DCFM – Chapter 042: Rifreya again and Confession

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“Haaah…to think she would be searching for me… What should I do now?” (Hikaru)

I returned to the inn and groaned. 

I don’t know what her objective is, but there’s no way it is something decent. 

Is she trying to report me for being a dark spirit user? Or maybe she wants to convert me into the light religion? I could think of an infinite amount of possible bad things. 

There really…might be the need for me to leave this city. 

Even so, I can’t do much with the money I have in hand. 

I have a map, so moving itself is possible, but I am finally at a stage where I might be able to earn a living from the dungeon. I don’t want to let it go so easily. 

In the end, that day, I entered the dungeon at a time that could be said it is late in the night, and hunted goblins and orcs a bit. 

Before it grew bright outside, I left the dungeon.

I repeated those kinds of days for several days. 

Rifreya wasn’t at the entrance of the dungeon late at night. 

I don’t know if she is still searching for me. 

I went as far as using abilities in the city. 

She probably understood that I am actively avoiding her. 

When I accumulated a good amount of Spirit Stones, I would go to the black market to sell them. 

Whether it is to leave the city or not, I can’t do anything without money. 

“I have finally…found you…!” 

I undid the Darkness Fog right in front of the black market, and was about to enter the store when someone grabbed my arm. 

It seems like this platinum blonde hair beauty that’s out-of-place in this back alley was hiding in the shadow of something. 

It is Rifreya. 

“Y-you, why are you here?” (Hikaru)

“Hmph, this is about the only place that buys Spirit Stones illegally after all. I assumed it would be this place since I didn’t find you as a registered explorer.” (Rifreya)

“Were you waiting here…this whole time…?” (Hikaru)

“Yeah. I tried waiting for you in front of the dungeon, but you weren’t showing up… Well, this place was also a blind shot though.” (Rifreya)

I looked at the old man inside the store, and he shrugged his shoulders deliberately. 

This is not the type of store that would protect the information of their customers. He must have spilled out everything with a silver coin. 

There aren’t that many black haired black eyed people, moreover, one that wears all black.

“Finally…I finally found you, so please don’t run away this time, okay?” (Rifreya)

I failed to react in time because of the shock and Rifreya held my arm tightly. 

Her slender fingers were digging into my arm, and I could feel her strong resolve from that strength that’s impossible to imagine from her appearance. 

Honestly, I was beyond dumbfounded.

I have barely left a trail in this city. 

I have been getting all of my meals in food carts.

It is a lifestyle where I have been coming and going to the dungeon and the inn.

And yet, she managed to find me. I don’t know if to call her tenacious. 

It must mean that…that’s just how much merit there is to find me. 

I could feel abnormal strength from the hand Rifreya is grabbing me with.

If she wanted to, she could crush my arm just like that. 

If I want to get away, I would have to bring out the Night Bugs, summon the Mantis Undead, or bring out a Barrier Stone. 

“…What do you intend to do with me?” (Hikaru)

Does she intend to throw me somewhere since I am a Dark Spirit User? 

Just now, she said ‘registered explorers’. I am an unlicensed explorer. She might be getting a reward from capturing me. 

I don’t want to be thrown into a prison or die in a place like this. 

“Depending on your answer, I will be resisting with everything I’ve got.” (Hikaru)

I have the Mantis Spirit Stone in the Shadow Bag. 

If I summon an undead here, the city will be getting chaotic, but I am sure I will be able to run away.

The summoned undead obeys my orders, so if I only order it to hold Rifreya back, it won’t be taking the life of anyone. 

I will be left with no choice but to leave the city though. Whichever the case, I won’t be able to stay in this city anymore. 

But what she said surpassed anything I imagined. 

“Eh? What, you ask? Nothing, really… I simply wanted to thank you for saving my life, you know?” (Rifreya)

She said straight. 

Isn’t she going to be throwing me to a government facility or something? 

No, she might stab me in the back when I drop my guard. 

No matter how beautiful a person is, she is a stranger. I must not lower my guard.

“No need to. Let go.” (Hikaru)

“I won’t. You would run away.” (Rifreya)

“As I am saying, there’s no need to thank me. Conversation over.” (Hikaru)

“Even if it is fine with you, it is not for me. Just give me a bit of your time, okay?” (Rifreya)

Rifreya smiles. 

What’s with this girl? 

She isn’t listening at all.

Now that I think about it, she is the person that cleared out my darkness with a Light Spirit Ability. 

But continuing this cat-and-mouse would be a bad move. 

There’s the eyes of people even in a back alley. 

No, it is because it is in a back alley that there’s people who watch and sneer from their window, and people passing by who watch intently.

Rifreya herself isn’t taking her eyes off me either. 

I don’t know when those laughs and those gazes will be appearing, and cold sweat ran down my back.

“Just give it a break already! I told you I don’t need your thanks. What’s your objective?! Your life has been saved. Isn’t it fine with just that?!” (Hikaru)

I pushed her to the wall with my grabbed arm.

