Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 1 [The Place They Returned To](5/5)

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Translator: サフィンSafin

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Editor: TranslationChicken

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Start Reading from Interlude II after Episode 25: https://translationchicken.com/2016/09/12/rezero-arc-3-interlude-ii-lets-eat-12/

Continued from Part 4: https://translationchicken.com/2016/09/30/rezero-arc-4-chapter-1-the-place-they-returned-to4/

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After that conversation, the discussion inside the carriage went on smoothly.

After all, they’ve been waiting for the larger half of a day to talk. And since there was a lot they had to talk about, they had only just enough time to do it.

Sharing everything about the past few days with Emilia, eventually Otto joined their conversation as well, and even took part in their planning for the future.

To sum it up,

[Subaru: Basically, if we don’t meet with Roswaal then we can’t plan anything, right?]

After all that, the conclusion was the same as the starting point of the conversation.

Roswaal is the only person who understands the full capabilities and powers of Emilia’s Faction, so nothing can proceed without him.

[Subaru: Well, if Ram, who went to the Sanctuary, met Roswaal, we could naturally get him to return to the Mansion. But I’d slap him in the face first, before we have a good talk with him]

[Otto: You’re very aggressive toward your employer, huh, Natsuki-san?]

[Subaru: I think I have a right to do that after all he did! He’d deserve every bit of it!]

Thinking back on the mess Roswaal left for Subaru to clean up, this is more or less an appropriate response. In fact, Emilia didn’t seem to have any intention of stopping Subaru, as if permitting him to do it “just this one time”.

As their discussion was summed up and their topic turned toward matters of the Roswaal domain, their dragon carriage left the forests and entered the village

—they instantly realized something was wrong.

The village that Subaru had gotten so used to seeing, seemed just as desolate and dreary as right after the battle with Betelgeuse. There was not even any sign of the soldiers of the Expedition that stayed behind.

To put it simply, it seems none of the villagers had returned.

[Otto: I don’t see anyone, Natsuki-san. It doesn’t look like the area was devastated or anything, it just looks like nobody is here]

Getting off the dragon carriage, Otto voiced his thoughts as he looked around the village with several of the returning villagers. Even Subaru, who looked with a different group, came to the same conclusion.

In the somber silence, memories of past loops — where the villagers were slaughtered, massacred by Betelgeuse’ fingers, all of a sudden struck Subaru like a nightmare returning. But he was certain that he was just overthinking it.

But then, that raises another question

[Subaru: Ram said from here to the Sanctuary is only about 7 to 8 hours… but then why are they later than us, if we stayed in the Capital for three days?]

[Otto: They might not know that we took down the Witch Cult, so maybe they’re being cautious?]

[Subaru: Roswaal abandoning his lands? I assume if Roswaal fought “Sloth” face-to-face, Roswaal would probably win. Even if it isn’t “Sloth”s style to fight in the open, Roswaal should have at least come here to scout]

Roswaal, who can even fly, could easily return to his territory. If he intended to, he could scout the perimeters of the Mansion for any remaining threats, and ensure the land was safe to return to. But he didn’t.

[Subaru: Either he’s being overly cautious or…]

[Emilia: Something’s happened in the Sanctuary?]

Both Subaru and Emilia’s opinions matched. Looking at each other, they shared a nod.

No matter what, they have to find out what the situation at the Sanctuary is.

Besides their concerns, the villagers had worries of their own.

After all, about 60% of the villagers had headed for the Sanctuary. Those that returned from the Capital: the children who resolved to accompany Emilia, their parents, and the young men’s militia that went with them, only comprised about 40% of the villagers. Without the rest, the functioning of the village is severely affected.

Besides, the people’s minds tend to always turn to the worst.

[Subaru: Anyway, we have to do something… For now, let’s head back to the Mansion. I want to settle Rem down as well. Plus, Otto, you don’t have anywhere to stay, so come to the Mansion with us]

[Otto: What!? To trouble the ma-Margrave for lodging!? If I have to be in such a heck of a situation, I would rather sleep in the dragon carriage!]

[Subaru: Shut up, you’re already involved. Better get used to it because I’ll use you until you die off!]

