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Hanna takes us to a special room for private guests connected to the cafeteria.
Here, we can talk without being concerned about the outside world.
We took our seats, and the food was brought in one by one at Hanna’s signal.
Normally, the food is served in the order that we prefer, but I believe Hanna wanted us to be able to focus on our conversation. All of the dishes have been placed on the table.
“All right, let’s eat quickly.”
So we began our meal.
“By the way, I understand Oscar is close to His Highness Charles…”
“Yes, when His Highness Oscar first visited the Carolin Empire, Charles hosted a dinner party for him—they have met every time His Highness Oscar visits the empire since then.”
So it was Prince Charles, not Oscar, who initiated contact.
“Is that something that bothers you?”
“If I said I wasn’t bothered, I’d be lying. My position is also not rock solid. Just like you…”
“Ufufu, Is that true?”
Princess Roxanne smiled as she heard my words.
However, as expected, she does not appear to show us what she had in mind.
In that case, I…
“…Dee-sama, let us first finish our lunch before we talk. The food will cool.”
Liz said with a smile as I was about to begin a conversation.
I guess I was a little too hasty.
“Yes, you are correct. So, your Highness Roxanne, I hope this is satisfactory.”
“Yes, I appreciate the food.”
Her Highness Roxanne uses a knife to cut the food and bring it to her mouth.
“Ufufu, it’s delectable.”
“That makes me happy—this marinade is also tasty.”
“Is that so?!”
Then we enjoyed the meal together.
“Liz… Thank you very much—you are a woman I cannot live without.”
“Ufufu, you’re welcome.”
Ah… My feelings for Liz are overflowing…
“Liz, you’re a little dirty.”
Liz’s lips had some sauce on them, so I licked it off with my finger.
That certainly cleaned up the mess, but you shouldn’t have been surprised. But it’s nice to hear your lovely voice.
“Ufufu, are fiancés so close to each other?”
Princess Roxanne asked us with a merry laugh at the sight of us..
“Well… I’m not sure about the others, but Liz is definitely special to me. There is no doubt about it.”
“Fua…Y-Yes…Dee-sama is also special to me…”
Liz’s voice fades as she follows my words.
I love her so much that I can’t stop myself from hugging her right now.
“By the way, isn’t Princess Roxanne already engaged?”
I dared to ask her a question I already knew the answer to.
And the fact that she doesn’t have a fiance.
“Ufufu… Unfortunately, it’s too early to get married.”
Princess Roxanne smiles lonesomely at these words.
Yes, “early” for her to get engaged.
… until she and Prince Charles settle their throne dispute,
“Ufufu! The food in the Kingdom of Estline is truly delectable!”
“I’m glad it appeals to Your Highness Roxanne’s taste.”
We’re now chatting over a cup of tea after lunch.
“Well… Let us now move on to more serious matters. As I mentioned before the meal, I am also competing with my brother Oscar for the title of Crown Prince. We’re attempting to rally our allies, capture His Majesty’s attention, and earn everyone’s respect.”
“… It’s the same as me and Charles.”
As I speak, His Highness Roxanne is looking down.
“Oscar has already joined hands with His Highness Charles, according to Her Highness Roxanne. If that’s the case, wouldn’t it be a good idea for me and Roxanne to join forces?”
It may sound aggressive, but it is still preferable to a relaxed bargain.
This is how I met many invaluable friends.
“…I wasn’t expecting His Highness Dietrich to extend his hand without hesitation.”
“Haha… I’m a clumsy man. But I want to look good in front of a woman who likes my clumsiness.”
So I turned to face Liz, who was standing next to me.
My precious person.
Princess Roxanne thinks about it while closing her mouth.
“I understand. I will gladly accept your offer.”
“Oh! Thank you very much!”
I made a deep bow to Princess Roxanne.
I had done a lot of work to get ready for negotiations, but I didn’t expect her to accept my offer so quickly.
“Ufufu… Actually, I had intended to request His Highness Dietrich’s assistance from the start. However, I was considering declining if you were the type of person who looks at people with a condescending gaze like His Highness Oscar.”
Princess Roxanne smiles bitterly at this.
A false mask, unlike the nobility and the people, is not acceptable in the eyes of a country’s princess, is it?
And Prince Charles must have made use of this disguise.
“So, from now on, I look forward to working with you.”
“It’s my pleasure.”
Princess Roxanne and I smiled as we shook hands.
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