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YUUSHA PARTY NO KAWAII KO GA ITA NO DE, KOKUHAKU SHITE MITA

There was a cute girl in the Hero Party, so I tried confessing.


Volume 1 (First half, chapters 1-19)

Author: Suisei Illustrator: La-na Translation: HaruPARTY


Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 1

Itriedtoconfess.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

"Now I've gone and done it..."

I muttered in a large featureless room.

I had been reincarnated as a demon.


I was originally a human named Segawa Youki.
I was given a cheat-like power upon my reincarnation.
However I was not reborn a hero, instead I am a demon.

At some point during the fight, I got too into my role as a mini-boss and went into full
blown Chuuni-byou* mode, overacting with passionate haughty pride as an evil villain the
likes of which you'd find in cartoon shows and games.
Now before me laid the defeated Hero Party.
The Hero was taken out with my Chuuni-magic, the mage ruthlessly knocked about, the
swordsman squashed with spells, and the uninjured but unconscious cleric all laid there.

"And they only made it halfway through the Demon Castle."

This room was the midpoint of the castle, after this there were still rooms with the higher
ranked officers and then the Demon Lord himself.

I scratched my head as I thought about what I should do.


If the Hero doesn't defeat the Demon Lord the world will never be at peace.
If the Hero Party is wiped out in the middle of the castle, surely the world would fall into
chaos.

"I suppose for now I should dump them in the nearby village to recover."

As a former human I knew it would be bad if the world couldn't achieve peace.
But I didn't really have a good reason for abandoning my post.
I seized this opportunity to heal up the Hero Party.

Guess I'll start with the Hero. "


Take this, Holy Sword Excalibur!"
He yelled that Chuuni-like phrase as he swung his shining sword at me, and I responded in
kind with my own Chuuni spell.
I got overexcited.

After finishing with the Hero, it was the mage girl's turn.

Even before the battle she was batting eyelashes at the Hero. I felt she was kind of a bitch
so I relentlessly attacked her.
I dont discriminate between genders.

Third up is the swordsman. He came off as the cool silent type and didn't lose to the Hero in
terms of awesomeness.

It kinda pissed me off so as soon as the battle started I made him disappear with Dark
Magic: Vanish Wave.

iterally
When I say 'disappear', I meant he l became invisible. While the Hero and Mage were
stunned by finding themselves alone I took that opening to take them out.

"Now last one up...is..."

The cleric girl.


When the swordsman disappeared she wasn't fazed and kept her eyes on me from a
distance.
She used good judgement and didn't let her guard down, so after I took out the swordsman I
got her from behind with a sleeper hold until she lost consciousness.

"She doesn't have any physical wounds, so I guess she doesn't need any healing...wait..."

Still, just in case, since she's lying face down, I should roll her over and just make sure...

"...This is bad, shes right in my strike zone."


There lay a beautiful girl who was perfectly my type.
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"Hmm, should I take her as a prisoner of war? ...But if I do that she'll probably be upset.
And as a former Japanese citizen, prisoners and slaves are a little out of my comfort zone."

I was just a mini-boss and still had to answer to the Demon Lord and other superior officers
too.
Well, if it came down to a fight I would win, but...

"Aaaa...farewell my angel..."

I ordered my underlings to take the Hero Party to the nearest village.


I watched with regret as they carried her away.

Three days later...

"Come at me! ...You...umm..."

Looks like they didn't bother to remember the name of a mini-boss.


If you want a rematch at least gather some intelligence on your enemy.

"Mwahahahaha! You came even though it's hopeless, Heroes. An officer in the Demon Lord's
army, under Zekiel-sama's command, I am the Dark Knight Corps 5th Squad Executive
Officer Youki, and I will send you back to hell!"

I was in full blown Chuuni-mode putting together all my low-ranked positions for my
self-introduction.

"Aah, I see...so that was your name. Prepare yourself, Youki!"

The Hero Party readied for battle.

In the midst of the fighting off the heroes I kept glancing over to the cleric girl. We finally
made eye contact and she glared at me.

"Stop taking me lightly, Youki!"

The Hero caught me looking away and wanted me to focus on the fight instead.

"Ah, sorry sorry. You have my full attention now."

As I thought, it was a bad idea to use the Max Level Dark Magic: Endless Dark.
The result, obliteration.
Total party wipeout.

"...And, I've done it again..."

I looked over at the cleric girl.


Should I have put up a magic barrier around her?
Looks like she was knocked out with just a couple light wounds.

"Thank goodness."

After being relieved I set to work healing her with magic.


Feeling charitable I healed the rest of the party too. Soon after I order my underlings to
take them back to the nearby village again.

For a month after that, the Hero Party kept returning and the battle endlessly repeated
itself.
On top of that, the Demon Lord and other higher-ups started thinking the Hero Party must
be weak.
The Hero Party was by no means weak.
I just exceeded the norm by a huge margin.

Likely if I wasn't here the Hero Party would wipe the floor with the Superior Officers and
the Demon Lord.
That's just how powerful they were.

These days I was starting to think it was my fault the world would never be at peace.
I was thinking about that as I laid sprawled out on the floor of my room.
The Hero Party would be here soon, should I just let them through?

"But man that girl is so fine When I watch her during the fights she's pretty attentive to
her teammates. And it feels like she has such a pleasant disposition. ...Maybe I'll give the
next battle a try after all."

I made up my mind.

A few days later...

"Today is the day we'll bring you to your knees, Youki!"

The Hero Party finally made it here.


And Hero-kun finally remembered my name.
ut
For about a month if I didn't give a self-introduction he would yell everything b my name.

"Yuuga, let's hurry and defeat this boring looking demon."

So the Hero's name is Yuuga, is it?


The ones being defeated in a hurry is you lot.
And that boring comment was going too far, you Mage bitch.

...

The swordsman drew his blade in silence and pointed it in my direction. Forget about
playing the cool, silent type, just say something will you?

"Let's give it all we've got everyone!"

...I gotta make sure I look my best. I can't let her see me looking shabby. After double
checking myself I say the lines I've been using for the last month.
"Mwahahahaha! You came again even though it's hopeless, Heroes. An officer in the Demon
Lord's army, under Zekiel-sama's command, I am the Dark Knight Corps 5th Squad Executive
Officer Youki, and I will send you back to hell!"

...Lately I've been so embarrassed I could die.


Though the Hero Party hasn't realized it yet.
They readied themselves for another battle.

Well, since I have my cheat there's no way I could lose, and little by little the Hero Party
weakens.
After letting the battle go on just long enough I seize the perfect moment and propose a
deal to them.

"Heroes! Surely you've realized it by now? You can never win against me."

For the past month they've been coming to the Demon Castle and been repeatedly
defeated.
Ever so slightly they're coming to realize.
By themselves, they cannot win against this demon.

"...So what?! For the suffering masses, and for my friends who believe in me, I cannot lose
to the likes of you!"

Even though he knows, he can't afford to back down.


That's why he had to say that.
Still, the Hero Party is looking worse for the wear.
If we were to continue, the fight would end up as it always has with a total party wipeout.

"All the more reason to strike a deal. If you agree to my terms, I shall let you pass."

The Hero Party stopped in their tracks and looked at me.


I was embarrassed because shewas looking at me too, but made sure not to show it on my
face.

"...What do you want?"

And I answer,

"Leave that girl here. If you do that, the rest of you may continue on."

I pointed towards the cleric girl.


After I finished, the party's reactions were mixed.
The Hero was angry and yelling, the swordsman was weighing the options, the mage was
probably thinking she'd have one less rival, and couldn't quite contain her laughter.
And, the girl in question was looking resigned.

"Don't screw with me! There's no way we could do that! Cecilia is one of our precious
comrades."

"You really wanna do that? Then the deal is off. Once again you'll start over in the nearby
village. In that time how many more humans will be attacked by demons? Who knows just
what I'll do..."

ould
No really, what w I do? After all I haven't been given a mission to attack that village
even once.

"Yuuga, let's take the deal."

As expected of the Mage bitch. Can't pass up a chance to get rid of your rival.

"Mikana?! What are you saying..."

"That demon, he may have a plain face, but his power is monstrous. It's vexing, but we can't
win against him no matter how many times we try. And now that very opponent is gonna let
us by with such a sweet deal. And Cecilia is strong, she won't be taken down so easily. We'll
go defeat the other demons and the Demon Lord and come right back here, so there's
nothing to worry about."

That bitch of a Mage was spouting shit like 'Let's believe in our friends to make the hero
take the bait.
You know if the tables were turned and s he was the one being sacrificed she'd kick up a
huge fuss.

The swordsman watched the proceedings silently, waiting for the outcome.
Even in this situation he wouldn't break character.

The Mage bitch continued to persuade her team for the next few minutes, and the result
was...

"...Fine.
We'll....leave Cecilia here."

Looks like the deal is sealed.


It was a bitter decision.
He was so frustrated with himself his nails drew blood in his clenched hands.
"Heeeh, then you may pass."

I opened the door for the party that had dwindled down to three members. The hero kept
glancing back at the cleric, wordlessly promising to return for her. Once they were through
I shut the door.

Now it was just us. I started to get butterflies in my stomach.

"...Even though I know there's no chance of winning, I'll never give up. My power may not be
able to even scratch you, but I will struggle til my last breath!"

She readied her staff and let loose the intermediate-level Light spell 'Holy Laser'.

"..Hey, hold up a minute! Time out, time out!"

I didn't really want to start a fight with her.


I cancelled out her magic and tried to appeal to her while holding up my hands.

"...What are you plotting? A trick to get me to lower my guard? Even without such a cheap
trick you could easily kill me."

"No, you're mistaken. I swear!"

I only-

"Then what do you want? Making them leave the Healer behind, surely you plan to trap
them ahead and whittle them down to nothing!"

I wouldn't do something dumb like that.

"If I was gonna kill you I would have done it already!


I have business with you."

I just-

"Then you plan to kill only me?"

"I fell in love with you at first sight. Please go out with me!"

-wanted to confess.

"What?!"
I felt relieved to finally say it.
On the other hand, she was left dumbfounded by this turn of events.

*Chuunibyou - Youll find many times in this novel that Youki goes into his Chuunibyou
mode (sometimes shortened to Chuuni or Chuu2). For those of you unfamiliar with this
term, here is a short explanation (as it pertains to this novel).
Chuunibyouliterallytranslatesto8thgradersyndrome(or2ndyearofmiddleschool
syndrome),andindicateschildrenaroundage1213thatactoutcrazydelusionalfantasiesas
thoughtheywerereal.Itslikeplayingmakebelievetomakeyourselfseemstrange,special,
mysterious,andthelike.Whileitsmildlyexpectedofmiddleschoolers,asyougetolder
youresupposedtogrowoutofit,sothosethatcontinuetosufferfromitareoftenlooked
downuponandfoundembarrassing(evenYoukigetsembarrassedofhisownChuuni
actions).Beinginafantasyworldwheredemons,heroes,andmagicarereal,Youki
sometimescanthelpbutactthepartofthenefariousevilvillain,orthelovestruck
romanticist,sayinganddoingthingstofulfillhispreconceivednotionsofhowtheseroles
shouldbeplayedout.Whenhedoesreturntorealitysoonafterherealizesjusthowsillyhe
wasbeing,butstillcanthelpit.

SomeanimethatdealwithChuunibyouare"ChuunibyoudemoKoigaShitai!"(Love,
Chunibyo&OtherDelusions),andInouBattlewaNichijoukeinoNakade(When
SupernaturalBattlesBecameCommonplace)ifyouwanttoseeitactedout.
Foramoreindepthexplanationof Chuunibyou ,
checkoutthisarticle
.(YoukiistheEvilEyetype
Chuunimentionedhere)

Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -


Chapter 2

Itriedtodiehonorably.

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Let'sstartfromtheconclusion.Iwasrejected.Itwasoverwithasingleword'No'.

ThisisaroominthemiddleoftheDemonCastle.
Indeed,thisistheroomI,thereincarnatedSegawaYouki(nowjustYouki),guard.
JustwhatwasIdoinginthemiddleofthisroom?

"...Rejected.It'sover.Iwannadie..."

Iwashunchedover,huggingmykneesanddrawinglettersonthefloor.
Includingfailuresfrommypreviouslife,justhowmanytimeshaveIbeenturneddown?

"Um...excuseme..."

Nexttomewasaflusteredgirlinclericclothes,whosenameIheardtobeCecilia.

"...hahaha..."

Thelaughterjuststartedwellingup.
Humansgetrejectedsomanytimesoverthecourseoftheirlives.
WhenIwashuman,Iwasalsorejectedalot.
That'swhyIwasfeelingthewayIamnow.

"Excuseme,areyouallright?....Wait,whatamIdoing,hestheenemy!"

Ithoughtshewascheeringmeup,butshesuddenlyreadiedherselfforbattleagain.
She'ssokind.Herawkwardkindnessfeltbittersweet..
Ialmostforgotthatsheseesmeasherenemy.
Whyisthat?
ItsbecauseI'mademon.
IhopeI'mrebornasahumannexttime.
IfIwashuman...wouldmyboringfacestillmakeithopeless?

Shepointedherstaffatme.
Lookslikeshe'sreadytotakemedown.
Icandiehappyifit'satmybeloved'shands.
There'snothingleftformeinthisworldanyway.

"JudgementCross"

Apillaroflightintheshapeofaholycrosscameatme.
Aseniorlevellighttypemagic.
Evenwithmycheat,ifIdon'tputupanyresistance,I'llprobablydie.

"Aah,pleaseletmeberebornasahumannexttime."

Iclosedmyeyesinprayer.

NomatterhowlongIwaited,theimpactnevercame,soIhesitantlyopenedmyeyes.

Themagicsheusedwasgone.DidshecancelhermagicbecauseIdidn'tdoanything?

"Haah..."

Buttheburdenonyourbodyishugeifyouforciblycancelit.Itwasevidentshehaddonejust
thatasshewascollapsedonherkneesandbreathingheavily.

"...Whydidn'tyouresist?AfteramonthofbattlingyouI'vecometounderstandsomeofthe
extentofyourpower.Youshouldhaveeasilydodgedorcounteredthatlevelofmagic!"

Sherecoveredfromthebacklashandaskedmethat.
Theanswerisquitesimple.

"Sinceyouturneddownmyconfession,Ifeltlikedying."

"Don'ttoywithme!"

Evenwhenangryshe'sstillcute...Er,Imean...Ithoughtitbesttogiveheracandidanswer.

"Ihavenothinglefttolivefor.I'velivedmywholelifeinthisroomyouknow?IfIwentoutside
I'dhavetoattackhumantownsfornoreasonatall,andbecauseIdidntwanttodothat,I
neverleft..."
Istillhadallmymemoriesofmypreviouslifeintact,soIwasimmenselyreluctanttodo
thingslikethattohumans.

"...I'venevermetademonlikeyoubefore.AllthedemonsI'veeverseenwereruthlessand
cruel,treatinghumanslikegarbage."

SeemslikewhatIsaidwasprettystrange.
Asshesaid,mostdemonsactlikethat.
However,Iwasanexception.

"That's'causeIwasoriginallyhuman."

NothingIsaidwasuntrue.

"Wha?Doyoumeantotellmethere'ssomedarkmagicouttherethatcanchangehumans
intodemons?"

Hereyeswereopenwideinshock.
SheseemstohavemisunderstoodwhatImeant.
Thereisnosuchmagic.
EvenwithmycheatIcouldn'tdothat.

"Ah,nono!I'mahumanwhowasreincarnated.InmypreviouslifeIwasahuman."

Suddenlyshestaredatmycoldly.
EvenIcouldtellshewasthinking'Whatisthisguytalkingabout?'

"...Whwhat?It'strue!IwasbornonEarthasSegawaYouki.Idiedinatrafficaccident."

Sheprobablywouldn'tunderstandthingslike'Earth'and'trafficaccident',butIstilldidmybest
toconvinceherIhaddiedoncebefore.

did
"...Idon'tbelieveyou.Butsupposeitweretrue,thenwhy youallyyourselfwiththeDemon
Lord?Woulditnothavebeenbettertoallyyourselfwithushumans?"

"OfcourseIwantedto,butsayIdid,wouldtheHerooranyoneelseinthepartyseriously
believeademonlikemewouldallywithhumans?"

WouldagroupofjusticefreaksreallytakethetimetolistentoawordIsay?No,they'djust
seemeasastronglookingdemonandimmediatelycategorizemeasanenemy.That'swhat
theHerowoulddo,obviouslytheMagebitchtoo,andofcoursetheSwordsmanwouldbeno
exception.
Ican'tseeusbecomingfriends.EvenifIdidsomehowbefriendthecleric,therewasstillthe
prettyboyHero,bitchyMage,andtaciturnSwordsmantodealwith.There'snowaythey'dlet
meintheirparty.

EvenifsheunderstoodwhereIwascomingfrom,shekeptquietaboutit.

"Still,HerokunandtheothersarepowerfulenoughtodefeattheDemonLord."

HeisaHeroafterall.
TheSwordsmanandMagearetherealdealtoo,sotheyshouldbefine.

"...Wouldn'tithavebeenfastertokilltheDemonLordyourself?"

"Nuhuh,nothappening.Inhumanterms,ifasoldierkilledtheking,whatdoyouthinkwould
happen?"

Iproposethequestiontoher.

"...Atworst,they'dbeexecutediftheymanagedtoescape,they'dbeawantedcriminal."

"It'snotlikethatwithdemons.YoudefeattheDemonLord,you'remorelikelytobecrowned
thenextDemonLord.That'snotforme."

It'dbealittleweirdbecauseofmylowrank,butifIdidbecometheDemonLordthenIwould
befatedtobetakendown.Beyondotherdemons,soonerorlaterhumanswouldcometo
defeatmeaswell.

"IsayI'mprotectingthisroom,butit'smorethatI'mashutin,andit'sbeenquiteboring."

AndthentheHeroPartyappeared.

"Iwashonestlygonnaletyouguysdefeatmewhenyoucame,butIruinedanychanceofthat
whenIgottooexcitedandwasovercomebymyoldChuunibyou..."

Andproceededtowipethefloorwiththem.

"IfiguredtheworldwouldbeintroubleifIleftthingslikethat,soIdecidedtohealyouupand
sendyoutothatnearbyvillage.AndthenwhenIsawyouitwasloveatfirstsight..."

"I...see."
"Iwatchedyouforthatwholemonthwefought.ButthenIrealizedthatatthisrateworld
peacewouldbeimpossible.IthoughtthatIshouldn'tholdyoubackinthisroomanymore,so
todayImadeupmymindtoconfess."

SadlyIendeduptryingtodiehonorably.

"TheHeroPartywilldefeattheDemonLord.ThenI'lllosemyhome.Youturnedmedowntoo.
That'swhythere'snothingleftforme."

