The Reincarnation Magician of the Inferior Eyes – Volume 2 Appendix Short Story The Strongest Magician, Goes to Karaoke

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    I, Abell, am a magician reincarnated from two hundred years ago into modern times.

    In the world I used to live in, my amber eyes were a symbol of discrimination.

    Tired of those times, I sought an ideal world and was reborn two hundred years into the future.

    Here’s the point. Life after reincarnation was generally peaceful.

    By chance, I attended one of the most famous magic schools in the country, the Asria School of Magic, and today, I live a normal life.

    “Hey, Abell, can I borrow your phone for a minute?

    One day.

    I was packing my bag to go back to my dormitory after class when a woman with bright red hair and burning eyes that looked like fire called out to me.

    This woman’s name was Elisa.

    Elisa is the grandson of Maria, the Brave of Fire, one of the great Four Wise Men, and she and I have been close ever since the entrance exam.

    “What’s wrong? “What can I do for you?

    No, I don’t think it’s that much of an exaggeration to say there’s something wrong …… This is from someone I know, if you don’t mind, would you like to come with me?

    Elisa said so, and handed out an ad sheet that was neatly folded to Rainji.

    Karaoke Plaza Sailor.

    Shop Discount Student Only ☆ Half Price Coupon

    What looks like a discount coupon is included at the bottom of the flyer, and can be torn off by hand along the pre-cut dotted line.

    Mmmmmmm…

    Saeryn? It’s been a long time since I’ve heard that annoying name.

    Saeryn is a beast that has a human female upper body and a fish lower body, and her weapon is her “song” that seduces humans.

    She sings to attract men and feeds on their energy.

    As far as I can remember, there is no more difficult job than that of destroying the Sirens.

    They have the same level of brains as humans and will not show themselves to magicians who are more powerful than they are.

    As a result, the crusade was slow to progress, and villages that had lost their menfolk were proliferating.

    It was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had.

    “…… Could it be that Abel doesn’t know what karaoke is?

    “No. I’ve read about it in a book before. I know there’s something like that.

    Yes. Of course, I thought I knew about it.

    I remember karaoke was a relatively new culture that came out about ten years ago.

    It’s a service where customers can sing freely to the accompaniment of popular songs – that’s what I think it is.

    I’m afraid the name ‘Sailor’ is derived from the song, but to use the name of a vile beast that causes so much mischief as a shop name is a taste I find difficult to accept.

    You think so? That’s fine. This coupon is good until the end of the week, so it would be a shame not to use it, but I’d be happy if Abel would come,

    Alyssa said coyly playing with her fingers.

    Okay, what should we do?

    It’s not that I’m not interested.

    Having been reincarnated from the past into the modern day, I also take pleasure in contacting unknown cultures of the future.

    But there is one nerve-wracking thing.

    “I don’t know many songs.

    The world seems to have a wide variety of musicians releasing music.

    Unfortunately, I’m not very familiar with pop music.

    I guess I must not have the necessary literacy to enjoy karaoke services.

    When people like me are in a group, it gets cold.

    “That’s okay! It should be fun just to experience the atmosphere!

    What a strong woman.

    But it’s not often that Elisa invites me to a party like this.

    This time, let’s accept her kind invitation and join in the entertainment of karaoke.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Not far from the Asria School of Magic, there is a small downtown area where students from various schools often make a detour on their way home.

    The west side of the city is home to many schools and research facilities, as well as a variety of student businesses and services.

    Karaoke Plaza Sailin

    The karaoke shop we visited was one of them, and the road in front of it was packed with students.

    Well, I guess you can’t go wrong with karaoke, huh? Master!

    Appeared. A man that I can’t understand.

    “Eh, why is this guy here?

    “I’m… I’m the one who wants to ask, okay?

    Upon arriving at the meeting place, the man with the familiar-looking burnt blond hair was there.

    The guy’s name was Ted.

    He’s a strange guy who’s been following me and pestering me since I was a kid.

    “Heh heh, wherever master is disciple is there! I’ll haunt anywhere!

    Tad said so with a smug expression for some reason.

    That’s really enough. You’re hopeless.

    But, it’s not like I’m just starting to be pestered by Tad.

    Besides, this kind of event is more fun with more people in one way or another.

    That doesn’t mean anything though, so I decided to forget about it today.

    “Uh, I’m very sorry, because Tad-san asked me where I was going, so I accidentally answered ……

    So that’s it.

    Is there such a reason?

    The one who carefully answered our questions was a dark-haired girl named Yukari.

    This girl, Yukari, has been in contact with us more than ever since we were on the same team for the gym class hunting competition.

    “Never mind, let’s leave it at that. Since everyone’s here, let’s hurry inside.

    Because of Elisa’s words, the four of us entered the shop.

    On the one hand, it was a new store, so it had a spotlessly clean feel to it.

    It seems that Elisa and Yukari had been using a service called “Nagara Karaoke” in other shops before.

    Student prices, sing till you’re full, drink bar.

    Using the aforementioned unfamiliar vocabulary, the two of them seem to have completed the simple procedure at the counter.

    I’ve got the key to the box, it’s on the third floor.

    Yukari, who had gotten the key at the counter, returned to us.

    I see.

    We had to move to the next place to sing karaoke.

    We walk down a corridor that looks like an apartment with countless rooms, looking for our box.

    “Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is the legendary karaoke box! How touching!

    Ted sat down heavily on the couch in the room and seemed to be in high spirits right now.

    Well, as expected of a room built for the purpose of singing, the door was made quite thick.

    That way, you can enjoy your music without having to worry about the room next door.

    “Oh yeah, this magic tool ……

    I observed the room for some time and noticed a strange phenomenon.

