Chapter 265: Late Night Combat

A short chapter…

Chapter 265: Late Night Combat

Night fell, and work pretty much came to an end.
I became quite sleepy, so I believe it’s time to go to sleep.

“Are you going to sleep soon?” (Raphtalia)
“Yeah, I’ll need to get up early tomorrow.” (Naofumi)

I sit on my bed and ponder who to call for guard duty today… No, Raphtalia’s here now, so I can just leave Atlas Countermeasures to her.

“Raphtalia, if Atlas comes here, make sure to kick her out.” (Naofumi)
“Got it!” (Raphtalia)

She’s quite energetic.
I get a different feeling than that of the usual Raphtalia.

“… Why are you taking off your sleeping clothes?” (Naofumi)
“Eh? Ah…” (Raphtalia)

As if she were trying to strip naked, Raphtalia starts removing her clothes.
I understand that it’s hot, but I don’t get why she has to be naked.
Hmm? I hear a knocking on the door.
I don’t know why, but I get a bad premonition as I open the door.

“Yo, Naofumi-chan. I came here with Atlas to sleep.” (Sadina)
“Naofumi-sama, I’ll be sleeping in your room again.” (Atlas)

A drunk Sadina with Atlas in tow gives a wide smile as she tries to come in through the front door.
I silently shut it.

“Go home!” (Naofumi)
“Why~? Isn’t it fine~?” (Sadina)
“Right, Naofumi-sama. Up until yesterday, did you not let us sleep in the same room as you?” (Atlas)
“Now that Raphtalia’s here, things won’t play out the same. Sadina, the same goes for you as well.” (Naofumi)
“Ara~? He’s driving us out.” (Sadina)
“Whatever shall we do?” (Atlas)

Atlas and Sadina begin talking amongst themselves.
If Atlas and Sadina form an alliance, there’s no way Fohl will be able to stop them both.
He’s weak against his sister.

“First, we must get a grasp of the situation…”

I can hear some suspicious conversation, but I ignore them.

“Um…” (Raphtalia)
“Just in case, let’s sleep in the same bed.” (Naofumi)
“Y-yes!” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia back suddenly straightens as she nods.

“I won’t let it go as Raphtalia-chan plans. But first, I think we should see how things play out, Atlas-chan.” (Sadina)

‘Can Sadina sense what’s going on through some invisible force as well?’  I think, but then I notice the two of them at the window peeking inside.
I slide the curtains shut without saying a word.

“Fufufu, don’t think this is enough to stop our peeping~!” (Sadina)

T-they’re annoying as hell…
Ignoring Sadina’s words, I invite Raphtalia over to the bed.

“E-excuse me!” (Raphtalia)

It’s a response like the one I got from Imya when I first invited her into the bed.
Why is she so tense?
We slept together plenty of times before.
Ah, back then, she even wet the bed.

“Good, good.” (Naofumi)

I lie down flat and place my hand on Raphtalia’s tail.

“Hii!? N-Naofumi-sama, why are you touching my tail?” (Raphtalia)
“Hmm? I often touch Firo’s feathers, and Imya and Kiel’s fur, so I guess my hand naturally went to it.” (Naofumi)

Recently, I’ve been sleeping while touching one of them, so it’s become somewhat of a habit. Or perhaps a custom.
It’s like hugging a Dakimakura to sleep.

“You were doing things like that… You’ve changed quite a bit in the time I haven’t seen you.” (Raphtalia)
“It’s not like anything really changed, you know.” (Naofumi)

I gently stroke Raphtalia’s tail.

“Ah… uu…” (Raphtalia)

The feeling is a mixture of all of the good parts of Firo’ feathers and Kiel’s fur.
I guess she’s a good breed.
It’s really fluffy.
I may make a habit out of this. The feel is top class.

“Hah… hah…” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia’s breathing becomes strained. Perhaps it’s because she isn’t used to having her tail touched
I pull the cover over myself and close my eyes.

“…”

What is this? I get a strange feeling similar to the one I get when Atlas crawls into the bed.
This is strange.  Firo, the loinclothed dog, Imya and all the other Demi-Human slaves, I never got such a feeling with them. Is it impossible to sleep next to Raphtalia?

“Ah… uu…” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia is shaking. It seems she can’t calm down either.
Every time I stroke her tail, her whole body convulses.
How much time has passed? I’m this sleepy, yet I can’t fall asleep. The feeling irritates me.

“N-Naofumi-sama…” (Raphtalia)
“Fumu.” (Naofumi)

I sit up.

