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“Thanks to His Highness Dietrich, we have successfully repaid Marquis Collengel!”
Nora reported the results to me in tears, a week after I brought her into my camp.
I arranged for the money to be delivered to Viscount Riche the very next day. It was good to get rid of all those bothersome people and to repay them as soon as possible.
“Was Marquis Collengel reluctant?”
“T-That’s right… His Highness understood perfectly…”
Marquis Collengel was initially interested in the mountain’s gold deposits.
He must be very upset about being repaid for debts he never expected to be repaid.
That is why we demolished a portion of the Second Prince faction’s future. It was a bit pricey, but we can still call it a success.
“Your Highness, Nora Riche and the Counts of Riche will never forget this kindness. I pledge my eternal devotion to Your Highness.”
“I understand… Then I asked you to handle the situation. And… I want you to be loyal to my fiancée, Marguerite, not to me.”
Nora looked sad for a short time, but it quickly turned back to normal. Before leaving the room, she bowed her head reverently.
In turn, Josephine, my younger sister and the first princess, entered the room.
But what exactly does she want?
“What’s the problem?”
“…We haven’t eaten with Dietrich-oniisama in a long time. Not only that, we haven’t even seen each other lately…”
As Josephine speaks with her eyes downcast, I give her an emotionless look.
while staring coldly at one’s twelve-year-old sister
“I figured today would be a good day to invite Dietrich-oniisama to dinner…”
Now, what should I do?
Eating with Oscar and Josephine, who killed me, is certainly out of the question.
I could even be poisoned if I’m not careful.
But… If I continue to avoid them, their attitude may change too drastically, and I may appear suspicious….”
“Okay, fine. Let’s have dinner together tonight.”
“T-Thank you so much! Oscar-oniisama will be pleased as well!”
“Wait, Oscar’s going to be there as well?”
“Eh? Elder Brother would not refuse if Josephine asked him, Oscar-oniisama said. So.”
Josephine responded with a slightly apologetic expression.
But wait a minute. So Oscar’s the one behind this.
“Okay, fine. I’ll catch up with you at dinner.”
Josephine walked out of the room with a big smile on her face.
“Keep an eye out for me tonight for dinner.”
Now…Oscar, for what reason do you want to eat with me…
I looked out the window with that in mind.
When I walk into the dining room at night, Josephine smiles brightly.
“Wahaha, it feels like a long time since I last saw Elder Brother.”
Oscar, who also smiled at me, received my response without hesitation.
Linda was standing directly behind Oscar.
Hanna drew out a chair, and I sat.
“…I checked, and there isn’t any poison in it.”
Hannah, who was whispering softly, received a brief response from me.
“Let’s go have a nice dinner!”
The food was served, and dinner began at Oscar’s signal.
“And, by the way, Elder Brother… Isn’t Marguerite on her way to the palace?
“Yes. She’ll be here the following weekend.”
“Are you interested in Marguerite-dono?”
With a glare, I ask Oscar, who makes a thoughtful gesture.
“No. Just in case… She’s going to be my older sister. I was simply curious.”
Just in case, huh…
So Oscar doesn’t recognize Marguerite as my fiancée.
“His Majesty the King made the decision on this engagement. It is irreversible under any circumstances.”
“T-That’s right, haha.”
Oscar gave me a bitter smile.
When I turned to look at Linda, she nodded nervously.
That’s right, you should notify me before Oscar tries anything.
“By the way, are you familiar with the Viscounts of Riche?”
“… the Viscounts of Riche?”
I pretended to be dumb and asked back, not understanding the question’s intent.
“Yes. I heard they became very wealthy all of a sudden. So it appears that they are being investigated to see if they have done anything illegal…”
Yes, I see… So that was the purpose of this dinner.
Oscar must have heard about my saving Nora’s parents’ house through the Marquis Collengel.
So he’s aware of my relationship with Nora.
“Then… Viscount Riche might be in trouble as a result of that. That’s none of my business.”
Oscar laughed as he averted his eyes when I returned such sarcasm with a blank stare.
“Come on! Since it’s dinner with Dietrich-onisama, let’s not talk about such a difficult subject!”
Josephine said that, possibly tired of mine and Oscar’s sarcastic exchanges.
Josephine is giving me a very innocent impression right now, but I can’t let my guard down.
That said, I won’t have to be as vigilant as I am with Oscar at this point.
But… I discovered this after reliving the same life…
Oscar, you were already my enemy at this time, weren’t you?
Then I will show you no mercy.
It’s your turn now to stand in front of the guillotine.
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