Reika-sama – 191

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At lunch on Saturday I went to Wakaba-chan’s house.

Today I was going to learn to make chocolat au fondant with her.

“It’s soooo cold! I think it’s gunna snow soon! Your nose is all red, Kisshouin-san. Are you going to be okay?”

“Yes. And the sky is all grey so you may be right.”

Today Wakaba-chan had come to meet me at the station.

“I have to apologise again for taking up so much of your free time.”

“It’s fiiine, I said. The only other thing I have is my part-time job after all!”

Wakaba-chan worked lunchtimes at a family restaurant, weekends only.

“You only just came back from work today, no? I hope you did not rush on my account.”

“No, no, I always head straight home after changing so don’t worry about it. Aren’t you way busier than I am?”

“Not at all…”

All I had on these days were extracurricular lessons every fortnight, and cooking lessons with Akimi-san.

When Yukino-kun’s birthday party was over I phoned her and told her how much everyone liked it.

Having been worried about it like she was the one being judged, she finally let out a sigh of relief to hear that.

I suppose she was though.

Not only were the Enjou family and all their guests going to taste her cooking, but my parents had told her ‘this could make or break our daughter’s reputation’ so it must have been quite some pressure.

I really did feel bad about it.

What would I do if she stopped teaching me because I was such a troublesome student?

Don’t abandon me, Akimi-san!

“It must be rough working part-time. Do you ever get a break?”

“I take time off work before exams.”

“Try not to let the school know.”

“Ah, about that. I actually got permission!”

“Permission? To work?”

“Yeah! Remember how you told me that we weren’t allowed to work? Well, since I work in the kitchen I didn’t think it was going to be a problem, but just to be safe I talked to Mizusaki-kun about it.”


“Yeah. I thought that the Student Council President was the best one to speak to about these things. He was all like, ‘What the hell are you doing!?’ and got reaaally mad at me. ‘Don’t you understand that you could lose your scholarship over this!?’ He was right, of course, and I had a long hard think about it.”

Wakaba-chan hung her head in remorse.

“But then Mizusaki-kun went and obtained permission for me. We said it was to pay for school fees and supplies and somehow got them to agree. Since I was already receiving a scholarship I wasn’t sure if it’d work but thank goodness it did!”

“Good for you.”

“Yeah! I’m so thankful to Mizusaki-kun!” she smiled.

Apparently she thought pretty well of Fellow Stalking Horse.

Just the fact that she discussed it with him meant that she trusted him.

On the one hand, Fellow Stalking Horse who was reliable and dependable.

On the other hand, the Emperor who brought nothing but trouble.

Wow. You’re in trouble, Kaburagi.

“Now I don’t have to worry even if someone realises! I have to thank you too, Kisshouin-san.”

“I do not recall doing anything.”

“That’s not true. I wouldn’t have realised it if you hadn’t told me. Lots of my friends secretly worked during middle school, and a lot of them still did it in high school so I hadn’t paid it much thought.”

“I see. Plenty of people do work in high school.”

“Yeah. Ah, but I’m surprised you knew that, Kisshouin-san. It’s hard to imagine part-time work occurring to anyone from Zui’ran.”

“Ahh~ Well…”

In my old life, I used to work part-time a lot as welll.

Whenever there was something I wanted and there wasn’t enough money from my parents, for example.

But I guess the idea of working part-time would be a really foreign concept to the girls at Zui’ran.

You’d expect them to say something like, “Goodness! What is this ‘par time work’ you speak of?”

I had better change the topic before I outed myself.

“By the way, Kaburagi-sama ordered a birthday cake from your place, no?”

“Ooh, how’d you know? He did. I was working that day too, so I couldn’t come home until 2. So to avoid talking about part-time I just told him that I wouldn’t be at home until 2:30 only for him to say that was when he’d come.”

That guy!

He actually came late just so he could see Wakaba-chan!

He totally used Yukino-kun’s birthday as an excuse to go see her!

To begin with, who even asked him to pick it up personally?

Using an angel as a pretext to advance his love…

What a guy!

