Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 61 [A Scream From Four Hundred Years Ago] (Part 3/3)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Rodolfo, Roanz, Nair, Lucky, Julian, Aaron, Luis 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/227/

Previous Part 2/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/08/rezero-arc-4-chapter-61-a-scream-from-four-hundred-years-ago-part-2-3/

 

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Why. The question groaned in Subaru’s throat as he sucked in a breath.
Looking at the hand that was shaken away, and at his own fingers, grasping at nothing, Subaru turned to Beatrice, and wanted to ask her why.

[Subaru: ――――]

But no words came, because he could see in Beatrice’s eyes that it was far, far, far――  too late to come back from that.

[Beatrice: Four hundred years…… I’ve been alone, I suppose]

[Subaru: B-Beatri……]

[Beatrice: “That person” who should have come, never came, and I’ve already spent four hundred years alone here]

He couldn’t pull his gaze away from Beatrice’s eyes.
And even calling her name made him hesitate.

[Beatrice: I don’t know how many times I’ve thought about leaving it behind me. Or how many times I prayed I could forget everything. It may have been hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of millions or more, but it’s still not enough……]

In this dim and narrow room, how long had Beatrice spent in this solitude?
Hugging her knees, seated on her step ladder, she went on waiting for someone whose face and name she did not know.
An ocean of books spanning as far as the eyes can see―― even if she read every book in that ocean, she still wouldn’t see her awaited person’s arrival, while the book that should reveal her future had nothing to show her.
How many times had that loneliness murdered this girl’s heart?

[Beatrice: I want to be saved……? I want a way out……?]

[Subaru: ――a]

[Beatrice: Do you know how many hundreds of times….. those thoughts crossed Betty’s mind? Did you think Betty just gave up without ever considering such things, I suppose?]

Her broken words slowly grew in intensity.
A pressure pushed back on Subaru. His throat was muted, the burning passion of his soul was extinguished in an instant, and his limbs felt as heavy as lead.
Whether it was to approach the girl before him, or to turn and run away, there was nothing he could do.

[Beatrice: Did you think that by reaching a hand into the darkness, you can pull Betty out? Did you think you can give Betty the answer to this endless dead end, I suppose?]

[Subaru: …………]

[Beatrice: If you…… can really do it…… then why…… why]

She lowered her head, and her words were interspersed with sobs.
Unable to see Beatrice’s expression, Subaru felt his heart being overwhelmed by a nondescript darkness. He couldn’t feel the ground beneath his feet, as though he had lost the way to Beatrice though she was close enough to touch.
Fear and hesitation overtook him, and through that silence, Beatrice looked up once more.
Glaring into his eyes, she opened her mouth, teeth bared,

[Beatrice: ――Then why did you leave Betty here for four hundred years, all alone!?]

[Subaru: ――――hg]

[Beatrice: All alone! Always! Always always always, Betty was alone, waiting for this meaningless time to pass! I was lonely! I was scared! I was abandoned, unable to fulfill my purpose, unable to abide by my promise, unable to even decay with the passage of time…… I must spend an eternity alone here, that much I’ve already realized!]

Huge tears began to fall from her eyes.
The large droplets trickled down her cheeks, and dripped from her chin to the floor. Every drop striking upon the ground was a merciless shock ramming into Subaru’s heart,
[Beatrice: You want to help me!? Save me!? Then why didn’t you come sooner!? Why did you abandon Betty!? If you say those gentle words now, then why didn’t you keep hold of Betty from the start!? Why did you let go!? Why! Why! Why did you leave Betty all alone!?]

Her words were like daggers, like flames, like steel, and each left a wound on Subaru’s heart. In every sense, and in every way, every ounce of pain they carried tore at Subaru.
But Beatrice’s claims were all too unreasonable.
Four hundred years――for the greater part of that time she spent alone Subaru had no say in the matter. Subaru had only met her two months ago, and, going by her standards, he would have been too late no matter how quickly he came to her. If he wanted to protest, he could have simply said that.

But there was no point in protesting, because who could that possibly help?
Whether it was Beatrice or Subaru, it wouldn’t help anyone.
Only now, was Subaru made aware of how he had neglected how much time the girl Beatrice spent waiting.

