Brilliant Summer: ~Legend of the 21st Century Savior~

ブリリアント・サマー 〜21世紀救世主伝説〜


Mash:
We’re almost there, Martha.

Martha:
…I see. So these are the ruins that Beowulf took over.

Mash:
Yes! And the one to liberate it will be none other than you and your fists!

Martha:
Wait, why me? Oh, pardon me. I meant…
Why have I been chosen to perform such a duty?

Mash:
Well, that’s…

  1. Because you both make fiery dialogue with your iron fists…
  2. Because you’re like, the savior of Chaldea…

[1] Martha:
Ahahahaha, what an amusing jest, Master.
By the way, here’s a quiz. Do my eyes seem amused to you?

[1] Mash:
Senpai…
Please hide behind me.

[2] Mash:
I see.
On the topic of saviors, Martha might be the most appropriate Servant we have.

[2] Martha:
I’m not anyone as noble as a savior. But, well…
Since you say that, I mustn’t be vain or careless. Let us endeavor to do that title justice.

  1. Sorry… [if previous choice #2 was chosen]

[2-1] Mash & Martha:
?

[2-1] Fou:
Foh.

Mash:
This town is in shambles.

Martha:
It’s such a waste. If he had developed it, it could’ve become a place for the piglets to live.

[Kojirou enters.]

Kojirou:
I must apologize for the mess. You see, the people here are capable only of destruction and tyranny.

Martha:
The silly samurai!?

Mash:
Kojirou!?

Kojirou:
Why, it’s been a while, Lady Martha.

Martha:
What have you been up to?

Kojirou:
I was cast away into the roiling sea, and was about to become fodder for those demonic boars when I was saved by Lord Beowulf.
Fate is a fickle mistress, indeed.

Martha:
Right… So, are you on guard duty again?

Kojirou:
Verily, for gates and I seem to share a karmic connection. I was reluctant to perform the task, but ’tis only natural for a man to return a debt of hospitality.
Do you not agree, Sir Karna?

Mash:
Oh, Karna! You’re safe, too!

Karna:
Yes. But, it’s as you’ve heard.
We have been asked to block your path.
That said, we don’t actually want to stop you, so this will be a contest of strength, so to speak.

Martha:
Hmm, I see. So you’re saying you wanna test my strength.
Damn right, then… You want a brawl, you got one!

Karna:
…A contest of fists, so to speak.

Martha:
Why the correction!?

Karna:
In any case, raise your fists. We will judge whether or not you are worthy to be a savior.

Martha:
*sigh*…
Well, I suppose you have your ukiyo customs.¹
And you’re a samurai, so you’re not gonna hold back.
Good grief. What a complicated way to live.

Kojirou:
Hrm. Thus we live, bound by our oaths.
I am a fool beyond saving, who has decided there is no other path for me.
And thus, I challenge you to an honorable duel, Lady Martha!

[battle]


Martha:
ZURYAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

Mash:
I call a stop the the match! The contest is decided!

Kojirou:
Magnificent. Simply magnificent. You truly are a savior.
Perhaps we should revere you as Chakravartin.

Martha:
I’m not a king, though.

Karna:
In any case, your way is clear. Will you seek an audience with our king?

Mash:
Master, Martha. We’re finally going to see Beowulf.
Don’t let your guard down, focus your mind, steel yourself, and…

  1. Let’s kick his ass, boss!
  2. We beseech you for salvation, lady saint.

[1] Martha:
Like I said!
Stop acting like you’re a henchman! People will take it the wrong way!

[2] Martha:
Eh? O-Oh, dear.
Ahem. Though I am unworthy of such a lofty title, I may be able to dish out some judg-
Uh, a sermon! I meant, let us entreaty this king with a gracious sermon!

[2] Fou:
Foh…

[2] Kojirou:
I believe she meant a lecture of the physical variety, Sir Fou.

[2] Fou:
Foh!?


Mash:
There he is! It’s Beowulf!

Beowulf:
Welcome! Nice of you to drop in, punks!
Nice, I can feel a burning wind from you. That fighter’s aura… You’re one hell of a grappler, ain’t ya!?

