Chapter 135 – All Met His Expectations

Only seven shadows knew that John Smith was their esteemed master.

If people in Shadow Garden knew the truth, they would be disappointed.

Gamma thought she was right as she looked at Alpha who lowered her eyes listlessly.

The fire was burning brightly in the fireplace.

“Master must have his reason to do that…”

“I think so.”

Original translation from wangmamaread.

“He didn’t mean to abandon us, right?”

“He won’t.”


Such conversations repeated.

Even though Gamma had comforted her many times, Alpha got sadder.

Gamma had the same feeling.

Alpha couldn’t made decisions as usual.

Only Gamma could lead the Shadow Garden now, so she couldn’t be shaken anyway.

Gamma carried such a great burden that she kept dealing with business without having a rest.

Dark circles under her eyes and her sunken cheeks that couldn’t be covered by makeup showed that she had reached her limits.

Gamma listened to Alpha’s words, comforted her, and changed the subject.

“The Great Commerce Association is losing customers’ trust. Today so many people rushed into the Great Commerce Association and changed their bills. I am afraid that tomorrow there will be more.”


“Besides, a lot of people who request changing also rushed in Mitsugoshi Company. I’m afraid that tomorrow there will be more people. As soon as the Great Commerce Association break down, all the people will rush into Mitsugoshi Company.”


Alpha heard Gamma’s report with a blank face. Then she said,

“Can we resolve it?”

She asked Gamma.

Gamma suddenly stopped talking when she saw Alpha’s expression. Then she told Alpha all the truth.

“Mitsugoshi Company and Mitsugoshi Bank had collected as many funds as they could. But… if all of the bills produced in Mitsugoshi Bank have to be changed, it will be far from enough.”

This was the truth they faced.

Even if they could collect inestimable coins, it’s not enough to pay for what circulated bills needed. Of course not everyone wants to change bills.

The chance they success was 50%.


She was smiling.

Seeing her sad smile, Gamma felt that her eyes were also filled with tears.

“We will pull through it successfully. If we show customers our mountains of gold…”

“Cut it out.”

Citizens seeing the Great Commerce Association was breaking down wouldn’t trust them anyway.

Gamma and Alpha had no idea about what to do.

“I’ve had enough of it…”


Alpha stared at Gamma with a sad smile on her face.

“This is what he wants. He chose to abandon us…”

“That’s impossible! Shadow-sama won’t abandon us—!”

“We didn’t live up to his expectations. This is the end.”


They were not useless.

They were no match for their master in many terms: main combat power, creativity and wisdom. They were presented with the strongest magic and highest wisdom, but they were just no match for their master.

Master abandoned them because they were incompetent.


Gamma felt weak in the knees.

She collapsed into sofa.

“If this is what he wants, let us make him. As we have promised, we will do anything for him, even if he wants us to die…”

Alpha looked desperately sad, but she was fairly determined.

“Let’s finish our final job.”

Then she stood up.

At the moment.


Beta rushed in the room without knocking the door. She took a piece of paper.

“Eta in the institution decoded Shadow-sama’s cipher!”

Eta was the seventh shadow whose job was to decode cipher. Eta has said that she got master’s cipher and was entrusted with decoding the cipher.

“Here it is.”

Alpha read the paper which Beta gave them.

Original translation from wangmamaread.

Alpha’s expression turned bright as she was reading the paper.


Gamma asked in amazement, but Alpha burst into laughter, the sadness on her face disappearing.

She was crying out of happiness.

“We are not abandoned by the master…”

Alpha said and gave the papers to Gamma.

“This, this is-!”

Eta wrote down a truth which amazed them all.

It read:

I’m sorry as I lied to you.

Yukime from White Fox Co and I want to make counterfeit bills to collect gold.

Do you remember that?

There is a factory where we saved my elder sister, which was used to make counterfeit bills. I have collected a lot of gold there.

I got so much gold that even a bank can’t hold it.

But it’s not a betrayal because I need these money to help you.

Can you understand me?

Gamma was crying when she came to herself.

Alpha and Beta were crying too.

They were laughing as well as crying.

“Mr. Shadow has planned everything in advance.”

Beta’s voice was full of respect.

“If he has betrayed us, there is no need for him to write this.”

Alpha said in amazement.

“He cannot be a fool like that. Sure enough, he is still the kind Shadow-sama.”

Gamma sounded a bit tired.

“Beta is right. He works behind the scenes for us, and we cannot disclose the relationship between Shadow Garden and Mitsugoshi Company.”

“Yes, Shadow-sama has prepared enough gold for us to exchange for the counterfeit bills.”

“Then we go there and take the gold back. The road to the factory is marked, and we are familiar with that place.”

“Even though we endure this hardship, we can  easily get over it and brought huge profits to the Shadow Garden. With these gold, we can pay for bills and Mitsugoshi Company won’t lose its credit. On the contrary, it will develop further.”

