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SL Chapter 55

Chapter 55: Swallowed by a bitter vortex

Translator: Tseirp


My younger sister was in my arms.

My younger sister who I thought that I might perhaps never see again or at least until she defeated the Demon Lord.




Ruti squeezed with her arms that were wrapped around my back.

Ruti was smiling, smiling while crying.


Gonz who was beside me and the Chikuwa-loving child who entered with Ruti were shocked stiff with their mouths wide open.


I have to say something …

First, I tightly hugged Ruti back.

I was happy to be reunited with my younger sister too. From the bottom of my heart.


After a while, once Ruti had finally calmed down, I softly squeezed Ruti’s shoulder and she obediently separated from me.

Her expression had returned to her usual expression too.

She was smiling even now but those who did not know Ruti would probably see it as an expressionless look.


“Onii-chan … you’re wrong.”

” … ? What are you referring to?”

“I do not feel anything for Ares.”


Was she referring to the time when Ares hugged her when I left?


“Really? I was sure that …”



Ruti denied it with a strong tone which she rarely used with me.

That was Ruti’s way of expressing her denial where there was no room for discussion so I honestly gave in.


“All right all right, it seems that I was mistaken.”



Ruti corrected me sadly. I see, so she did not have such a relationship with Ares …

While I was partially happy, I was also sad as it meant that Ruti did not have anybody to rely on in the end.


… I guess it was about time I explained to those around us.

But how should I explain it?


“Onii-chan so that girl is Red’s younger sister?”

“Onii-chan so the person in front of me is Gideon-san?”




Gonz and Chikuwa-loving girl both tilted their heads in confusion.

Hah, how should I explain this?




Lit was out buying dinner.

I will have to explain all kinds of matters to Ruti before she returned.

At the same time, I had to explain to Gonz as well.

Gonz was not exactly a tight-lipped person but he was still a person who could distinguish what not to speak about.




I’ll close the shop for a time.

After all, I could not manage the shop in this situation.


“Er, firstly, Gonz.”


“This child is my younger sister. But please do not tell those around us for now. I’ll explain to you properly another day so it would help me if you quietly went home for today.”

“Sure, I don’t really get what is going on but I can certainly tell that you both like each other.”


Gonz grinned.


“Younger sisters are good.”


Gonz had Nao too, his younger sister.

The two of them got along well and he treats her husband Mido and their son Tanta like his own family.


Gonz stood up straight and pat my shoulder.



“Erm, younger sister-san. Red … or perhaps your real name is Gideon? I don’t know your circumstances but this guy is a great and reliable guy for this Zoltan’s Downtown district. He has not done anything bad so you can relax.”



Ruti nodded.

However, it seemed to me that there was a shadow on her expression.




In the living room were me, Ruti, Chikuwa-loving girl … she was apparently called Tise, an Assassin that replaced me by Ares’ recommendation.

I felt that my role and that of an Assassin was quite far apart though.


“Ah — where should I start?”


“What is it?”

“Who is living with you?”


Ruti asked after taking a look around the room.

Ugh, she noticed even before I explained huh?


There wasn’t anything in the room that indicated Lit’s presence.

However, she probably realized that another person apart from me lived in this house from the arranged flower and flower pot as well as the sense of dishware.

I was a little nervous revealing it to my younger sister.


“I have someone I live together with.”

” … I see.”

“She’ll probably be back soon but you remember that shotel-wielding princess-sama Lislet who acted with us in Logavia?”

“That person huh?”


Ruti said a little sadly.

I guess it was really my mistake to think that she liked Ares instead of me.

Since we traveled together … no, since we were young, Ruti only had eyes for me.


“In any case, tell me the truth as to what happened to lead to this. I believe I asked Ares to say that I left the party to do scouting because I felt it was hard for me to fight.”

“After that, Yarandorara started claiming that Ares killed Onii-chan even though he claimed that Onii-chan ran away.”


That Ares bastard, he didn’t keep his promise huh?

Although it might not be my place to complain after I had left the party.


I told them my circumstances where I was told by Ares that I was a hindrance to the party and to leave the party, fell into despair, ended up in Zoltan, opened an Apothecary and ended up living together with Lit.


