I Was Reincarnated as a Villainess, but My Fiancé (Main Hero) is Taking Care of Me?! [Chapter One]

Chapter One: Let’s Organize This Situation

I returned to the mansion a few hours after meeting Reginald and retired to my room immediately, telling my fidgeting parents: “I’m really tired, so let’s talk later.” For the time being, I have to sort this situation out.

With this in mind, I stand in front of my full-length mirror – located at the absolute corner of the room – to survey my appearance.

…Yeah, I was definitely Euphemia Aiden, the villainess of “Maiden of the Fairies”. Well, that’s what I thought, considering my name.

“It’s rare to see you appraising your appearance in the full-length mirror, Euphemia-sama.”

“…Well, it was just on a whim.”

Cynthia, my exclusive maid, calls out to me. She looked at me suspiciously as most of the time I used the smaller, main mirror at the center of the room. Well, excuse me.

I liked Cynthia enough to make her my exclusive maid.

But my personality before and after remembering are bound to be different. My original personality is nothing like Euphemia Aiden, after all.

The Euphemia Aiden inside the game certainly deserved the ‘villainess’ title. As the only daughter of House Aiden – a prestigious Marquessate in the Banks’ Kingdom – she’d grown up spoiled. Using her attractiveness and personality, which wouldn’t hesitate to trample upon others, she’d become Reginald’s fiancée.

Euphemia always intimidated the women around Reginald, eager to keep him to herself. She repeatedly harassed the heroine, eventually her behavior rose to criminal misconduct and she was condemned in the finale with all of her wrongdoings exposed. Then, her family’s status fell and she was exiled.

That being said, my memory as Euphemia Aiden was different. Certainly, I grew up being called ‘charming’ and ‘adorable’ by my parents, however the Euphemia of this world was far more interested in food than beauty. She was more obsessed with eating delicious food than dressing herself up.

Instead of expensive dresses, why not order delicious ingredients from abroad and make something delicious? If you have time to dress yourself up then study foreign gastronomies. It was fortunate that Euphemia seemed to have a constitution where she didn’t gain weight no matter how much she ate. It was certainly otome game-like. If I didn’t have that constitution, I’m sure my figure would have been terrible.

Hmm, I wonder if my previous life was unconsciously influencing my current actions…?

I think, while tugging at my cheeks. Well, I certainly loved eating in my previous life as well. I’d been a woman who was more excited about food than love. But, it’s a waste to be this beautiful and only focus on food; I don’t know how many times I’ve been told this. But isn’t it important to eat delicious food? Otome games were enough love for me.

I kept thinking this way until I was twenty-one and passed away in an accident.

“Euphemia-sama, please don’t lie like that. Your dress will get wrinkled.”

“…Yes.”

Responding to Cynthia, I rearrange myself. The Euphemia Aiden in this world was, honestly, just a mess. I’m not interested in anything other than food and I’ll walk around the house even if my hair is tangled or I’m in nightwear.

Well, even such a Euphemia was called “cute!” by her parents. Maybe that’s what caused this personality shift? I’ve constantly been told “Euphemia is cute no matter what you do!” So, maybe I started to think that fashion was unnecessary?

“Euphemia-sama, how was your meeting with His Highness?”

“Hmm, the sweets were quite delicious.” I respond to Cynthia honestly.

It was true that Reginald was handsome, after all, doesn’t the main capture target of an otome game have to be? By the way, he’s also a doting character. He thoroughly spoils the heroine. That kind of hero isn’t my type, though.

Though, it’s great to have an older brother who spoils you!

In my previous life, I played this otome game. By the way, I ate sweet bread and drank coffee as I was playing. I want to say that I didn’t get fat, but, oh well, I should focus on pulling information about the game from my brain first…

“…Really, Euphemia-sama.” Behind me, Cynthia lets out a sigh. She’s really an honest person. Though, I like that about her.

Well, we’ve been interrupted, but let’s summarize the game. The title is “Maiden of the Fairies” and the stage is the Banks’ Kingdom, which is often called fairyland.

The heroine’s name was Ginger George and she was the daughter of a Viscount. Her story began when she was selected as the ‘maiden’ for that year’s Fairy Festival.

Ah, the Fairy Festival is the biggest festival in the kingdom. It takes place once a year and lasts for a week. The purpose is to thank the fairies that protect us.

The heroine, Ginger, who is chosen as the leading maiden of the festival, falls in love with various individuals, while leading a successful festival. The capture targets consist of five (plus one, who is hidden) people. Each route has three endings: Happy, Bad, and True.

Is it fine to leave the initial information as is for the time being?

Oh, there’s also a sequel, but I don’t know much about it as I had passed away before I could play it.

But, if the villainess’ personality differs too much, will the story really proceed according to the game?

The game version of Reginald was quite indifferent to Euphemia. He’d simply continued his engagement because it would fend off other women. Sadly, it’s definitely thrown away if the heroine enters his route.

In the meantime, I can eat a lot of delicious food, so all’s well that ends well.

Through thick and thin, my thoughts would always come back to food first.

And anyway, I had liked 2D characters but exclusively the 2D aspect. I don’t particularly enjoy three dimensional romances. I loved being in love with the person on the other side of the screen.

Besides, in the first place, Reginald never wanted to meet with Euphemia.

Reginald and Euphemia would meet only when it was necessary. In other words, if you don’t want to then you don’t have to go out of your way to meet him!

…There was a time I’d thought that, yeah.

It was only a few days later that my hopes were shattered: I had been invited to the royal palace directly by Reginald himself.

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I Reincarnated as a Villainess in an Otome Game, but I’m Still Stupid Inside [Chapter Three]

Studying Something Stupid (Part I)

The other day, I, Hououin Ayaka, the Empress, accidentally exposed my underwear to a boy of the same age (from physical age perspective). The hem of my skirt caught on a desk, and it was lifted.

Hmm… If you need to know who saw it, then it’s the otome game hero. No way, did he have a lucky pervert constitution? At such a young age…! (Eh? Did I self-destruct and cause the situation? Haha, no way, it was definitely just a skill he had since birth.)

By the way, the underwear I had been wearing was, sadly, a bear print.

…I’ll say this right now, that’s not my hobby or anything! It’s a waste to buy new ones, so I just let it be. (Did you know? Even though they’re just bear print, it’s about twice as expensive as ordinary underwear…! I can’t just throw them out just because the design doesn’t suit my taste!)

After that embarrassing episode, I decided to train my abilities as Hououin Ayaka for an ‘All’s Well that Ends Well’ situation. After all, even if I get angry, it’s not like anything will be solved. If I work harder, my shame is sure to be erased. Yup. Probably. No, definitely.

As for the first step, I’m doing my best to get him to call me by my first name.

“Hey, Kaname, Kaname.”

“…What?”

Ehehe, I just wanted to say your name.”

“…”

“Kaname, Kaname, Kaname, Kaname… Ouch!”

“Don’t call people’s names needlessly.”

I glared at him with teary eyes while rubbing at the spot he’d just flicked. It hurt so much! It hurts! What a vicious technique!

“Why… By calling your name over and over, I just wanted to produce a submi… Was it a submarine? I was aiming for that effect…”

“You mean subliminal effect. You’re stupid, but you sure have some strange knowledge. It doesn’t fit this situation because its roots lay in the subconscious.”

…You sure know a lot despite being ten years old. Damn, this is too out of my expectations. This guy…

“…Well, I don’t really care. For now, I’ll return the test you took to measure your academic abilities.”

Those words caused me to become alert. The test had been nothing more than proof that Kaname was senseless.

…You see, when someone is reincarnated, wouldn’t they possess cheats from their previous life because they have the brain of an adult? Additionally, because a child’s brain is flexible, you could combine the knowledge from your previous life while learning new concepts at an incredible pace. In other words, you’d become a genius!

I remember my previous life, but I’m only 10 years old, so I can’t expect much from art-related things, but if I study, then I should make it in time. Even though I was stupid, I was still decent at studying. Furthermore, Empress-sama’s brain had originally been excellent. So, if I do my best from now on, then by the time that I reach high school – the game’s stage – then I’d be quite the genius!

…There was a time that I’d thought like that.

“For the time being, the answers for the elementary school problems aren’t bad. Your foundations for middle school are also well-established… The problem is for the high school curriculum. But aren’t the math questions quite easy?”

…Am I expected to know how to answer advanced math and physics questions when I’m only ten years old…!

I’m a humanities person! In high school, I almost abandoned my science subjects aside from Biology. (Well, it might be more accurate to say that they were completely beyond my scope, to begin with!)

“…We, well, it’s it okay to just focus on the middle school lessons for now? To become a middle school student, I’ll have to take the entrance examination.”

During this time, I learned some new facts that were not mentioned in the game.

[Surprised] First, Oudou Academy, the school attended by Empress-sama, was a dormitory-based academy. This was where “Prisoner of the Minatare Garden” would unfold.

…That setting was definitely a surprise.

Second, since Kaname was to be the de-facto ruler of the academy, he had a group of followers – most of whom he had known since kindergarten – who currently attended the same school as him. (The dormitory life begins at High School, and the Oudou Academy consists of kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and high school!).

I would be transferring starting middle school. I knew Empress-sama was new to the school, but that would mean that although Empress-sama was a stranger to the school, she created a caste system while keeping the highest position for herself, all within the three years it takes to complete middle school.

…What a scary girl.

As for a reason for transferring, my family wanted me to attend the same school as Kaname. When I thought that I’d finally be able to start treating him like my dog at school, I was thrilled!

…But then my father made me swear to “follow whatever Kaname said” Damn it!

Anyway, back to the main topic. Right now, I’m a fifth-grader at an all-girls school. Ufufu. Before lunch, we say our prayers, but, in fact, I’m not religious at all! (Wait, does worshipping the god who reincarnated me into this otome game count as being religious?)

