RR Chapter 19: Heartbroken

To think I haven’t posted a chapter since Christmas… Sorry, I was way lazy and totally dead bored of the copy pasting repetition I have to do when I translate… Ah, has it been about a year now since I started? I think so. Well on Tuesday (May 15th) I finally turn 20, on Thursday (May 17th) I will finally take my driving theory test and on may 30th I got my driving test. If I succeed with the driving tests then I can drive alone by the afternoon may 30th and on may 31st I can help my brother move out of his school lodging. At least don’t expect me to do chapter 20 so soon…

Since I actually exceeded the 3 month rule(?)(A work can freely be picked up after 3 months of inactiveness) of translating a work I actually thought that someone else would pick it up but it seems like no one did so now I finally post the next chapter.

Some info about the site, i channeled my personal plan which means that ads will return and my domain will go back to sakuraidreader.wordpress.com June 14th. Be prepared for that.

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As she finished her morning preparations and descended to the first floor, Roche was already there looking at Shiori.

“Something’s shining here?”

Roche said, maybe her hair that was more carefully conditioned than usual? Or her lips that had some oil packs on them since last night? Alternatively, it could be her face that was washed with homemade cosmetic water. A light blush appeared on Shiori’s cheek in shame.

“Today, you will only look at hero-sama from afar. There is no use in making yourself stand out so much.”
“I, I know…!”

It seemed like he said “it’s too much”, so Shiori felt that if there was a hole she would hide herself in it. With her hands she his her lips which had become plump and elastic thanks to the oil packs.
Roche gave out a nasty laugh and raised one of the corners of his mouth.

“Well, shall we go?”

Then he stood up.

“Roche, you don’t even have to come”
“I will go because unless there is someone watching you, you wouldn’t know what to do.”

The two people left the store while arguing.
As she neared the main street, the lively voices of people came to her ears. It blended into the bright morning air and made Shiori’s mood surge into a storm. It felt like an exciting festival atmosphere.

As the time of the parade was approaching, the street was already packed with people. Nonetheless, the people are separated into two sides of the road, leaving whole way in the center free for the knights to march.
There was various shops, but they didn’t seem to sell anything as their owners had also mixed in among the crowds. Seemed like business would start after the parade.
It also seemed like not only the residents of the city were there, there were many people dressed in traveling clothes, they might have come from another town to watch the parade.

Shiori also tried to move inside the crowd, but as she would probably only be shoved around, she decided to remain at the back of the crowd. As the knights were going to ride on horses, it would be easy for her to see Krust that would march in the front.

“It’s a bit annoying to be among such a big crowd”

Roche said standing next to her. Glancing at the profile that stirred his own hair, looking annoyed, Shiori rudely thought that surprisingly, mornings doesn’t suit him.

About 20 minutes later. From the back of the street, from the direction of the west where the castle is located, they heard a trumpet of trumpets and a drum performance. At the same time people start to cheer.
Both of the sounds gathered momentum and gradually neared the spot where Shiori was. Since the people starts to stir to try to get a better look at the back of the street, Shiori also gets caught up and looks in that direction.
Krust should certainly be in the front. She recalled what she heard from the bakery lady, her heart starts to beat in excitement. Even though she was just slightly nervous, the drum beats boosted that feeling.

The excited voices of the crowds come closer like waves. Along with the booming sound of drums pricking her ears, the drum and fife band appeared in Shiori’s view who stretched up. They had a slightly flashy appearance of red and green, and they weren’t riding on horses.
It didn’t seem like Krust was first in the parade line.
Despite being a bit disappointed, without any raise of heartbeat, Shiori watched the ensuring parade. An old man moved his head briefly, while he stretched his neck towards the opposite side.

Next were three knights with horses. Each had a large flag with different crests drawn on, Shiori didn’t understand their meaning. Maybe it was the emblems of the Order, the Country and the Royals, or so Shiori thought.
They bore not the knight clothes Shiori was knew of, but heavy armour.
Even so, looking at the masks that were covering their heads and faces completely, she wouldn’t know who they are! She got anxious.

Then, at that moment――.
Suddenly the cheers in the surroundings got loud enough to reach the skies. The air in the place got more excited.
A girl who was at the front row of the opposite side of the crowd, grabbed pink petals from the basket they had, and threw them towards the street. Voices of excitement rose from the surrounding people.
―― “Krust−sama”.

Shiori turned her eyes wide open, and looked towards the street. Though her toes were nearing their limits due to stretching all the time, it didn’t matter.

Before Shiori’s eyes, he was there.

“Krust…. It’s Krust”

Instinctively, her trembling voice came out.
Every pore on her body opens up, she got goosebumps. Is this the feeling of excitement? Dokidoki, the pulsating sound of her heart echoes in her body, it was badly loud. She couldn’t understand the reason why she was letting out cold sweat.

Krust rode on a white horse dressed in various accessories and wore a silver-laden armor. He had removed his helmet and held it under his left arm, he looked dignified as he rode on.
Apart from the drums, the fife band and the flag holders, he marched slowly in front of the line. Although they followed behind Krust, the other knights who were aligned in two to three rows with their helmets removed, couldn’t make Shiori’s gaze move away from Krust.

He looked more mature than before…. She thought. A calm, manly, adult aura encircles him, he had gotten a fearless face.
He seemed like a different person from the man who used to show a smile in front of her, it made her a bit sad.
The appearance which was as beautiful as an ice sculpture remained as usual, it naturally attracted eyes. The line of sight remained centered on him.

Without diverting attention to the noisy cheers from the surroundings, Krust moved forward looking only in front of him. That figure was exquisitely majestic, exactly like a true hero.
While she looked at his figure, Krust came up to the front of Shiori.
The distance between them was only a few meters. At the moment she thought that, Shiori suddenly realizes something.

Just look at Krust’s figure. He doesn’t need to be aware of her. She thought that, but now she can’t hold herself back like that anymore.

(I want Krust to notice me…!)

