My Sister Took My Fiancé and Now I’m Forced to Marry the Ugly Duke - Chapter 19
Translated by: ShinigamiTori
A Woman Like the Moon
“I’m glad the Crown Prince laughed it off and let it slide, but the eyes around us were extremely cold, weren’t they? Think a little more before you speak.”
“I was thinking! I just didn’t know it by accident! He laughed and forgave me, so it’s all right.”
“….. Well, Rosa is cute, so I’m sure that the Crown Prince won’t seriously get mad at her.”
Every man had a soft spot for Rosa. Because she didn’t do it out of malice, the Crown Prince must have understood her intention.
“The Crown Prince seems like a good person, so let’s continue talking with him. The ladies over there are no good. They’re glaring at Rosa like crazy….”
Rosa accompanied Falco, and they were once again mixed into the conversation.
As one would expect after such a mess, Rosa decided to listen quietly for a while.
The Crown Prince looked at Rosa again when the conversation paused.
“Come to think of it, you have an older sister, right?”
Rosa was a little miffed.
‘Do we need to bring that topic up now?’
For Rosa, her sister’s name was one of the last things she wanted to hear.
“What kind of person is your sister from your point of view? I’ve heard a few rumors. Something about how she would make snide comments at you when she didn’t get Falco-dono in the end…..”
The Crown Prince said smilingly, which made Rosa giggle.
“That’s right. My sister is a prideful person, and she would come to me immediately to correct even the slightest manners, saying she would teach them to me. But, the manners that my sister does are so old-fashioned that no one would do them anyway.”
“She was as intense as the sun, wasn’t she?”
She had been told by people that she was “like the sun”, not her sister.
She had a gorgeous appearance and a friendly personality.
She couldn’t accept her sister being described as the sun.
“Hahaha, she’s completely different from the sun. My sister is gloomy and plain, her only merit is that she has white hair…. She’s like a dimly-lit moon!”
Reisch was silent.
The people around him who were listening could only watch what was going on, and no one wanted to open their mouths.
‘What, what is this atmosphere?’
“I see. I guess in your country, the moon has a bad image.”
“In our country, it is the opposite. A person like the moon is the highest compliment. Our national emblem has the moon on it, does it not?”
The banner that Reisch pointed to indeed had the crest of the moon on it.
Reisch smiled sweetly and said.
“I see. You have never even seen the coat of arms of our country?”
Rosa turned red with shame.
‘I saw it, I knew that! But you don’t think the moon means something like that, do you?’
Rosa, being a princess, had never cared what the symbol of each country was. She knew that there were more important things than that.
“Because I think that what’s more important than symbols is the “heart” that wants to get along well with the other party….”
“That’s not good. It makes my head hurt to think that such a carefree person is in charge of negotiations. At this rate, I wonder if they even understand the meaning of the food that was served at the table today.”
Rosa was surprised and tried to recall today’s dishes. But, all she could think was that they were normal. There was nothing that made her feel that it was meaningful.
Reisch chuckled and gave a wry smile.
“I feel like I can understand why your sister gave such comments to you.”
Rosa was humiliated by the sarcastic way he spoke to her.
“….. I’m sorry that I didn’t know, but I’m still learning. I will work hard from now on, so please forgive me.”
Reisch looked at Rosa’s angry face with a sober look in his eyes.
“It was your sister.”
He said something that didn’t make sense.
“It was your sister who taught me the classics of falconry. In this country, falcons are respected as beings that can become important friends. She told me that Falco-dono was also named after a falcon. She, of course, had come to the banquet having done her research on the history of my family’s kingship. It’s only natural that you know the classics of your own country, right?”
He quickly reached out and touched the large diamond earrings Rosa was wearing.
“In Rai, we have a very strict dress code for women. I don’t know if it’s because of that, but when your sister came to banquets in my country, she would cover her hair and not wear a single piece of jewelry.”
