A Stepmother’s Marchen - Chapter 66
Then, suddenly, she sighed deeply.
Jeremy tilted his head and asked, “Why are you sighing all of a sudden?”
“Nothing. It’s just that my brother is so tall, I suddenly wonder if we grew up eating the same thing.”
“I am seventeen, kid. You and Leon still have a far way to go.”
Rachel was also quite tall compared to other girls her age. It was almost the same as their guardian.
“That’s true, but…… What more are you eating to get such muscles all over your body?”
“You don’t want to be like me, do you? Your role model should be our beautiful mother, not me.”
“I don’t want to be like you at all. Don’t you have a girlfriend? Don’t you want to meet a girl at all?”
“Do you want me to act like Elias?”
“It’s not like that. It’s just that other girls keep bothering me to introduce you to them.”
“If I were you, my dear sister, I would ask if you had any good friends to introduce them to instead of trying to get my mind around…….”
It was then that Jeremy’s voice, which had been sarcastic, suddenly stopped. Just as Rachel was about to ask what was wrong, he raised one hand and told her to be quiet.
What? Rachel looked back hastily. Not surprisingly, there was a slender figure dressed in a thin dress and was barefoot, walking slowly down the stairs. The moonlight that came through the window colored the pink hair white.
“If she falls down like that…….” Rachel whispered nervously.
While the two, brother and sister, approached carefully, the walker slowly stepped on the stairs with one hand holding the railing. The dreamy atmosphere of the bright moonlight was added, making her look like a living glass doll. It was amazing how she could walk so perfectly while wandering in her dream.
Jeremy glared at his sister, who was constantly complaining, and slowly approached the woman and looked at her side face, which was colored by the white moonlight. As expected, there was no focus in Shuri’s eyes.
As soon as he raised his hand carefully and grabbed her shoulder, the movement of her feet stopped.
Shuri stood still like a broken clockwork doll and did not move anymore. Just as they expected.
The siblings exchanged glances for a moment, and then immediately began to act. While Jeremy held Shuri in his arms and moved, Rachel grabbed Shri’s hand that was drooping down and followed him.
“Should I rather have Gwen lock my mom’s door secretly?”
“Well, I don’t even know what she’s dreaming about, so what if I do that hastily and something dangerous happens?”
“Something dangerous like what?”
“She could try to jump out of the window or just rush into the door.”
Rachel, who had not thought of it so far, looked at the woman lying on the bed with a complex expression on her face. At least Rachel knew that when her eldest brother showed this out of place seriousness, it was only in relation to their guardian. On the other hand, it was very funny and touching.
“Oppa… Mom, what’s wrong with her these days? She’s really fine during the day.”
“You’re the one who sticks to her the most, so you tell me. Does she feel stressed or anxious these days?”
It was a rare low-sinking voice and Rachel had learned very well from her experience that she should never be sarcastic when she heard it.
“I don’t think so…… I don’t think she’s nervous. She’s totally fine on the day. Sometimes, she seemed in a complicated mood because of my brother, but other than that…….”
“What do you mean her mood is complicated? Does she have any trouble when I’m not around?”
“No, that’s not it. My mom said before that my brother changed weirdly.”
Changed? Was she talking about when they were young? ……Or was it the dream story that she told him about three years ago? Jeremy groaned, with a serious glow in his eyes. Or was she dreaming of that again? He didn’t know.
“……You should go to bed now. As you have emphasized many times, tomorrow is a big day.”
“What about you?””
“I’m going to keep watching a little more and then go to sleep.”
Rachel nodded her head gently. It would have been unimaginable before. When they were younger, Jeremy was an intolerable truth to Rachel. That was the way it was for a mischievous older brother. However, the day had come when the truth felt solid. As expected, people had to live to see a change.
Reflecting on the 13-year-old’s uncharacteristic thoughts, Rachel tried to turn, but suddenly paused and blurted out, “What would others say if they knew?”
Jeremy, who sat on a chair dragged to the bed and stared down at the sleeping woman’s face, slowly turned his head and looked at her. The golden eyebrows seemed to wriggle for a moment, “Didn’t everyone make you do it thoroughly after joining the team?” What’s the point of the noise of people who aren’t us even if it leaks out?”
“Isn’t it right for everyone to take care of their mouths? Even if it leaks, what does it matter to people who are not us?”
“It doesn’t matter, but mom might get upset.”
Jeremy, who didn’t think that far, realized the problem. His sister sometimes hit the nail on the head in that way. As expected, the brains must have been taken by the twins.
Rachel hesitated for a moment. Then, she continued with a mischievous smile, “If someone tries to bully mom, brother must get rid of them.”
“What do you mean?”
“Tear their legs according to brother’s measurement.”