WM – Chapter 16: The secret of Lucy

TLN: Hey guys, Reigokai here!

Now that the boost week is over, it is about time to decide a schedule. Judging from the length of the chapters, I would say a schedule of: 1 chapter – 1 chapter – no chapter.

The author has a tendency of varying the length of his chapters, just hope it isn’t as crazy as some of Tsuki where they go beyond 40 pages at times, lol.

Anyways, enjoy! :DDD!!


“Demon?” (Makoto)

Lucy begins to speak with a grim face.

“Yeah, that’s right…” (Lucy)

“You are an elf, right?” (Makoto)

“My mother is an elf. But my father isn’t. My mother married a demon somewhere, and I am the child.” (Lucy)

A mix of elf and demon, huh.

No wonder she is strong.

“According to my mother, my father is a demon that had his whole body covered in fire. I inherited that blood of his, and it made my fire magic powerful.” (Lucy)

“Fire on his whole body, you say. How did they even make a baby?” (Makoto)

“That’s not the issue here!” (Lucy)

She got angry.

I think it is the natural question though.

“Thanks to my fire mana, I can use powerful magic, and have strong fire resistance, but I can’t use weak fire magic. I am bad at controlling it, and it ends up going out of control quickly. Also, the reason my body temperature is abnormally high is because of this.” (Lucy)

“Aah, so that’s why you wear so thinly.” (Makoto)

The mystery has been solved.

“The reason why your whole body was burned in your synchronization was most likely because it was me. It shouldn’t happen if you do it with others…” (Lucy)

Looks like Lucy is feeling pretty down from this.

“If you had those circumstances, it can’t be helped. Next time, let’s go with some other method.” (Makoto)

Lucy had a dumbfounded expression as she raised her head.

“Makoto, you are going to continue partying with me?” (Lucy)

“Why do you think I wouldn’t?” (Makoto)

“Because I didn’t help out this time at all! I pulled the monsters. On top of that, I injured you!” (Lucy)

She shouts with tears in her eyes.

“You did help out”, I got burned for that though.

“You were seriously injured!” (Lucy)

“Don’t mind it that much. Everyone fails every now and then.” (Makoto)

“But! Our training lately hasn’t made any progress. I don’t know what I should do…” (Lucy)

Hmm, she is quite down.

How do I console her?

“Hey, don’t you think I am a pain? Are you…continuing this out of obligation because Lucas-san and Mary-san told you?” (Lucy)

She is running into negative thoughts.

I don’t really think of it as a pain.

I am actually having fun thinking about how to use the powerful magic of Lucy which feels kinda like I’m solving a puzzle.

But I feel like if I tell her it is as fun as playing puzzle games, she would get angry.

Hmm, how troubling.

“Lucy…” (Makoto)

I held the hand she was using to grab me.

“I need you, Lucy. Let’s do our best together.” (Makoto)

I say this seriously while looking at her eyes.

I am looking at it with [RPG Player] from the side.

Uwaa, I am saying quite the embarrassing thing.

“E-Eh?! U-Uhm, I got it, I will do my best!” (Lucy)

Lucy had a beet red face and was going ‘awawa’.

Did I exaggerate it too much there?

It should be okay.

(Haah.) (Noah)

I heard the sigh of the Goddess.

Was that no good? 

◇◇

A while after that, I concentrated on the treatment of my burns. 

Or so I say, but I am simply doing nothing at the resting area of the guild.

Boring.

Lucy was doing her best in increasing her fire proficiency. 

I had Lucy teach me about the new skill that I got, [Spirit User].

“Spirits cannot be seen.” (Lucy)

“How do you control them if you can’t see them?” (Makoto)

“It is the same as normal magic. Chanting. You have to use Spirit Language though.” (Lucy)

Another language again, huh.

Learning it will be tough.

“No choice but to begin learning from the easy stuff. I should go to a secondhand bookstore later.” (Makoto)

“There’s no spirit magic books in Makkaren, you know.” (Lucy)

“Eh? Why?” (Makoto)

“There’s no humans who are Spirit Users.” (Lucy)

Aah, right.

I did learn that in the temple.

“Then how am I going to learn it?” (Makoto)

“Hmm, this is a problem.” (Lucy)

“Haah, I want to go hunt goblins quickly.” (Makoto)

“No you can’t. You have to rest for 1 week more!” (Emily)

Emily, who was passing by, warned me.

“Yo, Jean.” (Makoto)

“Hey, Makoto.” (Jean)

I raise a hand and greet Jean.

He is apparently in the middle of training so that he can hunt Rampaging Bisons alone.

Sounds fun.

“Being in the guild the whole time yet being unable to go adventuring is torture.” (Makoto)

I made 7 water balls float and juggle with them.

I have been training like this the whole time lately.

“You say that, yet you are doing something complicated there… Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)

Lucy makes a serious face.

“What?” (Makoto)

“Uhm, Makoto, you are always sleeping in the resting area of the guild, right?” (Lucy)

“Yeah, paying for an inn would be a waste. Or more like, I don’t have the money.” (Makoto)

What I earn from goblin hunting is practically insignificant.

Moreover, I can’t go earn money, so I am slowly losing weight.

I should be fine for around 1 week though…

Life in an Isekai isn’t easy.

“My grandfather works as the village chief of the elves. That’s why I get quite a lot of money sent to me, and I have a contract to stay for a long period of time in an inn.” (Lucy)

“Yeah, I did hear that before.” (Makoto)

A high class lady. I am jealous.

“T-That’s why…u-uhm…you see…” (Lucy)

“Lucy-san?” (Makoto)

“Wouldn’t it be better if you stay in a proper room, Makoto? If it is okay with you, you couldmy room—” (Lucy)

Just before Lucy could finish saying her words that were already fading and hard to pick, someone cuts in.

