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I dashed into my father’s office.
Sylas offered to accompany me, but I asked him to wait outside because I had no idea what was going on.
When I arrived at the office, my glum father informed me of what had occurred.
He told me that Camilia had been slashed with a knife on her way to the temple by a suspicious man. Fortunately, the guards took action quickly, and no one was seriously hurt. However, Camilia got a cut on her arm.
The assailant fled but was spotted by one of the guards, who pursued him and apprehended him quickly. He was said to be a young commoner with no ties to Camilia or the royal family.
When Prince Jared learned of Camilia’s injury, he became enraged and ordered to look into whether the criminal was just a single person. Upon questioning, the man confessed that he had been “sent by Evelina-sama of the ducal family.
“What! That was not something I requested!”
I immediately deny it, but my father’s expression remains solemn.
I’m not joking. This time, I didn’t really do anything. So, why is the same thing happening as it did the last time?
“Is that correct? You haven’t done it, have you?”
“Yes, I swear to God, I didn’t do it.”
“Then testify in front of Prince Jared.”
My father stated this with a solemn expression on his face. You should be more concerned about the possibility of your daughter being falsely accused. But, he did it the last time.
I nodded, but my heart was still pounding.
I’m not sure why. I had not resented the prince or Camilia this time, but had only tried to make Sylas happy.
Will my fate remain the same?
I left the room and found Sylas waiting for me with a worried look on his face.
“You don’t appear well. What’s the problem? What were you saying just now?”
Sylas’ eyes widen as I explain the situation. Then, frustrated, he said.
“How much longer must the prince and that saint torment Ojo-sama?!”
“I’m going to the royal palace, Sylas. I have to convince them that I didn’t do it.”
When I said that, Sylas looked me in the eyes and said.
“Please let me accompany you…I can’t let Ojo-sama go by herself…”
The atmosphere in the palace was tense.
When I walked in, all of the servants looked at me. They all have a puzzled expression on their faces.
I’m uneasy, but the maid leads me to the room with Prince Jared and the others.
As I walked down the corridor, I came across Milius, the second prince. He had a haughty look on his face as he looked at me.
“What in the world are you doing here? After my brother called off the engagement, I assumed you were barred from the palace.”
“Your brother summoned me. Look, haven’t I been guided by the royal maid? Don’t worry, I didn’t sneak in.”
Milius frowns as I say this with a fake smile.
I’ve been falsely accused of murder, and I don’t have time to be concerned about Milius.
Sylas is standing next to me, staring at Milius, who isn’t moving.
Milius seemed a little flustered, possibly sensing the tense atmosphere.
“I’m not accusing you of anything. You may go if my brother summons you.”
“That’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
“It’s only that…”
Milius remains silent and refuses to speak further. The time the prince summoned me is almost up, but I’m at a loss for what to do.
“Milius-sama, if you want to talk to me, please let me hear it slowly later. We’re going to leave.”
I could hear Milius calling from behind me, but I pretended not to hear him and urged the royal maid to continue.
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