Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 62 [The Tragedy At Roswaal’s Mansion] (Part 2/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Rodolfo, Roanz, Aaron, Mohamad, Vimal, Kam, Nair, Fox,  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/228/

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

 

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――Petra was on the dining table, lined up alongside the tableware.

The white tablecloth had been dyed dark red with Petra at its center. Some time had already passed, and the spilled blood had begun to turn a hue of black, which only served to darken the macabre sight.

[Subaru: petr…a……]

With faltering, unsteady steps, Subaru slowly approached the table.
Laying there in the center was Petra. A tearful expression of agony and horror had congealed on her lovely face, and her eyes were open as if searching for something at the very end. Blood was still leaking from the corner of her half-open lips, and the fatal wound was of course a deep gash opened in her waist.
The maid’s dress that had adorned her so sweetly and fairy-like when she spun in front of Subaru―― was cut open from the chest to the lower abdomen, while the spilled blood and intestines further lightened the young-girl’s body.

[Subaru: ――――ug]

Something rose up in the depths of his throat. Not to vomit, but to sob.
He felt a searing heat in the back of his eyes, and before it could overflow, he reached out his hand to Petra’s face. Her expression remained twisted and frozen in fear. The least he could do was to close her eyes, and then, like he had done before, Subaru took off his jacket and placed it over her body.
Just how many times had he failed to save her, and resorted to this superficial atonement?

How many times had he known this would happen and still let this child die?
And how many times would this girl have to suffer for nothing more than her fondness of him?

[Subaru: I’m sorry…… I’m sorry, I’m sorry…… Petra……]

Even his muttered apology felt hollow.
With no one to protect her, she encountered the hideous murderer here, and was mercilessly killed whilst calling Subaru’s name.
His heart might shatter from grief. And his body might burst into flames.
If hatred could kill a person, Subaru could have killed Elsa a million times before his hatred ran out.
Such was the depth of the sin she had committed. And he will make her realize it, no matter what.

[Subaru: For that, I can’t let this loop just end like this……]

[Beatrice: This loop……?]

[Subaru: Talking to myself. I don’t want to leave Petra like this…… but there’s nothing we can do right now. Let’s go find Rem first. We’ll take her and leave the Mansion. You still can’t use Door Crossing?]

[Beatrice: For that, we’ll need to pass through the Forbidden Library. I’m guessing the door is currently held open, I suppose]

[Subaru: ――Is that how it is…]

The way to shut down Door Crossing is quite simple.
First, open all the doors in the Mansion to eliminate as many options as possible. Then, simply leave the door to the Forbidden Library open, and thus prevent any other potential doors from linking to it.
Even if a stick was left behind to keep the door from closing, Beatrice would not be able to summon the Library to her.

[Subaru: Do you know where the Forbidden Library is connected to right now?]

[Beatrice: Of course. ――Right now it’s in the West Wing, a guest room on the third floor, I suppose]

If the door was in the West Wing, there was still some distance between there and the dining room in the Main Building. But since the door was open, that would mean Elsa had already left the Forbidden Library.
With that murderer’s nose, it wouldn’t take long before she found Subaru.
There was no time.

[Subaru: We don’t have time to panic right now. Either way, let’s hurry up and find Rem……]

Wiping away the tears seeping from his eyes with the back of his hand, Subaru looked to the direction of his destination. Rem would be sleeping in her room in the maid’s quarters of the East Wing. If Elsa started her search in the West Wing, then she shouldn’t have gotten there yet.
But that was only in regards to Elsa,

[Subaru: There’s a good chance that Frederica is there……]

Knowing how much Rem’s well-being meant to Subaru, Frederica would have figured that Subaru would go to her after slipping away from Elsa. In that case, it was very likely that she had gotten there first.
Watching Subaru holding his chin in thought, Beatrice narrowed her eyes.

[Beatrice: This has been bothering me. ……Are you suspecting that maid, I suppose?]

[Subaru: ……I don’t want to suspect her, but…]

Subaru answered Beatrice’s question with a feeble nod.
Elsa’s attack on Roswaal’s Mansion―― was probably due to Frederica’s betrayal. Of that, Subaru was half convinced.

