Mile Chapter 223: The Seven Faces Woman~ Daze! 12

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Mile Chapter 223: The Seven Faces Woman~ Daze! 12

 

 

『C-Ranked Hunter group 《Swirling Flame》 had committed bandit act 2 times.
However, since the actual victims are only from the first thief act.
They didn’t kill the victims but capture all of them as illegal slaves
They would get a B-ranked punishment life-time criminal slave.
And, your cooperation is a big help for finding and destroying the illegal slavery, we will consider reducing the punishment to C-ranked lifetime slave if all the victims return safely』(Judge)

 

《Swirling Flame》 bowed down their heads overflowing with tears to the judge.
For hunters which have done bandit act 2 times and dealing with human trafficking, this punishment is rather light.
Well, the judge went easy on them because of their help for finding the slave traders, and also because they didn’t kill men who can only sell cheaply and tend to become a source of troubles. They also show their sincerity in cooperation…

If they got the C-ranked life-time punishment criminal slave, their treatment won’t be so bad.
There’s almost no danger of death, and the work is bearable.
If they are lucky they may even be able to get a regular job as a model prisoner.
Even more, when they become criminal slaves, they can’t receive payment but their lives aren’t so bad.
If things don’t go well, they might get an A-ranked life-time punishment criminal slave.
It’s understandable for them to overflow with tears.

Those who were sentenced to judgment were brought out of the room one after another.
The guild officials and the hunters were listening to the judge and seemed to have no objection to the sentence.

And finally, the last criminal group, the 4 woodcutters and 4 C-ranked hunters, 《Twin Heavenly Flying Dragon》
Then the judge reads the judgment.

 

『The four prisoners are unrelated to the bandit act, however, threatening the young girls as bandits for their profit purposes, it’s a severe punishment as an illegal act of monetary pursuit based on their will.
But part of the reason for their actions was deceived by others people.
So, I will sentence you to a hundred lashes.
Next time, I will not let you get away with just this.
And this is also because of the suggestion from the victims.
That it wasn’t good to punish you like bandits!』(Judge)

 

As they listen to it, the 4 woodcutters lower their head depressed.

One hit is never so light.
It is different from punishing the kid by hitting his buttocks.
A whip or a bamboo stick hits the exposed back and hips are really hurt.
But of course, the professional executor must pay close attention, so as not to cause bone fracture or the internal organ damage.
But the pain is unbearable and lasts for a long time even after the sentence is over.
They would have a problem sleeping on their back for a while.
But punishment like this must be done, so, those who committed minor offenses are frightened and won’t dare to repeat again.

However, compared with death and the lifetime punishment so far, it sounded like the best deal.

And finally, it was the hunter guys who wore the skin of a good party.

 

『C-ranked hunter party《Twin Heavenly Flying Dragon》
I will hand down A-ranked life criminal slave punishment』(Judge)

『It’s such a foolish thing!
We just tried to help the aristocrat who was attacked by bandits.
Not only we didn’t get any reward, you also gave us such punishment
We won’t accept this!』(THFD’s leader)

 

Yes, they were still in denial.
If they become bandits they won’t be able to avoid severe punishment.
So, they never admitted that fact.

They kept insisting that the woodcutters are the real bandits here; after getting captured, the woodcutters just lied about it to avoid their sin.
They have continued to insist like that for the whole 3-day interrogation.

 

『But, regardless of who those woodcutter actually are, the attacked victims say you are bandits.
No matter how much you deny, that fact will not change』(Judge)

 

Yes, in this world, no matter whether there is evidence or not, the judge has the right to decide the crime.
Even if there is no reliable evidence, if there is circumstantial evidence or just enough to judge it, it is enough.
But, on the contrary, they are good if they can make the judge think they are innocent without evidence etc.

 

『That is just the woodcutter men, no…, I mean the bandits who lied to portrait as woodcutter men and deceived the aristocrat girl’s group.
They blocked the girls’ way and attacked them, we rushed there and saved those.
It’s an undeniable fact!』(THFD’s leader)

『『『『What!?』』』』(Woodcutter men)

 

The woodcutters raise the voice of anger, but the leader of 《Twin Heavenly Flying Dragon》 doesn’t mind.

