The Villainess Does Not Reflect! - Chapter 45.2
“Young Prince, the discussion is mostly over. Originally, the young prince’s magical power is an order of magnitude greater than ours, so there is no one who would do anything stupid to go against a young prince who has the intention of becoming a King. The idiots who are too stupid to understand are fine, because Ria will make them understand by force.”
‘I see. Sorry, Astaroth.”
I hate it, young Prince. Disgusting.
“Damn you, snake, return my gratitude.”
Master Gilbert clicked his tongue in disgust.
Astaroth didn’t seem to mind, shifted his gaze to me and smiled.
“Lydith, it’s been a long time. I’ve missed you, I’ve missed you, I wish you’d praise me for all my hard work.”
“I heard you’ve been busy working. I’ll try my best to be recognised by everyone at the banquet that Astaroth-sama and the others have put so much effort into.”
“Lydith-chan, it’s fine as it is. You don’t have to change and you don’t have to talk. If there are any more people who want to be Lydith’s mistress, I’ll be in trouble.”
“Oh… you’re right. That would be a problem for me too.”
It’s good to be liked by other demons, but if there are many people with heavy affection like Astaroth and Ria, even if I’m as merciful as the Virgin, I might find it difficult to deal with them
Gilbert-sama was jealous, which is not a good thing.
In fact, even now, he is angry next to me. He probably doesn’t like the fact that Astaroth and I are talking.
“By the way, Lydith, why are you wearing the young Prince coat? Can I roll it up?’
“Of course not. Get lost, you fucking snake.”
“How awful. I wonder how you’d say something like that to me, who’s working while you’re flirting with Lydith. By the way, young Prince. The wood nymphs have done a great job with the rose garden in the backyard. Why don’t you show Lydith around until the food is ready?”
“You’re wearing a dress so beautiful that you don’t want me to see it,” said Astaroth, shrugging his shoulders.
Gilbert-sama nodded frankly, held my hand and headed for the backyard.
“Master Astaroth, you are very kind,” Mercuris said, looking emotional. I was a little worried.
I had never been inside the rose garden before, only seeing it from afar, although I passed by the backyard whenever I brought gifts to Clonea. Even from a distance I could see that it was beautiful, but somehow I didn’t feel like strolling through it alone.
Mercuris said she would help prepare the meal and left immediately, leaving me alone with Gilbert-sama.
After passing through a wide archway, we arrived at a space full of blue roses. The center seemed to be a pavilion, blindfolded by a rose hedge, making it impossible to see what was inside from the surrounding area.
The place used to be rundown and decomposing, but it had been incredibly beautifully transformed.
We entered the pavilion and sat down, and Gilbert-sama helped me take off my coat. The coat was warm but big and heavy, so taking it off made me feel better.
“… A little bit, okay? He whispered.
Gilbert-sama put my body on his lap and hugged me from behind.
The tight clothes were even tighter, but because I was surrounded by a cage of roses, no one but Gilbert-sama would be able to see me. I am proud that I am beautiful enough not to be bothered by being seen, but I was still somewhat embarrassed.
It was the first time he called me by a nickname and that made my heart flutter.
Gilbert-sama hugged me even tighter as I replied with a clumsy voice.
“I want to end it all quickly and make you mine.”
“As for me, even now is fine, but …”
“I have done terrible things to you and I want to show you my sincerity. I know it’s just complacency, but I don’t want any regrets.”
“Yes I understand. It’s difficult to create a country where no one feels sad, but I want to create a country where everyone can live peacefully with little conflict.”
It would be good if we could make the world a place where different races can respect each other.
We need to think carefully about what we can do to ensure that after the worlds are connected, the Butterfly tribe and the hard-working Nymphs will not have a hard time again.
“Lydith, I’m glad to have met you.”
“Yes, that’s right. I am a miracle from heaven.”
I heard a stifled laugh.
My earliest memory… of myself, is of Aria’s face. It’s the memory of my mother’s curse, who while weeping in despair, poured her magic power over me and wished for the annihilation of the goddess.’
I nodded, not knowing what to say.
Master Gilbert continued indifferently.
“It’s like having another heart implanted in you. Even now, inside me, Aria is screaming at me to kill the goddess. Lucis keeps whispering that he wants to get the goddess. Yule wants this world to disappear. It’s not me, but I’ve been trying to take control of this body ever since it was born, as if it were my own feelings.”
“Forgive me if I can only reply with commonplace words. It must be very painful for you.”
” I thought ‘Why the hell should I be King?’.”
“I didn’t know that, and I said some heartless things to you when I first met you.”
I remember thinking, “As a king, how negligent you are.”
Considering Gilbert-sama’s circumstances, it was inappropriate to say such words to him. I just blamed him, based on my values alone.
“No…You were always looking ahead, no matter what position you were in, and you never whined. You didn’t have enough to eat, your palms were all scratched up, but you didn’t whine. Looking at you, I felt sorry for myself, because I had hated Lucis and the others for so many years, but had done nothing about it.”
I was just doing what I had to do, but Gilbert-sama must have had his own thoughts
I couldn’t understand all the pain that Gilbert-sama was going through, but if he can be comforted by looking at me, then I think that’s a good thing. It was worth it for me to be born as a perfect beautiful Lady.
“I love you, Lydith. If I ever lose sight of myself, please don’t forget that I myself love you.”
As long as I am around, Gilbert-sama will remain Gilbert-sama. I too…”
I broke off my words there.
I didn’t know what to say.
That I know that Cynthia is the vessel of the Goddess.
That I died once.
I didn’t think I should say something about that.
I shook my head lightly and turned to Gilbert-sama.
Then I put my arms around him and whispered in a small voice, “I love you,” and kept my eyes down.
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