35. A Date?
Douglas said he’d be the, ‘dragon of love’, but what was he planning, exactly?
The answer to my question came unexpectedly.
When I was walking down a corridor of the royal palace…
Suddenly, Nigel called out to me from behind.
“Oh, Nigel, what’s wrong? Quite a rare occasion for us to meet at such time.”
“Indeed, I have something to request of you.”
What was it?
When I nodded, Nigel turned serious as he said.
“Would you like to go to the city with me tomorrow?”
“W, what did you just say?”
“You didn’t hear it? I asked if you wanted to go to the city tomorrow. Tthe two of us will have plenty of fun together…”
H, having fun? Just the two of us?
Why would the kingdom’s prince request that of me?!
“W, why so suddenly?”
“Haha, Douglas chided me not too long ago, that it’ll be suspicious if a woman as beautiful as Eliane were to remain locked up in the palace. As such, I have to occasionally take you out.”
B, but I wasn’t locked up!?
In addition, I often went shopping in the city to buy ingredients for cooking.
“I, I respect your consideration, that alone is enough…”
“That’s not all. Personally, I want to get to know more about Eliane.”
I looked closely at Nigel’s face—it didn’t seem like he was joking.
Even so, Douglas… he sure jumped into action fast.
Recalling his intention to become my dragon of love, I was sure that was the result of his action.
The face of Douglas, whom was winking as he said, ‘Do your best,’ cCame to mind.
“I’ve finished my work and can take a day off tomorrow. What do you think, Eliane? Are you willing to spend your day with me?”
Nigel extended his hand towards me.
Now that he had asked that, I had only one answer—
“—If you’re alright with me, I’ll be glad to accompany you.”
“That’s a relief!”
Hearing my agreement, Nigel beamed.
“Then, let’s meet in the courtyard at 10 o’clock tomorrow. We’ll slowly take a walk through Lynchgiham so you can get accustomed to the city.”
“I’m looking forward to it.”
Nigel showed a handsome smile.
“Alright, I’ll be looking forward to our date tomorrow.”
After saying so, Nigel left.
“Who would’ve thought he’d ask me out…”
But, Nigel only did that because Douglas advised him such, right?
Not to mention, he was good looking.
For him to invite a girl out… shouldn’t he already be accustomed to it? Well, he had no fiancée, though…
While I was pondering, I suddenly recalled his last words.
“Our date tomorrow.”
“B, but that’s actually not the case, right? It’s just two people hanging out…”
But if the two people were a man and a woman, and they were going to have fun in the city, wasn’t that basically a date?
However, I had to keep in mind he was a prince.
Even if he said it was a date, I mustn’t jump into conclusion.
“I must stop thinking about it! First thing’s first, I have to prepare for tomorrow’s outing!”
I shall talk with Douglas later!
I immediately returned to my room and started preparing for tomorrow.
By the way, when I consulted with Abby, she firmly declared that it was a date—however, that was a story for another time.
***T/N: W-why is Kaeya-senpai so supportive about his matchmaking his supposed crush?!
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