My Daughter Grew Up to “Rank S” Adventurer - Chapter 56.2
After parting ways with Lizelotte, Angeline headed for the front door.
The front door was located on the other side of the hall, so it’s quiet around the entrance. No one seemed to be leaving yet. There were a few guards standing around, looking bored, and when she went outside, she saw a lot of carriages.
She weaved my way through the carriages towards the gate.
As she followed the rutted tracks, the number of carriages became fewer and fewer.
The servants’ and guests’ quarters were empty and deserted, though the windows were lit.
The stars twinkled in the sky, and the wind blew coolly against her cheeks. She could hear the music of the orchestra in the distance, but it made her feel lonely.
“… It’s so quiet.”
The hustle and bustle from earlier seemed to be a lie as Angeline let out a breath and drifted white into the air.
As she approached the gate, the presence of people suddenly thickened.
Angeline took a quick look around. There were armed soldiers surrounding Angeline.
“…What do you want?”
“You know what I mean, don’t you? You lowly adventurer.”
The blond-haired chief soldier twisted his face into a scowl and grabbed his sword.
Angeline put her pack on the ground and put her hand on the hilt of her sword.
“I suggest you to stop this, I won’t forgive you even if you tell me that this is just a joke…”
“Hah, you seem quite confident, aren’t you”.
François emerged from the darkness. He wore a ghastly smile on his face and glares at Angeline without trying to hide his hostility.
Angeline sighed and spoke.
“Do you want revenge? Only a kid would think about such things…”
“Shut it. You don’t even want to know the reason. Nobles have nothing to be proud of. All they have is obsession with wealth and power… What can they do with pride alone? All they do is talk nonsense. You hypocrite.”
“You, calling me a hypocrite…? You know that there’s nothing real or fake about doing something good… Are you stupid?”
“I didn’t ask for your recognition…… In the first place, you do not even like the aristocracy, do you? What’s the point of being proud when even you are thinking they have nothing to be proud of?”
“I’m not going to deny that I don’t like the nobility. However, there are also those like Lize and your father who were proud of their nobility and can be proud of their actions…… How can even someone like you have such a distorted view? Didn’t your father ever show you any love?”
“My father does not love me!”
“What are you talking about, parental love! You’re so proud of your father, all you do is talk about how wonderful he is! It makes me feel sick!”
The head captain stepped forward with his sword at the ready.
“Your orders, sir.”
“I’m telling you to stop this nonsense… Do you really think you can beat me?”
Angeline narrowed her eyes and looked around.
Qashim was standing there.
He still looked as disheveled as ever, but he was perfectly composed.
Qashim scratched his head and sighed heavily.
“Sorry, I don’t really know why this is happening…”
“…that’s my line. …… Are we going to do this?””
“I don’t have any choice, you know.”
A buzz of magic swirled through the air.
Angeline shuddered, remembering the great magic she had seen at the ceremony. She wasn’t sure she would be able to stay safe after being hit by that.
It’s been a long time since she’s seen anything like this, Angeline spat.
The fact that he is a member of the Grand Magisterium means that Qashim must have the same level of skill as Maria. On top of that, Qashim was unpredictable, and the atmosphere seemed to be overwhelming.
She looked around and saw that François’s soldiers had surrounded Angeline, blocking her way. There was no way she could escape.
Angeline drew her sword and readied it.