Kumo desu ga, Nani ka? Oni 19

Run for the hills!

Oni 19 – The end with nothing after

「Say goshujin-sama, once the troubles in this world have ended, what are you going to do?」

Sophia-san asked that before the conference with the Divine Word Religion began, at a time when we were in the waiting room, waiting for the other side to complete their preparations. Since we got here, Sophia-san appeared to be pondering about something. I bet that was about this question. Sophia-san is concerned about what happens after the end.

On being asked, Shiro-san’s usual expression never changed, and after a short pause she replied.

「Run away.」
「Eh?」

The voice of inexpressible doubt that Sophia-san’s raised, is I think something that spoke for what all of us here felt in our hearts. Run away? From who? From what?

Based on what I know, I can’t even imagine that there’s an opponent that Shiro-san would have to run away from. If there happens to be one, there is that other god besides Shiro-san called Kuro, but I somehow feel that it’s not about him. More than anything else, the very fact that Shiro-san would state that she’s going to run away, is just so unexpected to me that I can’t make sense of it. From my dealings with Shiro-san to date, I had thought that she had the type of personality where she would do whatever it takes to accomplish what she wants to achieve. If it’s for that purpose then she will do absolutely anything. For that Shiro-san to actually state that she’s going to run away regardless of how it appears to others, is out of character for my mental impression of her.

It seems that everyone else is also thinking the same thing, as they all have a puzzled expression. Uniquely, Ariel-san only had a puzzled expression for a moment, then quickly showed an expression where she seemed to hit upon the reason and accept it. Does Ariel-san know something that the rest of us don’t?

「Shiro-chan, are you sure it’s okay to actually say that aloud?」

While suspiciously glancing around restlessly, Ariel-san said that. Ominous. From Ariel-san’s state, she has the air of someone who is afraid of something. There exists something that neither Shiro-san or Ariel-san can do anything about, is what that attitude indicates. After coming so far, I’m suddenly worried about whether there is something capable of returning Shiro-san’s plan to square one.

「It’s okay but it’s also not okay. Which is why I don’t really want to talk about it.」

Even Shiro-san’s tone is somewhat more firm than normal. It’s almost like she’s being vigilant about something.

「Shiro-san, is that existence something that will obstruct our plan?」

I decided to try asking about what I’m worried about. If the plan that I had thought was progressing well was actually crossing a dangerous bridge without me knowing, then I think I ought to know the truth.

「Ahh. That’s okay, that’s okay. You don’t need to worry about that Wrath-kun. Basically, that person will surely not interfere with the plan. After all is said and done…」「Demon King」

Shiro-san interrupts what Ariel-san was about to say. Shiro-san shakes her head, and on seeing that Ariel-san also nods her head in acknowledgement.

「Well, it’s best to just regard it as something you don’t need to worry about.」
「I can’t just leave it at that you know.」
「Wrath-kun, this is one of those situations where you’re better off not knowing, okay?」

When I still refused to back down, Ariel-san refused to explain any further. After Ariel-san and Shiro-san refused to talk, I wasn’t able to drag out any explanation. I had no choice but to give up on pressing them any further. However, because Ariel-san said that I don’t need to worry about it, there shouldn’t be any impediment to the plan.

「Where will you run away to?」

Just when I was thinking that the conversation was over, Sophia-san brought it up again. In spite of Shiro-san’s words just now that she didn’t really want to talk about it.

「Dunno.」

As expected, Shiro-san casually responded. Since Sophia-san brought up the topic again despite it being something Shiro-san didn’t want to talk about, a certain amount of irritation could be heard in that short response.

「Give me a proper answer.」

Perhaps she didn’t notice the irritation, or perhaps she noticed it but decided to ask the question anyway, but with an unusually serious expression Sophia-san raised the question again to Shiro-san. With those closed eyes of hers, Shiro-san silently faced Sophia-san who in turn stared intently at Shiro-san’s face. They continued to stare at each other for a short while, then the one who gave up first was Sophia-san.

