The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 30

The Rune Magician Who Lost Everything to Her Older Sister, Becomes Doted On by the Genius Prince – Chapter 30


Chapter 30: The First Prince’s March

The day after I spoke with Norman-sama.

Around noon, Zion-kun and I were summoned to His Highness’s office.

We coincidentally met in the hallway and headed to the office together.

“I wonder what he needs us for so urgently.”

“Maybe he’s decided on the fourth person.”

“Ah, that’s why… Ugh, I’m worried if we can get along…”

“It’s okay as long as the person His Highness chooses is trustworthy.”

Surely we can get along well.

Excitedly, I took a few steps forward.

I wonder what kind of person it is.

I thought that surely, the introduction of the fourth person was to happen just like before.

We arrived at the office, knocked, and received permission to enter.

“Ah, you both came.”

His Highness looked at us in the eye.

At that moment, I could sense an uneasy atmosphere.

His expression was unusually stern, so I stiffened.

No one else besides us was there.

It seems like it won’t be a happy story of introducing the fourth person.

“I’m sorry for calling you so suddenly.”

“No, Your Highness. Has something happened?”

“Oh, well, it’s not good… no, it’s become troublesome.”

“Troublesome?”

He had said something like this before.

Could it be a bad event that His Highness had anticipated?

I swallowed and asked.

“What happened?”

“You’ll know soon. He should be here by now.”

“Here?”

Who?

Just then, the door slammed open without permission, entering His Highness’s room.

What a rude person to enter without knocking.

But before I could think that, I understood.

If it was this person, even rudeness would be forgiven.

At first glance, I recognized who it was.

“Excuse me, Alec!”

“You should knock before entering, older brother.”

First Prince, Rejhon Dell.

Three years older than His Highness Alectos, and a person who holds the right of succession to the throne.

The real brother of His Highness turned towards me.

“Meiana Pheles and Hero Zion.”

He mentioned our names and smirked.

“You’re all here together.”

“Um, excuse me, but… w-what does that mean?”

Zion-kun was flustered and confused.

I was confused too.

Why did the First Prince Rejhon suddenly appear?

And why isn’t His Highness Alectos smiling?

He is wary of his own brother.

“I’m the one who directed you guys to gather here.”

“Huh?”

I look at His Highness Alectos.

He nods slightly.

It seems to be true.

“You guys are planning to explore the ruins with Alec, right?”

His Highness Rejhon asks.

It’s already a public fact, so I wonder if it’s okay to answer normally.

But when I hesitate, His Highness Alectos speaks up instead.

“That’s right. The two of us here, myself, and the other one we’re looking for, will head out to explore the ruins.

“Hmph, let me take over that role.”

His Highness Rejhon puts his hand on his chest and shows a confident triumphant face.

His Highness Alectos furrows his brow.

“Take over?”

“I’m saying I’ll gather the personnel and lead the exploration. You’re not strong enough for the job.”

His Highness Rejhon provokes His Highness Alectos.

It would be an understatement to say that I am powerless when facing His Highness, who is called a genius.

Is His Highness Rejhon also an excellent person?

Even when I was in the court, all I heard about was the genius Prince Alectos Dell.

I have never heard of the Crown Prince.

I don’t know this person, but I don’t think His Highness is inferior.

More importantly, it was uncomfortable to hear him being looked down upon.

“I understand what you’re saying, but Brother, the personnel have already been secured. There is no need to trouble you.”

“Have they? Is that really true? You can’t find the last one, can you?”

“…”

“I heard you’ve asked the Order. Didn’t get a good response, did you?”

He said that, and smiled slyly.

Both the royal family and the ministers have command over the Order.

The Order cannot be moved by a single person.

There needs to be the approval of many others.

However, there are differences in command.

For example, what if someone with significant authority strongly opposed the decision of others?

The Order is torn by decision-making.

I suddenly remembered what Norman-sama said.

The royal family is not just individuals with character like His Highness Alectos.

Could it be that Rejhon-sama put pressure to keep a fourth person from being chosen?

“The ruins are where the Demon God sleeps, right? It’s a crisis that can’t be delayed. Can we really afford to be so relaxed?”

“…”

A mean smile.

This expression definitely means he’s up to something behind the scenes..

“Cat got your tongue? If it were me, I’d have them ready by now! Come in. Let me introduce you——”

The door to the room opens.

I can’t believe what I’m seeing on the other side of the door.

Three people show up.

Two of them are familiar faces to me.

“Onee-sama…Norman-sama.”

Leticia Pheles, my ex-sister and member of the court magicians.

Next to him is the young head of the family, Norman Heuschel-sama, a qualified court magician.

And there is one more person I’ve seen before.

The person who serves as the head of the Kingdom’s Order of Knight, Lancelot Duran.

“Ki, Knight Commander!”

“I’m sorry, Zion. This is the position I’m in right now.”

Why are Norman-sama and Onee-sama with Prince Rejhon?

I panic at the suddenness of it all.

From behind me, Prince Alectos calmly points out, “Seems like one person is missing?”

“Yes, the last person is already decided. Or rather, she’s an essential member if we’re going to explore the ruins.”

Prince Rejhon points his finger.

That finger is pointed towards me.

“Meiana Pheles. Cooperate with me.”

“――!”

“You can’t do that! Brother.”

To override my astonishment, His Highness Alectos interjects.

His Highness Rejhon looks annoyed.

“She is my direct subordinate. Even as my brother, you cannot order her.”

“Of course, I know that. This is not an order, but a temporary recruitment. Lend us a hand.”

“Ah, well, I…”

“We have more people here who know you well. I’m sure you’ll work together quite nicely.”

His Highness Rejhon says with a smug expression.

What… is he talking about?

You think we work well with these kinds of members?

It is the most unlikely thing.

I was not just bewildered, but flabbergasted.

“I will not permit it.”

To protect me, His Highness steps forward.

“Alec, you don’t understand. We’ve already made the preparations.

“Then we will find someone soon too. The last one, and then there won’t be any problem, right?”

“Can you find someone? I don’t have time for this. If you don’t find someone within a week――.”

“Understood. We will find someone within a week.”

Alectos-sama says firmly.

It’s a little aggressive.

This is the first time I have seen His Highness with so little composure.

“Alright. However, if you can’t find someone, we will borrow Meiana.”

“That’s fine.”

“——Heh, I’m looking forward to it then. Do your best.”

His Highness Rejhon waves his hand and leaves the room with the other three.

Norman-sama gives me a slight nod.

Onee-sama looks away.

So much has happened in an instant that I am still confused.

“I’m sorry, both of you.”

“Your Highness.”

“I want you to believe in me. I will definitely find the last member.”

Determination swells in the eyes of His Highness.

I suddenly remember the rumors I’ve heard about His Highness Rejhon, who I’ve only heard of once before.

He was originally the most suitable person for the next king.

Yes, if it weren’t for His Highness Alectos.


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