Magic, Mechanics, Shuraba Volume 1 Chapter 23 – Continuing with Daily Activities

Translator: SummerRain
Editor: joeglens
Innocent Bystander: alyschu


Less than half a minute after the explosion, the patrolling guards all gathered together. Some of them ran into the scene of the explosion to investigate while others locked down the area and increased the security there. Not long after that, the medical staff arrived.

The four Mechanical Engineering students, who were victims of the attack were hastily carried out in stretchers. They were immediately transported from their dormitories to the hospital for resuscitation.

Due the the large impact of the explosion, several dormitories nearby, including Edward’s, felt the shockwave. Related personnel also went to the different affected areas.

“Bro, are you really okay? There’s so much blood.” Ouyang Xue was very worried after seeing a large area of her brother’s uniform stained with red. Luckily, his injuries were not serious; it only looked daunting.

“I’m alright, I…… AHHHH——!” Before finishing the words he spoke while acting cool, the sharp pain of the removal of a shard made Ouyang Tao scream out loud.

Under the protection of his brother, Ouyang Xue was not injured. Although the shards on Ouyang Tao’s back and arm needed medical attention, his injuries were not too serious either.

Despite the pain, experienced medical personnel quickly removed the shards and used recovery magic to heal the wound.

Soon, under the aid of two medical personnel, Edward slowly walked down from his room that was in the second level. Although this was simply an accident, Edward still looked extremely apologetic: “My apologies. No one expected such a thing to happen. Please pardon me for not being able to serve the two of you anymore today, *Cough cough*……”

There was no way they could carry on their discussion and dinner after such a thing happened, so Ouyang Tao and his sister bade their farewells and left.

“Bro, are you really alright?”

“Don’t worry, the medical personnel are all very powerful. Look, I’m perfectly alright.” However, two consecutive days of such incidents made Ouyang Tao worry about his sister’s safety: “Ah Xue, let me send you back to your dormitory first.”

“No, I’m scared.” Ouyang Xue tightly hugged onto her brother’s arm: “There are attacks everywhere. It’s really scary……”

Ouyang Xue was obviously very scared.

Come to think of it, from the interrogation in the morning to tonight’s attack, Ouyang Xue suffered through a continuous number of shocks. Furthermore, she wasn’t like Ouyang Tao who had elite guards by his side for protection. It was no wonder a young girl like her would be worried about her own safety.

Since my place is huge, it shouldn’t be a problem to let my sister stay for two days. So Ouyang Tao nodded his head: “Okay okay, you can stay at my place tonight.”

“Mn, my brother’s the best!”

Ouyang Tao felt that this bad situation should pass by very quickly. Furthermore, he didn’t feel that this situation was directly related to him.

The next morning, Ouyang Tao sent his sister to class before continuing on to the library. He had also brought along his electrical weapon and his tools with him with the intention of going to go the weapon testing area after he had finished reading in the morning.

Zhao Yuehan was still quietly sitting alone at the reception counter reading her book. The unfinished book that Ouyang Tao was reading yesterday was still left untouched at its original position. Today however, Ouyang Tao wanted to check on some things that had been bothering him, he placed his items in the locker before proceeding to the counter.

“Is anything the matter?” Zhao Yuehan’s daily conversation starter was always the same.

“About that…… I wish to check on a specific person’s work, can you help me with that?”

Zhao Yuehan replied without hesitation: “Name.”

Since it seemed plausible thus Ouyang Tao blurted out the name: “Edward Ryan.”

Zhao Yuehan remained silent for a while before saying: “There are a total of sixty five works and a hundred and four books under that author. They are spread across many fields. Do you want all of them or just some specific works?”

Her voice was monotonous and she spoke as if she was the operating system of a machine but Ouyang Tao thought that this should be a question that asked him to choose: “Works from Mechanical Engineering and Elements.”

“2nd floor, section F and section D, a total of thirty books. The will ‘o’ wisp has already pointed out its location.”

“Thanks.”

From yesterday’s conversation with Edward, Ouyang Tao could feel that Edward’s education standard was really high. Also, hearing his sister mention about Edward’s famous works, made him want to see it in person.

Ouyang Tao casually picked a book about improving current methods to manufacture weapons and machines and browsed it, when something in the book immediately caught his eye.

Edward was definitely not just a daydreamer but was actually an analyst with a large imagination. He was also willing to share all his precious ideas.

But regrettably…… No one really cared about all of these because Edward’s suggestions were too irrelevant to the times; they were either too conservative or too advanced. Only highbrow intellectuals could possibly understand them.

“Ahhh, it really is such a waste……”Ouyang Tao was genuinely sad for Edward. He took all of Edward’s Elements and Mechanical Engineering books off the shelf and brought it with him to the counter at the first level.

“Sorry, these….. Can I put them here to browse through slowly?”

Zhao Yuehan raised her head and looked at the books then at Ouyang Tao before rigidly nodding: “Sure.”

“Sorry for troubling you”

“No problem.” Zhao Yuehan continued to read her book.

Unsure whether it was his misconception or not, Ouyang Tao felt that Zhao Yuehan’s attitude seemed to have softened a bit as compared to when he first came to the library.

