March 3, 2015

Ookami-heika no Hanayome [Chapter 68]

Narration: “The wolf and the rabbit inside the cage.” Holding Yuulin’s face, Reishou assures her that it is okay. “There’s no problem and there is no need for you to worry about anything.” Narration: “Working as the temporary bride, I always wondered at what place is this person maintaining a distance from [me]. *looks at blushing Reishou* It is like, he is already... drawing near? –By the way, I have to confess to this person, am I not?” Reishou is surprised when Yuulin suddenly blushes and stiffens. Reishou backs away and apologizes for he is about to talk when half-way.. Blushing Yuulin says no, not.. Confused Yuulin thinks that although it is because she rushed head on towards this and that issue. *chibi Yuulin says about the royal younger brother issue and about the conspiracy issue.* But basically, I’m mentally prepared to hold on to ‘death is preferable to dishonor’ [Better broken jade than intact tile idiom]. I like you.” Yuulin’s heart starts beating really fast as she looks at Reishou glancing at her. Reishou assures her again that it is alright, right now, he is just going to talk. “I really just came over to talk!”
As she says okay, Yuulin thinks that right now, she must first mentally concentrate in having a conversation with Reishou. After Yuulin has calmed down, Reishou is now sitting at the chair opposite of Yuulin. He tells her that at present, as he mentioned just now, there is no need for her to worry about An Ryukou. “Because the issue this time around, the one I had my eye on is Dark Merchant Iryou. Not long ago, there are all sorts of movements within the imperial palace. More and more it makes one hard to ignore it. Like, the courtiers complaining [/giving opinions] about the harem. The royal younger brother faction has increased.. The actions of the faction who oppose the king. *Ranyou with Ryukou and some courtiers* It feels that THERE IS SOMEONE controlling things from behind the scene. ..in order to get to the bottom of this issue, we had that chance encounter at that place before. [<- at the brothel]. Based on the intelligence report that you people had brought back, it can be determined that all of these are the handiwork of the Dark Merchant. *Iryou smiles while in prison* This time around, the plot seems to be, *smiles* he is taking his time as he put in a lot of effort to set up a declaration of war against the Wolf king...
...*Yuulin is surprised by this* Although the detailed investigation is only going to start now but to be able to apprehend this person, it is a great help in curbing the existing situation from worsening. The court [/imperial household] should also have some degree of stability, right. All of it is your and the others’ contribution.” Yuulin asks if it is of help? Reishou smiles and says that it [their help] is beyond her imagination. Teary-eyed Yuulin is relieved and says, “Is that so.” Reishou looks surprised by that and blushes again. Reishou admits to her that honestly speaking, he hopes that she won’t be reckless like this again but then, she always exceeds his expectation. *Yuulin is surprised by this* Obviously you do not have anyone to rely on *holds Yuulin’s hair* but, at some unknown time, you were able to gather a lot of external help. ..you went all over the place for me. *Yuulin blushes for it is exposed* Obviously, I ordered you to escape but you yourself came running back towards this kind of place.” While Reishou held her hand, Yuulin says that the one who resolutely brought her back to the harem is him. Reishou says that from how he looks at it, she is on her way to suddenly come rushing back. This surprises Yuulin as Reishou imagines the rabbit furiously running back.
Holding her finger, Reishou says, “You really totally won’t listen to what I say. ..Yuulin, is it also okay for me to say some boring stuff? My mother always wanted to escape from the harem. You have more or less heard of it, right? *Yuulin nods* My father is inspecting the other parts of the country. She dedicated a dance in front of the visiting king. It is simply like that, a glance that caused her to be brought into the harem. There, she received a supreme affection [/doted on from the king]. Even if at that time, father already has an official wife as well as a lot of concubines but in his eyes, it seems that he cannot stand others expect for mother. It is good if she can consider that as happiness. Mother cannot adapt to the harem. Her health steadily deteriorates. Even if it is like that, father still won’t give up and is being stubborn [/persistent] with her. In the place that he doesn’t see, the harem’s undercurrent is surging up violently. *Yuulin looks surprised-sad* ..if the situation continue to worsen, mother’s and my life will be put in danger. Because of this, father laboriously made a firm resolution to let go...