“I intend to live like this together with Lit. I plan to eventually marry her.”


I was a little nervous to clearly speak the word marriage.

Lit was a princess while I was a Knight with nothing more than a single generation of peerage.

It was not quite a case where our standings matched but … Lit and I were both prepared to abandon our social standings.


“I see.”


My expressions probably told Ruti that I was serious. Ruti did not say anything about the difference in pedigree and just quietly nodded.


“I’m sorry for leaving without telling you.”

” … It was Ares who was wrong. But.”


Ruti looked at me directly.


“I will silence Ares. So, is it all right?”

” … ”

“Lit can come along too. Onii-chan, let’s journey together again.”


Ruti said as if she was begging me.

Pain ran through my heart.

I … thought that there were others Ruti could rely on apart from me.

Ares, Danan, Theodora, Yarandorara.

They all had their weaknesses but they were stronger than me and were her companions who mastered their respective paths.


Even without me, Ares’ magic, Danan’s fists, Theodora’s spear and miracles, Yarandorara’s power to manipulate plants … I thought that they would be able to support Ruti.


“The party can’t hold without Onii-chan. I can even expel Ares. We need Onii-chan.”


Ruti explained the current situation of the party.

That Ares failed to accomplish my work on his own.

Danan left to look for me, Yarandorara left the party thinking I was murdered.

Tise entered the party to replace me but having one to replace three did not add up.


” …… ”


They defeated the Wind of the Four Heavenly Kings so I thought that the Hero party was doing well.

However, the Hero’s journey was not going favorably at all.

Just like the misgivings Lit had, huge issues surfaced after I left.


If I wish to return, I still had a place in the Hero party.

I could return to my days of adventuring once again if I wished for it.


However, even so … despite all that, I.


“Sorry, Ruti. I have already found my meaning in staying here.”


Not just Lit, this shop, this daily life have become my purpose in life.

This Zoltan … had already become my home.


“I see.”


Ruti quietly answered, having seemed to had a hunch midway through.



“In that case, I’ll live in this city too.”


My beloved younger sister said with the determination to abandon her adventure as I did.

Selfish words that carried with it the meaning of escaping from the war which determines the fate of the world.

However, I wonder if anybody could condemn those words.


Today will probably be a long day.

What should I say? What can I say?

My thoughts were swallowed by a bitter vortex.

But I did not feel that it was painful.


Because in front of my eyes was my beloved younger sister, a young girl who endured unbearable sorrow with an expressionless face.


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  1. Thanks! Nepu!
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  2. JonathaN


  3. daisynkysloth

    Thank you.
    Oh my, what a brocon!

  4. Shirou™

    Thx for the Chapter~!!
    (´。• ω •。`)

  5. Diggydawg

    Ares, a cliched example of high intelligence and rock bottom wisdom.

    Thanks for the delicious translation!

    • Felipe

      Most of those with the class “sage” end up thing they are smarter than everyone else just because they have that class, so they get conceited and end up like that thing called ares, for them having the class sage is the same as having physical proof of being superior

      • Reaper Phoenix

        Intelligence doesn’t equal wisdom after all. A lot of sci-fi stories revolve around genius scientists that didn’t have the wisdom to predict how their discoveries would impact society.

        • Owl

          On the other hand, stories are just stories, you can write anything you want in them.

          A more practical example would be Einstein, where despite his intelligence, his social and married life was a disaster. The money from his Nobel Prize award went into divorce settlements.

    • roar

      but sage is destined to be alone forever

  6. Dave

    I’m so glad that I wad wrong

  7. Afganitia

    Oh, but that cannot be!

  8. CJ Carlet



    • shadethedemon

      She’s smart enough not to go after/complain to her brother and disrupt their trust. Who knows what will happen if she gets lit alone.

    • Jalil29

      Next chapter I assume, i imagine Ruti continuously releasing blood thirst on her wanting to separate lit from red

  9. LeNuts

    Thanks for the chapter! An imouto’s eyes is indeed peerless in determining if her onii-chan is with another woman.

