I Reincarnated As A Cannon Fodder Villain??!!!

Chapter-16

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After a few months

My days have been going smoothly. I had my siblings by my side, so school was more bearable. I did meet Reebell a lot. He came and went as he pleased, it didn't even look like he was put under any restrictions. Caleb was completely gone during these months. I had also had a few eye contact with Jabari but thankfully he didn't make a move to kill me yet.

I sat in my room thinking about my plans. According to the original, there would be an attack by the army of chaos after a few years. Many died in that attack. Later empire was able to stabilize the situation with the help of the capture targets and the heroine. In the story, Jabari persuaded the demon king to help them. During that time, the heroine was able to change the mindset of people and made them understand that dark magic is not evil. From then on the people with dark magic were not treated badly.

The demon king was a semi-important character and was the king of a powerful land. Hence he is bound to have some useful magic items. I am looking for magic items because I need to recover the parts of Alexander's memories that are missing. I don't what those are about but something tells me that they are important. 

I hope to find something in the streets of the city.

"I am not sure why are you so curious? Those fragments of memory haven't caused any problem. So they might not be important." Reebell was floating around in the room lazily.

"Don't you have to go back? I think you have been here for more than three hours." I gave him a stink eye.

He instantly straightened up and said a quick goodbye before disappearing into thin air. 

"The duke is calling you." Vera came to tell me.

"What???? Again???" I groaned.

I dragged myself up from bed and dressed in more formal clothes.

Walking down long hallways towards his study I thought about the reason why he might have called me but got nothing. 

I didn't create any trouble recently.

Reaching the mahogany doors I stood in front of them and took a deep breath. When I knocked on the door I received a "Come in" in a cold voice.

I am having a strong sense of Deja-vu.

Entering the room I saw him writing some documents with a dip pen just like last time. But this time he looked up when I entered. 

"The crown prince's birthday is coming in a few days. I don't want you to create any trouble like last time." As soon as he said those I felt like something in me might snap. 

'I' didn't create those troubles. It's exhausting to be constantly blamed, ignored, bullied for something I never did. 

But I still maintained my composure and bowed my head.

"I will not do anything that might tarnish the Hesling name, sire." I said in the most sincere tone I could gather. 

"I don't want empty promises. I want results." He said again.

"I will not disappoint you, Sir." I kept my head bowed.  I was chanting the word 'control' in my head like a mantra.

"And don't let the attitude you picked up in the streets while you were young come forth." He said but I kept quiet.

"If I picked a beggar from the street and gave him a castle I would want it to follow every rule properly." He said angrily and it was then, that I couldn't take it anymore.

"Ok that's it, I have been trying so hard for the past month to make up for the things that I have done. I know it is not enough but I am still trying and if you cant appreciate it then I hope you won't insult me either." I yelled disrespectfully.

"Watch that tone, I brought you away from the life of extreme misery and gave you something you could never dream of." He shouted.

"I didn't ask for you to adopt me and you did it only because the duchess wanted to. I won't be ungrateful and say that I would have lived a better life in the streets because that's not true. There I didn't even know if I would get even a single meal every three days. I truly am grateful and would always owe you for giving me something I could only dream of but that doesn't give you the right to treat me the way you do." I stopped when I felt a lump in my throat.

"You wanted to throw me out as soon as I turn 18, right? Well, guess what, You wouldn't have to go through any trouble because I am leaving myself, Right now!!!!" Tears threatened to fall from my eyes so I left without saying a proper farewell. Not like a wanted to.

Before I left I could see the shock, confusion, anger, regret all mixed on his face but I didn't care. As soon as I stepped out from the large room I came face to face with Christoper. He also had a look of shock on his face. Guess he heard everything. But I left him there. I gotta leave this place before I become crazy from their baseless blame game.

"Young master, what are you doing? Please don't do it." Vera came to me and held my arm.

"I can't stay here a second longer, Vera. Even you know that I have no place in this house." I looked at her and continued running towards the main gate with tears in my eyes. I ignored her shouts. Soon she couldn't catch up with me and started huffing heavily. I would have felt bad if I didn't feel so bad for myself.

In the jumble of emotions, I didn't even remember to pack my stuff or think about the dangers lurking out there.

I ran and ran with my blurry vision. I felt very dejected and regretful. I didn't know if they were my own emotions or the real Alexander's that he finally got to speak about what he felt all those years in his short life. 

The streets were bustling with people. I ran into a dark alley and slid down the wall and pressed my hands against my eyes to stop the tears from flowing but they just wouldn't stop.

I felt really bad at the fact that a small kid had been going through the same and even worse treatment ever since he turned 6. No wonder Alex had such a twisted personality. All he saw was family ignoring his entire existence. Any kid would want people to give him attention in that case. He was never taught about the ways of the world. 

Vera was kind and caring but she was just a servant. There are some lines that she couldn't cross.

I sat there until the sky turned black and the people in the streets disappeared. I wanted to book a room in an inn but then I remembered that I didn't have any money with me. So, I slept in the same alley beside a huge wooden box as my backrest.

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I have been so confused about making his siblings a love interest. So, I have decided to leave it to you guys. Vote on any of the four options given below. 

-Only Issac

-Only Elijah

-Both Issac and Elijah

-None (Introducing new characters)

Whatever receives the most vote is how the story would go on. So please tell me your opinion. You can also share if you want something other than these options. 

Until next time..........