Although I Am Supposed to Be the Villainess (Planned), I Just Want to Eat Confectionery – I Will Aim for a Peaceful Life with the Block Skill
Chapter 76: A touched wrist
There is still Prince Conrad, but…
“I am not convinced. No matter what her father is like, his bad reputation should also be due to his own actions.”
He may want to say that you didn’t try to clear up misunderstandings or that your efforts were insufficient, but…
It wasn’t something that could be solved by effort alone.
For sixteen years, I wasn’t completely depressed either. But I wanted to argue back, but I couldn’t confuse the conversation with the prince by saying something like that.
Lars-sama puts his hand on my shoulder as I apologize and remain silent.
“It’s not your fault. There are many things in the world that can’t be fixed with just effort. People who are blessed tend to think that many things can be achieved with a little effort because they are often achieved that way.”
Unable to nod at Lars-sama’s words, which seem like he’s starting a fight, Prince Conrad raises his eyebrows as if he’s been made a fool of.
“Are you really angry because it’s the truth? You’re still the same. Should I bring you some sweets to calm down a bit?”
Then, Kvasir says this and Prince Conrad also stands up in a hurry.
“I don’t need it, Kvasir! Don’t send it again.”
With these words, His Royal Highness Conrad quickly leaves the room.
“Thank you, Kvasir. Thank you.”
Kvasir, who was thanked by Lars-sama, slightly raises the corner of his mouth.
“If you were fully suspected by the royal family, it would be heavy to carry alone as expected. Besides, she is also a valuable experimental subject for me. Well then.”
Kvasir stands up too.
“I’ll go first. See you.”
With that, he left the room first.
“It seems that today’s business is finished. Good work, Linea.”
“I apologize for the inconvenience I caused. Lars-sama did most of the explaining… By the way, is His Royal Highness the prince not good at Kvasir?”
From the series of events, it seems that the power relationship between the two is higher on Kvasir’s side.
“His Royal Highness Conrad seems to be struggling with Kvasir and being exploited by Kvasir’s experiments since he has been forced to cooperate whenever something happens. It seems that he has a dislike for him.”
“It’s because of the confections.”
I also felt bothered by Kvasir’s confections, so I felt a little sympathetic towards Prince Conrad.
Still, I was lucky to be honest about my appetite.
Otherwise, I might not have been able to get closer to Lars-sama, and I wouldn’t have had a means to hold back Prince Conrad, who has a grudge against me.
It’s only because Lars-sama is here that Kvasir lends a hand and protects me, no matter how much the prince doubts me.
Confections are amazing!
I was thinking about that until Lars-sama called out to me.
“Did it make you feel better?”
Because of that, I carelessly answer.
“Yes, confections are the best! …Oh!”
After saying that, I realized that I had said something strange, but it’s too late.
Lars-sama raised his voice and laughed at my flustered self.
“Well, that’s not what I meant! I meant to say that it was lucky for me to be able to get this close and talk to Lars-sama like this. The trigger was the sacred flower confections, so I thought confections were wonderful.”
I hurriedly corrected myself.
“Sacred flower confections don’t always bring good luck… but if you think that way, it was worth researching. I hope I can make confections that you will think are even more wonderful.”
Seeing Lars-sama’s expression that was slightly bitter, I suddenly think.
It’s not that he was fascinated by the mystery of the sacred flower and started researching it. It’s possible that Lars-sama’s research on the sacred flower is due to… unfortunate circumstances.
“But I am grateful. No matter what happens, I will never forget this favor. I also want to try to be a little more proactive at this party.”
Thanks to talking with Miss Brenda and Tricia-sama, the queen also took a second look at me. There may also be other nobles who have changed their view of me.
I decided not to reject everything and to make connections, so I can’t always be carried in Lars-sama’s arms.
——I have to walk on my own.
As I was about to step forward in front of Lars-sama, he suddenly grabbed my wrist.
It seemed like an unconscious action for him. He looks at his own hand in surprise.
“I’m sorry. You seem to be about to stumble. You seem to be a little tired.”
The hand is released.
For some reason, I feel lonely as the warmth disappears.
“Don’t worry about it. Come on, let’s go back to the venue.”
I encouraged and started walking again, but.
My heart warmed up a little as I remembered someone who supported me with the hand I was connected to when I was lonely.