Re:Zero Arc 4 Interlude II (Chapter 79.5) [After The Guests Have Left]


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Brototype, Austin, Roanz, Axl, Aaron, Alpha Cartographer, Lucky, Federico, Rodolfo, Julian, for helping me proofread on the Live Draft! <3)




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Interlude II [After The Guests Have Left]


[Sekhmet: Was it really alright… haa. Letting them leave like that… huu?]

[Echidona: It was his decision, his choice. I would like to respect that. ……Although, I can’t say I don’t have a thought or two about the way he left holding that thing’s hand]

Echidona shrugged in response to Sekhmet’s listless voice.
Just as always, they were inside the Citadel of Dreams with its grassfields and blue skies unchanged. A cool wind scraped by, gently caressing the Witches’ hair.

――After the fracturing world swallowed Subaru and Satella, releasing them from the Dream, the world was formed anew.

But of course it was. This indestructible space was woven from Echidona’s soul, and so long as Echidona exists, it too would persist in this state. What transpired had been nothing more than an extravagant send-off for the guests who were leaving.

[Echidona: Still, when you fire off your ability all over like that, I can’t help but end up drained, you know. I’d appreciate it if you could exercise a little moderation with your rampant healing]

[Minerva: I follow my creed, if I see an injury, I heal it. Be it humans, Witches, animals, birds, fish, bugs, or Mabeasts, it makes no difference, any wound on a living being is my enemy!]

[Echidona: Yes, but, unlike in life, everything you do here is a burden on me. When you were alive, it was the world that had to shoulder that burden, but now that’s all on me, can you imagine how tough that is to bear alone?]

[Minerva: Burden or whatever, I couldn’t care less about stuff that I can’t see. I heal wounds. If it shortens the life of the world or something that’s not my problem]

Minerva crossed her arms, propping up her ample breasts, while the other two Witches wryly smiled.
At first glance, the Witch of Wrath Minerva might seem like the most amicable Witch of Sin―― or at least, the most harmless of the Witches.
In fact, her actions consisted entirely of healing, and the number of lives she saved in her lifetime must have surpassed the tens of thousands.

――However, Minerva’s seemingly harmless healing was indirectly causing equivalent damage to the world.

The destructive energy of every punch, kick, and bite would transform into healing in Minerva’s hands. This being the algorithm of the Authority of Wrath, no one besides Minerva could perform it. Even Echidona, who could understand its construction, could not replicate it.
Minerva’s healing strikes could bring lifeforms back from the brink of death. ――But to think that this Authority was all-powerful would be a mistake.

The healing power of her punches is the product of an algorithm which twists cause and effect by force and expends incredible amounts of mana to activate. The mana required far exceeds the capacity of humans, and, even for a Witch, Minerva could not possibly manage it alone.
In that case, where did the mana for her strikes come from? ――The answer is simple: it was stolen from the very core of the world.

Ordinarily, when humans use magic, it is done by drawing mana from the atmosphere through their gate, converting it into magical energy, and then releasing it once more as spells.
In Minerva’s case, her gate wasn’t linked to the atmosphere, but directly to the core of the world. It’s hard to explain what the world’s core is, but it is a supernatural mass of mana―― one might even say that it is the place where mana is born.
Minerva’s strikes were drawing mana from precisely that to convert her attacks into healing.

By repeatedly doing this, the mana that should originally be provisioning some place in the world would never reach it, and with the drying up of mana responsible for sustaining the fundamental structures of the world comes the extreme danger of natural disasters befalling that part of the world.
She may have healed over tens of thousands with her punches.
――But, in the natural disasters indirectly caused by her actions, just as many would have lost their lives.

Therefore, the Witch of Wrath Minerva was among the most dangerous of the Witches bearing the names of Sins, such that she was regarded as an enemy of every nation.