Four hundred years. ――It was four hundred years.

On the surface, there seemed to be nothing significant about that number.
In fantasy fictions, four hundred years isn’t even that big of a number. There are stories with more ridiculous year counts, even ones that span the entire history of the world. Compared to those, four hundred years is nothing.

But was he an idiot? Was he really an idiot? How hopelessly stupid did he have to be?
In front of a girl who had spent an actual four hundred years alone, kept at a loss as to the purpose of her existence like some unanswerable riddle, how much of it could he possibly fathom from those three simple words? How much could he understand? How much could he feel?
And just how much could Subaru’s flimsy words heal her of her four hundred years of loneliness?

[Beatrice: Asking for help…… wanting things to change…… that wish had already withered in those four hundred years, I suppose……]

[Subaru: …………]

[Beatrice: Did you think you were the only person who tried to take Betty away? Betty is a High Spirit. In search of that power, countless humans have endeavored to take Betty from this place]

It was the first he had heard of this. That there had been humans just like Subaru who tried to make Beatrice leave the Forbidden Library. As for whether they succeeded, her presence here was answer enough.
Seeing Beatrice watch him with her feeble gaze, Subaru quickly shook his head,

[Subaru: D-don’t group me along with those guys! I just want to……]

[Beatrice: Like you, there were also those among their number who did not care about Betty’s power, who merely wanted to save a person in front of their eyes…… naive as that may be, I suppose]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Beatrice: But none of them could bring Betty out of this place. It was only natural, I suppose]

“After all”, Beatrice sighed with a faint, ephemeral smile,

[Beatrice: The contract binding Betty to this place cannot be abolished by such half-baked convictions. The contract that has bound Betty to her task for four hundred years…… is not so easily broken by mere human whims]

[Subaru: Then… what will I have to……]

[Beatrice: ――Put Betty above all else]

The words she said to him were so quiet, and yet so sharp.
So sharp that they were like needles puncturing into Subaru’s eardrums.

[Subaru: Wh, at……?]

[Beatrice: Put Betty above all else. Think first of Betty. Choose Betty over everything. And thus overwrite the contract. Paint it over. And erase it from existence. Take Betty from here. Lead me by the hand. And embrace me]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Beatrice: That is something you will never be capable of]

That was Beatrice’s true, desperate, and heartfelt wish.
A far too heavy request, and one not easily granted.

[Beatrice: You have already chosen who is foremost in your heart, I suppose. Whether it’s the silver-haired girl, or the blue-haired maid…… either way, you will never cast those two aside and put Betty above them. It simply cannot be]

[Subaru: Emilia…… Rem……]

[Beatrice: The contract is absolute. Absolute, I suppose. Aside from fulfilling its terms, it is impossible to replace a sealed contract without paying the corresponding price. Betty does not believe that the promise has been fulfilled, I suppose. And so, the only way to be released other than by fulfilling the contract is……!]

At the mention of the two girls, it was as if something hard had struck Subaru’s heart.
Whenever he thought of them, Subaru’s heart would pound, scream, and burst into heat. It was already the immutable reply carved into his very soul.

[Beatrice: So, break Betty’s contract…… and destroy this useless body drifting through the meaningless flow of time……]

[Subaru: Your contract…… is it really that important to you? If you hate it so much…… can’t you will yourself to change it……?]

Unable to answer her, he didn’t know what to say to Beatrice.
And so, Subaru took the cowardly approach and chose to divert her question away.
In that instant, a color of disappointment flickered across Beatrice’s pupils. And Subaru immediately realized that he had made a fatal mistake.

[Beatrice: That is…… Betty’s reason to live]

[Subaru: The contract……?]

[Beatrice: Betty was born for this contract, and lives for this contract. It was the task I was given at my birth, a contract I have never fulfilled for as long as I have lived…… and you want me to selfishly break it…… is that what you’re saying, I suppose?]

[Subaru: It’s not selfish at all! You’ve already tried your best for four hundred years, didn’t you!? Who can blame you when you’ve stayed true to your promise for so long!? Who’d have the right to? You’ve already done enough……!]

[Beatrice: And accomplished nothing! If I throw away the purpose of my existence and the reason I was born for, what will I have to live for!? No one will blame me!? Betty will blame herself! The Spirit Beatrice will never forgive such a cowardly way to live!!]

