Ikaruga will never tire of watching the sunset . He sits in the same place he always does, on his designated seat on the…

2 . The Water Capital, Mac Anu

Today, Mac Anu once more shimmers a beautiful madder red .   The grace with which the water glitters each time the surface is disturbed could make one say it’s better than real .

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Ikaruga will never tire of watching the sunset . He sits in the same place he always does, on his designated seat on the highest point of Mac Anu’s sole bridge . He heard through rumors in the wind that long ago, another PC also used to sit in that same spot . He has no doubt that that person also enjoyed watching the sunset . I’d like to meet that person .

But, it’ll never happen . Ikaruga has recently learned that that PC stopped logging in . It’s impossible . Regardless, he continues visiting the heavy trafficked bridge . For him, it is the most relaxing place in The World . The way he sits without even trembling could make those passing by think he’s either dozing or AFK .

Ikaruga’s name is surprisingly well known . He’s easily recognized by the fluttering of his wafuku and the hairclip obscuring his eyes from view . [1]He’s also a difficult person to approach thanks to his small fan club, placing him in a similar position to Endurance .

As for Ikaruga’s strength, that is something no one talks about . He is a true, genuine, solo player . He never parties with anyone, nor does he PK . As a result, various rumors have come and gone . Some stated that he’s actually an independent AI or an event character . Ikaruga himself doesn’t really care . He simply appears around the same time every day to watch his favored sunset .

Ikaruga rests his elbows on the handrails as he watches the river . Another peaceful day . He closes his eyes and loses himself to his thoughts .

A female harvest cleric[2]and female therianthrope warlock with catlike features speak to each other on the side of the bridge with the chaos gate . The warlock is fairly small, forcing the harvest cleric to bend down in order to face her .

“Hold on… you can’t ; ;”

The warlock shakes off the harvest cleric’s restraint and runs towards Ikaruga . “He~ki, he~ki (-w-)b” Instead of running, her momentum makes her look like she’s charging .

The warlock leaps once she’s 1 meter away from Ikaruga and lands on the handrail in front of him . He jumps back at her sudden appearance . The surrounding PC gather to watch . Each of them is surprised that Ikaruga moved . The warlock then plops herself down on the handrail right in front of Ikaruga .

The harvest cleric can only hold her head at the scene . Members of the public watch from afar . Among them are members of Ikaruga’s fan club . They watch with keen interest . Out in the real world, the female players probably have their fingers hovering over the SS key .

After a few moments pass, Ikaruga speaks first . “…Hey . ”

The warlock points her ears towards Ikaruga, but otherwise, doesn’t move . The action may have irritated him because he draws his sword .

The warlock finally speaks . “How daangerous…”

“That’s my spot . Scram, chibi-neko[3] . ”

Ikaruga glares at the warlock with his blue eyes as he thrusts the tip of his sword towards her . Silence = cool, however, isn’t always the paradigm . The warlock narrows her eyes at Ikaruga’s form and for some reason becomes relieved . She says, “That’s great . Looks like you’re “alive” . ”

Ikaruga sheathes his sword as her meaningless comment douses his fighting spirit . “Ha? …Well obviously . ”

“I, am interested in you . Please keep me company for a bit…”

Ikaruga gives a sharp, “Not happening . ”

“Then, let me watch you . ”

“…You… Fine, if you’re just going to watch, then that makes you no different from everyone else . ” He then glances over his shoulder towards his fan club .

She shocks many members of the fan club members by saying, “Thanks, (o ~_^)b”

“Although, they might end up getting in your way . ”

“I’m good *2 . I can watch just fine as long as you stay in the open~ . ”

“…Haa . ”

Since then, whenever Ikaruga goes to the bridge, the warlock appears at his side . Neither of them speak to each other, they just watch the sunset . The only real change is the envy that can sometimes be found within the eyes of his fan club…

And so, 1 week passes .

Ikaruga goes to a leveling area, but the warlock doesn’t appear . Or, more accurate, she couldn’t go there . She can only observe Ikaruga on the highest point of Mac Anu’s bridge .

After that one week, Ikaruga finally says, “…So, I still haven’t heard your name . ”

Confusion washes over the warlock’s face . She points towards the sky above her head and says, “It should be right here~ . I thought you didn’t ask because you can see it?”

“…There’s nothing there . ”

“Maybe it somehow became hidden? You’re somewhat like a beginner…”

Ikaruga mumbles a short soliloquy . “…Maybe it isn’t hidden, but instead it just left . ”

The warlock, unable to hear him, leans forward and says, “What’s that~?”

Ikaruga separates from the handrail and walks for the gate . He says, “Nothing, thinking about it, I’m fine not knowing your name . ”

The warlock calls out to Ikaruga, “How strange, going hunting at a time like this~ . ” He, however, continues without a word . All that can be heard is the faint ringing of the return bell . The warlock releases a small sigh and then shouts, “I’m ! Don’t forget it (`o’)”

Ikaruga’s head flinches at those words .

T/N: And here is the first real chapter of the second side project . As you can tell, it’s a short one . I’m not 100% certain, but I think all of them are more or less this length . Anyway, I hope you all like this series . Like Yuusha Ni, I’m reading as I translate so I have no idea as to what’s happening . I’ve also never played any of the . hack games so I may be even more clueless than some of you . I have, however, watched the . hack//sign anime .

Let me know what you think,

-Gandire

[1]First, a wafuku is a type of kimono . Second, I said hairclip, but it could really be any type of hair accessory like a barrette, hairband, hair tie, etc .

[2]The kanji doesn’t actually say harvest cleric . The class specified isn’t one that exists . I picked harvest cleric because it’s middle kanji most resembles this class’s unknown kanji .