...At long last, mother has a relieved expression. *there is a scene of young Reishou’s hand being held by his mother on a snowy day and she said, ‘I’m sorry, Reishou. I’m too weak. I’m sorry.’* Whether the king’s love or the harem, for her, it is but a painful bondage [/restriction], that’s all. *Yuulin looks surprised* After some years, mother quietly went on an eternal rest. At the frontier, I recklessly [/willfully] passed my days but due to all sorts of unlucky chance [/destiny], I’m sitting on the throne. Becoming king is a situation that I cannot imagine happening but because I have no good memories of the harem, I don’t want to accept a princess consort. *aghast Gen protesting* The internal affairs [of the country] is still not yet stabilized.” Yuulin says but Jun said that after it has stabilized, he will get a queen consort.. Smiling Reishou says that it seems that Jun has some plan, that’s good.  “But for me, as long as I completed the work that the ‘Wolf king’ should do, it would be better to give the throne to a more suitable person from this place. *Yuulin looks surprised* Looking at it from that point of view, in my eyes, An Ryukou is not bad even if he is still young. There is also a problem with the mother.”
Yuulin looks at smiling Reishou and thinks, “This person is always indifferent. ..it seems as if everything is someone else’s issue when he is talking about himself. Is it because he always does not consider THIS PLACE as his home [/place he can return to]? An absolutely empty harem. A lonely king.” She recalls Reishou telling her that ‘there is nothing in this place’ and ‘nothing is also needed’. Reishou says that because he plans to become that kind of king..for him, it is just okay to hire a ‘temporary bride’. Yuulin looks sad over this. He says, “..but, gradually, things cannot go that smoothly. *intertwining her fingers with his* To work as a temporary bride, you came to my side and you surpassed the limit that I put in my heart. *Yuulin looks surprised again* From the start, it only felt that is really fun [/happy] while we’re together. Let me say this for a moment, the longer we spend time together, the more I fear that you’ll hate me. The more I fear of losing you...
...I have to take advantage of the time when I can still control my feelings and let you go back. Even if I’m thinking of that, I still couldn’t let you go. *Yuulin thinks, ‘..huh?’* I’m thinking that it isn’t easy to let go when it is at a critical point. *blushing and sweatdropping while holding her hand. Yuulin goes ‘!?’ and tries to say, ‘Your Majesty, ..that’* ..in the end, I’ve unexpectedly said goodbye at that kind of place. It is really quite mean. *Yuulin thinks, ‘Wait a moment, starting just now, what he is saying..’* I’m sorry, Yuulin. *stands up and goes to Yuulin* I already have no way of watching you when I’m barely able to suppress the feelings in my heart.” Blushing Yuulin thinks that it is like their countless practice, the Wolf king and bride’s whispering words of love. “His Majesty likes me? Is he lying? That wasn’t acting?” Reishou continues to say, “Yuulin, if you hate it, then reject [me]. Struggle and use this hand to knock me down. It is okay for you to go out from here. All along you are free. The prison door won’t lock. It is okay for you to run away to a place that is beyond [the influence of] my power...
...An order isn’t for you to be locked up in this place and make you become unhappy. *holds both of her hands* But, at least, hear me out as I say one sentence. I love you dearly...I want you to stay at my side. *flustered* I want to use my own hands to protect you.” Crying Yuulin thinks, “At the other end of the frontier, from a faraway place, always staring at that person. Right now..he stretched out his hand towards me.” As she continues to cry, Yuulin says, “I also want to stay at your side.. Any place is okay as long as you are there. Your Majesty, I.. about that..” And, Reishou kisses her. Narration: “The very long, endless winter has already passed over.” Thinking that it is a very long kiss, Yuulin says, “Your-Majesty, about that, let go a bit for a while.” She thinks that she also want to properly confess. Reishou smiles and says, “..still not enough.” And, he kisses her again. Blushing Yuulin thinks that obviously before, it has a puppy feeling.. *freaking out* [But] right now, it is totally the Wolf king--!!!” Narration: “The harbinger of spring is coming to Hakuyou.” As some plum blossoms buds are emerging on the trees, Gen exclaims, “Yahoo, tonight we are going to have a celebration toast. Lalala” Surprised and aghast Yuulin tells Reishou that Gen is outside. “Your Majesty, let go for a while.”
Comment: Take out those champagne glasses, it is time to celebrate ^^ Based on Reishou’s confession, that ‘love’ has an intention to marry to it, in contrast to the usual confession of ‘I like you’. Of course, I think Gen is thinking of some other reason to celebrate..as in a baby? =P It seems that both of them really assumed that the other is acting. ^^;; After all that Yuulin did, doesn’t it already mean that she likes him? But then, perhaps, he is just presuming that it is because of Yuulin’s nature of being nice and everything, and it isn’t because she loves him. Anyway, that confession is really nice. Reishou pretty much told her everything about him like his past and his plans for the future. Based on what he mentioned, he really seems to dread doing what his father did to his mother since he doesn’t know of Yuulin’s feelings for him. The harsh reality of harem is shown in what happened to Reishou’s mother. Apparently, contrary to what I thought, she didn’t love the father. Since he is king, he just ‘collects’ and ‘pampers’ the one that caught his fancy. Perhaps, it is more of an unrequited love. Aside from hating the place, I guess Reishou’s mother is also not used to intrigue and the jealousies of the wife and concubines. After all, as mentioned before, most of them have some backings from other powerful people who have a reason in putting their ‘woman’ in the harem.

