My death Flags show no Sign of Ending – Chapter 81
Chapter 81 is here! And it’s a pretty long one, so brace yourselves!
I wanted to post it a little early this time, but I was kinda sick, so, sorry, but at least it’s on time >< By the way, this chapter was edited by Fordoom who did an excellent job despite being sick, thanks a lot and I hope you’ll get well soon!
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Anyway, here is the chapter, I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Clara was crying. She was not raising her voice, but there were so many tears spilling down from her cheeks through the gaps between her fingers as she covered her face with her hands, that even the ground became wet. She could pretty much be said to be sobbing.
That confused Harold.
Certainly, considering he had saved Clara and her daughter Colette’s life, crying from gratitude was an understandable reaction from her.
However, Harold was not guilt-free regarding the chain of incidents that had befallen the two of them. He had not done it on purpose, but that situation was only due to his own carelessness, coupled with the Stokes couple’s false accusations. Clara was not at fault in the slightest, and yet, she and her daughter were forced to move from where they used to live. Given those details, rather than her being thankful to him to the point of crying, he felt like he should be the one seriously apologizing to her.
In addition, it had been about eight years since he had taken Harold’s body. In that time, most people he had met with would only show him two feelings, fear or hatred. It had been a long time since he had grown accustomed to those circumstances.
This was why he was stumped on how to interact with such frontal feelings of gratitude. However, he knew that the current situation looked bad from an objective point of view. A man was making a widow cry at her front door in the dark of the night; such a scene would probably immediately be reported to the authorities.
For the time being, Harold had to make Clara settle down and show him inside the house.
【”Are you freaking done yet? I recall saying that I have questions to ask.”】
【”M-my apologies. Sorry if the house doesn’t look too good, but please do come inside.”】
As she said that, Clara made way for Harold towards the wooden bungalow. A lamp was on with its light illuminating the house’s interior that was certainly modest when compared to Harold’s living environment. However, even though it was small, it was a neat living space which was not displeasing in the slightest from the point of view of Harold, who still couldn’t let go of his common man’s way of thinking, no matter how much time had passed.
Rather than such things, the problem he had at present was with the person who was looking his way, peeking at him from the shadows; that girl who shared the same characteristic blond hair as her mother was no other than Colette.
【”Colette, Harold-sama is here. Come greet him.”】
【”I-it’s been a long time, Harold-sama…”】
Colette talked nervously and bowed her head. It was his first meeting with her in five years, but as expected, she had grown to be so lovely that one could not help but call her a beauty. She had the same appearance that Harold knew from the game.
The last time Harold met her was at Delfit’s fighting tournament. At the time, wanting Colette to become stronger, Harold riddled her with some slightly severe words, and it seemed like she was somewhat scared because of that.
【”Colette, huh? You come here, too.”】
He made Colette sit down without giving her any chance to protest. The Ameller parent and child were now sitting at a small table, facing Harold. While trying the tea that Clara had given him with a “I don’t know if it will suit your taste, but…”, Harold once again started exposing the circumstances of the current matter.
【”I heard that some thieves broke into the neighboring house last night, correct?”】
【”How many were they?”】
【”I heard they were two.”】
【”Did anyone see them?”】
【” The Griffiths couple, who live in the house where the burglary happened, and their son, Liner-kun. As far as I know, only the three of them saw the burglars, and the rumors say that they were concealing themselves with black robes.”】
【”But your neighbors aren’t here.”】
【”The parents were attacked by the criminals and are in the hospital. As for Liner-kun, he went to chase after the burglars this afternoon and left the village…”】
Harold compared all the facts that Clara knew with the information he had, and it seemed like there was no big inconsistency. Naturally, she didn’t know about the criminals’ objective yet.
While feeling relieved, Harold turned his gaze towards Colette, who had been silent for quite some time.
【”That guy who chased after them, is he the one with the red hair?”】
Having understood who Harold was referring to once he spoke of “red hair”, Colette nodded her head, although her response showed she was still somewhat scared.