“Makoto-kun! Have your injuries healed?” (Mary)

Mary-san hugged me from behind.

It is rare to see her not drunk.

It is still daytime after all.

“Mary-san, you are being too rough with an injured person.” (Makoto)

“Wait, Mary! I am having an important talk here!” (Lucy)

Lucy raises her voice on the verge of snapping.

“Hmhmm, are you sure you should be treating me this badly?” (Mary)

Mary grins as she gives me a book.

“Wait, eh?! This is [Spirit Language for Dummies]?” (Makoto)

Wasn’t Makkaren supposed to not have this?

“I heard that you learned a new skill, Makoto-kun. I ordered it from the Spring Log Guild.” (Mary)

‘It was hard, you know~’, says Mary-san.

“The Adventurer Guild of the Wood Country… There are a lot of elves and dwarves there, so it is possible…’, says Lucy.

“Mary-san, thank you very much!” (Makoto)

“Nufufu, it is okay, it is okay. Do your best, Makoto-kun.” (Mary)

She petted my head.

Lucy is sulking at my side.,

Right, we were in the middle of our talk.

“Lucy, you were about to say something, right?” (Makoto)

“…”

Lucy isn’t looking my way.

“Lucy-san?” (Makoto)

“Not really.” (Lucy)

Eh? What happened?

“Uhm, Mary-san, what’s the price of this book?” (Makoto)

“I don’t need the money. But it is guild property, so you have to return it, okay? I am simply lending it to you.” (Mary)

“Understood. Thanks.” (Makoto)

What a relief.

I don’t have much at hand.

Mary-san goes ‘bye~’ and returns to work.

“Aah, that really helps. With this, I can train with Spirit Magic.” (Makoto)

“…” 

What should I do about Lucy who is for some reason in a bad mood?

“Oi, Lucy-san?” (Makoto)

“…Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)

“Y-Yes?” (Makoto)

“Dummy!” (Lucy)

She ran off.

It was really hard to console Lucy that day at dinner, or more like, in her heavy drinking.

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30 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 16: The secret of Lucy

    1. “as crazy as some of Tsuki where they go beyond 40 pages at times, lol”
      Yup, when I think it will only need just a cup of drink, at the end chapter there r 4 cup lying there…
      XD…

      ““Fire on his whole body, you say. How did they even make a baby?” (Makoto)”
      Interesting…
      @_@…

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      1. Well if he’s only ‘covered’ in fire not ‘made’ of it My best guess would be fire resistance spell/skill. That or a turkey baster.

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  1. Heh. Yeah. By pure chance, Reigokai’s first project was with a monster writer like Azumi Kei who seems to like her chapters weighty. Thanks to that, all these other web novels feel like baby mode and our overleveled translator takes several on at once.

    Ma~n. Takatsuki is quite the lady killer. I don’t think we’ve had a proper dense protagonist yet. He’s literally able to look at himself from the outside. How does he not realize how this looks? XD
    …Well, at least he’s a good companion. He said all the right (and wrong) things to cheer her up from the bigger issue, so it’s fine. I don’t think there’s any isekai reader who’d consider demon blood or ties to be a deal breaker at this point.

    He knows what it’s like to have been dealt an uphill battle and to be unneeded by the world, so he’s probably intuitively more sensitive to Lucy’s complexes.
    Also, as he said, many gamers are veterans at taking the various flawed tools at hand and working out a solution with them. It can be quite fun.

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  2. Thans for the chapter, I though her elf side was from her father, it got me as surprise that her father was the demon thoug. Thanks for another wonderfull translation, lets see how far he can take Spirit magic.

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  3. Isabelle Makoto à synonyms for “crazy dense Motherf*cker” ?
    Because between this one and the Luther, I can help but wondering that.

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  4. Noa, Mary and now Lucy…
    I can’t help but think that maybe Makoto needs to re-evaluate himself… Perhaps instead of looking at himself as combat potential, he needs to consider what his personality, levelheadedness and wisdom bring as value to a potential suitor.
    Also, he needs to turn off Calm Mind while alone with Lucy or one of the other two (I feel like Mary is holding herself back due to the worker/client relationship and possibly the age gap).
    Anyway, thanks for all the chapters! I’ll be off to read more, now.

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  5. what the fuck is this, she LITERALLY says what she wants BEFORE Mary interrupts. “Sorry, what were you saying?” SHE ALREADY FUCKING SAID IT! Do you not have a brain? do you not have the ability to extrapolate? ARE YOU A PLANT?! EVEN A TREE BORE THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE!!!!
    And what the FUCK is with that reaction on Lucy’s part? What, Makoto gets a hug and a present and she has to act like she’s fucking insane? What kind of mood swing is that? What is this “soft yandere/semi-tsundere” bullshit? What the fuck kind of melted brain does she have? I know this is a trope, it’s just that it’s not at ALL realistic; INB4 “it’s supposed to be funny” well it’s fucking not, it’s just a really annoying forecast that stamps the novel with “Dude, I’m gonna put a LOT of this shit in here, cause I think it’s super hilarious, and I haven’t grown past the age of 14.”
    Ain’t dealing with this stupid shit, just once is enough to bring me to the verge of dropping it.

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  6. The question about the fire was in the same level as ‘how the giants have sex and childs with humans in Harry Potter’ that I hear someday in a video of youtube, this philosophical questions torture me in the night.

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  7. God Damn it, what is wrong with all these Tsundere main heroine. Lucy is not a trouble maker, more like a Tsundere ARGHHHH

    I was hoping for her to be waifu type

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