The Heroine Ran Away! the Villainous Daughter Has to Break off Her Engagement and Tame Her Watchdog Mage – Chapter 39

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟗: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠

Dimitri seemed to have decided to put aside the shock of being thrown by me and quickly switched gears.

“Well, let me give you an update. Carinare-sama has been safely protected and is staying at the Harman Marquis’s residence.”

“Oh, thank goodness.”

Huh?

Carinare-sama is Henry’s concubine, right? She’s Dimitri-sama’s love interest.

And speaking of the Harman Marquis’s residence, that’s where my Aunty got married.

Seeing my surprised expression, Cid chuckled.

“I proposed the negotiation. I thought Dimitri-sama might be dissatisfied with Henry, I heard that he opposes the war too, so I said, [Carinare-sama will be protected at the Marcus family’s residence, so would you please protect Viara-sama]?'”

“Hmph. . .Instead of protecting, I was thrown away.”

Ah, Dimitri’s gaze became distant.

Don’t remember that. Please forget about it. That’s what I wanted to say.

I laughed elegantly and tried to brush it off.

“I have used illusion magic on the dungeons, so they haven’t realized that I’m not there yet. Yesterday morning, I headed towards the capital and sneaked into the castle disguised as Dimitri-sama’s new attendant.”

“It’s impressive that you didn’t get caught.”

“I had Dimitri-sama write me an introduction letter. Then I explained the situation to Carinare-sama, secretly left the castle, and the two of us rode horses to the Harman Marquis’s residence for protection.” 

“Did you meet my Aunty?”

“Yes, she was doing well. She seemed a little dissatisfied that Vi-sama wasn’t there, but she smiled and saw us off. Oh, look, there are so many bombs.”

Cid flipped open the inside of his coat. There were rows of gray round-shaped bombs-like objects.

What is Aunty planning to make Cid do?!

“So, does that mean you’re supposed to destroy this fortress?”

I sighed in exasperation. But it seems that was not the purpose of these items.

“No, if Vi-sama were to be taken by Henry, it means they should apologize by blowing themselves up.”

“. . .Get rid of those dangerous things quickly.”

Ah, Dimitri-sama looked disgusted.

“Um, anyway, Dimitri-sama, if Carinare-sama, the hostage, is safe, will you cooperate with us in escaping?”

“Ah, yes, that’s right. Besides, this country is not suitable for a war with Roselia. With its long north-south territory, there’s a high possibility that we won’t be able to transport supplies if the war drags on. If a third country seizes control of the mountain-side route, we will quickly be defeated. Roselia has a close relationship with Nice, so if we attack Roselia, Nice might intervene.”

Is Henry planning to end the war quickly?

And he mentioned something that caught my attention.

“The king mentioned having a trump card.”

When I mentioned that, Cid’s face turned bitter as if he knew everything. 

“He plans to control water-based demon beasts and unleash them on Roselia’s coastal territory. Henry has been researching how to manipulate demon beast cores and make them subservient.”

“Subservient? Can you forcibly do that?”

Dimitri-sama answered my question.

“In theory, it’s possible. I don’t know the details, but it seems to have some effect on water-based demon beasts. The rest hasn’t been realized yet, but my brother must have thought that if he could control demon beasts and attack Roselia, he could win.”

Such outrageous actions!

To make demon beasts attack, the amount of damage it would cause. . .

Many innocent people would be affected, and there would be many casualties.

Just the thought of it sends shivers down my spine, and I curl up, hugging myself tightly.

Cid gently wrapped his arm around my back.

When I looked up at him, he peeked into my face as if checking my complexion.

“We need to inform Onii-sama quickly. . .”

“Yes, I’ve already contacted him.”

Thank goodness. Onii-sama will surely come up with a plan.

“I’ll protect the kelp too.”

“Eh, the one from Laussu?”

“Yes.”

As expected of Cid, he doesn’t miss anything.

I’m a bit concerned that the people and the kelp are being grouped together, but if they can both be protected, then I suppose it’s fine.

“Oh, is Cid’s mother still trapped in the fortress?”

We need to find a way to free her.

I appealed to him, but a plan has already been set in motion.

“My mother has already been released. She said to give her regards to Vi-sama.”

“She’s safe! That’s great. . .!”

Cid’s eyes soften for a moment.

“Early this afternoon, they left the country by ship. They should be arriving at the Duke Marcus’s mansion soon.”

I feel relieved. Now Cid’s worries will be gone.

Although our emotional reunion took this form, as long as they are being sheltered in Duke Marcus’s mansion,it will be safe, and I will be able to see Cid again.

“What should I do now? I want to be of help to Cid.”

I clinged to his sleeve, desperately seeking his support.

But Cid gently wrapped his hand around mine and shook his head.

“Vi-sama, please stay quietly in your room. I’m going to the research facility of the mages who are under Henry’s influence. The demon beasts are not at fault, but I will take care of everything.”

“But I want to go too.”

“No, you can’t.”

Before I could say that I want to go together, he strongly refused.

Cid solemnly declared.

“It would be cruel to beat them to death.”

“Who said anything about fighting?”

It’s obvious that I’ll be accompanying him, right?!

I don’t want to be separated from Cid anymore.

“Joking aside, the time limit is until my mother notices the decoy. I’ll be back by noon tomorrow, so please stay here until I come to pick you up.”

Saying that, he immediately stood up and headed towards the balcony. I also stood up and followed him. 

“Dimitri-sama, please handle the arrangements with the feudal lords. Also, I’m curious about how we were discovered by Henry. It’s strange that they were able to pinpoint our location so accurately. Please look into that as well.”

“Ah, leave it to me. I will keep my promise as a knight.”

They don’t seem like brothers at all, but they seem to trust each other.

Dimitri-sama is indeed as reputed, a straightforward person.

“Also, please take care of Viara-sama. She is my one and only lifeline.”

Cid wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me closer.

With his sudden closeness, my heart fluttered.

Dimitri-sama nodded and said, “Understood.”

“Cid, be careful, okay?”

I said, as he was about to leave. Although I didn’t say it out loud, my gaze clinged to him, pleading for his safe return.

“Vi-sama, I’ll be back soon. Take care.”

He kissedmy forehead in a natural gesture, causing me to close my eyes in surprise. Seeing my evident agitation, Cid smiles mischievously.

After letting go of my hand, he jumped onto the balcony railing and gracefully leapt down to the floor below.

“Take care. . .!”

Without looking back, I waved my hand gently to Cid wh was running .

In the darkness, I kept watching his figure as he moved further away.

Dimitri-sama, who is facing me, asked softly.

“Was that child happy? Going to Roselia.”

His voice carried a tinge of loneliness.

When I turned around, I held back my aqua hair dancing in the wind with my left hand and smiled gracefully. 

“Of course, isn’t it obvious? He was with me. The happiest person in the world.”

Dimitri-sama’s eyes widen for a moment, then he smiled.

“I see. That’s good.”

It must have been fate.

Cid coming to our house, falling in love with me.

I thought I had been defying my fate as a villainess, but it was different.

I had been walking the path of happiness with Cid. That’s all.

So I’m sure we can always be together in the future.

“Please come back soon.”

Cid’s figure was nowhere to be seen.

Dimitri-sama, who brought me back inside because it was getting cold, escorted me to my room as promised. 


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