Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 4 [The Next Place] (Part 3/3)

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Translator: Tynkerd

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Editor: TranslationChicken

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Laying Rem down on the bed, Subaru pulled the quilts up over her chest. The beating of her heart, and the rise and fall of her chest as she breathed, gave testament to the fact that she still lives. Until the day her eyes open again, he wondered just how much time she would spend here.

[Subaru: I guess that’ll depend on how hard I try, huh]

Turning his feelings into a new vow, Subaru gently brushed away Rem’s hair resting on her brow, and then, he turned around to face Emilia, who had been standing silently behind him.

[Subaru: Sorry for making you wait. Frederica and I ended up talking about all sorts of things, and I wound up with some serious build-up of lactic acid in my biceps]

[Emilia: It’s wonderful if you were sidetracked in conversation. What were you and Frederica talking about?]

[Subaru: I started by asking some questions relating to rehabilitating the shut-in little girl. How long has she been shut-in, when did it start, how she treated people after it happened… they’re all closely related to her recovery]

[Emilia: Hmmm, I see. Subaru, you’re really informed when it comes to shut-ins. It’s amazing]

[Subaru: Emilia-tan, I’m sure you didn’t mean it but… your words sometimes cut me to my core. Just like right now]

It was a bit disconcerting how genuinely she seemed to be praising him. Emilia, her expression purely innocent, tilted her head and looked at Subaru, who was frowning. He replied with a wry smile, and shrugged his shoulders.

[Emilia: So, you weren’t able to get Beatrice to tell you anything, then?]

[Subaru: Her mouth is shut firm and she doesn’t budge. By the way, I know I’ve asked this a lot already but …where’s Puck?]

[Emilia: —No luck, there’s still no response. This happens once in a while, but the timing is reeealy horrible this time. Geez, this is really distressing]

Reaching into her shirt, Emilia pulled out the green crystal stone. Fit in a pendant, the stone was faintly glowing. Within, a bewitching light swirled where the Great Spirit resided. It was the link that sealed the contract between Emilia and Puck, and Subaru, having seen his materialized form going in and out of that crystal almost daily, knew this as well. Only, as one could deduce from their conversation, there has been no hint of him within the crystal stone these past few days. He was gone ——It was hard to believe, but he wasn’t responding to their calls.

[Subaru: This, happens sometimes? But, that’s got to be really exasperating for you]

[Emilia: Whenever I really, really need Puck’s help, he always comes. So, I don’t think he’s not watching… I’ve asked him about what he does when he’s not around, but he’s never told me]

Hearing Emilia’s apologetic words, Subaru scratched his head, saying, [That’s…]. He couldn’t hide his disappointment at the fact that Puck, who was aware of everything, would choose to remain silent. With this, all the important figures he could have relied upon for help with his doubts, had all gone silent at once.

[Subaru: Puck and Beako, both quit talking to me at the same time. …This blows]

[Emilia: I know……Hey, Subaru, what should we do?]

Subaru, resting his hand on his forehead, was in deep thought when Emilia asked him for his decision.

He cast down his eyes at her call. Seeing the reliance and trust that dwelt within her gaze, he despised himself for feeling so happy at a time such as this. Realizing that she was relying on him, out of that trapped, stifling feeling, he understood what he must do.

[Subaru: Since the two who might actually know something suddenly went quiet, we really don’t have a choice but to move on. …Although, even if we find that guy, whether he’ll tell us anything is another matter…]

[Emilia: You mean Roswaal, right?]

[Subaru: Yeah, it’s about time he spilled his guts and told us everything that’s been going on, I think]

Seeing Emilia’s grasp of the situation, Subaru nodded his head. Since she recognized his train of thought, she was probably thinking the same thing as well.

Emilia placed a hand over her chest, and seemed relieved that their opinions aligned.

[Emilia: I’m so glad, that Subaru agrees with me. I was wondering what I would do if you object to my proposals like Roswaal and Ram always do]

[Subaru: I might disagree depending on the details, but overall, I’m a hundred-percent behind Emilia-tan, you know? Even if I disagree with you, it’ll always be because of my love for Emilia-tan, I hope you can believe me]

[Emilia: Love… —Subaru, you reeeally know how to pick the opportunity to flirt]

Subaru’s irresponsible pick-up line took Emilia by surprise, and she quickly turned her face away. Subaru’s cheeks were reddening slightly as well as he clenched his fists, while Emilia, still refusing to look at him, said,

[Emilia: Then, I have a proposal for you, Subaru, since you’re always on my side]

[Subaru: Alright, let’s hear it, whatever you want]

Subaru placed a hand to his chest in respectful subservience. Seeing this, Emilia closed one of her eyes saying “Since you said it so nicely”, pursing up her lips and looking back at him.

