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Lumina took a deep breath, her face flushed, and looked at Sharon straight in the eye and said.
“This is disrespectful! If His Highness finds out…”
“Of course, I will make an effort not to show my affections to his highness’s temporary fiancée until you are 18 years old. But to be clear, Miss Lumina is so… well… so cute that it might be impossible not to love her… so I’ll try to keep it a secret. That’s allowed, right?”
“What are you saying?!”
“I’m saying exactly what I think.”
“Wait a minute! What if His Highness gets engaged to me as is?”
She knows it’s impossible, but her mouth is moving as if she wants Sharon to retract his words.
“Then I will step aside like a man and behave properly. Would that be all right?”
——What would be all right?
——No, wait a minute.
——His Highness won’t love me anyway. Then it’s all right, isn’t it?
——Is it okay?
——No, I don’t know.
——I’m a little confused.
“I think… If his highness loves you properly, I think it would be your greatest happiness. I’ll do my best to set things up. But…”
Sharon paused and gently gripped Lumina’s hand.
“If you’re sad, I’ll make you happy someday.”
Lumina’s heart thumped.
Little by little, it grows bigger and her heart beats faster.
——You can’t do it.
——Don’t believe him.
——No one will ever love me anyway.
She can feel the warmth of his hand in hers, even as she tries to admonish herself.
But, she couldn’t shake her head.
She can’t resist the sensation she’s feeling for the first time.
“Sharon-sama.., aren’t you afraid that you might not be loved in return?”
Sharon smiled at these words.
“I’m more worried about seeing Miss Lumina holding back her tears than I am about that. So don’t worry about me.”
Lumina squeezed Sharon’s hand back, even though she knew she shouldn’t.
She’s had enough of it.
To be an unloved and miserable woman whose engagement broke off.
That’s why she can’t let go of that gentle hand.
“If you get anxious, I’m here to listen. So you don’t have to hold back.
Tears that should have stopped flowing, and Sharon held her hand for a while without asking her anything.
The scent of the flowers lingered in her memory, and for the first time, she didn’t want to be in a loop anymore.
——I didn’t want this moment to disappear like a dream, and I couldn’t help but wish to God that this would be the last time.
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