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Volume 2, Chapter 3: I am now Five Years Old: Part I
“Yurushia’s fifth birthday party will be held in the castle.”
…What? What are you saying, Grandfather.
One week before I turn five, His Majesty suddenly said that and Father agreed.
At least, that’s what I heard..
As the grandchild of His Majesty, it seems that everyone in the territory have been invited for the announcement of my official “Debut” as a Duke’s daughter.
Personally, a party outside of the Touru territory makes me nervous.
To me, who had the mind of a peasant, even having 20 people was a big party,, but I heard a [Rumor] that more than 100 aristocrats and big merchants had requested to attend.
I heard another [Rumor] as well, about me being a [Saint] [Princess]. Rumors like that make me blush in embarrassment.
I remembered those children whom I healed… They were all saying things like “Saint-sama, Saint-sama.” with sparkling eyes. I also heard a rumor, said in whispers, about the church making it official.
Being given such a title by the church, is that normal? I hate it. Because of those hypocrites, I’ll be targeted by things like assassins or fanatics…
Oh well, I am a Demon, after all.
Consequently, I’ll have to put up with my debut in the Touru territory. Meanwhile, more and more people have been seeking permission to attend the announcement in the royal castle. Church officials will also be coming.
Father… your daughter believes in your ability to convince Grandfather.
Yup, it was useless.
You’re entirely hopeless, Father… I can’t say more. Taking Grandmother and Elea-sama on as enemies, you lasted for an hour… Isn’t that too weak?
“But… Isn’t this good…”
“What’s wrong…? Princess Yuru.”
One of Vio’s maids leaked absentmindedly after hearing.
The party is in four days. Since it’s not good to arrive at the last minute, we arrived in the Royal Capital with time to spare, and are supposed to stay in the castle until the party.
As a matter of fact, I’ve never been to our secondary house in the royal capital.
Staying in the royal capital, rather than in Father’s private residence or the castle, in the second residence were my [Sisters], I thought for sure this time I would be able to meet them.
Is this on purpose…? Impossible.
“Having my debut as the duke’s daughter in Grandfather’s castle… I surrender.”
“Thank you very much for your consent.”
Don’t thank me.
“But what makes me so [Special]? What about the girls of other ducal houses there?”
Surrounding the Royal Capital were five cities, positioned evenly around it, ruled by five dukes.
Recently one was lost and another gained.
“We have thin blood ties with the other ducal families. Outside of the Verusenia house, the deepest blooded house, the previous king’s brother’s son-in-law is in the Capel Family, there was also someone who married into the royal family through our former queen, but he passed away”
“… So in the end it’s because I’m his [Grandchild]?”
“That’s right, and Princess Yuru has been recognized as the [Princess] by His Majesty, filling the necessary existence of [Princess] in our country.”
In short, in diplomacy, when other countries have royal weddings and celebrations, we send a delegation to their country, if it’s a lesser country, we send embassy nobles, but if the country is larger, at least one person from the [Royal Family] will attend.
But, if the country is in a state of competition with us, we would hesitate to send a royal born [Boy].
Therefore, in the Holy Kingdom, there’s always been a [Young Princess] that is sent as an envoy.
Sending a young person makes people happier than if you send some geezer, it seems.
“You force the [Princess] to go…?”
That sounds absurd, Grandfather.
Isn’t there a danger to me? While I was thinking, Vio made a serious face, smiling a little bit while shaking her head.
“It’s only the public stance. Up to this point, your father… the Verusenia Duke, has been attending to other countries instead.”
Father, you were a diplomat. Seems I imagined right. But, public stance?
“When His Majesty summons you to the castle, it gives him a reason to give his [Favorite] Granddaughter an excessive guard.”
Grandpa you dummy.
Having me authorized as a [Princess] purely since you want to pamper my openly, didn’t someone oppose you?
“Then what happens to my [Older Sisters]…?”
Aren’t my sisters Grandfathers granddaughters as well…? When I incline my neck to look, Vio’s cheeks shook as she let out a sigh.
“Those people… Athena and Ophelia, they… it’s very, in regards to their behavior…”
What have you done, Elder Sisters.
