I Came to Another World, but I’m Just a Supporting Character


Title: I Came to Another World, but I’m Just a Supporting Character

Original: 異世界トリップの脇役だった件

Author: 葉月クロル

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n6245du/

Summary:

This is the story of an ordinary female college student who gets dragged into another world as a supporting character. The baby-faced ‘zashiki-warashi’ maiden encounters a handsome knight who is in constant ‘older brother’ mode…he’s doting on her way more than necessary!

Translator: Robert F.

Editor/Proofreader: Rei

Chapters

The Trapped Former Villainess Wants to Escape from the Sadistic Prince


Title: The Trapped Former Villainess Wants to Escape from the Sadistic Prince

Original: 詰んでる元悪役令嬢はドS王子様から逃げ出したい

Author: うすいかつら

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n6309do/

Summary:

An erotic reincarnation story about a (former) villainess of an R18 otome game. Waking up after the heroine’s bad end, our protagonist is trapped with a sadistic prince. To make matters worse, she was a salacious pervert before transmigrating?!

Chapters

  1. Chapter One: A Lewd First Night, Repeated (Part I)
  2. Chapter Two: A Lewd First Night, Repeated (Part II)
  3. Chapter Three: The Former Villainess is Bound
  4. Chapter Four: The Former Villainess Cannot Escape the Prince
  5. Chapter Five: The Trapped Former Villainess is Being Trained
  6. Chapter Six: The Trapped Former Villainess is Being Trained (Part II)
  7. Chapter Seven: The Trapped Former Villainess is Being Trained (Part III)
  8. Chapter Eight: I Couldn’t Dance Well

The Best is Left for Last


Title: The Best is Left for Last

Original: 残り物には福がある。

Author: みえすく(日向そら)

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n5787dz/

Summary:

It’s been a year since I was transported into another world. After being officially dubbed as “useless,” I was thrown out of the royal palace…is what should have happened.

(Note: The hero is a grandfather.)

Translator: Aileen

Editor/Proofreader: Rei

Chapters

Main Story

Side Story I

  • Chapter Eight
  • Chapter Nine
  • Chapter Ten
  • Chapter Eleven

Afterward

  • Chapter Twelve
  • Chapter Thirteen

Side Story II

  • Chapter Fourteen
  • Chapter Fifteen
  • Chapter Sixteen
  • Chapter Seventeen
  • Chapter Eighteen
  • Chapter Nineteen
  • Chapter Twenty
  • Chapter Twenty One
  • Chapter Twenty Two

The Third Prince is Too Dazzling! I Can’t Look at Him Directly!


Title: The Third Prince is Too Dazzling! I Can’t Look at Him Directly!

Original: 第三王子は発光ブツにつき、直視注意!

Author: 山田桐子

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n4945cv/

Summary:

Lina, the daughter of an impoverished count, can see the auras of people that she interacts with. She goes to the royal palace one day and meets the third prince, Gilbert, who has an aura too dazzling to look at. Taken aback, Lina is unable to look at him directly, but dismisses him as ‘someone who has nothing to do with me.’

She had planned to return home as soon as her business at the palace was completed, but…

Translator: Robert F.

Editor/Proofreader: Rei

Chapters

  1. Chapter One: Is This the Beginning of a Scam?
  2. Chapter Two: I Promise I Won’t Go Home
  3. Chapter Three: I’m Fine Being an Outsider 
  4. Chapter Four: The Dazzling Light is a Human Being 
  5. Chapter Five: The Day I Became a Lady (Hohoho~) 
  6. Chapter Six: A Dangerous Date!
  7. Chapter Seven: People Who Go Tough on the Sickly
  8. Chapter Eight: Secrets are Secret for a Reason
  9. Chapter Nine: Candela Man Strikes Back
  10. Chapter Ten: The Inside Story (Gilbert’s Diary)
  11. Chapter Eleven: The Five Seconds Before Jumping in With Both Feet
  12. Chapter Twelve: To the Limits of My Noodle and Beyond
  13. Chapter Thirteen: Exercise Prudence Upon the Signing of Contracts
  14. Chapter Fourteen: Fear it, Dread it, That Day Will Come
  15. Chapter Fifteen: I’m Honored To Be Remembered So Fondly
  16. Chapter Sixteen: The Inside Story, Glenn’s Heart of Hearts
  17. Chapter Seventeen: Key Items You Can’t Be A Happy Camper Without
  18. Chapter Eighteen: The True Power of the Glitter Effect
  19. Chapter Nineteen: Please Refrain from Using Weapons
  20. Chapter Twenty: Near Misses and Double Lives Go Hand in Hand

Completed Series

Title: Cinderella’s Older Sister Reluctantly Marries the Prince ~The Substitute Princess’ Peaceful Life in the Detached Palace~

Original: シンデレラの姉ですが、不本意ながら王子と結婚することになりました~身代わり王太子妃は離宮でスローライフを満喫する~

Author: 柚子れもん

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n6122go/ 

Summary:

Right in front of the prince, who had come to take her away with the glass slipper in hand, Cinderella elopes with the wizard! The prince, who couldn’t leave empty handed lest he become a laughingstock, decided to take Cinderella’s not mean stepsister with him instead. They returned to the castle, got married, and lived happily ever after…Not!

You’re not going to love me? Of course, I know that. I’m just aiming for a peaceful divorce with tons of alimony. Feel free to get a mistress or concubine in the meantime.

The new princess enjoys her peaceful palace life, managing her field and fishing, but for some reason, the prince’s cold attitude begins to thaw…?

This is the story of Cinderella’s older stepsister, whose feet won’t fit the glass slipper and who doesn’t have a pumpkin carriage, reluctantly marrying the prince, while trying to find her own happiness.

*This story is the serialized version of the one-shot with the same name.

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Title: I Reincarnated as a Villainess in an Otome Game, but I’m Still Stupid Inside

Original: 乙女ゲームの悪役令嬢に転生しましたが、中身はアホのこのままでした

Author: 空飛ぶひよこ

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n3587eg/

Summary:

I was reincarnated as an otome game villainess, so I wanted to enjoy a villainous lifestyle, but inside I’m just as stupid as before.

*The title’s direct translation is closer to “I Reincarnated as a Villainess, but the Contents/Inside Was Still Stupid.” The content refers to herself, so I took some liberties with the name.

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Title: I Don’t Care, So Let Me Go Home!

Original: どうでもいいから帰らせてくれ

Author: ねこにゃん@灰猫陽路(ハイネコ ヒロ)

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n8337dy/

Summary:

The heroine becomes involved in the Crown Prince’s engagement cancellation announcement during a graduation party. One after the other, trials and hardships follow. Will the heroine return home in one piece?

