ARNRBKM – Heroine’s Participation

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Translated by: Empress || Edited by: absolutenobody

Heroine’s Participation

Novel Raw: ヒロインの参戦 || 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 [JPN] || 作为恶役大小姐就该养魔王 [CN]

The shock she received from losing the Holy Sword caused the memory from her past life to return. 

Speaking of which, she’s sure that it didn’t matter whether one was a protagonist or not because one would certainly lose one’s mind after receiving such revelation. Or perhaps, she herself had finally accepted this world. 

「Then everyone, farewell」(Irene)

In the midst of falling cherry blossoms, the Demon King and his fiancee who were flying underneath the blue sky disappeared after elegantly bidding them farewell.

And perhaps, after finally feeling relieved from stress, her fiance who was standing next to her was clicking his tongue. 

「To think that she would sneak away in the middle of the ceremony… she’s a preposterous woman as usual. Lilia, are you okay?」(Cedric)

「Eh? Ah, yes」(Lilia)

As she always did, she fixed her facial expression to try to look as dejected as possible. And then, her companion would start to frown while looking as if he was ashamed of himself. 

「……I’m sorry. It’s because I’m so worthless that we’ve come to this situation」(Cedric)

「Please don’t say that, Cedric. It’s my fault for angering Irene-sama」(Lilia)

「It’s not your fault」(Max)

 Clad in a Holy Knight’s uniform, Max answered immediately from behind them. 

She shook her head while trying to stop herself from bursting out in laughter.

And then, she played her role as “Lilia Rainsworth” with her utmost effort. 

(First of all, I need to capture the other characters)

She remembered. She knew. The Prime Minister’s candidate for the next generation was a character with a sharp disposition, the already successful merchant was a cool-headed adult character, and the character who will become the future Minister of Foreign Affairs was a cheerful but a black-bellied guy. I wonder if I were to say anything to anyone, would they be running to me as my ally? I ought to have captured all of the useful characters.  

Thinking back, her life was filled with ups and downs. However, it was pretty smooth sailing so far.  

If she were to give her all in doing something, everyone would recognize her effort, or if she were to discuss something, everyone would listen to her. She was well-known as a good girl to everyone. 

Except for that Demon King, Claude Jeanne Elmeier.  

And that villainess Irene Lauren D’Autriche as well. 

She observed her surroundings while she narrated the whole story on how she lost the Holy Sword. She recognized that those who had agreed to retaliate were the people who were against having Claude to be reinstated as the new Crown Prince. The previous her would strongly go against this kind of tactic.  

But I’ll stop now. 

(After all, even after how much I wanted to give you my help, everything I’ve done wasn’t appreciated)

Her current self could see, even if it’s just a little, the objective of her previous self. The previous her was certainly childish. 

She had thought that despite all the sad things happening in the world, there were no bad people. 

――The protagonist in this story is me.

「……Fufu. In other words, I’m the heroine?」(Lilia)

「Did you say something, Lilia?」(Cedric)

「Hey, Cedric. I want you to answer me honestly」(Lilia)

This is an Otome Game’s world called the “Holy and Devil’s Regalia”. She used to play this game in her previous world called Japan where the civilization was far more advanced than this world. However, she could still remember everything clearly. 

It was an unreasonable high school life in which her dysfunctional family cared more about her getting a bad grade than her actual being. Where everything was pretty much forbidden, the only thing that could give her peace of mind was by playing games. She particularly preferred the ‘otome’ games where she could become a princess. 

However, even that life ended with a car accident. 

(But, to think that I ended up reincarnated in a game’s world. Isn’t that a thing of a game itself, though?)

Amongst the various otome games she had played, the “Holy and Devil’s Regalia” was the series she had played the most. And how lucky of her to be reincarnated in this world.  

It was clear to her now. Scenarios up until the engagement annulment event day stayed true to the game according to her memories. However, for some reason, Irene Lauren D’Autriche wasn’t obsessed with Cedric Jeanne Elmeier; but instead, she managed to be engaged to the very person who was supposed to be the cause of her demise, Claude Jeanne Elmeier. 

The villainess successfully captured the Last Boss, the only capture target that the heroine couldn’t capture. It was too good to be true to brush it off as a coincidence. 

(I need to confirm――whether she’s the same as me or not)

The way Lilia’s lips curved created an optical illusion as if she was smiling to the person she was in love with. 

「Cedric, do you truly like me?」

「What are you saying now, Lilia」

The first thing that she needed was time. And to make use of the game’s trick. 

「――the truth is, you actually like Irene-sama, don’t you?」

Hey, Miss Villainess. The player of this game is me. 


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20 Comments

  1. Thanks for chapter.
    Wow even after she remembers her previous life, bitch is still bitch. Her brain already rotten without any way to fix it.
    Btw, I happy that finally see this novel second volume, after to love this novel.
    I looking forward to see Irene trampling that bitch.

