Chapter 44 – I’ll beat them
Celestia remembered that day four years ago very clearly.
At that time, she was eleven years old.
It had only been a year since she had received the blessing.
Unable to fight the monsters, she had been hiding in the basement with a few soldiers and maidservants while the royal capital was attacked by a horde of undead.
“… Otou-sama … Onii-sama …” (Celes)
“Don’t worry, Your Highness. His Majesty and His Highness are surely safe…”
She was aware that the voice of her maid who encouraged her was trembling.
The situation must not be good.
Her mother, the queen, had died when she was very young.
What if her father and brother didn’t come back?
Just imagining that future was causing her to shiver.
But the Grim Reaper’s scythe was the first to reap for the life of this young royalty.
The door to the basement was destroyed and what appeared was a fearsome chimera that was a fusion of several creatures.
In addition, the one who was controlling the chimera was an old man who claimed to be an executive of the Demon Lord’s Army.
Her escort soldiers were easily killed, and Celestia realized her death was coming closer.
No, it would be better if she was just killed.
It was an unbearable humiliation if after that she was transformed into undead and become a puppet of the enemy for all eternity.
Then, a boy appeared there.
“It, it’s dangerous here! Run away…!” (Celes)
At first, she thought he was just a normal child who had been lost and entered this place, so she shouted.
After all, she was eleven years old and he looked smaller than Celestia.
But he was completely unfazed by the chimera, on the contrary.
“Everything will be okay, I’ll beat them”
He declared it with full confidence.
There was no way he could do it.
It’s a common desire for heroism among boys of his age, but in the face of this reality, it can only lead to tragedy.
And what unfolded in the very front of the desperate Celestia was the exact opposite of what she expected.
The boy defeated the chimera and the necromancer with overwhelming strength.
She was standing there dumbfounded in front of such an unbelievable sight,
By the time she noticed, he was no longer in the basement.
“I couldn’t thank him … and ask his name…” (Celes)
She didn’t even know his name.
She didn’t know whether he lives in the capital or not.
Since then, Celestia has lived with regret about that day.
Why didn’t I thank him?
Why didn’t I even ask for his name?
As the days and months passed by without a chance to see the boy again, the feeling did not fade but grew stronger.
(I never thought I’d be able to see him again like this…….)
Celestia glanced at the profile of the boy sitting next to her, her heart pounding with excitement.
He is now twelve years old, which means he has grown more than him four years ago, but he still looks young to her who is fifteen.
But she felt as if she had a reliable adult man by her side.
She was staring at him too intensely.
With a flushed face, Celestia hurriedly stood up.
“Th, thank you for coming all the way today! Then, I’ll be back soon.” (Celes)
“Ah, yes” (Ark)
She wanted to talk more, but it was her limit for today.
Fortunately, She and the boy attended the same school and they’ll be able to meet again at any time.
Celestia hurriedly left the rendezvous, trying not to let anyone notice her reddened cheeks.
“His Highness Celestia!”
As she returned to the girls’ dormitory, she heard a voice calling her name.
When she turned around, a teacher from the academy came rushing towards her, looked somewhat flustered.
“What happened?” (Celes)
“Actually, there was a messenger from the royal palace earlier.”
Celestia wondered what’s going on.
“His Majesty the King wants you to return to the royal palace as soon as possible.”
“His Majesty do?” (Celes)
“Yes, the carriage has been prepared.”
“… looks like it’s a very urgent..” (Celes)
Until now, this had never happened.
It must be a very urgent matter.
Despite her anxiety, Celestia boarded the carriage that had been prepared.
It’s a royal carriage with the Crest of the Royal Family.
After dozens of minutes in the carriage,
She arrives at the royal palace, then Celestia headed for her father, the King.
“… Celes? I’m sorry …… for calling you all of a sudden…….”
“No problem. So what is the matter?” (Celes)
Just as she had a bad feeling about her father’s stuttered, a voice interrupted her from the back.
“Aah! My beloved Princess Celestia! It’s been a long time!”
Looking back, Celestia involuntarily distorted her face.
What she saw there was a middle-aged man who looked like an orc.
He was younger than he looked, in his mid-thirties.
He was not very tall, but he had a body that spread out horizontally.
The hair on his head was already thinning, probably due to his indolent lifestyle, he was sweating just by walking.
“Ah, Your Highness the Crown Prince…” (Celes)
“Hoho! You remembered me! I’m very happy!”
She can’t forget.
After all, he is the crown prince of the Hambarada Empire, a neighboring country of the Kingdom of Edelhide――.
“Even so, You’ve become more mature and beautiful! As your fiancée, I’m very proud of you!
――and Celestia’s fiancé.
“Wh, what brings you to here……?” (Celes)
“Actually! I decided to get married to you earlier, so I came all the way from Hambarada!”