Translator : Ellionora
Editor : Bunnypillow
TN: change Merifa (メリファー) to Meliva
Chapter 16 Family Meeting
Ee– With this, the first family meeting will begin.
The participants are Father George, 52 years old, Mother Clara, 41 years old, Eldest Son Sieg, 25 years old, Second Son Aslein, 17 years old, Second Daughter Emil, 13 years old. Sieg’s wife and children are outsiders so, absent. The eldest daughter Meliva, 20 years old is married into another house so, absent. The third daughter Harutia, is only 6 years old so she will also absent. Although I said she’s absent, it’s just that she didn’t get informed.
After the kidnapping incident was settled, I finally returned home. I suddenly got called and was told to clearly explain about the incident, while all my family members were gathered around the desk with a heavy atmosphere. Father and eldest brother looked at me with a piercing gaze, as usual.
“Emil, didn’t you tell me that you couldn’t use magic!?”
“About that, when I said I couldn’t use magic…well that was a lie.”
“For you to lie to me, who do you think you are!!?”
Big brother suddenly slammed his hands on the desk and shouted at me. He most likely thought that I was making fun of him when I nonchalantly admitted I was lying to him. No no no, though I do think there is no need to so angry like that, I just don’t get it. What did I do to make him hate me like this.
“Nii-san, it’s okay right? I mean, thanks to that, Emil and Haru were saved anyways.”
“Aslein! Isn’t it your fault to spoil her too much like this that she started to get carried away!?”
“Sieg-oniisama, I do not get spoil by Lein-oniisama at all. Though I don’t know what made you feel unpleasant, please stop venting your anger at Lein-oniisama.”
Father told big brother to shut up, thinking that the talk wouldn’t be progressing if this continued. Then he look at me with his sharp gaze… and dropped the bomb.
“And, Who are you?”
“Dear, It’s not who right? Isn’t she Emil. It’s still early for you to grow senile. Fufufu”
Mother immediately put a tsukkomi at father’s word. Though it was mother who was senile, I didn’t feel like wanting to tsukkomi at her so I just ignored it.
When eldest brother and Lein-niisama heard what father said,”Ha!?” they were startled and looked at me.
Looks like father has noticed, that the current “Me” is different from the “Me” from the past.
“Father, I am your daughter Emil Vorst. I admit, that I am right now, different. Though it’s not like I am being possessed by an evil spirit, I am currently under a curse. Hmm that’s right for the example, let’s say there is a 1/5th of black tea inside a teacup. And after that we pour the 4/5th black tea later into the teacup, with that the teacup will be filled, no? Although the 4/5th part of the black tea was poured later, the content is still a black tea.”
“In other word, the teacup is your body and the black tea is your mind. Is it?”
“It’s really helps a lot when you get it so fast, father.”
“However, the original black tea that was blended together with the black tea that’s poured later, will change how the original black tea taste was.”
“Well well, isn’t it quite harsh? It’s exactly as you said. If I had said the truth, that my head was struck on a tree at the academy a few days ago, and since then I remembered my memory from my previous life.”
Father still stared at me with his usual expression, while mother seems like she doesn’t get the flow of the conversation. My two older brothers were looking at me while being dumbfounded. It’s better if you two close your mouth you know? Your good-looking face are spoiled. It’s can’t be helped if they thought that I was talking nonsense right now.
“Even if I said previous life, I’m not sure if that is my previous life. And I don’t have any way to prove it either. It’s just… that’s right, I do have a knowledge about what this world doesn’t have. Though in my previous life I was just a commoner with bad head, I too don’t have a specialized profession so even if I was asked about an advancement study subject, I can’t answer them.”
I talk with business smile. I can’t read father’s expression but I continue to talk.
“Father, I am Emil Vorst, your daughter. This is the truth without any speck of doubt. Even if a different brand of black tea was blended together with the original black tea, it’s not like the original black tea was not in there. The name of the blended black tea now is “Emil”. My wish is that when I graduate from the academy, “Emil Vorst” will be dead by an accident, after that I will try to live in another country. Right now I am still a kid, so until I graduate from academy it will help me very much if you could take care of me until then.”
I headed toward father who was sitting very still on the chair and lowered my head.
“Even if Emil changes, you are still my little sister.” Lein-niisama said, while patting my head, Lein-niisama’s expression was like he were wailing to god, though he didn’t cry.
“Father! Surely you don’t believe this nonsense do you? What’s more, to take care of her until graduation is far too convenient for her!”
“If it’s alright, I will pay it back for every cent you spent for me. There are many methods to earn money after all.”
“Then tell me those methods of yours, now!”
“Are there any idiots who would want to show all of their cards?”
While standing up with exaggerated movement, Sieg flared up to me.
Do you hate me that much?!
Brother return to his seat after father called his name. Father slowly opened his mouth.
“I understand what you saying. But I won’t give you(Emil) any free will to act. I will have you dedicate that body for this house, more broadly, for this country.”
“I understand. I will obey what father wishes for my entire lifetime.”
And then, the first family meeting ended, with the declaration that basically says there is no escape for me.
Why didn’t it go well? I can’t tell.
Trivial Info : Father has a magic power