Reika-sama – 107

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On White Day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Day#Observation

On the legend of Izanagi and Yomi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izanami-no-Mikoto#Death_of_Izanami-no-Mikoto

Also, probably the only chapter tonight due to its length.


Around the time that I took the unlucky doll out for repairs, the finals came around.

A few days later when the results came out, this is what the ranking board looked like:

1. Enjou Shuusuke

2. Takamichi Wakaba

3. Mizusaki Arima

・・・

5. Kaburagi Masaya

He had been a walking corpse up until the exams happened. Why did he shoot to 5th place the moment he recovered?! I was at my best but I failed to get in again! What the heck was this!? The curse of the doll?!

The girls around Enjou and Kaburagi had been celebrating Enjou getting 1st place and Kaburagi’s revival.
That was all when and good until I overheard,

“How cunning of her! She sneaked in between Enjou-sama and Mizusaki-kun!”

How was that her fault?

Meanwhile, Kaburagi was staring expressionlessly at the ranking board.

…I wondered if he wouldn’t take that anthology back.
I had glanced through it at least, but the thing was tagged whenever there was a poem that he liked. So pushy… Maybe I could sneak it into his desk. If not, then what if I burnt it instead? The anthology felt like it was filled with his bad luck…

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The 14th of March was White Day. While I was chatting with my group over lunch as usual, my phone received a message. The moment I saw the contents I sprinted towards the school gates. My sides immediately started hurting though so I slowed down.

“Kasumi-sama! Tomoe-senpai!”

I waved at the pair standing by the gates.

“It’s been about two weeks, hasn’t it, Kisshouin-san.”

“Gokigen’yoh, Reika-sama.”

“Yes! Gokigen’yoh, Kasumi-sama, Tomoe-senpai!”

Tomoe-senpai in casual clothes! He looked even more mature out of his school uniform! So coool!

“Sorry for bothering you during your lunch.”

“Not at all! I am overjoyed to see the two of you again!”

“We’re actually here today to give you this. Here, it’s your White Day present,” said Tomoe-senpai.

What he handed me was a bag from a shop famous for their French marshmallows!

Yay! I loved these things!

In my past life I had enjoyed marshmallows for sure, but the expensive French guimauve marshmallows would melt away in your mouth in an instant, leaving behind a juicy fruit flavour.

What’s more, the bag I was holding was pretty heavy too. There were definitely a lot in there. …It was really nice.

“One more thing. This is from the both of us.”

With that, Tomoe-senpai held out a shopping bag from a jeweller’s.

“Eh!”

“We picked out something that we thought would look good on you, Kisshouin-san.”

“Reika-sama, I would be happy if you liked it.”

“May I open it and see?” I asked.

Tomoe-senpai and Kasumi-sama smiled in acquiescence so I didn’t hold back.
Inside was a beautiful flower necklace! And in the middle of it was a little aquamarine. Cute!

“May I truly accept something so wonderful for just a little bit of chocolate?”

“Of course! We picked the flower because it’s you, Kisshouin-san. You’ll look great wearing it.”

So Tomoe-senpai’s image of me was a flower!? Ah-, another phantom nosebleed…

“Thank you very much. I will treasure it forever!”

“Forever? Gee, I’m happy to hear that.”

“The two of us are happy that you like it, Reika-sama.”

As Kasumi-sama laughed gently with a hand over her mouth, I noticed a ring on it!

“Kasumi-sama, that ring is…?”

“Eh, ah. This is Senju’s White Day present to me…” she said, turning bright red.

Kaaah! I’m so happy for you! What a happy couple!

But wow, I was so satisfied just getting this necklace.
Even though they were on holiday after graduating from school, they came all the way here just to give me these. I was really so happy.

Apparently the two of them were headed for a date after this. Tsk, and here I still had more classes. So lucky.

Since lunch break was about to end, I reluctantly bade them goodbye. They said they would come visit even after they entered university, so I was holding them to it.

*

Overjoyed, I practically skipped into the school building when I sensed an oddly strong gaze.

