@Zeref_96 Hands down, the best part about rereading the Sinner Arc is having Pryde take up the sword for the second time. Plus a lot of cool things happen here, which is why some of the following excerpts are not, strictly speaking, shipping scenes. Again, naming the scenes according to chapter. The following excerpts do not contain the entire chapter. (You'll have to wait until the translator reaches this point to read the whole chapter, or TL it yourself. Next is the Home Party Arc! (Pryde POV) 71. The Rude Princess Cooks Spoiler I quietly understood as I stood in front with Stayle and Tiara on either side, my so that I couldn't speak. At least the selfish Queen, Pryde Royale Ivy, can't cook. No, perhaps it's household chores rather than cooking that are devastating. There is no reason for Pryde, who had been free to do whatever she wanted to do as a princess since childhood, to be involved with such a thing. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to cook without this time. Pryde, who I thought was a perfect cheat, had such a weakness ... It was a time when I was stunned by the wreckage of an apple and was wondering what to say to Stayle and Tiara. "Boo! ..." I heard a sudden burst of sound. Looking back reflexively, Arthur, who had been standing behind me without saying anything, covered his mouth with one hand, his shoulders shaking while he turned his face away from me, and laughed with his ears bright red. "Arthur‼" When I yelled involuntarily, Arthur seemed to be unable to stop laughing, and he burst out loudly again, saying "Soo ..., ... I'm sorry ...‼ ︎". terrible! ︎ It's true it's such a terrible situation you can't help yourself, but you don't have to laugh so much! ︎ I wondered if I should pull his ears as much as I could, and put the knife down, and proceeded to walk up to Arthur. But the next moment, I heard another smothered laugh behind me as I turned to Arthur. When I was surprised and looked back, this time it Tiara and Stayle. As soon as they realized that I had noticed it, they stopped enduring and started to laugh aloud. "... I'm sorry ...! ... I'm sorry ... my sister ... ..." "... A lie ..., ... This weaknesses ... What is ... ~~~~" I tell them not to laugh too much and make them laugh. It was the first time I saw Tiara laughing this much and Stayle laughing so much that his face turned red. I feel more and more embarrassed and my face gets hot. Looking at the cooks who have a bad feeling and are waiting in a remote place, it is clear that they are all doing their best, but they are all laughing. My lips trembled, and I was so frustrated that my tears began to ooze. No, this is just because of the game settings. I still remember various recipes from my previous life, and I could cook quite a bit in that lifetime. I want to them that, but there's no way I can. "~~~~ ... Wow ... there are so many things I can't do!" Screaming so painfully, I sit in the corner of the kitchen with my knees in front of my face to hide my tears and acted betrayed. After that, it was a secret until my death that I cried until Tiara, Stayle, and Arthur apologized and comforted me. (Arthur POV) 73. The Knight Looks for Alcohol Spoiler Then, Pryde turned a soft smile on me. For some reason, the dark mood that I had just before cleared up like a lie. Suddenly, when Pryde returned to Marianne's story, I remember today. ... I didn't think Pryde was unable to cook to that extent. I thought she could do anything, so I thought she would be able to cook perfectly even the first time. However, for some reason, everything was muddy, charred, and it was worse than my cooking when I was a kid. Moreover, she seems to have been shocked, and her stunned back view is tremendous because such a dignified and elegant Pryde, who cannot even peel an apple. Was cute. She's just like a normal girl. She was so good at swords, and when I thought that one knife was so different, I laughed more. After that, she gets angry and cried ... No one would believe that she is the same person as the usual Pryde. "Wow ... there are so many things I can't do!" ︎ ” Pride who made her face bright red with teary eyes. Oh, I was so relieved to think that she was a human being. Only then, I wanted to be with this person with a different feeling than before. … My feelings for Pryde may not be much different from the knights here. The beginning and the distance to that person who is the first princess. And I may not be a special knight for that person either. But for now. I'm the only knight who knows that person, who can't cook and cries mercilessly. Let's be proud of that and be a little proud now. Recalling Pryde's face, my mouth loosens unintentionally. Immediately after that, Captain Alain asked me what had happened and I drank the contents of the glass at once to deceive him. (Stayle POV) 76. The Sister Understands the Adopted Brother Spoiler "... I didn't want to notice ..." Stayle muttered and moaned quietly while looking down. When Tiara reached out to stroke his head again, looking at her brother. "Stayle? What's wrong, are you feeling sick?" Looking back, Pryde was rushing to Stayle with Chancellor Gilbert. I didn't want them to notice that I was blushing, and when I covered my face with both hands, Tiara lied, "It's okay, my brother seems to be a little drunk." Chancellor Gilbert immediately had a nearby servant prepare water, and Pryde worriedly snuggled up to Stayle. Suddenly, when I felt someone