The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs

The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 4 Part 1

A Weakness Found

I went to a hangar in order to participate in the airbike race.

Carrying a helmet, I conversed with Luxon, who was attached to an airbike.

[It’s quite unreasonable for you to do this just because you don’t want to anger a duke that happens to support you. How about getting one of Anjelica’s fine followers to do it? Is this really a position suitable for a mob?]

I normally made snide comments towards how I was a mob.

In reality, I was no more than a boy in the academy with nothing worth noting.

I wasn’t overwhelmingly beautiful like how Julian or the others were, and was an ordinary person with black hair and dark irises.

However, I didn’t hate how I was.

So what if I was ordinary? Wasn’t that splendid? I loved how I was.

“I’d love it if I had a position a bit more in the background. I’m afraid of becoming one of the villainess’ followers. Anyways, how about we begin?”

Luxon inserted a cord coming from its spherical body into the airbike. It seemed that it was modifying the airbike, but it kind of looked like we were up to no good.

[They said ten minutes is more than enough for you. It seems that you’re the victim of harassment. It’s like they’re trying to set you up for some kind of engine trouble.]

“Don’t those guys hate me a little too much?”

It was as if all of the students in the school turned into my enemy after the duel.

[There’s no doubt that the students in the whole school hate you. You should take care of the two that you’re on good terms with right now. Perhaps I should call them your friends, that is if you don’t see them as members of the opposite sex.]

“Friends of the opposite sex, you say.”

[You should look after them since they’re valuable friends who aren’t boys, Master.]

As I was speaking with Luxon in a low voice, I thought about those two.

They were people who normally wouldn’t be friends, the protagonist and the villainess. I didn’t think that it would have been a simple matter for them to become close.

However, the two strangely became close friends.

“I’m fine if nothing happens between us, though. The best result would be if there are no trials and tribulations for me to encounter. Especially with those two.”

[Don’t you have anything you feel towards them?]

“Basically, those two──”

When I was speaking, a third-year upperclassman arrived.

He was tall, had short hair, and held a stern figure. It seemed that the upperclassman had trained his body for a long time. He had quite the thick neck. Of the top candidates, he was the boy who was most popular in the bets.

“Are you Jilk’s substitute?”

The upperclassman was calling out to me, but I didn’t feel much hostility.

“Oh, aren’t you the one who’s the cream of the crop among the top candidates? Do you have some business with me? I’m a bit busy at the moment, so could we save it for later? I’m having some trouble with this engine.”

While I was speaking, Luxon hid itself behind my back.

The one I was speaking with was Clarice’s follower.

It felt like the third-year upperclassman was loosening his guard around me.

“So you do understand the situation you’re in? In that case, I didn’t need to come here and give you a warning. Nevertheless, to think that the shovel guy would substitute for Jilk. I have mixed feelings.”

Shovel guy. I suppose I was called that since I had mistakenly pulled out a shovel during the duel.

“Tell me about this warning.”

The upperclassman made a bit of a self-deprecating smile, and then made a serious expression.

“Let me apologize in advance. I don’t hold any grudge against you, but I’m going to go all out and thwart you in the next race.”

Wasn’t that an upright declaration of war?! There was no point in trying to apologize. I hated pain.

“Do you have some kind of special circumstance going on? Did Clarice threaten you?”

“That’s not it!”

The upperclassman took offense at my joke, but soon apologized with “My bad.”

He then cleared his throat and talked to me about Clarice’s and his own circumstances.

“My family consists of nobles from the lowest seats of the royal court. Without our court rank, I wouldn’t be the heir to anything.”

The upperclassman was someone from the regular class who was one of Clarice’s followers.

It seemed that he was indebted to her.

“My lady is also kind to me. She recognized my talent in airbikes and supported me. It’s thanks to her that I’ll likely get ahead in employment after graduation.”

The upperclassman placed his hand gently on his airbike, seeming happy, yet sad.

“She’s a kind person. We admire her. The other girls are cruel, and I’ve heard complaints coming from the followers of other ladies, making us glad that we’re with her.”

I remained silent, and the upperclassman spoke about his past.

