“Maybe, maybe we shouldn’t blame that blonde…… we’re wrong…….”
Sitting on the bed, I looked at Isaac as he talked with a reluctant face.
“……I’m sorry…… Maybe… I don’t know.”
“That’s it for this conversation.”
I quickly lay back in bed posing as a child in a casket. I didn’t forget to put my hands neatly on my chest.
“Isaac is right, Leblaine.”
I got back up again. My family’s expression was so sad that I felt a bit guilty, but I can’t do it.
If I become weak, I have to carry over a hundred escorts in the future.
It’s terrifying for others to hear, but it was my family members who even brought out mage when I disappeared for about an hour or two.
“It was Adrian’s birthday today.”
“The second prince.”
Johann corrected me, so I nodded with a weary face.
“Yes, second prince. It’s the second prince’s birthday today, so I just went out for a while to give him a present. I brought him out, so I should be scolded, right?”
The four had a grumpy face, but they couldn’t answer because they were afraid I’d be back in bed without a blanket.
‘This can’t continue.’
Because they were too stubborn.
‘Should I use the last resort?’
I used the last resort two years ago, which was running away.
I couldn’t get any training in the temple, so the mages of Dubbled helped me.
Mana and divine power have similar attributes, but ultimately, it was a different force, so the mage who used mana could not understand divine power perfectly like the temple.
That’s why I’ve been on the verge of death for several days with a fever during training.
Dad, Henry,and Isaac had run wild seeing me. When I barely opened my eyes, the mage was in danger of being decapitated. So…….
“Kid. Your body hasn’t recovered yet so rest well. What are you doing?”
“Leblaine will look for my real parents.”
“Bye, dad. Bye, Henry and Isaac.”
“W, w, wait……!”
At that time they were stunned when they heard it and couldn’t do anything.
I only let go of my bag after dad let go of the mage.
‘That’s really tiring. Oh, what should I do?’
As I was thinking about what to do, the quick-witted Henry quickly said,
“Yes. We were too much, I admit it.”
Then I got the bag hanging on the wall, which I was looking at carefully, and threw it to Isaac.
It was only then that Isaac realized that I was contemplating the last resort.
I narrowed my eyes and shook my head.
“So you’re going to apologize for being mean to the second prince?”
At my words, Isaac coughed loudly and said,
“We didn’t say any mean words……?”
“You said I was too good for him, and he cannot be trusted.”
“Look, that wasn’t much!”
Isaac nodded with a happy face. Then he said, “I’m glad I held it in.” Hehe must have cursed him inside.
“Looking at the prince like a worm, criticizing the situation. It’s a bad thing to do.”
When I said so, Henry turned to dad and Johann with a troubled face.
Johann’s eyes were fixed on my bag hidden behind Isaac. He was so expressionless, he didn’t show it, but when I saw his eyes trembling, he seemed quite shocked.
Well, Johann was not there at the “I’m going to run away” incident, so it would be very surprising for him to go through it for the first time.
As soon as my brother became mute, the adult stepped in.
“Will money solve it?”
I looked at my dad with a dumb expression.
“You’re apologizing with money?”
“I will compensate the second prince with what he needs most.”
My brothers’ expressions brightened up because of my father’s words.
Then he put me in bed and covered me with a blanket. They look very relaxed.
“Sleep tight under the covers.”
“Don’t kick the blanket.”
“Let me know if you need more blankets.”
When my family who raised the blanket up to my neck left the room, the servants were happy and followed them.
Remaining alone in the room, I looked at the door, stunned.
A few days later.
When I heard from the Chairman, I was drinking juice and coughed.
“Reconstruction of the Empress Palace?”
Adrian’s mother, Empress Elsa, died and the palace was left unattended for more than a decade. To make matters worse, its appearance was greatly damaged after a typhoon hit the country.
Originally, it would have to be repaired immediately for the dignity of the imperial family, but after the death of Empress Elsa, the center of attention was Empress Yvonne. So the late empress was forgotten.
“There’s no reason to rebuild the Empress’s Palace right now. What was the emperor thinking…”
“It’s not the emperor’s idea.”
I looked at the chairman with a troubled face, and he nodded lightly.
“It’s His Excellency’s idea.”
‘Oh, my head…….’
I held my forehead.