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Cinderella’s Older Sister Reluctantly Marries the Prince

Title: Cinderella’s Older Sister Reluctantly Marries the Prince ~The Substitute Princess’ Peaceful Life in the Detached Palace~

Original: シンデレラの姉ですが、不本意ながら王子と結婚することになりました~身代わり王太子妃は離宮でスローライフを満喫する~

Author: 柚子れもん

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n6122go/ 

Summary:

Right in front of the prince, who had come to take her away with the glass slipper in hand, Cinderella elopes with the wizard! The prince, who couldn’t leave empty handed lest he become a laughingstock, decided to take Cinderella’s not mean stepsister with him instead. They returned to the castle, got married, and lived happily ever after…Not!

You’re not going to love me? Of course, I know that. I’m just aiming for a peaceful divorce with tons of alimony. Feel free to get a mistress or concubine in the meantime.

The new princess enjoys her peaceful palace life, managing her field and fishing, but for some reason, the prince’s cold attitude begins to thaw…?

This is the story of Cinderella’s older stepsister, whose feet won’t fit the glass slipper and who doesn’t have a pumpkin carriage, reluctantly marrying the prince, while trying to find her own happiness.

*This story is the serialized version of the one-shot with the same name.

Chapters

  1. Cinderella’s Stepsister is Taken By the Prince
  2. Cinderella’s Stepsister Attends an Impromptu Wedding
  3. Cinderella’s Sister Becomes the Princess Consort
  4. The Princess Consort Builds a Ranch
  5. The Prince Worries
  6. The Princess Consort Greets the Prince at the Royal Villa
  7. The Prince Discovers an Unexpected Side of the Princess
  8. The Prince Appoints an Exclusive Knight
  9. The Prince is Served Food for Commoners
  10. The Prince’s Shocking Visit to The Princess
  11. The Princess is Afraid to be Present in the Seminar
  12. The Princess Receives Instant Princess Education
  13. The Prince Dances with The Princess
  14. The Princess Asks the Alpaca for Healing
  15. The Prince Realizes The Princess’s True Value
  16. The Princess is Attacked by a Number of Invitations
  17. The Duchess Stops The Prince
  18. The Princess Heads to the Summer Villa
  19. The Prince Regrets the Past
  20. When You Wish Upon a Star
  21. The Princess Works for a Tired Prince
  22. Meeting The Princess of Another Country
  23. The Prince, Worried About The Princess’s Safety
  24. The Princess Solidifies Her Determination
  25. The Princess is Publicly Condemned
  26. The Princess Tries to be a Villainess
  27. The Princess is Surprised by Others’ Evaluation of Her
  28. The Midnight Bell Finally Rings

*I came across a translation of the one-shot version and absolutely loved it! Thankfully, it’s a pretty short story. Hope you guys like it (*≧▽≦)

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

“I’m very sorry for not being there, Rururia-jyou.” The Ice-Cold Knight (LOL), Lionel Arestant, apologizes.

Next to him is me, Rururia, a sixteen year old maiden who is currently troubled by His Majesty, the king’s complaints, which I have been listening to time and again.

“His Highness isn’t one who normally goes out of his way to do something like that, but there’s no telling what he’ll do if Irene-sama is involved.”

If you knew that then why did you let me walk alone, Mr. Knight Captain. Is what I’d like to say with some cold-hearted sarcasm.

“Though, I thought it was the same for Your Excellency, the Knight Commander.”

“??? What was the same??” It’s not particularly cute if a big guy like you tilts his head like that. Even though he’s expressionless, it’s strangely annoying that he’s a bit maiden-like.

“I meant, I thought you were another follower of Irene-sama.”

When I said this, the knight commander frowned as if disgusted. Apparently, it was his job to stop her followers from creating chaos. He was doing this with all his might apparently. Ah, do your best…

Is something like that okay to delegate to the commander of the knights, though?

“Why would you think that?”

“Ah, at the graduation party, I was terrified by Your Excellency’s murderous glare. That was why.”

This makes the knight commander suddenly come to a stop. Eh? What, what?

Wait, let’s take a look at his face…Wow! Somehow I’m feeling really happy right now!!

“Well, I was aware that you noticed me…but it seems that I erred in my haste. I’d hoped that you had understood.”

“So, what were you trying to communicate?” I’m not entirely convinced by this turn of events, so explain!!

“At the graduation party, I was just trying to signal to Rururia-jyou that you shouldn’t perjure yourself.”

You just looked straight up murderous!! Please take a proper look at me. I’m just a sweet lady, no matter how you slice it.

“What would you have done if I couldn’t withstand your murderous gaze?”

If the witness had collapsed at a time like that then the wrong person might have been punished. The knight commander should have absolutely told me in a more relaxed manner!!

“That’s why I said before, I thought you’d understood as I’d hoped.”

“Huh?”

The knight commander closes the distance between us after turning around. Of course, even though he was close, he was maintaining the appropriate space as a gentleman, but his towering height gave off the illusion that there was no escape.

“I thought Rururia-jyou would be able to handle it. In fact, you didn’t even scream.” He looks at me meaningfully. “Even among my subordinates, there are few that are able to withstand such pressure.”

Geh! You hit me with something like that?!

“Yet you endured it even though you’ve had no formal training.”

The glint in his pale blue eyes was gradually becoming more and more suspicious to me. Then, the knight commander gently grasped my hands. I was tense and an unpleasant premonition was washing over me.

“Rururia-sama, it’s not too late! Why don’t you aim for becoming a knight?!”

…That’s it, I’ve already exceeded my daily tolerance! Let. Me. Go. Home.



As we were returning through the royal family’s secret passage, the Ice-Cold Knight (LOL) had asked me to become a knight.

Um…you do know that I’m an Earl’s daughter, right??

“In actual battle, courage is more important than skill. I believe Rururia-jyou has courage that is rarely seen. So please, won’t you become a knight!?”

“I refuse.” I said flatly. I heard something that sounded like a compliment but I won’t acknowledge it.

I want to go home. Big brother, please help me!!

…Even my hallucination of him won’t appear, damnit.

I was frustrated by the persistence of the knight commander, and said “You know, most noble ladies don’t become knights, right? I’ve never wanted to become one myself.”

“Ah, I’m sorry…it’s just, if you had a swordsman’s arm…”

Oi! Why are you being this stubborn?? It’s making me a little bit interested, you know?

The knight commander sighed in melancholy. What’s happened?? “…You would have become my ideal woman.”

Phew! I was going down a dangerous road!! I’ve never been so glad that I was weak before!!

“What is Your Excellency, the knight commander’s ideal woman?” This is curiosity, okay? I’m just asking because I’m curious.

The knight commander’s cheeks turned a little red and he looked away embarrassedly. “A woman who has the courage to fight anyone and who can fight me.”

