“Korewa, korewa. Your Majesty Eynlana Kirfiniska. Welcome to come all the way to our Elberia Empire.”
“Enough of this rambling. Ludio, let’s get down to business.
As soon as she entered the Commander-in-Chief’s room, which had been set up for the meeting, Queen Eynlana interrupted the Principal’s pleasantries.
She nonchalantly sat down on the pre-prepared sofa and rested her cheeks in her hands on the armrest. The plain couch looked as if it were a jade seat.
“Alright. Then let me get to the point as well. Your Majesty, please return to Tsefte Aria now.”
“I can’t. Since neither you nor the Empire can help, I must intervene directly.”
“I told you it was dangerous. I can’t deny that mastermind was the one who intervened in Mira’s blood tide incident. If this goes on, it will be a catastrophe like that time.”
Principal Ludio changed from his usual soft manner to a serious look.
But the Queen of the Elf suddenly lifted the corners of her mouth.
“Thou art really a sourpuss, Ludio. Isn’t that like saying that there was no intention of solving the disappearance in the first place, of bringing in the filthy White Wings?”
“I intend to say that. No matter what we do next, those guys will reappear. In this land of Mildiana.”
“This Queen came to prevent it.”
“It can’t be done. Please go back now.”
“You and the Imperial Army are, in a word, incompetent. In that case, I’m the only one who can do it.”
“I know it’s rude. That incompetence includes you, Your Majesty, Queen Eynlana.”
“…… What did you say?”
Her Majesty Eynlana and Principal Ludio glared at each other in a state of impending anger.
I don’t know if it was because they couldn’t hold their heads up in front of the principal, but the Queen’s guards also looked confused as if they didn’t know what to do.
The Queen’s guards looked confused. I don’t think the lieutenant general will be able to complain even if his head falls to the ground afterwards.
“…… Although I don’t know the situation, it sounds like it was urgent.”
“It’s more like a meaningless debate than a talk.”
The beastkin girls whispered quietly to each other.
Of course, the elves with good ears had heard them, but they were fidgeting with the conversation between the giants in front of them. There was no deliberate glaring our way.
“Even this Queen understood the situation. The enemy has taken up residence in the Imperial Army, hasn’t it? I know about the persecution of the elves.”
“You know it very well. As a half-elf, I’ve reached the point where I can’t do anything about it.”
“That’s easy. Bring all the elf persecutors here. I don’t think any lies will work, so if there’s a connection to who’s behind this, it’ll open up the situation right away.”
“Your Majesty. You have a quick mind. But because you are so stubborn and arrogant, you are not flexible.”
“Tell me more specifically”
“That stage is long over. It is no longer a question of the true nature of the man behind the curtain. The demons will be summoned indeed.”
Principal Ludio asserted.
Unsure if her momentum had been slightly cut, Her Majesty sank her forward leaning body deeper into the couch.
She muttered after a furoreful exhalation.
“…… This Queen and you have been corresponding for a long time. After several conversations in letters, and after meeting directly like this, I am convinced. You’re a fool!”
“Ho ho. What are you sure of?”
“Do you intend to kill yourself, Ludio?”
Everyone around me shouted.
“Why, thinkest thou so?”
“You will settle the matter with your life. You has decided that since you can not mobilise the regular army, thou can only do so. That is why I am here to stop it.”
There was a moment of silence.
Then, suddenly, Principal Ludio smiled.
“There was a time when that was a consideration. But…”
The principal looked at Roka and Shaula and me in that order.
“It’s a blessing in disguise. I have several powerful trump cards now. I don’t think I’ll have to volunteer to die to solve them.”
“Howl? Do you trust these special students or something?”
“Although there is unfortunately none of them who is serious by nature and of good character, the strength itself is real. They’re better than any students I’ve seen so far. So good that it’s not just a matter of one or two heads. So I’d like to take a little gamble.”
“Huh? A gamble? That’s-”
Knock, knock, knock.
At that moment, suddenly there was a knock on the door of the room.
The Queen’s visit was a top secret matter. So it should have been avoided beforehand.
Whether everyone understood the situation, but the slight tension and the lack of comprehension of the event made everyone freeze on the spot
Knock, knock, knock.
The knock on the door was repeated quietly.
“Who is it? I’m not available right now. We’ll talk later if we need to.”
Headmaster Ludio said.
There was no answer.
Knock, knock, knock.
A strange atmosphere enveloped the room.
Roka and Shaula, who were standing by the door, were on alert as if it didn’t matter what happened, and their bodies were filled with power.
Knock, knock, knock.
I was also leaning against the wall in the opposite direction to Roka and the others, scratching my cheek.
Then, with a very natural movement, I simply opened the door by holding the handle.
“What! What, what the hell are you doing!?
As the beastkin girls were in shock, the woman standing in front of the door was an elf wearing glasses.
I think her name was Lattice.
Her face was pale and her mouth was gaping as she desperately pleaded for help.