3 Chibi= small Neko=cat

2 . The Water Capital, MacAnu

Today, Mac Anu once more shimmers a beautiful madder red . The grace with which the water glitters each time the surface is disturbed could make one say it’s better than real

Ikaruga will never tire of watching the sunset . He sits in the same place he always does, on his designated seat on the highest point of Mac Anu’s sole bridge . He heard through rumors in the wind that long ago, another PC also used to sit in that same spot . He has no doubt that that person also enjoyed watching the sunset . I’d like to meet that person

But, it’ll never happen . Ikaruga has recently learned that that PC stopped logging in . It’s impossible . Regardless, he continues visiting the heavy trafficked bridge . For him, it is the most relaxing place in The World . The way he sits without even trembling could make those passing by think he’s either dozing or AFK

Ikaruga’s name is surprisingly well known . He’s easily recognized by the fluttering of his wafuku and the hairclip obscuring his eyes from view . [1]He’s also a difficult person to approach thanks to his small fan club, placing him in a similar position to Endurance

As for Ikaruga’s strength, that is something no one talks about . He is a true, genuine, solo player . He never parties with anyone, nor does he PK . As a result, various rumors have come and gone . Some stated that he’s actually an independent AI or an event character . Ikaruga himself doesn’t really care . He simply appears around the same time every day to watch his favored sunset

Ikaruga rests his elbows on the handrails as he watches the river . Another peaceful day . He closes his eyes and loses himself to his thoughts

A female harvest cleric[2]and female therianthrope warlock with catlike features speak to each other on the side of the bridge with the chaos gate . The warlock is fairly small, forcing the harvest cleric to bend down in order to face her

“Hold on… you can’t ; ;”.

The warlock shakes off the harvest cleric’s restraint and runs towards Ikaruga . “He~ki, he~ki (-w-)b” Instead of running, her momentum makes her look like she’s charging

The warlock leaps once she’s 1 meter away from Ikaruga and lands on the handrail in front of him . He jumps back at her sudden appearance . The surrounding PC gather to watch . Each of them is surprised that Ikaruga moved . The warlock then plops herself down on the handrail right in front of Ikaruga

The harvest cleric can only hold her head at the scene . Members of the public watch from afar . Among them are members of Ikaruga’s fan club . They watch with keen interest . Out in the real world, the female players probably have their fingers hovering over the SS key

After a few moments pass, Ikaruga speaks first . “…Hey . ”.

The warlock points her ears towards Ikaruga, but otherwise, doesn’t move . The action may have irritated him because he draws his sword

The warlock finally speaks . “How daangerous…”.

“That’s my spot . Scram, chibi-neko[3] . ”.

Ikaruga glares at the warlock with his blue eyes as he thrusts the tip of his sword towards her . Silence = cool, however, isn’t always the paradigm . The warlock narrows her eyes at Ikaruga’s form and for some reason becomes relieved . She says, “That’s great . Looks like you’re “alive” . ”.

Ikaruga sheathes his sword as her meaningless comment douses his fighting spirit . “Ha? …Well obviously . ”.

“I, am interested in you . Please keep me company for a bit…”.

Ikaruga gives a sharp, “Not happening . ”.

“Then, let me watch you . ”.

“…You… Fine, if you’re just going to watch, then that makes you no different from everyone else . ” He then glances over his shoulder towards his fan club

She shocks many members of the fan club members by saying, “Thanks, (o ~_^)b”.

“Although, they might end up getting in your way . ”.

“I’m good *2 . I can watch just fine as long as you stay in the open~ . ”.

“…Haa . ”.

Since then, whenever Ikaruga goes to the bridge, the warlock appears at his side . Neither of them speak to each other, they just watch the sunset . The only real change is the envy that can sometimes be found within the eyes of his fan club….

And so, 1 week passes

Ikaruga goes to a leveling area, but the warlock doesn’t appear . Or, more accurate, she couldn’t go there . She can only observe Ikaruga on the highest point of Mac Anu’s bridge

After that one week, Ikaruga finally says, “…So, I still haven’t heard your name . ”.

Confusion washes over the warlock’s face . She points towards the sky above her head and says, “It should be right here~ . I thought you didn’t ask because you can see it?”.

“…There’s nothing there . ”.

“Maybe it somehow became hidden? You’re somewhat like a beginner…”.

Ikaruga mumbles a short soliloquy . “…Maybe it isn’t hidden, but instead it just left . ”.

The warlock, unable to hear him, leans forward and says, “What’s that~?”.

Ikaruga separates from the handrail and walks for the gate . He says, “Nothing, thinking about it, I’m fine not knowing your name . ”.

The warlock calls out to Ikaruga, “How strange, going hunting at a time like this~ . ” He, however, continues without a word . All that can be heard is the faint ringing of the return bell . The warlock releases a small sigh and then shouts, “I’m ! Don’t forget it (`o’)”.

Ikaruga’s head flinches at those words

T/N: And here is the first real chapter of the second side project . As you can tell, it’s a short one . I’m not 100% certain, but I think all of them are more or less this length . Anyway, I hope you all like this series . Like Yuusha Ni, I’m reading as I translate so I have no idea as to what’s happening . I’ve also never played any of the . hack games so I may be even more clueless than some of you . I have, however, watched the . hack//sign anime

Let me know what you think,.

-Gandire.

[1]First, a wafuku is a type of kimono . Second, I said hairclip, but it could really be any type of hair accessory like a barrette, hairband, hair tie, etc

[2]The kanji doesn’t actually say harvest cleric . The class specified isn’t one that exists . I picked harvest cleric because it’s middle kanji most resembles this class’s unknown kanji

3 Chibi= small Neko=cat.