(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated! - Chapter 10
010 - I Came To Understand Various Things
A few months had passed since I can lift my head up. Just a little more to go before I turn 1. I learned to stand and could now use my hands to grab stuff. I also came to know more about this world. For example, this world does not have a name. Thinking about it, it is not all that weird. My previous world is named 'Earth' but that is actually the name of a planet, and not the actual name of the world.
Meh, all that I learned are all from the books I can read anyway.
For one, there is magic in this world!
Yep. I had thought the story in the Picture Book was ridiculous but it turns out to be a rather famous fairy tale. In short, magic exists in this world and everyone can use it! Although talent is another thing.
My excitement just soar through the roof when I learned about it. I am sure anyone will agree with me feeling like shouting 'HERE IT IS!!! '.
And so, from today, I will be experimenting. Even though the maids are going to run around looking for me, who had escape from the crib [TN: Original text is futon], but I don't care! I have a huge duty now!
’’ Alrighty! ’’
Sitting in the library alone, I feel my excitement rising as I hold a book in my hand. [TN: Counteraction raising! We say WOW WOW WOW WOOOW.]
『Magic That Even Monkeys Understand Elementary』
What a title. You don't know if the author is trying to make a pun or not. It is really amazing that this book, with a title that treats people like idiots, is compress of the eternal dreams Earthlings ever had. Excited, I opened the book and begin to slowly, carefully read it.
’’ Yep,yeup. ’’
That is not me fumbling with my words.
『 The basics of Magic
1. Let's Sense Magic : Mana is all around you and in you.
2. Let's Manipulate Magic : If you can feel the mana, imagine it flowing. After getting used to it, try gathering it in your hand.
3. Let's try Using Magic : Mana and Incantations are needed. To know more about Incantations, please go to the next page 'Chapter 2 : Incantations'! 』
Yep, yep. How orthodox!
This is really fantasy! I mean, it is word for word from the web novel I read!
...The imagination of Earthlings is incredible.
And so, I started to practice according to the book. As I had my previous memories, I had already grasp the meaning of point 1. This warm feeling inside and outside must be 'Mana'.
And erm...Next is to imagine the flow...
It is like I grew a new organ. Kinda like 'I grew a 6th toe!'. Anyway, even if the mana is drifting about, a part of me can still recognize it.
As I am having trouble with it, suddenly I feel like a nerve had been unlock and the Mana starts moving.
Yes, here it comes!
This must be what they mean by feeling the flow. I feel like ClaXX from HeiXX, GiXX Of The Alps. This must be the same feeling as how XXare first being able to walk.
[TN: Classic Japanese Anime, Hedi, Girl of the Alps.]
’’ Mumumu... ’’
For the first time, I gathered Mana, which feels ticklish yet soft - a very unusual sensation, into my hand. The temperature of it is not hot, yet it feels warm. Is Mana something like life force? The warmth it produces feel like the life force, or part of it.
I scattered the gathered Mana and turn to the next page.
『 ~Chapter 2 : Incantations~
To activate magic, either incantations or Magic formation is needed. Chantless incantation exists but those needs a freaking amount of Mana!
And now, you would need to know your attribute. It's important!
As so as not to dry up you Mana, let's remember the incantations.
Magic formations is also written in this book, try it if you are free.
But it is difficult to draw, and if you have the time to draw, saying it will be loads faster so incantations is recommended ☆ 』
What is with this this introduction? What a flippant attitude. I mean, '..recommended ☆'... My sight shifted down the page.
I started to doubt my eyes. The formation and incantation that is written is in Japanese no matter how you see it. No, it cannot be. I looked at the explanation.
『 [Fire] : Pronunciation faɪə(r) [TN : Japanese, He. Guys, would you rather I put the Japanese pronunciation? PS: Fire is in kanji, 火]
To create fire. Depending on the amount of mana you use, the output will be different. Beginner = This! Let's try doing it immediately! 』
[TN: Harry Potter spells book this is not.]
Yep, it is not my eyes. LOL Japanese. LOL Kanji.
What is this double standards.
I was stunned for a few seconds but bouncing back quick is one of the few good traits I possess.
I pulled myself together and started reading the detailed explanation.
