I’ve Been Reincarnated as a Villainess’s Older Brother - Chapter 42
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- I’ve Been Reincarnated as a Villainess’s Older Brother
- Chapter 42 - A Deep and Wide Gulf Between You and Me
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Cain wanted to leave as soon as he finished his sword training with the knights, but Arundilano grabbed his sleeve and wouldn’t let go, so they decided to have lunch together.
They were ushered into the dining room where they had been taken for a tea party to make up for their differences, and sat down side by side. The waiter came and put the food on the table and left.
When Cain asked why they were sitting side by side, Arundilano replied that they were too far apart to talk to each other.
I was nervous because I was going to have lunch with the crown prince, and I thought I would be sitting with the King or the Queen, but it seemed that we were going to eat alone.
“Thank you God, for today’s food.”
“Thank you God, for today’s food.”
I said the word ‘Itadakimasu’ and picked up a piece of bread. It wasn’t particularly fluffy or freshly baked, but it had dried fruits in it.
“Brother Cain. It’s amazing how you can run a lot. That’s great,” Arundilano said.
“Cain is fine. Please don’t call me your brother. Your Highness,” Cain said.
“Will you call me Al then, Cain?” Arundilano asked.
“…… Al, Your Highness,” Cain said.
“Cain, how come you can run so much?” Arundilano asked.
“Because I run around the mansion every morning and every evening. I do it all the time, so I was able to do it again today. That’s all,” Cain said.
“If I run every day, would I be able to run like you?” Arundilano asked.
“Yes, you will. I’m sure you will,” Cain said.
I drank a bowl of lukewarm soup with lots of vegetables and stabbed a bowl of torn leafy greens into my mouth with my fork.
“Were you planning to have lunch by yourself today?” Cain asked.
“I always have lunch alone. My father and mother are both very busy, so it’s only once in a while that I can join them,” Arundilano said.
“I see…” Cain said.
“The other day, when I ate with Cain and Dianna, it was fun! I’m glad I can have dinner with you and your mother when we have guests.”
Arundilano said with a smiling face, “Come visit us again.”
At the Elgrandark house, I have lunch together with Dianna and my mother. When Dianna was weaned, her nanny joined them at the table (although Cain still fed her).
When my mother was not around, the butler gave permission for Ilvalino to eat with us, so the three of us sometimes ate together.
When I imagined that Arundilano, who was only four years old, was eating alone, I felt very sad.
I think I understood why I tried so hard to tell him to eat his food.
“Cain, when will you come next? Tomorrow? Can you come every day?” Arundilano asked.
“No, I won’t come tomorrow. I have other studies to do and Vice Commander Fabian has other commitments.” Cain said.
If I came to the royal castle every day for sword training and accompanied him to lunch every day, I wouldn’t have enough of my daily intake of Dianna.
I have some sympathy for Arundilano’s situation, and I want to correct him so that he doesn’t go down the route of becoming a villain like Dianna and Ilvalino, but anyway, it’s very hard for me to spend less time with Dianna.
“Al Your Highness has other things to study besides swordsmanship. You must learn everything evenly,” Cain said.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“Yes. I’ll do my best in my other studies, so come visit me again,” Arundilano said.
“Yes, I will. I’ll come again,” Cain said.
Cain couldn’t help but wonder how such an honest person could have turned out to be such a prick as to give my lovely Dianna to an old man.
Even though he was four years old, he spoke more clearly than Dianna and had a better sense of speech. He must be a smart one.
Just as Ilvalino’s heart was stained with darkness as he continued his career as an assassin based on a single tender memory, Arundilano may have had a past that was never told. There was something that twisted his heart.
There must be something that draws him in to a naive girl even though he has a fiancé.
After the meal, Cain says goodbye to Arundilano, who looks sad, and walks home.
He wants to do something about it, but he knows it’s not something he can do when he’s dealing with the heir of a royal family.
“You walked home, Young master?”
“Please ask the castle to call a carriage! Baty was standing there waiting for you!”
When Arnoldia and Sarasinia called out to him, Cain realized for the first time that he had come home.
It happened at dinner that day. The dinner table with Dismaya, who had come home on time, was a friendly and enjoyable time. Until Dismaya’s words struck Cain.
“Starting tomorrow, you will go to the royal castle every morning to join the sword training,” Dismaya said.
“I can’t do that. It would interfere with my other studies,” Cain said.
“In the first place, I’ve heard that you’ve completed your studies for your third year at the academy. Third-year students are 14 years old. You may want to slow down your pace,” Dismaya said.
“What are you talking about? Learning is profound. There is no such thing as being satisfied no matter how much you do. People should continue to learn throughout their lives,” Cain said.
“That’s not what I’m talking about,” Dismaya said.
The idea of learning swordsmanship from a knight of the Kings guard, and directly from the Vice-Commander, was appealing. There is no such thing as too much power to fight.
I’ve already got rid of the assassins route and the elder duke route (i.e., Cain’s route), but I can’t let my guard down yet. There is still the Paladin route.
The Paladin Route is a scenario where Dianna is taken over by the soul of the Demon King, becomes the Demon King, and is defeated by the heroine and the apprentice knight. I’m going to tag along with them when the story comes up, and if I have the power to defeat the Demon King, I might be able to save Dianna, so I want the power to fight so badly.
It’s also the reason why I’ve asked a mage to be my tutor to learn magic.
It’s a great opportunity to learn how to use a sword intensively from the vice commander of a knight’s guard intensively. Cain truly understands this, however.
“I won’t be able to eat lunch with Dianna! If I’m studying at home, I’ll be able to see her during breaks, but if I was training at the Royal Castle, I won’t be able to see her during breaks! I can’t even see her face or the back of her head! What if Dianna forgets about me? What are you going to do if you take away my time and hers? Are you going to take back the father-daughter bond that was stolen from me while I was improving my swordsmanship? What are you going to do by taking Dianna away from me? You want me to master swordsmanship so you can send me to guard the borders of your territory! That’s how you’re going to break the ice between me and Dianna! I won’t let that happen!”
No matter how much his underage son barked at the duke, he was no match for him. In spite of Cain’s appeals, it was decided that he would have to go to the royal castle in the morning for a while.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]