Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Oni 15

Nai wa! Kumo is back!

See my earlier announcement if you haven’t already. Currently, there is one more raw chapter to translate, which I’ll start tomorrow.

Oni 15 – Non-human


Author’s comment:

Summary up to the previous chapter –

Vampire – Ate what was offered to her ?
Oni – What are you doing? Are you an idiot who wants to die? ?
Spider – Nothing to do with me ?


We glare at each other. The anger simmering in my chest boils up, and I somehow manage to contain it in desperation. If my anger explodes here, then it’s obvious that I will lose control of myself to Wrath again. That’s why, even while glaring at Sophia-san, I fully utilised my powers of reason and attempted to suppress the anger burning within me.

To me, what Sophia-san has done is not something that I can forgive. Charm magic, brainwashing and forced slavery. Those are the ones I detest the most. Then after calmly doing all that, Sophia-san used the excuse “because I’m a vampire” and became defiant – I will never be able to forgive that.

Coincident with that, in the back of my mind I realise that the point of the conversation has shifted. To begin with, this all started from when Sophia-san turned the demon called Waldo-san into a vampire. Furthermore, before that he was related to the charm magic that Sophia-san had spread everywhere, but let’s not go there. In that case, what’s important right now, is what Waldo-san thinks about having become a vampire I guess.

「Waldo-san.」
「Y, yes?」

When I call out to him, Waldo-san responds in a shrill voice. From his point of view both Sophia-san and I are pretty much monsters. With the likes of us two glaring at each other in this closed space, it certainly would have become a very uneasy place to be in. It’s not surprising that he couldn’t conceal the tension in his voice.

「Waldo-san, what do you think about having become a vampire?」

To my inquiry, Waldo-san ponders for a moment.

「I think of it as an honour.」

In that moment, he was probably thinking what the best answer could be. So that he could convey in a short phrase that he himself wanted to become a vampire, and had decided that even after hearing about the charm magic. In that case, there’s nothing more for me to say regarding Waldo-san. However, the other matter is different.

「Waldo-san is saying that. That he himself wished for it, so because of that I have no intention to say anything more. However, Felmina-san deserves an apology. Her life has been ruined because of Sophia-san. No matter how you look at it, that’s your fault. Regardless of stuff about vampires etc.」

Without averting my eyes from Sophia-san, I declare that. In this brief period I’ve fully grasped just how big Sophia-san’s obsession about being a vampire is. However, that and this are different matters. Whether you’re a vampire or whatever, there’s no way that absolves the guilt of having ruined someone’s life. On top of that, because she’s completely forgotten about it, it cannot be settled.

Sophia-san doesn’t move while glaring at me. However, her eyes are swimming a bit. I guess even she senses that she’s at a disadvantage. Her attitude is like that of a scolded child desperately looking for a way to escape.
 
Suddenly, something feels out of place. Sophia-san and I are both reincarnators. Combining this and our previous existence it adds up to quite a lot of age. Yet despite that, going by how she behaves her mind seems quite childish. I wonder what that is about?

「Sophia.」

My pondering is interrupted by Shiro-san’s voice. It’s a quiet voice, but has a strength of presence that cannot be ignored. On hearing that voice, Sophia-san gains a small gleam in her eyes. Is she expecting assistance perhaps?

「Apologise to Felmina-chan.」

However, the words that Shiro-san speaks, are not what Sophia-san was expecting. For an instant Sophia-san has a vacant expression of surprise on her face, and after that her face turns red in a flash. She throws a glare at Felmina-san and,

「Don’t get cocky because you were called with -chan!」

Saying that she runs off. For your sharp parting remark, that’s what you went with? It seems it’s not just me who is dumbfounded, as there’s a strange and unspeakable atmosphere pervading the room.

With that atmosphere, the first one to move was Waldo-san. Imploring the faces of the other three people, his glancing eyes turn towards the door that Sophia-san left through. Seeing Waldo-san like that, Felmina-san makes an imploring expression at Shiro-san. In response to that, Shiro-san silently nods her assent. Having received that, Felmina-san accompanies Waldo-san and leaves.

Remaining are just me and Shiro-san. I look at Shiro-san’s face. It’s as expressionless as ever. However, she seems somewhat displeased.

「Do you have some spare time?」

I call out to Shiro-san to forestall her as she appears about to get up. I originally came here because I had some business with Shiro-san. I just got dragged into Sophia-san’s mess. As for when I questioned her and the others, properly speaking I had no right to pry into that as an outsider.

