Sevens: Epilogue

Epilogue

… The Bahnseim Kingdom, Centralle.

In a private room of the castle… or rather, a room too large to call it as such, Celes was selecting a dress. Taking her favorite dress in her hands, she prepared to receive her father who was coming to Centralle.

But on the words of the maid who entered the room, Celes froze. Celes’s mother Claire who had been selecting out a dress beside her touched both hands to her mouth in surprise.

Celes, with the dress still in both her hands.

“… What did you say? What did you just say!?”

Her favorite clothes ripped, and she took her own rapier-concealing staff from automaton Bert, who stood nearby. The Yellow Jewel buried in its hilt let off a faint light.

The maid spoke.

“B-by the reports, the Walt Army invaded Beim. But… the Walt House Head, Count Maizel was killed in action. The army has surrendered, and faced d… defeat!”

Seeing the kneeling maid, Celes’ body began to shake.

(It couldn’t be… why… I mean, father is strong. There’s no way he’d lose to leftovers like him. There’s no way that small fry could… Novem. I see, Novem did it. That damn bitch!)

Clenching her molars, the force she used to grip her staff increased. There, she heard Agrissa’s voice.

『… Poor girl. You lost your dear father? But you can’t just stay angry. Shall I guess what you’re thinking? Let’s see… Novem did it. That’s what’re on your mind.』

Celes hit the maid who delivered such detestable news away with her staff. She dragged the dresses left around the room with her, flying all the way to the wall.

While she barely survived, she was at death’s door. Celes’ breath was out of orders, her eyes open wide.

“No… Maizel was… that man can’t have…”

Seeing her mother crumbling at the knees and hiding her face with both eyes as she wept, Celes embraced her.

“Mother. I… I’m…!”

“Celes!”

Her mother Clair clung to Celes. And the two of them shed tears. Watching over them, Bert issued orders around.

“Carry the injured off and treat her. And vacate the area.”

The maids moved just as ordered, while the quilin in the room, Rummel just stated absentmindedly at the ceiling as she sat on the floor.

Agrissa spoke to Celes.

『Unfortunately, I doubt Novem laid a hand on Maizel. While she may have been indirectly related, that thing wouldn’t lay a hand on him. In that case, the one who defeated Maizel was…』

Celes lost the light in her clear clue eyes, a wrinkle gracing her brow.

“That damn bastard. I even spared him because Novem told me to. He went and killed my father… when he’s just washed up leftover… mere kitchen waste…”

Agrissa contained her urge to laugh as she called out to Celes.

『Do you detest him, Celes? Then why not grant him all the pain of the world? But before that… you’ll have to carry out your dear father’s funeral. You need to prepare a splendid grave for your beloved father. Right… to make sure your father isn’t lonely, you should bury quite a few with him. Let’s bury ten thousand people together. If you do, your father will never be lonely.』

Hearing that statement she couldn’t think sane, Celes noticed.

“T-that’s right. I have to hold a memorial service for father. I have to keep a grip or else… mother?”

“Give me a minute, Celes. A little is enough. Let me cry for now.”

Seeing her mother like that, Celes took action that would surprise any other.

“I-I understand. I’ll wait. Celes will wait as long as you want.”

If anyone beside her parents told Celes to wait, it would become something terrible. And she felt no discomfort being told that by her mother.

… Why was that?

It was simple. The existence called Celes had a tendency to adhere to its parents. It was the same for Agrissa. But with Agrissa and Celes colored by madness, their thoughts diverged from the common man.

『… Celes, do you want to be with your mother forever?』

“Of course I do. If we’re not together forever… I, I’ll…”

Agrissa laughed in the Jewel. Her mouth warping, she spoke to Celes.

『Then just keep her by your side forever. Maizel didn’t make it in time, but as long as you collect up his corpse, there won’t be a problem. You’ve already gotten full control over, ‘that skill’. If you use it, you’ll be with your mother forever. I’m envious, Celes.』

Agrissa, who really did feel jealous, was obsessed with the thing called parents as well. It wasn’t as if Septem alone had an abnormal adherence.

Celes looked at her mother embracing her.

“… I see. Eureka! That’s right! Mother, with this, we’ll be together forever! Father will be back in no time!”

“Celes, what are you…”

Celes made sure not to cause her mother any pain as she pulled her rapier and sliced through her neck. Clinging to her mother’s head, she let the blood pouring from her neck dye her body as she made a delighted face.

“Together forever. Forever… ah, I see. We have to collect my father’s remains.”