That’s hopeless!! In the first place, does the knight commander even understand how strong he is?! You want someone to train with you, who returned after subduing a stray dragon by yourself?! A woman who can fight dragons…doesn’t exist in this kingdom.

Oh no, wait, there is one.

“Then, how about Irene-sama? Her magic is first-class. She could probably even fight a dragon?”

“Well, I’m sure she could, but I don’t really like her ability.”

Oh, so for you, likability equals how someone fights. Is your brain all muscle too you muscle loving bastard? So that’s why he wasn’t married or even engaged at twenty-four years of age.

“And, after all…”

Huh?

When I’d thought that I heard a sound like something ripping through the air, I found that the knight commander was holding a knife to my neck. What’s going on here?

I couldn’t react. If I moved even a little then my neck would have easily been sliced off.

In addition, is the man in front of me the knight commander who was just speaking to me a while ago? Murderous intent poured out of his body towards me mercilessly.

…I’m scared, I’m definitely scared…but I’m also kind of annoyed.

I don’t know why he’s suddenly aiming his murderous intent at me. I don’t have any intention or dying here at all!! Only my mental fortitude suppresses my body from trying to escape with all it’s might. My throat was cramped by fear and I couldn’t physically do anything except let out a pitiful voice, so I began steeling my nerves.

With all my might, I glared at the knight commander.

“Yes, it has to be like this.” He muttered with a fascinated look on his face. “I’ve been searching for a woman just like you.” His murderous intent was erased so seamlessly, it was it had never been there in the first place. “Those glaring eyes are great. Beautiful.”

The knight commander gently put his fingers underneath my eyes, as if he was touching something precious that he loved.

----Snap.

I’ve snapped. I’ve really snapped.

Kick.

“W-what? Rururia-sama?!”

I thought I’d be unable to do anything with my weak hands so I put all my strength into my foot and kicked this muscle brained idiot’s (knight commander) shin. “How many times do you intend on hitting me with that murderous intent?!!”

I tried to kick him again but he evaded. No, just let yourself get kicked. Read the damn mood.

“I-I’m very sorry! It’s just, I just thought it’d be fine if it was Rururia-sama…” At my glare, the knight commander promptly shut his mouth.

Where are you going to find a woman that remains totally calm in the face of murderous intent?! There isn’t anyone like that, is there?! I may look fine, but I was scared! Don’t you get it?!

“Please never do that again. I refuse to train with you, so please understand that I will never become your ideal woman!!”

The wife of this muscle-for-brains would only have a hard time! I can’t do it!

Muu…that’s disappointing…”

Don’t pout Mr. Ice-Cold Knight (LOL). There are many wishes in this world that don’t get granted.

“Oh, I know! If the assistant knight commander position is no good, then why not start off as an apprentice?”

I’m not going to start off as anything!! Can someone please teach this muscle-brained idiot what ‘giving up’ means?!

I burned the ‘Recommendation for Knighthood’ that was sent to our house at a later date. I really don’t feel bad at all!!

Of course, in front of such an incomprehensible gift, father, mother and big brother all fainted.

This is all because I’d become His Majesty’s exclusive venting partner!!

…Don’t you think?

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This Time, I’ll Definitely Protect my Wife and Daughter!

Title: This Time, I’ll Definitely Protect my Wife and Daughter!

Original: 今度こそ、妻と娘を守る!

Author: yui/サウスのサウス

Link: https://ncode.syosetu.com/n9204ef/

Summary:

I had lost everything. My life had been a series of tragedies since my wife was killed: I couldn’t properly face my daughter and I eventually ended up framed by another aristocrat. Right before my execution, I managed to help my daughter escape, and thought at least I’d accomplished that much.

Then, I regained consciousness. I had traveled back in time.





“This is…” I’d checked both the calendar and surrounding scenery multiple times before walking over to the mirror. My appearance greatly surprised me.

“I’m sure I was executed…what happened?” Yes, I’d been executed. The reason was that my daughter had committed crimes against the woman her fiancé – His Highness, the Crown Prince – was cheating on her with, while I had mismanaged my fief’s funds and stolen from the kingdom.

These charges were false, but by the time I’d realized what had happened, it was too late. I’d at least helped my daughter escape before I climbed the steps to the gallows.

Everything had been orchestrated by those who were hostile against our ducal house. I completely fell into their trap. I’d died after becoming too complacent. Even my daughter who had escaped could only resent them without recourse for her entire life.

However, when I’d regained consciousness, I found myself in a young man’s body. I was in a room that was both very familiar and should no longer exist: my childhood bedroom. The date on the calendar told me I had gone back twenty years in time.

…I was now ten years old.

I couldn’t understand what was happening. I was stunned. Then, someone knocked on the door before entering. It was a nostalgic person, our butler from when father had run the house. “Good morning young master.”

Jiiya…is that you?”[1]

“Yes, it’s jiiya. Is something the matter?”

“…I had a strange dream. Just how old am I now?”

“That’s certainly an odd question. Young master turned ten this year.”

“Ah…I’m sorry, I guess I was still sleepy.” I shook my head to demonstrate to him that nothing was amiss.

Somehow, I had apparently gone back in time. Or, did I just have a premonition of the future? No, even though it seemed unbelievable, I had gone back to the past. My memories of adulthood were too clear for any other explanation.

However, this time…maybe I can save them.

My dear wife and daughter.



I had been married twice.

The first time was to my beloved fiancée. I’d adored her and she felt the same for me. However, one day, on her way home from a tea party, her carriage was attacked by thieves and she was killed.

Though they were soon caught and executed, it didn’t shake me out of my depressive episode, which lasted quite a while.

At the time, our daughter had been four or five years old. I’d wanted someone else to guide her in her mother’s place and stupidly welcomed another woman into our house as my wife.

This was where my mistakes began.

I had no idea at the time, but my new wife began abusing my daughter in the name of education. I didn’t notice because I’d put some distance between her and I. When I saw my daughter, who looked more and more like her mother each day…I couldn’t help but be reminded of my beloved dead wife.

My daughter was always well behaved in front of me and it seems that my second wife threatened the servants, so no one reported the abuse to me.

At that time, I thought all was well and told my daughter about her engagement with the Crown Prince. She lived up to the expectations of those around her and perfectly gained the abilities required to become Queen. Still, I could not be honest with my daughter, whose mother’s death had killed a part of my own heart.

Then, one day, I’d heard a strange rumor.

It was said that the Crown Prince was ignoring his fiancée in favor of a common woman. When I’d first heard about it, I’d laughed to the point I snorted, but then when I looked into it, the rumors had turned out to be true.

What was worse is that the reputation of my daughter, which had previously been good, had seen a sharp decline. When I’d investigated further, I found that people were intentionally spreading rumors that my daughter was bullying that woman.

The investigation revealed many suspicious points.

