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Viscount Descent von Wagner, lord of the Wagner region.
His mansion in the center of this coal-mining district, which bears the same surname as him.
At a glance, it’s a huge estate, but what’s more surprising is the towering walls that surround it.
“… Are they taking measures against giants?” (Sicily)
Murmured Princess Sicily.
“I don’t know if the goal is to get rid of giants, but the Viscount seems to have a very paranoid personality.” (Winifred)
I added sarcastically.
“He’s probably aware that he’s a scoundrel. That’s why he’s built fortified walls around his compound and has an army stationed there at all times.”
“You never know when they’re going to rebel.” (Winifred)
“Actually, they’re starting to.”
Unironically, Chloe in her maid outfit asks.
“We’re going to talk to him in person, but can you tell us what to do?” (Chloe)
“I’d tell you, but I don’t want to spoil it for the audience.”
“This is not a play. The future of the princess, the lives of the people, no, the fate of the country is at stake.” (Chloe)
“That’s why. Isn’t the princess a good person?”
“She is a very good person. She is a saint. She’s a child of God.” (Chloe)
“If such a good girl knew in advance what the trick was, it would show on her face, wouldn’t it?”
“I’m going to deceive the Viscount. These tricks are my specialty.”
I knock on the gate of the Viscount’s mansion.
Of course, in this situation on the eve of the rebellion, the soldiers were angry. Their voices are rough.
Some soldiers tried to capture us immediately, but I yelled out.
“We have been sent to this land by order of His Majesty the King. Do you understand that disrespecting us is the same as disrespecting the King?”
I wonder if they heard my bold threat. The soldiers are agitated and consulting with each other.
In a whisper, Chloe whispers to me.
“… It is wonderful. You talk like a loyal vassal, even though you don’t respect the king.” (Chloe)
“I do respect him. He’s the princess’s father.”
“He may be your father-in-law in the future, I suppose, and you have no choice but to do just that.” (Chloe)
Then came the most important general of all. He seems to be the commander of the Viscount’s private army.
“Well, well, thank you, members, of the Libra Division, for coming to support us.” (Wagner Army Commander)
“I don’t know if it’s in support of you or not, but in the name of His Majesty the King, I’m hoping to eliminate the disease that’s plaguing this country.” (Sicily)
“Then please see my Lord. Justice is with my Lord. This land was given to the Viscount by His Majesty the King, and yet they plot a rebellion and abandon their duty to pay taxes.” (Wagner Army Commander)
“So it seems. Well, I’ll let the Viscount himself tell me the details.”
He let us through the parlor of the Viscount’s mansion.
The only problem was that Winifred, the reporter, was not allowed. So she had to stay behind.
“That’s a shame.” (Sicily)
Sicily said, but Winifred wasn’t looking disappointed at all.
In fact, it would be better to separate from her here in order to carry out my secret plan.
Knowing this, Winifred and I smiled at each other the whole time.
The parlor of the viscount’s mansion was more luxurious than I had imagined. There are furnishings everywhere, including works of art from renowned artists.
It seemed more splendid than the mansion of Sicily, a member of the royal family.
However, Chloe argued against that.
“Her Highness’ mansion is a simple one. They live a modest life compared to the other nobles. It’s just that this place is too opulent and grand.” (Chloe)
“I guess so. I mean, there’s a religious painting by Yuesir, the King of Paintings. That’s not something a viscount should have.”
“That’s right. It should be in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.” (Chloe)
“It’s better for the people.”
As we were exchanging ideas, a middle-aged man with a thin mustache walked in.
“Well, well, well, Princess, it’s good to see you.” (Thin Moustache)
“Have you met?”
I asked whispering, Sicily shakes her head.
“… maybe at a party or something.” (Sicily)
However, the princess continues.
“… I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t remember your face.” (Sicily)
The Princess says apologetically.
“Don’t worry about it, he’s insignificant. He’ll be out in no time, even with the plot I’ve written.”
After finishing such an exchange, the princess shook hands with him and said, “It’s been a long time.”
“No, no, it’s been a really long time. Maybe it’s been since you were a child. For the past few years, I’ve been holed up in my estate, spending all my time managing it.” (Wagner)
The Viscount said in a good mood, and I said without hesitation.
“Isn’t it better to say ‘seizure of territory’ instead of ‘management of territory’?”
The Viscount seems to have clicked his tongue on my words, but the Viscount asks Sicily quietly without being phased.
“He is my confidant. He’s a magician who works for the court library and also as a military advisor.” (Sicily)
“… a court magician?” (Wagner)
He stares at me with a baleful gaze.