『Then should we put the funeral on hold? No, I haven’t seen one of those in a long time. Celes, reclaiming Maizel’s remains is important, but could you proceed the preparations on the funeral for me? I… have an urge to see ten thousand humans in pain.』

Bathed in her mother’s blood, Celes tapered her mouth. She wanted to complain to Agrissa, but she was a foe Celes couldn’t go against too strongly.

“Yeah, yeah, got it. I’ll do it, jeez. Well, reclaiming a portion of father’s corpse comes first. I’d like the three of us to get together for a party soon.”

『A party, eh? I never get tired of you.』

Celes preciously held her mother’s head as she activated a Skill.

“Mother… now come back to me.”

Her mother’s head floated through the air, her own body and blood nearby recycling itself and reverting. No, it couldn’t be called a reversion. She wasn’t alive any longer.

But Clair regained her former form.

“Celes, why are you so dirty? Oh, there’s no helping you. Let’s go to the baths together and get you all cleaned up.”

There stood her mother, the same as in her life. Celes smiled.

“I’m sorry, mother. But with this, we can see father at once. I’m so relieved.”

Claire smiled as well.

“That’s right. It’s a relief, Celes.”

Agrissa let her voice out from the Jewel.

『It sure feels nice to do a good thing. I’ve a longing for some cries of death and agony, Celes. And… Lyle, was it? For him to climb up from there, as I thought, he’s got something to him.』

Celes pretended she didn’t hear Agrissa’s voice…

“Your feelings won’t change?”

In the underground dungeons of Rhuvenns castle, I faced Beil. An individual I once admired as a knight, but now he had thinned down a bit.

In his cell, he kneeled towards me with proper posture.

“… This body of mine can no longer serve you. I cannot forget anything and pretend not to know as I work under my liege. The Randbergh House pledges its devotion for life. I’m sure Baldoir will serve you well.”

It seems his resolve wouldn’t change.

He spoke of everything pertaining to Bahnseim’s internal affairs, and left loads of info with me. But when I proposed he change his name and serve me, he refused.

“Baldoir does do good work. I have considerable good will for the Randbergh House, and…”

“That’s unnecessary! And with your current position, if you don’t hand judgement to those responsible, you’ll sow seeds of discord. I cannot trouble you any further. By all means!”

Why was he so hurried to rush to his grave?

Can’t he live a little easier?

The Third let out a voice from the Jewel.

『… Good grief, the Randbergh House is way too earnest. He should live his life just a little bit easier.』

He sounded a little sadder than usual.

“… I have no grudge against you as an individual. That’s simply how great a threat Celes was. And that one is my sister. A person of the Walt House. I think you’ve only been troubled by our affairs.”

Beil spoke.

“Your words are wasted on me. I am already resolved. Whether it be torture, or an incredibly brutal execution…”

I’d like to think we’re different, but in the end are we the same? I always held such a question in my mind.  I held it, but even so, I thought to challenge Celes.

“… I’m sorry I couldn’t save you. It’s my responsibility.”

It’s not as if my life was the only one twisted by Celes. Starting with Beil before my eyes, many humans were driven mad.

“I truly apologize, Lyle-sama!”

Beil let his tears flow, letting sobs leak out.

Going out to the terrace of my room, I looked up at the sky.

The morning air was cold, but right now, I wanted the pain it stung into my skin. Normally, I would’ve shivered at this temperature, but I didn’t feel anything right now.

I felt some warmth behind me. A coat had been draped over my back.

“Oh, it’s just you, Monica.”

When I said that without turning around, Monica sounded all high and mighty.

“Trying to look cool, immersed in your sentimental shit isn’t fitting of a chicken like you. For covering you up before you exposed all your bad points to the world to the extent you’d catch a cold, I don’t mind if you offer me some more words of love, you know. I love you, is enough. I’ll answer your call with all I have! This Monica will answer a Chicken dickwad’s love at full force.”

“… Shut it. It’s because you keep asking me to say I love you that I never get to say it. Why don’t you learn the subtlety that comes with that field.”

There, Monica’s twin tails swayed in the wind as she looked at me with a serious dace.

“It’s the dere. The chicken dickwad has finally shown his dere! I won! As I thought, this Monica will be the one to win in the end after all!”

Spreading her arms out wide, Monica happily raced around the terrace.

“The winner? What are you talking about?”

There, Monica acted bashful.

“Oh surely you jest. I’m talking about the chicks. Who you’ll love the most, and who’ll you’ll entrust the first chick to. The Valkyries are having a factional dispute, quite an intense quarrel over who’s going to look after them.”

