Chapter 109: The Reason for Rejection

Dayyyyyyyum Naofumi, I didn’t know you had it in you. Well, he had a Saber and Berserker, It seems he has acquired a Castor. Oh yeah, Because Muel said that 108-110 go as a set, I did 109 and 110 and released them as a set.


Motoyasu Relates Rishia’s story to me with a pale face.

“At first I was curious as to why she were crying and got a little worried so I called out to her but… sorry… I… I can’t stand to see girls like this… Can I leave it to you?” (Motoyasu)

I couldn’t hear Motoyasu’s words to the end.

Now that I think about it, Motoyasu was killed and sent to this world due to his popularity.

So he can’t handle dark girls like this.

Those girls that appear in Galge, yandere was it? (TL: Galge: Non eros Dating Sim)

In my world, games with those types of girls existed as well.

They became famous for their morbid bad endings.

Listening to Rishia, who is getting close to being a stalker, might have awakened his trauma.

But Motoyasu, that isn’t the important part.

From the story, it seems Rishia is innocent.

It seems that a separate culprit has framed her.

I hate false charges more than anything. There’s no way I can let this be!

So I go after Itsuki to abate my own rage.

“When I said there was no room for further questions she went and tattled to the other heroes… Do you think that will make me take her back in?” (Itsuki)

“Rishia didn’t tell me anything. She went to the womanizing Motoyasu.” (Naofumi)

“What I said was the truth. Rishia lied. It seems that she forgot the debt she had to me and tried to use me. The result is obvious.” (Itsuki)

“You have no doubts as to whether or not she is lying?!” (Naofumi)

“You… Do you think I cannot trust the comrades I have built trust with for months? The newcomer Rishia is the dubious one here. I will believe the words of my comrades.” (Itsuki)

This person… He thinks I don’t know anything so he’s spouting bullcrap.

I made sure to gather information before coming here.

Did you think that I, who is used to false charges, would come here without evidence and act on feeling alone?

Rishia isn’t the culprit, and I have already figured out the culprit’s identity.

Well… my information mostly comes from Shadow, though…

It seems that the Culprit is another member of Itsuki’s party.

Shadow already told Itsuki about it, but Itsuki chose to trust his Comrades words over Shadow.

Shadow even told me the contents of that conversation.

I’ve come this far, it’s time for me to go on the offensive.

“No matter what you say, there was a witness! And it’s an unrelated person, there’s no reason they would tell a lie. And it’s weird in itself that your comrades didn’t catch the culprit at the scene of the crime.” (Naofumi)

“For you to have investigated that far… There’s no choice. It’s all for her sake. The others are merely giving her what she deserved. They merely found that Rishia had been stained with the color of evil, and carried out the appropriate punishment.” (Itsuki)

“Wait, what are you talking about.” (Naofumi)

“Rishia called my party members villains and left the party. She cares not for her comrades.” (Itsuki)

“…?” (Naofumi)

What is he saying?

I can’t keep up with his explanation.

Could it be a conspiracy? An accusation in name only to get her to leave the party?

“And Rishia isn’t suited for fighting. We all discussed and decided it would be best for her to return to her home town and live in happiness.” (Itsuki)

“Yes, it was all for Rishia’s sake.” (Armor)

Armor comes in and confirms Itsuki’s words, but I have no idea where this conversation is going.

Doesn’t that just mean that Rishia had a false crime placed on her for no reason?

There’s no way she can return home like this.

And so,

As far as Itsuki knows, the matter with Rishia was settled. But Rishia, who was left in the dark, was troubled

So Itsuki and his comrades put a crime on her to force her to leave.

That is the real crime here.

Cares not for her comrades? Bull$h!t!

They were just too used to dealing with villains that they treated her as one as well.

This isn’t a game!

In a game you could just get her to leave the party with a press of a button.

This guy played console games if I remember correctly.

Does he think that Party Members are NPCs?

I feel worn out and look in Rishia’s direction.

Even now, Rishia looks like she is about to cry. She is staring at Itsuki in silence.

