Chapter 26│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
In the room where everyone was gathered, Stephan started to talk with Lumina about what happened in the castle instead of Sophie who kept crying.
Sophie told Stephan the same things she had told Lumina.
Stephan said that as soon as he heard what sounded like a lie, he felt, like Lumina, that it was all true.
And Stephan didn’t shake his head at Sophie’s words. No, he couldn’t.
Stephan told her to go home, but he had a bad feeling about the situation and came with the knights to the duke’s house.
Lumina told him that she had been caught in a loop dozens of times, which made Sophie’s story seem believable.
There was silence in the room for a moment, and naturally, everyone but Sophie took the steaming tea.
“If what Sophie said is true, the story will never go back to the beginning unless the engagement is broken. In other words, we should break off the engagement, right?”
Lumina’s words made Sophie’s red eyes tear up.
“That’s… I don’t know… And this is the last time… this world might disappear on the spot.”
Silence fell again.
Stephan spoke quietly.
“Lumina… I’m sorry.”
The sudden words draw attention to Stephan.
Stephan looked into Lumina’s eyes and said,
“I’m sorry I kept doing such a terrible thing to you.”
“I was selfish… I tried to tie you to the position of fiance… I bet I betrayed you dozens of times…?”
Lumina recalled the past and nodded bitterly.
“I am sorry… I really am. I’m such an as*hole. You were right. I’m sorry.”
Stephan put his hand on his chest and hung his head as if in agony.
Lumina shook her head with a clear expression at the repeated painful murmur.
“It’s all right. I’m convinced of it. No matter how hard we try, our fate cannot be reversed. If it’s because of a story, then so be it. Besides, I’ve already found my destiny.”
Lumina looked at Sharon, and Stephan looked at them and nodded quietly.
Stephan turned his gaze, sadly, to Sophie.
“Fate is… scary.”
Sophie looked up at him in tears and said,”I…
“I’m scared, too. They rewrote it without permission… They told me to… fix the mistake… But I… didn’t really want to… ugh…. But I knew if I didn’t, this world could disappear…”
Lumina said she would smile.
“Sophie… let’s keep this between us. It’s okay. I know you’re a really good girl.”
The words startled everyone.
“Oneesama… No, I’ll accept punishment for the rest of my life… I would never, under any circumstances, turn my back on Oneesama…”
Lumina hugged Sophie as she burst into tears.
“I want you to stay with me. I love you too, you know?”
Lumina laughs, her face too ugly for a heroine.
The world will disappear.
It indicates that the loop starts again.
Lumina opens her mouth in the silence that has come again.
“Your Highness, please break off the engagement.”
Lumina looked at him with a clear expression on her face and said,
“Because I love you all. That’s why I don’t want you to disappear.”
——If I am the catalyst of the story, the world will return to normal if we make the right move.
——Then all we have to do is do it.
——The old me would have hated it, but I have Sharon.
——No matter how many times I have to repeat this story, I know that I can enjoy it if I know that Sharon is there.
Lumina said as she gently stroked Sophie’s head.
“I’m sorry for giving you such a hard time.”
Sophie cried again like a child, and Lumina patted Sophie’s head gently.
——I’m not alone anymore.
Lumina resolved to break off the engagement with a clear conscience.
(Potato-tan: Sophie, as far as I can tell, believes the game is over and fails to restart unless Lumina takes the normal route.
I’m a little puzzled about Sophie’s background because almost all of her dialogue was cut. The author kept us in the dark until the very end, lol.
Maybe God(Publisher) intervenes right after the deviation from the original plot and installs a new program in Sophie so she understands what is going on.
Chapter 24: “To keep things going according to the scenario, I… I’ve been rewritten for one last chance. Until just now… I didn’t know that… I was happy…”)