riage and move on.
I have something to tell you.”

“I’ve been thinking about it while you two were gone.”

As they headed towards the location with the carriage, Linus, sitting across from them, looked over at the two people huddled together.
Both sides were unfamiliar, so Cordelia nodded in a friendly manner at Linus’ stubborn insistence to sit alone.

It’s a perfect excuse to sit together, she likes it!

Though Linus seemed to understand her intentions with a knowing look in her eyes, she didn’t bother to add any words.
In any case, her convenience was what mattered most.

“It might be difficult to immediately undo the magic, but if we simplify things a bit, there might be a way to do it right now.”

Even in the midst of this, Linus didn’t forget to maintain the barrier that blocked sound.
Understanding the potential for words to leak out anywhere, she had earnestly asked Cordelia if she believed in conspiracy theories.
As a result, she got a solid tap on the knee as she slid off her chair and winced, her mouth puckering slightly.
Maybe it was because she wasn’t in her own body, but she felt quite powerless.

“What’s wrong?”

“Since you two are truly connected, if we sever that connection, you might return to your original bodies.”

Cordelia raised her left hand curiously.
The intricate design of the hexastar caught her gaze.
The threads that had been attached to her middle finger were not visible at all.

“Are you talking about the thing you hid earlier?”


“Yes.
It’s possible, but… I can’t guarantee what kind of recoil there might be.
It might not work at all, or there could be significant consequences.”

“Then should we just give up…?”

“Let’s do it!”

Cordelia cut off Noah’s words and burst out with determination.
Both pairs of eyes turned toward Cordelia.

“Surprise.
Are you serious?”

“I have to try something.
We can’t just leave things as they are.
This guy and each of us has our schedules too.”

“But there might be risks?”

“With the kind of person you are, you wouldn’t say anything if our life was in danger, would you?”

“Well, that’s true, but…”

“Doesn’t Noah think the same way?”

Noah was taken aback by how easily she called his name.
Amidst his surprise, he found himself thinking that her cheerful voice was pleasant to hear.
Despite the self-deprecation, he felt for thinking that way, Noah gave a firm response.

“Oh, yes.”

Still, he had a client to meet in two days, and he couldn’t afford to be in this condition.
As Noah nodded with a dazed expression, Linus, who was next to him, lightly cleared her throat.

“Oh, by the way, the Queen’s birthday is in a week.”

“What? Linus knows too?”

“When high-ranking individuals all leave at once, who wouldn’t notice?”

“Then we need to find a solution quickly.
Even if others don’t, my sister has a keen sense.”

Jerania, the queen of this country and Cordelia’s second sister was recognized as a prodigy by the entire family, possessing quick wits and keen observation skills.
If she saw even a slightly odd aspect, she would probably figure it out immediately.

“You don’t plan to miss it, do you?”

“Of course not.”

Not attending the annual birthday celebration, which they had participated in every year, would raise suspicions, and forgetting the birthday of her sister, which happened only once a year, due to a situation like this was out of the question.

“Perhaps it would be better to tell her… It might be okay.
After all, she is the most powerful figure in this country.”


“My sister has plenty of things to deal with besides this.
And for now, I’d prefer to handle it within my means, if possible.”

As Cordelia spoke resolutely, Noah let out an internal sigh of relief.

It didn’t take long for the carriage that carried them to reach their destination.
Unfortunately, there was no trace of the old woman.
Disappointment slightly slumped Noah’s shoulders, but Cordelia’s hand patted his shoulder reassuringly.

Their next destination was Cordelia’s mansion.
It was the closest of her estates to Noah’s residence, and it was where they were heading now.
When the employed servant opened the door, the spacious interior was revealed.
Linus looked around the simple yet well-equipped parlor with a puzzled expression and asked a question.

“You have a place like this, so why do you keep staying at the duke’s estate?”

“Isn’t it more comfortable to be somewhere familiar? But for the time being, I think I should be out and about.
There are too many familiar faces over there.
It wouldn’t be inconvenient for you either, Noah?”

“No, it’s not… I mean…”

“Huh?”

“It’s a bit awkward to change clothes alone… Uh, I did get some help from a maid.”

Cordelia blinked at Noah, who was constantly looking at her as he spoke, but soon agreed.

“Oh, I see, that’s an issue.”

Men and women have different body structures.
It’s an entirely natural thing, but she had forgotten it for a moment.
She must have been excited and touched herself all over right after their bodies switched.
Embarrassed, Cordelia cleared her throat softly.

“Alright, if the method Linus mentioned doesn’t work, I’ll try to find a maid or something.
But you don’t have to worry too much.
It’s not a big deal even if some maids get a glimpse.
I mean, they’re used to dressing and undressing others, so what’s the big deal? It’s something we can’t help.”

It seems like he’s quite tense.
She was trying to lighten the burden on his end by saying that, but it seemed to have the opposite effect as Noah’s lips tightened slightly.

“Cordelia.”

“Yeah?”

“You don’t know me well enough to say that out of the blue, and it’s bad enough that you’re putting me under surveillance right now.
In a way, it’s because of me that this happened…….”

Worry filled Noah’s face as he spoke softly in a voice that was oddly subdued, contrasting with his previously charming smile.
The calm gaze of the person he had thought was somewhat naive felt unfamiliar for no reason.

Even though it was his face, it was as if it revealed itself to be someone else.

That’s why the feeling was even stranger.
Ignoring her fluttering heart, Cordelia replied cheerfully.

“Well, I said it like that because I thought you’d talk like that.
I have a somewhat perceptive eye when it comes to people.”

“That’s not the issue.”

“If you’re concerned about that, would you just take responsibility for me?”

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