The Third in the Jewel was surprised, and I covered my face with my left hand as well.

『Eh~ the automatons have faction wars as well? What a pain.』

“… Can you guys stop calling my children chicks? Or rather, why did it come to that? If I touch anyone right now, everything will take a turn for the worse.”

Monica jumped for joy as she spoke to me.

“Unfortunately, it’s a road you can’t go down by going around. Well, since I’m your number one, your first night and looking after your chicks should obviously be left to…”

Monica’s words left me staring blankly, but it truly was a road I couldn’t avoid. However, I wanted to evade the carnage. I gripped the Jewel.

It seems the Third inferred my feelings as he laughed.

『Sorry, I’ve got no advice. I finally noticed it you know… your harem’s already exceeded the maximum permissible dosage. You should see a doctor.』

… Isn’t it considerably bad that he’s only noticing that now? When I was sensing my limits long ago, it’s no joke if he’s just looking back now.

The Third spoke as if reading me.

『I opened my eyes. As I thought, rather than a harem, I’d rather love a single woman. Laying hands on numerous women is a brute’s path.』

You’re the one who pushed the harem onto me! I endured shouting that out as I calmed down my heart.

Calm down, it isn’t anything I can turn back. I can’t change this flow anymore. Innis-san told me. It’s impossible to avoid the carnage. The important thing is to make it as small as possible.

… Dangit! No matter what I do, nothing but carnage awaits, what a life!

At that moment.

I had an awfully bad premonition. This sort of… feeling of loss I felt with my father…

“What’s this?”

I didn’t feel anything as I looked around. The Skills showed no reaction either. Monica looked at me.

“What’s wrong? Ah! If you’re worried about your first night, then rest at ease. This Monica was initialized with various…”

“Don’t joke around. No, I feel this sort of sense of loss. Perhaps I’m feeling a little sad with my father’s death. I’m going to rest.”

Saying that, I returned to my room. Monica hung her head.

“… Treating me as a joke? Not lusting after me as he keeps me by his side? This is the best!”

Seeing as she was as tenacious as ever, I looked out the terrace. Exactly what was that sensation?

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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114 Responses to Sevens: Epilogue

  1. BadJoke says:

    oh well tri release today is a good day 😀

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  2. kuroinfinity says:

    Thanks! (^^)/

    … orz

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  3. chendu says:

    Thanks yoraikun

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  4. Doctor Prinny says:

    Kuro is not going to like this……

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  6. roro-kun says:

    YO-YORAI SAMA!!!!! yo-you are on the roll!!!!

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  7. Yomi EL says:

    Damn Third LOL : 『Sorry, I’ve got no advice. I finally noticed it you know… your harem’s already exceeded the maximum permissible dosage. You should see a doctor.』

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  8. Kudan says:

    Thanks~

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  9. D2 says:

    And so his mother’s soul are flying to him?
    *I know it’s no topic of joke but I just remembered jojo and houshin engi

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  10. seihaikun says:

    This isn’t good.Her madness really exceed my expectation. Undead and necromancy skill?
    Anyway thanks for your hard works Godspeed Yorai-sama!

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  11. Luffysenpai says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  12. ALL HAIL YORAI-KUN! The true hero of translations!!!!

    Thank you for the chapter.

    Looks like Lyle really inherited the sharp instincts of the first.
    Exceeding the maximum dosage for harem members is so cool!!!

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  13. CW says:

    For a emperor, Lyle isn’t enough of a tyrant. He’s more of a president since despite his position he doesn’t have absolute control. Like who cares if he spares someone?

    Like a king in Fate Zero says, a king should be the extreme of good and evil who everyone admires and wants to be. I don’t admire or want to be Lyle Walt if I can’t decide who to save and who to kill. If those by my side have something to say about sparing my own brainwashed parents, I’ll kill those people to make a example of for others.

    For all the benefits his ancestors gave him, they don’t grasp the difference between a feudal lord and King, or a emperor who reins over all should be.

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    • banarok says:

      he is though when he feel he needs to be, the armies see him as a invincible general, few know of the true state of the harem-havoc, he is rich enough to equip is armies with guns, he is young and healthy.

      the approach to kill all nay-sayers only work if you are a established tyrant and all power is focused on you, Lyle need cooperation of several countries and if they feel he is unstable/dishonorable/deplorable they could just as well take their chanses with celes, since then they at least know what they are dealing with rather then someone who is two-faced. or they stab you in the back because that’s what they fear you’ll do to them.

