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Okay, so after looking at the polls and the comments you guys have left me, I've decided to compromise and put both chapter links and the entire story into 1 page. It'll take a bit of time before the rest of the books are condensed into 1 page, but I'll try to do them ASAP.

(15/6/2012)

Monday, 2 April 2012

Book 4: Move 3 – The Third Move to Slay a Dragon: “Raise money to fund the adventure.”

*Disclaimer note: This is merely a translation of the original Chinese version. I do not claim any part in the creation of the original story.


 

When I got back to the weapons store, Igor was no longer there. I figured that he'd probably got tired of waiting for me, so I hurried back to the inn. Sure enough, the moment I opened the door I saw everyone sitting around inside, even Igor.

"Where the hell did you run off to?" Igor asked me in annoyance.

I ignored him.

Women should be better at guessing one's age, right? So I turned to Caecilia and asked, "Caecilia, how old do you think I am?"

Caecilia who was busying with the nets and traps blinked at my question. The others, too, put down their work and looked up at me.

When she saw my serious expression, Caecilia straightened up and gave my sudden question some thought, scrutinising my face carefully before saying with certainty, "Probably around twenty-three or twenty-four; definitely no older than twenty-five. "

Damn it……

"Could I possibly be eighteen years old?"

"Definitely not!" Caecilia immediately rejected the possibility.

I got quiet at that.

So, I'm a twenty-three to twenty-four – possibly even twenty-five – year old virgin…… Could there be anything harder to accept than this?!

"Creus?" asked Yuna gently. "Do you feel that you should be younger? It's alright, people will mature in time, so don't worry. Eighteen is a bit unlikely, but maybe twenty--"

"Ah!" Caecilia's sudden cry cut Yuna off, as she stared at the open door.

The unicorn that I had hidden outside had impatiently pushed its way through the door and trotted up to me. I could sense that its muscles were a little tense as it kept a wary eye on the rest of my teammates.

"How did you find it?" my teammates asked in surprise and glee.

I, on the other hand, was feeling a lot less happy about it, and said dully, "I didn't find it, it found me."

Yuna and Caecilia moved forward and reached out to touch the unicorn, but it shied away and hid behind me, bumping its head against me in uncertainty. The girls' actions had probably made it feel uneasy; it was stomping and snorting heavily. Upon seeing this, I gave it a few pats to calm it down.

As I patted it…… why's everyone staring at us so?

"Don't unicorns only allow the touch of virgin girls?"

I froze at that and said defensively, "I'm not a virgin—ah!"

Oh shit!

They blinked before turning to look between the unicorn and I.

The unicorn – not pleased that I had stopped petting it – was now trying to push its way into my arms. I tried to push it away, but was no match for its strength. I couldn't do anything to stop it from rubbing its head against my chest…… damn horse!

Just then, Caecilia started snorting in laughter.

She was followed by Igor who gave an unapologetic bellow of laughter.

Walter tried to keep himself from smiling, but was unsuccessful. He finally gave in and burst out into chuckles.

Archie gave me a pitying look and patted my back, consoling, "Perhaps forgetting everything was a good thing after all. Pfft, hahaha! A twenty-five year old virgin…… hahaha!!"

Halfway through his failed attempt at consoling me, he could no longer control his laughter and burst out laughing…… right in my ear! Thankfully, I was well-prepared this time and had quickly covered my ears. The others, on the other hand, had been too busy laughing at my plight and so were caught unawares, receiving the full blast of Archie's loud penetrating laughter. They looked to be in agony.

'Hmph! Serves them right!'

After his laughter had died down, I immediately retorted, "Who said I'm twenty-five! According to Caecilia, I might be twenty-three! And Yuna even said I might be twenty. That's right! I must be twenty!"

Just then, the unicorn started licking my hand. I immediately snatched my hand back and smacked its head. Even with their headaches, Yuna and Caecilia cried out in alarm for the beast, but the damn horse didn't seem to feel anything and continued pressing up against me…… Damn it!!

'You damn perverted, virgin-loving unicorn, get away from me!

'I'm definitely not a virgin!!'

"Seeing as Creus has brought the unicorn back…… pfft! Wahahaha!"

Caecilia's serious words turned into mirthful laughter midway in her sentence. She was laughing so hard that drops of tears were leaking out from the corners of her eyes and she was unable to get another word out. She was then followed by Igor. I covered my ears in preparation…… but to my surprise, Archie did not burst into a second bout of laughter. Instead, he smirked at me lasciviously as he put an arm around my shoulders. "Never say that Archie doesn't look out for you. Next time, I promise to bring you with me to the brothels, where you can finally leave your days of virginity behind. Hohoho……"

Archie merely smirked at my refutations. That bastard!

Just then, Walter finally recovered enough to speak. "Cough, now that we have the unicorn, we can go and claim the reward! We should do it soon to avoid any unnecessary turn of events, giving the others the chance to steal our reward."

"The reward? I object!" I said moodily, still upset about them laughing at my plight.

"Don't get upset, Creus," said Walter as he smiled wryly. "We didn't mean to make fun of you; we were just joking around with you."

"Oh, I'm not upset." I smiled faintly as I explained. "I really do object to handing the unicorn over to the Adventurer's Guild."

Caecilia's laughter suddenly stopped; Walter went quiet; Igor scratched his head in bafflement, and a look of incomprehension flittered over Yuna's face.

"You can't be thinking of keeping the unicorn for your ride, are you?" asked Archie warily.

As he asked me the question, Archie made as if getting ready to run over to me and snatch the unicorn from me. However, the unicorn was clinging too tightly to me, and I doubt that it would allow anyone else other than me approach it; its glowing horn which was emitting even more light aura than usual would attest to that.

So even though Archie had moved into position to snatch the unicorn, he made no further move to come closer.

"I'm a priest, not a knight, remember? What the heck would I do with a horse?" I rolled my eyes at Archie before explaining to the rest. "Listen carefully. If the Adventurer's Guild is willing to offer five hundred gold coins for this unicorn, what do you think this signifies?"

"That the unicorn is worth way more than five hundred gold coins……" answered Walter. He then hesitated before continuing, "We understand this too, but no one would try to sneak a unicorn out of the city, because every gate out of the city is being guarded. And if we fail this operation, we would forever be blacklisted by the Adventurer's Guild, and even be hunted down!"

"Then we'll just have to make sure that they don't know who it is, duh?" I said matter-of-factly.

"How can we possibly not get noticed?" shouted Yuna upset, "Creus, stop fooling around."

'Fooling around?' I got distracted for a moment. 'This sounded really familiar…… Do others often scold me for fooling around?'

"Hold on guys, I think it might actually work!" Archie shouted. "We could mask ourselves!"

"Masks?" Walter echoed thoughtfully.

Mask? I blinked at that. Is he referring to using other elements to cover our faces? Even though I already had something like that in mind, I hadn't known that this was called 'masking'.

"No!" Yuna objected, glaring at me and shouting, "You shouldn't do bad things, Creus. You are a priest of the Church of Light."

Caecilia hesitated, looking at the latter's angry face before mumbling reluctantly, "Erm, this doesn't seem like a good thing to do……"

Walter, too, snuck a glance at Yuna before shaking his head. "It's not proper."

I ignored their objections and turned to Archie. "Archie, how much is a unicorn worth?"

Archie hesitated before mumbling, "I heard that the Adventurer's Guild was thinking of giving the unicorn to the Silent Eagle as a gift instead of selling it. But if we were to sell it, according to the rumours I'm getting from the black market, at least-at least….."

Everyone quietly perked up their ears, and I purposely baited them: "At least?"

"It would start from at least five thousand gold coins."

When I heard this, I spun around and grabbed Archie's shirt, shouting, "Five thousand gold coins?!!"

Archie was startled by my move. "Hadn't you already known?" he asked.

How could I have known?!

I had only guessed that the damn horse would be worth a pretty sum, but I never knew it would be worth this much. Five thousand gold coins! That's ten times more than what the Adventurer's Guild is offering, and this is merely the starting price!

"Five thousand gold coins……"

I tried to imagine what five thousand gold coins would look like, before realising I had no idea what a gold coin even looked like. I don't even know what one hundred gold coins look like, let alone five thousand!

Could it be that I used to be really poor?

"Five-five thousand gold coins…… That's a lot of money!" Caecilia shrieked.

"Five thousand…… That War God's Glory Staff I had been eying was only worth three hundred gold coins……" muttered Yuna distractedly.