[Minerva: All I can do in here is draw up whatever mana you have, Echidona. I can barely cure or heal anything even if I suck you dry, that’s so lame]

[Echidona: There shouldn’t have been anyone getting hurt in here in the first place. But that’s all gone out the window with all that ruckus recently]

[Minerva: Right……yeah. It was pretty rowdy, for a little while]

Echidona’s words somewhat doused Minerva’s intensity. Her adorable face took on a visible shade of gloom as the blond-haired Witch looked up to the sky,

[Minerva: You think he’ll be alright? I’m getting super worried]

[Echidona: You can rest assured. Since he’s rejected my hand, he will be struggling with everything he’s got to make sure that he succeeds. Although, he doesn’t seem to have an answer yet]

[Minerva: What’s with that phrasing? You’re the one who lured him into rejecting you, and now you’re trying to pretend you didn’t when we all know what you’re thinking? What’s the point of that!?]

[Echidona: It’s not that I was trying to be rejected. ――Since whether he declined or accepted, I would’ve been glad either way]

Answering Minerva’s objection, Echidona sat herself down at the regenerated table. Clicking her fingers, she produced a teacup. Then, bringing the steaming cup to her lips,

[Echidona: I will affirm whatever choice he makes. And I don’t see any problems resulting from that choice. The fact that he chose it, or the fact that he didn’t choose it: that’s the important part. Whether the outcome is good or bad, I’m rather proud of my ability to be happy with either]

[Daphne: But~ that doesn’t mean you don’t have preferences~]

As Echidona brought the tea to her lips, a pitch-black coffin came inching up beside her. Daphne, who had settled herself inside her coffin once more, was attracted over by the assorted sweets on the table.

[Daphne: You say you respect the outcomes~, but Dona-Dona doesn’t hesitate to guide towards the results she wants to see, does she~~. It’s probably true that you’d be glad either way~, but it isn’t true that there isn’t one you wanted, is it~?]

[Echidona: You barely have any interest in others, yet you always hit things right on the mark, don’t you, Daphne]

[Daphne: Compared to the constant hunger on my mind~~, I don’t really get caught up on the unimportant stuff. Haahaa, munch~munch~]

Munching straight through the sweets, Daphne ate up the plate as well. Seeing this, Echidona sighed before looking over the other Witches who were now taking their seats at the table.
Languid, visibly indignant, timid―― and one with a particularly perilous gaze.

[Echidona: Well you sure look angry, Typhon]

[Typhon: Because Dona wasn’t honest… Wasn’t honest… means you’re a liar? And liars… are sinners? Dona… are you a sinner~?]

[Echidona: I always act in accordance to what I desire. Telling lies would be something I don’t presently recall doing]

Unfazed, Echidona answered Typhon’s innocently blunt question.
Echidona’s roundabout phrasing would probably have been lost on the young Typhon. After all, Echidona knew that if she really got on Typhon’s bad side, everyone present would be in terrible danger.
Condemning criminals and judging sinners amounted to no more than a fraction of Typhon’s Authority of Pride.

But, seeing Typhon puff up her cheeks assenting to Echidona’s careful mental tiptoeing, the next to speak was the Witch buried under a ball of hair.

[Sekhmet: Hiding your true intentions while speaking… haa… isn’t exactly lying… how convenient for you… huu]

[Camilla: E-Echidona-chan, is, really…… just hopeless, isn’t she……]

[Echidona: You two……]

Seeing Echidona scowl at being caught in the concentrated barrage, the other Witches smiled.
The only one still sulking was Minerva, glaring at her with the corner of her eyes tilted up.

[Sekhmet: Minerva too, how long are you gonna stay grumpy about it, haa. Didn’t we all agree beforehand, huu? You knew we’d be doing this when the Sage Candidate came…… haa]

[Minerva: Ugh, I know, I know. I know everyone agreed on it. But I can’t just rationalize it like you guys. I hope you know that]

[Daphne: Met-Met’s always sticking with Ty-Ty, she wouldn’t understand~. You guys spend too much of your life worrying about stuff that isn’t eating~ it’s such a waste, isn’t it~?]

Daphne jutted in, prompting a snort of displeasure from both Minerva and Sekhmet.
There was a certain perfect balance to the Witches’ tea party, which would otherwise have been a gathering of willful egos. They disagreed on all manner of things, and it wasn’t rare for them to end up in spats like this.
Especially between Minerva, who could take offense from anyone, and Sekhmet, who dislikes quarrels, there was no shortage of these little skirmishes. Every time, Daphne would get between them by striking to the heart of the matter with one of her tone-deaf comments. And more likely than not, the conversations would end like this with no real conclusions being made.