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    • You forgot fair…

      The third told Lyle that Balance is the hardest thing to find in the world for a reason. By being extreme, people will begin to question his sanity( like saying Lyle is bipolar) and that discord is that last of what he needs.

      Lyle needs good commanders which is why he tried to save Beil. Killing yourself is just forcing someone else to clean up after your shit and that is hardly taking responsibility. But Celes need to die, that’s is a fact.

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    • DiegoDeveze says:

      I agree for the most part. I know this is no Xianxia where the MC can do anything he wants and get away with it, but still. He’s an emperor-to-be with OP skills and habilities and an OP harem. He should put his foot down on a lot of things, like reining in his harem and, like you said, not allowing ANYONE to tell him what he can and cannot do. There’s surely a plethora of ways with which he could’ve gotten away with saving his mother, Beil and others, but since he’s an ancestor fanboy, he listens to them fully and doesn’t try to explore new options.

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  14. KozuKy says:

    ……that death too sudden that i got speechless for a minute…..what.the.fuck.

    i knew she would probably end up killing their Mother with that flag,but to slice off her head suddenly was really out of my expectation.

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  15. Tzabo says:

    All hail Yoraikun, thanks a lot it makes my sunday perfect but it’s kinda sad too.

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  16. Atamahead027 says:

    oh boy, in fever time eh…

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  17. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    So Celes’ skill is able to make zombies… CREEPY.

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  18. Chuo says:

    For a minute there, I thought the skill she had now, was to put people inside her jewel but it went to necromancy or something like that. In the next novel is there esp? How the hell did he sense his mother dying without some kind of esp ability, lol. Sorry, instead of crying I do stupid jokes sometimes.
    I checked before going to sleep and behold, there is the epilogue.
    Thanks for the translation 👍 ✌.

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  19. isna says:

    Thank you…

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  20. necrosis says:

    I keep saying this but celes really needs to die no torture or anything just kill her and burn the corpse immediately I can’t stand to even think about her

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    • darkm3d says:

      Thanks for the chapter. =)

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    • Felipe says:

      No torture would be enough to satisfy readers at this point, don’t forget that she is like a spoiled kid in her own world where she is a princess, Lyle is a trash and everyone else are just dolls to play with, removing that from her and make her face reality would be a really big shock the worst thing I can think that will happen to her would be she finally having to acknowledge that Lyle is superior to her (also don’t forget the more than a million angry souls that are waiting for her in hell)

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      • necrosis says:

        I like the rage and let’s face it that psycho is never going to understand anything just kill the mom first and end her quickly

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  21. CJ Carlet says:

    Third what was that: 『Sorry, I’ve got no advice. I finally noticed it you know… your harem’s already exceeded the maximum permissible dosage. You should see a doctor.』
    it made me laugh….

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  22. ArKain says:

    Well on the bright side, now you don’t have to execute her.

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  23. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the triple chapters 😀

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  24. mantrazz says:

    I think he sensed Celes going over the deep end of the blackhole of crazy…and the undeath of his mother

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  25. I was wondering what was going to happen to his mom now that his dad died. Whether hed spare her or kill her. This was way past my expectations yet the most fitting with celes being the one to do it

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  26. bcahthekill says:

    Just i though, Celes skill is Necromancy, because she can make Quilin girl into zombie

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  27. Raufgar says:

    Thanks for the chapter~!

    Celes just jumped off the deep end of crazy into utter madness…

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  28. GM_Rusaku says:

    . ∧,_,∧ 
    .(`・ω・)つ━☆・*。
    .⊂   ノ   ・゜+.
    . し’´J  ☆*・ °。。
    .     /\   Thanks!! Nepu!!!
    .    / ★∴ \  Merry X-mas!
    .   (人_人_人)   And A
    .   / ∴∵★ \ Happy Nepu Year!
    .   (_人_人_人_)   ∧ ∧
    .   / .☆∴∵∴. \ ( ´・ω・)
    .  (_人★人☆人_) /  ⌒ヽ
    .     ̄凵   (人___つ_つ

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  29. moutonslayer says:

    Thanks a lot ^^

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  30. But the question is that if Celes needs to die for what she has caused, what about the person that gave Celes the Jewel to being with? It’s highly likely Novem is the culprit given how any other life except Lyle’s is worthless in her eyes. I wonder what will happen if that is the case.

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    • swordbane says:

      My memory’s a bit fuzzy on the matter, but if I’m not mistaken it was stated that Celes stole/inherited the jewel from the Seventh’s wife.

