Healed by MofuMofu
I am 17 years old. Oh, this is the time when I was falsely accused. This is just a dream from my previous life. I know! I know that… but…
“Katariona! You were trying to kill Lady Charlotte, weren’t you? This assassin just revealed the truth.”
“There is no such thing! I have never seen that assassin before, and I’ve never thought of such a horrible thing as killing Charlotte!”
His Royal Highness, Prince Richard, did not believe me. He chose to trust the words of his new lover, Baroness Charlotte Campbell, who he has just recently gotten to know, rather than his long-time fiancée. He just took her word for it…
After the 10-year-old magical attribute judgment ritual, I became his fiancée. Enduring rigorous princess education with blood, sweat, and tears, I was simply striving to be worthy of being next to him…
“Shut up! Guards. Lock this woman in the dungeon until her trial. I don’t care if you torture her! Make her confess!”
“Please wait! Please! Listen to me, Rick! No. His Highness Prince Richard!”
Rick looks at me with a cold, disdainful stare, and then he turns away, allowing the guards to capture me.
“You can make a complaint in court during the trial. Take her away.”
* * * * *
It’s dark. Cold. It hurts. Somebody, anybody, help. It’s so cold in here. Someone, please, take me out of here…
I desperately reach my hand out for help.
Suddenly, a ray of light shines into the darkness, and someone grabs my hand and hugs me. It’s warm. Who are you? Rick? No, this isn’t Rick. It’s different. Rick doesn’t have silver-white hair.
* * * * *
I wake up abruptly. Warm, fluffy white hair encircles around me.
“Did you wake up? You’ve been screaming and mumbling a lot. Did you have a nightmare?”
Leon is trying to wrap me in the form of a lion.
“Fufu. Leon-sama’s hair is soft and fluffy even in lion form. It’s so warm.”
“You can fluff as much as you like.”
Wrapped in such warm fluffiness, I begin to get drowsy.
“We still have time until morning. You should sleep a little longer. There’s nothing to fear because I am here with you.”
Being protected by the forest god, I am not afraid.
“Give Rio a song so that she can have a good dream this time, Dryad Maiden.”
Dryad? Isn’t that a tree spirit? So they really do exist! I’d like to see a dryad. But I’m so sleepy…
“Understood, forest god.”
The song sung by the Dryad Maiden with beautiful green hair summoned by Leon was comfortable. In the next dream, I was having a party with the spirits and animals of the forest with Leon. It was fun.
* * * * *
Thanks to the dryad’s song, I woke up feeling refreshed in the morning. Leon returned to his appearance of a little holy beast and is sitting beside me. Ahhh! Kawaii! Let’s enjoy the morning mofumofu.
“Good morning, Leon. Thank you for last night.”
I pick up Leon and scratch his ears. Leon-sama seems to be comfortable. It’s nice and fluffy today as well.
“Umu. Good morning, Rio. And you can call me Leon.”
“But isn’t that being disrespectful to a god?”
“I don’t mind. Anyways, you introduced me as a holy beast to your family.”
Yesterday, when I took Leon back and tried to introduce him to my family, a voice echoed in my head. It was Leon’s voice.
“You can introduce me as a holy beast. If you suddenly say that you brought a god, they will panic. “
Well, he has a point. So, the explanation I gave to my family was that I found Leon collapsed near the entrance of the forest.
“Well, he’s cute. Did you name him, Leon? Yes, that’s good. Here’s a ribbon that matches Rio. Let’s give it to Leon.”
Mother, you are being disrespectful to a god, you know? Oh well, Leon seems to like the ribbon around his neck. He’s a highly adaptable god.
“They say a white beast is a holy beast. Let’s protect it at home.”
Oh, Father. Treating him as a rare beast is disrespectful. It’s not uncommon for aristocrats to tame phantom beasts and protect white beasts as holy beasts, but…
“It’s cute! You and Rio look great with your matching ribbons.”
That’s my big brother. Yeap! My brother is a child. Oh well. My sister Mary Anne, who will be born three years later, also likes cute things, so I’m sure she will like Leon.
There’s a knock on the door.
“I’m awake, Marie. You can come in now.”
Marie, my personal maid, enters the room. “Excuse me”.
“Good morning, Young Lady. Leon is very fluffy today.”
Marie is eight years older than me. She is the daughter of the head butler of my family, and she has been with me since I was born. This year on her 15th birthday, she officially became my personal maid.
Marie, along with Father’s butler, were both brutally murdered in an attempt to help our family. In this life, I won’t let her die!
“That’s right.” I gently hold Marie’s hand, solemnly declaring, “Marie! I’ll definitely make you happy.”
“Yes. Thank you, Miss. I will follow wherever the Young Lady goes.”
Marie smiles gently at me. She’s a natural, but that’s what makes Marie so cute.
“She’s a good maid. Mu? She possesses dual magical attributes of Wind and Water. They’re pretty powerful, and her magic control is superb.”
Leon-sama’s voice echoes in my head. That’s right. Marie can use Wind and Water magic. She uses Wind magic to clean and Water magic to do the laundry.
When I was 15 years old in my previous life, I entered the royal capital school.
“Why not become a scholarship student, Marie, and learn magic?” I had advised her.
“I’m happy just to be near the Young Lady.”
She had refused my offer. At that time, I thought it was a shame that someone as talented as Marie didn’t get a different job other than being my maid. At the same time, I was happy because I didn’t want to lose Marie, who was always with me. Nonetheless, I felt sorry for Marie who was willing to serve me even though she was past her marriageable age.
This time I will find her a good partner that will make her happy.
“Which dress would you like to wear today? How about a young grass-colored dress especially in this beautiful season of fresh green? Wear your hair up halfway up and add a bow of the same color as your dress…”
“Today I’m going for a walk with Leon after breakfast, so I’d like a dress that’s easy to move around.”
Marie smiled and brought out a light blue dress and two ribbons from the closet.
“Two ribbons? Half-up, half-down hairdo is fine, so just one is fine.”
“One is for Leon-sama.”
She deftly puts the dress on me and brushes my hair into a half-up hairdo. In the meantime, I brush Leon’s hair back into place and tie a matching light blue ribbon around his neck.
“Then, have a pleasant day and stay safe.”
Marie leaves the room after giving a bow.
“She’s a smart maid. Also, works fast.”
“That’s right. Marie has good taste, too.”
When it comes to getting a new dress tailored, you can’t go wrong with Marie. She will tailor a beautiful dress that suits me. By the way, I can safely say that I have no fashion sense.
* * * * *
After breakfast, Leon and I head to the forest to create trees and flowers that have died due to the miasma. It also serves as training for my new magical attributes.
“First, while controlling your magic, think of a tree or flower of your choice and send your magic to the earth.”
I picture a large tree in my mind and hold my hand over the earth to send my magic power. After a while, the tree I had in mind sprouted from the earth and grew rapidly. It’s just as I imagined.
“This is amazing! You seem to be good at magic control. Okay! Let’s make the flowers bloom next time.”
A flower? I can only think of that one flower when I think of flowers…
I hold my hand over the ground, and the sunflower field is ready in no time. I was very happy with the fine sunflowers.
“How about it, Leon-sama?”
Leon’s stares with half-lidded eyes. Huh? Is it that stunning?
“…I think you need a botanical picture book.”
I haven’t the slightest idea of what girls seem to like. Is my girl power really that low? Maybe I should have Marie teach me? I got it! First, let’s ask Father to buy a botanical picture book.