Baby Princess’s Survival Diary - Chapter 43
I shook my head in surprise at the sudden apology.
“At that time… there’s a circumstance. It’s all right.”
“Even if there is a reason, telling a lie doesn’t just disappear.”
I was feeling a little uncomfortable. I was also curious as to what he was avoiding at the time.
But since he apologized so politely, I had nothing to say again.
“Why— did you say that?”
He even apologized, which made me even more curious.
“Do you remember when you were kidnapped?”
“The kidnappers were from the provinces. I was chasing them under the command of the Crown Prince, and their tracks ended in Biherville.”
“At that time, I was more immature than I am now, so I got the Princess involved. I’m sorry once again.”
“Ah, it’s not true.”
Sitting next to Driane from afar, Serina was looking at me with an interesting expression.
She wasn’t the only one.
Many people were looking at this side while pretending not to be.
“I thought I’d go out and ask for forgiveness—but I’m afraid there will be more secretive rumors than there are now.”
I was using a carriage alone. There weren’t many people around my carriage.
If the Prince visited separately, there was a high possibility that he would stand out.
“Thank you for your consideration.”
He waved his hand, saying it was nothing.
“I really wanted to apologize, but it’s been this late.”
In fact, the Prince had no reason to apologize to me.
What is more important than the order of the Crown Prince? It was nothing to hide from me.
Besides, it was quite a long time ago.
I could have pretended not to know, but I was grateful to the Prince who came to me and apologized.
“I think the stew is done. Let’s eat.”
It was time to go to bed after the slightly embarrassing dinner time. When I returned to the carriage, I received Serina’s stealthy gaze.
“I told you it’s not like that.”
– What did I say?
Serina lay back on the sofa.
– But believe me. Was it because he interest in you?
“It’s the ‘Prince’.”
– It’s doesn’t matter. There’s no one here—. That is why there is a saying that even His Majesty the Emperor curses.
– Ung, in the world I lived in.
Serina nodded and continued.
– Nobody can hear me but you anyway.
“It’s not true.”
“Driane and Nadia can hear you!”
Serina laughed as she hurriedly added to the words.
– That’s true. You’re right.
Serina got up from the sofa nodding her head.
– Talking about this with you makes me feel like I’m your age.
– You’re supposed to talk about men at your age, right?
“What do you mean—?”
As I covered my face with a blanket in embarrassment, Serina laughed and continued.
– In the meantime, we’ve only talked about serious things.
– Talking about demons, talking about fakes, talking about how to find my body—.
– There are conversations you can only have at that age. I think we missed that a bit, didn’t we?
– From now on, let’s not talk about serious things but talk about small things like this.
I lowered the blanket and made eye contact with Serina.
Serina smiled at me and patted me on the head.
– But it’s time to sleep. Good night, baby.
Serina said, mimicking Driane’s tone of voice.
Although it was a joke, Serina’s expression, which was always playful, felt like that of an adult today, so that I couldn’t say anything.
The schedule was smooth. The journey to the Elf’s Forest took a total of about a month. Today was the fourth day of the period.
Now we’re out of the Empire and arrive at the entrance of the Krenan Mountains.
Today, I decided to stay in the village at the entrance of the Krenan Mountains.
“The schedule will be even tougher from tomorrow. Take a good rest today.”
I nodded at the words of the Viscount Janen and entered the room together.
With the Krenan Mountains just around the corner, I could feel everyone nervous.
“It’s the fastest way to cross the Krenan Mountains, but it’s just as dangerous as it is.”
Viscount Janen said with a sigh.
Since it is a small village, there are few inns, so we used a room in pairs.
“Is it okay for those who are sleeping outside?”
I heard that some were sleeping outside because there were no rooms, but I was worried.
“They’re familiar with it, so don’t worry too much. They’re not knights for nothing.”
“What if I could restore their stamina with divine power?”
“Save your divine power as much as you can. There could be serious injuries in the future.”
I nodded at Viscount Janen’s words. Then Serina said.
– People think it’s a right if the favor continues. Don’t even think about using your divine powers unless they’re really tired.