Though they’re quite stubborn and the sisters scold me sometimes, everyone there was kind to me, so I was actually quite sad to leave. Everyone would often bring me fancy snacks and stroke my head. (What? Wait a minute… Am I being treated like a dog?)

…Well, but it is a sacrifice that can’t be helped if I want to rule as the academy’s Empress. First of all, it’s a transfer that my father is forcing on me! (I said it twice because it’s important) I can’t go against it!

“First, you have to study for the transfer exam. When you get into middle school, you can then focus on high school studies… I don’t think it’s too late for you.”

Wow, that’s quite some preemptive learning. It’s no wonder that the pace of the lessons was so fast.

However, I definitely won’t put off working on sine, cosine, tangents, vectors, or newtons anymore! In the past, my brain would completely stop functioning whenever it came to mathematical formulas or scientific symbols, but that doesn’t have to be the case here!

I sighed deeply, throwing the excuses in my heart away.

“… I’m saying this because you shouldn’t have a problem with the transfer exam.”

What? I didn’t understand what he meant and blinked. Meanwhile, Kaname had a bitter expression on his face.

“Listen carefully, idiot… You’re doing pretty well compared to your age group. I’m just surprised because I honestly didn’t think you could solve even basic middle school problems, let alone high school ones. So the rumor about your grades being good, even though you act like an idiot, was true.”

As soon as I registered his unexpected words, I was so relieved that I fell back into my chair.

…That’s right! It’s because I’m an adult and have Empress-sama’s brain! My studies as a rich kid are progressing, but there’s a monster beside me! No matter what, I cannot lose to a ten-year-old kid!

Ah, I’m so glad. Kaname had been really mean just then, but since I’m relieved right now, I’ll just give him a special warning!

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I Was Reincarnated as a Villainess, but My Fiancé (Main Hero) is Taking Care of Me?! [Prologue]

Prologue: The Villainess’ Self-Awareness

Light brown hair paired with bright red eyes, which were sharp yet warm at the same time. Both the shape of his face and his features themselves were perfect. Further, he was quite tall. Just looking at his smile made ten out of ten women turn red. It’s like he’s from a race that only exists in otome games or shoujo manga.

Well, that’s not wrong, because this is the world of an otome game.

In front of me stands Reginald Banks, the Banks Kingdom’s first prince. He’s the main hero of an otome game I played in my previous life. Meanwhile, I’m—.

…Euphemia Aiden, the villainess of “Maiden of the Fairies…

I, Euphemia Aiden, too appear inside this otome game, except as the villainess. I’m not the heroine or a mob character, but the villainess. If you’re asking what a villainess is, she’s the biggest barrier that stands between the heroine and the capture targets. That’s my role.

“…Euphemia-jyou, is something the matter?”

Reginald peers into my face, contorting that handsome face of his into a worried expression. However, it’s not like I can be honest here. How was I supposed to explain something as crazy as memories from a previous life to him? Further, our parents were very pleased with this engagement, so it can no longer be canceled.

However, I can’t ignore him either. ‘What’s wrong?’ How do I answer that?

“N-no, it’s nothing…” I say and laugh as much as I can.

Just as she had appeared in the otome game, Euphemia was a beautiful girl. She had fluffy, light brown hair, which reached her waist, and sharp but beautiful blue eyes. With the exception of her temperament, she was known as a ‘perfect’ nobleman’s daughter.

…But I don’t remember doing anything particularly terrible as Euphemia yet. Was there a bug in the game?

Well, nothing will change even if I’ve remembered. Thankfully, there isn’t a death route for the villainess in this game, so I’m relieved.

Keeping this in mind, I look into Reginald’s face. Ah, he really is handsome. However, rather than thinking about that, I need a way to overcome this situation.

Today is our first meeting since the engagement was officially decided. I could at least imitate normalcy…but the sweets in front of me looked like they were calling my name.

Uh, I really want to eat them. I want to eat. But I can’t. No, I can’t stand it anymore, I can’t—

The temptation of the sweets in front of me were too great, I couldn’t win. I slowly reached for a dessert, taking a cookie and throwing it in my mouth. I chewed several times before swallowing.

…It’s delicious. As expected from a dessert made by the royal palace’s chef.

It’s so delicious! It was worth reincarnating into this game for just these alone!

I screamed inside my heart as I picked up a cookie and then another. Delicious, delicious, delicious! With that echoing in my mind, I chewed each cookie. I’d nearly forgotten the presence of Reginald in front of me.

“…Hmm.”

As he was looking at me, I noticed that he had a meaningful smile on his face. Soon, our official first meeting since the engagement ended. I think it – probably – went well. That was my selfish belief, anyway.

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I Don’t Care, So Let Me Go Home! [Chapter Three]

Chapter Three

Good day everyone, this is Rururia.

Why am I alone – except for a maid – at the royal palace, you ask? Well, to explain that, we’re going to have to rewind a bit.

Three days earlier, father managed to recover from fainting and went to his office, complaining that he was going to go bald.

Actually, I wanted to tell him that he should worry about that for the rest of his life, but refrained because it was a bit too disrespectful.

On the matter of the reward, the final decision had been: “It is for our people, not our own House.” When I’d heard that, I’d really felt that my father and I were blood related.

It was decided that we would tell the people that we were celebrating elder brother’s transfer to another department, which had taken place last month. Well, even if we say that it was a department change, it’s not like his designation changed at all, but I guess from the perspective of those in our territory, a celebration was a celebration.

Then, father handed me a letter and spoke with a clear expression.

“This is???”

“His Majesty wants to give you the reward directly, so go to the royal palace.”

No, no, no, no, no!! I’d punted this responsibility to my father, hadn’t I?!

That is how I was sent to the royal palace by my family, who all had refreshed smiles on their faces. Ah, I wonder if this made the reward easier to accept for them.

For me, an invitation had come from Irene-sama after all, and Sara hadn’t stopped complaining. Even though I had three days until the meeting with His Majesty, I couldn’t even relax one bit!

…I’m sorry, that’s a lie. I ate sweets with Sara, embroidered, read books, and had a good time in general. What? Got a problem with that?

“Manya, I wonder why this has happened.”

“It’s because lady luck was with milady.”

What a cruel maid! I’m not going to accept your romance consultations anymore, okay!

“I apologize for the wait, milady. His Majesty had a prior appointment that seems to be running over.”

Manya was neither an especially good or bad maid. If we’re talking about her best point, then it’s probably her ability to deal with me.

I let out a sigh. “Well, if His Majesty is busy then I’ll probably be able to get the reward and leave straight away.”

“You don’t sound like you believe your own words.”

That’s right…he went to all the trouble of calling me – the daughter – instead of father. Something’s up. But Manya, it’s okay for people to have dreams, you know.

While I had spaced out in the carriage, we arrived at the royal palace. Manya completed the arrival procedures for me and then some knights had asked us to the waiting room, where I was quietly enjoying tea. Hmm, it’s delicious!!

“I apologize for making you wait, Rururia-sama.”

Bu—hooo! I’d spit out the entire contents of my cup in shock. The person in front of me looked amused, but I couldn’t have been more embarrassed.

“…Pardon me, Your Excellency, knight commander.”

That’s right!! It’s the murderer (knight commander)!! Just why are you here?!

“His Majesty asked me to escort you to him Rururia-sama….but…” He’s reaching out to escort me gracefully, but he’s laughing! He’s talking about escorting me while blue in the face from stifling his laughter. Calm down me, I have to at least smile.

“Thank you very much.”

It can’t be helped. Just tolerate it. This teenager has a delicate heart is all. But it seems that his laughter shows no signs of stopping. Well, I’m glad that you’re in a good mood at least!

When he realized that I was staring at him, the murderous and rude bastard (knight commander) bowed slightly. “I apologize for my rudeness. It was just so wonderful that…haha…I was blown away…”

We got a lot of attention from others as we passed by them. Their eyes went wide at the unusual sight of the knight leader – famed as the ice-cold knight – laughing.

“I’ll take it as a compliment.” I tried to reply calmly, with a perfect smile, but my voice was definitely unhappy.

That’s when he started laughing aloud! Excuse me, just where did the ice-cold knight go? Hey, knight commander?

It’s fine, it’s fine, but for the time being can you please stop laughing, I wonder.



“Now this is a rare sight.”

In the end, this rude bastard (knight commander) didn’t stop laughing even when we reached His Majesty’s room. I can’t believe him. Please don’t laugh in front of His Majesty like that, it’s rude.

“My apologies for the tardiness…” He escorted me perfectly even while laughing like that. If you play with a maiden’s feelings like you’re just going to get told off, you know!

Well, in my case, I feel like I’ve been played around with in a different way though.

“I am grateful for your invitation, Your Majesty.”

Let’s ignore that rude bastard (knight commander) for now and greet His Majesty.

“I’m glad you’ve arrived safely. Now please, sit down.”

While I was wary of His Majesty, who seemed to be in a very good mood, I thought I’d thank that rude guy (knight commander) for escorting me before sitting down so I turned towards him.

…Why are you sitting too?!

That rude bastard (knight commander), who didn’t miss my suspicious expression, burst out laughing once again. (Hey, if you’re a gentleman then you should have ignored it!) Your ‘boiling point’ is pretty low today, huh? Mr. Ice-Cold Knight (LOL)…

He turns away from me but keeps laughing. Reluctantly, I take a seat next to him. It’s the only seat available after all!

“I’m curious about this unusual sight, so let’s get rid of our tasks first.”

…Your Majesty, there should only be one ‘task.’ What else is there?!

His Majesty hands me a sealed letter that an attendant had been holding onto. My reverent expression when accepting the letter was really impressive.

But it seems that I don’t have to open it because it’s addressed to my father!

“This is the reward for your territory. You’ll find ten barrels of a treasured royal wine and a subsidy – accepting your application for a levee protection project – written in the letter.”

