I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With - Chapter 78
I Became a Dark Knight the Empress Is Obsessed With chapter 78
78 – The Golden Mage and the Winter King – (5)
“Your Majesty is preparing.”
Following the guidance of the lady-in-waiting, Lucy, we entered the drawing room.
Contrary to expectations, Lyncia gladly welcomed Seira and me. In a way, Seira is no different from the representative of the Grand Duke of Gold, so it is only natural that she would not refuse.
“Allet. Let’s check one more time.”
Until the end, Seira asked Arlet, the attendant who followed her, about etiquette.
“Did you say how to say hello? Liantur of Hylings, a southern province of the Empire, is meeting the great and legitimate ruler of the Millennium Empire… is that right? Isn’t it too loud?”
“That’s right. In addition, you shouldn’t laugh lightly. You shouldn’t use magic carelessly. You shouldn’t use frivolous words.”
“Ugh. The etiquette of the imperial palace is tricky. I came here on behalf of my father, so I can’t do whatever I want. I want to meet Liana soon.”
Leaving Seira puffing out her cheeks with a dissatisfied expression behind me, I corrected my posture and sat down.
It was because Lucy, standing behind the door like a shadow, was staring at me.
As if trying to understand her intentions, Lucy looked back and forth between me and Lynthia, who was behind the door.
As Lynchia’s exclusive maid, she will be with her for the longest time. Apparently, he had noticed what Lincia was focusing on these days.
‘It’s like a cushion of thorns.’
Eventually, the door opened and Lyncia entered.
“You must have had a lot of trouble coming this far.”
Sitting across from me, Lyncia greeted me with a slight smile.
At first glance, Lyncia, dressed in a pure white dress and soaked in the sunlight filtering through the window, looked like a fairy who had descended from the sky.
“What is it, a doll?”
Seeing her appearance, Seira gaped in admiration. In fact, I was too beautiful to be mesmerized.
“Welcome to the capital, Sigrun, Mr. Seira Liantur. I just heard that Grand Duke Liantur is absent due to circumstances.”
“Ah, yes… yes.”
Seira stood up awkwardly and bowed his head.
Lynchia, who sat down, politely put her hands together and pulled her chin.
Even in the middle of it, she didn’t even look at me sitting next to me. It seems that he is trying to completely ignore what has happened.
It was bittersweet, but it was unavoidable.
Considering Fried’s crimes, it was a good thing that he wasn’t arrested right away.
Probably, Lyncia is also quite confused.
About whether the character Fried Iscobal is good or bad.
Allet knelt beside the chair and whispered to Seira.
“Hello! You should say hello!”
Seira hurriedly opened her mouth.
“Uh… … .”
I put on a blank expression and banged my head.
That movement reminded me of Eina, a one-armed mute knight.
“Ahahahahaha! I forgot.”
Arlet hit his forehead as if in dismay. Seira sat back in her seat, giggling as if she was going to do whatever she wanted.
Then she reached out and greeted her warmly, holding Lyncia’s hands together. Embarrassed, Lyncia flinched.
It was a gesture that seemed to have given away manners.
“Nice to meet you, Archmage Seira. I’m attending the meeting as the representative of my father, Liantur! Anyway, the capital city is so cool! Lots of tall buildings! Lots of handsome men! Of course I’ve been here a few times before!”
“And! I’ve heard the story, but you’re really beautiful. You don’t have any dolls. Did you inadvertently think about confessing?”
“Oh, thank you?”
Lyncia tilted her head at the sudden praise.
Seira took another drink here.
“How handsome is the Guardian Guard who assists such a high-ranking Empress!
However, as soon as the name of the Guardian Guard came out, Lyncia smiled awkwardly.
And then she glanced at me, and quickly dropped her gaze, lest our eyes meet. There was obvious hesitation and fear on his face.
“……What is it?”
Seeing Lyncia’s unsatisfactory reaction, Seira hardened her expression. She turned her head towards me and raised her eyebrows. I meant what was going on.