MytimebeingreincarnatedasaDemonwasatanend.
Theroomfellsilent.
Afterafewmoments,sheslowlyopenedhermouth.

"...That'sunacceptable.Youhavegreatpower.SomuchsothatourHeroPartywasn'ta
matchforyou.Please,won'tyouusethatpowerforushumans?"

Shesuddenlystartedgivingaspeech.

"...Forstarters,youhaveenoughpowerthatyoucandisguiseyourselfasahuman,don't
you?Ifyoudo,youshouldbeabletomeldintohumansocietyseamlessly."

Howdidthisturnofeventscomeabout?
EventhoughIwasn'tquitefollowingwhatshewassaying,shecontinued.

"So...Comewithmetotheoutsideworld."

Shereachedherhandouttome.
Apparentlyitwastimeformetograduatefrombeingashutin.
Thatday,theDemonLordwasdefeatedandpeacereturned.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 3

Itriedjoiningaguild.

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ThenewsoftheDemonLord'sdefeatatthehandsoftheheroesspread,andtheworld
rejoiced.
Everytown,village,andcountryheldcelebrationsinhonoroftheheroes.
Ofcourse,theimperialcityMinervaintheClarinessKingdomthathadselectedtheheroes
heldagrandparadeintheirhonor.

So,duringthatjoyousevent,IwenttotheGuild.
Itwasaconsiderablysturdylookingtwostorybuilding.

Thatday,Ceciliaendedmydaysofbeingashutin,andIstealthilyleftthecastle.
TheheroesweresuccessfullyconvincedthatIhadkickedthebucket.
IusedthemapCeciliagaveme,andfinallyarrivedintheimperialcity,Minerva.

"Ileftfirst,sojusthowdidtheHeroPartygethereaheadofme?"

IwassurprisedtoseetheprincipalmembersofHeroPartyalreadyhere.
Andofcourse,Ceciliawaswiththem.

"DidIgetlostsomehow?...IsupposethatpathItookwasprettyroundabout,soit'shighly
likely."

Actually,onmywayhereIsawcateared,dogeared,andallsortsofotheranimaleared
peoplealongwithsomebeautifulelvesthatignitedmypassionforfantasy.
SoImayhaveunknowinglytakenaslightdetour.

But,IstillmadeittoMinervainonepiece,soIwon'tdwellonit.
Whilethinkingaboutthat,IentertheclassicRPGworldguildhall.

Inside,therewasevenawetbar.

Itwasaboutnoon,soIdidn'tseeanyonedrinkingyet,buttherewerepeopleeatingameal
hereandthere.
SinceIwasn'thungry,Iwentstraighttothereceptiondesk.

"ExcuseMee~,I'dliketojointheguild..."

NoonewasatthereceptiondesksoItriedcallingoutforsomeone.
AmaleworkercameoutfromthebackwhenIdid..

"Huh?Thefestival'sparadeistodayIwassurenoonewouldcome..."

Helazilywalkedinwhilescratchinghisunkempthair..
Hiseyeslookedliketheonesonadeadfish...isthisguyokay?

Andisn'tthereceptionistsupposedtobeaprettyLady?
...Well,Ididn'tcometotheguildjusttoseeprettyladies,sowhatever.

"I'dliketojointheguild..."

Hemaynothaveheardmethefirsttime,soIrepeatedmyself.
Themalereceptionistscratchedhisheadagain,andapatheticallyreplied,

"Yawannajoin?Nearlyallthestaffareonvacationtoday...nowwherewasit?"

Therewascertainlyalotofpaperworkonthedesk,andhewasrandomlysearchingforthe
rightone.
Heyhey...isthisguy really okay?

"Fercryin'outloud,theyallsaytheywannaseetheHeroandfuckoff...ah,whatapaininthe
ass."

Don'tswearinfrontofyourcustomers!ThoughIunderstandthestaffwhosuddenlytooktime
offarealsoatfault.
Butreally,whywasthisguytheonlyoneleft?
Allthingsconsidered,theyshouldhaveatleastleftonemorepersonherebesidesthisguy.

Hekeptbitchingabouthiscoworkerswhilelookingforthepaper,thenfinallyfoundit.

"Ah,hereitis.Fillouttherequiredinformationhere.Well,Isayfillout,butit'sjustyourname,
age,andtheexclusionclausethatwe'renotliableifyoudieonthejob."

Hehandedmethepaperwhilegivingmeinstructions,andIfilledoutalltherequiredparts.

"Name,Youki.Age,21.Gotcha.Here'syourguildcard."

Hesaidambiguously,andgavemeasquarepocketsizedguildcard.

"It'llcostyoutoreplaceit,sobecarefulnottoloseitatleastforthenextthreedays...Idon't
wannabetheonetogothroughthatirritatingprocedure."

Seemsliketherestofthestaffareoffforthenextthreedays.
Doyoureallyhateworkthatmuch?
There'snolimittoyourlaziness.

"Right...understood."

Ileftmyreplyatthat.
...Anyway,I'mnotgonnaloseit...probably.

"Thenwe'redonehere.You'llstartoffatthelowestFrankandworkyourwayupfromthere.
Takeyourtimeandgiveityourbest....Nowait,giveityourbestinthreedays.Dothat,andit'll
savemeashittonofworkIdon'twannadolikeprocessingsquestsandotherbullshit."

Howlazycanaguyget?!
Itotallyignoredwhathesaidandwentouttocompleteabunchofdifferentquests.
Hesaiditwasapain,butwhatever.

ItookthegoldIearnedfrommyquests,gotabedataninn,floppedmyselfdownonitand
thoughtaboutwhatIshoulddofromhereonout.

Ichoseaninnneartheguildthatwasn'ttooexpensive.Althoughcheap,thefoodIgotwas
delicious,soIfigureImadeagoodchoice.

(IfIkeeponlikethis,myrankwillincrease,aswellasmyearnings.Andoncemylivelihood
reachesacertainpoint...I'llconfesstoCeciliaonceagain.)

Ihaven'tgivenupjustyet.
I'mlivingthedreamofbeingreincarnatedintoafantasyworldwithacheatlevelpower,but
sinceIwasademon,IhadhiddenmyselfawayintheDemonCastle.

Ican'tgiveupaftermyGoddessCeciliashowedmetheway.

(Hehhehheh...I'lldefinitelywinherlove.)

IgotexcitedthinkingaboutCecilia,andaftergettingintoChuunimode,Iwasn'tabletogoto
sleepforawhile.

Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -


Chapter 4

Itriedbeinginvited.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo

Ivebeenintheguildforaweek.
Ididwellonquests,andevenrosetorankD.
Asusual,Icametotheguildtoreportmyfinishedquest.

Hey,theprettyLadiesareoverthereyanno?That'swhyeveryone'sgettingtheirrequests
processedoverthere.Whythehellareyoubotheringtocomeoverhere?

Heaskedmewithobviousirritation.
Iwonderedthesamething.

Well,whenIfirstcamehereIwasexpectingsomethinglikeaprettyLadyatthereception
desk.But,Idunno,IjustgotusedtoClaymanasmyreceptionist.

"'Gotusedto'myass!You'reincreasingtheshitIhavetodo!"

HisvoiceechoedthroughouttheGuild.
ClaymanwasthestaffmemberthatprocessedmyregistrationwhenIfirstcametotheGuild.

3daysafterIregistered,theotherstaffreturned,butIstillhadhimprocessmyquests.
Sinceit'sClayman,despitehiscomplaininghestilldidhisjobproperly.

"Evenso,itdoesn'tmatter,workiswork.Quityourcomplaining."

There'snogoodreasonnottocometohim.

"No,thiswasn'tmyjobinthefirstplace.TheonlyreasonIwastherewasbecausetherestof
thestafftooktimeoffonthedayoftheHeroParade."Hecontinuedtocomplainwhile
processingtheohsoannoyingquest.
Andso,ashebitchedaboutworkwhilestilldoingitproperly,andmethrowinginsomeside
commentary,therewasasuddencommotionattheGuildentrance.

Huh?Didsomethinghappen?

Claymanleanedoverhisdesktogetalookattheentrance,andIalsolookedbacktoseethe
causeofthecommotion.
Excuseme,couldyouletmethroughplease?

MyGoddessCeciliaishere.Allaroundyoucouldhearpeopleaskingwhatthehero
sama
Cecilia wasdoinginaplacelikethis.
ThegeneralmoodwassimilartoanIdol'sconcertfrommypreviouslife.
EvenClayman,theevertroublesomeguywhoalwaysdidthingsathisownpace,isalittle
takenaback.

Sheslowlymadehertowardsme.

"Forgivemefornotcontactingyousooner."

Iandtheguildmembersinmyvicinityturnedtostoneseeingherloweringherheadto
apologize.
OnlyClaymanremainedunfazed,hiseyeslanguidasalwaysashewatchedtheeventunfold.

Letsdiscussthisfurtherinmyhome.

Witha'letusdepart',shetookthehandofmystonelikeself.
Andjustlikethatsheledmeoutoftheguild.
Afterwelefttheguildwasinanuproar,gossipingupastorm.

Uponexiting,wehoppedintothecarriageshecamein.Thecoachmaneyedmesuspiciously,
butloweredhisheadafterCeciliaexplained.
ThisisthefirsttimeI'veexperiencedthebumpyrideofahorsedrawncarriage.

"Ihadreallyintendedtomeetwithyousooner,howeverbetweentheParadeandtheParties
itseemstimemanagedtoslipawayfromme..."

Sheapologizesandlowersherheadagain.Itwasn'tlikeIwantedhertoapologize,but...

"Well,itwasmyfirsttimeoutsidethecastle,andatlonglastIgottoenjoyeverydaylifein
anotherworld.SoIdon'treallymindatall!"

"...WellI'mgladyouthinkofitthatway."

Somehow,shestillseemeddownsoIchangedthetopic.

"Cometothinkofit,I'mimpressedyouwereabletofindme."

"...AtfirstIwonderedwhatIwoulddo.Ihadnoideawhatyourdisguisedformlookedlike.And
soIlookedintoguildsaroundherewithrecentnewmembers."

Isee,thatprobablytookalotofeffort.

"...StillIwasabletolocateyousoonerthanexpected."

Wwhatsthis?

"Youdidnotchangeyourname,evenyourappearanceisn'tthatdifferent...justwhatwereyou
thinking?"

"Whatareyoutalkingabout?Itotallychanged!"

WhenIwaswiththedemonsIalreadydidn'tlooklikemuchofone,Ihadtheboringfaceofa
human.
IfIhadtonameaproblem,itwouldlikelybethesplendidhornsonmyforeheadandblack
wingsgrowingoutofmyback.

"Iputupwiththepain,brokeoffmyhorns,andevenremovedmywings."

IcouldgrowthembackifIwanted,howeverIhavenointentiontodosoatthemoment.

"...Bethatasitmay,myheropartyknowsyourface.Attheveryleastpleasewearsome
glasses."

Likethat,inthemiddleofourdiscussiononmydisguise,thecarriagesuddenlystopped.
Weappearedtohavereachedourdestination,andatthecoachman'sproclamationweexited
thecarriage.

...Geez,itshuge.

Infrontofmestoodalargemansion.Infrontofthegateweretwosoldierlikepeople.
AfterexitingthecarriagewithCecilia,Ifollowedtoenterthemansionbutwasstoppedbythe
guards.

"Mylady,welcomehome...whoexactlyisthisman?"

Theguardshadmeatspearpoint.Heynow,arewereallydoingthis?

"Loweryourspearsatonce!Heismydearfriend."

Theyputdowntheirspears.Therewasstillsomeuneasiness,buttheywouldnotdefyCecilia.
IcouldfeeltheguardsstaringdaggersatmewhileIaccompaniedCeciliainsidehermansion.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 5

Itriedtostepforward.

TranslationbySolistia

Couldyoupleaseleavetheguild?

What!?

Thatsstrange.Whatkindofsituationisthis?
IwasinvitedtothemansionCecilialivesin,andnowwe'reinherroom.
Webothsatonthebedinaroomthathadthecleanlinessyou'dexpectofawoman.

...Forgiveme.Thatwasaninsufficientexplanation.

Ithinkthat'smorethanjust'insufficient'.Iwonderwhyexactlyshewantsmetoleavethe
guild?

"TheDemonLordhasnowbeenvanquishedbytheHero.However,thedangerofallthe
demonsstillremains."

Well,Iguessthatstrue.
That'swhyIworkintheguild,todiminishthedamageofthedemons.
Butshecontinues,

"...Yetthedangerisnotlimitedtodemons.There'slikelytobeconflictbetweenhumansnow."

Soundslikewar.You'dthinkafterkillingtheDemonLordthere'dbealittlebitofpeace.
Eventhoughit'safantasyworld,warstillexistsbetweenhumans.

"Inparticular,there'srumorsthattheGallisEmpire,amilitarizednation,hasalreadybegun
preparingweapons."

"Butwhatdoesthathavetodowithme?"

EvenintheClarinessKingdom,eachcountryhasbegunamassingthemosttalentedpeople.
Already,there'samountainofengagementtalksfortheHerofromeverynation'sprincesses
andyoungnobleladies.
AsexpectedofHero kun
.
Ratherthanpolitics,itappearshe'sdrowninginferventpursuers.

"It'snotonlytheHero,therestofthepartyhasalsoreceivedsuchproposals."

IjustheardsomethingIreallydidn'tneedtohear.

"They'reevencominginforyou?!"

Ileanedinandpressedherforananswer.

"Ofcourse,I'vereceivedsome...butI'verefusedthem....And,don'tinterruptwhenI'minthe
middleoftalking."

Ireturnedtomyoriginalpositionafterbeingrelieved.

"SowhatIwastryingtosaywas,there'sagoodpossibilitythatifyoubecomefamousnowthe
othernationswillwanttorecruityouaswell."

"Thenwhatexactlydoyouwantmetodo?"

IfItemporarilyleavetheguild,whatamIsupposedtodowithmyself?

"Andtherefore,I'dliketopersonallyhireyou,andcompensateyouwithpayment."

Ifthat'sthecase,thenmyrenownwouldcertainlybelessthanifIworkedattheguild.

"...Areyousureyoucanaffordthatmuch?"

Anobleladythoughshemaybe,theremustbealimittotheamountofmoneyshecanspare.

"Youareundoubtedlystrong,andImsureyouwouldachievenolessthananSrankinyour
guild.Honestly,there'snowayIcouldaffordsomeonesosuperiorbymyself."

Well,Iwouldn'tmindifshetookadvantageofmyloveforhertohiremecheaply,
However,she'sthetypethatwouldhatethatsortofthing.

"Iamawarethatyouharborfeelingsforme.That'swhy...dont..."
Shehuggedherbodyinwardwithasadlookonherface...Iseewherethisisgoing...

Dontsayanythingelse!

Istoppedguessingwhatshewastryingtosay.Ispokewithzealinafirmtone.

"Iwantmyloveforyoubefulfilled,butnotlikethis!...Bwahahaha,youforget,Ihavemy
cheat.Assassinsandspiesfromothercountriesarenomatchforme.Beingseducedisoutof
thequestion.Theonlyoneformeisyou!"

HalfwaythroughinmyexcitementIstartedintomy chuunibyou
act.SoattheendIstrucka
pose.Aroundthetimemymindfroze,heressentialreactionwas...

...*snicker*

Shetriedtostopherselffromlaughing.
Howevershecouldnthandleitandbustedagut.

"....Ahahahahahaaa,I'msorry...Icouldn'ttakeitanymore.Pahaha..."

Andsoshejustkeptlaughing.Astimewentbyshesettleddownandcaughtherbreath.

"...Haaa,myapologies,Ididn'texpectsuchareplyandwaslaughingbeforeIknewit."

Nono,IgottoopassionateanditlookslikeIsaidsomeoutrageousthings.

Idesperatelyexplainedmyself.Apparentlythatwasfunnytooandenticedabitmorelaughter
fromher.
Whenthelaughtersettleddownagain,forsomereasonshespokeinalowwhisper.

"MoreandmoreI'mstartingtobelieveyourstorythatyou'renotademon.Nootherdemon
couldbesofunny."

"Eh?!Youstilldidn'tbelieveme?...Andwhythewhispering?"

Iwasshocked.
Iwasundertheimpressionshebelievedmeaboutmydeath.

"Ohno,IguessyoucouldsayIwasdoublechecking.Asforthewhispering,Ithinkyou'll
understandsoon.Thatremindsme...letstalkalittlemore.It'sjustasmallpersonalrequest."

...CoulditbeI'vemissedaluckychance?
Justlikethat,thissnickeringandlaughinggirlsteeledherselfasshelookedatme.

Sosheandtheresurrectedmehadachat.
Timepassed,andbecauseshehadplansafterthisitwastimetoleave.

"Ihadfuntoday.Let'smeetagain,ok?I'llcontactyou."

"Ihadfuntoo.Also,beforeIgoIhaveonelastrequest..."
Myfacewashot.ShouldIdothis?Won'tsheturnmedown?

Whatisit?

WithgrimdeterminationIsaid,

"WoulditbealrightifIcallyoujustCeciliafromnowon?"

Iwentandsaidit.
AfterIfinishedmyfacegothot.
I'msureitwasburningbrightredrightaboutnow.Asmallsmilealightedherface.

Thatsfine.AndIshallcallyouYoukisan .

Hellyeeaaah!
InmyheartIhadalittlevictorydance.

"Wellthen,onceagain,I'llseeyousoon,Youki san
."

Seeya,Cecilia.

Imademywayoutofhermansion.

Now,IlaiddownonanabedattheInn,butcouldn'tstopgrinning.
IfeellikemyrelationshipwithCeciliatookastepforward.Whataday.Bytheway,although
inconsequential,thenextdaywhenIwenttotheguildIwasshovedaroundandbombarded
withquestions.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 6

Itriedmakingafriend.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo

Theskyisvibrantblue,andthewindisblowingjustright.
Eventhetemperaturesinthatperfectsweetspotbetweenhotandcold.
Assuch,theweatherproveditstheidealtimetomeetCeciliaathermansionforourplanned
rendezvous.

"Man,theweatherissonicetoday~IevengettomeetwithCecilia,today'sgonnabeagreat
dayoff!"

Iminsuchhighspirits,thatImskippingallthewaythere.
Everythingisfineupuntilthatmoment.
TheproblemstoodinfrontofCecilia'smansion.

"...Wha?Ican'tgoin?!Whynot?IknowImadeanappointment."

Arrivingatthemansion,Iwasstoppedbythesametwoguardsaslasttime.What'smore,
theyrestaringdaggersatmeagain.

"RightnowM'LadyishavingameetingwiththeHero.What'smore,wesimplydon'ttrustyou.
Nowtakeyourleave!"

Whataretheytalkingabout?
SotheHerocameorwhatever,I'mtheonewhomadeanappointment!

