Under a bright blue sky, the bells ring in the cathedral.
In God’s name, Bern and I are blessed, and we are surrounded by loud cheers.
“I whisper to Bern next to me.”
“What is it?”
“This is an engagement ceremony, isn’t it? It’s like a wedding…”
“I don’t mind a wedding. Some members of the Crotalion royal family got married at an early age.”
not only in the kingdom of Crotalion but also in the kingdom of Kalkstein.
Today Bern and I were dressed like a bride and groom, and our guests included the nobility of the whole country.
And there’s going to be a big ball in the evening. A wedding reception? I’m tempted to say.
Even for an engagement ceremony in a big country, this is like a wedding.
“The Crown Princess’ training has just begun, and I am so nervous. What if I make a mistake?”
“But Alois reports that Marie will be fine. It’s as if she’s already been educated.”
I shudder. I reluctantly received a queen’s education in my first life, but I don’t think it’s still with me.
The fact that Alois reported to Berne means that I was being judged from the moment I entered the Imperial Palace. The intelligence of the Cryptarion Empire is formidable!
“It can’t be! Alois is just overestimating me. Hohoho…”
I’ll try to cover it with a laugh.
“I knew that the first time I talked to Marie. I knew she had what it takes to be a crown princess.”
“You praise me too much. I want to live the slow life with my fluffy friends, so I’m going to be a reclusive crown princess.”
“I know. I’m prepared for Marie to live the comfortable, fluffy, slow life.”
At the time, I had no idea what he was talking about, but I was to find out later what he meant.
Outside the cathedral, people are looking up at the sky and shouting.
“Look! Three dragons are flying!”
“Is that?! You don’t mean Ancient Elemental Dragons?!”
Looking up at the sky, I saw a lapis lazuli dragon, a white dragon, and a little dragon hovering over the cathedral.
It looks like a family of Ancient Elemental Dragons is blessing Bern and me.
“The Laseid and the others. Are they allowed to show themselves in public?”
“I think so. I don’t think anyone can make it to the dragon village.”
Speaking of the Dragon’s Village, can we assume that the wish we made in the Cave of Wishes has come true?
The nobles who are believed to have been instrumental in the Third Battle of Kureina have been captured.
The nobles of the Crotalion Empire are divided into the [Emperor Faction] and the [Noble Faction], but it was the [Noble Faction] that planned to assassinate the Grand Duke of Rozenstone and his family this time.
The plot was led by the Marquis of Aschenbach, and the noblemen who took part were caught like a sack of potatoes.
Surprisingly, there were also conspirators in the Kingdom of Kalkstein who should have been caught by now.
They were probably responsible for breaking off relations between the two countries in my first life.
I hope they will pay for their crimes because my Okaa-sama had to lose her life because of them.
In my second life, I was able to avoid the Third Kureina War, which saved Okaa-sama from losing her life.
I still want to be spoiled by my parents until I get married in Bern.
When the Ancient Elemental Dragons showed up at our engagement party, someone said…
“When the Crown Prince becomes Emperor, I’m sure there will be a long and peaceful reign.” And…
Two days after the ceremony party, Bern takes me to a building near the Crown Prince’s Palace.
The rustic building is a house in the countryside, which makes me feel strangely at home.
“What kind of building is it?”
“No one’s using it right now, but it’s going to be the Crown Prince’s Palace.”
Doesn’t the crown princess usually live in the crown prince’s palace?
When I tilted my head in wonder, Bern gave me a gentle smile.
“When you become the Crown Princess, you can live here. You can keep any animal you like. There’s a forest at the back, so you can go camping if you like.”
It will be renovated by the time I get married. He really is going to fulfill my wish to enjoy the slow life.
“You don’t have to force yourself to do your job as Crown Princess. Except produce an heir.”
I shudder, and Bern shrugs.
“Marie, what’s the matter? Don’t you like it? Shall we build a villa outside the palace?”
“…you are an idiot. Don’t waste the taxpayers’ money…”
I didn’t think he would go that far.
The kindness shown by this selfish guy is surprisingly sweet (moe).
“I like it. But talk to me when you’re renovating.”
“Y-Yeah. Of course.”
When I turn sixteen, I’ll marry Bern and live here with Ruria and the others. Next door to Bern, who could be the love of my life.
Ten more years. I look forward to that day.
It’s over guys lol