Yousei Bishoujo ga Nounai de Tasuke wo Motometekurundaga? ch 29


29. When someone is angry on your behalf

『”What is it? Really, what is it? If you want to confess to someone, why you need to say such a thing?… Like really, for him to said bad things about his own classmates, what was that person thinking about? Didn’t he notice that he was losing some point? Lowering your own impression like that.. more than that, everyone in the class will help? Hah! Please stop making such a joke. Such a thing, I don’t need it. Even if the rumors are misleading, I don’t want to borrow the hands of those who swallow it without thinking at all and blame it all only to one person. Aaaaaa, I’m frustrated just by remembering it! That’s why Atsushi-san, another bowl of curry, please!”』

“Yeah, yeah”

While saying so, Atsushi brought her another bowl of curry.

After Yuri rejected the confession, she came to Atsushi’s house. And now, she was having a meal… No, to be precise, she was holding a complaints competition while eating dinner.

Yuri said, 『”Atsushi-san, today, let’s eat together at Atsushi-san’s house and get rid of this anger!”』, But to be honest, Yuri was eating a lot.

There was a lot of question such as, “Why is it my house? And why do I need to make the dinner?”, but to be honest, Atsushi didn’t really care that much.

“Aー, that, hmm… Thank you, Shirasawa. For getting so angry on my behalf.”

『”Isn’t it natural? Is there a person who doesn’t get angry when your friends are being ridiculed like that?”』

Sure, Yuri said such a thing easily.

But you could feel that there was no other intention behind her words. And that, made Atsushi embarrassed but also a little happy.

“But. Don’t be so harsh o Hashida, I mean, he said that because he was thinking of you.”

『”Huh? Atsushi-san, what are you talking about? Why are you defending that person? It put me off a little, you know.”』

“Am I being too much?”

『”I mean, didn’t you heard that person’s words? What is it again… Ah, for Atsushi-san and me doing something together, it’s impossible, was it? Judging who I could be with… really, who do you think you are? Why are you guys acting as if you’re perfect?…Don’t you think so too?”』

What Yuri said was agreeable.

No matter who or what a person might be, it should be the freedom of the person in said. ‘That person’ and ‘this person’ shouldn’t be together? The right to decide that was in the hand of that person in said.

However, there was a fact that it was a little special in this case.

“But. Think it again. After that weird rumor spreading, we suddenly started to hang out… the rumored scary-looking man is hanging out with his classmate, moreover, a woman. From the perspective of those who don’t know the truth, it’ll look like that…. so, of course, you’ll be worried, right?”

『”Well, if it’s in in a H-manga, such a thing will definitely develop into S○ play or N○R…”』[TN: if you understand this, you’ve seen too much, you @$#%@%]

“Can you even compare this and that?…Well, you see, humans are creatures who believe in what they see and hear. People often say that you shouldn’t swallow rumors as it is, but when you hear rumors, even if you’ve doubts, you’ll start to believe it. Only the one who can 100% deny it, is the person that being rumored. And when the said person is trying to deny it, no one will believe it.”

The modern internet society should be a good example for what Atsushi just said. Information, whether it was the truth or just a rumor, it would eventually spread on SNS. For sure, there would be quite a lot of people who would believe them without any doubt. 

Of course, there might be times when a person told a truth for good, but some might be purposely spreading false information to deceive others or even to ‘cancel’ someone else.

There should be quite a few people who got hurt by it, who had a taste of it.

However, no matter how much that said person was trying to deny it, no one believe. 

That was just, ‘how the world works’.

“And, I’m also responsible for this. Sure it’s something related to Tsubasa, but I didn’t do anything and didn’t say anything. I was just following the flow, and now I’m in my current position. That’s why, I’m not qualified to complain. Well, for sure I think that they’re all sickening.”

Hearing that, Yuri’s expression changed.

Specifically, she squinted her eyes a little and somewhat annoyed.

『”Atsushi-san… I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but isn’t you evaluate yourself a little too low? Many times, I feel some sort of aura coming from you saying, “Even if others are saying a lot about me, I can’t do anything.”. No, this is where you should complain even more like “Hah, What’s wrong with you, stop it or I’m gonna smash your head in!”』

“Yeah, maybe you’re right, but…”

『”I mean, the teacher is also at fault. I understand that Atsushi-san told the teacher to not care much, but if there are strange rumors that keep spreading, and you still don’t take any action, I can’t help but to think that there’s something wrong with the teacher.”』

“Well, the teacher can’t just focus on me, right?”

『”Huft, see, you did it again. Having such a low-esteem, It’s~ no~ good~. You see, humans, when keep thinking that they’re no good or has no value, someday they’ll really become a trash. I’m not saying you should be like the president of the club I’m in, but please be more confident in yourself.”』

“…Yeah… you’re right… I’ll do my best.”

Atsushi murmured so with a bitter smile.

Perhaps Yuri didn’t aware of it, the reason why Atsushi wasn’t angry…

Yuri said that Atsushi had a low self-esteem. But for sure, ‘Atsushi is a human being’. When someone else said something bad about you, you might get pissed and angry. When you felt that way, of course you would want to get rid of it by saying one or two complaints.

But, when you had a friend who would get angry on your behalf, the joy of being able to confirm that, could be said far superior than the irritation and anger that you felt when someone said something bad to you.

So, the reason Atsushi didn’t complaint was because, at that time Yuri was there, getting angry on his behalf.

Really, Thank you

Atsushi said thanks again in his heart.

Then, his cell phone suddenly started to suddenly ring.

Atsushi took out his smartphone from his pocket, looked at the name displayed on the screen, and instantly made a disappointed face saying, “Urgh”.

However, he couldn’t help but press the green button reluctantly.

Then,

[“―――Oh, finally you picked up. How’re you doing, son?”]

Atsuhi could hear his father’s voice.

Masho no Otoko wo Mezashimasu ch 203


203. Daikuji vs Kaizuka

Daikuji and Kaizuka, two of the contestants who were said as the winning candidate finally met. It could be said that this battle would be the first head-to-head game in the King of Boys. The arm of the cameraman who was shooting this battle, was of course full of power. The feeling that each other’s girls would do their best to overthrow the other was transmitted to the surroundings. 

The facial expressions of the boys who lead the members were in contrast. Daikuji was smiling, while Kaizuka was watching the situation without any expression. Perhaps some might be skeptical with how different the masked man on TV and now, because of his quiet appearance.

“You don’t have to panic. We’ve more numbers! Use this advantage to fight!”

As Kaizuka said, the number of girls on his side was 6 and on Daikuji side was 4. Although Daikuji might be preferred to be in offensive position than defensive position, he wasn’t stupid enough to attack someone’s base leaving his own unprotected on the second day when it was expected to be a rough day. Therefore, two people were left at the base, and when someone came to attack, it was decided to contact them promptly and they would withdraw immediately.

“Hahaha! But we’re more strong, I’ll let you taste it!”

However, even with that numerical advantage, the members of Daikuji’s team couldn’t be defeated. More than that, it looked like Kaizuka’s side was the one being pushed. Some of the girls in Kaizuka’s team, were moving into the place where they were being pushed and pushed them back. They somehow repeating this to keep the balance. 

At first glance, the girls on Daikuji’s side seemed to be more capable than the girls on Kaizuka’s side, but that wasn’t the case. The difference was due to what the boys chose for their team. 