  10. Kokorosy

    Thanks for the chapter! I love the fact that Red understands that he has made a life for himself and found happiness, and sees no benefit in giving it up,especially Lit. I also like that Ruti seems to accept that her brother has a special somebody that isn’t her. She probably isn’t happy about it, but so far there isn’t any of the cliched tantrum over someone taking away her oni-chan…

    • Barnaby

      Yeah, so far there isn’t any immediate issues, however it’s still unknown how she will act towards Lit, how she will treat Lit while Red isn’t looking and lastly any emotional instability that might happen due to demon’s divine protection drug.

  11. Sunflowers

    And so everyone (in zoltan) lived happily ever after. The end.

    Thanks for the chapter 🙂

  12. Riceur

    I still had a really bad feeling even after i read this

  13. Adviel

    Imouto seems to be more mature then we thought. The conflict will probably arise wen she gets her hands on an ax and goes wild.

  14. Ie

    “Siscon, brocon, and kuudere” perks tag added in novelup okay my team is ready

  15. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter! Not surprised Ruti doesn’t want to leave. Probably some impending bloothbath when Lit returns though. XD

  16. Not Important

    So the war either stalls out as humanity hopefully has gained enought of a foothold that they are able to hold out for now, or humanity gets steamrolled till the peaceful corner of Zolton which the demons leave alone for good reason. I believe that Ruti will not go too crazy because the medicen side effects were because of a curse, the medicen itself lower the DP but the curse adds the demons DP so since she is immune to the curse it only lowers the DP, and she is still berzerk immune so she can’t really rage too much. I’m starting to question what emotions were killed by the DP skills, she can definitely feel joy And spite. She is definitly Kunndere as she is mostly flat emotionally. But did her DP leave a blindspot specificly for family, if so it was probably so that she will have something to protect, which seems to have backfired spectacuarly.

    • Arienai

      Wasn’t her emotion”surpressed” instead of “killed”?
      She is capable of having emotion just fine, but can’t execute any action that is unrelated to”saving the world”, “slaying the demon lord” so those emotion hardly surface as she herself doesn’t really seem to care about either of the goals.

      • Not Important

        When I say dead emotions I’m mainly refreing to the nullification skills that she has, and says are more like giving up something rather than gaining resistance to it, for example, the bezerk immunity would rasonibly, and immunity to suprise would take away suprise, ect. But I understand the argument against that, Its jsut my intpertation, thanks for the reply though.

        • Not Important

          Why do my comments have so many typos, “ bezerk immunity would reasonable kill anger, if not heavly supress it.

          • Spoon

            When your typo correction leaves additional typos I feel like I have to step in. “berserk immunity would reasonably kill anger, if not heavily suppress it.”
            You maybe want to take a little more time when typing. I feel a heavy amount of mistakes come from swapping characters or missing characters. Typical for me when I rush while typing.
            (I’m German so it’s my cultural heritage to be a grammar Nazi.)

            On the point of the topic – while the immunization of certain statuses did indeed remove the correlating emotion completely (this was stated in earlier chapters) anything not tied to a negative status would still be intact but heavily buried by her hero abilities.

            So a little bit of what both of you said imo. And since as long as she takes the medicine she can remove the influence of her hero sign and actually act on any fits of jealousy she might have.
            Not that she would but bear in mind that she actually has the ability to act on those things now. And as every Yandere victim out there knows selfish “positive” emotions in contrast to selfless ones can heavily distort the reasoning process.

  17. Thanks for the chapter! imouto wants to be added on onii-chan’s harem :’)

  18. Filip Dinca

    Although Ruti seems quite mature, we should remember that her divine protection can hide her feelings, and ignore them. But at least they got help vs that second senior demon, who ate Danan’s arm (or whoever was the wrestler/fighter).
    Thanks for the chapter!!

  19. Reaper Phoenix

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Maybe Red/Gideon can train replacement members for the hero party.

  20. Thank you very much Tseirp!!!!!!!

  21. Ade Utama

    No matter if Gideon decided to follow Rutin or stay, it’s the end for Ares..
    He’s not gonna killer but he’s already fated to lost the trust of other for good..

  22. Kuzo

    Thanks for the chappu~

    She’s like “who give a damn about world and demon lord when i can live with my beloved onii-chan?”