In the end, when they couldn't decide what to do, everyone turned to look at the leader of the group – Walter – to await his decision. The latter was still deliberating, but when he saw everyone looking at him, he said hastily, "Don't look at me, I didn't suggest this. You should be asking Creus' decision instead!"

They then turned to look at me. I gave them a warm and gentle smile to calm them down before calmly saying, "When it comes down to it, it wouldn't matter to the unicorn who it will be sold to, right? And besides, see how much it likes me? I'm sure it would prefer to stay by my side rather than to go to the Adventurers' Guild. If we bring the unicorn along with us, it'll be happy to stay with me for a longer while. So to the unicorn – and to us as well – it's a win-win scenario."

"Isn't that right, my dear unicorn?" I smiled at the creature as I bent to rub its ears.

The darn thing seemed to take that as permission to cover my face with its saliva…… I wonder if there's demand for unicorn saliva? If the unicorn itself is worth five thousand gold coins, I might be able to sell its saliva for a gold coin!

"I guess you have a point, and the unicorn does seem to like you," nodded Walter.

Yuna shot a glare at him before protesting unhappily, "Walter! How can you believe this nonsense Creus is spouting off?!"

Archie ignored Yuna's protests, busy working out math problems. "Five hundred gold coins turn into five thousand gold… and that divided by six… deducting the team's expenses… would mean that each could get at least five hundred gold……"

"What is wrong with your maths?" I rolled my eyes in exasperation. "It's five thousand minus my twenty percent share, and then deducting twenty percent off from that for the team's expenses, with the remainder split evenly among the five of you, which should give each of you about 640 gold coins. Of course, if you are giving up a hundred gold, I won't say no to that."

"You're asking for more even after allocating a 1000 gold to yourself?!" cried Archie. "I think you're even more suited to my role as a thief than me!"

But his protest was drowned out by Caecilia's cry of "640 gold coins!" Caecilia was instantly all for sneaking the unicorn out.

Even Yuna was affected by the huge amount, wavering between her morals and the sinful calls of money. "The War God's Glory Staff... no, shouldn't do bad things… but the Glory Staff……"

Seeing that everyone was on the verge of agreeing, I quickly gave the final push. "This way, the unicorn's happy, I'm happy, you guys are all happy. See? Everyone's happy, so why not?"

Huh? The Adventurers' Guild won't be happy, you say? Well, that's none of my business. It's not like I know them.

I watched as they stared at me, their inner struggle shown plain as day on their faces. Especially Yuna; she kept mumbling about 'glory staffs' and 'bad'…… until in the end, I heard only 'glory staff'; the word 'bad' had completely disappeared.

Sure enough, she finally gave in. "Creus, you-you are definitely not a priest from the Church of Light… you are the devil! The Seducer!"

"Why do you say that?" I smiled my brightest, most innocent smile. "See? Even unicorns love me! I must be the world's kindest, most virtuous Light priest!"

"Yup, he's the devil……"

"…… definitely the devil……"

"The devil's evilness is so powerful even unicorns are forced to bow to him…" muttered Walter under his breath.

This is when selective hearing comes in real handy – I simply filtered out their 'silly' comments and continued, "Well, if everyone is in accord that five hundred gold coins simply cannot compare to five thousand gold coins, we should start discussing our strategy now. We can't keep the unicorn here forever without being discovered."

Everyone quieted down; there were no oppositions this time. Looks like everyone had folded to the lure of five thousand gold coins.

"Firstly, you guys have to think about how we are going to get the unicorn out of the city without anyone noticing."

"Hold on! What do you mean 'you guys'?" complained Caecilia. "If we do the planning, what are you going to do?"

I shrugged irresponsibly and said, "I'm an amnesiac, remember? I haven't cast a single spell that a priest should know, so I want to test out my abilities and get a feel of it. I wouldn't want to end up becoming your burden and slowing everyone down."

"… ah…" she gave in reluctantly while the rest nodded supportively.

"Creus, you should try and see if you can cast Divine Wings – it adds speed; should come in handy when escaping," suggested Yuna. "Holy Protection and Divine Wings help to shield against blows and increases speed respectively. Those are spells that Warrior priests who specialise in increasing fighting power lack. But I'm told that Divine Wings is a bit more complicated. Not only do you need light elements, you also need to be able to use wind elements, so not all priests are capable of casting it. But there's no harm trying."

"Alright, I'll try my best."

"You should first try to gather some light elements," instructed Yuna.

I had no problem with this, for there are always an abundant amount of light elements gathered around me. So with just a wave of my hand, I had the light elements rushing to my hand.

By then, no one was bothering to brainstorm about ways to escape the city. Instead, they were all staring dazedly at my hand. I looked around me before finally picking the one who had dared to leave me alone in the city – Igor. I flung the light elements at my test subject while yelling out, "Holy Protection!"

Yuna sighed and said, "Not like that, Creus. You have to chant the incantation first……"

The ball of light had simply circled around Igor before dispersing. I stopped to think about it. If it were going to shield against attacks, shouldn't the light elements be more sturdy and solid? So, I started pressing the layers of light elements into a thin but solid layer, before using this thin sheet to 'wrap' him up, as if he's wearing paper-thin armour.

"My goodness…!" exclaimed Yuna.

"What is it?!" cried Igor anxiously. "Yuna? He didn't bungle it up, did he? Creus! What the hell did you do?!"

I, too, was startled. 'I couldn't really have made a mistake, could I? But he looks perfectly fine to me!'

Yuna did not reply Igor and instead shouted, "Archie!"

"Yes!" The thief leapt to his feet in surprise at being called upon.

"Attack Igor," she commanded.

"Huh?" Archie stared at her blankly. He wasn't the only one stunned.

"Hurry up!"

Folding in to Yuna's urgings, Archie walked over to Igor with confusion on his face. Just as he had raised his fist – and at the same time Igor had braced himself for the coming blow – Yuna called out again, "Don't use your fists, use your weapon!"

"Yuna……" pleaded Igor, nearly in tears.

Archie hesitated. In the end, he lowered his arm, 'I dare not' written all over his face.

Just then, Walter suddenly gave a cry and – and he then began shifting shape…… Fur started growing out of his skin and his hands became huge meaty paws, each paw equipped with five large black claws. I shifted away from those claws. If I were to get swiped by those claws, I would definitely lose something.

Walter finished his transformation and became a bear. A huge black grizzly with a V-shaped patch of white fur on his chest.

I goggled at him. What's going on? Is Walter human? Or a bear?

"Walter?"

Igor cried out weakly, before instantly paling when he saw the Walter-bear swipe at him. He was unable to avoid the blow and crumpled to the floor instantly, but still Walter refused to relent. He continued to kick and stomp heavily on the fallen man……

I stared at the scene before me, mouth gaping wide open. What the hell's going on?

"What are you guys doing?"

Although Caecilia sounded a little worried, she looked more curious than worried to me as she watched Walter who was already changing back to human form and Igor who was slowly getting to his feet. "Are you alright, Igor?"

Igor rubbed the back of his head in confusion. When he heard Caecilia's question, he scratched his face sheepishly and said, "No, I'm fine. Weird, I didn't feel a thing."

"Really? But Walter sure didn't look like he was holding back his punches!" exclaimed Caecilia in amazement before turning to me excitedly. "Creus, me too!"

I had silently breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing Igor's uninjured self, so when I heard Caecilia's request, I immediately gathered some light elements and pressed them into a thin solid layer before wrapping them around her too.

"Quickly! Quickly!" yelled Caecilia excitedly as soon as I was done. "Archie, come and hit me! Ah! Err…… use your fists first."

After seeing Igor's example, Archie no longer hesitated and threw all his weight behind his punch. Even though Caecilia knew that she wouldn't get hurt, she couldn't help closing her eyes at the coming attack. One second, two seconds, ……

When she opened her eyes, the sight of Archie enthusiastically swinging punch after punch at her greeted her eyes. She exclaimed in wonderment, "It doesn't hurt! It really doesn't hurt at all!"

"Of course it wouldn't hurt," said Yuna matter-of-factly. "With such a thick layer of light elements protecting you, I think only 'Frenzy' would have been able to break through. Unbelievable. If Creus casts this Holy Protection on all of us, we wouldn't even need to bother with any plans and just force our way out of the city. There aren't many high-levelled fighters capable of Frenzy in this city. "

Walter shook his head, saying, "It's not that simple, Yuna. You, too, can feel how strong the Holy Protections are, can't you? It'll be hard for Creus to repeat the same on so many of us… he would have to gather a lot of light element--"

Archie, Yuna, Walter, and last of all–me. There – that's all of us done! With the Holy Protection done with, next should be the Divine Wings. According to Yuna, I would need to add wind elements in addition to the holy elements. 'Hmmm… I wonder how much wind elements I'll need?'

