The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 4 Part 3

I was in the back of the academy’s building.

I found Livia sitting in the corner, trying to hide, so I approached her and raised my voice.

“You seem gloomy.”

Livia raised her head and cried.

“Leon, I don’t know what I should do.”

Livia said so with a painful smile, and so I sat next to her. I had also visited Anjie, who had injuries on her face, but she said that she wanted me to go to where Livia was. She showed a very lonely facial expression.

“I’m not that good at comforting others. Even so, is it fine if I at least try?”

When she shook her head, I said “Is that so?”

“Leon. Am I Anjie’s friend? Do you think we’re friends?”

Were they friends, and would they still be friends after this? I was troubled on how to reply to such a question. Honestly, I had expected something like this to happen.

“Which do you want, a soft and gentle lie or the bittersweet truth?”

“──I want the bittersweet truth.”

If it were me, I would have wanted the gentle lie, but this girl was strong. As expected of the almighty protagonist. No, I suppose it would be more accurate to claim that it was as expected of Livia.

“Perfect. I’ve prepared a sweet, warm drink. It has just the right amount of sweetness for hearing a bittersweet truth.”

“You really are a curious person, aren’t you Leon?”

She made a complicated smile. Well, I was a human who had lived through another life, after all.

Once I handed over the beverage and Livia started drinking it, I began telling her about this bittersweet truth.

“It’s exceedingly difficult to answer that. In the first place, you two come from entirely different backgrounds and you have no points in common. Honestly speaking, the relationship between you two had been going a little too smoothly up until now. It wouldn’t go well if a farmer, who been working with a hoe, claimed that he would start fighting with a sword tomorrow, right? It’s the same thing as that.”

Their family backgrounds varied, and all kinds of things between them differed too greatly.

There were exceptions, but even so, a majority of the factors still worked against them.

Livia was shedding tears.

“I was happy that I finally had a friend of the same gender at this academy, but it seems that it won’t work out between us. I would be a nuisance if I were by Anjie’s side. Even today, Anjie had been harshly criticized because of me. I was even told that Anjie doesn’t even see me as a person──”

Livia was crying.

Did I have a clever speech to give?

One would be mistaken to think that I did. Something like that was the job of Julian and the others. Originally, they were the ones who were supposed to comfort Livia.

──So, I decided that I would comfort her in my own way.

“I know. Don’t you think that Anjie’s been holding various thoughts deep down? Since her followers had decreased and she was put into a weaker position after the duel, perhaps she sees you and I as replacements to those followers. It’s as you said, Livia. Anjie doesn’t treat us as humans.”

When I said as such with a foolish grin, Livia looked at me in anger.

“Anjie’s not that kind of person!”

──If she already knew that, then I suppose that there wasn’t any problem.

“In that case, aren’t you guys fine? You know it yourself.”

Perhaps realizing what I was saying, Livia was taken aback and then looked downward.

She looked at me with an embarrassed face.

“You really are mischievous, Leon.”

“My bad. I don’t know how to comfort people. Generally, when I try to look cool and comfort a girl, I end up making a fool out of myself.”

I had tried imitating the likes of Julian or Jilk.

Rather than being impressed, the other party would snicker. I was confident that I would get laughed at.

Something was off. I felt like I was missing something.

Perhaps it was the aura of an ikemen? It really was my face, wasn’t it? Ugh, having good looks really did give an advantage.

While thinking about such things, just a bit of Livia’s smile returned to her.

“I, I’ll try talking with Anjie just once more.”

I nodded my head.

“Good choice.”

That evening, Livia heard a knock when she was in her room.

“C, coming.”

When Livia opened the door, she saw Cara.

“Do you have a moment?”

Livia was nervous towards Cara, who was smiling.

“Oh, um, I do.”

“To be honest, I want you to participate in the suppression of the sky pirates as well. It seems that you have excellent scores within the advanced class. Would you be able to help?”

“W, well, there’s something I should say about that. Making that request through such a sneaky method was──”

Cara made a strong slam on the edge of the door.

The noise startled Livia, and when she went silent, she noticed that there was a girl in the back who was giggling.

The girl spoke on behalf of Cara.

“You’ll help, right? Commoner?”

She was the daughter of an earl household, and she had many wounds on her face. She smiled and demanded Livia’s compliance.

“If you don’t help, misfortune will come your way. Sorrow will also befall upon that Baltfault jerk, the stuck-up Anjelica, and your family.”

When she said that, Livia hung her head and clenched her fist.

“You’ll meet Cara tomorrow. Make your choice then, you dullard.”

The earl daughter threatened Cara as well.

“Do your job as well, or your household will be in trouble.”

Cara was a bit frightened.

“R, right!”

This was the first time Livia met a girl who had driven her into this far of a corner. Livia spoke up to the girl, who was abusing the power of her household to do as she pleased.

“I, I don’t think you should do something like this.”

“Huh?”

Despite the earl daughter glaring at her, Livia continued.

“Both Leon and Anjie are very strong people. E, even with your threats, those two will──”

When hearing that, the earl daughter laughed loudly. Her hands were over her stomach.

