CCM 83 – Yo, It’s as Expected, huh.


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[…Hmmmmm.]

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One of the two guards from SoA turns toward the other.

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[Arios Makuba and… Em who’s now able to freely use her powers in addition, ey. This is kinda bad, doncha think?]

[Yeah. As if Arios alone isn’t enough to have our assess beat.]

[…Then no choice. Gotta bring in that newcomer then.]

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The member then pulls out a jet black jewel — the shadow stone– and immediately activates it.

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Something’s coming…!

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I alert my senses as the black waves of mana release from the jewel. By the time the influx of magic clears out, there’s a person standing before me that suddenly appeared. 

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As usual, there were no signs of that person’s presence before the instant it appeared.

Perhaps it’s the shadow stone’s ability similar to <Transfer>.

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[But yeah… I expected as much…]

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The person before me is someone that I am awfully familiar with.

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I didn’t want to believe it but — the terrorist’s new comer is my father.

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[…It’s been a while, Arios.]

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Leon Makuba.

The man who I used to call my father, and the one who held the sword saint’s prestige and honor.

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[…Hmmm. Based on that reaction, it seems like you know I was going to appear.] (Leon)

[I had my doubts but… It’s more likely for you to appear than not, I think.]

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After the duel, the crown prince Leafa gave up on them and Leon and Dudley lost their ties and standings with the royal family.

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But despite this, the Makuba family has enormous wealth under its prestige.

Even if they lost their ties with the royalties, the assets accumulated from the Sword Saint’s lineage will remain with the family.

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However.

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Leon Makuba, more than anything, is a man who cares all about is his vanity.

That’s probably why he wasn’t able to accept such outcome and took a turn for the worse.

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He ran away from the capital, hiding from all the people’s eyes… just to end up in the terrorists’ ranks.

Needless to say, his skills with the sword are top class. For the SoA, him joining their organization is a huge harvest for them.

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From a sword saint to a terrorist, huh.

Just how low can you fall.

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[Also… What about Dudley. Aren’t the both of you always together when you appear before me.]

[Ah… That ungrateful bastard.]

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Leon folds his arms as he sighs exasperatedly.

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[We’ve parted our ways. Basically, that guy refused to join the Saviors of Arceus and so I cut my ties with him.]

[He refused…?]

[Yeah. He said he wanted to get stronger by himself without relying on external forces. That brat has gotten quite cocky after your duel, huh.]

[…You…]

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He once abandoned me.

And now he cut his ties off with Dudley since he’s gotten tired of him.

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I don’t want to offer any kind of sympathy with Dudley but… This guy really hasn’t changed at all. He’s truly rotten to his very core.

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[Now that I think about it… After you left the house, I didn’t have the chance to fight against you at all, Arios.]

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Leon gives me a wild grin as he pulls out his sword out of its sheath.

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That sword — it’s completely different from the one he used to hold when he was still the saint of the swords.

It’s blade shares a color of dark and red, while it’s handle seems to have an eyeball embedded in it. What’s more, it emits a wave of dark aura similar to a shadow stone.

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[It’s the sword given to me by the shadow stone. The demon sword <Angudas>. It strengthens my status and would allow me to use all spells of dark magic.]

[……….]

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Leon is embraced by the dark aura emanating from the sword and he unleashes such a vicious and unfamiliar atmosphere.

This is bad. I can’t let my feelings get the better of me. Let’s think calmly and prepare myself to fight against the enemy.

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[Now then, come at me, Arios! I shall kill you and allow you to serve as my stepping stone within the organization!]

[Arios-sama! I’ll take care of the SoA members over there! … Please be safe!]

[Yeah. We’ll get through this together…!]

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This feels like, in a way, the true severance of our ties…

Right at this moment, I, once again, am face to face against the former sword saint.

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Now then, let’s do this.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. I———- If I was a noble and inherit a huge wealth from my family, I’d probably spend my life living a relaxing slacker life. Yeah, peace is life.

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3 thoughts on “CCM 83 – Yo, It’s as Expected, huh.

  1. Is actually pretty funny to think that bully have more moral than the formed sword saint.

    The only cuestión I have is ¿What about arios mother?
    He mentioned in the beginning, or the author forgot about her or there is a reason for her not appear.

    1. True that. I think this separated who the realy villain between Dudley and Leon is. But Dudley would really be a team rocket type? A rival? or a comrade in arms soon? I’m looking forward to his development tho.

      For Arios’ mother, she was mentioned but didn’t appear in the novel yet. I read the raws a few chapters ahead of the current translations but still not there. Hmmm

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