Her saying she wants to thank me must be an excuse. 

I won’t go as far as saying she is lying, but it is giving me a really bad feeling. 

Or maybe this is the way this world gives their thanks? I can’t tell that far since I lack the common sense of this world. 

But even if that’s the case, I had no intentions of getting involved with her. 

“I…” (Rifreya)

Rifreya had a bright red face and was trembling as she was pushed onto the wall, and was muttering something in a low voice.

Maybe she didn’t expect me to fight back, even though she should be far stronger than me, she isn’t resisting and is staying like that.

She is red all the way to her ears, so she might just burst and suddenly go into a frenzy.

I placed strength into my arm.

“…with you…” (Rifreya)

She once again said something in a low voice.

She was trembling a lot here, and I felt something ghastly was about to happen.

This might be bad. 

While I was thinking about how to get away, Rifreya raised her head slowly, and said with a resolute expression.

“I have fallen in love with you! That’s why!” (Rifreya)

“Eh?” (Hikaru)

She said with damp eyes. 

I didn’t understand what she was saying at first.


Did she say love just now…?

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124 thoughts on “DCFM – Chapter 042: Rifreya again and Confession

    1. At this point, is it me or she is basically a stalker ?

      This type of tenacious girl might be able to break the walls in the heart of Hikaru. Also, a confession ? Now, the chances of having a dense protagonist are lower.

      1. It’s less than a stalker but more on the “Never Give Up” mentality. But yeah, both has a thin boarder between them.

      2. Rather than dense, he’s more like a denial at this point. He still couldn’t trust people no matter what kind of personality they have. It’s not enough just by confessing your love. I bet he will reject her (at least not immediately accepting her love). Trust is something that you gained slowly, not instantly. Even if she’s stalking him I don’t think that she’s really a stalker. Maybe she’s more like a devoted type of girl? Well, it won’t change the fact that she’s stalking him. Also, I do think that she’s maybe the right person that could break through the wall and fog that surrounding Hikaru’s heart. At least finally we got our first heroine candidate.

      3. I like Rifreya. Yes, she’s a bit of a stalker but she has her reasons! And honestly, Hikaru is a desperate case right now, so that’s the right way to get to him…
        Go girl!

    1. Ohhhhhhh. What a chad! As expected of spirit users, they sure are quick to get heroines! I thought she would ask something of him but that was way too unexpected. What would be his move now?

      1. Most likely she wanted to ask him to party with her and slowly spend time together an build a relationship, but because he reacted like that (counts like Kabedon?) she couldnt avoid telling the truth.

    1. “Onii-chan, youuuuuuuu BAKA!!!” the imouto’s might be yelling as of now. and the Imouto’s fan are crying out loud trolling the internet shouting justice!!!
      MC gain another haters now…

  1. 😂 I really, really want the bulletin board chapter fast! Just for the sake of reactions. Anyway, never thought that she confessed at this point. Well, maybe that is the correct choice considering it is really hard to get Hikaru to stay… Thanks for the double chapters!

  2. In Hikaru´s mind: OH SHIT, a confession, now my viewers will triple or more, must run!
    Jokes aside these were really good chapters, Hikaru is slowly getting an idea of how valuable spirit stones are,
    we got to know that Rifreya´s traking abilities are quite good and Hikaro got confessed.
    Now i´m curious howwill thing develop. Will he give her a answer inmediately?, Will he run away? how will his brocon sisters react?

    Thanks for the chapter Reigo-sensei

  3. Well, that was fast. So fast in fact that Hikaru couldn’t process what is happening anymore. He looks like the type of guy who gets dragged around by others so if Rifreya push hard enough I’m sure she’ll get this in the bag.

      1. Even he reject her, I think she will attack again.
        I afraid this type of girl but I think she is suit with this mind breaking Hikaru the most.

  4. Dude has serious problems with females… Mark my words, there would probably be no normal ones among em….

      1. Unless you like yandere cause it is a yandere harem. The girls are a stalker, a chuuni knight(ninja) , a masochist, a serial killer, a extreme brocon, a sleeping beauty, a vampire and a school nurse. All of them are yandere in varying degree.

          1. If you are really heavy into yangirls i’d also advertise a “Regressor Instruction Manual”.

  5. Waifu confirmed! Now we just need to know if he’ll accept her.

    I hope Rifreya will get him to register, he deserves more money than what he gets.

    The sisters definitely going nuts now.

  6. Thanks for the Chapter (≧▽≦)
    Oh dang first waify is finally here!
    Also i almost skipped to chapter 42 because the order in NU is messed up….

  7. I approve of this change of circumstances. Rather, it’ll take this much to get through this blockhead emo kid. This much resolve is needed to make this antisocial guy to party up. Rifreya? GOOOOO JOOOOOB!