    Best imouto and worst hero ever~

    • Inbetweenaction

      To be fair. Her main reason for hunting the biggest bad is that it grants her the option of Not jumping into sevage water anytime a kid drops something semi important to them. When she can’t leverage the greater good against her DP she is forced to help everyone and anyone with any trouble they might have. She can’t even buy grocerys for herself if there is a beggar anywhere near the market. Or anyone ill who has problems with their medicin bill. And might be forced to jump into a dungpile to get a kids toy after buying the grocerys…

  23. Thanks for the chapter. It’s been hard to fake being ignorant about this, I mainly read the “Hero” chapters of the raws in hopes to see if a blood bath would occur or not.

    Well… everyone, I had been faking ignorance as you know. And no, not refunding anyone who took bets in a cat fight between Lit (main heroine) and Ruti (imouto).

    • junior1210

      No no. Don’t sell yourself short, I’m sure you’re every bit as ignorant as you were pretending to be, or maybe even more so.

      Sorry, that was just to tempting not to take.

  24. Pondscum

    Thanks for the chapter, am I the only one who kind of wishes Ruti was a boy, that way there would be less brother-sister tension that goes nowhere and more brother-brother tension that may go somewhere?

  25. Zax

    Ruti seems normal so far… Wonder how long it will last. Thanks for the chapter

  26. Arstolas

    Thnaks for the chapter

    But where is the bloodbath, I’ve been itching to read the scene…

  27. PrinceRazor

    I’m just worried that The Hero’s inherent curse nullification completely removed the devil’s protection side. Thus meaning when the drug wears off there is no transfer of levels from the devil protection back to the divine protection of the hero.

    Essentially permanently reducing the Hero status in a weird unintentional side effect of mixing the Hero’s powers with the drug.

  28. Daeng Yoja

    Tise, as a good companion you should tell onii-chan that his sister is now doing drug and have potential to become drug addict, and make onii-chan rehabilitate her imouto.

  29. Dips

    You go Ruti! Fuck this enforced quest! I bet the demons are probably nice guys too who are being manipulated by this so called god on this shitty chess board of a world. If you can manipulate your “gift” with the “poison” then you do it until you have no gift left because that’s when you really are truly free from the oppression!

  30. Renaxan

    Thanks for the chapter

    Damn i want see the bloodbath

  31. anonybiw

    god i gotta rant, Ares the petty sage banished red for nothing and got the supposed group split up since red was the thread that got them to work toghether. as for Red friggin leaving ruti behind like that was pure betrayal as a brother and companion on her journey, no matter what Ares told him or showed him. Gideon should atleast have told Ruti. and seeing Ares hug her like that when he knows her emotional suppressing shit makes the start even more sad to think about.

  32. Airie Chan

    Thanks for the chapter!

    As the story flows, there won’t be a bloodbath scene, although some awkward instances might happen.

  33. Ranic

    Selfish.. if you think that way about ruti, you should also think that you yourself is also selfish lil’ gideon..
    Anyway thanks for the chapter ya~

  34. Yago Coca

    “Fuck it, if Onii-chan is not coming back, i quit”.

    And thats how the Demon Lord won the war without knowing it…

  35. Owo

    Yeah girl just live with your onii chan and sister in law, fuck that world peace shit

  36. It’s not like he’s gonna tell her “nope, go have fun defeating demons”.
    (tho she can go back and forth nicely thanks to the airboat now)

    But conveniently, there’s one demon general plotting nearby~

  37. Sgt. Tin

    Thanks for the chapter desu

    All the problems will gone once the demon lord is dealt with, right?
    Let’s contact some other demon lord class to come teach this demon lord a right way to live // I think Rimuru or Hajime will be a good teacher for this demon lord

  38. Kynnath

    I hope Gideon won’t do something hypocritical like trying to convince her to keep fighting while he chills at home. It looks so far like he’s taking it in stride, though, so good for him.

  39. Wanderer

    Please let her be able to stay. This poor girl has clearly been driven to the edge of madness. Let her have peace, please.

  40. Michael Murray

    Honestly I am glad. Ruti Is only a hero because her blessing compels her to be a hero when all she wants to do is live with her brother.

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