WM – Chapter 40: The tragedy of Sasaki Aya

“I guess it is about time…” 

I have become strong.

I am the No.3 in strength within the big family of the Lamias.

I am confident that I wouldn’t lose to the monsters in this underground lake area one-on-one.

My sisters of the same age are now independent enough.

They can properly hunt now.

Mother-sama seems to be thinking about giving birth to the next children.

When that happens, I will be an older sister.

If I get little sisters, I will definitely grow attached and won’t be able to leave.

The next time I go out alone, let’s leave.

That’s what I secretly decided.

◇◇

“This is bad! The little sisters are being attacked by an Ice Tiger!” 

That notice was sudden.

That day wasn’t a day where I had a turn in hunting.

By the time I hurriedly ran there, there were already several of my sisters dead.

Ice Tigers are tigers with blue fur that do an attack called Ice Breath.

Whenever the Ice Tiger exhales white breath, I could feel my body growing duller.

“What’s with this?!” 

I punch the Ice Tiger flying with anger and wrath.

The Ice Tigers that saw their comrade die in one hit ran away.

“Everyone…” 

I stagger my way to the corpses of my sisters.

It was horrible.

Their insides were devoured, their arms torn apart…

The sisters that were okay were all in tatters.

“Why…Why…” 

“Ice Tigers are our natural enemy. The breath they exhale cool the air, and dull the movements of us Lamias.” 

Elder Sister-sama mutters this mortified.

Those words made me snap.

“Why did you not tell me faster?!” 

“You know the law of hunting. It is better not to run your imagination wild until actually seeing the enemy. Acquire experience and become stronger.” 

“That’s not what I mean! If you told me about the Ice Tigers faster, they wouldn’t have died!” 

“Are you saying I am the one in the wrong?!” 

“That’s right! You are wrong, Elder Sister-sama!” 

I went against Elder Sister-sama for the first time.

I was probably not in a correct state of mind because of my first time witnessing the death of my sisters.

Even though I could have protected them if I had been there!

“You don’t understand anything at all!” 

“You blockhead Elder Sister-sama! You killed them all!” 

“Are you saying you would have done better?!” 

“Better than you!” 

Normally, Elder Sister-sama would just push it aside saying ‘good grief’, but right now she was making a truly angered face.

“You…!” 

She punched me.

“What are you doing?!” 

I punched her back.

From there on, it turned into a grand fist fight.

“““W-Wait.”””

The older sisters and the surviving little sisters try to get in between us to stop us, but no one can stop a fight between the No.2 and No.3.

Elder Sister-sama is strong.

I don’t know her age, but she was born far before us, and has been leading the Lamias for a long time.

If I were to compare her to the crazy flashy beauty that is Mother-sama, she would be the slightly cold, long, slender, and well-proportioned beauty.

That Elder Sister-sama had a big scowl on her beautiful face, grabbing my hair, and swinging her fist.

Compared to that, I am a little bit older than 1 year, and my body had only matured recently.

Normally, it shouldn’t be possible for me to win in a fight against Elder Sister-sama, but maybe thanks to these so called skills, we were on par.

Elder Sister-sama and I pulled each other’s hair, coiled around each other’s body, and continued punching each other.

At the moment when my consciousness was about to fly away, Elder Sister-sama lost consciousness completely.

“I won…” 

After that, I also fainted.

 

“Haah, what are you doing?” 

“…”

“…”

Later, we were reprimanded by Mother-sama a whole lot. 

Elder Sister-sama and I didn’t meet eye to eye.

Elder Sister-sama also doesn’t look over here.

“Hey now, you girls are the center of this family. Get along with each other.” 

Mother-sama who doesn’t worry about the small stuff was exasperated at us. In the end, the two of us didn’t say a single word, and finished the preaching.

◇◇

 Since the fight with Elder Sister-sama, factions were made in our family. 

The first one was the Elder Sister-sama group.

The other one was a group with me as the center.

The group of Elder SIster-sama continued with the method of having the young ones be the center and have the older ones join to follow up if needed.

On the other hand, our method was for me to stand at the front when hunting.

At first, I thought our group was the better one because, even if we were attacked by enemies, we didn’t have much casualties.

But that wasn’t the case.

The hunting method of Elder Sister-sama helped them grow individually.

My group was relying solely on me.

