Chapter 29: Wedding Night

(T/N: HELLO, IT’S 3AM! So where have I, BlackMaskedPhantom, been? Well, just like you all, I read webnovels, and I was recommended this beautifully funny one. Ended up binge reading it. Whoops. Then I got distracted and totally forgot about updating.

Haha… Well, I hope you guys enjoy this chapter that I worked so freaking hard on. This chapter gave me brain aneurysms. I was seriously struggling and super close to crying! Me, a grown man, crying because I don’t understand. What a beautiful sight…

Edit: 10:16pm. I want to thank all the people who helped me with this chapter! (They are in the comments down below!). 

RAWS: http://novel18.syosetu.com/n8981cr/29/


*POV: Shane*

There was little happening beside for people giving warm blessings, but the wedding ended safely.

Since the wedding ceremony had come to an end, the most concerning thing for me was the “wedding night” (bridal night).

I was a bit opposed to being held by a man; in addition, I still didn’t know much about Leonhart-sama yet. He also had concubines, so I didn’t want to hold a man like him at all.

Nonetheless, if I were to make up some random facts or the like, I believed that even if some unknown circumstances were to happen, I should be able to come up with countermeasures.

That night, I had make-up put on me again, and was made to put on a sheer (see-through) negligee. The maid-san, who was in charge of my make-up, saw my appearance and left the room satisfied.

Elias showed a complicated expression and handed me a bottle. There was a slightly sticky, pink liquid inside.

“You may be nervous, but His Majesty is a gentlemen, so please be relieved. Since this liquid has an aphrodisiac effect, please use it if necessary. I think it will relieve the pain a little.”

“Oh, thank you.” I said as I received it, but I had no intention of using it.

Elias probably gave it to me out of kindness, but I was still a little embarrassed.

He, then, left the room, leaving me alone.

There was still some time until Leonhart-sama was scheduled to come. So I went into action.

First, I removed the makeup that was just applied. I, then, tied my hair together and put on some male clothing I brought from Orania.

I waited for Leonhart-sama while wearing clothes that were similar to what I wore while working in the garden.

What would Leonhart-sama say if he saw this appearance? The more I thought about it, the more nervous I got.

And then, the door was finally knocked on.

“There you are.”

The door was opened at the sound of my voice; Leonhart-sama, who was lightly dressed, entered the room.

He then looked at my figure, and said, “When you look like that, you really are a man.”

The answer was too honest and too quick that my nervousness disappeared.

“Yes, I am a man. I wanted Your Majesty to see this appearance at least once, and I dare to do this now. Does it ruin the mood?”

I dared to use “ore” to refer to myself. (Ore, informal, the most manly way of saying “I”)

“No, I just couldn’t believe your appearance until now. You also don’t need to worry about formal speech when it’s just the two of us. So, don’t call me ‘Your Majesty’. We are a married couple now.”

Even though he was expressionless, it surprised me that his words were gentle.

“Thank you. Then, is it alright if I call you Leonhart-sama?”

“…Leo is fine.”

“Okay, Leo-sama. If you don’t mind, would you like to have some tea over there?”

Even though it was just a nickname, I was surprised by how intimate it feels.

I offered some black tea to Leo-sama.

Arranged on the table, there was the item I asked Elias to prepare.

“Shane, what is this?”

“This is a game I learned from my mother. We have time to kill tonight, so I had this prepared.”

This was my secret plan to get through the first night.

“Is that so?  I have never seen this before. How do you play it?”  

I was relieved that Leo-sama showed an interest (in the game).

I immediately explained the rules. “This board has 64 squares drawn on it. There are also 64 black and white stones each. Black goes first, and white goes second. You are able to move down, left, right, up, and slanted. You are also able to change the color of your opponent’s stone by blocking the path [to sandwich or to pinch] at both ends.” 

The game I prepared was “Othello”.  Even though Shogi and Go were good, Othello’s rules are easy to understand and I was confident in this game.

After I briefly explained the rules, I decided to start the game immediately.

Leo-sama had decent strength for a beginner, but he wasn’t my opponent. The result was black all over the board; it was my complete victory.

“What is this game? At first, my white was overwhelming, but just like that, it became black all over.” Leo-sama was muttering while looking at the results.

It seems he liked Othello. (Here’s a bit about Othello)

“Leo-sama, you were very strong for your first time playing. However, to give you some advice, if you leave too few spaces to place your pieces then you’ll be at a disadvantage.”

If he had too much strength, these kinds of games would get boring quickly. It’s okay to give advice, but not to the extent of overdoing it.

