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“Wait, is God interfering that far?”
Originally, she had intended to have a child with Leonis, but if someone else intervened, the story would change.
― Of course, I don’t want that cheeky bastard to monopolise you, but the four children born will be blessed by God, healthy and beautiful, and will have many powers.
“That’s something to be grateful for, but…”
― Aren’t you trying to seduce him because you also want to have a child? I thought that was why you worked so hard every night on it.
“Oh not that, it’s……”
The Divine Beast was unaware that both of them were wearing contraceptive rings. Celia was taken away when she noticed the cute face leaning up.
― Or why do you accept it all? You seemed to have a hard time moaning, too…….
“Oh, you heard that when you were an egg? Don’t remember it! Don’t bring it up! Just forget about it!”
―What’s wrong with you, saintess?
The divine beast made a strange face when he saw Celia’s terrified reaction. The door swung open, and Leonis stepped inside.
“Is the bastard called the Divine Beast who doesn’t know how to behave? You act like you don’t know that.”
―You are the one who has no manners! You enter the room where the saintess is without knocking on the door first, see?
Leonis approached the bed with his eyebrows arched, as if he didn’t think he was worth responding to. Then he grabbed the scruff of the divine beast who was sitting on Celia’s lap.
“You too. It’s time for the kids to go to sleep. Get out of my bedroom!”
The divine beast without even having time to respond after seeing how swift his hands were. However, it was not enough for Leonis, who was already accustomed to dealing with the divine beast.
Striding across the room, Leonis gave the divine beast to Miline, who was already standing outside the door, and bang! and shut the door.
At the very least, this was a much more peaceful evening scene.
“I don’t mind sleeping with him.”
“Hmm, do you want to show him everything that we do?”
After returning to the bed, Leonis walked up to Celia, took her hand, and kissed the back of it. Celia’s face flushed red. Quickly climbing into the bed, Leonis wrapped his arms around Celia while heaving a heavy sigh.
“… The army has departed from the capital. They will arrive at the border of the duchy within a few days.”
Celia, who was being held in his arms, raised her head while he was holding her. Leonis tenderly caressed her cheek, reading the strain and worry in her expression.
“Don’t worry. I will win.”
“But… This is war. There is also a kind of war from last time.”
The knight who mixed monsters and humans posed a serious threat. Although Leonis was successful in fending them off, it was unknown whether any of the other knights could.
If Michael made an army out of them, he could do great damage.
It was a problem that those who supported the Duke of Cardian and many people who formed their army could die.
Celia was debating whether she could be of assistance. It seemed possible if she could drive them away by frightening them, just like she did in the banquet hall.
However, Celia’s power was not used by the knight of the monster.
Later, she asked the Divine Beasts why they were not God’s creatures. Because it was created by humans, some people believe that it is a creature that does not belong to either light or darkness, or even destruction.
“It won’t take long. I swear to come back alive.”
Celia knew that she had no choice but to release him, but she wished she could convince him to stay with her. On the other hand, if he did not go, more people’s lives would be lost.
It was blood that had to be shed for the cause. And Celia hated having to admit that truth.
“……Safely, you have to come back safely. Promise me that as well.”
Leonis said this while lowering his head. Celia closed her eyes, feeling the sweetness of their overlapping lips.
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No one knew about the last appearance of the princess. Actually, no one cared about Princess Amelia, so she thought she must have died when most of the princes died.
‘I told you not to come this way, so…….’
Lucy curled up and burst into tears. She really wanted to think it was just a rumour, but it was hard to find proof that it wasn’t.
Who will help Amelia inside that palace? Everyone was trying to use Amelia, because the enemy was everywhere.
‘If you choose to come this way……’
She could have been used, but she would still be alive today if that had happened.
This place was much better than staying at the palace of the second prince. It was the same as not being able to go out of the mansion, and even though they were watching her, they treated her like a noble lady.
Her body, which had been thin because of abuse, put on weight again, and for the first time in her life, her dry, cracked hands became smooth. It was made of soft fabric, even a soft bed, and no one noticed it.
Lucy, on the other hand, had become slightly acquainted with the person who was observing and understood roughly how she would be handled in the future.