The criteria that Kaizuka used when he was choosing girls for his team, was to have a gentle personality and brave. Of course, he also considered the girl’s intelligence and athletic ability. The problem was that when he was choosing the girls, it was before the TV program where he declared as the masked man. So, it was before he had that ‘Persona’, that was why he chose girl who seemed unsuitable for battle.

On the other hand, the selection criteria for Daikuji’s team were athletic ability and physical beauty. 

It could be said that this difference in selection was what made the difference in the war situation. However, you could say that there was no right or wrong in a selection method. In fact, there was a team that was decided with weird and strange process, such as the selection criteria for groups that already got two jewels. 

However, in a head-on collision on flat ground like this time, it could be said that Kaizuka’s side was at disadvantage.

“Nuhahaha! It looks like you’re doing your best, but it’s only a matter of time! I think, if you quietly admit defeat now, you won’t have to expose your weak appearance to the TV, how ‘bout it?”

“Shut up…! I… the masked man can’t lose! It’s from here!”

“It’s a good spirit, but you see…”

Daikuji said so while watching the war situation progressing in their favor.

“That’s…! Right!”

“I admit the spirit, but!”

“Our feeling to win is unwavering!”

“… Yeah, can’t you feel it?”

The members of Daikuji’s team could still talk even at numerical disadvantage. 

Even so, Kaizuka was still able to return words to Daikuji, without changing his expression.

“You… no, it’s you and the other’s bad habit…”

“…What?”

“You, Ouza, and the guys who had a good reputation are generally underestimating the other contestants.”

The words of Kaizuka made Daikuji had a blank look on his face.

“That’s it…”

“Mmm… I don’t understand what you mean though…?”

“I’m saying that looking down on other than yourself will lead to defeat!”

SNAP!!!

Kaizuka snapped his finger. 

At that moment, a new force appeared from behind the Daikuji. It was another group including the boy. Seeing those seven people, Daikuji was taken a back. And it wasn’t just Daikuji, but his members as well. Sure they didn’t have that much of a hard time if it was only Kaizuka’s team. 

As expected, an attack from behind with the same number of people as the one in front of them, even as a surprises, it was really unexpected. 

If they lost the battle, these people would definitely go to their base and take the jewel. In other words, if Daikuji’s team couldn’t manage this adversity, their defeat was almost decided.

Kaizuka talked to Daikuji who suddenly stopped moving.

“He promised me to cooperate before the battle began. The reason he cooperated was that he was impressed with my words on the previous TV program and wanted to make a friendship…. In other words, Daikuji, you were dealing with not just my team, but two teams from the beginning! “

Members of Daikuji’s team were trying to protect Daikuji, but members of Kaizuka’s team prevented them.

“Don’t get in the way!”

“Your opponent is us!”

“Daikuji-kun! Run away!”

Daikuji didn’t react to the worried words of his teammates.

“Well, sure the members you gathered are strong. I also understand that you’re confident in yourself. But… that doesn’t mean you’ve won! Your defeat… it’ll be because you underestimated us!”

That said, Kaizuka signaled the assault.

…… If there was a real masked man, Kohaku, here, he would have been furious at this development. It wasn’t because Kaizuka formed an alliance or because his team attacked from behind. It would be because Kaizuka had become too honest.

If Kohaku saw him right now, he would have said,

『”If you role-play as the masked man, you need to laugh loud and curse at your enemies while attacking them! What’s with that hero-wannabe act! Do it properly!”』

Nigoru Hitomi de Nani wo Negau ch 3


3. Chapter 3

The devastated Liberitoa Trade Federation retreated far beyond its claimed borders and rebuilt its position around the rivers.

A dry moat and embankment made from earth-type magic, the item from the magic bag, and carriages formed a fort that could be called an overnight castle, and the Liberitoa Commercial Federation, which not had enough manpower, and the Highserk Empire, which preferred the status quo, continued the war reluctantly.

On such a deadlocked frontline, the prisoners of war were released as the Liberitoa side paid the ransom.

The release of aristocrats and high-ranking military personnel was as expected by Walm, but even commoner soldiers were paid by the Liberitoa Trade Federation.

Fortunately, a great aristocrat who owned a labyrinth issued a large magic silver coin in a lump sum. For that reason, Walm was guarding the prisoner exchange area with the other members of Duwei’s squad.

“Perhaps, I was born in a wrong country.”

When Walm murmured so, he was hit in his flank. 

It was Jose, his comrade.

“Oi oi, you’re lucky you’re in this squad, if it’s under other commander, you’ll get sink into the river, you know?”

Many ferryboats make a round trip in the river, and prisoners of war were carried across the river. Many archers and soldiers, who could use magic, were stationed on the opposite river bank to guard against surprise attacks.

There was even a large ballista stationed.

Hmm, I wonder from where did they bring that?

Seeing that, Walm had no choice but to be amazed

The Highserk Empire, on the other hand, also had a type of troops that could attack on the opposite bank. If the one on the opposite was a regular army, the one on Walm side was just a bunch of bandits wearing the equipment of the regular army.

If you were going to war as a soldier, you might want to choose the Highserk Empire side, but if you were going to spend time as the citizen, the Liberitoa Trade Federation might be better. However, as natural, you didn’t know how the people lives in other countries. There was no point in comparing it.

POWs (Prisoners of war) passed by Walm’s side. 

You could guess based on the clothes and skin condition that these people must be a high-ranking person who could pay the ransom individually.

On the opposite bank, human dramas such as those who were scolded, and those who hugged each other were unfolding. Being shown endlessly a boring threepenny opera played in front of him, Walm felt as if he had a heartburn. Even his colleague, Jose, was also desperately holding his yawn.

Walm, who couldn’t afford to look away and abandon his mission, returned his eyes to the line of people. Next were those with low status. There were 200 prisoners of war, and there were endless lines waiting for the ferry.

As Walm looking around the prisoners, the one who dug the grave the other day passed by. The moment their eyes met, the guy hurriedly diverted his eyes.

Unlike that time, there was no blood in the armor, and the spear and sword that were dirty after using it, were clean. He was afraid.

The POWs were frightened and didn’t have any meal. Even though they bothered to cook and make something digestible, it seemed the prisoners thought it contained poison. At that time, Walm said, “Do you think we would take such a confusing and time-consuming method?”. As you might know, rather than using poison which also hard to keep, wouldn’t it better to just sticking a sword――

That said, they did leave an empty grave to bury the one who might dead because of serious injuries and couldn’t pass the night. But, the POWs weren’t convinced by that explanation.

The Battalion Commander’s order where the prisoners had to dig a lot of graves in order to exhaust their energy, to prevent the rebellion of the prisoners, was backfired.

After seeing off the last soldier, the prisoner exchange ended without incident. And so, the farewell party was finally over. 

Walm hoped that the stalemate would continue.

But, the battle between the Highserk Empire, which wanted to maintain its territory across the river, and the Liberitoa Trade Federation, which wanted to push their territory back to its claimed border, would likely to continue.

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As the set-up of the camp for the border progressed, the troops were pulled out one after another, and the battalion to which Walm belonged was the first.

Since the movement of 2000 personnel puts a burden on logistics, some of the platoons and companies would need to change the road as they go to the designated place.

Several platoons and squads were tasked as they move from the Southeastern Liberitoa Trade Federation to the annexed former Kanoa Kingdom territory in the northwest, where territorial disputes had not concluded. Duwei’s Squad was one of them.

Walm was ordered to subdue the goblins that nested near the water source. Even though not as accustomed as killing human, Walm was accustomed to killing monsters too.

On the battlefield, there were many corpses that monsters like. For them, it was like a buffet dinner. Repelling the persistently disturbing guests over and over again, was a familiar task for Walm.

