Chapter 53 - The Treasures in Helsarose
I looked at the treasure in front of me in bliss. It was a beautiful treasure made from gold and jewels in the shape of a human heart. It was also the ‘heart’ Callian found for me.
“Is this enough?”
The treasure made my heart race. ‘How much is it?’ I was afraid they would literally give me a human heart, but Callian and Miltiades were sharp.
“You’re the best!”
The two of them looked proud as they saw me smile.
I brought it back with me to the room and was admiring it when Luciana sighed, “You’re quite excited for someone who shouldn’t be moved by secular greed.”
“But it’s pretty,” I had a weakness for beautiful things. “Beauty will save the world!”
“I see,” Luciana sighed again. It wasn’t the first time she saw me like this, so I was confused.
“Why are you sighing?”
“I’m worried about you.”
“I’m scared that you’ll fall for some guy who looks more normal than he actually is.”
“Haha. What does that mean?” I brushed off her comment, but Luciana was serious.
“I’m serious, Saintess.”
Luciana glared at me. She was not amused.
“It’ll be too late once you fall for their face and have your organs removed. Do you understand?”
I laughed at her nagging. She placed her hand on her hip. I put down the treasure to hug her.
“It’s fine, Luci! There’s nothing for you to worry about,” It was the one thing I could swear on. “That’s because the only person I’ve fallen for is Daddy.”
“…” I didn’t know if I left her speechless, but Luciana made a face.
“Saintess, that’s even worse.”
“Hehe,” I hugged her again.
But it was the truth! I was living my best fangirl life. I rubbed my cheek against her neck, “And Luci, you’re wrong about one thing.”
“True fans aren’t ashamed of ruining their lives. They’re actually proud of it,” my present life was ruined! I was a mess because of my favorite character! It was like a badge of honor for a fangirl.
“I’m so proud of this body.”
“Oh, Lord Almighty…” Luciana held her head in her hands at the sight of my smug satisfaction. She was at such a loss that she could only turn to God.
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The palace was in a flurry at the emperor’s return, especially the nobles who went out to greet him.
“His Majesty hated little children so much…” most of the nobility were in shock. They felt like they had been hit by a hammer.
“Didn’t he ignore any child in his vicinity?”
“That’s why the 13th prince is still in that state…” no-one said anything out loud, but Miltiades seemed like a whole new person.
“From what I’ve seen, he’s totally enamored with the saintess.”
Even those who saw what happened with their own two eyes couldn’t believe it, much less those who merely heard what happened.
Everyone came to the same conclusion, “Is His Majesty going crazy?”
There were other opinions as well, “Isn’t it because she’s the saintess?”
“Don’t you know how His Majesty feels about the Holy Empire? He’d even kill the Pope if he could.”
“But she’s the saintess.”
They knew well that she wasn’t a fake made by humans. It had been three thousand years since the last saintess appeared. These beings were able to perform miracles around the world.
“Then is this a miracle…?” asked everyone expectantly.
At that moment, someone smiled and whispered, “Or His Majesty has finally realized his responsibility.” There was a sparkle in his eyes, “Don’t you think he’s finally thinking of the future of the empire?”
“The future of the empire…”
“Since he has a child now, he might not want to be a bachelor anymore,” the eyes of the nobles lit up at the word ‘bachelor.’ They were probably all thinking the same thing.
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