Because of his mother, I guess Reishou get the impression that women tend to be weak? I mean that is why Yuulin has to tell him him at least twice, iirc, to not to think of her as very weak. So, we finally know why Reishou, who was driven out of the palace with his mother, would still want to be king. He actually doesn’t but it just so happen, I guess, he was the next one in line after his older brother. He also likes to freely wander around and hates paperwork. There are many people there who hate him for the sole reason that he only has half royal/noble blood. He has seen the dark side of royal life and how fickle most of the people there are who mostly thinking of their own interests. So ya, I'm always wondering what is driving him to do all that since he seems to be a self-less type of guy for he isn't after wealth, power or women. He probably thinks that that this will be just a temporary thing so he bears with it. Nevertheless, to do all that, the guy is quite nice. And in some way, got rewarded by meeting with Yuulin ^^ So, I guess if that plan pushes through, they’ll leave everything to Ryukou later on, go around the world then settle down or something. =P Scans by BaRaMei&的水母合作

Quote of the day:
If you love someone tell them. Forget about the rules of the fear of looking ridiculous. What is truly ridiculous is passing up on an opportunity to tell someone that your heart is invested in them. ~ Author Unknown

42 comments:

  1. Thank you for your continued work in summarizing this series! :) I always enjoy reading them (your summaries) in my spare time. Looking forward the rest of the chapters as they come out! :D

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  2. AHHHH!!!! XDXDXDXD. Finally they have confessed!!! Thank you very much for the summary. I was dying to read it.

    You are the best Kat !!. I don´t know what I would do without your summaries.

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    1. Yup ^^ Thanks for reading ^-^

      Thanks for the comment ^-^

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  3. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! *dances* I hope there's more lovey-dovey next chapter! Squee! They're so cute together. Yay Reishou! Good job confessing!! And kissing her a lot! But I do hope she gets to confess, too, and tell him how much she loves him. I hope he's a little flustered by it<3

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    1. Yup, hopefully, Tohru13 ^-^

      Indeed ^^

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  4. Oh my. I can't help but scream and dance. Kyaaaa ^_^ Reading this chapter is the best way to end my day. Thank you for the summary, Kat.

