Vol. 1 Chapter 11: The truth about in-game me

Winter will soon arrive, and the first year of school is coming to an end.

My school life is as solitary as ever.

There’s also no sign of leveling from Alicia. The quickest way to leveling up is dungeon diving.

Since the school enrollment, Alicia and the capture targets didn’t really bother me, maybe the principal or his Majesty already said something to them. I can see the hostility in their eyes, but it’s been peaceful for me, so I don’t mind.

「Recently Alicia’s belongings have gone missing, do you have any idea? 」

Prince Edwin addressed me. Goodbye, my peaceful days.

「I don’t know. 」

Alicia lost her belongings? I was supposed to be the one who did that in the game. Is someone else picking on Alicia in my place?

「I know you were always doing something yourself. 」

You are about half right that I do things alone.

It appears that the Prince was suspicious of me and convinced that I’m the one who hides Alicia’s belongings.

「It’s pretty cute that the Demon King likes to hide people’s belongings. 」

I still don’t understand how they see my personality. I have been suspected for my involvement in a landslide happened in a distant territory several months ago and for ruining the school’s flower bed.

Foremost of all, did you simply blame everything that went amiss with me? Of course, I don’t respond flatly, and I’m just stunned at the people around me.

But combined with my strength, the suspicion on me being the Demon King hasn’t been cleared up yet.

「I’ll get the evidence that you did it. And when that happens, you will be expelled from the academy. 」

Prince Edwin left with a small sharp parting remark.

He’s been working hard every day to expel me from school. It will be useless anyway, since the King and the principal won’t support it.

Maybe the prince is done withdrawing. Admitting that I was either the Demon King or villainess means I’m admitting my mistake. And he wouldn’t be capable to manage that without fail.

The other capture targets, William and Oswald, would have continued their hostility for the same reason. And like the usual, Alicia, it’s just full of assumptions.

I tried to think about the person who hid Alicia’s belongings.

Many students in the school dislike Alicia.

Some of them dislike her because she’s a commoner and some because she was friends with the prince. Many people treat her with great caution because if they hurt her feelings, it will affect the prince’s mood.

Alicia’s only allies in the school are the three capture targets. Poor her… and I thought I was bad. It’s good because I had Patrick here, and he said I could call him.

It’s no use thinking about it, so I decided to act. I observed the classroom after school ended.

She hasn’t learned how to hide her presence in the shadow, so she just used the usual means.

After an hour on the lookout, Alicia and the capture targets come to see if anything was gone. And then they left the classroom wanting to eat the new sweets. Are you guys really wanting to get the evidence?

I was slowly losing interest and was thinking about going home soon when a girl came into the classroom.

The girl was often seen in the company of the Duke’s daughter, Eleanora. Maybe her parents joined the radical faction since she was seen following Eleanora.

She began looking around and rummaging Alicia’s desk.

When I found the culprit, I landed silently on the floor and called her out.

「What are you doing? 」

Until now, I was stuck on the corner of the ceiling. That’s what ninja usually does.

「Ah, ano, nothing! When I heard Alicia-san’s belongings went missing, I was worried… ah, Yumiela… -sama. 」

She started explaining in a hurry when she realized that I’m the one who spoke; it looks as if it was the end of the world.

「P—please don’t kill me! Eleanora-sama just told me… 」

I always wonder what I’m supposed to do. I never killed anyone before.

She hid Alicia’s belongings and then told me things I haven’t heard before one by one.

Her house has the lowest social standing inside Eleanora’s clique that left her often running around for errands. Just like this time.

Nevertheless, how to deal with this? I can’t just push her to his Highness and blame her. Eleanora can easily cast her away if I did that.

「Did Yumiela-san say that I ordered her to hide Alicia’s belongings? 」

I decided to talk directly to Eleanora. The culprit guided me to the salon where Eleanora was.

「It’s not like that. I just wanted to tell you that Eleanora-sama’s faction is doing the wrong thing. She says she did it on her own accord. 」

「That’s right. She did something unforgivable. 」

「I know. If Prince Edwin hears about this, he will be angry. She’s Eleanora-sama’s friend so he might hate Eleanora-sama too. 」

When she heard that the prince might hate her, Eleanora, who feigned ignorance changed her expression.

「Even when she did it on her own ideas? Why am I… 」

「Because his Highness might recognize her as a part of Eleanora-sama’s clique.

Don’t worry, and I won’t tell anyone. It might be better to stop punishing her, or people will get suspicious.

That way, there is no doubt that Eleanora-sama and his Highness will be married. 」

「Eh, what happens to that thief? 」

「Are you talking about Alicia-san? Commoner can’t marry into the royal family, right? 」

That’s a lie. His Majesty will marry the Prince to the Saintess. To prove the legitimacy of the royal family and it’s popular among the commoner, it’s like killing two birds with one stone.

「T-that’s true. Commoner can’t marry the royal family. 」

「Yeah, and we can’t let Eleanora-sama’s name attached to something insignificant like petty bullying. I advise you to tell your clique not to do anything to Alicia-san. 」

Let’s make sure Alicia’s bullying didn’t happen again.

