Chapter 1.2 : During the Audience
「HOW DARE YOU TO SAY THAT IN FRONT OF HIS MAJESTY! ? 」
「LOOK WHO’S TALKING! YOU FOOL! 」
Wait………… What the heck was that.
「DO YOU THINK ANYONE WILL JUST OBEY A MAOU? ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME?! THAT CRAP IS ONLY IN LEGEND! HAH, DO YOU EXPECT A NORMAL VILLAGE GIRL LIKE ME KNOW WHATEVER GRANDIOSE THINGS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT?! 」
「S-SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! YOU LITTLE! 」
A rain of spit came out from his mouth of this red-faced old dude.
The Maou is just sitting on his chair without showing any reaction.
Don’t tell me that he wouldn’t react even after I said all of that……..
I really couldn’t stand his attitude.
I then point my finger toward the Maou.
「TO BEGIN WITH, EVERYTHING IS BECAUSE OF YOU! MAOU! 」
Suddenly I noticed that the surrounding face became pale.
When I pointed my finger at the Maou, the eyes of his retainers almost popped out of their sockets.
「IT’S A COMMON SENSE TO SHOW YOUR SINCERITY IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE A GIRL AS YOUR BRIDE! AND YET, WHAT’S WITH THAT ATTITUDE OF YOURS FORCIBLY TAKING ME AGAINST MY WILL BY THREATENING THE VILLAGERS, ALL TO BECOME YOUR BRIDE? AND BY SINCERITY, I MEAN YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST TAKE YOUR HELMET OFF AND SHOW YOUR FACE AS THE MINIMAL AMOUNT OF SINCERITY, HAH, YOU MUST BE REALLY EMBARASSED BY YOUR UGLY FACE! AND WHAT’S WITH THAT ATTITUDE! ACTING SO COCKY WITH THAT PERFECT DEFENSE OF YOURS! IF YOU’RE TOO SHY TO SHOW YOUR 1000-YEAR-OLD UGLY FACE, TAKE YOUR HELMET OFF AND WASH YOUR FACE! 」
…… Yup. I said it all now.
「KILL THIS SHITTY GIIIIIIIIIIIIRL! 」
The old dude shouted loudly with bulges on his forehead.
I had say whatever I wanted to say to my heart content.
I had no more regrets in these 17 years of life.
……….. No, there’s still some regrets but it really couldn’t be helped.
The black armored knights were surrounding me as they draw their swords.
I’d no regret, this is my way of life.
Do not underestimate a village girl’s pride.
Who in the hell would want to become the bride of a Maou anyway?
That’s literally similar to a death penalty.
「DO NOT LET HER DIE SO EASILY! TEAR HER LIMBS AND ROAST HER ALIVE! 」
Roasting me alive would make me die even easier you know.
It’s an unreasonable request.
The knights who drew their swords are already in their stance.
Yup, this is definitely……….. Impossible.
I’ve prepared myself for this since a long time ago but, please finish me off in a moment in the least painful way.
I closed my eyes with such a meager wish in my heart.
「DO NOT INTRUDE! LORD BARLUNT! 」
I heard a shout from the other side of the wall of knights.
The knight’s movement is halted.
「Adolfus! ? You greenhorn, just step back! 」
「Do understand your position when you say so! All of you guys, sheath your swords! You’re in the presence of his majesty! 」
After that, the knight sheathed their swords, albeit reluctantly.
………. What is this?
Let’s observe this unexpected development for the time being.
「Even though you’re a trusted retainer of his majesty, don’t you think that you’re going too far! You’re overstepping your boundary! 」
「The one who going too far is you! This girl coming all the way to this place is none other than his majesty’s wish. Even if for example she is an ugly Pigorilla, or an even uglier warthog, much less to say she just a peasant monkey of a rural area, it doesn’t justify you to do as you want without ascertaining his majesty’s wishes. 」
What the hell is Pigorilla.
「I could accept that and yet, this lowly human just speaking ill of your majesty! Are you really going to forgive this insolent girl, Adolphus! ! 」
「The one to decide that is his majesty himself and not you, lord Barlunt」
「This cheeky greenhorn! 」
「That’s enough, Barlunt, Adolphus」
Maou stopped those guys who kept quarrelling.
「That’s enough. I understand both of your views in this matter」
For some reason, his voice is strangely younger than I thought.
Moreover, he seems exhausted.
This is the Maou?
For some reason this atmosphere felt incredibly wrong.
The two of them who were stopped by the Maou step back, albeit with unwilling expressions
Even the noisy background characters were silenced in an instant.
「It seems there’s many different opinions on this matter…… I’ll hear the details later. Celazam. I’ll leave Refiya in your care」
…… N？ EH？
I then leave the audience chamber following a gentle-looking old man.
For some reason the situation turned toward an unexpected direction.
That’s all the Maou said after all of my insults toward him. It seems I managed to keep my life for now.
Should I feel glad or not, I wonder.
Don’t tell me that everything was just the beginning.
Was the place that is waiting for me something along the lines of jail or execution.
Whichever it’ll be, it definitely wouldn’t be pleasant.
At this rate, my head might be chopped off.
Ha~h……… I wanted to go home.