Sunday 22 February 2015

[Four Lovers v01] 6. Tempest - Part 2

Liar liar pants on fire~

Kudos to
ChappalChor4 for helping out with the editing!
Translator: Kurosmith
Refiner: Dair & ChappalChor4

Please enjoy~

It was evening at café Saint.

“Sunbae, I have something to tell you about Miss Yeon-hee.”

Having finished serving the crowd of customers, the place returned to its usual silence. Exhausted, I was absently eating the spaghetti that the Manageress had brought out.

“According to my investigation, she… Um, Sunbae?”


Realizing that she was speaking to me, I raised my head.

“…Did something happen?”

Ka-ryeon looked into my face with a look of concern.

“No, it’s nothing.”

I shook my head, but Ka-ryeon continued to stare at me with a face full of doubt.

“Did something happen at school?”


“…Did Miss Yuyu do something impulsive again?”

I was surprised by her accurate remark.

“How did you know?”

“I’ve told you this love rectangle of ours may be more dangerous than I’d thought. I had foreseen the possibility of something like this happening. Although I’d thought the first one to act impulsively would have been Miss Yeon-hee and not Miss Yuyu.” 

“…And you don’t act impulsively?”

“I'll be living with you for a long time come. I’m not so impatient as to act on impulses. Fufu.” Touching her lips with her finger, Ka-ryeon laughed. “Please tell me what happened.”

“No, that’s…”

“Sunbae, don’t worry. I’m on your side. There may be something I can do to help.”

After contemplating for a moment, I told Ka-ryeon everything that has happened at school. About how Yuyu had spread the secret that she’s my girlfriend, and how she had arranged the occasion to eat lunch with my friend Sega.

“…She sure is transparent.” Said Ka-ryeon, sighing.

“Transparent? Then you know why she did it?”

“Yes. It’s to create a situation where you won’t be able to ‘dump’ Miss Yuyu.”

A situation where I won’t be able to dump her?

“Sunbae, let’s suppose our claims are all true for the moment. Even then, will you keep three-timing?”

“No, I can’t do that…”

What Sega had said flashed through my mind, but I shook my head.

“Then you’ll have to choose one girl, and that means you must break up with the other two. If you choose no one and decide to put an end to our relationships, you’ll have to break up with three girls.”

“I, I suppose so.”

“But if you’re in a situation where people at your school are aware that you and Miss Yuyu are going out, it becomes difficult to break up with her, increasing her probability of not getting ‘dumped’. That means she may get selected to be your exclusive lover.”

I swallowed my breath at her words.

“And even if Miss Yuyu’s claim… her claim that she’s your real girlfriend proves to be false, she can take over the position of being your real girlfriend with that as a pretext. An upgrade from a fake girlfriend to a real girlfriend.”

We just have to keep dating.

Yuyu had definitely said that.

“I’m not the one to talk, but a woman’s heart sure is frightening. I didn’t expect her to pull out all the stops.”

“…Why is she doing this?”

“Must I really tell you myself?” Ka-ryeon made a hopeless expression. “You’re not a dense protagonist from a romantic comedy; don’t tell me you still haven’t noticed? The reason why Miss Yuyu is doing this is because she…”

“Because she’s really trying to bring down my grades?”

“…Sunbae, I’ll have to reconsider my opinion of you if you really mean what you’re saying.”


I disclosed the story that I had heard from my homeroom teacher at the counseling room to Ka-ryeon.

“…Have you confirmed this with Miss Yuyu.”

“I wasn’t able to…”


Ka-ryeon’s expression was deep in thought.

“Maybe it’s a misunderstanding.”

“I hope so…”

I, too, didn’t want to believe that Yuyu had approached me in order to bring down my grades.

“I don’t think the current Miss Yuyu is the kind of person to do that sort of thing.”

“I think so, too.”

“However, there may be a side of her that we don’t know about.”

The Yuyu from my lost memories may have been different.

When I started to think that way, I became more doubtful.

“There is no way of telling…”

It was at the moment I muttered to myself:

“Then you just have to ask the person herself.”

The door opened and someone entered the store.

It was Yeon-hee… Unlike yesterday, she was looking at us with an ice-cold expression.

And she wasn’t alone.

