Unlike reader, the translator is read chapter over and over to find the right word to translate. I get a lot of feel (sad) and rage (want to kill pig lord).
I’m in rage mode because of the PIG LORD and people keep mis-understand. So I behave quite bad in the last two chapters.
Anyway, I’m really sorry for that.
On a side note: well, if you don’t really hurt by the feel. I think it was still good in a sense. I think I’m over sensitive. It’s not like, everyone will cry a lot with a sad story.
That pure damage still hurting me even now, I can’t really behave normal.
I think I don’t need to worry anymore. But just saying, the “feel” is still here.
Edited by: Jae
Chapter 40: Ruts’s ambition
“Who dares come into my basement this late at night?” (ED/Jae: I dragged this line over from the last chapter, I figured the reader would be confused without it; I was at first.)
He says in a loud, yet relaxed voice, his footsteps echoing through the basement as he calmly walks down the stairway. He’s clearly trying to play the part of a magician with his clothes. Starting off his pose, is a really expensive looking robe, decorated here and there with golden embroidery. Dark hair colored a mix of black and blue hangs from his head. Though I can’t be sure, from his face, I think he’s in his mid-twenties? Because the robe is thick, I don’t know what kind of physique he has, but it’s clear at least that he has a narrow face with purple pupils.
Somehow the lord stumbled when he tried to say something. He quickly looked away from me, and covers his mouth with his hands.
I wonder what happened?
“What’s the matter?”
“Why is there a pervert in my basement?!”
“Excuse me, it’s just that I don’t have any clothes to wear.“
That’s because it was burned down by Kuzuha-chan, I’m not naked because I want to be. The reason why that happened was also because the lord (T.N: PIG) who tricked Kuzuha-chan.
“Okay, I don’t really understand, but… That thing you’re holding belongs to me, so I’m going to take that back now.”
“You think she’s yours, just because you deceived and killed her?”
“Of course, when a hunter kills their prey, isn’t the body theirs? Same thing, I killed that fox… so it’s body belongs to me, Ruts Shivua.” (ルーツ・シヴァ: Rūtsu shivu~a, TN: I don’t even want to know what his name should be, I just let it as that) (ED/Jae: When I tried machine translating it, ルーツ kept turning into ‘Roots’ for me.)
A man named Rut, took out a cane from his bosom; it was a familiar color. It is almost gold with a tip of brown on the wand…a short wand colored gold and brown. The design is simple, it looks just like a polished stick with a thimble on it’s tip, but that color is really familiar. Not only color, both the smell and the magical power that I feel from the cane are definitely of the same as the Kuzuha-chan and her mother.
“That staff is….”
“I dwell with demons and demi! Through my research into magical artifacts, and the magical power that overflows from the dead body of a powerful being, I was able to make this. “
“So, It was really you who kill this person?”
“It was easy to deceive an idiot fox. I just told it that I can make use of it’s power for peace, and it completely believe me. Then when it was careless, I simply poisoned her. Well, it lived through that, for a while at least, but as it made a perfect power source hanging here in the basement, I left it here. Though, it stopped breathing a couple of days after that.”
“But that hardly matters, it has a daughter, though it’s still young a young fox, it’s going to grow up to be a fine research material. Even better, that fox is similar to it’s mother, a gullible idiot; easily tricked with a few simple words. I even tricked it into putting on a slave collar.”
“I see and…I get that you want to take back her corpse by force, so why are you even telling me all of this?”
“Oh… Of course, I just wanted to waste time till my prototype charged up… and now, it’s fully charged!”
It seems that he prepared something, so he was talking to stall for time. It wasn’t an amusing story, in fact I feel disgusted.
A golden light flew from the fox staff shining brightly. I thought that it was an attack, but it was not the case. The light emitted was not aimed at me, but the armored suits around the room.
“Trial production Magic Artifact, ‘Conjure-Division’! Now… Dance! “
An euphoric voice resonates throughout the cellar, then the armors in the cellar start moving. Not just one armor, all of them start to move, clanging metal sounds fill the basement; with nine bodies in total. (ED/Jae: In English fiction, actual numbers such as 1-9 and so on are usually avoided in favor of their written form such as one through nine and so on. This is done to avoid any jarring stops, that might come out of the sudden switch in symbol usage. So if anyone spots any 1’s 2’s or so on, please tell me or the translator in the comments.)
“It’s wonderful, through it takes a little time to cast the spell, it calls upon an immortal soldier, who has no life. Even if it’s destroyed, there’s no risk of loosing human troops, and we can even mass produce them! This will be popular in the empire!”
“Ha, is that so?”
“From your body, I can feel huge magical energy… Whether you’re a vampire or some sort of demon, I’ll use your body for more experiments!”
I don’t care about his plans, but I can’t bring Kazuha-chan’s mother back with someone attacking me. Since might be a difficult fight while princess carrying her body; I sit down the body of Kuzuha-chan’s mother on the floor.
I do so carefully, gently, ‘don’t let her body get hurt’ I think as I lay her on the floor.
