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Chapter 6: Senior Apprentice Brother, A Footprint Every Step!

Original Translation can be found at KobatoChanDaiSuki.



Seeing what just happened, the peerless trap’s jaw dropped.

He thought to himself, “How was this possible? How could this guy withstand that strike?”

“In the ten over years I’ve been in the sect, you are the most interesting sandbag I’ve ever seen.” The green robed man said with a faint laugh. Then, his expression changed. The originally warm and kind expression suddenly became incomparably fierce.

“But, high purity metals are easy to bend.”

“Peng……”

Lin Fan flew up into the air with several flowers of blood going up alongside him.

“Ding! EXP + 3000”

“Ah! So comfortable….”

Lying on the ground, Lin Fan was so excited that he almost had a heart attack as he felt the EXP bar increase.

The green robed man gazed at Lin Fan and his mouth curved into a smile. “An all out attack of a level 3 Mortal. Even if trained to the highest realm, 《Titanium Demon Body》is unable to block it. But don’t worry, I held back a bit so you won’t die. You, pick him up and follow me.”

Looking at Lin Fan, the peerless trap, revelling in his pain, let out a single phrase, “seeking death”.

The green robed man turned around and prepared to leave. “A talent capable of withstanding half the full strength of a level 3 Mortal. Maybe senior apprentice brother will recruit him?

There are plenty of freaks under the sky, simply uncountable. The Holy Demon Sect is a big faction that’s been around for ten thousand years, what kind of disciple hasn’t it seen?

This sandbag trains in the 《Titanium Demon Body》 and even managed to bring it to a higher realm. It’s impossible to not call him a genius, but even that’s not enough.”

The green robed man had already seen through Lin Fan’s cultivation. This sandbag hadn’t even trained to the Mortal level. In his eyes, Lin Fan was just a slightly special ant, not one of those monsters.

Right then, the green robed man’s expression changed into one of disbelief.

“Hehe, not bad, not bad, it was a bit stronger than the one before, but it’s not enough.” While speaking, Lin Fan stood up and rubbed his chest. He thought to himself, “it really hurts! But this kind of EXP giving ox person ⌈1⌋ is really rare, if I don’t properly make use of this opportunity, I’ll definitely be crying over it in the future.”

“You……” The green robed man gazed at Lin Fan with astonishment, wondering what was wrong with this fellow and why he was like that.

Lin Fan stared at the green robed man. One of the tricks he was hiding was exposed by himself. 《Titanium Demon Body》had 3 levels total and was simply unable to block the attack of a Mortal level expert, and yet he managed to. Exposing this secret by letting that guy hit him to raise the level of 《Titanium Demon Body》was also for the sake of gaining the strength to protect himself.

He had no idea what would happen if he followed the green robed man. Would he die? Would he live? Or would he end up somewhere in between?

Sandbags weren’t actual disciples of the Holy Demon Sect. Whether they lived or died, nobody cared.

So, Lin Fan had to work as hard as he could if he wanted to live.

Since others couldn’t see how special he was, he’d just have to show it to them.

“Alright then, let me see how long you can last.” The green robed man kicked his imposing aura up a notch and the full force of a level 3 Mortal struck Lin Fan’s body.

“Ding! EXP +4000”

“Ding! Congratulations, 《Titanium Demon Body》has leveled up.”

Lin Fan was so happy he almost flew to heaven. “This level up came so ******* fast! Just a bit of suffering and I gain a level! Moreover, this EXP treasure is increasing the attack strength slowly, letting me get stronger without pause. At an extreme speed too!”

If the green robed man used the full of strength of a level 8 Mortal right
from the start, then even 《Titanium Demon Body》 was at LV7, Lin Fan would still instantly blown to bits.

Seeing Lin Fan get up once again, the green robed man’s formerly calm expression slowly warped into of anger.

He felt humiliated. He may have controlled his strength, but this guy was obviously beaten till he vomited blood. And yet he kept on standing up. The green robed man couldn’t take it.

“Great! I don’t believe the bullshit happening today.” The green robed man started losing his temper.

Seeing the green robed man flaring up, Lin Fan only felt joy.

“Don’t believe it? There’s nothing wrong with that. In the end even if you don’t believe, I’ll make you believe.” Lin Fan thought to himself.

“Peng……”

Lin Fan was sent flying once more.

“Ding! EXP+5000”

And once again, he stood up.

“Peng.”

Yet again, he was sent flying.

“Ding! EXP +6000”

“Peng……”

“Ding! EXP +6000”

“Ding! Congratulations 《Titanium Demon Body》levelled up.”

……

“Why can you still stand?” The green robed man was starting to lose his composure. Lin Fan standing up once more dealt a heavy blow to his morale.

The peerless trap stared dumbly, his whole body frozen in place. It was as if he saw a ghost.

“Come……” Lin Fan didn’t feel like talking much, so he just wagged his finger and beckoned towards the man.

“Damn, I don’t believe this……”

“I don’t believe in you either, so you’ll need to prove yourself.” Lin Fan looked at the green robed man as he spoke with a comforting tone.

“Damn, since things are like this, I’ll go all out. Let’s see how you block this.” The green robed man went ballistic after being provoked by Lin Fan. In the end, he was also a youth that was around twenty years old. This was the natural arrogance of youths.

At this moment, the green robed man’s many years of cultivation collapsed into a complete mess.

When Lin Fan heard that the green robed man was going to use his full strength, he was stunned and slightly wet himself.

He thought, “I was just kidding! If a level 8 Mortal hit me with his full strength, I’d be shattered into pieces”

Green robe senior apprentice brother, slow down a bit. Just now was a level 3 Mortal’s full strength, next should be a level 4 mortal. A footprint every step ⌈2⌋, one must not rush.” Lin Fan hurriedly shouted.

Lin Fan had already thought things through. If the other party was still going to use his full strength, Lin Fan would get on his knees and admit defeat. He definitely wouldn’t be beaten into a dog just like that.

“Alright, level 4 Mortal half strength. Let me see how you block this.” The green robed man roared and his physique changed. From the start to the present, Lin Fan couldn’t catch how the green robed man attacked him.

Fast…… It was just too fast.

“Peng……”

Once more, Lin Fan was sent flying.

And right at this moment, instead of being immersed in the joy of his EXP rising like crazy, Lin Fan was thinking about a single question.

“Seems like I’ll have to properly re-assess those Holy Demon Sect disciples. This IQ is low enough to move a person.”This time when Lin Fan looked at the green robed man, he couldn’t help but feel some affection.

Obviously this was closer to appreciation rather than romantic love. If there were more of this kind of talent, then from now on what would he have to worry about?

“Ding! EXP + 7000”

“Good, this strike of senior apprentice brother sent my Qi and blood into disarray, enough to make me puke blood. But, it still isn’t enough. Once more!” Lin Fan wiped his mouth like he was eating food he didn’t pay for ⌈3⌋.

“Damn, how can you still stand? Let me show you my strongest attack.” The green robed man’s long black hair flowed along with the wind.

“No! Green robe senior apprentice brother, just now was level 4 Mortal half strength, now should be the full strength version. A footprint every step. Slow down, you mustn’t break your promise.” Lin Fan said loudly.

“Very well……”

As soon as Lin Fan heard that, he stealthily wiped his tears. This was simply too moving.

“Ding! EXP +8000”

“Ding! Congratulations《Titanium Demon Body》has levelled up.”

……
“Ding! EXP +9000”

“Ding! EXP +9000”

……

“Ding! Congratulations 《Titanium Demon Body》 has levelled up.”

……

“Ding! Congratulations 《Titanium Demon Body》 has levelled up”

……

“Ding! Congratulations 《Titanium Demon Body》 has levelled up”

……

Mortal level 4 half strength.

Mortal level 4 full strength.

Mortal level 5.

Mortal level 6……

……

At this moment, the peerless trap had already fallen to the floor foaming at the mouth with his body convulsing.

The only thing on his mind was, “Impossible! This is absolutely impossible!”

And right at this moment.

That green robed man’s hair was messy, his eyes were red and his expression was savage.

“Ah…… Why can you still stand?!” At this moment, the green robed man‘s mind was blank and he continuously hit Lin Fan’s body.

“Ding! EXP +1000”

“Ding! EXP +1000”

Lin Fan sighed as he looked at his stats.

Name: Lin Fan

Level: 9 (Mortal stage waiting to be unlocked)

EXP: (0/1000)

Skills: 《Titanium Demon Body》LV18 (0/1,000,000)

《Monkey Steals Peach》 LV10 (1,000/10,000)

Lin Fan felt that he was going a bit too far……. Way too far.

The green robed senior apprentice brother had long since brought the full power of a level 8 Mortal and Lin Fan had also long since gained an immunity to it.

Seeing the green robed senior apprentice brother crazily hitting him, Lin Fan could only let him continue. Thinking that after he vented all his frustration and grievance, he’d quiet down.



References


  1. A very formidable person 
  2. An idiom that one must be steady in their actions; to take things step by step. 
  3. That’s exactly what raws said. And IMO food you get for free is the most delicious… 

Chapter 5: Rising Up Like a Rocket

Original Translation can be found at KobatoChanDaiSuki.



Night.

A tile house that was not by any means large was currently filled with people.

Lin Fan’s war earlier today shocked the sandbags into utter speechlessness. They could only give Lin Fan the thumbs up, expressing their belief in him.

“Big brother, the technique you used today was 《Monkey Steals Peach》 right?” The time Xiao Liuzi spent in the Holy Demon Sect was quite long. With regards to its situation, he had some understanding.

Although《Monkey Steals Peach》was a martial art passed down in his family, he knew that when compared with the martial arts learned by the outer sect examination disciples, it was a lot worse.

“En.” Lin Fan nodded his head.

“Great! I had no idea that the family legacy was actually that strong. Of course, the only big brother is capable of showing its full power.” Xiao Liuzi excitedly said.

Lin Fan was a bit embarrassed, but he didn’t say anything.

“Big brother, in two days time, the outer sect examinations will begin. Will you be participating?” Xiao Liuzi asked.

“Xiao Liuzi, what bullshit are you spouting? How can big brother not join? Could it be that he’s going to stay here and rot with the rest of us for a lifetime?”

“That’s true.” Xiao Liuzi nodded his head.

Lin Fan has already been in this world for a year. Even with the system, despite it not being a gone case, Lin Fan knew the world was still extremely dangerous.

For a sandbag like him to dare pick a fight with outer sect examination disciples on sect grounds, was because he understood that to the sect, talent was the most important.

With strength, you could prove anyone. However, the consequences are still yours to bear.

If showing a bit of talent would get you killed by the jealousy of fellow set members, then the sect would not have lasted so long. In fact, it would’ve been destroyed by internal strife long ago.

Lin Fan had two ideas. The first ,was to seriously train and raise his strength. The second, was to attract the attention of someone with a high position, and leave this place. ⌈1
.

But, Lin Fan forgot about something. In the entire sect, the outer sect examination disciples’ training grounds was a place that birds did not **** in ⌈2⌋. What kind of high level V.I.P would be so bored as to run over here?

And so, all he could do was rely on himself. Since he had a cheat, if he dared not start a few revolutions, that would be letting down himself and the rest of his world travelling compadres.

The next day.

Lin Fan woke up early, made something to fill his stomach, then rushed over to the training grounds.

Currently, he was level 9 and 《Monkey Steals Peach》had reached level 10. Even though his EXP was increasing very slowly, but at the end of the day, when the outer sect examination day arrived, he had to be as strong as possible.

……

At the training grounds, a cool wind was blowing.

A gust blew up the dust and ashes on the black brick. A few leaves were adrift in the air before finally falling to the ground.

The area was desolate. Completely devoid of life.

“What’s going on?” Gazing at the sight in front of him, Lin Fan was momentarily dumbfounded. Where did everyone go?

The training grounds used to be so lively. How come it was currently so desolate? There wasn’t even a single person around.

This……this……

Lin Fan rested his chin on his palm. His gaze contained a trace of helplessness as he looked at the sight before him and thought to himself, “ These outer sect examination disciples were too damn ****.
They only had their peaches stolen, did they really need to be so scared?

Ai… Seems like these next few days there won’t be any mobs to farm. Guess all I can do is rely on myself.

You can gain EXP by defeating people. In that case if I killed the demon beasts outside then I should be able to get EXP all the same.

But haters gonna hate ⌈3⌋. In the Holy Demon Sect I’m just a sandbag. I don’t have the right to leave sect grounds.

Otherwise I’d head out and start farming.”

Right at that moment, Lin Fan saw two people coming from afar.

Lin Fan immediately cheered up. Someone had finally come! But subsequently, the colour of his face changed. The level floating above one of their heads was…

Mortal level 8.

This……

Afterwards, he caught sight of the peerless trap ⌈4⌋ whose peach he ruthlessly stole yesterday next to the level 8 Mortal who was wearing green robes.

Lin Fan was shocked, could it be that that guy didn’t accept yesterday’s result and brought along an expert to take revenge for him?

A level 8 Mortal was only two steps away from becoming a primordial. Why would such a person come to such an insignificant training ground?

Besides, this kind of person definitely wasn’t the type that had the time to help others redeem themselves.

“The person you were talking about is him?” The man wearing green robes asked.

“Yes! Senior apprentice brother, he’s the one I was talking about.” The peerless trap respectfully stood at the side, and didn’t dare do anything that may seem impudent.

