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“…I’ve shown you another pathetic figure of myself.”
I eventually regained my composure and apologized profusely to Marguerite.
“It’s not pathetic… I thought His Highness Dietrich was sincere and wonderful once more… and I’m glad I became his fiance…”
Marguerite places a gentle hand on her chest.
“?… Prince Dietrich, what’s the matter?”
As I rose from my seat, Marguerite looked at me with a worried expression on her face.
“…I would like to make you happy…I reaffirm what I said earlier.”
After saying these words, I took a slow walk to the central fountain.
Marguerite rushed after me.
When I get to the fountain, I rip one of my dress’s gold buttons off.
“Oh Goddess Dahlia… Please hear my vow that Dietrich to Estline will make Marguerite Friedenreich happy for the rest of her life.”
I threw the gold button into the fountain and put my hands together in prayer.
I prayed that I wouldn’t screw up this time…that I would make her happy.
Then there was…
“S-So Your Highness, Remember…”
In a trembling voice, Marguerite mutters.
She was, as expected, the girl I met here as a child…
I turned around after I finished praying.
“Your Highness Dietrich! Please accept my apologies for my rudeness! But… I’m overjoyed… I can’t help but be happy…!”
Marguerite’s face was swollen with emotion…
In the past, she had been very stern and told me off for my bad behavior. Now she was expressing herself in this way to a man like me.
“Me too… I’ll never let you regret choosing me.”
I moved in close and gave her a gentle hug.
Our eyes were welling up with tears.
“Ah, I showed you something ugly…”
Marguerite turned away sheepishly as we returned to our seats on the terrace after a brief hug.
“N-No, it’s the same for me.”
“That’s not true!”
With a determined expression on her face, Marguerite denied my words.
Here’s something I didn’t know about her before…
She had such high regard for me…
But all I did was take advantage of her generosity while remaining selfish and arrogant.
“What’s the matter, Your Highness?”
“I’ve just been appalled at my own arrogance.”
“That’s not true! It’s only the second time I’ve met His Highness, but he’s exactly as I expected. No, he’s even better than I expected him to be~!”
Marguerite clasps her hands together in front of her mouth, her cheeks flushed with a sly smile.
Aah… I can’t believe she has such an expressive face…
As I’m admiring her smile…
“It’s time to go, Your Highness Dietrich.”
A valet passed by and softly whispered.
“…I apologize, but Marguerite-dono’s eyelids are swollen; please cool them down.”
“Ah! how embarrassing, in front of His Highness Dietrich…”
“Don’t say such a thing, Marguerite-dono. I’m the cause of it.”
Marguerite replied in a fainter voice when I said this.
“Then, please come this way, Marguerite-sama.”
“I’m going back to His Majesty and His Excellency Friedenreich first, Marguerite-dono. I’m hoping you’ll return slowly.”
Marguerite turned around several times and left the place with the valet.
I inhale deeply as I take a sip of the lukewarm tea.
“…I can’t believe Marguerite made such adorable gestures and expressions…”
The image of Marguerite comes to mind as she covers her burning face with her hands.
She is, without a doubt, the most adorable woman I have ever seen. There can be no doubt about it.
But I didn’t expect her to react and behave like that, without the clumsiness of her previous life…
No, her clumsiness was endearing in its own right.
I returned to the central fountain.
“O Goddess Dahlia… I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to start over with Marguerite.”
I kneeled down and clasped my hands together in a prayer of thanks.
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