Shadowing 132

Finally, This Day Has Come

<-This chapter is unedited.->

Finally, this day has come.

The counterfeit factory that we built underground has ceased its operations right now, and the remaining workers are preparing for a full withdrawal.

The factory has served its purpose.

“John-han, please take a look at this.”

In the form of John Smith, I opened a huge iron door when urged to, by Yukime.

Hidden behind that door was a large quantity of gold coins, piled up so high that it reached the ceiling.

“Splendid.”

“Most of the counterfeit bills have already been redeemed. Is this enough?”

This was the lowest area of the underground facility, the very place where my sister was imprisoned at; that prison was renovated and now acts as a huge safe.

Countless gold coins shone, glimmering golden and winking at me.

This factory still hasn’t been found yet.

The Great Trading Alliance and the Mitsugoshi Company have traced the counterfeit route all the way until the Lawless City, so I took a break from school, and kept watch all day.

After that, I succeeded in completely cutting off the trail that lead from the Lawless City to our factory.

Everyone from the Mitsugoshi Company also tried their hardest, but they overdid it, and antagonized the Alliance.

It can’t even be considered a fight for them, to go against those sly old foxes from the Alliance with only the cheat knowledge.

That’s why I will become [The boss of the large organization that controls the world from the shadows].

The Mitsugoshi Company will be absorbed into the newly created J&Y Company, only then, will I have truly become a [ POWER IN THE SHADOWS].

The girls might hold a grudge against me, but I will gladly accept it.

For that is also the way of a [ POWER IN THE SHADOWS].

“Now, if we exchange the rest of the real banknotes we’d prepared beforehand, it will all be over. The Alliance no longer have enough funds to convert this number of banknotes. The credit system will collapse.”

As Yukime converted the counterfeit bills into real money, she also collected the real bills.

All that is left to collapse the system, is to exchange that money from the Alliance. The Alliance already doesn’t have the monetary power to convert it. When that fact come to light, it will cause a bank-run panic, then after that, the Great Trading Alliance itself will collapse.

The oncoming panic will also spread to the Mitsugoshi Company as well.

When the Alliance collapses, people will surely think ‘Will the Mitsugoshi Company be okay?’.

Finally, we only have to swoop in and take over both companies with the large amount of money we’ve gained, and establish the J&Y Company.

That seems to be what Yukime has planned.

The specific details might be wrong, but I guess it probably was something along those lines.

“Right. The merchandise prices have already increased due to the amount of circulating money, and that increase rate is ……”

I casually bring up the data in Beta’s report, and promote my information gathering ability.

“John-han, to think you have gathered that much information…….”

“It’s only natural.”

“Becoming John-han’s comrade was really the right choice. This plan wouldn’t have been successful without John-han after all.”

“The success isn’t mine alone. Yukime, you also have a big part in it.”

“That’s nice to hear.”

Yukime smiled.

We held out our hands and shook them.

“Now then, we shall be off to the final task. John-han, please continue to obstruct any pursuers from the Lawless City.”

“Understood.”

“Meanwhile, we will convert these bills at the Alliance.”

“——-hmm?”

I felt uneasy, hearing Yukime’s words.

The Yukiitsune Company she owns is a part of the Great Trading Alliance. Her aides, Natsu and Kana always act as her representatives in the meetings.

So far, Yukime hasn’t come on stage yet.

The reason is that she is my partner in being [The boss of the large organization that controls the world from the shadows]. She shouldn’t take any actions that would make her stand out.

“Yukime, do you really have to go out there yourself?”

Of course, we can’t let Natsu and Kana go, as they’re the representatives of the Yukiitsune Company.

However, it doesn’t mean Yukime has to go out herself, as there are others who can get the job done.

As Yukime is also [A POWER IN THE SHADOWS], she should be manipulating the result from behind the scene.

“This wouldn’t have any meaning if I don’t go there myself.”

Yukime looked away and smiled a little sadly.

‘I see.’

Well, each person has their preference in aesthetics.

“If not for my unrequited love, I think we would have gotten along much better. Will you hear a bit of my old story…………”

Having said that, Yukime started telling her story.

“Before, I told you about the time I spent with my mother when I was young, it is the continuation of that.

After my mother went out to hunt, our village came under attack from an enemy tribe. Other than my mother who had three tails, the other villagers were powerless and started fleeing; I too, hid under the bed and shivered. But soon after, the door of the house was kicked open, and a lot of men entered.

I was dragged out from under the bed, and looked at with their disgusting eyes. When I thought it was all over, another man came in from the window, and started attacking those guys.

That man was sent as a part of reinforcements from our allied tribe, the Great Wolf tribe. He was a young man with glossy black ears and tail.

