A Game To Make Him Fall

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Born to a house where women were only seen as tools to birth children, I was already in my twenties. I was standing on the crossroads of life.

At my fingertips were close to fifty photos of different men. They were the marriage partner candidates my father had prepared.

Those who took the initiative and volunteered because they wanted his company, and those that were recommended to strengthen our ties with other companies. There were various reasons, but I was to marry one, and build up a child.

That was my reason for existence in this house.

I don’t think I can love another.

I wonder how everyone believes in something so shapeless as love. It was only a marvel to me.

That I couldn’t do something any standard person could must be because I was a person who was never properly loved.

I put a break on the countless unanswered questions I held since my birth, and stared down at the photos around me.

That I chose him was truly a coincidence.

Associated Names
One entry per line
Kare wo Kanrakusareru Game
彼を陥落させるゲーム
Related Series
The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out (Alternate Story)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
10/01/16 Yoraikun Translation oneshot
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Narayaa
New Narayaa rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: Completed
A heart-warming love story, that love comes from being used to it. I am very moved to end the happy one. I hope there are other stories about them
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nixxara
nixxara rated it
December 29, 2016
Status: Completed
The author is so skilled to have a short story deliver such a large amount of impact to me. Honestly, this is so worth reading because it doesn't fail to make you feel emotion. I was in tears because it was so emotional, and the ending was great.

The female MC at the start didn't know what love was and had never felt any type of love in her life. Her family didn't care about her, she rarely saw her parents, she was always alone. Once she got married to the... more>> male MC, she started playing a game to make him fall in love with her. He's very honest, and tells her what the probability of killing her and getting away with it is. (I treated that as a joke.)

The story is focused around their marriage life and how they slowly fall in love. Of course there's a climax that leads to a satisfying ending. <<less
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Pachia
Pachia rated it
November 23, 2016
Status: --
I love this story so much. It made me cry tears of sadness and also happiness! The female lead and the male lead personality are both so amusing. And they are both so stubborn but are sometime like an open book. When I read the female POV I almost cry, but when I read the male POV I couldn't stop myself from crying anymore. (Just so you know this story has a good ending. Not a sad ending.)
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BlancFrost
BlancFrost rated it
April 8, 2017
Status: oneshot
This actually was a really great oneshot that depicted the other side of the story from The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out. Misunderstanding built upon misunderstandings pretty much sums up the novel. A very bittersweet novel that does have a good ending. I thoroughly enjoyed reading something not dragged out in many chapters but relatively at a good length that could still tug at my heartstrings.

Recommended novel for those who want a story that isn't long and can still leave an impact.
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cahmil
cahmil rated it
February 14, 2017
Status: oneshot
Read this after reading The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out. I like that we get to know the husband's perspective and then the side of the wife. Things fall into place, tugs your heartstrings. Both perspective are very relatable. From both having pride and being persistent but at the end they still fall like dominoes. The husband is cute while the wife is awesome.
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Senethari
Senethari rated it
January 2, 2017
Status: --
Part 2 of 2 connected short stories. A gentle love story to stab you right in the feels. A must-read. Have tissues ready.
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littleshisenki
littleshisenki rated it
January 1, 2017
Status: one-shot
This is a really nice short story and I can't helped but also look at its counterpart just to satisfy the need to see the other lead's point of view with how they would deal with their marriage. Honestly, I cried. After reading both short stories, it left somehow a bittersweet feeling cause it has a potential as a lengthy plot but nonetheless, it was perfectly executed by the author! The translation did not even disappoint on conveying the emotions and scenery that are playing the part so, thumbs up... more>> for that! I highly recommend for people who are looking for short stories to pass their time to add this to their reading list. It has a nice tempo with how everything flows :) <<less
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
November 5, 2017
Status: Completed
Glad I stumbled upon this short story, it gives me the feels! The translation really brought out the emotional turmoil of the characters and I almost cried crocodile tears for the MC. She deserves better! Thank goodness it was not a tragedy cause if not, I would have been emotionally scarred.
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chocolateiscream
chocolateiscream rated it
September 24, 2017
Status: --
I'm glad I found this and The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out

This is such a touching story about a lonely woman who never had the warmth of a family since childhood. I'm really glad she found warmth and love in her husband's presence, even though her husband's feelings for her are still unknown at the time.

The story will make you root for both the characters.

I'm happy they get their happy ending. :)
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Action
Action
June 15, 2017
Status: oneshot
A solid counterpart to The Probability I can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out.

