Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 21 [A Renewed Resolve] (Part 3/3)


Translator: TranslationChicken


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Saying that quiet apology, Emilia, with her silver hair flowing down her back, emerged out of the room.
Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when they saw that there was no longer any trace of distress in her words. And Subaru quickly jogged over to her side,

[Subaru: Thank god, good morning, Emilia-tan. Are you feeling better now?]

[Emilia: Ah. En, I’m fine. My body feels completely fine now. Sorry I made you worry]

[Subaru: I see, that’s good. You know, since I wasn’t with you when you fell down, I was really worried if maybe you bumped into something. So you see, the only way we won’t have to worry about each other is if I never leave your side]

[Emilia: ――yeah, I guess you’re right]

[Subaru: Yeah?]

Already preparing his posture for some kind of comeback to his joke, Subaru slightly furrowed his brows at Emilia’s unexpected reply. Her eyes were lowered, and were staring at Subaru’s hand. Wondering what it might be, Subaru tilted his head, and held his hand out to her.

[Subaru: What is it? Maybe you suddenly miss the feeling of my palm? If that’s the case, I can hold your hand all night long if you want]

[Emilia: Eh, ah……I-I’m alright. That’s not it. I’m just kind of, still half asleep]

Just before touching Subaru’s outstretched palm, as if suddenly remembering something, Emilia shook her head. And as her last word fell, the girl in maid’s uniform walked over,

[Ram: Emilia-sama. More than anything, it’s wonderful that you’ve woken up safely. If possible, please don’t overexert yourself, and tell me how you’re really feeling]

[Subaru: Oy. You’re making it sound as if Emilia’s hesitating to tell me the truth or something]

[Ram: In front of someone who isn’t a fellow woman, or should I say a guy who’s always trying to show off, there are certain things that one might find hard to say. Please show enough consideration to notice that and get out of the room]

[Subaru: I wish I could show that kind of consideration but……]

While Ram was giving him a sharp glare, Subaru’s words suddenly trailed off as he dropped down his eyes. Ram furrowed her brows at this, but soon seemed to understand when she followed Subaru’s gaze downward…
…to see the tips of Emilia’s white fingers――timidly wrapping onto Subaru’s hand, that was dangling at his side.

[Emilia: Eh, ah!]

Late to notice Subaru and Ram’ meaningful gazes, Emilia quickly let go of his hand. Her cheeks blushing bright red as if everything she did just now had been unconscious, she started panicking,

[Emilia: N-not like that. That was really weird, ok? I, really didn’t mean to do that……because, I already decided I wouldn’t, you know]

[Subaru: Yeah you did draw it back at first, and then grabbed my hand anyway. I liked it so I won’t complain, but, are you really alright, Emilia-tan?]

Asking this question with still some lingering yearning for the fingertips that had been pulled away, he saw Emilia firmly nodding her head up and down. Her cheeks were still blushing red, but even Subaru could sense that it was no longer due to embarrassment.
However, Emilia didn’t seem to notice that there was anything strange about her,

[Emilia: I’m sorry I interrupted your conversations. But, I really don’t feel like there’s anything wrong with my body. I was a bit half-asleep before, but I’m fully awake now and fit as a fiddle]

[Subaru: It’s been a long time since I heard someone say “fit as a fiddle”]

[Emilia: Hmph, Subaru’s always like that]

After their old back and forth, as always, Emilia puffed up her cheeks pouting. Seeing her behave just the same as usual, Subaru wondered if he was simply thinking too much into it, and put aside his worries for the time being. But,

[Ram: Emilia-sama. Sorry to bring this up so soon after you have woken up, but, about the Trial…..]

[Emilia: ――h]

Even though Emilia seemed to have recovered sooner than anyone expected, the moment Ram mentioned the Trial, Emilia’s face tensed up. Subaru, who was watching her intently, noticed this momentary change, but by the next instant, she had already hidden it behind a smile.

[Emilia: So…, everyone already knows about the Trial’s contents?]

