Vetus

Period 324

[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?!!]


Page 1

[1]
(Yue) Uuuh….
(Yue) Wh… Where am…?

(Text) What of the fate of Makie and Yue, who challenged the Averruncus of Wind…?!

[2]
(Yue) Makie-san?!
(Yue) Of course. We stood against the fake Fate…

[3]
(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.]

[4]
(Yue) If I hadn’t embedded a delayed spell inside myself, I wouldn’t be able to move for about three days.

[5]
(Yue) Release!
(Yue) Paralysis Release Spell!!

(Yue) Ugh–

[6]
(Yue) Pant–
(Yue) Pant–
(Yue) Pant–

[7]
(Yue) I have to use the release spell on Makie-san, too…!


Page 2

[1]
(Yue) Release!!

[2]
(Makie) Eh–
(Title) Period 324 – Top Secret Revealed!!

[3]
(Makie) Yue-chaaan? Heaven’s kinda deserted, huh~?
(Yue) We’re not dead.
(Yue) It seems they really are trying not to kill us.

[4]
(Yue) Neither Natsumi-san nor Nodoka are here…
(Yue) Just what had happened…
(Yue) Hm!

[5]
(Makie) Whe?

[6]
(Yue) This is!

[7]
(Makie) Ah–!
(Makie) That ragged cloth, that’s Kaede-chin’s!
(Yue) 「Tengu no Kaguremino」!


Page 3

[1]
(Yue) I’m certain that Natsumi-san had it.
(Makie) B-But, then, where are they? What happened?

[2]
(Makie) ?!

[3]
(Makie) What’s this sound?
(Yue) It’s a magic battle!
(Yue) It sounds like air being ruptured by lightning again and again…

[4]
(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.

[5]
(Yue) Come on! We’ll go to Negi-san!
(Makie) Ah, wait, Yue-chan!

[6]
(Makie) …

[7]
(Yue) !

[8]
(Makie) Asakura?!
(Yue) Hold on, Asakura-san!
(Yue) The same symptoms… I’ll restore you right now!


Page 4

[1]
(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.

[2]
(Yue) Spirit of healing, your blessings upon my comrade…

[3]
(Makie) …

[4]
(Makie) You seriously love Negi-kun, don’t you, Yue-chan?
(Yue) Release Spe–

[5]
(Yue) Ow-Ow-Ow–! Tongue, tongue–!
(Makie) Ahhh?! I-I’m sorry, are you okay–?!

[6]
(Yue) Ah, I healed it with magic.
(Yue) Cura.
(Makie) Wow~ Now that’s a mage. (offset) That’s handy–

[7]
(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–


Page 5

[1]
(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.
(Yue) Wha…
(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?!

[2]
(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…

[3]
(Yue) Huh…?

[4]
(Makie) Yep, that’s right. I like Negi-kun.
(Makie) Just a while back, I confessed to him.
(Yue) Wha,

[5]
(Yue) Whaa–!


Page 6

[1]
(Makie) Oh, that’s right. You don’t have memories of the third year, Yue-chan.

[2]
(Makie) Well, first of all! Iinchou loves Negi-kun!
(Yue) Wha,
(Yue) …A-Actually, that does sound very likely.
(Makie) Yep. (offset) Since she’s a shotacon.

[3]
(Makie) It’s already common knowledge that Honya-chan likes Negi-kun, right?
(Yue) Whe–?!
(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.
(Yue) Wha…

(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–

[4]
(Yue) I… I see. There’s a lot.
(Yue) I, I mean… people who have feelings for Negi-kun… they’re…
(Makie) Rivals!
(Yue) Yes, ri…

[5]
(Yue) Rivals?!

[6]
(Makie) I’m
(Makie) Not gonna lose, either, Yue-chan.

[7]
(Yue) Uuuuh–

[8]
(Asakura) Good grief, even at times like this, girls can still talk about their love lives.


Page 7

[1]
(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.

[2]
(Makie) Asakura! (offset) You’re back!
(Yue) I-I’m fully aware of that!

[3]
(Yue) N-Now, let’s go!
(Yue) To Negi-san!
(Asakura) Okay, okay.

[5]
(Asakura) But, well, it might be better
(Asakura) If you seriously start thinking about confessing, Yuecchi.

[6]
(Yue) Bu–
(Yue) B-But,

[7]
(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”.]


