The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess
No one in the church dared to oppose me.
Even those Plumes who used to look down on me during Anna’s time now bow their heads and do as Roseline commands with just a word.
The Plume who was talking behind my back in front of the coffin I was put in before now wags their tail like a dog when I praise them a little, and the next day they look confused with a face that seems like they’re about to cry when I turn cold towards them.
It’s so delightful to see people rejoice or worry with just one of my actions.
Even the bishop is completely at my mercy now. He says that ever since I came, the powerful people have started to pay attention to the church and make large donations.
I watched the bishop bowing his head and smiling vulgarly in front of me with a cold feeling. No matter how much he grovels before Roseline, I cannot forget what he did during Anna’s time.
While behaving friendly towards the bishop on the surface, I secretly leaked his misdeeds to the powerful people behind his back, saying “If there is anything inconvenient, you should be able to control the church with this.”
Despite being a clergyman, the bishop has done many things such as embezzling donations and acquiring land through fraudulent means. I’m looking forward to when it all comes out.
The bishop, who only thinks of his own benefit, will easily cut off anyone he has connections with if the wind changes. What will happen when those who know about his misdeeds are betrayed by him?
As I walked down the hallway of the church, a handsome young man with a refreshing smile ran up to me. It was Virgil, Noemi’s current fiancé and Anna’s former fiancé.
“Your Highness. You came to the church today too. To see Noemi-sama?”
“No, I came to see you. You’ve been working hard, so here.”
Saying that, Virgil handed me a velvet box. When I opened it, a necklace adorned with plenty of jewels appeared.
As I gazed at the beautiful necklace, I felt my heart rapidly cooling.
Roseline just finds people with status or money and uses her magic to flatter them, then plays around as she pleases.
During Anna’s time, even though I healed patients until I was dizzy and did chores until my hands were covered in blisters, no one ever said a word of praise to me.
And yet Roseline is given such a necklace and praised.
“Thank you very much. I’m happy.”
I said that with a smile, and Virgil’s face lit up as he said cheerfully, “Please wear it.” Then he left.
After closing the lid of the box, I wondered where to sell it.
It would be bad if it was discovered that I sold a gift from the prince, so maybe it would be better to chop it up and sell only the jewels.
Everyone in the church looked at me with a mixture of admiration and fear, but only Noemi stared at me with hostility.
Since I came here, the Plumes who used to worship Noemi have been trying to please me, and even the bishop has been prioritizing me in decision-making. It’s not fun, of course.
On top of that, even Virgil, whom I finally became engaged to, is distracted by me.
Recently, I heard rumors that Virgil is running around trying to change his fiancée from Noemi to me, even though I have no intention of becoming his fiancée again even if it is allowed. What a hassle.
However, I thought I could be a little grateful because his actions must be causing Noemi some pain.
At first, Noemi was friendly to me, but now she doesn’t even try to hide her displeasure. She glares at me every time we pass each other in the hallway.
I used to smile back at her every time, but once I imitated the old Noemi and said to the Plumes around us, “Did I do something wrong…? Maybe I did it unconsciously…” with a sad expression. Noemi panicked and ran away.
After that, she stopped glaring at me openly.
Living as I please every day is very enjoyable, and I often secretly smile at Rose and Luca who are nearby.