Chapter 2 – Master and I

Cold. It’s so cold…

My body kept on shivering.

“What a bother…”

I thought I heard a deep, sluggish voice, but I felt a warm body heat nearby, so I drew closer to it.

“You’re cold.”

Hmph. Like I care! I’m freezing to death!

As I snuggled to keep myself warm, I grew sleepier and sleepier, and let go of my consciousness.


I woke up and saw it was dark, but I was relieved that I wasn’t in a swamp. On the contrary, it seemed like I was on a bed.

“Where… am I?”

It was a bit dim, but when I looked around, it seemed like I was inside some large place… like a building made of stones.

“Ugh… Cough! Cough!

I coughed. It was so painful it felt like my throat was burning. It hurt. It hurt so much, I couldn’t stop coughing!

Cough! Cough! Uuh…”

I coughed, spitting out red blood onto my palm. It was poison. The air here was poisoned. My limbs were numbed, and my vision was clouded. I became dazed… and after a while, I stopped coughing.

“Ugh… That was painful…”

The haze in my eyes subsided, and the sensation in my limbs returned as if my body had become accustomed to the poison.

“Oh? You’re alive. What are you?”

I turned towards the unfamiliar voice and saw a hill slowly moving.

“Eek…! I-It’s a dragon!”

A dragon of the same color as the swamp raised its head and looked at me, with purple smoke seeping from its mouth.

“To survive in this miasma, you’re not human, are you? Hey, little one.”

Purple smoke poured out every time he spoke. And that smoke brushed against my fingertips.

“Ack! It hurts!”

My fingers that came into contact with it turned purple and looked like they were on the verge of rotting. It hurt, it hurt so much! It felt like someone was chopping off my finger.

“Why, of course. It’s my poisonous breath. If exposed to it, any creature will die. So before that happens, answer me. What are you?”

“It hurts! It hurts—!”

“Answer me quickly. You’re about to die, so answer my question before you do.”

“Ow… Haah, hah… It stopped. I wonder if there’s anything I can do about this. Did that god really think it through and made me resistant to it?”

My fingers, which had been rotting to death, were back to normal. Hmm, I felt like my hands were strangely small, though?


I hurriedly turned around and saw that the voice came from the dragon’s. Then, I felt something unpleasant, as if something was crawling all over my body and looking into all my secrets.

“W-What did you do?”

“Hmm… You don’t have a name, do you? Do you want me to give you one?”

Name? I didn’t have one. Was it because this world was different? I wondered why the dragon suddenly mentioned having a name. But perhaps, it was because it was inconvenient to have none at all, and that this dragon who looked like a hill didn’t know what to call me.

“A name? I don’t mind…”

“Then, your name is Sugarion. Sugarion Veno. That’s fine, right?”

What was that…? I felt something strange about its words… Was there something in the name?

“I asked you if it’s fine! Say yes!”


My train of thought was shattered into pieces by his intimidation, and I couldn’t help but give an obedient reply. It was the reflex of a corporate slave.

“Hahaha! It’s done. I have bound you. You’ll really hate the goddess for throwing you out here without a single clue. Am I wrong, Sugar?”

“What… do you mean?”

The dragon smiled with satisfaction, forming a wicked grin on its huge face.

“You have become my follower. In other words, you’re my servant. That’s what it means to be named by someone. You never asked anything, did you? Fallen child.”

“Huh…? What’s with that?”

“If you have any complaints, tell it to your goddess. That’s what happens when you wander around without a name and not within your parents’ sight. Perhaps you’re different on the inside, but your outside appearance is that of a child, see.”


There was so much going on that I started to panic. F-First of all, regarding myself… Didn’t he just say ‘child’? Certainly, the Japanese tend to look younger than their age, but I thought being called a child was a bit over the top as a working adult.

“Huh? I’ve become smaller?”

“You’ve been like that since I found you.”

I looked once again and saw that my hands were small. So were my feet. My height was also short, and my voice high, like a child’s.

“I’m a child! I’m turning into a child!”

“Be silent, Sugar.”

“What’s this? I’m like about five years old? I’m too small!”

“I said be silent! Shut your mouth! Sugar!”

My mouth snapped shut, regardless of my will.

“?! …! …! …!!”

“Listen to me. Do you understand, Sugar?”

I nodded my head. I really couldn’t speak a word.

“I permit you.”

“Uwehh, so mean! What the hell did you do?! Uhh… Who are you again? I don’t know your name.”

