Peony – I Saw the Future With the Killer Grand Duke - Chapter 7.1
At night, the barracks unfolded and camp began.
A clatter, a ladle-wielding cook’s cry, a blazing of a bonfire.
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard such a fuss.
‘There’s no such thing as a romantic first night in this marriage.’
It’s only natural that we’re camping.
‘Of course, the road to Dalton Harbor is faster this way.’
Frankly, the Northern Navy could have moved through the city.
But Ernst chose to camp in the mountains.
Maybe if they moved to the city, they would have to stay at a hotel, and it would be hard to avoid sharing a room with her, so it was clear that he avoided it on purpose.
There will be no eyes to watch them in Eques, so it doesn’t matter if they use their own room, but the First Prince’s guards are currently on the way, so it would have been vague to sleep separately.
It’s not a good idea to have a separate room when it’s a marriage in the name of peace.
‘It’s an understandable choice in many ways.’
It’s not that I don’t like the way you reject other women.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Sitting in the carriage and looking outside, I gestured to Sonya, who was eating potatoes nearby.
“Lady, did you call me?”
“Where is your barracks?”
“Well, if I finish eating this and find out. . ..”
“Well, shall I repay you for saving your life?”
“I-I’ll be right back!”
Sonya ran with the leftover potatoes stuffed in her mouth.
She knew I saved her life.
“In the original palace, two maids and ten maids were supposed to follow them to Equus.”
It’s a lot, too.
But I pulled out Sonya when I caused the Foyer Pearl incident.
My carriage started first, but Sonya and other soldiers followed behind the procession, so I think she probably saw the maids of the Imperial Palace being taken away by the guards except herself.
Now, she accepted that she would never be able to return to the capital again if she went to Eques, but her attitude suddenly became very warm.
It was rather cute because I could clearly see her intention to stick to me, who the Grand Duchess, and live well.
She needs to be more disciplined though.
‘It’s better to have a Sonya than to keep on sticking out and grabbing people by the back of their neck.’
I don’t want much loyalty.
It’s enough to be obedient and do what you’re told to do.
“Well, I found it. It’s a big barracks with a blue flag. It’s nearby.”
Sonya returned shortly afterwards.
It’s no wonder that the huge carriage given by the palace is much more comfortable than the camp’s cot.
I was going to stay in the carriage throughout the days of camping, and Ernst seemed to be sleeping in a barracks.
I thought so, but… I couldn’t help but feel sorry.
We’ll get closer if we see each other often.
Now the distance between us is as far from the North Sea as the South Sea.
“Major Desen! There’s a fight over there!”
Then, as the familiar name passed by the wind, I flashed my head up.
“Where are you going, princess?”
“You need to rest here.”
Sonia was also separated and approached while stepping on the shadow of the barracks, and there was a barracks with a blue flag.
What came out of there… It’s definitely Sebastian.
He looked older than I remembered, but she was sure.
Sebastian was briefed by his subordinates and hurried somewhere with a frown.
Watching Sebastian until he left, I suddenly noticed that there was no one around the barracks.
It was like they went to watch ‘the fight’.
‘Then is Ernst alone right now?’
He likes to have a cup of warm tea before he goes to bed, but did he drink tea?
‘But Sebastian’s tea is the worst.’
We’re not on the same wavelength right now.
It wasn’t that I didn’t know.
But making tea throughout my three-year marriage was quite important to me.
It was one of the few opportunities to naturally share time with him.
Thinking hard, I sneaked up in front of his barracks.
If you tell me to go away, I’ll go back.
“Hey, Ernst. Are you there?”
“Can I come in for a moment?”
“If it’s for a moment, it’s fine.”
The first answer was slow. The second was fast, but I felt a solid wall.
Entering the barracks entrance, I could find Ernst.
A face stained with pain somehow, a rough impression created by accumulated fatigue.
At the various signs of not taking good care of himself at all, I took a deep breath and then shouted cheerfully.
“I’ll make you tea!”
“…..you don’t have to do such a thing.”
But Ernst immediately turned down my offer.
Seeing a cold tea cup lying on his table, I tilted my head and moved my mouth pretending not to know.
“But I think you like to drink tea!”
“I don’t need it.”
“Well, then can I just make a drink?”
“Please ask the maid.”
“Everyone hates me. I think I’m going to have an upset stomach outside.”
Ernst’s embarrassment and slight realization spread as he stuck out his lips and grumbled.