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Chapter 5 Duke Archibald's Anomaly

  • Is your body still feeling unwell?
  • Vilian looked at Serafina and said softly. Serafina looked confused.
  • The worried concern made her sober.
  • I'm sorry, Your Majesty. What did you say?
  • Vilian widened his eyes and looked at Serafina.
  • It seems that you have already lost the dignity of being a member of the royal family. Look at the disgraceful state you are in front of the guests now.
  • Unable to tolerate her Melansa finally spoke up.
  • I'm sorry...I apologize.
  • Serafina looked puzzled, apologized obediently, and Melansa showed a surprised expression. Vilian too. Usually, when Melansa launches an attack, Serafina would apologize in a stiff tone, and the atmosphere would become tense. Vilian always mediates between the two, but today Serafina unexpectedly behaved well, leaving Melansa speechless.
  • I am fine.
  • Upon hearing the man's voice, Serafina lifted her head. Across the table, the face of the man sitting opposite her came into view. It was Samuel Hale. He looked at Serafina inexplicably.
  • Because I know the princess is feeling unwell.
  • The blue-green eyes stared at Serafina persistently. Although she felt angry about the intense gaze, she didn't have time to be angry. The cutlery that should have been diligently moving has been motionless since a moment ago.
  • Serafina, if your stomach is uncomfortable...
  • Did you also disrespect Duke Archibald yesterday?
  • Vilian's concern was blocked by Melansa. Melansa had to face Samuel Hale and Serafina, because she ran away yesterday. Serafina is going to the monastery, but Melansa insists on pretending to confirm something. Maybe because she doesn't trust her.
  • Do you want to go back to the palace and rest first?
  • No, it's okay.
  • Serafina gave a faint smile. However, her heart was deeply troubled. Who did you sleep with? And how to deal with this in the future. But first, she had the wrong target.
  • Ward.
  • When Ward was asked if he slept with her, his shocked face still appeared in Serafina's mind. This was one of the few foolish things she had done in her life. However, because it happened yesterday, even if she wanted to forget, it would still appear more clearly in her mind.
  • Didn't...just consider it as a rumor.'
  • At that time, if the calm Ward didn't say so, she might have wanted to shut up forever.
  • Upon further thought, my head still throbs. This is tantamount to exposing one's flaws to someone who knows nothing. Fortunately, Ward seems to be keeping quiet. Otherwise, Melansa, who is sensitive to rumors, would not be indifferent. Melansa now, as usual, wears a dissatisfied expression on her face.
  • Serafina listened to the conversation between Vilian and Melansa.
  • It is said that the provincial bureau is preparing to send Rachel.
  • Rachel?
  • Yes, mother. It's natural to be troubled by encountering a black magician. The provincial bureau has also shown unusual concern for Duke Archibald this time.
  • Is that so? Not bad.
  • I think the Pope will 'bless' the Duke.
  • Blessing? Serafina's eyes widened. Blessing is the greatest honor that can be bestowed by the ruler of the Holy Kingdom, the Pope, aside from canonization. Only the chosen one, 'Joshua,' who is trusted by the Pope, can receive this 'blessing.' Once one receives this 'blessing,' God's protection is engraved upon them. Whether it is a minor illness or a serious injury, even wounds can quickly heal.
  • Moreover, blessings have more than just a simple effect. He is recognized as a holy citizen and can freely enter and exit the holy country. Even if he commits a crime and becomes a criminal, from the moment he steps into the holy country's border, the Pope will protect him in his own name. Although he is not respected like a saint, he is also guarded as a child of God.
  • Is the sweep of the dark wizards such a satisfying thing? Serafina frowned and thought seriously. Then she remembered that he had obtained the holy sword, and it all made sense.
  • The older generation of dukes received blessings, even the duke received blessings. The father of the duke in heaven will also be happy.
  • One patrol, Melansa's eyes flashed. Looking at the bright smile on her face, Serafina frowned slightly. Why was that woman happy about Duke Archibald's blessing?
  • I didn't do anything.
  • The Duke Archibald said stiffly. Despite his humble attitude, he did not appear despicable. Although his eyes widened at the word 'blessing', his attitude was 'I don't need that'. Of course, Serafina was not interested in his elegant humility and the like.
  • To defy the divine will and serve the demon god, those who bring chaos to the nation, it is only natural for the nobles, who are an integral part of the country, to embark on a crusade.
  • Meanwhile, Serafina pondered alone with a serious expression on her face.
  • Of course, the Pope detests black magic. But even though the curse on oneself is temporary, it has been branded with the mark of Asmodius. What should I do if High Priest Rachel discovers this? What if she suspects a connection between me and the demon? Then I would no longer be a mere spectator on the guillotine, but the protagonist.
  • Serafina was extremely distressed, not even knowing where to look with her pair of emerald green eyes. Ever since being cursed by Asmodius, nothing good has happened. This life is damn miserable.
  • Then, Melansa and Serafina talked.
  • What does the princess think?
  • What?
  • Does the princess also think that Duke Archibald is worthy of blessings?
  • Of course, I think this is necessary. To curse others and bribe evil women who hire black magicians, and to arrest them with the old Duke ... This time too. Duke Archibald has great insights into eliminating black magicians.
  • Serafina's heartbeat was very fast. Melansa's words referred to her mom, and Serafina was very clear about it. Serafina saw the expression of Melansa mocking herself. This was obviously meant to provoke her.
  • Princess, are you going back because you feel unwell again?
  • Melansa teased Serafina, implying 'Are you going to run away again?' Anyway, Serafina was originally a dog that lost in a fight. But there was no need to trample and mock her like this in front of Samuel Hale.
  • Serafina clenched her fists. Vilian was looking at Melansa's expression, while Melansa was smiling. The attendants, servants, and maids who were practicing cultivation couldn't help but be curious about this overwhelming situation, and one by one they looked at the princess.
  • Serafina suddenly felt out of breath.
  • I need to leave here now.
  • At this moment, she heard the chair being pushed and squeezed. Serafina reflexively looked across. It was Samuel Hale, not her. The banquet attended by everyone was personally hosted by the king. Leaving the seat first was a rude behavior, and could even be considered disrespectful to the king.
  • Duke Archibald?