Reika-sama – 161

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“Is something the matter, Mizusaki-kun?”

I mentally ran through anything I might have done to piss him off. Mn. Probably something to do with the Pivoine again.

While we were standing together in the hallway I noticed him shoot a harsh glance in the direction of the classroom.

Fellow Stalking Horse shifted his position so that he was shielding me from it.

“Are you okay?”

Okay? Huh?

“Whatever do you mean?”

“…Aren’t you being extorted?”

“Hah?”

Extorted? Me? By Umewaka-kun and the others?

“Um, might I ask how you came to that conclusion…?”

“I’ve had reports about them using coupons with the Pivoine’s crest. At first it was something to just keep in mind, but I was patrolling just now when I saw them pester you for something, so I stopped them just in case.”

“Aahh…”

So that was it. It wasn’t just the tickets that set him off, but the coupons with the red peony symbol. After all, given the brown hair and piercings, they didn’t exactly look the part of somebody closely acquainted with a Pivoine member.

“Kisshouin, if they’ve been pestering you for money but you’re finding it hard to refuse, I’ll talk to them.”

“Umm, Mizusaki-kun, it seems that you are misunderstanding, but those people over there are actually my friends.”

“Friends? Yours? Those guys?”

I didn’t know a face could look so doubtful.

Yeah, they were my friends. True, when we first met I thought they were annoying, and loud, and gaudy-looking, but even after I was cold with them they kept trying to befriend me. I considered them real friends now.

“Kisshouin, are you sure you’re not being tricked? A lot of the students here at Zui’ran are sheltered, so they make for easy targets. You might not even have realised.”

“Hold on, Mizusaki-kun.”

Fellow Stalking Horse really didn’t think well of them. Look more carefully, Stalking Horse. Umewaka-kun might be wearing gaudy silver earrings, but those are actually pad pads, you know? And none of the group are all that uncultured. I think you could say they’re well brought up, relatively speaking. It’s easy to get the wrong idea at a glance though.

“I am grateful for your concern, but not once have they pestered me for anything. We interact a lot at cram school, but never have they asked or expected me to treat them. Actually, they are the sort of people who gathered in the middle of the sweltering summer in order to help me with my exhibit for the Handicrafts Club. And I cannot know how exactly you see them, but let me tell you now that every one of them is a better student than I am, with far better grades.”

And it was true. Even though they knew that I was a rich girl, nobody had ever asked me to shout them. Actually when I gave Umewaka-kun that bag for Beatrice he even treated me to some popular convenience store treats as a thank you.

“Incidentally, what you overheard earlier was my friend begging me to give him the dog plush toy I made. I modelled it off of his beloved dog, but apparently it looked so close to the real thing that he could scarcely help but ask for it. I suppose without context it might have been easy to misunderstand though.”

“Plush toy…?”

“Indeed. In fact, he has been waiting quite excitedly for this day. As for the coupons, every Pivoine member ends up with much too many to ever spend on their own, so since they were coming here anyhow I wanted them to enjoy it.”

I peeked into the club room for a moment only to find Umewaka-kun still being restrained by everybody. Hadn’t stopped him from burying his face in Bea-tan though.

Yeah. That guy was not giving up until I agreed.

Spying on the same scene from behind me, I think Fellow Stalking had finally seen the truth.

What’s wrong, Fellow Stalking Horse? Is this your first time seeing a Dog Maniac? You’re naive if you think this is his worst. Shall I show you the Bea-tan role-playing emails? Ah, but if I showed you those you’d probably be wary in a different way, and try and convince me to break it off anyway.

“I hope that this has cleared things up.”

“…My bad. Sorry for doubting your friends, Kisshouin. But as the Student Council President I have an obligation to protect the students.”

“I see. Well, I sincerely thank you anyhow for your concern. I must say, however, that I am a tad surprised. I would never have expected the Student Council President to concern himself over a Pivoine member like myself.”

“That has nothing to do with it. If a student at Zui’ran is in trouble, then it’s the Student Council’s job to help.”

“…Even if this was the Pivoine’s President?”

“Of course,” he nodded.

There was no hesitation in his eyes.

Hmmm~ But he’d gone through a pretty hard time because of her. Not only had she completely thrashed him with her mouth, he even got in trouble with the school staff because of her. In his position I definitely wouldn’t help her.

With that in mind, I realised once again what an impressive person Fellow Stalking Horse was. I thought a little better of him.

“Well then, since things are clear, please excuse me. I have to return to my post.”

“Sure. If my behaviour has upset them, please let them know that I’ll be happy to apologise.”

“I understand.”

“Also Kisshouin, I might have overlooked it last time, but you’re not allowed to bring that fan to school anymore. I doubt anybody would disagree with me at this point that it’s a weapon.”

Eeehhh!? It’s not a weapon, it’s just a Rococo Queen’s prop!

“That guy just now was so cool! Who was he? Do you know him? Doesn’t the hot-guy ratio seem higher in Zui’ran?” the girls asked me, the moment I stepped back into the classroom.

Moriyama-san, what happened to Umewaka-kun…?

