Fake Saint of the Year

Translator: Tsukii

Editor: Geli

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Epilogue – The Peace We Earned

I had finished everything I had to do.

From now on, the world would move on to a new era, where neither the Witch nor the Saint existed.

The one who would move the world would be humanity, not the representative or spokesperson who had been chosen by the world.

And with that, it was no longer necessary for me to be there.

While I wasn’t a Saint, the influence my words carried as the Prophet was too strong.

If I declared something to be white, then even if it had a black color it would be treated as white. That was how much political power and influence I had now.

But as humanity continued to shape its course, it would only be a hindrance to have a person with the absolute authority to say and do whatever they liked at the top.

That was why I left the public eye. I went to the forest where Propheter had lived, built a slightly large log house, and spent my days lazily there.

Though to be honest, politics was just way too troublesome.

The demons were no more anyway, and I didn’t know when my true personality would start revealing itself if I continued to stand in front of the public.

Heroes and warriors in stories might be cool, but if no longer had an enemy to defeat, then their existence as such fades. And just like that, since the demons no longer existed, all I could do if I remained in a high profile position was to just act dignified without really doing anything else.

The kings of the nations still consulted with me at the very least, and if someone requested my help, I would do what I could. However, I’ve basically decided that I wouldn’t involve myself too much in these things anymore.

There was a field behind my house and there were plenty of fruits that I could harvest from the forest, so I was self-sufficient.

Rather, the Guardians often came to offer the fruits and animals they had hunted, so having too much food became an issue instead.

Because of Turtle, I had as much time as I wanted…Perhaps I would spend my retirement trying to develop the foods and spices from my old world that didn’t exist here.

“Elrise-sama, I managed to catch a lot of fish today!”

As I turned towards the direction of that shout, Leila, who was wearing rough clothes, returned while carrying a basket full of fish.

Vernell was beside her. 

In the end, Leila had chosen to come along with me; she even threw away her title as a Knight, and now we lived here together.

I did wonder if it was really okay for someone who’d devoted all their time to become a Knight, even as a child, to do such a thing. However, every time I tried to ask her about it, she’d just insist and say “My Saint is Elrise-sama.”

Well, it seemed that she had already adapted to this kind of lifestyle anyway. She also caught fish and animals everyday so she actually helped out. It’s not like she was being a burden as she lived here.

Maybe she was actually more suited to be a hunter instead of a Knight.

Ah, yes, yes.

Maybe I should talk about what happened to the other people.

Fiora and Mob A seemed to have developed a good atmosphere between them, and they were currently dating with the intention of marriage.

Perverted Glasses Bastard still continued on as a teacher, and was also planning to write a book about all my deeds that he could spread to the public1.

He also frequently visited this forest, and since we rarely left this place, he was an important connection to the outside world.

We also contacted each other using Styil; seeing this level of devotion somehow creeped me out a little though.

Mary and Aina successfully offered Title to become a Knight, and were still trained at the Academy even now.

The Saint might no longer be necessary, but Knights still remained as necessary combat professionals.

It was just that their loyalty would be given to their country and people instead of to the Saint.

The current Saint, Eterna, didn’t take on the Saint’s title, and is still currently studying.

It seemed that she intended to return to her hometown after graduating.

It also seemed like she wasn’t suffering too much from heartbreak; recently, she seemed to be getting along quite well with Vernell’s dorm mate, Sylvester LordKnight.

I prayed for her happiness…

Instead, Alfrea took on the mantle of the Saint, though I heard she didn’t really put any effort into learning her duties and often troubled her followers. That sounded typical of Alfrea.

Also, the one who took the most unexpected direction after was our protagonist, Vernell-kun.

I didn’t really know what he was thinking then, but he decided to drop out of school and go on a journey.

According to him, it was because “I’m not worthy enough to stand beside Elrise-sama as I am now. That’s why I will go on a journey and grow into a stronger person who’s capable of doing so.”

On top of that, he left the sword I had given him at the Academy for safekeeping, and went off without any weapon.

He was probably thinking something like “I wanted to become a man who was truly worthy of wielding that sword.”

