Role of (Villain/Heroine)

Role of (Villain/Heroine) Chapter 30.2

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Wafū Otome Gē de (Akuyaku/Hiroin) Yattemasu

I Play the Role of a Heroine
Chapter 30 – Attaining Everything 14 [Part 2]

Translated by nakimushitl
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 Everyone has an enjoyable time after making the snowman.
Before long it grows dark, and it’s time to go home.
When Chako and I leave for home, Tomotaka-senpai invites Chako and I saying he has something to tell.
Chako makes an extremely doubtful face but, in the end, we decide to talk for just a bit in front of the bench at the sports ground.

“Tomotaka-sama, what could be the matter?”Translated by nakimushitl

 Perhaps because Kousuke-kun and Sensei aren’t around anymore, Chako talks to Tomotaka-senpai in a polite manner.
Tomotaka-senpai goes “Aa”, giving a small nod while maintaining a distance from Chako and I.

“There’s something I want to tell you.”
“Something you want to tell?”
“Aa. You still remember the orders I gave so far, right?”
“Yes.”Translated by nakimushitl

 There is no sign of people in the 2nd sports ground that has grown dark.
The voices of people returning home from club activities could be heard but, that clatter feels distant somehow.
While stars are faintly twinkling in the slightly cloudy sky, the waning moon has yet to reveal its figure.

“I don’t mind those orders coming to an end today.”

 Tomotaka-senpai’s pretty voice resounds.

“There’s neither need to follow my orders from now on, nor is there need to return to my side.”
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 There was no pause in the clearly informed words.
Tomotaka-senpai’s deep blue eyes simply look straight at Chako.

“You can live freely from now on.”

 The Chako who had been looking at the ground with bewilderment raises her gaze shortly at those words.
Tomotaka-senpai goes “That’s right” at such a Chako, nodding gently.

“If you want to stay at this school you can stay as you have been. If you want to return to the mountain you can return to it… If there is something else you want to do, you can consult the director. I’ll request him to grant your wishes.”
“… The director, you say?”
“Aa.”Translated by nakimushitl

 The bewildered Chako stares at Tomotaka-senpai.
Although I think Chako and Tomotaka-senpai’s lines of sight connected for an instance, Chako immediately turns hers away.
Even then, Tomotaka-senpai doesn’t remove his eyes from Chako, and firmly spins his words.

“I apologize for treating you like an object till now… You had always performed well. The fault all lies in my inexperience.”

 Chako’s body jolts up at Tomotaka-senpai’s apology.

“You’re not responsible for the matters so far. Everything was done under my orders.”

 At those sincere words, the heart of the me listening next to Chako squeezes in pain.
Tomotaka-senpai is apologizing.
However that is, not because he wants to be forgiven for everything so far, or because he wants to lighten his heart.

 He’s saying that the matters so far aren’t Chako’s fault.
That there’s no need for Chako to worry.
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 He solely…
For the sake of lightening Chako’s heart…

“Not by your will.”

 I don’t know what happened in Chako and Tomotaka-senpai’s past.
However, because this voice is so concerned about Chako.
… I hope that it reaches her.

 However, Chako remains glaring motionlessly at the ground, not looking at Tomotaka-senpai.
Tomotaka-senpai slowly continues to speak to such a Chako.

“The matter relating to the fox siblings too, let me tell them if it’s difficult for you to. Tell them that I ordered you.”
“Ah, nah, it is fine… I had no intention of telling Kousuke-chan and the rest, you see.”

 The matter relating to the fox siblings?

 Towards the strange words, I glance at Chako.
When I do, Chako’s eyes part from the ground and return my glance.
Those eyes that smile bitterly, appear to ooze a sense of apology towards me.

“Alright, I’ll leave those matters to you completely. You can tell them if you want to, it’s fine if you want to hide it too. You can decide.”
“… Yes.”Translated by nakimushitl

 Chako gives a small nod.
Seeing that with his own eyes, Tomotaka-senpai lets out a breath.
And, those deep blue eyes stare at Chako.

“… I’ll continue to live as someone from the Kamo family. I’ll also make myself stronger.”

 Tomotaka-senpai looks straight at Chako and tells her.

“The wish of the Kamo family is the extermination of phantoms. However, I plan to keep watch so that that won’t happen at least in the time I still live.”

 Looking at the future, and walking on his own path.

“I won’t meddle with the Priestess of Ominous Clouds either.”

 The deep blue eyes that had been looking at Chako look at me.
Then, they smile softly.

“Thank you very much…”
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 With my chest still squeezing in pain, I desperately make a smile and replies Tomotaka-senpai.

 Tomotaka-senpai will continue to live as someone from the Kamo family.
And even as he lives, he plans to protect Chako and I.

“I’ll continue to pin down those hindering you and Naba-san.”

 Surely, that is a path far tougher than the path until now.

 Even then, Tomotaka-senpai chose that.
Because he’s always the hardworking and stoic senpai.

“There’s nothing to worry about… You can live freely.”

 Tomotaka-senpai looks at Chako, and smiles gently.

“I won’t appear at your gatherings from now on.”

 Even though his is an extremely pretty and glittery smile, the words are those of parting…

“I apologize for detaining you, in this cold.”
“… Take care.”Translated by nakimushitl

 Chako glances up at Tomotaka-senpai and replies.
Tomotaka-senpai smiles happily when his eyes meet Chako’s.

