CCM 085 – Yo, Don’t Give Up!


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[Ack..! W-why…!?]

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The former sword saint, Leon Makuba, screams at me as his face twists in pain.

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[Why… Why can’t my sword reach him..!? I am THAT LEON MAKUBA, THE SWORD SAINT LEON MAKUBAA!]

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A few minutes have already passed since the battle started.

However, Leon wasn’t able to hit me even once. I read through all of his attacks and avoided them either by dodging or parrying it.

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And for him to show his agitation in the middle of such a battle, there’s no way that I would just let go of this opening.

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[aaAAA!!!!!!!!!!]

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I breathe out and scream at the top of my lungs as I kick off the ground and push my sword with everything I have.

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*Shiiiinnggg* (SFX of blades hitting)

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And with that, Leon’s sword is cut into two.

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[W-w-what the..!]

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Leon’s already agitated and with his sword broken, he became more unguarded.

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[O,oi, D-d-d-don’t…!]

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Perhaps he’s already realized the pinch he’s gotten into as Leon now starts to panic.

I mean, he even asks me to stop. You really asking that now? Of course I won’t.

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–Sword of Origin – First Form

— Real Godspeed Flash

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[GaAAaAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!]

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Leon screams as he’s blown away. That scream’s rather familiar isn’t it. It’s just so similar to what I just heard from the hindrance that I met along the way.

And so he falls and rolls to the floor and his momentum only stops as he crashes onto the walls. That’s gotta hurt even if I have to say so myself.

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[I-impossible!]

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Oh well, he’s still the sword saint even if he’s rotten.

Nonetheless, it’s not as if he’ll not lose just because that’s what he had spoken.

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[I– I am the strongest sword saint! My status had been the highest it had ever been! For me to lose — there’s no way this could be happening! This must be a a very bad dream!]

[………….]

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Well, yeah. 

Leon’s strong.

I have to give that to him as he claims at least.

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However, I have this ability called Double Exp.

It isn’t just Rei, Kaya, and the others who have gotten stronger.

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That includes me — the benefit of the Double Exp does not only apply to others but also to me.

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That being said, the person I am against is still the one who was called the strongest even amongst the sword saints.

For him to be overwhelmed by his opponent without even using a skill must have been really unbelievable.

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However, what he wants to believe or not isn’t my business.

Gotta do what I have to do.

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[Former Sword Sain—…. Or not. You’re just another member of the terrorists now, right?]

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Let’s try egging Leon up once again. As I speak, I point him my blade.

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[As I have said before, all of those who are affiliated with the SoA will be detained in the Royal Capital’s prisons. As such… Do you have anything else to say for yourself?]

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And at that moment–

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My body starts shine faintly.

The warm dim light that’s coming from my body envelops the dark room.

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[…H-how could this be…]

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Leon’s wide open eyes tremble as he looks at my image.

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[…This brilliance…I-it really is from the original ancestor… the first sword saint…]

[The first sword saint, you say?]

[Impossible… I am the sword saint…. How could someone like him….!! There’s no way this is reality!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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Looking at Leon’s pathetic state, I sprint my feet and rush at him.

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[Sword of Origin – Third Form — The Sword of God of Light]

[ughhh……!!! GaH!]

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Without a chance to compete with the technique developed by the very first sword saint, I sweep the floor clean with what was once called the strongest.

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On the other side of the battlefield.

Em, who was once a slave of the Ald family, is struggling.

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[uugh….!]

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With their abilities enhanced by the shadow stone, the members of SoA Em is facing against are definitely strong. As the two of them shower her with fierce onslaught, the best Em could only do is to defend.

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Steel against steel.

Sparks fly as blades continue clashing.

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The members of SoA remain firm as they swing their swords against Em without giving her an opening.

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[Hm… This is surprising.]

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The flurry continued as one of the members started to speak.

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[She’s still standing… even after receiving punishments from both of our blades.]

[Yeah, though she’s just defending, she’s quite skilled.]

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For Em, to see her opponents be able to casually chat while their blades keep in moving, makes her think that they still have a lot of room to spare — that they still have a lot of tricks from their sleeves, that kind of feeling.

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[Haaa… Haaaaaaa… uh….]

[Fufufu, still, looks like she’s now reaching her limit, eh~]

[Umu. Enough. You did well considering you are against the two of us.]

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★ (Em POV)

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This is bad.

I can’t even lift my hands anymore.

These swords — I won’t be able to block any further–!!

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[Em!!]

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But at that moment — 

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My name. He’s calling me.

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[Don’t give up! Your chance will definitely come! You got this!]

[A-Arios-sama?]

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I looked at him and noticed that his fight had already settled.

The former sword saint, Leon Makuba, who’s gotten much stronger due to the influence of SoA, has now fainted on his feet.

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Woow…

He defeated the sword saint much faster than me falling against the two members of the SoA that are clearly stronger than me.

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I lasted longer than the sword saint, even though I lack so much experience and skill.

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[…eh?] (Em)

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★ (Third Person)

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Em was surprised as a new form of power wells up inside her body.

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And so she wonders.

‘Why do I feel like I’ve gotten several times stronger?’

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[Em! I will be here for you as much as I can! That’s why, no matter how much you are hurt, or how sad you will be — we’ll overcome it, you and me!!]

[ah…]

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Em, hearing Arios words, felt something different inside her gush forth on top of the mysterious power she had earlier.

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[aaAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!]

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Em, with strength and speed incomparable to the ones she wielded before, finally stops the continuous onslaught of the SoA members with bruce speed and force.

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[What the…!]

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The SoA members are shocked by the sudden development and Em moves forward to turn the tables.


Translator’s Notes:

  1. Here I go again! I hope everyone had a fun weekend considering it was Halloween for some, and All Saints’ Day for others. Considering everything what the pandemic brought to us, the weekend was more of a period for me to celebrate life and memories with those who departed. So the holiday took me longer to resume my activities than expected. But here we go again! Let’s enjoy life, reading, chilling, and enjoying what life has for us to offer. Happy weekend, y’all!
  2. I saw the cover of volume 2 of the manga and Viin already has his/her/its illustration..? Anyway, I hope I can secure the image and post it in the next chapter.

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