Lucia Side Story 3.5: Happily Ever After

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HAPPILY EVER AFTER(5)

 

Lucia had not attended the party where Bruno poured cocktail on a lady’s head. She only heard about the incident after the fact, then she called Damian and Bruno, sat them down and talked to them.

“Bruno. I don’t think you did that for no reason. But I am worried because I hear that young gentlemen look very favorably on your actions. Do you want to become their hero?”

“I didn’t do it for something like that.”

“Yes. I believe that’s not the case too. But think about the effects your actions could have. A gentleman observing good manners with a lady is proper courtesy and a promise for all. But if your actions are justified as right, someone will try to imitate you. There will definitely be someone who will rather insult and humiliate an innocent young lady in an attempt to become the center of discussion in the social circle. I do not want you to become a role model for someone so foolish.”

“I’m sorry. I was thoughtless.”

“I want the two of you to use this incident as an opportunity to once again realize that you are in a position capable of influencing a lot of people. Bruno, you go find that Count’s daughter and apologize respectfully. And then you two, stay away from parties for the time being and behave yourselves.”

“Yes, mother.”

“Yes, mother. Sorry to worry you.”

The next day, Bruno went to the Count’s manor and apologized respectfully; not only to the girl, but to her parents as well.

Bruno couldn’t forget the day he first visited the ducal residence upon receiving an invite from Damian.

[It’s a pleasure to meet you, Bruno. I’ve heard a lot about you.]

The Duchess looked at Bruno with tearful eyes, then she gave the boy a big hug.

Bruno had no memory of being hugged by his own mother, so he stood frozen stiff, in that warm embrace. For Bruno, the Duchess’ warm hospitality was both shocking and overwhelming.

During academy vacations, Bruno stayed at the ducal residence like he was family. Despite how large it was, the ducal residence was always filled with warmth. At first, Bruno was stupefied to see Chris shamelessly coming to the ducal residence to eat and sleep like it was his own house and even bringing his brother, but then, the next thing he knew, he was doing the same thing.

The time he spent feeling the Duchess’ loving care, passing the days with Damian, Chris, the troublemaking Jude and the cute and lovely Evangeline, were filled with happiness like a dream. Even the Duke of Taran, whom Chris found it difficult to be around, became an adult that Bruno adored and wanted to be like. And then from one day on, Bruno began to call the Duchess, mother.

Damian woke Bruno, who had been absorbed in past memories for a while.

“Let’s go in before His Majesty comes.”

“Ah, right.”

The time for the meeting to begin was drawing near so there was no longer anyone in the hallway. Damian and Bruno went inside before the doors to the conference hall closed.

* * *

The conference, which began in the morning, came to an end in the afternoon. After a long meeting filled with fierce battles of results and reports, people left the conference hall, looking tired.

Near the door of the conference hall, Damian and Bruno waited for the Duke of Taran to come out. Who knew what other people had in mind but their schedule for today wasn’t over yet. After attending the national conference, they had to organize the contents of today’s meeting, discuss reports and exchange questions with the Duke of Taran.

‘…I am exhausted.’

The time after a long meeting like this was the hardest for Bruno. It wasn’t because reports or discussion were beyond his capability, but because his stamina sucked. Seeing Damian’s face brimming with energy next to him, Bruno was in awe.

‘Monsters. They’re all monsters.’

The stamina of this pair of Duke father and son was really terrifying. Bruno had never once seen any of them tired, both Hugo and Damian. It wasn’t only all day long, even if they stayed up all night, they would be brimming with vigor as if they had just gotten a good night’s sleep.

When the Duke of Taran came out, Bruno raised his slouched shoulders and stood straight.

Hugo approached Damian and Bruno and handed them a piece of paper.

“I have something important to discuss with His Majesty so both of you can go home first. As for the report, I’ll hear it when I get back.”

“Yes.”

Damian took the piece of paper valuably, like it was an important document. As he looked at its contents, his expression stiffened slightly.

“Father. This…”

Curious about the source of Damian’s bewilderment, Bruno tilted his head slightly to see the contents of the paper. The stiffness of his expression was more obvious than Damian’s.

The piece of paper had two short phrases written on it.

{ Dream’s Kiss
Summer Garden Rose }

Was this a new secret code for confidential information? Under the questioning gazes of the two young men, Hugo’s face didn’t even twitch.

“Since I’m going to be getting back late, you guys should go buy that before going back. The name of the bakery is Muiller. That, on the paper, is the cake’s name. Your mom says she wants to eat it.”

“…Yes.”

 

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72 thoughts on “Lucia Side Story 3.5: Happily Ever After

  1. Omg they brought it Bruno! This is so heartwarming ughhhhh I wonder why he didn’t mention Selena?? Isn’t she almost also growing up at the Taran’s place lol

    Thanks for the multi update rubysama! Any update is great though hehe

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    • Bruno don’t like clingy noble girls and may be Selena is too overbearing spoiled princess and always may have tendency to stick with Damian so for Bruno princess is simply an irrelevant or an invisible person to whom he don’t want to get along that’s just my guess on the basis how much she is favoured by that selfish king and as she is boasting and competing about everything with our eve but in the end our eve is only the princess that’s matter to everyone.

