Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai:Chapter 4: A Certain Electromaster's Life Counseling (Girls' Talk) Part 2

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Chapter 4: A Certain Electromaster's Life Counseling (Girls' Talk) Part 2[edit]

"As you know, my love has made no progress at all. What should I do...?"

"Well, at least you are honest now."

Mikoto pouted:

"You dare say that after provoking me...but this guy totally doesn't look at me."

"Ha, I see—I know how you feel."

"You know?"

"Nothing, just talking to myself. Okay, 'what should I do to make some progress in my love' is the problem right? Let me think—"

Kirino seemed like she had an idea.

"How about trying the life counseling solution?"

"Ah...please explain?"

"Kamijou...no, no, the one that Mikoto-san likes is someone who will save anyone who is in trouble, right? Then, as long as Mikoto-san says she is in trouble and needs his help, you will get many chances to meet him."

"I see. So that's it...but, but, you said life counseling session...how should I start it...?"

But Mikoto's entire face was red, she looked down and rubbed her fingers together.

Seeing that, Kirino slightly closed one eye and laughed:

"Mikoto-san. Just do as I say—okay?"

"Yes yes."

"First, sneak into his room in the middle of the night."

"Wait for me to get a pen...Middle of the night, sneak in...got it..."

It sounds like a crime already! Is that really okay?

"No problem with that? —Then, while he is sleeping, climb on top of him."

"Right right...climb on top of him...got it..."

"Then *slap* and give him a slap, tell him 'I want to ask you for a life counseling!'"

"...Can this really succeed?"

"It definitely will! I have personally tried it myself!"

Kirino said full of confidence.

...On the other hand, I couldn't say anything about it.

"A slap...slap huh."

Mikoto muttered something, raised her right hand above her head, then—

"Like this?"

Biribiribiribiribiribiribiribiribiribiri!

Just a single 'slap' had an incredible destructive power.

Seeing that, Kirino yelled:

"What is that just now? Giga break or something?"

"Ah?"

"What ah! What is with your definition of 'slap'? Why do you have to add an electric shock...If he was hit with that, there wouldn't be anything left of Kamijou-san!"

"No, don't worry. Unless I add this, there wouldn't be any effect on that guy..."

"That is not the problem! He would be sleeping at that time! Probably..."

...Just like that? It was clear that 'he' was Kamijou.

I turned to him and saw him trembling, his face pale.

"...Hey, Kousaka-san...why did the love story of Misaka turn into how to assassinate me?"

"......"

I think this guy deserved some more anxiety.

If they continue, they might expose who the one Mikoto likes is!

—I even thought.

"Say, just now, when you blocked Mikoto's electric shock, could it be that you are a negater?"

"Ah, my ability is Imagine Breaker, my right hand can negate super powers as soon as I touch them."

But in Academy City, during System Scan, I was judged to be a Level 0—Kamijou added.

"Ah...so Kamijou's ability...is just that?"

"Yes? Yeah, just that."

"You don't have other abilities like other guys, like shooting lasers, teleporting, or something?"

"Nope. By the way, even recovery magic and luck would be negated too, even when I don't intend to."

*Clang clang*

I moved my chair away from Kamijou.

"Hey—why are you suddenly moving away from me?"

"Because...it sounds like I will meet misfortune as long as I stay near you. I can't believe that you could use that...ability of yours to fight a lot of enemies."

"Kousaka, were you about to say my only ability is 'useless'?"

"No no, I never said anything ~"

Even among the world of espers, his ability still had a role to play, so calling it useless didn't seem right. However, for someone who often gets into fights to be unable to receive recovery magic, this was a fatal flaw.

"Ah...so that's why every time you fight, you end up in the hospital..."

Kamijou nodded.

Since I was interested, I asked:

"Why do you fight so hard?"

"Huh? What are you saying?"

Kamijou simply replied—

"As long as there is a reason to fight, no matter how weak someone is, they can gather their courage to fight!"

It didn't matter if that person was a Level 5 or a Level 0.

You didn't fight because you had a chance to win.

That was how he fought.

"—Ha, I see."

This guy really could tell a joke.

Really...whoever liked this guy was going to have a hard time, even as someone who just met him today, I almost raised a flag here.

I smiled wryly and turned to the TV.

Kirino, who had taken the love advice request from Mikoto, was coming up with an unbelievable solution.

"—That's why, Mikoto-san, try confessing ♪"

"...What!?"

