I’ll Become a Villainess That Will Go Down in History - Chapter 64
T/L: Righteous Flower of Evil [carnationscans.wordpress.com]
Monitor Liz Cather….? First of all, why do they need someone to monitor her?
“We understand just how outstanding you are. That’s why you’re the only one that we can entrust this task to.”
“If you say it like that, then Alicia will feel like she can’t refuse,” Father rebukes the king before I have the chance to say anything.
“Um, when you say that you want me to monitor her….?”
“Liz Cather is the saintess.”
I’m not really surprised by Johan-Sama’s declaration, since I had already surmised as much earlier.
Honestly, I don’t know how I could have forgotten something like that. As someone who’s played the game to completion, I should have already known that Liz-san was the saintess.
I guess I was too focused on Alicia the whole time while I was playing to pay any heed to the heroine’s character setting. I mean, I couldn’t even remember what her name was, so I guess it is understandable.
But, I still don’t understand. When they say monitor, what are they expecting me to do?
“I believe you should have already heard that her magic went wild a couple of years ago, right?”
“She’s a very important existence for this country–“
“Right. I know,” I interrupt before Johan-Sama can give me the whole spiel about how crucial the saintess is for us.
“Then I’ll get to the point. Even if she is the saintess and holds astonishing magical power, if she doesn’t have the wisdom to wield her power well, then she won’t be able to perform the duties required of such a position.”
Come to think of it, there was that sort of event in the game where the heroine’s wisdom gets tested.
Oh yeah, I remember now. When I was playing through that part, I got a 0.
If I recall, all the options for each of the questions completely missed their mark. They all just glossed over the question, giving an answer that sounds alright…. if you don’t think too deeply about it. But none of them truly got to the heart of the problem. There was not one plausible option to choose from.
So, in the game, as the heroine, I was never able to participate in the important meetings that would decide the fate of the country. Which was honestly for the best, since the saintess is in an idiot.
“So, when we ask that you monitor her, we’re asking you to observe her actions and judge whether she has the wisdom to be able to bear all the burdens that befall this country. And, if not, we want you to guide her to ensure that she cultivates that capability.”
I understand all the words that Johan-Sama is saying, but I feel like I’m missing something here. Their plan sounds rather…. roundabout.
The gist seems to be that I need to determine whether she is wise enough to be at the forefront of the country, right?
But, what does he mean when he says that they want me to guide her?
Is he trying to say that until the day when her role as the saintess is finally revealed to the public that I’m supposed to mold her way of thinking? That I need to nudge her onto the right path?
…….I don’t want to do that! That’s something that a only truly good person would do!
I’m trying to become a villainess, you know. I can’t accept a task like this! That would destroy everything that I’ve been working so hard for.
Even if the punishment for refusing is being banished from the country, there’s no way that I can accept this job.
“Alicia, won’t you become a villain for us?”
….I must have misheard. What did the king just say?
“Um, I believe I heard you say you want me to be a villain just now……”
“Exactly. You won’t be able to tell anyone that you are monitoring Liz Cather. Furthermore, you’ll be required to use sharp, scathing remarks in order to change her way of thinking. And considering that Liz Cather is fairly popular within the academy, it is likely that you will not be looked on favorably for such actions.”
This feels like a dream. Isn’t this a once in a lifetime opportunity for me…..?Is this a gift from God for all the hard work I’ve put in towards becoming a villainess?
“So, in conclusion, you’re telling me to become the most evil person in the world?”
“I’m not saying that you need to become the most evil person in the world, but it is possible that you might be perceived as such.”
“There’s no need for you to accept this role if you don’t want to, Alicia. Just say the word, and we’ll forget this conversation ever happened,” Father tells me seriously.
Not accept? I refuse to even consider that as an option at this point. Why would I decline? I’ve never felt this happy before in my entire life! To think that I’d be able to receive this kind of task from the king himself!
This whole time I’ve been wanting to bully Liz-san, but in the back of my mind I’ve always felt a bit hesitant over it because I didn’t have a proper motive to warrant it. But with this, I have the perfect motive now!
There’s no doubt in my mind as to my answer. I’m only wondering how I should best express what I’m feeling to them.
“Of course I’ll accept. I’ll show you that I can become a truly phenomenal villain.”
Hearing my reply, relief floods the faces of all the men in the room. All, except for Father.
“You’ll become an outcast!”
“I’ll be fine, Father.”
“You’ll be hated. People will despise you!”
“You’ll be able to bear all that?”
What a stupid question.
What’s there to bear? I’m sure I’ll enjoy every single day I spend fulfilling this assignment as I attend the academy.
Father heaves a resigned sigh. My feelings seem to have finally gotten through to him.
“Even to your siblings, under no circumstances will you be allowed to–“
“I won’t tell anyone,” I interject before the king can finish speaking. I look directly at him as I do so, projecting all my ambition into my voice.
T/N: Phew. The conversations in this chapter were not flowing at all. But, after fiddling around for a while, I think it sounds okay now? Maybe?
Honestly, Johan. You were the main problem here! For a smart guy, you don’t seem to know how to get to the point. ‘Liz is the saintess’…. How is that answering the question!? I mean you got there eventually, but by that time most people would have already forgotten what they were asking about.
On a completely unrelated note, I really appreciate Alicia’s father. He wants what’s best for her, but resigned himself when he saw how determined she was to accept the council’s proposal. A++ Papa Arnold! ❤
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