It’s Good That Our Family is United
“Has it ended, Claus? Are you alright?”
After the two generals left, Aunt Dayana and Aunt Sera came down from their rooms followed by the other girls.
“Yes. Don’t worry, I’m alright.”
The girls sighed visibly in relief even though most of them knew I had the situation under control.
“So Alver was really an enemy, huh.” Rose and Andrea’s expressions were complicated.
Although they did not have much of a relationship with him, Alver was still a classmate, someone they considered friendly.
But now, he had tried to use poison to kill me and kill them.
“How despicable…” Rose clenched her teeth angrily.
“Claus, do you know who ordered the assassination? Was it General Liko?”
“It was not him.” I shook my head at Aunt Dayana. “Don’t worry about that, I have the situation under control.”
Aunt Dayana looked at me suspiciously, but she did not insist.
“Okay, but you must be careful. Right now, you have a lot of enemies. If you show a weakness, they will do everything in their power to get rid of you.”
“I know, Aunt. I’ll be careful.”
Aunt Dayana looked at me and sighed. Beside her, Aunt Sera shook her head with a bitter expression.
“It would be great if we can live a life without being worried about war and assassinations. To be honest, I don’t like it.”
“Nobody likes it.” Aunt Dayana sighed. “But if we want to protect the things that are dear to us, we can’t avoid it.”
Rose, Katherine, Andrea, and Lina put on complicated expressions after hearing Aunt Dayana’s words.
I could not help smile softly.
“Don’t worry too much. This kind of thing will not last for much longer. I promise it to you.”
The girls looked at me and nodded, although some of them did not seem very confident about my words.
After all, unless I somehow become the emperor and end the war with the daemon empire, the battles and the assassinations will continue.
And even if I achieve both, it doesn’t guarantee that there will be no wars and assassinations.
However, I’m confident I can do it.
Although Dina is the one that will sit in the position of the emperor and not me, the effect will be the same. As for the daemon empire, my original intention was to give them a huge blow, but after meeting E’Athar, I’m thinking of making her the new daemon emperor.
Mm, it would be great when the empress of the two biggest empires in the world are my wives.
Plus, I planning to take my women with me to travel through the universe after I complete the technique to link our souls. By then, we will not need to worry about wars or anything like that anymore.
The girls calmed down after I assured them that everything was alright, but perhaps because they were stimulated by the assassination, Rose and Katherine went to train, and Lina went with the men of Eternity’s Fangs to berate them for not being wary enough.
Was she feeling guilty that her men were not vigilant enough?
It was not her fault, though.
Mm, I should talk with her later.
In the end, only Aunt Dayana, Aunt Sera, and Andrea stayed in the living room.
For some reason, though, the atmosphere quickly turned strange.
Andrea was moving her gaze around the living room with an obviously nervous expression, Aunt Sera was glaring at me with a sharp gaze, and Aunt Dayana had an amused glint in her eyes.
“Did anything happen?” I could not help but ask.
“… Claus, you are planning to sleep with Lina tonight, Right?” Aunt Sera’s sharp gaze cut towards me like a sword.
“Mm?” I raised an eyebrow before looking at Andrea. Andrea avoided my gaze immediately with an apologizing expression.
Did she reveal it purposefully?
No, it looks like it was an accident instead.
Well, it doesn’t matter.
“What are you talking about, Aunt? Is there a problem?”
“Of course there is a problem!” Aunt Sera’s expression turned stern. “Lina is my youngest child! If you dare to touch her, you will learn how painful a kick between the legs is!”
I looked at my Aunt with a helpless look
Come on, I’m just going to sleep with her. Why are you so angry?
Seeing my expression, Aunt Sera was incensed.
“You little brat! You seduced me, seduced my sister, and even seduced my eldest daughter! Do you want to seduce my youngest daughter as well!?”
“Come on, calm down, Sera.” Aunt Dayana quickly grabbed Aunt Sera’s arm, stopping her from rushing towards me. “I don’t understand why you are so angry.”
“Is it not obvious? Could it be you don’t think what he is doing is scandalous!?”
“I don’t think so. It’s good that our family is united. I like how close we are.”
Aunt Sera was speechless and even Andrea blushed.
As for me, I looked at Aunt Dayana with an expression full of admiration and worship.
Aunt, your wisdom is admirable. You deserve a thumbs up.
“This kind of unity is wrong!” Aunt Sera gritted her teeth. “Andrea, say something!”
“Err… S-Sorry Cousin, mom accidentally heard about your promise with Lina… It was not my intention…”
“It’s alright. Don’t worry, Andrea. By the way, do you want to participate as well? You can teach Lina the process.”
“W-Well, if you insist…”
Aunt Dayana chuckled and held the incensed Sera and hugged her. “Okay, okay, calm down. Claus is a good boy. He will treat Lina well. Plus, it’s obvious Lina is head over heels for him. Do you think she will be happy with anyone else?”
“B-But, Andrea, Lina, and Claus… They are cousins… They will never be able to marry…” Aunt Sera put on a sad expression. “I don’t want my babies to suffer that…”
Aunt Dayana, Andrea, and I looked at each other and fell silent.
So my aunt is being bothered by that, huh?
Aunt Dayana and Andrea put on complicated expressions. As nobles, they knew that Aunt Sera was right.
In this empire, something like cousins marrying each other was a taboo. Much more if one of the parties was a prince.
If my cousins wanted to be with me, it meant resigning themselves to never have the wedding they deserved.
“You don’t need to worry, Aunt. I will marry them. And I promise you nobody will say anything about it.”
I walked towards Aunt Sera and grabbed her hands, looking into her eyes with a gentle expression.
Aunt Sera was startled.
Instinctively, she stared straight into my eyes to search for a sign of falsehood, but she could only see sincerity.
“… Are you serious?”
“I promise you,” I said and kissed her lips. “In fact, I can marry you if you want as well.”
Aunt Sera was stunned. Instantly, her face then turned red and she glared at me with an angry expression.
“Do you think I’m that shameless as to marry my own nephew!?”
Then, she turned around and left with a snort.
“Claus, you… Sigh, what am I going to do with you?” Aunt Dayana sighed helplessly before putting on a mischievous smile. “Hey Claus, am I included in that proposal?”
“As long as you don’t mind it, Aunt.”
Aunt Dayana’s lips curved up playfully.
“I need to think about it.”
She then turned around and followed Aunt Sera.
Finally, the only one left was Andrea, who was looking at the ring on her left hand with a silly smile.
It was the ring I had gifted her a while ago.
She remembered that I had told her that the ring was a promise of marriage. That it meant I would take her as my wife one day.
Blushing, she looked up at me with moist eyes and an enchanting smile before running off embarrassed.
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