The dragon seemed to be taken aback, but…

“If you don’t know about the poison dragons, the Venos… then, you can call me Master.”


“Are you dissatisfied?”

“Not reaaally? Mas-ter.”

“You… How impudent!”

However, he didn’t trample me down and even told me a lot of things. I immediately understood why. He had always been alone.

“Why aren’t you dying? My poison kills all living things, you know.”

“It’s probably the power of the goddess. It’s not that poisons are ineffective against me. I’m just resistant to it. At first, I thought I was going to die a horrible death, but once I got used to it, I was fine.”

“Got used to it?! You got used to my poison?”

“I still feel like I’m being ripped apart, but… I’m definitely not dead.”

Master said he hadn’t spoken to anyone since before he became a poison dragon. I couldn’t help but be moved by his words. I didn’t know how long he had been living, but it seemed that he had always been by himself. Whenever he would come close to a creature, it would die. That was how it had always gone.

“Can I come over to your side?”

Master asked. I answered.

“Don’t wanna. I don’t want to be crushed. You’re huge, Master.”

I noticed it immediately. Master was lonely. If I had been alone all my life, it would be… difficult. That was why Master was happy to have someone to talk to after all these years. He said that he would treasure me even if I did some things he didn’t like.

Sure enough, he mumbled something in his mouth about me being impudent, but he didn’t yell at me. He muttered another word or two, then his body steadily shrunk, and there I saw a grown man standing there.

“Do you have any more complaints?”

“Woah… Magic? Amazing!”

His hair was deep green, like the color of a poison dragon’s surface, and his eyes were golden. He was beautiful.

“If a dragon lives long enough, they all learn to use magic.”

He said he was bored, so he decided to give it a try, apparently. Hmm, I see. I walked over to his side and reached out my hands.

“Master. Hug.”

I said to him.

Master looked like he had mixed feelings, but… he held me up in his arms. It was definitely the same warmth that had warmed me when I was shivering from the cold.

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Chapter 1 – I Wanted to Try It Once

Volume 1 – Reincarnated

I had always been a bit strange. If I had been extremely strange, I could’ve made a name for myself in this day and age. But I wasn’t. I was just a bit more interested in poisons than most people.

I went to school normally, got a job normally, worked normally at a black company for three years… Then, on one of my occasional day-offs, I was strolling along the river bank when I found aconite growing its leaves on a warm spring day. I was curious about its poison, so I looked up its characteristics on my phone and confirmed my suspicions. I gently plucked the leaf and went home. There, temptation arose.

I boiled it and ate it.

Yes, I ate boiled aconite. I poured some soy sauce and bonito flakes on it and chomped it down. Wouldn’t you be curious if you had on hand what was said to be one of the strongest poisons in the plant kingdom?

Well, perhaps I was just tired… and wanted to get away from everything.

I was reading on my phone when my mouth and limbs went numb. My stomach started hurting, and I felt regret, but… before I could throw up, drink milk, or call an ambulance, my heart stopped. My heart lacked willpower, huh.

The next time I opened my eyes, I was in what looked like a hospital examination room, sitting on a spinning round chair. There was a female doctor in front of me, and she was very beautiful. She had blonde hair and seemed radiant.

“To be called beautiful makes me so happy! Thank you! I’ll make your face pretty too!”

Uhh, did someone call an ambulance for me?

“Nope. You’re dead. You ate a poisonous plant, right? I can’t believe you. Well, I guess that’s why they gave me a discount.”

So, I died— …Is this the afterlife? Then, is this young lady the god of death? I mean, it’s like I killed myself, so… I guess I’m going to hell?

“I don’t want you to go to hell. I want you to go to the world I created. The guy I sent there went out of control, and things are going horribly wrong. Also, how should I put this… I’m more interested in the other world… And it’s a lot more fun there…”

The young lady slowly averted her gaze.

Uhhh, keep it simple, please.

“In your original world, you died in a manner that was akin to suicide. If left unchanged in that world, it would cause tremendous damage to society.”

There was a possibility that something like, ‘going to eat aconite now’ would go viral on social media. Well, that would be a problem.

“That’s why the god of your original world erased you. But isn’t that just pitiful? That’s why, your soul was put up for sale at a discount, and I bought it!”

She put on a smug face.

Does that mean this person’s a god, too?

“That’s right. Though, you’re quite laid back even though it’s you we’re talking about.”

Isn’t this what happens when you get too disconnected from reality? And, does the goddess want to send me into her world?

