FILWTV 9th Update!


“Being followed by
a weird woman.”

 


It wasn’t only the young aristocrats receiving different treatment based on their status and title rank, their servants were treated differently too.

Although the attendants were made to be on standby in the common rooms while their respective masters were taking classes, even those rooms varied depending on the House they were serving.

This year the best rooms were prepared for the servants of the royal family and the three main Houses. There was a desk that they required to perform their duties prepared for each one of them with an unlimited supply of ink and paper. There was also a napping room attached to the side, truly a luxurious environment.

Even the snacks and confectionaries were of the highest quality. Although those were not for the servants but were prepared for them to take to their lords.

As for what the valets were doing in that waiting room back then, in reality, there was hardly anything job-related for them to do.

Even the ones serving the crown prince and the three lordlings had no other things to do but study. Their valet-related tasks weren’t really taxing.

They did not even have the usual job of arranging tea parties since the academic life also had the purpose of intensifying social interactions, there was never really a need to hold one. The valets now had more free days to spend than when they had been living in their lord’s mansion.

But of course, specific circumstances depended on the will of the valets themselves, some were just like Rion who thought of it as an opportunity to study diligently.

All servants of House Aqusmea were also of that type, which is why they were enthusiastically writing with their pens in the book on top of their desks. All of them had a reason to do so.

The valet of the heir being the future butler or majordomo was also a usual career progression path in the House Aqusmea. But the amount of staff serving Lancelot was not limited to one, numbering three servants instead.

Of course, it was not because looking after Lancelot was difficult to that degree. Them being candidates for the future majordomo, they were all picked to offer competition to each other.

Next were the servants of the House Fatillas’ Charlotte. They, all being maids, had almost no future promotion possibilities. The sole exception was the head maid position, but being given that meant no hope for marriage.

Therefore what those girls wished for was not promotion, but being able to find a marriage partner and quit their work.

As for what those maids were doing right then…

「Hey, why are you wearing an eye patch?」

They were trying to get close to Rion, who was the most striking person among those in the waiting room.

For them, as they did not know his circumstances, Rion was a really suitable partner. If he became the majordomo of a Marquess estate, he would be able to afford an extremely affluent lifestyle, even more impressive, than that of lesser nobles, and on top of it, he would also wield a great deal of authority.

「Due to injury, it can’t see that well. The doctor said that it’s better to rest it as much as possible.」

「Injury? Did it suffer harm?」

「Although I can’t really tell by its appearance, that may indeed have been the case.」

「So one can’t tell at a glance, huh?」

Hearing Rion’s reply, smiles floated on the maids’ faces. For them, it was  important that it didn’t impact the appearance or eyesight.

「Your name would be?」

「It’s Rion.」

「I see, I’m Mila.」

「Ah, you see, I’m Margaret.」

「I’m Sylvia.」

「Miss Mila, Miss Margaret and Miss Sylvia then, please treat me well.」

「「「……….」」」

The three maids were immediately entranced by Rion who said that with a smile. Although they were older compared to Rion, he had captivated women of an even older age than them before.

Though their first intention was only to lightly introduce themselves, he completely captured their hearts

「H-Hey! You know…」

「What is it?」

「Does Rion know a shop that serves delicious desserts?」

「I’m not very well-versed in those matters.」

「I see…」

The maids thought their attempt to use asking for good shops as a pretext to arrange a date had failed but…

「But I want to search for such shops because Vincent-sama has a sweet tooth. The problem is that eating dessert all alone was embarrassing..」

「Then, I will guide you to such shops!」

「Are you sure?」

「Yes. I know a particularly good one. Because it’s the best, I’m sure it would suit your master’s taste. This time, I’ll be there to guide you, so let’s check it out.」

「… Won’t it cause trouble to you?」

「Don’t worry! We should help each other in times of trouble!」

「Well then, I accept your offer.」

「I know of shops as well!!」

Witnessing the success of Mila, Margaret has raised her voice without delay.

「Eh?」

「I’m knowledgeable of such places too, so I’ll guide you as well.」

「Okay, Thank you very much.」

「Then, when are we going?」

「Wait a minute! I’m the one who was promised first!」

「You have yet to set the date correct? I will ask for one ahead of you then!」

「What did you say!?」

「Be quiet!」

The one who shouted loudly at the maids was one of the Aquasmea valets. However, the three maids were unfazed by this.