「Could I… come with you?」

She asked that in a somewhat embarrassed sounding voice that seemed about to vanish. I had the sense that she was uneasy, or perhaps instead, that she somehow knew what the answer would be from the start but had to ask anyway.

「You can’t.」

Shiro-san’s reply was short, but it was still a clear refusal. Sophia-san’s expression was pretty much saying “as expected”, but showed sadness as well.

「While you can’t come with me, you can choose whether to live here or live on Earth though, okay?」

Shiro-san suddenly dropped that bombshell.

On Earth? No, now that I think about it, it wouldn’t be strange if Shiro-san has been to Earth. If anything, it would be more strange if she hadn’t been to Earth. While it was quite some time ago, Shiro-san did drink canned coffee right in front of us. Canned coffee, which doesn’t exist on this planet. That was a well known brand of canned coffee from Japan. To get hold of such a thing, it shouldn’t be possible without going to Japan.

Shiro-san has a way to get to Earth. Most likely, with Teleportation. With that, it’s possible to go to Earth huh.

It’s not like I never thought about being able to return to Earth. I specifically thought about that many times immediately after I was reborn in this world. That I want to return to Earth. That wish… can be granted?

「I prefer to stay here. I don’t have any lingering affection for the Earth anyway.」

While I was thinking, Sophia-san easily rejected the option to return to Earth.

「It’s not like I could return to how I was originally even if I went back to Earth. More than anything, I’m rather fond of how I am now. Even if I return to Earth after all this time, dealing with all the red tape sounds like it would be a pain anyway. In that case, I’ll live here doing whatever I like.」

“Doing whatever I like” sure sounds like a typical response for Sophia-san. Not thinking anything, simply living however your own heart sees fit. If I said this to her it would probably anger her, but I feel her way of life of not thinking anything really suits Sophia-san. I feel that she’s living freely.

「What about you, Kyouya-kun?」

Sophia-san brought up the subject of me as well. However, my answer is decided.

「I also, prefer to stay here.」

I have a lingering affection for the Earth. However, I cannot return. Sasajima Kyouya is already dead. What’s here, is merely the oni called Wrath. I won’t return anyway – I can’t return.

「Oh, whatever.」

Sophia-san easily overlooked my response. Even without asking, she probably expected my response. That I have no intention of returning. The reason why she asked me anyway, might have been because she intended to give me a chance. To let me think that I can still turn back, or that there’s also other options.

However, no matter what options might be available, I have already decided. So, I’m sorry. Because it’s meaningless to discuss to future with me.


Felmina「」

No response. Just seems like a drunk.


 

Translation notes:

“The end with nothing after” – in a way this is quite a literal translation but the implication is more like “after the end, I have no future”. It’s building on the theme on the previous chapter and the title is similar to how Sophia described Ariel’s situation in relation to the “end”. Reading between the lines, it seems likely that Wrath wants to die once the plan has ended – and also that Sophia has realised this.

that person” – Ariel is indirectly referring to D, using a respectful expression.

The coffee incident is from chapter 262.

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NZPIEFACE
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D:

I LIKED ONI THOUGH.
IT’S NOT LIKE HE DID ANYTHING WRONG…

Sodemas
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he stil mass murded without a clear justification (at the time)

Amuris
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to pin that on him is unfair of both you and oni himself…

Gwylon
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Thanks for the chapter. Now I’m really curious as to what happens once the system ends. Do they become gods like Shiro and get involved in godly conflicts along with D?

Sodemas
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probaly not. You have to remember that Shiro used the M something energy to ascend herself, while the others dont have ascess to those

Hongyi Wong
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I don’t there there’s any spare MA energy for the rest to turn into gods. The world is on the verge of collapse due to the lack of MA energy. Besides, wasn’t it stated in a previous chapter that the method was only possible because it’s Shiro-sama? Otherwise, that elf dude or even Ariel-chan would be able to become gods too.