Then, taking a moment to let out a deep breath, Emilia stared directly into Subaru’s dark pupils.

[Emilia: There are things we need to talk about with Roswaal, and we also have to know what happened with the villagers, right? That’s why, I want to go to the “Sanctuary”]

[Subaru: “Sanctuary”……]

It was the name of a place he had heard countless times at the Roswaal Mansion. Subaru had unfortunately never been able to find out where it was, but the evacuees led by Ram had headed there to avoid the Witch Cult. At the very least, now that the sect of the Witch Cult led by Betelgeuse had been annihilated, the threat level at the “Sanctuary” should be no more than that of the mansion.

[Emilia: I’ve been told it’s a place I’d need to visit sometime anyway, so I think this is the perfect time. I’ve decided that this time, I’ll finally talk with Roswaal about everything]

[Subaru: W, wa, wai, wait a minute! You aren’t thinking of leaving me behind are you!?]

[Emilia: Eh?]

Holding his hand up in front of him at Emilia’s enthusiastic words, Subaru put a damper on her decisive declaration. But even so, Subaru had to say it.

[Subaru: Emilia-tan, I know you’re getting pumped, and I’m in agreement, but you can’t just leave me behind. I know I’m weak and dimwitted, but I’d hate it if I couldn’t try my best by your side. I know it’s selfish, but please understand!]

Hearing Subaru’s ardent, relentless words, Emilia’s eyes widened.

But they were unmistakably his true thoughts. Subaru was going to stay with Emilia. If he wasn’t with her, he couldn’t protect her. He couldn’t do anything for her. There was no pretense to his feelings, it was simply that his existence was necessary to help her. It had nothing to do with him wanting something in return, it was simply what he wanted to do.

Emilia’s expression still showed her astonishment at the forcefulness of Subaru’s words. Deciding that now would be the best time to throw her off balance, he continued.

[Subaru: It’s no use if you try and stop me. I’m going with you. I’ve no intention of getting left behind. Whether it’s the “Sanctuary” or Roswaal we’re going to face, nothing will stand in the way of my burning love for——]

[Emilia: There’s no way I’d leave you behind. Come with me]

[Subaru: I don’t want to get left behind, no no NO! —wait, what did you say?]

Subaru, still half-way down on the floor and about ready to grovel and plead, asked Emilia this question.

Seeing his display, Emilia placed a hand against her lips, her face reddening ever so slightly.

[Emilia: Like I said, come with me. I’d be too anxious if it was just me]

[Subaru: Eh, Emilia-tan……]

[Emilia: Subaru, I’m counting on you. I don’t think you’re weak, or dimwitted. I, need your strength]

[Subaru: ———]

The impact those words had on Subaru went beyond description. His mouth agape, Emilia’s face clouded over with uncertainty at his stillness. Lifting up her hand, as though struggling over whether to reach out and touch him or not,

[Emilia: Ah, uhm, wh, what’s the matter? Did I say something strange again?]

[Subaru: The switch to my motivation is in your hands. Whether it’s on or off, depends on just a word from you. I can’t take it]

Covering his face in his hands, Subaru spoke teasingly to Emilia. [Eh? Eh?? What do you mean?], unable to read the intention behind his words, Emilia fumbled for a reply. Seeing her so confused, he almost wanted to rub it in her face. After all Subaru had just went though at her hands, he’s savoring every last bit of it.

[Frederica: —It sounds like you’ve come to an agreement]

[Subaru: Gyaa—!?]

Their exchange, which must have looked like two people flirting, was tragically interrupted by a knock on the door followed by Frederica’s entrance.

Emilia wasn’t surprised by her arrival, but Subaru, trying hard to conceal the thumping of his heart, couldn’t help but glare at her. Even though Frederica must have easily seen through Subaru’s feelings, not a hint of it appeared in her calm, but still vicious-looking expression.

[Frederica: I have no objections about the two of you heading to the “Sanctuary”. However, preparations will take about two days]

[Subaru: By preparations, does that mean you’re coming with us?]

[Frederica: Not at all. As I still have duties here, I will be unable to accompany you. I will instead give the directions to the “Sanctuary” to the ground dragon you brought back with you]

[Subaru: You mean Patrasche?]

