Your Majesty, Please Behave Yourself - Chapter 19
Everyone looked at each other in dismay.
Lucimia’s face was full of question marks, “Are you right in the head?”
Licinius was stunned, “I’m fine, didn’t I hear on the way here that the three prisoners arrested yesterday died inexplicably? Since the military wants to take the culprits away for questioning, so I came. Let go. These innocent students are my close companions, if you have something to say then ask me!”
Lucimia asked again, “What are you doing here?”
Licinius said in surprise, “Aren’t you planning to investigate me? If you suspect that someone in the academy is involved with black magic, it must be me! And I participated in the rescue operation yesterday. All teachers and students in the school know about this. Didn’t the Third Garrison report to you?”
Everyone fell silent.
Lucimia took a deep breath and said, “First, you have no magical talent, right? Your resume is very clean. We have already investigated you and everyone you came into contact with since your arrival to Loma City, they are all clean and do not have any suspicious points. Second, you are from the Valerius family, your father and your sister are both prominent and respectable figures. Compared with this group of commoners, what would be your motives?”
“You haven’t even stepped in the Forbidden Land. Although your attendant is a rare genius, she is like you, mostly reclusive and doesn’t have any suspicious points.”
She paused, “Third, you actually have the face to say that you were involved in the rescue operation?”
Licinius was stunned. Before last night, his resume was indeed very clean. In addition to trying to commit suicide, he usually relied on his luxury business to make a little money.
Moreover, he indeed has no magic talent. Of course, apart from his immortality.
Coupled with the background of the Valerius family, it is normal for the Administrative Bureau to disregard him.
He asked inexplicably, “Why should I be embarrassed to say that I participated in the rescue operation?”
Lucimia looked at the civilian group of four, “Aren’t these four people the main force in yesterday’s rescue? It was they who used high-level magic together to make the enemy leader extremely weak, which gave your attendant a chance to take them all out. Otherwise, even if you are the only hostage, you may not be able to escape in one piece.”
Licinius was stunned for a moment, then looked at the group of four with cannibalistic eyes, pariahs!
Cecil and the others lowered their heads, not daring to look at him.
“The statements of the entire school faculty and students, as well as the report of Major Hayden of the Third Garrison, are consistent.”
Lucimia said blankly, “As for the hostage exchange, although this matter shows that you are indeed very brave, everyone says that you are just trying to appear brave in front of beautiful girls…”
Licinius staggered back a few steps, how could this be!
‘Wait!’, he suddenly understood.
Major Hayden is also one the Empress’s subordinates.
In this school, there are also many secret followers of the Empress.
This is Her Majesty’s cover for him!
‘Good lord, I just wanted to be of service to you, but you actually want to protect me!’
Licinius was furious and said, “Nonsense! This is jealousy! This is blatant jealousy! It was obviously through my wisdom that the thugs were dealt with. Without my courage and sacrifice, how could these pariahs be released? Scum! All of you are scum! You want to usurp my credit!”
Lucimia was dumbfounded again. Just a minute ago, he addressed them as his dear and close classmates, but now they are pariahs again.
“Scum! Say, did you guys use black magic or not?”
Licinius looked at the group of four, “What else did you do besides getting beaten up?”
Cecil and the others lowered their heads, “Nothing!”
Licinius sneered, “Bah, pariah!”
Lucimia narrowed her eyes, “Nothing?”
For a moment, she was also a little confused.
Klein looked at all of this with interest, and muttered to himself, “Is this Noviya’s younger brother? It’s interesting, he doesn’t look like a particularly useless piece of wood…”
The female officer’s eyes flickered, but she didn’t say anything.
Licinius turned around and said indignantly, “You see, they have admitted that in yesterday’s rescue incident, they did nothing but be beaten. In fact, their reckless actions almost caused our rescue plan to fail. In other words, yesterday’s rescue incident was planned by me alone.”
“As for my attendant Noren, she hadn’t exchainged a word with those thugs, she only fought. From beginning to end, I was the only one who communicated with those thugs.”
He said seriously, “If anyone must be suspected, it can only be me.”
Lucimia fell into deep thought. It seems that she encountered a situation where the confessions don’t match with the actual situation.
After a while, she turned to face the group of four, “Is everything Licinius said true?”
Cecil nodded, “Yes, ma’am, we don’t know any high-level magic at all, and we were instantly taken out by the clown thugs when we went up against them. Yesterday’s incident was solved by Licinius alone. We didn’t talk with the thugs at all. Only Licinius stayed alone with them inside for ten minutes.”
After saying this, he bowed his head in guilt.
Their bragging was revealed, hence he’s embarrassed to face the crowd around.
Principal Bann also said, “Yeah, that’s how it went.”
Licinius showed a satisfied look. Now, these are his close and good classmates and kind principal.
However, Triya looked at them like she was looking at garbage.
Cecil was telling the truth, but he emphasised one point.
That Licinius was alone with the thugs for ten minutes.
This is undoubtedly pushing him into the fire pit.
Lucimia started her own reasoning.
She first analysed the composition of the academy, mostly commoners and few nobles.
Class distinctions are obvious, and in the border areas, nobles aren’t treated well.
Second, Valerius Licinius’s performance yesterday.
At first, when she didn’t wear tinted glasses to look at people , she also thought that he was a talented person with extraordinary courage.
However, it was the testimony of Major Hayden, as well as all the teachers and students, telling her that this was just an ignorant and incompetent kid with a brain full of lust everyday. Low quality, weak, and incompetent.
Only then did Lucimia change her opinion.
But unexpectedly, today ushered in a reversal.
“But if he is really a dandy young master, why would a fourth-order genius warlock willingly follow him? And in any case, his performance yesterday is beyond doubt. Then it is obvious that it is Major Hayden and the people in this academy that deliberately smeared him in order to exclusively take the credit. Because I hadn’t made myself known until I saw the garrison’s report, they were taking credit.”
She thought about it, “Licinius risked his life yesterday, using himself as a bargaining chip to exchange hostages. Today, he stood up again to prevent me from taking this group of people back for torture, taking the matter into his own hands alone. The only explanation is that he is himself a man of noble character.”
Licinius took the first half step and said seriously, “Take me back alone. Although these pariahs are hateful, they are innocent and have nothing to do with this.”
Lucimia’s look at him suddenly changed.
Licinius’ heart thumped, because there was a hint of appreciation in this woman’s eyes.
“Are you sure?”
Lucimia said with a half-smile, “The military is very scary.”
Licinius sneered, “If you have the guts, get me killed!”
Lucimia was silent for a moment, then turned to look at the group of four.
“One last confirmation, you have nothing to do with this matter?”
She asked condescendingly, “Is it all done by Licinius alone?”
Cecil bowed his head and said, “Yes, my lady…”
Lucimia slapped him in the face, loud and clear.
The left half of Cecil’s face instantly became red and swollen, and everyone around was stunned.
“Bah, lowlife! Soft-headed!”
Lucimia said coldly, “Don’t think you can hide from me with these little tricks. When there is no trouble, the school and the garrison team up to take credit, but when something goes wrong, they put the blame on one person. Even then, the guy still forgave you, even at his own expense, he helped you take the blame, how about you? What did you do?”
Lucimia’s eyes were cold as she continued to scold, “Look at his bearing and morals and look at yours! You can’t even compare!”
Translator Note: : looking at people with prejudice
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