“My lady’s household has an airbike race location. I could use it freely, so I didn’t have any problems with practicing. That Jilk guy also used that spot before their engagement was even decided. The lady prepared a coach for him, and even gifted him an airbike. She supported him with a smile. It was pleasant, but frustrating at the same time. And yet, that Jilk brat swiftly told her one day that he would break up their engagement. Even when my lady tried to see him in order to persuade him otherwise, he absolutely would not meet her.”

I couldn’t help but get angry.

It was justified to beat up Jilk for it. I forgave him. Do your best, upperclassman!

However, I hoped that he would let me off.

“In that case, could you overlook me?”

“I’m sorry. I sympathize with you emotionally, but my lady’s orders are absolute. We have to unconditionally follow her orders. We have to by all means, even if it means doing it in exchange for our lives.”

What strong determination.

It was this kind of idolization that made Clarice so popular.

The upperclassman then spoke to me about Clarice’s changes.

“I heard about what happened at the medical office. It’s probably impossible, but I hope that you don’t think badly of my lady. She has changed since the summer vacation. She owns slaves and goes wild with them all night. She was not that kind of person in the past.”

Owning slaves and doing it all night? That’s what a lot of girls did, including my sister.

I wasn’t really surprised, since I was already numbed to it.

──It had finally happened. It seemed that the world of this otome game had seeped into me.

Something like this wasn’t normal! It was frustrating that I thought it was for just a moment.

“If you sympathize, then can’t you cut me some slack?”

The upperclassman smiled.

“So I can’t convince you? It seemed that you weren’t that interested in what I had to say. It’s fine either way. I’m just complaining out loud. You can ignore me.”

While seeing the upperclassman leave, I sat down on the seat of my airbike and put on my helmet. I tightly fixed the strap of the helmet around my chin.

[The airbike’s modification has completed.]

“Is that so?”

[Master, are you still aiming to win even after hearing that?]

“Of course. I’d be wrong of me to, but I had bet a large amount of money on myself.”

When the students heard that I would be substituting for Jilk and that I would be using an airbike prepared by the academy, they were probably thinking that I would lose.

Compared to those who advanced to the finals, it was obvious that I was inferior.

In other words, I was an unlikely winner.

[I don’t think you need money, though. In the first place, since you have me, you wouldn’t be inconvenienced in terms your livelihood, Master.]

What an idiot. That wouldn’t have helped with marriage, though! It really was a useless AI.

In addition, I also just wanted to win. I loved winning. Furthermore──

“I’d like to see the bitter faces of the people who thought I would lose. For that, I’ll win the championship. The bet is on. You can consider this a separate matter.”

[What a nice hobby you have. I’d like to follow your example of having a tough, impudent spirit that doesn’t feel anything about using my power to shamefully win a game.]

Didn’t this thing hate me a little too much?

Now that the race was about to begin, airbikes were hovering in the sky.

The sensation of floating in the air with a bike was refreshing, as long as I didn’t look down. The quality of the ride wasn’t bad either.

The audience was greatly excited to see each airbike rising up.

Among those airbikes, there were some belonging to participants who were surrounding me.

Each of them were openly hostile.

“Yo, we were waiting for you. Today, we’ll repay you for what you did that one time.”

Who was this person?

He seemed to be a second-year student, but I didn’t remember him at all.

When I tried to ignore him, he collided into my airbike.

“Don’t ignore me, first-year scum!”

I laughed scornfully.

“There’s no way I would be able to remember trash like you, though. I’ll tell a certain duke household your name, so give it to me. Hey, tell me your name!”

While touting my close connection with the duke Redgrave household, I politely looked down on the person I was speaking to.

Perhaps that made me a small fry hiding behind a giant. So what? It was pretty fun.

The person clicked his tongue and took a distance from me.

All the participants gathered at the starting point marked by cloth.

There were obstacles installed in various areas of the field.

[As sharp-tongued as ever, I see.]

“I’m actually being serious, so why is trouble coming to me? Good grief.”

[You reap what you sow. In fact, I’ve recently been wondering if you just want to show off. Look, it’s about to start.]

