Hush Now, Saintess! - Chapter 60
“Hyuuu… How fast.”
While running like that, I just wished they could drop to the ground.
If anything, it would be great if they could step on some dog poo or something.
The three noble ladies just shook their heads at me as I walked towards the shade.
Soon after, I was left with only the four people who had bet on me.
“Milady, why did you make such a wager?” Mary asked tearfully.
“Why? Do you think I’m going to lose, too?”
“No, it’s not that… But still, it’s not good to have wagered the position of saintess…”
“Don’t worry. I don’t ever make a losing bet.”
Especially when it came to betting money.
“If I lose, that’ll be 40 million won shredded instantly. Why would I make such a bet then?”
Seeing my confidence, Mary tilted her head to the side.
“Then, do you have something in mind, Milady?”
“I wonder about that too. How should I go about this?”
“Haha, alright, I’ll go find it now. Don’t follow me, just wait here.”
Though Mary was stomping her feet in protest and the others were looking at me anxiously, I turned around from them and walked away.
And, once I was completely alone.
‘System, open up the item store.’
And soon enough, the item store opened with the sound, pyong~
Scrolling down the store, I looked up and down busily.
‘I’m pretty sure it’s here somewhere…’
Ah, right there.
Just in time, my eyes focused on one item.
After I read the item description carefully, I pressed the purchase button.
〈 This item has been purchased.
Would you like to conjure this item into the real world?
( Yes / No )
※ If you choose ‘No’, the item will be saved in the store inventory. 〉
I clicked ‘Yes’ without any hesitation.
And right then, the item I had purchased manifested into my grasp.
I smiled at what appeared in my hand.
‘Hmm. I got you now, you rascal.’
* * *
Using a long stick, Owen rummaged through the grass.
He poked through here and there, but he couldn’t find anything at all.
Throwing the stick away, he murmured nervously.
“Ugh, not here either.”
He didn’t even know how many times he’d gone through this.
Why did that damn thing disappear anyway.
‘No way, she won’t find it first, will she?’
After going through a series of failed attempts to find what he needed to find, a sense of dread weighed heavily on him. However, he shook his head.
Well, that girl had very little divine power.
By comparison, however, how much did he have?
Frankly speaking, he had the amount of divine power that any ordinary priest would possess.
This was the reason that, despite the countless times he’d been caught gambling, he had yet been taken out of the family register.
Though he still had been forced to live at the temple…
‘It’s still a lot better of a situation than that guy Hargan. He got removed from the family register and got turned into a national criminal.’
When wanted posters started showing up all over the country, Hargan had been reborn as the ‘national criminal’ of the empire, and all their father could do was grab the back of his neck, blood pressure rising.
Clicking his tongue at the thought of his pathetic younger brother, Owen shouted at the apprentices behind him.
“Hey, is it not there either?!”
“…Yes, it’s not here.”
“Huu. You guys are seriously useless. Hurry up and find it! I need to win this bet.”
“Go on, hurry up and move.”
Seeing their frightened reactions, Owen chuckled.
‘Right. I’m going to win anyway.’
Like those idiots, that girl was just as bad.
The only one who could win this bet and take that prize money was him.
And he’d also receive the envy of those noble ladies.
‘Hmm. But what if she changes her mind?’
Once he’d win, what if that girl would say that she couldn’t quit her position as saintess after all?
…Well, that didn’t matter.
Even if she wouldn’t quit her position, this would take a hit on her status.
‘Everyone will come to know exactly how hopeless she is—just how unsuitable she is as the saintess.’
That was enough.
The moment that would happen, recognition for him would instead rise.
‘Ahh, our pitiful little ducal lady. Don’t you know that you could very well be kicked out of your household if you lose this bet?’
Despite how she was from a ducal household, it was a very well known fact that she was good-for-nothing.
Once she’d lose this bet and step down from her position of saintess, it’s highly likely for her to be stripped of her noble status as well.
‘Huh. If the ducal lady is kicked out of her family…’
“Then, won’t she want me to take her in as a concubine? Honestly, her face and body are quite topnotch…”
With a lecherous smirk on his lips, his nostrils fluttered relentlessly.
But then, at that moment.
“Oh my goodness… it really… got found…”
“The Saintess, she… she found it…”
Murmurs from the distance reached his ears.
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