Chapter 72 – Kain-san 2

Kain was troubled…
Well, rather, he had been troubled for a long time now, but now another new trouble was added to that mountain.

Kain’s gaze was directed at Princess Fii, who was leaving the 18th Division gathering place.

Kain immediately began to move.
While suppressing his presence, he relocated to the usual location.

“Kain-saaan! I’ve come to play~!”

No sooner had Princess Fii stopped before a certain tree did she immediately move to climb it.
Before she could, Kain leapt down from his tree. A clean, silent landing.

The moment Princess Fii saw him, her face spread into a smile.

“Kain-san, I’ve come to play!”

‘Didn’t you just say that?’
Kain didn’t say that though.
He had something more important to say.

“Heath-kun, didn’t I tell you not to climb trees? It’s dangerous.”

“Yes, but I climb walls all the time, so it’s a bit late for that, you know?”

Her words seemed to stab into him.
True. She climbed walls all the time.

It was his fault for teaching her the grass skill of wall-scaling.
Naturally, it was even more dangerous than climbing a tree. Kain had even taught her various other things, like rolling to break one’s fall.
It had long passed the point where he could warn her about the dangers of tree-climbing.

“True, but there’s no harm in being careful.”

“Yes, I’ll climb carefully.”

He actually meant that she shouldn’t climb at all…
Kain placed his hand to his forehead.

“More importantly, Kain-san, I came to play! Please teach me a new skill!”

Her words caused sweat to flow down his back again.
This was what had been troubling him.
Princess Fii who he had become acquainted with. Just like what she was doing now, Princess Fii would frequently come find him to ‘play’.

But that wasn’t the problem. Well, it was, but there was a bigger one.
The real problem was what her ‘playing’ entailed.

Each time Princess Fii came here, she came to learn his skills.

“Heath-kun, the skills of a grass aren’t a game…”

“Ah, yes, that’s true. I’m sorry! I’ll take the lessons seriously!”

(No… That’s not what I mean… If possible, I don’t want you to learn at all.)

For some reason his warning had been met with an enthusiastic reply.
Kain didn’t know what to do any more.

She was technically a VIP.
If possible, he wanted her to have nothing to do with danger.

People often said that trouble would mysteriously find those who possessed dangerous skills.
Perhaps it was mere superstition. Those who needed to learn these skills were doing dangerous things to begin with.
Even so, normally she should have been living peacefully and elegantly, surrounded by maids and guards. When he thought about how he was teaching these kinds of skills to her, he simply couldn’t stop the anxiety.
If possible, he really didn’t want to teach them to her…

But this girl would always come here to learn them, like visiting her favourite restaurant on a Sunday.

Thanks to that, most of his grass skills had been passed on to Her Highness the Second Queen.
And the safer, just barely skills were something he was all out of. By this point, all he had left were aggressive grass combat techniques and the skills for hidden weapons.

Those were definitely impossible to teach her, he thought.

“Kain-san, what will today’s technique be?”

But Princess Fii’s eyes were sparkling as she happily awaited her lesson.
She seemed to have no doubts at all that he would agree.
And as long as His Majesty’s orders were still valid, Kain had no choice but to teach her.

(I am a grass… To protect the nation, I carry out His Majesty’s commands to the letter…
Mum, Dad… Is this really necessary…?)

His parents didn’t reply. They had always been silent people.

Kain stopped reminiscing about his parents and forced himself to face reality.
At any rate, it was a fact that he had to teach her. Therefore, he hoped for something as safe as possible.
What should he do…

At that moment, a certain idea came to mind.

“Heath-kun, what kind of technique do you want to learn?”

It didn’t see much use with grass, but it was a trading technique to probe the other’s desires first.

Going by their previous interactions, Kain would suggest some safe skill, and Princess Fii would reject him. Kain would compromise and name something else, but Princess Fii would shake her head again. Most of the time, he would eventually teach her something dangerous.
But if he asked her what she wanted first, then at least there wouldn’t be increasingly dangerous proposals.
Perhaps he could even persuade her towards safety.
Even if her suggestion was a little dangerous, he could just modify it a little to make it safer.

Kain nodded, impressed with his own idea.
If Princess Fii asked for a non-grass skill, that would be even better. He had no problem with teaching her the skills of a regular soldier.

“Hmmmm…”

Placing a finger against her lips, Princess Fii thought for a while.
And then, turning towards Kain with a brilliant smile, she spoke.

“I want to learn assassination techniques!”

“GUHUH-!”

Fii’s bombshell struck Kain without mercy.


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“Fii’s bombshell struck Kain without mercy.”

The term used is actually デッドボール which, confusingly, is actually not Japanese for ‘dead ball’, but actually ‘hit by pitch’.
i.e. when the baseball hits your body lol

138 thoughts on “Chapter 72 – Kain-san 2

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    • Whew… Now that I got that out of my system, let’s talk about the Kain x Fii ship. I’m against it for a couple reasons. First, Kain is the only one who knows exactly who Fii is, and what she’s doing. That gives him a much greater importance to the story than a mere romantic interest…

      Secondly, as far as I can tell, there is absolutely no romantic tension between the two at all. Kain does show concern for her, but this is technically concern for someone who is nominally his sovereign. Personally I like this, especially if it can evolve from devotion to Roy’s orders, into genuine devotion to Fii. If she could get the grass on her side, even unknowingly, it could be a great support for her in the future (especially if she ever has to act as an actual queen 😉 ). A romantic relationship with Kain would only interfere, in my opinion.

