DCFM – Chapter 033: Rifreya and Clearing the Darkness

TLN: Double Chapter today! Don’t miss the previous one~.


(I defeated it…) (Hikaru)

It is not like I had confidence in it. 

When I thought she would die, my body just moved.

(Ooh…?) (Hikaru)

I feel Spirit Energy entering my body and power surging from me. 

It is as if I have taken in a part of the monster’s strength.

The woman called Rifreya had fallen on her butt, and was looking at the darkness -most likely at me who’s inside of it.

It should be fine to say the danger has left for now. 

I place the Spirit Stone from the Mantis that’s as if it has the universe inside of it -most likely a Chaotic Spirit Stone- into the Shadow Bag, and decide to disappear.

She should have barely seen me. 

I felt a sense of achievement from defeating a monster while not feeling the voices and gazes.

I might be able to live as a proper explorer.

In the end…I must have wanted to escape from this comfortable hell that is hiding in the darkness.

I defeated a Mantis, so I might be able to live without scavenging for dead people.

With that hope in heart, I turned around and began moving.

Having seen her skills, I would say it should be easy for her to return to the 1st Floor.

I defeated a monster and managed to save a beautiful person.

I even got a treasure before that.

I feel like today will be a good day.

“P-Please wait!” 

The pleading voice coming from my back made my legs stop.

Her face was still beet red even after the battle had finished, and that appearance of hers was fearsomely beautiful.

I felt like I would get dragged in something strange if I were to get too deeply involved.

Moreover, she was being called with -sama. Her armor is a proper white color metal armor. 

It was clear that she is a different type compared to the explorers wandering in this dungeon that you could find anywhere.

“W-Who are you…?” (Rifreya)

“No one. You can go back on your own, right?” (Hikaru)

I did save her because of the circumstances, but that doesn’t mean I have any intentions of getting involved with her.

Gazes of interest continue being directed here from Earth even now after all.

The more beautiful she is, the more those gazes will be on her.

“N-No…I might not be able to…” (Rifreya)

“With your combat power, you should be able to manage against anything aside from the Mantis, right?” (Hikaru)

“I am going to get lost…” (Rifreya)

She looked away and said slightly embarrassed.

This place is close to the stairs leading to the 1st Floor, but distance might not matter much without a map.

She would get lost a whole lot on her own, and once her stamina runs out… It is a possible pattern. No matter how strong you are, if you are attacked by a mixed party of ogres and orcs, you wouldn’t even be able to run away. At worst, you could even meet a Mantis again.

Anyways, it is the same pattern as the time with Grapefull.

The ones who knew their way around must have been her servants.

(Can’t be helped…) (Hikaru)

I already got involved.

She already knows about me. As long as I am inside the Darkness Fog, there should be no worries of her seeing me.

It would be far better than leaving her here and then something I would regret later happens.

“Then, I will escort you till the 1st Floor. Pick up the Spirit Stones. You were the ones that defeated them, right?” (Hikaru)

“Ah, no. You saved me, so I will give you the stones. Forgive my impoliteness here, but can you take them?” (Rifreya)

“Is that okay? Then, I will.” (Hikaru)

The Spirit Stones scattered around are most likely from a pack of orcs.

Around 15.

Honestly speaking, this helps me greatly. 

“Let’s go. But only until the stairs of the 1st Floor, okay?” (Hikaru)

After putting the Spirit Stones in the Shadow Bag, I went to her while still in the darkness, and took her hand. Inside the darkness, I have to do this or I wouldn’t be able to lead her.

That commanding figure of hers in battle was now gone, and she was slightly spacing out here, but this must be because it is after a battle to her very limits.

(Hot.) (Hikaru)

Most likely because of that straining battle, her hand was so hot it felt like it would burn me. 

She made a slightly surprised expression, but after that, she loosened her lips and blushed.

I decide to ignore that and forcefully begin walking.

There’s no trash lying around in the 2nd Floor, so she should be able to walk without any issues even inside the darkness.

If we ignore the monsters, the stairs to the 1st Floor should be really close.

Just like with Grapefull, our connection should end once we reach there. 

That’s how it should have been.

“U-Uhm…can you please tell me your name at least…? You are an explorer of this city, right…?” (Rifreya)

She asked this nervously on the way, but I declined saying ‘We won’t be meeting each other again’.

I won’t deny that I was about to answer reflexively after being asked by a beauty, but it would trouble me to have her be strangely indebted to me.

She has even seen my Dark Spirit Ability. I want to avoid any risks.

