Akuyaku Reijo Nanode Rasubosu o Katte Mimashita

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Translator: Empress || Editor: absolutenobody

Prologue: The Beginning of The Villainess

Raw: 悪役令嬢の幕開け || Manga:  I’m a Villainous Daughter, so I’m going to keep the Last Boss

Thinking back, ever since I was little, I always had a strange dream.

It was a dream about me becoming someone who’s name I don’t know, alone, playing with an unknown machine with an unknown mechanism in a room filled with a smell of disinfectant.

Because it was only a dream, I could barely remember the details. Even the details such as my name were fuzzy. Nevertheless.

『You’re always playing games――』

The dream was regenerated with tremendous amount of momentum at the back of my eyes. My body fell forward until both of my hands and knees were touching the cold hard floor.

I suddenly had a feeling that I’ll be able to remember all the things that I’ve forgotten. A tremendous amount of information came flooding inside my head like a tsunami causes my head to throb.   

Eventually, my vision cleared up, and I was able to see what was currently reflected on the floor. A reflection of a figure was reflected by the polished floor――it was supposedly me.

(……This face……looks similar to the game’s……eh? Game?)

As my eyes were blinking anxiously at the reflection on the floor, I realized someone was standing right in front of me.

It was a blond-haired young man. He was looking down on me, who was down on my knees, with a sneer on his face.

「There’s no use trying to be dramatic and act pitiful to ask for compassion. Everyone here knows who you are. There’s no sympathy to spare for someone like you who’ve been acting like a tyrant by using your position as my fiancée.」

「――Cedric, sama? Are you really Cedric-sama?」

The blond-haired young man responded ironically in a thinly veiled trembling voice.

「Are you going to say that this isn’t like me? But this is the real me. We’ve been engaged for years and yet, you can’t see right through me」

The sudden mysterious pain in my chest forcefully brought me back to reality.

That’s right, this is the reality. And, the person in front of me is the Crown Prince of this country, Cedric Jeanne Elmeier. My childhood friend and betrothed――as well as, a capture target character in my favorite game.

(Eh, what’s that)

I looked around me while feeling irritated with my fragmented memories. But, only to be greeted with cold stares by the people around me.  

Tonight, I attended an evening party held by the academy to celebrate the ending of the winter term. The teachers were all gone, and all that’s left were fellow academy students. And yet, in this supposedly fun party, everyone only looked at me coldly from a distance.

The only person who looked at me in sympathy was a woman who’s currently nestling close to Cedric――her name is Lilia.

She has a soft looking chestnut hair, with plump cheeks and sweet looking lips. Her big eyes are currently, fixed at my contemplating form.

She is indeed the heroine is what I think while I was observing her from down below, and then I realized.

Then, what about me?

「Irene Loren D’Authrice. I will annul my engagement with you」

「――Please wait a moment, that’s!」

My own name. As well as, the name of the villainess in the game.

(Waitwaitwait! I see, Cedric-sama is my fiance……then I am)

I feel like I’m currently seeing someone else’s affair as memories of this situation came bombarding me at once.  

「I no longer want to lie to myself anymore, and honestly decided that I want to live the rest of my life with Lilia」

「……Irene-sama, forgive me」

What on earth is she apologizing for?

The passionate words that almost came out of my mouth are the words that “Irene” would say.

I feel like my gaze was becoming hazy once again, but I forcefully bit my lips to wake myself up. Once again, I tried to look at myself properly.

Dressed in a luxurious dress filled with complicated laces, surrounded by people. It was not a rare sight for a duke’s daughter. But, no one’s reaching out a helping hand.   

Because this is the villainess’s engagement annulment event after all.

「I’ve had enough of you who’ve mistakenly thought that I’ve been in love with you.」

Then why are you smiling like you think you know me?

I swallowed those miserable words back. It felt like swallowing a lead but because of it, my mind gradually became calm.

(……How should I say this, although the memories came at the worst time……at least, I calmed down a little.

――I can at least use those points to make a good judgment about this situation.

「I can’t ask for something better than this, can I?」

If this were to happen without me knowing anything, I would’ve fought tooth and nails for my cause. Perpetually making enemies out of a wrong person.

Upon thinking about that, I outwardly composed myself. Raising my head with a thin smile on my face.

「No, Cedric-sama. ――I thought, if only you honestly told me from the very beginning, then you wouldn’t need to prepare such a grand stage for something like this」

While I was looking around with a cold look on my face, those who catch my meaning immediately looked away. But Cedric on the other hand, let out a snort.

「This is me and Lilia’s declaration of determination」

「In other words, you’re doing this here instead of in public because you’re afraid of getting scolded by the D’Authrice Ducal Family and His Majesty himself――aren’t you?」

「Of course that’s not true. I only thought that you should be judged for your crimes in front of everyone else’s here」

「Crimes?――what?」

Suddenly, someone from beside me lifted me up roughly by my arm to make me stand up.

