Chapter 253: Yes Man

I’m thinking of transferring old chapters from posts into pages. That somehow seems more efficient. (ED: Let me know how you want it done, and I can do it so you can continue translating ;o)


Chapter 253: Yes Man

And like that, I saw Witch off and return to the throne.
The matter concerning rewards ended, so everyone went off to rest inside the castle.
The only people left here are the Queen, the Country’s higher ups, and me.

“Now then, should I begin my report?” (Queen)
“That sounds good. There are plenty things I have to ask.” (Naofumi)
“Let’s see… First, would be just how Witch was able to escape and cross national borders to start up her rebellion.” (Queen)
“How was it done?” (Naofumi)
“It seems that she salvaged a disguise magic tool from the corpse of a Shadow that died in the Spirit Turtle assault.” (Queen)

Oh, right. The Shadows had that ability.
I’m surprised she learned how to use it.
After Witch separated from Motoyasu, she apparently crossed borders.
She didn’t plan on returning. She grasped for ways to live the easy life elsewhere.

“Ah, besides Elena, didn’t Witch have another companion? Where is she?” (Naofumi)
“She’s already been captured. She’s going be sent off much like Witch.” (Queen)
“So she’s also a noble?” (Naofumi)
“Yes.” (Queen)

Hmm… So she’ll face a fate similar to Witch’s.
Take that.
Even so, I never learned her name in the end.
I’m sorry, but I’ll be forgetting you soon… Um… Woman 2.

“Next is about her slave seal. That matter’s already been settled.” (Queen)
“Why didn’t it work?” (Naofumi)
“It seems that the Spirit Turtle’s presence caused some sort of bug, and after that, she stayed in an area with devices made to jam the signal.” (Queen)
“Oh, right. You investigated the building I reported about. Did you find the device there?” (Naofumi)
“Correct. During this incident, it seems that the aura causing the brainwashing had an interference effect as well. The seal’s now in working order, and we plan on turning her slave rights over to Faubrey’s King.” (Queen)

So there was a jamming effect. What a pain.
Hmm? I can hear some noise from the castle’s yard.
I peek out of the window.

And I see Fohl holding Atlas while stepping away from Trash.
Atlas is frowning.
Trash is… holding his hand into the air as if to cut the sky.

In his hand… is that food?
Is he trying to bait Atlas?
Trash fainted when he heard Witch’s sentence.
Is he searching out Atlas to fill the void in his soul?

I guess it’s fine. I’ll leave them be.

“Next is…
The slave release ceremony that’s become a famous rumor on the streets was apparently done by the Three Hero Church.” (Queen)
“Ah, I see.” (Naofumi)

I heard it from the slaves when Taniko first came to the village.
Something about a charitable organization that granted slaves their freedom.

“The Three Hero Church is charitable? That’s suspicious beyond doubt.” (Naofumi)
“Yes… It seems that in order to procure subjects for their experiments, they would lure slaves in with the pretense of breaking their slave seals.” (Queen)

So that’s it.
They were those sorts of people.

“When we took them in, we heard something along the lines of, 『Sure, we released them… from this world!』 and 『They became sacrifices towards our noble cause』.” (Queen)

Those are quite some lines.
But the time those people will be released from this world as well is swiftly approaching.
If there’s anything I’m unsatisfied with, it’s that there’s no repose for the victims.

“They were being held in a section of the facility Iwatani-sama reported.” (Queen)
“Fumu…” (Naofumi)
“Many died from experimentation. However, there are just as many survivors.” (Queen)
“… Are they alright?” (Naofumi)

The Queen quietly averts her eyes.
Ah, I see. So the situation isn’t that good.

“Many of them will need treatment. However…” (Queen)
“I got it. I’ll look at them at my place. Having a few more doesn’t change much at this point in time. As long as they weren’t directly related to the incident, I won’t do them harm.” (Naofumi)
“I give you my sincerest thanks.” (Queen)

… I’ll put my order to the Slave Dealer on hold.
It seems I’ll be getting an influx of slaves soon.
My place has an alchemist, and if I give them the medicine, they should get better.
I hope.

