The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess – Chapter 25

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


Chapter 25

Roland-sama grabs my arm as I stand up and try to enter the house. In the process, my hood comes off.

“Wait, Anna. I have something to say. If you don’t mind, would you come with me to my hometown?”

“No, thank you. I’m not the Anna that Roland-sama has come to like anymore. I’ve become a selfish and despicable woman who only thinks of herself.”

“If that were true, you wouldn’t have rushed to the scene of the fire to put out the flames. You’re still the kind Anna. Please come with me.”

Roland-sama pleads with me.

Tears flow down my cheeks.

“I’m sorry. I’m more calculating than Roland-sama thinks. Even when I was Anna, I wasn’t just working selflessly. I was actually doing it to be liked by everyone.”

“What’s wrong with that? Taking action itself is admirable.”

“No, I’m actually someone who is okay with abandoning people in need for my own sake.”

“Abandoning? On the day of that fire, didn’t you go around healing the injured people with your hair in disarray? You quit the church the next day. Was that also part of your calculation?”

But Roland-sama firmly says to me, who still can’t accept his words.

“You’re not despicable at all. However, even if you had a cold side, it wouldn’t matter to me. I like any kind of Anna.”

Tears continue to flow down my cheeks. 

Is it really okay for someone like me to be with Roland-sama? Is it okay for me to choose such a wonderful future?

I timidly take Roland-sama’s outstretched hand. He smiles happily. 

Feeling embarrassed, I look away. Suddenly, an idea comes to mind. I tightly grip Roland-sama’s hand that I was holding.

“Roland-sama, since we’re here, I’ll cast a protection spell on you.”

“Really? Thank you. It’s been a while since I received protection from Anna.”

“I was turned down last time.”

“Don’t say that. I didn’t realize it was you, Anna.”

While chuckling at Roland-sama’s troubled face, I cast the protection spell.

This will probably be the last magic I use as Roseline. My contract with Rose will be terminated. However, I wanted to use my last magic on Roland-sama.

The light melts into Roland-sama.

“Anna’s hair… and eyes.”

He looks at me in surprise and gently takes my hair. The hair that was mixed with red and brown had returned to its original brown color.

“It seems like the contract has been terminated.” 

“What…?! What do you mean by contract?! Was it because you cast a protective magic on me?! You didn’t have to use such difficult magic if that’s the case!”

Roland-sama says in a fluster.

“No, I wanted to use the last magic on Roland-sama. I’m sorry for not being beautiful anymore.”

When I said that, Roland-sama shook his head seriously.

“I like that appearance better.”

“Well…”

Since Roland-sama said that without hesitation, I felt the loneliness of the contract being broken fade away.

Then, Rose flew over from behind.

“Roseline! It seems like the contract has been broken!”

“Yes. Thank you for everything until now. Will Rose herself have to go somewhere?”

“Of course not. I’ll always be with Roseline. Besides, it’s just the first stage of the contract that’s been broken.”

“Huh?”

Rose says proudly with her nose in the air.

“The first stage?”

“The contract is divided into several stages. After using up the magic obtained in the first stage, you can move on to the second stage, and then to the third stage. The amount of magic you can use becomes stronger as you progress to the next stage. In the second stage, you can easily change your appearance back and forth.”

I stare blankly at Rose as she proudly explains. Then Luca flies over from behind and says to Rose with a look of disbelief. 

“Roseline-sama looks surprised. You should explain properly.”

“What I said about the contract being over is true!” 

“But you didn’t mention anything about moving on to the next contract!”

“If that’s the case, Luca should have told her!”

“I thought Roseline-sama’s reaction was a bit strange, but I didn’t think she hadn’t been properly informed about such an important matter. Oh well, it can’t be helped.”

I stared at the two noisy spirits in disbelief.

I thought my time in this dream was over. The time I spent worrying seemed foolish. But happiness welled up inside me.

“Anna, who are you talking to? Are there spirits there…?”

“Yes, Rose and Luca, my friends.”

Upon hearing this, the two spirits touched my cheeks happily.

“It’s amazing that a saint can talk to spirits. It seems like so much fun.”

“Yes, ever since Rose appeared and Luca became our friend, every day has been so much fun.” 

I said while stroking their cheeks with my finger.

Having great power and behaving recklessly was enjoyable, but I think what I enjoyed most was secretly talking with these two spirits while making eye contact.

Having great power and living a life of worship were not as important as I thought. 

As evidence, even though I am living modestly with reduced magic, my days are still fulfilling.

“Roseline, let’s go wild again!” 

Rose says with enthusiasm, and I can’t help but giggle.

If the contract is not over yet, then I can still do as I please.

Next time, instead of living for my own selfish desires, maybe I can live while helping those who need it.

Unfortunately, I seem to like going around helping people with my hair flying around.

It’s foolish to expect something in return. In fact, more often than not, it comes back to bite me.

Even so, I will accept such a life.

It can’t be helped. After all, I am a saint-sama.

—The end—

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