I took Silas, who was in a state where he could neither resist nor run away, and moved towards the guest room that was given to me.
In case you were wondering, Silas was in his maidservant outfit which was confusing in many ways, so I had him change into his brother’s spare clothes.
“…You’ve gotten yourself into quite a mess.”
My older brother, who had finished changing his clothes, sat Silas down on the sofa set in front of him as he looked at me with a wry smile on his face.
I sat down next to him and shook my head from side to side in denial.
“It’s what is deserved.”
“An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”
“Charlotte is scary.”
My older brother laughs and giggles.
He was a good person, and I noticed that even while he was smiling bitterly, his eyes were actually shining with joy!!
I told my brother the story of what had happened from the time I left the dinner party until now.
Halfway through the story, I noticed that my brother’s face became tense, but I ignored it… what?
“So, what are you going to do now?”
My Brother asked as he glanced over at Silas, who was slumped over his shoulder and drooping.
“Let’s take revenge on the elves!”
I huffed and smiled fearlessly.
These young and stubborn people need to be hurt.
Silas raised his face, which had been drooping, and opened his amber eyes as if to say, “this is it.”
I said it earlier!
I can’t help it if you were in the state you were in earlier.
“Yes. But no killing. If we do that, we’ll end up just like those people. If that’s okay with you, then I’ll lend you my help.”
Silas stopped moving for a moment and then turned his face down. He was probably thinking about whether he could convince himself of his own vengeance.
Killing someone meant that someone would hate you at the same time. It does not matter how good or bad the person is in their behavior.
The family and loved ones of a person who is killed by a bad person will resent that person. But what if the person who did the wrong thing is killed by those people? We can’t say that the family and loved ones of the person who did the bad thing will not hold a grudge.
I, Charlotte, did not want to enter such an endless loop.
But…what about Izumi? What about Izumi’s family?
She died because of someone’s unreasonable action to ‘kill someone indiscriminately.’
There were still many things I wanted to do in the other world, and I had a lot of regrets.
It was also very sad that I couldn’t see my family anymore.
But now, even though I was going through a lot of hardships as Charlotte, I think I’m enjoying my life. I even have a new purpose. That’s why I’m okay…
However…I wonder what my parents and my sister would think if they lost their daughter like that…
Were they crying every day, holding a grudge against the murderer…?
Isn’t it possible that they can’t forgive the criminals who destroyed their family’s daily life and want to take revenge like Silas?
The facts that I tried not to think about were painting my heart black…
“…Charlotte, your lips are bleeding.”
When I looked up at the fluffy sensation against my lips, I saw my brother holding my lips with a handkerchief, with a sad look on his face as if he was laboring.
“You’re a girl, so don’t bite your lip.”
He looked into my eyes and touched my cheek with the hand that was not holding the handkerchief.
Brother was looking at the ‘red star’ in my eyes.
…I wonder how he knows?
I wonder if my brother can not only see my ‘red star,’ but can also see inside my heart.
I closed my eyes and calmed my mind, feeling the warmth of my brother touching my cheek.
I now had a lot of people who cared about me, including my brother and my family.
I wanted to tell that to Izumi’s family someday.
“I’m fine now.”
So, to my family, please don’t suffer and be free…
At the same time as I opened my eyes, Silas also looked up.
“…That’s fine. I won’t do anything.”
Silas looked at me with determined eyes instead of the despairing ones he had just looked at me with.
“I understand. Let’s do it in a more painful way than dying!”
When I smiled, and Silas smiled too.
“What exactly are you going to do?”
“That’s right…Do elves have any particular weaknesses?”
In response to my question, Silas shook his head.
“There are none…”
“If anything, why don’t we just put them on ice or burn them at the stake?”
Ehehe. When I laughed, my brother and Silas drew back blatantly.
I was only half serious.
Because that way was definitely faster!!!
“By the way, Silas-sama, how far do you want to take revenge on the elves?”
“How far…what do you mean?”
“All the elves or just a few of them?”
“Oh…if that’s the case, then some of the elven men, including the chief, are fine. The chief is also my grandfather.”
Silas was the grandson of the chief?
If that was the case, I can understand why he was persecuted even more. The daughter of an elf chief who hated halflings gave birth to a halfling, so that must have been a lot.
Still, that wasn’t a good reason to mentally hunt them down until they died.
If the chief elf was the main culprit, then it’s a quick story.
He’s the perfect person to make an example of.
“You came up with something, didn’t you?”
I nodded to my brother, who had a happy face with his eyes narrowed, and told him about the plan.
“…Is that really going to be a punishment?”
I nodded and replied to Silas who had a curious look on his face.
“Of course. This was used as torture in some worlds.”
“I see. That’s interesting.”
My brother seems to have understood.
Perhaps…I somehow gave the ‘demon king’ extra knowledge…? Well, I guess it’s okay?
Fortunately, this was the royal capital.
We could have everything we needed in no time.
“Silas-sama, how do I get to the Elven Village?”
The problem was how to get to the elf village.
Where was it?
“Oh, that’s right, you can get there right from here.”
“Yes. We have a gate in the Royal Castle that leads to the Elf Village. If you go from there, it will only take a moment.”
Oh…That sounds just like an otherworldly fantasy.
I was going to have to ask my uncle for approval…wouldn’t that be unpleasant?
There could be trouble if there was an interracial war -sweats-
“I’ll go talk to them and arrange for what we need.”
It seems that my brother would take care of that.
He walked quickly out of the guest room by himself.
Then the two of us were left alone in the guest room.
So, what should we do now? -sweats-
I was on the verge of acting suspiciously.
“I’m really sorry about what happened today.”
Silas bowed his head.
“Well…I forgive you, since nothing of consequence happened this time.”
I decided to accept his apology honestly.
I was thrilled to see Silas smiling softly as if he was relieved.
…I had forgotten to mention it, but Silas was a beautiful man.
I gazed at Silas’ face.
He looked at me with a strange smile.
“You are a mysterious person, aren’t you?”
“Is that so?”
“I forget that you’re only twelve years old, even though you still seem like a very young girl when looking at you properly.”
I couldn’t say that I had memories as Izumi, so I smiled vaguely and pandered around.
While doing so, my brother came back.
I think that was quicker than I imagined, but it seems that he had come after a thorough discussion and approval. His work was fast and excellent as ever.
“We will go tomorrow. Let’s get a good night’s sleep and prepare for tomorrow.”
My brother took Silas to the guest room that had been prepared for him. They would be sleeping in the same room together.
I quickly prepared myself to sleep and climbed into bed.
T/N: This was the last part from the Royal Capital! Next, we’ll head into the Elf Village…
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