The Imperial Princess Philia
The girl who was pretending to be a maid in front of me was actually the Imperial Princess. When it finally sank in, I felt my face turned pale. Her refined manner, surprisingly beautiful appearance, and unusually glittering silver hair. Certainly, it was more natural to think that this girl was of a high-status rather than a maid. The girl, seemingly used to it, went to the back of the large room and sat in a luxurious red chair. I hurriedly went into the room and knelt in front of the girl.
“…Your Highness. Please forgive me for my rudeness,” I said in a hoarse voice.
“Rude? But you didn’t do anything rude?”
“I didn’t know you were an imperial princess and I talked to you as if you were a servant.”
“Wasn’t it because I said that I was the maid Ria? So it wasn’t your fault at all?”
“I’m sorry. Did it bother you?”
With an apologetic face, Her Highness Philia, looked up at me. I took a deep breath. The princess was not angry, and it wasn’t like anyone saw what happened. Then it should be fine not to dwell on the possibility of it becoming a problem. I shook my head to the side.
“I’m not troubled, but I was a little surprised. Why did you lie like this?”
“I wanted to know what kind of person you are. I’m a princess, so everyone is anxious around me and I can’t figure out their intentions.“
“But if you disguise yourself as a maid, you can know what kind of person the other person is, is that it?”
Her Highness Philia nodded slightly. I thought she was an innocent girl, but she actually thought about all sorts of things. Because of that reason, her lie didn’t make me angry.
“Then do you know what kind of person I am now?”
“I think you are a kind person who’s very strong and you don’t look arrogant. You also listen to a person whom you just met.“
Her Highness Philia leaped over to me. (The original text ぴょんと、飛び跳ねるようにフィリア殿下がこちらに身を寄せる。)
Her Imperial Highness, with her eyes shining brightly, was staring straight at me.
“It’s true that I think of Solon as a hero, and it’s also true that I’m happy to meet him.”
“I’m not such a good person, but it’s a great honor to have Your Highness said that.”
“You don’t have to be that formal. You can speak casually, like when you were speaking with the maid Ria.“
“Solon will become my teacher from now on. And you made a promise to teach the maid Ria too, will you keep it?”
“I am glad if I am able to follow Her Highness’s order. I am here to become a tutor for Her Highness in the first place.”
For some reason, Her Highness Philia seemed a little dissatisfied. Did I say something hurtful?
However, soon after, Her Highness’s expression returned to a bright smile.
“Thank you, Solon. I’m looking forward to your teaching.”
Her Highness extended her beautiful hand to me, gesturing for a handshake. I hesitated for a moment, then extended my right hand and responded the gesture.
“I hope I can live up to your expectations.”
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