I hummed while going out of the mansion.
“Are you in such a good mood?”
Lea smiled and asked, so I answered,
“I’m excited!” as I raised my arm.
I always had to go out with my dad and brothers, but I came out alone today. In other words, I can go anywhere I want.
‘After I go to the shopping centre, I’ll stop by the top of the hope.’
I finally can walk on my feet without having to use expensive scrolls.
I was very happy to think that I didn’t need to use the scroll again.
I was driven to the shopping centre in a carriage.
We arrived after some time. Before getting out of the carriage, I knocked on the side of my little bag.
This is what my dad gave me. He told me to buy whatever I wanted, so today I was going on a shopping spree.
I went around the place with Lea and Laura.
As I was looking at the brooch at the stall in front of the general store, I pointed to a rose, a sword, and a lion-shaped brooch.
“I want this.”
Then I took out some money from my bag and paid for it.
I took the lion-shaped brooch. The rose and sword-shaped brooch were handed to Laura and Lea respectively.
“Can we take something so precious?”
It’s a cheap 10 franc brooch…
I thought I should spend luxuriously to my heart’s content, but in my previous life, I was a beggar, and it was not as easy as I thought to spend the money.
‘It’s not easy to spend unless it’s a money spend for my own gain.’
“Little miss, there’s a teahouse nearby. Apparently, the food is very delicious. It’s a popular place for nobles and young people.”
The Duchess of Vallua and Mina loved the teahouse very much.
‘It was a good place to search for information.’
Since it is a place where nobles go, they sell some of the information secretly.
‘I’ll be buying information someday, so let’s check it.’
I also want to taste the food there. They sold very special tea and foods.
Their green tea is said to taste sweet, unlike the bitter tea of the Empire.
There were many interesting kinds of food. There’s also a chewy rice cake full of honey and sesame seeds.
They also said that they make red beans square and eat them.
I was distracted and mu body stumbled.
I fell in the middle of the centre.
Lea and Laura are running to me in amazement.
‘What the heck!’
Surprised, I picked my body up.
“Little miss, are you alright?”
“Are you hurt?”
“You’ve got dirt under your nails!l
“Are you alright?!”
“Are you bleeding?”
“You’ve got a scratch on your knee!”
“How are your hands?”
“Take the little miss!”
Countless people from all directions looked at me with a pale face.
In an instant, the people were swept away by the waves of knights, and I hardened.
I can’t even see the faces of Lea and Laura.
‘The fact that these people are here…’
That means there’s at least 5,000 knights in the shopping centre!
I was dumbfounded, and the knights looked at me while making a fuss.
“Did she got any dirt under her nails!”
I remember Javelin’s words as I watched them checking me as if the sky had fallen.
“As soon as I left the mansion, I felt the presence of Dubbled’s Knights countless times. I thought there was a war going on.”
I gritted my teeth quietly, realizing that whenever I went somewhere, 5,000 people were watching.
People in the mall looked at the knights of Dubbled with a look of surprise.
All those knights came out of nowhere.they lined up and it was so long that it seemed to wrap around the shopping centre.
“So, we’ve been following you secretly since day one.”
“How? How could I not know when there are 5,000 people around?”
Some were dressed up as farmers, merchants, clowns, guards, and so on.
And all of them surrounded the entire place.
Seeing the men muttering the answers, LeBlaine closed her eyes tightly.
“By the way, little miss, didn’t you get a dirt under your fingernails? We’ll check it out…”
“Why do you keep saying that?”
“Our master will kill us!”
“Save me, little miss! I haven’t even seen my son enter the academy!”
Then the other knights shouted mournfully, “Save me!”
LeBlaine, who was looking at them sighed.
“To scold my dad and brothers.”
The knights wiped away their tears as they watched Leblaine walking proudly.
Doesn’t she look like a warrior going to defeat the devil?
I sat and scolded my dad and brothers who avoided my eyes.
“If all the soldiers escort me, who will guard the place?”
“Kid, we are enough…”
“Who! Who said so?”
“Leblaine, we’re just worried about you…”
“Then who’ll care about the mansion?”
Then Javelin, who was reading a book with her legs crossed on the other sofa, replied bitterly.
“It’s only me.”
Henry frowned at Javelin, but when I glared my eyes at him, it was all quiet.
Why did he have to do this… Even if the Pope is out of mind, he won’t try to kidnap me with the knights around me.
‘I can’t do this.’
If this happens, I won’t be able to go out because it’s more uncomfortable than before, let alone go around freely.
I can’t go on like this.
I was wondering what level of intimidation I should give them.
I’m going to sleep with a blanket on.
I’m not going to eat.
I hate it.
-It works well in order, but they might think I hate them.
‘It would be better to exclude the last resort, to run away.’
‘Okay, give me a second.’
I breathed in, and out.
“I’m not going t—“
“I’m wrong, Kid!”
Even before I threatened them, the employees were shocked to see the family acting like that.
“Please don’t scold knights either.”
“I’m not going t—“
“I won’t scold them!”
As they nodded, the knights, who were standing while trembling, shed tears of relief.
After the family went out, I sat on the sofa.
‘I did a great job today, me.’
When I was lost in thoughts, suddenly someone’s laugh was heard.
It was Javelin.
I covered my cheeks with my hands in amazement at her smile that I’ve never seen before.
“When Risette was still alive, they were like that too. I had a good time watching you guys.”
Then Javelin, who closed the book said,
“Later you’re going with me again.”
A lot of letters from the Empress Dowager arrived. She tried to call me to the palace every day.
The empress completely turned her back to the church, many people from the church asked her to save Adolf’s life, but the empress was furious and threw them out.
It was natural. It was obvious that the Luminous medicine they handed her did that.
‘And if Dad confirms Adolf’s deed there, the church will not move for the time being.’
So Dad would never miss this opportunity.
Now that the empress turned her back on the church. I was one step closer towards making Dubbled an independent family.
Having achieved one goal, I laughed inwardly.
“Can you show me your feet?”
That’s right, Lea said I had something on my foot that was similar to Risette’s.
I nodded and took off my socks.
Javelin’s face was serious when she observed my foot carefully.
“If the daughter had been born safely, would she be like you?”
She said monotonously.
‘I wish I am that daughter.’