Gratitude And Apology Are Both Equally Important
“No but! To think it turned out like that……!”
In the isolated corner of the venue where no one notices, Violette yelled at Yuran.
Violette lets herself out from Yuran’s arm. She lets go of everything that has protected her a moment ago right in front of his eyes.
She does not want to get angry after Yuran has saved her. Still, she still cannot comprehend how surprising Yuran a moment ago.
“That…… I know I went too far, I know I did, but…… I could only think how to save Vio-chan that time.”
“It wasn’t like that!”
“Eh, was I wrong?”
Looking at him tilting his neck, he does not seem to know why she is angry. Rather, she is the one who want to know, but it seems hopeless.
“What would happen if you get punished from saying such a thing?”
“Oh, you meant that.”
Wonder if he actually understands what Violette was trying to say, and Violette feels like an idiot for raising her voice like this.
“I’ll be fine, so don’t worry.”
“How can you be so calm……?”
Violette does not understand why Yuran acted like that. He might get in trouble from opposing the prince. It would be better if Claudia did not take what happened just now to heart, but the expression that he showed makes it seem hopeless.
It seems Yuran really hit him where it hurts.
However, it was meant to protect Violette.
She thinks that if she had done it properly, Yuran would not have to risk protecting her.
“Sorry…… Because of me, you have to……”
Violette apologizes. She can only apologize and bow her head. She feels bad since Marin had arranged her hair beautifully to the back, but right now it is not the time for her to mind about it.
She feels guilty for not able involving Yuran and making him to protect her. But more than anything, she feels bad for not being able to stop him. She should have stopped him even though she had to slap him.
However, she was overwhelmed because it was the first time in her life she felt protected.
Because of that, she has put Yuran into a disadvantageous situation…… Worst scenario, this might involve his family as well.
As expected, she should not even wish to love or to beloved.
She should have understood that from her previous mistake, yet everything just happened so quickly before her eyes. Sadly, nothing has changed since the day she decided not to become a bother.
Cannot people’s mistake be fixed just from redoing things once?
“……Vio-chan, your hair is a mess.”
“I’m really sorry…… I’m sorry……”
“You-are-wrong, here, look at me.”
His hand that grabbed her hand so strongly, now is stroking hers so gently that it relieves Violette’s strength. Now that strength has gone out from her body, she starts to feel a little pain.
Still holding her hand, Yuran fixes Violette’s messy bang with his other hand.
“Thank you for worrying about me, but it’s alright, I didn’t do it without thinking after all.”
“But, you definitely did it without thinking.”
“Haha, sorry. But, it’s alright…… are you convinced now?”
She has no idea who is the older one now, especially after seeing his eyes when he said so. He is a comforting person, and he can cast magic just from his kind smile.
Violette should have been more assertive.
However, right now she feels comfortably relaxed. She does not feel that she has to resist.
She wonders if he is the kind of person who will smile at everything like an adult.
“……If something happens, I’ll take responsibility.”
It was the only thing she could say. She tries to draw a line even though she is surrendering herself to Yuran’s comfort.
Most likely he would not yield no matter what she will be saying anymore, in addition Violette can no longer return Yuran’s words of comfort anymore.
Wonder if he gets the message, but Yuran does not say anything back. He might believe in Violette’s decisions, thus he doesn’t have a speck of doubt toward her.
He is just too composed that she feels stupid for getting worked up.
“Okay then, let’s go.”
“I told you right, freshly baked sweets? Ah but, it’s probably cooled down by now……”
Because Prince Claudia is always stiff and stubborn, it is hard for Violette to enjoy the sweet served for her.
It is already a bit while since the scene where Yuran came for Violette and took her away. It cannot be helped that the sweets are already cold and picked by other guests. However, that does not change the excitement that the sweets are still newly served, but either way is fine for Violette.”
“Either way is fine…… Anything that Yuran chooses, even it’s cold, of course it’s going to be delicious.
Most of the food selections have already been taken by other guests, but Violette has just barely eaten any of it.
However, whatever Yuran chooses, it will suit Violette’s preferences, and it is definitely going to be delicious to be eaten in any conditions. So, it does not matter for her even it is already cold.
“I’m more worried about the person who did not get to eat these.”
“It’s alright. They provided by the organizers.”
“Well, that’s true but……”
“Vio-chan is hungry, right? You haven’t eaten anything since before.”
