Role of (Villain/Heroine)

Role of (Villain/Heroine) Chapter 23.1

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Wafū Otome Gē de (Akuyaku/Hiroin) Yattemasu

I Play the Role of a Heroine
Chapter 23 – Attaining Everything 7 [Part 1]

Translated by nakimushitl
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 After talking to Tomotaka-senpai for a bit in the Student Council room, I return to Tomoyuki-san’s house again.
When I press the intercom, Tomoyuki-san comes out to greet me and we talk for a bit at the entranceway.

“Sorry for the various trouble.”
“I don’t mind… How was Tomotaka?”
“It’s still uncertain… but, I think it’ll be fine.”

 Un. Should be fine.
I want to believe so.

 I give a slow nod. Tomoyuki-san laughs kindly and pets my head.

“Thank you… I’m sorry, for leaving everything to you.”
“… It’s what I chose myself.”
Translated by nakimushitl
When I say that, Tomoyuki-san mutters, “I see” and smiles kindly.
The hand petting my head is so comfortable. After relishing in that for a while, I raise my head sharply.

“There’s a long way to go, I’ll work hard.”
“… You’ve been hard at work.”

 The tone that kindly acknowledges my efforts.
Tomoyuki-san is always so kind, that I want to be spoiled forever.
However, I still have things to do.
I take off my shoes at the entranceway, as though to shake off the hand petting my head.

“There’s work to do, I’ll be in the study.”
“Ah, that’s right. Sorry for the noise.”
“I don’t mind… It’s nice having someone’s voice in the house.”
“In that case, we won’t hold back on the intrusion.”
“Aa.”

 Tomoyuki-san returns my chuckle with a smile.
He enters the study while I head to the living room.
In the living room, Chako, Kousuke-kun and Yuusei-kun are still playing games on the sofa.
Seeing my return, they pause and Chako calls out “We’ve been waiting!”

“Hey hey Yui-chan, why did the Student Council president come?”

 Chako looks at me with widened, deep blue eyes.
The Student Council president refers to Tomotaka-senpai.
She was playing the game as though his existence was forgotten so I thought she wasn’t concerned at all, but it seems that wasn’t the case.
Sitting on the sofa too, I answer Chako’s question with a giggle.

“Because he likes phantoms.”
Translated by nakimushitl
 … Though, I dragged and brought him here.

 Even though I looked at Chako firmly and spoke seriously, it seems she doesn’t believe my words at all.
Chako goes “Huh…” tilting her head at my words, while Kousuke-kun and Yuusei-kun look at me with exasperated expressions.

“Nah, Kamo-senpai’s an onmyouji, right? There’s no way he likes phantoms.”
“It’s not strange for an onmyouji to like phantoms. After all, Yuusei-kun likes phantoms, right?”
“No, I’m just interested in them.”
“Okay okay, whatever you say.”
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I think『being interested』and『liking』isn’t that different.
When I give half-hearted responses to Yuusei-kun, he makes a slightly complicated face before sighing.
Looking at such a Yuusei-kun, Kousuke-kun nods with a “I see”.

“Well, you’re right. I guess it’s prejudice that onmyoujis hate phantoms.”
“Yup yup. Tomotaka-senpai has his issues, so I think he won’t show it on the surface though.”
“I see… I thought he came to put a check on us…”
“He didn’t. I forcibly dragged him here.”

 Hearing Kousuke-kun speak with wrinkles between his brows, I indirectly cover for Tomotaka-senpai.
Previously, after the pool in the 2nd round, Tomotaka-senpai went to see Chako and Kousuke-kun. Although Kousuke-kun said he was putting a check on us that time too, I didn’t think it was just that.
Translated by nakimushitl
I think Tomotaka-senpai wanted to see Chako.
I think he wanted to know what kind of life Chako, whom he could only watch from afar, led.

“I see, Yui-chan dragged the president here.”
“Un. Sorry. For always being forceful.”
“Wellll.”

