Jingai Musume 180

A Decision Made Without My Consent — Part 1
Editors: Speedphoenix, Joker

The feeling that came over me as my body was deconstructed was bizarre to say the least. I was still conscious even after being disassembled; I was well aware of the fact that everything had gone dark. A few moments later, I experienced the exact opposite sensation. My body was rebuilt from the ground up. My eyes regained their function, albeit gradually, to reveal that I had returned to the true throne room. My trip to the demon realm had become a thing of the past.

I wasn’t using my own warp crystal. Mine had ultimately ended up in Nell’s hands as a result of a series of poorly timed coincidences. Fortunately, we had a spare. Enne didn’t need one in weapon form, so I had her assume it, borrowed her handy-dandy teleportation device, and beamed the both of us right back to the dungeon.

“Oh my…” My companion, Leila, voiced her surprise right as my eyes finished adjusting. She was well justified in doing so. The first thing we had perceived upon our return was the hero.

The half-naked hero.

She had gone stiff. Witnessing us warp in had left her so surprised that she had effectively ended up freezing in time. Well then… Looks like someone was in the middle of grabbing a change of clothes.

Our timing was bad, but it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. She was, at the very least, not fully naked; her bottom was covered by a pair of pajamas. The same, however, couldn’t be said for her top. The only thing that was hiding her chest from sight was the arm she had held in front of it. Her skin, tanned by the sun, almost seemed to glow under the dungeon’s artificial lights. Wait, I recognize those PJs. I’m pretty sure they’re Lyuu’s.

“…”

The only thing that followed Leila’s comment was silence. Neither I or any of the girls spoke. We simply stood where we were and engaged in a long, uncomfortable staring contest. Well then. This is awkward. I should probably say something. Yeah, that’d probably help break the ice.

Though I tried, attempting to speak didn’t work out, at least not at first. My first few attempts did nothing but make me look like I was trying to mime a goldfish. My brain had yet to finish processing the situation at hand; it was stuck in a loop. A good mental kick or two managed to remedy the problem, however, as I eventually managed to drop the fish act and squeeze out a greeting.

“You know, it’s kinda hard to tell when you’ve actually got clothes on, but you’ve got a pretty nice pair of tits.”
“Stop staring at me already, you pervert!”

I was about to say something snarky, something along the lines of ‘Pervert? Where? What pervert?’ but sadly, I didn’t end up having the chance. My expression had apparently revealed my intentions, as my face soon found itself greeted by her fist.

The sudden sucker punch caught me completely off guard and almost immediately robbed me of my consciousness. The last thing I remembered before passing out was groaning as I flew into one of the dungeon’s walls. Shit… I probably… shouldn’t have… said that…

***

“I trust you understand the reason for which I have demanded your repentance?”

Upon regaining consciousness, my swollen face and I soon found ourselves in the middle of the hall that was the true throne room. Lefi had demanded that I sit in front of her with my knees forward, my back straight, and my legs tucked under my butt. It was a traditional, Japanese pose, one that often signified either repentance or discipline. And in this case, it was apparently supposed to be the former.

I had to comply. The dragon girl wasn’t happy. She seemed to be exuding an imposing, domineering aura, one that served to indicate that she would not be taking ‘no’ for an answer under any circumstances whatsoever. She wasn’t the only one either. Illuna had done her best to emulate the dragon’s pose and aura, as she too stood before me with her arms crossed. To her other side was Nell, who, like the others, was far from happy and continued to flash me angry glares one after another. That said, unlike the other two, she seemed to be feeling a mix of emotions; her cheeks were still tinged a shade of red from the incident. Is it just me, or has this been happening a lot lately? I swear, everyone keeps making everything out to be my fault even though it really isn’t. What the hell, man, what the hell…?

“I believe it has something to do with the lady giving me the death stare, your honour.” Lefi was effectively acting the part of a judge, so I decided to play along and speak in a tone much more polite than my usual one.
“I am pleased to know that you do not remain utterly unaware of your misdemeanours. Now speak, confess the precise details of your sin!”
“I’m sorry, your honour. The issue was that I happened to see her naked.”
“Geez, Yuki, I know it was an accident, but you could’ve at least been a bit more considerate!” Nell immediately began complaining about my supposed lack of delicacy.
“You are mistaken. I would not have demanded an apology for a matter so trivial.”
“Yeah, Yuki! You heard her! You better be mo—wait, what?”