Ignoring Otto’s objections, Subaru said goodbye to the villagers and told Patrasche to head for the Mansion.

In a distance of 15 minutes on foot, and 5 minutes by carriage, lies the nostalgic Mansion of Roswaal.

Last time, he didn’t have the chance to appreciate the sight, so when he looked up at it again, this time, there was something emotional about it all.

[Subaru: Well, nothing seems to have changed. …Ram and the others don’t seem to have returned, either]

[Emilia: But, Beatrice must still be inside. I hope she knows where the Sanctuary is]

[Subaru: Wha- really? Crap… I thought Emilia-tan would know where the Sanctuary is. Then how do we confirm if Roswaal’s alright?]

The fundamental objective of their plan collapsing, Subaru furrowed his brows at the looming darkness ahead.

Emilia’s beautiful face also showed the colors of grief. Otto, unable to join in the conversation, only looked up, enchanted by the great Mansion and its surroundings, as if driving through a dream.

[Subaru: Tch. Crap. Well, we just have to hope Beatrice knows something about it]

[Otto: Hey, why were you clicking your tongue while staring right at me?]

[Subaru: Tch. It’s your self-consciousness. No one cares about you as much as you think]

[Otto: Wow that’s a terrible comment!]

Ignoring the partially depressed Otto, Subaru parked the dragon carriage in the front yard, and headed straight to the entrance.

First, get Beatrice, then, scout the Mansion, then, secure a bed for Rem, then think of future plans again—

[Subaru: I’m back, Roswaal’s Mansion! Here comes my nostalgic h…]

Saying that, pushing open the grand door, Subaru’s voice clogged up.
Because what greeted him was a completely different sight than what he expected.

The entrance hall was spread with gorgeous carpets, in the corners of the stairs leading to the upper floors were expensive looking vases filled with colorful flowers.
From the ceiling, hung beautiful crystal lamps that could be the chandeliers of this Parallel World.

The familiar entrance hall… was very much different from what he expected.
Instead of what he expected—

[Subaru: It’s not even vandalized…… it’s actually arranged!?]

The mats were straightened nicely without a single crease, and the flowers in the vases in the corners of the stairs were blooming vibrantly, the chandeliers were delicately taken care of and were shining graciously, even more than usual.

Stunned by this surreal scene, Subaru lost his words and stood still.

Because of his amazement, his reactions were all too slow.

 

[Subaru: —Who is it!?]

A small, weak, almost inaudible sound. Subaru frantically shot his glance toward its direction.

But, when he noticed the Shadow, it was already too late.

The Shadow had already ran up behind him and then—

Subaru saw it. From behind him, as if eclipsing the moon, the shadow engulfed him whole.

In that shadow… a mouth filled with white fangs, as if of a beast, were clear in the back of his eyes.

—And in the next moment, before he could even realize… Subaru’s consciousness, and his world, had been dragged to darkness.

 

 

-=Arc 4 Chapter 1 End=-

 

 

Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/02/rezero-arc-4-chapter-2-insults-and-gratitude-part-1/

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Thanks Safin for the awesome translation draft!! And for help with those confusing passages!!

What a way to end the first chapter of Arc 4!! Hope you guys enjoyed it!

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Thank you everyone coming back to read and for all your support! Thank you!

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/02/rezero-arc-4-chapter-2-insults-and-gratitude-part-1/

126 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 1 [The Place They Returned To](5/5)

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  1. october 2nd?! Ehhh Chic-kun… You truly are slothful 😦 haha
    Thanks as always and safin too.
    Maybe it’s just my opinion but this time he died in a boring way. Nothing dramatical, or only I’m the one who thinks this?

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    1. subaru always carrys that aggressive way of talking with him and it just naturally stomps otto’s half hearted nature. or maybe subaru just feels the need to bully the guy who once pushed him to death on a speeding dragon carriage lol

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  2. Thanks for the hard work! I’m thinking if you guys should use Petelgeuse instead of Betelgeuse? The wiki says this:

    “According to the author, the basis of his actions, his relations with the witches, his past 400 years ago, and why his name is intentionally spelled as Petelgeuse are important plot points scheduled to be revealed in a future arc.” ???

