Chapter 1 - Part 1
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Lelia strode up to her uncle. It was time to introduce her friends so that her uncle wouldn’t feel strange.
Her uncle’s eyes as he found them grew big.
The friends all stood up and looked at her uncle.
Come to think of it, her uncle and her friends may know each other.
But, knowing better than her, her uncle approached them with a big smile.
“You, it’s you!”
It was Kalix who he happily approached and hugged. Her uncle was fond of him like a child, but he crumpled his forehead when he saw the rest of them.
“Come to think of it, all of you were friends, right? You used to stick together every day…”
Her uncle squinted at Oscar in particular. Then he reached out to Lelia.
“Lelia! Come here. This is the one I told you about!”
Uncle tapped Kalix on the shoulder and laughed proudly.
Lelia blinked at Kalix with a surprised face.
[Was it you…?]
Kalix greeted her uncle, but looked at Lelia as if he didn’t know what to say.
“You’re Carius’ niece?” he said as he looked at her.
What’s going on here?
“Come here, Lelia!”
Lelia approached her uncle with a confused, yet awkward smile.
Uncle stood Lelia next to Kalix, then stepped back and clapped at them.
“Yay! I knew it! I saw the picture, the picture!”
In the chilly atmosphere, her uncle was the only one who laughed brightly.
“It’s a perfect match. I knew this would happen. I thought you two would get along so well!”
“They don’t look good at all.”
Romeo muttered in an audible voice, but her uncle lightly pretended not to hear.
“By the way, are you Lelia’s guests? What’s going on here?”
“It’s… They have been helping me in the capital. That’s when we became friends.”
“Really? Oh my God. It’s fate!
Her uncle looked at Kalix and admired him.
“You saved my niece from danger? You’re such a commendable fellow!”
Does that mean she was out of danger? It wasn’t wrong, but somehow there was an exaggeration.
Her other friends seemed completely invisible to Carius.
“Wait! We’ve got such a precious guest. We need to treat them! Butler, butler!”
Carius rushed out of the drawing room, apparently in a hurry.
Lelia looked at her friends with a tired look.
Everyone looked confused, but it was clear they were all staring at Kalix.
[… Everyone seems to be upset that Kalix didn’t talk about the condition of his eyes.]
Lelia sighed in sorrow.
But Lelia couldn’t blame Kalix for this problem.
It’s not a golden spell, but it’s clear that Kalix didn’t speak to his friends about his condition.
She understood his mind more than anyone else.
Lelia looked pitifully at Kalix with a feeling of comradeship.
[By the way… kissing… What should I do?]
[T/N: Do the needful :)]
The servants were busy organizing the guest room.
Oscar was leaning on the corridor pillar. Listening to the sound of rain falling, he watched people enter and exit the room next to his room.
Romeo, who had roughly unpacked, found Oscar and approached.
“Are you okay?”
“You don’t have to pretend.”
“You’re so… I don’t know what’s in your head.”
Romeo clicked his tongue as if he were treating his troubled youngest brother.
At that time, similarly, Griffith, who had finished unpacking, came out and found the two and approached slowly.
“Romeo, you don’t have to share information with him. If he’s acting alone anyway… Now the common purpose is over.”
Romeo sighed inwardly at Griffith’s words.
Here we go again.
You friggin’ troublemakers.
Frankly speaking, since they met their friends again after the battlefield, the two have not been on good terms.
But then there was a common purpose of digging up the truth about Leo’s death, but now…
“But… Well, I don’t know. I still feel like your purpose is the same as mine.”
Griffith laughed at Oscar and uttered meaningful words.
With Griffith’s expression on his face, Oscar said without hiding his feelings, “Get out of here if you don’t want to die. Don’t think I can’t kill you.”
“… You better not think you can kill me with holy power.”
The eyes of the two men clashed in the air. At this moment, Romeo stepped in between the two, as if he thought he was going to die.
“Stop it, you idiots! Why are you fighting in front of your brother? Don’t fight!”
Despite Romeo’s intervention, the two did not take their eyes off each other.
