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“Here it is, enjoy your meal!”
In the evening, Liz and I are honored guests at a dinner hosted by Viscount Reinke.
The other guests include the city’s merchants and landowners, as well as neighboring nobles, so there are a lot of people here. That’s too many people to alleviate Liz’s fatigue…
“Fufu… Dee-sama, isn’t your expression getting a little grim?”
“Mu? I-Is that true?”
When Liz points this out, I caress and relax my face.
“Liz, you are free to leave this dinner party whenever you want, okay?”
“I really don’t want to. I knew you were worried about me, didn’t you? “
She speaks with a slightly pouty expression.
Since that day, Liz has been actively participating in these dreary dinners with me as my fiancee, as future queen.
I’ve always told her that she doesn’t have to go through this.
[Fufu… I am delighted to stand by Dee-sama’s side and assist him.]
Liz, on the other hand, wants to be close by.
She is, indeed, more than I deserve.
“…I don’t want you to be overwhelmed by the way you think of me and stand by me because you are such a precious person to me.”
“It’s not unreasonable, considering how happy I am to be by your side and how much it heals my heart.”
“Of course, I feel the same way.”
…I’m not sure. This kind of arguing always takes the same detour.
“Fufu! I suppose the conclusion is the same this time as well”
I suppose so, and she appears to be happy.
“Haha! Ah, you’re right!”
I, too, cracked a smile at the sight of her.
“I look forward to tomorrow’s entertainment, Your Highness Dietrich!”
Viscount Reinke and the other guests at today’s dinner agreed.
In fact, I said this to everyone at the dinner’s first greeting.
[In exchange for today’s outstanding banquet, I will perform a special entertainment tomorrow…]
That’s exactly what I said.
I didn’t discuss what “entertainment” would be, but… how many attendees will remain, that’s the question.
I was lifting the corners of my mouth as I thought about that.
“Your Highness Dietrich… May I speak with you?”
“Hm? What is it?”
Viscount Reinke waves me over with a sardonic smile, and I take a step away from Liz to stand next to him.
“…Actually, I’d like to recommend something…”
“Oh? What is it?”
I asked the whispering Viscount of Reinke with interest.
“You’ll have to see… But I’m sure His Highness Dietrich will be overjoyed.”
I pause for a moment to contemplate.
The fact that he has made such an offer here leads me to believe that it is more akin to human trafficking.
“I understand. I look forward to it.”
“Yes…! Then I’ll send someone to meet you in His Highness Dietrich’s room later—please wait.”
Viscount Reinke then exited.
“…Did you hear that, Liz?
“Do you think I’m the reason he won’t let me hear him?”
Liz turned her spine-chilling gaze to Viscount Reinke’s back and told me in an emotionless voice.
Umu… I haven’t seen her this angry since Yennie went into heat…
“So, what are your plans?”
“For the time being, I’m going to accept Viscount Reinke’s offer. To be safe, I’ll ask Hanna to accompany me and Yennie to accompany you.”
“…that would be ideal.”
Liz is a little grumpy, but she agrees.
“Yes… What do Fuaa~a?!”
“I’ll come to your room whenever Viscount Reinke’s business is finished, no matter how late it is. I apologize for being so selfish, but if you’re still awake, may I save your warmth in this manner? “
I hugged Liz and whispered in her ear.
Perhaps Viscount Reinke’s recommendation… is likely to be vulgar as well as nauseating…
I’d like to get my fix of Liz later.
“Fufu… I’m not sure I can sleep with such a cheerful request, so I’m looking forward to Dee-sama’s arrival…”
“…Please wait for me.”
I gently pull away from Liz, who is beaming brightly.
“Should we go back to our room, Liz?”
I took her hand and we walked back to our room.
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