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‘What kind of a cafe is this? Is it a meeting square?’
I was very nervous because I never thought that I would face the owner of the Magic Tower.
“Ah. Baron Monaghan.”
Arden greeted Rizello with a confused look on his face, just like mine.
“Are you passing by?”
The ladies also scrambled to greet Rizello.
As I felt at Cordelia’s salon, Rizello’s false identity seemed to be quite popular with many ladies thanks to her smooth appearance.
‘If they knew who the real person was, everyone would be scared.’
“By the way, what did you just say, Baron Monaghan?”
“I told you that you only know one thing and you don’t seem to know the two.”
Rizello said with a searing smile.
Arden’s expression changed in an instant as he thought that perhaps he had misheard it.
“What do you mean by that……”
“Did you suggest giving Her Majesty the elixir? But give it some thought. Irene’s wisdom has already saved the capital once. You haven’t forgotten about the gate incident, have you?”
Arden laughed bitterly. Seeing that he couldn’t completely hide his timidity, it seemed that he didn’t want to praise me very much.
“Even if I were Her Majesty, I don’t think I would be very happy to choose and offer divine power that could make such a great contribution to the empire just for the sake of tradition.”
“If you are someone who cares for the empire as much as Her Majesty does, you would never want Saintess Irene’s power to be wasted in such a way.”
The things that Rizello said caused me to feel a little bit embarrassed. How could you put gold paint on the face of the person you were looking at? He wasn’t usually an outspoken person.
I was thankful, though. According to what he said, it is not necessary for me to present the empress with the elixir.
“I’m flattered, Baron Ray. I am not that talented.”
“Irene is too humble. She is the owner of the power of foresight that has appeared for the first time in several hundred years. Irene’s existence is the treasure of this country.”
“Haha……What a compliment. I’m at a loss.”
‘Stop it right now……!’
I felt as if I could communicate with Rizello just by looking at him. Even the praise was hard enough. Especially since I know it was all a con.
“Saintess Irene really has the virtue of humility. You are a saintess of this age that is very rare to see.”
Rizello clapped his hands and admired me.
“Anyway, Her Majesty wouldn’t really want that kind of gift. A simple demonstration of the divine’s limited power would be sufficient. Is that the case, Your Grace the Duchess of Beyondine?”
“Oh, of course. Your Majesty is such an easygoing person.”
The Duchess of Beyondine gave a soft smile and a small nod.
Only Arden couldn’t smile at this place.
Arden did not say much after that, as if he had been offended.
After exchanging a few more small words, the Duchess of Beyondine and Arden’s party left the cafe.
All that was left was me, Dame Joan, who had been silently guarding my back the entire time, and Rizello.
Why doesn’t this person go?
Just as I thought that, Rizello pulled out the chair across from me.
“Would it be all right if I sat down for a while? Madam Irene.”
I could sense Dame Joan, who was standing behind me, giving Rizello a menacing look from head to toe. I broke out in a cold sweat.
‘Why are you doing this? Of course there’s something I need to receive, but you’re not going to give it to me while Dame Joan is standing in front of me, are you?’
Even though Dame Joan had sworn a blood oath to me, she was still under Ian’s command. Rather than not trusting Dame Joan, I didn’t want to give her a hard time by asking her to keep it a secret from Ian anymore.
“I bet you were shopping.”
Rizello took an interesting look at my shopping bags.
Inevitably, I nodded.
“Yes. There were many beautiful things.”
“Oh, what is this…… Excuse me, may I take a look?”
Rizello, whose eyes were twinkling as he looked in the shopping bag, said with a bright expression.
What exactly is it?
Even though I felt uncomfortable, I allowed it.
“These shoes are pretty.”
Rizello drew attention to a pair of shoes that had white flowers arranged on their uppers.
All of the flowers were real. In a normal sense, they are throwaways, but surprisingly, those flowers are said to be a unique kind that will never die as long as they are given a little boost every now and then.
This was a gift for Annette, who likes flowers.
“Yes? A gift for a friend who serves me.”
“She must really like it. Yeah, but. What is this?”
The next second, I was shocked when I looked in the direction Rizello had pointed.
Big, no. A beetle, which can only be described as huge, was flying toward the shoes.
The onslaught of a beetle the size of a human fist came crashing down on me.
Dame Joan hastened her approach and grabbed the beetle’s flapping wings.
‘Okay, she got it.’
Dame Joan didn’t bat an eye when confronted with the beetle’s frantic flailing; she simply hurled it far away.
It was an incredibly heartfelt action on the part of a knight.