“Do you know their home towns?” (Naofumi)
“About one third of the captives have homes. The others have had their villages destroyed by slave hunting long ago.” (Queen)

So the same pattern as Raphtalia.
Why must this country detest Demi-Humans to this extent?
They may have their differences, but if you try to talk to them, it’s not like they won’t understand you.
Rather, it’s the people that do the discrimination that refuse to understand.

Ah, right. I procured the research equipment from the facility and gave it to Rat. She was quite happy.
There were some machines she wanted, and some documents she wanted to use as reference.
However, she discarded all the information about replicating Heroes’ Weapons after a quick glance.
She said it wasn’t worth it.
Currently, the castle soldiers are rushing to perform a full investigation on the building.

“Iwatani-sama, what has become of the Hero of the Bow?” (Queen)
“I’ve entrusted him to Rishia… but he’s not looking so well.” (Naofumi)

It was the noon after we had finished resolving the brainwashing incident.

We heard the report from the slave we put on watch that Itsuki had opened his eyes. Rishia and I rushed to the Camping Plant where he was being held.

“Itsuki-sama!” (Rishia)

Itsuki had gotten himself off of the bed.
I crossed my arms and watched over the worried Rishia. Just in case Itsuki went out of control, I had Firo, Atlas, and Ren on standby outside.

“How do you feel, Itsuki?” (Naofumi)
“…” (Itsuki)

With an expressionless face and sleepy eyes, Itsuki slowly turned towards me and replied with silence.

“…” (Itsuki)

The silence continued.
Rishia seemed to be waiting for him to say something, but there were no signs of that happening soon.

“Oy, say something.” (Naofumi)
“… Something.” (Itsuki)

…!?
He’s got quite some courage to pickin’ a fight with me so soon!

“I’m sorry Rishia. It seems I’ll be breaking my promise to you.” (Naofumi)

There was no point in keeping someone who wouldn’t repent in the slightest.

“Fueee! Wait a second. Itsuki-sama, just honestly apologize here.” (Rishia)
“… I’m sorry.” (Itsuki)

Expressionlessly and monotonically, Itsuki lowered his head.
What was this? Was Itsuki this sort of person?

“Itsuki, what happened?” (Naofumi)
“… I don’t know.” (Itsuki)
“Are you hiding something again? You sure like doing things like that.” (Naofumi)
“… Am I hiding something?” (Itsuki)
“Umm… Itsuki, have you possibly forgotten just who you are?” (Naofumi)

I hope his curse cost wasn’t something like amnesia.
From what I’ve seen, it wasn’t strange for such a thing to happen.
But if that happened, it would truly be a pain.

“No, I am Kawasumi Itsuki, the Hero of the Bow. I had intentions of Justice, but I lost.” (Itsuki)
“It isn’t amnesia, right?” (Naofumi)
“I don’t know.” (Itsuki)

What didn’t you know?

“Don’t hide anything here. What are you planning?” (Naofumi)
“… What am I planning?” (Itsuki)
“Like I know! I’m asking you! Don’t answer questions with questions!” (Naofumi)

What was this?
Itsuki was still expressionless, and he seemed to be spacing out.
His ambition seemed non-existent.
He was not disabled… I think.
When I asked him to say something, he honestly said, ‘Something.’

“Itsuki, do a handstand while taking off your clothes.” (Naofumi)
“Yes…” (Itsuki)

Itsuki followed my orders and stood on one hand. He used the other to slowly undo his buttons.

“Itsuki-sama! Please stop.” (Rishia)
“Yes.” (Itsuki)

Upon Rishia’s words, Itsuki stopped and stood upright.
Wait a second. He was just performing whatever people asked him to do.

“Itsuki, kill yourself.” (Naofumi)
“Yes…” (Itsuki)

Itsuki pulled a rope out of his bow and began searching for a place to hang it.
He was not acting of his own will. If it was Motoyasu, it would be like that anime.
I mean, the weapon fits.
(TL: I think he’s talking about Lancer always being ordered to suicide)(ED: From Fate/Stay Night. I concur)

“FUEEEEEEE! Please stop, Itsuki-sama!” (Rishia)
“Yes…” (Itsuki)
“Itsuki, what do you want to do?” (Naofumi)
“What do I want to do?” (Itsuki)

… Oy, could it be?
I had the feeling that he shouted out that he was offering his belief and his heart, or something.
Without his own belief… he was unable to use his will to decide anything.
Inside his head, he’s become unable to tell what was right and what was wrong.

