CCM 082 – Yo, That’s the only Word You aren’t Allowed to Say


[Haaa…]

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I calm myself down before I start to explore what lies behind the curtain.

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It’s probably Euphias’ personal chambers.

And I’m certain that there are presences of at least three people inside of it.

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Two of them in particular have stronger auras. They’re probably members of SoA.

So the remaining one is probably Euphias.

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[……………….]

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Perhaps the disturbance alerted them as well as the presence of the members of SoA can be felt standing close to the doors.

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I guess it’s normal for anyone not to be on their guards on their windows considering this room’s height. It’s a pretty humongous mansion after all. Can’t blame them not being able to imagine anyone infiltrating it inside from the highest room’s windows.

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And that’s where our advantage will come from.

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[Here we go, Ehm. We’ll crash into the windows and infiltrate the room.]

[Okay… Got it.]

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Em gulps in nervousness after hearing my words.

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It seems like even this window is reinforced by defensive magic. I thought they let their guards down but it seems they’re still pretty prudent. Though frankly, it won’t change the outcome.

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Activate skill, <Cheat Code Manipulation>.

Let’s use <Attack Powers Up (low)>

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Yeah, let’s not rewrite the powers to a higher number for now. Let’s avoid repeating the same level of destruction as before.

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Let’s take a deep breath~

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Haaaaaa

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Then.

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*BANG!*

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I smash my sword to the window.

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The glass shatters and the inside of the room now becomes fully exposed.

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[Gaahh…!! He used the window…!]

[Just how…!?]

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The members of SoA look pretty startled.

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However, it seems I won’t be able to tell them how I entered from the windows even if I want to.

They recover instantly and rush in front of who seems to be Euphias who’s sitting on a luxurious chair. Their stances are firm as they keep their eyes on me while remaining full alert.

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As expected, these guys are really adept fighters.

They’re clearly different from the members that were stationed below.

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[……………]

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I deactivate Principle Destroyer and we slowly fall down  into the room.

Then, Em let’s her hands go off of me.

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[…Hmph. Arios Makuba has Em, huh. It was unexpected but… I don’t think both of you came here just to give us a surprise.]

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The members of SoA asked us so calmly that I didn’t mind telling them why we came here.

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[Well, Saviors of Arceus, who’s infamy spread as terrorists which engages in various illegal activities… that also includes kidnapping of young women, is said to be in collusion with a particular noble…]

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Though I state our business calmly, I was already pulling my sword in the middle of my speech and pointing it accordingly to the man behind the members of SoA.

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[Euphias Ald! You are under arrest!]

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[Hiiii…!!!] 

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The obese man sitting deep into the chair forcibly shrinks himself with his face colored in despair.

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[Y-you guys, do something about this!! Aren’t you guys here to prevent anything from happening to me!!]

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After saying so, Euphias then turns to us. To be specific, towards Em.

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[Even you, Em! What are you doing!? That guy came here to arrest me! — This is an order, kill that man this instant!!!!]

[………………]

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However, Em isn’t responding to his orders.

She’s keeping her eyes closed without saying a word.

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[W-why…! Why aren’t you heeding my orders…!!!]

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Euphias says so as his eyes continue to widen.

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[Ho… Now that’s astonishing.]

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Even the members of SoA are quite amazed seeing such a spectacle.

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[Em… Did you get rid of that dark shadow by yourself?]

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Dark shadow.

That’s probably the circular creature that rested inside Em’s body before.

But with the help of the Goddess, we were able to thoroughly erase it from her body and kill it ultimately.

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[Yeah. That seems to be the case.]

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Em smoothly returns their words as she puts her hands on the top of her chest.

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[I can no longer hear that monster’s voice inside me. That’s why… Euphias Ald, there is nothing that’s binding me to obey your orders anymore.]

[W-what did you say…!!!]

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Em’s words made Euphias visibly shocked.

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[This impudent…! You are trying to bite the hand of the person that fed you! This damned girl don’t even know gratitude — no, this worthless homunculus!!]

[*gasps*!!!!] (Em)

[Hey!] (Arios)

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I can’t help but scream upon hearing what Euphias had said.

That word – that is the only one I won’t allow anyone to say especially in front of Em.

But this jerk…!

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[It’s alright, Arios-sama.]

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Em grits her teeth as she reaches out for my hand and tightly holds it.

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[I… I’ve always felt it before… Of how I can hear voices inside of me… Why are my thoughts different from everybody… The abnormality of my body’s physical ability… I’ve always known that I am not ‘normal’… That’s why me being a slave was the most natural…]

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However, Em’s words don’t end there.

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[But despite all of it, Arios-sama treats me warmly. Not just him, even Reimira-sama, Maeri-sama, Kaya-sama… and a lot of others. They received me with warmth I never known before.]

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Then, Em awakens the sleeping mana inside her body. The mana gently surrounds her as it warmly lights up the once creepy dim lit room.

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[That’s why, I’ll take this chance to give something back to everyone. Even though I can’t be a normal human, even as a homunculus, I will not let them down!]

[H-how can it speak like that…!!]

[Ha… Seems like the homunculus has grown, huh.]

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Euphias still can’t get himself to believe what’s happening and the members of SoA can only avert their eyes from him.

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[Arios-sama, please lend me your powers. Those guys — I will beat them.]

[Yeah… Go for it.]

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And so, the curtains now have opened for me and Em’s battle.


Translator’s Note:

  1. Accepting your own insecurities will make you realize that you can either be better, or it’s a part of you that could make you unique among others. 🙂 I hope y’all had a great weekend!

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