Chapter 94: Only if you wish for it strongly enough
After that, Julian-sama kindly explained to me what had happened while I was asleep, although it was a very simple story.
For some reason, I had collapsed in the guest room on the top floor of the school. There were no bruises, and there were no traces of anything having been put in my mouth. Without any apparent reason for my collapse, I apparently remained asleep for ten days.
Although they tried to move me to a better-equipped medical facility elsewhere, Julian-sama advised against it because traveling by carriage with an unknown cause was dangerous. Despite several royal doctors being personally dispatched by His Majesty the King himself, nothing had changed about my condition.
In the midst of the doctors struggling with the possibility that I might never wake up, Julian-sama was the only one who truly believed in my recovery and devoted himself to taking care of me.
Well, that’s what I heard from Sanna, who happened to come to check on me earlier. By the way, she was sobbing uncontrollably, laughing and crying at the same time.
Anyway, the only abnormality that occurred in this world was “my sudden collapse.” Julian-sama’s attempted poisoning and Princess Chai’s visit never happened, of course.
“The fourth princess of the Slophone Kingdom, Princess Chai Slophone, does exist, right?”
“Ah, I think the name of the fourth princess of the Slophone Kingdom was indeed Chai Slophone. I haven’t actually met her yet, though.”
“Huh? But didn’t Julian-sama go to study abroad…?”
When I said this in confusion, I was even more confused when he replied, “I’ve never gone to study abroad.”
“Anyway, it’s really good that Alise woke up. The doctor said there was no abnormality.”
“That’s what I was going to say. I was so worried that Julian-sama would die…”
As tears welled up in my eyes, Julian-sama gently stroked my head, as if comforting a small child.
“You had a bad dream, but it’s okay now. I promise I won’t let you go through something like this again.”
“A bad dream…”
Maybe it really was true. That I had tried to take her life in the past, and that I died a miserable death alone.
Maybe everything was just a bad dream.
“…No, that’s not it.”
It was true, I was the worst. I only cared about myself and thought that as long as I was the only one happy, that was all that mattered. I didn’t have an ounce of consideration for others, and because of that, people around me hated me.
The Aliseteen Quatra of that time certainly existed. I couldn’t just pretend it didn’t happen. My shallow actions had hurt many people.
“I will never forget, so as not to repeat the same mistake again.”
Various emotions mixed deep in my heart, and I didn’t know what expression to show.
Julian-sama gently touched my head and leaned me against his shoulder.
“It’s okay. You’ll be okay.”
Repeatedly, over and over again, kind words were spoken. I gently closed my eyes and thought of “her”, like a fairy.
“Please, may you have days full of happiness and overflowing with smiles.”