Even with his hated enemy, Lin Fan, standing right in front of him, he didn’t dare to express joy at the other party’s misery.

“You’ve got the wrong guy.” Lin Fan’s heart was tranquil.

This guy wasn’t the peerless trap’s helper. If he was a helper, the peerless trap wouldn’t be acting like this. It was more like there was some sort of secret that couldn’t be shared.

The green robed man sized up Lin Fan then smiled and nodded his head.

Suddenly, Lin Fan felt an imposing aura hit him like a raging tidal wave.

“Pu……”

Lin Fan had no idea what just happened. He just felt his abdominal muscles tense up as if he was hit extremely hard. The Qi and blood in his body roiled around and he spat out a crimson red flower

“Really strong.” Lin Fan thought to himself.

After retreating ten steps, Lin Fan clutched his chest and half knelt on the ground while staring at the man in front of him.

“Ding! EXP +30,000?”

“Ding! Congratulations, 《Titanium Demon Body》 has leveled up.”

“Ding! Congratulations, 《Titanium Demon Body》 has leveled up.”

……

Lin Fan was surprised. Just feeling the imposing aura was enough to let 《Titanium Demon Body》level up twice.

“En, not bad. A level 2 Mortal’s full powered strike and you only vomit a bit of blood. Seems like your 《Titanium Demon Body》has been trained to a very high realm. Come with me.” The green robed man nodded his head. His eyes shone brightly, as if he was extremely curious about this sandbag that managed to train 《Titanium Demon Body》to such a level.

“Hold on……” Lin Fan stabilised the Qi and blood in his body and looked at the green robed man.

This was strength. If one didn’t have strength, then they were just fish meat on someone else’s chopping board, at the mercy of others. But to Lin Fan, it was such a big opportunity. How could he give it up?

Whether it was back on Earth or in the present, Lin Fan was a madman. A complete and utter madman. If he doesn’t claim back the debt in front of him with interest, he definitely wouldn’t back down.

Previously when 《Titanium Demon Body》 was still LV5, he could withstand the full powered strike of a level 2 Mortal and only vomit some blood. Who knew what the 7th level of 《Titanium Demon Body》could do.

Lin Fan knew that the level 8 Mortal sect disciple in front of him definitely had something that he needed Lin Fan to handle. Hence, he definitely wouldn’t kill Lin Fan.

Of course, Lin Fan wouldn’t be so retarded as to say, “I’m begging you, please hit me. This kind of pain-seeking words.”

“You couldn’t bear with the humiliation I gave you yesterday and found an assistant to help you today. Did you really think I’d be scared? Let me tell you something, I Lin Fan am completely fearless and am unafraid of others trying to exact vengeance upon me.” When he finished speaking, Lin Fan rushed up.

Hurry the **** up and hit me already.
……

The male wearing green clothes looked at Lin Fan and let out a slight smile, “interesting……”

“Peng.”

Without so much as seeing what the green robed man did, Lin Fan felt as if a wall appeared in front of him. As soon as he dashed up, he was sent flying out.

Lin Fan could not resist spitting out a mouthful of blood.

“Ding! EXP+2000”

Lin Fan was excited enough to have a heart attack. Back when he let the outer sect examination disciples hit him, he only gained a few points. Who would’ve thought that a random punch from this guy would cause the bar to increase by so much.

He felt utter bliss.

However, this wasn’t enough. He still needed more EXP.

“Heng! Pathetic. This is the helper you brought? Looks to me like he’s nothing much.” Lin Fan said as he stood up.

“Enough! How dare you act so presumptuously to senior apprentice brother.” The peerless trap rebuked as his expression changed.

“Anyway, this is quite interesting. 《Titanium Demon Body》 only has 3 levels. Even if trained to the third level, it can only resist a full-powered strike of a level 1 Mortal. Right now this is unexpectedly getting more and more interesting. Alright then, let me see your limit today.” The green robed man gave a faint laugh.



References


  1. The place he’s currently staying, not the sect entirely 
  2. 鸟不拉屎- lit. birds don’t ****. Actual meaning: desolate 
  3. 恨就恨 literally= haters gonna hate 
  4. 美男 beautiful man 

Chapter 4: Crushing All Balls Seen

Original Translation can be found at Sylver Translations.



The title of this chapter makes me feel the pain.

At this moment the world fell apart and turned dark, the seas dried up and the rocks decayed, people jumped up and down and advanced wave after wave….

“Monkey Steals the Peach.”

“+2”

“Monkey Steals the Peach.”

“+2”

……

Waves of screaming suddenly travelled over from the originally magnificent training ground.

These voices were as soft as cotton, as though the delicate breathing of a female. But upon listening carefully there was a sort of boundless grief and sorrow.

At this moment Lin Fan repeated the same movement, bending his waist, extending his hand, crushing with his fingers.

Again and again, even if the world was falling apart right now it couldn’t stop Lin Fan’s yearn for experience.

“You vulgar rat, actually using such a dirty move.” Right now the outer sect examination disciples were all greatly terrified, they covered their crotches with their hands and felt a cool air rise up from the bottom of their feet straight to the top of their heads.

Terrifying, truly terrifying.

“Ding, trivial technique 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 upgraded to LV3.”

“Ding, defeated one trivial side character disciple, EXP+5.”

“Ding, defeated one trivial side character disciple, EXP+3.”

……

Hoho, hearing these notifications Lin Fan was ecstatic in his heart, To think that this was how the experience for his character to level up came.

Looks like this was like playing a game, killing monsters to level up.

Not bad, not bad.

At this moment those outer sect examination disciples who had suffered big time at Lin Fan’s hands all looked at this scumbag with looks of despise. But right at this instant, they suddenly noticed a strong light that struck fear into their hearts suddenly burst forth from this scumbag’s eyes.

As though in a bit something even more brutal was about to happen.

The group of outer sect examination disciples surrounded Lin Fan in the middle. Even though this scumbag used very dirty attacks that were impossible for them to defend against, if they just left like this with their tails between their legs this was something they couldn’t stand.

Even if they had to pay a heavy price they would make this dirty scumbag fall here.

Right now Lin Fan was staring indifferently at his own two hands.

This was a pair of hands that were about to be tainted, but for experience what did a mere pair of tainted hands matter.

“Look you guys, his eyes.” This was an outer sect examination disciple at the front who exclaimed in surprise. They were observing this dirty scumbag at all times, the instant Lin Fan’s eyes flickered it was caught by them.

Lin Fan raised his head, that pair of profound eyes as though full of guilt looked at this group of outer sect examination disciples.

“You pure little lambs, you guys are about to be violated by this pair of evil hands of mine. But don’t worry, I will have mercy.” Lin Fan stared passionately at this group of outer sect examination disciples.

“Dirty scumbag, what are you saying.”

“You think you alone can deal with the hundreds of us?”

“Get on your knees and apologize, we’ll spare your life.”

“Hmph, don’t be too presumptuous…”

……

“Monkey Steals the Peach.”

“+5”

“+5”

“Ding, defeated one trivial side character disciple, EXP+5.”

“Ding, defeated one trivial side character disciple, EXP+2.”

“Ding, congratulations character has levelled up.”

……

At this moment Lin Fan was like a wild demon. He used both of his hands together and 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 was used with perfection, as though he had already cultivated a law of the universe from 《Monkey Steals the Peach》.

A guaranteed hit with every strike, no matter how you blocked you couldn’t block the invasion of Lin Fan’s Hand of God.

“Apprentice-brothers, this scumbag attacks despicably and dirtily, we may be members of a dark sect but we are ashamed to be seen together with him, don’t hold back.”

Right now the outer sect examination disciples were retreating one step after another. Amongst them, one outer sect examination of whom it wouldn’t have been an exaggeration to call him a peerless pretty boy raised his arms shouting, wanting to rally his apprentice-brothers together to take down Lin Fan.

Lin Fan weaved like a wandering dragon between the outer sect examination disciples. Seeing this outer sect examination disciple being so arrogant he also became interested.

And that peerless pretty boy who shouted with his arms up in the air suddenly noticed an extremely invasive gaze staring straight at him. His heart tightened and he had an ominous feeling.

When his eyes made contact with Lin Fan’s gaze, the peerless pretty boy immediately cowered back a bit.

If Lin Fan didn’t attack that embarassing spot when he attacked then that would have been one thing. Even though he couldn’t match him in strength, at least he wouldn’t have been scared.

But right now he really was scared.

Seeing his numerous apprentice-brothers fall at the hands of this dirty *******, especially that tragic gaze of his apprentice-brothers, he knew that it definitely hurt a lot.

Seeing Lin Fan unconsciously clenching his hands there, he instantly broke into a cold sweat and his legs slightly trembled.

“Monkey Steals the Peach.”

“No….”

“Ah… It hurts….” The peerless pretty boy’s eyes instantly blurred, he let out a soft cry and then fell to the ground shaking.

At this moment the scene was too tragic to look at.

……

When all of the outer sect examination disciples were collapsed on the ground, Lin Fan no longer had any peaches to steal.

Name: Lin Fan

Level: 9 (Mortal stage waiting to be unlocked)

EXP: (0/1000)

Skills: 《Titanium Demon Body》 LV5 (3000/10,000)

《Monkey Steals the Peach》 LV10 (1000/10,000)

Looking at his own stats, Lin Fan nodded his head in satisfaction.

Right now his character level had risen to LV9, amongst these outer sect examination disciples in front of him he was an invincible existence.

These outer sect examination disciples all had numbers floating over their foreheads.

Some were LV5, some were LV6, and some were also LV8.

These outer sect examination disciples definitely hadn’t reached the Mortal stage.

Lin Fan had witnessed before the attack of a Mortal stage disciple, when he attacked it absolutely wasn’t like these outer sect examination disciples.

Three days later was the day of the outer sect examination. Even if he didn’t have a competitive spirit, he had to become an outer sect disciple. This place was ultimately too small for Lin Fan, to become stronger he needed a bigger stage.

Lin Fan turned around and left, but after taking a few steps he stopped his tracks.

“I’ll be back again tomorrow.”

……

Originally when they saw that this dirty scumbag was about to leave they all slowly stood up, but when they heard this line their legs all buckled and they once again collapsed to the ground.

After today’s matter, they no longer had the heart to fight with him again.

Dirty, vulgar and shameless, how could such a person appear in this world.

Lin Fan sighed, he understood in his heart why these outer sect examination disciples were so afraid of him, but it wasn’t his complete fault. Who told him to only know the move 《Monkey Steals the Peach》.

There’s a saying that is well said.

“Take a skill to the extreme and you can conquer the world.”

At the moment where he only knew one martial art, it was better to not think too much about it.

And Lin Fan also discovered that the body training technique was different from martial arts.

After 《Titanium Demon Body》 advanced to a certain level, it needed the help of even stronger external forces to help it level up.

And with fighting enemies using martial arts, regardless of strong or weak they would all be able to add experience. Even though there was also a difference between someone stronger and someone weaker, no matter how weak the person there would still be experience.



References

  1. N/a

Chapter 3: The Most Terrifying Martial Art In The World

Original Translation can be found at Sylver Translations.



I wanted to say something, but just like how this thought quietly came, it also quietly left. I hate this feeling… Obligatory complain about grammar.

Lin Fan opened his eyes and his facial expression instantly changed. For anybody, seeing a couple of pancake faces appearing in their vision the moment they opened their eyes was a devastating thing.

“What are you guys doing?” Lin Fan’s voice was shaking. Did these guys do some inhuman things to me while I was unconscious?

Such as…..

“Big Bro, you’re finally awake. I knew you weren’t such an easily defeated person.” One of the boys by Lin Fan’s side said with an excited look.

“Um…”

Lin Fan was stunned. What do these guys mean, when did I become their big bro. Oh right, the system is officially activated, I’ve got to study it. He immediately stopped paying attention to these guys and directly started checking it out.

Name: Lin Fan

Level: 1

EXP: (0/10)

Skills: 《Titanium Demon Body》 LV5 (3,000/10,000)

Explore everything else yourself.

There wasn’t much of a difference from before, but a change occurred over at the experience.

“Big Bro is definitely hungry, hurry up and get food for Big Bro.”

“Right, right…”

Not long after, a big bowl of savoury chicken soup was brought up. Lin Fan didn’t say anything, his stomach was already protesting in starvation. Under numerous envious gazes Lin Fan wiped out this big bowl of chicken soup.

To think that even though we’re all sandbags, they actually still had this kind of good stuff hidden, not bad, not bad.

“Big Bro’s definitely tired after eating, let Big Bro have a good rest. You’ve got to hang on Big Bro.”

“Big Bro will definitely be an extraordinary person in the future.”

“It’s just a shame that Dog Balls the 2nd was unfortunately beat to death this morning and won’t have the chance to see Big Bro’s prestige in the future. (TL: A moment of silence for Dog Balls the 2nd.)

……

As a dark sect, life and death were common in the Holy Demon Sect. Everyday there were sandbags who died, they were used to this sort of thing.

After everybody left, there was one person who stayed behind.

He was of short stature, not quite bulky and his looks were a bit of a disappointment to the people. He could be considered a person of ability for being able to survive in the Sandbag Party.

“Big Bro, this is the technique passed down in my family. I think the one who is able obtains it, Big Bro is a prodigy from amongst us, you have to continue going strong.” This person took a blue covered secret manual that had become tattered from the passage of time and handed it over to Lin Fan.

