And here we are everyone! The final chapter of Rem and Lindo’s common route (before unlocking Roen) is completely translated! This post contains the Rem choice variant, and shows what happens in the story line should you have more affection with Rem than Lindo.
That being said, this post expects that you know what’s going on in Dance with Devils up until this point. So please feel free to hit the translation master list to catch up with what’s going on!
If you have already read the Left Door Chapter 06-Lindo translation, then use ctrl+F and [Rem01], [Rem02], and [Rem03] for the Rem-specific changes in the story. Use [S01] through [S04] for the human vs devil scenarios.
As always: translations, spoilers, screenshots, CGs, and a very long post from the Vita game Dance With Devils beneath the read more cut. If you do not wish to be spoiled, then please do not click the read more link <3 If you see any corrections that need to be made, please don’t hesitate to contact me with them.
Please enjoy! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Lindo: By the sacred Name, obey me…
You hear the sound of the holy water being flicked onto the plants with a bell chime.
Lindo: …That should do it.
Ritsuka: (Lindo’s spreading water from that small bottle over the garden again…)
Ritsuka: (Apparently that bottle is filled with holy water. Neither devils or vampires are able to cross the barrier created by sprinkling it.)
Scene changes back to the dining room where Lindo joins you.
Lindo: Everything will be alright. Nothing should be able to cross the holy water’s barrier. At least not without getting hurt.
Ritsuka: I admit I don’t really understand why we need that barrier or how it works.
Lindo: …Ah, I guess that’s true. I’m sorry.
Ritsuka: Oh! But I do know that you’re only doing this to take care of me.
Ritsuka: That’s what this pendant is also for, right?
Lindo: That’s right. The herbs mother would stuff inside it was actually grown in the garden. She did it because those herbs can act as protective talismans.
Lindo: So that’s what the potpourri in your pendant is for. Should you ever wish or need to repel a demonic presence, the potpourri in your pendant will activate and protect you.
Ritsuka: I see…that explains a lot then.
Flashback to Rem pulling off his voodoo eyes and you repelling him and Urie.
Urie: The light coming from that pendant…!
Scene returns to Ritsuka’s dining room.
Ritsuka: (Mom’s pendant…it’s been protecting me from the very start.)
Ritsuka: (But I’ve had it ever since I was a child.)
Ritsuka: (So does that mean she knew I’d need protection even back then…? Then that must also mean that Lindo…)
Lindo: …Time for breakfast. Won’t you have some?
Ritsuka: Ah, I’m sorry. I…don’t seem to have much of an appetite.
Lindo: I see…
Lindo: Ritsuka, give me your hand.
Ritsuka: Eh? What’s this all of a sudden?
Lindo: I want you to wear this. This is a ring of holy lux.
Lindo: “Lux” is the Latin word for “light.” That ring has the power of a talisman inside it.
Lindo: Since Mother isn’t with us I didn’t think it was wise to rely solely on your pendant for protection. So I used some connections with the Association to get a hold of this ring for you.
Ritsuka: (Assosciation…he must mean the Exorcist’s Association.)
Lindo: I meant to give it to you sooner, but its making seemed was apparently delayed. I’m just glad we have it now.
Lindo: That ring exists to protect you from anyone impure or who would do you harm. Never take it off.
Ritsuka: …I understand, so leave it to me! Thank you so much, ni-san.
Lindo: Of course.
Ritsuka: (Between this ring and this pendant, it’s as if both mom and Lindo are protecting me. And I know they did all of this for my sake…but…)
Lindo: What’s wrong?
Ritsuka: ….Mm, nothing.
Ritsuka: (Even with all of this, I still don’t understand why exactly I’m the one being targeted…)
Ritsuka: (The Grimoire and I…how are we related?)
Scene changes to the street as you walk to school.
Azuna: What’s wrong? That was quite the sigh just now. …Don’t tell me, has something else happened?
Ritsuka: (There’s so much I want to talk to Azuna about. But of course, I can’t just bring up something like vampires and devils to her.)
Ritsuka: It’s…well, it has something to do with ni-san and Rem-san.
Azuna: Are they still fighting?
Ritsuka: That’s not the only problem…
Azuna: What? Did something else happen between them? You can tell me, you know. I promise I’ll listen.
Ritsuka: …It’s just…there’s too many things I don’t understand about myself these days.
Azuna: Things you don’t understand?
Ritsuka: Let me see…it’s like…it feels like the two of them are in on some secret, and I’m the only one who doesn’t know about it.
Ritsuka: And because of that I can’t help but feel lonely…
Azuna: I see…but, doesn’t everyone have a secret or two they keep to themselves?
Azuna: Besides, you should know that they both do what they do because you’re important to them.
Azuna: Perhaps they’re afraid that if you knew whatever secret they might be hiding, that your friendships would break…at least that’s what I think.
Azuna: That’s why, even though it’s hard, I think you should try to believe in them.
Ritsuka: …I see what you mean. Thank you, Azuna.
Scene changes to the hallway in school.
Ritsuka: (Haa…I’m such an idiot. I can’t believe I went to Gym without my uniform.)
Ritsuka: (On top of that, both Lindo and Azuna are constantly asking to go to class together with me, and in nearly the same way.)
Ritsuka: (Anyway, if I don’t hurry I’ll be late. Aw man, everyone’s already entered the classroom where I left it…)
Ritsuka: (Why is Rem-san here…)
Ritsuka: (Oh…I still haven’t thanked him for helping us last time.)
Ritsuka: (But…didn’t Rem-san say it would be better if I stayed away from him from now on…?)
- お礼を言う (Say thank you. + affection for Rem)
- ここから離れる (I should steer clear of him. +affection for Lindo)
If you decide to “Say thank you.”
Ritsuka: (No…I should thank him for what he did for us.)
