Chapter 046 – Giving my Thanks to Emmy who Joined My Party and the New Dungeon


Emmy returned to the room with her eyes a bit swollen as Sybilla holds her on her shoulders while stroking her hair.

Sybilla seated Emmy on to the bed and waited for her to fully calm down before clapping to get our attention.

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[Well then, there’s some surprising event along the way but we’ll still be discussing the things we will be doing here as what originally intended.]

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According to Sybilla, this city has three dungeons which was simply named as Seiris’ first, second, and third dungeon.

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[We will be going in to the third dungeon.]

[Is there any reason in particular why we’re going to the third already?]

[To put it in simpler terms, it’s quite famous for its strong monsters. That’s why… there’re probably few people in there compared to others.]

[I see. It’s to prevent other people from seeing me, huh.]

[There you have it.]

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My current class is one who’s specializing in dark magic called Dusk Magi. As its name suggests, its power stands opposite to the faith of those who believe the Sun’s Goddess which might cause them to see me as a heretic.

It’s not that really a cursed or violent power but… Even I have to agree that it is not the case from other people’s eyes.

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[Now that you mention it, how much did you tell Emmy? I only heard you telling her I started to use dark magic.]

[Emmy only needed a brief explanation about you, Russell. Like how and why did it happen.]

[…You better did not say anything weird.]

[Ohohohoho. I invoke my right to remain silent.]

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This girl sure blabbered about unnecessary things too.

 And how am I supposed to know anything from Emmy now that when I look at her, she just had this huge grin on her face…

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[Anyway, that’s about it and I don’t think the inn will serve anything for dinner so let’s just go out for now since we’ll be busy starting tomorrow. I’ll be buying magic tools and stuff myself so please feel free to use this time to enjoy by yourselves. Just go back before the sun fully sets, okay?]

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After saying all that, Sybilla left the room alone.

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[…She really likes to move at her own pace.]

[So true.]

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Now that Sybilla left, I can’t help but get conscious now that its just the two of us.

Perhaps Emmy feels the same as her eyes continue to move about while she fiddles with her hands.

I felt like I was just with any other guy before so I didn’t really mind it but now… both of us had changed too much already.

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[Well, why don’t we too go somewhere?]

[Wi-with you, Russell? Sure, sure!]

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Emmy and I then left together to explore the city.

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We’ve been in the market before so we decided to go to a place where we can see the seas.

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[Uwaaa. Sunsets in the seas are so pretty….]

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I’m standing right next to Emmy looking at the horizon. The setting sun is being reflected by the seas as it glows reddish like its surface is ablaze of fire.

The scenery looks so surreal it doesn’t even feel real and it’s just like a painting as we stand on the shore mesmerized by it.

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[Emmy.]

[Hm? What is it?]

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Emmy then turns to me as she bathes under the color of the setting sun as if not willing to lose an inch against the beautiful scenery.

She still sounds a bit childish when talking as compared to Jannet, but now, that childhood friend who had grown up without me realizing is smiling as she looks on to me.

…Though it felt like she’s become weirdly overprotective too.

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[I bought something for you earlier and… Will you accept this?]

[Eh? Isn’t this…!]

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I gave her a simple bracelet that I bought from the market. It’s the thin type metal accessory made of gold.

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[I’m not really that familiar with these kinds of things so I just thought of getting you something that at least won’t bother you. How is it?]

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Emmy just stared on to my extended hand for a moment before hurriedly grabbing the bracelet away from me.

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[…Is-is this really for me…?]

[Well, yeah. I’ve just been an excess luggage for you guys back in Hammond and I can’t even afford anything to give something to you. Please accept this as my thanks for everything. It’s not that much but–]

[No! It’s not ‘not that much’! I can’t be more happy! Really!]

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Emmy then immediately wore the bracelet and turned once again onto the setting sun.

The golden color shines under the dazzling light of the setting sun as the brace-… wait, it’s not.

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[Thank you, Russell. I’ll cherish this.]

