The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C58
The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C58: Escape from the inn!
I was left alone in the room by the man who had rushed out. After I heard the sound of someone slamming down the stairs, I was surrounded by silence, as if the earlier bustle had been an illusion.
“I’m in trouble…”
I let out a sigh so deep and heavy that I almost fell to the ground. What kind of action will the king take if the princess he loves so much is interested in a mere viscount? It would be unforgivable for a king as well as a father. It was sure to be a messy affair.
Oh, I’m so depressed. Well, there’s no point in dwelling on what’s already happened, so I’ll just start with what I have now. Moving my heavy feet like lead, I opened the door to the room and stepped out into the hallway.
The hallway was already dark. I walked down the hallway, stepping firmly, and stood in front of the door to the room where Alice is.
The door that was so light when I left the room just a moment ago was now standing tall and heavy like the door of the Demon King’s room in the last dungeon. However, I didn’t feel as elated as I did when I was playing the game, and I wondered if this was how the heroes in the real game felt when they were challenging the Demon King.
I guess I’m just wasting my time standing there in front of the door. I’ll be a valiant man! I took the door knob in my hand and pushed it in.
I felt a really heavy response that I wasn’t expecting and heard a scream from inside. I hurriedly peeked inside through the slightly open door and found Alice lying by the door, holding her ear.
”Alice, are you okay?”
“No, I’m not okay! What are you doing?”
“No, no, no. People don’t usually stay in a place like that! Why are you there?”
“Ugh, it doesn’t matter!”
Alice turned away, looking embarrassed. Oh. I see. So you’ve been eavesdropping.
“If you’re so curious, why don’t you come take a look?”
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, what are you talking about?”
I looked at the door and saw a human-shaped mark on it. I thought it might have been a bump mark, but it looked more like a long, hard push than a bump mark. I wondered how much it bothered her.
Still, I guess it was the result of the fact that she had declared to me that she wouldn’t leave the room, so she couldn’t leave, but she was curious. It kind of makes Alice look like she’s smiling.
“What’s with the smile?”
“If only Alice weren’t a princess.”
“You’re saying some crazy stuff, but what does it mean?”
“No, forget it.”
“You’re making me nervous!”
“I’m back, so forgive me.”
“Mmm. Well, you’re back in one piece! Now hurry up and teach me how to study!”
Alice was disgruntled but regained her composure and replied with a smirk on her face, unable to hide her joy.
“No, let’s call it a day.”
“What the hell is wrong with you?”
She became restless again and started to bite me.
“Listen to me, Alice.”
“It’s late today. If it gets any later, it will be dangerous in the city at night. You’ve been eavesdropping, so you can understand, but the guards have left and I have to take you home. This is the only time I can get you back to the castle in time for the guards to make their rounds.”
“I didn’t eavesdrop……”
Alice looked depressed.
“Besides, you need to get home and talk to the king, right? And when you do, I’m sure he’ll set up a place for you to study, and I’ll teach you well.”
“Yeah, I know! I have to speak up!”
Alice replied with a blush and a happy smile on her face.
Okay! Now, they will be able to understand that Alice was only studying with me. It’s a good idea to have a good tutor to teach Alice, rather than having her study with some other student.”
Now I’m off the hook! I was wondering what was going to happen, but it looks like I’m going to make it!
After that, the blushing and grinning Alice was sent back to the royal castle with the patrolling guards.
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