"Ifthat'sthecase,atleastletmewaituntilthey'redone."

TogethereIhadtowalkwhatwouldhavetakenacarriage10minutes.
NowayI'mleavinguntilIseeCecilia.

"...Enough!Ifyoudon'tleavenow,I'll..."

Sayingthat,theguardcameatmewithhisspear.
Heynow,isthisguyrightinthehead?
Frankly,Icouldtaketheseguysoutin3secondsflat,butI'mconvincedthatwouldonlymake
thingsworse.
ItwouldalsocauseproblemsforCecilia.

"Tch,fine,Igotit!I'llleave!"

Iclickedmytongueatthem,andwentbackthewayIcame.
FrombehindIhearthemsayingsomethingaboutneverlettingmeseeCeciliaagain.Itmade
meangry,butIendureditasIleftthemansion.

***

"Aah,damnit,thatmakesmemad."

I'mintheworstpossiblemood.
Thepreviouslyhappymoodisnowheretobefound.

Assholes,I'llrememberthisnexttime!

IkickedthegroundasIcursedthem.
TodayissupposedtobemydayoffsoIdidn'tfeellikegoingtotheguildeither.

Itcouldn'tbehelpedsoIwanderedaroundthetownallbymylonesome.
Wanderingabout,Isawacrowdgathering.

AsIcomparedittothepaparazzifrommypreviouslife.Itookalookatthecenterofthe
spectacle.
AsIdid...

(What'sthis?IfeellikeI'veseenhimsomewherebefore.Thatface...)

Itwasaprettyboyatthecenter.Hehadaswordathiship,asharpgaze,andgaveoffa'cool'
impression.

(Ah.Iremember.HewastheHeroPartysSwordsman kun
.)

Hero kun kun


isarefreshingkindofprettyboy,butSwordsman isaprettyboywithan
imposingairabouthim.Butnowhelookedbothtroubledandconfused.
(Inaway,Imstartingtofeelbadforhim)

PerhapsitsbecauseIwasalsofeelingunfortunatetodaythatIwenttohelphim.

(Can'tbehelped,IguessI'llgivehimahand.)

Ipointedmyfingerawayfromtheswordsmanandyelled,

"Ohlook,there'stheHero!"

OrsoIsaid.
Then,therewereshrieksof Kyaa sama
andHero astheytookofftothedirectionIpointed
to.
JustasIthought,Hero kun
ismorepopular.

Ha,pieceofcake.

Itwentsoperfectlyaccordingtoplan,Ihadtolaugh.
Lookingback,witheveryonegoneyouwouldn'thavebelievedthere'dbeensuchahuge
crowdearlier.Unabletograspthesituation,theswordsmanoftheHeroPartylooked
flabbergasted.

"Y'know,youshouldusethischancetoescape."

Ipulledhimalongbythearmandtookhimtoalessprominentarea.

"Phew...Weshouldbeokaroundhere."

Wewenttoanalleywayabitawayfromthepreviousspot.
Itwasadimandominousplace,butIdoubtanyoneelsewouldcomehere.

...

Heyhey,evennowyou'regonnaactlikethecoolguy?
Well,it'snotlikeImexpectingtogetthankedforsavinghimoranything.

"Byethen.Nexttimewearadisguisewhenyouwalkaroundtown."

AndsoIleft.
PerhapsIwasabittoococky?
Well,Isavedhim,andgavehimsomeadvice,sowe'llcalliteven.

ThinkingaboutthatIsetouttowanderagainbymylonesome,however...

Wa...waitaminute!

...Huh?

Suddenly,Iheardastrangevoice.
Itwasnothingmorethanavoicecallingout.
Theproblemliedinthatitsoundedlikeavoicethatbelongedtoaprofessionallyactedanime
characterfrommypreviouslife.
Buthere,inthisdesertedalleyway,therewasonlymeandSwordsman kun
.
...Sothatmeans.

"Sothepersonthatspokejustnowwas..."

Heistimidlypokinghisfingerstogetherandafteramomenthenods.
...Nowait,something'swronghere!!
Thiscoolandhandsomeguyactuallyspokewithananimelikevoice?

"...letmegetthisstraight,thatvoiceisthereasonyouhardlyeversayaword?"

...yeah.

That'sanaffirmative.
Isee,nodoubthe'sdevelopedacomplexaboutit.
Hetriedtohideitsonoonewouldfindout.



"Well,everyonehassomethingaboutthemselvestheydon'twantbroadcastedtotheworld.
EvenIhavesomethinglikethat."

...Yourenotgonnamakefunofmyvoice?

"It'snotlikeit'syourfault.Plus,IhaveplentyofthingsaboutmyselfthatIdon'tlike.There's
notapersonouttherethathasnofaults."

Andofcourseinmycaseit'sthatI'mfromthedemonrace.
It'sacomplexthatwon'tgoawayandcan'tbecured.

"...You'reaweirdguy.Usuallywhenpeoplefirsthearmyvoice,theywouldmakefunofmeor
laughatme."

Seemslikehehadaroughtimebecauseofthatvoice.
Sothat'swhyhebecamethecool,silenttype.

"Iwon'tlaugh.I'veevenseenotherguyswithavoicelikethat."

OnlyonTVthough.

...Isee.

Alittlesmileappearedonhisface.
IguesshewasjustgladIdidn'tmakefunofhim.

Ithoughtitover,andIwasspeakingtohimcasuallylikeIwouldwithagoodfriend.
...WasIbeingtoodisrespectful?
Ohcrap,nomatterwhichwayIthinkaboutit,Imustbe!

Wellthen,Illjustbegoingoverhere

Idecidedtoescapebeforehecouldsayanything.

Waitaminute!

Iwasstopped.
Thisisbad,ishegonnatakemetotheguards?

"Wha,whatisit?"

Istartedsweatinglikecrazy.
However,thewordshespokewerenotwhatIexpected.

"Iwaswondering...ifwecouldbefriends?"

Eh?

Ican'tbelieveheaskedifwecouldbefriends.
Honestly,itrelievedme.

"Well,Imean...onlyifyouwantto.It'sjust,mymomandcousinaretheonlyoneswhonever
laughedatmyvoicebefore,sowithoutthinkingIkindof..."

WhatonearthdidhedowhilehewasintheHeroParty?
Well,it'snotlikeImindhavinganewfriend.
Onthecontrary,itshouldhavebeenmeaskinghim.

"Iwasalsothinkingit'dbenicetobefriends.I'mYouki.Nicetomeetyou."

"...Really?Thankyou!Youprobablyalreadyknow,butI'mRaven.Nicetomeetyoutoo."

Weshookhandswithafirmgrip.
Itwasthefirsttimeinthe20yearssinceIwasreincarnatedthatImadeafriend.

Icouldn'tmeetwithCecilia,butsinceImadeafriend,today'sdayoffturnedouttobe
worthwhile.

"YouknowYouki,Ifeellikewe'vemetsomewherebefore..."

"...Yyousureyourenotimaginingthings?"

Ibrokeintoacoldsweat.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 7

ItriedmeetingthemotherofthegirlIlike.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

It's only been a few days since I became friends with Raven.
And right now...

Im stuffing my face eating breakfast in the guild.


It's vegetable and bean soup with rye breadI have some funds saved, but I'm still going to eat
frugally.
If my parents had made anything like that I would've complained the moment I laid eyes on it.
However, in this world it's fairly standard fare.
The crazy part is, now I don't even feel like doing any quests unless I eat it.

"Oho, what an extraordinary way to eat."

A voice called out suddenly.


I was in the middle of eating, but at some point, a lady sat down at my table. I was so surprised I
stopped mid-bite.

"Oh my, what's wrong? If you're still eating why don't you go ahead and finish?"

Well then, I won't hold back and resume eating.


Like that, she continued to watch me, moreover with a giggling smile.
...Come to think of it, who exactly is she?
I don't remember being this close to such a beautiful lady during any of my quests.
While eating, I ransacked my brain but came up with nothing.

"It's just like my daughter said. You truly are entertaining."

...?
Like her daughter said?
I thought It couldnt be, and dropped the rye bread in my hand.

"Oh my, it seems I haven't yet introduced myself. I am Celia Aquarain, Cecilia's mother. Pleased to
meet you, Youki-kun?
Whaaaaaaaat!?
Why did Cecilia's mom come to the guild so early in the morning????

"Oh my, aren't you still eating? Then I shall wait until you're finished."

I practically inhaled it.


I don't think I ever ate a meal so fast in either of my lives.
It was more like gulping down a drink than eating.
It made for quite a breakfast.

"Oho...You really don't have to rush yourself on my account. You truly are most interesting."

I finish off my last bite with a swig of milk.


After a short pause, Im ready to listen to Celia-san's story.

"...So, what did you need to talk to me about?"

"In truth, the other day it was reported that our family's guards were quite rude to you. For that, I
came to apologize."

Waitwaitwaitwait.
I can't think of any reason why Celia-san had to be the one to come.
Heck, you shouldve sent the guards instead.
Why would the lady of the house come herself?

"Ah, they did have a bad attitude...I guess. I was really mad, but thanks to that I met someone
new...I guess."

It pained me to receive such an apology, so I tried to get across that I really didn't mind.

"...Oh dear. According to my info, I heard you were quite taken with Cecilia...?"

Oh no!
I think she misunderstood something.
The gentle smile Celia-san wore changed, and now she was looking at me with a rather cold gaze.

"You-You're mistaken, a mistake! I just meant that I made a new friend yesterday."

"I see...I wonder exactly what kind of friendship you have with this girl?"

"I made a guy friend. A guy."


She still seemed unconvinced, so I made sure to state the gender.

"Oh my, is that so? Dear me, I just jumped to conclusions. If my daughter got mixed up with a
scoundrel wouldn't that be just awful? Pardon me, did I scare you perhaps?"

Before my eyes, the frozen smile returned to the earlier gentle smile. I'll keep it secret that I
almost shat myself.

"NO, I-AM-JUST-FINE."

No freaking way am I okay. I started driveling.

"Oh? I'm so relieved. Well, it seems like you're all finished eating, so shall we be on our way?"

WHERE-MIGHT-WE-BE-GO-ING?

I havent even completely recovered yet.


The psychological damage was considerable. The amount of time I would need to recover is likely...

"Is it not obvious? To my mansion! You want to see Cecilia-chan, don't you?"

Instant recovery.
Something inside me flared.

"Yes, I'll go! Let's be on our way immediately!"

Luckily I hadn't taken on any new quests, so I was in the clear. But I should at least go and tell
Clayman he doesn't have to work today for once.

Clayman! Today. Me no work. Day off. Important stuff. Must do!

I tell him in frantic speech that was practically gibberish.

"Th-that so? Seems like you're in a hurry there. Well, it'll shorten my stack so what do I care?"

Hearing the answer I about-face and quickly return to Celia-san.

"Oh, are you already prepared to go? Then let us be off. We shall make haste to return."

For some reason Celia-san is also in a hurry, and just like last time I boarded the carriage and
headed for the Aquarain family mansion.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 8

Itriedgettingsetup.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

BroughtalongbyCelia san,IhadonceagaingottenaninvitationtogototheAquarainfamily
mansion.Rightnow,ImstandingoutsidethemansionwithCeliasan,however...

"Celia san?Thetwoguardshere..."

Theguardsthatonceheldmeatspearpointwerenolongerhere.
Twodifferentguardsarestationedhereinstead.

"Oh,thepeoplewhowererudetoourhonoredguest...Iwonderwhatbecameofthem?"

It'sprobablyagoodthingshedidn'tknowIwasn'thuman.
IdetermineditwasbestleftunsaidthatIwasademon.
Ifeellikesomethingterriblewouldhappenifshecaughtwind...

"Asforthosetwo...ourheadmaidgavethemathorough scolding
."

...what?
Geez,it'snotnearlyasbadasIthought.

"Youknow,ourheadmaidusedtobeanArankadventurer.Forcertainreasonssheretired
frombeinganadventurerandbecameamaidinstead."

Oh?Shesoundsrathercapable.
Iwonderifsheworksasthecaptainoftheguardtoo?
Somaybethat'swhytheheadmaidwouldbetheonetolecturethem...?

"She'sterriblyscarywhenshe'sangry.She'sverysweetonherhusbandthough."

Whatarewetalkingabout,acoupleofnewlywedshere?

"Butitseemstheyoncegotintoaquarrel.Herhusbandwassoseriouslyinjuredittookhalfa
yeartomakeafullrecovery."

...

"But,herhusbandwasalsoanArankadventurer.InjurieslikethatwerenormalfromwhatI
hear."

Scaaaaaary.
Whatonearthisshe?
Ittookhimhalfayeartofullyrecovereventhoughtheywerethesamerank?What'sgoingon
here?

But,atthesametime,shewasalsotheonewholovinglynursedhimbacktohealth.She
seemedquitehappytobeabletospoilhimso."

Sointheendtheystillactedlikenewlyweds?
Iwonderifherhusbandisreallyallright?

"...Ohmy,speakofthedevil!"

Ilooktowardthemansionandseealadywearingamaiduniformcomingourway.

"I'mpleasedtoseeyou'vereturned,Madam."

GreetingCelia san
,sheanglesherselfintoalovelybow.
Suchabeautifulpersoncouldn'tpossiblybeveryold.
IsshereallytheonefromthatstoryCelia san
justtoldme?

"Isthisourhonoredguest?IamtheheadmaidintheemployoftheAquarainfamily.Iam
calledSophia."

Ah...hello.ImYouki.

Becausesheloweredherheadtome,Ialsocasuallybow.
What'sthis,she'sjustanormalperson,isn'tshe?...orsoIstupidlythought.

"Sophia,haveyoufinishedwith that
business?"

"Regrettably,Ihavenot.Iamonlyhalfwaydone."

Iwonderwhatshestalkingabout.

Notyet?Onlyhalfway?

"Yes,itistakingquitesometime,andthoughtheyarerepeatedlyblackingoutIcanthinkof
noothermethod."

...

ForsomereasonIfeelIshouldn'tinterruptthem.

"Madam,howmanybonesshallIbreakuntiltheyarepardoned?"

Hmm,Illleaveituptoyou,Sophia san.Doasmuchasyoulike.

Seriously,whatthehellaretheydiscussing?

"Understood.Ishallrefrainfromdoingmorethanfive.Woulditbesafetouseintermediate
levelmagicIwonder?"

"Indeed...there'sonlyhalfleft,sowhynotdoso?"

"Understood.Ishalldoso....Youki sama ,areyoufeelingunwell?Yourcomplexionappears


ratherill."

"Ahno,I'mdoingfine.It'sjustyourimagination."

EvenifitkillsmeIdon'twanttoattracttheirattention.
Justwhatwasthesubjectoftheirdiscussion?
Theanswerwillremainburiedinthedarkness.

"Verywell,thenletmeguideyoutothemansion."

FollowingSophia san,weenteredtheAquarainresidence.
Uponenteringthemansion,Celia san
pullsmealonguntilwe'reinfrontofthefamiliardoor
leadingtoCecilia'sroom.
Afterenteringthemansion,witha'pleasetakeyourtime',Sophia sanleftus.

"NowYouki kun
,pleaseenterwhenIgivethesignal."

Carefully,Celiasan enteredtheroom.
Soonafter,becauseIwasgiventhecue,Ienteraswell.

"Wha?WhatisYouki sandoinghere?"

Itlookslikeshehadjustwokenup.
Ceciliaisinhernightgownwithabadcaseofbedhead.

"Ohthisdaughterofmine,sleepinginsolateonadayoff~"

Celiasanisinacorneroftheroomjustgigglingandlaughing.
Ithoughtitstrangethatshewasoffinthecorner,butIunderstoodassoonasIsawCecilia's
reaction.
Shetookthestaffleaningonthenearbydresser,focusedherattentionoverhere
and...WOAH!

ShinyBolt!

Theelementarylevellightmagicspell,ShinyBolt.
Adirecthitfromthelightningesqueholylightsentmeflyingoutoftheroom.
ItssosuddenthatIcan'treactintime,andgettinghitbymagicwithoutanydefenseupleft
melaidflatoutsidetheroom.

"Getoutofmyroom!"

ThedoorclosedwithaBAM.
Iwishshehadsaidthat before shelaidmeoutwithmagic.
Justbeforethedoorclosed,IsawCelia san
chucklingtoherselfinsidetheroom.
Thatwomansetmeupbigtime.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 9

Itriedbeingincompetent.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

ForsomereasonI'mnowsittingintheformalJapanesestyle Seiza
.
Really,whatcanIsayformyself?

"Um...Cecilia?Myfeetarestartingtogonumb...WoulditbealrightifIsitonyourbedlikelast
time?"

ItimidlyaskCecilia.
CeciliaislikeaGoddesstome.
Iamsureshewillgrantmemercy...

"Absolutelynot.Youmustreflectuponyouractions."

Mercywasnotgrantedtomethisday.
Hermouthispleasantandsmiling,butIcouldseethesmiledidnotreachhereyes.
Thefeelingshesgivingoffis...crap,thismightbetheend.

Icouldheargigglingofftotheside.
InthemidstofthismayhemtheonlypersonwhoseemstobeenjoyingherselfisCeliasan.
Shekeptlaughingatthecurrentsituation.
...Celiasanwastheculpritbehindthis,you'dthinkshecouldgivemeahandhere.
AboutthetimeIwasthinkingthat,mylegshadjustaboutreachedtheirlimit.

"Cecilia,isntitabouttimeyouforgavehim?It'snotlikehesawyounaked.It'sjusta
nightgown."

Ooh!Helphasarrivedatlast!
EvenCecilia'snormaldemeanorisreturning.

"Afterall,you'llsoonbeinarelationshipwhereyou'llseeeachothernaked,sothere'sno
needtogetallflusteredoverthis,isthere?"

Shedroppedafuckingbombonthisconversation?!
Thispersonain'tmyally!
Cecilia'sfaceturnedred.
Icouldn'tmovebecausemylegswerenumb.
Seiza
Aftersittingin forsolong,evenmyCheatpowerscouldn'thelpmenow.

"OhmydearCecilia,yourfaceisbrightred,youknow?Coulditbeyoualready...?"

Imoveintochangethetopictostopherfromdroppingevenmorebombs.

"Bytheway,whydidyouhavemecomeheretoday?Itcouldn'tbejustforthis,right?"

Evenifit'strue,isn'tthistakingitabittoofar?

"Eh?Ofcoursenot.Butwecouldn'ttalkbeforewithallof that
goingon."

IlistentoCeliasanasshesitsonthebed.
Ceciliaseemstohaverecoveredandsitsbesideme.

"Theotherday,Youkikun,youcamebythemansion,right?Intruth,it'srareforCeciliato
inviteamantotheresidence."

