Hush Now, Saintess! - Chapter 36
‘What the heck, it’s seriously a shittem, isn’t it.’
With a scowl on my face, I quickly pressed yes. I was determined to just get it out of my sight.
〈 The reward has been received normally. After reaching 20 reputation points, the NEW function ‘Bonus Stats’ has been activated. 〉
As soon as I thought about it, another window popped up.
〈 Bonus Stats
Distributable stats: 13 (+10) 〉
No, but, was this the time to show me this?
This shittem was suddenly boasting a new function despite me being in a game of deadly tag.
‘Why are the points so low? And what’s with those question marks?’
For a very brief time that I was distracted by the numbers—
I felt someone’s hand snatching me up by the scruff of my neck.
Feeling my vision spin around me, I closed my eyes.
I felt like a carp that’s been caught by a fisherman’s line.
And a carp that’s been caught would be dragged to the land where it couldn’t breathe!
‘Ha, this damn life…!’
At that moment.
A bone-chilling sound came from above.
As an intense wave of anxiety swept over me, my eyes were completely wide as I looked up.
And I was faced with the sight of a splendid chandelier way up above on the high ceiling.
To be more precise, it was a swinging chandelier.
Unconsciously, I was already imagining the worst case scenario, and at the same time, the chandelier really did tilt precariously once again.
Anyone with a working pair of eyes could see that it was strange.
Stuttering, I tapped vigorously on the hand on the back of my neck, owned by the man who had nabbed me.
“You think that trick’s gonna work again? Stop pretending, you crook!”
“I-I-I’m not! Look there!”
My heart was getting heavy with frustration as I pointed my finger once again.
“Yes, yes. You’ll soon go to heaven…”
“What kind of nonsense! The chandelier’s falling!”
—What kind of bullsh*t! The chandelier’s falling!
Right then, the man finally looked up.
“What the hell are you… Whoa, shi— What the hell?!”
Finally aware of the dangerously slanting chandelier, he pushed me frantically and ran away on his own.
And with a scream, I helplessly fell to the floor.
I glared at the man’s retreating back as he ran away, face twitching due to both the resentment and physical pain I was feeling at that moment.
‘If you’re going to run away anyway, why didn’t you take me with you?!’
However, the priority now was not my resentment, but getting out of this spot right this instant.
I grabbed my aching waist and got up in a hurry.
No, I tried to get up.
I was about to do so, but as I watched the chandelier falling straight at me, I froze.
‘…This is real.’
Suddenly, I recalled the day I fell down the stairs before.
As fast as my vision could keep up, the chandelier quickly drew near.
Stupidly, I could do nothing but watch without blinking an eye.
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〈 Critical Situation!
Distributable bonus stats shall be automatically distributed.
All distributable bonus stats have been stacked on 「 Luck 」
Luck: 20 (+10) 〉
〈 The ‘luck’ function has been activated. 〉
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‘I think I heard a stupid ding, ding! during my final moments…’
But what’s the point in me listening to something like that?
I should be dead by now.
The chandelier that was falling so fast towards me was still vivid behind my eyes.
Luckily, I didn’t feel any pain, but…
‘There’s no way I didn’t die after being hit by that thing.’
With a faint smile on my lips, I gave myself up to death.
Perhaps because I had died once again, but I felt light.
It even felt like my body was moving even though I was limp and my legs weren’t moving.
Besides that, something felt warm.
It’s like I’ve become an Australian koala that’s hanging from a tree.
Here and there on the tree (?) I rubbed my hands and nuzzled my cheeks comfortably.
Oh, this feels so warm and nice.
I just wanna continue clinging to this forever…
“Excuse me, I would prefer it if you stop groping me now.”
I was just pleasantly keeping my eyes closed here, but I soon opened them in a hurry after hearing a voice from above me.
Then, I looked up and saw a man wearing a black hood.
‘Wait a sec. A black hood?’
“The Grim Reaper?”
As the man murmured under his breath, he looked away suddenly.
I urgently looked around my surroundings as well.
I needed to check whether this was heaven or hell, or if I was crossing the river of the underworld.
Then, the first thing that caught my eye—
‘Eh, that thing?’
On the floor was the chandelier earlier, now horribly broken.
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