Reika-sama – 216

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By the way, did you know that the name of the school that Reika attends is actually read as Zui’ran?

Due to historical reasons I ended up imitating this one facet of the first translator’s translation. Originally I was translating a few teasers like 70 chapters down from where he was translating, and for that reason took ‘Zui’ran’ as the translation.

This was despite ignoring all his other unique takes on translating names, which bothered me a lot more. (Enzo, Kishouin etc.)

When I began re-translating the series as a whole, I stuck to Zui’ran, figuring that it was already a point of familiarity, and by the time I reconsidered, I was already like 40~50 chapters in.

Recently, however, I went back and made edits to a large amount of Tilea’s Worries chapters, so it’s probably not as big a deal as I’m thinking.

If you’d like me to use the proper translation of the name (and replace it in all previous chapters), say so down in the comments. If you’d prefer Zui’ran just out of familiarity, please also let me know in the comments below. It doesn’t bother me either way, personally.


The Kaburagi Masaya from ‘You Are My Dolce’ was absolutely not this ridiculous emperor…

Handsome and sharp, they called him the Emperor of Zui’ran, and despite having a cold and unapproachable exterior, when it came to romance he was passionate and overbearing, earnest in the pursuit of the girl that he liked, even if he was a little clumsy at times.

Sometimes he didn’t use enough words to clarify, which turned into misunderstandings, but those few moments of incompetence stirred up the maternal instincts in the readers.

Particularly heart-pounding was that scene by the ocean, alight with sea sparkles, where he held out his hand and said,

“I’m sorry.”

Waah~!

Anyway, he was basically all the attributes that young maidens found charming, rolled up into a single character.

And yet…

The Kaburagi Masaya I knew in reality was, yes, still handsome and sharp, and still called the Emperor of Zui’ran. And yes, I was not arguing that he had a cold and unapproachable exterior.

But the inside.

His mind was on the level of a primary schooler, unable to read the mood, and with a tendency towards stalking. The type of loser who would hand-make an accessory and then engrave their initials into it despite not even dating the girl or even securing her love.

This was just cruel.

Give me back the excitement from my previous life.

And the nickname ‘Emperor’ was supposed to be because he had the bearing and charisma of a ruler.

It wasn’t supposed to be because he was the Napoleon of children’s cavalry battle!

Unlike this laughingstock, the Emperor from the manga was dignified.

The difference was just too much…

Although I could admit that he did a good job of hiding it.

I had even begun to suspect that most people thought of him as the same sort of person as his manga counterpart.

Even Wakaba-chan said that he was mature.

Of course, his true self was that, though…

Life sure was convenient for hot guys!

Well, not that I really cared.

He could fail at romance as much as he wanted so long as he did it out of my sight.

The problem was that now that I did know, it was only a matter of time before he made me bawl out of pity.

Why did I have to ask her about that necklace…?

It would have been better not to know.

Anyhow, ignorant of my inner thoughts, Kaburagi continued brainstorming his next plan for a present.

“I don’t know what women want,” he said helpfully. “What do you think they want?”

I was sitting in my usual spot in the salon when he had come over for another consultation.

Since by all appearances he was discussing something serious with me, everyone around us had given us space out of consideration. As long as there was no shouting, we wouldn’t be overheard.

“Your best bet are consumables or perishables,” I told him without hesitation.

Things like flowers or food were good because the receiving end didn’t have to think too hard about it.

Actually, food was really good.

You just ate it, and it was gone.

Perishables!? No way. I want to leave behind some proof of my feelings. Something that she can always keep near, so that she can always keep my heart near.”

The man with the heart of a stalker, ladies and gentlemen.

Every one of his ideas gravitated towards heavy crap like that.

But I couldn’t just leave him be either.

If I did, I could almost guarantee that he’d come up with another insane present.

I had to course-correct before it was too late.

“I believe it would be best if you refrained from presents that are too expensive,” I said.

“Why,” he demanded.

“Because in consideration of her personality, she is more liable to feel guilt or discomfort from receiving a present bought with a mountain of your parents’ money. Being the case, would she not be much happier to receive a cheaper present bought with money you earned yourself?” I asked.

I was pretty much certain about that.

All I needed to do was think back to how she reacted when I handed over my expensive uniform, paid with my parents’ money, and without an inkling of how much they cost.

Wakaba-chan loved her parents, and on top of that she already knew how hard it was to make money.

“So you’re telling me to get a job, and buy a present with that?

“Well, I suppose that is what this comes down to.”

Wasn’t it moving to receive a present that somebody worked hard to get you?

Still a bit heavy though…

Especially considering they weren’t even dating…

“I do have some money that I earnt myself, you know.”

“Eh!? Truly!? How?”

That came as a shock.

Zui’ran forbade its students from working part-time after all.

“Mostly investing.”

“Investing… Stock trading, in other words. Hmmm~ Making money through stocks…? Would that count as money you earned yourself, then…? Stocks… Wha-!? Stocks!?

I did a double-take.

“Kaburagi-sama! Are you planning on buying all of our company’s stocks and initiating a hostile takeover!? This is not what we agreed on!” I accused.

“Haah!? Why the hell would I do that!?” he yelled.

The noise caused everyone to glance our way for a moment but I was in no state to care.

Stocks!

Take-over!

Destruction of my family!

I retrieved the oath from my bag.

“Do you dare claim that you do not remember this!?” I demanded.