“The dead captain wouldn’t like to know this! Stop it!”
Oscar’s expression crumpled at Romeo’s words. He grabbed Romeo by the collar in an instant and said warningly.
“Who’s dead? Don’t ever bring up such a bad word again.”
Romeo squinted at him. Oscar smirked.
“You know everything anyway, don’t you need to shush?”
It was then.
“Hey, what are you doing? Don’t fight! Don’t fight!
Kalix, who came out of the room, saw the three and passed by like a spectator.
Romeo murmured, tapping Oscar’s hand, which he grabbed by the collar.
“One person is still… He doesn’t seem to know, but?”
Romeo muttered as he looked at the back of Kalix.
“No, how… Can she do that…? She really can’t even say…”
Oscar once again stared at Griffith and turned away, relaxing his grip on Romeo’s collar.
Romeo looked at Griffith pitifully, organizing his wrinkled collar.
“Why are you provoking him? If you have sacred power, be considerate of your patience… You’re a healing priest in a way, aren’t you?”
“I know what’s inside him, but you don’t know what’s inside him.”
At Griffith’s words, Romeo nodded, saying yes.
“I agree with that.”
“… That broken b*****d will put Leo in danger, I’m sure.”
“It’s just… I feel the same way.”
Romeo looked at Oscar’s back as he moved away with a bitter look.
The Duke of Superion, who returned in time for dinner, welcomed the new guests with pleasure.
He especially paid attention to Kalix.
“So, you saved our Lelia?”
“…Yes. Well… Oh, that’s right. That’s right!”
Kalix tilted his head and nodded convincingly as something had come to mind.
Perhaps when Lelia infiltrated the castle, he remembered what had happened to her and fled. In addition, there were a few more things that helped Lelia.
Lelia sighed as she watched her grandfather and uncle carefully watching Kalix in the middle.
She was relieved that her other friends were eating comfortably.
“Yeah, I’m so glad you’ve made a lot of good friends. But why are they all… why are they boys?” The Duke of Superion looked at their faces one by one with a look of displeasure.
They had incredible looks that wouldn’t appear just anywhere.
While his granddaughter was commendable, the Duke of Superion became a little anxious.
He was wondering what would happen if Lelia told him she’d marry someone.
In particular, the expressions looking at the three people except for Kalix was heavy. It was because everyone had a huge identity.
Romeo naturally brought it up, as if he had noticed it.
“We are friends of your granddaughter, so we speak comfortably. And… I’d like to ask you a favor.”
“Yes, then please make yourselves at home. Thank you for being so considerate of this old man. By the way, what do you mean, a favor? Feel free to tell me.”
“If we stay here, the rumors will spread quickly. I want you to officially say that we’re here because of our relationship with Carius.”
He didn’t want people to know that they came here because of Lelia.
The Duke of Superion, who noticed what was going on, nodded and looked at Romeo.
He wanted to give him a good score since he was being considerate.
Meanwhile, Lelia also looked at Romeo with thanks.
It was obvious that it was because of the search from the temple.
“It’s been a long time since Superion Castle became so noisy. Your grandmother and aunt will love it when they arrive. Zenon will be here soon.”
Carius brought up something related..
“Father, I heard some strange news today.”
“What is it?”
“Weird people have appeared in the north. They are pagans. It looks like there are quite a few of them. It seemed like the number of heads increased in a short time. There’s an army.”
Lelia’s eyebrows went up at the end. It’s their story. A pagan who supports the dragon’s halo like god.
“Shouldn’t we send the knights since it’s adjacent to the estate? Outlying territories are anxious.”
“Well… I’ll put the request into the temple.”
“Why do you wait for them? They’re slow. They will be there in about three years.”
“But it’s a pagan force. Wouldn’t they come quickly?”
“In their eyes, alchemists are more of a problem than pagans.”
“Then let Zenon go when he arrives.”
Lelia, who was still listening, suddenly shouted. Her grandfather and uncle looked at her in surprise.
Her friends also looked at her as if wondering why.
“It’s… I mean….”
Lelia pursed her lips.