The Water Dragon’s Magic Circle Room
Kathe looked very smug as she said,
“Leea. It was I who befriended Ruck and then asked him to help defend the water dragons!”
“Your Majesty. Please refer to her as Princess Leea.”
Dorgo said, not being able to bear it.
But judging from the way Kathe talked, maybe they were rather close.
Kathe bowed her head.
But Leea didn’t seem to understand. She smiled and tilted her head to the side.
Kathe was a Wind Dragon Ruler, but Leea was also a princess.
If they were humans, it would be like members of two different royal families.
So it was likely that a certain amount of ceremony was expected when in front of guests like us.
Especially since Eric, the king of Mendilibar was present.
Manners were an important part of diplomacy.
Still, it was all very time-consuming, and I would have preferred everyone to be able to talk frankly.
However, I was just a lowly subject and it was not my position to say such a thing.
I glanced over to Eric.
If anyone could say anything here, it was him.
However, Eric did not detect the motive in my glance.
He just grinned back.
Eric was very useless.
I glanced over to Kathe. But Kathe was still being rebuked by her father.
She was likely useless as well.
But then Kathe noticed my glance and nodded reassuringly.
“…! Yes, I understand.”
Leea said in surprise as Kathe suddenly began to nod.
“Your Highness! You and I are both rulers. And so is King Eric. And Ruck is a friend.”
Leea said with hesitation.
“Let’s do away with the formalities!”
Kathe’s words were surprising.
I did not think she would understand my intention so clearly.
Dorgo tried to admonish her again, but Leea spoke first.
“Yes, Sister Kathe. I would be delighted!”
“I knew it! I knew it!”
Kathe said. Then she looked at her father with a smug expression.
“Dorgo! Even Princess Leea agrees with me!”
“And you agree too, don’t you, Eric?”
“Yes. I do.”
Eric said with his usual smile.
And with that, Kathe looked even smugger.
“Do as you please, Your Majesty…”
Kathe was able to defeat Dorgo and his fixation on manners and diplomacy.
Leea watched this exchange and sighed with relief.
She was still a child and seemed to not enjoy these formalities.
“Mister Ruck. Mister Ruck.”
“What is it?”
“Please call me Leea!”
Even I didn’t feel quite comfortable with that.
But she then looked very sad.