Speaking of Umewaka-kun, since he was still begging to adopt it, I told him to wait until the School Festival was over.

Umewaka-kun was overjoyed, and finally parted after giving it a kiss goodbye.

Anyhow, apparently everyone was going to the Science Club next for the planetarium. Also I think Moriyama-san had completely given up on him. Not that anybody could have helped it… He loved his dog so much that the love even extended to plush toys that resembled her. You’d be hard pressed to find a high school girl willing to accept a boy like that.

“That was an experience…” Minami-kun murmured after they left.

Sorry.

*

*

Once my shift was done, I met up with my group to tour the School Festival again.

“Reika-sama, apparently Kaburagi-sama went to Enjou-sama’s class again and had some of Takamichi-san’s biscuits.”

“My, I see.”

Kaburagi, huh… I suppose that settled things then. Things were going to get bothersome again after this school festival…

But I could enjoy what time I had left. Umewaka-kun’s crew said that the Soccer Club’s piadini was good, right? Maybe I’d try some.

So I suggested it to my group and we headed right over. When we arrived the Soccer Club President began pushing food onto me.

“You don’t need to pay!”

The same thing happened when we arrived at the Baseball Club and Basketball Club.

Eh-, wasn’t I doing the extorting then? Now it looked like I was travelling from place to place collecting protection money, didn’t it?

Maybe Fellow Stalking Horse had a point about the fan…

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When I returned to my classroom I changed and began serving again. I was going to do my best for the remaining hours! Oh, huh? Umewaka-kun and the others hadn’t contributed to the Xu Fu’s sales? Tsk, what worthless friends.

“Kyaa! It’s Kaburagi-sama and Enjou-sama!”

The squeals of girls filled the store as the pair entered. What were they doing here. Oh, right, we were selling tea here.

Although the room suddenly got a lot noisier, at least the number of female customers was increasing. I suppose that was all right then.

Then I realised it wasn’t just these two. Popping out from behind Enjou was Yukino-kun. Immediately my mood soared.

“Good afternoon, Kisshouin-san,” began Enjou, “Yukino said he wanted to come here, so I came with him. I see you’re wearing a cute Chinese outfit today.”

“Good afternoon, Reika-oneesan!” said Yukino-kun.

“Good afternoon~ Yukino-kun, I am so glad you came! And welcome, Enjou-sama, Kaburagi-sama. Is it okay to leave your own class’ café, Enjou-sama?”

“My class has been packed since morning, so we’ve already sold out. That’s why we closed shop.”

“My, that is certainly…”

Tch. Thanks to the Enjou Effect, no doubt. My café still had plenty. If we still had some by the end we were going to split it between us.

“What the hell, Kisshouin,” Kaburagi exclaimed, “Where’s the dragon on your back? The road to completion is harder than it looks, isn’t it.”

“I do not harbour such an eccentric ambition, so…”

What the hell! Stop saying weird things in front of Yukino-kun! And look! Enjou was sniggering to the side! I knew it! That rabbit from the other day was some sort of harassment!

Anyhow, Kaburagi went with Tieguanyin tea, Enjou with chrysanthemum, and Yukino-kun with the flowering tea. Their orders reflected their personalities, didn’t it.

When their orders were ready I added some mooncakes on the house. After all, harassment or not I was still treated with a latte art without a ticket. Not that Kaburagi ate any.

“I’ve had enough sweet things for today,” he said.

Kaburagi, did you have too many of Wakaba-chan’s biscuits?

Still, although Kaburagi didn’t eat any, he didn’t ignore the moon cakes either. I watched him stuff some into his pockets. I guess he was taking them home. He was surprisingly dutiful about these things.

Yukino-kun was watching his tea flower in the water with a smile, so I couldn’t help but smile myself. Maybe he’d like some annin tofu as well.

The time passed with mostly Yukino-kun and I doing the talking. When it was time for them to leave, I saw them off in the hallway.

“I had a lot of fun today, Reika-oneesan,” he smiled.

“I was glad to see you too, Yukino-kun,” I smiled back.

We shared a little laugh. How on earth was this little angel born to the same household as that scoundrel Enjou?

Kaburagi was headed back to his own class, since they were holding a party to celebrate their hard work. I guess Kaburagi wasn’t as anti-social as I thought.

I had only come out here to see them off, but somehow I ended up in another chat with Yukino-kun. He was just so darn cute after all. Enjou just stood to the side with a smile on his face.

That was when a girl’s voice interrupted.

“Shuu.”

Shuu?

I looked on reflex, only to find Bird Brain Katsuragi, and some delicate-looking girl with black hair down to her shoulders. Eh? Who was this?

“Yuiko,” Enjou noticed her, looking a little surprised.

Was it somebody he knew?

Enjou smiled gently and approached her. Standing beside me, Yukino-kun gripped my hand. Hm? What’s wrong, Yukino-kun?

“What are you doing here, Yuiko?”

“I heard that you were doing latte art at your school festival so I had Haru bring me,” she said with a soft voice. “Was I a little too late?”

