Chapter 31-32: The curtains rise to the interaction of humans

Translator Note:

Hey guys, Reigokai here!

Looks like there’s been some sort of misunderstanding.

Entropy and Inflation are not lovers.

I don’t know how that came to be, probably in the part when Inflation said: ‘My loved one’?. I thought those words meant that she loves him, but doesn’t state any sort of romantic relationship between them. If that was a poor choice of words, please do give me a better alternative for that one.

The other point is…

The Dark God states that ‘she is a beauty, but thinking about her insides, I don’t find her charming at all’. So I don’t understand why people call him pussy and virgin right in the instant he refuses her. Would you sleep with a person you don’t like?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Just an early warning though, there will be progress, but he won’t be jumping at any rushed advances.

(But really, if ‘My loved one’ was a poor choice of words, do give me an alternative. In order to avoid future misunderstandings.)

Anyways, we are now entering the second arc!

Enjoy :D!


I am Kuromiya Haine, the reincarnation of the Dark God Entropy.

In order to restore the friendship of the light hero Kourin Karen-san and the fire hero Katack Mirack, I acted out of the atmosphere and tension, and ended up creating a turmoil.

Because of it, I met the Light Goddess, Inflation, and the Fire God, Nova, again.

The schemes of those Gods…that’s something I can’t just shut my eyes to, but for now, I will put it aside.

The reason is…because of those sequence of events, I am currently…

“What are you? Go ahead and say it.”

“Yes, I am an escapee!!” (Haine)

Facing my biggest pinch after entering the Light Church after all.

The amazon woman that’s standing right in front of me, Angan Regine. The head chef of the Light Church’s kitchen.

She is my direct superior. I was sent to do miscellaneous work after failing the entrance exam and ended up working in the kitchen.

But in my time here, I was dragged out by Karen-san and went to subjugate the fire cow. My time in the actual headquarters has been short, and the way it was reflected in the eyes of Regine-san was…

“I really hate people that make light of their work.” (Regine)

And so, that’s how it is.

I am a person that has been absent without notice these last few days, and right at this moment, I am being scolded.

Since the time I was tied up, hung upside-down, and punched around three times, my memory has been hazy.

“Wait! Wait please, Regine-neesan! There’s an incredibly deep reason for this!!”

My comrade Frost is clinging onto her and trying to stop her.

He really is a nice guy. The sad part is that it isn’t helping a single bit in stopping Regine-san.

“Whether he has a reason or not, it doesn’t matter. The problem is that this beansprout made light of the kitchen work, and he angered me. That’s all there’s to it.” (Regine)

“No, that’s not it-ssu yo! If you hear him out, you will definitely understand-ssu! That’s why, please hear him out!” (Frost)

At this rate, I will definitely be killed by Regine-san.

Even though I didn’t have such a clear image of death when I was fighting the fire cow Phalaris -the Fire God Nova-, for some reason, when the opponent is Regine-san, I do see it.

But my fate doesn’t end here.

If vice-captain Grades comes, he should be able to manage something out. He is the vice-captain of the Aurora Knight corps after all. Even someone like Regine-san would most likely listen to a person of his class.

Vice-captain Grades should know about a variety of things, and he shows his face a decent amount of times in the kitchen, so if he heard about this uproar, he should be…

“Wait a moment, Miss Regine! Like I have been saying, please listen to what I have to say. Haine was absent because of unavoidable circumstances. I will explain it, so please, stop punching him!!”

“Out of the way, vice-captain Grades.” (Regine)

I am done for.

Now that I look properly, at Regine-san’s right leg, there’s Frost; at her left leg, there’s vice-captain Grades. But they are unable to stop Regine-san at all.

Or more like, if even a vice-captain of the knight corps can’t stop Regine-san, just how much of an amazoness is she?

“The guys that have a contemptuous attitude like ‘it is only cooking’ I have -without exception- sunk them in the sink. Are you saying this job is plain and stupid compared to being a knight? But you see, I am doing that job more seriously than anyone else. Whether it is the vice-captain or the captain, I have no intentions of letting them get in the way.” (Regine)

I am already on a sure path to being punched till death.

‘Mother, Father, I am sorry for not being able to come back’…is what I was thinking, when…

“In that case, I will be the one getting in the way.”

A new person appears in the kitchen.

And this person was so unexpected that everyone who saw that person raised voices of surprise.

