Chapter 34 Part 2.
The survived Kshyperuk royalties lived in the mansion at the center of the city which surrounded with forge section that currently expanding in Mishre after they fled to this town.
The mansion once belonged to a merchant who abandoned it due to the spreading threat of war.
That merchant must be rich to some extent since the size of this mansion really large and inside was luxury decorated too much for a countryside area.
Besides the royal family, the member of Silver trading firm also used this mansion as their base of operation.
While Martina looking out from the rooftops window, at the use environment which heavily soaked with hot air from the forge, She sighed and murmur.[When looking at this busy town that so lively almost make me forget the fact that Kshyperuk kingdom is now in ruined…]
The town is full of many people that coming and going, overflowing with vitality, It did not have any sign of the town that belonged to a defeated kingdom in any aspect.
The source of enthusiasm that filled this city comes from the resident and soldiers who dearly wish to regain back their country with all their might.[We need to do our best to answer their expectation. But, before that happen, We still need to solve our biggest problem first, a leader who raise the liberation flag as a beacon of new Kshyperuk kingdom and its next king as well…]
Emurys who is now sipping tea on the seat is looking up by her word.[So, Ellen(Eleonora) is gonna be a new king in the end? Although from the bloodline perspective, that is a correct answer. however, as you say a moment ago, that girl need to play the king role too, I don’t think she gonna survive at standing up in this early stage of war.] […I am well aware at such a fact. but, because it is precisely like that, she needs to pass the ordeal at all cost, Rys(Emurys).]
Eleonora who was the only daughter of the previous king already turned 16 years old.
She already counted as an adult.
Therefore, by this country tradition, the fact that she is the most qualifies person to ascend the throne really torment Martina’s heart.[You’re right, It up to Ellen from now on, and does her injury already healed?] [It not like I can say yes…nope, her physical condition already recovered but she still shut herself away in the room and never come out.]
Isadora who sat next to him is slow shook her head at Emurys’s question.
The physical condition damage that Eleonora received by lived an imprisoned life in well-balanced castle already recovered after she secluded herself in her room since she arrived this town.
However, despite her physical condition recovered overtime already, she never comes out of the room since then.[Tch, Aunty, You really not holding back regard this matter. even her lineage is correct, to say it bluntly, having this weak girl bear all the full brunt in this mess really a very decent logical thought but heartless.] [No matter what you think, this is what mean to be a royal family. I too was born with this blood of the obligation. There is a time when you must act for the sake of people and country even it means twist your own feeling. Eleonora too…must understand this.]
Martina stop Emurys who was about to open his mouth in order to reply with her gesture.
She also knew about Eleonora’s condition as well.
The loss of her father, the situation of war, moreover, the pressure from princess current position itself is crushing her, in the end, she shut herself in the room.
Emurys look at Martina’s painfully face and swallowed back his word.
Matina told her inner thought that she never mean to disclose to the standstill Emurys.[Rys. The queen position is too much a burden for that child, I’m too understand that. But, That girl is the only legitimate heir to the throne and the only one that people will accept, in order to win this war, there is no other way than make that girl into “The queen”…]
Martina glanced down.
This is the last will of the late king, she can do nothing but fulfilled it as a farewell gift.
This is how the relation between the complexity bloodline of “King” and “Country” working.
However, this is not her intent.
Since escaped to this land, The nobles too also view the princess as their banner of morale.
More wish and expectation keep flooding in, The surrounding never left the princess alone.[Aunty…nevertheless, to suggest that have she does something that she dislikes, is it gonna be fine that way?] [Of course, I do not intend to let that child carry everything. in practical saying, We too will aid her as much as possible.]
A heavy silence filled out the entire room.
Soon, Emurys sigh while scratching his head.
He too was another country royal family member, It’s not like he can’t understand Martina’s hardship.
It just that he still far from being convinced.[really a serious matter isn’t? …. I get it. no use to speak more further. But, how are you going to do? even leave alone about have Ellen take the leading role, She did not even come out of her room even once all this time, right?] [You’re right. We too already try everything in our hand to persuade her. honestly speaking, If it possible…I want to burrow Rys’s men, the silver trading firm assist. please lend your strength to that child.]
At last, The fearless look of Emurys has returned.[If it something like that, leave it to me!]
They change places to the workshop that currently using by silver trading firm’s member.
Emurys yelled out through the entire surrounding, gathered every attention on him.[….with such a reason, I want to borrow you guys knowledge! Now that we’re all here, nothing to worry! let’s find a way to encourage Ellen.]
