Reika-sama – 042

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This is my final Christmas present to you, and I’d be really glad if you gifted me back with a review on novelupdates! Share the love! Glory to Reika-chan!

These are Reika’s last moments in Zuiran’s primary section! Thanks for reading my translations so far, and if you love Reika like I do, I hope you’ll look forward to her life as a middle schooler too!

In Japanese, the two main characters for flower(hana) are and . The latter is rather more poetic/fanciful, and is actually used in Reika’s name. Specifically, 麗華(Reika means ‘beautiful flower’, ‘graceful flower’, ‘lovely flower’ etc. The characters can also be as ‘urara’.

An ephemeral-type beauty in Japan is somebody that’s typically delicate, very fair-skinned, slender like a willow, and generally ‘soft’ or ‘fragile’ somehow. Like, somewhat fairy or sylph-like, with an atmosphere that’s faint and somewhat unreal. Like a beauty that you might see in a passing dream or something? Well, it sounds a bit exaggerated, but if the description wasn’t then it would be a bajillion-times harder to explain.

The day of the graduation ceremony came.
Everybody is going up the escalator together, so we’ll all meet again in Zuiran’s middle school section. Although we’ll be in a different building, we’re all on the same property, so I’m not really feeling lonely about it.
Maybe everybody else was thinking like me, because nobody cried.
Only, this would be the last time we would be wearing this navy uniform to school, so everybody was busy taking photos.
Of course, I took some with my friends too.
Because today was a happy occasion, Okaasama was more fired up than usual, and had my hair even curlier today.
Also, both Kaburagi and Enjou have been surrounded by girls since this morning.
Heaps of boys from the lower grades who went out of their way to attend were also photographing and filming the ‘Hero of the Cavalry Battle’ .


Besides my parents who were here, Oniisama brought me a bouquet of flowers!
There were pink roses, carnations, garberas, and a bunch of other really cute flowers.
Thank you, Oniisama! As for not just giving me a bunch of bright red roses, as expected of you! In Oniisama’s mind, my image is more like these cute pink flowers, isn’t it!
Or so I was thinking, feeling deeply moved, when Oniisama pointed at a deeply coloured rose and said,

“These flowers are called ‘Urara’, you know. They’re your flowers, aren’t they, Reika?”


Oniisama! Just what manner of being are you!?
My flowers! My roses!
My maiden’s heart is so moved that I don’t think it’ll hold!
It looks like today, with just Oniisama, I’m already feeling totally popular!
His smile is so dazzling-!

Or so I was thinking, as I writhed about in happiness on the inside, while my friends around me were also saying “Reika-sama’s Oniisama, so dreamy…”, spellbound.
Isn’t he! Isn’t he!
My Oniisama is the best in the world!
Still, although they’re minors, they’re still maidens and Oniisama pierced right through their hearts. I was actually a little nervous, secretly wondering where on earth he learnt this skill.

Oniisama doesn’t work any strange jobs, does he?

Watching Oniisama, Okaasama looked satisfied and said “as expected of my son” while Otousama looked a little ashamed and embarrassed for not bringing anything.
It’s fine, Otousama. For things like this, it’s your feelings that count.
Rather, if the chubby Otousama did the same thing as Oniisama, I’d be a little grossed out.

While I was happy about the roses with my name, and getting photos under the sakura trees with my family, a parent and child group came along.

“Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation, Kisshouin-sama.”

“Oohh! Why if it isn’t Kaburagi-sama! Congratulations on Masaya-kun’s graduation, I should say!”

UHIIIII! It’s gone from heaven to hell!
Why did they come talk to us!?

“Reika-san, congratulations on graduating. What beautiful flowers you have. They fit you perfectly.”

“T-, Thank you very much.”

Today Mrs. Kaburagi was wearing a vivid, deep blue suit, and was even more beautiful than when I met her in the restaurant.
Quite a contrast to the elegant white suit that my Okaasama was wearing.

“Reika-san, please do get along with Masaya in middle school.”

“My! Our Reika as well! We certainly hope Masaya-kun gets along with her. Right, Reika-san?”

Without affirming or denying Okaasama, I simply smiled away.
What a horrible development. A horrible, horrible development.
Please, just go away without causing any trouble.
My prayer bore no fruit, because our parents just continued to chat, and chat.
When I happened to look forward, I met gazes with the bored-looking Kaburagi.
“Hmm,” he huffed, as he looked away.
Uwah~ Totally indifferent to me.
Don’t think I want to get close to a guy like you, either!

“Reika-san, do you remember what we spoke about earlier? Please do come over to play.”


Kaburagi wrinkled his nose in displeasure and looked at his mother.

“Thank you very much.”

For now I just smiled. I’m definitely not going, okay.
Look, Kaburagi is looking all unhappy about it. He’s got a ‘Why the hell is she coming to our house?’ face on. Wah-, he’s glaring!

