Burikko Chapter 14

15 Years Old – Q of Hearts

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Sliding Dogeza:

“Congratulations, Camille-samaa!”


Upon coming home after work, I was hugged by Aimée.
Hurtss, heavyy… getting crushed.

“Did something happen? It shouldn’t be my birthday yet.”

Towards I, who was creating some distance in a panic, Aimée neared me while twisting her body back and forth.

“What are you saying…? Is it not obviously about your engagement being decided?”


“It couldn’t be! Have you failed to hear from Marquis-sama again?”

Getting contacted through my father again? It would’ve been fine just to tell me personally anyway, but…
Our butler Pierre retired last year, and his son took his place, but how should I say this…? His son is incompetent.
He completely forgot to contact me. If it gets too bad, I plan on firing him.

“Hey, who am I getting engaged to?”

“Uhuhuhuhuu, that is… you know?”

Instead of acting all dramatic, hurry up and tell me.
While I pressed my hand against my anxiously beating heart, I glared at Aimée.

“It’s Achille.”

A third person suddenly butted into our conversation.
Reacting to that voice, Aimée turned around.

“My, welcome home, Marquis-sama. You are early today, aren’t you?”

At the entrance to the house stood father.

“Otousama… Just now, what did you?”

“Like I said, Achille has been decided as your fiancé.”


Why? After that one incident at the dance party, didn’t I thoroughly ask father, “Please protect Achille from falling into the disgrace of being my fiancé.”?
And yet, why did Achille end up engaged to someone like me!?

“Otousama! I remember asking you to free Achille from this…”

“But… the Jade family formally applied for it, you know? Soleil was on board with it too.”


“And I’ve judged too that Soleil’s son is the better choice. There was another, more annoying, request, you see.”

It seems that without my knowing, various things have been progressing.

“I am truly very sorryy!”

I had directed a sliding dogeza at Achille, and Royce-sama was overlooking me in curiosity.
As expected of the carpet in Royce-sama’s room! Even though I was sliding, it didn’t hurt!

“…Camille, did you do something to Achille?”

Royce-sama, a woman is a being with many secrets, you know.

“Ahh, could this be about the engagement?”


Damn Achille, what a thing to admit in front of Royce-sama!
…Wait, or is it my fault for not choosing the time and place properly?

“There’s nothing to apologise about, you know. I don’t mind, after all.”

“Buttt… Because of me, your shining future has been crushed, Achille!”

“Why did you come to that conclusion…?”

Achille is scratching his head, looking troubled.
Huh? For some reason Royce-sama is looking downwards, trembling.

“-kuku… Wouldn’t it be better for you two to have a proper chat about this? …P-pfft-”

At Royce-sama’s suggestion, Achille and I decided to talk about it properly. Royce-sama kindly left.

Having said that though, what’s there to talk about after all this time? What’s happening this time is all because of my blunder.
While telling him that it would be alright, it ended up like this… Aahh, I’m depressed.

“Achille… I’m really so sorry.”


He sighed! Even though I know I’m in the wrong, it still hurts, huh.

“I’m not angry. Raise your head?”

When I raised my head like I was told, I found Achille’s face closer than expected.

“Umm… Achille?”

His eyelashes sure are long. A nose that runs beautifully down his face, and well-shaped lips… He had ikemen elements to begin with, but he sure grew up well too, huh.

I was staring at Achille, but he didn’t show any signs of moving away.

“About being your fiancé, Camille… I’m not against it.”

“It’s fine, it’s fine, you don’t have to worry about me. You’re kind, Achille.”

For some reason he sighed again.

“The one who should be apologising is me… Listen, Camille.”

He gazed at me unexpectedly seriously, so I became bewildered.

“The one who proposed for an engagement this time, was me.”

“You did, Achille? I-, It couldn’t be that because the rumours about the time at the dance party spread uncontrollably, you gave up on finding a good bride? What do I do…?”

“Won’t you calm down?”

Achille placed both his hands on my shoulders, after I stood up vigorously.

“But… this is terrible!”

