Chapter 55

Dear Ve**ullis,

Are you just here to annoy me? I don’t really care if you don’t like the story, but can you not complain on my turf? It leaves a completely bad after-taste after working for hours to get this translated.

To sum up, your commenting here is a privilege, not a right, and that privilege is only extended to people who don’t piss me off. I translate because I want comments about people enjoying the story. Why else am I doing all this? Certainly not money.

Also don’t talk to Chronos that way. You don’t have the capital to be warning her of anything.

Love,
the translator


The next day, the members of the Northern Dormitory were greeted with an odd sight.

Recently, it had become a regular sight to see Doug chasing Heath around. But for some reason, it was Doug avoiding Heath today.

One thing was on Doug’s mind.

(Does everyone know…? That she’s…)

For a moment, the image almost surfaced in his mind, but Doug panicked and shook his head to clear it.
He couldn’t. It was forbidden to imagine it.

In the blink of an eye, Doug’s face flushed red again.

(W-W-Why is there a girl here…?)

How could he have imagined that Heath was a girl…?
But he was sure he hadn’t made a mistake. Because that body was…
Once again, Doug almost thought back to the sight from yesterday. And once more, he shook his head in a great panic. Doug’s heart had been pounding like mad for a while now.

Actually, now that he knew she was a girl, it suddenly became incredibly obvious from her looks alone.
First there was her dainty body that was completely different to a man’s. Then there was her height, and even her face was that of a girl’s. She didn’t have many curves though…
Since he had assumed that there wouldn’t be any girls here, he had mistakenly assumed that she was just a small boy.

There was no rule that forbade women from being knights.
Or rather, no girl had ever tried becoming one, so nobody had even thought about it enough to form rules.

(What am I supposed to do…)

Doug’s head was in chaos now.
Did everyone know that Heath was a girl? Or did they live with her without knowing a thing? Since he didn’t really know anyone here, Doug had no clue.

Normally you would think that she was hiding it.
How could there be any girls in the Knight Order?
But she didn’t seem to be hiding it at all.

Unable to talk to anybody about this, Doug decided to simply avoid Heath.
And just as Doug was passing by a deserted break area, a voice called out to him from behind.

“Doug-kun, it’s time to have a chat. With me, that is.”

When Doug turned with a start, he found Heath there.
She was leaning lazily on the couch and munching on cookies bought from town. Even though she looked like the very definition of relaxed, her eyes were locked onto Doug with a glint.

*妹*

*妹*

Fii had been waiting here the whole time for him.
She had already heard this morning that Doug had been wandering about in a daze. In that case, it made sense that he would wander to a deserted place like this.
That was the plan.

It was absolutely necessary that it was only the two of them.
It was incredibly bad news for Fii that somebody knew she was a girl. However, she kept it off her face so that he would never know.
Doug was the one in the wrong here. Fii was the one doing the blaming. It was essential that she create that kind of atmosphere.

“Sit down,” she said as she offered him a chair. All as her eyes told him that she wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Under her glare, Doug could only obediently sit opposite her.

“Ah… Um…”

“Say. Did you peek on me because you thought I was a man? Or did you peek on me because you knew I was a woman?”

Before Doug could say anything, Fii cut him off and replied with a pre-emptive strike.
She was the one who was in charge here.

“T-, That’s not-… I never-…!”

“Well, I don’t care either way. It doesn’t change the fact that you peeked.”

Fii didn’t care what he said. By denying him the opportunity to express himself, Fii would take the reins of the conversation. And while she was at it, she would gouge at his weaknesses.
That was her aim, and apparently it had worked.

“N-N-N-Never…! I wouldn’t…”

Doug looked flushed and panic-stricken, and near the end, his voice had grown hoarse. Things seemed to be going pretty well. Perhaps even more effectively than she had imagined.

In their previous exchanges, Fii had realised that Doug was on the simplistic side of people.
Although he was good with the sword, he wasn’t good with talking or communication.
If anything unexpected happened, he would immediately fall into a fluster, and the time in the bathroom he had turned bright red and stumbled about like a headless chicken. Because he often wore a serious expression, at first he seemed like the cool type, but in fact it was the opposite; whether he was being serious or whether he wasn’t, his emotions would always be laid bare on his face.