「If you want a quiet place, then why not go to the library and study there instead?」

「What did you say!?」

「We are sharing this waiting room. We are not obliged to hold back our voices just for you.」

「I am trying to seriously study here! Obviously, you are in the wrong by engaging in such frivolous conversation!」

「It’s nothing frivolous. Deepening relationship by interaction with fellow servants is an important thing.」

「Interaction? So taking delight while being surrounded by women is called “interaction”?」

「Ha?」

Suddenly being pointed at by the sharp end of the argument, Rion was startled. Although it couldn’t be helped because he was one of the causes of the guy’s anger, it was still too sudden.

「It seems the valet of House Windhill is easygoing and content with just talking to the maids.」

「…It is by the command of Vincent-sama after all.」

「Talking with maids? As expected of the Windhill’s…」

「That I must be gentle to women at all cost. Vincent-sama constantly reminds me of that.」

Rion immediately continued speaking not even waiting for the other guy to finish his words.

「….That Vincent? Telling you to be gentle to women?」

「Isn’t that way of addressing Vincent-sama impertinent of you? If that is really the etiquette of the House Aqusmea, then I will respond accordingly.」

「… It is not. However, for viscount Vincent-dono to say such a thing… If that’s the case, then wouldn’t he have had apologized to that commoner instead?」

What the valet of Lancelot was talking about was the incident with the female student. Which was exactly what Rion wanted to talk about.

「I wonder what are you talking about? It is because he wanted to be gentle towards women that he apologized, even though he was not in the wrong.」 ”

「However…」

「Would you mind me asking a question?」

「What is it?」

「Because you are House Aqusmea’s valet, you should’ve been present there and heard what happened, right?」

「…Yeah, I heard everything.」

After seemingly falling into deep thought for a while, the valet acknowledged it.

「Do you remember the words of caution of Vincent-sama directed towards the female student?」

「Words of caution? I only remember him yelling…」

This valet didn’t remember details of an incident that left such an impression. Rion was doubtful of that, but rather than pressing him, he decided to make him speak of the truth himself instead.

「Because the student placed her large baggage on the road, thinking it was dangerous he warned her to put it aside.」

「…Oh, her baggage, huh? Indeed, it was really big.」

「You remember it, don’t you?」

「Yeah, because it was carried in our carriage.」

「There is something I want to ask about that incident as well.」

「What is it?」

「That woman was a commoner. And despite that she made Viscount Lancelot-dono carry her luggage. Why was such a thing not rebuked?」

「…Indeed. Why?」

The other valet had “that’s strange..” written on his face in capital letters and looked over at his fellows. Their response was the same sort of confusion. Inclining their heads, they were left to wonder about it.

「That female student had caused trouble to others. I don’t know why Vincent-sama, who only cautioned her about that, is the one receiving prejudice. To get through to her, Vincent-sama had shouted towards that female student. And she has done such a thing to viscount Lancelot-dono, which was an even more impertinent conduct in my opinion.」

「Agreed…」

Because class relations in this world were strict, a commoner shouting at an aristocrat was unthinkable. Even if the aristocrats was at fault, because his social status was higher, it would be immediately concluded that it was the commoner’s transgression. That was a common practice in this world.

So why did the rumors spreading around go against that reality? After seeing the response of Lancelot’s valets, Rion became more confused by the situation.

「It’s that woman…」

「Yes?」

The one who cut in the conversation was Mila. She was not even trying to conceal her hateful facial expression.

「That woman’s impudence breaks all common sense. Even though she’s a mere commoner, she was getting overly friendly towards Charlotte-sama, you know?」

「…Is that the case? But why did you let her do that?」

「I reproached her, you know? However, Charlotte-sama overruled me, and decided to lie telling her there’s no need to be concerned about it.」

「…Charlotte-sama herself said that?」

「Because she is a very kind person, she has said so for appearances, but deep inside surely…」

「Is that so?」

Mila’s personal opinion was clearly mixed in there, but there was no merit in pointing that out. Rion went back to the valet he questioned earlier.

「…Erm, What does Viscount Lancelot-dono think?」

「Yeah… Probably because he is a tolerant person….., No, that doesn’t seem to be the case. It looks to me that for some reason he was interested in that commoner girl. 」

「…Is that so.」

More confusion entered Rion’s mind. Even though Vincent and Ariel were fairly tolerant towards Rion who was also a commoner, he knew that their relationship was causing the other servants of the House to knit their eyebrows.

