Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 105 [The Travelling Merchant’s Trap] (Part 1/3)


Translator: TranslationChicken


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Chapter 105 [The Travelling Merchant’s Trap]


[Garfiel: ――――]

Crumpling his nose, an abrupt sense of awryness compelled Garfiel to stop.

His wind-like figure carried by ground-breaking strides broke to a sudden halt. Jamming his right foot into the soft earth, sweeping up clouds of dust, Garfiel stooped his posture low, turning his head to and fro―― sniffing and scrutinizing the scents in the air.
He was in the forest surrounding the Sanctuary, searching for the missing Lewes within the Barrier’s bounds.

He’d already checked all the places he thought she could be and had gone back and forth more times than he could count in search of her small, familiar figure.
All the while, his heart raced in panic from an ominous sense of foreboding.
He could sense that things weren’t going his way. Outsiders were throwing their weight around in the Sanctuary, and even Lewes was acting strangely―― she wasn’t even consulting him before making decisions anymore.

[Garfiel: Damn it…… the hell’s goin’ on]

Clawing at his short blond hair, Garfiel traced his finger over the white scar on his forehead.
It was Garfiel’s habit to touch this scar whenever he was confused, lost, or when his heart had lost its calm, as a reminder to compose himself.
Tracing his finger over the scar, he’d remember the time when he was at his most foolish―― when he received this life-long wound―― and immediately regain his composure.

Most people who knew Garfiel would judge his personality to be crude and brash. They would’ve gotten this impression from Garfiel’s outlandish conduct and appearance, but actually, it’d be a mistake.
In reality, Garfiel Tinsel was surprisingly coolheaded and self-possessed, and constantly urging himself to think.

Garfiel made this a matter of discipline―― because he was keenly aware that brute strength alone isn’t enough to get what he wants.
What does he need to know and do to see his wish fulfilled? It was in order to answer this question that Garfiel single-mindedly cultivated his unshakable code.

[Garfiel: Still…… everyone’s goin’ around doin’ whatever th’fuck they like…… tch]

In frustration and anguish, Garfiel bared his sharp canine teeth, grunting.
Indeed, the situation was slipping further and further out of his grip. But since unshakable codes required unshakable conviction, Garfiel was terrible when it came to flexible thinking.

All along, Garfiel had only one answer, and one stance, towards the Sanctuary’s liberation.
Regardless of the countless branching routes along the way, it was the one point on which he must never concede. And so, he had taken every possible care to think everything through to the end.
But Lewes’ unilateral decisions and the outsiders’ underhanded tactics never figured into his considerations.

Sadly, although Garfiel never stopped thinking, he had neither experience nor any exceptional intellect to draw on. All he had was desperate tenacity, and nothing more.

[Garfiel: ――――hk]

Taking a sharp sniff, Garfiel’s golden pupils narrowed into slits.
Catching the scent, the hair on his back stood on end as he swiftly bent his knees, leapt―― and resumed his prowl. Stepping on tree branches and using them to launch himself ever faster and higher, he soared unbound through the foliage, chasing that scent.

[Garfiel: All clumped together…… the hell’re they planning, hah!?]

Clicking his fangs, he put his agitation to voice as he roared.
Expelling a growl like that of a feline beast, Garfiel’s eyes blazed with rage.

What his nose had caught was the stench of an exceedingly large assembly of organic beings. The stench of sweat, the stench of trodden grass and soil, the stench of tension seeping out of anxious human bodies, the stench, the stench, the stench――

[Garfiel: ――――!!]

It was nothing less than the stench of a mass of humans on the move.
More than ten, closer to fifty. There was only one group in the Sanctuary capable of fielding such numbers at this time.

――The refugees from the village near Roswaal’s Mansion.

The same ingrates who had fled here seeking refuge. What are they planning, mobilizing at a time like this? Is this how they repay the people who took them in?

[Garfiel: That son of’a bitch…… told him not to fuck with me……!]

That contemptible youth with short black hair appeared in Garfiel mind.
That boy, whose sharp eyes stood in stark contrast to his conspicuous frivolousness. And yet his gaze was also occasionally lucid and piercing, as if he could see right through Garfiel.
That gaze, which always seemed to be looking towards some indeterminable place, reminded Garfiel of another man he despised. And Garfiel loathed him for it.

