Chapter 183. Navier’s Suspicion (2)
Translator: Aura / Editor: vy
He was a really lovely bird, so every time I thought he was cute, I would pat his rear.
Now that I think about it, every time I patted his rear, the bird would get stiff.
Is that why he woke up first when he fell asleep next to me?
How many times have I kissed Queen?
I looked up in amazement, I had been immersed in a whirlwind of thoughts.
Rose looked at me anxiously, with both hands on the table. Her face was also closer than usual.
I asked in surprise, and Rose asked back out loud,
“Are you all right? I’ve called you several times already.”
“Ah, ah. I’m sorry. I was deep in thought.”
“You don’t look well.”
“Don’t worry. I was just thinking about something…”
Curious about my thoughts, Rose tilted her head and asked carefully.
“Is it because of Christa?”
Who is Christa… Ahh.
“No, it’s not that.”
I quickly shook my head, showing her the ‘queen’s smile.’
I was so focused on Queen’s issue that I wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings.
Only after Rose mentioned Christa did I remember that I still didn’t have all the influence of the previous queen.
Figuring out if Queen is Heinley is not the most important thing. But at this moment—
‘Heinley is good at escaping difficult situations, isn’t that because he’s a bird?’
—I couldn’t help it. Sitting here, my thoughts kept going in that direction.
I got out of the chair and apologized to Rose.
“I’m so sorry. But it’s not because of Christa.”
Rose didn’t seem to believe me, but suddenly she blushed and muttered, “Ahh,” looking down.
“Of, of course. You must have a lot on your mind.”
Why did she suddenly look so embarrassed?
While I was confused, Rose hurriedly asked.
“Oh, you’ve seen the whole palace, where do you want to go today?”
In the capital, there was another place worthy of being called ‘palace,’ but it was in a completely secluded place, so I would have to take a carriage. – This novel is translated by NovelUtopia
I didn’t need to go there right now, so I shook my head.
“For the moment I would rather stay… Ah. Do you happen to know where my brother is staying?”
I had heard that my brother was staying at the Western Kingdom Palace.
Strangely enough, I hadn’t seen him yet. In fact, I thought he would be the first to welcome me… Did he go somewhere?
“You mean Lord Koshar?”
Rose asked me right away, mentioning my brother’s name.
As I expected, it seemed to be true that my brother was staying here.
Nodding, Rose tilted her head for a moment and said,
“I’m not sure, but I think he’s staying in one of the rooms for distinguished guests.”
“Let’s go over there.”
When we toured the palace, we also passed by the rooms of the distinguished guests, but did not enter.
I thought it would be rude to look around when people were actually using the place to stay.
However, if I had known this, I would have looked for my brother there. I’m a little regretful, but now I could go look for him.
Rose went to the rooms of the distinguished guests, and I followed her as I looked inside the palace again.
There was an official standing in front of the hallway of the distinguished guest rooms. When I indicated my brother’s name, he immediately informed me,
“Lord Koshar is staying in the third room on this side of the corridor.”
I formally waved at the official, then went to my brother’s room and knocked on the door.
My heart was pounding at the thought of seeing my brother again in the Western Kingdom.
My parents decided to stay in the Eastern Empire, but I am glad my brother is here with me.
However, there was no response from within, no matter how long I waited.
Is he out?’
In fact, my brother did not like to stay in one place. Maybe he had gone out for a few days.
I didn’t necessarily have to see him today, so I decided to come back another time, and turned around.
“Let’s go to the library.”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
But just as we started walking, there was the loud sound of footsteps, and a huge knight appeared.
The knight, who was coming this way, stepped aside as soon as he saw us, as if uncomfortable dealing with ladies.
But when Rose and I were about to pass by him, his eyes widened and he shouted.
He then pointed at me.
I don’t know if he confused me with my brother, or if he was surprised to see that I looked like him. But it was clear that he knew my brother.
He stayed like that for a while, and when Rose exclaimed, “Insolent!” He finally asked, “Queen Navier?” He knelt down and apologized.
“My apologies, Your Highness. You look so much like Lord Koshar…”
When I said not to worry, the knight stood up and introduced himself.
“My name is Aprin, Your Highness. I am not a member the Royal Guard, but I was knighted personally by His Highness Heinley.”
I nodded and quickly asked him.
“Pleased to meet you, Sir Aprin. You seem to be looking for my brother…”
I felt anxious.
I couldn’t understand why a knight of Heinley would be looking for my brother.
The knights of Sovieshu only visited Koshar for bad reasons.
Although Heinley was not Sovieshu, my brother was still the same. Since many people were talking about me behind my back at the Western Kingdom Palace, I was worried that this might have led to a fight. –
However, Sir Aprin’s response was unexpected.
“Oh, yes. He’s been avoiding me.”
“Ever since I led him to the Western Kingdom I have really wanted to be close to him. But he keeps avoiding me.”
He looking for my brother because he wanted to be close to him? A knight of Heinley? And was my brother avoiding such a knight?
Although I was glad it wasn’t because of a fight… I frowned at a different issue.
My brother liked to be surrounded by strong people all day long, talking about swords, horses, wars and tactics, so why was he avoiding a knight who looked so strong?
As I looked at him bitterly, the knight asked me with distrust.