[The Story So Far: Negi, revived from the threshold of life and death, pulverises the Averruncus of Fire with overwhelming strength! And now Fate, in fierce combat with the lightning Averruncus, is burning with his thoughts for Negi!!]
(Title) Period 316 – Where is the 「Truth」?!
(Text) Earth rages, thunder roars! Which is the strongest Averruncus?!!
(Fate) Guh… ah,
(Quintum) Too slow.
(Quintum) To be a guardian of the world, granted with a vast amount of magic and combat strength from our Lord,
(Quintum) And yet barely able to even fight back against someone of the same model like me… how pathetic. You truly are a defective unit.
(Quintum) I shall remove you by force.
(Nodoka) Ah… um…
(Nodoka) Just, what is going on here…
(Natsumi) Nodoka?! (offset) You’re awake – ?!
(Natsumi) Wha, whe, well, I really dunno either, but,
(Natsumi) We finished off Fate and then a new lightning Fate showed up,
(Natsumi) But then, the original Fate was revived and saved us for some reason! But then,
(Natsumi) He couldn’t really keep up with him, and now he’s getting really beat up… or something…
(Fate) Gaaa –
(Fate) – Aaah – !
(Fate) Having known the truth for 20 years now,
(Fate) Why do you wear that face,
(Fate) And continue to walk indifferently on this meaningless world?
(Rakan) …Man, you don’t even know something like that?
(Rakan) Truth? Meaning?
(Rakan) That crap ain’t got a thing to do with my life.
(Quintum) This is the end.
(Quintum) Visju tal li sjutal vangeit.
(Quartum) With the grace of Yggdrasil, come forth and pierce.
(Rakan) It’s been fun, right?
(Rakan) So let’s have a bit more fun,
(Natsumi) Wait, what am I – this is the only chance for us to escape, Nodoka – !! (offset) Lifemaker Code, hurry – !
(Natsumi) If we don’t hurry before the original Fate gets taken out, a lot of bad things will probably happen –
(Quintum) Gungnir [jp: Divine Spear of Thunderous Lightning]
(Quintum) Farewell, Tertium.
[I can’t think of a better representation. It’s supposed to be short exhalation of wind.]
(Girls) Ahhh – !
(Quintum) Now then…
(Quintum) There’s no time. If I don’t take back the Imperial Princess and the Key,
(Quintum) The Rewrite won’t activate perfectly…
(Quintum) How did he…!
(Quintum) He stopped the magical armament possessing the greatest penetrating power in the lightning system?
(Quintum) Che –
(Quintum) In that case, take this – !!!
(Quintum) Wh…ah… ugh…
(Fate) …Jack Rakan.
(Fate) Even now, I do not understand his words, but,
(Quintum) How dare you – !
(Fate) I do understand,
(Fate) That your fist is not as heavy as his.
(Fate) Why is it,
(Fate) Quintum? Why is your fist,
(Fate) So very light?
(Fate) …Does that mean,
(Fate) That I… am the same?
(Quintum) What are you…
(Quintum) Babbling on about!!
(Fate) Yes… I truly don’t understand.
(Quintum) Impossible… in a single blow…?!
(Quintum) True, he is of the 「Earth」 affinity, excelling in physical strength,
(Quintum) But to crush me in a single blow, when we have the same basic abilities – magic power, multi-layered shields, and more…
(Girls) Waah – !
(Fate) Do you… possess the answer,
(Fate) Negi Springfield?
(Natsumi) Ah… th…the original,
(Nodoka) Kuh – !
(Natsumi) The Key – !
(Fate) You will hand over the Princess,
(Fate) Miyazaka Nodoka.
(Nodoka) Fate-san, why did you fight with your comrade…
(Nodoka) Why did you save us?
(Fate) …It’s not that I had any intentions of saving you.
(Nodoka) – Then why? Your actions are contradictory.
(Natsumi) Waah… No-Nodo-Nodoka…
(Fate) …What a nuisance.
(Fate) Really, I should have completely turned you to stone at some point.
(Fate) …You misunderstand.
(Fate) The plan will be accomplished.
(Fate) By my own hand.
(Ayaka) Now, now.
(Ayaka) We’ll be arriving soon. Fasten your seatbelts, everyone.
(Girls) Ooooh ~
(Girls) It’s! Good old ♪
(Girls) Academy ~ ♡
(Ayaka) Can’t you girls act a little bit more adorable?! At least be tired out from our long trip, or something!
(Madoka) Well – I guess that’s,
(Misa) What we call youth?
(Chidzuru) Here, Ayaka.
(Chidzuru) Is that in the direction of Mahora?
(Ayaka) Yes, I believe so.
(Chidzuru) There’s something glowing. (offset) Just like during the Festival.
(Ayaka) It’s true. Just what is it…
(Kaoru) Whoa, hey.
(Kaoru) Wasn’t it supposed to glow once every 22 years?
(Tatsuya) Maybe it’s abnormal weather?
(Naoya) Wonder if it’ll grant my wish.
(Eiko) Why do you try wishing?
(Eva) Geez… this is not a joke.
(Eva) Look at that! It’s radiating so much just from the mana seeping in from the gaps…
(Chachazero-aside) Hee hee
(Chachazero-aside) Thanks to that, I can move now.
(Eva) If that thing discharges, this whole Academy will get blown off the map… if that happens, I’ll be living in the ruins. (offset) Since I can’t leave the Academy because of the curse.
(Chachazero) Nothing we can do about it on this end anyway ♡
(Chachazero-aside) Can’t help it –
(Eva) Good grief… just what is that disciple of mine doing when his Master is in a pinch…? Well, I suppose he is shouldering a lot.
(Zazie) Sensei is doing well.
(Zazie) His hand has reached the back of his father in the past.
(Eva) How do you know what’s happening on the other side?
(Zazie) My older sister is at that place.
(Zazie) I can see Sensei and the others through my sister.
(Eva) I see… (offset) That’s convenient.
(Eva) Well? What’s the situation?
(Zazie) Your disciple is arriving at the last battle, with the fate of the land at stake…
(Eva) Heh heh… Well, well.
(Eva) It seems that embarking on the journey has been worthwhile for my lovely little disciple.
(Chachazero) And Mistress having to live in a wasteland is an issue, too.
(Text) Far exceeding the Master’s expectations, the last battle is before Negi’s very eyes!!