Chapter 35: Lars-sama’s proposal
“But isn’t it unnecessary to become a commoner? It would be difficult for a noble lady to live as a commoner.
I’m worried if you can bear it.”
While Lars-sama expresses his doubts, I also argue a little anxiously.
“As a noble lady who was raised, I certainly don’t know how to live as a commoner.
However, I thought that in order to escape the stigma of being a traitor’s relative, I had to renounce my nobility, even if it meant pretending to be dead.”
That way, it doesn’t matter what my father does.
“I think that this plan is the quickest way to cut ties.
However, there is also a risk.”
Lars-sama showed tentative agreement and continued.
“If it was discovered that you pretended to die to hide, if you were a commoner, you would have a higher possibility of being treated worse than a noble lady.”
“For example, even if you didn’t know anything about your father’s crimes, if they wanted evidence, you might be forced to confess under torture.”
It’s already painful to go to prison, and now torture too?!
“Even if I don’t know anything…?”
Rather, if you’re a noble lady, it’s not strange to be unaware of anything.
That’s how you’re treated.
But if you stubbornly live as a commoner, it would be understood that you tried to run away knowing about your father’s crime, right? If you knew, you should have had some evidence or been able to accuse your father… But that’s what it seems like.
And unlike a noble lady, the guards will not be reserved.”
At this point, I don’t know how to accuse anyone.
“There’s no evidence, and I don’t know where the evidence is…”
At most, the only evidence that makes me feel connected is that the general from the neighboring country has been coming and going from my house… But even that is not enough evidence and I would be thought of as crazy if I accused someone based on that.
After all, even if it’s a house that does business with other countries, it’s not uncommon for people from those countries to come and go.
Above all, if I were to say that the neighboring country, which has not yet launched a war against anyone, is invading… Wouldn’t people think I’m crazy?
Wouldn’t I be able to escape if I had a skill?
But if I don’t have a basic living foundation, even if I use my skills to keep people away and eliminate physical dangers, I won’t be able to live.
That’s why I sought a job.
Lars-sama tells me, who is dizzy in my head.
“It’s not just that you don’t know where the evidence is, but it will be difficult to accuse if your situation is not in order.
That is, if you don’t have the power to live as a commoner, it’s not possible.
Moreover, it is not certain whether your father is currently guiding the invasion, and it is not even known whether there is evidence.”
“If I were to make that accusation on your behalf and tell them I dreamt it, they’d just laugh at me.
And if your father were really trying to guide the invasion, you would be confined somewhere and locked up until everything was over.”
“I think so too.”
I may be able to escape my imprisonment, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to survive afterwards with what I know of being a noblewoman.
Thinking that, I voice one concern.
“But if it stays like this, I will be treated as the mastermind even if I don’t know anything… In my dream, my fiancé accused me to my father of collaborating with him.”
It’s because I was engaged to Albert that Michelia and the others hated me.
As a result, people who admired her as a Maiden of Salvation probably saw me as the evil mastermind…
From Michelia’s recent attitude of trying to cause trouble for me, even if I don’t bully or harm her, I’m sure she’ll try to put me in prison.
To avoid that, I want to distance myself from them as soon as possible.
If I break off the engagement, there will be no obstacles between Albert and her.
There is a high possibility that they will no longer be hostile to me, as they will no longer pay attention to me, who was the obstacle.
To do that, it is quickest to become a commoner.
“The fiance is also a problem for you?”
“Yes… That’s right.”
Lars-sama, who heard that, thinks for a moment.
I drink the tea that was left in the cup.
It was cold, but it was delicious.
They must be using special tea leaves at the Duke house.
Even at our mansion, the tea is not this delicious, probably because my father, who is the head of the house, does not care about such things.
As I waited, eventually Lars-sama said,
“Could you give me a little time?”
I tilt my head.
“During that time, I will assist you in choosing a way to live as a commoner.
But for a while, I want you to continue living as a young noblewoman.”
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