Minerva gets mad, Sekhmet checks her advance, Daphne comes in teasing, Camilla soothes Typhon so she doesn’t explode, and Echidona watches happily from the side―― while Satella watches over them, smiling to see that all six are safe.
Those were the days from four hundred years ago, never to come again.


Satella was driven mad by her Witch Genes, Minerva died insane inside a trap, Camilla perished in a sea of flames, Daphne withered to death in an ocean of sand, Typhon drowned in a flood, Sekhmet fell at the Great Waterfall as she decimated the dragons, and Echidona collected their souls even as she herself was tied to the world by soul alone.


This was but an imperfect reproduction of those forever-gone days.

[Camilla: You look, sad…… Echidona…chan…? Really…sad?]

[Echidona: Why’s that? I have no reason to be sad. You’re all here with me, and I’ve had a chance to interact with the outside world. ――Why would I be sad?]

[Camilla: Is, that, really alright? W-we are, just…… souls, and, so, it’s not really us, ri-right? We, are… mn, al-already……dead. We can’t, really, be together with, Echidona-chan, anymore, right……?]

Camilla’s stuttering words struck Echidona silent for a moment.

――It was Echidona’s powers that had given the Witches, who had lost their bodies and existed only as souls, these temporary bodies in the form of mental constructs.

She had prepared the vessels, and housed their souls inside them.
But their souls were frozen at the time of their death, without a single change afterwards. So was the Camilla that Echidona was seeing now truly Camilla herself?
Drawing from their souls reactions that they’ve made in life, and using them to animate these bodies―― was this just a game of dolls instigated by Echidona’s own desires?

The truth is, they all shared in Echidona’s knowledge.
So how could one explain this, except by the fact that they were being generated by Echidona herself? ――This was a question Echidona would have thought over countless times already.

[Echidona: Being the bundle of narcissism that you are, though I am a friend, it’s quite unusual for you to worry about me. ……Don’t tell me his boisterous, soft-headed personality has rubbed off on you?]

[Camilla: I, wouldn’t…… know, anything, about, that…… Echidona-chan…… dummy]

In front of Echidona’s self-distracting answer, Camilla muttered with a despondent expression.
Hearing her reply, Echidona couldn’t help but burst out laughing.

Seeing Echidona like this, the other Witches, who had not been paying attention up to now, all turned to look at her.
And, showered in all their gazes, Echidona spread out her arms,

[Echidona: Now, the tea party will go back to just being us Witches for a while. He―― Natsuki Subaru probably won’t be setting foot in here again, I’m afraid]

[Minerva: And you’re okay with that? Not that I’m worried you’d get lonely or anything, but don’t you usually say something at the end? You were always so insistent about getting your compensation or whatever]

[Echidona: Compensation…… ah, that’s right. Would you guys laugh if I told you that was my parting gift to him in consideration of his foreseeable tribulations?]

While she put her hand to her chin and pondered, the other Witches looked at each other.
Then, sharing a nod, they opened their mouths at once,

[――Definitely not!]

[Echidona: Oh my, I never knew you guys thought so highly of me……]

[Minerva: No, that’s because there’s no way in hell you’d help someone without taking anything in return]

Saying this, Minerva folded her arms while the other Witches nodded in agreement.
Echidona closed her eyes in front of their unanimous opinion, and, clearing her throat,

[Echidona: I guess we still have a whole lot of things to talk about. But seriously now, is that really what you think of me?]


[Echidona: But, well…]

Before the silent Witches, Echidona drank up the remaining contents of her cup, and then, bewitchingly licking her tongue over her lips,

[Echidona: ――You’re not wrong in the least]



-=Arc 4 Interlude II End=-




Next Chapter:



This one hit unexpectedly hard…… I’m tearing up right now……

Camilla almost knows that she isn’t real. 

And every time Dona is talking with them, it’s like she’s talking to herself in the voice of a dead friend.


