Chapter 1. Prologue
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“Did, did you really get captured here for that kind of reason?”
“They said they would kill all the cats in the capital if I didn’t obediently come.”
Oh. Come to think of it, the reason for the carriage accident was also a cat.
But if it’s Shuiesha’s level, he would have been able to fully counterattack before they killed the cats….
Well, each person has their own circumstances.
“Don’t worry. Those punks who threatened you, they won’t be able to see the light tomorrow.”
“Have you forgotten my identity?”
Thanks to Shuiesha becoming quiet at my smile, I was finally able to get close to him. But it was never easy to find the key I wanted.
Even in the midst of the chaos, only the voice heard from a close distance was clear.
“Are you going this far for me?”
“Somehow, when I see you—.”
I’m reminded of my appearance on Earth. Swallowing those words, I bit my lip, and roughly thought of an excuse.
“You haven’t gotten your reward from me yet, right? I’m a person with high interest rates, so the interest in the reward you left behind has probably increased a lot?”
Shuiesha’s eyes lightly trembled at the nonsense.
“Understood? You’re in debt right now. You owe me a huge reward.”
[tn— my brain is not working, it’s a bit confusing but Rosiane means that He owes her a reward that he wants, like he still hasn’t requested what reward he wants.]
“That kind of insistence…..”
“Are you all done!! Are you a slowpoke or what!?! Stop talking to my little sister and come while I’m still talking nicely!!!”
My hand quickened at Eryte’s grumbling from afar.
“And, you’re my cat, aren’t you?”
As you did for your cats, what’s wrong with me doing the *same thing.
[tn— *going this far to help]
Shuiesha, who gently closed and opened his eyes, looked firmly into my eyes unlike before.
“Please step back for a moment.”
When I stepped back reflexively, Shuiesha grabbed the mana control device with his hand. Then, without even having the chance to blink an eye, the control device became powder and permeated into darkness.
I stared foolishly at the bunch of keys I was holding, and asked.
“…….This, it was also possible to unlock this way?”
“It’s because my power doesn’t use mana.”
“O, okay. Well, anyway. Let’s go, Shuiesha.”
Feeling dazed, and even stuttering the words, I reached out my hand. This time, Shuiesha did not hesitate to hold my hand. A warm heat was delivered.
“Are you not coming—!!”
When I headed toward the staircase, following the shout, numerous fainted giants were piled up like a mountain. Eryte grumbled and approached me.
“What were you talking about like that?”
“Just. By the way, Eryte is amazing.”
When I pointed to the fainted men in order to change the subject, Eryte, who was pouting, shrugged his shoulders as if nothing happened.
“Hm, hmph! Of course! Now you know a bit about this brother’s coolness, right?”
“You’re really the best, Eryte. But what are we going to do now?”
This mess, can we sort it out?
“I called the commander of the 1st Knight’s Order before leaving. They’re already blocking the entrance and the bas—no punks who are running away, will probably be kill—no, they’ll probably be caught? I think a few more people will probably come this way as well, so let’s get out first!”
The two of us followed Eryte, who took the lead. As I climbed the stairs, I suddenly spotted the people inside the iron cages, all of them were lying helplessly and with their eyes closed as if they were dead.
“What about those people?”
“You can hand over the key to the Knight Commander. They have to investigate anyway.”
“There they are!”
As soon as Eryte’s words ended, employees of the gladiatorial arena rushed in through the basement stairs.
“Rosiane, stay back. And you over there. Protect Rosiane.”
Eryte’s eyes looking at Shuiesha were completely serious.
At that expression, Shuiesha led me to the corner. This is because there was only one entrance, so it was impossible to escape without handling the employees.
“Should I take care of it?”
Unusually, he asked me a question first. I glanced sideways at Shuiesha, and then fixed my eyes on Eryte, who was excitedly confronting them.
“Eryte doesn’t like it when someone intrudes on his fight.”
Eryte is belligerent, and enjoys wielding the sword itself. If you intrude in his fight, he will definitely get angry.
As soon as I finished speaking, Eryte leaped and hit the man who looked like a leader in the face with his knee.
Then, using the shoulder of the man who was about to collapse, he supported his body and kicked the man next to him on the head.
Eryte, who landed lightly, immediately took out the sword. What’s with your physical abilities? I quietly added a word while looking at him as if watching an action movie.
“And the commander of the knights will come soon.”
“Commander of the knights….?”
Nonchalantly leaning against the wall, I answered without taking my eyes off Eryte.
“Yes. Except for Zion, the Commander of the 1st Knight Order is the best they say.”
“Where are you running off to!”
Eryte, who smiled and shouted, hit the man who was about to run away, with a sword………Hit?
I thought I saw it wrong, but the sound of bones breaking that followed proved that my eyes were right.
I heard Shuiesha’s small voice in the noise.
“Have you seen knights, Shuiesha? They’re really cool.”