They will apologize to Adrian with money. Oh, this is it.
It seems that he incited the nobles with money to put the reconstruction of the Empress’s Palace as their agenda.
“Don’t tell me the cost of reconstruction……?”
When asked, the chairman replied, “Yes.”
This was an advantage for Adrian in many ways.
Anyone who hears the news that the empress Palace will be rebuilt will think of Adrian, the empress’s son.
Adrian’s status would be elevated just because he was firmly embedded in people’s minds.
Of course, the emperor will think of Adrian in connection to the empress.
Moreover, since Adrian has earned the rebuilding cost from Dubbled, how happy the old emperor must be.
With this attention, Empress Yvonne couldn’t touch him easily.
Above all, it was important that Duke Dubbled brought up the whole thing. It’s as if we’re hinting at supporting Adrian.
‘Dad compensated him too much.’
But it’s a good thing for Adrian
‘What a fool…….’
I was surprised.
I really didn’t think they would apologize this way. I was just trying to make it difficult for them so that they would realize to not offend others just for my sake, but how much did they spend?
“I guess they really didn’t want to apologize…”
As I muttered, the chairman added, “Never.”
‘It’s good for Adrian, but did it have to be rebuilt?’
There could have been ways to spend less money and bring about better effects. Giving them many teleportation scrolls, or increasing the transaction of suwon with the imperial family a little more!
The emperor is a formidable old man, but that’s enough.
‘A friend is a friend, and money is money.’
I don’t want to buy a friend with money. I stared at the chairman,
“I’ll have to do something.”
“The money my father sows, I’ll reap it for Dubbled’s benefit.”
“……How will you do it?”
It was time to step up my preparation toward Dubbled’s independence.
“Here’s a problem: What should we do with an empty palace?”
“It needs an owner…… no way!”
I grinned as the chairman realized.
“Yvonne needs someone to fight against. It would be even better if I could make her empress.”
“But don’t you already have the support of Duke Marche? With Duke Marche’s support, Empress Yvonne is ours.”
“That was only until he found Mina.”
If Mina comes, Duke Marche will notice that I am not the real child of fate he’s looking for.
Even if Dubbled emerges as a powerful family beyond Marche until Mina arrives, as long as Marche has Andre, a prince who was likely to have the throne, their situation might be reversed.
“I will make Adrian emperor. Andre can’t do it.”
That Andre is a crazy guy.
Unfortunately, even if Dubbled becomes independent, that madman will wage war against us when he becomes emperor.
“We need an empress to support Prince Adrian.”
“Yes. Let’s give the emperor a present. It’s time to distribute the power of the inner palace.”
The chairman grinned with a wicked look on his face.
“I’ll have a list of candidates ready. Oh, by the way, lady.”
“I received a bill of payment from the fountain pen shop in the shopping district to the hope mercenary guild.”
“Oh, that’s what I bought.”
I sent it to the palace.
Adrian was very happy.
The chairman left to make a list, then, with a bright light the deer, Pur, appeared.
[How long are you going to hold me back! I have to make your wish come true so I can go back!]
I had forgotten about it. Because Adrian transferred me some divine power, it was easier to keep the devil.
“What’s your wish?”
When asked, Pur’s face brightened up.
Having said that, I swung my hand to make Pur disappear.
‘Think of another wish.”
A few days later, the chairman made up a list and brought it to me. Swish, swish, flipping through the paper, I saw many ladies’ information and tilted my head.
“She doesn’t have enough backing. It’s so different from other candidates. Why did this person become a candidate?”
“She is an influential lady in the East. Although she is not a priest, she has divine powers to heal sick and poor people. After all, no lady comes from a family comparable to that of Empress Yvonne’s. The support of the people is great. Wouldn’t she be great?”
Looking closely at the name, I nodded, “Aha.”
“It’s Saint Cecil.”
I couldn’t think of it right away because she was more often called “Saint Cecil” than her name.
I read her information slowly. She was a really good person.
‘Someone who would love to be Adrian’s protector. A great candidate… … huh?’
“Does this person have a relationship with my dad?”
“Yes, she was a knight who worked under the command of master when she was young.”
I hardened and looked out the window at my dad’s office.
“Recently, she’s looking for a child by visiting the orphanage. The name of the child I’m looking for is… … .”
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