When Addie comes back, will she be able to compose any dialogue?
Letting things went unresolved, Mary sped up her paces to a classroom .
Patrick and Alicia were already inside; upon seeing Mary’s form, Patrick apologized with an awkward laugh “I’m sorry for troubling you . ”
Alicia who stood beside him was showing a fretful expression, she appeared about to cry………No, her eyes were somewhat tinted with red, mayhap she was crying until a moment ago .
Alicia was alarmed as she spotted Mary, almost automatically her shoulders leapt .
Realizing that, Patrick affectionately and gently stroked her petite shoulder .
“Mary, you should have figured out the reason you’re called . ”
“Yes, I’m going to be dumped by you . ”
Mary smirked .
Confronted by such an intrepid grin, Patrick smiled wryly; only Alicia’s face was growing aghast witnessing their exchange .
Hence, she raised her voice to interpolate “Please wait!”
“Mary-sama, I-I…… . . Your engagement… . . !”
“Alicia, I’ve said earlier, right?”
“But Patrick-sama, after all I………… . I wish for you to have a marriage which is acknowledged by everyone . ”
Looking at Alicia’s weeping figure, Mary recalled Addie’s speech previously .
From how their interchange proceeded, apparently she wanted to back off .
In fact, Alicia appealed to Patrick that Mary is an appropriate companion for him . Considering their social status, the impacts and their surrounding it’s a sound assessment . Mary and Patrick were a perfect political-marriage couple .
Of course, it was decided without the consent of the people involved, still this was what marriage of conventional fundamentally entailed .
Thence Alicia pleaded for some time, listening to her full-of tears entreaty Patrick was struggling hard to stop her but to a futile attempt; Mary blew an air .
“You bumpkin girl, are you trying to offer me a man?”
She called out to Alicia .
“……… . Mary-sama?”
Toward Mary’s disorienting endeavor, Patrick and Alicia gaped at her .
Unaffected by those two reactions, Mary continued to laugh daringly .
“Are you telling me that yours truly, Mary Albert, would be happy to receive a castoff man from a hayseed like you?”
Her boisterous laughter was incontestably of a villain’s one .
However, there’s no smidgen of being affronted in their behaviors, let alone a furor to her ridicules .
Naturally, Mary’s words held no offence . Honestly speaking, it’s her usual difficult-to-decipher way of communicating, in her own manner she was acceding their relationship .
“Mary, all of these troubles was me to blame . For the breaking of our engagement, I won’t mind if you stretch a reason that benefit you . “
“Oh my, thanks for your concern . ”
“Mary-sama……… . I, have no intention to be a hindrance for Mary-sama . I really think you two suit each other . So………”
“Please spare me from a man who fell to a country girl . ”
Intercepting her, Mary aligned her sight to Patrick’s .
His eyes were resolute, hand still draped around Alicia’s shoulder . Accepting Mary’s gaze, as if answering her, he met it unswervingly .
“Heretofore I’ve always abided my parent’ caprices to be a model successor of Dice House . Now it’s different, I’ll become a man Alicia’s wish for . I’ll live together with Alicia . ”
For Patrick’s pronouncement of his oath, Mary nodded contentedly .
Patrick was a dyed in the wool aristocrat gentleman . His paternal raised him so, and correspondingly he reacted so . And now he decided to throw everything away to be alongside Alicia .
I let go such a good man………… . , an ironical remark inadvertently drifted inside her mind, Mary chuckled frivolously .
“Well, how’re you planning to divulge this to your parent? After they meticulously nurtured an ideal son, nevertheless he instead chose a commoner girl . It won’t surprise me if they faint . ”
“I’ve no other choice but to persuade them . Yet if they can’t accept it, I’ll happily discard Dice House . ”
“No way, Patrick-sama!”
Patrick grabbed the blanched Alicia’s arm .
Their actions reminded Mary of Addie’s previous disagreements .
“For him to tumble from his pedigree”
Even if it was to become reality, Patrick’s aptitudes and talents wouldn’t be lost in the drain .
It’s obvious . His rank wasn’t what his parents bestowed to him; it’s something he achieved through utilizing his flairs and hard works . Sure, his family name was something he took for granted .
Moreover, even if Patrick was reduced to a mere commoner he might easily climb up again . He’s a resourceful man; rather he possibly could elevate his family to be a first-degree noble in one generation .
