Your Kingdom - Arc 1 Chapter 10.1
Peaceful days came.
The Prince from Maillard Kingdom was decided to stay in Barthelemy indefinitely, and the occasion was officially approved by King of Barthelemy.
But, just like before, Fernand who spent majority of his day in his office, sighed deeply holding documents in his hands.
“Another business matter you said?”
At the words of the Royal Prince, Colonel Brandl threw an ironic smile from the other side of the desk, holding the documents in one hand.
“Yes, the senate will make it official soon.”
Fernand stood upright, smile tinted his whole face.
“Don’t play dumb. With this finally I will be freed from this troublesome life. What is the topic of the request?”
The Colonel handed him several sheets of unofficial document tied up as a bundle.
“An investigation of eastern country Ikatella. Although a neutral country publicly, I have a suspicion that it took part in the previous war by distributing weapons to Maillard.”
“In that case, first we will form a secret intelligence unit. Please choose people you think we can use by the day after tomorrow. I am going to take a day off tomorrow.”
The Colonel rotated his shoulders and neck that were stiff from writing documents day after day, as he looked helplessly at Fernand who had begun the preparation to go home immediately, as if his day off doesn’t start tomorrow.
“Are you going to have a brief rest?”
“It is not as simple as that.”
Fernand showed a complex smile pointed at no one.
It traced back to this morning before Fernand went to work.
When the Prince was seated for breakfast as usual, he was interrupted by Fernand who sat next to him.
“Prince, is there anything you desire?”
“Something I want?”
The Prince looked down at his own plate. Seemed like he couldn’t eat any more.
The Prince pouted his lips as if offended at Fernand’s sneer.
“Things I want, there’s nothing.”
“No, so…What I mean is books, sweets, clothes, or things like that.”
The Prince had an increasingly bewildered look on his face, he took off the napkin on his neck and rose from his seat. He owned all those things, so he had no idea what on earth was Fernand trying to make him say.
“Things I want, there’s nothing.”
Even though he repeated the same words as a short while ago, Fernand for some reason persistently refused to back down.
“Would you please depend on me more without saying such things?”
“Depend on you? Is there any connection between that and things I want?”
Fernand shook his head with a bitter smile, feeling defeated.
“Actually this is the Royal Prince’s idea.”
“His Highness’ idea?”
Fernand gently touched the Prince’s tilted cheeks affectionately.
“Looks like he wants to give you a present.”
“It doesn’t have to be a physical thing. For example, if you want to visit the city to have some fun, please let me accompany you.”
“If that’s the case.”
The Prince hesitated a little, then he softly tiptoed and whispered to Fernand’s ear who was bending his body towards him.
“Then please ask His Highness to give you a day off.”
Fernand, with disappointed look in his face, once again looked down at the Prince unblinkingly.
“Please ask His Highness to at least give you one day off without any work, because you always seems to be busy with work…?”
Fernand gave him a tight, crushing hug, it made the Prince bewildered.
“Then I shall ask for a day off tomorrow immediately. We’ll spend the whole day together tomorrow.”
“That’s no good.”
However, Fernand’s sweet proposition was flatly rejected by the Prince.
“In that case, there’s no meaning in your day off. If you still have to take care of me, then it’s not a day off for you.”
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