looking and turned my eyes toward the Knights, Arthur looked worried about me from among the knights. ... I'm still a kid. Someone Pryde and the others just worry about, and the discomfort in my chest becomes lighter like a lie. Stayle unknowingly touched the smooth hand of Pryde and squeezed it with just the power of his fingers. Pryde looked a little surprised, but happily held Stayle's hand back gently. How many times have he wanted to bury himself in this warmth? Nobility, kindness, honesty, beauty, strength, ... and unexpected weaknesses. He loves all of it. He don't want to let anyone other than the person he acknowledges even touch her toes. With that in mind, at the end, he exhale deeply, deeply, and raises his face. With gratitude, he patted Tiara's head strongly and swallowed the water presented by Chancellor Gilbert with the opposite hand to the one holding Pryde's hand. "... But after all, I don't forgive you ... I hate it." He tells Chancellor Gilbert, who is worried about him, and adjusts the position of his glasses. Chancellor Gilbert raised his eyebrows as if he was a little surprised at such a Stayle, and finally smiled, saying "Is that so?" "If so, let's continue to accept and stand with the words of Stayle." With that said, Chancellor Gilbert bowed deeply. It was a word that took in as much of the intent of Stayle's words as possible, who was similar to his childhood self. And the Sinner Arc! (Pryde POV) 79. The Cruel Princess Names Spoiler "What do you think, Pryde ...?" It becomes Arthur's eyes. I can't say that I haven't come up with anything even though I've done plenty of research. Desperately, I try to find a good idea from the 18 years of memory from my previous life. "Um ... I wonder if it's okay if we mix the names of the two parents ...?" "Mixed ...?⁇" In this world, the names are basically written with horizontal letters, but in the previous life, people used to take a few letters from the parents' names. It's like Hanako and Taro's son, Hanatarou-kun. When I explained it to Arthur, Stayle, and Tiara, without mentioning my memories of my previous life, they nodded for the time being. "When that happens ... Marianne and Gilbert ..., ... Maribert⁇" Tiara tilts her head. It's a name like a delicious candy. "Tiara, it doesn't mean you should just mix it." "If so, Gilanne⁇" It's like playing word games. As expected, the Tiara that is corrected by Stayle is cute "... Oh, then what about Jeanne?" Arthur suddenly says the name he came up with. What, that's so good! ︎ "Good! Arthur, let's name it that!" I can't help but stand up in the carriage. Jeanne! It's the perfect name for Marianne's beautiful daughter. It feels like a holy girl, and it's really good! ︎ Tiara and Stayle nod. "I think it's a very beautiful name!" "I think it's pretty good for Arthur. It's my sister's idea, and Arthur thought about it, so it meets the request from Gilbert." Arthur had a slightly surprised reaction, but was relieved and stroked his chest when the name was decided. I agree. Now that the name was decided safely, my feelings became brighter. Suddenly, I came up with the idea and asked, "What kind of name would you like to give if you three had children?" "I like the same name as my sister for girls! The same name as my brother for boys!" What should I do, my younger sister gave an answer worth 100 points. When I was inadvertently shy, Tiara smiled and continued, "If there was another boy, then Arthur's name," and Stayle and Arthur seemed to be shy. "I also want to give my sister's name if it's a woman. If it's a man ... I'd name it anything but Gilbert." Tiara pulls his cheeks at Stayle's curse. Arthur also responded, "I don't know what to do." "... Then Arthur. Your name is fine." The Stayle swelled while painfully holding down the cheek pulled by Tiara. Arthur laughed with a nose in a good mood and replied, "Well, I'll give my child your name." By the way, Arthur also seems to want to usr my name if it's a girl for some reason. I don't think we should mass-produce more arrogant names. "How about Sister?" I'm surprised at Tiara's question. If I look at them, both Stayle and Arthur seem to be curious, too. Yeah ... I think desperately while connecting the words. "If it's a girl ... I wonder if I should name her Tiara. I want a girl with a kind heart like Tiara to grow up." When I said that and laughed, Tiara's eyes shined happily. Yeah, I want a cute child like Tiara to be my daughter. "How about a boy?" Then, Tiara asks for something exciting. "Well ..." What should I do if I name Stayle or Arthur and affect Tiara's capture route strangely? Then to be as comfortable as possible ... “……… Jack… I wonder⁇” ... after this answer. For some reason Stayle and Arthur were quiet. All the while, Tiara was comforting them ... what happened? Jack, the guard, is quiet but relatively handsome and a good person, and I think he's pretty good property. Stayle might get angry if I said Chancellor Gilbert, so I wonder if I should have named him Roderick or Clark. While thinking so, the carriage arrives at the castle. I got a lot of attention from the people in the castle, but I got off the carriage without incident. Sometimes there are screams for Stayle, Tiara, and me when we get off. Two years ago, my bad reputation disappeared and at the same time I became more and more popular with the people. Maybe Chancellor Gilbert did something about it for me. "Sister, are you sure you want to go into this