Nigotta Hitomi no Lilianne – Chapter 176.5

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Lilianne of the Observatio
The boys and girls behind His Highness were apparently Theo’s classmates or members of the student council-like organization.
There were people at ease who seemed to be accustomed to this and also those who were stiff from nervousness.
Being a noble or a commoner in the academy Theo attends is irrelevant, but the number of commoners decreases considerably at the junior high division.
That’s because graduating from the elementary division is generally enough.

Therefore, the nervous children were most likely commoners.
Well, Theo also doesn’t care about the status. That’s why they must have been invited to the birthday party in the first place.

Theo talked with those nervous children with a gentle smile, and the stiffness of the smiles of the nervous children lessened a bit.


As expected of Oniisama.
He’s concerned about them so naturally! The Silver Flash Noble is living up his reputation!


After having fun with the boys and girls for a while, the group moved somewhere in the party hall.
After that, Theo entertained the guests that continuously kept arriving.
Even though it’s Theo’s birthday, the leading actor is keeping the guests company. I thought that this might be the nature of the Great Nobility that is the Christophe family, but thinking that doing this wouldn’t be like me, so I felt a bit relieved.
I should leave things like these entirely to Oniisama and Oneesama.


Nothing special happened with His Highness afterward, but Ena and Obaasama who were watching Theo entertain the guests whispered among themselves.

They were talking in low voices, but I heard it all because I was sitting on top of Obaasama’s lap. His Highness was apparently coming this way.
His objective was most likely Ellie.

Ellie who heard that from Obaasama frowned with a complex expression, but she immediately pulled herself together and made her usual face… or not, her expression was obviously showing that she wants to be somewhere different right at the moment.
A fleeting gloominess floated on her face.


Is Ellie like this in the academy, I wonder…
If she was reading a book right now, anyone would think that she’s a secluded young lady.
She’s a wolf in a sheep’s clothing.


While admiring such Ellie, the Prince in question arrived.
He left the circle of boys and girls and came by himself.

Answering the prince who came over, everyone stood up to welcome him.


“Long time no see. Great Heroes of Our Ovent, Annela-sama, Roland-sama.”

“It has been a while, Prince Genovi.”

“Long time no see, Your Highness. I am glad you seem to be doing well. However, I am not going to hand our Ellie to you.”

“My, oh my, Dear… fufu.”


His Highness showed a startled face at the sudden words of Ojiisama, but he immediately fixed his expression and acted as if nothing happened.
It may seem that Obaasama is caring only about me, but she’s properly doting on Theo and Ellie as well.
I can’t put it in words, but His Highness must have sensed the sharpness in the atmosphere too.
I, who is being hugged in Obaasama’s arms can tell that His Highness’ magical power was shrinking back considerably.


Well, anyone would want to run after being cornered by these two.
Just by being able to keep his expression up, I can tell that he’s wise at this age. It seems that he’s not on Theo’s level just yet though.
If His Highness was followed by the nervous boys and girls Theo had to look after, they wouldn’t be able to stand up from fear.


“I, I would like to talk about that properly the next time…”

“Let’s see, if you want Ellie, you have to defeat me first.”

“My, my… that’s good thinking.”

“Eh!? N, no, umm… Ro, Roland-sama… please don’t jest.”

“I have obtained An the same way. I am ready anytime. Of course, you can go even now!”


Ojiisama’s aura told me that he wasn’t joking. He was saying that seriously.


I understand that he’s incredibly doting towards his grandchildren, but to this degree! To this extent!?


The magical power of the person in question, His Highness, has also grown completely pale.
He’s also trembling a bit, this guy is hopeless. Hopeless, I say!


“Jii~ji, it’s Nii~ni’s birthday, you know?”

“Ohhh… you are right, you are right. You are so admirable, Lily! I will turn a blind eye today. Quickly return to the other bunch, Genovi.”

“Y, yes!”


Ojiisama looked at me completely like a good-natured old man, but when he spoke to His Highness with a cold magical power, His Highness escaped as fast as he could.
I was thinking whether it was fine to speak with His Highness like that, but Ojiisama and Obaasama are the Great Heroes of Ovent, and key figures of the Christophe Household, so something like this shouldn’t be a problem…


How do I say this… Your Highness, Amen.


I saw off the panicking Prince while having my cheeks rubbed after getting moved from Obaasama’s soft arms into Ojiisama’s very hard pectorals.

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