Reika-sama – 010

Tsukemono are a Japanese pickle used as a side dish.
Also Japanese apparently have a dish that’s basically leftovers and bread. Sometimes it’s eaten like a sandwich, but recently(ish) they have taken to selling it as its own dish, and baking various ingredients into the dough itself.

With the summer break over, I entered term two and began going to cram school like I had hoped.
Oniisama used to go here so it should be quite good. Apparently it’s a really high level cram school, filled with students from private schools and high level national schools.
Completely different from the cram school I went to in my old life, which had but flyers going for it…

At the moment we’re only learning Japanese and arithmetic so following the lessons is no problem at all. Rather, this feeling of invincibility is amazing.
Well, it’s just Year 1 work after all. It would be a problem if I didn’t understand.
One of the reasons I wanted to go to cram school was of course in preparation for my future, but it was the other reason that was the important one.

Eating sweets.

I do go to a few different lessons, but the Kisshouin chauffeur takes me to all of them.
They drop me off in front of the classroom before the lessons begin, and pick me up in front of the classroom when the lesson ends.
Indeed! I have no time to move about freely!
To begin with, I can’t even walk outside alone. Somebody is always by my side.
But that’s troubling.
Why it’s troubling is because I can’t buy sweets to eat.

If you want to laugh at me for my gluttony, go ahead and laugh.
However! Each and every day, the sweets I get are all high class, and even my meals are always a menu like some high class restaurant’s.
I am thankful, you know? It really is delicious, you know?
But this commoner’s tongue from my old life wants junky snack food. It wants to eat simple stuff like tsukemono on plain rice. It wants to eat leftovers baked into bread!

And so I started thinking.
‘Wouldn’t it just be fine if I just went to a lesson where I didn’t have an attendant?’
Cram school has a Japanese class, and then an arithmetic class; between those two classes is breaktime, you see.
‘Couldn’t I use that time to sneak out and secretly buy snacks?’ I thought.

If possible, I wanted the cram school to be close to a convenience store.
If I sneak out too often, the teachers at cram school might find it a problem and report it to my parents, so I need to be careful when doing so.
I’ll only buy things small enough to fit between my cram textbooks and into my bag. No way will I ever get greedy and try buying something as big as potato chips. Even small packets are bulky because of the air in them.
And one day I’ll buy onigiri too.

Whenever I started daydreaming about that, it became impossible to stop.
That’s why I wanted to go to cram school no matter what.

There was a convenience store about 2 or 3 minutes walk from the cram school that Oniisama used to go to.
How splendid.
I was a newcomer, and on top of that a student from the famous Zui’ran, so I couldn’t slip out due to the attention at first.

I go to cram school once a week now, and it was two months since I started attending that I was able to somehow sneak out to the convenience store──


The first thing I bought were two Tirolian chocolates and caramel.
I obviously couldn’t leave the cram school with my bag, so I was limited to buying things that I could fit into my pockets.
We only get fifteen minutes break, so I had to hurry back.
The following 2 hour lesson didn’t sink in at all.

When I returned home, the Tirolian chocolate that I secretly ate in my room tasted so nostalgic that I cried.
I took care to slowly enjoy the other Tirolian chocolate and 8 caramel pieces as well.

Cheap food, banzai.



In autumn we have stuff like the athletics carnival or the Zui’ran presentation day so it’s busy. As for my private life, I have a piano recital as well. It’s so hectic.

Naturally, the two tops of our grade, Kaburagi and Enjou flourished at the athletics carnival. They even overwhelmed some upperclassmen. Thanks to that, their fans increased, in the upper grades as well.
Unfortunately I couldn’t become our class’ hero. I’ll try my best in other fields.

The Zui’ran presentation day is something like a cultural festival, so the place will be decorated with artwork created by the students, and we’ll have a choir contest and a bazaar and stuff too.
It was much harder to prepare for presentation day than the athletics carnival, and so in order to replenish my body, I would eat snacks at the Petite Pivoine in between preparations.
Being able to eat sweets on school grounds really is a special privilege.

Lately at the salon, it’s all been talk about the choir programme or the artwork that each class has been creating.
The class artwork becomes harder as you go up a grade, so it’s tough. Apparently in the upper years of the primary section, they even create dioramas and stuff.

