DCFM – Chapter 045: Hot Room and Calm your Heart

“Hmm? Inn?” (Hikaru)

“Y-Yeah. A cheap one though.” (Rifreya)

“I see~.” (Hikaru)

She brought me to her lodging. 

Hm? Why an inn? 

“Here, here. Let’s go in before the people of the inn notice us.” (Rifreya)

Rifreya goes up the stairs while still holding my arm with unbelievable strength.

I followed her lead just like that.

My head felt light, and my brain couldn’t process anything properly right now. 

She might be drunk herself.

She opened the door to the room at the end, pushed me into the room, and locked the door with her hands behind her back.

I would say her room is slightly better than the one I am staying at. 

Rifreya looked like a rich girl, but that might not actually be the case.

She lit the lamp in the room and sat at the bed.

The swaying and fleeting light was accentuating the beautiful body of Rifreya. 

“…I told you I wanted to thank you, but…I actually don’t have that much money.” (Rifreya)

“I-I see. Then, there’s no need to push yourself.” (Hikaru)

“No, I want to thank you. And so…uhm…I couldn’t think of anything but this…” (Rifreya)

She says this as she unbuttoned her shirt one by one.

Below that shirt that she hesitantly took off, there was only a thin petticoat. 

The lines of those white and plentiful breasts of hers were revealed, and I averted my gaze.

I didn’t expect it to turn out this way. 

I could feel myself sobering at mach speed. 

Rather than happiness, confusion took over me faster. 

“Rifreya, I haven’t been around these areas for long. Is this a normal way of thanking others around here?” (Hikaru)

“No…it isn’t that normal…I think. But I somewhat understand that this has value… Ah, but I have no experience, so uhm…I don’t know if I will do well…” (Rifreya)

Her eyes were damp as she said this. 

Her voice, her shoulders, even her fingers were trembling, and even with that, she faced my way, and invited me as if she had resolved herself.

“It is true that it may have value. If it is someone like you, Rifreya, it would go for who knows how much gold… No, you can’t even put a price to it.” (Hikaru)

“I-I don’t think there’s as much value as you say it has, but…but I am happy that you think that… Also, it is true that I think it would be fine if it is you, Hikaru.” (Rifreya)

She placed her fingers on the string of her petticoat, and closed her eyes.

I sat by her side and stopped her hand. 

“…In the first place, I saved you on my own volition. You didn’t ask me to save you…no, not only that, you could even say I stole your kill.” (Hikaru)

Hitting an already aggroed mob is even considered bad manners in MMORPGs.

This world is obviously not a game, but there’s the need to apply some of that logic to it.

“N-No, I asked my servants to call for help, and it is indisputable that you saved me, Hikaru.” (Rifreya)

“Then, let’s say I did come to save you under your call. Does that mean that from now on, when people save you, you are going to continue thanking them in this manner? This time it was me, but if it had been another man, they would have taken you without hesitation. Aren’t you an explorer? This is almost like prostitution.” (Hikaru)

“N-No way… A prostitute is just…!” (Rifreya)

“But am I not right? Is it that different?” (Hikaru)

I am giving her a sermon here when I am not even from this world…is what I thought, but I have to say this.

She is an idiot. She has the appearance of someone that’s a bit intelligent, but sadly to say, she is imprudent, thoughtless, and too self-conscious, and…way too good of a person.

I have always been worried about the boldness of my little sisters who grew up fast in both mind and body, so I can’t leave girls like this be.

Her appearance might be top tier, but that’s exactly why I have to tell her this.

More so because I was pissed. 

“…Cause…I can’t think of anything else. Also…I thought it was fine if it was you, Hikaru… When you showed up from inside the darkness…you were cool…” (Rifreya)

Rifreya was muttering excuses while looking down.

I must have looked a bit nicer because I saved her life. It was dark too. 

The cleavage of her breasts was accentuated from her curling up, shaking my heart, but I want her to understand this properly. 

