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I was feverish when I fell asleep that day.
But the next day, I realized I had done something outrageous.
It was beyond absurd for a commoner butler to propose marriage to Ojo-sama, the duke’s daughter.
As Ojo-sama said, the Master probably would not allow such a thing. Ojo-sama said she’s willing to become a commoner if he refuses.
Ojo-sama was raised in a ducal household and should be able to live a peaceful and comfortable life. It is unforgivable that she should be reduced to the status of a commoner as a result of my selfishness.
I dashed into Ojo-sama’s room to apologize for the previous day’s incident.
Ojo-sama raised her brows in rage when she heard my apology. But I couldn’t just take her word for it for the sake of Ojo-sama’s future.
Ojo-sama’s sad expression shook me to my core, but I desperately tried to gather myself and persuade her.
Before reaching a conclusion, an unexpected incident occurred—a maid reported an assassination attempt on Camilia.
The perpetrator’s words, “Evelina-sama asked me to do it.” were taken at face value by Prince Jared, who summoned Ojo-sama to the palace.
Prince Jared’s arrogance is grating—first he abruptly breaks off the engagement, and now he suspects Ojo-sama of assassination? But I’m powerless to do anything.
I request Ojo-sama to accompany her to the palace.
At the palace, Prince Jared was even more arrogant than usual. Even though he had no solid evidence, he went to the trouble of gathering a large crowd and accusing Ojo-sama of being behind the assassination.
I was sickened by both the prince’s contemptuous stare at Ojo-sama and Camilia’s entanglement of her arms, as if she had been spoiled by him.
I couldn’t take the prince’s abuse of Ojo-sama any longer, so I interrupted him without thinking, and he looked at me with contempt.
“Who are you—oh, Evelina’s butler?”
Not caring that I tried to deny it, Prince Jared looked at Ojo-sama and continued.
“Do you like having a commoner as a partner like him? A worthless man with no social standing and no money?! If you admit your guilt and crawl on your knees to apologize, I’ll even make you my concubine.”
The words were extremely insulting. No person with normal nerves could have said, “If you apologize after I abandoned you unilaterally, I will make you my concubine.”
But I couldn’t argue with what he said. In frustration, I bit my lower lip.
If only Ojo-sama had been accompanied by someone more powerful instead of me, she would not have been trampled down like…
My thoughts were interrupted by the sight in front of me.
Ojo-sama slapped Prince Jared as hard as she could on the cheek
The hall was silent, and Ojo-sama surprised me by taking my speechless arm.
“Sylas is excellent, kind, and cool, and he’s been watching me for a long time. You called him a worthless man? Sylas is the most wonderful man in the world, unlike you, whose only merit is your position!”
Ojo-sama’s eyes shone brightly.
Ojo-sama has no hesitation in stringing together a string of words that are far too good for me. Even in these trying times, my heart is full.
However, this is not the time to be silently emotional.
The Prince was angry that Ojo-sama had not obeyed him calmly, and he directed his soldiers to seize her.
I dashed in front of Ojo-sama, hiding her behind my back.
What am I supposed to do? I don’t think I’ll be able to beat a few soldiers or flee.
I’m willing to kneel and do anything if he lets Ojo-sama go, but the bloodthirsty prince isn’t going to listen to any excuses.
I frantically rack my brain as I stare at the soldiers, who aren’t moving for some reason.
The uproar is short-lived when His Royal Highness Milius, the second prince, arrives and contradicts Prince Jared.
His words altered the mood of the room, and neither the prince nor Camilia appeared to be able to change the situation.
His Majesty Milius assured Ojo-sama that he would handle the rest and urged her to leave.
Ojo-sama and I exited the noisy hall.
To be honest, I despised Prince Milius, who had been extremely rude to Ojo-sama, but I couldn’t help but be grateful to him for today.
At the same time, I feel helpless, wondering how unreliable I am, as Prince Milius quickly resolved the problem that I couldn’t solve.
I wish I could do more to protect Ojo-sama.
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