The flock of armor completely surrounded me while I focused on that. The movements of the armor are smooth, as if there people in them, then they pull out their swords, and charge at me, planning to attack.
If no one’s inside, I don’t have to hold back…
First I need to take some distance to not involve Kazuha-kun’s mother’s body.
I use my magic and thrust my hand at the armor that was to my right side, which is the closest one to me. A small gust of wind covers my hand, then I make a magic fist, my punch blowing the armor away at a wall. (see, translator corner)
The armor that knocked into the wall fell down and stopped for a moment, but then it got back up. The helmet’s dented, and from what I can see, perhaps the torso as well. Even so, it does not seem frightened, or bothered by the damage, nor does it drop it’s sword. It acted like it had never been hurt, not a single response to the attack; it hasn’t been defeated yet. Immortal soldier might be a suitable name for it.
“This is quite troublesome thing, isn’t it?”
While I mutter to myself, the remaining eight rushed at me. They all charge at me, slashing as soon as they get close enough. Because I don’t want to get hurt, I decide on avoidance, rather than defense. I run around them at a high speed, passing around the armors and then coming at them from the left. Confused, the charging armors who lost sight of me, collide with each other, and a loud sound reverberated throughout the basement.
If there were humans in those suits of armor, that would have been a big accident, but but since there are no people inside the armors. They quickly get up, and start running towards me again. Though, the enemy is not just the armored suits. I notice Ruts pointing that wand at me.
That sparkly-like feeling; here it come.
“Thunder, come forth!”
Light flew from the tip of the want; It came…
Different from the band of light that he use to move the armors earlier. This attack is powerful, strong enough that ‘lightning’ is the right word for it; a Lightning strike. It’s the king of speed you can avoid, just by watching it, its already too late; it hit me directly.
“I feel a little numb…”
It hits like this…
If this was a physical, genuine thunder, I may have gotten hurt pretty badly, but fortunately the opponent’s attack was pure magic. Since it’s magic, my resistance can significantly reduce the damage.
“That impossible, my thunder spell! Conjure Division, get her!” He yelled.
“Whichever is okay, but since it’s troublesome, I’ll finish it now…”
He can manipulates nine soldiers and can attack fire incredibly fast lighting strikes, troublesome. Well, it’s easy to deal with; rather than avoid them, I can just defeat the opponents before they attack again. (T.N: attack is the best form of defense)
I stepped down with all my strength. Now that I think about it, this is the first full strength move I’ve made since being reborn.
I moved at a speed that even left behind sound. First of all, I’ll put the armors together and finish them. When I speak the word ‘please’ while passing the armors, the wind hears my words and acts; wind rises up from the ground, blowing nine armored suits into the ceiling. Without even seeing my attack, all the armors were quickly taken care of.
“What!?” He yells again.
“These things were troublesome, so I blow them away.”
I stop in front of him; grabbing his arm and quickly sweep him off his feel, knocking him to the ground. I then take out the disgusting soup that was given to Kazuha-kun from my ‘blood-bag’ and thrust it into his mouth, a voice filled with agony leaked out between forced swallows.
I will not let you scream and alert anyone.
Well, the armor that hit the floor from a little while ago, were making loud metalic sounds as they collided with each-other, so it might be too late. So I guess, I don’t have to worry about sounds for now. If the guards come, I’ll just beat them as well.
Like always, I just want to return favors.
“It was a feast, I will repay you in full.” I say.
This is the food Kuzuha-chan had been given and tried to share with me, since he’s the one who prepared it. I want to I return the feeling that Kuzuha-chan got from this, so I decide to share this ‘food’ of his.
“Mo, go, goooooo!?” He screamed.
“What’s wrong? It’s a meal, isn’t it?”
To give others what you can not eat… This strange thing, I’ll make him eat all of it. I open his mouth stuff more of it in. Since this is of no use for me even if I have it, I will return everything; PROPERLY.
I hear loud sounds in the background; the sounds of the armors that were getting up, falling back on the ground. Ignoring it, I continue returning the meal.
Ruts was squirming violently, but I keep going. Then his reactions got weaker, and he eventually passes out. The wand fell from his hand, losing power, and a dry sound echoed as it hit the ground.
“Hm… I still have more, but it can’t be helped…”
He is not dead; he just fainted.
Let’s put the rest in his hood.
I look back, and notice that none of the armors are moving. It is not surprise, because they’re magic, and only moved thanks to that wand. Since the caster’s unconsciousness, and he left go of his wand, the magic spell ended. It is the same as the battery running out, or the user letting go of a remote controlled toy.
I avoid the the scattered armor, and talk over to Kuzuha-chan’s mother.
“Kuzuha-chan is waiting for you, let’s go home…”
There is no reply, even though I knew she can’t reply. I lifted her, and raised her up in a princess carry again. I take the soul-less lady out of basement and leave the mansion.
On the way back up, I worried a little about the metal door out of the food storage, but Ruts seems to have opened the door for me. So I walk out of the mansion easily.
I wonder if Kuzuha-chan is still awake.
Magic Fist Attack is kind of like this. I guess