Being frank about your emotions meant that you would be easily influenced by the mood. When your emotions were easily affected, it was impossible to influence the mood with your own emotions.

Fii was certain that this could work.

“You know, we generally call people like those “perverts”. A guy who peeks on a girl taking a bath is a pervert, and a guy who peeks on guys taking a bath is another kind of pervert. If this ever got out, you’d never be able to stay in the Order, would you?”

The whole conversation was going to proceed on the basis that Doug was in the wrong.

The truth was that Fii would be overwhelmingly worse off if this ever got out.

But Doug was already convinced. First Fii’s attitude was too bold. Secondly, Fii had been using the atmosphere to continuously convince him that he was the one in real danger here…

Doug couldn’t stop the sweat from running down his skin.

“If it went public that you were a voyeur, it’d probably damage the 1st Division’s reputation, huh. And if that happened, it’d be entirely your fault. You’d be disqualified as a knight, you know? So what are you going to do?”

“What am I going to do…? W-What am I supposed I do?”

Naturally this was a question with no answer.
The whole problem hinged on whether Fii went public or not, so to begin with, it was impossible for Doug to come up with any sort of plan.
But well, even that was one of Fii’s tricks.
Normally it would be Doug choosing whether or not to go public and Fii trying to prevent it. But because of Fii’s incredibly unashamed attitude and the constant attacks on his weaknesses, their situations had completely reversed.

By now, Doug was feeling pure panic.

“Peeking”

“Pervert”

“Disgrace”

“Disqualified as a knight…”

Each word pressured him psychologically, and having believed that Fii was the one in charge here, he reflexively gave her a begging look.
The moment she saw those eyes, Fii was assured of her victory.

“Don’t worry. Just this once, I’ll cut you some slack.”

“R-, Really…!?”

Even though she should have been the one in trouble, Fii completely acted like she was the one doing him the favour. As for Doug, who seemed overjoyed that she had “saved” him, Fii looked at him and nodded in affirmation.

“In exchange, I expect absolute obedience, you know?”

“Eh…?”

It was almost as though Doug couldn’t understand Fii’s words.

“Absolute obedience,” she repeated, slowly and carefully.

“Eh-, eh…? Why…?”

It wasn’t that he didn’t understand the words, but rather that he couldn’t believe what was happening to him.

“You still don’t get it? Doug, whether or not you can continue living here as an apprentice knight depends entirely on my mood, you know? If I ever felt like it―――”

The cookie she had been eating rested on the palm before his eyes.

“―――Your life here…?”

And as though hinting at Doug’s future, Fii crushed the cookie with a sickly crunch.

“That’s why if I tell you to do something… you’d better not disobey me. Okay?”

With that, the boy who was known as having an angel’s smile―――actually a girl though―――smiled at Doug with the face of a devil.

Given that he lacked the negotiation skills to deal with Fii to begin with, now that he had been driven into the wall psychologically, all Doug could do was nod.

“Yes…”


Tl Note: Incidentally, he becomes a very meek and obedient dog. You can say what you want about him, but all he just wanted was to challenge a guy to a duel. 😛


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98 thoughts on “Chapter 55

  1. Lol, thanks for the chapter!

    I see, Fii’s got quite some backbone.

    Hum… I really don’t understand what the hell Vesoullis was trying to say though. How old is Doug again? Apparently 16? Yeah, I don’t understand Vesoullis’ complaint.

