This is Yukkuri demasu!
Kazura’s story Chapter 22 is in my editor hands, until then... Here another Hiki-NEET story.... A short one....
Although I said I want to try to tackle (ReTrans) Tense Slime 103. After just finishing 5 pages.....(Rimuru went to Myormiles part, my brain get tired)
So, I think I’ll translate some Mira’s story to refresh my mind before resuming re-TL-ing Rimuru....
Please remember, this is not so literal Japanese translation, some mistranslation might happen.
Oh yeah, I decide to translate Kotarou pronoun as she/her not it, since Kotarou is awesome like always.
Chapter 1: Yuuji A “Hiki-NEET” Evolves into “Loner NEET”
Part 7: Yuuji, Meeting with Mysterious Creatures
「I went through a bitter experience.....」
After his first exploration on the forest outside the house grounds, Yuuji risked his life to ascertain the edibility of the fruits and mushrooms that he had gathered. The result was: 3 Wins, 1 Loss.
Although the winning percentage was good, the impact from his defeat was enormous since he had to befriend the toilet for 4 hours. By the way the contained function on the toilet to clean his butt with water was functioning properly.
「But the acorn is good news. They said that they staved off starvation in Japan with acorns. Furthermore, despite the season being spring, the acorn can be collected in huge numbers. For the time being, should we go out and collect the acorns and mountain berry?」
He became shutted-in with the toilet for the whole night, finally at the dawn he fell asleep, and then suddenly it was noon. Together with Kotarou, today he would conduct his second exploration to the forest. Because he decided to not go that far, today he brought along a camera. He would record the scenery along the way.
「Though I don’t encounter any mysterious creature, but what about insects?」
He was gathering while looking at his surrounding, but he didn’t see any insects with abnormally large sizes or look particularly odd.
「This one looks like tiger mosquito, looks like ant, looks like pillbug..... it’s all ordinary. If it’s like this then people will doubt that this is another world. Except for the strange bird on the first day this is a normal forest. Is it a optical illusion or hallucination, perhaps my head had really become weird. Hmm... Strange animals, strange animals, strange.... Fuuuuu-...!?」
Yuuji stopped moving while giving off a strange voice. With a surprised reaction, Kotarou stopped her feet. “What’s wrong?” as if she wanted to say that, she turned her head towards Yuuji. As if invited by the power of the words of Yuuji who repeatedly fire his soliloquy in big voice, 「Strange animals」, that thing really did appear. No, since the beginning it had already been there for a while.
Between the trees, there were threads pasted on it. Enshrined inside those beautiful hexagonal geometric patterns was a single creature. It was a spider. However, if it just a spider then Yuuji wouldn’t produce such a strange voice. It was gargantuan. It's was an ordinary-looking spider, but it was freaking huge.
Excluding the feet, the spider torso was as big as Yuuji’s head. The overall size including the legs was about 1 meter. The nest diameter is short of 10 meters. It was a size that can hunt a human child. An existence that causes goosebumps.
Without taking his eyes off from it, Yuuji and Kotarou slowly stepped back. Their distance from the nest was only 3 meters, Yuuji prepared the camera. His right hand held the camera while his left hand held aloft a piece of paper with his ID written on it. He was calm, but would this end fine?
Yuuji who successfully record it without problem, together with Kotarou began to return to home.
‘There is nothing wrong with my head, this is really another world’. While holding anxiety toward this dangerous situation but with an odd sense of security, Yuuji rushed towards the house.
However, that night, he would encountered a mysterious creature that surpassed the huge spider, Yuuji would experience a more dangerous situation, and he would throw more excitement into the melting pot that was the bulletin board.
It will become more exciting after this... maybe....
 Yabuka: ヤブ蚊 or藪蚊or striped mosquito: is referring to mosquitoes from Aedes genus.
 You just realized it now? I surprised, Yuuji.
 The raw said Dekai Noda twice... So I ‘tweaked’ it a bit...