My Status as an Assassin Obviously Exceeds the Hero’s - chapter 190
I wonder when this castle became enveloped in this kind of atmosphere.
「Maria-sama, your meal has been prepared.」
I nodded at the maid’s words, and following her, I headed towards the dining room.
Along the way, I passed by the people working in the castle, and the boys and girls that we summoned through the hero summoning who were around the same age as me bowed their heads towards me.
Glancing at them, I walked ahead.
The king–my father, schemed to expel the hero and assassin who were nuisances from the castle, and was no longer interested in the remaining summoned people.
As far as my father is concerned, the ones who were a threat were merely Saran Misray, the hero, and the assassin who had slipped under the radar.
We had expelled the hero who we cast a brainwashing curse on in the beginning to turn him into a puppet after the successful assassination of Saran Misray and the dissolving of the curse within the dungeon.
Framing the assassin for Saran Misray’s assassination was also so that he wouldn’t return.
The six people besides the hero dispelling the curse and escaping was a miscalculation, but it was fortunate that there was an exorcist among them.
Because we understood her occupation, we did not assign a specialist to teach her, but despite the fact that she didn’t learn anything, she had temporarily dispelled the hero’s curse.
As expected, although the races “human” and “humankind” had the same appearances, they were fundamentally different.
TN: “人間(ningen)/human” and “人族(ninzoku)/humankind” both similarly mean human, but there are slight nuances. Ningen is typically used to talk about people in general. Ninzoku would be used to talk about humans on the broader spectrum, like when there are multiple races. Here, she differentiates the two because essentially, the heroes(humans) are different from them(humankind) be it in terms of abilities, strength, etc.
Occasionally, the curse would be dispelled, but maa, she too had already served her purpose.
Saran Misray’s movements were worrisome, so we were vigilant, but she probably doesn’t remember ever speaking with him.
Not even her own sins.
The other heroes were brainwashed by my magic, and their memories had been altered so that they believed that they had been working here since they were born.
Of course, the other maids knew everything, but because I had forbidden them from speaking of it, they didn’t say anything.
However, everyone should be thinking this.
“This kind of thing, will not continue forever.”
Not everyone agreed with what the king and I did.
In fact, after the Chivalric Order was forced to dissolve, the talented people, with Vice-Commander Zeal Asti at the helm, left the castle.
I had also received information that some of the nobles were getting restless recently.
Aah, how long should I keep this up until.
「What’s wrong, Sophia, is the food not to your taste?」
「…no. it’s delicious, as always. Dear.」
I forcibly swallowed the flavorless food, and the corners of my mouth raised.
Father smiled at me and looked at me with eyes filled with love that he never showed me.
His appearance of seeing my mother through me was, extremely painful to look at.
Mother had passed away, and Father, who couldn’t face reality, saw me who looked similar to Mother as her every day.
His duties as king were stately, and although he recognized me as his daughter even though I was a pawn, he was broken in his daily life like when eating.
At first, I had always corrected him, but after understanding that Father’s mind was stable when he thought that I was Mother, I gave up.
In the end, Father only loved Mother, and did not see me.
Having me close by was also because of my face that was similar to Mother’s.
Father was, broken before Mother had passed.
Due to a widespread disease, his father and his brothers who were competing to inherit the throne passed away, and the one who supported and saved Father who had abandoned his dream to be a painter to unify this country was Mother.
Father no longer had a reason to take care of this country that no longer had Mother, resulting in him involving himself in something taboo.
「Saa, we need to do our best today as well. Don’t worry, I will definitely revive you. Sophia. Let’s be happy once again.」
I cast my eyes downward, as if running away from those eyes muddled with twisted obsession and love.
「Yes, I’ll entrust it to you, my king.」
Reviving Mother, violated the taboos of humans that were established by the God of Creation, Aitel.
It violated the principle that must be observed by the humans of this world.
If I was truly thinking of my father, I needed to stop him who had been deceived by the demon’s honeyed words even if I had to kill him.
However, even if he was broken to such an extent, he was, undoubtedly, my father.
Everything was for the king’s peace of mind.
「I will accompany you to hell. Father.」
This was, the way family ought to be.