“To be honest, in my party Rishia was the one who fit in the least… Instead of willingly rushing into dangerous situations, it is best to let her live in peace.” (Itsuki)

“You’re just avoiding the main issue! How about her feelings!” (Naofumi)

“That isn’t what I’m saying. A battle for the fate of the world cannot be won on feelings alone!” (Itsuki)

“Then why did you fire her without telling her anything.” (Naofumi)

“Then I will say it bluntly. She does not provide any useful manpower. I thought she would get stronger over time, but if she refuses to raise her skills, it’s better for all of us if she just returned home!” (Itsuki)

Ah. He said it.

So he’s just shifting the blame now isn’t he.

“Then why didn’t you just outright tell her that? Were you afraid of becoming the villain?” (Naofumi)

“Of course not! Where are you getting these ideas.” (Itsuki)

“If you have to make her a scapegoat because he can’t muster up the courage to tell her to leave, then it’s the truth.” (Naofumi)

“But in regards to her ability, the road ahead will be difficult. We are swallowing our tears and wishing for her happiness.” (Itsuki)

“That’s only you. What do you think other people’s lives are?!” (Naofumi)

From what I can see, she has a high potential for magic.

However because of you, she forced herself to wield a sword and even classed up to aid your fighting style.

And yet you’re just going to abandon her like this. You then justified your actions by making up reasons.


She would have understood if you just told her.

In the end, you just didn’t want to become the villain.

Isn’t this the same as what happened to me?

The end was decided before I could do anything. Itsuki seems to think this matter is already settled.

“This is a good opportunity. Rishia, I can’t put up with you anymore. Frankly, you are weak.” (Itsuki)

So he’s finally become like this.

In order to make sure his situation doesn’t worsen, he has decided to say the truth.

And because he sensed he was getting cornered, he decided to make Rishia out to be the bad guy.

Where is your justice now? What self-righteousness, what Hypocrisy.

Even the Swindler and the Slave dealer are better that this.

At least they understand that they are at fault.

They are much better than a kid who acts on a whim and then labels his actions as justice.

“…” (Rishia)

Rishia tries to let out her voice in response to Itsuki’s accusation.

“Rishia?” (Naofumi)

“She’s just trying to get sympathy. Now leave, both of you.” (Itsuki)

“People like you… do you plan to put more charges on us?” (Naofumi)

“When did I ever place false charges on you!” (Itsuki)

“I won’t let you act oblivious now! Remember when you ignored Bitch’s cheating and acted like I was the one at fault? And that time when you accused me of taking your funds?” (Naofumi)

“The matter with Bitch had nothing to do with me.” (Itsuki)

What do you mean ‘nothing to do with me’?

How did your Hero of Justice spirit not go off there?

“Anyways, at this point in time, we cannot conclude that you did not take the funds.” (Itsuki)

“But haven’t we already found the culprit?” (Naofumi)

“Wha!? What nonsense are you spouting now?” (Itsuki)

“It seems you really don’t know.” (Naofumi)

“Don’t look at us like that. If you know the culprit, just say it.” (Itsuki)

He seems to be genuinely curios right now.

“It’s the Three Hero Church.” (Naofumi)

“Are you alright in the head?” (Itsuki)

“Itsuki, you’re not actually very smart, are you?” (Naofumi)

“Gu-! What makes you think that.” (Itsuki)

I myself don’t consider myself to be smart.

I’m actually quite stupid.

If I was smart, I wouldn’t have been fooled by Bitch.

My grades were average and my parents gave up on my education.

But if this person isn’t the culprit, I think I can figure it out.

“The Church had one didn’t it… A legendary weapon in the shape of a bow.” (Naofumi)

“Ah…” (Itsuki)

So he finally noticed. He seems stunned.

The Church was fundamentally against us summoned heroes. They definitely had reason.

And when he had accused me before, where had he been?

Right in front of the church. They had probably fed him the info that I was the culprit.

Now that I think about it, it was quite simple.

“T-that matter is irrelevant now.” (Itsuki)

“Itsuki, you…” (Naofumi)

How selfish can this person get. Does he care not of the hearts of others?

I can feel my anger rising.

The blood is rising to my head.

