This BL Novel Is Ruined Now - Chapter 141
If it weren’t for the fact that this guy was a dragon descendant, Reina might have already let him have it. However, since she was but a humble, ordinary citizen of the empire, she had to endure and press down on her pride.
“And the sudden use of magical power is strange as well. Hmm… Fascinating, really. It’s been a while.”
Reina simply kept quiet and forced herself to smile at the grand duke, who kept saying things she couldn’t understand, yet somehow, it sounded like he was praising her.
“It is an honor to meet you, Your Highness.”
“Yes, I know. No one could possibly dislike me, yes? So, where to?”
The brazen response momentarily put her in a daze, but she soon came to her senses.
‘Right. The dragonfolk are originally like this. Of course.’
She had forgotten about it for a moment. There was a vast difference in terms of power between them and ordinary people, so it was rare for them to notice the existence of others because they were just on a whole different level on their own. They’re that overpowered.
“I’m a busy man, so update me while we’re on our way.”
As the grand duke strode forward, the priests and the others followed behind him.
However, none of them talked to him. This was the proper way of welcoming a dragonfolk individual, as they usually hated cumbersome and inefficient things.
Following him as well, Reina quickly gave a run down of the situation.
“Firstly, if I may humbly get a ride from Your Highness, I shall give you a tour around the Launcer village, and after that, we’ll cross over to the Bezak estate, the Ashendar estate and the Lencian estate.”
“We have mobilized the knights from each territory along with the knights deployed by the nine households, and they keep guard day and night. We have also secured approval from the authorities of the nearby territories to evacuate their civilians.”
“Is it certain?”
“Yes, Your Highness. We’ve stationed people who are good at detection magic at certain positions just in case.”
“And the food supply?”
“We’ve received enough support from the neighboring regions.”
Listening to the report after the rapid-fire questions, the grand duke stopped walking.
“Even if the entire Launcer Village were to do nothing and just eat for an entire year, they will be fine. The same goes for the other territories.”
The grand duke, who had his arms crossed over his chest, turned around and stared down at Reina.
“You’re quite useful.”
“Yes, please leave it to me.”
At the humble answer, the grand duke grinned.
“Is there anything that’s needed?”
“None at the moment, sir.”
“Alright. I see.”
Waving his hand, Benedict gestured for the others to fall back.
“If you hang around so close like that, I wouldn’t know if anyone’s stuck in my claws or not.”
Then, except for Reina and Ethan, they all quickly stepped back.
“Are we going to take care of things right away?”
“Yep. I’m very busy, you see. I’m really only here because of you and you.”
In response to Ethan’s question, the grand duke pointed at him and Reina, and what followed was a wave of exclamations from the priests.
“Oh…! As expected of the Saintess!”
“I can’t believe that Your Eminence has moved the Imperial Family!”
Umm… It’s not exactly like that. But nevertheless, Reina would appreciate it if they just continued thinking that way.
Turning around to face them, she raised one hand to wave at them. Fine, fine, think all you want.
“Ohhh!!! Almighty Utta!!!”
“Ohh!!! Save us all!!!”
They soon kicked up a fuss and began praying loudly. As he was watching her and the sheep, Benedict burst into laughter.
“Ethan, this is yours?”
…Reina’s been enduring it all this time, but this guy just kept on treating her like an object.
However, without any time for her to retaliate, Benedict kicked off the ground. At the same time, his limbs expanded and wings started to unfurl behind his back.
Reina’s mouth gaped open as she watched the prime minister and the only grand duke of the country suddenly transform and take to the air.
‘Wow… My transformation couldn’t even be called a transformation, huh.’
One hit from a massive unit like that—even with just one arm—would be enough to rupture internal organs or straight up kill someone instantly. Now that’s a transformation.
‘Compared to that, mine’s at a level of just child’s play.’
She chuckled as she looked down at her hands.
“If they change to that size, it’ll hurt a lot, right?”
Muttering quietly, she trembled slightly as though she was once again wracked with the pains she felt during the transformation she had experienced.
‘I wonder how he endured the pain.’
She didn’t want anyone thinking that she might have lost her mind and had gone insane, so she gagged herself with a ball of cloth every time dawn came and held back her screams of pain. Every morning, the sheets of her bed would be left with tears and sweat, the evidence of her anguish.
If the servants had found out, the notion that she had a ‘mental illness’ would have worsened. Despite feeling as though she was dying back then, after the pain had subsided, Reina would bring the bedsheet and the blankets to the terrace to dry them.
“I’m just glad there hasn’t been any transformations recently…”
She dared to say it, but it wasn’t the kind of pain that human beings would be able to endure. That’s why it was so fortunate that there had been no sign of the transformations ever since she had manifested sacred power during the advent of Utta.
‘That reminds me, is it related to the power of Utta?’
However, the aura being emitted by her hands and feet whenever they’d become deformed was much too heavy to say that it was from the power of Utta.
“Is it your first time seeing this?”
While lost in thought, Reina hummed to herself, and Ethan asked this question. He came back after giving a few orders to the people who’d be left behind.
“Um… I think so? I might have seen it when I was younger, but I don’t remember much of my childhood.”
Ever since the guide message had appeared before her back then, she no longer considered the memories she held as her own.
“It’s not a common sight, of course,” Ethan said.
“That’s true. Anyway, have you taken care of things with them?”
When she gestured with her chin towards the people who were once again prostrating on the floor, Ethan nodded as though it was nothing.
“I’m used to it because His Highness often visits the Gerard estate like that.”
After saying so, Ethan offered his hand to her. These days, he had been oh so naturally offering to hold hands without saying anything.
‘Mm… It feels like you’re getting craftier and craftier by the day.’
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