“Rifreya, an explorer is a job where you save and are saved. There’s no need to owe anything to anyone on every single instance. If you want to thank someone no matter what, treating them to a meal really is plenty enough.” (Hikaru)

I actually don’t know how explorers operate. 

But helping each other out in the battlefield that is the dungeon should be a given. What we are doing is hunting. It should be normal for hunters to help each other.

“But but…my family precepts tell me that I should return a debt…” (Rifreya)

“That’s why I am talking here about the way you return that debt. Returning that debt with your body is the thought pattern of a psycho. If you were to save an explorer…and let’s say that person is a handsome man. What would you do if that person told you that they want to return the debt with their body?” (Hikaru)

“I would kick them…” (Rifreya)

Rifreya looks down and goes silent just like that.

This type of convincing is difficult. There’s no knowing if she has understood the real meaning of the word, and it is not like I am certainly on the right here. 

The side of me pushing my own values on her is stronger here. 

“…I am a man myself, so if I were asked whether my feelings are wavering here, I would say they are. You are beautiful and charming… But I…am not happy being thanked in this manner.” (Hikaru)

I say this, but I don’t know what to do. 

She has her head drooped and completely silent.

I took a deep breath and opened the Status Board.

I myself need to cool my head down too.

(The viewers…have increased. Even a situation like this is being watched…) (Hikaru)

At some point in time, my real time viewers have increased to over 200,000,000.

It is around 10 times as much as the standard recently. 

The time I spent with Rifreya was fun.

It probably doesn’t have anything to do with her being beautiful. I simply missed human interaction.

I was lonely on my own.

I wanted someone who would laugh together with me. 

But that’s my weakness.

I am still drunk, and this situation doesn’t feel real, but there’s no doubt I will be regretting what I did now tomorrow morning. 

Rifreya herself gets watched by being involved with me. 

That would trample on her very dignity. 

“…Anyways, I have managed to accept my own feelings thanks to you having a meal with me. If you are going to continue being an explorer, don’t do something like this ever again, okay?” (Hikaru)

I don’t know if she will actually change. 

But I am sure my connection with her will be severed with this. 

She has been silent this whole time, but I am sure she is angry. No one would want to be preached like this. 

In the end, I might have hurt her with my own selfishness.

But that’s fine.

In the first place, we are living in different worlds.

I stood up from the bed just like that.

If I were to leave just like this, that would be the end of it. 

“…Wait.” 

…My hand was grabbed.

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93 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 045: Hot Room and Calm your Heart

    1. So he rejected her offer ? And he even gave her sound arguments. Well, he is right on the fact that it is not something you should give easily. Moreover, they aren’t even in a relationship yet. No matter how you see it, it was way too fast.

      1. Setting aside about their curent relationship. Even if they doing it now i just cant fathom about a situation where 2 million people watching them doing “that”. Damn being a good guy with good personality really saves your live.

      2. well, even if they do *that*, from the BB chapters, we know that God changes the angles and pans out of the place to give them privacy, same with things like bathroom and baths like the hot springs, still they would know they did it tho, gotta give my hat to hikaru tho, one should value itself more and his arguements were pretty on point, plus no knowledge of STDs on that world persons is also a danger, i hope next thing Rifreya offers him is something that can actually help him open up a bit more

        1. I suddenly imagined it like the Sims. Viewers would only see the door of the room with pink hearts flying out. But everyone knows what’s happening…

      3. He also has to think about all the people watching. Would be weird to expose her without her knowing the scope of the matter. She did bring him to a room for privacy. Not so millions can watch.

      4. I would normally agree that it is not something you should easily give, but if you consider that everyday might be your gruesome last (as an explorer lifestyle is like that) then… Yeah. Especially if it’s someone you believe you fell for. Not to mention he did save her from being dismembered alive.