And that relationship was strictly within the limits of servant-and-master attitude. If Rion acted in an overly familiar manner, both Ariel and Vincent would scold him for that harshly.

Although Rion thought for a moment that it might not have been the same in the other Houses, seeing the attitude of the maid and the valet, he understood that it wasn’t the case.

Then why was such a special treatment allowed towards that female student? No matter how he thought about it, he couldn’t understand.

Not being able to comprehend meant that he didn’t have enough information. Rion began to take action in order to spread his information network wider.

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Rion’s activities brought a different result than desired. Although he was troubled by it, in a way, it was already beyond his control.

After deepening his relationships with the maids of House Aqusmea, he was able to obtain a certain amount of information from the gossip they shared. He knew from experience, that by placing his sources well, the knowledge he desired would fall into his hands.

The higher the position of the maid, the harder it was for information to reach her. That was why the ones he approached were the best targets in the Academy. One could say that there was no gossip that could elude them and not reach his ears now.

Next, he decided to make a different kind of information network. What Rion was aiming for this time were the commoners. Although the fact that making connections with aristocrats would be hard in Rion’s situation was also a factor, when it came to information spreading, he thought it would be easier to do it through commoners than the secretive aristocrats.

Not just information gathering, but spreading information that was convenient for him was also his objective.

「Yes. Is it fine to leave it here?」

「Y-Yes.」

Rion handed over the bundle of paper sheets to the girl in front of the classroom entrance.

「Please don’t let them scatter around again, okay?」

「Ah, Okay. I will be careful.」

The face of the female was bright red as Rion talked gently.

「Well then, I’ll be off.」

「Erm!」

「Yes?」

「Thank you very much, Rion-sama.」

「No, please do not mind it. But about my name…」

「You are well-known for being a very kind person…」

「Well that is embarrassing. Besides, being gentle is due to my master’s constant reminders.」

「Your master?」

「It is Vincent-sama of Marquess House Windhill.」

「Eh?」

Hearing the name of Vincent, the female student raised a surprised voice. Although he felt quite down upon seeing that reaction, Rion did not let it show on his face but continued to speak while staring into the eyes of the female student.

「Because he is an awkward person, he gets misunderstood easily. Please, try looking at his true self.」

「…Okay… It’s your request after all.」

「What is your name? I’m afraid not knowing it puts me at a disadvantage.」

「…It’s Anne.」

「Anne-san. Well then, farewell, until opportunity arises to meet again.」

「Yes. Erm.」

「What is it?」

「If I stumbled upon Rion-san, would it be okay to greet you?」

「Yeah. We got to know each other after all.」

Just like that, if there was a female student in trouble, he would lend them his hand in any way required and telling them afterward that it was due to Vincent’s guidance.

Although he did it to spread the impression that there would be no way that Vincent would be rude towards a lady, the spreading rumor was completely different.

The rumor making rounds with the female students said that there was a considerably beautiful valet who might have looked a bit cold on the outside but was actually very gentle.

Most female students Rion met would tell others they couldn’t fathom why such a lovely person was serving Vincent as a valet.

The only reputation going up was Rion’s while Vincent’s never changed.

However, there was one more person losing popularity because of that.

That female student was-

「Rion-san!」

「…Maria-sama.」

「Please drop the honorifics, I’m a commoner, you know?」

If you were aware of such things, then you should be more careful about your way of speaking. After all, I might have been a commoner too, but I was still a retainer of a Marquess House. Those were the thoughts Rion had at that moment, but wouldn’t say. Anyhow, he didn’t want to get involved with this female student, he decided that even before their first meeting.

「Do you require something perhaps?」

「Nothing in particular, but since I caught sight of you…Can’t I?」

She looked at Rion with the upturned eyes like those of a spoiled child, but he wasn’t a person to be moved by that.

「I am in the middle of conversation with Anne-san.」

In other words, no, it was not a good time.

「…Erm, are you still talking?」

「We’re almost done, but I feel that ending the conversation in such a way would be discourteous. Anne-san, I apologize.」

「No, I do not mind. Besides, the one at fault was…」

The gaze of Anne went towards Maria. Much different to the look she gave Rion, it was very cold. With this, again, Maria gained the enmity of another female student.

