Eliza chapter 53 – Defensive battle at Fort Jugfena, Part 11

Whatever the case, to think that monster baboons would suddenly appear in Fort Jugfena. When we passed by the third floor the first time, those monsters hadn’t been there in the entrance hall.

The timing, and the fact that they’re in the fort, everything is going too good for Densel.

Suddenly, something occurred to me.

When I first came to Fort Jugfena, I had seen a bloodstained red seeping out from the misty Monster Forest while it was hazy and drizzling. It couldn’t be. There shouldn’t be anyone that would go to the Monster Forest. Perhaps, it was Densel soldiers that were making preparations already so that they could invade us through the Monster Forest. On top of that, they must have had the ability to transport monster baboons here to Fort Jugfena.

It doesn’t seem real. But, I can’t think of any other explanation. I can’t think of any other reason why there would be monster baboons here in Fort Jugfena.

“Get out of my way!!”

While still holding on to me with one arm, Kamil dove straight into our pursuers behind us. It felt like my heart was freezing over.

I was wondering if Kamil wanted to kill me so much that he would be willing to die as well, fear, anger, and suspicion were all welling up within me. But it’s too late to escape from his arm now. The fire’s right behind me.

Kamil dodged the slashes from the attackers closest to us, and just like long ago when he cut down the earth lizard, he killed someone with a single stab. The point of Kamil’s sword went in between the enemy’s clavicle and the soft fleshy part of his neck.

As expected, that winter day Kamil had been trying to hide his true skills from me. My face was turning slightly pale.

Kamil dodged the next attacker’s sword swing easily, and he even slit the throat of the man hiding behind him waiting to ambush us. He did all of this with a backhanded grip on his sword, and without even looking. Smack, I heard another soft sound and the splashing of some warm liquid.

In an instant, Kamil killed three people like it was nothing. I could only watch what was going on in a daze.

At the same time, I was so scared that goosebumps were crawling up my flesh. He has the skill to kill people so easily – no, why does Kamil have the training to be able to specialize in killing people so easily.

While repeating his movements robotically, Kamil kept dodging all enemies’ attacks and slicing their throats, and in less than five minutes, Kamil had taken out all twentyish pursuers by himself. There was so much blood that it was seeping into the carpet, and blood was splashing everywhere and making ripples as it dripped off of Kamil’s hair. A smell of iron mixed in with the smell of death, and my stomach started overturning and I began to hurl. Because I only had a light breakfast, at least there wasn’t much to throw up.

After I finished throwing up, Kamil’s blood-covered left hand touched my back.

“You alright?”

As he asked me, he started running with me again. There’s monster baboons on the second floor, and the third floor is covered in fire, there’s no path to the hidden passage.

It seems that he’s not going to kill me in those pools of blood, I wonder if it’s because he doesn’t have the time to as the fire is still coming after us, – or maybe he just wants to get to the bottom of my identity first before killing me.

On the other side of the flames, are the knights carrying Earl Einsbark and Wiegraf still okay? There was only one knight left behind on this side of the fire, but due to being seriously injured by shrapnel from the explosion, he had died in the fire.

“……Where are we going?”

Why is it that, it feels so painful to just open my mouth. My hands and feet feel so hot. I feel like they’re burning in the fire. Kamil looked down at me and my expression that looked like it was about to cry. Whatever his facial expression meant, I’m too tired to even think about it right now.

“Somewhere…… Anywhere, that’s safe……”

Just as Kamil replied to me in a soft voice, in the distance I heard the booming sound of another explosion. It came from above us. It must be another explosive. Then, another explosion followed shortly after it. It seems that going up will be a bad idea.

“……Let, me down. I can, run on my own……”

I was muttering. Kamil either didn’t or pretended not to hear me, and he adjusted me in his grip as if to make me more comfortable, and increased his speed even more.

We passed the tower, and went through the knight building all the way to the barracks. Since the enemies had kept coming from the south, I thought that we would get annihilated by enemy soldiers there, but contrary to my expectations there were few enemies, and Kamil disposed of all the enemy soldiers that weren’t wearing our tunics without a sound.

