Chapter 30: A Female Pig?!

(T/N: Sorry I took so long! For 4 days, I was at an anime convention. It was super tiring so I slept a lot after the convention. I feel like the chapters are getting worse and worse as I continue to translate. RIP my life.

Also, shoutout to everyoneee who helped me in the previous chapter! I am super thankful and hope you all can help me again in the chapters to come!

Well, anyways, I hope you all enjoy this chapter! I personally liked this one a lot.

Edit: KIRIKO! I am sooo sorry T_T I don’t know how to unspam a comment. I tried for about an hour, but nothing worked. Thanks for the help this chapter too, and sorry again Dx 


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*POV: Shane* 

A month had pass since I came to Caspar. I got a message that Urie would be coming to deliver the magic potion soon.

Leo-sama and I hit it off so well, that I felt that our married life started much more smoothly than it could have been.

However, I had forgotten.

It is said that a woman’s jealousy was terrible.

I realized I was in the midst of that jealousy when a large amount of insect carcasses came out of the delivered parcel.

Elias, who was at my side, was unable to hide his anger when he looked inside the box and saw the contents of it. “To show such a rude attitude like this to the Empress, it would be impossible to complain if they were punished.”

“Since I have lived a life surrounded by insects because I lived near the garden, even if they send things like this, it doesn’t affect me at all.”

The inside of the box was filled with insects I was familiar with, but rather than being surprised by the contents, I was surprised by the reason behind the box.

“Even though the sender’s name is not written, it was probably sent from one of the noble concubines. Do you want to report this to the guard in charge of the inner palace?”

“No, that’s not necessary.”

This degree of harassment was adorable.

Though, it would be better not to make things worse.

* * * * *

The next day, I received an invitation to a tea party from one of the Noble Concubines, Princess Ada. Elias warned me to be careful about the sudden invitation, but I was excited to see what kind of harassment was waiting.

Princess Ada, the oldest Concubine, was 24 years old, and Princess Erma and Princess Delia were 22 years old. (I used the names from the previous translator.)

I could only recognize their harassment as being on the level of a younger sister’s selfishness.

Perhaps they’ll throw tea on me while saying “You sow!”. (Sow = Female Pig)

“Elias, do I have a white dress?”

If they were going to do that, then I should wear a colour in which the tea stains would be more prominent. Such idle thoughts were all I could think of.

“Shane-sama, please do not enjoy this kind of thing.”

After Elias’s calm tsukkomi, it was decided that the dress would be bright green.

* * * * *

When Elias and I arrived at the garden where the tea party was held, the three Noble Concubines were already there.

“I am late. I am sorry to have kept you all waiting.”

“No, since the Empress Consort is busy, it is I who should apologize for inviting you here so suddenly. My name is Ada.” She gave off the impression of a strong-willed princess.

For a beautiful person to wear such thick (bright) make-up, it made me a bit disappointed.

The other two concubines also introduced themselves.

“Thank you for the invitation. My name is Shane, and I am from Orania. Since you took the time to send me an invitation to this tea party, I brought some sweets. Please, I hope everyone will enjoy eating them.”

I had Elias arrange the sweets on to the table. I hurriedly bought these sweets from a popular store in town after I got the invitation.

“Thank you. This is my first time eating commoner’s sweets. Also, Shane-sama, please have a seat.”

The sarcasm that slowly began to seep into the conversation made me feel like laughing

Each Noble Concubine was a princess from countries larger than Orania. Also, since I had a better position in Caspar, these girls probably couldn’t stomach that fact.

The conversation continued for a while, and then, Princess Erma presented a small bouquet of flowers.

“To celebrate your welcome, I prepared this small bouquet of flowers on behalf of the three of us. I picked a flower that resembles Shane-sama.”

That said, the flowers were cute as they were tiny white flowers. However, these grew on the roadside. Since this was the case, this was obviously an insult to me, the Empress.

I stopped Elias, who appeared as if he had endured enough, and replied with a smile that only reached the corner of my eyes.

“Thank you. In the language of flowers, this flower means “beautiful heart”. It is unexpected that you thought of me as such. I will carefully decorate my room with this.”

The concubines were surprised by my reply, “Yes, let’s get along well.”

I planned to skillfully get through this. However, as I am, I will impress them so there would be no further harassment. Even though I was enjoying it, it would be bothersome if I had to deal with it everyday.

“Erma-sama, since I received flowers from you, please allow me to give a gift in return. For Erma-sama, this flower suits you best.”

A yellow flower appeared when I opened my hand. Surprised voices came from everyone around me.

It was a magic trick. I remembered seeing it on TV when I was living in Japan. But it seemed like real magic to the people of this country. In other words, this was the only magic I could do.

