ARNRBKM – Chapter 31

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Translated by: Empress || Edited by: absolutenobody

CHAPTER 31

Novel Raw: 31 || 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

Not even one fragment of the glass fell down; the shards were suspended in mid-air.  

Two shadows slipped through in between those fragments and came down to the assembly hall.

The first one was a monster whose jet black wings were spread wide. However, the figure who stood behind the King while wearing a military uniform decorated with golden strap was as refined as the Knight’s role model.

In front of him was the owner of a beauty that wouldn’t be forgotten once he was seen.

It was the devilish King whose deep crimson eyes were sparkling.

At the sound of his fingers snapping, the fragments of the glass moved all at once to restore the ceiling to its normal form. The sound of Cedric’s hoarse voice reverberated in the assembly hall that had fallen completely silent.  

「Br, other……Why are you here?……」(Cedric)

「――Is it under your order that the troops were sent to the forest?」(Claude)

The surrounding people who were frozen in place since the Demon King’s entrance started to become noisy.  

Especially, the noblemen on the platform; they had an obvious response. The Ministers including Prime Minister Rudolph were exchanging looks with each other; and then, they were sending out some sort of instructions.      

「If you’re a Crown Prince, don’t do such thoughtless conduct. Are you giving me an excuse to destroy the country?」(Claude)   

Cedric’s face paled.

However, perhaps Claude didn’t feel like rebuking him any more than that, so he directly fixed his gaze on Irene.

「I kept you waiting. Sorry」(Claude)

「……No. You didn’t make me wait that long」(Irene)

「That dress, it suits you」(Claude)

Her cheeks immediately reddened due to his surprise attack of gently smiling at her. As if trying to gloss over the heat on her cheeks, she tried to wink at him, but she wasn’t able to respond well. When he saw her action, Cedric who was still clutching on Irene’s hem was gazing at her in wonderment.    

「……Irene……Don’t tell me, you……」 (Cedric)

「Have you finished putting on your signature?」(Claude)

「N, not yet」(Irene)

「It’s better if you get it done immediately. So officially, you’re not Cedric’s fiancee anymore. I don’t have the preference of escorting other people’s――let alone my half-brother’s fiancee」(Claude)

Those words were sweetly whispered to her as if he was whispering intimacies; she standoffishly turned her face away from him a little to hide her embarrassment.  

「I, I know. Wait for a little while」(Irene)

「Wait……Wait, Irene. You, truly, haven’t abducted Lilia?」(Cedric)

Irene looked at Cedric underneath her feet.

His uneasy appearance overlapped with the one in her memories。――The truth is, everyone thinks that Brother is way more excellent than I do. They were laughing behind my back. (Smol Cedric). That side profile of his looked lonely.    

Don’t lose, even you can do it. Because I’m your ally after all. (Smol Irene)―― She wished she could properly convey it to him like that.

「……Isaac」(Irene)

When she called out his name, Isaac was grumbling a little from a distance and made a slightly unpleasant face. But perhaps he immediately resigned to himself, so he then approached the location where Irene and Claude stood.   

「During this kind of time, the best plan is to go soft on him. Since you can probably use this as the trump card」(Isaac)

「That’s alright. My trump card is all of you, after all」(Irene)

「You……Lombard Earl House’s」(Cedric)

Isaac roughly delivered the bundle of papers on top of Irene’s hand, took a glance at Cedric and turned his heel away. Irene submitted the stack of papers that she had received to Cedric whose eyes were chasing Isaac’s figure.   

「These are the threatening letters that had been delivered to Lilia-sama. We collected what had been thrown away at the dump site」   

「――So, so what?」

「These are the problematic threatening letters containing my name. This is the stationery that was made by Lombard’s Company. The most top has been glued, so you can flip it one by one. There are 20 sheets of papers for one set. And as a part of the design, the design will be stamped out as it is, and the area around that stamp will be soaked in a perfume to give off a scent」    

As she said that, Irene spread open the crumpled threatening letter and showed it to Cedric.

At the lower right corner, a rose design was hollowed out. And then, around that area, there was a discoloration due to the stain left by the perfume. That was included in the design.  

「Everything on this design was manually done, including gluing them together while they were in an overlapping condition down to the work of soaking them with perfume. So, when you stack them up together――you can perfectly pile them up to make the same set. Even the design and the location of the stain left by the perfume. But, if there’s a different set, you can’t pile them up even if they have the same design」

There’s a set with a perfect overlap when it had the same design and there’s another set that couldn’t even overlap with each other even when it had the same design. Irene properly showed them to Cedric and finally showed the written invitation to the evening party she received from Cedric.  

「Under the circumstances of inviting me to this evening party, Lilia-sama had kindly sent me a letter」

She opened up that letter to show it to him. And then, she overlapped it with one of the threatening letters to show it to him.  

What’s important was neither the handwriting nor the content of the letter. Both of that stationery exactly overlapped with each other.  

Cedric’s eyes widened.

