Hello my sister. How are you? How are the things there in the mansion? I never heard about you nor receive a letter from you these past few days. I’m having regrets now. I should have not spare your life if it will be like this. I’m sorry for being a failure older brother to you. If only mom, dad, Tyler and Terrence are still alive. I think they can pass through this. They can solve this matter with a feat.
Our little sister, I’m sorry if brother can’t be with you now. I will be executed tomorrow. I hope you will find your will and strength to continue living rather than walking like a dead every day. I’m wishing you a great life, our little Claire. I know we never once showed and acted as your older brothers. However, we really love you as our youngest sister.
Claire put the letter down and gaze at the small bottle beside the letter. She picks up the bottle and open it.
“Brothers, mother and father. I’m very sorry for being weak. I let myself being fooled and used like a toy. I promise you next time in my life. I want you to be my family again and I swear I’ll you guys,” tears streaming down from her eyes, “It’s all my fault. If I will be given a second chance, I will correct every mistake I made in this life.”
Claire drink the bottle up to its bottom. In a second she holds her chest as it was burning and something squeezing it. She can’t breathe and blood came dripping out from her mouth. She knows it was a poison and it was her goal to die in that way. She lost all her will to live when she got nothing left.
“CLAIRE! CLAIRE!” a voice calling her out of nowhere.
I can feel my body was shaken by someone and softly tapped my cheeks. They are calling my name to wake me up. I slowly opened my eyes and saw their worried faces while gazing at me.
“Thank goodness baby, you woke up!” the handsome middle age man who holds me suddenly hug me tightly.
“I thought you will never open your eyes, Claire,” the beautiful middle age woman is crying, “Quickly! Let’s take her back to her room and wait for the arrival of doctor Falone.”
The man carries me gently and walk me towards the room. When we enter he slowly put me down on the bed. I was sitting on the bed while facing them. They sit on my side while the man was behind the woman.
“Claire is there something you need?” the woman asks.
“Or are you hurt somewhere?” the man asks.
My parents are alive? How come? I thought they were all dead. How come also I’m still breathing. I perfectly remember that I drank the poison on the bottle.
“Don’t worry I’m fine,” I beam at them. They sigh of relief and smile at me.
“Thank goodness,” mom said.
“Still you have to see a doctor,” father sternly said.
“Yes, father,” I obediently agree.
They look at me with surprise. Like they are seeing a ghost in front of them.
“Is there anything wrong?” I ask confusedly.
“Are you really sure your fine?” mom confirming.
“You agree just like that. Like an obedient child,” dad said like it was an absurd thing to happen.
“Am I not a filial child all this time?”
I do admit that I never had a good impression on the people even to my family. As the only daughter I was spoiled by my parents that even my brothers doesn’t like my personality but still they loved me as their sister. I’m a spoiled brat that what I wants, I will get. I have a short tempered and always throw tantrums whenever I don't get what I want.
My parents just giving me what I want. They scold me yes and give me punishments to learn my mistakes. Yet, I know they can’t endure me for I was their only daughter and that thought I took for granted. Didn’t think that one day will come, my family will face its end in miserable way because of my doings and wrong decisions I’ve made.
“No, it just you never want to see doctor,” mom awkwardly laugh.
“Is that so,” I reply to her.
A moment later the doctor arrives and check my healthy.
“Fortunately, there is nothing major injuries she gains from falling from a tree. It is just only those small scratches,” the doctor announces happily.
“That is good to hear doctor,” mom said smiling.
“Now, if there is nothing more. I leave now. I need to go to the hospital.”
“Yes doctor, thank you for coming,” father said.
“Now young lady, you are forbidden to climb a tree. You got us scared.”
“Yes mother. It will not ever happened again. Me falling from the tree,” I smile.
“This child, really.”
I giggle at them. Mom hugged me and I hug her back. Dad hug mother and I. I have been given a chance to reborn. I travelled back in time where everyone is still alive and well. I remember this day where I fell from a tree. I climb a tree out of my rebellious act as to they didn’t permit me to go with my brother in the palace. I want badly to go with them because I want to see the first prince. Since, in the past I was really blind. An idiot who didn’t realize that she was being used.
Yes, that is right. I won’t let this family be ending up in tragic fate again. That happened because I’m so weak and all I can think is getting married to the first prince. Even my family supporting for the throne is the second prince. The previous me pushed her wants to be wed to the first prince. I even held against and bully Sophia. Since Sophia is the kind beautiful girl the first prince meets after we got married. When the prince sat on the throne he announced our divorcement. Since, his reason is that he truly loves Sophia. I was only a pawn that had already served its purpose. To help him sit on the throne without a sweat.
