Although I Was Reincarnated As The Villainess Of The Otome Game I Was Playing, I Only Bought It For The Bonus Mecha Action Game! "I Don’t Want The Guys, I Want Robots! Robots…!" - 5
- Although I Was Reincarnated As The Villainess Of The Otome Game I Was Playing, I Only Bought It For The Bonus Mecha Action Game! "I Don’t Want The Guys, I Want Robots! Robots…!"
- 5 - I’ll Give You Taste Of Your Own Medicine! This Is The Horror Of Lillie Rivale!
T/N: Misspelled Trison’s name, fixed.
Moving on, moving on, the battle between me and the guy I was calling the Golden Lord started somehow.
Of course, since it’s a simulator, we will be reproducing our robots with data from it.
It seems that his golden Sacred Machine has already been completely reproduced after he input the parameters himself.
Now, it’s time for my robot.
“… All customizable parts are unlocked, this is looking very good,” I said.
Yeah, it’s best to go with what I was already familiar with.
I selected the generic mass-produced Sacred Machine model, analogous to the *M or the **ku from Gu*dam. 1 I select the standard sword as my weapon.
And I’m done!
“… H-Hey, hey, Little Miss, aren’t you going to take something to shoot with?!” Lance yells.
“I don’t need it,” I replied.
Of course, there’s a reason for this: the Golden Lord’s Gold Aureo Zolota is a robot with massive amounts of firepower with a wide selection of guns as its main armaments. Its weakness is in its lengthy reload time but aside from that, it’s a high-spec, high-performance mecha.
So, this is why I’ll have no issues—
“Oh, the round start countdown is going,” I said.
“Hmph, I’m going to make you pay for getting carried away like this, kid,” the Golden Lord said.
In an instant, the darkness before me turns into a grassland, the sun is shining down on us like a blessing for my first fight.
Well, this is all just a simulation.
Countless missiles start rocketing towards me. I slice up each one with the sword and manage to get through unharmed.
“My, my,” I said. “Isn’t being nice to a lady just a basic rule?”
Now then, I’ve sliced up the first missile barrage, what’s next–?
“But it would be rude of me to hold back, wouldn’t it?” the Golden Lord taunts back.
There’s a massive energy signature on the radar! It’s the strongest attack of the Golden Lord’s Sacred Machine…!
“The Golden Cannon is firing!”
The instruments say he’s going at maximum output, but since I’ll know where he is, it’ll be my chance to attack!
I charge full-tilt into the direction of the energy signature, just 3 seconds after it popped up.
“Golden Cannon firing…!”
A destructive ray of golden energy was fired, but if I evade it by the skin of my teeth, I’ll have one hell of an opening.
Yes, because the Golden Lord has to reload after this, he’s really easy to deal with since he doesn’t understand the importance of evasive maneuvers.
Well, he was the first enemy in the bonus game, and if he’s a difficult opponent, that would be a problem.
“Wha…?!” he cries.
On a related note, my only using a single sword was to reduce weight so I can approach his robot before he finishes reloading. If I was poorly equipped with a ranged weapon, I’d be so slow he would have time to arm missiles again, I’ll have to get some distance between us and start a vicious cycle.
And the biggest advantage of closing the distance like this was that the Golden Lord had no melee weapons of his own.
On top of that, the high-power Golden Gun must be recharged after every attack and he can’t use missiles in close quarters lest he gets caught in their wide explosions, as well.
He’s a sitting duck!
“Wha, this is too close…?!” he yelled.
It’s no good even if he realizes his mistake.
“I’ll give you a taste of your own medicine!” I yelled. “This is the Horror of Lillie Rivale!”
Now, it’s time to swing that sword furiously, moving around like a dance.
Obviously, he tries to disengage, but there’s no chance that a mecha carrying such high-caliber weapons and equipped with such heavy armor could escape from this lightly armored opponent!
“Hehee, IT’S TIME TO END THIS!”
I split him in half like bamboo!!
Now there are 2 Golden Lords and his Gold Aureo Zolota… no, this is just a digital reproduction, right? Honestly, if this was the real thing, I’d be in a world of trouble.
Well, moving on!
“Raise your voices in victory…!” I cried.
Pose…! I’ll never forget the victory pose! Yea, that’s extremely important!
“WOAAAAAHHHH…!” the crowds yelled. “She just beat the Golden Lord!”
“She’s a genius!”
Oh my, the audience is going wild… praise me more! Come on, if you’re too hard on people, they lose their motivation and can’t get results! Praise me more! Better too much than too little!!
Wait, that’s too much excitement, isn’t it…?
“Hmph, not bad, not bad at all.”
Oh my, Golden Lord. Now that I’ve calmed down, I don’t think I know this guy’s name.
“I thought you were just some kid, but you are still the daughter of Roman the Eccentric, aren’t you? … Forgive me for my rudeness and the attitude, that was just my act for battles.”
It’s important to create a persona, isn’t it? And I had an act, too.
“Let me reintroduce myself, I am Marquis Gordo Necacimo 2, pleased to make your acquaintance.”
No, no, I’m sorry for embarrassing you, too.
“What are you going on about? There’s no shame in losing if it helps a fantastic young lady like yourself,” Gordo said.
… So he’s really a good person?! Huh, why did I treat this guy as a sitting duck in my previous life!?
I’m so embarrassed I want to die.
That was a joke, I already died once and I don’t want to die anymore.
“Haahaaha, seriously, though, being able to maneuver this fantastically… is she a genius, or is it just from her parents?” Gordo said.
“Oh right, her parents are Roman the Eccentric and Trison the Warrior Princess, aren’t they?” Lance said. “If she was weak, she would have developed her talents one way or the other regardless.”
“Hmm, for the sake of the future, Crimson Lightning, wouldn’t she be a good partner for you?” Roman asked.
“There’s a difference between freelancers and aristocrats,” Lance replied.
… Ah, the adult’s talk has begun.
Hmm, let’s see, now that this has happened, it would be nice to go where the kids are and go brag there.
T/N: Some notes from a discussion with the author:
The missiles are disabled since Lillie sliced off their explosive warheads. After that, the propulsion doesn’t explode or ignite to cause damage.
Parrying and slicing up missiles was neither a common tactic nor feasible for most pilots. It was only because of Lillie’s luck, abilities from her gaming in her past life, and her determination that let her do it.
The missiles are not powerful on their own, getting hit by one is little trouble, but several of them is a death sentence.
It will be a while before Lillie gets a proper Sacred Machine outside of a simulator. Roman is concerned that a modified cockpit will lead to her developing maladaptive muscle memory and fears that when she can finally fit a standard cockpit size, it will feel unwieldy.