Reika-sama – 074

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Evil God Army members, assemble:


The day has finally come.
Will the protagonist really be coming to my school?
My heart is pounding. The next three years are going to determine the path of my life. Here we go!



The high school section entrance ceremony was held on a bright April day, sakura petals dancing in the breeze.
I turned about and scanned the auditorium, but I couldn’t find anybody who matched the description.
Since about a hundred new External Students will be joining us, it makes sense that I couldn’t spot her.
I suppose I’ll just watch the ceremony.
The representative of the current Zui’ran students was Tomoe-senpai, the Student Council President of the high school section, and it was him who gave the speech too.
He sure has matured in the time I haven’t seen him. A totally different person to the middle schooler who snacked on sweets with a smile.
As I was thinking about how cool he is, next up was Kaburagi, representing the new students.
When he reached the podium, the audience grew noisy. He does have pretty stunning looks, so I can hardly blame them for being shocked. His black hair together with the tinge of coldness on his face made him look like a black panther. Leaving the Internals aside, it must have been pretty shocking for the Externals with no resistance yet.
Anyhow, eventually the ceremony ended and we headed to our classrooms as we looked at the sheet with our classes on them.
After I found my name, naturally it was her name that I looked for next.
Doesn’t seem to be in my class at least.
As I continued looking through the list of first years… umm… Oh!

Takamichi Wakaba.

…Her name was really there.
Wakaba-chan. The protagonist of 『you are my dolce』, and the heroine who ended up with the Emperor after many twist and turns. And the important girl who will determine my future.
Where is she? I wanna see her. I wanna see what Wakaba-chan looks like.
But since everyone needs to quickly make their way, I don’t have time to visit another classroom.
Can’t be helped. I’ll have plenty of other chances to see her. I’ll give up for now.
I decided to just give up and headed for my classroom.

When I entered my new classroom, the students were divided firmly into two camps: the new Externals who were sitting nervously by themselves, and the comfortable Internals who were happily chatting in groups of existing friends.

“Ah-, Reika-sama!”

“Reika-sama, gokigen’you. It appears that we’re in the same class this time!”

Starting with my own group, girls began to form a ring to welcome me.

“Gokigen’you, everybody. It overjoys me that we will be together this year. Please take care of me.”

“Gokigen’you, Reika-sama. I’m feeling terribly relieved to be in the same class as you.”

“Reika-sama, gokigen’you.”

Everyone started greeting me with a smile. A few Externals glanced my way. Some of them seemed familiar somehow, so I suppose they must be members of upper society. There aren’t that many scholarship places, so the rest of the Externals have to be from fairly high backgrounds or at least rich enough to pay tuition. The number of genuine commoners is surprisingly little. And Wakaba-chan is one of those few genuine commoners.
She must be getting hit by such a culture shock right now. This is just totally different from any school she’s been to, after all. I was shocked too when I entered the primary school section. But boy is she going to be even more shocked once they introduce the students to the facilities.



When our new homeroom teacher entered the class, everybody took a seat and we began our introductions.

“I am Kisshouin Reika. I sincerely hope that we shall get along this year.”

When it was my turn I gave what I thought was a fairly standard introduction, but for some reason a number of people started applauding me.
Wha-, stop that!
I know that you kids don’t mean anything bad, but please stop that!
Look! Look at the Externals! They’re all shocked! They’re all shocked and thinking, ‘Holy shit, this girl is bad news!’
I’m not bad news at all, okay~ I’m not scary at all, okay~ I’m not a threat at all, okay~
After that, Sensei picked out people for class representative. I had the faint feeling this was going to happen, but I ended up as the female class rep. Ehh~ I’d already planned on being a proper Pivoine and staying away from chores and everything too…
There were some other girls who seemed like they could do it, but Sensei just looked at me with these eyes that said, ‘Hey, you wouldn’t refuse, right? Hey, you’ll do it, right?’ so in the end I accepted. Ueh~ Must be hard on you, Sensei.
The other class rep was a boy who entered Zui’ran in middle school.
Deciding the people for the various other roles as well as a tour of the school would be taking place during tomorrow’s home room period, so with that, class ended and we were all excused.