「I’m going to keep Lilia-sama’s letter as it is。――However, I’m going to give you these threatening letters, Cedric-sama. Do as you please with it」(Irene)  

「……Wh, what does this mean?」

「Think about that yourself. Because I am no longer your fiancee after all」

Cedric stared at Irene as if she had slapped one side of his face.

Irene silently smiled back at him.

「Cedric-sama。――I did love you dearly」(Irene)

「……」

「Please be happy with Lilia-sama. Good bye」(Irene)

When she backed off, Cedric’s hand fell on the floor just like that.  

Irene turned around and headed towards the platform. No one could stop the inevitable.

There were two sheets of documents that had been properly prepared on the platform. The first sheet was the document for business transfer. After cursorily checking the clauses, Irene quickly signed it.

And then, the other sheet was the document of the engagement annulment; there were not many clauses that she needed to check.

(With this, everything will be over)

She wrote her own name across Cedric’s name and placed back the quill pen to where it originally was.  

――With this, Irene Lauren D’Autriche is free.

Those who watched her attentively were the great aristocrats at the side of the platform; she gracefully bowed to them.

Irene put her hand on the handrail of the stairs when she came down; Claude held out his hand from below.  

「Irene Lauren D’Autriche; Daughter of the Duke. May I have the honor of dancing the very first dance with you who are finally free」

To request the very first dance with a lady was a strategy for a pre-established love harmony.

And yet, like the time of her first social debut, she felt innocently shy.   

She slightly nodded and overlapped her hand with his. Cedric’s figure  no longer could be seen as he was concealed by Claude’s figure.

That’s why she didn’t even realize…

「……I will not be fooled」

That the letters were crushed by Cedric’s hand.

「I’ll make you realize. The one who made a mistake is you……!」

Not even his dark murmurs and his distorted laugh.


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42 Comments

  1. Mwahaha! Serves you right, Cedric! Just stay on the ground like a worm you are. But sadly, such prideful creature just had to plot some kind of revenge plan. You let go of Aileen first so have no right to ruin her happiness now. Just hide with your Lilia and don’t show up again (one can dream).
    Lovebirds were savage! Especially Claude with his “who are you again?”. Just perfect for each other and if only they could come to the same conclusion faster!
    Dance the night away~

    And can I say that I love you for uploading it all toghether? It’s better than Christmas ❤

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  2. Thanks for triple chapters.
    Good job Aileen, you say in front that dumb prince “I don’t love you anymore, you dirty worm covered by fenrir saliva”.
    And to that prince(lol) still dreaming Aileen love him when he cheated with another women… Is his brain is rotten?
    Lastly I hope Claude and Aileen hurrying became fiance and married each other.
    BTW I think bitch that with dumb prince(I forgot her name and don’t have intent to search her name in this chapter) is reincarnated person. If not then she is incredible bitch.

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    1. He is also the one who was pressing into her and declaring her his woman… when the party was literally to annul his engagement with her.

      Either he has a really weird broken way of showing love (or even more S than Demon King and her dad), is being manipulated like crazy, or wants the mighty harem and is doing everything wrong for it. Or a mixture of all of the above. Also doing that shows how little you care about Lilia you know (who also is trying to pull a reverse harem). Made for each other I guess.

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    2. Well, as a spoiled rich noble, it did not occur to him that he made any mistake. His mindset will always be “i am always right, its every one else who is wrong!”

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    3. Thank you for the updates!
      I love this face slapping fest thank you very much. I can’t really blame her for not noticing what’s happening to him if someone like Claude is in front of you.

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  3. Sounds like someone doesn’t take rejection well, especially when it’s coming from his better older brother.

    Speaking of which, did Aileen actually say she’d support him when they were younger or was that only something she wished she’d said? It wasn’t 100% clear.

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    1. She said it in the past, and in a way she still meant it. This is partly why she delivered the letter evidence to him at that timing, and then allowed him to keep the evidence other than the invite. As per four chapters ago she doesn’t suspect Cedric’s involvement with the letters or kidnapping, so this is kind of her way of “helping him out” by alluding to the truth of the situation he does not see.

      A final complicated support for a troublesome situation.

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      1. Ah, I see. Well, that’s what you get when you take people for granted. He had an inferiority complex towards his brother and when his fiancee tried her best to support him he just began resenting her as well, completely ignoring that both have their own human vulnerabilities and flaws. And yet he still can’t see that Aileen is her own person, so I suppose it’s only a matter of time before he destroys himself and (probably) gets disinherited in favor of Claude. He certainly didn’t make any friends today.

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  4. Thanks for the chapters, your great.

    Man, by going for Claud it’s double dammage to Cedric. She avoids her bad end and wind up spreading salt on an old would of Cedrick’s. Jerk can’t even realize it’s all his own fault.

    Although I will feel slight sympathy if it winds up being mental manipulation by bitch mc. He still neglected and looked down on her for years and she deserves better.

