Reika-sama – 111

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Starting today I would be a 2nd year in Suiran’s high school section. I wished for this every year, but I hoped I would end up with some girls I was close with~ I don’t want to be alone…
And also, I hoped that all the troublesome people would end up in another class.

I stepped outside only to be buffeted by heavy winds. Maybe because it was spring. Since I was dainty and so delicate I looked like I was going to snap, maybe I would even be blown away by the wind~
It was going to mess up my hair though so I hurried into the car.

I pulled out a mirror to check myself. I couldn’t give a bad impression to my new class, after all! I smiled into the mirror. My dimple was perfectly visible. Okay!

*

When I arrived there were already plenty of students crowded around the noticeboard. Some students were overjoyed, some were being consoled, the responses were all over the place.
I didn’t have any guys I liked so most important to me was ending up with friends. I was the Chief of the Forever Alone village, but that was forever romantically alone. I fully intended to be surrounded by friends.
First I checked the list of girls in the same class as me. Shirasagi Ru’ne from my group was there! Hell yess!
Ru’ne-chan was one of the girls who I went to Karuizawa with, and was one of my closer friends in the group. Thank goodness. At the very least I managed to avoid a bitter year of isolation. Besides Ru’ne-chan were a few other girls from my clique as well. Phew.

As for the boys… Oh, Class Rep’s name was there. Oohh, Class Rep! My first class with Class Rep in quite a while! One of my few male friends. This was a happy occurrence indeed.
Aside from him, the other boys were relatively harmless. All of the troublesome ones were in a different class. Hell yesss!

I really was lucky this year. I had a bit of bad luck after receiving a cursed item but it looks like my fortunes were picking up again. The anthology in question had already been plastered with an anti-evil seal, wrapped in a cloth, and then sealed away in the same storage room as the dolls. Fight fire with fire and all that. Of course, if anybody ever wanted the anthology they were free to take it.
I looked at the other class lists and realised that of all things, Enjou and Wakaba-chan would be together. Worse yet, the 2nd-in-command of Tsuruhana’s group was in that same class. This was bad… I decided to stay away.

“Reika-sama! We’re in the same class!” said Ru’ne-chan as she ran to me with a smile.

We were overjoyed to be with each other. Some of the other girls came over and we chatted about the class allocations. I had great friends with me and no troublemakers. This was going to be a peaceful year.

*

Class Rep ended up as class rep again like natural. Since Nonose-san was in our class I had hoped that I would get out of it, but both my home room teacher and Class Rep had insisted on me. As for Nonose-san herself…

“I think you’re the best suited, Reika-sama.”

And that’s how I ended up as the Vice Class Representative again. Honestly I had already half given in by now. It could be worse, I suppose. I had Class Rep as my partner, and there weren’t any real troublemakers.

“Let’s have another good year together, Kisshouin-san,” smiled Class Rep. Oh yes, I hope so too.

Then, secretly, “And I’d like some advice with romance,” he said. Advice on romance… Thinking about it, he had quite a long history with unrequited love as well, didn’t he. Alright, leave it to me. I was going to make him a fine villager! First I’d have him read that anthology, maybe.

“Kisshouin-kun.”

Huh? Kisshouin-kun?
Who was it? Who was it that added -kun to my name? ──It was ‘Dite.

“Kisshouin-kun, may I ask you a question?”

‘Dite-kun, or Afrodite, was sporting his namesake as always. Maybe it was the hair but wow, did his face look big up close. And apparently people who were individualistic in their appearances also did the same with their speech. We were in the same class this year. I had ignored him though since I judged him harmless.

“Will the class be performing at this year’s class trip?”

“Performing? I cannot say. I have not heard anything of the like.”

“…I see. But when you require the services of my violin, you need only but speak. No need for hesitation. Even if the other students cannot reach my level of violin skills, I have no qualms with performing by myself. This is my opinion. What say you, Kisshouin-kun!”

Eh, huh…? In other words, Afrodite wanted to perform in front of us so badly that he came and asked about the excursion?

“…Well, I suppose I can not see the harm in it?”

Not that I even knew if there was going to be class performances in our itinerary last year.

“I thought as much! Truly, you were as reasonable a woman as I had judged! Kisshouin-kun, I anticipate a good year with you!”

“…Let us get along.”

Satisfied, ‘Dite-kun nodded and headed back to his seat, the Afro swaying in the air as he left.

“He was kind of incredible…” muttered Class Rep. ‘Dite-kun just completely ignored you. Is that okay?

“There are a lot of eccentric artists…” he continued, “Last year he wouldn’t stop playing the violin on the bus, so nobody got any sleep.”

Speaking of which, I remember hearing that from a girl in his class.

I retract my statement. We had the one troublemaker.