If the corpses were to be left unattended, it would turn into a ghoul or undead. You might need to take their life not only once or twice to put them to rest in peace. But, as you had killed them once, it might be easier for your nerves when you ended up killing them again.

In most countries, subduing monsters and exploring labyrinths were often adventurer’s jobs, but in some countries, such as the Highserk Empire, rejected the adventurer system itself.

The Highserk Empire, which could be said have more troops than the other department, couldn’t afford to let the soldier rest. Thanks to that, Walm was made to be an adventurer too.

It was as if the army was dispatched to exterminate the pests just because they were in the field.

But as one would expect, a specialized unit would be dispatched if a high-ranking monster were to appear, but if we were talking about a group of low-threat goblins, they would be cleaned by the surrounding squad or platoon.

Some villagers who weren’t even trained might be expected to subdue a small number of goblins, even orcs. Walm also had a hard time, several times in his youth in the village, devoting himself to repel the goblins and orcs.

According to information from the nearby village, more than 50 goblins were witnessed at first, and a few were exterminated by the villagers, but one day, a man and a woman working in the river were attacked and taken away.

After that, the goblins that got to taste humans began to appear around the village, and the damage to livestock increased. Since further damage was expected as the number of goblins increased, it was then decided to dispatch the army there.

Led by Commander Duwei, the squad left the village and was heading to the forest.

The forest was roughly flat land, although there might be slight ups and downs. Unlike the demon territory where powerful monsters were subdued, only low-ranking monsters like this one were there.

Walm kept moving forward, but when he saw the squad leader suddenly stopped, not only him but the other stopped too.

“Hoi, listen carefully, in about half an hour, it’ll be their nest. The footprints and animal trails are increasing. Don’t let your guard down.”

The squad leader, Commander Duwei was said to be attentive in a fight, surpassing even the platoon leader in combat techniques, but it was also easy to see why such a veteran wasn’t selected as the platoon leader.

Commander Duwei was basically an optimist, in a good side he could afford anything, and in a bad side he was a little be crude. Walm was convinced that it must be difficult for such a person to be a platoon leader or above, who might be needed to do some paper works inside a building, and demonstrate his true value.

More than that, Commander Duwei himself hated the position of a platoon leader itself as you were expected to do complicated works.

The members carefully moving forward following the path made by the one in front of them, and slowly getting rid of the branches that got caught in the sword and their armor.

A cloth was wrapped around the place where the metal might easily rub another thing. Walm was no exception. The cloth he used belonged to a soldier who he fought in the battle the other day and no longer needed it.

Although Walm was reluctant to strip dead human’s clothes, but now if he thought it was necessary for him, he would do or take anything.

As they were progressing deep to the forest, the distance between the dense vegetation was also increasing.

The members were crawling on the ground, but then everyone’s eyes were directed to one point.

What they saw was a short humanoid as tall as a child. The teeth were prominent canines and the ears were pointier than human’. The skin was green with noticeable breakouts and irregularities. There was no doubt, it was a goblin that Walm was accustomed to.

Primitive stone spears, or clubs, or farm tools that might have been stolen were usually in its hand. One more thing that Walm learned from experience, intelligent monsters were troublesome when they were in a group.

How should I kill it…

Right when Walm thinking so, he was chosen by Commander Duwei.

With a gesture, Walm was ordered to kill. He nodded slowly, left the formation and moved to the side of the goblins, while maintaining his posture.

Walm chose carefully where to put his feet, dodging twigs and fallen leaves. As the distance got closer, his breath got thinner and thinner.

After lightly moistening his dry lips, Walm squeezed the back of the spear’s handle and pierced the throat at once.

The goblin pierced by the spear died instantly without raising any voice. While supporting the goblin that was about to collapse with a spear, he placed it on the ground and dragged it. A companion joined and hid the corpse in the shade of a tree.

The squad leader tapped Walm’s shoulder.

“Good job. That was a good skill you’d shown.”

After that, the squad arrived at the destination without encountering any of them. 

The goblin’s nest was several tens of meters from the goblin sentry. It was a small cliff where the branches and soil were used to build the dwellings and the cliff caves were also nesting. If you looked at it, it would be hard to think of it as a naturally formed object, so it must be an artificial cave.

Walm, who kept his posture low, slowly put his eyes through the gaps between the vegetation to look at them. 

30 goblins could be seen within the visible range. Bones were scattered near the fire. Livestock such as buffalo and goats could be seen. Also, wild boars, a kind of monster, were mixed in. Lastly, human skulls were there too.

It must be the kidnapped villager’s…

Walm wasn’t surprised by what he saw since it was one of the end routes for humans kidnapped by demons. Violated, killed, and eaten… that was their basic behaviors.

“Willart, do it.”

The squad leader ordered one of his men. There was no prior interaction, but everyone, including Walm, could understand what was going to happen.

Willart went forward without a reply. He was a quiet person with a hobby of shaving his whole body when he had a free time. But, he was a talented men in the squad and was respected by the others.

Willart concentrated his mana on his hand, and soon a fireball cane out. He was the only ‘Magic User’ in the squad, and was relied on in a wide range of fields, from combat to cooking.

A fireball struck in the center of the nest caused an explosion. The bones were scattered by the blast, and so were the goblins. Even the goblins around had been seriously burned.

The goblins were stiffened at the sudden event. The other members of the squad, on the other hand, understood what to do, and for Walm it was like fireworks starting a feast.

The members of the squad closed the gap at once without raising their voices, and used their weapons to kill their prey.

Walm was no exception to that example. He pierced the absent-minded goblin’s abdomen twice with a spear and crushed its fallen head with his feet.

One of the goblins who was going back and forth didn’t know whether to flee or to resist, turned its back unprotected. And, the spear went straight through from the back to the abdomen.

Goblin, a monster with high vitality even though it was categorized in the lowest rank. Even if you left wound that normally would make humans stop moving, goblin would still be able to crawl trying to escape. If it escaped, it might gain wisdom and become a troublesome opponent in the future. So, Walm had no intention of missing any of them.

Walm hold the spear with the other hand and swung it down toward its neck. After a moment of convulsions, the goblin stopped moving.

As the smoke started to clear up, a shadow appeared on the edge of Walm’s field of vision. It was a goblin with a club slamming the corpse on the ground.

Walm slashed the spear in a horizontal direction, cut its both eyes and caused the goblin to flutter, writhing in pain. Walm stabbed and killed a goblin who wielded a club in an unreasonable manner, who might become a troublesome thing.

The other squad members also killed about the same number. 

Commander Duwei used his skill《Strike》to bounce three goblins at the same time. One of the goblins got its body split into two, and some had their heads blown away.

The rest of the goblins were overflowing from the cave, but as soon as they came out, they became prey to blades and blunt weapons.

“Reinus, Tibird, Danfan, take half and clean up the outside. The others come with me. The spear won’t be useful. Use your sword. Willart, gives us some light.”

Walm was selected as the cave rush group’s member. The command for the one left at the outside was entrusted to the so-called ‘three idiots’ who had a lot of combat experience.

Due to the narrow cave, the spears were stabbed at the outside ground and the group advanced through the cave with a longsword and a round shield in hand.

“《Torch》”

As Commander Duwei went deep into the cave without any worries, Willart who was right behind him, used a magic 《Torch》, and the inside of the cave was illuminated with flames.

It was the goblins who were surprised. The goblins, accustomed to the darkness, swing their weapons, but what waiting for them was a storm-like attack by Commander Duwei.

