Chapter 141.2 : Interlude ~Part 4~
Despite the slight hestitation, Roana nodded immediately.
「I…………. Understand. Well then, please help me take care of Hiroaki-sama, Roana.」
Flora said so with a slightly disapointed tone. If she had known that things were going to turn out like this then she would have just gone to met her sister as soon as possible from the very beginning was something she did not say. Thereupon――,
「Oh my………………. Good day.」
They came across the hero of Galwark kingdom, Sumeragi Satsuki on their way back. Though Satsuki was walking in the passage while wiping her perspiration, she stopped to greet them once she saw them.
Flora and Roana bowed respectfully in seeing Satsuki.
On the other hand, when Hiroaki noticed Satsuki――、
「Ah, you. Why are you holding that spear? Are you coming back from your training? 」
He asked so while looking at Satsuki.
「Yeah, so I am.」
Satsuki bowed lightly to him in respect as he was older than her, though the reply was with a stiff tone.
「Fu~hn. Even though you’re a woman, you like to do such troublesome things huh?」
「………….. My apologies, my freedom is limited after all. My body will become dull if I only stayed inside of my room.」
Though Satsuki felt that there another hidden meaning in his words, she ignored it and responded accordingly. Even if both of them knew each other due to their hero status , there was a delicate sense of distance between them as they were nothing more than people from the same country.
「O~h, quite a tomboy aren’t you?」[Bru:…][TL: Suush….]
「So, did you attent another meeting with women today too? It seems I passed them a while ago.」[Bru: Yes! Smack him while you are at it.][TL : Can’t do that]
「Ah. Well, they were swarming around me after all. You might say that this is also one of the jobs of a hero. It’s just as you say, even a hero will tire from moving about like that.」[Bru: weak. And BS]
Hiroaki said so while heaving a sigh.
「All I can see is the fact that you’re enjoying this though………」[Bru: oh snap.]
Satsuki looked at Hiroaki with a puzzled face. Hearing that――,
「Oioi, I’m just a normal youth born and raised in Japan you know? I do have some resistance to building a harem, I do have your average problems too.」[Bru: add delusional before youth…][TL : Yeah…. The author should add “delusional”]
Hiroaki heaved a sigh with a tired face and yet a grin appeared on his face.
「Come to think of it, how about you try to learn from the noble girls in this world, you should try to act more lady-like shouldn’t you? I mean it’ll take a lot of effort to be more lady-like. Don’t you know that egoistic women are disliked whether on earth or in this world? 」[Bru: hit him. Smack him!!! Kick his ass!!!]
「Shut up. That’s sexual harassment」[Bru: yes! finally someone tells him to shut up]
Satsuki whispered in a low voice.
Hiroaki squinted his eyes as if he had noticed something.
「It’s nothing, well thanks for the advice. See you later. You guys too, Flora-san, Roana-san.」
After flashing a sweet smile to Floa and Roana, Satsuki quickly left that place.
Though Flora and Roana saw her off as if fascinated by her――、
「Crap, what’s with this tingling sensation.」[Bru: oh was he hit by bloodlust?]
Hiroaki was the only one who was left wincing from that encounter and looked at the back of Satsuki.
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And the next day. Flora headed toward Rodania, leaving only Hiroaki and Roana in Galwark kingdom. After giving her formal greetings to king Francois, she left the royal capital along with the escort ships.
After their departure, as Flora had said that she wanted to be alone, she told the captain to inform her when they arrived at Rodania and secluded herself in the room reserved for noble guests――、
「I really am happy to meet my dear sister but……. does it mean that my dear father’s position has worsened? 」
She’s had a weary expression as she thought about her own family.
In the first place, the one who had sent her to escape along with duke Euguno was none other than her father, Phillip the third.
Phillip who had guessed the sudden change of situation, entrusted Flora who had the holy stone to duke Euguno. Though it was publicly announced that duke Euguno took her out from Bertram kingdom along with him―― The aim was to scatter the royalty who held the highest inheritance right for the crown in order to face the worst kind of situation that would rise.
When it came to that, the first in line to inherit the throne was Christina, thus, even someone as clueless as Flora could guess that something had happened to change the situation.
Nevertheless, no, should she say “As expected”, right now she was――,
「Faster, I want to meet oneechan soon.」
Flora wanted to meet Christina as soon as possible. It had been about half a year since the last time she had met her older sister. Flora who loved her older sister more than anyone else, truly cared for her older sister from the bottom of her heart.
「But, I wonder if she’s going to scold me then? 」
Flora muttered with an anxious voice―― About what her sister would do to her when she saw that Flora hadn’t matured at all after separating for half a year.
To be honest, she was a little scared to meet Christina under these conditions. Because she might be disappointed when her older sister sees her being led by her surroundings same as before, unable to do anything, or even just thinking about their kingdom. At that time――,
With a “clank” the door opened along with that frivolous voice.
Flora was taken back and looked at the door. Opening the door of the room where a royalty was staying in without knocking first was considered as more than just a slightly ill-mannered act.
And then, the ones who had entered the room were two men wearing a black robe with a hood to hide their faces.
「W-Who are you? Several knights should be standing on guard in front of my room…….」
Flora asked so with a trembling voice.
「Bodyguard? Are you referring to those useless chaps? 」
When one of men signalled to the other man with his chin――,
「Yes. ………… Here you….. GO.」
The other man carried two fainted knights from outside the room with a dissatisfied face.
「!!!!! ? 」
The surprised Flora stood from her sofa.
「Hahaha. You scared her. Well, is she the princess of Bertram? 」
The man with the frivolous voice laughed happily and asked the man who had carried those knights in.
「Yes, it’s her. Flora Bertram. The second princess.」
The man who had carried those knights in replied with a polite tone.
「I heard she was a beauty but, in the end she is just an inexperienced brat.」