Serina had a point. When I nodded, Serina patted me on the head as if I had done well.
“But, Princess. Are the divine beasts really okay with me here?”
“Yes. Of course, you don’t have to worry.”
“You must have been generous.”
I was still cautious with the Viscount Janen, but I didn’t say anything more.
Then she lay down on the bed, saying she would sleep first.
After saying that, I went out to the balcony to avoid interference, and Driane, Nadia, and Serina came out together.
[Baby. Can’t you sleep?]
[You should still sleep. Starting tomorrow, the schedule will be more difficult.]
“I’m going to sleep a little later—”
– Yeah, it’s too early to go to bed.
[Then let’s go for a walk!]
Nadia’s words bothered me a little. Come to think of it, Nadia has only been in the carriage lately.
Nadia said Nadia could go out and walk but didn’t like it without me, so Nadia always stayed in a carriage.
Because Driane likes to be still, but Nadia doesn’t.
“Then shall we go out for a little bit?”
[Baby. 4 people 1 group.]
– It’s four of us! Let go!
Come to think of it, there were four people, Serina, Nadia, Driane, and myself.
Driane thought for a moment about whether Driane had anything to say and soon nodded.
[Let’s just look around for a while. Don’t go too far]
I put on my robe and went outside carefully so that the Viscount Janen wouldn’t wake up.
When I went down to the first floor, the knights stood up from their seats at once.
“Where are you going?”
Sir Adhan approached and asked.
“Yes, I’d like to take a walk for a while.”
“I’ll follow you.”
“No, Sir Adhan, you should take a rest, too. I’ll be right back.”
It was also understandable that Sir Adhan was worried. I said, make Driane and Nadia visible.
“I’ll always be on my guard. I’ll be right back after a walk, so don’t worry.”
“Yes. I’ll be back.”
I went down the stairs in reply to Sir Adhan’s words.
“You have to come back really soon.”
“Yes, don’t worry.”
I comforted Sir Adhan, who was restless and left the inn.
A cold wind blew, and I tied the robe tightly.
I laughed when I saw Nadia running far away instantly and then running around me and running again.
– You must have been really frustrated.
[That’s what it looks like]
Even Serina and Driane looked at Nadia with a bit of surprise.
Indeed, Nadia, who took a walk every day, was trapped in a narrow carriage, so it was frustrating.
“I couldn’t have put up with it before.”
Nadia has changed as much as I have changed.
Nadia, who used to act according to its instincts, changed a lot after I was kidnapped.
It changed even more when Oraboni and Driane trained Nadia.
Driane expressed that Nadia had grown up, but I sometimes wondered if I had imprisoned Nadia, who was free.
[Baby. Just look at it as it is.]
Driane, who recognized my thoughts like ghosts, continued.
[Nadia is happy. Just look at it.]
I remembered the words of Driane, who said that thinking a lot is good, but too much will be poison.
I shook my head to shake off my thoughts. Nadia was coming running to me with a bright smile.
– It’s nice to take a peaceful walk after a long time.
I nodded at Serina’s words. We didn’t go far as promised to Sir Adhan.
I had only reached the general store not far from the inn, but I still felt a sense of freedom.
Nadia was going further and coming back.
“Shall we go back now?”
– Yes. That’s good.
[Yeah. We should stop and go to sleep now.]
I looked at Nadia worriedly. But Nadia nodded as if satisfied.
[Yes! Let’s go in! It’s been a while since I ran, so I feel better!]
We slowly turned around and headed back to the inn.
It was a short walk, but I was satisfied.
– Oh. You can go first!
Serina waved her hand as if she had found something and flew away first.
Driane seemed troubled and returned to its own divine body.
[Nadia. Go back to the inn.]
Only Nadia tilted its head, and Driane said.
[I will be with Serina.]
Driane was firm. When Driane said so, Nadia grumbled and ran quickly toward the inn.
It was after Driane had returned to the divine body.
[Human beings are coming closer]
I looked around because I thought it was a villager.
I found something shiny a little away and turned my head there.
“Princess, are you out for a walk?”
It was the Prince.