In the end, I never got to see Wakaba-chan today.
In the manga she was a cheerful girl, but I wonder what the real Wakaba-chan is like.
At any rate, now that Wakaba-chan has entered school, I don’t have any time left to lose.
When I got home, over and over, I told Otousama,

“Fraud is bad.”

Otousama was playing dumb and said he had no idea what I was talking about, but I’m begging you here, just tell the truth.
I have no plans of getting in the way of Kaburagi and Wakaba-chan anymore, but if you’re still committing fraud then there’s a chance somebody else will report you, right?
Aaah, I’m not making any progress with Otousama. I have to talk to Oniisama instead!



The next morning, it was time for the various other responsibilities to be handed out.
Speaking of which, last year Little Monk mentioned something like,

“Enjou-kun handed out the roles to the External Students who were less familiar with the school,”

didn’t he. Should I copy him?
But it would be mean to suddenly force them into it, wouldn’t it. Maybe it would be better to have them help out as half members or something just to get them to participate.
Anyway, I decided to take a stab at it.

“Those of you who have just entered, I encourage you as well to proactively volunteer.”

Still, not many of them raised their hands. Hmm~ Guess it can’t be helped.
In the end, most of the representatives were Internals, so I suppose I’ll just have to slowly get them to participate from now on.

After that was a tour of the school. Sensei and the class reps led everybody else in a row.
Because there are more people in the high school cohorts, the facilities were larger than the ones in middle school, but most of it turned out to be the same. Because of that, the Internals, myself included, were all fairly relaxed. In contrast, every one of the External kids were shocked and bewildered. Well, that’s how it is.
The next place on our tour was the cafeteria. Wow, it’s larger than the middle school one too. I wonder if the menu has increased too.
Ah! Speaking of which, the cafeteria was where Wakaba-chan stirred up trouble by trying to sit in the reserved Pivoine seats, wasn’t it. What do I do. Should I warn all the Externals here? But in that case, we’d have to explain what the Pivoine is first, and having me openly declare all the privileges that we Pivoine get is a bit… you know? Maybe I should just get somebody to tell them in secret later.
How did it go in middle school again? They just seemed to all know after a while.

After that, we continued touring here and there, and just as the tour was about to end, we finally arrived at the Student Council room.

“Oh! So it’s your class, Kisshouin-san. Come in, come in.”

When we entered, Tomoe-senpai and the rest of the members introduced themselves to us.

“Kisshouin-san, you’re class rep even though you’re a Pivoine? Geez, you should just go all the way and enter the Student Council already,”

said Tomoe-senpai with a cheerful smile.

“That would be impossible for me.”

“Yeah. I mean, you are still Pivoine, huh. Oh, you External kids, the Pivoine is a group that receives special treatment here at Zui’ran. For the details you can ask some of the Internals. Incidentally, that red flower badge that Kisshouin-san is wearing is proof of membership, so be careful about those who wear them.”

Tomoe-senpai, explanations are fine and all, but the way you said it sounded like you were warning them to be careful about me, you know!?
Isn’t your girlfriend a Pivoine too! I’m definitely going to tattle to Kasumi-sama.
Look, aren’t all the External kids looking even more frightened of me now…

“If you have any problems at all, come talk to the Student Council. But well, I guess things should be fine since you have Kisshouin-san anyway. She’s great at looking after others. If there’s anything you don’t know, just ask her. She’s a really good girl.”

Kyau~un! Tomoe-senpaaai! I really do love you after allll!

After saying goodbye to the wonderful Tomoe-senpai and co., we were heading down the hallway as another class came from the opposite end.
──And for a moment, a familiar face passed by me.


The Wakaba-chan I spotted was just like the Wakaba-chan I knew.
As usual, her hair was a bit messy, and her eyes were filled to the brink with curiosity. That girl was the real Wakaba-chan.
Uwahhh, this is kinda moving.
After that, I kept turning around to look at her, and the new class rep started looking at me with worry. Oops, look at me, making mistakes so soon after entering. I’m nobody suspicious, okay~



Yesterday I only saw her name, but seeing her in person today moved me a little.
Again, I decided to carefully explain to Otousama the meaning of the idiom, “Swift is Heaven’s Judgement.”
As expected, he probably was doing something shady because he escaped to the study and holed himself up in there. That why to be doubly sure, I stood in front of the door and said,

“The heavens are always watching, okay!”

when Oniisama came home and dragged me into the living room and got angry at me, saying,

“I’ve already checked the records for the last two years, and there’s nothing like that, so just stop with the weird worries already.”

