The Fifth Prince Was Banished to the Frontier, but He Survived Easily With His Luck Skill - Chapter 32
Yuzuriha, having heard the situation from Galiera and the others, spontaneously decided to head towards the capital, but Elroy stopped her.
“Even if we leave now, we won’t make it to the capital in time. The wedding is tomorrow morning, isn’t it?”
“But! We have to go to help as soon as possible!”
“It depends on which choice those two make. Remember, I gave them a magical device that makes them invisible?”
“Oh, that thing that makes you invisible to others for about a moment…”
“If they use it without hesitation, they won’t be killed immediately. The problem is who they will ask for help.”
“What do you mean by that?”
“The Kingdom of Vestfalen, even if it uses Cornelia’s wedding to put them in danger and invade Norgard, is still their homeland. If they escape and ask for help, they won’t be refused.”
“Betraying without a word and now… now of all times!”
Grinding her teeth, Yuzuriha clenched her back teeth tightly.
The hawk Yuzuriha sent to Marguerite for communication had no information about the war at all.
This was proof that Marguerite and Cornelia were completely left out of the loop.
“The mastermind is probably Prince George, or perhaps the dying king is making a desperate gamble, but that doesn’t fit with his rumored character.”
“Yes, His Majesty the King was very affectionate towards his daughter, the princesses.”
“How about the relationship between the crown prince and the princess?”
“Not particularly bad, but not especially good either.”
“The royal family there was all women, and the only men were the king and George, so I imagine it must have been quite difficult for him.”
Elroy nodded deeply to Galiera’s words.
In his previous life, he had been the eldest son, and all four of his siblings were sisters, so he remembered feeling isolated among his family.
Still, he couldn’t help but frown at George’s way of thinking, which involved sacrificing even his siblings for political strategy.
“So, Marguerite wouldn’t cling to her brother who abandoned her, right?”
“And that means?”
Yuzuriha, understanding the hidden meaning in Elroy’s words, nodded.
“Yes, it seems they’ll flee here to Ouroborosland.”
If it’s Cornelia, now that her marriage is canceled and she no longer has obligations to her homeland, there’s no need for her to restrain her feelings.
Galiera was also convinced that she would definitely come here.
“If that’s the case, things are simple. If they use the magical device and head this way, we can meet them on the way.”
If they can meet up, the Kingdom of Vestfalen wouldn’t be so generous as to dispatch an army to the remote Ouroborosland.
Even if they managed to assassinate the royal family, the history of Norgard is old, and the nobles are fiercely independent.
“I hope at least one of them survives. My brothers too.”
Although he had no fond memories of his blood-related brother, a brother is still a brother. More importantly, if at least one royal survives, it will prolong the war with the Kingdom of Vestfalen.
That would buy time for Ouroborosland to truly become an independent nation.
“I only hope Cattleya, my sister-in-law, handles things well.”
Regardless of Marguerite and Cornelia, Elroy thought it unlikely that Cattleya would flee to Ouroborosland.
Considering how intelligent she was.
She might escape with Hermes and seek support from the Kingdom of Leon to reclaim Norgard.
If that happens, depending on the circumstances, Ouroborosland might be willing to form an alliance.
“But can they really escape safely?”
Yuzuriha asked, her face filled with genuine worry.
To her, Marguerite was more than just an employer.
Galiera felt the same.
Each had their reasons for pledging loyalty to their masters.
“It’s too late to head to the capital now… but we have a trump card.”
“I’m not too keen on it, though.”
Yui pouted, looking unhappy.
“What do you mean?”
“You had something prepared in advance to save the princess?”
Yuzuriha and Galiera quickly fixed their gazes on Elroy, demanding an answer.
The women, as usual, were unyielding.
Since Elroy was not their lord or employer, their reaction was perhaps understandable.
“I never said Yui was my only familiar.”
Finally, the day of Herman and Cornelia’s wedding arrived.
Cornelia, the bride, did not even try to hide her gloomy expression.
Of course, she wouldn’t do such a thing at the actual venue, but she wanted to be true to herself while in the dressing room.
“But I wonder if Father is alright?”
“He came all the way to this country… I hope he’s not overexerting himself.”
Oswald, the father of the bride and King of Vestfalen, had not appeared in public at all due to fatigue from the journey.
Originally a sickly father, he had handed over the political reins to his son George in recent years.
Although they had been corresponding by letter, Cornelia had not had a chance to meet her father since coming to Norgard, and she was looking forward to seeing him after a long time.
“I got a message from Yuzuriha. It’s quite a surprise. Apparently, they’ve got a large supply of Light Crown Grass in Ouroborosland.”
As a princess of the upper class, Cornelia knew that the cream made from the rare Light Crown Grass was an expensive anti-aging medicine.
Just the fact that such a rare product exists means that Ouroborosland can’t be called a barren wasteland.
“She asked me to introduce her to a trustworthy merchant. It makes sense, using a merchant from Norgard would easily expose Ouroborosland.”
“That man always exceeds my expectations…”
“Do you have any regrets?”
“Of course, there are.”
If there was more time, if Elroy had a higher position in the court, if only, if only… there were endless thoughts.
But she had decided to live on, casting aside those regrets.
After all, she had decided to get engaged to Herman, whom she had never met, to stay by her sister Marguerite’s side.
Since it was her decision, she had to take responsibility for it.
“He seems to be on the verge of falling for a beautiful witch who performs alchemy with Light Crown Grass.”
“I’ll kill him.”
Even though she intended to cut ties coolly, it seems she still couldn’t let go of her lingering feelings.
Marguerite laughed joyfully.
“It’s not a laughing matter, Sister!”
“Isn’t it fine? Be yourself, Cornelia. You can live without letting go of your lingering feelings. Just like me.”
As royalty, there are responsibilities to fulfill.
But, as Marguerite says, those responsibilities and one’s feelings are separate matters.
As long as one fulfills their responsibilities, the heart can always be free.
“So let’s bully that man together.”
“Yes, we should make him realize.”
If Elroy had heard their conversation, he would probably cry out that it was a misunderstanding while they talked and laughed, looking at each other as sisters.
“The bride is requested in the dressing room.”
“I’m coming now.”
Finally, Cornelia’s wedding ceremony was about to begin.
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