Perfect Ending Plan for the Villainess in a Fairy Tale - Chapter 12
‘Oh my God, I must have looked like a person with no politeness.’
I quickly pulled my hand down and put it on my lap.
I should be polite to my benefactor.
“You seem to be a nobleman, but I was thinking about whether or not you had an accident because your clothes were so dirty. Was it because of a car accident?”
Poe, who has never taken his gaze from the book so far, suddenly closed the book.
He asked me back, saying he couldn’t believe it.
“……is it not?”
Likewise, Arno, looking at me with his eyes wide open, said to Poe, “That’s a good name. Because the car goes silently and automatically. ‘Car’ is also short for the word ‘carriage’.”
“I know right. It’s easy to understand at once, and it would be okay to use the product name as a car.”
“As long as it succeeds.”
The voices of the two somewhat excited people rose.
Arno looked at me and explained the situation.
“That object doesn’t have a name yet, but if you’ve seen it before, I think you’re right. Excuse me, how did you know what it was?”
‘……do you mean it was an object that didn’t even have a name until now?’
I just reiterated what Arno had to say a little bit differently.
“……it looked like a carriage, but there was no horse.”
“So you mean you’re just guessing?”
Arno narrowed his eyes.
Did I look like an industrial spy?
“Well, you can say that. You said ‘If it succeeds’ earlier, so is it still in the development stage? Is the success unclear?”
I rolled my eyes and quickly turned away.
Poe closed his mouth tight, but Arno looked at him once and opened his mouth, “Yes, now it’s just a novel invention, that’s it. Actually, that thing…… no, I’m interested in car development, so I personally paid for some money.”
He said ‘car’ and gently pulled the tip of his mouth.
When he smiles, his face looked several times brighter.
The scary atmosphere that was covering his whole body disappeared suddenly.
“I came to test the car today but it had no brakes, so we fell on the ground.”
Poe frowned on his eyebrows and nodded.
As I look now, his forehead has a blue bruise.
After the car accident, he was fell on the ground, and his clothes were torn.
I trembled as I remembered the accident I had been in.
Poe grumbled, “It is said that the car could run faster than most carriages, but this is what happened. So does it make sense to spend money on something like that? I don’t know how much to trust the inventor and invest in it.”
“You have to invest unconditionally!”
Oh, I got excited reflexively.
Both men’s eyes looked at me at the same time.
Thanks to the memory of my original world, I knew very well how big that industry could be.
It was also an invention that helps the world.
“Hmm, you’re right.”
Arno folded his arms and leaned against the back. He looked me up and down.
Oops, did I make a mistake?
Things like business and investment in this world were utterly in the domain of men.
I made excuses in a hurry, “Oh, it’s not because I know the business very well, I just thought it was worth investing in something that wasn’t in the world yet.”
“Why are you going to the Laurent duchy?”
Arno suddenly replied with an unexpected question.
He raised his chin, sat lazily, and looked down at me.
I said calmly, “I never said I was going to the Laurent duchy.”
“When did I?”
“At the restaurant earlier.”
When did I say that?
I frowned my eyebrows and tried to remember what I said.
‘……oh, I briefly told Larissa my plans for the future.’
But I must have lowered my voice.
I rebuked him with a sharp tone, “Why did a gentleman listen to a women’s private conversation? Wouldn’t it be a virtue to pretend not to know even if you heard it?”
“So you mean no? Where are you going if not to Laurent duchy?”
I was speechless.
I couldn’t think that other people would ask for my destination, so I couldn’t even think of an excuse.
Ugh, let’s just smile roughly.
I laughed out loud on purpose.
“That’s right. I’m going to meet the Grand Duke.”
“Do you mean Grand Duke Laurent? What’s going on?”
Why do you care?
Anyway, even if I tell the truth, you won’t believe it, so I said to pretend it as a joke in a very light tone.
“Because my sister, Larissa, she will be His Majesty’s fiancee in the future. With this appearance, he’ll fall in love with her at first sight.”
Actually, the Prince that is the Grand Duke will fall in love with Larissa at first sight in three years. But I made it faster.
Arno opened his eyes wide and soon began to laugh out loud.
It was a laugh that seemed like something was really funny.
An awkward smile appeared on Poe’s face who was sitting next to him.
“Is that so?”
I didn’t say much, but it sounds like a very funny joke to him.
Arno laughed happily, looked back and forth at Poe and me.
The three were smiling, but Larissa wasn’t moving and still in the same position she looked out the window before. Even though her name was mentioned during the conversation.
Is it so interesting to look outside the window?
“Excuse me for a moment.”
I ended the conversation with the two men and turned to Larissa.
“Larissa, how are you feeling?”
Fortunately, Larisa didn’t ignore me.
As she lowered her arms that were on the window, she slowly turned her head toward me.
“Does your head hurt or do you feel nauseous?”
Larissa rolled her eyes and looked at me.
She blinks her eyes a couple of times, and she turns her gaze back out of the window.
‘Well…… I have to get used to this reaction.’
Still, it will be fine as long as I can’t hear her inner voice.
I whispered softly, “If you ever want to go to the bathroom, tell me right away, if it’s hard to say, just tap my arm and I’ll go with you.”
Larissa’s face, reflected in the window, seemed to be frozen and expressionless.
I sighed lightly as I watched Larissa’s back with her head covered by a bonnet.
‘I want to stroke her hair, but I can’t.’
She may be surprised or frightened if I touched her suddenly.
It was only last night when I just raised my hand to point to a handkerchief with cookies, but she was terrified and trembled.
Suddenly Poe said, “It looks like you care for your younger sister a lot.”
When I turned around, there was warm energy in his brown eyes that can be seen through his glasses.
I couldn’t figure out what to answer.
Maybe my expression was a little weird.
Marcia never cared for Larissa.
In fact, she hardly ever met her.
‘She sent someone to hit her until she shed tears.’
Originally, my plan was to escape by myself and to eat and live well by myself.
However, it was so pitiful and regrettable that this young child would be abused for three more years, so I just brought her out impulsively.
‘And I am going to leave her to her future husband……’
When I didn’t answer, Poe said while looking at Larissa with a gentle glance.
“You seem to be a child who hides a lot of thoughts.”
“She is not feeling well.”
I added the lie Igor had said earlier.
“It’s not like an incurable disease of having to take medicine every day. She just got a big shock in her heart……so she just needs a little care……she’ll be fine.”
I have no idea how many years or decades it will take to get out of serious trauma.
In the end, all I could believe was the ending of the original story.
‘In the end, she will live happily ever after marrying the prince.’
It was like that in the fairy tale.
So it won’t take up to several decades.
‘Perhaps what Larissa needs is the love of the prince.’
As in the original story, Grand Duke Laurent would heal her wounds well.
At least, I wanted to believe so.
“Anyway, she’ll get better soon if she meets the Grand Duke,” I added it as a joke.
“I’ll help you get inside the Laurent mansion when you get to the duchy.”
The end of his voice trembled a little as if holding back laughter.
“Ha ha ha, thank you.”
“No, I’m not kidding, I’ll really be there.”
Huh? Did you hear the guess I made earlier?
‘Do you really work for the Grand Duke?’