“Reika-san, today we have Pierre Evan macarons, you know. Will you eat some?”

“Gosh. I definitely shall.”

This person is an Oneesama in Year 5, Minazuki Aira-sama.
Unique for a girl in Zui’ran, she has short hair and a bit of a boyish appearance, and gives the impression of growing up to be the lead male-role actor in an all-female theatre troupe somewhere.
Ever since Aira-sama saw me waltz with Oniisama at the summer party, she’s been on good terms with me.
Apparently seeing me try my very best to dance was cute. I’m thankful that she feels that way.
She said stuff like “You have such a kind Oniisama. I sure am jealous.” and although I didn’t know where she got it from, she gave me a picture of Oniisama and I ringing the bell as a present.
As it turns out, apparently an acquaintance of Aira-sama had been there to take the picture.
“They were a lovely couple, so I wanted to give them a picture later.” apparently.
Oniisama, they’ve decided we’re a couple, you know?
I had thought it was a needless and huge embarrassment in front of Kaburagi Masaya and Enjou Shuusuke, but when one door shuts, another opens, huh.

──But there’s just one very big problem with Aira-sama. That is…

“Yurie. This limited-time macaron is delicious, you know.”

Right. Aira-sama is that Yurie-sama’s good friend.

“Mn, then perhaps I’ll have just one more. What about you two, Masaya, Shuusuke?”

“I’ll have one.”

“Hmm, I think I’ll pass.”

The spot next to Yurie-sama is almost always occupied by ‘I ♥ YURIE’ Kaburagi. And Yurie-sama and Aira-sama are close friends. And recently, there’s been this underclassman that Aira-sama has taking a liking to; me.

I’m in a pretty dangerous position.

Lord Emperor basically pays no attention to anybody but the people he has an interest in, so up until now he’s been completely disregarding me.
But one time when Enjou Shuusuke said “Oh, aren’t you the girl from the summer party who did the waltz in the middle of the dance floor?” and Emperor went “Ah… That time.” and looked my way.
Enjou Shuusuke, don’t say unnecessary things!

“Masaya, are you making sure to properly help with your class’ presentation?”

“…Well, I get around.”

“That’s no good. You have to do it properly.”

“Aahh… Mn.”

“What’s with that response? I’m going to see you all the way to class. You know what to do, right?”

“I get it, already. You sure are noisy, Yurie.”

“What was that!?”

“Joking. Geez, sorry. You get angry so easily.”

I sneakily watched them as I munched on a macaron.
Despite his abusive tongue, he looks quite happy, doesn’t he. I see, I see. So that’s what you like?
Emperor is always smiling when he talks to Yurie-sama. Plenty of expressions, like a completely different person from that bored-looking and expressionless Emperor everywhere else.
Geez, look, isn’t he blushing too? Hey, your love is leaking outside, you know?
While I was observing this incredibly funny Emperor, I met eyes with Enjou.
I’m sorry, I won’t look anymore. I’ll still be eavesdropping on their flirting though.

Anyway, while all that was happening, my busy, but peaceful, autumn passed by.





“Unique for a girl in Zui’ran, she has short hair and a bit of a boyish appearance, and gives the impression of growing up to be the lead male-role actor in an all-female theatre troupe somewhere.”
I added in the ‘all-female’ part because she’s referring to the Takarazuka Revue, which English readers might not immediately understand.

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26 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 010”

  1. your banner… rather than girls it’s more like detailed fantasy landscape is it not ? also the library girl changed. i like the previous one more


    1. the banner always change, its like a pandora box, sometimes you get a fantasy landscape, sometimes you get a girl showing pantsu, sometimes you get that girl with a weird face on his pantsu…

      its all about luck

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        1. My favourites are
          fujichoco ()
          [my favourite from before i even started reading wns/lns]

          as109 (
          [highly rapey and NSFW but does fantastic faces. you can tell he has skill from his rare serious artwork
          actually, if you enjoy illustrations depicting the brutal rape of pubescent girls, he might become your favourite artist of all time.]