In an instant, countless words appeared on the screen.

They all said 'Wowowoww!', "Ahhhhhhh!", "Kiririn, GJ!!"

The number of viewers was 100,000 people, but the number kept rising.

"Con-confess?"

"Yes. You have to do it sooner or later anyway, right?"

"That, that's true...but..."

As expected of a popular heroine, the blushing Mikoto was super cute. Right now, the destructive power coming from her was beginning to shake even someone who was totally devoted like me.

Kirino grinned and gave Mikoto the final blow.

"Look at the screen. Everyone is waiting for your confession ~"

"That, that's because you said something weird!"

"That's why I said it's only practice. Not only wouldn't you fail at the real confession, the audience would be happy too, everyone would be happy!"

"Oh ~"

Mikoto closed her eyes, her body trembling slightly.

The excited audience also cheered 'Confess! Confess!' creating a determined atmosphere.

Even I was amazed at this.

At the same time, a voice came from outside of the screen—

"AAAAAAAAA! I'm so jealous, so envious, I hate him so much! Is Onee-sama going to confess to this ape! As Onee-sama's lover, I should stop this immediately! But! But!!!! I also want to see Onee-sama like this! I want to hear Onee-sama's confession...Oh! AAAAAAA!!! I! I! I'm such a useless lover—————!!!!"

...Kuroko...heard everything...

While Kuroko was being depressed, it looked like Mikoto had also made a choice.

She stood up, took a deep breath, and said firmly:

"I got it! I will do it!"

"That's good!"

Kirino also stood up and clapped her hands on Mikoto's.

"Mikoto-san, first, try to say 'like.' Pretend like I'm Kamijou-san!"

You no longer need to keep hiding anymore, right?

Forget it, they probably thought that Kamijou wasn't watching this show.

Mikoto cleared her throat.

"Then, I'm starting..."

She clenched her fists, yelling with all of her strength:

"Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! How dare youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!"

Biribiribiribiribiribiribiribiribiribiribiri——!

"Stop——————!"

Kirino screamed at the top of her lungs.

"Ah, what?"

"Stop stop! That's my line! What just happened! What exactly just happened!?"

Facing Kirino's questions, Mikoto replied in a cute tone:

"What—isn't that a confession?"

"How come it sounded like you just met your Sisters' nemesis!? It sounded like a scream from the Sisters act!"

The electric current flashed, just like a legendary super soldier.

She probably was going to say 'how dare you make me like you' next.

"Not that kind of scary confession! As expected, it's really necessary to practice!"

What Kirino said was also what I thought.

Mikoto looked unhappy, she muttered:

"Then, what should I do ~"

"You don't have to yell, just say it in a normal tone. Best case, use a tone with a hint of embarrassment to convey your feelings."

"...You...you can do that?"

"Of course! If you don't believe it, read volume 2 of 'My Little Sister'!"

...Please allow me to make a no comment expression.

"So, just now was no good."

"Once more. Let me help you pick your words."

"Okay..."

Mikoto thought about it and slowly shook her head.

"...Sorry, but not now. I want to convey my feelings, how could I use others' words?"

"...I see. You are right."

"I don't have to make it more complicated, I should just tell him my feelings with my natural words."

Saying that, Mikoto smiled.

"Even if I get rejected, it can't be helped."

Ah, I see.

That's why Kirino admired her. That's why Kuroko obsessed over her.

Just as Kamijou said, without the slightest flaw.

Not only was Misaka Mikoto a strong and cute girl, she had manly decisiveness.

"I see."

Kirino repeated her words.

Clearly, things didn't happen as she expected, but my little sister smiled too.

So...

Seeing that, what would Kamijou's reaction be? I turned to him——

*Zhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!*

Suddenly, the alarm rang.

"!"

Kamijou's expression instantly changed.

"This is—"

His lazy expression just now had been replaced with a serious look.

He firmly fixed his eyes on the screen.

Almost at the same time, from the TV came a 'Niconico Anime' emotionless sound. Although that sound was very loud, it didn't contain any feeling.

Next, we heard the sound of a 'flute.'


"Is this some kind of a joke?"

That was my first reaction upon hearing that weird flute.

On the other side of the screen, Kirino and the others were having similar reactions.

However, this optimism soon disappeared.

"Ugh—!"

My head hurt just from listening to this.

"What...is going on!?"

