Lin…… No wait, now he’s known as Seiji Haruta.
Seiji knew that he hit the jackpot.
After reincarnating to this body, he’s been experimenting with this system that he received inexplicably.
Since the functions of this system were similar to most dating sim game systems, he just called it the DS system for short.
What functions were in this DS system?
Any gamer that’s played a dating sim game before should know the basics, while each dating sim game has its individual quirks, there are some common things found in most of them.
First, conversation options.
When talking to one of the primary characters, that is to say, a beautiful girl, at various points some conversation options will appear, and one will definitely improve her feelings towards you, one will decrease them, while one is neutral.
Then, there’s the conversation memo.
The main character’s conversations with everyone else, or the game text, you can check everything again on the dating sim’s memo, which meant that Seiji was able to look at the record of his conversations with everyone!
Next, was the ability to check someone’s current level of friendship or affection towards you, along with inspecting his own stats.
After Seiji reincarnated, any time he talked to a girl whose appearance was above average, he could see their current opinion of him, and he was also able to check his own stats.
Academics: 5 – Rubbish, with this level you’d be the worst even in elementary school!
Physical ability: 5 – Rubbish, even a loli elementary schooler would defeat you with a single kick!
Art: 9 – Low level, it barely counts as having some minor ability to appreciate beauty, hmph!
Music: 10 – Low level, can understand some popular music, but still basically an idiot.
Communication: 2 – Garbage, trying to communicate with others is like insulting them!
Charisma: 0 – Even a pile of dog poop on the roadside is more attractive.
The descriptions next to his statistics were a bit hurtful, but that wasn’t important, and because Seiji also retained memories from his new body, he could only sigh that the original Seiji deserved the outcome of choking to death on instant noodles in a tiny apartment.
All his classmates looked down on him, the school bullies picked on him, the prettiest girl in school insulted him, his childhood friend kicked him away, his younger sister slapped him, his older sister forced him to leave home, his adoptive mother treated him coldly…… Okay, these memories are way too painful, Seiji doesn’t want to go through them anymore, just remembering it once was painful enough.
With stats, there were also ways to level them up, for example academics could be raised with options like “go to cram school,” “study at home,” “hire a tutor,” and so on, while physical ability had options like “exercise at home,” “jog in the morning,” “workout at the gym,” and so on.
Other than that, there were also CGs and video playbacks, that could replay some scenes of him interacting with girls, it’s like a type of album.
But, all of the above isn’t really that special.
The last function, the one that Seiji found the most incredible, the most gamebreaking, even if he didn’t have any of the above abilities, just with this last ability, he could subvert the entire world.
It’s no joke!
Because the final ability of the dating sim system was –
Saving and loading!!!
This game function is the most ordinary of all, every game comes with this function.
But, for this ability to appear in real life, heavens…… This cheat is broken!
After reincarnating, Seiji spent most of his time so far experimenting with this final ability, at first he was astounded, then he was overjoyed, but now he’s starting to feel a bit scared.
As long as he saves a file first, it didn’t matter what he did after, all he has to do is load any file, and he can start all over again with a clean slate!
He could already imagine it, he could do anything wicked that he wanted, and after the police caught him, he could just load, and it would be like nothing ever happened.
This is just like a gift from the devil!
Seiji didn’t think that he was a hero, but he definitely wasn’t an evil person either, so those wicked ideas only flashed through his mind for an instant before he sealed them away, and he decided to set some rules for himself that he definitely would never violate.
After opening this Pandora’s Box, he closed it right away, and used all of his self-control to prevent himself from opening it again, and he’s finally managed to calm himself down.
Well, let’s just go with that, Seiji thought.
At this moment, he silently opened up the load menu, then he chose the first save file and returned to that time.
His entire world went black momentarily, then became light again.
He was still in the same room, but it was now early morning instead of late at night.
This was his first save file, and also the one right after he reincarnated.
Let’s just start from here now, a new life after reincarnation.
First, he has to clean up the instant noodles that choked this body to death……
It’s a room that’s 30 square meters, with a shower and bathroom, and the rent is 5000 sakuras every month.
That’s right, sakuras, not Japanese yen.
After Seiji reincarnated, at first he thought that he was in Japan, but later he discovered that this was actually another parallel world, the entire world map was significantly different from Earth’s, and history had majorly changed.
The European pioneers fought wars for several hundred years against the Native Americans, so both Europe and America’s development fell far behind, and the Asian Huaxia Empire became the world’s only superpower. But seventy years ago, a large continent arose from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and there was actually an ancient civilization on it that tried to conquer the entire world, but ended up stalemating against the allied armies of the entire world, so in the end they signed a peace treaty and they’ve become the world’s second superpower.
What the hell is all this!?
Seiji’s face could only distort when he learned the fantasy-like history of this world.
Not only that, the military equipment in this world made his eyes sparkle, apart from conventional weapons, such as guns, tanks, and cruisers, there were also robot warriors, single-pilot mechs, flying castles, biologically engineered living giants, technology that he had only seen in sci-fi manga before.
