ARNRBKM – Chapter 23

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Translated by: Empress || Edited by: absolutenobody

CHAPTER 23

Novel Raw: 23 || Manga: I’m a Villainous Daughter, so I’m going to keep the Last Boss || Manga Raw: 悪役令嬢なのでラスボスを飼ってみました

Properly edited (kinda, what do you guys think?) : April 8th, 2019

She wasn’t delighted with the way their conversation ended just now, but she made sure to finish her greeting to Claude properly.

(1)Now that she could see the clear sky that was due to the happy King, Irene wanted to discuss work immediately. So, she turned towards everyone who all had a strange look on their face.

「Now, let’s talk about work」

「You’re quick to switch over to work as usual!And, what’s with the conversation just now?」

「Stop it, Isaac-Bocchan!」(2)

「Who are you calling Bocchan, pretentious Hero of Justice-ossan!」(3)

「It seems like phenomenons such as tornado and lightning strike will happen when the Demon King’s emotions are being disturbed」  

Isaac silently grabbed both of Jasper’s shoulders. Luc muttered with a grim look on his face

「……Who do you think is better compared to Prince Cedric ?」

「……。It’s tough to compare」

「But, the Demon King-sama seems like an upright person. He’s such a beautiful creatureーI want to make a sculpture of him」

「That’s enough everyone, let’s focus on work. I don’t have time to waste for all of you」

When she declared that, while exchanging looks with each other, everyone reluctantly turned around to face Irene.   

「Donny, I’d like you to renovate the castle according to Claude-sama’s wish. Beelzebub-sama, please interpret the words of the monsters for him」

「Can’t be helped. It’s the King’s command, come, child」

「I, even though I look like this, I’m 16 years old though……」

「Jasper will be investigating the embezzlement issue. Keith-sama too will cooperate with you」

「……understood. Looking forward to working with you, attendant-san」

「Yes,yes, best regards. Let’s exploit those people thoroughly, okay!」

Jasper showed a cramped smile at the sparkling Keith. But, Irene thought that it would be alright even if she left those two men alone to do their job; then, Irene began to talk about the most challenging issue.

「Isaac, Luc, Quartz; I’ll have all of you to help me launch my new business」

「New……is it? If it’s the prescriptions of the things that I’ve made such as the soap, I remembered them you know? How about making the same thing as that? If you wish for some improvements, I can make it just a little」

「……。There are still some materials left, too」

Isaac spoke before Irene could.

「We can’t. Although Prince Cedric is a jerk, he’s not stupid. During the evening party that’s gonna be held in two months, Irene is to sign the transfer document of the new medicine development business. The business monopolization should naturally be included in that document. By the way, with only a slight improvement and if it happens to have a fault, the possibility for the sales to be stopped or taken away is high. That’s why, if we want to do it, we need to do another business. We must develop something that can’t be called medicine. So, what are we going to make?」

Irene laughed while thinking that the discussion moved faster with him around.

「I have something I want to do. Cosmetics」

「Cosmetics?」

「Noble ladies spend their money like hot spring water for their good looks. That’s like regular medicine for those ladies. We’re going to take advantage of that fact. But, I want to avoid the situation in which I’ll be stripped of my noble reputation」

Doing business with nobles is prone to a political problem as the nobles tend to siphon off profits. It was an idea that Irene voluntarily withdrew in consideration of Cedric’s position so as not to make as many political opponents as possible for him.

But even then, her Brothers and even her Father told her it was an interesting idea at the beginning. So it should be promising.  

「……It’s worth doing. I’m in. Luc, Quartz. What about you guys?」

With his arms crossed, Isaac shifted his attention to Luc and Quartz who were going to be in the center of the development.  

「Even after that explanation, I still can’t get the point……I mean, I understand why medicine is out of the question, but」

「Let’s think about it like this, Luc. These things called cosmetics are the kind of medicine that can clean women’s skin」

The women in this world, just a little while ago, would apply beeswax to the face powder as though they were painting a picture.

But, applying makeup was different from painting. Cosmetics were products with chemicals that considered the condition of the skin. In Irene’s previous life, like her body, her delicate skin gave her quite a hard time; she eventually leaned towards a hand-made product. So, she remembered the basics.

And now, in this place, cosmetics were still paintings and wasn’t even in the field of science.

「Please cure skin diseases――or something close to it in a sense. We apply ointment to the roughened hands to prevent callouses, right? It’s something similar as that」

「……I see I think I understand. I’ll try to do it……What about you Quartz?」

「……。First, it’ll be made from water because it’s called a face lotion. The result should be similar to the smooth feel after washing our hands……like liquid cosmetic made from loofah extract​ and such?」

「Yes, that’s right!」

I have a feeling that I’ve heard about it.

(Something like deep ocean water or hyaluronic acid, but still I don’t know how we can obtain it, though!)

I want them to develop it sooner or later. But, it seems like it might take a considerable number of years.   