“Hero-sama?!” “Hero-sama?!” Hero Karen-sama?”

The light hero, Karen-san.

‘What is the representative of the church doing in this kind of place?’, is what would normally cross one’s mind, but there’s no other reason but me.

Karen-san confirms my hung upside-down state. And then, she saw the figure of Regine-san being clung onto by two people and soon understood the situation.

“Regine-san, I am truly sorry.” (Karen)

Saying this, she lowers her head deeply.

With only that, everyone in the place was overwhelmed.

“I was the one who dragged Haine-san out while he was in the middle of his work. The assistance of Haine-san was necessary. If you are to blame someone, please blame me.” (Karen)

“Then…!” (Regine)

As expected, even Regine-san isn’t that brash as to talk big when the hero is lowering her head.

She falters and is at a lost of words.

“Haine-san is a necessary talent for the future of the light church. I have no intentions of looking down on your job but, can you please hand over Haine-san to us on that basis?” (Karen)

“…Can’t be helped.” (Regine)

That scary pressure draws back as if it had been a lie.

“Being asked by the light hero, I can’t just say no. This is the light church’s kitchen after all.” (Regine)

“Thank you very much!” (Karen)

Karen-san turns towards me who was in joy and unsheathes her holy sword.

With one swing of that holy sword, the rope that was tying me was cut down.

“Wa!”

Of course, there wasn’t a single wound in my body even when the rope was tied tightly around my body.

It would be unthinkable, but at times, Karen-san is plain scary.

“Then, I will be taking Haine-san with me! Thank you very much for everything until now!” (Karen)

“Wa?!”

With those words, I was dragged out from the kitchen.

And then, from there on, there was never a second time I would be stepping in this kitchen as an apprentice cook.

  • 32: Conferring of Decorations

“Me as a knight?”

The first matter I was told about after being taken away by Karen-san was that.

“Knight as in…a knight of the Aurora Knight corps, right?” (Haine)

“Yes. I have not heard of other knight corps here after all.” (Karen)

“That’s not what I am trying to say. What I mean is, is it okay? I don’t have a single drop of light element, you know.” (Haine)

“That’s fine. In the first place, it is strange to decide the fighting personnel on only the element. If there’s an element number that’s higher than light, it would be better to have them go to their respective church and show their strength there. That would help everyone, and yet, ‘increasing the military power of other churches is a no’, is the kind of reason they use to keep them in place!” (Karen)

I did think that was the case but, it seems that really was the reason why the people who failed the exam were made to work in miscellaneous jobs and being kept here.

“But there’s currently no church that is related to Haine-san’s dark element, that’s why, it is better to have you work here—Ah, oops.” (Karen)

Karen-san places her hand on her mouth as if she just remembered something.

“This was still supposed to be a secret.” (Karen)

Right.

I don’t know how to announce to the world the existence of the Dark God, and it has been 1,600 years since those damn five Gods sealed me. Rather than saying me, my very existence as a Dark God completely disappeared from history.

Compared to the other Gods that have created churches and are worshipped by the humans, I am in a situation where my existence is not even known.

“I am thinking about tackling some old books in order to investigate the details of this Dark God! If the existence of a sixth God of Creation is confirmed, it will definitely become big news!” (Karen)

“Eh?”

Why is Karen-san in such high tension?

“Ah sorry, I derailed the conversation. We were in the middle of our talk about Haine-san joining the knights.”

She derailed the conversation herself, and she returned it to its trajectory herself. This tension really is abnormal.

“At any rate, Haine-san joining the knights is something that the Founder-sama already allowed to begin with, so no one will be able to complain -even if that person is the Knight Commander.” (Karen)

“Ah, that person…I feel like he would reeaally want to complain though…” (Haine)

“Yes, but we won’t allow him to!” (Karen)

“You are in perfect form huh, Karen-san.” (Haine)

“And so, about the post you will be taking, Haine-san…” (Karen)

Hero’s assistant.

“A thing like that was newly established.” (Karen)

“Hero’s assistant, huh.” (Haine)

“With Haine-san’s specialty, it would be hard to get used to the normal missions of the Knight corps, and most importantly, I scouted Haine-san to do things normal knights wouldn’t be able to do anyways! If we don’t create a new post for the sake of that, it wouldn’t be effective!” (Karen)

“Ah, now that you say it, there was that.” (Haine)

“Most of the job is just as the name states, assisting the hero which is me. Since this a unique post, there’s quite the extensive authority to it. The treatment will be like that of a vice-captain. But the only ones you have to obey orders from are the Founder and I, and in principle, it is okay to not obey even the Knight Commander.” (Karen)

That’s good to hear.