Even though it’s not like there were no other chances to become closer to him, Maria still kept approaching Rion one way or another.

Their first conversation was her apologizing for having Rion apologize. Although it would’ve been better if she ended it with just that, Maria began to bad-mouth Vincent afterward. Having everything forced on you was hard, right? Although she said that with sympathy, Rion could only take it as a besmirching his master.

Although it made him instantly displeased, thinking about the possibility of another strange rumor spreading, he held back his feelings earnestly. However, the House Fatillas maids who saw it exploded in fury.

That scene they saw was Maria forcing herself on the reluctant Rion, and while it was really like that, he looked more pitiful in their eyes than what was actually the case.

The three maids immediately yelled at Maria. However, that was immediately rebuked and halted by their mistress, Charlotte. Due to that, their animosity swelled up even more.

The maids’ sentiment was favorable to Rion and it had spread to the other female servants in the Academy. Maria became a horrible woman for all those that heard about it.

And yet, not learning her lesson, Maria still never stopped trying to speak to Rion. With that, the animosity towards Maria had even spread to the female students. Not only because they were attracted to Rion.

It was also due to the spreading jealousy about Maria’s closeness to the great aristocratic Houses, even though she was a commoner like them.

「Well then, I shall excuse myself.」

「Yes.」

「Wait!」

Rion, who parted with Anne and was about to leave, was stopped by Maria.

「Do you still need something?」

「Rather than “still”, our conversation has even yet to start.」

「…However.」

「What?」

「Is it fine to talk to me while disregarding the presence of Viscount Lancelot-sama? 」

Maria was not alone. Lancelot and Charlotte were together with her.

Because this happened all the time, it made Rion think of Maria as troublesome all the more, but today he planned to make use of the fact.

「That’s no problem.」

「I don’t think this is Maria’s to decide.」

「But..」

「It’s going to be a bother, isn’t it?」

「…No, it’s nothing. Maria wanted to talk to you, so it’s not for me to interfere.」

「However, I am but a mere valet.」

「I know. How many times do you think we met?」

「…」

Was it fine to settle it with such a lenient comment, Rion asked himself. The position of the aristocrat and commoner was different, and with the noble being more important and from the Marquess House, he should be prioritized more.

Of course, there was no way Rion could say that. If he was Lancelot’s retainer, he would be admonished, but Rion was an employee from a different House.

The silence was the best protest he was permitted.

「If you do mind it, then I will order you myself. Listen to Maria. You may be a valet of another household, but there is no way you would disobey my words, is there?」

「With respects sir, I will if it goes against Vincent-sama’s commands.」

「…Is that so. Then what about this situation?」

「…Unfortunately, I was told to be gentle towards ladies.」

「Then speak with her.」

「…Understood. Well then, what is your business?」

「This time, we are going to eat tasty sweets together. Won’t Rion come as well?」

Calling Rion without honorifics suddenly made his eyebrow twitch. No one noticed because it was the one under his eye patch.

「…Is that invitation for Vincent-sama?」

「No. It is Rion that I am inviting.」

No honorifics again. The mature Ryou went to work on soothing Rion who was about to shiver. Of course, no one in his surroundings could know that.

「Though you troubled yourself with inviting me, I will have to decline.」

「Why?」

「It is not proper for a valet to dine with important personages without the presence of his lord. And even if that wasn’t the case I sadly have no time for such pleasantries.」

「They won’t really mind your presence there. Besides, you lie about not having time for it.」

 This persistence has irritated Rion even more. The only person he would ever permit that attitude from  was Ariel’s. This reaction was entirely dependent on Rion’s feelings and has nothing to do with stubbornness itself.

「Why do you say so?」

「Because you went on a date with Charlotte’s maid.」

「…I was planning on informing Charlotte-sama of that matter.

「Charlotte said that she didn’t mind.」

「…It was not a date. I just asked them to guide me to shops with delicious confectioneries. Those kinds of things are also among the jobs of the Valet.」

「Was it delicious?」

「…Yes. I was introduced to a really good shop.」

Rion already knew the words that would come next even without hearing them.