For example, the career and social relationships that the common woman possessed were just strange. Eventually, I found out – from my more skillful subordinates – that while she was born in this kingdom, she was likely to be from one of the countries that we had conquered earlier.

In fact, that common woman had the coat of arms engraved upon her body; proof that she was a member of that fallen country’s royal family.

What surprised me even more was her connections. All her friendships were with powerful men; the prince and his entourage of young noblemen. Further, that woman had a secret meeting with the head of a family, who was deeply hostile to our ducal house.

Combined, this was all deeply unpleasant. Therefore, I’d tried to deal with it on my own, but it was already too late. My daughter had been abandoned by the Crown Prince at one evening party and was convicted of bullying the common woman favored by the prince. She was arrested, while at the same time I was jailed for misappropriating my fiefdom’s funds.

Fortunately, the watchmen at the prison were my loyal subordinates, so I hatched a plot to break my daughter out while I acted as a decoy. I had her run away.

“Father!” I still remember her expression at that time; she’d looked extremely frightened.

This girl I’d looked at properly for the first time in a very long time had become a beautiful woman who looked just like her mother. At the very end, I could only say to her: “I’m so sorry about everything until now. I’ll be fine, my dear daughter.”

Seeing my daughter’s heartbroken expression as I said that…I could only smile when she finally ran away.

I was relieved that my subordinates were able to smuggle her out.

Please live.

Even now, I’m unsatisfied. In the final moments before my death, I could only regret that I hadn’t loved her properly.

After making a calculated fuss for a while, I was caught by some other prison guards and returned to my cell. I was just relieved to hear the rumors that my daughter had escaped.

Then, a while later, I was executed.



Hatred and regret…I could only pray for my daughter’s happiness.

I had returned to the past with memories of my future. Eight years had passed since I’d first woken up.

My wife and I were able to safely get married. This second wedding was burned into my mind more vividly than the first.

My wife in a white dress, the oath, the kiss…everything looked clearer to me.

This time I will protect them.

My wife held my hands as I said my vows. Her eyes were full of compassion. “My dear husband, it will be okay,” she said later. With just those words, it seemed the weight on my shoulders had disappeared.

She might have spotted my unease and therefore comforted me. She’d brought such light and warmth to my heart without even realizing it. My tense heart relaxed at her words and on that day, I fell in love with her all over again.



We had a daughter a little while after we got married. The timing was the same as before, so I was incredibly grateful. I’d wondered if our child would change if there were deviations in the timeline; I’d worried my daughter wouldn’t be born.

Thankfully she was. Just as before, we named her ‘Rosemary.’

Rose grew up quickly. In the last timeline, I was so busy with work that I couldn’t see her much when she was a child. This time, however, I desperately finished work and returned to the mansion to spend time with my wife and Rose.

My wife and I are like eternal newlyweds, by the way. Just the other day, I was delighted when the doctor informed me that we would be having a second child.

Everyone was pleased to have a new family member.

When I told Rose that she would soon become an older sister, she – who had just recently started speaking – said “Yay! Olda sista—!”[2]

My wife and I stroked her head lovingly.

It was around that time that the wheels of fate began turning.

One day, when my wife – who had entered a stable period in her pregnancy – said that she wanted to attend a tea party in the neighborhood, I’d had a bad feeling. So, I gave her permission, but only on the condition that I could follow.

Our daughter also accompanied her. Rose was comparably reliable for her age and therefore in the perfect position to reign in my wife, who was sometimes quite the eccentric.

We increased the number of escorts on the way back and had them lay in wait.

Thankfully, the party had gone off without a hitch. When my wife and daughter decided to return home, I accompanied them in their carriage. It had turned out that my unpleasant premonition proved correct.

The carriage suddenly came to a stop and the outside got quite noisy. I told my family to wait inside and lock the door as I headed out.

As expected, it had been the same ones who had killed my wife in the previous timeline. However, with the escorts that had been secretly deployed, the quality of protection was overwhelmingly different. They were suppressed immediately.

One of the escorts tied up the man who appeared to be the boss of the group. He brought him towards me and I realized that he was the same man who I’d hit in anger during the trial. He had been the first to be executed.

In the previous timeline, my anger had gotten the better of me and I’d had him killed without properly asking…

“Who hired you?”

“…”

“Alright, keep silent. I’ll listen to you slowly at a later date. Take them away.” With those words, the thieves were taken away.

When I returned to the carriage, my wife and daughter were anxiously waiting for me. To ease their nerves, I gently smiled at them.

“Dear husband, is everything alright?”

“It’s okay. Everything has been settled. Now, let’s go home.”

“Father?”

“It’s alright Rose, don’t look so uneasy. Father will protect you no matter what.”

She nodded innocently at my declaration – yelling out “Yeah!” – and I wondered if I’d managed to ease her worries.

My wife still looked concerned, but relaxed visibly when I held her hand and smiled.

In that way, the first tragedy was avoided. That said, it was probably a planned attack. Let’s sniff out the organization responsible. With this in mind, I returned to our house with my precious family.



After just a bit of violence, the thieves became more honest. Apparently, the request was made by a house that harbored hostilities towards our family.

However, I was aware that a group of thugs would not be believed in a court of law. There just wasn’t enough proof. So, for the time being, I handed them over to the kingdom’s troops, asking for both their punishments and a thorough investigation.

Then, I ordered my subordinates to find out the weaknesses of that house. Thanks to these excellent individuals, information was gathered quickly. Honestly, I was amazed at the degree of information that they had been able to gather.

At first, I’d thought to take away one of their beloved family members as revenge. Then I realized that it would make me the same as the other person so I abandoned this route. Instead, I’d decided to destroy their standing by accusing them of fraud, but I delay their punishment for just a little while.

The reason for this was because my daughter had just been selected as the Crown Prince’s consort candidate. This was because – at least at present – there was only one family that balanced out the royal family’s power and had a daughter that was the correct age.

It goes without saying that I refused at first, but eventually I had no choice but to accept because the King was so persistent. However, I’d added some conditions.

First, the relationship between Rose and the Prince would remain that of fiancée ‘candidates’ and their engagement would only proceed if neither party found someone they loved before graduating from the academy.

Second, if either person found someone that they liked but tried to break the engagement via unreasonable methods then appropriate measures would be taken.

Surprisingly, the King agreed to this.

Honestly, I didn’t want to give my beloved Rose to that stupid Prince. But it can’t be helped, because I need this timeline to be at least somewhat similar to my memories so as to exact appropriate revenge.

However, I was firm in telling Rose that she was simply a consort ‘candidate’ and that if she had someone whom she liked then she could tell me.

The Prince seemed to believe Rose was his official fiancée, but I don’t really care about his misunderstandings. I left it alone for the time being because it would be convenient for my plans.

Well, it would still be most ideal if the Prince decided not to do anything, but as it turned out, his fate was unavoidable.



