The World Without My Sister Who Everyone Loved - Chapter 17
Nacht’s head maid was thorough. She wasn’t one to overlook the amount of time it takes to make custom clothes.
From the time Anna was wanted, Mrs. Deborah asked for some ready-made clothes that were roughly Sienna’s size. They were the one in the trunk over there.
Anna rummaged the trunk with an ambitious attitude. She wasn’t calm, as she hoped to make the solemn child that seemed somewhat depressed a little brighter. Thus, she pulled out a dress in the color of a cute chick, which looked like a terrifying youthful yellow to Sienna.
There were no likes or dislikes about clothes, but Sienna knew. That wasn’t her taste.
“As you know, there’s nothing special about ready-to-wear in our dressing room. But at the request of the Grand Duke of Nacht, I brought some sample clothings.”
The sample clothes that were presented by season showed a good representation of the fashion of the year and the ability of the dressing room.
Naturally, it was made from the highest quality of fabric and subsidiary materials, and it was a garment made with a sentimental touch from the owner from the beginning to the end.
“It’s a piece made with effort that is fit to be the clothes of a queen or a princess. I’d like to give it to you as a present.”
“Thank you very much! If you have those clothes, you can start your classes tomorrow.”
Like a bolt out of the blue again?
Sienna’s words meant ‘what exactly…’, but Mrs. Deborah understood it in a different way and raised her nose.
“It’s all thanks to my sympathy that this Deborah urgently considered your education.”
Thanks to me, the tutor said that he got attached so quickly. Sienna was just laughing.
‘Lets see if you’ve changed, my tutor…’
Sienna’s former tutor was a wizard who belonged to the Myeongwang Army under the command of the Grand Duke.
Like Sienna, he was a great person from an orphanage who entered the military academy and succeeded in joining the Myeongwang Army, but Sienna had no good memories of him.
“The Grand Duke of Nacht is the most courageous and loyal to the Empire.”
The tutor hated Siena, too.
“I have given you mercy for an orphan like you. Remember that I have been gracious.”
When I recalled the dim memory of a tutor who was gritting his teeth, I realized something.
‘He was jealous of me.’
He was an orphan just the same, but he took the entrance examination to the military academy with all his might, and while it was with difficulty that he stepped into the Myeongwang Army, he failed to get ahead, thus becoming a teacher for orphans like Sienna.
On the other hand, Sienna was rumored to have been lucky to have caught the eye of the Grand Duke.
‘It’s a more difficult condition for the truth not to be distorted.’
Well, it can’t be helped. It was not something that Sienna could not understand, that he was jealous, because she thought she was lucky without knowing it all.
The problem was that he spent more time pouring out his feelings of inferiority than teaching class.
‘His Majesty happened to like you… You’re lucky. Thank him for the rest of your life and it will still not be enough!
Every hour, Sienna was repeatedly educated about how great Nacht was and how great it was for such a humble orphan like her.
It was an education accompanied by insults and smacking.
‘I was always threatened that if I didn’t become a useful wizard, I’d be kicked out and sent back to the orphanage.’
However, he did not give much help for her to become a useful wizard.
While Sienna was lost in one thought or another, Anna and Mrs. Deborah decided to match all of Sienna’s clothes together and reached a near-perfect agreement.
Five outdoor dresses, five casual clothes, three pajamas, a cape, a riding suit, and a variety of other clothing. This was the amount agreed to prepare for the first time, and it cost so much that I didn’t even want to know about it.
Mrs. Deborah even counted all the money in the blank checks given by the Grand Duke.
“You can go to the top of the Nacht Street and claim what you want.”
“Oh, my God…”.
Anna’s hand trembled when receiving the first blank check of the Grand Duke Nacht, but surprisingly, Sienna was not very shaken.
I already knew well enough that there was money to rot in the Nacht family. It was an enormous size that could be wasted on useless things, and it was not Sienna’s will to stop it.
‘You’ll all know.’
Anyway, these clothes were justly received by me, so I thought I could take some buttons with me when I enter the military school later. It was much better than Ashiel’s random flower gift.
Mrs. Deborah, who was satisfied after the long session, declared.
