A Stepmother’s Marchen - Chapter 71
“Mom, my younger older brother is out again.”
After the noisy supper, after ordering the maids to bring the tea, Leon came to me and whispered to me while I was heading to the room where the two young men were. I stopped and frowned, “What in the world… Who else is he seeing this time?”
“I don’t know, mom. But my younger older brother went out with a gold coin, but it didn’t seem like he was going on a date.”
I’m going crazy. It would be better if he went out to have a secret date. But he doesn’t have that hobby these days, does he?
When Elias first went out every evening without a word, I thought he was simply out on a date. That’s how he’s developed these days.….
However, according to the clue that our little intellectual Leon pointed out, he did not seem to have gone out on a date. When questioned directly by myself, Elias had denied it, saying that he was just going on a date. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but have a suspicious feeling.
Card games are popular among young people. Did Elias ever step in there?
Just in case, I had the knights secretly follow him. But every time they followed him, he disappeared. When it comes to gambling, I feel terrified and crazy because I already have ghastly memories of my father. Why does he keep doing things that he didn’t do before?……. Whoops, should I tell Jeremy about this or not? I’ve decided to put it on hold until it’s clear, but if that’s the case, it won’t end with a little beating.
When I entered the parlor while pondering such complicated thoughts, Jeremy and Nora were sitting on the sofa with their long legs outstretched. Whoa, who would have imagined that these two would become so close?
“I am looking forward to the swordsmanship competition the most. The winner is already obvious, but…”
“So it’s obvious that you’re going to lose?”
“No, I mean it’s obvious that you’re going to lose to me, puppy.”
“Do you know that people who are just as condescending as you are are the first to fall out of the race?”
The flower of the National Foundation Festival, held every four years, is undoubtedly a swordsmanship competition. I knew very well the ending of this year’s swordsmanship contest, which would be in everyone’s mind. The end of the duel that made even foreign visitors burst into cheers while barely holding their breath. Hmmm, seeing these two guys growling in triumph over their winning spot already makes my mouth itchy.
“You must be having fun. I already have a headache.”
I just said that in a half playful mood, but both of them looked at me with a straight face at the same time. It was embarrassing to see two pairs of eyes with completely different shapes and colors staring at me at the same time.
“Why does your head hurt?”
“No, I mean, it’s the biggest event. Thinking about dealing with people, my head is already aching.”
Aside from being forced to face a lot of people, isn’t this the same year Elias punched the second prince? It was a year of many accidents in her previous life….…. That won’t happen again this time, will it?
It was then that Jeremy, who seemed to be silently looking at my expression, suddenly began to laugh. He took my hand, pulled it, kissed me on the back of my hand, and said in a slow tone, “How about this? I’ll get rid of all the people who bother you and I’ll put it all on this puppy. What do you think, puppy?”
At this brazen suggestion, the young man stopped staring at us with squinting eyes, and nodded his head, “That’s an honorable falsehood. There’s nothing you can’t do, but I don’t know if you’ll really do it.”
“What else can’t be done? Ah, since it’ll be done, it’s better to destroy all the eagles.”
“It’s better to change the imperial power, and since we are at it, let’s push the Vatican aside.”
“That’s good, that’s how the two of us can control the empire. What do you think, Shuri? If you wish, I will make you ‘The First Empress’ of the Empire.”
One is the heir of the Marquis of the Golden Lion, and the other is the heir of the duke, who is the empress’s relative, and he spoke dangerous things calmly.
Nevertheless, a smile was forming on my face. I put my hand up, fiddled with the Peridot necklace, and responded equally playfully, “It’s not bad. The title of “The First Empire” is my exclusive possession.”
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