The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess – Chapter 23

The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess


Chapter 23

“Roland-sama!!”

My voice doesn’t reach him. Roland-sama is holding a child and looking around.

The floor just below the rooftop is burned by flames. I don’t know what’s happening inside, but there was probably no escape except for the rooftop.

Residents who noticed Roland-sama’s presence run to bring something to cushion the fall. However, the flames were getting stronger and stronger even as they did so.

I tightly clench my hands in front of my chest.

If I give it my all, I might be able to extinguish the flames. But if I extinguish such a large fire, I will probably use up almost all of the remaining magic power I obtained through the contract with Roseline. 

Then I will return to being miserable Anna. I will lose everything I gained as Roseline.

For a moment, I was caught up in sadness, but I quickly raised my head and looked up at Roland-sama.

Even so, it’s obvious which one is more important.

“Hey, Rose. Will you still be my guardian spirit even after the contract is over?”

“Of course. Roseline.”

“How about Luca? I’m really just a boring woman who isn’t pretty at all. Will you still be by my side?”

“Of course! I love any Roseline-sama.”

I smiled at the two spirits and turned both hands towards the palace. I closed my eyes and focused all my consciousness. Then I released a light magic spell with all my strength. 

The palace was quickly enveloped in white light.

The flames were covered by the light and disappeared in no time. Roland-sama, who was on the rooftop, was staring at the light above him in astonishment.

The people gathered below the palace were also captivated by the sight.

Once I confirmed that all the flames had disappeared, I was exhausted and squatted down on the ground.

The residents excitedly asked me I did it. I proudly answered yes. It was probably my first and last great magic.

Rose and Luca were flying around me, saying “amazing, amazing.”

“Rose, Luca, is my hair still the same color?”

“Don’t worry. It’s still dyed beautifully.”

“It’s still a beautiful red color.”

“Thank goodness. Thank you.”

After a while, Roland-sama came out of the palace holding a child.

Roland-sama was immediately surrounded by people. I could see someone who seemed to be the child’s parent bowing repeatedly.

As I watched that scene while still squatting down, Roland-sama approached me in a hurry.

“Roseline-sama!”

“Roland-sama.”

“I asked the residents. You extinguished the flames, didn’t you?”

“Yes, that’s right. Please be grateful.”

“Of course, I am deeply grateful. Thank you very much.”

Roland-sama said that and bowed deeply. It felt ticklish for some reason.

“Roseline-sama, I apologize for what I said earlier.” 

Roland-sama says awkwardly.

“It’s fine. I threw my hair ornament at you, too.”

“…I’m really sorry. That was just me taking it out on you. Remember when I talked about the saint who was here before? I liked that girl. So, I didn’t want to accept you, who became a saint in her place…and I ended up acting so immaturely.”

Roland-sama apologizes with a remorseful expression. I open my eyes wide and look at him.

“You liked that saint…?”

“Yes. I always wanted to bring her to my hometown someday. But in the end, she went far away without me being able to tell her my feelings. However, I haven’t given up yet. Someday, I will definitely find her and tell her how I feel.”

Roland-sama said with a straight face.

I didn’t know what to say in response. If only I could have heard those words when I was still Anna, how happy would I have been? But the Anna that Roland-sama fell in love with is no longer here.

He apologized for his outburst towards Roseline, but that was because he thought of her as a different person.

I didn’t want to think about how Roland-sama would feel if he knew that Anna had become the selfish Roseline.

My emotions were in turmoil between happiness and sadness.

“Excuse me, but…did the previous saint-sama pass away due to a ritual?”

I ask him something that came to mind since I couldn’t think of anything else to say. Does Roland-sama not know that Anna has died?

Roland-sama looks at me and smiles before whispering in a voice too quiet for others to hear.


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