She wants him to realize that she is here, in the same world as him. Shiori strongly thought that.
She felt intense impatience and loneliness when Krust passed by her without noticing her existence.
She didn’t think about boldly crawling through the crowd and jump onto the street where the knights were marching.
But Shiori couldn’t help but to unconsciously advance a step. Running as it was, she tried to shout the name of Krust in a loud voice――.

At the same time she tried to take action, Roche, who was next to her, tightly gripped her arms.
Feeling uncomfortable about not being able to move as she wants, Shiori looks back at her boss and glares at him. The advice from him that she should not have any connection with the Order of Knights was totally out of her head, and it was just annoying to her that Roche gets in the way.

“Let me go…”
“What are you going to do once you meet again?”

Roche’s did not go through to Shiori which resisted swinging his away his arms, Roche looked at the back of the Krust which keeps going away gradually, and as usual, Roche was in a state of calm.
While thinking he moved his gaze to look at Shiori, saying with a cold voice;

“If you still have hope of “maybe”, I will push it away properly. The hero has a wi- a fiance. The other party is this kingdom’s princess.”

The movement of Shiori which was resisting stopped suddenly and even her breathing stopped for a moment.

“I’m not lying, I heard it from a backdoor customer. Although it hasn’t been released yet, it seems to be a known story among the nobles”

It took her a awfully long to firmly understand the meaning of Roche ‘s words. It was because the brain was showing a reaction of rejection as she didn’t want to take in that fact.

(Engagement…… Krust…… and the princess of this country……)

Shiori managed to take the words like swallowing a sticky and unpleasant liquid. She returned her line of sight to Krust who already only had the back, forgetting to blink and keeping her gaze still.
Her heart felt strained.

(Maybe, I still love Krust?)

Poetry vaguely thought.
No, she really felt like she already knew. But she was afraid to expose her true feelings even to herself, so she was desperately pretending not to notice.

Unchanged from three years ago, she still has feelings for Krust.
She was a person who used to be in love “long time ago”, but also a person who is still in love “currently”.
That was Shiori’s real feelings, that was a truthful fact.

However, nothing changed as soon as she realized it. She still had her heart broken.

Even though the surroundings were still noisy, a strange quietness was spreading in the head of Shiori. The crust which was going down the street eventually gets hidden behind the following knights and disappeared.

Shiori thought; It may be that she hoped somewhere in his heart that he did not forget her as much as she still didn’t forget Krust.
In the last three years, she had many encounters with heterosexuals. Since she was a college student, she often got invited to Gokons*. From the opposite sex that she got acquainted with there, there were also things that had been implicitly conveyed.
But she didn’t enter into a relationship she couldn’t forget about Krust.
The time in Shiori’s mind stopped three years ago, when Krust suddenly returned to his world.

But Krust was different. Became a hero, got a fiance, he is moving forward.
Only she was stuck in the past….

“Hey…..”

When she heard Roche’s impudent voice, with a cold touch on her cheeks, Shiori realized that she was crying.
Roche strongly wipes his eyes with a rugged finger. Was it surprising that she was cried? Looking at his unexpectedly upset expression, Shiori was ashamed that she shed tears in such a place.
In a hurry she wiped her tears with the sleeves of her clothes,

“The royal family will soon come through”

She heard a man near her say. People who saw the hero were now waiting for the arrival of the king and queen this time.

“Can I get to see a glance of Princess Cattorea today?”

Followed by the words she heard, Shiori unfailingly solidified and listened carefully.
Is princess Cattorea, Krust’s fiance….?

“I wonder if you didn’t come last year. His Majesty was reluctant to bring her.”
“His Majesty is patronizing the princess. It would naturally not be good to show a horse race game where death sometimes happen”
“No, no, just worried that the princess’s heart will be robbed by the knight in the game? As a father who also has a daughter, I will keep this in my mind.”

Residents of the city smiled, laughed and then continued talking.

“See, the majesties’ carriage”

One person pointed with his finger, Shiori followed it’s direction and looked ahead. She saw a luxurious, glitterless type of carriage at the back of the street, but before her line of sight had reached the royal people on board there, Shiori’s head quickly looked downwards.
In case princess Cattorea was onboard, she felt frustrated. She had no courage to see the face of Krust’s fiance. It was certain that she would be a beauty that would overwhelm Shiori.

A honorable hero who saved the country and a beautiful princess. Isn’t that a perfect match?
There are no gaps which one could enter there.

“Let’s… return to the store”

Even though she intended to talk normally, the voice that she aimed towards Roche was trembling small.
Roche looked at Shiori’s state as if to observe, and nodded silently. Then he pushed Shiori’s back, they silently left the main street where the bustle went on.

*Gokon = Groupdating for those who doesn’t know

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Announcement x4

I didn’t plan to make an announcement at first since I already posted on my profile and discord that Ring Ring chapter is delayed because of some happenings in my life that I don’t want to talk about. Even tho I don’t have a job I have alot of other things to take care of at the moment, don’t know when I’ll manage to finish chapter 19 and when chapter 20 will be posted after it. I’m really sorry for being so slow.

The reason why I in the end wanted to make this announcement, and make it here where I have actually noticed that not as many read it as the RR chapters is because it’s an anniversary today. It’s not really big but today, January 2nd 2018, it’s my second anniversary of having a WordPress account. Yep, this account I use to comment and release and make my website is now 2 years old. I will maybe make an anniversary of the day I started releasing RR chapters too.

RR Chapter 18: Happy Dreams

Merry Christmas everyone! I thought I would finish up both chapter 18 and nineteen till today but a great update arrived to Toram Online, and Android/IOS MMORPG I play and I just had to jump on it. When this post everyone might not have Christmas yet but it will come in a few hours.

Anyway I will still work on and finish up chapter 19, if I actually get fired up for once maybe, but only maybe I will do 20 too. 20 is a good number. I will release chapter 19 on New year’s Eve 11:59pm GMT+ 1 make it the last post of the year while if I do 20th I might as well release it 12am to make it the first post of 2018.

