lower confection as a comparison.
But the house butler…

I remember the white pointed mustaches and the beautifully combed white hair of the house butler of the Duke’s family.

Maybe the butler often tries flower confection because he is a servant? If that’s the case, when you work at this Duke’s house, you might be able to put flower confection in your mouth at a relatively high rate.

“I want you to eat various things and there may be other things I want you to cooperate with, so don’t worry… That’s a difficult way to put it in a fluffy way.”

Lars-sama thinks for a moment and adds on.

“In addition to eating flower sweets, there are other things I would like your cooperation with.
For now, ask for things you need in your daily life just as you did when you were at home.
And when you lend your hand to other things, I will give you a reward in the form of a reward.”

Then Lars-sama chuckles.

“Besides, as long as you have a skill, you will not be abandoned from the house you entered as a foster child, and you should be treated with respect.
Especially Assistant High Priest Calva, will not abandon you as promised.
It would be good if you knew that much.”

After thanking Lars-sama for saying this, I decided to return to my own room.

Just as I started walking out into the corridor, Asher-sama, who had been standing silently behind Lars-sama until now, comes out.


I thought he was going out somewhere, but he caught up to me.

“What you really want to know isn’t that, right?”

“Huh…?”

I stopped walking, looking up at Asher-sama who was lined up beside me, and averted my eyes.

I met his purple eyes.

“Lars has a reason and can’t just bring anyone into his family.
That’s why the talk went to the Assistant High Priest.
But just because the mediation is over doesn’t mean he will let go.
You should feel reassured.”

“…”

I didn’t know how to answer.

As I was at a loss, Asher-sama promptly left.

But I felt kindness from his back.


“What I… wanted to know.”

It was only when Asher-sama told me that I realized it.

Why Lars-sama, who was helping me, didn’t offer to be my guardian himself? I tried not to even think about the question.

If he had no intention of interacting with me outside of the confections, then his kindness was only because I had value as a useful person.
Even if it was temporary, I didn’t want to think that I wasn’t welcome as a member of the family.

That’s how much I, who had no one to rely on, was driven into a corner.

On the other hand, I didn’t want to expose that I was dependent on Lars-sama and be disliked.

Asher-sama saw through my feelings.

“Thank you.”

I tell him, who has already disappeared from sight, and return to the room——.

For some reason, I slept all day.

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