She tilted her head a little in question.

It was a striking sight, with her stark white skin and faintly moist eyes.

The previously noisy hallway was silent now, and all eyes were on Yuiko-san. Even the ordinarily noisy Katsuragi Boy was behaving himself.

“My class’ café closed quite some time ago. But if you wanted to see some latte art there was no need to come here. I’ll draw you as many as you want at home.”

“Really? Then I’ll look forward to it.”

“Got it.”

The two of them seemed rather close. I wonder what this meant…

“Yukino, it’s about time to go home. Yuiko, what are you going to do?”

“Hmmm… I think I’ll go home with you too, Shuu. It wouldn’t be very fun without you, anyhow.”

Yukino-kun let go of my hand and returned to his brother’s side, his expression a little stiff.

“Well then, Kisshouin-san. Thanks for today.”

“Gokigen’yoh, Enjou-sama. Good bye, Yukino-kun.”

“Good bye, Reika-oneesan.”

Yuiko-san gave me a smile before comfortably slipping her arm around Enjou’s, the two of them leaving the hallway.

I stood there stunned for a little as the subdued Katsuragi Boy ran over to me.

“Yuiko-san is Enjou-san’s lover, and don’t you forget it,” he whispered in my ear before running after them.

When the four of them were out of sight, the hallway erupted.

“Who the hell was that!?”

“Don’t tell me that was Enjou-sama’s girlfriend!?”

“Nobody told me about this!”

“She was so beautiful… ‘Yuiko-san’… I wonder if we’ll meet again…”

That was when, oblivious to their surroundings, my cram school friends happily approached me, having had their fill of the planetarium.

“Whoaa! Kisshouin-saan! You’re wearing a cheongsam! Camera! Where’s my camera!”

“Wearing a cheongsam with your ringlets is kind of fresh in its own way.”

In the face of all the excitement and their care-free mood, I kind of just gave in and stopped thinking as I started striking poses for them.

“Maybe I should get Beatrice to wear a cheongsam too…”

Hey. Why not.


TL Note: Incidentally, Tieguanyin (Iron Guan Yin) tea is my favourite.
It has a pleasant flavour, and this lovely and sweet aftertaste.


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165 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 161”

        1. Obviously she’ll upgrade it to just using her hand for the Ohoho.

          And it will have to be so powerful that FSH has no choice but to allow her to bring the fan again, because it’s the lesser of the two evil.

          Basically if someone say you can’t bring a rocket launcher to school, use an orbital laser and see if they’ll be willing to compromise after a…’demonstration’

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        1. An iron ribed fan, huh? Not bad, not bad, but I think that is time for her to show her full potential and show them how The Fan is actually a power limiter.

          That or bring The Bat and let its diciplinary(torture) legend shine again.

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        2. I read The Finishing School series a while back, and this seems like the kind of fan the main chara really wanted as a weapon.. ah, the memories..

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        3. ooo i LIKE that fan! what GORGEOUS lines and curves! and i think if Reika brought this one to school with her, she wouldn’t even need to say a word. The entirety of the opposition would fall into a dead-faint from fear. lol

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  1. I want to see Reika wearing a China dress too damn it!

    Maan, I didn’t think she likes her cram school friends that much. I’m going to have to stop calling Umewaka gaudy piecings now.

    Come to think of it, they never asked her to treat them even though she is a rich. Never really thought of that.

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  2. That Reika-sama relented, stopped thinking and posed for pictures while under the scrutiny of the Suiran masses… should I take that as a sign that Reika-sama was at least a bit shaken on the appearance of Yu(k)iko?

    Oh my, so that’s why Yukino-kun is doing underhanded tactics (read: the towel incident) and keeps pushing his older brother to Reika-sama.

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    1. Shaken by the facts that Bakaragi is gravitating to the super-commoner Wakaba and a hidden character Yuiko makes an appearance, leading to stirring up Reika’s class and ending the calm that reigned up to and including the festival.

      Plus her feelings seem to be in tune with her angel Yukino’s feelings.

      In other words, I doubt it’s jealousy over Shuusuke picking a girl over Reika.

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    2. I thought the same thing.
      Oh and I cannot help but make remarks over these things, delusionally or not:

      “What the hell! Stop saying weird things in front of Yukino-kun! And look! Enjou was sniggering to the side! I knew it! That rabbit from the other day was some sort of harassment!”

      She still thinking about the rabbit’s meaning.

      “When their orders were ready I added some mooncakes on the house. After all, harassment or not I was still treated with a latte art without a ticket.”

      Keep being attentive and kind, Reika. Your favoribility rating keep soaring in Enjou’s book. And look at Reika-Yukino interaction provoking smiles on Enjou.

      “My class’ café closed quite some time ago. But if you wanted to see some latte art there was no need to come here. I’ll draw you as many as you want at home.”

      Considering Enjou’s personality, I cannot help but be delusional/decode these words as:
      – My shop closed long ago, gurl. What’s your hidden intention?
      -Stop being a bother. You could’ve just ask for it at home.

