Sevens: Epilogue

Epilogue

『Talking to you in your current state won’t get us anywhere. Sorry, but I’ll be quarantining you a while.』

As LYLE said that, I suddenly found myself in the Seventh’s room of memories. It seems I had been transported in an instant, but could that just be how strong an authority LYLE held over the Jewel, I wonder?

『Lyle!』

The Seventh had been sitting in a chair of the room. He stood and stared in surprise at my abrupt appearance.

“… Come to think of it, I haven’t stopped by the Seventh’s room too often. Only ever when we fought, perhaps?”

Saying that, I looked over the Seventh’s… my grandfather’s room with nostalgic sentiment. Is this how it used to look?

Whenever we fought, it would usually be in the yard’s drilling grounds, so I tilted my head. I had the feeling he had let me play in this room long ago.

『You, even at a time like this… no, you’re in a mr. lyle state right now, are you? Still, thinking back, you do have a point. I don’t have as thick a past among the other ancestors, after all.』

As the Seventh sat in his seat, he told me to sit as well. We sat with a small, round table in between us, and on it, a cup manifested out of nothingness.

The Seventh spoke.

『It won’t fill your stomach, but this is a matter of feelings. Have a drink.』

“Then drink I shall. It even has a scent.”

I reminisced over the nostalgic flavor. Even within my vague and hazy memory, I could remember that I’d drunken this tea before.

『… I haven’t had the chance for a leisurely talk with you. Perhaps we’ll get more chances hereon, but that’s yet another sad tale. It’s because our ancestors have faded away.』

First, Second, Sixth… and the Fourth had left the Skills to me, and vanished from the Jewel. Their roles had ended.

The role of the ancestors in the Jewel was to entrust their Skills to the Jewel’s owner. In this case, me. To teach the Skills’ uses as well, they were existences awoken from the records of the time…

“It’s not as if I’ve been making light of your or anything, grandfather. It’s true that I respect you. And some vague memories of you doting on me still remain.”

The Seventh gave a lonesome laugh.

『I see. Right… but you see, Lyle. Was I really ever that great?』

“What’s wrong? Growing weak at the knees?”

The Seventh folded his hands, and gazed out the window. Out the pane was the scene of the two birds flying away.

『… I’ve tried quite hard. I worked hard not to fall short of our ancestors. But what I succeeded in was only because of the groundwork they laid. Lyle, have you figured out why I’m so particular about guns?』

“Because they’re the future? I also think that as long as the money problem is dealt with, mass production will become the key to victory. Though it’s also true they’re short of a decisive blow.”

The Seventh nodded.

『… Being so close to the ancestors, I felt, and I thought. The real reason I chose the gun… Is it not because I didn’t want to be compared to them?』

I sipped the tea, and smiled.

“What foolish words are those? You manifested Box, and Warp, such incredible Skills, didn’t you? You should have more confidence. I was even wrung dry of this and that by Celes, but I still think I’m definitely going to win.”

The Seventh turned a different kind smile than usual at me. It didn’t feel like he was mocking.

『If you’ll say that much, it gives me some confidence. Now then, your memory that calls himself Lyle came out, so what are you going to do? Even if you want to leave this room, it seems it’s been locked.』

It seems the door of memories was tightly sealed shut. Then there’s no helping he be panicked.

“Then I’ll just take it easy. It seems he wanted to talk to Novem about something. I’ll have to ask about it later.”

To me, the Seventh spoke. He wasn’t particularly supportive of her. Of all else, the Forxuz House was something of a vassal house. She was only their daughter… what’s more, nothing but the second daughter.

『Lyle… are you sure you don’t trust Novem a little too much?』

… It was LYLE’s room.

As Novem was led in, she looked around, and realized at once that it was different from Lyle’s room of old. It had been reproduced by the Jewel, but it was subtly different.

Those differences stemmed from the existence called LYLE, she concluded.

“The bookshelf on the right. The order of the books on the third shelf from the top is different. Lyle-sama barely read those ones. The placement of other books is also slightly off. On top of that, the room was much dustier than this. Because the servants shirked off on cleaning it.”

Without preparing a chair for his guest, LYLE sat himself on the bed.

『… It’s because you say things like that, that normal people take distance from you. But no matter what little ‘Broken Novem’ says this late in the game, I doubt it will make a difference.』

LYLE understood Novem’s personality. And he didn’t particularly hate her or anything. He only had discontentments at her treatment of Lyle.