I turned my head around to ascertain “Irene”’s opponent.

「Can you be more gentle? Is that how a gentleman treated a lady these days?」

「What lady? Stop with your nonsense, Irene. Your bad deeds can no longer be hidden」

While he was saying that, someone thrust out a document in front of me, that person was a childhood friend of mine, Max Cowell. He was seen as the future Knights’ Leader, a silent type of person with a slender body. He was someone with a strong sense of justice and abhors injustice. The owner of that pair of intimidating eyes is currently looking at Irene like he was looking at a criminal.

「……I can stand up on my own. Can you let go of my arm now?」

Irene, after recovering back her arm from the rough grasp, stood up on her own while looking back at Max with the same amount of intensity. She looked over the presented document. It was the compilation of the so-called accusation letters. Since when did they collect this, she wonders.

Lilia was being bullied because for someone who’s low in status she didn’t greet Irene first. When Irene selfishly changed the play’s script at the school festival, poor Lilia had performed poorly as she was unable to memorize her line in time. If Lilia does not obey what Irene said, Lilia was faced by the threat of demoting her noble parents――and this type of almost similar accusation continued for many more pages.

All of them were anonymous, and of course, without a name. I was so amazed by the stupidity of its content, I threw them all behind me.

「This is ridiculous, is this the so-called proof?」

I laughed gracefully while a large amount of papers fluttering down behind me.

「Max. Listen to me carefully. The thing with『Everyone said so』is that, it’s not a solid evidence. It’s just a rumor or to a certain extent, a slander」

「After all this, you still insist that you’re being accused by many! Don’t think just because you’re the D’Austriche Ducal family daughter, you can get away with everything!」

「Do you think you can still hold on to that piece of evidence, if I were, the D’Austriche Ducal family daughter, really want to get away with crimes? Moreover, over something that is so childish. Since when do the students of this academy become infants」

While saying that, I stomped on a piece of paper that had fallen down on the velvety carpet with my shoes. And then my lips formed into a smirk.

「If you really want me to look through that garbage, how about you collect that once again? but with signatures this time. And then, I’ll make sure to remember them carefully one by one――all the names that are on the document that is. Don’t say that you want to do something as pathetic as condemning one little girl like me over an anonymous piece of evidence?」

Max clucked his tongue in frustration over Irene arguments.  

「If you can run your mouth up to that point, can’t you at least let out an apology?」

「Apology? Eh, shall I apologize then. Lilia-sama. I apologize for teaching you, who’s been raised as a commoner, the rule of the noble society like『don’t talk to a person of a higher status than you unless they talk to you first』. Also about the play during the school festival, I’m sorry for thinking that memorizing such long script must be hard on you and thus, ended up changing it at the last minute for your convenience」

「Irene! Will you stop insulting Lilia?」

I’m the one who’s being insulted here.

In front of these large number of people, the Crown Princess herself was sentenced to an engagement annulment. If you didn’t have an intention to make everyone laughed at “Irene”, and making a pathetic attempt to make “Irene” being hated by everyone by collecting those letters of accusation―― this kind of development will not happen.  

But, Cedric whose face had turned red due to anger and Max whose fist was trembling, only had their eyes on Lilia who currently had unshed tears in her eyes. Looking carefully, the students in our immediate vicinity were all capture target characters.

Everyone could participate in this evening party. Then, I bet they’re in cahoot in this. And then they’ve planned to catch me the moment when the teachers were all gone.

(How crafty. ――no, but the one who’s been done is me, I guess)

Even if I stayed here, all that’s left is nothing. I let out all that emptiness and breathe in something new.  

「I think I’ve said too much. Then, it’s about time I excuse myself. Though it saddens me greatly that I am unable to show you my crying and begging form, as what you would’ve all desired」

Don’t cry until it’s over. Keep smiling. Don’t give them any sense of superiority over their action.

That’s why, the one who has to have the last laugh, must be me.

「Well then, farewell everyone. Cedric-sama――I really did was looking forward to meeting you, tonight」

At that, Cedric made some sort of foolish looking face.

But Irene as per usual lifted up the hem of her dress in a perfect manner and gracefully saw herself out.

Maybe because I clenched my teeth too hard to prevent myself from crying, my head kinda throbbed a little.

From now on, if I’m not mistaken, I’ll be forcibly expelled from the aristocratic school that I attended under Cedric reason of 『not wanting to see her face』.

But, there should be several other events going to happen in between that. There were still huge chunks of my memories that were still hazy but if I’m not mistaken, Irene will be stripped of her title as a duke’s daughter and continue down the path of destruction.

