Ch. 36 They Look Amazingly Alike (2)
“Please wait a minute, Mirabelle.”
She felt troubled. Castle Blaise teemed with knights, and as long as Mirabelle was outside it would be difficult for Kuhn to escape.
Kuhn silently pointed to the window of the room. She stared at him not knowing what he meant, but it soon became clear when he pulled a rope from inside his jacket.
Before Elena could say anything, Kuhn secured the rope to the window and leapt out fearlessly. Startled, Elena ran towards him. Mirabelle, who had become impatient, opened the door and stuck her head inside.
“What are you doing? Are you busy?”
“Oh, no. Come in, Mirabelle.”
With Elena’s permission Mirabelle fully opened the door and entered the room. Elena glanced back worriedly outside. Kuhn had already reached the ground and he looked up at Elena with an indifferent expression. When their eyes met in midair, Kuhn bowed his head as usual, then he turned around and casually walked away. Elena couldn’t help but chuckle.
‘He really is an unpredictable person.’
In a way, Kuhn was even more protective of his identity than Elena. Mirabelle came to her side, looking out the window.
“Is something happening out there?”
Following Elena’s gaze, Mirabelle’s dark green eyes reflected the image of Kuhn’s figure. Mirabelle pointed at the man with his finger.
“Oh! Sister, look at that man.”
Elena answered cautiously, glancing at the rope that was secured to the window.
“What about him?”
“His hair is the same color as my teddy bear.”
“Oh, I see.”
Elena nodded, remembering Mirabelle’s toy. It was made with a velvety material of a unique blue-ish black color, and was even more precious because their late mother had given it to Mirabelle when she was born. When she was young she couldn’t sleep without it.
“…They look amazingly alike. “
Elena and Mirabelle watched Kuhn’s figure gradually disappear. However, Elena soon became nervous about the rope connected to the window, so she quickly diverted attention.
“But what brings you here?”
“Oh, I just wanted to ask what you’ll pack when we go to the capital…”
Mirabelle spoke but she could not take her eyes off Kuhn’s back so easily. She thought if her bear were alive, he would look just like that.
Derek’s normally stiff manner was replaced with a worried expression as he said his goodbye. At the entrance to the castle, Derek, the butler Northman, and all the other servants came to see Elena and Mirabelle off as they made to leave for the capital.
“We will come back in good health, so don’t worry,”
She spoke reassuringly to Derek, even though he added more than a few knights to their party. She then turned to address the Northman, who was standing next to Derek.
“Look after the household while I’m away.”
“Please feel at ease. Thanks to your careful attention, it will be in good shape.”
“Then I’m glad. If anything should happen, please send me a letter.”
Mirabelle tugged at Elena’s hand as her farewell became longer and longer.
“That’s enough. We’ll be here for days at this rate. What’s more, brother is looking too worried.”
“Come on, let’s go. We’ll get you a present when we get back!”
Mirabelle led Elena into the carriage and immediately waved to Derek standing outside, and he gave a short nod.
“We should start before the day gets too late.”
Mirabelle spoke to the coachmen impatiently.
“You hear that? Let’s go.”
“Yes, young lady.”
The coachman snapped the reigns, and the carriage slowly began to move forward. Mirabelle waved her hand until Derek was out of sight, and Elena replaced her last greeting with a slight bow of her head. As the horses gained a little more speed, so did the beautiful scenery passing outside the carriage window. Mirabelle, who rarely left Blaise Castle, looked expectantly out of the window and murmured to herself.
“I’m looking forward to traveling this far with you, sister.”
Elena had been working alone to save Carlisle, but now she was also delighted to have Mirabelle with her.
“I’m sure it will be enjoyable. Let’s have a good time.”
She smiled contentedly, ignorant of what was waiting for them in the capital.