Prelude to Arc 4 Chapter 3: Excerpt from [The Girl in the Forbidden Library]

In another loop, lost to the memories of all except Natsuki Subaru,

Betelgeuse had been knocked unconscious and was captured alive to prevent him from possessing another body. The Gospel taken from Betelgeuse is tucked away in Subaru’s jacket.

Undisguised, Subaru came to the Mansion to evacuate Emilia and Ram. Only Beatrice was still in the Forbidden Library, and Subaru stayed behind to find her…

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Translator: Tynkerd

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Editor: TranslationChicken

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Prelude to Arc 4 Chapter 3

Excerpt from Arc 3 Chapter 71 [The Girl in the Forbidden Library]

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[Subaru: Wha—? This is odd!?]

Even though Subaru had heroically volunteered to find Beatrice and set out full of bravado… it’s not going so well.

Usually, when Subaru wants to call Beatrice to come to dinner, all he has to do is to open the first door he sees and he’d find Beatrice and the Forbidden Library on the other side. One time, he even found her just by opening the door to the dining room.

Beatrice’s magic, “Door Crossing” is a Spatial-Transition Dark-Type magic of a level far beyond Subaru’s comprehension.

A little girl, and an expert user of Dark Magic, Beatrice uses the doors of the mansion to randomly obscure the Forbidden Library’s entrance. Basically, there is only one right choice, and as if to toy with anyone who seeks to find it, the right choice would continually change without warning.

Somehow, Subaru easily breaks this with what he casually calls his “Door Breaking” ability, and it’s unclear exactly why the one person who can always find the door in the first attempt just also happens to be someone who utterly can’t read the mood.

[Subaru: To suddenly stop working at a time like this, it’s a whole new level of disappointment, geez… After bragging like that to Emilia and Ram, if I still can’t find you—— I don’t think I can just play cute and charm my way out of it, so please come out, oy…]

He muttered while opening all the doors in the servant’s quarter one by one, having already opened all the doors in the central building where he first started, he’s wasted quite a lot of time. This is the first time he’s had so much difficulty finding Beatrice, and even if he tries to make light of the situation, it still won’t stop the sweat from forming on his brows.

……

No matter what, in an empty mansion opening every single door one after the other only to be disappointed again and again, all this must look pretty pitiful to a bystander.

[Subaru: Damnit, I can’t find it! This is bad, I’m running out of time! Should I give up and run off leaving things like this!? My conscience hurts just at the thought of the way Emilia-tan was looking at me with all that faith in her eyes… but maybe I don’t have a choice?! I’ll just have to tell everyone Beatrice has a serious stomachache and couldn’t leave the bathroom——]

[——You can’t think of any better excuses I suppose, you jerk!?]

As Subaru tore at his head, bemoaning his situation, he was met by the abrupt retort the moment he opened the door.

Before his eyes, the room that was supposed to be the bathroom was instead piled with the kind of paper used for something other than wiping one’s butt— In short, it was replaced by a library stuffed full of books. The Forbidden Library, a sight he had grown so used to seeing, yet one he hadn’t seen for a long time. Its guardian, a little girl wearing an extravagant dress, sat in front of him as always.

Entering the room, there was a wooden stepladder straight in front of him, and seated on top of it was a girl with a thick book open in her lap.

[Subaru: Beako, found you in the bathroom safe and sound— My instincts aren’t half bad if I don’t say so myself]

[Beatrice: It’s only that I took pity on you, since you won’t give up I suppose. And for the sake of Betty’s good name, it would be troublesome if you started telling people something strange]

[Subaru: Don’t worry about it! Everyone poops, and in an emergency with an upset stomach, not many people would want to respond when they’re called. But I shouldn’t be saying something so insensitive when you’re here straining yourself, sorry!]

[Beatrice: What you just said is already the most insensitive thing in the world I suppose!]

Standing up from her stool, Beatrice was huffing with outright indignation. Watching her curls thrashing about wildly, Subaru tried to calm her by saying [My bad, my bad], and waving his hands lightly.

[Subaru: Putting that aside, it’s been a while. I was looking all over the mansion for you, it’s like you wouldn’t open up to me at all]

[Beatrice: ……That is how the Door Crossing is supposed to work when I’m paying attention. Even you, if I really tried, you would not be able to enter I suppose]

[Subaru: The fact that you let me in here makes that hard to believe! Tsundere!]

[Beatrice: If I didn’t let you in, you’d have gone around threatening me with that scandal!]

After shouting angrily, Beatrice seemed embarrassed by her outburst and wore an awkward expression on her face. Seeing her change in attitude, the corner of Subaru’s mouth relaxed a little as he walked up to where she was sitting.