I kept watch over him using Clairvoyance, but he seemed to be growing stronger as he sought strong opponents around the world to fight with; he was also deepening his camaraderie with men.

…What was he aiming for? Was this really okay? Wasn’t he totally going for the “Bodybuilder♂END”?

The reason he worked so hard was because of me, but…it was unfortunate, but I didn’t think I would ever be able to answer his feelings.

That’s why I kept trying to convince him to give up on me and find happiness with another woman, but… he replied with a totally embarrassing line then.

“I’m happy to be a man who could protect you”

What with this killer phrase. If my heart was really that of a woman’s, I probably would’ve swooned over him.

But my inner self, despite being slightly changed after that last battle, was pretty much still the same.

Unfortunately, that’s why the day that I would answer his feelings would never come.

…My inner self was still that of a man’s… right? I was actually starting to doubt myself on this.

If it was before, then the idea of falling for a man and truly becoming a woman had been completely impossible for me. Because the formation of my identity had already been completed during my last life, regardless of how many decades passed, I wouldn’t end considering such a thing… or so I had declared. However, because of that last battle, I was a little… really, it was just a little, but my thoughts did change, and I was scared that one day I would get influenced by such feelings.

Somehow, Vernell totally went off course, but it seemed he unusually decided to visit today because he had something to give.

By the way, he had grown manlier since the last time I saw him. Especially his muscles.

When I first met him, he was a lean, handsome guy that you could totally consider as a Galge protagonist. But now, he had become a man who would totally look normal wearing a gi2 and saying things like“I will go forth and find an opponent who is stronger than I am.” 

Are you really a Galge protagonist, Vernell? You’re not actually a substitute for a Fighting game protagonist, right?

Are you okay? You won’t end up actually doing Hadouken, right?

From now on, I wasn’t sure where the future of this world was headed.

Especially about Vernell, I have no idea at all.

But whatever problem that came up would eventually work itself out, and I didn’t think that was a bad thing.

As for why, it was because the tragedy of “the Eternal Scattering Flowers” had already ended.

As such, this world was no longer that of “Kuon no Sanka.” It was a new story unknown to me.

“Err… Elrise-sama. Here, I found it on the eastern island… and I made this together with Leila-san.” 

As Vernell said this , he presented something to me.

It was a hair decoration of the Angelo; it was somewhat similar to the hair decoration I had which had scattered after my fight against Alexia.

Ah, now that I think about it, I don’t wear it anymore.

Well, it was no big deal even if I didn’t have it.

In the first place, the only reason I wore it was largely because it was a  backup MP recovery item in case I ran out of mana… which never got used in the end3.

So I really wouldn’t be troubled even if I didn’t have it.

Or so I thought, but… Vernell naturally moved forward and placed that hair decoration onto my head.

Oh, stop it, it’s embarrassing.

“Uhm. As expected, white flowers look best on Elrise-sama.”

Oh, stop it, it’s embarrassing (twice).

As expected, he had the natural disposition of a Galge protagonist.

He sure could say such things so smoothly.

Well, let’s thank him at least. It is quite a rare flower after all.

Or rather, what does he mean eastern island? Don’t tell me he actually went and swam all the way there…?

…anyway, I will cast magic on it to preserve it later.

“Thank you, Vernell-kun. Also, Leila as well.

As I said that, I smiled at them.

Here, it’s a Bishoujo (Façade only) smile. Be happy with this.

Then Vernell and Leila both blushed and looked away.

…I understood why Vernell did, but why was Stocco also reacting like a man?

—Help, anyone!

…Muh. I suddenly heard a girl’s cry for help.

As I activated the Prophet’s power to pinpoint it, I found a girl in distress; she had strayed from the mountain road that was about 5 kilometers away from here.

It seemed she had slipped off the road and fell, and her feet were injured and couldn’t move.

Good grief… It was a little troublesome, but I couldn’t ignore this.

And so, I told Vernell and Leila that I would go out for a bit and flew off.


The girl tearfully held onto her injured leg.

The girl, who had been heading toward the city, had tried to pass through the mountain and had fallen from the cliff.

While she was still alive, her legs were broken; additionally, she was under some rubble that she couldn’t remove by herself.