Thinking that was no good, Harold spoke words aimed at purposely making her anxious.
【”If my expectations are right, then he’s going to die.”】
Colette and Clara got their breaths taken away from them. As Harold expected, saying that so bluntly gave them a big shock.
However, this was not a harmless threat. If Liner were to take action by himself and to end up fighting against Ventus and Lilium, he would suffer a heavy defeat. Moreover, in this world, a defeat was most often equal to death, unlike the game where it just brought a “continue”.
In order to avoid that, Harold had ordered Ventus and Lilium not to kill, but even so, what if some unforeseen accident were to occur during the combat? Therefore, if possible, Harold wanted Colette to quickly follow after Liner right now.
Hence why he chose to urge Colette to move.
【”Based on the eye-witnesses’ reports, it’s very likely that the criminals responsible for the robbery are the members of a thief group which has been making a fuss around the royal capital lately, 『Trinity』. The problematic part is that those guys tend to have high fighting abilities, and even when they’re caught on the crime scene, they just force their way through and escape. “】
Of course, that was a downright lie. There was no such thief group. Harold just halfheartedly came up with that name and setting on the spot. Even in the game, that trio had no title, so Harold had to think of one himself.
However, since they had no way to know about that, Colette and Clara’s faces turned pale. Thanks to this, they did not even think of questioning Harold about why he was chasing after such dangerous people. If he could get them to keep ignoring that part, it would really help him.
As she thought of the possibility that she would lose Liner, Colette felt sad. She was regretting the fact that she did not force him to stop, and that feeling was clearly transmitted through the tone of her voice.
However, Harold disregarded the pain in her heart and questioned her mother, Clara, once again.
【”So, where did those guys escape to?”】
【”They went to the next town, towards the west…”】
【”Humph, then I guess I should go back to the royal capital for now and set things up.”】
【”A-aren’t you going after them?”】
Just as planned, Colette was pulled by Harold’s words.
Colette likely wanted Harold to run after Liner and help him. Harold knew she did, but, after all, if he did that, Colette would end up not following Liner. On the other hand, taking Colette along with him would leave him with an extremely narrow timing to withdraw.
Not doing it well could expose him as being the head of the criminal group.
【”Not right now. Some preparations are needed to capture trinity.”】
【”But, then, what about Liner?!”】
【”You want me to put myself in danger to rescue that guy? Is that what you want to fricking say?”】
Harold’s harsh words daringly crushed Colette’s alternative of letting others deal with the problem.
【”That’s not what I…”】
【”Oh, I see, then what did you actually mean?”】
Colette hanged her head in shame while biting her lip. It seemed like she had nothing to answer back with.
Moreover, in order to persuade her, Harold kept on talking.
【”Those guys kill people just to steal from them, it’s also guaranteed that their fighting power is the real deal, and you’re telling me to go chase after them for your own damn convenience?”】
【”But… still, you’re strong so…”】
【”Yeah, certainly, I could win against them.”】
【”I told you, didn’t I? They’re a group. It’s meaningless to capture one of them if the others manage to escape. In short, I’ll need some more people backing me up if I’m to capture Trinity myself. And how could I guarantee those people’s lives? If you can bear all the responsibilities for this, I’ll go chase after the criminals right away.”】
“Giving a sound argument is not always the right thing to do” Harold was pretty sure someone somewhere had once said something along those lines, and he felt that it certainly applied to the current situation. Even if Harold’s arguments were 100% correct, could crushing the wishes of an innocent young girl really be said to be the right choice?
No, to begin with, there was no sound argument that could justify his unreasonable behavior. But while he did think that, Harold still did not change his conduct.
【”Stop acting like a spoiled child, Colette. Depending on someone and relying on them is not the same thing.”】
【”『I thought you had experienced for yourself how helpless it feels to be weak. But if you’re still going to choose a weakling’s way of life despite that, then suit yourself. 』”】
Harold repeated the words he had said to Colette five years prior.
Relying on people was good in itself. Family and friends’s relationships are structured around mutual reliance and support.