Alright! We got something surprisingly good, father!!

As it was a rather weak application, the subsidy had been put off for a long time. With this, everyone will be happy.

“Thank you very much. We are very grateful, Your Majesty.” After I thanked him wholeheartedly, His Majesty suddenly gave me a big smile. Why??

“They had terrible attitudes, but they’re quite handsome. This young maiden gave a bigger smile to these documents than she did to them…Have you already withered despite your young age?”

Excuse me, Your Majesty, that was far too direct.

“Hmm…that’s not really the case. It’s just…” Ah, to be honest, wasn’t the way I was headed too disrespectful?! Then, I took a look at His Majesty’s face and felt from his expression that it would be fine even if I spoke freely. “No matter how you look at it, those people would have been more harmful than beneficial to me, whereas this subsidy is good for both my territory and family. It’s useless to compare them.”

I feel like I can hear big brother shouting: “Stop it!” But it must be a hallucination.

“Oh, oh? It would be more harmful than beneficial!”

Your Majesty, why are your eyes shining? No, it’s okay, I won’t ask so please just let me go! Your expression right now is way too powerful! I’m just a young girl, okay!

“I see it now! My eyes weren’t wrong after all!”

I’m glad that he’s in a good mood, but why is even the guy next to me reacting?! I won’t think “rude bastard” every time I see you anymore, so please help me leave, Your Excellency, knight commander!

“Your Majesty, there is no doubt. I wonder if we can move on to the main subject now.”

No, no, the main subject is over. What are you talking about? I. Want. To. Go. Home.

“Yes! That’s right!” His Majesty nodded powerfully, proclaiming the following with a glittering smile on his face. “Rururia Talbot! From this moment onward, you will be appointed as the King’s exclusive venting partner!”[1]

I’m so stunned that I forget my heavy shoulders and clench my fists involuntarily.

Eh, can’t I decline this somehow?!

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I Don’t Care, So Let Me Go Home! [Chapter Two]

Chapter Two

All His Highness, the Crown Prince’s, allegations had been proven false. His Highness, the second prince, the Crown Prince’s brother then announced “Irene, whom I was aiming for, has lost her fiancée! I’m so happy.”

The knights peacefully took away His Highness, the Crown Prince, and Maria-san, who were so stunned that they looked soulless. He’s being disinherited, huhー.

After that, the graduation party continued in full swing, thanks to His Imperial Highness’ quick skill. It was as if nothing had happened at all.

…Ehhh, is this really okay? With just that???

Multiple great personages seemed to come towards me, who had become strangely conspicuous because of the scene caused by His Highness, so I kept to the shadows. Ah!! A special desert was lost because of that whole scene.

I thought victory was in sight after the party was drawing to a close. I’d even managed to get a servant to wrap me up a portion of cake to go.

Ah…I felt like my graduation was essentially ruined because of that fiasco, but I didn’t really care. Right now, I just wanted to go home. I had started walking with the mob towards the direction of the exit, when I was called from behind. I was caught off guard. Who was it???

“Rururia Talbot-sama, Irene-sama would like to thank you in person. Would you please come with me?” Irene’s handsome and graceful servant bowed in front of me.

My house felt awfully far right now, oi.

“That’s very kind of you, thank you. But I just told the truth,” I hid my desire to go home behind my smile. But, it’s not like you could go home if you were summoned by a Duke’s daughter!

…I have no choice but to go, huh? There really isn’t…”

“No, you’ve done something amazing. It’s not just something anyone can do, openly standing up to His Highness, the Crown Prince, like you did.” The valet praises me with a smile, but somehow, I don’t feel complimented at all.

I refused to have the guide escort me like a gentleman and instead simply followed him.

Because!!! These servants, even though they were servants, have their own fan clubs. Please don’t involve me!!! I’m trembling!!

I mean, in the first place, that servant’s smile seemed cold.

I mean, this valet’s smile was chilly. I felt like I would get caught if I did anything improper in front of him!

Even though I’m a bonafide daughter of an Earl!!

As I followed him, a cold sweat ran down my back. I want to go back home!

Irene-sama really is loved by various noblemen. Moreover, all of them are handsome (LOL). It’s not like I’m jealous of you! After all, when I get home I’ll get to see my older brother, who’s a handsome guy, so bite me.

It seemed that we had arrived by the time I finished daydreaming.

The servant lightly knocked and then a beautiful and talented maid appeared. That’s Irene-sama’s maid, isn’t it?

“I’ve brought Rururia Talbot-sama.”

“Please come in.”

I was guided inside and entered quietly. I just wanted to leave already. I wanted to get back home soon. I wanted to return right now.

“We’ve brought Rururia Talbot-sama.”

“Please come in.”

But, upon immediately seeing the room that I had entered….

—Can I leave right now?!!

After my soul flew away to another place for a moment, I curtsied, taking care to look as elegant as possible.

“Thank you for your invitation. I am Count Talbot’s daughter, Rururia.”

Yes, yes, but isn’t this too much formality for just Irene-sama?

“Yes, please do not worry about us and relax.”

That’s obviously impossible!! Ah, if I were a lady with a weak constitution, I would have fainted immediately…I kind of hate my unnecessarily steely nerves.

“I’m honored by your consideration, Your Majesty.”

Let me introduce you to the people in the room, from the top.

His Majesty (the King), His Royal Highness (the Second Prince), the second prince of a neighboring country, the leader of the knights (the bastard with the killing intent), the director of the academy (Marquis), Irene-sama (the daughter of a duke), and a valet.

The tension in this room is too high, I can’t speak! It’s painful because there was too much political power gathered in this room. How are the servants so calm…? Are you guys really really servants???

“Please look up. We’re gathered here casually, so please feel free to relax.”

That was His Royal Highness, the second prince. I really want to tear off that beautiful blond hair of his.

“Please sit over here, Miss Rururia.”

But before that, (though I’ve graduated) could you do your student a favor and tell everyone else to leave this room, director?

“Then, excuse me.”

Eh? The designated seat was next to the captain of the knights (the bastard with the killing intent)??! I try to sit as far away from him as possible.

“I’m grateful to you for telling the truth back there, Rururia-jyou.”

“No, as a member of nobility, I’ve only done as was expected of me, Your Highness.”

His Highness, the prince of the neighboring country, who had relaxed the atmosphere earlier, was speaking with me as if we were close for some reason. It was strange, considering that His Highness is quite famous for rejecting and staying distant from women.

“Please don’t be so humble, Rururia-jyou. I was there and you were incredible.”

“Thank you for the compliment, director.”

For some reason, the director of the academy, who was famous for never complimenting anyone, relaxed his strict-looking but beautiful face and complimented me. The suitors were so handsome and endless, that apparently the Marquis had gotten sick of it and become the director to repel them. I don’t understand.

“Even I couldn’t have spoken up in that kind of setting. Thank you very much.”

“Thank you for your kind words, Prince Harold.” The second prince of our neighboring kingdom, Al-Fayed, who was famous for his poisonous tongue was expressing gratitude towards me without a single hint of sarcasm for some reason. He was handsome with grace suitable for a prince, but it was well known in our country and his own that he dislikes women because he thought of them as frivolous. I don’t understand what’s happening.

“…”

Oi! Say something Mr. Commander of the Knights (the bastard with the killing intent)! Get with the atmosphere!

Just as his name suggested, the Knight Commander (or bastard with the killing intent), is famous for being ice-cold. Though his lack of expression doesn’t affect his handsomeness. Well, though, his attitude is still preferable, because it’s less creepy than these misogynists suddenly taking such attitudes towards me.

Seriously, aren’t these guys all supposed to dislike women??

“Rururia-jyou. Thank you from me as well…I didn’t expect you to speak up like that…” Although she was sitting down, Irene-sama gracefully lowered her head. At her melancholic smile paired with her last words, the men around me began to comfort her all at once.

Ah…it’s a second farce.

It was so ridiculous that I’m omitting all their comments to speed up the story.

Then, after watching Irene-sama being pampered, His Majesty, the King, called out to me. By the way, why are you here exactly?

“As they have all said, we are very grateful. If you’d like, I’d like to give you a reward. Is there anything that you would like?”

Ah! Something insane was just said!

I don’t need it; I really don’t need it. I’m from a lower aristocratic family. My father, mother and older brother all have weak stomachs, so please forgive us. We can’t handle something like this.

Well, it’s not like I can exactly refuse right here but, I don’t want to take care of this myself. Big brother, it’s your time up to bat!

While I casually thought of turning responsibility to my brother, I imagined him bemoaning the situation as he cried “it’s impossible” while grabbing at his hurting stomach. Wait, that’s right! I’m still merely the daughter of an Earl. I still have a father to protect me!

“Then, Your Majesty, is it alright to be forward?”

“Yes, of course, tell me.”

I felt the surrounding atmosphere becoming a bit colder, but I didn’t care too much. If I paid too much attention to them then I’d lose it. “If it’s alright, I would like for my father, the patriarch of House Talbot, to decide.”

“Are you sure? But, of course it’s alright.”

“Thank you very much for your kindness. Then, I hope you’ll forgive my father for bothering you at a later date.”

Yes, yes. Now, get up and curtsey. Alright, in one move I had thrown all the responsibility over to my father. Okay, I’ll buy some stomach medicine before I head home. Oh god, please protect my father’s weak stomach.

“You know, if you had been a greedier girl, then you could have picked a marriage partner from this lineup.”

“Your Majesty,” His Highness, the second prince, glared at his father, who was speaking happily. No, it’s okay, I don’t like any of you in this room one bit. I can foresee trouble if I get involved with any of them. Like, even if we had an unlimited number of stomach medications at home, it might not be enough.

I feel a little bad for His Majesty, but I ignored his words with a smile. Man, smiling really is convenient.

Ano…if you wouldn’t mind, perhaps we could have a tea party next week.”