[Ram: We heard it from Barusu. Of course, we didn’t get into any details. Emilia-sama, we realize there must be things you would rather not be asked about]

[Emilia: I, I see, Subaru……eh? How could Subaru…? I mean, Subaru isn’t Half-Blooded, how could he take the Trials……]

Surprised, Emilia looked toward Subaru, and, as if with the same question, everyone else fixed their eyes onto Subaru as well. It was only natural they would ask this, and receiving their gazes, Subaru thought for a moment about how he should answer,

[Subaru: I told you before I went in. I got the Qualifications. Who it came from is a bit hard to explain, but I could tell you where……it was, probably when I went into the Tomb the evening before]

[Garfiel: By evening, y’mean when you suddenly went fainted and I had to drag you all th’way here?]

[Subaru: Yeah, that’s right. I’m not sure exactly how or why I got it……but that should’ve been it. Maybe when a guy without Qualifications walks in, he gets baptized or something, and afterwards he’ll be allowed to go in. Wouldn’t it be a surprise if Roswaal could go in too?]

[Garfiel: Let’s send Roswaal in t’check, it’ll be hilarious watchin’ him bouncin out. Be just like checkin’ if “Purinpas’ blood drips the same shade o’red”]

Garfiel opened his mouth laughing, but as soon as he saw Ram’s cold stare, he made a “you’re no fun” face and closed his mouth. And then, although Ram still didn’t seem convinced by Subaru’s answer,

[Ram: In any case, it’s a fact that Barusu went in and brought Emilia-sama out, and during that time, took the same kind of Trial as Emilia-sama did, and, if his words weren’t entirely delusional, managed to pass it]

[Subaru: Delusional… that hurts, oy]

[Emilia: Managed to pass it…… Subaru, passed the Trial?]

While Subaru was complaining about Ram’s merciless word choice, Emilia’s ears didn’t seem to catch the rest of that interaction. With flickering eyes, she looked at Subaru, and,

[Emilia: You really passed it, Subaru? The……past?]

[Subaru: The one I saw would’ve been different from Emilia-tan’s. Besides I……couldn’t have done it on my own]

His mother and father, who should have been the obstacles in his path, instead gave him the greatest encouragement in the end. And, more importantly, even before challenging the Trial, Subaru’s heart already had the answers.
Although it was unfair to Emilia, they had gone into their Trials with very different conditions.

[Subaru: I just lucked out and got a nice test result, that’s all. I’m more concerned about Emilia-tan, though. From the looks of it, I guess your Trial didn’t go too well……]

[Emilia: E-en. That’s right…… I tried my best, but it suddenly broke off half way through]

[Subaru: That was probably because I woke you up, I think, sorry…… But then, is re-taking the Trials even possible? Instead of continuing to the other two Trials, I just got sent back here]

Listening to Emilia’s faltering words, Subaru turned to Lewes and asked this question. Sitting there quietly in the corner, the old hag who looked like a little girl touched a hand to her cheek.

[Lewes: There weren’t many precedents but……you should be able to challenge multiple times. I myself did not pass beyond the first Trial, but I challenged twice. What bothers me the most, though, is Su-bo, who received the Qualifications]

[Subaru: Me?]

[Lewes: Suddenly becoming qualified out of the blue should not be possible. At least, as far as I know, having been here since the time when the Tomb was first created……it shouldn’t be. But I might have a rough idea] (***Lewes said before that she wasn’t around when the Tomb was first created, but this time she is explicitly saying that she is. – TC)

After that, Lewes fell silent. Even though he felt something was off about Lewes’ words and demeanor, Subaru kept it to himself for the moment, and turned to Emilia,

[Subaru: Either way, it’s officially confirmed that it’s possible to re-take the Trials. So now, it’s just a question of Emilia-tan]

[Emilia: M-me?]

[Subaru: Yeah, that’s right. I just have to ask――Emilia-tan, do you still have the resolve to challenge the Trials again?]

[Emilia: ――――h]

At that question, Emilia’s throat clogged up and her eyes opened wide.
If she became angry at her determination being called into question, or if she felt insulted and indignant, Subaru was prepared to be yelled at and to take on her reproach.
However, within her trembling, violet eyes, there was only a faint flicker of anxiety and fear.
Her heart being eaten away by these negative emotions was such that she could not give an immediate reply.

[Subaru: If you can’t take the Trials, I will take them for you]

[Emilia: ――!? But Subaru, that’s……]

[Subaru: At least I’ve already cleared the first Trial. That means breaking through the other two Trials won’t be impossible either. So, if you’re having any second thoughts about going back into the Trials, I will gallantly do it for you. It’s the reason I am here, after all]

[Emilia: For a reason like that……for, me……?]

