Chapter 67: Preparing for the party is quite a hassle

Three days later, the completed dress exceeded Linea’s expectations by a wide margin.

“Oh, this is…”

It was too luxurious.

One dress was made by layering several layers of white chiffon like petals, then layering a beautiful blue chiffon like a lake surface, and sewing 3D chiffon roses into the neckline and shoulder of the bell sleeves like vines.

It was a dress that reminded me of a white ripple on a lake shore and a flower garden in full bloom around it.

The other dress was made of a very pale orange or pinkish-gray lustrous silk, with beautiful and delicate silver lace embroidered as flowers along the edge.
The same lace was gathered in several layers on the sleeves and sewn into the neckline.
The small flashes in between were diamonds.

Both were dresses with excess.

I can’t decide on just one…

Anxiety begins to well up in my heart.

“This blue dress was designed and ordered in detail by your foster father, Count Radin.
He is said to have checked the process repeatedly, including the color and flower arrangement.”


I inwardly scream.
To go to such lengths to make it.

“You’re not so bad yourself, Lars.
You had to pick out the lace yourself.
You must have chosen the color many times over.”

Oh my.

I almost let out a shocking sigh, which is unbecoming of a young lady.

I can’t believe it was made to such a detailed order.
I was a little taken aback by how much passion was put into the dress.

It would have been fine not to make such a luxurious dress.

…I thought, but on second thought, in order to stand next to the beautiful Lars-sama and participate in the royal palace party, I may have needed something like this.

I may have needed to put in effort into the dress to make my appearance look better.


“Both are too beautiful to choose from.”

Even if I am told to try on either one, I want to try on both.

Even if I try to choose the more glamorous one, both are glamorous in different ways.

In the first place, I am not particularly attached to dresses.
I buy new dresses for each season, but I have never had the desire to show them off to someone, stand out, or be praised.

After all, no matter what I wear, I will only be called the daughter of the devil-like Count.

In fact, I thought it might be better to come out in a completely black dress, as a matter of irony.

As a result, I ended up with a fairly safe and popular dress.

“It doesn’t seem like you’re particularly passionate about dresses.”

Lars-sama seemed to understand my thoughts.

“Don’t all women like dresses?”

Asher-sama, who seemed the least concerned, made the most indifferent comment.
I think it’s because he doesn’t escort women to parties himself, so he doesn’t feel the need.
Oh well.

Even if I didn’t go to parties, I wouldn’t have to worry so much.

“I don’t want to be rude to Lars-sama, who made the dress with such care, so I’d like to hear Katie’s opinion.”

I turned my gaze to the maid who were spreading out the dresses.

“Katie, which one do you like?”

I intentionally asked Katie for her preference.
If I asked which one was better, I think she would feel too responsible to give her opinion freely.

“I think Lars-sama’s dress is good,” Katie said, glancing briefly at Lars-sama.

If I asked for opinions while Lars-sama was around, it was certain that she would give Lars-sama the full benefit of the doubt.
After all, Lars-sama is currently Katie’s employer.

But perhaps Katie also thought that she was not expressing her own opinion enough, as she explained the reason for her choice.

“It’s not just the color of this beautiful dawn-like dress, but the silver thread lace is so beautiful and will make My Lady Linea stand out even more, I think.”

“I’m glad you appreciate the compliment.”

Lars-sama seems to have felt Katie’s feelings and only says thanks.

“Um, how about Ileana? Stepmother’s dress is also hard to throw away.”

With this way of speaking, it would be easy to praise your stepmother’s dress even in front of your employer.
In fact, if this question were to lead to choosing Lars-sama’s dress, it seems that Ileana would prefer it.

Ileana answered with an understanding expression.

“It seems that Count Radin’s dress will make My Lady look very elegant and cute for a woman of her age.
The Duke’s dress, on the other hand, might highlight My Lady’s dignity.
Would you like to choose the dress you will wear on the day based on this difference?”

“I see.”

What Ileana told me is very useful.
I should think about how I look in a dress and how I want to show myself at the royal party.

“Lars-sama said that he wanted to increase my allies at the party.
Should I wear a soft atmosphere or would it be better to attract attention from those around me?”

Lars-sama chose the stage.
Ultimately, I should wear a dress that follows his wishes.

“That’s right.”

Lars-sama nodded.

“I wanted to change other people’s impressions of you.
Considering your previous impressions, it might be better for you to give a friendly and easy-to-talk-to impression.
That is to say.”

He gives a bitter smile.

“I also wanted to see you a little bit in the dress made by Count Radin.”

I am relieved.
Now the dress selection is over.

“Then, I would like to wear the dress that my foster father has prepared for me.”

“Can you leave the choice of accessories to me, Miss Linea?”

“Of course, Lars-sama.”

Finally, the dress selection is over.

Feeling relieved, Lars-sama quickly gave instructions to Irene.

“Ileana, can you bring the box of accessories? Something that goes with that dress.”

“Yes, sir.”

Ileana bowed and quickly left, then returned with a few boxes of jewels.

The amber-colored wooden jewel box does not seem to contain anything important at first glance.
Probably for security.

However, when the box is opened, beautiful sparkling jewels appear.

Diamonds, aquamarine, rubies, sapphires…

“I think aquamarine is the best match for the dress among these.”

Lars-sama picked up a silver necklace with a beautiful green aquamarine and diamond arranged in the shape of a plant.

“Ileana, please prepare some earrings that go with this.
I think I have some.”

“I understand.”

Now the decorations are also decided.

“Thank you for everything.”

I don’t know how to thank him, so first I will express my gratitude to Lars-sama.

Then Lars-sama shows a slightly mischievous smile.

“I was planning to prepare clothes to match Miss Linea’s dress, so I’m glad you decided quickly.
My late mother, for example, took about three days to decide on the color of her dress.”

I just laugh for now.

Women do tend to take a long time to choose a dress.
It’s not that Lars-sama’s mother was particularly indecisive.

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