Someone sighed.

“Well, it is written here that he wants to save us so he lied to us…”

“If you want to fool the enemy, you must first fool yourself. I got it.”

“He has considered everything from the beginning… But how about Delta?”

Gama was very uneasy, but there was nothing change in Alpha’s eyes.

“We don’t need to worry about her.”

At this moment, someone was coming in from outside.

The window was opened slowly and Delta showed up.

“– You see.”

“Delta!? Are you OK…”

Gamma was overjoyed.

“Emmm… Alpha… I am executing some ‘secret-secret’, so…”

Delta noticed Alpha’s expression and started trembling.

“I know. You are working for master right?”

Delta became relaxed and kept nodding.

“I put the black potato…! Aaah, I can’t tell you because it’s a ‘secret-secret’…”

“Delta, mind your wording. The ‘secret-secret’ is not correct.”

“B… but boss…!”

“He doesn’t know how to say correctly. But it’s OK because you come back safely…”

Alpha hugged Delta who was trying to explain, fondling her head.

Gamma and Beta also hugged Delta, then they smiled and wiped away tears.

“Wow, Delta took the gold back.”

“Yes! ”



At that night, the Shadow Garden started off.

Chapter 134 - Rumor of the Counterfeit Bills (Part 2)
Chapter 168 - What Were Ideal Powers in Shadows in My Mind? (Part 1)

Makisima is the translator of To Be a Power in the Shadows!. She likes Japan and Japanese novels. She is shy but you can talk all about Japanese novels with her.


WaduHek Posted on3:21 pm - Sep 6, 2019

Please fix this chapter so many typo or miss spell, don’t use Google translate for important Chapter like this..

example: “If you want to fool the enemy, you must first fool yourself. I got it.”
(you can’t fool your enemies if you can’t lie your friends) well something like that’s… anyway my point here is that so many typo/miss spell here so please fix that ASAP before New Chapter Release.

    That one guy Posted on7:01 am - Sep 24, 2019

    no that’s fine as is, however i agree with you as some things might need to be corrected. Like for example “we can easily get over it and brought huge profits to the shadow garden.” Instead of that, replace it with “we can easily overcome it and bring huge profits to Shadow Garden.” Also @WaduHek pay attention to your own grammar please. “If you want to fool your enemy, you must first fool yourself. I got it.” is an accurate phrase, and it could be turned into “If you want to fool your enemy, you must first fool your allies. I understood it.” as well.

Diana Kurosawa Posted on1:53 am - Aug 6, 2019

This novel never fail to amuse me~

Angel Posted on4:06 pm - Jul 19, 2019

LOL is that the read decode of thus B.S he wrote? Seriously?? ahahahaha 😀

Thx for the chapter ^^

Anuki Posted on9:50 pm - Jun 30, 2019

So that bunch of bullshit crap that he randomly write can be decode? WTF??

mbombok Posted on7:36 am - Jun 20, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

Seregosa Posted on12:41 pm - Jun 17, 2019

Oi, how the f*ck did they translate everything so quickly? It should be an unknown language with no references to pick from…

LaNga John Wick Posted on4:08 pm - Jun 12, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

shuryon Posted on2:56 am - May 20, 2019

Phew… A burden was left from me…

Dxiel Posted on11:48 am - May 2, 2019

Ty I was expecting boring flash back of unimportant person.. I got unexpired surprise!

Aldi Posted on11:18 pm - Apr 29, 2019

This made my day, thank you very much for the release


Keep it up! Posted on1:10 pm - Apr 29, 2019

Thanks for the translation,keep up the good work and ignore these trolls.There will always be people supporting you and what you strive to work for.

Abinashallstar Posted on1:27 am - Apr 29, 2019

I appreciate your hard work but your translation all r from google translator and later were some edited😓…

Andi Posted on5:23 am - Apr 28, 2019

Delta is a women right? Why alpha call her by “his/him”

    Makisima Posted on10:11 am - Apr 28, 2019

    I don’t know. alpha called her “him” in Japanese. It also confused me.

Anon Posted on4:54 pm - Apr 27, 2019

Damn.. seriously these TLs sigh.. tbh i hate how chinks are translating this diamond… sigh……….. rough,then someone just take this and TL it to another garbage…

    Idk Posted on10:20 pm - Apr 29, 2019

    This comment is racist and absolutely disgusting, get out. Having to resort to racist comments just because you are unsatisfied about something. Give real criticism rather than an insult.

