The Mellow and Mysterious Life of an Exiled Villainess and a Reincarnated Baron (Happy Marriage)

The Mellow and Mysterious Life of an Exiled Villainess and a Reincarnated Baron (Happy Marriage) – Volume 2 Chapter 23, Not an Imagination

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Translator: Nonon

Proofreader: Silavin

 

Two days have passed since I received a report that military personnel would be arriving unexpectedly.

I heard that they were scheduled to arrive by noon today, but it seems like they’re running late.

If I had a cellphone at times like these, I would be able to check what’s going on, but unfortunately there are no such convenient items in this world. Although there are means of communication through magic, it only works for recorded individuals, so I’ve not been able to get in contact with the army people.


“It’s boring.”

“Sure is.”


Waiting outside in hot weather for people who you don’t know when they’ll arrive was more boring than I’d thought. As long as we’re being treated as inferior, we can’t take action carelessly so we can only wait.

If they were late for a day or two without contacting us, we would be able to take some actions, but if we move while they’re only late for a few hours, they’ll look down on us, saying that we couldn’t even wait that long.

 

“By the way, about Ms. Cyan…”

 

While I was waiting, Lady Violet approached me and spoke in a quiet voice that only we could hear. Then, she glanced towards Cyan and I also followed suit. Standing there unlike her usual hyper-active brawler Sister self was…

 

“I hope the military people didn’t come across problems on their way. Fufu.”

 

A Sister with a look of compassion on her face, which made everybody who knew her usual countenance ask ‘who the hell is this?’

Usually, she would complain about having to wait for so long and would have gone somewhere, but today she was waiting obediently with her back straight and beautiful.

Why is Cyan so quiet, you ask? The reason is simple.

 

“You’re right, Cyan. But why don’t you relax a little. Isn’t being tense like that very hard?”

 

It’s because Priest Snow White is with her today. Cyan likes him, so she pretends to be a good girl in front of him… or more like, being nervous around him makes her act like that. In other words, it’s a mix of embarrassment, happiness and excitement.

The Priest himself knows what she’s like usually, but he’s the kind of person who’ll look at both sides of her and accept it. After all, that was how Cyan was. Even the people around don’t say anything. However, 

 

“No, I cannot do that. As God’s humble servant, I must stay upright.”


How shameless. Everybody present should have thought the same thing 

Ah, Lady Violet was shocked for a second. She picked herself up immediately, but as expected, even if she knew how Cyan turned in front of the Priest, it’s not something she can get used to right away.

However, this time, it’s better for Cyan to be this way. It would be a hassle if she picked a fight with the guests like before.

 

“As long as the Priest is here, Cyan should be fine… Well, Cyan would have been fine to begin with.”

“Maybe this is an unnecessary concern, but is it fine for her to act like that while wearing the usual clothes?”


Clothes? She didn’t go on a rampage this time, so the deep slit in her skirt didn’t expose anything much today. There shouldn’t be any problems…

 

“…Ah, you’re right.”

“You’re so used to it, you thought it was normal, huh…”


Even without thinking about it too much, that deep slit is strange.

There’s something wrong with me for thinking that she would look like a normal Sister just because she’s quieter than usual. 


“N-no, it’s just her quirk, nothing else. The current Cyan won’t cause any issues.”

“What are you going to do if the Priest disappears?”

“…It’s her quirk.”

“… I see, her quirk. I also think that her usual state is more like herself so it’s fine even if she’s quirky.”

 

A-anyway. When she gets angry, she gets really angry, but she does her job well, so Cyan is still better off. As long as you don’t get injured, Ivory is just an unfriendly doctor, so that’s fine. The problem is the other people.
For example, Khaki, who will try to woo any women within the army without any questions or Orchid, who looks extremely sketchy. Apricot, who’s wrapped up in her own world and many others. I hope they don’t cause trouble during the army’s stay.


“Do you not need to worry about Mr. Robot?”
“Robot is Robot. We can’t give any other explanation either.”
“Is that really okay?”


It’s fine. It’s also cruel to ask the person inside to come out.
And while I’m worried that the residents of Shiki will cause trouble, I have an even bigger concern. It’s the fact that the people who’ll arrive soon are the soldiers of the kingdom. 


“However, will it be okay? The army being here means that…”
“I’ll be repeating what I said yesterday but it’ll be fine. There might be some familiar faces in there, but I’m sure they won’t try to do something to me carelessly.”


The Azalea Academy, where we originally attended, offered academic and magical education as well as combat training, and nearly half of the students belonged to the Knight Order (military). The knights, most of whom are directly involved with the academy, would know what happened at the academy about two months ago. Some of the knights may even know details of what happened to the Duke’s family.

I asked Lady Violet about it, but she said that she didn’t care. Even if that might have been her true feelings, I’m still worried about her.


“Listen, Lady Violet. If an emergency arises, you can do your usual work at the mansion without having to go outside.”
“But won’t that make them more suspicious? If we behave resolutely and be patient, they won’t spread any strange rumors.”
“That might be true, but I don’t want to see your suffer any more than this. I can’t just let you endure as much as you can and then suddenly break due to metal fatigue.”
“You might say so, Lord Clo, but if I just come out to help out for a few days, my evaluation will change greatly. I’m glad that you care about me, but I also want to take good care of you, Lord Clo. Let’s think about our future and work together to finish this task.”
“Uu… but please don’t push yourself too hard, okay?”
“I know. Don’t push yourself too hard either, Lord Clo. You don’t have to deal with it all by yourself, you can rely on me too.”

 


Saying so, Lady Violet put her right hand on her own chest and appealed that I could rely on her.

I am older than her, but her confident gesture had an even greater air of dependability than me.


“Okay, I won’t overdo it, but I’ll show you how dependable I am as the lord here. However, if I can’t do something by myself, I will be relying on you.”
“I see, I look forward to seeing it. I will also rely on you and support you when needed.”
“Yes. It will be a demonstration of my abilities to somewhat bring together troublemakers of Shiki and eliminate the injustices of my predecessors.”
“You have never sounded more convincing.”


I said, and we both had a small laugh.

That’s right. There were times when Lady Violet was in a weakened mental state, but she’s not someone I can’t rely on. We should support each other in areas where we are lacking.

I’ve been looking forward to Lady Violet’s cooking these days, and we’ll have to overcome this situation just to not lose this enjoyment.


“Stop flirting in front of me, you bastards.”

 

And as we were talking together, Cyan warned us with a benevolent smile on her face.
Is the sound of her knuckles cracking my imagination?

 



 

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