“Why are you expressionless? What do you think of me?” (Naofumi)
“Am I… Expressionless? I don’t really think anything of Naofumi-san…” (Itsuki) (TL: The ship hath sunk)
“Then what do you think about evil?” (Naofumi)
“Nothing really… If it exists, then it exists…” (Itsuki)
“You don’t get angry?” (Naofumi)
“I don’t feel anything…” (Itsuki)

Expressionless and emotionless?
And, it was weird for the secretive Itsuki to be talking this much in the first place.

“For now, you have lost to us. You are our prisoner. Rishia is in charge of you, so stay put and listen to her.” (Naofumi)
“Understood.” (Itsuki)

Itsuki stared at Rishia… and turned to me again.

“Is there anything I should be doing?” (Itsuki)
“What will you do?” (Naofumi)
“Um, what should I do? Should I just stay put? If I move…” (Itsuki)

His decision making power was null.
The curse took away his will in itself.
And, why are all the Heroes that come to my place cursed?

“Itsuki, what are you going to do from here on out? Think about it.” (Naofumi)
“That is… I don’t know.” (Itsuki)
“That’s because of your curse. You’ll eventually recover. At that point, I’m not sure if you’ll oppose me, but if we do end up fighting, I won’t hold back. Remember that.” (Naofumi)
“… Understood.” (Itsuki)
“Itsuki-sama, I will fight with you so you can make up for your crimes.” (Rishia)

As Rishia faced Itsuki with these words, he nodded.

“I look forward to working with you. Rishia… san.” (Itsuki)
“Yes.” (Rishia)

For some reason, Rishia was crying.
Well, this was pretty much someone else in Itsuki’s form.
And he did whatever someone asked him to do.

With him like that, it would have been exceptionally dangerous to bring him to Witch’s trial.
If he were there, he would have immediately forgiven Witch when asked.

About Yoraikun

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202 Responses to Chapter 253: Yes Man

  1. tomeraz says:

    Thanks yoraikun for another great chap😛

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  2. “Itsuki, do a handstand while taking off your clothes.” (Naofumi)

    Okayyy Naofumi I know what you really want now, so i guess Ren and Itsuki can be part of your Harem now

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  3. The BL route is real

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  4. Thanks yoraikun! Awesome work!!
    I started reading the manga just 2 week ago. Now I regret reading the translated novel so fast. Gonna reread here and all the interesting comments!!

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  5. Walter Black says:

    i really prefer quantity over quality so thanks yoraikun

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  6. Gaelion says:

    ok , itsuki case is close but i still have the feeling witch will be back but i dunno how , just maybe… and thx for the new chapter , good work

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  7. Alucard says:

    witch is probably gonna be the final boss of the waves😄 demon lord bitch! final boss fighttttttt begin~

    ….i kinda hope that doesn’t happen though I’ve wanted her dead for too long so she needs to stay that way😐

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  8. Khress says:

    With him like that, it was exceptionally dangerous to bring him to Witch’s trial.

    With him like that, it would have been exceptionally dangerous to bring him to Witch’s trial.

    doesnt that sound better?

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  9. phatataz says:

    and with that reisha acquired a living sex doll.

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  10. ryuketsu says:

    Thank ya very much for the translation translators! Many thanks towards the Author!

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  11. lol says:

    Does anyone know when redo of the spear hero will update?? It’s been forevevevrrre

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  12. Emil says:

    I prefer these well put and understood and fast updates than impoved quality slightly in exchange for longer time and more hassle

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  13. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Thanks.

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  14. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Really thankful for pips like Yoraikun feeding the insatiable appetite of many who like the LN soo much. Keep up the good work man.

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  15. Mario says:

    Yep, he is iqual to the guy of the other novel.
    So Rat was there all the time? Whatever…
    Normally i say something about Bitch being alive after reading this chapter, but …whatever…(it was not a difficult deduction anyway) The difficult one is who and when…the Queen was involved?…i guess woman 2 or a shadow or a random girl or Raphtalia (i do not think so, but just in case)…shadows can change their apperance after all, maybe is not that difficult to do the same to others…Could it be Woman 2 since the biggining? (she was brainwashed and changed apperance)…i do not think so, but Raphtalia is not that good with her Chi eyes and Rishia fainted, at least i can´t say the probabily is 0.
    Thanks for the chapter.

