Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 64 [A World That Was Falling Apart] (Part 2/3)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Rodolfo, Roanz, Kam, Mohamad, Patrick,  HX, Umut, Vimal, Ellydian Games, Aaron 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/230/

Previous Part 1/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/22/rezero-arc-4-chapter-64-a-world-that-was-falling-apart-part-1-3/

 

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――Subaru had come to Arlam village hoping to find some help burying Petra and Frederica, and, more importantly, to inform Petra’s family of her death.

He was prepared to be beaten, and to be sworn at.
Just like back in the Mansion, even here, Subaru could still avoid going through that pain. He could hide the truth of Petra’s death, and reset this world without the villagers ever knowing.
If he did that, Subaru would have hid his responsibility for Petra’s death deep inside his heart with only his guilt to haunt him, and that would probably have been a grace.
But, as for whether he could forgive himself for doing so, that would surely be impossible.

[Subaru: In the end, it’s just self-satisfaction, isn’t it]

So he decided to inform Petra’s family before burying the two.
On the other hand, he had no idea how he should mourn Beatrice. Spirits don’t leave bodies behind. The clean, spotless manner of her disappearance had made her death seem almost unreal to Subaru.
Who knows, maybe―― he couldn’t help but cling to such thoughts.

With those ambivalent thoughts on his mind, Subaru made his way towards Arlam village.
He brought Rem with him, intending to ask someone to take care of her while he saw to the burials.
And then, when he arrived, while searching around for the villagers, he instead found those lumps of meat.

[Subaru: ――There’s… no one here]

Temporarily setting Rem down under the roof of one of the houses, and walking a full circle around the village, that was the conclusion Subaru had come to.
The sweat on his forehead had dissolved the flaking blood, painting Subaru’s face red, into a wretched sight. If the villagers saw Subaru now, he would no doubt be greeted with horrified shrieks.
But, unable to find a single villager to shriek at his sight, Subaru sat down beside the sleeping Rem, at a loss.

――When he saw that Elsa had disappeared from the Mansion, it wasn’t that he hadn’t considered it.

Elsa didn’t bat an eye when she murdered everyone involved in the Capital. So, perhaps unsatisfied with the people in the Mansion, she had decided to put the whole village to the blade.
Subaru had pondered over various explanations on his way to Arlam village, and that possibility was just a part of his unease. But what greeted him when he arrived was far beyond anything he could have imagined.

Instead of villagers, there were just scattered hunks of meat.
――Naturally, deep down, Subaru had imagined the worst, but he was just subconsciously ignoring it.

[Subaru: No one’s here… then there’s no point dawdling here…… better hurry and… bury them]

Muttering this excuse, Subaru lifted Rem into his arms and left the village.
The enormous, motionless masses of meat remained as they were. Subaru didn’t feel the slightest pang on his conscience, leaving them there. He would have prefered if they didn’t even linger in the deepest recesses of his memories.
It felt like his head was going to explode.

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Burying Petra and Frederica turned out to be an unexpectedly simple affair.

Preparing their appearance for interment, he had wiped clean their bloodstained skin with a cloth. As for clothes, he had changed them into a new set with his apologies. Naturally, there were no inappropriate feelings involved.
As he passed the girls’ cold, stiffened arms through the sleeves of their clothes, he wanted to cry, but the back of his eyes only grew dry, trapping his heart within that inexplicable emotion.

[Subaru: ……at least, go in peace]

Subaru quietly said a prayer to lay them to rest as he laid the earth over them.
It goes without saying that Subaru knew nothing about the prayers of this world, nor much about the sendoffs of his original world, for that matter. All his family members were still alive, so he never had to attend any funerals, and he never took any particular interest in the secular ceremonies of the Japanese people.
He regretted that now.
――The fact that he didn’t even know the proper words was filling him with remorse.

[Subaru: And I’ve imposed on you too. Thank you, for helping me]

Saying this, Subaru reached out his hand, and the black ground dragon brought her snout over to his fingers.
With her legs dirtied by the dug-up soil, Patrasche nudged closer to Subaru as if concerned for him.
After finding Patrasche safe in the stables, Subaru asked her for her help with Petra and Frederica’s burials. The clever dragon quickly understood Subaru’s clumsy request, and, alongside Subaru, who was using a tool similar to a spade, she dug the hole for the tall-statured Frederica.

Even with her mighty legs that could outrace the wind completely coated in mud, it did not diminish the jet-black ground dragon’s nobility and beauty. And Subaru was once again reminded of his immense gratitude for her existence.

