Bonus chapter? Or just an early release? hehe, I don’t know either! If I get the next chapter of Kyuuketsuki Hime up by saturday, I’ll release Chapter 18 on Sunday. ^^
Also, previously I had said that I would translate feari as ‘faeiry’ and yosei as ‘fairy-kin’, though in this chapter they’re all just called yosei, so I decided to just use ‘fairy’ for all. Please treat fairy = fairy-kin. If feari comes up again in future chapters, I will use the term ‘faeiry’ for them.
Mouseover the conversations to read the romaji!
With Selphia’s guidance, we went deep into the forest. Perhaps we were simply lucky, but we didn’t encounter any monsters at all. As we proceeded deeper into the forest, the landscape changed. The number of large trees steadily increased, darkening the forest as they blocked out the sunlight. However, many fireflies lined the path, as if specifically there to illuminate the path in the darkness. I suppose you could call this the light of nature. While enjoying such a scenery, we proceeded until an especially large gate came into view.
Saying that, Selphia put her hand on the gate. The place she touched glowed with light, and the gate opened effortlessly. As soon as Selphia passed through the gate, she disappeared like a puff of smoke.
Just as Selphia had told us to, we waited patiently in front of the gate. Once again I realise that the air in the forest is incredibly pleasant. Even in our previous world, we attended a rural university that was surrounded by nature. Breathing in the air of this forest brings back memories of the time when I was just an ordinary university student.
To think that I who had always been impatient to get out of the countryside and head for the city, would now be living a second life in a different world. You never know what life will throw at you. Furthermore, to have near god-like powers, is just too heavy a burden for ones as young as us. Well, these guy’s don’t seem to have a clue about it though. While thinking about such trifling things, Selphia eventually reappeared from the gate.
Following Selphia, we came to a natural clearing in the forest, where many winged little fairies and elves were hanging around the trees and playing in a pond made of water droplets from the trees. It was truly a wondrous place we were in.
We were all riveted by this sight. I’d never before seen such a beautiful place.
Yushiris was also leaning forward and looking all around.
She led us down a straight path, to a place where we were surrounded by elves and fairies, and amongst them all was a large fairy, seated on a throne. On her back were butterfly-like wings that were larger that her body, and unlike the other elves, she had loose, voluminous blonde hair that shone like gold; and was wearing a nearly transparent white dress.
Commotion spread amongst the surrounding elves and fairies as I explained the situation without any falsehood.
Selphia began to speak.
The commotion amongst the faeries intensified upon hearing Selphia’s words.
The faeries were in a full blown panic. Selphia’s words were only adding to the misunderstanding. However, in response to the increasingly chaotic situation, Cynthia clapped her hands loudly, silencing the surrounding faeries at once.
Having been admonished, Sylphia’s figure shrunk as she curled her shoulders.
I was right to think that Fairy Wings are incredibly precious items. I can understand why the faeries became so upset. But, now I have no idea of what to do.
Cynthia was clearly also troubled, and both Kelt and Cynthia remained silent as they each tried to figure out what to do. It was at that moment that an out of breath elf came hurrying towards Cynthia.
Cynthia took her attendant fairies and went off to fight the monsters.
We followed after Cynthia. Heading back towards the clearing that served as a plaza, we found the trees and flowers ablaze, and that beautiful place had now become a sea of fire. It seems the fairies had all safely escaped as not even one was around. In front of me, three monsters that looked similar to the one that attacked Selphia were rampaging about the forest.
Yushiris puts strength into his fists.
In the direction Euvis pointed towards, was Cynthia and two other fairies fighting against one monster.
「[Thousand Wind Blades]!」
Taking three powerful wind attacks, the monster suffered considerable damage and passed out. We decided to follow suit.
<<Activated: [Raging Winds]>>
Activating my skill, I blew one of the monsters away with a shockwave of wind.
<<Activated: [Body Hardening]>>
At my calling, Gakuto’s right arm turned black, and delivered a fierce blow into the belly of the upturned monster. The second monster crashed into the ground and was taken out.
<<Activated: [Time Delay]>>
<<Activated: [Great Flame]>>
While the monster moved in slow motion, Yushiris crawled under its belly and created an explosion with a huge burst of flames. The huge monster was sent flying into the air.
<<Activated: [Shock Gun]>>
Ama fired off a blast of electricity at the monster that was still flying through the air. Hitting it dead-centre, the monster burst apart into tiny fragments as it died instantly.
Right when that thought flashed through my mind-
A familiar short man appeared at the entrance.
Zeni boldly smirked like a chesire cat.
I glared sharply at Zeni.
Zeni snapped his fingers and then a large shadow approached us from behind. It was a large four-legged creature, far larger in size than the previous monsters, and with huge wings – a dragon.
Its entire body was covered in thick, red scales, and had large black eyes that seemed like they might suck you in. Its every breath was audibly rough and hard, that made its nose pulsate. Its huge wings must be at least 30 meters when outstretched. Zeni pointed towards Cynthia with his finger.
Cynthia fearlessly stepped forward towads Zeni who was threatening her.
Cynthia shouted out her firm resolve at Zeni and the huge dragon.
The dragon unleashed a breath of flame towards Cynthia and her two attendants.
<<Activated: [Breath of Purgatory – Fire Breath]>>
<<Activated: [Tornado Blade]>>
An instant before the dragon’s breath attack hit Cynthia, a tornado appeared in front of her.
Salamander’s roar signalled the start of our fight.
 The kanji is 千連風刃撃 which lit means thousand wind blade attack. However the furigana says sauzando uindo (thousand wind). Since the furigana doesn’t actually make sense for the spell name, I decided to just translate the kanji directly. Normally I won’t do this, but this time the spell name seems too dumb to ignore.
 This spell has no furigana. The kanji 破裂する大気 lit. means exploding atmosphere/air. I was tempted to translate this as “Explosion” which would make more sense, but it reminded me too much of Megumin :p
 The kanji for the skill name is煉獄息吹 (rengoku ibuki) which means Breath of Purgatory, whereas the furigana says “Fire Breath”
 So there’s obviously someone further up the food chain, whom Zeni refers to as “ano kata”. Ano kata just means “that person”, but it’s a respectful way of saying it. Meaning whoever he/she is, Zeni respects them as a superior.