Chapter 343: Execution

Chapter 343: Execution

Author Note: As noted in the tags, this chapter contains excessive and cruel depictions.
But I thought it necessary for the sake of the story.
(TL: You cannot see the tags here. So sorry)

After that, Glass spoke of a representative of several small countries in the peace talks to come.
The ones who were to become new residents of our world seemed a little bit lost, but having understood the situation, they had no choice but to accept it.

“Then to protect the world from the wave, let us take each other’s hands and proceed forward.” (Trash)

Trash acts as our rep, as he shakes Glass’s hand. Negotiations ended without a hitch.
Well, due to differences in language, I don’t think we’ll be getting along too well, but that’s no different for us.
This and that happened, and we solved some peace-related problems.
Next is…


The day after the peace talks, the one who declared the World his own property, the Fake Hero who plotted for World Domination, Tact, and his conspirators, were scheduled to have their public execution.
Due to the prestige of the Four Heroes, and the fact that we had all the vassals gathered to start with, it ended up that we were all forced to watch.
The Dark Guild of Zeltburg, which was experienced in putting on showy executions, offered to carry it out… but it ended up so that it was carried out by our allied nations.

The method itself was proposed by Zeltburg, and it received approval among the other country’s leaders.
I flip through the document to see what sort of method it was as well.
Trash is… sporting a face that seems it will break out into tears in at any moment. Despite how rotten she is, he’s still being forced to watch his own daughter’s execution.
When I caution him, he loosens his clenched fist and sullenly nods.

“Iwatani-dono… you have no need for worry. I won’t use my authority to halt the execution.” (Trash)

I find the sight of him silently consenting to his daughter’s death with a pale face to be quite pitiful.
Now then, about the method…
After he was defeated by me, Tact had his level reset at the Hourglass before he could regain consciousness.
Of course, his harem included.

It seems that the young women fought in protest, but Ren, Sadina, and Firo were able to arrest them.
The result: the squad with the lowest at level 250 was brought down to a pitiful group of Level 1s. They can barely even move.
Well, there seems to have been a few militaristic-type women among them, so a few of them might be able to perform some action.
There’s also… we also smoked out any women in Faubley who would rise up for Tact’s sake.

Faubley has lost to Melromark!

Before we spread that information, we proclaimed Tact’s victory and invited all of Tact’s Harem to come to Melromark to celebrate. And they sure did gather.
It seems that we captured Rat’s rival, the little girl in a lab coat, as well.

Just how many did we gather?
Just in case, I put Motoyasu in charge of apprehending them.

“There were so many pigs. How filthy.” (Motoyasu)

Is what he said.
It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when he would flirt with any woman he met.
And what sort of method did Zeltburg devise…

Tact’s head and arms have been locked in a strong board so can do nothing but walk, and in order to bind his movement, he has shackles carefully attached to his feet.
The only part of his body he can control is his eyes.
It may be a bit severe, but as long as we don’t know what strange powers he possesses, we have to be careful.


And in front of the immobile Tact, we display various executions one by one, starting with burning at the stake. Then water torture, hanging, guillotine, the Phalaris Bull, shooting brigade, drawn and quartered, being run over.
Death by various forms of Magic, administration of lethal poison, mauling by monsters, the scenery repeats over and over again, from dawn to dusk.

Sadina’s Lightning Magic was amazing.
She seemed proficient with it, and without killing them, she skillfully put her targets on the borderline between life and death.
From the beginning, the country carried out the will of the church. As Tact besmirched the name of all Heroes, his crimes were quite heavy.

And while all of that was happening, the citizens were lugging rocks at Tact’s static body.
The concept was to kill Tact after his heart had been completely broken.
And that’s what was happening.

Well, he did plot to overturn the world, and on top of killing Heroes, he proclaimed to have been the chosen one after parading around his stolen Holy Weapon, which was found out to be a fake.
In this world, where the Hero Faith runs so deep, he had become a target for a lot of pent up aggression.
And the one they believed in turned out to be a fake, so…

While remaining powerless, Tact desperately calls out to the women heading to the gallows. He calls their names one at a time.
From his neck, elbows, and ankles, blood flows from his attempts to break free.

