Lezlie-Chan, Mila-Chan, and I managed to get safely to the sea Kingdom. I didn't expect us to arrive so quickly, and we were faced with a really beautiful view. After we got out of the carriage, we started moving towards the castle. The castle was surrounded by soldiers. In every corner, in every field, there was a soldier. While we were walking the soldiers began to look suspiciously at Lezlie-Chan and me. And it made a pretty scary atmosphere.
"Princess Mila, we are honored to see you again. We heard reinforcements were attacked. I hope you are."
"Thank you, Luyi, I'm fine. These people saved me."
"And the reinforcements, Miss Mila?"
"Unfortunately they failed. I'm sorry."
"I understand, I'm really sorry to hear it. Our king will be very happy to see you. Please come in."
"So where is my father?"
"In the lobby of the castle, he was waiting for you to return."
Mila turned to us and signaled with her hand,
"All right, let's go before we waste any more time, Lezlie, Babu. we have to see my father."
We followed Mila-Chan into the castle. After a long and flashy corridor, we arrived in a huge lobby. There were some soldiers and a big guy in the lobby. He was almost twice my height, and he had a fairly large size. Then I realized the crown on his head. It was the King. As soon as Mila-Chan saw the King, she started running towards him,
He was really impressive, and I started looking at him in admiration.
As soon as the King saw Mila-Chan, he hugged her and said,
"My Little Girl! So you're back, I was worried about you. Where have you been, what happened?"
"Calm down, I'm fine. I've just met a few people I don't want to meet, that's all."
"What exactly happened to you?"
"The fifth elite soldier and several soldiers of the epic trapped me. Thanks to my men, I managed to escape their trap, and then I found these people. These people saved me from the fifth elite soldier and helped me get here."
The King looked at us and said,
"Did they save you?"
"Yes, It was them who saved me. Actually, I am really grateful for that."
The King reached out his hand to me and said,
"Thank you, although it was my duty as a king, I failed to do so. We cannot thank you enough."
"No, no, I have to help people in need, like Mila-Chan. After all, that's my specialty."
"So where did you come from? Why are you helping people?"
"Actually, we're on this path because of our friend who saved us from our difficult situations. We're helping people to pay him back. And of course, helping people who need help is the most important thing for us. It has a meaning for all of us."
"I understand that. I can't thank you enough. And also I would like to ask, Is there anything you want?"
When The King said that, I looked at Lezlie-Chan. She looked like she wanted to say the same thing. She then nodded. I turned to King and said,
"Actually, there's something we want from you."
He smiled and said, "Oh, so you want something. And what kind of request is that?"
"We know the battle you're in with the second epic. So we want to help you, but in return, please give up Mila-Chan's forced marriage."
Mila turned her head to him and said,
"They know the man who defeated the first elite soldier, Dad. And they want to help us."
"Mila, we can't ask anyone for help, especially at a time like this. I know you don't want to get married, but-"
She got surprised and said, "What are you talking about?"
"Listen, they may have saved you, but we still don't know them. We can't just recruit people we don't know."
She got angry and shouted, "I don't really understand how you think people who stand up to Epic people can work with them. They help people, and they did help me. You have to understand that!"
Then he shouted back, "And you have to understand that we can not trust them!"
Then he said,
*Sigh* "Look, we just can't do that. I know you are facing a situation that you don't want to be in. But you have to trust me. Please, Mila."
"Okay, I understand. Then I'll be in my room. See you then. Come on guys, let's go."
She then started walking slowly.
After she walked away, The King looked at us and said,
"I can't accept the offer you're saying if there's nothing else you want. Please leave the castle."
I knew the King wouldn't be convinced right now. At least we should have waited until Ryuu-Kun and Hiroshi-San arrived. Then I came up with an idea, and I turned to the King,
"Well, Actually, sir, there's something else."
"We've been looking for our friends for days, but we haven't found any trace of them, so I wonder if you could send a team to find them."
"Are your friends a cowboy and a young boy?"
"Yes, they are. But how did you know?"
"I sent a team to the second port to search for my daughter, and when Epic's soldiers attacked my men, your friends saved my men."
I got happy and said, "Really!"
Then Lezlie said,
"Babu-San, this is truly good news! That means Ryuu-San and Hiroshi-San are safe!"
"Yeah, you are right."
"Yeah, great, but your friends almost destroyed the port. The guy with the hat blew up one bar, and the other knocked down two big buildings."
I said, "Good enough, I guess."
Then Lezlie looked at the King and said,
"According to my guess....."
While the King was about to say it, A familiar voice behind us said,
We were really happy to see them, so we ran towards them. I jumped on Hiroshi-San, shouting,
"We are really happy to see you back, Ryuu-San, Hiroshi-San!"
Then Hiroshi said,
"All Right, Panda. I missed you too. Get off me before I break my bone."
"Okay, okay, I am sorry. I am just happy to see you two are fine."
"Are you guys all right?"
"The Princess of the Sea People, Mila-Chan, helped us get here. So, we didn't have any trouble. But wherever you were, no matter how much we searched for you, we couldn't find you."
He got excited and said, "Princess of The Sea People? Wow, I didn't think we'd see a sea person here!"
Then Hiroshi said, "The first few days when we came ashore were difficult but now we are fine. What are you guys doing here with the Princess?"
"Princess Mila needed help. The fifth elite soldier was after her, and she also lost a lot of his men. We decided to help her, but because he had superhuman speed, he didn't let us go easily. And he said he was after the Princess. We slowed him down, but we couldn't fight him. Then we came here."
Hiroshi said, "And do you or the princess know anything about why he's after you?"
"It is said that King's son of this kingdom will marry the princess of the sea people and form an alliance between the kingdoms, and they do not want this to happen."
The king turned to us and said,
"That's not the only reason."
Hiroshi looked at the king and said,
"What do you mean."
"The only reason they're after my daughter is not to break the alliance, but they also want her tears."