Suterareta Yuusha no Eiyuutan (3-25)

Story 3-25『Not Number One』

“… … Ah.” (Shuri)

The scenery shined brightly and disappeared, a brutal black wall surrounded me.

Again, I’ve come back to this place.

I failed for the second time.

『… Although I expected as much, you aren’t number one, Shuri.』(Lily)

Lily’s voice resounded through the space I was at. Her words pierced my chest like an arrow.

“… What do you mean?” (Shuri)

Barely, the words came out of my mouth. They were towards Lily’s remark.

“As expected, you say… what do you mean?” (Shuri)

『You do not love Hero-sama, you are taking advantage of Hero-sama’s love.』(Lily)

I don’t… love Katsuragi-kun?

I’m taking advantage of Katsuragi-kun’s love?

I don’t understand what she’s implying. There was a question mark floating over my head.

Lily saw my appearance, and with a big sigh seemed to be genuinely amazed.

『What do you learn from this trial?』 (Lily)

I looked back on my memories from the trial. It went without saying. She was probably going to say the main cause of my failure.

“I didn’t… apologize to Katsuragi-kun.” (Shuri)

『That’s right. That’s taking Hero-sama’s love for granted.』(Lily)

“… … … –“ (Shuri)

I bit my lips. Because it was as Lily said.

Because I didn’t do the thing that, if I liked Katsuragi-kun more than anyone else, should have been done before anyone else.

Because Katsuragi-kun loves me.

Without noticing it, what happened long ago had been vanishing from my mind

However, he would surely remember it crystal clear. He said nothing because he loves me.

I’ve certainly been taking Katsuragi-kun’s love for granted.

『… It seems you’ve understood.』(Lily)

“Yeah… However, it’s absolutely impossible that I don’t love him. The feelings I have are real.” (Shuri)

『If that’s so, answer my question. Alright?』 (Lily)

Lily’s voice was provocative.

It’s alright. There’s no need to be anxious. I mean, I love Katsuragi-kun without a doubt.

『What is Hero-sama’s favorite food?』 (Lily)

… … Favorite food?

A question that simplistic was anticlimactic. I immediately looked through my memories, trying to recall him eating.

What kind of food did he want to eat in my memories…

… Huh?

Come to think of it, Katsuragi-kun’s favorite food… what is it?

Any time we went to eat he would say it was “delicious”, and I was satisfied…

I didn’t hear it. I’ve never heard of something like Katsuragi-kun’s favorite food.

Seeing me begin to panic with no responses, Lily began to speak.

『Do you understand? You don’t even know such a simple thing. And yet you dare say that you love Hero-sama.』 (Lily)

“Y-you’re wrong! Even so, Yui-chan and Hayase-san…!” (Shuri)

Denying how she guessed right, I responded immediately.

The thing I just did was attack another person, a disgusting act.

『Unfortunately… those two know Hero-sama’s preference. Fuuko found it out during her trial. Shield seemed to know it from before.』 (Lily)

“No way…” (Shuri)

In other words, two people did the trial better than me.

Yui-chan aside, Hayase-san…?

“… … Ah.” (Shuri)

Then, I realized that she did something that I couldn’t. She apologized.

She diligently confessed her crime.

『Would you like me to tell you? How shield passed the test? 』 (Lily)

“T-that’s not needed.” (Shuri)

『Shield didn’t abandon Hero-sama at the start.』 (Lily)

I abandoned him. It was for the future.

『After that, she opened Hero-sama’s closed mind. Day after day, she endured her pained heart, never giving up. She used common sense on Hero-sama to accomplish it.』 (Lily)

Did I ever think about doing that? I was mistaken to think that I could improve my relationship with Katsuragi-kun just by talking with him.

