In Princess Carol's room...
After the meeting between Yukino and the vassals of the Grand Viceroy of Kittle in the audience hall...
Yukino, Sylvia, and Princess Carol gathered in the guest room of the castle.
This is a room on the upper floor of the castle that is currently used for Princess Carol's stay.
There are two rooms, one is a bedroom and the other is a living room. There is a sofa in the living room, which is currently being used as a bed for Kate, the maid of honor.
At the moment, Yukino, Sylvia and Princess Carol are sitting around a table near the window.
Princess Sylvia's maid and Princess Carol's maid, Kate, were out of the room, waiting in the hallway.
First of all, I would like to apologize again.
When she saw Yukino and Sylvia take their seats, Princess Carol left her seat.
She then bowed deeply to them.
I'm sorry for the trouble I've caused to the Kittles on behalf of my brother Tonia Gurtra. As your sister, I apologize once again.
"No, Princess Carol came to ...... to inform me of the disappearance of my father and sister. I'm rather grateful to her.
...... Even in turbulent times, lawlessness is not acceptable.
Princess Carol's voice was trembling slightly.
As soon as I get back to my territory, ...... I will ...... use my life to remonstrate with my brother Tonia.
"......, Princess Carol.
Excuse me. It's tea time, isn't it? Princess Sylvia.
Princess Carol then sat back down in her chair.
"And you, Yukino. ...... I'm sorry for the trouble I've caused you.
"No. I'm just following the will of my true master.
Yukino looked at Princess Carol as if she was under pressure.
Even for a woman of her s*x, Yukino thought she was beautiful.
Her cherry-red hair swayed softly in the wind, and the tiara that adorned her hair shone in the sunlight.
Her skin was pure white, and her narrowed blue eyes gazed gently at Yukino.
The dress and tiara were borrowed from Sylvia, but they fit her as if they were custom-made.
In addition, Princess Carol had a great figure.
She may not be one of the top models in Yukino's world, but she would certainly be on the cover of a fashion magazine.
Yukino looked at the princess's breasts and waist wrapped in her dress, and then involuntarily touched her own.
The reason why the touch is not enough is because in her previous life, Yukino was sickly and grew slower than others.
It is a good thing that Shoma was able to write the word "demon" easily thanks to her, but Yukino felt uncomfortable when she saw the perfectly styled princess.
"......? What can I do for you, Yukino-sama?
Yukino shook her head.
No, no, no. Now I must fulfill the mission given to me by the true Lord.
With that in mind, Yukino looked at Princess Carol.
I'd like to ask you something about the Castle of the Fangs.
"Yes. Anything you want.
When Yukino asked, Princess Carol looked at her with an angelic smile.
I've been wondering about you since the other day. I've been wondering about this for a while now. Princess Carol seems to know a lot about the Castle of Fangs. But the Castle of the Fangs is located far from the capital of the Grand Protectorate of Gurtra, near the border of the Grand Protectorate of Kittle. And yet ......
"So why do I know so much about the Castle of the Fangs?
Is it because the Princess is the Dragon Emperor's Priestess?
Yes. As a matter of fact, ...... I lived in that castle when my father was alive.
The princess lived in the Castle of Fangs?
Yes. I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of it.
Like a maiden in love, Princess Carol blushed and said.
I've told you before. "I told you before that there is a mural of the Dragon Emperor in the Castle of the Fangs.
Yukino and Sylvia nodded their heads at Princess Carol's words.
After seeing this, Princess Carol said with a serious face.
"My grandmother told me this before she died. "Before she died, my grandmother told me to be a person who would not be ashamed of the Dragon Emperor.
"I've heard that. "That's why Princess Carol risked her life to come to the Kittle Realm.
"Yes, Master Sylvia. That's why I've been trying to talk to the mural of the Dragon Emperor since I was little. This is what happened to me today. Today, I made this mistake...
Taking a breath, Princess Carol sipped her tea.
I had a feeling that the Dragon Emperor would show me the right way.
"The Dragon Emperor's mural is on the top floor of the tower, isn't it?
"You've been to the King of the Frontier. Lord Yukino.
Yes. I've also heard that there are strange patterns on the floor of that room.
...... I see. It's a room with a large window on the south side that lets in the moonlight... and it's also the room where I performed a strange ritual ...... a long time ago.
"...... It's a secret, isn't it?
Princess Carol looked at Yukino and Sylvia, holding her cheeks in embarrassment.
I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not.
