Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 5

Okay, now all I’ve got to do is choose my electives.

 

After school, I was thinking about such things while I worked on building the clubroom.

First I chose Herbalism, so next would be…

Raising a cute pig in Animal Husbandry would be nice. Eating it later might hurt, but it’s one of the leading candidates.

I want to eat better and better meats.

Martial arts is definitely a no.

It’s a very disheartening class.

When I saw the figure of a girl with a physique larger than my own I couldn’t help but freeze up.

I almost hurled, and decided that class wouldn’t be for me. What was that… that girl that couldn’t have been a girl.

 

Tomorrow maybe I’ll try out the Medical Science, though Law sounds interesting as well.

“Bucho.”

“Hmm?”

“You’ll get hurt if you work while thinking absentmindedly.”

“Ah that’s right, thanks.”

 

I should probably take my club member’s advice and concentrate on my work.

Even so, who was that guy?

 

Soon I should take to learning the club roster by heart. When I call out to them, it’d be really disheartening if I was only able to refer to them by ‘That person over there’.

 

So far the clubroom’s construction seems to be going really well.

Everyone worked with high motivation, and the artisans that came from Thomas-san’s territory were very masterful in their trade.

 

Speaking of people who’ve recently came… it took a while, but she’s here. Mary’s been coming over to spectate our progress as of late.

In less than two days, she had already blended into the group as if she were an original member.

Since she has a good enough appearance to be called a beauty, she’s also become a good source of motivation for our male members.

I mean, all of us want to show off our good side when a pretty girl is around, right?

 

Even so, I think it was a good idea to take her in.

She’s happy, and we’re happy, that’s what’s important.

 

As I was thinking about such trivial things, in my line of sight I could see one of my club members running towards me at a desperate pace.

I don’t know his name, but I do know his face. There’s no doubt he’s a member.

 

“Bucho!!”

I had a bad feeling, from his expression I could tell this wasn’t going to be a pleasant conversation.

“Take a deep breath, and explain it to me calmly. What happened?”

I mean, I’m still preparing my own heart.

Since I asked, please be a trivial story!

“Fu~, can I have a moment?” (sfx: Breath out)

“Take another deep breath in.”

“Yes.”

He dutifully did another great job of breathing in and out.

 

“Fu~ That Eliza Deauville is approaching here with a fierce expression right as we speak! Her entourage of four have weird expressions plastered on as well!”

Hey, you’re joking right? You’re wrong right? Please tell me you’re wrong!

 

Who was it that summoned the Angry Goddess?!!

 

The members who had heard the story stopped their work with pale faces.

With the wolves coming, everyone started to lump together in a herd.

 

Now who will be our sacrifice.

…and of course, it couldn’t be anyone else but me.

 

While taking quick strides in my direction, Eliza was glaring holes through me.

Indeed, right now I could feel an unusual amount of hot air in what was usually quite a cold atmosphere.

Even so, she sure is beautiful… No! How can I think about such things, especially right now?

Please, do a U-turn! Turn around! Do not approach! Even if I knew it useless I tried praying a little… and of course, it was in vain.

 

I wonder if this is how sheep feels when they know they’re about to be slaughtered and eaten raw.

I’m not going to run away, but if anyone else does I won’t blame them.

Even so, the aura released by Eliza sure is scary.

Wow, we’re a pathetic herd.

 

They can’t learn that their ‘Bucho’ is feeling anxious at heart.

I could feel their lines of sight falling on me.

 

Huh, I wonder what Eliza’s so angry about.

‘Cause whoever’s responsible is getting a huge scolding later!

 

“Greetings, Kururi-sama.”

Immediately after they arrived, while stopping the girl in her entourage that was about to say something, Eliza spoke herself.

The very same Eliza who was standing right in front of me.

…she’s beautiful, but wow, my stomach is killing me.

I definitely wouldn’t be able to eat anything at this moment.

 

“Hey Eliza, what’s with the scary face? Even worse, what’s with that tone that’s as if you’re issuing a challenge? My stomach won’t be able to handle this pressure you know?”

“Kururi-sama, please stop it with the boring jokes already.”

*Kiritsu!* (sfx: Sharp glare) I could almost hear the blade being drawn from her stare. Her sharp eyes felt like they were digging into my own.


“Uwah, whatever you’re angry about I’m sorry, will you forgive us?” I decided it’d be best if I just apologised like normal.

“I’m here for Mary-san.”

“Mary?”

Oh… but wasn’t she fired from the original Four Heavenly Kings?

 

“Do you need something from her?”