TheonlyreasonCecilia'invited'methattimewasbecauseshewantedtocontinueour
conversation.

"Ceciliadoesn'thavemanymaleacquaintances.OnlytheHeroandhisswordsmanfriend
cometomind...andherecomesthisfellownobodyknowsanythingabout!That'swhyIhid
witheveryonetoseewhatwasgoingon."

Nowthatshementionsit,Ididn'tseeanyoneelseatthemansionasidefromthetwoguards.
Consideringit'ssuchahugemansion,Ididfinditstrangethattherewerenoservantsabout...

"Andthen,IfindyouandCeciliatalkingandlaughing."
Isee,she'sprobablytalkingaboutwhenIenteredmy Chuuni mode*....Whichmeansthat...

"DidyouperhapsoverheareverythingIsaid...?"

"OfcourseIdid.Youweresocool,Youkikun!Like'Theonlyoneformeisyou'.Iwantmy
ownhusbandtosaythattome~e."

Gaaaaah!?
Thisisterrible!Ihadalreadywantedtoridmyselfofthatblackstainfrommyhistory.
Thecolordrainedfrommyfaceasmysoulleftmybody,thenCeliasandeliveredthefinal
blow.

"Youevenstruckanicepose,didn'tyou?Everyoneinthemansionwasmimickingitafter
that~"

Ahaha...thisisevenworse.
IhidmyfacewithonehandandwiththeotherIraisedmyfingerinsomethinglikea
'waitaminutepose'.Howcouldsomethinglikeaspurofthemoment Chuunimodeaccident
achievesuchsuddenpopularityamongthemansionstaff?Withallheremployeesimitating
me,itsnowondershealwaysseemedtobegigglinginmydirection.

"Pleasejustkillmealready..."

"Ohoho,comenow...Let'sgetdowntobusinessthen,shallwe?"

Celiasan'sfacesuddenlybecameveryserious.
Apparently,thiswastobeaveryimportantdiscussion.
CeciliaandIalsoadoptedaseriouslookandlistenedintently.

"WehavehadmanysuitorsforCecilia'shandinmarriage."

Shehasmyfullattention.
ThismustberelatedtomyconversationwithCeciliaaboutthenationsrecruitingtalented
individuals.
Thisparticularrecruitmentthroughanarrangedmarriage.
IwonderwhathappenedafterCeciliarefusedalltheproposals?

"Amongthem,therewasalsoaproposalfromtheHero."

...What?

"ItappearsthatHerofellowhasfeelingsforCecilia."

Somethinginsidemebroke.
Ononehand,therewasahandsomeherowhovanquishedtheDemonLordandsavedthe
world.
Ontheother,aboringfacedrankDadventurerhidingthefactthathewasademon.
...Ireallyhavenochance,doI?

"Celiasan,istheengagementalready...?"

"Ohoho,noworriesthere.Ceciliaalreadyturnedhimdown...buttheHerowon'tgiveupso
easily,yousee?"

Afteramoment'sreprieveIwassoondroppedbackintohell.Cecilialetoutasigh.

"Noway,what'sHerokunthinking?Wasn'tthereamageinthepartyhecouldhavefallenin
lovewith?Didhehavetogobythebookandgetsmittenwiththenoblelady?Hedoesn't
needtogooutofhiswaytoruinmylovelife!!!"

InmyagitationIwentandbitchedaboutHerokun.
Thisisbad,Ibadmouthedhim.
Ceciliaalsosawmegetoutofline,myfacetheverypictureofirritation.

"Ohmy,tosaythatmuchabouttheHero,youmustloveCeciliaverymuch."

Somehow,Iwasmisunderstoodingoodway.
EvenCecilialookedrelieved.

"SoI'dliketoaskyou,Youkikun...wouldyouliketomarryCecilia?Answerimmediately,yes
orno."

Ceciliaasmywife?!IwassosurprisedIjustaboutfellintoapanic,butmanagedtostop
myself.Hmm...
Iletthelastluckychanceslipaway,andImaynotgetanotherchancelikethis.With
Celiasan'sblessing,evenifweencountertroubleinthefuture,shewouldhelptakecareofit.
Myansweris...

Imsorry,butno.

Iloweredmyhead.Theanswerwasno.

"...MayIaskforyourreason?"

"Well,Iknowit'saveryattractiveoffer.ButCeciliaalreadyturnedmedownwhenIconfessed.
That'swhyIdecidedtomakeanhonestlivingandthenconfessonceagain."

Celiasanlookeddirectlyatmeasshelistened.
IalsowanttoknowwhatCeciliathoughtofmyanswer,butwaitpatiently.

"Andhonestly,talkingaboutmarriagethisearly,...it'sjust...thatis..."

Shoot!Imessedupatthemostimportantpart!
Withoutachancetogiveanotherexcuse,Celiasan'sseriousmaskcrumbledasshelooked
atme.

"Ohoho,Youkikun,youpass!Itappearsasthoughmydaughterhasagoodeye,wouldn't
youagree?"
?
Notcompletelyunderstanding,CeciliaandIbothheadtilt.

"Afterall,howcouldIpossiblygivemypreciousdaughterawaytosomeoneIonlyjustmet
today?"

"Eeehh?!Yousetmeupagain?"

bug
"Notatall!Itwouldhavebeendreadfulifasuspiciouslittle hadattacheditselftomy
daughter.That'swhyIdecidedtotestyou."

Ceciliahadn'tbeengivenanywarning,soshewasalittleangry.
Inanycase,beingtestedmeansthat...

"SupposeIhadagreedtothemarriage...?"

escort
"IwouldhavecalledSophiato yououtofthemansion."

ApparentlyIhadbeenfacedwithafairlydangerouschoice.
AbarrierIcouldn'tovercomeevenwithmyCheat.
IalsocametounderstandthatSophiasanisoneofthosebarriers.

"Itoldyouthatyoupassed,didn'tI?Youdon'thavetotremblesomuch...Pleasebeagood
friendtoCecilia.Yourewelcomehereanytime,Youki kun
."

SeemslikeCeliasanhasapprovedofme.
...Butwait?
n
TodayitseemslikeIhaven'tprogressedwithCeciliaatall.Afterthat,Celiasakepttalking
aboutCecilia'schildhood,embarrassingherdaughter.IheardthelegendofSophiaand
nearlyfainted.Andsothefundaycametoaclose.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 10

Itriedreunitingwithmyformerunderlings.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

I'vecometotheOthellForesttodayforaquest.Ittookaboutfivehoursbycarriagetoget
herefromtheimperialcityofMinerva.
Eventhoughit'sstillthemiddleoftheday,thesunlightcan'tquitegetthroughsoit'srather
dreary.Sometimesmonstergrowlscanbeheard,makingitacreepyforest.

MyrankhasrisentoC.
LasttimeattheAquarainmansion,IlearnedthatHerokunhadalsofalleninlovewithCecilia.
IrealizeditwouldbadformetokeeponlikeIwas,andIwantedtoshortenthedifference
betweenHerokunandmyselfevenifonlyalittlebit.

SoIcametotheforesttodaytoslayarankCmonsterCockatricewhowascausing
troubleinthearea.

"Geez,petrifyingthenearbyvillagersimpulsivelyatrandom...justwhatisittryingtodo?"

Thecockatriceisamonsterwiththepowerofpetrification.
But,becauseitdoesn'thaveanyothernoteworthyabilities,it'sonlyrankC.
Still,itwasafearsomeenoughmonsterforyouraveragevillager.

Afterwalkingintheforestawhileanddoingalittlebushwhacking,Iheardanoisefromthe
bushesahead.
Istayedvigilantandslowlyapproachedthebush.

Woah!

Suddenly,aheadlessknightjumpedoutswordswinging.
Iavoidedtheswordwithabackstep,andputsomedistancebetweenus.
WithmyspecialtymagicIthoughtI'dtramplehim,but...

....Huh?

"...Whatthe?Captain,isthatyou?"
NowthatIgetagoodlookthisguywasoneofmyunderlingsattheDemonCastle:theDuke
ofDullahan.Theheadhewasholdingtohisrighthadasurprisedlook.

"Iknewitwasyou,Captain!Whathappenedtoyourhornsandwings?Wait,beforethat,
wherehaveyoubeenallthistime?TheCaptainwhoneverlefthisroomwassuddenly
missing,theHerovanquishedtheDemonLord,wewereallsoworried!"

"Eh?Calmdownfirst.BeforeIgettoyourquestions,whyareyouhere?"

WhenCeciliapersuadedmethatday,therewasn'tamomenttospare,soIendedupleaving
theDemonCastlewithoutsayingaword.
Coulditbethattheotherssurvived?

"Iwassearchingforyou,Captain!HapynethandSheiktoo,wewereallreallyworriedabout
you!"

Hapynethisaharpy,andSheikisapixie,bothofwhomwerealsomyformerunderlings.

"Aretheyalsohereinthisforest?"

"Yeah,todaywedecidedtosearchforyouhere.Weplannedtorendezvousjustalittleways
fromhere.Let'sgo,Captain!"

Ihadn'tseenmyoldunderlingsinsolong,Ireallywantedtoseethemagain.
Plus,they'dbeensearchingformeallthistime.
HowcouldIrefusetomeetwiththemafterthat?
SoDukeledtheway,andwearrivedattherendezvouspoint.

"...Alive..."
"Hooray~!It'stheCaptain~!"

TherewasHapynethandSheik,justlikeDukesaid.
Hapynethnarrowedhereyesandlookedaway,whileSheikhadabigsmileandgavemea
hug.

"...Youguyswerestillalive?"

WhentheDemonLordwasvanquishedbytheHero,Iwasworriedthattheseguyshadbeen
doneinaswell.
I'mgladtheywereabletomakeitoutalive.
Angryatmywords,standingproudwithhislegsapartandahandathiship,Dukerebelliously
replied,

"Don'twriteusoffsoeasily!"

Accordingtothem,thatdaywhentheHeroPartycame,becauseIalwayscommandedthem
todumpthepartyatthenearbyvillage,theywereonstandbyinanotherroom.
However,nomatterhowlongtheywaited,Inevercalledforthem.Becomingworried,they
checkedonmeinmyroomand...

...Captainwasgone.

Hapynethgaveanuncharacteristicallylengthyresponse,

"Andthen,youknow,aftertheDemonLordwasdefeatedthethreeofusranwithourtails
betweenourlegsfromthecastle."

'Ahahaha~'Sheikwaslaughing.
WhenIaskedwhatwassofunny,apparentlywhentheywererunningaway,Dukewascrying
out"Captaaaiin!"
Thatisratherfunny,Imustadmit.

"But,weneverdoubtedthatCaptainwasstillalive...that'swhywesearchedallthistime."

Evenhalfamonthlatertheywerestillsearchingforme.
Theysurethoughthighlyoftheirboss.

"Afterall,Captainwasashutinwhoneverlefthisroom.Wecouldn'thelpbutanxiously
wonderwhereyouwere."

...What?

"...Leftalone...whatwouldyoudo..."

Waitwhat?

"Sometimesyoudflipoutandstartyellingthestrangestthings~..."

did
Justadamnminute,whattheheck thesebastardsthinkofme?

"Atleastit'sgoodthatwefinallyfoundyou.......NowCaptain,Iaskedyoubeforebutjustwhat
happenedtoyourhornsandwings?"

"Igotridofthem."

.........

Afterthatthereactionvaried.
Dukewascrying'whatwereyouthinking?!',andHapynethwassayingsomethinglike'you
finallyawakened'.
What'supwiththat?
AndSheik?
Helaughedsohardhewaslefttwitchingontheground.

"Captain!Whatonearthhappenedwhileweweregone?!"

Dukecriedandhuggedmeclosely,lookingforanexplanation.
HowcouldIpossiblyexplainthistothem?
ShouldIjustbehonest?

"IntheHeroparty,therewasthiscuteclericgirl.AfterIconfessedtoherandgotshotdown
I'vebeenlivingasahuman."

ThecryingDuke,thecallouslyfacedHapyneth,andtherolfcopteringSheik.
Thethreewhohadpreviousreacteddifferentlyallsimultaneouslyturnedtostone.

Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -


Chapter 11

Itriedtofulfillthewishofmyformerunderlings.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

Ilightlyslappedmythreeunderlingswhohadturnedtostonetobringthembacktotheir
senses.
Thatsummarywasprobablytoosimple,soIgavethemamoreindepthexplanation.

human
"Captain,whyareyouchasingtheskirtofa girl?Captain'sademon,right?Gettingrid
ofyourhornsandwingsit'stootragic."

Dukewasdrowninghimselfintears.
Ceciliaistheonewhoinvitedmeouttotheworldbeyondmyroom.
just
It'snotlikeIwas askirtchaser.

...Repulsive.

Thatwasuncalledfor.
Hey,Hapyneth,don'tyoulookawayfromme!

"Ahahaha,ahahahaIt'snouse,Ican'tstoplaughing!"

'Can'tstop'myass!QuititSheik,you'rebeingobnoxious!

"Haaa~Anyway,rightnowI'mahumanYouki,livingahumanlifestyle....I'mnotyourcaptain
anymore.Icamehereforaquest.Seeya,livelongenoughtofallinlove,guys."

It'ssadbutIneedtodrawtheline.
ForbothCeciliaandtheseguys.

"Noway!CaptainisourCaptain."
"...That'sright."
"Ithinksotoo~"

Whataretheseguysthinking?

"No,Imean,I'mlivingasahumannow,I'mnolongerademon."
"SothatClericgirl,she'salookerisshe?"
"...Beautifulgirltype."
"Forgetaboutherlooks,thosebreastsofhers~"

Theseguysdidn'tlistentoawordIsaid.
AndSheik.Whydoyouknowabout that?

"I'dliketomeether,thehumangirlCaptainfellfor."
"...Agreed."
"Metoo!Metoo!"

Whataretheseguysupto?
WhileIstoodtherestunned,thosethreejustcarriedonwiththeirconversationuntilthey
decidedonsomething.

"WehavecometoadecisionwewanttomeetthehumanCaptain'sinlovewith."

retarded
Areyou ?!

What'swiththissuddenturnofevents?
Beforetheywereactingallcool,nowtheyreallpumpedforameetandgreet.

"Inthefirstplace,Icamehereforaquest.Ineedtokillthecockatricethat'sbeenterrorizing
thevillagersaroundhere.Idon'thavetimetoplayaroundwithyoulot..."

"Rogerthat!"
"...Moveout."
"Andwereoff~"

Iwasgoingtostopthem,buttheythoroughlyignoredmeandheadedoutintotheforest.
Sometimelater,thethreesomecamebackdraggingalongthecorpseofthecockatrice.Those
littleshits,atleastgivemeaparttoplayinmyownquest!

"Nowwecango!"
"...Missioncomplete."
"BeenawhilesinceIlastexercised~"

NomatterwhatIsay,they'reintentonmeetingCecilia.

"...Ifyou'rewillingtogothatfar,youmustbeprepared,right?"

Onehurdleweabsolutelyhavetoclearisgettingthemintotheimperialcity.
Itsuptometobeatsomeunderstandingintothem.

"Ofcourse!"
"...Acceptable."
"Noworries~"

Theyseemverydetermined.
Itcan'tbehelpedifthey'rethatresolved.
GuessIgottabringthemhomewithme.
Igavethemmyokayandtheyrejoiced.Aratherintrepidsmileappearedonmyface.

Twodayslater...

Withthethreesomeintow,Ireturnedtotheguildtocompletemycockatricequest.

"Captain...Icanbarelysee...doIreallyhavetowearthis?"

"Ifyoutakeitoffthere'llbeahugecommotion.Well,Iwouldeliminateanycommotionbefore
itgotstartedwithmymagic,butyougetthepoint."

Dukewaswearingahelmettokeephisheadfromfallingoff,andthehelmetwasstrappedto
hisarmor.
Thiswhyhejustlookslikeanormalarmoredknight.

"Therearesomanyamazingthings~"

Withouthiswings,Sheiklookslikeanormalcuteyoungboy.
Hiswingsaresosmallthey'reeasilyhiddenbyclothes.
Therealproblemwas...

Icouldhearthesoundofgentlesobbingbehindme.

Hapyneth.
She'saharpysotherearefeathersalloverherarmsandlegs.

Iponderedoverhowtogoaboutherdisguise,andsheearnedmyrespectwithher
earnestness.
Theresultwas...

...Whowillwanttomarrymenow?

plucking
Itwasn'tsomuchafullbodywaxingasitwasafullbody .
...Itmighthavebeenoverkill,butitswhatshewanted.
Therewerenoregrets.
Dukesaid'Captain,thisistoomuch!',andevenSheikwasall'Ican'tevenlaughaboutthis...'.
...Evenso,shedidn'tregretit.
Assuch,thankstometheywereabletopassashumansandaccompanymeback.
WewenttoseethelazyreceptionistClaymanathisdesk.

"Clayman,I'vecompletedthequesttoslaythecockatrice.I'vealreadygiventhecorpseto
anotherstaffmember."

"M'kay,thenI'llfinishprocessingit...Yeesh,whatapainintheass."

Claymanhadfinallygivenin.Justrecentlyhestoppeddirectingmetotheotherreceptionists.

"...Hey.'Thosethreebehindyouyourfriendsorsomethin'?Anarmoredknight,abrat,
and...hey,what'sthatgirlycryingfor?Youdosomethingtoher,youscoundrel?"

Ah,noidea.

ClaymaninclinedhisheadatmeasIplayeddumb.Butbecauseitwastootroublesomehe
didn'tbothertoinquireanyfurther.Afterhefinished,Iheadedoutwithmythreetagalongsto
theAquarainmansion.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 12

ItriedlettingmyformerunderlingsmeetthegirlIlike.

TranslationbySolistia,ProofedbyHobo,MuscleSpark,andFlyingjam

"Youaredespicable."

BringingalongmythreeformerunderlingswecametoCecilia'smansion.Today,wewere
fortunatethatCeciliawasabletofitusintoherscheduleandmeetwithus,however...

...Kindhearted.

Hapyneth,whyyou...IspilledthebeanswithCeciliaonwhatI'ddone.CeciliagaveHapyneth
abighugandpattedheronthehead.
...I'msojealous!
AndhereIwassittingSeizaagainwhilebeinglectured.

"Areyoudaft,Youkisan?Surelytherewasabetterwaytogoaboutherdisguise.Tothink
youwouldpluckallofthispoorgirl'sfeathers,evenifit'sforthesakeofmakingademon
appearhuman,...reflectuponyouractions!"

"Itisasyousay.Iamindeedanidiot."

WhileIwasapologizing,IwasfinallystartingtoregretwhatIhaddone.
DukeandSheikwerealsonoddingtheirheadsinagreement.
C'mon,givemeabreakhereguys.
Well,itreallyisallmyfault.
IquicklykneeledandputmyheadtothefloorinDogezaapologizing,hopingIwouldbe
forgiven.