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  2. thanks!
    -reads the beginning note- -shakes head- i mean, complaining about characters and developments in the story is something i do…but if the entire story is not your cup of tea, just stop reading it! i mean, that’s what i do, anyway!

    lolol, doug thinking it’s forbidden to think of it! hahaha!
    ooh—! it’s time! heath has made her move! kyaa—! go heath, go go—! what will you do! i’m so excited!
    heh! doug is so innocent! that’s cute! i mean…i haven’t forgotten that this entire trouble was caused by him! but hey, what’s cute is cute!

    keke, i like this direction! excellent! this psychological pressure and suffering heath has placed on him has almost well cleared his misdeeds of the past, hmph hmph! fufu! a good, useful person for heath, hehehe—!

    lol, that part about heath having an angel’s smile, but changing to become the face of the devil! my imagination would be—heath smiling, but there being an incredibly evil atmosphere surrounding her? so cool! also, crushing that cookie was excellent! a veiled threat, wahaha!

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    • It was probably her hidden queen presence that she kept for so long… Although Fiiru would make a good queen but I think Fii would own it, and i hope that stupid captain/king would realize about Fii without anyone tellng him..

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    • his name in the raws is “kuuinu” written in katakana. With “inu” = dog, and “kuu” having a somewhat cool or suffering/pitiable sound to it depending on your mental image, the translator did make a great choice making his name Doug. Naming is often a hassle in translation because of this sound plays or strange possible readings.

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  3. Mt. Kilimanjaro, if you’re trying to remind us why we’re all fans of this series, you chose an excellent time to do so. This arc is great, Fii has really shown off her emotional and intellectual growth.

    My thanks to you, Oh Highest mountain in Africa.

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    • Ah, I totally forgot that he is always watching. Wait, in the showers it should be the female grass who would be watching, I mean not even Roy would send a male ninja to watch his second wife take a shower…..no its Roy we are talking about, he may have even one watching his first wife. Well, probably he says “go watch her grass” and then the grass unit makes sure that when ever this orders are giving a female grass is in the room to take the order.

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      • I’d assume he is watching, but like, with his eyes closed in shame, if you know what I mean? I can imagine a totally hilarious scene where he’s like “omg she got discovered. Who dares peep on her??? Noooo I can’t look, but I need to look.. Shall i step in and knock the dog out? But I’m a grass! .. What do I do?” Etc etc

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  4. 1. I enjoyed the story(If I didn’t like it why would I comment? I just don’t like Doug).
    2. Is criticism/opinions bad? Do I have to write everything I like about the story?
    3. The translation was done well.
    4. “warning” was meant in jest. Bad taste as it may be and I apologise for that. You have to admit though some people get too enthusiastic over slight changes in cliche developments (I like emoticons but after seeing them a thousand times I get annoyed by them from time to time).
    5. write in the comment section not at the top of your translation to blow out the situation.
    6. Take away my privilege then instead of this ‘Shame’ throwing for speaking my mind.
    7. I didn’t say anything about money!

    I don’t like making lists but I hope it clears it up a little bit.

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  5. Doug is quite cute. Fii did well, but it only worked because Doug is way too easy. Because he was told outright that he was the only one in the wrong, he will not question it which most people (even the ones that easily get caught up in the mood) would do at a later time.

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  6. Woooh! Fii completely absorbed everything that was taught to her. 😀 Nice. Nice.
    Also, I think that I’m gonna love Doug.

    Thank you very much for all these chapters!

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  7. Welp, I commented before that ILMSL wasn’t that good for my taste (chapters 1-31) but I would say (like some have already done) its a great improvement into the direction of Fii’s character (was a bit annoyed by her meek and yes-man act). So I hope you continue doing your /fine/ work Kili!

    PS: If doing a /fine/ work seems bad to you, its just a little bit of me teasing ;P 😂

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  8. Kind of a personal request – I’m having issues reading from this site because the text doesn’t flow properly in terms of layout.
    The text gets long horizontally and if I want to read it in one page (width wise), the text is so small, and if I zoom in, the text doesn’t flow to the next line.
    It’s pretty hard to read on the phone and still hard to read on pc.

    Not sure if you got what I mean – should I provide screenshots?

    (Also I noticed if I post a comment too long on pphone – the post comment button got hidden by the enlarging textbox. Is this a css or wp theme issue?)

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  9. I am having so much fun imagining the reactions of the other knights when they see Doug following Heath around and taking orders like a dog. Doug the dog. I couldn’t resist.