Page 8

[1]
(Kaede) Pant
(Kaede) Pant…

[2]
(Kaede) Kotarou.
(Kaede) Kotarou.

[3]
(Kaede) He’s breathing.
(Kaede) They really are trying not to kill.
(Kaede) It would have been easier to just kill us.

[4]
(Kaede) Negi-bouzu… Are you fighting the original Fate?
(Kaede) Simply incredible…
(Kaede) To be evenly matched against such an enemy…!

[5]
(Makie) Kaede-chin!
(Asakura) Kaede-!

[6]
(Kaede) So, you are all safe.


Page 9

[1]
(Konoemon) What is hidden in this Academy, hm…

[2]
(Eva) That’s right.
(Eva) Talk.

[3]
(Konoemon) Mm…
(Albireo) Headmaster Konoemon.

[4]
(Albireo) …The situation being what it is, it should be fine to talk about it.
(Konoemone) Hm…
(Eishun) But, Al!

[5]
(Albireo) It’s all right… She is no longer the Devil of Darkness she used to be.

[6]
(Albireo) It’s partly because of Negi-kun and his friends that she has calmed down. Why, the way she is now…
(Eva) Che–

[7]
(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…


Page 10

[1]
(Albireo) Incidentally, Kitty… You must also have been a normal girl in the past.
(Eva) Huh?

[2]
(Eva) What are you talking about?
(Eva) You know talking about the past is just going to piss me off, right?

[4]
(Konoemon) No… I don’t know what this is about, either. What are you saying?
(Eishun) Al…?

[5]
(Albireo) Do you know… about the individual, who had changed you…
(Albireo) Into the person you are now?

[6]
(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.

[7]
(Albireo) …What if
(Albireo) Said individual is not yet dead?

[8]
(Eva) What…?


Page 11

[1]
(Albireo) What if, said individual is even now still alive
(Albireo) And over there… right now?

[2]
(Eva) What… did you,

[4]
(Kaede) He’s forcing him back…
(Kaede) Pant–
(Kaede) Pant–
(Kaede) Pant–
(Makie) Huh?!

[5]
(Kaede) I had thought they were evenly matched…
(Kaede) But Negi-bouzu is forcing him back…!

[6]
(Makie) Wha…
(Yue) Tha…

[7]
(Makie) Really?!
(Yue) Against Fate?
(Makie) Seriously?!
(Kaede) Seriously.


Page 12

[3]
(Fate) !!


Page 13

[2]
(Fate) Gugh…

[3]
(Negi) Guh–?!

[4]
(Negi) Ugnh…

[6]
(Negi) Gasp–


Page 14 – 15

[1]
(Negi) Ha–!!!

[3]
(Nodoka?) Ah–

[5]
(Negi) Pant–
(Negi) Pant–
(Negi) Pant–

[6]
(Negi) !

[7]
(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…

[8]
(Fate) The end is in sight, Negi-kun.
(Fate) Yet, I wonder why…

[9]
(Negi) !!


Page 16

[1]
(Fate) I do not feel as bothered this time as I had before.
(Fate) We’ll settle this with the next blow.

[2]
(Negi) You…!

[3]
(Fate) Just…
(Fate) Before that… Negi-kun,

[4]
(Fate) Can I hear… this alternate plan of yours?

[5]
(Negi) ……!

[6]
(Negi) …Heh!
(Negi) Pant–
(Negi) Pant–
(Negi) What’s wrong, Fate?
(Negi) I thought you weren’t even going to bother hearing it out?


Page 17

[1]
(Fate) …That’s true.
(Fate) There’s no point in hearing it.
(Fate) I take back my proposal just now. Forget about it.

[2]
(Negi) …!

[3]
(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) However…

[4]
(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.]

[5]
(Eva) That’s…
(Albireo) Exactly. (aside) A setup often seen in those video games you love.

[6]
(Albireo) Even 「Ala Rubra」 failed in their suppression twenty years ago…
(Albireo) And ten years ago, the sealing had barely succeeded,

[7]
(Albireo) Through the sacrifice of one hero.

[8]
(Eva) …Wha,
(Eva) You… don’t mean…!

[9]
(Albireo) Yes. The one who sleeps there…


Page 18

[1]
(Albireo) Is the Mage of the Beginning.
(Albireo) The 「Lifemaker」.

(Text) All mysteries, and the culprit… is here!!!


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