Behind her stood Liz, an elf girl with long dark green hair.
Liz pressed Lattice with a sharp knife against her neck.
The sight of this surprised everyone.
“Drop, not enough!
Liz muttered in a voice that had nothing in common with her usual beautiful voice, a mixture of man and woman, and then shoved Lattice into the room.
I don’t know if Roka and Shaula had thought she was suspicious all along, but it was clear that they were confused by the unexpected actions of her, who was far beyond their imagination.
“Liz. Are you kidding me? Now free Ensign Melodia immediately.”
Although principal did not move, Her Majesty frowned as she watched the situation unfold.
The men of the guard tried to step forward, but Her Majesty stopped that with one hand.
“The unclean earth is not befitting the feet of a beautiful goddess. White wings, to clear that one. But, Drop is not enough.”
Clearly a different look from the usual Liz.
She looked and acted like the Lattice of the other day, who I had received a report from Rena.
After seeing her face to face, I realized the true nature of the “person inside Liz”.
“If it’s not enough, I’ll have to make up for it by using the quality.”
In an instant, Liz released Lattice from her restraint, and then she took a look at Queen Eynlana and closed the distance.
It’s all over now. Quicker than Roka, who had reacted quickly, I moved.
In an instant I was close behind Liz, twisting her hand up and dropping the knife to the ground. I immediately kicked that to the back and Roka caught it.
I slapped Liz, who was writhing and struggling, across the ear.
Her body spasmed considerably before she lost her strength. I supported her body like that.
“Fyuh. That’s all right. Her Majesty and everyone else is okay, right?”
I confirmed the look of the whole group. Everyone was just frozen and seemed fine. Ensign Lattice was sobbing from fear, but that didn’t matter.
“Well done. Theodore.”
“Really, if you’re the Queen’s escort, you have to act faster.”
I looked at the elves who were following Her Majesty as guards, and although they looked very unhelpful, Her Majesty said.
“No, it’s hard to blame them. That elf girl is called Lizemelia Kirfiniska. She is the daughter of this Queen.”
Roka and Shaula were equally surprised, but I nodded my head with a ‘yes’ that I had already expected.
“Anyway, it’s best to keep her quiet when elf was making a fuss. Elf have good ears, but this also their weaknesses. Remember that for Roka and Shaula too.”
“…… Why do you even know about that kind of thing?”
“It’a hobby, I guess? Although I can handed her to Roka, it’s hard to say she won’t be half-dead.”
“Worst, I plan to cut off her head and stop her. Let me know about that important thing sooner.”
“Hahahaha, I’m sorry about that. Because Liz …… no, Lizemelia, she wants to hide her identity.”
Principal Ludio laughed cheerfully. In contrast, Her Majesty Queen Eynlana’s face was expressionless, but she showed that she was worried about her daughter.
“It’s all right, Your Majesty. I’ve only put her into a mild state of shock so she’ll wake up soon. There will be no after-effects.”
“…… Is that so? You’ve been a great help, Theodore.”
“Just for now, she still needs first aid. Can you help me get Liz to the emergency room?”
Roka and Shaula looked at each other and nodded and picked her up.
“I’d like to join you.”
“Alright. I think it would be better if Your Majesty rested a little too. When encountering this kind of thing during serious discussions, there is nothing we can do if you are exhausted from all aspects.”
“…… sorry ”
Then, leaving me and Principal Ludio behind, we all left the room for the time being.
It was a deliberate arrangement, though.
When the sound of footsteps was completely out of sight, I said to Principal Ludio.
“Principal is the worst. I think you’re really a bad guy.”
“I can’t hide my confusion at the sudden scolding, what’s wrong?”
“Principal had said you would use the queen as bait, but it wasn’t just that. You’ve been planning to use Liz as bait from the beginning, haven’t you?”
“…… You really see through everything. My spine has become a little cold.”
“Principal said at the beginning that it would turn out to be a big catastrophe.”
“Eh, eh. That’s why I want Her Majesty to go back, but it’s already too late.”
He is an easy-going principal as if he were talking about small things.
I wonder how dark this half-elf is.
Even among the demons, there were very few people who ruled out emotionalism like that and were rationalistic. This was a man who I did not want to be an enemy if possible. Although if it’s just a head-on confrontation, it’s welcome.
“So, Theodore. This is the last time. I’ll trust you with all the rest of the information I know.”
“Understood. …… I also have something to say.”
After discussing it with the headmaster that way.
“–Theodore. Then go to the High Court of Magic.”
“No, I’m going to emergency room.”
“What are you doing? You know there’s no time for that, don’t you?
“It’s okay. I’ll do everything principal asks me to do. By whatever means.”
“Can I believe that?
“Of course. I won’t sacrifice them. But…”
I said after a short pause.
“I don’t care what happens to the other humans and the elves.”
After telling him that, I went to the emergency room where Liz had been taken.