Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 41 [Tiger] (Part 3/3)


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Omair, Fairouz, Lee, Roanz, Sude, Unseen Feet, Dor, Aaron for your help on the Live Draft!)



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After Subaru and Patrasche sped into the forest, the two were left facing each other without anything to stand between them.

Seeing Ram holding her wand readied and unflinching, Garfiel stuck a finger towards the forest where Subaru had vanished, and,

[Garfiel: Y’just had t’say those unnecessary things. Gonna be a pain in the ass chasin’ him now]

[Ram: You think I will let you leave?]

[Garfiel: Y’think y’can stop me? Be a huge mistake if y’think th’balance between us hasn’t changed since the old days. And don’t think I’ll go easy just because I like ya]

Cracking his knuckles, Garfiel threatened once more. But he knew full well that this was not a girl who could be intimidated. In fact, Ram didn’t seem affected at all. Garfiel roughly scratched at his spiky blond hair,

[Garfiel: Ram, what’re y’doin’? What’s th’point? If there’s a point I ain’t heard about it. Y’doin this on Roswaal’s orders?]

[Ram: ……Sorry, Garf. It is Ram’s own will to be here. It has nothing to do with Roswaal-sama’s orders. At least, I see no need to ask Roswaal-sama’s instructions at this point]

Hearing Ram say this resolutely, Garfiel, who was beginning to have the same doubts that Subaru had earlier, furrowed his brows with the exact same confusion at her answer.
Looking at her with an increasingly bitter expression,

[Garfiel: I don’t get it, Ram. I’m gettin’ it even less now that it ain’t on Roswaal’s orders, I can’t think of a single reason why y’be doin’ this]

[Ram: Really?]

[Garfiel: Uh――?]

[Ram: Do you really not understand…… why Ram is doing this, Garf?]

Asking calmly, Ram’s expression and tone were no different than usual. But, listening, Garfiel’s expression changed under her gaze.
Confusion. Doubt. Shock. And wrath.

[Garfiel: You……]

Taking one step forward, Garfiel’s heel ravaged the ground beneath it. Gnawing his fangs in an expression of unbearable rage, he narrowed his eyes towards Ram,

[Garfiel: I don’t fuck’n believe it. You’d do somethin’ like this……]

[Ram: ――For Frederica, and for you, Garf]


Roaring, Garfiel stamped down his foot sending the ground caving in, and, with a boom, the surface shattered beneath his foot.
Plumes of smoke billowed out as the nearby trees tilted from the force. The forest cowered in fear, and the air was silenced in terror of his rage.
Yet, in the face of that wrath, Ram’s expression remained cool and unfazed,

[Ram: Do you think anyone will agree with you when you throw tantrums like an obstinate child? Garf, how long are you going to keep running in circles in this narrow forest?]

[Garfiel: Don’t y’talk like y’know everything! You…… you n’Frederica, you who abandoned the Sanctuary what could y’know, ahh!?]

Ram’s words, like she was chiding a small child, did not reach the enraged Garfiel in the end. But unlike the way he stomped into the ground before, this time, he only kicked at the earth without force.

[Garfiel: For me? It’s for me? You…… that’s exactly what I can’t believe. Now it’s already come t’this, how dare y’tell me that……? ]

[Ram: Garf……]

[Garfiel: Did I ask for yer sympathy? Don’t look down at me all high n’mighty. Me, Granny, or the others, we never asked for your pity]

Covering his face with his palm, his breathing ragged, Garfiel wrenched out these words.
A figure that seemed almost tragic, and slouching made its stature appear even smaller than it was.
Taking deep breath after deep breath, Garfiel took his hand off of his face, and,

[Garfiel: Enough. I ain’t listenin’ no more. Turn back to th’Sanctuary now. Do it and I’ll forget this. I still gotta go chase down that bastard]

[Ram: I refuse, Garf. If anyone should concede, it is you. Even if I go back, the approaching ruin is unavoidable. You understand this as well, don’t you?]

[Garfiel: Just go back. I ain’t askin’ again. Go back and stay there till the Trials’ over]

[Ram: No, I will not return or wait. Nothing can come from standing idle. By stagnating in this place, the only thing that will remain in your palms will be ashes of what you hoped to achieve. For something so weak and vague, why do y……]

[Garfiel: Even so! It’s a lot better than having nothing left!]