“Uwah…! Did you seriously go get that laminated!? You’re really creeping me out here…”

Did he really think that I wouldn’t?

With it laminated I’d never have to worry that Kaburagi’s oath would get dirty.

It would never be damaged by rain nor wear now.

But the oath by itself wasn’t enough to reassure me anymore.

Not now that Kaburagi was trading stocks.

“Kaburagi-sama. If you desire my help then I will require another written oath from you. With a proper blood seal this time!”

I had been right. A thumb print would never be enough.

I needed to carve the promise into his body.

Again with the blood seals!? What the fuck is your family up to!?”

“Keep your voice down. What will you do if somebody hears you?”

“Is it fraud!? Don’t tell me you’re connected to the underworld!? Leave me out of this already…”

What the heck?

The company run by the Kisshouin didn’t have a single tie to anything shady.

We were 100% above the board.

“Look, I’m trading in stocks but I’m not making enough to take over any companies, okay…?”

“Truly?”

“Truly. With how little time I get to spend on it between studying, I barely make anything. Just how much money do you think you’d need to buy up the majority share in your family’s company?”

“So you already know exactly how much money is needed to forcefully take over our company then!” I accused, bearing down on him.

“Even if I knew, I wouldn’t and couldn’t!” he defended as he drew his body back.

He had better not be lying.

Lives were depending on this.

There was no place for lies here.

I stared at him a while before he averted his gaze.

“Just how fucked up is this company…?” he muttered.

How rude!

We’re 100% above the board!

But fine.

If he was willing to go that far, then I’d believe him.

For now.

At any rate, I’d be keeping a close eye on him.

It would also be best to confirm with Oniisama that we weren’t in a position to suffer a hostile takeover.

“I understand. I shall believe you. Well then, shall we return to our previous topic?”

“Yeah.”

Kaburagi sighed in relief.

I’m trusting in you, Kaburagi.

“Well then, in regards to the present, you can increase the chances of her accepting your gift by making them easy to accept. Foods, consumables, perishables. Besides, girls love to be given beautiful flowers, or charming little desserts. Leaving that aside, would it not feel like bribing her into dating you if you brought her expensive gifts every time?”

“That is true…” he nodded.

“You should save the expensive gifts for when it counts.”

“Like Christmas. I wonder what happened to the handmade necklace I gave her…”

Wah! Please stop!

Don’t make me remember that!

Your M&W necklace has been given to Wakaba-chan’s little sister.

“…Well, forget about that for now. Ah, that reminds me. I think that that teddybear was a good idea. And the maple syrup from Canada too!”

Wakaba-chan had been pretty pleased with that maple syrup.

I thought it was pretty delicious too~

Could we find it in Japan?

“I see. Hm? How come you know that I gave her maple syrup?” he asked.

Eh!?

Had he never told me!?

Oh no!

“Oh? Did I not hear about it from you? Strange, I recall you telling me…”

I couldn’t let him see my eyes.

They were the window to the soul, after all.

Instead, I pretended to examine the contents of my tea cup.

What, didn’t you know? I’m well versed in tea leaf reading.

This kind of behaviour is totally natural for me.

“I really don’t remember though…” he muttered.

His memory seemed to be stupidly good.

Don’t tell me he remembered everything he ever told anyone?

As Kaburagi seemed to be going through our conversations in his head, I hurriedly interrupted him instead.

“That maple syrup was delicious, no? How was it? Her reaction?”

“…Yeah. She told me it was great when she thanked me,” he said a bit happily. Maybe he was recalling the memory.

“See? That was a splendid brand that you chose!” I praised, hopefully buttering him up.

“It was pretty good. To be honest I wanted to get her something better than just maple syrup, but Shuusuke stopped me. He said that since I had already given that kind of Christmas present, a small souvenir would be just right.”

“My!”

Nice save, Enjou!

“Enjou-sama has been giving you advice as well, then?”

“Sometimes.”

I see.

“In that case would it not be better to seek advice from him rather than me?”

Come to think of it, wasn’t that guy part of the Fulfilling Romance Village?

Kaburagi, that guy definitely has a lot of real experience, so you should go get your advice from him.

“Shuusuke told me that for romance it was better to get a girl’s perspective.”

What did you say!?”

Enjoooouuuuu!

So all of my suffering right now was because of you!

That bastard!

He came up to me commenting about how he’d ‘heard’ that I was Kaburagi’s strategist when he was the mastermind all along!

Baastard schemer!

Where was he right now!?

Don’t tell me he went home!

Kiiih!

“So I was wondering who I could even ask,” continued Kaburagi, “When Iwamuro and Class Rep told me to ask you.”

Aah, Iwamuro-kun, Class Rep…

No, it wasn’t their fault.

The one at fault was Enjou.

“If you wanted a female perspective, why not simply ask Yurie-sama or Aira-sama?”

“Those two are busy thinking about what they want to do in life, you know…”

This is my last year in high school too, you know?

Hmm?

He was looking oddly grumpy.

Could it be that he was sulking because Yurie-sama hadn’t paid more attention to him?

Wakaba-chan, just what part of this guy is ‘normally mature’?

“…Honestly. Those two told me about how your hair was a god of love, but I haven’t seen a difference at all.”

“That is because you lack faith.”

Pray, ye faithless.

I raised my right hand into the Abhaya Mudra for bestowing courage, while my left pointed downwards to form the Varada Mudra of fortune bestowal.

