Choice of the Wisdom of the Empire (Romantic Mode)

 

“Wha… what? Revolution? Why? What about my effort so far? All down the drain? The empire in revolution…”

Mia felt her strength suddenly drain out of her body, and she started to faint.

“Eeeek! Oh, calm down, Mia-sama.
It’s not the Tearmoon Empire.”

“Huh? What do you mean?”

Mia paused mid-fall and looked at Anne

“The revolution has happened in the Kingdom of Remno… Keithwood told me earlier.”

“What? What? Ue?”

Still suffering from the initial shock, Mia couldn’t understand what was going on.

“What do you mean? What on earth …”

She didn’t understand anything all.
Why and how is there a revolution in the Kingdom of Remno? And why so suddenly?

“Excuse us, Lady Rafina”

Mia’s questions were interrupted with a knock on the door.
Prince Sion entered together with his servant Keithwood.
Trailing behind them was Tiona.

“I heard that Princess Mia is here …”

“You’re in the right place.
Prince Sion.”

Rafina answered in a serious tone.

“Please come in and be seated.
I’ll prepare tea for all of you now.”

 

When the newcomers were seated, Keithwood started talking.

“To be precise, it is still at the stage of popular uprising, so it isn’t a full-blown revolution yet…”

Keithwood’s words were apologetic and a bit hesitant.

“I’m sorry for the confusion.”

The misunderstanding was actually caused by Anne.

Keithwood has a reason to be hesitant.
The Kingdom of Sunkland has emphasized the importance of information since the early days of its founding.
A dedicated intelligence agency in the kingdom Wind Crows has spies all over the nearby nations.

It was only recently that the news came from a spy in the Kingdom of Remno.

According to the spy:

“In the Kingdom of Remno, there are signs of revolt that could result in overthrowing of the monarch.
Government most likely to respond with a crackdown on the people.
There is a need for military intervention from the Kingdom of Sunkland to protect the people from violence.”

Originally, even though Keithwood was the prince’s servant, he wasn’t a privy to state secrets … but that’s it.
The Kingdom of Sunkland is not a monolith.
Military and administrative factions want to be on the good side of Sion and so Keithwood held these connections.
It was important for Keithwood to grasp these connections especially with Sion’s habit of putting his nose where it shouldn’t be at and getting into trouble.

This information came from a reliable source.
When Keithwood got this information, he immediately consulted with Sion, and they came to the conclusion that it would be better to inform Princess Mia.

“In fact, most of the details are still unknown.”

The information was vague.
Only that there is a revolt that could lead to a revolution.
Still, the sentence calling for military intervention was very clear.
This made Keithwood’s heart skip a beat.
They relayed the information to Anne who came in bursting starting with the revolution part which caused Mia’s misunderstanding.

“But there have been signs of destabilization in the Kingdom of Remno for several years.”

A strong army, heavy taxes, and the political situation of the Kingdom of Remno were originally a dangerous balance.
The cause of the sudden unrest was that the king proposed to raise the taxes.

Of course, there was opposition.
The first to disagree was Count Dasayev Donovan, the Chancellor of the Kingdom of Remno.
He raised his voice to represent the voices of the disgruntled people.

“I know that person as well.
He is a wise person, but I thought he had a mild temperament…”

Rafina tilts her head slightly.

Sion answered her to clear her doubts.

“I have the same impression.
In fact, Chancellor Dasayev seems to have been moving to act as an intermediary between the people and the royal family.
But something happened …”

Sion trailed off with his arms folded.

“……something”

A heavy silence is born.

What is it, what is it, what is it!!!???? What is going on!

Meanwhile, Mia was amid a turmoil.
She couldn’t follow the conversation at all, and she was absolutely frustrated.
In fact, she looked like she was about to cry from frustration.

Of course, Mia had no memory of a revolution in the Kingdom of Remno in the past.
And it’s not because she got her hands full of her own country.
At this point, there should have been no noticeable incidents in the empire… At least nothing that would warrant Mia’s attention.
So, if there is a revolution or a civil war in some country, there’s no way she wouldn’t notice.

Nevertheless, something … happened.
Moreover, the place is not the empire, but the Kingdom of Remno. None of this makes sense to her.

Well, well, I should still be pleased that it wasn’t the Tearmoon Empire.
That’s something to be happy about.

Mia attempted to look at the bright side of things.

Even if the royal family of the Kingdom of Remno was destroyed by the revolution, Mia would not be the one at the guillotine… So, Mia doesn’t have to do anything…

Rather, staying away from danger is what a wise person should do …

But…….

“Mia-sama… do you want to go?”

“………… Huh?”

Sudden voice. When she raised her face, Anne was looking into her face. Her face is serious, and she doesn’t seem to be joking.

“Well, what are you talking about, Anne.
I never said…”

“But… Mia-sama, your face looks like you’re about to cry.”

“Eh? No, that’s not the case …”

All this time, I have been doing my best to avoid the guillotine.

Memories began to resurface in her mind.
Flashback of what happened to her in the past.
She remembered the terror of the guillotine, and all the sweat, tears, and hard work she had shed trying to avert that horrible fate.

So, I’m really sorry but I prefer not to go to such a dangerous place. It’s the right choice to refrain from running into danger.

Her choice was of course obvious.

“…………but”

The more she thought about it, the more the memories came back.
Including a gentle face, riding a horse together, a smiling face chewing on a sandwich, a shy face when dancing… Scene after scene, it was his face that kept appearing.

Mia looked around and saw the faces of the room.

Anne’s, Chloe’s, Zion’s, Keith Wood’s, Rafina’s, Tiona’s …

“… I can’t really say that I don’t want to go after all.”

Mia had a cheerful smile on her face, while saying in a small voice.

“I want to go to Prince Abel… I want to go.”

Freed from choosing choices to escape the fate of the guillotine from her diary, Mia finally makes a choice that is totally hers.
Then Mia looked around and said to everyone around her.

“Can I ask for your cooperation?”

Well, I’m not saying this because I want to meet Prince Abel! This is just a strategy! People might be disillusioned with me and put me again on the guillotine!

Mia muttered the inner tsundere of her heart.

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