30. Confession

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――The arm of the priest moves quickly.
Each time it does so, the piece of paper on the table reveals a new part of the status.

I underwent the transference from the priest after the meal.

The results of one’s first transference is a record to be commemorated.
The piece of paper laid on the table was lavishly decorated with gold-leaf.

On that extravagant piece of paper, the priest was writing words down without any hesitant strokes.
His eyes were half-closed, and didn’t seem to be focusing on anything.

The priest’s arm suddenly stopped after writing the last line of the status.

He slowly opened his eyes.

He dropped his gaze to the paper on the table ――then, he opened his eyes wide.

“This, this is……!”

The priest leaned over the paper, moving his eyes and neck at an amazing speed, looking over the paper over and over again.
When he finished, he blinked tightly, pinched the bridge of his nose and shook his head over and over, checked over the paper once more, before leaning back into his chair.

……Mn, thank you for the good reaction.

“Fa, Father……?

Alfred-tousan asked with a, as expected, worried face.

“O, oh……It’s complete.
The transference went fine, it succeeded.
My goodness, I thought it might have failed for a moment, but it succeeded without a doubt.
It should have succeeded…… no, that’s enough.
For now, take a look at this.”

The priest signed the paper and  displayed it in front of Dad.

“Well, then……huh?”

Dad freezes.

“Geez what’s with you two? Is there something strange in Edgar-kun’s status……ehh!?

Mum freezes as well.

I also try to take a peek at the paper.

The contents are like this.

『Trustee_Edgar Chrebl」
Oracle_Solow Atra Abaddon」

Level_31」
HP_63」
MP_2142」

Skills」
」No fatigue-_Instant Interpretation-」
」Appraisal 9_Database-」
」Physics Magic 8_Enchant Magic 3_Mana Control 6_Letterless Invocation 6_Magic Language 1」
」Throwing Spear Techniques 5_Flying Sword Techniques 2_Shuriken Techniques 5_Throwing Axe Techniques 2_Knife Throwing 2_Fire Magic 7_Water Magic 2_Wind Magic 6_Earth Magic 2_Light Magic 3_Telekinesis Magic 9_Mana Manipulation 9_Simultaneous Invocation 9_Mana Perception 1_Cryptanalysis 2_Eavesdropping 3_Farsight 2」

」Blessing of a Benevolent God+1 (Atrazenec)」
I guarantee that there are no mistakes in the above results of the Oracle. Solow Atra Abbadon』

I suppose the ”」” at the beginning and end of each line and the ”_” that fill the spaces were used to prevent false data from being written.
It’s similar to the receipt format I learned at my company in my previous life.
There’s only one other strange part, but that can wait until after I explain to Mum and Dad.

Putting that aside, I’ve been troubled for a while.

In regards to how much of my status I should show.

In the end, I decided to not hide any of it.

One of the reasons is that it would be hard to raise my skills if I continued to hide the characteristics of [No Fatigue].
But more than that, Alfred-tousan and Julia-kaasan are trying to protect me with all their might―― I don’t want to lie to those two.

……Although I say that, I did waver a bit when the priest said it was possible to hide my skills.

But since I knew that the priest had the abnormal condition of being unable to tell anyone about the status he saw here, I figured that showing all of it to see how big a reaction it would cause wouldn’t be a bad idea.

I got a bigger reaction than I had been expecting, so I do feel a little bad about it.

“……Err, so this is…… not a mistake, right?

Dad, who finally woke up from his stupor, said.

“……Yes. I can understand your feelings, but this is definitely the result of the Oracle.”

“The skills take up 4 lines, why is that?”

Mum asks.

“The skills in the bottom line represent his General skills. The second line from the bottom is for Master Class skills.
This much you should already know.”

“Y, yes…… both Julia and I have Master Class skills.

“Ah, that’s right.
Alfred-dono has [Spearmanship] and Julia-dono has [Fire Element Magic].
It’s rare for both spouses to have Master Class skills.]”

“But what is going on with this child’s skills?  The bottom two lines are abnormally full, and I’ve never heard of any of the skills in the top two lines.”

“No……Fatigue?  Appraisal……?”

The couple tilt their heads in unison, and the priest nodded solemnly.

“The skills that are third from the bottom are called Legendary Class skills.”

“Wha-……! Legendary……!?”

“Eeeeeeh-!?”

Mum and Dad were surprised.

“According to the teachings passed down in the Samsara Temple, they are skills that the masters in the ranks of masters can attain only when they get some kind of good fortune.
Among those, [Appraisal] is famous just with its name.
It lets you decipher the hidden information in all things, an ability that deserves the title ‘Legendary’.”