“Well then, I’ll be going.”

 Tomotaka-senpai turns his heels and begins walking.
That back is straight and upright, with no hesitation.

 It’s what I wished for.
I requested him to let go of Chako’s hand.
Tomotaka-senpai granted that.
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 That’s why, I will do the things have to.

 Seeing off the back of Tomotaka-senpai that has become distant, I resolve in my heart.

 I’ll tell Chako the things up till now.
I’ll tell her the method to release the familiar contract.

 Then――Translated by nakimushitl

“Hey hey, Yui-chan, what’s wrong with Tomotaka-sama?”

 As I bite my lips and harden my resolve, suddenly a voice calls out from next to me.
That voice has bewilderment and doubt blended in it…

“What’s up? A trap?”

 Brows knitted tightly, she mumbles as her face turns cloudy.

“Is it that? His birthday came and he became 17 so, he changed his class?[1]”

 Chako laughs “Hihihi” as though nothing happened.
The usual mischievous smile.

“…”Translated by nakimushitl

 I wonder why.
Even though those were words so concerned about Chako, why did they not reach her?

“… That’s not it, that’s not it, Chako! Senpai, Tomotaka-senpai was…”

 I understood Tomotaka-senpai’s resolution.

 Seeing this state of Chako, I unconsciously raised my voice.
When I do, Chako’s eyes, for an instance, widen at the me who raised my voice. After that, she apologizes “Sorry sorry”.

“Ah, un. Well, I got that Tomotaka-senpai[2] was speaking seriously.”
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 Chako’s 2 hands join together in front of her chest, and she looks at me with upturned eyes.
Don’t get angry, that face expresses…
I take a deep breath, calming my heart.

“… I’m sorry too. Chako has a lot going on too, but I shouted…”
“Ah, un. No? Not at all. It’s my bad for poking fun.”

 Chako laughs with a troubled face.

 … I see.Translated by nakimushitl
Chako wanted to make Tomotaka-senpai’s talk just now seem like a joke.
Was it a trapー? That’s terrible! She wanted to laugh like always…

“…Tomotaka-senpai thought a lot about you, you know?”
“Un. Ah, un. I guess so. Un.”
“He said that Chako can live freely… That he wanted to protect Chako and I…”
“Ah, un.”
“Chako. You’re free, you know? It’s okay for you to choose, you know?”

 It’s not a joke, Chako.
Tomotaka-senpai really let go of your hand.

“There are no longer, things like orders. Whether to stay here… whether to choose someone. Chako can decide everything.”

 With Chako’s will.
Chako has to choose this world.

 I look desperately at Chako’s golden eyes.
Chako looks back firmly at such a me…

“That’s right… Yui-chan won’t let me escape, huh…”

 Chako sighs, looking up at the sky.
And, she gives a small mutter.

“About Tomotaka-sama… I knew he was trying to part from me. I believe he definitely thought a lot and decided properly.”

 ”It’s just like Tomotaka-sama, right?” she laughs a little.

“… But, I can’t.”Translated by nakimushitl

 Looking up at the sky, Chako spills her words.
That voice is calm…

“Tomotaka-sama said he let me free but… even so…”

 Chako’s small voice resounds.
It’s so small, I can barely hear the ends of the words.

 Somehow I become extremely anxious, I grasp both hands in front of my chest tightly.
The stars beyond Chako’s face profile twinkle faintly when I look up at her.

 I want Chako to look at me.
However… I don’t want Chako to.
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 Even as I’m shaken by the contrasting feelings, I don’t want to remove my eyes from Chako…
Chako sighs when I stare at the pretty face profile.

“Yui-chan. I want to ask Yui-chan something.”

 More than the stars in the sky, the golden eyes possessing several times their brightness look at me.

“Yui-chan, you.”Translated by nakimushitl

 The golden eyes staring at me have always been pretty…

“Are you trying to hand over the role of an otome game heroine to me?”Support the translations by reading at the translator’s site!

[1] Game speak, in some games you can change your job or class midgame. Eg knight to dragon knight.
[2] Senpai not sama. Could be the author’s typo.

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6 thoughts on “Role of (Villain/Heroine) Chapter 30.2

  1. Honestly love how determined Chako is, even though a lot of problems could be “ended” with her just letting go. It makes it such an interesting story to read. 😀

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  2. Still want Tomotaka killed…
    Also as long as the contract still stands a dangerous sociopath who forces his feelings on his victim can give Chako orders, cant see how that could backfire

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      1. Why not? I believe in the way the author is writing this particular redemption. Tomotaka is experiencing true remorse and also, for the first time, selfless love (agape). He is not trying to redeem himself; rather, he is doing his best to offer reparation for his wrongs. Regarding any possible reconciliation occurs in the future, Tomotaka has made it clear that he does not expect nor feel like he deserves it. I, for one, enjoy this story specifically because characters are multifaceted and purposefully written to break the one dimensional molds of “villain” and “hero”. Yui is not just kind and determined–she is also cowardly and selfish. Tomotaka is not just cold and cruel–he is also yearning for warmth and has the capacity for compassion. Etc. etc.

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