I Didn’t Save You To Get Proposed To - Chapter 53
1STKISSNOVEL. DO NOT STEAL MY TRANSLATION!
‘Ixion is still too young to commit a foul with the intention of winning in a fun match between brothers on a good day.’
‘I-it’s not like that! Your Majesty, I—’
Obviously, everyone knows that he didn’t cheat, but there was no one on his side and everyone was looking at him with cold eyes.
‘As a punishment, I am ordered to probation for three days.’
He was forced to stay in the Imperial palace for three days. On the second night, the Emperor quietly entered, biting the people around him. It was the first time for them to talk alone.
‘Ixion, it was my first time seeing your swordsmanship. You’re good.’
Ixion looked at his father, who had the same black hair and blue eyes as him, with an emotional face. In fact, he wanted to be recognized by his father, so he did his best in the battle.
‘You may have felt it, but you have no background or power.’
The Emperor stroked his hair and said quietly.
‘You have to build your strength well on your own. Instead, you shouldn’t show greed.’
At that time, he didn’t know the meaning of the word well.
‘Grow up and be a great Prince serving the Empire.’
The night was the first and last conversation between the father and the son. But Ixion as a child believed in those words and worked hard to survive alone.
Wandering around the battlefield, killing monsters, getting achievement, gaining popularity with the public, and quietly solving the situation when the Emperor orders the Crown Prince to take care of it.
But there was no reward in all those years.
It was only when he became an adult that Ixion realized that he was nothing more or less than a piece of chess that was useful to the Emperor. Maybe he was trying to appease a child who lacks affection and make him into an imperial family that isn’t greedy for anything.
Anyway, he has never been greedy for the throne, so he lived ‘very quietly and without showing any greed’ as the Emperor said, but since he’s also a human, there were times when he thought it was too much.
He thought it would be great if the family he chose and made was a little different, even though it is unavoidable that they are of a natural bloodline.
And it was none other than Elsia Artise who was the first woman he met and thought would make him want to start a completely different family.
Now she has become Elsia Evgeny, and despite the complete change in appearance from then, his mind still remained unchanged.
“Ridan, are you really not going to the hunting contest?”
Irene asked, quivering her mouth. Ridan shook his head firmly, raising his round glasses.
“Why would I go there?”
“Because all aristocrats in the capital go there?”
“I don’t really like hunting.”
“Of course I know you can’t hunt.”
Irene, who sharply changed ‘I don’t like’ to ‘I can’t,’ crossed her arms.
“But can’t you catch at least one rabbit and give it to me?”
“Why should I do that?”
“Other Young Lady will receive hunting gifts here and there, but it’s a bit embarrassing if I don’t get one. Even if I can’t be selected as the ‘Queen of the Hunting Competition’, I’d love to have at least one. Can’t my friends do that too?”
“I can’t do that.”
The answer was firm. Irene lifted her shoulders as if she had no expectations. She also did not want to participate in the hunting competition, but it was the duty of a business woman for the aristocrats to attend such social events regularly.
In particular, she prepared a sample of hunting clothes for noble women this time. There were not many Young Ladies who usually enjoyed hunting, because they thought that uncomfortable clothes played a part.
It would be a completely blue ocean just by opening the market!
It was clear that there would be quite a bit of demand if more Young Ladies knew the joy of hunting by recruiting a few active aristocrats who showed curiosity.
‘If Elsia was in the capital, I would have asked her to try it on—’
Irene sighed and carefully asked Ridan with a neat expression.
“Are you waiting for Elsa’s reply? That’s why you’re not going, right?”
“The distance is so far away that my letter may not have arrived yet, but when I get a reply, I have to leave as soon as possible to the Marquis.”
“The Berti Forest is close to the capital, so why don’t you show your face for a while and come back? Roziad is the only Duke who doesn’t participate.”
“Have a safe trip.”
In the end, Irene had no choice but to leave the Duke of Roziad alone.
The Emperor was said to have summoned Ixion, but she wasn’t sure if Ridan, who would be going to the Marquis, would have a chance if Ixion and Elsia were lukewarm. (t/n : I’m not sure for this part;;)
“Ey, I don’t know.”
Irene shook her head as she got into the carriage.
Elsia’s escort knight, Dalton, has been in a good mood these days. As he followed Elsia to the monster subjugation site, he became naturally friendly with the people of the Feltron Knights.