“Huh, what? Do you really think those two are your friends?”

“I, I do!”

When Livia talked back, the earl daughter grabbed her by the hair and dragged Livia’s face closer to hers.

“Nobles have no such things as friends. Anjie knows that the most. You’re just her pet who’s there to alleviate her heartbreak. Do you not comprehend that?”

“Y, you’re wrong!”

“I’m not. When a noble is on a decline, the people around them will soon separate from that person. It’s not an uncommon for friends to betray others. This is Anjelica we’re talking about. You know it yourself just from seeing her, don’t you? Her strength comes from her distrust of everyone and everything. To her, you’re not human. She treats you kindly because you’re her pet.”

“I am not a pet. I am a human! Those two are my important──”

“You know nothing. Just what can you do for those two?”

“──Huh?”

Livia was quickly flustered in response to the earl daughter’s words.

That had to do with Livia’s distress.

She wondered if she would always be protected by those two, and if there was something she could do for them.

“Baltfault is more or less a noble credited with deeds. Anjelica is a natural-born pompous lady with assets and power. Are you really equal to those two? Friendship is amongst equals, right?”

“T, that’s──”

Livia’s gaze wavered.

“Can’t talk back, can you? In the end, you’re not friends. No matter how much you try to gloss over it, everyone sees you as a pet to those two.”

This was her first experience confronting the earl daughter alone. Normally, Leon would protect her. However, Leon wasn’t here. Anjie wasn’t here either.

“Ah, I get it! Since you have that cute appearance, couldn’t it be that he’s after your body? Baltfault shouldn’t be qualified as noble if he’s going after a commoner due to his unpopularity. How pathetic~.”

“You’re wrong! Leon isn’t that kind of──”

“That’s how men are. Try tempting them by taking off a bit of your clothes. They’ll soon jump at you. Quite shameless, all things considered. You’ve made a mistake by not only entering the academy, but also thinking that you can stand alongside us. It seems some tough discipline is necessary for you.”

Livia was thrusted away, and while she was rolling on the floor, a few girls entered the scene from behind the earl daughter.

They began laying waste to the room.

“S, stop it! Stop this!”

The earl daughter grinned.

“What a dump this room is. Roughing it up a bit would suit it just right.”

A teacher, who had been patrolling around the women’s dormitory, had arrived at a troubled Livia’s room.

“Teacher, please help. These people──”

However, when the earl daughter looked at the teacher with a smirk, the teacher walked away as if there was nothing to see.

“──Huh?”

“Do you understand now? You aren’t equal to us──commoner.”

Livia was shocked at how even the teachers had abandoned her.

When she sat down where she was and sobbed, the people around her began to laugh.

“You made her cry.”

“So this is what commoners amount to.”

“And she thought that she was at the same level as us, she doesn’t know her place.”

The earl daughter left the door, accompanied by Cara.

“Well then, I’m off.”

The other girls also left while ridiculing Livia. Once Livia closed the door, she sat there, at her wits’ end.

A sobbing Livia pondered the merits of being close with Leon, namely being under his protection.

The disadvantage was that her opportunities to grow in strength would be nearly gone because she was being protected by Leon.

Threatened by earl daughter, Livia decided to participate in the suppression of the sky pirates.


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64 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 4 Part 3”

    1. It wouldn’t be right if Leon didn’t make himself play the role of villain to do good deeds, otherwise people would have trouble accepting when he acts selfishly for his own gain. He’s doing a good job of lowering everyone’s expectations of him (at least the ones who still expesomethibg from him anyways…)

      1. It’s more like it isn’t in his nature to play the hero. His twisted personality it very much a response to the women in his lives. He cant be a strait up guy because that would expose his vulnerabilities. And thoes vulnerabilities will be exploited by women around him. In a way his twisted nature is just like his sister, they both are manipulators who must use underhanded means to get what they want. Because his sister has an advantage in social interactions he is forced to use meta means to gain advantage. I feel they are more alike than either would want to admit.

        1. While I do agree with your thought it still leaves a bitter taste… *sigh* I really don’t like this feeling even if in the end it will help you face your objectives strongly…
          Ahhh what a pain… my laziness just want everything to go smoothly but author says no, go through this emotional train ride with me and suffer and enjoy it while it last~

          1. Well ,Livia still need to grow as a heroine. Just like he himself said, Leon is a mob. He was not supposed to be the protagonist. He cant interfere with the heroine’s growth too much. That being said, Julian and others are also downgraded from main characters to annoying mobs.