[Subaru: That aside, I’m glad I was able to find you. I’m sorry this is so sudden, but could you get ready to leave? It’ll be problematic if you stayed here]

[Beatrice: Betty won’t be leaving]

[Subaru: Hah?]

At those abrupt words rejecting his suggestion, Subaru stopped in his steps.

He looked at her, and, looking back at him, she sighed at his dumbfounded expression.

[Beatrice: ‘Betty won’t be leaving,’ that’s what I said. I have no intention of leaving the Forbidden Library, or the mansion for that matter I suppose. It would be best if you accept that, and just leave]

[Subaru: Wait a second, you just don’t understand the situation right now. You can’t stay here, it’s too dangerous, so let’s go together. I’ll tell you everything!]

[Beatrice: Even without you explaining it, I already understand the gist of it I suppose. Also, stop treating me like a child]

Glaring at Subaru, Beatrice reached out towards one of the bookshelves, taking down a book too large for her hands that looked like an illustrated encyclopedia. She returned to her step ladder hugging the book to her chest as she always did, then, she sat down with the book open in her lap as though nothing had changed, as though she really had no intention of leaving.

[Subaru: Oy, come on, don’t end the conversation like that, shutting me out all of a sudden]

[Beatrice: There’s nothing left for Betty to say I suppose. You are just one-sidedly wanting to continue, and even if you do, my answer won’t change. Like me, you have no time to waste either I suppose?]

[Subaru: Guu……If you know that much, then help me out. I’m taking you with me. You’re coming with me. Okay?]

[Beatrice: No thanks. It’s the same no matter who comes. —Yes, no matter who it is, I won’t let them set one foot inside the Forbidden Library I suppose]

Her eyes dropping down to her book, Beatrice’s quiet reply was strong and firm. Scratching his head at her stubbornness, Subaru let out a sigh,

[Subaru: Look, I didn’t come here this time just to make a fuss, or because Ram has dinner ready. I don’t want to say it, but the Witch Cult is coming. They don’t discriminate in who they attack, and if I leave you here in the mansion……]

[Beatrice: You should be well acquainted with the power of my Door Crossing ability. And even if anyone dares set foot in here……I won’t show them any mercy I suppose]

[Subaru: ——!]

For a moment, Subaru felt the dangerous presence pouring out of Beatrice as she said those words. An icy shiver ran up his back. Sucking in a sharp breath, he realized these were the aftershocks of the waves of magic radiating from her entire body.

The enormity of the Mana flow was such that even Subaru, who has very little experience with magic, could tell how overwhelming it was.

[Subaru: ——! Even so, I am taking you with me]

[Beatrice: That again……]

[Subaru: Whether you are strong or not, it has nothing to do with that! You’re a girl, you’re little, that’s reason enough! I don’t want to leave you here where it’s dangerous, do I need any other reason?!]

Even being pressured by the might of her aura, Subaru planted his feet firmly on the floor, shouting.

Seeing the man in front of her arguing even more vehemently, Beatrice’s eyes opened wide with astonishment. Then, as though enduring something painful, she closed them again.

Subaru furrowed his brows at her response, but still pushed forward intent on taking her with him. Just then,

[Beatrice: Betty, can’t go with you. Please, don’t confuse things anymore]

[Subaru: I’m not mistaken. You are. ——That’s all I have to say]

[Beatrice: You’re stubborn I suppose. ——You know, I hate stubbornness]

Beatrice murmured something in a whisper. Uncertain what she said, Subaru was about to ask, but before he could, Beatrice stood up from her stool.

[Beatrice: I see, I suppose, you win. I’ll do as you asked, I suppose]

[Subaru: Oh? O-oh, that’s good. You understood, that good. For a moment, after you stood up, I was getting ready to get blown out of here flying you know]

[Beatrice: For Betty, blasting you away so only your shadow remains in this world would be too easy……but I won’t do something so cruel as that]

Saying something so frightening as though it were nothing, Beatrice returned the book she had taken back into its shelf. Curious at her movements, Subaru realized something and raised his brows. Perhaps it was because she had agreed to go with him that he let his guard down. On a whim, he asked,

[Subaru: By the way, there are tons of books in here, but are you familiar with any languages other than the Yi Ro Ha systems?]