    FINALLY! Yipeeeee *rolls*
    It has such a nice feeling tat Reishou was the first to confess, not that ordinary confession where he girl is the first one to confess, though I would also like to see how Yuulin confess her feelings. Looking forward to the next chapters.

    Cheers, Kat! :)

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    1. Glad to hear that and thanks for reading, Quennie ^-^

      Yup...though Yuulin slipped before/took it back.

      Indeed ^^ And it is spring after all ^^

      Hope you don't mind that I deleted your other same post below.

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    2. No worries, Kat. I have not even realized that I have posted this same post again :)

      Btw, thank you soooooo much, Kat ^_^ I am now really excited of what's in store for us in the next chapters. Please do not get tired of providing us these summaries. Teehee :>

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    3. =)

      You're welcome, Quennie ^-^

      Hehe, hope you guys don't get tired of reading them ^^

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  5. I've been waiting days for your summary Kat! Ah, so Reishou doesn't even want to be king. He's just holding the position until his younger brother is old enough to run the country. In the meantime he'll just fix the problems before that happens. Interesting. I always thought he hated the harem bc of women like An Ryuoko's mom. It's because his own mother suffered there. And that taking a real consort would solidify his kingship (what he doesn't want). Anyways, kkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! Finally a confession. It's going to be so lovey dovey at the palace from now. I mean, more than usual and I can't wait. Wonder what Jun will say? And I wonder what happened to the Ryu family? Hope nothing too bad. And I really don't like how that Dark Merchant is smiling. Hope nothing else will happen. I want my couple to enjoy their lovey dovey time.

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    1. Thanks for waiting, Lidy ^-^

      Indeed.

      Yup, no more acting ^^ But then, would the others know the difference? =P

      Not sure..actually, if this series will still be ongoing, I think there will be trouble later on..if it is ending..then...everyone would just immediately be okay with all of this and that's it.

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  6. Thank you so much for translations Kat.No words to express this romance (^ - ^).

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  7. Years of waiting! i was really looking forward for this, but there was a time i doubted it would really happen! thank you as always Kat! I´m dying to know what will happen next (´.´)

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    1. Hehe..yes, it has been years.

      You're welcome ^-^

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  8. Thanks for the summary!
    Hm, so he really does want to give up the throne... that's too bad, he seems like a really good king who thinks about the people.
    Well, I hope he calls Anryukou back to the capital first, though, and teaches him about life in the palace.
    And Yuulin's brother isn't an official yet (I really want to see him go to the palace xD)
    I wonder if they are planning to live as commoners? I doubt his Majesty will survive if he spends money on Yuulin so easily ;D

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Indeed...

      I think that might be part of the plan though the mother is trouble so he cannot immediately do it now.

      Ya, and I think, if this is like feudal China, Yuulin's brother has to pass an imperial civil service exam first. Of course, that might be no problem for him.

      Lol, maybe he'll get part of the inheritance or Anryukou would provide for him. Somehow, I imagine them being some sort of 'secret agents' for the palace so that they can also travel around the country incognito like what they did earlier ^^ And Yuulin being Yuulin, I don't think she would let him spend money on her so easily...especially since she had experience the hardship of having no money..or rather, being in debt.

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  9. my ghaaaad! FINALLY Reishou confess to Yuulin! oh my! its a so soooo!!!!!!! I Like this manga soooo much! Thank you so much Kat for this summary!!thanks a lot.. ^_^

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    1. Yup, sarah23 ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

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  10. KYAAAAAAHH!

