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Since her engagement was broken, Ojo-sama has always been by my side, inviting me to many places and even saying that being with me is the most enjoyable thing.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t suspect Ojo-sama harbored romantic feelings for me.
But one day…my hopes were quickly dashed when Ojo-sama summoned me to her room and announced that she was going to find me a marriage partner.
She looks at me as if she expects me to be pleased, and I’m guessing she has no idea how cruel she is saying.
I managed to calm down and tell her that I don’t want anything like that and that I’m not interested in marriage in particular.
But Ojo-sama’s expression remained dissatisfied.
Despite the fact that I was able to persuade her that day, Ojo-sama began to make frequent marriage proposals to me the following day.
I felt like crying every time Ojo-sama told me about it.
Ojo-sama’s unwavering concern for me was pure kindness.
It was arrogant to believe that Ojo-sama felt the same way about me.
“Sylas, you don’t seem to be in good spirits. Are you all right?”
When Ojo-sama notices my disappointment, she looks at my face with concern. I look at her, remembering how this happened to me when I was younger.
“N-No, I’m fine. I apologize for causing you concern.”
“Really? Don’t overwork yourself.”
I look at Ojo-sama, who says this solemnly, and remind myself of my folly. I knew she was out of my reach from the start.
I should be grateful that Ojo-sama is concerned about me, even if she doesn’t think much (romantically) of me.
But, just as I was about to think about it, Ojo-sama said something else cruel to me.
Ojo-sama, who summoned me back to the room, appeared serious, her eyebrows raised.
“Sylas, I’m sorry. I’ve been too aggressive in trying to find you a fiancée.”
At first, I was relieved. Now, Ojo-sama would not be able to recommend a marriage candidate. I smile and reply.
“No, I appreciate Ojo-sama’s concern. It’s just that I’m not thinking about getting married.”
“Right. You would not want to get married right away. So let’s do this! I’ll prepare you for the possibility of meeting someone who isn’t a marriage partner or a grandiose one. Tell me who’s your ideal woman and I’ll find someone for Sylas!”
Ojo-sama said in a cheerful tone.
How many more times can she break my heart? I just want to be near Ojo-sama, even if I can’t reach her. Why is it that she can’t see that?
The emotions I’ve been repressing are about to burst.
I found myself clutching Ojo-sama’s frail arm.
Ojo-sama blinks open his eyes in surprise.
But I can’t bring myself to let go of her.
“…If anyone is OK, will Ojo-sama marry me?”
Emotions boiled over, and I couldn’t stop myself from saying those words.
Ojo-sama was staring at me, dumbfounded.
It’s no surprise. When you’re told something like that by someone you think is just a butler, it’s understandably perplexing.
Ojo-sama asked me hesitantly if I wanted to be the duke’s son-in-law.
Saddened that she took it that way, I replied that it was not so and that I preferred Ojo-sama, whereupon she looked away restlessly.
My mind gradually calmed down after a lengthy conversation.
What on earth am I doing? Ojo-sama is just trying to be nice by assisting me in finding a marriage partner. Ojo-sama appeared to be troubled and at a loss for words.
I can’t believe I became so agitated and said such rash things.
“I apologize, Ojo-sama. I’m a butler, and I’ve embarrassed you…!! I’m going to take a breather.
Ojo-sama grabbed my hand and held me back when I said this in a fit of self-loathing. She then asked if I liked her.
I couldn’t deceive myself by saying “no,” so I just nodded.
But Ojo-sama, who I expected to be perplexed, said something unexpected.
“Marry me! I’m going to consult with my father! There’s a chance he’ll say no, but then I’ll be a commoner! Then there won’t be a problem, will there?”
In awe, I look at Ojo-sama.
She was merrily spinning her words.
“I want to make you happy. And I feel like I can be happy with you. Is that wrong?”
I found myself hugging Ojo-sama after she said it with such clear eyes.
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