Chapter 4 Kaito fusions with the whale
“...even though I said that, you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about”
I nodded multiple times in agreement to Isuzu’s statement. Right, I have no clue what you are saying.
“To be precise, I wasn’t waiting for you specifically”
“...If so, then what do you mean by your earlier statement”
“What I waited for was a worthy heir to this, Intergalactic immigration ship Toyokumo. I was able to perceive that you fit the criteria for this ship after you’ve touched the orb. That’s why, against the suspension system, this program with proxy captain authority to interrupt it. ”
“I am worthy to inherit this ship?”
“What I put as a prerequisite is three things. Firstly, to not have any intention of misusing this ship. Secondly, to own a heart that is stable and empathetic to other people. Last but not the least, the final prerequisite is to have a problem that one wishes to solve. These are the three requirements”
I tilt my head in confusion to the requirements raised by Isuzu.
Isuzu continued after showing me her white teeth.
“Right, there isn’t really any special requirements. To put it bluntly, as long as you aren’t a bad person, and that the person must find some use with the power of this ship, anyone would’ve been fine”
It's not like I had any expectations or anything, but it make me feel complicated after hearing that anyone was fine.
“Whatever it may be, if you have the will to, I can register you through this program as a captain of this ship. If we do this, than I’m sure your problem can be solved easily This Toyokumo, has that amount of power equipped. ”
“Any, Anything is fine?”
Does it means that I can restore my crushed physical body? Wait, does that means I can be revived back? To this undeserving miracle, I could feel my whole body shaking in happiness.
“However, you must remember one thing”
“By registering as a captain, your soul---the astral body, will assimilate to the Toyokumo’s main core. Simply, you will become the Toyokumo itself”
“...I become…. this ship?”
“Yes, and by then, you will be able to move the ship at your own will, and gain every knowledge stored in this database. But, I do not know whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for you.”
“What do you mean?”
“Because, to gain knowledge of something, also means you part with something…. I can’t tell you much more than this, since you are still considered an outsider. If you are still fine with the idea, than please touch the control orb once more.”
It made me ponder. According to Isuzu, there might be some knowledge that I would be better off without knowing. I can’t just brush it off, just because it's a knowledge. What can I say, it's a product of the ship that’s from legendary age of gods. To attain the entire knowledge of that era, it basically makes me an all knowing being.
Can I truly be sure that after gaining such a vast power, will I still be able to be who I currently am. I do not know the answer to it. But, I guess, I don’t have much of a choice, do I. If I stay as it is, I will become a ghost without consciousness.
That’s why I touched the crystal orb again. Soon, the ship’s voice reverted inside the room.
“The documentation for captain registration will commence…...Affirmation from all completed. From now on, Kaito is recognized as the administrator of this ship. Captain kaito, congratulation on your inauguration to your position. ”
“...eh, this is it?”
I don’t really feel the change. She was saying, about fusion and all that, so I thought there would be much more of a impact. Something, like an intense pain emerging…….
I looked at Isuzu after feeling a bit worried.
“O, Oi! Hey, are you alright!?”
To my surprise, Isuzu who were vivid, were becoming translucent as time went by.
“What in the world is happening to you right now!?”
“I’ve setted a self destruction setting on this program, when it becomes unnecessary”
“Well then, have a wonderful journey. ”
Isuzu, really disappeared after leaving behind her last words. I who was left behind all alone, could only stand still feeling a little empty.
“even if you tell me that I became the captain, what am I supposed to do….”
I became curious and couldn’t just stay still, so I looked around. Isn’t there something that can do something about my current situation.
“Understood. Support a.i program will boot up”
“Oh? Saport eai?”
As soon as I tilted my head in confusion, a mysterious light orb appeared next to me.
“Nice to meet you, Captain Kaito. I am the ship Toyokumo’s support a.i called Balaina. From now on I will be you, Captain kaito’s assistant. ”
Is what the light orb called Balaina told me. Even if you said so, what the heck is Saport eai. And once again, as soon as I finished thinking so, an unknown stream of knowledge flooded my mind all at the same time.
“...Guu, wha, what is, this?”
I feel sick...if I had a physical bod I would’ve already vomited.
“Fumu. It seems like you have just commenced a connection to the database. If you aren’t used to it, it might have some bad effect on your spirit, so please be cautious”
“....Even if you say so, I didn’t know what I was doing”
“If that is true, then have my condolence, it is can’t be helped. But, thanks to that, you have attained enough knowledge to utilize me right?”
“We, well, somehow, yeah”
I haven’t been able to sort out the new information and there are some parts that are confusing, but simply put, Support a.i, is basically a familiar that assists you many ways. It seems like it will do anything as long as I command it to.
With that understood, I decided to give out a command to Balaina.
“Alright, Balaina. It might be a bit too sudden, but I have a request for you”
“What is it?”
“In truth, I have already died, and is just a existence with only a soul. Therefore, I’m thinking about restoring my body to what it used to be, after collecting my corpse from outside. ”
“I see. So where is the definitive location of the corpse?”
“Right…..where was is around?”
I moved my head to look at the right side without much thought, suddenly the outside scenery became visible.
“Wah! What is it!? I can look at outside!?”
“Captain, you’ve already fused together with the ship, therefore if you wish to look, you are able to utilize the 360 camera equipped in the ship as a replacement for your eyes.”
“Aa, I see. ”
So right now I’m looking at things through the whale’s eyes. I moved my eyes by acting like moving my neck, and found my corpse on the ground.
“I found it? It's over there!”
“You’ve found it. Then, I will also look at it through the camera”
“Do you see it? It's there right”
“Eeh, it seems so. Then, let out the Worker robot to collect it”
“Robot is...hmmm...aah, it’s something along the line of a golem”
I came to this conclusion after searching through information gained from the database.
“That is about right. It is a clay like doll that is created according to its use. I will control it so Captain Kaito can just sit back and watch”
I continued looking just like I was told, and saw a large silver crab appear from the Toyokumo’s abdomen area that opened. So that is the worker robot.
Crab? I wonder why it's a crab? I’m not complaining, it's just a sense that I don’t understand. The crab walked with it's six legs making gashan gashan sound, and collected my corpse in dextile manner with it's two craw, bringing it back to the ship.
“So what’s the next move?”
“It will be brought into the Vivisection Lab, and the process of restoration will begin. But….”
“Due to the lack of material, it will be difficult to restore it completely to its original image”
“Eee!? Than, what will happen to my body!?”
“It will shrink. The former Captain Kaito’s bodily age seems to be late 30 in age, but after the restoration its body will be a size of that 15 years old.”
“Fifthteen? It will turn that young?”
“I’m sure you will have complaints, but I hope you have an understanding to our current situation”
I pondered. 15? My body will turn back to 15? Uuum, I don’t know what to say? But...I can’t not accept the offer.
“Alright. Do as you please”
“Understood. I will make an arrangement for the process to start ”
So, fiftheen years old eh. What kind of brat was I?
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