Lightning Empress Maid

L.E.M. C.1: Ouch

Meeting You Under the Moonlight with a Headbutt

——I was invited by the blue bird of happiness, just kidding.

kappa

I have become relaxed enough to be able to spout such poetic expressions.

serenity

Mother, today Nanaki is still on a journey to find a world I have not seen, a world I can love. I am looking up at the beautiful sky as I am rocked by the cart that is advancing slowly. Ah, if it is just the sky, this world is beautiful. In the current situation that has developed, Nanaki’s heart is being healed by the feeling of being rocked in a cart pulled by a horse. Try your best, Horse-san.

neigh

It has been three days, somehow it seems that pursuers from the empire have not come for now.

peace

In that case, while this peaceful time continues, I would like to make a report. About me after beloved and respected Mother passed away. There was no happiness in a world where Mother disappeared from. There was only suffering. I have suffered a lot. So just a little bit is fine, please praise Nanaki.

otsukaresama

Like Mother said, Nanaki was special.

tokubetsu

At the age of ten, I met god. Please be surprised, he is the famous Lightning of Legend, Ilveng=Nazgul. I heard it has been a thousand years since the god world war ended, but the age where gods ruled humans has ended, this is the age where humans rule gods. That was quite a fierce battle.

boom

Please laugh, I have not prayed even once. Even though humans pray to god. I always think like this, that is just convenience. If you pray only when necessary, is it really faith? If I were god I might crush those people, heavenly punishment.

HOLY

At the end of the death match, I defeated Ilveng=Nazgul and became what could be called friends. Please be happy Mother, even this incompetent daughter has made a lifelong friend. That made me think of Mother’s words, that I really am special. But the one who is special is not just me.

transcended beings

Yes, everyone of the Five Emperors I parted with a few days ago. They are also transcended beings that have dominated gods. The strongest five people on the continent, that I was chosen for such an honourable title is something I was proud of. In order to repay that favour, Nanaki has devoted herself to the imperial capital.

good work

But with just one sentence from a prophecy, Nanaki has become an enemy of the empire.

betrayl

——It seems I will destroy the world.

intermission


intermission

An aristocrat’s town that has existed since ancient times, Freyline.

welcome

In this age where humans can fly, this town that uses carriages for transportation, could the world that I can love be here. Greetings ladies and gentlemen, it’s Nanaki. I have various circumstances but I will be intruding.

irashaimase

“Thank you very much.”

“Don’t sweat it, it’s just helping each other. What has young lady come to Freyline for?”

“I have come in pursuit of happiness.”

“Hahaha, it would be nice if you can obtain it.”

grab it

It was a nice sociable smile. So I parted with a smile too. Thank you uncle, thank you Horse-san. Thanks to you it has been a blissful time, I pray that one day I will be able to return this favour. Please be well until that day.

bye

“Now then.”

Now what

The Nanaki now is just Nanaki. Even if I am looking for a world I can love, if I have no funds I cannot go on a journey. Since there was a death match with the Five Emperors, I had left my fortune in my home in the capital. If I keep passing the time idly, today I will have to sleep while looking up at the pretty night sky.

camping

That is fine too. For a while after Mother passed away, I have desperately survived in mother nature. To be able to touch the great earth again is not bad.

outdoors

But Nanaki is already of an age that could be called an adult. If I am an adult, I must take the actions of an adult. For the time being, let’s earn enough to get through today. This is an aristocrat’s town, I heard that wealth is transferred around day and night in the millions.

rolling in money

There is probably a job or two lying around. Do not worry Mother. Something of this level is not even suffering. Please watch over Nanaki with the feeling of riding a large ship. No, even a mud ship is fine, if the ship sinks just swim.

(T?N: 泥船 mud ship?)

But I realised.

too late

Nanaki cannot swim.

welp

“The moon is pretty.”

yeah

When I realised it, the veil of night has descended. Good evening Moon-sama, I’m Nanaki. How are you?

well

In the end, it became that I have to sleep on top of a thin cloth spread on the cold concrete in a dark alleyway. Although I said I could be called an adult, from the viewpoint of the world, Nanaki seems to still be a child. They all turned me away.

child labour

There was just one job that would hire me, but it was at a brothel. In order to protect Mother’s prideful lineage, Nanaki has chosen the concrete alleyway. If possible please praise me. But please scold me occasionally. Today I think I will try to see a dream of Mother, I want warmth after all.

concrete be cold

And so, good night. Mother.

good night

“Hehe, it’s really the young lady from noon.”

“What fine goods, tonight seems like it’s gonna be a good night.”

good morning

Nanaki wakes up early, please praise me Mother.

good girl

Even if it is the aristocrat’s town, there are ruffians everywhere. Ah, even though I was able to fully enjoy my new days, this is such a waste. I don’t want to love such a world, people should be kind to people. Or would these two people extend a hand to Nanaki sleeping on the cold alleyway?

nope

“Hey young lady, it’s sudden but play with us a bit.”