“Nothing big, she’s already out of my entourage. Though recently, she’s been extremely rude to me, becoming another’s belonging without even telling me about it? How dare she.”

“Oh, really?”

The person who summoned the Angry Goddess was me!!

I’m so sorry!! Please don’t chastise me!!

 

“Mary-san.”

The voice itself was alluringly gentle, but it had an inexplicable chill to it.

“…yes.”

In a tone that was all but fleeting, Mary answered while she rushed over to Eliza.

 

“Well, what do you have to say for yourself?”

“I…”

Mary looked like she was about to cry.

Heck, I felt like I was about to cry. Eliza was that scary.

 

“Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Kururi-san!” “Bucho!”

Some of the club members called out to me.

 

I can’t afford to let a wolf take a young female sheep away from the herd.

I understand that feeling. I knew it would be painful, but I didn’t think that Eliza would be this intimidating.

My ancestors have probably hunted down dozens of wolves before. This should be easy.

 

…Fu.

Clenching my right fist tightly, I opened my mouth.

“Eliza wait, what are you going to do to Mary?”

Redirecting her gaze to my face, I could feel the words “There’s no need for me to tell you.” stab me from Eliza’s eyes.

Even so, I wonder what came over me all of a sudden, ‘cause before I knew it, I was standing in front of her, meeting her glare head-on.

Ugh, I really want to turn away right now, you know?

 

“I’m going to punish her of course. Isn’t natural to give some discipline to dogs that bite the hands of the owners that feed them? It’s the same thing with subordinates, don’t you understand?”

“No, I mean specifically, what are you going to do to her as punishment?”

“Why does it matter to you? You’re completely unrelated to this problem.”

“That’s not true, Mary is one of the members in my club. It would trouble me if you just took her without permission.”

“I wonder? Are you sure you’re not misunderstanding something Kururi-sama?”

Dang, Eliza sure has sharp eyes today. I almost went to grab my stomach, doing my best to fight the pain.

 

“Well, why don’t we ask Mary-san then?”

“Eh?!” Mary looked like she couldn’t hold back her tears any longer.

“Now Mary-san tell me, who do you belong to? Me? Or Kururi-sama? What is your answer Mary-san?”

There was a strong meaning laced into that gentle voice.

 

Mary was already far beyond her limit, her tears streaming down to her feet non-stop.

“*Hick* Y-yeah… the one I serve is Eliza-sama o-of course.”

“You see, Mary-san said it herself. Do you have any objections Kururi-sama?”

Without waiting for my reply, she and her entourage began walking back down the path she came, with Mary in tow.

 

The storm had disappeared, for the sacrifice of one young sheep.

 

“Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Kururi-san!” “Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Kururi-dono!” “Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Bucho!” “Fucho! (Head Nurse!)” “Bucho!”  “Bucho!”  “Bucho!”  “Bucho!”  “Bucho!”  

 

The club members that seemed to be in a daze suddenly snapped back to reality.

I looked at everyone’s faces.

They were hot, burning faces that seemed to say “This is wrong!”.

 

…I know.

Even I… Even I feel the same way.

You caught me.

 

…and hey, who called me ‘Fucho’?!

 

“Wait, Eliza!”

I screamed out in a loud voice to make sure she could hear it, there’s no way I could just let her leave in silence like this.

 

Eliza stopped.

Her annoyance could be detected from her back alone.

Eliza and her entourage froze in place, while Mary dashed back, taking refuge behind me.

 

I don’t think I need to say this again but, this is scary as hell!

We’re just a bunch of sheep trapped in a corner.

 

“Eliza, you need to understand human beings more, you need to know a little more of their pain. You can’t just do this to people!”

“What? You still don’t know why I’m doing this? I’ll tell you one last time, this is a problem that only involves me and that girl behind you. So Kururi Helan, why don’t you just shut up already and hand her over?”

“I will not, Mary is a member of my club. She’s staying here.”

“…shut up.”

“No, I’m also saying this for you, because I might have to live a humble life with you in the future, Eliza. I’m creating this opportunity for you to learn about caring for others.”

“You know, from the very moment we met I thought you were a funny person, but that ends now. I was a fool to think I could have a serious talk with you.”

Gunununu! (sfx: gnashing teeth)

I’m doing this for you, you know?!

 

“Huh? Well no, I refuse. For the time being, Mary is staying with us.”

“Bullshit.”

Finally, I snapped.

 

Eliza is one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen, born into a powerful, wealthy noble house, and is blessed with a versatile amount of talent. The thing is, she’s so blessed to the point where she can no longer understand the feelings of those weaker than her.

That’s why she bullies Iris.