If she had known that this would happen, she would have totally gone around the mountain instead. However, regret always came after the deed was done.

It wasn’t like this mountain was a highly dangerous one.

But even so, it also wasn’t likely that someone would come to her rescue; once night came, the beasts would start prowling around her. 

She’d either die from starvation or thirst… or end up becoming a beast’s prey.

She couldn’t imagine any positive outcomes, and the girl’s eyes started to fill with tears.

…Help, anyone!

Even though she desperately sought help in her mind, it wasn’t like anyone could hear it4.

Any cries for help had already died down. It didn’t seem like anyone above could notice her lying down below.

But as she despaired, the clouds opened up from above her, and a light shone down from that clearing.

The one who descended was an unearthly beautiful girl who was wearing a normal white dress.

She had hair that looked like melted gold, and a pair of green eyes that shone like jewels.

This person was so beautiful that it was as if God had put all their effort into creating her, and she was compassionately smiling as she held out her white hand to the girl.

“I’ve heard it. Your cries for help.” 

Against a backdrop of light, the fake Saint also shone today.


A/N:

https://img.syosetu.org/img/user/304056/64112.jpg

Illustration given by てん○様
Celebrating the completion sure made me happy… happy…

And so, “Fake Saint worst scum of the year” had ended.
Everyone, thank you for accompany me through 88 chapters worth of story
I also received many illustration as a form of support; it truly made me feel that it was worth writing this
Ah^~ (illustration) I love it all! (Wight also thought so) 5

Well then, thank you everyone for this. Let’s meet again someday.

T/N:

Hello and welcome! Although the author said it’s the end, there’s actually still several after stories (AF) and side stories (SS) for the series, so please don’t drop the story just yet. See you next week!

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Kzalca
Kzalca
11 days ago

Fuck. Its 3AM and I have 9:30AM classes to go to. What a good read. Didn’t expect to binge this in one go. Props to the translators too for giving this such a wonderful adaptation to the English language. This just elevated the novel much more… I’m off to support the author.

But… Wow… now there’s an empty hole in my heart… NOOOOOOOOO

Lets just hope this gets an anime adaptation.
Once again. THANKS FOR THE TRANSLATION!

Canelé
Canelé
14 days ago

Hory I finished this with one sitting!

Thank you author and translators for giving me an absolute ride on Elrise…

Also if this has an anime i kinda wish it would have Rista from Cautious Hero as style lol… Her monologue and her exterior would actually work well with how the character will be voiced lol

Now I’m too tired and have to finish AF and SS after sleep lol

ChiffonPink
ChiffonPink
24 days ago

Leila is super lesbian for Elrise lol. Very nice, time to read the extras

Yamaka01
Yamaka01
26 days ago

wait No Update?

hasr11
Admin
26 days ago
Reply to  Yamaka01

The Translation was slightly delayed today, but it should be up soon, with a nice lil’ surprise too ⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾

Mighthose
1 month ago

Its been awhile since i found a good novel like this. Never thought i would cry for 2 days straight while reading this. This has been a good ride and just like the other good novels i wont be able to forget this in my whole life. Thank you for the hard work the TL team has given into this wonderful work. Thank you for the Author who have written this masterpiece.

Thank you for this wonderful novel and i hope to see another one of your projects.

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kami
kami
1 month ago

am I the only one who wanted Vernell to be with Elrise?

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  kami

I’m sure there are others too
i prefer it ended up this way though, opened both possibilities

Marcus
Marcus
30 days ago
Reply to  kami

Nope, the best end is a Yuri end, with eternal-chan or Leila maybe

ggfbank
ggfbank
26 days ago
Reply to  kami

Maybe something like short stories about them living together. Then Elrise wake up from nightmare (?) Lol

Sugitama-san
Sugitama-san
1 month ago

Thanks for the translation. The ending was very satisfying for me. Our fake Saint can finally change into a better and happier person.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Sugitama-san

she learn to see reality now

Numina
Numina
1 month ago

Thank you for the translations! And see you guys next week!

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Numina

likewise! see you next week!