The Forxuz House… among the clan that carried down memories of the goddess turned evil god Novem, the one whose memories were most vivid, and who inherited an outrageous amount of information was Novem.

At first, LYLE hadn’t been knowledgeable about that field, but it was something he came to figure out after opening his eyes in the Jewel.

LYLE began talking.

『Memories are a large factor that influence one’s character. With happy memories, based on the person, the individual may wish to feel more happiness, crushing others underfoot in the conquest for more. It all varies by person, but it’s a fact that it has influence. So here’s the question… Novem, do you think of yourself as the goddess, or as Novem the evil god? Or are you Novem, second daughter of the Forxuz House? Which is it?』

Inheriting memories. Simple in words, but if one were to think of it as akin to their own experiences, then who exactly would they be? Would it influence their establishment of self?

『Because of the self-loathing she inherited from Septem, Septem-san sealed her ability to be loved by humans, and served herself out for their sake. She served too much and failed them, but even now, her lesson lives on. So how about you, Novem?』

Novem couldn’t answer. She was smiling, but she didn’t make an attempt to answer. With something important out of place, and something unnecessary shoved in its space. That was the girl called Novem.

LYLE knew that. And he even thought she had purposely overlooked Celes’ actions.

『No answer, huh? I’m fine with that too.』

To a fed-up LYLE, it was Novem’s turn to question.

“I heard you were Lyle-sama’s memories, LYLE-sama. Could it be you plan on reviving Lyle-sama’s memories? In that case, the current Lyle-sama will be…”

LYLE noticed it was an important matter to Novem. And if he properly returned the memories, Novem might shatter the Jewel out of anger.

What was important to Novem was the current Lyle.

The LYLE of the past was of low priority.

『… It’s a sad thing, but I share your opinion. I won’t give the memories to Lyle. But I’ll at least rile him up and pick some fights. There are a number of things I’ve no choice but to teach him. Also, I have to transmit the important stuff. Irrelevant to the will of the Jewel.』

There, Novem looked extremely delighted. Her expression was no lie.

LYLE could only look upon that expression of Novem with disappointment.

“A splendid decision. Not the memory, grant him your wisdom and technique, and dissapear. Fitting of LYLE-sama, a wonderful conclusion. This Novem is proud of you.”

And she spoke with a horridly dark smile.

“When I think of what would be if humanity were able to make such judgement all those myriads ago, or perhaps even longer, it saddens me.”

LYLE spoke.

『It ain’t for your sake. It’s for Lyle’s. His memories stolen, Lyle was nothing but an infant in a body too large. All I could do was leave him the memories of being loved… so even if everything was lost, and he was isolated away, I could leave the possibility he would stand up and look straight. He the little brother I’ve left to clean up my mess.』

Novem raised the hem of her skirt with a smile, giving a light bow.

“And this Novem shall be there to help him. LYLE-sama, please hold no need for concern.”

And LYLE spoke. The largest reason he held dissatisfaction towards the girl.

『… Novem, that love of yours isn’t something for a lover. That is what a mother directs her child. It isn’t what Lyle is looking for.』

As a mother, she gave Lyle unconditional love. As a mother, she could put up, even with other women. As a mother, she wouldn’t abandon Lyle to the end.

『I understand your personality. Though the others haven’t noticed it in the slightest… a ten-year-old robbed of his memories, nothing more than a toddler… with a mental age of three, five tops, Lyle was a child even younger than he looked. I don’t think you aimed for that. But as he was, you…』

Novem corrected her posture.

“Love is love, LYLE-sama.”

She said…

… Miranda stuck her knees, and her hand into the ground.

She held her right shoulder with her left hand, the end of her upturned eyes, a woman like the average of she and Shannon holding up the grip of her gun, loading a bullet.

She used a number of one-shot flintlocks, handling them quite skillfully. When told to come at her, Miranda thought she would be able to take her down easily, but she couldn’t match up at all.

The Jewel’s round table room.

The round table extended out, making a space like an arena. Glaring at Milleia, Miranda vexingly stood to her feet.

The moment she took her left hand from her shoulder, she used her Skill to produce a number of nets… a large spider web… before her. The stitching was tight, and the gaps were narrow. They were sticky and made to disperse force, so if a round hit them, it was sure to stop.

But the bullet Milleia fired accurately travelled down the gaps in the numerous nets, hitting Miranda’s left thigh on the mark.

“Kuh!

As Miranda fell to her knees once more, Shannon looked on quivering. To her, Milleia spoke.

