Sisters

Sisters

Rias Gremory had something to do before going against Ise. Accompanied by her [Knight], she waited for a certain person who was moving together with Ise. That was probably a suggestion from the [Sekiryuutei of the Blazing Truth]’s strategist, Ravel. Right now, there were two people who were standing before Rias and Yuuto.Their beloved man wearing his crimson armour — Hyoudou Issei, and a woman wearing a Dragon’s mask — Bina Lessthan. That’s right, Rias wanted a face-off against Bina Lessthan before the final showdown with Ise. Ise then said to Rias.

“…We finally meet, but what are we going to do now I wonder?”

Ise also smiled wryly while looking at this match-up. Rias told Yuuto,

“Yuuto, I am counting on you.”

“Yeah.”

Yuuto then stood before Ise expressing his resolve through his aura and said.

“Ise-kun, would you please accompany me?”

In response to those words, Ise then looked at them and glanced at Bina Lessthan as he said.

“…Even if I reject that, you will have Rias fight against Bina-shi, right? I can also feel Gya-suke’s presence nearby as well. —Fine, I’ll face you till the end.”

He responded to Yuuto’s words and flew from that place. Ise felt Gasper’s presence. As Gasper was basically going to do the combination technique with Rias, he might’ve stayed hidden within Rias’s shadow. He must have been ordered to do that, so that if his master were to be in a dangerous situation, he could instantly provide support from the shadows. Ise and Yuuto flew away from the area, leaving Bina Lessthan to face Rias. Bina was releasing a combative aura.

“I’ll take you on, Rias Gremory.”

“I accept your challenge, Bina Lessthan.”

Rias understood that she would be no match for her opponent as is, so, she proceeded to initiate her combination technique with Gasper by reciting the chant.

“—Gasper, we’re using that.”

<<Understood.>>

“Darkness, everlasting darkness, respond to this Devil of destruction.”

<<Princess of destruction, symbol of extinction, use this darkness of the Demon God.>>

Gasper’s darkness appeared from Rias’s shadow as it writhed and started to cover Rias’s legs. It then gradually covered her entire body.

“My evil eye, brother of the evil eyes, gather onto this destruction of mine.”

<<My master, sister of destruction, drape this forbidden night and true darkness around you.>>

Rias’s body was then covered in darkness, culminating in a new form.. And then, Rias and Gasper chanted the last verse at the same time.

“<<Give the enemy before you absolute destruction!>>”

Everything was swallowed by darkness. The landscape was dyed jet-black. Floating in the centre of this darkness was a human-shaped Devil of darkness who was enveloped in the deep red aura of destruction—. Having turned into a dark beast, a third eye with a deep red pupil opened on Rias’s forehead. That was the combination technique of Rias and Gasper, [Forbidden Invade Balor the Princess]

In response to Rias, who had started to release an enormous aura, Bina also enveloped herself with an equal amount of aura. Both of them then leapt towards the sky as Rias’s power of destruction and Bina’s Maou-class aura started colliding with each other! Rias’s attacks while being enveloped by Gasper were explosive-like and so powerful that they easily shot down Bina’s Maou-class Devil Power. Rias’s current power had exceeded Maou-class. That being said, the fact that it drained the user’s stamina quickly meant that she had to be careful while using it. Ever since that form manifested, they had trained again and again in order to be able to lengthen the time to be in that form. Although it was far better compared to the time during the prelims…they were still unable to keep the duration of their transformation up for as long as Ise’s Dragon Deification. For that reason, fighting Bina over a long period of time would be suicidal. However, Rias felt that…her worries would be nothing but a fleeting concern. That’s because — there was despair in Bina’s huge attacks. Rias heard that something had occurred with Bina — Grayfia, during the training camp of the [Sekiryuutei of the Blazing Truth] team from the Gremory household. Despite that, Rias thought that she was simply expressing the things she had kept for herself. Bina — Grayfia must’ve been more and more worried day by day along with the tournament.