[Beatrice: I was wondering what you would ask all of a sudden……By Yi-Ro-Ha I suppose you mean the alphabets like Yi and the others? Using an expression like that, it is bound to anger the professional linguists]

[Subaru: Yeah yeah, my bad my bad, sorry. But, getting down to business……]

Giving Beatrice, who was glaring sharply at him, a nervous smile, Subaru pulled a single book out of his jacket. The book was bound all in black, and its contents——

[Subaru: Well it’s this thing, but all the letters inside are nothing I’ve ever seen before. I was wondering if you might know……]

[Beatrice: ——I should like to know, why you are holding that right now I suppose]

Suddenly, her rigid voice overpowered Subaru’s words, cutting him off. Looking at her, Beatrice’s eyes were stretched wide, staring fixedly at the “Gospel” in his hands.

Subaru was surprised by the intensity of her reaction, having only brought up the subject casually.

[Beatrice: I would like to know why you are holding that right now I suppose. Answer me]

[Subaru: Even if this is trash… I took it from that idiot from the Witch Cult. He was treating it with some crazy religious zeal, so I thought it might have some clues written in it]

[Beatrice: Took it? From the Witch Cult? You, of all people……]

Putting a hand to her forehead, slightly swaying back and forth, Beatrice’s expression changed. The blood drained from her already pale complexion, Subaru was disconcerted by the way her eyes swam, unfocused.

She seemed as if about to fall over at any moment, so without thinking, Subaru reached out a hand to steady her.

[Subaru: Oy, oy oy, are you okay? If you aren’t feeling well, don’t push yourself]

[Beatrice: Betty is….it’s no good, if that’s how things are. But, leaving it in his care……It’s unthinkable, but maybe Roswaal has been, until now……?]

[Subaru: Hel—lo—? Sorry to interrupt you when you are looking so serious, but can—you—hear—me—?]

[Beatrice: I am only thinking right now I suppose, so you can just wait for a moment]

Beatrice silenced the worried Subaru with a sharp look, and he calmed down quietly. He closed his mouth as he watched Beatrice shut her eyes, changing her expression.

After some time had passed, and she seemed to remain unresponsive, Subaru opened the Gospel in his hands for the first time in a while, flipping through the pages he still couldn’t understand.

Then, he suddenly noticed it.

[Subaru: This book, the latter half is all blank. … But, was this page here before?]

It was written in an unknown alphabet, and the second half was missing pages that seemed to have been ripped out. These two facts hadn’t changed. Only, the last page to have writing on it seemed to have had words added to it.

Though he couldn’t read it anyway. Perhaps he was just imagining it, there was no reason to worry about it that much.

[Beatrice: ——That book, what do you plan to do with it I suppose?]

Beatrice, who had been silent for a long time, asked all of a sudden.

Resting her hand against her lips, as if reaching some conclusion to her own mind, Beatrice threw this question at Subaru. [Even if you ask me……] Subaru responded, affected by her demeanor,

[Subaru: Decipher the contents……though I’m not interested in the teachings of the Witch Cult or anything, it’s just in case there is any kind of useful information here. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to be carrying around a book that creepy guy cared so much for]

[Beatrice: …..At the very least, Betty can’t read what’s in there. However, if you don’t want to hold on to it, you could entrust its care to me I suppose]

[Subaru: Entrust it?]

[Beatrice: It is a strange book that was once cherished by a strange owner I suppose. If you have any reservations about carrying around a book like that, I could take it off your hands for you]

Beatrice reached out timidly towards him.

From that gesture, he could tell, at the very least, that this wasn’t a book she longed to have. These were not the words someone would use if they were planning on reselling it for a tidy profit.

They were words filled with good intentions. That, and from the way she had been acting, she obviously understood the book was undoubtedly a Gospel. Thus,

[Subaru: Sorry, but I have to reject your offer]

Subaru said, gently pushing Beatrice’s extended hand down.

At his words, Beatrice’s eyes flickered for only a moment, before her lovely face turned into something stern and heavy.

[Beatrice: Why, I suppose. You instinctively know what an evil thing that is, don’t you? At the very least, you realize that it’s not something good to be fascinated with I suppose. In that case, rather than hold it yourself, Betty……]

[Subaru: I’m like an evil imp that doesn’t want to give something away even if someone wants it so badly, and even if I’ve no use for it. … I guess that’s my stance. Really, that’s it]

This book, called a Gospel, seemed to hold a high significance for the disciples of the Witch Cult. Even more, its owner was Betelgeuse, quite a high ranking member of the Witch Cult. Memories of how attached that man was to this book were still fresh in his mind. Even though he had already been captured and debilitated, Subaru was still wary.

[Subaru: It’s a book some scary old man might come drooling over to get back. There’s no excuse for a guy to give something like that to a little girl just because it’s creepy to hold onto]

[Beatrice: ——!]

