“I just heard and heard that Joanna was coming. Are you falcon hunting?”
“Yes? Yes… … .”
Joanna bowed her head with a trembling expression. Llewelyn glanced at Joanna’s face softly. She had an uncomfortable expression on her face.
Llewelyn said as if regretful.
“The birds are all gone.”
“That’s it. I must have approached you too suddenly.”
Cocoman stared at Bastian with a bewildered eye. Horus, who seemed to see a stranger, was hostile to Bastian, contrary to Llewelyn’s words, “I followed him well from the beginning.”
“I also want to be good at falcon hunting. It’s because I don’t have the talent of Llewellyn.”
Joanna had to try hard not to show doubt on her face. Isn’t that different from Llewelyn’s words? Why don’t birds follow Bastian?
Llewelyn isn’t the kind of person to tell lies… … .
Joanna suddenly remembered the words the Duchess once grumbled.
‘What do you know about the king’s seed?’
oh no I’m too short for a king, so my mother must have said that too… … . no… … . no way.
“I thought it would be nice to eat something, but I told him to bring a snack. You just came.”
“thank you. Brother.”
Joanna got a strange feeling looking at Bastian. The beautiful young man was looking at Llewelyn’s face with twinkling eyes. Her red lips curled up and a bright smile appeared.
That expression, that expression was strange… … . Isn’t it like a man who doesn’t know what to do in front of the woman he has a crush on? Joanna shook her head.
‘I must have read too many books.’
Joanna struggled to erase the great thoughts from her head.
“Joanna, have fun and go.”
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
“You can call me older brother.”
As Bastian spoke kindly, Joanna forced a smile.
“Next time, I will prepare my falcon. The hawk that flew today will be rewarded at the royal palace.”
“it’s okay. Your mother will buy you another one.”
Bastian smiled at Joanna’s words and patted her on the shoulder.
“Then I will go. Have fun with the girls.”
Bastian smiled and disappeared. Llewelyn and Joanna were looking back.
Joanna unwittingly looked into Llewelyn’s eyes. However, Llewelyn looked at the sky with a blank expression, without the joy of meeting her brother or the displeasure of seeing the one who took the throne.
As Llewelyn gave instructions, Coco flew into the sky in an instant. Llewellyn looked at it and smiled.
“The princess’s Coco is a wonderful bird.”
Llewelyn looked at Joanna and smiled. Joanna hesitated and asked very carefully.
“Princess, I was… … ”
“Before, you said that royalty is good at handling birds. Does all the royal family know that?”
A faint smile appeared on Llewelyn’s lips and then disappeared.
“no. It came out when I looked up the genealogy of the royal family. Sir Tristan told me about it, and I thought it was strange.”
“Aha… … .”
“No, I… it’s nothing.”
Then, suddenly, a chirping sound was heard. cuckoo, cuckoo. cuckoo, cuckoo. It was a cuckoo cry.
“Wow, is that a cuckoo sound?”
“Iknow, right. It’s been a long time since the cuckoo sounds. There are a lot of birds here.”
Joanna nodded her head. Llewelyn looked up at the sky and said.
“Joanna, you know what? A cuckoo.”
“They say cuckoos are called parasites.”
“Is that the bird with that beautiful voice?”
“Yes. The mother bird lays her eggs in the nests of other birds and makes them reared.”
“Oh my goodness. But I heard that birds are smart too, don’t you know that they have more eggs?”
“no. They put the eggs in the nest and swallow the eggs that are already there.”
“Oh my God!”
Indeed, it was a bird called a parasitic bird. Joanna listened to the cuckoo’s sound. The clear, clean sound was somehow creepy.
“And when the cuckoo and the real bird eggs wake up… … .”
Llewellyn continued speaking in a meaningful voice.
“The cuckoo pups kill real birds by pushing them out of the nest.”
“That… … ”
“And the parent birds take care of raising the rest of the cuckoo chicks.”
“You give everything away without knowing that that bastard is a fake bastard.”
It was a really creepy bird. A bird who pushes away the real thing and receives everything from her parents. I felt bad. Joanna frowned in displeasure, then widened her eyes at what she suddenly realized.
The cuckoo is a migratory summer bird, right?
As much as Joanna only read books in the room, she also looked at a lot of biology dictionaries. Of course, there was no such terrible explanation as it was an illustrated book for children.
