I Said Make My Abilities Average! 12

Hip Hip Hurray for another chapter of average abilities.

Finally the weekend has come around. It has been long days of fruitful unpaid labor, but now the sweet nectar of laziness can once again be tasted.

I hope you guys enjoy these very special days of the week as much as I do. But I hope you enjoy this chapter even more!

 

 

12 The Blazing Man 1

 

One year and two months had passed since the entrance ceremony.

Without anything worth noting occurring Adel enjoyed her average school life. The majority of her classmates kept their position in class A with only a few trading places with students from other classes.

 

Since her birthday was near the beginning of the school year, Adel had already reached the age of twelve.

The fruits of her part time labour throughout the last year had amounted to 144 silver coins. Half of that had entered her Item box as savings. This much wouldn’t have accumulated if Marcella hadn’t gifted her many sets of underwear. Pumpkin pants are quite expensive.

The underwear Marcella had given her a year ago had also included a bra, but sadly that didn’t have an opportunity to shine yet, resting in her Item box along her dirtied clothes and the silver coins.

No! They had grown a little bit! A tiny little bit…

 

In the theoretical classes, she was at the top of her class. She covered for her lack of technique with power and agility, consolidating her position as a powerhouse in martial arts class. Her rating in practical magic classes was that she was on an average level for a magician. The small and feeble fireball she had wordlessly conjured at the entrance ceremony was thought to be the result of focusing all of her prior training on only that spell.

That was the general opinion on Adel’s academic abilities.

 

On the other hand, spring had come for Marcella after she awakened her magic powers as her stock on the marriage market soared upwards. Her family had sent her several letters along the lines of “Don’t be hasty!” or “Don’t you go socialize with some poor noble’s son!” after they had heard that she was capable of combat magic. But there was no engagement in sight since they wanted to marry her off as high as possible in the social ladder while Marcella refused to tie the knot with a man she didn’t like.

 

「And all of this is entirely thanks to you. I wouldn’t have dreamed that one day I would have the right to decide on my fiancée.」

「It was nothing great, rather I need to be grateful that you took on the brunt of the boys’ attacks.」

Marcella and Adel smiled happily at each other.

 

Apparently, Monika had also received an abundance of offers from young skilled merchants striving for independence or the sons of her family’s trading partners.

But she evaded an engagement by saying “The world of a merchant is filled with ups and downs, what reason is there to make a promise five years in the future if the other party falls to ruin until then?”. As expected of a merchant’s daughter.

 

Since Orianna got into the school on a scholarship and her magic was only on the level of making her daily life easier, her future was already limited to either civil service or a teaching position.

Even so, Orianna was happy that she could use magic at all. She would never have to worry about drinking water for the rest of her life, even if she were to be stranded somewhere. Adel had also taught the “magic to easily cool down water”. A useful spell.

Although there already existed cooling spells, Adel’s version just was more efficient, to a degree where even someone with Orianna’s weak talent for magic could use it to cool drinks or preserve fish and meat.

 

「Hey, you better have remembered it!」

「Ah, yes, 」

Kelvin had approached Adel’s group before suddenly calling her out. After hearing her reply, he trotted off with grumpy look on his face.

 

「Still, when will that person learn…」

「Ahaha, well…」

Adel could only return a bitter smile in response to Marcella’s words.

 

Since that duel after the entrance ceremony, Kelvin had challenged Adel to a duel once a month. It didn’t turn into a problem since he asked their instructor Burgess to conduct their fights as training spars during the martial arts class. To Adel, this setup was quite agonizing.

She knew that he put in a lot of effort and partly understood his feelings, but she didn’t like the enmity directed at her he held in his eyes or the speechless expression on his face after his loss. Since he was a classmate, Adel chose to keep him company even though it pained her.

 

He seemed to approach others beside her normally and seemed to be a quite okay guy, so why did he have to be this way to her?

This train of thought gradually enlarged an unpleasant emotion inside her.

 

『Absolutely don’t throw the fight this time, you understand! If you do it again, Kelvin might snap for real.

Seriously, you should think a bit more about a man’s pride…』

Since Burgess had given her private lessons on the “delicateness of men”, she couldn’t even lose intentionally anymore.

Seeing that expression on Kelvin’s face every time was hard on her.

Yet that “lesson on the thing known as man” was something really valuable for Adel. Extremely valuable, indeed.