[Sure.]

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What shines more beautiful under the color of the setting sun isn’t the bracelet but Emmy’s golden hair. Is it because of her smile that makes it more enthralling?

The one who follows the path of light, the [Holy Knight]. I can feel that even if my heart gets filled with darkness, the dazzling light from this scenery will wash the darkness and get rid of it.

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However, the dazzling golden scenery vanished in a blink of an eye. The sun has now fully set.

The scenic reddish sky is being encroached silently by the bluish sky.

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–Dusk is about to come.

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I called out to Emmy who lost her previous shine and now was replaced by hues of blue.

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[You’ll be starting officially with us as [Dusk’s Oath] starting tomorrow. I’m counting on you, Emmy.]

[Un! Leave it to me!]

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Emmy’s eyes brimmed with determination as she smiled and clenched her fists.

Her expression looks like she’s looking forward to it which I didn’t see in the later times I was with the hero party.

If she’s like this then I’m sure everything will be alright.

With the relief of being able to see emotions I thought Emmy had lost, we headed back to the inn.

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Following morning, I stretch my body to remove all of the remaining tiredness and met gazes with Sybilla who’s standing beside the window.

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[Morning. It seems like all the fatigue from that Demon Lord fight is now gone, no?]

[I’ve ate a lot, spent all day playing around, and slept really well yesterday after all.]

[Well, true. Seafoods are naturally nutritious as octopus helps a lot on relieving stress and fishes are known to help clear one’s head.]

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Now that Sybilla mentions it, it might be one of the reasons why she chose this place.

If that’s the case, then… it feels like even the decision to go sightseeing itself was made for me. If not, then she won’t probably talk about that nutritious things too.

She hit two birds with one stone by being able to do things she wanted to and the things she needed to. It can actually be done like that, huh.

Really, compare to the Goddess who can’t be anything but a reflection from a stained glass in churches, our Goddess is just too much of a busybody.

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Perhaps she heard us talking as Emmy is starting to wake up too.

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[What you talking about so earlyyyyy~~ morning~~~]

[Yeah, morning.]

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Emmy stretched out as well to clear of all of her remaining sleepiness and immediately left the bed.

She clenches then opens her fists repeatedly and muttered ‘un, all good.’. Sybilla who’s leaning beside the window looked at Emmy and nodded her head in satisfaction.

Yosh. Looks like everyone is on their top form.

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We’ve finished preparing everything for the morning and headed towards the guild.

And as expected, not to mention Adoria’s, but the guild here in Seiris is far livelier than Hammond. This must be due to the nature of this city’s residents.

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Sybilla handled herself with familiarity even in this place as she presented her tag to the receptionist and immediately left after registering our party.

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[Yo, hey nee-chan. That’s so cold of you. Doncha wanna play around a bit?]

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…N? Just now… It’s that fellow, huh.

It’s a guy whose as tall as Vince and has this air around him of someone who likes to always fool around.

As I was thinking of Sybilla completely ignoring him, she suddenly crossed her arms in thought. Oi, oi. You better not think of going with that guy.

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[N-. Well then, Emmy-chan.]

[…eh? Eh?]

[This guy has been deprived of love from all of women in this world and I kind of feel bad for him. Would you please use both of your hands to hold his really really tight?]

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Sybilla looks towards Emmy as she says that with this… refreshingly bright smile.

Even I know where will this be going…

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Emmy mumbles things to herself softly as she stepped forward and reached out her armored cover hands.

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[Heheyyy~ your kinda cute too ain’t cha~ Come, come to me closer…]

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And then, the man grasped her two hands. Rather, he tried to grasp them.

Just as the man’s two hands were close enough to hold her hand, Emmy used one of hers to tightly hold both of the man’s hands and her other hand to lock it in place.

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[…N. hey, what no—-aaaaghhghghghhg!!!]

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What more can I expect from the Holy Knight Emmy whose physical strength is something that I can’t even reach?

Even the people around jumped in surprise as they heard the man scream.