Cutting Ram off, Garfiel looked up and barked. Etched into his expression was at once rage, jealousy, and sorrow.

[Garfiel: Ruin? So what? Long as I’m here I’ll take care of’it. This time, all of it, I’ll take care of all of it……]

[Ram: Garf, haven’t I always told you? ――That’s nothing more than compensatory behavior]

In the face of Garfiel’s detonated emotions, Ram still responded with single-minded calmness.
In direct opposition and impossible to converge, neither were willing to concede, and no compromise was coming.
Perhaps realizing this, Garfiel looked down and closed his eyes,

[Garfiel: Go back, Ram. This is… my final request. With all the feelings I have ever expressed for you, please. So……]

[Ram: Then, Garf. ――Will you abandon everything except for Ram?]

[Garfiel: ――――]

To Garfiel’s final, grief-filled plea, Ram’s reply was concise and crisp. Although, carried within it was something excruciating that pressed on the hearts of anyone who heard it.

Standing opposite her, Garfiel’s expression stiffened and his lips trembled.
Seeing this, Ram lightly cast down her eyes,

[Ram: Choose Ram over all the things in this world, see only Ram, love only Ram, do everything only for Ram, be loved only by Ram, forgive only Ram, and devote your entire being to Ram―― can you do this?]

[Garfiel: I-I……]

[Ram: Ram, can do this]

Placing a hand on her chest, Ram proclaimed to the stuttering Garfiel.
A quiet and unwavering will, alone filled her words as she lifted her face,

[Ram: ――Ram, can do this]

And that, was Ram’s final ultimatum to Garfiel.

Perhaps understanding this, for only an instant, all dominance vanished from Garfiel’s face. Only Ram was there to witness just what expression adorned his face in that instant.
Then, quickly shaking his head, and stowing all his exposed weakness deep within himself, he bared his fangs,

[Garfiel: I’ve always known… just how stubborn y’are]

[Ram: I could say the same to you. ――If I cannot truly be the most important thing to you, then Ram will not yield to you, Garf. Ram will not belong to anyone]

[Garfiel: Is that, so]

Facing each other, their gazes met.
Conclusions drawn, they acknowledged that neither would back down. Then, both, in a quiet voice,

[Ram: Goodbye, Garf]

[Garfiel: Farewell, Ram]

They exchanged these final words between them, full of affection.


――The forest trembled.
And a roar echoed out.


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[Subaru: Patrasche! Stop! I’m telling you to stop!]

Desperately pulling on the reins, Subaru frantically screamed to Patrasche as they galloped through the forest.
But the ground dragon had no intention of listening to her rider, and only single-mindedly sprinted along the rugged road, distancing them from the firing-line behind them.

Although Subaru had heard of panicked horses that would refuse to listen to their rider’s commands, this didn’t seem to be the case with Patrasche.
The ground dragon seemed no different from usual, and was consciously ignoring his commands.
In other words, she must have deemed Subaru’s commands unworthy of her obedience.

[Subaru: You are ignoring me… for my own good, aren’t you?]

[Patrasche: ――――]

While she would not listen to his commands, she did not simply throw her master off like she was pissed off, either. Every bit of Patrasche’s behavior had been overflowing with concern for Subaru, and Subaru, being tossed around on her back, was close to tears in gratitude and shame.
It was not simply because his ground dragon refused to obey him. He was disgusted with his own stupidity for failing to notice that even his ground dragon was worried about him.
And, alongside this, the matter that was still fueling Subaru’s self-despair in present continuous tense, was that,

[Subaru: But Ram’s in danger! I don’t want to believe that Garfiel will really do anything to hurt her…… but now…!]

Garfiel had made up his mind to kill Subaru. It was outside of his calculations that Ram would stand in his way, but now, just how would he rectify this miscalculation―― was too frightening to imagine.

Unable to save those at the Mansion, Subaru had already more or less come to terms with their sacrifice in this loop. But those terms did not include Ram. Completely unprepared to allow a further loss beyond his permitted range, it tore Subaru’s heart to pieces, resulting in this miserable state.

[Subaru: I hate……getting hurt too, but I can recover. So……!]