After received consultation from Martina, He immediately gathered every member of Silver trading firm and explained the situation in order to seek out their wisdom.
The main issue is how to persuade the princess but it end up in confusion chatting, such a surprise really a daily occurrence happen in the silver trading firm.
Soon, they calm down and start a lively discussion.[If that the case, allow me to show off our glorious veterans of my second squad….] [No, this task should belong to us, the blacksmith corp, we will show her our new great performance…] [the other party is a princess, right? I wonder that sort of thing will really transmit…]
During the brainstorm of suggestion, none of them were useful despite a lot of it was offered, All of them lack a concreteness and unresponsive.
Then, Eru who keep listening until now break into in talking with a suitable timing.[Indeed, you have a point. I don’t think that show her about our silver trading firm’s great achievement would getting through, why we not try figure first about how to make the princess come out from her room? prepare a suitable topic in advance may be a good answer.]
while saying that, Eru is quickly coming up with his own thinking.[…right, We should collect a little more intel-ne. wasn’t young master studied in this country in the part? Um, don’t you know any topic that will cheer up the princess?]
gets who heard it folded his arm under his furrowed eyebrows.[A topic like that…isn’t? this is really difficult. To be frankly, because I always live in Aunty’s place, I did not know much about Ellen preference. Ummm….Oh, that right, If it was Isadora, her mood would improve in one go with a swordplay. yosh, let have her ride on my Gordesleo here, she would definitely feel refreshing in one shot…] [Ok, dismissed. fuhhh, I really should not rely on the young master in the first place. let’s change our way of thinking here, it probably more wise to ask an opinion of the same gender in close age. So, Ady, what do you think about it? no luck at all?] [As long as it cheered up the princess is fine right? leave it to me! Ummm, princess really very beautiful and cute isn’ she? I could try to suggest her to hug Eru-run who are very small…] [Yes, dismissed. somehow the suggestion becomes less and less common sense and with zero applicable.]
For the sake of his own health, he shut off the retort before it could discourage him any more than this
Chid who next to the dissatisfaction Ady ask Eru in return.[Eru, You don’t have any good idea at all?] […If it was a silhouette knight and silhouette gear, you would know how to fix it by keeping listen to sound indication….] [No good, these guys are completely useless bunch….]
Chid instinctively look up in the sky before the helpless situation.
Ady who stand beside him just notice something and slap her hand.[A person such as Chid wound not…. Ah, I know it, You, didn’t you swear an oath of a knight to the princess? now is the time, when you need to show off your cool side!!]
The line of sight of everyone in that place is immediately focused on Chid.
He instinctively backed away a few steps after noticed a sudden pressure was pressed on him there.[Keh! Ady, do you really need to say it right now? ….wait, You guys got it wrong, it is not something like that, just wait a bit. everyone. this is…..well, it may be like that, I guess…]
hahaha, While he tries to laugh it off to dodge the bullet, someone just grabs his arm.
When he turn back and try to shake it off, Eru who floated a very gentle smile is there.[So it is like this…then, It has been decided-ne, It’s grandmaster holy command-desu. please cheer up the royal highness princess, do it wholeheartedly, Chid] [Oi, Isn’t unfair to say like that?….. Arrr, Fine. I got it! What happens from now on is not my fault, you know?]
Unable to run away, Chid accepted his fate and leak out a desperation cry.
Thus, he heading off to one of the most difficult battlefields in his life.
After a while, Chid was accompanied by Isadora to the one corner of the building that was a base of silver trading firm, a corridor that leads to the room of princess Eleonora[This place really a relic…also the workshop atmosphere around here definitely cheer up the mood if it was Eru, Ady’s mood would improve immediately if we gave her Eru….Oh shit, this is so useless, Isn’t anything that I can use as a reference a bit!?]
While walking, Chid appearance at that time was filled with helpless and fully delirium mental state.
Somehow, he shook his head and mustered his concentration in order to deal with the important mission before his eyes, Isadora who next by also looked nerve.
Although he came here as the person who was elected by the silver trading firm, he only comes here because of his’s deed that rescue Eleonora at Raspedo castle.
In the meantime, they had arrived at the very destination room.[We have arrive, Are you ready?] […In the end, the knight guys in our homeland always too much positive, so the word for encouragement was totally ignored and completely forget…..eh? ar….. Yes, I will try my best.]
It was the reply that not re-assuring you at all but Isadora chooses to ignore it and knock the door.
She informs the maids about their purpose of visit. then, the maids leave with a swift movement.
The room that they lived is divided into two rooms in the middle.
At the first one was use as a guest reception room and the later one was a princess living chamber.