With my present in hand, I looked around only to find Kaburagi standing a little distance away.
He was staring riiight at me. Eh… What’s with him?

He was staring at me so silently that I could almost hear the silence. I stepped backwards due to the discomfort.

“Ummm… Is something the matter?”

Staaaaaaaaaare…

What the heck? Do you want something or what? I’m not a mind reader so just staring at me won’t get you anywhere, okay? And it’s scary too. Just say what you want already.

Kaburagi continued to stare in silence. I continued to slowly back away. To my misfortune, nobody was in front of the school building with us. Whaaaat the heeeck…

…Hm? Paying a bit more attention, I realised that he was actually staring at the present in my hand.
Could it be that he wanted to say something about me receiving this even though I was supposed to be a comrade in heartbreak? Did he think I was a traitor now? The shopping bag even had the jeweller’s brand on it…

Oh, or could it be that he wanted some reference before choosing White Day presents himself?

“Kaburagi-sama… Today is White Day… isn’t it.”

Kaburagi’s eyes shot wide open.
Oh no! A landmine! I bet this guy didn’t receive Valentine’s chocolate from Yurie-sama this year! If he didn’t get anything, then of course there was no reason to give anything back!
His gaze was condemning me for being the only one feeling good out of the two of us!
Nooooo! This guy hadn’t gotten better at all! His sickness was way too deep! Stop it! Don’t get me sick too!
Nooo! Run away! I wanted to run away!

No choice!
I tore open the marshmallow bag. There it was.
A clear case with French marshmallows of different colours. Pink ones were raspberry, the light blue ones were lime, the orange ones were mango, the white ones peach…

I pulled a peach-flavoured one out of the case and then wrapped Kaburagi’s hand over it as he stood there frozen.
Then I made a run for it!

Since time immemorial, the peach plant was said to have powerful anti-evil properties. According to the Kojiki, on his escape from Yomi, Izanagi was said to have thrown peaches to scatter the oni that followed him.
Which made this hallway the Yomotsuhirasaka! If I wanted to return safely to the real world, I couldn’t look back!
Pass on peacefully, Kaburagi!

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Today was the middle school graduation ceremony, so here I was, waiting to congratulate that uncute cousin of mine.

Not only did I have a bouquet of lollipop lilies for her, I had even gone out of the way to prepare an Oniisama.

Oniisama was really busy at work but after some begging I got him to slip away for a while. Ririna, be grateful to the compassionate Reika.
I handed the bouquet to Oniisama to give.

“Why don’t you just hand them over yourself?”

“Ririna will be happier receiving them from you, Oniisama.”

Ririna and her classmates began filing out of the building. The moment she spotted Oniisama she abandoned her friends and sprinted here full-speed.

“Taka-niisama! You came!”

“Congratulations, Ririna.”

“Lilies! Ririna’s flowers! Thank you, Taka-niisama!”

Ririna beamed blissfully as she received the bouquet from him. I supposed she could borrow him for today.
Instead, I began handing out smaller bouquets to her friends as I congratulated them. Thank goodness I prepared extras.

“Thank you, Reika-senpai!”

“To think Reika-senpai gave me flowers!”

“Thank you very much, Reika-senpai.”

Similar things could be heard from the rest of my little kouhai. Not Reika-sama, Reika-senpai. Of course I was the one who asked them to call me that, but still, uhuhuhu, it had such a ring to it. Was this how it felt to be respected and idolised?

“Thank you all so much for staying friends with that wilful girl. It must have been trouble. Ririna can be such a child.”

Hey!” she butt in, “What the heck are you saying!?”

Ahh, stop being so louuud.

“Goodness, Ririna. So rowdy even at your graduation.”

“Whose fault is that!?”

“Hahh. So noisy. This is why I called you a child.”

“What did you say!?”

“Get along, you two. It’s graduation day.”

“But Taka-niisama!” she whined as she pulled on Oniisama’s cuff.

“What are you even here for, Reika-san? You haven’t congratulated me once.”

