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 The children that were in his room back then... / were necessary for Shinyuuchi hunting
 It's likely that there were several people in that house whose abilities included spatial control...... / And one of those...
 probably had the same spirit reserve ability that I do.
[4 inset] Kakeru explains the King's plan to Number One**
** T/N: Zerogou, Ichigou, etc. are actually just numbers, not names, so I'll translate them as such.
[Title] Chapter 305: Hatred
 I was also chosen during the ability user selection process / though I didn't end up being of use
 Spirit reserve is extremely rare / though it's said they tend to appear when the world is in chaos... / To think that in this era there'd be another better qualified than I am...
 At any rate, when that one appeared... / he discarded that old body and left the castle, leaving Michiru and me behind / BOSOBOSOBOSO*
 So basically you're saying that the Commander's in the body of that kid who had soul reserve? / No, that's not it
 It was a girl.
[Sidebar] The thing that the King=Commander compared to striking it rich was a child with the same ability as Kakeru!?
 Eh? / He can't transfer himself into girls. / Sort of like organ rejection
 In addition, there are various other requirements, so transferring is life-threatening. / Hee / And yet, because the vessel's power becomes one's own, he chose from among ability users
 Hee hee... / Hee hee hee... / It's laughable that such a disgusting creature would be so particular...
 GIRI* / Why, in a stupid squabble for a bastard like that?
 Why... / did Michiru have to die for an idiot piece of trash like that!?
 I'll kill him.
 Kill him.
 Kill him. / GATA GATA* / Kill him. / Kill him. / GATA GATA GATA* / Kill him.
* rattle / rattle
 KILL HIM! / GATAN* / Eek!
 MERI MERI MERI MERI* / GATA GATA GATA*
* creep / tremble
 Wasn't Michiru-sama fully prepared for this?
 The final entry in Michiru-sama's journal said... / MERI* / "I am sincerely ashamed for my deeds---"
 "I must bear some of the punishment for my sins"
 Wasn't Michiru-sama left behind in the castle by of her own will? / She could be depicted as being remorseful for allowing the Commander to embark on his path towards revenge
 What... / the hell are you saying?
 And now perhaps she's done something unforgivable to you, Kakeru-sama... / Shut up!!
 He's the bad one, right?
 I'll kill him. / Help me, Number One.
 Have... / you read all the other documents besides the journal? / No...
 Well then, let me tell you
 You "dolls"... / are spares that those brothers created that they could successfully transfer themselves to
 Hee... / Hee hee hee... / The one who came up with it was the younger one though, that piece of trash!
[2 background] Hee (x many)
 Hee / How's that? / You've got a great reason to want revenge, too...!
 So help me / ZA* / I'm the one who ranks highest in this castle right now, anyway
 Michiru already created the plan / If everything proceeds according to that scenario... / after he finishes destroying the Urakai, he'll return to this castle
 The greatest, most powerful, and most evil being is within the spell Michiru created... / I'll put my everything into completing it... / And use it to ambush him!
 I am power.
 Michiru's spell... / will make use of me...!
 I'll end him... / along with this entire world
 I'm tired of you / So mean!
 Tokimori / Tokimori!! / DADADA*
 Do you have any other servants? / I do... / But as you become indifferent to them so soon, milord...
 That's fine! / Yoshimori, Yoshimori!! / DATSU* / Ah, milord!
 Oh! / What's that, what's that!? / Milord!
 Yoshimori-kun is in the middle of important training / Please don't interfere
 If he can complete this / you'll se something really interesting / FU...
 KURU* / And when will that be? / Eh?
 Hmm... Pretty soon... / Be exact. / Let's see...
 You / understand that I hate being bored more than anything... / don't you?
 I won't wait much longer
 Then... let's talk about something that'll happen sooner
 Very soon now, there'll be one of those battles you love so much nearby, milord. / Look
 Happily, you aren't the target, milord. / Your balance is going off / I thought perhaps you'd enjoy watching, to your heart's content
 Is that really true? / Milord?
 You lie from time to time / That's a part of you I don't like
 Arashizaki Temple / Main House of the Ougi Clan
 I don't really like having so many people around...
 About 300 more troops we've borrowed from the branch families / will arrive tomorrow / Whoa-
 And they're all men... / Women aren't allowed on the mountain after dark. (handwritten: It can't be helped)
 Is it really that important to protect this place? / Young master!
 It's just... / while I target others, I don't like being targeted
 Young master, you and I will be on standby around the Spirit Cherry Tree tonight, understood!? / Yeah yeah... / I'll defend the sacred tree with my life
 Ah, Shijima / Yes?
 Deploy some of the men in town / It'll be a nuisance having all these men on the mountain
 Understood / I'll ask the master
 You're gonna ask my dad...? / GACHA* / Ah, young master... I'll come out shortly!
 Your majesty...!
 Your majesty isn't weak! / Your majesty just has a kind disposition!
 Your majesty...
 If you wish it... / You still have me in reserve to use
 I can... / lend you power
 Anything will become possible / After all...
 I... / have a sacred treasure
 Sacred... treasure?
 It's something that was formerly known as a sacred treasure / A person containing an endless store of power called a soul reserve... / To put it simply, a mass of power in the form of a person
 In sympathizing with the sacred treasure... / I've been chosen as its user
 There's no way Your Majesty could be weak when accompanied by the sacred treasure's user / You can do anything!
 I can use as much power as you please!
 if it's for your sake......!
 Big brother
 Ah... Haruka
 Why are you up so late? / I can't sleep
 Come over here
 Big brother, when are we going outside this time? / Ah...
 Very soon now
[Inset] At last, the Commander makes his move...!? / Continues in Issue 25