      Oh, and perhaps Yukino is used to people faking affection/try to use him to get into Older Enjou’s good book. So he cannot help but be drawn to Reika’s genuine care and affections. Unlike this Yuiko girl reeks of hidden motives.

      She reminded me of Sakura, choosing to make appearance just as a rumor about Enjou-Reika blown over the school, just to make some deterence…and that smile at Reika before holding Enjou’s arm.

      Geez. I’m so annoyed. A fragile-looking sampan just appear in front of my ship, grrrr.

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  3. Just… There’s something about Reika that makes me literally laugh out loud. Kudos to author-sama. Great job.
    And to you to, Este-san and yer team! Fantastic job of translating, while keeping the jokes and humor there, we readers can’t thank you enough for sure!

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        1. Oh i just saw this request. How do i post images here? Lmao Im trying to figure it out since forever

          (How do people post images here??? Url? What?)

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  4. OMG! The fan got banned! Mngrels think of an alternative! Panic mode! Emergency main weapon disabled! Tch, Dang Stalking horse.

    Well good Enjou got a lover. MEaning no Reika x Enjou ship. Huehue. Abandon ship! It’s sinking at the bottome ofthe ocean folks!

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    1. Except the only confirmation we have of it is bird-brain and we all now that he easily take thinks out of context and Yukino don’t seems to like her so and knowing how Enjou tends to spoil him and how serious he got when she showed up I think she may be something like a fiancee or fiancee candidate.

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    2. honestly, i can’t imagine Enjou acting lovey dovey and all sweet. It just… gives me shivers down my spine. The thought of it is so scary. My imagination won’t take form.

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    3. Not yet! Why are you listening to an enemy’s leaking datas?!

      Captain! Reporting an unidentified ship in the front, sir! Please make some orders swiftly!

      #IShallDieWithThisShipDamnIt!

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  5. Uwaa.. recently I came to love Rose Pu er.. it was quite refreshing… I also tried Mint flowering tea… never tried Tieguanyin yet.. maybe some other day~
    New chara!!!! (((ง’ω’)و三 ง’ω’)ڡ≡ ☆⌒ミ((x_x)
    Oh well since Sakura already subdued Maihama for Reika, of course we need a new female antagonist???

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    1. My food budget has been increasing lately…I’ve been trying so many food (and gotten myself so many current fav=splurging) because of Este-sama’s fault. Yeah, I’m blaming all your food pictures!😢

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  6. Reika… First you defend them as good friends of yours, next you trashed them in your head… ._.

    Stalking Horse finally gets more appearances!! I wonder if he overheard Ririna talking about how gullible Reika is and now decides to protect her haha.

    The fan finally gets labelled as a dangerous weapon… Noble Phatasm ‘Reika’s Divine Fan!’ Lololol

    And I see an angtagonist finally appears!! ‘Yuiko’. If cute Yukino-kun doesn’t like her, she’s definitely evil!!!

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      1. I hope she can find it soon. I read the Thai translation which is around 200+ chapters already but her romance is still no where to be found. However people around her starts to have a blooming romance one after another. I got really jealous for her. 😫

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        1. Spoilers….maybe not😑
          Vampirenelf I follow your hint and search Thai translation and just finished it. I have to say I’m so curious right now- who she will end up with. I had been always on a certain ship, then at one point I had given it up, and right at the moment the ship also seem to start sailing. It’s so confusing so I think I’ll walk on the land and just watch from afar! 🤕

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              1. She’s the beau of the port’s trading company. She provides fuel, woods and weaponaries to build ships for free, to the point she forgot to build one for herself lol

                We could only leave it to someone reliable enough to build the ship for them…Someone like Onii-sama…Imari-sama’s cruise is too packed with ladies. As expected of Casanova Village Chief!

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    1. Neh. This is why I don’t think the ship is sunk yet. It smells like a Maihama type of scenario to me. Only difference being that Enjou is diplomatic and indulgent where Kaburagi is aloof.

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          1. Ufufufufufu. I just read some Japanese fandom’s analysis on Enjou-Reika. It was rather shocking, and you need good memories to recall and realize before rejoice its contents. It’s like extra fuel for the ship and death deal for me to jump into it and sail forever.

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              1. Hehe. Fellow Reinjou shippers! Here! Extra fuel for free!

                WARNING: NOT FOR THOSE UNABLE TO HANDLE SPOILERS!
                REINJOU SHIPPERS MUST BE EXTRA CAREFUL, ALL SUGGESTED POSSIBILITIES IN THE ANALYSIS ARE DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEART.

                That being said, here:
                (SPOILERS ALERT)
                http://kenkyokenjitsu.com/enjo-shusuke/shu-reika/

                You’ll find yourself rereading all previous chapters with new perspective 😈😏

                (Shameless attempt to recruite ReiNjou shippers 😆)

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  7. Thanks for the chapter!