In the end, what Walm had to do was to kill the goblins hiding in the dents and pretending to be dead… although they would die for real―― by the longsword in his hand. At the back, there was an open space about the size of a classroom.

Due to poor ventilation, the odor soon went into Walm’s nasal passage.

Walm wanted to raise his voice to complain but he couldn’t do it, since there were goblins left and also their leader.

Their leader, an adult human-sized goblin――the hobgoblin bravely raised a rusty sword which it might have picked up somewhere. No matter how brave the hobgoblin was, Walm couldn’t help but to feel bad for the monster.

After all, the opponent was his squad leader, Commander Duwei. 

Despite its size, the time it took for the hobgoblin to be slashed was about the same as other goblins.

The hobgoblin fell into the ground and blood were flowing, was stabbed once again just in case, but as expected, it had died. 

While Walm was scrutinizing for any other omissions, he caught a shadow behind the plie of straw, which looked like the hobgoblin’s bed.

It was… not a goblin, but a woman, who was there. Scratches were engraved on her whole body, the one on the shoulders and back were particularly severe.

Walm guessed as why she survived despite the other mans had been eaten. It was because goblins could us the belly of other organisms to breed.

“Are you alive? I came to help.”

Walm called on her who didn’t move. What he got was just a short response.

“Ki-kill me.”

It took Walm time to chew the words that were thrown. He called again and shook the girl’s shoulders, but the response was the same. He looked around, but no one spoke.

“Ple-ase, k-kill me.”

Only Commander Duwei, who nodded slowly. Walm’s instinct and heart was trying hard to stop him from killing another human, but at the same time, the “reason” in his mind was working hard too.

The limbs that had been crushed to be a goblin birthing bag would of course not heal naturally, but even with ordinary recovery magic, it wouldn’t heal.

I guess, the wounds carved on the whole body won’t heal nor the mind either. If I go back to the village, could I live like a normal person again?

―― Walm wanted someone to do it for him, but either way someone had to do it. If Walm wouldn’t do it, someone in the squad would be in his place to suffer.

And so, Walm decided.

When Walm hit the tip of his sword against the girl’s skin, she groaned in a low voice. The tip of the sword entered through the gap between the ribs and reached the heart all at once.

Walm stared at her who had completely stopped moving. Ironically, his face remained calm. It was the first time he had killed a woman. Even though the woman was at the death door, and should be grateful to him instead―― he couldn’t help but to looked down at the dirty sword and her who had stopped breathing again and again. Before he knew it, Commander Duwei was standing beside him.

“I’ll do it. It’s a hindrance if you keep standing there. Go outside, have a drink and take a break.”

What was offered was an expensive distilled liquor in a hip flask.

“It’s the one I got from the Liberitoa’s people. It doesn’t suit my taste.”

Walm never thought such a word would come out from Commander Duwei’s mouth, as he always drank anything like water. 

Walm staggered out and sat down with his back at the base of the big tree.

The unrefined fighting-loving three idiots didn’t say anything to Walm, perhaps because they had noticed something wrong with him.

Walm put his hand on the chin strap, removed the helmet and rolled it on the ground. The chain rang as if to protest. The scalp exposed to the outside air felt comfortable. While stroking the stuffy and itchy head, he opened the lid of the hip flask and brought it to his mouth.

The smell of alcohol went into his nose, and the throat and stomach became hot at once. But soon, the taste disappeared, leaving a faint sweet lingering taste in his tongue.

The time was still early in the morning. Contrary to his heart which was cloudy, the blue sky beyond the trees was cloudless. 

After spitting one swear word, Walm once again gulped the liquor.


TN: Here, an image of the character design of Walm

Walm (Character Design 1)

Masho no Otoko wo Mezashimasu ch 202

This CH is from Miu Yachigusa POV


202. Reconnaissance

“Ayayaー you’re fullー of spirit, aren’t you?”

On the second day, it was predicted that other teams would make a move, so Miu Yachigusa, who had been scouting, was keeping watch over a cottage she found. 

Miu thought that it was fortunate that it was one of the winning candidates’ cottages. It was the cottage of Kou Daikuji. 

Miu quietly followed after seeing the Daikuji exiting the cottage. 

From Miu’s eyes, he was full of fighting spirit, and the girls around him seemed to be inspired by it, and their morale seemed to be high. Even if they were far away, she could see how strong they were, and Miu felt that it would be difficult for her team to fight his.

But, it seems that they don’t have any weapons…

As far as Miu saw, it didn’t look like the girls in the group were armed, nor was Daikuji, even though they said they were going to fight. And that, what differentiate their team and her. 

Even though in our team, there’s someone who brought a leg-hold trap, smoke screen, stun rod, and sword.

Miu didn’t think the weapons that the other girls in her team brought was supposedly what an ordinary high school girls should bring. 

Even though I’m a member of a club called as ‘the Military Club’, but I’m still just an ordinary high school student. That’s why, I didn’t bring any special weapons… or am I the strange one here?

Miu was worried about her team, but apparently, she started to believe that the strange one was her team.

While keeping a distance, Miu was following Daikuji’s team quietly so that they wouldn’t be noticed. 

As long as you follow the road, you would reach the cottages of another team. And Daikuji’s team was following the road. 

Since they’re following the road, it seems that his team isn’t going to make a surprise attack Perhaps it’ll be the first head-on collision since the start of the King of Boys. Well, my team has already won two victories, one is a surprise attack and the other is a lucky? victory.

Based on what Hatano-san said, it seems that he finally got it after doing some sort of discussion? Probably the leader realized his defeat to the charisma of Hatano-san, and then voluntarily offered the jewel?

…..As expected, Hatano-san is the best

Miu thought that the title of ‘King’ was only suitable for the one who could win without fighting. 

And so, she decided to do her best for him hoping she would get compliments from Kohaku. Ultimately, her goal was to be his bride in the future.

It’s about time you can see the cottage of another team…

And so, Daikuji and his team arrived at someone’s cottage. However, the opponent was also aware that the enemy was coming, and that person’s team was taking a position outside the cottage before Daikuji’s team even arrived. And that person…

“…Really, for you to came here… what an unlucky person. The only person who is suitable for my opponent is… the one who has won over the other teams.”

It was the masked man, Kaizuka. 

Kaizuka distorted his extremely ordinary face as if he was disgusted at Daikuji. However, Daikuji returned it with a smile without worrying about Kaizuka’s words at all.

“Nuhahaha! Don’t say that… You see, I’m the type who eats from what I like first! Well, sure this might be just a coincidence, but look! My muscles are pleased with this situation.”

Daikuji showed the biceps of his arm as if to prove his words. The girls were looking at the brilliant curves, regardless of whether they were friends or foes. However, his muscles didn’t impress Kaizuka at all, as he looked at Daikuji with a look of contempt.

“I’m sorry. but I’m not interested in muscles. It’s really unpleasant.”

“Hmmph, what a cold man, a party pooper… But what’s it… somehow your atmosphere now and you in that video, is different?”

“…T-That’s not true.”

“Well, I mean, I can’t feel the confidence you showed in that video from you now. You just feel like a small fry!”

“I finally… could be my true self…”

Inspired by the conversation between the two, their members were also ready to fight. Even Miu who was looking at them from a distance could feel it.

What a sight. Well, it’s a battle between the winning candidates.

……Let’s move to a place where I can see them better! 

Miu looked around and found a tree where she might be able to see the fight better, so she climbed that tree. The moment she tried to calm down and sit on a thick branch to see the battle between the two, a person appeared next to her.

