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Hey. XJ here.
I won’t repeat myself. A lot of what I have to say is in the spiel before the chapter.
I just want to say welcome to Pummels and Loliquent for joining this Translation Project.
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Chapter 92: United front
Camus looked at Hiiro. Honestly speaking, Hiiro had a hunch it might turn out like this after Camus had found the determination to take action. However, Hiiro closed his eyes and spoke.
“I have no obligation to help you.”(Hiiro)
“Nope, no way. I do not work for free. Rather, why not ask that Baba-… I mean small person over there?”(Hiiro) [TL: Babaa – Hag, granny ]
“I can hear you, you bastard… How about I put you in an eternal sleep? Nn?”(Liliyn)
A monstrous killing intent assailed Hiiro.’Hiiro hesitated, contemplating whether it was a mistake to correct himself by calling her small fellow.
“Although I don’t want to admit it, that person is strong. She can even clean up that monster without any problems.”(Hiiro)
“Oi, don’t drag me into this. Did you really think that I would bother…
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Chapter 91: Camus’s Resolve
Jin-u, the observer, stared at the situation with his eyes wide open in surprise. He turned his head slowly toward Hiiro.
“Oi, it’s over” (Hiiro)
“N-no way…chief…” (Jin-u)
“Are you listening?” (Hiiro)
He doesn’t seem to be listening at all.
“…Huh, guess I’ve no choice.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro shrugged as he sheathed his sword. He then slowly moved towards Camus. The sand needles that surrounded Camus faded back into the ground. Camus, who seemed to be supported by the needles, collapsed on to his knees.
Camus lifted his face and made eye contact with Hiiro. His face was expressionless as usual, yet, his eyes were clouded with tears. It was certain that he was still mortified by his loss.
“Well, that’s because I’m strong” (Hiiro)
“I’m…also strong” (Camus)
“Even so, you lost to me.” (Hiiro)
“I…I wasn’t serious yet.” (Camus)
“Even so. The one who lost this battle was you.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro picked up the pair of swords nearby and tossed it back to Camus.
“You said it before, right? You’ll protect your tribe.” (Hiiro)
“That includes all of the children that adore you as well, right?” (Hiiro)
“Of course.” (Camus)
“But if you keep going like this, they’ll die in the near future.” (Hiiro)
“N-no way! I’ll protect them!” (Camus)
“Even though you lost to me?” (Hiiro)
“That…that’s because…that…” (Camus)
Unable to come up with a reasonable excuse, Camus lowered his head.
“You’re not protecting them.” (Hiiro)
“Even if you say you’re protecting them, all you are doing is putting them in danger.” (Hiiro)
“…then what should I…do?” (Camus)
“Don’t be naive. Think for yourself.” (Hiiro)
As Camus responded while wearing a depressed expression, Hiiro could not stand seeing him in such a state. He began to involuntarily speak what was on his mind.
“If it were me…I would eliminate any and all obstacles standing in my way.” (Hiiro)
“Eliminate…obstacles? All of them?” (Camus)
Camus looked at Hiiro with a startled expression.
“Aa, all of them. I’m a greedy person. I’ll take what I want and I won’t give it to anyone. Therefore, I won’t let anyone take anything away from me. By doing this, I will protect everything” (Hiiro)
Hiiro and Camus looked at each other. The silence between them lasted for a moment. Then, unlike before, Camus’ eyes lit up with life.
“…..Name, can you tell it to me?” (Camus)
“……Hiiro. Hiiro Okamura” (Hiiro)
“Hiiro…Hiiro…it’s Hiiro. Un…I’ll remember it.” (Camus)
Camus looked at Hiiro with a sincere expression.
“I know. But you’ll be called twin-blade.” (Hiiro)
“Muh…Call me Camus” (Camus)
“I refuse. If you want to be called that, then make me recognize you” (Hiiro)
At that moment, two children from the crowd ran towards the two.
“Camus Camus~!” (Child A)
“Are you okay?” (Child B)
“Kora~. Your next opponent is me !” (Child C)
The children, wanting to protect Camus, stood between the two as they glared at Hiiro with animosity.