『Then, in the end she fulfilled Hero-sama’s wished. She had him win against Hero-sama’s hated enemy.』 (Lily)

“T-that’s a lie! You’re lying!” (Shuri)

『Shield passed because it is the truth. Shouldn’t you admit your irresponsibility?』 (Lily)

“W-what are…” (Shuri)

『The Shield, Tamaki Yuina, now deserves to be with him more—』 (Lily)

“—Stop iiiit!!” (Shuri)

I shouted to interrupt her.

My head was confused.

Katsuragi’s smiling face floated away and disappeared like bubbles.

そして、勝手に妄想が描きあげていく最悪の結末。彼の向ける笑顔の先には私じゃなくて――。

Now, my delusions involuntarily came up with the worst conclusion. The one he’s smiling at is not me—

“Ah… ahh…” (Shuri)

I lost my strength, and leaned against the wall.

I, I—

“… What have I been doing up till now…?” (Shuri)

I unconsciously spoke.

The energy that I had for this trial till now—was gone.

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I was in the Scorching Execution Ground that was not the illusion that Lily created.

“… Well, I wonder if those two are…” (Tamaki)

After successfully passing the two trials I wasn’t calm and waited for the other two’s results restlessly.

“Well, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Since there’s a bit more till they’re done.” (Lily)

Reacting to my monologue, Lily Shuraham looked at the crystal ball in front of her. She seems to have been monitoring our movements using that. Touching the crystal ball, she could talk to us using that.

As for that… although I defeated her with the crystal stone, she was uninjured.

What she said in the second trial was an outright lie. According to Lily, it would be foolish to wound our valuable war potential.

“What is it? Are you still angry from a while ago?” (Lily)

“… Not particularly. I also didn’t want my body to be wounded…” (Tamaki)

“Then, isn’t that fine? Besides, that speech was cool.” (Lily)

Lily struck a pose, mimicking me in the second trial.

“Because I am the shield that protects him…!” (Lily)

“Aaaaaah! Quit it, you’re embarrassing me! Stop it with that look!!” (Tamaki)

I hid my embarrassed face with my hands. It was easy to imagine Lily’s grinning face.

“W-what’s with these two!? Right now, what are those two feeling!?” (Lily)

“… Ah, those two?” (Tamaki)

Though I the conversation topic switched, I noticed the atmosphere changed.

The reason was definitely Lily.

“One person seems to be slowly clearing the second trial. The other person is… not so good. She’s completely lost her will to fight.” (Lily)

As a result I couldn’t conceal my surprise. One of them was abandoning the Katsuragi LOVE trial.

I’m sure there must be a compelling reason.

“Lost her will to fight… what in the world happened?” (Tamaki)

“… No, it’s just… Because that child was a bit blinded, she misunderstood something for feeling love. She accepted it, and though I wanted her to recover…” (Lily)

“… Lily did what? Isn’t that foul play?” (Tamaki)

“I was going to support her in the end… Did I mistake the timing?” (Lily)

Lily scratched her hairy head.

“… … … …” (Tamaki)

From the way she talked and from her behavior… I have a rough idea who lost their will.

… No, there’s no way…

“Hey… she finished.” (Lily)

As Lily said that, the crystal ball cracked. Dazzling light shot out at that time.

“Kyaa-!?” (Fuuko)

The first to appear was that red-eyed girl, Hayase-san. The girl who rushed out fell on her bottom.

“Good work, Hayase-san.” (Tamaki)

I helped her stand up by pulling her hand. Saying words of appreciation, I tapped her shoulder with a *PonPon*.

“Tamaki-san also did good work.” (Fuuko)

“Then… that means?” (Tamaki)

“Yes! I also passed!” (Fuuko)

Hayase said with a smile. With this, the dropout was decided.

In other words, Shuri-chan…

“… What happened?” (Hayase)

“… … … Ah, no. Nothing.” (Tamaki)

It seems that it showed on my face. Hayase-san, who didn’t know the circumstances, tilted her head to the side. I hesitated and sidestepped by changing the topic.

“Leaving that aside… how did Hayase-san clear it?” (Tamaki)

“Eh? Fufu, well—“ (Fuuko)

Hayase-san smiled at me and told me the method she used to broke through.