“Allow me to gift you with some advice from the divines. Push not your own preferences, and match the likes of the girl instead. If you do so, your path will surely become clearer.”

“So dodgy…”

Dodgy!?

If that’s the attitude you’re going to take, then forget about any fortune!

Hmph, Kaburagi wasn’t getting a drop of my romantic luck!

“Then in light of your deficits in both comprehension and imagination, allow me to give you something concrete instead. The thing that would make Takamichi-san the happiest is probably a reference book for her studies.”

“Haah!?”

As if preparing for uni entrance exams wasn’t enough, Wakaba-chan was also a scholarship student.

Those reference books were indispensable for her.

Plus, reference books and exercise books were both pretty expensive.

“What a cynical and unromantic present… I really did choose the wrong person.”

Shoulders slumped, Kaburagi walked away.

*

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Kaburagi’s only redeeming factor was his obedience in learning though, so despite his parting words he still did as I said.

He came and told me that Wakaba-chan was overjoyed and thanked him.

And thanks to that, they even ended up agreeing on another visit to the library together.

“You’re pretty good, Kisshouin.”

Apparently I had gained his trust.

I didn’t want it!!!


Sorry for the wait.

Also unrelated, but I really like this chick’s voice!

Also by mecha, do you think she’s saying that she won’t draw robots having sex, or won’t draw robots at all?


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116 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 216”

  1. Reika-sama, you keep digging the hole even deeper, at this pace you’ll end up getting them together!
    On an unrelated note, I prefer Suiran out of familiarity. And I think she means she won’t draw robots at all.
    Many thanks for the translation 5th Holy Sheeprabbit, Kilimanjaro Estelion Sharlulu Asheel Vinchance Celenalia di ef Falufiluu’Luufilaafee (The 35th) da ne!!

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  2. Zuiran, if you don’t mind the work. It might take a bit of getting used to, but since this is pretty much the definitive version for Kenkyo I’d rather it be right. Doesn’t bother me either way though.

    They’re a natural manzai duo, seriously. The image of Reika doing a Buddha pose in the middle of the Pivione lounge is hilarious. That’s not even considering the laminated pact.

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  3. While I wouldn’t be averse to Zuiran because it would be accurate, I prefer Suiran because it sounds more mellow in English. That fits this story better.

    What a fun chapter, but you can’t help feeling sorry for poor Reika.

    I mean, tearing up over a hilarious but just as massive tragedy, giving advice to a thick-headed twit, and actively crushing future death flags while unknowingly looking like a crazy-fool…

    …this chapter covers it all.

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  4. I don’t really mind if it’s Zuiran, since its accurate, but Suiran does sound much nicer 😅😅😅

    Reika, you’re only further cementing the idea of your family being shady as hell by insisting on the blood seals. Bakaburagi’s getting the wrong idea hahahhaa! Yakuza princess Reika-sama

    And Enjou that black bellied bastard left her with all the work and went home LOLOLOLOL. Reika’s screech though (Kiiiiih!)

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  5. I think with mecha, She mean all mechanical and futuristic character. I saw her YT channel and twitter a few months ago and honestly her art lean more toward shojou style, and not suited for mech stuff. But I agree that her music and voice are pretty cool, thoug.

    Anyway thx for the chapter, yamete. Are there still no talk or info about Reika-sama getting her own LN? Many trashy, wish-fulfillment WN out there got their own LN with beautiful art(and some evn got an anime) and yet our beloved Reika-sama still stuck here in the dark without proper Illustration and LN. Wat a shame…

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      1. Maybe making it into the novel will destroy the cozy feeling of this serie? After all novels are prone to changes ‘suggested’ by editors (outside interference) and they try to force long chapters upon books (here we have many chapters of varied lenght). They force upon author horrendous deadlines. We can suffer visual and auditory pains if it were to receive trashy interpretation in anime (like ‘Grimgal’ MC had especiaslly sleepy eyes mentioned multiple times.. the manga and anime made him into weak femine type., the convulsions were quite real.. ugh.. or I liked manga Kindgom then it got anime interpretation – I survived only one episode.. srsly..)
        Books tend to ‘open’ and ‘close’ things too..
        ..Reika-sama lives in her free world.

        Personally I rather get more special chapters and some kind of funny short comic stories if anything :o

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  6. I love Reika’s priorities XDD She hears stocks, and instead of staying on the subject, she immediately goes to defense mode. And she CARRIES around the LAMINATED oath with her XDD And even gets insulted when he finds her actions suspicious (ᗒᗜᗕ)՛̵̖

    This is why one should never meet their idols. Let Bakaburagi be a lesson for Reika XDDXDD OMG, he’s so corny~ And such a bad disciple. Such little faith.

    Although, I too am not a fan of being gifted with something non-perishable from the person’s own money when there isn’t a deeper relationship. It leaves the receiver with the obligation of keeping an item they may not want. How troublesome~ Well, I suppose it depends on how cumbersome the item is to keep too.

    (Shipping glasses-ON) Enjou’s gonna get it now~ fufufufu

    Thanks so much for the newest chapter! The name doesn’t bother me too much, personally, unless it later is touched upon story-wise.