“Chief, are you okay?” (Child C)
“Un. You guys…should stop.” (Camus)
Camus scolded the children
“Eh, but, but-!” (Child A)
“That is right. He bullied Camus Camus!” (Child B)
“Uun. It’s fine…Hiiro is…a guest” (Camus)
The children looked at Camus with a blank expression
“Nh? Is that so?” (Child A)
“If Camus Camus says so, then…” (Child B)
“I-I guess so…” (Child C)
The children seem to reluctantly accept Camus’s response. However, one of the children still glared at Hiiro as they spoke.
“G-got it!? Camus Camus said it’s okay,bu~t don’t get cocky.” (Child B)
“Shut up, brat!” (Hiiro)
As Hiiro returned the glare, the children cried “Hyi!” (TL: fearful/childish “Oh Crap!”) before hiding behind Camus.
“It seems like we’ve finally arrived at a conclusion.” (Sivan)
As Sivan spoke, Liliyn also reacted.
“But, as expected of the 《Red Rose》 . To find someone like that. I wasn’t expecting Camus to lose.” (Sivan)
“Hmph. I told you before, right? That you’ll be able to see something interesting.” (Liliyn)
“Hoh Hoh Hoh, that seems to be the case, huh.” (Sivan)
Sivan turned to face Hiiro as he spoke.
“That aside, ever since I met him, I’ve felt something strange coming from him. Who exactly is he?” (Sivan)
“I have no obligation to tell you.” (Liliyn)
“I also…want to know.” (Camus)
Camus, whose eyes sparkled(KiraKira) with child-like curiosity, had unknowingly appeared beside her, surprising the two.
“About Hiiro…can…you tell me?” (Camus)
“…I refuse. I’ll think about when you are also recognized by me.” (Liliyn)
Camus lowered his eyebrows regretfully. However, he made a declaration.
“Nn…I’ll make sure to hear it someday.” (Camus)
It seems that Camus had decided on something. However, Hiiro simply looked at Camus with an amazed expression as he let out a sigh. Liliyn then slipped closer to Hiiro and spoke in a small voice, similar to a whisper.
“As expected, you really are interesting.” (Liliyn)
“…I don’t know what you’re talking about.” (Hiiro)
This time, although Hiiro was annoyed by the fact that he had to improvise throughout the fight, he had inadvertently allowed Liliyn to see him use his magic several times as a result. Knowing her, she was most likely able to grasp the characteristics of Hiiro’s 《Word Magic》.
(Well, she doesn’t seem like someone that would reveal someone else’s secrets. Although it’s irritating having her watch me all the time, I guess I can let it go) (Hiiro)
With that decided, everyone returned to the Oasis.
“Hi,H-H-H-Hiiro-sama! I am so glad you are safe!” (Shamoe)
“Nofofofofo! As expected from Hiiro-sama! I believed in you, Nofofofofo!” (Silva)
As he thought they were too noisy, Hiiro looked at Shamoe and Silva who were making a ruckus. Hiiro wanted to relax and rest near the bank of the lake when he returned to the Oasis, yet, the impression of the last battle was so vivid in the mind of the two that they began to ramble about it.
“Shamoe…Shamoe…when you were sent flying, Shamoe’s heart almost stopped!” (Shamoe)
“Nofofofofo! When that happened, I too almost forgot to breath!” (Silva)
“It would have been great if you died like that, though.”(Liliyn)
“So harsh! Those words are too severe, Mistress! Nofofofofo!” (Silva)
Hiiro thought that it was excessively noisy as he covered his ears. Thinking that he’d have to deal with these three throughout his journey, Hiiro began to feel a queasy sensation in the pit of his stomach as he exasperatingly sighed.
“Hiiro…for a little bit…can I talk to you?” (Camus)
Camus approach Hiiro alone.
“What is it?” (Hiiro)
“…decided what?” (Hiiro)
“I will…also protect” (Camus)
“Protect what?” (Hiiro)
“Everything. I’m also…greedy.” (Camus)
Listening to the response, Hiiro involuntarily grinned.
“Have you told this to anyone else?” (Hiiro)
“I told Jii-chan. Jii-chan said…charge forward with…what I want to do.” (Camus)
“I see.” (Hiiro)
Hiiro looked at Camus’s face. He was clearly older than Hiiro, yet, in Hiiro’s eyes, he was still immature. No one would believe that a juvenile like Camus would be the chief of a tribe.
