Chapter 8: The obscure origin of a disease. (His Highness Broudo POV)
Edited by: Sleepycatz
Many people were displeased with me.
I was the son of the former King, who born a little bit after the coronation of the current King.
My mother, who was the maid of the former King, had black hair and black eyes. I was conceived from the relationship between her and the former King. However, because of my black hair and eyes, I was Royalty in-name-only.
All of the previous generations of Royalty possessed shining auras with their blond hair and blue eyes.
And because of the colour of my eyes and hair, I had been called the cursed child since long ago.
It doesn’t matter to them even if I was Royalty.
Despite that, my father, mother, the current King and Queen have always viewed me as a cute kid.
Apart from them, other people have distanced themselves from me as they believe that I would bring them bad luck.
Every time they saw me, they would try to escape my presence.
I was okay with that.
Rather than pleasing others, I would work hard for the sake of people who care about me.
That was why I had started researching medicines.
Medicine can be used to save people’s lives.
A country will not be able to function properly without its people.
So I started with my research.
I want to become a power that can be useful to my brother, the current King.
The first time I met that girl was during her engagement ceremony.
I could not believe that she was only a 10 years old girl. She had a dazzling and solid idea of how one should act.
Her bright red hair was burning red, and her deep green emerald eyes seemed to represent her strength of will.
She properly thought about her house as she declared that her remarks were her personal opinion, thus making herself responsible for it. However, her reckless remarks and words surely came from someone who had deeply thought about this country.
I felt that she was lovely at that time.
“I want to catch that girl.”
My father showed a sinister smile to me.
This person seemed to have taken a fancy to this girl.
When I looked at her, who was talking to my father, I realised that she was really a small girl.
I could no longer see the aura that she had displayed previously.
But she had come close to me.
To me, who had been called a cursed child.
When that girl heard my name, she told me that she had heard the rumours about me.
There was nothing decent about the rumours that circulated about me.
Nevertheless, her eyes began to shine as she grabbed and shook my hand.
That girl, who seemed to be in high tension, declared that she was also making her own medicine.
However, if you were to make a mistake while making those medicine, it could kill people.
I cannot say such things towards that small girl.
As I embraced this as my mission, I told her that I wish to see the place where she made her medicine.
That girl really looked delighted as she agreed to my request.
At a later date, I was welcomed by her when I went to visit her house.
The Prime Minister and his two sons were also at home though it seemed that they were in different rooms.
Even though the two of us only talk about medicine, that girl showed high interest in it.
It seemed that she really likes making medicine.
Her movements while making the medicine was perfect. I could not help but be amazed at the environment, equipment, and prescriptions she used.
“My current dream is to make items capable of nullifying the effects of aphrodisiacs and charm magic.
“My big brother and little brother will surely become people who will support this country. I want both of them to be with the person that they love with all of their heart. However, with their appearances and graces, there would surely be many female leopards going to pursue them. They will surely use whatever is available in their hands! There are lots of females who have such thoughts!! It will be already too late once a child begins to pop out, so I need to avoid those situations. Hence, I am going to make something that can nullify aphrodisiacs and charm magic effects.”
“To produce a counter for aphrodisiac and charm magic, you have to do it over and over again……Sometimes while preparing the plant, the magical power might interfere with the prescription, which will let the effect get out of hand. After all the condition is met, then will it produce the desired effect…..”
I was surprised with her thought processes which were so different from others.
Even the cookies that I had with the tea was something that I had never eaten before. It was so delicious.
“Where did you get these cookies and tea from?”
“They both are something that I made myself. The tea was a blend of chamomile and Assam with a little bit of mint mixed in. I also incorporated Assam tea inside those cookies!!”
“I thought of buying them. I guess that’s impossible.”
I could not help but felt regretful as I drank the tea.
When I was ready to head back, that girl packed many of her cookies and the tea blend for me to bring home.
“I made too much this time, so please take it as a souvenir.”
“For me to have this many. Is that okay with you?”
“Yes! A~ in return, is it possible for me to visit Broudo-sama to observe your medicine preparations next time?”
“Am I bothering you?”
Doesn’t this girl felt uncomfortable being around me?
“I do not mind… but wouldn’t it be unpleasant for you?’
“What do you mean by that? Wouldn’t you feel happy to be able to talk with someone you admire?”
“Is that so? Then, I will be waiting for you… Well then, I am going now.”
On my way home, that girl’s words kept spinning inside my head.
“Broudo? What’s wrong? Why has your face turned red?”
I was surprised that I did not even realize that I had already reached home until my father pointed it out.
I wonder what I had been doing until then.
“My heart is throbbing fast, and I am having difficulties breathing ……..did I perhaps catch a cold?”
“….Is that what the doctor told you?’
“What kind of sickness is this?”
“… For the time being, you really should take a rest.”
From that day on, I suffered from heart throbbing and breathlessness for some reason that I wasn’t able to understand.
T/N And don’t worry, Broudo-sama is such a nerd that he will not do anything weird to her~ As far as what I had translated…