Story of a Cannon Fodder who Firmly Believed He was the Protagonist, Misunderstood the Actual Protagonist as the Cannon Fodder, and Ended up Victorious

Translator: Tsukii

Editor: Derpy

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Chapter 012 – Chief Paladin-sama [B]

Fay held onto Yururu’s hand and went outside. They walked about the royal capital without Yururu being informed of the destination. 

 

“U-uh, Fay-kun…” 

“What?”

“W-where are we going?”

“Fool. Didn’t you skip our morning training today? We’re going to do it now.”

“I-I see. But you already won against me, right? I don’t think I…”

“That’s not how you fight usually. On top of that, you were already tired when we fought. If we do it normally, I will be the one who loses.”

“I-I see…”

 

Fay openly admitted that he would lose to her if not for her state back then. However, she didn’t know what to do. After all, she already did many terrible things. 

She had said many things to insult him, forcing her to wonder if she really had the right to teach him. 

 

“Are you really okay with me?” 

“Only you can do it. I need you so that I can grow stronger.”

“…I have said a lot of terrible things.”

“That wasn’t you—“

“But I’m sure I did think of that deep in my heart… I am sure of it.”

“It doesn’t matter.”

“Eh?”

“I have no time to worry about such a thing. I have to keep advancing forward. Also, it’s not like things you said were wrong either.”

“…”

“But don’t get me wrong; it’s not like it’ll stay that way. I will make you, Yururu Garethia, change your evaluation of me. If you’re worried about what you told me, then stay with me and witness it yourself.”

“—”

 

His eyes were that of a man’s. Her heart throbbed as she watched in awe, pounding with the agonizing pain of an arrow stabbed through. 

 

 

“See how I become the strongest.” 

“…Yes. I will do as you said.”

 

 

Her heart beat louder and she naturally held his hand a little more firmly. Ironically, she had fallen for a man who held the same eyes as her ruined brother. 

That must be due to the brilliance of his soul. It was the dedication and joy she felt as she learned that he needed her more than anyone else. 

She had lost all her happiness in the past. Many sad events and a series of hardships came to her from that moment on. 

But she now learned that there was still happiness within her grasp, and she could reach for it once again. So she was really pleased about it. 

She thought for a moment there that he might end up like her brother, but she soon shook her head since it didn’t matter to her anymore. 

I will guide your ways… and hopefully… remain standing beside you, seeing the same scenery, all the time… 

 

She squeezed his hand once again. 

 

“Thank you, Fay-kun.” 

“Fuhn, if you have time for that, hurry and teach me your sword.”

 

■◆

 

After I defeated Yururu-sensei, I passed out. Then I heard from Bouran what happened. 

 

“Oi, Yururu-sensei is going to get expelled, blah-blah yadda-yadda!!!” 

“Hou.”

 

Wha… what…? I couldn’t let that happen. A master character shouldn’t be allowed to disappear. On top of that, she already presented a wonderful event and made me stronger all this time, of course I wouldn’t allow it! 1 

 

 

I still want to be your disciple! You only taught me your first skill, sensei! 

 

And so we talked it out with an instructor called Marumaru and decided to interrupt Yururu’s meeting. I would just blame Bouran for misunderstanding, then declare that it was merely a part of training. I explained as such to the four people.  

Then we went to the office on the fourth floor for the explanation, but… Ah- it sure was luxurious. And there was an uncle there. 

Fu-hn, so you are Chief Paladin-sama, huh… ah- sorry about that. I was basically haughty all the time, so please endure Marumaru-sensei. 

Uh-n, perhaps a day would come when I could also arrogantly command others in this office. I was relieved they were cleaning it properly. 

I had a good feeling about that seat, so I guess I would also be using it once I became a hero. 

Well then, I’ll just mix random lies in my statements and put an end to this discussion. 

I did as such with that in mind, but it seemed that Chief Paladin-sama noticed my intentions. Hou? You are quite capable, aren’t you?  

To think that you managed to detect my lies, I see. You are not a simple person, right? Ah, he is the Chief Paladin, after all. 

 

“Then I’ll ask you. Since you insist on it that much, show me your resolve to go through that path and bear the responsibility for it. If she ends up like the other children of the Garethia family and cause another incident, what will you—“ 

“I will cut my stomach and die.”

 

—What a quick decision!! 

This made the Chief Paladin-sama smile as he was convinced. Well, I was the protagonist, so I would have plot armor and not die from it though. 

Anyway, I would bet my life for my master’s sake! 

 

I took Yururu-sensei’s hand and left the office. We missed our morning practice so we had to do it now. It seemed sensei also thought she did something wrong, so I did this as a considerate disciple to allow her to refresh her mind by moving her body. 

 

“Thank you, Fay-kun.” 

Sensei thanked me properly. I guess her darkness was dispelled now? Fuh, it was just the obvious result as the protagonist, though? 

Saving others from succumbing to the darkness wasn’t that great of a feat. It was something closer to breathing for the protagonist, you know? 

But I didn’t feel bad being thanked like that.

 

{“Well, you don’t have to mind it. Please continue teaching me your sword from now on as well.”} 

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“Fuhn, if you have time for that, hurry and teach me your sword.”


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Lego
Lego
2 months ago

Thanks you very much for the chapter.

tsukii
tsukii
2 months ago
Reply to  Lego

thx for the comment too!

Jayswing103
Jayswing103
2 months ago

I love how he wan’t just saying it, but was actually willing to die for her if need be.

tsukii
tsukii
2 months ago
Reply to  Jayswing103

as crazy as Fay was, he still a serious and good person who could care for other

Takusaka
2 months ago

He’s so conceited!!
lol
And that blah-blah yadda-yadda

tsukii
tsukii
2 months ago
Reply to  Takusaka

the almighty blah-blah yadda-yadda, able to explain everything!

Kaboom3601
Kaboom3601
2 months ago

Firstly, seeing the first half of this chapter really show how Fay word and action can swoon a girl mind and steal her heart with genuinely good reason, i can see why Yururu fall in love with fay and it make sense on why she does fell in love

Secondly, the second half of this chapter really show that despite his desire to be a protaganist just because it cool, we can see that he genuinely want to be a hero that defend the innocent and protect the peace and not just to be a cool, badass and awesome protaganist

Last edited 2 months ago by Kaboom3601
tsukii
tsukii
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaboom3601

he want to be prota not because its cool, badass, or awesome(well maybe a bit). he wanted to be like that because it is protagonist, the center of the world, all while acknowledging the accompanying responsibility with the post

her heart is saved, but will keep tortured by his reckless actions

Kaboom3601
Kaboom3601
2 months ago
Reply to  tsukii

ohhhh i sure her heart will be even be lit up a massive blaze and she going full on awestruck that Fay keep his promise of continue rising up beyond what expected of him even if it was a reckless action

tsukii
tsukii
2 months ago
Reply to  Kaboom3601

not exactly wrong that it did motivate her to be better… but yururu suffered since she couldn’t understand fay. she is afraid to be left behind.