(T/N – I just want to thank author again for giving me permission to translate this novel. I hope you will enjoy the story).
Chapter 1 – Reincarnated Onmyoji
I wanted to be something I was never meant to be.
A novelist, a musician, a celebrity, a baseball player, anything, anything at all. I just wanted to be a professional in those fields, a celebrity who excelled in one skill.
But sadly, I couldn’t find the path I wanted to pursue.
If you don’t have the passion, you’ll never make it big on that path. In fact, I couldn’t get passionate about any of them, and every time I hit a wall of growth, I ran for the easy way out.
I could have done something about that. In hindsight, I probably should have challenged myself in more different fields. I should have challenged more diverse fields so that I could find a path that interested me.
However, I’m not a kind of person who can venture into the unknown.
I wanted to find something that I could dedicate my life to. However, unfortunately, that was all just me dreaming. I was so busy living day by day, wearing out my life to make money, that I realized that many of my possibilities were destroyed.
It’s hard to start something and become a celebrity at my age. As I lay alone in my hospital bed, I didn’t even have the strength to take the first step, and the only thing I could do to pass the time was to stare at my computer screen.
“Another world reincarnation……Ha……”
If there is such a thing, let’s be more proactive in the next life. I will try new things. Have a strong heart that is not afraid of anything. Even if you get rejected, it’s okay to confess your feelings to a cute girl. It’s better to have regrets after doing it than regrets after not doing it.
You could literally die and start over.
Well, that can’t happen in real life.
I had already received a death sentence of terminal cancer, and I already have the Grim Reaper’s scythe attached to my neck.
I gave up and ended my life as a coward who could never become someone.
If such a thing were to happen in real life, I could do my best. That’s what I told you.
Then this is the first step.
I’m standing at a crossroads in my life. Technically, I’m lying on my back on a baby futon.
As I steeled myself with an inarticulate voice, I became aware of a small humanoid figure climbing around my mouth.
It was an unknown, translucent creature that was much smaller than my infant face.
It’s a strange creature that I’ve never seen in my previous life, and to be honest, I don’t even know if this world is really Japan. I wondered if it was really a good idea to take this thing in, or if it would take over my body.
But I’ve already died once.
Even if I took a safety precaution and lived a long life, I would surely die as an ordinary man, unable to become anything more.
If that’s the case, why don’t I take a big gamble, hoping for the slightest possibility, even if it’s only a hunch?
“Huh huh (It is better to regret doing it than regret not doing it)”
Prepared, I opened my mouth as wide as I could.
Then, the translucent humanoid that had been clambering around my mouth suddenly appeared and entered the large hole.
“Uhhhh (I’ll eat it)”
It was much smaller than my reincarnated infant self, but it was the largest of all the strange creatures that had tried to enter my mouth so far. In other words, if I ate this thing, it would prove my hypothesis.
There is no physical sensation, but I feel that something foreign has entered my mouth. I bite down on it with my toothless mouth and try to swallow it. I have to neutralize the foreign object in order to get it into my body as safely as possible.
From the outside, it looks like a baby gurgling its mouth, but I’m fighting now. I’m fighting the race for survival with this unintelligible creature, and the fear of ending up as an ordinary man.
–If you feed on the impersonation of a demon, you may gain power as an Onmyoji.
I took the first step towards such an unrealistic dream-like possibility.
To become someone, I had once dreamed of becoming… to become the world’s strongest Onmyoji.
T/N – Hey everyone, I will be your translator for this novel. Just a heads-up this is the first novel I ever tried translating so it probably won’t be perfect, so please if you have some stuff, you think I need to improve just tell me. Also, I don’t know how to speak or read Japanese, so this novel is translated using a MTL but I will try to make it as easy to read as possible.