I used to dance under the moonlight, praying to the Dragon Emperor's mural to give me strength. Kate, my maid of honor, said to me, 'This is embarrassing. Kate, my maid of honor, told me off for being so embarrassing, saying, "You don't normally do that. ......
"......What? I do. It's normal.
Yukino and Princess Carol look at each other.
Because I've done the same thing. After the Grim Reaper grabbed my leg. I only did it when I was feeling good.
"But you wouldn't draw a portrait of someone you respect, the Dragon Emperor, and talk to him, would you?
I usually do.
Yukino nodded with a serious face.
In her case, it was a picture of the Organic Dragon King.
It's a good idea to use it as a reference to help you look like him.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you." "...... Did Princess Carol also create spells to draw out her powers, or did she secretly open the curtains when she changed at night to let the moonlight in and draw in her powers...? ...?
Well, that's the ...... part.
You should try it. I recommend it.
Oh, you recommend ......?
You might want to ask my true master for guidance later. If it's Princess Carol's wish, I'm sure Mr. Shoma won't mind. Of course, I'll be there.
"Yes, yes. I'd love to.
When the hostage exchange comes true, ...... it will give you strength.
Yukino said in the most solemn tone possible.
So, after you return to your territory, I suggest you make the Castle of the Fangs your home. That way, you will have the blessings of the Dragon Emperor. There may be an invisible(・・・・) force(・・・・・) at work(・・・・) to protect Princess Carol's life.
"Oh, I see. ......
I'm not sure what to make of that.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
Sylvia, who is standing next to her, is also listening to the conversation with a serious face.
Yukino has been told by Shoma to draw out information about the Castle of the Fangs and to recommend that Princess Carol stay in the Castle of the Fangs after the Hostage Exchange.
Of course, the current story is a stepping stone to that end.
Besides, Yukino herself had a feeling that she could get to know Princess Carol better.
She's easy to talk to, and she's very approachable.
If she were to become the next "Gurutra Patriarch", she would definitely be an ally of the frontier.
I feel very close to you, Yukino-sama. ......
The same was true for Princess Carol.
"I'd love to talk to you more.
"No problem. I've been assigned to guard Princess Carol. I'll stay with her until the hostage exchange is over.
"Thank you. Yukino-sama.
Princess Carroll shook Yukino's hand.
Sylvia looked at her with gentle eyes.
The preparations for the "hostage exchange" are progressing steadily.
The messenger from the Kittle Realm should have already departed for the Gurtra Realm.
The army has also begun to prepare for the attack of the Ten Wise Men.
At the moment, my sister, Renesmee, and General Hulka are gathering soldiers in the forecourt of the castle. But they don't know yet that the Gurutra Guard is against them.
But strangely enough, I'm not worried.
This is because they know the power of the demon general Yukino in front of them.
I'm not sure if it's because I know the power of the demon general Yukino in front of me, or because I know that the King of the Frontier is my absolute ally?
Sylvia suddenly turned her gaze to the ceiling.
Directly above this room was her bedroom. There is an active magic circle there that can transport Sylvia to the King of the Frontier at any time.
(...... If you feel uneasy, you can just transfer. I'm sure that the King of the Frontier ...... will listen to me ......).
Just thinking about it, my anxiety is slowly melting away.
(......But don't just take advantage. (But don't just take advantage of me. I have to repay you for what you've done for me, Shoma.
Sylvia suddenly tilted her head.
I wonder what he wants. ...... When I think about it, I'm troubled.
The king of the frontier, Shoma, only wants peace and a relaxed life on the frontier.
If you incorporate Sylvia herself into that "relaxed life," ...... your heart will feel a little warm, but that's probably a long way off.
What I can give her now is...
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
Sylvia couldn't help but say those words.
It is a sword that was made from a meteorite that once fell on this land.
Legend has it that it was given to him by the Emperor when he was the Prime Minister of Kittle.
The reason why Sylvia remembered it now was because she thought it could be used for a 'hostage exchange'.
If Princess Carol's plan didn't work out, she was thinking of offering the Meteor Sword in exchange for getting her father and sister back.
If the ...... hostage exchange goes well, I might be able to give it to the King of the Frontier.
I'm sure my father and sister will forgive me.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and how you can get it.
"...... Yu, Yukino-sama.
"Yes. Princess Sylvia.
I'm not sure if it's appropriate for the King of the Frontier to have a sword made from meteorite iron that fell from the sky on his waist.
I think it would look really good on you. I'd love to see you wear it.
"...... is good.
I'd love to see you wear it." "I'm glad." Yukino's reply made Sylvia blush and breathe a sigh of relief.