“A-Ah, wait!”

Having been dragged inside with her arm seized by Yeon-hee, Yuyu was with her as well.

“H-How are you two…”

When I spoke with a shaky voice, Yeon-hee gave a dismissive snort and replied.

“I caught this stalker snooping outside.”

“I-I’m not a stalker, I’m…!”

“Shut up.”

Dragging the teary-eyed Yuyu, Yeon-hee walked towards us.

“…It’s been a long time since we got together in one place like this.” Said Yeon-hee as she looked around. At her words, Yuyu and Ka-ryeon looked at each other as well.

Come to think of it, it was the first time seeing these three girls in the same place since Saturday.

“Oppa, let’s put an end to this.”

Yeon-hee turned her gaze to me .

“Put an end…?”

“I gave uncle Muhyeok a call during lunchtime today and asked him. This broad was the one who stole your notes, right?”


The call he got right before I left the counseling room was from Yeon-hee!?

“Hey stalker, tell the truth why you approached my brother.”

“I, I…”

“If you don’t come clean, I’m going to tell him what really happened that day.”


What really happened that day?

I had no idea what they were talking about. Seeing how Ka-ryeon was tilting her head, she didn’t know either.

“O-Okay. I’ll come clean, so don’t tell him…!”

However, it seemed like it was a big deal for Yuyu; on the verge of crying, she was begging Yeon-hee.

“Then tell the truth.”

Pushed in the back by Yeon-hee, Yuyu stumbled to a stop before me. She looked up at my face, but she bit her lips and lowered her head right away.

“What’s going on, Yuyu…?”

“I, I…”

“Did you approach me… to bring down my grades? So that you can become the school’s top student?”

I looked at Yuyu in disbelief. Ka-ryeon and Yeon-hee were watching her quietly.

Yuyu, who had shrunk away and fallen silent, slowly raised her head at last.

“…That’s right. The reason why I approached you was to steal the first place from you.” Yuyu said with an expression as though she had given up everything.

“I was upset the whole time during the first year. I had always been the top student in middle school, but after entering high school, I could only get second place because of you. Every time I saw my name written below yours on the results board, I felt like I was going mad.”

Her subdued voice echoed inside the silent café.

“I kept observing you after we became classmates in the second year. I was curious as to what kind of a boy you were, and I wanted to find out your secret to maintaining first place if you had one.”

Stunned, I could only stare at her. Ka-ryeon looked on with a calm expression and Yeon-hee watched with a cold look on her face.

“But strangely enough, I started to feel unpleasant as I kept watching you. Although I was conscious of you to such degree, I wasn’t even a subject of interest to you.” Said Yuyu, smiling bitterly.

I certainly wasn’t the type to take particular interest in others. I probably wouldn’t have cared if there was a top ranking student in the same class.

“That’s why I started hindering you.”

Yuyu had a smile on her face as she spoke those words. Yet I saw in clear view the tear drops from her eyes trickling down her cheeks.

Were they tears of regret, or did they have a different meaning?

“Although I say that, it wasn’t like I did something serious. Stuff like bumping into your desk as I pass by when you’re studying— it was that sort of childish interference. Probably it didn’t bother you at all.”

Inside a classroom, it was common for wandering students to bump into desks. I wouldn’t have been really bothered if Yuyu had bumped into mine.

“Then one day, I saw a notebook fall out of your bag while I was peeking at you from behind in the hallway. When I picked it up just to be sure, it was organized with the materials you’ve studied.  Looking at its contents, I knew right away that the notebook was very important to you.”

Yuyu looked at her hands as though she were holding that notebook now.

“But you came back; maybe you noticed that you dropped it. Startled, I ran away. I should have gave it back to you right there, but I couldn’t.”

Then she feebly lowered her hands.

“I thought you didn’t realize that I had picked up your notebook. Hoping that your grades would drop because you lost your important notebook, I didn’t give it back to you the next day and the day after next. …But my heart grew heavy as time passed.”

Like what the homeroom teacher told me, I had known that Yuyu was the one who took my notebook. I wonder why I had not asked Yuyu to give it back.

