Gilles (Age: 12)
“Did you find out anything”
Duke shook his head at my words.
If Duke couldn’t understand it, I’m sure I couldn’t either.
Duke and I were researching the days before Alicia’s personality changed in the school’s empty old library.
Not long ago, I had turned twelve and had a big celebration at the Williams’ house.
Alan still didn’t like me, but Henry, Albert, and Arnold had been too kind to me, and I had hoped to see Alicia’s mother, but she was away on an errand that day.
Of course, Duke congratulated me.
He handed me an envelope, which I haven’t opened yet.
It was then that I told him about the rose that had bloomed the day before Alicia’s personality had changed.
“No matter how much research I did, I couldn’t find any information about the black rose.
I wish I could have actually seen it in person.”
“That’s not the point~! I have good news!”
A high-pitched voice echoes in my ears as Mel comes into our line of sight, cheeks puffed out, and Henry is behind her, a wry smile on his face.
I felt like a parent struggling with a disobedient child.
“Aliali’s certification as a Saint was successfully completed!! Yay!”
Alicia was definitely going to kill her… Mel, thank you so much for everything you’ve done.
I mean, I didn’t know it was possible to do it without her… all of Alicia’s hard work up to this point had gone down the drain.
She desperately wanted to be a villain, but now she’s getting the polar opposite of what she expected.
“I’m happy for her, but it’s kind of complicated.”
Everyone nodded at my words.
“Normally, this is something one should be happy about, right”
“I wonder if Aliali will be angry because we did it without her permission.
But if we don’t do this, Duke won’t be able to marry Aliali!”
Mel raised her voice after Henry muttered.
Indeed, that was true as well.
In order for Duke to marry Alicia, he would have to certify her as a saint.
“I guess it’s easier than expected.”
“Saint status Nope, it normally wouldn’t be that easy, you know”
My response was met with an exaggerated reaction from Mel.
“How did you do it”
“I went to see His Majesty the King.
Then, when I requested for her to be approved as a Saint, it was immediately processed.”
“That’s too easy!”
“Gilles, you have no idea how hard it is to get an audience with His Majesty the King.
Well, I used my connections with Duke.”
“What did you say about Alicia”
Henry came into the conversation between Mel and me.
I was curious about that, too.
I wondered if Mel could talk to His Majesty the King without being rude….
“Well, of course, Aliali has smooth skin, those beautiful golden eyes that everyone is glued to, she’s cute, super beautiful, and invincible…”
“That’s not exactly what I overheard.”
Duke interrupted Mel.
“My father told me that Alicia’s accomplishments to date were explained in great detail and that she passionately stated that Alicia already had the credentials to be a saint.”
Then, with a grin, Duke smiled.
Seeing this, Mel’s face turned red, and she yelled.
“Duke!!! I can’t believe it!!! I’m going to have to tell Alicia about this prince!”
For what it’s worth, Mel was loyal to Duke.
“You must not tell Alicia.
She’ll know you’ve certified her as a saint.”
“Oh, that’s right.”
“Let’s keep Alicia in the dark about this for now.”
Mel nodded in agreement to Henry’s suggestion, and Duke gave a small “Yeah” as he stood next to her.
“I don’t think we’ll be able to keep it a secret for long.
Well, even if it does get out, I had nothing to do with her being named a saint.”
I said with a big smile.