“Decipher the hidden information in all things……?
Th-that’s it! Occasionally Ed will know about something he shouldn’t have learned yet, so that’s why!”

After hearing the priest’s words, Dad said that, taken aback.

……As I thought, you had been concerned about that.

“Was this also how he learned magic so fast? Uh-uh, that seems kind of wrong……?”

Julia-kaasan muttered while tilting her head.

“The two of you, isn’t it a bit too soon to be surprised?
The line of skills at the top is probably for… Mythical Class skills, it can only be that.”

““M-mythical Class!?””

“Yes. Above even the Legendary Class―― with effects that transcend the principles of this world, a rare skill that can only be bestowed directly from the Gods. And to have two of them……”

“[No Fatigue] and…… the other is written in unreadable characters.

Dad muttered with a frown.

That’s right. [Instant Interpretation] was not written in the characters of this world, but in Japanese.

“Hmmm. Edgar-kun, do you have any ideas about this?
Or rather, to what level do you understand your own skills?”

The priest asks me.

“The General skills and Master Class skills I got on my own.
I’ve had No Fatigue since I was born.”

“What kind of skill is [No Fatigue]? I’ve been a priest for such a long time, but I have never heard of it.”

“I don’t get tired. I don’t need to sleep either.”

“You don’t get tired? You said it’s fine to not sleep?”

“I did think that Edgar-kun had a lot of stamina for a small child, but to think it was because of a skill like this…….”

Mum muttered, looking slightly shocked.

“Just wait, Ed knew about this but he didn’t tell us?
Well, it is something that would be bad to carelessly mention, but how was Ed able to judge that it would be bad to carelessly mention the skill?”

“That is……”

I say, faltering.

“Hmm……That Divine Protection might play a part in this.”

The priest says.

“Look at this. The final line in his status.
This child was born with a strong blessing from Atrazenec-sama.
Saying this is a little…. But even I, who have worked as a priest of Atrazenec–sama’s for many years, remain at a standstill after being noticed by Atrazenec-sama. It means that Edgar-kun was born in this world shouldering the destiny to surpass even me.”

“The destiny to surpass the Father……”

“One more thing, and this also a teaching of the Samsara Temple; Among the ones who are born with the Blessing of the God of Samsara, there are some who are born with the memories of their previous life.”

“Knowledge of their previous life, huh.”

Alfred-tousan looked at me, perplexed.
Julia-kaasan also looked at me anxiously.

I resolved myself and replied.

“I have knowledge of my former life.
This is why my skills are so abnormal.
I don’t know how it is in this world, but from what I’ve learned by listening in on Mum and Dad, I thought it would be better if I didn’t talk about it.”

“Is the second Mythical-Class skill connected to that by any chance?”

“The second Mythical class skill is called Instant Interpretation. It translates a language called ‘Japanese’ from my previous life to the Marquekt Common Language.”

“I see.”

The priest nodded once and turned to face Mum and Dad.

“This child could have kept his skills hidden from me.
But instead, he decided to share them with you, his parents.
――Edgar-kun, why did you decide to open up to Alfred-dono and Julia-dono?”

The priest probably asked because he knew what I want to say.

“I didn’t want to keep it a secret.
From here on, there will probably be a lot of times when I will need to hide my skills.
But I didn’t want to keep them a secret from Mum and Dad.”

“Then conversely, why did you keep it a secret  until now?”

“……Because I didn’t want to scare them”

Mum and Dad quietly listen to my story.

“I heard about your actions at Ranzrack Fortress, did you not think about hiding your abilities then?

“It was because I thought Mum and Dad were at risk.
Goleth was a dangerous opponent who had accepted the Evil God’s curse of calamity.”

“Did you say 《The Evil God’s Curse of Calamity》!?”

Dad asks the startled priest.

“Father, just what exactly is 《The Evil God’s Curse of Calamity》(?)……?”

“Edgar-kun was blessed by the Goddess of reincarnation, Altrazenec, one of the Benevolent Gods. On the other hand, there are those who draw the attention of the Evil God, Monguenues, and are granted tremendous power by making a deal. I was in doubt of this until now but……”

Mum says to the frowning priest.

“Back then, the leader of <Black Wolf Fang>, Goleth, certainly had some strange powers. He threw spears empowered by powerful magic hundreds of metres, destroying the fort’s walls. I probably couldn’t have won if Edgar-kun hadn’t fought.“

“Mn…… so he was strong enough to make the 《Flame Prison Witch》 say that.”

