“Emillia was waiting for that person, wasn’t she?”
“. . . . .Yes.”
It seems Chris’ guess was correct.
Emillia, blushing bright red, nodded in response, and,
I wish she had told me earlier, I think.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
“. . .Because, I thought it would be impossible for him to come to pick me up.
He said he would definitely pick me up when I returned to the country, and that we should get married, but
After thinking about it, both he and I are royalty, and at that time there were no diplomatic relations between the countries. . .”
“Ah, I see. That’s certainly true.
Back then, Emillia was only about nine years old, so it’s not unreasonable to think that way.”
“Right? Ishura was only ten too. . .Both of us didn’t understand anything.
After returning to the country and not being able to see each other, I realized that it was a far, far away country.
So. . .although I don’t like it, I thought it would be inevitable if I were forced into a political marriage.
I think my sister would choose someone who isn’t strange, after all.”
“So that’s why you didn’t refuse right away.
It was surprising because I thought Emillia would refuse immediately.”
Considering Emillia, who usually speaks her mind quite clearly, I thought she would say no if she didn’t like it.
When I say that, Emillia’s face becomes a little sullen, perhaps out of embarrassment.
“. . .If I were to live in the palace, I would understand that I’m royalty, whether I like it or not.
It’s different from when I returned to Eugenis and didn’t know anything.
I don’t want to be royalty without doing anything. . .”
“Fufufu. Emillia is really a good girl.
So, let me ask you again? This marriage is not a political one.
There’s no problem if you refuse the proposal from the other side,
And there’s no problem if you accept it either.”
“. . .Is it really okay?”
“Yes. But we can’t do it right away.
There are conditions for marrying Emillia, who has the right to the throne, to Rujail.
It will be impossible to get Emillia out of the royal family for a while, and
If we wait, there may be more marriage proposals coming from elsewhere. . .
I would prefer Prince Ishura to become a son-in-law in Eugenis.
What do you think, Emillia?”
“That is. . .It would be painful for me to go to another country without fulfilling any responsibilities.
It would be okay if it were a political marriage. . .but it’s not.
. . .Will he become a son-in-law?”
Not having fulfilled the responsibilities as royalty.
Born as a member of the royal family, and many taxes have been used for that.
Therefore, there is an obligation as royalty, and one must give back through public duties and other work.
Some may think there’s no obligation because they were born noble.
If Emillia feels a sense of responsibility as a member of the royal family, I think I’m glad.
But as for me, I want to let her marry someone she loves if possible.
There’s no problem with the status if the partner is royalty. Relations between the two countries are good.
I think the rest of the conditions will depend on the discussions from now on. . .
“Let’s consult with uncle.
I can’t say anything without knowing the situation in Rujail.
But I’ll do my best for Emillia.”
“Thank you, sister!”
Perhaps she was very happy, but she hugged me for the first time in a long time.
When I tried to pat her head, I ended up patting her back because we’re about the same height.
I feel that she has really grown since the first time we met.
She has started working in public affairs, so I don’t know where marriage proposals may come from.
I want to finish talking with Rujail before receiving any proposals from domestic nobles.
So as not to get interrupted, I thought I’d hurry and negotiate.
After Emillia left, I asked David again.
“Can you contact my uncle again?
I have something to discuss urgently.”
“I understand. I will contact him immediately.”
A reply came quickly from my uncle.
Apparently, he read the letter I sent with the messenger on the spot and wrote back immediately.
It said he would visit the palace tomorrow or later.
Seeing the paragraph about my uncle being doting and wanting to consult about Emillia’s engagement,
It seems that he was stopped by my aunt from coming to the palace as he intended.
We all laughed at the story that was so like him.