𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟔𝟒: 𝐓𝐲𝐫𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧
It was two weeks after receiving the summoning letter that Tyran-san returned.
Holding the letter that arrives every other day, Demon King-sama had been restless.
He told me that he would be sad if there were no snacks when Tyran-san returned, so I also made extra stock.
The two of us spend time looking at the location of the teleportation magic circle, wondering when he will come back.
Then, there was a flash of light, and Tyran-san appeared.
However, he was in a completely exhausted state.
“Welcome back. Um, are you okay?”
Something must have been very difficult for him, as he collapsed onto the floor.
“I want Dairy’s donuts.”
He only said that and seemed to lose consciousness. He didn’t even twitch. Perhaps there was a big dispute among humans.
The only things I can do for the tired Tyran-san right now are to cover him with a blanket and fry the donuts he requested.
“Demon King-sama, please watch over Tyran-san.”
“Yes. If anything happens, I will contact you, so make sure to have the communication device.”
I entrust Tyran-san to Demon King-sama and run to the kitchen.
With the help of Migi-san and Hidari-san, we make a batch of bite-sized donut dough.
I fry plain ones for the two of them, and I fry raisin-filled donuts that Tyran-san likes.
I pile them up on a plate and bring them to the king’s chamber along with milk.
Demon King-sama sticks close to Tyran-san’s side. When he catches sight of me, he starts shaking his body.
“Tyran, Dairy made donuts for you. They’re freshly made and hot.”
Upon hearing that, Tyran-san starts to stir. He still looks sluggish, but he opens his eyes slightly and sniffs with his nose.
“Be careful, they’re hot.”
Even Demon King-sama, who usually asserts his share, doesn’t seem to have the intention to do so this time.
While helping Tyran-san sit up, I tell him, “There’s plenty. Eat as much as you like.”
Tyran-san, who seems like he might fall asleep again, reaches out for the donuts. Then, he starts eating them with both hands.
“There’s milk too, you know.”
I thought there would be some leftovers, but the donuts were completely eaten. The milk that I brought in a bottle is also gone.
Demon King-sama looks a little sad.
But Tyran-san seems to have recovered as much as he ate. He now has a slightly human-like expression.
However, his complexion is still pale, and his beard is untrimmed.
There are clear dark circles under his eyes. Thanks to the magic of daily life, his robe is completely clean, and his hair remains neat, which makes the discrepancy more noticeable.
“I feel calm here, after all.”
“What happened? Did someone invade a certain country…?”
“No, it’s not that. I’m just having trouble finding someone.”
“The woman whom the hero promised to marry has disappeared.”
After putting food in his stomach, Tyran-san seems to be getting sleepy. While rowing the boat drowsily, he tells me about the purpose of this gathering.
Summarizing Tyran-san’s story, it goes like this:
A woman disappeared shortly after the hero’s party returned.
The cause of her disappearance was probably the rumors of his marriage to the princess.
In fact, some members of the royal family, nobles, and the church were trying to forcefully proceed with the marriage to the Great Saint princess.
It was also one of their strategies to have it reported in the media. It was an unavoidable situation for the woman to believe it.
However, as soon as the hero returned, he apparently sent a letter saying, “I will definitely come back, so please wait.”
The hero was convinced that she was waiting for him and returned to the village two months ago. But there was no sign of his “beloved”. In the first place, she wasn’t even there when he returned to the village.
He lamented that she couldn’t believe it and was furious, saying that if she wasn’t found, he would kill the princess who caused it.
Not only the princess but also anyone involved in trying to proceed with the marriage or the plan would not be forgiven.
Realizing the seriousness of the situation, the country started a search two months ago.
But she couldn’t be found at all. That’s why Tyran-san, who can deploy magic over a wide area, was called.
He wonders what the national defense crisis is. He complains that it’s a nuisance to get involved in petty arguments.
Nevertheless, he must have fulfilled his role properly in this situation. He is, after all, a serious person, no matter what.
I feel frustrated that I have no clue about “the woman” who was supposed to be engaged to the Hero or if he had intended to abandon me from the beginning.
At this point, I can forgive the fact that he was two-timing, but why did he stop the marriage with me and the village chief’s son?
If he had plans to marry another woman, it should have been convenient for him. There was no reason to stop my engagement.
It’s too selfish to interfere with someone else’s marriage and then lament that his future with the person he loves has been hindered.
I can understand involving the royal family and the church, who caused this situation, but why drag Tyran-san, who has no relation to this, into it? It’s giving me a headache. “