I wanted to implicitly show them that I’d get them back with an amazing magic if they kept on harassing me, but I wonder if it went alright.

“In the language of flowers, this flower means “Purity”. (Could also mean unselfish or honesty). I think it is perfect for you since you are also beautiful as well.” ‘Please’, I presented (the flower), and she got a little red when receiving it.

*****

The harassment event I was thinking of didn’t occur, and the tea party ended peacefully. From that day on, the harassment ceased, but Erma-sama came to my room often to play instead. She was pretty and looked like a little girl, so I didn’t really feel bad about it.

Thus, my life as an Empress passed by peacefully.


T/N: Thanks for the help everyone! and Sorry to Kiriko that I accidentally spammed your comment! I didn’t mean to DX. 

Again, sorry for the late update. I am trying my best to update more, but I get super lazy and I sleep way too much xD Also, if you see any mistakes, errors, grammar in particular that you don’t like, just comment below! I really need to find an editor…

Also, please help me with some sentences if you can. Thanks again for reading! Have a good night everyone!

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43 comments

  1. Stephanie · August 1, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter, i think it is mostly well done but it should be insect not incest

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  2. Asato · August 1, 2017

    LOL he conquered her hear so easy xD
    Sadly I don’t know anything of Japanese more than some random words so i can’t help but if some day you need help with french or spanish I may be of some help 😛

    oh! and thanks for you hard work translating this and I hope you had fun in the convention!! nwn

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      Aww it okay! I will call out to you if I do need that help XD and thanks for reading! I did have fun 🙂

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  3. Kat · August 1, 2017

    Thanks for all your hard work and a new chapter.~

    As for helping with the footnotes, sorry if I take too many liberties:
    * – My suggestion: Leo-sama and I hit it off so well, that I felt that our married life started much more smoothly than it could have been.

    Everything else seemed fine to me.

    Once again, thanks for all the hard work and I look forward to the next chapter.

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  4. susom9117 · August 1, 2017

    Thank you for the chapter 😆😍

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  5. mossu-kun (@mossu_kun) · August 1, 2017

    Shane, you’re so cool… destroying and building flags so easily like you’re just munching candies. ||^ w^) Anyway thanks for the chapter!

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  6. joellyanne · August 1, 2017

    That was a very skillful used of some knowledge he garnered in his past life. It is nice to read how he somehow manages to gain a friend rather than going through more hardships cause by the rest of the ladies in the King’s harem. Thanks for the update.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      That’s very true. Chinese web/light novels make it soo much worse XD and no problem! thanks for reading.

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  7. RukaMatsu · August 1, 2017

    Thank you for the update,,
    LoL, Shane.. 3 princess heart, get?
    He unknowingly captured those three, I wonder what Leon would think of that..

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      No problem! thanks for reading. and what happens if he never finds out? XD

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      • RukaMatsu · August 1, 2017

        That’s alright I guess, no one would bully him anymore..
        I jut thought it would be funny if Leon shocked that his wife is more popular among his concubine than he is. LoL and he find that out after he falls hopelessly in love with Shane, then get pointless jealous.. 😝

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      • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

        Haha that wouls be cute. XD

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  8. SkyWolf · August 1, 2017

    1. Even though Leo-sama had built a good relationship with me, I thought that my newly-married life started better than I thought.*
    I think he means that his married life was easyer then expected, regarding the concubines. This is what I inferred after reading the chapter

    2. If I think about it, my selfish younger sisters were giving me recognition.**
    It’s them recognizing him as an opponent, or, recollections/nostalgia do to how there are acting. With the nostalgia it is most likely that he read/watched/knows about the family feuds that happened in the past.

    3. If I made tea, I wonder if they would say, “This pig (sow)!”. (WTF?)Might as well pick something that would make the tea stains shine more, I couldn’t help but think such things.***
    I am almost positive that this a reference to Chinese novels, there is uasually a scene where, the protagonist makes tea to get along with the concubines; how ever they take it as an offence and throw the tea at her/him. This is usually followed by a slang, swear, name coling or curs. That was why “This pig!” Was mentioned.
    The white dress is a joke, apart of the scene he is about, To make the tea stains, if the tea was thrown, stand out more. This results in a sorrier picture/moment, for the protagonist, that would draw piety from others, and Shane finds it funny. (dang, this was a long explanation.)

