In the Middle of The Night in the Duke’s Residence - Chapter 103
After Story 1. Honeymoon (6) – unedited
Aris’ eyes widened. She didn’t know Leon was going to be here, so she looked happy. Evan didn’t like it, but he couldn’t help it. No matter how much Verdick reigned over the imperial family, he was infinitely weak to Aris.
Leon strode over and sat down across from Evan. He left a trace of his lips on Aris’ disheveled nape.
“Huh, Le, Leon.”
Leon began to take off her dress bit by bit, all too naturally. As if the preparations ahead of him had already been completed, he was soaring towards Aris.
But Evan couldn’t leave Leon like that. How dare he come here?
“Leon. I asked why are you here?”.
Leon’s movements stopped at Evan’s low voice. Then he raised his lips in a smirk. His expression seemed to ask, ‘Did you think you could monopolize Sister?’
“Aris has become Verdick again, I should come.”
“Aris is my wife, so what excuse do you have?”
“Because you were supposed to come with me too.”
It was true. The Verdicks that Aris loved were both Leon and Evan. The two wanted Aris to be by their side.
“Still, not on the honeymoon, is it?”
This was also true. Externally, Aris was only the wife of Evanstein, Duke Verdick. Leonhard Verdick was not even considered to be her lover. This was also agreed upon by Leon. If there was a scandal that she had her brother as a lover, it would not be good for Aris. As there was no noble lady that Leon is seeing right now, people wouldn’t say it’s strange if he wasn’t married.
“It’s okay, I’m here on vacation.”
Evan was rarely agitated. It was not that he lost his reason due to pleasure, but that he was so dumbfounded, angry and excited, it was a rare sight to see once a year.
“The Kingdom of Rodafil must be preparing for war, how are you going to prepare for it?”
“It’s okay if Brother doesn’t provide munitions.”
“…… How do you know?”
It was Evanstein, who provided munitions to keep Leonhardt occupied. But he didn’t believe Leon would notice that Evan was the one who did it right away. It was impossible for the usual Leonhardt. But Leon smiled softly and said sternly.
“You did that before, right?”
Leon caught Evan’s weakness and spoke full of joy. Leon’s gaze was on Aris, asking as if ‘what would Sister’s reaction be if she knew about this?;
Aris would clearly blame Evan. How can she push Leon into the battlefield while providing munitions to the other country?
Of course, even if the war broke out, Evan was able to cut off support to other countries immediately and provide supplies to his home country to control the war for a short period of time. In this way, he had to spend a lot of money, but because the territory expanded, the emperor also closed his eyes.
But Aris won’t close her eyes.
“…… Still, isn’t it right to prepare for war?”
“Of course we have to prepare for war. Not me, but the commander of the Empire’s Knights.”
“The Emperor would consult with you, the commander of the Imperial Knights?”
It was obvious. Because Evan made did it for a good reason. Leon would not have had any other alternatives if he rejected the emperor’s call.
“That’s also with the commander of the Empire’s Knights*.”
“Before, when preparing for war, I did it for him. Then he should be willing to take over this time?”
Evan had previously tried to start a war to expel Leon. Under the pretext that the savages of the West are uniting. At that time, the commander of the Empire’s Knights had to prepare for war and set out. However, since it was the last month of pregnancy of the wife of the Empire’s Knights Commander, the Imperial Knights Commander, Leonhard Verdick, went out instead.
Before the departure, the Crown Prince at the time threatened Aris, so measures were taken so that Leonhardt did not have to go. It was Evan who made the savages unite, so it was easy to get them to disband as well. The downside is that he can’t use the same method again.
In any case, even if Leonhardt did not go out himself at the time, the Empire’s Knights Commander was grateful to Leonhardt because he had decided to prepare for the war and substitute for the campaign. So this time, the Empire’s Knights’ Commander willingly decided to go. It was a pity to leave his newborn baby behind, but he said that it was thanks to Leonhardt that he saw the moment the child was born.
“…… Even if it wasn’t, the Empire’s Knights Commander wouldn’t be able to handle all the things you had to deal with, right?”
“I left it to my men.”
“You have to make a decision. So how?”
Leonhard ‘Verdick’answered Evanstein’s question with a smile.
“Who can hold Sir Verdick?”
Evan spit out a swear word that could only come out of Leonhard’s mouth.
‘That stupid punk is also a Verdick.’
Usually, Leonhardt was the <Sword Master and Commander of the Imperial Knights>, but Leonhardt was also someone built up by his predecessors and Evanstein within the fence of Verdick. That being said, there was no nobleman who could tamper with him recklessly. Evanstein was the only person who ignored Leon so much in the first place. Then there was Aristasia Verdick.
“Ah. Don’t you know what kind of marquis are trying to climb up this time?”
If the lieutenants weren’t good enough to stop him, Evan told them not to call him, but to call Leonhardt Verdick. But that Leonhardt Verdick is here.
“They asked if he should be killed, and I said just go.”
“…… It is not time to kill him yet.”
“In case you didn’t know, Marquis of Dortmund? I went to him.”
“Why would you go there?”
“Nothing. I stopped by before coming here.”
“I came to say hello.”
Leonhard recalled a brief conversation with Marquis Dortmund before coming here.
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