      5. From the explorer point of view u should actually do it the moment you found someone u fell to becouse you can die anytime as an explorer

        But from hikaru point of view? I will be scared to do it knowing it being broadcast on earth. But may be after sometimes “screw the viewer, I live in this world now and I can’t go back”

    1. — Rifreya goes up the stairs while still holding my arm with unbelievable strength.
      Carefull there…
      XD…

      His older brother instinct still kicking at a time like this, nice…
      T_T…

    1. Damn those viewers get their hope crushed LOL, now I just wondering how de hell the MC will do something private like this? Don’t tell me the god will show it to the audience. Poor Hikaru couldn’t have his meal even if he wants it. Well, I’m glad that he can hold himself back now. I wonder what kind of reaction Rifreya will give if she knows that 2 million people will watch them having s*x if Hikaru didn’t stop her

      1. I guess God would censor it like how he censors bathroom scenes (it seems like the camera zooms out to outside the room and doesnt move if someone goes to the bathroom)

        and combine that with… audio only? maybe? thatd be kinky af

      2. It was mentioned before that for sexual and gore things God censors it, like panning out, showing something else in the close vecinity and so

      3. Ah yeah, my bad I forgot to type the word “hundred”.
        So that means the gods still could being considerate towards the player. Hope they also mute the voices too or else the audience will go crazy with their mind LOL

      4. Even if they do “it” I think god will changed camera angle to not seen anything. But the real problem is Hikaru don’t know how people from earth see him because he never read message.

  1. Ooohhh! That is more extreme than I expected, Rifreya-sama. But also wow Hikaru have the composure to lecture her in that situation. My respect increased. But it looks like Rifreya-sama still doesn’t give up yet. I wonder what she wants this time? Thanks for the chapter!

    1. A Templar never gives up, she just needs to pour more courage into it. I mean, he’s already showed her that he’s good with hentai tentacles, she needs to show some conviction too.

      1. It was only now that I realised that as a tad bit too righteous templar lady and a shady guy with tentacles they were pretty much destined too meet. Thank you.

    2. What she wants this time? I think she’s gonna say something like
      >Not to repay any debt, I simply want to do it anyhow.

    1. Only a turbo virgin would have gone for it. He would come off as a sleazebag taking advantage of her before 200 million people that were just now getting to like him.

  2. Thanks for the chapter Riego-sensei
    Oh, he sovered up pretty quickly, and his arguments are consice, good job Hikaru.
    Though i´m sure more than one viewer would curse him for stopping there.
    How will his sisters react to this? what will happen next?

  3. Imagine expecting someone to have sex in front of 600,000,000 people for the first time, including their parents. I don’t know how any of the chosen can go for it.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  4. Wonder how will the Antis spin this around to further pretend like he’s a bad person.
    A man without a backbone to bonk a pretty girl who is literally offering herself on a silver plater, how in the world would he get said backbone to kill his childhood friend/”girlfriend” and her parents to get her transfer rights. Just the fact that other governments have tried killing some chosen to have that “right” transferred to them, only for it to not work like that, should dissuade any person with half a brain that that theory doesn’t hold any water. Too bad the antis are not able to think rationally apparently.

  5. Thanks! Nepu!
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      ( ・∀・)^)゛
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      人 y′
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    I’m super late!

  6. I usually don’t comment but damn, I really felt respect for Hikaru after this. Sorry for my rusty english and thanks for the chapter!

  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    also, for those that complain “why he reject her, etc” think it properly for a moment, a random girl is trying to compensate you with sex, out of nowhere, as the one receiving, sure it may be good, but think it on the other way around, just as hikaru lectured Rifreya, the situation changes then, it is a matter of self value, Rifreya isnt valuing herself and doing that so easily is no different of prostitution as hikaru said, as well as the other things he said, fleeting pleasure is nothing compared to after regrets and guilt, something that hikaru really doesnt need, simple morals but those are what make a person

    1. She originally said that she loves Hikaru. She later said she wants to reward him with sex. These don’t mesh.
      She also knows she’s being weird. I think rather than undervaluing herself, she’s using transaction as a pretext. Either to sidestep emotional engagement or misguided face saving measure, but definitely to get what she wants.

      Sure treating yourself as a prize is demeaning and self objectifying, but it’s also almost comically self confidant. Rifreya gets this, which is why she said “I would kick them…” because holy hell is it presumptuous to think anyone should be delighted to take you as a reward.

