Reika-sama – 139

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On the last day of Mao-chan’s stay with us, we were taking her to the aquarium. The place we chose was the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise.

The aquarium in the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise contains over 500 different varieties of fish with more than 100,000 sea creatures in all. It is one of the largest Aquariums in Japan.

“A romantic play-island!” was the catchphrase for the place, which felt like it was picking a fight with me. As the Chief of the Forever Alone Village, I wasn’t exactly happy about it.

Mao-chan had a man in Yuuri-kun. When I met them at the summer party last year I had noted to myself how heartwarming it was to watch the two of them, but you know, sometimes I was just a liiittle jealous of them.

But the real problem was Ririna. Ririna. That incredibly spoilt and wilful girl. But last night one thing led to another and Ririna casually dropped the massive bombshell that a number of boys had already confessed to her. It was like my entire world-view had been turned on its head. Shock! Ririna had been confessed to!? And more than once!?

A mindblowing reveal from the girl I had under-evaluated as being a fellow loner in romance.

It had been so shocking that I was flustered and didn’t know what to say when Ririna looked at me strangely and put the nail in my coffin.

“What? By the time we’re in high school, pretty much everyone’s been confessed to once or twice, right?”

Noooo! Not right! Nobody’s confessed to me even onceee! Even if you add in my past life, not even onceee!

Whether in studies or in romance, Ririna had crushed me in every contest──


She was just a Ririna! A Ririna!

Dark emotions seethed inside like volcanic fumes, but I put a lid on it and greeted Ririna and Mao-chan with a smile. Since Mao-chan asked for it, I began to brush her hair.

Mao-chan would be heading home after this so we loaded her bags into the car, and then it was off to the enemy island!
Being summer break and all, the aquarium was packed with people. If we weren’t careful we could get separated. The tiny Mao-chan in particular warranted special care. I decided to hold her hand.


“Mao, hold my hand so you don’t get lost.”

“Yes, Ririna-oneesama.”

The two held hands in comfortable companionship and then entered the aquarium without another thought. Leaving me behind.

…That was fine. I had Oniisama. Right, Oniisama? Oniisama, please stop playing with your phone and pay me attention.

Mao-chan’s favourite attraction had been the beluga whales. I on the other hand had always loved polar bears. Bears that were white. They were so cute, weren’t they. I had postage stamps of them too.

After last night’s games, Mao-chan had opened up to Oniisama. Today they were hitting it off, and she was calling him Takateru-niisama now. Having been demoted to ‘Ojisama’, I bet Ichinokura-san would be pretty devastated if he learnt that Oniisama had taken the ‘-niisama’ title…

The underwater glass tunnel with the dolphins had been nice.

We spent a while just watching the dolphins from there. Just the scenery made you forget about the heat outside. Still, white bears took the cake for me.

After enjoying every bit of the aquarium, we left for downtown Yokohama as we discussed the idea of going to the aquariums in Osaka or Okinawa next time. Right now though, we were going to eat and shop.

“I invited somebody else with some free time today, so mind waiting a little bit?”

Somebody else? Gasp. Don’t tell me you’re introducing a girlfriend, Oniisama!

“Ah, see? Here he comes.”

Somebody was waving to us as they came down from the other end of the street.


Wahh! It had been so long. Whao, that cool guy aura was amazing as always.

“Don’t just summon me out of the blue.”

“As if you were doing anything.”

Wow, you’re rude.”

After a bit of friendly verbal sparring, Imari-sama flashed us a friendly smile.

“It’s been a while, Reika-chan. And I don’t think I’ve met these two before. I’m Monozono Imari. For whatever reason, I’ve been friends with Takateru here since primary.”

“I’m Taka-niisama’s cousin, Kotou Ririna.”

“Nice to meet you! I’m Sawarabi Mao!”

“Nice to meet you,” he said as she shook hands with them both.

“Ah,” he said, “Something for the girls. Here. Salt and butter. Great for warding off heatstroke, you know?”

What he handed us were nice caramel sweets from a French store well known for it. They were over 150 Yen each. I expected no less from Imari-sama. I tried one of the red-wrapped caramels and a fruity flavour spread through my mouth. Yummy!

“Won’t they melt in this heat?” asked Oniisama.

“We’ll try not to walk outside then. I hate the heat,” Imari-sama replied.

Imari-sama guided us into a shopping centre. I thought it might be boring for him to wait while us girls shopped, but instead he played along with a smile, mentioning that something suited us, or that we looked cute in something else.

