Kaidou Osamu (皆藤 修)
Kaidou Reiji (皆藤 玲二)
Your relationship with the two men continues without change.
Osamu, the older brother, envelops you extremely gently while Reiji, the younger brother, desires you intensely to the end.
Either one you marry, if you can, would be an ideal marriage in their own way. That is what seems to weaken your resolution. Do you go for a relationship which has been softly nurtured or do you go for a longing intense enough to rob away everything.
Which person do your feelings lean towards?
Thank you to Yunfa for the commission! R18 warning and light incest, shaving. I am tackling the entire compilation, which is made up of three volumes, and you can grab this on ENG DLsite or JP DLsite.
Clovis Orlandi (クロヴィス・オルランディ)
The second son of the Orlandi House, a lineage of knights, and the captain of the Imperial Knights, who guard the Duke of Aldonaut and his house.
Because he was born to enlist into the Imperial Knights, he frequently visited the duke’s house since childhood and often played with you, eight years his junior, as a childhood friend and caretaker.
Presently, he shows no traces of those times and serves you as a strict knight, as well as severely admonishing you.
“I will protect you with my body, soul, and everything I place my pride on—“
In the Kingdom of Tilia, it was decided that you, a daughter of the Aldonaut House, was to marry into the royal Laurus House in the neighboring country.
To celebrate your marriage a masquerade ball, which was in fashion, was held.
It was a gorgeous night where resplendently dressed men and women wearing masks were covered in the smell of secrets.
It should have been your last enjoyable memory of freedom as an unmarried daughter—
But chaos descended on the masquerade ball when displeased countrymen intruded without warning.
You escaped into an anteroom during the mayhem, but what you saw there was a bloody and collapsed duke, your father— and your younger half-brother, Leo, who raised his hand against him.
Thank you to Jasper for the commission! R18 warning and nothing too bad in terms of warning, uh, there’s chastity belts, some lack of hygiene, and just a bit of watersports involved in the bad end tokuten though? Just in case that bothers anyone. On another note, you can also get this on DLsite but it seems like JP side only.
[The Duke of Aldonaut]
This house has the right to inherit the throne as a branch of the royal Tilia House.
Their lineage repeatedly married within itself and produced a great number of “Bloody Queens” as a result of a bloodline fallen into madness and, due to this, they have now reduced the frequency of their close marriages.
Despite Duke Aldonaut having a status second to the royal house, due to producing many Queens in the past, the legend of “The Bloody Queen” does not allow members of the Aldonaut House to inherit the throne.
[The Bloody Queen]
The daughter of the Aldonaut House who married Tilia’s Fourth Prince 400 years ago.
She was an unparalleled beauty, whose appearance could even ruin a country.
The First, Second, and Third Princes either died young or lost the fight to succession, and so it was the Fourth Prince who inherited the throne. The duke’s court rank ascended in an instant upon his daughter becoming queen and he was prosperous.
Eventually, the queen descended into madness and, using her charm, emasculated the king and controlled the royal house with him as her puppet. At the same time, she ruled over the people in tyranny and bound the country’s people with terror.
Not only did imprisonment and execution become a daily part of the royal capital, but the queen herself began to torture slaves to death for her own enjoyment.
It escalated after that to gathering and bathing in the blood of young men, collecting jars of excised organs and genitals, and she was said to have plausibly transformed into a grotesquely sexual deviant.
[The Kingdom of Laurus]
The country located next to the Kingdom of Tilia, ruled by the royal Laurus House.
It is a small country similar to Tilia, but their national powers rival each other. Presently, both countries are maintaining peace after the war which occurred 50 years ago, but the antagonism at the center of the older generation remains behind and there is a sense of tension similar to treading on thin ice.
This whole series is interconnected, by the way, with an amazing twist in the last volume. But it’s not really necessary to listen to them in order. They just sort of mention the actions the other men were taking in the previous volume(s).
IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m re-arranging the track orders to account for the tokutens and finishing with the happy end, so please note the changed track numbers if you’re listening along to this translation. Thank you!
Okay, now I’m truly done with this book. Thank you all for coming on this journey with me! There’s actually a short skit about John and Riz in here too.
The usual warning applies to not look at this unless you want your mental image irrevocably changed about some characters LOL although Riz and John look just like they do in the cover.
Epilogue: Desired Days
Riz and John gathered their luggage and headed to the highland town.
Upon reaching it, they went to the trade union and arranged for a carriage.
However, because it was in the night, it took some time to prepare. During this time, Riz and the others waited inside the trade union’s lounge. Incidentally, John’s wings were washed at a well.
Julius, who had come with them up to here, received the wine they ordered from an employee of the trade union.
“Please have some, you two.”
Riz accepted one, took a drink, and looked at him.
“By the way, Mr. Julius, how do you feel about drawing paintings at my art gallery?”
His talent was still a bud and whether it can bloom or not was unknowable at this stage. But Riz thought about it again. Perhaps it could improve dramatically.
Julis fell silent with a complicated look. Riz waited patiently for his answer and John also didn’t open his mouth.
Chapter Five: The Hollow Saint
Over the next few days, Riz and John checked the paintings and statues in the painting studio and church.
However, they couldn’t find a single suspicious distorted painting. The demon who killed Petron also hadn’t been seen ever since that night.
Riz and John were on their way back after sneaking into the storage building beside the studio at midnight to check the paintings stored there. John muttered with a complicated look, “Should we return to the capital for the time being?”.
