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


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken




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[Garfiel: Hk… it’s a fuckin’ trick……!]

[Otto: I told the other carriages to wait a bit before setting out, and they should all be leaving the Sanctuary by different routes right about now. Not even your legs will be able to catch them in time]

[Garfiel: Different routes? Th’fuck you talkin’ about. There ain’t another easy way outta here except this fuckin’ path! They’ll get lost on the way like sittin’ ducks waitin’ for me t’fetch’em. And I can cross through th’Barrier, if y’didn’t know]

[Otto: You’re right, I don’t know a whole lot about you. But……]

Jumping off the carriage and landing directly in front of Otto, Garfiel lunged a step forward upon hearing Otto’s reply as agitation surged in his chest ,

[Otto: ……I doubt you know much about me, either]

[Garfiel: ――――]

[Otto: You’re the kind of guy who doesn’t give a damn about someone like me. And you have nothing but contempt for people like Natsuki-san and myself who don’t do anything but talk. And so, you paid no attention to what I was doing, or even what I’m doing right now]

[Garfiel: Th’fuck’re you sayin?]

[Otto: What I’m trying to say is that I wasn’t just wandering around the forest over the past few days and spending my nights in the stables with the ground dragons for no reason at all. I was uncovering escape routes that don’t rely on this road and teaching it to them!]

Otto flung up both his arms and announced this with a triumphant expression.
Hearing this, Garfiel’s jaw dropped as his sharp eyes widened.

Teaching? Teaching it to who? The carriage drivers? That doesn’t connect with what he was saying just now. Unless, did he mean he was in the stables talking to the ground dragons?
If that was the case, then,

[Garfiel: That bastard’s duped ya pretty hard, huh……]

[Otto: Wha!? I’m having a bit of trouble accepting that interpretation just now!]

Seeing Garfiel direct him a sympathetic gaze, Otto blurted back in protest. It seemed every time Garfiel saw him in the Sanctuary, Otto was acting like this, so it was pretty normal at this point.
But, seeing normal behaviour in this context was, indeed, abnormal.

[Garfiel: Either way, yer headin’ back now. I’ll find th’others n’ drag ’em back as well]

[Otto: They would’ve dispersed in different directions by now, so you won’t catch them. But if you still want to go after them, I was told to tell you this: ――The refugees know nothing about the truth regarding the Sanctuary and Lewes-san. You lose nothing by letting them go. ……So, what do you say?]

[Garfiel: He’s planned this from th’start……?]

The message almost certainly came from Subaru.
He had perfectly grasped the reason why Garfiel didn’t want anyone to leave. Though it wracked Garfiel with irritation to be getting tangled deeper and deeper into someone else’s plot, if what Otto said was true, then he no longer had any reason to chase after the refugees.

[Garfiel: But y’expect me t’just believe that…?]

[Otto: Suspicious one, aren’t you? But I’ll just say this: none of us, Natsuki-san included, wants to worsen our relations with the people of the Sanctuary. In fact, we’d like to see the Sanctuary liberated under the most amicable conditions…… and right now, it looks like you’re the one getting in the way of that]

[Garfiel: ……I’ve no interest in makin’ friends or gettin’ in th’way of it. ‘Long as y’stay inside]

[Otto: Why get so caught up on the details?]

[Garfiel: That’s not fuckin’ negotiable]

Otto showed an expression of astonishment while Garfiel exhaled a heavy sigh.
Although he voiced his suspicions, Garfiel judged that it was probably the truth. The fact that Subaru left this message meant that he knew Garfiel’s reasons for wanting to keep everyone inside―― and so, naturally, it would’ve made sense for Subaru to keep whatever secrets he’d uncovered hidden from the refugees.

[Garfiel: But just…… why go t’the effort of pulling all these stunts to get ‘em out of th’Sanctuary? What makes him think they’re gonna get hurt if they stay here? What happened t’trustin’ the people y’wanna be friends with?]

[Otto: In that case, I can think of a name that’d be pretty high on the list. But I asked him as well, and Natsuki-san said it’s for insurance. And also for buying time]

[Garfiel: ――――]

The moment Garfiel heard the words “buying time”, his expression stiffened.
Why on earth would they need to be “buying time”? Garfiel wet his lips with his tongue, and,

[Garfiel: What th’hell’re you tryin’ t’do……?]

[Otto: Just making sure that a boy and girl can have some private time together without getting bothered by nosy peepers, you know]

With an exhausted yet accomplished expression, Otto slowly shook his head.
Garfiel was just about to object to this frivolous reply when he saw Otto’s expression and stopped. Because it was not the face of someone telling a lie.
That means he was speaking the truth. And the boy and the girl must be Subaru and Emilia.

[Garfiel: ――――]

A gut feeling immediately told him that those two must not be allowed to meet.
The bestial blood coursing through his veins instinctively knew this.

