After the events of Volume 1 of The White Cat’s Revenge as Plotted from the Dragon King’s Lap, Ruri is now in the presence of the Dragon King, Jade. As she continues to distance herself further away from Nadasha more than ever, this means as a white cat she can plot revenge against the jerks who summoned her and them dumped her into a forest, but now she can do so in the dragon king’s lap!
…The problem is she gets comfortable in said lap. Far too comfortable.
In fact, you can basically make a case the story grinds to a halt as any thoughts of vengeance are forgotten as Ruri, in cat form, continues to enjoy lazing about in the dragon king’s lap. Revenge? Nah, it’s all too comforting as a cat loved by the spirits! However, she’s not in cat form because she wants to be — an off-handed remark about humans by one of the dragon king’s aides leads Ruri to believe humans that are beloved by spirits would cause problems within the nation, so she chooses to remain in cat form until she can find a good time to reveal she’s actually a human.
However, even Ruri was worrying about her almost slothful lifestyle. She eventually runs into Joshua, one of the dragon king’s spies whom she not only learns was a major help in her safely getting to Chelsie’s house but also knows she is a human summoned into this world. Joshua then hooks her up with a job in the city. While there she eventually begins to learn what Nadasha is actually up to, and it involves her “bestest” friend in the world, Asahi, and preparations for war against the Dragon King nation. Not that Ruri actually cares too much about Asahi since she’s been a major pain throughout her life.
But despite all of that, a feeling of worry still runs through Ruri’s mind. She obviously learns Asahi’s unique traits got everyone to fancy her to an obsessive point, but none of that can repair the damage that’s been caused over time because of her dumbness. And yet, learning that Asahi will be part of a war Nadasha has no chance of winning makes her feel like she has some responsibility in this, somehow. However, because of said worries, she also ends up learning about the real state of Nadasha, and it’s not great. Now she’s more resolved to do something about this, and not just for Asahi’s sake.
Anyways, the novel version of this volume was fairly tame as well, but that version did come across as more engaging. There’s still more of that volume to adapt though, but for now, we continue to see how influential the extremely adorable spirits surrounding Ruri are (note: very influential!) and Ruri trying to keep her wits about her as she learns more about the world in this manga. Still a fairly light read, but this volume was just a bit lighter in story this time. The art of the fairies is still quite good though.