LDM – Chapter 252

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Persuasion

 

Maidence entered the room just as I started to sleep with Meat as my hug pillow.
This setup’s like a man just got caught cheating on his wife, huh. It’s a bit awkward.
I decided to just sit up and hear her out.

“Kehma-sama! What happened!?”
“What happened about what?”
“About becoming my fiance! Why isn’t it going to be you!?”

Oh, so it’s about that. I thought that she was going to ask about me sleeping with Meat.

“Hmm, I’m sure that I declined from the outset though? Also, if I had to say, Kuro is a much better choice than me.”
“Kehma-sama, you’re better! If it’s not you, I don’t want to!”

Maidence said that as she shook both her head and body. Her blue ringlets swung about.
What vigor. Guess she doesn’t want to have a girl as her fiance, moreover a slave girl… there’s also the possibility that she wasn’t told about it being a fake betrothal. It should be obvious that it’s fake since Meat is a girl, though.

“I am honored, but sorry, I have someone that I like. I couldn’t even think about being with another person.” [1]
“Having several wives split between the legal wife and concubines is commonplace for nobles. THEREFORE! Kehma-sama, it’s alright so long as you marry me and become a noble!”
“Oh? So that is to say that Lord-sama has concubines as well?”
“Yes, though they didn’t come to yesterday’s dinner.”

Is that so~… So that means there’s people other than Maidence who are qualified to manage the Godly Pillow?
Yudence, assuming you didn’t lie, you never said that Maidence was the manager. You didn’t break your vow… Well well. How many people are there that have the qualifications?

“A-also, Kehma-sama, do you prefer dressing up as a woman? If so, although I can’t become a man, I can cross dress as one while you dress up as a woman!”
“… Oh. Kuro isn’t the person I was talking about. I was talking about a woman, she stayed back in Golen Village.”

I was trying to figure out what she was talking about for a moment there, but I figured it out after a second. She probably heard that [Meat is a man] from Yudence.
Rather, what’s with that double cross dressing? It is a situation that pops up here and there in manga and games, I guess.

“In that case, isn’t Kuro-cha—… Kuroinu-sama already similar to being your concubine, Kehma-sama? Wouldn’t it be no problem at all to include just one more person—me—as well?”

It looks like she’s confused about a number of things…
… Well, she is just a ten year old girl, so I guess her being so confused after quickly replacing her fiance-to-be like that is natural.
It’s like suddenly being told [You must like this person from now on] and having your fiance decided for you. Much less a child that doesn’t know too much, she’s at a sensitive age. Her age right now is basically when she’ll be the most confused.

But thanks to that, I got some valuable information. I wonder if Yudence would know this would happen?
Well, whatever. He’s the one that tripped up first.

“Well, your current fiance is this Meat Kuroinu right here.”
“I said, if it’s not Kehma-sama——… current?”
“… Whoops, that a slip of the tongue. What I said was confidential between Lord-sama and I.”

Maidence appeared to have picked up on the hidden meaning there. How excellent these aristocratic educations are.
Maidence settled down quickly.

“Well, umm. Kuroinu-sama is gentle, much stronger than appearances suggest, and umm, is excellent enough to be bestowed with the title of ventulier at the age of ten, so I can’t say that there’s nothing better to wish for in a fiance… other than the dressing up as a female part and the name. Ah, perhaps being a beastkin, too?”
“Those are trivial matters.”
“… Trivial?”
“Yes, trivial. For appearances, using different clothes and using the name Kuroinu solves them. Concerning the point about being a beastkin, well, the racists can bark all they want.”

With that, I felt a tug on my clothes. When I looked down, Meat was looking at me with puppy dog eyes.

“Uhh, what’s wrong?”
“… I don’t want to change my name.”
“Y-yeah, you don’t have to change it if you don’t want~. Then just use the name when you’re with outside people.”
“Nn.”

Meat nodded. Looks like I got her consent.

“… Is that name so important, Kuroinu-sama?”
“Nn, important.”
“I-is that so? But Kuroinu-sama, no matter how I look at you, I can only see you as a girl.”
“Yeah, well.”

