Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 104 [Theta Pt.2] (Part 2/2)


Translator: TranslationChicken


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[Theta: ――――]

No doubt, Emilia would endeavor to make it happen. And though he couldn’t say for sure, at least half of the other Royal Selection candidates must also strive for such a world.
After all, no person’s value should be determined by their race.
This idea which comes so naturally to Subaru would certainly be accepted far and wide one day.

[Theta: It’s only a dream. But it certainly is pleasant to the ears]

[Subaru: Yeah. So, does that mean I’ve got your heart fluttering?]

[Theta: Flirting with an old hag like myself, what a sinful man you are, Su-bo]

Holding back the chuckles in the back of her throat, Theta’s youthful features instantly took on an elderly hue.
Then, watching Subaru’s tongue-in-cheek shrug, Theta’s expression brightened once more,

[Theta: Seeing how much I want to be duped by those pleasant words, I guess I’m really getting old]

[Subaru: Or maybe it’s just the little girl inside you falling for my dangerous charms]

[Theta: Pff]

[Subaru: That’s the first time I got scoffed off by a Lewes-san, you know!]

Flinging his hands into the air and then down again, Subaru slumped in defeat. Theta only shook her head at Subaru’s strange behavior and set her empty cup on the table.
Then, looking up at the crisscrossed silver shields on the wall,

[Theta: A time when the world outside this Sanctuary―― also becomes a Sanctuary, huh]

[Subaru: That time will come. And when it does, it’ll be a shame if you’re still holed up in here. There’s nothing more fun than flipping the middle finger at all the assholes who told you you won’t make it, after all]

True worth comes from overcoming something that no one else thought you could.
That’s what all challenges and battles are.

Because the most magnificent struggle is one chasing after an impossible dream.

[Theta: ――Alright, Su-bo. I’ll go along with you and Emilia-sama’s dreams]

[Subaru: Theta-san……]

[Theta: I’ve already decided from the start. If you’re the first one to reach me, I’ll tell you the story and leave the decision to you. Now that you’ve heard the story, I see you still want to liberate the Sanctuary…… and you even managed to laugh off my concerns]

[Subaru: I don’t think I can muster enough bravado to actually laugh it off though…]

[Theta: Even so, that’s fine. Mm, that’s fine]

As if letting go of some heavy burden, Theta nodded several times to Subaru’s answer.
From her reaction, Subaru could sense that she had finally reached out her hand from the prison of those memories which, in all those years, she had no one to share with.
Whether or not to take that hand and bring her to the outside world―― was the decision she had left to him.

[Subaru: So now, there’s no longer any Lewes-sans opposed to liberating the Sanctuary, right?]

[Theta: Right. ……But this won’t mean anything until the Sanctuary’s Barrier is released. It is still up to Emilia-sama to pass the Trials, that much hasn’t changed]

Just when Subaru gave himself a relieved pat on the chest for eliminating one outstanding issue, Theta pulled him back to reality. Hearing this, Subaru’s relaxed cheeks tensed once more.
It was certainly a relief that he found Theta. But the fact that many more problems remain unresolved hadn’t changed.

He managed to find Theta before Garfiel could.
But Emilia is still missing, even now.

[Theta: You’re confident in Emilia-sama’s chances of overcoming the Trial, then?]

[Subaru: I’ve tried all sorts of things to encourage her…… or, hoped would encourage her. But the medicine might’ve been too strong and now I’m having a bit of trouble tracking her down. We’re hoping for a quick solution]

[Theta: Y-you don’t know where she is!? Y-you sure this is going to work!? After everything I’ve just told you about my past, you realize if Emilia bungles this, all of my resolve is going to waste!?]

[Subaru: You’re totally right to be worried so I can’t exactly complain, but…… well, after hearing your story, I thought of something]

Lewes Meyer sacrificed her life in order to protect the Sanctuary.
The way she placed others before herself to the very, very end was a lot like that girl who always prioritized others to her own detriment.

Even if her heart was being withered by endless anguish and mounting hardships, Subaru would not believe for a second that that girl would lose sight of her responsibility and of the hopes placed in her.

