Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 60 [A Tale Of The End Of The End] (Part 3/3)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Roanz, Rodolfo, Nero, Thomas, Bagel, Lucky,  Ben, Relaxing Gaming, Chris, Fox, Luis, Moose, Wolverine for helping me with proofreading on the Live Draft! <3)

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ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO TAPPEI NAGATSUKI, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF RE:ZERO, THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FREE JAPANESE WEB NOVEL INTO ENGLISH
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/226/

Previous Part 2/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/02/rezero-arc-4-chapter-60-a-tale-of-the-end-of-the-end-part-2-3/

 

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――The instant he asked that question, Beatrice collapsed like a puppet that had lost its strings.

[Subaru: Bea――!?]

The girl’s knees fell to the floor, and with the sound of scattering paper, the pages of the Gospel in Beatrice’s arms scattered across the tiles.
The book she had so often carried with her, opened who knows how many times to run her fingers through it, now exploded from its binding at the impact of the drop as if the repetitive routine had worn away its integrity, spreading out like a white carpet over the surface of the floor.

[Subaru: The Gospel……wh?]

Watching several pages land at his feet, Subaru bent down and picked them up without thinking. Petelgeuse’s Gospel flashed across his mind with the image of its pages buried under small, dense scrawlings as if infected by the madness of its owner.
That was his impression before he picked up these pages―― but the moment he examined them before his eyes, that impression evaporated like a mist. Because,

[Subaru: What……th? They’re blank……?]

Turning them front and back, there was nothing recorded on the pages in his hands.
Frantically, he picked up the other pages at his feet, but there was nothing written on them either. He began to wonder whether the pages of the empty latter half had just happened to land near him, but,

[Subaru: No, how’s that possible…]

Crouching down, Subaru looked over each of the pages scattered around Beatrice, and realized it.
Of all the pages covering the floor around her, not a single one of them had a word recorded on it.
Of the hundreds upon hundreds of fallen pages, what were the chances of them all landing on their blank side?

[Subaru: It’s supposed to be a Gospel…… why’s there nothing on it?]

Rather than believe in a miracle where only the blank sides landed facing up, it would be far more reasonable to conclude that the pages were simply blank to begin with.
Yet, following from that reasonable conclusion, Subaru was struck by an another, all too unreasonable fact.

[Subaru: This is supposed to be one of only two complete Gospels, why’s there no future recorded in here? Is it because only the owner can read it? Maybe it’s not like Petelgeuse’s?]

Maybe it was a difference between the perfect and imperfect Gospels, but Subaru had only ever had an imperfect version for reference. The texts on that book were visible even to someone who wasn’t its owner. It had been in Subaru’s keeping ever since it lost its owner, and fortunately, there hadn’t been any new entries appearing.
Consequently, Subaru had been under the impression that the Gospel’s texts would be visible to anyone, regardless of who the owner was.

[Beatrice: It has been so…… so long]

[Subaru: ――huh?]

[Beatrice: How many years it has been… since that Gospel stopped showing Betty the future……]

Collapsed on the floor with her face downcast, Beatrice quietly whispered.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”, Subaru barely managed to control his urge to ask her while anxiously waiting for her next words.
Beatrice hunched forward and pressed her hands into the scattered pages, and clenched them until they crumpled. Her fingers were trembling, and her voice was interspersed with sobs.

[Beatrice: The role given to Betty is to watch over the Library of Knowledge. Until the day comes when we meet again, I will guard this place…… I suppose]

[Subaru: Library of Knowledge…… is that, here?]

Subaru stood up and looked over the countless bookshelves that filled the room. All the books stored here, a few of which he himself had flipped through, Subaru had always assumed to have belonged to the House of Mathers, but,

[Subaru: All the books here… are Echidona’s?]

[Beatrice: She was fond of…… gathering knowledge]

[Subaru: To the point where she’s calling herself a Witch, I guess]

She went so far as to call herself the “Incarnation of the Thirst for Knowledge”. Boasting of her desire for all the knowledge in the world, it was just what one would expect from someone bearing the name of “Greed”. The countless volumes collected on these shelves must just have been the result of her efforts.
And Beatrice would be the librarian of Echidona’s shelter of knowledge.

[Beatrice: From the sound of it…… you’ve been in the Tomb, I suppose]

[Subaru: Yeah, I have. I got treated badly and had a pretty painful experience…… but now I’m glad I went. Having Echidona as a confidant is kind of a double-edged sword, you know]

Even though she was the only person he could mention his Return by Deaths to, when he did, he had invited the wrath of the Witch of Envy. Since doing so again would mean another certain death, he intended to avoid it if he could. Though he would repeat it if he must.