“You can’t have direct subordinates, but in emergencies, you can be given the commanding rights to a platoon. For now, this much is what has been stipulated, but from now on, depending on the needs, we intend to increase the authority even more!” (Karen)

“Why are you filled with so much ambition? I want to live as peacefully as possible you know…” (Haine)

“That’s because…!” (Karen)

Karen-san suddenly holds my hands. She holds both of my hands tightly.

“I…want to change this world. Into a world where people don’t have to get attacked by monsters; a world where we can live at ease. Even when I became a light hero, things didn’t go as I wanted. But I thought about doing what I could and mixed in with the recruitment group, in order to search for a person that could be of help.” (Karen)

And so, she met me huh.

“‘If it’s Haine-san, he will fight together with me’, that’s what I thought. But Haine-san, you surpassed by lengths-and-bounds my expectations; you were amazing. You confronted the Knight Commander face to face, fixed my friendship with Mirack-chan, the power you have is incredible, and even the Founder-sama is completely cooperating with Haine-san…” (Karen)

The Founder Yorishiro has some special circumstances regarding me though…

“At this point, I don’t even know who is the one standing at the front anymore. I once again ask of you. Can you please help me make this world better?” (Karen)

Karen-san asks this with slight uneasiness.

From the high tension just now, it suddenly went to a gloom one. It is only proof that she can think of other people’s feelings.

“…”

I bent my knees and knelt in front of Karen-san.

“If I am to become a knight, I would need a knighting ceremony, right?” (Haine)

“Haine-san…” (Karen)

“Kuromiya Haine humbly accepts the post of hero assistant. Uhm…I swear by this sword?” (Haine)

I said whatever knight-like thing came to mind.

Karen-san simply looked happy, and a single tear flowed down her eyes.

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67 thoughts on “Chapter 31-32: The curtains rise to the interaction of humans

  1. Woohoo! New chapter already.

    No, I think you did the best you could in terms of conveying the meaning of the original story Reigokai. This is just one of those things where the issue is that the story can’t slow down to fill readers in on every little detail and backstory-even if it wanted to.

    We know that Inflation called Entropy “her loved one”, and Entropy sorta ignored her, but didn’t deny anything. Even last chapter, he only sorta brushed her off in the typical harem protagonist(“pussy”) way. I think this is just the natural direction assumptions go when we try to fill in the blanks, and that sort of archetype is what Haine’s behavior fell in at the end there.

    In short, I think it’s fine to leave it as is.

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    1. No its the correct term look at the first chapter she makes it clear SHE likes him he makes it clear he is not interested. Thats what this conversation was about still she still loves him he still remembers her stance and what she did to him. Hence his the insides comment its still the same arrogant god inside. Gods don’t have to be logical she loves him 1600 years before but that doesn’t change she agreed with the other 4 gods about ruling over people and being gods time more or less can be meaningless to them. hence she figured since they weren’t killing him a short 1600 year time out may get him to come around.

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      1. I agree. She made very clear that she likes him but it is an unrequited love. So saying “my loved one” would be correct. He doesn’t have to return that love for what she said to still be correct.

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      2. maybe she helped the other 4 gods, not because she truly believed that humans should be slaves, but because the one she loved was paying the humans more attention than to her…

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  2. Thanks for the chapter!!
    I think “my loved one” is just fine, it seems like something she would say, that goddess seems pretty delusional and her herself think that she is in fact in a relationship with him, so I don’t see any problem with the translation, the problem is with her personality and if I was him I would get pretty far away from her too, doing it with crazy woman never ends well!! XD

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  3. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai.

    I for one… never called Entropy and Inflation lovers. I only called Inflation a possible yandere because I think her love for Entropy was one-sided in the first place.

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    1. Yeah, from the first chapter it was already obvious to me it was a one sided love. If people want to read about MCs that bang the girls every ten chapters or less they should just read hentai stories.

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      1. Rather, isn’t the problem that people are confusing hentai stories with stories of substance?

        There’s a very clear, yet often unseen line between wish-fulfillment and good writing. I could throw out some examples, but I’m sure everyone has their own preferred low-hanging fruit.