The cuckoo is a migratory bird in summer, and it is a bird that will never appear during the transition from winter to spring. In other words, this bird sound is a sound that someone artificially hears.
A bird that pushes away the real thing and pretends to be a real chick.
Bastian took the throne after pushing out the real enemy princess.
But what if Bastian is ‘fake’?
Suddenly, the cuckoo’s sound had subsided, and Joanna looked at Llewelyn. It was he who asked to go falcon hunting, but Princess Llewelyn was the first to speak up.
Princess Llewelyn quite naturally mentioned the connection between birds and royalty. And Joanna discovered that Bastian was far from a bird.
Besides, Bastian would light up his face when Joanna and Llewelyn were nearby.
In other words, this was a situation that Llewelyn had manipulated to show Joanna.
Llewelyn had a gentle smile on her face. Joanna’s heart was pounding. What does Llewellyn want?
what should he do? Joanna wanted to be a person of value, so she stuck with Llewelyn. I didn’t want to just shake my head without knowing anything. I also didn’t want to be taken advantage of.
Joanna bit her trembling lips and opened her mouth very carefully.
“Did you want this conversation to leak to my parents?”
“… … .”
“Princess, I read a lot of books, so I don’t know when the cuckoo appears. I just don’t want to be taken advantage of like this.”
Llewelyn put a hand on Joanna’s shoulder with a soft expression. Joanna chewed her lips again and looked at Llewelyn with a grudge. Llewelyn said with a friendly gaze.
“I thought Joanna would of course notice.”
“… … .”
“You are the smartest person I know.”
It was just too seductive to pass up.
Llewelyn was looking out the window at the night sky. Tristan glanced at her like that.
Llewelyn said a visitor would come, and she parked Tristan nearby. Tristan looked at Llewelyn’s small back. Suddenly, I wanted to call her.
Then Llewelyn looked back. Today, she was wearing a black velvet dress embroidered with silver leaves with her hair tied in a single braid without allowing a single gap.
“Why, Tristan? Anything?”
Llewelyn was now looking for an opportunity to participate in the State Council meeting. From the moment the princess appears there, the dominion will lean more towards Llewelyn. However, the Duke of Brion and Pamela’s faction were against it, and Llewelyn’s supporters did not want to reveal themselves, so the support was minimal.
“Who is going to visit today?”
Then Tristan’s eyebrows furrowed slightly. Llewellyn smiled.
“I’m joking, sir.”
Her smiling eyes were so captivating. Tristan swallowed dry saliva. Even the calm black dress suited Llewelyn well.
“Don’t be too sad or angry with me at the truth you hear today. It’s time to know, so I’m just letting you know.”
Whatever the truth, Tristan was determined not to be shaken. Lately, he’s been overly emotional. Llewelyn’s orders were always top priority, but sometimes he lost his temper.
Llewelyn nodded at the sound of an urgent knock on the door, and Tristan spoke instead.
The door creaked open and it was Duke Brion who came in. He strode towards Llewelyn, furrowed his eyebrows, and was stopped by Tristan, who stood between them. The Duke of Brion said to Llewelyn with an angry face.
“Princess, what did you say to my daughter… … .”
“Sit down, Duke.”
“Are you going to sit down now?!”
Unlike the Duke of Brion, Llewelyn was relaxed.
“I thought the time had come, so I spoke to Miss Joanna. The princess was terribly smart, and she asked me what I wanted.”
“What the princess said to Joanna is definitely a lie!”
“If I really told you a lie, why did you come to me right away to tell the Queen the information?”
At those words, Duke Brion was speechless. In the past, I would have told Pamela without delay and removed the princess. However, after hearing Joanna’s words, he immediately went to Llewelyn.
“Have you finished your investigation into Thessaly? When I heard the news, I told Miss Joanna.”
Contrary to the Duke’s excited words, Llewelyn’s tone was gentle and gentle. Duke Brion contorted his face. Did you even notice the information you found out in Thessaly? It felt like he was playing with Llewelyn’s palm, so it was very unpleasant.
Clearly, Llewelyn was smarter than a simple Bastian. Aren’t you twisting yourself with such a subtle way of speaking? Besides, Thessaly… … .
He got a headache just thinking about Thessaly. Contrary to his serious face, Llewelyn said with a light smile.
“… … .”
“Aren’t you thinking of becoming a hero who lays the foundation for an empire?”