Bloed, Regina, Eve, and Eres were silent after they left the queen's mansion.
Bloed was lost in his thought, thinking about the meeting just now; and Regina and Eve wanted to give him time to calm down after what happened with the queen.
As for Eres, she had a complicated expression on her face.
She seemed to be thinking about something since a while ago.
Five minutes later, Bloed let out a deep breath and looked at the girls.
"Sorry about that, I think I became a bit too excited back there."
"It's alright, master. She deserved it."
"Mm. To be honest, it felt satisfying seeing the queen like that."
Bloed smiled wryly after he heard Regina and Eve's answers.
"I understand Regina, but could it be that you dislike the queen as well, Eve?"
"Well, The Kingdom of Alterna preaches human supremacy. Although it's not as bad as the Sun Country, most beastmen still dislike it."
Bloed nodded in understanding.
At that moment, he noticed Eres's expression.
"Eres, are you alright?"
"… I am, don't worry, brother." Eres said with a forced smile before letting out a sigh. "It's just that… Brother, I fear that things will turn a bit dangerous for you after today."
"Dangerous?" Bloed was startled. But he understood Eres's meaning in the next second. "Do you mean, the king?"
"Yes… Father is a great king who always puts the kingdom above everything else. But precisely because of that, he will not allow the existence of anything that can threaten the country. Much less now that the situation of the country is a bit unstable."
Bloed frowned and fell deep in thought.
He had already heard about the kingdom's situation from Eres. She told him that the kingdom had seen six small rebellions in the last ten years.
Moreover, the rebellions were becoming worse and worse. The last one, in particular, was pretty bad.
Eres had been the one sent to take care of it, so she knew how bad the situation was.
In the current circumstances, the king was not going to allow the existence of someone like Bloed, a 'prince' carrying clear enmity towards the royal family that could be used to start an even worse rebellion.
"In other words, there is a high chance that he will send assassins after me, right?"
"I fear so, brother." Eres bit her lips and nodded.
"You don't need to worry about that, Bloed," Eve spoke up at that moment. Despite her expressionless face, Eve's eyes were looking at Bloed with a confident gaze. "You are part of Moonlight Glow. We will not stay quiet if the kingdom tries something."
"Mm. They can try. I don't mind going to that kingdom and destroying a few cities."
Hearing Eve and Regina's words, Bloed could not help but smile wryly.
But at the same time, he felt warm inwardly.
With a lover as Regina, and a friend as Eve, why should he fear the retaliation of his former father?
Well, it was not as though he feared it in the first place.
Since the start, he did not care if his father decided to attack him or not.
It would be alright if the king did nothing, but if he decided to send assassins after Bloed, then he should be prepared to face retaliation.
As for the assassins, hehe, they will have to be very lucky if they want to return in one piece.
"Thank you, Regina. And you as well, Eve. I don't know how to repay you for all the help you have given me."
"Stop talking about that, Bloed. We are friends... Although if you truly want to repay me, how about attacking the cat girl of the Sharpclaw family? At this rate, I will have to wait a few years to see progress between you two."
"Fox, what do you think you are suggesting to my master!?"
"... Well, Aya is a good girl... I'm sure that she will be a good wife if she marries Bloed."
"You…" Regina glared at Eve with an angry expression, however, she did not deny Eve's words.
Actually, Regina did not have a problem accepting Aya.
As a Valkyrie created to serve Bloed, Bloed's opinion was first. If Bloed wanted to add someone else to his 'harem', she would not stop it.
At most, she would make sure that his harem would not betray him. And Aya had passed her test long ago.
She would feel a bit jealous, of course. But hey, she was a girl. She had the right to feel jealous.
Bloed looked at Eve and Regina with a wry smile. Just then, he felt a sharp glare coming from Eres.
When he looked towards her in confusion, Eres looked away.
Bloed did not know whether to laugh or to cry. He was about to ask his sister if she was feeling jealous.
[Bloed, you should come back to the club quickly. Something happened!]
He received a message coming from a communication device he left in the tower in case of emergency.
Bloed frowned and replied to the message immediately.
"Liu Ying, what happened?"
[… Someone is here to close the club.]
Bloed was stunned.
However, he immediately realized the seriousness of the situation.
"Regina, Eve, Eres, we need to return to the tower quickly."
"Master, what happened?"
"... It looks like there is an idiot seeking death at the tower."