I was sold at the lowest price C140: Detour
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It seemed that quite a few of the enemy had already arrived, and even if we bypassed them while avoiding the large troops, we would encounter their scouts.
“Quiet, enemy units.”
It would be troublesome if they contacted the main force. I’ll move quickly and destroy the enemy units before they can call reinforcements. Princess Ranelle and the Temira soldiers admired me as I cleared away the five enemy units in about ten seconds.
“I’ve never met anyone as skilled as this. I’ve heard that the Emou army is strong, but I’ve never seen anything like this…….”
“Oh, I’m technically a mercenary hired by king Emou, we’re called the Iron Knights.”
I told her that to make our name known.
Due to the large detour, we still had a long way to go to the northwest mountains. As it was getting dark, we took a short break. We decided to take a rest in the shade of the mountain where we could hide and have a good view of our surroundings. Just in case, I asked Feri to let me know if anything approached.
I hadn’t brought any food with me since I was only doing a light reconnaissance, but Temira’s army had enough to share with me. It was then that I met Princess Ranelle for the first time in person. She was a lovely young lady with shining beautiful blond hair.
She approached me fearfully as I ate, then she stared at me. If she wanted to talk to me, she could speak……
“Princess Ranelle, aren’t you going to eat?”
I couldn’t resist, so I called out to her.
“No, I’m not hungry.”
“You’d better eat when you can, because you never know what’s going to happen later.”
“That’s right, isn’t it? Well then, can I eat with you?“
Looks like she’s the type of person who doesn’t like to eat alone, there’s no reason for me to refuse, so I agree.
Princess Ranelle asked me while we were eating.
“Um……may I ask your name?”
“Oh, I’m Yuta.”
“Yuta…….That’s a nice name.”
“Oh, really? I’ve never heard anyone say that before.”
Princess Ranelle asked more questions, fidgeting for some reason.
“So, Yuta-san……are you……married or something?”
“What? Do I look that old? I’m only 17…….”
“If you’re 17, you’re already an adult, and you don’t have a specific partner…….”
Oh, right, in this world, you are already an adult at 16.
“No, I don’t have any such plans or partners.”
There is someone I like, though, Yuki Shirayuki. I wonder how she is doing…….I want to see her…..And while I’m at it, I wonder how Nagisa is doing, too, though I’m unwilling to think of her when I think of someone I like.
“So you don’t have a specific partner! Is that so~♪”
For some reason, Princess Ranelle seemed to be very happy. I’m not sure if she had a bet with the people of Temira to see if I was married or not.
“Anyway, do you have a specific person in mind Princess Ranelle?”
“No need for a……princess, you can call me Ranelle.”
“Well, what about you, Ranelle, don’t you have someone in mind?”
She seemed to want me to ask, so I did.
“I don’t have a definite partner, but I do have……a…..significant other.”
“Well, I hope it works out for you.”
Ranelle replies cheerfully. She’s a bit of a strange girl…….Linnecarlo gets strange sometimes, but I wonder if all the royals in this world are like this.
I asked Feri to keep an eye on the surroundings, and I took a nap in Arleo. I closed my eyes and tried to rest, but perhaps it was because I had talked like that with Ranelle earlier and thought about Yuki and Nagisa, but memories of the two of them flooded my mind and I couldn’t sleep.
Shirayuki is a firm person and excellent at everything she does, so I only have the image of her doing well in a world like this, but Nagisa seems to have some shortcomings so I’m more worried about her.
Yes, when I get a little more settled, I’ll go see them. Maybe they’d be a little happier if I do it…..While I was thinking about this, before I knew it, I was fading into a dream…
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