I Don’t Want to Become a Villainess, So I Aim at Becoming a Perfect Lady Together with the Prince! - Chapter 88
Chapter 88: 4
“…you have to go for a long ride?”
I knew I shouldn’t have said it, but I did. Chloe nodded, “Yes.”
“If Lili succeeds, you might be able to say a few words to His Highness Allan, right? Also, I might be able to figure out what His Highness Wilfred is thinking…. We’ve been in a state of uncertainty until now. It’s much better than that. I want to know his true intentions. Does he really like me or does he really see me for who I am? Because I don’t know that, I can’t trust him and I don’t think I can ever picture being with him.”
I know it was true that he liked Chloe, but…
That’s clear from Prince Wilfred’s demeanor. But Chloe denied it.
“No, he looks at me and then he doesn’t look at me. What he wants from me is doing what he wants. That’s all I can think of. Because if I said or did anything even slightly out of line with his intentions, he would cluck his tongue at me and say no. I can’t believe it.”, Chloe said.
“Well that’s true…”
“On the other hand, Master Victor is lovely. Sometimes I go up to the castle with your father, and when I see him, he calls out to me. I know, of course, that it is only because I am your friend, but it is nice to know that he looks at me properly and responds to me.”
Chloe was adorable as she talked about her love life and her cheeks dyed red.
But unfortunately, my brother didn’t feel any differently about it. Because he hadn’t changed much at all. Chloe was highly recommended, so it would make me happy if my brother saw Chloe too.
Of course, I know it’s wrong to make assumptions about people’s minds, but I hope they would forgive me for at least expecting it.
“Chloe, you really like my brother, don’t you? If you like him so much, do you want to come to my home again? My brother has been at the mansion a lot recently, and I think our chances of meeting him are good.”
For my part, I thought I told her that out of kindness. But Chloe buzzed and shook her head.
“No way. I wouldn’t do that. Because then it’s like I used Lili for myself. I’m glad to hear that I might be able to meet Master Victor, but I don’t want to use my friend for that.”
As I listened to Chloe’s words, I knew that I would be happy to go if it were me. If I were in the opposite position, if I had the chance to meet someone I love, I would surely grab it.
–Chloe, this is a great thing.
I thought it’s amazing how easily she could say she doesn’t want it. But it’s also because she said that I’m helping her.
I look at her and clear my face.
“So you’re saying that you don’t want to come to see me? For me, I’d like my friends to come visit me with. I wonder if it’s different for you. I’m sorry to hear that.”
“And it’s not a guarantee that you’ll see my brother. And yet I am sad to tell him that you will not go.”
Chloe got upset when she heard my words. Thinking I had already made a push, I smiled and gave her a choice.
“So? I wonder if you’ll ever come to visit your friend’s house.”
“I’m coming! Of course I’m going!”
“Oh, thank you. Okay, I’ll see you then.”
“What do you mean?”
I laughed at Chloe’s confusion and said, “Oh well, that’s fine.”
It’s the least I could do to help. If this would get Chloe to come and have a chance to interact with my brother, something might change. But the effort was not mine to make, but Chloe’s. And she’s willing to make the effort.
I wanted to support her regardless of the outcome.
— Oh, I’m glad I didn’t try to take advantage of her without permission.
I was deeply relieved when I remembered that not long ago, I tried to stick my brother and Chloe together on my own accord for my own wishes. I wanted to pat myself on the back for not making that choice.
I’m convinced that I made the right decision, and I was glad I did, when Chloe finally gets back on her feet, she calls my name.
“What is it?”, I replied.
Chloe stared at me for some reason.
I was wondering what was wrong, and she opened her mouth timidly.
“You know, Lili, is there anything that’s troubling you?”
I was stunned, not expecting to be asked that question.
Chloe nodded with a serious face.
“Yeah. Lili, I was wondering if there’s anything I can do. I’m sorry that I was the only one to ask for advice, but…….I also wanted to do something to repay you”
“You shouldn’t have cared about that.”
“I didn’t ask for advice because I wanted something in return.”
I meant it, but Chloe didn’t retreat.
“I’m not saying you have to. But if there’s anything I can do for you, I’d like to know.”
A little bit of my troubles.When I say there were, there were some very big ones.
The fact that I couldn’t make a spirit contract. I had been hiding it from Chloe for a long time.
The reason was simple. I didn’t want her to see my weaknesses.
But I wonder if it’s a mistake to think that I don’t want my friends to see my weaknesses. Chloe told me about her problems and I was happy to hear it. In fact, it’s sad if she doesn’t talk to me about it. It means that she can’t rely on me or she doesn’t trust me that much.
What if Chloe was like that, too?
I hesitated quite a bit, but in the end I decided to confide in her about the problems I was having.
I wanted to be friends with Chloe. That’s what I thought.
“Well I actually failed my spirit contract the other day. I had the right stuff, but I couldn’t even summon it. I’m trying to figure out why, but so far I have no idea, so it’s all over my head.”
Chloe rolled her eyes when she hears the trouble.
“I’m sorry. I couldn’t tell you, Chloe. I was embarrassed. That I screwed up a spirit contract that shouldn’t have failed if I was fit. And I didn’t want you to know about it. That’s why I didn’t tell you for a long time.”
Chloe was surprised, but she immediately smiled her usual cute smile and said.
“Oh no! It’s not a problem. You just told me. Don’t worry about it. I think it would have been a huge shock to not get the contract right. I’m sure I wouldn’t want to tell anyone if the same thing happened to me. I think it’s no wonder you couldn’t tell me.”
“Thank you for telling me that. It means you believe in me. I’m glad…”
I looked at Chloe, who smiles at me with a really happy smile, and I’m relieved that I’m still glad I said it.
Chloe’s expression tightened and she looked at me.
”Hey, you told me that the reason for the failed spirit contract was unexplained, right?”
“Well, why don’t you ask my contracted spirits? If it’s about a spirit, I think it’s best to ask the spirits themselves, and maybe they can give you some insight into the solution.”
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