20. Even if I’m not Good with Waking up Early, I Still do so
A night passed.
“A lot of things happened yesterday…”
Remembering it all, it felt dreamlike.
Not only did Nigel say I could remain here for a while, I could also do as I please.
“…Maybe I should take a stroll around the castle?”
No… it might be troubling for them since I hadn’t received official permission to do so.
Sitting on the bed, I pondered about today’s schedule.
A knocking sound.
After I called out, Abby entered from the hallway.
“Good morning, Ms. Abby.”
“Good morning. You do wake up early, that’s good.”
“I really want to sleep more, but it’s already a habit.”
I laughed bitterly.
Back in my former kingdom, waking up early was a must because I had various tasks to perform.
Well, as of now, the only people who knew I was the saint were Nigel and the King. As such, I couldn’t let it slip to Abby.
“So, what is it, Abby?”
“I brought a change of clothes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to get out of the room, right?”
I was wearing a negligee which exposed a lot of my skin.
“Thank you very much for your consideration.”
“It’s a natural course of action for Lady Eliane is our important guest. Excuse me, then.”
Saying so, Abby approached me—obviously trying to assist me in changing my attire.
“Uh, uhm! I can change my attire on my own!”
“This is also part of my duty, therefore please don’t go against me and just let me do my job.”
Well, what do I do?
Even though Abby was of the same sex, it was kind of embarrassing to be seen in my underwear…
…However, her gaze pressured me. As such, I had no say in the end.
“What do you think?”
Abby asked as I stood in front of a mirror which reflected my entire body—
“Wow, how beautiful…”
There stood me in a lovely dress.
“…Again, is it really okay for me to wear such a beautiful dress?”
“Of course, compared to yesterday’s dress, it is indeed cheaper, but I’m glad you like it.”
Because it’s exactly the kind of dress I was not allowed to wear back in my former kingdom!
It was a very lovely dress, it was also very easy to move around in.
It was made of fine materials, indeed…
“I will never be able to thank you enough, I will never forget your kindness!”
“Lady Eliane is such a humble person, therefore I’m very humbled.”
Abby laughed a little.
“Everyone is very kind to me… not only is Nigel such a fine person, he also treats me nicely…”
“Lord Nigel is indeed a good man. He is a prince who cares about his people. He’s loved by the citizens—no one is more suitable than him to be the future king.”
Abby’s words reminded me of the warm greetings he received from the citizens yesterday.
“True… I envy anyone who’ll get married to him. He has a fiancée, right?”
“I don’t think so.”
She doesn’t think so…?
“…Someone as fine as Nigel… shouldn’t he have been engaged ever since he was a child?”
“Indeed. Several times before, he has been engaged, but…”
Albeit he was such a cool and gentle person, it turned out he didn’t really like women?
“Lord Nigel seemed unsure. In the end, those engagements didn’t last…”
“This is the extent to what I can tell you, Ms. Eliane. Why don’t you ask him yourself?”
“O, of course, it’s just unusual. My curiosity was piqued…”
But when I heard that Nigel didn’t have a fiancée, somewhere in my heart, was relief—
—why am I relieved?
Whether Nigel has a fiancée or not, it has nothing to do with me!
As I thought, ever since yesterday, something had happened to me.
“C-come to think of it, what are you going to do, today, Ms. Abby?”
I forced myself to change the topic to dissuade my feelings.
“The King’s pet, Ralph, I’m in charge of feeding him this morning.”
Ralph—it was that cute Fenrir!
“…Looks like it’ll be pretty tough.”
“Would Lady Eliane like to come with me?”
“Is that okay!?”
“In fact, I hope you do. I heard that Ralph is also fond of Lady Eliane. Even if I’m able to feed him, I can’t get too close to Ralph.”
I can do it!
As I thought about Ralph-chan, my eyes sparkled.
“Well, then I’d love to!”
“Fufu, Lady Eliane is quite innocent, isn’t she? Even though you’re beautiful, there’s also a side of you that is childish—if I were a man, I’d surely fall in love with you.”
Abby smiled at me.
“Then, shall we go?”
***T/N: Ah, Eliane is also pinning for the prince…