Chapter 1. I was abandoned by my family
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[I know it doesn’t make sense, but do you think my sister’s ability might be good luck?]
Despite the huge party in front of him, all he could hear was what Xavier had said.
‘Leticia’s ability is good luck?’
He already knew that Leticia had awakened, but he hadn’t found out what the ability was yet. Nevertheless, Levion wasn’t in a hurry because it was only a matter of time until he found out.
However, he never imagined that he would find out this way.
‘I have to meet Leticia right away.’
Levion quickly went in search of her. Fortunately, or unfortunately, he found her as she entered the banquet hall. She was talking to Enoch, and then he walked away.
He didn’t want to miss this chance, so Levion quickly approached Leticia. However, she felt his presence before he could speak and she turned around.
“What is it this time?”
She wore an expression that said she was uncomfortable with even looking at him. Levion bit his lip as he became angry at the horrible treatment he was receiving.
Leticia sighed as she quietly watched him.
“If you don’t have anything to say, I’ll be on my way.”
“It’ll only take a moment…”
“Are you that desperate for attention?”
As she was about to turn away, Levion tried to talk to her. However, Leticia cut him off, as if she didn’t even want to hear them.
“It’s not as hard to ignore you as it used to be.”
A calm voice that spoke matter-of-factly, without a hint of doubt.
Levion felt suffocated by her dismissive attitude. He wanted to cling to her just to make her angry.
“I, I mean…”
He had something to say.
As soon as he faced that emotionless gaze, his mind blanked out, and he stammered.
He barely managed to calm down, and get the words out.
She was the apple of his eyes.
But Leticia just stared at him silently. Levion felt apprehensive about her appearance, and his words gradually increased in speed.
“I’m sorry I ignored you, and made you feel pathetic. I regret what I did and I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection.”
“I won’t make any excuses because it’s all my fault.”
He apologized and hoped that his heart would be conveyed to Leticia.
However, she didn’t even pretend to listen to him. Rather, she showed signs of discomfort at his intense gaze.
“I don’t think that’s something you should be saying right now.”
Leticia neither accepted, or refused the apology, and just turned away. As she started to move away, Levion grabbed her wrist to stop her.
Leticia glanced around at the people around them. Then nobles were curious about what the two, who’ve already broken off their engagement, were talking about.
However, Levion was too distracted by Leticia to take notice.
“Be honest. Is your ability really good luck?”
He couldn’t work up to asking about the main topic, and had to just ask her. Leticia didn’t answer this time, and just looked down at the hand holding her wrist.
Leticia smiled bitterly and bit her lip.
As soon as she accepted that her ability was luck, the first thing she realized was how it affected her family.
Everything that Seios had said was true.
Her mother, who was diagnosed as being too weak to conceive again, gave birth to four more children. Her father’s business, which was on the edge of ruin, flourished slowly after she was born.
Leticia felt hopeless at the truth she was faced with. In the end, there was no reason for her to have been abandoned by her family. It was highly likely that she’d awoken before Diana was even born, it was just an ability that was invisible to the eye.
It took her a long time to accept this fact. She felt better after she admitted it to herself, but the bitterness didn’t disappear so easily.
“I’m asking, is your ability good luck?”
Leticia couldn’t even laugh as his hand squeezed her wrist urgently. Then she suddenly thought of something.
‘Maybe it’s because of my ability that he awakened.’
A long time ago, when she thought that neither of them had awakened, Leticia had made a suggestion to Levion.
[Hey, why don’t you try working with your body instead? Maybe you should try using a sword or a bow instead.]
Maybe it was just a coincidence, but now that she thought about it, she didn’t think it was.
She’d endlessly given everything she had to the people around her.
That didn’t mean she wanted to get back as much as she gave. She was just confused when she thought about her family, who took her for granted and abandoned her as useless.
‘But if they knew what I was capable of.’
She didn’t know when the day would come, but she thought it would be best to take measures in advance.
However, there were some things that needed to be sorted out first.
“Is that why you’re apologizing?”
“Because you think you’ll get something out of me if you apologize?”
“No, I am…”
“I knew it.”
There’s no way that his pride would allow him to apologize.
She didn’t even think that his current apology was sincere. When she confronted him with the fact that he really wasn’t, he felt his heart sink.
“It doesn’t matter if my ability is luck or misfortune.”
For her, or for him.
After saying that, Leticia quietly lowered her eyes.
She didn’t intend to go back to the beginning, she’d already gone too far for her to go back.
Only then did Levion know that Leticia was done.