    “annoying, and loud, and gaudy-looking”. Good reasons for an Ojou-sama to stay away from that people.
    Umewaka-kun aka Dog Maniac is hilarious. Being restrained and still able to bury his face inBea-tan’s doll.
    Hahaha Fellow Stalking Horse is wary of the Demonic Fan(Rococo Queen’s prop).
    Bakaburagi, shame on you.
    Now I want to see Reika-sama in a cheongsam.

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  8. Thank you very much for the translation of the chapters!
    Illustration ples!
    no. Anime please!!
    haha
    why can’t people open their minds and just love Reika-sama instead of harem black holes, ticc and immortality!?

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  9. Thx for the chapter o/
    Wow.. what a chapter!!! so many thing to comment on that i can’t even begin.
    “Yukino-kun let ho of my hand and returned to his brother’s side, his expression a little stiff.”
    should be “Yukino-kun let GO of my…”?
    Good to see what Reika-sama thinks of her friends, and also to see so many plot lines advancing~~
    I am kinda worried about Wakaba-chan, not sure if i want her to end up with Bakaburagui but it might be for the best they do.
    ReikaXEnjou armada, damage to est-board, prepare for impact;
    SS ReikaXEnjou.FOR.LIFE took massive damage (it’s not even minding allied fleets taking satellite photos), possible allied ship Yukino.is.an.angel might have suffered secondary damage. I REPEAT YUKINO.is.an.angel SHIP IS REPORTED TO HAVE TAKEN DAMAGE!!! ALL HANDS ON DECK

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    1. I think that’s not damage. Yukino clearly doesn’t like yuiko, so he may push enjou even harder towards reika. Anyway, there will probably be more interaction with enjou.

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  10. Looks like a new door opened for Reika-san. Her being a yakuza feels and looks so natural. That’s a great talent in case of she failed in her life as an ojousama(tho she is already a failure).

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  11. A huge plot twist was ignored for the sake of photoshooting a cheongsam Reika-sama xD
    I bet Reika-sama just ditched the stupid Kaburagi, the shocking reveal of Enjou’s girlfriend, the annoying Bird Brain and the commotion in her class , etc. all because her friends from cram school were the first ones who wanted to take her photos while none of the others from Suiran did it xD

    Anyway, It was a bit disappointing that Umewaka’s gang didn’t meet Kaburagi and Enjou, I wonder how they will react knowing Reika has friends outside of weathy families

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  12. Who care about Enjou when she have Yukino and onii-sama! And if that girl try to antagonize Reika-sama, she only need to unleashed the final weapon, Sakura EX Machina, on her.

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  13. Many thanks!
    Gasp! Dont tell me more one sided rivals for Reika to deal with!! Omg… poor reika-chan! And Yukino’s response is a tad bit… Offfff. Suspicious behaviorrr

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  14. Well, would you look at that. Mr. Student Counsel President really does live up to his title ;] Color me impressed. But he really needs to stop judging books by their covers.

    The fan isn’t really the issue; anything is going to be weapon in the goddess Kali’s hands. ;p

    And Moriyama definitely dropped Dog Lover-kun XDD

    Bakaburagi needs to stop perpetuating his delusions onto unwilling victims.

    And what the heck!? Enjou! Lover!? Stop poking holes into my ship, Bird Brain! But does Yukino not like her? Then I don’t either >p

    Thanks so much for these translations! They always make my day brighter XDXDXD

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    1. I actually think that Bird Brain’s jealousy is actually indicative that something is going on there — not the opposite. He doesn’t hang with Reika’s clique, he hangs in Enjou’s. She’s not sending any signals or modifying her behavior with respect to Enjou. So where is he getting the idea that Reika is romantically interested in Enjou?

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      1. by what’s shown in this chapter, I think Bird Brain is EnjouxYuiko shipper. He hates Reika-sama for his ship is insecure due to Enjou paid attention more to Reika-sama, heck he even made first moves, like the Latte art

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  15. Nuooooooo, don’t ban the fan, what are you doing Kaichou-san😭😱😱😱

    And Yukino-kun is sooooo adorable so just who is that Yuiko? A cousin? Or is it really what bird brain said? haraguro’s lover👀 Anyways, what’s with Bakaburagi stuffing moon cakes in his pocket, somehow just thinking about it was kinda funny.😂😂😂😂

    Reika-Sama, the Rococo Queen in a cheongsam gaaaah I wanna see it too O(≧▽≦)O and tbh amidst all the chaos brought by that Yuiko, I love how everyone from the cram school were just like “oh Reika’s in a cheongsam” and just started taking pictures….and yeah yeah….Reika-sama in her momentarily confusion, started making poses.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Aaaaaaand Srsly, Este-Sama thank you for being so considerate to us, the cliffhanger complaining bitches, I kowtow three times in respect and to show this lowly one’s heartfelt gratitude🙇🏻‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇🏼‍♀️😊

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      1. Hmmm…School what school. 😲 I have long bombed, burned and destroyed that sort of place for over a hundred times…well at least in my dreams I was once a terrorist that targets law schools, an arson and a level 100 earthquake.🌚 jokes aside I got a new cracked on the screen of my phone and has changed my phone case for this semester twice!!. Hurray. Injustice. 😂😂😂😂😞 oh well tyranny runs here so😒 How about yours Este?✨✨✨✨

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  16. No doubt Angelic Yukino was hoping for a love connection for Reika x Enjou, making her his real sister :P… I really want an Enjou PoV even little Yukino will suffice! Give it to us please! soon! boo hoo…

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  17. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Surprised and slightly disappointed that there’s no mooncake picture..
    But somehow glad cause it’s too late into the night for eating food..

