A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 100
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Selesina came to the entrance of the village in a hurry as she heard a gorgeous carriage arriving at Selin village.
It was common that a noble’s carriage came here in itself because Selin village had Picott company. Even so, Gatz had come to tell her, which meant — the carriage was greatly gorgeous.
There were several carriages heading for Selin village. One of them was especially gorgeous with gold edging on the black body and the great tree motif.
It was definitely, more than certainly, a carriage of the great shrine. To be accurate, it should be said — a carriage that Lucaria was supposed to use.
‘Really, wasn’t he going to do with the never-bloomed great tree first at my mansion in the Royal capital?’
Selesina couldn’t stop the ominous sweat.
She figured that she had better let her father or brother know immediately and decided to have a messenger dispatched by post-horse for now.
But while she was preparing for it, Lucaria arrived.
She swallowed unconsciously.
She had never imagined that he who had pushed their engagement through strongly was so selfish this much.
He should have known that receiving the chief of the great shrine was such a difficult task.
When Selesina was unusually furious with rage, the driver opened the door of the carriage from which he got off … with lending someone limp his shoulder.
“—Lady Selesina! I’m sorry to have come suddenly. Is there any place for him to rest?”
“Oh, yes! Please use my mansion!”
“Thank you so much.”
Selesina led them in a hurry and carried the man who had fallen senseless into her mansion.
“I am terribly sorry.”
Lucaria bowed deeply as soon as the disturbance settled down.
Although she had thought he visited abruptly, he had to stop by Selin village that happened to be the closest village when the man who accompanied him got ill.
“No, there is nothing for it since he was sick. I hope he gets well soon…”
“Thank you very much, Lady Selesina. I’m grateful for your mercy.”
“…Please don’t overstate like that.”
She couldn’t possibly disregard a sick person.
It must have been laborious for him since it took about ten days to get here from the great shrine. It couldn’t be helped to get sick if one wasn’t used to a carriage ride.
“Who is the man you are accompanied by…?”
“Oh, I haven’t introduced him yet. Forgive me. He is Hel. He is my brother who has seldom gotten out of the shrine.”
She thought her heart was stopping when she heard him.
Hel should have been the last boss who was locked in the basement of the great shrine. When Selesina went to see him there last time though, the place was completely empty.
‘Does that mean he got out of the basement to accompany him for this trip?’
However, Selesina couldn’t tell Lucaria that she knew Hel. That would reveal to him that she had been to the basement without permission.
“Oh, well… I was just surprised because I didn’t know Lord Lucaria had a brother.”
“I haven’t told you. My brother is shy of strangers. He barely speaks to others.”
—–Shy of strangers.
Come to think of it, Hel with whom she had talked from outside of the door also said that he was shy of strangers. She had guessed he might seclude himself when he said he was living in an environment with a nap and three meals… [Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
‘Surprisingly, really a shut-in … was he?’
“I will introduce him formally when he gets better.”
“Please. I look forward to meeting him.”
Selesina was relieved to get an outline of what had happened.
Then, Lucaria started another subject.
“Thank you so much for accepting the engagement with me. I assume you’ve already heard, our marriage contract has been settled without any problem.”
“—Yes, I have. I’m not sure I deserve as your wife, but I’ll try.”
Selesina returned a smile to Lucaria’s smile. …But she couldn’t help feeling that was an awkward exchange.
Now that things were settled for now, the next issues weighed heavily on her.
She wouldn’t be able to tell them to leave even if Hel came to after he was so sick that he got unconscious.
Although that meant she needed to prepare a room for them … this mansion of hers had only one guest room, unfortunately.
‘Ah—, I’ve done it…’
The only bed for a guest was used by Hel.
While she could regrettably ask Lucaria’s attendants to find another place to sleep, she couldn’t do so for Lucaria.
On the other hand, the fact was there was no room for him here.
Lucaria began as if he noticed Selesina was somehow growing faint.
“If it’s not too much trouble for you, would you mind letting us take a rest until Hel gets better?”
“No, not at all…”
“We will either take a rest in the carriage … or leave for the Royal capital ahead once. That can make me see the never-bloomed great tree beforehand.”
She wasn’t sure if she really consented to this very helpful suggestion. The right reply would be to say ‘Please stay here as long as you wish’.
Nevertheless, there was nothing she could do since it was physically impossible to make a room exist…
Selesina agreed to Lucaria as she couldn’t find an alternative plan.
And she also thought she should explain the reason because Lucaria was her fiance now.
“Of course I don’t mind it at all. It’s embarrassing that this mansion is too small … for us to give you proper hospitality. I apologize.”
“You don’t have to apologize for anything. It’s my fault to have made a sudden visit. I travel a lot and so I’m used to sleeping in a carriage or sleeping in the open.”
He told with a smile that she didn’t have to worry about a shortage of rooms.
Even though he said so, she couldn’t let him sleep in the open. But at the same time, she laughed in spite of herself … thinking he was considerate enough to tell her such a thing.
“…I know laughing like that suits you best.”
“Wha … t!?”
“I’m sorry if I’ve offended you. It’s just your smile was so lovely and I blurted out. I’m apt to speak my mind… My close adviser always tells me off for that.”
Saying so, Lucaria gave a laugh.
When he did something like this, his usual doll-like beautiful face looked humane somewhat.
After they had a chat for a while, Lucaria entrusted Hel to Selesina’s care and left Selin village for the Rinklat household villa in the Royal capital.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]