[The Story So Far: The Real World and Magic World are connected! As the confrontation between Negi and Fate intensifies, Haruna and the others riding on the Paru-sama have made it alive to Mahora! Now, will the secret hidden in the Academy be revealed?!!]
(Yue) Wh… Where am…?
(Text) What of the fate of Makie and Yue, who challenged the Averruncus of Wind…?!
(Yue) Of course. We stood against the fake Fate…
(Yue) I can’t move my body… This is a considerably advanced paralysis spell of the lightning system.
(Yue) Good. This is within my sixteen predictions.
[I’m not entirely sure here if she simply used the number to indicate how much she much she thought this over, or if she literally had sixteen different outcomes anticipated.]
(Yue) If I hadn’t embedded a delayed spell inside myself, I wouldn’t be able to move for about three days.
(Yue) Paralysis Release Spell!!
(Yue) I have to use the release spell on Makie-san, too…!
(Title) Period 324 – Top Secret Revealed!!
(Makie) Yue-chaaan? Heaven’s kinda deserted, huh~?
(Yue) We’re not dead.
(Yue) It seems they really are trying not to kill us.
(Yue) Neither Natsumi-san nor Nodoka are here…
(Yue) Just what had happened…
(Yue) This is!
(Makie) That ragged cloth, that’s Kaede-chin’s!
(Yue) 「Tengu no Kaguremino」!
(Yue) I’m certain that Natsumi-san had it.
(Makie) B-But, then, where are they? What happened?
(Makie) What’s this sound?
(Yue) It’s a magic battle!
(Yue) It sounds like air being ruptured by lightning again and again…
(Yue) One of them is Negi-san.
(Makie) Huh-?! (offset) How do you know?
(Makie) But Negi-kun’s still in that condition. (offset) If it’s lightning, it might be that fake Fate from before…
(Yue) No, I’m… sure. (offset) I don’t know why, but I am.
(Yue) Come on! We’ll go to Negi-san!
(Makie) Ah, wait, Yue-chan!
(Yue) Hold on, Asakura-san!
(Yue) The same symptoms… I’ll restore you right now!
(Makie) Ooh — I don’t really get it, but she looks good at it.
(Makie) She did this to me too, huh.
(Yue) Vor so kratika socratica.
(Makie) You’re already a true mage, Yue-chan.
(Yue) Spirit of healing, your blessings upon my comrade…
(Makie) You seriously love Negi-kun, don’t you, Yue-chan?
(Yue) Release Spe–
(Yue) Ow-Ow-Ow–! Tongue, tongue–!
(Makie) Ahhh?! I-I’m sorry, are you okay–?!
(Yue) Ah, I healed it with magic.
(Makie) Wow~ Now that’s a mage. (offset) That’s handy–
(Yue) No! I mean, what are you saying?! T-That’s not — I’m — it’s a misunderstanding–!
(Makie) Oh, you don’t have to try and hide it, Yue-chan. It’s real obvious when you look at it–
(Makie) Yue-chan… You lost your memories when you came here, but I’m sure you remember your feelings for Negi-kun, at least.
(Makie) And you worked yourself to death just because of your wholehearted feelings for Negi-kun (who was Nagi-san). (offset) I heard this from Collet-san.
(Makie) And now you’re a legitimate mage who can be proud no matter where she goes.
(Yue) No, but, that’s…
(Makie) You probably worked so hard because you wanted to be like Negi-kun.
(Yue) W-Wh-Why can you give such a complete analysis of someone’s history like that?!
(Makie) I think you’re amazing.
(Makie) You’re so straightforward with how you feel about Negi-kun…
(Makie) I was getting a bit jealous…
(Makie) So I got impatient…
(Makie) Yep, that’s right. I like Negi-kun.
(Makie) Just a while back, I confessed to him.
(Makie) Oh, that’s right. You don’t have memories of the third year, Yue-chan.
(Makie) Well, first of all! Iinchou loves Negi-kun!
(Yue) …A-Actually, that does sound very likely.
(Makie) Yep. (offset) Since she’s a shotacon.
(Makie) It’s already common knowledge that Honya-chan likes Negi-kun, right?
(Makie) And Anya-chan still pretends to just be his childhood friend — she’s in a pretty bad way.
(Makie) I don’t really know about Asuna, but I’m sure that she likes him.
(Makie) These days, Ku Fei and Chachamaru are pretty suspicious.
(Makie) Though one way or another, Chisame-chan’s got hit the worst–
(Makie) Plus, I’m not sure what to think about Eva-chan–
(Makie) Well, there are probably quite a few more…
(Yue) Wha, huh, bu–
(Yue) I… I see. There’s a lot.