Once noon came, Ouyang Tao just had to place the unfinished book to one side and Zhao Yuehan would make the spirits place the books and the stationery at the writing counter back to their original position.

“I’ll take my leave today Senior, I’ll come again tomorrow.”

“Mn, bye.”

Afterwards, Ouyang Tao headed to the exit. And just like yesterday, when he was about to leave the hall, he heard Zhao Yuehan’s voice: “Be careful.”

Ouyang Tao stopped walking —— after Zhao Yuehan’s reminder yesterday, he and his sister met with an attack yet again at night.

And today, Zhao Yuehan gave a similar reminder again.

Could this be a coincidence?

At the very least, Ouyang Tao didn’t dare to treat it like the passing wind anymore.

Afternoon. Inside Augustus Academy’s fourth light weapon testing ground.

“UWAAAAA —— !” An explosion soon followed and a strong bright light shone straight at Ouyang Tao. Despite wearing protective eyewear and a safety helmet, Ouyang Tao was shocked until he fell to the ground.

This was not an attack but a mere experimental failure……

The weapon testing ground used the inside of a sealed car in order to prevent an experimental failure from causing harm to the tester. However, the visual and hearing impact still gave Ouyang Tao a shock.

After a while, he finally composed himself and slowly stood up.

It seemed like the seniors’ choices were not without reason. Despite Ouyang Tao’s technique obtaining a high completion level, with the usage of eighty percent purity magic stones, his weapon had already exploded due to overload in less than half a minute of testing.

“Sigh……” Ouyang Tao sighed as he looked at the broken pieces inside the experiment area. He would’ve prepared a few backups if he knew this would happen.

Ouyang Tao took his experiment data, carried his weapon, and started his journey back.

Since it was still early, Ouyang Tao wondered whether he should return to his dormitory or go to back to the library to read some more.

But he quickly realised that there was something even more important.

“Mn, lower your hand a bit more. The lesser the movement the better.”

“Like this?”

“Lower them some more. Place them just below your chest. That’s right. Then slowly open your hands.”

“Umm, it seems like my magic concentration actually went up compared to before. So body movement would actually affect how the magic is formed.”

“The main purpose of doing this is to conserve your magic. However, many do not care about this.”

From a distance, Edward was guiding Ouyang Xue’s magic while holding her hands.

That’s right, they were holding hands!

Edward stood behind Ouyang Xue and held her thin wrist as he guided the movement of her hands. It felt like Edward was hugging Ouyang Xue from behind.

After hearing the whispers of his sister last night, Ouyang Tao felt a bit uncomfortable.

Should I interrupt them just like yesterday? Ouyang Tao hesitated slightly before deciding not to interrupt them and quickly left.


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43 Responses to Magic, Mechanics, Shuraba Volume 1 Chapter 23 – Continuing with Daily Activities

  1. iamsleepless says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  2. Triple release!! You guys are awesome.

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  3. cahcuy says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  4. Dauntes says:

    Man, good day for this series. 😀 Thanks so much for the chapters!

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  5. Morviuz says:

    Thank you very much for the trans. Very much appreciated it.

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  6. jralvarez1 says:

    Wow a third! Thank you very much SummerRain, joeglens, and Alyschu.

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  7. moridain says:

    I have younger sisters and understand his pain. The urge for them to be happy and able to make their own choices VS the urge to protect them from heartache and smash the face of anyone seeking to be in their general vicinity. 😀

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  8. Scarecrow says:

    I still stand in conviction that Ouyang Tao should test his rifle on Edward.

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  9. RKain says:

    Okay, the guys making moves on the little sister. Sadly, I estimate that there is now a 99.999% chance that we will die, be turned into a vegetable, turn out to be a bad guy, or be shipped out on a bus within the next ten chapters (there are no happy endings for guys who hit on a brocon in this kind of story).
    Though if they end up in a happy, healthy relationship, I’ve got a hat I can eat.

    My thanks to you.

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    • WindBlade13 says:

      If they end up in a relationship i need evidence of you eating the hat.

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    • Vivec says:

      Yup. I agree that this sister probably isn’t up for relationships unless Tao dies or goes the incest route, as her bro-con level is too damn high, and Tao has plot on his side, so basically Edward is fucked.

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      • Triopsate says:

        Meh the only logical way for this to proceed is for Edward to confess to he MC’s sister only for her to turn him down by saying she likes her brother (or some other way for Edward to realize he lost to her brother) and then Edward goes berserk with the Pride relic and they beat him up and add him to the party.

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      • bakaleaf says:

        I don’t understand why majority is fix that the sister is a brocon
        I think only MC is a siscon
        MC should take a hint and give his sister the blessing even if they are not blood related
        after all edward might be the future villian
        how nice it would be if his own sister dated the enemy lol

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      • Vivec says:

        Xue has shown signs of “unhealthy” levels of attachment to Tao, so it’s a given that people including me will assume bro-con. If Edward can pull her out of that and make Tao lose a great girl, and have her permanently remain naught but a sister so be it, but I feel like there’s something sinister coming from Edward’s side.

