On our way to Uprichit, my last look at the royal palace seemed peaceful.
Although it was an impulse-based trip, it was only after passing Bureti that I felt proud to leave the Imperial Palace.
Since Bureti was a small country, we left in a day and arrived in eastern Uprichit. The next day, we would reach the Hamel river at the southern port and return to Agrigient.
Thus, I suggested that Ahin should return to Shertogenbosch; he did accept my suggestion, but he looked a little sad.
Did he think I would ask him to come to Agrigient in exchange for the hospitality he showed in Shertogenbosch?
Although I wanted to show him around, I didn't want him to come to Agrigient with me. I knew no place other than my palace!
"When Ria was away, I managed everything with my brother and that emperor. Did you know?"
"Yes, I know. Thank you."
Valer stood beside me with a tired face. I smiled and hugged him.
"I asked if you knew?"
"Yes, I knew."
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