So that is why Eric had brought his daughters.
“We…no, I would never have even met Charlotte if it were not for Ruck.”
Apparently, Eric usually referred to himself as ‘We.’
I suppose it was normal for royalty. But it was still surprising.
“Now that I think of it, Refi was pregnant during our fight with the Devil King.”
“Yes. And the baby was Charlotte. So of course, Marie would not even have been born if it were not for Ruck’s sacrifice.”
Refi was Eric’s wife’s name. In other words, the queen.
She was also the former healer of our party.
“Refi also wants to meet you, Ruck. But she has caught a cold.”
“Oh, it’s nothing. She is already better. But we can’t have it spreading everywhere now, can we?”
Eric was concerned about our health.
Eric took my hands now.
“Thank you for allowing me to meet my daughters.”
“Alright, but this is getting embarrassing.”
“That’s why I just had to show them to you.”
“I see. Thank you.”
And then it was finally to the matter at hand.
I told Eric about the movements of the vampires.
“Vampire High Lords are not gentle creatures.”
“Yes. Well, don’t worry. I will be killing the High Lords.”
“That’s a relief.”
“And can you protect Lord Gerberga at the palace in the meantime?”
“Protect him in the palace? Can you tell me the reason?”
I explained to him of Gerberga’s power along with Shia and Luchila.
Including the part about the vampires filling up with curses if they drank his blood.
Upon hearing this, Eric’s face became very serious.
“Then we cannot allow the vampire to get ahold of the God Fowl.”
“I understand. I will take responsibility to ensure the Lord God Fowl’s safety in the palace.”
“You should stay here and protect it too, Luchila.”
“Of course. The Lord God Fowl would feel safer that way.”
And then Eric asked Luchila.
“Please tell us what kind of environment would be the most comfortable for the Lord God Fowl.”
“Thank you for your thoughtfulness.”
Eric looked at me.
“Is there anything else you need? I will do everything I can to help.”
That was a heartening thought. But there really was nothing in particular.
“I’m grateful for the sentiment.”
“I see. But don’t ever hesitate to ask.”
And with that, preparations were finished.
Now we could set out to kill the vampires without any loose ends.