I Was Forced To Quit Being a Nun and Get Married Because of a Divine Prophecy ~the Wise Prince Who I Am Actually Marrying Is Someone Who Dotes on Me Excessively~ – Chapter 4

I Was Forced To Quit Being a Nun and Get Married Because of a Divine Prophecy ~the Wise Prince Who I Am Actually Marrying Is Someone Who Dotes on Me Excessively~ – Chapter 4


Chapter 4: Because there’s nothing left

Like a true gentleman and a knight, Korya escorted me.

As soon as we descended down the mountain trail, Korya bought a sturdy horse for us to ride. When I asked him why he didn’t buy two horses, including one for himself, he responded as follows:

“The road ahead is still rough. I will lead the horse while you ride it. Also, Eleni-sama, I don’t think you are used to riding horses. It’s not safe to let you handle the reins alone.”

I see, now that he explained it, it made sense. I haven’t ridden a horse before, and I don’t have the confidence to control the reins even if I was allowed to. Besides, if Korya were to pull the horse with me and our belongings instead, it would be easier to move forward since I am slow on foot.

“It’s been a while since I’ve ridden a horse like this. I was scolded a lot by my senior knights back then.”

“Is that so, Sir Korya?”

Please just call me Korya, Eleni-sama. There’s no need for formal language; I am just a knight, and you are a princess!”

“It seems that Korya likes romance.”

“Well, I am a knight after all!”

Korya blushed and laughed. He was a pure-hearted young man who admired the ideal of chivalry, and his presence was dazzling. It seemed that fate didn’t favor me, as even though there were good people like him in this country, I had never met them before. Or perhaps it was God’s will that a person like me, who lacked faith, should not meet a good young man like him.

The two of us and our horse hurried on our journey. It would take about a week from the monastery to the Duke Uranos’s castle, assuming nothing happened along the way.

During that time, Korya told me about the outside world, which I knew nothing about.

“Twenty years have passed since the Styx Kingdom established its absolute position by gaining recognition throughout the continent for its ownership of the Arche of Apeiron, the sanctuary where the main god Styx resides. However, wars continue to rage in various parts of the continent, and everywhere is exhausted from fighting. But the nobles won’t stop fighting. The Styx Kingdom has mediated many times, but its authority only gives rise to excuses from the worldly desires of the royal and noble families. It is believed that the Styx Kingdom will eventually use force to unify the continent, as they have grown tired of waiting.”

“I see… war is inevitable, isn’t it?”

“Most likely. While the Uranos Principality is currently far from war, there is no guarantee of peace. Therefore, we must establish connections with the powerful Styx Kingdom at all costs. That is what Duke Uranos desires.”

Gradually, Korya seemed to have realized what kind of person the Duke was, although he did not criticize him. It is not a good rumor anywhere in the world, in the past or in the present, for a parent to sell his or her daughter.

Or perhaps Korya had developed feelings for me. It’s not ideal, but it’s only for the duration of this journey. I decided not to hold back.

“I wonder what kind of person Prince Athanasios of the Styx Kingdom is.”

“According to rumors, he is a very intelligent person. He is the second prince of the current king of the Styx Kingdom, but that country does not operate under the dictatorship of a single king. Talented members of the royal family hold important positions and support the country from both secular and religious perspectives. That is why they can maintain such a strong and huge kingdom. It is safe to say that he will play a role in the future.”

“I understand that he is a very promising person, but it makes me feel like a mistake for someone like me to become his wife.”

“That is not true! Eleni-sama, please have more confidence!”

“How?”

“First of all, Eleni-sama is beautiful! Your elegance, grace, and above all, intelligence, make it clear that you are a princess. Your purity, which is not found in noble children, is truly the ideal princess!”

“Korya, do you really think so?”

“Yes!”

I remained calm. However, Korya seemed quite excited and was silent for a while, now feeling embarrassed.

“I’m sorry…”

“Don’t worry about it.”

Regardless of Korya’s foolishness, we continued our journey.


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