Hakushaku Reijo ha Chito Tensei Mono – Volume 1 Chapter 16

Translator : Ellionora

Editor : Bunnypillow

TN: change Merifa (メリファー) to Meliva

Chapter 16 Family Meeting

 

Ee– With this, the first family meeting will begin.

The participants are Father George, 52 years old, Mother Clara, 41 years old, Eldest Son Sieg, 25 years old, Second Son Aslein, 17 years old, Second Daughter Emil, 13 years old. Sieg’s wife and children are outsiders so, absent. The eldest daughter Meliva, 20 years old is married into another house so, absent. The third daughter Harutia, is only 6 years old so she will also absent. Although I said she’s absent, it’s just that she didn’t get informed.

 

    After the kidnapping incident was settled, I finally returned home. I suddenly got called and was told to clearly explain about the incident, while all my family members were gathered around the desk with a heavy atmosphere. Father and eldest brother looked at me with a piercing gaze, as usual.

 

“Emil, didn’t you tell me that you couldn’t use magic!?”

“About that, when I said I couldn’t use magic…well that was a lie.”

“For you to lie to me, who do you think you are!!?”

 

    Big brother suddenly slammed his hands on the desk and shouted at me. He most likely thought that I was making fun of him when I nonchalantly admitted I was lying to him. No no no, though I do think there is no need to so angry like that, I just don’t get it. What did I do to make him hate me like this.

 

“Nii-san, it’s okay right? I mean, thanks to that, Emil and Haru were saved anyways.”

“Aslein! Isn’t it your fault to spoil her too much like this that she started to get carried away!?”

“Sieg-oniisama, I do not get spoil by Lein-oniisama at all. Though I don’t know what made you feel unpleasant, please stop venting your anger at Lein-oniisama.”

“Sieg, silence.”

 

    Father told big brother to shut up, thinking that the talk wouldn’t be progressing if this continued. Then he look at me with his sharp gaze… and dropped the bomb.

 

“And, Who are you?”

“Dear, It’s not who right? Isn’t she Emil. It’s still early for you to grow senile. Fufufu”

 

    Mother immediately put a tsukkomi at father’s word. Though it was mother who was senile, I didn’t feel like wanting to tsukkomi at her so I just ignored it.

When eldest brother and Lein-niisama heard what father said,”Ha!?” they were startled and looked at me.

Looks like father has noticed, that the current “Me” is different from the “Me” from the past.

 

“Father, I am your daughter Emil Vorst. I admit, that I am right now, different. Though it’s not like I am being possessed by an evil spirit, I am currently under a curse. Hmm that’s right for the example, let’s say there is a 1/5th of black tea inside a teacup. And after that we pour the 4/5th black tea later into the teacup, with that the teacup will be filled, no? Although the 4/5th part of the black tea was poured later, the content is still a black tea.”

“In other word, the teacup is your body and the black tea is your mind. Is it?”

“It’s really helps a lot when you get it so fast, father.”

“However, the original black tea that was blended together with the black tea that’s poured later, will change how the original black tea taste was.”

“Well well, isn’t it quite harsh? It’s exactly as you said. If I had said the truth, that my head was struck on a tree at the academy a few days ago, and since then I remembered my memory from my previous life.”

 

    Father still stared at me with his usual expression, while mother seems like she doesn’t get the flow of the conversation. My two older brothers were looking at me while being dumbfounded. It’s better if you two close your mouth you know? Your good-looking face are spoiled. It’s can’t be helped if they thought that I was talking nonsense right now.

 

“Even if I said previous life, I’m not sure if that is my previous life. And I don’t have any way to prove it either. It’s just… that’s right, I do have a knowledge about what this world doesn’t have. Though in my previous life I was just a commoner with bad head, I too don’t have a specialized profession so even if I was asked about an advancement study subject, I can’t answer them.”

 

    I talk with business smile. I can’t read father’s expression but I continue to talk.

 

“Father, I am Emil Vorst, your daughter. This is the truth without any speck of doubt. Even if a different brand of black tea was blended together with the original black tea, it’s not like the original black tea was not in there. The name of the blended black tea now is “Emil”. My wish is that when I graduate from the academy, “Emil Vorst” will be dead by an accident, after that I will try to live in another country. Right now I am still a kid, so until I graduate from academy it will help me very much if you could take care of me until then.”