(Yue) I, I mean… people who have feelings for Negi-kun… they’re…
(Yue) Yes, ri…
(Makie) Not gonna lose, either, Yue-chan.
(Asakura) Good grief, even at times like this, girls can still talk about their love lives.
(Asakura) Of course, it’s a big problem for girls, but
(Asakura) It’ll be all for nothing if we don’t get through this situation.
(Makie) Asakura! (offset) You’re back!
(Yue) I-I’m fully aware of that!
(Yue) N-Now, let’s go!
(Yue) To Negi-san!
(Asakura) Okay, okay.
(Asakura) But, well, it might be better
(Asakura) If you seriously start thinking about confessing, Yuecchi.
(Makie) Oh, will you? I can help!
(Yue) Of course not!
(Asakura) Negi-kun’s become quite a man since our school trip.
(Asakura) If he can’t even manage at this level of Popularity Hell, the world can’t hope to be saved~♪
[モテ地獄 MOTE jigoku
もてもて motemote – very popular, well-liked
地獄 jigoku – Hell
Think “Marshmallow Hell”.]
(Kaede) He’s breathing.
(Kaede) They really are trying not to kill.
(Kaede) It would have been easier to just kill us.
(Kaede) Negi-bouzu… Are you fighting the original Fate?
(Kaede) Simply incredible…
(Kaede) To be evenly matched against such an enemy…!
(Kaede) So, you are all safe.
(Konoemon) What is hidden in this Academy, hm…
(Eva) That’s right.
(Albireo) Headmaster Konoemon.
(Albireo) …The situation being what it is, it should be fine to talk about it.
(Eishun) But, Al!
(Albireo) It’s all right… She is no longer the Devil of Darkness she used to be.
(Albireo) It’s partly because of Negi-kun and his friends that she has calmed down. Why, the way she is now…
(Albireo) She’s just a cheeky little middle-schooler who truly wants to get along with her classmates but just can’t quite admit it.
(Eva) I haven’t calmed down that much!!
(Konoemon-aside) No, not entirely…
(Albireo) Incidentally, Kitty… You must also have been a normal girl in the past.
(Eva) What are you talking about?
(Eva) You know talking about the past is just going to piss me off, right?
(Konoemon) No… I don’t know what this is about, either. What are you saying?
(Albireo) Do you know… about the individual, who had changed you…
(Albireo) Into the person you are now?
(Eva) How should I know?
(Eva) Probably just another of those dimwitted mages who went crazy for some esoterica of immortality.
(Eva) And already dead, by my hands.
(Eva) Not interested, either. (offset) It’s a story from six hundred years ago.
(Albireo) …What if
(Albireo) Said individual is not yet dead?
(Albireo) What if, said individual is even now still alive
(Albireo) And over there… right now?
(Eva) What… did you,
(Kaede) He’s forcing him back…
(Kaede) I had thought they were evenly matched…
(Kaede) But Negi-bouzu is forcing him back…!
(Yue) Against Fate?
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(Fate) Still nothing more than a doll… The result is the same no matter how times it is repeated.
(Fate) Ten years ago, twenty years ago, or perhaps even before then — all this time…
(Fate) The end is in sight, Negi-kun.
(Fate) Yet, I wonder why…
(Fate) I do not feel as bothered this time as I had before.
(Fate) We’ll settle this with the next blow.
(Fate) Before that… Negi-kun,
(Fate) Can I hear… this alternate plan of yours?
(Negi) What’s wrong, Fate?
(Negi) I thought you weren’t even going to bother hearing it out?
(Fate) …That’s true.
(Fate) There’s no point in hearing it.
(Fate) I take back my proposal just now. Forget about it.
(Eva) Not… dead? (offset) Even in that state…?
(Eva) That’s ridiculous. In the first place, if deathlessness had already been obtained, there wouldn’t be a need to use me to experiment on in the first place.
(Albireo) True, that is contradictory.
(Albireo) What if what was attained was not 「deathlessness」, but 「ceaselessness」…?
[不死 fushi – “without death”, immortal, undying; translated here as “deathless”.
不滅 fumetsu – “without annihilation”, indestructible; translated here as “ceaseless”.
I didn’t want to use “indestructible” because of any possible incorrect implications.]
(Albireo) Exactly. (aside) A setup often seen in those video games you love.
(Albireo) Even 「Ala Rubra」 failed in their suppression twenty years ago…
(Albireo) And ten years ago, the sealing had barely succeeded,
(Albireo) Through the sacrifice of one hero.
(Eva) You… don’t mean…!
(Albireo) Yes. The one who sleeps there…
(Albireo) Is the Mage of the Beginning.
(Albireo) The 「Lifemaker」.
(Text) All mysteries, and the culprit… is here!!!