Volume 8: The Key to the Steel Door

The Twenty-eighth Chapter

by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa

[10]
I want you to save that girl,
Queen Candidate.

Ange- Your Majesty!

Majesty...

*poof*

[11]
Angelique, are you here?

Ange- Rosalia?

Ange- Where are you!?

Rosa- Here.

*gasp*

*bang*

Rosa- Angelique!

Ange- Rosalia!!

Ange- Oh.

*cold*

[12]
Ange- How can I get over there?

There's a transparent wall.

Rosa- I don't know either.

This is just like a labyrinth in the darkness.

[13]
*fluttering*

Ange- How...

A light?

A white feather.

*swish*

Ange- Wait.

Rosa- Angelique?

Her Majesty...

[14]
*floating*
*spinning*

Ange- Rosalia.

Rosa- Angelique.

[15]
Ange- Thank goodness, I've met you again.

*clasp*

Rosa- What are you crying for.

Rosa- How silly.

Ange- Say, Rosalia. Her Majesty's request that I heard...

Rosa- Yes, Angelique. I heard it too.

We have to tell that girl Her Majesty's feelings.

[16]
Nightmare- IS THE CONDITION OF THE PLANET INTERESTING?

The continents those girls were cultivating.

Girl- Is it warm there?

Nightmare- FELICIA AND ELYSION. THE TWO CONTINENTS ARE IN YOUR POSSESSION WHILE THERE ARE NO
GUIDING ANGELS.
RATHER, YOU COULD OBTAIN THE NEW COSMOS ALONG WITH THEM, COULDN'T YOU?

[17]
Nightmare- AS A NURSERY OF DECEIVING SPIRITS, PLANT THE SEEDS OF CONFUSION.
THEY WILL FEED ON THE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS AND BUILD A KINGDOM OF CHAOS THAT THE QUEEN'S OR
GUARDIANS' POWER WILL BE NO MATCH FOR.
THERE YOU WILL HAVE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WINGS.

Nightmare- YOU'LL BECOME A HOLY QUEEN OF DARKNESS!!

[18]
Girl- ... No. I don't want to become Queen.

Girl- I don't need a crown.
Or shining wings.

What I want is.

Remember.

Lumiale-sama...

Nightmare- .........

*cracking*

[19]
*rumbling*

Girl- !

The space is shaking.

*whoosh*

*hissing*

*swish*

*screech*

*hiss*

Oscar- Come on, make way.

[20]
The Guardian of Fire!!

[21]
Nightmare- YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED SLEEPING LIKE THAT.
YOU COULD HAVE SPENT ETERNITY IN THE DREAM OF YOUR DESIRES.

Oscar- After all, a dream is a dream. It doesn't compare to reality.
The dreams you show are the worst nightmares.

Oscar- Anyway, I have no business with a man!
Show me where the black haired missy is.

Nightmare- DON'T GO NEAR HER!

[22]
*roaring*

*roaring*

Ange- What's that sound!?

Rosa- Angelique, do you have the feeling the walls are warping?

Ange- Huh?

[23]
Ange- Rosalia, look!

Rosa- A bird?

*flutter*

Ange- It's a bird.

*smoothly*

Ange- It's beautiful.

*rustling*

[24]
Olivie- Angelique, Rosalia!

Rosa- Olivie-sama.

Olivie- Thank goodness! You're alright, right?

Ange- Lumiale-sama!

Lumiale- Angelique, I'm sorry to have worried you.

Ange- No.
I'm glad I could meet you again.

[25]
Olivie- Come on, let's get out of here quick!

Ange- Olivie-sama, we want to talk with that girl one more time!

Rosa- If that girl is a Queen Candidate, there's something I want to say!

Olivie- You...

Lumiale- Angelique, Rosalia...

Lumiale- That girl has merely lost her way.
With your words,
if she realizes that, the demon will probably be banished.

[26]
Olivie- Alright.
Talk to your heart's content.

*smoothly*

Lumiale- Well then, let's follow her heart.

Lumiale- This is a dream world.
Though you think you are shut out, it's like the front and back of a weak consciousness.
She's right in there.

[27]
Girl- Lumiale-sama...

This is that room I saw in a dream...

Girl- With company. What do you want?

Olivie- You! If you look gloomy in a place like this, you'll ruin a cute face!
It's a waste of good material!

Lumiale- Olivie...

[28]
Olivie- Do you smile happily from the bottom of your heart?

Olivie- Is the Nightmare a companion who draws out such a smile?

Olivie- The Nightmare is just using the Queen's Sacrea that you have.
As a front to invade this new cosmos protected by a holy barrier.

Olivie- You're only running.
Trapped in a nightmare, you'll always be unhappy.

