The Yandere Prince’s Fleeing Cinderella [Chapter One]

Title: The Yandere Prince’s Fleeing Cinderella

Original: ヤンデレ王子の逃げ腰シンデレラ

*Had a little trouble with the title. Its more literally The Yandere Prince’s Preparing to Flee Cinderella but I took some liberties.

Author: 柳月ほたる

Link: https://novel18.syosetu.com/n8639ds/

Summary:

The plain office lady Suzu has fallen into a one-sided love with the kinder than anyone, super-handsome Chief Serizawa. Popular among the female staff, he’s nicknamed Prince Serizawa.

Though she had decided to mind her own social position by ending it with just longing, one day during overtime she witnesses Serizawa’s outrageous behavior.

An odd love comedy about a good natured OL trying to draw back and a yandere boss who will absolutely not let her go.






Chapter One: I Can’t Become Cinderella

In the course of one’s life, there are several turning points.

For example, some might say life events like entering university, finding a job or getting married. Others might point to an encounter with a friend, teacher or even a book.

In some cases, only when you look back do you realize “that was a turning point”.

Turning points vary from person to person, but for the heroine of our story – Takano Suzu – it was a single drinking straw.


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It was a Wednesday near the end of May, around the time people were slowly getting sweatier. Pushing herself out of the cramped and crowded train, Suzu disembarked to the platform.

After carefully checking that her hair hadn’t become disheveled, she fixed her bag onto her shoulder. Then, she sighed.

“I’m tired as expected…I should move closer to the neighborhood.”

It was her fifth year at the company. She commuted to work at the same time everyday, but had yet to become accustomed to the train. Naturally, a seat couldn’t be found so easily on such a crowded train, so she typically stood while taking care not to stand too close to strangers.

When the train shook and swayed, the high heels she’d chosen for the sake of appearance proved difficult to balance in. They’d been purchased last week in an effort to make her short legs seem just a bit longer, but she should have chosen heels that were a little easier to walk in afterall.

She carried this small regret in her heart and climbed the staircase headed towards the concourse. On the wall of the walkway, she noticed an enormous cosmetics advertisement. It hadn’t been there the previous day and read 『You Too Can Be Cinderella』featuring a sparkling photo of a popular, young actress.

It really wasn’t convincing coming from an actress who had always been beautiful, was it? The ill-tempered thought appeared and disappeared from her mind.

“Cinderella, huh…?”

Cinderella, an existence women across the world yearned to be.

Bullied by her stepmother and stepsisters, she changed into a beautiful dress with the help of a witch and took a horse-drawn carriage – transformed from a pumpkin – to the royal ball. There, she and the prince fell in love at first sight and married. It was that kind of simple story. That was the template of Cinderella’s tale.

However, the ordinary OL who was able to evaluate herself and others wondered…

After the story concluded with a「Happy Ending」and she married the prince, was Cinderella really happy? She hadn’t gotten much of an education during her servant-like years, so was she not bewildered at suddenly being thrown into upper class life? Could she handle the people who swarmed around her for political power? Did she not worry for even a moment about the disparity between herself and her husband, the prince?

Yes, each person had a rank that suited them.

For example, Suzu was not too fat or skinny and had a face in the middle of the middle pack. Her hair had never been dyed and she wore clothes giving off an air of cleanliness while ignoring current fashion trends.

Anyone who saw her would say that a prince would not suit such an ordinary person. In a fairy tale, she would be Town Girl B and have a single line at most. Though she had the subtle youthfulness of a twenty-six year old, due to her quiet personality she hadn’t had any remarkable love stories to date. When you become a withered woman that has never had a boyfriend, you tend to shy away from too gorgeous a man.

Therefore, Suzu had long since drawn up a life plan befitting her stature. Marry an ordinary man, buy an ordinary apartment and live a generally steady life. That had always been the plan.

However, Suzu was currently in love with a “Prince” who absolutely didn’t suit her. He was someone above the clouds that Suzu couldn’t reach no matter how far she extended her hand. Compared to him, I’m like a used tissue. If anything, I should apologize in dogeza for liking him.

When speaking of what one is able to do, it is better to understand one’s position and hide such feelings. ‘Maybe these feelings are mutual’, there’s no way that I would confess under such a megaton level misunderstanding. Suzu is spending her days thankful for just being able to support him at work.

“Fua…”

She contemplated these incoherent thoughts at length and stifled a yawn. She was a little sleepy after studying for a professional qualification exam the previous night. And today was Wednesday. There were three days until the weekend so it was a morning filled with mental fatigue.

“Good morning Suzu-chan. What’s wrong? That was a big yawn.”

Someone clapped her shoulder at that moment and Suzu’s heart gave a jump. Confused, she looked to her side and found a person she recognized well.

“C-chief Serizawa…?!”

The voice had come from a smiling man: Suzu’s direct superior Chief Serizawa. Suzu’s secret “Prince”.

He had good taste today as well, looking especially cool in that smart suit. Before she could rejoice, she remembered that he had just seen that huge yawn and her cheeks burned in embarrassment.

“You were up studying late into the night, weren’t you. What was it this time?”

