I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game: Chapter 13

Chapter 13: Let’s investigate this once more.

Author: It’s quite depressing this time. I can’t write well…… (TN: Raw says the brush does not glue , so I think it’s an idiom with its meaning opposed to 筆が立つ, write well)


I told everyone to disperse, yet Douglas still remained in the room.
I felt this when he was with Bitch as well. I think that his expression is different from the Douglas I knew.
If he’s still here, I wonder if he wants to say something to us. For some reason, he keeps opening and closing his mouth.
He wants to say something, but he can’t find the opportunity.

“Douglas, is it fine for you to not accompany them? ……Otherwise, do you have something left to say?”

To make the starting the conversation easier, I give him some water.
When I inquired about him, Douglas made a surprised face and then looked at us. Judging from his expression, he probably didn’t think that he could receive counselling.
Hearing my suggestion, his face brightened for a moment, but soon his faced changed into a pathetic face on the verge of tears.
For a while, the room fell silent. Since the coffee went cold as well, Daniel started to brew new coffee. I then heard a sound as though Douglas could no longer stifle his weeping.
No one pressed him to calm down, and kept a calm silence.

We continued to sip our drinks until Douglas calmed down.
During that time, I drank two cups of coffee so stomach hurt a little. To which I discovered that Daniel was looking at me like a pitiful child.
Wait! I asked this over and over again, but why are you looking at me like that!! It can’t be helped!? I had to find a way to spend the time!
I’m not a very serious person, so I can’t endure this atmosphere! But I’m still trying my best to ignore this, you know!?

As I desperately complained towards Daniel in my head, Daniel shot a mischievous smile at me that showed that he was enjoying my reactions.

Damn! Daniel!!
Are you reading my mind or something!?

While I was fooling around with Daniel, Douglas had regained his cool. As his hands were hiding his eyes and his fringe was let down, he spoke in a tiny voice.

“I do not know what happened to me…… ……Please… help……”

During the ten years I spent with him, this was the first SOS he sent to me.

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The Douglas I knew was a cunning man, where one had to tread carefully around him.
However, all of that changed last year.
The fiancée with whom they were in mutual love, died due to disease. Since then, he became heartbroken and never smiled. Shutting himself in, he never connected with anyone.
He lost his vigour and never really talked to his family. He ate so little that he started to thin.

But, only Douglas himself could overcome his mental scar.
We could only wait for the flow of time to heal the wound or for him to have a miraculous meeting.

So we watched by on the sidelines.
……Well, except for one person…… Robert.
He can’t read the mood, and on top of that he doesn’t know how to be considerate. To the depressed Douglas, “There’s so many women in this world! Cheer up!!” He said something without an ounce of delicacy so shamelessly.

Still, Robert did heal Douglas’s wounds, to some degree.
After a year, Douglas recovered just enough to put on a facade, but then he met Bitch.
Because of that, this is why he’s like this now…… The reason why Bitch and Douglas got so close together.
……I can somewhat surmise why.

If I recall correctly, in the reverse harem route, there is a specific way to conquer Douglas.
First, conquer Robert. Then, there are more choices in the route with Douglas.
Hmm, uhh, it probably was…… ‘Are you hurt?…… You look like a wounded animal trying to desperately hide its injury,’ or something?
Robert then took an interest in what Bitch said, to which he spouted silly nonsense like ‘Michelle! You might be able to save Douglas’ and actively created opportunities for the two to meet. Thanks to that, Douglas route’s difficulty drops quite a bit.

……Robert…… I won’t say anything more……

There were also things like ‘I have to be happy for her sake as well,’ or ‘forgetting is not a sin.’
Also, the final push that conquered Douglas was ‘You don’t have to hide that wound from me! If you’re in pain, I’ll take care of you! Please let me!’ wasn’t it?

Really, Bitch is quite apt at finding a man’s weakness, as well as taking advantage of it…… Just that, I wish people didn’t fall so easily for that.

“When Clarice died, I thought my heart died along with her. Yet only one year passed, but I no longer felt as sad! This was a betrayal to her, right…… So…… So I, I felt the days grow fainter in my heart!”

Douglas started to speak while silently crying.
This time, without wailing, tears silently flowed like waterfalls down his cheeks.

“Then I met Michelle. Her words were as if they were forcing open my wounds, as if blood started to flow again where it had stopped. Somehow……, the pain that had grown faint had returned to normal, that I thought that I was no longer betraying Clarice……”

Douglas softly laid out the emotions he felt after meeting Bitch. Just what is the emotion he holds in those eyes……
It was more painful for the listener. ……What is that M play, it’s like ‘Second R○○’. (TN: No idea what this is)

Was that so…… Relying on the wound of the heart……
There’s no way that anyone could make a proper decision in that state. But you know? It’s troublesome if a future pillar of the country does that……

I understand the story behind Douglas’s state of mind.
Then……, how should I proceed……

Should I split him from the main culprit?
Would he require counselling and rehabilitation?
Fortunately, I have the right person for that.
Then I should get on with it!

“Douglas, you should keep away from Michelle for some time. Meanwhile, keep close to us, and stay in the office outside of classes.

I decided to quarantine Douglas.

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Still……
Douglas’s case was rather shocking. I didn’t think he would have received that much damage from her words…..
After we finished discussing in the office, we escorted Angelica and Jessica back to their room. We also brought Douglas back to his room, and told his butler about the current situation.
I requested Daniel to counsel Douglas too. Everything’s in place!

Then, I invited Louis over for tea……
But I don’t know what we should talk about.

