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 95: Finally, sweet treats
And so, a week passed, and it was the Academy’s day off.
Lars-sama and his group also finished the task safely.
I, along with Asher-sama and Kvasir-sama, who I sat with unusually, had dinner with four people.
Today’s meal was particularly heavy on meat. I heard that men like meat, so the cook of Duke Svald’s house must have shown off his skill for Lars-sama and his group.
I was also happy for the small consideration of reducing my portion.
I ate a smooth corn soup, salad, and the main dish. When it was time to start drinking tea, Kvasir and Asher-sama said they had business and left the room.
Then, Lars-sama told me about the decision made in the palace.
“We’re going to keep the demon beasts a secret.”
“It’s because it will reveal our country’s weakness to other countries. So, we’re having a hard time finding reasons to destroy the houses.”
“Duke Augren was stripped of his title due to not properly collecting taxes from his territory and becoming unable to perform his duties due to illness. The reason for the tax collection is true, and there was also the fact that he was disrespectful during the king’s questioning, so many reasons led to this conclusion.”
Duke Augren seems to have increased the factors for his own downfall.
“Miss Elena is… “
“Of course, she’s no longer a Duke’s daughter. From now on, both the Duke and her will live in prison, as banishing them would be too dangerous.”
Lars-sama added, “And then.”
“The servant who tried to help you, could have had his memory erased cleanly, fired from Duke’s household and sent back to his original employer. After that, whether or not he lives with the lady who pleaded to you is up to him.”
I feel relieved, because it was something that I was worried about.
“And Count Herkuvis’s household was also dealt with in the same way.”
It’s Albert’s household.
“Here, the reason that Count Herkuvis was not a legitimate successor was because we altered the records of the temple, and stripped him of his Count position. The people who were involved with demon beasts under his command were also arrested. Albert was treated as a member of a different family… but it seems that among the people who knew him before, it was hard for him to be seen as a Count’s descendant and not just someone who lost their position. He decided to move to a town in my territory with the girl, and should have already relocated.”
I listened to the explanation and felt relieved.
Now, I wouldn’t have to suffer at the Academy anymore.
The engagement that felt like a chain holding me down had also completely disappeared.
“Thank you very much. I don’t know how I can repay this favor… But as long as I’m here, I’ll protect anyone close to me! I’ve realized that with my skill, I can ensure safety even against demon beasts.”
If I were to say something extreme, as long as I didn’t sleep, no one would have to worry about getting hurt.
“I don’t want to involve you in such dangerous things,”
“No, I really want to repay the favor,”
When I said that, Lars-sama suddenly touched my head.
“You don’t have to think about repaying a favor. Just having you by my side is enough.”
Being stroked like a child, I feel a calming, yet embarrassing feeling.
Lars-sama’s hand strokes my hair and twists a strand of my bangs around his fingers.
“And also, thanks to you, research on the sacred flower is progressing. I will probably continue researching the sacred flower forever, so I hope you’ll continue to be by my side. If you really want to repay me, please do so.”
Lars-sama says this and lifts my bangs with his fingers and kisses me.
“Is that okay?”
I am surprised and can only look down.
Lars-sama laughs and stands up.
“Well then, get some rest, Miss Linea. If Count Radin’s daughter doesn’t graduate from the Academy properly, I’ll get scolded by the Count.”
I nod and think about my life that will change again.
Now, I have people who care about me and I can live without being glared at by someone.
Just that alone made me feel like a bright future was coming.
“Good night then.”
I greeted Lars-sama and returned to my room.
The room was neatly arranged, and as I entered, Katie appeared to prepare me for sleep.
After Katie helped me get ready for bed, I immediately felt like going to sleep, but I noticed a small box on the tea table.
When I opened it, there were beautiful, clear, glass-like flowers inside, like aquamarine.
They were sacred flower confections .
They looked like carnations, with delicate, beautiful shapes.
“More than anything, I am so happy that I can eat sacred flower confections with such a bright feeling.”
I took one of the petals and put it in my mouth.
As I felt the sweetness melt away, I savored a feeling of happiness.
Neko-chan: The LN version is far superior.