Count this chapter and beginning of chapter note announcement as a Christmas gift from me. (In Sweden we don’t open our gifts on Christmas day but on the evening of Christmas Eve if you didn’t know that already.)

Oh and this chapter was actually posted 8am in the morning and I’m sleeping probably.

 

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Was this a dream?
Shiori was floating on a fluffy cloud in the air and looked down beneath. There Shiori was still a college student. She busily moved around the hall wearing the restaurant uniform of her part-time job.

“Sorry it got so late, you can go now”
“Ah, yes, then I’m going ahead”

The store manager said and Shiori retreated to the back of the kitchen. She went to the changing room, quickly changed her clothes and came out. She seemed to be in a hurry.

“Umemoto-san, you can bring this with you.”

She was caught by the store manager when she was about to head out, he gave her a plastic bag. There was a paper with letters spelling ‘fried chicken’ in there. It was a frozen version of what the store offered.

“Are you sure it’s okay?”
“Actually, I don’t need to do something like this, but Umemoto-san is doing her best. But since it’s near it’s expiration date, please eat it up as soon as possible.”
“Yes, thank you”

Oh, I remember. Shiori thought while floating in the air. This is a memory of the past. This dream is a replay of the past events.
It was a Saturday, there were many customers so it was busy. Moreover, the part-timer that was scheduled to enter the same shift as her didn’t show up. Shiori had to work as much as an hour and a half more than usual.

Holding the bags containing some frozen fried chicken, she had to leave quickly or else Krust would worry. She left the store.
But when she opened the back door, Shiori unintentionally let out a loud voice. A Shadow that had melted into the darkness of the night emerged, only slightly illuminated by the light inside the store that leaked out of the door.
A man whose face was deeply hidden beneath the hood of his black hoodie.
Shiori was a little scared and observed the man with vigilance.

“….Huh? Could that be Krust?”

She said with a surprised voice. She judged that it was him by his tall and strong frame that she could see even though the man wore clothes.
In response to Shiori’s voice, the man lifted his hood up. Silver hair like the color of the cold fading moon showed up beneath. It was Krust after all. Shiori rushed to him with confidence.

“Did you come to pick me up? I’m sorry I’m late. We had a lot of customers.”

At that time, two months had already passed since she started living with Krust. He also showed an amazing learning ability and adaptability, it was around the time where he had gotten used to life in Japan.
Krust had learned how to use a vacuum cleaner and a washing machine, in the stead of Shiori who went out, he took care of most of the housework. His cooking was almost perfect, Shiori thought he was the image of a ‘perfect bride’.
She didn’t put it into words, because it seemed like it would hurt his pride as a knight.

Besides household chores, Krust wanted to help with anything he could. For example, picking up Shiori from her part-time job when she tends to work late into the night.
However, since Krust’s appearance stands out, Shiori didn’t allow it. However, whenever Shiori worked late which she often did, Krust would often come and pick her up like this.
Although she did not want him to go out as much as possible in order to prevent Krust from getting caught up in a strange disturbance, she felt sorry for keeping him alone at home. Also she was glad that he was worried about her so she did not scold him whenever he came to pick her up.

“That is?”

He saw the plastic bag Shiori was carrying and asked her in Japanese.

“Deep-fried chicken. Didn’t you like it Krust?”
“Yeah, there was something similar ‘over there’”

Over there was, the world Krust came from. Recently when he talked about his hometown, Shiori’s chest hurt for some reason. Did Krust want to go back to his original world? Thinking about it, she would turn impatient and get uneasy.
She hoped Krust would stay with her forever, she felt disgust over thinking such a thing.
Not to mention Krust, he had already decided that he would return home. That was what he wanted, so that’s what she wished for as well.

“Isn’t it heavy?”

Krust grabbed the bag out of her hands and began to walk. They went out to the street through the parking lot of the shop, and proceeded along the sidewalk toward the direction of the apartment.
Suddenly Shiori heard a distant voice from the front and she raised her face. It was a young couple. It seemed like they were looking at each other, while walking towards Shiori and Krust, she couldn’t tear her eyes from them.
She didn’t want to see such a frustratingly perfect couple, with their hands lit by the lights of convenience store, Shiori’s eyes, were firmly stuck whether she wanted it or not.
It was the so called ‘lover’s connection’.

She wished that she could hold hands with Krust, she completely and honestly envied that couple. When they got a bit far away, Krust who had been silent until then opened his mouth.

“There are a lot of black haired people in this country. Black hair isn’t uncommon in my country, but there are many more here.”

Shiori payed attention to their hands, it seemed like Krust payed attention to their hair. She was ashamed for daydreaming alone about ‘holding hands with Krust’, the atmosphere turned stale.
While somewhat down, Shiori bitterly smiled and said;

“That is because it’s one of the characteristics of Japanese people. It seems that foreigners find it difficult to distinguish people because our facial expressions are so similar, is it the same for Krust? Can’t you tell the difference between the Japanese?”

From him, it seemed that everyone including Shiori, would be replaced with a flat face. That was what Shiori thought.

“Yes. They all look the same.”

Although she became somewhat sad, Shiori tried to return with a smile saying “after all”, she opened her eyes unexpectedly to the words of Krust who had continued.

“- Apart from Shiori.”

She was told with a seductive smile that could have been missed, heat instantly gathered on her cheeks.
Although she didn’t want to react excessively, she was shaken. Because she was a girl inexperienced in love, she had tried to challenge herself.
But, Krust happened to catch how Shiori had turned red like an apple.

“Dangerous”

Krust, who noticed the bicycle coming from behind her on the sidewalk, took a hold of Shiori’s wrist and pulled her aside. The bicycle passed by uneventfully, she thought that her wrist would be released soon but…

“……”

Krust silently gazed at their connected hands, and then moved his hands. His long fingers and Shiori’s thin fingers got tangled.
Like how the couple from before had done.

“Eh, Ah, that…”
“Let’s hurry home.”

Krust ignored the confused Shiori, and started to walk away. Of course, while still holding hands.
Did Krust possibly, when he looked at that couple from before, did he not just look at their hair but their hands as well, like Shiori had done? Shiori got happy with that thought. Her face got even redder, and her chest also started to heat up.
The temperature between the connected hands was really comfortable.

