“STOP RIGHT THERE YOU BRUTE!!”
Tris came in with a yell and looked over the room at me.
“Servant Yuuki! What are you doing with our maids and the Archduke’s daughter Lady Demy!”
“That’s my line! How could you plant this on Mist and the girls!”
I checked the E:ID phone’s MP.
30%… several shots of bubble.
I guess I can afford to rage about a little…?
Just when I was preparing myself for battle,
“Oi oi, what’s with all this racket. What’s going on here?”
Princess Rosé’s fiancé, Glenn appeared.
To appear with the timing that he did, I have no doubt he’s the ringleader behind this incident. Somehow he made the bug to plant on Rosé who he hasn’t been getting along with.
“Glenn-sama. This man took Lady Demy hostage and is planning something”
Are they, planning to make me take the blame with this timing.
“Oi oi, Tris. You’re being rude to our guest…. hm? What’s this?”
Glenn took notice of the metal basin.
“Tris, what do you think this looks like?”
“I don’t know, all I can see is that it’s something sinister…”
“So do I”
They shamelessly said such things.
“…… Oi, you maids sleeping over there! Are you feeling alright!?”
At Glenn’s word, Haibo and Twys who should have been asleep sprang awake.
They then held their throats in pain and started choking.
“Oi, what did you do to those two!”
I questioned Glenn, but all he said was, “I have no idea what you’re talking about!?” and played innocent.
The girls groaned and made a sound like a clogged drainage gutter.
They spewed something on the bed.
The magic core parasite.
……. it seems that line was the condition for spitting them out.
“Now this is surprising! What could this be!”
“You, what did you do to our maids!!”
Glenn and Tris blamed me as the prime offender.
“Enough of this bullshit!!”
I’m not taking crap from these two anymore!
As I was setting up the E:ID, somebody stood in front of me.
—It was Princess Rosé
She rushed to Glenn’s side and clung to him.
“Glenn-sama, please help me! This man was trying to make me swallow something strange!!”
She begged for his help.
The three of us were taken by surprise.
“Ah, beautiful Lady Demy. You must’ve been afraid”
“No, Glenn-sama. I’m not Demy, I’m Rosé. I’m the one who’s going to be your queen, Rosé”
As she was saying that, she gave a loving kiss to the cheek of Glenn who she despised.
I was too late.
Princess Rosé’s body had already been planted with the parasite long ago.
“Just how far were you going to go! Engage! Engage!”
At Tris’ call, several maids came rustling in.
Every one of them were holding a sword in their hands.
But…, aren’t they a little too lightly equipped for guards?
“Don’t take them lightly because they’re maids. They have been quite well trained”
While brushing Princess’ cheek, Glenn gave me a warning.
“That’s not true”
“Nobody ever went through any training”
— Just what is he planning this time.
“…… Well. They were trained, but there are limits, though”
One of the maids moved.
I prepared myself, but she turned herself around, still holding her weapon.
*slash*, *slash*…. her fellow maid’s cheek and clothes were slashed.
“Can’t be helped that something like this happened”
Somehow each of the maids thrust their swords at another maid’s skin.
So they were all going to be hostages.
Planted with the parasite, they will easily stab their friends to the death at Glenn’s order.
No matter what we use we can’t protect all of them.
Worst of all, Princess Rosé had already fallen to enemy hands.
…… Damn this.
There’s no choice but to accept my loss here….
Arina did not hesitate.
Accelerated by magic, she broke through the glass and jumped outside.
That girl believes in me.
If I say run, she’ll run even if she had to abandon me.
I’m fully aware that I’m making use of her dependence towards me.
“Nuuu, I’m not letting you escape!”
Tris showed his anger.
“……Don’t mind. She can’t do anything anyway”
Glenn said as he kissed Rosé’s on the back of her hand.
«TN: Original title is ‘Captured Princess Rosé’. I thought that might be a spoiler so I left it out»