    I felt déjà vu with this magic construction of the prop installation. ……

    It turns out to be the use of something quite nostalgic.

    The composition is exactly the same as the “Memory Sound” magic I created two hundred years ago.

    “What’s wrong, Abel?

    “…… Nothing. I just remembered something from the past.

    Originally, this Memory Sound Magic was created in response to the needs of a spy who had infiltrated the enemy camp.

    At that time, I was living in poverty, and developing magic was the skill I needed to make a living.

    But now that I think about it, I think it was a foolish act.

    The magic that I created was used in the war, and as a result, the public was harmed.

    That’s why I feel a little bit relieved knowing that the magic I created was used in a place that had nothing to do with war.

    “Then, who will sing first?

    “Yes, yes, yes…! I’ll sing first!

    The person who meticulously raised his hand was Ted. The voice was loud.

    After Shouri teaches Ted how to input a tune, Ted comes forward with a loudspeaker in hand.

    He played the tune from a magic tool that had been installed to memorize the sound.

    It was a popular song that you often heard on the street.

    I don’t know where Ted had learned that song.

    But I don’t know how to say this, but the song on …… sounds like a fun song to sing, but the tempo fluctuates and you can’t get the beat right.

    Singing in high spirits – that’s how it feels, right?

    Okay, next it’s Abel’s turn. Please,” said Yukari.

    Yukari handed me a thick booklet after saying that.

    From what I had heard, the way to do it was to look up the song you wanted to sing from this booklet and enter the number into the equipment.

    I don’t want to sing. I don’t mind if I skip it,” he said.

    “Don’t you want to sing, Abel?

    “Yeah. Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with music these days. This time I’d like to hear you all sing.

    While the aforementioned conversation was going on, Ted’s tune ended.

    “…… Acorns, you don’t know how to sing.

    “It’s okay, as long as it’s fun!

    “Well, that’s true.

    Elisa picked up the speaker.

    She started to play a tune in time.

    The tune Elisa chose was a fast-paced love song.

    It had a strong voice, very much in Elisa’s style. The unadorned feel of the song seems to express her character.

    Next up is Yukari.

    Surprisingly, Yukari’s voice is the best of the three.

    She sings a narrative song style tune with the exact right tempo and beat.

    It would have been perfect if her voice had been a little brighter.

    The three of them each sang songs full of their own personalities.

    “Master had better sing it!

    “That’s right, Abell, sing with us!

    I’m afraid this karaoke service has the effect of raising the mood of its users.

    Ted and Elisa, who had sung a few songs to show off their natural singing voice, pestered me with excitement.

    Like I said, I don’t know many songs,” she said.

    If you don’t know many songs, then you know at least one, right?

    Elisa was keen to catch me out.

    I did know one.

    A tune that was played frequently at the dining establishment that I went to with Liz when I was in Rangevat Collar.

    “…… I know it. But, I really only know this one oh.

    I flipped through the booklet on the table, looking for that song.

    I remembered the name of the song.

    I dialed the number and entered the number.

    After a short while, a familiar melody was played by a magic device equipped with a memory sound trick.

    It was melodious and light, like the tune of a ballad.

    The song is originally sung by a woman, but there are some parts that I, a man, can’t sing, but it’s just for fun, so don’t worry about it and sing it.

    “”…………”

    Mmm-hmm? What’s going on here?

    As soon as I showed my singing voice, the three people gathered in the room lowered their heads and fell silent.

    It’s nerve-wracking~.

    I’m not going to make any major mistakes, am I?

    After all, this was my first exposure to karaoke culture in my life, so perhaps there was a part that wasn’t well thought out.

    “Sensei, Sensei! How’s that! That song! What is it?

    Inexplicably.

    Tad stood up suddenly, shedding bean-sized tears for some reason. So did the other two.

    Although their reactions were not as obvious as Tad’s, Elisa & Yukari’s eyes seemed to be moist.

    I was so surprised. I didn’t realize Abel could sing so well.

    “Aww …… I don’t know why, but I can’t stop crying when I listen to Abell’s songs. ……

    Speaking of which, I’ve heard it said before by a male bard traveling with us–

    It’s said that the songs are incredible and reflect the person’s outlook on life and other experiences along the way.

    I’m afraid that’s what he was talking about.

    I’ve been going through so much pain, but I think it has the effect of shaking people’s feelings.

    Abel! This! Sing this one! I think it goes right along with Abel’s singing!

    “No, no, no. Please sing this song, Master. Master’s voice is perfect for this song!

    Ted and Alyssa argued about which song they wanted me to sing.

    Alas, it took a few clarifications for them to understand.

    I think I’ve been indicating since then that this is the only one I can sing.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The sun is setting and the street lights are lighting the way home.

    Everyone must have had a great time today.

    The three people in front of me walked as quickly as if they had wings.

    “I’m so excited today! The four of us should definitely go to karaoke again someday.

    “Great idea! Next time Master will add to the song list!

    Incidentally, Tad sang too much until his throat was hoarse and his voice was amazingly magnetic.

    “Yeah, I’d like to hear that pleasant voice of Abel’s again.

    Alyssa who turned her head and I met eyes.

    Nerve-wracking, I would have liked to be alone.

    To read and study magic. In order to accumulate knowledge, it’s most efficient to be alone.

    However, just like Elisa said, the time and atmosphere I spent with my friends like this, I surprisingly didn’t find it annoying.

    “That’s right. Let’s go together again sometime.

    Compared to people who lived 200 years ago, people who are living in this era may have a lower standard of magic, but I don’t think that modern people have the same standard.

    However, I don’t think that people nowadays are inferior because of that.

    I don’t think it’s just because I sing, but I think it’s good to spend some inefficient time as a breath of fresh air.

    On the way back with my soul mate, I thought about this.

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