‘He told me that he wouldn’t kill me.’
Lucy believed that was the best luck she could have with that guy. She didn’t know anything about him, and because she’s insignificant, he doesn’t mind keeping her alive, so he’s leaving it alone.
However, Princess Amelia was different.
Because she is the bloodline of the imperial family. She is a burden, regardless of how hard she tries to become emperor. She is unsure whether they intend to use her politically or marry her.
Lucy felt that way. He used her as bait to seduce the princess, marrying her out of convenience, and then stealing the throne and killing her.
Amelia had a decent chance of succeeding because she genuinely cared for Lucy. Amelia was the one who had always told Lucy that she was the only one in her family.
Wasn’t she like that last night too? In order to save Lucy, she did not hesitate to do dangerous things, he said.
The man said so while delivering the news about Amelia. When Lucy heard the news, she cried.
‘But I couldn’t ask her to come this way. Because the princess…’
So she wasn’t a princess. Amelia was not a woman—she was a man.
Since the emperor didn’t want a child, not even a proper midwife could be found. They said the old man who came as a midwife that when Amelia was born, he was drunk and fell asleep.
So, the gender of the child was only known to Amelia’s mother, one of her maids, and only one of the maids who ran errands for them.
“You swear to me, Lucy.”
Amelia’s mother forced her to put her bloody hand on Lucy’s shoulder. Lucy swore quickly because she was scared.
Even though she was scared at the time, she made the right choice. If it had been found out that Amelia was a man, she would not have lived.
Even more so because after that, his power started to show.
After that, no one supported Amelia.
Even his siblings, they just despised Amelia.
‘In the end, it ended like this… … .’
He may have survived until he became an adult, but it wasn’t fair that he had to suffer and die just to survive.
He wouldn’t have known if it was the two princes, but there wouldn’t have been a need to kill the princess either! Aren’t there other princesses abroad?
‘Prince Michael…… I will never forgive you!’
Lucy gritted her teeth and loathed Michael in her heart. If she had been strong enough to learn how to use a sword, she would have taken revenge on the princess for sure.
‘Only you, I want you to be unhappy.’
I’ll do everything I can to make that happen. Lucy wanted it no matter how weak or helpless she was.
The most she loved and cherished…… Because I’ve lost my younger brother.
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“Today marks the eighth day…”
At the entrance, nearly uneaten meals were served. When Michael told Lucy that Princess Amelia had died, it was as if she had lost everything that was important.
Zeppel didn’t get mad when Nicole told him that he couldn’t bring Princess Amelia back.
Anyway, he wasn’t necessary to Zeppel’s strategy. As though there was no way to get through it without her, there was.
Since Celia’s ‘divine beast’ was serving as a powerful cause, Princess Amelia’s role as the support of the imperial family was insignificant.
‘It also bothers me.’
He felt sorry for Lucy, but Zeppel thought it was good that Amelia had died.
Celia seems to believe that after convincing Amelia to support Leonis, she only needed to fake her death in order to live as a man.
Only Lucy knew how she had hidden his gender, so if she tried to return to the imperial family, no one would believe her.
Zeppel, on the other hand, thought that Amelia was a dangerous person.
She wasn’t just a part of the imperial family, and being a man could be a stumbling block like Giel or Prince Phil.
Regardless of whether he wants it or not.
That’s why, when Zeppel ordered it, he didn’t tell Nicole to bring him by force.
He assumed that Nicole had noticed his intentions to some extent. Because no one could match him in his ability to understand people’s intentions.
The other two would have had no idea. Until they found out what kind of person Zeppel was.
‘It was to some extent expected, but…’
It was bitter to see the result. He thought that Michael might be able to hold him as a hostage without killing him.
But Michael was Michael.
He didn’t leave any embers behind. He was the last of the princesses to try to complete their role as children, despite the fact that he was not treated as a member of the imperial family.
“The princess’s last words were to keep our promise.”
Nicole said that with a calm expression.
The person who killed the princess was someone else, and they warned that she would be killed if they left. He had a calm expression on his face, but he didn’t seem to be calm inside.
So, Zeppel heard the news and came to the mansion for Lucy. To keep their promise.