Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 51: A Partner Only for Me – 4

[You have become Angel’s Partner. You can enter a partnership with a maximum of 2 angels. All abilities increase by 30% when fighting against a Breaker or Undead.]
[You have earned the passive skill, Angel’s Protection. Probability of being inflicted with a fatal hit decreases by 30% and curse resistance increases by 30%. All quest rewards increase by 30%. There is no level with this skill, and you can only raise it by fulfilling certain conditions.]
[You have earned the active skill, Angel’s Support. You are now able to borrow the angels’ power when fighting in an Abandoned World, according to the mastery of the skill. This skill grows faster the more you are around angels, and associate with them.]
[Currently, you’re in a partnership with the angels, Lita and Erta.]

Acquiring special enhancements when fighting Breakers and Undead meant that the Heaven’s Army are proactively enemies with them. Considering that most subclasses have no relation to fighting power, Yu IlHan could be said to have profited a lot.

Angel’s Protection literally felt like a blessing. Although he didn’t know that well since he never was inflicted with a fatal strike, thinking back to how monsters seemed to be in so much pain every time he did a critical hit, it’s good news that the probability of being inflicted with a fatal hit had decreased.
Same with curse resistance and quest rewards. He finally felt that he had received the rewards of his suffering since he got acquainted with angels.

In contrast, Angel’s Support was the method that Erta spoke a little of just a few minutes ago. The counterplan that angels had come up with to prepare against the dungeons related to Abandoned Worlds.

At the same time, being Yu IlHan’s reward, this was a skill to counterplan against when encountering similar situations. Yu IlHan also had no reason to hate it. He didn’t know when he would fall into such a horrifying place again, but if he could borrow a higher existence’s power then that would be enough.

“Hm? Active skill is trainable?”
[Yeah. It’s a skill that grows faster the more you associate with angels.]

Lita lightly replied to his question, but to Yu IlHan, the listener, it didn’t sound so light. To express it, it reminded him of a slow anaconda walking towards its prey within the bushes.

Why? There was no way Lita had any malice against Yu IlHan. Yu IlHan laughed at himself for imagining something nonsensical but in fact, his intuition was spot on. It was just that he was a thousand year old virgin and could not see through the identity of the crisis that he had felt.

[Anyway, we gave you all the rewards. Please take care of us from now too, Yu IlHan.](Erta)
[Since we met after such a long time, let’s play!]

Erta’s calm voice and Lita’s playful voice harmonized and hit Yu IlHan’s eardrums. As he felt better now, since he had acquired a new, and good, skill, he made a refreshing smile and spoke.

“Okay, after I finish mana crafting on the spike spear, make the harpoons, and refine the trolls’ blood!”
[It’s that work again!]

Even though he had met Lita he longed to meet so much, this was the moment when Yu IlHan’s workaholic characteristic to finish his work first, had activated.


Author’s notes

  1. I remember a light novel called ‘Akuma no Mikata’ (T/N: Devil’s Partner, is what the Koreans translated it to. Actually it should be ‘Devil’s Ally’… I think, JP TLers… opinions?). To the middle school me, the plot was quite a shock… Huh? I think nowadays, light novels and middle school Toika story are coming out too much?
  2. Subclass get! Angel’s partner won against blacksmith at the last moment. Since he can’t use the best materials yet!
  3. Subclasses can also grow and advance to the next stage. This will come up later as well. (T/N: I dun remember seeing that…)

 Translator’s notes

 

I’m sure many of you are disappointed with the appearance of Lita. (Especially the change in her personality, actually if you think about it, her personality didn’t really change) Tbh, if you read more, some of you might switch to Erta… at least… I did….

Also, I take NU reviewers as critics. They say there are ‘plot holes everywhere’ but I don’t seem them at all… O.o… someone tell me those plot holes? I will try to explain them~ (or ask author). They criticize despite not knowing anything… With the unexplained things, author would probably explain all of it at the end. That’s what happened with his first novel.

Also, what happened with reposts in NU was that I forgot to change the title ([Title] [-Number] <- that ‘number’ bit) and somehow, that got on NU…

There I caught up. Also there is NO sponsored chapter in queue, Kobato hasn’t updated. It should be 31/50 right now.