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  3. Well, that’s a very Re:Zero way to finish a chapter. Though I bet he didn’t die – it was too painless. I wonder if that’s Beako playing housekeeper out of boredom. \

    All glory to the Chiken! (and Co) You guys are great!

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  4. Great work guys, you guys can rest a little one in while, we will not get mad you know, hehehehe. Starting the day really well, great ending. Thx chicken-sama!!! You guys are the best!!! keep the great work.

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  5. Hmph. Subaru has an aggro against Otto.. I would think Subaru would give Otto a break after the stunt they pulled against time bomb.

    Anyways, thank you as always! It was a pleasant surprise to see this up so soon!

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  6. holy shit man!! i just really busy from morning till now so i dont any time to even open computer. and when i opened your web, you already posted 2 new updates. damn son, you just got faster. really love where this is going, both the story and faster releases from you, wait, it’s you guys now. thanks for safin helping holychicken in this, we are really appreciate it 😀

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  7. Thank you so much for the efforts you put in to this. Its truly appreciated. the official novel translations are too slow to wait for! Shame really. They’re really missing striking the iron while its still hot in regard to sales. Still, I intend to still buy the official english translated novels.

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  8. Hmmm… I smell sinners, I hope I’m wrong because it might get pretty harsh.
    Btw the calm is finally over, now comes the storm.
    Also, Is サフィン and Safin the same person? So I can thank properly lol.
    Either way, thanks for all the work done boiz, I appreciate it.
    Good vibrations!

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  9. Whelp.. nothing to say other than, shit.

    Am I the only one who really just doesn’t trust Betty? Sure, Roswaal has his own agenda, but I feel as if Betty is of her own accordance entirely–it’s kinda unsettling.

    Oh, well. Thank you again! I fall asleep after reading the latest update, only to wake up to another one 🙂

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    1. The hell, betty thousand times better spirit than puck, only if you remember she not only had a contract to protect the library, she is contracted to protect Subaru, unconditionally, currently.

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  10. There is something I never quite understood. Why does everyone seem to accept naturally that Subaru still has memories of Rem while all others don’t? Shouldn’t it be abnormal?

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    1. Like wilhelm were the only one know he is Astrea, the others don’t even know who is Theresia, except those who have been told by Wilhelm. So i guess there are some exception. If my guess were true, then it’s only logical those old knight had extreme hatred towards the whale, just imagine if your beloved one dies and you are the only one who mourn for her.

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  11. some out subject, I was watching the ep 19, and ask my self what is the phone ringtone of subaru?

    Its from “A Dog of Flanders 1975 Opening Song”,

    wiki :

    “A Dog of Flanders is […] his dog, Patrasche” (!!!)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Dog_of_Flanders

    Is there more “hidden materiel” like that? without spoiling obviously! like Betelgeuse and the star

    Can we have a section for chatting please ?

    and btw great work from you guys, you rock

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  12. I love this… I watched the entire 25 episodes in 1 day, the first 18 episodes were so breathtaking to me and I dont even watch anime that much… Please keep going, I will do what I can to support you once I activate my paypal account, thanks a lot, really….

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  13. Thanks so much for the translation Safin and Translationchicken, you guys rock!

    This story just keeps getting more and more itneresting, can’t wait to see what happens in the next chapters.

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  14. Amazing work as always Chicken!! Sorry I haven’t commented on all the chapters as of late, but know I for sure have been reading every one! (usually I’ll read in chunks every few days) I think it’s really great that you have some talented people working on this with you and I’m so impressed with the direction this project is going! In fact, I’m so excited about this that I made your webpage my homepage on all my devices! Congrats on the progress you’ve made, and congrats on officially becoming more important to me than google! XD

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  15. Oh man! Another death for our poor Subaru? I can’t wait to continue reading on. Thank you very much for the excellent translation! I can’t imagine why it would take an actual company so long to release the books when you’ve been able to do it so well in such a short period of time! Thank you for being a superman amongst translators!

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  16. OOooh wow he finally died, who would’ve thought? I bet it’s gonna get him “just in time” to save Rem etc, not that he couldn’t have sped up the whole retarded bs so we wouldn’t have these idiotic filling chapters.
    Gee why is it most of the time that watching the Anime is awesome only to read the LN and feel it fking retarded.

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