However, Colette was dependent on her surroundings. Not doing anything herself and just relying on her surroundings one-sidedly was completely wrong of her. For the past eight years, she had kept holding onto her worries and her fear of death without being able to speak of it to anyone, and yet, Harold, or rather, Kazuki Hirasawa, wanted to tell her to hang in there some more, like he did as he struggled through this world.
Well, that’s awfully selfish of me, but still. He thought.
【”I don’t know if you remember those words, but is this the result you came to from being saved and surviving? Pathetic.”】
The noise of a moving chair resounded. Unable to bear with Harold’s rash remarks, Colette had shaken herself off from Clara, who tried to stop her, and ran out of the house. Harold wondered if the slight reflection of light within the dark came from her tears.
Silence fell in between Harold and Clara.
(…Maybe I said too much. )
Harold’s mouth already had an established reputation for always going too far. The current situation was what would happen when Harold, who had to put a stopper on himself by nature, got too passionate.
While drinking his black tea that had started to cool down, he was having cold sweat thinking about what to do. He had no more spare time to try anything.
Even though he had asked Elu for a horse, if he didn’t get out of Bloche village soon, he would be unable to arrive at the neighboring town before the break of dawn; in which case, Liner would get to the fog valley all by himself. Harold intended to stealthily follow behind him for safety’s sake, so he could not just linger here.
【”If Colette tells you she’s going to run after Liner, don’t stop her.”】
【”…Why? If the situation is as you described it, then as Colette’s mother, it’s impossible for me not to stop her, Harold-sama. “】
That was only natural.
However, Harold could not just nod and agree here. If his persuasion failed, he would have no choice but to get Elu to incite Colette to follow Liner, but even then, Clara would be the one to become a barrier to Harold’s plans.
Hence, that’s why he said that to her.
【”Humph, like mother like daughter, huh? You both haven’t changed at all.”】
【”What are you talking ab-…”】
【”I’m talking about how you always stupidly get caught in absolutely pointless worries.”】
【”Don’t tell me you… does that mean you intended to help that child from the beginning, Harold-sama…?”】
He did not plan to say that much, but in order to keep things on the same track as the game’s story, he intended to offer as much support as he possibly could from the shadows. Perhaps this was Colette’s highest chance for survival.
If Justus’ plans were to succeed, most people would die, therefore, being a part of the protagonist’s party that spared no efforts to obstruct those plans, Colette would surely be able to find a way to escape from the jaws of death.
【”Our talk ends here. You already know this, but, you better not tell anyone that I came here.”】
With those parting words, Harold left the house.
There were three hours remaining until the break of dawn.
Even though spring had passed and the weather had gotten warmer, the night wind still pierced the skin a little. It was too much for Colette, who had promptly rushed out in light clothes.
However, she did not feel like going back to her house at all.
『Depending on someone and relying on them is not the same thing.』
『I thought you had experienced for yourself how helpless it feels to be weak. But if you’re still going to choose a weakling’s way of life despite that, then suit yourself. 』
Harold’s biting words were still echoing in her mind.
His way of speaking made her feel angry. The fact that she could not answer back to him made her feel vexed. But, the feeling that overtook the rest was shame, for she had not grown up at all. She had been so satisfied with the status quo that she had not paid attention to Harold’s advice. She regretted all those days she had wasted doing nothing.
As she wondered why things had turned out this way, Colette endured the tears that were welling up in her eyes while looking up at the starry sky.
Until the previous day, she had a modest life, however, she was happy. She was with her dear mother, and with her close childhood friend, and she had no dissatisfaction or anxiety.
In the blink of an eye, that daily life had crumbled to pieces. All she was left with was her helpless self, and her regret from not being able to do anything. Maybe this was what Harold was concerned about five years before.
Powerless and aimless, Colette was just wandering about, walking totteringly. The memories of the times she spent with Liner were flooding her from everywhere. So far, they had been common and ordinary to her, but it was not until this situation came to be that Colette understood how important those memories really were.