Translator : Chamber

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Native Korean who studied in Britain for 5 years, currently living in Korea. 3rd year uni studying Computer Science and Engineering.

57 Replies to “Everyone Else is a Returnee – Chapter 51: A Partner Only for Me – 4”

  1. Skoll

    Thanks for your hard work!
    Cheers!
    As far as the NUF critiques with plot holes go, I’m kind of interested in that too.
    For Lita, she does feel a bit more childish than I remember.

    1. tachibanabot

      she’s obviously one of those cold to most people but childish/warm to the one they love, the reason why she feels more childish now is because she already fell for MC, not only did she fall for him, but its been “a long time” since they’ve seen each other, so yeah…you get what I mean

  2. scandalfa

    the only reason I’m dissappointed is; because they didn’t do anything to show they missed each other. Lita appears again after 2 months and MC just starts talking with Erta about rewards and shit. Dude, grow some balls and tell her you missed her or something. Weren’t you hugely disappointed when it wasn’t Lita but Erta that was decided to be your partner. where is that passion now?
    And I have a feeling that Author is gonna fuck up Lita’s character. I’m pretty sure in %95 of the novels I’ve read which included the main girl disappearing then returning to MC had this problem where main girl changed so much you basically start to like her less and less and then like side characters more then her.(Erta and that queen in this case(I know they are not side characters but you get me))
    let’s hope that doesn’t happen

      1. kouk2002

        Yeah, I think it’s a pretty obvious change that should be expected. I mean after a thousand years together Lita realized she fell in love, and just as she was hoping for 100 year sexual healing, they got forcibly separated. Once she noticed her feelings she stopped acting as a higher existence and acts honestly. Well maybe the dere came too soon for some but I’ve no issue with it. Though I wonder if the competition will force Erta to act more dere as well.

        And as for the man himself, I think he acted pretty much in character, he is blunt in his speech but only with those he gets close to does he joke and tackle. Though blunt he has from the start been fairly lacking in displaying his emotions, and this reason has always been explained and I think it’s an understandable result.

        I’d be rather annoyed he changed so suddenly instead.

        1. Jonathan Hurd

          I think this behavior is perfectly natural for someone like Yu Illhan. They already said he regards Rita more as a sibling than someone of the opposite sex. It seems natural to tease your sister by ignoring them especially after reuniting and seeing them so excited.

          The other thing is Yu Illhan is a thoroughbred loner. Think of how hard it would be for someone like him to express his heartfelt emotions. Especially considering all of this information is coming in so fast. I think his focusing on the rewards, rather than Rita’s return, might also be part of his self defense mechanism to focus on one thing, to not be overwhelmed, kicking in.

          I gotta admit he has a right to be at least a little bitter as well. He was originally told by Rita that it was going to be 10 years. Then at the end someone else had to come and tell him he had spent 1k years with only her. Also at the end of it he watched as she went away without even saying goodbye. He doesn’t know that was God’s doing, but that definitely must’ve stung a bit.

          1. WirlWind

            Not to mention his sense of time is pretty warped now.

            How short a time is 2 months when compared to 1000 years?

            And don’t forget, she even ‘weaned’ him into a 3 days = 1 days cycle (when she lowered his food to once a day, he still loses time as he works and often thinks he spent hours working instead of days.)

  3. Michael Renner

    ‘associate’ with angels, is it? i can see lita’s plan already. but as noted, iyu ilhan is a 1000 year old virgin, he has basically given up any and all ideas of relationships in order to stay sane so she will have to say it first. also, to scandalfa, again it’s a time scale issue. after 1000 years 2 months seems like nothing, to him she only left yesterday.

  4. Dark Jackel

    Dere angel + tsukkomi angel. This can only go well. 😄

    Although, Chamber. You’ll probably have to give up on fighting the low reviews on NU. You want to convince people that this is the best novel ever, but those people don’t want to be convinced. Save your efforts; there are plenty of high reviews as well. In the end, readers will have to form their own opinion… 😐

  5. seinky

    Thanks for the translation!
    I didnt remember Lita been this childish ;p
    Looking in the class description, it seems like there will be more angels in the future XD
    Good luck Yu IlHan! You will need it XD

  6. memerou

    [Lita lightly replied to his question, but to Yu IlHan, the listener, it didn’t sound so light. To express it, it reminded him of a slow anaconda walking towards its prey within the bushes.]

