Elaine’s eyes rolled.
Because it was Elaine who was invited to their village after receiving unexplained favors from the elves before returning, I can roughly understand what the elves looked like.
But others don’t.
How can people who haven’t seen an elf in hundreds of years know their language in the first place?
I’ll just go ahead and say it’s a new type of ancient language.
Elaine, who was briefly speechless at Charon’s reasonable question, made an excuse that has now become a regular.
“Ah, I saw it in the secret library of the Kingdom of Aster.”
“Why is there such a thing in the Kingdom of Aster… .”
“That’s a kingdom founded by an outstanding spirit person. So there must have been a lot of interest in elves.”
If we were to pick those who excelled at dealing with spirits, we could say that they were definitely elves.
They have been said to have gone extinct for hundreds of years rather than interacting with each other, but fairy tales and old history books often show them freely dealing with spirits.
That’s why, no matter how much he looked at swordsmanship, he knew the extent of that.
At Elaine’s words, which were certainly credible, Charon shook his head and immediately dismissed his doubts.
‘Well, no matter how good the princess looks, there’s no way she’s an elf. I also think it’s crazy.’
Elaine, who had never dreamed that Charon with a dull face would be shivering inside, breathed a sigh of relief.
‘Anyway. Why does this guy’s mouth keep saying useless things and making me run out of exhaustion?’
Anyway, I’m glad it went well.
Reminding herself to never make that mistake again, Elaine raised her finger and pointed to the jar.
“Let’s get it right now. Don’t open the lid because you don’t know what it is.”
Elaine smiled contentedly as she watched Charon gently embrace the jar.
‘Once it is written in elven language, it must have at least the value of an ancient relic.’
A considerable amount of money was generated by raising the ground to build a road.
As it was an unexpected income, Elaine’s mood improved as if it was flying off.
But in order to sell an artifact, you need to know exactly what it is.
It could be an artifact with tremendous abilities, or on the other hand, it could be extremely dangerous, so it could not be sold to others.
‘Even it looks very suspicious.’
I am really concerned about the way the outside is wrapped in a paper-like material. It’s as if something is sealed… .
Anyway, it was a little uncomfortable to just open the lid, so a detailed investigation was necessary before that.
“I’ll have to take it and leave it to you to give me the exact feeling.”
“But I don’t know if anyone can interpret the elven language.”
“If that’s the case, leave it to me. I know a person who is nimble in this direction.”
Elaine smiled softly.
A person that comes to mind automatically when you hear the word ‘elf’.
Looks like I’ll have to visit Blue soon.
After returning to the Imperial Palace with Charon, Elaine put the jar in her room.
Then he glanced down at Bailey, who was clinging to her legs and trying not to fall.
“You must never touch this. I don’t even know what’s inside. got it?”
“Hey. Are you going already as soon as you arrive? You’ve been here for a long time… .”
“I’ll be back soon with the blue mage lord, so please wait here until then. I just take a good look. Understand?”
“Yep. Just leave it to me!”
Elaine chose Bailey as the soldier to defend the complex.
There wasn’t really any other reason, but Alice and Kathy were currently absent for other work, so they had no choice.
It’s a bit insecure to leave things with Bailey, but it’d be better to just leave it in one place than to go around looking for Weeblen while carrying that heavy thing.
After repeatedly emphasizing, ‘Never touch it!’, Elaine went off to find Wieblen with Charon.
“The queen is also true. Why can’t you trust me like this?”
Alone, Bailey tilted her head.
I admit that it’s relatively unreliable compared to Alice and Cassie from an objective point of view, but it’s not to the point of being so anxious.
Bailey shrugged her shoulders as she glanced at the glamorous yet suspicious jar.
“I have to finish what I was doing before you come back.”
Bailey hummed and took the rag in her hand and walked towards the window.
And poofy. While I was wiping the window to a glossy enough sound.
Suddenly, the sound of footsteps coming closer and closer from afar, and the princess’s door suddenly opened.
“Oh my gosh. Have you already been… .”
Bailey’s face turned cold with a bright smile on her face.
She pouted her lips as if she had ever smiled.
“Ah, what is it? Are you the 2nd Prince?”
“What are you? Why are you so disappointed with me?”
Laneige, who was looking around to find Elaine, narrowed her eyebrows at her strangely unpleasant response.
Bailey looked at him like that and snorted.
“Yeah, I thought it was a princess, but it’s not. Of course it is disappointing.”
“Ah, I admit that.”
“… Are you accepting it?”
Bailey’s eyes narrowed.
It was a blunt statement because it was Laneige who was particularly generous with Elaine’s maid and maid, but I didn’t expect to admit it so plainly.
Laneige turned on the lights in her eyes again and looked around when the person who spoke out was embarrassed.
“So where did the little boy go? Don’t even think about cheating. It’s the way to hear that the little boy has come to the Imperial Palace.”
“I am. What do you do by cheating like that? And if it’s a princess, she went out to bring Blue for a while. You said you’d be back soon, so if it’s not urgent, you’d better wait here.”
“Well, can you excuse me for a moment?”
At Bailey’s suggestion, Laneige dyed her cheeks red and carefully closed the door and entered.
