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“Hmph! It’s so pathetic that this is the first prince in this country!”
Oh? You have courage, knowing that I’m the first prince to say such a thing.
I direct my attention to the source of the voice.
“Oh, I see.”
His name is Bruno. Count Reinmayer’s eldest son, was staring at me.
In my previous life, Bruno Reinmayer was my follower.
He was widely regarded as the best swordsman among those admitted to the academy this year.
Count Reinmayer was a member of the First Queen’s faction at the time, which he was, but when it came to the execution, I remember him smiling wickedly behind Oscar.
“What should we do, Your Highness?”
Hanna approached behind me and whispered softly.
In other words, she asks if I want to… bring Bruno down.
“…Dealing with these little people is pointless. Above all, this person has no concept of such profanity in public.”
Apparently, Bruno also realized that he was made a fool of.
First of all, it’s good to see that he has at least a basic level of intelligence.
“So, what should we do? There are two options available to you. Either you kneel before me now and beg forgiveness, or I will arrest you for blasphemy.”
“Neither! I, Bruno Reinmayer, His Highness the Second Prince Oscar’s most devoted retainer, will punish the ungodly ‘Cold-Blooded Prince’!”
…I retract what I just said. He doesn’t have even a hint of intelligence, and it looks like muscles have taken over his head.
“Okay. Then this will be the last time I see you.”
Bruno’s carriage was surrounded by knights the moment I said that.
“H-Hey, what are you doing?! I’m the Order Commander’s eldest son! You know that, and you’re acting on it!”
“Catch this idiot.”
The knights dragged Bruno from the carriage, captured him, and took him away at my command.
“…He was an amazing fool.”
“I, too, can’t hide my surprise.”
If this had happened after entering the Royal Academy and on academy grounds, it could have been dismissed as typical student misbehavior.
However, this is occurring outside of the academy, in public. Of course, disrespect for the royal family is not tolerated.
The entrance ceremony is today. Many of the sons and daughters who will carry the kingdom into the next generation are on their way to the academy, and knights are keeping an eye on them to ensure nothing goes wrong.
That comment, in the midst of all of that…It’s not difficult to envision this happening.
“But…fufu, I’m looking forward to it right after the entrance ceremony.”
“Yeah, me too.”
“With all due respect, so do I.”
To Liz who giggled, Hannah and I nodded as we raised the corner of our mouth.
“And with that, the entrance ceremony is over.”
We, the new students, were the first to leave the auditorium after the entrance ceremony.
Of course, I delivered the speech, representing the new students.
It was held in an awkward atmosphere, because more than half of the students belonged to the Second Prince’s faction.
“Your Highness Dietrich!”
As soon as I exited the auditorium, Count Reinmayer, who had been waiting for me, rubbed his brow on the ground.
“What are you doing here, Your Excellency Reinmayer? And what about His Majesty the King’s protection?”
“Please! Please accept my apologies!”
Count Reinmayer sincerely apologizes without listening to me.
No, the king’s protection is your top priority; you have neglected your responsibilities.
“…I’m not sure what I should forgive you for.”
“Please… I beg you to hold your anger for the disrespect my son has shown to His Highness Dietrich…!
“Your excellency Reinmayer, is that really possible?”
Liz, who is standing next to me, fixes her gaze on Count Reinmayer and says quietly.
Count Reinmayer looks up at her and glares at Liz with a reproachful expression.
“Your Excellency Reinmayer—she’s my most cherished fiancee—what does that expression mean?”
“…Please forgive me.”
He ignored my words yet again and only pleaded with me.
This is not good enough.
“Excuse me, I have to go to class. Let’s go, Liz and Hannah.”
We ignore Count Reinmayer’s repeated apologies and proceed to the classroom.
“Even if the commander of the royal knights bowed so low, elder brother? Is that how royalty behaves?”
…Sure enough, Oscar has stepped in.
And behind him seems to be Otto, the second son of the Marquis of Collengel.
“So, Oscar, after hearing everything that man has said, do you still forgive him? Hanna.”
Hannah takes a step forward and recounts everything Bruno said.
[Hmph! It’s so pathetic that this is the first prince in this country!]
[Neither! I, Bruno Reinmayer, His Highness the Second Prince Oscar’s most devoted retainer, will punish the ungodly ‘Cold-Blooded Prince’!]
Hearing it again, it sounds like profanity to me.
Liz’s shoulders are trembling with rage.
“…What are your thoughts? Are you still willing to forgive after hearing that?”
I inquired, but he remained silent.
Yes, of course. If we, as royals, allow these words to go unchallenged, the nobles will no longer respect us.
Underappreciated royal houses are no better than puppets.
“Your Excellency Reinmayer—If you need forgiveness, ask His Majesty the King, not me.”
With these words, we successfully entered the classroom this time.
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