Garfiel’s face sprang up as he turned to the direction of the village.
If he allows Subaru and Emilia to meet, something unthinkable is going to happen. The Sanctuary will be liberated, and――

[Garfiel: ――――]

There’s no way they can do it, Garfiel’s rationality told him.
He himself had seen how Emilia was broken by the merciless Trials. And it was only yesterday when she’d lost the primary support of her heart.
How could that girl, crushed and beaten by her own nightmare, recover in the span of a day?

But Garfiel’s instinct screamed for him to rush over there and stop them.
In the Trial of the Past―― even if it was a different past, all challengers are presented with their most forbidden memories.
Garfiel was shown his when he foolishly stepped into the Tomb.

Just thinking back on it made all the blood drain from his body while an unbearable hollowness breached into his heart.
From that point onwards, he had always told himself to be strong, so strong that he would never have to betray his decision. That was how deep the Trial had cut into his heart.

[Garfiel: Th’situation’s changed. I’m goin’ back to th’Sanctuary. I gotta find ’em and change their minds before they……]

[Otto: And you think I’m just going to let you go?]

[Garfiel: ――――]

Just as Garfiel turned to head towards the village, Otto called out to stop him.
But Garfiel’s response was fierce.

[Otto: ――Ogh, kh]

[Garfiel: Shut up ‘n take a nap. I ain’t got time t’play with you]

Closing the distance with a single step, Garfiel drove his fist into Otto’s stomach.
Avoiding the ribs, Garfiel aimed straight for Otto’s gut, sending him flying backwards, foaming at the mouth as he crashed to the ground.

Garfiel had gone easy on him. He had put in more than enough force to knock Otto unconscious, but in terms of payback for the trick he’d played on him, Garfiel was being more than merciful.
Clicking his tongue at the fallen Otto, Garfiel lightly dug his heels into the earth, and――

[Otto: ――Whe… re do you think you’re…  going?]

[Garfiel: ――!?]

――Just when he was about to launch into his sprint, Garfiel stopped.
Dumbstruck, he glanced back and saw that Otto was standing.
He was holding his stomach, coughing and drooling, but conscious nonetheless.

[Garfiel: Th’fuck? I wasn’t tryin’ t’kill ya, but that punch should’a knocked y’clean out, oy!]

[Otto: Is that right…..? Then… I guess I’m… tougher than you thought. Yeah…… looks like the daily workouts were worth it after all. ……A travelling merchant’s body is their greatest capital, they say… so it pays to stay healthy……]

Otto gave a painful chuckle while an ominous feeling compelled Garfiel to properly turn around.
One more blow and he’ll definitely go down.

No more going easy this time. He’ll aim for the head instead. It’ll probably leave a scar, but it’ll knock him out for sure.

[Garfiel: This one’s gonna hurt, so better clench yer teeth ‘n……]

[Otto: You’re still… going easy on me……? You know… that half-assed attitude is exactly why you’re gonna lose!]

As Garfiel leaned forward preparing his next strike, Otto screamed back.
Glaring at Garfiel with bloodshot eyes, Otto swung his arm with all the strength he could muster.

The next instant, a screen of flung-up leaves covered Garfiel’s vision, creating a momentary opening.

[Garfiel: What th――!?]

Startled by the sudden reversal, Garfiel’s body froze still.

[Otto: EAT THIS――!!]

Alongside Otto’s throat-tearing shriek, a burst of light pierced through the screen of dancing leaves――

――Swallowing Garfiel’s body into a radiance of blinding red.


-=Chapter 105 End=-




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      1. Hope your doing well, chicken. I just want to let you know that, you bring something special with these translations and this lil community. Been following for a long time and I hope you keep it up!


  1. Thanks for another great chapter!!! I hope you find a way to cheer up!

    I’m kinda wondering what Otto did to neutralize Garf. I mean it most likely has something to do with magic and/or Garf’s strong senses, but I can’t wait to get the specifics.

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    1. lets see he can talk to pretty much all life forms so the number of tricks he can pull is quite a bit. garf has less ‘battle exp’ then otto. otto is smarter, there is more he can do to increase his chances. not gonna spoil it since its too good just a few hints.


  2. Take care chicken sama!! Thank you for your efforts!! Hope you are feeling better. Do know that there are people out there who love you and care about you!

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  4. Thanks for the chapter chicken! Really appreciate all the work you put into translating this and I’m excited to see what happens next!


  5. otto’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, a small twist well not really unpredictable considering the circumstances >if you figure out my hints congrats dont say anything< drinking tea made with a little duck infuser go birds. (*-*) floats atop the water and it looks like its pooping cute n funny. gotta enjoy the small things in life. also petting a cat gotta love the irony


  6. Chicken, if you ever feel alone, or worthless, or just depressed, remember, we’re all here depending on you. We look forward to your updates, and we appreciate your work.

    These translations give you value, they are accomplishments you can be proud of, you matter to many people because of them.

    If you ever feel down again, just throw yourself into your work, remind yourself that you matter to people, and that your skills matter to people, and you enrich many people’s lives everyday.