【”Oh? Is that Colette?”】
Suddenly, the night wind carried a voice to Colette’s ears. From the sound’s direction appeared Elu, with the exact same smile that he had during the day.
Colette came to herself, and realized that she had walked all the way to the west gate of the village. She did not remember how she got there.
【”What brings you here so late at night? And why are you so lightly dressed?”】(Elu)
Colette could not possibly say that she had run away due to her own foolishness being pointed out.
Since she didn’t want to answer, she questioned Elu in return.
【”Lots of things happened. What about you, Elu? What are you taking a horse for? Is something the matter”】
【”No, it’s jut that some scary man came and woke me up earlier. He told me to sell him a new horse ’cause he had ridden his own horse to its death.”】
【”A scary man?”】
【”Yeah. He was a man with red eyes, about as old as you are. He had a sharp glint in his eyes, and I just immediately sold him the horse without thinking.”】
From Elu’s description of the “scary man”‘s features, Colette knew who he was referring to. It was definitely Harold. And judging from his words and actions, it seemed like he had come to this village in a great hurry.
Now, he was heading to the royal capital and…
At that point, Colette noticed something odd. Why did Elu, who had sold the horse to Harold, not come from the east gate that led to the royal capital, but instead came from the west gate, that led to the neighboring town?
Colette couldn’t help but ask a question to Elu, who seemed puzzled.
【”Say, Elu. Which way did the person you sold that horse to head to?”】
【”He went towards the west. Seemed like he was going to the neighboring town in a hurry. Maybe he had an emergency?”】
But, why? That was the question and sentiment that swirled within Colette’s mind.
Harold had said that he would be returning to the royal capital. He had said that chasing after Trinity would be dangerous, and that he would not be able to get any results from it.
So why did he head towards the neighboring town, that was in the complete opposite direction from the royal capital? Moreover, he was in such a hurry that he had woken up a peddler, who was sojourning in the village, in the middle of the night.
(Don’t tell me, to help Liner he…?)
A convenient thought occurred to Colette. She believed there was no way that it was true since Harold had told her explicitly that he would not run after Liner.
But Colette did not have enough elements in hand to actually deny that thought of hers.
Moreover, at the same time, she recalled something. It was the story about the time Harold saved her and her mother, which Colette had heard many times from Clara.
He had lied to his parents, had sheltered Clara in the dungeon, and at the same time, he arranged a meticulous plan.
He also asked his father for a sword, and therefore received a large sum of money to go buy it, but he gave it to Clara and Colette instead, free of charge.
Then, when his coachman told him that he would not be able to buy his sword without the money, Harold decisively said “Are you an idiot? Just choose whatever cheap sword you can find and buy it”.
As a result of all this, he was despised as a murderer, but he accepted it and sacrificed himself so that people wouldn’t know that Colette and her mother had survived.
【”…I am really an idiot.”】
Colette knew that his kindness was not upfront.
She knew that his severity was just the inside out of his kindness.
She knew from her own experience that he was an extraordinarily gentle person.
She was supposed to know that when he lied, it was to save others, even if it hurt him, and yet…
Hadn’t he said that he would not chase after Liner? Then, why was he galloping his horse towards the opposite direction from the royal capital right now?
Even the bad rumors about him were probably yet another thing that he just carried on his shoulders, because he was a man who would sully himself to help out someone else.
When Colette thought back upon it, even that one time was the same.
『I thought you had experienced for yourself how helpless it feels to be weak. But if you’re still going to choose a weakling’s way of life despite that, then suit yourself. 』
There was a continuation to those words. After saying that, Harold had added『I don’t care, really. 』. Colette had memorized that part word for word.
And now, she was realizing that it was not true.
(“I don’t care, really”? That’s a lie. Harold-sama has been caring for us for a long time…)
Although Harold had never personally visited her, Colette knew that a coachman would occasionally come to the village to examine the state of affairs there. It did not happen just once or twice, it was a regular occurrence.
That man was most likely in charge of reporting to Harold about Colette and her mother’s lifestyle.
Perhaps Harold had a bad feeling about their situation and was therefore worried. Maybe that was why he spoke such harsh words after meeting them again.
