𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟓: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐝
I left the suffering prince behind and quickly left the ceremony hall.
I’ve done it.
I intended to break the engagement flag, but I ended up folding the prince in two.
It was a very clean fold, I even wanted to make a statue out of it.
Still, couldn’t we have dissolved the engagement in a more graceful manner?
Well, there’s no undoing what’s been done, so let’s think about what to do from now on.
I can no longer return to peaceful days, but surprisingly, I felt refreshed.
“Miss Viara? Oh my, where is the prince?”
Noah-sama, who was outside the door, stared at me in surprise.
“I punched him! It was self-defense because he was trying to commit sexual assault! The prince collapsed inside.”
“You punched him!?”
Noah-sama rushed towards me with such force that his tied silver hair bounced.
“Let’s purify your hands!”
Treating the prince as filth!
Noah-sama took both of my hands and, somehow, cast a purification magic of the holy attribute on them.
“Noah-sama, I would like you to heal the prince to the extent that he won’t die but can’t move. I will leave the town immediately, so can I ask you to buy me some time?”
Noah-sama’s beautiful face twisted in despair at my words.
As always, Noah-sama is kind and caring, or rather, overly concerned about me.
And he has an unstable mental state.
“Oh no. . .What a tragedy!! An attempted sexual assault occurring within the church, it’s my fault! As an apology, please accept this soul.”
Scary! Why is a third party panicking?!
“No, it’s not necessary. The one at fault is the prince.”
“Even so! The responsibility lies with me, the high priest, I promise to be on Miss Viara’s side no matter what happens!”
“Oh, how wonderful! Then please buy me some time! I can’t stay in this country anymore, so I’ll escape to a neighboring country.”
Noah-sama, in a state of panic, trembled as he searched within his long sleeves and handed me a white gem to hold.
“This will surely be of use to you. Please keep it.”
Huh, what is this, an apology stone from another world?
I don’t really understand, but if it’s useful, I’ll accept it.
I thanked Noah-sama once again and moved away from him.
“Thank you, Noah-sama!”
“Please stay safe. . .!”
With tears in his eyes, Noah-sama entered the ceremony hall to treat Prince Roque.
I dashed through the church in an unladylike manner and charged towards Cid, who was waiting outside.
Cid’s eyes widened as he saw me running towards him.
“It’s over! I was so angry that I punched him as hard as I could!!”
I noticed that he was a bit surprised when I jumped into his chest, but he quickly embraced me.
Being enveloped in his arms made me feel incredibly happy.
“Miss?! What do you mean you punched him?! What did he do to you?!”
“What he did doesn’t matter. He said something like [Let me hold you once] so I punched him!”
“What?! That guy. . .!!”
While hiding in the commotion, I nuzzled my cheek against Cid’s chest and then quickly lifted my face.
And then, I firmly grabbed hold of Cid, who was leaning forward as if he was about to storm into the church and beat up Prince Roque.
“No, we can’t! We have to escape quickly!”
“It’s okay, it will be over soon!”
By “over,” it means the prince’s life will be over.
No, I can’t allow that. It would be too much if he died.
Noah-sama has bought us time, so it’s not right for Cid to deliver the final blow.
“More importantly, hurry! While Noah-sama is buying us time, let’s go back home for now! We’ll escape to a neighboring country immediately!”
“Escape to a neighboring country?!”
I pushed Cid and the maid into the carriage and hurriedly returned to Duke Marcus’s mansion.