Ritsuka: Um, Rem-san…
Rem suddenly moves closer to you. You can hear the sound of clothes rustling as he grabs you.
Ritsuka: (What’s up with him…?)*
Rem: For you to approach me like this…
Human vs Devil Potential Scenarios Start here:
Potential Scenario 1: [S01]
Rem: It’s careless, you know. You were just attacked by vampires the other day, so surely you now understand how cruel we supernaturals can be?
- Human Choice: But Rem-san isn’t like them. (レムさんは別 )
- Devil Choice: Well of course I’m scared.(確かに怖かった)
If you say “But Rem-san isn’t like them”
Ritsuka: But Rem-san is different. You were willing to help me even though you’re a devil yourself. You’re not like the others.
Rem: That’s not true. What you described is only how you wish to understand the situation.
Rem: I saved you because you may be the only clue left to finding the Grimoire, and I didn’t want to lose that. That’s all this was ever about and all it ever will be.
Ritsuka: (I know. I understand what he’s saying, more than he thinks I do…but does he have to be so cold about it?)
Rem: …I was afraid of this. Nothing seems to be getting through to you. And even worse, you’re now wearing that kind of expression after hearing me talk like that.
Rem: I know that it hurts you, but I can’t go easy on you just because you’re kindhearted.
Ritsuka: (Rem-san…why do you say such cruel and cold things, and yet look so pained when you so?)
Ritsuka: (I can’t make heads or tails of you.)
Human Choice Ends
If you say “Well of course I’m scared.”
Rem: *in your right ear, but not close* And you should be scared. You would do well to remember this feeling. Ingrain that fear into your very body.
Rem: *Now right against your right ear* The man you see before you now is no different from those men from before. I’m targeting you as well. You do understand this, right?
Ritsuka: (ugh…! I know that Rem and those guys aren’t that different, but my voice won’t come out…)
Ritsuka: (B-but, if I let myself be afraid, then I’ll never be able to get closer to Rem-san…!)
Rem: …You’ve endured so much. And I’ve made so many threats towards you…
Ritsuka: I…I can take it…Something like this is nothing to me.
Rem: …Why must you be so stubborn? You could run away from me too, you know. In fact, it would be better if you were afraid of me.
Rem: So then why…
Devil Choice Ends
Potential Scenario 02 [S02]
Rem: Even though I’ve done nothing but made life miserable for you, you don’t seem to have learned your lesson. Or…perhaps you’re here to forgive me?
- Human Choice: I just wanted to say thank you. (お礼が言いたいだけです)
- Devil Choice: I want to believe in you.(信じたいと思っています)
If you say “I just wanted to say thank you.”
Rem: Thank me? …What are you talking about?
Ritsuka: Well, didn’t you save me from those vampires before?
Rem: *slightly in your left ear* That was because I couldn’t stand the thought of watching someone else steal away the one lead I have towards finding the Grimoire. I didn’t do it for you.
Ritsuka: Even so, that doesn’t change the fact that you saved me. So please, just let me thank you.
Ritsuka: Because I was…very happy that you came to get me.
Rem: …To think such good things about me could leave your lips. I’m hesitant to believe it…
Human Choice Ends
If you say “I want to believe in you.”
Rem: You want to believe in a devil? Are you serious?
Ritsuka: Well, you did come rescue me after all.
Rem: I see. Then if that’s the case, allow me to indulge you.
Rem: *his eyes turn blue and speaks towards your right* Believe in me and entrust your body to me. …don’t even try to resist.
Ritsuka: (I can’t move my body…is this one of Rem’s powers?)
Rem: It’s a rather simple thing to do once you allow yourself to submit. Besides, with you trapped here by my side, it will be the simplest of tasks to get all of the information I require out of you.
Ritsuka: (Rem-san’s hand is on my cheek…somehow it’s making my head feel hazy…)
Rem: *now just in front of you* …No resistance at all. This is what will happen to you if you allow yourself to fully trust in devils. If anything, let this moment be a reminder that you cannot let your guard down so easily. *steps away and eyes return to normal*
Ritsuka: (I-I can move again!?)
Rem: Do you now understand how foolish you’re being?
Ritsuka: (He’s never been so forceful with me before…)
Devil Choice Ends
Potential Scenario 03 [S03]
Rem: …! What’s wrong with your hand? Did you hurt it?
- Human Choice: It’s just a scratch from class. (従業中に怪我しただけ)
- Devil Choice: It’s from that attack…(襲われた時に怪我を…)
If you say “It’s just a scratch from class.”
Ritsuka: I just scratched myself a bit during class. It’s not very deep and I already cleaned it, so it’s nothing to worry about.
Rem: …I see.
Ritsuka: (Wait a minute, is Rem worried about me? Maybe he thought it was from the vampire attack…?)
Rem: Please…let me see your hand.
He takes your hand.
Rem: …You were right, this is diffent from a vampire’s claw mark. I’m surprised…
Ritsuka: Did I make you worry…?
Rem: No, it’s not necessary for me to think like that. I just wanted to make sure you weren’t lying to me.
Rem: I wouldn’t be able to forgive you if you were to lie to me over something so small.
Ritsuka: (But I was sure you were worried. Even if it was only for a moment, given the look you had on your face…)
Ritsuka: (I really don’t understand what’s going through your head, Rem-san.)
Human Choice Ends
If you say “It’s from that attack…”
Rem: So it is from the attack yesterday…? Did you have it treated? Does your brother know about it?
Ritsuka: (I-I was only joking! I didn’t think he would panic over it like this…)
Ritsuka: Um…actually this happened in Gym class. I scraped myself a little…
Ritsuka: I-I’m sorry.
Rem: …you tried to play a trick on a devil as if I were human, like you. You would be wise to remember the following.
Rem: *in your right ear* If you lie to a devil, then be prepared to have the favor returned in kind, twice as cruelly.
