[Yuri] I’m A Beautiful Woman In Men’s Clothes And A Villainess But I’m In Trouble ~ The Psychopathic Heroine Who Resembles My Lost Love Comes To Capture Me While Taming The Macho Man, The Masochist, The Idol Fanatic, And The Various Other Capture Targets~ - 2
After suddenly showing up in the middle of my afternoon schedule brief and busting down the doors of my room, the Saint of Light is now grabbing me by the shoulders and looking at me with intense eyes.
“Okay, it’s important, so I’ll say it again. If you don’t come to interfere with my life, I won’t be able to enter your Route, Marshall!” she shouted, explaining why she’d protested the proposal’s rejection.
Yeah, I’ve got plenty of questions, such as how Jade came to know about the nature of the complainant, how the Saint managed to break into the Dark Faction’s headquarters, and so on. But for now, let’s get to the important business.
“… What do you mean, you can’t start my Route?”
As I’d completely cleared the game, I understood what the Saint of Light was saying. Still, I decided to feign ignorance.
One of the selling points of the game was that it had a complete Yuri Route.
However, it was a little contentious whether or not a beautiful woman dressed as a man would count as a “Yuri” relationship… but let’s not argue about the definition of a “Yuri Romance” for now.
Anyway, the Route with the Marshall of Darkness can be entered by telling her that you wish to get to know her better. And if you successfully enter the Marshall’s route, the Marshall will…
Witness the Saint of Light get involved in the internal political struggles of the Light Faction, and the Marshall will save her from them while cursing her out…
There will be several events where they meet by chance in the city and the Marshall’s attitude towards her gradually softens…
And eventually, when the Saint of Light is threatened by both the Light and Dark Faction’s forces, the Marshall will save from them at the cost of her life…
Or so it’s supposed to go, more or less.
Moreover, the CG’s during the events where the Marshall saves the Saint are impeccably drawn, and it seems that the female fans who just rushed through the Route to 100% the game ended up getting seriously invested in it.
However, Mika was gunning for the Marshall of Darkness (me) from the very beginning… but let’s leave that aside. Even if I remember it, it’s not going to help me now.
Will all that being said, I don’t know if the game company expected it or not, but even against the other Handsome Boys on the lineup, the Marshall of Darkness (me) won 4th place in the official popularity vote.
So, in the original version of this world, the Saint of Light is unlikely to be pushing for the Marshall of Darkness (me)…
“That’s why I’ve decided that I want to fall in love with you!”
… No, it seems she was definitely gunning for the Marshall of Darkness (me).
I suppose I had escaped from reality for a moment, the Saint of Light gave me an intense look and mercilessly dragged me back from my mind.
No, it’s not just her eyes that are powerful, but also her grip strength on my shoulders… honestly, it hurts so much that I’m about to cry. But I endure because if I burst into tears here, that might destroy the Saint’s image of the Marshall.
I’m not too scared to be cowed by the Saint of Light.
Umm, in a moment like this, the Marshall of Darkness would…
“Get your head out of the clouds. I can’t see a reason to be in love with you.”
Yes, I’m certain she’d react like this.
“Why would you say something so ridiculous?!” the Saint cries. “Even though such a beautiful girl is coming onto you!”
Of course, I don’t mind the Saint forcing herself on me… no, now’s not the time to be thinking that. Somehow, I have to get the Saint to let go of my shoulders.
“What does it matter?” I said. “To start with, what about the Heroes? If you wanted a romantic relationship, why not take a partner from one of them?”
“The Heroes…?” the Saint said, looking surprised as she took her hands off my shoulders. Then, she folded her arms across her chest and tilted her neck in annoyance. “Yeah, I’m certain the knight captain, Topaz, is a charming gentleman with blonde hair and a chivalrous spirit…”
Topaz… I think he was at the center of the game’s cover art, wasn’t he?
Since he has the most opportunities to gain his affections, if you don’t specifically target the other suitors, you’ll usually end up with Topaz.
However, he was too easy to capture, so he was only in 3rd place on the popularity poll.
“Then there’s the martial arts master, Pomegranate, a reliable hot-blooded young man who looks good with his red hair…”
Pomegranate was… the 2nd most popular in the official poll.
To capture him and raise affection with him, you had to have your Strength stat above a certain value. I was wondering what an otome game was doing with a Strength stat, but the mini-game to improve it was quite fun and his story arc was a refreshing change of pace.
“Lapis, the Chief Magician, the delusional edge lord with the warm personality and who’s good-looking with his blue hair…”
The Saint tilted her head in the other direction as she spoke of the 8th most popular character on the official poll.
To capture Lapis, all the questions about magic and festivals in the East and West hemispheres must be answered correctly, every time.
What’s more, there were questions involving obscure festivals you couldn’t answer without a smartphone and a search engine. He asked what sort of sweets were always prepared for the summer festival of a certain town in the Western Kanto region. The correct answer was sake steamed buns, wasn’t it…?