「Basically, it should be rich and moisturizing. Water and essential oil――it’ll be good if we can mix in an aroma. Ah, maybe we can sell the perfumes as well? There isn’t something like aroma massage or something like that, right?」

「Aroma……?What is that?」

「I’ll explain about it again later. Please complete that by the time I have to attend the evening party. Since I’ll be using it with Claude-sama being next to me, there should be a synergy between us」

「Are you planning to become an advertising sign? That Demon King-sama is excessively beautiful, after all」

「That’s right! That’s why at least, please make it to the level that I won’t lose to him when I stand next to him」  

Isaac drew back at Irene’s desperation.

「So that’s your purpose!?」

「That’s right, is there something wrong with that? I have the self-confidence to sell those products. Beauty is a matter of life and death for a lady, after all!」

「Irene-sama is beautiful enough」

「……The Demon King is, so to speak, is nonhuman. So it’s better if you don’t compete with him……」

「It doesn’t matter if he’s a Demon King or a human, but for men to have that kind of beautiful skin and hair, it’s just nothing but a disgrace for a woman like me?!Like what’s going on?……I can’t afford to lose as a woman……!」

「……。I see, certainly, we can make money with this」

When Isaac secretly murmured at everyone, they quietly nodded their heads.

Unexpectedly, Irene managed to convince them about the usefulness of the new business by expressing her mind.   


Translator corner:

  1. 早速仕事の話だと、アイリーンは晴天が見えるうらぶれた王の間で、微妙な面持ちになっている皆に振り返る。 <– maybe  Thank you @tia for the suggestion!
  2. bocchan
  3. ossan

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20 Comments

  1. Phew, the overused trope of knowing how to make complicated specialist products in another world even though they were just a regular XYZ on Earth, that ALLLLLMOST happened and it was like watching Neo from the Matrix. In the end, the idea Irene comes up with is stereotypical worldbuilding isekai, but I do like the fact she doesn’t just outright start making soaps and shampoos as if she’s worked in the handmade cosmetics industry for years, like SOME *cough* most*cough* isekais do.

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  2. Muchas gracias, espero que se te pase la migraña 😯 pero sin duda este capítulo ha sido muy divertido e informativo ya sea por los planes del negocio, los celos de Irene de que Claude este mas bonito que ella 😂😂 (ya que Claude puede escuchar todo….¿Qué habra sentido al pir eso?😄 ) y……….QUE AL PARECER TODOS ESTAN MUY ENCARIÑADOS CON IRENE☻ JOJOJO se vienen muchos celos(~ >\\\<)~

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  3. Some of her real reasons leaked out near the end, but all’s good. While it may be an old and tired isekai trope to have offworlders immediately and almost magically produce all manners of cosmetics and whatnot,… this time I don’t mind, for some reason.

    So, what’s the TTSS (Time To Soy Sauce)? And will there be rice? I’m waiting with bated breath. XD

    Given her future hubby’s unique physiology, I cannot wait to see how she tries to compete with him. Thanks to that angle, whether it be food, culture or beauty products – I can take everything as long as she manages to show us an entertaining fight.

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  4. Thank you for all your hard work, I love this series and your doing a fantastic job translating it. It’s very smooth and easy to read.

    After seeing this trope in so many isiki webnovels I got curious and started getting into home made cosmetics and soaps my self. Now whenever it pops up I wind up laughing cauz I know how to do that. I do like that she was actually given a reason for knowing some about how its made rather than MC power she at least had a backstory that would give knowing some substance.

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  5. Ahahahaha Irene’s reasoning ‘I can’t lose yo a man’s beauty!’ hit me hard. Yup, there’s someone I can relate to. As someone who isn’t blessed with beautiful skin I can only rely on the power of cosmetics to look decently beautiful. You go girl! Don’t let that Ikemen faze you

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  6. hehehe Irene being jealous of Claude’s beauty is cute & understandable (︶︹︺) i mean even im kinda jealous ●︿● tch fictional beauty ಠ╭╮ಠ

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    1. thank u 4 da chap ^^ please rest well and get well soon (•ө•)♡ here’s some notes get well soon (๑´ㅂ`๑)
      ….
      早速仕事の話だと、アイリーンは晴天が見えるうらぶれた王の間で、微妙な面持ちになっている皆に振り返る>(about this part the translation is correct but the order of the sentence is kinda ^^;) here’s a suggestion:-
      -”now that she could see the clear sky due to the happy king, Irene wanted to discuss work immediately . so she turned towards everyone who all had a strange look on their faces”.
      -It seems like (phenomena) such as tornado>>>phenomenons
      -(Look) forward to working with you, attendant-san>>>looking
      -with only a slight improvement and if it happens to have a (faulty)>>>fault
      -position (as not to) make as many political opponents>>>so as not to

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  7. I like the fact that the author had amde a realistic reason as to why she has knowledge on how to make cosmetics from scratch. I’m a skin care fanatic, but even I have no idea how to make it from scratch.

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    1. It’s even better, in fact – she has SOME knowledge but she still needs guys that are literally geniuses in the medicine and botany field to do some R&D for her, with her basically just pointing them in the right direction and throwing a couple ideas for them to start with.
      It’s really refreshing after all these Isekai protagonists that end up in a whole different world and promptly end up producing equivalents (if not more) to modern cosmetics – despite never having anything to do with the industry (other than as a user of the finished product) not to mention only having access to rudimentary local tools and local materials that might not be direct equivalents to our world’s counterparts.

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