 

The time of the martial arts class had come.

As always, at the very beginning their duel commenced, and as always Adel emerged victorious.

Kelvin’s skill with a blade trumped hers by miles, yet that skill was useless when confronted with the absolute gap in power and speed.

Of course Adel didn’t pull out superhuman levels of strength, but there was no way for a 11~12 year old boy, no matter how gifted, to beat her when she released her “normal mode”. As long as she didn’t lose on purpose that is.

That path had been closed by Burgess and Adel’s realization of her poor acting ability.

 

When Kelvin glared at her like usual, she got pissed off. The same glare as always.

(What did I do to deserve being glared at like this? Did I do something bad?)

Despite having endured it dozens of times, this time the usual glare, the usual expression, caused anger to bubble up inside of her. Almost as if a dam holding back the accumulated feelings had burst.

 

「I won’t agree to another duel. This will be the last time!」

「Eh…」

 

For a moment Kelvin gaped like a fish as he worked on understanding her words before he started shouting at her.

 

「W-What are you saying! Until I win against you…」

「That’s just the selfish delusion you made yourself believe. Why should I care about that?」

Adel cut off Kelvins reply, following up her earlier words.

 

「First of all, can you be satisfied and tell yourself “I did it, I’m stronger than her” after luckily winning one fight? Can you really call yourself “stronger” when you quit after 12 losses and only 1 win? Are you retarded?」

「Wha…」

 

「And even if you managed to beat me, a girl who doesn’t even aim at being something like a knight, where would that leave you?

What would you tell them at the knight examination? “I dedicated the entire three years of my school life to beating a girl that works at a bakery. That girl is now learning how to be a good housewife and mother.”」

 

Pfft!

 

A few of their classmates couldn’t stop the air escaping their lungs. Their instructor, Burgess, tried to suppress it as if his life depended on it. As a teacher who looked after his students, he couldn’t allow himself to laugh right now.

 

「Not to mention that I’m a magician type, meaning swords aren’t exactly my strong point. Will you really say something like this in your examination? “I challenged an unskilled mage to a swordfight and could finally achieve victory on the 15th try!”」

 

Buha! HAHAHAHA!

 

At last, even Burgess was brought to his knees.

 

「W-What…」

「That’s what you are saying! You never challenged me in my strong suit, the magic lessons, only coming at me during the martial arts class where you have an advantage. Are you happy about beating a magician in a brawl.」

 

「I…」

「I?」

「I, I, I’m… Uaaaaa~~!」

 

Kelvin ran away.

 

「Adel, you…」

Burgess looked troubled.

 

「There are things in the world that shouldn’t be said out loud, even if they are true…

Are you ready for a little talk?」

 

As a result of this duel, the remaining time was used for a joint lesson by Burgess and her classmates on the topic of “taking care of a boy’s heart”.

 

「…I’m the bad guy?」

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Ahh~~

I wonder how Adel’s voice sounds. When she thrashed Kelvin and said “Baka janaino/ Are you retared?” I unconsciously read that with Thosaka Rin’s voice… I also felt my inner M come out at that. And who could blame me!? Who!?

Adel is love, Adel is life!

Slaving away in the cave of tritium wonder, healing myself by translating stuff.
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Dark Jackel
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Hey, Baker is a legit OP class. Just read https://yoraikun.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/candy/ for details. 😉

jeg
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I’ve red this one too. Great work. Apparently, being a baker earns you a dragon king suitor. BTW, there was supposed to be a sequel.

Insomnianoodles
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What do you mean?

Yoraikun
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There is a sequel called ‘It’s Because you Gave me Delicious Candy!!’ but it hasn’t been translated yet.

Starltyz
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But when will it be I wonder?

Chat
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Damn, looks nice. 😀 Thanks for teh link. o7

Chat
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Damn, looks nice. 😀 Thanks for teh link. o7

xanon
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Thanks for the link. That was pretty good.

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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I dont like getting hungry when I read… so no, I dont read cooking novels.

Nyamsus
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From pieces to…fine pieces

Anon
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Moe is life.

lygarx
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Tohsaka Rin’s Thigh High black Socks

Wentley
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This is such a refreshing read. She’s super cute, and so, so, so OP.