Oh, do you want to be friends with me, Irene-sama? Is that why you’re inviting me? Hm, now that I think about it, Maria-san was the same; she had only a few female friends. Wait, so you don’t have anyone but people who worship you, Irene-sama??

Irene-sama, who looks excited at the prospect of the visit, is quite cute. The people around me…Don’t get all affectionate now!!

However.

“Thank you for your kind invitation. Would it be alright if I asked Sara Wales, daughter of Earl Wales, to accompany me?”

Yes, I’ve asked if I can bring a friend. Attending with a close friend would give off the impression that you didn’t want to spend time with anyone else. Sorry about that, Irene-sama. It’s just, if I become friends with you then I’ll have to get involved with everyone else in this room. Irene-sama also seems vulnerable to pushiness, so I might get dragged into something with her.

I apologize to my friend Sara, who I had gotten involved in this mess.

Irene’s face clouded over at my response (that’s just fine with me) and the men in the room began to get angry with me.

“It’s amazing that you’d turn down the invitation of a Duke’s daughter.” Ah, that poisonous tongue is back. Your Highness, this chilly attitude is actually much better than before. I’m not a masochist, though.

You guys expect a woman to give in if you glare at her? Sorry, but, the outcome has already been decided.

“You’re bolder than I thought!” His Highness, the second prince, lamented. Well, I’m sorry about that.

I didn’t know how intentional it looked, but I opened my fan a little and placed it in front of my mouth. “I’m very sorry Irene-sama! It’s just…I happened to have a tea time scheduled with Sara next week, so…”

Well, that’s a total lie, but it’s okay because sometimes I’m Sara’s alibi when she’s wandering around town.

The men seem to be in a bad mood, but I won’t be scared of them anymore. Rather, I feel sorry for them. They’re quite a bit older than me (more like uncles, if we’re being honest) but they’re glaring outright at a sixteen year old girl. It’s pathetic.

Oh no. I see His Majesty looking my way and the second prince is evaluating me with cold eyes, even though we’re in front of the king. Hey, hadn’t you guys wanted to thank me? What’s with this treatment? Oh well, I don’t care anymore, so please let me go back home.

 His Majesty, who seemed more interested in me before, sent some wonderful words to the me – who, no matter how you looked at it – looked exhausted.

“You’re quite the interesting girl! You must be tired today, why don’t you return home.”

“Thank you!! Then, please excuse me!!”

I unconsciously thanked him with all my might, oh well, whatever. I can finally go home!

Though, let’s keep it a secret that because of my joy, I forgot to buy stomach medicine on the way back.



“And that’s how a group of adults tried to threaten a young girl into being Irene-sama’s friend. What a terrible story, don’t you agree elder brother?

“Just what is going on in your head that that’s the conclusion you came to?” Brother mumbled that his stomach was hurting. Well, I just stated the facts so it can’t be helped. “Rather than that, by throwing His Majesty’s reward to father…you made him faint.”

That’s right. We held a family meeting immediately after I had returned home. I reported the day’s events, resulting in father and mother – who always got along so well – to collapse in unison.

Father was helped by our butler and muttered, “Why…why…” the entire way to bed. Mother was carried to bed by brother, by the way.

Well, I didn’t want to get blamed by accepting His Majesty’s reward and be told that I’d done something excessive.

As he looked at me, who shrugged, my brother grabbed his stomach. Oh no, what to do…it’ll be okay, brother.

“Isn’t it usually just a cash reward?”

“If you ask for a specific amount, you might be seen as disrespectful…”

That’s right. This had occurred to me so I’d thrown the responsibility towards father.

“But more than that, what do you think about those troublesome people, elder brother?” I’m reminded of Irene-sama’s entourage (LOL). They seem more problematic than Maria-san, to be honest.

“Ah, that’s right…now that Irene-sama’s engagement has been broken, one of them is sure to propose to her.” Elder brother groans, wrinkles forming between his eyes. After all, now there’s a possibility that the most powerful people in the kingdom will fight for a single beautiful girl (LOL). There’s even the possibility of a civil war.

Well, that’s just how it is.

“Do your best, elder brother!!”

“You think about it some too!! Ugh…my stomach!!”

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I Reincarnated as a Villainess in an Otome Game, but I’m Still Stupid Inside [Chapter Two]

I’ve Been Stupid Since I Was Born

Oh no!

I was only supposed to treat Kaname like a dog when we were alone. It was just supposed to look like we were playing house…!

With this, the relationship had started to deviate from the original beginning!

“…As you can see, our Ayaka likes imitating dogs like this, even though she’s already ten years old.”

My father, with a sigh, made me get up from my hands and knees to my feet.

“Yesterday, she told a servant, ‘I’ll be getting my own dog soon! When that happens, I’ll no longer need you… Oh, but while I don’t need you as a dog, I need you as a maid! I don’t want you to leave.’ and I was deeply troubled by her outburst…”

Hahahaha, father, what are you talking about? Until yesterday, I was Empress-sama, not a reincarnate, so there’s no way I would have said something so childish… I mean, I didn’t have my previous life’s memories then.

Well, when I think back on it, without my memories, I’m just a child in this lifetime. Somehow though, I had been convinced that I would have a dog named Kaname someday. Oh wow, that made me sound less like a wise child and more like an idiot, didn’t it?

…What the hell! An emergency has occurred! An emergency has occurred! The reincarnation and my previous life’s memories were pushing the otome game’s plot off the rails.

“…No, not at all. She’s a childish, but adorable young lady. She’s very different from our Kaname, who doesn’t even smile at home.”

“No, no, I’ve heard rumors about how smart and excellent he is.” With that, father bowed his head. Hey, father! You’re the head of the Hououin family! You can’t just bow your head like that! Shouldn’t this be a scene where you look down on people, like we’re from the heavens, and give them orders? The words that came out of his mouth sounded ridiculous, but for some reason, only to me.

“Please leave your excellent son in charge of training my stupid daughter! She’s too foolish to take over our house! She can’t do it! If she doesn’t do as you say, even a little violence is okay!”

What the hell is this?!

“…I don’t understand… I don’t get it… How did this happen?”

“Hey, stupid. Don’t look so down, let’s move on to our next task…”

“Don’t call me stupid!” I glared at Kaname, who had spoken with no expression, and called me ‘stupid’ like it was natural. “I have a name, and it’s Hououin Ayaka! You should mind your manners as the son of a subordinate family! I’m the only daughter of the Hououin family, you know?!”

“…I have been entrusted with your education by the head of the Hououin family. I even have permission to raise my hand a little.”

The one speaking, while smacking the table, is a little boy. I had no choice but to be shocked.

…I’m a former adult, right?

As someone who played the game, I know that I wasn’t like the Empress-sama at all.

Even as a ten-year-old kid, I know that my power comes not from me but from my parents. Unlike the Empress-sama in the game, I don’t have any authority from being gorgeous and clever. I can’t stand alone without my family’s backing.

…But… Still.

“At least call me ‘Ayaka’ properly.”

I can’t let it pass that my name has become ‘stupid.’ Even though I know it’s not particularly ill-intentioned, the name still stings.

For some reason, he frowned at my words. “…Does it really matter what I call you?”

“Of course! It would be nice if the Empress were spoken about in awe, but in place of that, at least don’t call me ‘stupid’. I have my pride, you know?”

“Is that so? …I don’t really care what I’m called, though.”

“…That’s because no one uses an insulting nickname for you…”

“No, at home, they call me the ‘illegitimate one’ all the time, but I don’t particularly care.”

“…!”

I was so shocked by Kaname’s words that I couldn’t even reply.

…That’s right. In the game, the topic is only touched upon in a confrontation with Empress-sama, but it’s mentioned that Kaname is treated coldly at home because he’s the son of a mistress. Further, his brilliance incites his father’s official wife’s anger because he could threaten her own son’s success. That’s why he’s made into Empress-sama’s dog and sold off.

…What the hell.

Now I just feel guilty about trying to make Kaname act like a dog. Only a demon would train a poor boy, unloved by his family, to act like a dog. Though I look like a child, I had the brain of an adult. I’m not the devil.

…Oh, what an awful thing I was trying to do…

“Well, your stupid brain can probably only think of primitive ideas like that. It’s different from my superior brain structure.”

—I totally take it back. This stupid brat! I’ll definitely train you to be my dog!

“…Then, let’s do this.” I point at him with the dignity of an Empress.

“Huh?”

“No matter what you call me, I will continue to call you Kaname! As you get used to being called that, you’ll eventually become happy that someone uses your name properly. Then, you’ll start calling me ‘Ayaka’ when you realize the value of a name.”

It’s important to recognize your name when you’re a dog. It’s the first step! Though helping someone recognize the importance of their name is a parent’s job, I’ll take responsibility and teach him myself because they won’t do it.

That’s the first step to living like the original Empress-sama!

“…Is that so. I don’t care what you call me.”

“If you don’t care, then stop calling me ‘stupid!’ Now, let’s make a promise!” I forcibly take his hand and entwine my pinky with his. In short, it’s a pinky promise.

“…What are you trying to do?”

“Don’t you know what pinky promises are?”

Do children nowadays not use pinky promises? Am I too old fashioned? That’s really a shame. I feel more like an aunt than an older sister right now.

“When you make a promise, entwine your fingers like this and sing.”

“…I won’t swallow something like that.” [1]

“Then don’t break your promise. There, the promise has been made, and you can’t back out anymore!”

I stick out my tongue before laughing invincibly, like an Empress.

“Be prepared to be called by your name, Kaname. Be prepared to be happy!”

It’s dog training, after all.

“…I don’t really care but, you’ve managed to hook the hem of your skirt onto the desk.”

“Ah! What a blunder as a lady… Tell me something like that sooner!”

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[1] He’s referring to the thousand needles that you’ll swallow if you break the promise.

