The Noble Lady of the Sinking Ship, Disguising her Young Brother as her Son, Stubbornly Survives in the Neighboring Country! – Chapter 7

𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟕: 𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬

At that moment, I was not thick-skinned enough to go straight into the grand hall.

For now, I’ll wait in the garden for the heat to die down.

The palace has both a regular garden and a garden that VIPs and high-ranking nobles can enter.

The regular garden has become a hotbed for secret lovers to meet under cover of darkness, so I’d rather not get too close if possible.

Naturally, I headed towards the garden exclusively for VIPs and high-ranking nobles.

The outside is a little chilly, but it’s better than being exposed to the curious gazes of people in the grand hall.

It’s the season of autumn roses now, and I am surrounded by their fragrant scent.

While I was considering admiring the flowers with Ga-chan, I heard a woman’s scream.

“Aaahh!!”

There seemed to be someone at a distance not too far off.

Careful of the thorns of the roses, I peeked in to see what was going on.

I saw a beautiful young lady with her brunette hair beautifully coiled up, looking as if she was about to cry.

I didn’t recognize her face. She’s probably a VIP who was invited from a foreign country.

“What am I to do?! I have scattered the pearl necklace I received!”

The moment she said that, something hit my foot.

Ga-chan immediately went to check.

[Nya]

What Ga-chan picked up and showed me was a single pearl.

I had no intention of getting involved, but since I picked it up, I had no choice.

Approaching quietly so as not to startle her,

“Excuse me, is this pearl yours?”

“Eh, yes, it is.”

The woman and her attendant had been collecting pearls, apparently one short.

Her eyes were moist, and she looked as if she was about to cry any minute.

On top of feeling anxious in a foreign land, she had ruined a necklace she had finally received. It’s not surprising she ended up like this.

She looked at me with pleading eyes, so I decided to listen to her story.

“Uh, what happened?”

“I caught my necklace on the thorns of the rose bush and tore it apart.”

Apparently, the necklace was a gift from her fiance for the evening party tonight.

She had scattered it before she could show him how it looked on her.

“Do you know a skilled jeweler who can repair it?”

At that statement, her attendant responded.

“Rachael-ojousama, even if we ask a craftsman now, it will take several hours to repair.”

“I, I see.”

Picked up the torn thread. Upon seeing that, Ga-chan [Nyaed!].

That made me realize.

If we use spiderwork, we should be able to restore the pearl necklace.

“Um, I can repair the pearl necklace.”

“Y, You can?”

“Yes. To be precise, the fairy I’m contracted with will.”

She looked surprised at the mention of a fairy.

“In the land of volcanoes, fairies still exist!”

“Yes, well.”

Two centuries ago, the effects of the Magic War caused the power of the World Tree, which stores and supplies magic to the world, to wane. As a result, the number of fairies has decreased.

Our country, Vulcano, has a natural core that stores magic in the volcano, so it is probably easier for fairies to survive here than in other countries.

“It’s said that the fairies of the sea nation went extinct a long time ago.”

As I thought, she was a VIP who had come from a foreign country.

Binemöer is a country located across the sea.

It is a country that has developed due to a sea surrounded by land, a relatively warm climate, and fertile land.

It has a far larger territory and military power than Vulcano.

“But how can you meet a fairy?”

“Ga-chan. . . . . .my meeting with this one was by chance.”

When I was a child, I found Ga-chan who had collapsed in a flower bed and shared my magic with her.

As a result, Ga-chan contracted with me and wished to stay by my side forever.

Since then, we’ve always been together.

“What a wonderful story! That fairy is your best friend, isn’t it?”

“Yes, it is.”

But this was not the time to reminisce.

I needed to repair the pearl necklace as soon as possible.

“Well then, I’ll fix it with the power of a fairy.”

“Yes, please.”

She laid the pearls she had wrapped in a handkerchief and collected on the ground.

The woman was looking with keen interest. I mentioned that the fairy might be scary because it’s a spider, but she dismissed it as nothing.

“Ga-chan, please.”

[Nya]

In unison with Ga-chan, I began to weave a magical thread as if conducting with a baton.

One by one, I threaded them through the holes of the pearls, and I finished the ends with lace ribbons.

When I handed the finished piece to the lady, she received it with a surprised look on her face.

“This is amazing! You managed to restore it even better than its original state in such a short time. Thank you! I truly appreciate it!”

Relieved that there were no issues, I let out a sigh of relief.

“I apologize. I forgot to introduce myself. I am Rachael, the daughter of Grand Duke Ehlert.”

I gasped at the familiar name.

From her dignified demeanor, I had thought she must be a high-ranking noble.

I had no idea she was Miss Rachael of the Grand Duke Ehlert family.

The Grand Duke Ehlert family holds a position given to the royal family of Binemöer.

Furthermore, I remember hearing rumors that she is devoted to charitable activities.

Reaching out to the weak and showing compassion, she is also referred to as the Saint of Binemöer.

To think that I would meet such a person by chance. . . . . .

“I, I am. . . . . .”

I wanted to say that I was not someone worth introducing myself to, but given that she is akin to royalty, I couldn’t avoid it.

While touching my chest in a courteous nod, I introduced myself.

“I am Graciela, the daughter of Duke Mendoza.”

“Oh my! I see. It’s an honor to meet you.”

“The pleasure is all mine.”

Rachael held my hand, her expression full of awe.

“I would like to give you something in return.”

“No, please, don’t bother. I am just a passerby.”

“Don’t say that.”

Rachael exclaimed, “I know!”, and whispered something to her attendant.

The attendant promptly took a sheet of paper from the pouch he was holding.

“This is a magic bird letter—it’s a magical paper that flies to the person whose name you write on it, just like a bird. If you ever come to Binemöer, I’ll guide you. Please feel free to contact me anytime.”

“Magic?! Are you sure it’s okay to give me such a valuable item?”

“Of course.”

The World Tree wasn’t the only thing that had declined due to the impact of the magical war. The existence of wizards also dwindled.

Therefore, magic is a highly valuable commodity in this world, with items imbued with magic traded at high prices.

Rachael’s attendant was saying, “Your Highness, it’s time.” It was time to say goodbye.

“Graciela, let’s meet again somewhere.”

“Y, Yes.”

To think that I would establish a connection with the daughter of the Grand Duke of Binemöer and even receive a magical letter. . . . . .

That was something unthinkable in my previous life.

Choosing a new path can change destiny.

It was also the moment when hope sparked in my heart.


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