Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 24 [False Start] (Part 2/2)



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[Garfiel: The hell y’want?]

[Subaru: You’re the strongest, aren’t you? You’re confident you’ll never lose to anyone, right?]

[Garfiel: Haa? Yer damn right. Don’t matter who it is. I’ll crush‘em, send‘em flyin’, kill‘em dead and come out on top]

Although a bit annoyed by Subaru’s question, Garfiel’s confidence didn’t waver for a bit. Encouraged by that response, Subaru nodded,

[Subaru: Once we get you out of the Sanctuary, there’s something that’ll require that strength of yours really soon. When that time comes, we’re gonna have to rely on you to be the strongest]

[Garifel: What ya talkin’ ‘bout?]

[Subaru: Prove to me what you told me just now, ok? I’ll be counting on you]

Patting the confused-looking Garfiel on the shoulder, Subaru headed back into Lewes’ house. When he opened the door and stepped in, the three people inside――Ram, Otto, and Lewes, all focused their sights onto Subaru. With their gazes washing over him, Subaru turned his steps toward the room where Emilia was sleeping.

[Ram: Barusu, Emilia-sama is still…]

[Subaru: Hmm, I think she’s woken up by now. ――Emilia-tan, I know you probably don’t want to come out, but we need to talk. Everyone’s waiting for you]

After calling through the door, he heard the faint sound of breathing coming from the other side.
Here was a brief hesitation. Then, after a few seconds had passed, the doorknob gently turned, and the door opened, revealing Emilia timidly standing behind it with her head slumped down.

[Emilia: Um…….Sorry I’m always causing you trouble. In the Tomb, and now as well……]

[Subaru: Being troubled by Emilia-tan is no trouble at all. I want to do it, so it’s fine. More importantly, are you feeling heavy or hurt anywhere? If you feel strange anywhere, I’ll gently rub it for you and make it all better]

[Emilia: Mm. When I fell down I think I hit my waist or something so it aches a little bit……]

[Subaru: Understood. I’ll start to carefully…… Ram-san? Ram-san? The pointy end of your cane is jamming into my liver area!?]

While Subaru was busy cracking a joke bordering on sexual harassment, Ram snuck up behind him, pulled out her cane, and jabbed him with it. When he pointed that out to her, she made no reply and only jabbed him harder, until Subaru yelped like a puppy and jumped out of the way.

[Ram: Emilia-sama, how are you feeling? Please forget Barusu’s insolent remarks, and tell Ram everything about your physical condition]

[Subaru: What you’re not even going to give a comment on what you did!? Look, I’m seriously kinda bleeding here. It even went through all these layers of clothes, just how much strength were you putting in?]

Subaru protested while rubbing at the jolting pain left over in his lower back. Ram only sent him a sidelong glance as if she was looking at an insect, and snorted [Hah]. Then, turning back to Emilia,

[Ram: Then you are alright, Emilia-sama? If there are no problems with your health, then……]

[Emilia: A-ahuh, I’m fine. We have to……talk about what happened during the Trial, don’t we?]

Having guessed what Ram was going to say, Emilia nodded and stepped forward into the middle of the room. Garfiel soon came in as well, and so all the usual faces now circled around Emilia.

Then, under the gazes of everyone around her, Emilia stammered out an explanation of the Trial and its outcome, just as she did last time. If there was just one difference…..

[Otto: So then, how come Natsuki-san is alright after going inside?]

Otto raised his hand a little, and asked on behalf of everyone.
Until that question was raised, Subaru hadn’t explained any of the information from his side. Part of it was because he wanted to hear Emilia’s thoughts about the Trial, but also,

[Subaru: I told you, didn’t I? I got the Qualifications, so I can go inside. If you ask me where I got it from, it was probably when I went inside the Tomb yesterday afternoon. And as for what happened when I went inside…… I took the same kind of Trial Emilia-tan did. But it kinda looks like I passed mine]

Subaru’s announcement ignited an uproar throughout the room.
Emilia, who had taken the same Trial and failed, was even more shocked than everyone else. She stared at Subaru in silence, with a baffled look in her violet eyes.
Subaru nodded to her, and,

[Subaru: Just to get this out of the way, the reason I passed the Trial wasn’t because I was better or anything. The Trial was about facing your past. I’ve already made peace with mine beforehand, so it was basically just a BONUS STAGE for me]

[Lewes: I don’t know what a “bo-nas” is, but if Su-bo passed the Trial……hmph, that’s a surprise]

