Karada wo Ubawareta Watashi to, Madoushi no Papa - Chapter 45
Interlude: The girl who stole her body ④
I was still unable to use fire magic as well as the Bella Kuishuin from 『Tales of The Kingdom of Raija』. And although unexpected――, I’ve come to terms with it.
Even though I have reincarnated into the world of an Otome game, this was still real so there was no way that everything would go the same as the game. Even I, as a reincarnator, was an irregularity.
Although I have tried to get along with Nene-chan and Albano, As of now, there was no signs of us being on good terms….. I understood from speaking with them face-to-face, that despite my numerous attempts at trying to get on their good side, Nene-chan and Albano have no intention of being on good terms with me. Of course, though we were laughing on the surface――, I just don’t understand why I couldn’t accomplish something that the Bella ingame could.
―― It has been three years since I’ve become Bella.
There was a big celebration for my ninth birthday. Mother, Father and Brother―― together with the children of noble I got along with celebrated with me. Also, I met my favourite character, The First Prince Gadosh Raija.
My first meeting with Prince Gadosh, was truly beautiful. He was a boy with beautiful silver hair, it was as if he was an angel. I was charmed by his beauty. If I recall Prince Gadosh’s setting, was that he fell in love at first sight with Bella Kuishuin because of her beauty. But despite that, as Bella’s selfishness grew, leading to her eliminating people that she didn’t like―― his love for Bella would dry up as she became a villainess.
For Prince Gadosh, who was still a child, Bella’s cold attitude towards him, at the beginning, got him hooked.
In fact, I also had that attitude towards him. I was an adult on the inside so I understood how to do it, and I was happy when Prince Gadosh took an interest in me.
And so my engagement with Prince Gadosh was decided.
I have to not become like The Villainess Bella from the Otome game, so that Prince Gadosh would not come to hate me.
For now, although I couldn’t be friends with Nene-chan and Albano, I am building friendly relations with other noble children. I have to widen my social circle, and somehow break the flags!
「 Bella, good for you. You’re engaged to Prince Gadosh 」
「 Yes. I am very happy about it 」
I nodded to Brother’s words
It seemed like my family was well aware of the fact that I was fond of Prince Gadosh. That was a little embarrassing, but I was happy that my family was wishing for my happiness. Of course, there were also the political implications of the engagement.
Political gain was also part of the reason for the engagement. ―― However, Father would probably not have gone along with the engagement if I had truly disliked the idea.
In the fanbook, the ingame Bella was also depicted to be extremely happy about the engagement.
From what I heard from Father, since I collapsed three years and was in poor health, it seemed like the decision for me to be engaged to the prince was only made recently.
One had to be healthy to marry into the royal family. Having an heir was a must. It seemed like that was a point of apprehension. There was also the fact that the daughter of the Kuishuin house was bad at fire magic…… This world emphasised lineage more than my previous one.
When I thought about it, there were no mentions that the ingame Bella collapsed in her childhood and was in poor health. She was also good at fire magic….. The ingame Bella was probably picked since she was healthy, good at fire magic and of good standing.
I had been desperate to break the flags ever since I awoke as Bella. The result of that was my building a good reputation for myself, and my engagement with Prince Gadosh probably resulted from that.
When I thought about it that way, I realised that I had to work even harder. I have to put my strengths as a reincarnator to use, and become worthy of being the next queen. It might be difficult for me, who was an ordinary person in my previous life, but even so―― the figure of Prince Gadosh that I met, and the figure of Prince Gadosh in the future from the memories of my previous life, motivated me to work harder.
The Otome game was staged after we had entered the high school division of the academy. Although not depicted in the game, we would enter the academy when we were thirteen. The game would start when we were sixteen. And depending on family circumstances, it seemed like there were some who attended from age thirteen and those that attended from age sixteen.
Conversely, there were also those that enrolled at age thirteen, graduated at age fifteen and did not continue to the high school division. Though it was rare. For nobles, as long as there were no special circumstances, it was natural for them to attend all six years of the academy. Although there might be nobles who don’t attend the high school division, since people marry at the age of fifteen in other countries.
I was rough for The Heroine if I thought about it that way.
Even though she was living happily as a commoner, her parents dies, and things became hard. But when she turned fifteen, a noble calling himself her uncle would appear, and she would be taken in.
She would then enrol in the academy at age fifteen, and though she would enrol as a lady of a noble house, she would be unfamiliar with everything….. And can’t help but feel out of place. And to have her get along with the capture targets, while feeling out of place, would be really rough on her.
Once The Heroine enrols, I have to be kind to her, and build a good relationship with her.
Since Ther Heroine was a player-controlled character, her setting only had minimal information. And for that reason, I have no idea where The Heroine might be at the moment. If I could just find out The Heroine’s location, I might be able to somehow come in contact with her…..
I shook my head at the thought.
It was useless to think about something that cannot be done. Since I was still nine, I should start with the things I can do!
And as I resolved as such, I pushed the things about The Heroine out of my head, and moved to deepen my relationship with Prince Gadosh.