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    1. *after umekawa decided to go home*
      [In front of Suiran’s gate]
      Reika’s fanclub member A: “i’ll buy a copy of those photo you just took!”
      Member B: “i’ll take 5!”
      Member C: “i’ll take 10!”
      Fan club President: “i’ll buy the whole camera!”

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  18. i just realized… i kinda don’t care who reika-sama ends up with… reika is like the deus ex machina of the story (usually are the op characters that can greatly affect/progress change whenever she appears in the scene)
    but then again… ends up smack in the middle of the plot and getting dragged/ stumbling upon trouble whenever it’s lacking :D

    thanks for the update !!!

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    1. She would not love him of her own volition but may lay victim to the insidious plots of the little angel and Enjou himself so you never know for sure. But that bitch is sure like Sakura chan, a devil in sheeps clothes >:c

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  19. Thanks for the new chapter! Lol! Nice to see that the Student Council President is willing to help Reika and reveals he probably doesn’t hate her as much as she things. Had to break out laughing at banning the fan though. XD
    New character emerges and Yukino hates or fears her it seems. Just what did she do to make Yukino tense up like that. >_<

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  20. “You’re naive if you think this is his worst. Shall I show you the Bea-tan role-playing emails? Ah, but if I showed you those you’d probably be wary in a different way, and try and convince me to break it off anyway.”
    So even she acknowledges that the boy ain’t right huh…

    ALSO damn Enjou’s girl just declared WAR on Reika with that smile and arm grab.

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  21. Thanks to Sakura, I will never trust any cute sweet girl character like that. Plus Yukino didn’t like her and that’s enough reason for me to get her in the blacklist.

    But…why Reika should concern herself with that girl (or your Enjou-sama), birdbrain? She have wonderful friends, faithful followers that will abide all of her will, and trusted fan that will protect her from any harm.

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    1. Quoting fabulous Ved-sama’s words:

      “I actually think that Bird Brain’s jealousy is actually indicative that something is going on there — not the opposite. He doesn’t hang with Reika’s clique, he hangs in Enjou’s. She’s not sending any signals or modifying her behavior with respect to Enjou. So where is he getting the idea that Reika is romantically interested in Enjou?”

      Me: There is something going on in Enjou’s side, which gives hints into his thoughts on Reika. Oh, and that last pharagraph reeks of Denial, even for Reika…

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      1. Maybe. Remind me again about that class rep POV chapter. He said “someone” smile when “he” see Reika. I assume that’s Enjou since it’s impossible for Kaburagi. And maybe (again) it happen more than just once and with more witness.

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  22. Even though many said EnjouxReika ship is sinking, I thought of this the otger way. There is a lot foreshadowing that made it seem like Enjou like Reika in Class President’s and Tsugumi’s POV. And Yukino not liking Yuiko and tried to push Enjou to Reika just made me seemed all the more confident that this ship will sail!

    Don’t lose faith my fellow shippers!!

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    1. What doesn’t kill you make you stronger 😤 I hope this indicates progress in the future~

      I declare my loyalty for this ship!
      If it goes down, I shall go down too!

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      1. If it goes down, we shall go down together! T^T

        Enjou needs to change Reika’s perspective though, Reika is just too scared/suspicious of him now, but I believe in him! There is nothing that the black belly prince and equally black belly angel couldn’t do together!

        Yes, I am saying that Yukino is actually a black belly character with confidence! (At least I hope so)

        Have faith that we’ll be the one with victory in our grasp fellow comrade! https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/svg/1f624.svg

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    2. Oh I’ve been sitting on this big ass paragraph of quotations and links.

      After compiling everything in one place, I have two conclusions:
      1) Enjou is actually Reika’s type. She’s just unaware of this.
      2) Enjou does like her, she just hasn’t reciprocated because she’s afraid of him and assumes he’s always scheming to use her or just maliciously inconvenience her.

      You ready? Here goes.

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      1. If it’s just the faces, I was in Team Enjou.

        [Ved’s commentary: Reika has got physical preferences.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/reika-sama-006/
        ===
        My sister’s reactions are really too interesting.

        Because she looked foolish with her mouth hanging open like a haniwa statue, I couldn’t help but laugh.
        The next time she turns into a haniwa statue, maybe I’ll try throwing candy into her mouth.