Pleading, his voice was almost crying. But Patrasche still ignored him.
With speed like the wind, the ground dragon did not slow down, and had no intention of listening to Subaru’s appeals. Ram and Garfiel were now far behind them. A tragedy unfolding in a place he could not reach.
The thought battered at Subaru’s heart. Why was his heart so weak, and why could it never be strong?

――And, this way, with his sights directed only into himself, repeating mistake after mistake, Subaru was bound to repeat the same failure.

[Subaru: ――Eh?]

Suddenly, his line of sight expanded as Patrasche broke through the tangled woods. Clinging tight onto her as they cleared the obstacled path, Subaru’s jaw dropped at the scene that opened before him.

[Otto: Wh-what happened, Natsuki-san? You’re back in such a hurry?]

The one who asked was Otto, looking just as stumped as Subaru.
It was the train of refugees that was supposed to have gone ahead. Somehow, Subaru had bumped right into the side of their column. He thought they had just been fleeing aimlessly through the forest, but Patrasche’s behavior certainly exceeded his expectations.

[Otto: I thought he didn’t let you leave? What happened to Garfiel?]

[Subaru: I-I don’t really know either…… but Ram and Patrasche……]

Trying to control his ragged breathing so he could speak to Otto, Subaru wiped the sweat from his brows with the back of his hand.
――In the next instant, an atrocious roar shook through the forest.

[Subaru: Wh――!?]
[Otto: Huh!?]

Throats frozen, eyes widened in shock, Subaru and Otto simultaneously startled and turned to the direction of the voice.
The thunderous roar shook the atmosphere and the hearts of men alike, and even the ground dragons showed signs of panic at its overwhelming force.
If there was a single creature unshaken by this scene, it was Patrasche, bearing Subaru on her back.

Thus, she was the first to judge the situation and react.

[Otto: Ah, Natsuki-san!?]

[Subaru: Hey, Patrasche!]

Immediately turning her head to the front of the line of carriages, Patrasche broke into a run. She headed towards the leading carriage―― and then further beyond that, sprinting without hesitation towards the Sanctuary’s exit, at end of the road ahead.
Leaving Otto’s call behind, Subaru felt the Divine Protection activate once again. He didn’t know the reason behind her action, but just as he was about to raise his voice to stop her,


An impact shook the ground, and Subaru heard a shriek coming from behind.
Involuntarily holding his breath and turning back his head, he gazed in the direction of Otto and the others.

In the left half of his vision, Subaru saw the scene that unraveled in the darkness of the forest.

Carriages sent flying. Ground dragons swallowed along in the impact, and passengers scattering into the air in screams and blood, dying the forest sky red.

[Subaru: ――a]

Witnessing this devastation, Subaru saw, under the airborne carcasses of the dragon carriages, a beast.

――Its whole body covered in golden fur, a gigantic tiger emerged in Subaru’s sight.


-=Chapter 41 End=-


Ram…… ;-; I loved this part so much…


Next Chapter:


(The Garfiel in the thumbnail is from @HaruSabin‘s amazing fan art!)


I’ll use the rest of today to prepare for Chapter 42. I’ll post the Live Draft when I start translating!


Chapter 42 Live Draft:


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76 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 41 [Tiger] (Part 3/3)

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  1. Should have expected this when the name of the chapter is ”Tiger” .

    Well I guess that the thing Otto was avoiding will be for the next chapter …
    Actually now that I think more about since the author just opens more questions every chapter , but not solving any , he will probably won’t reveal even that .

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    1. Regardless of what that beast is (whether it is Garf or not), Otto is dead 100% right now, the entire refugee line got hit directly.

      Ram is likely also dead, if that tiger is indeed Garf, the only way he’d be there is if he defeated Ram, which, from the looks of it, means that’s she’s dead too. I do not think that they said, specifically: “Goodbye” for nothing. I think they both knew that one of them would die.

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      1. I agree but what I don’t understand is…killing Subaru would have a negative effect on Emilia, (as he is her motivation after all) so why would Garf kill Subaru?
        Emilia can freaking freeze the entire sanctuary if she wants to….my only conclusion is that either Garf acting on instinct or he thinks even if the Sanctuary isn’t liberated he would still take care of the residents there and they don’t need the outside world.


        1. You bring up an EXCELLENT point!!!

          Here’s my answer, we simply don’t know!