She was her sister-in-law, a family member that had helped raise her ever since she was small. Rias knew about the true side of Sirzechs Lucifer’s Queen, Grayfia Lucifuge, who always tried to show her dignity, her glamorous side, and her shine. But it t was also a fact that she was someone who got lonely easily. One day, she would not be able to contain it and would break. If it happened during her conversation with Ise, it was only a matter of time before her aura would start to get unstable like the one she was enveloping herself in right now. That’s why, as her sister-in-law, Rias thought that there’s no way other than solving it by herself. After several minutes of aura-bullet shootings, Rias’s destruction power started to completely overwhelm Bina’s attacks. Not only that, Bina’s large-sized bullet attacks were stopped due to the third eye of the dark-clothed Rias which was capable of stopping time. Rias then said to Bina, her sister-in-law.

[Ise has his own dream. That’s why he tries so hard, and almost died on several occasions. Because of that, his dream is starting to become a reality. The fact that he has become a High-class Devil too was achieved because of his honest battles and struggles.]

Rias then charged her aura and turned her Devil power into a giant sphere.

“I… I…”

Bina, who had lost her words, managed to create a sphere from her unstable aura and fired it at Rias. Rias responded by throwing her own sphere and spoke upfront. —She couldn’t contain the feelings she held towards the person before her eyes.

[…Please, dearest sister-in-law… Acknowledge Ise’s true dream… And also, sister, you too… Don’t get caught up by the fact that you are the Lucifer’s [Queen]…! If you have any problems, please count on me, father or mother! Although I might not be able to replace brother…. Still, we are — your family!]

As Bina, no, Grayfia listened to Rias’s sincere words—.

Bina’s Dragon mask was destroyed due to the shockwave caused by the collision between their demonic powers. Tears were flowing from Bina’s face—.

“…Rias, I… I…”

Rias’s aura swallowed Bina, Grayfia, her sister-in-law—. A moment later, the announcer said.

<<—Team [Sekiryuutei of the Blazing Truth]’s [Queen], Retired!>>

As Grayfia disappeared, Rias looked at the sky. She then took a deep breath and undid the combination technique with Gasper. As she changed her attention, she looked at the place where Yuuto and Ise went.

“…Yuuto, now it’s you who must express yourself.”

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33 thoughts on “Sisters”

  1. I’m just mad at the sheer amount of cockblocks that has plagued this series from the begining..I mean, everytime shit is about to turn nasty, either the church trio or some other poor sod stumbles upon the scene and breaks it up.. Repeating such over and over doesn’t only make it boring, it annoys the hell out of me also

    1. Unfortunately, the publisher wouldn’t allow the author to go further in terms of having Issei have actual sex with the girls. This also makes sense from a marketing perspective and when you factor in how the series is targeted at a wider audience than it would be if the series had more explicit sexual content. That’s just how it is. Young teenagers can buy these in stores because of that. Otherwise it’d be pushed to an adult category and have a smaller audience. At the end of the day, it’s business.

      It sucks, but we already know things work out anyway so it’s not a huge deal. He’ll be having plenty of sex someday and pretty much ever day. Maybe there will be a fade to black scenario at some point in a later Shin volume, but really it’s not necessary imo and shouldn’t be expected. There are more mature light novels out there with actual sex scenes that one can read if that’s what they want. DxD has a more balanced approach with it’s ecchi and the rest of the series.

  2. lol,the hoes are mad in this comment section,yes this fight could have been better,but at least they explained why it was not,grayfia was not 100%,lol no,this fight was certainly no better than issei vs apophis,what the hell?,that fight is there with issei vs sairaorg and vali vs azhi dahaka as the best in the whole series,and yes, special powers and characters strength levels greatly influence the quality of the fights,visually speaking is the most important thing,Character development is good too,but if the fight is bad then not every development in the world will make it not be bad,issei vs masaomi,issei vs raynare,issei vs riser and kiba vs freed have proved it to us,as did many other series,not that issei vs apophis had no development,because that part is just a lie.