“Gu-…u… please… stop! If you need to kill someone, then aren’t I enough!? Why must they be killed-” (Tact)

Hahh… (TL: No, this is not a laugh)
I let out a sigh of depression. Again and again.

“How many times must I say it!? Your crimes aren’t so light that they can be made up for by killing someone like you!”

The Executor in front of Tact declares as such.
And he hits Tact’s face with his bludgeon before casting recovery magic on him.
Keeping him alive with healing magic as they torture him. It’s a method only possible in a parallel world.
Though I shouldn’t be saying anything, as I did it to the man as well.

“… It really isn’t something good for the eyes.”

As I was sitting in the chair specially made for me at the Execution Ground, Glass calls out to me.
I understand how she feels.
Even if he’s Atlas’s killer, having a stranger conduct such a cruel execution on him is… I guess when I’m the observer, it feels like this.

I thought this during the coop d’état performed by the Three Hero Church as well.
I guess this just means I’m still a man of the modern era.
I can’t look at execution scenes with pleasure. I must still be soft.

“That’s right… but, the responsibility of making a toy out of the world is too much to push on him alone.” (Naofumi)

Tact’s parents, starting with his mother, and all of his relatives were executed.
His father… did he not have one?
I don’t really know, but it seems he’s already dead.
The one who was just killed was his sister.

『Please save me, Onii-ch-』

It was impalement this time.
I didn’t want to watch, and if I heard her death throes, it would merely give me nightmares.
I can’t understand having this shown as entertainment, but my world apparently had a time where this was popular, so I can’t really criticize.
More importantly, I have no obligation to save them.

“I do understand it in my head, but not my heart. In order to protect my own world, I have caused the collapse of others…” (Glass)
“If you were able to look upon this scene as something natural, then you truly would be insane. I guess you’re still normal. And if you think too hard about it, it will affect you in battles to come.” (Naofumi)
“… That is… true.” (Glass)

By the way, Glass is also assisting in the executions.
What exactly she’s assisting in will be made clear shortly.
Tact turned his eyes filled with hatred towards me countless times today.
I stand up and approach him.

“Were you under the belief that prisoners of war were to be handled with care?” (Naofumi)
“Of course! There’s no way a Hero would be able to forgive something like this! You fake, who’s stolen all my weapons!” (Tact)
“I was wondering what you would say… don’t you know? Of the people you’ve killed, the most distinguished one was the Queen of Melromark. That means Melromark’s acting to restore their honor.” (Naofumi)
“What are you talking about?” (Tact)

Tact tilts his head, with an expression implying that he’s being made fun of.
He better choose his words carefully…
Well, it’s fine, is it not? Shall I teach this pitiful reincarnated?

“You and your followers are the detested enemy of this country, so is it not natural that they would want to execute you all? Being a Hero isn’t relevant to any of it. Especially not to a prisoner of war.” (Naofumi)

To put it bluntly, this is an era where the representative of the losing party and his cabinet get killed.
Melromark ain’t a republic. It’s a monarchy.
It has a Pyramid-like organization of power.
And he killed the top.
It’s easy to imagine what would happen if he lost a war against this country.

“Were you thinking the world was getting freed from oppression through your actions? For that selfish ideal, just how much blood did you get on your hands? As long as you were satisfied, you didn’t care what it was you got your hands in. It’s time for you to pay the bill. It’s your punishment for readily calling the world yours for the taking.” (Naofumi)
“I’ll kill you! Even if I’m reduced to nothing but my head! Even if all that remains is my soul, I’ll kill you!” (Tact)
“… Let me give you the words of a literary strategist from my world. 『Those who are allowed to shoot are only those with the resolve to get shot』. Just how many people died by your hand? Were killed by the firearms you built with your own hands? Is it possible that you don’t have the resolve to take on the resentment of those that got involved in your schemes and died?” (Naofumi)

(TL: This line is given by Philip Marlowe, but the Japanese translation is used by Lelouch Vi Britannia in episode 1 (21:28) before he orders the troops to kill themselves. The original line is ‘Take my tip-don’t shoot [guns] at people, unless you get to be a better shot,’ but the people who translated it gave it a different connotation. (Source: Moto-neta))

If I ever were to lose, then I’ll lose everything, starting with Raphtalia.
Well, since this Fake Hero is the way he is, he’d probably spare any woman with a nice face… and brainwash them after violating them, but there definitely would have been a massacre like this from his side.
I understood that from the start, and I had the resolve to kill.