“It was for Enjou-kun’s little brother, wasn’t it? Since his name had ‘yuki(snow)’ in it so he told me he wanted a Swiss meringue snowman.”

“It was very cute.”

“You went to his birthday party? How was it? I hope his little brother enjoyed it.”

“The snowman was so cute that he couldn’t bear to eat it. As for the cake itself, all the children loved it.”

“I see! Thank goodness. I’m a little relieved, you know. I wasn’t sure if rich kids would enjoy it… Hehe.”

“Your otousama’s cakes are delicious, so you should have a little more confidence.”

“Thank you!”

“…And you just called him -kun, no?”


‘Oh damn!’ said her expression.

Sorry I couldn’t ignore this.

“Ummmm~ Since I was talking to Kaburagi-kun that way, Enjou-kun told me to use -kun as well…”

“I see… Try to be more careful at school, please.”


If she seemed close with both of them, life was going to get a lot harder for her.

And I was a little surprised.

I had no idea when Enjou became close to Wakaba-chan.

“My siblings are at home today so it might be a bit noisy. Okay, come in.”

“Please excuse me.”

“I’m home!” she said energetically as she opened the door.

“Welcome back! Ah! You’re with the Cornet!”

“Welcome home, Oneechan~ Welcome, Cor-chan.”

“Welcome home~”

Standing in her living room were Kanta-kun, as well as the twin brother and sister in Year 5.

“Oi! I told you not to call her that! Her name is Kisshouin-san!” she quickly scolded them, but apparently everyone in her family already thought of me as Cornet.

That was what they probably called me in private, wasn’t it.

“Sorry, Kisshouin-san~”

“No need to worry.”

Kanta-kun who wasn’t fazed at all said,

“Hey, Cornet. You better not do anything stupid today!”

I already know that.

He got so angry last time.

“You must be cold, Kisshouin-san,” said Wakaba-chan. “Let me get you something warm to drink.”

“Thank you.”

That was when her mum slipped out from the storefront.

“Welcome, Co-, Kisshouin-san.”

“Thank you for having me,” I bowed.

“My goodness, you’re a polite one. That’s an ojousama from Zui’ran for you.”

“She’s the ‘Ohoho Cornet Girl’ after all.”


Wakaba-chan brought a vicious fist down onto his head.

‘The Ohoho Cornet Girl’…

Even I couldn’t let that one go.

Get him good, Wakaba-chan.

“Umm, this is some konpeitoh. Please take it.”

“Gosh! Thank you as always. You really don’t have to keep bringing things. We’re not some fancy family,” said her mum.

“I told you last time you didn’t have to worry about this!” scolded Wakaba-chan. “Geez, now we feel bad instead!”

“I know. This is just something I brought from home. Please excuse me for giving you something that was just lying around.”

“Not at all!” her mum exclaimed. “Well in that case we’ll accept it. Come empty handed next time, okay?”


Maybe it was ingrained in me now, but it was really hard showing up without a gift.

Still, this time I managed to keep it to some souvenirs I had from Kyoto over New Year’s.

“Oh right. Kisshouin-san, how about I roast some mochi for you?” her mum suddenly asked. “Okay? We can make kinakomochi, agemochi… It’s yummy, you know? What kind do you prefer?”

“Mochi? Then I suppose I am particular to isobeyaki…”

“I see. Then I’ll cook some up for you. The truth is we’ve got a lot of mochi from New Year’s left over. Wakaba, you still haven’t had lunch, right? Help us eat some.”


“We’ll have some too!” said Kanta-kun.

Her mum went into the kitchen with the kids.

“Your family eats rectangular mochi, I see.”

“Yep. Doesn’t yours, Kisshouin-san?”

“No, we do, but my mother’s maiden family lives in Kyoto, and over there they eat the round ones.”

“Round ones? Round mochi?” asked Kanta-kun.

“Yes. Also the mochi they put in their ozouni is not roasted, but boiled. And instead of osumashi soup, they use something with a shiromiso base.”

“Eh!? That doesn’t sound like ozouni at all then!” he said.

