I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 127
Rieta shook her head at the attendant’s thanks.
As if it didn’t make sense.
“Don’t thank me. I am ashamed.”
In fact, the girl’s face was so red that she couldn’t blush any more.
“You know, when I become an adult.”
Still, there was enough power in the voice that spoke of her future.
“Everyone will find their place. Everything.”
For a moment, the surroundings became quiet.
Although the girl was still young and did not realize it, her remarks had profound meaning for the servants.
“A place that suits them, for sure.”
The girl stood upright on her tiny feet.
Then who was first?
The servants in turn rested their foreheads on the back of her hand.
The princess had not learned the etiquette very much, and she did not know exactly what it meant, but she won the allegiance of the adults.
“The Princess will become a good ruler in the future.”
Leaving behind the attendant who spoke warm words, Rieta with her bright red face said, ‘It can’t be,’ and averted her gaze slightly.
* * *
Adults were stupid.
Going through the portrait incident, Elisha came to that conclusion.
He felt even worse, especially when he remembered his father’s face with a proud expression on his way home.
What the Princess did was good, but that’s what she should have done.
It was the duty of the royal family to respect that portrait.
If the father didn’t do it, it maked sense for his daughter to do it.
Even so, the adults enjoyed it, making a fuss as if they had discovered a great treasure.
Elisha really couldn’t understand that.
About a week has passed since then.
“Elisha, why don’t you go see your grandfather?”
His mother made a sudden suggestion.
“Yes, didn’t you go to see him once in a while?”
Elisha put on a strange expression at his mother’s words.
He took it for granted. Because he liked seeing his grandfather in the Hall of Glory.
Because he heard that it was a place where portraits of great people hang.
But now his grandfather was not there.
He was not very happy for his grandfather to be enshrined alone in the Princess’ palace, where even the footsteps of people were rare.
“Your grandfather also suddenly moved to an unfamiliar place, so he will want to see you.”
“That . . .”
That’s for sure.
Elisha agreed to follow his mother’s suggestion without any fuss.
He hates going to the Princess’s palace, but there were things to look forward to.
When he goes out with his mother, he could bring something delicious.
“Then what should I bring for snacks?”
“I’m sorry, you can’t bring outside food to the Princess’s palace.”
“Well, because we don’t know what outside food will do to the precious Princess.”
What is that?
In the end, didn’t it mean that the royal family doesn’t trust the Maureen family?
It was so much that he couldn’t even carry a small piece of bread with him.
“It’s an old rule, so there’s nothing we can do about it. I always thought it would be nice to bring something with me, but . . .”
Her mother made her sad face, so Elisha sneaked two candies into his pocket.
No matter how strict the royal guards are, they won’t go as far as to dig into a child’s pocket.
He enjoyed following his mother to work anyway.
After passing through the gates, getting off the carriage, and crossing the large garden, he saw the Princess’ palace.
It hasn’t changed much since the last time he came.
Except that it’s overly quiet with no one around.
“Then I will have to provide the Princess with her meal first. Elisha, can you wait patiently for me?”
“Yes, I will be seeing my grandfather.”
“The portrait extends from the entrance to the hallway on the right.”
“I know, grandfather is fifth in the hallway.”
He had been there last time and had seen it hang there.
He wasn’t very fond of the position.
“Yes, and at the end of the hallway on the left is where the Princess is, so don’t go all the way. Understand? Never!”
Lastly, his mother urged him to ‘treat everyone with respect’.
“Yes I will.”
Was she . . . proud? His mother stroked his hair.
When Elisha lost sight of his mother’s back, she immediately ran to his grandfather’s portrait.
The picture frame was safe without a single speck of dust.
He was going to really hate the little Princess if she ever neglected the management.
“That’s a relief.”
“Yes, isn’t it cool?!”
Then, someone suddenly spoke from behind his back.
Elisha turned around in surprise and looked behind him, and there was the Princess standing there with a big smile.
“. . . ?”
Why was she here?
What does she mean ‘cool’, what was she talking about?
Elisha panicked, saying nothing and only blinked his eyes.
“This, this one?”
He was so embarrassed that he rudely pointed his finger at his grandfather.
“Yeah, this is the only portrait holding a sword here.”
“Is that so?”
Elisha never cared about the other portraits.
“What? Isn’t that why you were looking at it?”
“No, I . . .”
It wasn’t like that. Because it was his grandfather, that was why he was looking at it.
“You can be honest. Actually, every time I see this portrait, I think it’s very cool. Yes, you know what?”
The Princess became excited and started telling a story to the bewildered Elisha.
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