「Then, let’s go there.」

「By all means, do as you please. As I have told you before, I do not have the time.」

「But…」

「I must go to Vincent-sama’s side immediately. This takes precedence over anything else, so please do not hinder me anymore. I have to excuse myself.」

Breaking off before Maria figured out a retort, Rion left the place quickly.

「…As expected of hidden characters, capturing seems difficult.」

 Due to that, Rion was not able to hear that mutter.

 


HnM’s Corner

 

Okay, I really planned to translate at least two chapters this week but it seems my body doesn’t agree with me. Fatigue must’ve caught up and it seems I’ve caught a cold. Anyway, I can flush out colds in 2-3 days  but I wont be able to translate with it.

Sorry guys, this is probably the only chapter for this week.

Note: Once we are done editing 1-5 I’ll probably either edit the past chapters to replace them or release a pdf. Please do give it another read.

62 Replies to “FILWTV 9th Update!”

        1. It kind of sounds like the overall plan is to ruin Vincent’s reputation so he does not become head of the house use the other guy to control it. So that person can be their puppet.

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        1. I do not recall if he made comparison to the world that he lived was similar to a game he played. It would sound like something from “Boundary labyrinth and magician of alien world”. But if that girl Maria if she is a reincarnated person chances are that the world she is in right now might have played a game similar to this world.

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    1. hmm i agree with the game comment but im going to give her the benefit of the doubt in regards if she is a bietch or not. if the game she was playing has bad ends then it’s no wonder why she is trying to capture multiple people so she doesn’t die. also for now we have no idea if she is trying to capture anyone other then Rion. also she might be using the game as an excuse that way she can cope with what happened to her since she probably died in real life and hasn’t been able to deal with that yet.

      more then likely the bad rumors are being spread by game mechanics instead of being spread by the girl. i base this on the fact that no matter what rion did Vincent’s rep didn’t increase.

      based on this chapter i feel that the girl will stumble upon him talking with spirits, his loyalty to vincent and ariel, and his heterochromia which she might use to try to capture him. saying something like “i understand your pain, yada, yada, yada.” since she might think those are his capture flags.

      also who is ryua again?

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        1. then is rion the identity of the original personality or the fused one?

          also i get the feeling that in the game vincent is jealous of his half bro and would be destroyed in game and that might be why his rep wont go back up. (MC changed this though since vincent isn’t the jealous type anymore)

          ariel is prob the heroin’s rival that has bad things happen to her if the heroin gets the good end with the crown prince. (but she’s in love with the MC so she prob wont harass the heroin unless the heroin actively goes after the MC)

          one of the Charlotte’s maids is prob the rival to be destroyed (unless Charlotte is female. could still work if the game had a yuri route)

          im going on this logic since this is a theme that happens in alot of otome games themed WN/LN

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          1. Rion is the fusion of the two personalities. A fragment of Ryou and Flay’s (original) personalities failed to fuse due to circumstances.

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          2. okay. forgot the original’s name was flay. unsure if you might be okay with it but have you looked into/ thought of making a character sheet since i get the feeling there will be many characters in this series.

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      1. I’m not giving her the benefit of the doubt (obviously) because:

        1. Why isn’t she going around clearing up the rumors? She doesn’t care about Vincent, obviously. She’s gaining the ire of the villainess’ family, how does she think that’ll help her at all? She even bad mouthed him to his sweats face, has no fear that Rion will go and tattle.
        2. She’s prioritizing capturing a secret hidden character that appeared all of a sudden? Why? What meaning is there in that? She still thinks of this as a game world doesn’t she?
        3. She’s not following the societal norm. If gunning for survival wouldn’t it be common to NOT want to stand out? I don’t have high hopes for her head.

        Just some of my observations so far.

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        1. 1. yet again im guessing that the game IS influencing that world. did u notice that no matter what the MC did to raise vincent’s rep it never did. the author could be trying to make it that they are actually stuck in a game and the game’s mechanics are why the rep wont rise.
          in regards to bad mouthing i have seen series where one of the flags was talking about the difficulties that particular character was facing in their position (magical burriko i believe was the series that had 1 of those characters. MC was into gardening). she also doesn’t know the MC’s character so that might be why she didn’t know that disregarding vincent will make the MC mad.

          2 more then likely she does view the world as a game (i guessing it’s a coping mechanism) and wants to get that last character she’d never captured before. it’d be kinda cool if this was a VR otome game. that could be a plausible reason why she views the world as a game (course she could just be an idiot. i wont cross out that possibility).

