Nike, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry King Livius on behalf of her country after losing a game of rock, paper, scissors to her three older sisters. Upon arriving at the Sun Kingdom, she discovers that the Livius, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is only eleven years old!
The fateful romance of the light and the rain
Ch 103: I HAVE NEVER SEEN
What the heck is there in this deep of mountains!?
We've been here for 3 days, you know? Oi, do you listen to me!?
Mountainous area southern of Rahma
Aah, I can't believe this
It's not something a member of the royal family would do, you know
I'm a city boy after all
It seems there are also bears here, after all
This is winter so they should be hibernating, though
That only makes me can't let Memphis-sama alone, right!
You're so noisy
I've told you that you didn't need to come if you didn't like, right
At the first place, there's no more prodigy like your highness that suitable to be our country's prince!
The first prince of Sea Kingdom is eaten by a bear wouldn't be a joke!!
Please indulge yourself in luxury more!
What are you saying about?
A handsome and brilliant future ruler
Everyone is free to do anyone they want right
Moreover, I DO indulge myself with the research funds
but even so, you never appear, not even once, at the dinner party of the high society
So it's okay
As expected from the royal family
Hobby is archeology...!
Hana was angry and told me to appear at the high society meets too but
It can't be helped
I'm more interested
This world what...?
to this world's structure
Irin, do you ever think that it's strange?
Why rain doesn't fall but this world still can hold just fine
I think, that's just how it is
The thing that is called as water, it changes its form and going through a cycle
From the sea become the clouds, from the clouds become the rain, and then falls to the earth
We're living normally
That's why we aren't even questioning it
And by the way, the last "rain" happened hundred years ago, it was dropping so drastically
But originally, something like this is impossible
Even if we were dried up, it couldn't be helped.
At the very least,
Well, the Sand Kingdom is exactly in the middle of drying up process now, though
the southern world still has no problem with drinking water and agricultural irrigation
But not just that, this forest
Even though rain doesn't fall, they don't change at all
and until the gr@sslands
Do you know that this means?
Something is letting us live
Exactly, whatever it is, it's very neat that...
Well, it's not something that you'd anticipate at all, though
Look, we've arrived at our destination
Ah, so it's this time's historic ruins...
No, I was talking about Your Highness though just now
Is it really a historic ruin?
tte, so small
Eeh, I think we aren't wrong, though
Rather than a historic ruin, isn't it just a gravestone?
the shape matches too
You really came until this deep in the mountain, huh
Ooooi, Your Majesty Memphis
Thank you so much for your information
Then, is it the historic ruin you talked about?
I heard that it seemed there were a lot of these in the whole world but
Yes, this is really a mysterious thing
Yes, and there was something weird happened recently, you see
In this deep of mountain, there are two of these, both have the same shape
It's moving around in the middle of the night, you know. On its own.
Furthermore, from the inside was heard a woman's singing voice
What was the song!?
Uumm, I don't know until that much
Ah, I've heard a song from my sister
Since long time ago, this monument has been thought as something ominous
There's a say that when this monument changes, the world end is near
But yeah, it sounded like that
What it sang was Nike-hime's rain calling song, without doubt
This world's mystery, as I thought
is located around the Rain Dukedom
If it's like this, we have to immediately go to meet her now
Nike-hime of course! Quickly after this
Quickly after this you said
Don't be kidding, your highness...
Just how far do you think the Sun Kingdom from here?
It's okay, where there's a will, there's a way
Don't "ahaha" me
Waah, the morning in Sun Kingdom
it's so refreshing, right
They really came
I... can't believe this
It did occurr to my mind to take rest, but without I realized days had already p@ssed, you see
Since then we seriously went down the mountain for whole 5 days...
throughout the nights on a horse...
If it really did, like h*ll you'd make me pull all-nighter for 5 days!!
Or rather, suddenly coming like this, can we really meet with the Sun King?
Now, now. We've safely arrived at the royal castle, after all. Let's just say it's all well and good
Like h*ll it would, the guard is clearly suspecting us, you know?
Eeh, it'll be fiiine~
We can't just p@ss with showing my face?
We can't just p@ss by showing my face?
It's because you're always secluding yourself in mountains, right
Let me met with Nike-hime the rain summoner
Come, come heeere!
Are you going for a walk?
Please stop, it's embarr@ssing!
But I don't have something like that
First, you have to show to the gatekeeper something that can prove your social status!
What's your business with Nike-hime?
You can't meet with the princess but I can listen to your story, though?
Eh, that will help
If can, I want to meet with someone who knows very well about the Rain Dukedom, a resident from there will be better though
Someone like a resident of Rain Dukedom, there's no way they can be easily here
They're SSR, you know
Well, you're right though
Rather than saying I'm from the Rain Dukedom,
I'm Nike's older sister, you know
I'm from the family?
Am I not enough?
Finally I met
with someone from the Rain Kingdom
Please go out with me
What's with this chill...
Did you get a cold?
From that Sun Kingdom, to far away in the north
Sky Grand Dukedom
Have you finished your preparation?
I'm perfect here
The equipment needed to North Province sure are amazing
It's warm and pleasant
I don't feel cold at all
Well, when we've arrived at the North, even with this it'd be still normally cold
Of course we're going too
Garta and Niel is still preparing, they asked us to wait
Without Your Majesty agree or not
Let's get going
Nike-sama, Your Majesty
You've been really helping us to restore our town
You've been really helping us to restore our town
No matter how much I say thanks, it'll be never enough
thank you very much
To be honest,
I'm really sad
Yeah, me too
that we have to part now
Nefero asked me to give this to you
I've treated you badly, I'm sorry
As I thought, he's really the worst
until the end
he doesn't let me hate him
I also have something I want you to p@ss to Nefero
Tell him, "be careful and don't force yourself,
if you die, I'll kill you"
If there's something that troubling you, don't hold it alone, okay
You can always tell it to me!
