Youkoso V15 (Y2V4) C3 Part 1

Classroom of the Elite Volume 15 Chapter 3 Part 1

TL: Graze/Hina
ED: PuffyPyjamas/Ani/RoTiPs


First thing in the morning, I left the campsite to use the bathroom in the nearby forest. When I returned with my sanitary disposal bag in hand, I caught sight of Ibuki crouching suspiciously beside my tent.

“What are you doing?”

“!”

Her head shot up with a look of surprise on her face. It seems that she had been so focused on rummaging through my backpack that she didn’t notice me return to the campsite.

“Were you trying to sneak a peek at my tablet, or was there something else you wanted?”

Unfortunately for her, it was impossible for a third party to gain unauthorized access to my tablet since I had enabled the lock screen.

“I wouldn’t do somethin’ like that! I just… I just wanted to make sure our trade was actually fair, that’s all.”

After saying that, she quickly distanced herself from my backpack.

“You’ve only got one bottle of water left in there, and you’ve already drunk some of it! I thought you said you had too much water?”

Although I had only been away for just under a minute, I guess I had been a little careless.

Apparently, that had been more than enough time for her to confirm the contents of my backpack.

That being said, I couldn’t exactly blame her given that I had gone through Ibuki’s backpack without permission just the day before. Even if I were to lie and say that I drank the rest of my water last night, she’d just have to ask where the empty bottle was. After all, it was against the rules to litter on the island.

“So what, were you trying to help me out to get me to owe you a favor?”

“If you hadn’t gone through my backpack, you never would’ve felt like you owed me anything though…”

“Grr…”

My words hit right on the mark, causing Ibuki’s cheek to twitch ever so slightly.

“In other words, I’m telling you that the truth doesn’t matter. It was a fair trade either way.”

“I ain’t convinced, but… I get it. If that’s the way it is, I’m not gonna give any water back to you.”

“If I did this to have you owe me a favor, would you pay it back?”

“No way.”

“…Is that so?”

Apparently, she had been compelled to rummage through my backpack simply because she couldn’t bring herself to trust me.

Since the conversation dried up after that, I went back inside my tent.

It was only half-past six when I heard sounds coming from over by Ibuki’s tent.

I unzipped my tent’s entrance to take a look at what was happening, only to find that she had already started to pack up her things.

If this had been the second or third day of the exam, I might’ve thought that she was just brimming with motivation, but…

The vibe she was giving off told me she didn’t want to be disturbed, so I simply looked the other way.

Before long, 7:00 AM arrived, and with it the first designated area of the day, which was announced to be area E4. I immediately decided to spend one point to run a GPS Search and pinpoint the locations of everybody else on the island.

This search was well worth the single point it cost to run it. My score was so close to the 10th place Kuronaga group that I might accidentally overtake them. By spending one point here, the gap between our scores would widen to 12 points. That way, even if I earned 11 points from taking the first-place Early Bird Bonus, I’d still be just barely outside of the top ten.

Looking at the map, there were about three other groups who had the potential to contest me for the Early Bird Bonus.

Among them, there was a certain, particularly formidable opponent sitting in an ideal position for sweeping up the bonus. With that being the case, I decided to give up on fighting for it, which worked out perfectly since my top priority right now was to replenish my resources. Incidentally, this GPS Search also let me see how many students were nearby the Tasks I was interested in. In other words, it opened up the door for me to predict what the competition would be like before I dedicated any time to pursuing it.

By the time I had finished getting ready and stepped foot out of my tent, Ibuki was already nowhere to be seen.

There was little to gain from taking action before the exam started for the day, but I suppose she just wanted to get away from me as soon as possible.


TL Notes:

Part 2 is just a little bit longer than this part was. I would’ve had this posted yesterday, but I got my Covid vaccine earlier that morning and it made me waaay more drowsy than I anticipated so I ended up sleeping for most of the day. I expect to have Part 2 finished within the same timeframe as this one nonetheless.

As always, thanks for reading everyone. Look forward to more soon.


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63 thoughts on “Youkoso V15 (Y2V4) C3 Part 1

      • I don’t know that she couldn’t become a tool. She is a good fighter. She has a solid in with the power structure of class B. She was able to infiltrate class D on the original island test without anyone in that class suspecting her attempted sabotage. She is tough: took a beating from Ryuen before island test, was able to take some damage from Ayanokoji, knows his strength and is still willing to fight him head on. At this point, there is only really downside to treating her poorly with a good amount of upside if he can ever convince her to join him. Might not even be in high school. She might become useful later in life too. Ayanokoji has proven repeatedly that he thinks long term and I think long term Ibuki could become an asset.

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      • who knows maybe she will be useful in the future . Also I think kiyotaka is changing ,right now if helping an acquaintance dosen’t hinder him he would do it , remember when he helped honami despite being his enemy .

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      • I think it’s pretty clear that he has interest in helping those in his school year not fail the exam and get expelled. That point has been highlighted many, many times so far.

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      • Kiyo helps a lot of people throughout the series. I personally think he cares a lot more for everyone than he realizes himself.

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      • I agree with what Womba said. Also, that way of thinking of people only has tools was way back in the beginning at vol 3. He is a person that accepts reality has it is and tries to be rational most of the time. If it isn’t much of a bother to himself, he will give a helping hand to others, but if he isn’t able to help he won’t think much of it either way. The same way he tried to tell Ibuki to rest, but when she cut him off after all that, he just accepted, and let it good

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  1. Thank you for these translations! I can’t stress how much I’ve been searching to find a translator that does it at your pace, but please get some rest and don’t overwork yourself.

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  2. Thx a lot Graze & Hina !
    I think our MC has a thing for Ibuki… Not love of course, but a sort of compassion for somebody who is far more unsociable than him

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  3. Thanks for the amazing work as always. It’s been a while since I’ve been here, the story is becoming more interesting now.
    Is it just me or the quality is so much better than the last volume? not saying that the last one was not good but sometimes I forget that these are not the official translations.😁 Looking forward to the next one. What do you say to officially become a writer of your own story? I think your style will be popular..just a thought.

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  4. I don’t think I can ever understand his reasons for doing stuff. He is like an irregular in the school, helping both anybody. He really hasn’t seen anyone has his enemy and his goal is not class competition but not getting expelled. I helped class D and B grow stronger. Creating good opponent for not him but sakayanagi

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  5. Thnx for the chapter! and stay safe, I know lots of people who got really bad symptoms after the vaccine including my mum, so take as long of a break as you want, you will probably need it!

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  6. I have the feeling she’s just going to keep getting angrier at him until her “intense emotion” is no longer anger. That ship sucks tho lol

    That search is really way too good. And only one point?

    Thx for the chap part!

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