Summer Vacation – Chapter 10

Summer Vacation Second Half – Q of Hearts (Part 2)

Note: Please don’t read it in the little pop-up for the reader. For some reason it doesn’t reflect my later edits (which I often make a lot of after publishing), so please click ‘view original’.

The library room was in the eastern wing of the castle.
And speaking of the eastern wing, it’s a place where many of the King Faction members live. In contrast, the western wing is a building crawling with the Royal Prince Faction.
Why is the library in a place like this? Even thought it would’ve been fine to place it in the central wing. Because the Royal Prince Faction stay away from the eastern wing, it feels a bit unfair.
That’s why nobles of the Royal Prince Faction who possess and monopolise important books like Raiga are neverending.
The book “Forbidden Magics – the Complete Collection” that I got from Raiga… It was a book that was not just a little dangerous. They’re appearing, they’re appearing, various brutal magics that turn away from the path of a human~ The editor too is quite the piece of work, putting together that many dangerous forbidden arts.
Forbidden arts in and of themselves are things that can’t be used by normal people, but if a skilled magician was in possession of a book of forbidden arts, and on top of that, put the forbidden art into practice, that would be quite a threat.

Because the number of people who can use the library are limited, it’s quiet.
I occasionally use this place as well. And I’ve occasionally intruded on the forbidden arts corner.
Once Royce-sama starts walking, the people in the corridor all give him way without exception. He’s like Moses, or maybe like those head doctors that I saw in the dramas in my old world.

“Camille, today we’re properly using the key, so don’t pick the lock, okay?”

“Royce-sama! Even I don’t just constantly, constantly, go around picking locks, you know?”

After descending the library’s spiral staircase, we head through the door to a room at the end of the very lowest floor.

Lined up inside this gloomy and dusty room are the shelves of the forbidden magic books.

“This is the first time I’ve seen it, but there sure are a lot of books aren’t there.”

“It seems that we will be breaking our backs to find the spell cast on Miss Claire, doesn’t it?”

Certainly, unlike when I was browsing through the magic books on a whim, searching for a certain magic is quite a bothersome job.

“Hm? This… The dust is wiped off strangely.”

On a dusty shelf, Royce-sama discovered the tracks of one place alone with dust wiped off.

“Truly. The trail of a finger or something has been left behind. Camille…?”

“Y-, You’re wrong! It wasn’t me! As if I would leave behind such an obvious trail!”

How rude. If I left behind that kind of trail when I looked at the forbidden magic books, wouldn’t someone start saying stuff like “There was an intruder guyyys~”?

“Meaning, that someone else broke in?”

“The possibility for that seems high, doesn’t it?”

Who was it anyway? For someone other than me to have broken in here and read the books.

“But really, it is because people keep breaking in here as they please that I think it would be better to change all the keys in the palace.”

What Achille said was completely right, so I took the chance to get onboard.

“I’m with Achille! The locks and defence in the castle is too lax!”

“…Camille the past offender is saying it, so that really is the truth, huh…”

It seems that my existence is playing the role of good proof.

“Aren’t the books around this finger trail suspicious? It does not seem to be the trail of a book being taken, after all.”

At Achille’s words, we all took a book from around the finger trail.

“It doesn’t seem to be the trail from a book being stolen, but… let’s have the librarian confirm it later.”

“Yes, I think it would be better to check the identities of the people who use the library as well. Well, if they ignored the formal processes and just intruded, it would be useless though, huh?”

They chat as their recognition of me as a criminal continues to strengthen in their minds. When it comes to this troublesome topic, it doesn’t seem like I’ll get a chance to speak. For now I’ll do what I can.
I obediently go through the magic took, and look for magic related to Miss Claire.
Magic to force the criminal to confess… nope. Magic to read the target’s mind… nope. Magic to enslave the target… nope, and how scary.
Still, these spells really aren’t anything decent.

After flipping through the pages for a while, I finally catch eye of a familiar symbol.

“Ah-… This is the one that was on Claire’s neck.”

The mysterious forbidden art that was written over the top of the magic for amplifying hatred. Let’s see…

“Forbidding them from speaking…?”

I continued reading the page.

“What the heck is this?”

What was written there was revolting enough to make you sick.


“Did you find it?”

“…I found it.”

Mouth-sealing forbidden art. A magic to absolutely prevent inconvenient knowledge of the caster to be spoken.
The moment somebody under the influence of this spell attempts to speak even a single fact about the caster, they will immediately lose their life. This is the case even when they speak with good intention, as well as the case when it is not so.

“…It’s heartless huh?”

Peering in on the book, Achille frowns.