This was the third time Subaru encountered Elsa in Roswaal’s Mansion.
The last two encounters had been on the sixth and fourth day, both after a few days had passed since his departure. However, this time, he had returned after only two days, and yet there she was again.
Each and every time, Elsa appeared as if she was waiting for Subaru’s return. As for how she managed to do this, Subaru could only suspect the existence of an informant.

[Subaru: The same day I return to the Mansion, Elsa is led inside… I had thought that a trip to the mountain cabin would be a part of it, but……]

Subaru had suspected from the start that Elsa was hiding in the mountain cabin and was led inside by Frederica. So this time, when he got back, he asked her if she would be “heading to the cabin in the mountains”.
But he didn’t notice anything suspicious about Frederica’s answer or demeanor, and so he put it off for the moment, deciding that he was overthinking it.

[Subaru: But there’s more than one way she could’ve done it…… and it’s not like I can read her mind. I might have been duped and haven’t realized it]

Subaru had thought that he had concealed his suspicion from her. But instead, she must have sensed his wariness and acted with extra caution.
That was Subaru’s mistake, and the result was this girl’s life being taken from her for a second time.
Petra’s death was entirely Subaru’s fault, for having failed to take her away from here. In fact, it was no different than if Subaru had killed her himself.

[Subaru: But… Petra looked up to you……!]

“Big sister Frederica”, he could remember Petra calling her tutor.
Didn’t it hurt her to know that Petra, who so adored her, was killed at the hand of that murderer?
What was she thinking when she took part in this?

[Subaru: More than anything… is the way she disabled Beatrice’s Door Crossing. Honestly, I was surprised how she managed to break it like it was child’s play]

[Beatrice: ……Betty didn’t think it could be so easily broken either. It’s not a method one could think of just off the top of one’s head, I suppose]

[Subaru: Given enough time, I might have thought of it too…… but that’s the problem, time. She couldn’t have come up with it unless she knew about you and the mechanisms behind Door Crossing beforehand. There was no way Elsa could’ve thought of it then and there. So she must have learned it from someone on the inside]

[Beatrice: You seem to be well acquainted with that crazy woman. Where did you meet, I suppose?]

[Subaru: She kinda cut my belly open in the Capital. ……Right, it was the first wound you treated me for, remember?]

Thinking back on it, Elsa was the reason Subaru got to enter Roswaal’s Mansion in the first place. [Ah], Beatrice nodded as if having understood.
In any case, this was no time for reminiscences.

[Subaru: Anyway, we have to get to Rem. If Frederica’s there…… can I count on your help?]

[Beatrice: You don’t even have the backbone to protect the girl you love yourself, I suppose? To be placed foremost in such a man’s heart… I shudder just thinking about it]

[Subaru: If feelings can knock whales from the sky I’ll knock down as many as you want, but the world isn’t so kind to me, you know]

Despite her disdainful remark, Beatrice seemed to have accepted his request. Even this bickering was probably out of Beatrice’s consideration for Subaru. Most likely, she did this to take his mind off of Petra.
Unlike Subaru, who had been oblivious to Beatrice’s sorrow and even now could not offer her a single solution, Beatrice was far more clever. And that was why he was always relying on her.

[Subaru: Let’s go]

[Beatrice: Mm, alright, I suppose]

Naturally, Beatrice held out her hand, and was hoisted up into Subaru’s arms without objections. Lifting up the light little girl, Subaru started running as he did before.
Bounding for the East Wing, Subaru tried his best to silence his steps, even though he knew that it was probably pointless. It didn’t appear as though Elsa had come through here as he darted up the stairs to the second floor, and then the third. Timidly popping his head into the hallway, he checked for any shadows around the destined room――

[Subaru: ――――]

Spotting a figure outside the room, Subaru quickly ducked back his head.
Seeing Beatrice quietly looking up at him in his arms, Subaru nodded, and stuck out his head once again―― there seemed to be a tall person leaning against the door.
Even from afar, there was no mistaking the golden hair and the maid’s uniform.
It was Frederica. Just as he thought, she was standing outside Rem’s bedroom, waiting for Subaru’s arrival.