“My, I must have forgotten. Congratulations, Ririna.”

“Say that earlier.”

Sooo not cute.

Oniisama glanced at his watch. He came here while busy so I guess time was up.

“Sorry, Ririna. I’ve got to get back to work.”

“Ehh~”

“I greeted Ojisama and Obasama earlier, so I’m going to head off now. Give them my regards.”

“…Fiiine. It’s a shame but work is work. Thank you for coming today, Taka-niisama.”

“Yeah. Congratulations.”

“I think I shall leave as well,” I chimed in. “Congratulations once again, everybody. Please excuse me. Gokigen’yoh.”

I waved to everyone and was about to leave when Ririna called out to me.

“Reika-san.”

She was standing with her face buried in the flowers.

“…Thank you for the flowers…”

Hmph.

“You are 10 years too early for madonna lilies, you brazen girl. Lollipop lilies are more like it.”

“Shut up!”

Tired of dealing with my uncute younger cousin, I hurried to Oniisama’s side.

“Really, what on earth are you two doing?”

“Goodness, Oniisama. Do try to avoid lumping us together.”

Aaah, dealing with children had made me hungry. Since Oniisama was heading back to the company I thought about getting something to eat instead. Eating at home was fine, but eating out was an option too. I was feeling like Nagasaki champon.

Champon is made by frying pork, seafood and vegetables with lard; a soup made with chicken and pig bones is then added. Ramen noodles made especially for champon are added and then boiled.

That was when a lone boy appeared.

“Oi!”

It was the bird-brained Katsuragi boy.

“Long time no see, Katsuragi-kun. How are you feeling?”

You! I figured out your trick! It was a lie!”

Trick? What was he on about? A lie?

“That password! Don’t think I didn’t solve it right away! And no bloodied soldiers ever came, either!”

Aah! That! Wow, considering his tone just now he must have really agonised over it. And obviously no ghost soldiers ever came. Huh? Could it be that he didn’t solve it that night and was actually frightened that they would come for him?

“Sounds like you got lucky. Anyhow, we’re leaving now, so bye.”

“Is that all you have to say!?”

“Goodness, did you want to hear another story?”

Katsuragi turned around and prepared to run, so I used the chance to urge Oniisama towards the parking lot.
Birdbrain was still cawing behind us.

Gosh, life was peaceful~ Spring was around the corner too~

“Is it alright to leave him, Reika?”

“Oh yes. For some reason I seem to be surrounded by buffoons…”

“I’m pretty sure that’s because…”

Oniisama gave me a complicated smile, and rubbed me on the head.

*
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I hoped spring break would come soon~



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97 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 107”

      1. well some people said peach to describe a longevity or sweet and nice person. high possibilities that will raise a flag. SWEET AND NICE PERSON how not the emperor misunderstood😂😂😂😂😂

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  1. lol. Reika-sama is really fantastical, get it? lol.
    And I want to know what her Oniisama’s really want to say, makes me curious, hmm… hmm…

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

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      1. Option 1 is more likely, lol.
        But Option 2 is quite possible too if you take into account how her oniisama is quite protective, XD!

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  2. Aww was that Ririna being a tsundere for Reika-sama? She seemed to mellow out a lot since the Tsuruhana incident
    I hope they do get along sometime soon, Reika-sama could use one or two adoring worshipping kouhai lol

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  3. “I am pretty sure it’s because…”
    What, Onii-sama?? Do you want to say that your beloved imouto is a buffon too….
    That is not really nice~ but I think Reika-chan will only puff out her lovely (chubby) cheeks…

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  4. Thnx for the chapter
    And is masaya becoming a reika stalker?
    And ririna and reika can be so alike in certain things(like how they think), they just cant be honest with each other, they could get along so well.

    And im happy for kasumi and tomoe such a nice couple.

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  5. Did Tomorrow senpai proposes to kasumi ? Weren’t they just 18 ? Also, why gift Reika a necklace ? Aren’t you just suppose to give back chocolate or sweets ?

