A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 8
Translator: Darling | Editor: Coming soon…
Selesina blinked at Hisui’s words.
“Eh…….” But I don’t have any blessings.”
All this time she always believed that and so did her family and fiancé.
“Eyes, that’s the first time I heard of something like that………? Besides, I’ve looked into Sele’s eyes multiple times.”
Soratek touched Selesina’s cheek and looked into her left eye. He thought that there was no way that he wouldn’t have noticed the seal since he had always been looking into her eyes.
In order to relieve the anxious Selesina, he stroked her cheek and told her it’s alright in a kind voice. However, he frowned immediately and shook his head.
“As expected, there is no seal.”
“Is that so?……..No, I already knew that I didn’t have any blessings so nothing has changed. Maybe Hisui was also concerned about me.”
Selesina beckoned Hisui and said.
“Can you please prepare the tea? If you inform Anna, she’ll make it.”
After Hisui left the room, Selesina urged Soratek to sit down on the sofa. Selesina sat down next to him and called out to Toi who was waiting in the corner of the room.
“Good boy, Toi.”
Selesina smiled as she watched Toi happily coming towards her.
“What’s this, it’s the first time I’ve seen you with a dog?”
Watching the fluffy Toi come to Selesina’s front foot up till her knee, Soratek gave a strange look. Once again he inclined his head and asked “Dog?” and then he was convinced that it was certainly a dog.
‘Can he feel something from Toi?’
He looks like an adorable dog from outside but he is actually a divine beast. Maybe Soratek would be able to feel something since he is blessed by the war God Thur.
“…….Well, that’s fine. More importantly, Sele.”
“Don’t get too close to the servants. That kind of butler is not suitable for you.”
Soratek was in a bad mood as he muttered that Hisui was starting a false rumor about Selesina having a seal.
Selesina thought about Hisui as she stroked Toi.
Even though Soratek said that she believed that Hisui would not start false rumors. She thought that maybe Hisui saw something that she hadn’t seen before.
‘He was even loved by a divine beast. Could he see something that no one else could? My seal?’
There was certainly a possibility, no matter how dim.
But the problem at present was that he was disliked by her fiancé Soratek. This was going to be troublesome, she internally sighed.
“No, I won’t fire Hisui.”
“Hisui brought back my stolen bookmark……….the bookmark that you made for me.”
Soratek knew that Selesina cherished that bookmark and always carried it in her wallet. He immediately realized that something had happened.
“Were you injured?”
“No, I wasn’t injured.”
“………..is that so? However, if you wanted to go out, you could have called me?”
She couldn’t tell him that he was right in the middle of a date with the heroine that day.
Selesina smiled bitterly and looked at Soratek.
“No. You’re very busy so please don’t worry about it.
I went with Anna, we had a girls day out.”
“Hmm……….I’ve heard that it’s popular for women to have outings together for tea and such.”
‘Did he hear it from the heroine?’
Unconsciously, she felt a little bad.
But she immediately shook her head slightly.
She was a villainess, she wasn’t fated to be with Soratek.
‘I have to be with and make happy someone other than Lord Soratek. Well, worst case I guess I’ll be single.’
That’s why I’ll be cheering for you and the heroine to get along well together.
“………….That’s why, please don’t hurt Hisui. He brought the bookmark back for me.”
Selesina got up from the sofa, went to the drawer, and took out a notebook. Since she didn’t want to risk something like this happening again, she had kept the bookmark safe in a notebook.
“I’m really happy that you cherish it so much Sele. But you’re more important to me than that bookmark. So please don’t do something dangerous in order to protect that bookmark……..”
Certainly………if his fiancé were to get injured while trying to protect his gift, it wouldn’t look good.
Selesina scolded herself for acting carelessly.
“Thank you for caring for me. I won’t do such things hereafter.”
“Yeah. Otherwise, I’ll have to ban you from going out alone.”
It’s not like he wanted to tie her down but he was really worried.
Soratek conveyed to Selesina.
