Experienced another disappointing news. I didn’t pass my job interview. Currently, nursing a broken heart and decided to post ALL of the unedited chapters and be done with vol. 2 main arc.
P/s: Suggestions to improve this translation will be highly appreciated and I do not guarantee the accuracy of my translation
Translated by: Empress ||
ARNRBKM – Vol.2 Ch. 25 (Unedited)
Novel Raw: Vol. 2 Ch. 25 || 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]
「James, there you are」
James, who had returned to his school uniform after finally rid off the duck constume, shifted his attention to Auguste, who similarly had freed himself from the duck.
A silver candlestick’s fire that flickered romantically and a sparkling chandelier on the ceiling brightly illuminate Auguste’s face. The orchestra’s music had slowly begun playing in the background. The after-event ball had finally begun.
「What is it. I’m already tired」
「Haha. Good work with the President’s speech. It’s pretty peaceful so far. There’s also no monster’s shadow in sight」
「The matter about Ashtart may have been a ruse, again」
「Ah, Kyle-senpai, thank you for your hard work! Where is Walt-senpai?」
「I’m here. We are finally being released from the ducks. But it seems like Airi-chan isn’t here, yet……」
James raised his eyebrows when they mentioned that subject.
「Is he serious? Better yet, is he sane? To think he’s going to be dressed as a woman」
「Airi has some serious courage……」
「From duck to be able to dress up as a woman……」
「Hmmm……I think it might unexpectedly suit him？」
James reflexively asked Walt, who talked foolishly.
「Is your eyes, okay? Sure he has a small stature, but he’s a guy」
「Assuming Airi manages to pass off as a girl, he does all those flying kicks, you know……will he be okay with the etiquettes?」
「I heard that the dresses are heavier than the inferior type of armors. Can he even move in it in the first place？」
「Well, I don’t expect much, either……I’m just going to sightsee the sightseers」
「If he looks ugly, I’m going to kick him out. He would be an embarrassment for the Misha Academy」
Everyone displayed a wry smile at James, who declared that with both of his arms crossed. At that moment, a commotion happened.
A girl dressed in a pure dress as if similar to the white lily, gracefully came in from the main door that glittered due to the chandelier. It was Selena.
Everyone breathes a sigh of admiration. Walt made a small whistle sound.
「Now she’s beautiful」
「So, she’s the first entry. She pretty much all set. If things go right, she’ll be the White Lily Princess……Shall I negotiate with her regarding the prize beforehand？」
August shook his head to Kyle’s statement.
「Isaac said unless it’s necessary, don’t reveal the information until the end」
「……In other words, the only thing we can do is to watch over it」
「Guys! who would’ve thought that the four of you would be together」
Selena, who had noticed them, ran up to them with a smile. Everyone exchanged looks with each other when she mentioned that.
Before they realized, they had grown accustomed to naturally gathered together.
「……Many things happened recently」
「Hehe. Thanks to Airi, we kinda get along a little」
「That’s your misunderstanding. I’m not getting along with you guys」
Selena’s earrings sparkled as she tilted her head to the side.
「Oh right, Auguste or President James. Can one of you dance with me later? I think I want to stand out」
「Eh, Ah~……I have some guard’s stuff to do」
「……I have the guard’s stuff to do as well」
James was dejected as he remembered that there was that kind of thing when a ball started in earnest. He was okay with it since he had no particular female student whom he wanted to dance with, but the trouble was trouble.
（Ah, but Airi should dance first to make him stand out……So I’m dancing with a guy, huh）
Similarly, being refused by Walt and Kyle, Selena put her hands on her hips and inflated her cheeks.
「What’s this, guys. Since when did all of you join the guards? Is it true that you guys did your job in duck’s costumes？」
「I’m exercising my right to remain silent」
「Honestly. You guys have somehow become weird since that Airi Kahlua appeared. Pull yourselves together」
Everyone laughed ambiguously at Selena’s preaching words. Perhaps, they felt awkward in some respects.
（I do think it’s troublesome……But）
James didn’t think that it was like she said because he thought that their current relationship wasn’t bad.
James would like to refrain from the friendship that was formed by a duck costume, but maybe, the something that had been dragged by Airi was starting to grow between them.
James knew that they each had their own circumstances. Auguste aside, neither James nor Walt and Kyle had a plan to get along.
But James was surprised to discover that he was starting to think that it was okay despite all that.
（……Maybe I’ve been corrupted? No way）
Or perhaps, James felt like there was a world that accepted him.
And despite been betrayed so many times James still hadn’t learned anything from his experiences yet.
「Well, maybe getting along is a good thing, right?」
Walt replied like that as if trying to excuse something. Kyle quietly cast down his eyes. Auguste happily made a small smile when he saw that.
Nobody denied it.
One could say that there was a feeling of solidarity and a sense of security. Maybe it was Airi’s fault or maybe Auguste was noisy or something.
「Hmmm……But I’ll take it if you invite me! Don’t make a lady lose her face if you’re a gentleman――Well then, I’ll soon have to greet the judges, so」
「Good luck, Selena――Ah, that’s right. Is the Demon King-sama going to come?」
Selena, who was about to turn on her heel, stopped and turned around at Auguste’s inquiry.
「He said he would if he could. He seems busy somehow. He has to deal with so many things like the attacked village and has to go back and forth to here and there, and so on. But, I wish he can make it in time to the dance after the White Lily Princess has been selected ……」
「I’m sure he’s busy. He also placed this place adequately under security, so no problem」
「It’s a big deal for me！Okay, see you guys later」
Selena turned her back around and walked bravely.
It was a good thing that she was brave but was that considered as alright in etiquette? But perhaps, being like that despite being in the dress was her charm.
「Hey. Wouldn’t it be bad for Airi if he doesn’t come soon？」
Auguste whispered as he looked at the provided wall clock in the marble reception hall. Kyle cast down his eyes calmly.
「As expected, maybe it’s impossible for him to dress up as a girl?」
「Shall I go and see what’s going on?」
Remained unsettled, James, who was leaning on the wall, get up from it. Everyone naturally tried to come along with him.
「Why do you guys come along too? We are going to be conspicuous」
「Isn’t it a good thing to share the lot with each other. We are the duck squadron. Right, Blue?」
「Don’t remind me about the, duck――……」
Auguste bumped into the back of James who had lost his voice. His same old complaint also vanished halfway. Walt, who was grinning, had his mouth opened like a fool and Kyle was frozen to the spot.
There was no commotion. Only the sound of her heels clicking on the marble floor gently filled the venue.
The hem of the light pink colored dress was softly fluttering like a feather. There was a number seven on her slender waist. That was the number that Rachel Danise supposed to wear.
In other words, the girl was a substitute.
The one who whispered It’s a lie, right? was perhaps, Auguste or Walt.
Trying to make a sound from his parched throat, James also gazed intently at that figure.
「――Good evening, everyone」
In the venue that was so quiet that one can hear a pin drop, the girl, with beauty similar to the twinkling stars smiled.
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