“So I finally decided to give the notebook back to you. I had even thought of excuses in case you inquired why I had it. But then, you… told me I can keep the notebook if I needed it, as if you didn’t think much of it.” Yuyu put on a smile. “Hearing that, I got really angry. Why are you so relaxed? Are you looking down on me? I felt like I was seriously ignored.  I was angry at you even though I was the one who had done wrong.”

Then, smiling in sorrow, Yuyu…

“I felt that I had to get one up on you for my anger to go away. So I…”

Shed a drop of tear once more.

“Made up my mind to make you fall head over heels in love with me, then… dump you at the end, and drop your grades completely.” Said Yuyu in a weary voice. “So I told you about the Audiovisual Reference Prep Room that had been my personal study.  Then using the course materials that I received from the academy as bait, I lured you in.”

Although her face was tinged with shame, Yuyu was unable to lower her head.

“Then, seeing that the time was right, I confessed to you. I asked you to go out with me.”

Her face was close to bursting out in tears.

“I was turned down in the end, though…”

Among the voices I’ve heard from Yuyu, this one was the most heartbroken of them all.

“B-But, you see, Glasses, I…”

“…That’s enough.”

At that moment, Yeon-hee, who had been listening without a word, cut her off.

“Now you understand, right? This girl is a liar who was pretending to be your girlfriend when she wasn’t even in a relationship with you. Moreover, with an impure motive.”

“Wait, I still have more to…”

“Shut up.”

While browbeating the confused Yuyu, Yeon-hee turned her attention to me.

“Oppa, I’ll tell you what I’ve found out a little while ago.”



With her expression changing greatly, Yuyu sprang towards Yeon-hee.

“Y-You said you won’t tell him…!”

“It’s the reason why you’ve become amnesic.” Said Yeon-hee, shoving Yuyu away. “Do you know the cause behind the car accident?”

“The cause…?”

“I got a call in the afternoon from the driver who hit you asking about your condition. I had the opportunity to hear the exact account of the accident from him.”

“N-No! Don’t tell him…!”

Desperately, Yuyu tried to cover her mouth; however, Yeon-hee quickly dodged her.

“Just before a schoolgirl who was on a crosswalk on a red light was about to get struck by the car, you threw yourself and pushed her out of the way, and got hit by the car in her place.”

After saying that,  Yeon-hee cast a cold gaze toward Yuyu.

“That schoolgirl was you, wasn’t it? You were also the first one to call for an ambulance.”

“I, I…”

I looked at Yuyu with a feeling of disbelief. Her face had turned pale and she was shaking like a leaf.

“Yet you’re flirting with my brother while lying to him, hiding that fact… It’s all your fault that my brother got into a car accident and lost his memory…!” Yelled Yeon-hee, unable to hold back her rage.

The moment Yuyu heard those words, she turned her back from us.

She had reached her limit.


Yuyu ran out of the store. Although I couldn’t see her face, it was easy to guess that she had burst into tears from the looks of her back.

“Yu Yuyu…!”

“Oppa, don’t chase after her!” exclaimed Yeon-hee in a sharp voice, “There is no reason at all for you to care about her. Everything had been amiss. We must turn everything back the way they were.”

“What do you mean the way they were…”

Then Yeon-hee, who had maintained her silence, opened her mouth.

“Isn’t this taking it too far?”

“…What is?”

Yeon-hee gave Ka-ryeon a dirty look, but she paid no attention to it and spoke in a calm voice.

“You have only forced Miss Yuyu out with your accusations. Do you think this is right?”

“Then are you saying what she was right?!”

Without replying to Yeon-hee’s question, Ka-ryeon turned her gaze towards me.

“Sunbae, are you going to resent the person you threw yourself to save? Rebuke her for having gotten into a car accident in her place?”


“You’re not that kind of person. This matter would’ve been over with Miss Yuyu’s thanks and apology, but Miss Yeon-hee led the conversation astray.” Ka-ryeon continued, “And about how Miss Yuyu approached you to bring down your grades, that’s most likely not…”

“Hmph, I see that the two liars are on the same side.”

“…Excuse me?”

“You’re also a liar. I know everything.”

At those words, the expression on Ka-ryeon’s face vanished.

“What do you mean?”

“The key.”

Yeon-hee pulled out a single key from her pocket.

It was the key to the front door of our home.