I was panicked.
A huge problem that would mess about with Achille’s life, at this rate, won’t getting engaged to me be the worst disgrace in Achille’s lifetime?

“Since that time at the dance party, I’ve always wanted to become your husband, Camille. It seems like you’re misunderstanding something, but this is what I want, Camille.”


…Speaking of which, Achille was an ambitious person.
As he matured, he’s gotten better at hiding that, but his true self hasn’t changed.
If he marries me, he’ll become the next marquis in every meaning.
Is that why Achille decided to become my fiancé and compromised…? Thinking like that, it makes sense.

“I’ve got it, Achille. If you’re fine with someone like me as a fiancée… I’ll be in your care.”


Achille is gazing at me painfully at point blank. What’s wrong?
Huh, it seems like Achille’s face is getting closer, and closer…?

Ah, that’s it!
I suddenly remembered a most important issue. I have to make sure I say this!

“Achille! …Even if you’re engaged to me, if you find somebody you like, you can make them your mistress, okay? I’m open-minded, you see, so as long as you properly do your job as the marquis, I don’t mind you doing that kind of thing!”

Huh? His face which is now point blank just stiffened… I feel.
I guess saying ‘mistress’ right to his face was bad, huh. Maybe he’s embarrassed.
But, if Achille became strangely considerate of me, and became unable to pursue his own romances, it’d be pitiful so…

I really don’t want this engagement with me to give him painful feelings, you know? Achille is an important friend after all.

“Anyway, Achille, I have work now so see you.”

“Wa-… Camille!”

It seems that Achille has rebooted from his freeze. Thank goodness.
If he says that he wants to be engaged to me, then that’s fine too, right?
I have no right to say anything more than this. …I feel relieved.

“Anyway, see you later~”

I enlarged the quill, and took off from Royce-sama’s window towards the Magic Building.

…Or so I thought, but Achille was grabbing my ankle.

“Uwah-, dangerous!”

“We’re not done talking yet, you know…”

Achille is in a bad mood for some reason.

“Sorry, Achille, but work is-”

“Your job starts in the evening today, right? It’s still daytime, so you’re still free for three hours, right?”

This guyyy, why does he know my shifts at work? Even though I thought I’d be able to indulge in laziness until my next job!
Because I had no choice, I landed in the room. Aah, my hours of sleep are disappearing…

The very moment I landed, Achille caught my arm. …Is it to prevent me from escaping?
Because we’ve known each other for a long time, he’s a man that knows me quite well.

“Not done talking, you say? Was there something else to talk about? If it’s about the number of mistresses you can have, I’m not restraining you, you know? If you have too many it’ll become troublesome, but if it’s two or three, then.”

I’m sorry about saying that he can’t have a huge number of them, but we have our financial circumstances too.
If it uses too much money, I’ll be troubled.

“You can stop talking about mistresses, you know? I’m not going to have any, after all.”

Not having any? I wonder if it’s a good idea to declare that now. He might want to make some later, after all.

“I’m fine with you, Camille. I’m fine with just you.”

“Geeez, this againnn.”

Honestly, this guy sure thinks of his friends, huh! Still being worried about me after all that time.

“You won’t believe me anyway, right? That’s fine… I’m going to prove it from now on, after all.”


Achille gave a slight smile, and for some reason my back ran cold.
Huh…? Did I, say something bad?

“Yeah… Prepared?”

He raised the arm that he was holding, and gave the back of my hand, one light and gentle kiss.

sailed7 sailed6 sailed5






















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111 thoughts on “Burikko Chapter 14”

  1. i guess that is what happened, i thought she was a “little” dense so i was expecting this but i thought it would have progressed shortly after they talked the camille’s father during the party, but seriously she is a lot denser than i expected


      1. Bwahahahaha-haaaa, that ship sailed so hard, it flew straight into the atmosphere!

        That girl’s Dense Barrier is master class…she’s not that genre savvy after all. Still, a kiss on the hand? Eh, 7/10, not bad…maybe she’ll just go “You lost me.”