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  7. could we discuss about Kaburagi name instead, i think the right way to translate his name is Bakaburagi…
    thank for the chapter
    i bet this is what Bakaragi think : this crazy Kisshouin Empress is a freaking Yakuza’s daughter. Lets just not ever mess with her family business or touch her fathers stock. I don’t want her dump me in Tokyo Bay for just some small investment … No no no, better not do anything angry her, i need to get out of Single Village, i’m too young to die … If she wants me gift Wakaba some boring books so better be it…

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    1. I think she might not draw robot sex or transformers/remote operation mecha but won’t have a problem with sexy prosthetics??

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  8. Well, accuracy aside, surian seems to be a city Iran, while zurian its an european surname.
    Pd: Reika stop, you are giving away your little romance luck to this emperor(lol), save some and get free of your village chief post

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  9. I’m fine either way, but I personally prefer Suiran, it sounds more dignified to me.

    Thanks for the chapter! ^^)/

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  10. Mmm… I’m pretty indifferent to Suiran/Zuiran myself, but if you switched it, I think most people would get used to it quickly. It’s really similar. Was there a rich kid school in another series called Zuiran, though? It feels familiar… because of that, it sounds more classy to me.

    Back to the chapter, I bet Kaburagi’s character is actually similar to the manga. Since it was from Wakaba’s perspective, you just couldn’t see his silliness. I bet she still thinks the Emperor nickname comes from his rule of the school~

    So, does the Pivoine know about the blood seal now? Kali is supposed yo be blood-drenched <3

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  11. Does Bakaragi notice how much antipathy Reika has for him? Are people like Enjou whispering that she likes him? I get the sense it hasn’t occurred to him that she might dislike him. On the other hand asking for blood seems to be great repellant.

    Obviously, no male mecha on male mecha action. Furry BL or fuzzy skin mechanism like Bonta-kun looks to be OK, just not both at once.

    Considering the fact that you fixed all the other names to your satisfaction, you should probably just go with Zuiran.

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  12. I probably prefer Zuiran because now that I know it’s not Suiran I don’t want to keep thinking that the Sui is from the kanji for water even though it’s probably not lol.

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  13. I don’t care as long as you just keep reminding us of all changes for the next few chapters. like for 10 or 20 chapters keep reminding me. it will take some readjustment

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  14. It doesn’t bother me either. It would take some time to get use to it, but … eh. But for your time’s sake Fluffy sama, let’s just keep it as Suiran, :3 unless you’re going through the chapter anyway… then shrug

    About the commission… I think the author won’t draw robots at all. S/he might do android-NSFW stuff, but from the layout I think full robots are out of the picture… Not really sure though :<

    Reika is keeping to her promise of being nicer to Kaburgi. XD She didn't call him dumb this time! Just faithless. Lol
    Many thankss

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

    How dare you question Saint Reika-sama! You’re just a bakaragi!

    Oh and before i forget..
    come, come, a little blood oath wont hurt you~

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  16. Thanks for chapter! Also, about Suiran/Zuiran issue. I think that you shouldn’t change it because I never honestly noticed this until you mentioned it. So unless the author said to change it, you should not.

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  17. Why do I feel like every time Kaburagi follows Reika’s advice, he becomes more of a proxy for Reika? And by the time Wakaba falls in love, she will really be falling in love with a 100% concentrated Reika clone? Not a speck of Kaburagi left!?

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  18. Hm, at this point I definitely prefer Suiran. And Reika-sama… While you were denouncing Bakaragi in your head, his impression of you was also probably dropping with your hostile takeover rant LOL.

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  19. I don’t mind either way. Zuiran or Suiran, I dont mind if Suiran stays or Zuiran

    Reika said Masaya’s love items were heavy. Masaya said Reika’s blood oath contract was heavy.
    You two… Just accept that both of you are creepy in your own way.

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  20. Yeah hes a pitiful person, now kick him up the ass and send him back to that other scum!

    Baka Pov (Hes always hard to do povs for, because hes so open, nothing is hidden, everything he thinks is on his stupid face, so long obvious thoughts exposed from Bakas Pov…)

    “I don’t know what women want,”

    Seriously I have no clue! despite all my efforts with Yurie it ended in failure!.

    “What do you think they want?”
    I had made zero progress in my romantic endeavours, it was extremely vexing… I was convinced that my handcrafted gift that I literally spent weeks making would win her over… what the hell am I missing?

    “Your best bet are consumables or perishables,”
    WTF… Food? are you sure that’s not your own desires Kisshouin? you like food I know that much, that’s all I see you do! She was getting a bit thick in areas as well, I sure as hell wont allow Wakaba to become a glutton like you! Besides, how can that possibly compare to my Necklace… that took so much time and skill… Even my teacher praised my work! I seriously began rethinking my choices in asking for Kisshouins help.

    “Perishables!? No way. I want to leave behind some proof of my feelings. Something that she can always keep near, so that she can always keep my heart near.”

    Why was she giving me such a disgusted look, WTF did I say for her to look at me so! Kisshouins eyes were widening, then glazed over, is that fucking pity I see?

    “I believe it would be best if you refrained from presents that are too expensive,”

    What the hell is wrong with expensive gifts! wouldn’t that show how much she means to me? she is my treasure, of course, I would give her something spectacular and pricey, whats wrong with your head Kisshouin, I’ve noticed you wearing some expensive jewelry! Gifts no doubt that you have happily accepted!

    “Why,” I demanded.

