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“Hahaha, let’s call it a day here.”
Gustav announces the end of the training with a satisfied smile as I lie down on the floor.
“…Wasn’t it tougher today than usual?”
“Of course. I would have lost if I had been gentle with his highness.”
I took Gustav’s hand in mine and stood up.
“… if we could build up his Highness’ body a little more, I’d lose then.”
“I don’t think so. After all, Gustav is the strongest knight in the kingdom.”
Gustav, who shakes his head, gave me a sharp look when I told him.
“Hahaha! I never imagined His Highness would appreciate me in such a way!”
“…What are you talking about? I always believed so.”
Gustav cracks a grin and slaps me on the back.
Ugh…this guy… has completely forgotten that I am whipped and wounded.
“It is time, Your Highness…”
“Yes, it is—Gustav, I’m going to need you to train me again.”
“Leave it to me!”
Gustav thumped his chest, and I left the training ground with Hanna.
“Your Highness, you have a geography lesson coming up in a few minutes; why don’t you take a bath first?”
“All right… Is Marguerite still having her history lesson?”
“Yes, she’s probably in the middle of a lesson right now.”
Because of the First Queen, the first day was ruined in the morning…
I’m concerned about Marguerite’s ability to attend classes comfortably…
“Let’s look at Marguerite’s class, then go to Geography class.”
Hanna accompanies me into the classroom where Marguerite is.
“Well… Let’s see what’s going on…”
“…Your Highness, you don’t have to peer through the door like that; why don’t you just walk in?”
“What should I say? I’m not going to disrupt Marguerite’s class.”
Marguerite is nervous on her first day here, so I must keep an eye on her… What’s that look in your eyes, Hanna?
“…The Kingdom of Estonia was founded with the people’s support. Then, I believe we should follow the lead of countries that have reflected on the past, listen to the voices of the people, and promote policies that will improve people’s lives, leading to national prosperity. Am I correct?”
“…It’s not what you think, Marguerite-sama.”
When the teacher asked Marguerite a question, she looked very serious, but the teacher made a face and didn’t take the question seriously.
I don’t know the specifics of the situation because I just arrived, but it appears that the teacher does not agree with Marguerite’s question.
“How’s your history class going, Marguerite?”
Not caring to interrupt the class, I walked into the room and approached Marguerite.
Marguerite appeared surprised for a moment, but quickly returned to her dignified demeanor.
“Yes! I was just learning about the events surrounding the kingdom’s founding.”
“Your-Your Highness Dietrich. We were just learning about the great first king, Sun King Rudolph Tu Estline…
When I looked at the teacher, he quickly began to explain the lesson’s content.
“Hmm… I only heard a few words. But what did Marguerite ask of the teacher?”
“Yes. The kingdom was exhausted from previous wars when the Sun King founded it. However, the Sun King preferred to enrich his kingdom through more wars and the exploitation of neighboring countries. However, given the context of the kingdom’s establishment, I asked if we should instead follow the path of superior power rule.”
Yes, I see… So Marguerite’s point is that we should not only look at the positive aspects of the first king, but also understand our history and connect it to the future.
“And what did the teacher have to say about that?”
“Y-Yes. First and foremost, Marguerite-sama is His Highness Dietrich’s future wife. But she could not possibly be interested in politics. So I was in the process of explaining it.”
The teacher states this proudly.
If that’s the case, isn’t it obvious what’s right and wrong at a glance?
“Teacher, what do you know about the queen’s role?”
“Did you not hear me? I’m asking what you know about the queen’s role.”
I ask the teacher again in hushed tones.
“W-Well, of course, it is to help the king, to support him, and to produce a worthy heir.”
“I see. Then how does the queen support the king?”
“I believe it is the queen’s duty, for example, to support the king when he is tired…”
Does this person truly believe that?
When I heard the one-sided response, I frowned.
“Stop being ridiculous! A queen does not wh*re for herself!”
I yelled, making the teacher shudder.
“Listen! A queen is the one who, along with the king, supports the country and leads the people to happiness! Her job is to be close to the king, to warn him when he makes a mistake, and to lead him to righteousness! Such a respectful individual is the ideal queen I seek!”
The teacher simply nodded, breaking out in a cold sweat.
What will Marguerite learn from this?
“Enough! I will teach Marguerite from here—you step back!”
The teacher bolts upright and storms out of the classroom.
“Good grief… It’s disgraceful that he calls himself a teacher…”
“Di-Dietrich-sama… I apologize. I’ve gotten you into unnecessary trouble…”
Marguerite apologizes by bowing her head.
“Marguerite… Why should you apologize? You only asked that teacher the necessary questions to become my queen. Rather, I admire her concern for the country and the people.”
Yes… Marguerite asked, because she believes it is the proper thing to do as queen.
It would be wrong to dismiss her based on preconceived notions.
“I am so proud to have you as my fiancee.and, when I become king, please keep a close eye on me.”
“Dietrich-sama… Yes, I will strive to remain righteous in order to stand beside you…”
Marguerite and I held hands, looked at each other, and exchanged vows.
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