This chapter is the edited version of another translation. You can find the original chapter post here.
Please notice that this chapter has NOT been re-translated but only edited in order to improve the readability.
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Editors: Sage, Shasu
“Eh? Where is this?”
As usual I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock that was set for 6 am and quickly prepared to go to work.
On my way to work, I stopped by the convenience store and bought breakfast: onigiri and oolong tea. I ate my onigri and drank the oolong tea while on my way to work.
I forgot to introduce myself; my name is Shingo Ichinomiya, 25 years old. Furthermore, I graduated from a decent university. Upon graduation, I entered a trading company like everyone else.
Currently it is my third year of working at the company and I have subordinates who are younger than me. However, I am constantly pulled into dilemmas between them and the boss.
But it was something that somewhat applied to everyone, so I never really felt like quitting.
Though for ordinary members of society, it should not be strange to think about quitting at least once. However, they will only end up thinking that they are not brave enough or lack the financial resources to actually quit.
I still live alone with no wife or girlfriend in an apartment within a ten minute walk from the company. Most of my meals are eaten outside.
Usually I get barely enough sleep because of fatigue from working until morning. I even spend the remainder of my holidays doing household chores such as cleaning and laundry. I can say that too is also ordinary.
There are many people like me in Japan.
I am not really that dissatisfied with life. As long as I keep working in the company, I might get a girlfriend, get married and have a child.
You could say it was a pretty ordinary life.
Or so I thought …
I wake up as always, not remembering the contents of my dream.
Strangely, the sound of my alarm clock that was always noisy was not present. I did not know what time it was but my eyes tells me it is dark outside.
The room was pitch-black, so I decide to investigate my surroundings and get up.
As my eyes begin to gradually get used to the dark, I noticed many unfamiliar things, one after another.
This was supposed to be my apartment room that I currently reside in yet I don’t see any of the familiar wallpapers or any recognizable furniture.
Three similar beds to mine had been placed near me. Then I notice that including myself there are three figures sleeping in the beds.
And as I focus my eyes on the bulges on the other beds, I could see they were human-like figures in the beds.
So this place is a quadruple room.
“When did I become a freeloader?”
To shake the confusion from the sudden change in environments, I decide to check my own condition.
Just as I thought, my condition was quite different from before I went to bed.
First, was my bed itself (which should have been a high quality product by Nitori) was now an old-fashioned bed which was not all that comfortable.
Even the blanket I was using was worn out and a little smelly.
Then I thought about something trivial “I just bought that blanket a week ago, it was a new blanket too …”
After which, I steel my mind and begin to confirm the condition of my own body.
“Eh? Did my body become smaller?”
Sure, I am not that tall but my body should have been the average height of a Japanese male.
However, right now, no matter how I look at it, my body had shrunk down to that of a child’s height.
“Eh? This is?”
I had been reading web novels lately, so the idea of reincarnation into another world came to my mind at once.
And as for not becoming a baby, there is a possibility that my consciousness now possesses another human being in another world.
“That would mean …”
It is dark now and the other people sleeping near me might think I was crazy if I made any noise at this late hour.
Plus, I do not even know the relationship between the owner of this small body and the remaining three bed owners.
However, it is most likely a big family though I don’t know who they are.
“I must behave myself till I can confirm my situation. So another nap will suffice for now …”
I was overcome with the desire to sleep as I thought about this and fell back to sleep.