An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 49
Chapter 49: The First Prince
Acrysta Waterway Management Bureau, Director.
His evil plot was stopped just before it could be completed.
He was taken to the capital and admitted to the charges, and imprisoned as a criminal.
The incident was resolved without causing any major problems.
There was only one person who held unresolved feelings.
Prince Julius, who was handling the aftermath in his office, muttered with a sigh.
“In the end, he was just a petty criminal…and had nothing to do with the curse incident.”
In his mind, he recalled the words of a former nobleman (duke’s son) who had once tried to kill him.
Please remember this well.
There are many who aim for you and your country.
The giant evil that lurks behind this country.
It was clear that if left alone, it would become the greatest threat to the kingdom.
However, since Cain’s downfall, there hasn’t been any noticeable movement.
“Was he lying… Or…”
Is he waiting for something?
In any case, he determined that he shouldn’t neglect his vigilance, for the sake of her safety.
Before he could finish his sentence, the door to his room opened.
Someone entered before he could give permission to enter the prince’s room.
It is an extremely rude act, but it’s forgiven for this person.
Because he is——
“Long time no see, Julius.”
As fellow princes.
The first prince, Klaus Euclis.
He is Julius’s older brother and the leading candidate for the next king.
His appearance is similar to his younger brother Julius.
“I heard you’ve returned.”
“Yeah. I just got back a little while ago. You seem busy though?”
“Is that so? I heard you’re still doing dangerous things.”
Julius reacts with a twitch.
“What are you talking about?”
“Hahaha, you still want to show off, don’t you?”
Julius hasn’t told his brother about what he’s been doing in secret with the royal guards.
It’s entirely his own decision.
Even if he fails, he wants to minimize the impact on his brother and father.
“Don’t push yourself too hard. You’ve always had a tendency to overdo things. If you brandish your justice carelessly, evil will strike back.”
“Hahaha, I’m well aware of that.”
It was something that Julius had only recently experienced.
It was unexpected even for him, as Prince Julius.
“Father is also worried about you. It’s great that you’re working for us, but you should also think about your own future.”
“I’ve been thinking about it…. Especially lately.”
“Is that so? Then it’s perfect. I have good news for you.”
“A marriage proposal.”
Julius opened both of his eyes wide.
“A marriage proposal?”
“Yes. You’ve met her before. It’s Princess Meryl-sama from our sister country. There’s no one more suitable as your partner.”
“Why… all of a sudden?”
Klaus tilted his head.
“Isn’t it sudden? It’s been talked about before. You’re already an adult. It’s about time you had a fiance. If I become king, you’ll be the first prince. If that happens, people’s expectations of you will be even higher than they are now.”
“What, are you dissatisfied? Even in my eyes, I think she’s a perfect match for you. Personality, appearance, status… all of them are perfect for you.”
If his older brother Klaus says so, then it must be true.
He’s acquainted with Princess Meryl from before.
A woman who looks stunning in glamorous dresses.
He thinks she’s bright, graceful, and charming as a woman.
But the flower of the smile that blooms deep in his heart has a different name.
Lately, I’ve been hearing new rumors.
“Have you heard? His Highness is going to be engaged.”
“Huh? Wasn’t it just talk about a potential marriage proposal?”
“Is that so? The word I heard is that the marriage proposal is already over and they’re planning to get engaged.”
As I walk down the hallway, such rumors are circulating.
As for me…
“Your mind is elsewhere, isn’t it?”
Nero-kun points it out to me.
I suddenly realized it.
If I notice, I’ve been sitting still with my work undone for a while.
“If you’re that concerned, why don’t you ask the person directly?”
“But… His Highness seems busy lately.”
Since the incident at Acrysta, I haven’t been able to see His Highness much.
I was busy with the aftermath, and I had my own work to do for several days.
Just as things were finally settling down, I heard those rumors again.
I want to confirm them, but to be honest, I’m scared.
“Good grief. You could solve it with just one question.”
Nero-kun lets out a big sigh.
“Looking at your depressed face is bringing me down too. Go ask him right now.”
“Huh, right now?”
“That’s right. Ask and you’ll feel better. If you can’t do it, then I’ll publicly announce that you’re in love with the prince——”
“I-I’ll go right now!”
I quickly stood up from my seat and rushed out of the laboratory.
On the other side of the closing door, Nero-kun looked at me with a bewildered face and laughed.
I know what he’s trying to say.
If I just ask, I should be able to feel relieved.
Rumors are just rumors, and His Highness’s heart…
“I found him.”
He was standing in the middle of the hallway, blocking the way.
Your Highness… No…
It’s not His Highness…he looks similar, but his gaze is a little sharper.
“Nice to meet you, Freya Roster-san. I’m Klaus Euclis’, Julius’ older brother,.”
“Your Highness Klaus?!”
It’s my first time having a proper conversation with him.
And also my first time facing him like this.
This person… is the Crown Prince.
“There’s something I want to talk about. Would you accompany me?”