Lin Fan didn’t hesitate and took it over. Afterwards he looked at this person in front of him, “Okay, in the future if you don’t die and I am able to become a figure who dominates the world, I will guarantee you great success.”

This was Lin Fan’s first time making a promise to someone since arriving in this world.

“Um…”

“Big Bro, don’t be like this, I… Just… Just hope that you’ll work hard.” Quite obviously this person didn’t take to heart Lin Fan’s promise, and even in his opinion he thought this big bro was bluffing a bit too hard.

Lin Fan didn’t saying anything, he knew that this person clearly didn’t believe in him.

Giving charcoal in the snowy winter beats adding flowers on the embroidery. At present he was just at the start, Lin Fan would remember everybody who helped him. Lin Fan silently remembered in his heart the appearance of this person before him, in the future he would definitely return him a big gift.

“Big Bro, you have a good rest then, I’m going back now.”

“Okay.” Lin Fan nodded his head and then started reading the manual.

“Ding, do you want to learn trivial manual 《Monkey Steals the Peach》?”

Of course I’m learning it, no matter how small a mosquito is it’s still meat.

Especially in this world, even though Lin Fan wasn’t an elite of the sect, he still knew that the sect kept a close watch over their techniques. As for being able to enter the Library to choose a technique after becoming an outer sect disciple or whatnot, that was utter bullshit.

For a sect, there were at least tens of thousands and as many as hundreds of thousands of outer sect disciples. Where were there so many techniques for people to choose.

People, still have to rely on themselves.

“Ding, learned 《Monkey Steals the Peach》.”

“LV1 (0/10)”

This again, this 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 clearly only has two levels, wonder how many levels I can upgrade this to.

Even though this 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 was only a trivial technique, Lin Fan believed that even if it was garbage, he could still upgrade it to a supreme technique.

《Monkey Steals the Peach》 only had one move. For a man this one move had devastating power, crushing your balls with one move.

Lin Fan inhaled a deep breath and his body instantly moved. His right hand opened forming a claw and grabbed towards that indescribably wonderful place as though driving straight to the enemy’s den.

“+2”

“+2”

……

“Ding, trivial technique 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 upgraded to LV2, character EXP+10.”

“Ding, character leveled up.”

Haha… Lin Fan laughed out loud. To think that in not even a minute 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 was upgraded to LV2, looks like I really am a peerless prodigy.

As long as I upgrade 《Monkey Steals the Peach》 to LV100, I’ll be able crush even God’s balls.

Name: Lin Fan

Level: 2

EXP: (0/20)

Skills: 《Titanium Demon Body》 LV5 (3000/10,000)

《Monkey Steals the Peach》 LV2 (10/50)

…….

Lin Fan stood up and hurriedly rushed towards the training ground. How could he waste his precious time like so, he had to make good use of it.

And seeing their Big Bro leaving in a rush, those sandbags living in the surrounding were also extremely puzzled in their heart.

“What’s Big Bro going to do?”

“Isn’t Big Bro heavily injured? How come I see that his steps are vigorous and full of energy, could he be okay?”

“Oh no, not good, Big Bro suffered big time for us yesterday. It must be just now when I said Dog Balls the 2nd was beat to death by those outer sect examination disciples, he’s thinking of going to get revenge.”

“A person who values comradeship as much as Big Bro will definitely create trouble. No, we have to follow over.”

…..

Not long later, Lin Fan arrived at the buzzing training ground.

Watching those outer sect examination disciples training hard, Lin Fan was also delighted in his heart. This was all freaking experience.

《Titanium Demon body》 has already reached LV5, wonder how much experience these guys can still give me.

Just thinking about it Lin Fan was a bit unable to hold back.

“Everybody stop.” Right now Lin Fan roared out loud like yesterday.

This roar was even louder than yesterday.

When the outer sect examination disciples on the training ground saw the owner of the voice, they were all stunned and then started to talk amongst themselves.

“This guy again.”

“This guy was beat half to death by us yesterday, how come he’s full of energy again today.”

“Hmph, after yesterday’s lesson I bet he won’t dare to be impudent.”

……

The moment this outer sect examination disciple finished speaking, Lin Fan placed his hand at his hip and yelled loudly with his finger extended forward as though guiding the country.

“Everybody… With all due respect…”

But this time before Lin Fan had even finished speaking, those outer sect examination disciples instantly went into a riot.

“Apprentice-brothers, this guy is once again provoking us and using words to humiliate us, we must make him pay.”

……

Lin Fan smiled staring at the outer sect examination disciples who charged over and revealed a pleased smile.

“Smart kids, after yesterday’s matter you guys can already make ties to yesterday, not bad, not bad.”

“Then let’s see how much experience you guys can still give 《Titanium Demon Body》, I just hope it isn’t too little…”

Lin Fan looked with hope at this group of outstanding youths….

“+0”

“+0”

……

At this moment Lin Fan who was originally full of expectation abruptly changed his expression.

**** me…

This… This.

“Kid, today we’ll have you know what a tragic fate is.”

“Forgetful dunce, do you really think we’re to be trifled with.”

“I am the son of Prince Zhennan, my Art of Purgatory has already reached perfection. I’ll have you feel the torture of living hell.”

Lin Fan stared at this group of furious outer sect examination disciples. If it was like yesterday maybe he would have been very excited, because the harder they worked the more he benefited.

But now…

“You little bastards, since you guys are so useless I’ll have you guys experience the most terrifying martial art in the world, pain that you guys will be unable to forget for eternity…”

“Monkey Steals the Peach….”



References

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Chapter 2: Come Hit Me You Trash

Original Translation can be found at Sylver Translations.



I tried putting the inner thoughts of the MC in italics per a previous suggestion. Might or might not continue doing this.

“What did he say?”

“Garbage, he actually dared to say we’re all garbage.”

“Damnit, we are the outer sect examination disciples of the Holy Demon Sect. As long as we pass the examination we’ll be able to become disciples of the outer sect. This mere sandbag dares to speak to us like so, detestable.”

“Which one of us isn’t a dragon amongst the people and a descendant of nobility. This mere sandbag actually dares to humiliate us like so. Calm down apprentice-brothers, allow me to teach a good lesson to this ignorant fool.”

Right now this group of outer sect examination disciples were completely angered. They didn’t think that one of the lowliest people in the sect actually dared to talk against them, he was practically seeking death.

And right now after hearing this person’s words that attracted so much hatred, those sandbags also all shed tears of gratitude in their heart.

“Big Bro…”

“Boss…”

“Dad…”

……

Lin Fan stood there, watching that person who walked towards him, “Kid, you’re too presumptuous. Even though I won’t take your pathetic life, I’ll have you understand that being arrogant is not right.”

Even though these outer sect examination disciples hadn’t learned the martial arts of the Holy Demon Sect, to the average person their own strength was impressive. Even though it wasn’t at the level of cracking metal and splitting stone, they could still smash apart a tree the thickness of a bowl.

“Ah…” This outer sect disciple prepared to teach Lin Fan a good lesson let out an angry shout, his legs took stance and he attacked with full force.

“Bam…”

Lin Fan looked at this person in front of him, the corner of his lips revealed a slight smile.

“+2”

This guy really is a bit better than the guy from before, not bad, not bad.

“Well well, and you guys didn’t believe me when I called you guy’s trash. Soft and weak, can you try harder.” Lin Fan stood there, brushing his chest in contempt.

“Again…”

“Kid, don’t be too arrogant, atatatata….” Right now this outer sect examination disciple refused to believe his attacks didn’t work.

“+2”

“+2”

……

At this moment, this outer sect examination disciple’s hands were shaking. He breathed heavily and sweat was also falling drop by drop from his forehead.

“What’s wrong, can’t go on?” Lin Fan smiled looking at this guy in front of him. Not bad, not bad, gave over 100 points of experience, even though his attacks at the end were weak and powerless and didn’t add much experience, the attacks at the front were still okay.

Right now this outer sect examination disciple lifted his head looking at Lin Fan, there was some disbelief in his eyes. Is this guy made of ******* steel.

“You…” Seeing this guy before him being so arrogant, this outer sect examination disciple was overwhelmed with indignation, but he couldn’t do anything. Afterwards he roared out loud, “Apprentice-brothers, kill him…”

Lin Fan was waiting precisely for this moment, LV5 of the 《Titanium Demon Body》 had to depend on the help of these guys. Wonder exactly how many levels this 《Titanium Demon Body》 has, right now there’s already no feeling when these outer sect examination disciple’s hit me, if I were to madly level up this 《Titanium Demon Body》 to LV100 then wouldn’t I be invincible.

“Haha, come on you trash, use all of your strength.” Lin Fan laughed out loud, immediately countless fists rained down on Lin Fan’s body.

“Kid, don’t be too insolent.”

“Today we’ll have you know our power.”

…….

“+2”

“+1”

“+1”

“+0”

……..

At this time, seeing a guy who didn’t even give any more freaking experience when punching him still taking up a spot like he was actually doing something, it instantly made Lin Fan displeased.

This guy was entirely taking up the latrine but not taking a ****, afterwards Lin Fan kicked him aside while he was caught off guard and made room for other people.

Looking at the experience of the 《Titanium Demon Body》 constantly soaring up, Lin Fan’s heart was very ecstatic. Sure enough, with more people the experience also rose faster.

Seeing Lin Fan being beaten by a group of people, those sandbags in the surrounding slumped down on the ground were also extremely grateful in their heart.

“Big Bro, go in peace, we’ll definitely regularly think of you after you die.”

“Sob Sob… How come I feel like crying so much from watching, from now on you’re our Big Bro.”

……

Right now the outer sect examination disciples were vigorously beating Lin Fan, every punch was full of strength.

“Kid, who told you to be arrogant, today we’ll beat you until you beg on your knees.”

“Hmph, dare to talk against us, if we don’t teach you a good lesson today you really won’t know the immensity of heaven and earth.”

……

Right now to absorb force even better, Lin Fan lied down directly on the ground with his face facing down. Based on Lin Fan’s justification, regardless of toes or fingers, as long as he received a strong enough attack it would all be able to increase experience.

Soon… Soon.

2850/3000.

There’s still 150 points of experience, please don’t fail me.

In regards to after advancing to LV5, wonder if the attack of these guys can still add experience for the 《Titanium Demon Body》.

Originally at LV1, these outer sect examination disciples could all give me 10 points of experience with every hit. With the increase of the level, the experience also became smaller and smaller. After reaching LV4 it was just straight up increasing by 1-2 points, sometimes there was even no ******* experience. Looks like after this level rises up I’ll have to change methods.

“Holy ****… Who kicked my *******…”

“Hey, don’t go too far or else I’ll turn on you.”

****…”

“Ding… 《Titanium Demon Body》levelled up to LV5.”

“Ding, satisfied activation condition for The Strongest Upgrade System, entering adjustment mode, will fall unconscious for 24 hours.”

“5.”

“4.”

…….

“1.”

“Entering unconscious state, The Strongest Upgrade System conducting full activation mode.”

…….

At this moment Lin Fan was completely unconscious, Lin Fan was really looking forward to The Strongest Upgrade System’s features after fully activating.

Right now on the scene, the outer sect examination disciples were already dead tired. They were very angry at this sandbag who dared to provoke them, presumably he was probably already dead by now.

“Everybody stop, I think this guy’s dead.”

At this time a relatively muscular outer sect examination disciple shouted red-faced with sweat dripping down from his forehead.

“Huh, he’s not moving, I think he really is dead.”

“Even a bull probably wouldn’t be able to stand all of this.”

Right now a disciple went forward feeling for Lin Fan’s breath at his nose and immediately exclaimed, “Huh, he’s still breathing, he’s not dead.”

“Is this guy a monster, not even dead like this.”

“Hmph, it’s getting late, three days later is the outer sect examination. We still need train properly and go all out.”

“Let’s go…”

……..

When these outer sect examination disciples left the training ground, those sandbags who were hiding far away the whole time hurriedly walked over.

“Hurry up and carry Big Bro back to heal.”

“Big Bro is a true man, I Dog Balls the 2nd have never admired anyone in my life, only this Big Bro of mine.”

“What can these outer sect examination disciple’s do, they still have to attack in a group to be able to defeat Big Bro.”

“Big Bro has definitely trained the 《Titanium Demon Body》 to the third level, those prodigies of the outer sect are nothing more than so.”

“Cut the crap, hurry up and take Big Bro back.”

“Right, you’ve got to hold on Big Bro…”

……



References

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Chapter 1: Let Me Level Up

Original Translation can be found at Sylver Translations.



“Ow, by the gods, it hurts Senior Apprentice-Brother, harder, I’m almost done for.” On the training ground of the Holy Demon Sect, a youth who looked to be just 16, 17 years of age was standing there right now screaming in pain, but looking at his face of pain it revealed a trace of pleasure.

Lin Fan had a big secret, that was that he wasn’t a native of this place and instead came from Earth. It wasn’t just his soul that crossed-over but his body that also crossed-over with him.

When he first came to this mysterious world Lin Fan was ecstatic in his heart. Ever read novels? Which one of those main characters in the books weren’t super amazing, strength, status, wealth, beauties, those were all at the tip of their fingers.

With a shake of the body and releasing his ******* aura, who cared if you were the sovereign of a sect or a peerless beauty, they’d all have to obediently bow before his feet.