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      • bakaleaf says:

        lol I already conclude and decided that Edward is already a villain all clue’s pin point to him being evil
        I don’t see the sister as being great
        1st of all she is just the hard working type that can’t even be consider a genius
        and its not hard for her to fall to edward who is the true genius type
        and I also hope that the sister well go out with another man so that MC 3rd wheel rule well disappear

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      • Vivec says:

        Honestly the sister is great, because she’s willing to work hard. It’s sad how few characters actually have their heroines work just as hard as they do, and it’s infuriating how many spoiled asshat genius heroines keep being added to the list. She has above average talent and puts in work enough to improve beyond a simple above average level. That’s the kind of character she is. She even maintains a social life while doing it too. There’s something there at least, and I don’t think she’s a bad choice for becoming Tao’s love interest. Who knows if she’ll end up being the best choice though?

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      • bakaleaf says:

        well I agree with you since such hard working character rarely fall to girls
        but her being MC love interest I don’t really like it
        so far mc is a siscon in my eyes and as far as I am concern all siscon never get there sister unless its H stuff lol

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      • Vivec says:

        They’re not blood related anyways. I don’t really care for taboos to begin with. What makes the story enjoyable is what should be in there, and I don’t think Xue and Tao as a couple would be unenjoyable. There might be a more enjoyable love interest out there in the story later on though, or it might go in a direction where the most enjoyable thing is for Tao to abstain. Who knows?

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      • bakaleaf says:

        yeah as long as I can remove the feeling while I read..
        This past chapters make MC really pitiful making him a 3rd wheel in his sisters romance..
        I mean this novel is not about romance right? I want to read more not reading mc always looking at his sister flirting with some man lol

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      • Vivec says:

        IIRC there’s a romance tag on mangaupdates for this. There’s going to be arcs or small events slowly moving towards the romance being properly set up and taking place including dalliance arcs like this one probably. Having 5-10 chapters with romantic elements or actual romance here and there out of many many more isn’t too bad. Things haven’t been set in stone yet in the story, so romance must happen, characters must grow, and of a universe we must learn.

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      • bakaleaf says:

        I understand what you want to say but forgive since when I read the previous chapter It makes me feel the MC being a 3rd wheel and if you have yet to feel that or experience it be bless because you don’t know how I feel

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      • Vivec says:

        It sure feels incredibly awkward to read, but it’s probably just that awkward for Tao, and it’s described as that awkward for Tao too. It’s perfectly intentional, and I’ve never been anything more than a third wheel at best in a social situation. Mostly I’m alone though, so oh well. It’s not like I have friends to be the third wheel of anymore to begin with.

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    • RavenSage says:

      Well there’s the possibility that Edward is a girl, but is forced to cross-dress as boy.

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    • Readtilltheybleed says:

      *Bad guy is my bet…why?
      1-He would want revenge
      2- he is related to mechanic magic department(as are all current victims)
      3- The original sin of pride… not only does it relate to him, the cunning/crafty personality of ‘lucifer’ comes through
      4- his cough/sickness may be a result of using the artifact
      5- he left the room before the bomb exploded(this is clear proof that he is the culprit)

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  10. GonZ555 says:

    Aww.. big bro Tao got a little jealous.. hehehe..
    Thank you for the triple release today 🙂

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  11. Lonjest says:

    Thanks for the chapters.

    Well them not being related by blood kinda changes things for them as either one or both may want to pursue one another.

    Do they want to give up the brother/sister relationship for a romantic one? Will it work out?

    Looking forward to the next chapter.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    They are not brother and sister by blood lol!!!!!!!!!!! Tao was found washed ashore

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  13. afkbored14 says:

    onii-san is jealous. btw thanks for the chapter!

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  14. Tracktor says:

    Thanks.

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  15. DeltaWofl says:

    Where can i get some spoilers on they’re relationship?

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  16. BookHunter says:

    i dont like this edward T^T

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  17. bakaleaf says:

    I already give up on the MC sister
    So far I can’t see any brocon character from her
    and MC siscon radar is high

    Unless a certain someone confirm that the sister is a brocon then this sister is really a huge disappointment to all the brocon characters out there.

    And every time I read this I feel bad for MC being the 3rd wheel
    His not related blood sister is clearly having a good relationship with edward (Even Though he is the enemy lol)
    So the girl for MC please appear already
    I feel like reading an NTR novel so far…

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    • Nig says:

      Have you been reading the same story I have? It’s damn clear the sister is all up on her bro while at the moment he sees her more as just a sister.

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      • bakaleaf says:

        I think u got it reverse lol
        All I can see is a siscon trying to be the 3rd wheel in his sister romance

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  18. NTROracle says:

    If this is the NTR route, I’m so done….LOL. His sister clearly likes edward now lmao, at least give the MC a girl so I feel better!!

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  19. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter! I’m surprised she doesn’t push Edward away considering the bro-con vibes in the earlier chapters.

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  20. sdeligar says:

    Thank you

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  21. Blue says:

    His sister probably considers Edward a teacher or something but she obviously is in love with her brother and maby takes pity on edward

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