Towards the Frontlines
“… It’s done, your highness.” Daisy smiled softly after she finished tidying my clothes.
I caressed her head and kissed her lips softly.
“It’s my duty.”
“I know.” I smiled and cupped Daisy’s cheeks, kissed her lips again. “Sigh, I’ll miss you a lot.”
Daisy nodded. She then bit her lips and lowered her head with a listless expression.
“… Your highness, why can’t I go with you?”
“We already talked about this,” I said softly and stroked her cheek tenderly. “I asked you to help Dina, remember? She will need your help more than me.”
“But, I…” Daisy looked at me with a reluctant expression, in the end, however, she nodded. “I understand, your highness. I’ll take care of Her Highness Dina while you are away.”
“Thank you. Don’t worry, I won’t be gone for long. I’ll be back in less than one month.”
Daisy forced out a smile and nodded. She did not seem very happy, though.
After all, this is the first time we will be separated for so long.
Yes, today is the day I depart to the frontlines to fight against the daemon empire under the orders of the emperor.
Daisy had asked me several times to let her go with me, but I refused. Instead, I asked her to stay behind and help Dina.
After all, my big sister is at an important point in her plans. Thus, she needs all the help she can get.
In fact, Daisy will not be the only one helping her. Louise will also stay behind to ease a bit of her work.
However, while Louise will help Dina with the political parts of her work, Daisy will be more like her secretary.
At the same time, the Red Skull Gang will be helping them from the shadows, and some men of Eternity’s Fangs will guard their surroundings.
It’s the same for my other women. Each one of them will have someone guarding them from the shadows.
With that, I can leave without worrying about them.
Of course, even if something happens, I can move through space and return to solve it, but I want to avoid it if it’s possible.
In fact, if my plans go well, the day I return to the capital will be the day when Dina becomes the new empress.
Before that, though, I need to investigate some things.
Mainly, the situation with the daemons.
And how it’s related to him.
The Immortal planning to destroy this world.
That is the main reason I did not mind going along my father’s plan to send me to the frontlines. To investigate this.
Both Ysnay and Alice agree that this war is somehow related to him.
Perhaps it’s part of his plan to advent to this world.
Unfortunately, Alice is not strong enough to see through his plans, and Ysnay is not confident in doing it without being discovered.
So, I can only rely on myself.
As for whatever my father is planning? I don’t need to care about that at all.
It’s not as though he can succeed. At most, I will take his plans as a fun game.
I ate breakfast in the mansion, accompanied by Louise, Claire, Ysnay, Lena, Dina, Headmistress Evelyn, Raven, Lina, Andrea, Katherine, Rose, and Mia.
Claire, Lena, and Raven were a bit clingy, knowing I was going to leave after breakfast. Lena and Claire even asked me to take them with me, but I refused again.
I’m going to the frontlines after all, plus, I’m not going to play.
After breakfast, it was time to depart.
Thus, after sharing a kiss with my harem members, (Headmistress Evelyn refused, Mia looked at me strangely when I kissed so many girls including my little sister, and Rose was frozen in a panic), I left together with Lina, Rose, Katherine, Andrea, and Ysnay.
Yes, Ysnay, Rose, and Katherine plus my cousins Lina and Andrea are coming with me.
Besides them, Aunt Sera and Aunt Dayana are coming as well.
Reason? Lina will be in charge of the men of Eternity’s Fangs accompanying me in the journey.
Rose is coming to get battle experience. She wants to participate in the war to become stronger and defeat the Immortal. I can only say as expected of the hero.
Katherine decided to come to accompany Rose. Headmistress Evelyn wanted to come as well, but she needed to take care of the problems the Imperial Institute was facing, so she could only stay behind (But she made me promise her that I would keep her students safe and I would not take advantage of them).
Aunt Sera and Aunt Dayana are coming due to the deal with the Carmell family. Susan wanted to come as well, but she stayed behind because someone needed to take care of the Auction Hall.
Andrea… Well, when she learned that her mother, little sister, and aunt were coming with me, she insisted on coming as well. Thus, after hesitating slightly, I agreed.
As for Ysnay… I can’t do anything about what she does.
When we arrived at the meeting place, Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera were already waiting for me with the caravan of the auction hall and the men of Eternity’s Fangs.
Besides them, a regiment of ten thousand soldiers was standing there with serious expressions. They were the soldiers that were going to frontlines as reinforcements with me.
Of course, I’m not the one in charge. A general I don’t know was put in charge instead of me.
“You are here, Claus.” Aunt Dayana smiled at me when I appeared.
I smiled back. “Is everything ready?”
“Yes. The regiment departs in one hour. We will follow a bit behind them. Right, Claus, the general in charge of the regiment asked me to tell you he wants to see you.”
I nodded in understanding. After speaking some other things with my aunt, I went to search for the general.
The name of the general was Liko Noel, the head of the Noel family. I don’t know much about him, but if I’m not wrong, the Noel family is a subordinate family to the Riea family.
In other words, he is not someone on my side.
Is it already obvious that my father did everything in his power to make things difficult for me?
When I arrived at the general’s tent, the general looked at me up and down before speaking up with a calm tone.
“Nice to meet you, Your Highness. My name is Liko from the Noel family. I’m the general in charge of this regiment.”
“General Liko.” I bowed slightly, showing him the courtesy a prince needs to show.
The general did not seem to care about courtesy, though. Instead, he was straight to the point.
“I have only one thing to tell you, your highness. I know you are a prince, but the emperor put you under my command. Thus, once we are on the battlefield, I hope you follow my orders without hesitation. Any sign of insubordination will be heavily punished, is it clear?”
Mmm? Is this what they are going to use against me?
Like giving me an impossible order to see me killed?
Well, I just need to wait and see. I hope they manage to amuse me a little bit.
After looking at the general for a few seconds, I smiled and nodded.
“Understood. Anything else, general?”
“… Nothing for now. You are dismissed.”
With another small bow, I left the tent.
One hour later, we departed from the capital.
Our destination, the frontlines against the Daemon Empire.
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