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    1. Agree. I can’t get used to it tbh. Lol. Feels like she’s someone else’s now. but that’s her official name so what can we do? Or should I make a poll to see if I should just use Irene regardless what the official say?

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  5. Esto a sido lo mejor….me siento como en el cielo y aun mejor si enel proximo capitulo nos muestran un BESO o algun otro coqueteo 😋😍 entre ellos (7u7) y podré morir en paz.

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  6. Cedrici is such a dumbass. He made the conscious decision to be with Lilia and then gets mad when Aileen leaves him WTF ???? Truly cannon fodder material. I hope Claude gives Aileen the whole world…

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  7. Thank you very much for this delightful chapter. Looking forward to more!

    Love the ‘smol’ term up there (although the right term would either be small or child but whatever smol’s cute and a relatively meme type term ahaha).

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    1. it wasn’t being stated whether they have that conversatiom when they were little or not. I assume the conversation took place when they were little so I put that over there with chibi them in mind. LOL.

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  8. Great to see Aileen proceed to a clear victory.
    I think that Prince Cedric has an inferiority complex to his elder brother. This is probably why he fell in love with Aileen and then Lilia.
    Cedric probably fell for Aileen when she vowed to support him and told him she believe in him. That soothed his inferiority complex making him beleive he was worth something.
    Problem came later when as they grew up, he began feeling infeiror to Aileen as well. From what I read, Aileen never really showed her ‘cute’ or ‘vulnerable’ side to Cedric because of her father’s upbrininging.
    It takes a LOT to make that girl ‘cry’ as Claude can attest.
    Lilia then came along acting all ‘cute’ and ‘needy’ which again soothed his inferiority complex and making Cedric fall for her.
    That being said Cedric still feels inferior to two people : Claude and Aileen.
    Cedric can’t do anything about Claude but Aileen ? This is partly why he is eager to drive Aileen into a corner, to take away her business etc. So he can feel superior to Aileen.
    This is why Cedric NEEDS to believe that Aileen is stil in love with him and wants to get back together.
    So he can sooth his inferiority complex.
    That being said. It was great to see him being spat upon (good wolfy) and being told he’s not even in Aileen’s sights anymore.

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  9. Anyone else feel their heart hesitate a little at the flashback between Cedric and Irene? I felt a little bad knowing that at his most vulnerable, his truest feeling is that he will never compare to his older brother. It doesn’t excuse his behavior nor make his actions any better but damn, it felt like a sudden curve ball since he didn’t have even one speck of likability before that.

    On another note, Claude being all possessive and giving Irene those googly eyes is just what I needed to end my night with! Thanks so much for those individuals who scraped up the currency for the sponsored chapters and thanks for the triple update. As someone above commented, It’s better than Christmas!

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    1. I can pity him as a child but he needs to grow up. Aileen said as much when she talked about it being a party planned by the crown prince and not an insular high school thing. He can’t live with his head up his ass for much longer, and eventually everyone needs to identify and address their own shortcomings, just a little sooner here since he’s a prince.

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  10. I wonder…why did the most of this style lite novels always have this kind of crown princes? Not just from Japanese lite novels but also feom Chinese and Korean novels as well. How could the country still be a country when there were so many jerk crown princes? I cannot get it.

    Ten thousands time “Thank you”, translator-sama for your hard work. I really love you. (Present tense) lol

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  11. Thank you for translating ! Geez! Its good that the prince finally got his paycheck! Now we only need to see the heroine’s turn to be banged !

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  12. Nicely done, Ail… Irene.

    What a backfiring self-humiliating mess this all has been for the crown prince. I almost pitied him for a fraction of a second when he was madly scrambling after her love, indicating that there indeed is/was some semblance of a feeling of loss deep inside his heart. Then again, he’s like tailor made to annoy me, so that feeling of pity was fleeting.

    Thanks for the translation!
    And to the sponsors as well, thank you for doing what I couldn’t.
    Bonus: Thank you, Fenrir, for also doing what I couldn’t. 😀

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  13. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BANZAAAAAAAI BANZAAAAI (throws confetti everywhere) hah that was nice and Claude’s grand entrance and him going on offence to crush j**kprince’s spirit and reputation haaaaaaah that was the best ψ(^Ф∀Ф^)ψ spicially irene’s reaction to the dance >//< KYA ….it's sailing isn't it ..(☍﹏⁰)。.no not yet yep hold those tears me there's still an important show before they start sailing just forget about j**jprince for now who cares about his idiotic thought's he had a chance and he wasted it (THANKFULLY)he should just go with THAT THING look they even both got ignored by both of our ship before they finished their "story"(◣∀◢)ψ an idiotic j**kprince and……..whatever that thing is(llФwФ`) they'r a match for each other ψ(^Ф∀Ф^)ψ

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    1. thank u for da chap it was da BEST ୧⍢⃝୨ there’s only this here u go ω・)و ̑̑༉🍪
      ..
      -Cedric’s figure (was no longer can be) seen>> no longer could be

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