『 First, things to note before chanting! Everybody's attribute is different. The basis is 1 attribute per person, if you have 2, let's go, court's level! For magic outside your attribute, if you find yourself unable to activate it even with incantations or it ends up shabby, don't be disappointed! There is always the next time! Don't go bluffing yourself that you got the incantation wrong. 』
What is it with this tone? It is really annoying.
Ooh, the basic attributes are Fire, Water, Earth, Wind..., and Light, Shadow, Air etc. There is even unidentified attributes. The research being done on that is freaking difficult so that is unrelated to monkeys.
...Oi, author, what the heck are you doing. It is horrible how you treat readers like monkeys. Yes, I know the title of your book is 'Magic Even Monkeys Can Understand'. Even so!
...Whatever. Let's pull myself together and try doing it!
Pretending to be cool, I did a meaningless cough. I then stretched out my hand and started to gather mana the size of a ping-pong ball.
’’ [Fire] ’’
I chant, looking at the ball of mana. With a 'Pong!', a fireball the size of a ping-pong ball appears in the air.
Here it is!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!! Thank you!!
I can use magic!
In my excitement, the fireball begin to fell. ...Opps, how dangerous...
Calming myself, I begin analyzing. First of all, it looks like my attribute is Fire. I am relived. I did think about me failing to use magic. Come to think of it, all of the novels I read talks about the importance of imagination.
’’ [Fire] ’’
Once again, I gather mana the size of a ping-pong ball in my hands, using imagination as I chant. Then, a loud 'poof!' and a fireball the size of a volley ball appears!
’’ Wah! ’’
Shocked, I extinguished the fire ball. Because, this body of mine is still at the level of a 1 year old! Holding a fireball the size of a volley ball is too close to my face!
But as thought, imagination is important. Coming to understand that, I gathered mana in the air instead of my hand this time round. Which reminds me, if I add oxygen carefully, will the flame turn blue? Let's try. I imagine a gas burner as I chant and as I thought, a blue flamed fireball appears.
’’ Ewsome! ’’
I exclaimed unintentionally. Yep, I did not fumble with my words. I begin to wonder if the fireball can be moved and I tried moving it.
It is looking like the haunted houses in a theme park ♪
As I am having fun experimenting, time is ticking away. It is about time to return to my room or people are really going to get worried. I looked outside the window and checked the position of the sun. It is time for lunch~ Lunch~♪
But I got caught up in the moment and make a dragon shaped fireball. Please don't say anything chuunibyo like a fire dragon!
I opened the door a little to check if anyone is in the corridor before I went out of the library. Ah, even if I called it a library, it is just one of the rooms in the house. Mah, it does have bookshelves that reaches all the way to the ceiling.
After this I would not need to sneak out of my room for a while. I can just train in my room!
’’ My, Will! Where are you gone all this time~! ’’
Mother was there when I returned. In the room next to the bedroom.
’’ Really...Being so alike to that person in places you really do not need to be. ’’
Mother said, signing while sporting a happy look. That pierce deep into my heart. I know...I have this plain-looking face...but to say that to a 1 year old...
’’ Mather. ’’
I said, trying to lift myself up.
’’ Yes, Will? ’’
’’ Can chu use machic? ’’
I sound awkward and like an idiot but I am trying! Seeing that I am a 1 year old please give some leeway!
’’ Oh my, why all of a sudden? ’’
Mother was a little shocked at the question.
’’ Becasue, it is witten in the pictchu book. ’’
’’ Arara, it is because of that you went out? ’’
Mother crouch down, looking amused.
....Damn it, my mother is gorgeous. Trying to hid my feeling, I nod.
’’ Is that so? That is my Will! ’’
Mother stroke my head delightfully. Even though this inner me is a high scholar who felt a little embarrassed, it felt really pleasant so I had a silly smile on.
’’ Haha. ’’
Laughing to hid my embarrassment, Mother lifted her hand that stroked me.
’’ [Water]! ’’
She chanted. Why all of a sudden?!
’’ Wahhhhh! ’’
I cried, emotional. Let's move aside the fact that Mother always does things suddenly.
Rather than that, it was beautiful. The water produced from magic, is floating in the air.
’’ It is too soon to be surprised. ’’
Mother laughed as she looked at me.
’’ Your father is so much better. ’’