97.2 Thank You
“—I beg of you! I have a lot of things to say! But, before anything else, can you cure Leticia?”
Claude turned around to the person behind him.
At the end of his line of sight was a woman. That woman was draped with what appeared to be Claude’s cloak. She was covered from head to toe. Not only that, she was also sitting in the corner of the room.
Because the dungeon was dim, I didn’t notice her presence.
A thin voice leaked from the woman’s mouth.
When I heard her voice, I was surprised.
She was Leticia.
There was no mistaking it.
She entered the royal family and was making a move on Claude.
She was also the one who condemned me, which lead to my exile. Moreover, she had also given Alberto, the SS-class adventurer, a cursed sword.
“…What happened to her?”
I had a general idea.
However, I pretended to be baffled, and asked Claude.
“I don’t know how, but Leticia suffered a terrible injury on her face! No healer can cure her! Can you cure Leticia?”
Did the thwarted curse ravage Leticia’s face?
She hid her face inside the coat, but it must have been pretty terrible.
No healer could cure her?
After all, that was the result of her own powerful curse.
Only a swordsman with considerable skill, or a curser—no, even they might not have been able to cure it.
Only one person in the world could cure her.
“After exiling me, you dare ask me that?”
Even I was surprised at my own, cold, words.
Again, I wondered how Claude would react. Again, I was amazed.
“I beg of you!”
Claude dropped his hands and knees onto the ground and lowered his head.
“There’s no one I can rely on anymore. As long as Leticia is cured, I don’t care what happens to me! At least, Leticia alone must be saved…!”
I was naturally befuddled.
—P, prince Claude was bowing!?
That was utterly unthinkable of him.
After a moment, “Haa…”
I sighed out.
“I understand. For the time being, let me examine her.”
“Yes, but, this prison is in the way. Douglas!”
Douglas came forward and forcibly opened the prison. Against someone as powerful as Douglas, it was as if the iron bars were but sugar sculptures.
I stepped inside and approached Leticia.
“If you don’t want me to see you, you can keep your jacket on.”
“What are you going to do…?”
Her voice was small. It wouldn’t be strange if I was the only one who could hear it.
“Cure you, what else?”
“After everything I did? This is the result of my own curse, so why?”
Leticia’s wariness grew.
I didn’t even know what I was doing.
Leticia became like that due to her own actions. Simply speaking, it was her just desserts.
“Because Claude bowed. I can see that he isn’t planning anything weird.”
There was no way Claude could do that.
“After seeing that, I realized I’m not heartless enough to abandon you. It isn’t for your sake.”
“…I won’t apologize.”
Leticia muttered quietly.
“It seems that you, too, are alright.”
I naturally smiled.
Yes, she should be alright.
When I came, I wondered if she’d apologize. After all, she was the one controlling everything behind the scenes.
I had been aware of her despicable nature since long ago, as such, that response befitted her.
“It will be over, soon.”
A gentle light illuminated the center of my palm.
“…You’re healed. You can remove the coat, now.”
Leticia removed the coat and revealed her face.
Claude, whom was watching the entire situation, rushed to Leticia.
He then embraced her tight.
“Healed…! Your beautiful face has been restored! You don’t have to be so sad anymore! Thank you, Eliane…! Thank you!”
“Really? My face has returned to its original state…?”
Tears spilled from Claude’s eyes as he hugged Leticia.
The tears stained Leticia’s clothes.
On the other hand, Leticia still looked confused. She was still unsure of what had taken place.
As far as I remembered, that should be Leticia’s face.
No matter how strong the curse was, it was no problem for me.
“Fufu, they seem to be on good terms.”
When I saw the two happy people, I laughed without realizing it.
That was the first time Claude had ever thanked me.
***T/N: …Pretty sure a few chapters ago, Eliane is pretty enxious of being dissed by Claude, but now she’s this blackpink bad bich.
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