This feels like when Bitch placed false crimes on me. No, it’s different.

This is…

“I see, I thought you were a troublesome person, but you had a strong sense of justice and you would make a good hero. But your value as a person was only this much? You’ve betrayed my expectations. I’ve had it with you.” (Naofumi) (TL: How I felt a few chapters ago)

I give him a cold stare and leave the room.

I’ve heard something like this before.

The opposite of love isn’t hate. It is Apathy.

That means the opposite of Hate is also Apathy.

To me, it looks like Itsuki has already lost interest.

There’s no point in getting mad at a person who no longer cares.

“You have no right to be telling me that. Please stay away from me from now on.” (Itsuki)

Itsuki shouts at me as I leave. His voice is louder that I have ever heard it.

Ah. I see

So this stems from his childish desire for praise. He hates it when people’s opinions of him drop.

“It’s no longer of my concern. I have no intentions of dealing with your tyranny any more. I hope you don’t break any more expectations.” (Naofumi)

“I’m telling you to get lost!” (Itsuki)

I ignore Itsuki, who has drawn his bow. And walk away.

“This is the last time you can get so full of yourself.” (Itsuki)

Like I care.

His opinion of Rishia… Remains unchanged.

It can’t be…

As I head towards side of the ship, I witness Firo Jumping out of the water.

On one wing, she is carrying a drenched Rishia.

“This Onee-chan suddenly fell in. She was sinking, so Firo helped her out.” (Firo)

“Suicide…” (Naofumi)

To be depressed to that extent…

I can understand Motoyasu’s dislike of this type of person a bit.

Just because the person you like bad-mouths you, it doesn’t mean you have to die.

“Good job Firo.”(Naofumi)

“Yay~” (Firo)

I pat Firo’s head.

If it hadn’t been for Firo, this story would have reached the worst possible ending.

If that happened, I would have trouble sleeping at night.

And there’s something I have already decided.

“Now then, Rishia.” (Naofumi)

“*Cough* *Cough*” (Rishia)

I pat Rishia, who is coughing up sea water, on the back and speak.

“Firo of my party has just now saved your life. What will you do with that saved life?” (Naofumi)

“…Let me die. Itsuki has abandoned me. There is no worth left in me living.” (Rishia)

“The person who decided that is none other than you.” (Naofumi)

“Then please let me decide my own death.” (Rishia)

“If you think that way there’s nothing I can do about it… But there is one thing I can’t forgive.” (Naofumi)

If I just let it end this way, my anger will never subside.

“Will you accept these false charges? Do you not want to get back at them?” (Naofumi)

“B-but I…” (Rishia)

“Don’t you want to make Itsuki say, ‘Please come back, I need you’?!” (Naofumi)

“I-I knew I was weak from the beginning…” (Rishia)

“Who decided that a person has to stay weak forever? The only person who said that is Itsuki. All you have to do is get stronger.” (Naofumi)

Back at the start, I too had been called weak and useless. The other heroes looked down on me.

That’s why I can’t overlook this behavior.

“…Really?… Can I really become strong?” (Rishia)

“I promise you this. I’ll definitely force Itsuki to acknowledge your strength.” (Naofumi)

I’ll make him regret ever abandoning her.

“That’s why Rishia. Until you find a way to get stronger on your own, I will help you. No, I’ll make you strong!” (Naofumi)

I’m merely acting on a grudge right now.

Rishia resembles me too much. She was falsely accused, and looked down upon. So for her sake and mine, I must make her stronger and let her get back at Itsuki.

“Join my party.” (Naofumi)

Rishia reaches out for my hand. She hesitates for a bit, but finally grasps it.

“My heart still belongs to Itsuki…” (Rishia)

“Ah, I’m fine with that. I’m not asking you to believe in me. Believe in whatever you want to believe and you should be fine.” (Naofumi)

I’m not like Motoyasu. I’m not acting because Rishia is a woman.

I just cannot forgive Itsuki for picking her up and throwing her away at his own convenience.

I can also feel the similarities in our circumstances.

