“Leon, you came!”
“Leon, please tell Giorg to get us out of here!!”
When Ghazel and Armada saw Leon, they jumped against the bars and said with an uncanny expression on their faces.
“Calm down, both of you.”
“Calm down you said!! We’ve been in this place for three days now!!”
“That’s right!! We’ve been here for three days now!! I’ll never forgive him!!”
“Listen to me, both of you!!”
Leon’s shout made both of them shut their mouths.
“Do you both understand what’s going on? Giorg has already taken the legal steps to execute you both. I’m told that His Majesty, the King, has already approved it.”
“N-No way! What is Onii-chan doing?” (She talking about the Viscount)
“Their parents’ family, the Viscounts, have been replaced.”
They gulped at the information coming from Leon. They had passed out during the condemnation, and when they woke up, they were already in the prison. They had spent many anxious days without any information about what was going on outside, when suddenly they were told to get out, and were put into a carriage for transport and put into this Legnos prison.
“Yeah, but I think Giorg is having some doubts about the execution of both of you.”
“I think he’s still hesitant about executing his own father.”
“Hoo……, I see.”
Leon’s unexpected information made Ghazel grin and laugh.
“Yeah, if you show even a hint of remorse here, there’s a chance Giorg will let you live.”
“Wait a minute. What about me?”
Then Armada called out anxiously to him. Unlike Ghazel, Armada was not related to him by blood, which made her uneasy. She doesn’t want to be the only one to be executed.
“Don’t worry. Mother will be spared too.”
“How can you be so sure?”
“Giorg said he would change the punishment depending on how you behave.”
“Is that true?”
“Yes, that’s what he said.”
The two grinned at each other at Leon’s appearance. These two are still underestimating Giorg in this situation.
“In the meantime, both of you keep an honorable attitude. I’ll talk to Giorg about reducing your sentence.”
“I hate to have to bow to that woman’s son, but I don’t have a choice.”
Both of them gave a sneer at Leon’s appeal.
“In the meantime, both of you are going to talk about how you are aware of your sins and repent of them because I urged you to reflect on it, so please treat the servants with an honorable attitude.”
“All right. I’m counting on you.”
“All right. Leon, I’ll do as you say.”
“Good. Just a little more patience. If your sentence is reduced, we can start over without the Zafings again.”
Leon then left the prison, leaving them alone.
“Kukuku…… Giorg, no matter how cold-hearted you are, you’re still just a kid.”
“Yes, I’m going to take over the Zafing family one more time, just for the heck of it. I won’t screw it up this time.”
Both grinned their ugly smirks.
” Pardon the interruption.”
I was in my office, enjoying the scent of tea, when Leon walked in.
“How are they doing?”
I asked Leon while enjoying the scent of the tea. To be honest, I didn’t want Leon to interrupt my precious time, but I needed to educate the miserable idiot who was dancing in my hands, so I decided to deal with him.
“Yes. When I told them to be aware of their sins, they seemed to repent of their actions.”
“I see. …… They regretted murdering my mother?”
“Yes. Giorg-sama …… May I have a moment”
“What is it?”
Leon’s tone of voice is as uncomfortable as possible, as if he cares about me. Well, I have no doubt that soon his smug expression will turn to despair, so I’ll try to keep it down.
“Yes. By any chance, Giorg-sama, do you have to execute father and mother in front of your people?”
“Don’t you really want to execute them, Giorg-sama?”
I gave him a puzzled look. It’s too flowery a thought process. I had been trying to play it off as generous earlier, but my patience evaporated at once at this sickening thought process.
“Revenge produces nothing! It will only leave Giorg-sama empty!”
“Leon ……Don’t say a word more!”
“No, I will not be silenced! Giorg-sama, revenge is not in Giorg-sama’s best interest!”
After hearing my words, Leon continued unconcerned. It seems that Leon thinks that my mind is moving and is trying to fold me in.
This is offensive. I should shut him up.
I decided to do so and put my back fist into Leon’s face.
Leon’s face fell back at the same time as a cracking sound was emitted. The next moment, I grab Leon by the chest and pull him down, slamming his face into the desk.
“Leon, I told you to shut up. What are trying to get a hold of me?”
Leon’s face twisted in confusion at the delayed pain.