Chapter 127. Long Time (1)
It was premature.
That’s what Romain Le Rune thought as he saw the people’s enthusiasm for Callian.
They were not wary of Callian, but rather worried.
A day before Callian came back to Kairis.
People who wanted to greet Callian’s return gathered again. The prince who looked like Sispanian was coming back after accomplishing something remarkable, so there were many people who joined this time as well. As a result, Callian’s name was constantly on the lips of those who crowded the streets.
They were already wondering if Callian would be the next Crown Prince or not. That’s why Romain thought it was premature. He feared that Callian’s popularity might make him a target for Silica and Randell because of the attention he was getting.
“Ah, I get it. So that’s the reason why someone dispatched Knight Caela to Latran Castle.”
When Romain shared his worries, Allen quickly made a remark. Of course, Allen’s insights were always right, so Romain had nothing to say back while biting his apology.
Anyway, Romain’s worries were somewhat correct.
Randell’s intentions were unknown, but another person’s mind was more twisted.
“See you tomorrow.”
A gentle voice came out of the gap between red lips.
“It’s amazing how you’re bringing such impressive rumors. It’ll be good to see you.”
It was the first time in almost five months that Silica had dinner with her beloved son.
However, all that came from Silica was words of caution about Callian and the smell of Lurnieri.
Of course, Planche didn’t expect anything more from Silica.
Maybe, there was nothing to expect.
“Did you call me out of a welcoming heart for my younger brother?”
Planche’s low voice was somewhat dry, but Silica replied with a lovely smile.
“It’s because Grey will be here soon, that’s why I called you.”
She didn’t mention Lennon, who was gone. She seemed to only care about the coming of Grey.
After Planche shrugged and said, “I see.”
There was a chill in Silica’s eyes.
As Silica gazed at her son who was sitting before her, eager for this meeting to end, Callian’s words rang in her ears.
– Planche didn’t do those things for me.
On the day Callian took poison, Silica did not buy that Planche had stopped her from helping him. Planche had always been unable to interfere with what Silica did, so she couldn’t accept that reason.
Her current attitude was the same. Even though Grey’s arrival would be a huge advantage for Planche, he just looked at it with anxiety.
Silica spoke in a gentle tone, as if trying to console.
“Anyway, you’re going to follow this path. You know that, right? So, stop these pointless rebellions now.”
Planche snorted at her words.
“The ‘anyway’ part is a little irritating.”
Planche, who said that, sank himself deep in the backrest. A listless voice flowed suitably with his appearance.
“I don’t even know whose path it’s supposed to be.”
Silica didn’t give a reply. It was so clear whose path it was that she didn’t feel the need to answer. Planche, who hadn’t expected a reply, kept speaking.
“The things the mages discovered were far more than what I knew. Far more.”
He was talking about the information about the dead that Callian had exposed as Silica’s doing.
Planche wanted to know if Silica had really hurt them all. He already knew it was true, but he wanted verification.
Silica responded with a bright smile.
“Why are you still behaving so childish?”
Did she need to say anything else?
Planche gave a crooked smile and said, “On that day, you should’ve just stayed silent.”
He meant that Romain, who had lost his calm, should have just accepted whatever the commander of the knights had to say. Planche was implying that.
Silica’s eyelashes fluttered slightly, realizing that Callian’s words were right. But other than that, nothing had changed. Silica was feeling betrayal again at Planche’s words, which showed regret for having stopped Romain on that day.
Silica looked straight into Planche’s green eyes, which looked like her own.
“My son, don’t work so hard.”
It was the same thing Planche always said, but this time it came from Silica’s lips.
In response to the suggestion to stay silent, Planche also looked into Silica’s eyes.
“Some have changed too much. Some haven’t changed at all.”
Mumbling to himself like that, Planche got up from his seat first. The persistent smell of Lurnieri became noticeable once again.
“I’ll stay silent as you want since it seems like you’re still trying.”
Planche decided to forget that Callian had changed.
Because that’s the only way to make that smell stop.
Even if they’re late, Viscount Reddington’s group will reach Kairis by next week. I haven’t done this kind of work before, but I think I’ll adjust well. My excitement is quite high now that I’ve decided to come to Kairis.
I’m glad. That means we’ll miss Marquis Polune’s funeral.
It seemed that Melfir had become quite friendly with Allen in Callian’s absence, as Allen replied warmly.
After Callian finished sending his message, Allen then shared some news. Callian laughed when he heard that Romain almost paid the carriage fee and asked, “So, will Valkan be set up soon after I arrive?”
Allen paused for a while before asking in response to Callian’s question, “Did I forget to tell you that, Your Highness?”
“No, you didn’t. I assumed you might have decided to speed it up because of my accident. But I also assumed that you might be concerned about a possible attack if we declared the establishment while I was still away from Kairis, so I proposed setting a date right after I come back and keeping it hidden until then.”
Allen’s laughter was heard.
You’ve been getting on well with His Highness. As you said, we plan to declare the establishment as soon as Your Highness comes back, and we’ll have the opening ceremony the next week. Until then, we won’t tell anyone outside.
As for the Magic Academy, I heard that they are using an empty building on Teinansha Street for now. What about the Mages Guild?
Callian seemed to have not thought about where Valkan would live. So Allen spoke, anticipating Callian’s shocked reaction.
We’ve chosen to invade Pabel’s territory.
Callian clenched the reins of Raven when he heard Allen’s words.
After a while of silence while he thought, Callian finally spoke.
Silica is very mad, so there might be a danger to the messenger.
I am aware of that. And do not look down on the knights of Kairis.
Not looking down on the knights of Kairis.
Callian smiled softly.