Really, Oniisama? Can I trust you, Oniisama?

“Dad is getting depressed because his daughter keeps falsely suspecting him,”

he said, so I decided to reflect a little on wronging Otousama.
I understand. I’ll believe in you and Otousama then. We’re family after all.



But just to make sure, I’ll just make sure to remind him once in a while that the Heavens = Me.
Hey, it’s just to make sure, okay?

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83 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 074”

    1. Hell no, I don’t like that kind of route though I’ve seen it before in other novels. I like the way it’s going now with her being her regular ol goofy self.

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        1. Lmao no XD I feel like Reika is definitely more emotionally aware than Catarina considering she’s helped lots of people get their relationships together even without being told there WAS a relationship, and she’s aware of her own feelings. O but if you meant the yuri route like Bakarina than I know what you mean XD like how didn’t Catarina notice her harem she just wants to grow vegetables.

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          1. Reika actually feels like the right amount of protagonist stupid. Her blind spots are mostly to do with her own influence and reputation and her irrational fears about the “bad ending.”

            Her plans are otherwise mostly practical. Avoid conflict as much as possible. Avoid throwing her weight around where possible. Study her ass off. Ironically, all this behavior just makes her seem condescendingly aloof and competent to the outside observer.

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  1. I’m in tears 😂😂😂 I feel so bad for outou-sama! It seems like high school has officially started… muahaha! Let the fun begin~

    – Thanks for the chapter! –

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  2. It’s been a ………….while!. Now Reika-sama’s end of days is coming near. We will support Reika-sama until the end!


    1. You know, I don’t think her father ever did anything wrong in the first place. I wouldn’t put it past a certain Emperors sidekick framing a nuisances family to get rid of an eyesore. It’s easy to believe unlikable people are criminals and their arrogant attitude and rich privilege creates enemies with grudges even if they did nothing but be themselves.

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  3. Thanks for the chapter. ☺
    Wasn’t there some high school chapters way before the end of middle school chapters on the site? What happened to them? Will you retranslate them?


  4. I loved all of Reika’s nonchalant roasts she was handing out in her inner monologue these last few chapters. I didn’t think much of them at first but during the last chapter I surprised myself by laughing at what she says about other people in her mind.


  5. Otou-sama has probably been traumatized for a while now. Guessing he will not succumb to the tentation anymore since the trauma seems to be bigger.
    Then again, what do I know?
    Thanks as usual for the quality translation.


  6. Does the idea that the whole fraud exposure might have been due to false evidence never cross Reika’s mind? I mean you have to admit it’s possible with Kaburagi’s personality 😂.


    1. It was one of the first things to cross her mind.
      She concluded that she has to be extra paranoid about it because anything real would make whatever fraud Kaburagi commits be a better fabrication or the fabrication would lead to the real fraud being uncovered.


  7. This is great! Finally Reika-sama in high school!
    Can’t wait for the most anticipated event of all: the meeting face to face with the heroine.
    Somehow I can’t help but think the heroine will misunderstand something and think Reika-sama is a bully, or one of the hanger-ons will bully her or something.
    Then again maybe not… Who knows. I’m hyped.

    I think Reika-sama was pouting when Tomoe was saying that. He just wanted to tease her after all.

    Thanks for the chapter!


  8. Having abstained from reading this series for the past few weeks, I have no idea why I started doing that. Time to reread from the start~

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  9. Thanks so much for the chapter! Didn’t the last one just come out? I’m super happy! This is definitely one of my favorites and I super love Reika-sama. Please keep up the awesome work!


  10. I’m glad her brother told her off! Every time I read how Reika doesn’t trust her dad I can’t help but imagine how her dad feels. It’s painful! Thanks for the translation.


  11. I… read this before?! O.o
    What is this freak dejavu! I realy read this before!!!

    Danm… could be the matrix is real!


