Chapter 29: Royalty
Although various things fortified Yuri’s heart, Ellen’s remarks were fully loaded with tsukkomis that it charged right through those fortifications.
At first, he thought that the source of the greying hair of the head maid in Ellen’s household must have been Ellen but, he reluctantly crammed the thought that something even more serious must have happened.
「T, to tell me that I am te, tedious, I-I am royalty. Tedious guy, such i, irreverence!」
Yuri faced Ellen and looked at her in the eyes for the first time.
「What is irreverence? (°▽°)？」
Ellen didn’t know the word irreverence.
「Eh!? I, irreverence is, umm, all n-nobles must give their respect to royalty. That’s because r-royalty is important. Not giving respect, that is i, irreverence. T, to say tedious guy to royalty, that discourteousness is inexcusable, it wouldn’t be strange if you were charged for lèse-majesté!」
Agitated, Yuri mumbled again.
To be asked what irreverence was, it was quite difficult for him, but he was relieved that he was able to explain it in a way a very young child would understand.
「Heee (°▽°) You sure know some difficult words. (°▽°)
Thank you for teaching me it’s meaning (°▽°)」
Ellen was smiling as she gave her gratitude.
Now that I think about it, Ellen is younger than me and is still childish.
She might not have understood the meaning of the word yet.
I, too, am still a child, but since I am an adult to Ellen, does that mean I’ve grown up a little bit? is what Yuri thought.
To such a Yuri, Ellen, with pure and innocent eyes, brought up an even more difficult challenge.
「By the way, why is royalty so important？(°▽°)？」