Episode 5: To deprive a deprived person
(TL notes: we will finally learn why the series is named this way)
“How about that? How’s the taste of my fist?”
Hage was laughing while sending another punch towards my stomach.
I curled up while holding my stomach. Hage then followed up with a kick. I used Body Enhancement to ease the pain and reduce the damage taken. It seemed that Hage didn’t notice it.
In this world, there exist people like him. Those who have a little bit of power and use it to bully others. Why can I still keep my calm? Because of the debt of my father-in-law, I have often been abused by the debt collector. Violence, it has become my friend. I have gotten used to being tortured. Even in this other world I still get stuck in this position.
I couldn’t fight back. I didn’t have any weapons and our strength difference is too big. He grabbed me by my collar and whispered to my ear. “Do you know why I am doing this?”
“Why?” – I don’t know his reason.
“You know, we have been allowing you to gather some herbs, but aren’t you mistaking our kindness?”
At this moment, the people from his party joined in on his arguments.
“Don’t be mistaken. We never thought of you as one of us.”
“Your black hair, the villagers believe it to be a bad omen. And your black eyes, they’re pissing me off.”
“Did you think that you could continue living here?”
“What about Stella? We don’t want anything bad to happen to her because of you.”
Even the fat uncle nods.
Was this really how the villagers see me?
Stranger.. Bad omen.. Unwanted person..
“Do we have to kick you out with that old grandma?” – Hage said that to me.
“If you don’t want that to happen, you should keep on gathering herbs and leaving them at the village everyday. You don’t have to wait for the rewards of course.”
What is this? First he threatened me, then asked me to work for free? He can take my money, but… Taking away Grandma Stella from me… She’s the only one I have and she has even been taking care of me as if I was her own child.
Are the villagers trying to make me feel deprived?
No! I hate being deprived. I don’t want to feel deprived anymore! I hate this! I hate this!
Stinging pain appeared in my head. I was going crazy, because of the pain.
I could see it in Hage’s eyes.
They are the same eyes as the debt collector’s.
The eyes that are trying to make me feel deprived.
Hage continued beating me up.
Will I return to being a deprived person? No! I don’t want to be deprived.
I want him, to feel it, not me.
I want him to know the feeling of being deprived.
My head hurt like crazy as I was looking at Hage status.
|Physical strength up:||Lvl. 1|
|Sword Strike:||Lvl. 1|
|Body Enhancement:||Lvl. 1|
Wait.. His Swordsmanship skill is gone..
I tried looking at my own status
|Body Enhancement:||Lvl. 1|
|Unknown World Magic Eyes:||Lvl. 2|
I could no longer feel that my body was hurting.
“This guy… It freaks me out! Did he get beaten so much that he went crazy? Humph, I have lost my interest now.”
Hage stopped beating me and left with his party.
I was laying down, trembling. Not because I was hurt. It was because I was excited. From being a deprived person, did I truly succeed in becoming a deprivator?
(TL notes: for those of you who are confused, you could searching for the definition of deprive, deprived, depriving, deprivation, and depriver/deprivator lol
Ps: the skill name translation is snatch the same as steal but to match the title, depriver is the most suitable term hahaha..
In my terms of sense, the series is about a person who always get something taken away from him. Now he get to be the one who takes things away. The title become to take something from someone who have nothing.. Kinda like that I guess.. And his power becomes the power which took something from others.. I dunno if it only works on ability/skill we’ll find out later..
So, from the bullies into the bully. From deprived into deprivator. PR notes: pretty short notes here.)