Let me know if you see any typos ❤


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      1. Quick question mr. Chicken

        How likely is it that you translate the rest of arc 6 ch 35 (3/3)? Very curious about what happens there next, even tho i spoiled myself a bit from the wikia..


          1. Take your time chicken sandwich.
            I wanna know what happens too but we’re so close to finishing arc 4 now. Arc 6 will make more sense once we see the rest of this arc.


          2. i just want to know if rem wakes up n if she is ‘ok’. also why dont the sanctuary people try the trails too its ludicrous to expect someone to come in and save them especially when that someone is emelia which they wont even talk to. or just destroy the tomb to get rid of the barrier. i guess they are happy mooching off of rosswall.


          3. Yess arc6 pleaseee, we dont need arc5..those guys is not your original reader they come when you doing arc5, so they just selfish..


        1. Right, i really much prefer Chicken translate Arc 6 rather than continuing other people’s work at Arc 5 :/


    1. lol yep actually on dona i thought the barrier was made to keep someone out but considering how sub who has witch genes just waltz in destroys that theory not to mention mabeast which the ‘normal’ barriers keep out. the twins hate the cultist which is madly hypocritical of them following orders from donas cultist /roshit/ the ‘good’ witch. emelia was trying to protect sub from also suffering her curse of being a half elf by distancing him from her.


  1. Woah there!
    Echidona’s souls gathering is quite something…, If Subaru’s Dead and his soul gathered by Echidona— then Return By Death has a Kind of Bug or I just overthinking it…

    Anyway, Minerva now is rejected for project Heal The World. Her Power sure is Reversed of Astrea’s Family


  2. This was quite a chapter my friends. I totally got the same feeling that she’s talking to herself ( i know there is evidence the other witches are there) but still.

    It was way better that the whole chapter got published in one go, I still think you should keep doing it like this. Also as always…. Thank you for Your work 🙂 🙂


  3. Guys, I don’t get it. Satella killed all of the witches right? Then why are there different reasons given for their individual deaths? and I don’t get how satella and dona died. I guess satella’s personality got killed and the witch of envy lived in her after that or something along the lines but I am Totally clueless about how Dona died. I mean did she even die in the first place? I know she says she died but something’s not clear to me. Help me out guys! And also thank you Chicken Sama for all your efforts!


    1. idk they keep changing how the other witches died first it was by satella then humans/circumstance, the dragon. it will be explained in a bit on what happen to dona. i think the witches died then satella ate them no idea


  4. very sad 😦 loved this interlude, the witches interactions makes for a entertaining read. could read a whole story with them alone. will not forgive Tappei if we dont get a flashback with their past later. or an ex book.


  5. so did she really abandon beatrice? judging from their conversation i seems like she is the type who would take blame willingly rather than a thank you for her act.


    1. she kept beako out of harms way /be spoiling if i explained/ kinda hard to say someone abandon their kid when they died. she should have made it clear to beako that it was up to her on who she was going to contract next with. one can say she has high standards but considering she is in the mansion i can only see narcissist /maids,guest/ visiting her. she wants someone she likes and needs/wants her help.


      1. I didn’t know she want to keep Beatrice out of harm way. Please don’t spoil or give any hint. Let us first time reader theory craft please. 😦


        1. not really in the first place kept it hella vague kinda forgot i added that still abandon in a sense that she stopped writing to beako. wait till you read what ….has done later on


      2. thanks for the info. i also agree with most of your theories in regards to the characters being way too out of touch with each other. also the anon who commented on the spoilers before wasn’t me.


    2. i think the ones that really abandon beako is roshit and the maids. ross only cares about bringing dona back/ really doesnt explain how but i have my bets on it has to do with the dragons blood. fredica is garbage to me not even visiting her own brother /yet tried to get the twins to call her neesan..rolled my eyes reading that. the twins only cares about each other they would had never went out of their way to help anyone >before they met subaru< unless it was an order which is just sad. you can also say they abandon garf too so yeah


  6. I guess we still a whole lot of things to talk about.

    Hey Chicken, thanks for the chapter. Is there a missing word right before ‘a whole lot’? Something like ‘have’ perhaps?