His pale brown eyes peered at her gently and her cheeks steadily grew warmer. If her heart rate were to be measured right now, it would surely be beyond the upper limit. Her staying up late having been seen through, Suzu faltered in her reply.

“Well, uh…it was business law. When I’m checking contracts, I often think that I need more knowledge…”

Suzu’s work was mostly sales and clerical, but the amount she needed to learn seemed infinite. Even though it was her fifth year, there was still a lot to learn so she studied steadily at home every night. Currently, she was on the last leg of revising for the business law certification examination.

Serizawa frowned a little at her response.

“Suzu-chan’s hardworking nature is your strong point, but mind your health. Don’t overdo it and hurt yourself. Make sure to maintain regular sleeping hours. Understand?”

“Y-yes.”

“Un, good reply.”

He praised, patting her head. Suzu squeaked and drew back.

To Serizawa, she was just a subordinate. If anything, he would treat even an elementary schooler from his neighborhood the same way. But for someone like Suzu, who did not think of him as “just” a superior, it was hard to endure.

Stay in control, stay in control, she warned herself.




“Then, I’m in a bit of a hurry. Sorry.”

“N-no! I’m sorry to take up your time.”

Serizawa looked at his wristwatch before lightly lifting his right hand, then disappeared into the crowd. However, right before disappearing he said: “I’ve been meaning to tell you since Monday, but those new shoes really suit you.” Suzu’s cheeks were on the verge of exploding. By no means had she thought that he would notice her shoes.

Like that, Suzu’s heart had been stirred up by the “Prince” – Chief Serizawa Toru – who belonged to the paper and pulp division of a major general trading company. Gentle light brown eyes peeked past moderately long bangs. Their overall faint color gave off a translucent feel, truly like an orthodox prince.

He always smiled calmly and was fair to everyone. She had never seen him raising his voice at anyone.

Moreover, it was difficult to imagine just how hard he worked from his gentle atmosphere and sweet features. It was no exaggeration to say that the paper and pulp division that Suzu belonged to was pulled along by Serizawa. Many successful deals were made by utilizing his personal connections around the world.

Furthermore, even though he was more excellent than anyone, he never looked down on people. No one would have blamed him for bragging a little but he was never arrogant or pompous or conceited. He was always humble and sincere to everyone from subordinate to superior.

Yes, Chief Serizawa was a great person. He was a person that Suzu was no match for; a god-like existence.

Thirty years old, unmarried and without a girlfriend. Due to those circumstances, he had many fans at the company. Female staff even nicknamed him “Prince Serizawa”. After Section Chief Mayama of the construction machinery division got married three months ago, he became even more popular.

Therefore, Suzu knew her love was fruitless. I should be content supporting him at work as a member of the same division. Plain and ordinary Town Girl B should be satisfied with plain and ordinary Town Boy A.

Even though she understood that her love was not to be realized, the feelings wouldn’t dissipate.

I like him, I like him, I really can’t help but like him. I understand my own place, but I wish to be allowed to carry these feelings at least. I’ll be content just staying by his side, she explained inside her heart.



Notes: Honestly, this probably has more than the average number of inconsistencies. I’m really sorry about that ≦(._.)≧ The language is a bit more advanced than usual – hope it’s not just me? – so I relied on machine translations correspondingly. Might or might not do chapter two, but that’ll probably be the last of it.

If anyone wants to pick this up, please feel free!! Just drop me a line so we don’t overlap with the next chapter (unlikely), but more because I want to read it (´∀`) This is R18, in case that motivates anyone~! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Also, a little rushed on the proofreading, so please let me know if you spot any errors.

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I’ve Been Reincarnated as this Game’s Villainess, I’ll Train the Main Capture Target to be a Yandere [2]

Title: I’ve Been Reincarnated as this Game’s Villainess, I’ll Train the Main Capture Target to be a Yandere

Original: 乙女ゲームの悪役キャラに転生したので、メイン攻略対象をヤンデレに調教します。

Author: 黒井雛

Summary:

A transfer student, the heroine of this game, has arrived.

I won’t hand over Tamaki.





Prequel

“――Suzakumiya-sama!! In the cafeteria, the president and a transfer student–!!”

You’ve finally come, transfer student.

I smiled at the breathless student who had rushed to deliver the report.

In this otome game 「Prisoner of the Birdcage」a commoner girl enters a school for the children of the wealthy elite. Due to her attempts in reforming the rampant abuse of power taking place, those in charge fall in love with her. I was reborn as the villainess, Suzakumiya Suzune, whose expulsion is a necessary condition for completing the game.

Reigning at the top of the academy because her family owns the largest corporation among those enrolled, she puts a collar on one of the capture targets – Genbuin Tamaki – whose family cannot stand against hers and humiliates him by making him her dog. A darkness grows in Tamaki because of this humiliation and loneliness from the lack of his family’s love, but he is saved by the heroine and falls obsessively in love with her.

Because I liked Tamaki myself, I couldn’t tolerate such a development and trained him to become obsessed with me instead. So that he could only see me, so that he couldn’t see anyone but me, to act in such a way.

Today, we would see the fruits of my labor.




