I was Invited to the Wedding of Former Fiancé Despite my Engagement Being Annulled. I Couldn’t Refuse, so my Brother’s Friend Accompany Me Translation

21. A Feeling of Liberation After the Battle

“It’s finally over. Thank you for your hard work.”

After the carriage started moving, Phil congratulated me with a smile.

His intimidating appearance from before had vanished entirely. He had simply become ‘Phil’, the one I was familiar with.

As soon as he sat down and the carriage door was closed, he ruffled his neatly-trimmed silver hair.

Looking at his facial expression, I recognized him as the Phil who usually slept on the ground of the Ragulen’s territory.

Regardless, the Phil of that day had a very beautiful appearance.

His attire, although casual-looking, probably cost more than even Alven’s finest clothes.

Phil was wearing such an expensive outfit without hesitation…

There was a small decoration on the collar. It was a very beautiful pearl, similar to the earrings I wore.

…In addition.

I glanced at Phil’s ear.

Currently, it was half-hidden by his beautiful silver locks. However, he was wearing an ear cuff with a gleaming blue jewel—probably made by a goldsmith.

I had just noticed it.

His silver hair was gorgeous in itself. His outfit was fine. It fitted him like a glove, there was nothing unnatural about him.

Nevertheless, that was quite luxurious of him.

The goldsmith probably engraved a pattern into his work.

If I were to think nothing about it, he’d come off as merely a beautiful piece of jewelry.

However, that expression he had shown Count Orfels…. that intimidating feeling… From that, I could conclude that Phil was no ordinary aristocrat.

That ear cuff’s pattern was probably linked to Phil’s true identity.


I stared at Phil.

Phil was smiling as he waited for me to say something. He was behaving like his usual self.

Even so… I couldn’t shake the feeling that something had changed.

There was a slight tension between us. It was as if he was trying to gauge my reaction, my thoughts.

I closed my eyes and slowly took a breath.

…Was it necessary to probe around for Phil’s true identity?

Phil was a friend of Alves, a frequent guest who loved to lay down on the floor or the ground, someone and wholeheartedly savored the simple stew I made.

However, as of the present, he was going out of his way to help us.

That was probably why I was restless. I felt that something was wrong.

When I opened my eyes, Phil was still staring at me.

He was staring at me so much, Tiana had to pretend she didn’t notice.

I reached out and tapped Phil’s nose with my fingers.


“Thank you for your hard work, Phil. You were a great help.”

“…I, I see, right.”

Phil looked surprised.

His smile no longer looked forced.

Therefore, I also responded with a smile.

“Phil, do you have anything to do after this?”

“No, I don’t have any plans for today. I also won’t be tasked with anything. I’ll pick up Alves and send him to Ragulen Territory. Also, what do you say about taking a leisure walk together?

“How can that be? You said to the count that you had business afterwards, so…”

“I’m sorry for making such a unilateral decision. Did you want to stay at the party?”

“No way! That would just make my stomach suffer! I’m grateful for your decision!”

From the bottom of my heart, I felt that. Especially so when I recalled the faces of the father and the son.

Towards me, who started laughing, Phil became doubtful.

“What’s wrong?”

“It, it’s just… I’ve never been treated that nicely by Count Orfels. I never knew he could be so friendly! Gorman also bowed deeply—thank you!”

“…Well, they’re also aristocrats who gather at the royal palace, after all.”

“Aah, how refreshing! I’m really glad I my engagement was annulled! I could have never lived with them!”

In my heart, I had been muttering that so many times.

I had inadvertently revealed the truth.

After I had voiced my thoughts out loud, I realized how wonderful it was not having to marry Gorman.

Tiana glanced at me, but I didn’t care.

***T/N: Thus, the crisis is averted… but why do I feel like it has only begun??

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