[Subaru: ……Just now, you said the Gospel hasn’t shown you the future in years?]

[Beatrice: That is, the truth]

[Subaru: I’m not doubting you. No, I mean, I still am, but. Because, right? Otherwise, when you…… if there’s nothing written on the Gospel……]

――Then all those times she saved him, she had chosen to help Subaru.

In the loop before last, in the moments before their parting, Subaru had first learned of her Gospel’s existence, and it shocked him to no small degree.

He had been made to believe that Beatrice’s every action and every thought had been because it was recorded in the Gospel and her own feelings had no say in the matter.
And so, in spite of the distress of the girl before his eyes, somehow, he was more relieved to know that there was something real inside her.

To know that Beatrice’s actions were reflections of her own heart―― though he couldn’t understand why, he felt relieved nonetheless.
Even without knowing the reason, all along, Subaru had felt it.
Beatrice had been kind to him for no discernable reason at all, and he didn’t know what he could have done to make her feel this way.

[Subaru: Why…… did you help me? It wasn’t written in the Gospel, right? You could have just left me there]

He knew that it was an unfair and roundabout question.
Placing all the burden of answering on Beatrice, Subaru knew that he was only caring about what he wanted. He knew, and he chose this cowardly approach anyway.
Subaru just wanted to ask Beatrice, plain and simple.

――Do you think of me as your friend?

[Beatrice: Betty…… helped…… you, because……]

[Subaru: Yes. You’ve helped me so many times. You healed me when I was on the brink of death, you cured me from the Wolgarm’s curse, and when I was so ridden with curses that there was no doubt that I was going to die, you told me the truth]

And there were so many, many more occasions beyond that.
In the loops beginning in the Mansion, when Rem was murdered and no one in the Mansion trusted Subaru, only Beatrice and Emilia chose to save him.
In the time he spent being tormented by loneliness and fear, Beatrice alone kept her promise to him. It was a kindness from a lost world that remained only inside Subaru’s heart, one he could not allow himself to forget.
And so,

[Subaru: If you didn’t do it for your Gospel, then……]

[Beatrice: ――In the end, I was told……]

Tossing all the other questions aside, the only thing Subaru wanted to know was whether Beatrice considered him a friend.
Was she someone he could trust with all that he was―― now that Rem was gone, and Emilia’s weaknesses were laid bare before him, could Beatrice take their place?

In a sense, it was an all too selfish request.
And,

[Beatrice: ……that one day, “that person” will visit Betty’s library. And I must protect the library until then]

[Subaru: ……that person?]

[Beatrice: So I was told, I suppose. Until “that person” comes, Betty must keep watch over the library. Whether you are “that person” or not, Betty isn’t sure]

Subaru’s eyes flared with passion as he looked to Beatrice, but her melancholy words soon made them lose their lustre as his brows furrowed with uncertainty.
He couldn’t understand what Beatrice was saying. Impossible to understand. It was impossible, and yet――he had a feeling that he must stop her from saying what she was about to say next.

[Beatrice: Betty doesn’t know… whether you’re “that person” or not…… but]

[Subaru: Wait, Beatrice. We’re both getting a bit ahead of ourselves. Let’s just calm down and……]

[Beatrice: Whether you’re “that person”, or not…… it doesn’t matter, I suppose]

Beatrice lifted her downcast face.
Her two drill curls swayed with her movements. As if at a loss, as if hesitating, it was as if her heart was reflected within Subaru’s.
An ominous premonition tightened in Subaru’s chest, impossible to wipe away,

[Beatrice: Even if you’re not “that person”, I don’t care anymore. So…]

[Subaru: Bea――]

[Beatrice: Please kill Betty, and end this contract once and for all, I suppose. Bring an end to the end of the end. Betty wants to be released]

Tears welled up in Beatrice’s eyes, and a feeble smile appeared on her lips,

[Beatrice: You, will become “that person”――]

 

-=Chapter 60 End=-

 

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/07/rezero-arc-4-chapter-61-a-scream-from-four-hundred-years-ago-part-1-3/

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Betty…

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If anyone knows the source of the thumbnail image, please let me know!
The amazing thumbnail fan art is by @Halan! (Thanks Supok1937 for finding the source!)