She woke up on a hard bed in the attic and got discouraged.

“Aha, I woke up…”

She wanted to keep dreaming a bit more, thought Shiori while hugging a pillow. The past, what actually happened was only being replayed in a dream, rather than thinking back on it in her head while she was awake, there was much more realism in her dreams. It felt like the warmth of Krust’s hand still lingered on her right hand.
At that time, Krust didn’t release her hand until they got to the apartment. Even after entering the flat, their hands were connected until Shiori shoddily had said “I want to change clothes, but…”.
From that kind of behavior –

(At least that time, did Krust think that he didn’t hate me?)

Shiori thought so but quickly shook her head, ‘No I’m being too self-conscious.’. It shouldn’t have been hate, but I’m not confident it was love either.
Because she didn’t know how much she should think, Shiori stopped guessing Krust’s feelings and got up from the bed. She looked at the sky from a small round window, the clear blue sky spread in the morning.

Today it was the tournament competition where the knights would participate. Of course, the parade would be held as well.
A quiet tension rose in her chest. Today, she could finally see Krust’s appearance for the first time in three years.
While feeling joy and anxiety, Shiori began to get dressed.

 

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RR Chapter 17: Parade

Another chapter out, sorryfor being lazy nut the story feels quite slow atm which makes it hard for me to stay  focused when translating it. The way I’m translating it actually needs that focus so…

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Translator: Sakuraid (& Google-sensei)

Editor: Intel (& Sakuraid)

 


 

When Roche told her that she should in no way interact with the order, Shiori accepted it, but the feeling of “wanting to meet Krust again” wasn’t that easily abandoned.

She had also thought about seeking a chance to meet Krust by sneaking into the castle, but now that was not so easy either.
Roche, who only used to be in the shop once in awhile, was now at the shop regularly even when she needed to go out. He used reasons such as that he needed to check the medicine and that he needed to eat lunch.
It took a few hours for Shiori to make a round trip to the castle with her feet. Even if she didn’t return, she would be worried about Roche, if she went to see Krust she was worried that she won’t be able to go back to the store and work, she had to be completely prepared for that.

As she was about to see him again, Krust got misled, it would the worst if she got scolded by Roche and was fired.

While thinking stuff like this, the time quickly passed. Maybe two months would soon have passed since she came to this world.

(Is it impossible to ever meet Krust again?)

She felt sick when that thought appeared in her mind. If Krust wasn’t there, she felt that the fun of living in that world would be reduced by half.
There was still some hope and pleasure for Shiori, such as the fact that her work was fulfilling and that she had gotten many new acquaintances in this country.

In the morning, seeing that the food storage was soon empty, Shiori decided to go out shopping. Roche went to “special customer” that day, but since he seemed to have decided to go in the afternoon, she asked him later if she could leave the store.

As she passed through the alley and exited it to the main street she noticed that the city view had changed. Different plants such as trees and lovely flowers were placed out in regular intervals and small stalls and tents were being assembled around the street.
There were always a lot of people on this street, but that day it was more than that. The residents of the city seemed to stand out.

(I wonder, is there a festival in the near future?)

She remembered the atmosphere in school that appeared when a school festival was approaching. Even though she didn’t know the reason excitement started to swell in her chest.
She approached a kind-looking middle aged woman, who was sweeping leaves off the street, and called out to her.

“Hello, good morning”
“Oh, you are Shiori, right?”

The woman was the owner of the bakery Shiori was planning to go to. When she came shopping there several times they became friends through small talk. There was a smell of stiff wheat coming from the cozy shop behind the woman. While being attracted to the smell that intensified her appetite, Shiori asked the woman.

“The city, lively atmosphere. What, a festival?”
“Oh, right, you just came to this country. Together with the tournament in two days, the city will be opened tomorrow. It’s preparation for that.”
“……?”

The woman explained in detail to Shiori, who tilted her neck.

“Do you know about calvary matches? Knights dressed in armour and fighting with spears and shields.”

The woman said with hand gestures imitating knights with spears and shields, Shiori thought it looked like a dangerous game.
The spears seemed to have a rounded tip rather than the usual sharp one, but the woman added “It is natural for injured people to appear every year, sometimes there are even people who die apparently”.
The tournament was held once a year, and it took place when the season changed from autumn to winter.
By the way, in this world and in Japan, the seasons like the Earth’s southern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere were greatly shifted. In May, it was not spring here.

“Did you know that there will be a stadium at the east of the city? The horse race will be held there.”

Speaking of places in this city, the place she frequented the most was this boulevard, so she didn’t know about any stadium in the east. Because it is like an amphitheater, she imagined it would look like a Colosseum.
The matches would only be held for one day, and the city, with that game day in the center, would apparently be in a festival state. People would gather from all over the country and it seemed like it will turn quite lively.
Shiori wanted to ask if Krust would also participate in the matches.

“That, can we also, go and watch?”

The woman shook her head slightly.

“No, I think that’s impossible without an invitation. Because in the stadium only rich merchants, royalty and aristocrats are allowed. There are not only nobles from inside the country but also from abroad, there are no seats for us commoners.”
“Is that so…”

If Krust had come out she would have wanted to watch his fighting figure, the woman gave her a wry smile and patted on her shoulder.

“Oya, is there a knight you are yearning for?”
“Well…”

Shiori got a little lost before she answered.

“Krust… the Hero”
“Oh! So it is Krust-sama. It is not only Shiori-chan but everyone wants to see him, but don’t worry – There is an opportunity to see Krust without even entering the stadium.”
“Well, really?”

Shiori’s dark brown eyes gave of a bright shine.
The woman said.

“Didn’t you know? The castle where the knights usually are and the stadium where the matches will be held on the opposite side just across the city centre. The Knights go through here when heading to the stadium. On the morning of the tournament, the royal family and their accompany will slowly march through here in a line.”