Subaru stomped with his trembling legs and grabbed the small girl by her shoulders, shouting. But the girl looked up and screamed back even louder, breaking away once more. The strength of the frail little girl pushed Subaru’s body backwards.
Powerless. What did she mean? He couldn’t understand what he was seeing.

[Beatrice: To spirits, contracts are absolute! A contract sealed between contractor and spirit is the most important thing there is! It’s the same with Nii-cha! Why else do you think he puts that silver-haired girl above everything else! He places her above everything! He loves her above everything! Between Betty and that girl, he wouldn’t think twice about choosing her! Not even Nii-cha would put Betty first!]

As a fellow spirit, there was no one closer to Beatrice than Puck.
It was a friendship that had developed over four hundred years in each other’s company, one far beyond what human lifespans could possibly manage.
What must Beatrice have thought of Puck? And what did Puck think of Beatrice? Subaru couldn’t be sure.
But Beatrice herself already had the answer to that question.

Beatrice had more than enough time to contemplate the answer.

Panting, her shoulders shuddering, even her neat curls have become disheveled. Enormous tear drops emerged in her large, round eyes, and her trembling lips were still repeating her desperate plea.
So small, she’s only a child, Subaru thought.
How could anyone leave a little girl like this?

[Beatrice: You…… aren’t the person mentioned in the contract. I know that, I suppose……]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Beatrice: But can you become “that person” for me? Or, if not become that person, then use some other way to save Betty, I suppose?]

[Subaru: ――――]

His answer never came.
He couldn’t make her some casual promise, or impulsively refuse her.

In the short time he spent here, Subaru had managed to understand just a small portion of the mystery that was Beatrice.
Yet, if he were to truly understand her loneliness, he would have had to pass four hundred years in solitude just like she had.
But something like that was fundamentally impossible for a human. Her distress, her loneliness, and her sorrow were too far beyond Subaru’s reach.

[Beatrice: Betty knows better than anyone just how impossible that is]

[Subaru: Beatrice……]

[Beatrice: So please, kill Betty. With your own hands. Suicide is a violation of the contract, so a spirit is forbidden to do so, I suppose. So even dying is something I can’t do myself]

[Subaru: But why… me……?]

Reaching out her hands, Beatrice pleaded once more.
Hesitating before her outstretched hands and afraid that he might give in to her request, Subaru covered his face with his palms,

[Subaru: Your death, at the end of four hundred years… why are you leaving it to me……?]

[Beatrice: Why…… I suppose]

Sobbing, whimpering, evading, Beatrice could have slapped down Subaru’s question. But she chose not to.
As if she herself didn’t know the reason, she slightly tilted her head.
And after a small lapse of silence, she slowly nodded.

[Beatrice: ――Yes, I think I know]

[Subaru: …………]

[Beatrice: Betty… wants to leave her death to you…… because]

If he listened to her answer, he would have no escape.
Of that, he was certain. He lifted his head. If he doesn’t plug his ears and refuse to listen to her answer, unless he holds a hand over her mouth and prevents her from speaking――
But he was too late. He had noticed it too late. There was no way he could stop it now.

Beatrice’s lips shall announce the answer.
And, in that moment――

[???: Sorry to interrupt when you’re in the middle of your conversation]

Hearing a voice that he should not have heard, a chill ran down Subaru’s spine as he spun around where he stood.
And there, he saw it.

[???: ――What if I were to become “that person” for you, I suppose?]

Holding two blood-drenched Kukri-knives dangling at her side, a jet-black murderer stood at the doorway.

 

-=Chapter 61 End=-

 

 

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/13/rezero-arc-4-chapter-62-the-tragedy-at-roswaals-mansion-part-1-2/

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Aaaaaaaaa ;-;
I seriously have no idea what’ll happen next chapter…

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(The amazing fan art is by @D.! This might be my favorite so far)

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Let me know if you find any typos! ❤

(Note: In Arc 4 Chapter 4, Frederica referred to Beatrice as a “Great Spirit”, which is the same as Puck. In this chapter, Beatrice referred to herself as a “High Spirit” or “High-Ranking Spirit”)

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Chapter 62 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-62-16362890

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/13/rezero-arc-4-chapter-62-the-tragedy-at-roswaals-mansion-part-1-2/

174 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 61 [A Scream From Four Hundred Years Ago] (Part 3/3)

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    1. Haha I’ve been trying to catch up with the chapters these few weeks cuz I was busy and thought I got the chance to write my first comment since I found this site, turns out there are other people who are faster than me XD

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      1. Elsa wtf don’t copy beako’s dying words! This is so ominous that i feel shivers just reeding it.