    Cuteness overload! My heart went doki doki all over <3
    Yulin hasn't said it yet though, but she did say she wants to stay by his side. If only he didn't interrupt with kisses hahaha

    Finally they are on the same page! Kisses everywhere xox
    I wonder how they would live in the future though: commoner/traveler/royalty?. And I remember Yulin's brother wanting to be an official as well so maybe they can all live in a palace like one big happy family (even though he's not the king)


    I agree with all your comments. I guess it was an unrequited love for Reischou's mother from the king but she bore with it and had Reischou. And in regards with His Majesty's action, you make a good point how he thinks of his position bring temporary so he's just going with the flow for now. If An Ryukou does end up succeeding, he will have Reischou and Yulin by his side supporting him :)


    And you gotta love Gen-sensei hehehe

    THANKS KAT!!!! :D :D :D :D

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    1. Yup, Hozea ^^

      Probably.. I think there are a lot of possibilities for it.

      Indeed.

      Yup ^^

      You're welcome ^-^

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  11. OMG OMG YAY \(^O^)/
    Thank you so much Kat :)

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  12. Thank you for the summary, Kat!
    I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about this.
    Every person wants to be free, but as a king, he has to put his responsibilities first.
    It's kind of like parenting- the country is his needy child, and he shouldn't give it up so easily (I know, weird comparison, but it kind of works).
    I always thought he was stronger than that, now he wants to pass on that dangerous position to his poor brother who might not even want to be king. After this, I think the officials would probably support him more.
    He might have had a son who is stronger than him, who knows?
    But on the other hand I kind of understand why he wouldn't want to be the target of assassins anymore.
    But then his brother would be their target. Or they would make him a puppet king and all of his Majesty's efforts are going to waste. I don't really know... we'll see.

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    1. Thanks for reading ^-^

      Hm..from what he said, I think he plans to do it when everything is already okay, and he thought that Ryukou would be better than him. Though good point, does Ryukou want to be king? Maybe leave when Ryukou is a bit older? I'm sure he won't just let Ryukou be a puppet king or else, he could have easily let the plotters have their way.

      Other than the points you mentioned, I get the impression that he detest life in the palace. Aside from assassins, there are politics, backstabbing, paperwork etc. Not sure he would want his son to have that kind of life so he didn't entertain that thought.

      Ah..not sure if he even thought of marrying before since Yuulin is obviously not in that plan. But then, that was his plan and he mentioned that things aren't going smoothly as he wanted it. So, indeed, we'll see how things turn out.

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  13. I am so glad to find this page. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  14. I'm so so happy!! Thank you very much for your time and your work!

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  15. Wahhh! Omgg!! Thanxxx so much for summarizing >.< !

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  16. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Thank you :D

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  17. oh man thank you thank you thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu for you translation my day passed like shit but your translation has been my salvation today i mean it i hope that reishou's plan go well i mean they continue the married couple act but with real feelings then when an ryuuku grows he can take yuulin and live happily ever after with her aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i love this serie once again thank you

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    1. Thanks for reading and glad to be of help ^^

      Yup...

      You're welcome ^^

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  18. when will the new chapter come out?

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    1. yuuri, it will be out in Japan on the 24th.

      Summary...most probably in April since I'll be away at the end of March.

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  19. YAAAAAAAAAAWHHHHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm so happy!! They are finally togeeethheeerrr! Ughh... that scene...it was so heartthrobbing, my heart had just to beat (and still now) real fast when he confessed. That wolf king is just too attractiv!
    And thanks so much for this summary. I have been reading it since chap 45 because i couldnt wait any longer for the release. And i wanted to thank you for summarizing the chapters but i was too hooked on the story and it would take a bit time to write a comment, so i wanted to write one when i finish reading it. But i cant!!! I'm too happy for them so i had to write one!! And thanks so much again!! I wish i had found this treasure earlier, so i didnt have to suffer waiting for the next chapter release (which was really slow). I have a lot of favorit series which arent ongoing anymore. So i was so happy to find out that one of this on hiatus-series is still ongoing! So thank you, thank you very much for sharing it.

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    1. Yup ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      =)

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  20. Yeay...they are together.. :D

    Thank you for the translation...:D

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