[Subaru: What do we do……? Pretend nothing’s happened and say hello? If she hasn’t met up with Elsa yet, she might not know we’re on to her……]

[Beatrice: If your prediction is correct, then the moment that maid invited the enemy into the Mansion, she’d already had no reason to care about our feelings. Besides, when you last parted with that maid, you were entering the Forbidden Library, I suppose. The moment you stepped out, you already have no more excuses]

[Subaru: In that case, we’ll just have to break through from the front]

Frederica’s weapon of choice―― was what looked to be a pair of clawed gauntlets. From both her bearing and the fact that she was Garfiel’s older sister, even if Subaru hadn’t personally seen her in action, he could imagine how powerful she must be. Their chances of victory from a frontal assault was almost non-existent.

[Subaru: I’ll release Shamac right away, and if we manage to surprise her, can you hit her with some ranged magic attacks……? Even if we can’t fight her, we’re good as long as we can get her to retreat……]

[Beatrice: That’s way too lenient for a traitor, I suppose. You can’t face an opponent who’s out to kill you without having the same resolve yourself]

Listening to Beatrice remark coldly, though he knew that she was right, Subaru was still reluctant to follow her advice. Even knowing that the person in question was a traitor, it was still someone who had once treated him as a friend. For as long as Subaru could remember those times, it would never be such a clear-cut matter.
Even if, purely in terms of consequence, Frederica was deeply responsible for Petra’s death.

[Subaru: Beatrice. I’ll block her line of sight with Shamac. I’ll count on you to maybe lightly shoot her with something]

[Beatrice: ――You realize things could go badly if we go too easy on her, I suppose?]

[Subaru: There are just some things I still want to ask her. Don’t overthink it]

“Isn’t it a bit late for that?”, Beatrice’s expression seemed to say, but, seeing Subaru lower his head, she sighed through her nostrils and said nothing.
Reminding himself not to impose on her, Subaru took a deep breath, and opened and closed his palms. His body was still somewhat fatigued, but he should still be able to manage one more Shamac――

[Subaru: Hold it together, body of mine. ――SHAMAC!]

Dashing into the hallway, before Frederica could turn around, black smoke shot out from Subaru’s outstretched palm.
Without fail, it filled the space between Subaru and Frederica just as it had done in the Library. But, along the way, feeling his head grow heavy from the excess loss of mana, Subaru fell to his knees and collapsed to the floor.
Stepping out beside him, Beatrice held her hands in front of her as she advanced. Chanting something under her breath, a hollow hole warped from the atmosphere, from which emerged a spear shrouded in pale purple flame.
Its burning tip causing the atmosphere to tremble, the amethyst spear levitated into the air. ――Ignoring Subaru’s protest that the magic was clearly lethal, Beatrice fired the spear into the shadow――

[Beatrice: …..something’s off]

Beatrice tilted her head, muttering.
Subaru didn’t understand her reaction, but the spear came to a halt mid air, and with a turn of her outstretched finger, Beatrice made the spear swipe left and right.
With this simple movement, the darkness from Subaru’s Shamac was dispelled. That was merely because, being a Dark Magic user herself, Beatrice’s influence was far greater than Subaru’s.
Seeing the fruit of his exhausting efforts so easily brushed away, Subaru looked on stupidly. But that sentiment soon fell away.
When he realized the reason Beatrice had halted her attack.

[Subaru: ――――]

With the shadows clearing from the hallway, Subaru advanced straight towards Frederica.
Dragging along his exhausted, mana-deprived body, at the speed of a turtle’s crawl, Subaru made his way to her feet. There was no more need for caution. For she made no reaction to his approach. None at all.
――She would never react to anything again.

[Subaru: ……why]

Frederica had died, standing guard in front of Rem’s room.
Her stomach was pierced by a Kukri-knife, nailing her to the door. On her lifelessly dangling arms were her gauntlets. As evidence that it was a hard-fought battle, her clothes were riddled with cuts.
Frederica’s body was already cold, and her expression indicated that her soul had long departed. Her stiffened face spoke of bitterness and regret, and Subaru could tell that she had defended the door with her life.
In other words, Frederica had fought to the end so that the attacker would not enter this room.

She would have no reason to do this if she was the one who led the culprit here.

[Subaru: I completely doubted you…… when you…]

Covering his face with his palm, Subaru did his best to take in the reality before his eyes.
Frederica died with blade wounds littering her body. Now that he had seen her like this, how could he say that she was an informant and a traitor?
Was this the fruit of his distrust? He was so eager to accuse her, when in fact, he just wanted an excuse to lessen his own guilt.
He had to admit it.