Subaru widened his eyes at the unexpected proposition. His response received a [Why, yes] from Frederica, who continued as though it were obvious.

[Frederica: Ground dragons are very clever creatures. If you instruct them properly, they can understand which roads to take well enough that a guide is unnecessary. Since she seems especially clever, I don’t think it will be an issue]

[Subaru: Patrasche, you just keep on getting more and more valuable! Really, just what triggered this turn of events?]

[Frederica: More importantly, there are several things I must tell you two]

Subaru tilted his head trying to understand his partner, but Frederica ignored his question, straightening her muscled body, she looked at both of them,

[Frederica: If you are headed for the “Sanctuary”, there are several things I would like you to remember. Especially Emilia, I would like you to be careful of the issue of your birth and appearance]

[Emilia: ——Yes, I’ve prepared myself. After all, I’ve heard it’s a place with some complicated issues]

At Frederica’s dire warnings, Emilia tightened her jaw, the look in her eyes carried her strength of will. To show he respected her decision, Subaru moved to stand beside her.

[Subaru: Honestly, I don’t know anything about that place except that it’s called the “Sanctuary”……but my supreme goal is to support Emilia-tan. So I’ll listen to whatever you have to say]

[Frederica: Actually, I sense a very refreshingly pure, ulterior motive there]

Exasperation and admiration flashed through Frederica’s eyes at the same time, then, blinking once, she pushed down her sentiment, and held up a finger.

[Frederica: In that case, let me tell you about the “Sanctuary”. But before that, there is one thing I need you to remember]

[Subaru: Need us…]

[Emilia: …To remember?]

Subaru and Emilia’s heads tilted at the same time. Seeing this, Frederica nodded with a [Yes], dropping her voice ever so slightly.

[Frederica: ——Beware of someone named Garfiel. Within the Sanctuary, you two must be very careful, of coming into contact with that man]

 

-=Chapter 4 End=-

Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/26/rezero-arc-4-chapter-5-the-emilia-faction/

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Tynkerd is down with a cold and I’m still catching up my assignments. But after October 25th we should be back to full speed!

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Here’s Son Wukong’s livesteam reading of Chapter 4! The live reaction for Chapter 5 should be next Sunday, so come and chat! I’ll try to come to these streams as long as I have time!

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/26/rezero-arc-4-chapter-5-the-emilia-faction/

100 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 4 [The Next Place] (Part 3/3)

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  1. Ah yes what a wonderful day it is when I come to dis beautiful little town. Just over there is a chicken furiously translating a popular webnovel, and behind him… are the little chicks that follow him… ah what a beautiful scene it is. Such beauty, praise チキンさま. ありがとう! ありがとうございました!!!
    あいしている!!!!!!! 

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  2. Thanks for the chapter Chicken. Emilia-chi. I know you’re trying to build him up and all. But it is a fact that he is dimwitted. Although I guess you wouldn’t Know that. By the way Chicken. Today is a Fried Chicken day❣

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  3. is it just me or everytime i see the word “tilted” – usually head – i imagine subaru’s breaking neck experience as betelgeuse?
    damn this scene ruined the word for me

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  4. Wow, Garfiel was teleported as well? And became a man? That cat must be confused as hell.
    The “flirting” between these two makes me recall the good’ol days, awww, the sweet cringe.
    It seems that Chicken-senpai passed the flu to Tynkerd. Hmmmm…
    Anyways nice translation you got here, bois, I’ll always wait for you all so no worries, take your time.
    I wish you success and
    Good vibrations!

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  5. Roswaal is so suspicious. He leaves Emilia brhind without any plans and lets her to die. What if he is one if the Sins or the leader of the Witch Cult? And he knows about Subaru’s Return of Death ability. Could be!!!😖😖😖

    And there’s Puck, I never knew that he was a guy. I just assumed that he was a woman. He’s suspicious too. What if he’s like the witch’s pet or something? 🤔

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    1. Puck just can’t be evil. He has a contract to keep Emilia save and killed Subaru when he let Emilia die. If that isn’t dedication that I don’t know anymore

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    2. Roswaal is definitely suspicious. However I can’t make heads or tails about his character. He’s surely one of the many characters who’s probably in the know how, especially when it comes to the Witch’s Cult. But in despite of this fact, he has pretty much done nothing thus far. In fact in previous iterations, Roswaal had practically left the villagers,Ram, and Emilia to die. It’s rather that Roswaal is just screwing about or he is genuinely doing something to aid the current situation.

