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I Became Cinderella’s Vicious Stepsister: 37

Mary walked up to her with a glass of wine in her hand.

“Princess Mary, you just whipped me in the afternoon,” she said.

“So what? You offended the great Karlo royal family, and I only gave you one whip. That’s already merciful,” Mary replied.

She stared at her intently until Mary felt uncomfortable and then smiled.

“Well, if Princess Mary insists,” she said.

The perfect scapegoat, isn’t it?

She didn’t want to be so ruthless.

“Well, I’ll take you there in a while and introduce you to Gaia. But I have to remind you, Gaia doesn’t like overly proactive girls,” she said.

“Do you really mean it?” Mary looked at her suspiciously.

Shrugging, she said, “By the grace of the Light God, who would dare deceive the great Karlo royal family? I don’t want another whipping.”

As soon as the Karlo royal family was mentioned, Mary immediately believed her.

Although a Divine Patron was higher than nobles, they were still lower than the royal family. Even the Golden Knights could be hired by the royal family—

Of course, the temple itself was higher than the royal family.

“Okay, what should I do?” Mary asked.

She leaned in and whispered in her ear, explaining everything. Mary hesitated.

“Do I really have to do this?” she asked.

“You can choose not to listen to me, but you know, there are so many admirers of Gaia. He is always wary of those with ulterior motives. If you toast me, I can pass it on to Gaia. Isn’t that more natural?” she said slowly. “And… many people saw you whip me at the racecourse. If you apologize in advance, you can repair some of the damage.”

“Fine, I guess,” Princess Mary conceded.

She pretended as if they hadn’t reached an agreement and angrily sat back next to Prince Karlo, holding her glass.

Watching Gaia drink another five or six glasses, she touched her ear and smoothed her hair.

Mary suddenly stood up.

With a glass of sparkling wine in her hand, she walked over in front of everyone and handed it to her.

“Miss Fergus, I apologize for my rudeness this afternoon,” Mary said.

She didn’t take the glass. Lazily sitting on the rug, she said, “Oh? Princess Mary, are you apologizing for the whip that went out of line?”

“Yes,” Mary reached out, her face turning red, “I apologize.”

She looked at her for a moment, and then said, “I accept.”

Taking the glass, she said, “However, you forgive me, I still cannot drink. Gaia, can you drink a glass for me?”

“It would be my pleasure,” Gaia said, supporting his chin and smiling foolishly at her.

Seemingly having drunk quite a bit, but still coherent.

Gaia reached out to take the glass, but she suddenly pulled back, and some blue liquid spilled onto her violet dress.

“Oh, by the Light God!” she exclaimed.

She pretended to be startled, and in the chaos, she subtly dropped a drop of vampire aphrodisiac into the glass.

“Miss Fergus, what are you doing?” Mary said, with lingering fear, “I’m afraid you can’t stand my presence and will give me trouble again. It wouldn’t be good if Gaia got hurt.”

“By the Light God, how could I… How could I hurt Gaia?!” Mary’s eyes widened, “You’re talking nonsense!”

“Oh, it seems not,” she handed the glass to Gaia, smiling, “Please, dear Mr. Leslie.”

The young man covered his face and smiled at her, saying, “My honor.”

He took the glass, smelled it, and was about to say something. But under her urging, he raised his head and drank it all at once.

“Well, odd… Odd…” he muttered.

“Alright, let’s make peace,” she smiled at Mary and then turned to Gaia, “Gaia, this is Mary Karlo, my roommate, from the great Karlo royal family.”

“Mary Karlo, this is Gaia Leslie, my… Mr. Leslie,” she declared triumphantly.

Mary gave her a glare and smiled friendly at Gaia, “Mr. Leslie, it’s nice to meet you.”

Mr. Leslie crouched down on the ground, tilting his head back, and his silver hair became even messier. He smiled and said, “Very… Very glad to meet you.”

Mary’s face turned red all at once.

At this moment, the rude, impulsive, and accustomed-to-using-royal-power-to-suppress-others girl unexpectedly appeared pure and innocent.

“Mr. Leslie, shall we dance?” she asked.

“Dance?” Gaia looked at the nearby crowd dancing.

They intertwined and separated, their small steps constantly spinning. He shook his head, “No, I don’t like being too close to people.”

Mary couldn’t help but look at Miss Fergus standing quietly by the side, feeling a tremendous sense of annoyance in her victorious smile.

“Well then…”

“But, I can sing,” Gaia interrupted.

He smiled childishly and turned to her, “Good friend, you’ve never heard me sing, have you? I’ll sing for you.”

He began to sing:

“In the name of Light,
God’s people,
God’s people,
Here, flowers bloom,
Here, wine spills,
You sing and dance.
Life, like morning dew,
Death approaching urgently,
But you are unafraid.

✧˚·̩̩̥͙˚̩̥̩̥·̩̩̥͙✧·̩̩̥͙˚̩̥̩̥˚·̩̩̥͙✧ 𝑔𝓇𝒶𝓋𝒾𝓉𝓎𝓃𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓁𝓈 ✧˚·̩̩̥͙˚̩̥̩̥·̩̩̥͙✧·̩̩̥͙˚̩̥̩̥˚·̩̩̥͙✧

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