 Chako laughs awkwardly.
It’s not surprisingly. She probably doesn’t want to be positively connected to Tomotaka-senpai in school.
Because being a familiar is something Chako wants to keep secret.

 Unable to say a thing to that expression of Chako’s, I bite my lip hard.
Then, Kousuke-kun, who’d appeared deep in thought, looks firmly at me.

“Naba, do you know that there are Phantom and Onmyouji Factions?”
“… Un. I know.”
“I see…”
“Also, I know that there are Abe and Kamo Camps.”
“… I see.”

 That I am an ill omen, the Priestess of Ominous Clouds.
That there are phantom and onmyouji factions scrambling for me.
Furthermore, that there are the moderate Abe Camp and radical Kamo Camp.

 I know these exist around me.
I know but… even then.
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“A variety. There’s Kousuke-kun and Sensei. Tomotaka-senpai and Yuusei-kun. Of course, Tomoyuki-san too.”

 ――And, Chako.

“However, I decided to leave those as they are. Because, I, want to get along well with everyone. I want to do lots of fun things.”

 Getting along well with everyone, huh.
Everyone being friends, such a pipe dream may be nothing but trouble to them.

 However, I want to work hard.
I want to do everything that I want to.
Translated by nakimushitl
“Inner conflicts, surface standpoints and duties. Isn’t it fine for everyone to have their own thinking about those? We’re all strong, and powerful. That’s why I think, we’ll solve it somehow even if we’re confused for a while.”

 There is a lot going on, but it’ll be fine with everyone here.
It’s an irresponsible trust with no basis whatsoever, but I chuckle.
Seeing the face of such a me, Chako watches me as though I’m dazzling, and Kousuke-kun laughs with his brows knitted.
While Yuusei-kun snorts and looks at me.

“I guess. I’m strong after all.”

 Un. I know.

“That’s why I’ll bring Tomotaka-senpai here at times. You can’t tell him to explode or the like, okay.”
“… Yeah.”

 Having gotten a promise, I chuckle, and Yuusei-kun averts his eyes.
Seeing such a Yuusei-kun and I, Kousuke-kun laughs a little and slowly speaks.
Translated by nakimushitl
“It was you who brought us here, Naba. I think it’s your freedom to bring whoever you want.”

 The amber eyes narrow gently.

“You made a move, and so we’re here… That’s why you can move as you like, Naba.”
“… Un. Thank you.”

 … I’m really no match for Kousuke-kun at times like this.
Softly, and casually, he’d say words that lighten my load.
When I laugh with my brows knitted, Chako shouts “Ah, unfair!”

“You see, Kousuke-kun always takes the good parts like that.” [Chako]
“You’re right. I was the one who endorsed Naba first but Kousuke’s got it before I realised.” [Yuusei]
“I think this is similar to a swindle.” [Chako]
“Right? It’s a swindle.” [Yuusei]
“Un. Kousuke-kun is a swindler.” [Chako]
“A swindler.” [Yuusei]
“… Both of you, shut up for a bit.” [Kousuke]

 Kousuke-kun sighs deeply at the fired up Chako and Yuusei-kun.
Finding such a trio amusing, I laugh “Ahaha”.

“Also, I’m rather happy that Kamo-senpai will be coming here.”
“Eh, why?”

 ”He’s a Kamo onmyouji, you know? Aren’t you scared?” Chako looks at Kousuke-kun uncomfortably.
To that, Kousuke shakes his head and replies.
Translated by nakimushitl
“I respect Kamo-senpai.”
“Eh…”

“Don’t you think he’s amazing? He’s been the Student Council President since the autumn of his 1st year, and will be the following president too. Although he definitely holds a station as a Kamo, he’s also the Student Council President. Juggling both, isn’t it incredible?”
“Oh.”
“… I can tell that Kamo-senpai is working hard.”
“I guess.”

 Kousuke-kun spoke passionately about Tomotaka-senpai.
Somewhat surprised, I look at Kousuke-kun with widened eyes.