bookstore?" "Wait Tiara. If you want to enter, first let the soldiers check the safety of the store." After seeing the signboard of the bookstore, Stayle stopped Tiara, who was about to enter. Recently, Tiara is reading more books than ever before. Originally she loved reading, and she used to read books in the castle, especially love and adventure stories, but recently she's been buying more books from the castle town every time there's a chance. Even in the game, I think there was a scene in a remote tower where Tiara was thinking about the outside world with a book in her hand. "... Pryde." Suddenly, Arthur lined up next to me. He's looking at Stayle, who takes care of Tiara with a humor that makes me wonder. What's wrong? I asked, and he moved his mouth slowly. "I ... I said I'd use Stayle's name when I had a child in a fairly appropriate way ... but I actually thought so seriously." I turned my eyes from Tiara and Stayle so that I could catch Arthur's eyes. Stayle holds Tiara's hand firmly so that she doesn't go anywhere. "He's three years below me, but he's smarter than the adults around him, and ... since he was a kid, his family ... trying to get stronger to protect his loved ones ... He can actually move for that reason ... it's awesome. I think. " I don't know if the age of "that" refers to the current 14-year-old Stayle, the 10-year-old Stayle that Arthur first met, or an older Stayle. But maybe Arthur, who started aiming to become a knight at the age of thirteen, has a lot to think about. "So, I think the name Jeanne was good, but ... how about something like this?" While saying that, Arthur continued his words with a slight embarrassment while looking away. And Spoiler "... I also like Stayle." Suddenly, when I held Stayle's hand, which refused to approach Stella, the child of Chancellor Gilbert, my thoughts came out of my mouth. The Stayle who is now taller than me mysteriously looks into my face. "For a child's name. If I had a boy ... then Stayle .... I want to use your name." He's a little different from the game's adopted brother Stayle, but he's strong, smart, and respected by both his older friends and his family. "I want my child to grow into a nice man like Stayle ... I think so." I'm a little embarrassed. Stayle's face suddenly turned bright red like a boiled octopus when he laughed and cheated while smiling. I see, I was also embarrassed when Tiara, Stayle, and Arthur said my name. I didn't say it in front of Tiara, so it's okay to just tell Stayle, right? I managed to escape Stayle's hand and rushed to Arthur who holding Stella. To hold a small Stella with this hand for both me and Stayle. Anyway, I'm really glad that I solved one problem safely. (Pryde POV) 95. The Cruel Princess Goes into the Cage Spoiler Gantz! The sound of kicking the cage and the metal sound echoed vigorously. The children screamed, stiffened and shrunk back. ... I understand why there are so many children but few adults are with them. Perhaps as a result of the children crying and making noise in this way, they will be noticed when they are nearby. The proof is that the man who kicked the cage from the other side of the cage is now staring at me. "Hey, kid. If you don't want to get hurt before you're sold, stay quiet. If you make more noise, I'll shut your mouth." I haven't said anything yet. As soon as the man added with a vulgar smile, laughter echoed from Gahahahaha and other men. He was told that such a kid was good for you, and that I had no sex appeal, and I knew that he was insulting me for the time being. Well, after Val told me a lot of rude things yesterday, I don't mind it. However, the facial expressions of Arthur and Chancellor Gilbert at that time were so scary that I was more concerned about them. While both of them looked back at the men, Arthur was slamming his knuckles with both hands and Chancellor Gilbert with only one hand. Sure, it's just rudeness to the royal family, but I don't think you need to get so angry because I'm only eleven years old now. The laughter and noise of the men echoed, while the children in my arms closed their mouths tightly with atrophy. Gahahahahahahaha! The screaming sounds of the children around me reached my ears despite in the slavers laughter. It was at that time. "... Val." *If you thought the high schoolers targeting middle school Pryde was bad. (Stayle POV) 98. The Adopted Brother Meets Spoiler Suddenly, when I see Val's face, I remember four years ago. "Val ... why did you want a servitude contract four years ago?" When asked by me, Val wrinkled his eyebrows, apparently finding the topic unpleasant, "Ah?" I didn't have time, so when I ordered him to tell me briefly, Val opened his mouth to throw it away, as the enslavement contract worked. "... If you die, everything is over." Val, who answered while looking away from me, fired two bullets to the ceiling again to dispel frustration. As if to mutter as it is, he continues, "I regret it now." As I pondered that intention, Val again looked down at me, showing his teeth and laughing. "It's not something that the royal family-sama, who promises the future, can understand." … For some reason, only then did Val's smile feel like something other than irony, hostility, and discomfort, and looked something like sadness. "... I'll go again. You should keep an eye on the entrance." Val, in my words, cursed me as if he was still doing it, and went to the entrance, which was blocked by a