Chapter 2:

Chapter 2

My Life with My Twin Sister as Useless Leeches…again?

“Go receive education.”
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Airia and Asiel stared at their father in confusion. They were not confused on what to reply, they were confused about why he would even bother to tell them to do this, knowing full well what their personalities are like. Bookmark here

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They had this same conversation when they were 14.Bookmark here

Before, the twins went to the ‘new room’ to request the trending horror-romance novel at that time, however, without even being given the chance to say one word, their father told them to go to school. Obviously, they rejected the offer without a second thought. One, because they’re not of age to enter. Two, education is useless for a bunch of slackers like them.Bookmark here

The twins decided to be useless and become human parasites that leech off the poor man.Bookmark here

And that didn’t end well.Bookmark here

...but that’s for another time to discuss.Bookmark here

Airia clicked her tongue, attempting to control her facial expressions. She is a patient person, patient enough to hear Asiel’s grumbling for hours, listening to every detail while being annoyed. But somehow, whenever she looked at this man in his 40s who looked exactly like her, she could groan immediately at just the sight of him.Bookmark here

The twins disliked him, but not to the extent of hate.Bookmark here

Unlike her brother, she is extremely vocal about everything she gets irritated about in her life, she’d say it right away. However, aside from her way of expressing irritation, she is very good at hiding her feelings and keeping secrets.Bookmark here

Her irritation is really apparent at this moment.Bookmark here

“So,” Ian crossed his arms, “You two are attending the academy.”Bookmark here

‘Called it’Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

Airia rolled her eyes, reactions not differing very much from their first life. The Academy. It is known as a place where people obtain new knowledge. It is where people can pursue their dreams. It is a place where only diligent students can survive. People of the Rioca Empire viewed the academy as an amazing place.Bookmark here

But the students of the academy thought differently, everyone had the same answer when asked how they would describe the academy. Hell.Bookmark here

Ah, putting that aside, the most well-known fact about this particular academy is, only people who have reached the age of 16 can attend it.Bookmark here

‘...We’re only 14.’Bookmark here

“It’s named Kingston Oak Academy, a place where people from different countries learn together. They have produced a lot of talents and heirs who contributed greatly to the empire, including the Duke of Calais, Ian Krefur Calais.”Bookmark here

“I hated that place.”Bookmark here

“What a surprise master, I did not know that.”Bookmark here

The voice came from the duke’s accountant who is technically the duke’s favorite person, pushing back his glasses while sitting on the other side of the room calculating this month’s expenses leisurely. Westin, who felt like he was being stared at by two pairs of eyes, shifted his vision from the accounting book towards the twins.Bookmark here

“Is there an issue, young master?”Bookmark here

“How long have you been there?”Bookmark here

“I have always been here,” Westin smiled while tapping numbers on the mana paper.Bookmark here

“Can you explain more, Westin?”, Airia crossed her arms, looking unimpressed.Bookmark here

“As you wish, young miss. Let me start off with the name.”Bookmark here

“You already said that though,” Asiel responded in a monotonic way.Bookmark here

“...It’s named Kingston Oak Academy, an academy with hundreds of years of history, aside from our great duke right here. The emperor, the previous emperor, duke of Vanroche of the neighboring country, the previous emperor of Handac, the current emperor of Handac, the current crown prince of our lovely empire, the-”Bookmark here

“Stop stop stop stop stop, enough. ENOUGH.” Ian couldn’t take it anymore and decided to cut him off. Bookmark here

“Pardon, was that too many words?”Bookmark here

“Yes.”Bookmark here

“Yes.”Bookmark here

“Yes.” The three of them answered in unison, Ian looked at the twins in confusion while the twins just gave him a ‘what-are-you-looking-at’ face.Bookmark here

“Oh, my sincerest apologies. Basically, it’s an elite school with lots of talents. If the young master and miss decide to apply, I will be overjoyed.”Bookmark here

“Yes, this would be the breakthrough of you two’s uselessness, all you guys do is sleep, play, sleep, eat, sleep, waste my money on weird titled books and… figurines?“Bookmark here

Airia smiled and turned to Westin and asked him, “Westin, what is the age requirement to be able to enter the academy?”Bookmark here

“It’s 16, young miss, the best time for learning.”Bookmark here

“I agree, 16 is the best age for learning, so we should wait for two more years,” Asiel clapped his hands while speaking in a joyous tone.Bookmark here

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“Why?” Ian and Westin both looked confused as they questioned the twins.Bookmark here

...are you kidding me! Are you f*cking kidding me! No wonder you never brought it up again after we rejected it before.Bookmark here

“How old are we?” Bookmark here

Ian and Westin looked at each other.Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

“Ah! I was so busy I forgot!”Bookmark here

‘Exactly how could you-’Bookmark here

Westin exclaimed from the sudden realization of his mistake while Ian on the other hand still wore the same indifferent expression. Bookmark here

“What’s the problem?” Ian looked at Westin in confusion. Bookmark here

Westin hesitated then coughed a few times and answered his question, “If I must say master, they are only 14 this year, so they will not be able to enter yet.”Bookmark here

“Oh.”Bookmark here

“Oh, I knew that-”Bookmark here

“No you didn’t-” Airia interrupted him.Bookmark here

“-Anyways, look at this pen I bought which is made out of gold,” Only to be forcefully cut off by Ian, who quickly and swiftly switched the subject.Bookmark here

