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The Demon Prince goes to the Academy - Chapter 266 Part 2

After touring every corner of the palace, a lot of time had passed, and the evening light poured in.

"Nothing special, huh?"


I chuckled at Charlotte's casual remark.


It's a bit strange to say that a palace with a miniature warp gate in the basement is nothing special...


"I want to ask what you mean... but honestly, it is."


In the end, that's all I could think of.


"You're honest."


Charlotte seemed to like my answer.


In the end, a palace is just a huge building. It's full of empty spaces, and Charlotte is not the owner of the palace but just a person living in one of the rooms.


The warm evening light painted the corridor red, and its loneliness was amplified by the lack of people enjoying it.


In that lonely evening light, Charlotte looked at me after we finished touring the palace.


"It's strange."


"...What is?"


"Actually, I've always wanted to do this. Show a friend where I live, give them a tour, and tell them that living in a place like this isn't that great. At least once."


Charlotte looked like she had fulfilled an unexpected wish.


She was forced to come along, but in fact, Charlotte wanted this.


So, she pretended to go along with the coercion, but in the end, she didn't completely hate it. That's why she brought me along, knowing that the Shannapel leader would object.


"You seem to know my heart well, Reinhardt. It's strange, really... Why do you know me so well? Why... are you by my side when I need you?"


I think I knew what Charlotte needed right now.


Just someone to be by her side.


That seemed to be what she needed.


"Actually, I'm going to quit the temple soon."


At her words, my mind seemed to stop.


I don't know what intuition's warning was, but was it ultimately meant to let me know about this?


If I had spent my time worrying about other things, Charlotte would have suddenly disappeared.


I would have been frustrated thinking about why she disappeared. I wouldn't have been able to ask Bertus about Charlotte's well-being either.


Bertus.


Charlotte.


Did Charlotte ultimately lose to Bertus?


Then what about the murder in the Spring Palace? Did Bertus try to kill Charlotte and fail? If so, why didn't Bertus have any problems after failing?


Anyway, the palace is so empty because of the power struggle, and is Saviolin Turner guarding Charlotte in case of accidents?


"Is it because of Bertus?"


Charlotte's reaction to my question was strange.


"What will you do then?"


"...What?"


"If I lost the power struggle and ended up like this, and that's why I'm quitting the temple... If that's the case."


Charlotte looks at me.


"What are you going to do then?"


"What's going to happen then?"


I already know the answer.


"It's obvious what happens to a royal who loses the fight for the throne. Either they die immediately, or die a little later."


Charlotte stares at the view outside the palace.


"I could die right away, or be exiled far away to suppress the noise, and then killed quietly because Bertus must appease his subordinates demanding to eliminate me, their problem. There are also ways like being robbed or attacked on the way to exile... I won't be able to survive."


After explaining that, Charlotte looks at me.


"If that happens to me in the future, what are you going to do?"


I didn't have to think long.


No, there was no hesitation at all.


"I'll save you."


"How?"


"Anyway I can."


"Anyone can say that."


"No."


Ignoring Charlotte's words, I took a step towards her.


"Did you forget about my supernatural powers?"


"If I believe, it will happen."


Charlotte was looking at me quietly.


"I'll save you. That's how it's supposed to be."


"That's just self-suggestion."


It is.


"Yes, it is."


I was looking at Charlotte.


Yes, this is just a self-suggestion.


"But with this self-suggestion, I became a superpower user, succeeded in magical body strengthening, and, despite being a beggar from the streets, I was able to enter the Spring palace by force."


My life, which has been achieved through force, I will once again use force. My self-suggestion has always become reality.


It will be the same this time.


I believe so.


"I'll save you no matter what, and if I fail to save you, I'll kill Bertus." Anyone can say they'll try to save you.


But not everyone can say they'll kill the next emperor if they fail to save you.


Charlotte was so surprised by my crazy words that her mouth hung open.


That's what I'm going to do.


Bertus may be my friend now, but if he kills Charlotte, we can no longer be friends. Charlotte tried to understand the meaning of my words, but eventually failed and burst into a bitter laugh.


"You... Why are you doing all this for me? No matter how much I think about it... I really don't understand why you have to go this far for me."


"We're friends, aren't we?"


"!"


How many times have I repeated this today?


In the end, Charlotte lost her words to the last echo of that phrase.


After a long silence, Charlotte tried to smile and looked at me.


"It's a shame."


What's a shame?


"I know you've been worrying about me all day today. But this is enough."


Of course, Charlotte couldn't help but know the reason for my strange behaviour today.


"It's not because of Bertus. So..."


Charlotte pinched my cheek slightly.


"You won't have a chance to cause trouble this time."


It was an expression like receiving a death sentence that even my self-suggestion couldn't change.


"Thank you, Reinhardt."


Tears welled up in Charlotte's eyes.


"I wanted to hear you say that you'd cause trouble for me."


I won’t have a chance, but…


Charlotte was crying and laughing, as if words alone were enough.


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TL Note:-

Hi Guys, Sorry for the announced gap in releases. I wanted to update you that the platform I have been using to translate using GPT4 is no longer free. I have already translated a few chapters which I will continue to release on alternate days. I have really enjoyed translating and sharing this novel with all of you. However, to continue translating, I will need to subscribe to the paid plans to use ChatGPT4. I wanted to let you all know first before I make that commitment. If any of you would like to support me in continuing this translation, I have set up a Ko-fi page where you can contribute to help me bear the subscription fee. However, if I do not receive enough to cover the subscription costs, I will have to drop this project. I wanted to be upfront about the options since the same quality won't be possible using Chatgpt 3.5. Please let me know if you have any questions or want to discuss this further. I appreciate all the support you have given me and this project so far. I look forward to hearing from you!

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8 Comments

  1. If this ever becomes a burden you should drop it mate, people will understand.
    As always thanks for the translation :)

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  2. Hi Guys,
    I have decided to drop Novel as another translator has already taken up the project and is far ahead of me with comparable quality to mine.

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  3. Thanks man for trying to translate to the best of your skills and current resources.

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  4. thank you very much for the translation, I really liked it a lot. I would prefer to continue reading here, after all your site is very good, but thank you ♡

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