 

    I headed toward father who was sitting very still on the chair and lowered my head.

“Even if Emil changes, you are still my little sister.” Lein-niisama said, while patting my head, Lein-niisama’s expression was like he were wailing to god, though he didn’t cry.

 

“Father! Surely you don’t believe this nonsense do you? What’s more, to take care of her until graduation is far too convenient for her!”

“If it’s alright, I will pay it back for every cent you spent for me. There are many methods to earn money after all.”

“Then tell me those methods of yours, now!”

“Are there any idiots who would want to show all of their cards?”

“What-”Sieg””

 

While standing up with exaggerated movement, Sieg flared up to me.

Do you hate me that much?!

Brother return to his seat after father called his name. Father slowly opened his mouth.

 

“I understand what you saying. But I won’t give you(Emil) any free will to act. I will have you dedicate that body for this house, more broadly, for this country.”

“I understand. I will obey what father wishes for my entire lifetime.”

 

    And then, the first family meeting ended, with the declaration that basically says there is no escape for me.

 

Why didn’t it go well? I can’t tell.

 

Author note:

Trivial Info : Father has a magic power

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  • KingOfMangonia

    she i gonna become a court magician isn;t she… she will… (not spoilers btw)

  • moto

    This family just sucks

    • Kuq Ku

      Havent met the other sister yet, but Lein is still ok. But yeah she dont need them she can take care of herself on her own, fuck them.

      • Komurasaki Izayoi

        I would love to have her just flip out on them. Like, leaving a letter saying “I’m out, Cya. Actually never again would be better,” then disappear.

        • Irina Akashira

          I would love something like this

      • moto

        Doesn’t matter if we haven’t seen the sister. The matter of fact is the two people in charge are assholes and hardly anyone else in the family moved in defense. Only 2 people.

    • aram

      haru will probably change how she see her older sister from then on lol

  • 28th00

    Time to play your literal fugitive escape to another country while in school! Always a great pass time, is it not?

    The Father seems smart, Sieg seems idiotic (as per expected), Mother seems to have common sense, and Lein seems to be the Oniisama as expected.

    All in all, Father is gonna be in for a touuuuuuuuuuuugh time in trying to force this unruly daughter with far too much power, to do anything by force.

    • Seink

      Considering her power, if she trully want to do something he cant stop her at all….
      Good luck old man, you will need it XD

  • Seink

    “I understand. I will obey what father wishes for my entire lifetime.”(Or at least until I change my mind :p)
    Now thats better XD
    Dont make promises for your lifetime, there is a huge chance you will regret it and/or even break it :p
    It may sound beautiful but its not trust worthy :p

    Thanks for the translation!

    • Felgard

      she did say “My wish is that when I graduate from the academy, “Emil Vorst” will be dead by an accident”

  • Alph Medina

    Funny thing for the father to think that he can control everything about her, and idiotic for the mc to even ask herself why it didn’t go well, really funny of a chapter this is ~_~.

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^

  • Yunchii

    ∧_ ∧
    (`・ω・)  Thanks!
    ,ノ^  yヽ、  Nepu!!
    ヽ,, ノ==l.ノ    Pudding!!!
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    “””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~”””””‘””””””‘”””””~””

  • ninjadejedi

    Well, aint that cute. The Father thought he could control a kid who had destroyed a magic barrier and killed a bunch of peoples. It’s like wanting to train a T-Rex.

    • Irina Akashira

      At last a T-rex is a slow scavenger

      This is more like wishing to tame an adult Godzilla

      • 295Phoenix

        A T-Rex isn’t a slow scavenger. They were faster than any of the herbivores of their day, had a bite force 3 and a half times that of a Great White, and we have no known examples of land animals larger than rodents being pure scavengers…and some land animals like the spotted hyena that were thought to be primarily scavengers turned out to get more of their food from hunting than the lions in their area did. Besides, most paleontologists have never accepted Jurassic Park 3’s portrayal of T-Rex being a scavenger in the first place and Jack Horner (who’s not the be all and end all to paleontology) never even published his claim in a peer-reviewed journal.