“Lovely, master. It looks lovely,” Westin looked over whatever his master just did, then skillfully answered him, continuing the flow of the conversation.Bookmark here

“...Aside from that Father, we would like to offer a proposal,” Asiel ignored the sudden ridiculous turn of the conversation. The so-called Father and his accountant looked his way, confused once again.Bookmark here

“Young Master, you’re acting really weird today, not only did you not scream at the furniture, you’re acting quite composed.”Bookmark here

Asiel gritted his teeth then shouted, “I’M ALWAYS COMPOSED.”Bookmark here

“Ah, that’s more like it.”Bookmark here

Westin heaved a sigh of relief, while Airia let out a ‘pfft’ sound on the side and Ian still had that indifferent look on his face. Asiel rolled his eyes in response to their reactions.Bookmark here

“Anyway,” Asiel sighed, “We don’t mind going to the academy in the future.”Bookmark here

“Wait, what?”Bookmark here

“We don’t mind,” Asiel paused before continuing, “However, we do have conditions.”Bookmark here

“Oh, my,” Westin placed his hand over his mouth, taken by surprise. Not only Westin but also Ian himself was taken aback by the words coming out of Asiel’s mouth, if it was the normal Asiel, then he would have immediately rejected the order, now he’s not only agreeing but even negotiating, it was truly an odd sight.Bookmark here

Because of that, Ian decided to listen to what he has to say, “Hm, interesting. Tell me then, what are they?”Bookmark here

Airia glanced at Asiel, wondering whether he’s lost his brain or not ‘What is he thinking? We’re gonna run away, right?”Bookmark here

Asiel smirked in confidence while crossing his arms and started stating his conditions, “Well, in the future, when we finally arrive at that damned place, we have three in total. First of all, the both of us have to be together 24/7.”Bookmark here

“Siscon as always, my son.”Bookmark here

“That’s not the point here,” Asiel clenched his fist and knitted his brows holding back his anger, while Airia just stared blankly.Bookmark here

“Second, we will have the authority on our registration and attendance. With you not interfering, that includes not admitting that we’re Calais.”Bookmark here

“Hm, why’s that?” Ian questioned them. Calais is a name to be feared of, even though the current head does not have a great reputation, but the Calais name itself is of prestige; everyone bearing that name has a talent blessed by the heavens.Bookmark here

“That’s because we’re ashamed of you,” Airia finally got the gist, going with the flow by answering him.Bookmark here

“HM?”Bookmark here

“She means we are not good enough to be related to you because of your neverending excellence…and talents…” The older twin pondered, “because uh, they’re...too...amazing…?”Bookmark here

“Ah, why didn’t you say so? If it’s because of that then I’ll happily comply.” A spark appeared beside his eye.Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

Everyone was speechless for a moment, wondering how this man can be so shameless.Bookmark here

“Oh, anyway, next condition, you will provide us with 250 gold every month and we will spend it however we want to.”Bookmark here

“Impossible, declined, don’t even mention that to me.”Bookmark here

“Oh c’mon, just go fasting for 3 or 4 days.”Bookmark here

“Decline. Declined, don’t even think about it.” A visible scowl is apparent on the man, brows knitted together. Bookmark here

‘Amazing, how emotional of him.’ Asiel unnerves from the thought.Bookmark here

“Sire, I’m afraid that regular costs for the master and lady are also around that number.”Bookmark here

“Who gave them so much???”Bookmark here

“Think about it as investment, both require the same amount of money, but the academy would benefit you, won’t it?” Bookmark here

“...Hm,” Ian pondered for a while and continued, “And what if I don’t allow it?” It indeed did not sound too bad, but he still did not fully support the idea of providing them with that amount of money each month.Bookmark here

“Then we’ll continue to be useless leeches chipping away your money, your choice.”Bookmark here

“...”Bookmark here

“How rare is it for us to have the motivation to do something, the next time this sudden motivation would come is when you take your last breath.”Bookmark here

“Hm… Alright, fine. But could it be 200 gold instead-”Bookmark here

“250.”Bookmark here

“...fine, but you brats better be useful in return.”Bookmark here

With that, they ended the conversation between the twins and their father.Bookmark here

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After Asiel and Airia both left, Westin approached Ian and questioned him with an unreadable expression.Bookmark here

“Your grace...can you remind me why we are even doing this? Now the young master and young miss think that I don’t remember their birthdays.”Bookmark here

Ian got up from his seat and stared out the window, “Westin, do you know what characteristics all the Calais have?”Bookmark here

Westin thought for a moment and answered the question, “They are all… exceptionally good-looking?” Bookmark here

Ian chuckled hearing that, he replied to Westin with a smile, “Yes, you’re right. That’s definitely one of them. But another one is that we are all exceptionally smart, especially me.”Bookmark here

“...” Westin had nothing to say. Even though he knew that the man in front of him was being serious, he still couldn’t get used to this abnormal shamelessness. Bookmark here

“And that also applies to those brats that just left, but how odd, they...are not acting as usual. The sudden arrival of ambition is truly suspicious.”Bookmark here

“Maybe they’ve read an action fantasy book about… doing something?”Bookmark here

“You’ve paused, if that can’t convince you, needless to say, I don’t believe it.”Bookmark here

“Your grace…”Bookmark here

“Investigate.”Bookmark here

“Understood.”Bookmark here

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