“First of all, I confined Katsuragi-kun in his dorm room—“ (Fuuko)

“Yeah, you don’t have to say any more because I get it already! Rather, did you seriously do that!?” (Tamaki)

“Wasn’t it an obvious joke? I, unlike you guys, was already on good terms with Katsuragi-kun and got along with him normally. Ah… it would be good if that was reality… ehe, ehehe…” (Fuuko)

Ah… that’s bad… her consciousness was going on a trip.

I suddenly became tired. Haah, I sighed.

And then, there was another cracking sound from the crystal ball behind us and more light appeared.

Did Shuri-chan finish…? Or…

… Well, even if that was the result, it was just a game so it didn’t matter.

Shuri’s love wasn’t so fragile that it would shake from something like this.

That’s right! I will comfort my best friend!

I turned around thinking that.

“Shuri-chan…?” (Tamaki)

I had an uncomfortable feeling.

Shuri-chan’s pupils showed what she felt.

Her pupils were ominously clouded.

46 thoughts on “Suterareta Yuusha no Eiyuutan (3-25)

  1. Hmph! This fool, thinking she is in the same level as Madame Tamaki. How impudent! Prepare to taste the wrath of Madame Tamaki’s special move, [Daichi-sama’s Shield]!!!! ( and Wife 😛 )

        1. … I don’t have a favourite but at this point I expect Katsuragi to show up and be pissed about what’s happened. It would seem a little odd to me if he didn’t. Just seems to me like these trials aren’t necessarily accurate to what is as much as to what was. Also the idea of an author altering the female lead seems unlikely to me, could be the rare case though.

    1. Well said, Commander. Those scoundrels dare to have qualms about Madame Tamaki’s position. Foolish mortals, even the heaven forbid us from doing that.

    2. although she’s not clingly and maintains her relationship with Katsuragi realistically i find it that Tamaki is like Atlas from Tate no yuusha which is the reason why my opinion of her changed even though at the start i wanted her to taste despair

  2. Aw.. Poor shuri.. Was rooting for her.. (yeah, I kinda like Yanderes -_-)

    Btw, Thanks for the update!!..

  3. Thanks for the chapter. Wow I wonder if shuri is gonna start ragnarok next chapter and massacre the other girls. Then she will become no.1 again hahahha…..

  4. uwaah i totally got trick.i can easily imagine hayase confined and brainwash katsuragi. well haaah just normal end for hayase

  5. thanks for the chapter. However i hate what you did leaving us with the worst cliffhanger EVER. Keep up the work I’m very anxious to see what happened to shuri 🙂

  6. Thanks for the double chapters!
    So it looks like Shuri really isn’t the number one girl all along…

    1. I don’t think she did something unplesant to him, the clear condition was winning his love after all. Sex was obviously one of the things she did with him.

  7. sigh I never really liked the character shuri from the start she was initially one of the females students who had a crush on saejima. She lacks independency, drive and motivation and is sometimes reliant on other people. Her personality is just meh. I don’t think she loves daichi himself, probably just the superficial idea of it. BTW Tamaki #1

  8. It’s raining.

    No seriously there’s some motherfucking thunder and shit going on right now.

    Yup definatly not crying.
    Nope.

  9. Wait… how come Hayase doesn’t get the fighting trial? Will it be what’s next? or will it just not happen… also… I thought it wasn,t possible to get out of the trial until you succeed at it… Why were the rules changed for Shuri? I would’ve much prefered if she had to go through character development while inside the trial until she succeeds… it would’ve improved her character… And it would’ve make sense with the rules of the trial…

    1. Mine is Tamaki(awsome character) and Leadred(she’s a total bro) tied at 1, hayase(I always had a thing for the quite reading girl type) at 2, manamin at 3(she’s definitely gonna be one of the heroines, she loved him from back in there world. I think, if im reading the hints right), and then shuri (yandere’s scare the crap out of me)

  10. >>私は誰よりも桂木君のことが好きならば、誰よりも始めにしなければならなかったことをやらなかったのだ。
    >>If I liked Katsuragi-kun more than anyone else, I would have done that before anyone else.
    First part is right, second part is more like: “I didn’t do what I should have done in the beginning before anyone else.”