[Ram: However, based on what Emilia-sama said, the Trial doesn’t end with just one stage, correct? Since the word “first” was mentioned, one would expect there to be more]

Ram said this as Lewes seemed to accept it as it is. While nodding at them both, Subaru stole a glance at Emilia. She still kept her silence, and there were waves of complicated emotions carried within her eyes.
Subaru tried to imagine what she might be feeling inside her heart, but he soon shook away this naive notion.
There was the time limit imposed upon him on the one hand, and the difficulty of Emilia’s Trial caused by her Past on the other. Having to balance the two at once, there weren’t many options left to him. Therefore,

[Subaru: I heard something when I passed the Trial…… Apparently, if two challengers go in at the same time, the next Trial won’t start. Then we’ll have to wait for a different day to go in again]

[Ram: ……Hmm, which means?]

[Subaru: If Emilia-tan and I enter the Tomb together, Emilia-tan’s Trial will start while my Trial…… basically, I won’t be able to start the second Trial]

[Otto: W-wa-wait a minute, Natsuki-san]

Just as Subaru finished his sentence, Otto immediately cut himself in. Seeing Subaru pretending not to notice his unsettled gaze, he stuck his hand into his light-greyish hair, and,

[Otto: By the sound of what you just said, Natski-san, you’re planning to challenge the Trials as well? But wasn’t this whole thing supposed to set up an achievement for Emilia-sama so that…..]

[Subaru: Otto, you dumbass]

Subaru tried to stop Otto from blurting it all out, but it was too late. And Otto, realizing that he had just said something he shouldn’t have, quickly covered his own mouth. But everyone else―― including Emilia, had already heard what he was trying to say.
Otto awkwardly held his breath, and Subaru stared at him with eyes of disdain. And Emilia, looking at them both from a distance,

[Emilia: What did you mean, just now?]

[Subaru: Emilia-tan, let’s calm down. That was uh……]

[Emilia: Don’t try to dupe me, tell me properly. ――Please, Subaru]

Emilia’s eyes clung onto Subaru, pleading.
No boy would have had the heart to refuse a beautiful girl’s tearfully-voiced plea, and he would not be Natsuki Subaru if he could refuse such a plea from Emilia. He wished he had the willpower to say no, but Subaru dropped his shoulders and abandoned his hesitation,

[Subaru: If Emilia-tan passes the Trials, the villagers of Arlam will be freed from being hostages, and the residents of the Sanctuary will be released from their bondage to this land. If you could overcome the Trials, you will gain the support of both of these two camps…… that was the real plan behind all this]

[Emilia: ……Is, that so. So you knew, Subaru?]

[Subaru: No no, I didn’t notice anything at all until someone told me]

Seeing Emilia clearly shaken before him, Subaru held up his chest and brazenly lied. In front of Subaru’s shameless lie, Ram and Otto looked at him as if they were chewing on something bitter, but Subaru hinted to them to keep quiet by shooting them both a glance.
Then, turning back to Emilia,

[Subaru: All of it was Roswaal’s plan. Honestly, I’m even suspecting whether his injuries are just a part of the performance]

[Emilia: Even Roswaal wouldn’t go that….. why can’t I finish that sentence. Looking at the
situation now, it does seem like something he would do]

[Subaru: I’d hate to let everything go along with that guy’s intentions…… I would be joking if I told you that was my main motivation, but that’s definitely a part of it. But more than that……]

Emilia looked confused, and lowered her head. Subaru bent down beside her to look up at her face from below, and saw her long eyelashes trembling with surprise.

[Subaru: I want to become your strength. I don’t know what you saw when you faced your past, but if it brings you so much pain, so much heartache, and so many tears…… then I want to offer you my hand]

[Emilia: ……Subaru]

[Subaru: If the goal is to take the Trials and liberate the Sanctuary, then it’s fine if I do it. If an achievement is needed, then you can have all of mine. My achievements are your achievements. No matter who it is, everyone has a past…… but nothing good comes out of believing that all of them have to be resolved]

Last time, in the World before his death, those were the words Garfiel had said to him.
In front of Subaru, who had wanted Emilia to continue challenging the Trial even knowing the pain that facing her past would cause her, Garfiel had said this about the need to overcome the past.
That new perspective had struck Subaru like a thunder on a clear day.

Emilia widened her eyes in surprise, and bit her lips with an expression like she was sinking into thought.
Subaru understood why she would be conflicted. The truth is, deep down, she must be frightened of facing her past. But because she is so pure and noble, she wouldn’t possibly consider pushing this burden onto someone else. And it was for this reason that she was so conflicted.