X07Zero
X07Zero
1 month ago

Thank for the chapter ^^

It’s a bit sad that it ends but I think a great novel always end when it’s still good, Banzai Banzai °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  X07Zero

yea, at least better than most chinese novel which tend to be needlessly bloated plot that basically repetition with name change

Irushia
Irushia
1 month ago

Thank you for the coaster ride of elrise, i hope my lifespan would hold until elrise have an anime.. And big thank you for the translator, i had an enjoyment every weekend

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Irushia

considering light estimate, this wn could be stuffed into 4-5 volume of ln, which should be enough to be adapted as anime in long run

ZuBewan
ZuBewan
1 month ago

Thank you author, for writing this story. It was an enjoyable ride, and I fucking love every single one of it. Also, thank you translator-san for picking up this novel and giving us a high quality translation. Without the author and you, all of us will never get to experience this masterpiece.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  ZuBewan

indeed, but don’t be too quick to disappointed, there’s still after story and side story(timeline wise, after story first) so we still be together for few more weeks

AlexW
AlexW
1 month ago

I hope extra story, Elrise will go on a journey with Virnell.
I wish Virnell and Elrise will be together.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexW

there was side story, which (technically) about the journey with Vernell and Mary

Mind break
Mind break
1 month ago

Can you compile illustration of the saint so far into 1 page?

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Mind break

maybe later we’ll release that as separate chapter, not counted on release quota, so don’t worry

Passerby
Passerby
1 month ago

Thank you for translating this wonderful story… The most unqiue part was Elrise’s personality, i like it alot. Hopefully she will get together with leila and have a truly happy ending.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Passerby

they got to live in peace now… but how about Leila’s family? their daughter just straight up abandoned her supposed duty, and not even back to noble society to married and all, they sure suffered headache for that

Gitami
Gitami
28 days ago
Reply to  tsukii

Suffer what? Their daughter decided to be the live in servant for the greatest human alive. No marriage alliance can top that.

Nerin
Nerin
1 month ago

Right on my birthday. Couldn’t ask for better gift.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Nerin

congrats! also thanks for the kind anonymous stranger who sponsored the extra chap!

mavg
mavg
1 month ago

i hope extra story doesn’t go into romance and simply stick with slice of life comedy

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  mavg

no worries, it isn’t romance

Askun12
Askun12
1 month ago

Thank you for the chapter translation.

The story finally reach is end… the main one at least… Also, i just want to know what happen afterwards to that little girl.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Askun12

too bad, the little girl never mentioned after that.
well, perhaps another believer is born

uixtamaki
uixtamaki
1 month ago

thanks for the story

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  uixtamaki

likewise, thx to accompany our journey

Majesh
Majesh
1 month ago

This was amazing.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Majesh

indeed, i’ve been wanting to share this to more people when i fist began translating, so I’m happy it achieved its purpose!

Trix
Trix
1 month ago

amazing story. hope this gets an anime in the future

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Trix

need few ln volume before it can be adapted into one, so it might happen several years later. let’s hope so!

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
1 month ago

Thank the author for creating this story…..Thank you for translating this story….I just….I truly feel happy and at peace from such beautiful endings.

Thank you TTvTT

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Oyashiro

likewise, thank you for reading and commenting!

Aspark
Aspark
1 month ago

Happy end! Never doubted it for a second! I really hope one of the after story has the final battle in an outsider POV. It should be highly entertaining!

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  Aspark

finally, the world of never-ending tragedy earned its happy end

ggfbank
ggfbank
1 month ago

So it becomes sort of bodybuilder ending with a bit of romance lol.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  ggfbank

it merely tease without actual romance happened

mavg
mavg
1 month ago
Reply to  ggfbank

it would be a tragedy if romance actually stick.
supple sill there y’know?

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  mavg

he worship her, but not romantically

Certified Mac User
Certified Mac User
1 month ago

Thank you for translating. It was really fun to read.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago

likewise. we’re honored for your participation

notiony
notiony
1 month ago

Fantastic. A heartwarming ending for our funny little fake. I am satisfied.

tsukii
tsukii
1 month ago
Reply to  notiony

she grew as a person, finally see everything around her as they are, freed from her game misconceptions