Degs
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You know what, if he can’t take the truth, he’ll end up a shitty precocious can never be wrong knight. Better to grow a thicker skin now =.=
A boys delicate heart my ass #nosympathy #welcometotherealworld
I never use hashtags but Jesus, them blaming her irritates me to no end

Elhessan
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I know your feeling but i think nobody blamed her though. The teacher, Burgess, was laughing out loud. But just as he said, even Adel’s words were true, something just don’t need to be said out loud. As i read so far, Adel never complained to Burgess before about not wanting to duel anymore, then suddenly poured cold water to the boy, it must leave quite a shock to him (the boy). So yea, her words were true, but the way isn’t quite right.

Degs
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Obviously it did need to be said though, since he constantly repeated the behavior. She refrained over and over but probably gave plentynof non verbal cues that this was not a useful/ enjoyable experience for her but it was ignored by everyone, including the teacher because they found it entertaining (why else would they all be watching? )
She had to say it, because otherwise it would never gave ended and the resentment would build up more.
Better to face reality early than do it you’ve become committed to an idea and will defend it to idiotic heights

jeg
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Seriously, her words were what an average person would say. She never said anything offensive, just the truth and nothing but the truth. Yes, people, none of what she said were offensive. She never said anything like “you are weak” or “you are talentless” to the boy. Every thing that she said could be summed up in “what would you achieve by claiming victory over me?”. Now, who’s fault is it? Obviously the teacher. It’s his job to guide the students and yet he just sits there watching boy bite the dust. Worst, when somebody took the responsibility to slap… Read more »
Elhessan
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True, she didn’t use any offensive language nor her words are that offensive. But consider the condition, place, and time, it wasn’t right. It was more like public humiliation to the young boy, and also the way she saying it, it was more like a child throwing tantrum. If she had complained earlier, the teacher would probably had words to the boy first, so that the matter can be resolved rather peacefully and without humiliating the boy in public. If the boy is still persistent, then i won’t blame her for throwing tantrum like that, but still, after that I’d… Read more »
Aevita
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That boy challenged her like for a whole year and a half. I would said that’s more than persistent.

Elhessan
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Yea, but as i said, Adel never came to the teacher and said she had enough of the boy’s whining. By humiliating him like that in public, the damage he received isn’t just for that occasion only, but he will be a laughing stock or target for gossip for a while. Thus, even Adel was right, her way and time and place when saying that wasn’t quite right.

Aevita
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More like she wasn’t even know about all those touchy stuff so yeah… Many chapters was pointing out that she is an inconsiderate person(?) or a person that doesn’t know how to restrain her mouth.

jeg
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If your a teacher yourself, then you should know that what Adel did was the right thing. And she doesn’t have to consult with the teacher to what was happening. He has been a witness at what has been happening, and from what I can see, he’s assessment of the situation was extremely poor by letting things go on as they were, for more than a year. And as I’ve said, what Adel did was just simply telling the truth, it wasn’t public humiliation or anything else. If anybody embarrassed someone, it would be Kelvin himself. In other words, he… Read more »
Owl
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Dude, he’s 10. They’re all 10 years old, the timeskip just means that they are 11. Or 11.5.

How many kids can think that far ahead when they are 11?

Owl
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Different cultural norms I would guess. The “West” would treat such talk as normal or even conversational trash talk, but if the culture was very striated like Japan was in the past, “public humiliation” would be a fairly serious thing. And if I was really, really suspicious… I don’t think he really “hates” her! “Notice me Sempai!!!” lol It might even be said that the instructor might not be “teaching her manners” but instead keeping her annoyance in check so that the poor kid doesn’t ruin any chance he has with her in the future! Or at least learn to… Read more »
RoflCat
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Not sure if it counts, but there’s this video of her promoting the novel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEwWZhPNqHc

There’s a few spoilers you can pick up in the video itself though :v

Kelvis’s stauts: Soul CRUSHED.

Spoiler? “Do you even blaze, bro”

KuRuuRuu
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Thanks for the chapter!!!
Bwahahaha!!! I can’t stop laughing during adel’s continuous mental attack~
Poor Kelvin 😂
You’d better find another type of challenge to win against Adel~
(Or maybe win her hearts? *winkwink*)

Owl
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“Notice me Sempai!!!” 🙂
“Get lost I don’t want to see you again!”
*Wahhh!!!*
Instructor: “Yare, yare…. Adel, let him down easier will you, you heartbreaker…” 🙂

MomieIxai
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Hahaha the power of Verbal Attacks…. ALL HAIL ADEL!!!