“……”

“……”

The person who appeared next to Miu was a maid. No, it was a girl in a maid clothes. 

Since she’s here, this maid is probably a high school student and a member of someone’s team.

….. ATTACK!

For a moment, “Attack!” crossed Miu’s mind, but she immediately reconsidered. Probably because she thought that the purpose of the maid was to collect the information, same as herself. She decided that it would be more useful to bring back information about the battle that was about to begin than to fight with the maid. It was the same with the maid.

The two stared at each other for a while without talking, and nodded quietly. Then, they turned their attention to the battle between Daikuji and Kaizuka, which was about to take place in front of them.

“Rout the enemy!”

“Go wild!”

The two boys raised their voices and the battle began.

Yousei Bishoujo ga Nounai de Tasuke wo Motometekurundaga? ch 28


28. You shouldn’t have done that

After school.

『”A-Aaa-Atsushi-san! Are you there? You there, right? Please be there, Please!!!”』

『”Yeah, I’m here. Rest assured. I’ll be in here.”』

At the designated bench… There was Yuri waiting for the boy. From the second floor of the back school building, Atsushi was looking over her.

Yuri was worried that perhaps someone would be watching around, so she asked Atsushi to look over her while checking the surrounding.

Therefore, since earlier, they were “on a call”, the telepathy with Yuri had been in a “connected” condition all the time. That way, Atsushi could give various advice to Yuri later.

……Well, maybe she actually didn’t have the courage to come here and receive a confession by herself.

When Atsushi was thinking about something like that, he saw a figure approaching Yuri.

That guy huh…

The one who came… it was a boy.

A dull face and messy black hair.

As expected, Atsushi and Yuri didn’t really know about him.

“Are you Hashida-san?”

“Y-yeah. That’s right. I-I’m Manabu Hashida! That, umm… Thank you for coming.”

Hashida greeted Yuri and gave thanked her, perhaps because he was nervous, he was stuttering over his words.

“So, what do you want to say to me?”

Yuri asked Hashida the main question straightaway.

『”Isn’t it too sudden…”』

『”But, you know that stretching out this kind of thing will only makes the situation awkward, right!??”』

Yuri said so, as she herself was in a state of being quite panicked, and didn’t know what to say other than that.

However, Hashida didn’t know about Yuri’s condition, so as she said so, he took a deep breath and then said what he was prepared to say.

“T-that… Shirasawa-san! Since I first saw you, I-I’ve always li-liked you! Please go out with me!”

While bowing with all of his might, Hashida confessed.

On the other hand, Yuri…

“…..sorry”

In just one word,

Hashida was rejected.

『”… Another clear rejection huh.”』

『”It can’t be helped, right!?? You can’t suddenly become a lover with someone you met for the first time!! Right!!?”』

What Yuri said was certainly true.

Hashida’s determination couldn’t be made light of… From the perspective of Atsushi, who had never confessed to a girl in his life, it was hard to tell how much it was.

But well, as expected, a sudden confession is a little bit too much, I guess?

You should get a little closer, get to know each other a little more, appeal to the other person, and only then confess. 

For Atsushi, that was the image of a confession.

Everyone would have a hard time to believe if they got confessed by the person that they met for the first time. Anyone should shorten the distance at least “acquaintance”.

“That, umm… perhaps, you, are dating, someone already?”

“That’s not the case. It just… right now, I can’t afford to go out with someone…”

“I-is that so… well, I’m sorry.”

“Me too, don’t worry…”

The conversation was slowly becoming awkward. It couldn’t be helped, since Hashida had confessed and got rejected.

“S-sorry… but, I have one thing I want to ask… is that okay?”

“What is it?”

Perhaps,

Hashida might sound as if he didn’t know when to give up, but it didn’t seem to be that way in Atsushi’s eyes.

“Perhaps… the fact that Shirasawa-san can’t go out with anyone, is because of Yamagami-kun?”

Hearing that words, Atsushi and Yuri were surprised at the same time.

“Why, do you think so?”

Since Atsushi’s name suddenly mentioned, not only Yuri but Atsushi himself couldn’t help but to tilt his head.

“Because now, everyone is rumoring about it. That, Yamagami-kun grasps Shirasawa-san’s weakness, and does whatever he wants to you.”

“……………..Eh?”

『”……………..Huh?”』

In that moment.

They both shocked to the point where their eyes were popping out.

“That time with the umbrella, and also the last test too, it was suspicious… Yamagami-kun and Shirasawa-san were together. They said that, “Something like that is unbelievable.”…..”

“………”

Indeed, Hashida said, “Something like that is unbelievable.”…..

But somehow… Atsushi felt like he was told, “Something like that, you shouldn’t have done that.”

From the point of view of the students in his class, Atsushi was a delinquent, inferior, and problematic person. Yuri, on the other hand, was a mysterious beautiful girl who could be said as number one or two in the school. They were like “a beauty and a beast”.

For such two people were doing something or going somewhere together… No one in school could imagine that, nor did they wanted it to be true.

Perhaps something like that was like throwing mud on a beautiful flower.

Therefore, there was no reason for that to happen. No, in the first place, it shouldn’t have happened.

The truth? No one cared about that. 

Atsushi understood that at this time it was the evaluation and feelings of most of his classmates.

“If, Yamagami-kun is forcing you to do something, if it’s because of him, I, will do my best to help you. No, not just me, I’m sure everyone in the class will help you. Soー”

“That’s not true.”

Before Hashida’s words were finished, Yuri clearly denied it.

And different from until now, the word she just said was clear and firm.

Atsushi seemed to think that it was a powerful word intentionally said by her.

“Yamagami-san gasps my weaknesses? It’s not true at all. It’s nonsense and unfounded. Certainly, I’ve been indebted to him a little lately, but that’s it. It’s not like what you people are rumoring. Not at all. “

“…I-I see.”

“Although, this may be not my place to say it, but talking badly of your classmates like that, I wonder if it’s really a good thing to do, especially if that’s just nonsense, really.”

“T-that’s right. Yeah…”

“Is it over? Then, please excuse me here.”

With that said, Yuri turned her heels back and left.

『”Let’s go, Atsushi-san”』

『”O-okay…”』

Involuntarily, Atsushi returned Yuri’s telepathy with such a word.

Sure, he couldn’t say anything, since he just heard an unexpected story.

But, more than that.

Atsushi felt that Yuri… seemed a little angry, and so he couldn’t talk normally to her.

Yousei Bishoujo ga Nounai de Tasuke wo Motometekurundaga? ch 27

There are a lot of monologues of Atsushi in this Ch, so I did some edit to makes it easier to read…
I think I’ll edit the monologues of Atsushi in the previous chapters to be this way too…


27. A moderate physic power is the best

Ten days after Atsushi and Yuri went to see the movies together.

In the morning, Atsushi noticed that the classroom had a strange atmosphere.

What’s, with this air…

The line of sight of the students in the class was directed at Atsushi.

Of course, it wasn’t in a good way. In their eyes, there were doubts and suspicions. Some were even seeing him with piercing-like gaze full of hatred and disgust.

Certainly, the atmosphere of the class was strange, and the cause of it was something related to Atsushi.

However, it was something that Atsushi himself didn’t know for sure.

It’s not as usual, it doesn’t seem to be related to that rumor…

Even though the students kept seeing Atsushi, but no one came to speak to him. They were talking to each other, but Atsushi couldn’t hear any of it. Usually, they would deliberately talk about him loud enough to be heard by him, but this time, they were speaking in a low voice.

