Chapter 120: The mini-storm before the storm

We are standing out.
Tomoe and Mio wearing kimonos, and also the beautiful youth Root wearing a pure white suit. No well, in public he is calling himself Falz it seems. Oh well, no problems if I just call him Guild Master.
Anyways, being with three people like that, even I stand out more than necessary.
I am aware that people are not thinking about a double date when looking at this composition of two men and two women. First of all, Root is perfectly beside me, so the composition is slightly strange. And because of it, Mio, who is walking a bit further behind, is quite angered.
It seems she lately, not only screams or tries to attack, but has learned to also get angry in silence and watch with cold eyes. I don’t really need a growth in the variations of anger though.
The four of us are heading to the event that is grabbing the attention of everyone, the raffle of the martial arts tournament.
Right now it is not the main part of the event today, and yet, the number of people is incredible. The path I normally thought of as wide, right now, it is taking me my all just to walk.
The tournament is actually beginning tomorrow. Thinking that way, I can tell that the number of people will increase even more compared to today, which is only to debut the students participating in the tournament.
Quite the ability to attract customers. I can understand why placing a selling cart here costs a lot more than in other roads.
Looking at this amount of people, I honestly thought that it was great the Kuzunoha Company didn’t put a selling cart as well. Seems like I still need that resolve as a merchant huh.

“This is quite nice. Walking alongside the person you like, like this”

“Please lay down the pervert remarks, Master-dono” (Makoto)

“How cold~. I was sincerely confessing my feeling though” (Root)

“Also, the eyes in the surrounding hurt, so can you please stay further away?” (Makoto)

“This is a due privilege. I don’t have any intentions to give it away or withdrawing it. Today I have all morning free, so it is fine to look around with whoever I want” (Root)

Yareyare. Maybe Root has been accumulating stress for being called here and there every day by guests.
Last night, when I returned, the three of them were splendidly drunk. I was wondering this at that time in Gotetsu but, why is it that every single one of them gets drunk in the school festival? Root should be immune to alcohol as well, but he had a slightly red face and was laughing. They were practically drinking till morning, and it seems that they were having a match on who would be beside me.
It would be quite the problem if they fought upfront, so even if I say match, they decided on a peaceful way. At first, I thought about deciding it with a *rock, paper, scissors – hit and put on -*, but the part about hitting worried me, so I changed it to ‘look that way’. What a great choice of me. And so, the winner was Root. It is certainly true that his privilege is justifiable. The two that loss are walking behind us, alongside each other.

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Rock, paper, scissors – hit and put on –

And yet, for some reason, when I clear my ears to listen to the surroundings, I can hear people saying that Root is bringing along two girls to watch the participants, and that he was forced to have me accompany him. What false accusations. Totally false accusations. Are you telling me the difference in appearance is so big that they are ignoring the fact that he is walking alongside me? Fuh~, I can’t handle the hyuman’s messed up sense of value. They should look at the situation more honestly.

 

“So, Lorel really has learned kanji? In that case, maybe they know Japanese to a certain extent” (Root)

“They call it ‘the writing of the wise’. It seems they have some part of Japanese inherited, but it has changed quite a bit and can already be called something different” (Makoto)

“A change on the level of a dialect?” (Root)

“Not on that level. Ehm, a right, there’s a good example. Like the Latin language we have in Earth” (Makoto)

“… What is that?” (Root)

“It means that it works for a certain part of people, but it is normally considered the language of scholars. When writing it in a document, there’s the chance a part of the people will understand it” (Makoto)

“… That’s a word I totally don’t know of. You, just what kind of Japanese did you make contact with?” (Root)

“Well, I am always told I am normal, including you” (Makoto)

Uh, I am really supposed to be in the normal category though. About Latin language, I only know of the name. That should be normal.