“My, myy! Reika-san, you must definitely visit them!”

“Isn’t that greatt, Reika? Ahaha, our Reika adores Masaya-kun, you see.”

I don’t adore him! Why the hell are you spouting bullshit, Otousama!
Okaasama’s eyes are sparkling!
Aahh, what do I do…
Why don’t they notice Kaburagi’s displeased aura!?
I don’t adore you, okay! I have no intention of going, okay! So please just stop glaring at me so angrily!
I entreated the nearby Oniisama with my eyes, but he just made a troubled expression and seemed to decide on watching things pan out.
Somebody save meeeee!

“Mum, Shuusuke and the others are here, so I’m going.”

“My, Shuusuke-kun?”

Enjou and a person who seemed to be his mother came out from the school building.
It’s my first time seeing her. Such an ephemeral-looking beauty~

“Oohh, Enjou-sama’s! I certainly do wish to greet them.”

GYAHHHH! Otousama’s words just made things even worse!

“Dad, Mum, I think Reika wants to spend the last moments of primary with her friends. Would it be okay if she went? It’s her graduation ceremony, after all.”



“I also wanna walk around the place with Shuusuke.”

Kaburagi got on board.

“What a helpless boy, you are. Very well, go have fun. My apologies, Kisshouin-sama. Masaya is quite a wilful child.”

“No, no, not at all. The rumours of Masaya-kun’s excellence have reached my ears, you know.”

After saying his goodbyes to my family, Kaburagi immediately headed off to Enjou.
I need to leave now as well!

“Well then, I shall also be heading to my friends. Kaburagi-sama, please excuse me.”

Giving a small bow, I hurried over to the ring of girls.
I’ll leave the rest to you, Oniisama!


Just as I thought I had finally escaped from my parents, Serika-chan and Kikuno-chan had been lying in wait to get stories about the Kaburagi family from me. Please, just give me a break~

Since it’s our precious graduation ceremony, I wanted it to end more enjoyablyy.
Even though the incidents lasted just a few minutes, I’m dead tired.
Or rather, if things fall into the same pattern at the middle section entrance ceremony, what am I going to do…
I hugged Oniisama’s bouquet tightly.

But uraras, huhhh? I had no idea roses like that existed.
Rococo and roses. Kuh-! It’s way too fitting, if I do say so myself.
Isn’t this exactly a shoujo manga development? But it’s a little sad that things only happen with my blood-related brother. But well, that’s good in its own way too.
This is also part of the ‘future blessing’ curse, after all.
I’m sure once I enter middle school, a wonderful lovey dovey development will await me too.


When I got home, my excited parents pestered me about visiting the Kaburagi house, but I gave excuses and told them that Kaburagi hated women, and so going would actually bother him.
But looking at these two, they’re deeefinitely not gunna give up, are theyyy?
Honestly, I wish they would just stop with their weird ambitions already.






“Oohh! Why if it isn’t Kaburagi-sama! Congratulations on Masaya-kun’s graduation, I should say!” (said Reika’s dad)

“My! Our Reika as well! We certainly hope Masaya-kun gets along with her. Right, Reika-san?” (said Reika’s mum)
Her mother refers to her as Reika-san, but her father doesn’t.

“Oniisama doesn’t work any strange jobs, does he?”
e.g. host, gigolo etc.

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98 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 042”

  1. Thanks for the chapter. I kind of expect Takateru to go and shout at his parents to make them stop forcing that shit onto Reika, because being the doting siscon he is I’m sure he knows that she’s unwilling and too shy to say it.

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  2. I Reika just was a bit more skilled at acting. But on a fake smile, force him to be “nice” and there you have it. If he pesters you could always use the finisher “Yurie-card” you know? :P

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  3. Ohhh, how I wish she would just come out and say to her parents that kaburagi can go and get lost if it depends on her. Of course, it may develop into shoujo drama so I expect Onii-sama to give a hand too.

    Also, Onii-sama&Reika OTP confirmed. I’m not going to even consider anybody else at this point.

    Thanks for the chapters!

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  4. Takateru is a truly magnificent existence, a rare species imouto-killer at that! No imouto could escape his honey trap!
    Kaburagi being one-sidedly hateful towards Reika is starting to piss-off already. Dude, she’s clearly not interested so stop it already! He’s too dumb to even consider the possibility though. Talk about conceited…
    But then again, Onii-samaaaaaaaa~ so healing~
    Thank you for the amazing Christmas present!!!

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  5. As expected, a bro-con through and through… And him being a sis-con doesn’t help matters. Unexpectedly, I may be rooting for Oniisama’s friend (whose name escapes me) rather than Enjou (who I shipped with Reika before). Then again, maybe Aira will be the dark horse? Basically anyone but Kaburagi…

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  6. Its already 4:30 am and I should really blame Reika-sama for (now) my lack of sleep. But still worth reading this. And also I hope that she will say to the emperor how she really feels :/ thanks for the xmas present btw :)

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  7. Thanks for the mass release you provided us this end of the year. And quite awed at how some of the stories went. And now that I read more… Masaya does aknowledge that she exists, hmmm? Also Reika is quite amazing (truly) and pitiful (sadly) on many aspects. Also, won’t she become the capable “Queen of the school” as how things are going?
    I mean, she is capable of controlling the girls, she is from the Pivione and understands certain subtleties.