She is a girl after all. She’s not just dressing up as one.
… I wonder if I can leave the rest to these two youngsters and get some sleep till dinner?

Even though that’s what I wanted, it somehow turned into me telling her adventure stories again.
It went to the point that I even had to start fabricating adventure stories so I wanted to stop—but it wasn’t just Maidence who looked so happy listening to them, but Meat too.

“Like that, it’s said that Mr. Gold defeated, tamed, and mounted the brown bear while carrying his favorite axe over his shoulder.”
“Umm, why was it a bear and not the horse?”
“I’ve never heard it told with him mounting the horse and it playing an active role in the end…” [2]
“… Rather, wouldn’t it have been better if the bear was his mount from the start?”

Well, I don’t too much about kintarou’s fable in detail, there’s even a possibility that that bear was actually a human. I don’t know, though.

“Ah, Kehma-sama. It’s about time for dinner.”
“Oh, should we get going then?”
“Yes, please be my escort.”

With that, Maidence held her hand out toward me.
I stood aside, placing Meat where I was.

“… Shall we go?”
“… Yeah…”

Hahaha, cheer up! That’s your fiance after all.

 

*

 

“—And that’s why, through Kehma-dono’s express recommendation, that Kuroinu-dono became Mai’s fiance.”

Yudence gave the announcement about the fiance matter before the meal began. He didn’t say that it was fake, though.
The lineup of people was the same as yesterday, but the lady of the house, supposedly hearing about it before this, didn’t miss a beat and kept her smile up the entire time. The eldest son, Waltz, looked somewhat bitter, while Gierb stood up and struck the table.

“Hold up, that one’s a slave! And a girl at that! There’s no reason for someone with such an idiotic name as Meat to be Mai’s fiance!”
“Gierb. Kuroinu is a man.”
“That’s even worse! I won’t acknowledge someone I can only see as a weak woman!”

I wonder who he decided to tell that this was a fake betrothal… well, at the very least, it doesn’t look like he told Gierb. Waltz looks a bit doubtful, but maybe he told him since he’s the next family head?

Haah, how troublesome. Really, Dungeon Masters should only have to think about dungeon stuff. Seriously.

“Oh? Gier Nii-sama, Kuroinu-sama is powerful. He was able to easily run all the way from the central district to here. Wouldn’t that be impossible for you?”
“E-even so, doesn’t he look weaker than me?”
“Haah… Kehma-dono, could you have Kuroinu-dono display some of his skill?”
“I don’t mind, but Kuro is hungry. Can it wait for after dinner?”

Meat kept having to wait despite the food right in front of her, staring at it the whole time.
Today’s meal was boar steak. Aaah, the fragrance of that roasted fat drifting up and the salt and pepper… it looks tasty with just a glance. Can Meat endure such a great sight?
Nope. Please wipe off your drool.
Oh, Meat, you know how to use a fork and knife, right? Eh, you’re fine with chopsticks?

“Ah, right. The food would get cold, shall we eat?”
“Let’s do the mock fight in the garden after we’re done. Perhaps you may be an opponent for me?”

And so we did the fight after the meat. It wasn’t just the second son, but even the eldest son that loved fighting.
The result? Yeah, Meat’s overwhelming victory.

 

Footnotes:
  • ‘Person’ here is written as woman, spoken as person. Kehma’s implying female, but Mai, well… Return
  • I myself have never read/listened/etc the kintarou fable, so I may be misunderstanding Keima here… my apologies. Return

 


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26 Responses to LDM – Chapter 252

  1. Anonymous says:

    “about be(me) sleeping”
    a typo in a spoiler is kinda rare for you. good luck with your semester

  2. sodemas says:

    Thx for the chapter o/
    I missed this so much, thx for being back, take your time and keep the pace that’s better for you.
    I am pretty sure herr dad lied to her about all this, and is still planing on marrying her to Kehma

  3. Name moniker says:

    Glad to have you back! Don’t worry about slow releases, one writer I follow takes a year and a half to release each chapter. Hope that you stay happy and healthy

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kehma just break down and marry the loli already. You’re gonna make her cry.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is there a reason why this hasn’t been updated recently? Did the TL die?