"Imustsay,thismansionisprettybig."
"...Spacious!"
"Still,theDemonCastlewasbigger~"

DukeandHapynethmadenormalobservations,butSheik,thatwastoorude!
LookingaroundCecilia'sroom,everywheretheylookedtheysawsomethingnewandoogled
everything.
Justpleasedon'tbreakanything,I'mbeggingyou...
.
"Soyourehis...formersubordinates?You'reallquiteadorable"

Ceciliachuckledwatchingthethreesome.
IwonderifIshouldtellherabitmoreaboutthem.

now
"Theyare .WhenIfirstmetDuke,hewasn'tlikethisatall.Dullahanwassupertaciturn.
Andyet,hesomehowturnedintothisflamboyantguy."

Ireminisceaboutourfirstmeeting.
IfIrememberright,whentheDemonLordgavememyfirsttroop,Dukewasmyveryfirst
underling.
DukeoverheardCeciliaandmetalkingabouthimandcameovertointerrupt.

"Whenwefirstmet,IhatedtheCaptain.HewasfairlyfamousamongtheDevilCastle's
personnel."

Dukeraiseduphisheadandtalkednostalgicallyaboutthepast.
But,it'snowonderIwashated.
WhenCeciliaheardIwasfamous,shelookedimpressed....Ihaveafeelingshe
misunderstoodsomething.

famous
"Well,Isupposenotsomuch infamous
as ."

"Eh?Isthatso?Ithoughtforsureyouwouldsayhewasfamousforhisgreatpower...oramI
mistaken?"

Totallywrongthere.IfIwasfamousforthat,Iwouldn'thavebeenstuckasaminiboss.

"Captainhe...neverwentoutside.Hewasinfamousasacompleteshutin.Andtherewasalso
whatyousaidtoZekielsamathatbecameinfamoustoo."

Heywait,don'trepeatthat!
ItriedtostopDuke,butCeciliaaskedhimtocontinue.

"OursuperiorZekielsamasuddenlyorderedCaptaintogooutandattacksomehumans.
'Heeeh,SorrybutIcan'tmovefromthisspot.Iwastoldtoneverleavethisroom,yousee.
Understandthis:Iwillnotabandonthisroom...untilIdie.'iswhathereplied."

Anotherstainfrommydarkhistorywasbroughttolight.
Ceciliadesperatelytriedtoholdbackherlaughter.
"Zekielsamawassoangryhenearlyblewhistop,andhejustleftwithoutsayinganything.
Afterthat,hevisitedCaptainnumeroustimestogethimout.But,ourirresponsibleCaptain's
opponentsoontired,andonedayhesimplystoppedaskingCaptaintoattackpeople."

Ceciliareachedherlimitandlaughedherheadoff.
Icouldonlymanageabittersmile.
Ididalotofdumbthingsbackthen.
...AndevennowIsuppose.

"Well,thatrumorgotaround,andthustheassociatedhatred.But,oncehebecamemyboss,I
learnedmyplace."

Throughashowofforce,naturally.
OnthefirstdaymytroopassembledDukeattackedmeoutofnowhere.Iwonderedwhathe
wasthinking.
I'msureIdon'thavetosaytheobviousresult.

indoctrinated
"But,becauseheturnedthetablesandthoroughly me,IbecamewhoIam
today."

AroundthattimeIwasstilloverlyexcitedfrombeingreincarnated.
Hewasmyfirstunderling,andIendedupbrainwashinghimprettyseverely.
But,it'snotlikeIregrettedit.

"...Howdidyouendupmeetingtheothertwo?"

Ceciliaaskedaftershefinishedlaughing.
HapynethandSheik,huh.
ThosetwoI...

"Speakingofwhich,wherearethey?"

Gone.
Weweresobusyreminiscingwedidn'tevennotice.
Atsomepointtheylefttheroom.
Thisisbad.Disguisedthoughtheymaybe,therewasstilltheworstcasescenariotoworry
about.

"Let'sfindthemquickly.Theymuststillbeinthemansionsomewhere."

Cecilia,Duke,andIlefttheroomtofindtheothertwo.
Thoseblockheadsjustrunningoffastheyplease...
TheAquarainmansionissobigthatsearchingisahugeundertaking.
Entrance,Library,Kitchen.We'rerunningaroundeverywhereandstillnosignofthem.
Whilecatchingourbreath,wethinkabouthowtolocatemymissingunderlings.

"Igotit!Let'sseeifSophiasanwillhelp!"

TheHeadMaidshouldbeveryfamiliarwiththeestate,soifwecangethertocooperate...
Plus,shesthekindofpersonthatwouldappearoutofnowhere,sosheshouldbeabletofind
themquickly.

Ceciliawasinagreement,andeventhoughDukehadnoknowledgeofherhealsovoicedhis
approval.SowewenttoSophiasan'sprivatequarters.

"Justlikethat.Thatistheperfectangleforyourback.Pleaserememberthatanglewhenyou
areperformingabowofgreeting."

"...Understood!"

...What'sthis?
Hapynethiswearingamaiduniform,andSophiasanisgivingherlessonsinbowing.
Thatwasthesituationwehappeneduponwhenwecametotheservant'squarters.
"Ohdear.M'lady,Youkisama,and...anewhonoredguest?HowmayIbeofservice?Right
nowI'mintheprocessoftrainingournewmaid."

Atsomepoint,Hapynethbecameamaidintraining.

"Sophiasan,whereexactlydidyoumeetthatgirl?"

"Shewasroamingaboutthemansion.Thenewmaidwasscheduledtoarrivetoday,butshe
appearedtohavegottenlost,soIbroughtherbackhere."

Sophiainquirediftherewasanyproblem.
huge
Yeah,there'sa problem.
Afterexplainingthesituation,Hapynethwasreleased.Bytheway,therewassomethingfishy
abouttherealnewhire,sosheendedupbeinginterrogated.

...That'snotourfault,right?

"StillImustsayit'squiteunfortunate.Shewasaverygoodstudy,andwouldhavemadean
excellentmaid."

Sophiasanwasreallydisappointed.
EvenHapynethwasinratherhighspiritsaboutthecompliment.
Still,therewasnowayshecouldbeamaidhere.
SophiasanlookedbackatHapyneth'sregretfilledfaceaswelefttheservant'squarters.

"AndfinallySheik.Wheredidthatlittlerascalgetoffto?"

Inaway,thiswasthescariestpart.
Becausehe'salwaysbrimmingwithcuriosity,youneverknowwhathemightdo.
Ifwedon'tfindhimsoon,somethingterribleislikelytooccur.

"...Inthegarden."

WaytogoHapyneth.
ShesawwhereSheikhadgone.
Stillcan'tquiteforgiveherforgoingoffonherownthough.
TrustingHapyneth'sinfoweheadforthegarden.

Zzzz...zzzzz.

"Whatalittlecutie.Iwonderifhegotlost?"

Arrivingatthegarden,wefoundSheiksleepingsoundlyusingCeliasan'slapasapillow.
Thankgoodness.Sheikwasn'tfoundout.
Iwaswonderingwhattroublehewouldhavegottenhimselfin,butitseemsthoseworries
wereunfounded.

"I'msorelieved."
"Thankgoodness."
"...Muchrelief."

KnowingSheik'spersonality,wewereallrelievedatthesametime.

"Oh...?Youkikun'shere.Arethetwobehindyouyourfriends?...Anditseemsthatoneisa
girl
?"

SheinquiredwhilecontinuingtostrokeSheik'shead.
Waitwait,pleasedon'tglareatmeandHapyneth.

"Yes.Theyaremyverynormal friends.
Andthatlittleguyisalsooneofthem...Ihopehe
didn'tcauseyouanytrouble?

Imadesuretoheavilyemphasizethefriendpart.
...andIreallyhopeSheikdidn'tcauseanyproblems.

"Oh,isthatso?Ilovechildren,sohewasn'taproblematall.Hewasrunningaroundplaying
inthegarden,andIdecidedtojoinhim.Andsowejustkeptplayinguntilhefinallytuckered
out."

Igetitnow,that'showheendedupnappingonherlap.Thankfullyeverythingseemstohave
workedoutfine.WhenIthinkaboutwhatmighthavehappenedifhe'dbrokenanything...I
involuntarilyshudder.

Wefoundthembothsafeandsound,anddecidedtoleaveasitwasgettingtobedusk.
Whilebiddingeachotherfarewell,CeliasanandCeciliasaidmyfriendscouldcomebackto
playanytime.

WewenttoanearbyhillonceweleftMinervaproperinordertotalk.

"So?Areyouhappynow?"

"Itwasagoodvisit."
"...Verymuch."
"Itwassomuchfun~"

Isee,nowweshouldbeabletoproperlyseverties.
"ThenIguessitsfinallytimetogoourseparateways.I'mgonnaheadbacktotheInn
and...Noway,youguysaren'tgonnasayyouwanttocontinueonlikethis,areyou?"

Well,IguessIalreadyknewtheanswer...

"Iwouldliketo."
"...Obviousconclusion."
"Celiasan'slappillowwassonice~Iwanttolayonherlapagain~"

AsIfeared.Sheikseemstowantsomethingabitdifferent,butcloseenough.
Ialwayshadafeelingtheyjustmight...
Andthus,Duke,Hapyneth,andSheikcametolivewithmeinMinerva.

Andasithappens,thenextdayHapynethwassoontakenawaybySophiasan.
JustwheredidyougetyourinformationfromSophiasan...?
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Itriedgoingonadate.

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Today,CeliasansuddenlyinvitedmetotheAquarainmansion.
...ButbeforeIgottheremyshoelacesbroke,andablackcatearedpersoncrossedmypath.
Thebadomenswereaplenty.

Ivegotabadfeelingaboutthis.whatshouldIdo?

EventhoughIsaidthat,sinceIwasinvitedIdidntwanttojustleave,soIenteredthe
mansion.

...Follow.

Hapyneth,nowthenewlyhiredmaid,ledmetoCeliasan'sroom.

...Asyouwill.

Hapyneththenleftwithabeautifulbow.
Shereallylooksthepart.
AsexpectedofsomeonehandpickedbySophiasan.
IhadnoideaHapynethwassuitedtothiskindofwork.
Iguessitdoesn'tmattermuchnow.Afterknocking,Ientertheroom.

"Ohmy,you'rehere.Pleasesitdownoverthere."

Celiasangreetedmewithasmile.
Sincesheusuallymesseswithme,Iinspectthetheroombeforesitting.
Itdoesn'tlooklikeshe'splanninganythingthistime.
Thoughtheremightbesomebadnews.
IsitontheguestsofaasIwastold.

"Didyouhavesomebusinesswithmetoday?"

Afteralltheominoushappeningstoday,Iprayeditwasgoodnews.
Actually,IwantyoutoaccompanyCecilliaonherdayoff.

Dayoff?

Soundslikesomethinggoodafterall!
Myheartswellsinanticipation,andIaskforfurtherdetails.

"She'sgettingtiredofalltheproposalsandparties.That'swhyIwanthertobeabletorelax
foraday."

Itlookslikeshestakingherdaughter'swellbeingintoconsiderationandforcinghertotakea
break.
EvenI'venoticedthatherstresshasbeenincreasingeverytimeIcometoseeher.

"Mygoodness,there'ssomanysuperfluousproposalsandparties.Butshe'ssucha
conscientiousgirl,shejustcantflatoutrefusethem."

ThatsoundsliketheCeciliaIknow.
Sothat'swhyshe'sbeingforcedtotakeabreak.

"Whatwouldyoulikemetodo?"

"It'salongawaitedvacationday,andCeciliaisagirlafterall,soIthoughtashoppingtrip
wouldbeperfect.Butit'stoosadforhertogoallbyherself.SoIwashopingyouwould
accompanyher?"

Inotherwords,aparentapproveddate.
ThisisachanceIcouldn'thaveevendreamof.
ACeliasanapproved,undeniabledate!

"Yes,understood.Consideritdone."

Issuchaluckydayreallypossible?
Maybethosebadomenswerejustmyimagination.
Thoseshoelaceswereold,andmeetingthecatearedpersonwereallcoincidences.
Thatmustbeit.

"IfiguredYoukikunwouldagree.Ceciliaisactuallyalreadywaitingbythecarriage.She's
waitingforyou
,sohurryalong."

IbowtoCeliasanandhurriedlyexcusedmyself.
Shetoldmetogoallout.
Evenifshehadn't,I'malreadygoingonadatewiththegirlIlove.
OfcourseI'dgiveiteverythingI'vegot.
IhurrytomeetupwithCecilia.

"Youkisan.Youcameatlast."

Ceciliawaswearingalargestrawhatandglasses.
Itwasdifferentfromherusualwear,butImustadmitIenjoyedit.

Sorry,didyouwaitlong?

Ialwayswantedtousethatline.
Ineverhadachancetosayitinmypreviouslife.

"No,itsfine.IknewthatYoukisanwouldmakehastetocome.Now,pleasehurryintothe
carriageandwellbeonourway?"

Iclimbaboardthecarriageandweheadofftothecity.
...Ohno,it'sjustmeandCecilia,alonetogether.
Eventhoughit'sthesecondtimeit'shappened,I'mmorenervousnowsinceit'sadate.

"...Yourfaceisred,areyouquiteallright?"

Ceciliatookagoodlookatmyfaceand...tooclose,tooclose!
Myfacegotevenredder,andIbackedawayfromher.
...Shit,I'msuperweakagainstthesekindsofthings.
Anyway,Itellhernothing'swrongwithme.

"...That'sgoodthen.Ifyoustartfeelingunwell,pleasetellmeimmediately.Also,thesearefor
you,Youkisan."

Iwasgivenahatandsunglasses...?
Whatarethesefor?

"Ithinkitbestifyoudisguiseyourself.Justincase."

Isee,that'swhyshe'swearingthestrawhatandglasses.
I'venodoubtthatifoneoftheHeroPartymembersshoppedintownthere'dbeahugefrenzy.
Butwhydo I
needadisguise?

"Idon'treallyneedone.I'mnotverywellknown."

"Ifmyidentityisdiscovered,youmightbeindangerfrombeingseenwithme."
Thatwascertainlyapossibility.
Itotallyunderstand,aman'sjealousycanbeafrighteningthing.
ButatleastCeciliahasalotofloyalfemalesupporterstoo.

"Gotit....I'lldomybesttohelpthisbeagreatdayoff!"

It'sourfirstdate,andthoughmywordsmaynotcarryanyweight,Istillthinkit'swhataman
oughttosay.

"Heehee,I'llholdyoutoit."

Ceciliasmiledatme.
Ihavenochoicebuttogiveitmyallnow.
will
I makethisdateasuccess.
Fullyresolved,IdonthedisguiseIwasgiven.
WithglassesandhatonIwassurprisedhowdifferentIfelt.

Thenletsbeonourway.

Weexitthecarriageandmixintothecrowd.
ThepedestriansstealsomeglancesatCecilia,butthey'remerelygazingatarandom
beautifulgirl.
Wearestillintheclear.

that
Ipaynoheedtothewhispersofpeoplewonderingwhysuchabeautyiswith guy.
I'mgonnaenjoymyveryfirstdatetothefullest.

I'mnotexactlysurewhattodoonadate,butwestartbyheadingtoaclothingshop,which
wasagiven.

Theclothingshopweenteredhadalotoffemalecustomers.
Thereweresomeguyshereandthere,butnearlyallofthemwereherewiththeirgirlfriends.

Whatdoyouthinkofthis?

Ceciliaheldtheclothesinfrontofherbody,andinquiredifIthoughtitlookedgoodornot.
Gettingtoenjoyashoppingtripaftersolong,shehadabigsmilewhensheaskedme.
HonestlyIhadnoideahowtoanswer,butshegavemeavarietyofclothestochoosefrom,
soIpickouttheoutfitIthinkwouldsuitherbest.

"ThenI'llgetthisone.WeshouldalsogetsomethingforYoukisan."Afterdecidingon
Cecilia'sclothes,nowitwasmyturn.
Thistime,Im she
theonetopickoutafewoutfits,andbuytheone likedbest.
"Wemanagedtogetsomenicethings.Todayhasbeenreallyfunsofar.I'vebeen
accumulatingsomuchstresslately,it'snicetotakeadaytorelax.

Imgladyoureenjoyingit.

Thedayisstillyoung.
Wehaveplentyoftime,andtonsofplaceswecango.
Andifwe'reabletohavealotoffun,I'llbeabletoseeCeciliasmilemore.
Ibetourfriendshiplevelsareincreasingtoo.
Afterleavingtheclothingshopwebothsmile.
I'msureCeciliaisthinkingthesamethingIam,thattodaywillbeagreatday.
...Atleastitwouldhavebeenuntilthatmoment.

Theincidentoccurredatthenextplacewevisited.
Neartheclothingstorewasanaccessoryshop.
Sincewomenarefondofjewelry,Iaskedhertogothere.

Cecilia,letscheckthisplaceout.

I'msurethereareplentyofthingsthatwilllookgreatonher.
Wellspendsometimehere,thengoeatit'sperfect.
Youmightwonderatallthetypicalfirstdateplans,butallthatmatterstomeisthatCecilia
hasfun.
Idon'tneedanyulteriormotives.

Accessoryshop.isit?Iguessthatsfine.

AfterCeciliagavetheokaywegotoentertheshop,butthenavoicecallsouttous.

Eh,canitbe?Cecillia?!
(
Fullview
)

Whenweturnaroundwesee,justlikeus,ahatandglassesdisguisedHerokunandthat
Magebitch.

this
Sothoseominoussignswereleadingto
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Itriedgoingonadoubledate?

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HerokunwavedatCeciliaandcametowardsus.
Manohman,tothinkthoseominoussignswereleadingtothis...andyouaresmilingwaytoo
muchdude...
PayattentiontoyourMageladyfriend,she'sscowling!

"Oh,Cecilia!HEEEYCECILIMmph!?"

HerokunwasyellingouthernamewhentheMagegirlclampedhismouthshut.

"Hey,Yuuga,areyouanidiot?Ihopeyou'renotforgettinghowfamouswearenow?"

Shegavehimawhisperedlecture.
Ieasilyguessedwhatshetoldhim.

"Shemaybeacleric,butwhenshe'swalkingaroundincognitoyoudon'tjustyellouther
name,Yuuga!Everyonearounduswillfindout!Useyourheadforonce!"

Shecamedownonhimrealhard.
Butshewasabsolutelyright.
Herokunkepthistrapshutandnoddedhisheadearnestly.

"Gotit.SorryMikana,Cecilia."

Herokunapologizedinalowvoice.
Herealizedhewasinthewrong.
Still,itwouldhavebeenobviousifhe'dtakenevenasecondtothinkaboutit.

