“Zean, think carefully. Consider your position.”
“See you tomorrow, Vilmott.”
master so fweindly
Once the day’s lessons have ended, Vilmott Arkahn exchanged farewells of differing temperatures with master before leaving. I waved a little at Akiha-san who walked behind him as he radiated hostility around towards his surroundings. Tomorrow is not a school day so the next time we meet would be the day after. Thank you very much for today.
what are friends or~
Akiha-san responded to Nanaki like it was natural. Nanaki likes Akiha-san.
“Moonlight ball……can Nanaki dance?”
“If you wish it I will learn but I believe that is unnecessary for a servant.”
“That’s true too.”
nanaki can’t dance O.o
Nanaki’s reflexes are a natural talent. If told to learn it I shall learn immediately. But Nanaki is a servant. Nanaki is unfamiliar with the world of aristocrats but even Nanaki knows that servants don’t dance at dance parties. As a Master Maid, I must remain reserved.
maids stay ibn the shadows
But well, my true feelings is that I might have dreamed of it a little.
Even as one of the strong, Nanaki is still a girl. Dancing with a lovely prince is something any girl would dream of at least once. Even Nanaki is no exception. But I think that dream will never be fulfilled. Nanaki has walked a bloody path. And I think of that as my pride. If necessary I shall continue down this path.
no turning back
There is probably no one who wants to dance with Nanaki that wears a red dress.
Work clothes are fitting for the current Nanaki. That’s because Nanaki is a proud Master Maid. And so Friend, dancing with you will have to wait. Until then Nanaki shall practice. Those feelings make me very happy. Thank you, Nanaki’s best friend.
“……Nanaki makes that expression once in a while.”
“Exactly what expression do you mean?”
“Like you are somewhere far away. That kind of expression.”
gods are far away
A strange thing to say. Even though Nanaki is right here.
“Is it related to that secret?”
“No. Just——no, let’s stop here.”
“A secret again?”
“Yes. And there is another reason.”
Please look in front, my master.
“Welcome back, onii-sama.”
Meia-sama stood in front of the Alfred estate with her arms crossed. ‘My mood is bad’ is written across her face. Nanaki would rather it be ‘My mood is Nanaki’. Fio-san that stood by behind Meia-sama also has a pale face.
(T/N: ご機嫌ナナメvsご機嫌ナナキ, not really sure how to convey nanaki’s random wordplay, anyone good at puns?)
“That’s not good onii-sama, you can’t bring back another animal.”
Nanaki is still being treated as an animal. Rabbitnanaki has gone home to wonderland at the same time we reached the school. The one here is Master Maid Nanaki. And thus I must not forget to appeal my humanity subtlely. Receive my feelings, telepathic nanakismile. Meia-sama, I am human. And Shiel-sama is also human.
nanaki kind of counts as human…maybe?
As she pierced me with eyes like she was looking at garbage, she casually passed me a carrot. My feelings were nonaki delivered. By the way was this carrot prepared for Nanaki? Maybe I am unexpectedly liked? Let’s think of it positively.
(T/N: smth like above, nanaki sometimes replace negative forms of verbs (nai/ない) with nanaki. so not -> nonaki, I’m bad at puns so if anyone has a better idea please share it)
Meia-sama glared at master and Shiel-sama after silently passing the carrot to Nanaki. Meia-sama that loves her onii-sama is facing off against Shiel-sama that loves master. Servants like Nanaki cannot do anything here. Accordingly the three of them will have to settle this themselves. I’m rooting for you, master.
“I’m back, Mei——“
“It’s been a while, Shiel-san.”
Flagship moderately damaged after just one sentence. Master’s words were forcibly covered over. It has become a one-sided affair since the battle began. Please recover quickly, master. At this rate, your fiancee, Shiel-sama, will come under concentrated fire. Nanaki cannot save her. There are no reinforcements.
you are on your own
“Oh my, Meia-san! It has been a while. Have you been well?”
“Yes, very. Shiel-san seems well as usual.”
“Wel, well let’s not stand around talking. For now let’s go insi——“
“Onii-sama, can you keep quiet a little?”
Flagship sunk, battle lost. Having made her cry yesterday he probably can’t speak out too strongly. Having become like this, the two of them will have to settle this themselves. A salute within my heart to master who has fought hard and lost in vain. The battle continues onto the final stage.
the end is in sight
“I apologise since you have come all the way here but there are many things I must speak of with onii-sama so could I ask you to leave? We will also be unable to provide satisfactory hospitality.”
“Ah, there is no need to mind me. Meia-san.”
first blow parried
Faced with Meia-sama’s words which can be translated to ‘you are in the way so go home’, Shiel-sama most likely honestly thought ‘ don’t mind me’. I see, this is extremely bad compatibility. From Nanaki’s point of view, since both are important people to master, I would like the two of them to get along. But that would seem difficult.
“I’m saying we cannot host you with appropriate hospitality to avoid shaming ourselves as hosts, Shiel-san. Or must force be used for you to understand?”
Master looked at Nanaki. Respond with a bow.
Before this sibling love that can be said to be a little extreme, somehow it seems Shiel-sama, the fiancee, has been completely recognised as an enemy. But it is also said that there is a limit for everything. Meia-sama’s mana is rising. If it becomes a situation that might result in physical injury, it’s Nanaki’s turn. Friend, prepare.
lightning smile ready
“Ah, how could I……I am sorry Meia-san. I did not think that far……excuse me.”
“And also I have heard from Ridolf but it seems recently you have been going to meet onii-sama everyday. Is this not slightly inappropriate before official marrying?”
“My apologies……we could not meet for a while so……”
Looking at this, she looks a little pitiful. But if I had to say which, then Meia-sama might be right. Being on good terms as fiancees is an extremely good thing, but you can never know how others would think of her meeting master everyday. If they were not nobles, it would probably be a large issue.
“I will reconsider……Zean-sama, my apologies for intruding on you every day. I shall return for today.”
“Ye, yeah. I will contact you again.”
“Thank you very much. Zean-sama.”
no secret meetings
Shiel-sama’s back as she left looked smaller than usual……Nanaki must not lie. That back is extremely large but sadness can be seen from it. With that said this is a problem between the people in question. It is not a problem where Nanaki the maid can butt in.
totally not avoiding it
“I’ll return first, onii-sama.”
Meia-sama snorted as she returned to the estate. Once that figure could no longer be seen, master let out a big sigh. Your happiness will escape, my master.
(T/N: in case some people don’t get it, japanese saying of everytime you sigh, a little bit of happiness escapes or something.)
“And now I must talk to her about the moonlight ball……”
I have totally forgotten. That seems like it would become quite a troublesome conversation. Nanaki also cannot help with that issue. Nanaki who claims to be a Master Maid is powerless. I will at least clear this gloomy air. Nanaki can do that much.
Begone negativity, haloed nanakismile. Everyone around the world, it’s Nanaki.
Laugh and bounce back from adversity. Please show that much willpower, my master. With that said, repair is necessary for the sunk master. Nanaki is able to help with that much. Please become lively with this.
accept my gift
“………….just your feelings is fine.”
Carrot is out. Even though it’s delicious.
Hecate hasn’t been translating much recently ~sry~
Typical various reasons etc, but main one is got new com bcos old one was dying, this will be last chapter from old com.Will take a while to transfer stuff and reconfigure. Not sure when I can revive~ I want a
carrot revival pot too.
On a side note I got youjo senki books 1-6, arifureta books 1-3 + 2 more from black friday(weekend?) sale :D, whether this serves to distract me from translating is yet to be seen.