“Raphtalia, I’m sorry. It seems I can’t sleep with you.” (Naofumi)
“Eh!?” (Raphtalia) (ED: *TACTICAL FACEPALM!*)

Raphtalia’s face goes red for a moment as she lets out a confused voice.

“I don’t know why, but I can’t sleep.” (Naofumi)
“Fufufu, Naofumi-chan. Shall the two of us sleep with you, then?” (Sadina)

Sadina’s voice emanates from the other side of the window.
What sort of cause and effect is that?
And those guys are still here? Go to sleep already.

“I heard all about it, Naofumi-chan. The reason you won’t sleep next to Atlas-chan is because you don’t want Raphtalia-chan to misunderstand, right?” (Sadina)
“Well…” (Naofumi)

The larger truth of the matter is that I’ll wake up if something happens around me while I’m asleep.
But recently, I’ve been able to ignore it.

“Then, we just have to sleep with you with Raphtalia-chan’s permission. Now let us start this carnival of lust!” (Sadina)
“What carnival!? Stop messing around!” (Naofumi)
“Naofumi-chan, the night has just begun~!” (Sadina)
“Sadina-oneesan, could you quiet down and go home!? Atlas-chan too!” (Raphtalia)

Raphtalia opens the curtain and directs these words at the two.
Right. Drive them away.
The fact that she can put it clearly like that is Raphtalia’s strong point.

“What are you talking about, Raphtalia-chan? We are your allies, you know. You want to do fun things with Naofumi-chan, right?” (Sadina)
“That’s right, Raphtalia-san. Let’s all sleep together with Naofumi-san.” (Atlas)
“I’m not making any alliances here!” (Raphtalia)
“That’s right. It’s not like she has to sleep in the same bed as me. If she just sleeps in the adjacent bed and keeps watch over you two, there are no problems.” (Naofumi)

I close the curtains Raphtalia opened.

“And so, Raphtalia, can you sleep in the next bed?” (Naofumi)
“Hah… I understand…” (Raphtalia)

With an extremely regretful tone, Raphtalia sulks over to the next bed and lies down.
… Now then, I should sleep too.
I thought that as I close my eyes, but…

“Sadina-oneesan… I can tell that you’re in the room already. There’s no use in concealing your presence.” (Raphtalia)

Before I noticed it, Sadina had infiltrated the room and Raphtalia had scolded her.
It’s a pain to get up, so I pretend to sleep.

“I see. In order to pursue Naofumi-chan, I must eliminate the large obstacle known as Raphtalia-chan. Onee-san won’t lose.” (Sadina)
“Reinforcements have arrived!” (Atlas)
“Fine… Then I’ll be your opponent! Naofumi-sama, just sleep over there without worry.” (Raphtalia)

The three left the room with a bang.
I hear the sound of clashing metal and thunder from outside.

“Why can Atlas-chan use Musou Kassei!?” (Raphtalia)
“I learned from watching Rishia-san.” (Atlas)
“Just from watching?” (Raphtalia)
“Naofumi-sama also learned it.” (Atlas)
“For what purpose did I go on that journey!?” (Raphtalia)
“I won’t lose!” (Sadina)
“Even so, the one with the most experience is me! Hengen Musou Sword Skill-!” (Raphtalia)

Well, I can leave it to Raphtalia without worry.
Even Atlas shouldn’t be able to defeat her.

“Master~! Let’s sleep together~.” (Firo)

Firo, who was supposed to be sleeping at Melty’s place, arrives.
Did she run here?
She came when I was half asleep, so I absentmindedly nod.

“Yeah, then in the one-in-a-million chance that Sadina and Atlas break through, you can be their opponent.” (Naofumi)
“Okay. Kiel-kun and Imya-chan are with me too~.” (Firo)
“Niichan, Raphtalia-chan, Sadina-neechan, and Atlas-chan are having an epic battle outside right now.” (Kiel)
“Yes… The battle was getting intense, so everyone woke up to watch it.” (Imya)
“Yeah, I thought it was getting loud. So that was the reason. Well, I’m going to sleep, so see ‘ya tomorrow.” (Naofumi)
“Who do you think will win, Niichan?” (Kiel)
“Raphtalia.” (Naofumi)
“I see. Well, when I get bored of the fight, I’ll sleep with Nii-chan.” (Kiel)
“Ah, yes, yes.” (Naofumi)

By the way, it seems the three of them fought until dawn. When I left the house in the morning, I found the three of them sitting back to back.
I thought Raphtalia would be able to take both of them out easily though.
But, I’m the one who went to sleep by myself, so I can’t really say anything.
Raphtalia told me I could sleep without worry, so I had faith though…

“T-that’s quite some skill you’ve got there!” (Raphtalia)
“Amazing. If Sadina-san wasn’t here, I would have lost instantly.” (Atlas)
“Raphtalia-chan’s gotten strong~. But still, I won’t lose.” (Sadina)
“It’s already morning, people.” (Naofumi)
“Eh?” (All Three)

These people continued fighting without realizing it.
Just how militaristic are these people?
Even Raphtalia’s become a battle maniac.
Though the fault lies with me for leaving these two to her.

