Marietta-hime no Konrei – Part 01

Part 01 – The Marriage was Arranged
その1 結婚が決まりました

Translation by Solistia
Edited by Sam (of Xant & Minions)

“Marietta, your marriage has been decided.”

“……Marriage?” Summoned by her father, the king of Stellaus, Marietta steeled herself for whatever bad news might come after seeing his grave countenance. However, upon hearing the subject was her marriage, she couldn’t help but be confused. Wasn’t marriage…a good thing?

Her father was always going on about how he’d find a wonderful husband for his third daughter, Marietta. As the youngest princess, she was always fawned over by her elder brothers and sisters, as well as her parents. In such an environment, most princesses would grow up selfish and spoiled, but thankfully Marietta was a gentle girl; all the love she received turned her into a charming young lady.

She was also already 18. It wouldn’t have been odd for her to have a fiance at that age, so getting betrothed now should be a matter of course.

“Oh, that’s so wonderful, thank you father! So, tell me, who is it?” Marietta held her hands in front of her chest, waiting excitedly for her father’s reply. Standing that way, the fair, blond-haired, blue-eyed Marietta looked like an adorable doll. He must be royalty. How old is he? What color is his hair? What colored eyes would hold me in their visage? “Oh, do you happen to have a portrait of him?”

“Indeed……we do have a portrait. However, he is not of royal blood……” Marietta’s eyes suddenly locked onto her father, and the king of Stellaus continued in a quiet tone. “He is a General. Belvant Fergus, the General of Oltaire, is to be your husband.”

“A General?”

“That’s right.”

“Oltaire? The superpower Oltaire? ……Did something happen, some urgent military matter, to make you need a relationship with them?”

“…Truly you are a clever girl, Marietta.” Reflecting in the king’s eyes was his sweet Marietta, whose adorable appearance belied her wisdom and intellect, and his expression became strained. “And you are correct.”

“Then, could it be that by marrying this General we will be able to avoid some kind of war?”

“How did you know?”

“If we were to form a solid relationship with Oltaire, we would have the power to refuse unreasonable demands from other countries.”

“But still, how did you arrive at that conclusion?”

“Because, Father, you are always going on about how you’ll find me the perfect prince to live a peaceful life with. But now, you’re suddenly talking of handing me over to a General from the militant superpower Oltaire. If my memory serves me right, Oltaire has no princes of a marriageable age at the moment.”

“You are right. The only remaining unwed prince is just 4-years old. What’s more, the Oltaire royal family is currently looking to bestow a reward upon their General; such as a princess from an allied country.”

“And I qualify as such a prize, is what you’re saying.” Marietta did not mind of course, and nodded her head in understanding. “As a member of the royal family, I am fully prepared to marry for the sake of the country. To be able to do this for my people fills me with happiness.”

“Oh Marietta, such generosity.”

“Father, I am already 18 and a proper adult.” Marietta raised her chin sharply, as if to say ‘look how I’ve matured’…and failed. Her body was both short and slender. Her older sisters were all voluptuous in the chest, but, how would one describe it…it was quite obvious her chest was nigh nonexistent. She had truly believed that one day she would blossom as her sisters did, but at 18 years of age, such a thing had yet to occur.

That’s why, with her body like that, you could describe her with a single word: cute.

“Now then, what kind of person is this General? I would appreciate it if you could tell me.”

“Yes, you see…”

General Fergus. Before that name typically appeared titles the likes of “He Who Silences Crying Children (out of fear)”, or “Advent of the Fearsome Demon Lord”, and so on and so forth. Born into the lower nobility, with his strength and sharp intellect he quickly rose to the rank of General at the young age of 30. His glare alone caused small animals to hide, and even the branches of immovable trees would tremble. When he stepped onto the battlefield no enemy would live to tell the tale, and whatever the circumstances, without batting an eyelash, even against the most well-laid plans he could forcibly bring about victory from under his opponent’s feet; he was a warrior, fierce and terrifying as a god.

Thus, the king of Stellaus went to extreme lengths to beat around the bush as long as possible in his explanation to Marietta. “And that, is his portrait.” The chamberlain came in carrying the portrait under his arm and presented it to the princess.

