An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 50

An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 50


Chapter 50: Can’t Stay Unaware

I walk down the hallway with His Highness Klaus.

The knights passing by us do a double-look, wondering what’s going on between me and His Highness.

“Now with Klaus, huh?”

“Who is that girl?”

“…”

Honestly, I’m the one who wants to know the most.

We enter a room.

“Sit over there.”

“Uh, um…”

“It’s okay. It won’t take long.”

Guided by His Highness, I sit in a chair facing him across the table.

There’s no one else here except for us.

In a quiet room, just the two of us…

I can’t calm my nervousness in a different way than when I was with His Highness Julius.

“I heard you’re working under Julius.”

“Y-Yes!”

“I heard you’re a magic tool maker with excellent skills. Weren’t you originally working in the royal palace? Why did you go to Julius’ place?”

“That is…”

His Highness Klaus doesn’t know about the curse…I think.

So I can’t tell him.

I’m at a loss for how to answer, and my gaze wanders around.

“If you don’t want to answer, you don’t have to force yourself to tell me. I asked Julius about it too, but he wouldn’t answer. I thought maybe you would answer if I was a little mean. I’m sorry.”

“N-No…”

His Highness Klaus laughs cheerfully.

Looking at his smile, I feel a little relieved.

Maybe because he resembles Prince Julius.

“The other day, I talked to Julius about a marriage proposal.”

“――!”

I react unconsciously.

Was this sudden topic change, or rather, was he planning to talk about this all along?

I brace myself.

“He should start thinking about his future too. It was my meddling as an older brother, but I was resoundingly rejected.”

“…You were rejected?”

“Yeah. Firmly and because there’s someone that he has already decided on.”

His Highness Klaus looks at me and smiles.

“He mentioned your name.”

❂❂❂

“——Brother, I appreciate your offer, but I have to decline.”

Prince Julius bows his head.

Deeply.

“…Why?”

“Because I already have a partner in mind.”

He says it clearly with his head still bowed.

Klaus raises an eyebrow slightly and continues to ask him.

“What about the person you’re seeing?”

Julius slowly raises his face.

“Freya Roster.”

“Oh, Roster. The magic tool maker you’ve been mentioning, right?”

“As expected of my brother, you already heard about her.”

“Why her? As far as I know, you weren’t that close to her, were you?”

Their first encounter is unknown.

And there are only a limited number of people who know that he was cursed.

Julius kept the information closed off even from his own family.

He doesn’t intend to reveal everything in this situation either.

“I can’t say much. But she saved me. With her power and kindness… I wanted to see more of her, someone like her.”

It’s not about reason.

Their hearts and feelings are drawn to each other.

Love is like that, too big to be expressed in words.

Even without words, his expression conveys everything.

“You’re in love, aren’t you?”

“Yes.”

“I see. Then there’s no need for meddling. However… it’s going to be tough from now on.”

“I understand.”

“It’s not just you. She’s in the same situation too.”

She has to make those around them acknowledge that she’re worthy of becoming the prince’s companion.

❂❂❂

“It was the first time for me. Seeing Julius fall in love with someone else like that.”

As I thought, His Highness’s heart is with me.

The talk of an engagement was just a rumor, and His Highness hasn’t made a commitment to anyone.

I feel relieved from the bottom of my heart.

“Freya.”

“Yes?”

“I’m entrusting Julius to you. He can be quite reckless. Please support him well. That’s why I wanted to talk to you.”

“Yes!”

They don’t just look alike, but Julius and Klaus both have a genuine kindness and affection for others besides themselves.

It’s a wonderful brotherly love.

I’m almost jealous.

“Well, it’s time to change shifts.”

“Huh?”

Klaus looks at the door of the room.

Immediately after, the door opens vigorously.

“Brother! Freya!”

“Your Highness?”

It was a breathless Julius who appeared.

Klaus stands up.

“I’m glad we could talk. Now the two of you can take your time.”

He says this and walks away, passing by His Highness Julius in front of the door.

Closing one eye with a mischievous smile, he leaves like a prince, refreshing.

The two of us left behind, meeting each other’s gaze in silence.

“Sigh… after Nero, now it’s my older brother who did this to you.”

The Highness sits in front of me, looking exasperated.

“What did you talk about with my older brother?”

“Um, about the marriage proposal.”

“Oh, I knew it. I said no, didn’t I?”

“Yes. I heard.”

I answered with a laugh.

Watching the Highness panic is refreshing, and I feel a bit of superiority from seeing all of his different expressions.

“Freya.”

“Yes?”

“Being with me will surely cause you a lot of trouble.”

“I don’t think it’s a trouble.”

I want to be next to the Highness.

“I have a position too. That’s why it’s not easy for me to say it in words.”

“I understand.”

I already know.

That the Highness is thinking about our future together.

“To grasp our future, we need more than what we have now. We have to make those around us recognize that we are suitable partners. This includes you——”

“I’ll do my best. I’ll become the best magic tool maker in this country… no, in the world.”

If I could invent something that would be remembered for generations, I would be celebrated as a great person.

The magic tool makers of the past supported history, developed civilization, and left many achievements.

I will do the same as my predecessors.

I would create an invention that everyone would recognize, and leave my mark on the world.

If I did that, no one would have any complaints, and even if I stood next to His Highness, I would be recognized.

“I feel the same way as His Highness.”

“Freya…”

Right now, I am still lacking in many ways.

It was still a dream.

Even so, I would definitely get there someday.

To a bright future.

And for the happiness of living a peaceful life with His Highness after that.

~The End~

TL: Sorry guys, volume 2 is paywalled. We do not translate anything that is not in the public domain.


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