“Have a good rest today, as you’ll be taking difficult classes starting tomorrow. I’m sure the Grand Duke has given you a good teacher.”
It was something you could say because you didn’t know the situation. But Sienna had no intention of telling her in advance.
‘I’ll have to experience it tomorrow anyway.’
Maybe this time, since I am getting a teacher three months early, a different teacher may come.
Whatever it is, it is clear that it is not important for Sienna.
* * *
The next morning was bright, and Sienna ate as she was told, and then was dressed up in a chick-colored outfit that seemed to make her look crazy.
“You look better than I thought. The color of your eyes and the color of your hair look like a bloom of forsythia!”
Sienna, the main character of the praise, looked gravely in the mirror and swept the hem.
Delicate frills and lace with a small saw-like shape of cherry blossom petals. In the meantime, of course, the cute and lovely design of the dress with ribbons hanging lightly like waltz dancers was not new.
‘I don’t know what the button on this side is made of, but it’s some kind of gem. I have gold trimmings, ribbons of high quality silk, and expensive lace.’
Even if it was a bit out of fashion, it could be sold out as a whole. Even if they sell subsidiary materials in pieces because they failed to do so, they would be able to take a proper amount for them.
At least you don’t have to worry about the monthly rent for half a year.
Thinking about it like that, I thought that I could not stand this lively color that makes people smile.
‘Half year’s rent!’
For Sienna, this dress felt more reassuring than the armor worn by knights on the battlefield.
There’s no such thing as an insane person who thinks about the design of armor on the battlefield.
Sienna pledged to love the clothes for half a year, and without prejudice and discrimination in the future.
“Now, shall we go.”
Satisfied, though each with different thoughts, Mrs. Deborah and Sienna soon set out to study.
But Sienna, as it always happened in the past few days, faced a situation outside of the current situation.
In a sunny room, a blackboard and podium were placed and a desk was seen. It was a good room, where carpets and cushions were placed in the corner so as to not forget creating a comfortable atmosphere.
The problem is, there were two desks for small children, and one of them was for Michael.
“I have to study for class, too.”
Of course it’s something that I was going to get from a tutor, I couldn’t question further.
I have to do it, but it was annoying to choose words and talk to look like a child.
(T/N: Remember she originally was older in her past life, So she has to start over now and speak like a child, despite her older aged mentality.)
“What are you doing? Hurry up and don’t sit here.”
I didn’t want to, but I couldn’t do much. Sienna sat next to Michael.
Michael stared at Sienna to the point that it was starting to become a burden.
‘…Is he a cat?’
His beautiful eyes were raised up and the static, unblinking expression really looked like one.
It didn’t mean he was cute. Then and now, Sienna didn’t like small animals like cats.
“…You said you’d buy new clothes.”
“It’s less disturbing.”
(T/N: He’s expressing his distaste for her old clothes, He’s actually being nice and wanting her to have nice clothes.) (P/N: Such a tsun.)
Sure, but it’s half a year’s rent. Despite being a good match and not a good match, it should not be worth the cost of a village. That way, it would be worth spending money.
While Sienna was so convinced, Michael turned his head in excitement.
“You two have gotten along well.”
For Sienna, each of Mrs. Deborah’s conclusions were at a level that she didn’t want to correct. I didn’t want to know why Michael didn’t refute, instead having a shy expression.
Fortunately, the tutor in question appeared at that point.
“Excuse me, I’m… Hmm?
He was a man who looked more neat than I thought. My memory was blurry, so I couldn’t clearly tell if he was my old home teacher or not.
The tutor muttered with a confused expression.
“I’m sorry, but I heard that I will only be in charge of education for the girl here….”
“Young Master came to observe.”
Michael shrugged. It was clear that he liked the title of ‘observer’ given by Mrs. Deborah.
“Oh, I see.”
I didn’t know what it was, but the tutor hurriedly nodded as if he thought it would be better not to interfere.
“I am Samuel Lowell, who will be in charge of her classes from today. You can call me Mr. Lowell.”
She heard the name, but nothing came to mind.
“Mr. Lowell. Take good care of me.”
“You’re welcome. Please also take good care of me. Then, I will start the class right away.”
As her class was about to begin, Mrs. Deborah quietly left.