    >>私はそんなことをしようと思っただろうか。会話だけで満足して、桂木君と仲良くなっていると勘違いしていた。
    >>Could I think of something like that? I was mistaken to think that getting on good terms by talking with Katsuragi-kun was enough.
    First part is more past tense. Second part is fine.

    >>そして、勝手に妄想が描きあげていく最悪の結末。彼の向ける笑顔の先には私じゃなくて――。
    >>Now, my delusions left like the worst ending. He was smiling at his destination and not me—
    I believe this is more along the lines of her delusions now drawing up the worst possible conclusion all on her own. The point he’s smiling at isn’t her but—

    Kinda wanna point out some things in 24 but trying to quickly do some checking before I sleep is never a good thing.
    I shouldn’t try doing a quick translation before sleep.

  11. Ehh I’ve liked Hayase more than Shuri, tbh. Shuri is definitely a yandere, but I think Hayase is more like deredere (although I do admit she can be a bit creepy, but it’s well within permissible bounds). Tamaki of course, as we all know, is she perfect wife, as she’s the most normal out of all of them (with enough common sense to make up for everybody’s lack thereof). She also seems to have the “purest” love towards Daichi. I also feel like Shuri’s going to end up betraying them or something after this.

    I think Leadred is too cool. She needs a lesson in love, Daichi-style. She seems like she could be a sort of onee-san type of character (which, as we all know, is the best type).

    Still waiting for Nanami to join up. It’s interesting to note that in both Shuri’s and Tamaki’s trials, she’s been the one to help them with Daichi. She also did go out of her way to save Daichi when Shuri was rampaging in her first attempt. And that “childhood friend” thing…please, I’d be quite impressed (and, admittedly, upset) with the author if after all these hints, Nanami DOESN’T end up joining Daichi.

    imo, right now:

    1) Tamaki
    2) Hayase
    3) Leadred
    4) Nanami
    5) Shuri

    1. Another thing I’d like to discuss is the heroine’s different forms of love for Daichi. It’s one of the biggest reasons why I like this story: every heroine isn’t just in love with Daichi, they have unique “forms” of love for him. I know, you’ll argue Shuri doesn’t really “love” Daichi, but when I say “love” I’m simply referring to the feelings they have towards him in general.

      Tamaki’s love, like I said before, is very pure. She wishes to protect him and stay beside him. Her love for Daichi is almost motherly, which might be one of the reasons why she’s such a likable character, and why she makes such good “wife material” so to speak.

      Leadred’s love for him (yes I’m stretching the meaning of the word here, but bear with me) I think is like that of a devoted retainer for her lord. She carries out his orders faithfully, and holds respect and loyalty towards him.

      Now I want to talk about Hayase and Shuri. Their forms of love are very similar, but also polar opposites. They’re both obviously obsessed with him, and I kind of think of their obsession to be sort of similar to an obsession a fan might have for an idol. Hayase’s obsession makes her want to give everything she has to Daichi, to throw herself upon him. Now, as Daichi seems to accept that, it seems to be all fine and dandy. Shuri’s obsession, on the other hand, causes her to want to take everything and monopolize everything about Daichi. I think that’s the most important difference, and why I like Hayase a lot more. Also, the fact that Hayase is at least self-aware regarding the strangeness of her obsession and the effect it has on her surroundings.

      What are your thoughts, guys?

  12. It seems that given a normal situation Nanami would have had the highest success. #NanaminNo.1

  13. Thanks for the double chapters. When you find out that your love isn’t really love eh? Not much to say to that.

  14. Ziru, how many available chapters are there now to be translated? I forgot at which chapter you said there were 30 left until we catch up.

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