This page is about the Re: IF novel, featuring the Natsuki Rem What IF story. If you're searching for the "What IF" Web Novel chapters, see Re:Zero IF.
Re: IF a Life in Another World From Zero (Re:IFから始める異世界生活), short for Re: IF is a special story written by Nagatsuki Tappei.
- 1 Chapters
- 2 Characters
- 3 Summary
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Navigation
Chapters[edit | edit source]
- Prologue: The Beginning
- Chapter 1: 2 Months
- Chapter 2: 3 Months
- Chapter 3: 3 Months
- Chapter 4: 6 Months
- Chapter 5: 10 Months
- Interlude: Death Anniversary
- Chapter 6: The Last Month of Pregnancy
- Epilogue: Anniversary
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Natsuki Subaru
- Natsuki Rigel
- Natsuki Spica
- Riften Magoji
- Crane Donahue
Summary[edit | edit source]
Prologue: The Beginning[edit | edit source]
The story starts after Episode 18 where Subaru asks Rem to leave Lugnica, Roswaal's Mansion, the Emilia camp and everything to live a new life in Kararagi. Rem agreed and left Lugnica and runaway to a small city in Kararagi.
Rem, Subaru and the Chamov named Chamov are in a dragon carriage. The very heavy atmosphere started to spread and the Chamov asked why the man was shaking like a girl. Subaru was sleeping and was apologizing for being weak to Emilia in his sleep, however Rem responds to Chamov that he shouldn't talk about other people's situations so bluntly. They arrived at a stop in Kararagi and Chamov gave them a bag and told them that they should go to Banan town. Rem asked why he was doing such a good favor of giving them supplies and he said that they look innocent and have too much potential, he also told them that a friend called Halibel will help them out there. Subaru was still shaking and sleeping, Rem tried to cheer him up, but Chamov gave Rem advise that the more bonds you make, the more good bonds will receive, which he stated is a Kararagian way he believed him.
Chapter 1: 2 Months[edit | edit source]
A while onward Subaru finds himself living in Banan, Kararagi city-state in a state of mild poverty with his newly wedded wife Rem Natsuki. While Rem supports Subaru through her employment as a teacher at Temple Elementary School due to her mastery of skills like arithmetic and etiquette, Subaru finds himself freshly unemployed. While proud of Rem, Subaru finds himself with an inferiority complex due to his inadequacies in comparison to his wife and feels guilt over being spoilt while being the one to suggest running away in the first place. After recognising his failings in comparison to and encouragement from Rem, Subaru sets out to the public employment security office.
Banan is described as similar to the Edo Period, Thus kimonos are commonplace. Subaru finds himself teased by a wolf-like Demi-Human, Halibel, their neighbour and first acquaintance in Banan. Halibel is a tenement house manager with an abnormal amount of connections and a wealth of free time. Subaru unwittingly gives him the nickname "Eternal Playboy", a title he wears proudly. Subaru and Halibel successfully gain him a temporary work placement and letter of introduction from Crane an oversized lizard-like Demi-Human. The work is for a successful merchant and is described as being a female prominent workplace.
Subaru returns home and discusses the placement. Subaru comments that Rem's cooking was always good but her choices are a good sign as it shows she is starting to prioritise herself rather than always him. They flirt and after some time alone together followed by a day of rest, he prepares for his new job.
Two days later, Subaru visits Riften Magoji’s mansion where he immediately employed and finds he is indeed the only male employee in the mansion. While suiting the job and helping the female-only workforce he finds from Riften Magoji himself that many before him have quit due to sexual harassment. Despite his discomfort, he presses forward to meet Rem's expectations and become a proud family head.
Chapter 2: 3 Months[edit | edit source]
After his first few days, Subaru is accepted as a colleague and implies he is now treated more respectfully. He is surprised by the appearance of Rem among the guests at the mansion sporting a kimono as an unwitting advertisement for a local clothing merchant due to her eye drawing appearance and Halibel who appears to have a connection to his new employer Rifter and proceeds with his usual back and forth with Subaru who finds that his "Playboy" title has spread through the town. Rifter informs Subaru that he's been employed longer than expected due to his feminine nature and will have a surprise at the end of his contract should he keep up the extra effort.
Rem waits for Subaru so they can walk home together while she has her outfit for a while longer, they decide to show her off to the town before Subaru state that due to his selfish nature he'd rather have her to himself and return home. Subaru ponders the year of bouncing from place to place before settling and their newfound happiness, with the banquet being its peak, as stated by Rem. Their stroll is cut short by a hostile figure. Overwhelmed by the woman's intimidating wind-like presence and attacks as well as repetition of "Die" Subaru finds himself paralysed with fear while Rem struggles to dodge the woman's attacks. Just before defeat Halibel stands between the three, ceasing the fight. Rem reveals that Halibel "The Great" is actually the most powerful warrior in all Kararagi city and the fight should be left to him. Halibel seems to split into quadruple to Subaru's amazement and injures the women before she flees. Rem succumbs to her exhaustion and faints in Subarus arms. He carries her back home and awaits medical help.
Relieved he made it home in time, Subaru comforts Rem when a second woman arrives at the scene and attacks. Subaru determined to protect Rem tackles her. They struggle with the woman ultimately gaining the upper hand. Overcome with fear Subaru recognises the women as a Shinigami as he struggles to restrain her while she approaches an unconscious Rem. She pauses upon further inspection and leaves irritated stating her "time is up". Halibel arrives shortly after as Subaru loses consciousness on the bloodsoaked tatami mat while Rem continues to breathe painfully.