          We were GOING to find out, but Ram interrupted Garf before he had a reasoning to explain why he’s doing such an unreasonable action!

          From Chap 41 Part 2/3:

          “In other words, Garfiel’s attack just now was the result of cold calculation. Just what did it mean――

          [Garfiel: I……]

          [Ram: No point listening to excuses, and it’ll be meaningless trying to persuade him, Barusu]”

          I think that this happened again in part 3/3 where Garf was gonna give some exposition as to his decision, but the conversation ended up going another way.

          Anyway, also, I think that (another?) reason might be because both Garf and Ram KNOW that something is coming that will occur REGARDLESS of Subaru’s life or death.
          (omg I Just realized they MIGHT have this knowledge because of their access to Gospels!!!)

          As shown by chap 41 Part 3/3:

          “[Garfiel: Enough. I ain’t listenin’ no more. Turn back to th’Sanctuary now. Do it and I’ll forget this. I still gotta go chase down that bastard]

          [Ram: I refuse, Garf. If anyone should concede, it is you. Even if I go back, the approaching ruin is unavoidable. You understand this as well, don’t you?]”

          Notice ram saying that the (approaching) ruin is (unavoidable). Some something or someONE is coming (honestly, fk intentional vagueness in stories lol). Maybe this something/one is gonna destroy or try to destory sanctuary and/or its residents without regard to Subaru. I have to through all of these and/ors in there because of the extreme vagueness of this threat.


          1. The unavoidable ruin probably refers to what happened in the previous loop where Subaru was eaten.
            If i’m not mistaken enough time should have passed so that the next day in this loop would be the same day where Subaru arrives at Sanctuary after Beako teleported him there. That probably also why Garf kept Subaru imprisoned for 3 days before letting him escape.


          2. Yes! you’re right! but now think about it!….if they know that something bad is coming then they would want to evacuate the sanctuary,however no one can leave because of the barrier, but when Subaru was eaten in the previous life, how come there were no bodies or blood or any sign of that? which means that they were able to escape but how? did emilia pass the Trials? unlikely….before this chapter I thought that THAT sanctuary where subaru died isn’t the real one but now I’m not sure


    1. and so i finally realize what ate subaru in the previous loop in which the sanctuary was abandoned. it was the same tiger, meaning that it was garfield


  2. Damn, Garfiel is a monster (figuratively and literally). I don’t know where he got this earth-shattering power (figuratively and literally), but hearing how strong he truly is, I don’t think Elsa could stand a chance.


    1. Elsa is smart and an experienced killer, even if she doesn’t stand a chance she’d probably survive somehow, after all she survived against Reinhard even tho he wasn’t serious


  3. Dang! I guess I never realized just how SAVAGE Garfiel is. I can’t even image why he’s going this far (killing Ram and those innocent villagers). That excange between between Ram and Garfiel is a real chapter stealer, I was one the edge of my seat the whole time. Thanks for the translations you make every wait worth it ; )


    1. The guy just had to kill (or possibly injure) the girl he loved since childhood, who took the side of that foul-smelling nobody. So he might be just a bit out of it right now.


    1. actually I know who/what ate Subaru that time…I think……I saw a spoiler, actually an illustration in LN but I still could be wrong cuz I didn’t read it.
      it could be this tiger or what I think I saw


  4. First Rem, and now Ram?…. Oh man, I feel horrible right now… Nooooo! Ram!!! Such tragedy for the twin sisters… 😥
    Well, at least now I can add Garf (in savage beast mode) to the possible beings that killed Subaru in the last loop, and ate him… Wow, even knowing some spoilers that I’ve read elsewhere, I still want to see Reinhardt vs Garf.

    Thank you for the chapter, Chicken! Haha! Love the tense, heavy moments between Ram and Garf. Hopefully, Subaru can find a way to save and prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again in the next loop.


  5. Hey Chicken, sorry that I didn’t help with part 3/3. For some reason I expected to receive an update once part 3 would start being translated, and ONLY NOW do I realize how stupid that is – seeing as how it is all one single document, so a single invite to the document is all that’s needed…

    I’ll look forward to helping out with translations as they get started :).

    Thank you a ton for your hard work!



  6. Sorry Chicken I wasn’t able to help with the live draft, I’ve been somewhat busy and also had to catch up on last chapter, but don’t worry, I will be there for the next draft!