From what the woman said, the march seemed like a parade before the tournament for the people not allowed to enter the stadium. By watching the appearance of the courageous knights marching forward, those who couldn’t watch the tournament could also get excited.

“If it is like last year, Krust-sama should be first in the queue, so he should be easy to find.”

When the woman added those words, Shiori got excited inside. She may see Krust for the first time in 3 years!
That day there will be many people on the side of the road, and it may be impossible for Krust to recognize her figure.
But Shiori was fine. Even just seeing Krust a bit would be good and then Roche wouldn’t complain.

She imagined that Krust was as cool as he was three years ago, and a blush unintentionally appeared on her cheeks.
The tournament would be the day after tomorrow. And it was the morning that day that the knights would pass here. Shiori confirmed the date and time again from the baker woman and decided to see Krust’s appearance.

“I’m home~”

Finished food shopping, Shiori returned to the store. Roche smoked a cigarette, while simmering a mossy colored liquid in a pot.

“Has something good happened?”

As their eyes met, Shiori stiffened her face and seemed to strangely behave suspiciously.

“No, noth, nothing really…! Truly nothing!

She had meant to secretly go to the cavalry match parade. Thinking if she should reveal it here, Shiori panicked.
She was afraid that Roche was thinking of something in silence, while observing her. Roche was an unusually sharp man, like, he seemed to easily realize what her thoughts were.
After a few tense seconds. Roche who seemed to be convinced murmured “Oh.. I understand”. Shiori solidified.

“That’s right, you heard about the cavalry matches that will be on in the city, surely it was the day after tomorrow? The knights will march on the main road…. The hero would surely also come.”

Cold sweat had started to run on Shiori’s back. Could Roche read other’s hearts? She doubted that.
But here is what one have to do. No matter how suspicious it was, she should keep pretending she didn’t know anything. Deciding that she would put up a fight, Shiori swept her eyes around the room and tried to make a poker face.

“Eh… Eeeh? What’s this? Roche, I don’t understand what you are saying. What is a kni, knight?”
“Strong acting guys.… well, it’s fine, you can go and watch the parade.”
“Wow!?”

Words she didn’t expect, it turned her voice inside out. Shiori put the basket she had in her hand down on the counter quite roughly and stood in front of Roche.

“I can go, really!? I can go and see Krust?”

She cutely grabbed Roche’s arm and looked up at him. She couuldn’t believe it, she realized her eyes were sticking out.
Roche replied while stirring the pot with a wooden spatula.

“I guess it’s fine if you go and watch. There will be a lot of people that day, even if you notice the hero, I don’t think the hero will notice you, but I will be there as well.”
“Yay! Thank you!”

She didn’t mind having a guardian. Shiori smiled like she was playing hitting the hand, Roche saw that and gave her a glare.

 

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1S, 2L Chapter 2

Hinata-san looked up from her bow and around the classroom.

「Let’s see here, I think we have an empty seat for you somewhere.」

Tsuji-sensei said looking around the classroom.

「Oh, there is one, right in the middle. 」

Tsuji-sensei said giving a bright smile. By the way my desk is at the far left middle row by the window and Kenji’s is at my right. Then there is another desk occupied by the male class president between Kenji’s and Hinata-san’s desk.

In my school every class has a female and a male class representative with the mission to help the teachers in small tasks and to represent the whole class in the whole student council meeting.

The first hour of the day’s schedule was study room so I decided to go through my English textbook a bit. As a duke’s daughter in my other life I have learned quite a couple of languages.

Actually to begin with there is no Japanese or English language in my other life but a language called Flaman that is the national language of the kingdom I live in. Then there is the Magic language, that is almost not like a language in a way, and of course languages of over nations.

In actuality I have already learned a total of 10 languages, including the magic one, then I have Japanese and English so in total I know 12 languages. Not that I can use the languages my female self has learned with my male self on Earth and vice versa.

But there is a saying that the more languages you know, the easier it is to learn other stuff. At least I think there was such a saying.

Anyway compared to those languages from【Alastair 】, English is easy for me.

Alastair’s main letter system is similar to the English one, some of the 24 letters are identical, others a bit different. This means that even before I started to learn English in school, since I started to learn the Alastair alphabet and other languages even earlier, I was already quite familiar in a way with the English alphabet.

Also all the languages in Alastair is based on the magic language so they are actually a bit similar except for some differences in grammar, spelling and pronunciation.

Now I want to tell you how magic works, in Alastair there is something called mana floating in the air and inside living beings, naked to the human eye. This mana is said to be spirits that are as small as atoms and when given proper instructions from the human mind can manipulate molecules to create magic effects.

You see, to use magic you have to create a mind map in your head and the more details a spell needs to be casted the harder the spell is.

Let’s for example go with the classic fireball. First there is the main bubble which is the element of the spell ‘fire’ then you add another bubble which is the form of which you want the spell to take ‘ball’. For fireball these two aren’t enough, if one cast the spell just like that it would only fall to the ground which could end up really bad. To complete it one needs to add the bubble ‘control’ and if one wants, as it isn’t always necessary, the bubble ‘levitation’. Only after adding ‘control’ will one be able to control the fireball and send it towards the enemy.

Chanting is not necessary needed but if one feels that it makes casting a spell easier then one can add chants.

These spirits have no particular assignment to elements but human minds have. Some have it easier to instruct the spirit to do something with water than with fire. What element is easier to manipulate also has something to do with one’s emotions and is different for every human being.

Animals that have received a certain level of intelligence can also instruct mana, these animals are called Magibeasts. These magibeast isn’t just different with their ability to use magic but their skin/pelt, or at least some parts of it, change into a colorful color and inside their bodies magic crystals are created. The older the magibeast the bigger the crystal and if the magibeast was originally a small animal their bodies grow bigger too.

The humanoid races, yep this world doesn’t only contain humans but fantasy races such as elves, dwarves and not to forget to mention demons too. Back to point, the humanoid races, except for demons, use the magic crystals as an energy source and so magibeast are regularly hunted.