But right when Lin Fan’s daydream hadn’t reached the end yet, he ******* discovered that there was something wrong. He was actually the ******* sandbag in a dark sect for disciples to train. At the time when he learned this news, Lin Feng was stupefied on the spot.

Even if I was a ******* piece of trash I could tolerate it, at least no matter what I’d be the trash young master of some big clan.

But now he was a punching bag for people to train, this instantly made Lin Fan not want to say anything more and he even secretly cried in grief for a number of days.

In the first year of time arriving at this Holy Demon Sect, the pain that Lin Fan who was still stupefied experienced was also inhuman. He was even nearly beaten into a third rate good-for-nothing.

If it wasn’t that this Holy Demon Sect still had a bit of a conscience and gave the sandbags a body training manual, he probably would have already died.

《Titanium Demon Body》

When he first got this body training manual Lin Fan’s heart was filled with joy. Look at this name, such swag and dominance, if he learned this how could he not be invincible?

But only after Lin Fan himself started feeling around and practising it did he discover that this thing was ******* complete bullshit.

《Titanium Demon Body》had a total of three levels, it was a body training technique that the Holy Demon Sect’s founder casually wrote, the sandbags’ exclusive technique.

Even if it was trained to the third level, based on what’s said in the manual, achieving the Titanium Demon Body was nothing but scrap that those disciples could cut down with one swing with their weapons.

But luckily God would not disappoint those who persevered. Even God couldn’t bear to watch Lin Fan’s tragic fate and during a dark windy night, after Lin Fan had explored life with Father Sleep’s daughter in his dream, he discovered that he suddenly had a data based system.

Lin Fan studied it for a long while and didn’t find any sort of artificial intelligence mentioned in novels, he had to figure things out completely by himself.

As for this data based system, Lin Fan didn’t really understand it at the start, but afterwards he noticed that under the character data page there was the data of the《Titanium Demon Body》that he practised.

Originally after completing his daily sandbag work Lin Fan would immediately go back without any stop to eat and train. After all if he didn’t successfully cultivate the《Titanium Demon Body》, god knows when he’d be killed by someone with a heavy hit.

But now Lin Fan just waited everyday for these disciples to beat him and then went back to sleep, having that beautiful daydream of his.

After despicably yelling at that disciple who was red in the face, Lin Fan opened his character page and started taking a close look. A bit more work and the 《Titanium Demon Body》was about to advance to LV5.

As for this《Titanium Demon Body》manual saying that the peak was LV3, but he was already about to reach Lv5, what was going on?

Name: Lin Fan

Level: 1

EXP: 0

Skills:《Titanium Demon Body》LV4 (2000/3000)

…….

Looking at his own character page, Lin Feng also felt that it was a bit shabby. For a long time now his level had always been LV1. As for leveling up, it wasn’t like Lin Fan hadn’t thought of it before, but he’d never been able to find a way.

It had already been one year since arriving at this world, even though he’d never left the Holy Demon Sect before Lin Fan had still inquired about the cultivation levels of this world.

Mortal, Primordial, Divinity, Lesser Celestial, Greater Celestial….

Every stage was split into 9 levels.

Lin Fan knew that there was most likely more than these, but who told him to just be a sandbag. Being able to investigate this much was already pretty good.

“+1”

“+1”

“+1”

……..

The experience for the 《Titanium Demon Body》 slowly rose. Looking at the sect disciple before him who was already using all of his strength, Lin Fan sighed. He really was unlucky today, actually encountering such a noob disciple. Every attack could only increase 1 point of experience.

Moreover his fists were weak and powerless when hitting the body, Lin Fan was even thinking that it’d better not stop giving experience…

Sure enough, your worst fears always come true.

“+0”

“+0”

…….

Holy ****, this good-for-nothing really can’t go on anymore. He doesn’t even add experience anymore, screw this.

Lin Fan turned his head over looking at his fellow Sandbag Party comrades in the surrounding. Right now they were screaming incessantly as though they’d suffered the greatest pain in their lives.

In the Holy Demon Sect, nobody would care if the sandbags were beat to death by the disciples, they would just directly dig a hole to bury them and that was that.

“Why aren’t you screaming.” At the moment, seeing Lin Fan who was screaming incessantly before now looking around everywhere, a trace of anger immediately rose up in that disciple’s heart. When the sandbag was wailing constantly from being beaten by him, even though he was a bit tired he was also very excited and he felt that he was very amazing.

But now he was angry.

Thinking that he couldn’t waste this entire day, Lin Fan stared at the sect disciple in front of him. “Scream your mom, acting is very tiring okay? Your fists are weak and powerless like a girl’s.”

Upon hearing these words of humiliation that sect disciple’s face instantly turned red and blue, his gaze also became very furious.

Looking at the expression of this sect disciple Lin Fan laughed out loud, “Your facial expressions aren’t bad, go back and drink some more milk, it’s like you’re tickling me.”

“You… You.” This sect disciple was suddenly as though he couldn’t speak. His voice also became choked with sobs and that gaze that was originally still very aggressive suddenly changed, becoming teary.

“Wahh…. You’re bullying me, my fists aren’t weak and powerless.”

Right now Lin Fan was instantly stunned. Looking at that crying disciple who ran out of the training ground crying and his bare asscrack, Lin Fan was speechless. (TL: I have absolutely no clue… The disciple could potentially be a child wearing a sort of children’s pants where there is a hole in the backside. Apparently ‘tis a thing in China.)

As a disciple of a dark sect, how can he be so brittle.

Lin Fan shook his head and didn’t pay any more attention to this guy. Instead he had to think of a way to hurriedly increase his level.

Just LV4 of the《Titanium Demon Body》was already a bit ridiculous, wonder what LV5 would be like.

Lin Fan held his chin standing on the spot. Looking at those sect disciples furiously beating the sandbags, the corner of his lips instantly revealed a smile.

It looked like he needed to activate taunting mode.

Lin Fan gathered his breath and then roared out loud.

“Everybody stop, I have something to say…”

Lin Fan’s roar was entirely able to compete with the Lion’s Roar in novels. In Lin Fan’s opinion wasn’t it just seeing who had the loudest voice? (TL: Lion’s Roar is a very common technique in wuxia novels usually attributed to buddhist martial arts or is something everyone knows.)

Back in the day I was the exercise leader of the class, I had to have a loud voice.

Those sect disciples using the sandbags to train were all stopped by this roar.

Those sandbags that were screaming in pain looked at Lin Fan with their badly beaten faces, not knowing what this sandbag who was in the same group as them wanted to do?

Some sandbags quickly caught their breath at this moment, awaiting the next wave of attacks.

When would these kinds of days reach an end.

Supposedly if they were to train the《Titanium Demon Body》to the third level then they would be able to become disciples for the outer sect examination, the same as these outer sect examination disciples who treated them like sandbags.

But just thinking about it they felt that it was impossible. Some senior sandbags who had persevered here for a couple years had only just barely trained the 《Titanium Demon Body》 to the first level.

As for how hard the third level was, it was nearly impossible.

And at this time, when those sandbags who were still catching their breath heard Lin Fan’s following sentence, they were all dumbfounded.

“You guys don’t need to look at me with a puzzled expression. With all due respect, in my eyes everybody here is garbage…” Lin Fan held one hand behind his back, taunting those outer sect examination disciples with his finger in contempt.



References

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The Strongest System

Circle-warning.gif Note: This Project is subjected to the Cessation Policy
with the Cessation Period in immediate effect.
The Strongest System has been picked up by Qidian International: The first chapter was released on June 28, 2017
The Strongest System The Strongest System (最强的系统) is a Chinese Web Novel written by Xinfeng (新丰) and translated by Emily. It is ongoing with 610 Chapters.

Category: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Xuanhuan

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Synopsis

There is a type of person, his entire life is a legend.
There is a type of person, awesomeness overflows from his brows.
There is a type of person, his name is Lin Fan.
Everybody: “Lin Fan, I want your babies.”
A domineering life of swag and awesomeness, needs no explanation.



Episode 64 Towards the Future



「That place isn’t suitable for people to live in」

It was the first thing I heard from Jeneha. The Kurumfar territory was filled with problems.

The first problem is the salty sea breeze.

The ground still had patches of snow from the bird’s eye view. When they thought about saturating their thirst with this snow, it turned out to be salty. In other words, it wasn’t snow, it was salt. Most of the farmlands were covered by it, this region was expected to have trouble feeding itself.

The second problem is the public order.

The bandits were roaming around the territory in great numbers, they even recently attacked the neighboring port. The harpies thought about rescuing the citizens, but the bandit’s numbers exceeded one hundred. Almost like a little army. Even with Jeneha, they didn’t feel confident going against such numbers. She decided to give up on them and returned in dejection.

The third problem is the condition of the fishing industry.

When the port town is under attack, the fishermen are often killed in the process. That produces a negative impact on the industry. The Kurumfar territory won’t be able to prosper by relying on salt without agriculture and the fishing industry.

「What are the soldiers doing?」

Rico raised her voice but immediately remembered. Most of them fell during the fight with the imperial army. As a result, the security became worse and the bandits went out of control.

「They aren’t able to deter the bandits as they are now」

「We should head for the Kurumfar territory immediately!」

On the next day, I went to the imperial palace, spoke with the prime minister, and expressed my desire to head for the Kurumfar territory as soon as possible.

「I see. However, it is not appropriate for you to head out now. The amnesty is about to begin. Who can receive them apart from you? 」

In the end, he agreed to dispatch some officials to stabilize the situation, while I stayed in the capital.

Soon enough, the first batch of Rico’s vassals has been released. It consisted of 10 people who attacked my mansion previously. [1] As a matter of course, they lost their rights of succession and were banished from their respective houses. I want to the prime minister’s mansion to pick them up.

「Yo, long time no see. How have you been? 」

……Everyone simultaneously glared at me. What’s up with you guys? Are you trying to pick a fight?

「Bius! Paltan! Popia! Are you fine? Is Niz injured? Pario….lost his weight. Ah, Nokyu, Nokita, Jakun, Tsujin, and Aga are fine too! 」

「Ricolette-sama!!」

The men surrounded Rico and cried. A boy named Aga was about to jump into her chest. This chest is mine. You won’t be able to leave unscathed if you touch it! More than that, it is slightly hot here so they are all smelly. If you leave your scent on Rico, I won’t forgive you.

Noticing my glare, the bastards moved towards me.

「Could you be Ricolette-sama’s husband? My name is Bius. I guarded Ricolette-sama since my childhood」

Since his childhood, he put some emphasis on these words. Is he jealous of me?

「We are grateful to you for saving Ricolette-sama」

「Don’t thank me, thank His Majesty. Rico’s treatment together with your amnesty were all decided by His Majesty. I just followed his orders」

You could read「Rico? Don’t carelessly address Ricolette-sama like that! 」from their eyes. Well, Rico is mine, I can address her however I want.

「Well, let’s not talk while standing. You are finally free again. Let’s grab something to eat and discuss the future」

I dragged them to the nearest restaurant. I generously suggested them to order whatever they wanted, and they actually did it. Do they even know about restraint or are they trying to harm my finances?

We talked as we had a meal. Apparently, they were released earlier but were confined in the prime minister’s mansion. They were fed timely, but received no meat. Everyone is a young growing man. Everyone ordered meat and ate with a vigor. Do they really serve the princess? As for Rico, she looked at them with a grin.

「All right then, you can listen as you eat. I’m entrusted with managing the Kurumfar territory. That being said, you shouldn’t misunderstand. The official lord is Prince Viras. I’m just acting on behalf of the lord. Madam Kurumfar was yours and Rico’s tutor, right? You teacher’s territory is currently in peril. I’m going to fix it. If someone amongst you wishes to go to the Kurumfar territory, I could use your help in reconstruction. I won’t force anyone」

Everyone stopped eating and looked down.

「Is Ricolette-sama going?」

The youngest of them, Aga, asked Rico.

「Of course, I am!」

Rico gave a powerful answer. Following that, several people agreed to participate.

「I am renting the rooms for you in the inn nearby. It was prepaid for a week. Those who want to participate are to gather before Rinos’ mansion in a week. Those who do not want to participate should prioritize their own matters. I won’t blame you for that」

Rico handed every one of them a bag filled with money. In this way, she wanted to thank them for their hard work up until now and for taking care of her, the money came from the emperor’s gift for our wedding. She gave everyone about one million in Japanese yen equivalent. It was rather generous from her. Of course, they cried.

After the meal, they headed for the designated inn.

And a week after we returned to the mansion those guys arrived at our doors. Every one of them.

「We are prepared to serve Ricolette-sama for our whole lives! Please allow us to accompany you! 」

「Thank you. Thank you very much…….」

Rico cried, and the guys who saw it cried too. When I put my hand on her shoulder, she buried her faced in my chest and continued crying. The men instantly directed their bloodlust at me. After that, Mei, Peris, and Gon counterattacked with their own bloodlust until those guys were forced to avert their eyes.

Since we couldn’t leave without the prime minister’s orders, we extended their stay at the inn and ordered them to wait for further instructions. In the meantime, they prepared the equipment and food with all necessary seriousness.

Sometime after they left my mansion, a woman came to visit our mansion.

「Kuena? Isn’t it Kuena? 」

This woman was Rico’s attendant and raised her instead of her mother.

