Chapter 87: Her determination
Thanks to Tanatora-san and the wisdom of the pharmacology teachers, Julian-sama miraculously survived. Although the situation is still uncertain, I am relieved from the bottom of my heart that he was not lost to us.
By tomorrow, skilled court physicians will arrive, and his treatment will become even more thorough.
“I still can’t relax, but I’m really glad.”
“Tanatora-san, how can I express my gratitude to you?”
Tanatora-san, who was now dressed in clean clothes, instead of being covered in mud, shook his head, wide-eyed.
“Oh no, I just did what I could! It’s natural to want to help the prince of our country!”
“If you weren’t here, Julian-sama wouldn’t have been saved. You will surely become a hero of the nation.”
Tanatora-san looked straight at me with his beautiful eyes shining behind his round glasses.
“It was undoubtedly Quatra-sama who saved His Highness. The one who deserves that title is not me, but you.”
“I was just covered in mud, that’s all.”
“That’s all it means to have worked so hard for His Highness.”
I was simply obsessed. If Julian-sama were to disappear from this world, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to go on living.
I’m filled with self-blame for not realizing sooner that this was Princess Chai’s desire all along.
There’s no doubt that it’s my fault that he ended up like this.
“I’m not that great of a person. I’m just a fake with high pride and the appearance of being capable.”
“To me, you appear to be a wonderful woman with the strength to overcome anything. Not just to me, but I’m sure to His Highness as well.”
This person has always been so honest, it’s almost blinding to me.
The sparkling radiance of the world that I couldn’t see before is now so dear to me.
It was taught to me by my nursemaid Lili, my friends like Sanna and Tanatora-san, and my beloved fiancé.
And Princess Chai Slophone as well.
“… It’s almost dawn.”
While watching the jet-black sky start to turn slightly white, I narrowed my eyes slowly.
After parting with Tanatora-san, I made my way to the infirmary where Julian-sama was staying. He had been moved to a private room, and was sleeping wrapped in pure white sheets. As I gazed at his chest slowly rising and falling, a sharp pain throbbed in my nose.
Asking the resident doctor to leave us alone for just a little while, I leaned over and approached him. I held his hands in both of mine, and prayed to God.
——Please let him experience all the happiness in the world.
I lowered myself and stared at him intently. It was the first time I had ever been so close to Julian-sama, and my heart was racing. I immediately scolded myself for my lack of discretion.