Hero without blood or tear - Chapter 49
 The Rose Devil Queen (2)
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I felt uneasy. Recently, I realized that more and more people seem to know me. But I don’t really mind since my reputation is quite small.
I was not really concerned about hiding myself like before since I was going to take over the political part of the empire soon.
Even so, I never thought that Roellin would show up and stab me in the face. I had no choice but to panic.
Roellin stares at me with a soft look on her face. It felt like she was looking at an ally, not an enemy.
“Would you like to take a walk with me, Gentleman?”
“…It’s my pleasure, Your highness.”
There was no way I could have refused. If I rejected this demon, I could face consequences later.
“You may leave.”
Those who followed Roellin’s instructions left without a word. Just a few bodyguards were left.
“Your Highness. How can you be interested in a man of little importance?”
Roellin smiles softly, covering her mouth with her fingertips. Her crescent-shaped smile was pleasant.
I sighed deeply. I don’t think it’ll work out.
“That’s enough acting. Lord Valler. I’ve heard a lot about you from my friend. Now that I’ve seen you, you look exactly as she described. Tall, sharp-faced, handsome man.”
“Hoho. According to her evaluation, in the eyes of the lady in armour, you are the most handsome man.”
I had a nice face but that wasn’t enough to call me a handsome man. But that’s how I look in her eyes… well, somehow it didn’t feel so bad. I was just embarrassed.
But I had a question.
“Are you an ally of Walpurgis?”
“Why? Is the friendship between the nuns and demons strange?”
“Oh, you’re quite straightforward.”
The relationship between humans and demons is different from the past. They even live in an empire together. But there was a clear gap.
“I understand your question. But everything has its own story. I really think of Walpurgis as a friend.”
I always knew that Roellin and Walpurgis were allies… But I didn’t know they were that close.
By the way, things can’t go on like this.
If we keep up this conversation, I’ll get caught up in Roellin’s speech skills. I better finish this and get out.
“Your Highness, if you’re her ally, may I consider you as my ally too?”
“You are honest and bold.”
“I have something important to tell you openly.”
“Okay, Let’s hear it.”
Roellin had to be drawn in somehow. I can’t believe that she has a good relationship with Walpurgis.
I dropped the bomb.
“Your Highness, I am with Phillip, the Iron Prince.”
Roellin’s eyes opened wide in shock. Phillip, the Iron Prince elector’s disappearance was still a hot topic in the empire.
There were many rumours about him being alive. His uncle, Friedrich still sent soldiers out, given the fact that his body was not found.
“Are you sure?”
Roellin struggles to contain her agitation. She seemed to be amazed by the news.
Why won’t you be surprised?
Roellin was the one who wanted to make Phillip the Emperor. The current Emperor Franz IV was vindictive towards Roellin so she intended to make Phillip the new Emperor.
Roellin put in so much effort to make it happen. However, due to his disappearance, everything became a mess. Roellin must have suffered a lot.
Roellin sighs of relief. If Phillip was really alive, there would be a way forward.
“Sir Valler, Where is he now?”
“I’m protecting him. He’s in a safe place. However, he does intend to reclaim Pfalz.”
Roellin exclaimed. I didn’t actually lie to her. Because it is true that he is under my protection.
Although, it’s his dead body.
And it is also true that he is planning for the future. You will claim the noble lineage of this very body.
From Roellin’s point of view, won’t she be happy as long as Prince Phillip the Iron Elector returns and becomes Emperor?
Does it matter if there’s a Commander that controls him? I’ll let him do what she wants if Roellin cooperates with me.
As I said to Schwarzertoyel before; I, the commander of the undead should only be judged by the results and not by what I do.
“Can I get in touch with the Prince, Sir Valler?”
“You can send your message through me. The Prince highly depends on me.”
This too was not a lie.
“What do you mean that he highly depends on you?”
“There are a lot of enemies looking for you. For your safety, the Prince is refraining from exposure as much as possible. So he has made me his representative.”
“Ah! His representative!”
Oh, you’re speaking so naturally to me. But this is the truth. Phillip depends on me. I wasn’t lying.
“That’s right. He ordered me to contact you, Your Highness. So I was going to contact you soon, but I just happened to see you today.”
Roellin was delighted, but she wouldn’t put her trust in me until she has done her own round of research. She’s a careful woman and she never decides anything hastily.
“I will report to him first that I met you here today. I will be given a new order soon, so I’ll contact you again. It must be very hard to believe what I say now but after some time, the Prince will return and you shall trust in me.”
