Story of a Careless Demon Volume 5 Chapter 1

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Volume 5, Chapter 1: I became Yuzu, Part 1


“Your memory must be muddled……? Yuzu, do you not remember us?”

“Kotone, you’re being too loud. You’re going to upset the poor girl.”

“Well, Yuzu remembers some things, but it seems like she’s forgotten things too. When she reads picture books or watches movies that we watched together, she might have all of these memories mixed up because of the heat, and can’t distinguish reality from fiction.”

“This…… is it not curable?”

“The doctor said that it should settle over time……”

“Yuzu’s body is rather delicate, so don’t try to forcibly remind her. You might make her even more damaged and cause her to run a fever again.”


“I understand, Father.”



…… I heard that conversation coming from the living room.

Father, Mother, and my elder brother and sister were talking.

… If you don’t want me to hear, you guys should really lower your voices…


I was thinking of heading from the top of the stairs to the bottom, the living room, but when I heard my family’s voices, I sighed and turned back towards my room where I had been sleeping up until a while ago.

The room was far away and quiet. Although it was only two stories, I think that it is quite a big house, having six rooms on the second floor… what is this house?

Still, I felt like it was far away as I was tiny.

I was a little girl whose height only reached the doorknob, a 5-year-old girl……

“Yuzu,” apparently.


Was my memory cloudy……? I certainly didn’t know what my name was until it was said, but it felt like the mixed memories were really real as well… did I ever see a movie like that?

Still, I certainly remembered more things whenever I looked at the inside of the house or met with the family. But, not all of it. There were a lot of things that I didn’t remember despite being shown a picture.

I wonder if I could live a decent life like this.


Yesterday, after I cried in that room, I didn’t remember that that girl was my “Onee-chan” and I was attended to by my Father and Mother who had come back from their work in a panic, before being taken to the university hospital.

So when the doctor said that my memory was going to be this way, I was like ‘mmhmm I see’ but my parents were rather dismayed.

Well, I’m still about 5 years old, so if I live normally in the future, all the memories that I’ve jumbled up will become filled with new memories…… if I am an ordinary 5 year old.

Even though I said this myself, but I don’t think that this was naive because of the strange memories.

In the fragmented, cloudy, memories, a black-haired me was wearing a uniform and attending junior high, and then I was golden-haired and in a European-style castle.

Because of that I could act like an adult and keep myself quiet, and while wondering if something was wrong, I was forced to go straight to bed.

Because of that, I am very busy now. But until I settled down for them, both the picture books and the TV of the room were sealed from me.

And so, since I couldn’t sleep since I was feverish, I went downstairs and heard my family talking about that.


Well, it’s nice to return to my room, but there’s really nothing to do. I’m not allowed to sleep on the adults’ bed.

For the time being, I decided to take a look at myself in the full-length mirror that was in my room. I don’t remember my face that well, either.

“……Ah, so that’s my face.”

When I looked at myself in the mirror, there was a black-haired girl in a thin pink negligee.

I don’t remember, but I thought to myself that I looked pretty… If one looked at themselves in the mirror and felt uncomfortable, they’d only feel anxiety about life in the future, after all.

I wasn’t very worried, because my onee-chan was cute too, but my face was actually quite good for a young child… it’s just a bit… unnatural.

And there’s that too… As a rich person, it seems that being a beautiful wife and mother and a groom have been arranged for.

But my eyes are droopy… Onee-chan resembled mother and looked ordinary, but I looked like a dead grandma with slightly droopy eyes.

When I looked at myself I looked sleepy. Indeed, if anyone saw me, they’d definitely say I should go to bed as soon as possible.

Well, it’s alright. Because my hair was shiny black and glossy, I looked like an adorable little lady.


“Ah ah ah, Yuzu, it’s no good if you don’t go to bed.”


While I was thinking about that, my onee-chan came into my room saw me in front of the mirror and called out loudly to me.

“Kotone…… Onee-chan?”

As I spoke out her name with almost no confidence, Kotone-onee-chan looked lonely for a moment… but then immediately smiled and lifted me up. It was unexpectedly powerful.

“That’s right, it’s Kotone-onee-chan~. Let’s go to bed, Yuzu.”

“……But, I’m not sleepy.”

“Oh well…… but only one picture book, okay.”


Togaki Kotone. My older sister. A third year student attending junior high. 14 years old. She’s got quite the age gap with me.

As you can plainly tell, onee-chan is very kind to me. It seems that it was caused by her lonely childhood, because both father and mother have been busy with their jobs and couldn’t be home much.