His name was Gettan, and his smile as he hugged me, made me feel relieved. This was back when I was 14 and he was 17.”

Yukime’s clearwater-like eyes seem to be nostalgic reminiscing a time long passed.

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Her encounter with Gettan, her first love.

After the attack from the enemy tribe, her village was revived with help from the Great Wolf Tribe.

At the time, the great hero Shiva had just fallen, and the beast-kin country was in chaos from the war.

Under such circumstances, it was natural for them to make an alliance to become stronger.

And Yukime, who is the daughter of the only tailed fox in the village, was chosen to be engaged with the son of the Great Wolf tribal chief, Gettan.

Yukime, who admired Gettan, gladly accepted. Yukime’s mother also liked him because he’d saved Yukime before. Gettan too, welcomed the beautiful Yukime.

Both of them were blessed by everyone and engaged and the marriage ceremony was set for when Yukime turned 15.

However, until their wedding, they could not live together.

The two lived in their own villages, and Gettan would visit Yukime several times a month. The two treasured that irreplaceable time dearly.

That was the happiest time of Yukime’s life, and she prayed that their life would be happy even after their marriage.

However, those peaceful days did not continue.

Nearby, a big war between tribes occurred, and their tribes were caught in the middle of it.

《——|—》TOC 

TLC Notes-
I was very tempted to replace [The boss of the large organization that controls the world from the shadows]  and [A POWER IN THE SHADOWS] as the Supreme Hydra and be done with it.
Oh well, we can probably expect Yukime’s backstory over the next few chapters. Boring for both me and you guys, I guess. On the other hand, there are only ten more chapters in this arc.


31 thoughts on “Shadowing 132

  1. Thanks for the chapter
    He thought all of that were planned by Yukime, but in actually, he was the one who told the plan to Yukime… lol

  2. I am very confused, it was mentioned that the whole arc was translated although not perfectly edited so why is there a chapter only every so few days, even more they are marked as unedited?

    Thanks dor the chapter

    • Well you don’t translates a chapter only one time, you do it multiple times till there is no mistake.

  3. I mean that’s nice and all that Yukime is getting a background story, but I don’t really care about it… at all though, since she doesn’t feel like an important character in this story.

    I would prefer to learn about the 7 member’s past (and who the others are) than another character her.

  4. Sometimes the electricity goes up and down so i have a regulator where i connect all my appliances, as it tends to heat up a little i always keep it in a ventilated place inside, therefore it is the [ POWER IN THE SHADOWS].

  5. Can the author at least make this delusional protagonist fail even once? everything happens accordingly with his will.
    Now I’m deeply curious as to what happened as to why Yukime hated Gettan now when they are madly in loved w/ each other before. Hhhmmm Gettan probably killed her mother w/out any remorse.

  6. Well, those word in the brackets gave me cancer when I translated it too. The author didn’t give much room for my creative mind though. (Literally dropping the title in the raw lol.)

    • hey man, can you dm the unedited version of 133-142?
      btw thanks for providing a translated version this chapter and the past chap

  7. Omfg, Sid is a goddamn dumbass. If he only paid a bit more attention to Shadow Garden’s actions, then he’d understand that he already fucking IS a power in the goddamn shadows. His ignorance of that fact was funny at first, but has lasted too long, and he’s now hurting those who have devoted themselves to him, and doesn’t even realize that they’ve accomplished for him what he had always dreamed of.

    Fucking ignorant ingrate. I love the story, but honestly hate this role play obsessed protagonist who never seems to develop as a character even in the slightest because he’s too damn absorbed in his role play to notice anything else!

    • Exactly. He is so lost in his delusions that he can’t grasp basic facts/truths when they’re right in front of him. The thing that I most dislike about the mc is that he is so much beloved by so many people be he only loves his role playing fantasy life. Because I think it’s become more clear that he doesn’t care for anyone. If that was the authors plan to make a mc who loves no one but is loved by all he did a great job.

    • Yeah it was funny at first but now it’s actually just annoying to the point that I might drop… He’s literally trying to undo all the work that his followers have been doing for him because he lacks even the smallest amount of common sense to realize that his dream came true long ago. The man doesn’t even bother to talk to anyone, he just assumes the stupidest thing is the truth and goes with that. I want Shadow Garden to remain against him even after any reveals tbh.

  8. Thanks for the chapter

    The mc’s most recent actions are really annoying me. I get that he wants to control the worlds economy from the shadows but he’s willing to screw his (from his perspective) friends over. Once more he’s willing screwing them over for something he already has (granted that he isn’t aware of it) at the same time sharing that power with someone that isn’t 100% loyal to him. Yeah I get that everything is going to somehow work out at the end but his actions right now are really annoying he just seem like a bigger idiot than he already is.

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