Maybe all that hassle was why he was in the lowest place on the popularity poll.
“The Astrologer Lavender who looks like a black-hearted man with his long purple hair, but who’s actually kind underneath it all…”
Lavender… yeah, he was the most popular character.
At first, he’s cold to the Heroine and he doesn’t hesitate to express his displeasure every time they meet, but when you enter his route, he realizes that he actually does love the Saint of Light. You can enjoy the timeless classic shojou manga love story.
However, when deciding the Heroine’s birthday, if you don’t put in a date and time that was compatible with Murasaki based on Western astrology, you’ll never reach his True End.
More so, Lavender’s birthday is randomly assigned at the start of the game.
So, after that condition was discovered, it seemed there was a spate of astrology books disappearing from bookstore shelves.
When I think about it now, I think it’s overkill to make it a matter of birthdays…
“The bard Sea, who’s a green-haired playboy who’ll go all out for his true love… the Healer Ky, the cute boy with the light blue hair you just want to protect… and the ninja Ko, the pink-haired guy who’s fun to talk with.”
Just as I remembered, the Saint of Light spoke about the rest of the Capture Targets.
… But this otome game… I feel like it’s trying to appeal to too many audiences.
“But still! There are no bastards in the Light Faction who can match the Marshall!” the Saint shouted with a fist to her chest.
“No, there’s a lot of them,” I said. “And I don’t think you should be calling them ‘bastards’ and insulting them. They do a lot of good work, too.”
“Well!” the Saint chirped. “It seems you can say such kind things to the men of the Light Faction! What a generous heart you have, Marshall! Hey, Mr. Jade!”
Jade startles at being suddenly called. To think she roped Jade into all this mess–
“Yes! It’s as the Saint of Light says! The Marshall pretends to be cold-blooded and ruthless, but she puts her subordinates above all else! And yet, just because of her harsh tone, she’s feared to the end…
“Ah, Jade?” I asked. “What the hell are you saying?”
“But it’s so easy to see the Marshall’s true self!” Jade continued. “The Saint of Light must be destined to be with the Marshall!”
“That’s right, Mr. Jade!” the Saint continued.
I tried raising my voice as I asked questions but it seems that my words would not reach Jade’s ears.
Instead, I feel I’m having a conversation with the Saint of Light.
In other words?
This means the outer moat has already been filled!
How impressive, Saint of Light!
You move as fast as your namesake!
… This is not the time to be escaping reality.
“Saint of Light!” Jade said. “Please come to the Dark Faction to be the Marshall’s lifelong companion!”
“Yes, gladly!” the Saint replied.
The two of them have a disturbing exchange, acting like it’s a musical or something.
If events keep playing out like this, I feel that it’s going to cause some serious trouble in the future…
Yeah, let’s put a stop to this for the moment.
“Jade! Don’t cause defections in the enemy camp’s key figures without permission! And Saint of Light! Don’t be so eager to accept the offer to defect!” I yelled, stomping the floor with my military boots. I wonder if I went too hard…
“Eh?” the Saint said. “I said it’s fine, so it’s all good, isn’t it?”
“She’s right, you know,” Jade said. “If the Saint of Light defects to our side, it would be our wildest dreams come true, wouldn’t it?”
… Yeah, I felt stupid for feeling sorry for them, even for a moment. They have such annoyed looks as they complain to me.
“Jade, get the Saint of Light out of this castle before I change my mind.”
“Y-Yes?!” Jade cried. “Understood, Marshall!”
I’m not sure what to make of this. I’m not about to stoop to threatening my subordinates but if I don’t do this, this situation will never end.
“Saint of Light, please leave for the day,” Jade said as he hurriedly took the Saint of Light’s hand.
“Eh?!” the Saint cried. “But, I haven’t even started on the procedures to defect to the Dark Forces?!”
“I’ll secretly send you the paperwork for that later!” Jade said. “So please, get out of here before the Marshall unleashes her supreme attack magic!”
Jade’s desperate plea makes the Saint of Light sigh, perhaps she’s finally giving up. “Okay, I understand,” she said. “Well then, Marshall, I’ll be back again!”
… No, she doesn’t seem to be giving up.
As the Saint left the room with Jade, she stepped on the wreckage of the doors.
For now, it seems the storm has passed…
The Saint of Light was a reincarnated person, the same as I was.
More importantly, the Saint is trying to Capture me.
Even more so, she drew in Jade as a collaborator right under my nose.
And also, she shattered the doors to this room.
… For that last count, let’s just bill the Light Faction for repairs.
Regardless, my days of worrying about the Saint of Light are about to begin…
T/N: Names have been localized for easier reading and because many of them effectively means the same.
Hisui = Jade
Ougyouku = Topaz
Zakuro = Pomegranate
Rui = Lapis (Lazuli)
Murasaki = Lavender
Sui = Sea
Kai = Ky
Kou = Ko