Anonymous
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I belive somewhere was stated that Ariel had enought power to ascend(I guess using the MA energy corresponding to her stats and skills), but that her soul was so damaged that she wouldn’t make it through

Once again, I may be wrong with that

Anonymous
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I’m quite sure the requirements for ascending into a God is Divinity Area Expansion lv 10 + access to a certain amount of MA energy, seeing as how Shiro’s apotheosis only started after it reached lv 10 for apparently no reason after absorbing all the cores from the robot facility. Ariel’s Appraisal result showed that she only have lv 7 in Divinity Area Expansion, which explains why she couldn’t ascend, and suggests the same for Potimas. In the first place, no one really know why or how Divinity Area Expansion gains proficiency, Shiro simply leveled up and evolved and before… Read more »
chaoton
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Wow, you got some interesting details here.I usually skip the skill part after sometimes.

chaoton
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It was stated that Pothimas and ultimately other beings can’t achieve god-hood by consuming raw MA energy like how Shiro did because they aren’t tolerance enough. But I believe the author say nothing about what can’t withstand that power.

Only there are remarks from Kuro and Ariel that they believe that Shiro was able to apotheosised due to D’s Intervention.

Setsuyume Edenfault
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Okay, let me get this straight. It’s all based on my memory, so correct me if you see any mistakes! In order to become a god, you need: 1- RULER SKILL: while normal skills “float” on the surface of your soul like a patchwork, ruler skills change the very core! No wonder you get the “Divinity Area Expansion” skill. Acording to Appraisal, it’s the innermost área of your soul. 1.1 Exception: When escaping Yuugo’s brainwash, Katia got both Paralel Will and Divinity Area Expansion. 1.2. Note: you don’t need “DAE lv 10 + MA Energy”, your DAE only levels up… Read more »
chaoton
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I love it! I love it! Any long explanation is my favourite dish.

I believe that the Author said something about soul’s core and what is not in some chapter.

While I don’t bite all your theory but some are highly possible (and very delicious).

Setsuyume Edenfault
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Hahaha, thank you for Reading! XDDD

What do you not agree with, btw?

Amuris
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Somethings here and there are purely assumptions and the “no killing path” part doesn’t make sense on a list of “requirements”. Aside from that, remember that Shiro’s method was an EXCEPTION, and not the norm. Most gods don’t become gods by absorbing MA energy like that. Also, MA energy won’t be gone once the system is down. It’s something produced by souls and the planet, system just manages it. Harvesting it seems to be what caused all this in the first place. In short, they won’t be able to harvest MA energy from the planet but they can still produce… Read more »
Granitefish
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She also had the advantage of having a fraction of a percent of a god inserted in her soul.

Yui Yuuki
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Well I bet D would be think it’s nice to have a few more substitutes who’d do her job for her.

SubZole
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They won’t become gods. After the end of the System they will use up all the gathered MA energy to restore the planet. They won’t have any spare energy after that.

Amuris
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it’s still possible in the long term. Shiro’s method of directly absorbing MA energy was unusual. They can still become gods by training their souls and producing that energy themselves.

Twi
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Kind of sad, though its out of character for Shiro I kind of want to see her hug Sophia and tell her she’d visit at least. I mean its quite clear they share something like a parent child relationship, and to see that side more openly would be nice.

Fmvm
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Yeah I want to see this from Shiro’s pov.

Pun
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Sophia: “Mama, don’t leave me”

Dioi
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Hmm, the end is near, and I’m feeling melancholic

Oak
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Thanks for the chapter

Sodemas
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Thx for the chapter o/
I am the only one missing those action chapter with great fights? T.T

k
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thank for the update

Ebrie
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I have a very hard time believing Shiro will leave Sophia at the end of this. She most likely is running for her own protection and doesn’t want Sophia hurt. Still, that might change if Sophia evolves to the point of leaving the system before she leaves.

Anonymous
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It sounded like oni won’t live long, though kmowing his seriousness i don’t think he’ll suicide.
Thank you for the chapter!

