Chapter 141.3 : Interlude ~Part 4~
The man with the frivolous voice appraised Flora with such vulgar language.
「Ho~. Isn’t it because many people actually prefer girls of her age? 」
「Hah, she’s way off from my preference.」
Thus, such a conversation unfolding between those two men as if they were completely ignoring Flora’s existence.
Flora tried to ask those two people who were releasing such an atmosphere that betrayed the situation with a timid voice. But――,
「Well then, where’s the hero? 」
The man with the vulgar speech then asked the man with polite speech while surveying the room.
「He isn’t around I guess. I also can’t feel the reaction of his divine raiment.」
「CHEH, just when I thought that I was going to get the chance to fight a hero.」
After the man with the polite speech replied, the vulgar man clicked his lips disappointed by the current situation. The two of them completely ignored Flora.
「We cannot help but make such a ruckus, or rather it’s better this way but then……… When I’m with you, it always turns into these kind of situations. You just suddenly appeared and told me that I have a job to do.」
The vulgar man heaved a sigh with a lamenting face.
「It’s because your job was done faster than my expectation. I just came to take a look at your progress as your superior.」
「It’s because you always appear at the most unexpected moments in the most unexpected places. In the first place, it’s already questionable whenever you actually have jurisdiction over me. …….. Ah, come to think of it, I just recalled that I met someone who was looking for you right. And he seems to detest your very existence.」
Thus, when the polite man said so ――、
The vulgar man finally showed an interested expression. Thereupon――,
As expected, Flora who was tired of waiting for them spoke in a much louder voice–For her own standard–To make them to notice her.
The vulgar man reacted to Flora’s voice with his warmonger face. Thereupon, though Flora’s body trembled in fear――、
「T-The ship crew will come after they hear my voice and notice the abnormal situation you know. N-No, remove your hood.」
She warned the two men with a trembling voice. Hearing that――,
The vulgar man started laughing as if he found that funny.
「W-Why are you laughing? Do you understand your current situation? 」
So Flora asked him, confused.
「We’re very much aware of the situation. Your highness second princess, Flora Bertram.」
The vulgar man replied with a different tone now.
「I-I’ll scream you know.」
「Oh, feel free to do so. There’s no need to confirm the situation at this kind of time.」
The vulgar man grinned widely as he said so.
「……………..Ah, H…………………..HEeelp! 」
Flora who felt that danger was coming for her shouted to the top of her lungs and yet, she her voice was barely audible. Naturally her scream would still be heard due the open door. And yet, ten seconds later. There were no signs of people approaching the room. Flora gazed anxiously at the opened door and yet, she only saw the two people from before in front of her.
「Do you believe me now, your highness? 」
The vulgar man asked with a polite tone as he approached Flora.
「S-Stop right there.」
Flora sounded as if she was about to cry.
「Why you don’t want me to approach you? Why? Naturally it’s because common people MUST hear your great noble order right? 」
The vulgar man showed an exaggerated curiousity as if mocking Flora.
「T-That’s………… What is your goal in the first place? 」
「Hahaha, quite a slowpoke aren’t you. To kill you of course.」
「To kill……………. Me? 」
Flora could feel that her heart had been beating faster by every passing moment since a while ago but now, she felt as if someone was grabbing her heart.
「Yes. To be exact, we’re going to make it look as if you died from an accident. It saved us a lot of trouble since you voluntarily left the castle. We’ll make as many accidents as possible for our own goal. ………………….. But then, as expected, we’ll be in a precarious situation. We dealt with every patrolling guard all the way to this room without making a ruckus.」
The vulgar man told her about their goal.
「No way………….. Y-You guys. Don’t tell me……………. Everyone in the vessel is? 」
Flora’s face turned pale as soon as she learned the situation.
「Ah, nonono, you got it wrong. We have left some of them alive. The operator of this magic ship has met their maker. Moreover, without anyone left to operate the magic ship, the other magic ships will soon notice the abnormal situation right? Nevertheless, don’t worry about them, they’re going to die soon anyway.」
Thus, the vulgar man replied clearly. Thereupon――,
「Can we finish this already? 」
The other man heaved a sigh as he urged the vulgar man.
「Always messing up the best moments, aren’t you a hasty one. She’s a special princess. Killing her in a normal way won’t be fun. Moreover, isn’t she more useful if we keep her alive like this? 」
The vulgar man said so while glancing at Flora.
Hearing that, Flora trembled. The vulgar man sneered when he saw Flora’s reaction and then――,
「Hahaha, your highness. You just thought that you don’t want to die now if possible right? Well you can feel relieved. 」
He said so with a delighted face.
Flora remained silent as that vulgar man kept talking as if he could read her heart. Her feelings became complicated with 20% frustration and 80% fear as she averted her gaze from that vulgar man.
「Oh my, will you please stop teasing her like that.」
The vulgar man shrugged his shoulders after being toldso. And now, when he stood right before Flora――、
「You’re not going to use your self-protection magic? 」
He asked so to Flora as he drew a jet-black sword from the scabbard on his waist.
Though Flora was about to move her hand, she stopped immediately.
Though she was hesitant to fire offensive magic towards a human, it was not like she hadn’t considered the possibility of her opponent countering with another magic. The man was too wide open and she had already entered his range. He might kill her the moment she tries to chant the spell.
「Oh look, so kind aren’t you. Why are you being so merciful to this sinful man? 」
The vulgar man asked so in a humorous tone, being fully aware that he was completely in a dominate position.
（Even though he can kill me whenever he wants, he’s toying with my life. This person………….）
As expected, Flora was aware that the vulgar man was making a light of her. And then, since she’s going to die anyway. That’s why――,
「………….. I have no reason to do so. If you want to kill me, then feel free to do so. But, swear that you won’t harm the other people. If you do not do so then, I’ll resist.」