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Nurturing the Hero to Avoid DeathChapter 19.2


Translator: mii

Editors: sleepchaser, ASplashofMusic QubwEs

I don’t even know where I should start explaining.

What just happened is too terrible. I don’t feel like recounting it in detail to someone I just met.

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As I’m thinking of a way to naturally deflect her question, the lady staring at me flashes a troubled smile before shaking her head.

“It’s okay. You don’t have to force yourself to talk. Did you run through the cold rain to get here?You seem to be injured too… Can you wait for a while? I’ll call a doctor immediately. No, maybe it’ll be faster to bring you to them. Ah, but can you walk? If it’s hard on you, I can call a carriage─” yHm3pT

“N-no! It’s okay! I’m not injured to the point where I’ll need a… doctor.”

“Is that so? Are you sure?”

She keeps asking me this question, to which I respond by nodding continuously.

Though it doesn’t stop her from watching me, eyes full of worry. I can’t calm down, looking toward the ground to avoid her gaze. 6eHRJd

Then, as I look down, I catch a glimpse of my appearance.

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I finally understand why she’s so worried about me.

Even though I was frightened to death, I should’ve fixed my clothes as much as I could before entering the store.

My shirt is torn apart, exposing my torso, and my pants are half-open. How embarrassing. Obv9Ek

Dark red imprints cover my wrists. Not only am I soaking wet and dirty, there are many scratches all over my body from shaking off the hotel staff.

What a terrible appearance.

Anyone can guess what happened just by looking at me.

What happened? Who did you run away from? dqKHhR

I immediately adjust the front of my wet shirt.

“If you need something, please tell me at once, okay?” says the landlady, gently patting my shoulder. She must think someone sexually assaulted me. While she isn’t wrong, the situation didn’t progress as far as she assumed.

I want to correct her, but just the thought of voicing it gives me the urge to run away. Instead, I keep silent and nod in reply.

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“Alright then… You can use the second room from the back on the second floor. It should be empty today. Wait, let me bring you some clothes. It’s my husband’s, so it might be too big to you, but please bear with it.” DJ3rtq

“P-la’r bxjs…”

Ktf ijcvijvs ifjnfr atf xlamtfc, jcv wjxfr j rwjii gec ab atf yjmx bo atf yelivlcu.

Coafg j ktlif, rtf gfaegcr klat j abkfglcu qlif bo wlrmfiijcfber lafwr. “Lfgf la lr! Ktf gbbw xfs, rqjgf mibatfr, jcv yjat abkfir. Po sbe cffv jcsatlcu firf, pera afii wf.”

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“K-atjcx sbe nfgs wemt.” jauWrH

I try to accept the things she hands to me but almost drop them due to my trembling arms. I feel so useless. I can’t even hold things properly.

“I-I’m sor…ry….”

Beside me, Alfred extends one hand and takes them all.

I thank him and he nods, eyebrows still furrowed. De36TC

He stays silent the whole time, seemingly in a bad mood. He must be annoyed at me for disturbing him at the busiest time of his shift.

“S-sorry, Alfred…”

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“It’s fine,” he promptly replies, before sinking into silence once again.

Definitely in a bad mood. 3ZLr1C

“Don’t overdo it. Just let Al bring it for you. You sure you’re fine with just this?” asks the landlady once more.

I shake my head.

This is enough.

“Is that so? Well my offer still stands if you require anything.” says the landlady. “Really, who would do such a thing?” N38Jr5

Again, I lower my gaze until all that I can see are my feet.

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It’s not something I can freely talk to anyone even if I feel like it.

Since the culprit is the captain of the Royal Palace Knights, not being mindful of the impact of my words will only cause trouble. To myself, my family, and everyone else. Even I understand that.

At my flustered state, the landlady waves her hand. “Ah, it’s okay. No need to talk about it right away. We can talk when you’re calmer. Okay?” J0dVsn

A worried smile on her lips, she strokes my head with her warm and plump hand.

Ughh, her gentleness isn’t what I’m hoping for. Now I feel even more pathetic.

How shameful. I’m a man! What am I getting weak for? Get a hold of yourself!

“I’m sorry, Ma’am. Please excuse me from tonight’s shift. I’ll fulfill it tomorrow.” SyNewG

“It’s okay. You’ve always been diligent at work anyway. Rather than that… Look after that kid. Ah! Wait a minute.”

The landlady makes another little run to the kitchen, and returns with two bottles in her hands. Each a shade of orange.

“For you. You must be thirsty from running, right? Drink it. It’s fruit juice, sweet and delicious.”

