Daughter of the Emperor
“Would you like to go to the garden?”
I tilted my head as I held my chin after hearing Elyne’s belated suggestion.
All Elyne did was smile back at my answer.
Oh, well, yeah.
Actually, I had been cooped up in my room more than necessary these days. When I went outside, the nobles and maids I encountered would talk about me, and some of the bastards were already talking behind my back, saying, “The princess’ time is over.” That’s why I didn’t want to go out. It was the biggest concern of Solay’s palace these days because I didn’t even go to the garden.
When I looked back at Serira, I realized that she had a similar expression as Elyne… oh, mom made her do this.
Well, I couldn’t help it. I got up from my seat.
“Yes, let’s go. I’m going to get some fresh air for the first time in a while.”
My answer brightened Elyne’s face. I didn’t want to go out again because she seemed to like it so much.
However, when I went to the garden, I decided to stop being grumpy. Now that I had come to think of it, it had been a long time since I had seen a garden. I laughed like an old man because it felt fresh somehow, but Assisi saw my strange eyes. Hmm. Serira said she would bring snacks.
When we arrived at the garden, Elyne suddenly looked around us.
Was there someone else coming? Elyne’s behavior was very suspicious. Then, Elyne’s expression suddenly brightened.
“Oh, my, Hasin!”
Were they already on a first-name basis?
I had never allowed him to come near me, but as if I called him, Hasin came close to us naturally. Elyne’s cheeks were already blushing profusely.
Oh, mom set this up!
By the way, they seemed to have gotten quite close without me knowing. They had been slipping away before I knew it. What a dirty couple! They were doing well on their own without help. Hmph! I would not help them anymore!
Our eyes met, and he greeted me with a smile. Why was he smiling?
“Hello, Princess. Are you doing well?”
“No, I’m not doing well.”
Hey, why was she yelling at me?
I was the one frowning, but Elyne went to Hasin to apologize. Hey, hey, I was her master. I appealed for attention, but Elyne started telling him stories that I didn’t know, and such things as “Princess is acting up because she’s been stressed, please don’t mind about it.”
“Did you get home alright that day?”
“Yes. Did you like my present?”
“Huh? Yes! Of course!”
Oh, these guys are mistreating me!