“I took this from the girl who left just now. Apparently she got it from you.”

That must be the key that Ka-ryeon and Yuyu used to open the door on Saturday night and Tuesday morning, respectively.

“This key has a sticker mark on the end, meaning it originally belonged to my brother. It’s the original, not a copy that my brother gave to you as his fiancée.”

Yeon-hee turned her attention to me.

“Oppa, do you have the house key on you right now?”

“…I don’t.”

I left home earlier and returned home later than Yeon-hee. Since there was no real need for me to use the key, I usually kept it in the desk drawer.

“The key wasn’t in the spot that my brother always leaves it at as well. So that means it’s not a copy that my brother has either. There has always been one key and it was never copied.”

“…And that matters because?”

“You’ve said that you have the key because you’re his fiancée, but that’s a lie. It just happened to fall into your hand for you to show as a proof of your legitimacy.”

Surprised, I looked at Ka-ryeon. Was she lying to me, too?

“…Maybe your brother just gave me the key that he had.”

“The very key that he has to use? What if a situation comes up where he needs it? I’d understand if he had let you borrow it for a moment, but how does that prove that you’re his fiancée?”

Perhaps something was bothering Ka-ryeon’s conscience; she wasn’t able to respond clearly.

“Maybe you stole the key from my brother.”

“…I beg your pardon?”

“Ahh, now I get it. You were trying to steal our family fortune, weren’t you? You were going to sneak in with the key and run off with our inheritance.”

The moment those words reached Ka-ryeon, her expression became as cold as ice.

“…If that’s how you want to play, I have something to say also.”

“Oh really? You do?”

To Yeon-hee who was scoffing, Ka-ryeon spoke in a frigid voice:

“The DNA test that said you two weren’t blood-related is a lie, isn’t it?”

This time it was Yeon-hee’s turn to shut her mouth.

“W-What do you mean? I saw the printout of the results with my own eyes…”

“She forged it, though I don’t know how.” Ka-ryeon explained calmly. “I should have personally called the place you went to get tested to confirm. It was a mistake moving on after just seeing the results.”

“…What are you talking about?” Yeon-hee replied in a shaky voice. “On what basis are you saying I forged it?!”

“Miss Yeon-hee’s mistake was her lack of knowledge of DNA testing. Of course I only learned about it after doing some research myself.” Then Ka-ryeon asked, “Sunbae, your father has already passed away long ago, right?”


“In this situation, it’s impossible to tell if you and Miss Yeon-hee have the same father. Even DNA testing is of no use.”


“If you two were brothers, it would’ve been possible to tell if you have the same father with just the genes from the two of you since men have the exact same Y chromosome as their father. However, since women don’t have Y chromosome, you can’t find out the paternal lineage through DNA testing with a brother and a sister.”

I opened my eyes wide and looked at Yeon-hee. She was looking this way with a pale face.



“So… it was a lie? How we weren’t related by blood?”

When I asked her, Yeon-hee bit her lips and lowered her head.

“…I don’t know.”

“You don’t know?”

“It’s true that mom was cheating on him. Even before and after the marriage, she was seeing another man. That’s what was written in the diary.” Yeon-hee stumbled over her words. “So there’s sufficient possibility that I may not be dad’s biological daughter.”

“Then that means there’s also definitely the possibility that you’re related by blood!” Unable to hold back, I shouted. “If it can’t be even confirmed through DNA testing, there’s no telling if we’re blood-related or not! How could you do such things despite knowing I might be your biological brother?!

“…Don’t worry, Sunbae. It’s probably a lie that you two crossed the line.”

At that moment, I heard Ka-ryeon’s voice.


“Miss Yeon-hee told a lie because she didn’t want to lose you to us… to me and Miss Yuyu.” Looking at Yeon-hee, Ka-ryeon spoke. “Right?”


Yeon-hee didn’t reply. However, that silence verified Ka-ryeon’s remark.

I see. We haven’t made an irreversible mistake.

That’s good, I’m glad but…

“Still, you… tried to seduce me."


“We’re lucky that nothing happened. If I had lost self-control and embraced you…”

Just the thought was terrifying.

“Just what… were you even thinking…?”