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  7. If Subaru got all the authorities, he has the ability to:

    1. Wrath – He can use fire and heal by punches. But according to every novels I read, Healing can reversed time and it means he can return / transfer to another timeline (400 years ago)
    2. Greed – Knowledge and speed of light damages.
    3. Sloth – Power of invincibility
    4. Glutony – The power to erase and remove anyone
    5. Pride – To take part and lead an army
    6. Lust – The power to become someone and power to take from something.
    7. Envy – To reverse everything. To absorb everything he desire.


    Subaru might be the real Flugel, Sage Candidate, like Steinsgate, he must make a move that will lead him to become one.


    1. Completely wrong XD the authority of envy is return by death, the authority of sloth is unseen hand, the authority of glutonny… you got it right… the authority of wrath, greed and lustare a bit of a spoiler from arc 5 so i’ll just keep quiet about them, but it’s not as you said


      1. “Completely wrong XD the authority of envy is return by death”

        Don’t go spreading misinformation now.


          1. Huh…what? What arc? What chapter? Sounds like bullshit to me. Or is that something he says in the very last released chapter in arc 6? But considering what happens to him there, I very highly doubt it. After all, he should not even know about it in his condition. Not the authorities, the arcbishops or the witches etc.


        1. I don’t remember exactly when, but he does say that return by death is an authority of the witch of envy, and he says so in arc IV (maybe not in the first half, but he does). And we find out about lust, greed and wrath’s authorities at the beggining of arc V


          1. He thinks “it comes from the witch of Envy, she is the one who allows him to reverse time and resurrecting”. There is no official confirmation of this. In fact, she never does confirm it herself. She always let him say whatever he wants. So this, not only does it mean it is not necessarily the authority of Envy (because something that comes from the witch doesn’t have to be the authority of Envy by default) but it is pretty obvious it isn’t the case. So no, just because Subaru believes it or because Echidna believes it, doesn’t mean that it is the case.

            And since when do Mr Oblivious comments are the absolute truth anyway? Subaru knows jack shit. In fact, he doesn’t even try to find any kind of truth (a


      2. Return by death is still debatable.
        It could still be something completely unique to Subaru alone. Or maybe a certain person from the Pelion mythology, whom I shall not name.


    2. We already know about the authorities and they aren’t that. And besides, it seems to mostly materialize depending on the user’s. Echidna’s greed is not the same thing as the arcbishop’s for example.


    3. Guys , you don’t get it. I know you read the wikia. I just wanna show that some abilities has kind of similarity to the book of Genos. Oh come on, sherlocks. Don’t be so dumbbounded persons. XD


  8. ”[Echidona: I guess we still a whole lot of things to talk about”

    missing ”have” I think

    thanks chicken amazing chapter, and yes it hit hard….I don’t know how to feel anymore…it’s sad that Dona Dona is really lonely, and I feel for her but at the same time should I really feel sad for her? you know?
    and about how the witches died….Minerva died insane in a trap….can’t imagine that…just thinking about it depresses me


  9. -Oof! Right in the feels.

    I wonder what was her compensation/parting gift… I hope we find out soon.

    Thanks again Chicken!


  10. Looking at their differing causes of death, would it be ok to conclude that Satella/WoE is actually indirectly responsible for their deaths? Maybe after she swallowed half of the world, the other half decided to get rid of all the witches. Or something else?

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      1. Well it’s very possible that their personalities are indeed apart of Echidna, and they have become apart of her stream of consciousness. What’s wild about this is that it’s very possible that Echidna’s memories are what gives the souls stored with her their particular traits. This although runs counter to my understanding of Echidna’s personality, which leans on sociopathic, but she cares very deeply for her Sisters. And Subaru.


        1. It could be possible that Echidna ‘acts’ without emotion because their emotions were not intact, so she plays then off
          Like playing with your favorite toys.


          1. This is true. It only makes it even more sad. It’s like the girls are slaves to their Witch Genes and the ideologs thereof.


  11. I’m curious, how did you learn japanese? From what you’ve been saying, it must have been trough self-studying, right?


    1. I am curious about this too. I’ve been doing self study with the help of my Japanese buds.

      Also curious on what Raresupipirigu is. I can’t seem to piece together what this is.