Instead of answering, I shook my head.
Then Seira didn’t have to ask any more questions.
“Ummm… Well, the introduction ends here.”
Seira snapped her fingers. Then the boxes piled up in the room began to float. I guess I forgot about not using magic.
Servant Allett’s face, which had been bluish, was now completely contemplative, but she didn’t pay attention to even a speck of dust.
Soon the box was placed on the table.
Tapping the lid with her long index fingernail, Seira opened her mouth.
“I would like to explain why my father, the Grand Duke of Liantur, could not attend this meeting. It would be difficult for the Empire to not attend without any prior notice.”
In fact, right now, Korold must be rolling like crazy at the sudden absence of the Grand Duke of Gold.
He had lost a lot of weight recently, but now he was worried that he might become an anchovy.
Lyncia heard that and nodded.
“After listening to the story, I heard that it was because something urgent happened in the territory. According to reports, there is a word called magic research.”
“Ah, that’s all a lie. Total bullsh*t.”
Quite simply, not a single one of the things the attendant had asked for was being followed.
Allett was so flustered that he almost lost his breath.
Seira continued to explain.
“The reason my father wasn’t there was for safety. Unsavory things happened several times before the work meeting.”
After stopping the flow for a moment, Seira slowly raised her face.
“Anyway, it seems that there are people threatening my father’s life.”
“Yes?! … … The Grand Duke of Leantur?”
Lyncia asked back in surprise, and Seira nodded.
“Assassins approached my father several times while inspecting the estate.”
“That, like that! Is the Archduke all right?”
“Well, even though he is an old man who only looks forward to the day my father dies, he is a great wizard, right? They weren’t easygoing opponents, so I repulsed them all. There was not a single scratch on the body. But… … It is impossible to go to the capital under these circumstances.”
“……Ah, that’s right.”
“As expected, I was also attacked on the road as a substitute. It was a night raid in the dark.”
I hardened my face when I heard the story.
In fact, weren’t Milia and I also attacked on the way to Iscobal’s estate? Their purpose was clearly the Archduke of Harzfeld.
I remembered the ears of the one who seemed to be the leader of the attackers I had seen then.
“And~ this is the proof. Voila!”
Seira opened the lid of the box.
Looking at the items inside, Lyncia frowned.
What was inside was a severed ear. The same elongated, streamlined ears as Eina showed.
“Raids are the work of the elves. Snow elves, too.”
Lincia was not too surprised, as if she had heard the report beforehand. To the point of being so frightened, she wasn’t clumsy.
Seira hardened her expression and her eyes lit up. There was displeasure in that shapely light.
“Snow elves are a race that only lives in Eisenward, a northern province. The indications of this fact are clear.”
“Aranion, Grand Duke of Eisenworth, is plotting something. Maybe something will happen at the Duke’s meeting.”
“The Empress is really pretty~! It felt like appreciating a masterpiece?”
Sayra stretched out and said.
I walked shoulder to shoulder with her.
“There is a saying that it is the jewel of the empire. I am indignant, but I have no choice but to admit it.”
Saira said skillfully. Then, with the floating magic, it flew away while floating at a height of one hand from the floor. It took a lot of effort to catch up because the speed was faster than the warning of most adult men.
I sighed heavily as I followed her.
How the hell did this happen?
An hour after that, I was guiding Seira through every nook and cranny of the imperial palace.
As soon as the meeting with Lyncia was over, he was acting as an escort at Seira’s request to see the imperial palace.
In fact, Seira’s eyes sparkled even when she saw the lattice pattern on the tiles, as if everything in the imperial palace was strange.
After a while, she yawned profusely, perhaps tired of even that.
“Where is Leah? I want to see you soon~!”
“Probably hard to find.”
If it was Millia, she would have been hiding in a place where no one could find her.
I never thought the sisters would be so polar opposites.
On the one hand, it seemed that she had glimpsed the reason why she was reluctant to Seira.
Seira was the type to do whatever she wanted.
Seira Liantour was known as My Pace.