And that’s why I can say for sure…

“You will become strong no matter what.” (Naofumi)

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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124 Responses to Chapter 109: The Reason for Rejection

  1. Bakahou says:

    Reblogged this on Bakahou and commented:
    Yoraikun with Chapter 109!


  2. alfa says:

    Thanks for the release!
    Should say Chapter 109 instead of 99


  3. YyAoMmIi says:

    Um, this page is labeled as chapter 99.


  4. unshatter says:

    Thanks for the update, but why is the title chapter 99: The reason for rejection? If my eyes didn’t wrong me that is.


  5. Uz3r013 says:

    Saw this coming since her first appearance. So obvious since out of all the extras(companions) she was the only one given a name.

    So he gets his first Legit companion. (he should add the slave Mark so she gets a power boost)


  6. Logan Witt says:

    Really… “My heart still belongs to itsuki”…? He shoulda just let her drown.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the hard work!!


  8. Anonymous says:

    She classed up as a warrior though. There is no way she reaches her full potential now


  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chapterr :D <3


  10. Anon says:

    Just a small typo

    Just becausthe person you like bad-mouths you, it doesn’t mean you have to die.
    Just because the person you like bad-mouths you, it doesn’t mean you have to die.

    -Cares not for her comrades? Bull$h!t!
    –At this point in life we can live with the term bullshit, just saying. Our youth, if there are any truly young one’s reading this, are already gone no sense hiding it.


  11. Seinvolf says:

    Thank you for your hard work…


  12. madmann135 says:

    This page needs the image to go with it…

    A three-fer Sunday, this is making me quite happy. Two chapters down one to go.

    I will admit Naofumi really outdid himself in this chapter. He added a new companion to his group, he raged off at Itsuki (If the dragon in his shield was witness, I bet the dragon would feel apathy to Itsuki), then he and his youngest companion saved a life worth saving.


  13. Greenfezza says:

    “Now that I think about it, Motoyasu was killed and sent to this world due to his popularity.”

    May I ask when did this happened? Or by any chance did I miss it somewhere.


  14. Juanko says:

    Thanks for the chapter

    i hate Itsuki now i want to Naofumi to kick that bastard ass of hi´s for what he did. For me Motoyasu could be an idiot but at least he won´t do anything like that.


  15. Anonymous says:

    When did Naofumi found about “Now that I think about it, Motoyasu was killed and sent to this world due to his popularity.”. I remember it was only Ren and Itsuki


  16. Anonymous says:

    “…It would be best for her to return to her home town and live in happiness.” (Itsuki)

    when in reality…”Rishia, I can’t put up with you anymore. Frankly, you are weak.”

    I completely agree with Naofumi’s opinion of Itsuki.


  17. Erasmus says:

    For the love of God, Thank You so much


  18. Huh...?! says:

    WHY is Rishia labled as Itsuki’s lover (on Itsuki’s page) on the Shieldbro wiki page?! This is one spoiler I just can’t accept…


    • Yoraikun says:

      Cast aside you luke-warm Wiki-page spoilers. Read the christmas special if you want actual spoilers.


    • madmann135 says:

      That happens later. It also implies she took what Naofumi said to heart and became strong enough that Itsuki wanted her back.
      My question is why the wiki says she was a cursed slave. If I am not mistaken human slave trafficking is illegal in the Melromarc kingdom …unless you are a noble or king. …though second though would be to exploit the “slave series” shield growth bonuses.

      I have yet read the Christmas story because I am reluctant to spoil specific details. I like making guesses about stories I am reading, it makes them more fun.


  19. Mario says:

    I knew it. Itsuki is the worst.


  20. kirindas says:

    Itsuki definitely needs a good slap in the face. I hope he gets what’s coming to him soon.


  21. spiralbaka says:

    NIce picture there.


  22. fernando says:

    fuck you itsuki fuck you


  23. I really hope she doesn’t go back to Itsuki and chooses Naofumi over him!!


    • muel says:

      it’s impossible,,, and you know that right…?


    • Anon says:

      For one, in all honesty Naofumi is probably the best hero to work for period. That’s not opinion, that’s fact after reading this chapter set. And for two, due to the Christmas side stories being completed you could at your own discretion figure that out or choose to wait. Truly the choice is yours.