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    1. Nah.
      Women gives chocolate to men on Valentine Day.
      Then, the poor vict… the men that received those chocolate have to gift a white object (any kind of object) to the girls who gifted them chocolate.
      Here, Tomoe gave White Marshmallows to Reika as a white object.
      Then, Tomoe and Kasumi both gave her the necklace.
      However, I’m not sure that the necklace was for White Day. After all, the colour of the metal wasn’t mentionned and aquamarine is a blue stone. So I think it was more a gift to thank her for her support and for being so cute.

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      1. I remember my Japanese teacher told us that guys reject girls who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s day by giving them marshmallows or handkerchiefs on White day. She knew it long ago but poor Reika.

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  6. “In between Enjou and Mizusaki”
    These rotten girls…

    I guess that Tomoe and Kasumi were really grateful about Reika supporting their secret romance for so long. And the clapping she did when they came out turned the mood positive, when it might have gone bad.

    I hope she didn’t raise a flag by giving Kaburagi that chocolate…

    Reika and Ririni are soo tsundere for each other.

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  7. “Oh no! A mine! I bed this guy”

    I like where this is going … please tell me more

    “Oh no! A mine! I bet this guy didn’t receive Valentine’s chocolate”

    Doh!

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  8. A poem anthology filled with 10 years worth of unrequited feelings… yeah, that’s definitely an unlucky item. Kill it with fire! She’s going to need more peaches… (btw: Izanagi sounds like a real jerk ~boo)

    Haha! Reika gets to act like an oneesama/sempai there XD Oh Reika, you’ve always been respected and idolised, have you not noticed? ;]

    Thanks for the new translation! But now I want to try those French marshmallows ~^-^~

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  9. When I’m on the part where Masaya-boy is staring at Reika-chan, first thing came to mind is he is in “yandere”-mode because he thought that our dope villainness is a traitor to their brotherhood.

    Poor Reika-chan, wasn’t able to enjoy the marshmallows.

    On the other news, some onlookers witnessed the event and the rumor that Reika-sama is meeting with Kaburagi-sama in secrets with sweets and jewelries is going haywire. Wakaba-chan is drifting even further from her original role.

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  10. So sweet that the tomoe and kasumi couple gave her white day gifts to Reika.
    Hahahahaha. The interaction with kaburagi was so hilarious!!! Its basically Reika trying to prevent herself from the sad love sickness.
    Its so heartwarming to see reika actually still caring for ririna.

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  11. See… See… Its a bad Omen!
    The curse combination of the books and the doll sure is scwaaarrryyy~
    Lol aanndd Its not end Yet….

    Thanks for your hard work as always…
    Faito~ > v <)9

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  12. I love how she used the Peach treat like a seal or salt on Bakaburagi, her fleeing and flag stomping skills are getting quite epic level, she really needs to have a few seals on hand for these kinds of occasions, we are relying rather heavily on Wakaba chan too deal with Bakaburagi, thats if it ever happens.

    I have to say though, if that dumbass Bakaburagi was able to tell she was in love, wont other people make that connection too? what if she thought she was a secret crush ninja able to hide her true love feelings for Tomoe senpai, but in reality much like Bakaburagis obsession with Yurie, everyone was fully aware that the Empress had a love interest?

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  13. When the Peach flavor guimauves was given to Bakaburagi I laughed so hard already. I don’t know why but the part where Bakaburagi was staring at the white day gifts Reika-sama received, I remember how crows eyes their shiny preys or how a vulture just do their thing, *chiiiiiiiiiiiiii*

    White Day, huh…I’m surprise Maihama didn’t came asking for a white day present from the emperor.

    Thanks for the chapter~

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  14. In a shojo I read quite some time ago, after a koma where the heroine was praying to not get marshmallow on white day, the translator explained that receiving marshmallow as a return gift for the white day mean : “thank you but I can’t accept your feelings”…

    It’s good that Reika is Reika and that these understated meanings slip on her like oil on a thick piece of fried pork skin… (I found this more acurate for her than the usual water and lotus leaves stuff ;op ).