And, I swore it to Atlas… and to all the villagers who lost their lives.
I’d definitely take revenge.

I came here prepared to do anything, no matter how cowardly or vile it was.
I’m sure they never wished for such a thing, but still, I have no intention of stopping.
I may be extremely caught up in my own pride… but it’s not like I’m standing here alone.

If this cruel execution is to be my crime, then I’ll go to hell, or wherever, once it’s over.
At the very least, I don’t think I’m bound for heaven…
And wait, I need to go pick a fight with that bastard up there.
Heaven must be hell too.

“You’re just facing the punishment for your selfish crimes. Accept it. If you win, you’re the exalted new order. If you lose, you’re the filthy rebel scum.” (Naofumi)
“Shut up!”

The executioner gags Tact with a rag.
Tact’s eyes are losing their color. It looks like he’s about to shed tears of blood.
No, his tears are already stained with a hint of red. I think his tear glands are broken.

So humans can withstand this much without breaking.
These thoughts run through my mind.
Well, I’m also fed up with the piercing cries echoing behind me.


Oh? It’s the lab coat little girl. Yep, she fits the description to the point.
I can only see her as a kid playing at being a doctor.
So they brought her along… but what’s that? That culture tank beside her?
A stairway had been built, and she was forcefully herded to the top.


When she was pushed forward, the lab coat girl drops into the tank.


A large amount of bubbles build up.
A sulfuric acid dive?
I step backwards.
The one proposing these seems to be Zeltburg, but… I don’t really want to get involved with that country.
It’s a shitty country that earns money by putting on these shows as entertainment.

“N______________________________!” (Tact)

Tact tries to call out.
Yeah, no. It’s probably best not to talk about it.
If I had to say something, she got the magical creature bad end.

“Now then, the next event is…”

When I was sick of it all, a special program that caught my interest comes up.
What is it, you ask?

Witch, and a few women, enter the stage.

(TL: I dunno, I’m just a lowly translator you know.)

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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206 Responses to Chapter 343: Execution

  1. zkx321 says:

    thanks for translating…was a good chapter…cruel and had to be done but was still good

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    • ad says:

      one thing that troubled me is naofumis statement that whats happening/what they are doing to him was no different from what he did to other people which is bs its true he may have killed/caused the deaths of other peoples loved ones in front of them or not but he didnt tie people up and force them to watch as their loved ones were tortred and/or (in his case both) killed and then humiliated. I think doing that is on a different level from killing someones loved ones in front of them or not and it goes to saying it depends on whether or not they specifficaly killed that persons loved ones for that person to suffer so what happened to tact was horrible and naofumis statement is bs. I think doing that to tact was morally worse than killing someones loved ones etc. and doing that to someones loved ones in order to get at them is horrible no matter what they did. and the justificiations apall me. the whole doing that to break tact thing is horrible I hate tact hes a horrible person but he didnt deserve that and the whole doing this to break tact is again bad its no different from someone doing that to naofumi or a good person for that intent the revenge justification is bad. doing that out of sadism is worse but its still horrible I could imagine someone doing that not out of sadism but to teaach them their place and break them to an innocent/good person and it would be just as horrible


      • FumiRaph says:

        You are missing the bigger picture here. It’s not all about Tact but other people as well. More specifically, those that used to support him; the people of Faubley.

        It is to dishearten them, making them think that if they try to exact vengeance for Tact or their country, the price they have to pay will be too high for them to bear.

        You also need to remember that this is a world where people have access to supernatural abilities, so leaving potential criminals alive is a very big risk compared to our world. Look what happens when they let Witch alive?

