THROWN INTO A NEW WORLD: LET THE PUNISHMENT BEGIN! - Chapter 948
Chapter 948: A Changed Appearance
Yvonne did an excellent job at explaining how the Prince had turned the reason for being rejected previously to his advantage the next time he had visited the St. Claire mansion.
After Prince Fritzen had arrived at the room he was often escorted to by the Butler, he met the Young Miss and her maid who were waiting for her there with snacks and tea.
However, instead of taking his seat as he always did, this time he had a different agenda in mind.
Therefore, right in the presence of the young girl and the two servants, Prince Fritzen had performed something that widened their eyes.
The blonde hair and blue eyes of the Royal hair which were also his most noticeable features that helped others identify him transformed within a matter of seconds.
Now with dull brown-colored hair and eyes of a similar shade, Prince Fritzen had a smug look on his face as he turned toward the young girl.
Yvonne had seen this appearance once in the past, many years ago, so she was speechless to lay eyes on it once again.
Whereas Butler Limo and Roselie, who were startled by this sudden transformation in the Prince’s appearance, gasped at this sight.
If this had been in the past then they would have called it witchcraft as changing one’s appearance was not something that was supposed to be possible.
However, after being around their Young Miss for so many years, they did not jump to such a conclusion as she had managed to make many things possible that they did not even know existed in the past.
Not to mention that this sight had only momentarily startled them but not to the extent that they were bewildered about what was taking place here.
Therefore, they soon regained their composure once their initial surprise faded away.
On the contrary, Prince Fritzen felt that his actions had thrown them into confusion so he took the time to explain himself.
“Using my etcher’s powers, I can shift my appearance.” He revealed how this feat was possible for him.
The news of the Prince finding his etcher many months ago was already well-known in the Capital so the two servants did not find anything wrong with his statement.
Their earlier assumption about how he had managed to transform his appearance seemed to be wrong as the Prince had disclosed the method he had just used to do so.
However, unlike their naive thoughts, the young girl who had been watching this scene from the sidelines knew that this wasn’t the entire truth.
Yvonne, who had seen the Prince with his current appearance many years ago knew very well that he was lying right now.
She had seen him and even saved the Prince who had been disguised as a stable boy, working at the Summer estate in the St. Claire fief.
Back then, the Prince was much younger and hence had no etcher so his claims made no sense to Yvonne.
If he had now changed his appearance with the help of his etcher, how had he managed to do so in the past?
Wouldn’t he need an etcher’s assistance to achieve the same feat of altering his appearance when he had gone under disguise many years ago?
These questions led Yvonne to be suspicious of his claims and thus did not believe a word he had uttered before Butler Limo and Roselie.
However, she did not try to expose him right now but questioned him about something else.
“Where does the Prince wish to go first?” Yvonne inquired as she had already realized why he had altered his features soon after entering this room.
Prince Fritzen had expressed his desire to explore the St. Claire’s mansion during his last visit but was rejected with the excuse of maintaining his identity a secret.
However, his current appearance was one that posed no threat to exposing his identity, and hence Yvonne had no choice but to accept his previous request of touring their mansion.
Prince Fritzen was elated to see that she had grasped why he had performed this feat before them and disclosed the first place that he wished to visit today.
“The Piano room!” He announced with a gleeful smile as he too, just like his father, was a huge admirer of music.
He had heard a lot of rumors about the young girl’s ability to play piano skillfully so he planned to figure out if those rumors were just boastful words that held no truth or if she truly was as talented as people said she was.
Therefore, he had even used this method to transform his appearance which had been a hindrance to his free movement within their mansion.
Since he had gained entry into their estate, his next step clearly was to access different parts of their mansion without being stopped every single time.
Hence he had morphed his features into something that could be commonly found and did not restrict his movement while in her mansion.
Thanks to his dull hair and eyes, even the Butler had no reason to express his rejection, and thus the two children along with Roselie the maid moved towards the Piano room on that fine morning.
The Earl and Countess were at home so Butler Limo had headed in their direction to inform them of what the Prince’s latest request was.
Hearing of this, the Earl could only sigh and instruct the old man to keep an eye on the children but did not forbid the Prince from doing as he pleased.
In the Piano room, Yvonne sat before the large musical instrument while Prince Fritzen roamed around the room.
Roselie stood outside the closed door in the corridor, ready to rush in if she sensed something wrong but did not disturb them otherwise.
Meanwhile, the Prince made a few requests and Yvonne played them for him without making much fuss.
However, once she had completed the second piece, she stopped and turned in his direction.
The room was soundproof so she did not have to worry about Roselie or Butler Limo, who had returned, to eavesdrop on what they were talking about.
Therefore, she chose this opportunity to converse with the Prince which she had not been able to do a while ago.
“Your etcher helped you?” There was unmistakable amusement in her tone as she scanned the Prince’s current appearance.
Every time she looked at this face, she was reminded of their very first meeting in the back garden of the Summer estate.
She had spied on this Prince who was the Male Lead of the script she had read back in her previous world.
Watching him was not in her initial plans but when she found herself in the back garden, she had debated whether or not to follow the path which would lead her to the area where the first encounter of the male and female lead took place in the script.
Due to various reasons, it was she who had rescued the Prince instead of the female lead who was nowhere to be found at that time.
She was hesitant at first but could no longer sit idle when she saw his pitiful state.
Yvonne had thought that things would follow the script and he would forget about her once he regained consciousness but she was wrong.
Her distinct behavior had led the Prince to perfectly recall who she was as she had both saved and mocked him back then.
Her confidence that she would be safe even though she had rescued him vanished when she realized that the Prince recognized his true savior this time which was contrary to what had taken place in the script.
Their next encounter was one he had schemed to make possible which was also when he had indirectly confessed to being the stable boy she had rescued.
Their interaction wasn’t a pleasant one but Yvonne was glad to have left that place unscathed despite the obvious distaste the Prince seemed to have towards her.
Thinking of these events which had never followed her plan, the little girl let out a loud sigh that attracted the Prince who was now watching her.
Prince Fritzen indeed had lied before the servants as the fact that he could shift appearances as he pleased was a well-kept secret known only to a few within the Palace.
He had accidentally revealed this secret to Yvonne when she was brought to his Palace as per the instructions he had given to his servants.
Since she already knew the truth, Prince Fritzen did not continue with this charade and simply shrugged his shoulders.
“You cannot expect me to reveal such important information to them, can you?” He rolled his eyes and received a snort in reply from the young girl.
“So why didn’t you use this appearance from the beginning?” She retorted with another question as doing so would have made life easy for everyone.
Excluding her, no one would know what his true identity was and he could have moved without gaining too much attention anyway.
In response, the Prince blinked his now brown eyes at her as though she had said something ridiculous.
“If I had used this appearance right from the state then how would I gain the Earl’s permission to enter the mansion whenever I wished?” Another question was tossed out, making the younger girl choke as his words made sense.
If Prince Fritzen had not used his Royal status to enter the mansion then there was no way that a strange boy whom they had never seen before would be allowed to walk in and out of their estate as he pleased.
Therefore, the Prince had to use his true appearance if he wished to meet her.
He had no intentions of using his disguise initially but when he realized that his eye-catching appearance hindered his movements, he decided to use this secret method to alter his features into something inconspicuous.
‘The struggles I had to go through…’ He sighed when he thought of everything he had done to befriend her.