Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 26 [Impaction] (Part 2/4)



Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken


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While Subaru was trying to search for some excuse, Roswaal held him back with three drawn-out calls. Having been cut off this way, Subaru shot him a sharp and perilous glare. But Roswaal only waved his hand, pretending not to notice it,

[Roswaal: The fact of what actually happened, is no~~t the issue here. The real issue is the fact that Emilia-sama is firmly convinced of the idea, “I am the one who froze the forest”]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Roswaal: To Emilia-sama, this is the truth of what happened. Consequently, the Trial which Emilia-sama must face is also based upon this version of the truth. ――In tha~~~t case, just what do you think we should do?]

[Subaru: You……. what are you even thinking?]

Asking this question as if they were playing some lighthearted game, it was impossible to fathom what was going through Roswaal’s mind. As if he couldn’t take it anymore, Subaru wrenched out these words.
Just how… how could this man keep smiling in a situation like this?

[Subaru: I don’t expect you to sympathize with Emilia’s past, or feel for her or anything of the sort, but…… if you know full well the weight of that burden, and know what pain must be going through her heart, then what the hell are you doing having so much fun while she is sent in to challenge the impossible Trials?]

[Roswaal: Fu~~~mu]

[Subaru: What is wrong with you!? You…… don’t you want Emilia to be King? You are the one who is going to make her King, aren’t you? I know what you are trying to do. You think letting Emilia liberate the Sanctuary will win her the support of both Arlam village and the Sanctuary…… that I understand……]


[Subaru: On the other hand, when it comes down to the critical moment you’re just leaving Emilia to her own devices. If she cannot liberate the Sanctuary, then the whole game falls apart…… how can you just sit around as if there’s nothing to worry about when the situation has come to this deadlock!]

[Roswaal: …………]

[Subaru: I’ve said it before. I won’t rest until I’ve made Emilia King. And I intend to make that true…… As for you, do you really intend to make her King?]

[Roswaal: ――Without a doubt]

Roaring, his shoulders trembling, Subaru asked Roswaal this heartfelt question. But, at the end of his last question, Roswaal’s answer came down like a bucket of cold water on his seething face.
In front of his eyes, Roswaal didn’t move an inch―― with steady eyes, his gaze was fixed dead upon Subaru. Then, he,

[Roswaal: Do I intend to make her the King? Certainly, I do. ――Other than myself, there is no one else who would wish more for her to be King. Not even Emilia-sama herself, or a man like you, can match my desire for this, or the reason for my conviction]

[Subaru: Ros……waal?]

[Roswaal: That you would hound me like this, and doubt my motivations, is truly laughable. Absolutely, laughable. ――Are we still not there yet, after all?]

There was rage in his quiet words, and it was the first time Subaru ever sensed this from Roswaal.
But, halfway through, the heat vanished from his impassioned words, until, at last, it fell to a whisper and scattered like mist. In the end, with a final profound musing, he brought his speech to a close, and,

[Roswaal: Subaru-kun. Unfo~~tunately, this will be all for tonight. I a~~m still recovering from my wo~unds. At least, I hope you’d grant me a little re~st]

[Subaru: We’re…… no, nevermind]

Subaru reached out his hand, trying to hold Roswaal back from one-sidedly ending the conversation, but he realized it would be futile, and drew it back again.
Ending their talk in a lighthearted tone, Roswaal plainly refused any further discussion. Since he had already been rejected this way, even though the person was still lying in the bed right in front of him, it was already too late to ask anything more.

Shaking his head, holding back his disappointment, Subaru turned his back to the bed.
He had already said what he came here to say. Whether or not the situation of the villagers of Arlam would change for the better is still unknown, but Lewes will probably not refuse Roswaal’s request.
If that much can be done, then the stagnating circumstances will at least move forward. Even though, for Subaru, there were still many more hurdles to come.

[Roswaal: ――Subaru-kun]

Just as he was about to leave the room, Roswaal’s call stopped him. Halting his legs, and looking back, he saw that Roswaal had already laid his head down on the pillow, and was not looking at him.

[Roswaal: The Qualification… you’ve received it?]

[Subaru: Ah. Yeah, haven’t I mentioned it yet? Yeah. I took the Trial too. Actually, if going inside is like getting baptized with that stuff, then maybe you could……]

[Roswaal: ――No~ no, that will not be possible. I’m afraid the Tomb will not accept me. The fact that I carry these scars of rejection should make that clear enough]

Having glossed over the part about the Qualification, and recalling their conversation from the previous world, Subaru raised his brows in astonishment. In the previous world, when he told Roswaal that he had challenged the Trials, he could remember Roswaal’s expression turning terribly dark.
But this time, there was only a tinge of loneliness that didn’t seem noteworthy at all.

