‘Excuse me. Your Majesty, I have brought Miss Alise over.”
“Oh, thanks for the help. Well, have a seat.”
The King urged.
“I’m sorry, am I being a bother?”
“Don’t get all huffy. The ceremony is over.”
Alise and the Marquis sat down to face His Majesty.
”Once again, I am Raoul Merus, King of the Kingdom of Merus.
“My name is Alise Bate.”
Alise bowed her head in unease.
‘You needn’t be so tense. You’re a former military chief of staff for Mullen, aren’t you?”
Then His Majesty laughed.
“Is something the matter?”
“Oh, when I got Marquis Dion’s recommendation, I wondered what was going on.”
“Is the Marquis that strict?”
“Well, you know what this gu-”
“Your Majesty, please don’t get me started on that.”
The Marquis interrupted in.
“Oh, is that so? Then I’ll stop.”
Alise was curious but did not pursue the matter in depth.