    ….and that slow anaconda is named Lita~~~

  7. yu3kino

    I like Erta more because of her banter with Ilhan. It just so fun watching them together. And her occasionally tsun tsun that Ilhan completely ignore are also far more appealing than the many japanese ones.

  8. TsukiNoHono

    Guhehehe~! LITA–TAN IS BACK AND SHE’S MORE DERE!!!(we need to add YAN into that word in the future~ and also a quest for his harem has arrived~
    MAKE THE 1000 YEAR OLD SAGE A BEAST~
    Reward: Love Point Increase~
    Graduation from v*rginity~
    A hikki partner for life~

  9. Marcos Vinicius Nery (@M4rc0SReis)

    thanks, i’m new reader i just found the novel a day before you had your to stop for your exams and binge read every chapter at that same day, it was 6 am when i was over and i had to go to work at 8 am it was hell but at least i was happy it was a very nice novel and the exams got me off guard, of course i’m not complaining was just that i had just find this jewel and had to wait a few days to receive my new dose, haha.
    about the new lita i do not think she truly had a change in personality we had a 1000 years time span where most of the moments we got to know her have happen before the end but once we finally got the end anyone who read the chapter when the time started to flow again we can already see this playful personality of hers on her speech , maybe there is not much time since i started that i can remember and associate those scenes since is everything fresh in my mind .
    now about the reviews in NU i would say the same; there is not much plot hole in the novel so far, at least i do not believe most negatives comments is saying that the mc is OP without cause, one is even comparing the novel with onepunch man,something that i do not understand why , the guy even say that the novel is bad because is not more like one punch man, haha maybe he is reading the wrong thing i believe. others is complaining about the OPness well, i do not see it yet, yes the IMC seems to be OP because once we take things in context the world and enemies is OP as well, the entire problem that is the current plot have originated because the entire 1000 years frozen time where not only the IMC have evolved but also the animals as well, and since IMC got his body and techniques together, there is no reason to believe that the animals have not as well, 1000 years is a long time of evolution ,even more when you do not die nor age and if we take in consideration the IMC itself he is not much better than the empress in term of fighting abilities.

    what make him better than everyone else is his equips, of course he have made them himself but this is again the only plot hole i can see so far, he can make a lot of good equips and truly have no reason to do it for anyone else but this was in the past before the entire shitstorm that is happening on earth , now with this problem i do not see why the angels or anyone else does not tell him to do those equips for everyone, of course not for free because we are talking about the entire human race now, so he using his abilities for half of the materials that everyone brought to him would be more than fair price and most of the comum problems could be solved this way, since he truly does not want to be the protagonist and have to solve all the problems, hell i was waiting for him to truly sell his old gear or even give to the empress or someone else because we do not have a normal situation anymore on earth so he making-selling his equips would truthfully help humanity and i’m do not believe that the angels have not asked for him to do it yet since they have asked for him to work with the dungeons core it does not make sense for them to have not think about it so far ,at least for the ones who they are helping like that healer girl,a simple information telling them to contact him for work would help humanity in a lot of ways, it would make everyone lives easier without doubt and would solve a lot of the problems against low class mobs and again is not free he could have ask for the magic stones or any other shit he want since his equips are truly good, would be a win win situation and there is no fucking reason to not do so, hell even the empress is creating her own company and in the end will mark her name in the world and he who have read millions of books can not understand the power and benefits that fame would give him and help his family as well, in so many good ways and again the earth seems to be a serious problem we already know of worlds who have gone to shit even without this so he keeping those things a secret does not make any sense for the current status quo even more since his workshop have a barrier against human something that would make him complete safe in his creations without any bad risks so having a name behind his action would only give him benefits in the “new world” that they are.
    the angels had so many meetings about how to handle the problem and do not want to believe that no one ever thought of asking their human master blacksmith friend with a quest to do low-middle class equips for the “choice ones” that the angels have made contact since the start that healer girl and so many more that will come with this new angel partnership, so for me this is a truly plot hole so far, hope that the author will work out somehow with the future chapters.
    sorry for the walltext and the grammar mistakes i’m at work right now but i need my drug so here i’m.