Yeon-hee couldn’t say anything. With a pale face, she hung her head and bit her lips hard

“Ha, haha…”

Finding it difficult to stand straight, I leaned against the counter.

The plate of cold spaghetti remained on the counter, but I no longer had the appetite to finish it.

“Just who are you girls? Were each and every one of you deceiving me?”

Covering my face with the palm of my hand, I coughed out the words in a weary voice.

“Why me? I’m a boring person who knows nothing but studying with no interest in girls. Why are you doing all this stuff to me? No, perhaps because I am that type of person, I was easy to deceive and swindle.”

“Sunbae, please w—”

“Enough, I don’t want to hear it anymore.” Although Ka-ryeon tried to speak to me in a hurry, I curtly cut her off. “It’s a lie that you’re my fiancée, anyway.”


Ka-ryeon didn’t respond.

It was just as I thought. I had never accepted her.

“…Give me the key.” I took the key from Yeon-hee’s hand. “Sorry but I’m leaving now. …Tell the Manageress that I’m taking an early leave. And I might not be coming in tomorrow.”

I might not even come in from now on.

“Sunbae, please wait a moment.”


Brushing aside their voices calling out to me, I got out of the store.


I looked up at the sky with mixed emotions.

Unlike yesterday, it wasn’t currently raining. I could really use some rain right now.

The not-so-everyday-life that went on for four days straight since Monday. Thinking how great it’d be if I could erase those days where everything was fake, I started walking my way back home.

It seems like I’m not going to get any studying done today as well.


  1. Thanks for the chapter

  2. Thanks for the chapter

  3. Thanks for the chapter. Can't believe it went down so hard and fast. Looking forward to the next chap.

  4. The truth comes out! Thank you for your hard work! I'm really enjoying this story and can't wait to find out how it concludes. I am rather curious what the next volume is about, since the art seems to indicate new girls coming into the picture, but it's not like the MC can just get amnesia all over again, so I wonder what the hook will be.

  5. Thanks for the chapter :D

  6. thanks for the chap.
    omg the revelations....

  7. In terms of motives, the little sister has the purest ones. She just outright loves her brother very much, and her possible biological relation is of no concern to her, but she knows her brother is a bit different any used this as an opportunity to take a chance with him. Since her brother had such a volatile reaction to learning of the possibility, it's probable he would never consummate a relationship with her now, though. Honestly, it's a bit of a shame since the ramifications of incest are blown wildly out of proportion due to the general taboo (not even taking into account that they're merely half siblings at most, and sharing different mothers is vastly preferable to different fathers on a genetics level), and incest is further vilified by up by our general disinterest in our own siblings making it seem impure or gross to others by using our own thoughts (and taboo biases) as a reference, neglecting the fact that that same disinterest programmed into our brains also generally affects things like childhood friends we meet at young ages and the like.

    Yuyu is probably the worst off, here. She (may) have genuinely fallen for him by this point but there is such a gigantic shadow of doubt cast on her character that she can't ever really be trusted.

    As for Ka-ryeon, aside from the lie of being fiances, nothing really changes about her. She wants the same thing she said she wanted (presumably, since her story is already at odds with his personality and lying about that at that point would have had no positive effect on him).

    Strangely I still feel like Yuyu would be the one to win out despite her heavy handed tactics and impure motives.

    I feel sorry for Yeon-hee... No matter what their brother-sister relationship has been forever tainted by her attempts to seduce him, and his deep rejection for her feelings must have been a ridiculously sharp dagger through her heart.

    As you can imagine, I was actually in the Yeon-hee camp all along. If anything, I hope they can mend their relationship. Brother and sister falling out stories always hit me kind of hard due to my own experiences being a big brother and caring deeply for my sister (not romantically). The thought of us being at odds with each other is a particularly painful one. Fortunately we remained close all the way from childhood to adulthood.

  8. ^Screw that Yeon Hee can burn. Along with the rest of the girls. If anything, Im on the side of the MC

    1. I don't blame you. All the girls did something wrong and I wasn't explicitly erasing what Yeon Hee did. I merely hope that they can mend their present sibling relationship instead of letting this become a massive falling out that destroys their family. I hold no hopes that they'll be romantically linked.

  9. when will be realized the next chapter ?