“We can’t go back yet. We haven’t found anything, not the distorted painting, the demon, or the contractor.”
Riz looked at John, who was leading her by the hand, and shook her head.
“However, it will be difficult to stay here any longer. Because we have the backing of the Milton family no one is saying anything on the surface, but even the priests are beginning to suspect whether or not we came here for a different purpose.”
She hadn’t thought it would be this difficult.
Tachinaga Ataru (立永 与)
Hayase Tsutomu (早瀬 努)
Three years prior, you married an older man who was your boss at your workplace. Your husband had a child from his previous marriage, Hayase Tsutomu.
Because he was at the sensitive age of an university student, you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to get along with Tsutomu at first, but he grew attached to you and nowadays you have warm and peaceful days. Tsutomu’s best friend, Tachinaga Ataru, also loves you like a mother and every day is filled with happiness.
However, Tsutomu found himself falling in love with you, his stepmother, and consulted Ataru about this. His feelings grew larger day by day until, one night, he assaulted you under the influence of being drunk.
Despite the worst-case scenario being avoided thanks to Ataru’s coincidental visit, Tsutomu fled from the house, driven by self-blame.
“That was a terrible experience, huh.”
The moment you were relieved at Ataru’s kind words, he threw out something unexpected.
“Just kidding. Haha, you and Tsutomu are way too simple.”
Everything was a planned trap… Ataru’s love, which he concealed even from Tsutomu, became twisted and he descended on you—
Thanks to Madame for the commission! R18 warning and this series is all about the NTR (having a relationship with someone who is already in a relationship, essentially stealing them), which is why they capitalized the title the way they did. So, uh, beware of cheating (NTR) themes, bondage, blackmail, and dubcon here LOL.
Chapter Four: The Upset Demon
Emotionally, she was planning on challenging the 16 paintings through the night, but she was stopped by John in less than an hour.
“No, it is cold here. We should return to our rooms now.”
Saying that, he forcibly took Riz out of the Room of Peace.
“Wait, I heard that believers come to worship in the morning. If that’s the case, then we can only check these at night.”
“If you collapse then everything will come to nothing.”
“I won’t die from just collapsing once.”
It wasn’t expressed on her face but Riz was impatient. She wanted to find the demon who killed Petron as soon as possible.
“If this continues you’ll end up being falsely charged.”
She appealed to a stubborn John as they exited the narrow corridor they passed through in the day and walked past the columns built in the center of the cathedral.
“Just give me fifteen more minutes.”
Chapter Three: The Phony Angel
Two days later, thin clouds spread through the sky like a veil covering the face of a maiden.
John visited the mansion before noon and, as promised, negotiated with Virma and snatched away the permission for Riz to go outside. Even though he was poor at talking, when the time came for it, he was strong at negotiations. Riz wondered what his secret was.
In the afternoon of that day, she hurriedly left the mansion together with John before Virma could change her mind. That said, it was only John who ran around in order to prepare their luggage.
For Riz, she was quickly assigned to “be good and drink tea” by John and was chased out of her room without being given any time to object.
Riz’s older sister, Grace, appeared when Riz was drinking tea in the lounge and reflecting on her loneliness. Grace quickly went on and on about how a lady shouldn’t be going on a trip for a week and what would she do if she were attacked by burglars, but what it all came down to was her contrary sister seeming to be concerned about Riz’s health.
When Riz pointed this out, and thanked Grace, she was yelled at. Her sister’s moods were extreme.
The person who came next after Grace was her eldest brother with wanderlust, Daniel.
It was said that he suddenly returned to the mansion. Because Riz took her breakfast in her room, she hadn’t noticed her brother’s arrival.
Daniel, upon seeing Riz, lit up and broke into a smile. Riz thought he was like a sunflower.
Chapter Two: The Midnight Clandestine Meeting
After dinner the maids prepared Riz’s bed and left the room.
The time was around nine at night. It was later than the time she usually slept.
A yawn leaked out but her mind was clear. Riz rolled over on top of her bed and lay face down.
The full-blown social season was about to begin. For the majority of aristocrats who were busy playing at love it was the time for victory or defeat; however, it had no relation to Riz who would grow dizzy with just one dance.
She was exploring solutions here and there to save John when a small clunk echoed.
Saijou Touji (西条 凍時)
—The real despair begins from here.
On her way home, the heroine was suddenly abducted, confined, and raped by Saijou Touji.
She wondered if her confined life was going to continue forever like this and let herself be assaulted as if she gave up, but on that day— Touji, who was in an exceedingly good mood, abruptly told her “We’re going to get a blessing for marriage today”.
The heroine was placed in a car, all the while feeling baffled.
For it was said their destination was the heroine’s home.
She held a fleeting hope that she would finally be free, but Touji had completely removed any obstacles in the way of his objective and began to talk to her kindhearted father with the face of an agreeable young man.
These circumstances, where she could only be trapped in a warped love, were days of despair, crueler than anything else in this world.
Big thank you to Criy – “bcuz even I need sleep” for the commission and dragging me back into the Kankinkon world! This is the sequel to Ryoujoku no Hibi and continues Touji’s story. It can be considered the second volume in the whole Kankinkon series. You can pick it up on the English DLsite or the Japanese DLsite.
R18 content warning and dark themes, dubcon, and Touji shenanigans.