Entering the cafeteria, I saw that a crowd had gathered at the center of the room. However, a path was made when they noticed me. Truly like a queen…when I think of my own position, such a moniker doesn’t seem incorrect.

The moment I saw what was at the center of the crowd, the corners of my mouth rose.

Tamaki was grabbing the transfer student by her neck while another council member desperately tried to stop him.

“――Tamaki.”

Tamaki, who had ignored the fellow student council member’s voice entirely, turned to look at me when I spoke.

“I don’t know what happened, but I don’t want you acting violently against a girl.”

“…Don’t stop me, Suzune.”

He tightens his grip on the transfer student’s neck and looks at me with bloodshot eyes.

“This one told me to drive you out of the academy!! She said that you were evil!!”

Tamaki’s words are just as expected.

“Yeah, you got angry for me. Thank you.”

Tamaki was not swayed at all by the words of the transfer student. Firstly, that’s the very best outcome.

“However, she’ll die if you don’t stop. I don’t want Tamaki to become a murderer.”

The transfer student’s face had turned a deathly pale, the way she’s opening and closing her mouth looks painful. I don’t really care about her safety, she’s a hindrance after all, but I don’t want Tamaki to become a killer. He clicks his tongue at my words but releases the transfer student, throwing her down. She falls on the floor and the student council officer rushes towards her to look after her. I exclude them from my field of vision and approach Tamaki.

“――Un, Tamaki. Good boy.”

“…What’s with that, treating me like a child or dog.”

I hug Tamaki who has endured so well, he desperately tries to straighten his back as I stroke his head, appearing reluctant to accept my behavior. However, he bends down for me, who can’t completely reach, so deep down he might not be as unwilling as he’s leading others to believe. Not just his heart, I can see his mouth relax.

His jet black hair is soft and smooth to the touch and feels good to stroke. As I stroke his hair, I can feel him also fiddling with mine. His touch is gentle and it feels comfortable. It’s somewhat strange, almost like mutual grooming.

However, our happy time is immediately ruined.

“Stop treating the president like a dog in public, Suzakumiya Suzune!!”

Before I knew it, the transfer student had recovered, raising her voice while glaring at me.

Treating him like a dog――I’m convinced by those words.

This girl is a reincarnated person.

If not, she wouldn’t judge the mere act of stroking someone’s head in such a manner.

“Treating me like a dog…”

In fact, it’s Tamaki who raises his voice, deep with anger.

“Didn’t you just say so yourself?”

“I don’t want to hear it from her. It’s unpleasant from someone I don’t even know.”

“You’re a selfish one, aren’t you.”

He chuckles, unconsciously smiling at that.

――She knows a lot about Tamaki, because she’s a reincarnated person.

I think that, but don’t say anything. And, I’m sure I know more about Tamaki than she does. After all, I’ve been by his side for the last five years. Besides, I love Tamaki much, much more deeply than the transfer student does.

“――Nee, transfer student.”

Unlike the sweet tone I use with Tamaki, I address the transfer student with a voice as cold as absolute zero.

“You’ve been denouncing me and even said that you’ll have me expelled, but what have I done exactly? I knew about you because a common person transferring here is rare, but you and I are meeting for the first time today.”

The game has already been distorted. It’s different from the one a reincarnated person would know. So how is the transfer student going to condemn me?

“Because you treat the student council president like a dog…”

“I’ve never been treated like a dog!! I’m going to kill you, you bitch!!”

“Tamaki, be quiet for a bit…and, what else?”

“You’ve abused your power and thrown this school out of order!!”

The answer is as expected. The transfer student really doesn’t know anything.

“I haven’t done anything. However, if I sometimes get preferential treatment for being a Suzakumiya, is that a crime?”

The Suzakumiya Suzune of the game abused her power in various ways. However, while I put in the utmost effort into crafting a birdcage for Tamaki and myself, I did not do anything like that. At most, I exerted some influence in putting those who either liked Tamaki too much or inconvenienced the two of us in their place.

Ultimately, those students who had transferred out left due to their parents’ decision because they didn’t want to go up against the Suzakumiya family. I didn’t personally have a hand in any of it.

It looks like some of the students that follow me and Tamaki himself, due to his gloomy personality, commit various bad acts from time to time, but I overlook it. Because after all, I love the Tamaki that goes on rampages for my sake. It can’t be helped.

Apart from that, aren’t I a nice person?

I didn’t want to give the transfer student any openings when she arrived.

Fundamentally, I don’t care about any humans that aren’t Tamaki.

Only Tamaki is important. Only he has to stay by my side.

That’s why, I won’t allow the transfer student to steal him away.

I haven’t done anything, but the name Suzakumiya is too powerful. I’m given preferential treatment because of it. Due to this, my companions from less important families abuse the power of the Suzakumiya family. Instead of denying them, I simply accept these privileges without complaining. In a sense, it’s not wrong to say that I am both the origin of and at the top of the school’s caste system.

“――But, fine. If you say my existence is a sin, then I will leave the academy.”

“Suzune!!”

Despite being unable to respond before, the transfer student’s eyes widen, shining with hope at my words. It was Tamaki who raises his voice, heavy with fury and sorrow.