It definitely wasn't good to continue listening to it!

I immediately made my judgment and cut off the TV's power, but it didn't stop.

Even worse, the sound started ringing everywhere in the building.

"Hey! What the heck is going on!?"

"A special type of speaker?"

On the screen, the show had turned into a mess.

Everyone covered their ears with a painful expression.

—Kirino too.

"Hey hey hey hey! Don't tell me...?"

This invitation might contain some secrets.

"Kirino's joke became real...?"

While I was thinking, the pain in my head increased.

Kamijou shouted:

"This sound...is this like Vento of the Front's 'Divine Punishment'...?" [1]

"You know it, Kamijou?"

"I have fought with a magician who used similar magic before, but there is some difference. Just now the sound was real, which meant it's not magic, but a mental attack."

In other words, brainwashing or something. What a horrible power!

At that time, I couldn't take it anymore and dropped to my knees. Then—

"I will break this illusion!"

A clear breaking sound rang in my head.

The pain disappeared immediately.

"Ah?"

I looked up and saw Kamijou's right hand on my head.

'Imagine Breaker'—can negate any special power.

"I finally understand why Dengeki Bunko's manager called me here. They already predicted that something like this would happen."

Kamijou muttered to himself.

He moved his right hand away, looked at me and said:

"I'm not entirely sure, but it looks like we are in big trouble. Let's go check on Misaka and the others."

"I'm with you!"

The moment I stepped inside this building, I had made a promise to my little sister.

There is no way I could just wait here.

Besides—if I left that guy's side, my head might hurt again!

I made my declaration. Hearing that, Kamijou's eyes widened, then he smiled like a kid.

"What is that? It's not what you wanted to say, right?"

"...Oh."

It was as if he could see through me. But he clearly wasn't some telepath.

"Let's go!"

"Yeah!"

We ran toward the recording room.


When we arrived at the recording room—

"Don't underestimate me!!!"

Following the scream were numerous electric shocks.

Standing in the middle of the recording room was Mikoto, surrounded by electricity.

The shock didn't damage any of the recording machines.

However, the strange sound had stopped.

"—It should be fine now. Are you okay, Kirino?"

"I'm fine...but, what did you just do?"

"Destroy the source of the sound through the network—What awful luck, I'm so sick of these kinds of despicable abilities."

Mikoto said, "It shouldn't be a problem anymore" and brushed her hair.

"You've had a bad experience with it."

Kirino said that.

Mikoto narrowed her eyes, answering:

"Really, as the the only one who understands my situation, you aren't easy to deal with. The next time we meet, I will finish reading your story, so prepare yourself!"

"Alright, I'm looking forward to it ~~"

They exchanged a meaningful glance—

"Then I'm going to pick up Hiroyuki [2]—I will leave things here to you."

"—Yeah, leave it to me. I will make a suitable ending for it."

They smiled at each other.

"Kuroko!"

Calling to her friend, Mikoto rushed outside. I could hear Kuroko reply 'Yes, Onee-sama!'

Seeing that they left, Kamijou said:

"I should go too. Make sure to protect your little sister!"

"I know that without you telling me!"

I smiled wryly and watched as Kamijou left.

Although I didn't know their story.

They were doing just fine in their own way.

I returned my eyes to my little sister.

Our eyes met.

"———"


And so—

I also kept doing things in my own way.

Together with Kirino.

I smiled at my little sister.

I'm fine, don't worry!

Then I slightly nodded.

Do your best!

"Hmph—!"

—I thought I heard 'Are you an idiot?!'

Kirino looked away and turned to the staff, saying:

"What now? Are we still on air? Ah, this is fine then."

What would Kirino do when Mikoto asked her to take care of things here?

"So, at Mikoto-san's request, the show is now resuming. Although the details aren't clear, it doesn't matter anymore. Because Mikoto-san has already left."

She calmly resumed the normal show.

A mess had just happened, yet she avoided it like it was nothing. So awesome. I praised her in my heart.

Just as usual, Kirino did her job, while I protected her by her side.

That was that I thought.

My little sister can't be this cute.


Translator's Notes[edit]

  1. Editor: (!!ToAru spoilers!!) See | EN ToAru Wiki: Vento's Divine Punishmentfor more.
  2. Nishimura Hiroyuki, founder and a former administrator of the most accessed Japanese message board site 2channel. In Japan, he is usually known by his given name, Hiroyuki.


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