The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C56
The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C56: Who the man is and what the solution is
“What were you doing in the room?”
The man still maintains the strength of his arm around my neck, not loosening the restraint, and asks in a low yet sharp and stern tone.
“I was just trying to teach her…….”
I answered calmly, which was not appropriate for this tense situation. The reason why I can answer so calmly is because I am confident that I am not in danger.
From the way this guy was talking, it seemed like he knew that Alice was next door. He also guessed my name even though he was in disguise. So, of course, it’s not as if he’s misidentifying me and Alice.
Secondly, when I thought about why he was asking these questions, I realized that if he wanted to harm Alice, the princess, or me, there was no reason for him to question me. It would be less risky to just assassinate or kidnap her.
Furthermore, someone who can break into the school, considering the fact that he was able to expose my disguise while in the school. In other words, it had to be one of the students, teachers, or guards. A teacher is too conspicuous to be able to sneak up on us in the school, and the students are simply not good enough to notice me, who was trained by Yulis.
If so, there was only one reason for the guard to follow us from behind without us knowing, even though he had no intention of harming us. Perhaps these guards were Alice’s bodyguards.
If I think about it, the king loves the princess so much that he even invited a small nobleman like me to her birthday party, so there’s no way she doesn’t have an escort. That’s why this guy must be her bodyguard.
But if you have an escort, do your job well. We’ve been in a private room at an inn this time, and she was captured by bandits before. Are you okay with that……?
That’s why I need to think about what to do now.
I wondered why he was threatening me like this when he had no intention of harming me, but he was probably testing me to see how I would react if I were in danger. They are probably trying to see if they can trust me and if I am trustworthy enough to get close to Alice.
My response to that is simple. Don’t be trusted, sell Alice, and have her taken away by her guards.
I never thought I’d get such a chance! I don’t care about the reputation of the sinking royal family anyway, and it’s great that I don’t have to take any action on my own to keep Alice away! So let’s just say the right things and get her away from me!
“It can’t be! Why do you need to study in an inn? Don’t you have something to be ashamed of?”
“I’m afraid I’m only granting Americia wish because she wanted to go to the inn with me.”
How about that! The combo of saying the real name of this princess, Americia, but not bringing her here out of selfishness! If you were an escort, you wouldn’t let anyone who did something like this near her! I’m sure he’s turning red with anger.
Let’s see how he reacts! When I checked on the man, he was standing there with his eyes wide open in astonishment. Then, after a few moments of silence, the man opened his mouth.
“Is that true?”
Hmm? What’s with this reaction? He seems to be shocked by something, as if he doesn’t realize that I’m lying. Or maybe he’s just surprised that I’m lying. I’m not sure, but I’ll let it pass.
“Yeah, yeah. It’s true, but……”
“No, that’s ridiculous.”
As soon as I said that, the man fell apart.
“What the hell is wrong with you?”
“You to the princess! What did you do?”
“I didn’t do anything!”
“That’s not possible! As you know, the princess loves the capital city, and we deliberately let bandits kidnap her so that she will know how scary the city is! In the midst of all this, we’re educating her that going to an inn alone with a man is the most dangerous and scary thing you can do!”
“Don’t teach her that, teach her history and math!”
“Tell that to the king! The king has ordered that the female knights of the guard take turns sleeping with her every night, so that she can whisper to Americia that men are animals and that inns are scary places! And yet you invite her to the inn……?”
Oh no! I’ve given you a big misunderstanding! I’ve got to clear up this misunderstanding before it turns into a hell of a lot of trouble!
“It’s a lie! It’s a lie that the princess asked me out! I lied to you!”
“I can’t believe it under such circumstances! Hee, the princess has finally found her first love! I’ll have to report this to my boss! Farewell, Viscount Dreschord! Send the princess back to the royal castle!”
“Wait, wait, wait, wait! Wait, please! Please! Please! Please, 〜〜〜〜!”
Ignoring my desperate pleas, the escort took off running.
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