The daughter of a fallen aristocrat, you visited a secondhand dealer to sell your mother’s heirloom pearl necklace for living expenses.
Not realizing he was a corrupt secondhand dealer, you were about to be bargained down to sell the pearl necklace at a low price when you were saved by a young man called Nero.
He said, “Attend the ball at the royal palace in seven days. Yes, the ball to select a princess consort for the crown prince. Wear that pearl necklace, and it doesn’t matter if the dress is dated. —Listen, you better come. It’s a promise.”
Seven days later, as promised, you attended the royal ball and there you reunited with Nero and learned that he was the crown prince of the Anvers Kingdom.
Beside Nero, there was a young man with the same face as Nero who called himself Rene—
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