"… …" – Walter and Yuna.

I gathered some light and wind elements and just 'meshed' them up together, but this led to an outcry from Yuna as she warned anxiously, "Be careful, Creus. It's dangerous mixing elements of different types together. If you're not careful it could explode!"

When they heard that, everyone instantly backed away from me and rushed towards the door, prepared to get out at any time but staying inside to watch what I was doing.

Okay, that's them all meshed up together. I looked at my test subject candidates and noticed Archie – he was the one furthest away with half his person already out the door.

Alright. You're next!

I threw the mixed ball of wind and light elements at him, adjusting them as they fall on him and arranging for more of them to gather around his hands and feet. All the while, Archie was trembling like a leaf and not daring to move a muscle. When I was finally finished arranging the elements to my liking, I looked up and said, "Archie, run around a little and see."

Archie nodded before muttering a prayer, "May the War God be with me." He then got into position to run and lifted his foot……

Boom!

Archie disappeared, followed by an ear-shattering boom. When we looked around for our missing teammate, we noticed a human-shaped hole in the wall.

Igor and Caecilia gaped at the hole.

I, on the other hand, looked on at the human-shaped hole woodenly. The Holy Protection is one of the God of Light's divine spells; yet, you ask for Her rival – the War God's – protection…… Really?

"Are you alright, Archie?" called out Caecilia.

"I'm fine……"

Archie popped his head back through the hole and grinned at us cheekily. "Didn't hurt at all."

Everyone let out a sigh of relief at that. Yuna then turned to me and said, "Too much wind elements."

I nodded.

It seems that too much wind elements had caused the overwhelming burst in speed, so I should mix in less. But for some strange reason, I had the feeling that I had used the right amount of wind elements, and that Archie merely hadn't mastered such intense speeds.

If anyone were capable of mastering such great speeds, he would be as swift as the wind.

As swift as the wind, huh?…… to that person's enemies, he should make a formidable foe even more frightening than a windstorm.

After adjusting the amounts of wind elements several times, I finally got the right mix. As Archie and Caecilia were originally of the nimbler speedier types, I need only add a little wind elements. Igor, Walter and Yuna, on the other hand, needed more. As for me, well…… I'm more of the latter type than the former.

Looks like priests from the Church of Light aren't one of the speedy types either.

Archie, Caecilia and Igor were running around the room in some twisted game of tag, having the fun of their lives with the new spell.

"Divine Wings and Holy Protection on each and every one of us! Your gathering abilities are amazing! No, not even! To get the right amount of wind elements in your Divine Wings, you even had to cast the spell multiple times!"

I smiled and said confidently, "I wouldn't have had any problems even with twelve people!"

Yuna blinked at the odd number, but continued, "I don't think I can contradict you on that. Just who are you, Creus?"

"A priest from the Church of Light," I answered. I paused before asking her unsurely, "Isn't that what you said?"

"Really? Well, I'm not so sure now……" she muttered.

"Well, let's just forget about who I am right now," I said to both Yuna and Walter. "Shouldn't we now think about our strategy to escape this city?"

Walter sighed and watched the three idiots running around. "What strategy? With this speed and shield, no one short of a high-levelled profession would be able to stop us."

"And what if we do meet a high-levelled profession?" I asked worriedly. "Remember, this is five thousand gold coins we are talking about here. Wouldn't the Adventurer's Guild have hired some high-levelled adventurers to guard the city gates?"

Walter and Yuna shot me a strange look. Walter shook his head and said, "How could high-levelled adventurers possibly lower themselves to guarding a city gate? At their level, they could even become the city's commanding officer if they wished it so. Have you ever seen a commanding officer guard a city's gates?"

I kept quiet at that. 'I see, so high-levelled professions are a big deal huh?'

Just then, Archie had stopped fooling around and ran up to us. "I know, I know! There's only one high-levelled thief in this city; there's no other high-levelled professions in this city other than him."

"Thief, huh?"

Walter and Yuna exchanged looks at this news, the former smiling as he said, "That's good to hear. Even if he's a high-levelled thief, he won't be able to stop us as his profession deals more with the shadows and hidden missions. Alright, it's decided! We'll just storm our way out!"

"Mm." I nodded my head in agreement before turning around and seeing the unicorn. I suddenly had a bad feeling. "And who's going to be in charge of the unicorn?" I asked in dread.

"Duh, you of course!" sang Walter and Yuna in unison.

"Whaat?! But I'm a priest!" I objected. "Priests are supposed to stay in the back in these kinds of situations!"

"Are you sure you lost your memories……" muttered Walter under his breath.

"Well, what you said is true!" Archie patted my back. "But! You forget, Creus, that you are the only virgin in our group! You see? The unicorn refuses to allow us 'impure' people to touch it, so only you, the only 'pure' person here, is capable of leading the unicorn out of this city. "

I stared at him expressionlessly. "Would you like me to send you to the God of Light, where he may cleanse your soul and make you a 'pure' person once more?"

Archie burst into laughter at that. With no warning forthcoming, I was subjected to the full blast of his loud laughter, causing my ears to ring and a migraine to form in my head.

"Creus! You are a priest! Priests have no attacks; therefore, you pose no danger to me at all!"

…… perhaps it's time that I try and see if I'm truly incapable of magic spells.

~O~O~O~O~

And so there we were, sneaking around in the shadows and dark alleys of the city as we made our way towards the city gates with our 'contraband goods'. After a lot of effort and luck, we finally managed to sneak the unicorn into an alley not too far away from the city gates, and were now preparing for our final dash to freedom (and our five thousand gold coins).

If we were to make our mad dash, both Yuna and Igor wouldn't be able to run fast enough, so we decided that they would join in the queue to exit the gates, leaving Caecilia, Archie and Walter with me. In his human form, Walter would have slowed us down too, but once he transformed into his leopard form he could have beaten even Archie.

"Just how many animals can you turn into?" I asked the leopard beside me, but the large cat only stared at me.

"Walter can't speak after turning," smiled Caecilia. "But to answer your question, he can only turn into a bear and a leopard. He gets super strength when he's a bear, and super fast when he's a leopard."

"In that case, Walter will be in charge of causing a distraction, while Archie and Yuna will clear up a path for me. I'll storm through. If we get separated, make your way to the meeting place we agreed upon."

Two humans and one leopard nodded before putting on our masks. Archie had prepared them for us beforehand, saying that they were a must when doing naughty things…… So…… masking one's face is some kind of tradition?

I put on my mask, still not quite understanding its purpose, before covering each of my teammates' faces with a cloud of holy aura so that their faces wouldn't be seen.

Of course, as a leopard, Walter didn't need any.

I pulled the unicorn to my side, and as both the unicorn and I looked at each other, I suddenly had an uneasy feeling…… Do I even know how to ride a horse?

As I stared at its flawlessly white back, I was in no mood to admire the unicorn's graceful lines. I felt extremely nervous; if I fall off its back……

"What if I fall off?" I asked with a pinched look.

"Fall off?" Caecilia looked at me strangely. "Does it matter? You're a Light priest! Just heal yourself!"

Really? Is that all? But why do I feel that if I were to fall off its back, there would be very, very bad consequences?

Archie frowned as he watched me hesitate to get onto the horse. "Creus, looks like you've never ridden a horse before."

"I'm a priest, not a knight! It should be normal for me to never have ridden a horse before!"

Archie scratched his head. "That's true," he said, forced to agree. "But how are you going to ride away on the unicorn if you don't know how to ride a horse?"

"Well –as long as I just hold on tight and don't fall off, I should be fine, right?" I said as I braced myself to the ordeal.

Caecilia rolled her eyes at this. "Just hold on tight? Yeah right. Are you sure the unicorn even knows where to go?"

"Unicorn!" I stared the unicorn in the eye as I said forcefully. "Later, no matter what happens, you are to storm out the city gates, got it?"

The unicorn nodded.

"It can actually understand us? That's so bizarre…… Or could it be that this unicorn is actually a druid?" Archie's inane ramblings earned him a head butt from Walter the Leopard.

I drew in a deep breath before leaping onto the unicorn's back without any mishaps. Archie whistled in surprise and admiration. "Perfect form! Perhaps you do know how to ride a horse!"

