Chapter 21: The daughter of the Prime Minister (The son of Knight-Captain, Build POV)
*Unedited. Place with (*) are the one that I am not entirely sure.
I had lost.
It was a fight where I do not even managed to make my own move….
I thought that the young lady from the Prime Minister’s residence was someone who is ignorant of the way the world moved.
What kind of person was she?
Whether she was good or bad, I will do my best to investigate it.
That girl’s evaluation from others was too excellent.
The commoners treat her like she was some kind of a goddess, whereas the aristocrats worship her as a charismatic person.
Was there really a human capable of achieving such feat?
It seemed that she also worked on developing some kind of a medicine together with the younger brother of the current King. Therefore, I should also meet this person and hear his opinion about her.
“Do you like the Prime Minister’s daughter?”
Inside the drawing room which I was guided to earlier on, the question that I asked to the man in front of me had cause him to sputter his tea all over the place.*
“Wh, wh, What are you talking about….. Cough….”
“Are you okay? I am quite anxious since Cardinal-sama seems to possess a [too good to be true] kind of reputation.”
The King’s younger brother replied to me as he cleaned up the earlier mess.
“That person is someone who always put others above her own matters.”
“A person who always work hard for the sake of others rather than her own personal interest. Naturally, that person is a nice person.”
He started to smile softly.
My father had told me that this person was strong, was that the truth?
“King’s younger brother, do you have any knowledge on martial art?”
“I know a little bit of it.”
“Cardinal is strong.”
I still remembered that day.
“That person is reluctant to have any other people hurting because of her. Therefore she told me that nobody are going to be hurt if she is personally strong.”*
The King’s younger brother looked at the ceiling as he snapped his finger.
With that sound, two people in black clothing stood behind him.
“These two people are the intelligence personnel who work under me….. That girl probably will hate it if she were to find out that someone is actually snooping on her.”
“Why is that?”
Towards my serious question, one of the personnel spoke.
“It was impossible for anyone to snoop around Hime-sama without being found out by her. I felt like yelling at you for doing such reckless action.”*
“Was it that excessive?”*
“Because you have been making fuss all over the place by investigating Hime-sama, everyone in intelligence unit have already been made aware of it for some times. Due to that, Hime-sama have personally collected her own private information for you. [I will personally give it to you if you come and asked it from me] is what she wanted to say to you. So why don’t you just ask her face to face? She might even disclose her three sizes.”*
When he heard the answer by one of the intelligence personnel, the King’s younger brother accidentally dropped his teacup.
“Would you like to know about her three sizes, my Lord?”
“Don’t make fun of me.”
“Hime-sama’s breast is truly big.”
“You have been talking too much.”
That black man laughed in understanding.
“This Orotchi will properly taught this person later on.”*
“I do not want that!! I am sorry!”
“A person who is using Hime-sama as their joke material should be half-killed. I will teach your body properly so that your mouth will never shoot off carelessly.”
“I will have to trouble you then.”
“My Lord! I am sorry! I will never said it anymore! Please stop!”
“My Lord, I will leave you for a moment, please call out if you need anything from us.”
After saying that, one of the black clothed figure grabbed the other person’s neck and dragged him away before disappearing from our sight.
“That might not have been a good references to you. I am sorry.”
“It’s alright…… I, I will go and listen directly from her.”
“…….It is because you wanted to know about her three sizes?”
“It is not like that!! That person is someone who will become my master.”
“I have never encountered someone as strong as that person. Therefore I would like to become her disciple and learn from her.”
“…..I see. It will be good as long as she doesn’t hate it.”*
“I will do my best!!”
I quickly downed the cold tea in front of me.
The King’s younger brother and I raised our head when we heard the sound of the doorbell. Shortly afterwards, the maid came into the room.
“Cardinal-sama is here for a visit.”
And then, I saw her who was peeking at us from outside the door.
“Ara? The son of the Knight-Captain?”
“For being rude to you the other day, I am sincerely seeking your forgiveness.”
“I understand that you move solely for the sake of protecting His Highness.”
I felt that her laughter and that beautiful words strangely suited her well.
“Now that we talk about this, it seems that you have been investigating about me, right? I tried to compile as many relevant information as possible, so you can look over this.”
The paper in my hand contained various information in regard to Cardinal-sama.
