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“Mm… Well, I guess not just pretty.”
Besides the very delicately sculpted features, what would set this appearance apart were the attributes—silver hair with a purple sheen, lavender colored eyes, and even lusciously red lips.
“Is this what people would call miraculous?”
While staring at the curl at the corners of her lips, Reina leaned into the mirror as if she was going sucked into it at any second, but then she soon sat down again.
“But really, what kind of ridiculous situation is this?”
She lived a life that was really like a sappy novel, but here she was, actually getting transported into a novel.
“Of course, it’s better than just suddenly finding myself at the doors of death, but…”
With one eyebrow raised, she tilted her head to the side as she looked at her surroundings.
It was a splendid, yet somehow dreary room.
The furniture, the huge and magnificent fireplace and the many fine sculptures clearly showed off the household’s wealth. But then again, it made it apparent to her that she was in an era where technology was not yet as developed.
If she were to compare it with something that could make sense to her, then this room generally felt like a wine cellar that rich families had in their houses, or like a castle of some medieval lord from olden times.
“Is it just a product of this era, or is this the kind of interior design that Reina Chantra likes?”
The dining hall and the corridors she had passed through earlier weren’t as desolate looking as this room.
“Ah, I dunno. I’m glad she’s a diamond spoon anyway.”
As soon as she concluded this way, a book suddenly fell on her lap.
“Huh? What’s this?”
With her brows knitted finely, she slowly lifted the book and examined its front and back cover.
“「 Not there, Count! 」 Huh? Is this the novel I reincarnated into?”
At the same moment she had this little realization, her furrowed brows straightened at once.
“Wait a sec. What exactly’s going to happen…”
Like a hyena who had found her prey, she opened the book’s cover to the front page without any hesitation.
“I don’t read much BL, but does it even matter?”
She had already been reborn in this family where she could use gold sheets as tissue paper, but she was still the youngest child of a family with two sons and two daughters.
“I’ll at least get some food on my plate because of this, but it’s not worth it to share with three other people. As the youngest child, I’ll definitely get chump change. I should get some useful information in advance!”
With that remark, she began to read through the novel at a fast pace.
The novel 「 Not there, Count! 」 had a pretty simple plot.
Jeremy, the seme male lead, was from one of the nine major families. Like fate, he fell in love with delicate, flower-like uke Lehman Karr.
But if it’s just like that, then their story wouldn’t be spun out as a ‘novel’. As far as she had read, it was apparent that Jeremy was strongly denying his feelings for the other man.
“It’s obvious where this is going. Is it because I’m a real person?”
She got quite immersed into the story.
Forgetting to note down the ‘intel on the future’ in no time, Reina gradually started to root for Lehman as she flipped through the pages without a second’s pause.
「 At the Venzen estate, where the Midnight Sun Festival was in full swing, everyone was in such good spirits. Here, Jeremy could find a little reprieve from his complicated thoughts, even for a short while.
Right. If it weren’t for the sudden news on Lehman that he heard, then it should have been that way.
“I heard that House Karr’s second son will soon be engaged, right?”
“But I heard it’s been difficult to find a marriage partner for him because of his foreign lineage?
Engagement? Engagement, they said. What kind of nonsense is that. 」
“Tsk, tsk. Hold your horses there, buddy. If you’re like that, you’ll regret everything later.”
Of course, in reality, Jeremy’s engagement was only a matter of time. In a way, it’s natural that an heir of one of the empire’s nine major families would do so.
However, regardless of how reality worked, she had already become a huge fan of Lehman. So, she strongly criticized Jeremy.
“Why are you still fiercely denying when you’re so into him? This punk.”
「 “Don’t do it, that engagement.”
“My engagement doesn’t concern you.”
Hearing this as the other man averted his gaze, Jeremy’s expression became distorted.
“You like me, don’t you.”
Ah, what a self-centered thing to say. It’s not that ‘I like you’ but ‘you like me’, so don’t get engaged.
“…Not anymore.” 」
“You go, Lehman! Yeah, just go and get engaged. Make that punk Jeremy cry a river.”
Of course, she was still rooting for Lehman’s love to come true, but it’s more important to her that Jeremy, who had tormented Lehman so much before, gets to be played like a hoop as he falls to despair.
Jeremy licked his soft lips with his pink tongue.
“Do you really want to see me go crazy?”
At this, Lehman looked back at Jeremy with a pained expression.
“Then go crazy. I also want to see the noble Young Master of Venzen go crazy because of me.” 」
Just as expected, Jeremy had been obsessed with Lehman from the very beginning, and he was finally showing his true colors.
Lehman wasn’t a pushover though.
「 “Are you sure you won’t regret it?”
“Yes. I’ll proceed with this engagement, no matter what you say.” 」
“Yeah. That’s right, that’s right.”
The engagement had to push through so that Lehman’s pleasant revenge could be pursued.
“This way, that selfish jerk Jeremy would go ahead and cry it all out. So make sure you get engaged, Lehman.”
“I am telling the truth.”
“Fine. Then are you really going to get engaged to that woman Reina Chantra no matter what?” 」
“Yeah, go ahead and get engaged to Reina Chantra and show that idiot just who… Wait, what?”
Now hold on just a second.
“Excuse me, who?”
Feeling as though she’d been smacked on the back of her head as she was being careless, the question left her gaping lips.
「 “Why should I refuse an engagement with someone from one of the nine major families that would never fall? I’m going to get engaged to Reina. And we’ll soon be married.
“Are you out of your mind? You don’t even know what kind of wench she is, but you’re going to go ahead and get engaged?
“It’s better than being with you as you keep looking down on me.” 」
“Ah, no, wait, just wait a sec here. A-Are you talking about this Reina Chantra, the one who’s in full support of your love right now…?”
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