My love increases seeing that face: looking like he’s going to cry, completely unbecoming of someone nicknamed the “Emperor”. His body, that I’m hugging, is trembling.

‘Are you going to leave me behind? Are you going to throw me away?’

His eyes seem to be asking me.

Tamaki is adorable. Lovely. He always has been and always will be.

Does love have a limit?

Every time that I’m with Tamaki I think I’ve reached the limit.

You really are stupid, Tamaki.

I won’t ever be able to let you go.

“But, at that time I’ll take Tamaki with me.”

“――Ee.”

I turn to the transfer student and smile carelessly.

“You can reform the school when I’m no longer here, be loved by those in charge and do whatever you like. Do as you please. I really have no interest…however, you can’t take Tamaki. I won’t let you have him.”

Saying this, I look from the transfer student to Tamaki and back. She gently pinches her cheeks with both hands.

“…Nee, do you hate it?”

I had spoken with conviction before, but now anxiety is seeping in.

“Would you hate transferring to another school with me? Instead of going with me, would you prefer to stay here and continue as the student council president?”

“――There’s no way I’d hate it.”

Tamaki firmly hugs me while responding with the answer that I had wished for.

“No matter where it is…Suzune, if you are there, then I want to be there by your side.”

The answer is as expected. Nevertheless, it makes me want to cry. I’m so happy that I want to cry.

“Thank goodness. …Hey, you understand, right?”

With my hand on Tamaki’s back, I laugh at the transfer student.

“Tamaki is mine…If you try to take him away from me, I’ll use everything in my power to eliminate you. Just remember that.”



The cafeteria went quiet.

Tamaki disentangles from me, before taking my hand and pulling me along. Ready to leave, I want my feet to move faster. I want to be alone with him as soon as possible.

As we turn our backs to the cafeteria, we hear the transfer student yell out.

“President, you are being brainwashed by that woman!! You’re being treated like a dog!! That’s not true love!!”

Those words strike my heart deeply.

“I will free you from that girl! I will save you!”

“――Who asked to be saved?”

Next to me, Tamaki emits a cold voice, the likes of which I’d never heard before.

“If you want to chastise me for acting like a dog, go ahead. If you want to say that I’m brainwashed, go ahead. But I’m happy. I’m happy being by Suzune’s side. Even if it’s wrong, I won’t ask for salvation.”

Tamaki says without so much as glancing at the transfer student and we briskly leave the cafeteria.

“…Nn.”



When we enter Tamaki’s room, he pushes me down on the bed and roughly kisses me.

I understand that he wants me from the bottom of his heart.

I’m happy.

However…

“T-tamaki…”

However, there is something I need to confirm.

“Tamaki, if I, if I were really brainwashing you, what would you do…?”

The transfer student’s words weren’t wrong.

“If it was true that I really induced an obsession with me, what would you do?”

What I had done was by no means correct. I understood that it was a detestable and dastardly act.

Despite that, I want Tamaki. I wish for him to only look at me.

Would he disdain that sort of me?

“…I told you. Even so, I’m happy.”

He instinctively avoids my gaze but grasps my chin, tilting me towards him. I smile at him, full of love.

“It doesn’t matter even if it was brainwashing. For a long time, I was starving for love. I wished for it. I yearned for someone to love me. Suzune. No matter your intentions, you were the one who gave it to me.”

Tears spill from my eyes at his words.

“I love you. I don’t care if it’s different from a normal love. I can’t be separated from you. Even if I am someday ruined, I’ll be happy. If I’m with you, I don’t mind even falling to hell――I love you, Suzune. I love you.”

I was anxious of the transfer student’s arrival. But at the same time, I had been looking forward to it.

Even after she arrived, Tamaki didn’t change. Even in the face of the truth, he told me he loves me.

“Me too. I love you too, Tamaki…”

At this time, Tamaki became all mine. Forever and always, only mine.

And, I had won the gamble.





The birdcage was complete. A sturdy cage that cannot be broken from the inside or outside. A birdcage for two, where only two people exist.

“Nee…Tamaki.”

During a moment of intimacy, I stroked his adam’s apple.

“Let’s…put a collar here. A leather one with my name engraved.”

For the color, black would be good. Surely it would look good on Tamaki.

“Alright…in exchange, you wear one too.”

Saying that, Tamaki licked my neck.

I shivered and unconsciously let out a little cry in response to the pleasant sensation. Tamaki gave me a small smile.

“For the color, red would be good…with my name carved on it, a matching collar…let’s place a special order.”

We live inside a birdcage.

Those people who point out that the world we see is narrow, that we’ve never seen a world beyond this cage, I want them to leave us alone. Because they don’t understand. They can’t comprehend how much happiness there is inside this cage, how wonderful it is. They just don’t understand.




Notes: I laughed a little too hard when Suzune said that she’s basically a good person besides the yandere raising. This took a bit longer than expected, but it’s finally finished! Thank you so much to everyone who left likes and comments! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story (❁´▽`❁)✲゚ Hope the sequel lived up to your expectations!! The editing was a little rushed, so if you see any spelling or grammar issues, feel free to let me know 〔´∇`〕

Given That I’ve Become a Villainess, I’d Like to Live Freely [Chapter Thirteen]

A few days after meeting El.