        • Irina Akashira

          Anyway

          Godzilla’s size is like 20 T-Rex

  • Irina Akashira

    Thanks for the update

    Certainly is low common reveal all about a reincarnation, at last so soon

    And her speech and wishes are similar to mine if I was in a similar situation

    And this father is to much closed.mind

  • Shol

    thank you for the translation

  • Iggy

    I think the succession of the house is determined by the amount of magic power. If so, it would explain why her eldest brother hates her considering that it was mentions that both brothers had 0 magic power. And now that the family found out about her use of magic not to mentions strong magic, her succession may probably be already sealed, which is not good for the eldest son.

    • Irina Akashira

      This seeting is very common in fantasy novels

      But any succession order will be useless if the subject is unwilling to turn in the heir and simply she get out/escape when she has a chance

      AND I REPEAT, a tradition isn’t law, so except the king directly order, she can just refuse

      • Iggy

        In most aristocratic country in old Europe(in fact in most parts of the world where aristocracy is the form of government) the first born son of a noble house is the one to inherit the title(unless the first born dies, elopes, decides to full cut ties with the family(which is rare considering commoner life is extremely hard specially during medieval period) or when the head of the house deems the first born to be in competent) , whether they like it or not. In the instance where the king is involve, is only when there is no one to carry in the family name of the said noble(there are time when a noble house has no heir and thus the king will have to choose from the closest relatives of the house or will assign someone to manage the house temporarily until a worthy successor is decided) or when there is promotion or demotion of title. Other than that, the king will have no power of intervention of the title succession of a noble house.
        You can try reading about it in old books about politics and government, research it though the net or you can even check it out in history channel.

        Now, this story maybe fantasy but you have to remember that it also has the concept of nobility. And in the world of nobles and aristocrats TRADITION IS THE LAW. Yes, thats how thing are. If it is tradition for the successor to have a certain quality, for example the thing that I pointed out, then is shall be done. If it is tradition that the first born to be the heir, then it shall be done. If it is tradition for the queen to hold the power of the thrown, then it shall be done. As for Emil, if what I’ve said is true, then her only way out of succession is to revoke her rights and cut ties with the family, which was obviously refused. Disappear, run off far away which, in my opinion isn’t much of a good idea since she’ll most likely have people trailing her and end up having a life no different than that of a fugitive. Or fake her death on her own and get a new identity, which I think is the best option.

        And BTW, what I tried to point out is not the possible tradition of their house but the possible reason why Sieg hates her. If you piece out the little information from the chapter so far you’ll see some sort of pattern. Remember, in nobility, connections is the key to wealth and fame. Lien being a member of the knights corps, if he trains more and gains enough achievements and recognition he could become a knight captain or maybe someday a general. And there are times when a king would marry one of his daughters to the general. Remember a general has direct control of the army, if the king control or even just influence over the general then is already as good as having full control of the army. As for the girls, just like my example with the king, they can be married of to noble house with wealth and fame or if lucky to a price. As for Emil as she is now with her strong magic, she can be a member of the court magicians. And if she does so, the possibility of her becoming the head of the court magicians is just around the corner. If Lien and Emil has the possibility of great achievements and the youngest daughter can be married a noble with great influence it would increase the power of their house. And what does that leave Sieg, who is neither a knight nor a magicial and is already married and if what I said about the succession s true?

        • Irina Akashira

          Certainly

          But as you’ve said “the one to inherit the title(unless the first born dies, elopes, decides to full cut ties with the family)

          And although is true that in a normal medieval world, a normal commoner life would be very difficult, in these fantasy worlds, the OP character would can work as adventurer/hunter or in last instant as a mercenary

          When I said before “a tradition isn’t law, so except the king directly order, she can just refuse”, I mean a extreme case that the King listen about the character and turning really interested and essencially use his max authority to force him/her to turn in House Head and/or force a political marriage to attach the character to the kingdom

          (main reference Otoburi and Hachi-nan)

        • Irina Akashira

          Responding to the last part that I’ve seen later

          For this, I defend that If I was in MC’s place,

          – I’ll stay a few years, for learn essential things, and then get out to other country before they can put me in a marriage, take other name, probably previous life’s name or from some favourite story, and I’d work as a hunter as explained in a previous chapter

          – Even if the family or some other noble interested wish to want to take me back, they wouldn’t send an army or do any official operation in other country without risking a war, and if they send mercenaries or kidnappers to take me back, I would kill all of them, and the homeland wouldn’t can complain without recognize that they’ve sent soldiers to other country

          Although It isn’t the best lifestyle, this is in my opinion the best route for an OP character that doesn’t wish to live as a noble or government’s puppet, and the family dont accept

          Main inspiration “I Said Make My Abilities Average!”