Colette was not able to notice that. On the contrary, although it was for just a moment, she had even felt angry at Harold for not helping Liner.
Colette was submerged by shame, embarrassment, and regret that were incomparable to what she had felt earlier.
While Harold was pushing himself so far, what was she doing? Getting depressed and cowering was pointless.
She had to help Liner, and to live up to Harold’s expectations.
【”―― I’m going after him.”】
Colette retraced her steps to the house so as to pick up some items she was going to need.
At that moment, her back was struck by Elu’s voice.
【”You want to chase after that scary man?”】
【”Isn’t it kind of impossible to catch up to someone ridding a horse by running on foot?”】
That was a very pragmatic and correct judgment.
But it was nothing more than that. Even if she was being absurd and unreasonable, Colette no longer had a reason within her to stop her feet. She felt that, if she were to give up here, it would be the true end of something important.
【”Even so, I’m going.”】
【”Is that so? By the way, I’m just speaking to myself here, but that scary person was in too much of a hurry and gave me some extra money by mistake. Specifically, he gave me two horses’ worth. So I pointlessly prepared one horse too many for him.”】
【”However, if I just go back as is with that amount of money on me, uncle might suspect that I’ve deceived a customer, so I’m keeping the remaining horse here. Somebody might end up taking it, but it can’t be helped. Anyway, I made a good amount of money selling two of them so…”】
Yes, yes, it can’t be helped, it just can’t be helped.
While repeating such words in a monotone way, Elu left towards the direction of the inn he was staying at. Colette, who was still in her pajamas, was left there all alone with a fast horse that was tied to a gatepost.
Colette lowered her head towards Elu who was in the process of leaving.
【”Thank you, Elu.”】
【”I don’t have the slightest idea what you’re thanking me for, but I will still gratefully accept your words, I guess.”】
Seeing Elu shrug his shoulders in an excessively unnatural way, Colette unintentionally let a giggle escape from her. The tied horse also let air out from his nostrils, as if it had understood the exchange between the two of them.
There were two hours remaining until dawn.
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Thank you for the chapter!
Hehehehe. I just love their misunderstandings of all sorts.
Thank you for the chapter!
Well, not really misunderstanding at this point, he really does care, and his words really don’t match his intentions
He’s not the certain shadow I knew tho~
Thanks for the chapter!
Wonderful. Harold… no, I mean, Kazuki is truly a genius.
Thanks for the chapter, hope that the 82th will be release soon !
Thank you for the chapter!!!
Hang in there horse-san
Well played Harold, well played
There’s no repaying gratitude scene. I’m a bit sad. Doesn’t this colette girl feels that somehow everything work too perfectly? This elu kid was someone she hardly know and he/she came at just the right moment.
José Alfredo Ramírez García
I have sincerely read stories with more convenience of the script and no character seems to question how unlikely the events are
Our boy is a good BOY
Incoming NTR? Erika go find your Harold now or certain ex-heroine will capture him!!!
Thanks for the chapter!!!
Well, I think that Colette loves Liner and not Harold. She might admire him but that’s not love.
Harold’s two superpowers hard at work: his mouth that could berate a demon king to tears, and hero aura that warps other fated people’s perspective. Thanks for the chapter
“As a result of all this, he was despised as a murder…”
Change murder to murderer please. Thanks again for the chapter
Ah~ How I miss people finally realizing Harold’s intentions behind his words xD
Thanks for the chapter! I love how Harold’s mouth says one thing but his actions says another. Especially in the eyes of others XD
Clara’s ship has been sailed kates. All aboard! Hahahhahahaha.
I think Charlotte’s feelings for Harold is of admiration and gratitude. For romantic one, it seemed to be directed to the protagonist but she was unwilling to follow. Hmmm.
did you mean collete here?
No, I really meant Clara hahah
And who is Charlotte again?
i swear if Colette became satisfied that Harold went after Liner and not went after him, she would have been the worst game heroine ever. I dont care if her character changed because of good fortune. If she needed a tragic backstory to be a fleshed out character and completely changed without it, she would be the worst heroine ever. We have another heroine that became STRONGER when her tragic backstory was erased. STRONGER.
