Billy shuddered and looked at his body. He had some burns, but they were fine.
Even the mages and priests needed time to chant in order to make the barrier.
The reason why Billy rushed to me was probably because he thought I had not succeeded in making the barrier.
So when I’m not ready yet, he’s going to crush me.
In fact, most of the time, mage or the priest died because there was not enough time.
As Billy was trembling, I continued my attack.
Billy hurried out of the garden.
I raised my eyebrows and folded my arms.
‘Yes, go tell everyone that I have this strong power.’
That way, many people that owns immense power will be interested in me.
I will be closer to those in power step by step.
The children who were sticking their faces out from the bush exclaimed.
“She’s very strong…”
I looked at them.
‘I felt sorry for the kids.’
Rather than following the useless custom of the socialite that the superiors appear last, if I had come earlier and checked the party in person, I would have kicked Billy out faster.
If I did, they wouldn’t have had an unpleasant experience because of Billy.
Above all, I felt so sorry for the girl who was crying because of Billy.
I approached her.
“Are you okay?”
She stared at me blankly.
Only after I extended my hand, she came to her senses and blushed.
“I-, I’m okay….”
I am a bit surprised by her shaky voice.
I looked at the girl with a worried face.
“Would you like to rest inside?”
“In, inside? L-little miss’ room?”
The girl’s face lit up,
I asked Nos to clean up the room and took the girl inside.
She put her hands on her chest and looked around my room.
I gave her the warm chamomile tea that Lea made.
“It’ll calm you down a little. Oh come to think of it, I didn’t even know your name.”
“It’s Veronica! Veronica!”
I was surprised when she suddenly grabbed the table, got up and shouted.
When I blinked, Veronica sat on the sofa.
Since he has only two sons, and both of them are not married, maybe she is their relative.
“I’m his relative.”
It was what I had expected.
“Ah, so Lady Veronica is Viscount Dubos’ niece….”
“No. It’s not like that.”
She waved her hand quickly.
“Viscount Dubos is my nephew.”
“I am the head of the Dubos family.”
Well, it’s possible if she’s his niece but the head of family?
This woman is the head of Dubos family. However, her nickname was the witch from the west, and with her ancestors, she defeated many monsters together.
“I heard that the owner of the Dubos family is an 80-year-old woman.”
“Yes! I’m 87 this year.”
Veronica blushed and muttered.
“I was wondering if I should’ve torn the child’s limb before and let his intestines out. But you stopped me.”
“I’m glad I didn’t kill a child at this age.”
I gulped when I saw her thanking me with a shy face.
‘I’ve never really seen her at the meetings…’
It’s the head of Dubos, she should’ve been at the meeting.
She said, “Oh, right!” and took out some magic device.
“I brought the magic device and recorded you with it!”
She recorded me on a magic stone?
No, more than that, why did she record it?
That was a scene when I beat up Billy.
“Everyone was afraid of me, so I thought you’d be too, but you’re really friendly to me.”
When I saw Veronica holding my hand in joy, I looked around nervously.
After I had dinner and took a bath, Henry asked me.
“Is Veronica at your party?”
I nodded while drinking water.
“Yes. She looked very young. I wonder how she did it…by the way she said that people are not friendly to her, but wouldn’t other elders envy her instead?”
“It’s not like that.”
Isaac said, while leaning on the sofa.
“People are afraid of things different from themselves. In Dubbled, there are people who treat me nicely, but if I show up elsewhere, they treat me as a monster and run away.”
That’s why she was so happy that I was being friendly.
“I heard Penak’s second son was in a frenzy at the party.”
Isaac sprang to his feet.
“Why are you telling me that just now!”
Isaac was angry, but Henry only grabbed the nail clippers with a calm expression.
He was going to trim my nails.
“It’s my turn this time.”
Dad, who was sitting in the living room with us, looked at Henry.
They fought so hard to trim my nails, so we decided the order a few years ago. Lea, Isaac, Henry, and my father.
“You took my turn the other day.”
It was when Henry and Isaac were away for a while, dad was very excited to cut my nails.
As soon as my fingernails were a little long, my dad cut them off and there was nothing to cut when they came back to the castle.
“I don’t look back on the past,”
Dad said solemnly, holding me in his arms and sitting next to me. Then he took my hand and gently lifted the nail clipper.
Lea is very good at trimming my nails, but I don’t know what to say whenever I see my father shivering while trimming my nails in fear of getting me hurt.
“You took my turn last time.”
When Isaac stepped in, another nail trimming drama broke out.
I looked around them in panic. The servants were eagerly hoping for their master to be the winner.
It was because the servants of those who were defeated in the nail trimming war suffered for days due to their master’s bad mood.
“If you guys keep fighting, I won’t let anyone trim it.”
When I spoke, the three of them shut their mouths with shocked faces.
“We didn’t fight!”
“That’s right, LeBlaine.”
“Let’s be fair today. Let Leblaine decide”
I narrow my eyes and say,
The three quickly nodded.
“Okay. So today, Dad cuts the right index finger nail, middle finger nail, and ring finger nail, and Henry cuts my left index finger nail, middle finger nail, and ring finger nail. All that remains is for Isaac.”
And soon, they were trimming my nails quietly.
At that time, in Penak’s mansion, Billy grumbled to his father.
“The crazy girl really tried to kill me!”
“You’ve said the same thing a few times already.”
“Are you going to stay still? I almost died! The orphan….!”
Count Penak sighed.
He was also angry for his son
But what can he do for a child who is rumored to be very special to Duke Dubbled?
Ever since the last meeting, because of the ‘my daughter is the cutest in the world’ incident, people have decided not to touch Leblaine carelessly.
He was lost in thought, while holding a walnut in his hand.
At that time, the Countess, who brought tea and food in, smiled.
“What are you so worried about?”
“Because he competed with a girl and even lost, how many people will look down on him…”
“I think she’s very cute.”
“Do you really think a child of fate has gone out to protect the children that she saw for the first time?”
When the count asks, the countess smiled and replied,
“Is there another reason?”
“Children express their interest in different ways. Isn’t my son handsome?”
Billy opened his eyes wide at the remark.
It seems like that when he thinks about it.
It was strange that she would do that much for a girl who had nothing to do with her.
‘Is she jealous because he showed interest in another girl?’
Count Penak looked at his son.
“Well…… her eyes that look at me were sparkling.”
“Yeah, she interrupted me while I was talking to another girl.”
“Huh. She must be interested in you…”
Count Penak said while rubbing his chin.
He think it would be very advantageous to the Penak Family.
Even though she’s adopted, she’s still a duke’s daughter.
She’s not bad for a daughter-in-in-law.
If he took control of the Dubbled family by using her, the Penak family would be a very powerful family.
“Billy, go and see the girl again.”
“What?! No! Why would I see that bitch again!”
“Don’t be silly. When it comes to marriage, Dubbled’s power is the best.”
“I don’t want to marry such a violent girl!”
“You can get another wife after you marry her.”
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