After the news spread that I had returned, invitations from each country came, and there were requests for banquets, but I merely wanted to rest.
This was because fatigue had accumulated considerably as I crossed the passage after the war with the pope.
I went into the bathtub full of warm water and moaned.
My muscles that were very tight are relaxed in warm water, the powdered soap released in the bathtub and the candles around it smell good, and the lemonade filled with ice maid by the maid taste both sweet and sour.
‘Heaven. This is heaven.’
Seeing me with my face completely relaxed, the maids grinned.
“Shall we start the massage?”
Linda and Dahlia’s hands were so skillful that the muscles they touched seemed to melt.
Yuni, who was massaging my scalp with perfume oil on my hair, stopped for a moment and said.
“How about a snack?”
The maids put chewy jelly in a beautiful crystal bowl.
The jelly, which contains green grapes, peaches, and sugar-boiled cherries, melted in my mouth as soon as it was put in.
While I was eating the jelly, Laura, the gossip monger among the maids, told interesting stories from each country.
“Hwang Gyeon-ik, the chancellor of Gahong, was removed from power by King Gahong three years ago. His son, Hwang Hyun, has bad habits. He’s trash that… He’s like a beast.”
“I know Hwang Hyun.”
“Yes, that Hwang Hyun sought power even after his father was pushed out. The way was to seduce a woman with power from another country. He seduced the Countess of Weltran but it turned out that she was a marriage fraudster!”
People around me say, “Gasp.”, “Huh?!”
“Hwang Hyun also secretly have a mistress, and it turns out that the mistress is the Countess’ person!”
“And he found out that the mistress is a man…!”
“Imagine finding out that his mistress was actually his wife’s servant…!”
“Then, Hwang Hyun found out that Hwang Gyeon-ik’s lover deceived him and made a certain warrior’s son to be Hwang Gyeon-ik’s son…!”
Why is the story of someone else’s tragedy so funny?
“Here’s another thing. The Empress Dowager of Wigentra Empire has fallen in love. And it’s unrequited love.”
“What!? And the emperor left it alone?”
“The Empress Dowager was pushed back by the Deglid and Camilla due to the war with the last God.”
“The Empress Dowager is really full of energy. It’s not just love, it’s unrequited love?”
“Yes, and the person is…!”
“T-the person is…?”
I gulped and listened to Yuni’s story.
Yuni looked around and lowered her voice.
“Marquis Noanoke in our country.”
Are they talking about the chairman?
All the maids stopped their hands and opened their mouths.
Yuni nodded with a solemn look.
“Three years ago, when Neliard’s darkness struck the capital, the imperial family fled the palace. At that time, the Marquis of Noanoke must have saved her.”
“I-is that so?”
“Three years after that, every week, the Empress Dowager’s letters are constantly sent to Marquis Noanoke with a poem of love.”
It’s so much fun to hear a funny story while being served in a luxurious bath!
After taking a bath, I sat on the sofa in comfortable clothes with my body and hair dry.
The maids grabbed my hand from both sides and cut my nails, and one of them put a grape in my mouth.
‘Ah, it’s peaceful. I’m happy… … .’
While enjoying it, a knock was heard.
“This is Reina.”
Reina came in with the maids.
She was wearing a dress mixed with blue and gold accesories on a white background, also with a strange pattern engraved on the band on her shoulder.
As I stared at it, Reina said.
“It’s an asta flower. The stem was embroidered with gold, and the flower is used to color it. It’s a symbol of the queen’s palace.”
“Ah, mom’s… But why are my maids still wearing Dubblede’s maid outfits?”
When asked, Dahlia, Yuni, and Linda smiled and exchanged gazes.
They looked at me and said,
“We waited for our master to return to hand over the clothes to us.”
I was a little touched and looked at the maids.
So they were wearing old maid clothes every day as if praying in hopes of my return.
“Okay. Then I’ll have to think about the design first.”
Reina smiled and said.
“The colors too. Each palace is divided into colors for outsiders to recognize. The colors of the queen’s palace were gold like the queen’s hair and blue like the eyes of princes and princess.”
“What about dad…?”
“His Majesty asked the same thing.”
A clear laughter rang out in the room.
While I was at it, I moved to the table to think about the pattern.
Reina’s brought a previously brought patterns on the table.
I asked Reina while holding a fountain pen.
“If I choose a pattern, will all the princesses of Dubblede use this pattern?”