*

After school I headed to the Pivoine salon. Today’s sweets were apple pies. I loved these.
The pie crust was crunchy, but the apple inside was soft and delicious.
It was so delicious, in fact, that I finished the whole thing in no time. I was still craving it…

While I fought an internal war against my appetite, somebody told me that somebody had come to visit me.
It turns out it was Mao-chan from the primary school.
It was unusual for her to come all the way here from the Petit Pivoine. Everyone here was older than her, which seemed to make her a little nervous.

“Is something the matter, Mao-chan? Come and sit down.”

“Yes.”

I led Mao-chan over to the sofa I had been sitting on.

“What will you be having? Ah! Today’s food is apple pie. You must try some.”

“Eh, but…”

I guess it was nerve wracking to be the only one eating. Geez.

“I shall have some as well. This way there should be no problems, correct?”

“Yes! Thank you very much, Reika-oneesama.”

“You are very welcome.”

The staff brought down apple pies in front of us so the two of us ate happily.

“It overjoys me that you come to visit, Mao-chan. Was there something you needed me for?”

“Ah, yes! Umm, I was having a birthday party on this day. I was hoping that you might want to come… If you can’t, then I understand.”

“A birthday party?”

“Yes. Haruto-niisama said he would be going as well, and I was hoping you would as well.”

“I see…”

A birthday party, huh…

I hadn’t actually checked my schedule yet, but Mao-chan of all people was inviting me. I could at least show up for a little.

“I understand. I shall check my plans and let you know.”

Mao-chan smiled happily. So cuute.

A present for a young girl… What should I get? I want to choose something that would build on my image as a wonderful oneesama.

*

The two of us continued to chat harmoniously as we ate our delicious apple pies.


“Kept you waiting, huh?”
~ Punished Sneika, 3:46AM

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83 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 111”

  1. That unnatural mention about her brother attending as well – no way in hell that that one is a coincidence. Either the author has something planned, giving our Reika a new ship, or we got ourself a false flag, with “that character” trying to wrap her around his finger for some reason.
    Simply said, i’m even more on the fence about that Ichinokura guy, especially as he seems to have sent his little sister in a honey-trap alike maneuvre, or at least guided her.

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    1. What other motive does he have except for marrying the only daughter of the Kisshouin family? She’s from one of the most prestigious families after all. I think he’s the one who sent Mao-chan to invite Reika too.

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    2. I fully agree. For some reason, guys of that type tend to be sneaky schemers with manipulating tendencies.
      And he seems to be using his innocent niece as the pretense to get closer to Reika..

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      1. Children are quite conscious about other kids / teens being a few years ahead of them, them being “more grown-up”. It might be that Mao-chan herself was trying to goad her towards coming, by alluding that someone of her age-braket was among the guests. If it were not for his previous “charming comments”, her comment might have slipped by easily, but with them, well~
        Let’s wait out the party proper, before jumping to conclusions on what the author is trying to achieve – but yeah, it seems quite scheming. We’ll see, we’ll see. We can always grab our pitchforks afterwards (though, really, we might as well put them within our reach).

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      2. Yeah what real guy would say “you look like you’re about to snap” and “dainty” in the same introductory conversation… other than me of course… especially since I have zero ulterior motive.

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  2. Thanks for the Rei-chan, Sheep-chan. And now our Rei-chan has another “Suteki” feature that will make her even harder to approach by the boys in her class. How utterly amusing. I wonder if some poor soul would ever work up the courage to approach her and discover that the one the thought of as “a flower on a high peak,” was a Choroine all along!

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  3. Woah…an update and the third one? Wooohoot. 😆
    Reika: I guess it was nerve wracking to be the only one eating. Geez.

    Me: *nodshead* yep, let’s leave it at that. It can’t be helped and definitely not because Reika-sama wants another apple pie. U_U

    And lol, the anthology of poems, bestowed upon by the great Bakaburagi will now be use as the Bible of the Forever Alone Village 😂 And I srsly wonder why I suddenly thought that Mao-Chan wants to play Cupid with the overly kind Haruto-niisama and her Reika-oneesama.

    Well another worrying thing is Wakaba, the clueless girl and Enjou with one of the Tsuruhana minions…that’s definitely gonna be trouble~Oooh I can’t wait 🤣

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  4. — I had great friends with me and no troublemakers. This was going to be a peaceful year.

    I just pressed [X] to doubt

    I mean look at that, it’s not even started yet I already sceptical about that seemingly ‘nice guy’.

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  5. The Court of the Reika King commences.
    With Afrodite, the court musician.
    Class Rep, the chamberlain.
    And all the ladies in waiting.
    The only thing is missing her faithful judo bodyguard and her secret police.

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  6. Oh so she gets to see that possibly gay/lollicon uncle of Mao chans.. aww so cute, prepare yourself Reika sama! and that Afrodite better call you by your proper status or Ill shave his head!