"Bytheway,whatareyoudoinghereCecilia?It'sbeenawhilesomeandMikanadecidedto
takethedayoff.Ifyoulike,whydon'twehangouttogether?"

Heynow,doyounotseemestanding right
here?
ItsnotlikeIblendintothebackground!

"I'msorry.AlthoughI'mtakingthedayoffaswell,I'malreadyherewithmygoodfriend..."

"Goodfriend?"

AfterHerokunrespondedtoCecilia'sstatement,hefinallyrealizedthatIexisted.
Hehadaweirdexpressiononhisfacewhenhesawme.
Iguesshehasaproblemwithsomeotherguybeingwithhiscrush.

"Aah...then,bringhimalong."

Whattheheck,I'mjustatagalong?WithoutwaitingforCecilia'sanswer,Herokungrabbed
herarmandtookherintotheaccessoryshop.
Maybehewasjustbeingoverconfident,butCeciliadidntlookhappyatall.
MeandtheMagegirlwereleftbehind,andshetookamomenttovoicehercomplaints.

"Dammit,thiswassupposedtobeadatewithjustmeandYuuga!"

TheMagegirl,IthinkhernamenamewasMikana?
I'mfeelingthesamewaysheis.

"Ifinallyforcedhimtotakeadayoffwithjustthetwoofus...theweatherwasnicesoIinvited
himtogoshoppingjustlikeweusedto..."

'Likeweusedto',Iwonderifshe'schildhoodfriendswithHerokun?
Haaah...Icouldn'thelpbutsigh.
I'malsoirritatedthatmyfirstdategothijacked.

"...Heyyou,youlikethatclericright?Youweretogether,maybeonadate?"

Iwassuddenlyaskedadifficultquestion.
HowshouldIanswer...?

"Hmm,Iknowtheanswerwithoutevenasking.Giveityourbestshot.Ifyoudo,maybeYuuga
willfinallygiveuponher..."

Shewaskindacheeringmeon.
Ithoughtshewasatotalbitch,butmaybeshewasjustreallydevotedtoHerokun?
Myopinionofherslightlyimproved...

"Butwithyourboringface,I'mnotholdingoutmuchhope..."

Previousstatementwithdrawn.Shemaynotbeabitch,butherpersonalityishorrible.
tinybit
...StillImaythinkjusta betterofher,soIsupposeIcancallherbynameinmyinternal
monologues.
"Whatareyouspacingoutfor?Justhowfarareyougonnaletthosetwogoontheirown?I'm
gonnagocatchup."

Mikanaenteredtheshop,rudelyleavingmebehind.
Butshe'sright.
HemaynothaveachancewithCecilia,butthatdoesn'tmeanIshouldletthemcozyupto
eachother.

IfollowMikanaintotheshop.

There'satonofcouplesinhere.
Ibetabunchofguysarebuyingpresentsfortheirgirls.

Lookingaroundforher,IfinallyspotCecilia.
She'stogetherwithHerokun,andMikanaalsomadeherwayover.

"Oh,Youkisan,I'msosorry.Ididn'tmeantoleaveyoubehind..."

IknowCeciliaisn'tatfault,soshedoesn'tneedtoapologize.
ItwasallHerokun'sfaultforforciblydraggingheralong.
OfcourseIdon'tsaythisoutloud.

"It'sok,Idon'tmind.Anyway,itlookslikethere'sallkindsofdifferentaccessories."

Insidethestorewereallsortsofaccessoriesrings,bracelets,necklaces,brooches,and
earrings,allrangingfromthecheaptotheexpensive.

"Sincewe'rehere,let'sgetsomething.Whichoneshouldwebuy?"

HerokunreactedtowhatIsaid.

"Soundsgood.Mikana,Cecilia,I'llgetsomethingforyou."

Herokungavethemhisbestprettyboysmile.
Isthisacompetitionorsomething?
Sayinghe'llgetsomethingforthem,themsfightin'words!
I'monlybuyingsomethingforCeciliathough!

"ThenI'llpickoutsomethingtoo."

Andsotwomenstarteddeliberatingbetweenalltheaccessories.
MikanalookssuperhappythatHerokunisbuyingsomethingforher.
Ceciliahasaforcedsmile.ProbablybecauseHerokunstartedthisfight.

"...Nowthen,whichshouldIget?"

Ihaveneverinmytwolivespickedoutapresentforagirl,withtheonlyexceptionbeingmy
mother.
...WhichonedoIget?
Iwanderaroundthestoreuntilsomethingcatchesmyeye.

"...Ah,thislooksnice."

WhatIfoundwasareasonablypricednecklace.
Itmaynothavebeenthemostexpensivethinginthestore,buttheworkmanshipwassolid,
anditdidn'tlook
cheap.
AgoodchoiceifIdosaysomyself.

"Cecilia,whatdoyouthinkofthis?"

IhaveCeciliatryiton.
Looksprettyniceonher.
Sheseemstolikeittoo.
Andjustwhenwehadagoodthinggoing...

"Cecilia,cometryonwhatIpickedoutforyou."

Herokuncrowdedinbetweenus.
Readthemood,thingswerejustgettinggood!

Herokunbroughtoveranexpensivelookingandornatelydecoratedhairpin.
Butthejewelswereallclutteredtogetherinanextrememess.
Heybuddy...don'tjustpicksomethingthatlooksexpensive.Peoplewilldoubtyourfashion
sense.
EvenCeciliaandMikana'sfacesareuneasy.
Neitherofthegirlslikeit.

"Here,tryiton."

Herokundidn'tcatchthelooksofdisdain.
Inordertoputiton,HerokuntookoffCecilia'sstrawhat...waityouretard!!
EveryonebutHerokunwerestupefied.
Ifyoudothatthen...

"Hey,isn'tthatCeciliasama?!"
"Ohmigawd,isn'tthatHerosamanexttoher?!"
"Mikanasamaisheretoo!"

Theiridentitiesrevealed,theshoperuptedintochaos.
EventhoughIwaswiththem,Iwaspushedbackbythefloodofpeople,andbecamejust
anotherpersonamongthemoboffans.

"Yuuga,youidiot!"
"Cecilia,whereareyou?!"

"Youkisan,wheredidyougo?!"
"Quitshovin',youredisruptingtheshop'sbusiness!Everyonegetout!"

Idemandedeveryoneleavesotheycouldescapetheshop,butthechaoscouldnotbe
controlled.
Moreandmorepeoplecrowdedinandbarragedthethreeheroeswithquestions.

"Herosama,who'syourfavorite?!"
"Whataboutyourengagementtotheprincess?"
"Ceciliasama,youturneddownallyourmarriageproposals,wereyousavingyourselffor
Herosama?"
"Mikanasama,whatareyourplans?"
"Huh?Wasn'tthereonemorepersonhere...?"

ThethreewerefloodedwithquestionswhileIwasbeingcrushedbythemob.

After6hours,thefourofuswereexhausted.
Oncethecommotiondieddownwerelaxedinanearbypark.

"...Cecilia,Mikana,ohandyoutoo,doyouguyswanttogohavesomedinner..."

"Nowayinhell!"
"Notgoing!"
"Ishallpolitelydecline!"

Inthatmomentourthreeheartsbecameone.
Doesthisguy,whoincitedtheuproarinthefirstplace,evenknowwhathe'ssaying?
Herokunshouldbejustastiredastherestofus.
thankyouverymuch
Idon'twantanymoretroubletoday, .

Ahaha...right

Youshouldthinkaboutwhatyou'vedonefirst.
ThedayoffI'dbeenlookingforwardtosomuchendedupinshambles.
Weweretakingthedayofftorest,butinsteadweworeourselvesout.

"Let'sjustcallitaday..."

Everyoneagreedwithme.
Intheend,myfirstdatewasatotalfailure.
Herokun...er, Yuuga .
I'mgonnarememberthis...mygrudgewon'tbeforgottenanytimesoon.

ThenextdayIwassummonedbyCeliasan...IwonderifImgonnabescolded?

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Chapter 15

ItriedvisitingthegirlIlikewhenshewassick.

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Likeyesterday,IcametotheAquarainmansionatCeliasan'sinvitation.
Honestly,Iwasstillwipedfromthehugeriotyesterday,but...

"...Iwonderwhatshewantsfromme?Guessthere'snousethinkingaboutittoomuch..."

Iwasprobablygonnagetlectured.Theforceddayoffforherdaughterendedupahuge
failure.
I'mscaredjustthinkingaboutthelookshe'sgonnagiveme.
IwonderifSophiasanwilltagteamwithCeliasan?
Thatmightreallybethedeathofme.
Goinginwouldbesuperscary.
ButIsteeledmyselfandenteredthemansion.

...Captain.

JustlikewhenIcameyesterday,Hapynethguidedmethroughthemansion.
UponarrivingatCeliasan'sroom,shegavemethesepartingwords,

...Restinpeace.

Thosewereherfinalwordsassheleft.
Justwhathorriblefateawaitsme?
Iknockonthedoorandentertheroom.

Ohmy,welcome.Youreallycame.

CeliasanwassmilingjustlikeyesterdayorsoIthought,butuponcloserinspectionshe
wasn'treallysmilingatall.
Infact,shewasquitelivid.

"I'msorrytosaythatCeciliaissickinbedtoday.Theruckusfromyesterdaywasmorethan
shecouldtake.Whenshecamehomesheimmediatelycollapsed."
Iamshocked,andquicklyjumpoffthesofaandgetclosertoCeliasantogetmoredetails.

Ceciliafainted!?Isshealright!?

"Calmyourself.She'srestinginherroomrightnow."
CeliasancalmedmedownandIcollapsedtomyknees.

Icantbelieveit

Ican'tbelieveCeciliafainted.
It'sallmyfault.Ifeelthesoulcrushingguiltenvelopingme.

"Nownow,don'tbetoohardonyourself.Shesjustalittleundertheweather.Thehealersaid
ifshegetsafewdaysofbedrestshe'llberightasrain."

Eventhoughitwasn'tabadcold,I'm
thereasonshecamedownwithit...
Ican'thelpbutworryabouther.

"...Isthatso?Thatsgoodthen..."

Fornow,Ineedtocalmdown.
Gettingallworkedupwon'thelpCeciliarecoveranyfaster.


"I'mnotreallyangrywithyou,Youkikun.ItwasI
whoaskedyoutoaccompanyCecilia.In
fact,theoneI'mreallyangrywithistheHero."

LookslikeCeliasanknowsthetrueculpritbehindyesterday'sevents.Hersmilesuddenly
turnedcoldasice.

"Infact,theHerocamebyalittleearlier.Idon'tknowhowhegotwindofhercondition,buthe
offeredtonurseherbacktohealth."

Celiasan'ssmilebecameevenmoredangerous.
Itmayhavejustbeenmyimagination,buttheroomsuddenlyseemedalotcolder...

"AsifIwouldallowtheperpetratorwhoruinedmyadorabledaughter'sdayofftodoso.I'm
notsuchaforgivingwoman.SoI politely
declinedandsenthimhome."

Celiasanominouslychuckles.
Eventhoughshewasn'ttalkingaboutme,Istillgotachill.
little
Hegotwhathedeserved,butIstillfeela sorryforhim.
Imsureitwasaveryfrighteningexperience.
I
"However,itwasdifferentforyou.AsIsaidearlier, wastheonethataskedyoutoescorther,
soyou'renotatfault.EvenCeciliasaidthatyoudidyourbesttomakeherdayfun."

Ceciliasaidthataboutme?!

Dammit,ifYuugaandMikanahadn'tcomealong,thatdatewouldhavebeenatotalsuccess!
Myluckwasseriouslybadyesterday.

"It'sreallytoobadaboutyesterday.Butifthere'sanotherchance,I'llaskyoutoaccompany
heragain.ItseemsCeciliawasn'tquitesatisfiedwithhowthingsendedeither."

Iwonderifthat'swhyCeliasanwantedmetocomebytoday?
ThinkingIwasdepressed,Ceciliamayhavewantedtocheermeup.
hope
Well,I that'stherealreason.

Ceciliasnottheonlyonewhothoughtthat.Giventhechance,Idgladlytakeheroutagain.

Yesterdaywascertainlyadisappointment,butI'llmakesurethenextoneisasuccess.
Celiasansmilesatmyresponse.

"Ifyoulike,I'llletyouseeCeciliaforalittlebitbeforeyougohome.It'salmosttimeforlunch,
sosheshouldwakeupsoon."

She'sstillsick,soIwonderifit'sagoodideatodisturbher.Butifit'sjustforabit,I'dliketo
payheravisitwhileshe'snotfeelingwell.

IknockonCecilia'sdoorandenterherroom.Ceciliaissleepinginbedinhernightgown.
Shehasafeversoherfaceisabitflushed.

"Youkisan,you'rehere...I'msorryyouhavetoseemelikethis..."

She'shavingahardtimespeaking.
Isshereallyjust'alittleundertheweather'?
AsIthought,Ishouldkeepmyvisitshort.

"Don'tworryaboutit,I'llbeoutofheresoon.Ijustwantedtoapologizeforyesterday.You
finallyhadadayoff,andthen..."

Iwasgoingtotalkabouthowitwasadisaster,butCeciliaspokefirst,

"...Youkisan,youdidnothingtoapologizefor.Yesterday...allofuswerereallyatfault."
Isharedsomeoftheresponsibility,butit'swasmostlyYuuga'sfault.
It'sjustlikeCecilia,notputtingtheblameonanyone.

...She'swaytoonice.
Butisitreallyokaytojustleavethingslikethat?

"No,it'sreallymybad."

Herdayoffwasruined,andherhealthwascompromised.
Thatisthetruthofthematter.
Shewastryingtonotletmeblamemyself,butthisisjustwhoIam.

NomatterhowmanycheatsIhave,I'mstillthesameasIwasbeforemyreincarnation.

"...ThenI'llblameYoukisanforeverything."

"Yep,that'sright,it'sallmyfault...eh?

Justaminuteagoshesaidnoonewastoblame,nowshedida180andlaideverythingon
me.

"Youkisanistoblameforwastingmyentiredayoff.Sopleasemakeupforitbydoinga
goodjobwiththenextone,okay?"

...Isn'tthislikeapromisetohaveaseconddate?
Aswitchflippedinsideofme.

"...Heh,justleaveeverythingtome,babe.Yesterdaymayhaveendedinfailure,butdon't
thinkitwillhappenagain!Iwillshowyouthetimeofyourlife,youcancountonit!"

Withaboisterousandselfconfidentlaugh,Iendedmyspeechwithmysignaturepose.It
madeCeciliasmile.
Withthis,Ithinkwebecamealittlecloser.

Suddenly,Iwasgrabbedfirmlybythearms.
Whothehellisruiningmygloriousexit?
WhenIlooked,Isaw...

"Youkisama,MyLadyissick.Iaskthatyoupleaseremainquietwhileyouareinher
room...let'shavealittletalk,shallwe?Pleaseexcuseus,MyLady."

Sophiasanstoodtherecompletelyexpressionless.
Ohshit,Iwannarun,buttheaurashe'sgivingoffsaysIdon'tstandachance.
Sophiasangaveaquickandbeautifulbow,thenkeptholdofmebythearmsanddragged
meoutoftheroom.

Ceciliajustsmiledandwavedatme.
Ihopeshegetswellsoon,IthinkasIsmileandwavebackather.

Afterthat,IwasthoroughlyreprimandedbySophiasan.

Note:Ciph,dude,chillaxman,frsrsbroSolistia
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 16

Itriedgivingafriendloveadvice.

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It'sbeenafewdayssinceCeciliarecoveredfrombeingsick.
TodayIcametotheguildtowork,but...

"He~ey,guesswha~at,latelythelittlewomanhasbeeninasu~upergoodmood~"

"Ididn'tknowthat..."

HowdidIgetropedintolisteningtoClaymangushabouthiswife?
Hiseyesthatwerealwayslikeadeadfishsaresparklingtoday.
Thisusuallytaciturnguyhascompletelyturnedintoagigglingschoolgirl.Honestly,it'sapain
intheass..

AlltheotheremployeesandadventurersIseeareavoidinglookingatus.
Seemshe'sbeenlikethisallday.
Theemployeesaresighingdeeply,andtheadventurersarekeepingtheireyesgluedtothe
table.
LookslikeImnottheonlyvictimhere.

...Cometothinkofit,thisguyismarried?Congratsman.Justwhatkindofladywouldfallfor
thissorrysod?
Ican'timagineitworkingoutifshewasn'tcompletelycomplacent.

"Ineverrealizedwhatagreatplacethiswastowork.Everyonehasbeensu~upernicetoday."

"Uhhuh."

Shemustbeagreatwifetomakehimthathappy.IfIgotmarriedtoCeciliaandeverydaywas
fullofblissAh,stopstop!
IthinkI'dendupwiththesamegirlysmileinhisposition.
SoIhadtolistentohimgushabouthiswifeforalongwhile.
FromthereactionsIcouldseeofthosestillintheGuildhall,they'dallheardthesamestory.

JustwhenI'dhadaboutenoughofthisnonsense,therewasacommotionattheguild
entrance.
Icouldhearcheersofjoyfromthepreviouslysullenemployeesandadventurerswhohad
beenfaceplantedonthetables.

"What'sup?It'sprettynoisy."

Claymanleanedoutoverthereceptiondesktocheckoutwhatwasgoingonattheguild
entrance.
I'mgettingasenseofdjvuhere.
CoulditbeCecilia?!
Withmyhopeshigh,Iturnaroundandsee...

......

...Ravenstandingthere.
Heavoidspeoplewithhandandbodygesturesandheadsinmydirection.
Comingtowardsme,hejerkedhisthumbtowardstheguildentrance.
Itlookslikehehassomethingtotellme,buthedoesn'twanttotalkwithotherpeoplearound.
Itotallygetit.

"Clayman,IwanttotakeaquestwithRaven,arethereanygoodonesavailable?"

Heprobablywantedtogoquestingwithme.
Wefinallybecamefriends,butnevergottohangouttogethersincehespenthistimetraining.

Raventuggedonmysleeve.
Youwannagetoutofherethatquickly,huh?
Iguesstheguildismakingalotofnoise.
Mostofitisjeeringtowardsmethough.
It'smainlycomingfromthewomen,andeventheguildemployees.

"Oooh,how'boutthisone?There'saquesttodefeatarampagingrockdragonatthefootof
HaggersMountain.Ifyoutakeacarriagetogether,youcanprobablymakeitbackbeforethe
day'sover."

It'saBrankmission,anditwouldjustbeRavenfromtheHeroPartyandmewhojustrecently
becomeBrank,butwithmehavingmyCheatweshouldbefine....Wecouldprobablyeven
takeahigherrankingmissionandstillbefine.
Acceptingthequest,RavenandIheadtoHaggersMountain.