Even though they’re talking while I’m here, what a bunch of irrational people.

Well, I don’t care about it.

But, should I ask someone… nah, no way right. Even if I ask, they won’t answer me.

As expected, if you were to ask something related to you, most of the time, you wouldn’t get a decent answer. Even if you were to ask directly like, “What are you guys gossiping?”

Should I ask the chairman later?

If it’s him, who pays attention to the student in the class, perhaps he may know something.

Depending on the content, it may be a little long story. If so, it’s best to ask him during lunch or after school instead of a short brea

『”AAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”』

Yuri, who entered the classroom with no expression as usual, was screaming in her heart, by she sent it to Atsushi by telepathy.

『”Like I always said, don’t scream from the morning. So, what happened?”』

『”It’s an emergency!!! We need to hold a strategy meeting during the lunch break! So please go straight to the club room later!”』

『”Ah, today’s lunch break is a little bit…”』

『”Please! My life is on the line!!!”』

『”O-kay…”』

Atsushi couldn’t refuse the pressure of Yuri’s voice even though it was by telepathy, and although he was amazed by it, he reluctantly accepted her request. 

And so, Atsushi’s plan on the lunch break… it was to hear Yuri’s problem.

*************

Lunch break.

Atsushi who came to the club room was forced to join ‘Yuri’s strategy meeting’…

『”This, what do you think about this…? 』

While saying so, what was taken out by Yuri, was a memo….

【I have something to tell you. 

After school today, please come to the bench in the back school building

from your classmate, Hashida】

Such words were written on it.

“Hmm… to say it straightforwardly…. it’s, a love letter?”

Even though at the end Atsushi wasn’t that sure with his word, hearing what he said, Yuri dropped her head.

『”Yeah right… Seeing what’s written here, I can’t say any other.”』

“But still, it’s a rare nowadays, something like a love letter.”

『”Yes. I think so, too. I mean, I’ve never thought that something like this actually exists… I thought it’s just something existed only in a light novel or a manga.”』

Of course, someone in this world might still doing that. However, in the environment where Atsushi and Yuri were, calling someone to meet after school with a love letter, was something really rare.

『”Anyway, what should I do with this…”』

“Even if you ask me… for the time being, why don’t you go to meet him after school. I mean, he even wrote his name in the love letter. He’s prepared for it.”

『”Well, that may be the case, but… honestly, being someone’s girlfriend, is something I can’t imagine… at least with someone I’ve never talked to… It’s impossible…”』

“It’s an exaggeration to say that you’ve never talked with him, I mean, he’s in our class.”

『”Then, Atsushi-san. Have you ever talked to this Hashida-san?”』

“…No”

Atsushi finally realized that his words were thoughtless.

To be honest, neither Atsushi nor Yuri remembered the faces and names of everyone in their class. In the case of Atsushi, they disliked him, and in the case of Yuri, she had no intention of being their friend in the first place.

『”Huft… Wait, maybe, this is… Some kind of punishment game?”』

“Why is it a punishment game to confess to you? Anyway, in the first place, isn’t something like this, had happened to you? You’ve been confessed once or twice, right?”

『”Hmmph, You underestimated me too much, Atsushi-san. Even if I’m a popular girl, in the first place, I didn’t really associate myself with others, you know? So, there wasn’t some event that could develop to a confession.”』

Hearing Yuri who said so with a smug face, Atsushi thought…

Like I always said, don’t say that kind of thing proudly, huft, what a disappointing fairy.

Still even if it’s her usual, I can’t help but to feel sad for her.

“Anyway, at least go, just go.”

『”Well, perhaps I should… But, what if this is a trap?”』

“Why’re you so paranoid? I mean, why don’t you read their mind with your telepathic ability?”

『”What are you talking about huh, Atsushi-san? My telepathic ability is not that convenient. In the first place, I can’t communicate with it unless I send the telepathy first and the other party responds. Also, I can only send to one person at one time. To put it simply, it’s like a phone.”』

“Aaah, I see”

Yeah right, every time we talk with telepathy, she was the one who called me first.

『”In addition, the one being returned is just something that you’re conscious of, I mean it’s only something that you’re trying to say. I can’t look deep into your heart, the truth of your heart. I can’t even hear it.”』

“Is that so?”

『”Yeah. But, I personally think that this ability is just about right. To be honest, being able to hear the other person’s heart, is something that I don’t want to have. I mean, you can hear things you don’t want to hear, right?”』

If you could read the other person’s heart, you could certainly judge whether that person was lying or not, and also you might hear what you wanted to know. However, if by that, you might hear something you didn’t want to hear or know, no matter how convenient the ability might be, for sure it wouldn’t be what every person wanted to have.

『”So, I can’t tell if the other person is lying or not. And that’s why. Atsushi-san――― please come with me after school.”』

“…Huh?”

In that moment, Atsushi thought.

Why did she come to that conclusion?

Masho no Otoko wo Mezashimasu ch 201


201. Those who move, and those who stay quiet

“My leg hurts so much…”

“It’s your own faults. How could you go into the enemy camp alone.”

“But, well, Hatano-san is amazing! He took the jewel and victory, alone!”

“After I talked to them, I realized that they were… reasonable people.”

The details of the event were not all that good, so I omitted it. 

Anyway, now, there’re three jewels on the device and three areas of the same color on the monitor. If someone from another team is to wake up in the morning and to see this in the monitor, they would surely have an interesting reaction.

I mean, they have the audacity to just ‘wait-and-see’, and now, it ends with some territories overtaken by another team. Among the men of this world, those ones in this battle have a high pride. They can’t forgive those who stand out more than themselves.

“As expected, with this, other teams will make a move. Right?”

“But, I don’t think they will attack us.”

“Yeah, right. We’ve defeated the ones on our left and right, so we’re a little far from the other teams.”

“If you try to come here, on the contrary, your position will be far away from your base…. It’ll be tough if the enemy in the vicinity aims your base.”

“Alright. So tomorrow let’s devote ourselves to rest and gathering information.”

…After all, the important part of this King of Boys is the battle between boys. Although the fighting power of girls is high, it can be said that they won’t physically attack boys. The point is that the girls are lively, and it is said that the girls are like the bonus excitement for the game, as ten boys are not enough.

Let’s say I asks Minori-san to cut the neck of that muscle freak. Even if she has no problem with kicking the girls off, I can’t say for sure that she’ll swing the sword to that Daikuji. Even if she is okay with my request, viewers would complain saying that the girls are using violence against boys.

That’s why the one who have to deal with that muscle idiots, the self-proclaimed King, and the Vice Chairman, is me.

…Just thinking about it makes me feel uncomfortable. Really, I hope they get stomachache and retire from the game…

…… Won’t they just eat the strange mushrooms in the forest? Well, is it really impossible? Huft… those strange people… I hope they will crush each other tomorrow…

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“I see…”

In the morning of the second day of the King of Boys, Kou Daikuji was disappointed with the peaceful atmosphere.

I thought someone would come to attack me at night, but there was nothing…. Well, it can’t be helped, should I attack them first?

Kou had an evil smile, thinking that if no one would start the fire, he would do it himself. 

If the other participants are motivated by that, that’s good. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of crushing them one by one.

When Kou entered the living room thinking about from where should he start, he noticed that the girls were making a strange expression.

“Hmm? What happened?”

“Ah, good morning, Daikuji-kun.”

The girls who noticed that Kou had come, gave a morning greeting. However, to put it the other way around, some didn’t even realize that Kou had arrived. In other words, something had happened.