“I will forgive it because he’s the princess’s confidant, but be careful about how you speak.” (Wagner)
“So be you careful, Viscount, is it not your own doing that caused the rebellion?”
“Do you think there is justice on the side of the people?” (Wagner)
“I thought so when I sneaked into this city.”
“Did you approach the rebels?” (Wagner)
“They call themselves Volunteer Army.”
“They are rebelling against me. They are thieves opposing His Majesty the King.” (Wagner)
“I hope that argument holds up in a military tribunal.”
“… are you going to take this to court?” (Wagner)
“Stop it. It’s useless.” (Wagner)
“If you are part of the nobility, you know how stupid and pointless the people are. They exist to serve the nobility.” (Wagner)
“The aristocracy lives off the fruits of the people’s labor.”
“That’s the privilege of being born into nobility, isn’t it?” (Wagner)
When the Viscount says this, he stares at the princess.
“… Princess Sicily seems to think the same as this guy.” (Wagner)
Sicily does not hide her feelings of disgust.
“I’d rather side with the people than the Viscount, but my mother told me not to take any chances after hearing the news. If the Viscount has a point, he should prove it in a military court. The courts in this country know what justice is.” (Sicily)
“… I see. I thought I’d persuade you since you’re a little girl, but it was useless.” (Wagner)
At the same time that Sicily gasped, the door was opened and soldiers rushed in.
“I’m sorry, princess, please die here…. Well, the cause of your death was being stabbed. How about a scenario that you were killed by a bloody rebel?” (Wagner)
“It’s just like the scenario Leon-sama said.” (Chloe)
“Villains don’t have the will to surprise the audience, so they don’t twist to the story.”
When I say this, the enemy soldiers attack.
Chloe swung against the first group.
When she puts magical power into her pocket watch, its chain moves like a snake and knocks away the enemies.
Multiple enemies are blown away with a single swing.
The Viscount watching us looks like he bit a bug.
“Well, isn’t that woman just a maid?” (Wagner)
Chloe smiles with a smile.
“I am from the Doll Tribe.” (Chloe)
“A filthy demi-human?” (Wagner)
“I’m afraid so.” (Chloe)
She aimed her pocket watch at the Viscount, but it was blocked by his soldiers. It seems that some of the Viscount’s soldiers are quite skilled.
I look into the window.
“Are we withdrawing? Leon-sama.” (Sicily)
“Yes, there are some very strong soldiers, and there are so many of them. Chloe and I can’t do anything about it.”
“That’s not the case. —I wish I could say that, but I think you might be right.” (Chloe)
Chloe is letting out a chuckle as she engages in a vicious exchange of blows with the soldiers.
If he catches us now, we will be killed by the Viscount, and I calmly analyzed the area and let a flame dwell in my right hand.
I cast a [Fireball] spell and hit the enemy soldiers with it as a greeting.
In an instant, the soldiers burst into flames. Then a magician tries to extinguish it.
It seems that some of the enemy soldiers are magicians. Besides, enemy soldiers come out of the depths of the house in an inexhaustible supply. It was obvious to everyone that the battle situation was not favorable.
Thinking so, I raise my left hand and cast a spell.
It’s a simple spell. I can cast forbidden spells as well, but in fact, it is the simple spells that I find most useful.
The magic of [Ignition] that ignites firewood during journeys.
The magic of [Purification] that turns muddy water into drinking water.
-And the magic of [Flash] that bathes the area in light.
The enemy soldiers’ eyes were blinded by the dazzling light I released.
Sicily and I decided on the signal in advance,
“As expected, Leon-sama.” (Sicily)
I pull the hand of Sicily who is still admiring the play and I just open the window. Then I put my foot on the edge. She does the same but is a little confused.
It is scary to simply jump off the second floor, not because she’s wearing a skirt.
I told her to hold my right hand.
“—I do.” (Sicily)
When I heard her words, I cast the magic of [Float] and slowly fell down the garden.
We are falling down the garden like a puffy jellyfish. Sicily then said.
“As expected, the best court magician in Ernia.” (Sicily)
“My main occupation is a librarian.”
As I said this, I looked up at where I had just been. I can see the moment when Chloe leaps into the sky.
I can’t see inside the skirt because of the backlight, but I catch her on the ground as she falls.
Chloe landed in a princess carry, has her cheeks dyed pink.
“This is a princess carry. —I’m not a princess.” (Chloe)
When I was at a loss for a response, Sicily smiled and said,
“All the girls are princesses.” (Sicily)
In a way, it was the truth, so I didn’t argue with her, and we ran through the garden of the Viscount’s house.
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