        The executions serve as a prevention than cure for a disease that they cannot afford to get afflicted by at the moment or in the future.


  2. ShiroXx says:

    Thanks for the chapter :)


  3. pepperisk says:

    shit be dark yo. someone tell me when its all over. ciao


  4. Shiro says:

    Well…. this is unpleasant.


  5. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! Executions…Wow… I’ll just leave it at that.


  6. nerodragon12 says:

    This was pretty messed….author should have just explained the death of only the asshole characters the rest should have just been omitted.


    • RoflCat says:

      Nope, I think this chapter is Naofumi’s reflecting as much as the author want the readers to reflect as well.

      Yes they were going to kill our favorite characters and probably brainwash the rest and we hate them.

      If they were the one doing these execution, we wouldn’t feel disgust, but hatred (see the early chapters and all the shit throw at Naofumi)

      And here’s the reverse situation, are you feeling entertained? No, you don’t take joy in these executions, so the only feeling left is disturb/disgust at how cruelly the prisoners are executed. The citizens as well, they’re letting out pent up anger towards the murderers of their Queen, they’re not killing them for entertainment (except Zeltburg maybe)

      Even if their crime are too heavy for simple execution, but at the same time to lose sight of the fact that they ARE being killed in pretty gruesome way, would make us–as Naofumi puts it–insane.


    • Anon says:

      I totally agree dude. I only need witch and tact scene.


  7. ratatoskr2 says:

    Some might question, ‘was it necessary for such cruelty’. It is for future sake. There were too many losses and the world was speeding faster into ruin while the guy and his harem was parading around with god complex or something. And the most important he killed atlas and one of the coolest queen i’ve read about. So yeah, if it was me, i’ll probably make him kill his own parent with his own hand. Patricide is one of the highest sin they say.

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  8. stormexile says:

    wow…that was brutal…


  9. hikao27 says:

    not the loli ;_;

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Chao says:

    ding dong the witch will soon be dead

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Kaiflame says:

    That’s pretty brutal.


  12. Kaiza says:

    Thanks for the chapter o.o^


  13. daisukeniwa008 says:



  14. Vanzans says:

    Hahaha save me oni ch……

    I can’t believe author wrote that in. Wow they really wanted to destroy tacts mind. But this guy basically was only hours away from destroying the world. His entire harem went along with him killing other Heroes and going to war with a nation fighting a wave so. Yah…. Guess that can come to ya.

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  15. Dain says:

    Yes, sweet sweet justice~

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Joriele says:

    Is it weird that I have a smile on my face while I’m imagining them getting tortured?

    …. I think I’m broken…
    Oh well screw it! Time for the main event!

    Bitch’s execution!

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  17. Closet Sadist says:

    I did not know what this feelings are but this is making me feel… good? this feeling is quite funny… anyway I feel like the upcoming “play” will be quite entertaining.

    P.S… the line “Those who are allowed to shoot are only those with the resolve to get shot” reminds me of a certain martial arts manga but the line was said like this “If you try to aim the life of another then be prepared to risk your own life”

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  18. Raximus says:

    Execution aside, shouldn’t they have at least interogated him?


    • Closet Sadist says:

      Yup if I were Naofumi I would have tried to interrogate him about the gun technology and some miscellaneous knowledge he held… even if most of Tact’s knowledge is either useless or known I still wouldn’t let the opportunity slip to learn some important info…

      Well if he blatantly refused I would make him show this “play” to his women one by one until he finally relented…

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      • Amuris says:

        The gun info is both known and useless, since it still works on status. What they really should have pumped him for was info on the god, not that a reincarnate would actually KNOW anything about the god that sent them. Well, it would still be worth a shoot…especially if its an interrogation of the waterboarding kind.


  19. Siegberg says:

    I think it is rational decision to executed them all or the killing will never stop as always somebody wished for revenge as long there are able to get it as Witch has shown so many times.

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  20. NIGHT VINTRAL says:

    IF I had to say something, she got the magical creature bad end.<—–reference?