“I suppose not.”

When I was first served it in Kyoto I was like, ‘Eh!?’

I lived in Tokyo in my old life, so I was really used to the way we did things.

The world of cuisine was deep and profound, wasn’t it.

“Is there anything I can help with?” I asked.

“It’s fine. You can go choose which toppings you want, though.”


It was mochi.

Wasn’t it pretty much just seaweed, kinako dust, and red bean soup?

“I’ll go with cod roe and cheese!” he said.

“Cod roe and cheese?”

You could even make mochi like that!?

Wasn’t this the best opportunity to express my creativity then!?

“Stay out of the kitchen, Cornet.”

Kanta-kun had very little faith in me, it seemed.

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76 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 191”

      1. They’re probably referring to how Wakaba’s mother said “Welcome, Co-, Kisshouin-san”. Implying that while her manners held her back from calling Reika Cornet to her face unlike her miscreant sons, the slip-up is most likely a result of her being used to calling Reika that nickname behind closed doors (lol) Kanta’s poor influence, I bet ¬_¬

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      1. An easy way to a persons heart is thru his stomach…

        *slowly takes off shiny reinjou glasses*


        *Puts back on*

        I’ll make him as a side-chick then

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  1. Wakaba-chan’s fists of vengeance. … XD XD XD I laughed so much.

    Ohoho-sama XD

    The mom slipped XD


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  2. The ohoho cornet girl.. ouch. I don’t think she’s laughed like that in front of them so Wakaba must be telling stories..

    ‘Stay out of the kitchen, cornet.’ Wrekt

    Mmmm, food sounds gooood!

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  3. “Ohoho Cornet Girl” damn it😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Aaah~ my cheecks hurt, and then when Wakaba’s mom almost slip I almost chortled to death 😂 but with things are isn’t Kimidol and Wakaba’s Harem progressing just right even without Reika-sama? It would just be scary if all of a sudden there’s gonna be “judgement day” when she didn’t do shit to her🌚 but it’s like ‘oh well let’s just all put the blame on the ohoho Cornet girl’

    But stiiil I ship Stalking Horse and Wakaba sooo bad!! (Well second only to WakaRe😆) and lol Kanta-kun, Be thankful your Wakaba’s brother or you might have been punished like Gorgon guy 🙈😂😂😂😂😂 thanks for the chapter!!!!

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  4. Be proud of your dish, Akimi. You didn’t let a certain “helper” screw it up.

    Woah, Student Counsel President stepped his game up. Guess he’s still ahead despite all of Bakaburagi’s efforts. Of course, Reika is winning (I mean, she already cleared the in-law test), but still… if he wasn’t such a pain, I’d probably feel sorry for the twit. Or not.

    “Ohoho Cornet Girl!?” Th-this family. Let’s hope Reika’s followers never find out~

    I can’t decide if Kanta should be called sensei or sis, I mean, brother-in-law…

    Thanks so much for the fun release! Great for a snowy day. Mmmm, roasted mochi~ ^///^

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    1. Honestly, Reika should just enjoy the humor of it up and “Ohohoho” it up on a regular basis.
      You are literally an anime archetype. Have fun with it.

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  5. Why does Reiki keep raising flags with the younger generation? Is she secretly a crouger? My my. First Yukino, now Kanta. At least the wakaba family loves Reiki (they even gave her a code name for when they talk about her, although it defeats the purpose since they referred to her in her code name in person . Lol)
    Many thanksss

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    1. I understand that it is the nature of fandom to construct ships on an arbitrary basis from pieces of driftwood and flotsam. And I’ve been known to engage in such shipbuilding if only because I find the act of putting together horridly leaky clunkers to be funny.

      But still, I don’t that ship can hold a cougar. It’s too avante garde, even for me.

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    1. That organization has many outstanding members you know! Also people vying to work on Reikanami Control Department.

      We have Onii-sama The President/Secret Founder, Enjou brothers, Gorgon sisters, her avid followers, Mizusaki and more!

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  6. Wasn’t this the best opportunity to express my creativity then!?