          3. actually the best shot AT surviving and having a good life it to capture a target and get married to them. if she gets all the flags for a character then she will marry them. this will guarantee her safety.

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          1. 1. I’m not really talking about rep, I’m talking about her not having the right mindset. Vincent hasn’t even done anything to her (just yelled at her a little) and she’s off badmouthing him to his trusted servant. Why? To try and gain favor with Rion. Judging by this behavior, even if she isn’t the one who’s causing the bad reputation, she definitely doesn’t have a mind to resolve the misunderstanding. In fact, it’s probably better for her so she can play the victim card.

            2. No arguments there. VR otome games would be sweet

            3. Not necessarily. The safest bet is to not raise any flags at all. Especially if there are any yandere routes. You may get a nice hubby if you pursue the flags, but you also gain enemies and drama to overcome. If she never got involved, she will just stay a commoner with a normal life. The fact that she got Leo(what’s his name) and Charlotte so early on in the “game” and that she mentions “capture target” every time Rion meets her it most likely means she’s actively pursuing the harem end, or at least getting as much capture targets as possible. She already has that Leo guy and Charlotte’s backing. Any more is pretty much overkill. Would someone intent on survival feel the need to do that?

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          2. Plus it requires a delicate balance to manage all those love interests. One wrong move and you could push away someone, or draw in someone troublesome.

            She’s definitely my thinking about the consequences of her actions…

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  1. I wonder if the company didn’t also make a game for men using the same world of the otome game xD

    Though, that girl is really delusional! She acts like it’s a game, she doesn’t seem to have suffered any real life problem while in that world!
    And she also doesn’t think of the “after game” effects, though the game effects (or charming magic) seems like they are into play, but fortunately our mc is bringing the surrounding people down to earth~ and that Maria will surely get the title of disrespectful bit%#!

    I’m looking forward to when she receives the blow of reality to her face~

    Thanks for the translation~!

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  2. [PN: somehow the proofreader is also getting irritated. Apologies to the Maria faction]

    No need to apologize, they probably find her irritating too.

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  3. so I just though, Rion will end up with Ariel, more with approval of her parents because it will be discovered that he is the son of the king and queen and can manipulate both powers, and as hehas the same age as the first prince but is more gifted he will become the candidate for king and Ariel wil be his fiance as the first prince ends up with maria… or maybe they’ll escape together and live happily on the mountains

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  4. Thank you for the chapter fahdon.

    As far as i know there were 3 people inside “Rion” : Rion, Ryou and Flay.
    Rion is the most dominant and the body holder, he is result of Ryou and Flay merging. Sometimes he do things as Ryou and Flay give advices, like Lyle and his jewel (Sevens).

    Mixing between Flay reckless badassery and Ryou mature and level headed personality, Rion is basically a cheat. Just think this : mastermind, lunatic psyker and diabolic esper in one body.

    *light spoiler*
    He can use two different magic at the same time while dual wielding, its so chuuni that even make Dark flame master shudder in embarr- fear.

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  5. Thanks !
    Hmm… it’s true that Maria is quite annoying right now, but let’s refrain from hating her for the moment.
    … however, I do want to see the reaction of Aria-sama when she will knows that Maria want her Rion XD

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  6. The poor otome game protagonist certainly has picked the wrong target to go for. Even if Ryou/Rion isn’t aware yet that he’s in the genre, he has a level of independent thinking that only a reincarnated/transmigrated person can achieve. To say the least, he’s not going to be captured by normal means.
    Reminds me of _I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game_, BTW.

    For all the awkwardness she’s causing with her by pursuing Rion, she’s still fairly effective as a heroine. The noble targets are behaving as though they’re affected by her. Even the moment where Ryou has to calm down his younger half was amusing.

    And then there’s the villainess, who must be Ariel. Besides having the personality…, she’s perfectly situated to be the rival; she’s engaged to the prince, she’d keep anyone unworthy (certainly a commoner) away from Vincent, and she’d even get jealous of Rion. I don’t know whether she’d have anything to say about Lancelot, but for the heroine, there are just so many paths where she’d be in the way.

    I’m hearing some hate at this point, but I think if the heroine can start to fix what’s not working for her, this will live up to the promise of the early chapters.