[Subaru: If it’s dangerous then I’ll hang onto it. After all, I’m here to get you to someplace safe you know? Putting you in danger on purpose would be flipping that on its head. Don’t treat me like I’m a cold-hearted guy, come on]

Lightly smiling, Subaru placed the book back into his clothes, hiding it from Beatrice’s view. He had no idea what was going through her mind as she saw that.

She blinked just once, her lips parting as if to speak.

[Beatrice: ————]

But unable to say anything, her mouth closed again, and she turned her face away.

There was something unnatural in her response, but her expression prevented him from asking about it. Instead, he cracked his neck, and proceeded to change the topic.

[Subaru: Ah, well it’s no big deal. For now, since we decided to move I’ll leave the preparations to you. Don’t bring anything too big, but two or three important books shouldn’t be a problem. Maybe two or three sets of clothes as well…]

[Beatrice: ……The library will follow Betty wherever I go. More importantly, you have convinced the other two already I suppose?]

[Subaru: I just heard something really convenient! Yeah, I convinced them alright. You’re the only one left. We’re all going to evacuate to the Sanctuary, where Roswaal is]

[Beatrice: Roswaal, I suppose… Subaru, what happened to the maid’s younger sister that went with you?]

Unexpectedly, Beatrice changed the topic to Rem.

Hearing her suddenly talk about Rem was surprising, and Subaru couldn’t help lifting his brows, looking slightly astonished. Realizing this probably wasn’t the best response, he tried to relax his expression, saying,

[Subaru: If you’re talking about Rem, she’s taking care of things in the capital at the moment. We caught this giant fish on the way here, kind of. It was so big, that she had to go back to prepare a really luxurious feast. Once this is all settled, let’s all go over there and stuff ourselves]

[Beatrice: You look really happy when you talk about her you know. —Did anything happen?]

[Subaru: Erm]

Hearing Rem’s name, Subaru overreacted a little. He couldn’t deny that he was talking faster than usual. Beatrice’s remark had hit the nail on the head, and Subaru turned his gaze away, whistling nonchalantly.

[Subaru: No, n-nothing happened really]

[Beatrice: Being attended to so tenderly, it would be more strange if no feelings emerged I suppose. Betty won’t say anything about it, so you can do as you like]

[Subaru: I, I’m not trying to hide anything you know? Only, it’s gonna take a lot of courage to face Emilia-tan and her sister about this so soon……so I guess I’m in kind of a tactical retreat]

Fumbling for words, Subaru pressed his index fingers together and, embarrassed, turned his back to Beatrice with his head sunk down.

It was what it was, and there was truth in Subaru needing courage to bring it up. Surely Emilia wouldn’t want to hear him say, all of a sudden, “I will have both you and Rem!” It would be like pouring water in her ears. Though this was his overall plan in the end.

[Subaru: It’s a good thing to raise the goal to work towards. That way motivation and effort comes more easily. I don’t dislike hard work, you know. Only I haven’t really had a plan for the future until now——!]

His excuses puffing him up higher and higher, carried away by his emotions, he was suddenly stopped by an unexpected sensation.

He felt a warmth against his back, followed by arms wrapping around his waist, holding him tightly. They were small, thin arms, and he knew immediately whose they were.

Beatrice.

[Subaru: Oh, it’s only Beako. Startled me there. Don’t surprise me like that all of a sudden, come on…]

[Beatrice: That response really irritates me I suppose. ——But, it’s enough]

[Subaru: Huh?]

Just as he tilted his head at her unexpected words, a sudden bright light blinded him.

Before he realized it, the door opened all on its own,

[Beatrice: Farewell——]

[Subaru: Huh, wh—!?]

The arms that had been holding him let go, and he was pushed forward by an immense pressure from behind. Unable to resist, he began falling forward, sliding towards the door.

This way, as if being sucked through, he flew toward the door—

[Subaru: Beatrice——!]

[Beatrice: Betty……can’t go with you]

Twisting himself around, Subaru looked back into the room just before he was swept through the door. The form of the girl caught in his field of view, had large droplets of tears emerging in her eyes.

[Subaru: ————!]

Unable to form any words, his vision twisted. Caught in the shifting spatial dimensions, his body moved down a path that shouldn’t exist as the link to the Forbidden Library began to fade.

Just like that, Subaru’s body was flung from the space of the Forbidden Library, disappearing some place far away.

 

[Beatrice: ——other]

Watching this unfold, Beatrice shut the door that had been left open.

