101-Episode 100: I was asked

Whoa, whoa, whoa⁉︎

'There's nothing wrong with marriage if the relationship is that great. What's so funny?'

'No, that's ......'.

It's true that it's not strange for a person to marry a powerful noble or royal family of another country for political reasons, but when someone says something like that in front of me, I don't know what to say.

It wasn't that I didn't like it, of course, but I had only thought about it briefly.

'But there is such a thing as Aleria's feelings. ......'

'I'm willing to do that,' he said.

'I'm saying .......'

Is this what you mean by "under siege" ......?

I think it's a little different because it refers to the enemy,...... hmm?

And for some reason, Aina is the only one with a disappointed look on her face.

Why does Aina do that ......?

I'm sure you'll understand if it's the other way around.

I'm not sure what to do. Let me make my feelings clear.'


'First of all, it's not that I don't like it either. Rather, I see it as a story that's too much for me to handle.'

'No, I'm telling you this because you're Yuki-kun.

'Let's put that aside for the moment. How old is Aleria?''

'Fifteen years old......, no, she's sixteen this year.'

'That's still too young. I'm not saying Aleria is, but I think it's too early for a young woman...... in general, and maybe not just women...... in particular, to decide to get married.'

I'm not sure if it's a good idea for me to say this when I'm about the same age as you, but at least I'm an adult.

The words that came out naturally were these.

'Besides, the time since Aleria and I met was short. Of course, it was an intense period, but it's too early to decide on marriage. I'll take a longer look, and if Aleria is willing to accept me in the end, I won't refuse.''

'Hmm ......, at first glance it seems to make sense, but ...... it's blue.'

'Isn't that right ......?'

'Lilith and I got married when we were about the same age as you, Yuki, and we're still good friends. Right?'

'Yes, we are.'

The two of them emit an aura of love-love.

'Of course there are cases like that. But even if that's the case, you don't have to just get married earlier.'

'What do you mean?'

'Marriage is, in a sense, just the completion of a ceremony. In the long run, the relationship between a husband and wife will neither deepen nor become shallow because of the marriage. You don't need to use marriage to live together.

In the past, I read an article on the Internet that said that couples who married quickly had a higher divorce rate than those who did not.

'I see ...... you think marriage is not a goal. That's deep.

Rather than Emperor Julius ......, father Arelia was silent and seemed to be cramming.

'I think you, Yuki, have a point. You don't necessarily have to rush into marriage.

'Mm, that's true, too. ......'

Aleria's father, despite his position as emperor, was surprisingly flexible in his thinking.

She nodded at Empress Lilith's words.

'Aleria, what about you?'

'I'm fine with anything, as long as I can be with Yuki!

'Okay, that's settled then.

Emperor Julius grabbed my hand with more strength than before.

'I know you're not going to marry yet, but I want you to take care of my daughter.

'Yes, yes, ...... I'll take care of her.

And so the tumultuous dinner party came to an end.