The Tamed Heiress - Chapter 40
Daniel, who arrived late, bowed his head at Leon. Their destination was the borderline of the Haschel Empire.
It took four days to get there alone, so they stayed at the Palace in the middle of the journey to spend the night.
When Leon arrived, the Palace’s owner was thrilled and tried his best to treat him. Daniel was just on his way back from hearing that his guest had too much to drink and women and that he was discouraged by Leon’s cold reaction.
Daniel carefully looked at Leon’s expression.
As expected, he didn’t look very happy.
Now Leon was on a mission to meet the King of the kingdom of Elard and transfer it to the capital.
If it were an ordinary mission, the Grand Duke of a country would not be going directly. However, Princess Christine, who is said to be cherished by the King of Elard, visited in person and named Leon as the representative of the delegation.
Even so, the Grand Duke didn’t need to go out, but the Emperor secretly expressed his desire to go, referring to the joint defense line against the northern barbarians.
The reason why it was not easy to issue an order was that it was usually performed by a marquis or, at most, a Count.
Leon replied that he would go for the Emperor under the condition of 10 days, but when he left, he regretted it a lot. The date was earlier than he thought, so he had to leave in a hurry, and because of that, he couldn’t handle the affairs in the Palace properly.
I’d rather have brought her.
Leon’s fingers moved continuously with his arms folded. He was calculating something.
Daniel waited silently. When Leon was like that, it meant that there was something serious to think about.
For example, the problem of securing a military supply route on the western border…?
“Can’t you reduce it further?”
As soon as Daniel predicted it in a completely different direction, Leon suddenly asked a random question and looked at him with a foolish face.
“The time to reach the capital. It’s not that far away, but we’re going around.”
“Oh, well. Of course, it’s much faster if you go to the mountain path, but it’s too much for a carriage to go. Since she is still a royal daughter, we can’t put her on the back of a horse, right?”
Leon, who heard that, closed his mouth and frowned while trying to say something.
The regular delegation of the kingdom of Elard was an annual event. This kind of reception was only because of the royal daughter. However, Elard did not reveal why the royal daughter came with the regular delegation.
In the midst of this, Leon did not readily understand why he was in such a hurry.
Sometimes he was worried about his mother Sophia’s illness, but he’s never been so annoyed or nervous about coming out of town and carrying out the Emperor’s order.
When Leon frowned and shut up again after taking out a few words, Daniel hesitated for a moment and courageously spoke carefully.
“Well, Your Grace, I met her before I came.”
Daniel cleared his throat and picked his words. He knew she was close to Leon in private, but he couldn’t think of a proper name to call an unidentified woman. Eventually, he chose a comprehensive word for “woman”.
“The lady who stays in the Palace.”
When Daniel mentioned Dana, Leon fixed his mouth and stared at him. As if he was thinking of what to say.
“That, uh, I know.”
Daniel, slightly tired of the pressure, turned slightly from what he was originally going to say and continued his speech.
“If she’s still in the Palace, what… Doesn’t she need a role? Even in people’s eyes…”
“Do I have to be cautious about hugging a girl on my bed?”
When asked straightforwardly, Daniel shook his palm in surprise.
“No! That’s not what I meant, Your Grace!”
Of course, it wasn’t.
The sexual life of the nobles of the Haschel Empire was open and promiscuous. No matter what reason, or sex, was called in the bedroom, it was no one’s business.
It would be a little different if they had a spouse and they pretended not to know about each other, but the reality was not different.
Rather, Daniel was worried that Leon, who was too ascetic, might have a problem. So at first, Daniel also secretly welcomed Dana’s existence.
However, looking at the situation going back, he was slowly worried that Leon treated her more than just a s*x partner.
“Don’t you think she’s not just someone like that if you keep her by your side?”
“You’re overreaching. I can’t believe you’re mentioning my private life.”
Leon’s voice did not contain any excitement. It seemed to have regained its coolness, so it was more dangerous.
Daniel looked at Leon’s expression, thinking, Oops, and immediately apologized and bowed low.
“I’m sorry, Your Highness. I went overboard.”
Daniel left and Leon wandered around the room alone.
Daniel’s words were not wrong, although he warned him because he was warned about her.
So what would she be doing by now?
Even though he was so far away, he felt like his body temperature was rising just by thinking about her. Yeah, it had to be an illusion.
“Whoa, you crazy.”
Leon lay long on the sofa, shaking off his black hair roughly. At first, he thought that the desire that had been pressed for a long time simply exploded.
However, even after sleeping a few times, the symptoms did not disappear, but rather, the poor lonely desire grew.
It’s a role.
Originally, he was going to send the woman back after relieving her and calming her body. But when she woke up, she had no memory, so there was no place to go back to.
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