Chapter 125. Find (9)
Callian looked out the window in silence.
“It’s nice this quiet.”
After Gray left, the servants at Reddington Castle were busy. They cleaned up the whole place, it looked like nothing had happened.
Callian had also calmed down. He was drinking a milky tea that Tessid’s butler had handed him. Tessid said with a calm expression,
“Count Brissen is very angry, aren’t you worried about his reaction?”
“Do you think I should be worried?”
“The Sword Master. I’m worried that something will happen before the return to Kairis.”
Callian briefly replied. He could not explain to Tessid why he was unworried.
He felt a very strong aura when he met Gray in this drawing room. The fact that he could feel Gray’s aura meant that he was at least close to his level.
There was a corps of mages in the capital that Allen had prepared.
It would speed up the creation of Valkan.
Even if they hadn’t trained much, they were a capable group of mages. He couldn’t recklessly act, so it would be unnecessary for him to worry.
“This couldn’t be prevented, so don’t worry about me.”
There was no anxiety on Callian’s face as he made eye contact with Tessid. His calmness surprised Tessid.
Soon he moved his head again to look out the window. This time he looked a little closer. There was someone there who had caused Tessid as much worry as Gray.
Tessid looked a little sad.
“Don’t you think you should stop that attendant?”
That attendant was Kirie. He had run many laps around the castle’s training camp. Callian smiled.
“I have something to show him.”
Kirie, who had endured the knights’ beatings, had to run without treatment for his wounds. Tessid knew why.
It was punishment because he had not trusted Callian.
Unlike Kirie, Arsene had trusted Callian’s position. He caused the explosion so that Callian would appear on the scene. He even converted a carriage worth too much money into firewood. So Arsene was now enjoying a sweet break.
“Our tasks are different, he has to realize that.”
Callian did not tell Kirie what he had done wrong. He asked him to run until he found out for himself, then to look for him.
“I think he’s been trying too hard for too long, Prince.”
The sun was setting. Enough time had passed, but Callian merely watched in silence. Soon Callian looked away from the window.
“Can I trust my back to someone who can’t stand this?”
He had a calm expression. Tessid nodded.
“I have a question for the Viscount.”
Callian took a teaspoon to stir the milk tea.
“Is your family in Kairis?”
“Yes. I occasionally visit them.”
Callian’s gaze turned back to the dimly lit lake. Then Callian remembered the peaceful scene he had seen in the morning.
“A place as peaceful as this can be maintained even without your presence. I would like to know if there is any reason for you to be in this castle.”
Tessid looked toward the same spot as Callian.
“There is no better place to read a book.”
“Books. I see. Makes sense.”
Callian nodded as he spoke.
But it would be unfortunate if that was all he did. Callian mentioned what he had been thinking about for some time.
“Is the carriage axle really broken?”
That was Tessid’s excuse when Gray asked to borrow the carriage.
Tessid smiled as he remembered Gray’s face.
“He will take my only transport option if I loan him my carriage.”
Callian seemed satisfied. Practically, the Viscount did not want to take one side or the other.
He appreciated the Viscount’s caution, who acted based on his undistinguished beliefs. He resembled Melfir Polune, a methodical thinker.
“Do you still have many books to read?”
Tessid looked at the teacup for a while. Then he said,
“I don’t know what you mean.”
“Let’s go to Kairis together.”