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ARNRBKM – Vol.2 Ch 21

P/s: Suggestions to improve this translation will be highly appreciated and I do not guarantee the accuracy of my translation

Translated by: Empress || Edited by: Sam

ARNRBKM – Vol.2 Ch. 21

Novel Raw: Vol. 2 Ch. 21 || Manga: I’m a Villainous Daughter, so I’m going to keep the Last Boss || Manga Raw: 悪役令嬢なのでラスボスを飼ってみました [JPN] || 作为恶役大小姐就该养魔王 [CN]

Thinking he had finally received a letter from his fiancee, Claude opened it to find a document titled『Terms and Requirements for Concubines』instead.

「Why did she write about that……?!」

Claude lamented as he covered his face with both hands. Keith gazed out the window at the heavy rain that had suddenly begun and threw out a response. 

「She seems to have misunderstood the matter of Selena Ojou-sama. It seems to me that the D’Autriche House has someone keeping an eye on things here. Perhaps this is Irene-sama’s way of showing her determination and preparing for things should you come to fancy Selena Ojou-sama?」

「Even if that’s true, why did she write this……?!」

「It probably has to do with her duty as an Empress. Something about being able to accept one or two mistresses for Claude-sama’s sake.」

Isn’t that great? Keith’s smile seemed to say. But Claude was thoroughly unhappy.

「……I understand Cedric’s feelings now.」

「Eh? What feelings are they?」

「I’m sure he wanted to test her. Like how can he make her yield or cry――how much can she take before it breaks her?」

Claude picked up his quill. If there was some kind of misunderstanding, he needed to know about it before anything else.

Perhaps feeling worried, Keith softly spoke.

「Please don’t test her. She’ll break up with you if you do.」

「I’m aware. ……The real reason she wrote this kind of thing is that I’m making her feel insecure.」

「Oh, is that so?」

「This is contrary to her claim that she is worthy of the title Empress.」

I’ll be helpful, I’ll be useful, so please don’t throw me away. Irene frequently, but unconsciously, reflected that idea in her speech and conduct. The wound left by Cedric was deep.

Thunder roared outside the window. Keith flinched a bit, then released a sigh.

「Please do it in moderation, My Lord. Tomorrow is the school festival, don’t you feel sorry for the students?」

「Ah, sorry. I just need to do that once……I feel somewhat calm now.」

「Good. You’ve called for Selena Ojou-san today as well?」

「Yes. ――Almond.」

Claude snapped his fingers as he called Almond’s name. Almond hopped out of a hole that had suddenly appeared in the floor.

「Deliver this letter to Irene.」

「……Demon King-sama, cheating, you do it?」

「Hmm? Did Irene say something to you?」

Almond’s red eyes spun around the room. He seemed to be thinking about how he should answer.

With a wry smile, Claude gently admonished Almond. 

「All of you know how I feel about her. Tell Irene that she’s a bad wife for doubting me.」

「Okay! Irene, bad wife!」

Almond, with a letter in his beak, jumped into the hole on the floor and disappeared. Claude snapped his fingers to close the hole.

「Have all of the monsters in the city returned to the forest?」

「Yes, only Beelzebub-san will return.」

「Bel can handle it, but don’t allow other monsters to come close to the city. That smell causes monsters to become strange――Protect the monsters that don’t heed my summons as soon as you’ve found them.」

Keith bowed his head, acknowledging Claude’s order. Sighing, Claude looked outside. The storm had stopped before he realized it and the sun was shining in a clear sky.――I am a terrible man.

Once he was done with his duties, he would make things clear to her.

Claude didn’t feel an ounce of guilt about his thoughts, as it left both him and the weather, sunny.

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