I sensed an attitude like Elea-sama’s. When you say it like that, I become more and more interested in my Sisters. As a demon.
I’ve found out Grandfather and Elea-sama’s intentions.
Still, though, I don’t know why it makes such a difference that even the female knights would call me their “One and only Princess.”
So I asked a female knight.
“Umm… excuse me female knight-san”
I’ve seen the female knight that I’m talking to training in the garden of the royal castle, she throws her wooden sword out of her hand while correcting her posture.
The person next to her was hit, and crouched down with a nosebleed.
“I-If you will, please call me Sarah.”
At any rate, the [-san] when attached makes things messy with my speech, so let’s discard it off the bat.
How unpleasant. That child, out of all the maids, loved hugging me the most. For the time being, please let me down from your upper arms.
As I planted my feet firmly on the ground, the three of them including the maid knelt.
…eh?… What is this incredibly comfortable but strange feeling?
“… Umm, Sarah?”
“Yes, oh one and only Princess?”
Her eyes are sparkling… I wonder if she’s still in her teens? Sarah had brown eyes and hair, but her cute childish freckles remained.
“Why did you decide to become my escort knight?”
For the time being, let’s do small talk
“Yes, Princess. Two years ago, while I was training in the knight hall, I saw a notification that said “Who will dedicate their sword to the Princess? Female Knights wanted!” so we applied.”
They were looking for… what?… Who would reply to reply to such a suspicious ad? It seems to not be a joke, though, since the nosebleed knight is also nodding.
But really, Grandfather was planning since that long ago…
“So anyways… why do you only call me “Princess”…??”
“B-because, Princess is [The Princess]”
“Before, you said [Only], what did you mean by that…?”
Why did you say it in that way?
When I ask her, Sarah places her right hand on her chest and raises her left hand towards the heavens, posing and talking like a stage actor.
“Oh, Princess, Princess Yurushia. Your golden hair, your silky skin, and your golden irises have captured my heart. The moment I first but glanced at your adorable appearance, forgive my shameful tongue, to escort this Princess was such a great joy, I bragged like crazy to my brothers in escorting my local lord to the point of causing a fist fight…”
“Sarah-san, please stop.”
Hitting Sarah’s forehead *Pechi*, she shyly looked at me while blushing.
That’s not my hobby, you know. Ah, whatever, it leaked out, and she wasn’t scared, was she?
It’s like the suspension bridge effect, love at first sight.
“I’m not the [One and Only Princess], you know, I have two older sisters, right?”
She really didn’t know?
“Th-though of course I know, I heard those two… they… I haven’t heard many good rumors about them.”
Don’t look away; hang in there, Sarah-chan.
“I-I mean, the [Princess] is this holy kingdom’s [Face]. If it’s Princess Yurushia, we can boast to the knights of other countries.”
The topic was averted.
But, they have [Pride] in me? The best I can do is be [Intimidating].
“[Face] of the country…?”
“That’s right, with your appearance, like that of an angel; you are the Holy Kingdom’s [Princess Saint]. Princess is more than just a [Princess].”
Whether or not I’m a [Saint]… It’s really embarrassing.
Those knights have spread the [Rumor] they heard… It’s probably rippled out in every direction… how bothersome.
Half getting up off the ground, I use Holy magic on the nosebleed knight who was still crouching. These two people have truly dedicated their swords to me.
Yup, it’s impossible, huh…
Since I’m a Demon, after all.
The author really loves using ellipses before question marks, right…?
Also, I’m curious of how often folks skip past the announcement without reading it. I generally put down any schedule news in those, so when I get questions about that sort of thing, it makes me wonder…
Finally, thank you for your concern about my health. It’s nothing life-threatening, but it has managed to fill my hands/feet/throat/face with blisters, which is why the translation will be released slowly for the next two weeks, while I recover my buffer once it doesn’t hurt to type with more than three fingers.
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wow…so oblivious…her healing a nosebleed will cause many nosebleed from sugar overdose, the vicious never ending cycle of healing cuteness and nosebleed overload
lol the more she heals the more they bleed…. is it really healing if that’s the case?..