rubble wall. "I didn't think the princess-sama, who just abandoned everyone, would let herself get caught." After saying that, I turned to Val, who threw it away, and I said to his back. "If it's a betrayal to my sister, I can't do it.... I'm the same as you." Huh? Val tilts his head and looks back at my words. If it is true, it is impossible for me to bother to talk to such a sinner. But "It's not something that the royal family-sama, who promises the future, can understand." I'm not a legitimate royal family like Pryde, Tiara, or Mother. Maybe I wanted to reward Val, who told me about the royal family he knows. "I signed a subordination contract with my sister when I was adopted at the age of seven." When I say it so clearly, Val's expression is surprised. He's staring at me with his eyes and mouth wide open. I was a little happy about it, and added one last word. "But even without that, everything about me belongs to my sister." (Stayle POV) 98.1 And Grabs it Spoiler "Philip ...! Were you safe ..." He raises his face and breathes as if hr was truly relieved. The tears at the corners of his eyes vibrate and evaporate repeatedly. "I'm sorry ... you helped me, but I ... I'm like you, even a kid ..." Perhaps Powell and I haven't changed that much. However, he seemed to be lamenting that he had attacked me, who is now eleven years old. Don't worry, I walk up to him again, saying so. "Powell, you're going home. To the Kingdom of Freesia." Powell shook his shoulders at my words and stared at me again from his raised face. It's a gaze that speaks so loudly that anyone can understand it. ... I think I used to look at Pryde like this. Suddenly, I remember seven years ago. It was the night the day I first met Pryde. She repeated words to me who was shrinking on the bed alone. She noticed my sadness. How much was I saved at that time. "I am! ︎ I don't want this special ability!" I also resented it. From that day when I was separated from my mother, I resented and cursed that I was born with this special ability. He too has suffered, probably because of his innate special abilities. Regardless of his will, the environment probably didn't allow him "normal". There was a stinging pain in my skin about a meter from Powell. Once I stopped, I heard a voice from Powell's mouth saying, "Don't come." Yes, I was still deeply rejecting Pryde at that time. "Believe me, you're only going back home. I'm not going to lock you up somewhere or reveal that you were caught here." The light gets stronger at my words. Same as before. The ability is out of control in proportion to his upset. "Powell. For you now, the Kingdom of Freesia is a difficult place to live." I know. Our country is still imperfect. Even after deepening friendships with neighboring countries, the understanding of special abilities has not yet been fully developed. In Val's words, everyone with special abilities are like monsters. Moreover, human trafficking victims are still being sent abroad. Even with all of Gilbert's skill. And the poverty of lower-level citizens has not been resolved. Over the last two years, a bill has been made to improve information management, security, and reign, but there are still a lot of problems. "But wait a little longer. In the next few years, Freesia will surely be a place where you can live better than anywhere else in the world." "Why can you say so ... ⁉︎" He glared at me with a vengeance, and I wondered if his emotions were high and the surroundings made an explosive sound. However, I do not move and answer "I understand." Then I inhale and speak clearly to him. "The Kingdom of Freesia has the First Princess Pryde." Powell opens his eyes to my words. It's a face that doesn't understand what I'm talking about. However, instead, the explosive sound that had just been heard subsided. "First Princess Pryde ... If she becomes a queen ... No, by the time she becomes a queen, the country will surely change. It will definitely be better than it is now." Take one step towards him. I felt the heat of burning my fingertips, but I didn't hesitate. Pryde asked Val four years ago. Which do you want, a contract of slavery or execution? When I heard the story from Tiara, I didn't understand why Pryde asked that. And finally, she said when she released Val. Come to me when you want help. And now, four years later ... Pryde is throwing herself into danger again to save Val. Aside from the captive children and the people, I didn't know why she would do that for that sinner ... or if it was worth it. But now. "I just want to stay alive! What's wrong⁈" "... When you die, everything is over." I understand now. That's why Pryde reached out to Val. Even if he hurt someone by the time he came here. Even if he dislikes and hates our country. To him, who was born in the same place as us and has the same blood! If he can be given the opportunity to be happy even once more! ︎ Like her, I will grab this hand without hesitation. My arms are hot. If I dare to reach out to the stunned Powell, my arms will be scorched and hot, and my body will cramp. It's dazzling and my eyes are about to collapse. Still, I reach out a little more and grab his shining arm. He was surprised at me who grabbed him and opened his mouth to say something, and I looked straight at him. "There is a place to go home!" ︎ I remember his words that lamented so. He said there was no place to go home. Then I dare to answer like this. "There is a place to go