[Subaru: Of course]

Emilia faltered as if she was preparing to be denied, but Subaru answered her loud and clear.
Watching her eyes widen as her emotions intensified, Subaru stared straight into her eyes,

[Subaru: I am here for you, and if you are scared, I will do it for you. Even if Roswaal or anyone else says that Emilia-tan has to be the one to liberate the Sanctuary, or that it has to be your achievement……Whatever I achieve, whatever praise I might receive, I devote them all to you. So I don’t mind]

[Emilia: Why would you……do so much for me……]

[Subaru: Didn’t I tell you before? Because I fell in love with you, because I fell super in love with you]

Emilia’s breath stopped, and the faces of everyone in the room showed some kind of reaction.
Subaru didn’t pay them any mind, and only fixed his gaze on the shaken Emilia, and shrugged,

[Subaru: That’s why, I plan to challenge the Trials. What about you, Emilia-tan? If it’s really too hard, it’s ok if you want to sleep in the house]

[Emilia: ――――Subaru you, blockhead]

Seeing the corners of Subaru’s lips drawing upward, Emilia slightly pouted her lips.
Then, lifting up her downcast face, she forcefully wiped her eyes, and turned her lips into the shape of a smile.

[Emilia: When you say it like that, how can I just shut myself in a room and wait. You know…… you’re reeaaally unfair. Reeaaally dumb. And I reeaaally…… thank you]

[Subaru: Eh? Wha? What was that last one? You reeaally love me too?]

[Emilia: Totally wrong! I was gonna say I’m really grateful and……]

[Subaru: Oh. I see. Even though I heard it this time, can I just hear it one more time please!]

[Emilia: Subaru you blockhead!!]

Getting carried away, Subaru held his ear right up to her, when Emilia shouted back at the top of her lungs.
Even if her voice was as beautiful as silver chimes, with a direct hit on his eardrums at this volume, it was nothing less than a sonic weapon. Subaru looked like he was about to pass out, but still managed to throw Emilia a smile as she huffed her shoulders up and down.

[Subaru: See, that’s more like it. Alright, then let’s give it our best again. I’ll start on Stage 2, Emila-tan on Stage 1]

[Emilia: Hrmph. I’ll catch up before you know it, then I’ll just keep going, and I’ll be sure to leave you way behind in the dust. Subaru’s achievements or whatever, I won’t leave you a single one]

[Subaru: Not a single one? But I’ll need at least one for a chance to come bother Emilia-tan for a reward or two afterwards]

Seeing Subaru still not learning his lesson, Emilia pouted up her lips and poked out her tongue.
During this back and forth between them, Subaru wondered if he had managed to help just a little in getting her back on her feet.
One way or another, the real Trials are only beginning.

[Subaru: With me and Emilia-tan’s Love-Love-Power, the Trials or whatever will be a piece of cake]

Clicking his fingers and sparkling his teeth, Subaru expressed his resolution by striking a thumbs-up.
Listening to his words, Emilia only stuck out her tongue, and,

[Emilia: It’s more than enough with just me. Tomorrow I’ll show you, I can do it on my own without Subaru looking after me]

And, this way, she kept up her strong facade in front of him.

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Watching Subaru and Emilia taunting each other and pumping each other up, Lewes brought the already cold tea up to her lips.

Tasting its faint, lingering warmth on the tip of her tongue, she fondly watched the conversation between the silver-haired Half-Elf and the black-haired youth.

[Lewes: Where will things go from here, I wonder…… Would everything really happen as Witch-sama intended?]

[Garfiel: Kheh. Who knows. No matter which way it turns, I a’ready know it’ll be something that’ll make me wanna puke]

Listening to Lewes’ mutterings, Garfiel replied in a voice that didn’t intend to hide his displeasure.
Watching the side of the youth’s face, Lewes quietly sighed in a way that no one else could have noticed,

[Lewes: To force such burdens on these kind children. How egregious the sins of this ancient self must be…… We are beyond redemption. ――At least, I hope it doesn’t come to that in the end]

Tilting the tea to her lips, those words fell without having reached anyone, and only stirred up a small wave on the surface of the lukewarm amber-colored tea ―― which, too, vanished without a trace.


