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By this time, Sharon and Stephan were face to-face in a room at the school.
“You don’t mean to tell me, Your Highness, that you didn’t go after Miss Lumina?”
“She wouldn’t listen to me, no matter what I said.”
At Sharon’s angry tone, Stephan raised his voice.
“I’m telling you, Lumina doesn’t listen to me!! I have no intention of marrying anyone but Lumina, and she doesn’t believe me!”
Stephan bit his lip at the sound of Sharon’s low voice.
“I don’t understand what Lumina is saying…I-I said I love Lumina.”
“Your Highness… who is in your heart?”
Sharon tries to look at him, but Stephan contorts his face and covers it with his hands.
A silence fell, and then Stephan said, as if he had made up his mind.
“…I’m certainly attracted to Miss Sophie.”
“But I’m not making a mistake—I have no intention of getting along with Miss Sophie.”
Sharon stared at Stephan, remembering many of the things Lumina had said to him in the past, and they fell into place in his mind.
——Maybe Lumina knew this was going to happen.
——I don’t know how she knew.
——But if she knew, it would make sense.
Looking hard at Stephan holding his head, Sharon exhales softly.
“Your Highness, tell me what you think.”
“Lumina she…she told me not to dilly-dally…I said. I’m trying to keep my vows…”
Even if they get married, it could be a loveless marriage.
Before that, Sharon wonders if Stephan can really stay true to Lumina.
He spends very little time with Sophie, but somehow Stephan’s heart seems to drift toward her.
It’s as if something is drawing him to her.
And Lumina knows it, too.
It was at that moment.
The servant, who had been sent to check on Lumina, comes into the room looking panicked and says, with a pale face,
“M-Miss Lumina went home to her parents, and then she packed her things and left!”
Sharon rolled her eyes and hurried to tell Stephan.
“Your Highness, it’s too late to do anything! Let’s just go after Miss Lumina and stop her.”
But Sharon was surprised to see Stephan, who looked as if he was asking “why?” and said to Sharon,
“She was just going out for a diversion, right? I mean, why don’t we leave her alone for a while?”
At the moment, he looked like he didn’t want to see Lumina.
His usual dignity was gone, and at the puzzled look on his face, Sharon clenched his fists and made up his mind.
He had always tried to step back and be a bridge between Stephan and Lumina.
He believed it was for the good of the country, for Lumina and Stephan.
No matter how much he was attracted to Lumina, he kept his heart hidden and watched over them.
Sharon can’t be the kind of man who can do nothing when the woman he loves is hurting and alone.
If that’s the case, he would face Stephan as a man.
“…If you don’t love Miss Lumina, can I have her?”
“…Huh? What are you talking about? Lumina is my fiancée. Haha. What’s wrong with you?”
Stephan was taken aback by his friend’s sudden revelation.
“As a friend, let me tell you—if you leave Miss Lumina alone now, I will take Miss Lumina as a man.”
“I told you, I’m her fiancée!”
“Then, shall we go after her?”
Sharon glared at Stephan, who remained silent.
“I say this as a man and a friend. If you say you’re her fiance, you should go after her.”
When silence was the answer, Sharon closed his eyes and exhaled, turning his back on Stephan and leaving the room.