Father. What's your story?

"Um, ......, about that.

 The king summoned the princess and explained to her, with a bitter look on his face, the exchange he had just had with the Pope.

"Engagement, is that ............ me? I'm sure you're aware of that.

Oh, I've never heard of such a thing before. ...... Is it true?
No, I have no idea what you're talking about. How did you hear about ...... that?
Well, that's all right.

 The king was relieved when the princess replied.

 After all, what the woman had said was a groundless story.
 Nevertheless, there was something troubling about the Pope's willingness to push things this far.

 It could mean that there is something he wants to push forward with no matter what.
 But if there is something that he wants to get by lying and damaging the relationship with our country, that is a disturbing sign.

...... Oh, no, that reminds me.

Do you have any idea what I'm talking about?

Yes. Yes, I think that's what happened. I remember now. The idea that we're engaged is a nasty hoax that that man, Prince Tyrence, has been spreading for years.

"...... hoax?

 The king tilted his head, not really expecting the word.

Yes. In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.

I see.

 That was new to Wang, too.

In the event you have any questions concerning where and how to use the internet, you can contact us at our own web site. I thought you would have given up on me.

"I see.

 My daughter was able to shake off the proposal of the prince of a great country with great courage.
 As far as I can tell, she made the right decision, but I wouldn't be surprised if she held a grudge.

 Considering the fact that I had been studying in Mithra for less than a year, and that I was about 11 years old at the time, I suppose it was something that I could manage to laugh off.

"Well, I knew it would be something like that, but... well, what about this invitation?
 If you don't want to go, you don't have to.
 You're still in the middle of the trials for the throne.
 You can use that as an excuse to refuse.
 If it's a political or diplomatic matter, don't worry, we'll take care of it.

 Nevertheless, Mithra's seminary is not only a place to learn Mithra's 'warding technology', but also a place to gather and nurture the next generation of leaders to learn socializing and diplomacy.
 If a celebration were to be held for the prince's birthday, inviting graduates from all over the world, it would be a large scale social gathering with state guests from all over the world.

 It is not wrong to say that the princess's (Leanne's) future will be damaged if she does not attend.

 That woman.

 I think you've used a really painful point as a bargaining chip.

A celebration party and ball for the prince's coming-of-age ceremony?

"The time is about three months from now. In any case, I need to respond as soon as possible.

 The princess listened to the king's words, pondered for a moment, and then quickly gave her answer.

All right, let's go. We don't have much time, so we'd better start making preparations right away.

 The king was a little puzzled by the answer that was so straightforward.

Yes, but this time ...... I'm a little worried about a few things.

"Do you think that your father has some kind of plot against Mithra?

 In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find out more about it here.

I'm not going to go that far,......, but it's not impossible.

 I think my daughter has good intuition.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what's going on in your life.
 It may be natural that she understands the situation.

 She was the target of an assassination attempt in the recent incident (・・・・・・).
 Remembering this fact, the king felt even more uneasy.

To be honest, I don't want you anywhere near that country right now. The situation has changed from when I granted you asylum after the attack by the Imperial State. This invitation smells fishy to me. I don't want to think about this, but if I go to ......, I could end up in mortal danger if things go badly.

 The king told her in no uncertain terms that her life was in danger.
 The king told her in no uncertain terms that she was in mortal danger, but the princess was unconcerned.

"I see. But it doesn't change my mind. Our lives are always in danger, and it is our duty as royalty to handle important social occasions, isn't it? Besides, I don't want that man to say whatever he wants again without showing his face.

"I see, but...

 The king stammered.
 This time it's really different.
 I really have a bad feeling about this.
 I've been through a lot of death lines, and my trained intuition is telling me with all its might.
 This time, it's really dangerous.

 It's easy to tell her not to go.
 However, as I always tell her not to be swayed by the opinions of others and to make her own decisions, I'm not sure if I should disregard her wishes.

Don't worry. Don't worry. You'll be fine. I'm a little nervous if I'm the only one, but it doesn't matter how many people go with me, does it?

"The number of squires? Yes, of course it's fine.

 The Pope says I can bring as many as I want.

 He said he'd provide lodging and food.

Then there's no problem.

No, there's another problem.

One more thing?

His Holiness says he's inviting that demon boy Rollo to the party. And as your 'friend' too.

 When the princess heard this, she looked puzzled and then laughed.

There's nothing wrong with that, is there? We're friends, Rollo and I, and I'm sure he's going to be very ...... pleased.

"Just for the record, do you know what it means for Mithraism to 'invite' demons?

Yes, of course, but I think it's a good opportunity to let people know that demons are not dangerous. And it may be that younger people with less prejudice can understand each other better.

 The princess smiled at the anxious look on the king's face, wondering if it would be so easy .......

In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find a lot more information on the web. It's too late now. My brother and I have already prepared ourselves for it.

 Shrugging his shoulders and smiling at her, the king remembered his own decision the other day.

 That's right.

 This is something that I started in the first place.

 I decided to accept the boy from the demon tribe.
 At the man's request, I decided to treat him like a citizen.
 And that boy is a debt of gratitude to this country.
 I need to repay that debt, and I don't want to avenge it.

 But I still have my doubts.
 Perhaps it is because that decision is certainly a mistake for a king to make.
 Sacrificing one person in order to save ten is the duty and obligation of a person in my position.

 To sacrifice one person to save ten is the duty and obligation of a person in your position.
 It's the work of a complete fool.

 Abandoning a demon boy who has no allies anywhere in the world.
 That's probably the right thing to do as a politician.
 A position like yours comes with an obligation to protect that kind of peace no matter who hates you.

 However, I was influenced by that crazy man who accomplished everything, and I thought like this.

 What kind of a king is he if he can't protect a single person?

 I was only motivated by the voice of a half-child, ignoring profit and loss.
 I am now imposing this selfishness on my children.
 And yet, they have accepted it.

 Until now, I had treated my daughter as a child, but ...... I reminded myself that I am the one who is really a child.

I'm sorry I put you through all this. Inez will be your escort.
Yes, and there's one more person who needs to be escorted.
...... Is that the guy you're talking about?

"Yes, of course! I'll go talk to the person in question right away!

 As soon as she said that, the princess (Leanne) happily left without telling me where she was going.
 Perhaps she was headed for that man, Noor.

"Well, if he's coming with me, I'll be somewhat relieved.

 That man is strong.
 That man is strong. He can overcome any crisis, that's what I think.

 But I still have a bad feeling about this.

 If you're worried, take as many people (・・・・・・) with you (・・・・) as you want (・・・・・・), that woman said.

"They say, 'Let a pretty girl travel,' but this time I'm really worried.