Olivie- Don't say selfish things, ignoring true hard times.

Girl- I don't want to listen to self-important lectures now!

[29]
Girl- No one understands my feelings... no one.

You can't understand!

*hiss*

Rosa- Wait.

Rosa- You said you understood my feelings.
I understand your feelings just a little too.
Raised as a Queen Candidate, I was evaluated on that premise.

[30]
Rosa- Maybe it was a little lonely.

My friends were all Queen Candidates (read rivals).

Rosa- How will it turn out if I lament that?
Myself is myself.

Rosalia!

Rosa- The long succession of days being a Queen Candidate so far, the effort, and the pride
are all my own.
Are those things that can be evaluated by someone?

[31]
Girl- How...
How can you think that way?

Rosa- I believe in myself.
And because I don't doubt the surrounding affection supporting me.

Rosa- Besides...

[32]
Rosa- I've found real friends.

Rosa- It was the first time I'd met a girl like you.
Before I knew it, you upset my pace and in front of you I forgot I was a Queen Candidate.

Ange- Rosalia.

Ange- Yeah, me too.
I was suddenly separated from my family and taking the Queen Examination.
I was bewildered and forlorn.
But thanks to that, I happened to meet Rosalia, the Guardians,
and the people of Elysion.

[33]
Ange- I think that's something to be very happy about.

Rosa- Angelique.

Ange- It was also all because Rosalia was always pulling me by the hand.

Olivie- You don't really want to have bad dreams, do you?

Ange- If you start thinking about your own unhappiness, there's no end to it.

Ange- You can't end up making something like that a habit!

Girl- The cold words and unkind words come back to me.
At night in bed remembering, I quickly start to hate myself.

[34]
Ange- I'm sure the Nightmare is taking advantage of those feelings.
You mustn't give in to that kind of demon!

Girl- ......

Lumiale- You already realize.
That you chose the wrong move...

Girl- Lumiale-sama.

Girl- ...... I.

[35]
*sizzle*

Nightmare- !!

Oscar- You've suddenly stopped putting up a fight.

[36]
*hiss*

Nightmare- GUH.
... UGH...
AAH.

Nightmare- THE POWER...
HER HEART IS DRIFTING AWAY.

Nightmare- NO!!

[37]
*startled*

*swish*

Nightmare- DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY.
YOU HAVE ME.

*enraged*
Nightmare- YOU MEDDLING CHATTERBOX QUEEN CANDIDATES.
YOU'RE IN THE WAY!!

Ange&Rosa- Kyaa!

*gasp*
Girl- ! Stop...

[38]
*slice*

Ange&Rosa- Oscar-sama!!

[39]
Oscar- You missies aren't hurt, are you?

Olivie- Of course not. We're with them.

Lumiale- Naturally.

Oscar- Thanks for showing me the way.

*swish*

Oscar- I don't like it.
Hiding in a lady's shadow, you're a disgrace to men.

Oscar- But then, you're a demon who can't live if you don't parasitize people's dreams.
If you lose your host, you'll disappear.

[40]
Nightmare- HEH...
THEN WILL YOU KILL HER? WITH THAT SWORD?

Ange- Oscar-sama.

Oscar- No way. She already realizes.

Girl- I...

I don't know how to make up for it.

Girl- To you and the Queen...
I've done terrible things.

Ange- Her Majesty said she wants to save you.
Her Majesty accepts everything.
She already forgives you.

[41]
Your Majesty!!

Nightmare- AH... AH...
STOP...

*ooze*

Nightmare- AH... AAH...
YOUR PAIN...
DESPAIR...
WERE THE SOURCE... OF MY POWER...

[42]
Nightmare- ... GIVE ME POWER,
YOUR NEGATIVE CRAVINGS...!!

Girl- I knew.
But, then I needed you too.

Girl- I wanted to be loved.

Girl- Irreplaceable... I wanted to think I was needed by someone.
Because as long as I was a Queen Candidate, I was a person needed by the clan...

But that's
not the love I really want.

[43]
Oscar- Missy, you say you aren't loved by anyone,
but what about you yourself?

Girl- Me?

Oscar- I love you isn't said with just a meek nod, is it?

Oscar- Only newborn babies cry when they want to be loved.
If you don't give love to someone, your heart is still frozen.

Oscar- Here is the place love is born.

[44]
Oscar- If you give love, it grows.
It flares up warm in the heart.

Oscar- Therefore my heart shines like the sun.
It's the reason I'm called Fiery Oscar.

Olivie- *Liar. He's touching her so casually.*

Oscar- So, missy, light a warm light in your heart too.
I'm sure the true door will come into view.

[45]
Ange- Right. If you want the door to open, you have to knock!