However, in reality, Camus currently holds the fate of his tribe within his hands. Such a Camus has now made a decision. In addition, the cause of that decision was undoubtedly himself. This was something that both Hiiro and Camus understood clearly.
“…Then, are you going to do it?” (Hiiro)
“Un….I…we will…defeat the monster of the desert” (Camus)
Indeed, it was something that they had agreed on. Protect everyone. There is a monster in the desert that can attack at any time. When it attacks, they would fight to escape and then find somewhere safe to reside in for a period of time. This was one way to protect his tribe. However there was always the chance that someone may get injured or killed during the monster’s assault. It was also clear that hiding in the shadows of monster would do nothing but hurt their pride and limit their possibilities.
In order to truly protect them, there was no choice but to eliminate the threat. If they couldn’t leave the desert yet still wanted to live in peace, then they had to get rid of a potential catastrophe.
That was the decision that Camus made in order to protect the children’s future. However, there was clearly some danger involved. Their opponent was a monster who absorbed the powers of the previous chief. Everyone was wary of the power that the previous chief possessed. If the Ashura group had participated in the battle, even with some risk, they might have been able to defeat it.
However, Camus, before today, was unwilling to take that risk as he would have to face a monster that resembled his father. But today, he had arrived at a decision. In order to protect the future of the tribe, he had to defeat that monster. Even though, the monster looked liked him, it was not his father. Camus realized that the monster is a monster. He realized that through Hiiro. In order to protect the tribe, he needed to move forward. As he was told thus, he made this decision.
That aside, there was clearly a huge risk. Camus knew that if everyone fought the monster, then they would be able to defeat it somehow. However, there was a high chance that someone would get hurt or killed in the battle. Because of this, he faced Hiiro and spoke.
“Hiiro…lend me your strength.” (Camus)
(TL: Unedited but can be read XD.)
Oh boy. Finally, we get a good fight.
And it only took us…a long time.
Disclaimer: The topic discussed below is not meant to be an attack/criticism on anyone. It is purely made to address a concern that has started to seep into the TL team. If this does indeed offend some, I apologize profusely for the wrath that I have incurred as I go off and play Toukiden while watching T.V.
Alright. I’m gonna borrow ELYSION’s Class (Hater’s Magnet in case you didn’t know) and bring this topic up because I feel that it’s something that needs to be addressed.
Our Translation Team has really expanded, no doubt thanks to readers like you guys. We’ve now got 8-9 people on the project.
Because of this, however, I’ve noticed that the translations have started to become a little…disorganized.
Now, although I’m not a perfectionist, I believe that there should be some sort of quality control in this project. After all, if we’re doing it, we may as well strive to make it great so you guys can have the best reading experience.
While I’ve talked with NB and he seems to share my sentiments, as the team expanded, it’s gotten harder to ensure quality in each chapter. Especially since our editing team has been limited and crippled (I understand Dalmenuis. It’s not your fault that your laptop/net broke down).
Now then. Why am I telling you this? Because I’d like to collect your thoughts on this matter.
Now, I’m not expecting us to change so quickly based on your answers. I’m not even sure if we’ll be changing at all. I just want to give you guys, the readers, a chance to have a say about what you’d like from us.
Also, if you’re interested in the other TL’s views, here they are (as far as I can tell. You’re probably better off asking them yourselves):
NetBlazer (NB): Prefers Quality over Quantity
ELYSION (EL): Wants to produce a large quantity of Trans very quickly
Yoraikun (YK): Quick Quality. (XJ: No, we cannot all be like Yorai-sama.)
XCrossJ (XJ): Does this for a hobby, but can’t help translating meticulously… Primarily focuses on Quality, but tries to pump them out quickly…
CapsUsingShift (Caps): Does this for a hobby. Translates in spare time. Quality.
Dalmenuis (Dal): Quality (I think?)
Pummel (Pum): ? (Don’t know. Haven’t had the chance to find out)
Loliquent (Loli): ? (Same as Pummel)
(E: ELYSION, I know you wanna pump out releases quickly, but try and slow down a bit. Sometimes, the translation’s meaning got slightly lost. Still, good job.)
(TL : Yeah, I finish it as fast as I could. Sometimes, I skip reading the details bit and just write it. Guess I need to slow down a bit.)
Hiiro and Camus stood atop the desert after leaving the Oasis with Jin-u’s guidance. Wondering what’s going on, those of the <Ashura Tribe> came to observe. Among said observers were kids.