      I agree with you generally but think it’s more of a pass because Rifreya is being either intentionally or unintentionally emotional dishonest and manipulative. Also the still very real possibility that she’s some kind of agent of the church who will capture him for gruesome experiments.

      Or I’ve grossly misread the situation. That happens too.

  8. Thanks for the new chapter! Very sound arguments in his rejection. I think she’ll keep trying though. XD

  9. Hikaru is the traditional Japanese protagonist in that way. I can just see the author making fun of his MC in the next forum chapter

    1. Yeah something like this comments will appear in the next forum chapter

      But think about realistically
      1) u don’t know what custom the local have that’s scary af accepting something like sex as reward
      2) considering the viewer and after the hate messages to top it of. But I admit I will give up to my desire eventually (after some years ofc) becouse whos on earth will remain virgin in their entire life by choice and afraid of viewer on different world
      3) hikaru was right she need to value herself more and don’t do it like a prostitute, it’s like “why do u think ur body worthy as reward to me”. At least do it “just becouse” is more respectable

  10. Thanks for the Chapter (≧▽≦)
    Damn Hikaru’s really scold her this time, and i agree with him.
    Also i didn’t expect him to be this smooth lol

  11. Aw, a moment of sweetness. Maybe this will help the MC wake up from his darkness…

    Sees the “reverse r@pe” tag stealthily added to the novel description on Novel Updates.

    (;゚д゚)

  12. Well Hikaru didn’t have sex but at least unlike most MCs who just don’t do it out of shyness and embarrassment or just plain denseness, Hikaru actually gave solid and sound arguments for why they shouldn’t have sex. This is about self-worth where you don’t just have sex with some person you barely know all just to repay them. Well also it would probably be hard to er… perform when you got 200 million people watching you. Even with Darkness Fog and god’s censoring to prevent anything being seen, the thought of that many people still watching could affect a person.

    That said I don’t think Rifreya is going to back down. At the very least I expect her to want to pursue a proper relationship before eventually leading to sex.

  13. “Lemme drunksplain for a minute, the flaw in the logic of the obvious pretext you made to get me to bed you.”

    I mean, his heart’s in the right place. He’s just taking her way too literally. So now she has to give up, or bring in the wrecking ball honesty no jutsu.

  14. Well it was kinda obvious this situation would happen when we learned she was bringing him to an inn and I more or less expected him to reject her in some manner, I’m rather curious as to what her reaction is gonna be

  15. Thanks for the chapter. ^^
    Will that end that easily? I don’t think so.
    And with that speech of his I think he just might have destroyed the suspension bridge effect to replace it by true love with how much emphasis was put in it on her and her self worth. x)

  16. Thanks for the chapter!
    But what if the ” to thank you I give you my body” was just an excuse? What if she actually wanted to have sex with him and that was her way to push him?
    Well, I guess you can’t expect this kind of reasoning from a Japanese author but sometimes girls just wanna have fun 😝

  17. I’m surprised that no one has mentioned what just may be the main reason Hikaru turned Refreya down. He’s still traumatised from his PTSD, and believes that he doesn’t deserve to have a girlfriend or even be happy with his life.

    However, Refreya being around him as mental support could very well be what he needs to start on the long road to recovery.

    Unless the next chapter is a bbs one (can’t remember, but I don’t think so), I think that the story will start going somewhere in the next chapter. When I read the raws, I was taken by surprise by what happens, but it did make logical sense, and did set things up for the second arc that the raws are currently going through.

  18. Thanks for the chapter rigth now the author is definetly teasin, I hope ‘heroine’ shows her carnivorous side already and devor the lamb (Hikaru). HAHAHAHAHA

  19. I’m glad they didn’t do it. It would be adding even more fuel to the antis. Plus it feels immoral to do it with someone who isn’t your partner

  20. I’m actually glad that it didn’t happen since it would feel wrong, especially when they’re both inebriated

  21. What was the point of this sermon? We both know she only did it because she wanted to from the beginning and the payback was just an excuse.

    He is just being dumb…

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