Once I looked ahead of me, there was a referee who shot a rifle into the sky.

With that as a cue, all of the airbikes simultaneously began to run, and I was in the lead──not.

[You’re completely surrounded.]

“God damn!” (TLN: Spoken in English)

[And you said you were a Japanese person in your previous life?]

“I just wanted to try saying it!”

Once the race began, participants surrounded me with their airbikes and launched an attack. They collided into my airbike and kicked it.

What cruel people they were!

“Go to hell, you fiend!”

“I’m swimming in debt because of you!”

“Go crash somewhere!”

I would have liked to have claimed that these voices of resent were just misunderstandings.

“You’re all just paying the consequences of your mistakes, idiots! You all are the ones that can go crash somewhere!”

Luxon was amazed when I kicked back at the schoolboy that had kicked me.

[What a pathetic conversation. It really makes me realize how conflict can only occur amongst people of the same level.]

I defended myself from the top, bottom, left, right, and front in order to endure the attacks of the people surrounding me.

“Ouch! Who threw that thing just now?! I hope you’re prepared to come face me!”

In a paid lounge that gave off a high-class aura, there were students who gathered to cheer people on in the race.

“Do it!”

“Over there. Give him a larger dent!”

“Aren’t you being a little too meek?!”

Everyone was excitedly cheering for the students that were attacking Leon.

Anjie held her head due to a headache.

“Their dissatisfaction will accumulate, even if we try to stop them. Leon had also said that it was fine for them to let out some steam, but this is crueler than I had imagined.”

Livia had teary eyes.

“I feel bad for Leon. Leon, I know that you didn’t do anything particularly wro──w, well, actually…”

Anjie comforted Livia, who tried to stand up for Leon somehow.

“You don’t have to go that far. He has his faults as well. However, even if it’s just you and me, we can cheer for Leon. Anyways, it’s ironic that those related to Clarice aren’t near.”

Clarice’s followers were attempting to thwart Leon.

However, before those followers could surround him, other boys had gathered around Leon and persistently launched an attack.

Instead of getting near him, Clarice’s followers seemed to be moving indecisively, perhaps in confusion.

Leon had avoided receiving any fatal wounds, but Anjie, who was watching in irritation, was clenching her fist. Thereupon, the daughter of the earl household from the first day of the school festival appeared.

With a smile, she looked beyond the glass, towards the race.

“Your follower really is detestable.”

Anjie objected to the earl daughter, who thought that Leon was her follower.

“Leon isn’t my follower.”

“I don’t care about that. What’s important is that he’s your colleague. Because of you guys, my household has been criticizing me for so long──”

She had called the queen, Milaine, an old lady, and furthermore instigated an incident through her exclusive servants. Due to that, it seemed that the earl daughter was harshly criticized by her family.

Her followers were around her, but her exclusive servants were nowhere to be seen.

Anjie laughed scornfully.

“If you’re looking for something to blame, then how about blaming your own short-sightedness?”

The earl daughter, who seemed like she was about to lunge at Anjie, had a sharp gaze and dark circles around her eyes.

Livia stood in front of her.

“Don’t lay a hand on Anjie!”

“──Livia.”

When Anjie felt a little reassured by Livia, the girl squinted her eyes.

“Don’t interrupt our conversation, lowly commoner.”

“──Err, um.”

When Livia flinched upon being called a commoner, Anjie stood to protect her this time. When seeing that, the girl made an ill-boding smile.

“You’ve changed, Anjelica. Perhaps you’ve gotten timid from having all of your followers betray you. If it was you from before, you wouldn’t even have cared for commoners. Could it be that you’re clinging onto one in desperation? You’ve changed despite having looked down on commoners like her. Or perhaps it’s that your household is on a decline, so you can only draw close with them.”

Anjie glared at the girl, but soon turned around and looked at Livia.

She tried to resolve the misunderstand, but struggled to get the words out.

“──T, that’s not it. Livia, I..!”

The words couldn’t come out, and feeling ashamed about her former self, she averted her gaze from Livia.

Seeing Anjie’s behavior, Livia broke into tears and ran off.

