Quite the new chapter we have here! Let's get right into it. Just a reminder that italicized text is Korean to English that I directly extracted from machine translators, while non-italicized text are my own words. Spoiler: Chapter 38 (of the manhwa) After hearing all the commotion that Louise's feud with Angela caused, Aidan comes in asking if everything's okay. Louise takes notice of him and turns away while replying, "Laporte, this is a woman's-only room. Don't worry about it, just pretend you didn't see it and go back." Aidan laughs nervously, apologetic. "Lady Silver. However, as the person in charge of security on the third floor of the main palace, I am responsible for understanding the exact situation..." he trails off as he sees Angela on the floor. As she lifts her head, he cries out in shock. "... Miss Angela?!" Tears are running down her face as roses metaphorically bloom in the background. (I suppose we're seeing things through Aidan's lens.) Angela calls out to him tearfully. "Miss Angela, are you alright?" he asks her as he lifts her from the ground. Not knowing the circumstances leading up to this point, it would have seemed to him that Angela was being bullied unilaterally by Louise. "Laporte? I clearly told you not to worry about it." Louise begins to tell him, but Aidan cuts in with a furious look on his face. "What the hell is going on here! I thought you were a person of high repute and pride in society, but I didn't know you were harassing a powerless young girl like this!" Louise clenches her arm in rising anger as Aidan continues to rant at her. "I'm disappointed in Lady Silver!" Louise sighs, annoyed. "I don't think you understand what's going on, but she-" "Miss Angela, you don't need to hear more." Aidan interrupts her yet again, turning to Angela. "It would be nice to go back to the mansion." Aidan eventually walked away with Angela. It happened in an instant that Louise couldn't stop. While we can't see the entirety of Louise's face, it's obvious that she's more than displeased. Later, Louise declared to the surrounding young women. "I'll tell the people here in advance. After this time, I will not attend a gathering with Miss Angela Vito." she says with a pleasant smile. Nobles often say things like that to avoid or keep a bad relationship in check. But this time the speaker was Louise, not an ordinary aristocrat. There were no young girls in the capital's social circle who deliberately tried to offend Louise. In other words- it was a de facto declaration of Angela's exit from society. "Of course! Is there anyone who wants to invite such a liar to a gathering?" a noblewoman exclaims in anger. "I can't believe she made a mistake and disappeared without apologizing!" "And a man intervened in our gathering without asking for permission or understanding." another mutters."It's really annoying. What kind of person is that?" The young ladies spoke out in agreement with Louise. "Come to think of it, that apprentice named Laporte, what is his full name?" Louise asks the ladies who spoke up earlier. "It's Aidan Laporte! I knew he'd be in big trouble one day!" one of them replies indignantly. "Aidan Laporte. I see. I'll have to keep that in mind." Louise says. Smirking, Jayna can't help but laugh quietly in the background. 'Aidan doesn't have to do a thing.' she thinks mirthfully. With Louise's words, everyone knew that Aidan's future as a knight was over. She had enough power to do that. 'Louise was surprisingly soft-hearted and [Angela] could have escaped this situation if she had asked for forgiveness. Foolish.' Jayna thinks to herself. "But... no matter how close the relationship between their fathers are, to have to take such a person around to support them... I feel sorry for Miss Bellechateur." a noblewoman looks at Jayna with pity. Soon, other voices join in. "That's right. You tried to cover up Vito's mistake earlier. Jayna takes care of Miss Vito so much, but she... ugh, I shouldn't say it." Right then, a lightbulb goes off in Jayna's head. This just gave her an idea. "I think it's all my fault. Miss Louise, I'm so sorry." Jayna says pitifully, putting her white lotus act to the test. The other noblewomen take the bait, looking at her with even more sympathy. "Because I didn't take good care of Angela..." she trails off, with one of the noblewomen calling her name sadly. "Oh my god! Why is Miss Jayna apologizing?" Louise asks, hurriedly taking Jayna's hands in hers. Rose petals fall around them, and—is this a shoujo confession, or what? As Jayna looks away in 'shame', Louise smiles warmly at her. "You don't have to do that. It's true that I'm angry at Miss Vito... but Miss Jayna's heart is the same as always." Voices chime in one after the other. "Miss Bellechateur is too nice!" one pipes up. "I want