home!" Enduring the pain and heat, instead of screaming, I scream at him. I saw him take in my words. "The Kingdom of Freesia! Our country is the place where you will return to! Absolutely, that will happen when our Pryde becomes Queen!" The crackling sounds around my ears are annoying. I just scream so as not to be interrupted by the sound. "……Really…?" Suddenly, I hear a voice that seems to disappear. I feel that the amount of light and heat have stopped for a long time. I squint at him, dragging the burning pain. He was red with tears and turned his distorted face toward me. I am familiar with this look. This expression that was full of despair and a single hope. "... I can protect ... I wonder if ... I ... I ..." Arthur. My best friend. Like me, a human being rescued by Pryde. And an important friend who saved me. "It's true!" I make a loud voice. Maybe the oxygen is thin, I'm out of breath and my head hurts. I stares strongly and holds his arm in my hand. If I could save him like the Pryde of that time! "I'm for that!" If I can lighten his heart with just one word like Arthur at that time! ︎ "Wait in our country until Pryde becomes Queen, Powell! If by any chance you still mourn that you don't have a place in our country!" Hold your breath and look up at Powell, I squeeze my last power. Yes, if even that Pryde couldn't save him! When Pryde becomes Queen, I will become Regent! ︎ "I will locate your whereabouts!" Suddenly his body glowed strongly. The next moment when I took a breath to see if his ability would run away again ... the light stopped. His arm, which was so hot, made a swooshing noise and the heat went away. The light emitted from his body flashes slowly, and he looks up at me without blinking. Somehow, I feel that it's easier to breathe than before. Breathe with my shoulders and use my slightly burnt arms to keep my hands on his arms. He didn't say anything for a while. He was staring at me as if he was thinking about the true meaning of my words. And when I was getting oxygen all over my body, he finally opened his mouth. "... Why ... To me, that much ... I, huh ..." At that point, once he grabbed his face as if he remembered something, and clenched his teeth painfully. ... Oh ... I know this look too. Gilbert. It's the expression when he confessed his sin to Pryde. … It's no wonder Powell is confused. We just met, and most of the time I've been attacked by this guy. But if I am asked why. "... I know. Someone who will help and reach out, regardless of status, betrayal, or criminal record." I tried to touch the edge of my glasses and realized that I wasn't wearing them now. "I am the same as that person." I took my hand off his arm and reached out in front of him again. He followed every move of my hand and finally stared at the palm of my hand. "When you return to our country, you will be able to see that person someday." He slowly lifts his hand. And at his own will, Powell put that hand on me. Tears ran down his open eyes, this time down his cheeks without evaporating. "It are the people of my beloved country." "Still he is my beloved nation." While taking that hand, I suddenly remember the words of Pryde. She loved and gave mercy to Val, the sinner she judged, and even Gilbert, who betrayed the country. When I noticed, I opened my mouth again to Powell. "You are also our beloved nation." The words spilled, and Powell's eyes looking up at me were wide open. The amount of tears running down the cheeks increases, and the tears overflow from the eyes. "I promise. I hope that your special abilities will not hurt you, and let you and your loved ones laugh together .... as long as you have life." The moment his open eyes changed color astonishingly and his mouth tried to ask me the intent of my words again He disappeared by teleportation. Not under the Knights, but on the outskirts of my familiar town. It's safe over there, and I'm sure it will calm your mind. Weakness at a stretch and sit down on the spot. It hurts a little because my arm was burned, but it's probably okay. If this is the case, no trace will be left if treated by a person with special healing ability. "... But ... to think I would borrow Pryde's words until the very end ..." While exhaling a long sigh like Arthur, one hand involuntarily floats to the place where the edge of my glasses would rest, and it is embarrassing to hold my head lightly. "I promise ... I will never hurt you anymore ...! ︎ I will make it so everyone can laugh, both you and this country where your mother is ...! As long as I have life ... ︎ ” It's been seven years since Pryde made me that promise. It's a promise I've never forgotten. She swore to me, a commoner who hadn't become a member of the royal family yet. Until now it was for Pryde, everything was for Pryde to become Queen. To protect the heart of Pryde. I continued to study hard, and for that reason I continued to polish myself as the next Regent. But now I think. For people like him who were hurt and suffering without my knowledge. I want to devote myself as a Regent to people like me and Arthur before we met Pryde ... for people like Powell, like Gilbert and Val. In Freesia, where Pryde will become Queen, for her and for the people. Like she promised me that day. "... for the sake of ... I have to go to Pryde soon ..." Put my strength on my legs to get up and dust my body before teleporting. (Arthur POV) 103.1 And Entrusts Spoiler "Huh!" A dignified voice echoes in my ears. At