I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game: Chapter 12

Chapter 12: I made them annul the betrothal

Standing next to the toppled table, Louis was emitting a threatening aura with his demonic smile. His level of anger might be ‘Kamchatka fire~’, or something? (TN: He’s referring to this)
If I act rashly here, I might become his target of rage.

“Angelica, Robert, what’s wrong? Making such a loud noise.”

Louis now is in ’do not disturb’ state.
So, diverting Louis’s glare, I talked to Angelica and Robert. I approached them putting on my usual mild smile.
Angelica regained her cool, looking at me. With a alarmed expression on her face, she lowered her arm and elegantly hid the fan behind her back.
I think I’m already beyond saving, thinking that that side of her is cute as well.
I slowly took my place at her side, blocking other people’s sight aimed at her. Then I softly grabbed her hand.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t by your side…… Because of that… you had to do this……”

I conveyed my feelings of regret to her in a soft voice that only she could hear.
Hearing this, Angelica started looking like as if she was about to cry. Her hand, still holding the fan, was trembling.

It must have been scary……

No matter how much of a staunch character she has, Angelica is still a girl. Facing this musclehead, there’s no way she would not be scared.

Holding her hand, I moved slightly to hide her from Robert’s sight.

“Robert, shall we have a slow talk? This place is unfit…… How about my office?”

Not yet calmed down, Robert snorted and nodded yes. He doesn’t say it directly but his face shows that he has so much things to complain about.
Actually……, should I say that he has grown enough to not let that spill?
But yet……
Robert was a making a face as if it was saying ‘anytime!’ Robert, you…
I let out a sigh.

“It’s my fault! Please do not criticise Robert-sama! I’m the one who should be criticised!”

Bitch spread out her arms and stood in front of Robert as if to shield him. Robert for some reason, seemingly impressed by her, was murmuring ‘Michelle……, you……’
What can I say now……
Please read the mood.

Ah—……
Bitch’s personality is judged to be ‘positive, hard-working, persevering and postive’, right?
Isn’t this actually more like ‘positive (no ill intent?), hard-working (which I can accept), persevering (super-optimistic) and positive (rushing in headlong misunderstanding things)’?
There’s no way she could read the mood. Truly a martian. The way of life is different from the base.
……I kinda understand.

But I have to work harder here! It’s a hard task of mediating between boys and girls, but I’ll make it work!!
Psyching myself up, I dropped the usual smile and looked at Bitch.

“It’s fine. It’s not related with you, so you will just a nuisance. Do you understand what I am saying?”

I told her straight up in a cold tone. If I beat around the bush, she will interpret it however she likes.
I’m still not sure if she did understand.
Maybe Bitch has some communication disability, since I can’t seem to get through to her.

“You’re lying! You’re trying to criticise my Robert-sama, right? I’m going too!”

See, she didn’t get it.
I could almost hear a ‘rise’ as she pleaded to be let in. (TN: ‘rise’ is ‘kiritsu’, the thing Japanese class reps say at the beginning of class)

Of course it didn’t get through!!

Where is her confidence coming from, I wonder?
I’m saying that you’re a bother, why do you so matter-of-factly think you should participate??
Even if I am not going to censure Robert, why would I be inviting someone I’m not familiar with to an office full of government documents?

There are so many things I want to tell her, but I suppress my feelings and tell her the least she needs to know.

“It’s about this country’s future. You’re an outsider. It’s troublesome if you’re there, so please don’t follow us.”

When I told her so bluntly, Bitch ended up crying.
I can’t understand why you’re crying!
Is this that? Women’s secret weapon, crying?

Sure enough, Henry hurried over to her side and hugged her, while glaring daggers at me. He seemed to mutter something under his breath.
However!
No matter how much you glare at me, it won’t work! I won’t listen to your story!!
I flamboyantly ignored Henry.

“Robert, shall we? Douglas, Hughie, you too.”

When I signed ‘no buts’ with my smile, the three followed reluctantly. I stole a glance at the furious demon king……
Louis was tacitly supporting Jessica who wasn’t able to walk by herself……
Really, spotless.

Oh, I almost forgot.

“I apologise for making such a commotion.”

I smiled gently at the remaining students in the dining hall and apologised.
Thus, the seven of us headed for my office.

