YTIF 9. Local Food doesn’t Agree with Me

YTIF 8. Weird Guy in Jade Clothes
YTIF 10. I Don’t Feel Like Talking to Him Anymore


I kinda rushed this one so please point out my mistakes.

Enjoy 😀

As I explore the building with the weird soldier following me, my surrounding seems to be… less luxurious.

「A, are you going there? It’s just the servant working area」

I ignore him as I walked there. I turned a corner and I was met with a quite lively hallway.
A lot of people with simple brown clothes are busy working here and there. Some people doing repairing, cleaning, etc.
When someone with a strange face appeared, all of them stopped doing their work and knelt in a hurry. Perhaps this is indeed the working area for low class servants.

Since the soldier didn’t say anything, I don’t know if I can walk through this area… I mean, it was uncomfortable to see some random people make way for you to pass in an exaggerated movements.
The difference in our culture is clear. For me, who didn’t understand and didn’t want to understand, the sight is just unpleasant.

「I think it’s a bad idea ne」

The soldier behind me spoke to himself without worrying about being ignored while making the most stupid smile in the current human existence. It’s quite annoying but it’s not very intrusive.
It may be because I’m feeling the same thing.

「………. I don’t think I can laugh until I can get back home」

The soldier stopped walking. I ignored him and continue to advance.

As I walked further, I felt damp heat from the entrance nearby I tried to look what that room was. Apparently, it’s a kitchen. I could see both men and women in brown clothes struggling with tremendous amount meat and vegetables.

Oh right, I haven’t eaten anything yet.
I instinctively tried to enter the room but my hands were grabbed and stopped me.
It was the soldier who caught me.


「It’s dangerous. You can’t just enter a room where people carrying boiled pot and knives running around.」

… Of course they’re running around.
What should they do then? Crawling around?
Should they crawl like those people in that hallway.
Of course it’s dangerous! Thank god you stopped me.

(TL: My sarcasm game is weak. the raw is ……皆、慌てて床に這い蹲ろうとするのだろうか which translates to … should they crawl around instead. Someone please make this funnier)

He just gave me a warm look and his expression said「Aren’t I such a nice guy?」.

「What? I won’t hurt anyone without any reason. All i want is to return to my world」

(TL: Can anyone help me? 寧ろ下手に関わったり関わられたりする方が嫌だ、と嫌悪感からついそう反論してしまう。)
There’s no way I’m protecting that Tenshi, and I can’t forgive him after he trampled all over my dignity. As a kidnapped victim, I will act accordingly.

「Un. How should I say it… I think you really fit the role as the Guardian of Scarlet Dawn」

「Wha? I don’t understand…」

「Oh that’s right. The word must not get around」


You can’t talk about it? I began to get angry and he tried to change the subject.

「Anyway, do you have any purpose to come to the kitchen?」

「…. I’m not thinking about anything in particular, but I think I’m hungry」

「I think your meal is being prepared in your room already」

「Well, I don’t understand it myself. I think it doesn’t taste good. I’d rather cook my own food.」

「Even though you are prepared the same top-quality dish like Tenshi…」

Even if he said so, I didn’t think the food was that good. I smelled a lot of spices but I didn’t know what was on that meat. It just tasted wrong. Maybe my body is rejecting the unfamiliar food.
I don’t know how many times I said it but I don’t want to be accustomed to this world’s culture. I really don’t want to.

「I just don’t want to eat this world’s cuisine. Especially if I’m eating the same thing as Tenshi」

「Just for that petty matter? I see」

The soldier nodded. The soldier nodded like he was convinced.

「Forgive me, Guardian-sama. You need to continue your exploration alone. Fight on!」

He said that in a loud voice.

Eee…. I can’t get in. I didn’t get to ask him anything before.

Another soldier saw me and quickly came to approach me from inside.
With a nervous face he asked me 「P-please make me some Blue World food」. (TL: Blue world meal, kudasai)

Who is this?