 Kousuke-kun respects Tomotaka-senpai.
It’s kinda unexpected… However, those words strangely fit because they do seem to have their similar points…
I don’t quite understand, but my chest feels full.

 My heart has been slightly touched, but Chako’s eyes have already left Kousuke-kun.
Giving only half-hearted responses to Kousuke-kun’s words, she’s already trying to start the game.
Kousuke-kun probably noticed Chako’s behaviour.
He looks at Chako with wrinkles between his brows.
Translated by nakimushitl
“Are you listening, Chako?”
“Nn. I’m not listening.”

 Chako unabashedly looks at Kousuke-kun with a “Hihihi”.
Seeing the face of such a Chako, Kousuke-kun gives a small sigh.

“… Well, something like my feelings don’t matter.”
“Now now, Kousuke-chan. Leave those topics aside, let’s continue the game!”
“… Yeah.”

 ”Good grief”, Kousuke-kun shrugs and holds the game controller.
Yuusei-kun peeks at Kousuke-kun from Chako’s side.

“Hey Kousuke, if you’re gonna respect someone, respect me.”
“… I respect you too, Yuusei.”
“I see. I’m strong after all.”
“… Yeah.”
“The strong Yuusei-kun should continue then!” [Chako]

 Chako takes the controller from Kousuke-kun, “Here you go” and passes it to Yuusei-kun.
Then, the paused zombie game resumes.
It seems that the party game they played when Tomotaka-senpai was here had ended, and they changed to a 2-player game.

“Hey, do phantoms and onmyoujis enjoy playing games?” [Yui]
“Yes, it’s fun.”
“But if zombies really appear, I think Chako will be stronger unarmed than with a gun…” [Yui]
“Un. Probably.” [Chako]
“If it was Yuusei-kun, everything will end by purifying the whole facility?” [Yui]
“Yeah, that’s right.” [Yuusei]
“Don’t you get annoyed killing so slowly with mere guns?” [Yui]
“… Yui-chan. You can’t think of games like in reality.” [Chako]
“If, it was reality, Naba would be hunted down everywhere by zombies.” [Yuusei]
“In that case, I’ll raise a barrier, attract a lot of them and catch the whole herd with one throw.” [Yui]
“Oh my, Yui-chan, so cool!” [Chako]
Translated by nakimushitl
 The eyes of Chako and Yuusei-kun don’t leave the screen as they defeat the appearing zombies with guns and proceed.
After proceeding for a bit, some kind of sound effect plays and a cutscene streams out.

“Ah, a boss?” [Yui]
“Nah, probably a mid-boss.”
“Yuck, I’m bad with this one. Take over, Kousuke-chan!”

 ”Here you go”, Chako passes the controller she was using to Kousuke-kun.
Then, she slips out from the space she’d been sitting between them, and sits next to me.
On the screen, Kousuke-kun changes to a larger gun and Yuusei-kun is throwing a Molotov cocktail at the mid-boss.
Watching that, Chako randomly sends encouragement like “Go!” or “Get it!”

 Glancing furtively at the side profile of the Chako smiling happily, I softly speak in a voice only she can hear.

“Did you not like Tomotaka-senpai being brought here?”
“Hm. Doesn’t really matter.”

 Chako tilts her head a little and looks at me.
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“I’m fine as long as Yui-chan is happy.”

 Then, she laughs “Ehehe”.
Whispering a thanks to that laugh in my heart, I give a small nod.

 Surely, she should have many worries.
I’m aware I’m dragging and throwing everyone into confusion.

 Even then, I want to believe that this… connects to the future.


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4 thoughts on “Role of (Villain/Heroine) Chapter 23.1

  1. thank you for the chap ~ ahh i like dis so much T~T i dont want it to T^T ……i wonder if the author made or is planing a sequel….sigh it’s nice to dream isn’t it T~T

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      1. muu shame T~T sigh ~
        then i have to savor these remaining chaps wid all ma reader heart ( ̄Д´ ̄)9
        good luck translator sama ~ gampate kudasai ٩(๑
        н´๑)۶ ~

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