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  4. …So, why don’t we recruit Regine as a member of the Hero’s team? Like maybe, the hero and other important peoples’ special cook (who also fights monsters on the side too, I guess). Depending on what form the other gods currently hold, we’ll have a trump card surpassing that of the Dark God Entropy.

    And now, Haine holds a position of authority higher than that of powerplaying knight commander! And only after 32 chapters!
    …Well, after 32 chapters in sets of 2-3.

    The plot is properly taking shape, it seems. Karen is quite the ideal partner considering Entropy wanted to check on the world and make fixes where he could.

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  5. well… i think ‘My loved one’ is fit…
    because of one side her love is….
    she love him, but the MC doesn’t love her.
    and from her Personality, i think ‘my loved one’ is suit with her personality, self-proclaimed lover of Dark God.
    its understandable that MC find her ‘annoying’, to have self-proclaimed lover, stalker and bit of yandere who if not careful enough she will eat you when you sleep.
    yeah… that phrase really fit ~ so no need to change it.

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  6. Thanks for the chapters Reigokai!
    I honestly don’t think there’s something bad with your wording choice. If anything, there something bad with the bunch that didn’t get what it means. Even though I’m still not that good with English, I still perfectly understood. You don’t need to change that. I think so, at least.
    About the people calling Jaime a pussy… wow. Don’t let that get to you. They must be a bunch of teen in their puberty who thing exactly what you said; that not bang any female who gives the OK means that he’s a pussy.
    All that aside, it was a great chapter. Was funny to see Jaime having more fear towards Regine-san that to Nova 😁, well, it’s understandable, I guess. I mean, Nova was pathetic.

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  7. Thanks for the chapters, Reigokai-sama!

    And about the whole Entropy x Inflation thing, thanks for clarifying things for us. You take really good care of your readers (^_^)

    As for me, I thought them being lovers was far-fetched from the start. She is likely in love with him though, considering Entropy is her “loved one” and the way Founder came onto Haine last time. The Dark God don’t want anything to do with that, so the feeling (if it exists) is not mutual.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter.

    Don’t take it to heart too much Reigokai-sensei. I can’t speak for everyone, but personally I just thought that perhaps the Entropy and Inflation were in that kind of relationship. If you’re a bit of a Myth and Legend nerd like me you might come to the conclusion that, as Gods, Entropy’s and Inflation’s relationship was like any typical Gods’ relationship that you read about in lore, In other words: Completely fu**ed up.

    In what I’ve read, it was all too common for Gods to go about acts of rape, betrayal, etc. So even though Inflation had a hand in sealing Entropy, my thoughts were that this was something minor in terms of what could have been, and that their relationship could have been very complicated, but all the same, still husband and wife. When I read her referring to Entropy as her ‘Loved One’, that was what sparked those thoughts; so I couldn’t help thinking that way.

    One example I could think of is from Greek Mythology: Zeus’ and Hera’s relationship. Even though the great King of Olympus had a beautiful wife like Hera that never stopped him from raping mortals Lida, (There’s a poem written by William Butler Yeats (pronounced Yates) who wrote the Poem: Lida and the Swan,1924, about Lida and her relation to the events of Troy, and mostly her personal experience when she was ravished by Zeus) and Hera’s response was the typical eternal torture/curse for life for someone daring to sleep with her husband. Never any mention of them ceasing their relationship as husband and wife (and lets not get started on the incest).

    Well, like I said before, my interpretation of Entropy and Inflation being husband and wife simply came from my own foreknowledge about myth (as broken up and little as it mat be) and my understanding of how all Gods recorded in Myth were literally f**ked up in the head about their own morals and such. There wasn’t any better way to put how she referred to Entropy back in the prologue as far as I see it.

    Well, now I’m gonna read the chapter. Thanks in advance. 🙂

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    1. The myths and legends that feature all these pantheons of gods, were probably the origin of soap operas, all the over the top drama, sex scandals, murder and general violence, with a few faked deaths and resurrections mixed in.

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      1. Exactly! Myth and Lore have always served as the greatest sources of inspiration for many poets and actors throughout history. Even to this day the existence of such brutal tales mystifies and fascinates people and inspires them in many ways. Even if it not be the Gods themselves that are mentioned, the things that represent them, like winged chariots and ominous Ravens are all good examples. Femme Fatales were especially popular in the past.