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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I dont think its about Felmina being drunk… but just like normal, everyone ignored her presence desu~

TsukiNoHono
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Shiro: You better not ask who ”that” guy is
Sopia: Who is that person master fear *internal monolouge* Can I try to beat that person?
Wrath: I think this is going to be dangerous if it goes on
Ariel: Ehhhh~ “that” person is scary tho~
D : Am I not loved~?

rennass
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Shiro-chan leaving this planet is normal end.
True end probably be her stay here as the new God but we probably need a man who can change her mind.

Caudyr
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Problem with that is she has absolutely no attachment to just about any of the people, heh. The only ones she’s really ‘attached’ to are Ariel of course, and probably Sophia to some extent (though the ACTUAL extent is unknown). She doesn’t HATE Wrath, but I don’t think there’s any attachment there. She doesn’t like Kuro, and she honestly wants nothing to do with the planet itself now…she’s only doing it because of D’s request and stuff, heh. Ariel is definitely going to die when the system ends. It has already been confirmed (they both already KNOW THAT, too)…though there’s… Read more »
Anonymous
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well what about sensei? She is what movtivate shiro to find recainators and provide them protection in the 1st place. She didn’t pop up lately though

Judelas
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Sensei hasn’t shown up recently because we already know what happens with her. She’s busy dealing with the fires on the elf side that Shiro spread right now, and in the near future she’ll help Hero-kun escape and lead him to the elf village in preperation for the invasion by Natsume. And that’ll continue until she’s knocked out by Sophia who shows up with Wrath to speak to the Hero party. It’s also why we haven’t seen any of Shun’s PoV in like 150-200 chapters — They’re in the endgame right now.

Guest
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There is Oka, Ronant, and the resolutions with Ariel, Potimas, Sariel, Sophia, Wrath, and brain-spider-guy(all of which she has some-or-other investment in) could change Kumoko’s mind. It would not be the first time she were dissuaded from a course of action. And D or The Maid could just pop in and do whatever. Ariel’s death is not certain. Remember how much of a chatterbox Kumoko seemed through the whole first half? Right up until she started actually speaking? Have we heard an explicit description of Taboo 10? As far as I can tell there could be a lot more to… Read more »
libraryrocker
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Run Shiro-chan ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnn!!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

libraryrocker
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Run Shiro-chan ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnn!!!!

Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the chapter!!
Uwaaakh..! Just when Sophia finally can be honest with Shiro-chan..what a disappointing answer she got (´・△・`)
Shiro-chan..you must at least raise her to the end, you know? If you’re not there who knows what kind of things she’ll do to appease her loneliness~

chaoton
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These recent chapters are depressed. They’re so heavy I can hardly breath normally.

As someone who’ve read manga for almost 2 decades and as an artist myself I can imagine these heart breaking scene pretty much accurately.

Anonymous
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coffee vs spiders round 2, coming soon to a theatre near you

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Felima is still out cold?
Sophia wants to stay with her Ma… (cough) Goshujin-sama.

Reaper Phoenix
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Felmina

spoilerproof
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thanks for the chapter~
running away from the strongest god? can you even do that…unless secretary-san is there to swamp her with endless paper work

spoilerproof
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YURI KITAAAA!!

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

Did she anger D again? Lol
There is no escape from D ya know~

Setsuyume Edenfault
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1- Wow, nice dialogue! I was wondering if there would be no follow up for the coffee moment!

2- Sophia, for some reason attatched to Shiro…a bit sad;

3- No need to discuss the future? I think Wrath will commit suicide by the end huh? After all he’s been through, it’s understandable.

P.S. “Seems just like a drunk”… XDDDDDDDDDDD LOL That reference nevers dies, does it now?! Thanks for the chapter!

Peridoritoblog
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Another great chapter,seriously it made me sad when Shiro rejected Sophia,but I think is for Sophia’s sake,though maybe I’m wrong since Shiro is very unpredictable sometimes,it was interesting when Ariel mentioned D since she should know that mentioning D is something she shouldn’t do at all. Thanks for the chapter :3

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