“Ahh, the responsibility is too heavy.”
I was deep in thought, biting the tip of the fountain pen.
‘It’s a pattern that lets them know who they are… … .’
Contemplating, I grabbed my chin and smiled.
‘Then, that’s it.’
There was dinner in the evening.
It was not a large-scale banquet to announce that I had returned, but a simple dinner with my family and some people.
My mom invited people to the castle that I would have missed.
It was the people at the hope mercenary guild, my knights, and my friends Emeline and Tri.
Emeline and Tri were at the dining room first, and as soon as Emeline saw me, she got up.
Seeing Emeline looking at me in ashtonishment, I shrugged my shoulders.
“You, come here! You damn bitch-!”
As soon as Emeline shouted, Tri cried and grabbed her.
“Huwaa, no way. Now she’s a princess. Huwaa!”
“Let go of me! I’m going to kill her! She’s making me worry like this! I’ve never slept properly for 3 years!
Dad, my brothers, and my mom smiled and looked at Emeline, who rushed to me with Tri.
Isaac, who supported the back of his head with his hand said, “Hmm.”
“She needs to get scolded for once. Don’t hold back, baroness.”
As I was running away from Emeline, I stopped.
Tri sobbed and said.
“Juliet, the princess of Mojas, fled to your country. She became a countess, and Emeline is Juliet’s first vassal.”
Emeline, who was rushing ito me, hit my back.
She grabbed my nose and shouted, “Hey!”
Ah! I raised my arms with a shout.
“…Yes. I became a noble by my own power. Not because I was my father’s child.”
“It’s sarcastic when a princess says I’m cool, right?”
I hugged her tightly, whether Emeline stared at me or not.
“You have achieved your dream with your own strength.”
“My dream is no longer to become a nobleman.”
“I’m only a minion of the powerful people. I want to make them my minion instead.”
“I don’t want to take responsibility. I only want to wield power.”
I made a click with my finger and pointed to Emeline.
“It’s mean and something that suits Dubblede. Welcome to our country.”
Dad stifled a laugh.
“It’s a declaration that she would wield unclean power in front of me.”
“She’s my friend. And it’s beneficial for us to know.”
I giggled, dragged Emeline to her seat, and sat down.
Across from it sat the Viscount Noanoke, no, the Marquis.
“They said you became a marquis?”
“Yes. This time, I am aiming for the position of representative of the princess’s aide.”
“First, I’m not a child anymore, I’m a princess, so I don’t just pick anyone because of my personal connections.”
“Oh, that’s a shame.”
“By the way, people said your white hair is loved? How could the Empress Dowager love you?”
Let’s converse happily on dinner! I burst into laughter.
Seria, who was sitting next to the chair, covered her mouth and laughed as if she was out of breath.
The chairman looked at Seria,
“But, father, the Empress Dowager of the empire might become my mother-in-law. It’s funny…”
Then Seria raised her left hand shyly. A ring was on her ring finger.
The chairman sighed deeply.
“Who would have known that Seria would take my son’s heart?”
At that moment, the door to the banquet hall opened and a gentle looking man entered.
“It was a carriage accident, and the temple paid for it to get the spinel landfill from me.”
Oh, so that’s why!
The random carriage accident was strange.
“Oh my god… it’s Louis Noanoke.”
“Thanks to you, I have a new life. I will repay this gratitude with all my heart, princess.”
The chairman got up from his chair and bent his knees in front of me.
“The promise to see my son again, you finally fulfilled it.”
“…It’s like a dream world, right?”
I laughed, and the banquet hall was warm.
‘By the way, the chairman and Seria become in-laws.’
They were always bickering like cats and mice, and their family must have a lot of fun!
I covered my mouth with both hands and smiled.
I heard a sound from outside.
I was surprised and looked at the window.
The people at the dining room were frowning as if they were in trouble.
“What is this sound?”
I frowned at my father’s words.
“Neliard died, and Serga released the pillars to make your wish come true. That’s why all the devils were released.”
“It’s the 61st pillar Jagan that makes that fuss in our territory.”
“So what should we do? I don’t have the strength to subdue the devil any more.”
“Don’t worry. We have guards.”
As soon as I asked, I heard the sound of thunder and flashing outside the window.
“You’re always bothering me,!”
And who appeared was…
“You hardly let me rest.”
It was Pur and Boone.