Anjie tried reaching out towards Livia’s back, but Livia ran out from the lounge.

“──Ah.”

When Anjie was about to chase after her, her legs halted. She lowered the arm she had reached out with.

(What right do I have to chase after her?)

She stopped and thought about her past.

When it came to being the daughter of a duke household, her life was different from even Leon’s. She had never gone out to a field and it was unlikely that she would get the opportunity to make contact with normal citizens.

What was someone like her thinking, interacting with a commoner?

“Aah~, she ran off. In the end, it seems that even your friends are cold towards you.”

When the earl daughter said that, a vein appeared on Anjie’s forehead and she glared at her.

“──What do you know?”

“Huh?”

When seeing the girl laugh, Anjie proceeded to slap her on the cheek, making a sharp sound.

“Y, you actually did it!”

“What about it? Lowly people like you shouldn’t pick a fight with me.”

Pinning down the girl after she tried lunging at her, Anjie pressed her weight onto her, starting a fight between the two.

The lounge, which had gotten excited not too long ago, was now silent.

When the people around tried to intervene, Anjie grabbed the girl by the collar and drove her fist into her cheek.

“What do you know──what do you know about me?! I’ll crush you. I’ll crush you with all I can!”

The girl clutched Anjie’s hair.

“──I said it before, you stubborn jerk! Don’t get carried away for someone from a declining duke household!”

The lounge was in chaos.


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79 thoughts on “The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs v2 Chapter 4 Part 1”

  1. It is painfully obvious that Jilk was the one in the wrong.
    I wonder if he will even regret his actions later on. His status has changed from love fool to trash in my eyes

    1. Jilk was always trash. He and Brad were the ones to outright try to kill Leon during the duel. The other 3 fought fairly even if they are idiots.

      1. Nah with the prince is not even a fight. He just dig his own grave and get tortured so pathetically you pity him.

      2. The fight was not a even fair for leon i mean the reason he won was because he has luxon if he did not have him/it he will 100% lose.. just look at leon and jilk and his followers(?) they are rich compared to him (not if he does not have luxon) he will use a mech prepared by the school which will be way lower quality compared to jilk and the others which are costum made than a mech made for mass production for everyone that can afford it in the kingdom. I would be glad if jilk and his friends(?) fought not using their custom made mech and fought with a mech prepared by the school.. jilk and his friends(?) also leon should have used mechs that have the same specs manufactured for mass production if they did it would not be a unfair fight and everyone should see who would be the real winner instead of their own custom made mechs and for leon using luxon. But then again jilk and the others did not EVEN entertain that thought or even thiught of that which makes them High-grade Ass holes

          1. Whew, his wording and phrasing are terrible indeed. But no, I think he meant to say that it was unfair to begin with since they were dead set on using their own custom mechs from the beginning anyway, whereas as far as they knew he’d have to use a school prepared one. What hes suggesting is that it’d be nicer to have all of them use school prepared ones, not just Prince and co. but Leon as well, and then it wouldn’t be an unfair fight for either side. But yes, hes high since he doesn’t seem to realize that 5v1 isn’t exactly fair to begin with.

            1. Well actually im not high its leon that is high since he was the one that wanted a 5vs1 battle.Then again maybe i am? I posted my comment late at night with me being half asleep also playing games on hand with my phone on the other hand is another phone for posting here and commenting, i also use the internet so my wordings and phrases suck ass. Im no natural born english user since i come from a/an third world counrty so my english is mediocre at best or actually below mediocre or below average, what i wanted to explain or express? Was if jilk and co presented a battle with only using school regulated mechs (which you so kindly pointed out and i had a hard time thinking what the words i should use) against leon even if its a 5vs1 battle which will mean instant defeat for leon. Leon will lose for sure since he is basically a level 10 picking a fight against five level 50 and above. Since he will lose for sure for me i would probably not have an animosity to them since they would give a fair battle in terms of equipment but levels and skills? Its is not fair but hey leon picked a fight against high level people so he was basically going in a suicide run. To me it would also say they were good people deep down inside but since jilk and co didnt even think its unfair for leon they are bad people most likely influenced by marie or bad/evil inside in the first place, although for me they are the latter one it also showed in the earlier chapters

          2. Maybe? I was sleepy so maybe i was high that time also no i dont use illegal drugs, half my brain was asleep and i was aslo playing games. If i use one i would be killed by or sent to prison by the government philippines is crazy about drug users so if i use one i would die or go to jail, also they are worth a lot for an average citizen in the philippines. Why would i waste money on drugs anyway they cost a lot for someone like me who is a third world country citizen. Im evious of first world country people who spend money like nothing.

