“Noah-sama, I love you.”
Grace said so with a beautiful, flowery smile.
“Then, please excuse me”
I hurriedly grabbed Grace’s arm as she was turning around and trying to walk away.
“I won’t wait”
“Turn around, Grace”
Grace slowly faced me, and tears were overflowing from her deep blue eyes.
“Grace, what you said earlier…”
“Please don’t let me say it again!”
Grace then glanced at me with teary eyes. How cute, not that.
“You said you love me.”
“~Yes, I told you! I love Noah-sama!”
Grace said in abandonment.
“Is this a dream made to match my desire?”
I pinched my cheeks… it hurts. It seems like this is reality.
“Because, I love you, Grace.”
Grace blinked and then turned red. There are so many expressions of Grace that I am seeing for the first time today.
“But… get rid of our engagement”
“About that, I thought you liked James? I heard you crying and confessing here yesterday.”
Yes, what was that about?
“That, I was crying because Noah-sama was hugging Elena yesterday! James-sama then comforted me… James-sama said I was probably mistaken, but I can’t help but be sad… that’s when James-sama said, 「Grace must really like Noah, huh」 That’s why I said I like.”
Huh, was that so? The timing was too bad, I… or rather, I was misunderstood that I was hugging Elena Walker!
“Oh yes, Noah-sama was hugging Elena. You’re in love with Elena, right? That’s why you want to break our engagement.”
“You’re wrong! Yesterday, Walker-san told me she has something to say about Grace, but it was a terrible lie. I was suddenly hugged at that time, but I let her go away immediately! I’m not in love with Walker-san. It’s just a rumor with no roots. Because, I’ve always loved Grace and I’ve always been attracted to you since the first time we met.”
When I refused with all my strength and talked about my heavy feelings, Grace turned so red like a boiled octopus.
“But… I’m the villainess… I’m going to have my engagement broken.”
Speaking of which, Grace used to say something about being a villainous daughter or something like that.
“I’m not sure what you’re talking about, but Grace isn’t a villain at all. You’re my kind fiancee… If you’ll stay with me from here on… Will you marry me then?”
I made a proposal with the momentum… I fearfully wait for Grace’s reply.
“I have also always liked Noah-sama… If it’s possible, please keep me by your side from now on and always.”
Grace cried more than before and smiled happily.
Grace seemed to have avoided me because of those damn rumors that I’m in love with Elena.
It turns out that Elena didn’t just steal Grace’s paint, but even made gossips about Grace and even called Grace to show herself hugging me. Furthermore, I was told that she was bullying the Crown Prince’s and other aristocrat’s fiances, and I was rumored to be in love with her, and that she was expelled from school. She was also now separated from the Baron family that adopted her.
I thought I couldn’t forgive her who had hurt Grace, but because Grace said, 「this paint’s back with me now so it’s fine」, it can’t be helped.
James bursted into laughter when I told him about my and Grace’s breakup.
“It’s so obvious you guys love each other, and yet you wanted to get rid of your engagement, hahaha.”
“I thought about it seriously, you know… I thought Grace and James had a mutual love.”
“Isn’t that impossible? After all, Grace only thought of Noah ever since the beginning.”
Come to think of it, James said he liked Grace.
“James, you about Grace…”
“I like her? As a friend”
“Of course I also like you, Noah, you know?”
When he said so, James smiled.
“James… I’m sorry……… I worried you about many things.”
“Don’t worry, because we’re friends… I really wish for your happiness.”
“Thank you. I wish James happiness too.”
“Haha, thanks. Call me at the wedding, okay? I’ll give you a wonderful present.”
James laughed when he said that.
It feels so early. However, Grace’s wearing a wedding dress… I should stop. Just thinking about it makes me feel like having a nosebleed.