Elhessan
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For a girl who possess average ability from god, her knowledge about a boy’s heart is below average. Hahaha.. But it was really hilarious.. 😂 man, i can’t stop laughing….

Aevita
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I would said that her knowledge about boy was average…Remember…Average for alllllll races…Including some barbaric and battle-hungry race.

jeg
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She was given average abilities, not knowledge. She maybe an exceptional person in her previous life, but you cant expect her to know the opposite sex considering that she died young. Heck, she’s even new at making friends with girls.

kirindas
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Thanks for the new chapter!

madpinger
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tx for the chapter ~~

Kvetha
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Thank you very much for the chapter!

Anonymous
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thanks!

Kensei Seraph
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Thanks for the chapter.

dbm
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I don’t really hear Adel as sounding tsundere like Tohsaka RIn. More like Aki Toyosaki as Yoshino from Minami-ke casually demolishing Makoto.

dbm
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Oh, and thanks for picking this up!

Brasca123
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Thanks for the chapter!

I really loved the way Adel handled this, she is just so sincere!

I do pity Kelvin though…

Expertus
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Oh god Adel. You never fail to amuse me.

SubZole
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Adel is so savage XD poor boy 😀

Thanks for the chapter!

xanon
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Thanks for the chapter!

Wooly Marmot
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So. A _second_ wild tsundere has appeared. Must mean they’re made for each other.

Asura
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“taking care of a boy’s heart” …. god what is it next time ?

Aztech gold
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” Taking care of men” if that is the next time..

jeg
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If Kelvin can’t move on, he’ll never be a man.

Goodx4
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Thanks for the Chapter!!!

Raufgar
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Thanks for the chapter~!

A man’s heart? As if something like that is limited to men… still, she did shoot him down good 😉

Aztech gold
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Thank you for your hardwork and average tsundere..

xenocross
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The appropriate title should be “the burnt man”
Because the guy got burnt messing with Adelle

Aevita
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Apply cold water to burnt area.

Melisaartemis
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That was awesome 8’D I can’t stop laughing at Adel’s lecture. You go girl XDDD

superdbgtfan
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I read it in kirino’s voice

LoliStalker
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” “Baka janaino/ Are you retared?” I unconsciously read that with Thosaka Rin’s voice”
LOL I totally feel you,Tohsaka Rin is just AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW
Tsun tsun then dere dere,her expression when she is mad and blushing is priceless
number 2 on my list from Fate,1st is my love Illya and 3rd is saber

blackhawkrider
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…….wow……although I can understand where she is going at this……..that only applies to “NORMAL” girls……….that doesn’t apply to “ABSOLUTELY AVERAGE AMONG ALL BEINGS” girl………

jeg
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Fact is, Kelvin is starting to develop an obsession on beating her. No matter what angle one looks at it, beating a fresh teenage girl in physical combat is a mediocre goal.

Owl
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Think they’re at the age before physical abilities diverge for male and females. They were what? 11? How different are girl’s and guy’s physical abilities at that stage?

K
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Thanks for the update

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

She should take him to some private spot and told him off there. Then again he might turn masochist.

libraryrocker
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I laughed so much. Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

Adelle, Destroyer of Men’s Pride, strikes again!!!!!

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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Nice chapter… thank you.

kouk2002
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I think she was right to say it. No need to always tip toe around peoples feelings while bottling up her own. So what if he has a crush on her, it doesn’t give him the right to be a dick without her ever voicing her side of it.

Besides this ain’t some shoujo manga, I can’t really picture Adel being if after he finally beat her, he turns around and says ‘I love you please marry me!’ or something. I honestly expect her answer would be more brutal than what she just said.

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

Thanks

kawaiiloverq
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Why do I feel as if Adel has awakened some dark psychological aspect in some of the adolescent boys.

Seinvolf
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Thank u always for ur great work…
^^…

— No! They had grown a little bit! A tiny little bit… —
Adel! Fighttoo!!
XD…

And she finally snapped…
XD…

Eva
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ahahaha 😀 Adel a bad girl IoI , he make that boy cry ahahaha 😀

thx for the chapter ^^

Bellakitten
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Yup yup, indeed hip hip hooray fur dis new chappy~ :3

Anna Tong
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ooh rin chan voice!
as always thank you for the amazing chapter :3

sup
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lol normal mode saitama xddd

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