There was a sound of space ripping apart, followed by the deep silence that descended once again upon the Forbidden Library.

[Beatrice: ——Mother]

In a small voice, as though about to cry, Beatrice called to that name. The large droplets of tears had already disappeared from her eyes, though her expression remained.

[Beatrice: Just…… how much more…… must Betty……]

About to break down crying, Beatrice walked back to her stepladder, laying down all her weight onto it. She reached out her arm behind the ladder—— from a shelf that was usually behind her, she took down a book, and hugged it close.

[Beatrice: Mother…Mother……Mother……!]

Like a child, lost, clinging tightly to the book pressed against her chest, Beatrice’s quiet cries resounded through the Forbidden Library.

The book in her embrace, bound all in black, never responded.

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When later, Subaru died, ambushed by the Witch Cult, all this was lost. 

Except, like so many things, he, alone, still remembers it.

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This was a scene from a loop that was cut from the Anime, taking place around Episode 22. It is basically 2/3rd of Arc 3 Chapter 71. We included this as a Prelude to Chapter 3 because this conversation has a huge impact on how Subaru confronts Beatrice in Chapter 3.

Only Subaru remembers this, because after being thrown out by Beatrice, Subaru was killed on the way to the Sanctuary, ending that loop and everything that happened in it.

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Sorry it took so long guys! This scene is 3200+ words long and took me 11 hours straight just to finish editing… Plus I caught the flu and had to sleep for 15 hours from yesterday afternoon to this morning before my mind was clear enough to revise anything.

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Next Arc 4 Chapter 3: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/09/rezero-arc-4-chapter-3-reunion-and-passing-part-12/

182 thoughts on “Prelude to Arc 4 Chapter 3: Excerpt from [The Girl in the Forbidden Library]

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  1. Well, this is quite long and I’ve been studying for finals. But I will sure as hell read it tomorrow night.
    Thank you so much for your hard work, to all of you!!
    You do an amazing job. I will be eternally grateful.

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    1. yeah, it was cut out from the LN too. a lot of volume 8 was changed from WN–>LN (basically the whole loop). most of it doesn’t really matter, except this scene which has one important piece of foreshadowing.

      I’m curious as to how Tappei will do the encounter in volume 10 though, since it basically revolves around a scene that didn’t happen anymore. I guess Subaru could always go see Beatrice for a different reason lol.

      thanks for translating this!

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  2. That last part was breath taking, god I love this series and you for translating it! Seriously you are the mvp for putting in sooo much time for this. You and the whole team are fantastic!

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  3. oh my god poor beatrice :(, and thanks for this translation what i dont get though was betelguese involved on subaru’s murder after his encounter with beatrice? because it makes me wonder how the plans changed from capturing betelguese to subaru resisting betelguese to the end and killing him

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    1. It didn’t work to keep Betelgeuse unconscious and captured.

      Later in that loop, Betelgeuse managed to self-detonate, and immediately possess another finger laying in ambush.

      Subaru tried to keep Emilia out of the fight by sending her carriage ahead, and fought the Witch Cultists with the Expedition and Ricardo’s mercenaries.

      In the end, Emilia returned to fight Betelgeuse, defeating him, but Subaru was possessed and had to ask Julius and Ferris to kill him.

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  4. Thanks for bringing that chapter here, right before the start of Chapter 3. Beatrice really plays a great role in Arc 4 (especially with regards to the mysteries of the residents in that mansion). Can’t wait for the next translations, as we are getting nearer to the main chunk of the arc. And get well soon by the way. 😀

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  5. So would this loop have happened right before the loop in the anime where sloth takes over Subaru’s body and has to be killed?
    Also thanks for your hard work and the translation. Hope you feel better Chicken!

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  6. Holy shit so much stuff…beako is with the witches cult? She can remember rem even though her name was erased? So much explaining to do…can’t wait to see what subaru does

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  7. Really interesting prelude. Does that mean that betty doesn’t forget about rem? Also, I’m struggling not to look up info on betty, I really wanna know more about that book she holds and that “mother”.

    Oh and by the way, I believe I found a small mistake on the translation if you’d like to correct it “Beatrice was has a serious stomachache”.

    Lastly and most important of all, thanks a lot for your work!

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      1. how about stop spoiling ppl the story here? its the second time i read here spoilers its really childish, u ruin the story for all of us coz u go ahead and read re zero synopsis in google, stop doing that.

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  8. This loop is a little confusing. As I am trying to understand it, he suppose to die one more time before that final loop where he made certain of what just happened to Rem?