Ahh. Her kindness brings tears to my eyes. RGnMyV

Suppressing the sobs threatening to escape my throat, I reach out to grab the bottles. But Alfred quickly takes them away to help me carry them as well.

“T-thank you very much…”

The landlady nods in reply with a smile on her face. Turning toward the kitchen, I find the master also with a smile on his face, still swinging his frying pan. I thank him as well.

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Alfred lifts me up before we even leave the kitchen. 3dNjW8

He climbs the stairs beside the wall while carrying me with one hand, the other carrying the things I was given. Am I that light? No, certainly not! It’s this guy’s strength that’s strange.

On one side of the second floor corridor are windows. The other side is lined with doors, five to be exact.

“There’s… so many rooms.”

“Yeah. The second and third floors are available for rent.” PFfeY5

So this place functions as both a pub and an inn.

Despite the fact that both of Alfred’s hands were preoccupied, he still manages to unlock the door.

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The moment the door is open, a draft escapes from the room.

“Sorry. Since this is a cheap inn, there’s no heating. But at least there’s a bathroom, even if the room is small. The toilet’s outside, just by the end of the corridor. Wait here. Let me bring some hot water from downstairs.” Idfmtz

Once Alfred puts me down, he wraps a few of the bath towels in his arms around my head and body until no skin is showing.

He then lights the oil lamp. He sets down the rest of the things the landlady gave on the same desk before leaving the room.

The room becomes quiet.

In a blink of an eye, relief and exhaustion crashes into me, and I fall flat on the cold floor. au3Lcn

Head spinning, I look around the room.

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The room is narrow, with a small desk and chair. Placed against the wall is a single bed, fit for one person only.

There is another door on the wall to the right. Seems to lead to a smaller room. From what I can see through the gap between the door and the frame, it’s probably the bathroom.

Even though this space is quite small, it gives off a feeling of warmth. The faint woody scent is also somewhat calming. But to be honest, the room is only considered narrow by western standards. It’s still far larger than the rooms in cheap Japanese inns. Xo7SMk

As I blankly stare at the warm orange lamp, listening to the laughter and singing coming from downstairs, slowly but surely do I regain a sense of calm.

I like the sound of others’ activities. Gentle, and makes me feel connected to everyone.

It gives me the illusion that I’m not alone.

As I’m still dazed, Alfred returns to the room with a large barrel filled with hot water, and prepares for my bath. As usual, his strength is phenomenal. ycq7fw

A while later, Alfred approaches my side and grabs my arm. “The bath is ready. Come on.”

His touch is so sudden that it causes me to let out a strange noise. Shivers run down the arm in Alfred’s hold.

Ever since my escape from the hotel, my body has ran unpleasantly hot.

Especially, at the lower half of my body. khU1W7

Special thanks to Anon-san, FrostyMoka-san, and MsLori-san for the ko-fi! (♡ω♡ ) ~♪

Heh, hehehehehehe~ ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

Little theater (?)

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Alfred: *bad mood* q5s07e

Lian: Alfred should be angry because I disturbed his work… (〒﹏〒)

Alfred: Who dare touch my wivey, I will kill them! *stares silently at a set of kitchen knifes* ( •_• )

Lian: He is so quiet too, as I thought, he is really angry! (゜o゜;

Alfred: There’s even bruises on wivey’s hand, not just kill but need to torture them to death! *stares quietly at a box of kitchen salts* ಠ_ಠ VK4Nrp

Lian: Uu, everyone is so nice to me (╯︵╰,)


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  1. Oh, how much I have waited for this chapter but now it´s seems I have to wait more for the next. QAQ

    I want to see more of Alfreds reaction. >_<

  2. *issues killing order. Petition for that scum to die a horrible death with torture xD (by Alfred’s hands)

    Thanks for the chapter!!!~ 🙇🙇🙇

    • I think it’s better if Lian’s the one that do the killing?

      Though by the time he starts he’ll find that scum already dead, killed by Alfred a.k.a hubby.

      Thanks for the chapter!

  3. I won’t be surprised if that captain is found dead next morning tbh. I’ll know Alfred is a good husband for Lian xD (Then again he always is uwu)

    Wait wait wait…. Oh? is it… next chapter they’re gonna do it? My my… Lian is gonna be a grow up? QnQ)

  4. I desperately want Al or the older bro or Lian to get revenge on the scum. Debts must be paid (in cold blood) after all *clenches fist*

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  5. Oh nUuUuU even if im a rotten woman im still not ready for this two to papapa i neED MORE DEVELOPMEN T.

    Yes please, Alfred sire please kill that captain I beg you. I’d lend a hand if i can tbh

    Thanks for the chapter miichan uwuwu

  6. Thank you for the update. I’m so happy you updated. I’m like visibly vibrating that’s how happy.

    I love this story.