He has become completely attached to Roselia and is always holding her hand. Little by little, he was also getting used to her butler, Allen.

However, he is still afraid of adult men and doesn’t go near Roselia’s father, Clifford, at all.

While Clifford understood the circumstances, he received quite a psychological shock from being so blatantly feared and had to be comforted by his wife and daughter.

“It can’t be helped, Father. El’s fears from that time still haven’t disappeared. It’s actually a miracle that he’s gotten so attached to me in such a short time.”

She said, stroking her father’s head.

“Dear, this kind of thing needs time. He doesn’t approach me either. I’m being patient, though I’m lonely as well.”

“Aaah, I took him in knowing the circumstances…I really can’t forgive those who hurt El. It wasn’t enough to just crush them.” [1]

“There’s still the mastermind left. It’ll feel good to make the one who was behind all this pay.”

“Aah, that’s true.”

…Father and mother are kind of black-hearted. But, an idiot who thinks up a black market auction is better off in hell!

Their conversation continued to take even darker turns as Allen entered the room, so I escaped to the garden with him and El.



“El, Allen.”

“Rose-sama, did you finish your conversation?”

“Yeah, let’s leave the rest to the adults.”

El leapt towards me and I immediately patted his head. I asked Allen to prepare some tea.

These days, El doesn’t refuse to let Roselia touch him. Rather, he seems to like having his head rubbed.

It’s so cute that I feel a little superior at being the only one allowed to do so.

“El, are you getting along with Allen?”

Nod.

“Is that so, that’s great.”

“He has been eagerly waiting for Rose-sama.”

“Fufu, is that right.”

Happy to hear that, I immediately patted El’s head. We sat at a table in the garden and drank the tea Allen had prepared.


[1] Here “crush them” can also mean “putting them out of business”.

Note: Roselia…I think you’re plenty dark-hearted too. You’re not wrong though.



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I’ve Been Reincarnated as this Game’s Villainess, I’ll Train the Main Capture Target to be a Yandere [1]


Title: I’ve Been Reincarnated as this Game’s Villainess, I’ll Train the Main Capture Target to be a Yandere

Original: 乙女ゲームの悪役キャラに転生したので、メイン攻略対象をヤンデレに調教します。

Author: 黒井雛

Summary:

I’ve been reincarnated as the villainess of this game.

When I was ten years old, I met my favorite character. As it’s my preference, I’ll train him to become a Yandere.







“Suzune, let me introduce you. This is Genbuin Tamaki-kun. Please get along with each other.”

It was my tenth birthday. The moment I laid eyes on the disappointed boy that my father brought before me, a conviction rose up. Long held suspicions were confirmed and everything changed.

I had been reincarnated as Suzakumiya Suzune, the rival character and villainess from「Prisoner of the Birdcage」an otome game that I had been hooked on in my past life.

「Prisoner of the Birdcage」unfolded inside a prestigious school for the children of the wealthy. The headmaster took in the heroine, who had no relatives, and asked her to reform the school where family power dictated social standing. Those at the top did whatever they pleased with impunity.

The tomboy protagonist, who had grown up among commoners, entered the school despite being terribly out of place in order to repay the headmaster’s kindness. That bright girl with a straightforward character had a commoner’s gaze and didn’t evaluate others by their social standing. This included the powerful capture targets.

One of them, the main capture target – Genbuin Tamaki – stood before me. The second son of the second largest corporation among those enrolled at the academy. [1] He was the ore-sama president of the student council, the school’s top power. Though confident and arrogant, he has the requisite skills to back it up: capable at his work while good at both sports and academics.

Nicknamed the “Emperor”, he became interested in the heroine because she didn’t try to flatter him. He eventually fell in love with her after she discovered the darkness inside his heart.

However, he had an opponent that he couldn’t go against no matter what.

“――Tamaki.”

A slender man standing next to father pushed the young Tamaki’s shoulder. As his beauty was similar to the boy, this was probably his father.

“Suzune-san is the daughter of a very important client of the Genbuin family…do you understand?

The attractive boy – with features similar to a lovely young girl – distorted his face in displeasure at his father’s words.

That person he can’t defeat is me, Suzakumiya Suzune, the key to capturing him in the game.

Suzakumiya Suzune.

The sole daughter of the Suzakumiya – owners of the largest corporation among those affiliated with the academy – who have ties to royalty. They are an old and venerable family of honorable origins and high social standing. Simply, she was the most powerful person at the academy and the one who established it’s caste system.

More arrogant than even Tamaki and merciless towards those that opposed her; she thoroughly harassed the protagonist, who came to change the academy, and attempted to get rid of her at every turn. No matter what route one chooses or how high the favorability is with the chosen target, the game cannot be won unless the school is reformed and Suzune is driven out.

Her character design truly gives off the feeling of a powerful villainess: beautiful loosely curled golden hair, a severe but beautiful countenance and a fearless smile.

Because the cooperation of the Suzakumiya was indispensable to the Genbuin, the revered “Emperor” Tamaki became Suzune’s dog. To secure the relationship between the families, the mistress’ illegitimate son was given to Suzune as a ‘toy’ on her tenth birthday by his own father.

