Time-Limited Saintess, You've Been Caught by the Tyrant Once Again - Chapter 15
After meeting with Erich, she had been observing Liliana.
At first, it was very difficult for Ellin to see her face because the memories of that day never left her mind. However, she held it in, remembering that Erich had bowed his head to her. Liliana, observed by Ellin, was astute except for that. Being an aristocrat, she was accustomed to etiquette, and her knowledge was gradually improving.
Then, would it not be better to examine the sigil of God…?
As she entered the Saint’s room, pretending to bring the books, she could see Liliana changing her clothes. There were various places where the sigil of God was engraved for each saint.
Two overlapping semicircles and an engraved crest…
The God’s sigil on Ellin’s body was exactly the same as that. Well, if Liliana had been determined to deceive, she would not have impersonated the sigil clumsily.
“What do you think you’re doing?!”
Unfortunately, she was eventually chased away by Liliana’s maid, Liza.
The next thing that bothered her was her divine power. She could see Liliana was honing her divine powers.
…Liliana’s divine power is dwindling away, why? On the contrary, the more Ellin used her divine powers, the more adept she became at controlling them and the more powerful she could wield them. Around this time, she had begun to treat human wounds. She was able to wield a much stronger power than Liliana was using now.
She then glanced at Erich, who was watching Liliana’s manifestation of her divine powers. His expression was serious as he had a rare frown painted on his face.
In time, Erich met her eyes and he smiled.
Ellin felt puzzled.
Although her manifestation of the divine powers in her last life was very late, he still sweetly exhorted her. In other words, such an expression was not seen in front of her. Considering the difference between Ellin and Liliana at the time, it seemed that she often prayed… but would he only like someone who was devoted to praying?
Seeing Erich smiling at her secretly, Ellin smiled back awkwardly.
It was a look that only those who shared the secret could know.
In her previous life, the time in the temple life was so tough for her though the reason she was able to bear it was because of Erich. So, it was not bad to have a secret between just the two of them since he became even closer to her because of this.
Of course, that was not necessarily a good thing.
A young priest with a beautiful appearance was prevalent, and Ellin, who was acquainted with Erich, was constantly ridiculed by the Angelias. Those in the temple were not very friendly. Not only that Liliana was strangely antagonized and isolated, but the Angelias, who regarded her as a commander, were also distant. Nevertheless, Ellin was comforted by Erich’s smile.
It was as if she had gone back to the past.
While she was living a difficult life in her temple, the Emperor’s visit came.
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On the day of the Emperor’s visit, everyone went out to meet him.
Angelias gathered in the morning and worked hard on their makeup. Liliana, who had finished dressing up, smirked before gazing up and down at her as if mocking Ellin in her old clothes. Noticing that, the other Angelie also glanced at her and spoke.
“I feel sorry for Miss Ellin.”
“She couldn’t attend an audience with His Majesty.”
“High Priest Erich thought very well. What if a commoner who doesn’t know the etiquette was rude in front of His Majesty the Emperor?”
“That’s right. I think it’s good for you to rest. Well, it doesn’t make any sense for you to go out in front of His Majesty in such an attire.”
Surprisingly, what they said did not hurt Ellin at all.
As she had a calm and uninterested look, they eventually stopped mocking her. Unquestionably, they were all excited to meet the Emperor, after all, that was the reason why young aristocratic ladies wanted to become Angelias. By being given the virtuous title of serving the Saint, even the low-ranking aristocrats were able to periodically see high-ranking nobles.
Not only that, but their reputation also increased.
Clean women—like the Saint—who faithfully do not roll their bodies thoughtlessly behest of God. Some ignorant men or conservative older nobles appreciate such things very highly.
Dressed up beautifully in their dresses, they left the Saint’s residence.
After they were all gone, Ellin entered her room before locking herself up. Although they wanted her to feel alienation and loneliness, unfortunately, she did not feel those things at all. It was because she firmly believed that it was better not to meet with Arkan.
Ellin recalled her first meeting with him.
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