I was so surprised that my eyes are widened.
‘It’s the name of the late Duchess!’
I also looked at the ring on the narrow side. As expected, the letters are engraved.
It was then.
A voice came to my ears before I had finished reading the ring.
A woman was leaning against the door frame with her arms crossed as she stared at me.
“Who are you, why are you in my room?”
She has clear blue eyes, a symbol of Dubbled.
I know that person, who has a beautiful appearance and a sweet voice.
It is my aunt, Javelin Ariage.
“Why are you reading a note from Risette in my room?”
This is Javelin’s room?
I was so surprised, I didn’t came here on purpose.
This place was too small and shabby for her, who was in charge of the mansion. I never imagined that this would be Javelin’s room.
“Excuse me, I….”
I was about to spout out an answer.
With Isaac’s voice, the sword came to me. Javelin turned lightly and put the sword between her index finger and her middle finger.
“You should’ve been more stealthy if you wanted to hit me from behind.”
With a grin, Isaac, who was approaching Javelin, sees me inside.
He rushed over and stared at me in a hurry.
“I didn’t know you were here. You’re not hurt?”
“I stopped your sword, so she wouldn’t be hurt.”
When Javelin spoke in a quiet voice, Isaac shouted.
Isaac frowned and said,
“What did you do? Did you bully the little kid?”
I quickly tore Isaac off her.
Even if it’s a misunderstanding, it’s my fault that I entered other people’s rooms freely. I should have checked the room in advance. I didn’t know she was using a narrow room with no windows.
I got up and approached Javelin.
“I’m LeBlaine Risett—”
“The child of fate.”
She said that.
She doesn’t go around much, and she’s cold-hearted about others. She didn’t even accept my greeting, so some people were reluctant to greet her.
Lea came to see me then.
“There you are.”
“What is it, Lea?”
“It’s your meal time.”
Lea who stood up smiling, bowed to Javelin.
When she saw Lea, she loosened her arms. Her hair flowed gently down the collarbone.
“When will you be mine?”
When she said so, she lightly raised Lea’s chin with her index finger.
The maids who came with Lea blushed and looked dazed.
She has such a cold personality, but she’s very popular to women rather than men.
The first escort of the empress and the captain of the white horse battalion, a unit of female knights.
— it was Javelin Ariage.
“You’re going too far with your jokes.”
“Ah, it’s not funny because you’re not flustered.”
With her arms crossed again, she goes into her room and closed the door.
“Shall we go, little miss? His Excellency is waiting.”
I nod my head and hold Lea’s hand.
As I went down to the dining room, dad and Henry were sitting while facing each other. Isaac, who followed me, sat down and tell me to sit next to him.
The meal didn’t start until I sat down.
Isaac carried a milk cup to me and said,
“Aunt is here.”
Henry, who cut and put the meat on my plate replied,
“Yes, she was with the kid.”
“Is everything alright?”
I nodded at Henry’s words.
“She just asks who I am, I went into her room because I didn’t know it is her room.”
“Yeah, that room deserved to be misunderstood.”
“Kid, my aunt is a really scary person. If you’re not careful…”
And Isaac drew a straight horizontal line through his neck with his hand, I flinched and held the fork tight.
Javelin’s aura is too intense. Even though they were half-siblings, I didn’t know that she would be so similar to my father.
“Don’t be scared. Our aunt never touches a woman.”
“You never know. Because she hate the church more than anyone else in Dubbled.”
It is a famous story.
This is a story I heard in my second life, one day, Javelin accidently said it when she was drunk.
“I lost my three precious people to the church.”
I don’t know all three of them, but I know one person.
Adrian’s mother, it’s her who died.
I noticed she was very close to the late empress.
It took her less than a month to die because she was ill.
They didn’t inspect her body any further because the priest said that the empress have a disease caused by her divine power.
Javelin seem to think that Empress Elsa’s death was because of the church who cooperated with Empress Yvonne. I do think so too…
‘Hmm, then just how disgusted she is with me from the church?’
I could see why her eyes were so cold.
“My aunt is also the worst in Dubbled once she’s angry.”
When I looked at Lea for confirmation, she smiled awkwardly and nodded.
‘I don’t want to annoy her…but it already happened!’
I went into the room without permission and read the letters.
It must be very special to her because she kept the letters.
I can’t say anything because I read such a precious thing freely.
How can I make up for it?
Should I give her a present?”
After the meal, I went back to my room and asked Lea.
“What will Javelin like?”
“Well, I’ve never seen Javelin show her likes or dislikes…. But why?”
“I want to get along with Javelin.”
“That’s great, she’s a lonely woman.”
Is Javelin lonely?
She is the queen of socialites, and she has a lot of followers. Hearing the news of her attending the party would make the party to be sought, so invitations came from all kinds of places to her.
“Because all of her friends have died and she haven’t been close to anyone.”
“I mean, the Duchess and Her Majesty. In particular, she cared about the duchess a lot. She was waiting for her fourth child to be born.”
“Fourth…the fourth child?”
It was the fourth child of my father, who died without being born.
When the mage told him that their fourth daughter will be born, the people of the Dubbled were delighted.
Perhaps the same was the case with Dad, there were small shoes for girls in his drawer.
At first, I didn’t know it was for the fourth child. I asked Nos because I was curious about the shoe.
He gave a troubled look for a moment and answered.
“It belongs to the fourth child. His Excellency waited so long that he made a baby girl shoes in advance.”
“Your middle name is supposed to be Risette, right?”
Now I know why she stopped me from talking when she introduced me to Javelin.
‘Because I received her friend’s name as a middle name, a kid from the church.’
I felt a little heavy in my heart.
‘Everyone would’ve be happy if the fourth child was born.’
Then there is no need for Dad and Javelin to be lonely. The brothers would have been happy with their younger sister.
I was thinking so, but Lea’s expression darkened.
I guess she was worried about me getting along with Javeline.
In front of the door, Lea made eye contact with me.
“You’ll be able to make friends with Javelin just fine. Because you are similar to her.”
I have seen a portrait of the Duchess.
Unlike me, who has brown colored hair, she has a sparkling blonde hair, and she was beautiful enough to attract everyone’s attention.
I had changed a lot in this life, but I am not at as beautiful as Risette.
“I don’t resemble any of them.”
“Not your face, but your attitude.”
“Ocassionaly, you say something similar to Duchess Risette.”
“You’re very similar to Miss Risette. You’re like her long lost daughter who—“
Someone called her name.
Me and Lea turned our heads in surprise. It was Javelin’s voice.
Her voice was much colder and more violent than before.
“Who are you saying is the daughter of Risette?”
Lea grew pale.
Javelin seems to care for Lea, but if she made a mistake, she won’t give any mercy.
‘I’ve heart it before in my past lives, Javelin is able to kill her own people.’
I went to Javelin.
“Excuse me, Lea didn’t say that, she didn’t say I am her daughter, she was just trying to comfort me. I said I wanted to get along well with you. So!”
When I spoke urgently, Javelin’s eyes narrowed.
“Because you’re a family…”
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