And let me know if you spot any typos ❤

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Chapter 61 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-61-16239951

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/07/rezero-arc-4-chapter-61-a-scream-from-four-hundred-years-ago-part-1-3/

114 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 60 [A Tale Of The End Of The End] (Part 3/3)

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  1. The reason beako helped Subaru is quite simple ( it’s my opinion) she likes Subaru , because
    1. Subaru was one of the first who used to visit her nearly everyday.
    2. Since she doesn’t come out much ( hikikomori) Subaru knows how it feels to be one ( hikikomori) due to this his attitude is quite different with her than with others
    3. Her personality: spirit, alone for nearly 400 years (since echidona’s death) isolated from the outside world do to door crossing, rarely coming out of the library, no one bothered to find her. It’s kinda sad.
    Then suddenly someone comes, who would meet her everyday with his code breaker technique, chat with her like other people do.
    It sounded like Subaru is the Prince charming in her life!!!

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    1. the sad part is that contract, you should wait till someone worthy come,waiting for 400 years for something so vague…poor betry 😦

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  2. Beatrice, you silly. Subo still owes you for force breaking that contract you two made back in arc 2. Will he need the same conditions as back then to form a new contract now?

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  3. Oh nou ;w; Why did i come here?! I dont wanna read such things, at least I know how it’s going to continue. Didnt know that something like that would happen. Hopefully she will be reborn cx Great work again Chickensama! I think it was definitely worth waitin for that sweet beako time. Please dont let it be the true loop tho. I really hate it so far xD

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        1. Poor me, but a friend of mine spoiled this for me waaaayyy back at chapter 20. And he has read the whole thing, so yeah. He keeps on sighing when i tell him the chapter I’m on ;-; I won’t blame anyone tho. Translating stuff at this quality is very time-consuming.

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  4. Beatrice, Subaru knew [he] that he was only caring about what he wanted. He knew, and he chose this cowardly approach anyway.
    Subaru just wanted to ask Beatrice, plain and simple.

    There seems to be an extra “he” there, Chicken. Thank you for giving me another reason to look forward to the days ahead

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  5. Placing all the burden of answering on Beatrice, Subaru knew he that he was only caring about what he wanted.

    I think there are too much “he” in that line

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  6. Chicken-sama!
    Thank you for translating a whole bunch of these stuff for us.
    I’ve recently finished watching Re:Zero just last week and was really really really really happy there was someone like you translating the web novel for us.
    You’re like a light at the end of the road.
    Thanks a LOT!
    🙂

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  7. What the hell with them asking each other to kill the other?

    In the anime, ep. 17 I think, Betty said something to that extent. That she is tired of the hell and tragedy going on around her. Might she know the worlds Subaru’s left behind?

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    1. I mean she probably see all her friends get killed by Envy but had to stay in the library because of the contract. 😦

      We keep getting these hint that she is “lonely”. I recall before Subaru passed out from biting his tongue, she said don’t leave me all alone.

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  8. Omfg i feel dippressed now! Why beako wants to die? I wanna hug her for an hour!
    Thnx chicken-sama but you made me sad. Beako is my fav. Char.!!

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  9. CHICKEN I LOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEULOVEME

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  10. Oh Betty:(

    How long has she been trapped in there? Echidona’s been dead a few hundred years, right? So all that time she’s been trapped in that library watching members of Roswaal’s family be born, grow up, grow old & die, over & over. Same with people in the Sanctuary too presumably (though you’d think she might be friends or at least acquaintances with the Leweses? They’re roughly the same age aren’t they?)

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  11. Oh Beako… I’m fucking crying…

    Thanks for the wonderful translation, chicken. Now I’m relieved to understand more of the mind of Beatrice. And I can finally fill in the blanks in my mind for what’s going to happen in the next chapters..

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  12. thanks for the chapter,
    beako is stuck in the library for 400 years, so he probably saw the world fall into ruins as well but not can do anything by the contract, so sad

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  13. Oh Poor Betty. I feel so bad for her. Betty never really had anyone to talk to for such a long time until Subaru came along and befriended her. Everyone else in the mantion kept their distence and just treated her like an anomaly. Betty is proof of just how SMART rezero is with its characters, making them more complex then they first appear. I hope Subaru finds a way to save her because Betty is one of my favorites.

    Thanks as always oh wise and powerful chicken! I can’t wait to read more!

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  14. What I think to be typos:

    “In the loop before last..” – missing a “the” between “before last”

    “Subaru’s eyes flared with passion as he looked to Beatrice, but her melancholy words…” –
    I think “melancholy” should be “melancholic”

    “He couldn’t understand what was Beatrice saying” –
    The words “was Beatrice” should be swapped in their places. Or, place a comma after “understand” and a question mark after “saying”.

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  15. Thank you almighty chicken sama you make my days so much brighter with your posts ❤

    Man this chapter is heavy though, I suppose.