There was no way to say for sure that the remaining Trials wouldn’t wound Subaru’s heart just like her Past had wounded hers.

[Subaru: It’s alright if you have to think about it. I understand it’s not something you can decide right away. ――But if it’s alright, I hope you can at least let me have one day tomorrow]

[Emilia: One day, tomorrow……?]

[Subaru: Either way, I can’t be the kind of devilish-instructor who drags an exhausted Emilia-tan into the Tomb like “Go take the Trials!” Since I still have plenty of energy left, I should be the one to go next, even if it’s just to do a practice-run into the second Trial. And if I end up passing the Trial, that’s even better, isn’t it?]

If he could gain a single day, and then gain another day after that, then by passing the Trials as soon as he could, he could liberate the Sanctuary on the day after tomorrow.
He would relieve Emilia’s burden, accomplish his goal, and have enough time left over to save everyone at the Mansion. That would be the most ideal result.

Subaru knew that Emilia would be shaken by his proposal.
It bothered him to be deceiving her at a time when she was most vulnerable, but it’s a technique in negotiation to throw down a large issue first before following it up with the smaller and more vital ones.
Since her mind was still not at ease, after hesitating to accept the first one, she would not be able to bring herself to deny his proposed concessions.

Tomorrow and the day after, Subaru will pass the Trials. There will surely be another opportunity to give Emilia the time to stand back up.
But that time isn’t now. There isn’t enough time, and the uncaring hand of Fate had――

[Garfiel: Y’expectin’ us to just listen quietly while y’move the conversation along any way y’like?]

Just as Subaru’s improvised tactic was about to succeed, a voice stopped him from behind.
The golden-haired obstructor narrowed his fierce emerald-green eyes, and, clacking his sharp canine fangs, took a step forward――

[Garfiel: I say, other than Princess…… Emilia-sama, I ain’t agreein’ t’anyone else takin’ the Trials. At least, I defin’tly defin’tly defin’tly, ain’t gonna let you be th’one to free us]

[Subaru: Wha――!?]

Those were words he never expected to hear.
Subaru tried to make sense of the words that had been thrown at him, but unable to connect the speaker to the content of what was spoken, Subaru only groaned in confusion.
Watching as Subaru’s eyes wavered, as if slamming down reality in front of someone who could not understand it,

[Garfiel: Y’listenin’? Do I have t’say it again? I ain’t gonna approve of anyone other than Emilia-sama takin’ the Trials. Get that into yer head, think of it as my condition, and not even the Granny’s gonna change that]

Just like this, Garfiel crumpled up the skin of his nose, and spat this out with his displeasure in full display.

-=Chapter 24 End=-


I got back home! I just want to go to sleep T_T

Matthew sent me a draft for the first part of Chapter 25, I’ll start on it as soon as I wake up!

Please let me know if you find typos or missing words! ❤


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45 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 24 [False Start] (Part 2/2)

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  1. I don’t really get why garfield would be so upset about the trials… it doesnt matter right who clears it, as long as they are cleared, right?
    mhh let’s see where this goes. 🙂


    1. i think its because he has a decent personality deep down and the first time he couldnt stand to see emilia suffering and the second time as she hadnt been in pain for the last few days hes in support of her over subaru as their savior


  2. Thank you chicken for the translation.
    But what might be the reason for Garfiel to change his opinion when he was the one to set the condition that Subaru should pass the trials before return by death occured.
    Damn, can’t wait for the next translation


    1. I suspect Garfiel made a deal with Roswaal in exchange for something. Maybe in the last world, Roswaal instructed Garfiel to ask Subaru to take the Trials, but in this world, Roswaal hasn’t asked him yet.


      1. I don’t think that Roswaal has a motive to do such a thing , at least I can’t think for a reason to do this . I could be wrong ofc .
        I believe that Garfiel didn’t like the way Subaru acted . It was his words in a previous loop true , but he said it after letting Subaru and Emilia put all their effort for 3-5 days ( don’t remember ) .

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    1. Holy shit this makes too much sense! I just finished reading the chapter so I’m gonna work with this theory in mind for now. It is reasonable to assume Garfield doesn’t have any liking towards the witch, for she is the reason he can’t leave the Sanctuary.


  3. Why garfiel why?! Do you just hate the idea of going along with subaru’s plan like how subaru hates to go along with roswaal’s plan


  4. I have 2 questions .
    First where do you see these translations .
    Second why you don’t read them from there , if you are not already ? I mean if he has translated the entire arc 4 you don’t have to wait .


