Chapter 8 – Reincarnation Lead
One day, when I was able to move my spiritual power up and down, left and right, I felt a strange sensation.
It was a new sensation, neither like the erosion of strange creatures or from an increase in spiritual power.
“Ehhhh (Is this the separation of … spirituality?)”
I was just a few moments ago moving the spiritual power I had gathered around my tanden up and down, left and right.
It didn’t mean anything, I was just practicing to move it.
However, at the moment the highest speed I had ever achieved, I felt a blurring of the spiritual forces that were moving as one.
When I moved it again, I still felt that if I reached a certain speed, the spiritual power would be divided.
In response to this phenomenon, I intuitively understood what had happened.
Maybe because it’s literally happening inside my body.
I knew that the spiritual power, something that constituted it, was separated by a difference in density.
Just as blood is composed of plasma and blood cells, spiritual power can actually be classified into something of a microscopic level.
If it is the same as blood, it is an unknown substance that corresponds to blood cells … tentatively named Reigen. By moving it quickly, this was separated from the substance that corresponds to plasma.
And what does this mean?
I did it because I can, but I have no use for a tiny bit of separated spiritual elements at the moment. Moreover, this Reigen, even when I stop moving the spiritual power, stays in the tanden.
Huh, I don’t know what to do with this.
“Ahhhhhh! (Hey, did my spiritual power go down?!)”
The spiritual power in my body decreased dramatically due to the removal of the Reigen.
The sensation of a drop in vitality, something I have never felt before, is inexplicably disheartening.
Maybe I’ve committed a terrible sin.
Such anxiety comes over me.
“Oh my goodness, what’s wrong Saint. Did you see something scary?”
Mother picks me up and soothes me.
But that doesn’t make my anxiety go away.
For the first time, my body felt an uncontrollable fear, and I had no way to stop the tears from spilling out.
Eventually, I was so tired of crying that I fell asleep before I knew it.
“You, during the day, Saint seemed to have seen something scary and was crying. Are there any ghosts in the ward?”
“There is nothing wrong with the wards. It is working properly and was created by powerful ancestors long ago. They are much more powerful than mine.”
“So … then I must be wrong about this …”
When I woke up, I found that my father, a rare occurrence for me, had come home.
Before I knew it, it was nighttime, and the light from the lanterns faintly illuminated the bedroom.
“You’re awake, Saint. Your father is home. It’s going to be all right now.”
“Hmm … I don’t feel any impurity at all … It must be my imagination. Or I’m looking at it wrong. No need to worry.”
You have no right to worry about me.
You almost murdered me, you know, over there. No, I don’t even know if you die in the ritual.
At least I had a good night’s sleep and was free of that uneasy feeling. No more crying…, or rather, my spiritual energy is back to normal.
Huh? The separated Reigen remains in the tanden as it is.
Then where on earth did this spiritual power come from? Did I crunch another mysterious creature in my sleep?
No, this amount is not an overnight increase.
Then, this phenomenon can be seen as a result of…
While I was thinking, my parents were still talking.
“So, it’s possible that it’s not a yokai, but a disease…”
“You worry too much. I have heard from Shiraishi-dono that babies are startled by the slightest thing and begin to cry.”
“I’m so anxious and worried.”
Then the mother beside the shitty father said so.
Oh, wait, aren’t you starting to use me as an excuse to make out?
No kidding, the baby is watching. In a place like this, eh, wow, kissing is so erotic.(T/N – Didnt expect this…)
I stopped thinking that night because the scene was so stimulating.
The only thing I understood is that in the not too distant future I will have a little brother or sister.
I can’t get the shocking scene from the other day out of my head.
It was so much more graphic than the porn I was treated to in a previous life, but now is not the time to be thinking about that.
“Ah (After all, it’s back to normal. It’s about the same spiritual power as before taking out the Reigen)”
It is a feeling, hence it is a piece of cake.*
Still, who knows if the diminished spiritual power will be restored to its original state.
Based on this occurrence, I think that even if the spiritual power is reduced, it will be restored after a night’s sleep.
In game-like terms, the maximum MP increases by absorbing mysterious creatures, MP is consumed by taking out the spiritual element, and MP is fully restored after a night’s sleep at an inn.(T/N – MP – magic points or mana points)
Something like that, huh?
In reality, there is no such thing as a full recovery, so I would say that a good night’s rest will help you recover enough to do so. I am afraid that when I get older, I may not recover fully after a night’s sleep.
In fact, that was the norm in my previous life.
I’d almost forgotten about it because I’d taken for granted the daily routine of being a baby and making a full recovery every day.
If it comes to that.
“Ahh (Shouldn’t I collect this spirit element while I am still young?)”
It’s a spiritual power I have no use for anyway.
It would be better to convert it to a spiritual element that I might find a use for someday than to just keep it in my possesion.
Besides, I am a shadow game lover*, and I have a tendency to think that the overflowing stamina from my previous life is a waste of resources.
And this makes the absorption of mysterious creatures even more vital.
Needless to say, though, this means that increasing maximum spiritual power is of tremendous importance. If one has more maximum spiritual power, he/she will be able to use more powerful onmyojutsu.(T/N – Onmyojutsu in this context means Onmyojo techniques)
And what’s more, it’s strange that adults don’t have this important training. At least I’ve never seen a fucking father absorb a mysterious creature. The wonder creatures never appear or seem to see the adults in the first place.
The answer I derived from this is that the means to increase maximum spiritual power can only be used now, in the time of infancy.
“Ahhhhhh (A means of rapid growth for a limited period of time. This has to be earned while it lasts)”
I know very well from previous life experiences how important it is to work hard while you are young.
If you struggle now, it will definitely help you in the future.
Then there is no other way but to do it.
And I would actively incorporate the mysterious creatures based on my hypothetical theory on top of theoretical assumptions.
A/N – And now to the first part of the story.
*This is probably a Japanese saying or quote that was lost in translation. This is the sentence – 体感なのでどんぶり勘定ではある, tell me in the comments if you have a better idea how to translate this.
*Does anybody have any idea what game is he talking about?