Chapter 1 - Part 1
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It was a few days ago.
Romeo stared at the distance with an undesirable look.
After the uninvited guests from the capital left the Duchy of Superion as they were banished, Romeo immediately followed them that night.
And sure enough, he ran into Oscar, who gave off a terrifyingly cool energy.
After that, Kalix and Griffith appeared as if they had made a promise.
Now that they knew the kind of bullying Lelia had been subjected to, it was only natural.
“You can’t kill them.”
Romeo stood in front of the three and said firmly. At times like this, he felt like he was a teacher who taught students.
Fortunately, dealing with these uncontrollable guys wasn’t particularly difficult.
“Lelia will feel guilty if she finds out.”
Everyone stopped in their tracks at that name.
“Listen carefully. You can curse them, but silently. Lelia shouldn’t hear it. Okay? Cutting off arms and legs, or anything to that level is dangerous.”
Oscar’s forehead, which he was thinking of at least that much, was wrinkled. Romeo clicked his tongue as he knew what his friends were thinking.
“Then, what are you going to do?”
Kalix asked, annoyed.
He seemed to want to defeat and kill the people in the distant wagon right away.
Romeo raised his hand like a trainer that calms down a tamed beast.
“I’ll take care of it, so you guys go back first.”
Griffith’s eyebrows furrowed at Romeo’s words.
“How can I trust you?”
“Okay, who are you? You’re crossing the line, even though you’re not a concubine.”
Kalix also grumbled, displeased.
However, Oscar only stared at Romeo without saying a word.
Oscar agreed with Romeo.
First of all, he put Lelia to sleep and came all the way here, but if he did as he pleased and killed them, Lelia would know about it.
Lelia was unnecessarily soft-hearted.
To the extent that she cared for the humans who hurt her.
Well, that’s why she reached out to him during their childhood.
Anyway, he didn’t want Lelia to care about the things she doesn’t need to care about for nothing.
Oscar turned around after making his decision.
“I’m taking him out.”
Kalix spoke ill of Oscar, while Griffith looked unfazed.
This is because he knows why Oscar is going back with his tail down.
‘Now you don’t want to be hated by Lelia.’
‘You’re a hateful j**k.’
Griffith twisted the corners of his mouth.
Hundreds of methods to drive a wedge between Oscar and Lelia came to mind.
But not yet.
People who have just fallen in love are bound to be deafened and blinded while in love.
That’s exactly what Lelia is now.
He was displeased, but Lelia, whom he had fallen in love with, was beautiful.
Every day he met and looked into her eyes, he felt dizzy. She was luscious like a ripe fruit.
To the point where he wanted to swallow the whole thing in a single bite.
But not now.
At the time when the fiery love cooled and stopped, that was the right time to act.
Wasn’t it a love that splits with just a little misunderstanding?
It didn’t matter if it took years.
Even if Lelia gave birth to Oscar’s child.
That way, the father of the second child will be himself.
“Hey, wait. You’re thinking about trash again.”
Romeo spoke annoyedly to Griffith, who was staring blankly into space.
Looking around, Kalix seemed to have already been persuaded and returned back to the Superion Castle.
Griffith smiled lightly.
“…I’m going to watch how you handle it.”
Romeo was about to ask Griffith what he was thinking a while ago, but he just shut up. He was sure it would be a trashy idea.
Even if he heard such a thing, his pure head would get only dirty.
“Okay, shall we give them a light scolding?”
Romeo looked at the wagon procession that’s slowly moving far away with a look free from worries.
Their wagon heading to the Imperial Castle were about to encounter pagan forces.
In a very hungry state, they will attack the wagon like beasts, and lead their hostages to their messy home base.
Then, the princes and princess of Auraria will suffer from all sorts of humiliation, unimaginable for members of the imperial family.
He intended to send them back to the Imperial City safely only after suffering from tremendous hardships.
Although the minor wounds on their bodies will heal, the memories of humiliation and disgrace will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
As much as Lelia had been hurt so far, he wanted them to be in pain for a longer time.