“I see, well Shane, let’s play again.”

Yes, I answered, and put the stones back on to the plate.

After that, the matches continued until morning.

“Please come again when you think of a good strategy.” I told Leo-sama as I saw him off.

Afterwards, while I was enduring my drowsiness, Elias and the maid came back into the room, and for some reason, they were aiming pleased smiles at me.

Everyone was probably thinking it happened, but it was nothing like what they were thinking. 

And that night, when I was about to go to bed, the door to the room was knocked on again.

I replied in confusion, and Leo-sama came inside.

“Shane, I thought of a good method (strategy), so let’s play Othello.”

He was called the “Aloof King”, but to think he could be so childish.

But, I couldn’t let that kind of thought show in my attitude.

“I understand. Could you arrange the stones while I prepare some tea?” I calmed myself down at last, and spoke to him.

From that night on, Leo-sama went to my room for Othello. His skill improved since then, and there were 1 out of 10 times where I became scared.

Thus, thanks to the “Othello Meetings”, a rumor that “The Emperor is obsessed with the Empress” had spread.


(T/N: Just want to thank the many beautiful people for helping me with this chapter! If I still have any grammar, spelling, or any mistakes in general, just say the word and I will fix it! Thanks for reading and sorry for the delay (because of my struggles and distraction). 

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56 comments

  1. mossu-kun (@mossu_kun) · July 25, 2017

    thank you for the chapter! Leo-sama has an unexpectedly cute side. >///<)~ so adorable~

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading! and lol he does have one. He gets cuter and cuter as the chapters go on XD

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  2. susom9117 · July 25, 2017

    Oh I was waiting for a juicy night😫..Thank you for the chapter 😆😍

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  3. Staygold_IvesAnn · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for the update! I like this story. The characters are cute. Thanks for all your hard work!✌️✨🤗

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  4. Anna · July 25, 2017

    Ehh but i think it was wonderfully done!! Thank you for the chapter ^^

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

      You’re welcome, and aww thanks. But its still so iffy. I need to fix up a lot of stuff.

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  5. Karu · July 25, 2017

    「庭園で働いていた時に近い恰好をしてレオンハルト様を待った。」
    This part is more like, the MC returned to his appearance similar to the time when he worked in the garden while waiting to Leonhart.

    That’s what I think. Feel free to correct. XD

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    • Karu · July 25, 2017

      「あえて一人称を俺にした。」- The point: he deliberately used 「俺」to refer to himself. Note that he used 「私」before when he talked to Leonhart.

      The problem is how to paraphrase it. XD “He deliberately changed the way he refers to himself.”? XD

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      • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

        Haha I honestly don’t know. I will come back to look at it! Thanks for the advice.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 26, 2017

      Ahh I see! I will look into it! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  6. joellyanne · July 25, 2017

    Thank you for Othello his chastity has been protected. Thanks.

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  7. Jessy9514 · July 25, 2017

    Omg you picked it up! 😀 Oh my god, YES!! Ohh Lord how I love you right now! 😍 I’ve been waiting forever! (Not really but it felt like it) I am mentally crying tears of joy! 😂 Thank you! 😙🙇🙏❤

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

      Aww no problem! 😂 wipe those tears because I will be translating this to the end! (Hopefully)

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  8. Asato · July 25, 2017

    lol and they play all nigh long so obviously end up really tired~
    I can really picture the servants seeing Leo walking with red eyes and all tired form the room

    As always Thanks for you great work translating this!

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

      I know right! And seeing Shane yawn and stretch because they been sitting for so long, but mistaken it as him having back/butt pain due to some intense sex. XD too great.
      And no problem! Thanks for reading. 😁

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  9. RukaMatsu · July 25, 2017

    You’re right, the wedding night is fun~ LoL
    But translating this wasn’t fun huh, ganbatte blackmaskedphantom-san *hugs*

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 25, 2017

      Lolol yes it was fun for them but not for me 😭 and thanks thanks, imma need all the luck! *hugs back*

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  10. Nome · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for update!
    Sorry, it’s gonna be a bit long
    *それでも、既成事実をつくっておかなければならないとか、俺の知らない事情があるかもしれないと思うと、出来る対策はしておかなければならないと考えていた。, i think your translation for this part isn’t wrong, but maybe he’s talking about the flower country, there should be something he can do for that country if he can gather information, that’s why even though he does not want to be held by a man, he would somehow move to at least gather information, at least, this was what i caught. If i’m not mistaken, he was determined to do something for that country before he left for this country.