  3. Since vol 3 is out.. i’d like to ask if anyone know the website that translate to portugese or spanish.. people say they’re done with life.0 .. btw.. people needs to calm down about these fight vol. 3 spoiler says that AxA will be unlocked and even a god must not use it for being so OP.. draig believe its fine if its issei who will use it tho..

  4. @John Doe ‘Spamming attacks mindlessly’ until ‘Apophis fell down’? Wasn’t Apophis the one who was the first to actually damage the True DxD armor, something that neither Rizevim nor the Trihexa core managed to do? And you make it sound like Apophis would not have been able to do anything to the CxC armor had the fight continued in that way. If that was so, Issei would not have needed True DxD and risk his life at all. It’s amazing you can call that a simplistic, monotonous and idiotic fight that had ‘no meaning’, despite Issei using a form that would have killed himself for the sake of his loved ones and stopping one of the controllers of Trihexa. Also amazing is the fact that that fight is simplistic to you, but Rias vs Grayfia, a basic curb stomp that lasted all of one energy clash, is not. Character is not the only thing that makes a fight ‘better’. By that logic, Issei vs Raynare from volume 1 is leagues above the Rias vs Grayfia one and nearly all other fights in the series. Just using ‘character insights’ and ‘character development’ as the basis for judging the quality of a fight is actually the childish and the incorrect way of looking at things, reaching into stupidity.

    1. @A S “Wasn’t Apophis the one who was the first to actually damage the True DxD armor, something that neither Rizevim nor the Trihexa core managed to do?” How is this relevant in the least? Apophis damaging True DxD doesn’t contradict the fact that the fight was a mindless spam of attacks until someone fell down, lol. If you’re gonna reply, at least try to counter what I say, not bring up irrelevant things.

      “And you make it sound like Apophis would not have been able to do anything to the CxC armor had the fight continued in that way. If that was so, Issei would not have needed True DxD and risk his life at all.” When did I ever say such a thing? Now you’re just putting words in my mouth, and that only makes you look bad. Sure, the fight was a mindless attack spam until someone went down, but it also included a transformation. Do you really think that’s a meaningful difference from how I described it? There’s no need to mention such an ubiquitous thing.

      “It’s amazing you can call that a simplistic, monotonous and idiotic fight that had ‘no meaning’, despite Issei using a form that would have killed himself for the sake of his loved ones and stopping one of the controllers of Trihexa.” Issei was gonna die anyways if he continued to fight in CxC and didn’t use DxD, so it’s not like that sacrifice was meaningful at all. If anything, he simply chose an option that would make him live for a longer time, since it would let him fight back and then die from side effects as opposed to simply being killed by Apophis.

      “Also amazing is the fact that that fight is simplistic to you, but Rias vs Grayfia, a basic curb stomp that lasted all of one energy clash, is not.” First of all, the fight didn’t last “one” energy class. Second, at least Rias vs Grayfia had meaningful messages to bring up even in its position as a secondary fight, which is pretty sad considering Issei vs Apophis, while being a battle of the main character, couldn’t do even that and boiled down to an uninteresting spam of punches and blasts that any simpleton could do. It was a fight on the level of mentally deficient people.

      “Character is not the only thing that makes a fight ‘better’.” Yeah, it’s not the only aspect to take into account. Another is if the fight is smart, and Issei vs Apophis was anything but smart. Rias vs Grayfia wasn’t a smart fight either, but at least it had the character aspect as a plus. Issei vs Apophis had none. Such a fight could only entertain people who for some unfathomable reason feel charmed by repetitive punches and blasts with nothing else in-between or to back them up.

      “By that logic, Issei vs Raynare from volume 1 is leagues above the Rias vs Grayfia one and nearly all other fights in the series.” Uhh, negative. That fight is definitely better than Rias vs Grayfia and of course better than Issei vs Apophis, but it’s not the best fight in the series at all. There’s other fights firmly in that spot.

