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It seems Enora was telling the truth, because I’ve been getting smiles everywhere I go with Sylas since then.
This is supposed to be preferable to being malicious, but it makes me uneasy. Ladies, in particular, seem to be very interested in me. They often approach me in a friendly way.
When I went to the Marquise’s tea party today, I was surrounded by all the ladies.
“Good morning, Evelina-sama.”
“Are you not with Sylas-sama today, Evelina-sama?”
“Today, Sylas has work at the mansion.”
The girls all look disappointed when I say that.
“Well, that’s a pity. I wish I could have seen you two together.”
“Hey, Evelina-sama, haven’t you been with Sylas-sama since you were a child? When did you first notice that you liked him?”
“No, Sylas is a nice man, but I don’t—”
“Well, you can be honest. You’re no longer the prince’s fiancée!”
“No, I’m referring to—”
I tried to softly deny it, but the ladies wouldn’t listen.
“But now that I think about it, Prince Jared’s claim that Evelina-sama bullied Camilia-sama is impossible, isn’t it?
“Prince Jared claimed he bullied Camilia-sama out of jealousy, but Evelina-sama, who adores Sylas-sama, can’t possibly be jealous of Prince Jared, can she?”
“That’s correct. I was skeptical from the start… Camilia-sama, you know…supposed to be a saint in the eyes of the public…but she’s been making a pass at Prince Jared when he was still engaged to Evelina-sama…It’s been weird.”
“She definitely wanted to get rid of Evelina-sama. It must have been difficult, Evelina-sama.”
The ladies seemed genuinely sorry for me. I was surprised.
They did not believe me in my first life, no matter how much I insisted that I had not bullied Camilia. It’s ironic that they thought I was more innocent this time because I didn’t expose the prince and Camilia’s lies.
“We’re rooting for you, Evelina-sama! Sylas-sama must adore Evelina-sama!”
“Good luck, Evelina-sama.”
When the ladies said so, they stormed away, merrily conversing.
I couldn’t help but stare at their backs.
People’s eyes were all warm or lukewarm, but I was antsy.
When I found out that there was a rumor going around that I was keeping Silas around, I couldn’t help but laugh, but I began to think that it might not be a good idea to let the rumors spread this far.
Everyone believes Sylas and I are in love of different statuses and that now that the prince has broken off our engagement, we can finally act freely.
I don’t care because I don’t want a good match any longer, but Sylas is the issue.
If such rumors about the Duchess spread, Sylas’ search for a spouse may be hampered.
Sylas is attractive and charming, but it would be a problem if a lovely young lady shied away from him because of the Duchess.
Silas, who is one year older than me, is now nineteen years old. He’s not in a hurry to marry, but if the rumors continue, it could have consequences.
When I deny the rumors, however, everyone assumes I’m embarrassed and doesn’t believe me.
“…That’s right! I can get Sylas a potential bride!”
That appears to be the best option.
If Sylas had someone else, the rumor that Sylas likes me would be debunked. People may speculate that I was dumped not only by my fiancée, but also by my butler, but I don’t care.
I’ve decided to live this life solely for the purpose of making Sylas happy.
Once I’ve made my decision, I must act quickly.
What kind of woman does Sylas prefer?
I couldn’t think of any, so I asked him.
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