A Trivial Extra in a Dating Sim - Chapter 3
On her way here, she had asked the apostle for the date and had been informed that it was the start of May. Since the monster hunt usually started around September, this meant that presently it should be close to the time of the Lunium Day Festival.
Her involvement in this matter came about because of a collaboration between the peaceful reigning emperor and the shrewd pope. Apart from the emperor himself, the rest of the royal family were obligated to leave the palace every weekend during the month-long Lunium’s Day Festival to attend the church’s service. By allowing the saint to enter the palace and conduct the service there, it would allow the entirety of the royal court to participate in the service together.
As Evanessa continued to remain silent, the pope, who came to his own flawed conclusions, released a heavy sigh.
“Didn’t I tell you that this would be the last time.”
“Didn’t I hand that thing over to you, if you had used it to capture the heart of the crown prince, then everything would already be over and done with. I thought you said that you held feelings for the crown prince.”
If this was the original Evenassa, who had been extremely frightened of the pope’s displeasure, then she would have been forced to choose one of only two replies.
[H-however, if I use that…]
[I’ll try my best….]
Both options had made her feel like she was about to snap, but inside the game, there had been nothing that she could do.
However, now that the game had turned into reality, things were different.
Evanessa smiled sweetly and said, “I’ll think about it.”
“I said that I will think it over and decide myself. Whether to use it or not.”
The pope’s expression went slack with shock. At this sight, the frustration that had been building up inside her ever since she started playing as Evanessa was finally soothed.
“Evanessa!” the pope shouted as he recovered from the shock, his face red and his brows furrowed with rage.
Evanessa wasn’t cowed and simply stood in place.
“Did you just dare to say that you would disobey my orders!”
“Yes. I don’t have any need for things like that drug.”
That was because she had no plans, whatsoever, of stringing along with the crown prince.
As she watched the confusion bloom on the pope’s face, the corners of Evanessa’s mouth twitched with suppressed laughter.
“If that’s the case I have nothing more to say. Go with the grace of Lunium.”
She had to get rid of her connection to the church as soon as possible. If she got entangled with the church that was already rotten to the core, it was likely that she would end up in the bad ending, where she would be exploited by her superiors and then discarded.
‘Now I just need to decide who to target.’
Each of the male leads in the game required their own unique ways of being dealt with. Though it would be a different story if she had been playing as the main heroine of ‘Midnight’, Lady Beatrice.
As Evanessa walked down the corridor alone, absorbed in her thoughts, she suddenly came to a halt.
Although Evanessa and Yewon were almost complete opposites in every single way, they still had one thing in common. They both had no sense of direction.
Evanessa eventually managed to get some help from a passing high priest and arrived safely back at her own room.
Since the first time she had set eyes on it, she hadn’t received any further system messages.
‘Do I have to trigger a special event just to receive one?’
As she had been thrust into such a precarious situation, it was difficult for her to get to sleep. A million different thoughts were running through her head.
‘Getting synchronized with the game should mean the same thing as having your soul inserted into the character, right?’
‘Then what about the body that I left behind in reality?
‘It would be bad if my dad gets called. He’ll be so worried.’
‘I was supposed to be paying my rent soon, and what will happen to my part-time work at the library? It was my dream job, but now I might have lost the position by the time I get back.’