「Why is Sophia-san like that?」

Yet despite that, that’s the question that I raise. Even though I have important matters that I must discuss. Because we’ve had a death battle in the past, perhaps I’ve developed some strange sentiment?

To my query, Shiro-san doesn’t reply for a while. I got used to it during the question and answer session in the other dimension, but a conversation with Shiro-san requires patience. Since she’s not standing up, I think she intends to reply. I think that if she didn’t intend to reply then she probably would have left without saying anything.
 
「Because she’s not human.」

The reply she gave after a lengthy pause, was a bit too plain for me to be able to understand. Because she’s not human, well, saying that, I’m not human either. However, even though we’re both non-human, I still don’t understand Sophia-san.

「A human cannot understand a spider’s feelings. A spider cannot understand a frog’s feelings.」

It seems my doubt showed on my face. At Shiro-san’s words, I understand somewhat. Even if we’re both non-humans, I am an oni while Sophia-san is a vampire. Though human-shaped non-humans may be grouped together, there is still a clear difference. Because of that, misunderstandings will occur, is what Shiro-san is probably saying.

Certainly, I don’t know anything about vampires. Neither the reason why Sophia-san obsesses about being a vampire, or how they live. Though she is clearly at fault, she was still so opposed to apologising, so perhaps there is something that a vampire is unable to conceed. Though even if I think that, I still cannot forgive her after all.

Though saying that, blaming her one-sidedly might be barking up the wrong tree. Maybe I need to know a little about vampires.

When I gather my thoughts and raise my head, Shiro-san is eating something. If I’m not mistaken, then that appears to be the leg of a huge frog. Shiro-san is expressionlessly stuffing that into her mouth and eating it. Ah, it certainly seems that my understanding of non-humans is lacking. I have realised that just from seeing this scene. Furthermore, not being in the mood to ask any further questions, and having not confirmed anything about what I had originally wanted to ask, I ended up leaving in dejection.


 

Translation notes:

Sophia’s summary of “Ate what was offered to her” implies something other than food. It’s probably a reference to the phrase “据え膳食わぬは男の恥” which is normally translated as “It’s a poor sort of man who runs away when a woman offers herself to him”, except inverted.

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Solpower
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Oh a new story.

D.O.G
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This comment is like a saitama quote: “Oh, a new story.” XD

Kumo
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Nai wa~

KuRuuRuu
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Nai wa

negatempest
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Nai Wa~

Seriously though. That was a hilariously messed up and well timed joke.

Kumoko
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Nai waa~

Anonymous
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I still don’t know what “nai wa” means

IamMe
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Direct translation would be something like “No waaay..”.

Anonymous
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Nai wa!

roshop
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Nai waa~

ModoTheGreat
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It’s Engrish (butchered English as the Japanese are known to use) for “No way”, but more importantly, it was Kumo’s catchphrase for most of the story.

Jackal
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I don’t think so. “Nai” = “no” in japanese. “wa”, in his circumstance, is a word that is used to end sentences, like “desu”. If used in the middle of the sentence it becomes a word similar to “is”. Thus I highly doubt it’s Engrish.

Someoneyoudontknow
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…Shiro-san never fail to amaze

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter,
Great to read about them again!

sapasssde
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vampire girl is jealous for not being called chan?
also thanks for the chapter

xacual
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It’s popped up a few times that she gets jealous of Shiro giving other people attention. She got intensely jealous/upset when Shiro gave Wrath clothes as an example.

She’s got a mother complex with Shiro taking the place of her mom.

ishira
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really? did she really jealous because Shiro gave clothes? Or upsed because Wrath getting dressed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)?

xacual
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It was obviously because of being given clothes. She was thinking that it was wrong that Shiro was giving clothes to someone other herself, Ariel or Mera.

Mesaphrom
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Considering most of her was traveling with Shiro who acted as her teacher and surrogate mother-ish and, most probably considering her comments on her previous life, only one she had apart from reincarnation mother is kinda understandable. And now Shiro acting like a mother a couple chapter ago a little more sense. Ariel you say? More like anoying little sister/pet that poison your food.

stelvis
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remember that have jealousy in his skill that change her mind^^

Sancturil
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Indeed, but I don’t think she has used it yet. She was stopped every time either by Shiro or by Kuro.

Nihilist-Kun
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is this real life?
is this fantasy?
caught in the landslide, no escape from reality

lesstea
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Open your eyes,
Look up to the sky, and see….
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JOHN CENAーー!!!

