Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 83 [Mutual Confessions] (Part 2/3)


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Austin, Brototype, Dre eam, White Rice, Roanz, Daisuke, Lucky for helping me proofread on the Live Draft! <3)




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[Subaru: If that’s how you feel, then you could be a little more cooperative with me. If you were more open to lending me a hand, most of our problems could be solved by now]

Subaru threw back this disdainful comment at the disappointed Roswaal.
The truth is, being hopelessly lacking in the combat department, Subaru desperately needed Roswaal’s strength. His incredible magic that rained fire on the Mabeasts’ forest and his unerring techniques that slaughtered the rushing Rabbits―― countering the Great Rabbit’s threat would be impossible without Roswaal’s help.
Conversely, if Subaru could secure Roswaal’s assistance, that alone would solve the greater part of the Sanctuary’s problems.
However, Roswaal shook his head to Subaru’s cheap yet ardent request,

[Roswaal: Sorry, but I cannot. Working with you as you currently are would be fa~~r too disadvantageous for me. Hypothetically…… yes, let’s hypothetically say that I assist you, and you overcome this situation. Your resolve will remain uncertain, and you and Emilia-sama will undoubtedly encounter other obstacles in the future…… will you also rely on me then? You would postpone confirming the resolve that you should have made here just so you could dither when you fall into the same irreparable situation again?]

[Subaru: …………]

[Roswaal: You see, Subaru-kun, I…… cannot give my assistance unless it is to someone with whom I can entrust my goals. A relationship of dependence is not what I need for my purposes. And so I want you to do what you can to convince me that you have the resolve to go forward]

[Subaru: Your… goals……]

[Roswaal: Regrettably, it would seem that this time it will go unfulfilled. I will have to place my hopes on next time. When you can truly and unquestionably accept your power]

Ending his words there, Roswaal’s body laid down onto its side as if having lost its strength.
For Roswaal, his present self had already lost any reason to live. All that was left to do was to watch Subaru fail and rewind, bringing about the ending of this world.

If the conversation ended here, Subaru would not have achieved a single thing he came for.
As he watched Roswaal withdrawing into himself, waving his hand urging him to leave the room, Subaru desperately forced his mind to think,

[Subaru: ……So what would I have to demonstrate to convince you of my resolve?]

[Roswaal: Hhm…… honestly, I had hoped you’d have already figured it out from our interactions u~~p to now. Rewinding so many times just to ask that really is a waste of effort]

Drawn by Subaru’s words, Roswaal sat up once more and held a hand to his chin,

[Roswaal: In short, liberating the Sanctuary will achieve that. Your actions are indispensable to the Sanctuary’s liberation, and you will need to possess the unwavering resolve to repeat as many times as necessary. The liberation of the Sanctuary itself will be proof of that resolve]

[Subaru: But why is that? Sure, that might be the closest to an answer if there is one, but…… if it’s just overcoming the Trials, what does that have to do with my resolve to cast everything else aside? I mean, there’s also a chance Emilia could just pass the Trials on her own and……]

[Roswaal: There is none]

Finding Roswaal’s statements a bit too extreme, Subaru immediately voiced his doubts. But, Roswaal’s response was cold and cutting.
The sharpness of it daunted Subaru, while Roswaal wagged his finger,

[Roswaal: Your fleeting hopes will not come to fruition. Emilia-sama will ne~~ver overcome the Trials. That thing is too weak at heart]

[Subaru: ……That… thing?]

[Roswaal: Precisely. I’m sure part of it has to do with its upbringing and the habits it had grown accustomed to, but that thing is useless. It can’t even stand by itself, just like a weak, brittle little child. Watching the way she pushes herself out of guilt and remorse, it’s so admirable I even feel some pity]

Hearing Roswaal speak of Emilia in a way he had never heard him before, Subaru was at a loss for words.
Courageous, tenacious, kind-hearted, eager Emilia, temporarily caught by an ill twist of fate and unable to resolve her Trials, would surely overcome it and liberate the Sanctuary with her own strength if only she was given time. Subaru never doubted this.
The only reason Subaru wanted to take the Trials in her stead was that they had no time, and that Subaru couldn’t bear to see Emilia hurt.
It certainly wasn’t because he had given up on her or thought her incapable of passing the Trials.