  10. enterthenexxus

    I’m looking forward to seeing his
    finished spear.
    Also I was hoping his reunion with
    Lita would have been better but the guy has lived for over a 1000
    years to him 2 month is like a day
    so I can see why the reunion wasn’t a big deal but he could have at least huged her or seemed happy.

  11. bludvein

    One major plot hole I can think of atm is “What happened to the children during the 10 years?” Also, were the returnees given some kind of invincible buff during their stay in other worlds? None of them died or faced any real hardship?

    1. zabocaguy

      I think it was mentioned before that they were unable to die during the 10 year period, which was to help them in adapting more than anything. But now that they can go back and do quests between worlds, they can inf act die now which is why some don’t go back.

    2. Marcos Vinicius Nery (@M4rc0SReis)

      both things were pretty clear explained, the gods send everyone to other world and the angels in charge of those worlds have made the people of that world take Care of them and teach them the way !
      so not only they had people of the same world that are the same area as them, they also had angels and important people of each world making sure that nothing bad happen to them.

    3. Seregosa

      That we don’t know about stuff like what happened to children or old people is not really a plot hole, it’s just that the author chose to not include it because he feels it’s not important enough. It was mentioned that everyone, old and young, even babies, arrived at that world. I would guess that babies would end up at the same world as their mothers, since they tend to be close by. Children who go to pre-school and stuff like that would likely arrive with their teachers, if they’re decent teachers they would take care of the kids.

      The ones in charge of those worlds also made sure that the people training there was helped out by inhabitants… And yeah, everyone was pretty much immortal and didn’t age over there, just like the mc, their time pretty much froze but not their bodies.

      I find it amusing that many people say that Lita is more childish than before… She was that way all the time, just remember that we hardly saw anything of her… She spent 1000 years with the mc and towards the end she already had this personality, which we saw when she cussed at god and wanted to “assault” the mc 😛 Even from day one, she was pretty happy-go-lucky in personality, it’s just that she didn’t consider him as anything but a normal human back then, after that we just saw a dialogue or two and a lot of huge time jumps as she got increasingly intimate with the mc.

      Well, I like both Erta and Lita equally, I don’t see why I should have to choose one or the other, harem for the win! Let’s include other people while we’re at it, like that thunder girl MiRae, she’s pretty interesting too even if we haven’t seen too much of it I like what I’ve seen thus far.

      1. Seregosa

        About the thing about their situation in that other world, they couldn’t die, it was mentioned that they were completely safe. When people went back to do quests again(after they had already come back to earth and was deemed too weak), it was mentioned how, in exchange for being able to keep the powers they gain there, they had to pay with leaving the “tutorial mode” and therefore had to face the risk of death or getting harmed, which means they were in a “tutorial mode” before where no one could harm them and they couldn’t die.

  12. Seregosa

    Subclass get! Angel’s partner won against blacksmith at the last moment. Since he can’t use the best materials yet!

    So, the next subclass will probably be blacksmith… Well, it’s obvious he HAS to get it sometime, seriously. He’s the best smith on earth without it, surely he needs to become even better 😀

  13. Seregosa

    Acquiring special enhancements when fighting Breakers and Undead meant that the Heaven’s Army are proactively enemies with them. Considering that most subclasses have no relation to fighting power, Yu IlHan could be said to have profited a lot.

    Well, isn’t that nice and cool? That means he has increased damage against almost all creatures. These two are probably categorized under “dead” beings(not sure about breakers, but since it’s not included in “undead”, it’s at least not consider an undead), and he has the reaper/death god class, meaning he’ll have similar amounts of extra damage against “life”, which is pretty much all other beings. Perhaps only rare stuff like golems and metal beings could be considered as another category and thus he’ll have less damage against them 😀 He’s ridiculously OP, haha, but that’s what’s good about this novel.

    Why? There was no way Lita had any malice against Yu IlHan. Yu IlHan laughed at himself for imagining something nonsensical but in fact, his intuition was spot on. It was just that he was a thousand year old virgin and could not see through the identity of the crisis that he had felt.

    Guard your anus Yu, she’s coming for that booty.

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