[Subaru: ――I was wrong…… wasn’t I]

Frederica was not a traitor.
She fought to the death, guarding Rem until the end. Judging from the coldness of her body, she probably died before Petra in the dining room.
She would have had no time to lead Elsa to the Forbidden Library.

[Subaru: ……Rem]

A gaping blankness took over his skull.
Uncoiling his scrambled thoughts, the first thing that came to mind was that lovely, sleeping girl inside the room which Frederica had been guarding.

Frederica’s stiffening body had grown heavy, and prying her from the door was heavy work. Subaru had to exercise his utmost caution in order to avoid harming her any further. Though his fingers were as impatient as his heart.
But, like a betrayal of Subaru’s considerations,

[???: ――Finally found you]

At the end of the hallway, a black shadow slipped into view.
Elsa stooped low with her french braid swinging, holding her palm against the floor, watching them with eyes wet with rapacious murder. Her gaze ran up and down his body, petrifying Subaru in place. Not letting this opening escape her, Elsa’s shadow shot through the hallway.
That soundless advance was none other than the approach of “Death”.

[Beatrice: You’d be making a huge mistake if you think we’ll go down so easily]

But there was someone who blocked Elsa’s advance.
Beatrice lightly lifted up her hands to where her amethyst spear was waiting, with its aim locked on Elsa.
The spear that had been held from its purpose screeched in exalted glee at a new target for its destruction.

[Elsa: That’s quite a dangerous toy for someone so small]

[Beatrice: Whether it’s a children’s toy or not, your body can be the test of that]

Elsa smiled in the face of this diabolical magic. And, as if to wipe that smile from her face, Beatrice’s amethyst spear shot out.
The spear’s velocity far surpassed that of the icicles Subaru had seen Emilia fire. Although there was only one, it lined up directly with Elsa’s trajectory as she dashed forward with the same momentum―― but, bending down with her chest nearly sliding along the floor, Elsa evaded the strike.

[Elsa: Too bad. Your aim and speed still needs some work]

Feeling the weapon graze past the back of her head, Elsa muttered without a trace of fear as she turned her underhanded Kukri-knife towards Beatrice.
The blade’s dull gleam approached Beatrice’s body, threatening to cleave her tiny figure in two――

[Beatrice: You’re the one who hasn’t thought this through, Human]

Just before it could happen, Beatrice clenched her open palm, and the amethyst spear swelled. Continuing down its course after having missed its target, the spear bulged at the end of the hallway and burst like a ruptured balloon behind the halting Elsa.

[Elsa: ――This!]

The exploded spear’s splinters turned into smaller spears, surrounding Elsa from all directions.
Though they were called smaller spears, they were each no bigger than Subaru’s index finger. Their countless multitudes flooded the space, all their tips pointing at Elsa.
And then,

[Beatrice: This shall be your punishment for trespassing into Betty’s Forbidden Library, I suppose. ――Drawn and quartered, would be a fitting end]

Proclaiming this merciless sentence, she fired the amethyst spears.

 

-=Chapter 62 End=-

 

 

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/19/rezero-arc-4-chapter-63-an-empathy-towards-death-part-1-3/

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This part was longer than usual!

I will be a bit busy with my studies for the next couple of days, it’s the last thing I’ll need to finish before I graduate. 

After that, I will be flying out on a trip from the beginning of February to early March. There might be 4 or 5 days in the second week of February before I can get my internet set up, but I’ll try to have a part ready at the end of it. ❤

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It’s been a while since I posted the thank wall… it’s gotten so big now >_<

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/19/rezero-arc-4-chapter-63-an-empathy-towards-death-part-1-3/

135 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 62 [The Tragedy At Roswaal’s Mansion] (Part 2/2)

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    1. Yes, please, Chicken put your studies first! I (we) know how much you love to deliver chapter upon chapter to us as quickly as possible but I’m sure nobody here would be happy to know your studies suffered for it.

      That said, thanks as always and beyond that you better truly enjoy your vacation! You’ve earned it! Kick back and relax a bit, would ya?!

