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“So… What’s the current status?”
“Yes, His Highness Oscar is imprisoned in a tower in Mottoesauzan.”
Hanna calms down and replies calmly, but it looks like her eyes haven’t forgiven me yet.
“I guess we achieved what we set out to do.”
I slowly nodded.
“Lady Collete, on the other hand, has been secretly returned to the Carolin Empire.”
… I see she eventually decided to accept death.
Unfortunately, there is nothing else we can do.
“But, based on the expression on Her Highness Roxanne’s face, it appears that she has accepted “
“…She’s strong, too.”
She lost her precious childhood friend. I can only imagine how that must feel.
“I’ll call Marguerite-sama now. However, be prepared to be punished.”
Hanna bowed reverently and exited the room after saying this.
Hanna is right; I deserve to be punished even more severely than before…
She burst into the room, her amber eyes welling up with tears when she saw me…
“Dee-sama… Dee-sama, Uu~u…!”
“I’m back, Liz.”
Liz jumped into my arms and sobbed, repeatedly calling my name.
I stroked her back gently.
“I’m so happy. I’m so happy!”
I feel terrible for Liz because this was all planned by me.
…I’ll have to take this with me to the coffin.
“Dee-sama… N… Chi ~yu… Chi ~yuku…”
Liz was devouring my lips, not caring about Hanna’s presence.
“Puha… Please don’t go anywhere anymore! Please stay by my side…!”
“Oh, I promise.”
This is something I will never do again.
I stroked Liz’s silvery white hair with this promise in my heart.
—After three months.
“Dietrich, please come forward.”
I’m being honored in front of a large crowd.
I’m going to be Crown Prince officially.
In the midst of it all…
The First Queen, let alone the Second Queen, was silently staring at me.
That’s right. This I told my mother, the first and second queen.
[When I ascend to the throne, the First and Second Queens will retire and no longer appear on the official stage.]
I, for one, will not let anyone harm Liz in any way.
Of course, Duke Wallenstein was outraged when he found out from the First Queen, but I don’t care.
What is important to me is Liz, my companions, and the people of this country.
I will not be discouraged by the vested interests of a few aristocrats.
“Dietrich Tu Estline! I recognize you as the Crown Prince of Estline! Love your people, love your country, and do everything you can to prove yourself worthy of the throne. Then those who now watch over you will support you!”
“I gratefully accept his majesty’s will—Under my watch, I hereby swear that the Kingdom of Estline will be a land of peace and happiness for all!”
At His Majesty the King’s words, I kneel and return the address with my head bowed.
“Here is the crown prince! Bless Crown Prince Dietrich, the Kingdom’s next king!”
“Long live the Crown Prince!”
“Long live the King!”
“Long live the Kingdom!”
A chorus of cheers and shouts rises and spreads in front of my eyes.
Among them are Hanna, Nora, Yennie, Gustav, the Marquess of Metzelder, my father-in-law, and my mother-in-law, who came despite her illness.
“Long live Dee-sama!”
I am grateful to you for believing in me more than anyone else, for your support, for accepting me, for looking for me…A woman so irreplaceable and loved above all else.
There was indeed a Margaret Friedenreich who prayed for me that day.
The first and second queens, my sister Josephine, Prince Charles of the Carolin Empire… There are still people who I can’t let my guard down.
But I swear to God.
Whatever difficulties lie ahead.
I will be happy with Liz.
This is the story of the birth of a king known as the “Wise King,” who ruled well with his exceptional popularity over the next 300 years in the long history of the Kingdom of Estline.
There’s still extra chapters left. But I’m dead tired.
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