My Death Flags Show No Sign Of Ending – Chapter 109 (Part 1)

My Death Flags Show No Sign Of Ending – Chapter 109 (Part 1)

Chapter 109 is here! Or at least, part one is here!

I’ll post the full chapter later in the week, for now, please read the footnote, it’s very important!

So anyway, here’s the chapter, I hope you’ll enjoy it!


Chapter 109

Chapter 109

Eight years had passed since Harold Stokes was replaced by Kazuki Hirasawa.

This whole time, he had been tormented by his mouth that always relayed cynical abuses instead of his own words. But he could not deny that he had become accustomed to it to a certain point in these last eight years.

How could he not get used to it? If he kept thinking about how his words would make a person hate him or how it would hurt that person, he wouldn’t ever be able to open his mouth. 

Besides, even though the abuses he hurled at everyone made him look like a questionable individual, those words were not backed up by his subsequent actions. This contrast brought a subtle change that turned him form ‘the worst of all trash’ to merely ‘trash’ in people’s eyes, which was better than nothing. By this point, he was used to being the target of hate and disdain anyway.

However, there was something he had yet to grow accustomed to, even now.

It was the fact that when he found himself in a situation similar to something that happened to Harold Stokes in the game, his mouth would arbitrarily repeat the same lines the character said in the game. 

This happened to him back when he volunteered to take care of Clara’s execution, which then led him to fake her death, and it  happened again when Justus came to meet him in the dungeon where he had been locked up.

The latter event never happened in the game, but there was a similar situation where ‘Justus wanted to grant power to Harold’, which happened at around the same timing.

Based on that, Harold guessed that what he referred to as the ‘Line Repetition’ was something that would happen when there was an event or situation that led to a similar development to what happened to the Harold character in the original story. He felt it was safe to assume that this Line Repetition wouldn’t be triggered by new developments that hadn’t happened in the original story, or by things that had already happened in the last eight years.

Harold did not have much proof behind his theory. He did think of intentionally starting events from the original story to see if that did anything, but since everything that was related to the character of Harold was also connected to death flags in some way, he could not take that risk.

However, now, the Line Repetition had happened again, and it had picked one of the worst times of all to do so.
 

Before Harold had been able to say what he wanted to smooth things over with everyone, his mouth had let out the lines from the scene where Liner confronted Harold as his enemy for the first time in the game.

Normally, this battle event was supposed to happen at an early stage in the story, when the hero’s party was only composed of Liner, Colette and Hugo. But right now, the hero’s party had all six of its members, and this was not Harold’s first meeting with Liner.

(Damn it! Is that how it works?!)

Harold hurriedly tried to think of why this was happening, and reached one conclusion.

The first time Harold had confronted Liner in this world was back in the tournament in Delfit. At that point, they did face off against each other but it was a friendly combat, not an actual fight. Then, they fought again in the fog valley, but Harold had not been fighting as himself, he had been pretending to be someone else.

However, right now, Harold had appeared while being Harrison’s underling, just like in the original story, and he was facing Liner as a real opponent.

(…I was far too negligent.)

The Line Repetition was far too rare for him to be able to figure out the conditions behind it. Moreover, he had already fought against Liner in the past, and the current state of things had deviated an awful lot from the original story.

Knowing all that, it had never crossed Harold’s mind that the repetition would be triggered here.

【”W-what are you saying, Harold…”】

Liner spoke with a slightly trembling voice, like he was witnessing something unbelievable. Well, Harold was not his traveling buddy or anything, but he still considered him to be an ally. Pure as he was, Liner could not compute the clearly and undoubtedly hostile words he had just heard. Looking at everyone else’s expressions, all of them seemed confused, to varying degrees.

The only one who was giving Harold a serious look was Erica. But Harold could tell this was not out of hatred. Rather, it felt like Erica was neither happy nor sad nor… Well, either way, this was neither the time nor the place to get distracted by that.

【”Are you being serious?”】

【”Who knows? Why don’t you take a step and see if you get sliced up or not?”】

Harold tried to give a negative answer to Erica, but he only let out some more provocative words instead. In short, he was just once again going through the development that he had learned to grow familiar with. 

This was his opportunity to show off to himself what he had learned through all these years and to put the situation back on the right track.

First, Harold turned around, showing Liner and the others his back, to show through his actions that he had no intention to fight. Given their personalities, he knew they wouldn’t attack him from the back no matter what he said, so it was safe to do this.