“It will be an unforgettable night.”

for you

The extended hand was that of a low-life. It will be cut off.

chop

Ilveng=Nazgul is being excited saying summon me, summon me. But friend, these two are not something you need to dirty your hands for. Please believe and trust in Nanaki. Actually you have a habit of being too strict on humans. It would be better to try to have a more affectionate heart.

kindness

Even like this I am a former Five Emperor, they are too lacking to be opponents. What is that amateur exposed walk. Would you learn if I kicked you flying a little? If you take another step, both your faces will become ugly. Although it was originally like that so it cannot really be undone, but please do not resent Nanaki.

bishi

“Hehehe……——heh?”

buf

But they never took another step.

pachi

“——hii!?”

“Mo, monster……!!”

zap

The night sky is lit up by lightning. The thunder that came late shook the world.

boom

What are you doing friend, I told you to trust Nanaki. What, you didn’t strike them? An affectionate heart? You don’t understand, Ilveng=Nazgul, you don’t understand anything.Your affection is bad for me.

hitting is love

Take a look friend.

?

The beautiful night world is being lit up by man-made lights after your intense flash and thundering just now. This is like, what the heck is going on in the middle of the night!, the very anger of humans. And do you remember, for one, I am being pursued. Lightning struck in Freyline,.anyone who heard would know it is Nanaki.

sry

And I intend to earn money tomorrow without giving up. That means I cannot provoke the anger of the people of this town. Who would hire me who caused a lightning strike in the middle of the night, friend, please reflect.

ah

Ah, how has it become like this. For those two people from before to turn tail and run from this special Nanaki, Nanaki who is Mother’s daughter. Before anyone comes, I leave the alleyway, and head deeper into the darkness. Newfound respect for my former bitter enemy in nature, the rat.

(T?N: I don’t really get this part either, 人が来る前にこの路地を脱し、更なる暗がりへ。かつての大自然での仇敵、ネズミをリスペクト。)

Full speed, hard starboard.

engine boost

——When I ran through the alley at full speed and turned right, there was a prince.

kira

Shiny golden hair lit up by the moonlight and sapphire eyes. To turn the corner in an alley and meet a prince, this world might be a fairytale. The prince expression became surprised, even in that instant, just that change had an elegance to it.

ikeman

But I’m sorry, prince.

why

Nanaki cannot stop suddenly.

w0t

“Guo!?”

ow

Forgive me

The end


Hecate kinda translated this and the prologue listening to sad music and got slightly depressed~It should pick up from here…?

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23 thoughts on “L.E.M. C.1: Ouch

  1. thanks a lot!
    i-i really like ilveng! really, really! so interesting! nanaki is also very interesting! very whimsical! she’s going to be carefree, i want her to live a life of happiness—-!

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  2. 泥船 – mud ship yes, maybe she is referring like the one on rabbit&badger story? where rabbit make a mud ship with the intention to sink the badger in the middle of the lake… or perhaps not related to the story and merely “ship that [will] sink”

    Thank you for the translation :>

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  3. 人が来る前にこの路地を脱し、更なる暗がりへ。かつての大自然での仇敵、ネズミをリスペクト。

    Before anyone comes, I leave the alleyway, and head deeper into the darkness. Newfound respect for my once mortal enemy in nature, the Rat.

    Is how I would translate it.

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    1. That phrasing is definitely better, I prefer “former bitter enemy”, also not sure about newfound, but thanks~ I honestly still don’t understand this part though ;-; feels like Nanaki being random, at most maybe the two idiots are the rats???

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      1. Remember how later on she mentions she’s had run in with rats? Theyve probably given her much trouble, and so were her mortal enemy, but after she repulsed them, theyd learn to avoid her., hence the former or once mortal enemy.

        Rats like dark places, so as she heads into the darkness, she’s reminded of them. ‘Newfound’ was just, to use the phrase, me reading inbetween the lines. Not necessary at all really, easily replaceable with “Respect to my once mortal enemy in Nature, the Rat.”

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    2. Oh, hi Qianweija. Long time no see. How are you doing? I haven’t really discussed with you since around June.

      (Also, since this isn’t really the place, I’m not asking here about explanations concerning why your blog is now deleted. I’ve already asked you on your other blog(the graveyard-like one that still exist).)
      I’m mentioning this here because I want you to know that I honestly am wondering how you’re doing. I liked discussing theories, music and funny stories with you in the comments of your now deleted blog.

      To quote one part of one of my comments on your remaining blog:
      “On another note, how are you doing? I seem to remember you being depressed about IRL stuffs(if I remember correctly that is) around the month of June(which was the last time I discussed with you in the comments before I got really busy with IRL stuffs). As for me, I managed to sort things out all right. What about you? ”

      Please answer.

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  4.      ∧_ ∧
        (`・ω・)  Thanks!
       ,ノ^  yヽ、  Nepu!!
       ヽ,, ノ==l.ノ    Pudding!!!
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    “””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~””

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