The exact situation unfolding now.

Though on equal standing on the outside, behind everyone’s back Tamaki is made to wear a collar and behave like a dog in front of Suzune. Due to his position, he can’t oppose her. The prideful Tamaki is psychologically driven into a corner. In order to cope with his resentment, he goes through life with an arrogant attitude.

Well, I seem to have been reincarnated as such a character.

What is the best way to proceed from here on?

Unless the protagonist fails to capture a target, the ending that awaits Suzune is a sad one: expelled from the academy each time. In order to avoid this, it might be best to treat Tamaki well. Besides, he was the character that I liked most in my previous life so I don’t want to be hated.

However…

“Oji-sama, Otou-sama. I want to speak with Tamaki alone, is that alright?”

I asked the two adults in a cute and innocent voice.

They departed, leaving us alone in the room.

I smiled at Tamaki, who glared at me warily.

“――Poor thing.”

“…Eh?”

“You’ve been thrown away.”

At my words, Tamaki’s eyes widened and his face burned red in anger.

“I haven’t been thrown away…”

“I see, you weren’t thrown away. You were sold.”

 Head tilted back and face distorted with mockery, I laughed at Tamaki.

“You were sold to my parents as a toy for me. If I feel like it, I can throw you out. Poor thing.”

“You’re wrong! You’re wrong!! I…I was…”

“――I’m not wrong.”

As he covered his ears, disheveling his hair, I approached him and whispered:

“You were sold off by your parents for the sake of the house. You aren’t loved by them.”

In my past life, I loved the character Genbuin Tamaki. However, that was the “Genbuin Tamaki” corrupted by Suzune. He hid a hopeless darkness behind arrogance. Sold off by his parents and forced to humiliate himself for years, the darkness grew. He became attached to the protagonist that saved him, who poured her love into him and turned him from dog to human. He was obsessed with her.

――If you made the wrong choices, you’d head towards the Bad End: the protagonist would be imprisoned and bound together with him in madness.

I liked that distorted and insane Tamaki.

I liked it precisely because he was distorted and insane.

If I treat Tamaki gently, he might come to like himself but that distortion won’t exist. However, if I play the role according to the script, the heroine will eventually come along and steal him.

If that’s the case…

“Your father only loves your older brother. Your mother pushed you on the Genbuin family, took her consolation money and left. Your father’s wife treats you like an nuisance. You don’t have a place in that house.”

I speak smoothly about his current circumstances. The background that anyone who played the game would know. But Tamaki, who doesn’t know that he’s a character, widens his eyes in surprise.

“How…do you know that?”

“I know. I know that Tamaki is really lonely, that you’re pretending to be alright even though you’re hurting inside.”

It’s been decided that I know. After all, it was all told to me in the game. But, I won’t tell him such an unromantic reality.

“Pitiful, lonely and unloved by anyone. I also know what it is that Tamaki wishes for. If it’s me, I can give it to you.”

“I-I don’t wish for anything!!”

“Nee, Tamaki…don’t you want to be loved by someone?”

He maintains the bravado, hardening himself against my words.

“Don’t you want to be loved and cherished? Don’t you want to believe that you’re the most special? Don’t you want to be someone’s most important person?”

“I…”

“I can love Tamaki.”

Like a devil enticing a human, I speak to him sweetly and gently.

“If you become mine, I’ll give you everything you wish for. I’ll love you more deeply, more strongly than anyone else…So, Tamaki, become mine.”

――If that’s the case, then I’ll never heal Tamaki’s wounds. Let’s torment Tamaki so that the wound deepens and spreads. While it spreads lets insert my existence into it so that it doesn’t disappear.

I’ll train him using the ‘carrot and stick’ method. To see only me. To love only me. Let’s train him so that the heroine won’t be able to steal him away.

Let’s create a birdcage. A cage for only two people. A sturdy cage that not even the heroine can break or enter.

Seeing Tamaki nod, I think of the future filled with「happiness」that I want to hurry towards.






“――I don’t care what kind of school life you lead, just don’t make trouble for me. That’s it.”

For some reason, the student council president’s arrogant congratulatory address is still met with excitement. I smile a little, looking down at the students from my specially prepared seat.

“Suzune!!”

Tamaki rushes over to me as soon as the entrance ceremony ends. My smile deepens.

“Tamaki. Thank you for your hard work. That was an excellent speech.”

His entire face breaks out into an adorable, wide smile at my praise.

“However, this was only the second year students’ entrance ceremony…the transfer students won’t arrive until May.”

The smile immediately drops and a ferocious, severe look replaces it.

“Like that dream you saw, about that woman who I might come to like, right? It’s entirely a delusion…in the first place, how could I fall in love with anyone but you?”

I had spoken to him about my previous life on multiple occasions, but unfortunately it had been dismissed as a delusion each time.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Tamaki. I know you hate this conversation.”

“It’s regrettable that I’m thought of as a fool who can so easily switch the person I love.”

I see my favorite「insanity」flickering through his eyes and it gives me goosebumps. I can’t help the joy.