-=Chapter 21 End=-

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Sorry this came out a few days later than I thought, I’m still feeling sick, and my brain can’t seem to get it the way I want it.

I hope I didn’t mess up too badly with this chapter, if you see any way to word things better please let me know!


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88 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 21 [A Renewed Resolve] (Part 3/3)

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  1. I’m really happy things between Emilia-tan & Subaru seems going in smoothly, but, i can’t helped the feeling that she seems kinda off (?)

    Ohh and thank you for this release, Chicken-sama! Get some rest now! hehe

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  2. This is getting amazing again. Also, in context of the seemingly endless sea of spineless MCs, it’s hard to put into to words just how refreshing it is to read Subaru’s character. Thank you Holy Chicken!

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    1. yeah the ‘perfect mc’ is way overdone and what ticks me off is seeing some pl complain how sub is not the same…..someone please punch them….

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  3. Lewes-san needs to spit out all that she knows cause either ways she’ll spew up some blood if she can’t tell because of the witch or cough up blood because of me

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  4. Well, what can I say? I will never be able to thank you enough for what you’re doing❤ I wish you the best, and hope you’ll feel better soon!

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  5. A little concern for Emilia. Subaru has the words of Rem. Emilia has the strength of puck. However puck has been mysterious and missing in action. Not to mention I don’t know if Puck was in Emilia’s past. Emilia may have to rely on Subaru because he is one of the few humans who don’t despise her for being a halfblood or resembling the witch.


  6. Dude you’re translating a novel for us even when you’re sick. Meanwhile I have an entrance exam after 2 days and I’m still not studying. If only I had your level of determination :D. Anyways thanks for the chapter so much. 👍


  7. I don’t understand..why does he love her so much ik she helped him in the beginning but rem literally died for him multiple times😕 I don’t understand it..


    1. This has always been a giant massive “plot hole” in the story. Subaru literally has no reason to give a shit about Emilia after a certain point, but he continues to throw himself into her problems for no honest to good reason other than… Well, if you’re pessimistic, it’s “because the author wants him to”, if your an optimist, it’s because he’s genuinely “fallen” for her (in a shallow way I’d say). I could see him honestly “falling” for her like he seems to say he has, I mean he’s not exactly that old or deep of a person, who needs significant reason to feel attachment and sexual attraction to a pretty elf girl…

      The only other good explanations in my mind come from A) his sense of self has become very warped thanks to so many horrific experiences B) the curse which brings him back each time is enforcing some kind of attachment (and obviously is closely related to Emilia, who is probably some sion of the witch of Envy)

      Either way you slice it, you can’t look too deeply at it yet. We don’t know enough and it’s not covered in the story sufficiently why Subaru acts like he does around her.

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      1. “Subaru literally has no reason to give a shit about Emilia after a certain point” sure thing. Excuse me why so? She was the first person who gave the reason and value to Subaru’s life. Reasons… are you for real? Do you know what love is in the first place? Tell about these fucking “important” reasons to brain, which secretes dopamine in the presence of the object of love. Brain doesn’t care about your thoughts, about your “reasons”, you are not the one who rules that. It is so hard to controll, that it is basically the same as going against hunger. There were one million of reasons for Subaru to fall in love with her, considering his circumstances and mental state. Brain will choose by itself what he needs. How do you think selection process works? Plot holes you say. Let’s talk about Rem may be? This is truly plot hole which I still despise, not because I dislike Rem, in fact I like this character, but I don’t like author’s approach. I will explain, this is simple. Emilia associates with warmth, blissful calm, all the light that this cruel world can offer to Subaru, while in contrast to Emila, who never did anything bad to him, Rem brought in arc 2 only suffering, pain(physical and mental). She killed him “twice” brutally, she tortured him, she said that being nice to him was a lie, that he means nothing to them, that she hates him. She broke him mentally, while Emilia healed his soul from Rem’s wounds. What associations will you have towards that person? And HOW on Earth, tell me, can you feel any sympathy, good relation, anything positive at all and, especially, the wish to save and protect this person, who did these terrible things to you? How? Is he masochist? That’s not how brain and psychology works, you know? Every single person in clear mind would avoid this person or attack this person in attempt to defend himself. Tortured by person > feeling sympathy to that person… ??? Why didn’t he fall in love with Petelgeuse, ah? He also have made Subaru suffer, as Rem. There couldn’t be any good relation between Subaru and Rem in the first place, let alone love. Nohow. This is HUGE plot hole. Talking about “reasons”. Funny.