It had been a while since Rose started attending the academy. As a parent, I was lonely, but I still had my younger son and daughter. (Though I still wondered when Rose would come home.)

One day, I received a message from the subordinate I had secretly made Rose’s escort. He reported to me that the Prince was spending time with a common woman.

When I heard this, I immediately requested an audience with the King and reported the matter. He was in a cold sweat and tried to stop me, but a promise was a promise.

Rose didn’t particularly like the Prince either, so it was fine.

In the end, the King said he would put the matter on hold, so that day ended up a wash. Afterwards, I requested audiences several times without receiving a response. Then, the day of the abominable evening party had arrived.

When we’d entered the venue – I was escorting Rose – all eyes were on us at once. Well, her fiancé, the Prince, had left her alone and escorted another woman, so of course people would be curious.

After a while, the Prince made the same declaration as the previous timeline.

“Rose, I am breaking my engagement with you! You have always bullied Marie! I will expose this wickedness!”

The venue was abuzz at the Prince’s words.

When I discreetly looked at a certain individual – one of the people who were hostile towards my family and perpetrators of tonight – they were smiling at the situation. Seeing that, I inwardly smirked.

Now, let’s settle this!

“Your Highness, please wait a moment. I would like to hear more of that story.”

After I’d said this, the Prince glared at me, openly hostile. “What?! I won’t revoke this cancellation or your daughter’s punishment!”

“Your Highness, it seems that you are operating under a mistaken premise.”

“What?”

“In the first place, my daughter and you were not even officially engaged.”

The venue is once again set abuzz. Well, that’s natural, after all, everyone had been treating her as his fiancée up until this point, therefore, they were surprised at the sudden turn of events. Some people even seemed to think that I was lying so as to avoid punishment…

Like this Prince in front of me. “Don’t mess with me! Where’s the evidence of that—?”

“Right here.” I took out the pledge, which His Majesty, the King, had signed.

The Prince, who had been shouting until now, was confused when he saw that the document was genuine. “But! My father—”

“I understood Rose properly, didn’t I?”

“Yes, Father.”

“Then why didn’t you deny it?!”

“I didn’t feel the need to as I was not engaged to Your Highness to begin with.”

“But, you’re in love with me, right?”

“Huh? Why? What would I like about you, Your Highness?”

“But you’ve been bullying Marie because of that burning jealousy!”

“No, I wasn’t jealous. Whether as a member of the opposite sex or as a human being, I’ve never liked Your Highness. My type has always been someone cool, like my father.” Rose smiled as she said that and I was involuntarily pleased.

Her type is like me, huh…?

The Prince, who refused to give up, was still trying to push the events in his favor. Well, it can’t be helped…

“Your Highness, my daughter never bullied anyone in the first place.”

“That’s not true! Marie said—”

“That girl named Marie is deceiving you to frame our family. Is that not right, Duke Montest and Count Heidert?” When they were suddenly accused, the two heads of their families, denied is resolutely, as though in righteous fury.

“What is with this story?”

“It’s totally false.”

“That’s alright, I’ve already proven that it was your work. There’s evidence. I’ve recorded your secret conversations and submitted it to the King, so please speak with him instead. I’ve also made your wrongdoings public…well, please do your best.”

“W-wha?!” They both exclaimed in unison.

“Guards, arrest them.”

The guards, who had been awaiting my words, took the two of them in. The entire venue became quite noisy afterwards. However, it seems that the Prince has yet to give up.

“B-but Marie…”

“Your Highness, I don’t have too much free time, so I’ll state this in brief. That young woman is the former Princess of Arubahelm, a country that our kingdom previously conquered. She’s here for revenge on this country. Isn’t that right, Marie-san? Oh, you don’t have to bother making an excuse. Why don’t you just show us that emblem on your arm instead?”

When I said that, she turned her gaze towards me and laughed. “My, I’m quite surprised. How did you find out?”

“M-maria?”

“Ah, Your Highness—I’m sorry. It seems that I’ve been exposed. To be perfectly honest, it’s exactly as that man has said.”

“No, it must be a lie…”

“I got closer to you to avenge my homeland. I wanted to become Queen and throw this country into economic collapse…well, it’s impossible now that I’ve been exposed. It was so easy to trick you. We had a good time, didn’t we?”

“W-wha—”

“Even though I did such a good job…well, it can’t be helped now. Oh, and Rose-sama, I never had a chance to tell you, but I like you quite a bit. If your personality was just a little bit more distorted, I’d like you even more.” She said as she was taken away by the guards, leaving the absentminded Prince.

Only the poor, deceived Prince was left onstage.

“Rose, for the time being, let’s go back home…”

“Yes, Father.”

I held hands with my daughter as we returned to our home. I’d finally protected the family that I loved…



After that, the Prince was put under house arrest and deprived of his right to inherit. Though, the truth seemed to be that he was mentally scarred after being betrayed by that woman and could not leave his room.

The aides who had been unable to stop the Prince were punished by their own houses.

It seemed that the (former) Crown Prince’s younger brother would become the next King, but regardless, I didn’t want Rose to marry into that kind of family.

Rose fell in love with a classmate – the son of a Count – and they eventually got married. When I was sad about giving my daughter away, my wife comforted me.

Even so, Rose’s partner was a good man, so I couldn’t help but like him.

When our two younger children grew up, I retired and leisurely spent the rest of my life with my dear wife.

I still sometimes wonder why I got the chance to start over.

There were so many pieces that I’d never grasped, but in the end, when I looked at my laughing wife next to me, all the need for answers melted away. Next to my children, lively grandchildren and wife, I passed away.

My last words had been decided a long time ago.

“It was…a happy life…”

I protected that which I could not in my previous life. My dear daughter from the first timeline, I will greedily pray for your happiness.

Please give her happiness…

With that, I finally closed my eyes.





[1] An affectionate term for an older male servant.

[2] Meant to be baby talk/babble for “older sister.” Sorry, I’m not great at this.

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

Good day, I am the daughter of Earl Talbot, Rururia.

Today again, for some reason, I find myself visiting the royal palace.

What are the circumstances causing the daughter of a mere earl to come to the royal palace so often? Well, that starts with the Crown Prince’s (title pending) declaration to cancel his engagement at our graduation party.

That farce had at first seemed like someone else’s problem. Allegedly, His Highness fiancée, daughter of Duke Emil Dilaver, had pushed the daughter of Baron Rouge, Maria, down the stairs. Maria, who was in love with His Highness, had a witness to this crime. Apparently, it was me.

Of course, I had never seen such an incident so I was honest (I mean of course, right, what else would I do?) and the situation had been settled.

Afterwards, a bunch of men with a ton of power had nearly forced me into a friendship with Irene-sama. Then, I was called to the royal palace and His Majesty, the king, issued an edict proclaiming that I was to become his exclusive ‘venting partner’. What an unprecedented honor (LOL).