        1. If it was school regulated and they all used standard mechs Leon would have 0 chance. Its a 5v1, thats not fair by any means whatsoever to begin with. Doesn’t matter if they all use the same mechs. Not to mention the cheating ways and literal attempted murder against him by Jilk and Brad by the time he got to their fights. And ofc, again, survived because Luxon being OP. There would be no story otherwise. If he loses to one of the first 2 it’d be bad ending since he failed to do anything. If he lost to Brad, Jilk or the Prince he’d probably end up killed by them outright. Even if he could 1v1 any of them in a standard mech pulling a 5v1 wouldn’t be doable.

        2. It’s impossible for a fair duel. For starters the capture targets are top of the class and Leon had to fight five battles while they only had to win one. Also, while Leon was venting his grudges he was trying to show them how weak they were so they’ll train harder and hopefully manage to fight well in the upcoming war rather than die easily like in the game. War doesn’t care about fair or giving even chances.

          1. A 5vs1 fight aint no fair fight for leon but he is the one who wanted to fight them by himself also didnt he say that he wanted to fight them all at the same time?. Also didnt think that jilk and co losing would benefit the country by making them train hard which would help for upcoming war event. Youre/Your’e(?) perspective sure is something i would not have thought of jilk and co helping their country for the war because of losing to leon.
            (PRAISE THE ALMIGHTY LUXON-SAMA!!!)

  2. Woah! Cat fight! She looks like she’s not the type to get her hands dirty, so I’m totally rooting for this epic gap.

  3. Thanks for the chapter

    Ok now I’m feeling sorry for Clarice . She destroyed herself due to hatred. Good thing Livia and Leon were with Anjie or she would be in the same state

      1. i would not condem her for that, you hear the guy, she is doing that because she is so angered and is venting out,she as well as anjie had to devote herself to train to be a good bride unlike rest of spoiled girls, since she was going to spouse a high class noble, where i assume roles are reverted compared to rest of guys and girls by seeing how the queen and anjie were the ones going to be accepted rather than accepting the other nobles, and unlike anjie, the girl doesnt have too many close people to tell her to take revenge in being happy and then flaunting it to marie and jilk and the other spoiled brats who are in deep shit right now looking for any money and coin they can get to sustain live, in truth, i feel sad and sorry for the girls that were bethroded to the 5 guys, since the girls did nothing wrong and as told, they tried to speak with them in an attempt to make them reconsider

  4. Thanks for the translation and Happy Holidays! Ps first time used lounge forgot the u. It’s the one after diamond and part of sentence In a paid lounge…

  5. Cat fight! Hyena vs cat!! Or cat vs tiger? Somehow, i know what will gonna happen next…thanks for the gift.
    But im hoping for double chap, or triple, quad would be even better.

  6. Thanks for the chapter
    That Earl gril called Anjie’s household a declining Duke family… She didn’t realised that Anjie is still from a Duke family and is loved by the Queen.

    1. Something ive noticed is that while the world is unfair towards boys most of the women are stupid i mean think about it was well known that leon conquered a dungeon and had his own land and money from conquering said dungeon but they all ignored him then he beat the five best boys in school one of them being heir to the throne proving that he has a future won a bunch of money from betting on himself and was even promoted yet none of them even try to get with him because they hate him thats stupid if you could marry him you could live a life of luxury and if your lower rank then him your entire family only gains things by marrying him and if your higher rank than him marring him would only keep him under you like with his father but none of them think about that their to stupid to

  7. Thanks for the chapter

    So Clarice is originally more decebt girl than Angie and actually have loyal subordinates, now she became gyaru. It’s amazing what NTR can do to people.

