Happy New Year everyone! Here’s another Al’s POV. With this, the Prologue has ended. Next chapter we will enter the first arc.
ED: clover, eristol
She was the person who my brother said was a 『villainess』.
I was wondering whether or not she heard my brother call her the worst. She was probably saddened by that fact and was quite shocked that she still hadn’t noticed me.
That figure was really pitiful and I wondered whether or not she was really the 『villainess』 who my brother kept talking about.
—Such a cute and beautiful person can’t be a 『villainess』.
The 『villainess』 I heard about from my brother truly was the worst person.
In general, if she really is a 『villainess』, she wouldn’t be that cute nor would she regret it so much.
I fell in love with her at first sight, so I didn’t want to think that she—Liz Beltran was the worst person.
That was the reason I called out to her.
And I offered to cooperate with her so that she, who didn’t know what a 『villainess』 is, would not become one.
Half of my intentions were good, but the other half was just my selfishness.
Because, I didn’t want to see her becoming a 『villainess』.
She’s so cute. While keeping her cuteness as it is, I want her to marry me in the future.
It is my selfish wish, but she also said that she doesn’t want to become a 『villainess』. I thought that it doesn’t matter because both are in line with my interest.
To get her consent, I talked her into it by saying that it would be convenient for her to be with me from now on and she agreed to become my fiancée.
I looked at her reluctant appearance and I thought that it would be faster if I get an outside reinforcement, so I brought her to my father with the same momentum.
Once she becomes my official fiancée, she won’t be able to escape. I thought so.
—Well, even if she tries to escape, I have no intention of letting her go, though.
I will deepen my relationship with her and eventually make her my wife.
While I was imagining a happy future with Lily with a smile on my face, a voice called me out from behind.
Hearing the familiar voice, I turned around while still smiling.
As I thought, it was my brother Will who was calling out to me. Although he is my twin, my brother and I don’t resemble each other. I’m a little taller, but my brother is sturdier. My brother looked around and made a strange expression.
“What are you doing in a place like this? Huh? What about Liz Beltran? Shouldn’t you be in the middle of a formal marriage interview with her?”
“Aah, about Lily, she just got on her carriage and went back to her mansion just now.”
“She went back? I see. Then? How was it?”
My brother looked at me with an immensely curious expression.
“I won’t talk about it here. If you want to hear about it, we should go to my room.”
I don’t know who might be listening here. Hearing my words, my brother nodded and headed to my room obediently.
After we entered the room and sat on the sofa, he asked me about it immediately.
“Well? Tell me about Liz Beltran! Hey, was she dreadful? Don’t you think that she’s quite a terrible woman? So terrible, that it feels like you would go beyond disgusted and into amazement! I feel sorry for you, brother, but I don’t hate that villainess who breaks through that limit.”
His eyes were shining happily.
Since this brother of mine doesn’t have any malice, I think Lily is rather pitiful.
That’s right, my brother has no malice towards her. As he said himself, he doesn’t have any bad feelings towards Lily. However, he was only telling me the facts. In a sense, it can be said that his disposition is bad.
I shook my head gently and told my brother.
“I wonder if I can agree with your opinion. Lily was a cute lady. She didn’t seem like the villainess you told me about.”
“Hah? Are you really talking about Liz Beltran? I mean, ‘Lily’ you said……Brother, do you call her with that nickname? Today should be your first time meeting her, right?”
“Aah, I decided to make my engagement with her official. I think it’s normal to call each other with a nickname.”
My brother’s jaw dropped and he stared at me. As if he found it unbelievable, he said:
“You’re engaged already? No, it’s true that she will eventually become your fiancée……but, isn’t it too fast?”
“……in your story, Lily and I will be engaged anyway, right? If that’s the case, I think it won’t be a problem even if it’s a little early.”
“That’s true, but……eh? Surprisingly, Alan and Lily were on good terms, huh? Because mostly it was only spoken about inside the game as a childhood story. Uuh~ I don’t understand.”
My brother groaned with a complicated expression. Seeing my brother like that, I called out to him.
“Don’t mind it. Anyways. I’m engaged to Lily. And Will, I have something I want to ask you.”
I told my brother who gazed at me as if saying “What is it?”
“Your story. I want to know more about Lily in particular. If you know something about my important fiancée, I want you to tell me.”
“Have you finally become interested in seriously listening to my story!?”
“‘Seriously’ you say, I only wish to know more about Lily, though.”
If I listen to my brother’s ramblings seriously, the sun will set and I feel like I will go crazy.
I thought that I only wanted to know about the information that I want to know, but sure enough, my brother began to ramble.
“If it’s for you, Brother, I will tell you everything! I did it! If you’re interested in this, the Heroine route definitely belongs to you, Brother! Alright! I’m rooting for Alan x Heroine! Kuuuhhh!! To be able to see it with my own eyes! It’s the best!”
“……Will, please speak in a language that I can understand.”
I don’t think he was speaking the language of the same country.
But my brother, who had quite a good mood, told me various things about Lily that he knew.
Although I didn’t need to talk, I decided to cut in between his story.
There were parts where I wanted to knit my eyebrows due to their unlikeliness, but I succeeded in getting the information anyway, so regardless of whether it was true or false, I smiled at my brother.
“Thank you. With this, you have made my wish come true. Do you mind if I ask you again sometime?”
I don’t think what my brother said is true.
However, if I use his story, I will be able to deepen my relationship with Lily. That is more important than anything to me.
“Of course! You can ask me anything and anytime. Because I want to see the time when you and the Heroine are attached to each other, brother, I will not hold anything back!”
Who I want to get married to is not this 『Heroine』, whose name is not known and who supposedly would be engaged to me in the future, but Lily who was crying 「I don’t want to become a villainess」 without knowing its meaning.
But this misunderstanding is convenient for extracting information so I will leave it as is.
—I know. My character is mostly bad.
Unlike my weird and loose-lipped but basically obedient brother and Lily whose emotion is easy to read, while sighing at myself who is good at plotting in the depths of my heart, I decided to use what I can use because there is something that I want.