「I grew up in Kurumfar. If the princess wishes to go there, please let me accompany you」

「If you truly wish for that…….」

According to Kuena, Kurumfar used to sell salt to purchase the necessary food, due to lack of the local production. However, because of the lord’s unexpected death, the salt deals came to a stop and the territory experienced a shortage of food. The imperial army tries to help out, but their help has its limits. The territory is in need of immediate revitalization.

While we were waiting for our departure, we decided to procure the supplies. While at it, I also selected the members who will go with me to the Kurumfar territory. It was me, Rico, Gon, Ferris, ten guys, and Kuena. I will also bring 50 harpies as escorts. Jeneha is staying home. However, after we settle down to a certain extent, I plan to construct a teleport to visit this place whenever I want.

After a month, we finally received the prime minister’s permission to depart. It was nearly the summer.

In the morning, before the departure, the guys gathered before my mansion. Everyone, except for Rico and Kuena who rode in the carriage, prepared their horses. Using this preparation time, I introduced the guys to the harpies.

「A harpy! That dream wasn’t a dream after all! 」

Towards the shuddering men, I said.

「They are my subordinates, they won’t attack you. You can be at ease」

Their shuddering quickly subsided. I told the guys to head to the stables and help out with the carriage. I made a final check with Gon before our departure. After a while, a harpy arrived at my side and reported.

「Master, everything has been completed」

When I praised her for good work, she left my side.

The summer’s sunlight was dazzling. When I gazed towards the horizon, I saw air being distorted because of the heat. While feeling the approaching summer with my skin, I looked at the stables.

Inside the stables, I could see 10 men in adventurer’s outfits. I silently stood before these men.

「All right, let’s go!」

I mounted Irimo and rode for the distant horizon. Behind me were 10 men and one carriage. It was the beginning of the「Miracle of Kurumfar」.



References


  1. Do they even count as the talented people? 

Chapter 49 – The First Time Holding Hands



After the deep fryer was set up and started heated up, Tang Tang began to skillfully knead the dough. When the dough took on the form of a deep-fried breadstick, Tang Tang said to Xiao Chen: “Understand what’s going on? The process of kneading the dough isn’t difficult, you should try to learn it. The most important thing is controlling the deep-frying and I will be doing this part. We’ll put it off learning this until you’re skilled at the dough.

“Okay.” Xiao Chen was currently a Truth Cultivator, so his six senses were greatly improved. Very easily, he remembered the process Tang Tang used to knead the dough. While Tang Tang started to deep fry the first deep-fried breadstick, Xiao Chen began to knead the dough.

During the initial period of kneading the dough, Xiao Chen did his utmost to knead in accordance to Tang Tang’s method. However, after Xiao Chen kneaded a few dough balls, he actually unexpectedly discovered that he seemed to have a spiritual connection with the dough in his hand!

This kind of situation very mysterious. In short, whichever way his hand kneaded the dough ball, it was the best way of kneading. Xiao Chen was able to perceive everything that his hand did and this made him frightened enough to jump, still believing that it was just an illusion. But looking at his hands kneading the dough, Xiao Chen realized that it was plumper than how Tang Tang made it and its shape was extremely even, causing him to feel that it was very unexpected!

“Tian Lao, is this a Truth Cultivator’s ability?” Xiao Chen promptly asked after he recovered from the shock and thought of the matter of his six senses improving.

“Naturally, but this is my first time seeing someone using a Truth Cultivator’s ability to make food.” Tian Lao mockingly replied: “A Truth Cultivator is a incredibly high-end existence, how would they have spare time to make food?”

“This is something forced by life……” Xiao Chen’s face was quite thick: “Right, is that to say that I have a gift in cooking?”

“It is not that you have a gift for cooking, it’s just that you’ll be much better than an ordinary person in whatever new ability you learn. Because your six senses are powerful, you can perceive every minute change in the food and it’s the same with other things.” Tian Lao explained.

“So it was like this.” Xiao Chen didn’t feel that the matter of him cooking was in improper in any way. Instead, he was very happy. Originally, he had thought that he would take a few days to learn the skill. After all, he had never been in contact with it before, but now it seems that he made it better than Tang Tang.

“This is what you made?” Tang Tang incredulously looked at Young Master Xiao. Her eyeballs looked like they wanted to fall out: “This dough is what you kneaded? This is the breadstick that you made?”

“Yes……” Xiao Chen nodded.

“Young Master Xiao, don’t tell me that you previously also had the background of a stall vendor……” Tang Tang tossed the un-deep-fried breadstick that Xiao Chen made into the deep fryer and deep-fried the breadstick’s fullness out evenly. Tang Tang’s craftsmanship was pretty good, but it only due to practice, plus the fact that she was hardworking and had suffered hardships. Hence, she was the best-selling deep-fried breadstick stall on the early morning market street. However, when Xiao Chen’s breadstick went into the boiler, it was obviously that the number of people lining up increased!

Without him, this deep-fried breadstick wouldn’t come out too attractive. Its outward appearance was too eye-catching!

Not only that, but Xiao Chen’s making speed was also quick! This was due to Xiao Chen currently being equal to a Second Layer Inner Strength Martialist, so he had more strength than Tang Tang, greatly reducing the time needed to knead the dough. Adding his spiritual knowledge on the top of that, which allowed Xiao Chen to avoid repeating kneading the dough again due to a wrong step, his speed had an absolute dominance.

Watching Xiao Chen’s hands making a constant amount of un-deep-fried breadsticks, Tang Tang and her customers were stupefied. Wasn’t this speed a little too fast?

Xiao Chen’s speed was quick, but so was Tang Tang’s speed. After all, Tang Tang’s deep fryer was pretty large. In the past, Tang Tang was usually both kneading and deep frying the deep-fried breadsticks alone, so her speed naturally slow. But today, with Xiao Chen here kneading the dough and her deep-frying breadsticks, the speed naturally went up. However, even so, their supply didn’t meet the demand!

Today’s deep-fried breadstick being particularly good was actually real, but the marketplace often had this kind of phenomenon. That was, the more people gathered around a vendor stand, the more people would increase. Everyone likes to get in on the action, so when they see people line up for something, they would go over to see the outcome!

This was one of the reasons why there was a long queue at Tang Tang’s stall!

Tang Tang had held the idea that even if Xiao Chen wasn’t able to help, she would still give Xiao Chen his part of the profit. But now it seems that pulling Xiao Chen to become her partner was truly a wise action!

In just a little while, the number of deep-fried breadsticks that she would sell on an ordinary morning was completely sold out! It was just that the deep-fried breadsticks dough required yeast and Tang Tang didn’t make a lot of dough yesterday. Thus, this caused the yeast dough to be sold out very quickly, but the customers still lining up!

Upon seeing so much people line up, Tang Tang promptly cupped her hands and said: “Sorry everyone, the dough has all been used up. I will prepare some more tomorrow. Everyone that hasn’t bought anything yet can come again tomorrow!”

When these people saw that Tang Tang’s breakfast stall had sold out, although they were unwilling, they still went to other breakfast-selling vendors. Meanwhile, Tang Tang and Xiao Chen were already starting to put away the stall.

“Right, Young Master Xiao, it truly can’t be seen that you have this kind of gift.” Tang Tang was both startled and delighted. Every previous morning, she usually wouldn’t sell out all the yeast dough. The leftovers, besides using it to give Xiao Chen and Deng Xiaokun breakfast, would be put in her storing vehicle and the equipment at the nearby grocery store auntie. However, she didn’t expect that when it just hit six o’clock today, everything would be sold out.

“What I just learned was just sold. So, how much money was made?” Xiao Chen asked.

“Apart from the cost, there is a profit of 200; today is the day with the most profits. In the past, getting 150 would be good enough!” Tang Tang’s face was full of dangerous contentment. Seeing her appearance, it did not seem to have any resemblance to her former ‘BaiFuMei’1 self at all.

“Haha, still pretty good.” Xiao Chen also wasn’t the former Young Master Xiao. Towards making profit off of this, he was happy. He knew that worrying about some things would not be of any use. Being able to make some profit is still profit and being anxious was useless.

Xiao Chen helped Tang Tang ride the tricycle, with her sitting on the vehicle’s back. There was actually the feeling of being those street married couples, a married couple combo that would do a small business. The husband in the front pedalling, the wife sitting on the back. Both going to set up a stall, then putting away the stall together.

The grocery store auntie had just opened business when Tang Tang arrived at the grocery store that she would usually store her tricycle and equipment. Upon seeing Tang Tang, the grocery store auntie smiled and welcomed her in: “Tang Tang, how come you’re done with work so early today?”

“There is another person today, causing the selling became a bit quicker, so I sold out at six o’clock.” Tang Tang pointed at Xiao Chen and said: “But there is no surplus auntie, there is no remaining dough to give to you.”

“Hehe, that’s all right, this old woman is only one person. I am poor and alone, so I don’t need to each much. If you give me some dough, I will steam a steamed bun to eat. If you don’t give me, I can eat something else. My grocery store earns enough money to use.” The auntie waved her hand and said with a smile: “You earning a little more money makes this auntie happy. Whenever I saw you, a lone girl, set up a stall first thing in the morning, auntie had heartache. But now, it’s fine because you have a boyfriend that can help you!”

“Ah……he……” Tang Tang this girl was rarely shy when the auntie talked, but just as she wanted to explain, the auntie continued to talk.

“Young man, Tang Tang is a good girl. Don’t look the fatness of a person, but their honesty, whether they are worth living with and if they can bear hardships!” The auntie turned her head towards Xiao Chen and said sincerely: “She isn’t like those gold diggers in society that look good, but are looking for local tyrants to be friends with all day long and searching for a ‘GaoFuShuai’ boyfriend. How could that be someone to live out one’s life with?”

When Xiao Chen heard the auntie’s words, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. In addition, he didn’t expect this auntie to be so modern. Whichever local tyrant or ‘GaoFuShuai’, she would all know, indeed fashionable. Xiao Chen intended to explain but was afraid that once the words came out, Tang Tang’s self-respect wouldn’t be able to bear it. Thus, he just nodded and said: “Auntie, I know……”

“I am just an old woman chattering away. Okay! You guys need to go to school, right? I won’t delay you, you guys should hurry up and go!” The auntie said as she waved her hands at Xiao Chen and Tang Tang.

The two of them bid goodbye to the auntie and left the grocery store. Only then did Tang Tang say: “Xiao Chen, auntie, this person, likes to chatter a lot. You don’t need to take it seriously.”

“No problem, aren’t the two of us buddies? It doesn’t matter.” Xiao Chen said with a laugh.

“That’s true, I was actually being pretentious. Let’s go to school.” Tang Tang glanced at Xiao Chen and asked: “Do you take the bus?”

“Do you normally take the bus?” Xiao Chen questioned back.

“The distance from here to the school is only 1 bus stop. It isn’t too far away, so I always walk.” Tang Tang replied: “Seeing that you’re an ‘11 way’ enthusiast, I will accompany you walking.”

“Eleven way?” Xiao Chen was a bit confused.

“The two 1’s represent two legs, so it is the ‘11 way’2!” Tang Tang said with a smile: “Have you never heard of this?”

“This analogy is quite high-end. Indeed, this my first time hearing this.” Xiao Chen previously would either drive or have a driver drive him to school, so he truly had not heard of ‘11 way’.

The two people walked to school together and the time was early morning. It was only when they just entered the school gate that Tang Tang abruptly stopped in her steps: “Ya! I forgot to leave you some breakfast. You seem to not have eaten yet right?”

“Haven’t you also not eaten?” Xiao Chen indeed had not eaten. With that many people lining up, he was embarrassed to leave himself a share.

“I am losing weight right now, but with your appetite, if you don’t eating, wouldn’t you starve by noon?” Tang Tang said as she looked at Xiao Chen: “I’ll go and buy you some steamed buns to eat.”

“No need, I’m not too hungry today.” Xiao Chen had discovered that when he didn’t cultivate, his food requirement wouldn’t be as intense. He didn’t cultivate yesterday, so at this moment his hunger wasn’t unbearable. Because he was busy for only one morning, it was normal for his stomach to be a bit empty.

“How about we be luxurious for once. Let’s buy a bread and milk and some western food!” When Tang Tang thought about today’s profit, she became a bit happy. Thus she teased Xiao Chen and didn’t wait for him to open his mouth. Instead, she pulled on Xiao Chen’s hand and ran towards the small supermarket near the school.

Xiao Chen was slightly distracted. Actually with his strength, he could easily break free, but probably because the one pulling him along was Tang Tang, he didn’t guard against it. If it were some other schoolgirl pulling his hand and running along, Xiao Chen would probably not adapt as quickly.

Although he had previously been a dandy young master, that was just his outside appearance, something that was nothing more than a facade for survival. When had he ever held hands with a girl before?



References


  1. TLN: For males, it would be ‘GaoFuShuai’ in Chinese, which literally translates out to ‘Tall, Rich, Handsome’, describing the perfect man. In this case, ‘BaiFuMei’ describes the perfect woman, which is ‘White, Rich, Beautiful’. For males, the literal translation basically describes everything, but for females, the ‘Bai(White)’ part refers to having lighter skin. 
  2. TLN: 11 way is the literal translation. What it means is ‘going by foot’. This is because the two 1’s represent legs, so if we change 11 with legs, it becomes ‘legs way’ or ‘going by foot’. Also, Tang Tang says ‘11’ while Xiao Chen says the Chinese for 11, which is ‘十一’. 