(That’s right. If this really is that game’s world, then I don’t have the time to cry)  

――Because in 3 months time, at the so-called ending, after everyone graduated from the academy, the villainess Irene would be dead.

「Are you kidding me」

I will not cry. I will not give up either. I will not die for the sake of those people’s happiness.

Think. Remember. Because I have these memories, I can still do something――Although I say that, I still don’t know what to do.

「……well, the enemy of your enemy’s your friend, isn’t it?」

The lips adorned with a red lipstick pulled into a smile.

It was a smile befitting of a villainess, but it kept her tears from falling.


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25 Comments

  1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for picking up this gem.
    It was devastating that the previous translator stopped and even deleted her website.
    May u stay healthy. (^w^)/

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    1. Thank you for your kind wish and your support. May YOU stay healthy as well. (*^ω^)人(^ω^*)

      Edit: Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions to improve this translation as well. 🤗

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  2. Thank you for picking this up~
    I have seen the manga release on mangadex and was wondering if the novel was already translated.
    So I’m more than happy to see it on novelupdates! σ(≧ε≦o)

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    1. I actually read the manga before I translated this. 😂😂 Since this is my first time translating so many words, lemme know if you find something wrong or something. Suggestions are very much appreciated.

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    1. I.. you’re welcome. (=`ω´=)
      And thank YOU for picking up the Albert Ke ni Reijou as well. I love that series as well!! o(≧▽≦)o
      Also, if you have any suggestions to improve this translation feel free to comment. Since this is the first time I translated something with this so many words armed with only elementary level Japanese, I kinda know I made mistakes somewhere. So really, suggestions are very much appreciated. (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)

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  3. Thank you for picking this up, I think the translation is very good, you will improve even more with time and practice. You only need to gain experience so you can become more confident.
    Ganbatte!! (ง •̀ω•́)ง✧

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  4. I love her already… what shitty accusations… why would she go down the path of destruction with that shitty note as proof… lol step on those bitches like they deserve to be stepped on 😀 I look forward to it 😀 please don’t disappoint me… Kick their asses!

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  5. Hi thank you for translating this. Just my suggestion, can u put the dialog is from whose speaking. Im not very fond of reading novel, sometimes i confuse which dialog for which character.
    Also, i want to request to translate a korean web novel title survive as hero’s wife, if u able to get it….. ><
    Again, thank u so much for translating!

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    1. my editor and I have been thinking about it, tbh. Cuz sometimes it took us quite a long time to identify who’s speaking. I thought the readers are awesome because none of them commented about it, so I assume they know, until you. I will start to put it in my future chapters.

      I don’t know korean, so I can’t translate it, but my editor knows korean so I think she can. Will discuss about it with her later. Do you have the raw link or something?

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  6. Thank you for translating! The novel is even more compelling than the manga. BTW – your translation is excellent, incredibly easy to read.

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  7. I really didn’t expect that fellow Malaysian is translating this and thank you for translating it, just start reading it today and love it very much

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  8. I hate how the original antagonist suffers a lot because of a little bullying she did a while ago, even if she repents doing so. I mean yeah so what if she said some mean things to the heroine, it’s not like she went on a killing spree and actually committed a crime. Stuff like that happens at school. Anyway I’m looking forward to reading this story.

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  9. Hello~
    First of all, thanx. I realy love this story, so Im thankful for opportunity to read this 🙂
    I just wanna ask if I can traslate this into my language. Coz I, sadly, cant do it another way, and thought it would be impolite not to ask for permission…

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  10. Hello~
    First of all, thanx. I realy love this story, so Im thankful for opportunity to read this 🙂
    I just wanna ask if I can traslate this into my language. Coz I, sadly, cant do it another way, and thought it would be impolite not to ask for permission…

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  11. Hello there. I introduce myself, I am Liiarz a translator and editor of the Scan “The quickly brown no fansub” that brings projects to Spanish for Latin people. I wanted to ask if we can translate this novel from its translation in English, obviously the corresponding credits will be added. We look forward to your prompt response and appreciate your efforts as Scan

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    1. OMG. AM I LATE IN APPROVING THIS? SURE YOU CAN, GO AHEAD AND TRANSLATE THIS. tho I do not guarantee the accuracy of my translation so you need to link yours to the original raws as well. I’m horrible and I’m truly sorry for the late reply.

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  12. Thanks for translating this! Your English is really good. Though I have to ask: does the author really alternate between the first person & third person POV in the raws?

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    1. I need to edit the first few chapters tbh. I’m new to translating web novels, so I can’t really grasp the first and third person POV in the raws cuz sometimes it looked like she was speaking in the first person POV and sometimes there is narration from the 3rd person POV. But I’m sticking to third person POV in the latter chapter. Hopefully, I’ll have some time to edit them later. LOL.

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