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  21. FTaku says:

    I remember when i first found out about his punishment a couple months ago. I was apalled and sickened but after reading the recent chapters i am more understanding and wished for tact to suffer. It is still a little overkill though


    • Closet Sadist says:

      If we count all the casualties because of Tact’s ignorant idea then even if we kill all of his harem a hundred times it still wouldn’t be enough…

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  22. Falinmer says:

    Although I find this chapter disturbing, I appreciate that the author isn’t trying to sugar coat this. This is one part of war that most people never see or hear about, as things like that still occur today, although it’s much less common. Such tortures could occur to the American soldiers in the middle east if they were caught by Daesh (a more derogatory name for ISIS that they hate), but, unless it’s extremely special circumstances none of the countries that have signed the Geneva convention would do this, and if they did it would be kept as secret as possible.

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  23. Mikan says:

    really I read a few of the comments and I feel that there is a lot of immature people here, what happened in this chapter is just to depict the story, in every society if you are labeled as the “bad one” you get deal in the way that laws of that society have.
    the world of TNY is a monarchy society so it is normal to have the evil deal that way, and what the author did in this chapter wasn’t in any way unexpected, even he could have been more graphic.

    was a good chapter. and waiting to see the end of witch (finally)

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    • Enlightened Monk says:

      There is no real bad or evil one… right now… no not right now even back in the past those who lasted in the end will be the one branded as good and those who perish will either be forgotten or treated as evil peoples… but this is just a small factor of who “bad”
      really is… the true meaning of being bad is like beauty, bad can only be discern by the eye of the beholder… the fact is that it’s natural for you to say those who oppose you bad and vice versa… true bad can only be say in whose side you ally yourself with.


  24. I agree w/ shield-bro that none of these are personal enuff. Harshness is kinda offputting but, yeah, tact had it coming. Anyone who sided with him was probs worse than him.

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  25. Pyro says:

    Thank you for the chapter, oh man I must be severely twisted as there are many additional things that I would have done to them prior to death.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Laserbear says:

    I’m getting more and more convinced that the author is a sociopath…


  27. anon says:



  28. fewge says:

    Reading this chapter made me feel a lot better somehow. Like a burden has been removed from my shoulders :) Thank you for translating!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Nekosama says:

    haha more more I love it kill them all xD


  30. danny says:

    wow, so many chaps lately, THANKS!! :D


  31. RyuGen says:

    Thanks for the update Yoraikun.
    wow I love this chapter yeah I am a sick guy but then again I am a horror genre fan so this stuff does not faze me in the least. I love that line Naofumi used badass as usual. More fun next chapter huh awesome :).


  32. Sintonir says:

    Damn, i hate excessive deaths. And at most – deaths of women. If they were judged for personal crimes, it would be one case, and Witch realy must die a horrible. But if they die just for Tact’s doings… Pitifull.
    Well, i do think some of them have real crimes. But not all.


    • Hyacinthus says:

      Well, they were accomplices at least.


    • Rude Bastard says:

      aren’t you being a feminist?


      • wen2jia1wei3 says:

        More like sexist.


        • Rude Bastard says:

          this sentence though “i hate excessive deaths. And at most – deaths of women” I would sympathize with him if it was the elderly or the youth but,, it was women… can’t help say he’s one heck of a feminist.


        • Sintonir says:

          It’s realy more like sexist. Some cliches, like “women are week” and such, plus my own kindness… results in preferential treatment in cases of unnecessary (only unnecessary) deaths and violence.
          In my rational thoughts i place women at the same level, while children higher and elderly lower, but emotionaly…


      • Sintonir says:

        Just habbit. I don’t think it’s rational. And not feministic at all – they are for the same attitude toward both genders, aren’t they?
        Well, deaths of children are even worse for me, but in this case too – deaths of girls for me are realy more striking than deaths of boys.


        • Rude Bastard says:

          I can sympathize on you on the children but I don’t think I could if it was the opposite sex… they scream equality at our ears then they would want preferable treatment? haah I give up…


        • MMZX says:

          In my case…. I don’t want anyone to die even if they were the one who kill a lot of people. Even if it was my family who killed by them, I don’t want them to suffer the same or worse fate than them. I won’t stop other people if they want revenge though because I know how losing someone precious to you feels. I know Tact and his women got what they deserve, but I myself still they weren’t killed. Yes I am naive and an idiot of having these idealistic but I can’t help myself feeling like this.


