The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 183
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 183
Abduction 2. Marriage
On the first day of the ceremony, Kariel, who had virtually decided to be the empress, went straight to the next step.
It started with the military.
「Aggression of the remnants of the unusual past!」
At the same time as an article appeared saying that we should be wary of the remnants of the past spread all over the continent, Seriel made the announcement on behalf of the military.
“The movements of the remnants of the past are unusual. The military sees this as very dangerous, and thinks that special measures should be taken. Accordingly, the military proposes the creation of a special force for the remnants of the past.”
Since it was a very serious matter to the extent that Seriel stepped forward directly, tension was felt in the imperial palace, unlike the people who were in a festive mood. Considering the specificity of the issue, only the ministers, Rufiel, and the chancellor were called to the emperor’s palace for a meeting.
“Is the situation very serious?”
“Yes, Your Majesty. It seems that the remnants of the past are trying to increase their power like in the past.”
Having said that, Seriel handed over the report.
Then, pretending to be serious, Kariel took the report and read it slowly. Then, as her expression hardened, she looked at Seriel.
“Is what I said here true?”
In response to Kariel’s question, Seriel bowed her head with a serious expression.
Then, the ministers who were tilting their heads looked at Kariel’s eyes and made a serious expression.
He noticed that it wasn’t smoke.
Then, Luffiel, who had been bowing his head in acceptance of defeat, slowly raised his head.
Because the situation was no joke.
“… … It is an extension of the territory.”
Remnants of the past who fled to the rough land suddenly try to expand their territory. There were even beings who rapidly increased their strength in the frozen land of the north, free from Ignit’s influence.
“Some barbarians worship it as a god.”
“God… … .”
As if her head was pounding at Seriel’s report, Kariel pressed her head with her thumb and sighed.
“The New Continent or the Southern Islands? A lot of the remnants of the past must have fled that way too, right?”
“I haven’t figured it out yet.”
“after… … It’s not over yet, is it?”
The great war was over, but as if it wasn’t over yet, the remnants of the past were still threatening humanity.
“What about my summons? Did you look for it?”
As I spoke while looking at Tarion, he handed over the report to Kariel.
“Not sure, but here… … It is said that a large-scale volcanic eruption occurred on an island in the south. And there are merchants who said they saw fire giants gathered there.”
“Hmm… … Is there a high probability that Surt is here?”
“I am judging that. It seems that His Majesty’s summoning body is blocking one of the remnants of the past.”
Having said that, Tarion posted a report prepared in advance, saying that there is a high possibility that other summoned entities would do the same.
After seeing that, Rufiel could see how things were going.
“Your Majesty, this is a serious situation. It looks like we need to act quickly. This is an empire-wide problem.”
Rufiel who hit the ball.
I tried to argue that it should be put up as an agenda for the grand meeting and publicized, but Kariel understood his intention and said it with a serious expression.
“It wasn’t long before the war ended. I cannot force the people of the Empire to sacrifice again.”
“Haona… … .”
“First, let’s look at the report Seriel brought.”
Rufiel bit his lip at Kariel’s words.
“It’s a special army… … . Are you thinking of creating a special army for the remnants of the past?”
“Yeah, I thought this side would be much cleaner than moving the whole army.”
“Then what if the problem gets bigger?”
“Then it will not be too late to go and move the entire army.”
At Seriel’s words, Luffiel sighed.
This is a board that Kariel has already made. As soon as the special forces are created, Seriel will fall there, and Kariel will escape from the Imperial Palace with all kinds of reasons.
He would probably say that he would go out on his own to prevent the remnants of the past.
Luffiel, who had now grasped all the circumstances, was frustrated.
The ministers who saw it looked at Luffiel with a sad expression. However, they could not back down because they too were at stake.
‘Your Majesty, be strong.’
It’s all about cheering on the inside to be strong.
Leaving behind the frustrated Luffiel, Kariel carries out the plan step by step.
Since the situation had already been agreed with the ministers, the meeting proceeded with the implementation of what had been agreed in advance one by one.
“I think it would be better for Jim to go on his own.”
Anyway, it was Kariel who knew best about the remnants of the past.
So the reason was clear.
It could be a big threat in the future, so Kariel will go ahead and cut off the buds!
However, Luffiel didn’t just step down.
“Your Majesty, it is not yet a great danger, but it is not right for Your Majesty to come forward.”
“It is. Your Majesty’s prison, the center of the empire, is in danger of being damaged. This time, leave it to the servants.”
When Luffiel and the Prime Minister objected, Kariel narrowed her eyes and looked at Luther.
‘That guy worked so hard to get a pair… … .’
Cariel, who looked at him with a sad expression on his face, looked at Luffiel and said.
“You are here.”
“your majesty! My convictions are too weak to follow His Majesty.”
Luffiel said while hastily lowered his head.
“Hmmmm! Have you been doing well?”
“Aren’t you scolding me every day?”
At Luffiel’s words, Kariel broke into a cold sweat.
“You scold me for not being good enough every day, but now you say I’ve been doing well.”
At Luffiel’s counterattack, the ministers looked at Kariel in silence.