“Hey, Kyle. I strongly believe that if we do not take action regarding Michelle there will be consequences for our country. Outside of those six, there are also many other nobles wagging their tails at her……”

I also heard those rumours.
Bachelors being captivated by her charms, regardless of position or status. At this rate, there will a catastrophe in the future.
It seems I have to investigate Bitch further, doesn’t it?

“Daniel.”
“Understood, sir.”

My consummate butler only heard his name but understood.
He’s a psychic, really!

“Louis, won’t you and Jessica investigate the rumours regarding that woman?”
“Of course, I would gladly cooperate, your highness Kyle……”

He liked the part ‘you and Jessica’. Louis smiled broadly and happily accepted his new mission.


Author: It’s not much.



Ah, Douglas, I can really sympathise with you… Painful memories of love tug at your heart and haunt you. Yet when you forget it, the overwhelming guilt weighs you down.

Sorry I’m late everyone. The Kendo competition ended pretty well, placing in 3rd place. However, I seem to have overexerted myself a little too much, as I went down with a cold for the last two days. I’m fine now, so I thought I might like to translate this🙂

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48 thoughts on “I Appear to have been Reincarnated as a Love Interest in an Otome Game: Chapter 13

  1. Oh my! Third place in Kendo! You are so skilled! Ah. If only I had the aptitude for kendo. It’s much too too late for me to begin Essie’s lol. And so! Hope you get better and I hope you best regards! Interesting translator-sama!

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  2. Nice, and the scar Douglas has in this story can cripple someone for most to all of their life in many instances, especially when the relationship is truly intimate on many levels. One of the many reasons that with long term couples (say 50, 60 or even the rare 70 some year relationships in perticuler) when one dies the other follows within a year or three …

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  3. Douglaaaas!!! I feel u! I feel u man!

    That bietch… She’ll make chaos! She already made chaos!!

    Kyle, you must do something quick!! For Anju-tan’s sake! Louis’ Sake! Jessica’s Sake! Douglas’ sake!!

    PS:

    Kudarajin, you’re the man! You got 3rd place! also be careful with colds, as a person with allergies I know the running nose and fever are annoying!

    And so, thanks for bringing us this chapter! Thankk to you and the editor!

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  4. Ah- My heart.
    Tears are…!

    I want to say thanks for the chapter but I feel like that’ll be embracing the M side. At least in the emotional sense.

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  5. Thanks for the update!! But god damn the bitch is so annoying Dx the author is really good at creating characters that i just wanna slash to death…

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  6. Congrats on your result!

    Seriously though, bitch is like a devil incarnate. Opening wounds, creating rifts between people, and sandwiching her way inside, deluding people that she’s perfect and nice and sweet and that she’s the only one who understands and can make them happy…Just go die.

    I don’t even care if you are his sister at this point. Can’t even realize that this is the real world now and you’re taking advantage of real people and their real feelings… You’re not even human in that case.

    Depressing chapter indeed.

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  7. Wow, luring someone in when they’re down. That’s f’ed up. It’s obvious this is deliberate, like a bend and snap. She has some purpose here. Can’t wait for that biatch to go DOWNNNNNN
    Hope you feel better : )

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  8. That bitch must be aiming for coup d’etat or destruction of the country =o
    Douglas have it hard, but that bitch is a bitch, not someone he could love and be loved back, so better get out of it asap!

    Congratulations for your 3º place! Take kare of your health!
    Thanks for the translation~!

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  9. I honestly don’t think she’s plotting anything. She’s just an airhead. On the other hand the protagonist is playing the typical villain in these scenarios pretty well. He’s got to make sure he doesn’t overextend or he’ll trip over a bunch of destruction flags.

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  10. I play a fps game online and one of the characters does an ultimate attack where he shouts DIE DIE DIE! I seriously want that bitch to die, but then the story would end lol, dammit!

    Grats on your Kendo comp and ty for the translation I really like this story😀

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  11. Thanks and rest well. Your health is important.. So that you can bring us more chapters in the future.. Fufufufu.. I bet that bitch used some sort of charming spell to men around her.. A true kind of bitch..

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  12. Congratulations! Thanks for the chapter!
    He should really enquire if the bitch is a reincarnated person. I feel that strongly. As she’s following a different capturing route than the norm. But they are all capturing route that our protagonist recognized. I hope for the bitch to reveal to our protagonist that she really is a bitch.

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    • Kyle’s fiance’s brother (don’t remember the fiance’s name). So, Kyle’s future brother in law.
      Louis likes Jessica, but Jessica is engaged to Robert. However, Kyle supports the idea of Louis and Jessica getting together, so Kyle and Louis are in a pact (if thats what you call it).

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  13. Is Daniel on sale anywhere?
    I really would like to have that superhuman butler…

    Kudarajin, congrats on getting 3rd place!!!
    Take care of your health and don’t push yourself in translating
    All of us will always welcome new chapters though~ (。•̀ᴗ-)✧

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  14. Wow! 3rd place? Congratulations, that’s such a good result! Thank you very much for your hard-work, this chapter was a life saver🙂 Like usual bitch is scary, every single noble “admires” her? How so? She is so self-rightous and always manages to say the wrong thing! This pure and innocent act annoys the heck out of me! I hope MC and Louis-sama will teach her and that annoying Robert a lesson. Truthfully there’s a limit on being an idiot and Robert just crossed his long ago!

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  15. Is bitch a reincarnated person too? Or maybe it deviates from the game and she’s a witch with charm powers (like the little sister in sevens)? Somehow, I can’t decide if she is evil, clueless or acting intentionally for the reverse harem route… still, the whole seducing everyone is troublesome… and Daniel is #1 on reading one’s facial expressions! That if he really can’t read minds😛

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