For that sort of reason, there’s no way I can allow it to continue.

 

If it’s the me of now, I can do it.

At my very best, right now I can carry out my revenge.

 

Special Move! Dekopin(Forehead Flick) of Friendship!

The Dekopin of Friendship, a special move unlike the violent Dekopin, which uses the full force of a middle finger hooked to the thumb, that only does a light flick using the nails at the tip of the finger!

 

Ei!

My attack was a direct hit to Eliza’s forehead.

“Don’t tease people too much, that’s not the kind of person you are.”

 

…??

…I thought that she would immediately retaliate in angry waves, but Eliza hadn’t issued a single word as she stared downwards.

 

“…that hurt.”

With a faint voice, Eliza’s eyes which were usually so sharp were filled with tears.

 

Eh?! She’s whimpering?!

…she’s so cute.

 

Wait no, no! That’s wrong! I’m not supposed to be thinking of such things right now!

 

Eliza covered her forehead with both her hands and let out a small “Au…”.

“Au?”

 

What the heck is this?! It’s so cute!!

No, that’s not it! That’s not it!!!

What am I doing?! This is ridiculous!!

 

“Not even my father ever hit me…”

“What?”

“You hit me first! I’m going to tell my father to tell off your father!! This is completely unacceptable!”

While in tears, Eliza ran off while holding her forehead.

Everyone behind me was relieved.

Still though, that was so cute.

 

“We’ll remember this!!”

Somebody from her entourage shouted out.

Uwah, that’s the cliché line of losers, does this mean it’s our win?

Wait, we won?

 

“” “” “” “Bucho!!” “” “” “

The club members crowded around me at once.

 

You guys are hot! Give me some space!

I was finally caught, and somebody put me on their shoulders.

 

I was then thrown into the air about ten times before I was let down. What awaited me with teary eyes there, was Mary.

 

“Hey, welcome back.”

“Yes, I’m back.”

Mary was just crying a little while ago, but she started to cry again.

Unlike last time though, these were tears of happiness.

 

The club members were delighted.

I made the right choice.

Hmm… I wonder if I’m actually good at this kind of stuff? Yet here I am, the only anxious person in a crowd of people celebrating.

I have a feeling I might have just jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

 

Thinking of what kind of revenge Eliza has in store for me sent shivers down my spine.

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71 thoughts on “Blacksmith Volume 2 Chapter 5

    1. hahaha~ good one. but don’t forget this one
      “Thinking of what kind of revenge Eliza has in store for me sent shivers down my spine.”
      depending on your POV there is many meaning behind shivers #IfYouKnowWhatIMean

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  1. Well that’s one way to speed up the fall of ones house. Lets hope father-san is understanding and doesn’t fly off the handle when he hears the news.
    He gave up Martial arts though, maybe he will have one of his followers join so he can learn without having to face reality.

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  2. lol, Eliza will tell her father to thrash kururi, then her mother which I assume will or already become loyal member of kururi beauty spa & products will completely suppress him with extreme vigor.

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    1. I forgot to mentioned but did Kururi just subtlety said right to Eliza face that he going to marry her in the future?

      “No, I’m also saying this for you, because I MIGHT HAVE TO LIVE A HUMBLE LIFE WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE, Eliza. I’m creating this opportunity for you to learn about caring for others.”

      So bold, yet no one seems to notice, Kururi himself include.

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      1. I would … Of course he’s been fixated on that ending without realizing that his personal changes have now made him a viable capture target or reverse harem lead, take your pick

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  3. spoiled princess syndrome … I’ve known a few like that when I was in school, once they become adults for the most part they change when reality hits them …some go down very dark roads though …

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  4. “Not even my father ever hit me…” Girl needs some spanking. But that might cause her to shift from M to S and rape Kukuri right then and there. Or beg him to rape her assertively, because she’ll refuse to ask him to love her tenderly.

    I wonder if this is another one of those secrets Kukuri knows about her from the game, or if it was purely chance. If it’s the latter, it’s going to be fun to see Kukuri finding out Eliza is even softer/fragile than he knew. At any rate, I wonder how long until he starts winning her through her favorite foods.

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  5. thanks for the chapter xD
    brave kururi, but waiting what kind of revenge from eliza can make your stomach hurt…
    or maybe this is a flag and eliza will think about kururi??
    ah, whatever. i will be patient. good luck kururi!!

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    1. You know its customary to flick the forehead for mistakes and tussle the top of the head for rewards. I can already picture her relishing the experience in the future. xp

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  6. At least he wants to put in the effort to learn his club member names. Mostly club leaders just know their direct subs names and tell them to memorize it. Once he asks Heart or someone else for a list of their names they’ll probably increase their idolization towards Kururi.