No doubt, this youth whom he had never liked was behind all this.
The refugees were moving at his instigation, that much was clear. For some inexplicable reason, they placed their overwhelming trust in this youth.
He had no strength, no apparent special powers, and his only proficiency seemed to be his ability to prattle. As far as Garfiel was concerned, he was the most loathsome, weak, foolish, and selfish creature in the world.

But now, Garfiel couldn’t help but think that he should have dealt with him sooner.
There had been plenty of chances, that boy had left himself wide open, and yet his eerie, almost blood-curdling resolve in the face of overwhelming odds caused Garfiel to stay his hand.
His reward for his hesitation was this present predicament.

And above all, the forces threatening the stability of the Sanctuary were now taking advantage of the fact that he’d lost sight of Lewes, his only family, to do whatever they pleased. No matter what, he will not allow a single refugee to leave the Sanctuary.
It would’ve been different if this was a couple of days ago, but the situation had changed.

[Garfiel: ……Does that bastard know ‘bout Granny?]

In the place Garfiel called the Experimental Grounds and Lewes called the seat of her progenitor, was a crystal in which a girl named Lewes Meyer was sleeping.

Honestly, Garfiel had very little interest in that crystal.
Although the girl sleeping there looks exactly like his only family, if she was different inside, then she was someone else entirely. If any entity that looked like Lewes should be considered Lewes, then Garfiel already had over twenty of them at hand.
It’d be impossible for Garfiel to harbour the same love and attachment towards them, and he had no intention to try.

Garfiel held the complete authority to command the replicants sharing his grandmother’s face. Nevertheless, his temperament dictated that he would do everything to avoid using it.
Garfiel didn’t enjoy ordering others around, and seeing someone obeying his every command would give him an indescribable sense of irritation.

That was all he felt about the girl inside the crystal.
He harboured no other sentiment towards her beyond that. Although Garfiel liked to think of himself as broad-minded, being broad-hearted was a different matter.
He never had much to give. He was just two arms, two legs, and a body.
There was only so much he could offer, and it was important to choose whom he offered it to.
And so, Garfiel only cared for the people he loved.

[Garfiel: So…… if y’think I’m gonna go gentle on ya, y’couldn’t be more mistaken, y’naive fucks]

Kicking hard into the trunk of a tree, Garfiel leapt high above the forest.
He hugged his knees as he somersaulted through the air before touching down and sending up a torrent of fallen leaves in his wake.
The earth caved beneath his feet, and the screeching brays of ground dragons filled the gaps between the trees.




Next Part 2/3:


I’m sorry guys, I was feeling severely depressed and my heart was just not where it should be. 

It’s temporary and it always passes, but this time it stayed longer than I had hoped.

I shouldn’t have gone silent for so long…


Part 2 is almost ready, and I’ll post it as soon as I’m satisfied with it. I hope to get Part 3 out today too if I can.


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65 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 105 [The Travelling Merchant’s Trap] (Part 1/3)

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  1. Do you know when Arc 5 chapter 57 will be done proper buzzin to see how the fight between Subaru and Regulus goes? *please don’t spoil*


      1. So it was because of this guy? You shouldn’t allow two depressed people to be feeling depressed together, that will obviously lead to bad consequences. For all we know too the other guy might not even be depressed and was just enjoying letting Chicken feel even more down. I hope it’s not the case but, c’mon man, you guys should know better!


  2. How To Cook Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast on the Stove:
    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.
    5. Slice and serve.

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    1. You could turn that into a Chicken-themed spa day:
      1. (Season & Tenderize) Exfoliating face mask and pedicure followed by deep-tissue massage with essential oils.
      2. (Marinate) Hot spring/epsom salt bath and/or a mud soak if you’re feelin’ frisky.
      3. (Cook)
      Set sauna/steam room to 180 °F and bake for 15-20 minutes.
      4. (Simmer) Stretching/light exercize after warm shower, followed by a hearty meal and relaxing rest.
      5. (Serve) Ta-da! A rejuvenated Holy-Chicken served with a side of translation, garnished with praise and encouragement. ❤

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  3. It’seems ok man, you can take all the time you want to feel better, just remember that we all are here for you no matter how long yo go absent, you have our total support!! Love u TC! :3


