Cheat na Kaineko – Chapter 23

Translator(s): Konko    Editor(s): KaiTheKuma, Sage Yomeiri    Proofreader(s): ?    TLC(s): ?

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Misha, Serving Me

Shake, shake.

I felt my body being shook.

Eh? Who is doing this…?

Misha would never wake up earlier than me—.

[Master, wake up!]

Without a doubt, that person is Misha.

Well, she should be waking me up as she wanted to play—.

[Breakfast…. I prepared it…. The meal will turn cold if you don’t wake up….]

[Oh…a dream…. Goodnight….]

[This isn’t a dream! Wake up!]

…I got denied from going back to sleep

 

[…Misha would never do chores….]

She…proudly declared that… Not long ago.

[…I used to have such intentions….]

Misha looked…. She looked unhappy while continuing.

[However, it would be terrible if that dog stole Master….]

Then…. With an irritated look, she said [That thieving dog].

….Normally, you should be saying thieving cat (T.L thieving cat = dorobou neko)

Well…I could understand where she is coming from.

This happened a few days ago when we went to the guild to accept a new quest.

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We accepted a quest to subjugate a group of bandit.

Recently, a bandit group formed by lycanthropes appears near the capital and caused havoc.

From the time being it seemed that they are a group of bandit with morals, as they only steal from rich people and would never murder anyone.

However, it seemed that the main aim of the group is to showcase their power and robbing is only one part of their goal.

[Those lycanthropes temporarily transform into dogs. Because of that, they could easily outrun the guards. It’s not easy to catch them.]

Misha felt hesitant to accept the request.

[…I hate dogs from the very beginning….]

[…Are lycanthropes considered dogs…?]

Nevertheless, we accepted the request.

Aria-san also gave us some advice.

[The hard part with this quest is finding their hideout.]

Fortunately, we managed to find them without problems.

.

Misha turned into a cat and followed their scent.

While not being as sensitive as dog’s nose, a cat’s nose is still quite sensitive.

She was able to sense the scale of their organization, the number of lycanthropes. Following their scent, we discovered that they daringly set up their base in a hill near the capital. (E.D. …a cat’s nose isn’t as sensitive as dogs…is it….)

However, that group of bandits should not be underestimated.

 

Just when we were approaching them stealthily, we got surrounded from behind by 4 people.

They are a group of beastkin. All of them belong to dogkin and not catkin.

And one of the young women that crosses her arms, has her hair styled into a bobtail.

It seemed that having longhair is an obstacle for a bandit.

[You. You’re from the guild, right?]

The young women asked us.

[I do not care about your sense of justice, but a thief is a thief. Please surrender obediently.]

[That’s impossible. We have already committed numerous crimes so our only choice is to keep running.]

It is true that during the Edo era, the penalty for a bandit is harsh. [1]

[I admire your courage so I will let you off with a heavy beating!]

The next instant, all four of them turned into wolves.

Indeed, they are genuinely lycanthropes.

…However, those guys are mistaken.

I did not come alone.

Misha is right beside me.

[Master, let’s beat all of them up!]

Misha clearly declared.

 

 

[1] The punishment back at the Edo period for theft and banditry was ironically flogging…the same thing those lycanthropes planned to do tho MC and co. As long as you weren’t a Samurai, they’d strip you down and flog you up to 100 times.

Hey, at least it wasn’t as brutal as it was during the Muromachi period before that (ESPECIALLY the Sengoku period). Two words: Goemon Bath. That was the worst, but that depends if you feel amputation to test a katana was a better or worse punishment than that.


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