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  10. Holy shit the BEATDOWN by Fii. Fii is boss, and so very, very awesome. ROY SEE WHAT YOI GAVE UP. IF YOU LIKED IT THAN YOU SHOULD’VE PUT IN A RING ON IT (but he did)(but he also put a ring on the sister) (and tossed Fii and basically neglected her) (and also basically has a side chick of Fii’s better sister)

    And Doug is just so sad. He didn’t know what he was getting into. Plus, am I the only one who thought he was adorable, in the little boy passionately chasing his dreams sorta way? Like a puppy. I just wanna huggle him. (What the fuck does huggle even mean)

    Ugh, none of this comment makes sense. But too tired from an all nighter. Only worth in this comment is to say thanks to Este for his hard work for quickly translating this badass arc so quickly and efficiently and for dealing with the mountain trolls so throughly. (Also Este sounds like ese which basically means bro in Spanish which is also coincidentally my final tomorrow and oh god imma fail this bitch because I spent an hour reading this instead of studying for it fuck my life Este is life gonna go and die now Kthxbainoe).

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  11. Fii for queen.

    But what a sinister use of cookies.

    I have a confession to make. Now that May is over, deep in the depths of my leecher heart, I dared to hope that we would get not one but two chapters worth of translations today. Maybe three, even though I knew hoping for that much was being greedy.

    We got eight.

    How did this happen? I have no words. (Well, except maybe thank you, thank you, Thank You!)

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  12. OMG, no no no no no no no no no no. *Bangs head on table several times* My head cannot take this. I need to take a break before reading the next chapter. The boys finds out the protagonist’s secret and she uses it against him. OMG! When did my little Fil grow up to be this manipulative?

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  13. PFT! Many thanks for the chapter. Oh gosh.. HAHAHA… I find Doug… kinda cute tho? XD LOL He stood no chance against Fii in all her princess glory.

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  14. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Huehuehuehuehue…as I thought, she has him hook, line and sinker. Poor Doug…

    Also, trolls, ignored.

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  15. Oni-sama. Someone is fucking trashing you? Dear lord, bring out the kanikazes and meteors. -activate yandere otouto mode- t(#=#)t. If they come again. I’ll kill em. You don’t go talking nonseical crap. You don’t like something you don’t have to read other. You don’t have to bother the awesome translator who does this out of their own volition. So, t{=-=}t you bastard go away.
    (PS. Love you Onii-sama! ^O^)

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  16. LOL! Woah! Someone turned Fii into an s! Oh my god. Doug is surprisingly an m… Kufufufufu. Fii has a Slave! Just a couple more and she can be actual queen of her own country! Dear lord! Muwhahahaahahha. Fii you go girl! But damn… I thought you were pretty sweet and innocent… But I should’ve guessed not when she bludgeoned that one guy to near death. Sigh. When your children grow up strongly~
    (Ps. The above comment was made before I read the story. Cause. You mess with Onii-sama -pow- you get the -pow- Freaking meteor -kaboom- ) ((cause you know, my names “hoshi”andme and hoshi means star and meteors are often mistaken for stars))

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  17. Ah…. Poor Doug…. And thanks for the translation! Don’t worry about all the people who hate and troll – you have a lot more fans that will bash those people into tiny mushy pieces, whether verbally or physically xDDD This translation is really really good, and it would be terrible to let those insignificant scum ruin a good thing.

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  18. Woah.. That’s a lot of comments.. Just read some of em bcz got curious! Oh well.. Don’t care.. So sad.. Just caught up with a lot of updates! Thanks ma friend for all the chaps! One more to go~ hoping for more though… I enjoyed reading it all! Mwah.. My stress reliever from work. =]

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  20. Sigh…Now I’ve seen 3 sides of Fii and I only like the one where she was a loli. It’s kinda sad that she doesn’t have that personality anymore…
    Also what a #### move, Fii. I hope it’s only an act and not your true nature…and why are you going away from becoming a true knight? T.T

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  21. One word:

    BADASSS

    Thank you, oh esteemeed Sheep for translating everything you’ve translated. I will forever be in your favor for providing great translations.

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