The moment I turned around to ignore him, my stomach started to growl. Wow that was embarrassing. It seems that I was more hungry than I expected. Iyaa, it was obvious that I was more hungry than expected.

「…… E-excuse me」

I put my embarrassment and hunger aside and stepped into the kitchen. Many people looked down as they prepare the unreasonable number of vegetables. Are you not even allowed to move your line of sight?

「Uwaa, clay cooking stove…… So primitive……」

「Hou, this is primitive to you? The Blue World is amazing!」

I ignored his remark and observed the cookware that was used. Not only the pizza clay stove, all other cookware were primitive as well.
The soldier shut his mouth. I’m tired of this inconvenient life in this lousy world. I need to explain some basic tool in the original world.

「Well, it’s possible to start fire in instant. The heat can be adjusted with just one finger. Some people didn’t even cook with fire in the first place」(TL: Electric stove in case anyone forget. I don’t even know the existence of electric stove until recently)

「That is menyou…」(TL: google-sensei said that 面妖 = weird)

「Men? you? What’s that? But seriously, this world is not convenient at all. Really, I don’t want to live here」

「I see, so one of the reason you don’t want to live here is because the level of the civilization?」

There was no frying pan and instead, I found something like a chinese pot. What kind of oil is this? Surprisingly, it smells like olives.
I can’t find any rice but I found some noodle similar to soba. Should I make some tempura? I think it should be possible.

「Oh, There’s no bath, no shower, no TV, and no game. The bed is hard, the clothes are difficult to move, the toilet is disgusting. This world is dirty. There’s nothing good in this world.」

「I don’t understand even half of what you just said but is it really that inconvenient?」

Yes… Yes… While nodding to the soldier, I prepare some egg and flour like stuff, cut some vegetables, and pour oil into the pot. I tried to find a match to start the fire and suddenly an aunt appeared and start the fire for me.
The aunt crouched in front of the stove for a while, then the fire was started. I thanked the aunt and she was flustered. Then she asked me nervously

「Guardian-sama, are you making a Blue World dish?」

「That’s right. Also, my name is Minafuchi Kaya. Please stop refer me as a Guardian」

「Then, Kaya-sama. Is our cooking didn’t satisfy you?」

「Ee. It’s too different from what I usually eat so I don’t think it’s that good」

Unlike talking with those damn group of old men, I don’t feel any anger when speaking to this aunt. It reminds me, I didn’t feel anger toward this soldier as well.
Maybe because they didn’t use stupid honorifics when talking to me. Unlike some maid who use shit-tier overly polite language. It seems that I’m more stressed than expected.

「But… sono… right now Kaya-sama is cooking with ingredient for lower class people… Are you sure it’s alright for you to eat this?」

「Ha? It’s just regular vegetables. Of course I would eat it」

I think I heard a polite honorific there.
The aunt panicked and shook her head. Jaa, I don’t care.

While speaking, I finished the deep-fried tempura. It’s fast because I’m only cooking for one person.
I borrowed a plate and got some paper to reduce the oil, while I boiled the soba noodles at the same time. I put some seasoning similar to soy sauce and bonito. Then the soba noodle is done.

Now let’s bite the tempura. Because the ingredients were same, it taste exactly the same.
But as expected, the one Mama made is better. Sadly, I can’t make my favorite wiener tempura here.

「waa…… I want to go home」

The thought became stronger and stronger.

The more I speak, the more I realized the tension in the kitchen was increasing, but I ignored them.
All my angers are gone and all that remain is homesickness. I won’t accept this world’s culture. I won’t be called the Guardian of Scarlet Dawn. I will go back to my world.

※Author note: The worst way to insult a culture is telling their clothes is hard to move and complaining about their room and food. Especially after tasting them.

TL: Good news everyone, the author published a new chapter after a year of hiatus. Hopefully he updates every month or two.

Thank you @IrinaAkashira for telling me this juicy info. I was so shocked that I checked syosetu at 3 AM and can’t sleep afterward. LOL

Once again, thank you for reading.

