Chapter 14.2 : The Head Maid, Reda-san
「So it’s natural for me to be removed from taking care of Lefiya-sama due to my hatred of you. Even though I understood it in my head, we had worked for days to prepare that white palace for your sake, the one who will become his majesty’s wife. In order to not embarrass ourselves when we were serving the queen in the future, we imposed on ourselves so much discipline in order to try to make the least amount of mistakes. That is the proof of our loyalty to his majesty, our pride」
Reda-san is saying so much in a short amount of time.
Rather than monologue……….. It’s closer to a confession.
「On that day. The day when we were banned from entering the white palace. My colleagues and I noticed that we had lost everything. Though I did say that I don’t hate you a while ago, this and that are different matters. It was a hate that spurted from the bottom of our hearts. Why were we driven out of the white palace? Is that human girl doing as she pleases? Even though we always single-mindedly devote our hearts to his majesty, why must we stay inside such a narrow castle? I know that in my head. This is hatred. A malice intended for you, Lefiya-sana. We won’t accept you as the one who was chosen by his majesty to become his wife. I-I know that that deep in my head but I don’t want to accept such a notion. Maybe because it’s easy to understand such matters. ……… I couldn’t allow such things. I won’t allow you to snatch everything from us. If we lost everything, then we’ll make you lose everything too, IT’S OUR VENGEANCE」
It seems that the one who Reda-san couldn’t forgive is………….not really me.
That way of saying that you hate me or resent me didn’t seems like hatred at all.
Rather, the one who she couldn’t forgive is……..
「If you really hate me for it, isn’t that all the more reason for you to stop」
「I might do so if it’s just a hatred. But, this is my raison d’etre. I’ve reached the point of no return. If I stop right now, everything I did up till now will become a lie」
After saying so, Reda-san readjusted her breathing.
When she signals me to go deeper into the door that lead to the innermost part of the room, two knights wearing full body armor charged in from the front door.
Reda-san looked at the two knights behind her and then to me as if to show her resolution.
「I’LL KILL YOU THEN KILL MYSELF」
「!!!!! ? FOOL! 」
I unintentionally shouted back due to her self-centered wail.
……….. What in the hell is wrong with her! ?
Aren’t we going to tell a story where everyone is safe and sound?
Why in the hell was she suddenly announcing that she’s going to kill herself!?
Don’t mess with me!
Though this isn’t something that I could boast about, I am in fact a selfish person.
Why is ending your life is the first thing that comes to you!
DON’T CHA THINK THAT YA ARE AN IDIOT!?
Yup, as expected!
「FOOL! IF THAT’S THE CASE, THEN TAKE IT BACK! IF IT IS LOST, THEN YOU CAN MAKE IT AGAIN! KILLING OTHERS AND THEN KILLING YOURSELF? MAKING A FACE AS IF YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING, AREN’T YOU JUST A GOOD FOR NOTHING WHO IS RUNNING AWAY SINCE YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR OWN SATISFACTION!?」
「……… WHAT!? 」
「EVEN THE WILD BOAR, BEAR, AND TIGER KNOW THAT THEIR ACT OF DEPRIVING OTHERS LIFE IS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CONTINUATION OF THEIR LIFE! ? KILLING YOUR OPPONENT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR OWN DEATH, ISN’T THE ACT OF A FOOL THAT IS EVEN LOWER THAN A WILD BOAR IN THE MOUNTAIN! DON’T MESS WITH ME! YOU WANT TO KILL SOMEONE FOR SUCH A STUPID REASON! I WON’T LET YOU KILL ME SINCE I ABSOLUTELY WON’T LET YOU DIE! 」
「B-Bluffing when you’re not even holding a weapon! YOU GUYS! KILL HER QUICKLY AND PAINLESSLY! 」
The two knights are moving according to Reda-san instructions.
They’re drawing their swords at the same timing to seal their opponent’s movement.
Naturally I mean Reda-san movement.
「Y-YOU! ? WHY!?」
「I appreciate your effort, Carlile-san and Boze-san」
「Iyaa, we barely arrived in time. I’m basically already scared to shit. The time has passed too long since then」
「You’re just too much, Lefiya-sama」
「N-No way. SINCE WHEN DID!? 」
Reda-san is confused.
We exchanged glances when she did so.
「Isn’t it because we have prior agreement.. Naturally since the very beginning. It began when you approached Ponta-kun to become your cooperator」
「Beginning with Ponta, every one of your cooperators are being held in the guardroom above」
「Everyone is same with you, they’re loyal to his majesty. It’s not an evil act. So will you resign yourself」
Even then Reda-san lips are flapping repeatedly due to the surprise, she has no choice but to resign herself since there’s two knights restraining her movements.
She heaved a long sigh while looking up with closed eyes.
「Carlile-san, Boze-san. Please take Reda-san back above ground. And please don’t let her commit suicide」
「As you wish. But then, what are you going to do, Lefiya-sama? You’re not going with us? 」
I flashed a daring smile.
「I’m going to save a babe」
The two knights exchanged glances without saying anything.
What’s the meaning of their action I wonder. What’s with those sigh.
「I’ll lead the way. You’re not familiar with this place right, Lefiya-sama? Sorry Boze, I’ll leave Reda-san to you」
「Understood. Lefiya-sama. Please DO NOT FORCE YOURSELF to do the impossible and follow Carlile’s advice」
「C’mon Boze-san. I’m not a child you know……….」
「Please DO NOT FORCE YOURSELF to do the impossible and follow Carlile’s advice」
What happened to your voice, Boze-san.
I don’t think that you’re the someone with acting skill.
With this, we have taken captive the mastermind.
Now I have to save the captive princess.
Reanschild. Wait for me.
I’m going to save you right now.