Lefi’s response caught Nell completely off guard. The hero ended up cutting her own lecture short with a double-take the moment she finally realized that the two of them weren’t on the same page.

“My anger stems from the manner in which you have dealt with the opposite sex. It appalls me to know that you have invited yet another woman into your abode. And that is but merely half my complaint! I have been informed by both Leila and Enne that you remained completely unreserved in your interactions with other women. You continued to seduce them despite my explicit warnings. I cannot believe you! What part of my instructions have you failed to understand!?”
“O-oh, that’s what you meant… She’s still right, Yuki! You heard her! What’s wrong with yo—wait a second! Did she just imply I was seduced!?”

Again, Nell hopped on board and began admonishing me, only to do a double-take the moment she realized that her thoughts differed from the dragon’s. Oh Nell, you derpy little thing.

“Why do you laugh, Yuki? Do you not understand that I have ordered you to reflect upon your actions?”
“I’m sorry, ‘your honour,’ I’ll totally ‘carry out my sentence’ or whatever. But first, I’ve got something I need to say.” I kept up the whole judge facade, but reverted to my usual, overly-casual tone. I even threw in a bit of sarcasm, just ‘cause.
“And what would that be?”
“So, I’ve kinda got absolutely no memory of doing any of the stuff you’re accusing me of. Iunno what you’ve heard, but I’m totally innocent.”
“Hah!” She snorted. “A more brazen lie, I’ve never heard. Enne, I call you to the stage. Provide your testimony at once!”
“Mmk…” The sword girl standing behind Lefi, stepped forward.

She wasn’t really what I would call easy to read. Her expression basically never changed. But as of late, I had become capable of discerning the subtle differences between her various emotions. That was why I could tell that, for one reason or another, she didn’t exactly seem all that happy. In fact, she was very much like the others in the sense that she too was looking at me like I was some sort of criminal.

“Master was smitten by the girl with cat ears. And the demon with the big chest.”

Big chest? Oh, she must mean the Rouinne chick we met on the coach. It didn’t take me much effort to recall the girl in question. Unlike most of the other people I’d met, she was memorable, in part because of her shapely figure, and in part because she was the type to wear a good bit less than she probably should.

“Behold! A witness present at the scene of the crime speaks against you!” said Lefi. “There is little more for you to say in the face of such solid evidence!”
“Yeah! There’s no way you could possibly talk your way outta this one!” Again, Illuna mimicked Lefi; she too raised a hand as if making a declaration. Awwwww. That’s adorable. What a cutie pie.

“L-Look, I know things are looking pretty bad for me, but just listen. I can explain,” I said. “You see, that’s just how Enne saw things. It wasn’t how they really were. The truth is that I’m totally innocent. The whole cat girl thing was driven by curiosity since I’d never seen anything like her before. And I wasn’t into the girl with tits either!” Of course, a part of my lack of interest had stemmed from Enne herself. My trusty sword had always made sure to butt in before I lost control. Like damn, she’s so good at shutting people down that she’d put Gori to shame. Hell, she could probably even deny his signature Gorilla Dunk pretty easily if she felt like it.

“Mmrphh…” Enne groaned in dissatisfaction. “Bad master. No lying.”
“Oh come on. I’m not lying. You just had it all wrong. Like come on, why would I go girl hunting when every bit of love I have to spare is already being eaten up by you girls? We are family, after all. Besides, I’m already married to the best girl this world has to offer. There’s no reason for me to ever bother going after anyone else.”
“I-I suppose that certainly is the case.”
“Wow! Thanks! I love you too, Yuki!” giggled Illuna.
“Mhm. Me too,” agreed Enne.

Going on the offensive worked. Illuna and Enne were both struck by a sudden burst of embarrassment. Lefi had it even worse. She blushed as she began to stammer and trip over her own words.

“W-wait, girls, stop! Don’t let him trick you! He’s just trying to distract you and make you forget why you were mad at him!” Unfortunately, the individual I had failed to include in my appeal had caught onto my plans. Argghhh, I was so close! Damn you, hero! Curse you and your ability to foil my carefully constructed plans! I bet it’s just cause I’m a demon lord!

