Chapter 68: Three reports
“Ah… how should I say it, that… sorry…”
As Finlay, the prince, stood awkwardly, Charlotte, who was next to him, let out a sigh.
“Finlay, I said to call out in front of the door before coming in.”
“Well, I didn’t think they’d be flirting so much inside… pst, I didn’t think it would feel so passionate!”
The prince and Charlotte whispered to each other.
It seems they thought we couldn’t hear, but it was perfectly audible.
I could feel my face getting hot with embarrassment.
“Ahem… Finn, Miss Charlotte.”
When William-sama cleared his throat and called out to the two of them, the prince and Charlotte jumped up.
“Wh-What is it, Will!!”
“William, what is it?!”
William-sama chuckled as the two of them turned around friendly at the same time.
“Well, um… Don’t you guys need something?”
When William-sama said that, Prince Finlay had a shocked expression.
“Right, I have something I want to tell Will and the knight over there… is it still okay now?”
Finlay, the prince, looked at us with upturned eyes.
At those words, “is it still okay now,” I was reminded of the situation earlier and my face grew even hotter with embarrassment.
William-sama glanced at me, smiled towards them, and then kissed my temple before turning back to Charlotte and Prince Finlay.
“Yeah, I think I’ll hear you out.”
Upon seeing that, Charlotte muttered,
“Wow, that’s really hot…”
and then spoke to us.
“First report. The treatment of the anti-royal faction has been decided.”
William-sama tensed up at Charlotte’s words.
“…so, what’s the treatment?”
“The nobles who tried to take over for the Martinez royal family after the rebellion will be imprisoned indefinitely after their family is wiped out, and the warriors who attacked Finlay and William will be given a chance for rehabilitation through hard labor. It was really tough to catch them all.”
Charlotte shrugged her shoulders.
Finlay, the prince, praised Charlotte for that.
“If it weren’t for Charlotte’s power, this rebellion by the anti-royal faction wouldn’t have been resolved. I’m really grateful.”
“Come on, Finlay, I was only able to make the decisive move because of Finlay’s rooting.”
They said that and looked at each other sheepishly.
For a while, the two of them looked at each other, but eventually the prince turned towards William-sama as if he had come to his senses.
“Well, anyway… second report! A group of scholars in the country have announced that there won’t be a large number of magical beasts for the next few hundred years!”
Prince Finlay happily announces.
Upon hearing that, William-sama shouted out in joy.
“That’s great! The people of the country will be pleased too.”
Prince Finlay puffed out his chest.
“Hmph, Will and I went through such an ordeal to fulfill our duties. We should at least be able to maintain peace.”
Prince Finlay was pleased with himself, but suddenly tensed up.
“Well, on the flip side, it’s also suggested that there could be a large number of magical beasts appearing hundreds of years from now. As a country, we plan to record the details of this case in writing and pass it down from generation to generation.”
William-sama nodded upon hearing that.
“It’s important to carry this on to the next generation. Let’s pray that the next disaster doesn’t turn into a major situation.”
A solemn atmosphere enveloped the room.
Charlotte’s cheerful voice broke that atmosphere.
“Lastly, the third report! Finlay should probably say this one.”
Charlotte gave Finlay, the prince, a meaningful look.
The prince chuckled and winked at Charlotte.
Then he took out a piece of paper.
“Ah, this is great news!!…but before that, I want to ask you guys something.”
Finlay, the prince, whispered as if he was going to say something secret.
“You guys are together, aren’t you?”
I, as a servant, forgot to keep my presence low and shouted out at the unexpected words.
“Ah, Leah and I are together.”
However, William-sama confidently affirmed that.
“Actually, I recently discovered that Leah is a woman. I love Leah whether they are male or female, and now we can get married with a big wedding.”
Prince Finlay nodded repeatedly at William-sama’s answer.
“Yeah, yeah. That’s right. Marriage between people of the same sex is not currently allowed by law. That’s why this… wait, what?! A woman?!”
The prince opened his eyes as wide as they could go and gaped.
Charlotte, standing next to him, also looked surprised.
The stunned prince seemed to snap out of it and hid the paper he was holding behind his back.
“Hahahaha…that’s good, right?! Congratulations! Congratulations! Invite me to the wedding, Will, hahahaha!!”
William-sama had a confused look on his face at the prince’s fake smile.
William-sama moved away from me and approached Prince Finlay.
“Finn, what is that you’re hiding behind your back?”
The prince’s face contorted at the question.
“Ahahaha, what are you talking about?! I don’t understand the meaning of what you’re saying at all!!”
William-sama slowly approached the retreating prince.
They went back and forth for a while, but ultimately William-sama managed to take the document from Finlay, the prince.
William-sama looked through the document.
“A law that allows same-sex marriage…?”
William-sama muttered and gave Prince Finlay a fierce look.
The prince was silent, but eventually he raised his hands to the sides of his head as if to surrender.
“…It has been brought up frequently as a royal palace issue. It’s not for your sake.”
He turned his head away and said that.
“Despite saying that you’re having a hard time dealing with the stubborn officials.”
Charlotte whispers quietly and Prince Finlay starts to panic.
“Charlotte, there’s no need to say something like that now!”
“But it’s true. I also had a hand in writing the opinion paper, so I have the right to say it.”
“Besides, in this situation, if we spill the beans, it’ll be awkward, right?!”
Charlotte and the Crown Prince began to argue noisily, but when William grabbed their shoulders, they looked at him in surprise.
“You two… really…”
William leaned his head down while still holding their shoulders.
Then he looked up slowly, his face contorted with emotion.
“Finn, Miss Charlotte… Thank you. I’m happy to feel your feelings.”
The two were silenced by William’s words.
Eventually, Crown Prince Finlay hugged William’s head.
“Will… be happy.”
Prince Finlay’s words, whispered as if in prayer.
Charlotte’s quiet voice melts into the space like a prayer.
William nods strongly at the words.
“It’s okay. I’ve never been happier.”
Saying that, William pulled them closer and turned to me with a smile.