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  1. Once again chicken-sama.. thank you for this chapter… Good Luck on your upcoming career… and i hope you continue this project.. we’ll always be supporting you😁😁

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  2. Once again chicken-sama.. this chapter is amazing… Good Luck on your upcoming career… and i hope you continue this project.. we’ll always be supporting you😁😁

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    1. For all the dodging & surviving the unsurvivable that Elsa does, I’d kinda like the next chapter to be a big anticlimax of her being dead straight up, then Subaru is up shits creek for this loop – is he going to off himself & Betty to start again if Elsa isn’t there to kill him?

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      1. Remember Elsa’s fight with Reinhardt. Reinhardt has a blessing that makes his attacks into “Always Accurate attacks”. Elsa took that sword blast and survived. What do you think is going to happen now that I’ve reminded you of this information, which you’ve forgotten somehow, before you?

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        1. Well do we know how Reinhardt’s attacks compare to Pucks? Can we safely assume that Betty, being a “high spirit” like Puck, has comparably strong attacks? If so I’m not so sure Elsa will be able to just shrug it off. Who knows, really? Betty is as angry and as sure to take out that anger on a foe as I’ve ever seen her so maybe that will factor into her ability to fight Elsa at her very best?

          All I know for sure is that I’m continually on the edge of my seat and I’m loving the progression of this story! More, more, MORE!!!

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          1. You can read spoiler when puck want to destroy the world, reinhart come and kill puck..so dont keep saying beatrice and puck is great spirit and like they as strong as reinhart..and i got the info from trusted site

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          2. These two spirits have a trump card that cant just be shrugged off.
            Puck is capable of freezing someone’s very soul.
            Beatrice can summon a portal to a completely different dimension and leave you there.

            The only way to defeat an unbeatable force is to confine and immobilize it But it seems as if that’s the only way.
            Or, to one can simply prevent such a thing from ever existing…

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          3. Actually, reinhardt has been confirmed to be the strongest character in the series, heck he’s even stronger than the witch of envy, but he can’t kill her because….well immortality

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          1. Actually Reinhardt has a bunch of blessings, including a ‘Divine Protection of the Phoenix’ (something like that). Basically, he can come back to life when he dies.

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          2. Btw, author confirmed, Reinhardt is the strongest character in the story, YEYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYYEYEYEYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYAY

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          3. Reinhardt is tied at the very top of the list of strongest characters in the series.
            The witch of envy and Reinhardt are on top of that podium.

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        2. Reinhard is very suspicious in reality.

          I have no doubt that he had the ability and means to destroy Elsa. What was he thinking?

          It could be possible that Subaru’s encounter with Elsa was staged. As for the Mastermind, someone other than ******** A(L) ******* could be pulling the strings.

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  3. Hey Chicken! I’ve been away for a bit, just caught up to the latest with this chapter. It’s been a rollercoaster up till now, and you have my gratitude for that. Thanks for everything and all the best with your studies! ❤

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  4. Wow, this was heavy… I’m really interested in seeing how this scene plays out!
    On a nitpicking note, did Betty really say “drawn and quartered”? That’s not really the kind of death sentence that you can enforce with a bunch of needles.

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    1. I’m running under the assumption that, although they are siblings, that if Frederica and Garfiel are acting in a way that works against Subaru they are doing so due to some contract or due to the preservation of their goals / the people important to their achieving those goals (like Lewes, for instance) and they are acting that way not precisely because they want to destroy Subaru. I could very easily be wrong and Frederica’s final situation in this chapter does a bit to tarnish my thoughts on this but the way Garfiel acts has Subaru and I very confused about his true goals.

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  5. Thought I should mention that the previous chapter doesn’t have a link for this chapter yet. (although I’m sure you are busy with setting up that new live draft)

    And since this is my first time replying to one of these posts I may as well say thank you for translating this great story, I always look forward to the next post 🙂

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  6. At least this chapter doesn’t have that much of a cliffhanger, so I can wait. I can not express my thanks enough for translating this, getting notification about new chapter is best thing I read on my email 😀

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  7. Well, at least Frederica is off the kill-list. Another debt for Subru to pay, another life to save. I wonder how many it takes to break him again.
    Thanks, Chiken! I was expecting some kind of guro ending, but Elsa got here first. Still kinda nervous to see if Rem’s alive.

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    1. … And just when I (or we) thought things might be lowering in level of complexity in terms of the mysteries piling up we actually get exponentially more questions and mystery tossed onto the stack we have to solve!