But she is a demon after all, albeit one of the fluffiest I’ve seen
I literally went ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶ to that…
Thanks for the chapter! Someone finally told Yurushia that she’s the fluffiest thing in the kingdom. Hopefully she doesn’t get spoiled like her sisters.
Hope you feel better, Tler!
Sometimes I read it, sometimes I skip it. Depends on mood, length of announcement, and if first sentence of announcement interests me
thanks for the chapter ~
For the announcements, it depends.
If I am catching up, I skip them without question.
If I am already caught up, then I gloss over them. If it starts with something like “Next release will be coming….” then I’ll usually read it. If it starts with “Isn’t Yuru just the cutest….” I’ll skip the paragraph or possibly the whole announcement.
If I were you, I’d have a planned release schedule somewhere. I like what BAP scans used to do, they put their schedule up on a public google spreadsheet and just keep it updated whenever something changed. Put the link at the top of every chapter, and you’re done. You’ll never have that problem again.
Basically making her princess is like putting her on a pedestal. How troubling for someone who doesn’t like being babied lol
Never underestimate the stupidity of your readers. Our stupid questions and comments will only infuriate you further. You must be like Yurushia, virtuous on the outside while absolutely savage in your inner thoughts.
I hope you’re feeling even more better. Try 100% apple cider; organic stuff can heal you
Thanks for the translation!
Well if I don’t read the announcements then I don’t read your comments at the end either. 😛
Thanks for the update – I don’t read announcements (mainly because I want to read the chapter) but I do read the end notes.
as always thank you for the amazing chapter :3
get well soon!
Well I always go straight to the direct link… but I usually read the end note..
… It must be 29 chapters???? *screams from making herself excited with speculation*
Also…. what the heck did these kids *do*?????
Thanks so much for all your hard work.
Your illness sounds horrible, I will pray to my gods that you do not become itchy.
I hate being itchy more than just about anything. When I had poison ivy, I ended up pouring bleach on my open weeping wounds. It hurt like a sonuvabitch!! But the itchiness was cured. I never resorted to that again until I got shingles. I put bleach on it again then. Now I just put something like menthol or tigerbalm on everything and it hasn’t gotten to the point where I would resort to bleaching it……
So the moral of the story is: try menthol before you try cutting open all the blisters and pouring bleach on them.
Haha she’s to adorably OP!
Thanks for the translation and Hope you get better soon! 😊
“I don’t know why they call me a saint” -> *proceed to heal some nosebleed with Holy magic* -_-
Thank you very much
Thank you for the chapter, especially as you had to type and translate in that state. Being covered in blisters sounds like an absolute nightmare so please don’t overdo it and rest up!
Poor Yuru, being too adorable is a curse.
Thank you for your concern, but I can safely say that I haven’t translated a word in a week. As the type of person who regularly goes to the container store, I just have 2 weeks worth of future chapters at any given time, since I figured this kind of thing would happen.
Thanks for the new chapter! I read the announcement most of the time before or after reading the chapter.
Sounds like a meeting with Yuru’s sisters wouldn’t have much benefit. Not unless they become so enamored with Yuru that they start serving her too.
Thank you for the chapter~
Thank you kindly for the chapter!
I always read the announcements before, but totally skip those boring translators notes at the end of the posts. ;>
Hope you get better, soon.
I’m curious about this “comfortable but strange” feeling. Could our Gold Beast draw nourishment from worship?
Stay tuned, the truth behind the Church revealed – their Goddess is actually a demoness! I’d laugh if that turned out to be true.
It is a possibility, for example I read Nurarihyon no Mago that [fear] was like faith and could give birth to youkais that originally were only stories and fictitious rumors …
This female knight is a poet lolicon?
Thanks for chapter
haha, i always have that picture:
Theres a cute little 5 years old girl, looking like an angelic doll in front of you saying ” I´m a demon! My Soul is dark, my Heart is Stone and my thoughts can freeze you over!”
Thats just so cute 😀
thanks for chap
“I sensed an attitude like Elea-sama’s. When you say it like that, I become more and more interested in my Sisters. As a demon.”
Thanks for the chapter