The reasons why demons doesn’t use magic crystals is unknown to the other races. Some guess that they feel some type of affinity to the magibeasts as they also create and have magic crystals inside their bodies.

Study room ended so I closed my English textbook and made my way towards the toilets together with Kenji.

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RR Chapter 16: Giving up

Sorry for the long wait, both some problems and laziness on my part was the cause of it but here is chapter 16.  Oh and I’m currently watching totally spies which I saw some episodes of on tv in my childhood. Ah memories. Another oh and I also happened to be stupid and slightly burned one of my fingers today, ops.

My editor was a bit busy so in the latest 72 hours I finally made myself finish the editing (Most of it I might add but credit to Intel for the first few paragraths.).

Translator: Sakuraid (& Google-sensei)

Editor: Sakuraid & Intel)


 

When Krust and Syllabus were visiting the store, Shiori was at the stall of a fruit shop on the main street. With her breathing fierce she ordered 5 “Puput” from a young simple-looking man.

“Oh, if it isn’t Shiori! Thank you as always, for the “Puput”.”

The young man was the son of the owner of this fruit store, and Shiori was familiar with him after coming to the shop every once in awhile. Shiori paid and said “thank you” before going back towards the main street.

“Ah, wait a moment!”

The young man called out to Shiori and picked up one of the fruits lined up in the store. He showed it to her, it was a cherry-colored fruit shaped like a plum.

“Do you know of this? Is there any Atra in your hometown Shiori?”
“Oh, no there isn’t.”

She was a in a hurry so she shook her head and answered briefly. Then the young man’s face lit up.

“Well then, please eat it, it’s really sweet and delicious, like yourself. You don’t need to pay.”

He put three Atras into Shiori’s basket.

“Thank you. I’m happy, I will eat it…”
“Wait!”

The young man used his hand to stop Shiori again, who had been speaking swiftly to raise a signal that she was leaving. While having a blushing face and watching the ground he said.

“Oh, uh, well if you don’t mind, it doesn’t have to be now… it can be anytime… If you’re free… if Shiori as some free time… then, go together…”
“Because I’m in a hurry, can’t talk, at this time! Bye bye!”

Looking at the young man stuttering away Shiori thought “He doesn’t seem to ever get to the point, he will probably go on for a long time.” and while feeling a bit bad left in the middle of it.

“Ah, yeah, bye bye…”

While looking at Shiori disappearing in full speed the young man was left standing there lonely waving his hand.

“I’m back!”

Shiro who had finished her shopping ran for the store in a dash like a baseball player who aims for a point in a baseball game. The small bell hanging by the door rings, and Roche, who sat at the counter, sees her face as “lascivious”.
While catching her breath Shiori put the basket with Puput and Atra on the counter. It didn’t even take her 20 minutes to do go and come back. While thinking that there is no way for Krust to have arrived yet she asked Roche t make sure.

“Syllabus, arrived yet?”

Of course not yet? Is what she thought the answer would be.

“No, they have already left.”

Roche’s answer was cruel.

“…huh?”
“So, you are back already.”
“Seriously!? I told you to hold them back!”

Shiori cried out in Japanese and tried to jump out of the Store to follow Keut who had gone home.
However, Roche stopped her by shouting “wait” in an overwhelmingly strong tone.

“What?”

Shiori turned around with a slight irritation. She was uncertain about where Krust was now. Still in town? Or had he already returned to the castle?
Roche slowly stood up from his chair and said,

“You, do not get involved with them anymore.”
“Why?”
“It is inevitable that if the officials of the Order are going in and out of the store, the back customers won’t like it”
“…OK, so as to not bother the store, I will not bring them here.”

Roche grasped Shiori’s shoulder who once again tried to follow Krust and said.

“You don’t have to be personally connected with that knight, I don’t know whether it was love at first sight, but give up on that silver haired knight.”
“Love at first sight…?”
“Am I wrong? When they came over to buy medicines last week, you met that knight, you fell in love with him at first sight.”
“Wro, wrong!”

Although it seemed like the misunderstanding that she had fallen in love with Syllabus have been solved, Shiori felt like she had gotten a headache when she now had another strange misunderstanding.

“I did not fall in love at first sight! I…”
“Don’t feel bad, you will have more chances at first love. Not me though.”

Roche didn’t let go of her arms while he said that and Shiori desperately tried to get free to follow Krust.

“Anyway, it is useless with that knight, give it up.”

While she was dragged to the back of the store, Shiori thought that it might be better to tell him the truth.

That she came from another world, that Krust had tripped to her world.
Roche might change his mind if he knew that they knew each other, and learn that there are man reasons for her to try and pursue him.

“Roche, hear a little!”

Shiori turned towards her boss with a strong determination in her eyes.

Roche’s first response after listening to Shiori’s whole story was like this.

“Well, was that silver haired knight who came today, the rumored hero?”
“Only that?”

Even though she was prepared for him to say things like, do yo really come from another world or don’t say stupid things.
Shiori exhaled and relaxed her shoulders.
Roche’s reaction when she was talking was light, she wondered if he really believed her, but was it too much acknowledged?

“Did you believe… my story?”

When he heard the fearful voice, Roche looked at Shiori while blowing out cigarette smoke.

“Well, if you are an excellent magician in the castle, then it is not strange that you can use such arts right? But the knowledge of that type of magic is fresh.”

Apparently he really believed her. Perhaps it is easier for people of this magical world to believe in different world trips than it is for Japanese people.
Shiori timidly walked away from Roche towards the shop entrance.

“Well, I’ll chase after Krust”

She lightly said with one hand raised. Now that she had explained her circumstances he should let her go. At east that is what Shiori expected,

“No, it’s useless”

She was once again stopped by Roche. This time he caught her neck like a cat.
To Shiori Shouting “Why!” Roche said bitterly,

“Regardless of what circumstances you and the hero have, this circumstance has not been changed. The connection between you and a knight is not good for the shop. Besides, the knight is a hero… If that is known then this store will lose a lot of customers, stupid.”

