Reincarnated As The Only Son (18 years old) Of The Arrogant And Wicked Marquis Family. - Chapter 19: Elena’s and Alan’s Misunderstanding.
- Reincarnated As The Only Son (18 years old) Of The Arrogant And Wicked Marquis Family.
- Chapter 19: Elena’s and Alan’s Misunderstanding.
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Elena’s and Alan’s Misunderstanding.
“Nee-sama, there’s something you need to hear…!”
“W-what happened…? You’re in such a hurry.”
Elena’s eyes widened when her brother came rushing toward her as soon as she got home, and she quickly stopped working on her assignment and turned her body around.
“You know what! You were right, Nee-sama! Beret-sama is a very kind man! From now on, I won’t believe the rumors either. I promise!”
“Ehh? Wwh-what’s with you suddenly…? Calm down for now.”
No wonder she was puzzled by her exuberant, bright-eyed brother.
Elena took a breath and urged her brother to sit down by tapping the seat next to her with a thump, while moving her eyebrows slightly.
“So, what the h**l is going on? Tell me in an orderly fashion so I can understand.”
“Uh-yes. After lunch today, I was studying in the library to return a book…”
Getting down to business, Elena learned the reason for Alan’s excitement.
“That’s when I met with Beret-sama and he discussed some management-related matters with me.”
“What? You consulted with Beret? No, he’s not the kind of person who uses the library. I think you must have the wrong person.”
“I wouldn’t make the mistake of asking him for advice!”
“That’s true, too… I’m sorry.”
Beret using the library. An incident that no one had ever seen before.
It was not surprising that she would be skeptical.
“But I’m sure Beret wasn’t ready to provide you with advice? It’s a difficult subject matter to get into for nothing.”
“No, it’s not. To be honest, if things continue as they are now, it would be more successful if Beret-sama ran the business… That’s what I thought.”
“You don’t have to be so modest. You’ve been studying for years. There is no way you could lose in that field of expertise.”
“I’ve been studying for a long time. I’m not being modest.”
Elena, who was smiling at the ‘liar’, looked at Alan.
Alan’s serious expression.
At this point, she didn’t have to be his sister to know that he was really saying what he meant.
“Beret-sama clearly told me the hard part about the concept I had come up with. There was no room for argument, he had a perspective that was many times broader than mine, and he even warned me about the weakness of my current aspirations… I really thought I couldn’t compete with him.”
“I know that you really mean it Alan, but…”
How could someone without knowledge beat someone with knowledge?
Elena found a ‘possibility of being persuaded in the argument,’ but Alan gave a completely different reason.
“Perhaps, but I think Beret-sama has better management skills than most people. With his title, it would not be surprising if he had been educated from an early age.”
“When you say management, do you mean organization management…?”
“I’ve already told you, Nee-sama, about it. I want to cook as much food as possible before it goes to waste and offer it free of charge to those who are in need of food.”
“Yes, you have.”
“In response to this, Beret-sama said,’If the person you offered free food to made up a story that you got sick because of the food, or that the food was poisoned, how would you take responsibility?’ and ‘The other party’s goal is money, and it is easy to make up evidence.'”
“Wait! That can’t happen. There’s no way that something this terrible… could happen.”
She was Elena, who knew no real examples and knew nothing of the world of betrayal. She denied it in slightly stronger terms, but she was easily denied back.
“No, I think it’s true. Because the policy that our father and mother are following is the same as the one that Beret-sama was talking about.”
“What did Beret tell you?”
“‘There are many people who take advantage of good intentions for personal gain. Not all people in this world are good people. It is because your father knows this that he discards the food even if it is wasted. If that restaurant doesn’t thrive, he can’t protect the lives of the employees who work for him.'”
Elena understood with these words.
Elena realized with these words why Alan’s concept of “how not to waste foodstuffs” had not been put into practice.
“I couldn’t have said it in a way that made sense, and I wasn’t thinking about it either. …But I’m not going to give it up because it’s my ideal.”
“Wait a minute. Did B-Beret really say that…?”
“He said it. I heard it with my own ears.”
I-It’s not p-possible…
That was what Elena thought.
“And, Beret-sama also taught me this. ‘Don’t wait for the time to ask for advice, but instead make the move so that you can ask for advice yourself. You already have a plan in your mind, so you need to insist on it as soon as possible and make the most of the time you have.’ It’s really great that Beret-sama could tell me what I’m missing after just a little consultation.”
“Hey, is that really the Beret I’m thinking of?”
“Yes, he is! I didn’t think there was such a person in the school.”
Beside Elena, who still doubted, Alan looked up at the ceiling.
She seemed to look at him with envy as she thought of ‘him’ there.
“That’s why, Nee-sama. In order not to let what Beret-sama advised me go to waste, I went to our father’s restaurant after school today and asked him to advise…. me earlier.”
“Ahh, That was why you came home so late. Wai- we’re not allowed to visit him while he’s at work!?”
“I know but, I was praised for the content of my work, and he said, ‘I’m impressed.'”
“Ahh ara… Oh, well, that’s great.”
He was a kind father when someone did what was natural, but he became an ogrewhen someone broke the rules.
Elena’s face stiffened, but she immediately looked relieved when she heard that Alan was praised.
“But if he finds out that you came to him for advice because of Beret, he will be pissed, won’t he?”
“Then he said… ‘who put you up to it?’ And then he laughed. I think our father could read my actions. Unfortunately for me, he said I wouldn’t have acted this way if someone hadn’t already warned me.”
“R-right… As usual. Our father…”
He was the parent who knew his children best. His ability to rise to the top of the count was useful in places like this.
Then, as soon as this topic was finished, the air was softened.
At that time, Alan spoke up.
“I feel like I’m having a really great coincidence.”
“As you said Nee-sama, you never heard about Beret-sama using the library, did you? So ….if Beret-sama had not accidentally happened to use the library, I could not have had such a valuable consultation.”
The word ‘accidentally’ made Elena huff and press her mouth with her hand. She opened her eyes and turned to face Alan.
One possibility occurred to her.
She realized it only because the difficult conversation was over and the atmosphere had become softer.
“Alan, maybe it’s not a coincidence…”
“W-What do you mean?”
“I talked to Beret about it, too. I talked to Beret about my ‘brother’s’ problems with management, right after the lunch hour started.”
“Ehhh, you’re lying…!?”
“Yes, it’s true. I told him that you went to the library to solve your problem. I think that’s why Beret went to the library, too. …If Beret is studying management, he must be confident that he can solve some of your problems…”
“Oh! By the way, when I met him, he was already smiling? Maybe the smile at that time was ‘I finally found you.’….”
“I’m sure that’s it!”
There was a terrible misunderstanding.
That guy….!!!!!!! He said, ‘I don’t know much about my brother,’ and yet he’s still giving Alan advice! Why didn’t he mention that…?! He had been so secretive this afternoon! It’s not cool…!
In fact, Beret didn’t know Alan’s true identity and used the library for personal use, but this misunderstanding was a big kicker for their good impression of him.