“Did Miss Claire speak anything of the incident?”

“Nah, she’s silent like she’s had her strings cut, so she hasn’t said a thing.”

Thank goodness, if she hasn’t said anything then she’s still alive.

“I’ve understood how to remove the spell on her.”

<Supporting Character Introduction>
Déborah Jade
A viscount’s daughter (eldest) who has inherited her father’s light blue hair, and her mother’s red-tinged eyes.
A slightly plump build.
She’s a vain and pushy, stereotypical noble’s daughter, but possesses a sharp eye for observation.
She also has a side of her that is good at looking after her younger brother and sister. Her taste in fashion is a little bad.

Désirée Jade
A viscount’s (second) daughter who has inherited her father’s light blue hair, and her mother’s red-tinged eyes.
A slightly skinny build.
She also has a side of her that judges everything calmly. Her taste in fashion is a little bad.

The two sisters get along very well.
The two of them are distant with their mother and older brother.
Though they are attached to their father who takes other women as mistresses, they regard him coldly, however they treasure Achille who was born of a mistress.

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20 thoughts on “Summer Vacation – Chapter 10”

  1. //She also has a side of her that is good at looking after her younger brother and sister. Her taste in fashion is a little bad.
    //She also has a side of her that judges everything calmly. Her taste in fashion is a little bad.

    Lol. Her taste in fashion is mentioned twice! It can’t be just a little then.


    1. I’m leaning towards the commoner/revolutionary king (I forget which one he was). The first act was to remove attack the kin faction, hopefully killing the king and then Royce while Raiga comes under the control of that idiotic girl and her father.

      Sounds like the perfect situation to cause a lot of infighting among the nobility, if not a civil war which he could use to bring them down.

      Or I could be completely wrong~


  2. Thanks for the translations Esteemed 5th Holy Sheeprabbit, Estelion Sharlulu Asheel Vinchance Celenalia di ef Falufiluu’Luufilaafee (The 35th)


  3. Camille, with her God tier ‘random use of magic’ trait. She should have her own shopping channel or something.

    Need transport? We’ve got a spell for that. Just bring your own broom. Carrying around a meter long stick too inconvenient? We’ve got a spell that lets you replace the broom with pocket sized objects. Can’t access a restricted materials? Magical lockpicking, works with all common locks, no matter the place. Whether you’re burgling a jewelry store or your local royal palace, never let a locked door get between you and your goals. Afraid of violence? Special magical tattoos, stylish and efficient, you’ll barely feel it in use, but it’s there when you need it. A new brand, Camille, New in this month’s Sears-Rhodolite catalogue.

    Also scary magic is scary. Scary scary magic and flimsy security is even more scary.


  4. There isn’t a link for this page from the main page. I had to enter the address manually after I found out there’s an update from Mangaupdates.


    1. [edit: realised just now that i was being an angry faggot, but have left up the message for accountability for my actions. sorry, phoenix.]

      ? just follow me and check your reader. i’m assuming you haven’t been getting my messages or updates either.

      i can’t be bothered editing the page for every little update. was planning on doing it tomorrow when this summer vacation chapter is done

      you’re the second person today already to complain about something as trivial as this. you should start taking advantage of the wordpress reader function. it works for updates on blogger and the like as well.

      i’m not gunna tell you what to do. however, i obviously have no reason to make concessions for you guys either when it takes you like one click to follow me, or better yet, check regularly

      editing a page has to go through this lag period when it loads up the visual view, and a bunch of other fucking bothersome stuff, so i’m not gunna update it every damn chapter, and you people should stop bugging me about it


      1. Sorry if it sound like a complaint. Just giving a heads up. For all I know it could have been an error that you’re unaware about. And typing it manually is not that hard. Just go to an earlier chapter then change the date and chapter number/title.


        1. I think it’s pretty hard compared to just checking your reader or aho-updates…? And if you do either of those, you won’t just be getting updates about my blog, but
          – any blogs you decided to follow (former)
          – the majority of the more minor web novel/light novel projects (latter)

          if it wasn’t meant to be a complaint, then i’m really sorry about how condescending i was earlier. i just took it as a lazy leecher asking me to spoonfeed them links, so i got pretty annoyed


        2. ah geez, you wanna hear somethign weird? today when i was talking about translating teasers for different things here:

          this one random comments to me and suggests me some korean novel, and sure, that’d be fine… except i speak japanese, and not korean…? hahaha


      2. It was actually quite fun trying to figure out the address. Though this one was way to easy. I just go to Summer Vacation chapter 9 then changed the date and chapter number. All wordpress blogs are like this.


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