The children are, of course, cheering for Camus. As for Hiiro-
“Good luck, my Comrade !” (Silva)
“D-Do your best ! Hiiro-sama !” (Shamoe)
Silva and Shamoe cheered for him, yet, he twitched at Silva’s support.
(Who the hell is your comrade….?) (Hiiro)
Of course, Hiiro understood that he meant the comrade of Liliyn’s fanclub. If he hit Silva, he will…
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Another chapter done. We’ll soon be up to the good part at the rate things are going.
Enjoy the chapter.
We’re, once again, undecided about the name of these characters. You know what to do…
Edit: I know that NB posted a poll about this a while ago. However, I feel that the choices were quite limited. Not to mention, he didn’t really discuss alternatives with us…(he’s busy so it can’t be helped.) Feel free not to vote if you don’t want to. I just thought I’d give the alternatives a chance.
Chapter 85: Liliyn and Sivan
The desert sun glared down onto the group, causing them to sweat profusely. After walking for a while, the group saw something that they could rejoice about.
“Is that…an Oasis?” (Hiiro)
He thought it was an illusion, however, as Liliyn’s group looked in that direction as well, Hiiro felt relieved. At the same time, their stomachs growled. Since they had walked for a long time, their constitution had been weakened as well. As it was almost lunch time, their stomachs let out a thunderous warning.
“That place…residence” (Kamui)
Kamui pointed at the Oasis. It seemed like they’ll be able to take a break soon
The was an area covered in greenery about the size of Tokyo Dome (about 1,240 m2). They were also able to see a pond there as well. Beside the pond, there was a single governing building that looked like a mongolian yurt.
(It’s my first time seeing a yurt…it’s bigger than I expected.) (Hiiro)
A yurt was a round tent supported by two pillars at the center. The frame radiated out from the center of the yurt to form the roof. A thick sheet made out of wool was then draped over the framework to form the roof and the walls.
The yurt was about 4-6 meters in diameter. There were also several pieces of furniture nearby just like a dwelling place.
“Ah, Kamui, it’s Kamui” (Child A)
“It’s true” (Child B)
“Kamui, Kamui” (Other Children)
Several children left the yurt, and ran towards Kamui. Kamui lowered his body and hugged each of them one after another.
(He is adored by the children, huh.) (Hiiro)
Looking at the scene before him, Hiiro felt nostalgic. When he was at the orphanage, as Hiiro was the oldest person among them, he was entrusted in taking care of the younger children. Even though he was doing it unwillingly, he smiled wryly as he remembered the innocent smile of the younger children.
“Ah, hey, hey, Kamui Kamui! Who are those people?” (Child C)
When one of the children asked an adult woman near Kamui turned to look at him with caution.
“Hey, lower your head and ask.” (Adult women)
“EhEh~. but Mama, Kamui Kamui said he is fine with this!” (Child C)
“That is right!” (Child B)
“Kamui Kamui is Kamui Kamui!” (Child A)
All the children talked back to the adults. The adults responded with a hopeless shrug. The person with topknot hair that had returned beforehand emerged.
“…..Chief.” (Person with topknot hair)
If you look closely, there was another person near him. He was an old man, who had so much wrinkles that you could feel the number of years he had lived. Furthermore, both his eyes were closed. There were burn marks on the top of his eyes, which may be the reason why he could no longer open them. Furthermore, he had a prosthetic right leg.
“Gramps…will you listen?” (Kamui)
“Un, yes I’ll hear it” (Gramps)
After the old man responded, he slowly approach Hiiro and his group. It was clear that his eyes were not open, yet, he was staring at Hiiro.
Then, he just glanced over Liliyn’s group and simply confirmed their presence. Hiiro noticed that the old man furrowed his brows when he looked at Liliyn. He then faced Hiiro one more time. Hiiro stared back at him without knitting his eyebrows.
“……I see, what an interesting group of people.” (Old man)
He even smiled further, increasing the number of wrinkles on his face.
“Right, Kamui, I heard most of it from Jinwu, but after seeing it, are you still going to proceed?” (Old man)
“At that time…I will stop it…life… life on the line” (Kamui)
The old man laughed happily and said.