“Dame Joan…! Thank you.”
With a face filled with excitement, I expressed my gratitude to Dame Joan.
For someone like me, who has an irrational fear of insects, Dame Joan seemed the best hero at this moment.
Dame Joan smiled at my fluttering eyes.
“You are welcome.”
“Phew, that must have been a big deal. The Rainkiss is a very beautiful flower due to the fact that it does not wilt, but it has a fatal flaw in that insects are drawn to it.”
The name of the fresh flower that was on the shoes was “Rainkiss.”
That monster beetle attacked because of this flower?
I glared at the flowers with vigilant eyes. It was impossible for me to present Annette with a gift like shoes that attracted monster beetles.
“What should I do? Should I return it?”
“Hmm. Maybe this will help.”
As if remembering something, Rizello rummaged around in his arms.
After a while, he was holding in his hand what appeared to be a glass bottle that contained a pale green liquid.
“It smells like pests.”
“Yes. We got this ready because mosquito season is coming up soon. Most bugs would run away if you put a drop of this on them.”
“Really? Is there a smell like that?”
Having suffered terribly from mosquitoes since I lived on Earth, so I looked into it with awe.
But when I looked more closely, I saw that it didn’t smell like a pest.
‘This looks like.’
A glass bottle containing a thick green liquid.
It looked the same as what was written in the original. This liquid is, without a doubt, the Cakulta extract.
Only then did I understand what Rizello was trying to do.
It was meant to be handed over in this way.
‘I learned something!!’
Even though I was pretty good at lying because of Ian, I was caught off guard by this move.
I would like to know if I had to go to Melody’s mansion again to get the Cakulta extract, but to be able to get it in such a simple way.
When I looked at Rizello with eyes that were just a little bit bigger, he smiled. It was a laugh that was full of mischief.
“Oh, my… You gave me something precious. You don’t have to.”
First of all, in order not to look awkward to Dame Joan, I declined once, as nobles in this country usually do.
“Is it? If you don’t need it, I will simply…….”
“No. On second thought, I think it’s necessary. I hate insects the most in the world.”
“Ah. Did you?”
“Yes. I really hate it so much. You have no idea how grateful I am for your help.”
This person is really. Don’t you know that one specification is a virtue?
I quickly responded by putting my hand out. Rizello smiled before placing the bottle containing the extract in the palm of my hand.
The moment the glass bottle was wrapped around my hand, a strange catharsis enveloped my body.
Finally, I have gathered all the ingredients to break the time-limiting curse.
‘It had been my goal ever since I fell into this world, but finally, I did it.’
As long as I had the ingredients, everything went smoothly.
Because I had the whole recipe in my head.
Both Rizello and Dame Joan appeared perplexed when I went silent for a period of time while I was holding the glass bottle.
“Ah, ah. I apologise.”
I gave a quick and cheery smile before shaking my head.
“Anyway, the sun is already setting. Shall we go back soon, Dame Joan?”
I couldn’t wait to get home and start putting the finishing touches on the medicine.
When I finally made it back to my room in the cathedral, the first thing I did when I got there was stand in front of the dressing table and take some slow, deep breaths.
The ingredients of the procedure that had been gathered were spread out over the top of the dressing table.
Boyer Tulips were acquired from the Mage Tower, as well as Orbyi fruit. The root of the red helmet flower, a mixture of salt and brown sugar that I drank while eating dessert, and a cup of purified water from the bathroom. And even the Cakulta extract I got today.
Everything is ready.
I recalled the recipe for the remedies that I had copied over and over again in my head.
The recipe was very complex and delicate, but fortunately, after digging through my memory, I was able to recall it as clearly as if I were reading a book.
‘Allright. You can do it, Lee Seo-yeon.’
Although both the ingredients and the instructions are difficult and complicated, the actual process of making the medicine was not too difficult.
‘If the heroine did it, so can I. Let’s do it!’
I slowly opened my eyes and went through the entire original novel in my head, going over each sentence as if I were skimming it.
At that moment, someone knocked on the door.
I was startled to the point that my heart began to beat, so I turned to face the door.
Who could it be? After I go to sleep, Dame Joan and Annette don’t bother me.
“Excuse me, Madam Irene.”
I heard Annette whispering cautiously.
“Yes, what happened?”
I said, trying to sound sleepy.
But the next thing I heard shocked me so much that I forgot even how sleepy I was acting.
“Sir Ian is coming back to bedroom.”
I didn’t believe what I was hearing.
The person who has been attacking me almost from the day of my wedding day?
On this important day?
I let out a silent scream.