    “Because in consideration of her personality, she is more liable to feel guilt or discomfort from receiving a present bought with a mountain of your parents’ money. Being the case, would she not be much happier to receive a cheaper present bought with money you earned yourself?” she asked.

    Hmm… something in her suggestion appealed to me on a different level, hmm hard work.. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD I WORKED ON THAT NECKLACE WOMAN! arrgh so frustrating, is not my feelings evident in that necklace? do my efforts mean nothing! I suddenly felt depressed, I had never seen Wakaba wear my gift, not even once, I could understand at school, but while at home? wouldn’t she wear it even there?

    “So you’re telling me to get a job, and buy a present with that?”

    I could understand the concept, Kisshouins intent was clear, but I still rebelled against such simplicity… I did work hard! I bled for that necklace!

    “Well, I suppose that is what this comes down to.”

    I examined Kisshouins expression, she seemed to be moved by such an idea, why? why is that so romantic? I don’t get it… its incomparable to the necklace I crafted though!!

    “I do have some money that I earnt myself, you know.”
    “Eh!? Truly!? How?”

    Why did she look so shocked? isn’t it a given that someone of my Caliber would be capable of earning my own money? I’m not some spoilt Ojousama like you who has everything handed to her on a plate! I have some pride in my own ability and independence! Seriously stop looking so incredulous! I have some talent you know!

    “Mostly investing.” I confessed
    “Investing… Stock trading, in other words. Hmmm~ Making money through stocks…? Would that count as money you earned yourself, then…? Stocks… Wha-!? Stocks!?”

    Now shes angry WTF did I do now!

    “Kaburagi-sama! Are you planning on buying all of our company’s stocks and initiating a hostile takeover!? This is not what we agreed on!” She accused.

    OMG, what is her obsession with me and hostile takeovers!! since when have I ever had her family on my radar hellbent on destruction! WTF does she think I am!!!

    “Haah!? Why the hell would I do that!?” I yelled.

    Why the fuck would that thought even cross my mind! I am reminded of that damned contract she made me use my thumb print on, she wanted my blood, I began to question myself, why the hell did I seek advice from this crazy woman!

    “Do you dare claim that you do not remember this!?” She pulled out something and shoved it in my face!

    She seriously keeps it with her!!! OMG what did I get myself into!! her family is fucking shady! this just proves it! she … what the hell is that on the contract! Huh!!?

    “Uwah…! Did you seriously go get that laminated!? You’re really creeping me out here…”

    No seriously, I am fucking creeped out, especially with her demands for a blood offering… what kind of occult shit is she mixed up in! A cold sweat began trickling down my spine, Kisshouin you are on a whole other level of scary… her large brown eyes pierced my soul, making me shudder…

    “Kaburagi-sama. If you desire my help then I will require another written oath from you. With a proper blood seal this time!”

    GUH!! SHE WANTS MY BLOOD AGAIN! I looked towards the exit, seriously the things I put up with for the sake of love, but surely this is too much right?

    “Again with the blood seals!? What the fuck is your family up to!?”

    I was seriously terrified, what kind of magic shit is she into! images of blood rituals begin flooding my mind

    “Keep your voice down. What will you do if somebody hears you?”

    I WANT WITNESSES!! who asks for blood! seriously I need help! someone witness what this crazy woman is saying! Even Charon on the River Styx only asks for a damn coin! but not you Kisshouin! are you perhaps a Vampire? she seriously looks like one though, that pale translucent skin, those damn bewitching eyes that suck you in, that’s what you are a goddamn Vampire! What kind of family is the Kisshouins to raise such a child!!! they are definitely up to no good!

    “Is it fraud!? Don’t tell me you’re connected to the underworld!? Leave me out of this already…”

    My god just to appease her Ill say anything!

    “Look, I’m trading in stocks but I’m not making enough to take over any companies, okay…?”

    “Truly?”

    She tilted her head her large brown eyes wide, staring into the depths of my soul as if finding the source of her distrust in me, what kind of shit do you take me for Kisshouin!!!

    “Truly. With how little time I get to spend on it between studying, I barely make anything. Just how much money do you think you’d need to buy up the majority share in your family’s company?”

    This should completely put her at ease.. hnng! I was wrong!

    “So you already know exactly how much money is needed to forcefully take over our company then!” she accused, bearing down on me.

    Her curls bobbed and clung to her face, she truly looked like one of those demonic dolls on horror movies, her eyes widening again with that damn piercing stare! Is… is she snarling at me? I stare at her lips curling like a dog ready to bite!

    “Even if I knew, I wouldn’t and couldn’t!” I defended as I draw back from her.

    She stared at me a while before I averted my eyes, the pressure was to much, where the hell did she get such a domineering prescence from, to think that I would actually backdown from that glare! WTF is she! those guys are right shes fucking Kali incarnate!
    “Just how fucked up is this company…?” I muttered.

    DId she hear?…

    “I understand. I shall believe you. Well then, shall we return to our previous topic?”

    “Yeah.”

    I sighed in relief.

    She gave me a look that screamed “I’m trusting in you, Kaburagi. but if you fucking betray me…” I just shivered, I seriously shivered… I am the Emperor of Suiran… gah… did I just say that to myself! If I didn’t need your help Kisshouin… just count yourself lucky!

    “Well then, in regards to the present, you can increase the chances of her accepting your gift by making them easy to accept. Foods, consumables, perishables. Besides, girls love to be given beautiful flowers, or charming little desserts. Leaving that aside, would it not feel like bribing her into dating you if you brought her expensive gifts every time?”