[Roswaal: ……Choose what is best, Subaru-kun]

[Subaru: What?]

[Roswaal: In this place, you are the one person who could move most freely. You are completely unbound by the Sanctuary. Nor are you constrained by any obligation to the Royal Selection]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Roswaal: Go on being guided by your desires, go on struggling, until you hold everything within your hands. To agonize, and to be lost, and only then can you obtain it…… Even if it would not satisfy you, even if you could not understand it, see it through to the end]

Roswaal said this without showing his face. Without the usual clownish intonations, Subaru was stunned by these uncharacteristically cynical remarks, and could only stand there stupidly on the spot.
Until, after a little while had passed, he suddenly realized that Roswaal had been saying those words to himself.

[Subaru: Hey…… that’s, not like you at all. What’s wrong, Ros-chi?]

[Roswaal: Sometimes I want to try something different, tha~~t’s all. ――I suppose, it seems I didn’t ma~ke it]

There was no way he could understand that open-ended sentence. But, just as he was about to ask, Roswaal waved his hand on the bed, urging Subaru to leave.
Seeing this, standing in front of Roswaal, who had turned away from him, Subaru let out a long, drawn out sigh through his nostrils,

[Subaru: Good night]

And, leaving this behind, he stepped out of the room.

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Next Part 3/4:


I made it!!!!! There’s 10 minutes left before I have to leave for work,

This time I tried deep reading and memorizing everything beforehand and then translate after I wake up. The brain processes the information into long term memory overnight and already knows what to say. Oooooh I’m hyped!

I proofread it a couple times afterwards, and it feels fine… but if I’m delusional and there are typos and awkward sentences everywhere please let me know asap I’ll go fix it ok I’m going to be late bye!


+I’ll try to finish Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend!


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48 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 26 [Impaction] (Part 2/4)

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  1. Wow, that was fast! I just came to check up on comments only to find that you’ve posted another section! Let’s all give a round of applause to the great and mighty Chicken!


  2. What if… if just if roswaal died and that’s why in the previous loop ram didn’t let anyone meet roswaal or why garfiel changed his mind about emilia taking the trial and let subaru take it instead.
    That was a really heartfelt advice ros-chi


  3. I checked my notification jusssssst incase.. and WOOOHOO got noti for TWO chapters!! Was confused a while thinking theres gotta be a mistake XD
    Thank you Chicken sama for your hardworks 😀


  4. [Subaru: On the other hand, when it comes down to the critical moment you’re just leaving Emilia to her own devices. If she cannot liberate the Sanctuary, then the whole game falls apart…… how can you SIT JUST around as if there’s nothing to worry about when the situation has come to this deadlock!]
    The all caps words should be reversed. Other than that I found 0 mistakes! Great job Chicken! It’s amazing how you churned this one out and yet it’s so clean of errors!

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  5. Chicken ur amazing truly an amazing person and thanks for putting in your time to this and we all love you for it I’m not that good with words bit this is the best I can thank you if it weren’t for you I don’t know what I would do I am completely upsest with re zero and you allow me to read it instead of searching every day when season 2 will come out thank you from the bottom of my heart


  6. Thank you a bunch if I could understand Japanese text I believe I would do a few fan translations however what you have done is far more than a few, therefore, I have to say thank you 😀


  7. Hey chicken again 😀
    “fathom what was through Roswaal’s mind”
    There’s a “going” missing there. Thanks as always for the translation.

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  8. Since he had already been rejected this way, even though the person was still lying in the bed right in in front of him, it was already too late to ask anything more.

    I dont really sure, but i think there are too much “in”. Correct me if i wrong.
    And [as always] thanks for the chapter


  9. oh wow, Ros-chi can be quite scary sometimes… i can actually imagine his stare towards subaru… ohhh frightening…
    hmmm that advise at the end tho, think he’s giving some clue to subaru that he knows him lol (or is it just me)
    as always thanks for this chapter chicken sama ❤


  10. Thank you so much. I started reading the web novel about a week ago and I’ve finally caught up. This is just so wonderful and I’m so grateful that you’re working hard to get these translations out. This story is my obsession and I’m indebted to you for this. You have my word, you’ll get my support for this. That’s not to say my support is special, but it’s what I can offer. I’ll be checking daily and feverishly for updates from now on. Thank you!!! 💛

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  11. GG Chicken, this is real dedication. Thanks for that.
    Roswaal is a complicated character, dammit, however he is right… Let’s see what Subaru will do.


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