        Anyway, thanks once again OniiYa~! (I kinda’ like this, I sound like a…fake Osakan?)

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  2. Thanks for the chap imouto sama~

    うふふ、the ship have sail once again~ but I can’t stop imaging a picture of beam striking down on the ship in the next chapter, probably going to be amusing くくく


  3. Now for part two of my series of comments on the Prince proposing a threesome, as he will guilt achille into using one of his mistress passes for him. Meanwhile in the palace, Mei, looking for Camille, walks in on them, with Raiga in tow.

    Coming up on part three, tentacles and mosaic filters.


  4. After rebuilding the ship, the ships is sailing again!!!
    LOL Royce is really having the time of his life watching his friends relationship, wonder if it will be necessary that he explain to Camille too about what Achille have for her XD
    Thanks for the chapter nii-nii


  5. From sliding dogeza to flying ship! Achille finally gets tried of this dense girl’s antics and goes for a home run! I wish them a good future haha.

    That lol stuff about 3 mistresses… just how low of an opinion does burikko have about herself?? x.x You’d think a girl would value herself more lol.


  6. ho the ship sails, but then again this is the Mc we are talking about, with her x-ranked density. There may not even be a ship but a bottle.

    neared my while > me

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  7. I think Camille still needs Royce-sama’s “talk” if she’s that super densedense.
    Still, I hope that proving part will involve more than a hand~~

    Thank you for the chapter!!
    Glad to see the ship is sailingsailing~~


  8. The prince really should have stayed to intermediate. I suspect a small kiss on the hand will still go way over her head. I look forward to another ship being destroyed in her continued confusion.

    Royce needs to point out to Archilli that he needs to actually tell that girl with real words about his feelings and point out to her that she’s not a death sentence to him.


    1. really he keeps saying that he is fine with her so that makes her misunderstand, its like when little boys make fun of the girl they like, stupid achille needs to says that he wants her and not that he is fine with her

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  9. Omg so good, so many chapters close to each other! Does that mean there will be a long break before anymore are posted? This and yomagiri no maou are both really good


    1. um, yeah, sort of. i had originally planned to resume translating a day ago, but then my friend suddenly recommended me worm and… yeah, there are 30 long chapters… YOU SHOULD READ IT TOO! DURING THE TIME PEOPLE WOULD NORMALLY BE READING BURIKKO OR YOMIGAERI, READ WORM!


      1. Now I’m going to recommend Pact, the second work from the author of Worm.

        Well enjoy reading Worm and Pact or juggle it until Pact is finished to read.


  10. Honestly though, I feel like J didn’t kiss her on the lips because he would have been too devastated if she brushed it off or made some logic fail excuse. THAT’S why he kissed her hand. Also, I think she’s still gonna think he’s not serious. <—- this is all speculation, not based on anything but my own feel for the previous chapters.


        1. yeah, the reviving the dead guys. i think it’ll be fine. to be honest, the dialogue and prose in “8th son? you’re shitting me” is simple enough that i think mtl’s and bad english is enough to do it 80% justice anyway. probably an ideal project for “reviving the dead” or whatever to pick up, imo.

          ah, except for the side chapters where another character narrates. they’re usually a lot more flavoursome in personality, so i hope he handles those with care. they’re the best parts of the series.


  11. What I actually have no idea what worm is never heard of it before, is worm an author? If so where can I find his works then, cause it sounds like it’s pretty good from what you guys said…


    1. Pfft. It’s the best written amateur story I’ve ever read. You don’t know what you’re missing out on. Reads professionally, actually. Lots of different characters with distinct personalities and motivations. Lots of Chekhov’s gun.


      1. It seems to me to be a lot like the “hunting party” webnovel. I really don’t get why almost all superhuman stories end up as sorta tragedies.
        I feel like all these stories sorta ring with “Stronger(Mike Carroll)”.
        The writing is okay, but I just don’t really like those MCs who go crazy i.e. “Soon, I will be Invincible,” ‘cuz often times, the author sacrifices the MC’s intelligence in order to create a story. “I will be Invincible” is, in my opinion, better(granted it is published).
        There are lots of amateur stories out there and a lot are as good as this. The story is kinda too non-mainstream, mainstream.