Petra’s grave was dug by Subaru. Though her body was small, he didn’t want her to feel cramped, and so he wound up tearing the skins of his palm several times over on the handle of the unfamiliar tool.
Laying the earth over her, and watching Petra’s figure receding from view, at last, the stifled tears poured out, and Subaru did not bother to wipe them.
He gave Frederica the same send off, and after placing a simple marker over their graves, the funeral had drawn to an end.

Having concluded one of his tasks, where he should have felt a burden taken off his shoulders, the weight only grew heavier.

[Subaru: ……There’s no point staying here anymore]

He softly murmured.
The curtain had fallen over the irrevocable tragedy at the Mansion.
Carving each and every detail into his memories, he made sure he’d never forget his present regret as he bid the two farewell.
It was a regret carved into his very soul, which he will be sure to wipe away in the next attempt.
Only once he had accomplished this, could he truly take responsibility for their deaths.

[Subaru: After we’ve checked what we need to check, let’s return to the Sanctuary. ――We can’t leave Rem here, so she’s coming too]

The sun had begun to wane.
In the steadily darkening world, Subaru realized that it must be approaching the third night. Once he had checked what he needed to check, if he set out from the Mansion the next morning, he would be back in the Sanctuary before the fourth night.
That would leave a day and a half until the fated sixth day. And this would also be the first time Subaru had traveled back to the Sanctuary from the Mansion.

Defend the Mansion, and break through the Sanctuary.
Because there were two inevitable hurdles, he would need to head back for the necessary experience points before he could take on the final loop.
What would have changed at the Sanctuary while Subaru was gone?
Things would have probably proceeded along the same lines as the time Garfiel knocked Subaru out and imprisoned him. In that case, Otto and Ram might just take action to free the Arlam refugees on the fifth night.

[Subaru: Must be before that happens……huh]

The way he left Garfiel was another cause for concern.
Having forcibly blocked his pursuit using Leweses as shields, it was impossible to imagine just how infuriated Garfiel must be.
On top of that, he would have to tell Garfiel about his older sister’s death. How he suspected her of being a spy, and how he had failed to do anything to save her.
He would have to resign himself to Garfiel’s rage, and take anything that may come.

[Subaru: Back to the Sanctuary, then. ――I miss Emilia]

Thinking over all the countless incidents beleaguering his mind, Subaru absently let slip this honest thought.
Or perhaps, it was closer to a whimper.
But, in this very moment, it was what he truly wanted.

He wanted to see Emilia’s face. And to touch her.
He wanted to feel the reality of Emilia’s existence, and to heal his heart that was on the verge of breaking.
Those thoughts were just a testament to the extent of Subaru’s exhaustion.

 

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Next Part 3/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-64-a-world-that-was-falling-apart-part-3-3/

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Let me know if you find any typos! ❤

Part 3 is a bit longer, so if I don’t release it tomorrow it’ll probably be on Thursday!

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Chapter 64 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-64-16531972

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Next Part 3/3: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-64-a-world-that-was-falling-apart-part-3-3/

107 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 64 [A World That Was Falling Apart] (Part 2/3)

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      1. nah it cant be the rabbits. If you recall they ate everything in the previous time loops, leaving nothing behind. The great rabbit would not leave chunks of meat behind.

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  1. Thanks for the chapter ^_^
    Well, subo is going to die of bleeding and stuff on the way i guess? Boy, it will be amazing if i could see their reactions!

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  2. I find it a little unbelievable that Subaru was able to carry , change and bury Frederica and Petra while being that f**ked up, guess all the stuff he’s been through he’s just immune to pain now XD

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    1. Now imagine changing cloths on a dead child’s body with her entangled intestines spilling out. The sight, the smell, the sensation of soft dry skin cold to the touch.
      Imagine seeing her alive the next loop, talking to her while knowing no matter what you do you wont prevent her going stone-cold again this very day.

      Then read someone saying Subaru is coward.