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  2. Best thing to ever happen. I’ve been clamoring for Bruno to appear and he did as Lucia’s son. Beautiful.

    Bruno’s action made me worry but thankfully there was Lucia who considered the consequences.

    Typical Hugo where he has to dote on his wife no matter what. 🤣

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  3. Truly a happily ever after, these chapters just full of warmness, the ducal’s home is so full of family love, and it makes me feel all fuzzy by reading it! Its just cute somehow haha >,<
    Anyway, thanks so much for the translations, the updates! Without your times and efforts that you have spent, us readers wont be able to read this beautiful novel till the end even the epilogue! So, i really appreciate it so much, your hardwork it is! 🙆💜🌼

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  4. Thks for the chapters. Imagine a curiosity of others, watching the duke pass a role for the young and they stay alert. Maybe you think Duke delivered important information. hahaha poor guys, they don’t even know that for these three men it’s the highest priority they could spend their time on.

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  5. I feel like I ate a whole bag of sugar.
    I love that they brought in Bruno and all the men in the family turn into big ol puppy dogs in front of Lucia.
    Also… snobby noble girls stay in your own lanes and away from our baby Damian.
    Thank you for working so hard to give us chapters!

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  6. a cake that lucia wants to eat is more important than anything 😌 burno lives with the taran family is the best thing ever ! if he waited 10 years he can marry eve so he can become a taran himself 😂😂 though pretty sure he sees her as a sister only, but if he wanted hugh has no right to go against him, like dude he saved your wife in another future but u made sure for him to be killed u have to pay for that 😂😂😂.

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  7. The fact that Bruno became Damian’s buddy and called Lucia his mother are really heartwarming… *happy tears

    And I’m still not ready for the author to pair up the boys with other noblewoman or whatsoever… Cause I still want to read their interactions with Lucia and especially Eve!!!

    Can’t wait to see Eve grows up and seeing those boys including Duke of Taran go gaga & be overprotective over their sweet one and only precious princess Eve!!

    And thank you so much for your lovely updates and wonderful translation!!!

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  8. aww…..i love this. Lucia has not only given Bruno a scholarship, she has given him a much deserved home. Love that Bruno calls her Mom. Lucia might not have her own son, but she managed to adopt a few good seeks – Damian, Chris & Bruno.
    Another i love is to see how these guys plus Hugh are being so loving towards Lucia. Their motto is “Anything for Lucia is right”!

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  9. Thanks for the update Ruby! I’m so glad Bruno eventually became his son 💕💖 and I missed Chris 😂 I wanna know how far his shameless acts have brought him years later lol

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  10. Thank you very much for the chapters, Ruby (the ghost reader making presence). My English is not very good, but thank you very much for your translations. ❤

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  11. Thank you so much for translating this novel and thanks for the updates. I love it so much! 😘❤
    It’s so warmhearted reading this chapter and I’m glad seeing their relationship goes well, even better. ☺️
    By the way, who is this Chris mentioned in this chapter? I seem to forgot him, mind to remind me who he is? Hehee… 😅

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  12. Aaahhh Hugo is so cuteee!!!🤣🤣🤣
    I am satisfied that Bruno and Chris is Damian’s bestfriend and they don’t have ill intention towards Damian (I hope so until the end of the story)🥰🥰🥰

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  13. This is one of the best novels I have ever read! I worry for Damian’s future though. He is a Taran after all and bearing a child would be difficult. What would happen to the Taran bloodline?

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  14. When i read the last chapter wher bruno called lucia “mother”, i wonder if i missed a chapter about bruno being adopted. As far as i know, hugo is being his daddy long leg bcs lucia ask him to, but not with being adopted. But, this part tells what happened.

    Lucia must be happy when she heard bruno called her mother (or bruno asked her permission). Also, it seems that bruno doesn’t get along with selena. Well, this might be no hope for selena to get intimate with damian—tho he’s nice, i bet he also doesn’t like selene just like bruno.

    Hmm, this make me wonder. Is it possible if bruno and eve end up together?

    Anyway, thanks for the update, miss ruby.

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  15. Thank you very much Ruby, I enjoyed your translation as much as the story. 👍👍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    Your translation quality is great and you could convey the story beautifully. Congaratulation for your beautiful translation Ruby and thank you, we all could enjoy a great story comfortably.

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  16. your translations are very much appreciated. I just started reading the novel and I must say I binged read all the chapters up until this chapter, I hope you continue and please don’t overwork yourself ^-^

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  17. mild withdrawal symptoms: bruno and damien arrived to the cake shop only to find that the specific cake was sold out. not wanting to disappoint their mother sweet tooth, both argue which is the best replacement.. eventually agreeing on a cake named evangeline….

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