    庭園で働いていた時に近い恰好をしてレオンハルト様を待った。, it’s not the one he wore when he worked in the garden, but something similar to that, so from the sentence he did not bring ‘that’ clothes along with him, he wore this kind of clothes with intention to turn him ‘off’

    あえて一人称を俺にした。, sorry i haven’t read the raw of the previous chapter, so i’m not sure. But from this sentence it seems he used to call himself ‘boku’ or ‘watashi’, which is ‘I’ but usually used by polite people, while ‘ore’ would sound a bit more arrogant, here he implied, he’s steeling himself to look even a bit more manly and tough, to not be belittled, therefore he toughened himself to call himself with ‘ore’. A bit hard to translate in english though

    みなさんが思っているような事は何もありませんでしたよ、とは言えない。, your translation isn’t wrong, i you want the direct translation, it would be ‘what you all were thinking didn’t happen at all, you know?.. is something i cannot say’

    ~**しかし、そのような気持ちは態度に出してはいけない。, he was referring to the king, no matter how aloof he is, shouldn’t be showing his aloof character in his attitude/ free translation : no matter how aloof he is, as a king he shouldn’t be showing such an attitude

    I don’t see any problem with other sentences.

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  11. Ian · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter💜💜

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  12. heshekell · July 25, 2017

    Thus, thanks to the “Othello Meetings”, a rumor that “The Emperor is obsessed with the Empress” had spread.

    Haha, I loved this ending so much.

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  13. SkyWolf · July 25, 2017

    This is going to be a long comment, but I want to try and help you (if I can). I have no idea what the stuff in the footnotes say so I am going to use what you translated and try to explain it.

    1. I waited for Leonhart-sama; incidentally, these are from when I worked in the garden. (WHAT THE FUCK)
    When he is talking about “these” I am almost positive he is referring to men’s close he is wearing.

    2. “Yes, I am a man. I wanted Your Majesty to see this appearance at least once, and I dare to do this now. Does it ruin the mood?” I dared to do this in the first place. (WHAT?)
    Regarding the first dare; I think he is saying, to the emperor, that he acnoleges that what he did (putting on male clothes on) is rude to the emperor. Also he asks if he is upset.
    Regarding the second dare; I think he meant that even though he said/acnolege that what he did was rude, he was still going to do it (put on mail clothing).

    3.I immediately explained the rules. “This board has 64 squares drawn on it. There are also 64 black and white stones each. Black goes first, and white goes second. You are able to move down, left, right, up, and slanted. You are also able to change the color of your opponent’s stone by blocking the path [to sandwich or to pinch] at both ends.”
    I don’t think there is any thing wrong with this translation and I think you did a great job. I think these really are the rules, since it is similar to GO.

    4.“Leo-sama, you were very strong for your first time playing. However, for advice in this case would be that if you leave too few spaces, it would become a disadvantage.” ***
    In the game the hole point is to surround the other players stones and make them your colour. This becomes easyer to do when your opponent’s stones area all together and traped. This is most likely what the emperor did, resulting in his los.

    5.Everyone was probably thinking it happened, but it was nothing like what they were thinking. (CONFUSION)
    Everyone thinks that he and the emperor did the deed, but what they did was play Othello the hole night.

    6.He was called the “Aloof King”, but to think he could be so childish. But, do not show this kind of behavior. (Attitude?….to others? WAIT WHAT?)~** “I understand. Could you arrange the stones while I prepare some tea?” I calmed myself down at last, and spoke to him.
    I think he was trying to say that the emperor was acting childish with a cold face on. This made Shane uncomfortable/surprised. Imagine a grown man, that is known for being cold an aloof, that has a cold expression On, suddenly acts childish towards you. Won’t you be surprised.

    Any way these are just my opinion, regarding the sentences you seemed confused about, on what they say. Sorry that this was so long and if there are grammar and spelling mistake and hopes this helped. Also thank you so much for translating this. Wish you the best on your journey ^_^.
    Also realised someone else, who is more informed, commented on this subject so I would trust them more. I am still posting this though for the Othello explanation. I am on my phone doing this so I am to lazy to edit this.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 26, 2017

      Aw thank you so much! I will take your grammar and spelling help any day 🙂 thanks for reading!

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  14. Ninish · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter! ヽ(´▽`)/
    それでも、既成事実をつくっておかなければならないとか、俺の知らない事情があるかもしれないと思うと、出来る対策はしておかなければならないと考えていた。Nonetheless, if I were to make up some random facts or the like, I believed that even if some unknown circumstances were to happen I should be able to come up with countermeasures.