And as much as the Knights waited for the union between Elsia and Ixiob, they helped pray for a relationship between the two.
Of course, there was also the influence of the past, where he was afraid that it might become a nuisance to the Marchioness because of the rumors she had with Niel, but he sincerely hoped that Elsia would go well with Ixion.
So, when the Knights prepared for the event, he also lit candles hard, played military songs with trumpet, and cheered when the flames broke out.
As a result, he was so proud that Elsia went up to the capital with Ixion. Contrary to expectations, there was no strange atmosphere between Elsia and Niel even after they went to the tower.
Because there were so many people around Elsia, Dalton was almost free to move around, and she told him he didn’t have to get blown away.
“Actually, I feel more comfortable alone.”
Elsia said, raising her shoulders.
“I’m not even that important to be dangerous.”
In addition, since there are many times when she’s alone with Ixion.
“If you go up to the capital, you don’t need an escort anymore. You will only go back and forth between the Imperial Palace and the Marquis—and you will be with the Prince.”
His skills couldn’t have been better than Ixion. For various reasons, Dalton decided not to follow Elsia’s journey. He also didn’t want to go to the capital because he had both family and friends in Marquis Evgeny.
“Yes, Lady. Have a safe trip. But if you’re going to have a wedding in the capital, you have to invite me.”
On the morning of Elsia and Ixion’s departure, Dalton was able to greet her with enthusiasm. Elsia was embarrassed by the word ‘wedding’ for a moment and then asked carefully.
“But Niel hasn’t come yet. I’m sure we’ll go together—”
“He must have changed his mind. Who knows what’s in the Young Master’s head?”
“Have you seen him? I heard someone saw him on the monster subjugation site.”
“I think I saw him this dawn, too—”
“Niel is in a monster subjugation site too, at dawn?”
“Well, he’s such a random person.”‘
“Do you remember which side it was? Still, it bothers me that he doesn’t show up for this long.”
“How long has it been?”
Dalton waved his hand.
“I guess he’s seducing a Young Lady somewhere. It’s very common not to be able to contact the Young Master for about two days.”
“Which side is it? But I’m still worried, so I think I should go.”
“Where are you going, Lady? If you’re worried, I’ll go.”
Because Elsia’s expression was full of worries, Dalton stood up and eventually said he would step up.
“It’s better for me to go, as it was the last time I saw the Young Master. You’re going to have a long way to go, Lady should rest.”
In fact, there was nothing to worry about Niel. He was such a great wizard, and he used to live without wounds in any battlefield because he took terrible care of his own safety.
There was no way he could have escaped from the insignificant Marquis.
Dalton praised Elsia’s kind heart inside and walked leisurely.
And not long after, he found Niel, who was staggering and coming to the Marquis.
Dalton couldn’t believe his eyes. He has seen Niel since he was very young until he turned 23, but he has never seen him like this before.
“W-what happened! W-why are you like this!”
Dalton almost cried out as he quickly supported Niel, who was almost crawling in blood. On the other hand, Niel remained calm even after suffering a tattered injury.
“Dalton is worried about me, it’s something to live for.”
“Who is it? Who hurt you so much?” Hurry up and go to the Marquis and go to the clinic—”
“Elsia hasn’t left yet, has she? Of course, she’s waiting for me, right?”
“Of course she is. But where are you going with this body? You can’t go to the capital city with this body. Anyway, what’s going on here?”
Niel’s beautiful body was full of trauma. There were no major injuries or life-threatening injuries, but every time he moved his limbs, he frowned with pain.
Dalton was greatly embarrassed because he had never thought he could get hurt. Obviously, if someone hurt Niel like this, they wouldn’t be an ordinary person. But why—?
“I was attacked by a monster.”
That was even more surprising. It was absurd that a wizard that was strong enough to be counted as the next Lord of Magic Tower would suffer so much from the Marquis’ monster.
“I was just doing an experiment in the back and it became like this. It’s nothing.”
“No, but still—. Anyway, you can’t go to the capital. Take a good rest at the Marquis.”
Niel smiled and cut Dalton’s words.
“Just give me a ride in Elsia’s carriage. I can ask Elsia for divine magic.”
“Divine magic takes a long time. It’ll take another month to fully heal all of this. It’d be better to put a bunch of Feltron’s medical staff in there.”
“It has to take a long time—”
Dalton was in a hurry to carry him on his back, so he couldn’t hear Niel talking to himself.