The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C60: At the Royal Castle (2)
My father revealed his anger, pulled out his sword and started walking towards the door.
Why are you so angry? What am I supposed to do? I have to get my father to listen to me. But how can I do that? Come to think of it, why did I listen to Chris when I was so angry at him during the entrance exam?
It was kind of like I was being swept along and listened to what Chris said. It’s the only thing I can do, and I have to try no matter what!
I screamed, trying not to sound too fake.
I slid my feet off the ground and slowly put my hands on the ground so that it would not hurt when I landed. There was no pain at all, and I felt that I had done a good job of rolling over, but I was nervous about whether I had done it right for the purpose for which I had intended, and I gently looked at my father.
“Are you okay Alice?”
My father turned around and as soon as he saw me, he came running at me, his heavy armor making a fast gunning sound. The look on his face as he peered at me was one of surprise and impatience, and I was convinced that I had done well.
It somehow worked out. After entering the royal castle, I was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. My confused head regained its normal or even better composure. However, I took a moment to pull myself together.
This is only the first step! I clenched my fist tightly so as not to lose my temper, then opened my hand and reached out to my father. Then, in a slightly raised, fragile, flirtatious voice, I asked.
“Father, can you help me?”
“Of course. Are you okay Alice?”
Listening to my words, father reached out his hand coyly, then took my hand and pulled me up. My father’s hard, cold knuckles gripped me, and I was tormented by discomfort.
However, I was patient and endured, somehow managing to twist the words for the next step out of my mouth instead of the words of rejection that threatened to overflow.
“Yes. A little rest and I’ll be fine. But I don’t want to stand still, so could you please take me to the round table chairs in the conference room right there father?”
With that, he takes me by the hand and leads me to a chair.
“It’s like I’m a kid again!”
When I called out to him with a laugh, feigning innocence, my father happily turned to me and opened his mouth.
“Yes, yes! I used to do this all the time! I didn’t get a chance to do it recently because Alice didn’t even come close to me…….Oops, I turned around and bumped into a chair.”
He pulled out the chair, which had been hidden under the desk except for the back, to make it easier to sit in. I slowly sat down in the chair as my father led me to it.
I then pulled out the chair next to me as I sat down and opened my mouth.
“Why don’t you sit down, father?”
“If Alice has a chair for me, I have no choice but to sit down!”
My father sat down quickly, making the most of the weight of his armor.
“Father, I was wondering if you could tell me more about what we talked about earlier?”
“Yes. If you want to listen, I’ll tell you.”
The moment I heard the words from my father, I felt a tingling sensation of accomplishment and relief from my core, running through my fingers and feet, and my limbs trembled as they flailed to get out of my body. Then, with a delay, a sense of satisfaction and happiness swept over me, and my vision instantly became wide, beautiful, and bright.
Yes, I did it! I knew Chris was amazing! I can calm down my father who was so angry, and make him listen to me! Now I just have to talk to him properly! I’ve got it! I opened my mouth with great enthusiasm.
“Father, I simply want to study. I believe that as a member of the royal family, I am in a position to represent this country. As such a representative, I cannot afford to receive inferior grades.”
“That’s why I want Chris to teach me so that I don’t show my inferiority to others!”
“It doesn’t have to be that son of a bitch Chris. I’ll get some other tutor for you, a woman, of course!”
Why are you wasting your time emphasizing the part about it being a woman……? If the tutor doesn’t tell anyone else about it, it might still be okay…….However, I want Chris to teach me.
Chris and I haven’t known each other that long, and if anything, our relationship is not only shallow, but almost non-existent. Besides, there are a lot of things that make me angry when we’re together…….But strangely enough, I don’t hate it either. Or maybe it’s because I like those times, and it’s fun to be with him, making me feel happy.
I feel like a serious woman who likes Chris too much! No, of course not! It’s just because Chris is the smartest person in school! I don’t have a problem with him tutoring me.
“No! I want to study with Chris!”
My mouth moved on its own and when I looked at my father, he had tears in his eyes and a sad look on his face, as if it was the end of the world.
“Oh, no…you want him?”
My father struggled to find the right words to say.
I answered immediately.
Then, my father became silent and dropped his head.
A few moments of silence passed. I wondered how much time had passed. The silence was neither long nor short, and my father raised his stern face with a look of resignation and put an end to it.
“Well…….I’ll forgive you if you have to study.”
“Really? Thank you, father!”
I jumped up with joy.
“But! I’ve forgiven you as a father, because as a King’s man, I can’t forgive you!”
“Hmm? What do you mean?”
“Well, that’s that. I’ll rent you a room in a top-notch inn with proper security for your study room.”
“Thank you so much, Father!”
“If you get a bad grade, I’ll have to punish you.”
“Thank you, Father! I’ll do anything.”
“…………………You said you’d do anything?”
“Yes! If I get a bad grade I’ll do anything.”
“Kkkkk. It looks like we have a deal.”
I had the impression that you had given up and were somewhat tired, but you suddenly regained your energy.
“No, no, it’s nothing. Just go to bed early today.”
I’m tired too, so I’ll take my father’s advice and go to bed early today! Besides, from now on, I can be alone with Chris with my father’s approval!
“Yes! Good night, Father!”
“Good night, Alice!”
I walked out the door with a light step to go back to my room immediately.
In the empty room, the man known as the king muttered.
“……Now, how can I interfere and get you a bad grade?”
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