the same time, the chains that tightened around my entire body Shatter into fine dust. Baliin! A chain that was crushed in half by a sword with a peculiar destructive sound shattered with its momentum and danced to the ground. Suddenly I was able to take in oxygen, and I knelt on the spot while drooling and coughing. In the corner of his field of vision, the chain that was tightening around Val's neck was similarly smashed with a sword, and he held his neck, exhaling and inhaling. Yes, it was crushed. A thick, sturdy chain made of iron. With only a sword. There is only one person who can do such a trick. Chancellor Gilbert rushed to me asking, "Are you okay?" While hugging Stayle. … After all, that was good. Rather than the pain of coughing, I was relieved that my choice was correct and I laughed. As a knight, I became a wall to hide Chancellor Gilbert. That's right ... "No one in my country will be made unhappy" That person will definitely stand up. The words of that person, that came to mind just before I was released from the chain, are recollected and make me laugh like a kid. "What have you done to my people?" I suddenly raised my face to the words that gave off a tremendous amount of courage. Crimson long hair. The person who has long and supple limbs that stick out of the lower class children's clothing is different from a child's appearance. She brought up the heavy sword used by knights and glared at the man. Her Royal Highness Pryde Royale Ivy. She stands up again with sword in hand. My hero. *Not a shipping scene either, but Pryde is epic here. (Pryde POV) 117. The Cruel Princess Laughs Spoiler "Stayle‼ ︎" I extend my arm to the hand extended by Stayle. The moment he grabbed it and squeezed back, my vision changed in an instant. Doss. Perhaps because we were in the air, we teleported while floating a little and landed a few centimeters down. Val lay on his back on the ground below us, and I fell on top of him with my arm wrapped around his neck and Stayle overlapped. ... Good, Val is safe. It was really good to have a signal. I took a breath, slowly loosening my arm from around Val's neck, who was stunned as if he hadn't fully grasped the reality. After Stayle became able to teleport to a specific person like me, Arthur, or Tiara, we decided create a signal to call Stayle. That is the finger whistle. It was used when Pryde called Stayle in the game, and I suggested it was the most reliable. Perhaps this is also an in-game setting, but Stayle was extremely sensitive to the sound of the whistle. Even when Arthur whistled from a place far away from the castle, he could reach Stayle's ears. ... Well, basically, I, Stayle, and Tiara and Arthur have been together all the time, so it is a signal that is rarely used. But yesterday, it was quite popular with Chancellor Gilbert, who was taught by Stayle and began to use it immediately. "... Why were you in such a place? Pryde⁈" Stayle screams at me and gets up at once. I laughed bitterly at Stayle, who looked into my face, and my mouth cramped. "Um ... that ... Val fell off a cliff ..." Honestly, without any excuses, Stayle tilted his head back and slammed his palm against his forehead, as if he had been disappointed for a moment. In a small voice, he muttered, "That's why you jumped in ..." and hung his head. "... What would you do if I didn't notice the signal ...?" According to Stayle, he woke up at the sound of my finger whistle and teleported before he got up. Looking at the Stayle that covers his face with one hand and hangs his head, I feel it's a little funny and laughs because of how unusual it is. Sure, as Stayle says, if he didn't notice the whistle at that time, I would have fallen down the cliff with Val, but ... still. "Well, that's true, but ..." With a bitter smile, I put my other hand on the hand that was still connected to Stayle, and wrapped his hand tightly with both hands. "Stayle will definitely come ... I thought so." I thought so because it was Stayle who supported and helped me many times. I'm sure he will come if he hears the signal. He didn't wake up a while ago and didn't even respond to the sound of my voice, but he would definitely come when I am in a pinch ... Yes, I can say I'm sure. When I laughed with that in mind, Stayle turned his face away from me, his face a little red after his eyes were rounded. I thought he was angry, but when he turned to me again after a while, he gave me a gentle smile that seemed a little shy. I was so happy that I hugged Stayle as it was. "Stayle is my prince!" He's always by my side, sometimes rushing to me in an instant. It may be spoiled, but I really thought it was like a prince in a picture book. ... But I wonder if it was rude to say this to the First Prince of the country. Suddenly, I'm worried that Stayle, who doesn't react to my words this time, was surprised this time. When I loosen my hugged arm and look into Stayle's face ... His face turned bright red like a boiled octopus. I was surprised at Stayle who stiffened in an absent-minded state with no expression, and Stayle moved in a hurry, while I wondered if I hugged too strongly or said something that made him angry. What should I do, maybe because he moved suddenly, his fever went up, or he was feeling sick ... "... Hey, can these siblings stop flirting on top of me." A low, sighing, sullen voice was heard from below. When I look, Val was staring at me from underneath us as if Val had finally accepted