Chapter 1: False Accusation│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“How could you, Angelique!”
When Angelique was called into the schoolyard, her hazel eyes widened. Her auburn hair shimmered slightly as she was surrounded by a group of young ladies.
The school’s most prominent group, made up entirely of high-ranking aristocrats, surrounds her. Angelique, the Duke’s first daughter, is a reluctant member.
“Who told you that Felice and I gossiped about Charlotte?!”
Well, you said it in the hallway. I think you rather wanted us to hear what you said.
Angelique looked at Emmeline without saying anything.
Felice followed, her face flushed.
“I was surprised when Charlotte told me. We didn’t hate Charlotte at all!”
Maybe you didn’t hate her, but you thought she was stupid. You were the one who laughed at her and looked down on her and said she would never get married because of her freckles and straight hair. But personally, I don’t remember saying anything against Charlotte.
Angelique looked into Felice’s face without saying anything.
“I heard that you were the one who put nails in mine and Felice’s shoes!”
“You’re the one who smeared ink all over Emmeline’s clothes!”
“What are you talking about?”
Emmeline and the others went on to describe other minor incidents for which they claimed she was to blame, as well as who and how she did it.
They claimed to have discovered Angelique as the perpetrator of all these incidents.
What on earth are they talking about?
“You’re not going to get away with this anymore.”
There’s no excuse, because I don’t know anything about any of this.
Felice and Emmeline gave her a grim look as her mouth fell open, unable to speak.
Angelique was also watched by Felice’s and Emmeline’s friends, who were standing behind them.
“Fufu, I heard that your engagement to Ernest-sama has been broken off.”
“Eh? My engagement has been broken off?”
“Yes. A lowly lady who tries to deceive others is not a suitable match for the second prince!”
“Wait a minute. What are you talking about?”
Ernest hadn’t told her.
“You have no idea? The whole school was talking about it the other day.”
I don’t know. I have no idea.
“His Majesty finally got wind of it and Ernest-sama voiced his opinion, after which he decided to break off the engagement.”
“He’s breaking off the engagement?”
“Fufu, yes. I’m sure the Duke of Montana is already furious.”
“What an insult to the illustrious Duke of Montana.”
Angelique was taken aback when she heard the ladies laugh.
She is not interested in her engagement to Ernest. But it is not her intention to make her father’s situation worse.
What happened, and how did it happen? What exactly do you mean by “done wrong”? Am I supposed to be mean to whom?
Her mind was racing with questions. She had no idea what had happened. She could only state the obvious.
“This is all a false accusation…”
But the ladies’ laughter drowned out Angelique’s mutterings.