  12. :gasp: You dont reread good stuff? le horreau! The only measure we use to determine whether it’s good stuff or not is to reread it. If you still finding pleasure reading shits you already know, it mean that shit standing high on your own personal scale of quality.


    1. What I meant was that I don’t need a leecher’s recommendation to re-read it. I’d like to think I know the chapter better than you, at least, considering the amount of time I spent analysing it to translate.

      And I was confused because you suggested in your first comment that I “reading it” not “re-reading it”. I assume you meant that you were suggesting I “read” it, but either way, it wasn’t “re-read”.


  13. I hate myself for asking it….
    …next chapter when?
    I rode these chapter in no time and l’astinenza is making me crazy
    I’m sorry for being a leecher TJT


  14. I don’t know why everyone keeps saying the burikko is being dense. It’s actually quite logical. Re-read the Author’s Notes.
    In the GAME she played, the Jacks (J) were all “friend” characters ONLY. You can only romance the King (K) characters. The J of Hearts was especially a “friend” character who helped the main player dispose of the Q of Hearts. In the game.
    So naturally she came to the belief that:
    a) He will eventually try to destroy her in the future.
    b) He can be (at best) ONLY a friend.
    c) Since she is not the player character, she will never have the love of a K character.
    d) Since there is no love in her future anyways, all she can do is be a good friend to everyone she can (especially the player character when she finally shows up) and hope to not be destroyed socially by Achille later.
    Everything she has said and done is actually very supportive and quite logical. It’s not her fault she doesn’t know how much her very existence is screwing the game up completely.

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    1. Her reaction is that of believing Achille wants to marry her because he is ambitious and wants to marry into money and power. As a daughter of a Marquis she fits the bill quite nicely. He even said so himself. Yes, she gets flustered because she’s still a woman, but she knows that he knows his way around women.
      It’s like you not believing a gold digger slut you’ve seen in action when she says she loves you and wants to marry you because, well, she’s a gold digger slut you’ve seen in action. She’s probably said and did those things (and more!) to plenty of other men. You still blush and are flattered, but there’s no way it’s going to happen THAT easily.

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    1. You know, I don’t think adults act like adults purely because they’ve been around as long as they have. It’s because of the experiences they have as an adult.

      i.e. she’s lived 31 years, sure, but only as a child and teen. There’s no reason she’d have a mentality of a 31 year old woman who’s experienced many break-ups, the pressures of work and work politics, the need to hold back one’s opinions to get along with their boss for the sake of not getting fired, the pressures of finding a job, the pressures of needing to find a partner to get married soon, the pressures of a rapidly decreasing metabolism and rapidly diminishing beauty etc.

      How come you don’t understand this, and keep talking on and on about how she’s a 31 year old? It’s not just about how many years you’ve been around; it’s about how you adapt to changes in your body, and how you adapt to the various challenges of adult life.

      There’s this manga, hajimari no niina, that I think deals with this idea quite well.

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      1. That is a part of it. I agree that the many experiences are important and shaped a major part of “being adult”. But i’s not the only factor.

        When you live years upon years, your thoughts are sharpened and in use. It increase the speed of thoughts and the breadth to the very limit of that brain’s capacity *at that body’s period of time*. The so-called inteligence factor, so to speak. Note that with Camille, her being a 15 year old sheltered girl can design original(?) tattoo using spells without help from other tattoo artists, then advance pretty far along the path of red magician.

        And to look at it another way, if just experience life alone can make people smart we would have smart adult, wise oldster as a natural laws. But it’s not that, right? experience life just give you perspective and wisdom if you can understand it. When you can not, you have idiotic adults all over the place~

        Back to Camille. On the one hand she’s dense. On the other hand, she’s a virgin who doesnt know much about the ways to handle her own body’s impulse in romantic situation. On the third hand she’s a magic otaku in this world, so maybe her old experiences are being forgotten.


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