      “Just using ‘character insights’ and ‘character development’ as the basis for judging the quality of a fight is actually the childish and the incorrect way of looking at things, reaching into stupidity.” The guy who thinks that characters being stronger makes fights better is saying I’m incorrect/childish/stupid? You have such a lack of self-awareness it’s baffling. All that’s left is for you to yell “TSUEEEEEEE”. Sorry man, but even if I gave you all the time in the world, neither you nor anyone else could think up any logical or valid reason for fights becoming better just from characters being stronger or from mindlessly launching blasts and punches with boisterous yelling. In contrast, smart writing and character development are staples of what makes certain fiction works of better quality than others, so you’re just arguing against truth in this case.

      1. The point about Apophis and the CxC armor was the direct implication of your raising the Apophis not damaging CxC and I used it to counter that. If that is ‘putting words in your mouth’, then so is your referring to me as the ‘guy who thinks that characters being stronger makes a fight better’, when I did not say that at all. It is one of the factors to take into consideration, as is the character aspect. So much for the ‘baffling lack of self awareness’. And then there is the point about why the Rias vs Grayfia fight is ‘better’. I pointed out that character is not the only aspect to look for in a fight. You agreed, also including ‘smart’ among them. Then you went on to say the same thing anyways, that the fight was better because it had the character aspect. That’s the point I am trying to counter, dude. A fight cannot just be better because it had ‘the character aspect as a plus’. The Rias vs Grayfia fight was just a stomp, so just because there were ‘character insights’ doesn’t make the QUALITY of the fight better. My entire point is not ‘fights are better from characters being stronger’ (as you misinterpreted), but ‘just having character insights is not enough to make even a short curb stomp way better than an even contest that was anything but a curb stomp’. If Balor Rias vs Grayfia was not just a one sided curb stomp (which would not have happened had Grayfia been emotionally well, though she would have probably still lost) and actually been a contest, I would have wholeheartedly agreed with you about it being ‘much better fight’ than Issei vs Apophis. But as things stand, it was not even a contest of any sort. Smart writing does make a fight better, but the conditions and the circumstances prevented the fight between the sisters-in-law from reaching the incredible potential it had, and simply be remembered as a ‘what might have been’. As far as the overall quality of the fight goes, it was disappointing. While you casually spew out ‘that Issei would have died anyways’ and dismiss it as something entirely meaningless, remember that the fight did have something at stake and reinforced Issei’s character trait as someone who is willing to go to the ultimate lengths for the others. It’s not as moronic or meaningless as you make it out to be. Sorry, but I wouldn’t be yelling out ‘TSUEEEEEE’ or anything ridiculous like that. Is that what you do when you are frustrated?

  5. thanks for translation ~

    so, the main point of this volume is how helpless Grafiya huh?
    i’m started to pity her and if her son came out in this volume, it’ll be epic i think

  6. well… it seems some people quite “disappointed” with the fight…
    about the fight, its understandable actually for Grayfia to be defeated like that…
    – Grayfia cannot use her true power, her signature moves, if she used it, the higher ups would know immediately since she’s so famous and well known…
    – she mentally unstable, she always become “perfect and dependable” but she still a woman who can feel sad and sorrow, moreover no one can comfort her since on the outside she viewed as “strong woman”, of course she would breakdown eventually….
    – Rias using Balor power, a GOD’s power, with her own Destruction power, she in a way, become like her brother, while her brother become humanoid Destruction, she clad herself in Balor power and Destruction armor, against unstable and restricted Grayfia, its natural that Rias can defeat Grayfia just like that….
    (just a reminder that Gasper in the future is “Super Devil”, from that statement alone showing how strong Balor power is)

    this fight is development for Grayfia, to overcome her sadness and for Rias to try become dependable little sister that her older sister can rely on.

    1. I Don’t want that Gasper becomes like Goten in DBZ and DBS who only useful for making the fusion Gotenks.

      1. Gasper in the future become one of the Teacher for issei’s Childs…
        and he’s super devil, can travel to the past or future, i don’t think he become like Goten with usefulness is just for fusion….
        and Rias probably retire after giving birth, same as her mother who previously powerful devil….