But, it’s no joke if Sadina and Atlas have teamed up.
I can’t have Raphtalia battling all night. I have to do something.

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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183 Responses to Chapter 265: Late Night Combat

  1. k says:

    Thank for the update

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  2. Noval says:

    You are the best translator yoraikun. Thanks.

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  3. hengenmusou says:

    what the..?
    looks like firo beat them all afterall…

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    • blank says:

      yeah indeed also this guys is too dense is obvious that alarm that dont let him sleep is him been sligthly tempted to do sexual thing more dense than the hole universe

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  4. sagato00 says:

    thanks for the early treat

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  5. >_ says:

    solution: give them the D!

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  6. bishbosh says:

    Thanks keppo

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  7. lazyguy says:

    Wows….. Momfumi is an ass O-o he caresses raphtalia’s tail , turns her on, then leaves her hanging and sleeps with someone else in the end. You cant seriously tell me that he cant tell a girl in heat if she comes and and lays semi naked next to him.

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    • Raiden says:

      the writer just made an echhi scene with a tail
      I’m not even mad that’s impressive

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    • kinsake says:

      really not his fault…. because of the wrath cruse he become loveless being. Remember after he fight the revive dragon? the dragon suck out all the wrath in him to get him back to normal and he was about to confess to raph but they throw him back into the corpse to get his wrath back

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  9. konrad says:

    Seriously… I’m afraid I may stop reading this WN. I mean, just how STUPID is Naofumi?! How can he act like that towards Raphtalia? I know, he is just some made up character but serioslusly he’s just too unrealistically dense. I really wanna smack the author for that xD

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    • Comment Shield says:

      His curse and this world made his unrealistic dense, so it is kind of okay.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      His denseness is what makes his worthy of the title Hero of the Shield. And besides Raphtalia, he realizes everyone’s feelings.

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    • Anon says:

      What can You say
      Naofumi think most of the slave as his children
      Perhaps Sadina and Rat are exception

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    • DiabolicalGenius says:

      Unrealistic? Have you actually tried looking at it from Naofumi’s perspective? Sure everyone is saying it’s because of the curse, but if you look back he’s been like this all the time and the Wrath Shield came from his intense feelings of wrath and fury towards the world that he had already, so it’s isn’t the sole reason for his current personality. There’s a much bigger cause.

      Don’t forget that Naofumi wasn’t always this way. When he first arrived he was a very open-hearted, positive thinking and trusting guy who was excited by the situation and happy to help the people of this world. But as a result of being betrayed and accused, with no-one stepping forward to defend him despite the lack of evidence beyond the word of someone who turned out to be the princess with her father wrapped around her little finger, he was driven out and persecuted. As a result his personality underwent a complete shift to the opposite side of the spectrum, becoming negative, suspicious and resentful, taking care of himself first, though that softened and he opened up a little after Raphtalia came along, followed by everyone else. But even so, the damage has still been done and his personality has undergone a permanent change. He may have temporarily reverted to his old self when all his resentment and negative feelings were removed by Gaelion which allowed him to realise his feelings for Raphtalia, but that was a forced temporary change, that wasn’t just removing a curse but was actually trying to purify the negative emotions he has accumulated since his betrayal. Of course in the end Raphtalia rejects the reversion since she loves the Naofumi she always known rather than than the one he was before they met, so the negativity was returned and he lost his awareness of his feelings for her. But you have to ask why he wasn’t able to to notice those feelings for her, or any other female close to him for that matter, in the first place. What has changed since his betrayal that stops him from even admitting to basic feelings of desire for the opposite sex?

