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Chapter 3 – The Mountain Range is Burning (Part 2)
▯The King of Peasants, Rank 71st, Dantalian
Empire Calendar: Year 1506, Month 2, Day 25
The Black Mountains, White Fortress vicinity
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“Your highness, do you truly plan to enter into a ceasefire?”

With our horses’ heads aligned next to one another, Lapis and I moved forward. Seeing our return, the soldiers in our camp started to lower the prisoners. I responded.

“Of course not. Even the margrave will be unable to hold out for more than a couple of days and will soon leap out. Since that man’s sense of justice is strong, he will most likely be unable to withstand a hoodlum such as myself.”

“But then why……”

“I can assure you that the margrave will raid us within 10 days. Is Farnese not already waiting in ambush within the pine forest? All we have to do is pretend to retreat and then proceed to completely envelop the margrave.”

“This one understands your highness’ plan.”

We picked up the speed on our horses. Dust of snow arose from the horses’ hooves. The frigid winter wind swallowed me whole. I enjoyed the sensation that felt as if my body was becoming partially frozen. The winter wind informed me that my body was still alive. I burst out into loud laughter.

“Lapis. The margrave is a righteous individual. That sense of justice turns him into a profound character. However, that profoundness of his is thus his limitation. On the other hand, an unethical person is shallow to no end, and due to that boundless hollowness, they have no limitations. It is quite joyous that I am shallow! Can the margrave manage my happiness? Can any of the righteous fellows in the world handle me? It must be unfortunate for the people who are unable to cope with my joy.”

“It must be nice to be cheerful, your highness.”

Lapis kept our horses close. She then spoke.

“Is your highness certain that the margrave will come out within 10 days?”

“Of course. I believe in that righteousness of his.”

“If that is so, then 20 prisoners will be sufficient.”

“……”

“We do not have a reason to go out of our way to increase the number of prisoners and waste provisions.”

With the reins in my hand, I stared straight at Lapis. Lapis did not blink her eyes even with the winter wind pushing against her.

“Lapis.”

“Yes, your highness?”

“If you die, then you will certainly go to Hell.”

“I see. That is why this one will not die.”

Lapis met my gaze.

“According to a certain someone, they claimed that this one’s life is more precious than your highness’. Since it is such a valuable life, this one must take good care of it.”

I couldn’t believe it.

I asked.

“Do you not feel pity for the lowly prisoners?”

“This one will not commit the mistake of taking the prisoners lightly by pitying them. They are a group that can, at any time, attack this one or your highness. Since this one understands and acknowledges their strength, this one shall kill them.”

Lapis spoke flatly.

“In truth, is it not this one that is sincerely respecting the prisoners?”

Was there a way for me to not laugh in this situation?

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