“After that night, I became her secretary.” Olive giggled and chummed her sandwich.
“That was the first time all of us ate together and enjoyed each other’s company.” Xieaniel laughed and put his chin on top of Olive’s head. “Her Highness used to smile and frequently laugh back then.” He drew a deep sigh.
“I admire her a lot. All of us do.” Olive released a deep breath.
“She carried a heavyweight on her shoulders at such a young age. As the Leader, she has the responsibility to take care of thousands of members, including us. She doesn’t show it, but she doesn’t want to lose anyone. Pressure… She has to feel that every day. That’s what she went through to become who she is now.” She clos
The partial darkness started when they arrived at the City of Korahzin. Ashriel glanced from the window of the helicopter. As far as the eye could see, there was nothing but black smoke and dying orange fire. The people successfully killed the fire, but approximately 30% of the city was burned to ashes. "Boss, shall we spend the night here?" Olive asked. By this time, hundreds of people probably lost their houses. Spending the night at Korahzin will take the slot for eight people to sleep comfortably. "No. Let's go back to Austere." The helicopter slipped to the side and flew faster. The airspeed was a hundred and forty kilometers per hour, causing them to reach the Austere City quickly. It is already past midnight, but no news about the three came to them. Impossi
When Ashriel opened her eyes, the early morning light that always greeted her did not seem to be noticeable. Not because of the thick curtains but because the light was cast around a black silhouette in the shape of a human. “Sorry, did I wake you up?” Ashriel couldn’t clearly see his features, but it was no doubt, Nathan. He was sitting at the edge of the very huge bed. Ashriel shook her head and sat down. “It’s still night, not dawn. Lie down again and sleep more.” Ashriel blinked a couple of times more to adjust her eyes to the darkness. Nathan’s features were becoming more and more visible. “You know I can’t. Paper works are waiting for me.” She chuckled and slid herself out the bed, but Nathan moved faster, reached out, and gently stroked her cheeks as he star
The meeting ended late than expected. Oriana stretched her sore body that stiffened from sitting still. Though her chair with engraved red panda has a soft cushion, being in the same position for more than five hours is no joke. Everyone left the meeting room in ranks. And as the member with the lowest position, she was the last one to leave. She walked at a slow pace while stretching her back. When she reached the lift, her phone rang. Unregistered number. She looked up the elevator and down her phone. She clicked the loudspeaker. “Who’s this?” She asked with a tired voice. “Why didn’t you escape?!”The man
Hearing the voice, Elias’ eyes dimmed. “I don’t think it’s a good idea for the secretary of the Second Rank Noble Head to run around the Austere border in the middle of the night, trying to rendezvous with the First Rank High Member. Do you?” Kate said, appearing out of nowhere with her pistol pointed at Elias. “Let me worry about my job description. Can I assume this isn’t a chance meeting?” Elias’ eyes focused only on Oriana, who seemed to be shocked. “It’s a faithful meeting, perhaps. I know who you are, Elias. You were responsible for the women kidnapping incident at Ren and the latest arson incident at Korahzin. Let’s go down to business, shall we?” Kate said sarcastically with a grin plastered on her lips.Oriana
It was past one when they left the Austere riding on a private plane. Ashriel’s unexpected visit together with the First Rank Nobles caused an uproar in the Tethoris Kingdom. Who would have thought that the Ruler of the Two Greatest Empire would visit the Tethoris Kingdom with only short notice? Like literally, they have only a few hours to prepare. But despite the short time, Coleb, the Ruler of Tethoris, managed to make everything presentable. After Ashriel and her Cadre went out of her private plane, Coleb prepared a royal helicopter to fetch them. “We are very honored to be visited by Her Highness, the Ruler of the Two Greatest Empires.” Coleb bowed, and so did everyone who was behind him. Natsuki scanned everyone and saw Mix behind Coleb. He flashed a smile when their eyes met, causing Mix’s face to turn blush pink. “I’m
After Coleb fainted, the two nobles fainted as well. Thanks to this, the chairs flipped over, and the Meeting Hall became a mess. The Hall soon became chaotic with all the butlers who came to clean it up. Mr. Dufin’s body was also taken care of by the authority together with Leon and Oriana. Olive, Xieaniel, Kate, and Raith went out to investigate further. The only calm people at this point were Ashriel and Nathan. Natsuki consoled Mix, who seemed to be traumatized by what happened. She flinched when Ashriel spoke. “Go to your father’s room now, Lady. Wait for him to regain consciousness. Afterwards, we’ll meet at the balcony of my room.” Mix nodded reluctantly and hurriedly left the room with Natsuki. Ashriel saw that the servants were trembling in her presence, so she left the Hall, which made everyone’s body slumped, and they let out a deep breath. &
“Come this way.” Mix walked ahead of Natsuki, leading the way through the forest. They brought three squads with them and decided to separate ways to guard the whole forest securely. But Natsuki, being Natsuki, demanded to see the most beautiful scenery in the forest. So here they are, walking for fifteen minutes now. What’s worst is, it’s raining heavily. “Are you sure you know the way, Princess?” He asked. Mix gulped before responding. “Of course.” “I swear this was the way!”She said to herself, biting her tongue.“Where on earth is it?” “By the way, are you sure the Ruler is your sister?” She asked sheepishly. “Why? Does she look like my daughter?” &nbs
The third bomb exploded in the capital. As expected, it happened in the public market where many people gathered because of the festival's last day. Fortunately, Kate and Raith went to the bar first, so they were not harmed. “Carsillion, what’s the situation there?” Ashriel asked as she looked at the overview of the city at the pent of the palace. Coleb was shuddering behind her, pacing back and forth. His secretary was also panicking. “The bomb exploded just before we can secure the place, Ash,” Nathan answered. Ashriel can hear the shouts and panics of the people on the other line. “We lost some soldiers. There are many casualties and injured people. Both civilian and uniformed men.” He added. “Do what you think is the be