A Very Long Night (1)
“You are here.” Katherine looked at us and said. She then told something to a student beside her and walked towards us.
Andrea and I came together to the place we accorded with Katherine. Katherine was waiting there for us with a serious expression.
When she saw me, she frowned briefly before returning to her usual ice-cold expression.
“You are Andrea and you Claus, right?” She said while looking at us. “I’ll explain quickly what you have to do tonight.”
Andrea and I nodded.
“Some noble students like to party from time in time. Actually, the school doesn’t prohibit parties, but they must be done out of the school hours and in the sports field.
“Every time there is a party, it’s the duty of the Students’ Guard Committee to supervise that nothing wrong happens. We must guarantee the safety of the students and prevent the use of violence.
“Sometimes, when the guard committee alone is not enough to guarantee the safety, then we ask the student council for help. This time, only four members of the guard committee are on the school, so I asked Dina to send you here.”
I raised a brow. I noticed it before, but this girl doesn’t use honorifics to refer to nobles. She called Dina for her name despite her being a princess.
Is it because she is the headmistress’s student? I wondered briefly while Katherine continued speaking.
“Actually, our work is pretty easy. You can even talk with the other students and participate in the party, but you always must keep an eye on your surroundings. If you notice something wrong and you think you can’t take care of it for yourself, then tell me about it.”
Andrea and I nodded in understanding.
“By the way, how is your strength?” Katherine asked.
“I’m in the fourth layer.” I answered instantly.
“Peak third layer.” Said Andrea.
Katherine nodded indifferently. “It will be enough. Most of the students are in the second and third layers, with a few at the fourth layer. There are very few fifth-layer students, so you probably will not have any problem even if a fight happens. I’ll tell you now about the places you are in charge of.”
Katherine continued speaking for a while. I had to admit that Katherine was pretty good at leading people. To be honest, her indications were pretty accurate. Even I could not have done much better than her.
After she finished explaining everything, she led us to the sports field.
“… Do the students not care about the guard committee being at the party?” I asked.
Katherine looked briefly towards me. “Some don’t like it, but they can’t do anything about it. It’s mostly the nobles. They don’t like having a commoner as I supervising them.”
“Don’t worry about it.” Continued Katherine. “You are not members of the guard committee and Dina just recruited you today, so if you feign that you are simply going to the party, nobody will know you are helping the guard committee.”
A few seconds later, we reached the place of the party. The place was pretty loud, and we could hear the sound of chatter and laughs from afar.
Katherine told us to enter a few minutes after she enters. She then walked towards the party with an ice-cold expression.
Instantly, the sounds stopped. I could see most of the women looking toward her with sneers and disgust, while the men were giving her lustful gazes.
I could not help but heave a sigh. It was obvious that the situation of Katherine in the school was pretty bad. After all, she was the leader of the guard committee despite being a commoner. Furthermore, she was the headmistress’s student, so the nobles could not do anything against her, adding to their resentment.
After waiting for a while, Andrea and I followed Katherine. When we reached the party, many people looked at us with surprised and curious expressions. After all, both Andrea and I were pretty eye-catching.
However, I could see that some people recognized that I was the fourth prince.
After all, my blue hair was pretty noticeable.
I looked at Andrea that was a bit nervous and grabbed her hand. “Are you alright?”
Andrea stared at me and blushed slightly. “I’m a bit nervous. It’s my first time seeing so many nobles.”
I smiled. Although Andrea was also a noble’s daughter, her family were just minor nobles. Her entire noble experience was limited to just a few tea parties and some boring social events.
“Don’t worry, I can stay with you if you want.”
Andrea looked at me and smiled, but she then shook her head. “You better not. You are a prince after all. Some people will not like if I’m glued to you.”
I gave a sigh. “You know I don’t care about it, right? Besides, you are my cousin. I want to see who dares to give you problems.”
Andrea’s eyes brightened, but she shook her head again. “Thanks, cousin, but I insist. Furthermore, this could be a good learning experience for me. I will have to go to parties like this sooner or later, and you can’t always be with me.”
I smiled wryly and raised my hands in defeat. “Okay okay, but don’t talk to other boys. I’ll be jealous if you find a boyfriend while I’m not looking.”
Andrea looked at me with a startled expression before turning completely red. She then lowered her head shyly and ran away.
When she was pretty far, I heard she whispering something softly. “I will not.”
Such a cute girl she is.
I decided to walk around now I was alone. I don’t like parties very much, much less the boring parties of medieval nobles. So I just grabbed a cup of wine and wandered around while observing the other nobles.
I also left a bit of my consciousness on Andrea and Katherine’s bodies. It was so I could know if any of them is in danger.
This little bit of consciousness would dissipate quickly, but it’s enough to last the entire night.
I also activated a small technique that created an unapproachable feeling around me. It’s not enough to repel everybody, but most strangers would think it twice before reuniting the courage to speak to me.
Unexpectedly though, it was not very useful.
A few minutes later, someone approached me.
“I did not expect to meet you here, prince.”
Turning around, I was greeted by a head of blond hair.
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