Receiving an annulment in my engagement via grandfather was the moment memories of my past life surfaced within me. In the same frame, I got to know that this place was the same world as my favourite shoujo manga in my previous life; “Meriru and the Gate of the Palace”.
I am currently a character within that story, Britany Hakusu, the daughter of an Earl. A side character that disappears halfway through the story.
Weighing over 80 kilos at the age of twelve, the obese child, Britany. Likes sweets and food, hates exercising, she was your ordinary chubby, female character. White skin, loose fat, black hair, exaggerated curls, and blue eyes, thinned out by her fat, but most of all, has an astoundingly bad personality.
She was named the white pig opposer amongst the readers. No, no villainess, but white pig. I took a good look at this body, not like my own… the stomach’s so bloated that the legs weren’t in view.
There’s nothing drawn on a mob character’s upbringing in the storyline, but now that I’m Britany, I have a good understanding:
This fat with a corrupted personality, of course your engagement will get annulled!!
Meriru and the Gate of the Palace.
The life-time popular shoujo manga’s content was, more or less, very cliché. The girl name Meriru who lived downtown was found to be the missing princess. Being ‘received in’ by the palace, she confronts many problems and grows. It was your typical storyline. Bullied by her half-sisters and other girls from the nobles, she starts in love with the prince of another country (love triangle included!), gets over the death of her beloved big brother, and finally, becomes the queen.
This cliché, easy to understand development brought, not only the acceptance of teenage girls, but former ones (aka ladies) as well. Being the university student with a hobby of reading manga and web novels, I was no exception to this.
Popular as it was, it was decided they make a serialization on the second part, after Meriru became the queen. Not that I know the contents since my life dropped before they released.
In the manga, I, Britany’s standing, was a follower of Meriru’s mean sister. Waving her big body and personally goes bully Meriru, she was the symbol of those nasty girls. However, this stupid and pitiful Britany disappears halfway through the story. When the prince was close to finding out all these actions, Meriru’s sister pushed everything on to Britany, and threw her away. Britany gets executed, the Earl family falls into decline.
Getting executed is no joke. Needless to say, I definitely don’t want to walk the path of getting betrayed, then executed on top. Of course I’ll try to avoid it at all costs, I’m thinking of the ways to do so too.
The followers of the villainess; Meriru’s older sister, all have something in common.
They were all exceedingly more uglier than her
Have the same mind and soul; be wonderful lackeys and make her shine in comparison
Meriru’s sister has good looks, but when gathered together with the royal family, she is ‘normal’ in comparison. She’s uncomfortable with this fact, minding it a lot. Other than disliking Meriru’s’ background, she also despised the fact that Meriru, who’s from downtown, is more beautiful than her, hence, her treatment towards Meriru.
Chubby sub-character Britany is probably a big contribution to heightening Meriru’s sister’s self-esteem, so…
“For now, let’s lose some weight and extinguish the execution flag. As long as I don’t become one of her followers, it’ll be fine…”
I determined myself to lose half my weight before my debut, there’ll be at least a few years before then. Meriru’s first attendance to the ball happens much later, there is still room to share.