    So in this loop, Subaru’s plan to capture Betelgeuse was a success (but still didn’t work out in the end), due to later he was Return by Death from the hands of Beatrice. Somewhere in the mist of the victory he discovers again, that Rem’s existent has been lost to everyone but him? However, was relieved to see Beatrice still remembers her? Yet, doesn’t question why? He still in the process of evacuating the people he cared about to the sanctuary? So this loop, he never visited the capital yet? This is a confusing loop plothole. Kinda make sense to me why it shouldn’t exist. As it’s leading Beatrice’s character to something completely different than what’s being portrayed in the Anime. Suggesting she’s also part of the Witch Cult and carrying her own gospel.

    In Episode 17 of the Anime, Subaru first experience the memory/existent erasing ability of the White Whale. So he understands how dangerous this thing is, but to not question why earlier on this is happening again seem to be an oversight of his character development.

    Sometime in the the Anime and I guess in the LN too, they leave out details that should’ve been a common sense question to self-ask. If the blank letter was written by Rem (and our MC know this.) Shouldn’t had he brought it up? As self-thought proclamation of “Why did Rem sent a blank letter?” This would’ve raise a flag to others around him that would ask “Rem? Didn’t you wrote the letter, Subaru?” -No, I ask Rem to do it for me. “Who is Rem?” Of course, we found later about the meaning of the letter and why it was blank. The recent chapter explaining his oversight of this is rather lame now, as it leave a bad taste for a cover up.

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      1. Think of it like this. In Episode 22, Subaru kills Betelgeuse. In Episode 23, he meets with Ram and learns about the blank letter. He thinks the Witch Cult switched letters, to make their armies fight each other. (Not very intelligent of our MC, but that is what he thinks at this time in the story.)

        Now, let’s shorten all the other WN arcs that weren’t in the Anime, and *imagine* that Subaru went to the mansion after this, to evacuate Emilia/Ram/Beatrice to the village. Subaru is embarrassed about his developing relationship with Rem, and not ready to talk with Emilia about it. So, because he wants to “avoid” talking about Rem, he unconsciously doesn’t notice that nobody else is talking about Rem.

        Now, he evacuates Ram and Emilia. This is good. But Beatrice is still in the mansion, and he wants to evacuate her too, because he worries about her, being a “little kid” and all. During their discussion, Beatrice asks him how Rem is, but it is casual. She is just wondering. Subaru, at this point, doesn’t know anything bad has happened.

        After they finish, Beatrice pushes him through the “Magic Door” and he ends up in the village. Now cue Episode 23, and the fight in the village, then Ram and Emilia’s arrival later.

        Now, fast forward to Arc 4. He has been struggling with the sadness and pain of no one remembering Rem, and it is killing him. Then, at the end of Arc 4 Chapter 2, Subaru “realizes something,” and goes off to find Beatrice. What did he realize? Well, a lot of things. But one of them, is that Beatrice……

        The rest, you’ll have to wait for the next Chapter to enjoy. I hope this helped clear some things up.

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    1. in the WN subaru died 5 times while in the LN he died 4 , the loop where betelgeuse possessed him “yet again” and kill most of the army were cut from the LN because it’s unnecessary and kind waste of time the event of both loops were merged together and put into vol 8 with one full loop

      Beatrice can remember Rem even after she was attacked

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  9. Just want to say thank you so much for your work! We really really really appreciate it. It’s so well done, that without even reading the original WN, I can say that you bring us completely what the author wanted to express. It’s just amazing…thank you.

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  10. Ok there’s something strange here … in this part Beatrice remembers Rem but when they tried to enter the village Ram stopped them because of the blank message and in the last chapter Subaru realizes that it’s blank because Rem wrote it and because of gluttony it became blank so how Beatrice remembers Rem even after she was attacked by the 2 sins??
    Sorry for the bad english and Thanks alot buddy

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    1. That, is a very good question. 😛

      Subaru remembers/realizes something at the end of the last chapter, and set off to find Beatrice….

      You’ll have to wait for Chapter 3 to find out 😛

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      1. thanks dude i though it’s a plot hole but i think everything is fine now
        u need to be very consentrated while reading tho
        Anyway guess i will wait to see chapter 3 i think very big things is about to get revealed in the next chapter
        Arigatou Tynkerd and the whole squad

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  11. “In another loop, lost to the memories of all except Natsuki Subaru,” very first sentence, shouldn’t there be something after comma? I feel like something is missing

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  12. Thank you so much for this incredibly hype chapter. I can’t wait to learn what is Beatrice exactly, what she knows, and how the story will unfold around Subaru from what she said.

    Please take care of your health and stay awesome Chicken & of you guys working on this!

