Yamazaki Susumu (山崎 烝)
CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki (森川 智之)
One afternoon, Yamazaki came to you, out of breath, when you were resting at the military quarters.
Yamazaki talked happily about how he won for the first time at shuttlecock with Toudou, Nagakura, and Harada.
For Yamazaki who, on top of his post, had interacted with the other soldiers with a sense of distance said he had a great time.
You and Yamazaki, who was overjoyed at such a small change, enjoyed playing shuttlecock together too.
During this time, you ended up accompanying Yamazaki who had to head to Hiroshima for a mission.
At Hiroshima, while the two of you spent days like a married couple, Yamazaki said that,
“This happiness won’t continue for long. Once we end up apart, we’ll surely separate.”
The real meaning of those words was—
Many thanks to Lux for the commission! Rejet’s series isn’t officially labelled as R18 but it gets pretty steamy and manages to fade out JUST before the real stuff happens. So, while I’m not gonna put up an official warning I am letting you guys know there’s a spicy scene.
Arlen Clive (アーレン クライヴ)
It has been about a year since the overflow of the new strain of drug, Rouge et Noir. As that series of events head to an end, due to the weakening of the crime syndicate, House, you spend vexing days just concentrating on treatment from the aftereffects you suffered because of your deep cover operation a year ago, staying in the Special Criminal Investigations Department (also known as SCID) as a narcotics officer.
But the fugitive, Arlen Clive, a top executive of House, suddenly appears in front of you. You are cautious as Arlen approachs you with a temporary partnership.
Although mutual interests coincide, Arlen’s real intention cannot be seen.
You are at a loss as to whether you should take that extended hand or not, but–.
(First, a huge thank you for the translation commission by Hina. This is the 8th volume in the Rouge et Noir series, so if you’re interested in the others… well ;) there’s a way to get them translated– ahaha, sorry sorry. But seriously, this series is so good when listened to in order. WARNING: This is R18.)
Here is a timeline for those confused since I’ve jumped around the series: Under the Gun > Check in the Dark > Double Down > Eye in the Sky > Pure Bluff > Second Barrel > Implied Odds > Maximum Bet > All In. Jacks or Better occurs somewhere after Double Down and before Maximum Bet. Makabe’s VR edition is also a side story.
Just to keep things consistent. The title “Maximum Bet” refers to the maximum a person can bet at a gambling table, because sometimes there’s limits. Of course, there’s also a no-limit poker.