Dai Nable Part 2 – The Angelic Lady
Since then, Momo always comes to the training hall after class to bring snacks and cheer me on. Unfortunately, she was in a different class to mine and we have no other opportunities of meeting each other other than school days.
While I was thinking that, Momo looked at me seemingly puzzled.
“Academy is not only a place to study. Sir Dai should participate in school events too.”
“I’ll go as his highness’ escort, but I’ll just take a nap during my free time. It’ll probably be boring anyway.”
“I wonder about that. It would be a loss to not enjoy such events since you had to enroll. But that’s too bad. I was sure that this year’s school festival would be much more fun together with sir Dai.”
“F-Fine, it can’t be helped. I’ll go around with you during my breaks.”
“R-Really! That makes me happy!”
She took me by the arms with a million-dollar smile on her face. I suddenly felt my face heating up. At this point, I have no other choice but to acknowledge it, don’t I?
I love Momo and I want to make her my bride.
What about the difference in social status? I don’t care about those kinds of things. The reason why Momo came to the capital was to have her talents acknowledged anyway.
That being said, it’s not that simple. Momo’s talent was her awakened sacred powers which is something that would gather the attention of the royal family to her. Currently, Chloe, the fiancee of Prince Leddorio, is the one recognized as the temporary saintess. Although his highness is much more attracted to Momo, who is much more likely to be the real thing.
Of course, Momo’s brazen attitude towards everyone brought by her naivety is what makes her so attractive. I didn’t find it odd that his highness also fell in love with her.
“Hey, Do you like his highness, Momo?”
Because I was at a loss what to do about that, I asked Momo frankly about it instead. Being roundabout was never my thing, after all, although, the lady was clearly bothered by my sudden question.
“Lady Chloe was making quite the rucks, you know? She kept saying that there’s an undesirable pest coiling around her fiancee.”
“..I’m troubled about that too, sir. Her followers kept threatening me and there are many times when my personal belongings either go missing or are broken apart. They probably couldn’t stand having someone like me get close to his highness.”
Seeing Momo in low spirits just made me want to beat all them to pulp. Of course, violence against women is unbecoming of a knight, but the same thing goes for Chloe.
Not only is she the temporary Saintess recognized by the holy church, but she is also the future queen as well. Going mad with jealousy and using her followers to threaten others is unbecoming of her position.
Treacherous and unruly ladies like her are the type that I despise the most.
“Is it really such a great sin for a commoner to get along with a royalty?”
“As if! Although there’s a hopeless disparity in social standings when it comes to the noble society, you’re still both students right now. Didn’t you also said that it would be a loss not to enjoy the academy to the fullest?”
“That’s…right, sir. Besides, there’s no way I would become an aristocrat anyway, so Lady Chloe is overreacting.”
Momo smiled to dispel the lingering cloudy ambiance, but on the contrary, I got worried even more. If his highness were to truly choose Momo instead and have her designated as the true saintess, the royal family wouldn’t be able to ignore her any more, that would make her unable to refuse the prince any longer.
Should I really just obediently hand her over… just like that? His highness is the only lord to ever acknowledge me. If he truly loves Momo then I would very much like to step aside but….
“What’s that Momo? What happened to your arm!?”
After hearing about Momo falling from the stairs, I rushed towards the clinic. There, I saw her lying in the bed bandaged as well as his highness, Leddorio who was close to her.
“It was Chloe… she ordered her followers to do this.”
“Isn’t that right, Momo?”
“Yes, sir. I recognized the faces of those who pushed me off the stairs.”
All the blood in my body boiled up in anger. It doesn’t matter whether they are ladies or not, I will slaughter them all together. As I rushed to leave the clinic, the one who stopped me was the older brother of the perpetrator himself, Darck Sereknight.
“Don’t, we don’t have any evidence to prove it.”
“Let go of me. As if Momo would ever lie. Or is it that the older brother is trying to protect his cute little sister?”
Darck outright punched me but his weak fists are insignificant, because Momo experienced far worse. However, when I saw Darck biting his lip in anger so much that they bled, I knew that he must’ve found Chloe’s actions unforgivable too.
His highness watched over us with a fully determined look on his face.
“For now, we have to gather evidence. We will condemn that villainous woman later.”
After that, Chloe, the personification of evil itself, had been safely annulled from the prince and thrown out of the capital. However, that did not dispel Momo’s worries. Consequently, that was also the day we decided to let Momo decide who she wants to be with on her own.
Momo will immediately put an end to this problem soon, and after she picks me, I will protect her with all my life forever.