“Yes. I just want to do something about that world already! I’m not saying it’s for free, of course. You’ve always wanted to eat poison, haven’t you?”

Yeah, I ate one, and that’s why I’m dead.

“I’ll make you resistant to poison. A special kind of person. You’ll know what it tastes like, how it smells, and feel its effects, but it’ll never kill you, and it won’t leave any aftereffects. What do you think? You can savor as much as you like.”

“Maybe I’ll go—?”

I spoke out loud at that moment. The goddess smiled and enthusiastically stamped a piece of paper on the desk.

“As expected of the soul I had set my eyes on! I’ll be sending you quickly, okay? I’ll leave it up to you. You’ll also have the smartphone that’s popular these days, so you don’t have to worry, okay? Bye bye!”

The smiling goddess waved her hand, and a hole suddenly appeared on the floor where the chair I was sitting on had been.


I fell into the hole, leaving behind one strange voice.

“Phew! Now, we’re all done here. I wonder how Xenogear is doing—!”

Little did I know that I wouldn’t be receiving any more divine protection from the goddess.



She dropped me. I was cold. It didn’t hurt, but I was cold.

“This is… water…?”

I looked around and saw that the area was covered in thick fog and trees, so visibility was poor. Worst of all, I landed on water… or rather on mud. No, on a swamp.

“It’s cold! Not to mention, it feels tingly… Oh, this. It’s poison.”

My entire body was covered in mud and smelled like shit! My limbs got numb from being soaked in the muddy water. I looked around for the shore, but the swamp was stretched out in every direction.

“No… way?”

The cold water took away my body heat. In addition, the poison from the swamp seeped into my body, and I found myself unable to move.

“Huh, wait, wait! God, w-what’s h…a…”

I heard a loud squishy noise, and my body sank.

Wait! Just wait! If I sink into the swamp, I’ll die! It’s even cold and freezing! Will I freeze to death? Will I drown?

“Someone help—!”

My desperate cries echoed through the swamp, but no one showed up to help, and the mud engulfed me up to the top of my head.

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Welcome to Sugar’s Poison Shop ~If you mess around, you’ll die, okay?~


The English translation for the novel “Welcome to Sugar’s Poison Shop ~If you mess around, you’ll die, okay?~” will be uploaded here with permission from the author, Uriko-san!

I got curious about the novel since it was about a protagonist who wanted to try eating poison and ended up dying (only to get reincarnated to another world with certain perks). The story was quite fast paced, and might be good for reading something casual, but overall, I enjoyed it.

This might not be updated regularly since it’s only a side project, but I hope you like her work!

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Chapter 76 – The Lonely and Cowardly Demon Lord: Part 1

—Once upon a time. The Demon Lord, Azelidias, had grown weary.

He was just a stray demon who lived a carefree life. But all his hardships began when the demon lord’s crest suddenly manifested on him after the predecessor died.

The crest manifests itself on the body of a strong demon who had the greatest combat power at the time. When the bearer dies, the crest would naturally appear again to the strongest one at that time.

It was an ancient curse decreed by the ruler at the time of the creation of the demon realm to prevent any struggle for supremacy.

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Chapter 75 – The Origin of Our Happiness Today

—And so it went on, the first date between the demon lord and the hero.

The demon lord was so excited that he exploded even at the next general store we went to and nearly bought out the entire retail store.

I told him that I would get a job in the navy to pay him back in full if he did. Then, he hugged me tightly with tears in his eyes, saying he didn’t want that. It all ended without incident.

Hm? Did it…? Let’s just pretend it did.

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Chapter 74 – The Battle of Handling the Payment

I walked, embarrassed by the stares, a different phenomenon from the curious looks and buzzing when I went here alone.

Probably it was thanks to being guided by the route that we had arrived at the clothing store in no time.

We rang the doorbell and entered the store together.

The relief on the faces of everyone in the city as we entered the store and the hopelessness of the customers and the shopkeeper were heaven and hell itself.

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Chapter 72 – The Ultracute Pretty Boy and the Tomato Demon Lord

After that, I refused to wear a pareo, a bikini, and shorts with a five-centimeter inseam, over and over again. I couldn’t decide on an outfit at all.

But it was when I was utterly exhausted that Ulysse shouted at me.

“You said you’d have to get dressed first, but the Demon Lord has been restlessly waiting for you all day at the entrance hall! Don’t you want him to think you’re so cool for being quick and decisive?!”

With that, I instantly got fired up and aggressively went through the pile of clothes. …I wanted him to think I was cool too.

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