Haunted Duke’s Daughter C114
Haunted Duke’s Daughter C114
A few more moments later, part of the ceiling moved. I looked over and saw Cynthia’s face.
“You need to get some rest, or it will affect you tomorrow.”
Lilia couldn’t help but laugh at Cynthia’s opening words. She did not expect to hear the same words she heard from Sakura.
“I’ll rest after I hear your report.”
Cynthia nodded and came down from the ceiling. She kneeled down in front of Lilia and bowed her head.
“Welcome back. How was it?”
When Lilia asked, Cynthia looked mysterious. That’s all it takes to know the answer.
“There were several instances of harassment, as you feared, Liliane-sama but for now, it’s still only behind the scenes.”
“Yes, nothing in particular at the moment.”
S–But even just talking behind someone’s back can be hard for some people.
L–That’s true. But gossip is an everyday occurrence in aristocratic society.
S–It’s a disgusting society…….
I understand Sakura’s feelings, but in the case of gossip, there are more than a few people who go along with what the other person is saying, so it’s not easy to get at them. If something is too malicious, I have to think about it, but the fact that Cynthia has not reported that is probably the extent of it.
“Do you know the name of the girl who was gossiping?”
“Of course I do.”
S–We will remember the names Cynthia lays out and go to bed for the day.
Lilia found herself standing in a world of darkness where there was nothing to see but the cherry blossoms. She took one look at the cherry blossoms towering in front of her, and then turned her eyes to their roots. Sakura are not there and that meant….
I quickly moved to the side and Sakura plunged face-first into the ground. It looks painful, I thought to myself and poked Sakura’s head with my finger.
“Sakura, are you okay?”
“Ugh……..Don’t avoid me.”
Sakura got up, holding her face.
“I just got a chill down my spine, what were you thinking?”
“I don’t know.”
“I’m scared! I’m so scared!”
Ignoring Sakura’s squawking, Lilia headed for the base of the cherry tree. Sakura followed Lilia, her cheeks puffed out.
“I know it’s not the weekend yet, but is there a reason you called me?”
She turned around and asked Sakura. To Lilia, there didn’t have to be a reason, but she rarely got called out for no reason except on weekends. Sure enough, Sakura nodded with a serious expression on her face.
“What are you going to do after this?”
Sakura asked. She was probably referring to the harassment of Tina and Lilia answered immediately.
“I’ll wait a bit for now. Until we find out who’s doing it.”
“Can we wait? Tina is going to have a very hard time, isn’t she?”
It would certainly be better to take action as soon as possible. However, considering the future, it would be better to wait a little longer. It is possible to give a warning without knowing who it is, but it is better to identify who it is and talk to them.
Sakura laughs happily as she says this but then she quickly returned to her serious face.
“The way Lilia is thinking, no one will be unhappy, right? No one is going to be crushed, right?”
“I’m just going to talk to each and every one of them. I’m not going to crush anyone yet.”
Sakura let out a sigh of relief and smiled. She has been giving less and less specific instructions lately, but she still seems to be concerned.
“If there’s anything you need, just let me know. I’ll give top priority to Sakura’s instructions.”
“I don’t like the idea of you giving top priority but yes, I will tell you if anything happens.”
Lilia nodded in satisfaction at Sakura’s words.
That seemed to be all they talked about. A quiet time passed for a while and then Sakura spoke.
“Let’s get some rest. We still have class tomorrow.”
“Yes, that’s right.”
Lilia nodded and was about to close her eyes as usual when she saw a sad tinge in Sakura’s smile. Lilia thought for a moment, smiled and beckoned Sakura to come over. She gently hugged Sakura, who tilted her head and came toward her. Sakura seemed a little surprised, but soon smiled happily.
Sakura was here alone and Lilia didn’t forget that she had said she missed the warmth of human skin when they were together.
“Good night, Sakura.”
Sakura nodded and murmured good night when Lilia said so.
For the next few days, Lilia took her morning classes and showed up at the library in the afternoon, but no matter when she went, there was no Ray in the library. There was always a package and a note saying that he was out running an errand.
S–I thought Ray would be all over Lilia wagging his tail.
Lilia is also surprised but thinking about it Ray is the third prince of Claviles and since he leaves a note means that he comes to the school so there is still no need to worry about him for now.
Having watched the prince for a few days, Lilia wondered if he had not heard about Tina’s situation, or if he was just going about his day as usual.
Is he hiding it well, or is the prince keeping his mouth shut because of the previous incident with Lilia? Lilia didn’t know the truth, but this was convenient for her and Chris also remained silent
On the surface, life went on as usual, but the harassment of Tina seemed to continue every day, with Cynthia reporting back to me every night.
One day at noon, a voice suddenly reached Lilia’s ears. She was surprised for a moment, but then she realized that it was Tina’s friend Alia. From the reactions of the people around her, it seemed that only Lilia could hear it. She must have used the magic circle Lilia gave her earlier.
“I want to talk to you after school. The place is…….”
When she finished telling her what she wanted, her voice was no longer audible.
S–What is she going to do if you don’t agree?
–Well, I don’t see any other way. Without my protection, the third floor is not safe.
Certainly before, there would have been no blame from anyone for being an acquaintance of Lilia’s, but now it would be a challenge to come to Lilia’s room.
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