The Day I Found Her


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I destroyed the heart of my wife, who loved me dearly.
This is a story of how I broke her, the story of that regret, and the afterward of said regret.

***The continuation of ‘The Day I Disappeared’, told from Gilbert’s pov

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Kanojo o mitsukeru hi
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The Day I Disappeared (Prequel)
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New DDosGaming rated it
August 9, 2020
Status: --
author think introvert is bad and sh*t on Gilbert

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he got marry in the first place because king pressured him to. why? he fear coup d'état.... from introvert guy who shut himself in research.

Queen also shitty. helping everybody russian roulette way. thankfully everything work out because plot armor.

everyone know what kind of person he is. never teach him. shunning him after everything gone to shit

do research for sake of research. no sh*t sherlock. what do you thing on their mind when wright brother fly their shitty airplane that crash after airborne for 1 minute? of course it's amusement. because it's their hobby they can endure lot of failed.


everyone playing mind game here and there. while Gilbert helping all Commonwealth with his medical field


after story end. he was told to become extrovert because beautiful world or something.

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OfficePony rated it
October 21, 2018
Status: c2 part2
Same Feels as involved in the first part (https://www. Novelupdates. Com/series/the-day-i-disappeared/). The amount of hate one feels for Gilbert is phenomenal.

To destroy a person who loves you so completely like that is something else, intentional or not.

3/15/19: This feels like one of those stories you go to when your day was just a little too happy. The kinda happy that feels suspiciously ominous. Read a few chapters of this and just say, eff you world good night. Otherwise, you'd be an idiot like me, reading this because you... more>> want to feel the hurt. <<less
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Munya rated it
January 11, 2019
Status: Completed
Errghhgh... Not a happy ending...

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in the end, anna marie a.k.a Marie doesn't know herself. Their marriage annuled, she went overseas learning about world, and Gilbert established a school.

They reunited in the end, but I don't know exactly if anna Marie finally remember about Gilbert and their past.

The chapter ended with gilbert's monologue :

Welcome back anna Marie

Like that



In the end both anna marie and gilbert will only be friend. Literally. Gilbert will get close to a girl name supika or whatever according Google translate, and Anna Maria will travel around the world with a young master of merchant family name Luke. <<less
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adorkablehiko rated it
February 23, 2019
Status: Completed
This made me cry omfg. Such a good, nuanced novel.

Although another reviewer mentioned it, I needed to correct what they said: This story has a vague but happy ending.

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Anne Marie mentions that she's ignorant of this world, and mentions that in the time that they spent apart, they both changed -- Gilbert thought he wanted to change for her sake (but he realized he shouldn't be doing that), but Anne Marie wanted to change for herself. She tells Gilbert that she plans on traveling the world, and at the end of their last conversation, he asks her for only one thing:

"I'd like you to come back again to this country someday."

And tell me all about the world you discover.

And they talk to each other through letters (Also, Spica is a witch, and Gilbert is travelling around with her for research while searching for Anne Marie before finding her). They continue sending letters after that conversation, but she stopped responding after some time. Seasons pass, and a year or so later, just when he's about to go inspect the school he created (which is one of the things he wanted to do, and told Anne Marie this. He also stopped travelling and comes back home to manage his territory), he sees a carriage from her family stop in front of his house, and out comes Anne Marie. She then tells him,

"I'm home."

"Welcome home."


As for Luke, he was one of her companions when she posed as 'Marguerite.' (Which is what she calls herself after disappearing)


This is such a wonderfully written novel. They managed to get a lot of things across with so little text. So much nuance and meaning. And the translator is doing a great job! Keep up the good work! <<less
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SayMrrp rated it
July 17, 2019
Status: c3 part2
Vague ending, but seems to be a happy one.

This ain't your average angsty JP villainess story. It's a bit confusing to read, but the depth is something to note.

Kudos to the art!
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Alicee rated it
December 7, 2018
Status: --
This is so emotional. I feel like I'm the one who has been hurt. I like this, but I hate this at the same time. Im glad that I read it tho.
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Si Kucing
Si Kucing
November 20, 2018
Status: c2 part2
Kay... just finished the girl side, and went straight to the guy side and see what he got to defend himself.... turn out? The guy's a social failure, a reject of society in terms of.... well.... socialising with nobles and other stuff......

The guy is totaly someone who focused on books, knowledge that he didn't bother with his surrounding..... and this guy sopposedly a royalty...... at one point the guy left on a social occasion and had left the trouble of smoothing things up to his wife whom... well.... too good... more>> for this total jackass.... (iouno how skilled the girls is.... but of he can smooth things up after someone just up and left on a social occasion, then she is too good to be paired with this donkey of a prince).... on another occasion, when his brother the king, told the dumb guy that one of the powerful vassal wantes to put him on the throne, this idiot didn't understand why his brother told him to watch out for his wife..... I dunno dude, maybe cuz rather than just putting u on the throne and be done with it, wouldn't it be more beneficial to form connection through marriage and then put u on the throne ? And since u would most likely drown urself on ur research even after u become king won't that noble, as father in law of the king be running the place in ur stead.... hell, u won't even notice! And back to the point, ur wife would be a hinderance in executing that kind of pland wouldn't it? Yet, this joke of a prince didn't get it and as matter of fact believe that that noble won't touch him and his wife.....