  12. That poor father… Obviously, Reika’s incessant suspicions over the years have made it impossible for him to even consider fraud. Now he’s a broken man (as far as we are concerned, at least; I’m sure he’s still able to churn out a tremendous profit year after year, presumably with the aid of his son).

    My thanks to you, Mt. Kilimanjaro.


  13. Ah, the Goddess Kali knows all of your wrongs everybody! Make sure to confess to all the company crimes you’ve committed!


  14. So which sort of black panther does Kaburagi look like, like a leopard or a jaguar or perhaps it’s like the one from Wakanda.


  15. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    What she doesn’t realize is that all the changes to the timeline earlier would create ripples that reach beyond what she sees.


  16. That felling of elation gained when Tomoe-senpai complimented Reika’s character~~

    Aaaa thank you so much I’m super hyped for the coming chapters!! >_<


  17. Thank you for the chapter. Reika’s poor father…. She should have a bit more faith in Oniisama at least.

    Ooh! Wakaba-chan! Like Reika, I really, really want to see more of her.


  18. what if her dad didn’t do any fraud but it was the emperor’s friend family that framed him? or the emperor’s family? poor dad if that were the case

    plot twist it was her brother!

    ahahah don’t know, but i hope i’m right (about the dad being framed and not about the evil brother :P)


  19. Reika is their unofficial auditor lol. Next minute, she takes up accounting.

    A likely side effect of Reika’s paranoia is that there are now many, many people looking at the records and top notch transparency processes so it would be much harder for anyone to fake evidence of fraud.

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  20. Waaaah~ thank you so much😆 And finally the HS arc. But really I’m curious on how things will unfold now btw Wakaba, Kaburagi, Enjou and Reika-sama. I’m just sooooo excited~


      1. Really??? Then now I wonder who’ll end up with Reika-sama or if there’ll be romance focus on the HS arc….(though I seriously don’t mind or rather i love the current story phasing and interaction around Reika-sama😆) kuuuuh-I’m so excited…haha. Btw thanks for the info😊


  21. thanks for the chapter!! :D
    poor dad but i find it funny imagining reika yelliing again and again “The heavens are always watching, okay” lol
    although her parent may never comit fraud , you never know if the staff of the company may do it, in case of fraud sometimes it’s not the head that does it but the fact that he signed a paper without knowing, and of course if it’s hidden from him , so i think that being careful of fraud is a valid reason :P

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  22. You know, I find it really funny that this story doesn’t even have romance as a tag….

    I’m really looking forward to what I suspect will be, instead of a love triangle with emperor, stalking horse, and wakaba, a triangle between enjou, reika, and stalking horse/mizusaki. After all, in the original manga, I believe those were the two guys she liked when she read it.


  23. First time I’ve ever commented before… I really love the way Rieka grows through out the series. She doesn’t suddenly become strong and matured but is making it to that stage 1 step at a time. You could stay that her strangeness and her way of thinking is her selling point XD Thanks for not giving up translating for us fans whom are sadly japanese blind (hahaha). I really wanna take up Japanese but currently I’m studying Russian and I’m afraid it’s burdening. I heard Japanese is hard so like.. what should I start learning irst if I ever get to that point in life where I have the tiem to study Japanese?
    P.S: I’m on team EnjouxReika all the way.. After reading about the Emperors childhood love *cough* Yukie *cough*.. I can’t really look at him as someone who could sway Reika off her feet. BesidEnjou fits her description perfectly when she said what her ideal type was. Well, both of them do have that hidden evil personality. I wonder if hers would develop as well >o<

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    1. Hiya! I don’t think that Japanese is particularly hard for a native English speaker. At least, it shouldn’t be any harder than Spanish or German or French with their gendered words and crazy tenses and stuff.

      I wrote this comment a year ago, but except for JP drrrchat having moved, the comment remains valid.


  24. I can imagine how bad the poor outo-sama feels but…I can’t help it! Please, Reika, continue bringing down the mandate of Heaven upon him! It’s just too funny!


  25. Reika is so hard on her otousama that’s it both cute and a little frightening. I mean, imagine your daughter growing up reminding you not to embezzle…


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