|“||If there's any feelings you want to get off your chest, I'll be hear waiting for you.||”|
A gentle and warm young man who is empathetic to even the slightest of emotions. He runs an eatery making only the most authentic Sakurajima oden. His shop and the oden he makes has the power to soothe people's hearts, attracting customers from all over. Even if it's an old wino in the middle of the night, Oden will listen patiently to all their troubles great and small, and offer sympathetic advice.
Oden originates from Japan's Kanto region. It is a traditional dish widely loved throughout the whole of Asia, as well as a representative dish of Japanese cuisine. Today, restaurants with an "oden" sign hanging out front have the power to bring comfort into people's lives. When you're tired, just order up a bowl of oden and let its rich, flavorful broth and wide variety of ingredients warm you to your core with its simple goodness. It's a comfort food that everyone can enjoy.
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|Contract||Pleasure to meet you, Master Attendant. My name is Oden. I hope our meeting will bring you warmth.|
|Log In||Welcome home. Would you like something to eat? You can just put your coat there and have a rest.|
|Ice Arena||If the broth gets cold, it won't taste good.|
|Skills||Anomaly, unfit for this world.|
|Ascend||I feel my soul growing more at peace.|
|Fatigue||My spirit has not been pushed to the limits, but my body cannot go on...|
|Recovering||I'm much better. Don't worry.|
|Team Formation||I will resolve these troubles. You just stay home and await my return.|
|Knockout||My heart... isn't strong enough...|
|Notice||The food is ready. Have a seat. I'll go get some condiments.|
|Idle 1||Quiet, lonely times will always make one think of sorrowful matters.|
|Idle 2||Those compulsions and obsessions are all just passing emotions. No one should chase perfection.|
|Idle 3||Do you want to set up a late-night stall at the home? There will always be someone who can't sleep, right?|
|Interaction 1||What? Is something troubling you? Tell me about it.|
|Interaction 2||Although alcohol can make people feel warm and cozy, drinking to excess isn't good.|
|Interaction 3||All our joys and sorrows and emotions and desires-- they originate from the heart, yet they supersede it too.|
|Pledge||I am very willing, and very happy. From the first time I saw you, my heart has been astir, and now I'm certain that you're the safe harbor that I yearn for. Thank you for giving my soul, which was adrift in the darkness, a shore to rest upon.|
|Intimacy 1||I enjoy mild, ordinary daily life, because that kind of life doesn't stir up excessive emotion. But being together with you, I've started to open up my mind a bit.|
|Intimacy 2||Hungry? Great, I just made you something to eat. Hm? You ask, how did I know? Heh heh... I just like the way you look when you're eating. It makes me feel at peace.|
|Intimacy 3||I want to know more about you, whether happy or sad. I want to get to the bottom of your heart, and also... to be by your side forever.|
|Victory||This way, no one will get hurt again.|
|Defeat||Am I... still not good enough?|
|Feeding||Thank you. You want a gift in return? How about I tell you a story?|
- The heart (心, kokoro) he mentioned in his Knockout line refers to figurative heart (will, soul, mind, etc) and not the organ.
This Story has been fan-translatedby MoonlightSelenia.. Official translations will be added when they become available.
I. Oden Shop
The lights on the streets quietly went out one by one and the uproarious crowd of people started to scatter away.
The bell that chimes to tell people the time echoed through out the midnight, and the previously crowded streets becomes deserted and quiet in no time at all.
For people, this sound is like a greeting that tells them to have some rest, but for me, it's a signal to open my shop.
Opening the door, I set up the lanterns on either side of it.
And thus marks the start of a new day in my dining place.
Opening the shop after the sun sets and closing it when the sun rises is the way I do my business.
Night time is indeed quiet, but it's also pretty bothersome.
Night time makes it easy for people to unleash their negative emotions, to plunge into their carnal desires, instead of letting their mind to rest.
I understand the pain of letting oneself drown in such negative emotions. It's harder to recognize than physical pain, but the damage is far worse.
It's because I want to do something for those people, that I decided to open this shop.
It's not like I do it because I want money. I'm just thinking that we need to have place for people who said that they can't sleep at night to relax, and an appropriate place for people who want to vent out.
The shop curtains has been flipped aside a few times now, and customers keep entering into the shop one after another.
I greeted all of them and started preparing the dishes.
(It's all regular customers. No new face today.)
I'm pretty familiar with everyone here.
The young man sitting at the corner loves fried egg.
The girl with ponytail's favorite dish is this shop's signature miso soup.
The old man with unkempt hair would ask for two sticks of yakitori before making an order.
(Which means I know what they'll order.)
By the way, I also know their joy and sadness that they can't share with others.
That's why, I always lend my ears to their stories.
I listen to them without ever getting perplexed. If there's anything that I'm excellent at, I'd say that it's just something of that level.
"So, what happened to you? If you don't mind, I'm willing to listen, so how about you tell me about it?"