'Really?' I suddenly felt full of confidence as I gave the unicorn's flank a kick. The unicorn gave a prideful toss of its head and a loud neigh before setting off.

"Aiyah!!"

Caecilia burst into laughter before turning to Archie. "Archie, how could a person who knows how to ride fall off his horse? And on his back too? Haha!"

"I just hadn't had a good hold of it, is all!" I said defensively myself as I got up from the ground.

After dusting myself off, I smacked the unicorn's head and scolded it, "What did you go rushing off so suddenly for? You trying to knock me off on purpose?"

The unicorn lowered its head and gave a small apologetic whicker as it looked up at me piteously.

"Alright, alright." I softened a little at its pitiful eyes and relented, only reminding it to be more careful next time.

The unicorn perked up and started licking at my hand happily. God knows why this horse likes licking me so much!

And so after that brief incident, I got back onto the unicorn's back. When everyone was fully prepared, Walter the Leopard rushed out into the crowd, drawing cries and attention from the crowd gathered around the gates. There were even a few screams of terror.

"Where'd the leopard come from?" roared the city gates' guards as they fanned out and surrounded the leopard, carefully keeping their sharp spears pointed at the leopard.

"Now!" I shouted at Caecilia and Archie. At my order, they rushed out as planned, and I nudged the unicorn out behind them…… This time, the unicorn dared not leap at full speed as before and instead kept a steady but quick pace. Feeling the wind in my hair and the smooth gallops of my ride, I felt that riding wasn't so bad after all.

I sighed with feeling as I said, "This is soo much better than riding on a person's back."

Right after I said that, I stopped to examine my words. 'Weird? How would I know whether riding a horse is better than riding on a person's back?...... Could I have ridden on someone before…… but that's preposterous!'

Ergh! Whatever, now is not the time for this. Ahead of me, Caecilia and Archie had already cleared a way for me. I grabbed on tight and said in the unicorn's ear, "Hurry now!"

The unicorn instantly increased its pace, causing the wind to whoosh past my ears. The city gates were not far away now. However at the same time, people were beginning to notice the unicorn and my presence.

"It's the unicorn!" someone shouted.

The crowd stared open mouth before quickly gathering their wits and coming at us with all sorts of weapons. I even caught sight of a broom coming at us!

The city guards immediately gave up on the leopard and turned their attention on us, but Caecilia, Archie and Walter started attacking them from behind. Even when faced with all sorts of weapons like spears and swords and daggers, they still flung themselves at the crowd fearlessly. The crowd paused at this show of recklessness. Especially when they saw with their own two eyes how the blades bent upon hitting them, leaving the three of them completely unharmed. They stared at this display in shock.

Perfect opportunity to escape! "Quickly! Unicorn, go faster!" I cried in excitement.

The unicorn immediately put on a burst of speed, and I could see the gates just ahead of us! Everyone had been drawn away by the distraction, so no one was around to guard the gates; no one to stop us!

But, the pleasing wind whooshing in my hair came to a sudden stop.

Not too far in front of us, a huge wall suddenly came up from nowhere. The unicorn gave a jolt and tried to stop its pace, but our mad dash was too strong and quick for us to stop so suddenly. It tried its best to stop, to slow down, its hooves scratching against the dirt road, trying fervently to gain some friction, but still inertia carried us forward.

I clung to the unicorn with both hands and feet, grasping its mane tightly and doing all I could do to stay on its back.

In the end, the unicorn couldn't avoid hitting the wall, but thankfully it wasn't a very heavy impact as the unicorn had slowed down considerably by then. The unicorn stumbled a bit before shaking its head and steadying itself.

My heart was pounding in my chest. That was too close. If the unicorn hadn't reacted quickly enough and slowed down in time, at that speed, I would have been knocked out from the impact. And chances are I would have woken up to find myself in jail!

I let out a breath of relief before examining the wall before us. The wall was composed entirely out of ice elements – it's an ice wall!

"What's going on?"

Caecilia, Archie and Walter had caught up to us and were staring at the ice wall.

"Knock down this wall!" I cried out in anger.

"With what? We're an archer and a thief!" Caecilia and Archie shouted back.

'Who the hell's counting on you?' I rolled my eyes at them.

By then, the unicorn let out a blast of light aura and threw it at the ice wall before us.

"Let's go!" I cried, but the unicorn neighed in dissatisfaction, and a second later I could see why, for the large amounts of ice elements had once again gathered to form another ice wall. And I could feel that this ice wall was thicker than the previous one. I didn't think the unicorn would be able to destroy it with just one blast like just now.

If we can't destroy it with just one blast, we won't be able to dodge the attack from the person behind us – the origin of the ice wall!

I patted the unicorn's neck and said softly, "Turn around."

Everyone had long since turned around by then; I heard Caecilia's shocked cry of "How could it be?! Holy knights from the Church of Light!"

"And not just holy knights……" Archie's voice trembled as he said, "Look at their leader, his insignia on his chest marks him as…… one of the Twelve Holy Knights."

"It's the Frost Knight!" Caecilia moaned. She sounded close to fainting.

The Frost Knight?

Sounds familiar. My attention shifted from the group leader's ice and holy aura to his appearance. He had an icy look on his face, his entire posture was frozen stiff and he even held an ice popsicle in his hand!

He truly is worthy of his name 'Frost' Knight! …… Is he even going to eat that popsicle?

The Frost Knight raised the popsicle at us and said in a frosty tone, "Freeze." (@_@)

"Who do you think you're trying to scare with that popsicle of yours?" I asked. To avoid being recognised should we ever meet in the future, I had purposely lowered my voice when replying.

The Frost Knight said nothing in reply, nor did he do anything; not even the muscles on his face twitched. I'm beginning to think this guy's face had been frozen solid.

Everyone else, on the other hand, had some kind of reaction to my challenging words. Even my teammates had drawn a sharp breath; as for the Frost Knight's holy knights, they had exploded in anger at my disrespect. "Silence! How dare you insult our Frost Knight Captain's Holy Frost Blade!"

Holy blade huh? But it totally looks like a popsicle…… I guess you could call it a holy popsicle,… but a blade?

"Creus," Archie said in a panicked undertone. "Th-the Frost Knight is even stronger than a h-high-levelled swordsman. It's impossible for us to w-win against him. He's one of the Twelve Holy Knights! What should we do?! What should we do now?"

"Calm down! We don't need to win, only to escape," I said quietly.

Archie's face fell at that. "It's impossible to even escape from him… Creus, you-you've lost your memories, so you don't understand how scary the Twelve Holy Knights truly are. Th-they are as scary as the gods themselves!"

"Bullshit," I rolled my eyes at him. "I don't care if he's the devil king himself, you guys will hold him off and buy us some time so the unicorn can knock through the ice wall."

Although his face paled even further at the order, he, Caecilia and Walter moved to shield the unicorn and I from the holy knights, moving into position to attack. When they saw this, all the holy knights were surprised; with the one exception of the Frost Knight – his face had yet to twitch.

"Defensive positions," he called out calmly.

The holy knights immediately moved into a neat formation and braced their shields, forming a wall of shields and raising their swords through the gaps of their shield wall.

Twenty or so holy knights forming into defensive positions around the four of us? Do they not have the intention of capturing us?

As we were puzzling over their unexpected move, a gap opened up in the wall of shields and the Frost Knight walked out towards us alone.

At the same time, the unicorn let out a large burst of lightning elements, and from the skies came streaking down a lightning bolt right onto the ice wall behind us. Unfortunately, I could tell that the ice elements had yet to break up.

Ahead of me, the Frost Knight was steadily pouring more ice elements into the ice wall. As long as we don't take him down, attacking the wall would be pointless, for he would just keep creating another one until either he or the unicorn collapses from magical exhaustion.

The unicorn screamed in anger and pawed the ground furiously, as if thirsting for a showdown with the Frost Knight……

"You better behave, or else…" I warned as I smacked its head.

The unicorn whinnied plaintively and lowered its beautiful head dejectedly.

Just when the Frost Knight was no more than ten steps away from us, another ice wall formed up from the ground in front of us, blocking him from reaching us.

This was followed by another bolt of lightning behind us, identical to the earlier lightning summoned by the unicorn.

"Run!" I shouted.

There was a second of blankness before my teammates comprehended what was going on. Archie was the first to react, immediately slipping around the unicorn and I and running away. His actions reminded Caecilia and Walter of the opportunity and they too started running.

