A Stepmother’s Marchen - Chapter 34
“Are you out of your mind? Are you really crazy? What were you thinking about?!”
“Oh, really, that’s why it was worth it!”
“What’s the point of punching the crown prince? If things went wrong, your right hand would have been cut by now!”
“It doesn’t matter, my hand is clearly fine!”
The sound from upstairs was so loud that it was very clear to the entrance of the backyard where he stood.
Jeremy stood there for a moment, listened, and then looked at the knights with sunken faces, and slowly moved
Rachel squatted alone in a corner of the rain-stricken backyard. Jeremy couldn’t tell if it was rainwater or tears that were falling down her small face, but he thought it was right to cry.
She looked up as he approached.
“Are you determined to catch a cold?”
“It was Elias who caused the accident, but why are you doing this? Was it your fault?”
Rachel only sniffed for a moment and said nothing.
“Let’s go in now, you’re going to catch a cold for real.”
Jeremy, whose head was soaked, looked at his sister.
“You’re the strongest knight in the Empire, aren’t you? You’re stronger than the Crown Prince, right?
“You look down on me so bad.”
Rachel raised her wet eyes wide as she answered, her eyes showing eager and desperate emotions, “Well, then, you know, you know.“
“If someone tries to do something bad to a fake mother in the future, you get rid of them.”
Because of the rainwater flowing into the snow, Jeremy closed and opened his eyes for a moment. At that moment, it was bright all over the place, and then the rumble of thunder rang.
“You really will get rid of them? Swear as a knight.”
“Yes, I swear.”
At that time, Jeremy was seventeen and Rachel was thirteen. Their legal mother was only 19 years old, and the atmosphere of the Marquis of Neuwanstein was disastrous. Even when the woman dragged some street thug lovers a few years back, the air wasn’t that thick and disturbing.
And Elias Von Neuwanstein was very aware that the cause of that was them.
“How did it go?”
“Why don’t you go and see for yourself?”
“I was tired after crying, so I fell asleep. Are you feeling better?”
The young man, with his long red hair tied groaned.
It wasn’t unexpected, but he was no less embarrassed.
Princess Heinrich’s visit earlier in the day was the beginning of all the disaster. When Shuri, who literally became a corpse-like after the princess left, called and asked them, Elias was just puzzled, but answered roughly as usual.
Yeah, maybe that was the problem.
He himself had never heard of it, and he only responded as usual because he wanted to tease her half-heartedly, but he didn’t expect that she would take it so seriously.
“I know I don’t have a brain.“
Leon, who was sitting next to Elias, held his head, then said, “Did the eldest brother really tell our fake mother not to come to the wedding?”
It was funny how they still called her fake mother, Elias thought for a moment.
Although he wasn’t very proud of himself in that respect either.
“How am I supposed to know that? I’m freaking out.”
“I don’t think so. No matter how stupid he is, he isn’t as stupid as you, right? But even so, he’s not the kind of person who’ll tell his fiancée to do such a thing,” it was Rachel who said that. The young girl, who turned 17 years old, stared at her two brothers, moving her curly golden hair annoyingly over her shoulder.
“You’re talking a little too much. Why the hell did you say that out there?”
“Yes, you seemed to be trying to be funny, but it wasn’t funny at all!”
As soon as the twin sister said that, Leon followed.
Elias said harshly, “Oh, well, why didn’t you step up and say something? Damn, the person responsible for the crime stands out and I’m the only one who gets hit.”
“Anyway, what are we going to do? Will we just stay still like this?
“What do you want us to do, Rachel?”
“We have to confront our eldest brother to find out what that idiot is thinking about.”
“I really doubt when you’ve been so good.”
Despite complaining, Elias was inwardly finding himself agreeing with her.
Not that he knew, but his brother was far from a problem-avoiding person. If he had wanted to give such a notice, he would have said it himself.
“All right, lovely sister. Then let’s go get that smudgy little twit.”
Jeremy was standing at the Imperial Palace at that time. Despite the fact that the prince had given himself a holiday, he kept working until the night before the wedding.
“Oh, aren’t you the young Neuwanstein? Good evening. Are you here to meet Sir Jeremy?”
Elias was in agony for a moment when an administration official, who was passing through the halls of the main palace with quick steps, greeted him
“Now, listen up. I’ll go in first and see what’s going on, so you guys can wait outside.”
The twins seemed to be worried about something, but they nodded their heads.
Elias went into the office solemnly.