It was fortunate that there were only a few wizards who came along with them.
Romeo decided to show off his improved magic in the meantime.
In fact, Lelia was so worried that her friends would visit the wagon that left for the Imperial city and harm them.
But when she asked Oscar, he looked like he didn’t have such a motive.
“I don’t do anything without your permission anymore.”
It was just a gentle answer.
Just in case, she tried to know about Griffith, Kalix, and Romeo, but it was the same answer.
Lelia thought it was a relief.
She didn’t even want revenge anyway. She just didn’t want to meet them or hear from them all her life.
Anyway, Lelia was nervous and anxious even though her worries about the problem disappeared.
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She couldn’t figure out what that notification window meant. She just wanted to believe that she would be fine in four days.
She tried to talk to Alchemy several times because she was anxious, but she was completely ignored.
Lelia sighed, cut off her train of thought, and got up from her seat.
There was another problem to be solved.
Lelia exhaled loudly and said.
“Grandfather, Uncle, Mother. I… I want to marry Oscar.”
Lelia suddenly came into the Duke’s office and spoke. Those words crumpled the expressions of the Duke and Carius.
On the other hand, my mother, who was drinking tea next to them, smiled as if she had expected it.
“Who? Not Sir Kalix?”
Uncle Karius was puzzled.
“Not Sir Griffith? Why?
Grandfather also seemed shocked.
Lelia bit her lips, troubled.
Uncle Karius was the closest to Kalix, and her grandfather was also the closest to Griffith, so their reaction was understandable.
“Did you get placed under a magic spell when you were kidnapped?”
“I don’t know if that’s the case…”
“Why do you like that weird-looking guy? You can’t marry such a cold guy, Lelia!”
Uncle Karius held Lelia’s hand and persuaded her to reconsider.
“It’s because you don’t know yet how big and manly Kalix is. He is the one, Lelia. I mean…”
Her mother, who was silent, smiled and said.
When she said that, his uncle and grandfather looked at her with their eyebrows distorted.
“He even saved my life… When the two of us came back to the hut.”
Elizabeth hesitated and started talking.
“I remember the way he looked at Lelia at that time. It was a very sweet, loving gaze.”
“Anyone who knows how to look like that will surely make Lelia happy.”
At that, Lelia blinked a couple of times.
Grandfather and Uncle Carius, who would die at her mother’s order, closed their mouths tightly without saying anything.
Lelia expressed her gratitude with a small smile.
Elizabeth looked at her and smiled.
After finishing the conversation in the office, Lelia carefully headed towards the garden house where her friends were gathered.
She was feeling twice the nervousness as when she decided to talk to her grandfather, uncle, and mother.
Honestly, she was scared.
Romeo was likely to congratulate them, but Griffith and Kalix were the problem.
After returning to Superion’s territory, Griffith did not embarrass Lelia like the last time. He didn’t even look at her strangely.
However, she didn’t know what would happen if she got married to Oscar.
And what scared her more was the Kalix.
Griffith had common sense… But Kalix…
As she arrived in front of the doors of the greenhouse at a slow pace, Lelia hesitated for a while.
After a few minutes of hanging around, she eventually entered.
The figures of four big men could be seen talking around the tea table from afar.
As Lelia approached, their conversation stopped.
Oscar reached out and urged Lelia to sit next to him.
Lelia, who sat down dazedly, swept the back of her neck awkwardly.
“Hey, what are you going to talk about? You called us here and you’ve only arrived now?”
Kalix grumbled. Certainly, this was not a suitable place for only the four men to gather at.
Lelia looked at the flowers blooming in the garden house and opened her lips.
“It’s… I have something to say.”
“What is it?”
Underneath the table, Oscar’s big hand was placed on both the back of her hand and her knee.
Lelia glanced at Oscar, and he urged her with a glance.
In the end, Lelia opened her mouth with difficulty.
“I’m going to marry Oscar.”
There was a suffocating silence. Lelia felt like this brief moment was absolutely frightening.
She glanced at the three with a fearful look.
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