I Was Reincarnated As The Older Brother Of A Villainess Destined to Die, So I Want To Change The Future By Raising My Younger Sister With My Own Hands – Volume 4 – Chapter 2 – Part 2

As an elder sister(2)

Yudai and I will go into an empty classroom nearby. We didn’t bring anyone else. I didn’t want to complicate things. They tend to go berserk when I get involved.

Yudai was frowning, as if he really didn’t like being alone with me. I want to make that face. I don’t want to cause a storm, so I’ll just smile.

What can I do for you, hero?

It’s about Marina. You know what I’m talking about!

I’ve just asked him a routine question and even that doesn’t seem to make him happy. Yudai let out a puff of flame.

It seems like she can’t stand the relationship between me and Marina. In the original game he said she’s like a sister to him. But he’s the one who created this situation.

I know nothing, but I took Marina under my wing. That’s all I know.

I returned it quietly, holding back the sigh that welled up in me.

But Yudai’s anger won’t abate. On the contrary, it burns hotter.

“Rumors are spreading that Marina became your mistress. It’s a slander against her! What are you going to do?

“There’s nothing we can do about it. We’re just gonna have to let it go. It’s untrue, but we knew this was coming and Marina agreed to it.

What’s so convincing? You must’ve been making one of your favorite aristocratic threats. Otherwise Marina wouldn’t have become your mistress.

“Are you listening to what people are saying? I told you I’m telling the truth. I didn’t make her my mistress, I protected her.”

I don’t know. Not now, but I’m sure they’ll try to get their hands on you. Nobles are always preying on the common people like that.

No, not before you convince him. He’s not listening to me.

Yudai’s blood was so hot right now that he wasn’t able to keep his cool. I’ve already given him a Calm Calm spell, but it’s having no effect on him.

I don’t know what to do. We’re running out of time before the next class starts.

You can thank me for cleaning up Yudai’s mess but you can’t blame me for it. I wish this no-hoper would see the reality of the situation.

It’s a pain in the ass. If they speak one-sidedly, we should do the same.

Don’t just stand there and say something.

Shut up for a second.

I interrupted Yudai’s yelling and told him quietly. I didn’t raise my voice that much, but I did put a little bit of pressure on him, which silenced him nicely.

You’re the cause of this. I want you to understand that.

“…”

No words are spoken, but Yudai looks frustrated.

Ignore him and I’ll keep going.

“Yesterday you fought a duel with the son of House Trier. A public apology is a very serious stumbling block for a nobleman. It led to an attempt on the life of Marina, the original culprit.”

The premise is that Yudai may as well have blown yesterday’s incident out of proportion.

If he hadn’t intervened, the son of Trier would have ordered Marina to make a simple allowance and ended up giving her a penny. It was a one-time thing. I could have sworn she never spoke to him again. Because a highborn girl messing with a commoner is just a child’s play to show off her power. It’s not degrading to do it over and over again.

It was a simple joke that turned into a duel due to a misunderstanding on Yudai’s part, and eventually led to an assassination attempt.

Wait a minute. They’re trying to kill you just for making me say I’m sorry? Are you crazy?

Yudai shouted in a crazy voice.

He really doesn’t understand what nobility is. I’d expect a reincarnation to have this much imagination… Or maybe it’s the other way around… Is it because he’s a reincarnated that he doesn’t understand the inequality of this world? My head hurts!

“It’s true that the Torians have chosen the easy way out.”

It’s hard to defend the Torians who accepted the duel and then tried to destroy the evidence because they lost. If word of this gets out, the Trier family will lose all credibility. My men are already spreading the word, and they’re being punished right now.

But..,

“Assassination is a foreseeable option.”

When a nobleman is disgraced, it is natural for him to seek to eliminate the cause. Even if the motive is not admirable in this case, it doesn’t change the logic of the noblemen.

That’s a ridiculous normality! It’s a violation of human rights!”

“Huh.”

I’ve stopped holding back. I answer with a sigh.

“There is no such thing as human rights. In this world, common sense is… That’s not what I’m talking about.

It doesn’t matter.

“Doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that Marina’s life is in danger. That’s all that matters.

“What? If you know who’s trying to kill you, why don’t you just attack them from our side?

“No.”

“Why!”

No, “why” is my line. You can’t just go in there and assault people when you’re the one who’s calling for common sense and human rights. I think you should have taken the law into your own hands or some other safeguard first. What kind of barbarian solves everything with violence?

If you resort to violence, you become a criminal.

They’re trying to kill you.

“But, yes.”

You underestimate the feudal state. A nobleman’s life has a different value than a commoner’s. A noble killing a commoner isn’t much of a problem. but this was a covert assassination.

I’m sure he’ll get a big reprieve for his bravery. But it’ll be Yudai who will pay the price, I’m sure.

When I explained the situation to him, Yudai became angry again.

Life is equal.

He’s not gonna say it again.

You’re right. I can’t deny that. I can sympathize with him in some ways. But that doesn’t mean that your righteousness will be accepted in this world.

I understand your point of view. But the policy of this land is different. There’s a clear divide between the highborn and the commoners. That’s why your actions were so rash and why Marina’s life was threatened.”

“Ggh.”

A childhood friend’s life is in danger because of you. Yudai is at a loss for words.

Do you feel guilty? Then it’s easier to blame her.

We take out one assassin, they’ll send another. If we’re going to save Marina, we’re going to need a strong backstop.”

You want to tell me that’s you?

I’m the current Lord of Foranada. There’s no one better to protect you.”

“But that doesn’t mean you have to treat me like a mistress…”

“It’s just a rumor. I’m not going to treat it that way, and Marina accepts that it’s just a rumor.”

But…

“You’re a jerk! I cleaned up your mess. You have no right to complain. If you want to fix things, you’ll have to become a better man.

“…”

Yudai fell silent. He had turned his head so that he could no longer see the color of his face.

I can tell from the magic that’s leaking out of him that he’s depressed. However, I can see some rebelliousness in him, so he doesn’t seem to have lost his heart.

I’m sorry for being so preachy. It’s not a gala.

I shook my head lightly and left the empty classroom with Yudai.

I hope he learns from this and grows up to be a brave man. I hope you do your best to stay away from me.