As Caecilia passed by me, I kicked the unicorn's flank, signalling it to follow quickly.

As we made our escape, I could feel the ice wall behind us crack and crumble apart. But not to worry, I still had a couple more bolts ready to throw in the Frost Knight's way and stop him from following us.

At last, we escaped the city.


 

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184 comments:

  1. Yay another chapter. I have waited forever for this.

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  2. Almost the first one to comment if not for the lag xD Love the chapter! to bad sun didn't use fire element to melt that "sacred blade popsicle" xD

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  3. Frost! Did he recognize Creus?
    Yay, you've translated more! Thanks so much, that was really, really cool!

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  4. Yes! Another chapter! Creus will hopefully learn a lot of spells that he can use when he is back to being the Sun Knight
    Will Frost recognize him? He is wearing a mask and lowered his voice a bit but he should be still recognizable right?
    Hope there is another chapter up soon! Thank you!

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    1. Hm... Well, as far as I can tell Creus already copied Frost's ice wall and the Unicorn's lightning..

      As for whether or not Frost will recognize Creus I think that's anyone's guess (except for those who already know because they've read it..) but it could be reasonable that he didn't. Besides the mask and lowering of his voice, he also masked his (and the others') face with elements (holy element I believe?). Although some say he should be recognizable from his hair I'm sure there's more than a few really blonde people in their world. It's just a matter of how much determining the likelihood that a blonde has such strong holy element as to being able to mask oneself and others besides Creus..

      Lastly to address the concern of someone else, I'm not sure if Frost can discern elements, but I figure being a Holy Knight he should at least be able to feel holy elements.. And also probably water for his ice.. Oh well, can't say anything conclusive on that front. Dx

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  5. stalking this blog twice everyday pays off haha yay thankyou sooo much for this long awaited chapter haha^^

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  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    I was waiting for this! I wonder how Frost will react when he'll learn that it was Sun. ^^

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  7. Yes!!!! Thanks a lot !!!
    I've also been stalking this page ever since~

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  8. Yay the Ice Knight!

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  9. Yay i was looking for this yesterday

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  10. Yay! Frost Knight! Hope he figures out its Sun! (Shouldn't the hair be at least reason for pause?) Pfft - Sun is so showing them up as far as 'magic' is concerned! Can't wait for him to use some offensive magic - then they'll really have reason to be scared!

    Lol! Scared of the Frost Knight, when they have the leader of the 12 Holy Knights, the Sun Knight, right there at their side!

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  11. Yay a new chapter!!
    Thank you so so much.(⌒▽⌒)
    Ah and the story is getting good now....Frost has found Creus.
    Does this mean Blaze is nearby too? Oh and I wonder if Frost even recognizes Creus cuz they're masked and all....suppose I'll have to wait to find out.
    Ah but I'm so anxious to read more.

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  12. Omg finally a new chapter
    Thank you so much
    Lol gotta love creus

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  13. Wait till they start to understand how even the demon king would be afraid of Creus, that will be funny...Haha, thanks for the chapter, sadly now I need the next one D:

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  14. Superb chapter and awesome job. I've been really looking forward to this and have been stalking your blog since the last post. I was really excited when I saw this. Thanks!

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  15. *SQUEEEEE*
    Ahem. Now that I've gotten that out, thank you for the chapter. Stalking does pay off.

    Love how Creus blocks Ice with another ice wall. Such a copycat! Reminds me of Ryoma from Prince of Tennis. He probably learned something from the unicorn too.

    Ice is probably there looking for the Sun Knight. But Ice should be suspicious with all the Light elements floating around Creus. Looking forward to the other knights appearance.

    Minor fix: you've got "Halway" instead of "Halfway"

    Thanks again. :)

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  16. you're baaaack!!! thank you so much for the new chapter

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  17. OMG THX SO MUCH

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  18. Lealynn, you're alive!!!
    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  19. YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHEYAHEHYYHEYAHAHHYE

    *runs around like a chicken sans head*

    Yeahyehahyehayueha

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  20. Thanks for the new chapter and man i feel sorry for the unicorn, happily following Creus when it knows it's going to be sold.

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  21. Lealynn, thanks for this new chapter! <3 Was getting worried about you after approximately two months of no news, I'm guessing school work's been getting to you? =o

    Oooh finally we have the appearance of one of the holy knights! I wonder if Ice knows that it is Creus hmm. Loved how Creus continues to be impressive even in his amnesiac state haha!

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  22. Jesus christ, there's been half a million page views for this site.

    Wow. Just wow.

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  23. Creus... you're in soooo much trouble!!! Thanks for your awesomeness Lealynn!!!!!!!

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  24. Lealynn I LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU THANKYOU FOR ANOTHER CHAPTER

    SNIFF SNIFF I AM SO HAPPY BUT I AM SORRY FOR MY COUSIN, BECAUSE HE IS HOSPITALAND HE CAN'T READ IT

    HAPPY APRIL LEALYNN :D

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  25. Good to see you're still alive and kicking, Lealynn :)
    Got worried since we didn't hear from you in a while.

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  26. how can frost not recognise creus?! His only wearing a mask. His hair should be obvious enough.

    Thanks for translating! I alwys look forward for more chapters.

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  27. Thank's for the translation. this make my day wonderfull.
    I will be wait for the next move........

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  28. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah finally!!!!!!!!
    That was amazing! Thanks for the chapter!!!!!!!

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  29. Hail Lealynn for not being dead and translating a new chapter for us!

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  30. Thanks for your hard work!!!

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  31. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  32. I'm really happy that I'm stalking this blog daily. I had to try hard to not laugh out loud in class while reading... XD

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  33. Oh Creus, you devious bastard~

    Thanks for the chapter, Lealynn!

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  34. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!

    finally! after those stalking things I did, I finally can read this!!!!!!

    Oh, and I laughed so hard when Creus' party worried about Frost, when they have the leader -Sun- on their side ! and I also laughed when Creus remembered things like riding on Leaf's back! XD

    anyway, thanks again Lealynn!

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  35. That was awesome. Thanks.

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  36. Thanks for the chapter! Too bad creus' face was covered up, I wanted to see what would happen if frost recognized him!

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  37. KYAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! I just can't speak at the moment! ~fangirling~ I've been stalking the blog every 3 hours since the last update at February and when i came home today i just couldn't believed it! kyaa!! if that's a dream I hope that I won't wake up! thank you lealynn! you're the best!!!! >.<

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  38. So wonderfully,fantastically awesome! You're the best! A month of waiting really did pay off,as I expected! Love you, dear! Thank you so much!

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  39. THANK YOU LEALYNN!!!! THANK GOD YOUR BACK!!!! Love the new chapter. I believe that Frost recognized Sun after all, even when his face was covered, Blaze and Roland recognized Sun in his assassin's costume. Maybe that is why they were surrounded instead of being attacked. It would be fun if they get chased by Blaze and Frost just to be able to go after Sun without alerting his companions of his true identity. Or better yet, they would call Judge and lets see how they would react to him... And what ever will they do to the great almighty SUN!!

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    1. If you remember frost by default has his knights form a defensive formation when fighting and uses ice wall to make a pen to stop them from running or hurting bystanders, while he goes in for the kill/capture with his popsicle. So the chance of him being able to have recognized sun by now is slim..... Judgement will be able to though cause that's what he does

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  40. Judge is gonna show up next chapter. I'm callin' it.

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  41. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. *squees SO DAMN LOUD* Omg, you have no idea how happy you've made my day. 8'DDDDDDDDDDD

    Also, Ice totally had to know it was him. Only Creus ever calls his blade a popsicle, lmbo. X'D

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee, such a great chapter. X3 <3

    Welcome back! 8D

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  43. Kyaaaa!!! You know squealing at midnight is probably a bad idea but I can't help it!! A new chapter came out PLUS Frost knight appeared!!! Im sooooo looking forward to the next chapter~! <3

    Thank You for bringing me out of my grade-depression with another great chapter >__<

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  44. Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You
    Best Birthday Present Ever

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  45. thank you! I wait for this chapter^^ You are great:D

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  46. You're alive
    !!!!
    -mizu

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  47. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PLEASURE TO READ THE NEXT CHAPTER^^

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  48. YYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! LSK came out!!! Thank you lealynn for the chapter!
    I just love how sun casually uses the thunder spell and that ice wall spell even though he's only seen them once (as far as he remembers.)But I don't know whether I should be happy when frost finds out about sun...