Chapter 3 Kurumfar Arc





[Vol.2] Chapter 24 – Calm



Although I never regretted not having any long ranged attacks but this time I was made aware of the usefulness of them.
Techniques which didn’t belong to fist techniques– I avoided them, but in situations such as this, I’d like to also have techniques such as that.

While Sonia is warped in this soft breeze, I will reveal all my cards.
Sonia probably won’t make the first move with this.
If I were in her position, I definitely wouldn’t. If the technique is broken before it could hit then one wouldn’t see the need to counter.
If I was able to use long-ranged attacks I would be able to restrain her from outside but……asking for things I don’t have is useless, huh?
I have to somehow find a way to break that wind fortress.

“Fufu……What’s the matter? Not coming?”

Sonia’s lips curved into a beautiful smile as if she was able to read my thoughts.
Good grief, what a sadistic girl. Still, I couldn’t feel any malice from her — Is that what one would call innocence, is what I thought.

Cold sweat was gathering on my forehead. As I was in midst of this wind this coldness is probably real and not just a feeling.
If that’s the case I’d honestly want to move out of this wind but if I did that this would certainly give Sonia an opportunity.
That girl’s reaction speed is unusually sharp. If a troublesome person uses this bothersome technique I can’t lay a hand on them.

“Yes, as expected of Slava-kun. It’s good to be cautious.”

Immediate withdrawal is a bad plan. I didn’t move an inch so as to not give out any information, then Sonia calmly started to walk — as if this was an everyday occurrence.

Oh ****, I thought.
This distance of approximately two metors is certainly unpleasant for me who is primarily in the proximity.
Normally if Sonia approached me like this I’d be rather grateful.

But in this situation it was different.
This magic mystifies every attack which should have been straight forward.
To Sonia who was excellent in quick firing skills this space was like her backyard, it was easy for her to advance.
I couldn’t do anything but watch Sonia slowly approaching.

Eventually the distance of 2 metors shrunk to just one metor — if she extended her arm she would have been able to touch me

“Hey there, long time no see”

Then we were so close to each other that we could hear the softest whisper.
……How utterly sadistic.
The me who is a martial artist is screaming inside me to hit in my opponents face, even now. But if I obeyed that voice nothing but plain ruin would have been waiting for me.

“Oh my, you’re still not coming? — If that’s the case I’ll come at you without reservation”

However– Sonia who had an overwhelming advantage couldn’t turn away from this place either.
Sonia slowly raised her palm which seemed like nothing at first glance then she hit my cheek with it and shook it.

“……!”

For arguments sake, it doesn’t really matter if I receive this blow at that point as it was aimed to cause pain rather than damage.
Still, that open-handed slap had so much power behind it that one couldn’t ignore it and try to receive it without guarding.

Thus, I defensively raised my hand and received the slap.
Is that what one would call the reflex of a martial artist who imprinted this into his very being after 100 years? Even though I know in my head that this was a bad move — I still chose to defend.
Usually this wouldn’t be such a bad move because in the Shijima style, which excels in countering, it would both serve as defence and attack at the same time, the best move one could make.
But this all changes when dealing with that girl.
At that moment I certainly heard for an instant.

“– I waited, you know?”

The whisper of an innocent spider waiting for its prey.
The hand which deployed this slap which should have contained great power was now fluttering –her other hand was also being idle overflowing with wind magic.
She seemed like beauty who got stood up. She cancelled her slap as if having lost interest, instead she hammered a palm strike warped in wind magic into my abdomen.

“Guh, fu……!”

Wind power pierced into me from her palm strike to my abdomen.
The shock of that tornado exploding inside of me disturbed my internal organs.
That explosive magic power turns into a storm and throws me, who is as light as a child, up.

I somehow was able to rebuild my posture in mid-air while feeling nauseous from the shock which felt like I was directly hit by a blunt object different from the time before which felt like being swept away by the wind.
──However, Sonia already ran to the place where I estimated I would land.
Damnit, just when I thought she’s done with sending me off she’s already on her way to welcome me again, what devotion……!

This time it’s Sonia who is chasing me with clenched fists.
Her hidden magical power is high. It’s enough to strip one of one’s consciousness in one blow if it’s a clean hit.
As expected, while feeling the bitterness of being handicapped there’s no other way but prepare to receive one of the most powerful attacks which was ever approaching — But, as I thought, this blow mustn’t hit me.
For an instant I watched that stopped fist with round eyes, being cautious of the next attack.
Then I caught her right leg moving out of the edge of my sight.
I can’t afford to also defend against that. Although a large swing is certainly powerful but it also gives one the best chance to use countering techniques on it–
Therefore it is nothing to be shaken by, I reflexively assume a defensive posture before I again felt a wind palm heel strike piercing through my abdomen.

“Bu, gafu!”

My body is attacked by strong nausea and this floating feeling again.
This one seemed weaker than the one before because she probably focused more on speed. While being exposed to the air pressure I felt even stronger nausea than before because I was hit on the same place again.

“Haa, haa……That’s some extremely evil magic”
“I’ll take that as a compliment”

Because of this continued display of unreasonableness I unintentionally cursed.
──Oh yeah, in battle, cursing is unmistakably seen as a compliment.
Sonia who wore a pleasant smile started to laugh.
Now that I experienced it on my body I can say, what dubious magic. Even though I say so myself, I had confidence in being able to read her attack, but I can’t understand it at all.

……Speaking of which, Sonia was doing something that feels like rock, paper, scissors since some time.
What’s more, it’s like when one doesn’t immediately show one’s hand after having said “Rock, paper, scissors” and calmly waits for the other party to show their hand first, extremely vicious.
To just wait and see and aim this simple yet powerful blow she had to predict if the other party was going to defend and resist it or dodge it, to do that — she must have somehow read the movements of my muscles and magical power of which I didn’t have any conscious control over and found a place to hit me. To Sonia, using her “Aroma Vibration”, my insides are like the back of her hand. She carefully looks at one’s movements, feels them as confirmation and responds to these pieces of information correctly later on.
It sounds easy if one puts it that way but it takes reaction speed far exceeding common sense and the imagination and hard training to grasp the situation by just feeling the wind.
But even considering that, this is foul play. Erasing the factor of being able to read the attacks from battle — Certainly, a successful feint, is, as one might expect, a feint that confuses the other party.

But because of that–

“……Amazing. To be able to laugh in a situation like this, truly”

I can’t help but laugh.
Well, it’s like, this world is rather vast, isn’t it? To unexpectedly meet such a powerful person right from the start. What a shame that I died before meeting her.
I can’t help but be happy that I got to meet her with this light body.
This can’t be anything but fun, more than anything.

“What, aren’t you the same? I see a smile forming under that mask”
“Fufun, I’m also a martial artist, after all. It’s my first time meeting someone as tough and fast as you. That tingling feeling that if I relax just for a moment I’ll be overtaken, it’s unbearable.”

It seems like Sonia is the same as me — We faced each other with a smile and let out a hearty laugh.
The one with the title of the strongest is a sinful guy for he attracts beautiful women just like Sonia.
But even such a pretty girl has such an unyielding attitude, martial artists are a lost cause after all.

“We think alike, don’t we? Absolutely not wanting to give up this match. Now, the talk’s over. Show me — What will Salva-kun do about this wind armour?”

Sonia’s body starts to shine faintly and a soft breeze wraps around my body.
Did the range of “Aroma vibration” get larger? Looks like she wants to decide the match with this.
……I absolutely don’t want to lose though. This thought isn’t uncommon in fighters.
Therefore it’s commonplace for such obstinate people to confront each other like this.

But only one can be the victor.
Certainly, I can’t deal with this magic through ordinary means. But I’m not that obedient to just give up because I’m told to.

–This magic called “Aroma Vibration” is excellent, except its use is limited to Sonia.
Grasping the things within range, breaking down the information with her exceptional reaction speed, calculating the weak point in the other party’s defence and attack.
Reading the other party’s attack isn’t necessary for Sonia to choose the most suitable attack.
If that’s the case then attacking from here would be nothing but a bad move. Compared to the defenceless exposure when choosing to counter the attack, if I launch an attack from here it just would give Sonia a chance to counter. Then, if I use feints — they would get seen through by Sonia as soon as I’m in range. It’s like I handed her all my cards, that’s how it seems.

Well then, I’m beaten.
What’s with this, isn’t this unbeatable?
Sealing of the reading of attacks from battle is just like a fairy tale and she dared to turn it into reality with this.

……Then there’s no way to attack, that can’t be.
I myself think this is stupid but I’m not entirely sure about this battle anymore — For the time being, I’ve got two plans I could use to break out of this situation.

However, I’m not exactly willing to carry out one of those.
If you’d ask me for a reason, it’s pretty hard to explain.
But if I had to answer it would be — I just don’t like this technique. That’s it.

To be honest, the plan I thought of is crafty as well as dirty.
What’s more, before Sonia who covered her face with a mask and takes pride in her abilities as a “Sky gazer” this technique is especially dirty.
To put it simply, one of the techniques is something like a “smoke screen”.
I’d let my magical power blow up instantly, creating a storm which would swallow Aroma Vibration’s winds resulting in cheating her magic perception with this enormous magic power. It’s a trick — that would enable me to bring her down in no time.
This technique, without using a spell, takes enormous amounts of magical power out of any common sense. But I’d be able to do it. With that, I’m confident I would be able to defeat Sonia in a single blow.
–Tricks are certainly part of this plan. Thus, faced with this, Sonia won’t be able to retaliate.
However, as I said before, I have no intentions of using it.

Achieving victory against such a great beauty through tricks? How meaningless.
Therefore, the last plan is–

“The Surging Wave stance? You’re plotting something, isn’t that right?”

Being fair and square. Simply that.
My other acceptable option is — preparing for an honourable defeat.
On one hand, this “plan” doesn’t seem like me but on the other hand, I was able to choose it because it’s me.

To Sonia’s excited voice, I twist my mouth into a smile.
I wanted to do it outside of Aroma Vibration’s range but it can’t be helped.

Seeing my smile Sonia chuckled a little, she heightened her concentration to clearly grasp the situation.
Judging by her stance she realised I would launch an attack.
And this exchange — will probably be the last as well.

I heightened my concentration and raised my magical power.
This other method I chose. Normally, this would be a bad plan, without a doubt.
In other words──

“……! What tremendous magical power……It’s the first time I’ve seen so much”

A sure-kill hit outside of her perception. The so-called — Bulldozer.
Like a dam which manipulates the flow of a stream, This Surging Waves technique with the power to swallow up everything is able to alter the terrain.
The me who always absorbed and manipulated my opponent’s power, longing for that power, devised this technique if you can even call it a technique.

──Anyone using the Shijima style is obliged to learn healing magic.
Only for that reason I’m also able to use healing magic.
If you enhance your body with magical power your strength will rise. However, like a paper balloon filling up, the body can’t endure infinite amounts of magical power and will start to collapse if it’s too much.
This technique pushes that limit and to prevent the body’s physical collapse through healing magic. It’s that simple of a technique.

“–Idiot, have you gone mad?……No, you can’t be sane. I thought otherwise, but it turns out you’re just a great fool”

That’s right, this technique is only something a fool would use.
The state of pushing one’s body beyond its limit and healing it again and again feels just like torture of continuously getting cut down.
Though I’m laughing like this right now but there’s actually sweat flowing down the side of my face.
My muscles are struck by a similar cutting pain. This process repeats again and again.
Well, though it’s been a long time since I last used it but it’s more painful than I expected it to be. If I don’t hurry up this might be bad.

“What’s, the matter, now? Us martial artists, are all great fools”

I clench my fist near my waist and show my will to attack.
Sonia didn’t say anything anymore. She just strengthened her senses awaiting this blow.

Silence fell over us.
For just an instant it seemed like the whole world grew silent, there was just a soft breeze — and a fire lit inside my body.



References

  1. N/a

Episode 63 Employment with Conditions



Disregarding the issue with the arm pillow, we ended up having a meal first.

Today’s menu consisted of the fried rice, tempura, and tamagoyaki. And for dessert, I brought out my masterpiece of a pudding.

「T-Tasty! It is the first time I ate something so delicious. Lars wasn’t lying! 」

Ferris had a bigger appetite than I anticipated. She didn’t eat anything since she left her mountains, the mountain of rice disappeared in no time. At this pace, she would finish everything, so I ended up making karaage.

She wasn’t satisfied even after finishing the dessert. She was finally full after I brought out 20 portions of ohagi from my infinite storage.

After the meal, I managed to ask her about Lars. The Crybaby was as always, but he did work hard in his own way. He hunted on his own initiative, it was expected from him to become an accomplished warrior. When it is time for his journey, I would be nice to meet him once.

Apparently, Ferris heard about us from Lars on the daily basis. We were together for just one week, but the events became increasingly exaggerated as they came out of his mouth. Coupled with Ferris’ delusions and convenient interpretation, my image turned into something close to a god.

Today, I had her stay in Peris’ room. When she saw me preparing a bath, her eyes glittered.

「This bath is really great. Let’s go in together later」

After I saw Peris acting as a big sister, I decided to leave everything to her.

I distanced myself from them and entered the bath.

「What should I do with Ferris?」

「Didn’t husband already decide?」

「Un, she is Lars’ big sister, I can’t just disregard her」

「However, with her appetite, Peris-san and Rico-sama might be in trouble」

「Un. Should I teach her how to cook? 」

「That might be the best choice」[1]

When we left the bath, Gon came into our room. It is rare for him to visit in the night.