“I belong to you and you belong to me. It doesn’t matter who they are, I’ll kill anyone that gets in our way!!”

Aah, Tamaki grew into my ideal. Like I’d wished, his attachment is directed solely at me.

I’m intoxicated by the sweet madness aimed my way. I’m delighted at the existence of the invisible birdcage.

The transfer students will arrive at the beginning of next month. The game is already being distorted. The obsession Tamaki has with me wasn’t present in the game. What changes will she bring to our relationship?

Will she open the birdcage? Break it? Or…will she simply strengthen it?

Though I’m uneasy and don’t want my happiness destroyed, I can’t help but look forward to it as well.

I embrace Tamaki with nearly enough force to break his spine, all the while stroking his back gently. An absent minded smile graces my lips.



[1] When they say the first and second largest company at the academy, I figure that they’re implying in the country itself but I went with the direct translation instead.

Notes: A story with a super unusual (and dark) heroine! This was really interesting to me so I’m glad to get a chance to share it with you. There might me inaccuracies at certain points, so I apologize for that, but the plot is generally as is. If you notice any spelling or grammatical errors please feel free to point them out. For those curious about what happens next, fear not! There is a sequel~ o(*≧□≦)o


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Given That I’ve Become a Villainess, I’d Like to Live Freely [Chapter Twelve]

“Let’s see, beastmen, beastmen…their tails are a weak point. I’ll make sure that El’s tail isn’t touched! …Come to think of it, I wonder if El is originally from the neighboring country?”

As I was researching beastmen, this thought suddenly occurred to me.

“I think that might be the case. There are a few beastmen in this country, but significantly more in the neighboring one. If we’re talking about a black market auction, it might be easier to catch a beastmen there and try to sell them on this side.”

“That’s right. If that’s the case, then El must have parents. It’s father so he must have searched for them but not have been able to find anything…” [1]

“It’s probable. We can’t act without hearing from El-sama himself. Or has this matter been reported to El-sama’s parents already and the Duke is providing protection for some reason…that’s probably not the case though, is it?”

“Well, the black market auction itself seems to have been cleaned up, but the mastermind hasn’t been found. Because of this, El might be targeted again and so investigating his parents before his voice returns might be dangerous…but one day, when El’s voice returns, let’s go see your parents together.”

El grabbed the hem of my dress and looked at me firmly, nodding.

“You don’t have to force yourself to speak. It’s fine to go slowly…but, what does your voice sound like, I wonder? I’m looking forward to hearing you call me elder sister!”

Just imagining it makes me so happy that my expression surely softened.

“…Nee, El…w-would it be alright if I stroked your head? …You don’t have to if it’s scary!”

I peered at El’s face nervously and he nodded, turning his head towards me in order to allow me to more easily touch him.

“N-no way! Really? Thank you, El!”

I slowly, slowly brought my hand near El’s head. At once, a soft feeling spread out across my hand.

“W-wah…it’s as I thought, El’s hair is so soft. Fluffy hair the color of chestnuts and black ears! Truly lovely! I’m really envious! The color of your eyes is the same blue as Allen’s. Meanwhile, I have harsh looking green eyes and platinum hair that makes me look all the more severe.”

“That’s not true! Rose-sama does not look harsh. Your glittering platinum hair and emerald-like eyes, when I gaze at you…my heart…”

“You won’t get anything from flattering me so!”

“It is enough for me to just stay by Rose-sama’s side.”

I’m grateful for his words, but Allen is probably evaluating me like a family member would. I lightly fixed my clothes and turned towards El.

[“I like it too.”]

Soundlessly, his lips mouthed those words, conveying them to me.

“Maa! E-El’s lips moved! And then, about liking no less.”

Overcome with emotion, I hugged El and pushed my cheek against his. The El who typically hated such things but quietly allowed me to do so now was adorable. I continued until Allen stopped me.


[1]: Here when she says “must have parents” it’s more with a “his parents must be alive” type of feeling.


Note: Holy shit Allen is so smooth! Holy shit Rose is so oblivious! 。゚(TヮT)゚。 We finally find out what Rose looks like!



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Given That I’ve Become a Villainess, I’d Like to Live Freely [Chapter Eleven]

“Rose-sama, good morn-ahh! El-sama is here too.”

In the morning, the always energetic Mary roused me back to reality.

How is Mary always so energetic in the morning? I’m jealous…

“…Nn, good morning Mary.”

I greeted Mary, rubbing my eyes.

“My lady, why is El-sama here?”

“…Oh, that’s right. El had a scary dream last night and came to my room. I thought he might be lonely since he just arrived so we slept together.”

“Is that right. My lady is very kind.”

“Do you think so? I thought it was natural. El? Time to wake up, it’s morning.”

Hearing my voice, El slowly opened his eyes and awoke.

“Were there any nightmares after that?”

Shake.

“Is that so, that’s great. I’m going to get ready now so why don’t you return to your room and change. From today onward, let’s take classes together.

El returned to his room to get ready.

After my regular lessons end, I should go to the estate library to learn about beastmen. I’ve only been studying animals because I thought that my present would be one…I don’t know anything about beastmen because I haven’t learned about them.




