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The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 28

The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 28


Chapter 28: Do you like rain?

In just a short amount of time, we were able to open up to each other a little.

Perhaps it’s because we’re similar types of people.

Both he and I have been living our lives with no confidence in ourselves, always looking down.

Thanks to His Highness, I started to look forward, and have now begun to walk toward change.

Because we’re similar, we somehow understand each other’s feelings.

Would it be presumptuous to say that I understand how a hero feels?

At least this timid hero in front of me doesn’t think so.

“What did you do before you joined the Order?”

“I was living with my grandma in a small village in the countryside.”

“And then you suddenly joined the Order? That’s amazing.”

“I was lucky. A demon beast attacked the village, and a passing group of knights happened to save us. His Highness was also there and found me.”

“I see.”

It must have been a fateful encounter.

A boy living in a small village comes to the capital as a hero.

“So, did you get the Holy Sword after joining the Order?”

“No, I believe it’s something I was born with. The Holy Sword has assimilated with my body.”

“Sounds like magic.”

“Y-Yes. Even I don’t fully understand it… and I still can’t fully control it even after becoming aware of it.”

Zion-kun’s expression seems to say that he finds himself pathetic.

I recall the battle between the knights and Zion-kun.

A battle that was decided in an instant.

He’s still so strong, but unable to fully control his power?

The power of a hero is even greater than I imagined.

“It was then that His Highness invited you to come to the capital.”

“Yes. At first, I didn’t want to come… but Grandma told me to answer the call if there was someone who needed me. So I had no choice but to come.”

“You were reluctant…”

“A-At first, yes! But I gradually began to think it was worth it.”

As Zion-kun speaks, he looks at my left chest.

He should see a beautiful flower in his eyes.

“The Royal Capital and the Order were both scary, but there were a lot of kind people, so I felt at ease.”

“Because it’s His Highness’s country.”

His Highness himself is a very kind person.

His father, His Majesty, looks a bit scary, but he has kindness within him.

Of course, not everyone is kind.

There are people who are strict, mean, and whom I can’t get along with.

But even if it’s just one person who accepts me, I think that’s good enough.

“We were both lucky to be found by His Highness.”

“Yes.”

“Hey, Zion-kun, what does His Highness’s heart look like?”

I ask him naturally.

It was something I secretly wondered about.

If my heart were a beautiful flower, what about His Highness?

I was curious about how the heart of someone who is kinder than me and shines brighter than anyone else would look.

“His Highness’s heart…?”

“Yeah.”

Zion-kun shows a slightly dark expression.

For a moment, he seemed hesitant.

Thinking that it might be something I shouldn’t ask, I hastily try to deny it.

“If you can’t say it, it’s okay――.”

“It’s raining.”

However, Zion-kun answered.

“Rain?”

“Yes. His highness’s heart is like rain.”

“You mean it’s raining?”

Zion-kun nodded slightly.

There is a metaphorical expression that talks about clouds covering your heart or rain falling representing sadness. Both express sad emotions and are not positive.

Is his highness’s heart crying?

Feeling uneasy, I asked Zion-kun further.

“What’s it like?”

“It’s a gentle rain. Not cold, but slightly warm.”

Good to hear that it’s gentle and warm rain.

Knowing that it’s not a sad rain, I feel relieved.

“But there’s something cold and dark behind that rain.”

“Hmm?”

But I heard ominous words.

“What is it?”

“I don’t know. It’s just something I can see, but… I think his highness is holding some sadness inside his heart, so that’s why the rain…”

Zion-kun’s voice gradually gets smaller.

There is no certainty, and only Zion-kun can see the shape of his heart.

Therefore, in reality, I cannot perceive how His Highness truly feels.

That sensation can only be understood by Zion-kun.

That’s why I feel that the speculation that he mentioned is close to the heart of the matter.

Everyone has troubles that they can’t tell others about.

The troubles that His Highness carries…

I wanted to know.

Not just out of curiosity, but to see if I can help solve those troubles.

I know I’m being too forward.

However, just like how His Highness recognized me, if I can also be of help to him…

With a click, the door opens.

As if timed right, he came back.

“Your Highness.”

“Sorry I’m late. Meiana, Zion.”

He shows his usual gentle smile.

I can’t see his heart.

I just stare straight at his left chest.

“…Rain.”

My voice leaked out.

At that moment, His Highness’s expression seemed to slightly darken.

“Is it raining?”

“No, it’s not that…”

Is it okay for me to ask?

Or rather, will he answer if I ask?

After hesitating for a few seconds, I force out the words I can ask for now.

“Your Highness, do you like rain?”

“――!”

He is surprised by the abrupt question.

Zion-kun is also surprised.

This is the best I can do, even in a roundabout way.

“…Why are you suddenly asking something like that… Well, rain, huh.”

His Highness looks out the window.

“――I hate it.”

He said so and laughed.

It was not his usual smile, but a forced one.


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