“And in conclusion, is there the chance that they understand Japanese if it’s spoken to them?” (Makoto)

“So you decided to stop thinking about it again huh. You better fix that habit of yours. Think about the questions properly and find your own kind of answers. Leaving aside if it’s correct, the regrets are few. About the Japanese you are worrying about, there’s no problem. As long as the heroes don’t teach it, there’s no chance for this world to learn Japanese. Lorel is using a special thought transmission to talk with guests of another world after all. Also, in most cases and in a short amount of time, they are able to use common language with the blessing of a spirit” (Root)

“A special thought transmission huh” (Makoto)

Have they been living with Japanese to the point that they have developed a technique of it? If you are thrown into an unknown world, you won’t know left from right. Having a place that welcomes you is a good thing that’s for sure but…

“By the way, the knowledge of Lorel’s magic is being used as a basis for the highly efficient thought transmission of the demon race. Since you made contact with a demon general, as expected, you are interested” (Root)

“Y-Yeah” (Makoto)

Is that so? I was thinking about something totally different though.
But well, it seems he really does know quite a few things. And he hasn’t told the hyumans about it. He is probably leaking a bit of information, but as always, he is one person I don’t understand his objective.
He said he treasured the world, so he made the adventurer guild. But he said he ‘treasured it’ in past tense. Might just be how he phrased it though, however, strangely, it still remains in my mind. The question of, what is Root treasuring now? If I asked him, I feel like he would answer with a: “It’s you”, so I don’t have much expectations though.

“Talking about something in my mind…” (Makoto)

“Waka-sama! This, I just picked it up, but it is delicious. If it’s okay with you, please try it”

Mio. She was walking and eating as if she had 8 hands to hold everything, but if she selected a specific one out of all, I am interested. Well, she did go through the trouble of bringing it to me, so let’s accept it.

“Thank you Mio. Your recommendations are always jackpots, so I am happy” (Makoto)

“Yes!” (Mio)

She happily gives me a stick-shaped wrapping. In the reverse triangle container, there were a lot of orange colored things the size of a thumb. There’s a fragrant scent of oil. Deep-fried huh. I bring one that has a toothpick to my mouth.
In the crisp outside coating, there’s meat inside. The light fleshiness is close to that of white meat. A good tasting meat juice and a characteristic meat sensation. Maybe they minced several meats together? From the coating, I can smell several spices, and it complemented the taste of the meat. And then, the exquisite balance in the salt sprinkled over.
This is delicious.
For me, I thought it would be better if they put lemon juice, or some kind of juice to accent the taste. The taste is good as it is, good enough to call it one of my favorites though.

“Heh~, looks tasty. Mio-chan, where’s my share?” (Root)

“No way I have it, you pervert. I don’t remember giving you permission to call me with –chan. AAAhh?!” (Mio)

“Ah, Raidou-dono, I borrowed your toothpick. Fumu, heh~, this is… the meat is common, but this is the first time I have tasted this method of cooking. Yeah, it’s delicious” (Root)

“… Do you want to die this instant? Or do you want to die this instant?” (Mio)

Mio, you are saying the same thing. The toothpick I had was taken by Root in one breath and he stole one of the meats that was inside the container. What quick work.

“It has such a nice smell, so forgive him for taking only one, Mio. Thanks to you I have been able to find another food I like so much after all” (Makoto)

“You like! Then, next time, I will be lining it up in the dining table as well. I will show you that I can-desu wa!” (Mio)

“I will be looking forward to it. Ah, at that time-“ (Makoto)

“I will try using lemon salt or juice to put on scent to it. That’s how you like it right?” (Mio)

“… Yeah” (Makoto)

How did she know? Did it show in my expression? I’m a bit embarrassed.

“…”

“Master-dono, what are you staying silent for?” (Tomoe)

Tomoe, who was munching all this time, voices out. Is it because Root is unusually silent? Tomoe has been 20% eating and 80% drinking. Today again, she is already drunk. Her time here has been drinking in the morning and finishing the day with more drinking after all.
Great to see she is enjoying it.
The composition of two in the front, two at the back has now changed into Mio, me, Root and Tomoe.

“I was just remembering something. A long time ago, my lover told me that he wanted to eat fried white meat. There was a time I used this meat to painstakingly cook. He praised me saying that the taste was really similar… It pained me” (Root)

“He praised you right? Then, weren’t you happy?” (Tomoe)

“I was aiming for the same taste. I was unable to fulfill his wish. It pained me. You also wouldn’t want to be called ‘samurai-looking’ or ‘samurai-like’, but ‘a samurai’ right?” (Root)

“… I see” (Tomoe)

“Ah, Waka-sama. That cart, want to check it-“ (Mio)

“Okay, that’s as far as you go. The losers shouldn’t steal the march on the winner, Mio-chan. Tomoe also, step back. Today, I am the one beside him. Even in the venue, you two should understand your standing” (Root)

“Ku”