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“Daniel, prepare some tea. We’re going to have a discussion. ……Also, quickly go on ahead with the previous case.”
“Understood, sir. ……Everything’s ready, sir.”

When I spoke out to the empty space, he replied calmly behind me. The answer gladdens me, for it advances my plans……
Also, you’re still good at hiding your presence as always, Daniel.
Before I realised it, there were seven seats prepared in the office.

On a large round table, I seated us in this order from my right: Anglica, Douglas, Robert, Hughie, Louis and Jessica.
I think this is the safest arrangement. Especially Robert and Louis, I have to keep them apart.
I urged them to take a seat and served tea.
I slowly sipped the tea brewed by Daniel……

Phew, I could finally calm down. Good tea always is good for the mind.

………Alright, I took a breather, shall we begin now!
First……

“Robert, what were thinking of doing?”

I erased my smile and asked him with a serious face.
Pressured by my expression, he started laying out excueses.

“That! That’s because Angelica was mocking me like———“
“Hmm…… Blaming a girl, are you?”

But Louis impassively cut off his excuses.
Um, brother-in-law, that’s a scary smile. Also, it’s my duty to protect Angelica, please do not intercede.

For now, Louis censured through his glare.

“Robert, do your actions not go against your code of honour as a knight and a gentleman?”

The quick way to make the musclehead understand is to bring up chivalry and courtesy. He understands these concepts quite easily.
He seemed to have understood a bit, since Robert said,

“I’m sorry! I didn’t realise……!”

and lowered his head.
I don’t know if he did understand. But at least he understood that he did a bad thing…… so what else could I do?
Well, this guy’s also a martian. Although, unlike Bitch, it only required a ‘simple translation’, so could he still be saved?

Also, the incident this time is not entirely Robert’s fault. At that time, there were two people who could put a brake on him.

“You two are the same, Douglas, Hughie? If you were there, you could have stopped him, right? ……Could it be that you lost even the judgement for that?”

‘You good-for-nothings!’ I think in my head.

“……Sorry…”
“I’m sorry.”

Douglas really seemed embarrassed, but Hughie seemed to be unable to accept it, wearing an expression challenging my words.

“If Louis and I did not take action, do you realise what kind of mistake you would have in front of the royalty of other countries? Even if Angelica is the future Empress, it’s not proper for a man to make a lady raise her voice like that!”

“Ah…… Angelica, I’m sorry……!”
“……………”

For now, Douglas looked straight at Angelica and bowed in apology……
But Hughie still had an angry look in his eyes, still glaring at Angelica and me.

……Hughie… he might be beyond help.

I’m a man who will lead the country. I can’t afford to hesitate when I have to make decisions. However, he is still a student, so……
Until we graduate from school, I’ll put off such thoughts.
However, if by graduation, you still haven’t fixed yourself, I’ll mercilessly fire you!

I close my eyes for a moment, and then open my eyes.
Then, Angelica gently laid her hands on mine.

I felt my body relaxing. I glanced back, and she turned forward wearing a resolute expression.

I found that I required her support more than ever now. If it weren’t for her, I might have lost my cool.

I momentarily grip tightly onto her hand, and calm myself.

“Robert, House Rowling wants to annul the betrothal. The reason being…… I think you should know. The school also gave permission, so when the escort comes, please return home for now.”

At my words, Robert dropped his head and nodded lightly.
Then, I faced Douglas and Hughie.

“Douglas, reflect on your actions and fix yourself.”
“Yes……”
“Hughie, by tomorrow, go discuss your future properly with your fiancéee. Also, contemplate on your future and then think about the what you’re doing now…… This is an order.”
“……All right.”

Douglas lowered his head further and Hughie glared stronger at me.

“This is all I want to say. Now, be on your way.”

The difficult Hughie is the first to exit the room. Then leaves Robert, his head still lowered. Douglas is not moving in his chair.
The other members are not moving as well, and Angelica didn’t let go of my hand as well.

I’ll have to work harder.



Sorry for the delay. I have a sports competition coming up during this weekend, so I had practice and stuff. I don’t think I could translate during the weekend because of that. See you next week.

