“Well then, have a good day.”
It can’t be…but still, I can’t shake off my anxiety as I watch the confident princess leave.
“. . .Theodore, um, would you like to sleep together during your stay?”
“?! Uh, Ester, what are you saying…”
“That might be a good idea. Wait, I’ll arrange a room for couples.”
“Hold on, Your Highness the Crown Prince!”
‘’What are they talking about?!’’
“What’s wrong? Acardi is okay with premarital sex, right?”
Diark must have understood my intention. Theodore quickly stopped the maid who was about to give instructions.
His slightly blushing face could be interpreted as either shy or angry. I realized that I relied too much on Kol to read people’s emotions. Before my magic manifested, I used to pay attention to facial expressions, tone of voice, and gestures.
“You don’t have to do anything, just stay by my side, okay?”
“. . .I don’t have the confidence to do nothing…”
“Well, if that’s the case, it’s okay.”
“Ester…are you serious?”
If that’s what he wants, then it’s fine. Even if we sleep together, I don’t think he would have such a strong sexual desire that he would embrace someone he dislikes. In other words, it would be his will. If it’s his will, then I have no reservations about it.
“I’m serious…well, if it’s better than being snuck up on by the princess, then I don’t mind──.”
“That won’t happen, absolutely not.”
He strongly denied it with a greedy tone.
“But…no, if Ester is okay with it…please.”
Reluctantly, and I mean really reluctantly, he agreed, and I was relieved for the time being.
At night, I sat on the bed in the guest room that had been prepared for me, looking at the list that Diark had given me without any questions, which was clearly unnecessary. By the way, Theodore was taking a bath. I didn’t want to think about it too much, or my face would turn bright red, so it was just right to look at something that reminded me of reality.
. . .But still.
“Are you seriously making this? This list…”
In Verde’s nobility, most people have their fiancé decided by the age of 12. Therefore, the young ladies listed in Diark’s document have almost all already been engaged after going through a rigorous selection process. However, it is noted that they would not hesitate to break off the engagement if it were for Theodore. At that point, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was something wrong with his personality.
On the other hand, some young ladies who don’t have a fiancé yet are extremely young, like 9 or 10 years old.
I realized that it was becoming increasingly difficult to turn back because I had been bound as a fiancée for a long time. If he really liked me, that would be great, but if his kol was normal, it would be a disaster.
–Ester… If I can’t marry you…
What was he really trying to say at that time? What does he really think? He fabricated it to restrain the princess, but at least his kol still said that the princess was better as usual.
. . .It’s just because Dorothea Princess likes Theodore that she is still unmarried at the age of 16. As I looked at the documents, I realized that this was unthinkable in Verde. . . It just shows how strong her feelings for him are. Although Theodore is popular among the daughters of other countries, there is no one as thorough as her.
Why did I feel like I didn’t him want to be taken away by Dorothea Princess? I’m starting to not understand it anymore.
If we exclude her personality, she is considered the most beautiful woman in Verde. She has a prominent position and is said to be a skilled water magic user to the extent that she could solve the water shortage throughout Verde. She is also the top student at the Academy. Moreover, she has learned Acardi, the common language of the continent, just to have smooth conversations with Theodore, even though Verdian would suffice.
. . . Wait, except for her personality, isn’t he a pretty good catch?
It’s my first time sharing a bedroom with someone… The anticipation of such a thing is making my heart race, and in an attempt to distract myself from that feeling, I started to escape from reality. But unexpectedly, it’s digging into my heart. I’m getting flustered, and my heart is pounding in a different sense.
However, if Theodore truly loves me, then it shouldn’t matter how excellent she is. Besides, the maids support our relationship, and they assured me that they can’t imagine anyone making not making a move on me in my current state. Even Theodore himself admitted that he doesn’t have the confidence to refrain from doing so.
“Well, what if he doesn’t make a move on me…?”
I don’t know. I don’t know, which is why I want assurance. I want assurance, so… I hope he embraces me.