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  8. If Elsa is dead and Rem is alive, then it is the best loop to have. Even though some sacrifices were made – it’s inevitable. Hope subo understands, that there is no “SS” rank in saving people that you care about.

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    1. Only that Emilia is probably eaten alive, again, if he doesn’t come back with a plan. Even if he manages to recruit Beatrice to help him out in the Senctuary, I doubt her shadow magic can save it from the rabbit horde.

      But there is Rosvaal, the master of fire magic. Remind me, why Emilia didn’t heal his wounds yet?

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    2. While I 110% agree with you I don’t think that the Subaru we know and see, presently, will allow this to be the loop he continues with considering he knows he has “infinite” respawns to get things perfectly.

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    3. In my opinion, the SS rank endings are part of the series’ charm… Stacking up infinitely impossible circumstances for just a normal human to face.. And then with a little genius and a little cunning, bring about the best ending possible.
      If the ending was nothing but suffering, and the road up to it was nothing but suffering… This would just be suffer porn and it’d lose everything I love about it.

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  9. Aside for the deaths… I’m really glad that Frederica isn’t a traitor, and that amazed that she even fought to the death to defend Rem. Love the fights and Betty’s spear bursting into too many tinier spears was really awesome haha. Excited to find out more about Elsa’s character. Who she really is and to why she’s so strong.

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    1. Elsa must have caught her with a really lucky kill strike in their previous battle to have all of us readers as well as Subaru questioning whether she truly fought to the death with Elsa the first time or not. That still has me weary now but I don’t think I’m capable of conjuring up a way where Frederica was a traitor and allowed herself to be killed to cover that fact. It doesn’t seem logical nor beneficial unless she completely served her purpose knowing that tricking Subaru even though he’d die anyway was worth her sacrifice. Just doesn’t add up… Can’t wait to find out the truth of the matter on this one.

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  10. “had began” – should be “begun”
    “in the center” – should be surrounded in commas
    “off top” – missing a “the”
    out, you already have” – should be “out you had”
    “and opened and closed” – should be “opening and closing”
    “When he realized” – should be “Then”
    “were ridden” – meant to be “riddled”?
    “think we’ll” – should be “we’d”
    “who haven’t” – should be “hasn’t”
    I also have a few minor suggestions in mind, I’ll comment if/when I go to the live draft for that

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  11. But truly, truly thank you everyone. I can’t express how much encouragement you guys have given me, and I promise I won’t stop until the very end.

    *Insert long-winded response thanking you here* I can’t speak for everyone but I know I’ll be here with you until the end! To probably many more years of working together!

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  12. Well I’m just glad to find out Frederica is not a traitor. That would have broken my heart further. Also … NO PETRA! NOT AGIAN! I don’t know how many more horific Petra deaths I can take : (
    It does make you wonder though, if their’s not a traitor in our mits then how does elsa always seem one step ahead of them?

    Super thrilling chapter this time. Thank you Chicken for such awesome translations and GOOD LUCK with your studies!

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  13. NOOO PETRA!!
    Subaru doubting Frederica and later finding out the truth must’ve hurt him like a b*t*h. So this means Frederica isn’t the informant but someone in the Sanctuary is… not sure who however.
    I hope Beako doesn’t lose against Elsa.

    Thanks for the chapter chicken-sama! I hope you have great success in your studies.

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  14. Really cool to see Beako power. I feel like if Elsa can survive the attack it would annoy me a little bit. Elsa seem to be OP against everyone she fought so far that people hyped up (Reinhardt & Puck). And I recall that she come from the Northern Country, which according to Beako are only good at curses.

    I’m still a little skeptical about Fredrica. She might just be guarding the room because of Roswell order. She has no relationship with Rem to justify her protecting Rem.

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    1. Doubt there was such an order. Roswaal and Frederica don’t know who Rem is. Roswaal doesn’t even know of her existence. But Frederica knows of her importance to Subaru. If she was protecting her, it was only for Subaru, I think.

      Btw, Elsa was able to protect herself from Puck’s icicles with her cloak, if I remember correctly. Is she wearing one now, I wonder?