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50 thoughts on “I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game: Chapter 12

  1. Douglas have a possibility of being saved, the mc should have a good and long talk to him and strengthen their bonds.
    And that bitch is really sly, trying to jump on his office and trying to revert the situation by crying…. please bitch, spare me from your acting…..
    But Angelica has to pass for so much embarrassment and terrifying situations, if it was like the game she would be a lot more stressed and broken, since she would not have suport….. poor game’s Angel…
    Thanks for the translation!

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    • I didn’t even think of that … and from what I learned in Psychology the damage done to her over time would be irreversible with out a lot of counseling and drugs … if she didn’t suicide at some point …

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    • Kyle already said it at the time of the incident bellow the tree, in the game Kyle was supporting Robert’s actions and discusing with Angelica, then the Bitch fell from the tree and Kyle took her to the infimary for treatment as an excuse to get away from the ackward leaving Angelica too shocked, this made Angelica jealous and little by little everything escalated.

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  2. good luck then, and thanks! On another note, I see Hughie being executed for treason in the future … since it’s treason in most countries to attack a crown prince or member of royalty … three idiots getting manipulated by a little bitch slut out to destroy the country … can’t wait for next week!

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  3. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    aww.. cute~
    and as predicted~ muscle head defeated first~ now i wonder what will douglas do for a counter attack?

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  4. Even though he’s a Sebastian, his name is Daniel… He’s just a simple butler after all (LOL)

    Anyways- FINALLY!!!!

    I like when things “go right”, and now Louis and Jessica will be together! Even if it were short 8 chapters, it felt so long!

    Also finally he said it to Bitch, her being a nuisance!

    And so, Kyle, we are all beyond help- We all know Anju-tan is lobe, laifu and jastisu!

    Thanks for the chapter Kudarajin! Good look with the competition!

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    • What did you just say? Are those actual words or did you get tased while writing and happened to press post? If they are words then in what language? Are they in the dictionary? What do they mean? Let’s find out next time on DRAG*cough cough cough* sorry, sorry seems I got tased too.

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  5. Been waiting for this the whole day(2).
    Thanks for the chapter!
    Douglas is reformable? I think he can be a good support if he realizes the whole harem situation. Plus has no one considered that the bitch could be a linchpin to war between kingdoms later on if the harem start fighting for her hand. Not like it’ll be Troy but still that Robert idiot could cause one. Aside from my stupid n fun speculation, that Hughie is a gone case already.
    Angelica best girl(2)
    Gambatte Kudarajin-san! May the goddess of victory be with you.
    Thanks again for the chapter!

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  6. Yup, it was right, behind every great man, there’s a great woman, and Angelica-sama is a great woman. I don’t understand why is that bitch became protagonist in the game, I mean like Hugh, he already has a fiancée, if she isn’t a bitch, she should not raise flag with him, at all. Even worse everyone sympathize with her. What buches of fools.

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      • I think the one thing people forget is that at the end of every otome harem story is the fact that you don’t see the future of it. A choice has to be made but because the player doesn’t really see that you don’t feel bad. Also, and I’ve seen this in a few stories, you never see how the female rival is originally.

        “Common sense of a Duke’s daughter” is a good example of how, normally, the rival was actually a real good person but when the Female lead shows up, she does misdeeds. I find it refreshing to have a capture target as the pov. This make it so that, instead of seeing a ditzy female lead or a rival lead.

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    • She has the common sense of an airhead commoner so the necesary considerations for dealing with already engaged men go over her head. But I think that she is just a pitiful shield who is starved for fatherly love so in turn she seek it in the atention of men disregarding the feelings of her female peers, I mean, is as if there is no sense of empathy for the fiancees of her own reverse harem that girl seriously has something wrong in the head.

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  7. This girl… i can’t… just… AaaaAarrgh…
    I wonder what is inside that little semi-functioning brain.
    It must be so fucking blissful to be that stupid.

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  8. 1 soul saved! Woohoo!
    Robert seems like he’d be an okay guard dog… just a guard dog though, not even one of the smarter breeds. He knows how to sit and stay if you know the right commands (aka code of chivalry). Otherwise… well, dogs eat, poop, and hump things.
    Hughie, so stubborn!
    Who was the Henry guy, i don’t remember him.
    Thanks for the chapter!

