Saber Slayer: Clash

セイバースレイヤー 激闘編


X:

For countless months and years, I’ve been calibur-hacking and calibur-chopping* the endless tide of Sabers one after another, counting down to this moment! The time has come!!!

*[untranslatable Japanese wordplay]

Mashu:

It has,  has it…

  1. Mashu?
  2. Are you getting careless?

[1] Mashu:

I-I’m fine, Senpai! I’m just… a little tired…

[2] Mashu:

No, that’s not what I meant, Senpai! I’m just… a little tired…

Dr. Roman:

I’m not sure what’s going on, but Mashu seems mentally exhausted.

Fou:

Foh…

Announcer:

Fighters for the next round, enter!!!
In the east corner, Mysterious Heroine X has been striking down Sabers with overwhelming power since she first appeared in the Far East…
IIIIIIT’S MYSTERIOUS HEROINE X!!!

[X enters]

Mashu:

It bothers me that they keep screwing up her introduction.

Announcer:

And in the west corner, from Rome… Her Imperial Majesty deigns to grace us with her presence even while she’s busy with affairs of state!!!
We, the people, have been awaiting your arrival! The Emperor of Roses, proudly blowing through the eternal city of Rome!
Emperor Nero Claudius herself!!!

[the crowd goes wild]

Nero:

Citizens! Ye have done well to come this day! I am Nero Claudius, the implacable Fifth Emperor of Rome!!!

[thunderous applause]

Mashu:

N-Nero sure is popular.

Dr. Roman:

This is her home turf, after all.

X:

Grr…. if Britain were the host country then there’s no doubt that I’d be the popular one!

Nero:

Verily! Verily! Thy Emperor answers the hopes of her people! Now, shall I grant thee a spectacle before the melee begins?

[the crowd roars]

X:

Your villainy ends here! Nero the Tyrant… No, this is what I’ll call you:
Red Saber!!!

Nero:

Wha-!? Thou art-

X:

Heh. I won’t let you say you’ve forgotten my face. It’s time for you to pay the piper, Red Saber.
In the first place, Saber is the monopoly of Blue Saber! Black, white, and other knockoffs are not allowed-
Well, personally I approved the current lineup, but red is just no good!

Dr. Roman:

Huh. She gets to approve them.

X:

I don’t remember giving anyone permission to distinguish between “Blue” and “Red” to begin with!
On top of that, you’re playing at being a treacherous, popular emperor loved by the citizens…
I can no longer tolerate such hubris!

Nero:

Th-Thou…

X:

It’s too late to beg for your li-

Nero:

By the way, have we met somewhere?

X:

DIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

[Round 1 battle]

Nero:

Argh, I know not from whence thou came, but thy skill is so considerable that I cannot conceal my awe. Yet, I must feign strength!

X:

Hmph… you know, it’s not as if I would just forgive you, right now, if you were to hold a feast in honor of me, the mightiest Saber.

Nero:

But I cannot fall here! Citizens! Grant me the strength to defend Rome from the barbarian invader!

[the crowd cheers her on]

X:

Historically, you were the invaders!

[Round 2 battle]

Nero:

To bring me to my knees… I sense a fearsome obsession and an incomprehensible power…
…Ah! I remember thee now! It was thoughtless of me to forget that visage.

X:

So you finally realized. But, it’s too late-

Nero:

Jeanne-chan, right? Jeanne d’Arc-chan, with the lovely bosoms abundant even by mine own estimation!!!

X:

That’s-slander-calibur!!!

[beamu]

X:

I did it, Master! I defeated another Saber!

  1. Eh? Well, um… sure.
  2. G-Good luck next round.

X:

Yes! Leave the extermination of Sabers other than myself to me!

Mashu:

S-Senpai… isn’t it about time to stop?

Dr. Roman:

By the way, how long is this going to take?

Fou:

Foh…

 

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