"Eh...youdidn'twanttodoaquest?"

Itwouldtake2hoursbycarriagetogettoHaggersMountainfromMinerva,sowewere
lookingforacarriageheadedinthatdirection.
Therewerealotofpeoplearound,sowewereconversingquietly.

"...Iwantedtogooutshoppingwithyou.Maybegrababitetoeat..."

ApparentlyRavenjustwantedtohangoutaroundtown.
Imistookitashimwantingtohuntoutoftown.
Speakingofwhich,ourequipmentmightbeabittoolightforthisquest.

"Sorryforthemisunderstanding."

Ilowermyheadinasincereapology.Ravenworkedasaknightinthecastle,sothiswas
probablyararedayoff.

"....No,it'sokay.It'sjustthefirstoutingI'veeverhadwithafriend."

Lookslikeallisforgiven.
I'mgladRavenhassuchabigheart.

"Igotit,let'sfinishupthequestrealquick,thenhangoutafterwards.Ifwegiveitourall,we
shouldmakeitbackbysundown."

"....Isee.Let'sdothat."

Still,therearethingswegottadobeforethen.
Today,Ravenwasoutincasualclothes,notdisguisinghimselfatall.
Howrecklesscanyoube?
Idon'twanttogothroughanotherhugefiasco,soIshouldwarnhim.

"Butbeforewehangout,thereissomethingIabsolutelymusttellyou,okay?"

Notunderstanding,Raventiltedhishead.

"AsamemberoftheHeroparty,ifyoujustwalkcasuallyaroundinthecity,you'regonna
causeacommotion.DidntyouhearaboutwhenthewholeHeroParty,asidefromyou,were
caughtintheAccessoryShopanditturnedintoahugemessjustrecently?"

Ineverwanttogothroughthatagain.
Itwipedmeoutandcausedalotoftroublefortheshop.

"....Iheardaboutit.IwaswonderingwhatYuugaandtheotherswereupto.Ineverwouldve
thoughtariotwouldstartwithMikanaandCeciliathere..."
Ravenhasnoroomtotalk.
Hewantedtogooutonthetownwithoutathoughtabouthisfame.
HeshouldknowthefangirlsoftheHeroPartywouldimmediatelyinterceptourlittleouting.

"I'lllendyouthedisguiseIhave.Onceyou'reallset,wecanhangout.Well,Isaydisguise,
butit'sjusthidingyourface..."

IshouldgetsomethingtocommemoratemyfirstdatewithCecilia.
Iwasn'tabletobuytheaccessoryforherthatday,andhadn'thadachancetobuyit
afterwards.
Exitingthecarriage,weheadforHaggersMountain.
Ifwehurrythere,wecancoverthedistanceinadozenorsominutes.
Wetraveltothemountaininsilencetosaveourstamina.

ThepathtoHaggersMountainwassteep,andwewereattackedbymonsters,aLizardman
andaRoc,ontheway.
TheLizardman,asthenamemightimply,wasareptilianhumanoidthatusedaswordand
shield.
TheRocwasahuge,hawklikemonster.

WithRaven'sswordandmymagic,theenemiesweren'tabigdealatall.
Evenso,wedidn'tknowwhenandwhereenemieswouldcomefrom.Webothstayedonour
guardandcontinuedinsilence,however...

"....Youki,afterwe'redonewiththisquest,Ineedyouradviceonsomething."

Ravensuddenlyopenedhismouth.
...Don'tdroplinesthat'lltriggeryourdeathflag!
But,ifit'sRavenI'msurehe'llbefine.

"Surething.Let'shurryandkillthisthingthen."

Justthen,somethingstompedinourdirectionwithahugethuddingsound.
....Wait,isthisreallythedeathflagatwork?

"Hereitcomes,getready!"

Ravendrewhisswordfromitssheathandtookupastance.
AsamagicuserIdidn'thaveaweapon,soIjuststoodattheready.
Aswedid,ourtarget,theRockDragon,appeared.

"Herewego.StormBlow!"

StormBlowisanIntermediatelevelmagicthat,whilesmallinscale,hasthepowerofa
tornado.
HittingtheRockDragonwiththisskill,itshavesoffsomeofthehardrockarmor.
Andthus,itexposestheskinunderneath.

Yes!

Ravenslashedattheexposedskin.
Afterbeingcut,thedragonflewintoaragebutRavencarefullydodged,andcontinuedto
woundthemonsterwithhissword.
TheRockDragonwasunintelligent,soaslongasweremainedvigilantwewouldntgethit.
Eventhoughit'scalledadragon,itwasn'tmuchofanopponent.

Wekeptatit,andsafelyslewthedragon....Thankgoodness,thedeathflagwasnttriggered
afterall.

"Goodwork.I'mgladwegotitoverwithquickly."

Ireleasedmymagic,andasRavensheathedhisswordandsaid,

"...Ohright.Let'sleavetheRockDragon'scorpsetotheguildstaffandjusttakesomeproof
withus."

TheRockDragonishuge,there'snowaywecandealwiththecorpsebyourselves,sowe
justbringbackatrophyfromit.

Thenletshangoutwhenwegetback.

Afterthat,wedescendedHaggersmountain,boardedthecarriageandheadedbackto
Minerva.

Aftergettingbacktotheguildandreportingonourquest,weheadformyroomattheInn.
Onthewaytherewasasmallfuss,butthankstomypreviousexperiencewewereableto
escape.

Herearesomeglassesandahat....Itsquitelatealready,sowecan'tdomuchexceptgeta
bitetoeat.

IhandedRaventhedisguiseIhadgottenfromCecilia.

....Aah,thisllhelpalot.

Hedonnedthehat,andputontheglasses.
....Itkindasuitshim.
Iguessit'strueprettyboyslookgood,nomatterwhattheywear.
Theworldissounfair.
Still,atleastheshouldn'tbefoundout.

Havingaswordmightexposehim,soweleftitinmyroom.
Wewalkedforabout10minutestotheeatery.

...Cometothinkofit,didn'tyouhavesomethingyouwantedtotalkabout?

Iaskedwhileeatingmydinner.
IfIrememberright,justbeforewegotambushedbytheRockDragonhewantedadviceon
something.

...Aah,youllhearmeout?

Iwonderwhatitsabout,somethingtodowithhisvoice?
Didsomeonesaysomethingtohim?

Thetruthis,Ivefalleninlovewithsomeone.

Unexpectedly,hewantedsomeloveadvice.

AuthorsNote:ThenextchapterwillfollowRavenkun.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 17

Itriedgivingafriendloveadvice.

TranslationbySolistia
Proofing/EditingbyHobo,MuscleSpark,Flyingjam,Sumguy,Creed,Frost,Dair,Blesserz,andFriasco

like
"Youhavesomeoneyou... ?"

loveadvice
Icouldn'tbelievemybuddyRavenwantedtoaskfor whilewewerehavingdinner
together.

"Sorry,Youki.YouretheonlyoneIcouldask..."

Sincehedidntspeakmuchduetohisvoice,Ravencameacrossasacoolandtaciturn
character.
Ifthepeoplearoundhimheardthathehaddonesomethingsooutofcharacterlikefallingin
love,he'dbealaughingstock.

Yeah

Andnowhesseekingloveadvicefromsomeonewho'sstruckoutoneverysinglelove
confessionoverthecourseoftwolives,muchlessactuallygoneoutwithsomeone.
...Man,I'vegotabadfeelingaboutthis.
He'saskingthewrongpersonforadvice,youknow?ButI'mstilltheonlyonehecanask.

"Tellme,whatkindofgirlisshe?"

Ididn'twanttogivehimthecoldshouldersincewe'djustbecomefriends,soI'lltakeashotat
givinghimadvicejustthisonce.

"...Shedidn'tmakefunofmyvoice.Sheactuallythoughtitsoundednice,andsaidshewas
jealous.Andthen..."
TLNote:Doesntlaughatvoice=BFForLoveInterest.soundslegit

Isee.Ravenhassuchabigcomplexabouthisvoice,I'msureitmadehimreallyhappy.
Usuallypeoplelaughoraresurprisedatthegapbetweenhisappearanceandhisvoice.

Isee,sothatswhyyoufellforher.

It'samorenormallovediscussionthanIthoughtitwouldbe.
Raven'sembarrassmentwaswrittenalloverhisredfaceandcheeks.

...WhatdoyouthinkIshoulddo?

Fromhisredfaceandnervousness,itseemslikehe'sfallenprettyhard.
He'slikeamiddleschoolergoingthroughpuberty.Butbecauseofhisvoice,forgetgirls,he
couldn'tevenmakeasingle guy
friend.He'sjustlivedbytheswordallthistime.
He'sneverhadanyonetotalktoaboutthingslikethisbefore.

"Ifyoulikeher,haveyoutriedconfessing?"

HewasamemberoftheHeroPartythatsavedtheworld.
He'sgoodlooking,andhe'dalreadyclearedthehurdleofhisoddvoice,soIcanonlyimagine
he'dgetapositiveresponse.

"...Idon'tthinkIcan.SinceIwasbornI'veonlyeverlivedforthesword.Girlsare..."

Ifigureditwassomethinglikethat.
Geez,you'reagoodlookingguy,havemoreconfidence!
Itcan'tbehelpedImightdiealittleinside,butit'sforafriend.
Forthefirsttimeinawhile,Iswitchupmygame.

"Heh,Raven,youhaven'trealizedityourselfyet,haveyou?"

Imakeagrandgesture,pointingatRaven.
Ravenisconfusedbymysuddenchangeofcharacter.
ButIdon'tstopthere.

"Ahandsomevisag,tallinstature,savingtheworldastheknightoftheHeroParty.Sowhat
ifyourvoiceisalittlestrange?Youshouldbecapableofignoringanyonewhomightlaughat
you!"

Ravenwaslistening,butlookedlikehe'dbeenblindsided.
However,I'mnotdoneyet!

"Why,justlookatme!Aboringface,anaveragebuild,workingforaguild.Evenso,I've
confessedcountlesstimes!Gottenrejectedcountlessmore!Butlookatmenow!DoIlook
miserabletoyou?Notintheslightest!...Raven,you'lldogreat.Believeinyourself!"

OfcourseIfinishitoffwithmysignaturepose.
...Aaah,thatwasrefreshing.
IturnoffmyChuunimode,andwaitforRaven'sresponse.

"...Heeh.Isee.Soitwassomethinglikethat."

Ravencalmeddown,andwaslaughingabit.

"...IguessIwasoverthinkingit.Thanks,I'mgladIaskedforyouradvice,Youki."

Oooh!
Seemslikemyplanworked.
Thankgoodness.
Ididn'tknowwhatIwoulddoifhegaveup.

I'm
"Hahaha...Ifyousayitlikethat, theonewho'sgladIgaveyouadvice."

"...Actually,I'mtakingtomorrowoffaswell.I'lltrytoconfesstoher.Ifit'sokaywithyou,I'd
reallylikeyoutocomewithme."

Isee,hewasworriedaboutthat.
Hehadbeeninaverynegativeframeofmind.
Hehadgatheredupallhiscourageandopenedtheverydepthsofhishearttohisfriend.
Iwassomoved,howcouldInot
supporthim?

"You'llbefine....Giveityourbestshottomorrow."

Withthosepartingwords,wewentourseparateways.

Thenextday,IwaitedforRavenatthereceptiondeskintheGuildhall.
TheGuildhallwasnoisyandbustlingwithactivity,moresothanusual.
TheexcitementofRavenbeingthereyesterdaystilllingered.Whenhecomestoday,he
shouldbeproperlydisguisedsotherewon'tbeanotherriot.

"...Hey,ain'tchagonnatakeaquesttoday?"

Claymanaskedme.Hishappymodefromyesterdayhadbeenreplacedbyhisusual
lackadaisicalmode.

"I'mwaitingforafriendtoday.Noquests."

Normally,alltheotheradventurerswouldasktheprettyladiesattheotherreceptiondesksfor
quests.Iwasprettymuchtheonlyonewhocametotheapatheticreceptionist's,Clayman's,
desk.

That'swhynoonewouldcomplainifIloiteredaroundClayman'sdesk.
Rather,Iwastheirsavioryesterday.

"Wellthat'sjustgreat me
,noworkfor doingnothing
.Whydon'tyoujuststaythereallday ?"

"Whydoyousoundsobummedaboutspendingalldaynothavingtoliftafinger?I'mjust
waitingforafriend."

ClaymanandIyakaboutnothinginparticular,whensuddenlyI'mgrabbedbytheshoulder
andturnedaround.
TherestoodRavenwearingthedisguiseIgavehimyesterday.
Maybeit'sbecausehe'snervous,buthisexpressionisawfullystiff.

Heynow,wehaven'tevengottentothegirl'shomeyet,ishereallygonnabeokay...?

"Youokay?Didyousleepatalllastnight?"

Ravennoddedhishead,buteventhatgesturewasstiff.
Ifwestayedintheguildlikethishe'dbefoundout,soIhurryusoutside.

Ravenisfrozensolid,soinordertoloosenhimup,Itakeadeepbreathandsay,

"Listenup,Raven.You'reamemberoftheheropartyandaleaderofknights.Thatalready
makesyouareallyamazingguy.Youcandothis,Raven!"

Onourwaytohissweetheart,Igivehimsomeencouragement.
Ifhecanjustgetalittlemoreconfidence,heshouldbeabletoconfessnaturally.

...ShouldIreallybedoingthis?

He'sstilldebilitatinglyshy.
Igavehimencouragementallthewaytothegirl'shome.
Andthen,afterRavenfinallybecameresolved,ourdestinationturnedouttobe...

"Eh....?!"

Noway,we'reattheAquarainmansion?
DoeshelikeCecilia?!
She'ssonice,there'sdefinitelyachance.
Icanthinkofamillionthingsthatmighthavehappenedbetweenthemontheirmissionto
defeattheDemonLord.
Didthedeathflagheraisedyesterdaymean I
wasgonnakillhimfortakingmygirl?!
"...Youhavemygratitude,Youki.ItsthankstoyouthatIhavethecouragetoconfess....I'llgo
bymyselffromhere.Pleasewaitforme,Youki."

RavenenteredtheAquarainmanoralone.
...Thisisbad!
WouldCeciliaaccepthisconfession...whatwouldshedo?
Ihavenoideawhatkindofrelationshiptheyhave,soIhavenoideahowshe'llrespond.

IpanicforafewminuteswhileIwaitoutsidetheAquarainmansion.ButwhenRaven
returned,hehadaprettygravelookonhisface.

"...Sheturnedmedown.Shesaiditwas'impossible'....Youki,I'msosorry,evenafteryou
wentoutofyourwaygivemeallthatadvice....AsIthought,itwasntmeanttobewithher..."

Thisisn'tgood,hiseyesareasdeadasClayman's.
Hisfirstbrokenheartdealtquitetheemotionaldamage.
Itotallyunderstand,I'vehadmorethanmyfairshareofbrokenhearts.
Buthe'smyfriend,Ican'tjustleavehimlikethis.

"Don'tletitbotheryoutoomuch,man.Anyway,whydon'twegosomewhere?You'restillon
holiday,andwedidn'tgettopalaroundtownmuchyesterday..."

Heheardme,butjustshookhishead,andsaidsadly,

"...Let'sjustcallitaday.Seeya...later..."

Shouldersdroopeddespondently,Ravenheadedbacktotown.
Icouldn'thelpbutwatchhimashegotsmallerinthedistance.

...WhatdoIdo?
Ishouldbecelebrating,butthewholethingleftabadtasteinmymouth.
Ishouldbehappytohaveonelessrival,butthosefeelingsneversurfaced.

Friendshiporlove...Icouldn'tbringmyselftogiveupeither.
IwasbothrelievedthatCeciliawasn'tstolenawayfromme,andsadformyfriendwhoselove
couldn'tcometofruition.

...IgottatalktoCecilia.

Ihavetoknowwhymyfriendwasrejected.
Imightbemeddling,butIenterthemansiontofindoutthereasonmyfriendwasturned
down.
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 18

Itriedsupportingmyfriend'slove.

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He...didnteventalktoyou?

IwenttoseeCeciliatoaskwhysheturnedRavendown.
IthoughtshemightbereluctantifIaskedherflatout,soIbeataroundthebushalittle,
however...

"That'sright.Ravensannevercametoseeme....Didsomethinghappen?"

What'sgoingonhere?
Icouldn'tfigureitoutbymyself,soIletCeciliainonthesituation.

"...Isee,coulditbeheconfessedtosomeonewhoworkshereinstead?"

Ifheconfessedtooneofthemaids,weknewjustwhotoask.

"Let'saskSophiasan.She'stheheadmaid,shemayjustknowsomething."

Illgowithyou.

Perhapsbecausetheywereoncecomrades,shewasnowalsoworriedaboutRaven.
AsexpectedofthekindCeciliasan.
Webothheadtotheservant'squarterstofindSophiasan.

"Indeed,Ravensamawasherejustashortwhileago."

Whenwearrivedattheservant'squartersandaskedSophiasan,itwasasCeciliaexpected.
Hehadconfessedtooneoftheemployees.
CeciliainquiredwithSophiasanfurther.

Then,didheneedtospeakwithsomeoneaboutsomething?"
"AsIrecall...hehadsomethingtodiscusswithoneofthemaids."

Aswethought,itwasoneofthemaids.
Justwhatkindofgirldidheconfessto?

"Sophiasan,whichgirldidheaskfor?"

Ashisfriend,IwantedtoaskthegirlwhatshefoundwrongwithRaven.
Ceciliawasalsoworried,andwebothfidgetedwhileweawaitedSophiasan'sanswer.

"Thenewmaid,Hapyneth."

...
...

Webothfrozeonthespot.
Myfirstfriendafterreincarnatingfellinlovewithoneofmyformerdemonunderlings.
Ceciliafrozewithoutsayingaword.

"...Right!Pardonme,Sophiasan,wherewouldHapynethhappentobeatthemoment?"

IhadaboutamillionthingstoaskHapyneth.SeeinghowimpatientIlooked,Sophiasan
recoiledbutquicklycomposedherself.

"...RightnowHapynethisscheduledtocleanthemansion.Themansionisquitelarge,Ido
notknowexactlywhereshewillbe."

TheAquarainmansionwascertainlylarge,butifIranaroundthemansionforafewminutesI
shouldfindher.

"ThankyousomuchSophiasan.I'llleaveCeciliainyourcapablehands."

Ceciliawasstillfrozenstiff,soIleftherinSophiasan'scareandexitedtheservant'squarters.
AfterthatIranaroundthemansion.
Igotafewwarningsfromtheothermaidsaboutrunning,butIjustgavethemaquickapology
andcontinuedon.

IranabouttheresidencethreetimesandfinallyfoundHapyneth.
Shewaswearingthemaiduniform,andsweepingoneoftheguestrooms.
Ihadrunbyherebefore,butwemusthavejustmissedeachother.