“Tch”

We already arrived at the venue huh. Shiki is supposed to be here already. When I am together with this three, the time passes fast.
I was also able to see a fun combination play of Tomoe and Mio. Last night and today, Root hasn’t made a pass on me yet. I pray that he doesn’t do it because he thinks about the place and the members Tomoe and Mio.
In the venue, there might be people that know of Root as the Guild Master. Today he isn’t coming because of his standing, but for private matters. Even if they ask, he can just introduce me as a friend or something.
I am interested in how my cute students are doing. I don’t think they are being too hyped up in just the raffle of the tournament.
Well, if on the contrary they were un-hyped, I can meet with them for the sake of hyping them up.

And so, we enter the venue.

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171 thoughts on “Chapter 120: The mini-storm before the storm

      1. Did someone need a bus?
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    1. I thought the exact same thing as you. I don’t like Root, not one bit. I also really don’t trust him, and what he said to Tomoe plus his short dialogue with her a few chapters ago seemed to me like he’s really trying to spreading discord. Also, the 2 uber-strong but dumb guys that attacked Makoto a long time ago, could it be that they’re his allies? Or maybe, even “parts” of him, just like Komoe is part of Tomoe? Damn, I can’t really get my head around at how naive both Makoto and Tomoe are being, letting somebody like Root getting so familiar with them. That seems really a stupid move to me.

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      1. Yeah, pretty much. Root strikes me as someone who stirs up trouble just to watch the show. That might be a side effect of living a VERY long life, but it still makes for an unpleasant personality. Such teasing against Tomoe or Makoto isn’t that bad, (IMO) but against Mio, it just smacks of cruelty or picking a fight.

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      2. More people would probably like Root if he were in his female form more often.

        You’re not alone, though. Personally, I also like Root.

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      3. I don’t necessarily like Root, but he did win some points with me for scolding Makoto about the very thing I want to scold him about. Namely, deciding to ignore things that might get tough or complicated. So good job, Root! 😉

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      4. Nein.

        I like Root, as a character, as well. He may not have much screen time, but active in the background along with Makoto’s companions, it’s nice to have a “guy” who can mess with Jesus Makoto enough to rile him up. It’s one of my tiny amusements to see him tremble of what Root is plotting to pluck his cherry.

        I’m not into such genre but, for Makoto, i’m willing just this once.

        Also, Root is practically the closest to all-knowing he can find. He has a millenia of experience interacting with the various people. He’s a treasure trove imo, not to mention, the ONLY being to openly point out Makoto’s flaws, which unfortunately falls to deaf ears.

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  1. Ah, Mio. Your yandere aspect is evolving nicely.

    And Tomoe, how is your b*tch princess radar coming along? Is it working fine?

    And Makoto is gonna hype his students up huh? More like:

    “Aim for victory. If even one of you lose, I’m gonna prepare a training regiment from hell when we get back to the academy.”

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    1. Don’t you mean “exuberantly appreciating the invigorating qualities of Shiki’s medicine that can maintain the hyuman body long after their spirit has departed from the effects of the HAPPY FUN TIME TRAINING CELEBRATION FESTIVAL”😉

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  2. Putting that gif is just perfect lol. Thanks a lot.

    Its a short chapter with not much progress to the story.

    The author is trying to build the hype for the tournament, but I can’t help but feel like he is just uselessly extending the story. Maybe its just me that can’t wait to read how his students whoops asses in the tournament.

    Thanks again Reigokai.

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    1. Yes, author is building up the hype and not just you, I’m sure everyone can’t wait to see his students rekt the tournament.

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  3. “Well, if on the contrary they were un-hyped, I can meet with them for the sake of hyping them up.”

    *spots demon-sensei*

    Activating fight or flight response. Puls up adrenaline levels rising, rising, combat level achieved.
    Assessing enemy….. Impossible!!!!
    Looking for escape ro [Too late~~]

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  4. is the next chapter someone from heroes/demons wanting to recruit the student>the student don’t want to>the recruiter force him/her>makoto kicks some ass

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  5. So it has begun, but has not started… just a bit more, just a bit more, me.

    I should have expected this cockblocking, Root. Then the match would start about 5-10 chapters from now, since, during the festival a day is five times longer. (srcsm)

    It would be a good time to switch perspective, POV, again starting next chapter.

