I Want to Die One Day Before You


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I want to die one day before you. I cannot live a single day without you.

Rufus, the eldest son of the Inferna Barony.

He had proposed to the princess in pursuit of wealth and honor…

Only to be sent to the battlefield due to the king’s anger.

“You won’t die.”

As Rufus was in despair, the saintess bestowed upon him a prophecy.

Three years later, the war came to an end.

Rufus, whom everyone had expected to die, survived and returned, now praised as the hero who had defeated the demon king.

People naturally thought he would marry the princess.

However, the person Rufus sought out first was someone entirely unexpected.

It was the saintess—the only one who had ever been on his side when no one else was.

She was none other than Sarubia, the princess’s maid.

“Why do you still remember my name?”

“It’s not that I remember. I couldn’t forget.”

Because she had already become a part of his life.

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Syedjasmine rated it
June 26, 2020
Status: --
First of all, thank you very much for picking up this novel.

I'm telling you this novel is a master piece, I read the novel and I literally wanted to get this picked up. Please give this novel a chance, it would be worth it!
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Spoilme rated it
July 23, 2020
Status: --

tbh I really love this novel till now tho I am only in chapter 2. In The description it is written that "I want to die one day before you Because I can’t live without you even one day." This summary actually has a key point of the ending because this story is about survival, The ML's survival in the war and the FL's survival as a saint in the royal palace as the maid. I read some spoilers so here's the main one:


Sarubia[FL] dies while protecting the ML's grandmother from the king and is eventually killed by the king.


I was shocked when I read this spoiler but who knows that Sarubia can be revived as she is a saint or The demon king may bring her back to life as he asked the ML if he had any wish but It will only be possible if He gets his head back on.

Anyways I hope that y'all won't drop this story because of the spoiler because there are so many possibilities of what can happen and what cannot.

The translations are pretty nice as well and I hope that you won't drop it ^ ^

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HentMas rated it
October 8, 2020
Status: v1c2 part16
What a weird mix of very well placed interactions and characterizations, with abysmally cartoonish villains.

This story is pure fluff, with dramatic undertones and witty banter in between, albeit it's very, very flawed, the characterizations and chemistry between the ML and FL manages to prop up the story.

The pacing is... well, it's fast, then it slows down a bit, then it speeds up immensely, then it freezes, very inconsistent, but... nothing really matters except for the romance which is what you should be focusing on... everyone but the "bad guys" are... more>> charming and interesting to read.

I was amazed by the world building, it's fairly easy to understand and it doesn't really feel like an exposition dump, it grows organically as the story progresses and it's quite well done, magic, demons, everything that exists haves a purpose and there is set up and pay off for everything that keeps happening.

If you're familiar with this kinds of stories, nothing new, nothing really to write home about, it's the same story you've read a million times... but this author, I don't know what's with Korean authors but I've noticed that every work I've read from them follow very good storytelling structure.

Pair that with a good chunk of cotton candy and a hand full of coffee beans and you got a great recipe of bittersweet that just hits the right spot between drama and romance.

It's a shame that the villains are just there to instill conflict and are incredibly unrelatable, they could have placed a scarecrow that says "evil person" and it would have the same effect, they are so unrealistically cartoonish that you can't really take them seriously.

But all things considered, they serve their purpose, and the story isn't really about them, it's about overcoming everything not for love, not thanks to love, but because of love, which is an interesting take. <<less
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MeineMeow rated it
July 8, 2020
Status: c3
They look so sweeet. Love the MC so far. Mysterious cheerful maid with out of the box action towards the male lead. Poor him, LOL. Please please keep translating, and thank you for your hard work. Definitely will support you.
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July 28, 2021
Status: v1c3 part3
Guys, the beginning is beautiful, our herione dies in 2nd chapter. (I know, way too fast) but don't worry.

... more>>

She will come back to life😉I'm not going to spoil how


There's still 4 volumes to be updated, so don't give up on this beautiful story thinking it as a short tragedy.

As very story has flaws, despite good FL and ml, the villains are brainless Cannon Fodders. Though there are some interesting characters, you can't expect much from villains. It's predictable.

You can try this, it might be your cup of tea as well? <<less
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Roby1610 rated it
December 13, 2021
Status: v1c4 part2
Ok so I dont know why I even decided to check out this novel when I thought at first glance that its a shojo novel. But I checked it out, saw the description and tags and said "intresting" and then spent the next hour and a half reading it. Mind you I found it at 3 in the morning. Its now 5. So whats the point of this long as into. Its just a long af way for me to say its good.

This novel feels like it isnt a full... more>> on novel, but it isnt a oneshot. Its a nice romance, the characters are great. Especially the MC and fl. Quality characters ngl. I like the twist that happens too. I will say other than the 2 leads, the other characters are prety dam one dimensional. That said still works. My only complaint is that there isnt more.