  7. Man DxD is going on an downhill ride…..even fights described in ‘Oppai dragon show’ is better then this.
    Anyway thanks for translation Leo.

      1. How the HELL is this fight ‘way better’ than Issei vs Apophis? That fight was a tooth and nail battle to the death and Issei had to use full power DxD G to beat Apophis, who competed quite well regardless. This fight was basically an unstable Grayfia getting stomped by Balor Rias. I don’t think that Rias winning was bullshit, since everything was explained logically and well. But as a fight, this Rias vs Grayfia one is NOWHERE near Issei vs Apophis.

        1. @Itachi88 No, it wasn’t.

          @A S Tooth and nail? All that happened in that battle was spamming attacks mindlessly until Apophis fell down. Even when Issei was just in CxC Apophis’ attacks didn’t so much as incapacitate him. “Using full power” is something meaningless, people being stronger does not make a battle better, neither does it being “to the death”, and if you think it does then I’ll tell you that’s an immensely childish and incorrect way of looking at things, reaching into edgy. It was a boring, monotonous, simplistic and idiotic fight, with no meaning.

          In contrast, Rias vs Grayfia at least had character into it, and stuff beyond a mindless attack spam, along with insight into the characters. That alone makes it so much better than Issei vs Apophis.

  8. That was a pretty shitty defeat indeed, talk some crap about family bonds catching her off guard then hitting her. Man, I’ve never really like Rias – she’s always been self-entitled and leeched off Issei’s achievements.

    1. Self-entitled? How? And what was leeched off from Issei’s accomplishments? She hasn’t really gotten anything from them.

      1. Rias is not stronger than Grayfia, if she is not with Gaspar, she is only an ultimate class devil not even maou class

        1. for now she’s still inferior to Grayfia, but she just lack experience… thats all…
          remember that she’s still little sister of Sirzech, she quite genius since she can create her own destruction spells, example is the Extinguished star, that spell is basically a black hole, its so strong that the higher ups forbid it to use on Rating Games, since if it got used on enemies on Rating Games, they would got annihilated completely even before the Retiring system to work, basically they Die for real….

          1. She was able to create Extinguished Star because the dragon power that she sucked from Issei has influenced her demonic power and her potential is only Maou class, she is a lot less gifted than her brother, Sirzechs at the same age was already above Maou-class.

        2. She fought in her Balor form, so obviously that’s what I was referring to, and that’s what the guy I was replying to referred to.

        3. Sirzech is very unique… he already a Monster after born….
          moreover Sirzech Era is full of wars, of course the experiences is got accumulated so quickly that he already above Maou-Class at young age, unlike Rias who born at peaceful era…. until she met Issei and got lot of enemies by Issei’s nature to attract strong people, foes or friend alike…
          but doesn’t mean Rias is lot-less gifted….
          she got influenced by Issei’s dragon power, sure, but its her own talent to using that power… its same as Issei, he got nothing, only punch and even using his Sacred gear poorly, only raw power, but now he can even defeat Gods…
          Rias is same….. she still young but already Maou Class, and that is not “ordinary” at all… she just lack experience to using her powers….
          Maou-Class is strong, its not weak by any means, even Grayfia is Maou-Class…
          just because past enemies who maou-class got defeated quite easily people think Maou-Class is weak, look at Rizevim, beside his Sacred Gear canceller he’s just old man who using big spells to destroy surrounding… even though he’s Super Devil that on par with Sirzech, thats why he create lilith from Ophis power to protect him, since he can’t do much against people who didn’t using Sacred Gear like Sirzech and his peerage… (but he still strong by the world standard, it just compared to Sirzech or Ajuka, he’s pitiful, even Issei says so)

          1. When the devil civil war has begun, Sirzechs was 40 and he didn’t have more experience in combat than Rias so your argument that Rias is less strong at the same age than Sirzechs because she is born in time of peace is wrong since Sirzechs is also born in time of peace