The nobles’ building had stopped burning. After the carpet and curtains were burned up, there’s nothing else other than rough, sturdy stone corridors.

Why had Kamil killed so many and brought me here, I wonder. As I thought, is he trying to kill me? But then why isn’t he killing me yet.

I’m so tired, that I could only keep thinking about this in circles, but because my analyzation level had gone down so much I couldn’t even get an answer.

As I heard some mayhem outside the window, that’s when it happened.


24 responses to “Eliza chapter 53 – Defensive battle at Fort Jugfena, Part 11

    • Rather than just Kamil, I think she always think that all the subordinates and citizen want her dead. Also, when you commit some kind of crime, your paranoia will make you assume that everyone know about it. Coupling that with Kamil appearing out of a sudden even though he suppose to be at some village, her doubt further intensify. Exhaustion, witnessing a slaughter, near dead experience, and injury from explosion probably didn’t help in making her think straight too.

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    • I feel ya. As I read this chapter, I just wanted to shake her and yell, “HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW YET, WHY WOULD HE WANT TO KILL YOU!”.
      But yeah, it’s probably the shock and exhaustion talking, as yu3kino mentioned.

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  1. There are probably hundreds soldiers trying to kill her. The building is burning. Those are far more pressing than a man who you killed his father might or might not know that you did that and might or might not want to kill you.

    I’m honestly getting tired of her guilt and fear toward Kamil. I hope this resolves quickly…

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    • She should be afraid, shes had to put up with a lot of shit, even a child managed to harm her through all those soldiers, shes in a kids body in a world thats toxic to her at all levels, she has to win her own men to her side and still hasnt managed it, has to put up with dismissive underlings who dont listen to her, then finds out that the one who is protecting her has a Father who was executed for killing her parents, shes surrounded by hate and indifference, always one misstep away from her end. You fear the ones closest to you the most, Kamil killed his Mother, she killed her entire family, how can she not distrust others, and fear their motives?

      She admires and yet fearful of that killing prowess Kamil has, In her eyes shes screwed either way, Id say shes thinking that right now shes on borrowed time. She doesnt even know what to do with Kamil, unlike that child she has tucked away, Kamil isnt so easily handled.

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    • Thinking about it she did nothing to point the murder at someone else and with the low loyalty the family had his father likely was dealing in some darkness if there was more evidence against him then any of the house staff.

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  2. Poor Kamil. Eliza is getting reeeally paranoid..so much that it wouldn’t be wrong to say that she’s literally putting a sword in his hands and pressing it onto her own neck. He doesn’t even have a word in all this, does he?

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  3. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Paranoia, every leader needs a healthy dose of it. The problem is when there is too much or too little.
    Too little and you’re bound to be stabbed on the back. Too much and you’ll alienate your allies.

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  4. Aw the poor baby! (Im talking about Kamil, and to an extent Eliza) Actions talk louder than words, but in this case Eliza’s mentality is so deranged she cant tell good from bad. For better or for worst, I think they really need to talk things through, and there is no better time than when running through hell fire in an attempt to rid yourself from enemies, to speak your truest feelings.

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  5. I’m torn whether I like this one best or destruction flag otome. This one has a bit more of an interesting world and eliza is rather interesting, but destruction flag I feel is better written.

    Both translations are good though so thanks! Good work.


  6. In novel updates in the genre bar it says that this novel is tragedy, please tell me it’s not tragedy I just want kamel and Eliza to end up happily ever after together.

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  7. Thanx for update, eliza is right, he lied and liars can’t be trusted. The problem is she doesn’t have her own network of information, she has to rely on others and that’s dangerous, more so when so many people hate her family.

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  8. I Still don’t know what Eliza could have seen back then at the Monster Forest, especially since it disappeared after she blinked. xD It doesn’t really seem like she has powers of premonition? I also wonder who’s stronger, Kamil or Claudia.


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