YTIF 8. Weird Guy in Jade Clothes
YTIF 10. I Don’t Feel Like Talking to Him Anymore

21 thoughts on “YTIF 9. Local Food doesn’t Agree with Me”

  1. “Author note: The worst way to insult a culture is telling their clothes is hard to move and complaining about their room and food. Especially after tasting them.”

    Seems the author is rather self-aware. What exactly are you planning, author?

  2. Thanks for the update

    And it is just a chapter. In the previous hiatus the author stayed almost 4 monts without update

    But the essence of this story is evident. Essentially the same that shieldhero but with a female protagonist. But without the bad fame for the previous hero

    For this reason I mantain that the best option would be just keep peacefully refusing till they have no option but surrender. Sonner or later as the guardian the MC should do some important action or publish act, so if both of them turn to be imposible and the latter proclaim in public to have ben kidnapped, I can see all the group seen as the bad people

    The main risk is that they finally decide to kill her, either to cover their mistake or be impossible to return her to earth and has to be killed to summon a new guardian. But even I can’t escape, I would prefer to die than be used as a tool

    1. That won’t really work as she doesn’t even know what “protecting Tenshi” entail. It could be a magic bodyguard and mobile barrier. It could be that she ages in place of him (no idea whether Tenshi a demi god, magic person, or a regular and wise person using magic means to live longer) thus making her a living sacrifice of sorts. As for her giving Tenshi and the rest bad press for “kidnapping” her, that won’t do much as the common sense of the majority is that Tenshi can do no wrong (he is the best) and that serving him should be an honor; being kidnapped or volunteering is irrelevant as you should be happy and grateful to serve. It all adds up to her emotions and stubborness getting in the way of her priorities to get home, and she first has to know more to do so and find out if it is even possible.

      Truth be told, I’m a little surprised MC is acting like this when she has stated that she “was kidnapped” showing her view and awareness of her situation. So her knowing that, she should be able to understand that once someone kidnapps you (this concept applies in her world and this one), you aren’t getting free until one of four things happens. The 1st is that the demands are met and the “hostage” goes free; but this isn’t an option as the demands are for the “hostage” to spend the rest of her life in service to and protecting Tenshi, thus no going home. 2nd, the “kidnappers” lose their patience and kill the “hostage;” this is unlikely to happen as she was the first person who was summoned and is apparently a perfect fit for the Scarlet Guardian (guess those before her were also unwilling?) and so there is no guarantee the next will be better than her (in attitude and/or aptitude). 3rd, someone else acts and frees the “hostage;” her family and police can’t help as they don’t even know she is across worlds, and even if they did, they can do nothing so her only hope for this to happen is if people of the Scarlett World who are against Tenshii help her (if everyone followed him, there wouldn’t need to be a Guardian). 4th, the “hostage” herself does something to escape; this is most likely to happen, but only if she can cool her emotions and learn about the world and her situation for her own goals.

      1. But I doubt, as you say, that this world is unified. If it was, a guardian would be useless. Also if a guardian’s role was to turn in Tenshi energy, the same that live-span or food, I think that they simply kill her and would try to get someone more cooperative.

        This like actitude from Tenshi has to be either he like her strong character, or it is a facade to avoid recognize that he can’t return her to Earth.

        I think that if the MC proclaim in some public act, with foreigners ambasadors or something like this whre this religious group try to “present the new guardin”, I can imagine a diplomatical and internal struggling. The rival and enemies countries and religios groups will use as excuse to proclaim this group as bad people, and the group will be divided between people considered insulted saying that she has to be killed, and people seeing that she was unwilled posted in the role and she really refuse

        In this point, if the Tenshi can really return her to Earth, would be the only chance, or simply retire the protection and order to kill her, the last would be recognize before her alone to be imposible or unable to return her to Earth, and decides let her go, but with some help to avoid be murdered for rancorous people.

