Picking Up the Exiled Prince

Translator: CleiZz

Editor: mon cherry

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Ch 13 – Falling Asleep

Alan buried his face in the pillow of his bed.

The words I said to Danis, “I won’t say that to someone I don’t like,” wasn’t a lie. However, I was too embarrassed to stay calm after saying something like that.

However, as a matter of fact, when asked what real problems Alan could fix from here, he couldn’t think of anything at the moment. I said that because I’m not a prince right now, so there’s nothing I can return in exchange for Danis’ help. I was embarrassed to be ridiculed and returned.

It’s not that I want to be embraced by a man, but it’s also true that I thought Danis would be fine, so what was I thinking… Alan’s head was whirling.

The man in question was dumbfounded, and fell asleep on the couch.

“… Can we see the way?”

The hand holding the pillow is full of power.

His offer of support was a surprise, but welcome. His interests are, of course, congruent with the point that Danis himself has a use for Gabriel, the prime minister.

That’s why I was relieved when he said that.

In this current situation, where the future was uncertain, those words were very powerful for Alan. So, for a moment, he wondered if he had heard wrong.

Even if there was a possibility that Gabriel would take advantage of Alan’s pursuit, Alan was indebted to Danis for saving him in the alley and hiding him.

 If the soldiers had found him at that time, he might have been turned into a mere puppet.

“….!”

Alan raised his buried face, hearing a sudden low moan. As the noise from Danis trailed off, he grabbed his chest and was suffocating.

He had never seen Danis like this before, and Alan got up and rushed over to his side, wobbling as he was still unsteady on his feet.

“Danis….?”

He was sweating and breathing hard. The fact that he didn’t react when Alan called out to him suggested that he had a nightmare.

I shook his body lightly and called out several times, and when Danis woke up, he was still out of breath and dazedly looking at Alan’s face, it seemed that his consciousness was still unclear.

Alan was stunned. It was surprising to see such a normally calm Danis looking like this, and he was concerningly pale.

“I’ll go get someone.”

Alan didn’t know what to make of this situation. He was about to stand up, thinking he’d better go get Tim or Bourne, when Danis grabbed him by the arm.

His body, which was originally swaying when Danis pulled his arm, did not have the power to support himself, and when he fell onto Danis, he was embraced as it was.

“Eh? Eh!??”

“…You don’t have to yell. Stay a little while.”

Alan’s heart was pounding and his face was hot from the sudden and inexplicable embrace, and he was agitated hearing the sound of his heartbeat. Alan was so flustered that he couldn’t even move when he noticed that Danis was taking several slow, deep breaths.

If I had to describe my current state of mind in one word, it would be that it’s very embarrassed.

After a few minutes of Alan not knowing what was going on, Danis exhaled slowly, and his grip weakened, and he raised himself up with Alan in his arms.

“I’m sorry, I’ve just always been a bad dreamer. It’s no big deal.”

Danis said so, but his complexion was still bad, and his bangs were mussed and his head was lowered. With a tired face, Danis stood up, but Alan unconsciously grabbed Danis’ sleeve.

To be honest, Alan’s heart was still beating loudly, but he was more worried about Danis’ weary face, which he rarely showed.

“Let me be alone for a minute.”

He grabbed a box of cigarettes and started to leave the room.

“Maybe that’s why you said you couldn’t sleep without human contact?”

Danis paused for a moment, then replied, “Yes,” and left the room.

If that was the case, it would explain why he used me as a pillow when we first met, and at other times. The fact that he said his nightmares had always been there meant that it was not something that could be easily cured.

If Tim had told him that no one was allowed in the house when he was here, would he have looked so blue all that time? Alan looked anxiously at the closed door through which Danis had left.

It was the evening, the sun had gone down, and the brilliant sunset was completely replaced by a starry night sky.

Danis went out on the balcony to take in the breeze. He was about to pull out a cigarette when he realized that he had forgotten to bring a match to light it. As he was about to let out a sigh, he was quickly offered a lit match from the side.

“Don’t go out in this condition where you can be easily targeted.”

It was Bourne who was presenting it to me.

Bourne and Tim, who have been with each other for a long time since joining this dark organization, knew that I have bad dreams. Bourne didn’t say anything more, even if my complexion wasn’t right for now, as it was a common occurrence back at the base.

He lit a cigarette and took a drag to calm himself down.

“Let me at least get some air.”

As I watched the smoke of cigarettes flow in the wind, Tim came down gracefully from the roof.

“What are you doing when you have a remedy at your side?”

“Noisy…. that’s the prince of this country.”

“I’m sure you’ll be able to understand why I’m here,” said Danis, who had grown tired of Tim’s snide remarks.

They were both surprised at the same time.

Bourne started to put his sunglasses back on, while Tim, surprisingly, was dazzled.

“Well, I was wondering if Tim knew what he was doing. Didn’t your arm get dislocated for him?”

Hearing this ridicule, Tim darted his eyes and scratched his temples.

“Danis-san, that’s nasty. I didn’t think you were hiding such a person in such a place … No wonder the soldiers aren’t giving up on the search.”

Seeing Tim’s strange impatience, he laughs back with a snort. You probably feel at least guilty about having drugged the prince.

“You’ve had your fun, now it’s time to get to work.”

“Oi! You’re spreading misinformation. I came here to discuss work, but just forgot the main subject.”

Say that first. Danis looked doubtfully at Tim. Tim laughed lightly, as usual, at his antics.

“It was the guy who told me he wanted to meet Danis in the daytime, but I saw him interacting with the soldiers after all. So, I tried to track down the soldier’s source, but it seems that the squad that Danis-san doesn’t like is digging in.”

“…Chris Levsky.”

Hearing Tim’s words, the first thing Danis came up with was the Levsky family, one of the country’s most famous knight families.

Tim nodded, and Danis wrinkled his brows.

I know that squad disgustingly well, having been hunted down many times by them. It wasn’t uncommon in a country with a rank-and-file system for a young captain to take command, but his command skills stood out from the rest of the squad.

A troublesome person came out …

“I know I’m trying to find out, but I need to meet him …?”

“Sure, it’s a little strange.”

Yes, Danis nodded.

If it was just a matter of bringing the prince back, which was a certain possibility, this Chris Levsky guy would have made a more spectacular move long ago. The behavior of the soldiers would have changed in a straightforward manner, and it wouldn’t have been surprising if they had come here to find out the location of the base.

This is what they are trying to do through one of their insiders.

“It would be troublesome if the location of the base were exposed. Let’s make a bet here.”

“What, you mean…?”

“Give the trick and destination information to the person who is searching for it.”

Danis laughed improperly at them.


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Jehlily
Jehlily
1 month ago

Thanks for the new chapter!!!!!