Rosa was adorned with jewelry all over her body today, buoyed by the accessories given to her by Lucrezia.
But it wasn’t by any means an act to go against the Rai traditions.
“We also know what the Illuminati culture is like, so I don’t think we need to go that far, but at least I felt her “heart” in her actions.”
Reisch poked fun at her and gave a somewhat amused smile.
“I wonder if you will ever be as good as your sister?”
There’s no way that Rosa was inferior to her older sister.
Her father always praised her, saying that she was much smarter than that big-headed woman whose only merit was to show off her knowledge.
“…. My sister, unlike me, had a special education! I’m just getting started!”
“Hahaha, you’re right. I was a little too mean to the young lady. Forgive me.”
The Crown Prince’s laughter was so hearty that Rosa’s malice was drained out.
Her angry feelings were soothed and she became calm.
“Jeez, I can’t help it, can I?”
“Hahaha, I’ve never seen a girl say such a thing to me before. You’re an interesting girl.”
Rosa felt better when she was told that.
‘You see. If you have the right attitude, you don’t need to know any manners, it doesn’t matter.’
She felt like telling her sister that.
“You said that your sister is like the moon, but I want to object because there is no one else who is as beautiful as the moon, except for my sister. Let me introduce her to you.”
With these words, he disappeared into another room.
The room was suddenly abuzz with activity.
Rosa and Falco couldn’t understand what was being whispered in the Rai language.
Feeling that they were at a loss, they spoke to Falco.
“He said it was his sister.”
“I’m not really interested. I prefer blondes.”
“You know…. you’re a guest from another country, right? What are you saying?”
“Even if you say so, it’s male instincts to get curious when there’s a pretty girl.”
Rosa became concerned.
‘Falco-sama is not very good with women, is he? I hope he doesn’t cause a scene.’
Reisch returned shortly afterward, accompanied by a strikingly beautiful woman with a very similar appearance.
“This is my sister, Raija.”
Many of the beautiful men and women of the Rai countries are well-balanced as if they were the best of their respective races.
Raija was unparalleled in her beauty, even in the eyes of the people of the Illuminati.
Falco, who stood next to Rosa, was also speechless and captivated by her.
The girl called Raija whispered something to her brother in secret. Her brother laughed out loud.
“This is interesting. She likes the color of Falco-dono’s eyes and would like to see them a little closer. Is that okay?”
“Yes…. with pleasure.”
‘What? No, you can’t! What are you thinking?’
Glancing at Falco, who responded with a half-dreamy expression, Reisch now approached Rosa.
“How about we play a card game at the table over there, Miss Rosa? I’ll lend you some money to wager.”
Rosa was stunned when he casually put his hand on her shoulder.
“Let me teach you some adult games for your hard work.”
Rosa was hit by Reisch’s sex appeal and followed him dazedly.
They enjoyed themselves at the embassy until early in the morning.
Falco and Rosa didn’t even anticipate that this blunder would trigger their later downfall.
Reisch saw them off in the morning and sat down on the cushions, looking tired.
‘Good grief. I thought he looked stupid, but I didn’t realize he’d gone this far.’
It was a bit of a letdown because things had gone too much the way he wanted them to.
Reisch had set several traps at the banquet.
It was indeed a clever and trivial trap, such as not choosing the monarch of the Illuminati to offer a toast at the meal, or serving a menu that casually suggested that they were on good terms with their enemies, but the guests of honor were indifferent to everything.
If this was Lucrezia, she would have paid attention to each one, accurately read the intent from the menu, and connected it to the conversation.
However, they were completely ignorant of the Rai Country and seemed to have no sense of caution at all.
‘The Marshal and his wife must have been caught off guard. How could they leave the country alone with such a foolish son?’
Reisch is a member of the falcon family. If their prey is exposed and unprotected, they won’t let the opportunity pass them by.
‘I’ll make you regret that you underestimated your prey.’
With a dark passion in his heart, Reisch decided to make his next move.
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