With his back still turned, he stepped towards a different corner of the mansion’s rooftop.

He went towards a shed that occupied about one third of the large rooftop.

He tried to turn the shed’s doorknob with his hand, but it was locked. As a last resort, he used his sword to cut down the door along with the whole outer wall of the shed, and then proceeded to check what was inside.

There, he found a very large collection of weapons. He remembered that, back in the game, there had only been a few swords and axes decorating the walls unlike here. He supposed that small difference did not really matter.

Still, the number of weapons exhibited inside was truly enormous. Some of them clearly distinguished themselves from the rest. Among them was the sword that was stolen from Liner’s family, and the treasures Harold, Lilium and Ventos had brought from the ancient ruins were all enshrined at the center of the room.

These could be used to give a strength boost to Liner’s party. Granted, if they tried to fight the last boss by just wearing this equipment, it would still be checkmate for them. However, Harold had already prepared a solution for that through Frieri. 

For now, as long as they had these weapons, they party should be able to progress smoothly through their quest.

【”Liner. This is what you were looking for, right?”】


IMPORTANT note:

Update: So, author said he’d do a death flags update in the coming days and asked us if we could go on this stream https://www.showroom-live.com/tmgnrei in about 4 hours. So please go on that stream today, 2/11, throw the word “俺フラ” or “俺フラの軍が来た” around in the chat (but please don’t spam) and then you can talk either in english or in translated japanese, and you have to click those stars, and to send numbers from 1 to 50, in that order, once in the comments of each individual stream. The stream lasts only for 20 minutes btw, and is relaunched every 2 hours.

And please retweet and like this so the author knows how many of us there are https://twitter.com/orefura/status/1190412465898549248

Also, here, https://pastebin.com/eYVsq5nt I translated the author’s recent tweets, where he explains the situation.

We need numbers people, especially this time. This might dictate the update rate of every Orefura chapter!

And trust me, chapter 109 ends on a big cliff!

Again, the stream is at https://www.showroom-live.com/tmgnrei

Thanks in advance, everyone!

39 thoughts on “My Death Flags Show No Sign Of Ending – Chapter 109 (Part 1)

  1. I still don’t know why he doesn’t have a paper and pen to write if his mouth won’t cooperate. It would be like this:

    Hi. i’m Harold. I suffer from a special case of tourette syndrome. Please don’t mind my mouth lol. Just read what i write. Thank you XD XOXO

  2. No idea what the stream is about, don’t even know what showroom is about. Doesn’t matter, I will repay a favor from the author for continuing this story. Let’s get this person to #1.

  3. Just came from the stream and i have no idea what was happening but i gave all the stars lol. Rei-chan(?) had good English! Hope that made the author happy ^_^ Thanks for the chap!

    1. Here is a translation of all these tweets: “So, I asked you guys if you could help me to support rei-chan (the vtuber) but it wasn’t just because of her voice or character being cute or something.
      Well, they are, but really, what struck me was how devoted she is to her craft.
      While I was watching her, I felt like, even though she picked a path with a lot of stress and conflict, she was just eager to get into something fresh and new, and she was fully enjoying being a vtuber.
      You know, writing a novel and publishing was always a dream, and I felt like I realized it.
      But I didn’t finish it, still have to write up to the conclusion, and then there is work, and all that…
      Those kinds of thoughts came in the way, and it slowly killed my motivation, to the point where we got in the current situation that’s been lasting for so long now, where I only post one chapter every few months.
      But you know, when I think back on it, writing novels used to be so much fun, and I wanted everyone to read my work.
      There was a time where I worked on my novel every day, while thinking maybe about publishing light novels and adapting them into an anime and whatnot.
      But when it got adapted into a book, it was no longer just a passion project but a product, which a lot of pressure on me to not screw up in any way in my writing.
      The hobby turned into a job, an obligation.
      But of course, I couldn’t let go, it’s my project and I’m responsible for it, but that also meant I had to forget that great enjoyment I used to get out of it.
      When I started listening to Rei-chan, i got reminded of how much fun it used to be to write novels.
      I think it’s because of how she seemed to enjoy being a vtuber, and how just kept at it through and through.
      And, to put it simply, I think I’ll be able to enjoy writing novels again, and it’s all thanks to her.
      That’s why I feel so immensely grateful to her and asked for help supporting her.
      That’s why I want to help make one of her dreams come true, to the best of my ability.
      I feel like helping get her to Rank 2 in the showroom contest will be a good substitue for my heartfelt ‘Thank you’.”
      There was a time where I worked on the novel every day, while thinking maybe about publishing light novels and adapting it into an anime and whatnot.
      But when it got adapted into a book, it was no longer just a passion project but a product, which put a lot of pressure on me to not screw up in any way in my writing.
      The hobby turned into a job, an obligation.
      But of course, I couldn’t let go, it’s my project and I’m responsible for it, but that also meant I had to forget that great enjoyment I used to get out of it.
      When I started listening to Rei-chan, i got reminded of how much fun it used to be to write novels.
      I think it’s because of much she seemed to enjoy being a vtuber, and how just kept at it through and through.
      And, to put it simply, I think I’ll be able to enjoy writing novels again, and it’s all thanks to her.
      That’s why I feel so immensely grateful to her and asked for help supporting her.
      That’s why I want to help make one of her dreams come true, to the best of my ability.
      I feel like helping get her to Rank 2 in the showroom contest will be a good substitue for my heartfelt ‘Thank you’.