I Reincarnated as a Villainess in an Otome Game, but I’m Still Stupid Inside [Chapter One]

The Stupid Child I Remembered

“Ayaka, let me introduce you. This is Ryudoji Kaname. Please get along with each other.”

It was my tenth birthday. The moment I laid eyes on the boy with a disappointed expression my father brought before me, a conviction rose. Long-held suspicions were confirmed, and everything changed.

I’m the rival character and villainess of the otome game “The Prisoner of the Miniature Garden”, which I was addicted to in my previous life. The Hououin family’s Ayaka, that was who I had been reincarnated as.

“The Prisoner of the Miniature Garden” is an otome game set in a school for children of wealthy families. It featured dormitory life.

The headmaster took in the heroine, who had no relatives, and asked her to reform the school where family power dictated social standing. Those at the top did whatever they pleased with impunity.

The protagonist, who had grown up among commoners, entered the school despite being terribly out of place to repay the headmaster’s kindness. That bright girl with a straightforward character had a commoner’s gaze and didn’t evaluate others by their social standing. This included powerful capture targets.

One of them, the main capture target – Ryudoji Kaname – stood before me. The second son of the second-largest corporation among those enrolled at the academy. He’s an ore-sama, the student council president, the school’s top power. Though confident and arrogant, he has the requisite skills to back it up: capable of his work while being good at sports and academics.

Nicknamed the “Emperor”, he became interested in the heroine because she didn’t try to flatter him. He eventually fell in love with her after she discovered the darkness inside his heart.

However, he had an opponent that he couldn’t go against no matter what.

“—Kaname.”

A very slender man standing next to my father pushed the boy’s shoulder.

As his beauty was similar to the boy, this was probably his father.

“Ayaka-san is the daughter of an essential client of the Ryudoji family… Do you understand?

The attractive boy – with features similar to a lovely young girl – distorted his face in displeasure at his father’s words.

The person that he can’t defeat is me, Hououin Ayaka, who is the most important character in the game.

The sole daughter of the Hououin family – owners of the largest corporation among those affiliated with the academy – who have ties to royalty. They are an old and venerable family of honorable origins and high social standing. Ayaka is the most powerful person at the academy and the one who established its caste system.

More arrogant than any other and merciless towards those that opposed her, she thoroughly harassed the protagonist, who came to change the academy and attempted to get rid of her at every turn. No matter what route one chooses or how high the favorability is with the chosen target, the game cannot be won unless the school is reformed and Ayaka is driven out.

Her character design truly gives off the feeling of a powerful villainess: beautiful loosely curled golden hair, a severe but beautiful countenance, and a fearless smile.

Because the cooperation of the Hououin family was indispensable to the Ryudoji’s, the revered “Emperor” Kaname became Ayaka’s dog. To secure the family’s relationship, the mistress’ illegitimate son was given to Ayaka as a ‘toy’ on her tenth birthday by his own father.

That exact situation is unfolding now.

Though seemingly on equal standing on the outside, behind everyone’s back, Kaname is made to wear a collar and behave like a dog in front of Ayaka. Due to his position, he can’t oppose her. The prideful Kaname is psychologically driven into a corner. To cope with his resentment, he goes through life with an arrogant attitude.

That’s too dark a relationship for two ten-year-old kids to jump into. When the game hit the market, people were complaining on the forums.

First, they said that Ayaka’s character was too dark. That she was basically the Queen of S&M. And while there’s no official name for her in the game, the fans called her the “Empress” because Kaname was the “Emperor”.

Well, I seem to have been reincarnated as that character.

What is the best way to proceed from here on out?

Unless the protagonist fails to capture a target, the ending that awaits Ayaka is a sad one: expelled from the academy each time. The best way to avoid this is to treat Kaname well.

…However.

Kaname waits for me to speak with a bitter look on his face. It would be pretty fun to see such a beautiful boy (well, I’m beautiful in this life as well) swing between happiness and despair through only my actions. He belongs to me, after all.

In my past life, I was a pretty hopeless kid. I don’t really want to admit this, but I might have been pretty stupid as well?

I was perpetually clumsy, with my head in the clouds: a natural airhead. If you want to say it nicely, you might have called me quirky. If you were mean, it was like I was an alien.

I was always laughed at and messed with.

I was so clumsy that my company even fired me. Afterward, I had eaten the leftovers from my fridge and drank sake desperately. However, the leftovers were so old that I ended up gagging and then dying from food poisoning.

In other words, I was the lowest of the low.

God’s mercy must have allowed me to be reborn as Empress-sama.

Empress-sama was a villainess, but a really cool one. Whether she drove people out of the academy or otherwise oppressed them, she did it in a dignified manner, justifying it by saying, “I just did what I thought was correct.” She never gave in to the heroine.

Even when she was taking care of Kaname.

“Oh my, it looks like a dog has appeared with a man’s face… Alright, the young lady who made you make such an expression will release you now. My father and I aren’t so petty as to break a contract, though if it does get broken, it seems that Ryudoji Daiichi will be the one most troubled.”

That’s right. It’s easty to say that Ayaka was someone who lived according to her beliefs.

Honestly, I’m numb right now. I’ve longed for this role. Empress-sama was actually a trendy character, with a fan site dedicated to her. (There was a lot of variation of the Ayaka/Kaname shippers: from Empress-sama x Hetare President, S&M Master/Slave, and to the Empress-sama gender swap genre, in which she naturally became the seme).

Anyway, if I had become such a girl, then I would like to experience a world that I did not have in my last life. Besides, even the most miserable ending was just expulsion from the academy. It wasn’t like her house fell into destitution.

Besides, with Empress-sama’s high specs and background, wouldn’t she be able to get rid of the scandals, transfer to another school, and continue living gracefully?

It’ll be sad that all those good looking guys will come to hate me because I harm the heroine, but it’s not like I can become her either. It’s because a stupid child like me has weak romancing skills.

It would be better to play out Empress-sama’s life and continue to enjoy myself until I was expelled.

“—Kaname. From today onwards, you are my dog.”

I declared this while staring straight at him, smiling fearlessly. Just you wait, heroine, I’ll show you a true flower of evil.

“…”

That’s right, and Kaname’s unexpected reply to my enthusiastic declaration was, “A dog you say… What should I do specifically?”

…What?”

“Um, well… You have to listen to whatever I say. If I ask you to be a dog, then I want you to imitate one!”

“Even if you tell me to imitate a dog… I won’t be able to do it well because I don’t have a dog at home… I don’t understand how to be one in the first place.”

…What the hell?!

Isn’t it standard to have a few Dobermans as guard dogs or a huge, human-sized golden retriever in a rich person’s household?

Wait, actually, even at our home… Mother is allergic to animals… But well, when I think of rich people, I think of dogs! You got a problem with that?!

“…If you really want me to imitate a dog, then I’ll study how to be one to get some knowledge of it for the next time we meet…”

“—There’s no need for that!”

Studying to act like a dog, that’s just nonsense!

Well, it can’t be helped. I’ll teach you directly!

“First of all, you have to get on all fours, okay?”

The hands are key. You can’t do it with your legs, but if you put your palms on the floor, you can imitate paws. If you turn your hands, then you can mimic the softness of a paw.

I just love paws!

“Then, look up with eyes like you’re about to cry!”

Imagine a puppy abandoned in the rain, with its round eyes looking up at you. It’s not completely wet, but imagine that just the tip of its nose being damp… The tip of a dog’s nose is always damp. Hmm, this kind of gives off the image of having rhinitis. Well, something like this is okay for now.

“Finally, bark! Arf arf arf!”

Don’t be shy! Be bold so that the noise echoes throughout the guest room.

…Hmm? Wait, guest room?

“…I’m glad for you, Ayaka. You’ve made a friend, besides the servants, who will go along with your dog play.”

Coming back to reality, I turn towards my father, who sighed as he spoke.

…Ah, father and his important guests are still here.



Translator’s Note: If you thought the beginning sounded really, really familiar, then you are not alone! This was written by the same person that wrote “I’ve Been Reincarnated as this Game’s Villainess, I’ll Train the Main Capture Target to be a Yandere” and from the premise, it seems to be that exact scenario…if Suzune was dumb (*、。艸。)(゚艸゚`*)

Their work runs from funny like this to really, really dark. I read a super scary yandere story from them that wasn’t particularly romantic in my opinion, so I didn’t want to translate it. Then I found this! There’s also the same story in a set of three one-shots, but I decided to go with the serialized version. Why? Because I’m a masochist. The story will probably be more fleshed out this way.

Anyway, hope you all enjoyed it! (`▽´)

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I Don’t Care, So Let Me Go Home! [Chapter One]

Chapter One

-----What a farce.

Right now, I’m in the middle of the graduation ceremony at the Royal Lemaire Magic Academy. Although he’d started by talking about how he’d enjoyed his time as a student, he suddenly began hurling loud accusations that were not at all suitable for the occasion.

Sadly, the culprit was Christophe Lemaire, the Crown Prince of this kingdom.

…Isn’t this useless in a room where national and international heavyweights have gathered???

According to His Highness, his fiancée, Irene, the daughter of Duke Dilaver, had harmed Maria, the daughter of Baron Rouge, who was standing next to him.

Looking at this scene, I hid the laughter that threatened to escape my lips using my fan. The duke’s daughter vs. the baron’s daughter (LOL). When I looked around, I realized that a majority of the young ladies present were also hiding their faces behind their fans. I felt a sense of solidarity.

The perpetrator (the duke’s daughter) and the victim (the baron’s daughter). No matter how you look at it, the victim can’t compete. Rather, the victim (Maria-san) is rather pitiful, isn’t she?

What is His Highness trying to do by saying such things? But, really, His Highness is also pitiful.

Irene-sama stared down His Highness with an icy look as he tried to desperately counter. I sympathized with him a little.