Yes, the order came directly from His Majesty…

“I wonder why this happened, big brother.”

Of course, there’s no reply. I’m alone today. How lonely. My hallucination of my elder brother says something terrible – “What goes around comes around.” – which didn’t sound like my brother at all.

I’m walking alone. This seems to be a secret passage for the exclusive use of the royal family and therefore the maid was not allowed to accompany me.

Further, the escort from last time – the knight commander – was also not here. He had said “I’m not free today.” Isn’t that terrible??

As I was thinking this, I was pulled into a hidden room!!



“Rururia Talbot-sama, right?”

Even in a room as dimly lit as this one, you would surely recognize someone if you had met them just days before.

“…May I help you with something, Your Highness?”

That’s right! This here was someone from the royal family. It made sense! This was, after all, a passage reserved for the royal family. Now I wish I’d taken the regular way!

“Well, for my first question, why are you here, exactly?” As he said this, His Highness pushed me against the wall and boxed me in with both of his arms.

Y-you’re too close!! Get away!! I really want to cut his hair off!!

“I don’t believe I’m obligated to answer that.” I managed to rid myself of the urge to pull out his hair by tightly gripping my fan. My patience is running out. I bet that the older ladies that attend royal functions must also have a deep desire to pluck out his hair!!

“That’s quite some courage you’ve got.” His Highness narrowed his eyes. He was smiling softly, but his eyes didn’t reflect that at all. His face is quite nice though, I bet there are a lot of women in the palace that develop feelings for him.

As I was looking at him, he lifted up my chin!!

“You’re certainly quite cheeky.”

Slap.

O-oh no! My hands, they moved on their own!!

“Eh?” His Highness lets out a slightly silly voice, but I just clasp the fan in my hand. This was legitimate self-defense! I won’t let myself be falsely charged!!

“Then, excuse me!” I felt like I ran the fastest I’d ever had in my life.



“You see, even though I’ve disinherited the only Crown Prince and made him a vassal instead, they’re saying that the punishment isn’t harsh enough…” Your Majesty, an uncle past forty isn’t exactly cute when he’s hugging a cushion in his arms and complaining.

His Majesty had arrived soon after I had fled to the designated room. Since then, it’s pretty much been unfolding like this.

To be honest, it’s annoying.

Rather, I’ve heard before an official announcement was made about the disinheritance. God have mercy on His Highness, the Crown Prince.

“My, that’s terrible!”

“It’s it?! I’m still the King, you know?!” His Majesty buried his face into the cushion. Wow, how dignified.

Oh, shortly before His Majesty arrived, Her Majesty, the Queen, also made an appearance. She’d given me a small smile before leaving. Please rest assured, I’m really not interested in power at all. I won’t be competing with you at all.

“Well, it’s okay because I’ve already found a successor.”

Huh? Is that okay? Or rather, what happened to His Majesty’s tears? I feel like I’ve just gotten a glimpse into the darkness inside of the royal family. I want to go home!

His Majesty sighs deeply. It would really be better if you separated from that cushion, though.

“Meanwhile, Irene’s devotees are wandering around causing a fuss and complaining about ridiculous matters…”

His Majesty says that even Her Majesty has become a devotee. Wow, so her charms work on women as well…

“That certainly sounds quite difficult to handle.”

“That’s right, only you can understand me, Rururia-jyou!”

Apparently though, I had replied correctly, as His Majesty’s face shined with a smile as he hugged his cushion.

Hasn’t there been such a partner before?

“Well, until now, I could only talk about this to Lionel, but really, that guy is just too expressionless…”

Huh? Wasn’t the knight commander – Lionel Arestant – part of the harem as well??

Well, if you’re consulting someone then you’d obviously want a reaction. With that iron exterior of his, he would be unlikely to provide something like that.

“That’s why, I’m really looking forward to speaking with you from here on out, Rururia-jyou.”

“Eh, I hate this though.” When I turned him down unintentionally, His Majesty made an incredibly sad face.

“Please don’t say that! If that’s the case then I’ll approve some more subsidy applications!”

“No, if I get a lot of preferential treatment then it’ll annoy those around you.”

His Majesty groans when I refuse again.

“How about gold? Is gold good?! Or jewelry? Such greed! But even a national treasure is alright!”

“Don’t just call people villains. In the first place, national treasures are what I need least of all.”

What would I even do with something like that? I certainly can’t sell it. I suppose I could display it. But why would we want to look at it in our own home?

“Oh, and on my way here, I was confronted by the second prince. Therefore, I’d like to decline out of fear for my own safety.”

“Ah, that guy!! I see, I see.” Your Majesty, why do you look so happy? I’m starting to feel a little murderous. “That guy, he hasn’t said anything since this morning. He looked deep in thought. I see, I see. So, he ended up going directly to you instead?”

Your Majesty, what does that mean?! It’s like I’m a human sacrifice, here!!

Though I glared at him with murderous intent, he only returned it with a big smile.

“Even that guy is a gentleman. He wouldn’t hurt a lady, but I’ll ask Lionel to take you home as a precaution, so be at ease.”

I’m not relieved at all, though?!

From then on, no matter how much I refused the position, His Majesty wouldn’t dismiss me. Instead, I received a jewel, which was equivalent to about one month’s tax income from my territory. Should I stockpile this for a rainy day?

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The Villainess’ (Attempted) Escape [2]: The Villainess Cannot Escape (R18)

Title: The Villainess Cannot Escape / The Villainess’ (Attempted) Escape ②

Original: 悪役令嬢は逃げられない / 悪役令嬢の逃亡(未遂) ②

Author: 茜菫

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n2246ez/

Summary: A sequel to “The Villainess Wants to Escape.” I’m the fiancée of the Crown Prince, who is a capture target in an otome game that I played in my past life. I was reincarnated as the villainess who harasses the heroine, gets convicted, and dies. But, I don’t want to die so I won’t get involved with the heroine.





Why is this happening?

Right now, I’m struck by the deep desire to flee from this place. I don’t mind messing up as, personally, the urge to scratch my head in frustration was hard to ignore. However, when I remember the maid who had worked tirelessly on my hard-to-style silver hair, I relented. Forgetting to blink, I stared blankly at nothing while thinking about how stupid it was to be worrying about my hairstyle at a time like this.

The gorgeous chandelier hurt my eyes. Furthermore, the stares of those around me also hurt and I heard an uncomfortable buzzing in my ears.

I can assure you that the ones attracting the most attention at this venue are us. The central figure is the Crown Prince of this country, His Royal Highness Leonhardt von Vanstein. His beautiful, fluffy honey-colored hair shines brightly and his violet eyes are directed straight towards me. Standing before him, locking eyes, is me: Lucie von Schönburg, his fiancée and the eldest daughter of Earl Schönburg.