『Hey, don’t shake so much. In this space you get out with only the pain. Or have you come to understand it yet, Shannon? Your eyes are capable of more than this. If you were up to it.』

Walking forward, Milleia used the bayonet on her gun to easily cut apart the sticky mesh of threads.

Miranda looked on with surprise. In real combat it had been able to tangle up and render a Land Dragon immobile, threads made of her prided Skill.

And they were easily cut down.

『… Did you plan to win against Novem-chan at that level? You’re too sweet, Miranda.』

As Milleia said that with a shrug of her shoulders, Miranda pulled three daggers from behind her hip. She threw the first one, and following behind it, she sliced with a dagger in each hand.

“If it’s close combat!”

Milleia grinned, shooting the dagger down. The dagger in Miranda’s hand that is. And with her stance destroyed, Miranda hit a foot into the ground, grabbed the thrown dagger, and tried for close quarters again.

Physical strength, and damage output, Miranda excelled in every field. She had rapidly stacked up Growths, and she cut forward. Knees and hands, flank and shoulders, she carved her daggers into numerous places.

And yet none of Miranda’s attacks grazed anything solid.

『If it’s close combat, you can win? That’s no good, Miranda… personally, I’m rooting for you, but you should at least be able to measure an opponent’s strength properly.』

Kicked away by Milleia, Miranda rolled across the floor.

Since Shannon’s sister was one-sidedly taken one, she turned to Milleia, and tried to use her demon eyes to touch her psyche…

“Kyah!”

… And failed.

『Touching an opponent’s heart, huh. Shannon, you used that to commit mischief, did you? Wouldn’t you say that naughty children need some punishment?』

Milleia took a step towards Shannon, and instantly leapt from the spot.

With her wounds healed up., Miranda threw a few knives.

She thought over a way to defeat such an unfair opponent. Her Skill was easily nullified. But she hadn’t yet the mind to admit loss.

Seeing Miranda’s eyes, Milleia smiled.

『Come with me. You’ve got to get used to fighting someone stronger than yourself.』

Miranda took a large stepped forward, threw in a feint, and closed in on Milleia. She was precisely shot through with a gun…

“Done talking?”

As I was sipping tea, this time I was suddenly summoned to LYLE’s room.

I was exchanging some idle banter with the Sevenths, and as I thought, there were plenty of interesting stories of failure when it came to grandmother Zenoire. I ended up laughing grandly as well.

Especially when towards his majesty, she… as I was thinking that, LYLE looked away from me on the bed.

“What’s up?”

『Hmph, Novem said the current you was best, and that I was no good. It irritated me, so that’s all for today. And you’re definitely never getting your memories back.』

Seeing him sulk like a child, I spoke triumphantly.

“Very well! Now then, if I’m going to return now… could you have my memories ready by my next visit? No take-overs included?”

LYLE looked at me, and scoffed.

『The world isn’t so convenient. I’m definitely never handing them over. If you want them so bad, why not take them by force? The current you… maybe you’ll even be able to trouble me.』

I laughed.

“Then I shall assemble the conditions for my victory. I’ll mobilize my future wives to surround you and beat you to the ground! As a show of mercy, I don’t mind having them wear short skirts for the occasion.”

There, LYLE started thinking with a blank expression. And hanging his head, and crossing his arms…

『… H-how about garters?』

“You’re quite the greedy one. But garters, huh… why not.”

『For real! Hoorayyy!! I can’t wait for such a joyous occasion.』

“Yeah, you better wait! Then I have to go persuade them, so I’ll be taking my leave.”

『… I doubt it’ll work out though.』

LYLE gave a delightful laugh as he saw me off.

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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75 Responses to Sevens: Epilogue

  1. BadJoke says:

    and here i was losing hope of a new chapter when i woke up
    thanks for the chap 😆😆

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  2. Thanks for a chapter

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  3. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  4. Go says:

    nice, thanks for the chapter.

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  5. zarvii says:

    while Lyle and LYLE’s are like water and oil
    mr.lyle and LYLE are like twin brothers

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  6. HapUgMata says:

    thanks for the chapter…

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  7. alu says:

    The cliff is too strong for an epilogue….

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    • Yoraikun says:

      There was no cliff.

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      • cocohime1985 says:

        But there is hill . . . With garters.

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      • alu says:

        Maybe no cliff, but a lot of unanswered questions:

        Will the ones outside come meet the ancestors?
        Will the girls learn about the jewel?
        Will the ancestor learn what happened in the battle?
        Will Shanon learnt to use her eyes?
        Will Lyle know the cause of Novem unconditional love?

