203 return to the kingdom

 I took Helen's hand and left the barrier, being careful not to go faster than I could say, "I just don't want to cause any trouble behind you.
 My heart wants to dash right now, get into Camilo's carriage, and fly the carriage into the kingdom, but I can see what will happen if I do that.
 It was hard to suppress my impatience, but I tried to remain calm and left the place without being blamed for my speed.

 It took me about 15 or 20 minutes. In other words, about a kilometer or two away, there was a "pool" of people on the plain.
 We decided to stop there. We were sure we were tired from standing in line for so long, and the kingdom had been away for so many days, so we thought maybe we could hear something.

 People of all races, ages, and genders were milling about, sitting down and resting in various places. Helen and I found an empty space and sat down there.
 Helen didn't sit down with her usual "thumping" style, but sat down sideways. She seems to be aware of the situation.
 He took a cup from his luggage and handed it to Helen.
Thank you.
 Helen took the cup and poured water from the water bag into it and started to drink it. I also drink directly from the bag. I was a little worried that Helen would look at me blankly even though we were husband and wife, but she acted normally.
 If you're a mercenary and have been to many battlefields, it's normal to drink from a water bag, regardless of gender. I gulped down the water.

 After drinking some water and taking a bite of some dried fruit (like figs), I felt more comfortable and had more time to pay attention to the situation around me than before.
 Most of them looked tired, so they must have come from the Empire. All in all, they are saying something like "I was surprised by the suddenness.
 The ones with puzzled expressions are probably the ones who have turned back. Some of them were surprised and disappointed to hear the stories of people who seemed to have come out from the empire.
 Basically, they were probably trying to enter the city for business, and if they couldn't do business, they would be in trouble.
 I listened for a while, but for the time being, it seems that no one is trying to flee to the empire because something happened in the kingdom.
 That means my family will probably be okay. Well, as long as they're in my house, I don't think anything will happen to them.
 I breathe a sigh of relief.
"What's wrong?
 Helen, who seems to have seen me, is looking at me with concern. Thank God she's changed her tone.
No, I'm just wondering what's going on with the house after what happened.
 I replied, choosing my words carefully. The way I said it, most people would think I was talking about my wife's house.
"Oh. It's okay. It's a family home.
 Helen, on the other hand, understands the meaning of the word and squeezes my hand. I gently squeeze her hand back.

 Then I heard a woman's voice. Helen and I both jumped and pulled our hands away.
"Oh, we're sorry to startle you. We just wanted to ask you a few questions.
"No, I'm sorry too, I didn't mean to be rude.
 I took off my hood and bowed back to the apologetic woman. Helen quietly moved behind me.
 I felt something strange about the woman, but I didn't want her to think I was strange for wondering too much, so I asked her back as if nothing was wrong.
"So, what is it you want to ask me?
What's going on in the Empire? The people around me are saying something like that.
"Oh. ......
 I answered the woman's question. I heard something about a riot on the road, but my wife and I were at her parents' house, so I didn't know the details.
 As we talked, I tried to figure out what the strange feeling was, but I couldn't come up with anything.
 Surprisingly, however, he told me what it was.
 When I had finished speaking, the woman gently turned her head toward me. Helen tried to step in front of me, but I held her back with my hand.
"Don't worry, Master Eizo. I'm from Amur.
 The smiling face was the one that had shown me around on my way back from the expedition.