Chapter 3-47 : The Contents Of The Letter
「Lady Mylia, I have something for you.」(Chris)
Saying that, Chris took out a letter from his breast pocket.
「Yup. It’s a love letter.」(Chris)
「Uhh… So you want me to give it to someone in this school?」(Mylia)
「Haha! No, it’s a love letter from me to you. I like you, Lady Mylia.」(Chris)
（Noooo, no, no, no. What is he talking about? We’ve just met a few times. Besides, he said that he doesn’t like females. Is he messing with me?）
Mylia was a bit surprised but then she squinted her eyes, glaring at Chris, who was just smiling brightly, with suspicion.
「Ahem! Ahem! Ahem!」(Chloe)
Seeing Chris teasing her beloved little sister again, Chloe couldn’t help but clear her throat loudly on purpose, trying to warn him, while Aria glared at her brother with a sharp gaze.
Noticing the sharp gazes from the two, Chris smiled awkwardly.
「A, Alright. That’s enough for the jokes. Lady Mylia, I heard from Aria that you don’t want to get married. Is that true?」(Chris)
「Yes. I do NOT want to get married no matter what.」(Mylia)
「I see… That’s great! I knew you would be the perfect person for this plan!」(Chris)
「Eh? What plan? What do you mean?」(Mylia)
Mylia was confused to see Chris who smiled happily when he heard that Mylia didn’t want to get married.
Chris put the letter on the table and looked at Mylia with a serious expression.
「Lady Mylia, I have a proposal that you may like. If you don’t want to get married, then I suggest you get engaged to me. This is actually not a letter. It’s a document regarding our engagement.」(Chris)
「Engaged to you…? But…」(Mylia)
「Of course, it won’t be for real. Our engagement will be fake. By the way, I wasn’t lying when I said, “I like you”. But I like you as a person. I don’t have romantic feelings toward you at all, so you can rest easy.」(Chris)
「I see… A fake engagement, huh? Could it be that you don’t want to get married either so you made this suggestion?」(Mylia)
When Mylia asked that, Chris lowered his eyebrows and smiled wryly.
「As you know, I’m not into women. If you asked me if I wanted to marry a woman or a man, I would answer “a man” in less than a second. It’s not that I hate women. It’s just… they fall in love with me before I even talk to them, and I think it’s boring. Even if I had a relationship with a woman, I don’t think we could be equal. Eventually, I became less and less attracted to women.」(Chris)
「I, I see…」(Mylia)
（If I were a BL fan, I might be excited to see the real thing in front of my eyes. I might start imagining Chris-san flirting with Gilbert-san… Wait. No, no. Gilbert-san is Jasmine onee-sama’s future husband! You shouldn’t think about it, Mylia!）
「But, you see. My father never stops telling me to get married, so I came up with this idea.」(Chris)
Hearing what Chris said, Aria sighed.
「Of course. As a son of a duke’s family, you have to get married and have an heir.」(Aria)
「But we have Ronaldo nii-sama. I think our family will be fine if he gets married.」(Chris)
「As you know, he doesn’t want to get married unless it’s with a woman he loves. Leave him aside, Chris onii-sama, your presence is too conspicuous in our society, and you’re going to turn twenty next year. If you don’t get married soon, people will think badly of our family.」(Aria)
「Now you’re talking like Father…」(Chris)
「Well, I kinda understand his feelings. Father might have been asked by Queen Kushana to secure the next heir of our family, so he couldn’t refuse.」(Aria)
（Now I know that Aria-san’s way of thinking regarding relationships between men and women is kinda dry… and… marriage in aristocratic society really is troublesome… Chris-san is an eccentric person but now I kinda feel sorry for him…）
Mylia had zero love experience but she understood the pain of not being able to choose the person you want to be with.
In Mylia’s case, she couldn’t choose her parents.
For Mylia, being forced to get married to someone you don’t love was the same as being born in a family who doesn’t love you.
「Anyway, Lady Mylia, I think this fake engagement will be useful for you as well.」(Chris)
As he said that, Chris pointed at the letter elegantly with his hand as if he was pointing at a beautiful flower.
「You’re still a student of the Royal Girls Academy for now but after you graduate, men will start gathering around you like ants swarming around a drop of honey on the ground.」(Chris)
Imagining herself being surrounded by men, Mylia made a strange sound.
She never thought about what would happen after she graduated.
Next to her, Chloe bowed her head and made a worried expression.
「Now that he mentions it… Mylia, I think men will start approaching you when you enter the fourth grade. I don’t think they can wait until you graduate…」(Chloe)
Chloe glanced at Mylia and nodded deeply.
