The Eldest Daughter Walks Down The Flower Path - Chapter 15
03. A dreadful banquet
“That brat must’ve lost her mind.”
Margaret had an ice bag on her head as she muttered.
While flipping through a dress catalogue, Jurich yawned without care. Margaret had been muttering the same words for more than ten times already today.
The matter of her brother’s future and the family’s honor was simply boring for Jurich, who was just thirteen years old.
Rather than that, it was better for Jurich to just look at the dress catalogues piled up in her mother’s room.
A snow white muslin dress, colorful ribbons, bright yellow, pale pink, elegant blue, beautiful evening dresses that would suit her…
Jurich finally made up her mind.
“Jurich likes yellow!”
However Margaret continued to disregard Jurich, not hearing the teenager’s whining as she held up the catalogue right in front of her face.
“Mom! I like this yellow dress!”
Only then did Margaret notice her daughter.
Jurich spoke clearly.
“Mom, you promised!”
“What are you talking about?”
Jurich could feel her stomach sinking.
She stomped her foot and shook the catalogue roughly.
“Mooooom! You’re so mean! Did you forget already? The Third Prince’s birthday banquet! Mom, you definitely said that you’ll buy me a new dress for the banquet!!”
The colorful catalogue was flailed wildly in front of Margaret’s eyes while the sound of Jurich’s whining pierced through her ears.
Margaret could palpably feel her temper rising.
She exploded and yelled at Jurich right then.
“Will you freeze to death if you don’t get new clothes?!”
At this, Jurich’s bright green eyes widened in astonishment.
“So you’re not going to buy me a new dress…?”
That can’t be.
She couldn’t wear old clothes to the birthday banquet of the third prince of the empire, Olivier.
If she would, she’d get laughed at by that despicable Rosalie.
Jurich needed to get that new dress somehow.
She cried and cried for days upon end. She even went on a hunger strike!
“Ahhhh, shut up!”
Margaret covered her ears.
However, her hands couldn’t do much to block the child’s shrill cries.
Margaret felt like she was going crazy.
‘This is all because of Radis!’
Just look how much she’s suffering because of the illegal admission accusation!
Margaret and Zade tried to cover up the incident as a practical joke that a jealous sister did on her younger brother.
However, apart from the rumors, there was one problem they couldn’t fix.
Klein Rockton, the admissions officer.
If Klein Rockton had been less of an inflexible person, things would have been smoothed over without a hitch.
However, neither Margaret nor Zade’s buttering up worked on him.
Klein returned to the academy at once and immediately asked for the academic committee to conduct the test once more for David. The committee, seeing that Klein’s arguments were valid, accepted the motion for a retest.
The problem was that if David would take that retest, he’d immediately be caught.
Eventually, Zade sent a letter saying that he would cancel his son’s admission to the academy to preserve his honor.
It was fortunate that things didn’t get any bigger than this, but in the process of it all, just how much solicitation did they have to do, how many things to clean up…!
Margaret, who reflexively cursed, gasped and covered her lips.
‘How could that weak Radis make an elegant lady like me swear…!’
She wasn’t the only one shocked by the aggressive words coming from her lips.
She had only been pretending to cry all this time, but Jurich’s eyes began to be filled with real, bead-like tears.
As soon as Margaret saw those tears from her daughter’s green eyes, she came to her senses, not wanting to make her lovely daughter upset.
“Ahh, Jurich! No, no. I didn’t say that to you!”
“This is all because of Radis, that wicked brat. Goodness, my baby, don’t cry! Okay, okay let’s get you that dress!”
“Which one do you like? The green one?”
“Hiic, uwaah, the—the yellow one…!”
While shedding tears, Jurich pointed to the dress she wanted.
“Okay, okay! It’s a good, expensive dress, too. Stop crying now. Mom’s head feels like it’s about to split in two!”
After getting what she wanted, Jurich’s tears quickly abated.
Margaret sighed as she saw the price written under the design of the yellow dress.
Then, something interesting caught her eye.