When we went up the escalators he even casually took Mao-chan’s hand, who ended up completely entranced by him. It’s terrible, Yuuri-kun! You’ve even got rivals here!

When we went accessory shopping I found this lovely glass hair ornament that chimed when you move your head.

“Wah! Those are so magical,” exclaimed Mao-chan as she looked at them.

They came in different colours too, so Imari-san asked which she liked.

“You two are fond of this one? In that case I’ll make them a commemoration present for all three of you.”


At first we tried to refuse, but Imari-sama’s tongue was so smooth that we ended up obliging before we knew it. Mao-chan went with pink, I went with red, while Ririna went with blue. Imari-sama personally helped Mao-chan put hers on, so she was completely captivated by him. Uwawawa, but Imari-sama really was dreamy!

I was watching him when Ririna tugged on Mao-chan’s sleeve and brought her to a corner.

“That gentleman is dangerous, so you can’t fall in love with him,” she warned.

What on earth are you doing, Ririna.

Suddenly, I happened to hear Oniisama’s conversation with him from behind us.

“You know, if you keep doing stuff like this, somebody is going to end up stabbing you again.”


Apparently Ririna had quite an eye for things.


In the evening we dropped Mao-chan and Ririna off at their houses. The three of us entered returned to my home, but after a while Oniisama and Imari-sama went out again.

Since I was tired from having fun all day, I opened the door to my room only to meet with the bobcut doll from yesterday, clattering and walking my way.




Today was the firefly catching party, hosted by the Kaburagi family. It was being held in a Japanese-style garden at their hotel. Okaasama had excitedly dressed me in a kimono. It was made from blue-green silk, and looked suited for the summer. Otousama had said something or other about Okaasama looking beautiful in her deep purple kimono.

We arrived on scene, and greeted the Kaburagi couple before doing the same to some of the acquaintances closer to our family. All of the walking around had tired me, so after the greetings were done I went to look for a seat.

That was when somebody held a drink out to me.



“Good evening, Kisshouin-san.”

So he was here too…

“So you’re wearing a kimono today. It really suits you, you know.”

“Thank you very much.”

I looked around for anybody else when he gave me some rather misinformed help.

“Masaya is over there.”

“I was not particularly searching for Kaburagi-sama.”

“Oh, okay then. I just thought that you’d want to greet him as the son of the hosts, that’s all.”

What, are you trying to say that I don’t have manners or something?

The party had already started, so the night garden was filled with flying fireflies.

“Wanna go look?”

“That sounds like a good idea.”

Since I was already here, I did want to. Then again, they had said all that stuff about Tamakazura hadn’t they. And I was wearing a kimono too. I’d hate for anything weird to happen because of this.

“Masaya seems to be going over, so let’s head over too.”

“…All right.”

I already told you I don’t care about Kaburagi.

Countless fireflies were flying in the garden. The way they floated around the guests looked like something out of a fantasy. Uwahh! How dream-like!

I tried to approach them too, but the fireflies floated away. Huh?

I approached. They ran. I approached again. They scattered to run away.

…This was weird. I knew there were chrysanthemum-based insecticides, but the perfume on my kimono was absolutely not that. Why.

“Goodness! Maihama-san seems so popular!” somebody exclaimed.

I looked over to find the fireflies gathering around Maihama-san, turning her into a modern day Tamakazura.

When she noticed that all of them had avoided me, Maihama-san began to chuckle.

I lost…

The role of Tamakazura for this chapter went without a doubt to Maihama-san.

Stop laughing, Enjou! You’re standing right beside me! How do we know it wasn’t you!?


At that moment, the President of the Pivoine, Youko-sama, appeared on scene with a photogenic smile, other Pivoine members in tow.

Oh dear. I had a bad feeling about this…

I win. Actually I forgot about the media thumbnails and scared myself just now while uploading the aquarium pictures.

Otousama had said something or other about Okaasama looking beautiful in her deep purple kimono.

Specifically the colour was ‘shoubuiro’ which is the colour of… shoubu flowers. Iris sanguinea.
You can google ‘菖蒲’ in images for an idea. In general though, the colour is like a deep purple on the more cooler side of the red-blue purple spectrum.

