The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 185
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 185
Abduction 3. Is this a honeymoon? Is it a business trip?
Kariel’s expression darkened when she received the gifts from the main guests.
Let’s have a dark look at the wedding that should be the happiest, and the people around me have a worried expression.
Having worked with Kariel for a long time, he knows that the expression he has now is the expression he makes when something serious happens.
Kariel turned her head reflexively at Tarion’s call.
“For now, forget everything today.”
At his advice, Kariel turned around.
Suddenly, he saw Ayla, who was looking at him worriedly.
“after… … okay. Let’s forget everything for now.”
Having said that, Kariel tried to laugh and comfort the people who were looking at her with concern, and then proceeded to digest the next schedule.
The world’s biggest wedding is just getting started.
Although the emperor and empress wore the ring and officially engaged in marriage, many procedures remained.
Instead of the deceased empress, she had to meet and greet the previous empresses, and she had to go to the tombs of successive emperors to pay their respects.
After that, he had to meet the ministers, greet them formally, and greet the imperial family.
Because the imperial family who committed corruption were punished once, they had to go to the aristocratic house after formally introducing the empress to the few remaining members of the imperial family.
It was close to an institution that has now become obsolete, but rather an institution that has become more honorable because of it.
The nobles who were still in the House of Nobility were all famous families, and many of them were awarded honorary titles for their great achievements during the war, so it was not a garbage institution like it used to be.
“Are you tired?”
Ayla smiled and shook her head at Kariel’s question.
“Now there is only one place left. Give me a little more strength.”
After saying that, Kariel and Ayla got on the carriage.
After all the schedules, we finally arrived at the plaza.
Kariel and Ayla, who became the new Empress, stood on the platform where many people gathered.
“Thank you everyone for congratulating me on Jim’s wedding.”
The people of the Empire burst into cheers and whistles as they see Kariel talking and laughing.
Ayla makes an awkward expression looking at them.
It was because he had not yet realized that he had become the highest person in the empire along with Kariel.
It was a life I had run because I just liked Kariel and wanted to take the seat next to him, but when I stood next to him, I was afraid that it was because I had climbed so high.
“You will get used to it.”
Kariel, who gently embraced the slightly trembling Ayla, smiled and reassured her, and then stood in the plaza for a while while receiving flowers from the people of the empire and gifts from children.
Kariel and Ayla returned to the imperial palace after finishing all their schedules.
It was a schedule that started early in the morning, but before I knew it, the sun was setting.
Kariel looked at Ayla with a slightly hesitant expression.
“I have one last place to go… … .”
“yes? The schedule is over… … .”
“It’s a private place.”
Kariel took Ayla, who nodded slightly, and headed to the old prince’s palace where Kariel stayed.
Currently, since Rufiel was the crown prince, the place where he stayed became the crown prince’s palace, but it seemed that the palace was still being managed.
“Here… … Your Majesty… … ?”
“okay. It is an old palace.”
After getting off the carriage, Kariel looked at the old prince’s palace where she was staying.
The palace where he spent a considerable period of his previous life and present life.
It was only here that the memories of trying to find her identity because she was confused with herself on Earth and herself as Kariel, the memories of dying from fire, and the memories of her present life were buried in a complex way.
To be honest, the memory of this place came to me more as a memory than the memory of my own mother or emperor who went to the underworld early.
That’s why I wanted to come here one last time.
“I want to stay here today… … .”
“does not matter.”
When Ayla’s permission fell, Kariel smiled and looked back and said.
“I will stay here today.
“Yes! your majesty.”
To Kariel’s words, the servants behind them all bowed their heads in response.
In that way, Kariel and Aila spent the first night after marriage in the old Crown Prince’s Palace, where he had all kinds of memories and feelings more than the emperor’s palace.
* * *
After a few days of rest after getting married called the wedding of the century, the date for their honeymoon came.
“You’re really great.”
“You are newlyweds.”
Luffiel took a deep breath and looked at Kariel with resentful eyes.
Kariel, who was locked up in the palace of the former Crown Prince on the pretext of being newlyweds, did not come out even a single step.
Because of that, Luffiel worked so hard that he could really understand what it was like to be hit and die.
“If you are envious, you will get married too.”
“under… … .”
At Kariel’s words, Luffiel only sighed and didn’t answer.
Because I know that it is fishing.
“Come back as soon as you can.”
“Well… … would that be?”
Kariel smiled bitterly and waved the report in her hand.
Knowing that it was all a report about the remnants of the past, Rufiel smiled bitterly.
For some reason, he saw his own future in the image of Kariel, who was carrying a pile of work on her only honeymoon.
“It’s our honeymoon, and it looks like we’ll be carrying a load of work.”
“Relax… … Take it easy.”
“When will you come back soon?”
“… … .”
Kariel smiled at Rufiel, who looked at him with a pitiful expression.
“You’re no different from me, so there’s nothing to be so sorry for.”
“I’m… … no.”
Rufiel gritted his teeth and answered.
Looking at him like that, Kariel, who looked at him with an expression of ‘Is that so?’, greeted Rufiel and the officials for Ayla, who was waiting for him, and got on the carriage.
