I’ll Become a Villainess That Will Go Down in History - Chapter 27
T/L: Righteous Flower of Evil [carnationscans.wordpress.com]
When we had returned home, Finn-Sama, Gayle-Sama, Curtis-Sama, and Duke-Sama were there waiting for us.
“Did you guys go somewhere?” Alan-Oniisama asks outright the moment we walk in.
Sorry Alan-Oniisama…. It hadn’t been our intention to leave you behind like that, it just sort of happened that way…..
So please, there’s no need to sulk so much.
“We went to the town for a bit.”
“And on horseback, no less,” Henry-Oniisama and Eric-Sama say before I have a chance to reply.
I wonder why Duke-Sama is glaring like that at Eric-Sama and Henry-Oniisama…?
“Don’t tell me… you shared a horse with Ali-chan?”
Ali-chan?? That’s the first time I’ve ever heard someone call me that.
As expected of Curtis-Sama, such a lady-killer.
“Nah, Alicia rode one by herself,” Henry-Oniisama says, laughing.
Hearing this, Duke-Sama’s expression softens slightly.
“Aww, I wanted to go on a date with Alicia, too~” Finn-sama says, a smile breaking out on his face.
To all the shotacons living in this nation, please take a good look. This is a face that I’m sure you’ll all faint for.
But in the first place, that wasn’t a date. How could three people going somewhere be considered a date?
“Ali-chan, is there anywhere else that you’d like to visit?” Curtis-Sama asks, glancing at me.
Just from this small interaction, I somehow get the feeling that he’s already quite familiar with how to treat women.
Hmm, somewhere that I’ve been wanting to go…..
“I have been wanting to take the sword skills test….”
But before Curtis-Sama can reply to my musings, Albert-Oniisama cuts in.
Instant rejection!? That’s a bit offensive.
“But you, Alan-Oniisama, and Henry-Oniisama are all allowed to go, so why can’t I?”
At my sudden inquiry, Albert-Oniisama thinks silently for a moment before answering.
“Because you’re a girl, Ali.”
……What sorry excuse for a reason is that!? That’s so unfair!
“It doesn’t make sense that I can’t take it just because I’m a girl.”
“Nevertheless, no means no.”
“That’s so unreasonable! If you won’t let me go, then you should at least be able to give me a justifiable reason for why I’m not allowed!”
Albert-Oniisama seems at a loss for words at my retort.
And in that instant, the friendly mood from before is all but forgotten as the whole group sinks into an awkward silence.
I guess this is what you’d call a tense atmosphere.
When I speak, my voice resounds throughout that whole deathly silent room.
“I’ve been learning how to wield a sword because I want to become stronger. And to continue to do that, it’s imperative that I know what level my skills are currently at!”
“Regardless, I can’t allow it.”
“Alicia!! That’s enough!!” shouts Albert-Oniisama. This is the first time he’s ever yelled at me.
It’s probably even the first time he’s ever gotten mad at me before. Ever since I was little, no matter how willful or selfish I was acting, he would always smile and laugh it off…. But not this time.
Naturally, at this moment I can feel my eyes growing misty.
Not like I can help it though. I am still only a 10-year-old girl after all. Of course I would feel like crying after being yelled at.
Not because I’m sad though. Rather, they are tears of anger and frustration.
Why am I the only one who’s not allowed to take the test?
I doubt that it’s written anywhere in the rules that women aren’t allowed to attend….?
So is it because I’m a noblewoman?
No matter how I think about it, I just can’t understand.
“Alicia, I’m sorry for yelling,” Albert-Oniisama apologizes, reaching over to pat my head.
But before he can touch me, I bat his hand away.
Albert-Oniisama, I’m a villainess, you know…..
At my callous action, his eyes go wide and his whole body stiffens.
“Apology not accepted,” I say while looking straight into Albert-Oniisama’s eyes.
The air in the room seems to freeze over at my cold remark.
….After being yelled at I was seriously livid, but as each moment passes by, my anger is calming down quite quickly.
I never can stay angry for long.
I might have been stubbornly questioning the injustice of not being allowed to go, but honestly I already knew that there was nothing that I could say to make him change his mind. And even if I could, there’s no way Father would have given his permission anyway.
But what should I do now…..? I can’t stand this uncomfortable ambiance.
I guess my only option is to act like I’m still angry.
So, without a word I stalk out of the room.
The moment the door shuts behind me, I take in a huge breath of air and let my tense muscles relax a bit.
Today was so tiring….. I should just go to bed.
I feel a bit bad that I left Albert-Oniisama and them in such an awkward situation, but right now I just feel so satisfied with myself.
I had acted so perfectly villainous that I can hardly contain my excitement! My demeanor and lines were so amazing, I was practically a model villainess!
And so, with a small skip in my step, I happily head off towards my room.
T/N: Lol, this chapter brings me back to my childhood. That “but whyyyyyy” argument brings back such fond(?) memories XD It was so frustrating being told you can’t do something, but then not being given a good reason to not be allowed. That’s definitely one thing I love about being an adult. Don’t worry, Alicia, I’m sure your time will come soon enough~!
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