        1. Oh haha that explains it. I was wracking my brain trying to get this. I’m literate in Japanese, but I still need reference for Kanji. And katakana also gets me. Like all the names in this story, including Subaru’s full name, is in katakana. When I read other people fan stuff from the Nihon, they use either the kanji or hiragana to write their names. Especially on the internet’s favorite trash heap, Reddit.


          1. Reddit has some nice anime wallpapers tho… that’s all i use it for X3.
            Anyway, i’m trying to learn japanese as well, but i’m having trouble understanding some stuff, so i’m stuck trying to understand the difference between the が and は particles >_<


  12. Dona the Puppet Master. 400 years of isolation certainly took the toll. Well, at least she would entertain her guests with all her new personalities.


    1. Subaru: Hello hello!
      Echidna: Why did you say hello twice?
      Subaru: I was saying hello to both your faces.


  13. Damn this chapter is depressing… But I still like it. It actually explained some more backstory about the witches. Makes me feel bad for Echidona, since she only played that she doesn’t feel anything and everything is synthetic. Subaru treated her kinda like shit and if he knew, he’d be probably sorry for her…

    I don’t think that the other 5 witches are completely just Echidona illusions but actually contain their souls. It is said that by the time they died, their souls froze in time. I think it is indicated, that just all of the witches and their personalities can’t progress in time (for examble have a change of heart or something). I think this is the case simply because of Minerva. It is explained, that her healing ability is known and understood by Echidona, however she can’t mimic it. An illusion by her would likely not have the real authority.

    Live you and your work Chicken ♡

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  14. A bit confused with what you said at the end Chicken; “Camilla almost knows that she isn’t real.” but i think she already did know that she isn’t real. Especially from the fact that she (and the other witches too) remembered that Witch of Envy have killed her in the past.


  15. This is chapter is both amusing and really sad.. Feel really sorry for Echidona, especially when I read the part about how all the 7 witches used too be so happy and care free together in a tea party and the dead souls part 😦


  16. Hey chicken can u tell me what arc is for? Why they have arc 5&6 even when arc for not finish yet should i read arc5&6 while wait u update new chapter?
    Tq have a nice day 😀


  17. Guys, why is no one talking about echidona indirectly said she took from Subaru without asking…again! Seriously though, what could it be?? If she took away RBD, then it would be epic!


    1. I don’t think she would do something that mean. Or can.
      The price might be his memory of the Tea Party, like the first time, or of Satanella specifically. Maybe revoke his qualifications or trial results. Since they bid each other goodbye, that would make sense.


  18. Sad how like Betty, Echidona is also alone for 400 years. And she is so lonely that she actually made puppets of her bestfriends.


    1. Know that I remember Beako transported to the sanctuary doesn’t that mean she can visit her? I mean she’s a spirit right.


  19. “Sekhmet fell at the Great Waterfall as she decimated the dragons”
    Pretty sure there’s only one dragon in there since it was just Volcanica on that time so it might have been just “the dragon”


  20. so can someone help me understand this a little better? what is the difference between arc 4 5 and 6?


          1. okay i understand it better now. so basically the 4th arc is the sanctuary? and arc 5-6 are about what happens after it


  21. Chicken sama.. I am usually a silent reader.. and this time for sure i must thank you from the botom of my heart.. thank you for every chapter and every words you have translated up until now.. thank you so much.. i wish you luck and may you continue to translate this story until it ends😭 I’ll be sure to continue reading every chapter you’ve translated..

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  22. Aww… I don’t want the tea parties to finish. So will this really be the last time? So sad.
    Sad Echidona… she must feel alone, like Subaru.
    Thanks for the chapter!


  23. Oh my God… I was wrong. I was so wrong. Sorry, Echidna. This chapter is so informative. So everything was prearranged. So Witches didn’t die from Satella? That explains a lot. At the very least I got an answer on my question, how could Daphne know, what Subaru have said to her in the previous loops. So they are not real WItches, just an imitation, based on their souls, created by Echidna. Now the only question is : are they acting “separate” from
    Echidna’s consciousness or Echidna is just playing “dolls”. And if she does, does she aware of that herself?


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