Conflict with the Soldiers
After that, Aunt Dayana and I put on our clothes and went towards the place of the commotion.
Of course, I was not so idiot as to leave my aunt’s tent just like that and risk someone spotting me. Instead, I teleported and appeared in my tent first before going to the place of the commotion.
When I arrived, several soldiers were facing the guards of the caravan with hostile expressions.
Meanwhile, the guards (who were part of my personal men, Eternity’s Fangs) were looking at the soldiers coldly.
My cousin and aunt Sera’s second daughter, Lina, was the one leading the men of Eternity’s Fangs. She was glaring at the soldiers with an angry expression and had a hand on her sword.
“What is happening?” I asked when I arrived.
Katherine, Rose, and Andrea, who were observing the situation, looked towards me and smiled in relief.
“You are finally here,” Katherine said.
“Sorry, I was busy with something and just learned about this. Then, what is the situation?”
“What else can it be?” Andrea, my cousin and Aunt Sera’s first daughter, shook her head with a displeased expression. “The same as always. These soldiers came here to mess with us. It’s not like it’s the first time it happens”
I nodded in understanding.
Just like Andrea said, it’s not the first time something like this happen.
In fact, since the first day, the caravan has been having small disputes with the soldiers due to different causes. And several times, it has been close to becoming into a fight.
Just like now.
Currently, Lina was gritting her teeth while facing a young man leading the soldiers.
“Retract your words.” Lina snarled.
The soldier sneered with a disdainful expression. “Why should I? You are just a little girl. What is a little girl doing here anyway? Playing war?”
“Playing war, huh,” Lina said and smiled, her angry expression of before suddenly disappearing.
But while the soldier was confused by Lina’s reaction, mana erupted out of Lina’s body, pressing against him.
The soldier paled. In front of Lina’s outburst, he was forced to take several steps back.
Lina saw that and snorted. “You are just talk. Who do you think you are to talk to me like that when you are not even able to resist my aura?”
I raised an eyebrow in surprise. This Lina, she surely has become fierce lately.
Well, she has been training with Eternity’s Fangs for a while now, and her cultivation has already reached the peak of the fifth layer. Plus, thanks to the array I constructed in the Red Skull Gang’s headquarters, she doesn’t lack battle experience.
Meanwhile, the soldier in front of her is just a fourth-layer commoner practitioner. He is unable to compare to her.
Being made aware of that, the soldier’s face turned blue and he unsheathed his sword.
“What is happening!?” A voice full of authority appeared at that moment.
The men of Eternity’s Fang moved aside as soon as the voice sounded, giving way to two beautiful women.
They were Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera.
Aunt Dayana’s expression was cold. She glared at the soldier who had unsheathed his sword and narrowed her eyes.
“What do you think you are doing?”
Seeing that the situation was turning against them, the soldier clicked his tongue.
“Tsk. Guys, let’s go.”
However, how could I let them go so easily?
“Who did give you permission to leave?” I said with a leisure tone while looking at the soldier, my voice making him freeze in his steps. “Do you think you can leave so easily after I saw you unsheathe your sword against my men?”
“… Prince Claus.”
I smiled brilliantly and nodded. “I hope you can give me a satisfactory explanation, Mr. Soldier. Otherwise, I’ll make sure your head flies today.”
The soldier paled slightly. Seeing my smile, he knew I was not joking.
He immediately became flustered and tried to speak. But to his fortune, another voice came at that moment.
“It’s enough, your highness.”
I looked in the direction of the voice and squinted my eyes.
“This is just a mere trifle.” The general said coldly “It’s not necessary to execute someone due to this, your highness. Young man, you can go.”
“Thank you, general.” The soldier nodded hurriedly and quickly left.
When the soldier was gone, the general looked at me and at my aunt.
“I think we need to have a serious conversation.”
I narrowed my eyes slightly before nodding with a smile. “I think so too, general. Are we doing it in my tent?”
“No. You and Madam Dayana come to my tent in five minutes.”
Both I and my aunt nodded.
When the general left, my aunt walked towards me with a grave expression.
“… Claus, what do you think? What if the general is planning something?”
I just smiled and shrugged. “Don’t worry. He can only play this kind of petty tricks right now. Nothing will happen.”
Aunt Dayana thought for a moment and agreed with me. Despite that, though, she sighed.
“Even so, the situation is already like this just three days after we departed from the capital. I fear it will turn much worse when we arrive at the frontlines.”
After all, this is a plan from my father.
Probably even Earl Riea has a hand on it as well.
However, I’m not worried.
I’m taking this just like a fun game I’m playing to distract myself. With a bit of luck, it will amuse me a little bit.
While I was talking with Aunt Dayana, Lina realized I was here and rushed towards me.
“Little Lina. You have truly become powerful, huh.”
“It’s thanks to you.” Lina smiled mischievously, looking nothing like the fierce girl she was just a moment ago. “Right cousin, I was searching for you last night, but you were not in your tent. Where were you?”
As soon as that question sounded, I felt several gazes on me.
Aunt Sera, Katherine, Andrea, and even Rose.
In fact, Aunt Dayana was also looking at me amusedly. But I could notice she was a bit nervous.
Don’t worry, aunt. I know what to do.
Pinching Lina’s cheeks, I chuckled softly.
“Sorry, I was busy with some important issues.” Like pampering my aunt.
“Really?” Lina tilted her head in doubt.
But at that moment, Katherine interjected.
“Now that I think about it, you have not slept in your tent the two nights before that either, right Claus?” She said with an ice-cold voice and a chilling look. “What do you have to say about that?”
I could see Andrea tensing up nervously in panic.
Girl, your guilt is written in your face!
Fortunately, my wits are quick. Looking at Katherine, I put on a teasing smile.
“Hey, how do you know I was not sleeping in my tent?”
“T-That is… Don’t change the topic!”
“Could it be you were searching for me?”
“Don’t worry, I’ll visit you tonight.”
Seeing that, Aunt Dayana shook her head and sighed.
“Sigh, this nephew of mine sure has good luck with women.”
Aunt Dayana, you know you are one of these women, right?
Current schedule: 10 Chapters/week