Chapter 125: Nii-sama’s Okaa-sama
I felt like I lived in a gentle world even though I’ve been through dangerous situations. They weren’t speaking to me, but their conversation was a little scary.
“Lei, I had fun.”
I liked being hugged by Julia-obasama, but I didn’t particularly enjoy their scary conversation.
“It’s hard for people to come to congratulate you when the Four Marquises and the royal family are here. You should move around a bit.”
Otou-sama nodded, and I glanced at the table in regret.
“Of course, let’s get something to drink.”
Julia-obasama put me down, and I was able to get a drink. I was able to drink it while others watched to make sure I wouldn’t spill it. Of course, no one tried to pour juice on me.
“Come now, it’s dangerous to walk between adults.”
Otou-sama picked me up as soon as I finished drinking. Then, we slowly walked, and Nii-sama joined us to talk to people. But, I stopped caring halfway through. For now, I just have to smile.
We walked around and met up with Gill’s family again. I was relieved to see them again.
Julia-obasama looked at me gently and reached out to me again, so I was held by her again. I’m a little happy. Julia-obasama said while swaying me gently, “Luke, Diana’s here.”
“Julia-sama, I heard that she was coming.”
Their conversation ended, and there was an awkward silence. Is Diana Nii-sama’s birth mother?
Just then, I saw a woman strolling from the other side of the room as if their conversation was the signal. She had blonde hair and green eyes, looked the same age as Otou-sama. She was probably the same age as Julia-obasama, or a little younger, and had a calm aura.
“Diana-okaasama…” Nii-sama said. Otou-sama put a hand around Nii-sama when his shoulders started shaking. There was trust in Nii-sama’s eyes when he looked up at Otou-sama.
People say that she was on bad terms with Otou-sama, so she divorced him and married another person. I heard that she kept Nii-sama at a distance because she didn’t care about him much, but that’s all I know. She walked as her high pony swayed behind her and stopped in front of Nii-sama.
“Luke, I haven’t seen you since summer.”
‘Summer’, when I was in Frontier. Does that mean they met during summer? I stared at Diana-sama in Julia-obasama’s arms, and her eyes certainly showed that she was happy to see Nii-sama.
“Happy 12th birthday, Luke.”
“Thank you very much.”
It was awkward, but I felt relieved because their aura was warm. However, Diana separated from Nii-sama awkwardly and turned towards me. Her eyes were opened wide.
“Oh, you have the same eyes as Luke.”
Same as Nii-sama, not Otou-sama.
“You’re the star today. Happy birthday. I’m Diana, Luke’s Okaa-sama.”
“I’m Leiwa Awbansh. Diana-obasama.”
“My, how cute. Will you come to Oba-sama?”
She wasn’t against being called Oba-sama. She also thinks children are cute. She wants to hold me, so she likes children. So why did she leave Nii-sama?
Of course, it’s because he’s the Albans heir. She couldn’t bring him with her even if she wanted to. I don’t know the truth. However, it looked to me as if she ran away from Nii-sama and Otou-sama like she did just before.
“What is it?”
“Reach outh to Nii-sama.”
Otou-sama was in the wrong first, but Diana-obasama is also in the wrong. I’m sure Nii-sama doesn’t reach out to her because she doesn’t say anything or reach out to him first.
“Nii-syama’s Okaa-sama. Hug Nii-syama firshth.”
For some reason, Julia-obasama hugged me tighter.
Diana-obasama looked at Nii-sama as if asking if it was alright. Nii-sama had been staring at her since she arrived.
“Can Okaa-sama hug you, Luke?”
Otou-sama didn’t say anything, since I shut him up with my eyes when it looked like he wanted to say something.
“If that’s what you want to do.”
Nii-sama looked down a bit. Diana-obasama timidly approached Nii-sama and reached out to him. He flinched back at first, but then let her hug him properly.
Compared to Otou-sama, Nii-sama looked like a small child, but when hugged by Diana-obasama, their heights weren’t much different, and it made him look bigger.
“You’ve gotten bigger. You’ve grown up, but I wonder if you’re like me. You’re a lot nicer compared to how Dean was back then.”
“I don’t know if I’m nice or not.”
I know that he’s kind. Otou-sama, stay quiet. I turned my head towards Otou-sama, who looked like he wanted to say something.
“Was Otou-sama not kind?”
I don’t think you should stick your nose into that.
“He didn’t care no matter what I said or did. He was mean.”
“I don’t know if he’s mean, but he’s still the same indifferent Otou-sama.”
“He doesn’t change even though he’s had a second child.”
This time, I reached out to Otou-sama, who looked like he wanted to say something.
Don’t look as if you haven’t held me for two days.
“I wanth tho drinw juice.”
“Then, let’s go. Luke.”
“It’s alright. Take Lei with you.”
“Okay. Then, Diana, take your time.”
Leaving Nii-sama and Diana-obasama, we moved to the table. They’re talking about something. That’s good.
“Lei, I wish you had met Julia earlier.”
But, does that mean you didn’t let her see me?
“I should have given you a wet nurse, but the timing was off, and you might miss having a mother, so I kept all the women around that age away from you.”
What? Then, maybe…
“I asked her not to come. I took away your mother, Clair, but I was scared you would miss her.”
So that’s why there are only middle-aged men around me? But I don’t know what to say.
“Lei’sh awrighth. Lei wiwesh Julia-obasama and Diana-obasama.”
“Even Diana? That’s strange.”
Isn’t Diana-obasama cute? I feel like Otou-sama doesn’t have eyes for women. It must have been a miracle for him to be able to marry my Okaa-sama.
And he didn’t realise that I didn’t say that I liked Ange-obasama.