Rem: Shall I give you an example right here? I should warn you that I don’t like doing things the easy way. Prepare yourself.
Ritsuka: W-w-wait, please don’t…
Rem: If you truly understand, then don’t you ever lie to me like that again.
Devil Choice Ends
Potential Scenario 04 [S04] (last one)
Rem: What an excellent opportunity. The vampires might have had the advantage yesterday, but today it seems like I can get the information I want out of the Grimoire.
- Human Choice: But I don’t know anything. (何も知らない )
- Devil Choice: What do you mean? (どうやって？ )
If you say “But I don’t know anything.”
Rem: Humans and devils all lie the same. I don’t believe a word you say.
Ritsuka: I’m not lying! I don’t have a reason to hide anything! Why? Why can’t you believe me?
Rem: If you’re honestly telling me the truth then it’s fine. If that’s certainly the only thing you can say, then I’ll believe you.
Rem grabs you and his eyes turn blue
Rem: So then, tell me-….Go ahead and tell me everything that you know.
Ritsuka: (Ugh, I feel dizzy…this must be part of Rem-san’s power…)
Ritsuka: (So then he really doesn’t trust me. Even if no one else did, I at least wanted Rem-san to believe me…)
Rem: *gasps* ….!
Rem: Ku…*backs off and eyes return to normal*
Ritsuka: (! Did his power vanish?)
Rem: *whispering to himself* …Why? I only had to press a bit further, and yet…what’s wrong with me…
Human Choice Ends
If you say “What do you mean?”
Rem: I wonder what method would be best? I could make you my puppet and force the truth out of you. However if creating that link with you proves to be too difficult-
Rem: Perhaps I could personally force your mouth open with more direct methods?
Ritsuka: (Ah! Rem-san’s finger is on my throat…)
Rem: Surely you realize it now? I only need to use the tip of my finger to cut you open or sear you in flame.
Rem: If you would like to taste such hellish pain, shall I continue?
Ritsuka: (I-It’s okay. He’s just bluffing. Rem-san would never actually do such a thing to me…)
Rem: There’s a confident look in your eyes. I don’t dislike that. However it’s easy for people like you to succumb to something far more…pleasurable.
Ritsuka: (Ah-he-he’s tracing my throat with his finger. It doesn’t hurt at all and yet, my body’s trembling…)
Ritsuka: (I honestly believe Rem wouldn’t do anything to hurt me. So then why have I become so scared…!?)
Rem: Sometimes that headstrong attitude of yours will only serve to rile your opponent further. Keep this in mind in the future.
Devil Choice Ends
Human vs Devil end
If you have mostly human answers:
Rem: ….This is a waste of time.
Rem walks away.
If you have mostly devil answers, he just walks away after your last scenario.
And just like that, Rem-san cut our conversation short and left.
Ritsuka: (Rem-san…Why did you save me back then? I don’t understand…)
Scene changes to the 3rd floor library, the large doors creak open and closed. Rem has just entered.
Rem: (I just can’t pry the Grimoire out of her when she acts so sweetly like that.)
Rem: (I know what I’m supposed to do…so why did I hesitate?)
Rem: (-I’m a devil. I must obtain the Grimoire for myself by any means necessary.)
Rem: (Even if it means I have to hurt that girl…)
Rem: …*painful sigh*…
Scene changes to the school courtyard.
Azuna: -Ah, Ritsuka!
Ritsuka: What’s wrong, Azuna? You could have just waited for me in the locker room…
Azuna: But I was so worried!
Ritsuka: I think you’re overreacting a bit.
Ritsuka: (For Azuna to worry over me like this…it’s exactly like what Lindo would do.)
Ritsuka: Well, I managed to get my gym uniform back. Should we go change?
Azuna: Yeah, let’s go.
Scene changes again to a rather ethereal looking plane.
Head of the Arlond Family: My son.
Rem: Yes…I’m here.
Head of the Arlond Family: Tell me: why is it taking you so long to obtain the Grimoire?
Rem: …my sincerest apologies.
Head of the Arlond Family: I didn’t ask for an apology. I asked for an answer: what is taking you so long?
Head of the Arlond Family: Perhaps you’ve forgotten your pride as a devil and have become attached to that human girl?
Rem: I would never do such a thing!
Head of the Arlond Family: You’re too quick to deny it. **
Head of the Arlond Family: What is the meaning behind this betrayal…? You’re well aware of what this will mean for you should it be true, and yet you still did something so stupid?
Rem: Betrayal!? Father, my allegience to you has never once been in question-
Head of the Arlond Family: Enough!!
Sound of a strong whoosh noise and Rem’s sprite is flung to the side.
Head of the Arlond Family: Your words mean nothing to me! I have but one desire, and that is to obtain the Grimoire’s power for our bloodline!
Rem: *Rem’s sprite shakes and cries out in pain*
Head of the Arlond Family: You WILL retrieve the Grimoire in order to become the next head of the Arlond name!
Rem: *gasps and catches breath* Ye….Yes…
Scene changes back the library where Urie, Mage, and Shiki wait. You can hear wind blowing throughout the room.
Urie: Oh dear. I have to admit, at this moment I’m quite thankful that I’m not the Arlond family heir.
Mage: That old man’s temper seems worse than usual.
Shiki: It’s good for Rem to be humbled every now and again. And that distorted look on his face…Fufu~ It must be absolutely wonderful~~
A light flashes and Rem suddenly appears.
Urie: Ah, he’s back. …Uwah!
Mage: Flashy as always.
Rem: *sighs* ….
Rem’s sprite sinks on the screen, and you hear him just fall onto a creaky sofa.
Shiki: …He collapsed.
Urie: He seems pretty exhausted today.
Shiki: Ah~ Just look at how that typically composed, princely face of his is wracked with pain. It’s the best~
Mage: You know, you really have bad taste. Granted, I have to agree that that usually calm expression of his makes me wanna tease him too.