The room where the live is, divided into two rooms in the middle.
While waiting for princess’s preparation, the curious gazes of the maids are stuck at the boy who was brought by Isadora like a glue.
Since a boy who not a noble is really rare at this place.
A completely smooth face same as the princess.
A tall, well-balance body without any waste proportion in the light leather suit which is a typical suit of knight runner uniform.
somehow, the atmosphere in this corner become more and more strangely.[Welcome, Isadora. today too….eh, ah, Archid, what….?]
Princess Eleonora who finally show up gets startled at the moment that she saw the person next to Isadora.
Back to the time that she still lived in the imperial capital city, She did not much leave the castle or even her own room. compared to now, it didn’t change much since then. It was Isadora who visited her every day for chitchat.
As the person who was the same age, same gender. to her, Isadora is the closest relative and the most person that she can share up her thought.
But recently, Isadora has completely followed her mother’s intention. She came to persuade Eleonora to become the queen many times.
Thank to this topic that they talked every day to now make Eleonora feel more and more uncomfortable.
But there is no reason for her to not welcome Isadora.
Before she could say anything at this surprising encounter, Chid bows down in motion.
It is a first time that they meet up face to face since arrived at this town of Mishre.
In Raspedo castle, it was under the dim lamplight but, now they are under the bright day of light.
When Chid looked up, his eyes swim around and speechless at the scenery.
Eleonora who escaped from the prison and already recovered now is full of the charming trait of the maiden who was hailed as the renown beauty of Kshyperuk.
Regardless of the lights of the room, it was too much for the boy.
While he still dazed, Eleonora sends a puzzled gaze to Isadora as to ask a question.
She calmly shrugged her shoulders.[We can’t allow you, the daughter of the late king, Agusty-sama keeps melancholy in this room forever. You have a duty to know the current situation of this country. that why I bring a person that you probably listen to.]
Isadora arrived at the seat, gave a wink to Chid to follow her step.
He who already determine to do his best proceeds toward the seat with an awkward movement unfit for knight runner.
Eleonora had a clouded look which really unusually for her appearance before the current situation.[Why, Isadora…I thought that we talk about this many times. I will not become the queen…] [There is no way that will happen, right? as now, the nobles want to launch a counterattack at Jaroudeku. since now, you who was the royal bloodline is returned. they want you to lead them. this is also a duty of royal family too, you know?]
—-to say that use the “Kshyperuk royal blood”which flowing in her, the line which was told to her by a haughty detestable man.
That word was said to her like a disposal tool which will be throw away when it become unusable.
Remember the terror at that time, the girl has slowly hugged herself.[Do I really need to fight?….can I really win?]
Misunderstanding at her lack of self-confidence word, Isadora try to encourage her.[It gonna be all right, Eleonora. It not like us will remain like this forever. we have obtained a new force, and win some battle already. that why a story like…]
At the current discussion, It should be the Chid’s role who was a member of Silver trading firm to continue and encourage her with their current achievement.
However, when Isadora look back. Chid keep remained silent in his serious face.[Back then, there was a lot of the knight in the imperial city. even they said they gonna win yet….father too, the knights too… all of them…this is wrong, there alway a sacrifice in every war as long as the royal blood still flowing in my vein, Aunty and Isadora. the reason that we made this far because of Rys-san…]
While saying, Eleonora’s expression is clearly fear without hiding.
As the girl refused to hear any more word make Isadora at her witt end but one hand stretched out to her.[…Royal highness princess Eleonora.]
Her knight asked ahead in a quiet tone.
Eleonora raises up her face which was cast down.[It better when no one has to be a sacrifice, I sincerely agree with it. but there will be a time that you can’t solve the problem without a fight, at such a time, We, the knight will take up the sword.]
Chid clearly stared at Eleonora.
Although his tone is a little bit clutter, stuttered manner, unfitted for a person who points out a line like this.[If you start off with a sword, It shall return with a sword. that is always the result that comes from fight standing view.] [As a result…are you try to tell me that..someone already prepared and left to be the sacrifice?]
In the past, Elenora did not much come across with this kind of talk with a heavy feeling.
She is now full of emotion, looked up with teary eyes.[So you will fight and once it needs a sacrifice…How would you do?
father already promised me…he told me not to worry…he said he will protect me and yet…..!?]
The later part couldn’t say out in a word anymore.
She covered her face with her hands while Isadora quietly observing the situation.
Chid scratching his head at his end wit.
It not just only him, the other Fremmevir kingdom’s knight is ready to fight.
But it not like he just go ahead with it or assume that resolve gonna solve every problem.