Indeed, His Highness has been so affectionate with Maria-san that Irene-sama had accused him of being unfaithful. He originally brought Maria-san to parties, even though he had a fiancée, and at school she was in Irene’s shadow (not the other way around, sadly).

Irene-sama telling Maria-san to be mindful when with other people’s fiancés is completely valid.

But, that fiancé isn’t beside her…

As expected, when you look behind Irene-sama, you can see a number of high-ranking noblemen from our kingdom and abroad glaring at His Highness with eyes communicating that they wanted to murder him.

Well, it’s a famous story after all.

The rumors about His Highness’ unfaithful behavior (though, rather than rumors it was more like the truth) were pretty recent but since Irene-sama was a child she has been very, very friendly with these noblemen and royals.

In addition, though Irene-sama is amazingly beautiful and clever, her behavior to His Highness has always been cold. It is said that she often asks to break off her engagement with him.

She was surrounded by excellent and handsome lords, while she hated her fiancé. Even if you were not His Highness you would definitely want to run away to somewhere else.

With that said, couldn’t you have done this in secret? Ah, I want to go home already!!

“Moreover!! You’ve pushed Maria down the stairs!!” His Highness shouted loudly enough for all to hear.

Ahーーare you serious? If you can prove that, then it doesn’t matter if she’s a Duke’s daughter or not. Aristocrats have to maintain their reputation after all. If one commits heinous acts then they will be punished: if one rebels, for example, their territory will be taken away, they will have to return their title to the kingdom, and they will become a commoner.

It’s a hard world, after all. Well, this would only be if someone could ‘prove’ it without a reasonable doubt.

His Imperial Highness (the prince of a neighboring state), a margrave, the head of the kingdom’s knights…there were many of them, but anyway, the point is that Irene-sama – who is famous for being supported by such individuals – has no reason to risk it all by making such a mistake.

By the way, the law of our kingdom is ‘we do not punish with mere suspicions alone.’

I wonder if he is going to be disinherited. My sympathies to His Highness, the prince.

“Daughter of Count Talbot, Rururia!!”

“Eeh, yees??!”

Huh? What, what? I let out a strange noise because I had been called out to so suddenly.

Hello, I am Ruruia Talbot. What is it???

As His Highness was calling me for some reason, I had no choice but to go towards the stage.

“Rururia-jyou! Now, please tell me everything honestly!!”

In this kind of atmosphere, it’s not like I could say that I didn’t know anything. For now, let’s say something ambiguous to try and evade the situation!

“Y-yes…”

“There’s no need to hold back because Irene is a Duke’s daughter. You can tell me the truth.”

Huh? What?? What ‘truth’ was he talking about exactly?? Even though you’re on the verge of being disinherited. What am I supposed to say here???

“That’s right! Didn’t you see Irene-sama pushing me down the stairs?”

Maria-san looks up at me with tears in her eyes. I’m a woman though…no that’s not what’s important!!

N-NICE!! Maria-san!!

I see now, I’ve been called here to give eyewitness testimony!

Eh? But I haven’t seen anything though?? When exactly are you talking about??

“Last month, didn’t you see it happen at the eastern tower?”

Eeh!! Can Maria-san perhaps read my mind?!?! What a scary child!!

However, I really don’t remember anything…but I can’t say that after all, can I? That’s because…His Highness is looking at me with an amazing glint in his eyes from behind Maria-san.

Even if it’s a rotten dragon…rather, even though he’s probably going to be disinherited after this, he’s still this kingdom’s prince after allーー.

I wonder how long this will take to wrap up. And I mean, really, just how opportunistic were these people?

Wow, wow, wow.

I’ve never felt such killing intent since I was born. It’s scary!! This was the look I was getting from the captain of the knights! He’s doing this even though I’m a lady! I feel like I’m going to be murdered!

Apparently, whether he’s a knight or not, he’s just a man in front of the woman that he loves. *Sniffle*

I swallowed my scream and apologized to His Highness.

“I’m sorry, Your Highness, I didn’t see anything.”

Yes, I’ve wrapped this up quickly. I’m sorry, Your Highness. That person is way too scary.

“D-don’t lie!!”

“Your Highness, if I had witnessed such a thing then I would have immediately reported it to the school,” I replied rather indifferently.

Oh, the murderous look has weakened a little bit. I was really scaredーーー! Father, Mother, Big Brother, I want to go homeーー!

“T-that’s a lie!! Irene must be threatening you!!”

Maria-san, your act is falling apart. Abandoning it is definitely a bad move.

“Even if you say something like that…”

“Because! When it happened, I was worried and we went to the infirmary together!”

Huh? The infirmary? With Maria-san? In the east tower…

“Ahーーーー!!”

I’ve remembered! Ah, I feel really refreshed!

For some reason, Irene-sama seemed startled by my shout and her face had turned blue.

Why???

In contrast to Irene-sama, Maria-san nodded with a big smile on her face when I seemed to have remembered.

Yes, yes! I feel refreshed as well! So, I answer with a smile.

“We’re talking about that time when Maria-san fell down, right?”

“Eh?”

“Hah?”

“Aah??”

That was Irene-sama, His Highness and Maria-san, in that order. Oh my, Maria-san’s totally let the cat out of the bag.

“I’ve remembered! That was mean, Maria-san. You said Irene-sama pushed you down the stairs, so I couldn’t remember what you were talking about at all.”

Maria rushes towards me, who is all smiles.

“T-that’s the time I mean! That’s when I was pushed down by Irene!”

“Eh? Were you with Irene-sama at the time? Unfortunately, I didn’t notice.”

Maria-san stared at me blankly for a moment before deciding to go through with the rest of the act, “Perhaps she couldn’t be seen, but it was certainly Irene who pushed me down the stairs.”

“That’s impossible.”

When I responded rather straightforwardly, Maria glared at me, her face filled with anger…Eh, is that an okay expression for a maiden to make??

“That’s because I was walking behind Maria-san, so it’s impossible for Irene-sama to have pushed you down the stairs without me seeing her.”

No matter how hard they tried, it was useless. Both His Highness and Maria-san lost their will and it seemed that their souls were escaping their body via their mouths.

With that, this farce was promptly over.

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The Villainess’ (Attempted) Escape [1]: The Villainess Wants to Flee (R-18)

Title: The Villainess Wants to Flee / The Villainess’ (Attempted) Escape ①

Original: 悪役令嬢は逃げ出したい / 悪役令嬢の逃亡(未遂) ①

Author: 茜菫

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n9077ey/

Summary: After being introduced to my prospective fiance, the Crown Prince, I recall my past life.






Shiny, fluffy, and soft-looking honey-colored hair that’s paired with violet eyes. I realized it the moment that the young man in front of me smiled gently and introduced himself.

“I am Leonhardt von Vanstein.”

Oh, I’m dead.

In the blink of an eye, I understood the information rapidly flowing into my mind. I had fallen in love with this beautiful man in front of me. Or, should I say that I remember falling in love with him. I’m sure that my face right now looked similar to that of a Tibetan fox’s.

I am Lucie von Schönburg. At sixteen years old, I am the eldest daughter of Earl Schönburg. Even though I’m an Earl’s daughter now, I remember a previous life as well. I was an ordinary woman living in Japan; a nation which does not exist in this world. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I’ve remembered all of my previous life, but I’ve recalled a crucially important memory in this place. It felt like I was doused with ice water.

Understandably, the beautiful young man in front of me was confused by the sudden change in my demeanor. His angelic smile waned and a suspicious look crossed his face. Noticing this, I hurriedly raised the ends of my skirt in a curtsy.

“…Please pardon my rudeness, Your Highness Prince Leonhardt. My name is Lucie von Schönburg.”

Thanks to the etiquette training drilled into me from an early age, I believe I was able to greet him properly even though my hands were shaking. I was full of emotions that I could not reveal on my face. He, who had just turned seventeen, was the first prince of our country, while I was a prospective fiancee.

This was our first meeting as engagement candidates, but considering the prince’s earlier expression, I might not have left a good impression. Well, maybe that was for the best though.

Why? This is where my previous memories become important. In my past life – which could be called unremarkable and plain at best – I enjoyed the single life with all my might and playing otome games became my mental oasis.

One such game was a fantasy in a medieval European setting where magic existed. I remember the contents well. I’ll omit some details because otherwise the story will become too long, but what’s important is that Prince Leonhardt is the game’s main capture target, while Lucie – daughter of Earl Schönburg – was his villainess fiancee who harasses the heroine in Leonhardt’s route.

In a nutshell, the game-version of Lucie was terrible. She’s terrible to the heroine throughout, but above all her endings are terrible. After the condemnation event in the True Ending, she tried to kill the heroine by burning her in her dress before falling off the balcony to her own death. Even in the Bad End, where she successfully drives away the heroine, she is captured by the heroine’s step-brother and exiled. Though exile was certainly better than death, there was a sentence in that ending implying that she would be attacked by a thief during the journey.

Furthermore, whether the heroine chooses the prince or not, Lucie could still be killed. There were such bonus deaths on the other capture targets’ routes. This was the worst.

I’ve become Lucie, who is destined to die like that, and the prince – His Royal Highness Leonhardt – was in front of me himself. Fortunately, I’m still only a fiancee candidate. Besides, he doesn’t have a great impression of me from my introduction. If we don’t become engaged, my future may change.

The reason Lucie became his fiancee is because when she met the prince for the first time, they took a walk together in the courtyard and there was an assassination attempt on the prince’s life. Lucie intervened and protected the prince, but was injured. She was left with a scar and using this, Lucie – who had fallen in love with the prince at first sight – urged her father to push the engagement forward. As a result, she became the prince’s fiancee. Due to this the prince treated Lucie like an eyesore. Lucie was arrogant and tied him to her using her scar as a pretext. As a result, she was not liked by him.

For me, I believe Prince Leonhardt to be a good man, so I want him to be happy. It’d be a pity to tie him to Lucie. The heroine who he will meet next year will surely make him happier. I don’t want to die, so I want to withdraw now.

