Magic, Mechanics, Shuraba Volume 1 Chapter 17 – The Dispute in the Small Forest

I have to say that even with so many editors listed below, SummerRain’s translation is still readable and great even when unedited, okay?!!?!!?!

Translator: SummerRain
Editors: joeglens, DigidragonZX, Asren01, N
Final Stage: alyschu


The strong bullying the weak in small scaled terms would only be between people. In a larger scale, it would be bullying between countries.

However, for people who were able to enter Augustus Academy, even if they weren’t nobility, they would at least be well educated. Logically speaking, they should be well mannered and something like bullying should not happen. Furthermore, in order to prevent students from using magic to cause trouble, the school strictly prohibits students to use magic outside designated areas, severely punishing any culprits that got caught.

But obviously, Ouyang Tao was wrong.

He would not bully people and at the same time, also knew that being bullied was not a good feeling. But if he saw injustice, he would naturally have to help the weaker side.

Especially if the one being bullied was his sister.

As he rushed into the small forest. He saw the boy sprawled on the ground, and his sister stood in front of the boy. They were being surrounded by six to seven male students, and they looked like they were about to fight.

Seeing the situation, Ouyang Tao immediately shouted: “What are you doing!”

Although he did manage to pause the impending fight, when they saw that Ouyang Tao was alone, their rage rekindled and the guy leading the pack asked in disdain: “Brat, who are you?”

Relying on the weak lighting, Ouyang Tao saw who the other party was. One was his senior in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The guy on the floor also seemed to be the same.

“It doesn’t matter who I am. To dare bully my sister, you must be tired of living!” Magic aside, if it was just fighting alone, Ouyang Tao was not afraid to go up against large numbers.

“Tch, just a hero trying to save his sister. You don’t even see that you’re alone and even dare to come out.” Seeing that Ouyang Tao was alone, the other party looked down on him.

“Oi, I recognise him. He’s the kid who tied with Big Miss today.” Suddenly, someone said this sentence out loud.

“…… You don’t say, even your daddy here has recognised him. Don’t shoot off your mouth.” The leader of the pack kept quiet for a few seconds before pushing the guy who talked away, and started to crack his knuckles. “What’s there to be scared off? Since he can’t use magic, who cares who he is. Just attack!”

Seeing that the fight could not be avoided, Ouyang Tao didn’t care anymore. If it was a fight, he was not afraid. Anyone who dared to bully Ah Xue, even if I’m not their match, even if I have to bite them, I must make them see blood!

“Fighting in a group you would minimally receive a penalty of sixty demerit points, and would have to volunteer at the library for a month. Think carefully before you fight. This time, someone else appeared to stop the fight, and actually prevented it.

“Drats, it’s the inspection team.”
“Enough, let’s go.”
“Yeah, The library isn’t anywhere good.”

The two saviours were coincidentally the two seniors from the same dormitory as Ouyang Tao; Monica and Chen Feng. Both of them had an armband with “Discipline” written on their right sleeve —— This was a responsibility of the Magic Swordsmanship Department and the Graduate students. They took shifts to patrol the school at night to maintain order and discipline. Formally, they were known as the “Disciplinary Team” but many students call the the “Inspection Team”.

The disciplinary group had a lot of authority. Once you broke the rules and were caught by them, you would definitely be punished severely. Furthermore, a group fight would receive one of the more severe of punishments. If one participated in it, no matter how much, they would be subjected to punishment.

In any case, the two seniors had helped Ouyang Tao out, so he immediately thanked them: “Thank you, my two seniors.”

“You’re welcome. Me and Chen Feng were just about to change shifts when we heard you shout and came to look.” Monica said as he saw the two behind Ouyang Tao: “These two are……”

The bullied boy stood up and thankfully bowed at Monica and Chen Feng before sprinting off.

“Oi! You…… Sheesh…… Really……” Ouyang Xue seemed to be calling out to the boy but he had already run away.

“Little girl, you should be from the Elements Department right. It’s already so late, what were you doing with someone from Mechanical Engineering?” Monica asked Ouyang Xue —— the same thing Ouyang Tao wanted to ask.

It’s only her second day at school, it couldn’t be that his sister was already the target of other people’s affections? And they were together at such a late time. As her brother, Ouyang Tao could not help but worry.

“That….. I…… I originally wanted to take a look at the practice arena, but then I saw that Senior. He kept saying that I didn’t use my Windball properly. We started arguing; as we argued, we found out that we got along well and we unknowingly spoke for too long. He said he wanted to see me back to the dorm since it was already this late, so we took a shortcut through the small forest to then meet with that bunch. Then brother and you two seniors appeared.”

