Fools Dance and The Brave Stand
With the teacher entering the room, the various servants exited the classroom. Nanaki was not excluded. After making a bow towards master who looked over with a silent stare of protest, Nanaki exited the room. If the explanation from master was correct, for three hours from now there would be lessons without breaks. When it ends I will have to explain myself. Solemnly.
explain thine self
In this approximately three hours, what Nanaki should do is to grasp the layout of the school buildings. Although this is more of a habit of an imperial knight than a maid, if something were to happen, I wouldn’t be able to do much if I don’t know the area. Therefore Nanaki will quickly confirm the geography of the school buildings and the surroundings.
know the land
In front of such a busy Nanaki, three knights blocked the way. Nice to meet you, I’m Nanaki. I’m in a hurry so excuse me. Don’t mind me.
know thine enemy
Rejected. Nanaki is busy.
and never know defeat
A smile in response the the restraining call, Nanakismile. When I passed by the three knights, they froze for a while, when they recovered they raised their voices.
do not challenge
“Wh……!? I, I said wait!!”
“You bastard, that’s rude!!”
someone you can’t beat
They probably didn’t think that I wouldn’t stop. I see, the maids serving my master before Nanaki probably accepted such harassment like it was natural. The opponents are nobles and the prideless knights serving them, it’s no wonder their hearts broke.
but not nanaki
But, if they just accepted the current situation, they are weak.
strength is everything
People have wills. There are ways to convey it. Words is one, actions is fine too. Unknown previous servant, did you try to do convey it? If your will didn’t get through, that is weakness. The weak should ask for help from the strong, that is not shame. If there is no one strong by your side, did you make the effort of searching?
if you are weak
Master said, the previous servant received harassment. For the master to worry about the servant, what have you done.
“I said wai——Uoh!?”
only then can you challenge the strong
Listen well, Nanaki is one of the strong.
but don’t challenge nanaki
No matter how angry they get, no matter how they exhaust all the techniques at their disposal, those hands shall never touch Nanaki. If they want to stop Nanaki’s advance, they have to get down on their knees and lower their heads. They should learn from the single knight in that classroom that still had pride in her heart, and then beg for forgiveness.
nanaki is merciless
“She just keeps moving!!”
mistakes were made
The strong advance calmly, the weak dance like clowns. Friend, is Nanaki wrong? No, there is no need to ask. Nanaki is right, Nanaki is righteous. This one will respect and devote herself to my master alone. Who would respect prideless insects. Nanaki does not understand the words of insects, speak human words you dirty bugs.
“I said stop……!”
I won’t stop.
“Listen to people……!”
You are not people.
“This rude person!!”
The mirror is over there.
Nanaki has learnt pride from beloved and respected Mother, she has learnt the strength necessary to survive in the wild. From who and what have you learnt. What was that fine body and high quality sword prepared for. The foolish that do not know the answer should just dance like fools.
dance of fools
just give up
Thus, the fools dance. They extend their hands, move their legs, occasionally use magic. To them who are dancing without song, Nanaki shall sing for you. In the past, beloved Mother hummed this song a lot. Now dance, Nanaki is special, so she will do her job while watching you.
Friend, would this song reach Mother?
“She was skilled.”
The time to explain myself has come, I shall do so with spirit.
“Did she realise?
“The one you should be devoted to is me. And there is no one else here.”
just the two of you~
As expected of my master. He quickly saw through that I had chosen my words carefully. Nanaki likes humans with pride, that’s she was being mindful of the knight with pride. What a failure, I apologise. I will take your words to heart and vow that I will report the truth from now on.
“It probably won’t be realised at that level. But still, there are those with sharp instincts. Like her.”
“The servants that Arkahn has is of that level, huh. As expected they are of a different class.”
The difference is in perspective, my master.
(T/N: could also be translated as ‘difference is in dimension’, but that one doesn’t make sense to me, if that makes sense to anyone please explain it to me ;-;) (Edit: has been explained, thanks teddyj)
“Vilmott was in a very bad mood.”
To be bitten by his own servant while picking on a person from a family he looked down on, that would put him a bad mood. His personality is so twisted it makes me wonder if it has broken, what kind of revenge would he be thinking of? But the problem is not Vilmott Arkahn, it is my master.
“……Now then, what should we do?”
As usual, my master’s expression doesn’t change.
Due to just one skilled knight, my master has fallen into a predicament. The one who hired Nanaki while knowing Nanaki is the Lightning Empress is my master, this is not Nanaki’s mistake. Like how master tested Nanaki, Nanaki will also test master, what will you do? Will you hang your head, or will you offer Nanaki to that lowlife? Or——
“Right……I will brace myself then.”
——It has to be like that.
Nanaki involuntarily smiled. Really, they are amazingly similar. It makes me remember Mother who said let’s make a lake when I told her we had no drinking water. Ah, Mother. Because of that reason, Nanaki wants to stay here.
“Confirmation, Nanaki. How much can you handle.”
“As much as you wish.”
Even if formerly, this is the body that bore the name of Five Emperors. This power that defeated god solo and became a transcended being is not something that humans can imagine. Because it is a power that exceeds human knowledge.
“Is that definite?”
“I will bet my pride on it.”
Now, please stand my master.
Congratulations, my master. You have arrived. Master has answered Nanaki, for that Nanaki shall answer again. To that spirit.
“Even if it was coincidence, the power to turn the tables is right there. Then there is only one answer. I will use anything I can use. Right, Nanaki?”
just neeeds to acquire strength
Yes, that is good. You were hesitant of Nanaki’s power. You were afraid of whether it was okay to use this hand that can turn the tables on everything. To fear power, to fear talent is human instinct. But to show that you will use it is why you are my master.
Nanaki likes those with pride
You have it within your hands, my Master. One of the paralleled powers that originally no one but the one at the summit of the Flygel continent could wield. To be resigned to the current situation is weakness, to stand against it is bravery.
and so Zean Alfred
——-Right now, you have pride.
so Nanaki shall
“Please call my name, my master.”
Here and now, the true contract.
for as long as you hold pride
“That name is the name of the one who serves you. I want you to carve it into your heart. I shall come running at any time. I shall defeat all enemies. I shall remove all that stand in your glorious path. Now, please say it my master. The name of your sword——“
Nanaki shall be
Look, prideless beings.
This is what a sword is.
“……I see, I won’t hold back anymore.”
Master smiled. It was a very bright and a good smile. That is good, you have endured enough. You have resented enough.
“The one who started it was you. I will have you follow me——Nanaki.”
has been made
Today we became master and servant.
Hecate has quite a lot to say this time:
My hand has recovered~ and also there seems to be some misunderstanding~ I was resting my hand 😄 that’s why I only had one hand to type with :P. I should have been specific that the hand that hurt was the one that hurt because of osu.
Don’t worry I wasn’t forcing myself, just that after playing osu I was feeling bad because I’m bad at osu .-. translating is good, doesn’t make me feel bad like gaming does. Thanks for the concern though.
And sorry Loki for copying your words but I can’t stop myself and it’s important: Nanaki is Love, Nanaki is Life ❤