    Sometimes she makes sense, her face looks calm and serene once more, as though she never even mentioned a blood sacrifice from me earlier..

    “That is true…” I nodded.

    “You should save the expensive gifts for when it counts.”

    “Like Christmas. I wonder what happened to the handmade necklace I gave her…” I had been wondering about that, I thought she would at least thank me for it… but all she spoke of was that soft toy, I couldnt help but feel depressed again, was it not good?

    WHY THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE PITY CARVED ON YOUR FACE TOWARDS ME!! although… I am feeling rather pitiful.. I suddenly want to be alone to brood… Your eyes are looking a little moist Kisshouin, just what kinds of thoughts entered your head!

    “…Well, forget about that for now. Ah, that reminds me. I think that that teddybear was a good idea. And the maple syrup from Canada too!”
    “I see. Hm? How come you know that I gave her maple syrup?” he asked.

    I dont ever recall telling her about that… maybe I said it in passing? but Im very sure I did not mention anything about that…

    “Oh? Did I not hear about it from you? Strange, I recall you telling me…”
    “I really don’t remember though…” I muttered.

    Talking to Kisshouin, having anything to do with Kisshouin is rotting my brain…. I need to do more mental exercises later to banish this Kisshouin effect… how can I possibly have forgotten this?

    “That maple syrup was delicious, no? How was it? Her reaction?”

    Ahh… Wakaba’s face, her large brown eyes were so bright and happy, her smile, I would give maple syrup to her every day if she would look at me that way again, I feel a bit giddy, she thanked me profusely for that gift, unlike that necklace I made her… what Kisshouin said was right, perishables had more effect than my handcrafted gift ever did, my heart is bleeding right now… and yet… Im happy.

    “…Yeah. She told me it was great when she thanked me,”

    “See? That was a splendid brand that you chose!” She praised my efforts making me feel even better.

    “It was pretty good. To be honest I wanted to get her something better than just maple syrup, but Shuusuke stopped me. He said that since I had already given that kind of Christmas present, a small souvenir would be just right.”

    “My!”
    I need to get more maple syrup… Kisshouin likes it too, so Ill get extra

    “Enjou-sama has been giving you advice as well, then?”

    He gives poor advice Kisshouin, this is partly why I am seeking your help on this..

    “Sometimes.”

    “In that case would it not be better to seek advice from him rather than me?”

    She just looked like she wanted to palm me off on to Shuuske… we signed a contract dammit!!! don’t shirk your responsibilities!

    “Shuusuke told me that for romance it was better to get a girl’s perspective.”

    Suddenly the temperature in the room dropped a few degrees, what the fuck is that… goosebumps were crawling around my skin as the hairs on my arms stood up…

    “What did you say!?” Why is her voice so cold and that damn ominous aura rising up from her… WTF did I do now!!

    “So I was wondering who I could even ask,” I continued suppressing the urge to shiver, “When Iwamuro and Class Rep told me to ask you.”

    “If you wanted a female perspective, why not simply ask Yurie-sama or Aira-sama?”
    I was shocked… how could I ask the one I once loved on romantic advice! Think Kisshouin!!! besides… they have little time to spend with me lately…

    “Those two are busy thinking about what they want to do in life, you know…”
    Reflecting on my past efforts, all the work I had done to gain Yuries approval sure soured my mood, my failings were doubling up! gah! Failure is not permitted! I will drain every ounce of Romantic expertise out of you Kisshouin! be prepared!

    Now that Yurie has moved forward in life I cant help but feel a little neglected… she was a huge part of my life, after all, thinking about it further doused the happiness I felt earlier.

    “…Honestly. Those two told me about how your hair was a god of love, but I haven’t seen a difference at all.”

    I felt sullen, pointing out that the advice she is giving has borne no fruits

    “That is because you lack faith.”

    What the hell, does she think shes some kind of Deity with that damn pose! your right Kisshouin! you are Kali through and through!

    “Allow me to gift you with some advice from the divines. Push not your own preferences, and match the likes of the girl instead. If you do so, your path will surely become clearer.”

    “So dodgy…”

    You aren’t a damn Sage Kisshouin!! not wise, not smart just a bit more experienced than I am in the ways of love!!

    “Then in light of your deficits in both comprehension and imagination, allow me to give you something concrete instead. The thing that would make Takamichi-san the happiest is probably a reference book for her studies.”
    D.. Deficits? WTF am I lacking you bitch!, and now she wants me to give her a fucking book?? are you dead inside Kisshouin? you have a dried up shrivelled shell of a heart dont you? what the hell is romantic about a shitty reference book!!

    “Haah!?”

    What the hell am I thinking getting Romantic advice from her! theres something wrong with my head, how can I possibly think she has any advice worth listening too!

    “What a cynical and unromantic present… I really did choose the wrong person.”

    And yet, after I reluctantly gave Wakaba that book, she gave me one of those brilliant disarming smiles, aah… what the hell, am I really that stupid in the ways of love?

    Why! why did that work!! how can a damn book compare to my necklace, arggh… Kisshouin… you are unexpectedly a Love Guru as those fellows spoke of, I was wrong Kisshouin, keep giving me advice, I will listen dilligently!
    “You’re pretty good, Kisshouin.”