    Does she need to develop her “Mature Aura” to be able to become popular with opposite sex? Her brother is the master after all…

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  8. Goodness Est, thanks for all the chapters once again! You’re definitely one of my top favorites just due to the outstanding quality you provide with each release, as well as the uniqueness of each series you choose. Enjoy your Christmas and New Years!

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  9. How do you end up translating Japanese? Did you study the language or something? Because I want to be a light novel translator, too! @___@


  10. Thank you so much for the mountains of Reika-sama! This novel is so interesting, I felt like crying when I read the final chapter XD

    I cannot wait for the horrible awkwardness that will result from a visit to the Emporer’s home >:D

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  11. thanks a lot!
    woah, takateru—! so smooth! wahaha! nice, nice—!
    lol, kaburagi’s mother appeared again! i think reika and kaburagi, they’re frenemies! which is great and so amusing, haha!
    well, wa—it! why didn’t reika meet with enjou’s mother?! my ship should interact with the parents of the other, don’t you understand—?!
    lolol, and so, she moves on to the next phase of her life!

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  12. Merry Christmas to you!
    Thank you for the releases!
    I pity Reika, but technically, it’s her own fault for not speaking up. Oh, dear, poor cowardly Reika, even though she gets defensive when romances get involved… XD Does she ever get bolder?


  13. Do you think that Reika will end up seeming like a kuudere? It seems like her polite speech and everything will end up leading to an interesting development. Anyways, thanks for the chapter, and merry Christmas! (Sorry if this is a near-duplicate comment)


  14. She escaped Kaburagi in the end and that’s all that matters! I’m going excavating back in the archives… XD

    Thank you so very, very, very much ani-ue!!!! Reika-san heals my soul! Hope you have a healing and restful and fun! Boxing Day~~~

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  15. Nurse: “Doctor! We have an emergency patient!”
    Doctor: “Hm?! Isn’t this the patient who was dying from diabetes from before?”
    Nurse: “Yes! She was served a piling heap of saccharine-saturated delicacies in a platinum platter for Christmas and willingly eat ALL of it!!”
    Doctor: “What?! Quickly!! We must save her before it’s too late!”

    –13 chapters later + 1 goddess and her hot King–

    Doctor: “That’s it.. She’s gone.. We’ve done everything we can..”
    Nurse: “Sniff.. Why did she ate them when she knows that- *sob”
    Doctor: “Too bad she can no longer share her thoughts with us..”
    Nurse: *sniffle
    Doctor: “Next!”
    Nurse: “Yes! The next patient suffers from an overdose of moe from a Christmas moe binge reading marathon!”
    Doctor: “Bring him to Theather 256 and play Mahou Shoujo of the End on screen!”
    *both walk away briskly from the body


    Here lies

    “Worth it!”

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    1. During the reading of the will of the deceased.

      Lawyer: “……-ase delete my all of my browser’s history and format my PC and all of my gadgets. Love, Hartesya. That is all in the will. Including the postscript, ‘Gochisousama deshita, Grand Arbiter-sama!'”
      Family member: “What does that last bit means?”
      Lawyer: “Beats me.” *shrugs

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  16. Wow can’t wait for next chapter release, want to read more i visit directly at sousetsu but the problem is i can’t read japanese (well i can read but just a little) i use google translate and ta-dah i can read but somehow i feel confused, so i will waiting until next chapter release, and one thing before i forgot and sorry if late
    Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New Year 2016

    Hah… In New Year day or before i just sit at home, can’t go in plazza or place with firework, just sit in front of computer working


  17. Thanks for the chapters! Just posted my review on novelupdates, and I’m looking forward to seeing Reika in middle school!
    Belated happy new years!

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  18. Thx for the continued translation. I just found this series today and caught up to 42…is it still translating right now?


  19. Don’t tell me the next update is 14 February? lol …

    So, first of all thank you for the great great update of a very good story. I’m still looking forward to the next chapter. Reika is really a cute girl and I hope she will have her happy ending somewhere.

    Thank again and sorry for my poor english (If it is) It’s not my primary language that’s why.

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  20. chapter 246 just came out yesterday. Reika is getting friendly with the “silver wolf”, lol. (in real life they aren’t allowed to dye their hair)


  21. You know, I honestly think that Emperor and Reika will fall in love and commoner girl will be the rival character.


  22. Kaburagi is so obnoxious! I seriously hope he doesn’t become Reika’s “future blessing” because she deserves better.


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