      1. Nice commentary by the author
        I’m disappointed I didn’t check for updates earlier. Would have liked to have supported Rei-chan.
        Does anyone know how she ranked in the end?
        Thanks for your efforts

      2. She ranked second, which is what she was dreaming of. First rank is impossible because of the format of the livestreams. We did get her to first place, but since the girl in the second place had her last stream an hour after, well, people just boosted her until she was first again.

    1. Well, author has been watching her streams and he liked seeing how devoted she was, said it reminded him of the time when was all in into writing Orefura, and he wants to support her and make a difference.

  4. Ok, so the best way to do the thing is – to imagine you were transported into an isekai world. Then it makes total sense, when the chat is full with moonspeech and you can’t understand anything at all. And only the Goddess speaks to you in English, still having some troubles, cause, you know, Goddesses usually don’t talk with mortals. Works nice and you suddenly stop thinking “Where the hell am I?”

  5. Hello to everybody that, like me, it a fan of this novel nd come to this site to read it. I searched the sunday the chaapter 109, to see if it has already comr, nd the browser surprised me saying it has already come. What a surprise, seeing there is a new chap to read without having to wait 2 months, but only 3 days instead. It truly is a very good surprise, and i am grateful to both the author and the translator to get it ready for us readers.
    I remember when i first started reading this, it already has about 80 chaps. I readed then all in my free time, and keep wr¿ting for more. When i reached the chap 100, more or less, i thinked: “if every chap come fter 1 or 2 months, then i may wit for a veryyyyy long time to read some chaps without waiting”. And then, some days ago and after about 7 months of wait, i restarted reading.
    I have to say that this is one of my favorite novels, having a good and interesting MC, good chaaracters, good (or bad, maybe?… catch the joke) villain, and a good history in general. There ARE NOT most of the greatest cliches that killed the interest other novels may have, like the complete innexistence of relevant and/or interesting male charecers other than the MC and/or some very scarce villians, the absolute omnipotency of the MC (Harold is very strong, but not omnipotent nor undefeatble), or the maybe worst of all: a completely annoying development in almost every sence of the novel, with the author thinks he/she may compensate with ecchi and bad humour sense, lots of both of ’em.
    This author may be very slow to continue the novel, but i prefer that more than a novel lacking of “flavor” and “taste”.
    Also i beg the author to don’t stop writing, to not let his lack of inspiration win over him; that even when in Japan his novel may not be apreciated, there are people in other countries that like his work and recognize his skill s an author. Even in Japan there needs to be people thet don’t let the lack of fanservice or recognicement of his work discourage them of reading this little marvel of the ligth novels.
    Also i wanat to say sorry, for not being able to participate in the event of the saturday, as i don’t ee if there was any update that day. Also sorry for not being able to support your novel in a econmic waay, as i am very poor economically and could’nt affoerd to buy the books. I think i’ll try to open a twitter account and post some twits, maaybe i can even try to draw Harold’s swords, as i am no very skilled drawing people, not even anime chracters.
    Whitout more to say, i want to say “thank you” to both, the author, who write this gem, and the translator, for making it possible to read to non-jaapanese speaking people.
    Also, forgive me for any gramatical or orthografic error in thi comentary, as i am not a native english speaker (in fact, i am only a second year sophomore, and don’t live in a english speaking country).

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