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“So… What exactly would be our mutual benefits if we worked together?
Princess Roxanne contemplates with her hand over her mouth.
This is her habit, just as it was in her previous life.
But despite the fact that I’ve joined hands with her, this is a negotiation. It’s critical that we get the best deal possible for both of us.
“… I’d be content with three years of peace in this country… and to be accompanied by His Highness Dietrich on my triumphant return to the Empire.”
So she has two demands right now, I see.
The first concern is her personal safety while in this country.
I think that she wants an escort and more security so that she doesn’t end up in Prince Charles’s hands.
The second is to help her advance in the Carolin Empire.
Is she expecting me to prepare a gift for the Carolin Empire if I accompany her to the Carolin Empire?
“I understand. In the name of Dietrich Tu Estline, I promise you these two things.
I bowed reverently after saying this.
However, I have already begun planning for the first one.
The border with the Carolin Empire, which is ruled by the Marquess of Metzelder, is guarded by a number of agents who report directly to my father-in-law, the Marquis of Friedenreich.
In addition, the Marquess of Metzelder has fortified Rhinesbrook in preparation for the upcoming day.
As a result, not a single assassin sent by Prince Charles will be able to return to the empire.
“Ufufu. Your Highness Dietrich, now it’s your turn. What exactly do you want from me?
In response, I stroked my chin with a thoughtful gesture.
But there is one thing I need from her.
“I would be honored if you would give me your blessing… when I become crown prince when Her Highness Roxanne succeeds to the throne.”
“…Is that all you desire?”
“Yes, I don’t want anything else.”
So… All I need is for her to recognize me as the crown prince of my kingdom.
This will prove that I am the rightful crown prince and make it harder for Oscar to start a rebellion like he did before.
For if he does, Oscar will be labeled a traitor for opposing the Carolin Empire’s recognized crown prince.
And I’ll have Oscar the traitor stand in front of the decapitation table.
“Truly…My opinion of His Highness Dietrich is changing by the day.”
“I’m glad to hear that. It’s better than to be despised.”
“Ufufu, you have a funny way of saying that.”
Princess Roxanne and I are both smiling at each other.
“Afternoon classes are about to begin, Your Highness.”
“Yes, I see. Oh my goodness—time flies by so quickly.”
“Yes, it was a delicious lunch. I’d like to invite you to join me in the future if it’s possible.”
“Haha, by all means.”
We rise from our seats and exit the room.
But I’m relieved that our talks with Princess Roxanne went well.
Liz smiled as she took my hand in hers.
Yes, I brought Princess Roxanne to our side because I want to be with you in the future.
“Let’s go, Liz.”
I took Liz’s hand and led her to the classroom.
“That concludes today’s class.”
Suzan-sensei signaled the end of the class, and the students prepared to leave.
The students are all returning to the same dormitory.
“Let’s go back, Dee-sama.”
Liz, too, was getting ready to leave and came over to my seat.
It’s difficult to accept that Liz and I are sitting so far apart, no matter how much the order is determined by our initials.
Our daily school life would have been more enjoyable if we had been seated next to each other.
“Ufufu, Excuse me, Your Highness Dietrich, Marguerite-sama…”
“Thank you very much, Your Highness Roxanne.”
Her Highness Roxanne bowed and exited the classroom with Lady Collete, her lady-in-waiting.
“… By the way, Liz and Hanna, thank you for today. The two of you truly saved the day.”
With that said, I bow to both of them.
Liz was attentive to the situation during the lunch negotiations with Princess Roxanne, giving me appropriate advice and putting us at ease.
Furthermore, because Hanna had prepared the room and ensured that no one else came in, we were able to talk openly and honestly at lunch.
“Of course, Fufu… I’m your fiancée…”
“…really, you’re an odd man who bows down to me as well.”
They are modest, but they appear to enjoy it because their mouths are open.
“Let’s go home now.”
I rose from my seat and prepared to leave the classroom.
“May I speak with you, Elder Brother?”
Oscar approached me with Otto as if on cue.
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