Nevertheless from Alicia’s angle, she’d not just deprive him off his family name but his connections to his blood relatives .
What she’d give in return is a plain live of a plebeian . It’s totally poles apart from how aristocracies have, inconvenient and ordinariness days .
Perchance, he might uplift his standing; regardless they’d be a meaningless labor he could avoid in the first place . ‘Love’s sacrifices’ may sound grand, yet the costs are clearly too hefty .
Scared of such possibilities, Alicia with glistening eyes frenziedly pulled Patrick’s arm and repetitively solicited, “Please don’t”
Looking at Alicia, Mary narrowed her eyes . If she hadn’t heard Addie’s talk, would she able to understand Alicia’s feeling?
Well, as she’s understood now……… . . Mary’s lips lifted up .
She got the hang of Alicia’s and Patrick’s circumstances . Patrick’s determination to live with Alicia, Alicia’s trepidation for robbing everything out of Patrick, both she could sympathize with .
For she commiserated them, let’s hear each of their opinions…… . .
, she wouldn’t beat around the bush; that’s Mary Albert’s persona .
“Since you’re that desperate to refuse it, don’t tell me are you after his fortunes?”
So you’re exposing your true face now? Mary sarcastically scoffed .
Hearing her question, Alicia inhaled deeply and with a pasty complexion glared at Mary .
“What nonsense is that!? I love Patrick-sama as a person . Even losing his social status, my feelings won’t ever change!”
Receiving Mary’s words, Alicia, while brimming with tears, for the first time declared so with unprecedented strength .
Being glared on, Mary involuntary heaved a sigh .
“Then, there’s no problem, isn’t it? Or is your fracas just for show?”
“Ah, Mary-sama…… . . I………”
*sob* sniveling, Alicia with gleaming eyes met Mary’s gaze .
But in respond to that, Mary announced that she was sick and tired of it and dampened the whole mood .
Word of gratitude like, ‘thank you’ was essentially something unsuited to be directed to a villain . She didn’t have the hobby of being victimized, nonetheless being thanked for was totally embarrassing for her, and she didn’t like it .
“I’ve zero intention to say ‘congratulation’ . However, well, you can count on me to conceive my father instead . ”
“It’s through and through a word of congratulation from you Mary, thank you . ”
Accepting Patrick’s relieved voice, Mary finally felt she cannot stand it anymore and want to turn her heels from them .
In front of her there’s a quivering girl with an exultant countenance, plus she’s thanking her, even she wasn’t a villain lady, it’s an excruciating occurrence for her .
Hence, Mary hurriedly dashed out and opened the classroom’s door…… . Addie was leaning on the wall as his eyes rounded .
“To eavesdropping is a bad manner, you know . ”
“In that situation I can’t possibly come inside, right?”
“Well, that’s true . Then, did you buy my drink?”
“………… . Eh?”
What’re you talking about? Dodging the question, Addie seemingly to have remembered their conversation a while ago and quickly conjured an answer .
“W-well, you see, the cafeteria! The cafeteria is still open, so I thought rather than buying a drink it’d better to have a tea after your conversation end!”
“………… . It’s simply unbelievable, but I’ll buy your lie . ”
“I’ve prepared Black Tea and cakes . After all, today is a celebration!”
“Celebration? If you’re referring to Patrick and Alicia’s engagement isn’t it too soon?”
“No today is the celebration of you getting dumped, Ojou . ”
“If you wish, I don’t mind to celebrate your dismissal appointment . ”
In respond to his habitual un-servant-like insolence – moreover to a lady who’s just been discarded – Mary ferociously glowered at him .
……… . . Nevertheless, she’s more disappointed as Addie’s face was flourishing outlandishly . ‘This attendant, he’s extremely happy that his master’s engagement got terminated . ’(Mary)
Without uttering any complaint to Addie, Mary sighed, then she heard blissful voices of a girl and a boy, once again she heaved a sigh .
Incidentally, as she told her father about her engagement cessation, his very first words were
“Ah, as I expected”
Furthermore, he added .
“I’ve thought that he’d resign from it,” being told so, even Mary wanted to cry .
There’s so much things to comment on in this chapter, from Addie funny and blatant demeanor to Mary pitiful quandary with irresponsible people surrounding her . I want to pat Mary’s head and deliver one or two good punches to her father who still could say that after he’s so easily engaged her to Patrick . Arg, geez… . .