    “Stay out of the kitchen, Cornet.”

    Darn you! I’m home with a stomach ache today. I was laughing while gasping in pain when I read this. Worth it, though.

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  7. Thank you for always making our day and think of us i know this takes time so thank you🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️


  8. I’m putting my hopes in Stalking Horse-kun. Bakaburagi brings nothing but trouble (that rich kid doesn’t get it!)

    And yeah, I don’t have any faith in Reika too, when it comes to cooking. (I highly doubt she would ever improve, cuz of her ‘creativity’)

    Yeah, stay out of the kitchen, Cornet!!

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  9. Reika 100% belongs here. She can act as an ojou-sama, but she can still show her true colors lol.
    Kanta-kuuunnn! He’s the tsukkomi character to represent us all, guys!!!

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  10. — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    Honestly though, I like cornets, lol.
    And when I do think about the hairstyle of Reika-sama, it does fit for rich girls, right? I mean, if it’s on an average family girl then I doubt it will fit xD! if it does then there probably is some extra background information for it, lol.

    —- I’m getting really worried about Wakaba, I mean, she’s not that aware about boy-girl relationship, really not aware, lol. And the boys that she’s getting involved with are trouble-inducing one’s. Wakaba, good luck!! fight!

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  11. thnx for the chapter

    i dont uderstand why someone feel bad for some gifts, cant they see her goodwill?

    and cornet is still better that the way masaya used to call her, at least the kids call her cor-chan lol

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    1. it’s an asian thing. you bring a gift (usually a consummable) to the person’s house you are visiting. it’s a standard expected socially polite thing. however, when u are super close friends/family, you are allowed to come over and visit casually with no gift in hand and no one will be offended. Wakaba’s family insisting that Reika stop bringing gifts is a sign of how much they have accepted her as one of their close circle. But if Reika keeps bringing gifts, it’s a sign that she doesn’t see it that way. Hence why it makes it awkward for the Takamichi’s.

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      1. but on the flip-side, Reika probably finds it hard to break her habit of bringing gifts only because she’s used to expecting critical scrutiny of her family (more specifically how they raised her wrong) if she doesn’t bring a gift on a visit to someone’s house. and, yes, that is literally what happens in asian circles when someone gets offended that the guest didn’t bring a gift – the guest’s parents get blamed for bringing him/her up badly and not teaching their child good manners.

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  12. C-Cornet… For Reika-sama to be referred to like that… I’m getting second degree shock just hearing it.

    Am I the only one who’s curious as to what she would’ve chose as toppings? LOL

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  13. I’m imagining Enjou and Wakaba conversing about Reika behind her back.

    “So. I received this anonymous guidance letter.”

    “It’s Kisshouin’s. I can smell her from it.”


    I mean, I can see how Enjou enjoys (lol) talking with sensible and smart person like Wakaba. Her laid-back attitude must have a different kind of charm than Reika’s, on him – compared to other females that spoke to him with either hidden motives or simply are grovelling bootlickers.

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  14. ‘The Ohoho Cornet Girl’…yeah, Wakaba must’ve told them the story of Reika bringing down the 3 sports leaders. Reika never went into ‘ohoho’ mode when with Wakaba’s family.

    I love chapters that have Reika and Wakaba together, they’re always so funny and fluffy.

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  15. Oh my!.. It seems like I’ve finally read through all the chapters. And to think I’ve started reading just to waste time before sleep!..
    Anyways, thank you for your translation!

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  16. Oh no. What is this flag I’m seeing.

    Also feel this Yurie girl is going to cause a fuss,,,,, she keeps nonchalanly appearing and like…. it foreshadows something.
    And then….. I am seeing the Enjou flag, … I kinda like it. THey do in fact get along. And Reika is the only girl he can tease Masaya with LMAO

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      1. Too many “y” names are the problem. My lovable Onii-sama. And they all happen to be female and love interests. If Yukino wasn’t boy. I swear he would be in the midst of this confusion as well. And plus since Yurie is kind of out now, this new Y girl, just reminds everyone of Yurie lol. Namewise haha


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