There were domestic helpers, but because they weren’t live-in helpers they returned home in the evenings.

Because she was often with her elder brother who was two years older than her alone in this large house, the two of them were very pleased that the number of family members had increased, and a sister with a great age gap, regardless of day or night I was beloved. …… so it seemed.

I’m sorry, but I don’t know for sure because my memory is hazy. Still it is pretty easy to imagine from the current state of affairs.


“Yuzu, I brought you pudding.”


When Kotone onee-chan put away the picture book, another person came into the room to pacify me with pudding.

Togaki Ohba. My onii-chan. A second-year in a private high school. 16 years old.

Errr…… why didn’t you knock? This is a girl’s room, onii-chan.

A five-year-old child really has no privacy.


“Aah, onii-chan, I was going to bring that over later to Yuzu.”

“Well, it’s alright for anyone to do it. Didn’t Kotone buy it?”

“So give me half, and give Yuzu half to eat.”

It was decided that I would eat it before I knew it.

Pudding…… I felt like it had been a long time. Of course, there is no child that hates pudding, so I was very pleased to get it.

Now that I mention it, when I got up, I was given an un-tasty sports drink and tasteless rice gruel but my hunger hasn’t abated at all. I didn’t notice it, but am I really ill?


“Here, Yuzu, say ah~”

“…a, Ah~n”

I was a little embarrassed. It’s because I don’t have the mental age of a five year old or as a younger sister, so even if it’s onii-chan, it’s embarrassing to have a boy that age take care of me.

But I’ll take it.


“Is it delicious?”


…… Oh no. What’s this… I can’t taste it?

I thought that my sense of taste had become strange because of my fever, but my fever is already fading, and I can taste the eggs, milk, and sugar properly.

I wonder what I should say……… From the pudding, I could feel the “richness” and “umami” of the egg and the milk. Perhaps the porridge that the helper made was also supposed to be delicious…… Maybe I did something bad by not finishing it and leaving it.

“Would you like to eat ice cream next?”

“If you eat only cold things you’ll ruin your stomach. Onee-chan will make you a hotcake.”

“No! It’s okay. I’m sleepy now that I ate.”

I shook my head at onee-chan’s cheerful proposal. I’m sorry, but any more of this ascetic behavior is impossible for me.

Maybe ice-cream would be a soft sugared ice, but hotcake sounds like it’ll be nothing but the taste of burnt flour.


It seems… I am strange.

I know things and understand things that I shouldn’t. I don’t get hungry. I can’t taste food.

As I laid down on the fancy bed to rest, Kotone onee-chan laid with me until I fell asleep, but she smelled like a very sweet fruit……


I felt for some reason like she was very ‘delicious’………


Author’s Notes:

Next time, let’s head outside.


App’s Notes:

Here we go again!


Piroton’s Notes:


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40 Responses to Story of a Careless Demon Volume 5 Chapter 1

  1. Anonymous says:

    Reaction 1: Where us Rinne??!!!
    Reaction 2: Can’t taste food, is she still a demon? Did she possessed another dead child’s body again?
    Reaction 3: Thanks for the chapter!

    • Mesaphrom says:

      1: Still in fantasy world
      2: most likely since she wake up from a fever
      3: of course!

      • faustrunner says:

        At the end of Volume 4, she says “Let’s go, Rinne,” so I was under the impression that Rinne came along as well. Maybe into the body of a boy or a cat?

    • aberdeus says:

      “another dead child”? maybe they weren’t fully dead when she takes over?

    • daiyuhao says:

      I think she possessed her past self at the point she died before becoming a demon.

      It seems she’s gaining the power over time and space like her onii-san. (Whom I presume to be Mephistopheles)

    • Ombre Longue says:

      1 : maybe blocked somewhere, or stalled, or in the “rpesent” when she is “in the past” ?
      2 : clearly, but i think she’s more like “come back” in her own body, from her first life BEFORE be a demon. Her life in “the world of light”. Before her death, maybe ?
      3 this story is realy good, even if the “dark+fluffy” as make me wounder and a little dreadfull at first, it realy work well in the end. And most of all, the trad is good !

  2. Mesaphrom says:

    Sleppy Yuru is okay too~

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why no comment yet?

  4. TheMoncrief says:

    This is a lot like how she became Yurushia in the first place. Dead child, family desperately begging it to return to life, demon moves in.

    So, almost certainly still a demon, but she doesn’t seem to be fully processing her memories of demon-hood.

    • Name moniker says:

      Wasn’t there some clause that Rinne mentioned where getting named alters demon/devils minds?