"...Beenawhile."
Shegavemeasmallnod,thenwentbacktohercleaning.

"Waitjustaminute."

Wehadn'teventalkedaboutanythingyet,soIgriphershoulder,restrainingher.
Ifinallyfoundher,I'mnotlettingheroffwithjustagreeting.

"...What?"

"Don'tyou'what'me!I'myourformercaptain.Where'dthisattitudecomefrom?"

Aren'tyoutheonethatdesperatelysearchedformeforamonthandahalf?
Ofcourse,shehadnevershownmeanounceofrespect,evenbackwhenwewereinthe
DemonLord'scastletogether.

Butthatdidn'tmatterrightnow,Iwouldholdbackfrothemoment,butwewouldcertainly
haveagoodlongtalkaboutthatlater.

"...Problem?"

"Yeah,that'sright.Justalittlebitagoagoodlookingguywithaswordathiswaistcameto
you.Whatdidyousaytohim?"

"...Loveconfessed,'Impossible'replied."

Shedeclaredwithherusualindifferenttoneofvoice.
DidsheturnRavendownthesameway?
Ifshedid,thatpoorguy...

ButifIrememberright,Ravensaidsheenviedhisvoiceatsomepoint.
Sothatmeanstheymetsomewherebefore.

"Youmetthatswordsmansomewhere.Couldyoutellmewhenandwhereyoumet?"

HapynethlookedshockedthatIwouldasksuchathing.
Butshequicklywhirledaround,turningherbacktome.

"...Impossible."

Refusingtoanswer,Hapynethranaway,broominhand.
Iwenttochaseafterher,buttherewasprobablyareasonshecouldn'tsay.
Itwouldn'tsolveanythingifIcaughtherandforcedhertotellme.

"...I'llfiguresomethingoutafterIgoback."

IrelaytoCeciliathatI'mheadedout,thengobacktotheguild.

"...andthat'swhathappened."

ItwasalreadynoonwhenImadeitbacktotheguild,andthebarwascrowdedwith
adventurersgettingfood.
ImakemywaytomyownpersonalprivateseatatClayman'sdesk,onlytofindanarmored
knightsittingthere.
LookslikeDukeandClaymanarehavingapleasanthearttoheart.
Seemsliketheyrehavingfun.

"Ooh~,lookslikeyouhaveyourownsetoftroubles.Ifitwereme,I'djustf'itall,toomuchofa
hassle."

"What'reyouguystalkingabout?"

Itmademecurious,soIwedgedmyselfinontheconversation.
ClaymanandDukefinallytooknoticeofmeandgavemeaquickgreeting.
Icouldn'tseeDuke'sexpressionsincehewaswearingahelmet,butIgotthefeelinghewas
laughing.

"Justafunstoryaboutyou,Captain."

demonizing
Ofcoursehewouldhaveomittedany details.
Butthatwasn'ttheproblem.

"Don'tjustgossipaboutsomeone'spastlikethat!"

ThereareamountainofmemoriesIwishIcoulderasefrommydarkpast.
Ican'thelpbutbesuperworried,wonderingwhichstoryDuketoldhim.
Rightnow,Iwanttointerrogatehim,thenreprimandhim,butthisisn'tthetimeforthat.

"GoodthingIranintoyou,Duke.There'ssomethingIwantedtoaskyou,socomewithme
realquick."

Itakehimoutoftheguildandexplainthesituation.
DukehasknownHapynethforaboutaslongasIhave,giveortakealittle.
Hewasquiteadeptatcharmingallies.
"YeahFirst,webettergetCeciliasantohelpbygettingHapyneth'ssideofthestory.Ifwe
don't,Ceciliasanmaynotbeabletohelpusevenifshecould."

He'sprobablyright.
ButIcan'tjustleaveRaveninthatstateeither.

"...Can'tbehelped,I'llhavetogobacktoCecilia'splacetoexplain.Let'sgo,Duke."

"Roger!"

WithDukeintow,IheadbacktotheAquarainmansion.
WetellCeciliaaboutHapyneth'spastinherroom.

"Well,here'sthething.First,youknowHarpydemonsareregularlyhuntedbyhumans,right?"

Cecilianoddedinacknowledgment.
Harpiesareattractivedemons,andareoftencaughtandmadeintoslaves,andareendlessly
huntedfortheirfeathers.

Bytheway,Iforgottomentionitbefore,butIdidn'tselloffthefeathersIpluckedfrom
HapynethIstillhadtheminmypossession.

"OfcourseHapynethwasnoexception.ShewasbeingchasedbyhunterstoaplaceIjust
happenedtobepatrolling.Isavedher,andshebecameoneoftheCaptain'sunderlings."

Ceciliahadacomplicatedexpressiononherface.
Shewasahumanjustlikethosehunters.
Itwasn'taverypleasantstory.

"Atfirstshedidn'tspeakatall.Evennowshe'sstillnotverytalkative."

Atfirstshecouldonlycommunicatebynoddingorshakingherhead.
Thetraumawasconsiderable.

"That'swhyIthinkevenifahumansaidhelovedher...shewouldn'thaveanygoodfeelings
aboutit..."

Itmakessense,Ifeelthesamewayhavingknownherforsolong.
Butstill,HapynethshouldntthinksobadlyofRaven.

"Then,whydidshesayshewasjealousofRavensan'svoice?"

"Harpy'sareoriginallyaracethatliketosing,soitcouldbeshewascharmedbyhisvoice,
but..."

Butwestilldon'tknowhowthetwoofthemmet.
Anythingmorethanthat,wecouldonlyguessat.
Wewereinatotaldeadlock.

"...Asforhowtheymet,itmaybemoreprudenttoaskRaveninsteadofHapyneth."

Hapynethrefusedtoanswerearlier.
Andshecanbequitestubbornwhenshewantsto.
Knowingherpersonality,Dukeagrees.
Ceciliaalsonoddedherapprovalatmyidea.

"Thenwe'redoneherefortoday.I'llstopbyRaven'splaceonthewayhome."

Decidingonthenextcourseofactionweadjournourlittleimpromptumeeting,andIheadfor
theKnight'sDormitorywhereRavenlives.

ArrivingattheKnight'sDormitoryIwonderjusthowmanypeoplelivehere.
Itcouldprobablyhouseafewhundredknightsit'sagiganticdormitory.WhenIenteredIsaw
areceptiondesk,andsomeonewholookedlikeaeDormManagerthere.
Uponseeingme,sheaskedwhatbusinessIhadhere.

"Excuseme,Iactuallycameheretomeetwithmyknightfriendwholiveshere..."

TheDormManagerwasanormalladywholookedgoodinglasses.

"Justtoconfirm,whatisthenameoftheknightwhomyouarelookingfor?Andifyoucould
givemeyournameaswell?"

Igavehermyname,andthen,whenImentionedRaven'sname,shepushedupherglasses
andgavemeaverydoubtfullook.
Well,Ravenisfamousafterall,andhe'snotreallyknowntohavemanyfriends,soI
understandhersuspicion.

Butevenso,shestillwenttogoconfirmandleftforthedorminterior.AfterafewminutesI
couldhearbrisklywalkingfootstepsastheDormManagerreturnedwithabeautifulstride.

"Ihaveconfirmation.PleaseallowmetoguideyoutoRavensama'sroom."

IfollowaftertheDormManageruntilwemakeittoRaven'sroom.
TheDormManagerleftwitha'pleasetakeyourtime',andreturnedtothereceptiondesk.

"Raven,I'mcomingin."

Iknockedandopenedthedoor.
Hisroomwasdark,dank,anddreary.
Ravenwasinthecenteroftheroomlyinglifelessonhisbed.
...Hewasseverelydepressed,thatmuchwasobvious.
Itwashisfirstloveafterall.
RavenfinallynoticedIwasthereandgotupfromthebed.

"...Youki?Sorryaboutbefore.Andafteryouinvitedmeouttoo."

"No,it'sfine....ActuallyIhavesomethingIwanttoaskyou."

Hemaynotwanttotalkaboutit,butIwantedtosupportmyfriendinlove.
I'lluseanymeanstoelicitanansweroutofhim.

"Iwantyoutotellmeexactlyhowyoumetthegirlyoufellfor."

"...Whatwoulditchangeevenifyouknew?"

Hemurmured,comingoffasthoughitwasalltoobothersome.
Shit,he'sturningintoClayman,Igottadosomething!

"It'stooearlytogiveupnow!Theremightbesomethingwecandoifweworktogether.
Please,justtellme."

Hefinallygaveintomypestering.
LittlebylittleRavenrevealedthestory.
Man,itwasn'tsurprising atall
...
Yuusha Party no Kawaii Ko ga ita no de, Kokuhaku Shite Mita -
Chapter 19

Itriedhelpingmyfriend.

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ApparentlyhefirstmetHapynethonthedayIwasoutwiththerestoftheHeroPartywhenwe
causedthathugecommotionintown.

RavenworkedastheCaptainoftheKnights,buthecouldn'tcommunicatewithwords,sohe
usuallypatrolledtheimperialcitybyhimself.

Sincesomanyproblemswereoccurringthatday,hewaspatrollingaroundallthebackalleys.

"...Hm.Nothingamisshere."

Andashewasabouttopatrolelsewhere,heheardsomehoodlumsnearby.

Heimmediatelyheadedforthevoices,andsawHapynethcorneredbyasmallgangofthugs.

Heeasilywipedthefloorwiththem,andwasabouttoleavewhen,

...

Hapynethhadgrabbedontohissleeve,causinghimtostop.

"...Thankyou."

Shethankedhimveryquietly.

"...Justdoingmyjob."

Usually,whenRavenwasthankedhewouldjustnodhisheadinacknowledgement,buthe
mistakenlyrepliedinstead.

Justwhenhethoughthislifewasover,Hapynethopenedhereyesinsurprise.
Raventhoughthewouldberidiculed,however,
"...Wonderfulvoice."

Iswhatshesaid.
Ravenhadbeenmadefunof,butnevercomplimented.
So,feelingalittlefunny,hespokefurtherandaskedaquestion.

"...You'renotgonnamakefunofmyvoice?Myvoiceisreally..."

Hesuddenlyasked.
Imean, I
didn'tmakefunofhisvoice,butIdidn'tcomplimentiteither.

"...Jealous."

"...Eh?"

Ravenwasn'tfinishedtalkingtoher,butshetookoffinaflash.
Ravenstillhadotherplacestopatrol,sohecouldn'taffordtochaseafterher.

Andso,unabletoforgetaboutmaiduniformcladHapyneth,hebegantoinvestigatewhich
householdshemightworkforbasedonheruniformandfinallyfoundit.

Then,heaskedmeforadvice,andaftergivinghimmysupport,heconfessed,whichbrings
ustotoday.

...Arewedonenow?

Afterfinishinghisstory,Ravenlookedreallytired.
Ravenwas,no, Hapynethwasthefirsttoshowinterestintheotherparty,I'msureofit.

...Couldn'ttheyatleastbefriends?
Butforthetimebeing,I'vegottogetRavenoutofherebeforehestartssprouting
mushrooms.

I'llgotoDuke'splaceandtellhimtheinformationIgotaboutHapyneth.

"Raven,let'sgetyououtofhere.Iknowaguywho'sacquaintedwithyourmaidgirl,let'sgo
seehim."

I'm'acquainted'withheraswell,but...
Ravendidn'twanttogoatfirst,butafterhalfdragginghimalong,wewentlookingforDuke.

DukewasatCecilia'shomewhenourlittlemeetingadjourned,soIthoughthe'deitherheadto
theinnortheguild.Onahunch,Itookustotheguild,andtherewasDuke.
"Huh?Wellifitisn'ttheCaptain...isthattheblokethatconfessedtoHapyneth?"

NoticingRaven,Dukegavehimalookover.
DukeviewsHapynethasapreciouscomradeafterall,sohewasjustmakingsureRaven
wasn'tabadguy.
Dukehadalwayshadastrongsenseofdutywherehiscomradeswereconcerned.

"...Youki,isthistheguythatknowsher?...Andwhatwasthat'Captain'thingallabout?"

Ravenaskedmewithawhisper.

"It'skindofanickname.Butthatsnotimportantrightnow..."

TheGuildnoticedRavenandstartedinonthehysterics.Idon'twantallhellbreakinglooseon
menow.

"Youtwo,let'sgetoutofhere."

Igrabthembothbythewrist,andheadformyroomattheinnasfastasmylegscouldcarry
me.

"Captain,you'rewaytoofast~"

"...Iagree."

Wefinallyarrivedattheinnafterjettingitoutoftheguildbeforeacommotioncouldbreakout,
butrunningatfullspeedlefttheothertwoexhausted.

Iaccidentlyrantoofast,butthesetwoshouldbetrainedforthatkindofthing,theyshouldn't
berunningonemptyalready.
Butmoreimportantly...

"Raven,yourvoice..."

AfterRavenrealizedwhathe'ddone,heclampedhismouthshut.
AndwithDukenearbyofallthings.
Dukeactuallydidn'tseemtocareaboutRaven'svoice,butaskedwhywereactedthatway.
AndsowelethiminonRaven'sstory.

"Idon'treallymindatall...So,isityou?TheguythatlikesHapyneth?"

Yeah.

Ravenpausedbeforeheanswered.
Whwhat'swiththetenseatmosphere?
Theseguys,there'snoneedforpretensehere!

"Hapynethwasmyformercolleague.Shehasacertaintraumawhenitcomestodealingwith
men.You,wouldyoubeabletocureHapynethofthat?"

Makingitjustmeningeneralinsteadofhumans,Isupposethatsthewayitsgottabe.
Itmakessense,sincesheisn'tafraidofCeciliaorSophiasanatall.

"...Idon'tknow."

Therewasanotherpauseafterheanswered.
Isupposeitwasunderstandablesincetheydbarelymet.
Butthat'sstillnotgoodenough.

"What?!That'swhereyou'resupposedsaysomethingcoollike'Iwillhealherfragileheart'!
Youareaworthlesspieceofshit. That'swhyyourconfessionwasrejectedbyHapyneth!"

"...What'sthatsupposedtomean?"

Duke'swordswerelikeaslapintheface,andRavenimmediatelyputhishandtohis
sheathedsword,readytodrawit.

"Oh,youwannagoatit?Idon'tknowmuchaboutthatHeroPartynonsense,butI'mnot
gonnalose."

Dukedrewhissheathedsword,andstoodattheready.
...Aretheseguysidiots?
We'reinmyrentedroomattheInn,aroomthatcanbarelysqueezesixpeopleintoit!

Itwouldn'tbefunnyiftheystartedaswordfighthere.
I'llgetchasedoutoftheinnifIdontstopthesetwo!

not
"Chilloutguys!Ifyou'regonnafight,doitsomewhereelse!Thisis whatwegottogether
for."

IbroughtDukealongto helpRaven,andnowthey'reateachother'sthroats.
Afterbeggingthemtostop,theyfinallyputtheirswordsaway,buttheywerestillglaring
daggersateachother.
nexttime
"...Hmph,Thisisridiculous.I'llcomplywithCaptain,but we'llsettlethis."

Indeed.

Theybothseemedsatisfiedwiththat.
NowIdon'thavetoworryaboutgettingkickedoutoftheinn.

"Nowthen,backtothesubjectofHapyneth.Yousaidyoudidn'tknowifyoucouldcure
Hapynethofhertrauma.That'snotgoodenough."

Iknow.

RavenagreedwithDuke.
Aftercalmingdown,Ravenhimselfrealizedhelackedtheresolveheneeded.

"Whydon'tyoustartasfriendsfirst?Ithinkit'dbeagoodideaforyoutogettoknow
Hapynethalittlemore."

That'smyDuke!
HegaveRavensomesolidadvice.
Ravenseemedsatisfiedwiththattoo,andnoddedhisheadinagreement.
However,IfeltlikeI'dturnedcompletelyinvisibletothem.

Theydlaughtogether,theydarguingtogetherallinanunendingloop.
Theywereoffintheirownlittleworld.
Iwascompletelyleftout,relegatedtobeingamerespectator.

Afterawhile,theirconversationfinallycametoanend.

"Goshowmeyou'reaman!GoodluckgettingyourfeelingsacrosstoHapyneth."

"...Iwill,IfeellikeIcandoitnow."

Theygaveeachotherafirmhandshake.
Honestly,Ihavenoideahowthingsturnedoutlikethis.
Werethosetwoalwayslikethis?
Iguesslovecanchangebothhumansanddemons.
...WhatamIeventhinkingabout?

TheyleftfortheAquarainmansionalljazzedupaftertheirconversation.
Iwasalsocurioushowthiswouldallplayoutandtaggedalong.
Whenwegottothemansion,wewereinluckasHapynethwascleaningoutinfrontofthe
gate.
HeartenedbyDuke,RavenapproachedHapyneth.
Noticingus,Hapynethstoppedcleaningforthemoment.

"...Pleasebemyfriend."

Hisfacewasredfromembarrassment,andhisnervesweresobadhewasshaking.Even
thoughhisvoicewasweak,ittookallhehadjusttogetthatmuchout.
AndHapyneth'sanswer,

"...Justfriends."

Afterthat,silencelingeredbetweenthem.
Andthen,withtheirfacesflushed,theybothsprintedoffatfullspeed,Hapynethtothe
mansion,andRaventothemainroad.

AllthatremainedwasasatisfiedDuke,andmecompletelydumbfounded.
Well,I'msureRavenwasalsosatisfied,nowthatHapynethcouldgraduallybecomeusedto
humanmen.

AfterwardsIheadthatCeciliaindirectlyurgedHapynethinthatdirection.
IhadthoughtHapynethagreedalittletooeasily,butitmadesenseafterhearingCeciliawas
givingherencouragement.

AndsoitseemsHapynethherselfwasn'tcompletelyagainsttheidea,sinceshewasn't
forced.

AsIthought,IwasrightthatHapynethwascharmedbyhisvoice.
I'mlookingforwardtoseeinghowthingsdevelopbetweenthem.

Bytheway,afterthis,DukebecamequiteattachedtoRaven.
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did
Afterthewholeincident,theyreally dukeitout.
AlthoughDukeisagreatswordsman,evenhecouldn'twinagainstRaven,butitwasquitea
goodbattleIheard.Becauseofthat,RavenusedhisauthorityasCaptainoftheKnightsto
recruitDuke.

However,thismeantSheikandIweretheonlyonesleftattheinn.

"Captain~Let'splay~"

Sheikwasclingingtomybody.

"'Eey,leggo!I'vegotaquesttodo.Hapyneth,Duke,comeback!"
Thisistheworstthingthatcouldpossiblyhappen.Withthemgone,Iwastheonlyoneleftto
babysitSheik!

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