In conclusion read it. That is to say if you like romance read it. Its a short read so even if you dont like a part of it you didnt waste a lot of time on it. Though I doubt many would disslike it. <<less
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SilverStirling rated it
December 22, 2021
Status: v1c4 part2
Sheesh, where to start. I like most others just assumed that this would be one of those novels that like most shojo stories, you know how it goes-

"Girl meets guy, guy falls in love at first site for some reason or another, through some almost impossible odds they end up falling in love with minor details in between."

-yet this one isn't that, I love the way it was translated and narrated with the banter coming out on point. The character design and storyline are amazing as well with the characters... more>> sounding like actual human beings.

Overall, highly worth a read. <<less
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biggudickus rated it
September 19, 2020
Status: c9
There aren't many chapters so far but I still would like to write a review sooo...

First of all, the main characters are adorable, what drew my attention the most is Sarubia, she's not like very other FL that waits an eternity to the ML takes actions, and the way she approaches him is kinda unrealistic but cute ... more>>

like who would ask a kiss to a stranger (but that's not the worst part since I think she already knew who Rufus were before their first meeting). But the ML accepted and kissed her???? Boi I could never

What I didn't like about is how the author justifies they falling in love at first sight with the excuse that the characters felt they were "meant to be". After their first encounter three years ago they make out and act like all lovey-dovey??? I don't like slow burn romance but that's just too fast.

If you want to see a intelligent antagonist you're in the wrong place. Because the king and princess are royalty I thought they'd have at least a neuron still working, but it looks like all their brain cells burned from s*upidity and now they are nothing but dolls with wild instincts, acting as pleased.

I am at that part where the princess calls Rufus to the Palace and she has no manners at all, I'm not talking about how she mistreats him, but the way she acts is s*upid and not fit to a princess whose had etiquette classes since childhood


But the story is not bad at all, it's an young adult novel good to read when you have nothing more to do or just want to pass time.

The translations are good too btw (: <<less
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Ruby_078 rated it
October 16, 2021
Status: v1c3 part2
Man I love this novel soooo much. The author is so good at bringing strong emotion. Never expect that ending. Oh dear God I don't expect anything when I first read it and my first impression is FL is a happy-go-lucky person but near the end of the chapters, everything just turns upside down... Anyway, not going to spoil anything just some warning that there is STRONG EMOTION coming like waves so get ready and buckle up. I pat everyone who done reading it. Love It! I not going to... more>> be able to sleep well tonight. <<less
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Strahltierplatzen rated it
June 26, 2021
Status: v1c2 part16
The story is beautiful and somehow realistic. I love it. The relationship between the ML and the FL is so sweet and adorable and so not toxic. I might need an insulin injection. The fluff is too much!

... more>>

Also, I'm sad. Sarubia! Poor Rufus! Waaaaahh! I hope someone turns back time, or the both of them meet again in the next life. This is just so sad. I get why she had to sacrifice herself, but you promised you'd be there when Rufus died. Why'd you have to die now!? Also, I hope the whole royal family dies. Not just the king, even the princess. However, if one of her siblings ain't tr*sh, then that is good as well.


Anyways, I really like this story and hope the translator starts giving the chapters. I'm dying to know what will happen to all of the characters. I hope everything goes well.

Overall, if you couldn't already tell, this story is great, beautiful, awesome, gold, etc. It's everything good. So I hope the translator translates quick. I'm sorry but you haven't updated for 9 months, nearly a year. I hope you're doing well. If you aren't able to translate anymore due to stuff, I hope someone takes up the mantle of translating.

I think I've ranted enough so imma leave now. Goodbye. <<less
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Kim_567 rated it
February 13, 2024
Status: --
This is so good, honestly this is a masterpiece, I just stumbled upon it when I'm searching some random novels. BUT OMG!!! The plotline is not those repetitive plots you will see nowadays. I just finished the chapter 3, the emotions, the themes, everything, , is just so good. It's a shame that very few people know about this masterpiece.
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winterflower rated it
February 23, 2021
Status: v1c2 part16
Definitely made me cry!

A pleasant short read.

I love the way it was translated and narrated. The character design and storyline are amazing as well. One thing I like is there are no 'fillers' in the middle of the story. The flow is smooth, although quite predictable.

But for some reason, I didn't expect the ending. So it made me tear up so much.


Prepare yourself for mcd.

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Karmi12 rated it
December 14, 2020
Status: v1c2 part1
I'm crying.

It's a beautiful story, and I'm still crying.
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DragonLordADN rated it
November 28, 2020
Status: v1c2 part16
Dayum if there are ppl who read it now (with only chap 2 translated) you'll

be glad when u come back here and check that it has 4 volumes.

I binged it till chap 2 end so

... more>>

The FL dies end of chap 2 and throughout chap1 and chap2 you have FL insisting that death can't

be avoided and considering how new authors love to not follow conventional endings, if u read it without coming here u may really think its a tragedy ending (untranslated parts left so I am waiting that it isn't)


A really good novel with some fleshed out emotions. So for the bad points :-

    • Pig brained villains for no reason
    • Extremely predictable plot
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