to emulate Miss Bellechateur's heart." another claims. The atmosphere calmed down in a moment, and everyone created a warm scene around me. And it's true. In the following panel, Jayna looks the happiest I've ever seen her, smiling in a genuine manner while tearing up. I felt like I was going to have the spot as the flower of society in my hands. The commotion was gradually cleared up, and the people who had gathered in the hallway also began to return to their original places one by one. "Miss Bellechateur!" a blonde noblewoman calls out to her excitedly. "If you don't mind, can I call Miss Bellechateur by her first name from now on?" a brunette noblewoman right by her side expresses her wish to do the same. "Of course. Can I call you by your first name, instead?" Jayna replies happily. Their eyes sparkling, the girls are all too eager to agree. The blonde admits that she wanted to officially meet Jayna for some time now, but she found her difficult to approach. Nervously, Jayna asks her if she really looked the type to be hard to befriend. She quickly backtracks, insisting that she didn't mean anything bad, but Jayna's inclined to agree with her. There was a point in what they said. I attended important gatherings but did not actively engage in social activities, and only a small number of aristocrats, including Lyria and Louise, were close to me. In addition, it must have felt burdensome to say that I came from the prestigious Marquis of Bellechateur. But now that I'm aiming for becoming the flower of society, I need to get close to other young aristocrats. "However, when I saw how Miss Jayna treated Miss Vito, I realized that she was a kind and friendly person." the blonde comments. "I was deeply moved by the fact that she even lied and protected Vito." she looks at Jayna adoringly. "I want to be a person who can do that to my friend!" the brunette gushes. "It's not a big deal. Rather, I'm worried about Angela. How can she be forgiven by Miss Louise..." Jayna says glumly. The blonde is amazed that, even now, Jayna is still worrying about Angela. They talk for quite some time... until the blonde looks at her pocket watch, and expresses her shock at the time. She has to go back now, but is Miss Jayna going to the ballroom? Jayna waves the assumption aside, as she's headed back to the mansion. The blonde noblewoman, looking hopeful, asks her if she may send an invitation to her the next time she has a tea party. Beaming, Jayna happily agrees, stating that she's all too welcome to. As she sees the rest of the noblewomen off, Jayna thinks to herself about how she should be heading home herself. As she makes her way down the steps of the palace, Jayna thinks over her next steps. 'We don't know what will happen to us, so we need to erase a light from Princess Halys.' It was Halys who was originally regarded as the next flower of society after Roselia. She was the highest-ranking unmarried woman in the empire except Princess Essila. As the marriage candidate of the second prince, she was to be empress in the future. Halys didn't like the second prince, but she understood her place and accepted her position. That's why she's been active since her official debut. However, since last fall, Halys has rarely appeared in the social world. It was because she met her fated person and fell in love. The opponent was a commoner knight who joined Duke Klein's family, who could never be together with her. Last winter, I saw Halys looking at the plebeian knight. It was a warm look as if the spring breeze had passed by for a moment. But the article says that on the day of this year's Founding International Ball, he was tried for assaulting a knight of noble origin for no reason and was stripped of his knighthood. If you are stripped of your knighthood even once, you will have to live as an apprentice for the rest of your life. The bright future of the talented person she loved was shattered in an instant. Halys has lost her laugh since that day. Oh, my. I can't wait for the next! Hopefully it'll include Angela's attempt to save face after her unfortunate run-in with Louise. Spoiler: my thoughts on this chapter God, I feel so bad for the princess. That ended on a depressing note. I can see why Princess Halys was so miserable dancing with Raven in chapter 35! Not only was the man she truly loved sentenced to live a life of mediocrity with no way out, but she's set to marry a womanizer who cheats on her behind her back. Can I even call it 'behind her back', when he was fawning over another woman so openly? I don't know if anyone has spoilers from the novel, but can anybody tell me if Princess Halys ever gets her happy ending? I think that the next chapter will tell us what happened in the end to her beloved knight, but I can't wait! This is so sad.