Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! – Prologue

Before reading chapter 1 of this spin-off (released next week), I recommend reading Consulting with this Masked Devil Chapter 1&3 and all 3 volumes of the Explosion Spin-off series.

Now without further ado, I present to you the (very short) prologue of Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions!

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Table of Contents


Prologue

It happened on the night of the fireworks festival. The festival that I was supposed to go to with that person.

After I failed to fulfill my promise with that person, when I was dragging myself home with depressed steps——

——I came across the mansion of the corrupt nobles known as Undine.

At the outskirts of the mansion, I spotted a pair of strange looking people.

When I saw that mask that one of them wore, I felt my heart skip a beat.

What is this? Was I always such a simple girl?

I should be someone that isn’t swayed so easily by appearances, but…

I gathered my resolve, and approached the two of them.

“—U-, Um… Could it be? Could you guys be the duo from the Silver-Haired Thieving group?”

The two of them jumped in surprise at the voice from behind them.

With great passion and a shrill, excited voice, I introduced myself.

I proceeded to ask the two — who showed forced, twitching smiles — something I had been curious about for a while now.

“Did you two infiltrate the royal castle in order to protect the princess—sama from the dangerous divine instrument!?”

In response to my question——

Ah-, Yes. Our calling is as chivalrous thieves, and we are the ally of the masses. Even if it is the princess, we will not turn our eyes from a young girl exposed to danger. If there is a crisis that beckons us, it makes no difference whether it is a noble’s mansion or a royal castle, we will infiltrate it. That is the mission of the Masked Thieving Group

There were some small differences, but this person valiantly declared her intentions nonetheless.

Megumin was it? Actually, we’re going to steal a certain thing from the mansion while the occupants are asleep. It is something that is necessary for the future of humanity. Though thieving is not praiseworthy behavior, but for us, this is something that we must do, even if a bounty is put on our heads.

I could feel his spirit being hidden within.

For some reason, I feel a sense of dejavu when I look into his one unconcealed eye.

I averted my gaze from his eyes, and continued to listen to them.

From here, we will infiltrate this mansion, and steal something that will be an important trump-card to use against the demon king army. We wouldn’t stop you from spreading this information…, but I would like your trust, this is for the sake of humanity after all.

Basically, the two of them – despite the large bounties on their lives – were working hard for the sake of the world. In order to defeat the demon king army, they made all of humanity their enemies, and faithfully continued their activities.

Without a care for what they had done; Without a care for what they were about to do—

As if they had been best friends for the longest time, they shared a cheerful atmosphere.

Seeing their moods, my chest began to ache for some reason.

Then, I bid the two of them farewell.

As if I had left my heart behind, I looked back a countless number of times, and pretended to leave.

That day—

As the sole person that bore witness to their efforts, I resolved to help them from the shadows——

Next Chapter


Notes:

  • If you don’t remember the rest of the events during this chapter re-read Volume 8, Chapter 4, Part 4 to Part 6
  • The spin-off was written in commemoration of Megumin’s victory in the popularity poll.
  • Next week’s chapter is fabulous.

Updates:

  • I will be picking up “The Akashic Records and the Bastard Instructor” as a translation project
  • I may consider picking up Re:Zero fanfic in the future
  • WordAds has approved this blog for their advertisement program as of August 30th
  • Since the site is hosted on WordPress.com domain, disqus can’t be used.
  • The ‘About’ section of the site has been updated with actual text!
  • KonoSuba’s 2nd season will air in January 2017, do look forward to it! 

34 thoughts on “Continued, Gifting this Wonderful World with Explosions! – Prologue

  1. Thanks for the translation! I really appreciate it since I was worried I would have had a bit of withdrawal with this series.

    Also pretty interesting in that it seems like Megumin is subconsciously aware that Kazuma is one of the thieves, but isn’t consciously aware of it (or pretending not to be aware of it). Also this line- “As if they had been best friends for the longest time, they shared a cheerful atmosphere. Seeing their moods, my chest began to ache for some reason.” seems to imply that Megumin might be a little jealous of the atmosphere Kazuma and Chris/Eris has. I wonder if that will be relevant later on?

  2. Thanks yuNS for another great release of this awesome light novel! Main series, spin-off, short stories… everything is fantastic!!

    ps. yuNS instead of Re:Zero fanfic I believe it would be better to pick up a project as enjoyable as Konosuba like Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita. It would be nice to see a translator focusing on comedic LN instead of action orientated.

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