        In this moment, either she is released or get to escape, would have to decide either she just want to live silently, or try to discover how return to Earth, unable to know if it ever is possible and risking to call the attention

  3. MC is pretty emotional over pragmatic reasoning. She first needs information on the world and travel between them. She doesn’t even know if returning is impossible. If it is impossible, then what is she going to do? Not do her job? She doesn’t even know what her job entails, as “protecting Tenshi” could be in any number of ways. If it is for bodily defense, then that would give her information that there are those who oppose him even though he is supposed to be the shit. Then there is the fact that she seems to be completely perfect as the Scarlet Guardian (guess they need to be angry and stubborn girl?) and she is still unwilling to find out the details due to a refusal to be a part of this world. Well she became a part the moment she was forced to come here, but I will give her a pass since it’s been like a day or so? It all adds up to her needing to pick her priorities and learn what she can to better her chances of getting home, and if she can’t, then it will allow her to focus on her goals in this world (spiteful revenge). She also should learn about what abilities the Scarlet Guardian has so that way she can use them for her ends. We already know that she seems to have a barrier that protects her from those who intend to do physical harm (rather easy to get around if you don’t harm her). So she should find what other powers she has.

    1. I’m agreed that she needs more information

      But I consider that she needs to keep refusing to cooperate. Even simulating, if she shows the most little impresion to accept to be the guardian, they insist more

      Also most fantastical novels with a similar setting, exists some type of ritual, that is some type of “confirmation” where the person “formally” accept the job, like a magical contract. If exists some of that, once done will be almost unavoidable, but if she keeps refusing they won’t risk to do this,

      For this I defend the peauciful keeping refusing. She would can try somerthing like “ask information about this world for curiosity” and if she listen about some neutral countrym go there, it should be her priority

  4. Oh, it’s been a month already? it feels like you released a chapter just yesterday. Time sure flies by.

  5. Interesting series here. I just found this but I liked the MC’s human response. Yes her behavior is non ideal but remember that people rarely make the best decisions especially when stressed out thus it is the raw emotion and irrationality in her situation that makes it feel more human.
    Some people are able to quickly adapt to the flow of major changes but these people aren’t really the norm.
    From the looks of this she seems she will have better relations with the commoners in the future due to them being less formal with her. It will be interesting to see how this evolves(assuming the Author keeps updating)

    Also looking in the comments of these chapters there seems to be an interesting discussion regarding the reactions of transmigrated MC’s and the little asked question on if they can go home.
    In situations where only the MC’s soul/personality is transmigrated there is the question of whether physical matter can even crossover in the first place.
    The transmigration archetype also often doesn’t address why an otherworlder is so important to these plots. Often it seems to be a simply ingrained tradition with lose explanations but they rarely go to the extent of a full explanation.

    Well thanks for the translations!

    1. I spoke about this a few chapters ago, because I consider a key factor in these stories

      You refer before to “human response” and “some people are able to quickly adapt to the flow of major changes but these people aren’t really the norm”

      I consider that in the hundreds of stories where the MC’s go to other world and his/her body is transformed, modified, or reincarnation body-swap too. Almost always the seem to accept and not try to return to Earth. And it exists some stories where they try to return but very few

      Imagining all potential points, I just can imagine that they assume that even they ever find how return, surpassing all the dimensional, time-space ptobleems, etc. They will be in a diffeent body, no people recognize him/her as the person that proclaim to be, potentially turning in a laboratory subject and risking his/her original family to be used as hostage to force to cooperate

      In the few stories that I’ve ever seen this, either that character use some magic to hid/camouflage his/her changes, and s/he get to convince the original family or some frend’s family, and they help him/her turning officially in their adopted child

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  7. I think she needs to get off her high horse and think about her situation more, I know she wants to go home, but what about a month or year from now? Is she still going to maintain this defiant attitude?

    Why hasn’t she asked about the previous guardian? Why doesn’t she make an effort herself to find a way home, she just sits and sulks or throws a tantrum.

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