A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 67
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
After adjusting her schedule to meet Meria at the small shrine Selesina spent her days shooting down monsters every day. Soon the preparations were complete and she was ready to offer the honey to the king.
The quality of the honey cultivated in Selin village by the flower bees was really high quality.
They had decided to offer the honey to the king before selling it on the market.
“It’s already the 31st day of the month of winter, time flies fast…………..”
“When I’m with Lady Sele time flies in the blink of an eye. I could have never imagined that I could have become an apprentice butler before this.”
“It really suits you Hisui.”
Hisui was quite confused and anxious in the clothes of a butler earlier but now he was really good at his work.
Due to his thirst to learn, he had grown really fast.
Selesina looked at the honey that was placed on top of the table and took in a small deep breath.
“Shall we go?”
When was the last time that she had entered the Royal castle……..Selesina was wondering while she rode in the carriage.
Once the judgment was passed that Selesina wasn’t blessed, she attended the minimum necessary banquets and parties.
‘Ahh, the last time I went to the castle was during Lord Soratek’s birthday.’
Soratek’s birthday was on the 33rd of the month of Earth, which was next month. Therefore it was almost a year since she went to the castle.
‘It’s been far too long. I should prepare a present………….’
Usually, she would take along some ornaments or accessories but would it be alright to take honey? It was an offering for the king, the best quality product. Besides, she wanted him to taste the honey that was cultivated in Selin village………………
They reached the Royal castle while Selesina was in her thoughts.
The door of the carriage opened from outside and Hisui reached his hand out to her.
“Here Lady Sele.”
She slowly alighted the carriage and took Hisui with her to the audience.
The king of this kingdom, father of the crown prince Soratek, was seated on a throne at the edge of a deep red carpet embroidered with golden thread.
Selesina walked closer to him and kneeled down.
“It’s been a long time Your Majesty.”
“Yeah, it’s been long. Please relax.”
He seemed to be looking at her happily. Erwin Tia Albard.
He had the same sky blue hair as Soratek and blue eyes. He had a gentle expression and always kept his people’s well-being in mind.
He knew Selesina since the time she was a baby so he was concerned for her when he got to know that she didn’t receive any blessings.
Erwin smiled. He was quite curious about the hand cream and he couldn’t help it.
“I never expected that the 2nd district in the Rinklat territory could produce something like this……….Can I see it? I’m quite curious about it.”
“Of course your Majesty.”
Selesina handed over a beautiful glass jar of honey to the king that was made by a skilled craftsman from Picott company.
The honey was such a beautiful color it looked like it was sparkling.
“This honey ‘Honey of the great tree’ was cultivated in Selin village.”
“Honey of the great tree?”
When she was planning to name it, she didn’t know how to include the ‘great tree’ into the name.
But the flower bee was a special bee that wouldn’t appear unless there was a great tree.
Besides, the nectar from those bees was the pinnacle of delicious taste.
That’s why there was no way that this honey would lose with that name.
“This honey has only been made by the blessings of the great tree. Would you allow me to add the great tree to its name?”
“Hmm……….get me a spoon.”
Ervin undid the lid and put the spoon in the jar full of honey. It was so transparent that you could see to the other side through the honey.
He muttered as he put a spoonful in his mouth.
His eyes became wide. He put another spoonful in his mouth.
“……………I never expected that something this delicious even exists.”
“Thank you for your words, Your Majesty.”
“Feels like I won’t be able to eat the honey that I have been eating till now.”
He found it so delicious that he was captivated by the honey Erwin said.
“The ‘Honey of the great tree’ I would like the Royal family to continue eating this hereafter.”
This meant that she would become the purveyor for the royal family. That was such a prestigious position that many merchants aimed to become a Royal warrant.
‘I expected it to be received highly but I didn’t expect…………….to become the purveyor for the royal family.’
Selesina involuntarily felt teary.
Selesina gracefully bowed and successfully finished her offering.
—–Or so she thought.
“By the way Miss Selesina.”
Erwin seemed to look at her with an expression that was softer than the one he held earlier.
“I’m really glad to hear that you are indeed blessed………………….. I had never expected that I would be presented with something.”
“Your Majesty Erwin………….thank you. I’m really happy that I can serve the kingdom in this way.”
Selesina and Soratek were engaged and once she was judged that she wasn’t blessed, he hadn’t asked Soratek to break the engagement.
For the good of the kingdom, it wouldn’t do any good if the queen of the crown prince didn’t hold any blessings. It didn’t bring any merit to the kingdom.
Moreover, surrounding countries would gossip and say that the Queen of Albard didn’t have any blessings.
But His Majesty Erwin had accepted her with a very generous heart.
“Since Miss Selesina is the fiancé of Soratek, I’ve known you since you were a baby. You’re just like a daughter to me. If you ever need something then you can always come to me. I’m expecting much from you as the lord of a territory.”