Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? 276

Some things already seen… and some things never seen before!

276 – Granny, don’t overdo it!

Via the clone that is watching over Yamada-kun, I guess I should say “as expected”, but it has been confirmed that Yamada-kun is the new Hero. Yamada-kun confessed that himself to a teacher, so it seems certain.

Leaving the capture of the fort to Waldo-kun, I teleport to the Demon King’s place. At the very least, unless I discuss things with the Demon King then nothing can begin. On teleporting to the Demon King Army Headquarters where the Demon King is, the mood there had become excessively tense.

「You came at a good time. I have something to ask you.」

Kuro, who was together with the Demon King, took us to a deserted location. Balto stared at us as if wanting to ask us something, but in the end he let us pass without saying anything. I think that he’s probably already heard about Blow’s death via Telepathy.

「Was it necessary to throw that in?」
「”That”? What might that be? I won’t get it from ju-u-ust that.」

In response to the question posed to me, the Demon King forcibly interjects. Although Kuro turns his gaze towards the Demon King for a moment, he soon turns his stare back to me and opens his mouth.

「The Queen Taratekt.」
「Oh, that huge spider-san, huh. What an amazing coincidence, huh. Who’d expect it to suddenly teleport onto a battlefield, eh」
「Don’t play dumb.」
「Kuro-chan, scar-y-y-y. Shiro-chan, save me-e-e!」

The Demon King replies to the question asked to me, and Kuro continues to stare at me without glancing at that Demon King. Within that strange mood, I keep my silence. I have no intention of informing Kuro about the current situation.

「Shiro-chan, your onee-san wishes that you would at least give a response you know.」
「Don’t change the subject.」

Perhaps sensing that I have no intention of replying to anything, Kuro turns to face the Demon King. Then the Demon King and Kuro begin an exchange. The Demon King shouldn’t be aware of the reason why the Queen Taratekt committed that atrocity either, but it seems that she has no intention of complaining about it. Far from it, within all the words, gloomy thoughts appear and disappear with regards to the humans and demons. After having endured for such a long time, maybe she thinks that it’s fine to kill a somewhat larger amount. Well, regardless of the Demon King’s true feelings, if she’s going to cover for me, then I have nothing to say.

「I guess you won’t understand unless I put it in words, huh? Say, between bottomless kindness, and bottomless stupidity, don’t you think there’s a paper-thin difference?」
「I don’t think so.」

After observing the exchange between the Demon King and Kuro for a while, the Demon King says something incredible. From her way of speaking it’s almost as if she might know about the current situation. And also, that she might be criticising the Goddess’s actions. Kuro might have denied the Demon King’s words immediately, but for the Demon King to say such a thing in the first place, and just how odd that is for her, is surely something that he understands, right?

「Oh, really. However, perhaps you should keep the following in mind? Those who are saved with kindness alone, don’t amount to much.」
「I was saved by that kindness. Also, doesn’t that mean you’re also denying ourselves?」
「I guess so. Which is exactly the reason why you and I are at odds with each other.」
「You have no intention of withdrawing, then?」
「……Very well. I will associate with you for a little longer.」
「Just what I’d expect of Kuro-chan! You’re so-o reasonable!」
「However, if the time comes when I cannot agree at all, then I will show no mercy.」
「Gotcha. I pray that such a time won’t ever happen.」

As soon as the conversation is over, Kuro leaves in a bad mood. Once the Demon King has seen him off, she heaves a big sigh of exhaustion.

「Sheesh. I thought I was gonna be killed.」

Although the Demon King is undoubtedly the strongest existence within this world, she’s no match for Kuro who is a god outside of the laws of this world. Even though she was vigorously arguing with him, it seems that she was quite tense inside.

「Demon King.」
「It’s okay. Don’t say it.」

When I tried to explain about the situation, I was restrained by the Demon King.

「Or rather, I don’t want you to say it, I guess. Because it feels like my determination will falter.」

Saying so, the Demon King turns her back towards me. With my eyes, even if her back is to me I can still tell her expression. The Demon King still has the same frivolous smile as ever. However, beneath the surface, I can tell that she’s almost about to cry.

The Demon King had known. The reason why I had taken unexpected actions. That what those actions imply. That what she is trying to achieve, was rejected by none other than the person she was trying to save.

Even though she had known, she was scared of hearing me speak the truth. That if she actually did hear it, that then she would want to stop. And also, that if she had actually stopped, then the Demon King would probably no longer have anywhere to go to. I think it’s because the Demon King understood that, that she refused to hear it.

However, putting it the other way around, it also means that she still has no intention of stopping. That even if the Goddess rejects it, she still intends to proceed.

She’s so strong. The Demon King is strong. Putting aside things like being a god, or status values, and so on, she is the strongest person I know. Dazzlingly strong. I envy that strength. Because there is nobody with more pride than the Demon King.