      The answer is quite simple. It’s all because of Witch. The reason he was betrayed and persecuted to begin with can all be traced back to his feelings for her in the start. She fooled him completely, using her charm and beauty to entrap him, and being a normal male who hadn’t exactly been a playboy (being an otaku and all), he fell for it completely. Especially since she arranged that whole situation where he wasn’t picked by any companions and left standing there all alone, feeling that terrible sense of isolation and ostracism that only a kid who was always picked last for a team in sports or who no-one wanted to pair up with in class, can understand. So that when the beautiful ‘Mein’ stepped forward and offered to choose him when no-one else would, it felt like an angel had descended and made the impact much greater. He instantly became infatuated and even fell in love a little with the fake character she put on, even imagining all sorts of fantasies about them adventuring together and becoming a couple as they saved the world etc. And then just as he trusted her completely not having any doubt in her at all, she not only revealed it all to be a lie, she betrayed and took him for everything he was worth, humiliating and driving him out with nothing not even the clothes on his back (or at least the king did it on her instigation) while she smirked knowingly behind Motoyasu so he’d know she had planned it all along. After that how can he ever trust another woman who acts like she likes and wants to be with him ever again? Especially if it’s a beautiful woman who the old him would have have been attracted to at first glance?

      This is the reason for his current character. He’s not ‘dense’ or ‘stupid’. He in denial. It’s a defence mechanism. Initially he want as far as to mentally block out all good things in the world around him, even the taste of food. Remember when he first picked up Raphtalia, he chose her partially because she was a woman, thinking that if he was going to enslave someone it was better if it was one of the hated females like the one who had betrayed him. Remember in the early chapters he had an instant negative reaction and mistrust to any woman he came across, all because of Witch. He didn’t even let himself be consciously aware that Raphtalia had grown into a beautiful woman until that moment when she proved even to his damaged and mistrustful heart that she really was on his side and cared about him truly when she chose him even without the slave crest. It was one of the most touching moments in the series, but even with that do you think the damage has just vanished? No, the trauma Witch put in him is still there strong as ever. He just managed to mitigate the absolute rejection of all members of the opposite sex into a willingness to accept those who had proven themselves as his companions and allies. Or at Raphtalia and Firo’s level even something like family. But the trauma is still there. As a result any part of him that might allow himself to have carnal or romantic feelings for the opposite sex, or notice such feelings from the other side, has been subconsciously walled off completely. But as this chapter demonstrates, they still exist subconsciously, as demonstrated by the fact that he couldn’t feel comfortable sleeping in the same bed with Raphtalia or Atlas etc. Because he’s subconsciously aware that their desire for him is more than just the innocent Firo, Kiel etc who are just like kids sleeping next to their beloved big bro, he can’t just lower his guard.

      Sorry for the super long comment, but it irritates me that you’re writing Naofumi off as dumb without considering his PoV at all. He’s not being stupid, after being put through what he has, any guy could be traumatised and turn out this way. It’s not unrealistic at all, it makes perfect sense if you look at the while picture. I think the author did a good job with it, making a dense protagonist who is actually dense for a good reason, rather than the usual harem protagonist that is just thick headed. That’s all.

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  10. Seven Inch Hazard says:

    Thanks

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  11. UnmotivatedZombie says:

    “I have to do something”
    Option 1: …. Well, you know
    Option 2: order them to stop (the crest would activate)
    Option 3: Show them the power of the Pimp Hand.

    For some reason, I keep thinking of the “Jarl Ballin'” thing.
    “I’m Jarl Balgruuf and and I be ballin…”

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  12. amagi91 says:

    thanks a lot for the chapter

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  13. tobajas says:

    Well when the cats are away the mouses dances on the table

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  14. Remik Rut says:

    Naofumi you dense NeverFucker!
    Anyway thx for chapter.

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  15. tomeraz says:

    “That’s right, Raphtalia-san. Let’s all sleep together with Naofumi-san.” (Atlas
    (Atlas->(Atlas)
    And thanks for the chap

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  16. Zhajn says:

    I wonder if the reason he can’t fall asleep is because his body is just too horny but his brain just doesn’t recognize the feeling.

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  17. shira says:

    damn, he just make Raphtalia turned on, then reject her like it was nothing, DAAAAMMMNNNNN!!!!

    oh well, it just the curse’s effect, so Naofumi is not entirely guilty here, but DAAMMMNN…..

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  18. persethan says:

    … can someone makes a h-doujin manga for the scene when Naofumi fondles Raphtalia’s tail? I really wanna see her horny face @_@

    Please, someone. I beg you. for my mental health sake. ONEGAISHIMASU!

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  19. Vin says:

    To be honest, if Raphtalia just said “I love you” and talked him through it, he’d probably get the idea.

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  20. Godno says:

    Her tail is top class
    Her “lower portion” is top class

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  23. Starltyz says:

    Alright! I confess that i can’t take this {“Whatever shall we do?” (Atlas)} out of my head since the first time i read it long time ago. Pls help, whatever shall i do?

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