Haunted Duke’s Daughter C115
After school, when she entered the designated empty classroom, Alia was already in the center of the room. When Alia recognized Lilia, she smiled a tearful smile.
“Thank goodness. I was afraid you wouldn’t show up.”
“What can I do for you?”
Alia gaze wandered somewhat reluctantly to say something. When Lilia raised her eyebrows, wondering what was really wrong, Alia noticed it and hurriedly lowered her head.
“I know it’s weird to ask someone who’s been in a fight with Tina, but……! You know what happened to Tina just now, don’t you Lilia-sama? Help her!”
Lilia rolls her eyes in surprise at the sudden bow of her head. According to Cynthia’s report, nothing had happened yet that would have caused her to go this far. At least, she is aware that she had done things much worse before. So something had happened by noon today, when Alia contacted her.
Lilia asked Ira what happened.
“She was going to the cafeteria after her morning class when she was pushed down the stairs.”
Fortunately, someone seemed to have caught her and she wasn’t hurt, Alia continued, but Lilia’s eyes widened in astonishment.
Lilia had no idea that this would suddenly happen. It was probably Cynthia who caught Tina. She was really glad that she had sent her to Tina’s side.
L–I never thought they would do something like that out of the blue.
S–What are you going to do?
L–I can’t just overlook it.
This time it was Cynthia’s presence that saved the day but if Cynthia had not been there…..
She had thought that she would have to wait until they did something decisive, but she didn’t think it would turn out this way. Lilia gave a small sigh and said to Alia.
“All right. I’ll take care of it.”
“Eh……? You are going to help us?”
Alia looked surprised, and Lilia raised a half-lidded eye in dismay.
“Of course. There’s no way I’m not going to help that girl.”
Hearing this, Alia froze as if stunned, but eventually she smiled.
“Ha ha…….Tina was right, wasn’t she?”
Lilia tilts her head and Alia tells her with a wry smile.
“I consulted with Lilia at my own discretion this time. I told Tina about it and she told me not to do it. She said she did terrible things to you, and that I can’t have you help her.”
Lilia’s expression froze.
“I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t tell Tina what I told you. I’m going back but if there is anything I can do to help, just let me know.”
Saying this, Alia turned to leave the classroom with quick steps. As she put her hand on the door, she turned back to Lilia.
I know it’s not easy to forgive Tina, but I’d be glad if you could make up with her. Tina is sorry for what she did, she’s been depressed for a long time, and it’s hard to watch.”
Lilia, who was left alone, was still stunned and sighed loudly when she heard no footsteps.
S–I’m sure Alia has heard from Tina, right?
L–I guess so, she can’t hear it from anyone else.
S–Tina thinks she’s at fault, doesn’t she?
L–It seems so.
Lilia was silent again for a while and then smiled to herself.
L–Sakura, what do you think I should do?
Sakura groaned for a while as if thinking, then nodded her head and said
S–Why don’t you just apologize? Just apologize to each other and be done with it.
L–Is that okay?
S–I think it’s fine.
Lilia still seemed undecided, but eventually gave a small nod.
L–I’ll apologize the next time I see her.
S–I wish you would have gone now. You’ve got no spirit in a weird way.
L–You’re so annoying.
To be honest, I am still afraid to meet her face to face. Although I know that it is not limited to Tina, I still find it hard to go see her when I think that she might say something about me if I meet her in person. In the first place, I wonder if Tina’s not coming to see me means that she doesn’t want to see me.
S–I’m sure you’re both thinking the same thing.
Unable to respond to Sakura’s whisper, Lilia returned to her room, troubled.
“Alisa, can you go get these people for me?”
Returning to her room, Lilia wrote some names on a blank piece of paper and handed it to Alisa. Alisa blinked at the names and nodded in awe with a somewhat nervous expression on her face.
Alisa left the room and was soon replaced by Chris.
“Alisa-san left in a hurry, is there something wrong?”
“Yeah. A little.”
Lilia was a little surprised but without showing it, indicated the chair in front of her. Chris thanked her and sat down.
“I should have brought another maid. I can’t prepare the tea.”
“By the way, you have only brought one maid, Miss Liliane. Is there a reason for that?”
“It’s no big deal. She is the only maid that I can trust with all my heart.”
I answered honestly and Chris nodded her head.
“I think you need at least one more person. Alisa would have a lot of work to do alone.”
“Oh…….I see. I hadn’t thought of that.”
I have never heard any complaints from Alisa, either directly or indirectly. For that reason, I was relieved, but surely it must be difficult for Alisa to do it alone. Should I bring a few maids from the mansion as soon as possible?
As she was thinking about this, she heard Chris coughing, and Lilia came to herself. When she looked at Chris, she was staring at Lilia with a serious expression.
“Dear Liliane, did Alisa-san go to call the person involved in that matter?”
At Chris’s question, Lilia narrowed her eyes quizzically.
“I wonder if you know the details of what happened today.”
“Yes, I know.”
Lilia was taken aback by Chris’s answer. She tried to smile, but her cheeks were drawn back.
“Why have you ignored it?”
Her voice was stiff as she asked the question. I reflected on this and turned my attention to Chris. Chris looked somewhat taken aback and then chuckled.
“Liliane-sama seems to be mistaken about one thing.”
“I am not on your side.”
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