  6. Cooktail-san says:

    has been a 9999 years since last chapter :V

  7. Skara says:

    {Here is a MTL and guesswork attempt at this chapter. Ziru, please come back. I am terrible at this.}

    “Although I’m honored, there is someone who likes me that would be unhappy. I can not consider any other women.”

    “If you are a nobleman, it is natural that you have more than one legitimate wife, so if Kehma marries me and you become a nobleman then there’s no problem!”
    “Oh, so nobles also have women on the side?”
    “Well, I did not come to dinner yesterday,”

    Is that so? …… That means those would qualify as administrators of the godly pillow aside from Mai O’Doll?
    I see… Von. Even if he wasn’t lying, he never said that Mai O’Doll was an administrator. He let me draw my own conclusions. Well then, how many people are qualified as administrators?

    “Well, Kehma and there’s that… do you like boys who have a habit of cross-dressing? Even if I can’t become a man, I can wear clothes and makeup!”
    “… Huh? Oh, my favorite person is not Kuro, it is a woman. She’s staying at Golen Village.”

    I thought “who is that?” for a moment… is that so? Did you hear that “Meat is a man” from Von O’Doll?
    I mean, girls dressing up as a man? Although it is a situation one occasionally sees in manga and games.

    “If that is so, Kuro-chan … Is Kuro not already a consort of Kema? There is nothing wrong with where another one is added.”

    Mai O’Doll seems to be fairly confused. This may be getting out of hand.
    …… No, well, this girl is about 10 years old, and it is natural that it will be confusing if you change your fellowship and fiance.
    It’s like telling someone “you like this guy from now on.” But that is so you can decide your own fiance. She is a child that can not be divided in many ways, and it is highly auspicious. That shouldn’t get out of hand.

    Thanks to the useful information included, did you understand this, Von O’Doll?
    Well good. First of all it happens that I got a rag.

    “Well, the fiance for the time being is Niku Kuro Inu here.”
    “So, if Kehma won’t – …. for the time being?”
    “…… Oops, that slipped out. What I said to the lord is a secret~”

    Mai O’Doll seems to have picked up the real intention of my remark. Excellent. Is this a noble’s education?
    She soon settled down.

    “Well, that Kuro is gentle, and is powerful despite their appearance. That, at the age of 10 it is already excellent enough to give the title ‘adventurer’, and as a fiancée it can be said that they have exceptional quality… except for their dressing habits and name. Oh, do you have anything to say as a beastman? ”
    “It’s a trivial matter”
    “… … Is it trivial?”
    “It’s trivial, you can change your clothes, just change your clothes, and let’s say that their name is Crowine. Well, as far as their nature as a beastman is concerned well, just let the prejudiced idiots bark.”

    And so, we selected clothes and such for Kuro. When looking around, Niku was gazing at these with a good deal of sorrow.

    “Er, what’s wrong?”
    “… I do not want to change my name.”
    “Oh, can’t be helped if you don’t want to change it. Then should we just use pseudonyms outside of the house?”
    “Hmm”

    Kuro nods stiffly. It seems that she was convinced?

    “… Is that such an important thing? Everyone likes you”
    “It is important.”
    “Well, that may be so. But Kuro-sama does look like a girl anyway.”
    “Yes, well.”

    Well because she is a girl. She doesn’t have anything extra.
    Well then, lets leave these young ones to it. I wonder if I could sleep until dinner?

    Although I thought that, I somehow ended up telling them stories about adventurers after all.
    You’ll have to forgive me, as my repertoire of adventure stories is limited – It seems not only Mai O’Doll, but also Niku is having fun.

    “Mr. Tarou said that he threw the brown bear down and mounted it, learning to ride a bear as a horse while holding their favorite Ax.”
    “Well, will he use the bear as a horse?”
    “I don’t recall them playing an active part as a horse … ….”
    “… Rather, wasn’t it better to use a bear as a beast as is?”