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    • He is the third prince of another country, he is the reason why Kyle says something along the lines of “showing a unsightly scene in front of another country’s royalty”:

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  9. ミ /彡   
    ..ミ、|ミ //彡 Thanks!
    ミ.|.ミ/ ./.|  Nepu!!
    .|//|.  []. ∧_∧
    /.  []    (´・ω・`)
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    (Copyright by GM_Rusaku… Maybe?)

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  10. I look for forward for the so called event thing. So much hype before. In the end, it just breaking off engagement and scold them in the office. So disappointed.

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  11. I honestly hope that Kyle’s plan wasn’t just giving them a lecture. If anything, I would have thought he would have pointed out how badly they’ve been dancing to her tune, not picking a person to be her only lover and how almost every male she’s met, including her own half brothers, have become playthings just like them.

    Paint a target on that girl and say “Who’s going to be the husband, because there can only be one favorite unless you all want to share.” and have them either ask her or confirm that they aren’t worth it and get ready to have other people take over the positions they’ll get when they get out of school. Because, if he doesn’t fix this, that girl is going to have a lot of power in his(Kyle’s) court. Enough to start a coup and overthrow him.

    Also anyone else notice that she(Michelle) called Robert “Hers”? All in all, I really hope there is more to this plan.

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  12. Thanks for the chapter!!!!

    Seriously..to be honest I’m still not satisfied with Kyle only scolding them like that..
    I need to see him saying it in a harsher way towards that abominable Bitch combo (Bitch, Robert, and Hughie)!!!

    Btw good luck on your competition!!
    ✽\(ˆ▽ˆ)/✽

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  13. Thank you very much for the chapter. I really wanted the MC to punch the lights of the three assholes. Bitch’s powers sure are scary, not even a week and she already has three guys wrapped around her little finger?! Poor Jessica I hope Louis-sama will manage to make her forget her good-for-nothing ex-fiance.

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  14. If he targets bitch directly the fallout might land on Angelica, frankly I cant see how that would be possible, Angelica is from a well respected and high status family, while Bitch has an entourage of man whores who sniff her crotch at every opportunity, how can she be regarded as anything other than what she is? a man thief who keeps them by her side, whether its beyond her control or not, she is aware of her appeal and has used it shamelessly without care or responsibility, the men who follow her are stupid beyond reason and dont deserve Kyles consideration, if not for Angelica Im sure he would have scrubbed them from his life altogether, even though his attitude has softened due to this no longer being a game, and that they now are real people to him, he cant so easily discard them.

    I cant understand why hes even bothering to be honest, he holds no real connection with them, perhaps for political reasons he needs to offer a compromise but still, their behavior is a disgrace, at what point should they even be considered or offered such a soft reaction from Kyle. He has not once apologized to Jessica he completely disregards her and has treated her disgustingly, I would let Louis off his leash and rip him a new one, as for the other 2, what the hell? Doug at least showed remorse but that other little shit Hughie? WTF is he acting like a fake unrepentant glowering idiot, seriously reflect on what youve done, you deserve so much more punishment? what is so difficult to understand? why would Kyle even try to give any of them other than Doug a chance?

    Thank you so much for the translation and to the author for the story I love how I react when reading it, I feel so badly for Jessica but at the same time Im cheering for her and Louise, so Robert fuck off already lol go back to your fave position of bitch crotch sniffing and let our dear Angelica and Kyle get their groove on, as well as Jessica and Louise, I want a happy ending for them and most of all I want that Bitch to get what she deserves.

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  15. Kyle should just force an engagement between Bitch and a rival country. That way all the troublesome d*ckheads will hound her to the other country and the other country will become destabilized. He could even look like a nice guy doing it too- like, “Prince Henry~ want a political marriage in return for concessions to my country?” Undeniably Bitch would be marring above her station. Then once Henry’s country falls into civil war over Bitch, Kyle can TAKE OVER. And then ship Bitch off to another country and repeat. Napoleon’s conquer the world plan but otome-style. *evil*

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  16. Hughie can stare angrily at my middle finger all day long. I don’t give a damn. Don’t change the fact that he’s gonna get wrecked. On a sid3 note though, for four different girls to get reverse-ntr’d cause this girl is blunt? Is that how those games go seriously. Never really thought about it till now.

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