Depicted in the portrait, his body indeed looked strong, and from his light brown hair to his icey blue stare piercing through Marietta, he did look like a demon…no, like a warrior. There may have been some artistic liberties taken by the painter, but it still exuded a fair amount of intensity. The portrait had revealed a man that could easily crush Marietta’s throat with a single hand.

“He also…appears to be quite tall.” Seeing Marietta trembling while covering her mouth with both hands made the king of Stellaus’ heart clench. “He could probably easily lift me with one hand.”

“I-I hear he’s both a strong and good-looking man. Marietta, I believe he’s a man who would protect someone as lovely as you.”

“Yes……I get that impression. I’m certain he would be my knight in shining armor……” Marietta had become teary-eyed. “It’s decided, Father, I shall go to this man. How soon until I depart for Oltaire?”

“In one week’s time……”

“As you wish. I must hurry and pack my belongings. …May I take this painting with me?” the young girl requested, and the king of Stellaus was no longer able to hold back his tears.

****

“This is the man who will become my husband……?” Upon returning to her room, Marietta closely examined the painting of her ferociously-faced fiance again. “How……how dreamy he is!” She was so deeply affected that, while teary eyed, Marietta’s face turned bright red as she softly exclaimed to herself.

“Such a strong physique with taut muscles, I’m certain he wields the sword as lightly as a feather. He could easily sweep me off my feet with one arm……eee, I’m so embarrassed!” Daydreaming about her expressionless knight embracing her, Marietta writhed about bashfully by herself. He’s like an aloof knight from a fairy tale brought to life. Whatever shall I do, my heart will beat out of my chest if I don’t see him soon.

“My Lord Belvant……My Lord Husband……” Marietta’s white fingers caressed the painting, and then she hugged it. “I’m so happy! I can’t wait, simply can’t wait to see him! My dreamy General!”

After all, Princess Marietta was a girl with a muscle fetish.


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Nmn
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Nmn

Haha such a unusual heroine! Muscle fetishist lol
Thank you for the translation

Azuri
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Azuri

Thank you Soli!!

Lol muscle fetish!
I like her taste!
Or maybe I’m just kinda depressed that the male leads in c-novels are almost always prettier than actual girls….
What I mean is finally a manly male lead!!!
*cheers*

hnao
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hnao

Lol true.

Arken
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Arken

haha..that line at the end …

Fangirl
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Fangirl

Muscle fetish…? Gou Chan !? ( Free iwatobi swim club )

linnil
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linnil

Muscle fetish… LoL!
Poor king, he misundertand!

VesperOz
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VesperOz

So cute~!! Fierce looking men are the best!

Atamahead027
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Atamahead027

What, muscle fetish? Is that you Ononoki-chan?

Seink
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Seink

Everytime I look at the novel illustration in http://www.novelupdates.com/series/marietta-hime-no-konrei/ only one thing cames to my mind: damn lolicon! XD
The description says the guy has 30 years old and the girl 18, but if you asked me I would say the picture was from 10 years prior, when the girl was 8 and the guy 20 XD

Thanks for the translation!

Ugoki
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Ugoki

I like this heroine already!

Riger
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Riger

That last line had me laughing so hard 🙂

1707mania
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1707mania

Really follows the rule : Every GAR (Manly) man needs a loli :p

*take Zaraki & Yachiyo, Kenshiro & Yuria , Sesshoumaru & Rin , etc

Magnolia
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Magnolia

how naive a princess sh…[read the last line] …. oh … i need to laugh ….

The Lazy Slug
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HAHAHAHA! That was quite unexpected, and funny! And I love it! Thank you very much for picking this up! :>

Kryzin
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Kryzin

Thxs for the chapter.

Mighthose
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For some reason i feel bad for that General… i just wish its just my thought. COME ONE SHOULD NOT IT BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND?

Crystal Aris
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Crystal Aris

She may be scaring me…, but she has really good taste ^^

Fool
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Fool

The last line got me I laugh like a mad man xD
Thank you for the translation

Momogi
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Momogi

Me too, girl.. Me too. I Also have that kind of fetish. Ah, I like her already

araw
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araw

awww lol cute haha
can’t wait for more 😉