Reincarnated into an Otome Game as the Secret Character - 25
Chapter 25: Under the mask
Already wishing to run away, I reached the table decorated with a glamorous tea set and colorful desserts.
“Good evening Her Highness, I’m Darlas Rosalias, from the frontier lands, pleased to be granted the chance to meet you.”
“Lisana Legos, First Princess of Legos Empire. I’m glad you accepted my invitation Darlas Rosalias.”
She greeted me with a perfect courtesy that could even compare to grandma, taking into account that grandma has been a Duchess almost 50 years already, while Princess Lisana must have 16 years at most.
Of course, even with the Princess’ invitation and all, a mere Baron’s heir stepping in the Imperial Palace isn’t a laughing joke for high rank nobles, like the maid who guided me per example.
Man… She’s not even bothering with hiding her hostility.
“May I ask you who you are?”
The maid seemed confused as the Princess questioned her.
“Do I need to repeat myself? I said, who you are?”
“Hum… Princess… Is me, Aura, your maid.”
“Exactly, you’re a maid. Who gave you the right to scoul at my invitee?
“Don’t forget that you were hired due to my uncle’s kindness, if not, what’s your value as a third daughter of a puny Marquis who doesn’t even own a territory?”
“Princess… No… I…”
“I wonder about your future marriage prospects if you were to be known as the maid who enraged the First Princess.”
“I’m sorry Princess!”
Oh, what a beautiful bow.
“I was only insulted indirectly, shouldn’t you be apologizing to my invitee who you really insulted instead?”
“Darlas Rosalias… I’m truly sorry…”
Once again. What a beautiful bow.
“Now, if you don’t want to make a fool of yourself again, I recommend you to go back to the servant’s building.”
“I obey Princess…”
With her head low, the maid begrudgingly exited the garden.
“Finally that bother went away.”
Instantly as only we were left in the place, the Princess ranted in a complete different way to her perfect image till now.
“Come on Dal, sit here.”
Confused, I sat where she told, just for her to take seat beside me. Close! Too close!
“Hum… I would like to…”
“You don’t need to be formal with me Dal.”
“Excuse Princess, but…”
“Call me Lisa.”
Taking advantage of my actual awkwardness, the Princess latched herself to my arm.
Wait, what? Did she sniff me?
“Excuse me Princess Lisana.”
“Then, Princess Lisa. Why did you sniff me?”
“Ehehehe~ Dal called me Lisa~.”
Pressing herself against my arm, Lisa giggled gleefully. I could easily get her off me, of course, but two enormous reasons are impeding me to.
“Ehehehe~ Dal after so much time~.”
“Excuse P… Lisa, today should be our first meeting, isn’t it? Why are you behaving like we were really old friends?”
“That isn’t exactly right, you know?”
“What do you mean?”
I tried to recall, but not even once Lisa as a child appeared in my memories.
“As you must know, I’m Irina’s close friend.”
First time I hear that.
“Well, she related me so much about you, that to me, you were there forever.”
I’m something akin to an imaginary friend or what?
“Meeting me now you must have disappointed you, right?”
“That’s preposterous! You’re wrong! You’re even better than the Dal in my imagination! Those sharp and ruthless eyes! Those magnificent muscles which the clothes fail to hide! That masculine essence emanating from your body! None of the Capital’s nobles could compare to those! You are the best man in this world!”
Irina, once I see you I will gift you and do whatever you want… It must have been hard to contain this pervert in the Capital.
“Anyway! Pri… Lisa, since today could be counted as our first meeting, such closeness between us isn’t good.”
“Fine… I understand…”
Contrary to her words, she pressed her body against mine with more strength, getting her face close enough to kiss me while her right hand traveled for my body, starting from my cheek, to my neck, to my pectorals, then my stomach and… Wait! Wait! Wait! Where are you placing your hand!? This game was supposed to be R15! When was it updated into R18!?
With my sanity on the brink, I gently retired her hand, taking the chance to separate my body from hers.
“Then, Lisa. I understand that you wanted to meet me, I’m right? But that’s not everything, there is?”
“Ara~ Aren’t you happy that you didn’t got to meet your future wife?”
“Did you hear of her?”
“Of course, there’s no one in the Capital that hasn’t heard about the Witch of Noches and her choice of getting engaged to a frontier house.
“Her nickname. Starting from her foster father and servants, everyone who has met her changed so obviously that everyone started calling her a witch out of fear.”
“That’s pretty upsetting to hear…”
“Anyways, papa won’t do anything with her since most the changed people became pretty useful for the Empire.”
“But letting a dangerous hazard like that roaming free…”
“Big words to say about your future wife.”
She smiled to me sweetly. Was she pleased with my evaluation of Crista?
“You don’t have to worry, I already placed some spies to keep trail of her. Well, is sad to part with you, but mother will be angry if I were to remain any more time alone with a gentleman. Be careful of the witch once you get to meet her.”
After planting a kiss on my cheek, Lisana accompanied me to the entrance, where I reunited again with Grenda, who manned my carriage till father’s mansion. Once there, mentally exhausted, I took a bath and went to sleep, planning what to do tomorrow. First I should visit my fiancée, and then I will go to see Irina to cheer her up and ask about Princess Lisana… Good… Night…
Of course, as most of you must have been expecting, next morning my plans were thrown into chaos a little later than sunrise.