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A villain girl is perfectly fine alone! (unedited < a third of chapter 1, short story)
Note: Iris tends to sometimes speak of Iris in third person.
Iris El-Katze was a villainous noble daughter.
I remembered about it the other day, before entering high school. I understood about my past life and that since I reincarnated and up until now, I had lived an extremely selfish life.
Before being reborn, I was really fond of villain characters.
My favorite word: Evil. Favorite color: Black. The character I loved the most: DIO-sama. My favorite death scenario was suicide bombing while hysterically laughing.
I had a very strong love towards everything that was evil. A villainous noble daughter, how nice it sounds, right? I felt so enthusiastic about everything I could accomplish.
I also knew that this world was a part of a game. And similarly, I knew that Iris El-Katze was the villainous noble daughter of the game.
Fortunately, the bad end for her is just being expelled from the school. After that, it was suggested that she was to be disinherited from her house, but at the very least she wasn’t and neither was she banished from the country.
So, I will be able to keep living in this country, but either way, I think I would be fine even if I become a commoner.
However, that would bring a problem.
It is good that I became a villainous noble daughter. That is my purpose.
It’s fine if I’m expelled from school. And there’s nothing to worry about becoming a commoner. If you’re a villain, that is but a trivial issue.
But the problem is not that. It is not something related to Iris herself.
How to say it, it is more of a worldwide problem. The huge evil trying to destroy the world.
Dominating demons and using them to destroy everything.
Spreading the flames of war with its huge power, reigning over the demon race.
Yes, a huge evil. And its name is the Demon King.
In Iris’ memory, there were recollections of a game titled ‘Today’s forecast: Sunny with a chance of love’.
Featuring popular voice actors in the leading roles, with detailed depiction of the character’s emotions, it was an immersive story with beautiful illustrations. These and many other factors made the game a very popular work.
And of course, the Iris before she was reborn, me, was very into that game. I bought a variety of game-related goods and participated in several events. It was a game very different from my usual tastes, but nevertheless it was so interesting I couldn’t help but to be drawn into it.
But, it was just a normal adventure game. It was an ordinary game in which you had to choose from predeterminate choices, resulting in increased or decreased favorability, and the ending was already established.
There were no battle parts, and neither were scenes where the heroine fought in the game.
However, by reading the instruction’s manual, you could see that magic existed in the world, and that swords and magic were the means to fight in it.
Demons existed, and it was understood that the Demon King was subjugated shortly before the heroine Alice Il Wand entered the high school division.
It was common knowledge that the Demon King was defeated.
That’s right, a Demon King lived in this world. And since Iris was still a middle schooler, the Demon King was still alive.
The world was frightened by the menace posed by the Demon King. And while it seemed like the world was trying to defeat the Demon King, its efforts were not aligned.
According to the story, the Demon King would already be defeated in one year. However, I never heard anything about Iris being the one attacking to defeat the Demon King, and the country doesn’t show any movements as if they are attempting it either.
Maybe a hero is summoned… But such an existence never appeared in the game. If there was to be a hero, you would obviously be able to recruit it into your party.
Therefore, the most possible explanation is that someone from this world defeated the Demon King. But, who is the one who will defeat it? I haven’t the slightest of clues.
Would it be the promising young swordsman from this country? The magic King from the neighboring country? The legendary master martial artist? The traveling holy knight? Or would it be the strongest and most famous sword saint?
Each and every one of them seem likely, but I doubt their countries would easily let go of such powerful people.
Who would beat the Demon King? Its already been a month since I started thinking about it, but I have yet to find an answer.
Even while taking classes at school, even while keeping my daily routing of bullying my fiancé, moping the floor with some master martial artist, or blowing away some random mountain with magic… Even then, I cannot find the answer.
The world keeps going as usual, and the Demon King keeps trying to destroy de world as usual. The only thing that change, is that the conflict between the people and the demons keeps on escalating.