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      1. I would not be surprised if he does know. if there are exceptions like and betty which I am guessing is only cus of subs witchness and betty being a spirit. also he has that book which who knows if that is being effected or not

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        1. Two loops ago Subaru was talking to Ros and mentioned Rem, so Ros asked him – Who could that ‘Rem’ be? That’s where Subaru lost his shit and was put down by Garf.
          Ofc., the clown might have been trolling him, but it didn’t look like that.

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          1. I am going to make a bold prediction that Ros have the power to know what Subo is thinking. A lot of time Ros would talk to Subo closing 1 of his mix match eyes. I think it might be the blue eye that he closed and stare with the yellow one.

            Now going by that assumption, I think Ros knew Rem and was just provoking Subo because when Subo get mad, = the conversion end.

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  15. I’m secretly hoping for the moment that Subaru snaps. Like legit loses it and goes full Witch Chan Betelgeuse on everyone.
    <~3
    Thank you for the amazing chapter Chicken-dono. And I hope you have a wonderful vacation (;

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    1. Wouldn’t that be an unfortunate twist.
      Subaru becoming the witch of envy and sending the world into a giant shamac.

      Subaru does become quite attached to Shamac-san

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  16. Damn, things are getting intense. I have a feeling what might happen next, but you never know, it’s Re:Zero. Anyway wow, lot more people than I expected ended up being dedicated to help with the editing as well, nice. Great job Chicken, I hope you pass over this last hurdle and have a great graduation :).

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  17. I feel so relieved *that* happened and I hope *that* truly is the end of it, but since the _other_ thing happened I feel *that* cannot make this loop worth for it to be the continue point. God DAMMIT why do you play with my feelings boi?

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  18. Imagine that betty kills elsa there, and that being count as “one obstacle out of the way”, envy updates the current savepoint to the death of elsa.

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    1. Damn I didn’t think of it like that and this is Re:Zero.

      If we think about it objectively, the author might be done with the Mansion, Beako & Rem will go where Subo go, Fredrica and Petra probably have no further use for driving the plot forward either. Plus Petra dying might be use as a way to build Subo character development further. It has been hinted he is losing humanity. I think Chicken use the word “crooked” but I really don’t like that word.

      Although I think Elsa need to survive so we find out who hired her to give Subo a new villian to fight.

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        1. Well considering he doesn’t have to return to the sanctuary… this idea doesn’t seems to be too ilogical. However i have the theory that emilia is vital for sub-bos’ return by death so i dont think the save point will update

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        2. I was thinking from envy’s perspective. It’s the second day? and the rabbit appeared on the 4th day (I dont remember this well)? So there is still time for that considering subo can get to the sactuary in like 6hrs if he’s riding alone (even less if betty can get him to the sactuary with door crossing)? And I think Loley’s mention is logical to and Subo is going to save emilia no mather what, to do that the trails have to be passed so they’ll release Emilia. But then you have Garfiel, subaru’s mind is constantly like a rollercoaster and that clown that is a mystery on his own. man i can’t wait for the next chapters.

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      1. Yeah, I think that sounds more logical to, because the information Elsa has is important and I think Betty (knowing that) will immobilize her like you said to get the information out of her.

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  19. “If feelings can knock whales from the sky I’ll knock down as many as you want”
    *wipes manly tear*

    But wtf exactly is Elsa?
    Can anyone train to be agile like her, or is she just special?

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  20. Dude I just got done looking at the re zero Reddit for powers … Reinhardt’s OP as hell I’m just going to leave it at that.

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    1. I have a feeling a girl with a knife is still no match for a 400 y.o. shadow spirit. Sure Betty has two or three more tricks up her drills.

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      1. To many characters already died would not make scence for the plot and make the loop easer for him if he can defeat Elsa with just Betty it needs to be harder to drag out story

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  21. I’m going to guess it’s Roswaal with his gospel and stuff? It’s his mansion after all, he already gained Ram’s trust and Emilia is doesn’t have any reason? His relationship isn’t good with Roswaal either.

    Beatrice better 1v1 Gutgrill

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  22. Chicken-sama I will be with you till the end! What a way to hang me off the cliff bro. I can’t wait till the next chapter, shame that it’s so far away.

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  23. Aaaaaaaah cliffhangers, I can’t stand them any longer! ahahah.
    God I didn’t thought this was all going south. I never suspected Frederica, she is far too sincere.
    Thanks for the translations, will Betty make it?

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