    Oh, and I miss Ariel. When is she going to get involved again?

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  7. I really feel sorry for Maria. Her role in this story is basically that of a deconstruction of the trope of a person being reincarnated into a game world.

    Her only useful knowledge of what may happen in the future (and some futures are very dark – not just for her but also for the kingdom) depends upon her following the game’s paths, but the game eventually ends with the end of her time at the academy. Without either future knowledge to draw upon nor the game influencing things (although it is never made clear if there really is a deus ex machina influencing things or not), not only do her past choices return to haunt her, but she also finds herself on a path increasingly outside of her control and increasingly dark. Even her seemingly good end mid-way through the story (just after the academy period) turns out to be only on the surface, something she was secretly forced into by a noble who used her lack of actual influence against her. I can only imagine how bad her situation was, as the story – not being about her – does not even reveal this until near the end. At the very end, when things have gotten much darker on the path she has since been mostly dragged along, just when it seems a hopeful glimmer of a dim (but at least not a dark) future awaits her, it is suddenly and unexpectedly snatched away. When in desperation she tries to find another path, that very action of hers is used by another to twist the situation into a bad end.

    Don’t expect a deconstruction to have a good end. She truly is the most pitiful character in this story, even if – at present – it does not seem that way.

    (Hopefully the transparent text worked. While I tried to keep it very vague so as not to spoil anything, to make my point I had to hint at a few things and all but state two things, although nothing that directly affects the Rion, Ariel, or either arcs’ primary storyline.)

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    1. How did you read this? Did you not it if so how? I love this translation and will come back to it but I’m impatient

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  8. Hello and thanks for the chapter. I have an editing suggestion to make and it is: “The only reputation going up Rion’s while Vincent’s never changed.” -> The only reputation going up was Rion’s while Vincent’s never changed.
    Hope that proves to be useful.

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  9. What an interesting way of a plot twist story. I’m looking forward to more. Your translation quality is quite well so even if you can only do one every week or two, please don’t drop it is all I ask ^_^

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    1. We apologize for this. If there’s a specific points you want to raise on the translation style, please do send us a feedback mail through contact us section.

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  10. It’s interesting how Maria and the MC seem to have opposite ends of the deal here. Our dear MC was reincarnated in an incomplete manner into the body of a guy living in a slum. he is whipped, hated, only ha his two lords to talk to and must adhere to certain standards just to get by. He seems to be making the most of it though.

    Maria on the other hand seems to have been born into a definite storyline with several good and bad ends. Even here, she can pick and choose the route she likes and the whole world seems to accommodate her. Even Lancelot’s valet was unsure why Lancelot carried her bags for her.

    It is this difference that irks me about the two. Maria seems to have gotten the easy end of the bargain and is cruising through life.

    Although as one poster wrote above, things could get quite dark for her. I’ll need to read more.

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  11. My prediction now are Vincent will fall for aria. it will become excuse to more frequent talk with rion.Meanwhile it will mean an archenemy with ariel. Read futher for more contemplating….

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  12. Gods. I hate protagonists so much, always such sluts thinking they can win everyone and try for the harem.
    And while I am an avid otome player, if given the situation to be able to romance a target. I would really choose only my favorite, or for the characters who really need me to be there. (AKA. the characters with very intense and dark backstory and are very much ruined and apathetic about life and everything) ((they really need someone who can help them, hence why I would romance them))

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  13. Wow, the story in parts really reminds me of Katahane no Riku (a must read for all those wanting a different approach on the usual reincarnated in a datin sim game novels).
    There and seemingly here the capture targets (as wll as main story characters) forcibly get their character rewritten and or their mind muddled.
    The main characters completely react off character for nobles and ignore all customs, behavior protocols.

    Still, I really find it strange how much the lordling and even Charlotte are willing to accept Marias behaviour – ignoring both of them, ignoring her speach and ignoring her forcibly going after Rion. No jealousy towards Rion and simply nodding off everything the protagonist declares?! 😮

    Still, could it even be that the reputation of Vincent is forcibly kept low because in the sim game his character was different and the world forcibly tries to follow this story setting?

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  14. someone needs to get a freaking pan and smack some sense out of that girl’s head. Apparently she’s going for the Harem Route.

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  15. « The higher the position of the maid, the harder it was for information to reach her »

    So that’s means they can’t get the most important ones, huh.

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