  8. If they ever end up together and have children the “how do your parent first meet? ” question would be awkward.

    Child: How mom and dad first meet and confessed?
    Hikaru: She stalked me
    Rifreya:*blush* cause you keep running away
    Child:*thinking* (I can’t tell this on school)

    1. No, they first meeting would be fairy tale like
      “I rescued your mommy from being killed by a big bad monster”

  9. Well… that was quick xD
    I hope she’ll at least get him to register as a legit explorer tho
    Thanks for the chapter ~

  10. Thanks again for the double chapters!
    Thanks to the sponsors too! 👍

    Now, how our dark hero janitor will react to this sudden confession?! How the viewers will spike? So curious! Reigokai-sensei dropping us with another cliff!!

    By the way, i was reflecting about the option to bring some loved one to the isekai. Is said that you cannot strengthen it with points, but what about the normal ways of the world, like the contract with the spirits and the monstrosity transformation?

  11. Waifu confirmed! Just as expected of a spirit user. Anyways she needed to be this tenacious and/or stalker-y because Hikaru is too paranoid and closed off at this point for any sort of normal confession to work.

    Meanwhile I can practically hear the imoutos screaming at their onii-chan. Now we gotta wait for the BB chapter to learn what their reactions were to this. Well at least Hikaru hasn’t checked his viewers because he’d probably see the number immediately jumping into the millions. Both from the fans squeeing over Rifreya’s confession and the haters being pissed that such a beautiful girl confessing to someone they hate.

  12. Thanks for the triple release, a point blank confession, there is no runing away from this one, wondering how will his sisters react to to his.

  13. Oh wow I did not see that coming, although I figure she wanted to get to know him and maybe give him a reward but this might be an interesting way to start smashing open the walls of his heart bit by bit

  14. And here is where the story proper starts.

    I hadn’t mentioned it before, but in the Google translated raws, the cat girl scout’s name is presented as “Grapefrue”, may have been a shortened form of grapefruit. (I don’t want want to spoil things, but there’s a very good reason for me think of this, but it will be quite a ways off from here. I’m not complaining here, but just thought I’d toss that out. (the name could very well be Grapefull, after all).

  15. Am I the only one that wants him to tell her to get lost? It always seems like the protagonist accepts them, so I’d like a little bit of change here.

  16. oh god i totally didn’t expect that,who would have thought that a beautiful girl would fall in love to our mc, shocking right?/i> (in a monotonous tone)

    1. i honestly didn’t expect her to confess befoe ch 400000000000000000000000000000….. like in most ln’s

      1. Well, I agree thar that may have been very common at one point. But frankly there are loads of novels where confessions and or relationships are made quickly here are some:

        In another world with my smart phone, the princess quickly confessed and did her best to make him accept, which he eventuelle does.

        Tsuki ga Michi, both of his companions are pretty open about their feelings, and they finally penertrate his guard and get him, though it was more his reluctance than ignorance for a long time.

        Magi’s grandson, they are practically an item instantly…

        Arifureta, release a cute vampire and you get assulted in a good way;)

        Demon lord’s tale, one of my personal favorites, though he only gets officially engaged rather late, he has plenty of lovy dovey time with Lefi beforehand.

        Chronicles of an aristocrat and reincarnated boy’s growth log, are also both fast and they are quite similar.

        As you can see, I am getting more and lazy with the details x3.

        Point being there are plenty of stories where the relationship is established quickly, and I just pointed out some of the first ones that came to mind:)

        1. I just want to add,
          I was caught up in a hero Summoning but the world was at peace.
          The MC was proposed by a character during their first meeting. That was damn nice..lol

        2. Yeah except all of those examples are trash. I can accept early confessions, but hope this novel doesn’t turn out like those.

      2. True. I feel like the way this story is written is helping a lot. The way the author puts in chapters that are just comments means that he’s constantly analyzing what other people might say about what happened in the past chapters. What they liked, what they were annoyed by. So I have good hopes for the rest of this book

  17. I coughed a bit of blood at that cliche statement… but I feel like Hikaru is about to get a whole lot more hurt soon for some reason

  18. one time JUST ONE TIME I want an mc who bitch slaps a girl like this,
    lets think back,

    1:used magic on him without his permission to do something that was clear he didn’t want
    2:tried to force a meeting with him by guarding where he has to be able to make money
    3:when 2 didn’t work she stalked him found where he was
    4:after he ran away (a clear sign that he was not comfortable being around her) she found the place he sells his stuff and pays him for info on him
    5:when he comes back she tries to physically restrain him so he cant run away
    6:when he resists by tossing her off his arm she starts crying and saying that she loves him.

    like just take a hint HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE AROUND YOU

    1. I agree, but considering their bad elemental matchup and the fact that she can physically overpower him, when they’re both in a place where he can’t use his best moves without dragging in the innocent population of the whole town, slapping her silly is simply not an option.

  19. Dang she was so damn straught, optimistic person is scary or more like when optimistic person fall in love

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