Spoiler Don't Trust the Heroine

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  1. Hypothon

    Hypothon Well-Known Member

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    She was reincarnated into a novel as the villainess’ supporter and died a tragic death after harassing the heroine.

    To avoid her death, she gave everything to Suzanne, the heroine and helped her get her happy ending. But…

    “Think back on your sins. You are convicted of attempted murder, high treason…”

    She was betrayed in the end…

    “Goodbye, foolish countess. Ah, I forgot that you’re not a countess anymore,” Suzanne chuckled.

    The heroine’s vicious nature, which she learned on the brink of her death. At that last moment, she thought.

    ‘If I was given another chance, I…’

    * * *

    “No way! …I returned?”

    She went back to the day before she met the heroine. The worst mistake she had made in her previous life.

    [History is written by the victors.] She will no longer be the heroine’s s*ave. She swears to come out victorious and have her own happy ending!

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    Well it isn't bad after 2 chapters. The MC is relatable and human. Flaw so far is that the hook is a bit weak.
    ch 1 pretty much the blurb but without as much of the antagonist rubbing salt into the main characters woundx. She gets beheaded wakes up ten years in the past thinking she was an idiot. Reads the diary she made when she first transmigrated finds out OH MY GOD THE NOVEL MUST HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE ANTAGONIST. Decides she is going to hook up with the villain.
    ch 2 Turns out she took the antagonist in from an orphanage, and had the choice to adopt the villain as an alternate.
    The antagonist is there [laying the consummate white lotus while getting the adults to treat Farren(ML? he is 6 years younger and 12 at that). She manages to get him excluded from the selection process and sent to a punishment room. At the end of the chapter it looks like the antagonist is trying to give the MC the run around
     
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    Hypothon Well-Known Member

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    From the way I've read the translations, wasn't the term used not adoption but something close to sponsorship (well, its technically the same but at least it makes things less weird)?
     
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    Patronage was the term but that didn't seem right either. Especially so when you consider what Suzanne did original timeline. Maybe foster would be correct
     
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    It really is a patronage in the typical sense, but Medina was incredibly attached to Suzanne (which wasn't normal). For a typical patronage, the patron mostly just provides financial support, but even after her return Medina has Farren living in the estate with her and she takes him out shopping and personally teaches him about noble life.

    So Farren had been locked in the "reflection room" (which is basically a supply closet with no light source) after he was beaten because Suzanne framed him for stealing her brooch. Suzanne spends some time shamelessly telling Medina how awful Farren is, Farren claims he didn't, and Medina spends some time wondering at how good Suzanne is at playing this role. She doesn't trust Suzanne, but that doesn't mean she trusts Farren either. She tells them that she'll just find a wizard to cast a spell on the brooch to see what actually happened in the past and Farren says he can do it, so she tells him to go ahead. Surprise (not), Suzanne is the one who put the brooch in Farren's things to frame him. Anyway, she takes Farren and leaves and starts a gov't investigation into the orphanage to shut it down and send the kids elsewhere.

    It's revealed that she isn't just going to sponsor Farren because he's Suzanne's enemy, but also because he's the only one who had warned Medina about Suzanne before her return. She had been offended and hadn't listened then, but she remembered it.

    Separately, Farren reveals that he and Suzanne can do pretty high level magic because there's a wizard who would come to teach them sometimes. She doesn't remember Suzanne being able to do that before her return, but maybe Suzanne just misrepresented her abilities.

    She's really wary of Farren this time around because she doesn't want to get emotionally attached again, but Farren is an adorable kid who is just so happy to have someone who stood up for him and rescued him. He isn't even angry at the kids who bullied him with Suzanne and describes Suzanne as, "just a little spoiled." He's just such a sweet little kid. He's obviously emotionally attached to Medina immediately but she keeps saying that he's an investment--but this is still the nicest someone has been to him, I think, so it's not really discouraging him as much as she probably wants. She plans to have him sign a blood contract so he can't betray her.

    After his wounds heal, she takes him shopping. Medina teaches Farren her philosophy about spending money wisely: if it's investing in the future, then money should absolutely be spent and earning favors is about displaying sincerity not giving money, but money is the best expression of sincerity. Farren asks if her investment in him is an expression of her sincerity and she can't bring herself to say that there are no feelings involved because he's just so bright eyed and bushy tailed when he asks. (Farren = :aww:; Medina = :blob_zipper_mouth:) They run into a guy who had proposed to Medina and been rejected. He talks shit about wizards once he hears that Medina is sponsoring Farren as one and Medina shuts him down, saying that in the future, wizards will be valued and the guy is being shortsighted.
     
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