Hidden Cave is one of the most luxurious places in the capital.
Being a property of the Carmell family, one of the empire’s three strongest families, the Hidden Cave could be considered as the place where most nobles go when they are searching entertainment.
From exotic restaurants, until theaters, from jewelry stores, until beast stores; Hidden Cave has almost everything a noble can desire. The only exception being sex and slaves, but I would not be surprised if places with those exist in some place hidden from the public eye.
Due to that, many nobles use Hidden Cave as a place to meet and talk about important topics.
So, I was not too surprised when I saw my eldest brother here.
“Long time no see you, elder brother.” I smiled at him in a fake respectful tone.
Alan wrinkled his brows when he saw me. “What are you doing here, Claus?”
“I came with Lena. Why, is there a problem?”
I smirked inwardly to Alan’s reaction. It looks like he is here for something important or he would not have reacted like this.
I then moved my sight to the other three people here.
All of them were acquittances. The first one was Earl Carson Riea, Empress Lilia’s brother. The girl next at him was his first daughter, Louise.
The last person was standing beside my big brother. It was a woman around twenty years old with a beautiful figure, soft auburn hair and brown eyes.
She was Alan’s fiancée, Christine Hera.
Earl Carson looked at me frowned. He then stared at his wife with a questioning look.
“We met them in the way and Claire asked them to come with us.” Mia explained helplessly. Earl Carson nodded in understanding and looked at us. “It’s a pleasure to see you again, prince, princess. The two of you have grown into a fine young man and a fine young woman.”
“Many thanks to Earl Carson for your praise.” I bowed slightly toward him. “I hope we are not interrupting anything.”
“Of course not. Besides, you came to see the new attraction with your sister, right?”
“I see. Claire has also been bugging me for a while to come here. I’m happy that she can enjoy the attraction with her friends.”
As expected of an astute politician. Earl Carson needed only a few words to force me to go with Claire and Lena.
Now that he pointed out that my purpose here is to accompany Lena and Claire, it will be hard for me to find a way to intrude into whatever their purpose here is.
It looks like their meeting here is more important than I thought. Normally, someone so experienced as the earl would postpone their meeting instead of sending me away. If he did not do it, it means that whatever they are doing here is too important to be postponed or they are going to meet someone important.
Whatever the reason is, I’m interested in learning about it.
Of course, I’m not going to insist on accompanying them. I’m not so silly. Besides, I have better ways to learn about what they are going to do.
“Well, I don’t want to intrude on your conversation, so Lena and I are going.” I nodded towards Earl Carson and walked away while pulling Lena with me.
“Wait! I’m also going!” Claire skipped happily and followed us. Seeing that, Mia frowned and sighed helplessly. “Louise, go with them.”
Louise was a bit surprised, but she nodded. “Yes, mother.”
Once we were gone, they looked at each other and walked towards a restaurant.
Of course, none of the realized that I had left a fragment of my soul on Mrs. Mia’s body.
“What are you doing here?” Louise asked with a cold look when we were away enough from her parents.
“As you can see, I’m accompanying my sister today.” I replied.
“… I’m not an idiot. You knew that father would be here and you decided to come despite it!”
“What are you worried about? He will discover nothing.” I said indifferently.
“You… If you weren’t stronger than me, I would fight you to death!”
“Hahaha, I don’t mind another fight, though.” I smirked and let my eyes wander Louise’s body.
Louise rolled her eyes and shot me a contemptuous look. “Dream on. That will not happen again.”
Hahaha, we will see.
Hearing our conversation, Lena and Claire looked at us curiously.
“You two seem much closer than before.” Claire said curiously.
“We are not close!” “We are much closer now.”
Hearing our two completely different answers, Claire was even more curious.
I chuckled and explained to the silver-haired fairy. “We became friends after our last fight. Have you never heard the saying that fighting helps people to become closer? Of course, our fight was especially intense.”
Louise blushed deeply and shot me an angry look.
Lena, on the other hand, used a gaze full of suspicion to look at the two of us.
“Brother, she too?” Lena asked with a frown.
An amused smile appeared on my face. I hit Lena’s forehead with my middle finger and chuckled.
“What are you saying, little girl. Not every female friend I have has a relationship with me.”
“Is it so? But why I felt you two seem very intimate…”
Lena, such a terrifying intuition…
Claire heard our conversation and looked at her sister suspiciously. Louise had turned completely red. She coughed to hide her awkwardness and hurriedly changed the topic.
“A-Anyway, let’s hurry up. I heard that the new attraction is so popular that you have to wait for a long time before entering.”
Girl, there are two royals and two powerful young ladies in this group. Nobody will dare to make us wait. If you want to change the topic, find a better way.
Look, even Lena and Claire are staring at you suspiciously.
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