And in regard to the column which had been mentioned previously by the intelligence personnel, it had been stated instead as [The three sizes are a secret]. It seemed that something of that level was considered as top secret therefore it was not written in.
“…….. Did you know that the King’s younger brother also seems to be curious about Cardinal-sama three sizes?”
Instantly, I felt like bullying that person.
The King’s younger brother who hurriedly shook his head looked so cute to me.
“I do not mind telling Broudo-sama if he wanted to know about it? Is that for the sake of testing the efficiency of the medicine?”
“I will never use Naru as a test subject in this lifetime.”
“Then, why do you need to know about my three sizes?”
“I had never said any words in regard to that!!”
The girl kept quiet for a while before speaking once again.
“I have brought over your favorite tea and cookies, so let’s have a tea together.”
“That is the best invitation ever, let’s make preparation for it straight away.”
She made Broudo-sama’s maid cleared out the previous tea blend before setting up a new, fresh tea and cookies.
“Here you go……”
“It is Build.”
“Build-sama, would you care for some sugar?’
“I did not need any.”
I was somehow shocked to find her personally brewed the tea.
Don’t you need a maid to do it for you?
However, that freshly brewed tea was truly delicious.
“Did you changed the tea leaves?”
“No, Naru is skillful in tea brewing. This cookies was also handmade by Naru. Do try some.”
Should I pointed that out?
It seemed that the King’s younger brother has been addressing her with a nickname?
While feeling suspicious about it, I bit into the cookies.
The things that had been circulated inside my mind began to scatter away.
I had never eat such delicious cookies before!
“How is it?”
“……It is delicious.”
That girl smiled happily.
A~ this is the angelic smile that everyone has been talking about.
“Has your appraisal on me got a little bit better?’
“….. I understand that you are a truly wonderful person. However, would it possible for you to refrain yourself from calling the Prince, stupid and pervert? Because it is my main responsibilities to watch over that person.”
That girl once again laughed.
“You’re right. The reason for my rash remarks towards Prince wasn’t meant to disgrace him or anything and I can say it with confidence that plenty of it was due to my wish to look after him….. In regards to your standpoint…..”*
“You did not do that to hurt him?”
The King’s brother look at her curiously.
“I will tell you the reason for that. There is no need for Broudo-sama to be overly concerned about it. More than that, Build-sama! The reason for my rash remarks towards the Prince was due to the fact that I can’t seemed to put a stop my habit. I believe that, by doing this, I will be able to hold myself from ever falling in love with the Prince…..Though it was most unlikely for such situation to happen in this lifetime, however, until that time, I will be happy if you let me continue to perceive him with this kind of attitude of [A~ I am going to tell you off again.]. With that, I hope that we can come to a compromise as I will consider to stop calling him pervert whenever you are by his side, is that possible?”*
When I nodded, that girl once again laughed happily.
“I am glad that Build-sama is an amiable gentlemen.”
“Cardinal-sama, I am not in a position where you need to affix [Sama] to my name, furthermore, we are also of a same age, so I believe that it is fine for you to abandon the use of [sama] when addressing me….”
“….. Then, Build-kun?”
Why is that?
At that moment, that girl had an expression that make you think of her as cute.
Even though it seemed that there was no chance for me in regards to this beauty, however, seeing that cute face right now, I thought that it just couldn’t be help for me to think about it.*
“Apart from that, I need a favor from Cardinal-sama.”
“What is it? If I can do it, I will help you whatever it is”
“I would like for you to teach me your combat skills!!….. Please be my master!!”
“Just now, you said whatever it is? You said that, right?”
“That is your own imagination!!”
“Please, one way or another.”
“I do not want to! It is troublesome! I am sorry!”
That girl quickly finished up her tea without being concerned of her manner.
“Broudo-sama, I remembered just now that I have some urgent business to attend, so I will excuse myself.”
“A~ take care of yourself.”
“Well then, gokigen yoh!!”
After saying that, that girl quickly disappeared.
She might be using the similar technique used by those intelligence personnel.
“Broudo-sama, I would like to excuse myself since I need to chase after Cardinal-sama.”
“A~ Uhm! You should not bother her too much, okay.”
“Yes! Thank you very much for today.”
After I bowed my head to the King’s brother, I quickly ran out from that place.
From that day on, the race between that girl and I started.
T/N: I know there are a lots of [The King’s younger brother] but that is how it was in the RAW, though I tried minimizing it.