[Subaru: I think I might know where she is]

[Theta: ――――]

[Subaru: And even if that’s not it, we’ll turn this little Sanctuary upside down to find her. Even now, my buddy must be half in tears looking all over the place. And if that still isn’t enough to find her, then that just leaves the one place we couldn’t look]

Seeing Subaru’s conviction, the slightly-panicked Theta relinquished a long sigh. Without asking for further confirmation, she only continued with [In that case…],

[Theta: If you’re saying you can find Emilia and have her pass the Trial…… then Gar-bo would be the last hurdle]

[Subaru: Just from the fragments I heard from Sigma-san, his past was about his parting with his mother. You were also in the Tomb at the time, do you know anything about that?]

[Theta: It’s only to be expected… that child is extremely averse to talking about his family. Maybe part of it is because he’s worried how I’d feel…… and he’s had a hard time dealing with what happened with Frederica]

Frederica and Garfiel’s parting became final when he swiped away her hand as she left for the outside world.
As for why Garfiel stayed behind in the Sanctuary, perhaps it was to protect the residents who couldn’t leave, unlike his quarter-blood sister and himself, from the potential threats that might endanger them.

――And then, consistent with Echidona’s hint about Garfiel’s fear of the outside world, there was,

[Subaru: The trauma of his parting with his mother…… huh. He must hate the outside world. I was really kinda hoping he’d be able to help me out with a few things outside, though]

[Theta: Su-bo and Gar-bo fighting side by side…… hm. Mm, that does sound nice]

When she thinks of Garfiel, Theta’s smiling visage would lose all of its youthful impression, but simply overflow with maternal compassion for her grandson.
Perhaps, for the four of them playing the same role of Lewes, even if it resided within each of them separately, the emotion of familial love for Garfiel certainly existed.
And surely, Garfiel felt the same towards them.

[Subaru: ……Well, first I’ll need to find Emilia]

He must continue to prepare for the worst case in regards to Garfiel.
Now that he had sealed the contract with Roswaal―― with this being one of the victory conditions of the bet, his final confrontation with Garfiel was inevitable.
And the same went for Emilia breaking through the Trials, which Roswaal had deemed “Impossible”, but, aside from providing encouragements, Subaru would have to let her overcome that on her own.

When she lost her bond with Puck, Emilia had lost the supporting beam of her heart. And in exchange, the “Seal on her inadmissible memories” preventing her from truly facing the first Trial was removed.
Or at least it should be, if everything was going according to Puck’s plan. Once she accepts this fact and faces the Trial once more, she should be presented with a different scene.

Would Emilia still be able to give the same answer when that happens?
――Even though Natsuki Subaru could not be there with her in that moment, he had made it his duty to do everything in his power to make sure she does when the time comes.

[Subaru: I know you probably want to give Garfiel a hug right now, but could you stay here for a bit, Theta-san? Since that guy doesn’t want to come close to this place, we can keep him distracted for a little longer]

[Theta: And while Gar-bo’s attention is elsewhere, you’ll be up to some clever mischief, I assume?]

[Subaru: Why does everyone wanna refer to what I’m doing as “mischief” and “nefarious plotting”? Do you guys really see me as that kind of conniving scoundrel?]

Seeing Subaru tilt his head, Theta didn’t give an answer.
Slightly irritated by her silence, Subaru sighed and scratched his head.

[Subaru: So… am I still right to think that today’s the decisive day and tomorrow’s an extra……? If Emilia’s where I think she is, all that’s left to deal with is Garfiel and Roswaal]

Those two would be the final bottlenecks to achieving the Sanctuary’s victory conditions.
He and Otto had carefully planned to keep those two out of the way. But now, everything will depend on their timing, preparations, and how well they’ve done their job.

The more leeway in terms of timing and prep time they have, the better their chances will be. ――That much was obvious.

[Subaru: Whether we’re laughing or crying, we have to settle everything by the day after tomorrow. We can’t mess up at the critical moment. ……Right, Theta-san?]