「Of course. But why would you tell me that? 」

「I don’t really care about Alicia, either. But if she keeps getting bullied, his Highness will keep protecting her, and their relationship will deepen. Ah, his Highness didn’t think of me nicely, so if you could, please keep our meeting today a secret. 」

I stopped Alicia’s bullying, protected the culprit, prevented Eleanora from being involved with me. I could accomplish all of my goals easily because of Eleanora.

I left the salon in a good mood.

「That’s unusual for Yumiela. 」

That was Patrick’s reaction when he heard the whole story. He continues, explaining why he thought it was unusual for her.

「I felt if it were the usual Yumiela, she would hand over her to his Highness. You can stop the bullying, but in the first place, Eleanora wouldn’t be involved with you since his Highness dislike you, right? 」

That’s true. Why did I do such a roundabout way?

「Because, the culprit might have been me. 」

Originally, it was my role to hide Alicia’s belongings.

「What do you mean? 」

「If I had been hiding my dark magic ability and hadn’t raised my level. 」

The in-game Yumiela, she probably…

「If I was told by my parents that I’ve never met to make friends with other nobles, I’d be desperate to join Eleanora’s clique. 」

And my position would be the lowest. Nobody would want that.

「The bullying culprit might be me, and if that gets exposed, I’ll get cast off by Eleanora. 」

Did the in-game Yumiela have an ally?

「No one is on her side, hated by her parents and Eleanora too, and most of all hated by Alicia, who loves to use light magic and is loved by his Highness. 」

She, with her light magic and me with my dark magic. She was loved, and I was not.

The in-game Yumiela is not a small villain who became a hidden boss in the postscript, isn’t she the victim of this world?

「And then, I started to raise my level for revenge. But dark is weak against the light so that Alicia can kill me. 」

The difference between the present me and the in-game is whether I raised my level or not. The only difference is whether I have the power to rely on or not.

「I wanted to help that culprit because of that 『What if』 factor.

What’s wrong, Patrick? Is it an assumption? 」

I laughed at the grim expression on Patrick, who thinks this is my imagination.

「Isn’t that the same? 」

He wrings out the bitter taste.

「The hypothetical situation and the present, isn’t it the same? The only difference is how high or low your level is. 」

「The difference is big. 」

That’s not true. The biggest one is that I have a memory of my previous life. That’s it, and my mental age is high.

「Right now Yumiela has someone on her side, right? Do you hate Alicia? Do you hate this world? If so, I… 」

I don’t hate or dislike it. If I dislike it, I can just escape to a distant land and live in hiding.

But now I have some things that I like.

「And not only that. If you have an acquaintance, you talk occasionally, that’s enough. 」

Even if I don’t like what will happen next, I think I could stay in a country where Patrick is.

I said that while staring at Patrick, and he fell silent.

I’m afraid I might have said something bad.

「I see… 」

He said that in such a warm voice.

「…Do you know? 」

And I just sighed.

As expected, if you frequently talk, you can get closer.

If making an acquaintance is this hard, how much harder will it be to make a friend? I don’t even want to think about a lover.

t/n: this chapter was supposed to be early but i accidentally saw kny 200 spoilers and bawl my eyes out capek nanges akutu i cant think straight afterward skddkdjkdf. also, i was thinking of picking up this webnovel until i realize the chapters are so freaking long. 4-5x longer than this webnovel :))
also thankyou for buying me ko-fi!

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42 Responses

  1. Jose says:

    Gracias por el capitulo ñ.ñ

  2. Salah ddine Bensebane says:

    Thanks for the chapitre

  3. Maisike says:

    Thank you for the chapter! Poor in-game Yumelia. She was hated without even doing anything..

  4. icarusconqueso says:

    ho damn, on this ship we only go full steam ahead!

  5. sunkenfleet says:

    Anyone else feel like this whole prince plotline is dumb as hell? I mean, he’s a prince – the other two are also important noble sons – they should all be well aware of what “lvl. 99” means. It’s been mentioned that the strongest guy in the kingdom is only like lvl 60 or 70 or something right?

    So why is this prince spending all of his free time on aggravating what is the equivalent of a walking tactical nuke? Why, after the first time he did it, hasn’t someone stopped him?? They’re in a school right? Shouldn’t one of the very first lessons be that 99 is bigger than 1, or 2, or even 70??

    ofc I understand that he’s supposed to be “blinded by the heroine” but… I dunno I just have a really hard time buying it. Would it even be possible to be that “blinded by love”?

    At any rate, thanks for the chapter – it’s fun to read even if the prince and his posse are all morons lol

    • cryum says:

      It’s pretty dumb, but not any dumber than the standard for these types of novels.

      What’s unusual is that everyone else has a working brain, and Patrick actually has things to say instead of blandly going with the flow.