“W-whatever the case, you must endeavour to revise your attitude!” stuttered Lefi. “Y-you must be more careful in your treatment of the opposite sex!”
“Sure thing, wifey. Will do.” I zoned Lefi’s lecture out and started casually nodding along as she spoke.
“And as you are my h-husband, it is imperative that you act the part. You must always carry yourself in a manner befitting that of the Supreme Dragon’s mate should you leave our lair!”
“Aye aye, wifey. Orders received.”
“It pleases me to know that you are willing to abide by my commands. I would not mind putting an end to your admonishment so long as you do not forget what I have said to you today.”
“Roger that, wifey. I got it.”
“Excellent,” said Lefi with a smile. “Then I suppose I have no qualms with you claiming another bride. Very well. I permit you to take Nell as one of your mates.”
“Thanks, wifey. I’m glad you’re so understa—”

Wait.

What?

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59 thoughts on “Jingai Musume 180

    1. The translator has to be a sadist doe making me have to wait a week for the next chapter.
      #SnuffOutJoker

      Thanks for the chapter~

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    2. Realistically speaking, it was pretty obvious how Lefi had decided to arrange things from the fact that Nell was lounging around the throne room half-naked. I get that Nell might not have understood the implications of being invited to treat the place like her personal quarters, and Yuki seems to have been too panicked to parse the exact circumstances (besides not understanding the obvious implications of giving a girl magic jewelry that teleports her straight to his bedroom, which he currently shares with his wives), but from “you don’t have to apologize for seeing Nell half-naked when she’s getting ready for bed…which she’ll be sharing with one of your wives” it was clear Lefi wasn’t planning to conceal her understanding of the situation.

      Heck, Nell is standing in the line-up of current wives confronting the ‘adulterous’ Yuki by invitation.

      That said, I think that Lefi’s definition of ‘adultery’ is pretty elastic, possibly owing to not being entirely clear on what sorts of activities are properly reserved to marriage. I think Yuki may be partly to blame for this, as he has given her some pretty mixed messages on that account (also, Yuki persists in failing to realize that everyone else counts Illuna as being his wife).

      Yuki is in for a world of trouble once Nell starts giving Lefi more reliable (if still biased) information on human standards of marital conduct.

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    1. I have a suspicion that’s entrapment at play, unfortunately… it’s gonna be followed up by a “I KNEW IT, YOU PHILANDERER!” or something like that.

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      1. While that would be the most amusing scenario… has Lefi every really done anything like this before?

        Hell, the only thing she’s ever really done against / to tease Yuuki was the issue with the honey gathering and leaving him hanging a bit.

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    2. It’s not exactly immediate.

      It’s been two days since Nell was sent to the dungeon. No doubt Lefi inquired as to the circumstances of her being sent there. Even if Nell didn’t overtly mention that she confessed to Yuki after realizing that the thing she regretted most about dying was not getting another chance to see him, she’s terrible at hiding her feelings and Lefi already knows anyway.

      Lefi may be quite naive and silly in many ways, but her intuition about Yuki’s womanizing is terribly sharp. She’s known that Nell was basically an inevitable addition to the harem since watching Yuki laugh at her reactions to his ‘haunted house’. She suspected it from the first moment Yuki laid eyes on her.

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  1. That was unexpected. I don’t quite understand Lefi’s thoughts. She wants Yuki to stop interacting with other women but allows him to take him a third bride?
    Looking forward to the next chapter! Because I want to read Nell’s reaction of Lefi since she didn’t know that the lolidragon was the Supreme Dragon.

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      1. It’s pretty clear Lefi already considers him married to most of the girls he lives with per the girls night side story and the whole reason only the maid went with him was it was to be her ‘turn’ but the events with the hero torpedoed that plan.

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  2. Them girls should learn the technique “Impregnable guard” of Arisa and co from desumachi, and stop trying to punish Yuki for girls jumping at him, and on him. I mean, if someone is kind enough to show a great sight, better enjoy it, and if a cute cat girls wants to talk, you should be allowed to answer. These girls have a ton of jealousy. Well, Yuki is really good at dealing with them.
    Thanks for the chapter! Awesome translation! God bless you

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    1. Enne is doing a good job guarding.. but then blames him for it after the fact anyways.

      He didn’t voluntarily lay his hands on any girls. He’s innocent. The end. But that’s not a very fun story.

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      1. Headpats are our revenge for making us wait (joke). Also do you hate it or are you just playing along with a running gag?

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  3. Thank you for the chapter!
    It was so sudden! And i think for Nell it would be a big surprise too. Can’t wait to see her reaction! And for Lefi being a Supreme Dragon too.

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  4. Thank you for the translation update…. I had to read twice the last part, I expected Nell to become his mistress but not exactly sure this is what I had in mind.