“If you are feeling indebted to me, I would like you to not tell anyone you met me here.” (Hikaru)

“O-Okay! Definitely!” (Rifreya)

“…Please do.” (Hikaru)

I am relieved I have managed to have her word about it… That’s why, I might have lowered my guard a bit there.

It was also because there were only a few meters left before reaching the stairs to the 1st Floor, and me trusting Darkness Fog so much that I thought it would be impossible for my appearance to be seen… 

“We are here. We are in front of the stairs, so be careful as you return for the remainder. Don’t go falling into trouble anymore.” (Hikaru)

I let go of her hand and intended to leave while still covered in darkness.

“Uhm…is it okay to show me your appearance one more time?” (Rifreya)

“Hm? No, please forget about me.” (Hikaru)

“I don’t want to…… [Light].” (Rifreya)

That’s why I was too late in reacting to the ability that she chanted suddenly.

The sudden light sphere that appeared cleared out my darkness.

I couldn’t even keep my eyes up because of how dazzling it was.

“W-What’s going on…?” (Hikaru)

“What a relief…the ability worked… If we were to part ways like that, I am sure I would have regretted it my whole life.” (Rifreya)

She stood in front of me and was looking straight at me with an ecstatic expression.

The light ball floating in the air erased the darkness around, and it was gently illuminating the surroundings.

“Did you not know? This is the Light Spirit Ability: Light. It is a plain ability that simply lights up the surroundings, but…today, it did its best job yet.” (Rifreya)

I was shocked.

I saved her, so I didn’t imagine her doing something bordering harassment. 

“Can you please…tell me your name…?” (Rifreya)

“I won’t…! What’s…with you? Why are you doing something like this…?” (Hikaru)

“Because…if I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t even know how you looked like…and I wouldn’t even be able to thank you -even though you saved my life.” (Rifreya)

She said straight.

I might have gotten involved with a type of person that I shouldn’t have gotten involved with.

I felt that, but this is truly crying over spilt milk.

“I apologize for giving my thanks late. I am the Light Templar Apprentice, Rifreya Ashbird. Repaying a debt no matter what is a family precept of the Ashbird Household. I will surely repay you for saving my life soon. Your name…tell it to me at that time, okay?” (Rifreya)

She winked at me after saying this, and left. 

Her platinum blonde hair fluttered as she went up the stairs.

I could only watch that dumbfounded.

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80 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 033: Rifreya and Clearing the Darkness

      1. Thanks for the links.

        I really like the look of Grapeful.
        I am guessing that Rifreya’s outfit is not what she was wearing in this encounter as Hikaru actually mentioned her being armored.

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    1. — She stood in front of me and was looking straight at me with an ecstatic expression.
      Please dont become a yandere, please dont become a yandere, please dont become a yandere…
      >.<…

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      1. I usually check it twice just to be sure but, this time it wasn’t until I finished reading the chapter and went to the comment section that I realize there were two chapters because of someone’s comment

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  1. On the previous chapter Hikaru forgot about the “people watching him” kind of feeling right? Yeah, she definitely is the main heroine (at least I think so… haven’t read the raws so this is just pure speculation xD)
    Thanks for the chapter ~

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    1. Well the gazes he’s feeling is just a misunderstanding from him, it will be explained in the next few chapters so it’s not a major spoiler! Please don’t kill me

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      1. isn´t it pretty obvious, before the messages Hikaru could not truly feel any gazes, so they actually should be product of his trauma combined with the knowledge that people are actually watching him.
        that or a side-effect of seeing the Great darkness spirit and feeling the spirits voice.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!

    I…I don’t know if I should say the new girl is good for him or not, she’s beautiful in his eyes, sure, but her personality is kinda uhh, pushy? Terrible first impression is what’s on my mind when she used Light on him, I know it’s needed for the plot to proceed but I got slightly annoyed when she did what she did, since she might have just bothered our MC more than helped him.
    Also maybe it’s just me but it’s feel like Rifreya put no point into INT but pump them all to STR after reading this chapter lmao

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    1. Well, Hikaru is the type to reject everyone right now, so it would be difficult for him to heal his heart without interacting with someone. A pushy girl might be the ideal person in this situation.

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      1. You guys might be right, but there will probably be more girls coming for our boi so we will have to see who’s the best girl in this, also after rereading again I noticed that she might be noble and she’s also a Light Templar Apprentice, meaning her house might have connection to the Church?

