After everything, the two were forcibly returned by my older brother who returned from the castle, but from the next day, Kaiser and Ghislan came to our house as if in mutual agreement
And when they came, for some reason, they bickered with each other, and couldn’t relax.
If you want a fight, do it somewhere else!!!!!
So I was cursing in my mind, and for some reason I was watching in disgust as two people who are not good friends fought in front of me.
This has been going on for a few days and my stress has been building up, but today the stress is even greater because I have to prepare for the engagement announcement tomorrow.
Because now I’m at the castle to have a preliminary meeting for the engagement announcement that will take place tomorrow.
I’ve had so much going on lately that I’ve completely forgotten about the engagement announcement…
I was tired of it all, and picked out a dress to wear tomorrow with Kaiser, who was in a good mood.
To be honest, I wouldn’t mind wearing anything as long as it fits, but for some reason Kaiser insisted that the maidservant be given a variety of dresses to wear.
“Hmm…Does this color look better on Cecilia? No, maybe it looks better that way…”
With that said, I was made to wear one piece of clothing at a time, and each time Kaiser looked at me intently as I chose.
I felt like a dress-up doll as I was being made to change clothes for a long time, and I was completely exhausted.
Finally I found a dress that would satisfy Kaiser, and I was finally released.
After the meeting, Kaiser decided to take me on a tour of the castle.
If possible, I’m tired and want to go home…
To be honest, I thought so, but I couldn’t say such a thing when I saw Kaiser enjoying himself, so I walked around the castle with him with a bitter smile on my face.
But as I was looking around the castle, which was only partly shown in the game, my tiredness blew away and I walked around with a cheerful heart, listening to Kaiser’s explanation.
No~ I knew there was a big difference between seeing it in a game and seeing it in real life! Ah, that’s where they painted it in the background of the event! And the garden over there is where I used to see it in the background of my stand-up paintings!
As I was looking around excitedly, I suddenly felt a glance and looked at Kaiser beside me.
Then I noticed that Kaiser was staring at me and smiling happily.
“Cecilia is a sight to behold, isn’t she?”
“…Yes? You won’t find anything interesting to look at, like me, will you?”
“No. At least I’m having a lot of fun while I’m seeing Cecilia.”
“Yeah, well…I don’t know if I’ve ever done anything funny.”
I mumbled to myself and recalled my past actions, but nothing came to mind.
Hmm…I didn’t know if I was making a funny face at the time, but I wasn’t sure if I was?
With that in mind, I put my hand on my chin and thought about it with a difficult face.
“Fufu, I never get tired of you doing that.”
While I was lost in thought, Kaiser seemed to mutter something, but I didn’t hear it very well, so I asked Kaiser back.
However, Kaiser didn’t rephrase with a smile on his face.
Curiously, I no longer wondered if it wasn’t that important.
I was walking through the castle with Kaiser again, but underneath us, a person with black hair and black military uniform was approaching us from across the corridor at a fast pace.
I stared at the figure, wondering who it was, and when I got close enough to see his face, I froze.
Ah, that’s……that’s the third target of the attack, Viktor Feldra! Obviously, he’s younger than the game, but there’s no doubt about that face!
A beautiful, dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty with a haircut that strokes his bangs back. He is 32 years old in the game.
He was born as the third son of an earl, so he joined the Order as soon as he came of age.
He was originally a skilled swordsman, but he joined the order and was trained by the knight commander at the time, which rapidly improved his strength.
He was appointed as a Knight Commander as soon as the Commander retired, and he became the youngest Knight Commander in history.
His character is relatively serious, and he is adored by his subordinates for taking good care of them.
He is courted by many women because of his appearance, but he has no intention of having a girlfriend and does not take advantage of them.
However, he is appointed as the heroine’s bodyguard, and as he begins to work with her, he becomes increasingly attracted to her personality.
However, he couldn’t admit his feelings because he had never been in love with the heroine before, and he thought that he was just her bodyguard.
Eventually the heroine and him got together and became lovers, but Cecilia, who didn’t approve of the heroine’s happiness, attacked her with the dagger she had in her pocket, so he drew his sword and cut Cecilia down with a crushing blow.
I was horrified when I remembered the description of the capture target that I had written myself.
…Maybe that sword at his waist will kill me someday…
I couldn’t stop the sweat from running down my back at the thought of that when I saw the sword swinging at Viktor-san’s waist.
In the meantime, Viktor-san stopped in front of us and stared at Kaiser with a grim expression.
“…Viktor, what in the world is going on with you with such a grim expression?”
“Prince…you are long overdue for swordplay practice.”
“…Oh, come to think of it, that’s right. But right now I have a pre-meeting for tomorrow’s engagement announcement, so I can’t go yet…”
“I heard that the meeting was already over?”
“The Commander is in the training camp waiting for you.”
“Well, that’s a pretty tough situation…”
“Wouldn’t it be better if you went over there right away?”
“T-That’s for sure…Cecilia, I’m sorry, but would you mind if I finish giving you a tour of the castle later?”
“Yeah, that’s fine with me.”
