LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 20

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Prologue “The months and days are travelers of eternity…” Wasn’t it Basho (1) who wrote that? As I met many clients, time seemed to pass by in a blink of an eye and I’m now almost done with my training.  As soon as I arrived at the office, […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 19

Intermission First-class agents were those with a success rate of at least 95% in sending souls to the heavenly world. Senpai was one of them with an outstanding success rate of over 99%. But if you look at it another way, it also meant that he couldn’t save almost 1% of the souls. An outstanding […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 18

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Epilogue A few days have passed since we sent Yayoi to heaven. In the end, she didn’t change anything. —But something has changed. Something invisible, uncertain and ambiguous that could not be touched or felt. —That concluded her story. The ultimate proof that her soul didn’t return. Senpai might […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 17

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 7 We offered Yayoi the cigarette and ashtray as usual as we faced her and started the final interview. Senpai cut to the chase with his usual carefree tone. “We apologize for calling you out again before sending you to the heavenly world.” While opening the cigarette pack, […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 16

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 6 The next day, we waited until Asuka’s classes were over before ambushing her. After Asuka parted with her friend on the way home, we blocked her path and stood in front of her, just like when we first met. “Didn’t I tell you not to bother me […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 15

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 5 “We’ve met your daughter.” Senpai cut to the chase as usual. “Oh, and then?” Yayoi pulled out a stick of cigarette and lit it with a lighter. Looking at Yayoi, she reminded me of a haughty, uncultured woman who was waiting for a customer in some squalid […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 14

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 4 The moment we returned to the office, Senpai looked through Yayoi’s files. The room was filled with deafening silence as though time had frozen. Only the ticking of the clock echoed across the room.  Seeing this unusual side of him made me feel uneasy. Perhaps I ought […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 13

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 3 After our shocking revelation. Asuka, who had been stunned into silence by Senpai’s revelation, asked in confusion.  “Huh? My mother? I just said goodbye to her just now?” Looks like she didn’t understand it completely. Well, that’s no surprise, considering Asuka was abandoned by Yayoi at the […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 12

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 2 “Ms. Yayoi Tachibana, 34 years old. Your job when you were alive was a hostess. You were stabbed by a regular male customer who had also been stalking you for a long time. Is that right?” Senpai asked in a business-like tone. Looking fed up with frustration […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 11

Second Story – “Somehow Connected” – Part 1 It all started yesterday. I cleaned the office as usual and nudged Senpai awake whose body had been lying lazily on the sofa bed. “Senpai, please wake up. I’ll make you a cup of coffee now.” “Mmm. Just five more minutes.” “No. If you keep doing that, […]

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