    4.“Thank you. This is my first time eating commoner’s sweets. Also, Shane-sama, please have a seat.”
    I nearly laughed at the conversation that felt like I was soaking in their sarcasm. *>
    In the old, Chinese dynasty, days people would not insult you strait, but instead they would us a round about way so it does not seem like they just insulted you. An example would be: ” Even the most finest flower is lacking in your presences”. This sentences seem alright; however, it changes depending on who you said it to. If you say it to a girl then it is fine, but it’s not ok when you say it to a guy. In the old days men were considered strong and sturdy like a rock. Females were considered soft and jentil like a flower. So why would you say the example line to a guy unless you are actually insulting them. So when one of them said: “Thank you. This is my first time eating commoner’s sweets. Also, Shane-sama, please have a seat”. They were insulting Shane as being poor and a commoner resulting in Shane finding it amusing.

    5.“To celebrate your welcome, I prepared this small bouquet of flowers on behalf of the three of us. I picked a flower that resembles Shane-sama.”
    That said, the flowers were cute as there were tiny white flowers. However, these grew on the roadside. Since this was the case, this was obviously an insult to me, the Empress.
    I looked at Elias to prevent him from raising a hand, and then I smiled.**>
    This was also an insult (saying that Shane is something that can be picked up at the side of the road) and Elias got mad do to the disrspect they were showing Shane. Shane outer his hand up to stop Elias from saying something or doing something that won’t afect the situation.

    6. I tried to show that if they continued to harass me, I could use magic to get back at them. I wonder if it worked. (??? The fuck?)
    In the old days people were scared of the unknown, spearits, curses, and bad omins. Shane showing them the magic trick is invertedly saying that I can make your life miserable, so don’t mess with me, and that he has powers. I can see this plan back dieting on him though.

    Sorry this was so long. Also sorry if number 4 was confusing. I felt that explaining their speech habit/pattern was important because there will be more stuff like that. Again sorry if there is any grammar or spelling mistakes. ( I am doing this at 12 and most likely deep doing this at 12.) Thank you for all your hard work and I hope this clarified anything for you. ^ – ^

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      Oh it’s okay! Thank you for the explanation! 😀 It helped a lot as I was a little confused.

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  9. Agni · August 1, 2017

    I tried to help with several sentences, but my japanese is utterly mediocre, so there’s a chance that I got it wrong >.>

    俺にしたら妹のわがままくらいの認識である。
    I regarded what they did to me as something like a younger sister’s selfishness.

    少しずつ嫌味を含ませてくる会話に笑ってしまいそうになる。
    I sneered/laughed at the conversation that gradually soaked in sarcasm.

    喰ってかかりそうになるエリアスを手で制して、俺は目元にだけ笑みを浮かべて答えた。
    Holding back Elias’s hand that about to rise, I wore a smile which only reach my eyes and answered.

    俺に嫌がらせばかりしていると、すごい魔法で仕返ししますよ、と暗に示してみたのだが、上手くいっただろうか。
    If you continue to harass me, I’ll retaliate with amazing magic, that was what I wanted to show them. I wonder if my plan did the trick.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      Oh thank you very much! Any level of Japanese is welcomed as it really helps! thanks so much! 🙂

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  10. jess duckin · August 1, 2017

    Thank you for the new chapter.

    I was wondering if the noble concubines in the story is Leo’s concubine or other noble that lived in the castle’s concubine??

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      No problem! and they are Leo’s concubines (sadly), but he is an emperor so it isn’t surprising.

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  11. thewickling · August 1, 2017

    Thank you for the chapter. As for being late, I’d rather you take your time then try to commit to a schedule you can’t keep and risk burn out.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 1, 2017

      Aww no problem! And thanks for reading! I will try to move at my own pace, but I do want to get this done before i start up school again haha.

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  12. barbaricbob · August 1, 2017

    the famous magician who could saw a person in half and even put him back together again! this magic has been tried numerous times in history but no mage has ever been able to reproduce it. we have called this princess arch mage sama.

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  13. Anna Tong · August 2, 2017

    Oh!! It’ll be great of my steal all the concubine heart!! Lol
    Thank you for the amazing chapter 😙😙

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  14. Whatever goes · August 2, 2017

    Shane you lady and men killer hehe

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  15. Asami · August 4, 2017

    Hi, I don’t know much Japanese (currently in the process of learning) but if you still need an editor for your English then I would be glad to help.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · August 6, 2017

      Lol I’m learning Japanese too. And I would love an editor! I’m in need of everything (and someone to motivate to translate..)

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  16. kathysse · August 8, 2017

    Thanks for this new chapter phantom-sama 😊❤️❤️❤️

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  17. libraryrocker · August 11, 2017

    I love Shane, he’s so amazing!!!

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  18. muddie202 · August 13, 2017

    It’s nice that Shane was able to bypass any harassment, it’s funny how he just saw their actions as adorable instead.

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  19. Lola · September 3, 2017

    I didn’t know that someone pick this up!!!Thank you for making my dayyy..❤❤❤❤

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