「Depending on the circumstances, this dragon girl, Ferris might be quite useful to us」

「Oh, we discussed it just a while ago. Are you talking about her appetite? I’m thinking about making her cook for herself. Also, we might ask her to hunt too」

「There is something more important than this. With her, we can secure a safe passage through the Juka Mountain Range」

「I see!」

I didn’t try to return to the Juka Kingdom simply because I couldn’t. It is a matter of the distance from the Hideta Empire. It takes about two months to circle around the Juka Mountain Range and reach the Juka Kingdom. The round trip would take 4 months. I can’t leave my mansion for that long and the prime minister won’t be happy either. However, if you go through the Juka Mountain Range it would only take a few days. With Irimo, I could arrive in two days. The difference is substantial.

We decided to postpone it to the morning and climbed on the bed.

However, Rico’s behavior was unusual since a while ago. She didn’t say a word. Maybe because she understood the reason, Mei quietly returned to her room.

「…..Rico? 」

「…..」

「Rico-chan? Do you want the arm pillow? 」

「…..」

She turned her back to me and didn’t speak. I put my arm under her neck and gave her the arm pillow. Following that, Rico turned around to face me.

「Why did you let that dragon girl stay in the mansion?」

「Are you against it?」

「Somehow, I can’t forgive her. She assumed such an impudent attitude. She ate everything and troubled you, even though it was our first meeting」

「She is still a kid, can’t help it」

「Besides, why did she ask for the arm pillow………」 [2]

「Ah, when I was on my way to deliver her little brother home, I let him do it」

「Did you do it to someone else besides me?」

「To the small male dragon that is. He didn’t fall asleep otherwise. It is only Rico and Mei amongst the women」

「Leaving this little girl in the mansion……ah」

I silently embraced her and stole her lips.

「Fuh, hah, hah, I, I………」

「I know. My arm pillow is only for Rico. Or you still aren’t satisfied? 」

「Then…..all right」

「Thanks, Rico」

Teary-eyed, red-faced Rico was truly beautiful. I embraced Rico once again.

In the morning, when I entered the dining room, Ferris was already there waiting for me. Peris was skillfully preparing breakfast and Rico went to help her out. Mei seemed to be taking care of Irimo. Gon and I sat before Ferris. Following that, Ferris stood up

「I’m sorry for my rude behavior yesterday. I will do anything to be useful, please let me stay here」

and lowered her head.

「All right. You can sit. In this house「If a person doesn’t work, he doesn’t eat」. Therefore, those who can do nothing can’t stay here. I have two conditions you have to agree to before you can stay」

Ferris swallowed with a sound.

「First condition, I want you to help Rico and Peris when you are here. In other words, I want you to learn how to cook. If you want to eat more, you have to hunt for ingredients in the forest. Since I left the hunting to the harpies, you can just cooperate with them. This is about it for the first condition. The second one, it would be fine even if you can’t achieve this. Can you somehow arrange a safe passage through the Juka Mountain Range? That place is the dragon’s den, they will attack if you approach carelessly. Can you arrange the passage at least through the lands of your own tribe? This is the second condition」

Ferris stared at my face and nodded.

「I’m good at hunting. That’s why I left on a journey in the first place. Besides, it should be fine with the passage too. No one would touch us as long as you bring me with you」

「All right, I understand. You can stay here for as long as you want! 」

「T-Thank you very mush ~uuueeeee」

She started crying. She does indeed resemble her brother.

「Everyone, please gather! This is our new friend from now on, Ferris. Take care of her, everyone!」

「Best regards」
「Best regards」
「Best regards」
「Best regards」

「Ev, evirione, besd regars ~uuuu」

Ferris greeted everyone through her tears. Yet, she still devoured breakfast in a moment.

「All right, I’m off to work. Let’s throw a welcoming party for Ferris tonight. I will shop for ingredients in the capital」

「Please buy some sugar!」
「Buy fish today. Also, kelps, squids, and prawns would be nice too」
「We are almost out of bittern too」

「All right, I will try to close the store sooner. Mei, let’s go」

Mei and I mounted Irimo.

Today, after I finished a few of the orders right after the opening, I didn’t have anything else to do in the store. We decided to use this opportunity to make a cake.

I took out the harpies’ eggs, sugar butter, and bought the strawberries from the market. In the process, I failed to adjust the heat and nearly burned everything, but, nonetheless, it was a success.

Today’s dinner ended up being quite grand. Everyone smacked their lips seeing the amount of meat, fish, and salads. It seems that Ferris went out to hunt while I was away and brought 8 cow-like monsters home. Gon worked hard to dismantle them all, their meat was truly delicious.

As for dessert, I brought out our masterpiece of a cake. It was a gigantic cake with a lot of strawberries on top. Everyone ate with a gusto. That taste of the harpies’ eggs was truly delicious, it had a nice touch to it. When I asked later, I learned that the harpies’ eggs are considered luxury goods and even royalty rarely has a chance to taste them. No wonder.

Regarding Ferris’ room, I delegated her a room next to Peris’. This was the room that I used previously. It seems that she spends most of her time in the human form as a part of her training. With that as it is, we couldn’t let her wear the same clothes every day, so on the next day, we went on a shopping spree to buy some new clothes, armor and weapons for hunting, and daily necessities.

In the first place, her baggage was mostly filled with food and little to no personal things. I wonder what she would have done if she didn’t find me. It took us several days of shopping to completely arrange her room.

A week after Ferris’ arrival, our life has finally calmed down. And as if aiming for that time, Jeneha came back. I received a shock after hearing her report.



References


  1. He probably entered inside with Rico and Merias. 
  2. Sounds like 80% of the reason. 

Episode 61 A Lot of Things to Be Surprised About



I noticed the abnormality in the morning.

The harpies delivered their eggs as usual. Usually, Peris or Gon was in charge of accepting them, but that day, Rico was coincidentally in the garden.

「Pyipipipi」

「Ara, did you bring some eggs? Thanks」

「Pyipipyi」

「Hee~ Did you bring it by yourself? How great of you」

「…….Rico can converse with the harpies?? 」

「No, I can just vaguely understand what they mean」

She didn’t understand them at all a while ago. I hurriedly activated my appraisal skill.

Hideta Shua Ricolette (Princess, 23 years old) LV32
HP: 69
MP: 188
Water Magic LV2
Pole Arts LV2
MP Recovery LV3
Education LV4 [1] Etiquette LV4

Education and Etiquette skills have leveled up. Above that, her level also increased substantially. What is happening?

For now, let’s examine Gon, Jeneha, Irimo, and Peris. Although they increased their skills in some areas, it wasn’t as exaggerated. Finally, I appraised Merias.

Merias (Slave Sage, 17 years old) LV47
HP: 141
MP: 375
Alchemy LV4
Blacksmith LV4
Pharmacist LV4
MP Recovery LV3
Education LV4
Etiquette LV1

Self-loathing

Her skills have risen as a whole! Did she compress about 20 years’ worth of training into one year? What is going on?

「Maybe, they increased because of your ties as a husband and a wife. Most likely, it is an effect of divine protection」

I immediately departed to see Ohi-sama. Of course, I brought a lot of offering with me.

「You didn’t know? The owner of divine protection skill can passively increase the skills of his marriage partner. Of course, it is only applicable to high-level divine protection. It may show some other effects except increasing the skill level too」

「In other words, the more you do it the more the skills would increase?」 [2]

「No, it should work only during the first time. Because of this characteristic of divine protection, I advise you to be careful in your relationships. If you start spreading skill in every direction, you may become confused. This mistress summons every member of our tribe to check their condition once every three years」

Really. For me to raise the skill of my partners…….It shouldn’t be made public.

Thanks to her increased skills, Merias’ research is progressing well. Apparently, new ideas kept popping inside her head one after another. Because of that, she used all of her free time to shut herself in her workshop.

During this period, she successfully completed the sheath for the Holy Sword. Who would have expected, when the sword is in the sheath, it automatically removes the stains and fixes the nicks, with it, the sword would always be in a perfect condition. Elated, I immediately embraced her.

As Rico’s education rose, she became able to occasionally converse with Jeneha and Peris. I was interested in the content of their conversation, but the result made me flabbergasted. She made the soy sauce. The soy sauce that was well-suited to my tofu. As a result, our menu increased dramatically. Of course, Rico was embraced by me too.

The mourning period for the late emperor has ended and it about time for His Highness Hito to receive the crown. I and one additional person of my choice were invited to attend the ceremony. I put on the unfamiliar clothes and attended the ceremony together with Rico.

Rico in her dress was especially breathtaking. The passing nobles always turned to look back. 「Who is this lady?」「Ricolette-sama」「Eh!?」I could hear such conversations from all sides, as a husband, I became slightly proud.

She stayed most of her life in the palace, yet her dress was exquisite. I was sure that she didn’t lift anything heavier that the chopsticks due to her princess status, but she was easily able to make her own dress, she was indeed good at sewing. She was influenced by the late tutor, Madam Kurumfar. Kurumfar educated her in a way that she would be able to do anything by herself. Her unrestrained heart was also cultivated in that place.

When the ceremony was over, we were summoned by the new emperor.

「First things first, relax」

「As expected of the coronation ceremony, it was splendid」

「Well, I need to put up an appearance. Can’t help it」

「Is this how it works?」

「Still, Ricolette sure has changed」

「Maybe……because I married? 」

「Umu. That might be true. It seems that your marriage wasn’t a mistake. Do you want to thank me for my discerning eyes? 」

「I guess I should」

The two laughed. After a while, His Majesty assumed a serious expression.

「All right then, you were summoned here to discuss the matter of Ricolette’s retainers」

Since the rebellion of the yesteryear, Ricolette’s servants and retainers have been stripped of their power. Needless to say about those, who have been directly involved in the rebellion, those, who have been suspected to be involved in the rebellion, were either jailed or confined in their homes.

「I didn’t consult with the prime minister yet, but I’m thinking about giving the amnesty to the participants of the rebellion of the yesteryear」

「Elder brother…….will you be fine with this? 」

「The instigator of the rebellion, count Kurumfar, is already dead. Most of those, who have been directly involved, were cut down together with him. I do not wish to shed any more blood, spilling the blood right after the coronation will leave a bad aftertaste. The captured people aren’t that influential, while also highly competent. Ricolette reminded me that the current empire wastes too many of its talents. Instead of executing them, we should make use of them」

「However, Your Majesty, does that mean that you found a suitable task for them?」

「That’s exactly right. I’m thinking of leaving the territory of the late count Kurumfar in your care」

「Isn’t it…….impossible? I’m a member of the Juka Kingdom」

「No, officially, my younger brother Viras would be the one in charge. I want you to give them an opportunity to spread their wings in the Kurumfar territory. In the first place, that territory isn’t very prosperous. After all, there is a monster’s forest nearby. Well, it is close to the sea so you can receive some profit from the salt」

「Where is this territory exactly?」

「Northwest from the capital, right across Kazamu Lake」

「If you proceed east through the woods from our mansion, you can eventually reach it」

「How far is it?」

「About one day on the horse, if you start in the imperial capital. It is two days at the longest from our mansion, if you go at full speed, you can reach in one day」

「Un, I’m not that elated about being something as troublesome as a lord. though」

「Please, Rinos. I knew those people for the most of my life, they are like comrades to me. Please, save them」

「At first, it would be fine to leave the troublesome matters to the prime minister. Officially, this territory belongs to the imperial family. Do as you see fit. If you can make something out of this territory and contribute to the empire, it would be fine, if you can’t, it would be fine too. Infusing people’s minds with the ideas that can instigate another rebellion would be rather problematic. Well, I shouldn’t be concerned about it if it’s Rinos-dono」

「I’m not so sure」

「No, you tamed my little sister to such an extent. Winning over the population should be easy for you」

「Is this how it works?」

「Well, the amnesty will be announced at a later date. Most likely, somewhere around the summer. Take your time to think things through until then」

Think it through, he said, but he is still the emperor. The fact that he consulted with the prime minister prior to this meeting had already made this close to an order. And I, as an honorary marquis, don’t have the right to refuse such an order.

For now, we decided to leave the room and visit the prime minister to go through the details. The prime minister cried

「My workload would increase once more……」

while holding his head. I could refuse, but it would delegate all the work to the prime minister, please spare me from that, the prime minister almost begged me.

After staying for the night in a high-class hotel, we returned to our mansion. On the way, something black passed above us as we were flying on Irimo. My map didn’t display anything out of the norm, so it didn’t seem to be an enemy.

What I didn’t notice, was the fact that this black entity muttered as it was looking at us.

「Ufufu, found you, I have finally found you」

The glowing red eyes gazed at us from the sky.



References


  1.  Changed Liberal Arts to Education. 
  2. F**k your way to the top! 

Episode 62 Please Answer About Your Motivation and Self-PR



Once I returned to the mansion, I told everyone about the emperor’s suggestion.

Everyone’s expressions turned weird. Everyone was worried whether their current lifestyle would have to change in the future. Even I want to maintain our current lifestyle. Besides, no one could predict what Rico’s retainers would do, once they obtain their freedom. But more than this, Rico would be sad. I want to avoid this if I can.

However, since we don’t even know the details about the territory, there is no point in discussing it any further. However, an unexpected person accepted the burden, it was Jeneha.