  24. turtlebeech says:

    how do I do the “putting on the shades” face? O:


  25. Anonymous says:

    Are you sure that it’s not Rider that you’re talking about? (not Berserker) :P
    [btw, thanks for the hard work. For the first time, I enjoy reading Jap Novels, though in Eng.]


  26. hannibal says:

    thanks for the update. now to dream about pimp slapping itsuki a thousand times


  27. jon0221 says:

    We need more of them Illustrations!


  28. muel says:

    ow,, it’s still get me boiled after read this chapter,, thank yoraikun,

    thought, i never say it’s come as a set,,
    but, it’s good that 3 chapter release at same time because of the content.

    i am really glad you hear it thought.
    good job :D


  29. k says:

    Thank for the update


  30. tam says:

    I though Itsuki just a justice kiddo but now he have rotten to a new level


  31. Anonymous says:

    That Fate/Stay Night reference at the beginningwas priceless…


  32. Peter says:

    Thank you for the chapter


  33. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much


  34. Dual Blades says:

    Thank you for the chapter!
    I think we all knew Rishia would eventually be joining Naofumi but it’s still nice to see it happen!


  35. FH says:

    My nigg, great translation. While this chapter wasnt as maddening as the beginning its still had emotional impact.
    And I love how you included the chapter image at the end. It really helped to wrap up all the FEELS


  36. nckeo says:

    I don’t get it, which chapter said that Spear dude was killed by a Yandere in real world?


  37. Anonymous says:

    Which chapter was it that the heroes talk abt their deaths? And if I remember correctly naofumi wasn’t there when they talked abt it right?


  38. Midnight2630 says:

    finally i can see how she is


  39. Anonymous says:

    Merci ^^ .


  40. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the update and the cool pic in the end it hits home


  41. kne says:

    i think raf is more like the rider cause of the illusion


  42. Mark says:

    ARGH! Curse that bow hero child! I’ve never liked such one minded characters or people, sadly I’ve met so many of them before too in games and life. Ohhhh made me so mad! Again thanks guys for translating this awesome series. Props to the author too for making us hate on a character so easily.

    Really though, that way of thinking about justice from Itsuki is so… AHHHHH! I can’t think of good words without streaming a series of slang curses and other foul mouth tongue twisting words. His other party members too, what a bunch of pricks! I feel bad for Risha to a degree, but damn her ‘love’ for Bow brat is… so sad.


  43. Anonymous says:

    What an empowering ending to the chapter.

    By the way, I forgot which one of the two chapters this was in but when Naofumi was speaking with Itsuki about who the culprit was, he mentions that Shadow notified him that the person responsible was one of Itsuki’s companions (other than Rishia). So why did he mention the Three Heroes Church? Was it to avoid a full-blown argument and direct the blame elsewhere? Or was he implying that one of Itsuki’s companions is affiliated with the Church?


  44. Lazeraus says:

    Itsuki has now officially become the worst Hero. Ren’s stubborn, but he’ll admit his mistakes to an extent. Motoyasu is just an idiot, but he accepts it when hes wrong. But Itsuki… hes un-redeemable. Motoyasu’s rating increased while Itsuki just dropped to negative infinity.
    And man, I hope Reshia starts liking Naofumi, so he can have a true harem.


  45. Adherent says:

    Hail Yoraikun!


  46. Zalrinos says:

    This chapter remind me of the anime : school days , Perpetually Motoyasu does remind me of the male protagonist of school days , they do share a few similarity so it understandable that they suffer similarly , also Yandere is a interesting and understandable type of personality due to certain’s emotions are like fire,So playing/messing with someone emotion is like playing with fire, Also this is a quote that I think does fit , ” If you play with fire you are going to get burned ” So if you do something , Then you should be aware of the consequences you have brought down upon yourself ” also you can interpret the something part of the second quote to be ambiguous/open ended , Just something i thought was intriguing , Also hope you obtain something by reading this.


  47. Anonymous says:

    Whew! thanks a lot!!!!
    I really the story!!


  48. Anonymous says:

    So cute. Another Loli has joined the team!!!


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