It was her aunt who came to the room after Camilla.
My aunt who was sitting next to me looked at them without any expression.
“I’m sorry we couldn’t serve you well, because you came without saying it in advance.”
She expressed displeasure to the two person who came without my consent.
“You’re being too humble. They served us well.”
The tea being served to the Empress and Camilla was indeed a bit too mediocre.
Nevertheless, aunt has admitted that she had committed a disrespectful act and expressed her apologies.
But the Empress said,
She spoke innocently as if she was the victim here.
My aunt’s eyebrows went up.
“I’m sorry. If you want to, would you please come back later so that we can serve Your Majesty after preparation?”
The polite, but obvious meaning makes the Empress angry.
“You’re being too much. I came here for a reason.”
“I heard that you are looking for the child’s godmother.”
“I was helped by her the other day, and I always valued the child. A child destined to save the empire must have a godmother worthy of her. So I’m going to be the godmother of the child.”
I almost opened my mouth.
‘What is she talking about?’
My aunt tried to hide her expression.
“It is the imperial rule that the empress wasn’t allowed to be someone’s godmother.”
“It is in the rules. But the rule was only made because the noble ladies are scared that I would exert my influences everywhere. Yet they kept acting nice to me. What a hypocrite.”
Camilla looked at the Empress with a stunned expression. Camilla said while frowning,
“What are you talking about?”
The most dangerous thing about the Empress going into the social world was that she would be privately cooperating with the nobles.
‘The Emperor thinks it’s the most dangerous thing.’
If he heard what she just said, he would probably faint.
Above all, I’ll just be the victim.
Then, will my father stay still?
“Why? Aren’t you afraid that if I go into society, your role will be taken by me?”
It seems that the Empress wanted to irritate Camilla, but her purpose was revealed.
‘She wanted to take away her role, whom the Emperor secretly supported.’
The emperor took special care of Camilla after all.
‘Perhaps the emperor was able to grow up rationally thanks to Camilla’s education.’
Camilla is rational, even though she has fiery temper, she raised him without any discrimination.
“Please stop. Until when do you want to take away everything?”
“When did I ever care about you!”
“I didn’t say that.”
“That’s what you just say.”
I watched the two highest ranked women in the Empire fight.
I need to end this fight.
“Ah! Auntie, it’s time for daddy to come home.”
I called my father, who even the royal family feared.
The Empress and Camilla shut their mouths.
Especially the Empress, who was targeted by my father wanted to avoid him because she had a history of suffering from Dubbled’s rage.
“I need to get back today. I feel sick at the sight of the unpleasant scenery.”
Then she left.
However, Camilla remained. And she asked my aunt to have a private meeting with me.
“There’s something I must tell her. I’d appreciate it if you could arrange a place for me to talk to the child.”
When Camilla asked us earnestly, my aunt glanced at me.
“I’m okay with it!”
When my aunt heard my answer, she accepted without complaining.
Camilla barely opened her mouth, only moistening her mouth with tea.
“I went to the bakery four days ago.”
She unexpectedly went straight to the point.
I tried to look childish. I opened my eyes wide and nodded enthusiastically.
“How do you know that?”
“My maid saw you.”
“Wow, that’s amazing.”
“Didn’t you go there with a child?”
“Yes! He’s Lionel.”
Camilla holds the handle of the teacup tightly.
“Is it true that he lived in the trush forest?”
“That’s right. He’s been living there ever since he was born and moved only last year.”
“…the child’s mother. You’ve met his mother, don’t you?”
“I saw his sister, not his mom. She knows a lot of fun stories and I’m so happy to meet a sincerely nice person. She’s also very considerate.”
“Have you ever seen his mother?”
“Lionel lives with his sister. I guess he doesn’t live with his mother. Lionel told me about his sister alot, but rarely told me about his mother…but I could guess that he misses her alot…”
I said it with a sad face on purpose, and Camilla bit her lips.
‘I gave you all of the hints, Camilla.’
Camilla looked at me with clear eyes after she had calmed down.
“Where does that child live?”
“In Count Barthou’s mansion. The lady is his sister.”
The sound was from Camilla who put down the teacup on the coaster roughly.
The maids urgently came in, surprised to hear the noise that had leaked out.
“Are you alright?”
“So she’s a noble…”
The maids was startled by the murmur and shut their mouth.
I helped Camilla, who was about to fall.
“Ma’am, are you alright?”
“I’m having another headache. How long is this going to bother me?”
‘That means she’s worried.’
Whether or not she’ll let her son know.
There is no way that she doesn’t know about the Count Barthou situation.
She’s wondering if it is okay for them to meet again.
I looked at Camilla.
“I read a book a long time ago. The thrush forest is always dark, surrounded by trees, but the moment we see the sunset, it is bright. It’s not always a bad thing to live in the dark. You’ll know the preciousness of the dark at sunset.”
This would be surprising. This book was written secretly by Camilla, hoping that this will be a hope to Grand Duke Locard when he loses his sight.
‘She had those days.’
The days when she hopes her son doesn’t lose hope.
Now, the Grand Duke has found his sight, regained his will to live, has a wife and son.
‘Even if they had a problem, would anything worse happen than those days?’
That’s what the story meant.
“So headaches aren’t necessarily bad. It makes your body more immune if you experience it again!”
I added it like a child, but Camilla kept looking at me.
“Lady…tell me if you need anything.”
‘Just don’t forget me.’
A few days later, a news came from the people Seria sent to Count Barthou mansion. A luxurious carriage came to the mansion.
The Grand Duke found Leticia.
Laura pondered while holding a coat and a cape.
“It’s going to be nice using a coat because it’s cold today, but little miss using a cape is so cute. What should I do?”
“I like the coat!”
The cape is long and uncomfortable to use while walking.
Today was my first day at a social party in the capital city. I need to look dignified.
Laura answered, “Yes,” and put my coat on.
When I finished preparing and looked in the mirror, I could see a cute and elegant little lady.
‘Of course it’s Sharon’s design.’
From the coat to dress, ribbons and shoes, they were all very pretty.
As my aunt said, I need to imprint them with my image of a rich and dignified young miss of Dubbled.
My aunt, who was waiting for me, held out her arm.
“Aunt, you’re so cool…”
She wore a blue coat similar to mine, black pants, which were vintage and fluffy long boots. She also used a pomade and tied her hair.
There wasn’t anyone who was this cool.
“It’s your first social party, so I need to care about my appearance.”
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