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  13. wow thanks for this!! at first i didn’t even understand what’s going on, need to re-read a couple times. so there’s another loop in episode 23, and this conversation happened in that loop? then i guess since subaru now realize that rem was attacked by gluttony and he remembered this scene, where beatrice still knows about rem even after she was attacked by gluttony. so subaru are going to ask beatrice about this in the next chapter, is that correct? but seriously, i can say this is the longest update you guys ever released, and it still only took just a little bit more time than usual. you guys are amazing, can’t wait till next chapter. as usual, thanks for translating

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    1. just rewatch the anime, i believe this is in episode 24 rather than 23, and to be more accurate it’s at around 7:00. they only made several seconds for this scenes tho, so sad

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  14. very good part i love beako andi wonder whats going on right now. can’t wait to read more.
    Thanks sir chicken and i hope you are feeling better now 🙂

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  15. Thank you for the translation, Chicken team

    (well……when I see that u got a flu,my mind suddenly thinking like this
    “he was sick,not because he did a ‘cannibalism’ right”
    Well why do I think like that?it remains a mystery……….)

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  16. As always here’s my I love you guys, what you’re doing is amazing! Btw just take your time to recover we can wait, your health is the priority not the novel.

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  17. Poor Betty. I wonder if her reaction was so severe ebecause HER Gospel ( it is rather obv that her ‘mother’ book is indeed one ) is supposed to be the very same as the one Subaru has… rather not tbh.

    And Subaru saying he plans to ‘HAVE’ both Emilia n Rem..
    Omg XD too funny.

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  18. editing your translation (making epub’s) while listening to Minase Inori – Wishing song is a true bliss…i shed manly tears (even now), hoping that no one in my family notice my red-eye (and maybe my tears)

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  19. Yes yes yes! Moar beako action! This is so amazing it makes my brain tremble I suppose!

    Get well soon TheHolyChicken! Great job and many thanks to the whole team!

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  20. Oooh, okay, I read the disclosures twice and understood this happened before Subaru killed Sloth. I was massively confused by the timeline. Thank you for clearing that up for us and thank you as always for another episode! Loli is love, loli is life.

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  21. tks a lot for your work, i haved searched on the net for few hour to find your page :3
    And one question, can someone explain to me about this chapter?
    According to Tynkerd, that is from arc 3 in another loop ( parrallel dimension ? ) but it wasn’t showed on anime, I don’t really understand that why this excerption is called interlude, by the author or the translator ?

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    1. I explain this in the notes at the bottom of the chapter. 😀
      It’s an excerpt from Arc 3 Chapter 71. This loop was cut from the Anime. We included this as a Prelude because it is important for the events of Chapter 3.

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      1. Ahhhh, I was wondering about when Subaru did that thing at the end of the anime. I guess they never showed the blank pages before that scene, because they cut this loop from the anime.

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      1. I thought that the letter was written by Rem and the fact that the letter was blank was because she was already erased from existence. The fact that the blank letter event already occurred means that Beako stills remember Rem. Maybe she’s unaffected by Gluttony’s ability because she’s related to the witch cult in some way considering she was holding a black book at the end which is similar to the gospel.

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  22. One proffer…

    Its not better use japanese form of words like I suppose and …

    like nyan of feris,I more like japanese form of it and it mean is useless I suppose.

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  23. Missing word:

    [Beatrice: It is a strange book that was once cherished ‘by’ a strange owner I suppose. If you have any reservations about carrying around a book like that, I could take it off your hands for you]

    Another great read! satisfying to see Beakos character finally getting developed, the last bits are really heart wrenching (T_T )

    Really admire your perseverance GoC (God of Chicken) d(^_^ )

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  24. Soooo many new questions! (Thats why i love this series n.n)…. that wierd way of behaving from Beako and the gospel, that black book se was hugging dam i want to know!

    Thanks Chicken hope you get better soon 😀

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  25. So this took place around episode 22. And Subaru already has a gospel. Does that mean the other possesion’s of Betelguese killed him making him loop again?

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  26. Oh boi, oh boi, oh boi, oh boi
    I understand why they did not include this scene in the anime but it would be at leats more character background for Betty.
    However, now it makes sense Subaru going to meet Betty rather than taking care of Rem, and I’m hypep to see the out come.
    On a side note, the characters seem to be more harsh here than the anime, is it only me?
    Great job, Chicken-senpai and Tynkerd boi, thank you for all you do with the series, and all the time you took for it, this was a long one.
    Good vibrations!

