Record of Wortenia War – v2-c3

Editor: Thorrium.

Chapter 2 Episode 3
(The Despair of Those Who Are Being Summoned 3)






The 64th day, after being summoned
to another world.
The morning sunlight came through
the window. 
Laura and her sister were looking at
each other and decided to knock on the door to Ryouma’s room. 
*Ton Ton* 

In their hands they are holding a
tray filled with breakfast that they had ordered from the innkeeper. 
Ryouma hadn’t left his room since
last night, having ignored their invitation to have dinner as well as the snacks
they had brought last night. The only responds they had gotten from him, was
the faint sound of pages being turned that could be heard from inside his room. 
Fatigue was clear on the sisters
faces, they had been worried about Ryouma, who seemingly was checking the book,
as if possessed by something. 
*Ton Ton* 
They knocked on the door again, slightly
harder this time. 
It was not the sisters’ intention to
disturb what Ryouma has been doing; however, they could not leave Ryouma in his
room, when he hadn’t had anything to eat since last night’s dinner, nor had
gotten anything to drink. 
“Ryouma-sama…?” 
They called his name
fearfully. 
As expected, there’s no answer from
him, only the sounds of pages being turned could faintly be heard.

Finally, the sound stopped. 
“Sara…” 
“Indeed… I guess there’s no
other choice.”  
After they looked at each other,
they placed the tray that they held in their hands,  on the floor and turned their body toward the
wooden door. 
*BANG!* 
Their body strengthened by training
for years, easily blew the door off.
“”Ryouma-sama””
The room was dark. 
Despite the fact that sunlight was
entering from the window, the room still remained entirely dark. 
“Ryouma-sama…?” 
Cautiously, Sara tried to call
him. 
Ryouma who sat inside the room, hadn’t
reacted when he sisters forced the door open, he just stared at the desk in
silence. 
Due to him opened the pages of the
book over and over again, the tip of the pages ended up looking worn out, and
some part of the pages were wet due to sweat dripping on them. 
Numerous papers were scattered on
the desk and the floor, on each of them were names written in small letters in
order to have as much space to write on.
(This is… Did he write all the god’s
names he remembered down, in order to check if they were listed in the book or
not…)
Even with only a brief look, Sara could
see more than a dozen of papers scattered around the room. 
“Sister…” 
Laura handed over two pieces of
paper to Sara. 
The papers was tightly filled with
names with horizontal lines crosses over each of them. 
And when she looked closely, the
names written on were identically the same. 
“This is…” 
Toward Sara’s murmur, Laura nodded
her head. 
Ryouma wrote all the names of the
Gods he could remember and checked whether it was written in the book or not, and
then crossed them out if the name existed in the book.  
And then, when everything he had written
was crossed out, he repeated the whole thing, in case there was a mistake, or
he missed one of the names. 
Looking for hope that does not
exist… He repeated his works again and again. 
“… None…” 
A small voice comes out from
Ryouma’s mouth. 
“Ryouma-sama?” 
“I… Can’t return
home…” 
This time, his voice could be heard
clearly by the sisters. 
“I can’t return… I can’t
return… I can’t return…” 
The words that come out from
Ryouma’s mouth gradually grew stronger. 
With the room being dark, the
atmosphere turned gloom. 
“Sister!” 
“Yes!” 
The moment the sisters entered the
room, they felt something uncomfortable. 
In the sisters’ eyes, the image of
Ryouma is someone powerful, calm, ruthless, but also kind. 
However, the Ryouma in front of them
now, was fragile and unstable. 

The two sisters immediately embraced Ryouma’s head between their chest. 
Just like how one would comfort a
baby. 

“It’s alright. Ryouma-sama.
We’re both here. We will always by your side…” 
A long time passed before the dark
and heavy air that drifted inside the room was gone. A calm breathing from a
sleeping person, came from Ryouma that was between the sister’s chest’s. 
“Sister. Should we carry him to
bed?” 
Laura turned her eyes toward Ryouma when
asking. 
“I guess so… Laura, try to
carry that side.” 
Even though Ryouma have a huge body
exceeding 100 kg, the two sisters somehow managed to lay Ryouma on the bed.
  
“From now on, what are we going
to do?” 
Laura line of sight turned toward
the broken door. 
“I think he won’t be able to
wake up until evening due to the fatigue from the all-nighter. We should talk
to the innkeeper about the door and pay extra money…” 
Then Sara began talking in a
hesitant manner. 
“Ryouma-sama can be quite scary…” 
“Indeed, however, that does not
matter… Ryouma-sama saved us. That’s why we belong to Ryouma-sama. We should devote
ourselves to Ryouma-sama.” 
“Un, I agree. Sister.” 
After the sisters had exchanged their
conversation, they turned their gaze toward their master who has been sleeping
on the bed. 
(Where is this?)
Ryouma’s consciousness was inside pitch
darkness. 
A cold, dark space, which felt like
it could freeze ones heart.
(I… That’s right!. I was inside my
room examining the book.)
Little by little Ryouma’s
consciousness becomes clear. 
“This place is within your
mind.” 
A cold robotic voice without emotion
could be heard.
(My mind? Am I inside my
consciousness? ” 
“That’s right.” 
(But I did not say anything?) 
“This is inside your own mind
after all. Something like spoken words is insignificant.” 
(But you’re talking you know?) 
“No, you are only thinking that
I am talking as it makes more sense to you.” 
(What are you?) 
“Me? Me huh? I’m someone close
to you, an existence that understands you the most.” 
(tell me!) 
“For now, you are good knowing
just this much… One day, you will reach the answer yourself.” 
After the voice said such word, it’s
asked Ryouma a question. 
“What is your wish?” 
Ryouma thought for a moment about
his strongest wish. 
(I… I want to return home. I want
to see, Asuka, Grandfather, and my classmates… I want to go back to my
original world.) 
“But that will not come true.
Did you not confirm it yourself?” 
The heartless voice smashed Ryouma’s
wish. 
(I can’t come back? Can’t I go back
to that life once again?) 
“You can’t. Although the
possibility itself is not 0. However, are you prepared to pay a great
sacrifice? There’s no other method other than clinging to your own luck. You
should have understood this… Later, will you have the resolution to make a
great sacrifice? Or will you end up giving up?” 
(Hah? What are you talking
about?) 
Toward Ryouma’s question, the voice
continue talking, 
“You should understand
everything already… It’s just that you don’t want to admit the
answer.” 
(I… I’m…) 
“If you unleash your rage, you
can even destroy this world. Forced into this world, to this world to fight for
them. All of this, whose fault do you think it is?” 
(That is… the old man and the
people in that empire’s fault…) 
“Wrong… They are only part of
the problem! The world is at fault. This twisted world which is filled with
sacrifices made by the people from your world.” 
The voice denied Ryouma’s
answer. 
(This twisted world?) 
“That’s right! This world was
established with the premise of taking away! Kill… Violate… Taking and
robbing what one would want. You have the right to do that!” 
(I have such right?) 
When Ryouma was about to nod his
head toward the voice, another voice resounded within the darkness. 
“It’s alright. Ryouma-sama. We’re
both here. We will always by your side”

It was a warm, soft and comforting voice. 
When he heard that, Ryouma lost his
consciousness and disappeared from the world of darkness. 
“Fumu… You’re leaving without
freeing me huh?… Well, that’s fine. Sooner or later, even if you don’t want
to, you will have to choose. Either to be accompanied by me or be swallowed by
me… No matter what it’s your choice to decide, after all… I’m
you…” 

In the darkness where Ryouma had
gone, only the cold robotic voice could be heard.
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