My Ex-Husband Became The Male Lead - Chapter 6
Chapter 6 [Part 1] – A Stubborn Young Man
Kaligo’s polite treatment and familiarity towards him made it clear to me that it is someone who bears a title comparable to that of the Grand Duke or even a higher one.
Even with only these few conjectures, she was able to predict the man’s identity.
It is said that Grand Duke Kaligo and Prince Desian have been close since childhood because of their similar tendencies and behaviors.
A deranged Desian who was comparable to a cursed Kaligo.
No, rather, he was worse than Kaligo in terms of his cruelty.
Upon hearing Desian’s words, Kaligo turned around slowly. Ashia, too, turned after, but her view was covered by Kaligo’s big back, which made her unable to see anything.
“At least greet me. I’m the Crown Prince of this Empire.”
It was definitely said in a soft tone, but that’s not all. As the sound of his footsteps became clearer, Kaligo pushed Ashia behind his back.
Behind the large Kaligo, a small Ashia was hidden without a trace.
“What’s wrong? Who is she?”
Desian tilted his head to see the woman hidden behind Kaligo.
“……..This is my guest that I invited for my personal reasons.”
As Kaligo turned his head around following his gaze refusing to back down, Desian’s eyes grew darker.
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A strange tension filled the atmosphere as soon as the confrontation took place. No one easily turned his back and tried to go on his own way.
Apparently, the two were close friends who grew up together since they were still a child and were described as close friends, regardless of their status.
But, at present, the conversation between the two men felt more like one between a king and his subject than one between close friends. Not only that, but also the tension felt between generals from opposing sides encountered on the battlefield was also evident.
‘I never heard of a rumor saying that you two have a bad relationship. What’s wrong with you two……?’
It seemed as if Kaligo wasn’t just simply being cautious. It was difficult for Ashia to understand the current situation in which he confronted his friend to protect a wizard whom he didn’t even know well.
‘Since he wants to be greeted so badly, I’ll say hello once and get on the carriage as soon as I finish greeting him…….’
Ashia escaped from behind Kaligo’s back and opened her mouth.
“Oh, hello there-”
However, Kaligo interrupted her and said to Desian.
“She’s a wizard.”
He responded to Desian’s question and pushed Ashia, who had escaped, behind his back and hid her once again.
At the word ‘wizard’, Desian’s eyebrows flinched.
The Towers of Wizards. They are independent forces that do not belong to any Empire.
The world’s wizards are set not to be bound by the titles or status of all the people belonging to any Empire. In other words, no matter which Empire they travel to, or whoever they meet regardless of their title, they are placed on an equal footing with them.
The nobles, including the Emperor, are not allowed to put the wizards of the tower under their feet, nor are the wizards allowed to rise above the heads of the nobles, including the Royal Family.
A relationship where both parties have equal rights. This close relationship had been followed for a long time. Mainly because the tower was a group with good reasoning and power.
“Oh, you’re from the Tower.”
“That’s right. I’ll be seeing her off, so go in the mansion first-”
“What’s wrong? Even if that’s the case, I’m sure she can still greet me properly, right?”
Desian interrupted Kaligo and persistently looked at Ashia, who was hiding behind him.
“Unlike our Emperor, I have no feelings of anger towards the Tower and its wizards.”
Desian took a step closer.
“It’s rather the opposite. I’m one of those few people who want to get along with wizards.”
In particular, as Desian added, “Even more so if she is a woman.”, the gap between Kaligo’s eyebrows narrowed.
Due to the nature of the Imperial Family, who despised the Tower and its wizards, he thought that if he included the word “wizard”, he’d be able to get away with it. However, he seemed to have rather aroused his curiosity.
I wasn’t sure if he was interested in wizards or simply in the woman who was wearing a robe.
At the moment Kaligo tried to stop Desian from approaching Ashia,
A voice called Ashia’s name out of nowhere, which made the three turn their heads to the direction of where the sound came from in unison.
The wizard, Ventus, lived on the fourth floor of the Grand Duke’s mansion.
The moment he started living there, he was always given a hearty meal, a cozy bed, a generous funding, and top quality mana stones.
For Ventus, the Grand Duke’s residence was heaven. If he continues to help Kaligo get what he wants, he could get as much support as he wanted and be able to study comfortably.
5 years have passed since he settled down here.
When Redin, who told him that he’d bring Ashia to him, disappeared without a word, Ventus, who was walking around, headed to the window.
His lab is located on the fourth floor, whereas the Grand Duke’s office, where Ashia was in, is on the second floor.
It’s only a few steps away, but I never thought it would be this difficult for me to see your face.
‘Can’t I just go in there?’
-He told me not to let anyone in.
As he recalled what Redin told him, he slowly scratched his forehead.
Ventus, who was a wizard from the tower, is not obliged to listen to Kaligo’s orders. However, it was not possible for him to interfere in their conversation.
Even more so since it was Ventus himself who had been watching Kaligo suffer from sexual desire or lust.
‘Now that it has come to this, it would be better for his condition to get treated already……’
Sitting by the window, I looked down at the garden of the mansion with a look of boredom.
What came to sight was Desian, the Crown Prince, descending from the carriage bearing the emblem of the Imperial Palace.
‘…….What is he doing here again?’