Ouyang Xue explained everything in one breath, and it made Ouyang Tao feel a bit more relieved —— looks like it’s only a misunderstanding.

But when he thought about it, something felt off. What would someone from the Mechanical Engineering Department and his sister from the Elements Department talk about for so long? What happened?

Monica however, seemed to have understood and nodded: “Ohhh, so it’s like that…… Speaking of which, you two are siblings?”

“Yes, she’s my sister Ouyang Xue.”

“Yeah, he’s my brother Ouyang Tao.”

“You don’t look alike, but that doesn’t matter.” Suddenly, Monica grabbed Ouyang Xue and hugged her. “So cuteeeee~~”

“Ehh? Ahhh! NOO! Bro save me!!” Suddenly being hugged caused Ouyang Xue to be shocked and she struggled violently, but due to the difference in stature, it was to no avail.

“Don’t worry little girl! Let Big Sister hug you.” Monica seemed to really like Ouyang Xue. She hugged tighter and even rubbed her face against Ouyang Xue’s. “Wahh, as cute as a doll, I want to hug you home~”

Chen Feng, who was watching on the side, could only shake his head as if saying “Here we go again…… I can’t really do anything about this fellow.”

Ouyang Tao could not deny that his sister was cute, and even envied Monica. Being a girl must be nice……

After a while, Chen Feng thought that she fooled around enough and pulled Monica away from Ouyang Xue.

However, it seems that Monica had not shown enough “affection” yet, and continued: “Since it’s already so late, why don’t you join us back at our dormitory.”

“Ah? Together? What does it mean?” Ouyang Xue hid behind her brother in fright —— She must have felt that she might get eaten up by Monica.

However, what Monica suggested was worth considering. It was already very late, and such a thing had just happened. Ouyang Tao didn’t feel that it was safe to let his sister go back alone. Seeing her back would also take up too much time. Letting her sleep over was actually a good idea.

“I think that’s a pretty good idea. Ah Xue, just stay with me tonight.”

“Eh? Bro…… Big Bro…… You mean that…… Can’t…… You can’t mean……” Hearing this, Ouyang Xue looked as though she suffered a huge shock. She was speaking gibberish and her two small hands continuously shook. “No…… Since we aren’t blood related, it’s not wrong…… But I’m not ready…… But I’m fine if you want……”

Ouyang Xue obviously misunderstood something (even though Ouyang Tao did say it quite suggestively). When thinking about her dormitory’s private space, and them sharing…… Her imagination ran wild.

Ouyang Tao didn’t know what his sister was thinking, but it seemed that he had to clarify: “Ah Xue are you okay? What I meant was that my dormitory still has an empty guest room. If you’re not willing then forget it.”

When the misunderstanding cleared, Ouyang Xue was stunned for a moment: “Not…… Not sleeping together?”

“What are you imagining.” Ouyang Tao poked his sister’s head.

“So it’s this kind of relationship. Hehehe……” Monica mumbled to herself. From the conversation, she roughly understood the sibling’s relationship. “Okay okay, you siblings should stop flirting here. It’s not early anymore, let’s go.”

And thus, the four of them started their journey back to the dormitory.


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43 Responses to Magic, Mechanics, Shuraba Volume 1 Chapter 17 – The Dispute in the Small Forest

  1. Arifa says:

    thx for the chapter

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  2. iamsleepless says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  3. Max says:

    I wouldn’t let any guy near her… be like blud… get away from my girl

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  4. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the chapter and resolving that cliffhanger.

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  5. ZaX says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. Vivec says:

    So we have the complete brocon confirmed, but for now Tao is more of an overprotective, doting big brother than an all out siscon. It’ll be amusing if Xue figures that out and realizes that her only chance is to go on the offensive.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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    • jbjhova says:

      I hope she never goes on the offensive for his affection. She is his sister, blood related or not. They grew up as brother and sister. It will be totally selfish of her to force her feelings on him. If he likes her the way she likes him, it will eventually show, but to deny him the opportunity to have relationships outside the one he has with her is just wrong.

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      • RoflCat says:

        He’s shown signs of having similar level of feeling towards her, just that he doesn’t consciously identify it as such yet.

        See Duoluo Dalu \’ ‘\ starts as brother/sister, reached the point where the author is either a massive troll or they’re definitely going to get together by the end.