Just A Nobody
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HO GOD SHIRO OPENED HER EYES WTF FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP US ALL!!!

Lowlightt
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But Shiro is your god. Be happy that she has deemed you worth of gazing at y…. oh never mind it seems you were holding some food.

CrispyNoodle
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lol she be like,… “Leave me peasant! I’m eating frog leg! It’s better than chicken damn it!”

CountryMage
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I think she just got a craving for frogs after giving that analogy.

KuRuuRuu
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Shiro has been hungry for months and still get stalled by Wrath.. Poor Kumoko-sama… 🙁

kirindas
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Thanks for the new chapter! It’s back!

Twi
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YAY!!! It’s back, I nearly skipped this when I saw this on novelupdates thinking it was another blastron update. I can’t believe it. Thank you for the translation!

goo21
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rasyid mystery
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^^Same here

Rowd
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Welcome back BABA!

Zeth
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Thank you very much

Anonymous
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Yey! A new chapter! Hopefully Oni eventually understands that Sophia gave into her instincts.

Anonymous
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thank you for coming back

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Wrath has a terrible experience being controlled by others. While for Sophia controlling others is is part of being a vampire.
Also.
From this scene I get the feeling that Wrath still doesn’t known that Shiro is a spider.

Anibal
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Of course, anyone know about kimono being an spider, they all think she is the cold beauty from they class XD

Mesaphrom
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Kimono? Surely you mean Evil Goddess Shiraori AKA Magical Kumoko-Chan. And yeah, the only one who knows is Ariel, Gyuri and I suposse Sophia and Mera since they saw her in arachne from.

SubZole
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I don’t think she told them (not even Gyury and Ariel) that she was a spider in her previous life too.

lesstea
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Eeh… I thought he wanted to ask an important question…?

Random Internet User (tm)
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Random Internet User (tm)

Thank you kindly for the chapter.

Envisioning Kumoko suddenly yanking a giant frog leg out of hammerspace then gnawing on it was hilarious.

K
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Thanks for the update

karina
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dont be fooled kumo just want escape conversation and pretending eats frogs leg to strengthen her earlier argument, since talking is no good.

Lowlightt
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Lets be honest, she was eating the frog leg because she mentioned the frog in her explanation and made herself hungry.

libraryrocker
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I laughed the most at the end. Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!! WOOHOO IT’S BACK!!!!!

KuRuuRuu
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Thanks for the chapter!!!
That author’s summary is so cutee XD

gianoria7
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Yay 😀
It’s back 😀
I’m so happy :’)

Sophia was definitly uspet because Shiro adressed someone as “chan” while she is just “Sophia”.
I wonder how she would react if Shiro told her that she considered her as her family.

Now that I think about it, she will definitly react like a tsundere while blushing like a maiden.

Thanks for the chapter 🙂

superdbgtfan
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A human cannot understand a spider’s feelings. A spider cannot understand a frog’s feelings. but a spider can understand a frog’s taste.

PotatoZero
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That’s.. profound…
*Gain enlightenment

GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

「Don’t get cocky because you were called with -chan!」

Fmvm
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So happy it’s continuing.
Thanks for the chapters.

haazhell
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thanks for the chapter

Ang
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Magical Girl Shiro Kumoko-chan is baaaaaaaaaackkkkkk!!!
oh God thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you…
and karinosuagata thank you!!

Anonymous
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<3

stelvis
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hahahahh 「A human cannot understand a spider’s feelings. A spider cannot understand a frog’s feelings.」

When I gather my thoughts and raise my head, Shiro-san is eating something. If I’m not mistaken, then that appears to be the leg of a huge frog. Shiro-san is expressionlessly stuffing that into her mouth and eating it. This lines make my day XD
ty for the chapter^^

SubZole
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Nai wa 😀
Finally new chapters 😀
Thanks for the translation 🙂

Metazoxan
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I’m surprised it’s just a frog leg considering she’s been waiting there hungry for a year.

Past One/Hikari to Kage
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Past One/Hikari to Kage

Thanks

Anonymous
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Wrath is like:
It seems my understanding is lacking…
*looks at Shiro eating a huge frog leg*
Yep I don’t understand non-humans….

Anonymous
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I’m so happy! X)

kane
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I’m so happy X)

Peridoritoblog
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she jelly :3 that’s why I like Sophia so much,she doesn’t realize that she loves Shiro~ (as a mother I suppose)

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