No Hero V9Epilogue: Character Introductions

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No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Afterword—translated by lucathia (proofread by elisa)

The series No Hero actually depicts a lot of human situations I’ve come across. Each volume typically emphasized a different theme. Sometimes, you could even enjoy the book through the lens of current affairs. But, when it comes to the overarching theme of the entire series, the idea that I wanted to get across the most was this one:

A simple “non” draws a line of separation between humans and non-humans.

In the real world, perhaps there isn’t such a clear line drawn by being “non,” but there are many, many lines of separation.

People always like to draw lines. Those on the other side of the lines are outsiders. Those on your side of the lines are your own people. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all have biases. We have people we like and people we dislike, just like how humans and non-humans have a clear boundary between them.

Whether something is right or wrong, I don’t have an answer to that. I wrote about this so that everyone can see my doubts and ponder along with me. Perhaps you might even think about the morality of these matters further, and then I would receive more feedback after you finish reading.

Continued

No Hero V9Extra2: Bygone Era

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No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Extra Chapter 2: Bygone Era—translated by Taffygirl13 (C/E edited by lucathia)

I was listening to what was either Melody’s report or complaint—the latter seeming more accurate.

The 3D image of Melody’s upper body chattered on and on for a very long time, making me truly miss the era of cell phones when there was no face-to-face interaction. That way, I could let my thoughts wander or perhaps I could even handle other matters at the same time. Yet now I could only attentively listen to her complaints… I mean, report.

“The Robot Alliance sent another warning: if we don’t give the adjudication squad basic human rights, they will cease purchase of any products from the Sun Alliance.”

I asked skeptically, “Do they truly realize how many companies belong to the Sun Alliance?”

Melody shrugged. “I don’t even know how many there are.”

“Did we not explain to them long ago that the adjudication squad has no self-awareness?”

Continued

No Hero V9Extra1: Household Head Butler

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No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


Extra 1: Household Head Butler—translated by Taffygirl13 (C/E edited by lucathia)

I stared in confusion at the contract in front of me. When the master had summoned me to sign a contract, I had assumed that the master here merely wished to more officially sign a butler contract. However, this is…

A contract that transfers all of the Ri family’s assets to me, in addition to 53% of shares of the Sun Alliance.

My eyes widened at the contract. I did not know how I should consider this or what this was about. Could this be another test?

I raised my head to see the master haughtily looking down at me as he commanded, “Sign.”

“…”

I could only shoot a pleading look at the young master for help.

Continued

No Hero V9C10: Eternal

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No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The End NO.10: Eternal—Translated by J Tao (proofread by Minthe; C/E edited by lucathia)

My vision was filled with numbers again, and the world once again returned to its original state. But to save X, there was no other way… Wait.

Microchip, can the notifications be turned off?

“…”

They really turned off.

So, um, how did this happen? Before, these functions could never be turned off. How did this suddenly happen?

Additionally, there were several other things that weren’t quite right, the most glaring one being… that Charles was still alive.

After he acted against Gēge, after Gēge gave the order to kill him, and after I realized his significance level was approaching Gēge’s, Charles was still alive.

Does this have anything to do with Gēge doing so many strange things?

It must, right? Gēge definitely did this on purpose. It’s just that letting Charles become more significant than him is absolutely unthinkable. Huh, just how high is Charles’s significance level now?

Microchip, evaluate Charles Endelis’s significance level.

Evaluating. Level of significance is ninety…

Never mind!

Microchip, permanently shut down the significance level evaluation function, and only turn on battle related notifications during combat.

Most of the time, it’s better to look at a clean, numberless world.

Charles was right. Everyone is significant.
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No Hero V9C9: Heroes

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No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The End NO. 9: Heroes—Translated by J Tao (proofread by Minthe & Trespasserby; C/E edited by lucathia)

Charles looks so weak. As expected, eating too many blood candies is a big problem.

It’s just that the numbers aren’t there anymore, so I have no way to appraise his thoughts.

Since there’s no other way, I can only ask him directly.

“Charles, if one day both X and I are in mortal danger, who would you save?”

“Then if it’s X and the Elysees family? Who would you save?”

In the end, Charles didn’t give me an answer. Is it time to go back using the numbers and analyses to determine who he considers most important?

The results of the microchip’s self-diagnostic tests didn’t indicate any damage. I should be able to turn its functions back on…

Except, I’m looking at Charles without wanting to open fire. There are no threat levels, and no prompts to eliminate the target. It seems like I can simply refrain from shooting.

Without the numbers, haven’t things improved?

At the very least, the world looks so clean. People come and go, and there aren’t any numbers next to their faces. Lots of passers-by are looking at me. Do their expressions mean they like me, or do they think I’m weird, hm? Well, there should probably be more people who like me, right?

I sat on a bench by the sidewalk and watched for a long, long time.

“Microchip, bring the system prompt functions out of sleep mode.”

If I wanted to go save X, I would need those numbers.

Continued