Urie: I can tell by the disheartened look on your face that there’s something on your mind.
Rem: …There’s nothing wrong. I’m only resting a bit. Could you all be quiet and leave me alone for now?
Urie: As you wish, my dearest friend.
Pomeranian: *pants* ….
You hear the Pomeranian pitter patter away as the scene changes to Ritsuka’s room.
Ritsuka: (I woke up again…why do I keep having nightmares? I guess everything that’s happened so far is partly to blame.)
Ritsuka: *sighs* …
Ritsuka: (…I have to pull myself together.)
Ritsuka: (Azuna’s coming over at noon so we can go shopping together. I’m sure we’re going to have a good time!)
Scene changes to the living/dining room.
Ritsuka: (Alright, that should be everything- )
Lindo: *comes into the room* Ritsuka, where are you off to?
Ritsuka: Oh…just to do some shopping.
Lindo: Shopping? But it’s dangerous for you to go out. If there’s something you want, I have no problem going out to get it for you.
Ritsuka: It’s not like that. I’m just going out to shop with Azuna today.
Lindo: Azuna…that one girl?
Ritsuka: (I was afraid of this. He’s going to tell me I can’t…)
Lindo: …Well, so long as you’re not alone.
Ritsuka: It’s okay?
Lindo: Sure. Just make sure to keep your pendant and ring on you at all times. Don’t take them off, no matter what.
Ritsuka: Okay, I understand. Thank you, ni-san! I’m off then.
Scene changes to the downtown area
Ritsuka: Azuna, you’re making this harder than it needs to be.
Azuna: But there’s two seasonal flavors, right? It’s like they’re doing this just to torture me!
Ritsuka: Why not just get both?
Azuna: Not possible! We just ate cream puffs. So to eat two ice creams…!
Ritsuka: I guess it can’t be helped then. How about I order one flavor and split it with you? Does that sound good?
Azuna: For real? YAY! Then wait right here, I’m going to go buy them.
Azuna: *moves off screen* Excuse me! I’d like to get this seasonal flavor please…
Ritsuka: (…If feels like it’s been forever since we could hang out like this. I need to remember to thank Azuna for inviting me out later.)
You hear the sound of leaves and twigs rustling
You hear the rustling again.
Ritsuka: (Was that the bushes shaking just now…?)
You hear the bushes again and Roen pops out.
Pomeranian: *pants up at her* ….
Ritsuka: (What’s he doing….here…)
Ritsuka: (What’s that in his mouth? Is that…mom’s hair scrunchie!?)
Roen runs off.
Ritsuka: Ah! Wait!
Ritsuka takes off after Roen. Azuna appears back on screen.
Azuna: Sorry for making you wait, Ritsuka-
Azuna: Ah, Ritsuka!?
Scene changes to the park.
Ritsuka: (I should have known I wouldn’t have been able to catch up with a dog…)
Ritsuka: Roen! Where are you!?
Pomeranian: *pants* ….
Ritsuka: There you are! Wait, Roen!
Ritsuka: Roen, come here? …Please…
Roen bounds towards you. The steps actually sound louder as the distance closes.
Ritsuka pulls Roen into her lap.
Ritsuka: That’s it. Such a good boy~ Why are you being so quiet?
Ritsuka: Hey, can I see what you’ve got there?
Sound of Ritsuka removing the hair scrunchie.
Ritsuka: As I thought, it IS mom’s scrunchie. But why does Roen have it…?
Ritsuka: Roen, where did you fi-Hyah!?
Roen: Woof! *starts licking Ritsuka’s face*
Ritsuka: St-, Hey, Don’t lick me! It tickles….!
Roen: Woof woof!
Ritsuka: (I-I need to try and calm him down. Maybe if I just hug him tight-)
Ritsuka: Sorry, but could you calm down just a little bit? *she hugs Roen tightly*
Pomeranian: *pants* ….*whines*
Ritsuka: (Alright, I’ve managed to-)
A sudden whoosh sound
There’s a thud as you fall over, cuts to CG.
Young man: Oh, my apologies.
Ritsuka: Eh? Wha…EHHHHHH!?
Ritsuka: (Wh-why is this boy hovering over me…!?)
Young man: Yes, you called?
Ritsuka: Eh? What, what are you talking about…?
Roen: *moves from speaking very closely in front of you towards your right ear* That’s right, this is your first time seeing me in this form. Very well, let me introduce myself: My name is Roen.
Ritsuka: Roen…wait, you’re really Roen…?
Roen: Yes, that Roen. The same as that Pomeranian from before: Roen.
Ritsuka: But…that was a dog, and now you’re human…Eh…EHHHHHH!?
Roen: Fufu, you look a bit confused.
Ritsuka: Y-You’re really…the same Roen?
Roen: Don’t you believe me. *still in your right ear, by the way*
Ritsuka: I-I believe you. So, please get off of me!
Roen: Oh, that’s right, I forgot. Though I have to say it doesn’t feel so bad to lay here like this. You’re so soft…
Ritsuka: …um, a-anytime now!
Roen: As you wish. *his voice moves from your ear to in front of you*
Ritsuka: (A human that can turn into a dog…that can’t be possible. )
Ritsuka: Um, you wouldn’t happen to…also be a devil, would you?
Roen: Ah, your guess is correct.
Roen: I am neither a dog or a human. I am a fully fledged devil…Cerberus in fact.
Ritsuka: Cerberus…Wait, you mean the hound that watches over the entrance of Hell?
Roen: My my my, you seem to know quite a bit about me.
Ritsuka: (…Why do I get this feeling that he’s belittling me?)
Roen: You are correct: I am Hell’s watchdog. I also serve at the side of the demon lord known as Maksis.
Ritsuka: Demon lord…Maksis?