Thus, I really married the first prince because of my status, the daughter of the duke. This power can bring a strong hold in the throne. The duke Leerstrom family is not a weak after all. We are one of the nobilities who can withstand with the royalty besides duke Amblecrown, the Amblecrown family who has a royal bloodline. But because of this power and struggling for throne, adding my stupidity in the past made my family faced the tragic and miserable ending in their life.
In this life, I swear I will never lose again from someone and end up dying pathetically. The end I experienced once, is not where the curtains will fall down. Instead it is where my curtains will rise up and show to them that this woman will perform a magnificent play for them to be entertained. I will be the one who will have the last stand in this second life.
Since the accident I’m starting to change even my personality and attitude then a rumors started to spread inside and outside of the duke mansion. I am the only daughter and the youngest sibling of the Duke Leerstrom family. I have a three older brother; one is my twin but consider my older brother for he came first before me. The first son and the successor of the duke title, Terrence Leerstrom. The most responsible and strict brother as what the novel says so. Second son, Tyler Leerstrom, the happy go lucky and always smiling person of the Leerstrom family, and the last but not the least, the naughty son, twin of Claire, Clarence Leerstrom.We aren’t close in the past. However, I’m determined to change that fate. I will be happy together with my family not like the previous life that we are regretting fo
The knight stops when he notices that the lady he is walking with is not walking anymore. Claire is standing still while looking at the man who appeared in front of her walking on the opposite side of the hallway. She holds her dress and grip tightly.CLAIRE POVI know this is a palace where he lived. However, the palace is so big that seeing him is a small chance after all. Still, why now? Why it has to be now? I grip tighter on my dress. I’m not ready to face this man. The man whom I experience being in love and be hurt all at once. The man who played me and used as his pawns without a conscience. The man who never care for you or your sentiments. I want to charge on him and slice off his head.&nb
“You may take your leave now. I will take Lady Claire from here,” Reimir, the second prince order to the knight.The knight bow and give me the basket. He turns his back and walk towards the door and open it. Before he went outside I called him, “Sir knight”“My lady?” he faces me.“Wait a minute.”I put the basket on the center table and get my hankie from my pocket. I grab some cookies from the basket and put it in the hankie then secure them. I walk towards the knight and hand over my hankie with coo
Since I know the way like it was on the back of my hand. I successfully reached the garden of the palace. However, the garden is quite big where you can play chase games, and hide and seek. So I need to roam for a bit in this garden to look for my father. Though, I remember that there is a pavilion here, five exactly. One on each of the corner and one on the middle.“I guess. I’ll start at the middle.”I walk towards the middle of the garden. The garden has short and high bushes wall with varies of flowers. While walking around the garden I’m amuse on how the garden stay beautiful before and after I became the queen of the country. I reached the center and I saw my father and the king on the pavilion talking. I walk towards them w
Ever since the discussion they had with the king, Claire requested to his father to look for a teacher for her in swordsmanship. Claire’s parents and brothers did not allow her to have that kind of lesson. Thus, she decided to sneak out from the mansion and secretly look for a teacher. While she was roaming around the market in disguising as a commoner she also had fun watching the streets with so many side stores, street performers, and etc.One time she went in a tavern. She is just curious for what a tavern be look like. Also, she heard that she could find a good swordsman in those kind of places. Claire enter the tavern and directly went towards the bartender in the counter area and sat.“What can I help you miss?” the bartender ask
Claire and the unknown man ran as fast they could and far as they can. Claire looks back wondering if those men are still chasing after them. She stops and pull her hand back when she saw there is nothing chasing them.“Why the hell we run?” Claire asking while catching her breathes.The unknown man stops and look at Claire. He checked if there is someone still chasing them. When he saw nothing then he stands straight and catch his breathe.“You run with me but you didn’t know why are we running?” the unknown man asks unbelievably.
Tomorrow morning, as what they planned. The two of them meet up at their meeting place and start their training lesson on the woods. Claire did all her best to learn how to wield a sword without knowing it is the prince himself is the one teaching her.Every day they meet up for training lesson and every day the prince himself is watching, amused, to the little lady sweating to learn every teaching he taught. Prince Reimir stand behind of the lady while holding her arms and waist. To teach her how to hold the sword, the position and the movement when swaying it. Claire doesn’t give malice on their body being near to each other as she was so focus on learning. On the other hand, Prince Reimir can smell her sweet fragrance catching his attention greatly.&
“Claire, it seems you are so busy these past few days. I barely see you here in the mansion,” her mother said.“I’m very sorry mother. I’m just having so much fun on the book I read. It has really a great story. So I always look for a place where I can be alone.”“Oh what story it is?”Latest chapter