[Theta: Even if you look at me for agreement, what do you want me to say? ――When a man’s resolve is all over his face, all that’s left is to go for it. I’ll be waiting with great expectations]

Without sharing in Subaru’s enthusiasm, Theta affirmed his intentions all the same.
The awkward smile on her face might very well have been something which often adorned Lewes Meyer’s face. Surely, that expression was one Beatrice knew well.

He would persuade Garfiel, support Emilia, and fetch Beatrice.
There was still much to be done, and many more obstacles to stand in his way.

Storm clouds were gathering overhead, with no easy answer to clear them all away.
Nevertheless, Subaru’s heart was strangely optimistic.

That’s because the things he needed to do were the same as the things he wanted to do.
No matter how difficult it would be to surmount the towering obstacles before his eyes, it was infinitely better than the time he’d spent utterly lost as to what to do.

At last, Subaru was ready to reach out towards that intangible thing named fate.

He pulled on his own cheeks, letting go with a snap as he pumped himself up.
Giving the wide-eyed Theta a smile and a little wave, Subaru headed for the building’s exit.
Then, with his hand on the door, he glanced back as if suddenly remembering something, and,

[Subaru: Actually, Lewes Meyer talked in a way that’s pretty normal for her age, so how come the replica Lewes-sans all talk like grannies? Is that like an acquired trait?]

[Theta: What’re you talking about? ――Don’t I talk in a way that’s completely normal for my age?]

With an indignant snort, Theta placed her hands on her hips and puffed out her flat chest.
But calling that a gesture suited for her age would surely be impossible.

Picturing the other girl in a dress who had passed the ages without the slightest growth in her body, Subaru left the building, bathed in the wind.

Holding onto that somewhat uplifting feeling, he turned to his final challenge.

――Natsuki Subaru’s fight to end the Sanctuary, and to birth it anew, had begun.


-=Chapter 104=-




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          1. …Tony is his Name…
            Sorry if my ,,joke” was Bad formulated ^^’
            For i live in germany my english isn’t the best ^^’


          2. One time in New Hampshire I saw “Tony the drunk is a thief” panted on a sign. Maybe he was stealing chickens


        1. well chickens have genders animals in general have gender
          so you can call a cat a she
          you can call a dog a he
          and finally a chicken you can call it a he
          you still can call it an “it”


          1. definition: A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is an adult male gallinaceous bird, usually an adult male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels.A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is an adult male gallinaceous bird, usually an adult male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels.

            so you can also call him a rooster, and a cock. THANKS AGAIN Tony ROOSTER


    1. I wanna confess something, I haven’t read any of the chapters since Ch. 103 pt. 2. I want to, but I fucking can’t cuz college. Thank you so much Chicken-Sama.

      P.s. I’m working on a secret project for ya’ll.

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  1. I really wanna see when Subaru jokingly flirt to Lewes-san & the cute Lewes-san at the end getting an anime adaptation haha

    Thank you for the chapter Chicken~


  2. thetas reasons for inciting garf to kill sub on those loops still dont make any sense to me. i mean stopping is one think but if he was going farther/kill why did she not try to stop him? hard to believe she is not getting orders from dona. also dont like how Frederica admitted it was roshits orders for her to tell sub her own family troubles i mean she knew garf was going to be in the way but said nothing but when sub came back it was ok too? i just rather have characters doing what they want and not being controlled by someone else. not gonna spoil it but things will be moving away from the /gospels writ’.

    nvm that been on a wine walk. another great translation THANKS CHICKEN.


    1. No Garf was the one who decide to kill Subaru mostly on his own, nobody ordered him explicitly to do so. He viewed Subaru as threat and acted recklessly. Lewes Theta also has reason not want Sanctuary’s barrier lifted without needing to bring up Echidna due to the influence of memories of original Lewes.


  3. After 400 years, Lewes clones behaved more and more like how grannies should be.
    After 400 years, Beatrice still behave like a child.
    That’s the summary of subaru’s last question in this chapter.

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  4. “Without sharing in Subaru enthusiasm, Theta affirmed his intentions all the same.”
    It should be Subaru’s instead of Subaru.


