Life after a Broken Engagement

Translator: Amber.es

Editor: Xia

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Chapter 13

The time had come for me to finally show off my hidden dancing skills to the world. So far, I hadn’t danced at any of the parties I’d attended at the royal palace, but tomorrow it would be my turn to dance.

It was by the wish of the Crown Prince Erlan.

I heard that Crown Prince Erlan hailed from the largest country in our area and that he had a long-standing friendship with His Highness Willacliff.

Since it was the first time in ten years that His Highness Erlan had visited, a grand party lasting three days and three nights was organised. Naturally, the royal family would be invited to attend, but still His Highness Willacliff was initially reluctant to bring me along.

“Professor Reedbell’s teachings should hold up here. Though I don’t believe anyone will talk to me directly, I remember the history of both countries and I’ll keep their cultures in mind. I won’t make a mistake.”

“I have never doubted Runa’s efforts and diligence. You are my undisputed companion. No matter which country’s aristocracy one belonged to, they would not have any complaints if you appeared in front of them.”

Just receiving compliments from His Highness made my cheeks flush. Unlike when I was complimented by others, simply having His Highness Willacliff acknowledge me made me very happy.

“I will do my best!”

“That’s not what I meant… Ah, how should I phrase it…”

“Your Highness?”

Unexpectedly, His Highness made a troubled face. For him to show that expression, was it no good for me to be too much in the public eye?

Though it was true that male partners were common, I heard that in His Highness Erlan’s country, even marriages between men of noble and royal families were common. I was sure they wouldn’t look at me strangely. Perhaps then, I could finally fulfill my role as His Highness’s companion…

“Ah, don’t look so sad. It’s not your fault at all. I have a bad habit of worrying unnecessarily.”

“Your Highness?”

“No, we can’t do this forever. Since it’s a special party, let’s choose the best outfit. Let’s see…  Let’s choose one with vibrant colours. Yes, that shade of red looks good.”

“Your Highness…”

He unbuttoned my night robe, and my voice leaked out as he pinched my nipples.

Before I knew it, my chest was poking out, before His Highness had even touched them. It was incredibly embarrassing, but after His Highness said, “I’m glad you were anticipating me,” I tried to resist covering them with my hands. 

“The sides of your hair have grown out quite a bit. A braid on one side might look good.”

Right then, the hair on my right was brushed back, exposing an ear that was currently being nipped at. Being gently sucked on and bitten at that unclean place…it was too embarrassing.

“Runa… My most beloved Runa…”

The sound of His Highness’s breath and the feeling of his hot tongue on the nape of my neck made my whole body tremble. His Highness’s fingers and tongue caressed and traced over my entire body. Finally, when I accepted His Highness’s member, it became harder to hold back my voice.

“Hah… Mhm.. A..ah….”

“I’ve been able to get a lot deeper inside… Ah, it’s like you’re sucking on me down there… I don’t think I can hold on any more…”

“Ah, a… Not there… Your..High—”

“Runa, I’m not ‘Your Highness’, right?”

I felt His Highness’s heat on my back and heard his pleased voice saying, “Look”, as his hot, hard rod slowly entered me.

It should have been very painful. But somehow, before I knew it, I found myself feeling so good that the inside of my stomach was trembling. I shuddered so much that I was afraid my back would break.

”Ah, ah ― ! Ah, that’s… No… Ah!”

“Look, Runa…. Say it?”

“Mn, a.. Your Highness… ah… Sir… Willa!”

“……Ah, I can’t help it when you call me with your honeyed voice……”

Within a breath, he pushed even deeper inside of me. My vision started to flicker.

My waist was pressed down from behind, and my upper body crumpled down as my arms finally lost their strength.

“When I heard that you and Hart were engaged, I felt like I had lost everything.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to get things done if I was out of the country… At the time, I mourned that he was just a stupid little brother, but now I’m glad that he is what he is.”

“Fua, ah ―!”

“My marriage candidates moved as I expected. Among them, Lady Beata was the most accomplished, so I gave her to Hart.”

“..Hii…. ah… ah..stop..if you touch them together….ah..”

“I’m really glad I got there in time, and was able to quickly wrap up the situation with you… Ah, it feels like I’m soaked in your juices. Now… where should I go first?”

“No! Not touching together… ah…ah!”

“Then, let’s do both sides… Look, it’s swallowing me whole.”

“St-stop! Will, I’m going … going to go, so… ah ―”

“En…”

Even though I couldn’t hear His Highness’s words very well, I could clearly hear my own loud, pounding heartbeat.

Ah, His Highness is… Sir Will is inside of me….

It was enough to make my insides clench. I pressed my hips against Sir Will’s hips, begging for more.

