Chapter 34: Birthday

(T/N: MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know. I’m super fucking late with the chapter~! Life has literally been stressing me out from studying like crazy to final exams, then there’s all the therapy I have been going through, and now I am trying to find a job and figure out a way to avoid homelessness. So it’s been quite a ride these past 2 months.

To be honest, I probably won’t be able to continue translating this even though I really want to. After I finish chapter 36 [I am almost done with it] I will be begging someone to take over for me. Thanks for reading the translations and I really hope someone picks up this amazing novel!) 


My birthday was coming up next week, but my relationship with Leo-sama was still awkward. After becoming aware of my feelings, when I looked at him, I became frustrated at myself for behaving so suspiciously. It was becoming more difficult to pretend to be cool.

My only moments of peace was when I was drinking tea with Elias.

“Shane-sama, have you decided on what dress you will be wearing for the party next week?”

“Ah, I was thinking of wearing the light purple dress that His Majesty gave me the other day. Is that weird?”

“No, because I am sure His Majesty will be pleased, right?”

I’m relieved he agrees with me. When I was in Japan, I heard that men would give women clothes because they wanted to take them off; remembering such a thing made me feel a bit embarrassed. By no means did I desire to ever do such a thing…

It was my first birthday ever since I came to Caspar, so it was decided that it would be a big birthday party. Urie will also be attending because it overlaps with the delivery of the magic potion.

 

Naturally, there would be opportunities to dance at the party. I think I will practice a little more so that I, at least, won’t step on Leo-sama’s foot. It was no surprise that my actions were because of him.

          * * * * *

And just like that, the day of the party arrived. When evening came, people began to flood the large dance floor of the royal castle one after the other.

I waited behind the door before entering together with Leo-sama. It’s a been a long time since it’s been just the two of us, so I felt a little tense.

“The dress suits you well.”

“Thank you, I am happy to be able to attend such a large party in this lovely dress.”

I was happy that he praised me, and happy that we could talk. I looked down so he couldn’t see my red face. It seems it’s very difficult to suppress my feelings.

     * * * * *

When the two of us entered the dance floor, many participants welcomed us with an applause. After my greeting, as the result of Leo-sama’s toast, the music played by the orchestra began echoing throughout the dance hall.

I greeted many people as the leading actor, and when I started to feel a bit tired, it was finally time to dance. I felt relieved that I was able to move my body.

Of course, Leo-sama was the first dance partner. Naturally, his arm was around my waist, and I unconsciously looked up and was fascinated by his beautiful eyes.  

“It’s tiring to be in the same position for a long time. Are you alright?”

“Yes. It’s been a long time since I have danced, so I am feeling a bit nervous.” I whisper, as we walked to the center of the dance floor.

The other participants naturally moved out of the way, and seemed to watched us. When we started to dance, I felt a bit embarrassed, but with Leo-sama’s smooth lead, time passed by in a blink of an eye. When the song ended, everyone around us clapped.

 

After that, Leo-sama was naturally surrounded by other woman because it was hospitality of the host to dance with them.

On one hand, it’s not that I wasn’t allowed to dance, but it seemed there was nobody with a high enough status and self confidence to invite me, the wife of the Emperor, to a dance in front of His Majesty, so I became a wallflower. 

 

However, Urie was the one to call out to me. “Princess, if you don’t mind, would you like to dance?”

“Yes, with pleasure.”

I missed that voice that joked around a little. He graciously grabbed my hand, and lend me to the edge of the dance floor. Urie took into consideration to not stand out too much.

Since Urie was the one who taught me how to dance, our breathing was perfectly matched.

When we finished dancing, the alcohol I was drinking caught up to me, making me stagger a bit.

“You should take a breather outside. Let’s go to the terrace.”

Urie, who was worried, came out with me.

“Sorry Urie, and thank you.”

“It’s okay, I also had something I wanted to talk about.” Urie said this a little embarrassed. And when he confirmed that there was no one around, he leaned closer to whisper into my ear.

“I wanted to tell you that I decided to marry the lover I was talking about before. Actually, I wanted Haruto to attend the wedding as well, but I know that is impossible, so I wanted to tell you at least. But I will still send you an invitation.”

“Congrats! That’s really great!”

