The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess
As I spent my days like that, the day came when I had to give blessings to the knights.
I was nervous and unsettled from the morning.
Roland-sama would surely come too. During Anna’s time, Roland-sama was the first to receive my blessing magic. It was the first time I saw his face since the last blessing day I participated in as Anna.
I hurried to the hall.
Many knights had already gathered in the hall. The Plumes lined up chairs against the wall and gave blessings to the knights one by one.
I was called by one of the Plumes to sit in a chair and give blessings in turn.
The knights quickly formed a line in front of my chair. When I held their hands and poured magic into them, they thanked me repeatedly with a blissful expression.
I was reminded of the difference between Anna and Roseline even in this situation.
While using blessing magic, I looked around with my eyes only.
Where is Roland-sama? Has he already received blessings from other Plumes?
It was the first time I couldn’t find him even though he always came to find Anna first.
“. . . Ah.”
I unintentionally let out a small voice. At the edge of my vision, I saw Roland-sama receiving blessings from one of the Plumes.
“Saint-sama, is something wrong?”
“No, it’s nothing.”
I laughed it off and poured magic into the knight in front of me again. However, my consciousness was already focused on Roland-sama.
Anna liked Roland-sama.
As a saint, I had given up from the beginning because I, an orphan who was oppressed, could not match with Roland-sama.
But what about Roseline?
Roseline is so beautiful and has the title of Marquis’ daughter, even though it’s Rose’s magic, and she is worshipped by everyone.
If Roland-sama saw me now, he might fall in love with me.
After all, look. The knights who were cold to Anna are all smitten when Roseline holds their hands.
I was eager for Roland-sama to see my new self and became impatient.
“. . .?”
Was it because I was only thinking about Roland-sama that I suddenly felt like my magic was stagnating? Even if I tried to focus, I couldn’t activate my protective magic easily.
However, after a little time passed, my magic began to circulate through my body as I wanted it to again.
“It’s okay. It seems like I was feeling a little off, but it’s nothing now.”
“Are you sure? Shouldn’t you take a break?”
The knight sitting in front of me looked flustered, but I shook my head and resumed casting the protective magic.
Finally, there were hardly any knights left in line, and when I finished casting the magic on the last one, I quickly stood up. I wondered if Roland-sama was still here. I hope I can make it in time…
Pushing through the knights and Plumes, I managed to find Roland-sama. He was leaning against the wall, looking downcast. It was an unusual sight for him, who always had a bright smile.
“Hey, Sir Knight.”
When I called out to him, Roland-sama lifted his face gently. When he saw me, he frowned and looked puzzled.
I thought he would be happy to be approached by such a beautiful woman, but I tilted my head at his unexpected reaction and smiled anyway.
“Roseline-sama. Do you need something from me?”
“You know my name! That makes me happy.”
I said this with a genuine smile this time. Roland-sama knew my name. He must have been interested in beautiful Roseline too. I took his right hand smoothly and held it with both hands.
“…What is it?”
“If you don’t mind, I can cast a protective spell for you. Since I am loved by spirits, it will have a high effect.”
“I don’t need it. I already had one cast by a Plume earlier.”
Roland-sama looked at me skeptically and waved his hand away. I couldn’t help but feel flustered since it seemed like he didn’t like me.