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    1. Get over yourself Lilia. Seriously. You were even worse than filth the minute you decided to participate in Cedric’s scheme to kidnap and rape Irene. And shamelessly flirting with Claude. And forging those letters of threat. Worse than scum. Honestly why didn’t Irene and Claude kill those three fools? 🙄

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  2. Thanks for the chapter! I think the so-called heroine will make the classic mistake of assuming this world is just a game, that will follow certain cues, not a world with living, thinking, feeling creatures that think for themselves… Irene is just the villainess, so will have no allies, etc. She doesn’t understand that Irene has earned the affection and admiration of the other capture characters due to her own character and hard work, whereas Lilia is considered an enemy…

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  3. Did she thinks that if she can remember her past life and speculated that Irene is the same, the villainess wouldn’t have some advances moves prepared?

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    1. Yeah it makes no sense. How can we explain away the whole sending herself threatening letters, trying to seduce the Devil King, and trying to sexually assault Irene nonsense if she’s only now gaining back her memories. That would mean that the original heroine is just as psychotic. It makes more sense in the manga when she regained it a lot earlier. Maybe there’s a mistranslation.

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      1. Tbh, I think a girl who would go after a guy with a pretty well known fiancee while maintaining a somewhat ambiguous relationship with another guy (max) is already pretty psychotic. Not to mention those white lotus phrases she use to ‘subtly’ incite Max during the Fenrir incident. At the very least, she’s not at all innocent. So if we follow the thought process that she wants to be surrounded by high-spec guys without caring who she hurts in the process, the rest of her actions make a ton of sense:
        Sending herself threatening letters has two aims:
        1. Gaining additional pity from Cedric right after the whole fiancee change scenario where he’d have to deal with the backlash of unreasonably swapping out his established fiancee for a girl of much lower status and with way worse etiquette -which prevents him from blaming her for his troubles and
        2. Cementing Cedric’s hate for Irene and destroying all possibility of them getting back together. This one was necessary as Irene is superior to her in talent, status, and looks (the heroine really only wins out in her…social awareness/ability to read people’s feelings, I guess?)
        She went after the Demon King because, for someone wanting to be surrounded by high-spec guys, a crazy handsome, super powerful prince would absolutely top the list. He turned her down, though, so she could really only treat him as an enemy.
        And, finally, participating in the scheme to force Irene to be the second consort has several aims in my opinion.
        If the plan actually succeeded, then she would have:
        1. Spared herself the hard work by having Irene take over and
        2. Improved her image in Cedric’s (and the public’s) eyes as a selfless woman who would even willingly share her man just to secure his status. This way, she’d gain even more of Cedric’s love because he’d think “she gave everything up for me” .
        3. Ruined Irene’s chance to be with said high-spec guy who previously rejected her, aka the psychotic girl mantra 1: “If I can’t have him, no one can” or even mantra 2: “He only turned me down because you’re in the way”.
        If the plan didn’t succeed (like it didn’t) then the biggest gain would be for Claude to find out, hate them, and turn into the actual demon king. After which, killing him would basically cement her status as future queen, regardless of the protests.
        So, other than a momentary loss, the plan was purely advantageous from Lilia’s perspective. It’s Cedric and Max (especially Max) who had little reason to participate as Cedric was genuinely risking his life if the plan didn’t work and Max didn’t stand to gain any benefit from it- other than helping Lilia, that is. (Lilia could probably have weaseled her way out by saying she was forced because…what sane person would willingly let her hubby sleep with another woman?)
        Well, wow, this turned into a suuuuper long post. My bad, y’all. I’m just really into this novel since it’s one of the few otome game novels I can completely resonate with logically.
        TL;DR: Heroine was certainly already psychotic, much like someone with inferiority complexes would prove their self-worth by robbing things from someone “superior” to them.
        Now she’s a level 2 psycho, it seems…

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    1. Yeah it makes no sense. How can we explain away the whole sending herself threatening letters, trying to seduce the Devil King, and trying to sexually assault Irene nonsense if she’s only now gaining back her memories. That would mean that the original heroine is just as psychotic. It makes more sense in the manga when she regained it a lot earlier. Maybe there’s a mistranslation.

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      1. I triple checked when I translated this chapter and I swear this chapter shocked the heck out of me. The original heroine was a psychotic bitch, there’s no doubt about it now. Maybe the so called “corrective force”<– idk if that's the correct term btw, was in place when Irene decided to go off tangent by not following the original script thus making the heroine go whack or something. The manga made a lot more sense tbh. 😂😂😂

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  4. Remember that Irene was still really smart and dedicated unlike what you’d expect of a villainess even before the annulment event made her remember stuff. That would indicate that the reincarnation still has influence on the character even when they’re not aware of it.

    …in short, current Lilia’s nature was screwy even before she died.
    Welcome back, Empress~.

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  5. …is this gonna turn into that things pov from now on ? if it’s imma gonna run away wid ma life !(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻(/‵Д′)/~ ╧╧
    also truck kun and car kun are really competing with their numbers now (though ONE of dem just keeps sending maniacs to our MC’s 〴⋋_⋌〵)
    oh ! thank you for the chap i missed you !(人◕ω◕)(人◕ω◕)(人◕ω◕)

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  6. So is Lilia aiming to drop Cedric and get another more influential person on her side?
    I’m really curious to see how she’ll get away from Cedric and Marx lol

    Thank you so much for the new chapters !

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  7. Kinda reluctant to continue to read this.. Just when Irene had prevented Claud’s transformation 🙈🙈

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