Roche seems to have no heart. Rather than the reunion of Shiori and Krust who have been living in different worlds for three years, the sales of his shop is more important. Shiori thought that every human being has “emotions”, but she changed that recognition only for this man.
She muttered in Japanese “cold blooded” and in response she got a “right now, you said something bad right?” look.

“Even if you reunite with the hero, it is a disadvantage for me. You might be able to connect with the knight, but there is also a risk that you will return to your former world as you meet the hero’s magician acquaintance. It’s a minus.”

He pulled her face closer while still holding her neck. Shiori got surprised by the close range and tried to take a step back, but Roche did not allow that. She was frightened by his sharp eyes that looked like carnivorous beasts aiming at prey.

“Also I let you learn the recipes for my medicines, do not even consider that I will easily let go of the chick that I brought up to be able to use it.”

Threatened with a low voice, Shiori stopped trying to get free from his nape grip as her body stiffened.
She didn’t really intend to do it right now, but when she quits the shop, maybe she will have to “Cut her finger off”? And that’s seriously fearsome.

“Did you understand?”
“…”
“Do you understand, Shiori?”
“…Yes”

Since any answer other than “Yes” were unlikely to be forgiven, so she couldn’t reply with anything else. Shiori was praised by Roche with him saying “Yoshi” and stroking her head like a dog.

There were two reasons why Shiori wanted to reunite with Krust.

One was simply a “want to see” a person who she used to be in love with.

However, Shiori couldn’t risk losing a good job, a bed to sleep in, food and clothing to chase after Krust, she was in this situation, she was not a “girl” either.
She didn’t know whenever Krust wanted to reunite with her too, or even accept Shiori who has no work or home.
Shiori is a proper adult, she knows how to reason and calculate. She wants to see him, but she can’t move easily just because. She also have to consider the life afterwards.

Another reason she wants to see him again is to learn how to get back to Japan.

However, the desire to return to Japan was originally small in Shiori.
Because she felt that it would be enough if she could contact her parents and tell them that she was safe and that life in this natural and peaceful world would match her much better than her hurried contemporary life in Japan.
It would be regrettable to lose this life with a fulfilling job. There was only unemployment over there.
If Krust were to strongly say “You must return to Japan”, Shiori wouldn’t mind following Krust to be introduced to the magician…

To have a job is a happy thing. If you have a job you can find out where you are in the world. She can feel relieved that she also have a role.
The reason she felt that way could be because of her endless job-hunting in Japan that only got responded with not-hiring notices.
If you think about employment alone, there was no place for Shiori in that world, bt there is a place in this world.

She wanted to see Krust. However, if she used whatever expense she can to reunite with Krust, she would always lose.

Same with Roche. There are many things he hasn’t taught her yet, he helped her when she was about to turn into a prostitute, and he gave Shiori who had come from another world a decent job. He also provided her with food and a place to sleep, and she was in a situation where she couldn’t say she didn’t need him to teach her the language and common sense of this world.
So, following Krust, she did not want to not return the favor to Roche.

Besides, she still had something she wanted to learn from him. It was not like Shiori had met other pharmacists, but she thought that is was very fortunate for her to be able to study under a superior person like Roche – not humanly but as a pharmacist – to the end.

Shiori did not follow Krust.
Her legs seemed to want to start moving in line with instinct, but after considering various things, she stayed in the store by her own free will.

 

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RR Chapter 15: Fight

Well that weekend a month a go that I said in 1 soul two lives chapter 1 that I would publish this chapter on… Well my editor had fallen sick so… Sigh. And then I got stuck reading, got to know I was fired because they didn’t have work for me and then also bought a Nintendo switch last week with the Zelda game and got stuck playing that. I currently got the master sword and have done two divine beast, Vah Ruta and Vah Rudiana and have begun on my third, Vah Medoh. Well I also procrastinated on finishing up the last of the editing (parts that my editor didn’t understand. At least it’s here now CHAPTER 15: FIGHT!!!!

(Currently jobless so please feel free to donate, will fix so that you will be able to send me money to “mypaypal”, buy me a cookie!)

Oh and I and a friend did chapter 2 of the Arifureta manga shorts so please go back to the previous chapter and click on the link to read that.

Translator: Sakuraid (& Google-sensei)

Editors: Intel & Sakuraid

 


 

A few minutes had passed since Shiori went out to shop and customers had come to the store. Roche was sitting at the counter motivationally and politely welcoming guests and rose up from the chair.

 

“Welcome!”

 

Two customers, a gentleman with gray hair wearing glasses and a tall man with silver hair. Both were dressed elegantly and he felt that their status was different from the residents who usually came to the store. THe young man looked at him with sharp eyes.

 

(This, this guy is… a knight?)

 

Wrinkles were visible between Roache’s eyes, although he was not carrying a sword just by his atmosphere one could tell he was a knight. However, he didn’t seem to be working at the moment. Roche knew the name ‘Krust Orfeld’ but he didn’t realize that the man in front of him was the hero. He wasn’t interested, nor did he know his face since he hadn’t been to anything like the Triumph Parade. While he was gazing closely at the knight, the gray-haired man in front of Roche spoke with a gentle smile.

 

“Hello. Are you the owner of this store? My name is Syllabus. I came to pick up the medicine I ordered last week…”

“Syllabus? That’s you?”

 

Roche quickly moved his eyes to the gray-haired man. If he was Syllabus that meant that Shiori’s description of a very old grandfather was indeed correct.

 

“What, so it wasn’t a lie.”

 

He thought that she was embarrassed because she fell in love with Syllabus, so he decided she was lying to hide it.  Clear, young blue eyes, but his face definitely looked like an old doctor…

As Roche was unwillingly in the position of Shiori’s guardian, he thought he would have to be a bit threatening if such a man came. Shiori was living in a very relaxed country, even so the time here is dangerous because she doesn’t seem to be always good at crisis management.

Although she doesn’t seem to be fully conscious of herself, basically she was full of gaps, and it is only gaps, so it is not always the case that a man would come in here looking for a girl.

 

However, as far as he could see, Syllabus didn’t seem like a bad man, though Shiori probably wouldn’t fall in love with him. Roche gently dismissed Syllabus from the list of people he should be vigilant off.

