Son-con – Vol. 5 Ch. 31



Editor: Areth Kyntaul

 

“Out of the way! This is Prince Troy Galadriel Rosvenor of the Rosvenor Empire! All those who aim their weapons at the prince will be considered criminals for treason!”

I raced through the snow toward the pass.

When Freya saw the guns pointed our way, she raised the royal family’s brooch up high… Speaking of which, I have no idea how the brooch ended up with her…

When the guards saw the reflection of the royal family’s coat of arms on their guns, they reacted with shock and swiftly opened the gates.

Our two horses rushed into the gates.

Two guards came running over to grab the reins.

I shook off the snow on me and said, “Bring me two horses, now. Then send this letter to the royal capital, and hand it to Her Majesty as fast as you can. You must get it there in one day!”

“Your Majesty, this is…”

“Spare the drivel and bring me the horses.”

I stomped my foot with annoyance, and the two guards quickly brought us two new horses from the stable.

The horses we rode here were exhausted from trudging through the snow. I noticed that their legs were shaking. However, we had already slowed down. The sun was about to come up, and we’d only just arrived at humanity’s borders.

Before I left, I had written a letter to the empress explaining the situation. I used a tone that indicated my bad mood to blame the empress for not protecting Nier and sending her to a dangerous place. I also told her that I would slit my throat next to Nier’s side if anything happened to Nier. Surely the empress will send the Valkyries out once she receives the letter, right?

If my strategy fails, my only option left will be to rely on the empress’s army. I don’t have any other ideas right now. I only have a rough plan.

Of course, I’m not a ninja out of a manhua who can jump over walls as easily as climbing into bed. I have to enter through the front door, so it’s going to be difficult to avoid a confrontation with the guards. As such, I need men.

Now, what sort of person would be able to hack up all of the church members, yet not be able to exploit the royal family? Who also wouldn’t give the impression that the fight between the two involved groups isn’t odd?

Answer. Mercenaries. Mercenaries fight for money in place of others. There won’t be a problem if a group of mercenaries attacks the church. Didn’t the church hire a group of mercenaries to kidnap elves? Well, I’ll hire mercenaries and go and attack their castle.

“Of course, the church’s castle has weaknesses. There must be. It’s built on an island in the middle of a lake, so it doesn’t have city walls. It only has one gate and large timber doors outside. But we must launch the assault from our boat, which rules out the feasibility of many weapons that could be used to seize a castle.”

I could blow it up with cannons, but then there would be no way in.

Two small boats on fire would be enough to leave the attacking squad with no time to react. An attack by sea requires me to pay a big price too, and then being attacked again on land is too cruel. So we must surprise them without giving them time to react, and I happen to have just what’s needed.

You just need to give me a bag with the most commonly seen, ordinary items and I’ll be able to make an explosive no weaker than TNT. I just need a small hole, and I’ll be able to completely blow the gate behind the shitty folding-timber door to pieces.

“Your Majesty… have a drink before you head out… here, here, here. Bring some warm wine over.”

I received the somewhat filled cup of wine and sculled the sweet wine.

The hot liquid went down my oesophagus and set everything ablaze on its way down to my gut.

I mounted my horse, looked at Freya who was rubbing her eyes and said, “How are you doing? Can you hang in there? If you’re too tired, you two should take a rest here for a day while I go on ahead.”

“That will not do. I am your sister, onii-sama. I must go with you.” Freya shook her head and then smiled. She sipped the sweet wine passed to her and then handed the cup to Luna.

I could feel the wine start to warm my body up. My frozen legs and feet finally found warmth again. I kicked my horse hard and rode in the direction of where Nier was being held as fast as I could once again.

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“The sun is up.”

The merchant carried his tea-cup as he sat up from his bed.

The woman beside him grabbed the blanket and looked at him with fear.

He turned around and looked at her with a smile. He said, “I’m a little bored of screwing elves… I really want to try a Valkyrie… Ah… few would ever get a chance with a Valkyrie, huh? I’m going to go down in history this time, aren’t I? …”

He stood up and pulled the curtain open aggressively.

The early morning sunlight shone in within an instant. He opened the window.

The moist morning breeze took away some of the foul smell in the room.

He took in a deep breath, touched his ear, that was now half missing, and smiled helplessly. He said to himself, “But Valkyries aren’t cute in the least… I don’t get what the prince likes about her… But there’s still a day. Prince… will you come for your woman?”

He should come, right? … If he loves her, he won’t leave her in danger…

“Your Majesty… Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty…Your Majesty… Your Majesty… Save me… Save me… Save me… Please… save me…”

The girl in a white robe, in the prison that was now covered in filth, now had no life at all in her eyes. It was like her eyes could no longer pick up any light. Her throat was dry, and felt rough, while her lips were cracked, but she continued to murmur and sob. However, her eyes could no longer form a tear because she had no more tears to cry.

If her body wasn’t having non-stop spams, there would be no way you could tell she was alive from visual cues.

“Please… Your Majesty… save me… save me… I don’t want… I don’t want…”

The sun shone through the tiny window and down onto her small body.

There was only a day left. Nobody knew what would happen to Nier after nightfall.

Not even myself.

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“Out of the way! This is Prince Troy Galadriel Rosvenor of the Rosvenor Empire! All those who aim their weapons at the prince will be considered criminals for treason!”

“Out of the way! This is Prince Troy Galadriel Rosvenor of the Rosvenor Empire! All those who aim their weapons at the prince will be considered criminals for treason!”

“Out of the way! This is Prince Troy Galadriel Rosvenor of the Rosvenor Empire! All those who aim their weapons at the prince will be considered criminals for treason!”

“Out of the way! This is Prince Troy Galadriel Rosvenor of the Rosvenor Empire! All those who aim their weapons at the prince will be considered criminals for treason!”

Under normal conditions, it would take three days to reach the pope’s castle from Galle Village, and five days if the roads were closed off due to snow.

In order to take shortcuts, I didn’t travel on the main roads. I went through forests, climbed mountains and ran across frozen lakes when I didn’t even know if it was safe to or not. And finally, just as my vision started to become blurry, I saw it. I saw the tall-shimmering castle sitting in the middle of the lake.

That should’ve been a place where fairy tales happened, but it was now brimming with darkness. The woman I love is locked in there, and I don’t know what’s happening in there.

I’m going to save Nier no matter what she’s like.

If Nier is hurt, I’m going to make sure the pope is hurt.

If Nier is no longer with me, I will kill every single person linked to the church. I won’t show any benevolence, nor will I be scared. If I don’t have this much courage, Lucia or Luna might be next.

Losing Mera alone was more than enough. I won’t let that sort of thing happen again. I won’t let anyone harm the people by my side and the people I love.

I looked at the sun, which was going down, and rode as fast as I could to the small village below. Next, I’m going to launch a surprise night raid.

 

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