He thought that if it was Leticia, who cared and loved the people around her endlessly, she wouldn’t throw him away even though he’d abandoned her first, but he was wrong.
He believed that if he kept apologizing, she would accept it someday. Even until the moment he apologized, Levion was arrogant.
He felt suffocated by the fact that he didn’t exist in Leticia’s heart anymore.
This time, he tried to apologize seriously, but Leticia just pushed him away.
“It’s uncomfortable that you keep calling out to me like that, Sir El.”
The gazes of the nobles, who had been stealing glances at the two of them as they conversed, turned blatant. However, Leticia’s wasn’t finished.
“I don’t want you to cause me any more trouble.”
A calm voice that only spoke the truth, without the intention to humiliate.
Upon hearing the conversation, the nobles began to whisper.
“Isn’t their engagement already broken?”
“I know. In addition, Miss Aster is engaged to the Duke of Achilles.”
“Oh, my. Then the reason why Master El kept following Miss Aster at the last party was because…”
“I guess it’s because he can’t let go.”
Levion, who was so shocked that he couldn’t even hear the whispering around him, blankly watched Leticia’s back as she walked away.
She could feel his gaze, but Leticia didn’t look back.
Only then did Levion have no choice, but to admit it.
Leticia had put down all the things she loved, step by step. No, she threw them away.
Her family and himself.
“I can’t believe that Leticia has already awakened… What did he mean by luck…”
After he left Emil’s room and returned to his office, Marquis Leroy sat in his chair and tried to calmly grasp the situation.
When he first heard it from Emil, he tried to pass it off as nonsense. At some point, his business started to go poorly, and bad things happened to his family.
Maybe it was a coincidence.
However, everything worked out wonderfully well for Duke Achilles, who used to face misfortune to the point where it was pitiful.
“I need to meet my godfather.”
Come to think of it, Seios was strangely attentive and caring towards Leticia. Maybe he already knew about Leticia’s ability.
‘If Leticia’s ability really is luck.’
At that time, he had a headache about how to bring her back.
It wasn’t difficult to call back a child that was excommunicated. However, the problem was that Leticia had already been adopted by Count Aster.
“D*mn it, D*mn it, D*mn it.”
Marquis Leroy couldn’t stand it and screamed.
He hoped that Leticia’s ability wouldn’t be luck, but the evidence in front of him was clear. He had no choice, but to admit it.
He couldn’t believe that it was Leticia, not Diana, who brought good things.
“Somehow… We have to bring her back.”
As long as he could bring her back by any means necessary, his business would do well, and good things would happen again.
It bothered him that she’d been adopted by Count Aster, but they weren’t blood related or a real family.
‘All I need to do is get her expelled from that family, and put her back into my family register.’
Then all that was left was how to coax Leticia.
He wasn’t very worried though. Leticia was always a kind and gentle child, who was weak when it came to her family.
“Sister, is there something that you’re worried about?”
Before they knew it, the day was approaching when Ian would officially take up his tenure as an Imperial civil servant. Leticia was making a golden thread bracelet to celebrate. She looked up at Elle’s words and soon shook her head.
“There’s nothing like that.”
She smiled like it was nothing, and tried to continue working on the bracelet again, but Elle pulled on her hand gently.
“Be honest with me. What happened?”
Leticia couldn’t win against the look in her eyes that told her it would be okay and to speak comfortably, and she confided her true feelings.
“Just… It’s because I’m a little nervous.”
“I’m afraid that my family will find out about my ability.”
To be more precise, she was afraid about what her family would do when they found out about her ability.
She couldn’t even think of a solution.
As if her frustration had been transferred to her hands, Elle held Leticia’s hands with her own.
“You have me, Ian, and my brother next to you. Don’t forget about the Count Aster and his wife.”
“Don’t worry too much. We’ll always be with you.”
Elle nodded firmly, asking Leticia to trust her. Her appearance was somehow reliable, and this made Leticia smile.
“Thank you, Elle.”
As Elle said, there were people next to her who cared about her and loved her. Unlike before, now she had people who she could lean on when she was having a hard time. Her heavy heart began to lighten little by little.
That was when.
“My lady, you received a letter.”
Mary smiled brightly and handed the letter to Leticia.
Leticia was happy to receive a letter from Count Aster after such a long time, but her expression slowly hardened as she read the letter.
It was difficult for her to say, so Leticia handed over the letter instead of answering. Elle quickly read the letter and began to laugh.
Marquis Leroy had demanded that Count Aster expel Leticia.