For Milia, who is sincere and honest, this would not be a good match.
“hahahaha. Isn’t Lia’s idea so cute? Do you think I won’t be able to find it?”
Those words were unmistakably sincere.
“By the way, Mr. Fried.”
“What is it, again?”
“I heard the empress and I get along very well, what happened? Didn’t we make eye contact? Did you fight each other?”
Seira narrowed her eyes.
She also noticed the complex and subtle atmosphere of the previous meeting.
When I didn’t say anything, Seira gave me a sinister smile and tapped my chest with her elbow.
“Why why. I heard from Lia that they are special? Wasn’t it a relationship where you even kissed each other?”
“Not like that.”
“Ah~ Let’s not talk like that, us. It’s no fun. … … Are you tired of it already? Oh, did you say that you leaned toward our Leah?”
Saira spoke with eyes wet with anticipation.
“What are you talking about?”
“Both His Majesty and Milia are both lords, colleagues and allies, but they have no emotions as a member of the opposite s*x.”
When I first entered this world, it wasn’t that I didn’t have a reason to show my crush. Still, with Fred’s face, it was safe to call him a sculpted handsome man.
However, even if I have to pave my way, I am having a hard time. Is there anything I can do about love? The final boss sister is about to start her activities right away, Lyncia’s life is on the edge, and Milia’s death is predicted in the fourth act. It’s strange that he feels love in this situation.
Besides, after being possessed, my mind became surprisingly calm, so I didn’t even have time to feel the emotion of love.
Maybe it’s because of Fried’s original personality.
“… … uh huh?”
After hearing the story, Seira looked at me with a puzzled expression.
However, he eventually nodded as if he agreed.
“Right. So it was. Somehow Leah was at a loss… … . Was it that kind of thing? This, after all, won’t be easy.”
What are you arbitrarily persuading, this woman?
I tried to manage my expression and changed the topic.
“By the way, how are you going to prepare for an attack?”
Earlier, in a conversation with Lyncia, Seira clearly designated the Great Duke of Winter, Aranion, as the mastermind behind it.
In fact, just by looking at the snow elf’s ears, it was clear that he was involved for some reason. That’s why Seira must have foreseen that something would happen at the work meeting.
Lynchia told Korold that she would call an emergency meeting regarding this topic later, but she was still uneasy. It was because the darkness that should have appeared in the 6th act popped out in the 3rd act. You never know when and where the story will deviate.
Hearing the question, Seira smiled.
“Why do I have to do such a bother?”
“Is it really necessary? Anyway, that old Aranion is aiming for our lives, and he’s not going to do anything first. Then you just have to hit it once.”
Saying so, Seira added briefly.
“And I’m pretty strong, too. Aranion will never kill me.”
It didn’t sound like unfounded confidence.
That’s right, she is the strongest wizard on the continent. If it’s Seira, she’ll be able to fight even with a powerful apostle like Arwen.
“By the way.”
Having lost her luck like that, Seira paused for a moment.
She was clenching her fists before she knew it, and a mighty storm of mana was pulsating between her fingers. Only the color was the same as the mana used by Millia, but the status was different.
“That’s the only thing I can say when I’m the only one taking damage.”
“What does that mean?”
“I heard that Aranion’s bastard attacked Lia without my knowledge?”
“… … .”
“Even if I forgive you for everything else, I won’t forgive you for touching my sister.”
Seira was grinding his teeth far and wide.
Come to think of it, when I was talking with Lincia, there was also a story about the raiding party aiming for the carriage of Archduke Harzfeld.
Hearing that story, Seira’s reaction was strange.
“So, don’t prepare.”
“… … there.”
I spoke to you, but you didn’t listen.
Seira smiled wickedly and looked this way.
“We just go first. Of course, Fried-kun will join you, right?”
“… … .”
“Ah, there is no point in refusing. I’m going to drag you out somehow.”
I groaned and hit my forehead.
It wasn’t exactly unexpected, though.
This woman is a serious siscon.