His hand continued to rub my manhood as he continued to pump in and out of me. From the squelching sounds I heard, I must have released enough tonight to cover his hands.

I have to wipe it off quickly… Just as that thought came to my mind, Sir Will pulled his hand away and placed it into his mouth. I desperately tried to stop him, but my lethargic body moved too slowly.

“Tonight, Runa tastes rather sweet.”

“If you say something like that…”

“All of you is mine… Your body seems to be getting used to me. Once more, I think you’ll be fine.”

“Your Highness.”

“Runa.”

“… Sir Will.”

“Yes, let’s stop using this awkward title of ‘Your Highness’. Right, you don’t have to be afraid. I won’t do anything excessive. Just let me taste your insides once more, Runa.”

When I was faced with those bewitching green eyes, I couldn’t say no. Furthermore, I, too, was…

After that, I welcomed His Highness into my body twice more. The next day, I was able to get out of bed before noon had passed. Perhaps, as His Highness said, he didn’t do anything unreasonable…


His Highness Crown Prince Erlan was a man who had somewhat dark skin and a dashing face.

Although he was still a crown prince, his friendly personality was similar to His Highness Willacliff.

“It’s true. With such a beautiful woman, one can understand why Will was in such a hurry at that time.”

“A ‘beautiful woman’ is just…”

“Oh, I apologize for any disrespect. It’s a figure of speech I used because of your beauty. Please forgive me.”

“No, there’s no need for that.”

Was it correct for my hand to be taken and even kissed through my gloves?

This kind of act was done for unmarried women, but even as the companion of His Highness Willacliff, it was not something that a man like myself should receive.

“That’s why I didn’t want you to see Prince Erlan. Immediately giving such a flirtatious glance, as expected.”

“Oops, that’s saying too much. I don’t remember doing anything like that, though?”

“Don’t lie. Don’t you have lovers in various countries? It doesn’t matter to you whether they’re a man or a woman.”

“That’s true, but I’m not doing anything dishonest, am I? I love everyone equally.”

The word ‘love’ surprised me. Professor Reedbell mentioned it was commonplace for men and women to talk about love in His Highness Erlan’s country. It seemed to be true.

“But you’re much more beautiful than I could have imagined, Sir Ernis. I’ve never seen such a beauty before. I can fully understand how young Will fell in love at first sight.”

“Runa’s beauty isn’t just about his appearance. He’s diligent, hardworking, and above all, modest.”

“I see. A lady by day and a seductress by night. That’s the ideal of every man in the world.”

“This man you’re talking about is…”

Hearing those words uttered by His Highness in an unusual tone, I quietly looked up at him. The strained smile displayed on his face was very casual; I could tell that he and His Highness Erlan were very close.

“In any case, I was relieved to hear that you had successfully become Crown Princess. If it was your younger brother, that would have been terrible for this country. At that time, even I was frightened when the sleeping lion Will awakened. This is good. I’m really glad. “

The sleeping lion he referred to, was it His Highness Willacliff?

It was the first time I heard such an analogy. His Highness, who was so gentle and kind and loved by the people, was said to be as ferocious as a lion?

“Sir Erlan, you’re treading on thin ice here, so could you stop saying unnecessary things?”

“… My bad. Treat this as just my ramblings, Your Highness Willacliff.”

His Highness Ellan raised both his hands and laughed.

From the words and actions of the two, it was obvious that they were close friends, but… somehow, neither of their eyes were smiling.

“Well, since I’m finally in front of Sir Will’s jewel, I’ll be happy if I could ask for one song.”

“… Your Highness?”

“Alright, go and come back. He was using that term to describe your beauty, but if anyone tries to insult you, stomp on them as hard as you can. Understood?

“That’s scary. Haha, don’t stare at me like that. I’m not going to touch my friend’s companion. Please, take my hand.”

“Yes, please… take care of me.”

Although I’d danced with His Highness Willacliff before, this was the first time I’d danced with another person and I was nervous. Moreover, the other party was the crown prince of a neighboring country.

Perhaps realising I was too nervous, His Highness Erlan smiled gently and said, “It’s okay, just follow my lead.”

Like he mentioned, His Highness Erlan’s movements were very graceful. Simply by following his movements, I felt like I had become a better dancer.

I  finished the song without incident and patted my chest in relief. I hadn’t stepped on or tripped over anything. I was sure that I wasn’t an embarrassment as His Highness Willacliff’s partner.

With a slight sense of accomplishment, I looked up at His Highness Erlan, about to thank him, when a perfume of spices hit me. His face was too close to mine. I jerked back in surprise.