The people of this country have different way of thinking due to their raised environment
Chid calm down. finally, carefully looking for a resolve word.[So, in another word, This is it! I should stop try to do something that I didn’t familiar with.]
Chid say out his word clearly, in the room which now engulfs with heavy feeling from the previous discussion.[Eleonora-sama, Just go outside already!]
With his word which not holding back and no any context, not only Eleonora, even Isadora also dumbfounded and look up at him.[To holed up in the room all the time, whether what happen to the country or we’re really fighting or not, you will never able to see it at all, right? it fine for you to hate fighting but you know? in order to know something exactly or determine something, you need to see it in order to do that…so go to see it as the re-present of this country!]
For him, this is a very simple and natural logic.
As long as he does not require to promptly response, gather the intel before an act is the basic tactic.
All of this time, this was the first action that he does naturally in this room.
As he stated his own reason and stretch out his hand to Eleonora, the girl stares at the outstretched hand while stunned.
This is a second time that he reach out to her.
The first time, to free her from the prison of stone and this second time, to break her free from the prison of the mind.
The both thing in common is she was trapped in the cage.
Not much time of suffering that pass.
She decided to belive in him again, the one who move to help her, who looked at the situation from another perspective, her knight.
With the hand of her knight. now, the princess took one step forward into outside world.
Once he knows again, he already outside the room.
Chid want to yell out and almost involuntarily on his knee.
His earlier word is nothing but a spurred thought that poped out in the heat of the moment.
To think that he splash such a whopping lacking manner word to the royal family party…. he suffered an involuntarily headached.
But right now, this is more serious problems.[Archid-sama? is there something wrong?]
The main issue for him right now is the princess’s hand.
There is no problem about escort someone out of her room but why their hand still holding hand of each other?
Right now, He was scared the most since they were alone, only able to came out with a thought from basis thinking process.[A, ah, everything is fine, I definitely properly show you around… First, let’s…]
When he turned around, he discovered the figure of his sister and his old playmate stuck their side to the wall and ear dropping.[…….naa!]
Chid stunned in his blush face. right now, he still holding the beauty princess’s hand.[You guys…what are you doing there!] [Chid, why I never hear the earlier word before? well, well. calm down. I see, I see, I got it now, Chid. Princess is cute isn’she? I too want to touch her!! arrrr, I envy you so much, a knight who escort the princess! the dream of every boy isn’t? am I right?] [How can you say something annoying like this, I will get mad, Ady! what are you trying to say? say something creepy like that! Arrr,shit, this is no different from your hobby!]
Aside from Chid who can’t keep up with an excuse, another person is made a consent along with Ady without permission.
It was Eru who is now fully smiling while looking at the two people.[All right, of course, I too will help out! let’s gathered all the knights, and find a good place to show the princess around! fufufuh, um, Now I really infected with a motivation too!!] [how reassuring…but you know? out of all thing…the cat is out of the bag already…]
The princess observes the playfulness of the trio, at Chid who got teased and pile up the tension, at he who gave up about stop them and just looked up at the sky.
A small laughter just coming out from his side.
It was Eleonora who laughing next to him.
From her current looking, the discouraging atmosphere until now completely disappears.
Although her’s haggard expression still remains, It seems that liveliness had returned to her again.[It is just as Archid-sama said, I wouldn’t see anything at all if still holed up even there is so much interesting outside the room.]
Chid was not able to laugh together with her word thank to Ady’s teasing.
But as he right now, a smile is the only thing that he can manage.[Then, Chid, It not good at all for you to stay dazed like that. If you, a knight does not properly escort the princess, it will make everyone look bad too.] [Yeah, yeah, let’s hurry up! arrr, for princess to lined up with Eru…this is it…this is the best…So cute!] [Ady, how far are you going to rotten….]
They guide Eleonora around while noisily chatting.
about Silver Phoenix knights, about new silhouette knight model, plenty thing to talk about.
Then, Eleonora was guided to workshop area.
Incidentally, while they moving to engineering section, It turns out that Chid still remains holding hand with the princess.[Thank goodness! seem like Ellen was able to come out at last!]
Isadora who came out of the room after the princess group left is standing in front of next room and yell out.[Rys-nii too, eavesdropping is a bad manner, you know?] [Eh? it not like I was hiding or something, I do it majestically! but since I don’t want to join the conversation, that why I waited in the next room!] […such an excuse…only Rys-nii would use it…]
No longer amazed at the word, Isadora shook her head and walk away.
Emurys got speechless and after he retakes back his mind, he chases after the girl and the princess group.