  8. Thanks for the chapter!!! And happy Holidays!!!
    Haah, I guess Marie’s meddling with the game’s plot has done a lot of damage and not only to the people she directly did something to.

    1. i think livia(in game) and marie doing same thing, snatch other fiance
      it just because POV that we see marie evil and livia good

    1. Well leons probably going to win the race im more interested in if someones going to stop the catfight who will it be

  9. Thank you for the update, Aniki ~

    Happy Holiday !

    Leon, Angie and Livia is getting more and more shunned.
    If it’s me, I won’t care about what others say and might do what Leon did; take all their money. No regret.

    1. He didn’t really do anything wrong though.
      He was confident about winning the duel so he betted money on himself, the fact the others lost money is their own problem.
      Especially the ones that took a loan are massive morons.
      He did went overboard with trash talking the prince, but it isn’t abnormal in a competition, even more so in a life threatening one like a duel. Moreover His Highness is a spoiled brat asshole so it’s justified.

      1. He didn’t do anything “wrong” but he did go overboard in everyone’s eyes. He himself thinks so but proudly wears his certified asshole badge like a medal of honor.

  10. Thanks for the chapter desu~!

    Merry Christmas and adv Happy New year to you translator-san
    ~!

    Whoa! a cat fight between Anjie and Clarice. go! Anjie!

  11. Yay updates~
    Finally managed to read after so long~~
    Well that was an unexpected cat fight Anjie snapping was expected on my part but her going MMA on clarise was..not… cant wait to see what will happen next time~ XD
    Keep up the good work! And always know when to take a break 2slow2late sempai!
    Thanks for the updates~♥
    Also belatted Merry Christmas!
    Leecher here~
    Signing off~

  12. I’m disappointed… There’s not any more chapters! I literally found the manga this morning, read it, and was like, “I need more.” I was so excited when I found this, and read practically all the chapters in one sitting, and now I’m at the end. Translator, please don’t discontinue or stop translating, I’m okay with once a week translations, or once every two weeks, but I need this. I need to see how this ends. Thank you for your hard work, and I hope to see an update soon.

    1. check his announcement in the homepage, he said he will be continuing this, currently the translator is translating the LN and there’s only 2 vol. so after he is done with this vol. he will go back to “is it tough being a friend?” So relaxed he won’t dropped it anytime soon

      1. Damn, only two volumes at the moment? That sucks, but it’s good to hear that he won’t be stopping any time soon.

  13. Merry Christmas and happy holidays i hope you all had a good day and got what you wanted for Christmas unless it was f**ked up and if it was f**ked up i hope you got coal instead lol

  14. Wow, cat fight. Anjie, you go girl!
    And Jilk deserves more than a few broken bones. Honestly, my impression for Jilk was already at rock bottom fron the start. Now it just sank furthur more.

  15. So leon…
    -Has Luxon as cheat ability
    -Has reincarnated in a game-like world
    -Has two female “friends” that get along wondrously despite wildly different backgrounds
    -Is bound to meet the rest of the scorned ex-fiances, who are bound to have quirky personalities like Gyaru here, and may actually be good people like Anjie.
    -Looks generic as all hell

    Where have I seen traits like these…

  16. i want to ask a question for anyone who had read the wn (to the latest chapter).

    This is a big spoiler that still far in future probably volume 4 or 5. Read with caution.

    Spoiler
    The 3rd protagonist or the protagonist of the 2nd sequel of the game is has a relationship with the capture target thathas psyco, sadist kind of personality that the protag got abuse every day. My question is, is the protag got abuse physically only (like only being hit or kicked) or sexually too? Lets just to the point is he still VIRGIN? Cant sleeo cuz of this. Thanks.

    I hope spoiler box work! (Checking many times for typo in spoiler box command.) Pls reply using spoiler box too, cant spoil the story too much.

  17. Just use some high level magic and get that fight over with!!! I don’t want to think that Anjie can’t win from someone like this girl…
    And she goes crazy all night long????? I don’t want to imagine that now….
    Thanks for translating this!!!

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