        Maybe this is when beako will see how subaru will put betty first and foremost by sacrificing his life to protect betty since he doesn’t really care about his life because of rbd that betty doesn’t know

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        1. It’s a nice thought about Betty realizing Subaru would put his life before her but wouldn’t she just forget when he RBD’s? Also, how the hell did Betty know about REM?! I was chatting with another reader about me having a theory that she knew about RBD and had sort of an all knowing thing going on but recent chapters and her gospel being empty and instruction-less for a while made me think otherwise for the first time since she transported him to the door in the Sanctuary. Hmmmm… Betty is a deep mystery of drill curls that keep going downward.

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          1. I wasn’t really pointing to the point that subaru will die protecting beako but just willing to put his life at stake in order to protect betty thus making her protect subaru from the verge of death

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          2. part of me wanted subaru to say he would that hed make a future where he wouldnt have to choose and save everyone

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          3. She said blue haired girl not REM and seeing how the forbidden library is like it’s own world it could be removed from the effects of the other world kinda existing on it’s own time axis, which when you think about what she was going to say could imply this to be true (since she’s seen and remembers all the times he’s stepped into her domain she feels fairly close to him)

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          4. Roanz: Right, I get that. Maybe the instructions of who her “savior” would be aren’t crystal clear as in they don’t have to absolutely place her at the very top of everything (E.G. love her most / more than anyone else) and maybe it’s more akin to be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for her. Maybe if he’s willing to do that and she *can* remember things from multiple RBD timelines then her depression and sadness could be replaced by hope and determination that Subaru actually IS the savior / guy she’s been waiting for so long!

            Various Anons: I never really considered that Beatrice knew of Rem from her being in the mansion. I was under the impression that Betty never leaves her library and the door never stays open. I looked back a bit to double check a specific time but any time Subaru enters her library the door slams shut on it’s own automatically (maybe automagically?). That makes me, personally, think that Betty would only know of Rem through Subaru which is another thing that makes me scratch my head. If she knows of Rem and also doesn’t leave her library but remembers Rem from Subaru telling her previously wouldn’t that indicate that she indeed does retain memories from previous overwritten RBD timelines?

            Can’t wait until we have all the answers!

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          5. Betty leaves the library for lunch and such.

            Ram/Rem call her, when the meals are ready.

            But i doubt that they talk at all with each other, besides a few words.

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      2. Too bad you were sleeping . Since I wanted to destroy your streak while you were trying to comment .
        You have to appreciate how bold my comment is since it would be really meaningless if it wasn’t the first one .

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      1. Im Aemi btw cx I can’t login on my phone. Weird, ikr. Love the chapter but Elsa ruined it. Damn cliffhanger even though I know what happens next thus what betty wanted to say. Still feels bad. Dont overdo it chicken, alright? I love getting so much chapters but I care about you ❤

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  1. Just wondering guys.
    Are there also pingbacks in the comment section for you?

    Other than that, great going Chicken.
    I guess this isn’t the correct time line after all *sigh*.

    Well well, sixth time’s a charm?

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  2. What. The. Puck.
    That – I didn’t expect.
    Was Elsa waiting in the Mansion for him all those times? Now that I think about it, it would be easy to learn her target has left the Mansion, so she would set ambush and wait for their return. So it was a trap all along?

    Thanks Chicken! You work at night to bring us this beautiful despair and suffering!
    The name of the next chapter sounds even more delicious.

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      1. I think it is because, in one of the loops(Arc 4, ch. 3 [last part of part 1 for the question]), there’s a time where subaru asked beako about rem, and beako replied “you’re asking about someone eaten by gluttony”

        so…if subaru’s memory is really that sharp…then he still remember that beako still remember rem 🙂

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      1. She might know Rem cause she saw her in the Mansion and Subaru caring for her, but how did she know she was a maid, and Subaru was in love with her?