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  49. Thank you very much for the update. Can't wait to see sun's reaction when frost recognises him

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  50. Thank you! Thank you! Frost vs creus was incredibly entertaining.

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  51. wah long time no see!!! hehe tahnks fo rteh new chapter! Ah frot and un's encounter!!! hehe I cant wait to see more!!!

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  52. Omg, I just had a hilarious thought. What if the unicorn was set loose as the Church of Light's way to track down Creus? X'D *end random plotting*

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    1. Then they'd never get it back (Goodbye, 5000 gold coins!). And the unicorn is with Sun right now.

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    2. That's what I meant though, what better beast to track down the 'pure' Sun Knight with a mega holy aura? XD But yeah, was just a random idea, lol. (I would hope the Sun Knight might be maybe slightly more important than the 5000 gold, lol. X'D But the Church doesn't have all that much extra money to spare probably, so maybe not.)

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    3. I had actually been wondering that too!!! It would be so funny if it turned out the Churchof Light had 'hired' a unicorn to track down Creus. It's probably not likely though, because the news of the Sun Knight missing is probably being kept a national top secret and a unicorn attracts too much attention.

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    4. what would really be funny is if they bought the unicorn with sun's retirement funds XD
      of course if sun found out he would freak

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  53. thank you! was kinda expecting an april fools but lookin at the date it says 2 april, so no beans :P

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  54. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! <3
    I've been practically stalking your page these past 2 months for updates and now my hard work finally paid off :D
    You just made my day. I Guess now I'll start studying for a bunch of tests tomorrow.

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  55. Wahoo! So glad to have the post! Excellent. So exciting. Thank you so much for updating! :)

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  56. I kinda wished Sun would have asked Frost for cookies or something out of pure impulse. Or even a though of getting some sort of dessert from Frost would have been nice.
    -mizu

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  57. Oh my Lynn <3 Thanks a lot!
    I have these two Calc and Algebra test tomorrow and this just brightened my mood so much I'll study with a smile.

    So uhm found this: ""Why do you that?" I smiled my brightest, most innocent smile." The word 'say' is missing :3 Or some other word dunno.

    What I love the most is how so many references are dropped in Creus speech. It's so cute how many things are just so deeply ingrained in him that he'll keep thinking in them even when amnesiac. Especially when he says he could buff even 12 people. That was the sweetest reference and makes me think of their brotherly bond. Hnnng.

    And DAT UNICORN. Lovely. I find it very cool how it displays quite a handful of emotions.

    God I love this arc.

    Thanks thanks thanks thanks.... thanks! And thanks again <3. Thanks for bringing this to us in expense of your time and emotional energy.

    coming here every day paid off <3.

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  58. HOLY HAPPY DAY! It updated! :D
    Thank god you're ok Lealynn T___T I was so worried for you for awhile there!

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  59. Reading this is like a breath of fresh air after trying to decipher google translate’s gibberish. Words cannot describe my happiness. ;A;<3
    Did find a mistake though, "Firstly, you guys have to think about how we are going to secret the unicorn out of the city."
    Should be "Firstly, you guys have to think about how we are going to get the unicorn out of the city without anyone noticing." (or something like that)
    Also, like many other commenters, I love all the references to Sun’s previous life in this, such as the obsession with money, riding on Leaf’s back, but especially, “Really? Is that all? But why do I feel that if I were to fall off its back, there would be very, very bad consequences?” Squee~! Neo! You’ve scarred poor Creus for life! He can’t even forget the horror even with amnesia. D:
    Really can’t wait for the next chapter, and thank you so, so, sooo much for taking your time to translate this series!

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  60. Thank you x10000. :)

    I can't wait until Yuna and the rest find out who Creus is.

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  61. BEST thing of the day!!!!!!

    Frost's Holy Frost Blade = "Holy popsicle"!!!!!! LMAO

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  62. Man that was awesome.

    I got to thing why didn't Frost recognize Sun's Holy Aura, but then it dawned on my that he was riding the Unicorn and the Unicorn has Holy Aura, and Frost probably can't tell the difference between them.

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  63. Thank's so much.
    I wait for the next move.
    This is awesome story..........

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  64. "Why do you that?" I smiled my brightest, most innocent smile. "See? Even unicorns love me! I must be the world's kindest,
    most virtuous Light priest!"

    is it "why do you say/ think like that" ?

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  65. "Firstly, you guys have to think about how we are going to secret the unicorn out of the city."

    it is kind of off... maybe:
    "Firstly, you guys have to think about how we are going to secretly sneaked the unicorn out of the city."

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    1. Nah, the first is proper while your revision is redundant. To 'secret' something can mean to sneak past undetected. So to secretly sneak is to secret secretly or sneak sneakily.

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    2. Really? I don't think his comment is being redundant, secretly is more of a verbal thing of not telling people something, sneaking on the other hand is more of an action of running away... though I think it should be "sneak" not "sneaked"... sounds wrong to my ears.

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    3. It is redundant actually. Secret in this case is being used properly as a verb. Changing the verb to an adverb to replace it with a synonym is adding redundant words or verbal fluff.

      It's a moot point now since Lealynn dumbed it down. Grammatical understanding and robust vocabulary FTW!

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    4. but from my understanding if it is 'secretly sneak', isn't it an adverb + verb? then it is proper right as the adverb's function is to explain the verb? please correct me if i'm wrong...

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  66. Ah, much thanks for the work.

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  67. Thank you so much for updating. I loved the way Sun asked the girls how old he was, and his anger when all his teammates laugh at him (I laughed too). I think Frost does know it's Sun, or at least suspects. After all, he ordered his holy knights to defend, not capture or attack.

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  68. Oh my god, you Frost stupid knight, why didn't you recognize Sun ? It would have been so epic. Doesn't he have some kind of aura which can differaciate him to other ? Or is it just Sun who can do that ?
    Else, the chapter was so awesome, Thank you for updating it. Thank you so much. You actually made my days :D
    Sun is so funny, I love the way everyone are marveled by his power. Yeah, go Sun you rock everything !

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    1. Why are so many people assuming Frost doesn't recognize Sun? XD He's /always/ stoic and emotionless as part of his knight role, and as someone pointed out before he ordered his knights to defend rather than to attack or capture. What's he supposed to do, announce to the world, "Hey, that's our Sun Knight stealing the unicorn!" I don't think that would reflect very well upon the Church of Light. X'D lol.

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    2. First he didn't regonize Sun cause Sun is in disquise using the mask, and the unicorn produces ton of holy aura also so it hides Sun Knight's holy aura.

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  69. And so after that brief incident, I got back onto the unicorn's back. When everyone was prepared was prepared
    "was prepared" is only needed once

    "Why do you that?" I smiled my brightest, most innocent smile.
    "Why do you that?" should be "Why do you say that?"

    The latter of the two were mentioned a few times before I mentioned it, and there are alternatives (since I don't have the original text to go by) for what it might be corrected as. I didn't notice anyone else mention the first thing though..

    Lastly, thank you. I very much appreciate this. I would bow a full 90 degrees or get on my hands and knees and thank you endlessly, but such extremes of gratitude are really more of a visual art so it wouldn't work that well here.. u.u I humbly apologize and hope you accept my gratitude nonetheless. Thank you.

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  70. Thanks so much i waited for a long time checking every daytwice and hoping for a new chapter, omg, pls translate another one this is so funny and awesomw, and your translation is really amazing.
    Thanks very much, i kind of love you ^^

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  71. Praised be the God of Light!!

    OMG!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH LEALYNN!!! I love the chapter!! there was sooo many funny parts!! And I was squealing a lot!!!

    When I was reading the last part... I noticed that the unicorn was angry at Frost... and it was very very angry... Do-does it means that Frost ISN'T A VIRGIN??????? O.O (noooooooo)

    Once again, thank you soo much!!!!

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    1. That thought didn't occured to me :( nooooooo!

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    2. It's probably more likely that the Unicorn has already grown attached to Creus and as Frost is getting in the way of what Creus wants the Unicorn is angry. But that's just my interpretation. >.> In my sparkly sugar-coated world.. ^^;;

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    3. Sun and Storm may be the only virgin Holy Knights, lol. XD We shall have to see. =P

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    4. You'll find out about Frost in the next chapter.

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    5. Duh, he's 23 years old, he's literally cool-looking and Sun himself says that it's uncommon for guys like him to be virgins at a age of 23, with the exception of Storm.

      Sun is the only one of the holy knights who *must* be a virgin his whole life (or until he retires...?).

