Haunted Duke’s Daughter C67
Haunted Duke’s Daughter C67
Chapter 5/5 for the week.
L–The mysterious liquid is…….
Sakura giggled, but soon started humming in a good mood. Mitarashi dango must be one of her favorite foods. Lilia also thought it was delicious, but the downside was that it made her hands dirtier than anything she had ever eaten before.
L–Sakura. Can’t you do something about this?
S–Hmm? Oh, it’s sticky! Why don’t you lick it?
L–That’s as good as…….
S–That’s right. Well, if you’re buying and eating other things, you’ll get it eventually.
It sounded irresponsible, but Lilia decided not to worry about it for the time being. If she hadn’t gotten it when she left, she could think about it then. Changing her mind, Lilia started walking again, following Sakura’s instructions.
“Did Lady Lilia walk around eating like this every time she came to this side?”
Cynthia asked me if I was ready to go home now that I was reasonably full. I nodded to Cynthia as I asked Sakura to show me the way home.
“Of course, you can’t tell anyone, not even your family.”
“Yes, ma’am. Thank you.”
Cynthia lowers her head. Lilia nodded her head in satisfaction and began to walk along the path Sakura had indicated.
“I had heard from your father that you eat a lot, but to be honest, I was skeptical.”
Without looking at Cynthia’s face, I asked her that. Cynthia seemed to be at a loss for words for a moment, but soon seemed to shake her head vigorously.
“No, I didn’t. In fact, it made me feel more at home.”
“Yes…….I don’t know if I’m supposed to be happy about that as a nobleman, but it’s good.”
“Oh……That’s right. I’m sorry.”
It’s better than being separated, so I guess it’s a good thing. With that conclusion, Lilia walked to the school.
S–Lilia! You forgot the strawberry daifuku!
I was about to bypass the store where I always buy strawberry daifuku when Sakura stopped me with a loud voice.
L–Oh, I’m sorry. I’ll buy it right away.
In a corner of my mind, I was thinking that buying this and eating it must be due to Sakura’s influence, but since it wasn’t particularly unpleasant, I just smiled. Above all.
Listening to Sakura’s happy voice, I began to think that those trivial things were not important.
After eating, I returned to my room and was thinking about studying until the evening party when Tina came to my room. I invited her in, tilting my head to see what was going on, and as soon as she entered the room, she bowed vigorously.
“Lilia! Thank you!”
Lilia was stunned for a while by the sudden thank you, but Sakura’s sneer brought her back to herself and she coughed to cover it up. She let her sit in her usual seat, and Lilia sat down opposite her.
“I don’t know if this is enough for a thank you, but……”
What she held out to me was a small box. The box was familiar to me these days.
S–It’s strawberry daifuku!
L–You ate it a while ago.
Despite her inner dismay, Lilia smiled at Tina.
“Thank you. What are you doing here, anyway?”
“For the soiree His Highness’ maid came to see me this morning and gave me a letter saying it was from His Highness. Lilia told him, didn’t she?”
“Oh…….I just told him in passing.”
S–Just in passing?
“So? What did it say?”
When I asked her that, Tina smiled very happily.
“Well… It was a long letter, but to sum it up, I’m sorry I wasn’t considerate enough, you can miss the soiree, and I’ll see you.”
“He also gave me a single flower, because he thought a bouquet would be too much trouble.”
“Is that what His Highness wrote in his letter?”
I was surprised inwardly, though I didn’t show it on my face, to see how much could change in just one day. It was worth the effort to tell him in person. I was wondering what kind of flower it was, but I didn’t want to ask because if it was a meaningful flower, I might get involved in something strange.
S–I guess this will do for a while. I’m sure they’ll take care of the rest.
L –I hope so.
S –Because he’s that prince…….
While exchanging a wry smile with Sakura, Lilia continued to chat with Tina.
The next thing I knew, it was time for the evening party to start. Lilia didn’t mind so much because she was only going to show her face and come back, but Tina kept saying how sorry she was that she had wasted Lilia’s time.
“I told you not to worry about it.”
“Tina. You’re persistent.”
I really don’t care, but apparently Tina thinks I do. First of all, I think she should have guessed from the fact that even Alisa and the others didn’t say anything.
“I’m going to go check on him now. You should go back to your room.”
“Yeah…….I’m sorry, Lilia.”
“I told you it’s okay.”
As expected, I was a little irritated. As if she sensed this, Tina did not say anything more and left. She was still dejected, but I wondered if she would be okay.
As I stared anxiously at the door, Alisa called out to me.
S–Lilia. I know you’re worried, but we should get going.
Sakura urged me to do the same, so I went to the bedroom to change into the dress that was prepared for me quietly.
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