  7. Is the tiger Garfiel’s demon form? We haven’t seen much of the faction that opposes the idea of the sanctuary being liberated. Why is Ram not following Roswaal’s orders anymore? I think Ram probably knows what terrible thing is going to happen in the Sanctuary.


  8. Hooollly. Don’t tell me that subaru will direct the beast towards the mansion where they’ll have a face off with Elsa.
    Maybe I’m just imagining things. Anyway, thank you for the chapter Chicken!


  9. Wait I was just seeing some comments up above about not being able to help with the live draft so I just wanna know how do we get to help with the live drift.. Do we just have to use Google Translate and make some editing where needed to make it all sound good or do we need to know Japanese


    1. Chicken translates it with good translate and then he makes it sound better I assume the latter is what other people help with.


    2. You guys can help me with catching typos and missing words, and point out if a sentence sounds confusing.
      You don’t have to translate anything, just make a comment in google docs when you see a typo. You can send me an email with your Gmail address and let me know you want to help, I’ll add you to the email list which will allow you to leave comments inside the draft.


  10. thanks chicken-sama !!
    I think there’s illustration of this scene in the light novel maybe you can use it as the thumbnail next chapter


  11. Why does it have to end on a cliffhanger every god damn time?! And who the hell was Garf’s dad? Him alone might be actually enough to make a mess out of Elsa, that if Subaru somehow avoids being killed on spot the moment he leaves the Witch’s grave next time.


  12. I’m sure he (Garfiel) has his own, good reasons, and having the witches scent can’t help Subaru, but I still can’t help but hate Garfiel right now.


  13. Wow…
    Ram and Garfiel!!!
    Looks like Rem and Subaru!!
    Such a terrible fate for twins sister
    I am so sad to read it


  14. Being unable to wait for this last 1/3 of the chapter i progressed through the next few chapters using google translate thinking that the arc was nearing its end… Boy was i wrong – can’t believe the arc actually extends to the whole “arc 4”, i.e. it’s 130 chapters long 😀 I was so sure there would be at most 1 more loop… and then I saw all the complications from the next chapters. I’ll probably be 2020 when this arc is fully translated.
    Keep up the good work, Chickensama!


  15. Great work master chicken your definetly doing the work of the gods 😇 Check this blog religiously can’t wait for an update.


  16. I think this chapter revealed to us that Garfiel has been trying to kill Subaru this entire time — likely because it is written in his gospel. All the kindness and reason during the first loop, and all the open suspicion thereafter, had been about making him vulnerable to an attack without the stress of the villagers revolting.


  17. Its that asshile Garf again, seriously HATE him right now….. killing those innocent villagers and probably Ram too, I hope someone gets him bad!


  18. Just why we’re getting more and more questions and ANY freaking answer….. it’s just frustrating, we’ve already got a ton of topics in which we can imagine and theorize but…. this is more than I can bear, I want to read the Japanese Noveeeel 😦

    BTW great work as always Chicken-Sama!


  19. At this point i fucking hate Garfiel and Ram, both obnoxious assholes, if i had the power to do something about them, i would keep them locked up in the same cell, taking their limbs apart one by one and then fixing it again with healing magic and starting the process again, making the other person watch in horror as i complete the deed, these fucker Garfiel needs to die, i would love to see him be in pain and agony 24/7*365, i would create a place void of time just so that he doesn’t die of ageing and where i can torture him for eternity.


  20. Is it bad that the character I relate to the most is Otto? Man’s just tryna make some cash and gets emotionally attached, and he always makes the most logical decisions when others try to make decisions based on some other things. He seems like the character I’d be tbh.


  21. Who knew that Ram was like this? Cute. This Garfiel asshole is going way too far with his unreasonable logic. What is his problem, really.
    Thanks for the translations!


  22. Just how can Ram have any feelings towards this piece of trash(Grafriel) in the first place? I don’t get it. And I also don’t get this Ram’s uncharacteristic behavior. He is literally the most irritating character in the entire novel. I don’t care how Garfiel will end up later, it won’t change anything and especially my opinion on this piece of trash. And yeah, If Subaru really wanted to do anything about Ram, then it was soooooo hard to jump off from the Patrache. Whole chapter is just bullshit tbh and it was irritating to read.


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