Then, Kou looked at the monitor installed in the living room and opened his eyes wide.

“This is… what’s the meaning of this …”

On the monitor, it shown that two groups had been crushed.

“T-that… suddenly in the middle of the night…”

“Did he attack at night, or did he get the jewels in the daytime and put it in the middle of the night…?”

“Either way, we’re falling behind.”

While listening to the girls making speculations, Kou was smiling.

“I see… I see…”

“Da-daikuji-kun…?”

“Are you okay?”

“Don’t worry. The game isn’t over yet!”

His members worriedly call out to Kou, who looked like he was having fun but wickedly laughing like, “Kukukuku”.

“I’m okay, don’t worry. Well, perhaps I did something unfit of me like just wait and see, I’m a little bit surprised seeing someone dared to do something different than me.”

“No! Even if you did something like ‘wait and see’, the champion hasn’t decided yet!”

There was a voice of advocacy from the members, but Kou understood the reason of ​​the person who did this.

“The guy who did this made me… no not only me, but the other participants, looks stupid.”

You guys are cowards who don’t dare to leave their nests. Not suitable for a king!… is it?

“HaHaHa! Good. Bring it on! I’m all motivated now. I’ll let you know who’s better! Oi, it’s sudden but, let’s start crushing nearby guys.”

With a loud laugh, Kou asked the members to prepare for doing an assault. His members were confused at first, but soon began preparing with a fierce smile as if they had received his will.

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Other participants grasped the current battle situation as well. Some decided to make a move and some decided to stay still. However, the fact that the number of people who decided to make a move had increased implied that the conflict would intensify.

In the meantime, the one who created this situation thought, “Let’s relax on the second day.”

Masho no Otoko wo Mezashimasu ch 200

Can’t believe that it’s ch 200!!!


200. It’s our win 2

The battle was over and the assailants returned. Hinata quietly saw off their figures.

“It was a stormy night …”

Hinata agreed to the words of her comrade who was watching the assailants leaving next door with her. 

The time we were actually fighting shouldn’t have been long. 

To confirm her thought, Hinata looked at the clock and it was less than 30 minutes since she was talking to her friend who was guarding the device together with her.

“I was thinking about the possibility of a night attack, but I didn’t think there was a group that would really do it…”

“Yeah, really. Until now, I didn’t know the rhythm of boys’ life, but seeing our king, he went to bed early, so….”

It was 10 pm… or that was what said on TV, but considering the boys at their place, they thought that it wasn’t a mistake.

But, after they say Hatano’s group went to attack them in the middle of the night with full energy, they reconsidered the program they watched. That it was suspicious.

“But we’ve already lost. The only thing we could do now, is either support the one who defeated us or pray for their defeat.”

“I, will support them!”

“I, I see… you seem so enthusiastic about it… Did something happen?”

“!? There is nothing!”

“… Why are you sweating?”

“M-more than that! I have to release the king and bring him to bed!”

“That’s right. Even so, I’ve never thought he would be wonderfully wrapped inside the futon.”

Seeing their king looked like that, she felt a little bit strange but at the same time, a little intrigued with the boy who exposed to his defenseless appearance. 

Hinata shook her head and changed her mood so as to drive away ‘that’ kind of thought from her heart.

“For the time being, let’s untie the rop… hey, what are you doing?”

When Hinata was trying to get rid of her desires, she saw her friend’s action… the girl, her friend, she turned her smartphone toward the defenseless boy.

“… Well, it’s rare for a boy to be wrapped inside the futon like this…”

“Huft, Seriously… what’re you doing…”

……………….

“….Well, since it has become like this.”

For the time being, Hinata also turned her smartphone to the boy who was wonderfully wrapped inside the futon to commemorate the event.

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“We aーre back!”

“We’re back”

“We are finally back”

Everyone’s cheerful voice echoed in the cottage. Everyone seemed to be a little excited probably because they just won the battle. Perhaps the aftermath of the previous battle still remained in their minds.

“Welcome backー”

“Welcome back…. I don’t think I need to ask how it was.”

The two who was guarding the cottage, welcomed us. They were happy to see our cheerful expression as it meant that we had won.

“Is the enemy tough?”

“Wellー, the girl in front of the device was strong.”

“Yeah, really…”

Yuzuka-san said so while taking a breath.

“While dodging our attack, she was continuedly searching for gaps, and when she found it, she came to attack… it was hard.”

“If we didn’t scrape her strength little by little, we would have been injured.”

“At my side, the girls were also well-skilled…. Well, there is about one person who I really want to have a rematch with and cut…”

CLICK!! CLICK!! CLICK!!

Minori-san said so, while playing with her Kotetsu.

“Well, anyway. In the end, everyone was able to return safely and bring back the jewel!”

I said so while taking out the jewel out of my pocket and showed it to everyone.

“”OOOー!””

Everyone applauded. 

I stepped to the device.

“Then, it’s time to set this on the device.”

I fit the jewel into an empty dent. The jewels shone brilliantly, and the color of a part of the map on the monitor changed.

“So, it’s changing like this huh.”

“If we get six, we can win just by protecting after that…”

“Well, if that happens, they may come together to attack us.”

“In any case, as what we agreed in the meeting, we’ll defeat them all and make Kohaku-kun the King. So, as soon as we found them, let’s kill them!”

“… It’s a terrible word you said. You should say it more gracefully… like, Search and Destroy…”

Isn’t it the same …!

“If you wake up in the morning and see that the map has changed, you’ll be surprised, right?”

“That’s right. It would be interesting if other groups started to move aggressively from now on…”

“But, do you think they’ll move with just one territory?”

“…It doesn’t feel like a threat.”

The girls’ future exciting battlefield expectations were trampled as they thought that the other groups wouldn’t move yet. 

There…!! I showed everyone the jewels I got in the afternoon.

“Yeah, I think so too, that why I got another one in the afternoon.”

When I showed the other jewel, everyone’s faces were looked confused. After that, when they found out that I had attacked another group alone, I was made to sit in seiza and scolded to stop doing dangerous things alone.

Damn you glasses-kun…! To set up a timed trap like this, What a guy!

Ah, also, editor-san, please cut this scene.

Masho no Otoko wo Mezashimasu ch 199

Well, it’s late but, Happy new year all…
More ch later…


199. It’s our win

It was as if someone’s unfaithful scene had been found…

…but that wasn’t the case. Rather, I was earnestly earning time until Minori came, so it should be a delightful situation, but surprisingly, an awkward air was flowing.

Minori-san confirmed the situation and smiled. 

Yeah, it’s okay, she’s not angry.

The girl under me was breathing so hard and had a pale face as if she was almost dead. 

What exactly are you so scared of? Minori-san has a gentle smile on her face, doesn’t she?

Since we were in battle, it wasn’t a good to be seen in bed with the enemy.

Yeah, no matter what the circumstances, this isn’t good. 

I quickly let go of the girl who I pushed down and asked Minori-san about the situation.

“Well, what’s the situation?”

“Ah right, the enemies who blocked the way have been defeated. They won’t wake up right away…. All that remains is the one who run away from me, there.”

Minori-san smiled deeply and saw the girl who hadn’t got up from bed yet.

“I see, the reason you left earlier wasn’t to protect your king, but to catch my king, right? I’m sorry, Kohaku-san. I wanted to rush early, but the other girls were also skilled. Because of that, I was late. Because of that, it became like this … “

Minori-san shook her shoulders and made a gesture like wiping her hands against her eyes. 