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      • But how did she know where that Jewel was to begin with? Not even his wife knew where it was and the jewel was under high security. Also, why does Novem have an agreement with her not to harm Lyle to begin with? As I see it, Celes couldn’t have gotten the jewel unless someone, who know about the jewel and was skillful enough to steal it gave it to her. I suspect Novem wanted to reset the game board so that Lyle would be like “Novem’s god Lyle”. She also wanted to able to make him a king so to make up for her failure in the past. She once lost the will to live until she met the first. One of the Novems would be the one to give lyle his name. Why else would she look at him like a mother and be angry when LYLE spoke about returning his memories. They also mention that the current Novem has inherited Novem blood strongly.

        Septem blood being so strong might have been something unforeseen though but also might have presented an opportunity. Or maybe she Knew about before he was born?

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  31. Lagraser says:

    Why do i feel…the third’s skill will come very useful in the battle with celes.

    Also…really think he’s the strongest of the 8 generations…even demon eyes can’t do a thing with his skill.

    Hey…another war loong and boring war awaits if maizel is resurrected….another no skill war…and will need more guns

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  32. darkm3d says:

    Thanks for the chapter. =)

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  33. erikcheah says:

    Thanks for the translation!

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  34. illparazzo says:

    Thanks for the 16 volume! :D

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  35. thediabolicalgenius says:

    Thanks for another chapter Yorai, just as I finished reading the rest. You’re really shining this weekend.

    And once again we realise that Celes is a crazed homicidal sociopath that need to put down as soon as possible. Kill her, burn the corpse, bury the ashes and salt the ground. The term monster has never been more apt.

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  36. Avarrencus says:

    Thanks for the chapter

    Celes… sigh~

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  37. Daiz71 says:

    I thought the skill in the yellow gem was to create skills?
    Which begs the question how many skills can she use cuz Lyle had his ancestors to teach him a single skill each and it took a while for him to master them.
    And I believe it support skills are easier to use together.

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  38. Now that Celes has activated Edo tensei!. I am waiting for sealing jutsu..

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  39. galene says:

    If Sevens ever gets an anime, Monica’s arrival will surely be the point where everyone starts calling it a masterpiece.

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  40. I’m the number right before 70.

    Jokes aside, I’d hate to be anywhere near Celes. Good thing she ain’t real.

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  41. supremeradra says:

    Great chapter Yoraisama!
    Hmmm… the more I read about Celes, the more I feel she’s some sort of patsy. A crazed wild dog that needs to be put down, but a patsy none the less.
    To be honest, to some extent Lyle doesn’t really need to anything cuz in time she’ld self destruct. The only issue will be the immense loss of life.
    I’m expecting the real villain to emerge after Celes kicks the bucket *Stares intently at Novem*

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  42. Archus says:

    Somehow I just noticed that does Agrissa’s main objective is just to tear Bahnseim apart and return it to Walt family? Think of it, Walt family defeated her but the glory is stolen by Bahnseim’s royals. Maybe Agrissa is angry and just happen to meet Celes first who probably have a very big inferiority complex toward her brother to make her the “demon king” that needs to be put down by “hero” Lyle. Whether Lyle fails or not, she does not care since both outcome suits her.

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    • DiegoDeveze says:

      I think that’s a bit of a stretch. It’s too early to say, since we’ve seen close to nothing of Agrissa, but at least at the moment, she looks like nothing but a psycopath that quite literally wants to watch the world burn.

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  43. Lagraser says:

    Will Agrissa in the end take-over celes’ body?

    The ancestors and lyle was discussing this in the past about immortality or something, could what celes be doing now just a step for Agrissa to finally take over her body and be revived again?

    Just feel bad for Lyle, he wasn’t able to talk to his mother again, at the very least his mother be able to actually say she loves him. Big difference between him knowing and seeing in the 7th’s memory that they truly love him and actually saying it in person and feeling it.

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  44. SmokeyJoe says:

    Right when Lyle gained a skill to possibly regain his mother Celes gets rid of that possibility.
    This saddens me.
    Thank you for translating.

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  45. rourou says:

    man i’m sad… would mummy remember lyle now that she’s a zombie? there will not even be a chance for her to wake up from the brainwashing….. at least Maizel did at the end :( :(

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  46. Fueee says:

    Looking forward to volume 17 😀. Looking at the chapter titles I wonder if the battle with Celes will be concluded in vol 17?

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  47. ZaX says:

    Got Monicas everlasting support no matter what. Thanks for the chapter

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  48. Kisama says:

    This way he wont have to punish his mother. But damn, Celes is insane and so is that bitch from the jewel. Thank you for the tl!

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