“Now, this is Felicia, my heiress . ”
I suppose I would be introduced first since that was the order, but I had a hazy feeling that Chris was the star of the day .
“Nice to meet you, Bran-dono, Harry-dono and Prince Silas . I am Felicia Remington,” I greeted them in turn with a slight nod .
“And my other daughter, Christine . ”
“It’s nice to meet you . I am Christina Remington,” Chris greeted clearly . Wonderful . She couldn’t even greet properly the other day . I was relieved to see that the children seemed like they were enjoying themselves instead of being nervous .
“Please come inside . ”
It’s close to spring, but it was still winter . After the introductions were finished, they were invited to the parlour room . The boys, who were talking pleasantly about their trip, gave a good impression, but Chris soon got bored of listening and got fidgety . As discussed beforehand, it was decided that the children would interact with the other children .
“Do you want to stay inside or go outside?” Chris said as she bounced up happily .
“Outside . ”
“Harry . The air outside is still too cold for little children,” Bran said, and Harry looked startled .
“It’s okay . I always play outside . We can come back inside before it gets too cold,” Chris said, and I smiled and got up .
“I’ll come with, so I won’t let her overdo it . ”
It’s annoying to get into adult talk . I might have to do it someday, but I want to spend a little time with Chris right now .
“Then, me too,” Prince Silas stood up .
“No, I’m enough . You don’t have to worry about entertaining the children, please talk with father and mother,” I refused, but His Highness bowed at father and mother and followed after me . You can follow after me, but I have to look after Chris, so I won’t entertain you .
The guards also followed along, and Chris headed outside while keeping an eye on Bran and Harry .
“What would you like to do? A game of tag or tree-climbing? Of course, if you want to have a look at flowers, then we have a greenhouse . ”
The words ‘flowers and greenhouse’ made the brother, Bran, twitch, but his younger brother, Harry seemed more interested in ‘tree-climbing’ . She didn’t even care that she had finally gotten dressed up, and I was dragged to where the tree was . The two climbed the tree with all their might . I knew that Chris could climb trees well, so I was able to watch her calmly .
Naturally, the three left on the ground were watching over the two young ones .
“Chris-dono seems to be very active . ”
“Yes, Bran-dono . She loves to move around, but she also studies hard . She’s Prince Nicholas’s study partner . ”
It’s better if this marriage interview doesn’t succeed . But, forgive me for unintentionally bragging about Chris .
“It’s disappointing that Prince Nicholas is off on a trip . ”
“Yes . Prince Albert took him on a tour of the North to expand his horizons at a young age . ”
“I hear he’s only three years old . Besides, since I’m already here, I would have liked to meet the next generation of Lisburn and Albans . ”
I’m certain those two are around Bran’s age . Bran, who was just a year younger than me, didn’t seem interested in me much . I felt relieved about that .
“Please bear with the Remington selfishness for a bit . I can show you the greenhouse later if you’d like . ”
“Bear with, you say?” Bran quickly looked at me . His cheeks flushed a little and he averted his gaze .
“Yes . If you don’t mind . I’m interested in plants . ”
Cute . I wish Gill and Luke could see this . I thought of the two who were probably in the North right now . Are normal 15 year olds like this? Come to think of it, Harry is two years younger than Luke .
“I met Gilbert-dono, Luke-dono and his lovely sister in Wester . ”
“Your Highness! I didn’t know that . In Wester?” Silas-sama, who had been as quiet as a shadow, suddenly remembered them when their names were brought up and said . Bran looked at Prince Silas in surprise .
“The three of them were there by chance when I went there for an errand . ”
“But, isn’t Luke-samas’s little sister still a baby?”
“She has just turned two . But she’s a strange baby, who plays with Prince Nicholas and has accompanied him to the North . ”
Calling Lei strange was not a weird way to describe her . I turned to Prince Silas, feeling compelled to say a few words on behalf of Luke . But, wait…
It’s true that the Four Marquises are famous . They had her debut the other day . However, word shouldn’t have spread that she’s Prince Nicholas’s playmate . Much less the role she played or her accompanying him to the North . Why did he know so much?
“Felicidono . I have already paid my respects to the King of Kingdom,” Prince Silas sensed my suspicion and implied that he had heard things from the King . So, does that mean he knows about Chris? But why doesn’t Bran know? Is it because Silas is royalty?
“As expected of Angelique-dono’s daughter . You look like a fragile beauty, but you’re smart . ”
It seemed like he was complimenting me, but why do I feel offended? I don’t think Prince Silas and I can be on the same page . After that, I focused on talking to Bran-sama, and limited my conversation with Prince Silas . Prince Silas looked at this in amusement with a smirk on his mouth, but I don’t think it was rude .
I showed them around the greenhouse afterwards, then returned to mother and father when Chris and Harry got bored .
“Okasama! It was fun!”
Chris, who had been bored without Nico and Lei, seemed to have fun for the first time in a long time, regardless of the marriage interview .
“That’s good to hear . Let’s have some tea and rest,” Mother said and looked at me . What is it?
“Chris was very bright, and she thinks that both Harry-sama and Bran-sama are wonderful people,” as the chaperone, I told her what I saw .
“I see . That’s good . Then, Felicia…”
What about you? She seemed to say as she tilted her head . Me? I’m a chaperone . I…
I looked at Prince Silas in surprise . Prince Silas, who was talking to father, Harry and Bran, noticed my gaze straight away . He looked at me and smiled .
What a surprise . Is that perhaps his smile?
I felt somewhat irritated as I looked at mother and realised for the first time when I saw her hopeful eyes .
Mother used Chris as a cover to get me to meet Prince Silas .