  4. hope you are soon feeling well ❤ makes me sad to hear you have been depressed, it is hard to suffer from. i know how it is. thanks for the chapter also


  5. Hey chicken!!!
    I just wanted to say that whatever you’re going through, it must be hard, but just remember you have an awesome fan base behind you. All these people that read your hard work cheering for you and there to support you. You have amazing friends who help you with translation and I’m sure you can count on them. Tbh all this time you went AWOL had me really worried for you and I’m sure it did for others too.
    So get well soon, try talking to someone close ( that always helps) and keep doing this amazing work. I mean I have been reading this for so long and it has become a ritual really and I can’t appreciate you enough for doing this :).

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    1. Love all the work you put into translating this awesome story. You really should free free to take the time you need. Been following for just over a year now. Always look forward to the next section. Remember that everything changes, you kids still in college have a lot yet to experience. Cna’t wait for the next twist in the story.


  6. glade your feeling better chicken.. its amazing how hypocritical garf is doesnt’ like ordering lewes but wont even let the refugees leave for absolutely no reason. still blame fred on this should have beaten sense into this idiot but leaves him to be a tyrant.>just me as a brother< enjoying the cold only a few days left of it in floriduh


      1. hes the only one saying that tho. that n it makes no sense the only thing he is getting out of it is being a control freak thats it. admits himself that they are disturbing the peace but because its not his idea he is against it. first loop he was actually ok with sub doing the trails and LEAVING. lewes says something and he does a 180 almost like he is under a spell. he is even feeding them. to him they are baggage f that brat. he does not believe emelia can pass the trails n sub said he failed so his logic is complete and utter bullshit. or have i missed something???


        1. Firstly, almost half of sanctuary residents wanted the sanctuary to be liberated, the other half are just chill and will still stay even if it got liberated, and garfiel is the only one refusing the liberation. Secondly, the refugees arrived first before emilia. Thirdly, the refugees become hostages in order to force emilia to take and clear the trial. If there was no refugee, emilia can just say no to the trial and the residents who want to be free would lose their chance to get outside of sanctuary.

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  7. Yo I’m not down on you for taking a while to chapter and I’m not going to say interest in your work should cheer you up. But I do agree with you, shouldn’t be silent for too long! Connections are healthy and I hope you’ve got a personal network set up that you’re able to talk things through when you’re not publicly active. Also props for even bringing it up to your fans, does a lot to destigmitize mental illness and let other people feeling the same know they are not alone or weird. Warm regards!


  8. Thank you for sharing with us how you feel…that takes courage too. Small steps but surely you are moving towards the direction you want. Hang in there, it’s okay to drop off, then climb back up Chicken-sama (:


  9. Depression is a nasty hole to get stuck in. it stinks. Especially during the holidays.
    So, with that said, how has the T-Chicken been doing?
    Oh, thanks for the translation!


  10. we’ve never met before, and we may never will, but i just want you to know that i’m so grateful for all your hard work and i will always be. i’m sure all my fellow chicken cult feel the same. reading your translation is already part of my life. you’re such a blessing to me. to us.
    this world is a stressful world, it’s not unusual for us to feel depressed at times, but we’ll always be here for you to cheer you up.


  11. Take all the time you need since just translating these chapters is a huge blessing! I really hope you feel better and I will always support you! (。・ω・。)

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  12. Depression is a terrible thing. I like reading these translations, so please take your time until you think you can write them at your best. I suffer from depression and it’s a awful. Don’t make deadlines, that just makes the depression worse. Take things at your own pace and try watching happy stuff, like the ending of re zero episode 25.


  13. Bloody hell….Hang in there dude. Sending every god damned positive thoughts I got to ya….

    It does not feel right just watching him suffer from behind a screen and not be able to do anything….I am starting to feel as powerless as Subaru in the first few anime episodes….

    you tried gaming dude? it helps me when I am feeling down.


  14. Damn, I was thinking something must have happened when the updates were not coming. I won’t say something as callous as “cheer up” as if it was that simple you would be doing it already. But well you will work through it.

    I appreciate the work you do here as quite frankly I check this site on a daily basis and your translations are always great reads that leave me wanting more once I finish a new chapter. But take all the time you need. If you need to take a break to cool off, do it. No one here will resent you for it. Wish you well.


