Off Air – Vol. 2 Extra 1

Extra 1: Expectations for the Near Future II

—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at

Translator Note: This is a follow-up to a previous ficlet that you can read here.

“I have an emcee job for a wedding reception tomorrow.”

“You doing shady business dealings again? Don’t overdo it. Though I definitely want to see the press conference of Announcer Kunieda’s tear-filled apology.”

You’re supposed to say “I definitely don’t want to see” there.

“Don’t say something so misleading! It’s completely in the light!”

“But you get compensated without any paper trail, right?”

“It’s a token of gratitude.”

“I see a pattern here.”

“It has nothing to do with organized crime! Anyway, our company allows us to work on the side now.”


“Yeah, we’re just not allowed to use the name of the network or our job titles.”

It was part of the campaign for work-style reforms, but from another perspective, it could be seen as a step towards the shirking of their corporate duties that said, Don’t depend too much on the company for support. So petty and cheap. Maybe it wasn’t a joke that one day in the near future his job would be stolen by AI announcers. And when that happened… Whatever, maybe he’d run for office.

“Okay, then let’s do something together~ I’m sure you’re tired of working as a gentleman of the night? It’ll be a nice change of pace.”

“Don’t use such a suspicious-sounding expression!”

“I think food service would be good~ Maybe something that Kunieda-san loves like ramen. It seems too hard to try to procure things like steaks.”

“I want nothing to do with it.”

“It’s a high hurdle for an amateur to start from scratch, but we can throw together a package of Sapporo Ichiban with some soup, and no one will ever notice.”

What was with that diabolical, but realistic plan?

“Let’s make it a food truck that’s popular right now. We can go to all sorts of places. It’d feel great to drain water from the noodles as we bask in the morning sunshine~”

“What the hell kind of situation is that? Anyway, I said a side job, not a career change.”

“It would be on the weekends.”

“I’d die from overwork if I had to do that and appear on TV from Monday to Friday.”

“I’d pull it.”

“Pull it…?”

“You just have to sit in the back and play the pipe to attract customers.”

“Oi, you’re calling a food cart a food truck? Don’t be ridiculous. Anyway, you keep saying ramen, ramen, and now I really want to eat some!”

“I only said it once though.”

“Don’t backtalk me.”

“Yes, yes, I’ll go make it.”

And so they had a quiet late-night ramen at home. If one day a future came knocking where they would travel around with a food cart, they would probably consume most of the food themselves for their own meals.

—–Translated by daydrop. Please read on the original site at

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5 thoughts on “Off Air – Vol. 2 Extra 1”

  1. thank you for the chapter!

    hhh they’re so cuteeee

    and the travelling across the world, just me and you and a food cart, seems so adorable???

    Kei’s option for future are so simple, “If I get fired I guess I’ll run for the office?” XDD

  2. “What was with that diabolical, but realistic plan?” Lol Kei is never short of these comebacks xD huhu I miss them so much~

    Thank you so much for the chapter!!!~ 🙇🙇🙇🙇🙇🙇

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