    2. Because he fell in love with Emilia first , was probably one of the first girls he talked to and didn’t have any communication with any other human or friend other than his parents . She is gorgeous , cute and has a good personality . I don’t know if it counts but she is a princess . And if you want we can count 2-3 times that Rem killed Subaru . So yea .
      And in the end Rem confessed her love way late to the series , although it was a little obvious from before , and you can’t just give up on your love the moment another girl says she loves you . Plus it wasn’t hard to convince Rem for a treesome .

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  8. “So now, it’s just question of Emilia-tan.” I believe you are missing ‘the,’ so it reads “So now, it’s just the question of Emilia-tan.”
    Hope you get well soon chicken.
    Nice to have Emilia back in action to retake the trial.

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  9. As always amazing job you’re doing, we will never be thankful enough for what you’ve done so far and still are doing.
    On the other hand, I tried contacting you through the site a few days ago, and still didn’t get an answer. Any chance you’d take a look ? :p

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  10. Thank you for translating this part even though you aren’t feeling too good Chicken-sama, we all appreciate your effort, and with the best intentions we wish that you get well soon, keep it up 🙂

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  11. I like what you did for the chapter picture , part 2-3 ” Emelia’s closed eyes ” part 3-3 ” Emelia’s opened eyes ” .
    and of course thanks for the translation and wish you a good heath

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  12. “Tasting it faint, lingering warmth”
    Would it be tasting its faint, lingering warmth, or maybe “tasting the shadow of its faint, lingering​ warmth” to possibly flow better with ” the already cold tea”?

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  13. This chapter had some really good moments and I would like to see it animated , but really isn’t Subaru all in the face love confessions a little uncomfortable to watch ? How do they plan to show them on anime . Probably like they are now . But it will be cringy at first .

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    1. they will zoom on subaru and emilia all the time and at the end some1 will cough and then there will be some stupid commend and then stupid laugh from every1 and then we will see, while all laughing or something, lewes will talk to garfiel and herself.

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  14. So what are the specific step by step processes you take in order to translate these? I kind of want to attempt translating the “What if” Rem chapters, but direct translation is obviously horrendous. I don’t particularly know how the online thesaurus/dictionaries or the japanese to chinese come into effect.

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    1. The thesaurus is for better word choices, the online dictionary provide the most accurate English counterparts for certain words. It’s could mean lot of look-ups if you aren’t familiar with the meaning behind Kanji characters, especially for slang terms.

      If you only know English, you could try using Google translate as a basis. It has improved a lot since a year ago, but when it misinterprets the meaning of a sentence it misinterprets it in a way that could be very hard to spot and very confusing if you aren’t careful.
      I tried it that way recently but it feels like more trouble than it’s worth.


      1. Hello chicken my name is JAngel and I love how u guys have been translating this for all of us im not trying to talk smack but ive been noticing more and more grammar and some spelling mistakes have been occuring on recent chapter updates and I figured since my strongest field is reading and writing I wouldnt mind proofreading or helping in some way like that idc about credit I just want to help u upload faster because I FUCKING love this series and I cant wait to see how this will end I already have an idea but we wont know till the end 😀 please contact me in the email provided if u consider taking me on. P.S this is just a comment and im too lazy to type everything correctly atm but i assure u im a great reader and writer and when i start, i wont bring u anything but the best 😀

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        1. They are usually typos when I am revising.
          Whenever you see a mistake please leave a comment and I’ll fix it as soon as I see it!
          I try to weed out as much I can before I releasing, but sometimes I read over them without noticing and have to fix it after people find it.

          It’s hard to get help proofreading since I release as soon as a chapter is ready. If I wait for proofreaders it’ll take at least an extra day before chapters can be released.
          But please do leave me comments telling me where the problems are!


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  17. Yay, squad! Is Emilia improving? It will be good to hear, I guess this competition with Subaru will lead to a better Emilia.
    I liked too much those exchanges between the two of them, cute.
    Thanks for the read.


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