Martha:
…Perish the thought. I am but a humble woman serving the Lord.
I am neither a grappler, a boxer, or a wrestler. Really, I’m not.

Beowulf:
Good joke! It doesn’t matter if you’re man or woman, when you’re burning with that much fighting spirit!
Surely, you must be a fighter of some renown?

Martha:
My name is Martha, just Martha.
…Some have called me a holy woman.

Beowulf:
Oh, I get it. (Because you punch people full of holes.)²

Martha:
Good! Now, Beowulf.
Return to your original nature as a Servant that protects and guides the weak.
If you do, you’ll sparkle with light, and people will sing hymns in gratitude.

Beowulf:
Sounds like a pretty wicked super move… You’re a fierce woman indeed…

Martha:
Huh? What’d you just say?

Fou:
Foh…

Mash:
Fou, shh!

Beowulf:
Anyway, I’ll welcome you with a few demon boars!

Martha:
My, how impressive. From the beginning, beasts have been without sin-

[The demon boar attacks Martha.]

Mash:
A direct hit! Martha, are you okay!?

Martha:
… [cracks knuckles]
Yeah, um, I’m fine. Very well. You will have the boxing match you desire.
Bring it- I mean, on your guard!

[battle]


Beowulf:
Bahahaha! I knew the little boars were right to worship this Iron-Fisted Goddess!

Martha:
Wha!? Where’d you hear that embarrassing nickname from!?

Beowulf:
From my piglet hostage!

Martha:
Hostages!? How cowardly!

Piglet:
Oooh…
Help!

Mash:
I have to say, the dramatic tension is really gone as soon as the piglets are involved…

Fou:
Foh.

Beowulf:
Don’t get the wrong idea, now!
This guy just got lost, so I was protecting him. I didn’t harm a hair on his head!
You guys know how much of a gentleman I am, right!?

Wait, you don’t? Oh, okay.

Anyway, it’s my turn, now!
Sorry, but I won’t be holding back. This’ll be a full throttle brawl from the start!
Demon boars, sing! Sing a hymn of victory!

Martha:
All right, you got your wish!
If you’re going all-out, then it’s time for me to take the kid gloves off!
I’ll send you flying! HWACHAAAA!!!

  1. Bruce Lee noises!?

[battle]


Martha:
URYAAAAAAHHH!!!

Beowulf:
NNNUUUUUOOOHHHH!

[They strike each other. Beowulf collapses.]

Mash:
A cross-counter! Beowulf is down!

Beowulf:
Gah! That’ll leave a mark…
You pack a hell of a punch, Iron Beauty…

Martha:
Enough with the nicknames!

Beowulf:
I can’t help it… You bested me…
I have no regrets in life… if I was able to face a champion like you at the end of it all…!

Martha:
Ha! What are you saying now that you’ve lost? You don’t have my permission to die, you know.
You’re going to work hard to rebuild this town and bring it back to life, like your life depends on it.
You’ll sweat for these boars until you like it!

Beowulf:
…All right, you’ve got me. I’ve completely lost.

Kojirou:
On the contrary, it seems that the matter has been peacefully resolved for all sides. Impressive, Lady Martha.

Piglet:
Goddess! (waddling)

Martha:
Thank heavens. Are you okay?

Piglet:
Piggy was so moved. Piggy wants to follow your example!

Martha:
Oh? But don’t try anything dangerous, all right?

Piglet:
And so, I’d like to commemorate our freedom with a monument of a giant fist-

Martha:
No. Absolutely not.

Piglet:
Such a shame…

Mash:
Anyway, the town is liberated. Let’s keep developing it!

Martha:
You hear me? Absolutely no giant fists!

Piglet:
Yes, ma’am…

Fou:
Foh…

Mash:
(They’re definitely going to build one, but it won’t help to mention that…)


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo

2. This was originally a different Japanese play on words. Both 聖女 (saint) and 凄女 (fierce woman) are pronounced “seijo.” Martha wholeheartedly agrees with Beowulf’s misunderstanding. This has been replaced in English, because Martha’s strong agreement wouldn’t make sense.

3. This quest’s title is a parody of the title of the anime adaptation of Fist of the North Star.

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