Akuyaku Reijo no Otouto - Chapter 5
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“Do you know…? The eldest son, Sanbac-sama, is the madam’s stepson and apparently not related to the lord by blood…?”
“What? Is that so…? So you’re saying that Sanbac-sama is not qualified to inherit this house…?”
“Yes! So it looks like Toru-sama will be the one to inherit this house.”
“Oh, that’s right… if you ask me, Sanbac-sama, he didn’t seem to inherit the characteristics of the lord?”
“Right? The lord has brown hair and blue eyes, and Sanbac-sama has dark hair and green eyes. It seems that the madam has a black hair so he must’ve inherited her genes.”
“Bluemary-sama has a lot in common with the lord.”
“Yes, she has brown hair and blue eyes. You can tell if she’s the master’s child because she has brown hair and blue eyes.”
“Doesn’t that make things awkward…? He’s the only one who’s different.”
“But the siblings are very close, aren’t they?”
“That’s because they think they’re real brothers, isn’t it?”
“Yeah, I don’t know how I’m going to look at Sanbac-sama tomorrow after hearing all this.”
“You don’t need to worry about that. We only serve the Balsam family after all. We have to treat everyone equally, or we’ll be afraid of what will happen later.”
“Well, I suppose you’re right!”
(I’ve heard great things…)
I close the door softly and stand in the hallway.
I haven’t gotten to know Sanbac that well yet, but it’s somewhat awkward…. And the pressure of the fact that I might be the heir to this house stretches over me.
(No, no! As long as I can avoid the downfall route, I don’t care what people think, I’m going to follow in Sanbac’s footsteps. Let me have it! Yes! That’s better!)
I convinced myself and looked for the bluemary again.
I turned the doorknobs one after the other and suddenly the door opened with a clatter. “Ah…” I raised my voice. I was surprised to hear a voice say, “Who’s there?”
I was surprised and couldn’t reply as soon as I heard it.
Then Sanbac appears from inside the room. His eyes meet mine and we both look at each other.
I’m relieved to see that it’s Sanbac’s room. But then I’m reminded of what happened earlier and it’s a little awkward.
But a normal five-year-old wouldn’t understand that. So, as usual, “Brother!” I called out to him.
“What’s the matter, Toru?”
“You know what! I’m playing hide-and-seek with my sister! I’m the demon!”
When I said that, he said, “I see.” He agreed with me.
(Good! After all, Operation Hide and Seek was a success!)
“But it’s dangerous to open the door recklessly. There’s a chance someone was having an important meeting inside, so be careful,” I’m warned.
“Ah!” I responded cheerfully and turned to leave.
But I was stopped by Sanbac.
“What’s going on? Brother?”
“Yeah, I’ll do the good stuff.” I was told, and when I walked into the room, Sambac handed me candy in colored wrappers from a drawer.
“What? Can I have this?”
“Yeah, the whole squad shared it, but I’m not very good at this sort of thing, so I’ll give it to Toru.”
“Whoa! Thank you! Can I have a quick bite?”
I’ve had an unparalleled sweet tooth since before I was born. For the first time in this world, I have a sweet in my mouth, so the tension is quite high.
Among the many, I threw a red wrapper thing into my mouth.
The taste of chocolate spreads in my mouth.
“Well, good. Don’t tell Blue Marie, okay?”
“Yes, thank you! I love you, brother!”
(Alright, let’s increase Sanbac’s favorability here. We might get into a dispute about the succession later on.)
I tell Sanbac.
“I like Toru too” Sambac replied happily.
Later, we safely find Bluemary in the kitchen and we take turns.
(Where shall we hide?) As I thought about it, it occurred to me that I could go to Sanbac’s again and get something sweet to eat.
I visited Sanbac’s room again, skipping around.
“Brother~” I knocked on the door, and a blonde-haired, green-eyed person, not my brother, peeked out from inside.
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