    その夜、俺は再び化粧を施され、スケスケのネグリジェを着せられていた。that night, make up was once again applied to my face (face is implied, it does make sense in jp with ‘face’), and I was made to put on a see-through negligée. (The ‘saseru’ termination for verbs usually means that something was done to you-to the speaker or to the object of the verb)

    庭園で働いていた時に近い恰好をしてレオンハルト様を待った。(chikai – close, here means ‘similar’). I waited for Leonhart-sama while donning on an outfit that was similar to what I wore when I worked in the gardens.

    あえて一人称を俺にした。(this, I’m not 100% sure, but I think it goes like this:) daringly, I chose to use ‘ore’ to refer to myself in first person. (It could also be: I daringly chose to speak in a manly manner, if you’re lazy to explain what ore is xD). The 一人称 seems to mean ‘first person’ in the linguistic sense.

    ただ、アドバイスするとしたら、自分が置くところが少なくなると不利になる場合がありますよ」…if you leave too few spaces to place your pieces then you’ll be at a disvantange.

    その後、眠気を堪えながらメイドさんやエリアスを部屋に迎えると、何やら微笑ましい笑みを向けられてしまった。after that, while I was enduring my drowsiness Elias and the maid came back into the room, and for some reason they we’re aiming pleased smiles at me.

    しかし、そのような気持ちは態度に出してはいけない。but I can’t let that kind of thought / feelings show in my attitude.

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  15. Stephanie · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter. Hmmm the old Othello strategy I see.

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  16. C.T. World of Words · July 25, 2017

    *Still, I had to make prepared facts among other things, when I thought there might be circumstances unknown to me, I was thinking up countermeasures I must take. (I hate that Japanese tends to mix its tenses within a single sentence. It make translating to English so much harder! -___-“)

    **That night, I had make-up put on me again, and was made to put on a sheer negligee.

    I waited for Leonhart-sama looking akin to the time when I was working in the garden.

    I dared to use “ore (informal, the most manly way of saying “I”)” to refer to myself. (not directly translated, but this way, it retains the original Japanese meaning)

    ***However, if I were to give you advice, if the number of spaces you leave your pieces on shrinks, it will become a disadvantageous situation for you, you know.

    ~* After that, while we were resisting sleepiness, attendants including Maid-san and Erisu entered the room to greet us, and for some reason they turned pleasant smiles on us.

    “Nothing like what everyone is thinking happened, you know,” is what I couldn’t say.

    ~** However, I couldn’t let a feeling like that show in my bearing.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 26, 2017

      Ohhh thank you sooo much! I will fix this all in a bit! Thanks for the help 🙂

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      • C.T. World of Words · July 28, 2017

        ^__^ no problem. glad to help. and thank you for the translations you’re doing! (also, did you notice that the RAWs have a “18+” version and a “High School & below” version? haha)

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      • blackmaskedphantom · July 31, 2017

        Aw thanks! And yeah I noticed that! But I’m a perverted fudanshi (and over 18), so I picked the 18+ one! XD

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  17. phyrigia · July 25, 2017

    thank you so much!
    well at least the prince is not the ecchi-head type.

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  18. kathysse · July 25, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter 😊❤️

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  19. thewickling · July 25, 2017

    Othello is also known as Reversi. I think in Japan it is more popularly known as Othello. I’m not sure where Reversi is the more common name.

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  20. Tasear · July 26, 2017

    This was cute.

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  21. DMag · July 27, 2017

    Pffft it’s hilarious
    Thank you for all your hardworks! I wish for all the fortune to fall into you 😊

    Ps. If you dont mind, please update faster. Im dying here 😁

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    • blackmaskedphantom · July 31, 2017

      Aw no problem and thanks for reading! Sorry I was super busy this weekend. Will have a chapter out tomorrow 🙂

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  22. tika · July 29, 2017

    I like it, it’s tender and unique, it’s the first time I read it 🙂 It fascinates me, I hope more … thanks … 🙂 🙂 Thank you …

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  23. grassbloop · July 31, 2017

    Awwww he’s so adorable. Thank you for the translations!

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  24. kururii · August 5, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter!
    I was wondering, what’s the title of the webnovel you ere binge reading?

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  25. Otwenty · December 6, 2017

    So the maidscame back in in the morning, then did he change back to female clothing after the game? Or did they see him for n male clothes?

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 16, 2017

      LOL that’s a good question. I would assume that he probably changed back into female clothing, but I don’t really know Japanese so I can only assume XD…

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  26. daoistcitizen · May 2, 2018

    very nice.. the relationship isnt rushed. good ML

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