Roen: Yes. As the title would suggest, he is the ruler of the Underworld.
Ritsuka: S-so that kind of king exists…
Ritsuka: (Then again, I just watched this guy change from a dog into a human. I don’t think I should be surprised by anything at this point.)
Roen: None could match the greatness of Lord Maksis. Within him brimmed an immeasurable strength.
Ritsuka: None “could” match him…does that mean things are different now?
Roen: Oh my…you’re actually quite sharp. Up until now I thought you were rather dimwitted.
Ritsuka: (…Yup, I was right. He was belittling me.)
The music then suddenly takes an abrupt change as Roen faces you.
Roen: Anyway, I would like to take a moment to talk with you about something. As I’ve said before the ruler of the Underworld was the great Lord Maksis. Under his reign, the Underworld saw a time of prosperity.
Roen: But then one day, it became apparent that Lord Maksis powers had begun to wane.
Roen: It was while he was in this weakened state that those who opposed him sealed Lord Maksis away at the ends of the Earth.
Roen: With the loss of its king, the Underworld had fallen into a state of confusion. Which leads me to where we stand now.
Ritsuka: The Underworld’s in chaos…that sounds terrible.
Roen: It is. I calmly waited for the day on which our king will return. However…
Roen: What good is a watchdog to its owner if all he does is wait for him?
Ritsuka: (…! Wh-what was that? A chill just ran down my spine…)
Roen: In order to revive Lord Maksis, I am in need of power.
Roen: Such as the immense power of the Grimoire.
Ritsuka: Ugh…you’re searching for the Grimoire too?
Roen: That is correct. If I were to obtain the Grimoire then its power could be used to restore my master to his former self.
Ritsuka: Just…what is the Grimoire, exactly? Can a book really have a spell written in it powerful enough to resurrect a demon king?
Roen: …*chuckles* A book?
Roen: Ah, forgive me. That’s right. It can’t be helped given that you don’t know anything about it.
Roen: Devils, Vampires…and yes, even demon lords. All of these supernaturals desire the immeasurable power hidden within the Forbidden Grimoire.
Ritsuka: But that’s…I don’t know anything about it. I honestly don’t…so I don’t understand why I…
Roen: So it seems. But do take heart, for I am willing to teach you everything you want to know.
Ritsuka: …! R-really?
Roen: Yes, really.
Roen: However, it’s not a good idea for us to continue this discussion here.
A line draws across the screen, eventually opening up a portal.
The very air behind Roen appeared to tear itself open. An ominous space unlike anything I had ever seen before lay within its depths.
Roen: Now then, how about you and I go somewhere where no one else may interrupt us?
Ritsuka: (If I go with Roen, then I’ll finally get answers about this Grimoire. But, is that really all that’s going to happen?)
Ritsuka: (I don’t know…but, I do know that I should do what I can for mom’s sake-)
???: By the sacred Name, obey me!
Azuna: O ye who are clad in darkness…Be gone from here…forever more!
Azuna: Back away from Ritsuka now, you demon!
Ritsuka: (Azuna…? Just now, why was she able to…?)
Ritsuka: (Lindo used those exact same powers before…)
Roen: It appears that one of those hinderances has arrived. That being said…I see now.
Roen: As suspected, your classmate is an exorcist.
Ritsuka: (Azuna…is an exorcist…?)
Ritsuka: What’s the meaning of this…? Azuna, why…?
Azuna: …uh, th….that’s…
Roen: *chuckles* It’s simple, really. That person over there has been lying to you this entire time.
Roen: She left you in the dark and pretended to be your friend, all so that she could deceive you.
Ritsuka: …But that’s…
Azuna: You’re wrong! Yes, I kept my being an exorcist a secret from her, but-
Roen: Yes, she certainly did. Everyone around you deceived you, and now they ridicule you for your helplessness!
Azuna: No! You’re wrong!
Roen: Hmph…how fragile you are. -Haa!
Roen summons a wall of flames.
Ritsuka: *watches as Azuna’s sprite disappears*
Roen: -Now that she’s been taken care of, you…come with me.
There’s ethereal sounds. Probably warping.
Ritsuka: !? Kyaaaaaah!!
Scene changes to Lindo’s room.
Lindo: Hello? What’s wrong?
Lindo: …What!? Ritsuka’s been taken…!?
Scene changes again to the school’s third floor library and Rem.
Rem: Ritsuka’s presence just…vanished?
Rem: …It couldn’t be…his work, could it!?
Scene changes again to a corridor of pillars.
Roen: You may open your eyes now.
Roen: It looks like you were having a nightmare. Is it because of the shock regarding your friend’s true identity?
Ritsuka: (That’s right…that power Azuna used…Azuna’s an exorcist like my brother.)
Roen: You just learned that your best friend is an exorcist. You poor thing.
Ritsuka: Did you know about it, Roen?
Roen: Yes. However your brother made it difficult for me to speak with you about it without being found out.
Lindo: …Ah, forgive me. This may seem to come out of nowhere, but you inviting her out will cheer her up.
Lindo: I’m worried about her. She’s been getting more and more depressed lately.
Lindo: But if you stay by her side then that’ll ease my fears, Azuna.
Azuna: Leave it to me. We’ve gone to school together for a long time now, so there’s no need to be so formal about it.
Azuna: But Lindo…don’t you stretch yourself too thin either, okay?
Ritsuka: Then…Lindo knew? From the beginning…?
Roen: The two of them had met before.
Roen: That girl was your bodyguard in order to protect you from devils. The Exorcist Association dispatched her specifically to look after you.
Ritsuka: Wait, what…Azuna was just there…to watch over me?
Roen: Yes, didn’t your brother ever talk to you about it?
Ritsuka: That’s…that can’t be true! Azuna and I have been friends since our first year at school together!