  10. hahah that was fun is there a raw link or something can't help but wanna read whats next T_T

  11. I have just recently found your website, so I thought you'd like to know as additional incentive: While I myself have internet, almost none of my friends do, nor their friends. Your translations are spreading through Albuquerque, New Mexico like ripples on a pond... or like vibrations on a spider's web, fufufufufu...
    I've made sure everyone is looking forward to more chapters. No pressure... fufufufu...

  12. Wow. I'm kinda surprised, but then it wouldn't be a light novel without any drama. Thanks for the update! Keep up the hard work!

  13. Welp, serves them right.. Still, in my honest opinion, the imouto is the 1st place here because of her genuine love for her brother.. 2nd is yuyu( I'm suspecting that she's the one who reject the MC when they're in 4th grade or I just missed it or I'm just stupid to not know), I love her dere side when alone with MC. And 10th is ka-ryeon, I flat out hate her, for me realistically speaking I wouldn't marry someone who just purely rely on me and does nothing aside from pleasures, I mean just a lil help would be fine if she genuinely do it and really helps me.I wouldn't be surprised if the MC ignored the 3 of them and just do what he wants and hopefully he got the girl he really deserve. Pls don't bash me , I'm just saying my own honest thoughts

    1. You are free to have your own opinions and I respect that. I my opinion Ka-Ryeon is the best girl for the following reasons:-
      1. She is the only one who clearly states the reasons for pursuing the mc.
      2. She is the most cool-headed and she is the only one concerned about the other girls.
      (She tells the mc to put the relationship thing on a hold to investigate the matters regarding his sister and Yu).
      3.She has not as such caused the mc any trouble.
      4.I also believe that her relation with the mc would be the most stable.

      Don't get me wrong, I like the other two too. This is one of the few stories where the end-girl is very difficult to guess.

    2. The sister's reasons for perusing the MC are obvious.

      A relationship with Ka-Ryeon would not be stable -- it wouldn't be a normal relationship. It would be a parasite/host relationship, literally. Think having a kid, and the kid never moving out until the day he/she dies, forever having to feed and clothe them until they're in their 70s, never working a moment in their life or even doing benign things like household chores. That's what Ka-Ryeon wants.

      If any guy would be okay with someone like Ka-Ryeon, he has absolutely no self respect or self worth.

    3. @Dhruv Nil:
      1. And those reasons suck. "Let me live off you while I contribute nothing back." Beauty fades; she's a crap investment.

      2. You don't think that's calculated on her part? She's aiming to stand out. She has to offset her declaration of eternal selfishness somehow.

      3. She lied about them being engaged. She lied about being forced down by him. She was the one who suggested and pushed for the harem dating plan, even while knowing he had rejected her when he had his memories.

      4. None of them offer stability. His past self wasn't interested in any of them to begin with, and they all opportunistically jumped on his vulnerability. Only the sister has some excuse for that.

  14. thank you but release the next chapter, pleaseeeeeee!!!!

  15. thankssssssss, please update

  16. er...will u update? i fell in love with this LN, so thank you for taking up this project. earnest thanks but please, please kindly update.....this LN , never seen anything like this, this is awesome

  17. wow!!!! this LN is just wow....translator, i pray to you, please update. i think the raw version is at vol 8? i hope if nothing, at least this LN keeps getting updated like anything. i would so love to read all of them...i never was so engrossed in reading before, i mean there are other good stuff but i fell in love with this. please update sire!!!!! U GUYS RULE!!!

  18. Thank you. We will endeavour to update Four Lovers as soon as possible. But really, more new Korean translators would be a miracle for us.

    1. Thank you a ton. Please keep up this excellent work guys. Super best wishes. Love ya guys!

  19. read it at my friends advice but holy shit this is a nice read. i never thought i would like reading. please keep up your hard work and please give more chapters soon, thank you!

  20. by the way are the raws available somewhere? if they are i might as well start learning korean. this ln has piqued my interest like anything. this ln looks like it has 8 volumes. anyone knows where the korean raws are? thank you

  21. Whew. Well, this make me wonder what's going to happen.

  22. No matter how it ends, as long as there's a happy ending for everyone, I'm fine with it. I would hope for harem route all the way.


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