          • aram

            well if she skip the country she soiuld full blow go all the way to another continent alltogether or a country 4-5 country away at less

  • lilith49545

    props for her for telling her family! this is the first time I’ve seen a reincarnation light novel where the MC actually explains to her family or someone on purpose.

    • bksadiq

      The mc so cool she dont give fuck

  • library rocker

    WHY DIDN’T IT GO WELL? I CAN’T TELL. <<<<<< I almost died.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!!

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!
    O_o She told them about her past life. That’s a surprise. Sieg is scum, no surprise. I’ll withhold judgment on the father for now, just in case he wants Emil close to protect her or just secretly a daughter-con.

  • Om nerabdator

    …shes a idiot…..

    • Irina Akashira

      Why? I think that is better say the truth as soon as posible

      Even if they don’t believe her, she can obtain a cleaner conscience, knowing that she hasn’t lied them

  • Red Reaper

    There is no good father in the world who would willingly consent to his daughter dying.

    • Irina Akashira

      I don’t think that she means a literal dead

      I think that she means to be officially declared dead, so she can lives a free life, no attached to these ridiculous noble rules

      Also she probably knows that she surely will be sooner or later forced in a political marriage when her powers be known for other people, and even if hipotetically the father would wish protect her, the earl’s power is limited

      For this, to be officially declared dead or expelled of the family is the best route to both get freedom and not cause problems to the family

      • Red Reaper

        I know that. However it’s the same as abandoning your family for a trivial reason from a parent’s point of view.

        • Max Johnson

          Hasn’t the MC already stated that Lein-oniisama was like, the only person in the family that actually understood her or was kind to her? Even if its not hate but indifference, the rest of her family members don’t particularly have the right to act all nice and chummy with her now that they know she has magic.

          • Red Reaper

            No. The mother likes her. The Eldest sister probably does too. Haru is just at that contrary age. And she is just totally misunderstanding her Father because of his Expressions. I’ve gleaned this from the interactions.

          • Irina Akashira

            Anyway

            Either this Sieg really hate her or just wish to use her, is the typical noble narcissist

            And even the rest or the family really love her and wish to protect, their power is limited as I said really. If a Duche i Prince wish to marry her, they won’t can refuse, at last without a reason

            To be officially expelled from the family is a possible route but clearly the father won’t consent this, at last for now. Seeing previous webnovels and other people opinion, I can see 2 potential routes in father’s actions

            – He doesn’t love her, even he can consider that his daughter has dead, and just wish to use her as a political tool

            – He loves her, but he knows that he can’t protect her eternally, so he try to put her in an important political position, so no people will can touch her directly

          • Red Reaper

            There’s actually the route of declaring her Barren, putting her in the military and letting her fall in love and pulling some strings to get said love interest into a socially advantageous position. Also no one cares about Sieg and his jealous ass.

  • Irina Akashira

    WARNING I THINK THAT I’VE SEEN A MISTAKE

    “However, the original black tea that
    was blended together with the black tea that’s poured later, will change
    how the original black tea taste was.”

    If I’ve understood the analogy correctly, I think that the second “black” is incorrect

    • Ellionora

      I forgot to add “black tea” at the 4/5th part when Emil explained them.
      Thank you for pointing them out.

  • And thus, the story becomes a battle between Emil and her father for control of her destiny. Which seems like a one-sided fight, but let’s see what this “magic power” he has can do… ?

  • 295Phoenix

    Father better have a really good magic power otherwise Emil will look stupid for not defying him here.

  • doh

    huh…why should she dedicate herself to her household? No one in her family cares about her, except Lein

  • Hmmm…I don’t think I’ve ever seen a straight up reveal like this…this story is great. She agrees for now to avoid trouble I see

  • midori

    thanks a lot—!
    ohh, a family meeting! it’s amazing that she told her family the truth! uwah! but her family, i believe, will love her the same. but, it is unfortunate that she wants to leave!

  • laexdream

    The father and older brother both suck. Geez, they’re so cold hearted….

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