“………….I would have never thought that you would worry about me so much.”
She voiced out her musings and that left Soratek in a bad mood. He got up from the sofa and went over to her.
“Since you’re my fiancé, isn’t it obvious? Seriously, please understand that I love you.”
She was perplexed hearing such words that sounded like a confession.
Since he already had the heroine, it didn’t make any sense for him to care for her.
But still, that line has tremendous destructive power. This is the attack power of the capture target! She screamed internally. The heroine has to take this kind of an immensely powerful attack every time.
It’s obvious that she would fall in love…….!!
‘But, I’m a villainess.’
Selesina smiled cheerfully and returned the bookmark back into the drawer.
“Lord Soratek, your smiling face is really handsome. I’ll scold Hisui properly so please let him off his time.”
“………Got it. But, there’ll be no next time.”
Selesina breathed a sigh of relief as Soratek thought about it and replied.
If he were to dislike Hisui anymore than this then it would become troublesome.
Anna came in with tea and sweet and the conversation about Hisui naturally ended there.
I guess Soratek would also be grateful that he got back the bookmark that was stolen. There was no need for any more discussion.
‘As expected, Hisui didn’t return.’
Her apprentice butler wasn’t present during Soratek’s visit but it wasn’t like she could hold him responsible. Because he would end up ruining Soratek’s mood.
Toi seemed a little lonely so I’ll have to let him spend a lot of time with Hisui later.
“That dog is really friendly.”
“It’s Toi. He’s only friendly to Hisui and me, not really to anyone else.”
“Is that so?”
Soratek went to pet Tio who was settle at Selesina’s knee but withdrew his hand subconsciously. He had often ridden horses but he didn’t really have too many chances to meet other animals.
In fact, he had been interested in Toi right from the start.
“I think it will be alright if you pet him. But if he dislikes it then please stop immediately.”
Soratek extended his hand out gently and stroked the fluffy fur on Toi’s head.
Toi immediately squinted in pleasure and seemed to look pleased.
Toi seemed more mature than Selesina imagined. What if? She wondered as she picked him up and placed him on Soratek’s knee.
“Oi, Sele……what if he doesn’t like me……..?”
“Ah, I think he likes you………”
[Woof Woof !]
Toi happily licked Soratek’s cheek.
Since he was rude to Hisui, it wouldn’t be surprising if Toi didn’t like him.
Toi went closer to Soratek’s right hand.
Towards Soratek’s seal.
‘Is he reacting to the seal since he is a divine beast?’
If he was attracted to people who were blessed by powerful Gods then it would make sense. Selesina didn’t know Hisui’s blessings but she thought that it was surely something rare since Toi was so fond of him.
‘Hisui didn’t even tell father about his blessings.’
If he was blessed by the spirits then there was nothing to hide. That’s why there was a high possibility that he had special blessings.
She thought that Toi was attracted to people who had rare blessings.
If that was the case, then why did Toi like her. Hisui did say that Selesina had her seal in her right eye.
‘Could I have special blessings even though I’m the villainess………?’
She sighed as she thought that since she was the main character once, it wouldn’t be surprising. But the biggest reason why she was considered a villainess was because she was considered to be ‘abandoned by the Gods’, that was the catchphrase.
Was she really abandoned? She inclined her head as she wondered if something took place after the ending.
Soratek looked at Selesina who was deep in her thoughts.
“Ah, no, it’s nothing. It seems that Toi likes your seal.”
“Hn? Ah, that’s right. He’s almost like a divine beast, liking the seal of blessings.”
While stroking Toi, he happily asked if Toi was a divine beast.
He’s a divine beast.
Selesina acknowledges in her mind.
“Do divine beasts like the seal of the Gods?”
“That’s what I read in some documents. Everyone seems to know about divine beasts but only a few have had a chance to meet them.”
Thus I became more concerned about Hisui and my existence.
However, I don’t want to hear about Hisui’s seal if he doesn’t want to talk about it.
For now, let’s watch the situation for a while.