I Played the Role of the Adopted Daughter Too Well - Chapter 26
‘I trust you, novel setting!’
Viola decided to believe in the setting of the novel. In the original storyline, Viola drank the ‘Viola potion.’ She deliberately drank the potion, wondering what could have happened to her. Thankfully, Viola didn’t die after drinking the potion.
Even Viola, who had the guts, was bewildered. She vividly recalled the scene in her mind with embarrassment.
「 Why is everything alright? 」
Later on, she finally realized the reason.
「 Viola has an unusual body condition that ‘Viola potion’’ did not work on her. 」
So, she decided to trust the setting set by the author.
Among all the five potions, she decided to drink the most poisonous one. To make the strongest impression in front of them.
‘…I’m not going to die, am I?’
It would be a lie to say that she is not afraid.
‘But I have to.’
She needs to get a perfect head start. It was not possible to survive in this Duchy of Verratoux with a half-hearted attitude.
She had come this far, all she had to do was to go straight ahead.’
“I’ll have a drink now, my dear family.”
Viola put her nose in the vial’s mouth. The scent is surprisingly good. She could smell something sweet, like wine.
“Who made this potion?”
Despite knowing everything, she still asked.
“Why are nostalgic feelings dripping from this potion?”
At that moment, silence fell.
It was none other than Duke Heron who broke the heavy silence. He slowly rose from his seat and walked closer to Viola. His eyes did not contain any emotion, but Viola was able to read the violent spirit behind that stillness.
The duke asked in a low tone.
“Where and how did you hear that?”
Viola hid her fear and acted.
“I didn’t hear it, I saw it.”
“You saw it?”
“It’s just that I saw it.”
‘Well, I read it in the novel.’
“What did you see?”
“A longingness for someone, love more than death, and desperate longing. I can see that.”
After hearing the words, Duke Heron stared intently at Viola. Viola started shrinking for no reason.
‘I felt strange… ‘
It was as if the eyes were searching for all the secrets that were hidden, beyond the memories, even the ones she didn’t know.
「 Duke Heron had very special eyes. He had an instinctive insight to distinguish between lies and truth. 」
It is called ‘eye of the truth’ in the novel.
‘Because of this eye, Duke Heron will be even more confused.’
Because, Viola was only telling the truth.
She then leaned the entrance of the potion Viola against her mouth.
The potion, ‘Viola,’ gradually seeped down her esophagus and entered her body. At that, Viola could immediately feel her body becoming hot. It was as if sweet sugar water seemed to rush towards all the blood vessels.
Making a sticky fire.
Her whole body was incredibly hot.
‘It feels like I am burning from head to toe. Am I really going to be okay…?’
Whatever it is, Viola was craving to drink anything. Abruptly, something came to her mind all of a sudden.
The body of the million kills princess character wanted blood.
‘Blood…? What kind of blood is that?’
Of course, Viola doesn’t want to drink blood. Just the thought of it already made her feel disgusted. So, she pondered deeply.
‘Grapefruit juice, watermelon juice, orange juice…’
Among them, the best is…..
‘Strawberry juice, no, strawberry milk!’
Strawberry syrup mixed with milk and sweet sugar.
‘Oh, no. Wait… Soda water is better than milk.’
Then, it becomes a sweet and fresh strawberry ale.
‘It would be enormous if you put a lot of ice on it!’
When she thought of strawberry ale, her thirst for blood subsided a little.
At that moment, her eyes unintentionally turned red. Viola was now getting taken over by a spirit who desperately craved blood. It wasn’t intended, but it is the setting value of the ten year old princess.
Heron and Isabella, and all the siblings who saw felt the energy in person.
Especially Isabella, who couldn’t take her eyes off Viola. ‘That’s… a child born with the fate of the murder star.’ She could visibly see those eyes longing for blood.
Even though it shone strangely, it was also paradoxically beautiful and fascinating.
That was the Viola that Isabella sees in front of her right now.
Isabella, with her brilliant head, thought completely the opposite. ‘She’s truly greedy for blood, though she’s controlling it with reason.’
She had never seen anyone with better self-control than that.
‘And she’s doing it perfectly in front of us.’
The directing and situational application skills made her values stand out.
“This is amusing. A rather amusing Verratoux has arrived.” Duchess Isabella ‘s lips formed a smirk.
While Duke Heron was staring at Viola intently as well. ‘That little girl must have the ambition to devour Verratoux.’ And here, she is showing her ambition without any hesitation.
“If you’re this determined, it feels like you’re not going to hide your desire to be the ruler of Verratoux, right?”
The action of that child is interpreted as a subtle and clever declaration of war.
Well, of course not.
Viola is just busy thinking of a sweet strawberry ale with ice floating on top. So, even though she was desiring blood, she wasn’t controlling it with any particularly outstanding reasons.
She just really didn’t want blood.
After a long while, the burning sensation that seemed to burn her whole body disappeared. And her thirst for blood gradually faded as well.
‘Am I really fine now… right?’
It really is in accordance with the setting of the novel.
