I Was Forced by the Saintess to Marry the Ugly God - Vol 2 - Chapter 18
Volume 2 Chapter 18
“……………..So you were engaged.”
It was after I finished telling everything.
Kami-sama softly whispered.
“It’s already broken off, though, Hahaha!!”
I laughed drily while scrubbing the glass panes of the window forcefully.
The sun was already low in the sky.
Even if this room was in the shadow of the other buildings, sunlight would still pour through the window during early in the morning and just before sunset.
It was really obvious after wiping the window down.
“I really get why Elder Sister told me ‘do not let your loved one meet Amalda’!! But it’s not as if I like him, though!!”
There was no love between my fiance and me.
Our parents were the ones who decided this betrothal, and we both accepted that it was a political marriage.
However, that did not mean we thought we should ignore each other.
I would also greet them wherever we go to Count Cervan’s house, and they would also visit us in Count Kuradeel’s residence.
We would send gifts on each other’s birthdays, exchange letters during festivals, and we would attend parties together whenever invited, so we’ve been okay.
I didn’t hate Eric before.
Eric was also frank with me, enough to call me by my nickname ‘Nor’.
There is no love, but we could’ve built that relationship after marriage.
Someday, he will become my special someone. That day will come —
‘As if, what a joke!! Ahahahahhaha!’
“Of course he’ll choose Amalda if it’s between Amalda and me!! She’s more feminine, right? And she looks like a doll, right? Meek, kind, and she’s the Supreme God’s Saintess! Men love those kinds of girls!”
‘Of course I get it! The more you don’t know who Amalda is, the more you fall in love with her!’
In the eyes of an onlooker, Amalda was the picture perfect girl.
She’s humble, never complaining, always saying things that imply she is thinking about other people’s welfare.
‘Words thinking about other people’s welfare’ — only those who receive damage knew how troublesome these words are.
If you complain, they’ll say you’re trampling on her sincerity, so you’ll become the villain.
Actually, Elder Sis is already treated as the bad guy, and Father is still being deceived until this day..
“Maybe Amalda doesn’t have any speck of bad intentions, but I can’t endure being compared to her! That’s because I’m the exact opposite, I know! Crude, strong-minded and rebellious!”
Kami-sama’s voice called out from behind me while I scrub this decade-old dirt on the wall.
I catch glimpses of filth every now and then, but I discovered that the dry ones are okay after a few days here.
The window finally got back some of its transparency after being rubbed down with the rag.
It reflected my contorted, rage-filled face, making me feel infuriated all over again.
“Anyway, I know I’m not pretty! My heart isn’t pure, either!
“Don’t mind me! I already know that myself!!”
I snapped back in one breath at the voice behind me.
Yes, I know kind Kami-sama will definitely try to soothe me but —
“Kami-sama will also think that way if you see Amalda! Rather than that, didn’t you want Amalda to be your Saintess in the first place!”
I’m just Amalda’s proxy, even for Kami-sama.
Even if he tried to comfort me now, that fact won’t be overturned.
Be it as a fiancee or as a Saintess, I’m inferior to Amalda.
The one that would be chosen was Amalda, while I was either discarded, or turned into a profitable stand-in.
Kami-sama tried to repeat the same thing again.
His voice had a stronger ring to it than earlier, and my brows knit together.
“Kami-sama, comforting is —”
“I’m not comforting you. Indeed, Amalda-san was supposed to be my Saintess at first.”
‘But’ — Kami-sama’s figure was reflected on the window pane as he talked.
No face nor body, he’s just a mountain of dirt.
But, I don’t know why —
“Right now, I already know who you are. Eleanor-san. Your heart is pure, and you are a very adorable girl. Please do not say such bad things about yourself.”
I know that he was staring straight at me.
The hand scrubbing the window stopped for a moment, and I heaved a deep sigh.
I blinked once.
Then I reflexively turned my sight outside the window.
I laughed hard in an attempt to erase that moment.
“…T.. hat’s, that’s too much flattery! Kami-sama, you already forgot about humans because you didn’t have a Saintess! Adorable, if you compare me to Amalda, then —”
“I won’t compare.”
Kami-sama’s voice was a lot stronger than before.
His voice was deep and stifling — as if he’s really displeased, it’s not like him.
“I won’t compare you to anybody else.”
He repeated it again, as if pushing his will towards me.
He never once did move his gaze from me, even if I didn’t turn back.
“For me, you are very lovely.”
Silence reigned inside the room that was basking in the sunset glow.
Only Kami-sama’s powerful voice clearly resounded.
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