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    1. I guess kaburagi shall take the white peach marshmallow as reika saying “i was rejected but can’t accept it so please take the white marshmallow for me” and then later he watches her eat ‘all’ of the marshmallow except for that white one by herself. And take it as. “I still like sempai. Even though i was rejected this gift was from sempai so I’ll force myself to eat them all!*sniffs*”

      *cues masaya’s weirder thought on how to make reika feel while enjou sits back on his shadow throne like a boss(demon king) snickering away at the ‘entertainment’ unfolding before his eyes*

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    2. Apparently according to google, marshmallows = “I dislike you/not interested in you at all” and cookies = “you’re a good friend”. Does that mean that Reika’s hated by the two of them? :(

      They even gave her a necklace to boot so I’m confused.

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  15. I feel like Reika’s level is only rising in Kaburagi’s eyes. I mean, her unrequited love came by to flaunt the ring he gave his girlfriend (fiance now?) and then gives her a necklace so that she’ll never forget that she failed. Such a heavy necklace. But, she can’t maintain the facade forever, so she gives some of her burden (the french marshmallow) to Kaburagi, since they’re comrades.

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  16. Lol! From respect for fellow comrades to rage at being tricked. XD Though it probably doesn’t affect the steadily increasing affection Kaburagi has for Reika.
    Thanks for the new chapter!

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  17. I get it now.. the reason why we’ve been receiving so many Reika chapters…. Ziru is Reika and Este is Kaburagi… Este is stealing all of Ziru’s luck to shoot to fifth place while Guro is beaten by Sousetsuka for first place… it all makes sense now. Bleck!

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  18. Thank you for the chapters! The last few have been really funny. I’m really curious about what Kaburagi felt while staring at Reika’s present (the jewelry) from Tomoe-senpai. Jealousy perhaps? Hoho~

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  19. >this is was what the ranking board looked like:
    >is wasshopping bad from a jeweller’s.
    bag
    also, not sure if it’s one of those continental difference thing: jeweler’s

    > phantom noosebleed…
    intentional long sound? (like the riiight later)

    > she said, turning bright right.
    bright red

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  20. Normally I’m all for trolling people about the supernatural, but with such an inexplicable backstory, is any story truly less credible than the truth? I keep imagining her as the “Bwahahaha!” guy from Bleach for some reason.

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  21. “I’m pretty sure that’s because…”
    -you’re the biggest buffoon yourself and the cutest.
    (iiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!! my teeth aches xD)

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  22. Reika never fails to amuse me, and gee that Bakaburagi lolol. He’s becoming pretty amusing too…at least, not as annoying as he originally was. Would still rather not have her raise anymore flags with him but aiyah~ Thanks for the chapter!

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  23. Ririna capture, get! ~~
    No, Reika-sama! Don’t feed stray Emperors! What will you do if he follows you home? Plus, his parents will smell the human on him and will refuse to take him back…

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  24. OH MY GOD.
    THE FALSE HOPPPPPPEE.
    I thought Reika was already at the restaurant when I read “a lone boy appeared” I THOUGHT IT WAS THE ROMANCE FLAG.
    Oh my god, it was utterly crushed.
    ANd I was utterly devastated

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  25. In Reika’s eyes when giving the marshmallow to Masaya: *remembers something about a random person chasing away an oni with peaches so she hands Masaya the pach flavoured and ran for her life.

    Masaya’s eyes: Feels pity towards Reika and thinking how strong she is staying happy for her first love.

    My eyes: when everything was happening all I could think about was if there was switch that got triggered for a ship to sail. *^*

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  26. I don’t have any particular special liking for marshmallows, but now I really want to try these!

    Btw, I have a vague memory itching in the back of my head, but I wasn’t able to locate it with a search….. I wonder if anyone else has read a character blurb for him stating that Kaburagi’s favorite fruit? food? something? was peach….
    It’s super vague, and now I am wondering if I remembered wrong?

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