And this is why this arc is called ‘Siblings’, folks!
“……right. My apologies. It was my mistake to ask you to act spontaneously according to the situation. I will reflect on it.”
“Hey, that, you’re obviously making fun of me.”
“No way. There’s no way I would make fun of my master whom I serve.”
Luke said with a brilliant smile, but that was such a terrible lie.
“Well, it’s fine.”
Haah, I sighed.
However, I’m beaten. Even if I implement Luke’s plan, even if I am able to start a conversation with my eldest brother after great difficulty, with the current state, the conversation itself won’t hold.
Reconciliation……it’s strange, and I would like to think that he doesn’t hate me for a bit longer, but I feel like our relationship will not change for a lifetime if this continues as is.
In other words, I’m on my way to becoming the 『villainess』 precipitately. I don’t want that.
When I was thinking about what to do, I heard a voice from overhead.
“You, why did you talk with Nii-san? How courageous.”
I wonder when did he get over here. The one who is looking down at me is my other older brother.
He is three years older than me. Like me and our elder brother, he is a beautiful man with blonde hair and green eyes.
He has waist-long hair, but it looks good on my beautiful older brother. Unlike Victor-niisama, he didn’t enter the government service in the castle and often has a tea party at the mansion instead.
This beautiful older brother of mine loves beautiful things.
Only those who were acknowledged as beautiful by him are placed on his side. And only those who my brother deems as beautiful get invited to his tea party. My brother who is surrounded by such people and is always smiling has one glaring flaw.
He shut his eyes to things other than those he deemed beautiful.
I also have an awareness that I mainly love beautiful things, but my brother takes it to another level.
He is very thorough about it; he only wants to be surrounded by beautiful things.
He said that 「the world is beautiful」, but that was only within my brother’s completed world.
Such second older brother of mine cherishes me as his younger sister.
Of course, that is because I have a beauty that exceeds his standards. This beautiful and thoroughly elegant older brother of mine spoils me, along with my father and mother.
“Really, what’s wrong? Even when we were having a meal just now you said strange things, do you have a fever?”
“Nii-sama is also saying that, huh……”
Certainly, I never talk to Victor-niisama, so it can’t be helped that Yugo-niisama thinks so, but because everyone kept saying things like that, it made me frown as well.
“But, I just thought that I would like to talk with Victor-niisama sometimes……I failed, though.”
“Well. You started a conversation with him, but you have nothing to talk about, right? For that older brother of ours, that was a bad move.”
“As expected……that’s how it is, huh.”
Yugo-niisama pointed out the same thing as Luke. After all, I should have made up some purpose.
To me who made a sullen face, Yugo-niisama smiled bitterly.
“Well, you’re amazing for even speaking to that older brother of ours. I haven’t spoken with him properly for the past few years. Sometimes I tried to, but he would only ignore me.”
“Aah……Yugo-niisama also experienced the same thing as me, huh.”
Victor-niisama exchanges the minimum necessary words with Father and Mother, but for me and Yugo-niisama, he takes an attitude as if saying he doesn’t want us in his sight.
If he takes that sort of attitude, it is natural that we want to mend our relationship by all means, but Victor-niisama doesn’t want to have anything to do with me and Yugo-niisama since a long time ago.
“So because there was an opportunity somehow, you called out to him when you passed each other. Well, I was really surprised.”
“I have various circumstances……”
Because I don’t want to become a 『villainess』.
With deep lament, my brother said.
“Hey, Lily. There is no need to do the impossible. That older brother of ours is always like that and he doesn’t even think about interacting with us.”
“If you keep at it, the one who will get hurt is Lily. I don’t want to see my cute little sister gets hurt.”
“Thank you, Yugo-niisama.”
I said thank you to my brother who seriously worried about me. But, I can’t stop just because he said he doesn’t want me to get hurt.
If I stop, I will definitely become a 『villainess』.
—Anyway, let’s talk to Victor-niisama whenever I see him.
There’s no use if we don’t have any conversation at all.
After that, whenever I see Victor-niisama, I mustered my courage and went to talk to him, but his attitude never changed, and the days where he found my face detestable continue as is.