Persuading the Aunts
I looked at the scene in front of the mansion speechless.
Aunt Dayana, Lina, Andrea, and Aunt Sera were staring at Louise, Claire, and Mia with ice-cold expressions. Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera, in particular, seemed like they wanted to swallow Louise and the others alive.
Louise, Claire, and Mia, on the other hand, had awkward expressions. They were aware of the reason behind my family’s hostility, so they were unable to look at my aunts and cousins’ eyes.
Fortunately, Daisy was here to appease the situation. She was holding little Charlie’s hand and doing her best to calm the situation.
By the way, Charlie is the ten-years-old son of aunt Dayana.
I sighed. Well, I should have expected something like this.
Patting Lena’s head to calm her down, I walked towards Louise, Aunt Dayana, and the others.
“… Aunt Dayana, Aunt Sera, I was not expecting to see you here.”
“Lina told us about your new home and that she was coming to live with you,” Aunt Dayana said without moving her gaze away from Louise and the others. “So we thought of checking the situation and see if we could help you. However, we were not expecting to see these women here.”
I smiled awkwardly. I could feel the gunpowder in my aunt’s words.
It’s understandable, though. Louise, Claire, and Mia are relatives of the Riea family, and the Riea family can be considered as the enemy of my mother’s family.
After all, the death of my mother, Silna Quin, was orchestrated by the plots of the Empress, Lilia Riea, and the head of the Riea Family, Earl Carson Riea.
Thus, my two aunts were definitively not happy to see people of the Riea family living in my home.
Feeling the heavy atmosphere, Mia looked at me awkwardly.
“… Prince Claus, if you want, we can leave. I’m sure we can find another place where to live.”
“It’s not necessary,” I smiled with a calm look. “Don’t worry, mother-in-law. I’ll take care of this. Daisy, why don’t you accompany Louise and the others inside?”
“Yes, your highness.”
With a bow, Daisy took Louise, Claire, and Mia inside the mansion.
Louise and Claire looked at me with a concerned expression before leaving, but I smiled to them to indicate the everything was going to be alright.
When they were gone, I sighed and stared at my aunts and cousins.
“Aunts, long time no see you. You too, Andrea, you are as beautiful as always.”
Andrea blushed slightly with a happy smile, but the reactions of my two aunts were a bit more troublesome.
They seemed displeased with me.
Aunt Dayana looked at me for a few seconds before finally sighing.
“Claus, I’m happy to see you are alright. You too, little Lena. You are turning into a very beautiful woman.”
“… Thank you, aunt.” Lena replied shyly.
“But Claus, I think you owe us an explanation.” Aunt Dayana said sternly.
I nodded. That is fair.
However, I would prefer it if Lena, Lina, and Andrea did not hear this conversation.
Understanding my concerns, Aunt Dayana asked Andrea and Lina to help Lena to move her things to her new room. I also told Ysnay (who was acting as my second personal servant) to help them.
Meanwhile, Aunt Dayana, Aunt Sera, and I walked towards the garden to talk.
After walking in the garden for a few minutes, I took the initiative to speak up.
“Then, what do you want to ask?”
Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera looked at each other. Finally, Aunt Sera sighed.
“Claus, although I had heard about your relationship with Louise, don’t you think you are getting too close to the girl of the Riea family?”
I sighed. I think it’s better if I’m honest with my aunts here.
“… I’m planning to marry Louise in the future.” I said.
Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera froze. Then, they looked at me in disbelief.
“Hear me first, aunts. I don’t think Louise is guilty of the faults of the Earl or the Empress. Besides, it’s not like I’m leaving my revenge against the Riea family aside.”
My aunts fell silent. A few seconds later, Aunt Dayana sighed.
“Tell me about your plans.”
“… Aunts, how do you think Earl Riea will feel if I make all the women in his life mine?”
My aunts were stunned. But soon, they understood the meaning behind my words.
“Do you mean, the other two too…?”
There is no need to deny it, so I nodded.
“Of course, they too.”
Aunt Sera was stunned. She was looking at me as though it was she could not believe I was that kind of person.
As for Aunt Dayana, her expression was complicated.
As one of the women that had a relationship with me, she was not comfortable hearing me talk about how I’m planning to sleep with other women.
To my surprise, though, Aunt Dayana was the first one to show her support.
“I understand. I guess you know better than us about what is right and what is wrong.”
“Dayana!” Aunt Sera was perplexed, but aunt Dayana just shook her head.
“Sera, you must understand that our duty as Claus’s aunts is to support and help him. If instead, we hindered his life, then we are failing him. Thus, even if I don’t like his relationship with these women, I will not stop him.”
I smiled at Aunt Dayana. At the same time, I got an urge to hug her and kiss her lips fiercely.
If not that Aunt Sera was here, I would have taken her to a room immediately.
Perhaps feeling my thoughts, Aunt Dayana smiled at me secretly with a seductive expression. This woman…
Aunt Dayana’s words seemed to convince aunt Sera. After thinking for a while, she finally sighed and agreed, though rather reluctantly.
“Okay. However, I’m still not happy with these women living here with you.”
I shrugged. “What about this, aunts? Why don’t you come to live with me?”
Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera were stunned.
“Think about it, Lina and Lena are already planning to live here, so I don’t think there is a problem with the two of you plus Andrea living in this mansion too. That way, you will be able to keep an eye on the situation and I’ll be able to spend more time with you.”
The last part is my true goal, though. If you live here, I’ll be able to spend more time with you at night.
Understanding my intention, Aunt Dayana chuckled softly.
“You are very ambitious, Claus. So that is your goal, huh… Are you planning to invite Susan too?”
“You sure understand me well, aunt.”
Aunt Dayana shook her head in amusement. Aunt Sera, on the other hand, was looking at us confused.
For some reason, though, she felt uncomfortable with our smiles.
“Okay, I will bring little Charlie to live with us.” Aunt Dayana eventually said. “What about you, Sera?”
Aunt Sera hesitated for a moment, but in the end, she nodded.
“Okay, I’ll move here too. Anyway, I don’t have many nice memories in my previous home.”
With that, this house gained four more inhabitants.
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