        So I guess, she does remember. She also has that shadow attribute, if I remember correctly, as does Subaru.

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          1. he didnt want anyone to carry her even when he was so tired she almost fell off his hands. and he didnt want anyone to take care of her except him while he was there! isnt that simple enough to tell how much he cared for her? 😕

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        1. when subaru brought Rem to the mansion she was still wearing her maid uniform and he changed her clothes into the blue sleeping thingy in her room if im not mistaken. so they all knew she was a maid and she held the exact same resemblance to Ram. Also, he told them all about her and her story and fredrica was confirming that when she said “yes i can see how she’s Ram’s twin sister but i have no memories of her” :3

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        2. i mean if anything didnt she have her wardrobe on before they changed her? also her looking similar to ram mightve helped, also i feel like elsa just been looking for subaru or it feels like it and appears when she thinks emilia is with him

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          1. sigh its because she mentioned rem during one of his rbd >not shown in anime< after he came back to the mansion during the witches attack there is a loop where he tried to get beatrice out of the library

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  3. So Betty still remembers Rem and that she is important to subaru.

    And how the fuck was elsa able to enter the forbidden library? Did subaru not close the door? Thats why you close doors at home or else a crazy bitch might come in and fuck you up!

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    1. At first I thought it was odd why Subaru didn’t say anything, but then he probably figured that Beatrice spied on the people in the Mansion and knew about the blue haired girl he brought in.

      But the conversation in Arc 3 when she mentioned Rem after she was erased seems to prove that Beatrice did remember her but wouldn’t admit it.

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        1. she mightve been able to seen his reaction any of the times he had reacted to her being gone. we saw him go into despair after rem was erased so it wouldnt be far fetched to say when he was screaming with puck and beatrice spent alot of time with puck that they talked about it

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    2. -.open every door in the mansion to find the forbidden library
      -.have a high level chance like Subaru
      -.Beako should be willing to be found
      -.sth in the next chapter.Elsa explains to them (it’s related to the number of the open doors)

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          1. omfg. what the “puck” is going on??
            why elsa got in the library?? i mean she cant,right? Right??
            and i think by elsa’s enter to the liberary that mean beako should be out of there soon!!

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    3. I always thought the door slammed shut on it’s own every single time Subaru entered the Library and it seems I was correct at least about this specific time:

      “As soon as he was inside, the door clamped shut behind him, and, with the sound of a non-existent breeze, the space bent and twisted. The link had been severed, and the Forbidden Library once again stood alone from the world.”

      From “A Tale of The End of The End Part 1/3”
      (https://translationchicken.com/2017/12/31/rezero-arc-4-chapter-60-a-tale-of-the-end-of-the-end-part-1-3/)

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        1. So are you saying that whoever it is that entered at the end of this chapter came in the door at the same time as Subaru yet nobody noticed? Frederica and Subaru were at the door when he opened it. I’m sure the nature of the door being in “another dimension” would keep anyone inside from hearing what’s going on outside (Like say if Elsa / whoever it is killed Frederica immediately after Subaru entered the door) but I have a hard time suspending my belief enough to accept that our mystery killer happened to get inside the library at the same time as Subaru and managed to sit there undetected the entire time Subaru and Betty have been having this conversation.

          If you meant something else then I’m sorry.

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          1. No I think Elsa came in after Subaru did.
            I meant Beatrice is the one who slams the door behind Subaru, the door doesn’t slam shut automatically. The library’s space is severed once the door closes.
            So Subaru came in, a while later, Beatrice is distracted so she didn’t do anything to change the doors to avoid Elsa.
            Elsa could have opened the door slightly, listened, and then stepped in at the end.

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          2. a little spoiler: elsa able to come inside because of the flaw of crossing door, which already being hint in previous chapter if i not mistaken; subo said that he need to open every closed doors inside the mansion to find forbidden library.. elsa know the it and that why she can find it.. afterall the one hire elsa told her about it

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  4. Ok either Elsa;

    1) Have a gospel / work for someone with a gospel.
    2) Can smell Subaru scent.
    3) Waited at the mansion for an ambush.

