I left the ballroom, apologizing to all the attendees for leaving early because my dress was still dirty after all that, and asking them to enjoy the ball without worrying about it.
It’s not a bad idea to leave the ballroom, but I refused to wear it because I was leaving.
The only regret is that I couldn’t eat any of the food and had to leave.
But in this case, I gave up and was about to get into the carriage with Viktor when a middle-aged man dressed in all-white cook’s uniform came running underneath us, carrying a large basket.
“L-Lady Cecilia! Please wait!”
“Wha—I am the head chef of the castle. I have just heard that Lady Cecilia will be leaving shortly, so I have taken the trouble to put all the dishes in this basket that you can take home with you. If you wouldn’t mind taking it home with you?”
“What? Are you sure!?”
“Yes, of course! I just couldn’t get too much variety in there, I’m sorry.”
“No, no, no, I’m just very glad that you got it for me. But…why did you prepare it for me?”
“…When we heard from Prince Kaiser that Cecilia was pleased with our cooking at the last ball, all of us were very grateful and touched by Cecilia’s kindness. In fact, Cecilia’s actions were the first time we didn’t have any leftovers last time, which made us very happy as cooks. So this time as well, we put all of our efforts into making this dish for Cecilia to eat, but we were told that a problem arose and she had to go home without it. So we prepared this dish in a hurry so that you could take it home and eat it, at least a little.”
“Thank you for going out of your way to do that! I’ll eat it as soon as I get home.”
I was happy to receive the basket with a smile on my face because of the kindness of the head chef.
But the basket was heavier than I expected and I almost stumbled back, so Viktor hurriedly supported me and took my basket for me.
So I thanked Viktor and the head chef, got into the carriage and went home.
I had a little trouble, but still, I managed to finish the engagement announcement and I was at peace again.
Two years later, I had grown to be eight years old.
I was sitting on a couch in a room of the castle, wearing a beautiful dress, with a cheerless face.
There were several other maidservants waiting in this room to take care of me.
So I let out a deep sigh in my heart, unable to speak out my thoughts.
…As long as I’m engaged to Kaiser, I thought this day would come someday…but I’m still depressed…
I was thinking about the ball being held today while I was thinking about that.
Hmmm… Today is the day of the annual royal palace’s social debut. But…this year’s ball is going to be gorgeous, unlike last year and my time. Because today’s ball will be the social debut of Prince Leon, the second prince and younger brother of the Kaiser, so…haa~ I wouldn’t want to attend if I could.
While thinking that, I let out a small sigh so that no one would notice.
The reason why I am so depressed is because…this Prince Leon is the fourth capture target.
Leon Ron Beizelm
He is a beautiful boy with fluffy, shoulder-length, pale pink hair and blue eyes. In the game, he is 15 years old.
He is the younger brother of Prince Kaiser and the second prince of the Kingdom of Beizelm.
However, he always wears a different kind of smile from Prince Kaiser’s pseudo-smile, a charming, devilish smile that attracts everyone around him.
Although he has been spoiled by those around him since he’s the second prince, he secretly thinks it’s not funny that Prince Kaiser, the crown prince, is the only one who will end up with everything.
Because of this, he is possessive and has a strong yandere temperament, although people around him don’t notice it.
He has been addicted to minerals since he was a child, and has been collecting rare minerals since he was a child.
Prince Leon has such a strong personality that he becomes interested in and loves the heroine, but he also wants her to only look at him.
He tries to monopolize the heroine, who is loved by everyone, and goes into a frenzy, but eventually the heroine tells him off and they become lovers.
Cecilia, however, is furious with the heroine, who hates Prince Leon, whom she thought was her cute little brother, and she is enraged with hatred, but she dies after being poisoned by Prince Leon’s plans.
I remembered the information I had written about Prince Leon, and the part about him being poisoned made my head hurt.
…No…That Prince Leon was quite a difficult character… I don’t know how many times I had to reload the game because if I made a wrong choice, it would go into the bad end of confinement and yandere in an instant…Well, among some fans, that bad end is better!
I unconsciously felt my face twitch as I thought of a still staring at the heroine in Bad End with a crazy smile on my face.
To be honest, I’m very nervous about meeting such a dangerous Prince Leon for the first time today.
If possible, I wouldn’t want to attend, but Kaiser, who is royalty and Prince Leon’s brother, must attend, so his fiancée, myself, is forced to attend as well.
As I waited in a daze for the ball to begin, there was a knock on the door and Kaiser came in from there with a smile.
“Hey Cecilia, you look great today.”
“…Thank you. Kaiser is the one who looks good too.”
“Thank you. Oh, yes, it’s time for the ball, but they’re having a bit of a hard time getting ready for it, so they’d like you to wait a little longer.”
“Okay…So, would you like a cup of tea?”
As expected, we couldn’t stay standing together until the time is up, so I asked my maid to prepare tea while I sat down on a chair, but for some reason Kaiser sat down next to me.
“…Kaiser, there’s another chair across from me?”
“Yes, I know.”
“…Don’t bother sitting here, it’s more spacious over there, okay?
“I wanted to sit over here.”