“Hohohoho, that is impossible.” (Old man)
He was surprised by the response, and put on a puzzled expression.
“Kamui, you are strong. You are strong enough not to lose to those older than you, but…” (Old man)
He turned to look at Liliyn with a his eyes closed smiling.
“That is something else.” (Old man)
Kamui moved his gaze toward Liliyn in the same way as the old man. Liliyn crossed her arms and opened her mouth.
“That was a bit rough, right…Sivan?” (Liliyn)
Not only Hiiro, but also Silva and Shamoe was surprised by her response. For Liliyn to know someone that even Silva didn’t know, it must be a very old friend. From that response, Hiiro also knew why Sivan had looked anxiously at Liliyn.
“You know her……gramps?” (Kamui)
“Yes, I didn’t expect to meet her again in this place.” (Sivan)
“Same here. For you to still be alive, you must be really stubborn, huh.” (Liliyn)
“Hoh hoh hoh, to be greeted in such a manner.” (Sivan)
“Hey, you are acquaintances right?” (Hiiro)
They responded to Hiiro by nodding and saying “Ah”
“Once upon a time, for a little bit. You sure have put on a lot of years.” (Liliyn)
“Do you have any idea how many years have passed since then? Well, you have no idea because you look just like before.” (Sivan)
“Impressive, how do you know?” (Liliyn)
“I knew from your voice and atmosphere. When I lost my sight, I became sensitive to those things.” (Sivan)
“……What happened to your eyes and legs?” (Liliyn)
Liliyn put on a serious expression while looking at him
“……If it is possible, I don’t want you to know.” (Sivan)
“Was it from the monster in the… desert?” (Liliyn)
“That’s right.” (Sivan)
“A person like…you?” (Liliyn)
“Hoh hoh, it is harder to win when you get older. Unlike you.” (Sivan)
“Fu~n, it’s only in your case, you received those wounds from protecting someone, right?” (Liliyn)
Sivan tried to stop him from interjecting, yet, Kamui interrupted him and continued.
“Gramps……protected me……that was all. I was…too weak…that was all” (Kamui)
At that moment, his expressionless face changed as he raised his eyebrows in a painful expression. From that, they were able to identify the cause of those wounds. When he was fighting the demon, Kamui was targeted so Sivan jumped in to protect him. They were not sure what the demon did after, however, because of that, Sivan had lost his eyes and right leg.
“Kamui, my boy. As a chief, you had an obligation to protect the family. I was once the chief as well. Right now, you are the chief of this clan. As a chief, you shouldn’t put on such a sad face.” (Sivan)
Even though Sivan cannot see him, he seem to be able to feel Kamui’s pain.
“Stay vigilant and resolute, and become a reliable man” (Sivan)
“Un…I understand…sorry.” (Kamui)
“Then, don’t apologize so easily either” (Sivan)
Sivan shrugged in amazement.
“Sivan, what is the identity of the demon of the desert? Why didn’t you take part? If it’s strong then…wait, no, even if it was an SSS Rank, you would still be able to defeat it if you tried. Don’t tell me that it’s using some sort of trick. Tell me the real reason.” (Liliyn)
Her words surprised those around them. Of course, Hiiro was surprised as well. The story wasn’t the real reason and, like everyone else, he simply looked at Liliyn.
Most members of the Ashura Clan stared at Liliyn vigilantly. Yet, Liliyn completely ignored their stares.
“….As usual, you can’t hide it, can you? You are just as annoying as before, Loli-baba.” (Sivan)
“Fu~n, why don’t you suffocate to death in ladies underwear like you dreamed about, you old bastard.” (Liliyn)
They stared at each other as they felt explosive sparks being exchanged between them. Everyone around them swallowed uncomfortably. Hiiro and Silva stood silently and observed the scene before them.
(That said, for the Aka-loli to say whatever she wants around that weak old man.) (Hiiro)
Some people would think suffocating in a women’s underwear is something to enjoy, but to Hiiro it was something sad; very, very, sad.
They were stuck in that position for sometime, then they separated and laughed faintly.
“Hoh Hoh Hoh” (Sivan)
When the dark mood suddenly dispersed, everyone around them grew surprised.
“Come with me, guests. I have something to show you all” (Sivan)
Sivan walked in a certain direction, scraping his leg along the sand. As expected, Hiiro and the group followed behind him soon after.