“With the Evil God’s curse of calamity, Goleth had given up part of his lifespan to receive a great bonus to his HP and MP and even gained the Enchant Magic skill.”

“Bonus? What exactly are you talking about?”

“By bonus, I mean that with the Evil God’s curse of calamity or the blessing of a Benevolent God, you can greatly increase your HP and MP. Goleth had added 250 to both his HP and MP.”

“A-added 250, you say!? Even though someone should only have 120 HP at most when they’ve reached level 50.”

“Goleth’s original HP was 129.
Since it’s the result of Appraisal, there’s no doubt.

“So you’re saying that his HP became three times the original?
His MP also rose, right?
The total is as though Julia’s maximum MP had been added on top of his own, huh?
He’s a complete monster.”

Dad says as he shakes his head.

To add to both his HP and MP, Goleth shaved off 10 years of his lifespan apiece. Since he had to shave off more of his lifespan for the ‘Enchant Magic’ and ‘Toughness’ skills, his lifespan should have become 40 years shorter.”

“……Hm. Is that price cheap or expensive……as expected of an Evil God, huh.”

“It seems Julia and I were in greater danger than I had thought…….
Ed, really, thank you.”

Dad strokes my head.

“But, I wish you would tell us things like that sooner.”

Mum puffs up her cheeks.

“……I’m sorry.”

I said from my heart, as I lowered my head.

My head was enveloped by something warm.

“I also need to say sorry. Edgar-kun was so worried and I didn’t even notice.”

Mum says as she hugs me tightly.
Drops of something warm fell on my head.
As I looked up in surprise, Mum was crying.

“……I’m really sorry.”

“No, it’s fine. ―― But,”

Mum lightly hit my head,

“from now on, tell everything to your mother.
Even if it’s something that’s hard to believe.
Then Mum can think about it together with you.”

“……Okay.”

My voice seemed like it would crack.

I started to tear up despite my age.

I should have done this earlier.


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57 thoughts on “30. Confession

  1. I live for reunions and secret reveals of true power. Arifureta reunion between Hajime and Kaori. Souen no Historia reunion between the reincarnated Butler and his childhood friend from his previous life. Though in this case, it will be a reunion between destined adversaries. Something like Hokuto no Ken.

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    1. well…he was just lucky Julia and Alfred are such good, kind and understanding people it’s not usually the case you know?. Anyways, loved this chapter such sweetness and fluffiness is good once in awhile =3

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      1. Really? Because in all novels I have read when the MC says it they except it. It’s either he says it and they except it or he doesn’t say it and they just put it off that he’s a genius. I haven’t read any where he says it and disown or neglect him because of it.

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        1. that is true, but what i was saying is that this couple is specially kind and understanding, granted other parents would eventually accept the reincarnated but you think they would accept him or her that easily and without that much trouble?, besides it’s the love of his parents, making him feel secure what triggered his decision, well in the end all is well and that’s what matter

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        2. It is all of the biases (true or not) obtained in the former world. Mostly mc comes from bottom of the social heirarchy(neet, otaku etc. ) which mostly have low opinion of humanity and the world they usually end up is medieval where if they pay attention to history are full of inhumane things. There is also the internet where those who reveal something unbeliavable(aliens, UMA etc.) or contrary to the status quo are lynched and humilated regardless of evidence . It is hard to trust in those condition. There are also instances that the world they end up with has the thing they always wanted or obsess with ended up forgetting the other world.

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  2. officially one of my faves of all time, Few stories like this actually have the mc tell those around them its a lovely change of pace to have them in the know and not treat the mc like a monster

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  3. For as much annoyance as it generates in me with its murder mystery arc later on, I really like that the MC didn’t hide that he was reincarnated from his family.

    In most of these isekai series there’s no good reason to conceal it, and despite Edgar having a decent reason not to share it, (He should try to avoid gaining the attention of the serial killer.) he values his relationship with his parents more than his own secrets. Plus, he finally gets to reveal his OP abilities.

    Thanks for the translations.

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  4. good story perfect for good MC. but i think edgar-kun should learn little from certain paranoid dungeon adventurer, to hide his ability. evil god may caught mom dad and brainwash them to tell your skill you know. you cant be too cautious.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter! I am so glad he told them. It took a lot of courage. Its wonderful that their family love transcends the awkwardness of him retaining his former memories. Edgar is so fortunate to have been born to these two wonderful parents.

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  6. That was touching~! But so many amazing things were revealed that the parents didn’t notice the other crazy stuff… MP?
    Thank you so much, I’ve been waiting for this!

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