Rosa- Even then, if it doesn't open, open it yourself.

Olivie- *My, my.*

[46]
Lumiale- From now own, you'll choose the path by yourself, right?

Girl- Yes. Thank you, Lumiale-sama.
Because you were by my side, I was able to not forget what's important.

Olivie- You mustn't forget to look forward to tomorrow.
Reset even the days when unpleasant things happen with beautiful dreams and you'll face the
morning cheerfully.
When you wake up, your heart will become stronger than before.
You won't succumb to anything.

*smile*

[47]
*nimbly*

Oscar- Julious-sama, I'm returning the Sacrea of Light.

*glow*

[48]
Pastha- Hmm.

Researcher- Pastha-sama!

*glow*

Randy- That's...

Luva- Julious.

Julious- I thought Clavis would be here in time, but it can't be helped.

[49]
Julious- I send my Sacrea to the island at the center of the continents!

Julious- Filling that land and ridding it of evil, may it purify the land.
Become a guidepost for lost souls.

[50]
*whoosh*

*crumbling*

Rosa- Julious-sama's Sacrea of Light, the demon is being cleared away.

What a sublime light.

[51]
A powerful will of encouragement
is filling me... but...

*heart beating*

Olivie- Return home without worries. This time you'll have pleasant dreams.

Lumiale- May the world you return to be filled with gentleness.

Oscar- When you know real love, you can become stronger than anyone, missy.

[52]
*floating*

The anxiety has disappeared from my heart...?

Ange- Is this,

Rosa- The Sacrea of Dark?

Clavis- I don't know in which era, but
awaken in peace.

Lumiale- Clavis-sama...

[53]
Girl- Angelique, Rosalia.
... I'm sorry.

And... thank you.

Ange- Oh!

Ange- Wait! I don't know your name.

Ange- What's your name?

[54]
Ange- Oh...

*glimmer*

[55]
Farewell,
Queen Candidate from a distant era.

Olivie- Bye, Oscar. We'll be waiting in the Flying City.
This place is in the vicinity of the center island in the middle of the continents, so we'll come
to pick you up later.

Oscar- *Heh.*

Oscar- I'd like that as soon as possible.

[56]
Randy- Angelique!

Ange- Kyaa!

Randy- Clavis-sama, Angelique has woken up!

R, Randy-sama!?

[57]
Clavis- ... I see.

*glance*

Ange- Even Clavis-sama...?

Clavis- I'm returning to the mansion.

Randy- *Eh!* Clavis-sama!

Clavis- I've truly reached my limit... *So sleepy...*

*chirping*

[58]
Nurse- Rosalia-sama...

Rosa- Nurse.

Rosa- Didn't you return to the main planet...?

Nurse- Angelique-san arranged for me to stay with the Aide.

Nurse- I was worried about you, miss...

Rosa- I'm sorry, nurse.
I'm so happy to see you again.........

[59]
Olivie- Good work.

Zephel- Hey, what's the matter, you two!!

*commotion*

Olivie- What's going on?

[60]
Luva- Ah, I'm alright.
I'm just... a little bit... sleepy...

Zephel- *You're heavy!*

Luva- *snore*

Olivie- What about you?

Pastha- Julious-sama too has been without sleep or rest since the incident occurred.

Researcher- Julious-sama.
Don't pass out.

Zephel- Hey, don't overwork old people!

*limp*

Olivie- ... I'll pray he has pleasant dreams.

[61]
Olivie- Well... then.

Olivie- Both have ended up doing something adorable for me.

For Angelique, to Felicia.

Olivie- Each wants to send the power of Dream to her rival's continent in secret.

For Rosalia, to Elysion.

[62]
Olivie- Well then, as a big service, I'll send the power of Dream!
Hopes,
the future,
aspirations,
ideals,
desires,
love and
happiness.

[63]
Olivie- To the people and land, I send rainbow dreams
and the "beauty" over which I preside on a kiss.

Olivie- To both beloved continents.

[64]
Dia- Your Majesty.
A report arrived from the Flying City.

[65]
Queen- I know.

I feel the Guardians' Sacrea filling it.

Queen- It seems the Queen Candidates safely drove away the demon.

Dia- Yes. Around now, that girl should be waking up in the real world too.

Queen- I don't want to make anyone's soul end up unhappy.
I didn't want to destroy that girl along with the demon.

Queen- Dia...

Queen- Another star's life disappeared.

Dia- Majesty!

[66]
Queen- The lifespan of the stars ends and they disappear quietly like sand spilling through
my fingers.
I can't stop the breakdown of the cosmos anymore.

Queen- I fervently desire...
the awakening of a new winged angel.

[Twenty-eighth Chapter/End]

 

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