        This is just my speculation but since we have a “Light” Templar Apprentice introduced, so I’d say there’re either multiple Churches (Like a Wind Templar or Fire Templar?) or the other Great Spirits is view as a Great being and only Light Spirit that’s viewed as a target of worship, OR there’s a god/spirit lord that have control over Spirit (like Noah-sama in Weakest Mage) and there’s a Church for them

        But until now I have not seen any character beside people in Earth mention anything about Great Dark Spirit, and Grapefull did mention she has seen a numbers of Light users, but that’s it. So “Light” maybe everyone favorite in this other world here, then we have “Dark”, the other side of “Light” so I think there might be Dark User out there, but they’re not human, and I just hope there won’t be any discrimination in this (…I might have just planted a flag here).

        Also we should noted that the city Hikaru currently lived in have 4 Great Spirits (Fire, Water, Wind and Earth) and he also mentioned about a method of being able to use Spirit Ability is through making contract with a Great Spirit, so I came up with some possibilities for how to become a Spirit User:
        – You are either born with it (noble), or
        – You make a contract with a Great Spirit of a particular element you want (commoner) or
        – Come to the church (Light Spirit User)
        – Be depressed like Hikaru (Dark Spirit User)

        And there might be more Great Spirits than we thought, since this is not the only city we will see, so there should be multiple Great Spirits and there might be a stronger counterpart of them, who know~

        And from what we know so far, Great Dark Spirit-chan is still in the wild (or right next to Hikaru this entire time…) so Light and Dark Spirit should be extremely rare, and they should counteract each other imo, since this time our boi got a surprised [Light] from Rifretya.

        Inconclusion? We might have multiple churches (which is unlikely) or the cliche “Light iz da besto element!” and “Dark element is good you say!? I’m canceling you!”, and beside the method of become a Spirit User, there might be ways to power up your Spirit power beside killing mobs like absorbing Chaos Spirit stone or something, cuz there’s no way with just “being loved by Spirits” is enough to make you use them for a ridiculous amount of times. Then again, this is just my speculation, but the story is getting interesting so my thought just pour out non stop~

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  3. Yay at least he got a spirit stone he can use his necromancy on from that scyther.

    Oh she is definitely going to be the main heroine. Hikaru said she was beautiful and he saved her life. She also happens to have the light element to contrast his darkness element. I’m sure there’ll be a bunch of commenters swooning over her and saying she will be Hikaru’s light to drive away his darkness and other embarrassingly romantic stuff.

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  4. Thanks for the chapter!

    Here comes the main waifu! I’m sure she will heal Hikaru’s heart… Or maybe she will be his direct antagonist… You know all that light vs dark cliche (hopefully not!)

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  5. So one obtains power from kiling monsters, then hikaru must be really weak since he has barely killed anything.
    Main heroine found, she feels pushi but oberal good (though maybe not so much from Hikaru´s point of view)
    Finally first batle without summons (those were skill not summons), seems like Hikaru will be simmilar to Tang San, a control type combatant.
    Thanks for the chapter Reigo-sensei

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  6. Thanks for the chapter.
    Also, greatly appreciate these double releases.

    I am curious as to how much the people on Earth saw of the initial fighting the Hikaru witnessed. I am also curious as to just how high the view count went during this situation.

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  7. Hikaru is gonna have a hard time avoiding her, shes gonna be actively seeking him and can negate his ability to hide to some extent not to mention that she’ll likely find where hes staying when outside the dungeon as well. Another thing I look forward to will he the similarities between our comment sections and the viewers in the story

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  8. Thanks for the Chapter (≧▽≦)

    Ah so this is why the first arc is called ” at least gently illuminate this darkness”..
    It must be because Rifreya is shining in the grey world of Hikaru..

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  9. 1. An instant surge in viewers because theres a beautiful babe
    2. Another batch of haters because they couldnt get any more info to that beautiful babe cause MC is anti-social
    3. MC will surely be nickname in the future as dungeon keeper
    4. I hope this series will not end that MC still holding his v-card

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  10. He’s definitely gonna get flamed by the audience for getting to know a pretty girl lmao
    And his sisters are definitely gonna trash that girl in their commentary.

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  11. Thank you kami-sama.

    The chapter title tricked me! I was gonna wait another 20 but decided to to here cause I thought he would start healing. Well he has at least gotten a bit bettet.

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  12. Thanks for the chapter! ^^
    I wonder if he will go full on tsundere on her with how she brought back colors to his world and is pushy? x)
    And he planted all the dark hero flags very well. XD

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  13. DCFM – Chapter 033: Rifreya and Clearing the Darkness has no next nor previous button.

    Thank you for the translations 😀

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