  7. Ahahahaha that little theatre 😂

    Can’t wait foe the next part hehehehe or maybe next next part? Idk.

    Thanks for the chapter!

  8. Well Alfred I know you want to kill someone, but a more pressing problem has…arisen 😏

    Thanks for the great translation ♥️♥️

  9. Well, well, well……seems like the show everyone was waiting for is about to start~ ( ・ิω・ิ)

    I better get some popcorn before the next part comes out, I can’t wait~

    On another note, I know that lady was just trying to be nice and all but she was seriously annoying me, if she thinks Lian was just sexually abused and he obviously doesn’t want to talk then she should hurry up and give him some space so he can open to the one person in there that he actually knows and trusts.

    She could have delivered the items to the room later, like just knocking on the door and saying “I’ll leave this over here for you, if you need a doctor or anything at all just tell us”, and let Alfred handle the rest.

    Lian was obviously not in a condition to explain or even be polite to a stranger, the most important thing was to first let him calm down, and if he suffered sexual abuse then he wouldn’t be comfortable with strangers.

    But haa….Lian is too nice that he always thinks politely about others, and the lady meant well. Though when I think about it, if I was in Lian’s situation the last thing I’ll want would be for some stranger to show me pity. I’m sure I’ll really loathe that to the bottom of my soul.

    Sorry for the rant~

    Thank you very much for the chapter, Mii-sama~


    • Ahh, comrade!? (・o・) Me and my editors actually also feel like the lady is so annoying, repeatedly questioning my baby~ That’s why we try to make her less annoying by changing her speech a little, but it seems like chocomint.bunny-sama’s radar still catch our saltiness ୧( ಠ Д ಠ )୨ But then, the lady will turn likeable at chapter 20, so please look forward to it~ (。ノω\。)

      • How should I say this…?

        Mii-sama are you trying to court me?

        Because I suddenly feel like my devotion and affection to you has increased lol~

        +30 love affinity

        Comrade!! I thought only I found it annoying! It’s so nice to have people who understands~💜

  10. Alfred’s quiet because he’s churning out torture methods~☆

    Don’t worry, Lian!

    We’ll take good “care” of that fkcing piece of sht


  11. ಠ 益 ಠ estoy … ENOJADA !!!, NO SOPORTO VER A LIAN ASÍ !!! ahrggg quiero agarrar a ese capitán, darle la bienvenida a las pildoras del tío Bai de mi secta y dejarlo con unos minotauros, luego hacer que sufra por varios ciclos de reencanción, esto luego de convertirlo en un eunuco y dejarlo incapaz de sentir placer … arghhh

    Editora, estoy con el teatro.

    • Uncle Bai’s pill? Now I’m curious what they will do to that piece of trash (〃゚3゚〃) And yeah they should just cut their peepee and become an eunuch if they can’t control their desire!!!! ಠ_ಠ

      Thank you for reading, eclechan~

      • Tío Bai es Bai Xiaochun de la novela de Er Gen Una Voluntad Eterna (AWE), no es BL.

        Al principio la novela es un poco lenta, pero luego el tío Bai te gana el corazón con su forma de ser y aprendedes a respetarlo, sí o sí, poirque cuando se enoja, hasta él mismo tiene miedo y eso es literal. Y su proceso de elaboración de pildoras … creeme Ah Hen solo explota hornos, pero al tío Bai … le pasan cosas extrañas, por algo le decimos el Gran Dios Demonio de la Plaga

  12. Translator sama is trying to kill us…waited so long for this chap thx to the TL notes in the last chap…and then I meet the dastardly Cliff. Why did no one tell me Cliff would be joining us today?😰

    Thanks for the chapter (you evil sadist)


    • (Not) sorry for that, Caydraconis-san~ I just love cliffy so much muahaha (◕ᴗ◕✿) *innocenteyes

      Thank you for reading! (my lovely masochist)


  13. Ohhhh, Al understand us. He’s so marvellous, don’t think too much of that and simply kill them. We’ll help you to hide the corpses 😊

    Thank you!!!

  14. Alfred about to commit murder in cold blood

    AFTER he took care of wifey :’)

  15. A bottle of 7 pot douglahs should be emptied in the so called “Captain of the royal Hundans” why? Because it tastes good and the spicy feeling will numb the animals eating his digusting eyes that even the most inferior of mutated bacteria would suddenly grow tastebuds without their consent because of how bad it tastes so they wouldn’t even go a 100K miles near it’s eyes if possible and if not possible the bacteria would evolve enough to commit suicide.