“I will take revenge by annihilating Serga’s family who has imprisoned me- ahh!”
As soon as the devil Jagan cried out, Pur’s lightning struck him.
When Pur laughed, Bune nodded.
“Aren’t you devils like me? Why are you on the side of humans?”
“What’s the difference between humans and devils?”
When Pur asked with a puzzled expression, Jagan flinched.
“We’re mighty power, a life that is not bound by time… We can live forever, so let’s help each other…!”
Boone looked at Jagan.
“It is the pillar that has made us live forever. Therefore, the pledge was both our shackle and protective gear. Think about it. When we were in ancient times, there were pioneers who fell asleep even if they were not killed by Agareth.”
“We who escape from the pledge can live eternal life, but under special conditions, we can die.”
“What what what?!”
Pur pointed at something hanging on Dubblede’s castle.
“It was left behind by those who invaded Dubblede for the same reason as you.”
“I won’t tell you where they went. Think about whether it will be the underworld or not.”
When Pur shouted, Boone closed his eyes.
A huge number of ghost soldiers came out of the black smokes.
Jagan gulped seeing it.
While looking around anxiously, he shouted, “Ugh!”
“Today doesn’t seem like the right time, so I’ll go back!”
Then he disappeared.
I clung to the window and blinked.
Pur and Boone turned their heads as if things were settled, but saw me and shouted.
They moved at once and entered the banquet hall.
Pur said, who was looking at me with misty eyes.
“You bad girl. It takes three years to get through one passage! You don’t know how long I’ve waited!”
“I missed you.”
I stared blankly at the two crying and muttered.
“Just now… you looked awesome!”
Boone grew pale, and Pur smiled.
“We do. Although I’m just saying the same thing Storas and Pymon.”
I giggled and hugged the two of them.
“Oh, but what about the other devils?”
“Baal is traveling to watch over the devils who have been freed from their pledge and have become the supreme power, Storas is in the devil realm. He come see Dubblede from time to time. Meanwhile Pymon is in Waynes, when he was a pioneer his last name was Waynes, and now he seems to like the music of the Waynes people.”
At Pur’s words, I nodded.
“Are there any devils left in the devil realm?”
“Most of them remain in the devil realm. To protect the territory.”
Pur further explained.
“While we were trapped in the pledge, the only pleasure we could enjoy was fighting. War between devils is like a sport.”
And he said, “We’re not going to die anyway.” and shrugged his shoulders.
“You could die now.”
“When the conditions are met. But we still don’t get complete death in the devil realm. Perhaps that’s the biggest reason why they didn’t leave the devil realm, because they’re afraid of dying.”
“The devils are scary…”
“Of course. When we die, we don’t reincarnate like humans. It’s completely futile. Anyways…”
Pur, who was staring at me, said,
“Nice to see you again. white-haired kid.”
[Pur teases me again! Serga!]
It was my ancient nickname.
‘I see. He was released from his pledge and regained his memory.’
I stroked Pur’s back who was shivering softly.
My mother’s voice came from behind me.
“It’s nice to meet you again. Pur.”
“You finally meet the white-haired kid that you missed so much.”
“H-hey! Everything your mother said is a lie. Got it?”
I said, “Hmm.” then he groaned and laughed out loud.
“In ancient times, you bothered me so much, but in fact, I love your company, Pur.”
It was then.
“Aw, he’s shy-!”
The familiar voice was heard.
Chulsoo, dressed in Dubblede’s magistrate’s robe, was pointing at Pur and laughing.
‘What’s the fuss? Why is Chul-soo wearing a magistrate’s robes?’
I looked around my family as I was wondering what happened, and Boone said.
“Cheol-soo is now part of the family.”
“Right, Chul-soo was the soul that other devils shoved to Boone.”
“Be quiet … master!”
Cheol-soo trembled and said,
“Master… I’m now a first-class administrator who got huge promotions during my master’s absence.”
Then, he clenched his fists tightly, as if overjoyed, and raised his hands.
“I become a civil servant…! I became a civil servant without preparing for a hellish civil servant exam…!”
I don’t know what it is, but he looks incredibly happy, so I replied.
“Well, yes, good job…”
Chul-soo said that he works in the culture department. He said that he was proud of himself.
“The culture department is… It’s to incorporate the advantages of the culture of the world that I know into this country, and by the way, I’m also working in the developmenst. My first work is bubble tea, which sells well. Do you know how many tourists come here to drink bubble tea……?!”