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  16. mlvizard says:

    O.o has Itsuki reached Nirvanna?

    Thank you Yoraikun for your translation work
    =D

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  17. seihaikun says:

    Kill yourself Archer.
    … sorry wrong anime.Anyway thanks Yoraikun.

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  18. …curse series are really dangerous things

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  20. One says:

    Okay, I haven’t read ahead, so I don’t know what is going to happen, but does anyone else have warning bells going off in their heads when they heard that Witch stole a disguising magic tool from shadow. Motoyasu wouldn’t even notice if Witch was replaced by another redheaded woman during the ride, they would both be red pigs, and the sadistic king doesn’t even look at women as anything more than toys, he might not even bother to check if it was the real Witch or not or someone in disguise. This really worries me. Please tell me if this isn’t the case.

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    • kai009 says:

      “This isn’t the case”. I’m lied muhahaha. Seriously thought, I don’t know either but I had the same fear. The author gives me the impression of someone loves to keep these kind of villain alive until the very end (more tenacious than a cockroach).

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  21. kvgoodkairuguddoin says:

    Thanks for the double chapters! 😀 I hope Naofumi is betrayed again. I just want him to lose faith in people again.

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  22. Second says:

    Thanks for the translation as always!🙂

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  23. jdnylire says:

    I guess that’s sloth curse series? Instead of becoming lazy, he doesn’t have any motivation to do anything.

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    • yariel says:


      nope, it’s reverse from “pride” …
      Itsuki lost all pride and will to himself … and not lazy either …
      since if he ordered to work until death, he will do it …

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Naofumi’s curse of Wrath did not increase his wrath. It prevented his wrath by reducing his stats. I’m pretty sure that’s pride. It’s preventing him from believing that he’s above people by taking away all his beliefs.

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      • Assassin says:

        LOL yah i think this is pride wrath means power of destruction opposite to being weakened , Lust means flesh pleasure likes in Beauty opposite being unable to see beauty and pleasure from them to the part end where he sees them up as a woman pig, Greed is its like lust yet different on views he/she wants everything from money, fame,life and more others opposite end up unable to touch them and get some exp was impossible during the curse effect and lastly Pride means like he/she think himself on his belief is the correct anyone who don’t believe on them are evil with a strong will of its Faith opposite is no will no resistance he will follow any order with no 2nd thoughts. im guess Naofumi meet’s the req. for Sloth mean’s no motivation at all he always dont want to get involve on something except to his hatred. so what will be the opposite think about of it. i guess u know it already =3

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    • Analysis says:

      The greed curse series cast a curse that would make those with greed suffer – Ren can’t touch gold.

      The gluttony curse series makes the gluttonous suffer – the user is unable to take in exp, and reduced in level. Unable to consume.

      The wrath curse series makes the wrathful suffer – it reduces their stats and breaks their body, making them ‘completely unable to attack’.

      If there is a sloth curse series, I’d say it would make the slothful feel agony – like force the user to take in a certain amount of exp each day, or else.

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      • whome says:

        Or, make sure the person is always uncomfortable when they try to rest. Like in a constant state of nervousness or anxiety, they can’t stay still, even if they’re dead tired.

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  24. Assassin says:

    Sorry to say some curse are connot be cured u guys should have notice of the Shield Curse series He end up being a Antagonist yet A protagonist of his attitude when he fully unlock the power of Wrath have u forgotten? But what remains was his good side his belief was strong to oppose the evil power of the curse and thanks to his allies mostly Raphtalia and Firo when Naofumi 1st time to release the WRATH CURSE and they suddenly feel that Naofumi is going to a place of no return and was able to give light to him =D still he become a a person whom u cant mess with a TRUE HERO not bound (I mean here a not being control like a puppet) by any Countries. He doesn’t care what race u are what matters to him is to teach these people to be able to protect their world when his time to leave this world .(WOULD THAT HAPPEN? NOT ON RAPHTALIA WATCH) im guessing if that happen im sure Raphtalia will follow Naofumi in his world and end up marrying xD together FOREVER.

