Chapter 12: Members of the Duke Quatra Family

“Well, Aliseteen, are you okay now?”

“Yes, Okaa-sama.”

As Lili and I descended to the dining hall, my mother Roberta called out to me.
I was wearing a mint green tulle dress and smiled cutely.



“Are you okay, Alise?”

My three older brothers approached me one after another.
For a moment, I was surprised that they were all so young, but then I remembered that I am only five years old now.
And of course, my brothers are all in their eleven-year-old selves.

The eldest, Harry-niisama, was twelve years old, the second, Leorio-niisama, was ten, and the third, Noa-niisama, was nine.
Perhaps because they are all so much older than me, they all treated me with great affection.

That’s why I was really surprised when I first met Julian-sama.
He was so cold and distant with me, which was something I had never experienced before.

Oh, come to think of it, I’m only five years old now.
I remember being around this age when I met him…


The deep voice of the tenor resonates in the surroundings.
My father, Joseph, with his prideful mustache lightly touched, finally appeared in the dining room.


“How are you feeling?”

Reflexively running over to him, Otoo-sama lifts me up with a smile.

“I don’t like it, Otoo-sama.
I’m not a child anymore.”

“Hahaha, Aliseteen always says interesting things.”

Laughing, Otoo-sama sits me down on a chair and takes his own seat at the table.
After we all say our prayers, we start eating at our leisure.

I wonder if my five-year-old self could use a fork properly.

I give up trying to dig up my memories and just use the fork normally to eat the fluffy omelet.

I suddenly feel like drinking milk.
Warm milk with lots of honey.

“Hey, Lili, I…”

“Yes, Ojo-sama.
Here it is.”

Before I can finish my sentence, Lili places a cup of milk with honey in front of me.

“Alise really likes that milk with honey, doesn’t she?”


As I stared at the steam rising from the cup in front of me, I couldn’t help but feel strange.

The old me didn’t like milk, considering it a childish drink.
But when I was five years old, I loved it.

I held the cup with both hands and blew on it, feeling my cheeks loosen up.

“Hey Alise, what do you want to play today?”


Breakfast had come to an end, and as Lili and I were about to return to our room, Noa-niisama grabbed my hand.

Noa-niisama was four years older than me and the third son of the Duke Quatra family.
He was a natural charmer.
With his adorable looks, even the most refined young ladies would fall for him.

In the past, I would often have Noa-niisama seduce a disliked young lady, only to leave them in despair after playing with them.

… Looking back now, I was truly a terrible woman.
I wonder how many people are relieved that I’m dead.

“Alise? You look sad.
Is something wrong?”

Noa-niisama looked at my face with a worried expression.
I shook my head left and right, trembling a little, and smiled.

“No, it’s nothing.
Let’s play, Onii-sama.
I want to play hide-and-seek.”

“Alright, then I’ll be the seeker.
Alise, you go hide while I count to one hundred.”

I turned around and faced the pillar, and as Onii-sama started counting, “One, two,” I dashed away with all my might.

As a five-year-old, all I wanted to do was play hide-and-seek.




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