Hush Now, Saintess! - Chapter 57
Though Helena’s lips were drawn into a smile right now, one corner slightly rose crookedly.
“It’s so nice to see you here, Sister! I never ever thought I’d run into you at the temple.”
“That’s true. I’m glad I decided to donate today. I was given the chance to meet you like this, Helena.”
Something like an electric current crackled dangerously between the two for a moment.
Despite how brief the greeting between them was, attack and defense collided in an instant.
‘You don’t come to the temple often after all. What are you up to, huh?’
‘Yes, yes, I’m here to donate. Don’t pick a fight with me.’
A short war of nerves that only those in the know would be able to understand.
“Really, I’m so glad to meet you, Sister. It just so happened that I need you right now.”
At Helena’s words, Roella raised her eyebrows.
‘What the hell is this kid trying to say now.’
From the start, it was suspicious how she was persistent in calling Roella’s attention so loudly from afar like that.
She was acting like a hunter who’s already firmly prepared her shotgun, throwing some bait at her prey and waiting for it to come closer.
Of course, Roella had no plans of taking this lying down either.
“Why, what’s going on?”
“The thing is, there’s something I need you to help me with, Sister. Isn’t that so, Reverend?”
Helena glanced at the priest.
Receiving that gaze, the priest stepped forward.
“It’s been a while, Your Ladyship.”
“Ah, it’s the first time I’m greeting you ever since I became a priest. My younger brother, that rascal. I apologize for the discourtesy that he’s shown you.”
Ah, that guy.
Only then did Roella realize this man’s identity.
She recalled that guy Hargan Siever, who conned Roella, went into hiding, and consequently became the nation’s most wanted criminal before finally getting caught.
And this priest in front of her was Owen Siever, the older brother of that guy.
‘That reminds me, I read about how Count Siever’s eldest son became a priest.’
It’s from the data sheet she got on Hargan, who Roella had investigated some time earlier.
And according to that data sheet, this guy…
‘He nearly got kicked off the family register as well because of his gambling addiction, but apparently had divine power, so he was sent to the temple instead.’
Oh, wow. Like older brother, like younger brother, huh.
“Right. It’s been a while since we last saw each other. About your younger brother, well. I’m not particularly enthusiastic about him as a topic of conversation.”
“Good gracious, that was rude of me.”
“Never mind. What can I do to help?”
“Haha, it’s not an important enough matter to warrant your concern, Saintess.”
“Oh my, don’t be like that. Please go ahead and ask Sister for help. I’m very sure she’ll be happy to extend a helping hand.”
As Helena was listening to the two’s conversation, she promptly piped up and volunteered on Roella’s behalf.
Roella had a gut feeling.
This was a trap that Helena had dug out especially for her.
“Helena, you shouldn’t trouble the Reverend. It looks too difficult to bring up.”
“It’s not like that—you have to help, Sister! Don’t you agree, Veronica?”
Helena tearfully cried out when Roella tried to turn her down, and she looked to her side and asked one of her companions.
The young noble lady, whose name was called, furtively glanced at Roella then looked away at once. She whispered to Helena.
“Come now, stop it. I’d rather let it go, Helena.”
“I agree. Let’s just let it go.”
Another one of Helena’s companions also helped Veronica.
What kind of problem was Helena talking about, really.
Narrowing her eyes, Roella tilted her head to the side.
She thought that Helena would double down and press her into doing it, but in the end, Helena was letting it go.
“Since two people are saying so, it can’t be helped. Then… See you later, Sister.”
In the end, Helena even bowed to Roella with drooping shoulders.
Roella was trying to figure out the situation on her own, but for now, she just shook her head.
“Yes, then. See you later, Helena.”
“Be careful on your way back, Sister.”
A weak farewell followed from behind.
‘Now, aren’t you being too sweet?’
Roella started to walk forward slowly, but one part of her mind was bothered.
It was at that moment.
As she was already some distance away, she soon heard their conversation behind her.
“I apologize, Reverend. I’ve been troubling you for no good reason.”
“Not at all, Lady. You’re doing it for my sake.”
“Um, I guess I really should have tried to convince Sister more?”
The moment she heard them talking about her, Roella stopped walking.
The heck were they talking about?
“What’s the matter, Milady?”
Bringing her index finger to her lips, Roella prickled her ears and listened closely.
And the ears of the three people who were accompanying her also perked up.
As silence came over to their group, Owen’s sleazy voice resounded so clearly.
“Haha, it’s quite alright. Even if we had told her, she wouldn’t have been able to help. She would have just gotten in the way, actually. About the saintess’s divine power… It’s an open secret, isn’t it?”
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