[Subaru: How could you say… that Emilia can’t…… then why, then why did you bring her here!?]

[Roswaal: Because of you. Because you are here, even a weak, powerless half-elf could aspire to the throne. No, she will take the throne. That is certain. Because you will remove all other paths and ensure that her desires are realized. That is the power vested in you. If Emilia-sama has any value, it is that she holds the strongest card―― you, in hand]

[Subaru: I’m…… the strongest, card……?]

Listening to Roswaal’s dizzying statements, calling him the “strongest”, that outlandish claim threw Subaru into disarray.
That was an adjective completely foreign to his powerless self. Besides, to insult Emilia as Roswaal just did was unforgivable.

[Subaru: Are you kidding!? What would you…… what would you know about how hard Emilia tried, what kind of thoughts went through her head, and how much she suffered challenging the Trials!? Being forced to witness a past she didn’t want to see, still, she…… do you know how desperately she tried!? And yet, you……!]

[Roswaal: If it all comes to nothing, then it is only wasted effort. I’m sure you know far be~~tter than I that it all came to no~~thing. If Emilia-sama’s efforts bore fruit, you would have had no reason to co~~me here]

[Subaru: ――――hk!]

Subaru’s shouted rebuttal did not make the slightest dent in Roswaal’s composure. Instead, as if doused by cold water in the heat of passion, Subaru fell utterly speechless.
In fact, Roswaal’s statements captured a portion of the truth.

As far as Subaru had seen, Emilia had never progressed beyond the first Trial. Despite challenging with everything she had, each time she was thwarted by the barricade of her past her heart was worn a little thinner.
Unable to rely on her trusted Puck as she was abraded down to her core, Emilia eventually came to mistake her dependence on Subaru for love, and broke.

Because he knew that future, Subaru couldn’t refute Roswaal out of emotion here. But, there was no way he could just quietly watch as Roswaal insulted Emilia.

Roswaal, looking down on Emilia while expecting far too much of Subaru’s Return by Death, was there some way to wipe that smug look off his face? ――The moment he thought of it, Subaru shouted it out,

[Subaru: Yeah I get what you’re saying now! But you know what!? Nothing will come of your plans!]

[Roswaal: Oh? And why is……]

[Subaru: You seem to be hoping I’d take Emilia’s place and break through the Trials…… but Echidona’s already revoked my qualifications! The outcomes you were hoping for won’t be coming from me! Too bad, isn’t it――!!]

Clutching his chest, Subaru screamed at Roswaal’s composed face.
It was a painful affair for Subaru himself, but what it meant for Roswaal’s plans must be simply devastating. Knowing that it’d be impossible even for Roswaal to keep calm once he learned this, Subaru was about to curl his face into a twisted smile, when,

[Roswaal: ――Revoked…… your qualifications?]

Hearing a mutter, desolate and feeble, it was only moments later that Subaru realized it had come from Roswaal.




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My best friend from university just came back to Vancouver on a business trip, I’ll take one more day to spend some time with him.

Let me know if you spot any typos! ❤


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69 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 83 [Mutual Confessions] (Part 2/3)

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    1. Thank you for this chapter Chicken-sama.
      Roswaal is a politician afterall, and in politics, there are no permanent friends or foes, only permanent interests. Well, still not sure what his true intention is atm. And Subaru my boy now have a new optional quest to find it out.
      And the way Roswaal mentions Emilia as “that thing” or Subaru as “the strongest card” and perhaps Felix as “the trap card” idk, shows how he sees people—just like the one he worships sees people—as tools

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    2. This is so dumb, why doesn’t Subaru just tell Roswaal about the attacks coming to the sanctuary and mansion, and explain to roswaal that he lost his qualifications? He is so vague about everything, like he doesn’t want any help at all


  1. Wow, it’s first time i’m here so early for the new chapter, but still nowhere near the first :V
    All hail Chicken-sama!


  2. “Subaru: But why is that? Sure, that might be the closest to an answer if is there is one, ” I think it should be “If there is one”

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      1. iv been trying not to spoil things although i feel strange when people ask and i answer then they complain (-_-) yep everything gets wrapped up nicely well the lewes clone thingy still gets stolen.