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  25. That Person Over There says:

    Drat..
    After reading the part about how Witch used a disguise before I got this feeling that she somehow used it again this time on some random woman who got killed in her stead and is now plotting revenge.. Though I really hope she IS dead and over with.

    Thanks for satiating our hunger for the written word, Yoraikun-sama.

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    • Rover says:

      What about the AV recording? Wouldn’t our Naofumi able to tell the difference between real and fake?

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    • whome says:

      If it was an innocent woman who got killed, wouldn’t she have been protesting that she wasn’t Malty? Plus, I figure Malty would have been searched for magic items early on.

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    • Assassin says:

      Sorry to tell you that that was Malty or Witch or Whore.The Hero Spear Motoyasu was on watch during entire time and was on charge also in Transportation security which ordered by Naofumi to never leave her side if she ever run kill her and ordered him bring a evidence which motoyasu recording the scene (Im guessing here Motoyasu though his recording a animal pig porn videos here lol) using the dragon cyrstal ball i think with AUDIO after 2 -3 weeks i think they bring the dead body prison on Ice crystal she was awfully ragged like a mat well she deserves it she’s a bitch a whore. what a awesome feeling seeing the witch who doesn’t listen and given alot of chance’s to repent yet she din’t take it RIP WHAT YOU SOW TAKE THAT~! =3

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  26. AkuGelap says:

    if that true witch disguise other women to take her place,i think her is Woman 2 coz she also send there.and spearbro cant reorganize it coz for him it just pig.

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  27. kai009 says:

    I really can’t understand why Rishia loves Itsuki that much. If it about rescue her from despair, then isn’t Naofumi also did the same.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Why can’t she just like him as a person?

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      • kai009 says:

        Then we just devolve into stating the question “Do girls like bad boys that much or is that just their maternal instinct?” again.

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      • Kafe Mean says:

        Honestly I would rather have Rishia with Itsuki, if only to prevent further Harem shenanigans, but it is sort of mysterious why she fell in love so much she would give up helping her parents for him with out missing a beat, like she did when she refused the Queen’s help and land in the name of Itsuki.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          I think her parents still got it. She denied her personal rewards.

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        • kai009 says:

          I agree with you, it would be logical to have Rishia make Itsuki to fall in love with her but what I can’t get over is why she loves him so much after all that had happened. I can’t see any flag the Itsuki raises with Rishia at all other than he saved her life from slavery. There a somewhat similar situation in Mushoku Tensei but the Water god admitted that it was just a girl’s imagination after she saw what that guy became (I can’t remember exactly the word that she used) even though she sacrifice her life to save that guy but it was just to return a favor not love. So It make me feel that the love Rishia held was kinda force for the sake of the plot.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          Rishia never said once that she was in love with him.

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  28. ferrett says:

    it was witch that was torture raped to death the disguise ability was from a shadows magical tool which she was stripped of and women 2 is being sent to faubrey as well so same treatment and lets not forget that motosya was watching her constantly never letting her out of his sight as per direct orders naofumi which he would never disobey as he see’s naofumi as father-in-law and will do anything he says in order to get approval from him

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  29. Dustyn Truax says:

    about 1 hour till next release😀

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  30. whome says:

    Thanks for the translation, Yoraikun!

    Itsuki took some massive damage from the curse, worse than all the others, IMO. I find it ironic that he’s more like an automaton or “zombie” than the “justice zombies” from earlier.

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  31. Mr.Daidag says:

    Really appreciate this translation Yorai-kun. Thank you for your effort on translating this wonderful piece of work. You have done a fantastic work. Not to forget the author too who is pretty much beyond awesome itself. So the Author, where ever you are, if you somehow reading this, I just wanna “You are fucking AWESOMEEE!!!”.. #teamHarem

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  32. Thanks for the update I don’t think u need to convert it into pages blogs are fine

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  33. Hidan says:

    I could not contain my self any longer at “kill Yourself” lmao

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  35. thecamperttm says:

    naofumi begin to become more like a mother, taking in all these abandon curses hero.

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