Anyone who sees it is shy and shy.
Bailey blinked blankly because she wanted to go there all of a sudden, but then raised the corners of her lips.
“By the way, is this your first time entering the room when the princess is not there?”
“All, all, of course! It’s ungentlemanly to enter my sister’s room at will!”
“Heh heh. So would you like to see this? The princess drew it when she was four years old, but she was shy to show it to her family, so she kept it hidden?”
“Huh! Oh, can I just look at that?”
“Ah, except what? The rule of thumb is to discover and play with these things in a room without an owner.”
“I’ve never heard of such a law… .”
Laneige did not take her eyes off the paper Bailey had unfolded, even as she tackled it like that.
“Huh. Did you draw my family? Hey, is this me?”
“Huhu. From then on, the princess’s love for her family was extraordinary. Isn’t that great?”
Laneige nodded impatiently.
He turned to Bailey, staring intently at Elaine’s cute little painting around the age of four.
“Do you have any other pictures?”
“Ugh. Unfortunately, this is the end of the picture the princess drew.”
“I’m sorry… .”
Laneige’s shoulders drooped.
Bailey glanced at him in great disappointment, then grinned.
“Well, it’s just the pictures, there are many other things.”
“Oh oh! Show me quickly!”
“Wait. where was it… .”
Bailey passed by the table and rummaged through the drawers.
Laneige, who was following her, suddenly saw the colorful jar on the table and tilted her head.
For some reason, the complex feels ominous.
Laneige tapped it and frowned.
“There’s something I haven’t seen. What is this?”
“Yeah? what… . Ah! You can’t touch it!”
Laneige, startled, stepped back.
But in the process, Laneige’s knee hit the table hard.
As a result.
Without even reaching out to grab it, the jar touched the floor and shattered.
At the same time, the black energy that was inside rushed out, but it was invisible to the two of them.
Bailey’s face was white, her mouth wide open, and she let out a belated breath.
“Huh. What if I break it!”
“It’s because you surprised me! Well, but is this important to a kid… ?”
“You told me never to touch it, so it must be incredibly important. I do not know… .”
Bailey came over crying.
already broken. It was depressing because there was no turning back, but the pieces had to be removed in time.
It’s because the princess shouldn’t get hurt anyway.
“what can I do. The princess was watching you closely.”
“sorry… . It was not intentional.”
Laneige hesitated and apologized, not knowing what to do.
Any aristocrat would take off his shichimi and pretend that it wasn’t his fault, but Laneige, even though he was a prince, meekly admitted his mistake and apologized.
Admitting one’s faults is natural, but in a hierarchical society where upper and lower ranks are divided, it is unusual for a superior to do something to a inferior.
At this point, Bailey was at a loss as to whether to congratulate him or accept an apology.
In the end, though, he closed his mouth, which had been protruding all the time.
“I’m sorry for yelling too. But since we both made mistakes, wouldn’t the princess split her anger in half?”
“… uh? is it?”
Laneige clenched her fists as Arnyl was having a conversation that would have made her say, ‘It’s crazy to see a stupid brother and an idiot Bailey meet.’
“I’ll help you clean up too.”
“It’s okay. I can do it alone.”
“If you’re doing this for fear of getting hurt, that’s fine! If you apply mana like this, your hands will never be cut!”
“No, it’s because not helping is helping.”
Bailey said with a smirk, but Laneige held up a piece, telling her not to give up.
But at that moment.
Black smoke came out of nowhere and rushed towards Bailey, sticking out her sharp teeth.
Bailey, startled by the whitish but snake-like appearance, reflexively raised her hand, but if she continued like this, she would bite her arm.
I closed my eyes tightly and prepared for the pain to come… .
The guy who was hit by Laneige’s fist bounced off.
But unlike the dull sound on the floor, there was nothing there.
“What? I definitely had a feeling… .”
Laneige clenched her fists and furrowed her brows.
Bailey blinked her eyes shut and looked at Laneige’s wide back.
“Bah, wasn’t that just a snake? What kind of snake is there in the Imperial Palace!?”
Even the snake came out of Elaine’s room.
Knowing that fact, Laneige’s bloody eyes grew even worse.
“I don’t know what he is doing, but I have to tell my father. I’ve never seen a ghost or anything, an unknown and dangerous guy roaming around in a kid’s room.”
Laneige was sure.
that he is still alive.
And he admittedly admitted it.
This means that you can’t solve this on your own line.
Even if he had a technique to erase his presence, no matter how much he expanded his senses, he couldn’t feel anything.
Throwing out the guy who attacked Bailey was almost instinctive.
For a moment, I can’t help but see his black body, and if it wasn’t for him, I’d have stood idly and watched Elaine’s precious maid get hurt.
Laneige growled, revealing her teeth, and pushed Bailey’s back with a dizzying imagination just thinking about it.
“You go too. It’s dangerous here until you catch him… .”
Suddenly, an eerie sound was heard and Laneige hardened.
Bailey, who was pushed forward by his hand, immediately noticed the strangeness and looked back.
Laneige’s body slowly tilted along with Bailey’s scream.
A disaster caused by carelessness.
Last but not least, Laneige’s vision darkened as the black figure slowly disappeared through the open window.