“Eugenie, are you listening?”
She was immersed in her thoughts for a moment, but she brought her to her senses at Julia’s words and looked at her.
She sent her a letter out of the blue asking if she could come over for tea.
Of course that’s fine.
It’s a pleasure to talk to Julia and her friend, Lauren, whom she brought along seems like a nice person.
The problem was her.
She was still stuck on what happened yesterday.
I couldn’t sleep well last night.”
At her apology, Julia asked with a worried expression.
“What’s the Aston heir saying? They are not mad at Eugenie, are they?”
Even though it only happened yesterday, it seems that what Jake has done and suffered has already spread around the world.
Well, there’s no way that rumors didn’t spread because the uproar started in broad daylight on the main street.
She let out a small sigh.
It’s not because of that.
It wasn’t Jake that she cared about, it was Count Burns.
On the contrary, I apologized for that.
I don’t know if he apologized to Count Burns.”
“Did Count Burns really try to kill Lord Aston?”
It’s also rumored.
Usually, Julia told her rumors, but these days her circumstances have changed.
And it’s not very nice to think that she was on the edge of the rumor.
“Well, I don’t think I meant to kill you.”
She wanted to think so.
What he had said came to mind.
He said he could be a murderer for her.
What terrible words.
If one added the dream she had, it was really creepy.
But it seemed she was the only one who thought so.
“I heard you said he could kill for Eugenie?” asked Julia excitedly.
Knowing that, she put on a look on her face asking who the hell had heard it, but Julia kept her mouth shut.
It must be Ann or Cursle.
Or the one who heard the story from those two.
Ann liked it very much.
He even thought it was romantic.
“I was just trying to comfort you because I was so shocked.”
If you were romantic twice, a serial killer would be born.
She spoke calmly and made it clear that she did not want to continue the subject any longer.
Even if it wasn’t because of that dream, Count Burns and she weren’t even close friends.
But why did he say that?
“I heard you have something to ask me?”
Julia and Lauren’s eyes collided with her attitude to change the subject.
The two of them winked at each other as if to speak first, then Julia opened her mouth.
“Do you know someone named Lord Sekei?”
Sir Sekei? It’s a name she didn’t know.
Count Sekei would know.
He’s a pretty old man.
If it was Lord Sekei, he would be either his son or his nephew.
“Count Sekei would know.”
He was not particularly active in the social world.
Nobles who have a manor stay in their manor except for the social season, but sometimes there were people who stayed only in the manor during the social season.
Most of them were older men, including her father.
“Why is that person?”
Julia and Lauren’s eyes collided again at her question.
Oh, what was it? She raised the teacup so as not to rush the two of them.
“Can you find out what kind of person Lord Sekei is?”
She tilted her head at Julia’s question.
Asking her to find out who he is was too comprehensive.
This usually depends on the purpose.
For example, if you were courted and asked to find out what kind of person you were, tell them whether you had problems with the opposite sex, how your family was and how much debt you had.
But Lauren and Julia were eighteen years old and still have a year left to graduate from the academy, so she didn’t think it’s a matter of courtship.
Was not it?
She asked cautiously.
“Has he ever courted you or Miss Liz?”
At that moment, Lauren snorted as if it were nonsense.
Uh, what was it? She was taken aback by her rudeness, and Lauren was quick to apologize.
I’m not making fun of Lady Biscon.”
‘So, you are right to laugh at me.
Which part did you laugh at?’ She asked cautiously.
“May I ask how you know Lord Sekei?”
She would have asked.
The question was, how did she know? Lauren and Julia shut up again at her question.
Both of them were hesitant to tell her why.
And usually the reason was obvious: ‘I’m afraid the other person will laugh at me, or I’m afraid I’ll get scolded’.
“Is this something Sir Escalee needs to know?”
She turned her head to Julia this time and asked.
If it’s something to be scolded for, especially if it’s something that Julia’s father, Sir Escalee, needed to know about, she would get out of hand.
Because she didn’t want to lie to Sir Escalee.
“No, not that.”
Perhaps worried that she would tell her father, Julia quickly responded.
Hmm, you may have to listen to what Sir Escalee really needed to know or not.
When she didn’t say anything, Lauren hesitated and opened her mouth.
“Do you know who my relatives are?”
She nodded her head slightly.
She heard that it was Lord Masterson.
Probably a descendant of Viscount Masterson.
The Mastersons had been reeling from an unfortunate incident and were not recovering.
The unfortunate incident was that the business the Liz and Mastersons were working on had failed very badly.
She heard it was a great blow.
Even as a child, she remembered her mother and father worrying about her.
