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But Prince Jared’s treatment of Ojo-sama, who was still in love with him, was cruel.
He accused Ojo-sama of harassing Saint Camilia at a party attended by many nobles and ended the engagement.
At the time, I was in the palace but did not enter the hall. I was cleaning Ojo-personal sama’s belongings in another room with other servants.
Then a panicked lady-in-waiting came in and told me that Prince Jared had broken off his engagement to Evelina-sama and had begun a new relationship with Camilia.
I felt as if my mind was going blank.
Ojo-sama had put in a lot of effort to become the Crown Prince’s fiancée. She had been willing to go through anything for Prince Jared.
Is this the response to that?
I couldn’t take it anymore and stormed out of the room.
Is she crying?
Is she driven by despair?
She’s gotten so good at hiding her emotions that she’s in danger of being crushed by them.
My mind races as I walk faster through the palace.
Then I noticed Ojo-sama ahead of me.
She must have been so frustrated by being at the party that she bolted.
She was almost stumbling and running with all her strength.
Ojo-sama says my name as she vigorously embraces me. I abruptly stopped thinking.
“O-Ojo-sama? What happened all of a sudden?”
“Aah, Sylas…Sylas…I’ve been missing you so much.”
Ojo-sama wrapped her arms around me and wouldn’t let go. I hadn’t felt such close contact since I was a child, and I was completely overwhelmed at the moment.
She’s no longer a child, but now that she’s grown into a lady, she shouldn’t have embraced a male servant so easily. I wondered if Ojo-sama was so shocked that she was so confused.
But Ojo-sama was glowing.
And she said she was going to “pay me back.”
At first, I thought she was pretending to be happy in order to get through the pain of the broken engagement after being treated so badly by the prince she loved.
But, as she put it, Ojo-sama didn’t seem to care about the prince or Camilia.
“I’d like to go horseback riding tomorrow, Sylas! Would you like to accompany me?”
“Of course, But are you certain you want to spend so much time with me on a regular basis?
“Of course! I’m going to make Sylas happy.”
Ojo-sama says with a smile.
Ojo-sama appears to have reverted to her childlike innocence these days.
In the past, I asked Ojo-sama to go with me to the town. Since then, she has taken me to different places on a regular basis.
It was supposed to be a one-time memory, but Ojo-sama has since invited me to various places.
It’s difficult not to be happy that Ojo-sama takes such good care of me. Also, I was nervous and thought about whether or not I should be treated this way.
One day, Ojo-sama was invited to an evening party hosted by a Marquise. As his personal butler, I accompanied her.
I noticed something unsavory there.
Prince Jared and Camilia were flirting with each other in public.
Ojo-sama has been barred from entering the royal palace since her engagement was broken off, so she has had few opportunities to see them.
It was unexpected to run into them in such a place. On the other hand, Ojo-sama was unconcerned when she saw Prince Jared lovingly caressing Camilia’s cheek or Camilia giving him a passionate look as the prince wrapped his arms around her waist.
“Ojo-sama, shall we go outside for a moment?”
I’m afraid she’s pushing herself too hard, so I ask quietly, but Ojo-sama’s expression remains unchanged.
“No, we just walked in and are now in the hall. It would be rude.”
“But His Highness and Camilia-sama…”
“Those two, Ara? If they want to flirt, they should do so in a more appropriate setting.”
In disgust, Ojo-sama put her hand on her cheek and said, Her voice was devoid of sadness or irritation.
Later, when the ladies of the invited guests approached her, Ojo-sama seemed to enjoy conversing with them.
I was curious and asked Ojo-sama on the way home.
“Are you sure you don’t care about Prince Jared, Ojo-sama? You don’t have to push yourself too hard.”
If Ojo-sama truly does not want to see them, we need to find out before the party so we don’t bump into each other like we did today.
However, Ojo-sama is unconcerned.
“Don’t worry about it. I’ve told you before, haven’t I? I don’t care about Prince Jared, and I want them to be happy”.
“To be honest, I don’t remember why I liked Prince Jared. Isn’t he a bit childish? He just looked good for a prince.”
With a chuckle, Ojo-sama said.
I was taken aback by her words, which I could not have predicted from the Ojo-sama I had previously known.
“But I’d like Sylas to accompany me again! I’d like to go to the theater this time. Can you come?”
“Y-Yes. Of course.”
I nodded reflexively when Ojo-sama asked with a bright smile. To Ojo-sama’s invitation, there is only one possible response: “yes.”
“I’ve recently found that I have the most fun when I’m with Sylas.”
With a carefree smile, Ojo-sama says.
All my unnecessary thoughts flew away as I looked at her face.
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