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“I’ll pick you up when it’s time for dinner. Make yourself at home until then.”
I escorted Marguerite to her room and told her I’d be right back.
“…Your Highness Dietrich, Is it all right to have a room like this…?”
She asks timidly, looking around the room with trepidation.
It seems that she is trying to be modest.
“Without a doubt. You are my fiancee and will one day be my wife. But, did you, by any chance, dislike it?”
“A-Absolutely not! I appreciate your consideration… but since I’m new here, I’m not sure I’m comfortable being alone…”
Yes, I see… Even if the place is comfortable, it will remain so until she becomes accustomed to it.
“I appreciate it. Then let’s talk over a cup of tea until dinner to help you adjust.”
“Isn’t your highness very busy?”
Marguerite asks me timidly, looking me in the eyes.
But… Sigh, in my previous life, she spoke to me in a clumsy manner, but now it’s the opposite.
“Today is an important day for Marguerite-dono to come all this way. All my plans have been made in advance.”
With a slight exaggeration, I spread my hands and told her so.
She used to be so concerned about me… I’ve got to put her at ease.
“Ufufu, I’ve gotten His Highness’s smile again…”
“…W-Well yeah… But this is all you’ve brought out in me… I can smile because you’re here.”
Marguerite, taken aback by my words, allowed me to hear her sweet voice once more.
“…Your Highness Dietrich is a wonderful person who is kind, never conceited, and caring. You can tell just by looking at Nora, who has been assigned to me, and this room…”
“Yes, I’m overjoyed to be your fiance.”
Marguerite said this with a bright smile on her face.
She had never shown the most beautiful smile in her previous life because she was too clumsy.
“Marguerite-dono… I’ll make you happier than you are now, so show me your lovely smile.”
“I, too… I will do everything in my power to make your highness happy, so please show me your smile as well…”
Haha… I see…
Let us begin by smiling at each other, as clumsy as we are.
“Please wait a moment! while I tell His Highness Dietrich and Marguerite-sama.”
“How come you’re giving me your opinion?!!”
“That’s right! Let us through!”
While Marguerite and I were chatting and laughing over tea, we heard Oscar and Josephine arrogantly attacking Nora and Hanna from behind the room door, who refused the order without hesitation.
Sigh… My people are going to have a bad time if I don’t do something.
When I look at Marguerite, she nods with a dignified expression.
“It’s okay, Hannah and Nora.”
When I told them, they stormed into the room, swearing, “Hmp! You should have done that from the start.” “I’ll remember your face!”
“…What’s the matter?”
“No, we just came to say hello because Marguerite is officially going to be the Elder Brother’s fiancée as of today.”
Oscar responded with a fluttering air when I asked him in hushed tones while staring at him.
“Ara… What kind of wind is it that people who used to avoid me so much don’t even greet each other when they pass each other in the royal palace?”
“That’s a misunderstanding. I always wanted to get along with Elder Brother.”
“Eh? Oh, me as well!”
Oscar sneered and jostled Josephine, who hurried to respond.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you today, Your Highness Oscar and Your Highness Josephine.”
Marguerite rose to her feet and bowed respectfully.
Her face was expressionless, as if she were wearing a mask.
“Yes, I’m delighted to meet you as well! And, since we’re already here, the four of us should have dinner tonight to welcome Marguerite.”
Oscar rambled on and on, as if the outcome was predetermined.
“Oscar, Marguerite-dono, and I are going out to dinner today. Sorry, another time.”
“Really? I believe it would be more enjoyable if there were a large number of people eating. What do you think?”
“Marguerite-dono has just arrived at the palace. She needs to rest and recover from her anxiety and exhaustion. Besides…”
I take a breather and alternately look at Oscar and Josephine.
“No matter how many people are there, what fun is it to have a meal where there’s not even conversation?”
“No, it’s not…”
“No? At the very least, I don’t recall a conversation with Oscar at the dinner table.
Oscar paused, but when I pressed him further, he remained silent.
“That’s all I have to say for now, so back off…”
With a grim expression on his face, Oscar walked out of the room with a puzzled Josephine.
“…Please excuse my brother and sister, Marguerite-dono.”
“No, not at all. But I thought it was inappropriate when His Highness Dietrich is the one who should be leading by example.”
“Exactly…and Hanna, Nora, I’m sorry if I gave you a hard time.
“There’s no way!”
When I apologized, Hanna nodded without changing her expression, and Nora bowed hurriedly.
“However, as a result of that, I was reminded again of how wonderful His Highness Dietrich is.”
Marguerite’s unreserved praise made me stammer.
But I was just relieved to hear her words.
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