    “Fuh~, I can’t handle the hyuman’s messed up sense of value. They should look at the situation more honestly.”

    Silly you, they ARE looking at it honestly.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  6. why doesn’t anybody has anything reserved for firo
    am i in the wrong comment section
    what is happening
    i need an adult
    ……….
    wait i’m an adult
    ALL IS LOST

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      1. Probably because Root noticed that Makoto would keep him farther away if he was ♀Root instead of ♂Root. Also because he’s a persona who is currently the male Guild Master this time around and they’re walking around in public.

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    1. Root already has.

      It was mentioned in passing by Makoto a fair number of chapters ago. Makotos assesment was “beautiful enough to take his breath away and make him think he is into older women.”

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      1. Really? Need to reread that. Mio and Tomoe are my favs. Though I see amusement coming with the two sisters.

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      2. It was like 2 sentences at the end of one of the chapters. Going back 10 or so should be enough. Although I’m not sure when it was it was memorable to me.

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  7. Man, after a lot of other series had boring, long-winded tournament, I’m surprisingly hyped for this one. Maybe it’s just ’cause of how fun the storytelling is instead of being all serious.

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  8. Well, I have failed Firo yet again because my iPod wasn’t heard (it goes “ping” when I get a new email). So to those who thought Truck-kun got me, not this time. Still, great translation Reigo-senpai. Better than the incoherent clumps of text via Google Translate as usual.

    Anyway, time for actual comment. You guys do not know how hard it is to keep a top on this stuff. Still, you will enjoy the arc, but be warned. There will be a death in the upcoming chapters. As for whose death, I’ll leave that to your imaginations. It’s not because of Truck-kun, it’s because of the one enjoyment Spoiler-san truly gets. Making you wonder who’s gonna get it. So mawahahaha!!!

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      1. How am I a sadistic bastard? Because I mentioned an upcoming death but won’t tell who? If I told who was going to die, I would lose my honor as Spoiler-san. Not to mention it’s fun to keep people guessing.

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    1. Hmm… death… hmmm…
      Definitely not one of Makoto’s demi-hs again. (I hope)
      No way in hell for the trio followers
      Of course not Makoto (suprise tragedy end)
      Not Root (too stronk)

      Possibilities
      Tiny chance a student of Makoto (as big as Tomoe’s hate for Samurais)
      The student mad at Makoto?
      Someone from the hero party( hope its trashmoki, but probably not)
      Rona? (Or some other demon)
      A random demon?
      A hyuman is the highest possibility (the woman from Lorel?)

      Welp just hope one of my guesses are near

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      1. Because I’m tired of having to pay constant hospital bills each time we meet. It’s bad enough that as soon as I stopped getting run-over by Nepus, Truck-kun decided to finish the job.

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      1. You’re a genius! If Root wanted to be ♀Root around Makoto in public ♂Root would have to ‘die’!… But still I don’t think it will be Root… I think… Maybe it’ll be the demon guards that surround the Lorel person

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  9. Thanks for the chapter.

    I think the names should be changed here:

    “So, Lorel really has learned kanji? In that case, maybe they
    know Japanese to a certain extent” (Root) – Mokoto

    “They call it ‘the writing of the wise’. It seems they have some part of Japanese inherited, but it has changed quite a bit and can already be called something different” (Makoto) – Root

    “A change on the level of a dialect?” (Root) – Makoto

    “Not on that level. Ehm, a right, there’s a good example. Like the Latin language we have in Earth” (Makoto) – Root

    “… What is that?” (Root) – Makoto

    “It means that it works for a certain part of people, but it is
    normally considered the language of scholars. When writing
    it in a document, there’s the chance a part of the people will
    understand it” (Makoto) – Root

    “… That’s a word I totally don’t know of. You, just what kind
    of Japanese did you make contact with?” (Root) – Makoto

    “Well, I am always told I am normal, including you” (Makoto) – Root

    __________

    I think this because of this line,

    “You, just what kind of Japanese did you make contact with?”

    I think that’s a question Makoto asked Root, otherwise it feels out of place somehow.

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      1. No, I still think the names are wrong too. It’s because of this,

        ‘Uh, I am really supposed to be in the normal category
        though. About Latin language, I only know of the name. That should be normal.’

        That’s why Makoto couldn’t have said this,

        “It means that it works for a certain part of people, but it is normally considered the language of scholars. When writing it in a document, there’s the chance a part of the people will understand it” (Makoto)

        That’s why I think Makoto was the one who ask Root what kind of Japanese he met, since he had knowledge about Latin.

