CCM 58 – Yo, Don’t Cling on Me


.

[Oh, Arios Makuba! I have witnessed the profound strength that you have found! Come, raise your head as we march back to the home of our family!]

.

I didn’t notice but it seemed like he woke up right before I knew it.

The sword saint Leon claps his hands as he walks towards me as he see fit.

.

It makes me wonder how thick this man’s skin is. His demeanor changed so fast in one swift blink.

.

[Y-you…]

.

I can hear disgust from the way Kaya muttered.

.

But it’s not just her.

Rei, Kaya, Rassen… Everyone at this moment looks at Leon with scorn and disappointment.

.

Despite all this, Leon continues without a care. A few more claps and with a forced smile, he says —

.

[What’s wrong, Arios! Your strength is essential to our family! You better come back in a hurry. Together with your own father, me!]

[………]

.

—Just what’s wrong with this sword saint, really.

.

This is so dumbfounding but I don’t really have the energy to get annoyed with him.

I closed my eyes just so I could avoid looking at him and speak in a very solemnly.

.

[Sword Saint, Leon. First and foremost, I am really thankful and I do appreciate your invitation.]

[Ofcourse, that’s why–]

[Still, I will not go back. Never again.]

[What…!?]

.

Leon’s eyes got so wide in surprise.

.

[What are you saying!? We’re the family of sword saints! The Makuba family! I’m finally giving you the acknowledgement that you are seeking for so long! And now you’re saying you’re going to abandon it!!?]

[…………]

.

The faces of my friends flash inside my head while my eyes remain at rest.

.

Rei, Kaya, Yuya, Maeri, Arturo… There’s Fauras as well as the Goddess Dies.

I can’t help but feel blessed meeting all of them.

.

[I’ve been told of this many times after I was abandoned by the family. What’s a true sword saint? It’s not just someone who possesses strength alone, a true sword saint should possess a firm and honest heart on top of his sword.]

[‘TRUE’ sword saint, you say….]

[In that sense, I really can’t help but feel thankful for all the training I had undergone under the family as its successor. Due to it, I was able to polish my swordsmanship but more importantly…. It is the banishment that made my heart firm and strong.]

[………..]

[I… I want to walk towards the path of what a true sword saint is from this day onwards. Like Ancestor-sama — the very first sword saint Fauras Makuba did.]

.

I open my eyes slowly just to see Leon’s pathetic face.

.

[The Makuba family at its current state is not a place that will allow me to learn. That’s the reason I am completely cutting ties with you and the family. So please – I hope you never show yourself in front of me again.]

[……..!!!!]

.

I wonder what Leon thinks about what I just said.

.

His eyebrows burrowed so deep but oi, is that what glistening aside from his eyes tears?

.

[No, no, no, no!! Hold your horses!! At this rate, the Makuba family will fully collapse!! Without you we–!!]

[I’ve said it already, didn’t I… I’ll never be coming back again.]

[I beg you! Please come back! Do not abandon usssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

.

The water starts to fall from his eyes as he pleads but what he’s asking of me is something that cannot be. Besides, Leon crossed the line too many times.

.

[You really don’t know when to give up aren’t you, Leon-san?]

.

Seeing Leon cling on to me made Rei issue him a warning.

.

[If you need a son, don’t you already have a brillant successor in your arms? Look how he’s lying down splendidly over there — It’s Dudley Claise.]

[Princess Reimira-sama…]

[Fufufufu. Arios will be spending his days happily with us afterall♪~~]

.

Rei’s arms then slither to mine while saying so.

—and as usual, man, “those” are once again blessing my arms.

.

[Why not take this chance as a good opportunity? Go home and reflect on your own follies?]

[UUaaaaggghhh….!]

.

Now that he is facing a Royalty, Leon can no longer cling on to me.

.

There’s no helping him.

He just cares too much about the name and prestige of the family.

.

In order to strengthen his ties towards the Royal family, he chose to abandon me and adopt Dudley…. And what’s happening now is the result of all decions he chose to believe.

.

It is ironic, but these choices put the family on the brink of ending it’s legacy.

.

[…Yare yare, seems like its checkmate already, isn’t it?]

.

A new voice then reaches our ears.

Leifa Fo Arceus.

The crown prince of the kingdom of Arceus. Just to be safe, he has knights on both sides of him.

.

[Our dear Sword Saint, Leon-dono. Why don’t the both of us have a chat on a later date? We have to revisit the relationship of the families after all.]

[aaahhhhhhh…!!!!!!!!!!!!! This must be a dream….! A dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

.

Leon holds his head with both hands as he pitifully cries. He is a well known figure as a sword saint but right now, he doesn’t look any different from your typical pathetic man.

.

[Nii-sama…]

.

Rei, seeing Leifa, whispers then his name.

I’m not sure why but the strength of her hand that’s grabbing my arm suddenly went up a notch.

.

[Yaa, long time no see, Reimira. Have you been well?]

[…Yes. Onii-sama, it appears you remain the same as I recall.]

[Fufufu, whatever do you mean.]

.

Leifa then shrugs his shoulders as he puts his hand on his waist and replies in a caring tune.

.

[Reimira Li Arceus. I shall discuss it together with the majesty. So feel free to spread your wings to your heart’s content.]

.

Rei then replies while she laughs though it did not reach her eyes.

.

[Onii-sama too… Please take better care of yourself. We don’t know but you might trip on your own foot someday.]

[Fufu, I shall be careful then.]

.

What the.

Just what’s up with this conversation.

.

I don’t really understand what’s going on but with this, me and Dudley’s battle has now finally come to a close.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. This should be final release for this week! Happy weekend!
  2. If you see signs of other peoples’ problem and it smells really fishy, let sleeping dogs lie.

Simply’s Coffee

Appreciate the post? Maybe you can buy me a cup of coffee?~

$2.00

Previous | Table of Contents | Next

7 thoughts on “CCM 58 – Yo, Don’t Cling on Me

  1. I wonder what kind of person the crown prince is, so far I’m not getting any good vibes off him.

    Thanks for the chapter:)

    1. Strikes me as someone rotten! The way he tried to manipulate Leon into killing MC to ensure they won the duel, their conversations each time where he held the families position over his head to build up his anxiety pushing him towards the duel in the first place and biggest off all his sisters reaction to him turning up! Her instinctively strengthening her hold on MC implies she fears him to the point that only holding onto the person she loves makes her feel safe. Thats a serious red flag when yer own sister is terrified of you.

  2. Leon:I beg you! Please come back! Do not abandon usssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yet you were quick to abandon your son(Arios), and adopt someone else(Dudley), all because you thought that your son acquired a fail skill. The ruination of Leon and his family, is well deserved. Arios is better off being on his own

  3. Rei’s arms then slither to mine while saying so.

    —and as usual, man, “those” are once again blessing my arms.

    Me: #blessed #praisethebooba

    Also, rip the father that chose to abandon his son for the adopted son hahaha~ Karma comes back to bite you lol

Leave a Reply