…… It looked like as if she was crying, but there were no tears flowing out. Why? Because, it was anger that overflowed from the body.

“Such a thing… to be forcibly taken to bed, pushed down by force, and touched all over the body, indecently…! To put Kohaku-san in such a humiliating situation!”

“…….Hmm?”

“It was scary, wasn’t it? It’s okay. I’m going to get rid of her now. Sure, I’ve drawn the sword, but it’s gonna be okay. Don’t worry.”

Minori-san’s eyes shined.

“Hiiii!”

The girl who was glared by Minori-san, her body was trembling. 

…… Apparently, in Minori-san’s mind, I was about to be forced to do indecent stuff with her.

Let’s leave aside how it was interpreted, but if I leave her as it is, it seems that an object that isn’t appropriate to be recorded, will be rolling in the living room. Before that happens, I need to explain all of this.

“No, no, please rest assured, she hasn’t done anything.”

“…Nothing…? Really?”

“Yeah. She was an enemy a while ago, but after I talked to her, she understood it. She’s not our enemy anymore.”

Then I procced to ask the girl who was trembling on the bed, “Right?”.

The girl shook her head vigorously to affirm it.

“… Is, that so? But she also needs to protect her king, so it’s not that strange if she lied to you…. Should I hit her here with this Kotetsu…?”

“Yeah. The reason she laid down her arms… see, over there.”

At the end of what I pointed, there was a boy wrapped inside the futon.

“…I see. She admitted she had lost because it was already settled.”

“That’s right. So, it doesn’t matter even if you hit her with Kotetsu.”

“…But the battle isn’t finished until you put in the jewel! As expected, you should kill them here for safety!”

……This girl… she just wants to beat her… is it? 

After a while, I managed to persuade Minori-san. Then we decided to go to where Shino-san and Yuzuka-san were. The fact that they hadn’t come probably meant they were still fighting. Which meant, the enemy they were facing, might be that skilled. If that person was to find out that she was the only one left, she might admit to her lose. That was why we headed to the living room, dragging the futon with the boy inside.

“Huhh, Huhh, Huhhhh…”

As expected, the fighting was still going on in the living room. However, what was being done there was not a deadly battle, but a one-sided fight. The girl in front of the device was exhausted with wounds over her bod over her body. On the other hand, Shino-san and Yuzuka-san were carefully hunting down the opponent, as I didn’t see wounds on them.

“As expected, Toukain-san and Seikagu-san are fighting with safety first in mind, considering the future.”

Minori-san was calmly expressed her impressions while nodding.

…..Well, sure they’re safe, but when viewed from the side, seeing the wounded girl who is trying hard even now, it’s as if we’re the villain you know?… I can’t leave this alone.

I hurriedly called them out.

“Stop the futile fight! No one needs to be hurt anymore!”

The moment I said that, Shino-san and Yuzuka-san, who were fighting in the living room, turned to us.

“Oh, Kohaku-kun. Is it over?”

“I’m glad you’re safe.”

Shino-san and Yuzuka-san joyfully greeted me, but to be honest I was super scared, because they still wearing a gas mask. I spoke slowly to give a sense of security to the girl who hadn’t yet stop her fighting position.

“It’s concluded already. The battle is over.”

Then she saw me, her fellow comrade next to me, and finally their king, who was wrapped inside the futon. Seeing that, the girl sighed and raised her hands

“… I, surrender.”

We had won.

Yousei Bishoujo ga Nounai de Tasuke wo Motometekurundaga? ch 26


26. Talking about the movie, silently

『”Well… it was, reallyー interesting. Really, what’s with that development? Isn’t that super good? In the previous movie, they got beaten up so bad, and this time, the story started with the aftermath of each hero whose heart was broken, and crawling up back. Even though it’s a royal road, my heart was beating the whole time, and I even cried.”』

『”Yeah, that’s right.”』

『”But, what’s really amazing was after that. With the help of the female supporters who have supported “Revengemans” until now, they found the weaknesses of the enemy and restored the collapsed Earth. To be honest, I never thought it will be like that… “』

『”Yeah, at that time, I thought, “Oh, so, that’s the way huh.””』

『”But what was really awesome was the last battle scene. Looking back on it now, this movie fighting scene was only that last thirty minutes, right? And, who thought that, Titan, who would “go run out of control, if he passed the time limit”, was the one who fight against the enemy for everyone, and while becoming tattered, he managed to take one arm and one eye of the enemy. Really, it was so good.”』

『”Right. After all, it was Titan who made the hero lost in the previous movie. I got goose bumps over there.”』

『”But what was really ridiculous was that after that! Thunderman’s thunder and Metal’s strongest alloy were combined into a Thunder Sword. And the the one who used it, it was Master Shield! Among the members, Master Shield, who just a human being, confronted the strongest enemy! “This is human’s power!!!”, that lines really made my heart beating fast.”』

『”Yeah, right. Really. In a war, sword and shield are classic weapons, but that’s why I thought it was perfect for this movie.”』

『”But, because of that too strong power, Master Shield… Master… Masteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrr!!!”』

Yuri was screaming hard in the telepathy, but this time around, Atsushi nodded strongly.

They were talking about the movie, usually, Atsushi would speak with his mouth, but…

They were in a restaurant near the movie theater. People who had finished watching a movie, often went to this place on their way home. However, unlike usual, many people who were going to watch movies from now on, in there. Still, even without those people in there, talking about the impressions of the movie which just released not long ago in a loud voice like a fool, talking spoilers like that could be considered as an inappropriate act.

So, they were telepathically exchanging their thoughts.

However,

If you look at them from the side…

“Oi, what are those two doing… they’ve been silently nodding, or doing some gestures to each other since a while ago.”

“Moreover, it seems that a conversation is established… Wait, they haven’t opened their mouth at all, so calling it as a ‘conversation’ is strange.”

“Well, but… for sure they’re having fun.”

Those two who were having a heated conversation about the movie by telepathy, didn’t notice other’s voice at all.

They kept that passionate conversation even while eating,

But then…

『”Oh, that’s right. Atsushi-san, take this.”

Suddenly, Yuri handed over a small pouch.

Then, Atsushi looked at the contents.

『”This is… a key chain of Master Shield’ shield.”』

『”Atsushi-san, your favorite is Master Shield, right? I bought it at the goods section a while ago.”』

What Yuri said was right.

Atsushi’s favorite was indeed, “Master Shield”, the only member of the group, the leader, a human being. And the reason why he also shed tears for this movie.

『”Why?”』

『”Well, I’ve been indebted to Atsushi-san. So, at least, as a thank you.”』

『”I, see…..”』

『”Eh… perhaps, my guess was off!?? No way… I saw Atsushi-san’s reaction, and decided which character was your favorite by that…!!! Huft, perhaps, a female character would be better!?? Perhaps, you prefer that ‘Sarah’, Master Shield’s younger sister, one of the supporters, who has the biggest breasts in the “Revengeman’s” series….?”』

『”No, my favorite character is indeed, Master Shield, so you’re not wrong. Don’t worry. And, don’t make a strange guess.”』

Atsushi stopped Yuri who was about to misunderstand in a strange direction.

What stunned him was not about that.

Simply, it was because, he just received a gift from a girl of the same generation. It was the first time for him.

Considering Atsushi, who only had few friends, it was a rare thing. Moreover, it from a beautiful girl like Yuri, it was the first time in his life.

That was why he couldn’t hide his confusion.

……No, perhaps it would be better to say that,

He was happy with the gift from his friend.

And so,

“…Thanks”

With his mouth, he said the word, properly.