I think it's slightly worse. Some parts were a bit too cliche/melodramatic and had me rolling my eyes. But overall, it's still a touching story. As a pair, the two stories are some of the best short stories I've found on Novelupdates so far.

Definitely worth a quick 10 minute read.
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sanocha
sanocha rated it
July 29, 2018
Status: Completed
This short story made me cry. It was bittersweet, but leaning more on the sweet side. It's about a man and woman who are placed into an arranged marriage and do not love each other. This tells the woman's side of the story. I recommend you reading the man's point of view first, The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out. And then reading this one. It'll make you so emotional. T0T
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DaBomb
DaBomb rated it
July 16, 2018
Status: --
You see... as a hopless romantic, I sometimes dream of a possible future in which I grow old with my unknown significant other and one day far into the future look back. Look back to remember the days gone by and how I spent every moment 'til that day of old age. The days of whispering sweet nothings in their ear, speaking secrets that no other soul knows to one another and spending time in silence just enjoying their presence.

That dream and dillusion include a surprising amount of fear and... more>> despair that I will not have the opportunity to experience such days and feelings. Turning the reality around me into a plethora of feelings to sort out and organize to hopes, dreams and possibilities. Everywhere I turn, when striding along a street, I see random people and more often than not, I find myself thinking if that person over there can fit in to my dream? If this person over here can become the hope for my dream. If the person in front of me can turn the hope of dream into a possibile reality.

I find myself looking att people with wonder and longing indirectly proving to myself that I feel alone and want somebody in my life.

To the reason behind this rambling. The oneshots just enhanced the dream by filling it with details. My hopes and dreams will, of course, be different from the oneshots in that they don't contain the sad parts of the story. But the point is this:

A person could spend a lifetime searching for the feelings contained in these oneshots whithout knowing what to look for. The author at least provides a hint in this tearjerking story. <<less
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MangoGuy
MangoGuy rated it
May 24, 2018
Status: --
This is just lovely! Mango Approved.

With the female perspective, we see a lot more into their relation, into what was happening, into how it was changing day by day as they played this cat and mouse game..

Honestly, this was a very touching love story, and I am quite very happy with the ending. No tragedy ending or anything... Pure bliss.

And the way the characters change over the years... Well done!
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SSKF
SSKF rated it
January 30, 2018
Status: c1
Thanks to the translator for translating. Glad I could read the novel because of it. It's very poignant and bittersweet. I was actually hoping it was a tragedy. He doesn't deserve her.

But, can someone tell me... what does it mean when she calculated "probability a husband loves his wife' and got 0%? Did it mean he was already in love or not? Sounded to me like he didn't love her.
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introparadox
introparadox rated it
June 15, 2017
Status: Completed
This is a funny emotional dramatic happy ending story, that you can't forget because it's short and original it easily reserve a cell in your memory stirring your emotions

and of course you should read the man POV, and I think it's better read first: The Probability I Can Kill My Wife Without Being Found Out
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aovel
aovel rated it
September 28, 2018
Status: c1
Reading this, immediately after reading the husband's point of view, makes it even sweeter. Simply genius. Both stories were short but full substance.",)
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Yuki_Chaos22
Yuki_Chaos22 rated it
September 23, 2018
Status: oneshot
Somebody give me the tissues I forgot to bring. I cried in the middle of the night without noticing it. Great story for a oneshot but not good reading at night. Now my nose is all stuffy... TT_TT
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Nikitaxo
Nikitaxo rated it
September 2, 2018
Status: oneshot
I've re-read this at least ten times (both stories, the sequel and the original) and I can say with confidence that this story is awe-inspiring, breath-taking.

If you are hesitating because you might think this story too tragic, too short, or lacking in its content, then be at ease because you'll find neither of those in this story.

Just the first few sentences manages to catch your attention and never let go again. Before you know it, you're pulled into it and live the story as if it was your own life.

A... more>> true jewel. I highly recommend you to try it out. <<less
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spicedSnow
spicedSnow rated it
July 24, 2018
Status: oneshot
Maaaaan! This made me cry. Like big drops towards the end. You have to read the other oneshot too, with the man's perspective. It was bittersweet.
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Girlbythewindow
Girlbythewindow
March 31, 2018
Status: c1
I loved pace of the story. It never left me hanging.I wished it continued. The story is kind of bittersweet.I wanted to know more about the male protagonist. I genuinely think he will make up for all the lonely years that Yuri went through.
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KKristen
KKristen rated it
January 19, 2018
Status: Completed
A simple short story about two awkward people who don't know how to love.

I won't tell you any more than that -- I don't want to spoil it.

It's only 1 chapter, so you might as well try it.
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