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Sharon takes Lumina’s hand in hers and leads her to a small flower bed behind the castle, rather than the large garden where the tea party was held the day before.
They are still young, so there is nothing to be said for holding hands between a boy and a girl, but Lumina can’t help but tilt her head at Sharon’s behavior.
Sharon stopped at a quiet little flowerbed with beautiful flowers planted in it and turned to Lumina.
“Hey, why do you look so pained?”
Lumina tilted her head quizzically at Sharon’s words, wondering what was wrong.
“Until the end, Miss Lumina doesn’t like her engagement to His Highness Stephen. Then why don’t you give it to other girls? And how can Miss Lumina say that His Highness will never love her?”
Lumina sees the clear look in his eyes and thinks that Sharon is a fair man after all.
It’s normal for an aide to side with His Highness. But Sharon listens to his feelings as well.
This was very new to Lumina, and yet the tears she had been holding back began to well up as she remembered the sadness she had felt earlier.
Large tears streamed down from her big eyes.
She couldn’t hold them back.
She thought she would have to keep going until the carriage came, but then she saw the concern in his kind eyes.
Sharon’s voice showed that he cared about her.
Lumina couldn’t hold back her tears and burst into sobs.
Sharon hurriedly took out his handkerchief and looked embarrassed.
“…This is…the handkerchief borrowed from Miss Lumina… I was going to give it back…”
The handkerchief is hers, and Lumina takes it with a start, which stops her tears and makes her laugh a little.
“Fufu… Thank you very much.”
“I’m sorry… I mean, let’s sit over there.”
Sharon urges Lumina to a bench, and they sit down next to each other.
A soft breeze blew and the scent of flowers wafted through the air.
Lumina exhaled, wondering if she could talk to Sharon about her concerns.
A little, if not all
“…Sharon-sama, do you think His Highness will love me?”
“I don’t know. But… if you ask me from my point of view, Miss Lumina is so cute and kind that I don’t see why I wouldn’t love her if she’s engaged to me.”
Sharon’s words made her mind go blank, and the words he had just said were repeated over and over again in her mind.
On second thought, she couldn’t make out what Sharon was saying, and she just found her face turning red.
——I don’t see why I wouldn’t love her?
Sharon said, looking at Lumina with a very serious face, as if it were perfectly natural.
“Does Miss Lumina think that if His Highness doesn’t love you, he will find someone else to love?”
Lumina nodded, feeling her face grow red and hot.
“That’s what you’re worried about, isn’t it?”
She nodded again.
“Then… Miss Lumina, So if you don’t mind, when you turn 18, if His Highness has someone else he loves…I’ll love you for the part he didn’t love you.”
“Don’t worry about it. Don’t tell His Highness, but talk to your father and make sure he understands. What do you think?”
“W-Wait a minute!”
Lumina’s mind was on the verge of panic.