She suggested leaving the matter of questioning the monsters in the woods and scouting the territory to the harpies. She will also participate herself.

「It is about time for the young ones to have a field training, might as well」

The harpies agreed to this proposal and Jeneha, together with the selected harpies, departed to explore the territory for one week.

「I caused you some trouble. I didn’t expect for Jeneha to volunteer」

「It should work out if it’s Jeneha」

I talked about the future with Rico and Merias as the three of us entered the bath. We used it separately at first, but Rico went out of control in her attempts to stick to me. I didn’t want to leave Merias out, so I occasionally bathed with her too, but lately, Rico intruded even during those times. After that, it became normal for us to bathe at the same time.

Merias’ and Rico’s size wasn’t quite comparable, but I was very happy inside. A beautiful girl and a beautiful woman, a big chest and a flat chest. A sight for the sore eyes. [1]

As a matter of course, I washed them myself. Rico’s skin was surprisingly fine and delicate, while Merias’ skin is clear too, the texture of her wool is still the best. In return, the two washed my every nook and cranny so the bath time was the most enjoyable time of the day for me.

I was thinking about Jeneha and her harpies as I entered the bath. The possibility of them losing to someone in the forest was close to zero. But it they are spotted in the Kurumfar territory, people might form the subjugation corps to deal with them. That’s why I decided to cast a barrier that granted a certain degree of invisibility on them.

In the morning, before their departure, I cast this barrier. Jeneha and another 10 harpies departed as they expressed their gratitude.

On the same day, close to the evening, my map displayed a presence. It was yellow, so it approached the mansion while being cautious. The number of presences was one. It looked human, but apparently, it was a monster in the human form. This fake human cautiously approached the mansion. When I was thinking about asking the harpies to scout, this fake human increased his speed and headed straight for the mansion. For now, I told everyone about the monster visitor and asked everyone to stay alerted.

After a while, it reached the entrance, opened the gates without saying anything, and started searching for something. It reached the building and curiously looked around. And when it finally opened the door to our dining room, I saw its appearance.

It was a girl of 12~13 years old.

The girl muttered「Black hair…..」as she looked at me and then smiled.

「Are you Rinos-san?」

「I am, so what?」

「I came here to live with you」

「!!!!!!」

Rico released a slight bloodthirst. Merias completely spaced out. Let’s calm down first, you two.

「Your pegasus is too fast. I lost you halfway, it took me a lot of effort to find you. But, fortunately, I did it. Since I decided to live here, I was afraid of what would have happened if I didn’t find it」

Ehehe, laughed the girl. I looked towards Gon, but he too didn’t understand the situation and shrugged his shoulders. While we were spacing out, the girl put her baggage on the ground, fuuu, breathed out and said

「I’m finally here. Are? Who are these people? Who are they to you? 」

Rico’s, Merias’, Gon’s, and Peris’ eyes narrowed. Something burst inside of me.

「First things first, you have three minutes to introduce yourself」

「Eh? Introduce myself? But I always wanted to visit this place……..」

「Are you hoping to be employed in my company? Thank you for your efforts. I’m Rinos, the head of the HR department. This is the head of our general affairs department Gon, the secretary Ricolette, the head of the research department Merias, and the head of the planning department Peris. I will personally conduct the interview」

「I-Interview?」

「Let’s start with some questions. It may be difficult for you to answer, depending on the content. Please, do not hesitate to tell me if I overstep my bounds. All right, you have three minutes to briefly introduce yourself」

「You mean……my name? Etto, my name is Ferris. I descended the Juka Mountain Range…..reached the city…….」

「All right, three minutes have passed. Thank you very much. The next question. What motivated you to choose our company? 」

「Motivation?……Why did I come here? Ano……I decided to be independent…I will be in your care….etto. Etto, I came….I mean, I wish for you to take care of me……」

「I understand, thank you very much. Then let’s get to the last question. In case we do hire you, describe the merits that you will receive from us and the merits that our company will receive from you」

「Merits? Ano…..it will be a good learning experience for me …….The Mansion is large……it looks good too…..」

「All right, thank you. Regardless of the result, we will inform you at a later date. In the worst case, if you didn’t receive any news in one week, you can consider that we declined you. Thank you for coming all the way here today」

「Ano……Can I…..stay here…….? 」

「As I mentioned before, we will notify you later. You have to do with just this for today」

The girl’s eyes turned round from surprise. Maybe because she tried to say something but failed, her mouth kept opening and closing. After a while, she tightly shut her eyes.

「You mean……I need to return…..? It can’t be…..gusu, gusu…….」 [2]

She burst into crying.

「…..They said that the meals are tasty, they said that everyone here is nice…..That’s why I worked so hard to turn into the human form……I even learned the language…..Lars is an idiot!」

「「Lars???」」

Gon and I have unintentionally looked at each other. Lars, that dragon, 「Crybaby Lars」?

「I’m Lars’ big sister」

「「Eeeeeeeeh!?」」

For now, I decided to let her calm down and listen to her story.

She is Lars’ older sister, a female kukulkan. When kukulkan sheds its scales, they turn red. The kukulkans that shed their scales are sent into the world to gather experience. They mostly linger in the mountains and forests before returning to the tribe only after 50 years have passed. Apparently, she shed her scales about a month ago.

「And you chose this place to start」

「I thought I could spend this time here……He said that the food is good, Rinos-san is quite strong so it should be safe, mama told me to do it……..」

「Ha? What’s up with your parents out there? 」

「Mama and papa are truly grateful to you for saving Lars and delivering him home. Papa though that it is a waste for Rinos to be born as a human. The dragon kind always repays their favors. If you don’t, you are inferior to even the humans……..」

Wasn’t I insulted just now?

「That’s why I came here to return Lars’ debt too」

「Ferris, was it? Do you have any useful skills? 」

「….Nothing in particular」

I’m getting nowhere from talking with her, I silently appraised her.

Ferris (Kukulkan, 21 years old) LV22
HP: 324
MP: 604
Wind Magic LV3
Barrier Magic LV1
MP Recovery LV3
Presence Detection LV3
Mana Detection LV3
Body Strengthening LV3
Dragon Magic LV3
Evasion LV3
Education LV3
Paralysis Resistance LV3
Poison Resistance LV3
Flight LV3
Human Transformation LV3

……..Her skills are ridiculously high.

If we consider her talent to be average amongst the kukulkans. This 12-13-year-old kid won’t go down easily. 50 years are enough for them to reach LV5 for at least one skill. Apparently, they can rejoin the tribe only after they raise any of their skills to the god class.

「Well, your skills seem to be pretty high. By the way, when you cancel your human transformation, does your ability increases? 」

「No, I don’t think it does」

「Can you revert to your original form once?」

Yes, she cheerfully answered and undressed with the speed of lightning.  She used only a moment to become completely naked while I turned my head away. Her body shone with the bright red light and she turned into a small red dragon. Her skills didn’t change.

「Thank you, You can transform back」

She returned to her human appearance once more. At that moment, her stomach released a growling sound.

「Could it be, are you hungry?」

Ferris nodded.

「That’s a good timing, we were about to have a meal. You should eat too. We will decide whether you will be staying here or somewhere else tomorrow. Today, you should stay here」

Ferris made a relieved expression. Let’s start with putting some clothes on. While putting her clothes back, she said that she had a favor to ask of me.

「I want to have an arm pillow from Rinos-san when I go to sleep!」

「Ri-Rinos’ arm pillow is mine! I won’t allow this! 」

Rico became agitated. It seems that Ferris’ employment will be full of issues.



References


  1.  There are no inferior ***** in this world. 
  2. Crying sound. 

Episode 60 Married Life



Sometime after the announcement about the marriage between me and Ricolette, the death of the emperor was made public. During the mourning period of one year, all fancy gatherings were suspended. Officially.

Actually, the matter of the marriage wasn’t announced immediately.

When I came to my mansion, there was a need to make the personal space for Ricolette. With a push of His Majesty Hito, my mansion was expanded. It took about half a year to complete, meanwhile, Ricolette stopped by from time to time.

We ate together when I was taking a lunch break in the store, and, sometimes, we went shopping. Of course, Merias was often present during those times. I was slightly worried about the relationship between the two, but it seems that there was no reason to worry. The two readily made fun of me when I did a poor job.

During the day offs, she has been coming directly to my mansion. There, I was worried about her compatibility with Peris, but it was quickly dispelled as she was immediately captivated by her cooking. After that, she strived to learn cooking from me and Peris and considerably raised her skills in this half a year. Something like tempura became easy for her.

As for me, my store was still operating. There was still a great demand across the adventurers, merchants, and soldiers. Although I think that revealing my face isn’t a big deal, following Gon’s advice I changed it with a barrier, while I’m at it, I also change my face when I’m going around with Ricolette.

And after about two months since she started to visit my mansion, I told her the mansion’s secret. [1]

I was ready to see her panic or run away, but she was way calmer than I expected. With Gon and Peris, she expressed her desire to maintain their relationship, and with Jeneha, she properly introduced herself and asked Jeneha to treat her well from now on. What I didn’t expect was the fact that when she saw Irimo’s true form, she started crying.

I knew about the abuse she received from the idiotic prince but, apparently, it wasn’t a secret from Ricolette either. He didn’t listen when she asked him to stop and even directed his sword at her once. Ricolette’s bad reputation in the capital in a certain sense rubbed off from the idiotic prince.

She didn’t talk much about her own life, but she mentioned that her life in the palace is rather stifling as of late. All of her subordinates were replaced by the new people. Of course, they were there to watch over Ricolette. She didn’t like it and took every chance to snuck out and come over here to play. Of course, those people also observe me, but since they didn’t do anything malicious, I let them be. On the contrary, once I bribed them with something like ohagi, they have been telling me the movements inside the imperial palace instead. They too are the people working for benefits.

One way or another, the construction was obstructed by the heavy snow, and the original period of half a year was extended by three months. They finished only close to spring.

The new rooms were added to the back of the mansion. The first floor was allocated for Merias’ workshop and the archives, the second floor was reserved for our rooms, a bath, and a toilet. The construction of the bath was filled with hurdles, causing the workers to nearly pull out their hair in frustration. It was all worth it, a wonderful bath was successfully completed. I was greatly satisfied with that.

When the baggage was carried inside and all that was left was to wait for the bride to move in, Ricolette told us an outrageous thing.

「By all means, make Merias your wife too」

Merias was staring at the floor with her face scarlet.

「What a nice idea」

Gon and the other residents of this mansion were in favor of this.

「I don’t really mind but…….are you truly fine with it? 」

「Merias likes you from the bottom of her heart. I was moved by her pure heart. By all means, please do it」

「I didn’t expect to hear something like that from Rico」

「It is fine since it is Merias. The other women are no good」

「What about you, Merias? Will you marry me? 」

「……Yes」

With even her ears bright red, she barely produced an answer. Dangerous, this cuteness is not to be underestimated……

「I’m a slave. That’s why, Ricolette-sama will be the legal wife, while I’m fine with being a side dish…」

I do not permit this! Or so Merias and Rico argued with each other for a while.  I’m still the honorary marquis so Gon advised me to make Rico a legal wife to for appearance’s sake. In the end, it was decided that Rico would be the legal wife, while Merias would be a concubine. Of course, I do not plan to treat them differently, I won’t cheat on them with the other girls either, I probably won’t, even if I do, I’m going to take the responsibility. Still, I never expected to have two wives by the age of 17. Compared to the previous life, I’m much more accomplished here.

I only lament that I wasn’t able to host a grand wedding ceremony, but even still, His Highness Viras and His Highness Hito acted as our witnesses before the high priest. Rico became a bit too emotional and kept crying during the whole ceremony. That being said, the ceremony was rather short, it ended after we recited a short prayer and the high priest confirmed our intentions.

「Yeah, I didn’t perform the ceremony with Merias」

「That is enough for me. I was content with just being able to live after I became a crime slave, but I even managed to marry the man I love. If I still wish for more, I would be struck by lightning」

I hugged Merias without thinking.

One way or another, Rico’s baggage was brought inside and she finally settled down in my mansion. This was a start of our new life.

When we started living together, I discovered some things I didn’t expect.

I was surprised the most at the fact that Rico and Merias seemed like completely different people during the day and during the night. She shows her strong character and intelligence during the daytime, but once we are alone, she becomes extremely obedient. She turns passive and never leaves my side due to her loneliness. She looks incredibly happy when I hug or kiss her. That being said, she is quite sensitive and I end up working hard before I know it. On the other hand, Merias behaves modestly during the day, but when we are alone, she tries to discover the best ways for us to make each other feel good. I don’t know if it was her researcher’s blood going wild, but compared to Rico she was much more aggressive. [2]

I have absolutely no complaints about my wives. The two could always make me relax, and since they recognized each other, there were no family quarrels as of now. It’s just, recently Rico started sneaking inside when I was alone with Merias making me embarrassed. We slept together as they used my arms as pillows. It was a bit hard on my arms, but since it is a rather luxurious problem, I decided to not bring it up. [3]

Gon, Peris, Irimo, Jeneha, and the harpies. Everyone lives in harmony. Including me, everyone felt that they finally reached the peaceful times.

However, shortly afterwards I came to know about the shocking truth and ended up entangled in another problem.



References


  1. I’m the only human here, girl. 
  2.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 
  3.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)