In my case, I don’t yet have a belief that I can be puffed up with pride over. I have no pride. That might be the exact reason why I seriously want to help this proud Demon King.

With the Demon King still facing away from me, I embrace her closely.

「It’ll be okay.」

Though I have never before done anything like comforting a person who is feeling down, I thought that now’s the time that I should do this.

「I’ll be with you.」

While there is the agreement with D as well, on top of that, with my own personal feelings, I intend to watch over the Demon King until her last moments. That’s why, until that time comes I will always support the Demon King.

「If it’s like this, then you can’t tell which one of us is the onee-san you know.」

The Demon King says that jokingly. Since the Demon King has the appearance of a young girl after all. Seen from the side I would certainly be the onee-san instead. In actual age the Demon King is far greater though.

「Rather than onee-san, it’s more like obaa-san though.」

Because I was born as a child to Mother, and it was the Demon King who gave birth to that Mother, it’s correct to say that we have the relationship of grandmother and grandchild. So, arguing over who’s the onee-san is wrong either way.

「Ahaha. That’s a fair point.」

Granny smiles.

「Thank you.」

And so, granny thanked me. It’s the least I could do. I’m a granny’s girl after all.

The full conversation between the Demon King and Kuro can be seen in “Human-Demon Great War Secret”.

Shiro’s personal “strength of heart” power ratings:
Demon King > sensei > the Goddess = the pope > oni-kun >>>> The unsurpassable wall >>> vampire girl > loser (Kuro)

This is ultimately Shiro’s personal opinion, so other opinions are just as valid.


Translation notes:

In the original Japanese the title uses the internet lingo of “BBA” to refer to grandmother (ie Ariel) but that really doesn’t meaningfully translate at all. So within the text I’ve translated it as “granny” and most of the time that “obaa-san” (normal word for granny) is used in the original I’ve left it as obaa-san.

On a related note, Ariel has a tendency to playfully refer to herself as “onee-san” when talking to Shiro, as seen here. It does slightly add to the sense of Ariel both being playful and either slightly teasing Shiro or acting like a despairing elder sibling over the actions/attitude of a younger one, or alternatively, acting like a somewhat ditzy elder sister.

When Ariel refers to the Queen Taratekt as “spider-san” I had thought about leaving it as “kumo-san” but since Shiro used to be referred to that way before she got named, I felt it was better to do it this way. On a side note, while Shiro was a special case, it’s not normal to refer to animals (or monsters) with -san, though it’s something that children often do.

As the author notes at the end, some of the conversation between Kuro and Ariel here has already been seen in the chapter Human-Demon Great War Secret, previously translated by Turb0.

When Shiro calls herself a “granny’s girl” at the end, this is in the same sense of someone being a “daddy’s girl” for example.

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Meatbun Delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)


Nuuu!! That sudden curve ball! ..and here i was thinking of yuri shipping them..


It’s really nice to see Shiro actually displaying how she feels about someone for once. Shiro really, really cares about her Grandma.


That unsurpassable wall between oni-kun and vampire girl! Work hard vampire girl!

Oh, thanks for the chapter =D


Work hard alone isn’t enough, since the wall called “Unsurpassable” XD


I’m pretty sure that the “>>>>” also contains other people too, like Balto. So it is really “oni-kun”>someone>someone>someone>a whole lot of other people> unsurpassable wall> “vampire girl”> Kuro. No idea what “heart power” is, but Shiro really has a rather dim view of Sophia doesn’t she?

“heart power” = mental fortitude, strength of determination, etc… Sophia is very weak in this area, allowing her emotions and instincts to pull and push her around. She spends a great deal of her time confused about things and has no idea what she should really be doing long term. She has no goal and drive, is just going along with whatever happens and is normally surprised by anything unusual. Her main goal seems to be a king of tsudere desire for Shiro to notice her and give her attention, she has the mental fortitude of a 3-4 year old,… Read more »
Sir Daniel Fortesque

At first I thought that the yuri was strong in this chapter. And I really liked it.
Then I realized it wasn’t yuri, just lain old family love. And thus I liked the chapter even more.


Thanks for the chapter! Though its only Shiro’s personal opinion, I’m really surprised the goddess is held in such a high regard. I mean especially after what she just pulled. That was a sweet ending, I kind of wish Shiro projected that moment to Sariel and guilt trip her over what she’s done to her little granny.


The only thing shiro recognizes is pride. Everything from sariel to Sophia. Sophia has no pride so she is low in our spiders book


nai wa~

Shiro thinks so highly of the goddess o.o? i thought she considered her a fool.

and Shiro!!! how could you think so little of your god-daughter Sophia?