      I not sure whether or not Roswaal knows about Return by Death but it could make some sense if he did, I suppose. But at the same time It would make less sense. If he did know, he’d probably figured that things will work by themselves, by which I mean through Subaru’s earnest efforts and attempts to make it work out. However aren’t all the loops where Subaru failed still existing? What would Roswaal have done then? He would now exists in a loop where Subaru failed to save Emilia. This is all conjecture based on the fact that loops run on parallel planes, so no point going down this line of thought.

      In any case Emilia is definitely an integral part to Roswaal’s plans for the future, in the anime he had stated that:

      ” I must win this battle for throne, no matter what it takes. For the sake of my goal. For the coming day when I kill the dragon.”

      So I wouldn’t think he would simply let Emilia die, especially if it’s at the expense of furthering his own goals.

      Everyone is so suspicious…

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      1. im not sure its even another world (or dimension) but i see it more as a game when return by death is save point. remember that when the point of subarus death updates he cant go back, so no alternate dimensions, means there are no infinite worlds to go to, each save point of subaru is set with what happened and after that cant be changed

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      2. My guess about Roswall is that he (and probably some other characters, like Beako) are aware of some situation or plan that involves Subaru and his power. If he isn’t a bad guy (and I don’t think he is), his actions (leaving Emilia behind + telling Rem to do whatever Subaru asks) imply that he is aware of Subaru’s power.

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  6. Thank you Tynkerd and Chicken! I giggled like a little girl when Emilia began to flirt back with Barusu.

    Get well Tynkerd! And good luck on your studies Chicken!

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  7. i have some questions here…
    [Subaru: It’s no use if you try and stop me. I’m going with you. I’ve no intention of getting left behind. Whether it’s the “Sanctuary” or Roswaal we’re going to face, nothing will stand in the way of my burining love for——]
    do you mean “burning”? if not, what does that mean?
    is mouth agape, Emilia’s face clouded over with uncertainty at his stillness.
    what do you mean by agape?
    I’m happy that now the story continues. after 3 chapters of small talk they finally decided to go to the sanctuary. can’t wait to see what happened to roswall.
    as usual, thanks for translating

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  8. It’s been 3 parts and I haven’t posted a comment. How could I have forsaken the chicken God so much!

    My god, I offer you the corpse of a poodle, I beg of you to accept me back!

    (The whole team is great. Thanks for continuing to translate this still. Look forward to the next 100+ chapters xD (that’s a lot of work) )

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  9. u know i feel really sad for chicken who needs to read your spoilers and delete them, as he doesnt know what will happen in the future (of this novel) too, such disrespect few ppl bring here it makes me angry.

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  10. Get well soon tynkerd and all the best chicken for your assignment and since you are mentioning 25th October….its my birthday😅so it would be a perfect gift for me if you could get chapter 4 on that day

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  11. (And yhea forgot to mention)
    Keep up the great work guys i really hope that the chicken god will always be there and help us (the illiterates😅)to understand re:zero.
    I also hope whitefox will bless us with season 2 soon

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  12. Hey Chicken Sama, thanks for the great chapter as always!
    I’m not sure if you’re aware but your Twitter page didn’t post the notification saying that this chapter was released >_< I always check your twitter to see if the new chapter had been released and there was nothing for about 5 days so I came on here to check if you've said anything about delays but then I saw the link for the next chapter (this chapter) was up! Just wondering if you're still going to be using your twitter. Thanks as always!! :3

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  13. Thank you for the TL ,it really help me,as I’m lost in the woods for almost 10 hours
    Ur TL really save me from despair,lol but its true

    (Because of that,I eat a chicken,so that I can survive)

    Thank you
    Tynkerd and HolyChicken

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  14. Hi guys!! Reading comments I saw a lot of people talking about spoilers. How can they know what is going to happen If the chapters are not translated yet?? (Sorry for my bad english)

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    1. coz alot of ppl who knows japanese spread them and well, u can google “natsuki subaru synopsis” in google and u will get a very summarized plot till arc 8 in english, when i say very summarized it means just 8 pages for the first 3 arcs or even less, i dont remember

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  15. The sentence “How long has she’s been shut-in” does not make sense.
    I suggest that in the context it was written, it be corrected to: “How long she’s been a shut-in”

    Thanks for another great translation Chicken & Co, really enjoying this! \[T]/ Praise The Chicken \[T]/

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  16. “After all Subaru had just went though at her hands, he’s savoring every last bit of it.”
    I don’t understand this line, since Im not a native English speaker. Can you explain it please Chicken-san?

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