Behind His Highness is Catalina von Valmar. She’s a pretty girl with loosely curled pink hair and young leaf-colored eyes. She must have been the eldest daughter of Earl Valmar.

This is unmistakably a familiar sight. I’ve seen this scenario many times in my previous life.

Oh, I’m dead.

This time for sure, I definitely had the expression of a Tibetan fox.

In my past life, I was an average citizen living in Japan; a country that does not exist in this world. This situation is exactly like the event CG when the heroine is protected by the prince and the villainess is condemned. It is from an otome game that I, who had no boyfriend, played in my past life.

The heroine’s name is Cataline by default, the prince is Leonhardt, and the villainess is Lucie. It’s surely not a coincidence that all the names match. In the game, this is a Happy Ending for the heroine, and a Game Over for the villainess. What a mess.

“Um, Your Highness…shouldn’t we stop here?”

“Lady Lucie, I can’t do that.”

His Highness was laughing but his eyebrows were slightly lowered. His eyes weren’t laughing at all. I’ve been his fiancée for a year and a half so I can tell when he’s upset.

“I will not forgive the sin of trying to trap my beloved,” said Prince Leonhardt. Catalina, who was standing behind him, clasped her hands tightly in front of her chest. Her shoulders were small and trembling, but she was looking at me with pursed lips. It was like she had a plan. I looked back at her, while thinking that she was a perfectly healthy girl putting on the facade of being frightened.

Honestly, I want to look away and faint.

“Lady Catalina has launched a complaint saying that you have been harassing her.”

“…Isn’t that a misunderstanding?”

“Lady Lucie…!” Catalina says my name full of blame. She had tears in her eyes, which looked ready to spill at any moment. It was certainly the perfect look for a victim. Was she really claiming that she was being bullied by me?

After watching the situation, His Highness took a deep breath and stared straight into my eyes. I wanted to look away, but there was a silent pressure coming from him, which prevented me from doing so.

“…She ruined my dress by splashing red wine on me.”

“…Yes, I admit that, but it wasn’t on purpose.”

It really hadn’t been on purpose at all. After recalling my past memories, I had tried to stay as far away from Catalina as possible. It was the same at this evening party, but she had approached me. When I noticed her and tried to escape, another young lady bumped into me and I spilled red wine on Catalina’s dress before falling over in embarrassment.

…By no means had it been intentional. I had gotten more hurt from falling down than she’d had from wine being splashed onto her. I was so embarrassed at the time that I wanted to quickly disappear. I really won’t forgive the woman who’d bumped into me in the first place.

“There is a witness who says that she saw you push her down the stairs.”

“…I don’t remember anything like that. I did see her rolling down, but she fell by herself. I hadn’t touched her at all.”

I’d kept avoiding Catalina because of the wine incident, but had met her again when I was descending the stairs at another evening party. As she was walking up, she grinned at me before suddenly screaming and rolling down the steps.

It was then that I had become convinced that she was a reincarnated individual, the same as myself. Maybe she’s trying to force the harassment events because I wouldn’t bully her. Honestly, Catarina was terrifying to me. Thanks to her frightened eyes and fallen state, people began to whisper that I had pushed her down on purpose.

Even now, when confronting her like this, I get unpleasant sweats, nausea and dizziness. I want to lose consciousness. I honestly want to faint and let everyone else figure this out while I’m not there. His Highness Prince Leonhardt will likely be able to put two and two together. That’s right, that would be for the best.

“Lady Lucie.”

His Highness, who had been my fiancé for a year and a half, seemed to have a different idea on how to proceed. When I called his name, he simply smiled at me. I let out a groan, looking down. Meanwhile, Catalina took a step forward, as if deciding that this was the most opportune moment to attack.

“…And, I heard you at the evening party the other night. You were talking to some men about attacking me…”

In fact, at the evening party in question, Catalina had been attacked in the courtyard. I had no choice but to look at Catalina, who continued trembling in terrified victim performance, with a face as if I’d chewed something bitter. On the other hand, I was wondering why she would go out to the courtyard in the first place.

“Lady Lucie, do you not remember?”

“…Of course not.”

Her accusations were, of course, false. I’d been afraid of Catalina and planning to leave early. You could say that I’m only here right now because that plan had failed. Catalina is a person I fear. It’s ridiculous that I would harass a person like that. I don’t want to get involved with her, I want to run away.

“…Then, let’s prove it.”

His Highness would not allow me to escape. If I’d looked at His Highness resentfully, he would have only stared back with eyes that weren’t laughing. Realizing that I could not escape, I tried to imitate a Tibetal snail. When he saw that expression, however, he laughed.

“Lady Catalina, did you hear that?”

“…In front of the parlor that was prepared for the evening party. I’d gotten a little tired and thought I’d take a break…it was then that I heard Lady Lucie’s voice…”

There are several guest rooms available during evening parties. They are often used by both men and women.

“Though I couldn’t see inside, it was certainly Lady Lucie’s voice. She was speaking with someone, a man.”

“…Oh?”

“I couldn’t believe that Your Highness’ fiancée would be alone in a room with another man…” she said with her cheeks shyly dyed as she averted her eyes. Catalina dropped her act for a moment and glared. That’s it. Please, don’t say anything else. You should be aware of what might be happening if a man and woman are alone in one room. I felt like we were being stabbed by the eyes surrounding us. I turned red with shame and looked down. What horrible things was she saying!

“You are not suitable to be Prince Leonhardt’s fiancée…!”

Had Catalina really been in front of the door at that time? I squeezed my hands together tightly, unable to raise my face.

“…So you’re saying that the man with Lady Lucie was involved in the plan to attack you/”

“Yes, I’m sure.”

Catalina nodded as she answered loudly to His Highness’ question. Her blame filled gaze was directed at me. Oh no, this is no good. Nothing can be done at this point. My face turned pale and shoulders quivered at her ridiculous accusations.

Everyone present at the venue held their breath, watching carefully for what would happen next. It was then that a small laugh echoed throughout the quiet hall.

“…Prince Leonhardt?”

It was His Highness, who was standing in front of me, that was laughing. Catalina called out his name in astonishment. It was then that he shot her a terribly cold gaze. His glare was so sharp that Catalina’s shoulders shook in fear.

“Yeah…so you’re saying that I was part of such a ridiculous plan.”

“…Eh…no way that must be a lie…um, um…”

Catalina’s eyes alternate between me and His Highness as if she’s seeing something incredible.

I admit that I was certainly in a room with a man that day, but that person was my fiancé, His Highness Prince Leonhardt. A person who was more than a little mischievous.

“No, no, it can’t be…”

While she had been going full speed ahead until just a moment ago, now she had turned blue to the point that I began to pity her. Her entire body was trembling. Unknowingly, she had challenged His Highness himself.