I unconsciously took Urie’s hand and congratulated him on the unexpected news.

“Oh, thank you!”

Urie’s shy gaze looked delighted as he moved diagonally above me, and then his eyes widened.

“Can you let go of my wife?”

When I looked back at the sudden voice, Leo-sama was there with a cold expression that I had never seen before.


(T/N: If you see any mistakes, just tell me and I will fix them. Thanks for reading and thanks for being patient with me!

Edited 1/2/18: Thanks for the help C.T. World of Words!) 


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42 comments

  1. freaky · December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter! It’s sad that you have to drop this but hopefully it’ll be continued. Thanks for your hard work so far.

    I’m in the same situation as you, graduated and job hunting. I know they’re not the best option but temp agencies and government job agencies help you get more interviews I find. It might not be your final career, but it helps with the money situation. Good luck and stay positive, even seasoned professionals have to apply to over 50 jobs until they find that one interview that’ll accept them. 😊 lots of hugs.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 26, 2017

      No problem and thank you for reading! I hope you find a job as well!

      My problem is that I just started college, but situations are turning for the worse for me. I’m worried about being a homeless college student XD broke with no money and struggling to go to school. hopefully I will be okay. I wish I didn’t have to drop this either.

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      • lalaweirdo · December 29, 2017

        omg i know the struggle being a student myself. i hope you will be okay and everything worse will turn to be good!! thank you for what your translations~ good luck to you wherever you are!! i wish you the best 😀

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      • blackmaskedphantom · January 3, 2018

        ahaha I hope so. and no problem! Also thank you 🙂

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  2. kaylarala · December 26, 2017

    If no one picks this up, maybe you still can continue it once you’re stable. Stay positive to invite good luck. It definitely works and you’ll survive. Stay positive and do your best. There will always be a way, you just have to find it. And eat like a banana a day to ward off depression. Praying also helps if you’re even mildly religious. I wish you luck! Take care of your health, no matter what.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      haha thank you for the advice! If someone doesn’t translate this when I come back stable, then yeah I will definitely continue translating, but for now, I just need to get my life in check XD

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  3. Stephanie · December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the chapter! Sorry to hear that you’re dealing with so much as a college student, I hope things turn for the better so you can enjoy your college life.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      No problem! Thanks for reading! and I hope so too. I’m trying to talk with all the people that I can to see what I can do to avoid homelessness! I wont give up!

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  4. Maja · December 26, 2017

    Yes, thanks for the chapter

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  5. Wysteria · December 26, 2017

    Good luck with real life! I feel like I lost a part of me or something 😦 Hopefully somebody picks up the series. Thank you for all you have done for us readers. Your efforts were much appreciated!

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      haha thank youu and it’s no problem at all. I hope someone picks this up too. and aww it’s okaaay *pats pats*

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  6. joellyanne · December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the update.

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  7. VeiHakase · December 26, 2017

    It’s a bit sad to know you’re dropping this. Good luck with job hunting.. and here i am.. about to quit my job T.T anyways, FIGHTING! i super duper hope that someone would pick this up since this novel is really nice ;-;)/ aaaaaah~ (///∆///)

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      Haha aww thank youuu. and good luckk with life for you as well! and i hope someone picks this up too >_<

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  8. RukaMatsu · December 26, 2017

    Thanks for the update ❤
    I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with so much right now.. 😢 I hope everything will work out wonderfully for you, don’t push yourself too much, take care and don’t get sick. *hugs*

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      No problemmm thanks for reading! and i will try my best not to. thankss i hope things work out as well >_<

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  9. LK · December 27, 2017

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the chapter college sounds terrible but I’m in middle school so I wouldn’t know

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    • blackmaskedphantom · December 27, 2017

      Haha it good and bad. depends on the situation and the person i guess XD and no problem!

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  10. mossu (@mossu_kun) · December 27, 2017

    Thank you very much! This was a really great Christmas present.

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  11. C.T. World of Words · December 27, 2017

    Thanks for the translation! Hope you get the job you need and can become stable again! Until then, no worries! ^__^ Also, here’s the translation help you requested! =)

    * I was happy that I caused him to praise me, I was happy that we could talk.

