Chapter 62: Princess Chai now
I need to talk to Princess Chai. She naturally doesn’t have any memories of before we went back in time, so I don’t even know if she recognizes me.
I do have the desire to restrain her actions as his fiancée, but that’s not what I really need to do.
It’s just speculation, but perhaps the Queen’s intention to drive Julian-sama to Slophone may also be an advantage.
Although Julian-sama has no intention of participating in the succession to the throne, maybe he would be happier living peacefully in Slophone than spending his whole life under the suspicious gaze of everyone due to his outstanding abilities.
If Princess Chai shares these feelings, I am prepared to withdraw, and I must show her that.
“Do it, Aliseteen. In this life, I’ll definitely show that I can be of use to someone.”
It doesn’t matter even if it means suppressing my own emotions.
At that moment, for the first time in my life, I sincerely wished for someone else’s happiness besides my own.
After school that day, I approached Princess Chai, who was still snuggled up against Julian-sama as usual. It was the first time I had intervened while they were together.
“Oh, Quatra-sama! I’ve been wanting to talk to you for a while now.”
Before Julian-sama could make a move, Princess Chai came running to me. Her smooth fingers took hold of my hand, and she smiled sweetly at me.
“My name is Chai Slophone. I apologize for the late introduction, Quatra-sama.”
“No, it’s fine. I am Aliseteen Quatra, the eldest daughter of the Duke Quatra household.”
“I have heard rumors that you are engaged to Julian-sama. You two look great together.”
In the past, this kind of confrontation was a piece of cake for me. But when I see her face, I can’t help but think of that day of condemnation, and I can’t speak well.
“Alise, you look pale.”
“I’m fine, Your Highness Julian.”
In an instant, the pain in my chest was like a knife as I saw Julian-sama’s hurt expression. I know I’m really the worst for intentionally using the title he hates.
“I thought I should apologize to Quatra-sama. I’ve been borrowing Julian-sama for the past few days.”
She has definitely changed since we last met. Princess Chai is not supposed to speak like this.
If it was the old her, she would have been the woman who could lead Julian-sama to happiness. If my life had continued after my death, they would have been engaged for sure.
Because Julian-sama had looked at Princess Chai with such love.
“Your Highness Julian, Princess Chai and I would like to talk for a while.”
“It’s no good.”
I persist, as he responds sternly.
“Your complexion doesn’t look good. Let’s go to the infirmary together.”
“There’s no need for that. I’m with her.”
Julian-sama grabs my wrist and I struggle to shake it off. He must have sensed what I was trying to tell Princess Chai.
That I was trying to step back.
“Please both of you, calm down.”
At the moment a soft and sweet scent tickles my nose, Princess Chai gently touches the hand he was using to touch me.
Seeing him let go of her hand in surprise, she smiles as if a flower has just bloomed.
“Quatra-sama. Today, let’s do as Julian-sama says and take good care of our health. We’ll speak again at a later time.”
“I’ll take my leave. Julian-sama, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.”
Showing perfect courtesy, she turned around gracefully and left with her guards.
In front of me, confused by her intention, a butterfly fluttered as if it was lured by her lingering fragrance.