        I was telling the truth about her looking upwards to the right, but there’s actually another habit that she doesn’t even notice herself.
        When my sister tries to bluff through something with a smile, her dimples twitch.
        It’s something I’ve noticed because we’ve been spending more time together recently.
        I’m pretty sure she has no idea herself.
        But I’m not going to tell her.
        It’s more interesting this way.
        [sic]
        She looked like an idiot being drenched by the waves, and was quite funny.
        When I apologised for not noticing, she told me that the wave was the bad one, not me.
        It really is true, what they say about stupid kids being cuter…

        [Ved’s commentary: Takateru derives sadistic pleasure out of calling Reika’s bluffs and playing pranks on her. Enjou will also derive sadistic pleasure out of calling Reika’s bluffs and playing pranks on her.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/reika-sama-011-kisshouin-takateru/
        ===
        I stared at Akizawa-kun next to me.

        “Eh-? What?”

        Akizawa-kun is a nice kid too, isn’t he.
        At cram school he’ll talk to me without reserve, and I get the feeling that I’m more myself around him than when I’m with any of the girls at school.
        And the other day when I was going home, he opened the door for me. He’s a gentleman.
        His face and brown hair remind me of a squirrel, so he’s cute.

        “Um, Kisshouin-san? Did I do something?”

        “No, nothing of the sort.”

        I smiled to blow things over.

        Akizawa-kun is a kind and very good kid, but for some reason I can only think of him as a ‘good friend’.

        [Ved’s commentary: Reika wants somebody gentlemanly, who she can be herself around. Although Akizawa is those things, he’s also cute like a squirrel. And that’s just too tame for Reika.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/reika-sama-015/
        ===
        Enjou clapped his hands together as he entered the class.

        “Katsuragi, could you perhaps cause a little less trouble for Reika-san? Just hurry up and fix your event entries already.”

        Apparently the naughty kid was acquainted with Enjou, and immediately turned obedient.
        Even the noisy class instantly began to behave, and the girls were entranced by Enjou’s show of leadership.

        [Ved’s commentary: This is the first time we are introduced to Katsuragi. Some of you might better recognize him as “Bird Brain Boy.” He admires Enjou and is obedient to him. He’ll be important later.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/reika-sama-02%EF%BC%97/
        ===
        My friend, Kisshouin Takateru, is a pretty splendid guy.
        To begin with, he rarely gets angry.
        I’ve almost never seen him get emotional, and he basically treats everybody politely.
        In the archery club he’s captain too, and all the underclassmen rely on him.
        His results are always in the high ranks, but he’s never shown off about this.

        He almost seems like a human with no flaws, but he’s actually pretty black-hearted, and he uses his gentle-looking smile to get people to do what he wants.
        At a glance he looks like a kind person who’ll accept everyone, but the number of people he actually let’s down his guard around are pretty few.
        But at heart, he’s a straight-forward guy. Somehow or other, he’s just good at taking care of others. For people he considers friends, he definitely won’t ever betray them. It’s these parts of him that I like.

        [Ved’s commentary: Imari gives a pretty detailed description of Reika’s brother. It’s also a nearly perfect description of Enjou.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/reika-sama-029/
        ===
        My ideal is a calm, dreamy, gentle person who’ll laugh and forgive my selfishness.
        [sic]
        And so, in that sense, a logical and gentle person is best, hey?
        Where can I find my ideal man, I wonder~
        Huh?
        Isn’t he sitting at my house studying for his exams?

        What do I do. Could it be that I really am a brocon…?

        [Ved’s commentary: Reika again tells us that she wants somebody who is like her brother.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/reika-sama-034/
        ===
        “I do. I too have never thought of Akizawa-kun as more than a friend, after all.”

        But he is a really good person. And he’s kind too.
        But he’s not really the type that gets my heart pumping, hey?
        Thinking about it, he’s actually pretty close to my ideal, so I wonder why. I’m sure it’s the difference between ideals and reality huh?

        [Ved’s commentary: Reika reassures Sakura that she’s not interested in Akizawa. Although he’s otherwise her ideal type, he’s still lacking that special something to get her excited.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/reika-sama-035/
        ===
        “But I have to say, *he* observes her quite a bit too. During the bird poop incident, he was smiling away.”

        [Ved’s commentary: Class rep tells the audience that an unnamed boy watches Reika “quite a bit” and finds her clumsiness worth smiling about. This boy is probably Enjou, given his sadistic character and the “Deer Girl” nickname he once teased Reika with.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/reika-sama-070-class-rep-monk-boy/
        ===
        Although, when I talked to the class rep from Class 5, he told me,

        “She’s just a funny person.”

        Even Enjou-kun said,

        “Kisshouin-san is a fun person,”

        so maybe I should start looking at her without preconceptions.

        [Ved’s commentary: Monk-boy solicits both the Class Rep and Enjou for their opinion of Reika. This is the first time we learn of Enjou’s positive opinion of Reika.]
        ===
        She also told me that the 1st Year who got beaten up in the cavalry battle started having these weird feelings of rivalry with me. Why?

        “People say that Katsuragi-kun is an idiot, so please be careful,” she warned.

        I’m surrounded by idiots, aren’t I~ From Kaburagi to Katsuragi. Even their names are similar. Life is hard.

        Later on when I walked past that idiot first year, he suddenly declared,

        “The likes of you aren’t suitable for Enjou-san!”