Truly..... I can't rate this now since it's still too short...... but it did caught my interest to see where this will be going <<less
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luvhiyorimi rated it
September 30, 2018
Status: c2 part1
Omg I feel so sad. After reading the prequel and now, I just can't help but tear up a bit for the fact that Gilbert doesn't understand the harm he's caused Anne Marie. NO woman would want to be misunderstood as someone else's past love T_T. Overall I think this novel is great and hope for more updates! I want to know how everything ends.
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Emeilia rated it
August 4, 2019
Status: Completed
Truly an amazing story with quiet a rare plot. I will review this novel along side the prequel too.

The start of the prequel is a one-shot of unrequited love of the FL, Anne as she got married to her beloved one, Gilbert only end up being treated as a subtitute. The story ended so abrupt with

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the FL had amnesia after being assaulted and start to think she is Maria, Gilbert's crush


This sequel tells a lot more of the story from the beggining until what happen next that wasnt being told in the prequel.

What I really like about this novel is how it tells you on how everybody makes mistakes. EVERYONE. This novel is about a broken relationship and both side were being told that they were wrong and they both should change. Its a refreshing plot as you may not find such topic being written so realistically before.

Some monologue are a bit confusing for me because it is hard to try changing yourself so you need to keep reflecting on yourself and keep asking yourself questions. So, when you read this process a perspective of other people it may sound a bit confusing cuz you may not experience what this character had gone through, at least in my case.

Overall, it gives off very good vibe and good conclusion. Definitely reading this if you like some self reflective type of story. Every character in this story is fantastically written so they managed to create this whole bizarre plot.

Perfect 5 🌟 <<less
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tedy2004 rated it
June 28, 2020
Status: Completed
A good novel, with characters that realize their mistakes and try to change for themselves.
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Takitori rated it
June 3, 2020
Status: c11
a beautiful story indeed. Even having a glimpse on many other perspectives to how they see this situation. A very different genre that I would have normally read, but I am quite satisfied with the process towards the ending.

i quite like the Queen, she really knows how to handle the situation at hand.
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hikaoru rated it
May 31, 2020
Status: --
it's not as tragic as it is for me since ... more>>

anne marie was able to find herself at the end.

as to the ending, I don't think she'll get back with Gilbert since her status is no longer as noble as before and she is also scarred. I think with the time she travelled with Luke, they might have gotten married.


what I like about the story is how the characters' inner problems were sorted out. Queen Maria might have been the way for all of this because somehow, she's indirectly related with what happened to Anne Marie.

Gilbert realized how conceited he is. He only loves himself and thought that only the person with the same IQ as him (like Maria) is best suited for him. That's why he thought no one is on par with him anymore and choose a loveless married.

then he learned how big of a jerk he is after Queen Maria served him the same treatment he did with Anne Marie.

i think at the end, Gilbert will stay single until his death for we don't know how that travels changed Anne Marie alot. <<less
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Bookworm_Sueweetie rated it
May 27, 2020
Status: Completed
When you thought that Gilbert can't get worse than prequel. But dang, it proved me wrong, it made me more mad at him.

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Half of the chapters is about him making reasons and want to apologize to assauge his guilt but not bc he is sincere. The worst thing about him, he hurt Anne Marie not bc of his love/obsession to the Queen but bc he wanted to see her cry and he treated her as "lab rat" like a researcher who wanted to test his subject.

Actually, I think he is self-centered, socially awkward and kinda mentally unstable. Plus, the members of royal family are bastards and self-centered, the Queen has a different mentality and straightforward making her kinda likeable but nevertheless they are all arrogant.


I like that this sequel is not focusing on Gilbert's redemption and wooing Anne Marie to be a couple again... It is about both of them learning more about their own selves after the divorced, it gave them the opportunity for self-growth. It was also the chance to know each other and share their growth/experiences thru letters.

I like the ending tho...


It open up the reader's imagination if Anne Marie married Luke and really moved on... Or she came back as single thus giving Gilbert a second chance due to his late love realization.

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Wna rated it
February 18, 2020
Status: Completed
This story has burn my heart then kill it, now I don't know what did I feel for this novel.

I can only say, DON'T read this book if you want a sweet romance. Remember there is 'tragedy' tag...

But it is still nice story that can make you change your feeling from sad, angry, disgust, then... dunno :-P
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YoriMei rated it
February 12, 2020
Status: Completed
The story is short and might be a tad open ended but the characterization was solid and my emotions were on a rollercoaster of disgust to pity to acceptance. There’s no true black or white in this story, it’s a bit grey. Gilbert is absolutely pitiful, his ignorance, pride and hyperfixation coupled with his social status (too high up to reprimand) resulted in a socially inept genius too hyperfixiated on the kingdom to realize how he was hurting Anne Marie. His actions are still hideously disgusting, but it is nice... more>> to see such a pitiful man show remorse and attempt to change.

it’s not so much a “grim” story as a realistic but uncomfortable one. Everyone’s in an awkward situation, from Anne Marie and Maria to Gilbert and his brother. It does a great job on both Gilbert and Anne Marie and their journey to change, from Anne Marie’s recovery and journey for self-love to Gilbert’s attempts at apology and self-awareness. <<less
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Akemilly rated it
January 12, 2020
Status: Completed
In fact, it didn't leave the same kind of 'deep impression' that the prequel did. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a satisfactory read.

I liked how the story progressed and how everyone had to change a bit because of what happened.

The interactions between the characters, the feelings, the mistakes and the self-reflections were all well written, and made me see that the changes were really happening.

... more>> I particularly enjoyed the conversations through the letters. It made clear the paths our characters had chosen and how they were improving.

I wasn't as 'touched' as in the prequel. But it was a good read, without a doubt, and I don't feel regretful about reading it. <<less
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