WSU VOLUME 1 CHAPTER 30: THE UNCLE AND THE PAST
Translated by lovelyxday
Edited by rairai
The Uncle and the Past
Sitting on a cart and enjoying the two o’clock afternoon sun really was an extremely satisfying thing to do .
Arai Hifumi once said that independence starts from a person travelling on their own . But even though right now, I was travelling with Little Elan and the others, I still felt like I was on my own . I’m definitely not complaining tearfully about my loneliness . It’s just that yesterday, I heard a thing about my past from Bone . Little Elan and the others can never know about it .
Thinking about this secret, I immediately felt like an impenetrable wall had appeared between me and the surroundings .
When I was saying goodbye to Bone yesterday, I took off my scarf and cloak and asked Bone if he knew my face .
HIs expression from that time was still fresh in my mind .
Bone stared blankly, like he didn’t dare to believe his eyes . He used a stiff fingers to rub his deep set eye sockets . HIs body also started to sway . I worried that the aged Bone could not support himself, that the surprise had sent him into shock .
After a long time, his voice was excited as he asked .
“I died . ”
I spoke crisply . Afterwards, I succinctly explained what had happened .
Dying in my original world, waking up to discover that I had been reborn in a new world . This body was not mine, but belonged to some other person’s . I have never spoken of this matter to anyone, even Little Elan, and I intend to bring it to the grave . But right now, it’s different . As a travelling businessman, I had to confirm my situation, at the very least .
It had always been that the more intelligence, the better . Moreover, Uncle Bone was a very reliable person .
“Hero Leon . That is your original name . One of the elite from the First Expedition Regiment, renowned for using super speed . After you retired, you were killed by someone near here . I an old geezer had only heard that his corpse had disappeared . I didn’t think that it would because of this reason . Has no one recognized you in these two years?”
“Because I always stayed at the village without going out, there wasn’t any sort of problem . What’s more, my personality changed a lot, so generally no one would have seen the similarity . ”
However, I didn’t think that the former owner of this body was a hero .
What was more worrying was that there was an existence in this word that could kill Leon . Regardless of the method used, the results were to be seen . There existed an opponent that this body could not beat . The elite that Uncle Bone had mentioned before had been another person . That said, although the war right now had relaxed a lot, but we cannot rule the possibility of there being attacked by a strength too formidable to retaliate against .
To have such a person in this world that is after my life, that I also could not be victorious over, made me very on edge and nervous .
If there was a day I had to face an enemy that I could not beat in battle, I really did not want for Little Elan and the others to get involved . Thus, this matter had to be hidden from them .
I stared at the sky blankly, while Mademoiselle Phantom was passing through in and out of the cart next to me .
Because she did not have a body, she could easily pass through the cart, and could also easily pass through my body .
It’s a different feeling from being possessed . I did not feel anything when she passed through me .
Of course, I didn’t have any thoughts of sneaking a peek below her skirt when she flew up high . Definitely did not have these kinds of thoughts .
Today, early in the morning, I specially went to Bayerman’s prison . His whole body was wrapped in bandages . And he didn’t have any arms . I heard that he had been given the death penalty . Before me, he was lying on his bed, staring blankly at the ceiling .
Several flies were circling around his body . Although measures to stop the blood had been taken, the stench of blood still leaked out .
“Sorry . ”
I said .
“Che, you’re trying to apologize at this point in time? Feeling guilty about saving me?”
“That’s not it . ”
He violently spit out .
“What fake morals . ”
Afterwards, he took a deep breath .
“I don’t know how to express myself . I will be dying soon, so I can’t not say anything either . You didn’t do anything wrong . Ever since I had started on this path, I anticipated that this day would come . To not die in peace and benevolence, but by the hands of another person . But I couldn’t stop . The pleasure from pillaging and raping women was like a fucking drug addiction, so it’s fine for me to die . But if I didn’t touch your woman, then my heart would also not be comfortable . Of course, I didn’t actually touch your own women . ”
He looked below his own waist .
“You, youngster, were quite full of hatred . ”
I didn’t know what I could say that would be okay . He turned his body to face inwards .
“It’s not good that you hold my life in your hands, but it is also retribution . I have done too many bad things . I need to die . ”
“Birds cry out before death; men speak kindly before death . ”
I said in a low voice .
“Okay, you have some education in literary art . Go away, go away . I have rested well and ate my fill and will be on my way . ”
Right now, I was using my arms as a pillow, watching the lively Mademoiselle Phantom .
“Is everything alright like this?”
I muttered .
“Yes . Everything’s good . Didn’t you tell me, Zhai He, the the future is more important?”
“Ah, that’s true . ”
Mademoiselle Phantom smiled .
“When I was possessing Little Elan’s body, I felt an aura of incomparable despair . It even made me afraid . The body would not listen to commands . But even so, you saved her . Right now, she has become stronger . I also think that I might’ve also been saved by you . ”
I closed my eyes and a soft breeze drifted through my hair .
I want to learn the strongest forging, and become stronger than I am at present . I want to use this body well, and protect everyone well .
Hero Leon, you and I are not alike .
Your goal was to overthrow the Demon King, but I have not a whit of interest towards such a venture .
But there is at least one point where we are the same .
Wanting to work hard to protect the people next to you, this is a trait that we both possessed for real .
For this reason, Hero Leon, I will inherit your will . The karma of your past, I will do my utmost to help cut you from it .