Roen: That was around the time the whole plan was orchestrated, you see. No…actually, it would be more correct to say this was devised the moment you were born.
Roen: Don’t you remember? Ever since you were small you were surrounded by people who were eager to protect you.
Flashback of Ritsuka’s mother.
Ritsuka: (Even when I was little, mother had me wear her pendant as a talisman.)
Flashback of Lindo.
Ritsuka: (And Lindo has been studying ever since he was small. He even left to train as an exorcist for my sake…)
Roen: The supernaturals who wish to find the Grimoire will all eventually target you.
Roen: All of your friends and loved ones that have come into your life have all done so for the sole purpose of protecting the Grimoire from getting into the wrong hands. This purpose was prioritized first and foremost. Even above your friendship.
Ritsuka: …That’s…I didn’t know anything…
Roen: You seem grief-stricken. Unfortunately no matter how strange this conversation may seem, everything I’ve told you is the absolute truth.
Ritsuka: Hey…with all this talk of protecting me and stealing from me I just want to ask one thing: what is the Grimoire, exactly?
Roen moves closer, his voice very close to you and slowly moving towards your left ear.
Roen: I did promise that I would tell you everything…however, are you certain that you haven’t already figured it out from our conversation just now? Shall I spell it out for you?***
Ritsuka: Rem-san, Ni-san, even Azuna…they’ve all been keeping a secret from me.
Ritsuka: But I want to know. I want to know why I’m the only one who’s been left in the dark.
Ritsuka: I’ve been the only one who hasn’t been allowed to know anything for too long. I want it to stop…!
Roen: …That’s good. Very well, then I’ll tell you why.
Roen: The Forbidden Grimoire is-
Roen: *in your left ear* A power that when correctly obtained, will grant its wielder the strength to rule the world as we know it.
Ritsuka: It can grant that kind of power?
Roen: *his voice moves in front of you again, but very close* That’s correct. And there are many who believe that it’s quite literally a book of written magic.
Roen: However the Grimoire is not a literal book. In truth its-
You hear the sound of rustling
Cut to CG
Roen: Ah…you’re giving off such a lovely scent…
Ritsuka: (Now that he’s mentioned it, I remember hearing something about a sweet smell before.)
Roen: *in your right ear* How utterly sweet…and befitting for Lord Maksis.
Roen: That look in your eyes alongside your bravery isn’t bad at all…
Roen: That’s what makes you appealing. That, and, the Grimoire’s scent.
Ritsuka: Eh…? What do you mean…?
Roen: Ritsuka Tachibana. The thing everyone refers to as the Grimoire…resides inside your body.
Ritsuka: The Grimoire is…inside of me?
Ritsuka: What? That’s…that’s a lie, right?
CG ends and Roen suddenly parts from you.
Roen: If it were a lie, then I assure you that I wouldn’t have gone to all this trouble to contact you and reveal your identity to you.
Ritsuka: Then the thing that those vampires have been frantically searching for…
Ritsuka: And the fact that Rem and the Student Council have no idea where the Grimoire is located is because it’s inside of me…
Roen: And isn’t that precisely why your brother and the other exorcists have gone to such lengths to protect you?
Roen: Your brother knows about it. About how you hold the Forbidden Grimoire inside of you.
Roen: And so, he became an exorcist. Since you were the Grimoire’s vessel, he feared you would be targeted.
Ritsuka: Lindo, mom…and even grandpa. That’s why they all worked so hard to protect me as a child?
Roen: Yes. Your brother and the rest of your family all knew about this. You were the only one who didn’t.
Roen: Your brother is a rather good liar, isn’t he?
Roen: Above all else, the Grimoire sleeping inside of you was secretly the most important thing to them.
Ritsuka: I’m…the Grimoire…
Roen: Yes. Whoever obtains you will also gain the ability to control the world.
Roen: Furthermore, the Grimoire’s power shall fully awaken on your 17th birthday.
Ritsuka: …This year’s birthday?
Roen: Correct. The fated time is fast approaching…and as such, the fighting over you has become increasingly violent.
Ritsuka: Then…what should I do? If Rem and the student council, or the vampires, were to learn about this…
Roen: You will definitely be targeted now more than ever. And of course, your mother will also be exposed to greater danger upon your reveal.
Roen: You know in your heart that once this is made known, you will not get your mother back.
Roen: Now then…have you come to understand the situation? From this point forward, allow me to offer you a single solution to this dilemma.
Roen: Why don’t you remain here until your 17th birthday?
Ritsuka: Stay here?
Roen: When that time comes, we will be able to extract the power of the Grimoire that currently sleeps within you. You will then be able to return to being a normal girl.
Roen: And of course, no one else will even notice that you’re gone.
Ritsuka: No one could find me…and I could return to normal…
Roen: Yes, that’s right. And so…
Roen: Would you be willing to please remove that ring? I’m afraid that if you don’t, I won’t be able to extract the Grimoire’s power from you.
Ritsuka: (Take off…my ring…)
Roen: Yes, remove that talisman…for me.
Ritsuka: (For Roen…)
The screen then goes black for quite a bit of time before returning to the corridor. The screen shakes as you hear a rumbling.
Ritsuka: (Wh-what is that…!?)
Roen: …*sighs*, looks like he’s here.
You hear glass shatter as Rem appears on screen.
Rem: Are you alright, Ritsuka!?
Rem: *sighs in relief* ….
Ritsuka: (His entire body is bruised…when did he get hurt…?)
Roen: Hmm…I see you’ve managed to break through my barrier. As to be expected of the heir of the Arlond family.
Rem: You acted out of your own accord and ignored my orders…it appears that I need to put you in your place.
Roen: I know what I’m doing. As you can see, I have done nothing to cause the girl harm.
Roen: Rather, I’ve gone so far as to grant her her only wish.
Rem: And who on Earth would ever believe that?