      …hm? Who do I ship with Fii, then? Lynette, of course. 😉

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      • I prefer the siblings relationship between them. Or maybe Master-Servant relationship. Kain is like an older brother/servant who’s troubled by the eccentricity of his little sister/ojousama. 😂

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      • Well FiixKain is going to be sunk by FiixRoy no matter what anyone wants, so there isn’t much point in speculating, but I agree with your assessment. But I think that FiiruxKain might work. He hasn’t had the same contact with her and her marriage is probably a sham. Firru could probably use a life away from the spotlight. I am not really sure that Fiiru has gotten enough screentime to know if she would be good for Kain though…

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  2. Poor Kain, your stuck between sweet little angel that is becoming dangerous and a “Stonewall”.

    Just letting you know I’m in the Kain and Fii ship.

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    • she is indeed so, although it’s more of her tiny stature and her flexibility which are her unique aspects, that make her suitable for the 18th division, in addition to that she can also crossdress, and there are weapons made for her to be effective in battle.

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  3. thanks—!

    long comment time—!
    now, let’s see what i shall discover about kain in this chapter—?!
    kain…oh, kain….you care about fii, but it’s too late, is it not? don’t want her to be in danger, huh?
    she was starving previously though! also, also, regardless, it’s wonderful how kain cares about fii! if they get together, i’m sure he’d treat her with respect and try his best ot make her happy! he’s an earnest good person! it’d be interesting if fii met his silent, grass parents though, hehe—! …a girl can imagine, ok!
    well, it’s super cute that fii likes going to kain and learning new skills! fufu, well, i think her abilities are indeed suited to be a grass! ship! yes, yes, spend more time together—!

    it indeed backfired on kain…well, i think if he had thought deeper, the skills of a regular soldier/knight, fii could ask majority of the people currentlymsurrounding her about them, right?he’s probably just too desperate to think calmly, ahaha! anyway, my imagination when she answered ‘assassination techniques’, was a big rock landing on kain’s head! it backfired, kain, totally backfired, oh no—!

    however, this begs the question of if we will cover the issue of fii really killing someone. if a person is scum, would she kill them unhesitantly, like her practical self, or would she still feel hesitant and regret later? personally, i’m hoping for the earlier, though for the first time, people usually experience the latter. the true test is when she has to kill someone who has done an unforgivable deed(or maybe not so much? politics-related, maybe?), but they are a good person at heart. at that time, the grey area will be traversed, and fii’s character will be put to the test—!

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    • Fii is a knight apprentice. They will probably have training involving killing thiefs or bandits to get them accustomed to killing. Otherwise the knight would be useless in a war situation. No chance that a capable King like Roy would let his knight be badly trained.

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        • Hm? Isn’t Fiiru actually nice though? Lynette and Fii vouch for Fiiru’s good behavior, and anyways, I thought Roy had married her to put her in his protection from those that are “black”

          …Maybe I’m wrong though, haha. I should reread the earlier chapters later.

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          • The fact that everyone been vouching for Fiiru is what’s going to make it so much better when it happens. I feel like everyone been turning a blind eye to what Roy is. A few chapters ago he was tripping over his words too someone he thought was a man. Even Crow gave hints that Roy always been like that. Roy even said if the women go against him he’ll push back with all his might. All of Roy’s action points to only one thing. I feel like when this finally comes to light everyone going to say “yep there were signs from the beginning why didn’t we see it sooner”.

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          • lolol! most important thing is fii’s happiness! i cannot ship roy and fii, roy is undeserving of fii! fii should fall in love with almost any of the other guys around her who would be able to respect and bring her happiness, rather than roy, th-that horrible guy who doesn’t treat girls well–!

            -sails the ‘almost any ship but roy x fii ship’ ship-

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  4. Oh shit, that’s right! Kain’s order was “Teach Heath your techniques.” That doesn’t have any end date or limitations does it?

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  5. Say…. why is this:
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    Between the “next chapter” thingy and comments??

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    • Reminds me of prince from Level E. ‘always assume the worst-case scenario’ -the prince will always one up your scenario at a slightly skewed angle.
      Fii, you and that baka prince have the same type of wiring in your brain.

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        • Whatcha talking about?

          Fii wouldn’t be nearly as utterly adorable as she is as an actual boy. Plus, that woulda made her Crown Prince of the Déman country, right? *shivers*

          I think the point of those bastards being able to look over Fii before was because they had an excellent replacement: Princess Fiiru. With a set of both Prince and Princess, even though the Prince wouldn’t be as prominent, the Déman country would be set with an heir and a bridge to make a powerful connection.

          If Fii wasn’t a girl, this story wouldn’t be happening at all either, because even though Roy doesn’t like girls, I don’t think he’s homosexual…

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          • Your starting realize the truth just take those last few steps into the dark side with me the view point of the story so much better over here.

