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Observation Record of A Self-Proclaimed Villainess’ Fiance 17.1

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Chapter 17

Bertia 18 Years Old (1)

 

 

Part 1/3

Translated by LynneSuzuran & Senhiro

 

 

Author’s Note:

This is the extra epilogue that I wrote of fluff I wanted to incorporate, but I might have incorporated too much and it became quite long so I separated it into two parts.


 

*Ding dong*… *Ding dong*…

The chimes of the cathedral bells resounded through the clear, blue sky.

 

The capital was full of smiling people, and there were stalls lined up every which way.

There was an overwhelming number of people on the short road leading from the royal palace to the cathedral, surging forward to try to get even just a glimpse of today’s main characters. The knights tasked with maintaining peace and order tidily lined both sides of the road at a set distance from one another.

 

“Congratulations to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Cecil and Crown Princess Bertia-sama!!”

“Long live His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Cecil and Crown Princess Bertia-sama!!”

Surrounded by a number of mounted knights, today’s main characters… in other words, me, Cecil Glo Alphasta and my wife-to-be, Bertia Ibil Noches—our carriage was slowly advancing.

 

 

At long last.

Today is the wedding day of Bertia and I.

 

 

***

 

It’s been about two years since the [downfall] turmoil.

Finally, Bertia graduated from Halm Academy.

Once she graduated, what awaited was naturally her marriage to me.

 

It seems that, for Bertia, who was busy with her student life, preparations for the marriage, crown princess training, etc., the two years passed by in the blink of an eye just as she’d said, but from my point of view, these two years that had seen increasingly fewer chances to meet with Bertia had been an exceedingly boring and long two years.

 

Unintentionally, I was so bored that I ended up forming an alliance (that favored us quite one-sidedly, almost like bullying) with the neighboring country, sweeping out the internal ‘dirt’, teasing Zeno, and a variety of other things.

Just a little, I jokingly considered invading a country that I’d discovered to have an unstable state of internal affairs, but I didn’t want Bertia to cry, so I quickly stopped that line of thought.

 

Instead, I tried to have our country build a friendly relationship with them, and from the shadows, secretly backed the country’s fifth prince born of a concubine. I was asking him to usurp the throne, though.

That country still hasn’t seemed to quite settle down yet, but the fifth prince was an excellent individual in my eyes, so they should be able to manage somehow or another after some time.

 

Like that, I continued to kill time on occasion, arranged environments in which Bertia could come and peacefully relieve any mental strain, and quietly waited.

 

Such a time finally ended today.

From now on, I would be able to lead a peaceful yet amusing and enjoyable life together with her.

 

 

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As I thought about it, my mood inevitably lifted, and the smile I was displaying to the citizens who came to see us turned into a natural smile.

I guess this uplifting sensation that filled my heart was surely feeling [happy].

 

And then next to me, Bertia…

 

“I’m so nervous. In time like this, I guess there’s that, right?! I’ll be fine if I write the character of person on my palm and swallow it.1 Oh my? In this kind of situation, I wonder if [kanji] is better? Or rather, when in Rome, do as the Romans do and write it with this country’s alphabet? Aah, what should I do?! Being seen by a lot of people like this, I’m so nervous that my heart might pop out!!”

 

She was dressed in a pure white dress, and with her beautifully done-up self that was several times more refined and wonderful than her usual appearance, as usual she was muttering things that I couldn’t never understand and concentrating very hard on outlining something onto her palm with her finger.

 

…I don’t understand what you’re doing, but from your words just now, that thing that resembles a good luck charm should have been done before you went out in front of the public, no?

If you’re able to be doing it while among these throngs of people, in the middle of a parade heading towards the cathedral, I think that good luck charm(?) is unnecessary?

 

 

“My adorable Tia, I feel bad for saying this when you’re in the middle of doing something interesting, but can you wave for the citizens for the time being? I’m sure they’re all anticipating it.”

“Ah!! T-that’s right!! As a first-class villainess, I… that’s not right, as I aim to be a first-class crown princess, I must work hard in order to become an existence that will be loved by the citizens, even if it’s only a bit!!”

 

 

In response to my words, she lifted her face in a fluster and after looking around at her surrounding, Bertia waved both of her hands.

She felt a bit overly energetic for a crown princess, but, well, the citizens seemed to be delighted, so let’s just consider it a good thing.

…More than anything, I also had fun seeing her like this.

 

 

When the carriage arrived at the cathedral, Bertia and I separated and went our own ways.

Originally, we were supposed to enter the cathedral together after coming down from the carriage, but since Bertia said she wanted to [walk the aisle] together with Father-in-Law, I entered the cathedral ahead and waited for her arrival inside.

 

The inflexible members of the church hated breaching custom, so they were disapproving at first. However, since there was no particular rule stating the two of us had to enter concurrently, there was no need to make a fuss over it so I disregarded them.