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97 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 139”

    1. As I’m uncertain about a matter or problem that is being discussed to tell someone in the form of a question that you want to be cause something to end or no longer produce a certain effect or that you want something to stop from being effective or valid, so I ask, oh you who as individual that I like and enjoy being with which originate from Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
      (cancel what, my nigga?)

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    1. From Oniisama’s comment, it seems to be not an infrequent occurrence.

      I still don’t think anyone should aim to be Tamakazura…

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    1. More like Enjou trying to set a Masaya× Reika flag.

      Go away Enjou. Your set ups aren’t necessary. Reika is a permanent member of the forever aline club!!

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    2. More like Enjou trying to set a Masaya× Reika flag.

      Go away Enjou. Your set ups aren’t necessary. Reika is a permanent member of the forever alone club!!

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          1. Not in the way you think since when it’s several yanderes they fight for the right to chop up the lover as only his true woman reserves that right.

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  1. Thanks for the new chapter! Yeah. I can see Imari being stabbed. He’s a natural womanizer. Lots of devoted followers like that. And Ririna is definitely doing her best to make sure no one fills Reika’s little sister spot but her. XD

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  2. Imari- sama..sigh..
    When you mentioned that doll, I was scrolling slowly in fear for another prank….
    And as always, animal seemed to avoid Reika.. Be courageous Reika, perhaps, it was due to the dark aura from Enjou…


    1. I had a theory that animals recognized Reika as unnatural. Bea likes her, but they may be resonating through curls and cellulite as kindred lifeforms. Maihama may be wearing a pheromone to draw the the fireflies. But the fireflies may still have an aversion to Reika that Enjoy notices.


    1. Perhaps that’s why oniisama doesn’t approve Imari x Reika ship.
      but if hypothetically Reika and Imari get married, Imari will accidentally get food poisoned by Reika and he won’t (dare) go flirt with women again lmao

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  3. You mean ‘Mao chan has a man called Yuuri kun’? I thought the president of pivoine was youko sama? correct me if i’m wrong.

    ohhh… Enjou approaching reika at a party.

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      1. Mao-chan had a man in Yuuri-kun.>>>> Mao chan has a man called Yuuri kun.
        I think its better this way. Just saying


  4. Thanks for the chapter.

    Ririna really is trying to keep the cute imputons away from Reika…
    And she was also very cute trying to protect Reika from the womaniser. Even if this was unecessary (Oniisama has already warned the womaniser in question)

    Poor Reika…
    At least, the fireflies didn’t attack her :)
    Well, now it’s time to take revenge on maihama.
    How dare she be more popular than the Empress?


  5. Oh yay, featured comment! But seriously though, that thing was terrifying.

    I feel like sulking along with Reika. Why does Ririna get confessions and Reika don’t?
    Don’t get me wrong, Ririna is super cute (and apparently a very reliable sister) but Reika’s adorableness is out of this world, ok. Enjou, if you’re really aiming for Reika-sama you better confess before graduation you hear me? Do NOT let Reika miss out on uniforms-dating!

    Hm. The last line confuses me somewhat. The president of the pivoine is also named Fuyuko?

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    1. With Reika rumored to match Kaburagi, who dares?
      Not to mention male population that likes her thinks she is their queen/love guru so how likely they would even dare to think they deserve to lay a finger on her?

      Enjou… I’d think he fan the rumor of ReikaXKaburagi just to make sure no guy dare to confess to Reika.

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      1. I’d like to think that’s it, but so far all the 3rd person male povs on Reika runs along the lines of being scared of Reika (at least at first) rather than admiring… ah, tears are…

        You know, it’s these kind of antics from Enjou that makes me wish he’ll develop an UNREQUITED love for Reika. It would serve him right, the shady bastard.

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        1. It’s a bit of both. As she’s been described by Monk boy as being like a rose on a mountain. The few externals who think of her as kindly basically look up to her but get scared off by her status. The rest are just afraid.

          There was also that one boy that showed an interest in her, but Reika dismissed him as one of the guys as having an ulterior motive. Which I assume means they’re mostly interested in her status. So I imagine there are a few hoping to better their position.


  6. Wow. Today was a bad day for Reika.

    No boys with the guts to confess to Reika it seems. I bet it is a combination of the valkrie brigade protecting her, her aura and the rumors about her and Kaburagi/Enjou.

    It looks like Enjou is playing wingman for Kaburagi.

    …. tch.

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      1. I’m personally going with the “Die monster! You don’t belong in this world!” theory as to what is motivating the animals. They know she’s not supposed to be here and it either unnerves them or makes them more aggressive.


