Everyone was obsessed with me after I became the Youngest Princess Favourite - Chapter 8 Part 2
When I first joined the guild, Terencium was commissioned from a shabby bar in a dangerous back alley.
A variety of people, including nobles, as well as low-ranking knights, mercenaries, and commoners could come and go in the bar, and there were times when a large drunkard like the director often came to drink alcohol.
I tried not to make it obvious, but I was very scared.
Fortunately, soon after, the headquarters was changed to a cafe located in a busy painter’s district due to the whim of the master, and since then, I’ve not been exposed to the threat of a large drunkard anymore, so I have forgotten about this fear.
I thought maybe I got through it, but It was a silly idea.
As I was stunned when Diana called me. But I had no time to answer.
The director, who found Diana, reached out to the child. The situation was the same as in the past.
I couldn’t come forward then, but this time it was different.
I held Diana in my arms and rolled over like a hedgehog.
But I wasn’t the one who uttered the final groan.
When I opened my eyes in surprise, I saw Jack’s gray hair.
How much time has passed?
As I opened my eyes and woke up, I was bewildered, flinching at the small whimpering sound next to me, and immediately recognized where I was in my pitch black sight.
It was the top attic that the orphanage children hated the most.
This time, I thought Diana wouldn’t be trapped in the attic because she didn’t go against the director, but I was mistaken.
In the first place, she was locked up in the attic because Diana was the daughter of the Duke of Elrad.
I felt sorry for not noticing it beforehand.
As if waiting, the child ran into my arms. The tearful voice distorted my reasons.
Her voice seemed to tremble as she cried heartily, but to reassure the child, I forcefully cleared my throat and said, “Dana, just like this sister said, your father will come to your rescue soon.”
“Yes.” Dana answered with a nod.
“Do you trust this sister?”
“Yes. Dana, trust sister!”
The corners of my eyes warmed like I would soon cry at the child’s kind words.
I was grateful and at the same time I felt sorry for the child who relied on me like this, whom she had just met.
“Yes. Dana, wait a minute.”
After stroking the child’s back a few times, I quickly examined the mana in my body.
Perhaps because I couldn’t rest or eat properly since I used magic yesterday, I couldn’t feel mana very well.
Realizing that I wasn’t feeling well, I managed to raise my hand and light a small spark.
Soon I saw Dana’s face covered with tears and a runny nose.
I was speechless when I saw Jack with his eyes closed as if he had lost consciousness.
In the past, Jack had been trapped in the attic together while covering Diana from the director, but this time he seemed to have been injured much more seriously than he had been before.
‘It’s all my fault.’
It’s because I…
Because I came back from death.
I wanted to cry so much at this terrible situation, but when I noticed that the sparks on the tip of my fingers became noticeably smaller than the first, I quickly glanced at Jack calmly.
Looking at Jack’s condition, it seemed that a day had passed since he lost consciousness.
Perhaps by now the Duke of Elrad had arrived at the orphanage.
And after a long search, he would find this attic.
“But I can’t wait anymore.”
I didn’t want to keep these children locked in the dark for another second.
And even the dangerously flaring sparks died down in the silence.
Without hesitation, I turned to the supposedly attic window, which I had seen when the flame was lit a while ago.
No matter how many layers the window was blocked, it was not easy to remove the plank with a child’s bare hands.
But even when my soft little fingers were pricked by a wood thorn and started bleeding, I didn’t stop.
At that time, a little bit of the board was torn off and a thin ray of light came in, and the scenery outside could be seen narrowly.
Only then did Diana realize what I was doing in the dark, and she turned pale.
“Oh, sister, blood, blood…!”
“It’s alright. I’m fine, so…”
I comforted Diana, who was beside me at a loss, and spoke softly again and again.
When the boards were torn apart, a hole in the window that had already been broken could be seen. If I shouted like this, I thought they could hear me from the outside well.
But a moment’s hope soon returned to disappointment.
No matter how loud Diana shouted ‘Dad!’, there was only silence outside of the window.
The best Knights of the Empire who handled the Aurors would have come along with the Duke.
Then I believed that they would recognize our shouts and sign.
I muttered a little while holding the necklace in my hand like a habit when I’m nervous.
“I, I must go myself.”
After all, I was the only one who could put everything back in its place.
As I looked down at the ground through the window and gauged the distance, my heart raced rapidly.
If it were my old self before, I would have landed lightly even at this height.
But now I was too weak…
If I’m lucky, I’d end up with a broken leg or arm, but if I’m unfortunate enough, I might die.
‘I want to live.’
Even after ruining the situation like this, I still wanted to live.
As if it had been imprinted in my heart as my only desire.
In the end, I decided to take my last chance for this last adventure.