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  16. Why do I have the feeling Subaru is going to be *more* of a tool because he thinks he’ll have the chance to ‘restart anyways even though I’m betting he won’t be able to return so far back (;

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  17. Chicken I know you are busy and I rather you focus on translating for us but can we please do something about spoiler discussion in this comment section?

    Makes no sense to have any discussion of anything past what the chapter is on.

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    1. I remove spoilers when I see them and when I get time I do go through and read every comment I haven’t read :3

      It is a bit easier when people point out the spoilers though, that way I can deal with them sooner.

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  18. So… Let me make a somewhat logical conclusion here. Echidna told Beako to wait for “that person” long ago to come and set here free in the future. And Subaru is most likely “that person”. This, for me, further hints out his connections to Flugel. I think Subaru is the incarnation of the great lost sage, with his memories and purpose forgotten. So Subaru, “incarnation of Flugel” needs as much information as he could gather (remember) in order to fulfill his end of the promise. And the best way to start remembering his lost memories is with the help of Echidona and none other than Beatrice, the book keeper of the library of knowledge. To save everyone, specially Satella. And finally fulfill his “everlasting covenant” foreverlasting promise. Hope is made sense.

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    1. Interesting thought, but where that reasoning has lost me is because Subaru’s initial introduction to this world wasn’t of his own volition, but with Satella’s beckoning him there. Now, I can see that there could be a possibility he sequestered himself in another reality, he still has very real parents, it at least memories of them, as well as being a younger child. But it would be a bombshell if he had and underlying connection to the world without Satella’s obsession.

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      1. But get this, Flugel knew about Subaru’s world. He knew about its constellations, freaking star formations and a lot of them at that. This could either mean that they share the same “universe” or its something else entirely. Those connections was revealed in arc 6 inside Pleiades’ tower, Flugel’s watch tower near “The sealed Satella’s shrine” I mean, what if the reason the mysterious sage disappeared was because he wanted to find another way to save Satella? Maybe Flugel went to Subaru’s dimension (He can probably do this, I mean he’s the great Sage and all that) and possibly died there and reincarnating as someone else, someone young, someone like Subaru. And the only ones who probably knew about what Flugel did was Volcanica, Reid, and especially Satella, hence her obsession towards him, even in another dimension.

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  19. Hey TranslationChiken! Thanks for your work, you are an awesome guy.
    Anyway, I was just wondering, Where are you from? I’m just curious.

    Either way, thanks for everythig, these past few weks you’ve been uploading the chapters more frequently, and I enjoy it.

    Well then, see ya, 🙂

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  20. Will Beatrice find the truth behind Subaru?
    Everybody asks “what do you know if me?” And complains about the hell they’ve gone through.
    Why won’t anybody ask about Subaru? The overly lucky self, proclaimed Knight of unknown origin literally popped out of nowhere and nobody is gonna ask him “Hey Subaru, what your story?”

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  21. **beakoooooo nooooooo… (。ŏ﹏ŏ) the fudge… a lot of revelations keeps getting better and better, always looking forward to a brighter future subaru, gambatte❤~ x jiseru

    To my dearest Chicken sama,
    Aaaahhh. it has been soooo sooo sooo long since i last commented on your page chicken sama. A lot of holidays, activities and translations have had passed lol… just want you to know i’m still reading it and still loving and enjoying your website (don’t think you remembered me anyways 😭)
    thank you very much as always… I’m not letting go of your translations please continue every single thing you’ve done for us readers… THANK YOU SO MUCH. all the love Chicken sama ❤❤❤ (also thanks for the whole team!! love youuuu)

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  22. So she was stuck there because of a contract and my guess wants to die because of loneliness I feel pretty bad even if she did those things because of the contract I do not feel she is bad just in general a sad person I hope Subaru can help her

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  23. Ooooohhh… that’s just sad…and left on a cliffhanger as well… I really hope Subaru can find another way to end/break Betty’s contract, rather than her death.. 😦

    Also, beautiful pic of Betty ^^

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  24. Season 2 is going to have so many memes.

    BTW Chicken sama, I cant wait to see how you are going to [Careful about spoilers, I don’t know what’s going to happen yet ❤ – TC]

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  25. THE PLOT MAY OR MAY NOT THICKEN AND I AM PREPARED FOR THE PLOT TO ENGORGE

    “so many, many” – should just be “many, many” or “so, so many”

    “what was Beatrice” – As jeez, “Beatrice” and “was” should be swapped

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  26. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO FUCKIN’ SAD, I suppose? Beatrice :'(.
    Betty’s pics are wondeful, she is so cute and sweet.
    Thanks for the translations!

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