Nefero too! Listen, okay!
Depend on me!
Hey, I wish you to quit that already but...
Are you listening? Oi
But Your Majesty was... from your own accord
Just something like that, I can easily say it!
telling him to depend on His Majesty, I'm so touched
who do you think I am!?
it's also the first time I saw it
I was so touched
that's just how much everyone is touched to the heart by the Sun King-sama's growth!
That's why I told you, stop it!
treating me like a kid!
things like growth or anything like that, I don't understand
Before I realized it,
about Al and about the Sun King too
I had become able to talk normally about them
Anyway, let's talk about what we're going to do after this
First, we go down to the spine and get out from the high grounds, right
After we get out from the high lands, there'll be a mountain path
After that, we'll be moving to the east
Sing long time ago, there had been wars to fight for the Spine
3 days after we go from the Spine, we'll arrive at the great forest
After we p@ss that, we'll enter the Kingdom of Ice
To p@ss the Spine, the risk is too high for novices but
Right now, it's certain that we have no other choice but this forest route to go to the North
It's like p@ssing through the north of the Sea Kingdom, huh
This carriage too, only can reach until the place that still has road, after all
After that, we have no choice but to walk by foot
After we get out from the highlands there will be a relay station town too
And before we entering the forest, there's a royal family mansion
Anyway, our destination is that, right
Sleeping on the outside is fun, you know
Also, Your Majesty, I'm sorry for intruding while we're so busy but
After this, there is a spring that's among the top 100 most famous spring. Can we...
You really can't read the air at all, don't you!
At the end, they went
It's so sparkling...
So you're still awake
Is Garta okay?
Somehow, I just can't sleep
He seems has been piling up fatigues, so he's really fast asleep now
I'm going to sleep now but
If there's anything, just call me
Your Majesty, umm...
Eeeh... Livi, you're still awake!?
Everyone is so full of energy
Well, not as much as you though
Inside the forest after this, it seems there are some really good mushrooms that we can pick up
Hehe, somehow my eyes are so clear
and the rumor says, it's also a spot of fairies
Niel, what was it again?
I want us to make a stopover here
Niel wherever he goes he's still Niel, isn't he
You just go sleep!
S'riously, I can't help but feel tired seeing him
the bed is so soft~
It smells nice~
Are you not going to sleep? Hey~
Let's take some tea from the kitchen
We have tomorrow too
Won't we become not able to sleep more then?
I have something that I want to tell you, it'll be a little long
If you're tired then it's fine but
I had decided that I'd tell you after we arrived here
I think I have to
hear everything about that from Livi himself
So the time is now
I want to hear it
It's the story about "you", right
I want to hear it
I've been waiting for it, you know
Livi started to talk
and about the people who are tied with the string of fate with him,
calmly, he is telling me
My father name is Leonidas Orvinus Ivrika
He was the new king of the Sun Kingdom and the one who brought it to its golden age
My mother name is Sheila
She was a maiden of a household
that secretly lived deep inside the gr@sslands
When she met the Sun King, she was 14 years old
The limit to still able living in the gr@sslands is approaching
The war doesn't show any sign of ending
Can't bear harsh life, everyone but our family from our nation have left
and on top of things, with the rain is so little, the gr@ssland itself has started to change
But the Sun King came and promised
Now, looking for the water vein is also difficult
to give us residences and stable livelihood
in exchange, he wanted you to follow him to the Sun Kingdom
We absolutely will never sell you
In the gr@sslands, the weak die and the strong live, that's the rule
We won't let the Sun King or anyone soils that pride of us
If we don't have the power, then we just need to accept the fate
But Zokuchou-sama, I'm sorry
*Zokuchou: head of a family
I want to live in luxury life
You're going to the Sun Kingdom, they said, why!?
I hear you also got hit by the Zokuchou-sama, is that true!?
It's fine like this
Now it's not late, let's apolo-...
The only young people in the family are only you two
Please take care of everyone for me
Always get along, okay
How's your feeling after being sold,
You said that you wanted to live in luxury I heard?
What's with those eyes
You want to say how much you hate me? That's fine, I'll listen
That's fine with me, as long as I can make it happens, I'll grant anything no matter what you wish,
now I'm in the good mood, after all
hate you, huh...
I have nothing like that
Sun King, I'm grateful to you
Zokuchou-sama too, even though he says things about our pride,
in secret he goes to the city and lowering his head to its residents
My grandmother who raised me, everyday she went to far away water place until she broke her leg and died
My cousin Faa-nii, his grandfather, even though he's already at his limit to be able to take care of the sheeps, but he is enduring it and still go working
Even though everyone is so desperately living like this,
I've always hated that
but what's there in the end of our path is only destruction
even if I have to be your s3x slave
That's why, if it's to make everyone's life easier
it'll be pretty cheap
What's with that way of talking!
What the heck, so you were just pretending when you said you wanted live in luxury, huh
Where the h*ll did you learn that
Yeah, but if I didn't say I would never get Zokuchou's agreement after all
But, you see,
Also, I want to try it too for once
because with this, I've lost my birthplace for forever,
How should I say it, it looks like I've brought an outrageously stubborn girl, huh
and as I thought,
I feel so sad
She's strong, but she's still appropriate for her age
And with that, Sheila entered the royal place
3 years later
she gave birth to a boy
and also, known as the day when Livius was born to this world
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