A Short Story: The Thoughts of Two Girls
Author-san: I didn’t mention the girls’ names, but I think you can probably guess who they are.
Father is kind. He will listen to whatever I want and will buy me whatever I want. The male servants in my family are also very kind to me.
However, my mother is very strict. I wonder why? Doesn’t she find her only daughter cute?
“You are too lenient on her! Thanks to you, she’s grown up to be so selfish. She skips her ladies education and spends all day playing.”
“Let her be free as a child. My only wish is for them to grow up freely.”
My parents often argue like this. I think my father is right. I think the ladies’ education I’ve had before my social debut is sufficient.
One day, His Highness the Crown Prince came to visit our house.
He was a lovely prince with blond hair and blue eyes, just like those from a fairytale. I wanted to marry someone like him. I wanted my marriage partner to be a good-looking man. And above all, if I married the prince, I could live happily ever after for the rest of my life. After all, every fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince and living happily ever after.
“How do you do? You are the young lady of this house, I presume?”
As I was fascinated by the Crown Prince, who spoke with a smile on his face, I was poked by my mother. Startled back to reality, I hurriedly curtseyed and greeted him.
The Crown Prince stared at me for a while and then tilted his head. What’s the matter?
I was to have dinner with the Crown Prince, who was staying at our house that day.
What kind of story would the Crown Prince enjoy? As I was pondering about this, a high-pitched metallic clang sounded in my ears.
It was the sound of me dropping my fork.
“I’m so sorry, Your Highness. My daughter has behaved very rudely. I’m sure she’s just nervous.”
Mother quickly made some excuses. But, I’m not nervous. I was just lost in thought.
“You should apologize!”
“Ah, I’m sorry, Your Highness the Crown Prince.”
The Crown Prince flashed an angelic smile.
“You may behave as usual. Please don’t scold her too much.”
His Highness the Crown Prince is kind. He’s just like my father. I’m sure he’ll grant my wish, right?
The next day, after seeing off the Crown Prince, I begged my father for a favor.
“Father. I want to be Crown Prince’s wife!”
“It’s difficult to marry the Crown Prince, as he’s royalty. If you have light or dark magic or multiple attributes, then it’d be a different story.”
“First of all, you need to make sure you have the proper education befitting of a lady. If you drop a fork in public, it will be difficult to marry a nobleman, let alone become the Crown Princess of the Crown Prince’s palace.”
“If I get a good education, will I be able to impress His Highness the Crown Prince?”
“You aren’t an ill-natured person, so if you carry yourself with more grace than anyone else, you might be able to catch his attention.”
In that case, I’ll do my best to learn my ladies’ education. Besides, I’m sure that I’ll have either light or dark magical attributes. Because the main character of the story always overcomes difficulties and is united with the prince. I’m looking forward to the time of my magic attribute judgment.
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Darn it! I’m so pathetic, not even being able to help her. I’m so useless!
Whilst being swept away by the band of light, I was seized by a wave of regret.
“Would you like to try again?”
A voice echoed. Where is this voice coming from?
“I’m calling to your soul.”
Soul? Oh, right. I’m dead.
“What do you think? Would you like to start your life over again?”
Can you do that? If that was possible, I’d wish I could do it all over again! I want to save her this time!
“I shall fulfill your wish. However, you will still have the memories of your previous life, can you bear it?”
I can bear it! I can endure anything for her!
“Understood. I have received your determination.”
Who are you?
“I’m…… your reincarnation.”
At that moment, I broke free from the flow of the band of light.
TL: Is the band the time flow/band thing? Or am I misinterpreting this? Also, have y’all guessed who these girls are? (Also, sorry for the late post. I don’t think I’ve told my readers who aren’t on the discord, but every Wednesday I might be late b/c it’s tennis season.)