      But to bring you some hope, we've never heard anything about Frost having a girlfriend. So, fangirls! Hurry up and rape him!

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    6. Waaa I wanna read the next chapter!!! I'm doing my best not to read the google translations.... I think I wanna believe what Acetonide said... yeah I wanna believe that... it has to be that... it MUST be that....

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    7. Well, technically Sun doesn't have to be a virgin. He could always be like his teacher...

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    8. I believe that it wouldn't be a surprise that Frost would be a virgin especially since the unicorn did react that way (didn't notice it in that angle in the beginning...) But I must contest that Sun and Storm are the only virgins there among the Holy Knights! Please take into consideration that Knight Captain Hell was so focused on training while he was alive.... As well as that I have my suspicions that Judge is too focused on handling Church matters as well as Sun's whims to go around looking for a lover that wouldn't be terrified of him...

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  72. Tyvm
    Wishes creus atleast zapped the dude, think creus was just a priest. Grrrrrr

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  73. Thank you so much for the update. I absolutely love this story, cant wait for the next update keep up the great work.

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  74. thanks for the translation ^^
    I can't wait for the next chapter.
    Great work! :)

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  75. Yipppeeee!!!! Already update... I'm waiting so long for another update!!! Love it so much... huhuhuhu \(*^_^*)/ thanks 4 the update....

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  76. Stalking this block finally paid off^^
    Thanks for another great chapter.
    You are doing a great job on the Translations,
    not only translating them but keeping the charm, the funny moments as well as creus awesome personallity :)

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  77. OMG thank you soooooooooooo much you just made my day :D
    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  78. OMG THX SO MUCH!!! I LOVE YOU!!

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  79. Thank's so much for the next update ...............

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  80. It would be great if the unicorn stays with Sun xD

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  81. huwaaaa...., an update!!! XD
    thanks...., welcome back :D

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  82. hurra¡¡¡¡ she's back, thanks for the update, i'll wait next one

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  83. Thank you so much!

    So why didn't Frost recognize him? Even with the mask, Creus's blond hair and everything should have clicked with him.

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  84. Omg omg omg omg!!! Thanks soooooo much! U r a goddess!
    I squealed when I read Frost! Kyaaaaaaaa!!! What's going to happen next? Sun is just amazing! Copying magics so easily!

    I detected a mistake in tenses.
    In the first sentence after the circle-dash-circle thing, u have done present tense when it should be past.
    "here we were" instead of "here we are" and "made our way" instead of "make our way".

    Still, excellent work!

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  85. ....somehow, I just have to ask;

    Dear Frost, did you even notice WHO you were fighting with? Although Creus was masked, you should be able to recognize his beautiful blonde hair, pale complexion, his holy energy and such!

    Well anyway, cant wait for your next update~

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    1. Hes Probably tan by now, who said his hair was showing, The unicorn had enough holy energy to mask his.

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    2. Considering that he only woke up for a day or so before finding the unicorn, he's probably not tan.... yet =p

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    3. I'm sure his party members didn't skip covering that part with a mask. They would notice that his looks are distinctive!

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    4. Creus did mention that in addition to the actual masks, he masked himself and all his team members with magic.

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  86. Thank you very much! Keep up with the translations! You're awesome! :D

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  87. I love you so much for all these translation...OMG SUN YOU ARE SO GETTING IN TROUBLE WITH ALL THE HOLY KNIGHTS WHEN THEY REALIZE YOU'RE OKAY!!!

    HOLY POPSICLE XDDDD

    Gosh I really wanna know what happens...and what they do to get Creus back to normal...I bet Judge will whack him on the head for being an idiot first xDDD

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    1. He cannot be held liable for his actions since he is an amnesiac(Including/minus his real personality). Also I think that Judge would be more worried on how Sun got there in the first place and what he was fighting with back at the graveyard, so I don't he would even call Sun a fool let alone smacking his bestest "not" best friend....

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  88. thank you so much for your translations :D <3

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  89. Volume 4: Chapter 9
    raw translated via google translate....

    I just can't continue reading anymore... My heart is continuously being torn apart.....

    Sun, my dear Sun please hang on.... T____T

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  90. Thank you sooooo much for your translations (>0<)

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  91. thank you very very much!!!! waited long for this! thank you, thank you very much!!! geez cant seem to say thank you enough!!! :))

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  92. Thank you, Thank you for the new chapter.
    I've been waiting forever for ur chapter.

    Just wanna say, I really like ur trans better than PrinceRevolution trans...

    Be waiting for the next chap

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  93. Thank you!!!!!! I was really worried you had decided to quit translating or that something had happened. I'm so glad you're okay and for this excellent chapter! I actually just got home from hospital today after recovering from a major surgery so thank you so much for making my week better!!!!!! If I had been home, I would definitely have read it on the day you posted it because I check this site several times every day.

    Thank you so much for providing these trams. You really make a big difference in the lives of those following your posts. We really enjoy and appreciate your efforts!

    As usual, the chapter was hilarious and it makes me always want to read more. I believe Frost didn't recognize Creus because (not sure if I'm remembering clearly) didn't Creus trick the holy knights when he wore his dragon armor?

    I didn't think the Church would find Creus so quickly so that was a satisfying suprise. It's funny to see how normal people perceive the Holy Knights and how the 'weakling' Sun knight is so powerful compare to the average adventure (imagine how strong Neo must be!) I'm still dying to find out what happened to his water crystal and other mysteries. The unicorn sounds soooo cute.

    Thank you for the update!

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    1. It's not that sun is weak, he's just weak as a knight. Other than being a knight, he is extremely powerful. But it is a nice to see the perspective an average adventurer in regards to the 12 holy knights.
      -mizu

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  94. Math time... 5000 gold coins - 20% for Sun and 20% for team expenses will leave 3000 for 5 people... That's 600, and not 640?

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    1. 5000 total - 20% for sun makes it 4000, out of that 20% for team expenses makes it (4000-800) I.e 3200 and divide it by 5, we get 640. P.S - improve your question analysing and understanding abilities.

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    2. You should not scold him/her/it/them. It all depends on when the twenty percent is taken from the reward. If the team's expense deductions come from the total reward without any deductions, the math would be 5000 - 20% (team deductions) -20% (sun's profit) = net total for the other team members to divide amongst themselves. This would be how Anon 10:10 presented the calculations.


      Now, if the team expenses are deducted from the total after Sun gets his cut, then it is how you (Anon 10:56) did the calculations.

      The correct way to do things is the first option; however, there are other factors in the calculations other than accuracy. Sun might have taken into account the reaction 40 extra gold would have had the other team members, which encouraged him to decrease the amount placed in reserve for team expenses.


      Never-the-less, the calculations do not matter if right or wrong for the translation is what matters. If Yu Wo wrote the calculation this way, then it is right here. There might be a meaning to it, and we'll just have to wait until the mission is completed before we can find out for sure.

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    3. there is another way to have 640 as the answer. the 20% is deducted from each of their rewards. meaning they get their partition first before deducting 20% for team expense:

      5000 - (20% for sun)
      = 5000 - 1000
      = 4000

      4000 / 5 people
      =800 each

      800-20% for team expense (for 1 person)
      =800-160
      =640

      by the way, sun should get
      1000 - 20% for team expense
      =1000-200
      =800

      hope it is logical :)

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    4. it is logical but i think its not calculated that way as yu wo told that sun get 1000 gold for himself, right?

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    5. @we turned out - you read the concerned paragraph again as Sun clearly states that 5000 minus his 20% share and then the team expenses. Irrespective of what is the correct way, that is how it is stated. Now, i agree that i should not have scolded the person ( anon before me, lets say anon1 ), but he did, indeed read the paragraph wrong. Nevertheless, my apologies to anon1. Also, in my opinion, the way i stated how the expenses were done is more correct as 1) seen your income tax bill? the % deduction is not done from the whole amount but the amount concerned only eg- if the rate is 5% for 1,50,000-2,50,000 INR and 7% for 2,50,000-3,50,000 INR, and your income is 2,70,000, the the first cut would be for the 5% b/w 1,50,000-2,50,000 and the second for 7% of 20,000 (=2,70,000-2,50,000).
      2) Regardless of whether Sun takes the cut before or after the team expenses, 20% of 5000 gives 1000 and the rest 20% is taken from 4000 and not 5000. As anon1 does it, he takes (20%+20% = 40%) off from 5000 which is incorrect as the amount decreases after the first cut. The difference is as simple as the difference b/w simple and compound interest. Look it up.