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          • I’m telling you should reread the story from that point of view it becomes a 10/10 romcom gone bad. You’ll even find yourself yelling at Roy saying “It’s a trap don’t fall for it not what your looking for”

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  7. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Remembering an old (really old) game called ‘Mega lo Mania’. Specifically when you succeeded in launching a nuke at your enemies. The computer voice say “You nuked em”. Now I’m hearing that voice as Fii dropped her ‘bomb’.

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  8. Fii is just so CUTE!!! Eager to learn more cool Ninja (Grass) techniques.
    Thanks again, for another awesome chapter dump!

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  9. Poor Kain. Just give up and teach her dangerous skills to your utmost ability. Who knows, maybe Roy wants you to teach Heath ALL the grass skills to his dear apprentice. Thanks for the update.

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  10. This is my favorite translation currently 😄

    I love Kain’s PoV, he basically acts like the readers would in most situations. “Oi… Your favorite knight-in-training is the same person as the princess you’re calling useless…”

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  11. Thanks for the chapter 😀

    Kain…
    You have been observing Fii for a while now.
    You know that she has the Smile of an Angel, and the Heart of the Devil.
    Why would you even think about giving her a choice?
    Of course she will directly ask for the dangerous and nasty stuff…

    This is why you always have head and stomach aches, Kain.

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  12. Welp, Roy’s going to have a hard time finding his ninja wife once her training is complete. Looking forward to how she uses these new secret techniques to become queen of the dormitory,

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  13. Fii has killer negotiation skills. And will soon have killer skills period, apparently.

    Was Kain really talking to his absent parents and then rationalizing why they didn’t answer? …Has he already cracked?

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  14. Hahaha I love Kain-san he is the best .
    Btw That feeling when you are peacefully reading through comment section and than you realise that the last comment was posted tomorrow morning ^^

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  15. When Kain teaches her everything that he can, how I wish he’d report that to Roy by saying “As you ordered I’ve trained Queen Fii everything I can about being a grass.”

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  16. Thanks for the chapter!

    I can’t get the image out of my head…the one where Fii enthusiastically asks to be taught assassination techniques…

    “What shall we learn today?”
    “How to murder people~! Tehe~”

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  17. Thanks for the chapter.
    Also, Supreme Holy Sheeprabbit Este-sama, could you please tell me if, up to the raws, Fii already graduated from being a knight apprentice?

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  18. PFFFTT HAHAHAHAHAHA 😄

    THAT PUNCH LINE

    I almost spit out what I was wasting, phew. That woulda been bad.

    Poor Kain. The readers’ hearts go out to ya, bro.

    Why does Fii want to learn assassination techniques anyways? It would compliment her fighting style though, haha xD

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  19. If there is a trope called Being Loyalty Suck, Kain will be Trope Codifier.
    Kain can train a cute girl to a deadly ninja in less than a year, maybe he is Korro-sensei’s reincarnation and his headache is the payback for all life he take in previous life.

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  20. Oh Kain dear, I thought you’d have realized after spending so much time with Fii. It doesn’t matter how dangerous the skill as long as it was cool.. Sigh.
    Many thanks for all you do!!!!

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  21. Um…. So Kain has taught this country’s neglected and mistreated second queen the skills she needs to assassinate the negligent king. Kain should be more scared.

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  22. when a responsible older brother kind of guy is stuck witha ninja disposition… poor guy but yeah interesting xD
    thx for the chapter

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  23. I kind of wonder… How does Roy get the grass when he needs them? They’re following around Fii all day, how does anyone know how to summon them….

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  24. Hmmm… Also, wonder if the grass have unbreakable rules, like “don’t harm the master” or something, that overrules orders.

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  25. Gufu! A mere retainer… Teaching the Second Queen assassination skills… Isn’t that twisted… No, the most twisted thing here is that, without knowing it, the King permitted teaching her skills to begin with… When the future king bangs his head in regret one day, perhaps he’ll stop at 100 hits…?

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  26. And thus, I end my second readthru of all the translated chapters. Reading them all at once (ok, over the course of two days) has led me to one important realization: Fii is absolutely, positively, chuunibyou. Also cute, but I knew that before. 😉

    However…I think I left too many comments…I’d better take an oath of silence or something, before our illustrious host Estelion kicks me off the site. 😐

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  29. “(I am a grass… To protect the nation, I carry out His Majesty’s commands to the letter…
    Mum, Dad… Is this really necessary…?)”

    Yes, yes it is, Kain-san. To provide us all with great entertainment.

    lol, you walked right into that one. I’d say “rip”, but I think you may be too far gone, Kain. So may your ashes be reduced to dust eternally. (wow that sounds dark, lol)

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  30. “(I am a grass… To protect the nation, I carry out His Majesty’s commands to the letter…
    Mum, Dad… Is this really necessary…?)” Is this the grass equivalent to bawling for Mommy?

    Oh yes though, learning assassination skills. No doubt ninety-nine percent of the reason is to (innocently) torrent Kain, and perhaps the last one percent is to strike down the enemy of all women?!

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