‘Why don’t you take it easy?’
‘You’re doing well, I’m afraid I won’t be able to praise you… … .’
‘Ehh… … .’
All of them are radiating eyes filled with these thoughts.
But even Kariel had a reason.
Because he was Luffiel who had to fill the gap he was missing, he had taught him more harshly in a short period of time.
No matter how urgent it is to retire, can’t we just let the empire fall apart?
It’s hard to see that it’s perfectly stable so far, so I try to teach it well, so I get yelled at every time.
“Your Majesty, I am still lacking.”
“Well… … Who is perfectly prepared? It’s all about experiencing it.”
“older brother! Are you really going to do this?”
Luffiel’s anger finally exploded.
“For now, take care of yourself.”
“I have to go on my honeymoon too.”
Luffiel kept his mouth shut at Kariel’s words.
“Then won’t you come back?”
“Come back. Come back!”
However, Rufiel did not dispel his doubts about Kariel.
“Isn’t he not coming back for several years while taking care of some remnants of the past nearby?”
Kariel flinched at his words.
“after… … I’ll be back as soon as possible.”
They say they’re coming back, but who can believe them?
The Prime Minister and Luffiel all looked at each other with disbelief, and Kariel spoke as if admonishing.
“First I have to see the remnants of the past for myself.”
When he said it in a serious voice, Rufiel also calmed down and waited for Kariel’s words.
“What Seriel reported. That was not in my plan.”
At Kariel’s words, Rufiel also frowned, remembering the serious atmosphere from earlier.
“Maybe a second demon king might appear.”
Rufiel shook his head as if he couldn’t do that, and Kariel thought for a moment before opening her mouth.
But in the end, he couldn’t speak and kept his mouth shut.
He wanted to tell the conversation between himself and Baldr, but for now he kept his mouth shut.
“… … older brother?”
“after… … I’m not very good at it. As soon as the honeymoon is over, I will deal with this matter myself.”
“… … Is that true?”
At Kariel’s words, Seriel made a surprised expression.
“Yes, try to quickly figure out where my summoned entities might be.”
When Kariel spoke with a serious expression, Luffiel and Luther tilted their heads, not knowing whether this was acting or real.
I told them both.
“Don’t doubt this, as it’s real.”
“… … All right.”
Luffiel nodded reluctantly.
After barely persuading his younger brother, Kariel ended the emergency meeting by allowing Seriel to create a special army.
* * *
After everyone had left the emperor’s palace like that, it wasn’t until evening that he called Ayla.
“Sorry for calling you late.”
“No, Your Majesty.”
After apologizing, Kariel coughed and held out a piece of paper.
Then Ayla tilted her head while looking at it.
“this is… … .”
“I’ve planned a date course… … .”
Ayla looks surprised at Kariel’s statement that she planned a date course.
“Did Your Majesty do it yourself?”
“of course. I’m not lying when I say I want to date.”
After saying that, Kariel approached Ayla and said.
“I’m sorry for getting married in such a hurry, but shouldn’t we do everything we can before we officially get married?”
“ah… … ”
“Of course, we are planning our honeymoon with great care, so don’t worry.”
Ayla, who had a surprised expression on her face as she saw Kariel speaking seriously, suddenly started to laugh.
“I didn’t know your Majesty could be like this.”
“Hmmmm! It would be difficult if you mistakenly think that I am only thinking about retirement.”
Ayla answered with a smile.
Cariel reached out to her and said,
“Then shall we start the first date?”
Ayla smiled shyly at Kariel’s words and took her hand and slowly walked around the Imperial Palace.
It was a familiar imperial palace, but it became a different place when the idea of a date was added.
* * *
Around the time of the emperor and empress candidate’s first date, Rufiel was working hard.
“Then, Your Highness. I’ll be on my way.”
“Hey Luther… … .”
Luther hurriedly runs away, as if he could not have said that he was going on a date.
Luffiel trembles with a sense of betrayal when he sees him.
“I am not alone. only me!”
Luther, whom he trusted, and most of the young bureaucrats under him found a mate.
Everyone was having a sweet date with their partners because they didn’t have to work overtime during the festival due to the emperor’s order.
Luffiel is the only one working alone in the quiet imperial palace.
“under… … .”
Luffiel was furious at the thought that he was the only one who was single.
When everyone else was on a date, the servants silently shut the door while watching the Crown Prince working alone with anger.
While the emperor and the bureaucrats blew an untimely love frenzy and salted the solos, the military was busy.
So did the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It is the wedding of the greatest emperor of all time.
Of course, everyone was busy moving because they had to prepare at the best level in the world.
“The most gorgeous wedding in the world! How gorgeous will it be?”
“It’s practically hidden. The leaders of each country are already preparing to leave for Ignit.”
“Your Majesty the Emperor is finally getting married. Our Majesty is not an old man!”
As various articles began to circulate, Kariel’s long-awaited marriage was finally approaching.
And at the same time, the creation of a special force was being quietly prepared.
At the same time as Kariel went on her honeymoon, a special army was created to clean up the remnants of the past.