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  21. I totally prefer “Suiran”. I was already used to it since the beginning so it would be quite difficult to adapt to a new one. Btw thank you very much for the release of the new translation!!! LOVED each part of it!!!!! I will keep track of new updates!!!! It quite pains me to see that there is still not even a piece of sparkle of a romance in Reika’s life. Everyone surrounding her is already in love or already has someone that is interested in. Even Enjou above everyone else!! I love a slow development romance story BUT still, she is already in third year and yeat the two male protagonist already has their love interest set (except Enjou , but STILL! There IS a candidate of a fiancé around !!!).
    I keep waiting something to happen but then I ended up depressed for Reika :,(
    Since its like this, I just can’t wait to read the next chapters and anxiously wait for something to happen to Reika and her love life!!!
    Keep the good work! Thanks a lot for everything!!!!

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  22. “Perishables!? No way. I want to leave behind some proof of my feelings. Something that she can always keep near, so that she can always keep my heart near.”

    But don’t you know, Kaburagi? If she eats the food, it becomes a part of her body, part of her soul . . . If you want your hearts to be closer, there’s no better way than to offer her your own blood, and let it swim through her veins.

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  23. It’s hereeeeee, i’ve been waiting, checking several times a day, and religiously working my way through all 54 pages of the spoilers forum T.T
    THANK YOU for translating like omg, I’m literally obsessed with this. Zero opinion on the Zuiran/Suiran. I always liked Suiran because of the ‘S’ and how Sui means jade. How lofty.
    Kekekeke, Reika is being sloppy and spilling details to Kaburagi. May Reika soon be able to come out about her relationship with Wakaba! I want them to eat lunch together…. Let Reika have a normal school life please T.T
    Ahhh, this has given me a surge of motivation to work on my fan art. Toodles~
    Eagerly awaiting the next update~

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  24. I’m used to Suiran already

    The art person means both I think. Especially not mechas being BL.

    Their mutual opinions of each other are suuuuuuuuuper hilarious. And it’s all Enjou’s fault in the end. XD XD XD

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING AWESOME! ! !

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  25. “Handsome and sharp, they called him the Emperor of Suiran, and despite having a cold and unapproachable exterior, when it came to romance he was passionate and overbearing, earnest in the pursuit of the girl that he liked, even if he was a little clumsy at times.”

    I’m sorry, I don’t understand. Isn’t that what he is now?

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  26. I personally like, “Suiran” for reasons which are completely irrational. Something to do with my brain being tuned to Anglopshere phenomes. But, well, I probably won’t get too torn up if you change them.

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  27. >> Sometimes he didn’t use enough words to clarify, which turned into misunderstandings, but those few moments of incompetence stirred up the maternal instincts in the readers.

    From that different perspective that does kinda of sound like Kaburagi…

    >> “Perishables!? No way. I want to leave behind some proof of my feelings. Something that she can always keep near, so that she can always keep my heart near.”
    >> The man with the heart of a stalker, ladies and gentlemen.
    Indeed
    . It’s pretty creepy.

    >> “Kaburagi-sama! Are you planning on buying all of our company’s stocks and initiating a hostile takeover!? This is not what we agreed on!” I accused.

    Hahahaha.

    >> “Uwah…! Did you seriously go get that laminated!? You’re really creeping me out here…”

    This is totally serious for Reika after all

    >> “Shuusuke told me that for romance it was better to get a girl’s perspective.”

    Reika has right to be mad. He just told Kaburagi that because he doesn’t want to spend time giving the guy romance advice. I suppose it is kinda of embarrassing too.

    >> I raised my right hand into the Abhaya Mudra for bestowing courage, while my left pointed downwards to form the Varada Mudra of fortune bestowal.

    SHE ACTUALLY DID THAT?

    Honestly, Reika is actually having fun, right? Not many people talk back to her like that.

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  28. Zuiran makes me feel like the school is secretly a bunch of mecha that the student council and the Pivoine pilot in order to fight each other at night.

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  29. I like suiran more i already know that is with z but it wouldn’t feel like reika anymire
    Thank you for the chapter and your time
    I dont think anybidy will read this but you always have to show your gratitude

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      1. No, Kali is not a buddha, but a Hindu goddess (see more tohttps://www.google.co.id/amp/s/www.ancient.eu/amp/1-12044/ ).

        As Buddha is a God, while Kali is a Goddess. There’s the point, the difference is in the sexuality.

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        1. Buddha isn’t a god in any traditional sense. Maybe divine or magical to an extent, depending on your canon, but not a god. And Buddhism can get rather secular, with the more liberal believers insisting that it’s only just a philosophy. Fairly or unfairly, I tend to associate most of the latter with the kind of export religion that is practiced by yuppies.

          The thing about Buddhism is that it got exported out of India and into other countries. So it wouldn’t be odd that a Japanese Buddhist might think that Amaterasu is real versus a Indian Buddhist thinking Kali is real versus another Buddhist who is apatheistic or atheistic (i.e. “Buddhism is just the philosophy” camp). Heck, I doubt all of them even consider the whole bit about reincarnation to be a necessary component.

          Like with Christians, you get the believers who like to strip out the more objectionable pieces of history, theology or supernatural practice and insist on their own sanitized cult. *Cough* I mean sect.

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  30. Kaburagi is hilarious 😂
    I honestly ship EnjouxReika though and I like Suiran better because it looks and sounds nicer to me and I’m more used to seeing Suiran than Zuiran.