    • Binge Reader says:

      I start doubting that the author got lazy (or playinging the long run for big twist) but all the chap in this arc i have read so far (5-12) make me feel deja vu.

  5. Clesesia says:

    Thanks for chapter.
    At first I think she come back to her former body before became demon…
    To think she possessed another child body.
    Because she still have taste of demon, I think she still a devil.
    But are she still have her power? Or it vanished? I want some explanation.

  6. Anon says:

    Oh boy, that family ain’t gonna live long, they’ve got a satan in the house.

  7. Eroid says:

    An isekai japan? Alternate world?

  8. Dragrath says:

    Ok so Yuru is possessing another vessel huh… Interesting is it perhaps because her last body is incompatible with the “real world” she invaded? If I have to guess I’d say it is likely due to her form as Yurushia fully synchronizing with her demon self to become a true devil then reentering the demon world meaning she might have needed a new vessel to leave or at the very least a non magical body to enter a non magical world… Though I do have to wonder if she can or will eventually recover her demon/human forms…

    • Kei says:

      like @Name Moniker replied to a comment above, i think that her name being changed has something to do with it too. tho i also though that it was cause of the world at first, or maybe its both?
      there is also the possibility that whenever yuru posses a new body her memories go haywire, and the only reason they didnt before is probably cause the body was an infants

  9. Sherrynity says:

    Yuru is moving to another vessel. So… will the timeline still be the same? I hope she’ll get back to her previous world. Her doggies are waiting for her seaweed dishes…

  10. thanghe says:

    Togaki Kotone
    Togaki Ohba
    Yuzu Yuuko
    They have different family name. Also, Kotone & Ohba call her “Yuzu” instead of “Yuuko”.
    Are they perhaps under mind-control spell? Both Yuzu & Togaki family?

  11. jfsaucisse says:

    So many questionnns
    The wait is so hard T_T
    But also so good…
    Thanks for the chap !

  12. PhantomStarlight says:

    …I’m still lost.
    Thanks for the chapter.

  13. SUNOFA says:

    Can I ask what the author meant by a 5 year old with a thin pink negligee.

  14. Siddabro says:

    Thanks for le chapter ^_^
    Wow, so vague and abrupt. Too many quetions are going unanswered here! Anyway, what does it mean to “go outside”?

  15. Kiddie says:

    I’m calling it! She is a vampire in this life.

  16. aantia says:

    @Piroton , @App

    Rather than negligee, wouldn’t something like nightie be more appropriate? I can’t really imagine a 5-year-old wearing a negligee.

    • App says:

      She’s a bit of a pervert due to old age, I suppose. (In other words, we thought about it and figured it’s just as accurate, but funnier)

  17. Owl says:

    Interesting…. you know what kind of people our lovely little Golden Cat finds ‘tasty’ right? lol

  18. Kei says:

    The Fluffy-ness is BACK!!!
    Thanks for the Chapter~

  19. accountmadeforants says:

    So yeah, I have this playlist of kinda sinister songs for this story (mixed with some more mysterious, cheerful or fluffy ones, to skip to when the tone changes).

    I don’t think Bloodborne’s “Blood-starved Beast” could’ve picked any better moment to start than it did, just towards the end of this chapter.

    • App says:

      Personally, I’m more of a fan of the Cleric Beast’s theme for general epic horror background music use. (I read a horrifying story that recommended it, and I haven’t looked back on it since)

      • accountmadeforants says:

        Cleric Beast is how I stumbled upon the Bloodborne OST before even playing it (as part of a playlist of songs to use for DnD/horror atmosphere), so in a way I agree – when it comes to general epic horror music.

        But Blood-starved Beast was just so (and so much more) appropriate at the time I was reading it, I had to share.

        And really, all the Dark Souls/Bloodborne soundtracks are just fantastic. Ever so slightly outside of that, the music they used for the Dark Souls III trailer is a real gem for melancholy and things breaking down: True Colors

  20. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  21. Nezzy says:

    Hey thank you very much for translating this series, it is interesting to read something with this mix of… well fluffyness and at times action/horror.
    Lets hope Yuru gets her memories back pronto, she has a harem to return to after all!

  22. PerpetualRed says:

    Does anyone else hope that she just remember everything already?

  23. DOHere says:

    Thank you for the chapter~

  24. SantaRanic says:

    Saying that her sister smells delicious.. means that all this happy family is like a facade no? Since the delicious thing for yurushia is “that”…

  25. Oh my
    Thanks for the chapter

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