(I messed up…) 

I am happy that they rely on me, but that’s not good.

I can’t leave anymore.

(Elder Sister-sama might have been right…) 

“…”

“…”

Even when we Elder Sister-sama and I pass by each other every now and then, we haven’t spoken to each other for days.

Even though in the past, we were sisters that got along with each other.

I am trying to get the timing right so that we can be together alone, but that chance didn’t come.

Elder Sister-sama is always together with someone lately…

I had no other choice but to forcefully get closer to Elder Sister-sama and whisper to her.

“Hey, I have something to talk to you about alone. Come to the back of the waterfall.” 

“?! W-What’s with you? Shouldn’t it be fine right now?” 

No.

There’s no way I can do something as unsightly as lowering my head in front of everyone.

“Tonight, okay?” 

“…Got it.” 

Alright alright, let’s end this sibling fight with this.

◇◇

 I went back to my bed and waited for the time when I had to meet with Elder Sister-sama.

Just that, because of the hunts I have been doing every day, I ended up dozing off.

(Oh, crap! I hope I didn’t oversleep.) 

I hurriedly tried to wake up…

But I noticed an abnormality.

(The air is cold?)

Because the lair of the Lamias is close to some Lava Cave or whatever, the temperature is on the high side.

We are weak to cold after all.

“Everyone! Older Sisters! Mother-sama!” 

I look around to tell them about this abnormality.

“Eh?” 

And a nightmare was present there.

My older sisters, my siblings, their bodies were pale white and collapsed on the ground.

It doesn’t look like they are breathing.

The ones who were breathing were being attacked by harpies.

“You…! From where did they…?!”

Our lair has an entrance that cannot be opened unless a member of the family opens it from the inside.

There’s no way enemies can enter!

“Kyahahahahahaha!”

The harpies laugh with an ear-ringing voice.

“Damn it!” 

I tried to fight just like always, but my body was heavy like lead.

My body was raising a cry from the cold.

“Mother-sama!” 

I can’t do anything.

Mother-sama, save us!

But at the throne where my mother is always sitting on, there’s an unknown blonde woman.

That beauty had as much impact as mother.

And the one collapsed below the feet of that woman is mother!

“Mother-sama!” 

I tried to run to where she is, but the surrounding harpies held me down.

“Get off me!”, I struggle.

“Hoh? Are you the young snake girl that I have heard has been bullying my family?” 

“Who are you…?” 

“I am the mother of the Harpies. We have been fighting the Lamias for 300 years, and finally, I can now finish off this annoying woman.” 

“Uuuh…” 

The woman that calls herself the boss of the harpies kicks Mother-sama, and she lets out a groan.

“M-Mother-sama!” 

“It is you, huh… Run away.” 

“Ahahahaha! Watch. The last moments of your mother.” 

After saying this, she screwed her hand into the chest of my mother, and yanked out her heart.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!” 

Mother-sama raises a scream.

STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!

“What a beautiful color.” 

Is what she said, as the woman that called herself the mother of the harpies swallowed the heart! 

Mother-sama stopped moving.

“YOU!! I WILL KILL YOU!!” 

“Now then, only you remain.”

“Eh?” 

I look around.

Older Sisters.

Siblings.

Everyone.

They are all dead.

“No way.”

“Even so, what unbelievable lifeforce. Even though you are still a young monster. Are you a variant monster?” 

The enemy boss is saying something.

What am I doing?

I have to defeat the enemy.

“Right! Elder Sister-sama! Elder Sister-sama, save us!” 

The No.2 that our family can rely on.

What are you doing at a time like this?! 

“The eldest sister of your family was the one who invited us in.” 

That woman…what did she say just now?

“Even though Lamias are supposed to be a race that has a strong family bond.” 

She looks at me with a gaze of pity.

There’s no way that’s true.

Elder Sister-sama wouldn’t do something like that.

“She told us to please kill the lively youngest child, you see. With sisters killing each other, the Lamias are done for.” 

When I heard those words, I lost all sense of reason, and struggled.

I sent the harpies who were restraining me flying.

And lunged towards the enemy boss.

The enemy wasn’t agitated at all.

“Hey, there’s not enough cold.” 

At the place where the mother of the harpies spoke to…

“Human?!” 

“We are not good with magic, you see. That must be the case for you guys too though.” 