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  31. Suiren please, I think since we’re over the 200 chapters mark it’s too late to change it to Zuiren. Besides Suiren sounds more posh and elite and western. Zuiren sounds like one of the Zen schools.
    Reika you’re really giving your all to help this blockhead succeed in his romance. Her guard being up to prevent the takeover of her company is so cute. XD

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  32. [ “Shuusuke told me that for romance it was better to get a girl’s perspective.”

    “What did you say!?”

    Enjoooouuuuu!

    So all of my suffering right now was because of you!

    That bastard!

    He came up to me commenting about how he’d ‘heard’ that I was Kaburagi’s strategist when he was the mastermind all along!

    Baastard schemer!

    Where was he right now!?

    Don’t tell me he went home!

    Kiiih! ]

    LOLOLOL THIS PART HAHAHAHA!

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    1. Ganbare Enjou-san.

      Reika has absolutely the worst first impression of him. And it’s not even his fault. He can’t do anything about Reika’s past life memories.

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  33. I kept laughing throughout this entire chapter. XDDD so many parts killed me I can’t tell you which is my favourite xD

    But to be honest, I’ve truly forgotten that Kaburagi is the male lead in the original novel…. the necklace thing was just too pathetically sad lol

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  34. — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    Well, the music below, I also like the voice! nice!

    Anyway, I prefer it being stayed as ‘Suiran’ as that’s already familiar, and changing it to Zuiran will really be kind of discomforting after all, lol. How should I say it, it’s kind of not fitting in my image of the novel anymore, ‘Zuiran’ I mean, guess ‘Suiran’ left a deep impression on me already.

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  35. Thank you for the chapter!
    If you don’t want his trust, don’t give great advice! Pity is your enemy, Reika-sama! You must harden your heart.
    Also, gotta laugh at her just making her family look shady as all hell…
    I would prefer Zuiran. This is *the* Kenkyo Kenjitsu translation, so I’d rather it be accurate. If it’s not too much trouble, of course.
    Ah, and onii-sama, I saw you at APGtE comments!

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  36. Thanks for this ts again!

    And btw I’d rather read a precise translation that you’ll do since we can get used to it

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  37. ok considering this is from Reika’s perspective (and she’s kind of a really unreliable narrator), Enjou probably told Kaburagi to ask a girl mainly because Enjou has never dated a girl either. It’s not like he suggested Reika. He just told Kaburagi to ask someone female.

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  38. Thanks again for your fantastic translation! Initially, I was going to stay on the fence regarding the school since Zuiran just gives a completely different atmosphere, but I do generally prefer things to be correct and genuine (like translating honorifics).

    BUT, now that I KNOW it’s Zuiran, I find I translate it to that whenever I see it anyway – so I’d prefer it corrected from now on. Incorrect is incorrect, after all.

    (Also, if you have time to fix previous chapters, future new readers won’t ever get attached to the S spelling anyway. )
    🙂

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  39. I prefer Suiran as it’s easier to pronounce. The letter combination looks prettier as well. On the other hand, Zuiran looks & sounds like a German word.

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  40. I really wish Kaburagi’s arc would end. I find his arc to be bogging down the Reika-centric shenanigans and comedy. He’s an idiot and he’s just as tiresome to read about as it is for Reika to deal with his obstinacy and lack of tact.

    I know he’s important to Wakaba’s development, but the fact we keep ending up with him being the character of focus while Reika is continually stymied by his misconceptions is so annoying. I wish she could just up and tell him “no” to free herself, but his social status makes that impossible.

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  41. I think Suiran sounds feminine, like a school’s name in shoujo manga, while Zuiran is…
    #teamSuiran #fvckZuiran #fvckaccuracy

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  42. These recent chapters are surprisingly intense in their own way~
    I prefer Suiran, I’m in too deep already, so the “Z” seems grating to my ear ╭(╯^╰)╮
    Thanks for the chapter!

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  43. Earlier in the chapter rieka met some sort of fortune teller, the fortune teller told her that she is cursed by a fox spirit and it’s causing her bad omen. I don’t know about you guys but what if she is?! Please get exorsized reika so you can live a happy life and grow old rieka!
    P.s. I love this light novel and hope to see it completed, fighting! :)

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  44. thnx for the chapter

    and personaly i like suiran more, out of familiarity.

    and reika…you can still make him do that blood oath is necesary for your future….and he isnt exactly wrong reika has an SS and also have an army, plus another ally army an SS forces that can help her, and maybe it wont change so much in the future, do you remember what his brother said about his friends and coworkers?, chance is reika would end having as much power and money as she have now.

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  45. ‘Life sure was convenient for hot guy.’ That’s true in a lot of ways for attractive people, though that same attractiveness can also bring plenty of downsides..

    Overreaction for days, rofl. I can’t believe she laminated the oath.. on second thought, I can actually believe that :D

    A hail ye Reika-ism. Our lady of faith!

    Every time Reika gives good advice Bakaburagi just poops on it. How dumb is this kid.. at least he tried it out and saw just how good it was for himself.

    Thanks for the chapter.

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    1. I like the irony of your question about changing the school’s name. I assume you must’ve used a mass method, since it changed all the names in the question, too. I was confused, ‘What does he mean, should it be Zui’ran or Zui’ran?!!’

      Also, I’d just really like to know what category ‘soft fury’ falls into on that girl’s page :O

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