  5. WTH garfiel???!!! okay why does your condition has changed. damnn. what to do now subaru? ganbatte!
    ty chicken sama, how’s your app? or game?


    1. im guessing the reason is simple, they were driven into a corner last time. So garfiel didn’t care who passed the trials. But this time its only the beginning and he wants Emila to pass the trials.


  6. Garfiel is weird. It was him the one who said to leave Emilia out in the future, and now he’s saying she has to or he won’t accept it?

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    1. im guessing the reason is simple, they were driven into a corner last time. So garfiel didn’t care who passed the trials. But this time its only the beginning and he wants Emila to pass the trials.


      1. Which means his convictions are strong but fickle (he’s apushover for whatever thing he’s set on at any time, but he’s relatively easy to change opinions with time).


  7. That sound like huge informatoin. But ABSOLUTELY needs Mr Chicken touch, or it wouldn’t be the same


    1. thats the reason im sticking with mr chicken too. it was just a question @xristos1710. This was an idea to fasten the translation, nothing more. if you want to find other translations just ust


  8. Seriously is Garfiel is out of his mind????~Why he has changed his condition????*By the way Thanks for feeding your chickens.😀😁😀


  9. Dang! Garfiel is really stepping up to the plate this time around. This is getting interesting. Can’t wait to read what happens next. Thank for all your hard work chicken. You and your team continue to amaze me. ; )


  10. I assume since this is much earlier in the timeline the drain on the supplies hadn’t reached critical mass amount the villagers so Garf still wants Emilia to pass, where as later allowing Suburu to take them was the easy way out.


  11. Subaru need to push Emilia’s back to pass the trial, i got little bit bored by this “i need to do it for Emilia” because that way Emillia will never have any character development at all.


  12. First of all, thank you Chicken for another great translation. Second, I have a theory on Garfiel’s actions. If this sounds ridiculous, I’m sorry. I’m just adding to the list of theories. Anyway, I think that maybe the reason why Garfiel had a different condition is because he’s starting to fall in love with Emilia (and yes, I know he likes Ram, but maybe that could have changed). I think this because in chapter 23 part 2/3, he mentioned hating seeing Emilia coming out of the tomb after every failed attempt, crying her eyes out (I could be wrong, if so, correct me). Also, in this chapter he was very quick to object to the idea of Subaru completing the trials. This might be because he really wants to see Emilia succeed as a result of his liking for her.

    Again, this is just a theory. I hope I’m wrong because if I’m right, that means that Subaru has competition.

    Oh well, whatever the reason for Garfiel’s unexpected change of mind, now Subaru can get the villagers home and save the mansion ASAP without any opposition from Garfiel.

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  13. i thought lewes was in charge about those condtions? 😐 anyway 1 possibillity is coz of the rbd he got more stench and how they described his nose, but its abit weird coz the stench supposed to be on him all the time. the roswal theory seems wrong too but who knows, and last 1 maybe garfiel just didnt see emilia suffering for 3 days so he thought that at the beginning too, and changed his mind.
    thanks for the chapter! really waiting for more now


  14. Hi again. “By the sound of what you just said, Natski-san” is missing the “u”. Otto’s dialogue. And as always thanks for your hard work


  15. Thank you so much for the translation Chicken! It always makes my day, and I’m sure a lot of others’ day, 100% better when I see a new chapter posted. You’re doing amazing work! Thank you again!

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  16. Maybe since Garfield thinks he is such a bad ass or Strong and doesn’t like to be left out of the decision making process. Plus the fact that it’s still only the first attempt of the trial. Or maybe Roswall put him up to ask Subaru like someone else said.


  17. Thanks for the translation again Chicken-sama! I believe everything occuring at the sanctuary and mansion are Roswaals intentions, and from the looks of things right now, he seems to have made a contract with Ram, considering how she feeds information to him in the anime, as well as us knowing that he has a gospel and that the gospel can see what is occuring in the future, I believe Rem is supposed to see conditions fit what the gospel says. But hey, thats just a theory, a WebNovel Theory! Thanks for translating [Chicken-sama]


  18. @SakawaPyaa
    what do you talking about? i didnt say anything about Subaru you don’t know anything. only you show yourself like wiseacre here


  19. It would have been just too neat, come on! So is Garfiel really supporting/believing in Emilia or are there other explanations behind this behaviour? We’ll see, meanwhile thanks for the amazing work.


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