When I whispered, “Who is your favorite nun these days? Isn’t the red-haired girl currently 3-months pregnant?” in the ears of the particularly persistent priest, he turned quiet, so there was no particular problem.

 

 

After seeing Bertia off, I was going to go where I was supposed to as well when Kuro, who usually dressed in a maid uniform as black as her fur but was now in a beautiful, light blue dress adorned with a sheer yet vibrant, rainbow prismatic layer, came up to me, pulling at my sleeve stealthily and handed me a notebook that seemed entirely handmade.

 

“[List of things I want to do for my wedding, Best 100, written by Bertia]?”

…‘Best 100’ sure is quite a lot, huh?

 

When we were arranging for the ceremony, sometimes she also said things like, “I want it like this,” or “Aah, I want to do that,” in a low-key manner, but perhaps she was trying to control herself though there were still lots of things she wanted to do?

I would have granted anything and everything within the scope of my ability for my adorable bride, so it would have been better if she’d told me.

 

I quickly scanned through the notebook as I flipped the pages.

It was too late for some of them, but there were many that could still be done.

 

“Kuro, thanks for letting me know. I will ask Tia to make [Inarizushi] later on, okay?”

 

I smiled as I tried to pat her head… but my hand was brushed off.

Well, she basically didn’t want to be patted by anyone other than Bertia, so there was nothing I could do.

 

However, she seemed to be satisfied with my answer since she gave me a thumbs-up with her usual stoic expression····

 

“Zeno.”

“Yes, Your Highness?”

 

When I summoned him while glancing down at the notebook in my hand, I received a reply from beside me right away.

 

“For the time being, please prepare this, this and this. We’re going to need Marquis and Marquess Noches and my father’s cooperation for these, so please let them know. I want to do this for her as well, but… will there be enough time for the preparation?”

“Understood. This… Well, I can if I borrow the power of another spirit in my acquaintance. After that, it should be up to whether or not we’ll be able to make arrangements for the personnel.”

“Do your best, then.”

 

“…Your Highness?”

“If it’s Zeno, you can do it. Good luck!”

“Wait! Isn’t this too absurd?! It’s too absurd, okay?!”

“It’s fine. Charles and the others are accustomed to my absurdity, so they have a somewhat large number of servants on standby just in case something comes up. Worst case, you’ll be able to manage somehow or another if you ask for them for help.”

“There’s no way I can just arbitrarily borrow servants from other families!!”

 

“Don’t you think it’d be bad if you still haven’t gotten permission by the time Bertia and I enter the venue? Shouldn’t you hurry up?”

“It’s already settled then, isn’t it?! Isn’t that right?!”

“I will also walk as slowly as I can. Since the bride enters the venue after me, if I were to not enter, then Tia won’t enter either, so you would make it in time as long as you run. Do your best!”

“Your Highness, you idiotttt!!”2

 

 

When I smiled and imitated Kuro’s gesture of giving a thumbs-up, Zeno ran out while screaming.

Even though he said this and that, he’s a good kid3 who’d be able to do it when he tried, so this should be all right.

 

Since I was the one being selfish this time, I’ll just ignore that [Idiot] just now.

 

 

“Now then, I should also go do what I can.”

 

 

 

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  1. Japanese usually would write the character of person (hito/人) as a good luck charm, usually it’s kanji.
  2. Yep, the legendary line, Zeno actually called Cecil “Baka”!
  3. Cecil’s not actually calling Zeno a child, it’s just using that kind of “ah, what a good kid,” tone.

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0 Comments

  1. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  2. Rain

    Thank you for the update. Poor Zeno, he really chose the wrong human.

    • LynneSuzuran

      Or was Zeno forced to submit? Ehehe we never know XD

  3. Andy

    At this point is when I really start to wonder if Zeno actually chose Cecil or was cheated by him …. I bet on the second option, that android prince is really scary…. But he’s kinda cute with Bertia (in a obsesive, creepy way) so, I guess that is just fine after all?…

    I’m so confuse right now.

    • caity

      i spat out my tea when i read your comment lol

    • LynneSuzuran

      I think Zeno has to submit to Cecil for some reason… like Cecil cheated on him or if he had been serving the royal family for quite some time? At this point, we will never know XD
      Or was Zeno tricked by Cecil’s acting and then regretted it later? Lol.

  4. Jann

    Did I understand it correctly that Bertia is currently 3 months pregnant?

    • Megazero

      Ofc not… seem like 1 of the priest having an affair with 1 of the red hair nun and that nun is 3 month pregnant so he use that fact that force the priest to accept Bersia’s change to the custom

      • ChunLing

        Not exactly.

        Cecil is implying that not only has the priest gotten that girl pregnant, but now that she’s beginning to show and it will be inconvenient in various ways to continue, he’s going to pick a new favorite (while the nun is shipped off to a more remote posting, perhaps with a hospital and adjacent orphanage).

