Chapter 51 - Party at the Siccain’s
As if realizing there was something unusual about Lumi, Lynel became pale and stuttered, “I-I should get going.”
Lumi smiled as if she was satisfied while watching Lynel almost run away and commented, “He seems quite shy. But that’s okay. I like it better that way.”
‘I know she’s my cousin, but I think she’s really dangerous.’
Of course, Lumi, with her doll-like beauty, and Lynel, who looked frail, resembled two pretty elves, so they looked nice together. However, I just got very anxious because I thought they would be like my parents. My father always lives under the control of my mother.
“Sister, are you interested in that man by any chance?” asked Lumi.
I turned to her and saw her looking at me with teary eyes. Then, I shook my head hastily and replied, “He’s just my coworker. I’m… not into that kind of man.”
‘Because he kind of reminds me of Kyles,‘ I thought but didn’t add that last part.
Lumi brightened up at my answer and responded, “That is great news! I was worried that I would have to give up on my first love.”
…And you even call it that first love? Did you always fall in love that quickly?
“By the way, do you think that a*sh*le also came to the party?” asked Lumi.
“Maybe. He’s also a government official. He works in Foreign Affairs.”
“Hmm… I see.”
While Lumi was muttering about, a loud voice was heard, announcing the entrance of the person that I didn’t want to hear about, “Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marquis Schuteiner, and his daughter Elise von Schuteiner are now entering.”
It was the entrance of the woman who caused my relationship with Kyles to end. Her shining silver hair was mysterious as always, her clear sea-blue eyes were beautiful and clear, her red lips and slightly raised cheeks were like ripe apples, and her pure white skin accentuated her delicate features. She really was like the incarnation of beauty. As such, I think I had cowered a bit against her beauty.
There is nothing to be scared about. Even if she is the daughter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, she is the kind of girl who only knows how to manipulate, gossip, and ostracize others from behind. Of course, it had been painful and difficult for the person who suffered from it. But it was all in the past now. I couldn’t have moved forward if I was held back by my past. Now she is just one of the small hurdles I have to jump over.
“Bah. Still a douche as always. A hateful girl who pretends to be an angel and does all sorts of insidious things on the inside,” whispered Lumi in a low voice.
I didn’t deny it because she wasn’t wrong. But no matter how much we talked down to her, people were approaching her one by one.
“Good evening, Lady Elise!”
“Lady Schuteiner, it’s been a while.”
Even if I hate to admit it, she was still the most glamorous and beautiful person in the beau monde. Look at that large crowd that appeared the moment she walked in! I bluntly answered Lumi’s comments about her, “But we can’t deny that she’s beautiful.”
Although, she’s venomous. In response to my additional comment, Lumi’s eyes widened, and she whispered back, “Sister, what do you mean? You are much more gorgeous than that woman!”
“That’s alright. I’m not a fool. The number of people approaching her is proof.”
Oh, Lumi. I know you want to cheer me up as a cousin, but that’s too far-fetched. I shook my head with a bitter smile, to which Lumi beat her chest as if she was frustrated. Then she responded, “But that’s because…”
Just as Lumi was about to say something, a horn suddenly sounded, announcing the appearance of the protagonist of today’s party, “Today’s host, the owner of this mansion and the Chancellor, Duke Vernon Hadesion von Siccain and Duchess Minerva Lianna von Siccain, as well as their son, Prince Droinel Adrian von Siccain, will enter.”
Adrian? That’s the name of a person I know. As I was thinking that, I saw the person that I knew entering. Brilliant platinum hair shimmered in the light, and his icy blue eyes met with mine and curved softly. Oh… It’s just a coincidence that his eyes met with mine. Right? To think that he was that Prince Siccain.
He looked so different from the Chancellor, who had a sharp impression. I didn’t come across the possibility, even when their eyes and hair were the same color. The Prince’s exceptional handsomeness seemed to have been inherited by the Duchess. His beauty is just like his mother, who is considered an unmarried lady to some. She is such a beauty that lives up to being the sister of the Empress, who was famous for being the most beautiful woman in the empire.
“Thank you to all the distinguished guests who attended our party! Hope you all enjoy it!” said the Chancellor.
Music played after the welcoming introduction, and the party began. Along with the murmuring, the handsome Adrian, I mean Prince Siccain, who was receiving everyone’s attention, was walking towards me.
‘It should be a coincidence, and he’s just walking past me,’ I thought while I was going to eat some delicious food with Illumina. But I felt someone come and stand next to me, so I turned my head. It was Prince Siccain, standing to my right.
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