Roen: My my my. Can’t you give me just a little bit of credit?
Rem: A servant who ignores orders and acts of their own accord isn’t deserving of credit.
Roen: Fufu…I suppose you’re right.
Ritsuka: Rem-san, Roen brought me here only to help me.
Ritsuka: He honestly hasn’t done anything to hurt me.
Rem: …There’s no need for you to associate yourself with that dog’s nonsense.
Rem: He more than likely brought you here so that he could confine you and obtain the Grimoire himself.
Rem: If you were to fall asleep within this space then you wouldn’t be able to wake up again. You would be imprisoned here. Forever.
Rem: And with you asleep, he could hand you over to the demon lord without resistance.
Ritsuka: …..! Is…is that the truth? Roen…
Roen: Hmph, yes…and? What of it?
Ritsuka: (No way, he’s being serious? Then that means if Rem-san hadn’t come, I would have…)
Rem: This discussion is over.
Rem: Return Ritsuka to me.
Roen: My sincerest apologies…
Roen: That is something that I simply…cannot do!
Roen suddenly approaches you.
Roen: You will be staying right here. I will not hand you over to him.
Ritsuka: (I-I can’t move…! My voice won’t come out either!!)
Roen: Now then, I’m afraid that I must ask you to leave us. If you do anything unnecessary, then the girl will…well, do you get the picture?
Rem: It looks to me as if you’re using nothing but empty threats.
Roen: Ah, but you seem to forget that I am a devil as well…big mistake!
Roen summons fire.
Rem: ah, Guh…!
Ritsuka: (Ah!! )
Roen: If you treat my skills like that of a novice, as you usually do, you may find yourself getting burned. You should take care not to underestimate me.
Roen: And from what I can see you took quite the beating from defying your lord father. You have no chance of driving me off in your current condition!
Fire shoots up again.
Ritsuka: (Roen, why!? Why are you doing this!?)
Ritsuka: (I have to escape somehow!)
Roen: Oh, are you trying to run away?
Screen shakes and cuts to CG.
Roen: I could have ended this swiftly if you would have just been obedient for a little while longer. But I see now that it’s not meant to be.
Roen: Stop? Why should I? Should I take that to mean you don’t wish for her to be hurt?
Roen: Take heart. I have no intention of killing her. Though aren’t you here because you want the Grimoire for yourself?
Roen: If that’s the case, then wouldn’t it be better for you to let me confine the girl to this space so that you may wait to obtain its powers in peace?
Rem: How impudent of you…you expect me to believe that you would just hand over the Grimoire when that day comes…?
Roen: As sharp as always, I see. As to be expected.
Roen: The Grimoire’s power is vital in the resurrection of Lord Maksis…so for that reason you are correct, I cannot hand her over to you.
Rem: Unbelieveable…you still answer to Maksis despite all this time, huh…
Rem: Have you forgotten everything that the Arlond household has done for you after we took you in!?
Ritsuka: (“Took you in”…?)
Roen: All that you’ve done for me? Haha! …surely you jest.
Roen: Well you certainly talk as if you’re the next head of the Arlond household, and I can respect your attitude. However…
Roen: My one true master always has, and always will be, Lord Maksis.
Rem: You ungrateful mutt!
Roen: You’re in no position to act so high and mighty!
You hear flames being summoned again.
Roen: Haha! …Looking at you as you are, I have to say that I’m surprised.
Rem: *grunts in pain* …!
Ritsuka: (No…stop it! Stop doing this to him!)
Roen: Just as I suspected, you can’t do much of anything so long as the girl acts as my shield.
Rem: Kuh….Shut your mouth…
Ritsuka: (I get it now…so long as my body is stuck like this with Roen, then Rem won’t fight back because he’s afraid of hurting me.)
Ritsuka: (Then it’s…this is all my fault? It’s my fault…!?)
Roen: This is the end for you. Farewell-
Ritsuka: (Rem-san! Rem-san…!)
The screen shakes
Ritsuka: (Stoooppp iiiiit—-!)
The screen goes black and you hear a single heartbeat. The screen then returns to the corridor.
Roen: ….ah, impossible…!?
Ritsuka: (What’s going on? I feel strange…what…is…this…)
Rem: This aura…
Ritsuka: (It’s no use, I can’t hold it back-!!)
The screen flashes white
You hear a lot of sparkling and the sound of a deep bell chiming.
Rem: Gu….Wh-what the…!? This power, it can’t be!?
Roen: This is…absolutely wonderful! This is the power that I’ve been longing for!
Roen: She’s harnessing the power of the Grimoire!
Light emanates from Ritsuka’s sprite by the dialogue box.
You hear something break. Scene changes back to the park.
Ritsuka: (…where…am I…)
Ritsuka: (What was I…doing just now…?)
Rem: The barrier’s been destroyed? Impossible…so then she…
Roen: Fufu, what a shame. Did you notice?
Roen: You saw it for yourself, didn’t you? The power of the Grimoire sleeps within the girl’s body.
Ritsuka: (That power just now…so then the Grimoire…really is inside of me.)
???: STOP IT!!
You hear footsteps as Lindo appears on screen.
Lindo: Let go of my sister, now! I won’t hear any of your excuses! Not anymore!
Roen: My my my, is it that time already? While I’m sure you would prefer it if I stuck around, I’m afraid to inform you that now’s a bad time.
Roen: I will bid you farewell for today. Just remember…I’m always nearby.
The screen flashes and Roen disappears.
Rem: The Grimoire’s…inside of you…
Ritsuka: (What should I do? He looks so shocked and confused after everything that happened.)
Ritsuka: (And why? Why am I so happy that Rem-san came to save me…?)
Rem: Ritsuka Tachibana…are you hurt? …Did he do anything to you?
Ritsuka: (Ah…I want to say that I’m fine, but…I can’t move)
Lindo: …Tch. Don’t come any closer.