    At least I never imagined it would be Lefi the one to suggest it.

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  5. What is this wife wearing? I can’t say she’s wearing the pants in this relationship since she allows stuff and even agrees to allow other women into the harem. It’s like she’s got flared pants on.

    I do kinda want Illuna to start thinking instead of just playing around. I also hope that his sword stays in that position, I somewhat doubt it though. Since sword babies sound crazy!

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  6. I was going to say something about how it took me this long to get irked by the constant repeated repentance of Yuki for having so much as breathed the same air as the opposite sex, but that ending sure came out of nowhere. I wonder what the girls talked about with Nell while he was gone.

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  7. I have a feeling that Yuki isn’t quite ready for that kind of commitment just yet.

    This seems like it is less permission to take liberties and more a demand he take responsibility.

    I mean, the liberties he’s been taking (peeking at what’s on display, expressing satisfaction and interest, smugly flaunting his popularity) are not perfectly genteel behavior but hardly grounds for perpetual continuous redress.

    Yes, he was being a little too insincere about expressing remorse…but that is not a great prelude to insisting on marriage.

    I also sense that Nell’s consent to this arrangement was not obtained in advance. I’d think that, if not for Yuki trying to squirm out of this sudden marriage, she might be actively opposing it herself. But of course, between her own feelings and the natural reaction to the recalcitrance Yuki is about to display, her objections will be more or less merely for the sake of appearances.

    I definitely hope that the remainder of this scene is presented from her perspective. That would be maximally hilarious.

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  8. Yuki.exe has stopped responding
    Nell.exe had stopped responding

    Windows

    A fatal exception WTF? has occurred at 1740:11201904 in CBT JM(180) + 11201904. The current application will be terminated.

    *Press any key to terminate the current application.
    *Press CTRL+ALT+DEL again to restart your computer. You will lose any unsaved information in all applications.

    Press any key to continue

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  9. Thanks for the chapter desu~

    And Lefi suddenly throws in a bombshell statement.

    Did I expect this to happen at some point?
    Yes, as this story has a harem tag.

    Did I expect this to happen in this particular situation?
    No. How did Lefi come to that conclusion? It’s not apparent at all that Yuki loves Nell; Leila didn’t become Yuki’s husband because Lefi completely forbid Leila from having him for herself, so this was an unexpected outcome.

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    1. Harem tag was fulfilled once Illuna moved in, since Lefi was already flirtatiously living with him and Illuna’s living arrangement wasn’t decided till after she drank Yuki’s blood, which both Illuna and Lefi understood to pretty much seal the deal (Illuna may not understand exactly what the deal is, but she definitely considers it sealed). Simultaneously developing romantic relationships with more than one woman counts as harem, even if some or all don’t reach marriage.

      Nell isn’t even third. Princess Iryll has obtained Yuki’s promise to ‘abduct’ her (with her father’s consent) at some future date. It’s pretty clear she has at least as good a general understanding of what she’s after as Illuna does, and is quite determined to have Yuki make good.

      I’m on the fence as too whether Leila and Lyuu do or don’t already count. While both of them offered their consent to be mistresses on moving in, Illuna and Yuki (but not Lefi, except by implication) objected to such an arrangement, thus strictly speaking it was not a “development” so much as an amusing misunderstanding. On the other hand, Lefi regards Leila as sufficiently valuable to make offering her a position as a wife plausible. Lyuu’s position is a bit more tenuous (which seems to genuinely discomfit her).

      Of course the Demon Realm King can’t exactly afford to allow Yuki to be closely tied to a major human nation by two highly politically significant fiancees without making some kind of response. Since actively trying to interfere with something the Supreme Dragon has approved is national suicide, I expect the efforts to match/exceed the number of ties to the Demon King’s government to become a major theme (entertaining, as Lefi et al are already on guard against it).

      So Nell is probably fifth, with Leila being the secret (from Yuki, if nobody else) third fiancee and Lyuu probably soon to come in sixth once Yuki gets around to telling her parents he’s been living with her for the last how long. Lefi will play the role of “shotgun” if Yuki tries to wriggle out of it.

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  10. I saw it coming a mile away, but I kept reading…. I guess this is my proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back”. Just gonna drop this male power fantasy harem trash. Sick of the neck beards in the comments defending bad writing and acting surprised when the “main girl” *allows* him to *keep* another woman. More trash in a sea of trash supported by trash.

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