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The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 19

The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 19


Chapter 19: It’s too late now

After finishing my report to His Majesty, I decided to return to the Pheles household.

His Highness was also tired from the long journey.

I wanted to start exploring the ruins right away, but I was advised by His Majesty to take a rest for about two days.

He apparently meant to act quickly after recovering physically.

Therefore, I too am free for two days.

In this country, there is only one place for me to return to in the capital, and that is the Pheles household, even if I don’t have any good memories there.

“Sigh…”

I take a deep breath in front of the mansion.

It has gotten late, and it’s now approaching dusk.

I wonder if Onee-sama has finished work and come home.

While hoping that everyone is there, I enter the mansion with determination.

Why do I feel so resolute about returning to my home?

To me, this mansion is like a prison.

I’m not allowed to leave without permission, and even the servants avoid me so I have nowhere to go.

The country’s top is His Majesty, but the king of this mansion is…

“I’m back, Otoo-sama.”

This person is my father.

Albert Pheles, the current head of the Pheles family.

“You’re back, Meiana.”

“Yes.”

I reported my return to my father who was in his office.

I was prepared to be scolded for going to Laurier without saying anything.

But surprisingly, his expression is calm.

“Good timing. Let’s have dinner now.”

“Y-Yes.”

No objections?

“Let’s talk there leisurely.”

“…Yes.”

No, it won’t end that easily.

I gulp nervously.

When I entered the dining room for dinner, Okaa-sama also appeared late.

“Oh, welcome back, Meiana.”

“Yes, Okaa-sama.”

It’s unusual for her to greet me.

It’s never happened before.

She usually only talks to Onee-sama and ignores me.

It’s eerie how she’s talking so naturally now.

I don’t know, this doesn’t feel right…

“Sit down. Let’s eat.”

“What about Onee-sama?”

“Leticia is still in the court.”

“She seems busy. She’s been coming home late every day recently.”

“I see… I didn’t know.”

Onee-sama is still working, battling against an overwhelming amount of work, just like I did a little while ago.

It’s unfortunate, but it’s just returning to its original state, the burden that she had pushed onto me.

I can’t sympathize with her.

However, I am a little curious about what Otoo-sama and the others think about her situation.

Do they really not care?

Or are they just hiding their frustration?

If it’s the latter, then I am always the one who bears the brunt of their outburst.

Quietly, the meal begins.

“I heard that you’re working under His Highness Alectos, Meiana. Is that true?”

Otoo-sama broke the silence.

Without any pretext, he only asks a question.

I naturally stop eating.

“Yes.”

“I see. You went with His Highness to Laurier too, right?”

“Yes.”

“What kind of work were you doing?”

“I cannot answer that yet.”

Even if they were family, this was not something to compromise on.

Even His Majesty said that an official announcement would be made after the discovery of the ruins.

Until then, it should be kept confidential.

I expected to be asked this question, so I don’t panic.

“…I see. If that is His Highness’s wish, I will not ask. In any case, well done.”

“――!”

Did Otoo-sama just praise me?

Otoo-sama, who has never praised me before…

“I am truly surprised. I never imagined you would be favored by His Highness!”

“Okaa-sama.”

“Hey, how did you and His Highness meet? What kind of conversations do you have?”

Okaa-sama is talking to me so cheerfully, like a child, asking questions… I’ve never seen her like this before.

The person who is always unfriendly in front of me, and doesn’t even look at me…

“His Highness’s age is certainly close to yours, right?”

Now she is looking straight at me as she speaks.

Even Otoo-sama looks pleased.

It’s a good thing.

For the first time in my life, I’m sitting at a family-like dinner table.

It’s supposed to be…

It’s disgusting.

That’s what I thought.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that this was my heart’s cry.

So…

“Otoo-sama,Okaa-sama! I have something important to tell you.”

“What is it?”

“What’s wrong?”

I came prepared.

Today, I will be reborn in this place.

I take a deep breath.

After composing myself, I place an envelope on the table.

“What’s this?”

“It’s a special exemption document that His Majesty gave me.”

“Exemption?”

“Yes. The paper guarantees my…my personal noble status.”

I succinctly convey these words.

My wise Otoo-sama and Okaa-sama realize the meaning behind my words.

The two of them stare at me in surprise.

As an added confirmation, I clearly state it myself.

“Otoo-sama, Okaa-sama…as of today, I am leaving the Pheles family.”

This does not simply mean leaving the house.

It means leaving the noble lineage of the Pheles family…in other words, cutting ties with them.


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