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Chapter 35

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It’s been a week since we moved into our new house, but I still can’t get used to the ridiculous size of it.
One of the reasons for this is that it is more than three times bigger than the house we lived in before.
The living room alone is as big as all the rooms in our old house, and the rooms are also too big and too many even for one person.
Thanks to this, it takes my mother and I a whole day to clean the house, and the distance from my room to the bathroom is too far and inconvenient.

And one more thing.
I haven’t seen it yet, but there might be a ghost somewhere in the house.
Of course, I know that such things don’t exist, but I guess it’s worth being on the lookout for it.
… They don’t exist, I hope.

“… Therefore, all is good.”

I told myself, and got up from the bed.——So I could go to the restroom.
This room is at the far end of the second floor, while the bathroom is near the entrance. As I mentioned earlier, the distance is so far that it makes me feel uneasy, but if a ghost appears, it would be time to use the holy attribute magic I have forcefully acquired over the past month.
It will be fine, I can fight, and compared to Heinz, ghosts are nothing to be afraid of.

I turned on the light in the hallway and slowly made my way towards the stairs, trying not to make a sound.
When I got close to the stairs, I imitated the knight’s movements, put my back against the wall, and looked beyond the corner with only my face showing, and then——

“Kya!?”

“Uoh!?”

I stood up and prepared to fire my magic at the man coming up the stairs, but he rushed over with a worried look on his face.

“What is it, why are you so scared?”

“O, ohh, it’s just you, Dad…”

“What do you mean, oh it’s just me? What are you doing?”

I exhaled in relief as my father patted my head.

“What, were you trying to go to the restroom?”

“… Yeah. Will you come with me?”

“Leave it to me.”

My father smiled happily at me for some reason, took my hand in his, and began to walk ahead of me as if to lead me.
I felt a sense of security coming from his back, which is usually somewhat unreliable.

After I finished my business in the bathroom without any problems, I thanked my father who was waiting for me at the door.

“Thank you for coming with me.”

“Something like this is only natural to do for fathers.”

My father smiled, took my hand again, and walked me to my room.
As we approached the stairs, I noticed that he was in a very good mood.

“So ghosts don’t exist, after all. Was it just a rumor?”

“Yer right.”

“What dialect is that?”

As soon as I asked him while laughing at the dialect I had never heard before, my father stiffened and stopped moving.
I turned towards him to see what was wrong and slowly turned around to see his face turning pale.

“… That wasn’t dad just now.”

“Eh?”

It didn’t take long before my face turned pale, too.

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