  5. FINALLY!! The end of the sanctuary is near!! Some people said this arc was a big one (as big as arc 1, 2 and 3 together?), i can’t believe it cuz the majority of this arc (at least till this chapter) was only about the sanctuary. To me, it feels very short.


  6. So basically wait for that person is to wait for lewes after they break the barrier damn, I was thinking, echidona kind of did achieve immortality maybe the whole point was to keep their souls intact with the device?


    1. The main purpose for crystalizing lewes was indeed for creating the barrier. But then just a short while after the barrier erected, maybe dona dona saw that the lewes crystal can also serve as another purpose. So then she made a new experiment, an immortality experiment, after sanctuary was already protected by the barrier. But as we knew from her convo with subaru, the experiment failed.


  7. Just finished reading both these parts and it’s been great as always.

    “[Subaru: When Emilia’s dream is realized, this ended Sanctuary will be born anew. Because once all her dreams come true… everyone in this world would be able to call it their Sanctuary]”

    Whew, what a line. Really makes hope Emilia wins given that she representing the most unfortunate and horribly prosecuted people in the world.


  8. OH MY GOD! I reached the new post! I’ve been reading this arcs recently. Thanks chicken for this!!! Now here comes the part where i’ll also wait for the next post to come…….


      1. Is everything alright or did you get busy with Thanksgiving? Just was curious since its been two days since you said that you were close to being done. I also understand that this takes a lot of work, especially doin it individually so regardless of how long it takes to post, I really appreciate all the time you’ve taken to translate this amazing


  9. i know i am gonna get some hate for this but maybe wait until Christmas to post a bunch of chaps yknow that would be a great present. that aside i hope the story does not go back in pl needlessly keeping secrets from sub esp fred on the whole my brother may go apeshit on your ass etc was not funny its important. why not go see garf pl say i dont like emelia but i definitely hate Frederica o my boss says i can tell you…seriously…or rem on the forming the alliance why was it necessary only after a few failed death loops. no info has to time travel just for a few facts. f that.


  10. Ever thought about making a small Team instead of translating alone? Pretty sure it would speed up the releases. And probably a lot of people would love to join you.


    1. Impacient? He’s way past his schedule. He never did anything like this without explaining the reason, ofc people are freaking out.


      1. The dude has a life. Personally, I’m curious what’s up. And more than a little impatient myself. But it’s important at times like these to have patience and let ppl live.


  11. I’m making this first comment to note that while I have noticed this next chapter is taking longer than I’m used to waiting, I still think that your work is so fantastic that you should take all the time you need and disregard the “release it already!” people 🙂


  12. Hi chicken. .
    Thank you for your efforts until now. .
    You’re doing a great job.! 👍
    But, can you stop touching other chapters and focus on this one instead, please.?
    I will be thankful if you do so. .
    I hate hanging story. .
    And i will not read other chapters until i finish this one. .
    Thank you for reading this comment. . 😀


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    1. Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
    3. Carefully add the chicken to the hot pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
    4. Flip the chicken and cook until it reaches 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes more.
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  14. Are you alright chicken? I just picked this back up (I read ch. 84 yesterday ^^’) and I didn’t expect to reach the end on a radio silence like that. I don’t really mind the wait, but the lack of news is worrying… give us some news, even if it’s not a chapter ok? We all love you ❤️


  15. just enjoy the holiday season pl. that aside does anyone know what caused the townspeople to turn into giant meat balls that one loop? one q.n.a tappie just said it was no big deal. its not what elsa does o well one mystery that wont get solved anytime soon.


      1. When elsa spared rem and subaru. It was that loop where subaru brought rem to sanctuary, and also the first time subaru witnessed sanctuary in snow.


    1. You mean the one where the great rabbit ate everyone, or the one where Garfiel went batshit insanity and murdered everyone in sight?


      1. None. The pile of huge meat balls were in arlam village when subaru made a grave for petra. Those were actually the citizens, but even until arc 6 subaru never realized. So yeah like tappei said it was no big deal.


    2. I believe it had something to do with meili, though in the future it won’t be mentioned anymore because it was a failed loop.