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  95. thank you so much for the translations! Please keep them coming and God bless you!

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  96. Thank you for the translation!
    You are now ranked 20# in my list of heroes
    (mind you that 20 out of 100 isn't that bad)

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  97. People, how about a donation to show, that this translation is very important for us :)
    (i just donated 5 bucks, just as sign of gratitude)

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  98. I agree with the train of thought that the unicorn could have been sent out to find Sun. It is just like the Pope to want an effective method of finding a person with large amounts of holy energy, while trying to keep the reason a secret, and only wanting to spend 500 gold on it. (It also seems just like the Pope to center a plan on Sun having high amounts of holy energy, not being able to give up the possibility of getting money from the reward (or better yet deciding he could get more for the unicorn himself), and on Sun being a virgin...)

    I think Frost is probably out there to track Sun down. Who knows, maybe all Holy Knights they could spare have been sent out with a unicorn that was instructed to find the highest holy light emitting virgin they can and stay with him. The problem is, if Sun is alive, he has not returned to the Church of Light on his own. Why? Either he cannot return because his captors are preventing him, or there is something wrong with him (along the lines of memory loss or the loss of his legs...). It is probably the biggest secret of the Church of Light right now so they can't really advertise "Have you seen our Creus Sun?"

    Additionally, if Frost recognized Sun it would be against his personality to call out "CREUS!! ARE YOU OK??!" (And if word got out that one of the 12 holy knights was shouting the name Creus, and no one has seen Creus Sun, the Sun Knight, it could spark rumors...)

    Also, Frost really has no way to know if the group members Sun is with are his captors. If anything they seem VERY fast and VERY strong and resilient (thanks to Sun). As a result he probably wanted to maintain a defensive perimeter around them until he could get close enough to know what the group members and Sun would do (if these are the people who blew up several blocks of abandoned buildings in the city back home, it would be terrible if a repeat happened at this crowded gate).

    Overall, I feel the worst for Frost. Because he is the Frost Knight he cannot be open about his feelings after seeing Sun. First it has to be crushing to hear that one of the most important people to you is missing and possibly dead (all the more agonizing because he cannot express how that makes him feel). Then, he sees Sun (I am assuming he recognized the golden haired mass of light element that rode on the unicorn.. and Sun referred to his sword as a Popsicle... well, at least Sun is still associating Frost with treats XD;) and he can't call out to him, he can't ask him questions, and Sun isn't acting like he knows him. (not to mention that Blaze recognized Sun in his assassin outfit (meaning he knew Sun even though Sun had black hair with silver highlights, used a fake voice, and used a ton of magic), it was even discussed in a secret meeting that this magic wielding assassin had to be Sun, and all the holy knights seem to know about Sun's outrageous affinity for magic)

    Lastly Sun ends the meeting by simultaneously mimicking Frost's Ice wall right back at him and mimicking the unicorn's lightning bolt to escape. If this is Sun, does he not remember, or is he trying to forget and wants to abandon his brothers? Both are horrible for Frost. If Sun doesn't remember, will he ever understand Frost again? (because Frost cannot show emotion to express himself and must be a man of few words... the best be can do is make sweets in place of a smile. Would a Sun who doesn't remember their childhood understand that?)

    Wow this is long.. anyway, this chapter made me think a lot, and think about poor Frost's thoughts a lot.. Thanks to anyone who actually read this ^^.

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    1. a very good analysis. You have maded soma thoughts, that i never haved :)
      Thanks.

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    2. i don't know about the unicorn being sent to look for creus.. i think that if it was really sent by the church of light, it shouldn't have followed creus's orders to escape from the holy knights..

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  99. Ha... So that's why. Judging by what you said, I'd guess you're the same age as me. I have exams tomorrow and another test on Friday. And 2 texts to hand in, both of them 1k+ words long.

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  100. hey, thanks for the translation :) LSK always gives me a laugh.. it makes my day.. thanks a lot.. i'm looking forward to the next chapter.. ^_^

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  101. Good luck with your exams! Thank you for the consideration of letting us know. And thank you always for those new chapters.

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  102. woo new chapter!
    Thanks ^^
    no worries just translate when you can, can't help it if you're busy with school and all. Good luck in your exams

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  103. Thanks for letting us know, and good luck on your exams!

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  104. I wish you well on your examinations.

    Also, can you please make a post for you announcements rather than at the top of the page. I did not notice that it had changed until after I read the comments of this post. It would be easier to see what you have to say... and what you have said in the past... or encourage you to speak more to the public.

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  105. Good luck on your exams! and thanks for the update(: and as Azuko has said just translate when you can, but it'd be nice to let us know what's up so we can understand haha. anyways thanks again for lsk! i love love love this story and you translations are the best! (:

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  106. althought I know there will be no update until the end of may, I can stop myself from opening this site when I open mozilla firefox.
    By the way good luck for your examination.
    And I hope you will get a nice day........
    Thank's for all of your hard work.....

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    1. hahahhaha you're not the only one >< haha i know there won't be an update until the end of this month but i can't help not opening this site rofl

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    2. I think's that because this novel is very good.

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    3. It's an epidemic LOL

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    4. I thought I was the only one doing it xD sure is good to know i'm not alone on the daily checks of this blog lol

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    5. Agree with you.
      It's an epidemic.

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  107. "Oh where art thou next chapter?!"

    I always say to myself when I read finish your works. I check almost everyday waiting and anticipating your awesome translations. Keep up the good work!!! The only thing I wish for you to improve is the duration of each chapter. I'm pulling my hair just waiting for the next one to come out XD

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  108. Oh hey all LSK fans.

    I want to know where are you come from????????????

    I'm from Indonesia.
    Thank's for your attention.

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    1. germany :D

      (I don´t like sausages or beer and I love pasta ;D )

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    2. For me I like sate and other indonesia food.

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    3. Hi there! I'm from Indonesia too! :)

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    4. Helloooooooo :)

      I'm from New York City, but my parents are from China.

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    5. i'm from India. nice to meet you !!

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    6. Chinese parents/family/heritage, reading this from Norway.

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    7. From United States,

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    8. I'm in england, but i was born in America :)

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    9. I'm from Chile :) Es un placer conocerlos a todos (It's a pleasure to meet all of you)

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    10. Hi I'm from egypt

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    11. Wah..............
      There is many fan from other than my country.....
      Hay minna

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    12. Hi i'm from England but my parents are from India

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    13. U.S.A but parents are from Mexico :D

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  109. Hi everyone! I'm from the Philippines ^_^

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  110. "Just when the Frost Knight was no more than ten steps away from us, another ice wall formed up from the ground in front of us, blocking him from reaching us.

    This was followed by another bolt of lightning behind us, identical to the earlier lightning summoned by the unicorn."

    Where did these come from? Sun?

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    1. probably- "learning by seeing" ;D

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    2. yuh. Probably he did it out of subconsciousness that he isn't even aware of what he was doing. XD

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  111. hey i want to ask when your examination will over.
    Coz I'm really want to see the next chapter.........
    Because I want to make my day better because I also have examination. One is over but there is many of the wait me.
    So because of we have the same activity I hope you exam will have a good mark.
    see you.............

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  112. It makes me sad to know that there will only be one more book about Creus, when he defeats the Great Demon...
    Look at the first chapter/prolouge, it's written there.

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    1. Yes it saddens me deeply too... For that reason, let us enjoy his adventures as long as we can!

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    2. The whole series is about him. Maybe there's a little less of him here and there, but all 8 books are about him.

      Besides, there's two other deaths that we need to get through.

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    3. Oh yeah...almost forgot that part!.... it's getting darker and darker, and funnier xD! so cool... !

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  113. looking forward to the next release
    goodluck in your exams

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  114. leallyn are you argentinian cause the domain is .com.ar

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    1. in my navigator it shows .com.br, so maybe it changes depending on the country where you are?

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  115. I was hoping Judgment would find him. For although Sun's masked and everything, Judgment would be able to identify him. ♥

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  116. The Frost Knight raised the popsicle at us and said in a frosty tone, "Freeze." (@_@)

    The most epic line in the whole chapter. Except for what Sun says in reply. >;D

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  117. um....why is it that until now theres is no new chapter?

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  118. still no new chapter
    Is she allright- if she didn´t had time at the moment she would have netified us, wouldn´t she? Has she forgotten it?

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  119. Leahlynn are you doing ok?
    Why you didn't post anymore?
    Let us know what's happening, please

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