"It's not working. ......"
"I'm sorry, Your Highness. But this is all I can do. ......"
Princess Kilik glares at the squire in frustration.
This is the third time now that the menu has not been delivered as requested.
He may be the first person to make three mistakes and still serve Kilik.
"Hmm. ...... Don't be slow. Get ready to go."
Kilik takes his seat and begins to eat, annoyed.
Gone is the butler who used to rush to Kilik's aid whenever something happened, or rather, who used to read Kilik's expression and demeanor before something happened and respond to his wishes.
Kilik has realized in the period of time since Lyto's disappearance that he was often intruded into areas of his life of which he was not even aware.
In the first few days, I had no control over what I wanted to do.
Of course there was the stress of losing Lito, but this gradually led to the realization that he had been in control of even his own decisions.
For example, let's say I wanted a glass of orange juice.
The first person who took Lyto's place immediately prepared what he requested, even though he was a bit nervous.
But Kilik slammed it down as soon as he took a sip.
"This is not what I wanted," he said.
It was a natural action for Kilik. Until then, orange juice had been served at the temperature he wanted to drink it at, with the flavor he wanted.
Kilik and the squire were at each other's throats.
After a few days, Kilik finally understood. Once again, he understood the greatness of the too good butler.
"So, you've been keeping track of them, haven't you?
The Resistance. No problem. But are you sure you want to leave it alone?
So you think you can get ahead of this?
Kilik has been able to do as he pleases, but one thing he has never been granted is the authority to use force.
He had no private army, no SS, no military force of any kind.
Although a unit of the Royal Guard was supposed to protect Kilik, it was obvious to everyone that it was no longer functioning.
"I can't believe I'm being reminded in this way how much ...... Liyt has done so far, ...... really ......."
Only Kilik understood the situation correctly.
The rest of the servants had also been taking it easy, not realizing how capable Ryto was.
Those who did not had already left.
They did not understand how much they had benefited from it, and even now they do not understand why their work has gone wrong.
"We should have left some of them behind if this is the case. ......"
The level of the servants had fallen so low that even the tyrant Kilik was tempted to recall those he had driven out in a fit of emotion.
"The People's Army 《Resistance》 has obviously caught a golden goose somewhere ......"
Kilik, who has been following the movement, can even see the background of the growing movement of the Popular Army 《Resistance》.
However, he had no idea who they were.
The Resistance was probably after him. Originally, it was an organization to vent their discontent with the nobility and royalty, but now they have to seriously think about the threat to their lives.
"The only thing I can think of is to hire mercenaries using a money handler, or to come here with new weapons ....... Now that I am not in King's Landing, it is a good time to take aim. I think it's more valuable to let me live and use me as a bargaining chip than to just kill me."
Kilik mulls over his meal.
After losing Lilit, he was forced out and moved to the western edge of the kingdom to a frontier city called Aelyria. Not even half of the guards who were supposed to be there are present. The situation inside was, well, you guessed it.
Even if the Resistance is a small force made up of only commoners, the current situation is very unsettling.
And if some aristocrat was involved, or if regular soldiers were to come out, there would be no way to stop them.
"Well, I don't think that's going to happen..."
There is no nobleman in this country who can survive after avenging the royal family.
Anyway, I can get through this much on my own.
Kilik's reluctance to act on his feelings alone is not because he feels his life is in danger.
In fact, it could even be said that he is clearly caught off guard on this point.
He is really concerned about only one thing.
"Or else, Lilit will laugh at me."
I don't want him to be unsympathetic when he comes back.
For this reason, Princess Kilik was the first to make an effort.
Even if no one sees her, even if no one recognizes her, even if no one relies on her, she believes that if she breaks through this situation, the all-powerful butler will return. .......