          ASK (
          [similarly fantastic faces, sfw, loves asuka as you can tell from his handle]

          yon (
          [my last two display pictures]

          dohra (
          [some fairly average characters, but nice imagination for landscapes]

          akaneko (
          [did the noses… i mean, the illustrations for hawk bride and scandanavian noble]

          ruunuchi (

          AiTuoKu (

          JNAME (
          [vibrant pictures and pretty faces]

          tsukikanade (
          [lots of pretty type-moon stuff]


          my other favourite artists, but whose art i haven’t used for… actually, i have no reason why i haven’t used them. hm~

          isai shizuka (
          [cityscapes, landscapes]

          fo~do (
          [cityscapes, landscapes]

          k kanehira (
          [really interesting and fantastical cityscapes]

          mugon (
          [characters are ABSOLUTELY NOT my style, but landscapes are fantastical, and some of them are outright amazing to me]

          munashichi (
          [fantastical and beautiful, yet also somehow orthodox and non-weird]

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      1. Thanks for the reply sheeprabbit! You’re a pretty good artist yourself. I especially like your bears. The grass and trees you draw are really good too.


  2. “so the place will decorated with artwork”
    will be decorated

    “Well, it’s just Year 1 work after all. It would be a problem if I didn’t understand.”
    Frankly, I had forgotten that Reika had memories of her past life…
    I could only see her as an overly cute adorable little brocon girl.

    Well, it’s not like it’ll change anything in how I see her.

    Reika is as cute as ever, sneaking out just to buy sweets <3
    And the Emperor can also have his cute moment when he is with Yurie :D
    *remembers future chapters*
    Oh, wait…

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  3. I’ve been wondering of why i felt like i’ve read this somewhere and it turns out it is.
    kobato already made it to chapter 21.
    I don’t know if i’m missing any news and you’re like “f*ck it, i’m translating this”, or you don’t like their translation. but yeah it’s like that.


    1. “I don’t know if i’m missing any news and you’re like “f*ck it, i’m translating this”, or you don’t like their translation. but yeah it’s like that.”

      Since you were considerate enough to mention this, basically in February I already has a slight disagreement with kobatoCDS about this, and decided that I would translate my own version one day.

      Many months later, and it’s only on chapter 21 despite being ranked 2nd of all time on syosetu, and being my favourite web novel in general.

      I’m retranslating it because
      1) I don’t like changes in translators where possible.
      2) Since I’m sick of kobatoCDS’s personality, I’ll say it straight; I think his translations are garbage, especially for this genre and writing style.
      3) If I translate from the very beginning (which he did in Dec last year), he wouldn’t be able to accuse me of sniping… or so I thought, but he ended up implying it anyway, so fuck him.

      Honestly, he really is such a special little cupcake. For example, he was translating Maou no Hajimekata, and the last update (chapter THREE) was in February. Later down the track in August, some dudes pick it up, and kobatoCDS starts whining that he never said he dropped it, and that he’s upset that nobody spoke to him about picking it up.

      Why? He did crap translations of THREE chapters, and then left it for half a year. Why should anybody feel obliged to talk to him?

      I’m not even doing something as bad as that. I’m doing my own translations, and he still finds something to whine about.

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      1. I totally agree and love your answer there, mah friend👏👏👏👏. *Thumbs up* It’s not like he created/owns the project *shrugs* so he does not have a leg to stand and argue there. And dont give a fart what he has to say to you related to this NL so, don’t mind his whine.
        ——- yours sincere fan of this translated work and other more (❁´▽`❁)


  4. Lol i started read this series and enjoy itvvery much~! Thank you for your translation, sheeprabbit-sama <3

    Btw, i want to ask, is reika will have some romance plot in latest chapter? Except rejection from that student counsil senpai haha.


  5. Sometimes, you just need to have some junk food.


    “One of the reasons I wanted to go cram school was of course in preparation for my future”
    “to go to cram school” I think.

    “Couldn’t I use that time to sneak out and secret buy snacks”
    “secret” -> “secretly”

    “There was a convenience store about 2 or 3 minutes walk from the cram school that Oniisama used to go to”
    Shouldn’t this be “a 2 or 3 minute walk”?

    “We only get fifteen minutes break”
    “fifteen minutes of break” if I’m not mistaken.

    “Every since Aira-sama saw me waltz with Oniisama at the summer party”
    “Every” -> “Ever”

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