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      1. pl are hypocrites complain about sao kirito being op with little exp and then whine of a way more realistic mc like sub just cus he does not figure things out immediately and is of normal strength. idk man its mostly just kids saying this stuff

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  3. Go greased Clicken you’re burning up the quarter mile
    (Greased Chicken go greased Chicken)
    Go greased Chicken you’re coasting through the heat lap trial
    You are supreme the chicks’ll cream for greased Chickeeeeen

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      1. hehe none of that happens but a few revelations will be revealed. idk if i want to re read a better translation of it cus it really pissed me off. so yeah no spoilers but it ends horrendously

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      1. I think this arc really starts to shine after this last loope, everything will start making sense and will be incredibly breathtaking, i finished reading it yesterday so i know what i’m talking about, trust me ❤

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  4. I believe I saw a typo, Chicken

    It was a regret carved into his very soul, which he will be sure to wipe away in the next attempt.
    Only once [he] had accomplished this, could he truly take responsibility for their deaths.

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  5. You have a weird ability to upload these recent parts while I’m asleep, Chicken
    I ended up typing a big wall of text for this chapter. I don’t wanna cause clutter here, so I’ll put it as a comment at the beginning of the live draft

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    1. There is not a single funny thing in undressing a dead child.

      Wrapping bodies in a curtain and burying them as is, would probably be more rational. Thing is, Subaru is quite far from rational (or sane) at this point.

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  6. RIP vampire waifu ❤
    tought that he will kill himself but wooow I'm so excited about his death 😀

    I want my monthly dona-dona tea, hope that he can talk with her before RBD

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  7. Wow…that was dark… the fate of the villagers, the burials… Oh man this is one heck of a tragedy…
    And really happy for the fast updates Chicken! Hehe this surprised me earlier ^^

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  8. ~I can feel it. The breaking point, something very eventful is going to happen when Subaru returns to the sanctuary.
    Thank you very much, Chicken~Sama for the translations ❤ I hope you’re not overworking yourself. Make sure you get a great vacation break next month (; we’ll be here when you return.

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  9. This is easly one of if not the most PAINFUL loops since arc 3 when the cultists slaughter the entire village and everyone in the mansion. That burial sence was almost too hard to read.

    Thanks Chicken you continue to be the best!

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  10. Great work Chicken! Just a minor suggestion with this sentence though. “It goes without saying that Subaru had knew nothing about the prayers of this world.” to “It went without saying that Subaru knew nothing about the beliefs of this world.” (A. Badger)

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  11. First Subaru says he wants to date Petra now he’s molesting her corpse. Wow, Japs certainly have an interesting culture. Subaru seems like he’s turning into a villain

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    1. You’re reading it wrong
      The text even goes out of its way to state that there are no inappropriate feelings within Subaru
      He wanted to give them a proper burial, he’s not being a creep or anything of the sort
      Just think, would you want to be buried in the other you were brutally murdered in?

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    1. I’m failing to understand the problem. I thought most peoples buried their dead in either something preferred by culture or something they wanted to be buried in. That’s what happens here. Why is this alarming? Have you people not been to or had to prepare for a funeral?

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  12. Holy heck Chicken-sama, at this rate I hope you dont get burned out on translating, BTW thinking about it if Su-bo didnt have RTD stuff in this world goes down really fast since he got to this world 2-3 months ago (not counting failed loops).

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  13. So many dumb feminists in this comment section. Why are you guys agueing about fictional characters. Just enjoy the story. (Like this comment for free iPhone)

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  14. Umm. Is Arc 6 connected to Arc 4? Do i have to Read Arc 6? Btw. I’ve been reading this light novel for 3 days w/ no sleep. The translation was awesome. Keep it up!

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  15. Man glad I’ve found Chicken’s translation, but at the same time im sad cus I chewed through all of it extremely fast, and although Chicken is releasing 1/3 chapter a day lately those cliffhangers kill me.

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  16. First time committing but I can’t wait to see if subaru makes it back to sanctuary and how ram reacts to seeing the unconscious rem

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  17. I have a question. How has Rem not died of hunger and dehydration if she is unconscious? they do not have droppers and appropriate medicine level in that world. Or do they feed her with magic?

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    1. Authority of gluttony hasn’t been fully explained yet, but since she’s in suspended animation, her body doesn’t require anything and no bodily processes continue except breathing and the beating of heart. Nutrition and excretion get stalled in stalled in the suspended animation triggered by the authority of gluttony

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      1. That, plus she is an Oni. They consume energy, mana, from the atmosphere better that humans to the point of regenerating lost limbs.
        So the high passive MP and HP regen might be the case.

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    2. Authority of gluttony hasn’t been fully explained yet, but since she’s in suspended animation, her body doesn’t require anything and no bodily processes continue except breathing and the beating of heart. Nutrition and excretion get stalled in stalled in the suspended animation triggered by the authority of gluttony

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