        ….those were the questions that came to mind at the end of the last chapter, and I thought I would read the answers in this epilogue.
        But not one was answered.

        And the the new questions:
        Does Novem only love Lyle like a mother her child?
        Does Novem consider herself a goddess?
        What will happen if LYLE gives Lyle “those” memories back?
        What are “those” memories?
        Does Novem know all?
        …..

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  8. DNAnime says:

    Thanks a lot!

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  9. Theodore Oswald Tidwell The Third says:

    Well the whole motherly love thing is not as weird as it sounds, although novem makes it weird but if you’ve read a lot of novels/manga and watched anime then you’ve heard the line “He tickles my motherly instincts.” albeit Novem also has some Yandere. Lets see how it goes although i already know how this ends i don’t know the inbetween or the complete ending.

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  10. So LYLE is a real bro and Novem is the last boss huh. It makes sense why she allowed Celes to seal the original Lyle…

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  11. diablo8x says:

    Broken Novem huh.
    That kinda makes her seem even more pitiful than Lyle. He was made that way so there is someone to blame on a practical level. But the info we got here, would suggest that Novem was broken from the start, she did not have a chance.

    Also I am really curious about why Novem the goddess is so anti human. especially this line: “When I think of what would be if humanity were able to make such judgement all those myriads ago, it saddens me” Now I really want to know what went down between the goddesses for her to think this way. After all she had descendants with humans as far as we know.

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  12. gate says:

    feel kind of bad for LYLE
    sealed up and thrown away, then going to be thrown away again

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  13. Think you swiched up Miranda and Milleia’s names in a few places. “Milleia pulled three daggers from behind her hip. She threw the first one, and following behind it, she sliced with a dagger in each hand.” Sounds like Miranda was the one pulling out the daggers from the context of the next sentence. Same for 『If it’s close combat, you can win? That’s no good, Milleia… personally, I’m rooting for you, but you should at least be able to measure an opponent’s strength properly.』since its Milleia whose talking.

    Also “Since Shannon’s sister was one-sidedly taken one, she turned to Milleia, and trued to use her demon eyes to touch her psyche…” think its was tried instead of trued

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  14. so LYLE views lyle as a yonger brother that was left to cleam his mess…that was unexpected……
    even when corrupted by the power of a goddes LYle was still better than celes…..I guess that means that there are no saving for her

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    • Faust Voncleave says:

      To begin with she desired to steal everything Lyle had, that’s already pretty f’d up. What I find funny is how she always treats lyle like a bug when she’d be trash without him.

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  15. “『… I doubt it’ll work out though.』” the worst part is that I dont….. especially if its mr. lyle….

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  16. lygarx says:

    Garters are in the broad category of fetish that is number one. Stockings and Thigh high socks are included.

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  17. nalilygaw says:

    hooooo that LYLE got some hi-end taste. . . .
    thanks for the chapter. . .

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  18. vedejo says:

    That Broken Novel sounded like me when I laugh… during my broken times

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  19. GM_Rusaku says:

         ∧_ ∧
        (`・ω・)  Thanks!
       ,ノ^  yヽ、  Nepu!!
       ヽ,, ノ==l.ノ    Pudding!!!
        /  l |
    “””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~””

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  20. lazyguy says:

    So Nobel has a bit of a pedophile personality… nice to know. ..

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  21. Villager A says:

    Did Milleia just pull off mystic eye of death perception?

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  22. roro says:

    Hahaha mr. Lyle already defeted LYLE with just words hahahaha

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  23. erikcheah says:

    Thanks for the translation

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  24. Pun says:

    That’s some high quality taste both Lyle’s have there.

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  25. poi poi says:

    I’m late for work reading the new chapter. It’s worth it. Probably

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  26. KozuKy says:

    getting beaten up by girls wearing short skirts with garters ? damn LYLE sure is lucky

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  27. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Girls fighting in short skirts and garter belt… *drool* … (cough) … Add a bikini top and open front vest and I’m in.

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  28. necrosis says:

    okay I have finally made up my mind I hate novem and I have to change my mind about LYLE he isn’t such a bad kid perverted beyond reason but a good kid

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Why would this chapter make you hate Novem?