“Okay, I’ll head over there to…”
“No! Cecilia can sit here, too.”
I tried to lift my hips from the chair, but before I could do so, Kaiser prevented me from standing up by putting his hands around my waist.
“We are engaged to be married to each other, and it wouldn’t hurt to sit like this, would it?”
“Well, yeah, but…”
“So let’s keep it this way.”
It’s not uncommon for me to be in this situation when I sit with Kaiser, but when Ghislan joins me, there’s always a battle for the chair.
Well, I guess he’s in a good mood now that Ghislan isn’t here, and it’s too much trouble, so I’ll just leave it at that.
So I gave up and quietly drank the tea that the maid made for me.
As I was talking with Kaiser until it was time to go, a door suddenly opened and a pale pink-haired boy suddenly entered.
“Ah! Brother, there you are!”
“Hmm? What’s wrong with you, Leon?”
“Mou! I was with you earlier, but suddenly brother was gone, so I was looking for you!”
“Oh, I’m sorry I went without telling you. I just wanted to go and tell Cecilia that the ball is going to be a little late today.”
He came in with a puffy look on his face and said with a bitter smile on his face.
But I wasn’t ready for the suddenness of our meeting and I was still upset.
Then, at Kaiser’s words, Prince Leon tilted his head slightly and looked at Kaiser with a strange look on his face.
“Oh, by the way…we haven’t met yet. Leon, this is the Prime Minister’s daughter and my fiancée, Cecilia.”
“…I am Cecilia de Heinz. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”
I hurriedly got up at Kaiser’s introduction and moved to Prince Leon’s front and plucked at the hem of my skirt and gave him a light bow.
Prince Leon stares at me like that.
“And Cecilia, this is my brother. His name is Leon. Leon, you can say hello.”
“Yes! I’m Leon Ron Beizelm. Nice to meet you! Um…Sister Cecilia!”
“Because…you’re my brother’s fiancée, right? Then you’re going to be my sister in the future and I can call you that now, right?”
“No, I don’t think that’s necessarily…”
“Leon, keep calling her that.”
I tried to deny it to Prince Leon, but Kaiser interrupted me with a good-humored affirmation.
As I turned a dumbfounded expression to Kaiser, Prince Leon looked at me intently with an uneasy look on his face.
“…Haa~ Well, I honestly don’t feel bad about being called sister, so it’s fine.”
“Thank you! Sister Cecilia!”
Prince Leon smiled so smiling and gave me a happy hug.
When Kaiser saw this, his eyebrows moved for a moment, but he immediately looked on with a calm face.
But as for me, I was confused by the sudden hug and looked around to see what I could do, and noticed that for some reason the maids were looking at us with blushing faces and smiles.
…Why such an expression…Oh, is it Prince Leon’s little devil smile? I see, seeing this smile would normally make me react like that. Maybe this hug is also calculated. He probably thinks I’m going to fall with this one~. But I won’t fall for it. As someone who knows that dark part of him, you know…
As I was smiling bitterly at the thought, that Prince Leon stared at me, his smile disappearing from my face.
“…Sister Cecilia, don’t you feel anything when I hug you?”
“Oh, I’m sorry. I don’t feel anything. So could you let go of me soon, please?”
Prince Leon frowned for a moment as I said this, feeling troubled, and then he blurted out a blur in a voice that Kaiser, who was nearby, couldn’t hear.
But I could hear him, so I had to continue to scratch my cheeks with my fingers and smile bitterly.
But then I suddenly saw a curious necklace on Prince Leon’s chest.
“Huh?…That’s a Red Beryl, isn’t it?”
“I believe it was a rare ore called a red emerald or a scarlet emerald, right?”
I said what I couldn’t help but think when I saw the beautiful red ore on the end of the necklace.
Hearing these words, Prince Leon looked at me with a surprised expression.
“How did you know that? You’re the first person to know the name of this mineral, Sister Cecilia”
“What? No, I’m not sure why…”
When Prince Leon asked me what was wrong, I slurred my words.
I just remembered that there was a column on minerals in a book of setting materials I had seen in a previous life, in which pictures and descriptions of various rare ores were written in detail.
Well, to be honest, I was interested in all kinds of beautiful minerals from that book of setting materials, so I did my own research on the internet.
I remember my memories from my past life, but I couldn’t explain them to him, and went silent with a troubled expression on my face.
Then the eyes of Prince Leon changed completely and became curious.
“Hey Sister Cecilia! Do you by any chance know about the other ores?”
“Well, I mean, to an extent…”
“…Leon, it’s about time for you to leave Cecilia and go back to father.”
“Well, I’d like to stay and talk to Sister Cecilia!”
“No. Look, the handmaid who came looking for you is waiting for you.
That’s what Kaiser said as he pulled Prince Leon away from me and forced him near the door to a troubled-looking maid.
I was relieved that he finally left me and that I was able to escape Prince Leon’s barrage of questions, when Prince Leon turned around near the door and looked back at me.
“Sister Cecilia…I’ll see you later.”
I smiled at him, but that smile seemed to match that crazy smile for a moment and I felt a chill run down my back.
T/N: Uhhh my yandere senses are tingling…
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