But the young knight wasn’t good yet. Roche thought,  Could it be, the reason Shiori was so happy wasn’t because of Syllabus but this beautiful knight? Even when she received the order for medicine last week, this knight had come along with Syllabus and there was a possibility she fell in love at first sight.

 

“Well, this is the medicine that was ordered.”

 

Roche thought about what to do now while he put the prepared medicine on the counter.

He was asked to hold them until Shiori returns. This knight can’t be seen as a dishonest human being, and there was also the feeling of Shiori wanting to have a poetic love. “I will quit working here and follow him!” It is possible for her to say that, but he wouldn’t cheer for her.

 

(A knight huh…)

 

Roche murmured in his head, Syllabus was a doctor and seeing as he was accompanied by a doctor he was probably a knight of the Order.

Too bad for Shiori, but Roche didn’t really want to engage with the order more than necessary.

The aphrodisiacs and energetic drugs he secretly sell did not have a bad influence on the body or mind, nor were they addictive. As it was a legal medicine, Roche didn’t mind being watched by the eye of the Order, but that was only Roche himself.

 

But, his customers were different. For those Roche sold to, there were also a lot of big names from noble and merchant families, and they were very sensitive to rumors about them. They didn’t want people to know that they who often cared about appearance and had connections in higher places used aphrodisiacs.

Moreover, some customers were not satisfied with the medicine Roche made and turned to more severely effective illegal drugs. People like dustbags that have dust come out them when you hit them.*

All of those people would not appreciate knights entering and leaving the shop, because rumors of it being searched and selling obscene medicine would spread, and they would become scared of getting caught.

 

If they knew knights and their people came in and out of the store, many customers would surely stop coming to him.

Roche sighed lightly while preparing the medicine for Syllabus.

Shiori’s find, she thought she has found a large customer. Well, they are many and also a certain class of customers.

 

If Syllabus became a regular at the store, there is no doubt that his medicine sales would significantly improve. But that was limited to the sale of “healthy medicines on the table”. If it became known that a physician exclusive to the order was his regular, the “under the table” customers he had would disappear and sales would be drastically reduced.

 

Roche calmly calculated it in his head with a cheeky face, should he choose Syllabus or his “under the table” customers? He had decided, after all it was better to pick the “under the table” customers. If he chose Syllabus his sales would be even lower than they were now.

 

“This is the medicine you ordered. It’s quite heavy, because it was so expensive.”

 

When Roche finished putting all the medicine on the counter “he” Krust came up and easily picked up the big bottle.

 

“The medicine here is of good quality, so I’m looking forward to using it.”

 

Syllabus smiled. “Right……” He then changed the topic while looking at Roche.

 

“Isn’t there a female pharmacist who received this order the other day?”

“Oh, she’s out right now.”

“Okay… Seems our timing was bad.”

 

Syllabus glanced at Krust next to him,

 

“You’re too busy, should we go home for today? From now on, there is a possibility that this store will be used by the Order, so there will be many other opportunities to meet her.”

“That’s it… …”

 

In the conversation between Syllabus and Krust, Roche interrupted. He had raised an eyebrow to the word Order.

 

“If you are an official of the Order, I’m sorry but I can’t do any future deals. So, do not come here anymore.”

 

Roche spoke in a polite but clear tone, Syllabus expression was one of confusion and glanced at Krust while he scratched on the side of his eyes. He said in a difficult tone,

 

“Is there some trouble that prevents you to deal with us?”

“No, to say there is trouble…”

 

Roche deliberately shrugged his head and made a bitter smile and then laughed before ending in a frown.

 

“I personally dislike knights.”

 

In a provocative way, Krust’s eyes sharpened.

 

“Well, we tend to be disliked by those who don’t behave properly, so are you one of those people?”

“Hahaha, that is what you think.”

 

Although they both spoke with relaxed tones, an invisible spark scattered between the two which bothered Syllabus. Roche thought for a bit “Don’t say something stupid, not something stupid” and made up a suitable lie at this moment.

 

“Once, a long time ago, a knight stole my woman, so I hate them, that’s it.”

“Do you really not sell medicines for such a trivial reason? We think it’s a good deal for the shop.”

 

Krust’s eyes were still full of allegations towards Roche, was that really the reason? Was he doing something wrong behind the scenes? That was what what Krusts eyes seemed to ask. However, Roche was not afraid of such a gaze he kept diligently lying.

 

“Yes, I stopped selling to knights for that reason. Even now, everyone named a knight is hateful and it can not be helped. It would be amazing to know that a woman was stolen by a noble knight-sama, but she was very important to me. I loved her.”

 

Roche played the role of a pathetic man while standing his ground, staring in Krust’s direction.

 

“Is there a woman for you too mr.Knight?”

 

He shook at the story.

 

“If you have one, can you understand my feelings too?”

 

Judging from his appearance, Krust seemed quite motivated and probably didn’t have the sort of personality to be obsessed with a single woman.

So Roche was a little surprised at the reaction that followed

 

“……”

 

It was sillence. Krust didn’t reply to Roche’s words and wore a bitter face. He had deep wrinkles between his brows as if he was resisting a heavy pain. Apparently he had someone he desired. Imagining a scene where she was stolen by another man, that was what it looked like. Roche guessed this and bit his lips tightly, keeping his smile.

 

“…Let’s go back”

 

Krust, with the appearance of a depressed man, spoke to Syllabus with a dark voice. It seemed to be because of what Roche did. While embarrassed, Syllabus nodded “Eh, yeah, I see.” He then turned to Roche.

 

“Well then, we are sorry but let’s not come here anymore, please give my regards to the other female pharmacist.”

 

He carefully said his goodbyes and left the store together with the melancholy Krust.

 

“…Funny knight”

 

Roche, muttering at the counter, had no idea that the cause of the strangeness of the funny knight was his own subordinate.

*A metaphor that basically means people that as long as something bad is found out about them the rest of the bad things will easily be found out too.

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