Being hit by the magic of a human mage, I couldn’t move at all.

“Now then, bye… Last of the Lamias.” 

Those were the last words I could pick up.

The sharp claws of the harpy boss tore me up.

I died.

It was irritating that my second life would end within cold ice. 

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47 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 40: The tragedy of Sasaki Aya

      1. Well it will be pointless if she dies before meet him. But if she “Died” sounds like her elder sister is the one that meet Makoto maybe or another monster? After all she didnt seem surprised for see Makoto and the sister lamia told that was the from of hunting humans.

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    1. Gooood moorn peeps, what is goin on here…..by the pope….Nooooo! Thought the story would b a bit relax but it does get dark. So, yesssss! Rise from the ashes sa-san n go for the revenge route! N also quite amazed to see monsters hiring human help hmmmmm.

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    2. There is a lot of ways she can come back. Mostly skills, after all she is like Makoto and the others and have skills so maybe she have something like ressurection / regeneration or is really hard to kill and can heal her body with time.

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  1. Thanks for the chapter!
    I’m waiting for the next chapter to tell me that Makoto saved her in time! Also this is why you don’t say such misunderstanding things Sasaki!!!! Honestly, I have no idea how to feel about this, I understand wanting to protect your siblings but y’all are monsters that need to grow to be independent, babying them till the end can’t be good….

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  2. I wonder if the one asking for Makoto and Lucy’s help was a transformed harpy instead of a lamia.
    All otherworlders seems to have around three skills, but for Saya only the charging one is known. There could be a surprise waiting.

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  3. Hmm. Am I the only one suspicious about the human mage with the Harpy queen? Maybe this have a connection with the revived demon king army? And I’m not convinced with Ayaya being dead. She’s gonna be like a shoujo-manga protag that somehow saved by the almighty plot armor! Anyway thanks for the chapter and stay safe guys.

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  4. …Whoa. I was not expecting that.
    I mean, the tragedy was basically told to us and the build-up was clear, but I didn’t think poor Sa-san would outright die.

    Does this mean Sasaki is going to be reincarnated as something else? She and her eldest sister totally have a grudge match now too.

    Hmm. The harpies recruited the help of humans, huh? That…makes a lot of sense, actually. As far as tipping the balance in a race war for seducing type monsters…

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  5. Damn! Damn! Damn! This is totally screwed up. I hope this is a precog dream or something. She can’t get killed before meeting her guy. She’s strong and should be getting stronger. Thanks for the chapter.

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  6. Well Noah told Makoto he was gonna have a reunion or he has to be Sa-chan on this trip. I just hope that it is not Noah who is behind this massacre.

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  7. With how sappy our mc is there’s no way the author has it in them to actually kill her off, she’s either not dead and about to be saved by makato or she will revive again and defs meet him.

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  8. I don’t think Sa-san is dead. Everybody who came to this world got skills that either relate to their personalities or their likes. Which is why Fuji-yan and Makoto who are both gamers got skills related to video games. So since Sa-san is also a gamer I can see her getting some skill like being able to revive like she used a Phoenix Down or respawn somewhere else or be able to reload from an earlier manual savepoint/autosave checkpoint.

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  9. I think this is one of those things where it’s like expectation moved faster than reality. So she ain’t dead, but who was the one that asked for help from the MC?
    Haven’t been to this site for AGES an I managed to come across this gem. Thanks for the Chapter

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  10. O_O

    You’re kiddind right?
    It must be a nightmare or a vision of the futur through a dream right? ^^”
    Because, if it’s reality, I fear that the human that freezed them was Makoto after being tricked by the Elder Sister.
    Thanks for the chapter and it is for sure a cliff at Niagara’s level! x)
    Can’t wait to read the conclusion of this! ^^

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  11. Thanks for the chapter.
    hmm maybe a nightmare, but it can be true. the No. 2 in the Lamia family is ver jealous and I wouldn’t be surprised if she decided to kill off the family and let Sasaki Aya live to grieve and pain. typical stuff, someone is jealous and decides to destroy stuff.

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  12. The girl in tattered clothes must be the sister. However, doesn’t he usually get a box saying help her or not? Besides that, if he ended up hurting his friend, I’d feel sorry for the Harpies. Not one would leave from that waterfall. Noah would most likely speak up too. I really hate cliffhangers.

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