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  7. Well, how wrong can I be. Seems like it’s not just a arrow from the bow of a commoner, but also the sharp end from a noble…

    @Sloth っ and つ, the second one is a real tsu, the first one is a shortener(something like opposite of the ー that prolongs the previous letter)/repeat next letter (tte (って))

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    1. For instance ははっ、はは、ははー. The first one is the knigthly way of acknowledge something, second is laughter, the third … Also laughter, just could carry a bit of a mocking wibe with it. Like はっはっはっ — that’s mostly used for hearty laughter ははは for normal and はーはーはー when someone is out of breath

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  8. Bwahahahahahahaha! I get it Kuroinfinity! It was definitely a fun read. That said, Eliza is such a sheltered child. I feel sorry for Kururi. I think this will be the moment where Eliza’s dad makes her his fiance.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  9. I have a sight that after hearing this event the father is going to say that kururi should take resposbility and marry her.
    Like “He can go against my daughter! Marvelous!”

    Not spoiler, purely ‘might be happening’, guesswork.

    Anyway, thanks for the translation!
    Zu’u kogaan, dii fahdon.

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    1. Quite possible. She is so domineering, but her parents are in VERY high positions in society. Dad’s the prime minster right? He should be at least a little sensible, enough to see that there is someone she is actually having trouble dealing with, someone that can actually discipline her. Damn…Eliza route confirmed? But what about best girl, princess-sama? Q.Q

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      1. I think she’s too busy ruining his business ventures by “enjoying” the scenery and with her chain quests at this point, wonder how those will level her up though …

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  10. That was….adorable….but at the same time made no sense. Why does she even care? She let Mary go because of the difference in class and replaced her so easily so…what does it matter to her what Mary does after that? Like, do you want someone you threw out to just keep begging you to let them back into your clique or something? I just don’t understand that at all. I knew there would be some sort of confrontation involving Mary at some point, but not only was this fast but also silly.

    Also, wouldn’t a yelling lecture be better than a flick to the forehead? :S Maybe I’m just being nitpicky. Well, it was still cute as hell. Legendary Hero Sword Princess still best character tho.

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    1. It was due to ‘pride’, people do a lot of stupid things to keep up their own image. Maybe after Mary started hanging with Kururi rumors of Eliza being the one abandoned started spreading instead of it being the other way around, hurting her pride. So in the end she decided she had to do something about it and punish Mary.

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      1. Depending on how dere she is it could be (probably wishful thinking as this would make her much cuter) that she wanted to motivate Mary to improve herself.
        😄

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  11. Bucho! Forehead-flicking a tsundere girl to tears has always been one of my dreams! You have carried it splendidly! I salute!

    I just love his silly monologue. It’s one of the good things he shares with Satou, Reika-sama, Ryou and such characters.

    PS: he should try nose-flicking, I’ve done that to my little sister a number of times. Her angry glare while covering her nose is satisfying.

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  12. Thanks 4 the chapters!

    Just started reading this and find this story very entertaining.
    I’m curious if he’ll interact with the princess someday.

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  13. Loooool! Epic Dokopin!!

    Kuruti did it this time!😄

    And as i did say, she went!!! And she (Mary) now is a club member too! Lol

    Hope for more funny chapters ahead.

    Also somehow I felt a weird stance from both Kururi and Eliza- I didn’t get what they were doing.

    Eliza went to take Mary for a betrayal of nothing cus she was not in the bethoral anymore… but its still understandable as nobles are weird… but Kururi asking that and then not replying with a logical argument was weird to….

    Well, dekopin of friendship solves everything!!!!!!

    Thanks for the chapter!!

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  14. Maybe because I try to rationalize conversations no matter what medium I read from, but why didn’t he question her on what grounds she has to punish Mary. Especially when said person is no longer part of her current group? The moment Mary was abandoned, it became a separate matter.

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  15. Thanks for the chapter.
    “Eliza is one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever scene, born into a powerful, wealthy house, and is blessed with a versatile amount of talent, but she’s so blessed to the point where she can no longer understand the feelings of those weaker than her.” Shouldn’t it be “Eliza is one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen, born into a powerful wealthy house, and blessed with a versatile amount of talent. But she’s so blessed to the point where she can no longer understand the feelings of those weaker than her.” Mostly correcting one word but the punctuation was personal taste.

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  16. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

    ” You guys are hot! Give me some space! ”
    Ahahahaha…
    XD…

    At least he can fought back in front of his cult so his stock raised in their eyes…
    :3…

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