  7. Bro! Thanks so much for the translations! We are nearing the end of arc 4. Hard to believe its already been a few years since I started following your translations! Thanks a million for sticking to it, I look forward to these more than anything currently.


  8. Hey, I wanted to thank you for doing what you do. I also am sad a lot but look forward to reading your updates which also helps me keep going. Praying that there is more peace and joy in your life as well as mine. Don’t give up stranger. :0)

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  9. Thanks for all the chapters, sorry to hear you were feeling bad recently. Good Luck with it, depression is a bitch. I mean even Subaru gets hung up fighting it sometimes.


  10. Finally, Otto gets some good-quality character development. This novel really knows how to make any insignificant character likable and cheer-able.


  11. garfs real reason in not wanting the villagers to leave is his abandonment issues caused by the trauma of his moms disappearance n his sister leaving. i guess first loop he realized he was wrong n lewes knew sub was not going to complete the trails. second lewes sensed sub was different so she told garf. does not really make any sense why there was a ‘waiting period’ in letting sub leave the sanctuary unless lewes knows whats going on or was commanded by dona to do so. i honestly cant remember there so much back stabbing and manipulation going on in this ark that it just gives me a headache. almost everyone is just dumping their problems on sub/emelia to fix. its easy to forget the villagers and sanctuary pl are even there just useless


    1. As Chicken is about to reach under my underwear, he says to me: “I need to release this chapter, then I’ll be here with you my love.” As chicken releases the chapter, I reach my climax. “You like that, don’t you?” Chicken asks. “Yes daddy oh yeesss, release more chapters for me papi”. “As you wish my love”, he replies. As Chicken clicks on “release” button, my dick keeps shooting cum like a minigun. “Now look what you’ve done, my monitor and keyboard are covered in cum!”. I look at him embarrassed. “Just the way I like it.” Chicken says. We look each other in the eyes, our mouths closing the distance

      -=Chapter 1 End=-

      Let me know if you see any typos!


  12. Still can’t figure Garfiel. How old is he again? He keeps switching from violent to empathetic, from playful to murderous. There he was saying he’s fine with whatever Subaru does as long as he keeps low profile, and now he’s running around trying to separate him and Emilia… Why?


    1. it started when lewes said sub smelled of the witch or something to him then sub does/says something stupid and pisses him off then lewes rails him up again. so as long as sub ‘acts’ normal and lewes keeps her mouth shut he is fine. i also pointed this out only to get hate back so idk


      1. So it’s Lewes acting is shadows. Which one of the four, I wonder. Despite everything, Garfiel doesn’t seem like a bad guy, so using him like this, weaponizing him, is rather devious of them.


        1. the thing is it makes no sense why she did that i mean yeah try to keep the sanctuary going sure but when you knowingly ENDANGER other pls lives her arguments seem childish. its the same for the other pl that follow roshit even on orders that make no sense or is literally telling them to kill innocence pl they just do it. take Frederica for instance leaves her brother behind does not come to visit in over ten years knows she should tell sub/emelia about garf but doesnt b.c roshit ordered her not to until sub gets back >fing says that>>>>still does not give a shit<<<i know in love with him but fuck idc who it is if they are trying to kill pl id stop them. i know they will change but if i were sub i would never trust pl like this.


          1. wow auto deleted the sentence of ::sub telling ram everyone may die….lamo like every long post i make it deletes a sentence or 2. i just hope there is no more mindless backstabbing again. o and merry CHRISTMAS everyone i know its a bit early.


        1. while i do agree with that. just letting a kid do whatever he wants i mean he is bullying adults here thats insane. why no visits? garf at this point does not even realize his sister grown so big. if she came along she would have realized the nonsense he was up to and smacked some sense into him. hypocritical wanting emelia/sub to do the trails when garf can and arguably should be the one doing it. missing mom vs seeing entire family wiped out jeeze i wonder which one is harder to get over. she basically just dumped her brother for others to take care of/deal with. i roll my eyes every time she wanted rem/ram/petra to call her ‘nissan’ or sister <probably got that wrong. like actually act like a sister to your own sibling first before expecting others to call you that lamo. yeah i gotta stop harping on her just dont like her at all. i feel like it was an /order/ to leave.


  13. It’s been a long time that I wanted to comment here.. so I want to give thanks to the only and holy chicken!!! ❤ the way of how you translate is so amazing and reaaaaaaaallly great. Please keep it up and stay optimistic at all times. All the way from the Philippines!!


      1. When he got a gf in the past, he still did his translating without problem. So i don’t think chicken getting a new gf will hinder him this much.


  14. Question to the comment moderation team:
    What sort of criticism about Chicken’s work schedule and those who support it won’t be deleted on sight?


  15. Still waiting for you to reach chapter 5. I have finished reading until 4, but I still read your translations because they are so much better tbh… Wish u luck…


        1. It is a certain smartphone game that i am currently playing. Never mind it actually because the joke is not that important.


  16. As much as I want a new chapter,
    I think you should take a vacation Chicken-dono. It’s Christmas, after all. Spend it with your family and remember that we still Love you❤️

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