  15. Hey chicken thanks for yet another great chapter. You shouldn’t see this as an obligation, do it when you want it to, no one wants to force you. Earlier there was a guy who suggested to make a discord server, i think it’s a good idea too so when you’re feeling down you have your devout followers who’ll cheer you up. When you’re depressed i think it’s good to have someone to talk to, if you’re depressed and alone or not talking about it to anyone it’ll be a much greater pain. So even if it’s talking to someone on the internet, i think it should help shake of the depression a bit. (just my opinion)


  16. Hey, it may sound repetitive, but we all really appreciate the translations you give us. It’s not even your obligation to do this, yet you apologize to us like it’s your job. So when the chicken hits the fan (hehe), feel free to lay off for a while. We’re the consumers of society. We will always wait for you regardless of when you decide to release. Hope for the best, and thank you 🙂


  17. Like others said chicken, you’re not obligated to do any translations for us. Do it when you want to and don’t push yourself if you don’t want to. We appreciate your translations and always will!


  18. There’s always that one asshole on the internet.Congrats Anon. Perhaps you should try just living your life rather than attacking someone you don’t know on the internet for kicks.


  19. From my experience, TC has consistently released a full chapter almost every week for the 14 months I’ve been reading his works. If people aren’t satisfied with his current pace, then they could easily stop giving him money. That they haven’t tells us that they still are satisfied. Not to mention the number of readers who read for free, like me. He owes absolutely nothing to us.

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  20. No way, you shouldn’t think you’d have to apologise for being ill. You silly… You should know we love you for your selfless work! ❤


  21. Chicken-sama!!!!!!!!!! Much love to you! As always appreciate your efforts. My significant other frequently has depressive episodes like you. I think it’s hard for a lot of people this time of year since there’s not as much light (S.A.D., seasonal affective disorder).
    Well, do your best through those rough patches, and don’t worry if you don’t feel like you’re perfect or anything. Like I tell my SO: feeling bad doesn’t make you a bad person. There are a ton of reasons why you are actually awesome, even though you’re just not feeling it right now.


  22. I think I have an idea how Beatrice can get a happy ending now: The spell on the Sanctuary is lifted, Lewes is freed from the crystal, and Lewes is the one capable of putting Beatrice ahead of anyone else which allows Beatrice to leave the room and become her spirit.


  23. So, I hope you didn’t forget about me already. Im also sorry, you deserve more comments from me. It’s just that when Im reading the chapters it’s most of the time pretty late into the night and Im exhausted, so yeah.
    I don’t want to tell you how I am sorry for you.
    How you will always have us behind you.
    How thankful we are for having you.
    Or what your situation is like.
    Because you already know all of that. You are really great, and ever time you are telling us something from your life you always seem like a mature, kind, good, and just wonderful person. When I first read your stuff above, I was happy. I was really, reeally happy. And I felt like shit for feeling happy about your problems. But I was happy that you came back atleast once more. I’ve been so happy to see you again.
    ReZero is still such a big part of my life, of why I keep going. That wouldn’t be possible without you, Chicken. I honestly love you ❤
    Thanks for the chapter 🙂 I will try to comment more again, for you


  24. Tc
    You are a sort of a celebrity to us, please ignore the negativity as all celebrities get ” mean tweets” ( watch mean tweets with jimmy kimel) anywho i love your work and support you fully, take your time man it is the holidays


  25. Thank you, Translationchicken. For all the hard work that you’ve put in all of this. I hold this story very close to my heart, and having you translating it from Japanese to English is seriously one of the best things that I’ve ever experienced. I will be forever grateful to you, man. Thank you.

    Also, I hope that you’re never going to give up the struggle, and that you’ll keep fighting your depression. Get better, get happy and then keep on enjoying life.
    Everything is going to be alright. ❤


  26. Hey Chicken-Sama,

    This is my first post, but I have been following your work for a long time. I look forward to your releases every week, as well as the epic battle for supremacy between roanz and the rest. I suffer from depression as well, and I’m kinda kicking myself for taking this for granted. You put so much of yourself into your work, and the pressure to release chapters must be enormous! We all care about you man, so don’t feel like you have to apologize for taking a mental health break. You do so much for us, Waiting is the least we can do. Keep on keepin on!

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