He thought the aristocrat girl group wouldn’t bother to stay in a rural town.
The girls have never shown up during the last three-day interrogation, so, they should have left this town long ago.
The soldiers at this time couldn’t force the girls to stay at this town to be the witness.

It will a big problem if they restrain an aristocratic daughter.
If you do not do it well, some heads will fly …literally.

Then, if he could push everything to those stupid woodcutters, they could get away.
The leader of 《Twin Heavenly Flying Dragon》thought so and kept insist that.

 

『Those bandits realized they were in disadvantage so they lied to push their sin against us who came to help.
Because of their lack of experience, those innocent ladies were easily deceived and thought that we were the bandits. And that’s it.
If you confirm with the guild, you will be able to immediately get testimony that we are serious hunters and we left the city after those bandits!』(THFD’s Leader)

 

Hearing those words, the hunters in the audience seats become noisy.
Certainly, that part looks believable.
The bandits attacked the girls and the local hunters ran to the girls from behind.
There’s no strange part.

No matter how much the bandits argue,
It was easy for the judge to make a judgment himself because he is holding the power here.
However, as many guild staff members and hunters are listening to it, it’s better to give out punishment in a form that everyone can be convinced.

So, the presiding judge was in trouble … NOT.
Yes, although he pretended to be a bit confused, his mouth was lifting like everything is according to the plan. Of course, the bandits didn’t realize that.

At that time, a voice rose from a corner of the audience seat.

 

『 Objection!』(Mile)

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『『『『……Huh?』』』』(THFD 4 hunters)

 

In Japan or on the Earth people might understand this phrase, but for people of this country, it’s a phrase of unknown meaning…
Because there was no occupation as a lawyer nor a person with such a role in a trial.

And as that phrase was shouted, four girls who have been hiding behind the hunters stood up and went to the courtside.

 

『You… it’s you ……』(THFD Leader)

 

Yes, the members of 《Twin Heavenly Flying Dragon》stared in surprised at 4 familiar girls from the 《Red Oath》

Rena and Maevis are the same usual clothes as that time.
Pauline changed clothes from maid dress to usual clothes.
And Mile wrapped a big mantle around her body to hide her body.

 

『We didn’t get deceived.
Besides, you guys definitely confessed at that time.
Thinking sweetly that you could catch us easily and sell us far away…
We weren’t so stupid that we could be deceived easily.
And don’t you see. It is obvious from the fact that we didn’t get deceived by your lies?』(Mile)

 

The leader stares at Mile as he hears that.

 

『That…』(THFD Leader)

 

With the unexpected appearance of those who he thought should have left this town long ago.
The leader unwittingly cursed a testimony against himself, but this is also a chance for him.
If he can overturn the argument and convince the judge, his party can get away.
They are the trusted local hunter, the other side is some girls passing by.
Credibility is different.
Thinking that way, the leader placed everything on this bet.

 

『You heard those bandits’ explanation first and were confused by that.
It’s common for non-experienced civilians, especially some small girls like you.
I can forgive you for being confused after listening to those bandits sweet-talking.
However, being treated like some burglars is out of the question.
No, a false allegation is a criminal act!
Perhaps, because you didn’t want to pay the rescue fee, you planned to blame us on purpose?
If you do not accept the mistake obediently, you will be punished as a criminal on the contrary!』(THFD Leader)

 

Yes, it is impossible to convince or deceive those little girls anymore.
Because they clearly said everything back then.

However, there’s no need to convince those little girls.
It will be enough if he can convince the judge.
To do that, it was necessary to make the girls become the liars instead.

And the hunters, who are listening, become noisy.
They might have been also tricked by client’s selfish claims and lies,
Hunters don’t always have good experiences, they should have bitter experiences many times as well.

 

(…I can still do it!) (THFD Leader)

 

The leader was convinced that he grasped the opportunity of counter-attack.


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45 comments

  1. And now copper slash show will begin! Don’t look away or you will miss it!

    Haha thx for the translation

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  2. suggestion:
    So, I will punish you four a hundred {blows}->{floggings}.Next time, I will not let you get away with just this.

    after getting {captive}->{captured} the woodcutter just lied about it to avoid their sin.

    If you do not do it well, some heads will fly …{physically}->{literally}.

