Two days later, Daisy and I were in the sky, observing the rebel army from the distance.
The rebel army had already arrived in front of the city of Narita. A total of eighty thousand men were standing in formation outside the city, ready to attack it at any time.
Meanwhile, the imperial army was inside the city, ready to defend it against the attacks of the rebel army.
“It’s more people than we expected, Your Highness,” Daisy said with a serious tone. “And I can see Daemons between them. It looks like the news of Prince Alan allying with the daemons is true.”
Just like Daisy said, we can see Daemons among the troops of the rebel army. Moreover, every one of the daemons is a powerful powerhouse.
Most likely, the daemons knew that they could not send many troops, so they compensated by sending a group of powerful people.
But after observing the daemon powerhouses for a while, I frowned.
… There is something wrong with them.
Their auras feel strange.
But, what is it?
Mm… I should check later.
Just then, Daisy spoke up.
“Your Highness, what is the plan? Are we going to attack them directly?”
I thought for a moment and shook my head.
“No, let’s wait.”
“Your Highness?” Daisy was surprised. But quickly, she understood.
“Is it due to them?”
Daisy is already one of my dependents, so there is no problem with telling her about some of the troubles that I need to solve.
Due to that, she knows about Ysnay and the Unknown Immortal.
“I’m not too worried about the Unknown Immortal,” I said. “His goal should be to destroy the world, however, he has not descended in this world yet. It means that what he can do right now is limited.”
“Then, are you worried about Ysnay?”
Right, I was worried mainly about her.
I was almost certain that she was going to make use of this opportunity to make her move.
The problem is that I don’t know when and how.
Until then, I must keep wary.
It’s easy to just attack the rebel army and annihilate them, but if due to that, I fall into Ysnay’s trap, then it will be too late to regret it.
Worse yet, if in my anxiousness, I destroy Ysnay’s opportunity, then it will be much harder to predict when she is going to make her move. By then, I will be much more passive than now.
Thus, the only thing that we can do for now is to wait.
“We will adopt and defensive strategy and observe the situation carefully,” I told to Daisy. “This way, I will be able to react promptly if Ysnay decides to do her move.”
But then, she lowered her head with a complicated expression.
“Your Highness… In your battle against Ysnay… Are we going to be a burden?”
“… Silly girl, what are you saying?” I pinched Daisy’s nose and smile wryly. “You are not a burden. Well, it’s true that you are not strong enough to interfere in this kind of battle yet, but I don’t consider you’re a burden.”
“Is it so?” Daisy forced a smile out and nodded.
I could not help but sigh inwardly.
This girl sure is sharp, huh.
I wonder if the others already noticed as well.
Yes, the truth is that in the battle against Ysnay and the Unknown Immortal, I am at a slight disadvantage.
It’s because I want to protect Daisy and the others.
It’s true that Ysnay promised not to act against the people that I love and not to hurt them.
Even so, knowing Ysnay, she will find a way to use them in her plans. For her, it will be alright as long as she guarantees their safety.
Sigh, so troublesome.
After observing the rebel army for a while more, Daisy and I decided to return to the city.
I gave the information that I recollected to my two aunts, who organized it and prepared it for the meeting with the higher-ups of the army that I’m leading.
After I was done with that, I decided to have a walk around to clear my mind and think about the clues that I have.
It’s something that I have been doing a lot lately in case that I forget something crucial that Ysnay can use against me.
To be honest, it’s pretty useless. After all, there is no way that my immortal mind can forget something that I don’t want to forget; but it’s something that I have done from my mortal days when I am troubled about something. Just this shows how anxious I am.
While I was lost in my thoughts, I saw a familiar woman walking around with a dazed and complicated expression on her face.
Silver hair with green eyes, and beautiful face, and fair features. She was a beautiful woman able to enrapture any man that saw her.
Her name was Mia Hera. She was Louise’s mother and my mother-in-law.
At the same time, she was Earl Carlson Riea’s wife.
Right now, though, she was holding a note with a complicated expression on her face.
I sighed and approached her.
“A note from your husband?”
Mia was startled. She hurriedly tried to hide the note but realizing that I already deduced its origin, she could only smile bitterly.
“… Yes… He sent me a message telling me to go with him if I don’t want to be in danger.”
“Oh?” I raised an eyebrow in surprise. “Could it be that he is confident in his victory? What gives him that confidence?”
“I don’t know,” Mia said with a bitter smile. “Right, Claus… About my husband…”
“You won’t ask me to spare him, right?” I asked before she could finish.
Mia bit her lips, unable to continue her words.
In truth, that was what she wanted. She wanted to ask me to spare their lives if they fall into my hands.
However, she knew how shameless that was. After all, Earl Riea would not spare me if I fall into his hands.
After several seconds, Mia finally smiled wryly and nodded.
“Yes, I want to ask you that. At the very least, I hope you can guarantee his life and the life of my son.”
I imagined that she was going to ask something like that.
“Why should I do that, Mother-in-law?”
“That… Well, L-Louise and C-Claire will be sad if something happens to them… A-And…”
“I know that.” I interrupted her again. “And to be honest, I indeed can spare them.”
“But the problem is that your husband is related to the death of my mother and several attempts against my life, Mother-in-law. You know that, right?”
Mia bit her lips and lowered her head with n ashamed expression.
Even so, she did not give up.
“… Is there anything that I can do to make you spare him?”
I did not reply. Instead, I sighed.
Normally, I would have asked her to become my woman at this moment. That is what I have been doing during this life after all.
But right now, I’m not in the mood for something like this.
Ysnay and the Unknown Immortal can make their move at any time. Now I don’t have time to lose conquering another woman.
“Let’s have this conversation later,” I said. “Go back and rest. Don’t worry, I’ll think about your words.”
Mia bit her lips and looked at me with pleading eyes. But when she saw that I was firm, she nodded with a complicated smile.
“… I understand.”
Then, she left.
I remained behind and heaved a tired sigh.
Now is not the time to think about that man. I have more serious problems to consider.
With that thought in mind, I returned to the city lord’s mansion, which was now working as my headquarters.
But just as I arrived at the mansion, Aunt Sera received me with a strange face.
“We received a letter from Alan. He wants to have a meeting with you.”
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