Chapter 22: The Marquess’s Love and Hate│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“I’ll then share the food with you—wait, that’s right. Yes, I understand that you prefer to eat your own food first. Don’t worry.”
Lady Liliana’s previously dull expression became grim as soon as I said that.
“This one’s for Nadia.”
“Yes, thank you.”
Today’s rations include dried meat, cheese, and bread for Nadia.
I’d like to make soup with this bread, but I need to go to the lower levels to get pots and other tools…
We just have to hang in there until then.
“This is for Liliana-san. “
Lady Liliana’s mouth trembles as she stares at the food I’ve given her.
“Huh? You’re not going to eat it?”
Nadia asked Lady Liliana, who did not touch the food, with a curious expression on her face.
“O-Of course, I will eat it. But I think my stomach is a little upset…”
“Ara?… True, Liliana-sama, you do appear quite pale…”
“No? —If you don’t eat well, our future clearing of the labyrinth will be hampered.”
Nadia looks concerned about Lady Liliana’s refusal to eat.
I also encourage her to eat in a slightly more forceful tone of voice.
Lady Liliana’s stomach rumbled.
“You see, your body is honest. Because we’ve dealt with quite a lot of demons since you joined the group.
I took a piece of bread and placed it near Lady Liliana’s mouth, but then….
My hand was slapped, and the bread rolled across the cobblestone floor.
“…Liliana-san, do you recall what I told you when I invited you to the group?”
“…We don’t want you to drag us down by refusing to eat when it’s time. So, please follow my instructions.”
Lady Liliana looks down silently.
I know. You don’t want to eat, no matter how hungry you are, do you?
because her food has been tainted.
“(Sigh)… I’m done with you if you don’t follow my instructions. Please leave.”
After I tell her harshly, she hangs her head.
Nadia calls out to Lady Liliana, who giggles and shakes her shoulders.
“I thought you guys were dumber, but you noticed.”
Nadia and I both looked up at Lady Liliana, who lifted the corner of her mouth.
Of course, I was aware.
I had added her to my group once in my dream in order to efficiently conquer the labyrinth.
As a result? Nadia and I were both lying on the floor at the time because the food we were served was tainted, while she looked down on us with an ugly face and declared…
[You should not have acted that way toward my Emilio-sama.]
I’ll never forget the regret I felt when I awoke from that dream…how my carelessness had caused Nadia to suffer from something as heinous as poison…
…I learned everything I could to protect my precious Nadia.”
“…So, what are you going to do now? Are you going to flee with your tail between your legs, clinging to your beloved Emilio in tears?”
Haha. When I hit the target, her eyes were wide open.
She’s always been in love with Emilio, not her fiance.
In another dream, when we were going through the poison, she was talking about it while casting ice spells on us.
[I’ve admired Emilio-sama since I first saw him at the palace as a young girl.
I was so irritated that I couldn’t sleep because he proposed to Carina first!
And that stupid girl Aria made a pass at Emilio-sama at the Imperial Academy!
Then I used that to my advantage, to incite the dumb b*tch to break off the engagement at the graduation party.
But I didn’t expect to end up in the Labyrinth Prison!
But getting rid of anyone who gets in my way here is no problem.
Fufu, I’ll be in this labyrinth with Emilio-sama forever.]
I felt sick when she said that and had a look of ecstasy on her face.
So, in this last reality, I don’t want to hear such unpleasant words.
“Liliana-sama—No, Liliana… Did you try to kill my precious Ivan for such a ridiculous reason?”
Nadia’s chilling voice, released quietly, made both Lady Liliana and me gasp.
I’ve had a lot of nightmares, but I’ve only ever seen Nadia this enraged once.
This had never happened in my dreams when we confronted Lady Liliana…
“S-So what?! You deserved it because you were disrespectful to Emilio-sama! —Hm?!
“Enough of that!【Pulson】!”
A magical circle appeared in front of Lady Liliana, and a tuxedo-clad two-legged panther bowed reverently.
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