        This historically has been one of the reasons that convents had financial support from the noble classes, especially where monogamy was standard (having unmarried daughters of a prominent family openly bear illegitimate children has been regarded as socially unacceptable by nearly all civilizations without regard to the particular form of marriage, but it’s a bit more embarrassing when monogamy is expected both because it can also embarrass the man and because it far more seriously damages the marital prospects of the woman).

        Not to say that no genuine orphans were sheltered nor that all patients were pregnant (and even those that were might have been treated for other conditions than ’embarrassment’). Nor even to say that hiding illegitimate pregnancies was the main reason or even A reason in the minds of every patron of convents. Just that it did happen and generous donations helped ensure a degree of discretion. And naturally high ranking clergy were known to take advantage of the system as well.

    • J0KER

      Nope

      Tia want to [walk the aisle] which no this world custom
      Some Priest make a fuss.
      The Prince blackmail him like “Who your favorite nun, is it the one that pregnant” to shut him up.

    • SaMu

      No she just got a little plump from all the cake-tasting. It’s the soon-to-be-eunuch priest that got a nun preggers. Darn priests. Castration should be a requirement for priesthood

      • Anna

        What about a doctor who got a nurse pregnant? Or a CEO who got his secretary pregnant? Should all men who have female co-workers lose their ‘little brother’? After all, impregnating someone who isn’t your spouse (or at least partner) is bad in any field of work.

        P.S. The pregnant secretary turned out to be a man 0_0

        • kek

          Priests and nuns aren’t supposed to be married and they can’t have a relationship with someone because they offered themselves to the Lord, and priests impregnating someone or nuns being pregnant would be a teacherous act to the church.

          Or so I assumed. Its how things happen in Catholic churches

        • LynneSuzuran

          Wait what, male impregnation?! What’s the title?! O_O sounds amazing

        • ChunLing

          Short answer, yes.

          That’s what should happen in an ideal world. But we don’t live in one.

      • LynneSuzuran

        Yes, unless the custom for priests and nuns there is different from our world…?
        Not sure, but if the custom is the same, then I admit, this is pretty f*cked up X”D can’t imagine how life will be for the nun and the child…? Unless the priest is responsible, quits, and marries her? Nah, let’s just stop the imagination here XD

  5. Tinnapop Pangkayan

    Arghhhh ~!! Too much fluffy too much sweet! I’m getting diabetes!, no I already got it since I read this. Anyway, this is so fluffy!!!

    Thanks for the chapter desu

    // I’m really looking forward to what the Prince will do for our Bertia

    • LynneSuzuran

      Thanks for reading and commenting XD

  6. S.S. Shipwrecker

    Thanks for the chapter, even when he has low dosage of Bertia he goes off and does stuff, i shudder to think what him being deprived of her for a year straight would do.

    • LynneSuzuran

      …let’s not imagine that XD Cecil has to find so many distractions in the meantime, for sure!

  7. Yoga

    Thanks goodness I finally managed to caught up with this
    Thanks for the translation!you are doing an excellent job!
    Btw, is this series going to end?

    • LynneSuzuran

      Glad to hear that! By the time I’m replying to your comment, the series’ translation is completed ^^

  8. melisaartemis

    why do I got the feeling that Cecil is being cheated by Kuro?

    • LynneSuzuran

      Cecil’s rival is actually Kuro…?! XD

  9. Phour

    Thanks for the sweetness!

  10. SaMu

    It’s happening now!? *wiping my eyes furiously with a very wet hankerchief* I promised myself I won’t cry daaaaaaarn it!

    Thanks for the chapter.

    • LynneSuzuran

      You’re like Marquis Noches hahaha XD

  11. Nerara

    Awwww this is too cuteeee, I cant stop smiling awwwww. He’s too sweet for her awww.

    Thanks so much for the translation ❤️

    • LynneSuzuran

      And it brought smiles to my face when I translated it too ^^

  12. Iotadel

    This is so adorable! It sounds like it’s going to be a lovely wedding.

    • LynneSuzuran

      Yep, it is XD

  13. Marie

    Thanks so much for that sweet chapter :)))

  14. Kvetha

    Thank you very much for the chapter!

  15. anella

    Oh, geez. The first thing that crept into my mind when Cecil said ‘pregnant red-haired girl’ my mind immediately went to Heronia. o_O

    • LynneSuzuran

      Bertia’s hair is also red… right? XD hahaha!
      But now that you mention Heronia…!!

  16. Diase

    Did she change her name ? Bertia Ibil ?

    • LynneSuzuran

      Iirc another translator translated her name just like that. Or that was how the manga scanlation translated her name. I preferred that over “Bertia Evil”, so yeah XD

  17. Ashcheul

    Aw, I love this story.

    • LynneSuzuran

      Me too XD
      (As if it’s not obvious, haha! I won’t pick up a series I don’t love~)

  18. Alice

    Thank you very much for translating this sweet story 🙂

  19. Tsuki

    Shouldn’t she be 19???

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