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  27. want to say thanks for the translations and plz for the ppl who go ahead and ruin themselves the story by reading the synopsis in google, plz dont ruin it for us , every chapter there is a new spoiler in the comments, from very far ahead, stop doing that and ruin it for us as well, ppl will just wont read the comment anymore. no problem with speculation but things like “isnt beatrice mother is **** ” – “yes she is” i mean really guys its not fair…

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      1. thanks, hope ppl will respect that, coz its fun to read speculations and opinions but then BOOM spoilers and here goes the element of surprise and “how i didnt think about that be4” feeling and then u just go “Meh i knew that already next plz”

        PS: u (and all the translation team) are great, those translations are well written and awesome overall 😛

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  28. So. Many. Questions. ! But this is amazing, I wonder how many loops were cut, shortened or changed in the anime compared to the original web and light novels?

    Thanks a lot for the translation, as always it was a joy to read :3

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  29. Wait…? doesn’t rem’s existence gets eaten by gluttony before subaru reaches the mansion. Does that mean beako is like subaru?
    And
    The book that beako held at the end calling her mother a black book, similar to the gospel because the description was the same. Does that mean by mother beatrice means satella?

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  30. Its weird how she remembered rem. I wonder if she can remember things from previous loops maybe subaru can talk with her about his “hability” y o go back. So many questions unanswed about beatrice. Really liking where this is going.
    Also thanks for the translation, and you dont own us an apology for catching a flu hahaha, it was a fast work either way

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  31. Dont worry about it chicken we really appreciate the work you are doing, you need to rest from time to time.
    Thanks alot once again.

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  32. Hey Chicken sama and Tynkerd, thank you very much once again for the translation. Get well soon Chicken sama, you don’t have to apologise. All of us owe you guys for doing such a service. Appreciate it!

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  33. I thought that the letter was written by Rem and the fact that the letter was blank was because she was already erased from existence. The fact that the blank letter event already occurred means that Beako stills remember Rem. Maybe she’s unaffected by Gluttony’s ability because she’s related to the witch cult in some way considering she was holding a black book at the end which is similar to the gospel.

    Anyways, good chapter/prelude. Thanks for the translation as always Chicken-senpai c:

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    1. but its strange – if ppl in the witch cult are not affected why everybody forgets subaru, just coz he goes back in time? i mean if he sees the unseen hands (but he didnt see them at the beginning so maybe there is other meaning?) and he still remembers ppl who are eaten by gluttony, why would they forget about him? or maybe its all just coz he is the only real being in all that fantasy world (and probably there are others somewhere)

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  34. The people that are posting spoilers, or like who’s the mother of Beako need to stop. We’re trying to have a reasonable speculation, and a good discussion on the matter. You posting spoilers on what IS going to happen next is like making us read a summary. Don’t be that idoit. Thank for understanding.

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  35. What if the blank/missing pages in the Gospel are related to Rem? When I thought of this it kinda gave me a few chills lol. In one of the episodes of the anime, Subaru flipped through the Gospel and there was a blank page. It would make sense since the letter that was sent to the mansion was blank when it got there because of what happened to Rem.

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  36. I don’t get It. Subaru dies in his way to the sanctuary and then the loop start after this conversation? Or he began after the White Whale again?

    I love your job, thank you for translating ❤

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  37. I don’t remember this in the anime. Subaru also didn’t die if this scene took place in the loop where he successfully persuaded Emilia and Ram. Am I right? In very confused and need assistance. Help!

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  38. Wait…. So beako’s mother is a member of a witch cult!?

    Or i’m just mistaken

    Anyway thanks as always for you holychicken

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  39. I didn’t understand when was this loop. Is it when Subaru was possessed by Betelgeuse for the first time and then killed by Ferris?
    Anyway thanks for the translation

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  40. I bet Beatrice’s mother is the Jealous Witch herself. Beatrice is very good at dark magic right? And when she sees that Subaru is keeping the book, she’s probably thinking “Mother will be revived again” because I think it’s pretty obvious that Subaru is the Pride Archbishop…Idk, it’s just a theory.

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  41. A very interesting short interlude, it’s sad to see this cut from the anime, but based on when it happened she shouldn’t remember Rem at all. I suppose this may be why she brought up the subject of Rem, but it’s still an interesting thing to note while reading. This takes place after Subaru got there, which is after the blank note arrived, thus Rem is already erased, I suppose.

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  42. I have all of the English releases of the LN (except EX) and I don’t remember this chapter at all so it must have been cut.

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  43. god thank you so mutch for translating this all it reads really smooth and i think you did a great job and its just an amazing series ❤ really your the best

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