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“I’ve received confirmation that Marguerite-sama has finished her preparations and is waiting inside.”
I had Hanna check inside Marguerite’s room when I arrived.
I’d be bothering her if I went inside while she was getting ready.
I opened the door and entered the room.
There was Marguerite, who was stunningly beautiful and resembled a goddess.
Her long silvery hair is half-up, and the rouge on her lips complements her translucent white skin.
She wore diamond earrings and a necklace on her ears and chest that sparkled as much as her hair, and she wore a marigold dress that I had prepared for the occasion , and along with her amber eyes, she virtually blossomed before me.
“T-That’s… I’m sorry, n-no… I couldn’t help but freeze when I saw your beauty…”
Hahaha… it’s the same lovely voice and gesture as always.
“…D-Dietrich-sama. Thank you for preparing such a wonderful dress.”
Marguerite expresses her gratitude with a graceful curtsy.
Her face is stiff, perhaps because she is nervous about the upcoming party, and her clumsy side shows.
“Marguerite…I can assure you that no one at the party today is more beautiful than you. So there’s no need to be so concerned.”
My words made her let out her cute voice again.
“I-I’m not concerned at all.”
“Well, that’s good to hear.”
I nodded my head in satisfaction, leaning forward slightly, thinking Marguerite’s emphasis on this was adorable.
“What is it?”
“Well, it’s a sin to show such a lovely figure and smile like…that…”
Marguerite said in a fading voice. Her face flushed, and she lowered her head…
…After making such an appearance, I’d like to say that you’re the one who sinned.
“Ahem… So, there’s still some time before the event begins; would you like a cup of tea?”
“Ah… Uh… Yes.”
Marguerite and I, feeling awkward, asked for tea after Hannah cleared her throat.
For some reason Hanna and Nora’s expressions…somewhat bitter.
I sighed deeply as I looked at the two ladies-in-waiting.
“It’s time to go, Your Highness, Marguerite-sama.”
Hanna informed me while I was having tea with Marguerite.
The party is about to begin for us.
“Shall we go, Marguerite?”
I rise from my seat, kneel in front of Marguerite, and extend my right hand.
“Yes…Thank you for your help…”
After a week of this, Marguerite appears to have given up and now takes my hand.
I hope that we can continue to break down the barriers between us, little by little, and that the true Marguerite will emerge… I want to brighten her days with smiles.
Then we proceed to the hall in the royal palace where today’s event will take place.
On the way there.
“Dietrich-sama… I had a question for you…”
” What’s the matter?
“Yes… Why did you choose marigold for my dress today?”
Marguerite looks at me with her moist amber eyes.
“…because it was the color of the flowers in the garden when I first met you.”
Because I was embarrassed, I turned my head slightly.
“Dietrich-sama…I’m delighted to be engaged to you… I’m overjoyed that I fell in love with you!”
“That’s my line…Thank you once more for considering me.”
I scooped a single tear drop from her amber eyes with my index finger and gently placed it on my lips.
Marguerite and I happily walk up to the front of the hall, where we hear bustling voices and servants hard at work.
His Majesty the King and the two queens emerge from behind us and call out to us.
“It is a pleasure to see you today, Your Majesty.”
“Yes. Today, you two are the stars of the show. Have a good time.”
“Thank you very much, Your Majesty.”
Marguerite and I respectfully bow to the king, who nods cheerfully.
“Shall we go?”
In the hall, His Majesty the King and the two queens appeared.
I entered the glaring hall with Marguerite, nervous but smiling, as the entire kingdom’s nobles looked on.
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