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Leinhardt looks like a plant that has lost its water after being blackmailed by Alfred.
Leanhardt-sama sits on the sofa, drooping down and not saying a word.
I don’t think we have anything more to talk about…
“Leanhardt-dono, I would like you to leave today. I’ll tell the Duke about the incident with Miri.”
“Ha-ha-ha! Count Arzel to my father? I’m finished anyway!”
When my father interrupted him to defend Leanhardt-sama, he suddenly stood up and laughed.
I guess my father wanted to defend Leanhardt-sama because it would not be good for him if Leanhardt-sama broke off the engagement with Miri or was disinherited.
“Whatever, Charlotte! I’m going to drag you with me! If you think about it, it’s annoying that you’re the only one who gets to be happy! Prince Alfred! Let me tell you something!”
Leanhardt-sama stares at me with bloodshot eyes and says he can’t allow me to be happy.
I don’t understand the logic or what I have done to him…
In any case, he is very confident. I think he wants to say something to His Highness Alfred is…
“Charlotte is my ex-fiancee! She broke off our engagement and immediately compromised to accept your marriage proposal! Isn’t this a betrayal! If I had stayed engaged, she would not have accepted your marriage proposal, and she cowardly kept silent about her past engagement to me!”
Leanhardt-sama accuses me in a quick accusatory tone.
What he says is true. I intentionally kept silent about my engagement to Leanhardt-sama.
If I had known he was going to be this violent, I probably should have told His Highness beforehand that he is my…
“What do you think, Your Highness Alfred, that woman is a vicious fox. She is calculating and desperate to win your favor while pretending to be ignorant of what is going on. This black-heartedness is the true nature of this vixen!”
Perhaps refreshed by his shouting out loud, Leanhardt-sama looked at me and His Highness Alfred with a fresh face.
He looked as if he had acted for the sake of justice.
He calls me vicious and a vixen… I never thought I would hear such a thing from him.
“…What about it?”
His Highness Alfred, who had been listening to Leanhardt-sama’s protests, said a single word.
Leanhardt-sama looks as if he is out of his depth, as if his reaction is different from what he expected.
“I’m sorry to say that I don’t understand why you’re accusing Charlotte of being so good at what she does.”
“…No, no, no, Your Highness. Because Charlotte has betrayed you. She was engaged to me. I’m on your side, and I don’t—.”
His Highness Alfred stopped Leanhardt-sama from denouncing me further.
Leanhardt-sama stopped speaking with his mouth hanging open at the sound of his voice.
“I didn’t know that you were her ex-fiancée, but I knew from the moment I received the letter that Charlotte had just broken off her engagement.”
Yes, that’s right. I told His Highness Alfred that I had just broken off the engagement in time for my father’s reply letter.
He told me that it was just a matter of timing and nothing else, but…
“The reason she didn’t tell me is to protect your honor, the shameful man who got engaged to his ex-fiancée’s sister without a care in the world. And now you’re here ungratefully revealing it to accuse her. Apparently, you are my least favorite type of person.”
“…Your, your highness. Wait a minute…”
“Fine, if you’re going to pick a fight with my fiancée. I have my own ideas…!”
Leanhardt-sama fell to his knees.
His face is pale and he is trembling, his teeth chattering.
This is going to be rough on the Duke’s family…