Episode 96 Affectionate People / Linnecarlo
“Hey, Linnecarlo, give me a little more space, or I’ll have to take my hands off the control sphere.”
“I can’t move any more. Arthur, you need to be more compact.”
“Please, Master Linnecarlo, don’t push me. I’m already on the verge of dislocating my joints.”
“Then remove your joints, so you can be smaller.”
With me and Arthur on board, Emina’s Artemis was moving through the enemy’s territory. Artemis is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to covert action, and with its stealth capabilities, it arrived at the eastern fortress without being spotted by the enemy.
Artemis breaks into the fortress while supplies are being brought in, and reveals herself by undoing her protective colors. Of course, the soldiers of the fortress began to make a fuss when they saw her. I stopped them with a loud voice as the soldiers of the fortress moved their magicrafts and prepared to fight.
“Wait! I’m Princess Linnecarlo, I’ve come to speak to General Orlea, call the General here at once.”
Hearing this, the soldiers began to buzz and fuss. They didn’t seem to know what to do, so I shouted loudly again.
“Hurry up! You’re insane to keep a princess waiting!”
The soldiers hurriedly ran to call the general. After a while, a familiar face appears. Once I saw him, I prepared to dismount from Emina’s Artemis.
“Emina, I’m sure it’ll be fine, but you have to be on your guard.”
“I know, if something happens to you, there’s a chance I might leave you and run away, so be prepared.”
“Don’t worry, Master Linnecarlo, I’ll help you in any way I can.”
Ignoring Arthur’s words, I opened the hatch and stepped out. When he saw me, he ran over, saying in a loud voice,
“Whoa! It’s really Princess Linnecarlo! I thought the soldiers were making a mistake, but I’m so glad to see you!”
“General Orlea, it’s been a long time.”
“Yes, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you, after all, you’ve been away for a long time, and I’ve been wandering around to see if I could meet you at the royal palace, but for some reason I couldn’t, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed you!”
“General Orlea, I’m going to go straight to the point and ask you to help me and Yudin stop Mushym from running amok.”
“I see, I was wondering what kind of request you were talking about…….You’re asking me to betray Commander Cruz of the Royal Army and side with you……”
“If you don’t do me this favor, I’m going to have to cut you out of my life.”
“Oh! That’s not good! You know how I feel about you!”
I know that’s why I’m telling you this…….I thought about it, but I didn’t say it, and I just stared at Orlea.
“I’ve always intended to give my life to you, and I don’t care if they call me a traitor to the army. The third Magicraft Legion will now swear allegiance to Crown Prince Yudin and Princess Linnecarlo!”
“That’s all right. Give it your all.”
“So ……Princess Linnecarlo……my thoughts on you………”
He started to talk about troublesome things, and of course I, who had no special feelings for Orlea, brushed it off.
“In addition, Orlea, can you move your troops immediately? I want to join Duke Caron and his army as soon as possible if possible. Also, my Odin has been taken by Mushym, do you know where it is?”
“I’ll have the troops ready to move at a moment’s notice. As for Odin, I understand he has been transported to Mardan base.”
“It seems that Mushym did not have the courage to destroy Odin after all.”
“Odin is a national treasure, so even if only his enemy sister could control him, he would not simply destroy him.”
“My brother’s really a novice…….Why don’t you get ready sooner?”
“Oh, yes, I’ll have them ready in no time!”
With that, Orlea immediately began instructing his subordinates.
After finishing his instructions, Orlea came to me once more and said
“Princess Linnecarlo, I would like to ask you one question: Do you have a loved one? It’s very important to me at this time…….”
When asked about it, I immediately thought of that carefree smile. …… No, no, no, why would Yuta’s face come to mind at a time like this… …It is true that he is the only man who has beaten me …… No, he is the man who has drawn me, but he, a mere commoner, is no match for me, a royal……
“No, I don’t. I have my hands full with the country right now.”
Orlea expressed more joy than necessary at that answer……but I felt something like guilt for answering that way.
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