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Where We Belong

Where We Belong

Chapter 1
Episode 3
To you who don't know sadness
by Kaede Yamasaki
Nagisa: Can I put this shelf here? Yeah, I'm not very picky about it, so I'd be happy if Nagisa could lay it out the way she likes it. Looking at Nagisa happily worrying, I savored my happiness. After that, it was officially approved by my parents, so the wedding greetings and meeting went smoothly. And with my strong desire, we bought a new house before the ceremony and started living together, which we had been longing for. I had little greed and few days off, so I had been saving my salary since I was in training school. You can't become a manager if you want to. He is scouted from the training school only after clearing all the items such as both literary and martial arts, gentleness and good physical health. Over the course of three years, about half of the students were screened out, and finally got a job as a caretaker. In addition to requiring this much ability, it is a job with many restrictions such as no need to speak to others and virtually no retirement for personal reasons, but the salary is very good. I can earn enough money to purchase a prime location in bulk, even though I've only been working for a year. Nagisa: Are you going to do the work room by yourself? It's locked, but... Sorry, I'll do that myself. Thank you. I rushed back and replied. A room with only one chair and no window was surely different from the work room that Nagisa imagined. This custom-built house can be changed as many times as you like with the XANA system. Among them, only my work room was set so that it could not be changed, installed double doors, completely soundproofed, removed windows, and made it so that only Sophia could unlock it. I was really grateful that Nagisa didn't ask me anything even though I was doing all this. Sophia: Um...I can't bear to see how happy you are, but...it's about time. Sophia is looking at me with a smirk that I've never seen before. While enjoying it with my eyes, I called out to Nagisa. It looks like it's time to work. I'm sorry, but as I told you last time, I'm going to lock myself up in my room. It doesn't come out until the work is over... but don't worry, it's always the case. If anything happens, Sophia will take care of it... well... Even though I knew it, it was getting crispy. After all, it hurts my heart to have to hide something from someone important to me. Nagisa stopped cleaning up and came over to me. She hugs me tight. Nagisa: Yes, Have a good day. See you. Saying that, I immediately entered the work room and locked it. I wondered if it was curt, but I didn't want to show my tears at my first "I'm coming".

Where We Belong

Where We Belong

Chapter 1
Episode 2
With Love
by Kaede Yamasaki
Sophia: Today's business, all clear. Consciousness shifts to XANA. Enter the box and put on the device. I put my heavy body in the box and quickly attach the equipment. Working hours are shorter if you do what you do. It's the only thing that makes this job worthwhile. Sophia: Check for proper attachment of the device. Close your eyes and relax your body. Start the countdown: 5 seconds, 4, 3, 2, 1. ...... The next moment, you feel as if gravity on your body has disappeared. You are free of muscle aches and the discomfort of the artificial food that had been lodged in your belly forever disappears. Sophia: The shift of consciousness to XANA has been completed. Check motion. Move your body lightly. Stand up from your chair and move your arms and head back and forth and side to side as you walk. My neck seems to be happy that I don't have to support my heavy head. Sophia: Motion confirmation complete. There is no problem. Tomorrow, we will start working at 10:00 am XANA common time. Thank you for your hard work. Thanks for all your hard work Sophia. Please unlock this room and change to normal mode. Sophia: Okay. Unlocked! I'll get in touch with Nagisa as well. According to the schedule I heard before, maybe we can meet today? I feel the corners of my mouth naturally turn up as I say, "Thank you. It has been almost 10 years since we started dating when we were students, but I still get excited just to see him. After a while, the notification sound of the visitor rings. I saw the vision and immediately asked Sophia to unlock the door. I made a short run for the front door. Nagisa: Good evening. I bought a new game, so I thought I'd play it with you. Come in. If you'd have told me, I would have opened the lock... Nagisa: What? I contacted Sophia... right? Nagisa tilted her head when she saw the AI ​​Marine Marin and Sophia looked at each other mischievously.

Where We Belong

Where We Belong

Chapter 1
Episode 1
Between Virtual and Physical
by Kaede Yamasaki
Sophia: Work mode activated. Manager No.3709, consciousness shifts to the physical body from 10:00 am, XANA common time. Please wait in a safe place. 5 minutes left to move. I checked the room lock and sat down on a chair. Sophia continues in a well-defined voice. Sophia: We have 3 minutes left. It's a daily thing, but this time before the consciousness shift, I can't handle it. I exercises to kill time every day by drawing a picture in my head from the beginning of this world to the present. Yesterday ended in 20XX, so today is the continuation of that. An era when there was no land in the world where humans could move around due to the explosion of population. Researchers have come up with the idea of ​​placing the physical body in a small box and placing it in the real world, and sending only the consciousness to the virtual space. Fortunately, advances in technology made it easy to implement. For people who could not have a personal space, the infinite breadth of the virtual space was said to be a treasure above all else. The foundations of life are being transferred to virtual space one after another, the digitization of assets, the shift of companies to virtual space, the establishment of methods for identifying individuals in a world where it is easy to change one's appearance... everything has been transferred to to virtual space, and the real world has become a warehouse of physical bodies. People have given a name to the new world.『XANA』The world I live in now. Sophia: The transfer of consciousness to the physical body has been completed. Start a health diagnosis. Please remain lying down and do not move. A slight vibration is transmitted to the body along with a mechanical sound. I've gotten used to it by now, but at first it felt scary and unavoidable.
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