    ** On the one hand, it wasn’t the case that I wasn’t allowed to dance, but as it seemed there was no gathering of people with enough status and self-confidence to openly invite me, His Majesty the Emperor’s queen, to dance, my situation became that of a wallflower.

    *** Shy Yuuri’s happy gaze moved diagonally above me, and then his eyes widened.

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  12. susom9117 · December 27, 2017

    Thank you for your hard work….Good luck with job hunting…Stay strong…..Will wait for your return😆

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  13. okurahatsu · December 27, 2017

    Thanks for you hard work. No worry there is no problem that can survive hard work.

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  14. yukinohana569399744 · January 2, 2018

    Gracias por traducir la historia.
    Agradezco tus esfuerzos y ojala alguien pueda continuar con esta hermosa historia.
    Y te deseo lo mejor para ti… Animate que todo saldra bien suerte y cuidate😘😘😘

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    • blackmaskedphantom · January 3, 2018

      I think all I know from this is “Gracias” so all I can say is no problem! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  15. Lauren · January 3, 2018

    Hi, would you be able to send me the file? I think I would like to try translate it. I’m really really new to japanese words and still learning, but I like this novel so much so I would like to try it.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · January 7, 2018

      I apologize I just saw your message but if you want to give it a go and translate that would be great! If you could email me at the email I have in my about me page, that would be nice!

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  16. oneinchash · January 4, 2018

    I can probably translate it if no one picks up it up…my other language is Chinese so I’m not sure how well this will go. I’d probably be posting it on quotev because I’m not on wordpress a lot. I WISH YOU LUCK ON COLLEGE!

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    • blackmaskedphantom · January 7, 2018

      Aww thank you! And someone else in the comments said they wouldn’t mind translating as well. Maybe you both can tag team to make it easier!

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  17. ars · March 23, 2018

    Ah dang, I hope you’re doing okay! Your situation sounds rough…
    >_< This may not be a priority for you, so don't worry about it if so. I also translate a JP BL novel and was recently asked to pick this story up. Since there are only a few more chapters until the end, I thought it might be nice to get it finished. Your note says that you've nearly finished ch36, so rather than tread on your toes I thought I'd ask if you'd like to release 35 and 36, and maybe I could pick up on 37?
    In any case, I'm wishing you the best and hope you're safe.

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    • blackmaskedphantom · March 23, 2018

      Honestly, I was going to post 35 (maybe 36 as well) this weekend and would be asking if someone could translate everything else after that. My situation has gotten a lot worse and I have until the end of the semester to get my shit together before I get kicked out. University is no help with back to back exams and research papers T_T
      So when I update chapter 35, maybe 36 though that’s really pushing it. I would really appreciate if you do pick this up!
      Thank you so much for asking me as well.
      Hopefully i can get my shit together before May!

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      • ars · March 23, 2018

        Ahhh oh my gosh, please do take care! T_T I hope that you’ll be able to find the right balance for taking care of your living situation and your schoolwork 😦 hopefully some of your professors would be willing to help you out a bit…
        It’s great to hear you’ll be posting those chapters–I’m sure a lot of people will be ecstatic to see the update(s)!
        Good luck with everything! You can do it!!!

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      • blackmaskedphantom · March 23, 2018

        Thank you so much! Imma need all the luck and care to get me through this. And I have talked to a lot of people, so all I need to do is get everything together and just go.
        and yes! Im going to be posting as a break from two exams and 3 research papers and another paper due monday XD…. also a packet…

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      • ars · March 23, 2018

        S-so many things to write… Your professors are somewhat S, aren’t they… T_T
        Wishing you more luck now hahaha. Do your best on those exams and nail those papers and the packet!! =w=)b

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      • blackmaskedphantom · March 23, 2018

        Ah yeah just a bit…. I did one exam today another one tomorrow! Hopefully I do nail them! and thanks once again! Now off to studying I go T_T XD

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      • blackmaskedphantom · March 23, 2018

        Much thanks for you picking this up as well! and thank you 🙂

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  18. 梅花 · June 16, 2018

    Although it’s a bit strange to use a Chinese idiom(or saying? Reference?) in the comment on a Japanese LN, it truly fits… : it seems like Leo-sama’s wine was switched out with a glass of vinegar lol

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