Even though there was no apparent magic or superpowers to be seen, but Seiji felt like, there might be something under the surface, it’s just that ordinary people wouldn’t know about it.
Okay, so this was a new world that seemed like it came out of a 2-D manga.
And the most obvious part about this being like a 2-D world, was that compared to Earth, the average boys and girls were much better looking with well-proportioned bodies, and hair colors and eye colors were so fantastical!
For example, the landlord’s…… daughter that was currently standing in front of Seiji currently.
Large amber eyes, a small and exquisite nose, cherry lips, her silky black hair was braided into twintails, her hairclips were dark red, she was wearing a beautiful sailor school uniform, she had a full chest, she was wearing white stockings on her fair thighs that seemed so tender, and the distance between her miniskirt and the stockings created an absolute territory filled with the attractiveness of youth.
If this had been Earth, 100% of guys would watch her as she walked down the street, she’d be able to do cosplay or be a fashion model without makeup, a top-class beautiful girl! But in this world, it seems that she was only above average.
“You fat pig, you’re behind on rent by half a month, when are you going to pay up!?”
When the twintailed beauty opened her mouth, insults flew out instantly, and her expression was filled with contempt and impatience.
Seiji could only smile wryly inside, after all whose fault was it that his body’s previous owner attempted to ****** her in their first meeting, it was only natural that she would have such a negative impression of him.
Sigh, there’s nothing wrong with being an otaku, but if you act as disgusting as he did, even without being an obese otaku, it was only natural that all his friends and family would abandon him.
“I’m so sorry, Miss Uehara, please give me two more days, I’ll come up with enough money for you.” He sat on the floor, and lowered his head in a formal apology.
Even though all of this is the previous body’s fault, but since he’s obtained this body now, he can’t complain, he might as well just fix things.
The girl whose name was Mika Uehara was stunned for an instant, this was the first time she’s ever seen him being so calm and sincere. Before, it always sounded like he was mumbling every word, and every sentence was sexually harassing, really disgusting.
She hates having to talk to this fat pig, but she’s worried about her kind and gentle mother having to collect rent from him. Her father unfortunately died young, so she needs to become strong on behalf of her mother, and protect their family!
And seeing this fat pig acting so sincere for the first time, she was slightly moved.
“We’ve already given you such a long period……”
“I know, it’s my fault, but I really don’t have any money right now. Give me two days’ time, I’ll sell some of the things in this room, and give you the rent.” Seiji raised his head, and looked directly into her eyes.
Just looking at that chubby face made Mika Uehara feel disgusted again, but that sincere look was something she’d never seen before, which also piqued her curiousity.
She took a look around the room, just two months after moving in, this guy had made it into a pigsty, CDs, games, fast food trash, drink bottles, and a huge amount of dirty tissues were everywhere……
Just observing her looking around and her expression, Seiji knew what she was thinking, and it was also expressed by the three conversation options that suddenly appeared in front of him.
A: You’ll get your money anyways, so get the hell out!
B: I know that my previous actions made it difficult for you to trust me, but please give me one more chance!
C: I really don’t have any money, I’m begging you!
The correct answer was obviously B.
“I know, I was very rude to you before, and it may be difficult for you to trust me. However, I’ve self-reflected on my previous actions, and I’ve decided to start living a new life, please give me one last chance.”
Seiji bowed his head again in a sincere request.
After making his choice, he heard a “ding!” sound in his mind.
This was the game system telling him that he successfully raised her friendship level!
“O…… Okay, one last chance.” Mika Uehara pouted with her lips. “I…… I’ll come back in a week.”
He requested two days, but this girl gave him a week.
“Thank you so much!” Seiji thanked her in a clear, deep voice.
“You’re welcome……” Hearing such sincere gratitude, Mika Uehara felt for just a moment that this fat pig didn’t seem as disgusting as before.
As she left, this meant that he wouldn’t be evicted, the corners of Seiji’s mouth ticked upward.
Then, he immediately went to the bathroom to wash himself.
He washed his face, took a shower, cut his messy hair, shaved all his facial hair, and put on the cleanest clothes he could find.
Ding ding ding, a brand new fat pig has now arrived!
Even though he’s still obese, but at least he’s now a normal chubby person instead of a fat otaku that everybody hated, his charisma stat has even increased five points.
Just taking a shower improved charisma from 0 to 5, just how uncaring was the previous person about his appearance……
Well, Seiji didn’t want to comment anymore about the previous person’s self-deserving lifestyle, so after cleaning himself up, next was cleaning the room.
He threw away all the trash, organized all the things he still needed, and made a pile of what he could sell, very good.
Let’s do what we should do first, then finish the final organizing and cleaning later.
Seiji ate some snacks that he found in the room for breakfast, then he gathered up a huge pile of CDs and games to sell, and walked out of the room with them.
Outside, it was sunny.