The Bewilderment of the Sacrificial Second Princess ~ Married Into the Enemy Country as a Hostage Princess, but Was Strangely Welcomed With Open Arms~ – Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Reasons for the great welcome
“Welcome! Let’s raise a toast to Princess Claire’s wedding procession!”
As I took my seat in the upper section of the banquet hall, the room was already filled with guests. Many important figures were in attendance, including His Majesty and the Queen, as well as His Highness Auglia.
I attempted to stand up and formally greet His Majesty and the Queen, since I hadn’t yet introduced myself, but they stopped me, saying that this was a relaxed gathering and I could stay seated.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m Claire, the second imperial princess, and recently married into the family. I apologize for not greeting you yesterday. I’m not quite sure why I’m being welcomed with such warmth.”
Everyone seemed to understand that this was a casual gathering, as numerous toasts were made “in honor of Crown Princess Claire” throughout the evening.
“It’s wonderful that you’re here. Our country has recently gained independence, but we lack something crucial for our rebuilding and future progress… knowledge. I heard from Auglia and our country’s spies about you. In our land, you are known as the bearer of living knowledge.”
The absence of books means that the only way for knowledge to be passed down is through oral tradition and the cultivation of skilled craftsmen.
A single trigger can set off a chain of events, but the Baratonia Kingdom was the first colony and many of its stories may have been lost over the generations due to the lack of technology for paper-making, even though they have some books on their own history.
I finally understood. That’s certainly welcome. Most of the knowledge that the Faithnum Empire possesses is now in my head.
My father probably only brought me here because he was after the bloodline of this country’s royalty, but I don’t have much love for my homeland or family.
“Father, that way I’ll be misunderstood. ——Claire, let’s talk about it later. The reason I wanted you.”
“Hahaha, that’s true. If it was anyone but Claire, I was going to complain and request a replacement. Our country welcomes only Claire. Auglia is particularly eager about it.”
Does Prince Auglia have an ulterior motive?
Knowing the reason why I won’t be murdered or mistreated is enough for me to feel comfortable and live at ease, but what could be the reason between us who just met?
When I looked at the prince, he smiled and misled me with his charming grin. A handsome smile is not easy to resist.
Regardless, if I am needed, I will be safe.
Feeling secure, I picked up the glass near me and started to savor the feast.
Throughout the day, I engaged in conversation with the Queen, His Highness Auglia, and His Majesty while relishing the banquet.
I think it’s correct not to tighten the corset.