Chapter 59-1 – Prejudice Makes the Most Visible Things Hard to See


The breeze carrying a strange scent from who knows where blows together with the warmth of the shining sun.

The smooth sensation that I haven’t felt before back in the village lingers on my feet. 

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[Russell! Over here! Here!]

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That’s… my childhood friend who makes me wonder how does she look so proud wearing an embarrassing bathing suit.

Then, after confirming the presence of the girl who’s grinning beside her clinging on my childhood friend’s arm, I started to move my feet towards their direction.

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–Right now, we’re currently in the place called beach.

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The city of Seiris can be divided into two parts.

One is the port city that serves as a harbor area for fishermen’s and merchants’ boats and the other is a sandy area near the sea meant for people to enjoy… In other words, it’s the place we are in right now.

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If I have to put it simply.

We’re currently hanging out on the beach of Seiris.

I don’t think I have to mention this but the idea is obviously from Sybilla.

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As to what brought this kind of situation then it’s because of our yesterday’s conversation.

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I cleanse myself using recovery magic after the battle in Seiris Third Dungeon.

Emmy and Sybilla who feel the need to bathe regardless if recovery magic cleanses them or not got out of the room to use the inn’s bathing facility. 

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I see them out as I lay myself onto the bed and after losing sight of their figures… I let myself succumb to drowsiness.

Looking back, the battle in Seiris Third Dungeon really put a lot of strain on us mentally.

A floor boss that is heavily incompatible with my ability due to its innate durability and a mastermind that can overturn every one of Sybilla’s assumptions.

And more than anything else… That one’s mere existence make my blood boil as he judges everything based on its material worth – the third dungeon’s demon lord.

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There are a lot of things that had happened all at once.

That’s why even if recovery magic covers physical exhaustion, the mental fatigue itself pushed me instead for an immediate slumber.

The last time something like this happened was the night when we conquered Adoria’s dungeon.

…However, unlike previously where I was able to sleep comfortably, things right now aren’t looking the same.

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The demon lord isn’t defeated yet.

The feeling where you can let go of everything while letting yourself fall asleep is just isn’t there.

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…All these things remain in my mind and I wake up from the bed with a fuzzy head.

I open my eyes and see Sybilla on their bed lending her right arm to Emmy as an arm pillow.

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[Yo.]

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Sybilla greets me as she raises her left arm while maintaining their current position.

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[Hm.]

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I gave her a short reply and looks at Emmy who is in her arm.

She’s still obviously sleeping but… she’s wrinkling her brows and sweat can be seen pouring out.

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[…What’s happening with Emmy?]

[We talked in the bath yesterday and did all sorts of things but… She seems really frustrated. She’s been all smiles talking about how amazing you were yet… we still fail to beat our target at the very end.]

[It really bothers her, huh…]

[That’s why I thought of sharing the bed with her thinking this might give her comfort even for a bit and it’s as now as you can see.]

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I see… I slept earlier than both of them and didn’t notice just how frustrated she was.

She probably won’t show such vulnerability in front of me so I am thankful Sybilla’s there for her.

…But yeah, I should really just keep it to myself that their appearance right now isn’t one of an older and little sister but a mother and daughter instead.

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We watch Emmy as she sleeps and rest on our own… or so I thought but it appears it’s just me. 

Sybilla’s eyes are on me instead.

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[What now.]

[Nothing much. I was just surprised last night when I checked on you. You’re making faces similar to her right now.]

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Now that’s indeed surprising… I was making the same face as Emmy is currently doing right now, was it?

I rise up from my bed and notice that my body is soak all over by sweat and I can see the sheets are a bit wet from absorbing moisture. 

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[…You’re apparently telling the truth, huh..]

[You’re just really lacking in awareness, as in ever, that’s why–]

[N….nn…?]

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I’m checking my own condition while talking with Sybilla which probably woke up Emmy.

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[Ah, Russell, morning… You too, Sybilla-san.]

[Good morning, Emmy-chan.]

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Emmy rises from the bed and now that Sybilla regains her arm’s freedom, she shook it lightly.

…Err, for her arm to be used as a pillow for the whole night, by a grown up to boot, she must had it hard.

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[<Extra Heal Link> <Cure LInk>]

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Let’s just try to help using heal and cure. 

I decided to chant it for them to hear and understand my intentions. It’s because everyone’s clothes are visibly soaked by sweat all over. 

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[Wah~ My body now feels so refreshed. Thanks!]

[N, that helped.]

[Sure. By the way, how deep should we go when we explore the dungeon later?]

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As soon as I finish what I said, Emmy’s face immediately changes into a serious one.

Sybilla crosses her arms as she thinks deeply about it.

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We’re able to clear the hardest among three existing dungeons in Seiris until the lower level’s floor boss.

Then if we try once again then we’ll be able to reach the very bottom of it.

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Emmy’s probably thinking the same thing as I am as our eyes meet while she nods her head while she repeatedly clenches her fist.

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Sybilla’s thinking has come to an end as she claps her hands and tell us what should we do for the day.

And that is–.

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[Let’s spend the day relaxing and have lots of fun!]

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–And that’s how we’re now in the sea.

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I headed to Emmy’s direction avoiding other people while her hand is still raised.

Though by the time I’ve arrived, another guy has come over to Emmy. 

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[Yow, we got a couple of unusual facez right here! They both bombs but this woman is so fine. Looks like a lady of some haus or something’.]

[Hey, you girls free? Hey, won’t you wanna play with us?]

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Some weird guys suddenly appeared making Emmy wear a face visibly expressing her disgust.

Even Vince won’t stoop to this level of lameness inviting girls you know… There’s no way they’ll be able to have people come with them.

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Or so I was thinking but Sybilla then gave the weirdos a serene smile.


Translator’s Note:

  1. Hi! I had to remove the images due to copyright so I hope you guys saw what Emmy in a swimwear looks like! as well as Jannet! 🙂 I don’t think I can post similar images in the future (the long interval on non posting is due to the penalty) but I’ll give the link of the source file instead in the future.

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