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      • Vivec says:

        Is it really forcing if she just says exactly what she feels? She doesn’t need to deny what they’ve had before, but she can certainly make it obvious that the option to go beyond that is there and encouraged. It doesn’t need to be an angry, forceful aggression to be going on the offensive.

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    • demonrcool says:

      You know that is going to happen at some point. I want his to get his memories back.

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  7. jralvarez1 says:

    Thanks @Aly,@SummerRain,@Joeglens,@DigidragonZX, @M, @N, for the new chapter. 

    Oh and @Asren01 too of course.

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  8. RKain says:

    In the real world, the difference in housing (and general treatment) of Mechanical mages versus Elementalists might result in the sister feeling inferior (especially since she’s been treated better until now), and sour the relationship between the two.

    But this is novel, and she’s 100% brocon. So no danger of that, I suppose. I wonder if she’ll manage to finagle herself into becoming a permanent resident of Tao’s guest room? I can see that being both good and bad…

    My thanks to you.

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  9. Tracktor says:

    Thanks.

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  10. Dauntes says:

    Nice! Thanks so much for today’s chapters! 😀

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  11. Moissonneur66 says:

    Am i only the only one that really doesn’t like his sisters character? Get together with that boy you were talking with and leave your brother alone. Seriously the sister started off alright until it was revealed that she’s a brocon. ( Not quite as bad as Mizuki *yet*) Can just one Chinese fantasy novel where the protagonist has a sister just for once have a sister who doesn’t want to get into the protagonists fking pants. (even blood related seem to be aiming for it) Also i hope the author doesn’t jam anything down our throats about their relationship should it ever actually occur. (i really hope it doesn’t occur)

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    • I think the whole situation is a bit fishy. There really is no reason for a mech. student to be interacting with an elemental student on the first day. If feels like the whole situation was set up to hurt his sister as a warning for tao.

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    • Vivec says:

      Tao is too much the doting big brother for that for now. I don’t mind it too much, as Xue has been reliant on Tao since basically forever, and he’s basically the pillar holding her world together, but I would like to see more stories where this isn’t the case translated. How about some stories where god forbid the sibling relationship is actually rocky and full of fights, and I don’t mean tsundere either. I doubt anything will happen unless Xue gives a proper confession and lets it sink in, and even then I doubt Tao will let it go that way unless Xue goes on the aggressive with heavily increased cuddling and tempting him with bed sharing, and I doubt Tao would allow the latter to take place.

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  12. bakaleaf says:

    Thanks for the chapter♫

    Is it me or I smell some NTR on this novel
    I hope not but I hope someone can clear this annoying feeling of mine..

    I’m not an NTR fan really I am not…

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    • 月儿 says:

      NTR? I perhaps explain where the feeling comes from? I’m not really sure where you see that…

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      • bakaleaf says:

        You know how her not related blood related sister was with another man in the middle of so late night? don’t tell me that a girl walk with a man so late at night and theres no something going on? They are not even class mate lol (seriously my NTR radar going out of control lol)

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      • 月儿 says:

        Oh, I see what you mean, you were looking at it the other way around. Well no spoilers so I’ll refrain from saying anything but I finally understand where you’re coming from.

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    • Amuris says:

      main problem is that your misusing ntr here. They’re siblings, even if she gave up on her feelings and went with someone else, it wouldn’t be ntr. Even if they were childhood friends or something it wouldn’t be ntr. Don’t get upset if not every girl that shows interest in the mc ends up with him in the end. It’s stuff like that which makes a lot of harem stories disappointing, especially when there are other likable male characters besides the mc. In dxd, Ross and Azazel would have been a much more interesting couple…especially when they get drunk.

      well that’s mostly me ranting. In short, what your describing isn’t ntr to begin with.

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  13. Inoe says:

    TATSUYA!? is that you?

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  14. ggpro says:

    I can already see this devolving into a stupid harem.. i had a bad feeling since the 1st few chapters, which is only getting stronger. I really hope I am wrong

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  15. GonZ555 says:

    “So, it’s this kind of relationship. Hehehe…”
    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

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  16. demonrcool says:

    The thing that the sister and the other student were talking about for so long was most likely the brother. lol now he will need to deal with that student next (this is my opinion and guess not a spoiler, if i am right lol).

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  17. zzZz z says:

    thanks..waiting for this:-)

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  18. Disciple Of Madness says:

    Smells like a Setup~~ time to assasinate some seniors! ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

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  19. Chapter link please.

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