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      1. I have no doubt she would if she could have done that, but judging from the context I believe it’s safe enough to say that it was one heck of a sturdy seal that totally isolated Entropy from the world and all of the other Gods. They simply couldn’t risk the possibility of him breaking out and annihilating them on the spot.

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  9. Thanks for the new chapter !!!
    I bent my knees and knelt in front of Karen-san.

    “If I am to become a knight, I would need a knighting ceremony, right?” (Haine)
    Sure isnt that he just wanted to pick under her skirt? XD

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  10. Yeah I’m with most of the comments on here, the “loved one” line fits even with what we now know about Inflation, she’s a crazy stalker, that busted Entropy out of jail for selfish reasons, and has given herself a couple “dangerous” weapons plus an alibi to trap Haine….

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  11. I thought it was readily apparent that Inflation’s love was one-sided from her, and not reciprocated by Entropy. Surprised that needed explaining.

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  12. Didn’t Haine thought of a method that in order to clear all the monster in the world he can just simply did what the other gods do and create a monster that attacks other monster since his element is anti divinity that monsters are made the ones he will create would bore that same anti divinity , completely erasing the monsters other gods created…. but then again if he did that what comes next is the Humans declaring war to each other due to their rivalry

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  13. Reigokai, maybe the sentence “My loved one,” can be replaced with “My precious one,”.

    Something tells me that it will not be weird if Inflation say “My precioussss…” secretly behind Haine.

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      1. She (one sided) loved him too much.

        …. and in the future, when Haine joins the Adventurer Guild, he found that his guild card contains some strange skills.
        ‘Sponsored by: Light Goddess’

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  14. I don’t see the problem. She does love(like) him he just doesn’t like her.
    And just because he finds her to be beautiful wouldnt change that. (like how you can find a person attractive but you know how twisted and messed up they are. kinda like that was the feel I got from but not to that degree)

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  15. ty for the chap
    i never thought o him as a pussy Oo
    i can really understand his sentence “but by knowing whats inside i don’t want”

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  16. Hmmm. When Inflation referred to Entropy as “my loved one” he was neither surprised nor upset. This obviously want the first time she had called him that, and it was made clear that the difference between them was entirely based on their view of humanity. Couldn’t they have been a lot closer, before humanity showed up? 🤔

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  17. “Beloved” or “Loved One” work just fine. It maies it look like shes been chasing him since the beginning and hes been running from her for just as long.

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  18. … I think that they may get together tbh mainly because they are both living human lives and he may come to forgive her and she may lose some of the arrogance maybe? Who knows but I think it’s worth noting that although he dislikes her, at the moment they are not gods, anything can happen.

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  19. My loved one -> My desired one ? Like that we insist on the fact that Inflation desires Entropy, but Entropy doesn’t love her back. Also, shouldn’t Inflation be Infatuation? From what I see, the name fits a lot better. I can’t see the link between light and inflation. Nova and fire: link evident; same for Coacervate and water and Mantle and earth; Quasar and air have a less evident link but you can find it. Same for Entropy and darkness. But the main point of the light Goddess is the unreasoned love for Entropy, so infatuation.

    Edit: Seems it’s really inflation. Maybe universe inflation?

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  20. thanks for the chapter

    “Entropy and Inflation are not lovers.”
    okay, too bad. since inflation seemed close and haine cold, I though they were ex.
    ᴵ ˢᵗᶦˡˡ ˢʰᶦᵖ ᴷᵃʳᵉⁿ ᵃⁿᵈ ᴹᶦʳᵃᶜᵏ
    *run away laughing maniacally*

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  21. Thanks for the chapter

    From my point of view, the six Gods can be seen as having more of a sibling-like relationship to one another? Thus Inflation is just a bro-con for Entropy, “my beloved one,” while he can’t see her the same way.

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  22. Thx for the chapter o/
    For all those making a fuss about a man not wanting to sleep with anyone who goes at him… Don’t worry be happy?~~

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  23. Thanks for the chapter. There was something off with that hanging up side down. When Karen cut the ropes he should fell straight down and landing on his head. He praise her for swordsmanship the make a remark like “I was wrong”, then pass out. Karen and him will become a monster fighting pair. The only pair of hero’s I can think of that are similar to them would be Cloak & Dagger. Since Cloak has the power of darkness and Dagger the power of light.

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      1. You see how does it feel to see someone who has just defeated someone who can easily destroy half of the world getting tied and smacked by a cook ? And he acts like a 10 yr kid while at it…

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