I Forgot the Name of the Flower
As we walked through the mansion, I trailed behind Prince Richard and my brother. I didn’t want to, but if I refused, it would be considered disrespectful to the royal family, which would damage the reputation of our family.
Fortunately, my brother is dealing with all the explanations of the mansion for His Royal Highness, so I just had to follow. Thank you, Brother. And go home early, Devil Prince.
“Rio, your face screams that you’re in a bad mood.”
It seems that my face was unconsciously moody because I was chanting for the Crown Prince to go away sooner in my heart. Hurry up and make a laugh—peace of mind, peace of mind.
All this time, Leon sticks close to me. Thanks to that, courage wells up in me. It is encouraging that a god is protecting me. My fear is also blown away.
Leon taught me how to speak via telepathy. Of course, only Leon and I can hear it.
“I want to see Siegfried and Katariona’s room.”
My brother’s name is Siegfried Yuri Grandeur.
“Are we in front of Katariona’s and Siegfried’s room?”
Eh? Although it’s the first time for the royal family to meet us, why do you suddenly wish to see our rooms? My room is clean because Marie always cleans it carefully, but I don’t want him stepping into my private life.
“Is it not good?”
He’s staring at me with his blue eyes, which are shining at me while tilting his head. Ugh! He’s so cute, like an angel. My mental age is 17 years old, so as an older sister, this look is driving me crazy. But! I definitely won’t succumb.
He’s staring with those beautiful blue eyes that I loved in my previous life. I couldn’t say I didn’t like it when I was stared at by these eyes. This is playing dirty! I call a foul!
“Well, it doesn’t matter.”
My brother nods happily. Brother… It’s a little personal, so let’s turn this down.
“Rio, doesn’t mind, right?”
My brother looks at me and smiles, looking like an angel. Ugh, I cannot refuse in the face of that smile.
“Yes, of course. It doesn’t matter.”
Smile, just pull the corners of my mouth and smile. Well, it looks like a smirk, far from the smile of an angel…
Leon, I know what you’re thinking. But all the aristocrats are like this.
* * * * *
First, let’s explore my brother’s room.
My brother is a reader. He is studying various things in order to inherit the Marquis family in the future. Difficult books such as territorial management and the Marquis of Grandeur’s climate are lined up on the bookshelf. A normal 9-year-old would want to play, but Brother’s a hard worker.
Crown Prince Richard looks around the bookshelf and exclaims in admiration, “Siegfried is an excellent student. You will be a good lord in the future.”
If it wasn’t for my incident getting my family in trouble, I think my brother would have been an excellent lord.
I started thinking about my previous life. Leon snaps me out of it by snuggling up as if protecting me, but my evaluation for this prince has dropped once more.
“No, I am definitely holding a grudge. When I am in front of him, I am likely to hold negative feelings, but he’s still a kid…”
“Rio is not bad; she’s a good and honest girl.”
“Fufu. Thank you very much. Even if it’s flattery, I’m happy to be praised by Leon. “
I’m glad. Leon’s thoughtfulness comforted me so that I wouldn’t be depressed.
“Gods do not flatter. You underestimate yourself. You should be more confident.”
My older brother is explaining the books displayed on the bookshelf to His Highness the Crown Prince.
“This bookshelf is categorized by type. For example, this area is related to management, and that is related to finance. This makes it easier when searching for books.”
His Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince, is pacing back and forth, peering at the bookshelves in order admiring them, saying, “I see.”
“Since the libraries in the royal palace are arranged in the order of purchase, it is difficult to understand where and what kind of books they are. It would be nice to arrange them by type. Let’s propose this next time.”
I don’t think this is a conversation between 9-year-olds. By the way, both my brother and His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince were said to be child prodigies from an early age.
“Next is Katariona’s room.”
His Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince, turned to me and flashed me a smile. Stop showing an angel’s smile! Where did the devil prince who condemned me go!?
* * * * *
My room is next to my brother’s. I reluctantly open the door and say “please”, showing them into the room. Of course, a fake smile is pasted on my face.
“It’s a cute and girlish room.”
The Crown Prince looks around the room, and his face is glowing.
Isn’t it cute? My room was arranged by Marie. Marie has good taste. You can praise it more, you know.
“Does Katariona like flowers?”
It seems that he noticed the botanical picture book on the desk.
“Yes, I like them.”
Until recently, I only knew one flower, the sunflower.
“What kind of flowers do you like?”
“I like cute-colored flowers, but I especially like roses.”
I’m trying to make a rose garden anyway.
“Yes. I like roses.”
For a moment, I thought, “I’m done!” I wasn’t particularly interested in flowers in my previous life, so I completely forgot about it…
The memory flashes back.
* * * * *
He and I were looking at the colorful flowers, which were ordered from the castle, trying to choose the flowers for our wedding bouquet.
“What kind of flower is this?”
Her Highness picks up a bluish-white flower and asks the lady-in-waiting who arranged to order the flower.
“It’s a new kind of rose, called ‘Blue Snow Rose’. Your Highness.”
“It doesn’t fit the image of Katariona. Let’s make this the main bouquet.”
“Rick chose it, so please.”
* * * * *
By the way, I said that exact flower, a rose! Put yourself in my previous life’s shoes. That’s why you shouldn’t ask.
“Rio is usually indifferent to flowers, but it seems that you’ve become interested recently. “
It seems that I was unknowingly sending a telepathic message to Leon.
“Because nothing came to mind, even if it was called a bouquet. I can’t say I want sunflowers for the bride’s bouquet.”
“…Did you really only know sunflowers? Don’t women tend to like flowers?”
A typical aristocratic daughter may be. However, in my previous life, I was only interested in refining light magic. In addition…
“I had decided to become a crown princess in the future, so my education was extremely difficult. Therefore, I didn’t have the luxury to appreciate flowers.”
“…Did you remember just sunflowers and not the roses? Don’t roses stand out?”
“Sunflowers are blooming toward the sun despite the strong sunlight. And the sunflower seeds are delicious. “
Even if I can’t see him, I can understand that Leon is making an indescribable face at my shocking reasoning.
His Royal Highness seems satisfied with his visit to my room and is smiling. What was so interesting? I don’t think there was anything that was particularly interesting to boys.
When I left the room, a butler came to pick us up. It seems that the supper is ready.
I feel heavy. A supper with His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince… My chef’s food is excellent, but can I still eat the delicious food with him there?