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…something isn’t right.
The prince had just given them the order to capture me, but there was no sign of any soldiers approaching.
The hall is simply deafeningly quiet.
I could see Prince Jared’s confused expression as he gave the order with authority.
“What are you doing? I instructed you to apprehend Evelina. Catch her right away!”
The prince commands once more, but the soldiers only look at each other with a troubled look.
“Brother, may I speak with you?”
A voice rang out from the back of the hall. He approached us after passing through a path that had been cleared by others.
“…what do you want, Milius?”
Prince Jared was startled by Milius’ sudden appearance. He looks at Milius, unsure when he arrived.
“Brother, it is unjust to condemn Miss Evelina for harming the royal family. You started by insulting her and her butler.”
“No! I told the truth! That woman attempted to assassinate Camilia!”
“And yet, as she said, there’s no evidence.”
Milius meets Jared’s gaze squarely in the eyes. I was totally taken aback. I’m curious about what kind of wind Milius had when he was supposed to be hostile to me.
Camilia, who had been quietly listening, looked up at Milius with teary eyes and said sadly.
“Milius-sama, but Evelina-sama has been cruel to me on numerous occasions~ When I was cut off this time, I saw her face right away. She despised me and wished to murder me because I was engaged to Prince Jared…”
Camilia’s eyes seemed to be looking for protection. Milius, on the other hand, casts a glance away and then back to Prince Jared.
“I don’t believe so. Miss Evelina no longer appears to be interested in older brother or Camilia.”
“That’s not possible! Evelina is…”
“I met Evelina and her butler in a restaurant the other day.”
The prince was interrupted by Milius, who looked at him suspiciously.
“At the time, when I mentioned Brother and Camilia, Miss Evelina said she didn’t care and that it was great that you two got along so well. To be honest, I was taken aback. I assumed she had a grudge against Brother.”
“Heh, she’s free to say whatever you want with her mouth!”
“I was rude that day and splattered water on her.” Milius clarifies.
The eyes of Prince Jared were wide open. The hall began to vibrate.
“…What, what are you talking about?”
“Evelina, on the other hand, kept smiling. She gave me a smile and said she’d stopped feeling sorry for herself. She stated that she cared more for those who treated her consistently than those who abandoned her. Brother, Do you believe all of these words were uttered in order to be glossed over?”
Milius looked Prince Jared in the eyes and then turned his gaze to us, leaving him speechless.
Then he uttered an apology.
“I’m sorry about the other day, Miss Evelina. That’s exactly what I intended to say.”
The hall had become even noisier. At times, people’s conversations could be heard.
“Yes, Evelina-sama, she’s been having a lot of fun with Sylas-sama lately.”
“Everyone was excited that it was Sylas-sama whom Evelina-sama adored.”
“I don’t know if the story about her bullying Camilia-sama when they broke off the engagement is true or not…”
Prince Jared must have overheard what was being said. His face is flushed, and his mouth is contorted in anger.
Camilia, who has been smiling like a goddess the entire time, looks around and clicks her tongue. I was a little taken aback.
And I see the platinum blonde man from earlier as the room heats up in disbelief.
He was the man who introduced me to the assassin in my previous life. He appears to be irritated by the situation and is looking around the hall.
I’m sure he’s the one who’s suspicious…
He never contacted me in this life, but he was the one who inspired me in the previous one. Because the attempted assassination occurred in the same manner as the previous attempt, it is reasonable to assume that he requested the assassin directly rather than through me.
I believe so, but I don’t want to raise suspicions about why I know such a thing by mentioning what happened the last time. I’m frustrated as I look at the Duke’s son.
Milius approached me as I was looking at the Duke and biting my lower lip.
“I’m sorry for what happened to my brother. You can leave now because I know you don’t like the noise here. I’ll handle the rest.”
“Milius-sama, I thought you despised me.”
“Your words have jolted me awake. I also stopped wallowing in self-pity. I, on the other hand, have just had my heart broken.”
Milius smiled a broad grin as he said this.
“Let’s go, Ojo-sama.”
“Yeah. Thank you, Milius-sama.”
“Have a safe journey home.”
At Silas’s urging, I make my way to the exit.
“Wait a minute, Evelina! We’re not done yet!”
I hear Prince Jared yelling behind me, but Milius appears to have stopped him. Sylas and I exited the noisy hall.
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