              1. Think rationally for a second guys, this is the epitome of the male/female dynamic that is in current society. Leon is the rational man that is trying to do just enough to appease the social requirements placed on him, while at the same time doing what is required to make sure his life is in a state of enjoyment after that is complete. the (alpha) perfect man as would be in today society. Many people may hate him, but that is just what they do to someone that is above themselves. At the same time Marry (or whatever her name was again), his sister is basically what woman in western society are today, they want their cake and eat it too, with no problems. when something ends up snatching everything from them (in this case all the guys that would have set her for life in her harem) she Reeees at the cause (This time Leon, and in the past her brother)

                Next the dynamic of classes is apparent for everyone. Even in today’s world, if the English prince would have married a homeless woman from some 3rd world state that would be willing to be the dutiful trophy wife everyone would be pissed off. Even rich and famous people get judged and shunned from society if they get with some pleb. Many people fail to realize these things and don’t look at them until they pertain to themselves. All the girls flock to rock/movie stars thinking they could be the one, but if they where and not at a standard that the public would like to see them with, they will be shunned, and loose that status that brought the women to him in the first place. Just like how Leon would be shunned by the nobles and royals if he went for Olivia. The story is amazing and so well written that I am ashamed that I thought I would hate it after the first few pages (only stayed with it cause my dad, yep DAD, said it was up my ally; still not sure where he got this info since he doesn’t read these types)

        2. But the thing is that leon most of the time thinks about the consequences and manipulates the scenario rather than the people, and considering how they act, he chooses the roundabout but sure way to make his point across as being a jerk and then nice, here for example, he actes a little jerkish with livia to make her deny him about anjie, just to clear up that it was just the others and not her that thought that way, same with anjie when she was down and he talked about taking revenge and then saying that best revenge is being happy(which i completely agree to it), leon as said, doesnt know how to interact well since livia is suppose to be the heroine and anjie the villainess but marie threw everything off and now all is messed up, and so far, i get the vibe that they are both siscon and brocons, both remember each other all the time, and leon for example, even when her sister in this world tried to bomb him, he went like “well, she may have been forced to” and gave her a light punishment working on the fields in summer, and still bought her a slave, and to marie, he still pampered her from before and even still ended up helping her despite being blackmailed and didnt even consider to use his phone message registers to report her to their parents tho that would be reading a little too much into it

          1. he reported marie to his fathers, prof of that is the fact that after his death her relationship with her fathers got a lot worse, he reported his actual sister to his to his parents and got irritated that her punishment was so light and like Tyler89557 already spoke he didn´t bough the slave, in actual fact the slave was bought before they got to school with the money their parents got from him.

    1. My goodness, I feel like bashing these noble twits faces into the walls, ground, and ceilings while laughing maniacally with flames appear behind me >:D

    1. I hope that this comment mean you had already read the raw because I begin to feel dissapointed foward Leon in the recent chapters! And I have feeling that the author is slowly digging his own grave like what he did with Lyle before in Sevens!!!

      1. If you want to compare Lyle with Leon then you better prepare, assume that they are the same then Leon will probably won’t do much except beating bad guys. Since Lyle’s good point are only being MC, above average at fighting, and being a gigolo, if Leon is the same then Anjie and Livia will pretty much deal with the relationship-social position bullshit themselve.

      2. I don’t find the author digging his own grave about Lyle in Sevens. His mentally age (not his body) is just a child so his behavior is resonable, I even think he is too a genius for child at his age (mentally age).

      3. Leon in the later volumes like 4 and 5 is fuckin lit. Seriously. He pretty much proves that he’s scary even without Luxon. Heck Luxon starts bragging about Leon later on at one point.

  1. Thanks for the chapter.

    I think you made a mistake with that “duke” daughter part. She is an “earl” daughter. But because you mention “duke” many times i started to doubt myself too

  2. Thank you for the translation, Aniki !
    You’re translating so fast nowadays.
    I’m happy but also worried if you really enjoy your holiday like this.

    Just a bit of error fix:
    “Cara was a bit frightened.”

    Should be:
    “Cara was a little intimidating/ frightening.”

    That’s all aniki, see you again ~

  3. Can I have a spoiler about their fate, I don’t think I can wait until the next chapter. Carl n earls daughter?

  4. thanks for the chp,

    Spoiler
    im guessing leon knew about the bullying from the game events that is essential as a push for livia to join the subjugation, thats why he did nothing to protect her

  5. Thanks for the chapter.
    That Earl B*tch still thinks that she high and mighty. She already being warned by her family after what she had done to the Queen. Now, lets wait until they finally gets home.

  6. I hope Livia hears the reason why Leon is friends with her, also hope Leon could use his position in the court to destroy that earl

  7. thanks for the chapter , this is getting more thrilling by the minute ,another cliff-hanger moment , I hope Leon snap out and wreak havoc to protect both. the storyboard of the game-world changes as the novel is development. Will Leon be able to bend social norms and roles?

  8. Thank you for the chapter~

    Well, time for Livia to develop her self. She was being protected too soon by Leon, so she hasn’t developed any backbone. Now is the chance for her to break out off the shell, and stand side by side with the two, not behind. Cruel, but necessary.

  9. Thanks for the chapter.

    This is getting ridiculous. What was the point of the first part with Leon if it was just thrown away seconds later so the author could force Livia into the suppression?

    This whole volume in itself has been extremely disconnected.

  10. Livia is really getting on my nerves… can’t you just leave those childish thoughts behind even after Leon going out of his way to state to you the obvious things??
    And why didn’t you use magic to thrash these girls? Now.. if Leon learns of this… he’ll surely thrash them in a way that they can’t see him in the eye anymore…

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