      Rotten Potato Posted on6:40 am - Jun 7, 2019

      Real criticism: the translation quality is still garbage

DDon Posted on9:23 am - Apr 27, 2019

thanks for this chapter~

Duwang Posted on4:06 am - Apr 27, 2019

This feels like a Duwang translation

Yow Posted on3:29 am - Apr 27, 2019

Thanks Foe the chap boss (。・ω・。)

Captain Posted on1:08 am - Apr 27, 2019

glad someone finally translating this

Simon Villasmil Posted on12:05 am - Apr 27, 2019

The previous translator already tltd this volume.
Here chapters until 142.

    MadMax Posted on11:29 pm - Apr 27, 2019

    Someone also has translated from 142 -167.

      peter Posted on10:48 pm - Apr 29, 2019

      where is 143 i only see 144 to 167 at this link?

        Nashi Posted on12:52 am - Apr 30, 2019

        Do you have a link for 143

        Fizzhaz Posted on3:48 am - Apr 30, 2019

        The two translators are a chapter out, but there is no chapter in between. They are just out of alignment on naming. I checked raw(ish)

    Abinashallstar Posted on1:17 am - Apr 29, 2019

    Who translated this and their link…please.

Titania Posted on9:50 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Thanks for the chapter

lord Posted on9:27 pm - Apr 26, 2019

“Mr. Shadow”

*coughs blood*

Paps Posted on9:23 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Thanks for the chapter.

Random Posted on9:09 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Thanks for picking this up!! I hope the bad comments 🙂 Your translation is ok and we are happy about it.

    Random2 Posted on5:36 pm - Apr 27, 2019

    The translation is NOT ok, we are NOT all happy about it, and your comment makes NO sense

EROgeX~ Posted on8:06 pm - Apr 26, 2019

You should not try to translate honorifics
Unless you are translating this from machine translations, they got transalated to Mr.

Most of us here understand the meaning and levels on honorifics after all


    Makisima Posted on10:18 am - Apr 28, 2019

    ok.thank you.

      Anon Posted on1:08 pm - Apr 29, 2019

      Don’t listen to the annoying trolls,you are doing a great job on these translations,no ones perfect guys,Japanese and English are compatible TO AN EXTENT.

        Idk Posted on10:18 pm - Apr 29, 2019

        That wasn’t even a troll there, it was actually an advice? Honorifics are generally kept in Japan to English translated novels so it has become a bit of a standard now. I’d rather they keep -san, -chan, -kun and all other honorifics as it really gives the feel that it is a Japanese light novel.

ClosetWeeb101 Posted on7:57 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Lool damage control~
Many thanks for the chapter!!~~~ 😀

Archiever with ADHD Posted on7:51 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Honestly, I find the translation quality somewhat lacking. It’s understandable but feels like I’m reading the work of google-sensei rather than human translation as the wording often doesn’t carry the tone of the story too well

    Ochinchin Posted on10:25 am - Apr 27, 2019

    stop whining aren’t you glad someone translated it for you if you think your better why not translate your own chapters then? 😀

      Laebe Posted on10:12 am - Apr 28, 2019

      if i want to read something of this level, i’d rather read the raw with gtranslate. people like you, encourage half assed translations, makes the quality drop.

    Simon Villasmil Posted on1:26 am - Apr 30, 2019

    Well what can i sai? I think that archiever-sensei could become a profreader and with all his allmighty knowledge edit the translations. If not just enjoy the ride and stop sulking.

Nothing unusual Posted on7:45 pm - Apr 26, 2019

You said his for delta. All shadow members are girls besides the main character, who is their boss/master

Michael Epic Posted on7:41 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Basically there are two main companys. Shadow is going to collapse the rival company by using the fake bills to buy up all their money. Doing this will also put the other company in the hole but with the money he stole he can reimburse them. Something like that

    Pinrang Posted on10:07 am - Apr 28, 2019

    thank for the explanation, Mike. that’s right, we didn’t read the previous chapters.

Drakensji Posted on7:35 pm - Apr 26, 2019

I’m kinda pissed that his random note somehow got translated to reveal a complete excuse for his childish actions, and won’t he be completely desperate when he realises that all the gold he accumulated was “withdrawn” by the girls?
Also this constant misunderstanding is somewhat sad and ridiculous

    Normal_Guy Posted on7:43 pm - Apr 26, 2019

    You do realize that this a comedy and more so, a satire? Of how MCs have plot armors and how ridiculous they are?

    Cabe Posted on10:10 am - Apr 28, 2019

    why do you complain about that now, this late? it’s ultra obvious, how it’ll be at the start of the novel. most people who reads this novel know that.

Anargya Posted on7:32 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Thanks for the chapter~

yorozuyaginchan Posted on7:25 pm - Apr 26, 2019

What is he planning by putting out these fake notes? Can someone explain?

dark del Posted on7:20 pm - Apr 26, 2019

RIP Sid’s dream to become rich and power of the shadow behind financial sector

Escapeable Posted on7:12 pm - Apr 26, 2019

Thanks for your translation!