    We {were}->{weren’t} so stupid that we could be deceived easily.
    And don’t you see. It is obvious

    other side is some girls passing by.
    {Credit quality}->{credibility} is different.
    Thinking that way, the leader placed

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  3. Judge uses feign confusion !!
    all according to keikaku(keikaku means plan)

    It was very effective !!

    Mile uses objection !!
    404 meaning not found
    it was somehow confusing.

    3 wild girls and a pervert in a mantle appeared !!
    shogeki no jijitsu !!(chaika face)

    Hunter four uses gaslight !!
    It was very ineffective…

    Hunter uses appeal to authority !!
    Time for char’s counterattack.

    My mind autocorrects mantle as naked mantle loli now.
    I think I should send my common sense for repairs or find a class A replacement.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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    • open the mantle and tada! Red Oath is authentically hunter’s group send to investigate bandit’s problem.

      Mile throw her mantle away, “let’s do it guys!”

      “Ouuu!” Rena, Maevis and Pauline.
      They positioned themselves surrounding Mile.

      「Even though we were not born on the same day or in the same place!」

      「Even though we share not a drop of blood between us!」

      「We are comrades walking along the same path!」

      「Even if our ways might part in the future,」

      「as long as red blood flows through our veins,」

      「「「「our friendship is eternal!」」」」

      「We are four comrades tied together by our very souls! And our name is,」

      「「「「RED OATH!!」」」」

      Dooon!

      Behind the posing quartett, Mile had caused and explosion with magic and caused four colored smoke to rise up.

      everyone get bafled.

      (just repeating from past chapter during graduation exam)

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  4. woodcutter’s punishment, i can’t imagine how the pain will lingering for a long day. they get punishment like the naughty boys they are. sore butt and sore back.

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    • I think it’s because we’re not familiar with corporal punishment anymore but in real life, anything more than 20 lashes is dangerous and 40 is a near sure death sentence. 100 is telling them ‘we’ll torture you to death then continue whipping your dead body’.

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  5. Thanks as always.
    Just one suggestion this time:

    We were so stupid that we could be deceived easily.
    And don’t you see. It is obvious from the fact that we didn’t get deceived by your lies?』(Mile)
    ->
    Since we didn’t get deceived by your lies, isn’t it obvious, that we are not some idiots who can be easily fooled?』(Mile)

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  6. They kept insisting that the woodcutters are the real bandits here, after getting captured the woodcutter just lied about it to avoid their sin. => They kept insisting that the woodcutters are the real bandits here; after getting captured, the woodcutters just lied about it to avoid their sin.

    Thanks for the chapter!!

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  7. “So, I will {punish} > {sentence} you {four} > {to} a hundred {floggings} > {lashes}.”
    The judge’s purview is sentencing, not punishing, unless he’s Judge Dredd. Pretty sure a flogging is a series of strikes, so a hundred of them doesn’t really make sense. Would a flog be a unit of a flogging? Could it be administered with a hundred frogs? Or a cat o’ frogs legs.

    “But, regardless of who those woodcutter actually are, the attacked victims say you are {the} > {} bandits.”
    Bandits in general. Not specific bandits, so no ‘the.’

    “But, on the contrary, they are good if they can make {let} > {} the judge think they are innocent without evidence etc.”

    “If you confirm with the guild, you will be able to {get testify immediately} > {immediately get testimony} that we are serious hunters” or “If you confirm with the guild, {you will be able to get testify immediately} > {they will testify} that we are serious hunters”

    “In Japan or on the Earth people might understand this phrase, but for people of this country, it’s {an unknown meaning phrase} > {a phrase of unknown meaning}…”

    “Thinking sweetly that you could catch us easily and {sold} > {sell} us far away…”

    ——-

    “The bandits attacked the girls and the local hunters ran to the girls from behind.
    There’s no strange part.” No, the strange part is that the Hunters were running after them to begin with when the girls’ departure time and destination was well known and that the hunters happened upon the ‘aristocrat’ party at such an opportune time. Only protagonists get that kind of luck.

    Oh, that poor sod, he still doesn’t get what he’s dealing with. He’s even dumb enough to bring up a rescue fee while being demonstrably weaker than those he’s arguing against.

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  8. You know that’s got to be on the list of things Mile always wanted to say ….
    Thanks for the chapter!

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