Together with El, I finished my regular lessons in the morning. Afterwards, I invited Allen to accompany us to the library.

“I wonder if there are books concerning beastmen here.”

“…Yes. Are these two easy to read?”

“Thank you Allen. You’re a great help.”

I took the books from Allen and opened them on a desk.

“…There are more beastmen in the neighboring country than in ours.”

“That’s right. It appears that the neighboring country is led by a beastman.”

“Is that so? The king is a beastman. A country of beastmen must surely be amazing. If possible, I’d like to marry into the neighboring country in the future.”

If exiled I can flee to the neighboring country. That would be lucky. But, if I’m executed then I’d like to study abroad there and enjoy the time I have left. For the time being, I’ll enjoy myself!

“…That’s right. Rose-sama is a Duke’s daughter so you might marry into our royal family or a ducal house of a neighboring kingdom. It wouldn’t be impossible to marry into the royal family of the neighboring country too…I hate the idea of Rose-sama marrying some unknown person, though…

The last part was said too softly to hear, but Allen seems to believe that Roselia will marry into a good house because naturally he doesn’t know about the game. That being said, Roselia herself is ignorant about the details of said game.

“Marriage, I wonder about that.”

I stared into the distance mumbling these words, when El pulled at my clothes so I turned to him.

“Nn? What’s wrong El? …Perhaps, are you thinking that you don’t want me to marry?”

Nod nod.

“Fufu, El is so cute. Well, if El asks me to then I won’t marry and stay with you forever instead…Well, someday El will take a cute bride and then I’ll just be in the way.”

I don’t want to die until a cute bride worthy of El comes along, but it’s impossible because I’m a year older. I’ll be convicted on graduation day after all. Eeh, it’s too sad!!

“I want to be with Allen and El forever.”

“I also want to be by Rose-sama’s side forever…even if you get married!”

“Ma! Really? Thank you.”

When I said I wanted to stay together I meant that I didn’t want to die, but Allen had no way of knowing that so it can’t be helped. But, if I’m exiled would Allen come with me? I’m suddenly struck by that thought.

El nodded in response to Allen’s words as if to say “I’ll go too!”

“Ara, El too? Fufu, I’m so happy. Thank you, you two.”

I accepted their kind feelings and vowed to create wonderful memories with these two until judgement day came.



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Given That I’ve Become a Villainess, I’d Like to Live Freely [Chapter Ten]

The dinner table was filled with only my favorite foods. The head chef really went all out. I was filled with happiness when the chef and kitchen staff congratulated me on my birthday.

“Father, mother, everyone, today has been a wonderful birthday. Thank you so much!”

I thanked and hugged everyone.

After speaking to everyone I bid them “good night.” I took El by the hand and called out to Allen and we headed towards El’s room.

“El, this is your room. Can you sleep on your own? Will you be alright?”

I was anxious to leave El to sleep by himself but he just nodded, conveying through his eyes that it was “okay.”

“Really? You can sleep with me tonight. No, not just tonight, we can always sleep together.”

El only shakes his head, indicating that he’d like to sleep alone.

…Was I the only one feeling lonely?! I finally have a younger brother, I wanted to sleep together, but if El doesn’t want to then it can’t be helped.

“Alright…but! If you really do get lonely, you must come to my room. Okay?”

“Rose-sama, you do not need to worry so much, El-sama seems alright. If Rose-sama feels lonely, however, shall we sleep together instead?”

As Allen approaches me looking somewhat happy, El pulls him back by his clothes with a terrifying expression.

“…Ah, please don’t make such a scary face. I won’t sleep with your master.”

Hm? A scary face? El is making one? …I can’t see because Allen is blocking me.

“El, if you have a nightmare or feel lonely then please come to my room! You absolutely must! …Then, goodnight.”

I hugged El and then left the room with Allen.




“Allen, please call Mary. I’d like to get ready for bed.”

“Understood. Then, please excuse me.”

“Ee, thank you for today. Please get some rest.”

“Thank you very much. Goodnight.”

Allen left my room. Mary arrived a short while later and prepared my pajamas.

“Then, goodnight my lady.”

“Thank you Mary. Goodnight.”

I slowly closed my eyes and fell into a deep sleep.




Knock knock…knock knock

“…Nn…”

Knock knock

“…? I hear something…”

…Knock knock…Knock knock

“Knocking? …Who could it be…who is it?!”

No one replied, but the knocking continued

“…Who is it?”

I opened the door a little to find El standing there.

“Ma! El! What’s wrong?”

After I addressed him, El hugged me vigorously. He buried his face.

“…Perhaps, did you have a nightmare?”

Nod.

“I see, then let’s hold hands and sleep together! Then we won’t have any scary dreams.”

El raised his eyes to look at my face and nodded.

We went to bed while holding hands and slept facing each other.


Notes: Waaah, so sorry for being away for so long. School has been crazy! I’ll try to get a few more chapters out by the end of the week. Thank you to everyone that has liked and left comments!! This chapter was really cute~ love that Allen’s true character is showing (´∀`) This was edited quite quickly so if you come across any errors please do let me know (*ˊᗜˋ*)/ᵗᑋᵃᐢᵏ ᵞᵒᵘ*




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