Lindo: I will not let you near Ritsuka. If you try to force your way through me…then I will have no choice but to drive you back here and now.
Rem: …The girl.
Rem: You need to hurry and get the girl out of here. She needs to rest.
Rem then makes his way off screen and away from you and Lindo.
Lindo: Wh….hey, wait!
Ritsuka: (He left…I didn’t even get to say thank you…)
Ritsuka: (I’m losing consciousness…)
The screen goes black.
Ritsuka: (I…I don’t understand anything anymore…)
Lindo: Oi, Ritsuka-!?
Scene changes to Ritsuka’s room. Birds are chirping.
Ritsuka: (…Huh…? I’m in my room…?)
Azuna: Ah! She opened her eyes…!?
Ritsuka: Ni-san, Azuna…!
Azuna: Oh thank goodness…I’m so glad.
Ritsuka: Why am I…?
Azuna: After you collapsed you’ve been asleep for three days straight. Do you remember what happened?
Ritsuka: (I’m pretty sure I do. Roen took me away, and then…)
Lindo: I’m so sorry. If I had been there then you wouldn’t have had to go through something so awful…
Azuna: You shouldn’t blame yourself, Lindo. If there’s anyone to blame, it’s me. If I hadn’t left her alone, then…
Ritsuka: (That’s right…Azuna is…)
Ritsuka: Hey, Azuna…are you an exorcist too…?
Azuna: I’m so sorry for never admitting it…
Azuna: I’m the same as Lindo. I was dispatched by the Exorcist Association on orders to protect you. So yes, I’m an exorcist.
Ritsuka: Then that means…everything he said was true…
Azuna: But I never wanted to deceive you! It wasn’t on purpose…!
Ritsuka: Enough. …That’s…enough already…
Ritsuka: The reason why Azuna even talks to me. Why Rem and the Student council, and the vampires, all attacked me.
Ritsuka: We’ve done nothing but kept secrets from each other, all for the sake of staying alive. Myself, Azuna, and Ni-san…
Ritsuka: Rem-san and the others as well…Everyone…everyone hid something from me.
Ritsuka: Even you, ni-san. You knew this entire time that I was the Grimoire, didn’t you?
Ritsuka: And mom did too…that’s why even when I was little you worked so hard to protect me, right?
Ritsuka: I don’t know what to believe anymore…I don’t understand any of it…
Lindo: We exist solely to protect you. That will never change. The most important thing to us is that you are safe.
Lindo: Unfortunately, the devils now know that the Grimoire sleeps inside of you.
Lindo: From now on they will pursue you more than ever before. Because of that, I too want to protect you from all of that more than ever.
Lindo: If you can’t believe in anything else…then please believe in this, at least. That I want to protect you.
Ritsuka: …I’m sorry. I just don’t know what to think right now. Could you please give me some time alone?
Lindo: …I understand. Let’s go, Azuna.
Azuna and Lindo take their leave. You hear the door shut behind them.
Ritsuka: (I’m so sorry, ni-san, Azuna. But right now my emotions are all over the place.)
Ritsuka: (…Why does the Grimoire exist inside of me?)
Ritsuka’s phone starts ringing.
Ritsuka: ….my phone…
Ritsuka: (Eh…from Rem-san…?)
Ritsuka: (What should I do…?)
You hear a beep as Ritsuka accepts the call.
Rem: …So you woke up.
Ritsuka: Yeah, just now.
Rem: …I see. Are there any complications with your health?
Ritsuka: (So Rem-san’s been worried about me.)
Ritsuka: …Not at all. I’m fine.
Rem: I see…
Ritsuka: So Rem-san, it’s sleeping inside of my body. The Forbidden Grimoire, I mean.
Ritsuka: I…never knew about that.
Rem: …..*groans a bit*
Ritsuka: Aren’t you targeting me as well, Rem-san? In order to get the Grimoire.
Ritsuka: (I wonder what he’ll say. It’ll probably be the same as before.)
Ritsuka: I’m sorry for saying something so strange. I’m a bit dizzy, so I’m just going to go back to sleep.
Rem: …Okay. Make sure to get plenty of rest.
Ritsuka: (So much has happened that it’s making my head spin.)
Ritsuka: (Ah…but, there’s still something that I want to say to him…)
Ritsuka: Rem-san…thank you so much for coming to get me…
Rem: *gasps in surprise* ….!
He hangs up immediately.
Ritsuka: Granted, I’m sure Rem-san only protected me because he wants the Grimoire. So I guess thanking him is a bit weird.
Ritsuka: (The Grimoire resides inside of me. I wonder…what is Rem-san going to do?)
Ritsuka: (I want to know what Rem-san’s thinking, but I’m also terrified of the answer.)
Ritsuka: From here on out…I wonder if everything will be alright…?
CHAPTER 06 END
LEFT DOOR COMMON ROUTE END. REM ROMANTIC ROUTE ACHIEVED.
Translation notes (100% Optional reading)
*Ritsuka: (What’s up with him…?) <-More literally Ritsuka states “Why is this situation suddenly so weird?”
**Head of the Arlond Family: You’re too quick to deny it. <-Here Rem’s father more literally says: “Your words are tumbling out of your mouth,” insinuating that he’s not being very coherent/is too quick to protest the accusation.
***Roen: I did promise that I would tell you everything…<-Now here I decided to take a little more liberty with the translation. What Roen says in the screenshot is more literally: “Well if that’s all that you wish to know…then how about I tell you a little story? Does that sound good to you?” However, given the way Ritsuka responds and the context that follows afterwards, it seemed awkward to me that the subject would change so abruptly in English. Like, he says he’s going to tell a story, but then never does. At least it felt odd to me. So I changed it to what it says here in this post to try and keep his dialogue closer to the topic of conversation while retaining his condescending tone with Ritsuka.