I'll leave the rest up to Takamiya and the Translator-kun and will be back to TS after his translation.
oh my god its still alive
I'll read it after I wake up, tired as fuck, thanks OP.
The cover oage above just says that vol.10 is coming out in November.
-[Witch Craft Works]
-I am the Head of the House of Kagari, Kagari Kayou.
-[She instinctually rejects her, even in a past she has no memories of.]
-[Chapter 53: Takamiya-kun and the World in the Pendant, Part 3]
Kazane's old pseudonym last name means Treasure Moon.
-Have you given thought as to whether this is the doing of someone who holds a grudge against the Kagari?
-Last night when I confronted it, it DID seem more interested in taking the initiative to attack the members of this household rather then me.
-As a basis for your reasoning, it's a bit sparse but...Very well, I shall leave it in your hands.
-If *I* could take action and not have to rely on your power, then we wouldn't even be having this conversation, however...
-Unfortunately, I am undergoing medical care at the moment.
This is like one of those Highlights puzles, "how many creepy thing about Kayou can you spot?"
-Why, you've brought such an adorable child with you, haven't you now?
-N...! Nice to meet you.
-Very well. Then, I shall continue to leave matters in your hands.
-It would be well if you could capture the perpetrator alive.
She's like Mrs. Badtouch personified. How is she walking away with those little things standing on her kimono?
-......What's the matter, Honoka?
-I was so nervous.
-The woman, she's kind of....
-Well, I understand. She's definitely a good-for-nothing woman, that's for sure.
-...Whoops, badmouthing others isn't admirable. Let's keep that little slip a secret from Komachi, got it?
-There's still time until nightfall.
-Please feel free to move about the manor.
-However, please mind that you must only stay away from the detached research building out in the forest.
-.......Looking at it like this, I'd say Kagari manor used to be a pretty lively place in the past.
-It seems like a totally different place from the time *I* went there.
-At that point it was practically deserted...
- --Hey, Kagari-san?
If my worst suspicions are correct, all those lovely Kagari maidens are going to be BBQ'd. It doesn't seem like the infamous HonokAyaka "Incident" though, it doesn't match up with the facts/timeline yet.
-That's what that woman called Mother earlier.....
-The Chairwoman didn't have the "Kagari" surname yet, did she. Does that mean she married into the family here after this point?
-But wait, you're the same age as me, right, Kagari-san? .......Huh?
-That would mean that you weren't born into the Kagari family, Kagari-san....
-...and it would make you a member of the Houzuki family, wouldn't it?
-I don't know. I don't remember.
-...Yeah, everything's fine, Komachi.
-We might extend the trip a little longer though.
-Can I pass something on? ...Is that so? In that case....
-Did Mom say something?
-She said, "Be a good boy."
-YOU didn't listen to what I told you yesterday, did you? Even though I clearly told you to return to the manor, you followed me.
-Did it ever occur to you how miserable it would make Komachi if something terrible were to happen to you?
-I just wanted to be useful.
-And I DON'T want to have to give Komachi any sad news.
-I'll be careful from now on.
-.....And, what did you think?
-After seeing that flaming beast yesterday.
-I tell you every day, don't I? "No matter what you encounter in life, always start by observing it".
-Didn't you sense anything back then?
>Kazane will never be your surrogate parent and touch her finger to your nose sternly, yet caringly.
-This might sound weird if I actually say it, but...
-I guess I...wasn't all that scared of it.
-It was like it was.....trying to tell me something....
-....Fufu, now I see.
-To me, it looked more like it was throwing a tantrum.
-A far cry from some evil plot, I'd probably call it childish....
-I simply got a strong sense of its antagonism towards this household.
Called it last chapter.
-Honoka, what do you think of this household?
-...I'd say....it's a bit creepy.
-Yes. This place is certainly a bit "off".
-It's far too dark. And even if something were to happen......
-That was quite unexpected.......But....
-Surprisingly, YOU might be the key that......No...
Kazane unwittingly kind of playing matchmaker years ahead of time.
-Sensei, what's that?
-Now THAT'S an excellent question.
-This is the "Anti-Fire Magic Weapon" I crafted.
-((You grip it like this.))
-I prepared it for your sake. I'm fine fighting barefisted, but you're still just an apprentice.
-Here, take it. And it'd be bad if you mistakenly slug some civilian! ((Screw up and they'd be in for more than just hospitalization.))
-((It's too big...))
Anchi Faia Majikku Ueppon is in engrish.
Also, if The Incident had never happened, Honoka would be a bear of a man slugging magical beasts with his fists the world over.
-((GROOAR!! ::lit - GAO))
I said it last thread too, that if Kazane gave a shit, she'd just punch the damn fire.
Seriously though, from the little snowflaky patterns I assume she cast ice elemental buff on her arms.
-Beyond this point lies the research building, entry is strictly prohi---
-Shut the hell up, ya moron!!
-Honoka, I'm coming for youuuuu!!!
Never get between a cake and her shota. Never.
No bandage yet though. Obviously by the time we next see them here chronologically (the memories Ayakacchi got back in the atelier), Kazane had most likely taken over as she isn't chained up anymore.
This kind of confirms though that Shiori is intending to return the memories of Honoka and Ayaka's life that the Mikage's had erased all those years ago.
Which raises the next question. Honoka had ASKED about the explanation for his mother's scar and what have you. So this might tie into Ayaka getting the same scar eventually.
-[At long last.....]
[Witch Craft Works/To Be Continued]
Next witchii actibitii
Also, how does that meme go?
>Honoka in shadow, Ayaka in dark, like pottery.
Technically this could be one of those flashbacks that goes on forever, if it's going to cover any meaningful summary of all of Honoka and Ayaka's past,up to and possibly including the incident and/or the scar.
We might be on this train for awhile before heading back to the present where Kayou has just appeared in realtime.
I will post to batoto in a minute. Thanks you translator-kun and thank you for reading it.
Nice, thanks all for the chapter.