”I would have liked to stay with you a little longer if I could, but…if I angered that man any more, my training would be harder. I have no choice, so Viktor, take Cecilia home.”
“Yes, I’ll let the Commander know you’re here.”
Seeing Viktor nodding reluctantly, I hurriedly shook my head to the side and said no.
“No, no! I can go home on my own, so I won’t have to bother you, Viktor-san!”
I mean, I don’t want to be with you!!!! I don’t want to have any more capture targets involved with me if possible!
I shouted that in my mind and desperately pleaded that I could go home alone.
But Kaiser didn’t allow it, and Viktor wouldn’t budge, because he had accepted the job.
In the end, Viktor-san decided to take me home, and we saw Kaiser leave with a regretful look on his face.
“Then let’s go.”
“…Lady Cecilia, please call me Viktor.”
“Then you can call me Cecilia…”
“I can’t do that. I have the wrong status.”
“I don’t mind, do you?”
“I cannot do that. Cecilia, you are the betrothed of the Crown Prince of this country. Please be more aware.”
I reluctantly nodded at Viktor’s attitude without saying anything, and so the two of us headed to the place where the carriage was prepared for us to go home.
We just walked along the long corridor in silence, with no particular topic of conversation and Viktor not speaking to me.
No~ It’s true that he was a character who didn’t talk to me easily at first, even in the game…but it was very awkward to say that we were walking around with no conversation at all in real life…but to say we had something to talk about would be…
As I glanced up at Viktor, who was walking beside me with that thought, I suddenly realized something.
Huh? If you think about it, there’s a huge height difference between my 6-year-old me and Viktor, who is now 21, as I recall, so Viktor is definitely going to be the first to walk side by side with me? And I’m not in a hurry at all to do that…Oh, right, he’s keeping pace with me!
I noticed this and was touched by his kindness, even though I felt sorry for him.
With that feeling, I smiled and spoke to Viktor.
“Thank you, Viktor.”
“…What do you mean by that?”
Viktor looked at me with a puzzled expression at my words.
“The thing is that you are walking at my pace.”
“Oh, so that’s it. That’s just the way it’s supposed to be, so it’s nothing to be thanked for.”
“But it’s very difficult for a grown man to walk with me, isn’t it? And yet you’re walking slowly so that I don’t get tired, so it’s only natural that I would want to thank you!”
“Well, you’re the first young lady to say that to me.”
“Is that so? I think it’s normal.”
“At least none of the young ladies I’ve had the pleasure of walking with…Lady Cecilia, you seem to be a bit different from the rest of the ladies.”
“Do you think so? I think I’m normal…”
Viktor’s eyes, which had been completely disinterested in me until a moment ago, seemed to have changed a little bit, which puzzled me.
But the awkward atmosphere that I was in a while ago was gone, and we were able to talk naturally, which relieved me inside.
Thank God. It’s good to know that I don’t want to get involved with him, but it’s still tough.
As I continued to chat happily with Viktor while thinking this, I noticed a knightly man in a red military uniform rushing towards me from across the corridor.
“Hmm, what do you need?”
“We’re in trouble!”
While shouting that, the man came towards us and looked up at Viktor with a troubled expression, breathing heavily on his shoulders.
Ah~ When I see him standing with other men again like this, I can see how tall Viktor is. It’s true that even in the settings book, it says he’s the tallest. …But he’s already a captain at the age of 21. Viktor’s ability must be really amazing~
I thought so, but silently listened to the conversation between Viktor and the knight who came over.
“Captain! The two examples started to struggle again!”
“…Again. But if you let it go, it will go away.”
“And then…this time it got so bad that they finally called for a fight.”
“We who were around tried to stop them, but…they wouldn’t listen to us at all, and they went straight to the arena.”
“…That’s not good. The two of them are very skilled with swords, despite their appearance. If they were to duel, both of them might get get injured.
“What are we going to do?”
“I suppose it would be best for me to go and stop it… but I am now on Prince Kaiser’s orders to take this young lady home.”
“Well, I could…”
“But it’s the order I took directly…”
Then Viktor glanced at me and gave me a troubled look.
“Captain! If we don’t hurry, a duel between the two of them will begin!”
“…Then I’ll go to the arena with Viktor.”
“What!? But that’s not a place for a Duke’s daughter to go, much less to see the blood!”
“I certainly don’t…I don’t want to see blood…I don’t really want to see blood, but rather than have you be too late because of me, I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem if I went with you and then returned home after Viktor stopped those two, wouldn’t it?
“I mean, it’s true, but…”
“Captain! It’s really time!”
“…Lady Cecilia, I am sorry to ask you to stay with me for a moment. But…please excuse my rudeness as I am in a hurry!”
Suddenly, Viktor reached out to me and lightly used his strong arms to hug me as a princess.
I screamed in surprise at the suddenness of the situation, but I hurriedly grabbed Viktor by the neck so that I wouldn’t fall off immediately.
Viktor looked at me kindly, and then immediately became serious and ran down the corridor with the other knight, holding me in his arms.
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Thanks for the chapter!!
Viktor, please, no… there are 15 years apart, guy… its too big!!! XD
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