The Villainess Is Changing Her Role To A BroCon - Chapter 36
“You’ve never been trained to cengage magic beasts in combat. On top of that, you’ve only begun to learn how to control magic recently. If you had calmly thought through the situation, then the correct decision would have been to run away. There was no guarantee that His Highness and I would’ve been able to arrive to help, after all.”
That’s correct, but… It was something from the game! I had no choice!
Waaah, I’m being lectured, just like the prince said I would be!
On top of that, I’m actually hanging my head for once? Even though, in my previous life, I had always spoken my mind about what I wanted to my superiors and my clients when I was at work?
What sorcery is this? Is it because his voice sounds nice? Is it because the words contain the truth?
It’s the spirit that’s imbued in his words and sentences.
Nobody in my previous life, not my boss nor my clients, could say their words with such care. The prince said that he was subjected to lectures that were harder to listen to than those from adults.
So this is what he meant! It’s a bit late for me to be saying this, but, my dear brother.
Are you really 17 years-old?!
“I thought…for a bit…”
Suddenly, Alexei’s voice started to tremble.
“I was surprised when I sensed a magical beast all of a sudden, and looked out the classroom window to see what was happening. The beast was on the training grounds, and you were there. While the teacher was trying to run away, my sister stood there, trying to face it alone. How do you think I felt when I saw that scene?”
“I was afraid that I was going to lose you. I was unbelievably frightened. I’m not frightened by magical beasts, but… the thought of something happening to you…
At that moment, I saw the beast heading to attack you after crushing the wall of earth. The only thought I had in my head was that I had to save you. At that moment…”
Ekaterina gasped when she heard the pained tone in Alexei’s voice.
“I thought to myself that, if I were to lose you, I’d go ahead and freeze this worthless heart of mine. I thought that I wouldn’t want to be alive.”
Ending one’s life with their own magic. Similar to the way samurai would commit seppuku in my past life, it was the way nobles would take their own lives.
(E/N: Seppuku, also referred to as Harakiri, was a practice voluntarily used by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies, or when they commit serious crime and dishonor to themselves.)
“I have nobody in my life but you. If I were to lose you too, what would be the point of living?
Think about it. I told you before, that if anything happens to you, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself. You are my life. You hold my existence in your hands. You…”
“Keep that in mind…”
Noooo! My dear brother, are you crying?!
“I’m sorry I’m sorry I did something bad I won’t do it again really I won’t! Noo, don’t cry!”
Flying over to Alexei, Ekaterina ended up being on the verge of tears herself.
“It’s the same for me too! You are my life! You’re the most precious person to me, and I can do anything if it’s for you. You’re my happiness… But even so… you’re…”
“I can’t forgive myself! I’m sorry, Brother~!”
Alexei stayed silent.
When Ekaterina let go of Alexei and looked up at him, she noticed her brother smiling.
“You’re… laughing at me!” – (Ekaterina)
“Not at all…”
Alexei shook his head, but no matter how much he tried to deny it, he was definitely smiling. He looked very happy.
“You’re awful! You deceived me!!”
“Not at all, you were just so…”
“So you were laughing at me after all! You liar!”
I really was on the verge of tears!
Waaah! What should I do to get back at him!
Well, I guess I can do this!
Ekaterina reached her hand out to Alexei and ruffled his hair.