It’s okay, I can still leave. You are still safe. You can decline to go any further saying you feel sick. Just as I thought to say this, my eyes met the prince’s and he smiled. I was momentarily shocked, something surely reflected on my face.

“Then, allow me to lead the way.”

“Eh…yes…”

I’d been so caught up in my thoughts that I hadn’t listened to more than half of the prince’s story. I don’t know what’s going on, but when I reply in the affirmative the prince smiles again. It’s a little different from the smile before, it was mysterious. The prince pulled me along by the hand and I missed the opportunity to feign illness and return to the main hall.

As I was pondering my next move, we arrived at the courtyard. Wait, isn’t this the time and place where the attempted assassination takes place? At once, I tried to say that I was heading back, but became worried about what to do if the prince was indeed assassinated because Lucie wasn’t there. The excuses got stuck in my throat and didn’t come out…I was in trouble.

I’ve come this far. I don’t want to feel pain, but I should quietly let myself be injured. After confirming that the prince is safe, I’ll return using the injury as an excuse. I mean, as long as I don’t say that I want to get engaged, I’ll be fine.

Even though a scar will be left, it’ll be a small incision on my right arm. It won’t hurt too much, hopefully…I’ll just have to put up with it a little.

As we conversed, Prince Leonhardt guided me to the rose garden. The scenery that I’d previously seen from the game CGs was breathtaking. Red, white, and yellow roses were in full bloom. Perhaps because it was my favorite color, but the red roses shined the most and caught my eye.

“…This is amazing.”

I forgot my fate as I stared at the scenery, but when I turned to look at the prince who was smiling next to me, I quickly regained focus.

“…Your Highness…is something the matter?”

“No, it’s just that Lady Lucie is an expressive person, you see.”

For a second, I gape at his words and expression before shyly turning away red-faced. If the memories of my previous life had not returned, I would surely have not made such blunders tonight. Lucie is arrogant, but her aristocratic etiquette was flawless. I was disappointed at the impression I was leaving – with awkward expressions not befitting a noble’s daughter. It’s more convenient this way, I suppose, but it leaves a complicated feeling.

“Please forget that just now…”

“…Fufu.”

Prince Leonhardt appeared interested, laughing a little. I realized in my heart that I would not get such a chance again and so continued looking around. I like roses very much, both as Lucie and in my previous life. So, I was watching the scenery with a smile, but quickly hurried to hide the lax expression with my hand, worried that I would be seen by the prince. Around that same time, I saw something shining near the edge of my field of vision. As I wondered what it could be, I was struck by a mysterious sensation that was hard to explain and threw myself into Prince Leonhardt’s chest.

For the daughter of an aristocrat to suddenly cling onto him, Prince Leonhardt went wide-eyed in astonishment. I didn’t move to hug him as some kind of seduction. I just felt in that moment that I had to do this. It seems that my judgement was spot on as I felt an intense pain in my right shoulder.

“…Huh?”

My right shoulder was burning in pain. Just as I was about to fall to my knees, I was saved by a hug. I could see Prince Leonhardt’s worried expression, the cloudless blue sky behind him, and the bright petals of the red roses.

When I focused my consciousness on my shoulder, I realized an unknown substance was on me. I was able to protect Prince Leonhardt from the arrow aimed at him and he seemed to finally understand the situation. I was relieved, but a bit resentful that the injury seemed bigger than I’d thought it would be.

“…Your Highness…you’re safe…thank goodness…”

“…”

Prince Leonhardt’s beautiful violet eyes were wide open and I was horrified thinking about what might have happened if I hadn’t been here. Perhaps because of such fears, my whole body trembled and I felt a strong chill throughout my body.

“…Ah…”

Suddenly, everything went pitch black. I couldn’t see anything and it felt like I was thrown into a very cold darkness. There were rushed footsteps and angry words. My limbs were heavy and I couldn’t even move a single finger. When I say that it’s scary, he helps. Gradually I became unable to even move my lips, and I sunk into the darkness.




When I next woke up, I was in a luxurious room at the palace. There was no pain in my right shoulder, which should have been unbearable. Apparently I had lost consciousness for an entire month.

The first thing I wanted to do was bathe. The fact that it had been a month was astonishing enough and now I wanted to clean myself as soon as possible.

It seems that the arrow, which was fired to assassinate Prince Leonhardt, was laced with poison. Apparently, I had hovered between life and death for a while. When I heard that, I cried in gratitude that I had made it out alive.

Lucie shouldn’t have been so badly injured. Fortunately, Prince Leonhardt immediately provided the finest medical treatment possible. Thanks to that, the wound had been closed and the poison removed. I was completely healed and there seemed to be no complications. However, originally there was supposed to be only a slight scar on my right arm, but my actions had complicated the situation and the scar behind my right shoulder was larger and more visible.

…I wonder if I will remain single in this lifetime.

It would be difficult for the recipient of such a scar to get engaged. Though the wound was healed, the consequences remained. I threw myself deeper into the bed and let out a deep exhale.

“…I wish I had been born a man.”

I wouldn’t have been injured had I been born male, because I wouldn’t have needed to have been at such a location in the first place.

Looking into the mirror, I found a beautiful woman with silver hair and red eyes looking back miserably. Unlike the heroine she doesn’t give off an aura of wanting to protect her, but she’s quite high-spec. If I had been this beautiful in my previous life, I would have at least wanted a lover.

As I thought this, someone knocked on the door. I told them to enter without thinking and there appeared Prince Leonhardt. He hurriedly raised his hands to indicate that I stop moving as I was about to get out of bed.

“Your Highness…please forgive my current appearance.”

“No, not at all. I’m sorry for rushing over, but I couldn’t stand still when I heard that your consciousness had returned.”

Prince Leonhardt approached the bedside and took my right hand as he stared at me. My heart throbbed. This seems careless, but honestly His Highness was my favorite character in my past life. I fell in love again at first sight right before the memories of my previous life resurfaced, so I can’t help but be excited as he stares at me with such worry whilst holding my hand. I felt a nosebleed coming so I quickly covered my nose and mouth with my free hand. I was truly glad that I had taken a bath before His Highness approached me.

“Lady Lucie, you are my savior. I am deeply grateful to you.”

“…Your Highness’ safety is the most important.”

“But a big scar was left on you.”

“Please don’t worry about that. Compared to protecting Your Highness…”

It’s true. A scar is nothing compared to someone’s life. I’m grateful I was able to survive but I’m not completely confident that I will be able to do the same thing if the situation repeats itself. I’m loyal to the royal family, but I don’t want anyone to think I’m that loyal. Unfortunately, apparently His Highness seems to think that I am.

The next moment, Prince Leonhardt was kneeling in front of me, grasping my right hand. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him.

“Lady Lucie, will you marry me?”

“…Huh?!”

In the original story, using the scar she received during the assassination attempt, Lucie forced an engagement with the prince. However, I’ve been unconscious until quite recently and haven’t had the chance to speak with father about any of this. So, why am I being proposed to by Prince Leonhardt, who is supposed to be against the engagement in the first place?

“…If you’re taking responsibility for the wound, please don’t worry about it.”

“Of course I’ll take responsibility, but above all I was fascinated by you.”

Why did this happen? Was it because of my earlier actions? Did something strike a chord with him? If so, what was it? Even in my confusion, I managed to remember that an engagement with Prince Leonhardt was basically a death flag. I have to refuse this at all costs.

“…Your Highness, about that, I…”

“I’ve already spoken to Earl Schönburg. All you have to do is agree.”

I gaped in shock before stiffening. Unfortunately, he seems to have surrounded me while I was asleep. Even if I speak to father, there’s no way to refuse an engagement with the royal family no matter how much I dislike it. After all, daughters of aristocrats ultimately get no say when it comes to engagements.

Oh, I’m dead.

This time, for sure, my face looked like a Tibetan fox…but I soon turned red. Again, though it’s really careless, in my previous life Prince Leonhardt was my favorite. I can’t help but feel like I was ascending to heaven in joy at this situation where I’m being proposed to by this beautiful prince.

It’s not like it’s a situation I can refuse anyway, so I’ll just have to think about how I can avoid the death flag in the future.

Let’s not think too deeply about it right now. I nodded a little, my face still bright red. Prince Leonhardt began kissing my fingertips. His Highness is sitting on the bed as I look away and attempt to suppress a potentially fatal nosebleed.

“Your Highness…about that…”

“Lucie, call me Löwe.”

I’m confused by the sudden lack of distance. I didn’t have a boyfriend in my previous life, and in this one I’d lived as an Earl’s daughter so I’m confused about how to react at times like this. Speaking of, His Highness in the game was quite difficult to capture to begin with. But…I remember when I stopped pursuing he came back more aggressively than ever. Does that mean that I, the villainess, have captured Prince Leonhardt’s heart before the game has even begun? That Prince Leonhardt that was said to be impregnable? Impossible.

“But Your Highness, this…”

“Löwe.”

…You’re pushy, aren’t you!

“…Löwe.”

I was swallowed by the momentum. When he was called as he wished to be, his smile widened even further. I felt like I was going to collapse, but His Highness’ next words brought me back to reality.

“Could I see your wounds?”

“H-huh…?”

Isn’t this too much? The wound, where the bow and arrow aimed at His Highness pierced, was on my right shoulder. Rather, it’s slightly above my shoulder blades, so it’s not visible while I’m wearing clothes. It’d be impossible to see if I didn’t undress.

Is that actually possible? No, it’s impossible. For the time being, I’d assented to the engagement and become his fiancee, but that didn’t mean I can reveal myself to him right away.

“…You were unconscious after the arrow struck your shoulder. Could I just reassure myself that you are safe?” His Highness asked with an uneasy expression.

It’s not like I can refuse him if he looks like that. I’m aware of it, but I’ve lost to His Highness’ pushiness, so I nod.