the situation. I'd completely forgotten to move. (Arthur POV) 123. The Knight is Proud Spoiler "It's just right. I was planning to come tonight, but now my sister is sleeping. If you have something to say, just say it." I looked up at Stayle, who was still a little angry, and nodded silently. After all, not only Captain Colm, but also this guy. Naturally, this guy is involved. My head was refreshed because I slept a little, but when I remembered what I wanted to say, my head seemed to get blurry again. Get off the sofa and put my feet on the floor. From behind the back of the sofa, I slowly turned to face Stayle, who moved in front of me, Put my head on the floor and bow down. "It was bad." Clearly, I apologize to Stayle in words. There is no reply from Stayle. I think so from the bottom of my heart. "Without you, Pryde would have been dead." When the bomb fell in the cave and was blown away, Pryde-sama couldn't be seen because of the smoke. Still, I searched around immediately, and when the smoke broke, Pryde was no longer there. Sefek and Kemet said that Val had fallen down the cliff, and I wondered if Pryde had blown away with him. On the way, I felt like I heard a whistling sound from somewhere, so it's superfluous. ... If I stayed close to Pryde and protected her at that time, at least she wouldn't have faced such a dangerous situation. If Stayle hadn't noticed the sound of the Pryde's whistle, then ... The more I think about it, the more I regret it. "I will protect Pryde, you, and Tiara all at once." That was the promise I made two years ago. But in the end, I ended up changing nothing "Raise your face, Arthur. If nothing else, you don't bow to me." An angry voice echoed from Stayle, and I raised my face unintentionally. When I look, he stared at me with no expression while holding down his glasses. "It's natural for me to protect my sister. It's me who should apologize for that." Stayle's words make me speechless for a moment. Why should Stayle apologize? "Because I fainted, I put both my sister and you in danger. As a result, it was revealed that we were involved with the knights." "No ... you couldn't help it. You helped that special ability person because of that." I heard that Stayle pushed his body to persuade a special ability person who was caught in a special cage. Stayle didn't tell me what happened in detail, but it's enough for him to be alive. "Then you can't help it. You couldn't see anything in the smoke, and my sister jumped off the cliff after Val herself." "That's why I should have been by Pryde when the bomb fell ..." "Don't lick me, too." Stayle declares. "You and I will protect my sister. It was my turn that time, that's all." He crouch down in front of me who was sitting on the floor and makes eye contact. "I heard from my sister. While I was wasn't there, my sister and Arthur ... what were you doing?" As it is, he is told, "Stop that position, get angry" and sit down with your legs crossed. "I heard that you held my sister and protected her, swung your sword to help me and Gilbert, and even stretched your back to hide her behind you .... I think both she and I were protected by you." Look straight into my eyes. After silent for a few seconds ... He laughed a little. "I was relieved to think that you were there, even when I was on the verge of fainting ... because I believed that you would protect my sister." "I believed" ... It feels strange to be told that face to face by this guy. Somehow I became shy and I turned my eyes away. "This time, it just happened that I was the last person to rush to my sister's aid." While saying that, Stayle stands up slowly again. Looking up, Stayle kept his eyes on me, holding down the edges of his glasses and grinning and looking down. "How about Arthur. Are you glad I was there?" With a heartfelt laugh, Stayle extended his other hand to me. "... buha!" I laughed aloud involuntarily. To that villainous smile. And in the current position, which is the exact opposite of two years ago. "Oh, that's good!" With that said, I grabbed Stayle's hand and squeezed it tightly. My arm is pulled as it is, and I stand up on the spot. We draw our bodies together and hit each other with our arms close to each other. "We're not falling down this time?" "What if I say we should protect my sister together this time?" When we glared while provoking each other, the smiles full of fighting spirit naturally overflowed. I'm really glad that this guy was there. It is none other than this guy who protects Pryde with me. "I will protect my sister as a shield, and you will protect her as a sword .... It hasn't changed since long ago." (Stayle POV) 124. The Adopted Brother Sleeps Spoiler "... Rather, it's better to prepare now to carry out what my sister has proposed earlier." Reposition the glasses and turn to Pryde again. She said "Thank you" and laughed, and I decided to put together a concrete plan on paper. "But there are times when something else takes precedence over that." e? For some reason, my arm was pulled toward the garden, not to the Pryde's room or the hall, before I could ask. I noticed that Tiara was pushing my back. Pryde, what? Pryde turned around to me asking the question, and said clearly. "Let's take a nap." While I couldn't understand the meaning of Pryde's words, they dragged me and finally reached the garden. "Stayle, aren't you sleeping properly? When we and Arthur were sleeping, you stayed up instead and didn't rest