“No, you mustn’t! I’ll be thrown in prison if it’s exposed that I received money from the prince!”
Calcilast-sama smiled and said.
“I’ll order those in charge not to do that. So please forgive that child.”
“I-I understand. If you say that… What benevolence….”
The man left, dragging his heavy belly with him.
I joined hands with Calcilast-sama and told him as we began walking.
“You were so kind. I’m impressed.”
The prince kicked cobblestone with a complicated expression like he was solving some difficult math problem.
I reacted with, “I’m sorry. I apologize if I hurt your feeling,” in a fluster.
He closed his eyes with a, “No…” and continued to mutter to himself.