Violette cannot talk back, especially right after Yuran hit the point.
She hasn’t eaten anything right after she escaped from the commotion. Right now, she is hungry because she just ate small portions all this time. However, she thinks she can hold it in with drinking.
Regardless the amount of food eaten, you still need to eat enough food anyway.
Or something is going to growl so loudly from inside your stomach and attracting people’s attention. Violette does not like being the center of the crowd, so she does not want to make a commotion because of that.
“I’ll pick some Vio-chan’s favorites.”
“……I’ll do it by myself, I can at least do that much.”
“Eh, but I’m sure I’m better at choosing your food though?”
“You should just pick your shares.”
The sight of Yuran puffing his cheeks is quite adorable.
Right now, he is the precious childhood friend Violette knows well.
Looking at his usual antics, she could not help but to laugh.
“Even though you looked cool a little while ago.”
The strength of his arm, which had protected her, gave comfort just from being by his side. Even when he pulled Violette’s waist, if anyone aside from Yuran did that, Violette would have felt uncomfortable.
She has noticed her childhood friend is not only cute but also cool.
“Thank you for…… protecting me.”
“Actually…… I was really glad.”
She understands that she is probably not qualified to say this after what she said to him. However, this is really what Violette thinks.
It would not be fair if she does not tell this to pure-hearted Yuran.
His kindness and behavior really cheer up. It is just like seeing a nostalgic dream she had not been able to see. Violette feels sorry for bothering him, still she is certainly happy. It did not feel comfortable or annoying for her, and those feelings are not wrong.
She should solve this accordingly one by one. So, when he finally finds his important person, he would not waver and worry about her.
“Eh, ah…… your welcome……?”
“What was with those pauses?”
“No, it’s just…… you said it so suddenly.”
“Even I can still say thanks properly.”
“I didn’t mean that……. but…… no, it’s nothing.”
If she rushes, it will just tire her and make her give up easily…… he lets out an exhausted.
When it has turned to this, it should not be surprising. In the first place, it is important to say thanks, and it’s better to say thanks as much as you can. Right now, her heart is in the process…… trying to correct everything.
“Somehow, I’m getting hungry too…… Take care.”
“Don’t tell me you haven’t eaten anything yet.”
“I have, but it was not enough to fill my stomach. I’m hungry right now.”
“You’re forcing yourself again…… Then, Yuran should get his own meal in meal buffet while I’m going to dessert buffet.”
“Really? Are you coming with me?”
Because of her dress, Violette might be walking slower than Yuran. It is not the sole reason, their legs are different because of their height difference, and she would not complain if she would get passed in a blink of an eye.
However, Yuran does not move away from Violette’s behind. He keeps his pace with her small strides even though it might be frustrating for him.
“Did you choose today’s dress by yourself?
“Eh…… yeah. Of course. What is it, so suddenly?”
Violette chooses her own clothing and accessories. Even though she often discusses with Marin, she still does not let anyone to decide for her.
Back in the past, everything her mother has prepared was only for reminder of Auld. Now she is aware of it, she has not been letting anyone to choose her clothings.
She thinks that Yuran should have known that long ago.
“It suits you. So beautiful and cute.”
“Seeing such beautiful Vio-chan, there is no way I wouldn’t want to escort her, right?”
After taking his hand, it feels easier to walk than before.
Even though, she has decided not to lean on him, but her childhood, Yuran is just too good at pampering Violette.
“What is available……? There doesn’t seem many delicious ones left.”
“Right now, let’s just eat everything that does not taste bad.”
“I wonder if dessert is filling enough.”
“It’s kind of inconvenient that I can’t eat sweets.”
“You can eat salty ones though.”
“I doubt there’ll be any, but there are lots of fruits here though.”
“……that will depend on the sugar contents, huh?”
Enjoying cute sweets and having relaxing conversation with her kind childhood friend. Rather than crying after ruining the party, this is like a dream.
Still, there are still many things Violette need to care about, but she cannot do anything for now. She is still conflicted because Claudia recognized Maryjun, and this situation might be bad for Violette in the future.
Right now, Violette has decided not to get involved with them since she has decided not to walk down the path of evil, but there are still hindrances need to overcome in the future.
As all, this is what Violette should do in order to get the peaceful life without being a bother to anyone.