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    • ahmadmahd says:

      Yeah why she’s not that bad you know

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    • necrosis says:

      well personally if i had the last 10 years of my mind ripped from me and a girl who used to hate me took advantage of this whole thing and conspired to obtain the mind broken me for some sick love obsession and finds the thought of me obtaining my memories repulsive then yeah i wouldn’t want that person any where near me I’m surprised anyone would want to be near some one like that but to each their own

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      • Yoraikun says:

        OR she just decided to look after him, because no one else would and took to him as a mother to a son. Everyone has agreed, even you a few chapters ago, that Lyle and LYLE are different people, so getting his memories back would be killing her son. Where are you getting this sick love obsession from?

        The main point LYLE was trying to stress, was that Novem was NOT in love with Lyle. Novem says it doesn’t matter, because whatever sort of love it may be love is love all the same.

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  29. ryllonceras says:

    Oh its been a year since chapter 1!
    congrats!

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  30. Kuma Otou says:

    something in the last 2 chapters just doesn’t click with me.. like rushed? dunno just a vague feeling i got.

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  31. mrandi96 says:

    Here comes the staging.

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  32. Atamahead027 says:

    Novem shota confirmed

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  33. Deal with it says:

    Lol their conversions would easily make them woman’s greatest enemy…or at least pervert!
    😆

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  34. NZPIEFACE says:

    Oh…. so LYLE’s body represents Lyle’s mental age.

    Explains why he’s like a kid playing house.

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  35. rennass says:

    I don’t think Mr.Lyle will success in this grand project but Lyle might does.
    It need not a boasting speech but a timid troubled begging to convince them.

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  36. Kags says:

    THANK YOU😀😀😀

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  37. rizki66 says:

    I hope Mr Lyle still continue to next few chapters.

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  38. seihaikun says:

    Yandere – Shotacon detected! Well… I hope Mr.Lyle know about this.
    I want to know how Mr.Lyle escape from child-zone.

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  39. So Novem is still mystery again, how surprising….
    Glad to see Miranda got trained.
    My prediction comes true, Lyre will get his harem to beat up LYRE

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Why do you keep insisting on spelling his name Lyre, anyways. Did I make a mistake somewhere?

      And I don’t think any new mysteries about Novem arose.

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      • AKA says:

        Ah i see so the name in Jap is らいえる(Raieru). I dont think there is anything wrong with ur LYLE Yorai but i guess some ppl like heavenjudgement insist tat is how his name should be spelled in english.

        Similar to how “Rudeus” in Mushoku Tensei should be spelled as “Ludeus” instead by some.

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      • No you didn’t make any mistake on his name spelling. I am the one who make mistake. And I have absolute no Japanese knowledge/ pronunciation or whatever. It is just that I am more familiar with Lyre as English word for music instrument and use that word subconsciously. Had you not pointed it out, I would not realize I spell his name wrong.

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        • So Novem is still mystery again, how surprising…. <—- That is an irony statement. I am kind of sick that author keeps using her mystery as plot device when author rarely reveal anything.

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        • Yoraikun says:

          What about Novem isn’t known at this point? I’m pretty sure just about everything has been casually revealed, besides why her house serves the Walts.

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        • I think her mystery is abound to Lyle/Walt. Why does she like Lyle? Why does her household serve Walt? Perhaps Walt house is a god descendent?(comparable with Goddess?) What ‘s her relationship to Celes? What is her idea about Lyle meet Octem?

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      • Identity says:

        Yorai
        I think i know why forxuz family support the walt family.
        Remember tressy arc?
        After the battle it was said that the ancestor of forxuz walt and something like bahn ( bahnseim for sure) defeated aggrisa.
        So i think the forxuz make a promise to walt to stick to them so if ever some monster like aggrisa come again they will dealt that monster together again.

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  40. Freebee says:

    I feel bad for Lyle he would have never expected novem to see him as a child rather than a man but it’s his fault too he should have asked novem why is she agreeing for a harem now it actually make why she would agree for a harem as she never saw him as love interest

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  41. BadJoke says:

    rereading it again, it seems like the seventh is being setup to be the next one to leave 😐 just a vague feeling though

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    • solarhive says:

      Either that or the author will pull a Jim Butcher and have the Seventh take a mental bullet for Lyle. Although the thought of a spiritual lovechild between Lyle and Seventh kinda sickens me.

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  42. Starltyz says:

    LYLE and Mr Lyle’s conversation sound like a gathering of perverts. Sharing your future wifes like that is… I’m not gonna object to that, rather let me in please!

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  43. EroOtoko says:

    Panty, Stocking, and Garterbelt :p

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  44. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  45. Sfondi says:

    motherzone ? poor lyle🙂

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