“Why food? Isn’t there something bigger?”
“I want something bigger too, but…”
“We were also looking forward to something big when we give him a seat. But, they can’t make it.”
“He only said that there’s such a machine, but he doesn’t know how to make it. Veronica and Wale are suffering because of the man who only talked.”
Wale, who was eating, raised his hand when his name was mentioned.
“I am the deputy director of the developing country.”
“You’re not exiled?”
“I’m a victim as well. I have nothing to be persecuted for. I’ve lived a good life.”
“Yes, because you’re surprisingly clean in a strange way…”
“My father and Trigon also moved here together. They want to meet the lady, no, princess.”
While talking to Wale, Chul-soo took his business card out of his pocket, saying he had also made a business card and was excited again.
It looks like he’s very happy to get a job.
I tilted my head.
“I’ve lost my power now, but where do the devils get their power from?”
“We have some powers left. Sometimes borrowing human power.”
“The temple. If we use our power for humans, humans will reward us with faith.”
“Ah, so there was a temple.”
“Uh-huh,” Pur said.
“No devil can ever be stronger than us. Even if Agareth comes back alive, he won’t be able to defeat us. How can they overcome us, who have become strong by receiving this much faith?”
“But we’re worse than Baal.”
“Baal travels not only this country, but the world, so there’s nothing we can do about it!”
People laughed when they saw Pur stomping on his feet.
I didn’t say thank you to them for still being by my side.
We will be together for a very long time, so the moment to repay them will come.
‘Ah, I’m happy.’
Very much, Serga.
Since then, a few days have passed. I had fun taking a walk with my family, eating with my colleagues, and drinking tea.
This life is so perfect, I can wake up without worrying about anything.
Yesterday, I fell asleep late at night without much thought while playing with Emeline, Tri, Boone, and Pur.
I rubbed my eyes and opened my eyes at the voice calling me.
“I don’t want to eat breakfast……”
“It’s not breakfast anymore, it’s lunchtime. No, that’s not the problem-!”
Yuni and Dahlia were fussing from both sides.
I groaned and got up.
“What is it…?”
“People that do not think their lives are precious came to the castle, no, no, I mean guests…!”
“Yes, there are a lot of guests!”
They said they wouldn’t invite people from other countries for a while?
I got up, washed up, changed my clothes, and left the room.
My palace is currently still under construction.
Although they’re currently building a palace after emptying the surrounding site, I still stayed in my room.
So, if I just go down the stairs, I will come to the courtyard, and I can see…
“Did you get a permit from the empire?”
“Hey, I am now a member of the Gahong noble family.”
“Yes, let’s wait and see how long your Odis connections will carry you.”
It was Archduke Locard son, Lionel and Hayton Vallua.
“…What are you doing here?”
The men who were staring at each other heard my voice and turned their heads in a hurry.
I looked at the two of them with amazement.
“Didn’t we say we won’t invite guests?”
“I didn’t come as a guest.”
“If you’re not a guest, what-”
Then, Lionel shouted with a huge bouquet of flowers.
“Lionel Camilla Locard, the first son of Archduke Locard of Wigentra Empire, officially proposes to Leblaine Lisette Dubblede, the princess of the Dubblede Kingdom.”
While I was frozen for a while, Hayton also held out a bouquet of flowers made of red roses.
“Hayton, head of state of Gahong. Princess, please marry me.”
As soon as Hayton finished speaking, the trumpet blew.
East, who came in with Pymon, presented me with a bonquet of bright yellow tulips.
“I’m East Rogen Lestram Waynes, Prince of Waynes. Marry me.”
“Looks like I’m one step late.”
Jin, who had led those wearing the robes of the Athar Tribe, presented a bouquet of wildflowers.
“The eldest grandson of Athar Tribe’s leader, Jin. Princess…”
“…Oh, really, don’t do it.”
Jin smiled and continued.
“Marry me and let’s dream of exciting future together.”
After that, there was fuss among the guests.
……and even the devils joined in.
Storas pushed the humans out and breathed heavily.
“No matter what, I can’t give up.”
“I know you don’t like me. I know who’s on your mind.”
“Shut that mouth.”
“Still, I like you. Even if it hurts, I will take care of you by your side.”
“Take my hand, Leblaine.”
And the last one who appeared was…
The person who looks at me with eyes filled with warmth…….