“Are you ready?”
In response to Kariel’s question, Seriel, riding a white horse next to the carriage, bowed her head and answered.
“Once you go home, you guys are taking care of it.”
“Oh, Your Majesty… … .”
“Hey, I’m a newlywed too, shouldn’t I take a little break!”
Kariel glared at Seriel and said, sighing heavily.
“Let me get some rest too.”
“I think you’ve had enough rest… … .”
Countless guests came to Kariel’s wedding.
And it was the first day I saw the heads of each country. After that, it was Luffiel who greeted them in numerous banquet halls.
In addition, there were numerous agreements signed with envoys from different countries while they were here.
It was Luffiel who signed all of them and had a meeting.
Of course, Seriel and the military were also busy with new agreements with the eastern continent.
From ministers to high-ranking officials, except for the first day, all working overtime or attending banquet halls until late at night, accumulating fatigue, Kariel really enjoyed only a sweet newlywed life after the wedding.
So Seriel looked at Kariel with cold eyes.
“… … You are newlyweds.”
Kariel, who passed Seriel’s intense gaze with the same excuse he had given to Luffiel, immediately gave the signal to move the carriage.
When they arrived at the place where the airship for the emperor was built in a luxuriously decorated carriage, reporters holding video equipment greeted the two.
“His Majesty the Emperor is finally leaving for a sweet honeymoon.”
“His Majesty the laughing emperor and his weeping crown prince.”
Everyone laughed at the newspaper that showed the expression of Kariel, who was leaving for a honeymoon on a non-airship, and Rufiel, who was working with a haggard expression.
Some felt pity for Rufiel, but most blessed Kariel.
Knowing how much Kariel suffered every day, he was able to bless the present state.
But their blessing was broken in less than half a day.
“Maybe your Majesty was on a business trip rather than a honeymoon?”
An article posted by a reporter who had been in the military and a line after hearing information about the remnants of the past.
According to the information on the remnants of the past announced because the people of the Empire had a right to know, and based on it, Kariel was highly likely to visit major dangerous areas on this honeymoon.
Hours after the article was published, the military acknowledged this fact.
“ah… … Your Majesty… … .”
“Now is the happiest time… … .”
everyone was sad
Because in the future, there will be no happier times than now during the married life.
At the thought of having to work even for such precious time, the atmosphere of the imperial people, which was like a festival, became somber.
Contrary to the reactions of these people, Kariel was having a rather happy time.
As he said to Seriel, he focused on spending sweet time with the Empress.
Recalling the memories of traveling around the western continent during the war, he drew up a honeymoon route centered on good places, and showed satisfaction even for children.
Contrary to Kariel’s wish that time would pass even a little slower, time flew by in a flash, and eventually he arrived in the Luminous Dominion, his mother’s family.
“Meet Your Majesty.”
“long time no see.”
Kariel, who greeted each other with the now grown-up father-in-law of the Dominion, was treated to a sumptuous meal prepared by them and spent her time to the fullest.
However, less than a day had passed since he had arrived, and Seriel came to visit as if he could not wait any longer.
“after… … okay. Give it to me.”
After receiving the thick report, Kariel looked at it with a sigh. And after a few minutes, I understood why Seriel had rushed to visit me.
“It wasn’t just a problem in the New World.”
“… … Yes.”
A giant snake that occupied the highest mountain peak in the New World.
However, it was reported that there were at least three such beings in the New World.
If it had been for this, Seriel wouldn’t have come so urgently.
“Not only the southern islands, but also the eastern and western continents… … .”
I erased the most powerful remnants of the past, including Odin, but was that because?
The remnants of the escaped past decided that they would become ‘gods’.
What had been quiet during that time was to increase power and gather power.
But if that’s all, it’s fine.
This is because the current Ignit, which is estimated to be the most powerful in history, can cleanly dispose of the remnants of the past that cause problems in the Western Continent.
The problem was then.
“It’s a strange energy… … .”
Suspicious energy written at the end of the report.
He said that neither the energy of Hell nor the Magi were polluting the surroundings with an energy he had never seen before.
Why is this phenomenon only now being discovered?
The reason was the remnants of the past.
This is because some remnants of the past settled where the mysterious energy flowed and absorbed all the energy.
“Is there a problem with procrastination?”
The problems that had been put on hold for Ignit, devastated by the long war.
It felt like it was approaching a bigger problem now.
“At that time, I had no choice.”
Most of the masters, including the grand master, were immobile, and so were the knights and wizards.
The soldiers also needed rest.
So it was an inevitable choice.
“I’ll have to go see it myself first.”
“… … Shall we prepare?”
Cariel, who looked at Seriel who was about to prepare right away, spoke softly.
“Just a few days… … Just a few more days and let’s go.”
“… … Yes.”
Seriel coughed in vain to Kariel’s earnest request, gave a small answer and backed away.
“after… … .”
Cariel looked up at the sky with a sigh.
Every time I try to retire, I feel like something is going to explode.
At this point, it feels like someone throws a pile of work at you every time you’re about to retire.
“… … It must be an illusion.”