        1. Yeah I was thinking about that one episode of Family Guy where Death walks into a pet store and all the animals start screeching and barking at him.


  7. All these chapters are making me dizzy and exhilarated…I’m savoring each of them slowly and joyfully…thank you dear Este-sama…

    Imari-sama is yandere spot indeed. Really love the way Oniisama casually speak of it lol

    Good luck tsundere cousin Ririna! Take good care of that blank sister of yours lol

    Yay Enjou-Reika moments!
    ….For God’s sake, Enjou, that’s not how you do it!

    Pivoine dare to kick a fuss in a Kaburagi party??? Woah


  8. Thanks for the chapter. OK not that doll again. And it’s seem it’s trying to welcoming Reika-sama so it’s makes it look cre……. I wonder if Reika-sama has good affinity to black magic and curses.

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  9. In such a setting, I could see that Enjou as a demonic fox spirit behind Reika lol. Reika needs to fight on tho! Don’t let Ririna beat you in everything :000! Thanks for the chapter!


  10. I really want Kaburagi to notice Reika after Enjou already make a move.
    You know, so he can feel miserable because he didn’t notice how perfect (lol) Reika-sama is sooner.


  11. thx for the chapther ~

    did i accidently use my one year worth luck for updating reika~sama chap faster? if yes the i am happy (////#///3///#////)


  12. — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    I wonder if some scene will happen regarding Maihama-san, ’cause the president just appeared~!!! If I remember right, Maihama-san has been discussed upon/talk upon by the Suiran students because of her involvement with Kaburagi-kun so it’s quite possible..!


  13. Hahahahahaha, este-chan scared himself too! Hehehe~!


    but that’s adorable~

    Also… Imari has been stabbed before? What?

    Ririna really does have good eyes. Poor Reika-chan the fireflies don’t like you~

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  14. Yes! Aquarium date chapter! And another blow to Foodie-ojisama by Mao and Oniisama XDD And the wild Imari appears! XDXD But wait. Again? Imari was stabbed before!?

    And wow, I can’t believe Ririna’s actually approachable :0 Poor Forever Alone Chief.

    It seems like karma came back around on Reika. Maybe don’t use suspicious dolls for pranking anymore? ;p

    And aww, look at the tanuki keeping love alive ♡

    And aww. (shipping glasses-ON) Enjou accompanied Reika during the firefly viewing… (shipping glasses-OFF) Too bad he loses points for schadenfreude. Are we sure it wasn’t him and not Reika’s animal luck?

    Thanks so much for such a fun chapter! ♡♡♡

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  15. Thx for the chapter o/
    I welcome this storm that is about to hit us!!! let it hit the obnosculos girl that is Maihama~~
    and i have i new objective, to have a comment featured in a chapter once by Este-sama!!! so dreamy >.<


  16. When I first saw the asterisk and when the whole doll was mentioned again I swear i closed my eyes and scrolled down like mad. Phew. Thank goodness there wasn’t any picture. It’s like 3 am here and it wouldn’t be a good idea if ‘shriek girl’ spreads around the neighborhood.

    . Ririna, just a Ririna eh?😂😂😂😂Lololol. And the fireflies might have gone to Maihama but with the Pivione elitist coming…uh-oh trouble is gonna ensue…ah I can’t wait~😂

    And Enjou…I wonder why on earth would he think that Reika likes Bakaburagi? Did Reika-sama unknowingly, became the best candidate for Bakaburagi😮

    Thanks for the update!!

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  17. Shame on you Enjou, you’re one of the only people that should have figured out she wants nothing to do with Kaburagi and yet you keep forcibly trying to be the wingman. Stop your nefarious deeds!

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  18. thanks for the update ^^
    i experienced a vietnam war flashback with a chuckie(that killer doll) motive from the previous chapter =____=…. the horror…

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  19. Just imagine that Firefly scene from a third person perspective: A doll like cute girl is adorably chasing fireflies and failing. Then she starts pouting. The guys are gonna have a hard time calming their hearts down.

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  20. thnx for the chapter

    are we sure that ririna is not someone from the special forces of the reika faction? she does try to help her in her own way, and why does she say that imari is dangerous? he is perfect to reika, he could be really good to her, if and only if he can survive her brother lol

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  21. “Nice to meet you,” he said as she shook hands with them both.

    Shouldn’t it be ‘he’ shook hands with them both?


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