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It’s been a week since we left the Royal Capital.
We’ve arrived in the city of Mainrich.
“I see it now, Your Highness.”
“Ah, I see.”
Gustav says through the window, and I look ahead from the carriage: So this is the city of Mainrich.
It is a medium-sized city in the Kingdom of Estline, but its main industry is agriculture, and there are few visitors from outside.
As a result, it’s easy to notice when someone else walks in, and there’s little room for crime to be committed.
On the other hand, because it is a closed environment, it is difficult for city problems to leak out.
In other words, it is the best place for criminals to commit their crimes…
“Fufu… My arms are itching.”
Liz giggles. But I don’t want anything to happen to her…
“Yes. It’s unfortunate that we can’t “handle” it better.”
No, Hanna, don’t say anything so dangerous.
“Even so, I’m sure we’ve already informed them that your Highness is coming to visit, but how can there be no one here to greet him?”
Gustav murmurs with a furrowed brow.
“Don’t say anything like that. Maybe, Viscount Reinke believes that if he acts friendly toward me in public, he will be unable to apologize to Oscar.”
“But, Your Highness, aren’t you here by order of His Majesty the King? It would be impolite to be treated in this manner.”
“Yes, indeed. But, since Viscount Reinke will eventually “pay” the price sooner rather than later, we should forgive him.”
“W-Well, that is correct, but…”
I nudged him with a wry smile, and Gustav rode his horse to the front of the carriage, looking unconvinced.
“Fufu… Sir Gustav would be very angry if this was how his lordship was treated.”
“I agree. As a result, I must demonstrate once more that Gustav was right to choose me as his lord during this inspection.
“Yes. Please allow me to brag about my lovely fiancée.”
Liz says this while leaning against my shoulder.
Liz hasn’t become clumsy since that day, but she has started to show me different expressions and attitudes.
Liz was very attentive to me in my previous life.
And now she has opened up so much to me and given me her undivided attention…
Mainrich’s gates finally open, and we enter.
“Now… I’ll show you who Dietrich Tu Estline is.”
I muttered and lifted the corner of my mouth.
“No, you are more than welcome!”
When I arrived at Baron Reinke’s residence, the lord of Mainrich, the viscount himself, greeted me with a smile.
I have some thoughts on such an appearance, but there is no point in stressing over minor details.
“There is no reason to be concerned. You are aware of the reason for my visit, aren’t you?”
“Of course, His Highness Dietrich will look into any problems in this city, right?”
“Then, please go ahead—Oh, wait a moment. First and foremost, why don’t you unwind after your long journey? Particularly since your fiancée, Marguerite-sama, is also present…”
I was about to leave for an inspection when Viscount Reinke stopped me, circled in front of me, and smiled flatteringly.
“Hmm…What do you think, Liz?”
“Well… After all, it took us a week to get here, and I really need to unwind…”
“If Marguerite-sama requests it, I will gladly comply. I will do everything in my power to make you feel welcome!”
“I understand. Then I’ll take you at your word.”
I accepted Viscount Reinke’s proposal and informed Gustav that the inspection would begin the following day.
“Please, come this way.”
He led us into the house, and we’ll be staying here for the next two weeks…
“… Lord Reinke, what is all this about?”
“Hm? What exactly do you mean?”
“No, I’m asking why Liz and I share a room together.”
I say it a little too loudly.
Despite the fact that Liz and I are fiancees, we are still only fifteen years old.
W-Well, you know, that kind of relationship is far too early…
Above all, it would be impossible to do so in Viscount Reinke’s house, which is about to be demolished… Making love is impossible.
“I understand. I’ll get a room ready for Marguerite-sama right away.”
“Please do so.”
Until then, I kept Liz in my room until Liz’s room was ready.
“W-What is Lord Reinke thinking?”
“W-Well, that’s true. You’re absolutely right.”
Liz hid her red face with a feather fan, and I nodded nervously.
“Well, I was considering a special location on a special night…”
Liz murmurs quietly to herself.
But Liz, you may have unconsciously whispered it, but my ears and heart are fully hearing it..
…when I return to the royal palace, I’ll be ready in case something like that happens.
Hanna clears her throat and we cower.
“…N-Now that we’re inside the house, let’s make contact, Hanna.”
“Yes, I’ll bring her over here.”
Hanna exited the room with a reverent curtsy.
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