Chapter 12. A White Chick, A Black Crow (2)
Unlike her uncle, she hadn’t studied depression and similar disorders. She only knew what her uncle had told her.
She was clear that someone with depression should not be left alone.
Suddenly, Bianca stared blankly at Krasue.
He also stared blankly at her. A moment later, he came to.
‘I feel confused when I’m alone with Bianca. Is her absent-minded side rubbing off on me?’
“I’ll go take a bath.”
Bianca closed her book and stood up.
Judging from her behavior, it seemed like she intended to wait for him in front of the bathroom again.
‘When will she consider me a true friend?’
Krasue wondered if he should plan an outing with her soon to create a closer bond.
“Young Master Krasue.”
Just then, Alioth appeared. He seemed to have come on an errand.
When Krasue inquired about it, Alioth handed him a letter.
“It is an invitation to the Holy Land of the Stars.”
“Holy Land of the Stars?”
Krasue frowned slightly. He didn’t remember an event with such a pompous name.
“From what I know, it’s a party where teenagers from the noble families of the Staron Kingdom gather. This party seems to be organized every year.”
A flash finally came to Krasue’s mind.
‘Ah, I already remember a little.’
While he never once participated in it, his memories were too vague at this point.
This was a time when he lamented his life day after day, cooped up in the Green Pine Lodge.
Krasue had scant recollection of the things that had happened. He had no interest in the outside world to begin with, so he didn’t pay attention to what he heard.
‘At least I remember well what happens at Rachellene Academy, which is more important.’
In many ways, his past was regrettable.
“Decline it. I don’t have time to waste on that…”
Krasue made a sudden pause, something had crossed his mind.
“Alioth, how many young nobles usually participate in the Holy Land of the Stars?”
“Except for those who cannot for reasons of force majeure, most attend. Parties like this are what pave the way to a bright future.”
Krasue then crossed his arms and tapped his right arm with his index finger for a moment.
‘That means she’ll be there too.’
Krasue thought about Alioth’s sincere remark at the end as well, and nodded.
He wanted his young master to attend as it could be beneficial for his future. As long as he was determined to fulfill his role, Alioth would never cross his mind to betray him.
“Then I will also participate.”
Alioth, who responded with a smile, turned to Bianca.
“I’ll go with him.”
As expected, Bianca said she would follow him.
Bianca would not let Krasue go there alone, as she believed that he could take his own life at any moment.
“Understood. I will report that both will participate.”
“Alright, let me know the date later.”
Krasue stretched as he watched Alioth walk away.
This would be the first time he’d come out since the regression.
‘In theory, to the outside world I was still the same as before the regression.’
Of course, there was a lot of difference between his past self and his current self.
However, he was still a good-for-nothing who could only get stronger with the help of the secret arts.
‘That doesn’t matter, I recently learned another secret art.’
Krasue tried to remain calm.
He turned his head at Bianca’s call.
As he stared at Bianca, who seemed absent-minded today as well, she said.
“If you go to the Holy Land of the Stars, everyone will criticize you behind your back.”
Due to her lack of emotions, Bianca blurted out exactly what was on her mind.
What she had just said was true.
“I guess so.”
Krasue also expected that.
‘While it won’t be worse than what I experienced at Rachelle Academy, it will be similar.’
If back then Sigrin, the third princess of the Ephania Empire, was the enemy, this time the children of the noble families of the Staron Kingdom would be the enemy.
Everyone had heard the rumor that Krasue had been abandoned by the Valheim Family.
Not only will there be no one to lick Krasue’s boots, but most will speak ill of him.
“Bianca, wouldn’t it be better if you stayed here?”
As Krasue’s fiancée, she would not hear anything good if she attended the party.
“No. I will accompany you.”
However, Bianca was adamant.
“An engaged couple must protect each other.”
Since she had no emotions, only rational judgment and education have made her what she is.
Snow Doll, a curse that actually turned the bearer into what its name indicated.
All her vocabulary and actions that didn’t conform to a twelve-year-old girl were probably due to it.
He felt pathetic and regretful every time he saw her for how he had treated her rudely before the regression.
That might be why Krasue looked so vulnerable in front of Bianca.
Krasue reached up and stroked her head.
“I want to know what Bianca thinks, not my fiancée.”
Bianca silently looked at Krasue as he stroked her head. Krasue often did so with the same regretful eyes he had now.
In the past few months, unlike how he acted with the butler and maids, he had shown a particularly weak side to her.
Her impression of him had changed to the point that she no longer remembered that terrible first meeting.
— Bianca, did you eat?
— You’ve already read that book several times. Let’s find another one in the study.
— You can sleep a little more. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll train here, so rest up.
Having spent the last few months by Krasue’s side, she now didn’t dislike him.
Bianca, who hadn’t received such kindness even in Hardenhartz, was puzzled by Krasue’s behavior.
Like Krasue, she had been outcast and used as a tool for an arranged marriage.
“I want to follow you.”
That was Bianca’s response. Even if she wasn’t his fiancée, she would help Krasue.
“I don’t speak as your fiancée, but as Bianca.”
Krasue was taken aback for a moment and removed his hand from above her head.
Then he turned around.
“Alright, then do it.”
He finally accepted it. Bianca, who saw Krasue leave, followed him like a chick again.
For some reason he felt at ease when she followed him. Although he scolded her because she tried to enter the bathroom.