Their appearance wearing armor is quite brilliant.
“Are they cool?”
“That’s right. Everyone probably thinks that way?”
His indifferent eyes stared at me for a while. It wasn’t long before his mouth opened.
“Yes, me too.”
The ability required of being a knight of the Esteria Empire is as great as its honor. It is said that many people send their son to the capital alone at a young age, saying they’ll make him a knight.
While Shuiesha was answering, Eryte knocked down the last man. I couldn’t help but admire his perfect neat skills.
Even though they were severely hit with the sword, except the minor bleeding, the people who collapsed were in a pretty neat condition.
“I especially didn’t show any blood for Rosiane.”
We headed back to the entrance at the tail of Eryte, who shrugged his shoulders. I didn’t know it when I was underground, but the inside is very noisy.
When we escaped, the knights who had already blocked the entrance were waiting. The Knight Commander greeted Eryte and me and listened to an explanation of the situation.
After a brief conversation, Eryte nodded toward Shuiesha, who was following behind.
“What are you going to do with him?”
“I’ll let Shuiesha do whatever he wants.”
“Hey, what do you want to do?”
It was a very bad attitude towards him.
“Saving the cats is enough. For the interest as well.”
It’s a little unpleasant because it would have worked out well even without me anyway, but I guess I have to let him go now according to his own wishes.
I gently waved my hands to Shuiesha. Regret flowed from my actions.
“Okay, I’ll make sure there will be no harm to the cats. Be careful on your way. Don’t get caught in places like this again.”
Eryte reached out his hands towards Shuiesha, who bowed his head.
“Hey, hey! Wait a second…!”
But his hands never touched Shuiesha. As he did in the past, he disappeared in the shadow.
Eryte clicked his tongue as if he was disappointed.
“Ah, You should have fought with me once.”
The content of his grumbling was so like him that I laughed.
Finally, as we were about to return to the Imperial Palace, We heard a cold voice from behind. Because of that familiarity, we had to stop moving.
Eryte forcibly turned his stiff head and looked back and then, swallowing a gasp, he began to run away.
…..Leaving me behind. But just before I was about to call him, Eryte, who was running away, was unfortunately caught by Sir Boyd.
I carefully looked back with a *trembling heart.
[tn— *this is what was written in the raws so I put it as it is, but trembling heart can also mean “fluttering or pounding heart”]
Dad harshly swept his hair over with a sigh.
“Rosiane, I thought I told you not to come out recklessly because it’s dangerous outside.”
I held my cape tightly and bowed my head. Unlike usual, it was difficult to endure the cold gaze. What if, he harms me like my grandmother?
I took a deep breath to calm down my body which was trembling reflexively.
However, what I felt was warmth, not verbal abuse or violence. He hugged me in his arms.
“Are you cold? Your body is trembling.”
At the unexpected words, I slightly opened my eyes and looked at my dad.
“……I’m not cold.”
With his usual friendly eyes, Dad carefully arranged my hair, which was messed up from running. In an instant, the trembling stopped.
“It’s all because I’m worried about your safety. Next time, make sure to tell me before you leave.”
“Yes, I’m sorry.”
I grabbed the hem of his clothes and apologized as if murmuring.
I felt weird. Because there can be no situation where you’re worried about someone who’s done something wrong.
I felt uncomfortable and my heart was pounding, in the end, the question popped out.
It was a question that I had no choice but to ask, even though I knew that my dad would’ve just let this situation go if I hadn’t.
“…….You won’t scold me….?”
“Why do you think I’ll scold you?”
That *response made me shut my mouth.
[tn—*raws directly translate to “questioned back” or response in a form of question]
Dad waited for my answer with a silent gaze. The words came out only after getting on the carriage.
“Because I didn’t listen to you…..”
If it were my grandmother, it was a situation where she would have grabbed my hair several times. So I couldn’t easily understand.
How can he not scold me?
“It’s okay if you know you did something wrong. You just don’t have to do it from now on.”
In response to the unexpected answer, I doubted if this was really okay.
“Instead, as punishment, you are prohibited from going out until the rainy season is over. Do you understand?”
“Yes, I’m really sorry.”
Strangely, I felt like I was going to cry, so I buried my face in my father’s arms. Because the punishment he gave was for my sake.
Even though he obviously knew that I won’t go out during the rainy season. For some reason, l choked up.
“Arghh, I said let go of me!”
However, the tears that were about to come out went back in at the cry of Eryte who was riding on Sir Boyd’s horse. Dad opened the window in the carriage.
“Tch, I hate you dad!”
“Ah, Your Highness the Prince!”
When I slightly raised my head, I saw Eryte jumping off a slow-running horse. Sir Boyd quickly drove the horse after Eryte.
Dad’s sigh sounded heavier than ever. By the way, I wonder where Shuiesha went?
Looking at the golden hair of Eryte, who was quickly caught, I remembered his eyes for a moment.