properly." ... it was noticed. Certainly I didn't sleep much last night either. However, there were times during the annihilation war when I was unconscious, so I was a little better than Pryde and Arthur. Certainly, fatigue remains. I was treated by the Knights while he was unconscious, so there were few burns left on his body, but the exhaustion still accumulated inside. ... I thought I could hide it from Pryde because Arthur wasn't aware of it. It seems that Arthur didn't noticed only because of his upset. I concede my loss and sigh. Then Pryde leaned against the shade of the garden before me, and sat down and relaxed. Tiara sat next to her and stretched her legs, and beckoned. … When this happens, I can't compete. I gave up and walked up to them and sat next to them with Pryde in the middle as usual. -As soon as I tried, I was grabbed by my shoulder and pulled down. "⁈" I was surprised that the other party was Pryde, and I fell down as it was without resistance. I felt a soft touch on the back of my head, and when I looked up, I saw Pryde's face in front of me. "... Thank you very much, Stayle. Thanks to you, I was able to help many people." With that said, Pryde strokes my bangs while providing a knee pillow. Tiara was looking into my face from beside Pryde. The soft touch, the scent of Pryde, and above all, the close smile, I can feel my face flushing. Pryde took off my glasses with her thin fingers and my heart pulsated violently. After that, she stroked my hair over and over again as if she were unraveling it by hand. I closed my eyes in comfort and embarrassment. ... I feel like she has one extra hand. Perhaps Tiara is stroking my head with Pryde. If I keep your eyes closed, only the comfort will gradually increase and the beating sound will slow down. "... Pryde, ... I." While my consciousness is distant and distant, I suddenly say what I remembered. "... I want to be Regent ... not just because of Pryde ..." Like Powell ... to protect those who are crying somewhere and those who are still suffering and being beaten up. To eliminate the existence of people who mourn their destiny like I used to. … Like Pryde did for Arthur and me when we were young. "... for the people .... better than Uncle Wes ... more ... better ..." I want to be Regent. I tried to spin that word, but I was half drowsy and couldn't move my mouth. Consciousness is fluffy and uncertain. The moment I thought I would fall asleep, I felt soft hair and regained consciousness a little. Pryde's hair. When I noticed and opened my eyes thinly Pryde's lips are right in front of me. The moment I was surprised and opened my eyes completely, Pryde's soft lips hit my forehead. Forget blinking with a soft, slightly moist feel. "... You can do it, I'm sure. Because you're the brother I'm proud of." The Pryde who kissed my forehead said so and smiled happily. Coupled with the sunlight through the trees, the smile itself looks as if it is shining. The heat, which should have calmed down a while ago, rose again, and this time I couldn't stand it, and my arms covered my quivering lips, and I couldn't speak. I woke up completely. Without knowing my feelings, Pryde hits me with a shining smile while stroking my head again. The face is close, the forehead touched by the lips is hot and aching. The soft touch of the back of my head made me realize what I was doing, and my heart pulsated. "~~~~~~ ..." I want to die. In this situation where there is no escape, I die with shame and happiness. Keep an eye on Pryde while hiding my mouth with my arms. "That's nice, sister. Please give it to me too." That said, Tiara who glanced at me laughed mischievously. She's completely enjoying watching my reaction. Pryde, who received Tiara's words, first kissed Tiara's forehead and then approached my forehead again. I closed my eyes without thinking "Huh ...!", And as soon as I felt her lips, I heard an embarrassing and strange voice. When I opened my eyes, Tiara kissed me in the same way next to the place where Pride touched. When she lifted her small lips away from my forehead, she looked at Pryde and laughed happily. Only I have a fever in my face, and I'm left alone. Really, Pryde is crazy. And Tiara is ... just a little mean to me. I'm sure I can't beat these two for the rest of my life. "……Thank you." With a blazing face, I managed to return to them, hiding my still loose mouth. My dear sisters. Surrounded by them, I close my eyes again, almost suffocating with a feeling of drowning happiness. When I wake up, I think it's time to start moving again for the sake of Pryde and this country. *This is the Tiara we stan, don't give me that boring game version. Anyway, the Sinner Arc is basically just baby fever and protective instinct on the shipping front here. And a little family bonding. In the Sinner Arc, Arthur is 17 and Stayle is 14. Also on the subject of the Sinner Arc, there's a short Val snippet that I'm still snickering over. Spoiler Despite being treated by a special ability that can heal injuries, it will still take one night of rest for the healing to be fully effective and his own physical exhaustion was significant. But that doesn't mean that Val can stay overnight in the rescue building ... At first I thought I'd have him stay in my room overnight, but everyone, including Val, strongly opposed me. Val has a slavery contract with me, so I think it's safe. Who could imagine that Pryde was the first one to invite Val to her bed?