        Also, Root is usually the one giving explanations. It seems out of character for Makoto to tell Root about lorel, since Root is the one with the extensive knowledge and great intel gathering ability.

        Another thing, Makoto only just found out about Lorel using Japanese as a special language. He doesn’t know to what extend they were influenced by the otherworlders, that’s why makoto talking to Root about Lorel and Root asking the him about it sounds weird. It makes more sense if you switch the names.

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      2. I agree with @king here. At least for me, I settled with switching their names.

        However, there is that inconsistency in the dialogues, conversation, they had so it does still feel confusing. At one moment, Makoto was the one explaining and the next, it was Root admonishing Makoto for stopping at thinking, before answering Makoto’s suden turn of inquiry which was odd because he was the one seen to be doing the explanation about the level of Lorel’s japanese earlier despite having no extensive knowledge of it’s inhabitants literacy(proficiency in japanese).

        It’s one thing if he, or his companions, have infiltrated Lorel already in order to learn about them but, he himself said he doesn’t know much aside from their weird customs. And learning about it when his source, Tomoe, is drowning her sorrows seems unlikely.

        It’s probably Makoto asking Root, because he is the one who have met various japanese since ages ago. It was also mentioned before that Root had a partner who is knowledgeable in certain fields.

        just my two cents.

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  10. Oh, come on! What was this chapter even about?! Walking on the streeting while chating?! Bring the tournament already!

    Thx for the chapter!

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  11. ミ /彡   
    ..ミ、|ミ //彡 Thanks!
    ミ.|.ミ/ ./.|  Nepu!!
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    (Perfectly viewed on mobile….. probably?)

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  12. Don’t really like Root.
    He’s a troll, which is fine, but he is also unamusing, which is not fine in a troll.
    Author needs to either up the funny or decrease the annoyance to make the character work (for me).

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    1. Makoto doesn´t even need to enter the tournament, he showed his students the difference between level and strength so I expect a one-side victory from them.

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  13. Thanks for the chapter!!
    Also, I kinda want to see Mio and Root play the rock-paper-scissors thing. That blood bath would certainly be interesting!!

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  14. Yeah, that’s the only part that make it sound like Makoto said it, but it’s hard to believe that Makoto was the one telling Root about Lorel. Makoto doesn’t know anything about Lorel, aside from what Kahara told him.

    There’s also know way he would know how far the usage of japanese Kanji has influenced Lorel, so saying that it’s the same as Latin from earth would sound unusual if Makoto said it. There’s also no way that Root wouldn’t know about Lorel.

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  15. Thanks for the Chapter!!!
    i hope that his students one hit people that are a higher level than themselves and tell everyone that its because of Makato then everyone finds out that he is only level 1 (but i doubt that would happen)

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  16. Some people want Makoto to be in the tournament but its not possible and I dont really want that. I want his students to destroy in the tournament and everyone be hyped to see how awesome Makoto is as a teacher, possibly the military and everyone is gonna try to recruit the students as soldiers for the war… Maybe they refuse and want to keep learning from Makoto and Makoto defends them

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  17. Please Harem +1 (female Root though) !!!! Root would be such a huge benefit to the Makoto gang, and it also seems that he/she has lost most interest in the Adventures guild anyway!!

    #AnotherStepToWolrdDomination #MakotoAssentionToGodhood #SquashTheBUG #HateOnTomo(cum-dump)ki

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    1. Tomoe’s pact should have boosted his wind element, but for some reason he can’t heal himself or use wind magic. He can use every other form of magic by default, even light.

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      1. It’s about his proficiency in Wind element.

        He’s not saying he is all-powerful, no one is, even if he ascends to Godhood(unless stated). There will always be someone above, or weak but witty. e.g. Imagine Breaker.

        Also, his character doesn’t necessarily correlate to his power.

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  18. Thanks for the chapter =D Now I’m wondering….Is there anyone willing to take those extra chapters (translating them)? =w=”)a Or is someone already translating them? <___> *Run away*

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  19. this author…
    what a way to raise the tension
    now i’m more excited to see the next chapter
    but damn how i love this novel
    this novel, sevens, and my deathflag are the only novels that i can get hyped whenever a chapter is released nowadays

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