“You are Will’s lifeline. Please, look after yourself. It will keep the peace and tranquility of this country and its neighbors, including mine.”

“Eh…?”

“You dance very well, Sir Ernis. As expected of Will’s partner.”

“That’s…”

His Highness Erlan’s face moved away again and the scent of spices faded.

I looked up at him again to ask about what he had said, but he only praised my dancing in a loud voice and I bowed hurriedly.

“Isn’t it heavenly, dancing with my companion?”

“Indeed, it was something that Sir Will should be proud of. He is indeed a crown consort of a great nation.”

At the sound of His Highness Erlan’s voice, the other surrounding aristocrats started to mutter amongst themselves.

I was sure it was because of His Highness’s loud voice. I was aware, better than most, that my skills weren’t good enough to be praised like that, and the aristocrats knew it too.

With too much praise, it would only make me stand out more than necessary…

“Did this improve the perception of Sir Ernis?”

“Because of His Highness Erlan’s praise, the aristocracy’s gazes  are slowly changing.”

“Hmm, then you didn’t need me to tell him that, did you?

“No, but it’s best to keep one’s feet as solid as possible. And in the case of those who have stupid delusions, it’s better to get rid of them as soon as possible.”

“Hahaha, you really haven’t changed, Will. Well, I hope it helped a little. With this, you and I don’t owe each other anything. 

“Oh, but I don’t think I owe you anything for this though? Of course, I don’t think your long stay in my country is considered a loan.”

“That’s why Sir Will is a terrifying man. Sir Ernis, be careful not to be swept away by Sir Will. You see, with that kind of sex appeal on your nape, you’ll fall prey to the delusions of the beasts around you.”

Nape…?

I gently touched my nape with my finger, wondering what it was, and was relieved.

Maybe, last night—!

I remember being kissed around my neck more carefully than usual last night. I had felt a tingling sensation at that time, but it wasn’t long before I learned that such a painful kiss meant I was being marked.

It was also pointed out to me by Kilt when I was taking a bath. I remembered himsaying, “That’s how much you’re loved.”

The mark is proof of such an act!

It was incredibly embarrassing to let others know about it. Even if it was normal for me to perform my duties as consort, I didn’t want it to be too obvious to others.

I was so embarrassed that the crown prince of the neighboring country knew about it that I felt like my face would burst into flames.

“Can you stop making fun of my companion?”

“Why? Didn’t you want to brag?”

I was still mortified, but since they were both laughing…it was a light and pleasant atmosphere. Both of them were smiling, so I wondered if this kind of topic was normal for them.

I wanted to check with someone, but I didn’t think I’d have the courage to ask Kilt either.

“Well, I think I’ll dance with a few more beautiful princesses.”

“Please don’t overdo it.”

“I won’t bother you further, Sir Will. Sir Ernis, would you be my partner for the last two days of the party?”

“Um…”

“That is, if you don’t mind, Runa. I’d be happy to partner with you.”

“No, if it doesn’t trouble you, it would be a pleasure to accompany you. If it’s alright with you, I’ll accept.”

“That’s great. Now I have two days to enjoy myself.”

His Highness Erlan smiled broadly, before leaving to enjoy dancing with the daughters of the major noble families. As for me, I was unaccustomed to being so high-strung, so His Highness Willacliff urged me to leave early.

Though I was exhausted from the nervousness and embarrassment, later that night, I still accepted His Highness and received a new mark on my nape.

And over the next two days, even though His Highness Erlan pointed out that my whole body showed signs of His Highness, I was still feeling rather happy.

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Ease
Ease
2 months ago

Runa is a bit too innocent but as long as Will protect him well, I don’t mind that.

_MillieMori_
_MillieMori_
2 months ago

Im so excited what will happen next!

Thanks for the chapter!

G for gullible
G for gullible
3 months ago

Willacliff said what?!?!?! Did he just……did he just confirm my suspicions about him doing something behind the scenes that ended up with Hart and Runa’s engagement being broken???

Mari021
Mari021
3 months ago
Reply to  G for gullible

But Hart did a trashy move, knowing his brother’s feelings he got engAged to Runa?? Of course Will had to do something about it

sadiewoods9
sadiewoods9
3 months ago

Runa may have been too deep in papapa brain to understand what his yandere husband was saying, but we readers sure heard it loud and clear! Willacliff is hiding his terrible claws and temper around his precious darling, but no one should mistake him for a housecat!

Thanks for your hard work translating!

Navleu
3 months ago

Ohh. This Erlan is an Interesting character. Too Bad we know so little about him.

Willacliff spilled the beans but Runa was too excited to understand What was he talking about…

Thanks for the chapter!