  16. Hey chicken sama! Are you well? Just take your time dude. Dont mind these rude people. We are all excited for the next chapter but we are just as concerned for your well being. Its ok if youre on hiatus just chill out man.


  17. yo chichen sama
    are you alright ?
    kind of worried even if you dont give us the next chapter dont make us worry mate just give us a sign of life 🙂

    i hope you are alright im looking forward to the next chapter

    have a nice day 😀


  18. I just realized, you’d said it’d be ready back on the 23rd. What happened to you dude??
    Hope nothing terrible happened to you.


  19. Did u die? if yes R.I.P. But if not ,just stop spanking ur gf behind the scenes and release the next chapter already. BAKA!!!!


  20. Ungrateful idiots.
    This only happened once and you’re already treating him like that?
    Go get a life and do something productive for once while waiting instead coming here and roasting him.


    1. Ungrateful? Dude, get the fuck out. This wasn’t the first time this happened, but it has been the first time it took so long and that’s why it’s so concerning. Many of us have been here since the beginning so don’t talk as if you know everything when you clearly don’t.


        1. Well, yeah. If he doesn’t give us the updates then the conclusion is that something obviously happened to him, and since him being depressed is not anything new we are going to rage. Because if he doesn’t upload, we know it’s because he’s depressed, but then he gets better and get’s worse again, we get mad because it seems he is not looking for professional help.


  21. I’m sorry guys, I was feeling severely depressed and my heart was just not where it should be. I’ll explain more when I get the release out. I’ll split it into smaller chunks so it’s easier to work with.


    1. No need to apologize senpai, take all the time you need in order to feel better.
      I hope for you that you’ll get back on your feet asap, just went through a depression aswell and I know it’s hard… Move, get to see friends, take big breaths from the fresh fall air…
      It’s not that much, but do know you’ve my entire compassion

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        1. Yeah, but being depressed is not the same as depression. Besides, I wouldn’t call depression life-threatening. It’s definitely a real health problem that requires treatment and assistance, but life-threatening is something that poses immediate threat to your life imo. So untreated cases might become life-threatening, but not right away.


          1. That’s why he said major depression, duh. It is life threatening, in the sense that if you don’t get treatment and you’re just supposed to bear with it, the consequence will be suicide. And the more time it passes the greater the chances, so it’s not only reasonable to be worried but if anyone could get in contact with him to provide that assistance in some way it would be the best thing.


    2. Life can be hard sometimes and other times feels like we’re in a deep dark hole with no way out. My only advice is to not give up and continue to do the things that make you happy like hang out with friends or look towards the little things that keep you going.

      Lots of love – 💙

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    3. I don´t know what is going on on your life, it´s irresponsable of any of us to tell you to take it easy, or not to worry. There are few people that can get out of a major depression on their own,so look for help, profesional if need it, no shame on it, it´s more common than you think. The best of my wishes, I like your work till know.


  22. Wow this has been an amazing ride. I love the way you write out the story so fluently and keep the reactions in character. You are very good at translating chicken. I will eagerly await the next chapter. Please take all the time you need and keep your head up, :D.

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  23. funny how chicken is feeling depressed and dealing with his own life and you have people in the comments going “HURRY UP I’M DYING WITHOUT THE NEXT CHAPTER WHERE ARE YOU?????”


  24. Hang in there Chicken-sama! We all love you and appreciate your unwavering dedication thus far to this wonderful story. Please don’t feel rushed by us, and take all the time you need to sort things out and take care of yourself.❤


  25. Hope you feel better soon!
    Depression really sucks and can drain the life from anyone. I’d at least like to be able to get ppl I care about back on their feet from it!


  26. Damn, first all my favourite anime youtubers get depressed and now my favourite translator is depressed. Life sucks ass and we all would love to kill ourselves but there are people whose lives you’ll ruin by doing so, so you can’t even kys. But good thing there’s always someone who’s more pathetic, poor and is in deeper shit in life than you are so jokes on them, hehee. Hopefully that cheered some of you fellow weebs up.

    -depressed animetard who runs like Naruto.


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