Chapter 57-2 – Emmy: I don’t care about being a princess anymore. After all, I….


Russell wasn’t really able to do anything when we were partying together and that’s how dark magic became a really big reason and identity for the current him.

And he willingly lent me that power without asking for any credit or anything.

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–I don’t know but this guy just looks so amazingly dazzling for me.

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[Guuuuuuuuooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!]

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The last wall was shattered into pieces and what appeared over it is the humongous blue giganto.

Three… No, it must be four times my size, I think. Mou, with this height difference I’d rather receive a punch than get stomped over.

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[Yosh, now that we’ve made it this far then anything else can’t get anything but better! We’re going to take it down!]

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Hearing Sybilla-san’s encouraging speech inadvertently made me and Russell respond at the same time and turn towards the enemy.

[<Abyss Nail!>]

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Russell’s dark magic pierces the humongous giganto from the soles of its feet.

However, it doesn’t seem that the black claws going through the feet of the monster penetrated its flesh but is eroding its whole body instead.

The surface of the skin of the giganto where it was pierced got thoroughly shaved and scratches to small wounds started to tear up the gigantos whole body. Our enemy is even a mutated humongous giganto but even then it greatly suffered.

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Receiving such an attack made the humongous giganto infatuated to Russell as it fills its hand with mana and activated its own offensive magic.

Ofcourse, there’s no way I’ll allow it to actually happen!

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[I won’t let you touch even a single hair of Russell!]

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The humongous giganto currently wears a posture that it’s about to launch its offensive magic and that’s where I jump in front of it and raise my shield!

Guhhhhhh…. As expected from an attack of a lower level’s floor boss! I’m able to defend it somehow but even I can’t get away from it unschated!

But… With this, I am more convinced that I could not allow this monster’s attack to reach Russell!

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[Gooooo awaaay!!!!!]

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I recall how I feel when Russell went behind and embraced me (this skill is just really so embarrassing!] and raise my shield towards the huge giganto’s incoming fist!

My skill successfully landed and the giganto’s arm made a full force pull towards the opposite direction dragging away its whole body.

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It’s an opportunity that we can’t let go.

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[With this…Ha!]

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I jump on to the upper torso of the huge gigantos body and from behind of my left shoulder, I swing down my sword as this is the time to go for the kill!

I might not be able cut its body wholly due to our size difference but with the help of Russell’s ability, this humongous armored blue giganto’s defenses is cut up straight mercilessly.

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I let my anger and wild emotions take over and as my swing reaches on to my left, I aim for the giganto’s arm and slash at it using my previous momentum!

Now, the giganto that has already lost three of its fingers and with its other arm cut off starting from the elbow poses no threat against me anymore.

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I raise my shield with my arm as I keep two of my hands holding on to the sword while strongly keeping Russell inside my mind.

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(‘But this time, I’ll be the one who’ll be saving you from your own heart. I’ll make sure of it.’)

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I’ve regretted everything that had happened for the last six months and decided to be Russell’s shield to make up for it.

If I think of it as a sin, then this is what I decided on how I’d atone for it using my everything even without asking anyone or anything.

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But even so Russell, the person who I decided to protect with my life, is worrying and taking care of me. 

That’s why he said those words.

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My conviction. It is something that I cannot force around myself anymore and satisfy my own ego.

I hate it everytime Russell gets hurt. I want to protect him. That’s why I want to be strong. 

I’ve devoted myself to it but deep inside there’s a tiny piece of me that is aware that this conviction is too selfish. I never thought of Russell as a boy who is strong on his own didn’t I?

That’s why I work harder and harder hoping for someday it’ll pay off and protect Russell… That’s what I have to do and I’ve always wanted to do.

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…But this time, it was now Russell who complimented the things I lack.

The power I am using to protect him is something he gave to me so I can continue protecting him.

It seems that the thing that will save me is something he understands very well..

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More than anything else.

More than anybody else.

Even better than myself… Like how he knows things about me more than I do. 

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–And knowing this fact makes it hard for me to contain this warm happiness.

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I’ve wanted to be a princess. 

I hope for you to be the prince, or something like that, when I one sidedly decided everything.

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But all of the princes in the stories Jannet has told me, you’ve surpassed them all.

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[–Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!]

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I shout and slash my sword with everything I have as the blade penetrates the huge giganto’s neck sucking it all the way until its head flies away cleanly separated from its body.

The severed head flew all the way to the ceiling due to the force and direction behind my attack and then bounced off towards the ground and landed to the groups of corpses of the smaller gigantos just like that.

I can hear words inside my head and listen to it. It wants me to confirm my win.

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Then all of a sudden, the ground starts to shake and tremble.

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…Oh, that’s right!

I was standing on the floor boss’ body all this time didn’t I!

There’s no way the body will keep on standing firm after I cut off its neck, right?!

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[Waaa…!?]

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Ah, this landing won’t go pretty well. Or so I was thinking when the body started to slowly tremble and made a free fall. 

We-well I’m a Holy Knight after all so I won’t get hurt with something like falling on to the ground y-you know–.

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Or so I am thinking and let my guard down. Well, this is just so me to let my guard down to the very last moments, right?

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That’s why… The most unexpected things happen when your heart is not the most prepared for it.

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[Are you alright?]

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Too close. Russell’s face is too close.

Wait, it should be obvious why now that I understand what just happened.

I mean, I’ve been fantasizing this situation in my head many many many times after all.

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Right now, I am being princess-carried.

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[Awwwaa,Awwwaaaa,Awwawawawaaaa….]

[…You seem fine. Think you can stand?]

[I-i don’t think so, i think i broke my hips-]

[Hey, hey. You should have just said so, with recove – what the, Sybilla]

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I take a look and see Sybilla-san puts her finger in front of Russell’s mouth and looks him at the eye while shaking her finger tip left to right. 

Ah, I know.

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That’s [This idiot really thought of using recovery magic to disperse such a romantic atmosphere!] kind of look!

I know because I share the same feelings.

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[Yareyare, well, that’s fine. You’ve done well, Emmy.]

[…Ye-yesshh]

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I somehow managed to reply even though until now I’m still being princess carried by the person I’ve been dreaming the most about and my heart just can’t stop dancing.

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I know myself that I am not a princess. 

I understand as well that Russell can’t be a prince now that we’ve grown.

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But

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[Hey, is it alright if we can go back like this…?]

[I don’t mind. The armor sure is heavy but with my level as a mage and recovery magic it’s surprisingly doable.]

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Thank goodness… We can stay like this for a bit longer.

I’m looking on Russell’s face as he holds me on his chest and has this thought.

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I’m not a princess but a holy knight.

That’s why it’s alright even if the person beside me isn’t a prince.

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…Wrong.

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I don’t need to be a princess.

As long as the one beside me is… Hm.

It doesn’t need to be the Saint either.

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–After all I have the Dusk Magi with me. 

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Thank you, Russell.

For being the only one who can save me. 


Translator’s Note:

  1. It’s the third full chapter release for this week so I’ll see you next week again people if things don’t get busy! I am putting a teaser as well as I still have my time for the weekend. Congratulations to everyone for surviving the whole weekedays!


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