I sat upright with my back turned to His Highness. He swept my waist-length silver hair away, so that it was now in front of my shoulders. I hesitated at his gaze, but realized His Highness wouldn’t back down until I assented to his request. Excuse me, but I don’t really want to show this to anyone, you know? But this is His Highness, so I untie the ribbons at the front of my dress. I then loosened the cloth around my right shoulder and revealed the scar. When I thought about being watched, I burned red with shame. I’m sure my ears too were red.

“Lucie…may I touch it?”

“Eh?”

Not understanding what he was saying, I fumbled my response. Even as I responded, I couldn’t completely wrap my head around his words.

Hii…”

Though there was no pain, I trembled from a mysterious sensation. Before I knew it, His Highness’ left arm was wrapped around my waist and I was hugged from behind. My body, which was not accustomed at all to the opposite sex, froze up. However, His Highness did not seem to care and instead traced the scar several times with his fingertips.

“Lucie…I’m sorry, I’m so sorry…”

“…Ah, Your Highness, such a thing-”

“Löwe.”

“…Löwe, this is…”

I tried asking him to stop, but instead felt his soft golden hair on my neck and flinched. Suddenly, something warm and rough brushes over the scar.

“Huh?!”

It was easy to understand that it had been his tongue. Ah, I exhaled at being licked and my body started to feel hot with shame.

“It was supposed to be me…I’m sorry…”

“No, no. I’m just glad that you were safe, so…hii!”

At being relentlessly licked, I’d let out a strange noise. Unfortunately, it wasn’t particularly sexy.

This was unpleasant. I turned my head to look back at His Highness, but froze. His face was so close to mine that it made me involuntarily hold my breath.

“Lucie…”

If you say my name that enthusiastically, I’ll be completely defeated, you know? I’ll lose if I fall in love, but I can’t resist when His Highness touches my lips. Seeing his beautiful face so close up, my eyes fluttered shut, while his tongue continued to trace the scar on my shoulder. When I opened my mouth, he invaded with his tongue, it tangling with my own before exploring the inside of my mouth.

Hmmmmmmmm…”

I was surprised but I entwined my tongue with his. He sucked at it from different angles and the deep kiss made me feel like I was being devoured. Before I knew it, I’d lost the strength in  my body and pressed my back against His Highness’ broad chest.

I felt feverish at this first experience, only vaguely understanding that I was being kissed. I didn’t know that it would feel so sweet and pleasant.

…No, this is…no!

I momentarily snap out of the fog in surprise. These are two people – a man and a woman – in a closed room, on the only bed. Lust was visible in His Highness’ gaze as he continued to kiss me.

“We can’t do this anymore!”

“It’s okay, no one will come in.”

His words made me feel a sense of crisis. Had he been intending to do this from the beginning? Although I’m completely cured, thanks to the finest treatment available, I was still unwell. And even if we were engaged, it was just established a few moments ago. Isn’t he being too hasty?

As I was thinking of this, I was pushed onto my back. I laid down, using both my hands to cover my face. I was in a situation I had only dreamed of before as His Highness leaned over me.

“Your Highness! Such things have a proper order!”

“Löwe.”

“Löwe, I want to wait until we’re married!”

“…Then, let’s keep our chastity.”

Prince Leonhardt declares. Oh no, this is not good. When I look up at him in tears, His Highness meets my eyes with lowered eyebrows as if he were troubled. Honestly, that expression is foul play.

“The moment you looked at me and smiled after being hit by the arrow, I felt like I was struck by lightning.”

I don’t even remember if I had been smiling because I was so out of it at the time. I think I was just relieved that he was safe, but at the same time was afraid of dying. But, just what did His Highness feel that led to this situation?

“When you had tears in your eyes and asked for help, I wanted to keep you safe in this world forever. I strongly felt I’d regret it if I ever let you go.”

I had certainly asked for help, I can remember that much. So, I can understand the first part of his words, but just what does he mean he’d regret it if I left? …Is this current situation related to that? If I nod to his confession, my neck might be in danger. Besides, if I end up staying with His Highness tonight then it’s all over.

“…But I’m alright now.”

“It’s only okay because the wound was healed and poison drained immediately,” is how he responds.

I’d heard that I’d received the highest quality medical treatment in the country, but if I think about it like that then it might have been Prince Leonhardt’s healing magic, which is the best in the kingdom. Wait, does that mean you have already seen my skin?

“That…that…”

“Lucie.”

Anyway, I searched for words of avoidance but couldn’t think of anything after my name was called so sweetly. I closed my mouth and my lips, which had turned bright red, remained silent until they were again claimed by His Highness’ lips.

The second kiss is breathtaking and suffocating at once, but I can’t help but feel the sweetness behind it.

“…Hah…”

Our lips separated and he pushed a silver thread of hair from his mouth. He looked down at me with an ecstatic expression. Sex appeal was leaking off of him and there was a bulge in his pants.

As I was fascinated by him, my clothes – except my underwear – were quickly taken off. I hurriedly hid my breasts with both hands. However, when His Highness also took off his shirt, my hands jumped to cover my eyes and nose while forgetting to hide the rest of me.

His Highness gave a small smile and reached towards my unprotected chest. My breasts, humble enough that they would fit into one of his hands, were kneaded. The tip of his hard cock made itself known by pressing against my stomach. Though my lips were pressed together tightly, my voice unconsciously leaked as he used the tip of his tongue on a nipple.

“…Ah.

His Highness seemed pleased with my reaction and his hand pinched a taut nipple as he lapped at the other. His touch and tongue twisted me into a sensation that I’d never felt before.

“…Hmmnoahh…”

My hips twitched and my thighs rubbed together without me realizing.I felt something between my legs, a chill running down my back as His Highness noticed the change immediately. Pushing himself up, he narrowed his eyes at me and laughed a little. As naturally as possible, he touched my lower body. He traced the secret place, which I had never touched, through my underwear. My eyes fluttered open at that sensation.

“…You’re wet.”

With just those two words, I was so ashamed that my face was dyed red. The part he’d touched was wet and I was so embarrassed that I wanted to die. When I turned away, about to cry, my underwear was taken off. As it was my last line of defense, I screamed a little.

“Your Highness…are you being serious?!”

“Löwe.”

“…Löwe, is this really alright…hii?!”

His Highness was relaxed, while I felt like screaming and turning away. I wanted to scream at the symbol of masculinity around his lower abdomen, but the noise died in my throat as I felt the honey overflowing from me. He grabbed me by the thighs and spread me wide open. I had to stiffen myself so that I didn’t really scream.

“This is no good…”

“…Don’t worry.”

It isn’t going to be alright at all, though? Besides, wasn’t my chastity supposed to be protected? There were many points that I wanted to complain about, but before I knew it, he had licked the tears which had accumulated in the corners of my eyes. He whispered that I was cute, directly into my ear, and I was blown away. At the same time, he rubbed at my core, which was overflowing with honey. Situated between my open legs, His Highness stroked his dick up and down. A clear liquid began to form at the tip.

Hah…hah…

I couldn’t take my eyes off of His Highness, whose beautiful face was distorted with lust. His cheeks were slightly red and his lips were open, allowing a rough exhale. He smiled sweetly at me when my eyes met his violet ones.

Then his cock rubbed against my core, shaking my entire body. He held my right hand and his grip continued to strengthen throughout.

“W-what…”

“No, don’t leave me. It’s alright…let’s feel good together.”

Something hot was rubbing against my most sensitive place, making my lower body ache. He slowly rubbed his cock up and down and a lewd sound reached my ears. I wanted to cover my ears, but couldn’t because both my right and left hand was entwined with His Highness’ hands. Every time he rubbed at my core, it tightened and a terrifying pleasure pierced my body. An incredibly sweet voice leaked out as a result.

“…Ah, aah…”

He grabbed me by the waist as I was about to run away, the pleasure making me tremble. His slow movements gradually became more intense and the sounds of his cock hitting my core echoed throughout the room. Honestly, it was no different than just inserting it at this point.

Ah, aahh…Löwe, hya…oh, oh...”

Between the overflowing me and the hotness rubbing at my core, I could only tremble, drunk with pleasure and moaning continuously. His Highness was breathless, but he showed no signs of holding back.

“…Haah, Lucie…”

Naahii, hyaa…what are you–ahhhh…!!”

At that moment, my core was rubbed against harshly before I felt something gently push against me. My eyes rolled to the back of my head as my vision became pure white. My hips moved unconsciously and my entire body trembled.

After reaching my climax, His Highness sat down, letting out a low moan.

Nearing his climax, His Highness let out low moans before sitting up again. I’d reached my high a few moments ago, and now it was his turn as a cloudy liquid began covering my stomach. As I gazed at it dreamily, the substance splattered onto my breasts. I lost consciousness at that moment due to fatigue and a sleepiness that enveloped my entire body.




The next time I woke up, we had already gone past the point of me running away. The castle’s outer moat had already been closed so I could not return home.

Hey, wasn’t I supposed to be the villainess who was condemned and killed?



Translator’s Note: First of all, a huge shout out to my new editor and proofreader slothful_rabbit!! I honestly could not have done it without you (ノ´▽`)ノ{+++THANK YOU+++}ヽ(´▽`ヽ).

So, this is definitely a more generic villainess reincarnation, like tbh I couldn’t exactly pinpoint what made Leonhardt fall in love? Her expressiveness that he witnessed for a few seconds? The fact she took an arrow for him? But is that love? But ah well, such is the world of an otoge isekai~

Oh, could anyone tell me what looks like a Tibetan fox means? This confused me a little and it shows up in the sequel too.

We’re working on the – much shorter – sequel to this right now. Should be out in the next week or so. Please look forward to it!

Thank you everyone for your patience m(。_。;))m. I hope to be more active from now on! ˙˚ʚ(´◡`)ɞ˚˙

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