Elu is like the pyro from TF2 in regards to gender, expect you see Elu’s face. Therefore, I believe that it should be referred to as “it,” at least in the TL notes. What say you, sir translator?
I say let’s not assume its gender, that could get me in some trouble lol
this chap full of tsundere act :3 thank you
Thanks for your hard work. Harsh tsundere?
this series does not condone animal violence and no animals were hurt in its production ……
thanks for the chap~
Thanks for the chapter! Nice assist, Eru. (L? 😅)
Iglas of Nowhere
Harem chasing ! Wut chu gonna do now Harold ? Thank for the chapter
And the author has so far written only 4 volumes? I just do not see the head of the 5th volume.
I really love the misunderstandings in this story not like some romcom novels that had annoying misunderstandings … Also GGWP Harold WP
Thanks for the chap ~
lol at huge misunderstandings and Elu’s trollishness
Thank you so much! I love this chapter T_T
well played Harold no need to kidnap a character when you can shame them into going about what should be done with that “wonderful” mouth of yours.
The One Above God
Somebody should make a petition at change.org to change this series’ title to “Isekai Tsun-tsun”.
SS Ship Wrecker
Thanks for the chapter, well when this is all over I do hope scary Harold is able to thank that random scary man for helping further his plans. But I wonder if Collete might choose a different weapon and fighting type from the games story.
what translator-san congratz me for?
This chapter was so great that I didn’t feel it long at all.
Thanks for the chap. Freaking love it when people see Harold’s awesomeness
Thanks for the chapter
Thank you for the chapter! I missed moments like these where people discover Harold’s inner dere xD
Lolol that wild yandere xD
Nooo, the chapter is over already!?
Thanks for the chapter!
Thanks for the new chapter!
Thanks for the chapter!
There were some other minor mistakes, but this stood out to me:
“But Colette did not have enough elements in hand to actually deny that thought of hers”
This should be “evidence” or something along those lines. I’d go with something like “did not have enough evidence to actually deny…”
Which other minor mistakes? Please don’t just leave me in the dark
Btw, elements actually works, it’s just not very common. Type “elements in hand” on google if you want to check it out
Could you give me a source for “elements in hand”? It only gives me stuff for the scientific elements or elements in games. Too lazy to sift through the entire thing for all of them, but here’s a few I remember:
“considering he had saved Clara and her daughter Colette’s life”
This one isn’t exactly a mistake, but I’d recommend having it uniform. Either he “saved Clara and her daughter, Collette” or “saved Clara and her daughter’s lives”
“Until the previous day, she had a modest life, however she was happy”
This should be “… she had a modest life; however, she was happy.”
It can also be a period with “however” capitalized.
Other things would include how inconsistent your ellipses are and some of your comma use. Sometimes you have four or five periods instead of just three, and while a set of three with a period is acceptable when ending a sentence, a lot of them are wrong.
The elipses? That’s just how light novels are, tell that to the author, lol There are sometimes eight or nine, and when I delete them, I miss one once in a while. Also, the elements in hand thing, there are many sources, if you go further than the first pages of the google research >< Maybe try with “had enough elements” (without the quotes) Thanks for the rest, I fixed the commas and the rest, it should be all good now 😀
If you’re missing some of the periods for ellipses, I’d recommend just searching for them with control + f. Makes it a lot easier since it highlights them. Also I tried searching again for the first five pages with your suggested query and tried grammarist and other such sites, but I didn’t find any grammar related source. I’m guessing that’s probably due to our results being different since google adjusts results based on past search history.
you’re not going to find a website that tells you “it’s okay to say had enough elements” just that, it’s used in many essays and whatnot, it’s not an expression, elements is just elements, like, you don’t just it to talk about the table of elements, it’s not a just science thing bro ><
Also, look, I don’t edit these kind of things because it usually takes too much time, and I prefer using my time for translating, I guess I’ll try to make some of macro/script to take care of the ellipses ><
I mean, I know it’s not just a science thing and it can be used in other places. It’s just that I usually try to find a credible source since stuff can be used incorrectly in essays and such like how people often use “awhile” incorrectly or the fact that “comprised of” exists. Also, don’t worry about the ellipses if you don’t have the time, though I thought you’d just have fort do it then since, as the editor, it’s technically his job as well. I just thought it was worth a mention since doing a search for three periods makes it pretty quick.