“Okay! I’m so glad that the Prince is still alive!”
Roellin looked happy. I’m sure she has a lot of thoughts in her head right now.
I’m lucky that this all ended in my favour.
“Why don’t you let her protect him?”
“No worries. The Prince is in a very safe place.”
“Safer than her Palace?”
“Yes,where the Prince is hiding right now is a place where no great wizard could track.
But I can. The ‘hiding place’ is in my magic zipper. Even Roellin standing before me doesn’t know.
“It cannot be helped. But please tell the Prince to let me know when he needs her help.”
“Thank you. The Prince will be pleased.”
In the future, I shall emerge as an important figure for Roellin. Since I had the token to the political part of the Empire.
Of course, it would be hard to make her trust me. However, I was confident that she would trust me sooner or later. If I was worried about being caught, I wouldn’t have come here in the first place.
“Sir Valler, I thought you were just a man that interested Walpurgis, but you aren’t. I think we will see each other more often in the future. I look forward to working with you.”
“I’m glad to hear that, Your Highness.”
Roellin will be a strategic partner in the future. Her helping would be very beneficial to me. She would help me get rid of King Pejamut in the southwestern part of the empire.
“Your Highness, I hope we can have in-depth discussions in the near future.”
“I’m giving this to you.”
Roellin took out a gold ring and handed it to me. It was a magic ring that could be used to contact her directly. It was the same thing that King Sezar Kabult had.
The ring had a very special meaning. So I was a bit surprised that it was given to me.
“Oh wow, I can’t believe that the Rose Devil Queen is giving me a ring so I can contact her.”
It wasn’t a baseless talk. Many influential people in the empire want to be able to contact the Rose Devil Queen using this ring. She was a political giant and a beauty that attracted many men.
Roellin was a woman who received attention from the higher-ups in the Empire. Therefore, this ring was even more priceless.
“I gave it to you because you seem to be something special to her. There is a lot that I need to know.”
“I will try not to disappoint you, Your Highness.”
“Okay! Now, let’s go back.”
I didn’t expect to meet Roellin, but the conversation we had gone well.
“Sir Valler, by the way..”
“You can speak.”
“What was so good about Walpurgis?”
I thought about it, but the answer was clear.
“Oh my god!”
In the cold night, The Rose Devil Queen laughs wholeheartedly.
The event was held in a banquet hall for nobles. It was just a gathering of people chatting. Before the Great War, the relationship between humans and demons was not as bad.
Dressed up for the banquet, I sipped wine in the corner of the hall, looking at them.
The atmosphere brightened up a bit. I stepped forward. A few people noticed me going to the centre of the banquet hall.
“Hm? Who is he?”
“I don’t know. He looks similar to the employee we saw earlier. But looking at his clothes… he seems like a man of high status. Am I mistaken?”
I heard murmurs. Most of the people here were only focused on talking to people in their small ‘groups’. In the meantime, I arrived in front of Odgarsh sitting in the high seat.
“Your Highness, may I begin?”
“Okay Commander, let’s proceed as promised. Where is the dragon?
“He will be here soon.”
Odgarsh nodded. Then I turned around clapping as I faced everyone.
The clap was short but it was enough to silence the noise-filled banquet hall. Everyone’s eyes were now on me. Not only that, the magic lanterns illuminated where I stood.
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t nervous.
Their noise spread around the banquet hall. The chilly feeling crept to my neck, fingers and toes, turning my whole body stiff.
Is this how actors feel on stage? This wasn’t any ordinary stage. This was a life or death stage.
I bowed my head, unable to overcome the pressure. This hall was full of influential people in the Empire.
I tried to clear my throat, but no sound came out. My lips were trembling. No matter what I did, I couldn’t hide the tension I had that was similar to that of a new debuting actor.
But like all actors, he who stands on the stage finds a way.
It didn’t matter if skills like <Emotional Integrity>, <Emotional Truth>, <Faithfulness to one’s role> weren’t learnt. You can do all things if your motivation is strong. My motivation is simple and clear.
That mindset got me through everything. When I lifted my head. I had a different look on my face. It was as if I had a mask on.
“My precious Empress! Honourable Demon Kings! Rose-like ladies!”
A young man with a different impression was speaking to them. He wore a smile on his face to deceive the people.
“I welcome you all here today. I am representing Lord Schwarzertoyel.”
“My name is Vallerstadter Valler.”
He made his first appearance on the Empire’s stage.
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