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  7. Brother Sanchez: “Brother Tom?”
    Brother Tom: “Yes, Brother Sanchez?”
    Brother Sanchez: “I was wondering about Brother Kaburagi. What motivated some Japanese dude to join our monastery?”
    Brother Tom: “Well you see, he was rejected by his childhood love and decided he needed to seek God in order to sever his worldly attachments.”
    Brother Sanchez: “That’s kind of pathetic . . .”
    Brother Tom: “I know right?”
    Brother Sanchez: “Well at least he’s really good in the yearly cavalry battles.”
    Brother Tom: “Glad he’s on our team. Motherfucker is crazy in the head.”
    Brother Sanchez: “Preach it, brother.”

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  8. Thanks. The anthology in question had already been plastered with an anti-evil seal, wrapped in a cloth, and then sealed away in the same storage room as the dolls. Fight fire with fire and all that. Got me even more than the Reika Rankings.

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  9. Oh dear, I think Reika may be getting carried away with the compliments haha

    I guess the anit-evil spell worked, kinda; great job, Reika! At least she was able to get a second piece of pie XDD

    Afrodite-hah! Another quirky one for Reika, huh. Good luck with that one XDD

    Thanks so much for your translations! This series is just so much fun XD

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  10. You know, it’s been mentioned several times that Reika is the leader of the largest female faction in Suiran, but I always wonder *how* big. Here’s one of her friends, but she’s never even been mentioned by name before…that was the case with Fuyuko too…just how many girls follow Reika around every day???

    Somehow, the “Boss Lady” image is becoming very vivid.

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    1. I’m fairly sure that Ru’ne was mentioned by name once before but nothing is ever mentioned about her personality or relationship to Reika or anything.

      This makes me sad, because I wish the novel would at least spend a chapter or two exploring how her faction is like. We sort of gets hints, but Reika isn’t telling us about them directly. We know they basically worship her and they try to keep her and themselves at a respectful distance. They’re attack dogs, although Reika never asked them to do that.

      But if it’s just about how big her faction is? Well Chapter 12 covers that:
      ===
      “Although it’s still a bit vague, each time we go up a year, the caste divisions become clearer and clearer.
      The ones at the top are, naturally, the members of the Pivoine. There are only about 10 of them in each grade, so this never changes.
      As for the rest, the very fact that they entered Suiran during the primary section means that they’re all members of the upper class to a degree, so the division into middle and bottom castes is more about the person themselves rather than how powerful their families are.
      The upper-middle caste are the followers of the upper caste, and behave conspicuously.
      The lower caste kids are all meek children who pass the time quietly.

      And as for me, I’m the top member of the top faction amongst the girls.”
      ===
      Basically, Reika is the highest status Pivoine member, so even the other girls in the Pivoine defer to her, with only possibly some upperclassman and the Pivoine President technically being higher ranked.

      So in a sense, *ALL* of the most politically-involved and haughty girls in her year are her faction. Although in practice, her most immediate circle is probably just Pivoine members of her year and some non-Pivoine hanger ons like Kikuno and Serika.

      Bystanders often comment that you don’t want to make an enemy of Reika simply because this faction will rip you a new one.

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      1. Here’s another scary implication that I just thought of:
        Reika is only growing more powerful as she moves up in years. As long as Kisshouin is higher ranked than other families, she’s also technically the boss of every underclassman Pivoine member both by lineage and by dint of seniority, including the incoming Petite Pivoine members, who in turn have followers of their own.

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          1. hmmmmm I kind of wish I had a synopsis (who they are, when they 1st came into the story) of all the main and side characters that I could reference. I love every character but some are hard to keep up with.
            Also my I ask one other question? Who is the girl crushing on Reika with sparking eyes?

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            1. Maybe I should write this, because holy shit, I didn’t even notice that Katsuragi was actually introduced as one of the boys that Kaburagi beat in a cavalry battle. It adds a whole lot of context to his character when you understand that he took this loss pretty hard.

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  11. — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.

    Reika-sama will always have something interesting happening to her life, so I doubt that her wish will come true… hmm…
    I really like seeing Reika-sama as an onee-sama, makes a great image~!!

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  12. Thnx for your hard work.

    And does exist some gallery of mao? Im really curious about how she looks like.

    And i really want to see more of dite kun, he seems really funny, like when wakaba hurt his hand and he was almost crying lol.

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  13. some random external calling her with “-kun” ? “Truly, you were as reasonable a woman as I had judged! Kisshouin-kun,” That sort of talk would hardly be allowed even for high school Kaburagi, that guy is totally acting like he’s superior to her
    He’s way too cheeky, where are Serika and Kikuno when we need them ?

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  14. thank you so much for all your hard work
    Reika is the only story i follow wich is not supernatural or historical
    every dosis is a happy dosis

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  15. I’m already running out of Reikanium… with my non-existent Japanese know-how, I won’t be able to comprehend the raws even with the help of Google Translate… I may really have to re-read this from the beginning to stock up on my Reikanium supply… m (T_T)m

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