“I just showered my fiancée with love on that day.”

“Ahhhh, please stop Your Highness!!!”

I jumped towards His Highness and desperately begged him to not say anything further. Many people watched me with pity in their eyes. It made me want to dig a hole for myself. In contrast, His Highness, who’d hurriedly turned to me, looked to be in an extremely good mood. He put his arm around my waist and snuggled me to his side.

“The young lady who hit Lady Lucie from behind resulting in the wine to splash on you and the one who said that Lady Lucie pushed you down the stairs happened to be the same person. Apparently they were threatened to cooperate because of a debt. It looks like…Lady Catalina, she was indebted to you.’

I didn’t know that. I wondered when he had looked it up. His Highness’ expression was extremely cold. Catalina, whose attitude had done a 180, quivered and shook, looking like she was about to collapse. The roles should have been reversed; with me being condemned and her held by his Highness.

“…Please, forgive…me.”

“I said it at the beginning. I won’t forgive the sin of trying to trap my beloved.”

Catalina had probably been convinced that his ‘beloved’ was no one other than herself. His Highness’ ‘beloved’ in the original game had been Catalina, after all.

His Highness supported me as I watched Catalina being taken away. I felt like I was ready to break and collapse. The condemnation event, which was supposed to be my Game over, had changed. Now, I’m standing safely with my feet on the ground…but I feel like I’m about to fall.

“…Now there isn’t any reason to run away from me anymore, is there?”

I give a little nod to His Highness as he whispers this into my ear. At the evening party the other night, when I had planned to leave early, I was cornered by His Highness and devoured. It was then that I confessed. Not about having a previous life, but instead that since I met His Highness, I had dreams about repeatedly harassing Catalina and eventually being convicted and executed by her and His Highness at today’s event.



Many things had happened, but the worst future had been avoided and I was still here as His Highness’ fiancée. As His Highness and I left the venue, with him supporting the ready-to-collapse me, I thought it was all because of Catalina that he now looked at me with such warm eyes.

When we left the glittering venue, I was held in his arms and taken to his private room as we didn’t know who would interrupt if we used a guest room.

I was relieved to be let go when we arrived at the room, but this was short-lived as I was hugged firmly soon after.

“…Your Highness…hmmmhmm…”

I was kissed lightly several times. Our lips made small smacking noises, before His Highness slowly traced my upper and lower lips with the tip of his tongue. Then, he gently nibbled on my lips before a warm tongue invaded my open mouth. He traced my teeth and entwined his tongue with my own.

At the same time, he grasped my hips tightly, embracing me. His Highness ‘excitement’ pressed against my stomach. My body responded, with my secret place getting hot and feeling a sweet tingle.

Hah…Lucie…”

He released my lips, letting out a warm exhale. The top of my dress was pulled down and my humble chest was exposed. When the stimulation makes my body shake, His Highness mischievously smiles and begins sucking on my pink nipples.

Ah…hmm.”

I was teased by his tongue. Every time he sucked, my lower body became greedier. The unattended nipple was promptly pulled at by his pointer finger and thumb. My thighs had begun to rub against one another and a pool of wetness accumulated between my legs.

I was picked up by His Highness, who must have noticed, and laid down on the bed. I hurriedly pushed against his body and tried to get up, but before I could, His Highness, who was hovering over me, thrust his hand underneath my dress and dexterously pulled my underwear off.

“…Your Highness…”

“Shouldn’t it be something else?”

He stared down at me with hot eyes and laughed, exuding sex appeal. He relaxed only around me. I swallowed hard when I noticed the tent in his pants.

“…Löwe…”

“…Rest assured, marry me.”

When I nod at his words, His Highness laughs with satisfaction and softly kisses my cheek. Then, he takes my right hand and uses it to squeeze his cock. His hardness was hot in my hands and I was quivering from the sensation alone. My face turned red and I looked away, hearing a small laugh in response. His Highness’ hand, which grasped my own, slowly moved up and down his dick.

Hahhah…”

His Highness’ voice leaked, his appearance reflecting the excitement. I unconsciously held my breath and stared at him. His eyelids were trembling and his long eyelashes fluttered, edging closer to his eyebrows. The exhilaration was intensely sexy.

A transparent liquid overflew from the tip, acting as a lubricant and causing the speed of our hands to naturally speed up. Imagining how it might come inside me someday made my honey overflow into His Highness’ hand. He had snuck his hand up my skirt and began stroking me, causing a scream from my lips.

Hyaahi, Löwe…Ah.”

He stared at me with his enchanting eyes and traced my slit with his fingertips. I trembled with pleasure, feeling heavenly, as he penetrated slightly to touch the bud beneath my folds.

Ah, ah…”

While letting out a squeak, I was rubbed at with both fast and slow movements. My body felt weak, so I let go of His Highness and let my body collapse into the mattress. He crawled up towards my face and kissed the wound on my shoulder.

It had been inflicted on me a year and a half ago, when I protected Prince Leonhardt. Originally, there was meant to be only a small scar on my right arm due to the assassination attempt of His Highness, but the memories of my previous life had cause me to act different, giving me a serious injury, which made me wonder if I was dead nor alive. As a result, His Highness had given me an amazing amount of affection.

“Lucie…”

The scar had been traced with His Highness’ fingertips and licked many times. It’s a constant every time we’re intimate and it always thrills me.

In this last year and a half, I had repeatedly thought about running away from His Highness. It was incredible being loved by His Highness, but when I thought that I would lose that love at today’s condemnation event, I was afraid to trust it.

I recalled the appearance of the game version of Lucie who had died in the confusion of trying to kill the heroine. Even though I tried to run and not be captivated by Prince Leonhardt, we had repeatedly been intimate. I loved His Highness so much that I couldn’t help it.

That’s why I was very relieved by today’s events.

My dress is rolled up and something hot is pulsing between my clenched thighs. When my core was rubbed a strong pleasure shook me.

“…Ahahn…”

He pulled out from my thighs before pushing in again. This action was repeated many times as I was left panting, the waves of pleasure rolling over me from head to toe.

Ahah, hah…”

“…Does it feel good?”

He grabbed my hips and rocked me, clouded by lust. Nothing had been inserted, but the sound of skin bumping against each other still echoed throughout the room along with the rough breaths of His Highness and my sweet moans.

Ah, ah, ahah…”

He ground against my clit and my back arched in pleasure, my eyes rolling to the back of my head and seeing while. Both of us were near our respective climaxes. His Highness moaned a little before letting go and releasing a cloudy liquid onto my breasts.

He’d kept his promise to keep our chastity until we’re married. Though, I feel like it’s hard to call it ‘chastity’ just because he hasn’t inserted it yet, but I can’t resist him. I’m starting to expect it and I just can’t seem to escape His Highness.