Sybilla then grinned and approached the man.

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[I know it’s really hard to avoid trying to hit on a world class beauty, I really get you, but I’m so sorry~ I already have prior arrangements with someone else. But well, if you’d promise you won’t try to be a creep and hit on me again then maybe she’ll let you go~?]

[gagaga-I -ggot it! Tis my fault I’ll never get close to you aga-gaga-ga-in!]

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I heard Emmy saying ‘Yo-you don’t have to be that scared… How rude…’ as she let go of his hand.

I can’t blame this guy if he even develops some trauma against Emmy.

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[Pick someone next time who’s on your level, okay? Bye~]

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Sybilla immediately left the guild after one-sidedly ending the conversation. Me and Emmy look at each other before following her in a hurry.

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[Hm~ as expected of the city of Seiris known for their love of women to give a common creep and so daringly try to hit on us immediately. We’ve turned the tables on him though, don’t we!?]

[Oh, so you mean that usually happens here…]

[Yep yep. There’re lots of them here. But, with that many of adventurers and receptionist seeing what happened earlier in the guild, I don’t think we’ll be bothered anymore. It’s just right that we do something like that at the very beginning.]

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So she planned it all the way up to there… Well, yeah, this is Sybilla we’re talking about…

Emmy on the other hand seems a bit down from how the man reacted to her though.

She isn’t responding one bit so maybe I should call out to her.

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[Emmy, are you alright?]

[Russell, I’m not scary, right?…]

[There’s no way I’ll be scared of one of my own, right? At the very least, I’m sure you are more reliable than that person.]

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Emmy then holds her chest as she sighs in relief.

Even so, there’s no problem even if you are because you’re already one of the Dusk’s Oath party after all.

A very important member who fills the holes existing between Sybilla and me.

We’re counting on you, Emmy.

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With that in mind, we’ve finally reached the entrance of Seiris’ third dungeon.

Well then, let’s now start the first adventure of our new three-man party.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. Hi, people 🙂 It’s been a ride for the past few weeks but I’m confident to say that it’s all over. Well, there’s still the crisis and all but I think I got used to it already. lol I would like to thank you all for sticking with me and support! Speaking of support, deepest thanks to the coffee treat Steven B.!

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12 thoughts on “Chapter 046 – Giving my Thanks to Emmy who Joined My Party and the New Dungeon

  1. I always feel weird about scenes like that. A healthy, assertive person would first communicate that they aren’t interested with words and only escalate once that doesn’t work. I know that they WANT us to think badly of the guy but all he did was talk to her thinking she might be interested in him and the response was the physically hurt him and then belittle him.

    I don’t consider this reflective of Sybilla’s character, as it’s just a cookie cutter scene authors throw in so we know how lucky the mc is for how much other guys want the girls with him, but it still makes me sad and pity him a little. Would definitely read a story where a scene like this leads into the backstory of the mob before graduating him to party member or something.

    1. I was just thinking that. If he was handsy right off the bat, sure, sik the arm crusher on him. But does simply saying “How ya doin?” justify assault?

    2. I think I need to put this here. Actually, the raw says like ‘Asobii ni ikenai ka’ or would you like to play around in literal sense. In Japanese culture, it literally means let’s go to some hotel and make out or a direct invitation to have sex. Which implies sexual harassment. This is what goons normally say when they find a girl alone tho. Anyway, i’d like to take up as well in the previous chapters what the author would like to say is 1. Girls can handle their own money matters (her paying for everything and kind of lecturing Russell when he felt bad) 2. Girls can protect their selves in front of sexual harassment. At least that’s what I understand from what the author is trying to say.

    3. i immediately got the context of what the guy was doing. i mean if you walk up to a girl and ask her if she wants to “play around a bit” it isn’t an innocent question as the context HEAVILY implies that you are asking if she wants to have sex with you. its a common scenario in manga and light novels. common thugs or sleazy adventurers sexually harassing girls. i find it particularly often in fantasy adventure and isekai stories.

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