    The problem with point 3 is that she was hired to kill Emilia. Why would she show herself before Emilia come back?

    God damn we didn’t learn anything about Beako contract.

    I am more interested in Beako situation than the Sanctuary/Trials 2&3/Garfield/Great Rabbit/Elsa.

    Although I’m curious to know how Elsa manage to find the correct door to the Library of Knowledge.

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    1. Why should she be hired to kill Emilia and then start a rampage without her target even being there? Her target must be either Subaru, Beatrice or Frederica (or all of them)
      it’s pretty likely she waited for an ambush but if she had a gospel that would be pretty bad. It would either have to be an incomplete one like Petelgeuse’s or Roswaal’s. So she would either be a witch cultist or stole Roswaal’s gospel…
      …or that crazy clown could actually have given it to her. But why hire someone to kill your own personell? Seems unlikely. But then again, I never liked that guy anyway.

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      1. if it is roswall, i think it is more of a test to emilia or rather to subaru to overcome a problem, so they grow stronger.
        If it realy is roswall, he knows they will win because his gospel tells him so. the same way when subaru saved the villagers, while roswall did nothing, because he knew he didnt need to.

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        1. Sounds to me like he wouldn’t really care much for the outcome either way. Since there are many loops in which Subaru failed yet Roswall never doing anything to stop the outcome. Either his gospel tells him the future too late or he doesn’t have it in the first place (I don’t remember if he had it on him in the Sanctuary…)
          It’s either that or he really doesn’t give a damn and has a totally different agenda in which Subaru, Emilia and his servants are just mere pawns to him.

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          1. he does have it with him at the moment.

            If his gospel tells him, this is how it is going to be, it is going to happen like this. Even when subaru fails, it resets immediately when he dies, so we will never know how roswall would react to it being different, because we only see the future when subura succeeds. Which means his gospel shows the future that subaru will create after failing a few times.

            his goal is to kill the dragon, that was mention at the end of Arc 2. Subaru and emilia are really only tools for him to reach his goal. I dont know why he wants to kill the dragon.

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          2. I can’t reply to the comment below? but the reason why he want to kill the dragon is because the dragon sealed Echidona soul. I think he want to kill the dragon to release her maybe.

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      1. I can definitely buy this because Subaru has shown himself rather useful versus the Witches Cult and The White Whale so far so whoever is pulling the strings may have shifted priority to getting Subaru out of the picture. That said Emilia should be the ultimate target unless Subaru is actually way more important to the final goals of these mystery people than we are being led on to know.

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  5. So, did I get this wrong somehow? Didn’t Echidona admit that “the person” wasn’t defined on purpose so that Beatrice could choose whoever she wanted as long as she actually made a decision? So, the way I understood this, all she really had to do is finally decide that someone was “that person” and leave. So why not simply make Subaru “that person” and be done with it? What did I miss here?

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  6. Chicekn!!!! My first time commenting, great chapter, thanks for your hard work!. Every time you upload something i get a notification and i scream : ” the chicken has uploaded!!! Hahaja cheers from Mexico

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  7. T_T
    Still did not receive a notification about this chapter
    But now when I think about it, I don’t need any
    Your work is so a I just can’t keep checking every 4-5 hours
    Thanks our beloved chicken

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  8. So… Guess Subaru will be killed by Elsa **AGAIN** while asking himself why Beatrice had to suffer like that… And will end up in another Tea Party to get answers… Maybe?

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  9. Maybe roswal gospel tells him the future. Taking into consideration the trial and errors of Subaru. So it sees the absolute future at the end of all loops. Not the times he fails.

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  10. The hell?! It was such a really touching and intense convo for Subaru and Betty, and then poof! Elsa’s here…with bloody kukris… so this means that Frederica’s already dead… damn… So if Betty is in distress, the library can be easily found.. Curses… why now gorgeous, imba assassin?!… But isn’t this too early for her to show up??

    Thanks for the chapter Chicken. A lot of sad Betty moments and surprised from Elsa…

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  11. Elsa wtf don’t copy beako’s dying words! This is so ominous that i feel shivers just reeding it.