  3. Roswaal’s answer at the end made no sense to me. I need part 3 already, I need clarity on whats really going on.


    1. if you think about it she already offered her hand 2 times esp when ram was trying to kill him after rem died. all he has to do is ask for her help that is all she does not want someone strong but someone that wants her help which is sweet and why she is my favorite loli


      1. When I said she had been waiting I didn’t mean for Subaru. I meant that she had been waiting for “that person” for 400 years aka far too long


        1. i was explaining why she has not chosen a partner yet. its not as if no one as asked her its the fact that no one really needed her. all i can see of the pl coming to the mansion are a bunch of narcissist who would never choose her above anyone else super high standards there but the thing is she just wanted someone like sub. contracting is special to spirits like marriage its no wonder she did not want fred who wouldnt even meet her own brother for over a decade. shit tier. or the twins who really only cared about each other and getting revenge. esp rem who loved to torture cultist.


  4. Can we please have another chapter where Roswaal gets eatten by rabbits agian. PLEASE! Because I seriously want to brake this guys nose.

    Thanks Chicken. Hope you have a good time with all your friend : )


  5. Does this put a lie to the idea that Echidna is the one creating the Writ in Roswaal’s Gospel? I’d seen the Gospels as self-sufficient anyway. Though there is the possibility that someone able to edit Memories of the World directly has been guiding the Writ and misdirecting Roswaal’s path.


    1. What the gospel writes is just instructions to the owner. In roswaal case, it would be like…
      “Make a snow in sanctuary.” or “Attack the mansion/Kill Beatrice in the mansion.”
      The gospel doesn’t give other information like news, only instructions. That’s why roswaal doesn’t know subaru had lost his qualification.


      1. actually roshits is alot more detailed then the other cultist and some dont know at this point that elsa was contracted by roshit xd. sub said petals book looked like messy handwriting. judging by their reactions and loyalty to the book i am guessing its more then auto write. the biggest elephant in the room is beatrice’s books order of choosing someone vague instead of a clear name dona herself sad she did that so why do people think its auto?


  6. I can kind of see the ending now. Making Emilia take and pass the trials will rub tons of salt into Ros’ face. I have no idea what Sub’s going to do to make it happen, but hope a good slap on her ass could solve the issue.


  7. I have to ask, is there a significant gap in between this chapter and the next arc? Because I do not understand why you would translate them in beforehand then…. I have a feeling there is, i just don’t understand why you’re translating in that order if that is the case


        1. What logic is that . Not only you will probably read these chapters eventually when we get there , it is like 1 arc 6 chapter every 3-4 months at this point .
          Don’t you think you overreact ? It isn’t like you lose sth if you wait 2 more days for a chapter .


          1. Oh, sorry I’m not trying to overreact, I just wondered how the arc system works, and if I should begin with the next arc, one more sorry


          2. It was a joke lol
            As for the “logic”, the logic is that people shouldn’t demand further arcs to be translated when we haven’t even gone through the end of arc 4.
            As for waiting two more days… The part of harassing was a joke, but I really wished he would keep a fast pace of translating these, because someone with depression cannot wait for longer when they have nothing better to do.


          3. I am just a little disappointed that for over a month he doesn’t even finish a chapter because of negative feedback and I might jumped into conclusions .

            I do not know why he did arc 5 , but as for arc 6 Chicken is convinced that sth epic will happen soon in arc 6 and want to witness it as it is released .

            I know it was a joke . I was just referring to the ”logic” ( I really can’t think right know for a more fitting word , but I realize this isn’t exactly good . I think you understand what I mean ) that we can’t even wait 1-2 days for one arc 6 chapter .

            And to address the statement ”demand further arcs to be translated when we haven’t finished arc 4” ( If i sound mad , I am not ) . First I don’t demand it . Second someone , like me , can follow what is happening in arc 6 because of the spoilers and it is really nice to have again the feeling of reading sth you don’t know what to expect ( I still have it with arc 4 since I don’t know all the details ) .Third , Chicken might want to read it , and thus translate it since he will read it anyway , and you can’t demand him to continue on arc 4 only ( well at least for 1-2 days every one month . It isn’t unreasonable right ) .


  8. I now revoke every nice thing I have said about Roswaal until further notice. He’s trash until the story redeems him.


  9. But Roswaal won’t remember this thing in another loops, unless his Gospel will update… Was it right to tell Roswaal this?
    Thanks for the chapter!


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