LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 28

Last Story – A Bouquet For Your Smile – Prologue “Come in, come in, and sorry I had you come all the way here. I’d normally pop by myself instead of asking you to come, but we always have that simpleton staring daggers at me in the office. Today, I wanted to talk to you […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 27

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Epilogue How many meetings have we had now? This time, I decided to tell Shuto the truth. That Sudo and his buddies had no feelings of remorse whatsoever. Nor would they ever have. Getting revenge was a failure. To my surprise, Shuto’s face lightened up when he heard […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 26

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 6 Mr. Sasamine came and left like a storm but my meetings with Shuto continued. As our discussions increased, Shuto’s lingering regret seemed to change to something else other than revenge. It’s not as dramatic a change as Senpai noted, but as Mr. Sasamine said, it meant […]

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Let Me Listen to Your Lingering Regrets Ch 25

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 5 A few days after the interview, I handed the cup of freshly brewed coffee to Senpai and decided to pour out the dark, unsettling emotions I’ve been bottling up since the first time we talked with Shuto. “Senpai, am I doing it wrong?” “Hmm?” Senpai answered […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 24

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 4 Since the first interview, I’ve met with Shuto several more times under Senpai’s guidance. However, after the meeting this time, I was so exhausted and felt like I was about to collapse. When I complained to Senpai, he shook his head in acknowledgment. “Well, you know, […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 23

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 3 “I think you should take charge of this case.”  That’s what he said but what should I do? Senpai had left the office saying he had something to do, so there I was pondering all by my lonesome amidst the ticking sound of the clock reverberating […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 22

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 2 Senpai and I sneaked into the junior high school where Shuto studied disguised as freelance journalists. The school had fully acknowledged the bullying that happened, and they readily allowed us to conduct “interviews.” “It’s been two months, hasn’t it? To be honest, I was aware of […]

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LET ME LISTEN TO YOUR LINGERING REGRETS CH 21

Fourth Story – On Becoming Independent – Part 1 “Shuto Ito, age of demise: 14 years old. You couldn’t stand the bullying of your classmates, so two months ago, you died from your apartment on the 14th floor. I’m sure you’ve heard it from Sasamine but this is just like a government proceeding, okay?” Senpai […]

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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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