    Maybe this is when beako will see how subaru will put betty first and foremost by sacrificing his life to protect betty since he doesn’t really care about his life because of rbd that betty doesn’t know

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  12. It was the first he had heard of this. That there had been humans just like Subaru who tried to make Beatrice leave the Forbidden Library. As for whether they succeeded, her presence here was answer enough.

    I guess it’s “it was the first time…” Time is missing, i suppose?

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  13. How could she get there so early? Wasn’t this the earliest Subaru have got to mansion of all the loops? Is it like she has been there waiting for him before?

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    1. This has been my theory all along but something she said recently kinda spoiled that being true for me. I’m still on the fence really.

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  14. I have a hunch that Subaru will live through this loop and other people will be killed off for good. Anyways, thanks for the chapter chicken! I really appreciate your work so much 🙂

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  15. I swear I almost threw my phone when Elsa interrupted Beako’s answer

    From the looks of Elsa’s line, and the progression of their conversation, it seems like she’s been standing there listening for about 10 whole seconds… I just find that funny 😅

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    1. I doubt Subaru will marry into a harem. The way I’m pulling it together is he’ll pull something like the *ultimate sacrifice* by the end of the series. I have no proof just speculation. But this is a tragedy genre might I remind you.

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    2. well its already a harem since he choosed Emilia and Rem and already talked with both of them to take both of them as his wifes. But if anything, i would say that the love between Subaru and Beako is not a romance one, but more like Father-Daughter.

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  16. So it was Betty the one who would let the murderer in the mansion in order to get herself killed.
    P.S. Until I read the comments I also totally ignored the part where Betty remembers Rem as something special

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  17. What the actual Puck?!

    Freakin great chapter, damn, this comment section is burning!

    Also thanks chicken, your work makes my week, really!

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  18. ‘Then why did you leave Betty here for four hundred years, all alone!?’
    Did Beako know someone resembling Subaru 400 years ago..? Maybe I’m reading too much into a throw away line…

    Fantastic work chicken-sama!

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  19. I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned but correction (I think):
    [Beatrice: To spirits, contracts are absolute! A contract sealed between contractor and spirit is the most important thing there is! It’s the same with Nii-cha! Why else do you think he puts that silver-haired girl above everything else! He places her above everything! He loves her above everything! Between Betty and that girl, he wouldn’t think twice about choosing her! Not even Nii-cha would put Betty first!]

    Sorry for the long text but i think you missed a “n” for the “chan”. Or maybe it intentional.

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  20. Shoot. I didn’t see that coming. I wonder why Elsa is shows up at a different times than the previous loops. Subaru is definitely going to die again now, I thought this loop would be final too. Thanks Chicken for all the translations! You da best 🙂

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      1. Mustn’t spoil. I shan’t spoil.
        Look at these eggs they shan’t spoil! Droil toil.
        I’m making no sense, forget what you just saw.

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    1. fk that im out, says subaru. Im never gonna have that conversation with betty again. I can be her friend but my hands are full with emilia and rem so… load save!

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  21. I realy hope some samurai walks in and just chops that bitch’s head off.

    (just to be sure no one misunderstands: the bitch = elsa)

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  22. by the laws of time travel there is no way that Elsa would be coming there at different times unless someone close to Subaru told her to go to the house at that time and even then her target is Emilia so she shouldn’t be there unless whoever told her to go wants Subaru dead instead

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  23. First of all, Elsa is a cunt. But I’m more curious about what Beatrice wanted to say. The way it is written seems to imply that she probably loves him, but that’s not the real problem. I don’t think she would love the Subaru who arrived in this world since two months, they had a Tom and Jerry relationship yes but I don’t think this would go that far for her just by that.
    Then there’s what she said about the fact that he leaved her alone for four hundred years, like they knew each other already from that time. This is weird. There’s also the fact that she left him enter her dimension most of the time, despite being mean to him. It’s said that if she really doesn’t want to be find, nobody will find her, thus meaning she did it on purpose. She even saved him most of the time, either because she wanted or knew he was supposed to be “that person”.
    Finally, in the whale arc, the words written on the tree was the same writing than Subaru’s. All of this is really strange.

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  24. I just re-read the Prelude to Chapter 3 after reading this, and now I understand the whole sequence of Betty kicking Subaru out the library.

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