|No Need for Bath Salts! Taking a Dip in the PSIcret Hot Spring|
|Romaji||Nyūyoku sai fuyō! Hitō-meguri|
|Release Date||January 30, 2017|
|Issue||Weekly Shōnen Jump No. 9, 2017|
No Need for Bath Salts! Taking a Dip in the PSIcret Hot Spring is the 229th chapter of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan) manga series published on the 30th of January 2017.
Kusuo goes to a secret hot spring to relax, only for complete strangers to join him unexpectedly.
At home, Kusuo is watching a show where some guys were looking for a secret hot springs and finding it. He is annoyed since he can no longer go to that hot spring, and it appears it is not the first time it happens. Kurumi calls him, saying the bathtub is ready for him.
He asks the reader if they like taking a bath. He knows for some it might be annoying in the winter but he enjoys them. He explains, while he is not normal he is still human that needs sleep, gets stiff muscles and receives a tremendous amount of stress. To relax himself, he takes a bath. He then starts hearing the thoughts of others and knows he will not be able to relax. He reminds everyone his telepathy never stops and he currently feels like he is taking a bath in a busy shopping center. He also states he does not want to wear his germanium ring since he would be worried of sneak attacks. He goes further to say that he does not enjoy taking baths at home, restoration is more effective for his body, but what he does enjoy most is hot springs. Most specifically, secret hot springs. Secret hot springs are found in hard to reach places and they can be found in a lot of places in Japan. Most cost nothing to be used but it needs people to walk for hours to get to it. With that, there are hot springs that are never used and it is paradise for him. Using his clairvoyance, he checks one of the hot springs he has found and decides to go to it. He explains it involves taking a train, a car and over a 3 hour walk but for him he gets there instantly due to teleportation.
He is glad at how quiet it is. He says it is one of his favorite spots and it is extremely difficult to arrive at it. Engulfing himself more into the water and closes his eyes, he says it is basically his own private bath. He then hears the thoughts of two people nearby and he opens his eyes in shock. The two make it to the area, glad that they found it. The person accompanying him sees Kusuo and says someone beat them to it. The guy turns, sees Kusuo too and is surprised that someone else is in the spring at this time of year. Kusuo, still in shock, thinks he should be saying that to them.
Kusuo is surprised since he thought no one will come and since he got there, he can not use teleportation again. The two ask him if they can join him and start to remove their clothing. Kusuo is more surprised since he even used his clairvoyance and checked the area but he realized he should have checked the areas around it and this is a bad situation. He initially thinks of teleporting but decides against it, they would believe it is a haunted hot spring and he would feel bad if rumors start because of him. He then thinks of just waiting for the right moment to leave but there is a problem with that. One of the guys is embarrassed to undress out in the open and the other just tells him to shut up. The guy then realizes he does not see Kusuo’s clothes nearby. Kusuo explains he is completely naked, if he gets out he has to walk naked out of there. He has nothing to apport his clothes there and he has to wait until the two leave first. He explains he will not overheat or have any problems staying there for a long time, but the two will find it weird since he arrived there first.
The two enter the spring and find it wonderful. One of them jokes of living in the spring and Kusuo says they will have a weird life together if that were the case. He tries to think of a way to make them leave first. One of the guys explains that the place is relaxing, the water is a bit too hot since he prefers roughly room temperature water baths. The other guy says that is what makes it good. Kusuo realizes what he can do to make them leave. One of the guys, dubbed Masaru, feels the water is too much for him, it is too hot and gets out. The other guy, dubbed Yossan, tells him he should come back since they came so far only for him to be in it for only 2 minutes. Kusuo apologizes since he is making the water way more hot. Masaru tries the water again but still says it is pretty hot so Yossan will be at it alone. Yossan is annoyed at him but admits it is hot for him too. Kusuo explains the water is at 46°C (≈115°F) and the bathhouses are not this hot, however he does not want to make the water any hotter. Yossan keeps complaining about the temperature and nearly decides to leave. Kusuo is glad that this situation is basically over. Yossan decides not to leave since Kusuo is not complaining and does not want to lose against him.
Kusuo is surprised at his determination. Yossan starts to mentally curse and Kusuo mockingly repeats his words. He sees how stubborn he is and decides to make the water temperature higher, up to 50°C (122°F.) Yossan decides to give up, gets out, and faints. Kusuo is the least bit surprised and gets the mini towel in his head to wipe his face. Masaru shakes Yossan and he does not wake up. He panics, wanting to take him to the hospital and asks Kusuo to help him carry Yossan. Kusuo does not want to move and does not know what to do. Masaru tells him to get up and gets his clothes so he can grab their stuff. Kusuo again does nothing since if he helps out, he would have to leave naked and that is not an option. Masaru picks Yossan up, Kusuo asks him if he is okay leaving him like that. Masaru explains there is no time to put on his clothes, Kusuo says yet he put his own clothes on and his hat too.
Kusuo then faints too. Masaru is surprised that he fainted too and does not know what to do. Kusuo explains everything is okay and Yossan wakes up. It turns out it is Kusuo in Yossan’s body and would just be there until Yossan himself regains consciousness. He tells Masaru that they should leave and puts his clothes on. Masaru tells him to wait since Kusuo has fainted. Kusuo realizes this and uses telekinesis on his arm to show that he is okay. He tells him he is okay and he agrees with him.
Later on Yossan regains consciousness and Kusuo immediately switches bodies back with him. Yossan wonders where he is and Masaru questions him. Yossan asks about the hot springs, and Masaru tells him they went and are now going home. Yossan does not remember walking away from it and does not feel the least bit tired. Masaru agrees with him. Kusuo explains he used restoration on both of them and finally lies down on the spring. He sighs on how this is the first time a bath leaves him more tense.
In an omake page, Kusuo sees a group of people in the exact same hot spring. The people read Yossan’s blog about it. Kusuo guesses he can no longer go to that hot spring anymore either.
- While this chapter was not adapted into the anime, it was possibly referenced for Reawakened’s first title card.
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