    I do not know Kintarou in detail, so there is a possibility that the bear was actually a human? I haven’t a clue.

    “Oh, Kehma, it’s about time for the supper.”
    “Oops, shall we go then?”
    “Yes, thank you for escorting me”

    Mai O’Doll holds her hand out to me. I gently changed my position with Niku’s.

    “……let’s go”
    “……Yes”

    Haha. Let’s make friends without being distant, since you’re engaged.

    *

    “- and as it was also a recommendation from Kehma, my fiancé was changed to Crowine.”

    Well, there was an announcement from Von O’Doll about the engagement before meals. There’s no mention of it being fake. The faces around the table were the same as yesterday, but did the lady of the house hear this in advance? Her face maintained a smile. Waltz’s eldest son was somewhat confused, and her second son, Gierb, struck the table with a dash and stood up.

    “It is a slave, is it not?! And she is a woman! There is no way someone with a strange name like Niku is a suitable fiancé!”
    “Gierb, Crowine is a man”
    “That’s even worse! I’ll not accept some weakling who looks like a woman!”

    Who can know that this is a faked engagement …it doesn’t seem like Gierb can be told about it. Waltz has a subtle face, is she listening for the next bit?

    Ha, it’s so troublesome. I want to go back to sleep at the dungeon already. After all I think that a dungeon master should stay with the dungeon, seriously.

    “Oh, Gierb onii-san, it seems that Crowine is quite powerful. While holding me they could run from Chuo Ward to this house. Is that something you would be capable of, Gierb?”
    “Even if you say so, they seem smaller and weaker than I.”
    “Ah …… Kehma, can I have Kuro Inu show their skills a little?”
    “I don’t mind, but they seem to be hungry, is it OK to start after meals?”

    Niku without looking away from her food, said she wanted to eat rice.
    Today is Boar’s steak. Oh, I smell the baked fat and grease I can tell at a glance that this will be delicious with just salt and pepper. Can you endure this, meat-loving Niku? No, wipe away your drool.
    Oops, you know how to use a fork and a knife? Would you like chopsticks? I also want to eat white rice with chopsticks, though.

    “Oh, that’s right. The cooked food will get cold, let’s eat it.”
    “Well then maybe I’ll have a simulated battle in the garden after our meal. I suppose I will let her be my opponent?”

    So, we had them fight a simulated battle after our meal. That is, not only the second son, but also the eldest son who loves melee fighting.

    The result? Oh, it is a victory for Niku.

    • Ziru says:

      Sorry for the trouble.

      • Skara says:

        Welcome back! No trouble, I know you’ve got your own stuff going on. I just wanted to make the next chapter available, cause I knew you would if you could. If it would help you out I could take a crack at translating something else?

        Correction:

        “The eldest son, Waltz, looked somewhat bitter, while Gierb stood up and struck the table.”

        I’m fairly sure it’s “The eldest son OF Waltz” which would be Raund. The sentence construction there threw me for a loop too.

      • Skara says:

        “He was able to easily run all the way from the central district to here.”
        抱 ->
        “He was easily able to run here, all the way from the central district, while carrying me.”

  8. k says:

    thank for the update

  9. LOTRfreak101 says:

    Welcome back Ziru! idk if your semester has ended yet, but if not I hope you can finish strong and have done well so far. take time with releases if you need to!

  10. Raphalice says:

    The fight wasn’t even given more than 1 sentence. XD

  11. Random Internet User (tm) says:

    Thanks kindly for all the hard work!

  12. Oak says:

    Thanks for the chapter

  13. Magnetic magnet says:

    A new chapter of LDM <3. What made Mai fall for Kehma that badly, his loli magnet powers?

    Thanks for the chapter.

  14. A random passerby says:

    Thanks for the chapter and welcome back

  15. zenlas says:

    Nobles doing pointless speeches when food is front of you are annoying.

  16. Ick says:

    I just wanted to thank you for translating. I just powered through the series up till this chapter and I think it’s one of my favorites.

    I appreciate the work you do. 🙂

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