“Ah, thank God…”
Fortunately, she is okay now. ‘This gamble seemed to have worked out well.’
Smiling confidently, she raised up the empty glass bottle over her head. Not a drop fell.
“I drank it all.”
Still, none of the siblings made eye contact with her, feeling nervous and afraid.
They only peered at Duchess Isabella, who was covering her face with a veil.
Seeing the situation, I then picked up a fork and sat down.
“Now, shall we eat?”
Strange emotions filled Duke Heron’s eyes as he saw his youngest daughter, who passed the test perfectly.
‘Why am I not happy to face the perfect Verratoux? …Why am I not satisfied?’
The thought caused complications in his mind. Unable to understand his own mind, Duke Heron remained silent and only glanced at Viola quietly.
‘I don’t like this.’
No matter how hard he stared at Viola, he couldn’t figure out the answer.
Meanwhile, Viola is finally able to be a little relieved.
‘Duke Heron doesn’t seem to be not interested.’
She was just glad. Those who are not interesting, would finally be forgotten.
If she is forgotten, then one day, she will be hunted by her siblings.
‘I think he’s pretty satisfied.’
Viola could feel the duke’s stares on her for quite a while.
It’s not just quite satisfactory. In fact, it’s very satisfactory. ‘
She boasted that she saw through her favorite character’s heart.
The operation was successful.
‘I’ll just have to keep this up, then…!’
Eventually, Duke Heron opened his mouth. “Let’s eat.”
Hearing this, Viola started slicing the steak that was cooked medium rare in front of her.
Silence filled the dining room.
Viola, who regained her composure with a brief sigh of relief, had to feel this breathtaking pressure again. She doesn’t know if the steak is going into her mouth or nose at this point.
‘It’s too quiet!’
There were many people gathered, though all she could hear was a fork and a knife. The pressure, along with the silence, was so heavy that she couldn’t breathe.
She indeed was able to make a strong first impression.
It is also clear that she succeeded in the first trial.
So, now, no one is going to treat Viola recklessly. At the very least, no one seemed to have much to complain about her taking over Verratoux’s last name. There won’t be a big variable until the age of ten when she has to decide her career as a Verratoux.
‘First of all, until I turn ten years old. I’ll just have to survive well until then.’
If she is weak, she will be eaten.
While munching on a steak pretending to be calm, Viola met eyes with another person. She was glaring at me all the way from the other side of the table, to the point where it felt rather rude.
It was a girl with silver hair.
Viola already knew who that silver-haired girl was.
The older sister who will appear in the next chapter. Perhaps more than the male lead, Tundra, it should be Hera, the fourth princess who should be on her side unconditionally.
Hera, the Fourth Princess.
Hera had been lame since birth.
And she is sitting in a wheelchair.
She is a genius character who overcame physical disadvantages with her head. Later,they clashed with each other until Viola took over the supremacy.. Hera grew up to be a resourceful person for Duke Verratoux.
Viola is also the opponent Very was quite picky about until the second half of the novel.
‘When she becomes the enemy, she’ll be the most troublesome sister.’
Besides, she’s born as a giant. To put it simply, she is a loner. Still, there’s no harm in being close to a rich person.
‘We should be friends.’
Viola gazed back at her sister’s face. Now that the welcome dinner is over, the episode of meeting Hera will begin soon.
Since Hera was also looking at her. Their eyes met.
Seeing so, Viola smiled back on purpose. ‘Let’s be nice to her.’ She realized that the best option is to get closer to Hera since she is going to be very rich and she is the biggest stock holder in this novel.
Hera’s face turned a little red when Viola and her eyes met.
「 She then avoided eye contact. 」
So far, it is the same as the original.
「 As Hera avoided her gaze. Since then, Viola has ignored Hera Verratoux. 」
In her eyes, young Hera is a coward or a loser who doesn’t fit to be a Verratoux. So, Viola, in the original set-up, completely ignored Hera.
In ‘Meeting the Fourth Princess,’ which follows the next chapter of ‘Welcome Dinner,’ Viola makes a disastrous mistake of kicking Hera away by ignoring her.
「 When Hera came to see Viola, she chased her out with a single stroke.
“Get lost, before I kill you.” 」
Thus, causing them to become enemies in the original novel.
‘Well, that’ll just create unnecessary enemies and tension for me.’
From the perspective of the writer, it did not matter how perfect the work was. ‘I will walk the money path with happiness…!’ She doesn’t have to know the perfection of the work.
Viola once again made eye contact with Hera, thinking so inwardly.
‘Purse… My purse bag. I want you to soar.’ With those thoughts, she did not take her eyes off Hera with a sense of anticipation.
‘I wanted to make a good impression on Hera. It’s not all about being strong. I like being strong, but that’s not all.’
Everything in here is the same as in modern times.
‘Money is better than being strong… Yes, it is.’
Filled with determination, Viola declared to get closer to Hera no matter what it takes. She is resolute to do so and sets her mind to the next chapter.
And that’s how the ‘Welcome Dinner’ ended.