The Noble Lady of the Sinking Ship, Disguising her Young Brother as her Son, Stubbornly Survives in the Neighboring Country! – Chapter 71

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟕𝟏: 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤

At last, the day had arrived for me to serve as the queen’s lady-in-waiting.

Wearing the iron-gray dress that was provided to me, I head for the royal palace.

Receiving a send-off from the Marchioness and Florenci, I step out of the entrance and notice that a carriage and people are waiting for me.

“Lara, I’ve come to pick you up. Shall we go together?”

“Leon-sama. . . . . .”

I lay my fingertips on the outstretched hand.

I wish the destination were a glamorous and fun evening party, but it’s the royal palace, which could also be called a battlefield of the social world.

I can’t help but sigh as I get into the carriage.

“You’re like a knight facing his first battle.”

“That’s the feeling I have as I face this day.”

Ga-chan, hidden in the shadow of the frills, came out and [nya]’ed to encourage me.

“Lara, I’ll be in the royal palace too. Oh, that’s right. Can’t we connect Ga-chan’s thread to me so you can call me anytime?”

“It’s possible, but wouldn’t it be a burden not to know when you’ll be called?”

“Not at all. Rather, I’ll feel reassured that I’m always connected to Lara.”

Since Lord Montyver said it was fine, I have Ga-chan create a magical thread and connect it.

“The thread of Ga-chan is wound around Leon-sama’s arm. How does it feel?”

“I don’t feel any constriction, and I can’t see the thread either.”

I can see it clearly, so I feel strange.

“Is this really connected by a thread? Or is it a thread that fools can’t see?”

He seems to doubt the existence of the thread.

I sigh and pluck the thread that connects me to Lord Montyver.

He looks at me in surprise, apparently feeling the vibration.

“Wow! My arm just tingled a little!”

“Are you now aware that we’re truly connected by a thread?”

“Of course! Try it again.”

“I refuse.”

Ga-chan’s thread can provide a faint vibration and can also convey my voice through it.

Although I can’t pull Lord Montyver by the thread, I should be able to call for help if something critical happens.

“Lara, can I send my voice through this thread?”

“No, you cannot. Only my voice can be conveyed.”

“That’s too bad. I was thinking of talking to Lara when I’m bored.”

It would be troublesome to be suddenly talked to by Lord Montyver while working. I was glad the call was one-way.

In the meantime, we arrived at the royal palace.

I thought I would be alone from here, but Lord Montyver started walking with his arm around my shoulder.

“Um, Leon-sama, I am going to the queen’s chamber.”

“What a coincidence. So am I.”

“Did you receive any summons?”

“Not at all. Just wondering how Her Majesty’s mood is today.”

It didn’t seem like an important matter. Yet why he was going to the queen’s chamber was a mystery.

“Um, the stares from those around us are very painful.”

Everyone is staring at us as we walk close together.

They must be wondering what my relationship is with Lord Montyver.

“Why is everyone looking? Isn’t that rude?”

“In the royal palace, nobody walks this close together, so we are the ones being rude.”

“Haha, I see. Let’s hurry then.”

With that, Lord Montyver did something I didn’t expect.

He picked me up and began to walk quickly.

“W, What are you doing?!”

“Because this way is faster, right?”

Everyone’s glances became more than mere fleeting looks.

I felt their sharp, piercing stares.

Eventually, Lord Montyver carried me all the way to the queen’s chamber.

“Your Majesty, good morning.”

“Lord Montyver, what on earth is going on?!”

Here, he finally let me down.

I tried to kneel and apologize, but Lord Montyver grabbed my hand, rendering me immobile.

“Lara said she will be a lady-in-waiting here from today, so I brought her.”

“Why would you do such a thing?”

“Because she is a precious woman!”

The queen seemed to be at a loss for words, as if it was said so lightly.

I myself also feel it’s unbelievable.

“If anything happens to Lara, I will never forgive it, so please take care of her.”

Just when I thought I would finally get my hand released, Lord Montyver kissed the back of my hand.

I swallow a scream that almost escapes my throat.

Lord Montyver smiled cheerfully and let go of my hand.

He leaves after causing quite a storm.

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