        • Rude Bastard says:

          To MMZX… just a simple sentence for you… “You won’t completely understand it unless you experienced it”


        • Anon says:

          This is a reply to the ‘Rude Bastard’:
          – Ya talking as if there were equality between men and women.
          – As a man is it wrong to like woman? Unless you’re something else…


        • MMZX says:

          Ha ha probably, since I never experience it myself…. I just hope that if I do experience it though…. I don’t want to let go my thinkings of not wanting anyone to die. Well I’m just being selfish now though…. If it does happen and I change, then let it be change.


        • Sintonir says:

          MMZX, i think sometimes execution is the only way. For example, Joker in Batman – if Batman wouldn’t be such “good” and just killed him, how many lives would he save with it?
          And even in this story – if Witch or Tact to be kept alive, they could somehow escape and do something even worse.


        • Soft Guy says:

          To anon… what I am talking about is that women annoyingly protest equality then after the men granted their request they would say it’s unfair because they haven’t gotten any preferential treatment… do they think we men receive any of them?

          About the second one… well I do like women and even married to one right now… but I can’t possibly like each and every women in this whole wide world especially if the women in question framed you, dishonor you, and tried to kill you.


        • MMZX says:

          To Sintonir, when you put it like that…… it’s a bit unfair that I can’t argue with that….. What you say is true though. Reality isn’t that sweet after all.


        • Sintonir says:

          MMZX, well, i can say only one thing:
          the wiseman does not punish because the action committed is a sin, but so that the sin is not committed again in the future.
          So i’m not againts executions and even tortures at general, but unnecessary violence makes me sick.


        • MMZX says:

          Sintonir, Yes I can agree with you with that. To stop them from preventing the same action in the future. And I also agree with you with unnecessary violence as well.


  33. Hyacinthus says:

    At first I winced at the brutal executions. Then I remembered that Tact and his harem gunned down the Queen at a peace conference.


  34. KiraKiller says:

    First time seeing a harem getting obliterated… Mwahahah damn Tact, you little sexfiend brainwashing pedophile


  35. arc92 says:

    it feels so good. they deserved it


  36. stelvis says:

    The writer(and translator) did really a good Job. The description are so realistics. Tact is so boring, itsuki in the end understand his mistakes but Tact is lose case…


    • Hyacinthus says:

      Tact is pretty much the embodiment of all of the Heroes’ worst traits, with none of their redeeming qualities.


  37. wen2jia1wei3 says:

    I was listening to some chill anime music but then I had to switch to something more intense ><


  38. [ ] says:

    never thought that a reincarnated person would get this bad ending.


  39. Tcol says:

    Let him watch his harem got raped and broken one by one before an execution will break his mental even more, but the specialist in this already died by him.
    Maybe next time Tact will be given a deepest despair by some shit from Witch’s mouth,


  40. matrience says:

    am I not sane if I didn’t feel anything about the execution in this chapter ?


  41. Read DxD says:

    That was beautiful
    The only one that bothered me was Tacts Sister, but thats mainly because we dont know her


  42. zanzellian says:

    haha, such a lovely chapter. sure took it’s time, i was hoping for this kind of development :3


  43. shamful7 says:

    When they mentioned tacts father was dead I feel he was implying tact killed him so he could sleep with his mother and sister.


  44. zalstein says:

    thanks for the chapter


  45. willtellr says:

    This is glorious! Though, when they named some of the execution methods, I felt a little strange, since I knew all of them… but still, this is Glo~~~rious! We can enjoy the end of Witch for the second time.


  46. Dragonqueen says:

    finally, I hope that bitch dies next Chapter in a really cruel way. If not, then I´m really angry.


  47. errojust says:



  48. [ ] says:

    So were the womens the only executed?


  49. goblinrou says:

    Unlock Gurofumi?



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