Life as a Tower Maid: Locked up with the Prince - Chapter 35
Albert grabbed the wand, and as if they had been waiting for that moment, someone’s voice was immediately transmitted.
[ Your Highness, it’s Baron Bergen. Duke Masen was attacked by a dark mage. His condition isn’t good! ]
[ Please come here to see for yourself. ]
[ It’s urgent. Please, I’m telling Your Highness the truth…! ]
The hurried voice implored him.
Albert’s eyes narrowed at this.
Mumbling briefly, he turned to me.
“Rosé, it’s sudden, but we’ll need to go outside.”
“…Outside? We’re going outside?”
It was an unexpected outing. I never imagined that I’d be able to leave the tower like this.
Albert nodded. Then, he immediately put on a coat.
I just received a confession from my boss, but now I was being put to work. Can’t I adjust first…?
With a puzzled expression, I nodded anyway, but I suddenly remembered Blanc. It worried me to leave him alone in the tower.
“…Can we take Blanc with us?”
“If you want.”
I went down to the kitchen and carried the sleeping Blanc carefully. Then, I waited for Albert to come down to the first floor.
But then many minutes passed and it didn’t seem like he was going down any time soon.
Eventually, I went up the stairs again, and Albert was waiting for me there, the wand in his hand.
“Your preparation time was quite long. Let’s go.”
“No, isn’t it you who’s late, Prince? I was waiting for you downstairs!”
I thought Albert would remove the spell on the tower and we’d leave through the door. He’s a genius after all. After solving the binding spells, he could even go in and out the bathroom whenever he wanted.
“Unless I’m crazy, I wouldn’t go through the door. Aren’t there soldiers on duty there?”
Albert didn’t proceed down to the first floor. Rather, he went up to the attic—that is, my room.
“…Your Highness. Sorry, but aren’t we going through the door?”
“I can’t go to the kitchen freely yet. If I solve all the spells in the tower, the mages will find out what’s happening. This is the only way.”
If I didn’t know Albert, I’d be looking at him like he’s crazy right about now.
…Where on earth can we go in this attic?
“We’ll be traveling through the sky.”
Albert waved the wand before I could even ask what that meant.
Then, the roof of the attic faded.
Amidst the dark sky, countless stars twinkled.
“Rosé, hold my hand.”
After I took Albert’s hand, he walked up towards the starry sky with me.
I thought that the roof disappearing was just an illusion. But then we quite literally went through the roof.
How long has it been since I was outside?
Taking in the air outside, it was much sweeter and much more refreshing than I remembered, and the evening sky was breathtaking. The countless stars glimmered like jewels.
I wondered when the last time it was that I saw such a clear sky. I was used to seeing the night sky after working overtime, but this was completely different.
“Wow… It’s so pretty.”
Haa, I inhaled and exhaled deeply. The air in my lungs seemed to seep through my bones.
And I realized it, just how much I wanted to go out, just how frustrating the life I thought I had gotten used to really was.
A smile tugged on my lips automatically. While basking in the fresh air with my entire body, I suddenly felt embarrassed when I realized that, next to me, Albert was observing me.
With his arms folded, he just watched me.
Oh, gracious prince. I’m once again indebted to you.
I bowed my head and averted my gaze for a moment, but our eyes soon met. Seeing me act like this, Albert smiled.
“Are you done, Rosé?”
“Yes. Thank you very much for waiting.”
When I bowed to convey my gratitude, I suddenly couldn’t breathe. The sight below rendered me speechless.
Right now, as we were atop the tower, it would be right to say that it was ‘Covered by the dark night sky, it’s the perfect scene~’ and it really was almost perfect.
In this dark landscape, it couldn’t be helped that Blanc stood out because he was perfectly white, but only to those who had magic or could see his true form without his disguise.
I saw the soldiers patrolling around the tower. The guards were standing in intervals. Even in the far distance, I could see that the soldiers stationed there were in droves.
I couldn’t see this from the tower because there was only so much that could be seen through the window.
King Impotent’s vigilance was much tighter and more ruthless than I thought.
“I see the reason why Your Highness said that we shouldn’t go out the door. I knew it, our Prince is very smart.”
As easy as breathing, my flattery came out naturally. Oh, but it wasn’t just any ole flattery—I really do mean it. If we had gone through the door, who’s to say that we wouldn’t be caught already by now?
How would we get from here to our destination? Where’s the Duke? When I looked up to ask Albert a question, he already had an answer ready as if he had been waiting.
“We’ll be teleporting to get out of here. Duke Masen lives in the north, and the only way to get there right away is through teleportation.”
I’d never heard the name of the duke, but I knew what position he had—Duke of the North.
I really did transmigrate into a novel, huh.
Then, I got a bit curious.
“Does he have a blunt, brusque personality?”
“…He’s rather gentle, but why are you curious about that, Rosé?”
Because it’s a traditional cliché—Duke of the North, cold to everyone else yet warm only towards his lady. You could say it’s a similar concept to a cold city man.
Anyway, I didn’t explain any of this for fear of being treated like a crazy woman.
Shaking my head, I realized that I should have asked the most important question. Ah, I almost forgot.
With a serious expression, I asked.
“Is he handsome?”