    • Talerax De Avon says:

      I even start to think that those three might have been bainwashed LOL

    • Mamabug says:

      Yeah, the prince is an idiot. Yumiela is waaaaay too laid back about the whole thing. If it were me, whenever he pulled stuff like that I’d probably just look at him pityingly and call him a moron. Maybe throw in how fortunate it is that he has an older brother to inherit the crown so she doesn’t have to worry about the country’s future.

    • alidan says:

      we had a… how do I put it… “big brained bully” who was every single moment stereotype put together into one without the gym membership body yet.
      We had a mountain of fat for a kid too, but he was 6 5
      Now, this little jackass harassed the fat kid for years
      till the fat kid couldn’t take it anymore.
      with one kick, he lifted the manlet bully up by his crotch with his foot a good 2 feet in the air and across the hallway.
      How much of that was manlet avoiding the kick, how much of it was ball shattering rage, I can’t tell you.
      What I can tell you is he had thick legs, not fat, these things carried a good 400lbs everywhere and didn’t give once. this kid could have fell on the bastard and threatened to end his life with that alone.

      long story short, the “bully” never needs to be a genius to be an asshole, asshole has no intelligence threshold, in fact, the dumber they are the mreo assholeish they get, because they can’t fathom themselves ever being on the wrong end of someone snapping.

    • You never me a Elite Person? I have Asperger syndrome. it makes my annoying and smarter and resistant to pain and awkward .I am now 51. But In high school everyday kids would bully me and attack me. I used to pick them up and beat the crap out of them. It was easy. One guy was huge. He spit in my face called me retard and when I tried to walk away he hit me and I grabbed him by neck lifted him off his feet and and beat him into a wall. This happened over and over. A blind man with cain could see that I could not be beat up by these idiots but they kept doing it over and over. No normal Pain receptor beats Size. But The Proud are to stupid to learn. That simple bullies do no not back down when you beat them. They keep getting up..Our they Cowards? Yes but they are more scared of facing Failure and losing Pride. .

  6. helo5001 says:

    Can I ask about name of that novel cover looks interesting.

  7. cryum says:

    Had a bit of trouble understanding the dialogue between MC and Patrick.

  8. Yayo says:

    Thanks for chapter

  9. Silv says:

    I really hope Patrick doesn’t turn out to be planted into Yumiela’s life by king or someone to keep bring her to their side. They’re cute together.

  10. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  11. yeety says:

    My ship has been made and which I, a weeb in the internet name it as the RMS YumielaXPatrick and now I await the day my ship sails the seven seas

  12. Malik says:

    Thanks for the ch

  13. rurarararara says:

    prince and his friends is real idiot aren’t they? well they are in early teenager, just start going outside without their parents point whats wrong and right. teacher only give you knowledge to fill question paper. anyway early teenagers view is narrower than you think so i think normal for them become retard.

  14. fsckedt says:

    apik critane, suwun bosq 😀

  15. Ti0☆♡ says:

    I have {} -> {been} suspected for my involvement in a landslide

    She hasn’t learned how to hide her presence in the shadow {} -> {so} she just used normal means

    She hid Alicia’s belongings and told me {the} -> {} things {i} -> {I} haven’t heard {} -> {before} one by one

    hhhhng it hard to leave suggestions on changes with the copy-paste option disabled.
    But most importantly, THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!!

  16. Storm says:

    The prince is really stupid. Didn’t the king tell him to play nice with the girl that is stronger than their best knight? I mean if she decided she had enough of the harassment, she could just go to another country and show off her powers. The worst thing that can happen to them if she did that is expansionist war.

    I guess he is full of himself being the prince and all. Hopefully the first prince isn’t as stupid, otherwise that country is doomed.

    Anyway, thanks so much for the chapters.

  17. Kynn Kysil says:

    Hmmm…. Is Patrick the Demon King?

  18. midnight2630 says:

    Fool! He is already your friend
    . (not a close one but he is)

  19. TaiyakiPan says:

    Ooof, alicica is so useless. Justvthrow her in the dungeon already

  20. angelzwolf says:

    That what-if is an ouch. Patrick and her, I ship so hard, I want them to but ;-;.

  21. Dante Ryu says:

    Wait, you’re Indonesian?

  22. ahs333 says:

    ya, betul. Makanya malesnya kalau postingan kayak gitu ngasih tanda spoiler di bawah bukan di atas.

    that’s why i’m lazy to look at group post. i do that just for promote my blog in the future

  23. calculator says:

    the translator note was hilarious,,, i bet he/she is an indo-javanese people

  24. oKrBn says:

    How nice

  25. my guess is that Patrick will be the body the demon king reincarnates into and that the MC and him were friends in the game itself. if they’re friends or together it would explain why she was in the DK castle at the end of the game and if they were a couple then it would actually explain why she was enraged at the saint’s party. she saw them kill her hubby the DK and wanted revenge. those are just my thoughts on why MC would even be at the DK castle in the game

  26. The lack of dialogue quotations when they speak makes it hard to tell whose dialogue is whose and that’s pretty jarring to read. 🙁

  27. qsssqes says:

    not trying to be ungrateful or complain about the translation, but I had a really hard time understanding this chapter, especially her conversation with patrick.

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