「You are a Dragon Slayer, a talented magician, a baron, a relative of the Griffith Family, and Queen Kushana’s favorite. On top of that, you’re as cute as an angel! Aah… I’m really worried… Mylia…!」(Chloe)
Chloe hugged Mylia and pressed her head against her breasts real hard.
「O, Onee-chan… Ugh… I’m happy but… I can’t… breathe…」(Mylia)
「Woops. Are you okay?」(Chloe)
「Pwahh!! I’m good. Hehe.」(Mylia)
Mylia took a deep breath as soon as Chloe released her head.
Chris and Aria giggled as they watched the two.
「Mylia, I think this fake engagement idea is not bad at all. Chris-sama, could you explain in more detail?」(Chloe)
「Alright. First of all, this engagement will be extended as long as we can. Considering that Lady Mylia is still a student and not mature enough to get married, I think we have about six or seven years to extend this engagement. During that time, you will have an excuse to refuse the men who come to propose to you.」(Chris)
（I see… I will be able to reject the men who approach me and Chris-san no longer has to listen to his father’s ramblings. It’s a win-win for us.）
「Lady Mylia, if I were a son of a different aristocratic family, I might use this fake engagement to trick you into a real marriage, but you are the savior of my grandmother. I won’t dare to betray you. Lady Mylia, you can trust me.」(Chris)
「Umm, to be honest, I think you’re a weird person but you are my best friend’s older brother, so I trust you.」(Mylia)
「I’m honored. Thank you. I won’t let you down.」(Chris)
Chris smiled and folded his legs elegantly.
「Oh, right. You can call off this engagement anytime you want. If that happens, I will tell everyone that you dumped me because you’re sick of me.」(Chris)
「Eh? Are you sure?」(Mylia)
「Fufu. I don’t mind. Everyone in my family knows that I’m a weirdo anyway, so they will think that it’s only natural that you will end up hating me. You won’t lose face or anything, so don’t worry.」(Chris)
「If you say so…」(Mylia)
「Anyway, you can make use of this document when you need it. Lady Mylia, your feelings come first. You don’t need to worry too much about it, but if you agree with this idea and end up using this document, please let me know first.」(Chris)
While saying that, Chris pushed the letter toward Mylia.
「Understood. Thank you.」(Mylia)
（Anyway, for the sake of ‘YES Yakiniku, NO Marriage’ life, I think I should keep this document for now. It’ll be useful to have an ace up my sleeve.）
Mylia gratefully accepted the letter and put it in her magic bag.
She then looked curiously at Chris who was smiling at her.
「Chris-san, may I ask something?」(Mylia)
「Fufu. What a simple question. Well, the answer is also simple. It’s because I couldn’t think of anyone other than you. I might not be able to find a person as perfect as you even if I searched all over this kingdom. First of all, you are a famous person with high status but don’t want to get married. Moreover, you have absolutely no interest in me. I don’t mean to brag, and I honestly hate to say this but looking for a woman who won’t fall for me is extremely difficult, you know?」(Chris)
（Being an attractive and popular man is not easy, it seems. Well, I understand his feelings.）
Mylia recalled when she was surrounded by people at the party the other day.
「By the way, Lady Myliaー」(Chris)
When Chris was about to say something, Mylia’s stomach suddenly grumbled.
「Ah, I just remembered that the three of you were about to have dinner together before I called you here. You must be hungry.」(Chris)
「Yeah, a little. Hehe.」(Mylia)
「Fufu. Well then, Lady Mylia, I will take my leave now. If you need information about the aristocratic society, feel free to rely on me.」(Chris)
After saying that, Chris stood up, bowed once, and immediately left the room. He didn’t want to waste more of Mylia’s time.
「Onee-chan, Aria-san, what do you think?」(Mylia)
After Chris was gone, Mylia let out a sigh and asked Chloe and Aria what they thought regarding Chris’ idea.
「As I said before, I don’t think it’s a bad idea.」(Chloe)
「She’s right. But, Mylia-san, it’s all up to you. Anyway, let’s go to the cafeteria. You’re hungry, right? We can think about it later.」(Aria)
「Un, you’re right! Let’s go! I might starve to death if I don’t put anything into my stomach in the next hour.」(Mylia)
Chloe and Aria giggled at Mylia’s joke. The three of them then stood up from the sofa and walked toward the exit.
However, before they reached the door, a person who seemed to be a messenger of the royal palace entered the room.
「Good evening, Baron Mylia de la Atwood, Baronet Chloe de la Atwood. Her Majesty, Queen Kushana, is expecting your presence in the audience room of the royal palace tomorrow.」(messenger)
Mylia and Chloe looked at each other, wondering what the queen wanted from them this time.
（Does she want to talk about Robin…? Don’t tell me… She wants me to take responsibility for Robin’s misdeeds…? Ugh, I hope I’m wrong…）