She considers her a fool, but a fool that doggedly sticks to her principles regardless of the cost or consequences.


its willpower duh it’s not her feelings for said individual


She thinks high of goddess’s stubbornness, true 🙂

Villager A

I ship them


who is “The unsurpassable wall”?

Thousand Skeleton

Thanks for the chapter. Wasn’t expecting such a touching moment.


Thanks for the chapter! It’s great to see Shiro finally open up to someone. I hope Shiro call’s Ariel granny from now on. I’m surprised that Shiro personally ranks Sophia that low, it’s amazing how tsundere she is.


I really don’t think it’s a feelings meter, as others have pointed out. If it were, it would make ZERO sense for the Goddess to be ranked so high, since Shiro freaking HATES her.

It’s probably a determination/willpower/mental fortitude/”heart” meter, and Shiro probably doesn’t think she has much willpower/mental fortitude at all (cause of all the orgies and stuff she had at the school before, etc.).

As others have said, she most likely “Hates the Goddess but has to respect her tenacity.”, heh.


I think shiro gonna end up failed. she will fuse her own soul to try to control the goddesses somewhat but still end up failing. And she is gonna known for her villainous deed.


Heart power is a ranking of their resolve


What is “heart power” rating?


Ariel became a granny…
Thank you for the chapter!


What is “heart power” rating? Is heart power the strength of her feelings on that person/thing (good or bad). For example, sensei and Demon king are her favorites, while Goddess 3rd because she dislikes her so very much.


most likely power of will + resolve


This was very emotional and I felt so depressed after reading this. I can only hate the Goddess. I don’t care how she’s trying to justify herself or how her ideals are similar to Yamada-kun, with the same stupid kindness, I still hate her for starting all of it


I’m almost crying, again Shiraori such a good girl.


A good spider you mean~ Because Demon King is the oldest spider in the world, you know~ Shiraori doesnt like humans or demons as much.


Except for certain individuals such as Blow. At least she doesn’t seem to hate him in the end.


Blow was a interesting at most.
Male tsundere and his “fight” against demon lord.

She likes Balto though 🙂
Old, hard working, and totally cool


Poor Sophia, guess all Shiro sees in her is a source of food


Of course, who doesn’t love unlimited food supply that can regrow?


That’s what happens when you compared her of great kids (Remnants of the Nightmare) to her adopted Sophia.


Sophia just battle strong, mentally she’s almost unstable


Thank for the update


Wow it’s back. This is glorious day indeed. Cheers!

Shouldn’t Sophia be much higher on that relationship chart? ^^; is this okay, Shiro? You’ll make her cry u know T^T

I thought The unsurpassable wall meant D, but it seems that’s not the case. No love for “evil god” apparently. Lol

Reaper Phoenix

Thanks 4 the chapter!

Grandma? But she wants to be called Maou Soujo.


Demon King > sensei > the Goddess = the pope > oni-kun >>>> The unsurpassable wall >>> vampire girl > loser (Kuro)

I ship Oni x Shiro!
Nothing can stop me!


Thank you for the chapter!!!
Uwaaaa Shiro is so cute~~~ (´,,•ω•,,)♡


Maaaan i still rmb how people were speculating that Kumo was the demon lord when the arc of Human-Demon War happened. All has been revealed huh.


thanks for the chapter~
I wanna see so bad…


I’m reading this why humming God knows from Haruhi and it somehow fit perfectly.


I was reading this while humming God Knows from Haruhi and somehow it fit perfectly.


Thanks for the chapter,
Shiro, such a good girl!!


「……Very well. I will associate with your for a little longer.」 Should be 「……Very well. I will associate with YOU for a little longer.」i think


thanks for the chapter



Tissue tissue,I need ton of it


Me : “Hug her ! HUG HER DAMMIT”
Shiro : *hugs*
Me : *dies from aww overdose*


(The unsurpassable wall >>> vampire girl > loser (Kuro)) ouch the wall beats these 2 lol


Thanks for the chapter.

Kuro = useless, no determination or drive to change things. Accurate considering he has been sitting on the fence unwilling to do anything for centuries.

Suhail Dorgham

Hello! I finally caught up after 2 weeks of reading from the beginning! Yay!


Aww Shiro and Ariel are so cute together, the Shiro+Ariel moments are always great 😀
Also its so sad what Ariel has to go through because of that goddess.

Thanks for the chapter!


I know they are in the midst of war but this chapter right now was verry healing, seeing Shiro and Ariel interact like that.


Here it guest something deep.

Never thought that Shiro-chan really care Ariel determination.

*no… it just a bit dust in my eyes… it’s really itchy… you know


Loli granny, we have all the troupes here 😀


It is painful but it feels that is one of those death flags that say “everything will fall apart and everything they did will be for nothing” which is really sad,since Ariel is my favorite character in the novel ;-;