“I truly feel bad for you. I honestly thought the Duchess of Samaria was going to become His Highness’ fiancée.”
As soon as I entered the principal’s office, I heard him lamenting. But I knew that wasn’t his real intention.
The queen had already talked to the principal about looking for a new fiancée. He was probably trying to somehow push his relative—the Marquis’ daughter, forward.
By the way, I purchased that information from aristocrats from the faction of the Duke of Samaria.
Of course, I was starting to make my own allies. However, as of the present, I wanted to make use of anything that could be used.
For that reason, I knew the principal said something he didn’t actually mean. But I still faked being oblivious, made a sad expression, and bowed my head.
“I’m sorry for my lack of talent.”
“No, that isn’t the case. I believe you can be a wonderful fiancée. So, what brings you here today?”
“Did you know that a queen’s hand has been tasked with finding a new fiancée?”
“…Yes, it’s quite surprising. The Duchess of Samaria is aware of this, too?”
As the principal looked at me, I nodded.
“Of course. If there are any ladies that the president would recommend, I’ll definitely relay the message to the queen. naturally, relatives are also fine.”
When I said that and smiled, the principal looked surprised and stared at me.
“Are you fine with that…?”
“…It’s regretful, but it can’t be helped. Besides, the development of this kingdom is more important than my shallow feelings. So, if a wonderful fiancée were to appear, I’d be happy to withdraw.”
When I answered such, the principal sighed out in admiration and nodded with a smile.
“I understand. I will recommend any lady who fits the requirements.”
“Please. Then, should such a fiancée candidate be selected from now on, she’ll surely be investigated and monitored. But the academy won’t make any such actions, correct?”
“Yes, unless there’s a pressing matter, the academy will solve any issues with its teachers and student representatives.”
“…Then, if a low-ranking noble lady were to become a fiancée candidate, a possibility exists that a vile person may approach because he wants to recommend a lady of his faction, yes? I mean, the position is currently vacant…”
When I said that and looked at the principal, he was trembling as expected.
“T, that would be a big problem, wouldn’t it?”
“It’s not just a big problem. Once that happens, the reputation of the academy will turn into one where it can’t protect the future queen. Also, the principal of said academy would probably be dragged through the mud for a long time. At worst, the academy itself may disappear. How will you respond?”
When he heard that, the president answered while turning blue.
“I shall make it mandatory for all potential fiancées to have at least a maid or a servant!”
“As expected of the principal… what a wonderful idea. But I think it’d be better to have an inspector general and a record officer present in case something goes awry. Of course, the principal’s idea itself can also viewed as having come from the royal family.”
“What!? A, are you sure?”
“Yes, I’m sure they’ll be pleased. Oh, and it’d also be a good idea to prevent weird insects from latching themselves to His Highness. There may be fools who want to make an established fact once they find out his fiancée hasn’t been decided.”
“T, that’s correct! Then, I shall complete the proposal and submit it immediately!”
“Yes, please use this if you like.”
I said that, brought out some materials from my bag, and handed them to the principal.
“It’s great that you had it prepared.”
“Then, Headmaster, let’s do our best for the future of this academy and the kingdom.”
I said that and bid farewell to the principal. Then, after l had left his office, Luria asked me.
“Is Milady unwilling to be His Highness’ fiancée?”
“As I’ve said, if there’s someone better than me, I’ll happily withdraw.”
“I don’t think there is anyone like that…”
“Fufu, thank you, but there are a lot of people who are far smarter than I am. Still, that might also be a wishful thinking…”
I muttered in a voice that Luria couldn’t hear at the end. I distorted my mouth as I thought about those who were on par with me.
***T/N: Ugh, and the thot’s plot armor will find a way to prevail against that–AS I THOUGHT, KILLING IS THE ONLY WAY.
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