Well, it might seem that way, but again, it’s not that I don’t remove them, it’s just that I sometimes don’t notice how much I’ve removed, so, except if I dedicate part of my time to that, I’ll probably make the mistake again ><
This debate seems intense… I’ll just voice out my opinion in the case of the element in hand… I agree with defiring-kun that it’s an appropriate term to use in that specific event but if you are aiming for easier readability or something it would be better to use evidence in this case… As the novel involves magic and stuff it would be better to isolate some terms so that it will avoid confusion to some readers… In this case, some readers might take elements as magic elements stuff though (forgive me if I’m rude) I think readers with lower IQ would would be the people who will get to this conclusion…
Hey, editor here. Regarding the elements, it can be an essential or characteristic part of something abstract.
Regarding the ellipses and commas, I don’t change or wry too much about them as long as it sounds correct even if it is technically wrong. I only change them if it affects the meaning the author wants to put across. This light novel isn’t a proffesionally written piece of art being sent for a global competition, so pls pardon our poor english.
It was Harold’s despicable nature that motivated Colette to chase after Liner and begin her Heroine’s journey in the original, and now it’s ironically Harold’s underlying kind nature that motivates Colette to chase after Liner and begin her heroine’s journey.
Gotta love these twists and turns of fate these tsundere types take us on.
Why do I have a feeling that the ending will be like…
Erica: Finally, I can be with Harold!
Collete: Nope, he’s my savior! He’s mine!
Lifa: Nope, he saved my life, therefore my life is his!
Eru: Nope! *take off her robe* You think you all are closest to him, but it was me, Eru, aiding him all along!
*Girl troupe take out knifes and turned yandere*
Harold: …Oh shit. Worst death flag ever!
also one of the silent dolls he is leading around is a girl so she could end up added on to that list.
in addition the maid spy chief that follows Erica could come out of the shadows to “support” him.
….. the death flag’s could force him into fleeing for his life.
Nah it’s gonna go the Yaoi BL route with Liner x Harold x Eru
Don’t forget Cody, Itsuki, and that Erusct or whatever guy!
With Harold’s remaining time dwindling down… The most probable ending would be he would die and leave everyone behind… If this happens though, I really would like to see Erica’s love and devotion to Harold and make this scene very painful… Though there’s also a chance that for unaccounted reasons, Harold would stay alive and probably marry Erica… Well… I’m expecting a lot from this novel… I hope it breaks my heart…
Woowoo thx for the chapter!
Where is your picture coming from???
From the manga of “That person, later on”.
its a novel about ntr, don’t worry its good though.
Hatsune Vocaloid Miku
So this was where you were all this time?
Oh hello~ all kinds of things happened (bad things) so I am resting both my mind and body in order not to break them~ haven’t been able to write anything due to those sickness and troubles…
Long time no see btw, how long is it? A few months since we last met?
Hatsune Vocaloid Miku
Sure, give or take. I’m doing other edits on a friend’s web novel at the moment. I’m just enjoying Death Flags a lot more than I should be. 😀
I know how that feels man hahaha~
Tnx 4 d chap
Thx for the chapter
Thanks for the chapter! this tsundere boy
Did the horse really just let air out of his nose by hearing the conversation… I think not…
And it was pretty late when this dumb girl got to know the situation…. and this was pretty unnatural of Harold to do…
Haha, I gotta say, I really like these parts where other characters can see through part of Harold’s act and see a part of his real personality… It’s really nice…
This chapter was just beautiful!
Obrigada pela tradução ❤️