At the time, he said, he did not know that Leeds Corporation would go bankrupt like that.
As one could tell just by looking at the name, Liz Firm was a business owned by the Leeds family.
If the two families that worked together were staggered by bankruptcy and neither was recovering, it will be difficult for the two families to get along well.
In the meantime, Loren was being looked after by Sir Masterson, so everyone would think that Sir Masterson was very lenient.
“I went to a ball with Uncle Roost a while ago and was introduced to Lord Sekei.”
By the way? She waited for Lauren’s next words.
Uncle Rust was Sir Rust Masterson.
With her uncle, Sir Sekei couldn’t have done anything strange to Lauren.
“This is just, so I’m just asking because I feel so weird.
Actually, I had a dream a few days ago.”
At the word dream, she opened her mouth unconsciously.
A dream? A dream she had came into her mind.
There’s no way they’ve had the same dream.
However, being worried about people you see for the first time because of your dreams was a situation similar to hers.
“In my dream, I lived as the mistress of that, Lord Sekei.”
At the unexpected words, she let out a sound without even realizing it.
What did she live for? As a mistress? Those were horrible words to come out of the mouth of an 18-year-old who hasn’t even graduated from the academy.
And besides, she never saw a paramour, she dreamed of becoming one? Lauren was quick to make excuses for how distorted her expression was.
“It is a foolish dream.
It won’t make any sense.
I may have had such a dream because I had been reading the Current Whispers so intently the few days before.”
But it’s so embarrassing.
That’s why I came.”
Julia barged in, comforted Lauren, and she turned her head to her.
The afterword seems to have been spoken to her.
She was staring blankly at Lauren, unable to comprehend what was going on.
Her situation was similar.
The only difference was that her dream was for Count Burns to kill her entire family and Lauren to become Lord Sekei’s mistress.
“Yeah, that’s right.
You must have been reading Current’s whispers too intently.”
She said as she lifted her teacup to lighten the mood.
But it felt strange.
Did she have a dream similar to hers? Was that just a coincidence?
“I feel like it’s just a nightmare.
The dream was so realistic.
Besides, being introduced to Lord Sekei was just like a dream.”
So she wanted to know what kind of person Lord Sekei was? She thought she’s really going to be Sir Se Kay’s mistress?
She couldn’t understand, so she tilted her head.
Becoming a mistress was Lauren’s choice.
Was she what she shouldn’t do?
“You want to know if Lord Sekei is worthy of being a mistress?”
Julia nodded her head at her question.
But Lauren didn’t say anything.
She asked, looking at the silent Lauren.
She had a different look on her face when she said her dreams were her mere nightmares.
“Actually, it doesn’t really matter what kind of person Lord Sekei is.”
Julia exclaimed in surprise at Lauren’s words.
It seemed that it was not Lauren’s request for her to find out about Lord Sekei.
She sipped her tea and watched Lauren and Julia.
“I think it is a foolish dream.
I tried to think it was just a nightmare, because I read a very provocative article a few days ago.
By the way…”
But she said she couldn’t.
The moment she was introduced to Lord Sekei by Lord Masterson at the ball, she thought she was dreaming.
To that extent, she said, the sight was identical to the sight she had seen in her dream.
“If it is a precognitive dream, I know how my life will go.
Lord Sekei’s mistress will blow me up in my twenties, and when I’m in my thirties, Lord Sekei will hand me over to Count Mando.”
“Count Mando? Wait, Count August Mando?”
She interrupted in surprise at the familiar name.
Count August Mando was the same age as her father.
Even she was invited by Countess Mando.
It was an invitation to the ball to be held at the Mando Mansion in a few days.
“He’s a grandfather in his 70s with a mole on this side.”
That was accurate.
No, the age was a bit different.
Count Mando was now fifty.
But if Lauren was in her thirties, Count Mando would be in her seventies.
Lauren’s face went white at her reaction.
She knew that look.
She did too, the first time she saw Count Burns.
“I don’t care what kind of person Lord Sekei is.
I don’t even want to be involved with him.
Originally, I was going to quit the academy.
By the way…”
“I dried it.
It’s just a nightmare.”
That’s why she came to find her.
To ask what kind of person Lord Sekei was.
Because unless she’s a mistress, Lauren’s dreams weren’t precognitive dreams, they’re just nightmares.
She looked back and forth between Lauren and Julia, not knowing what to say, and spoke carefully.
“Lauren, I don’t know you very well.
But if you worry this much, I don’t think you’ll be anyone’s mistress.”
What a dream! I really hope that doesn’t happend!
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