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The Obedient Saint Was Made a Scapegoat, so She Decided To Be Reborn as a Villainess – Chapter 5

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


Chapter 5

“Hey, everyone. Anna-san is still undecided, so it’s not good to say things that put pressure on her.”

Suddenly, Noemi-sama approached and scolded the Plumes. The Plumes were silenced by Noemi-sama’s warning.

“Anna-san, you don’t have to force yourself. It’s terrifying to be put in a coffin while still alive. I feel the same way.”

“Noemi-sama…”

When Noemi-sama considered my fear alone, I felt a sense of relief as if all the strength had left my body. She really is a good person.

When I tried to express my gratitude, Noemi-sama smiled and said,

“It’s okay. Anna-san can choose whichever she likes. It is said that the effect of the sacred ritual is higher when a person with high magical power becomes a sacrifice. If you refuse, I might be asked about it…

But even if that happens, I will fulfill my duty properly. So you can decide as you wish.”

It was a smile as beautiful as a goddess. Her eyes were full of love, and her eyebrows were slightly furrowed in concern.

The face of the kind saint who prioritizes my will even though she also feels fear.

At that moment, I realized that I no longer had the option to refuse. 

“Noemi-sama! Please don’t say such sad things!”

“That’s right. We would be so lonely if you were gone…”

The Plumes surrounded Noemi-sama and spoke earnestly with serious expressions. Just a moment ago, they had urged me to undergo the sacred ritual, but now Noemi-sama was saying seriously that I didn’t need to undergo such a cruel ritual.

Noemi-sama turned a tearful smile towards them and said, “But if it’s to protect the people of the country, then there’s no other way.”

As I gazed at her loving expression, a voice in my head said, “It’s okay now.”

After all, I was just a commoner, an orphan, and a person who had never been needed by anyone. If that was the case, wouldn’t it be best to die here and use my life for the sake of the country?

The Plumes’ attitude was not wrong. It would be better for me to die than for Noemi-sama, who was loved by everyone, to die. That was only natural.

Besides, if there was something that I refused and it got back to Noemi-sama… I would be met with even colder stares and days like needles on a clock.

I would be hated by everyone in the church and be called a coward who sacrificed Noemi-sama for my own sake. 

That night, I went to the bishop and told him that I wanted to receive the sacred ritual.

The bishop showed a smile on his face and praised me for making a good decision. There was no hint of guilt in his expression about me dying during the ritual.

I knew it. It didn’t matter.

But there was one thing… I felt a twinge of pain in my chest when I realized that meeting Roland-sama was the last time we would see each other.


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