|It was a gift from the Young Master and Master Lilia when I was first admitted here.
When the academy confirmed my acceptance, Master Lilia asked if there was anything I wanted as a celebratory gift.
I made my request fully aware that it might have been too much to ask for… and a few months later, I was summoned to the castle.
When I arrived, there stood the Young Master with the portrait in his hands…
And he handed it to me in person!!
I learned that per Master Lilia’s request, he had called the court painter to the castle over the holidays.
It truly felt like a dream… I will treasure that portrait for the rest of my life!