        The rantings of an idiot are too crazy for me to understand.

        [Ved’s commentary: One of Reika’s informants tells her about how Katsuragi is jealous of Reika. He covets Enjou’s attentions and resents Reika for having it.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/reika-sama-072/
        ===
        I walked away with a HO HO HO! when I heard the idiot call out,

        “A bitch like you will never be worthy of Enjou-san!”

        [Ved’s commentary: Same as above. Katsuragi doesn’t understand why this “violent woman” gets more positive attention from Enjou than him. Reika notices his jealousy, but doesn’t believe that Enjou is interested in her in that way.]
        https://oniichanyamete.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/reika-sama-078/
        ===
        Closing remarks:
        There’s more stuff than this, but they’re mostly redundant or obvious. The only other noteworthy remark is that Enjou’s opinion of Reika improved even more once she started doting on Yukino.
        There is no escape from the author-ship. Reika is doomed.

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        1. Wow, after reading all of your compilations, it just made me all the more confident with this ship! I just hope author is not just trolling with us T-T

          Then again we won’t see any progress for another hundred chapters, I guess.

          Author-sama, please have mercy on us! T-T

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          1. It also occurred to me that Enjou gives a lot of gifts to Reika. So far, there’s the suicide cookies, Kaburagi’s personal piano playing, the firefly and the latte art bunny. I think it’s easy to pass them off as being insincere or when, really, he just has an eccentric idea of what constitutes a good personal gift.

            He has the tendency of being cavalierly lazy and manipulative. Rather than actually play the piano himself for Reika, he gets Kaburagi to do it. And he offhandedly buys cookies for Reika at a series of unfortunate locations without giving it any deeper thought. He doesn’t like working hard when he get get others to work hard for him. They’re,rather low-effort attempts to do something nice for Reika.

            I think the firefly and latte art were his way of including Reika in on an in-joke or shared experience. I think he meant them to be more playful than insulting. Although it’s also probable he just likes insult humor a tad too much.

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        2. wow Ved, that is one comprehensive compilation. I went back and have been rereading everything with my Shuusuke x Reika shipper glasses on. haha But I agree with you on all of the above. Especially with the description of Takateru being exactly like Enjou Shuusuke. =D Now if only Reika would NOTICE! *sighhh*

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  23. — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    lol. Enjou, huh, I wonder why I haven’t at all considered him as a possible love interest of Reika-sama, hmmm… I just can’t ~_~.

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  24. I still think that Yukino-chan is probably wicked, but… I don’t like that girl. It’s probably part of Yukino-chan’s wicked beguilement that I still am on his side even when I know he’s evil. …. yep *nods*

    I mourn the loss of the fan with my entire being.

    Thank you very much for all your hard work!!!!

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  25. All this fuss reminded me of Reika’s wanting of childhood love.

    Just reread chapter 25, and all this sudden appearance makes me recall the journey of Takumi-Sakurako relationship after Reika’s appearance in their world lol. Like, Reika is one of the catalysts for Takumi-Sakurako relationship (before Dite stacked on additional effect lol). She did pointed out Sakura’s feelings for him and I think this small gesture made him conscious of Sakura in that way (negated his unconscious taking of Sakura as little sister figure).

    And if you reread the chapter like me, you’ll recall that Takumi is the ‘cliche oblivious childhood friend’ which if you try to draw a comparison, and wonder if Enjou actually have feelings (all those possible gestures of affections) towards Reika, makes Reika the ‘cliche oblivious childhood friend’ in this scene (childhood friend is cannon, based on some spoiler excerpts I found on twitter, apparently) 😍.

    Yuiko can serve as the villainess in this scene, please.

    I think I’m drunk right now. Irritated af. I want to read all of the story in one go…I guess I shall focus on RL for now and stack up chapters for now. Thanks Este-sama. I really love this site and your translations.

    Even though I stray sometimes, my loyalty lies on your existence!

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  26. “Who the hell was that!?”

    OMG lol I laughed so hard reading this line for some reason, it’s just really funny imagining these as the English subtitles to a scene of some ojou-samas completely losing their shit after a moment of collective silence as the Enjou co. exit the premises

    Great Japanese and great English as usual, Este!!!

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  27. I really wonder why Yukino-kun seems to find Katsuragi and Yuiko so distasteful! I mean, I understand if Reika finds them distasteful, but I think it would take a lot to get on his bad side, wouldn’t it?

    What if it’s a reason like “that woman’s name is too close to mine…” xD

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    1. I really want to see all of Reika’s friends gathered together in one place for Suiran to gawk at. They’re such colourful personalities…I wonder what Oniisama would make of the Bea-tan role play emails.

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  28. I started reading this story over this past weekend and it’s been so much fun!! I love Reika so much. What finally got me commenting though is that, out of all the hilarious situations thus far, I just had to check if anyone picked up on Reika’s comment about the the guys’ tea orders reflecting their personalities.

    Specifically, how Enjou ordered chrysanthemum tea. Isn’t she just calling him an asshole…. lmao!
    Thank you so very much for your translations.

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