While I was working earlier than usual this morning, I stop my hands because of one document.
“Is something wrong with that document?”
Tanya who was standing at my side reacted immediately.
“Please check with someone in the engineering department and see why these properties have not been demolished”
“Yes, I’ll go immediately.”
I was wondering about the demolition of a property in the eastern part of the territory.
After the disturbance of the Voldic family in the eastern part of the territory, the departing people decided to take over the base and made it as a stronghold, that’s why after the conflict was solved that property was going to be demolished.
Although I also confirmed with the Voldic family once again, Grouse abandoned several of its rights as a whole by saying “it is a nuisance to pay taxes for properties I don’t use.”
Nonetheless, it has not been decided yet how to use those lands in the future… that’s why the demolition has been on hold for a while.
Although it was decided to use the land for the citizens once the whole building is demolished, but we need to review the plan for infrastructure improvements afterwards.
But.. I encountered this document now. The construction has not advanced at all.
Rather, the demolition has not even been done.
To be honest this property doesn’t hold a high importance, but because it has been postponed repeatedly, a wonderful big issue must be lying behind it. Even now they hadn’t touch the infrastructure at all. That’s why, because I noticed now, I want to check the reasons.
“… Please excuse me.., I’m glad the lady noticed it and sent someone to call me a while ago.”
The engineering officer in charge of the demolition came in while greeting.
“Thank you … So why is not this demolition in progress?”
“Yes, it couldn’t start because … there are people coming in and out of the place, so the demolition is stagnant”
“People come and go from that building?”
“Yes, after confirming with the construction workers who they are, I heard they are from the Voldic Family …”
“That’s not possible officer, because that land has no owner”
“Well… we couldn’t confirm the statement made by the construction workers. It seems that they don’t want to oppose the Voldic family and are afraid to confirm.”
I conclude this session today in my mind as I thought to confirm with Grouse later.
“Thank you. I’ll give you instructions on how to proceed about this later.”
After the engineering officer left, I breathed a sigh.
Strangely, I care about this matter.
Given the current situation, the priority of a demolition of one building is infinitely low.
However, a warning alarm was ringing in my head saying “You must not leave this case as it is.”.
“Please call Tanya. Dida”
While watching him out, I started thinking about the possible cause of this case again.
Many members of the Voldic family are coming in and out from places which have nothing to do with the Voldic family anymore. If it really were people from the Voldic family, what is Grouse thinking?
However, the Grouse I met at that time gave an impression of someone who never would break a promise made before. If I believe in my intuition, this isn’t Grouse’s instruction…. then is it that the Voldic Family once again has a deserter?
If it were anything related to the Voldic family in the first place. Why on earth are they going in and out of that abandoned building? for what purpose?
……I have a bad feeling.
Even though the domestic situation is tense, even though it is just a matter of course that people are doing strange things because of this war situation, it is not acceptable for a rebellion in the territory to occur.
“Excuse me, Princess”
“Oh Dida, my apologies for calling you when you’re so busy.”
“It’s a call of the princess of course I’ll come, well that’s it. What’s wrong?”
For a moment, I worry about whether it is really good to give instructions to him about this situation.
He is an excellent talent. In this situation, I want him to be as close as possible.
But …… If this is a warning of something big happening, and I missed it…. I don’t wish to imagine the consequences. That’s why I want to prevent any further problem from occurring in this serious situation.
“…… I’d like you to go to the eastern part of the territory with Tanya’s men and investigate this matter.”
Each of the merit and disadvantages of investigating this was put in the balance, and after weighting it, I decided to send him.
“… under such circumstances do you want to send me away on an internal investigation?”
Dida asks me with a sharp look.
As expected after all, I have a bitter smile on my face.
“Yes, in my head, an alarm is ringing, it is better to investigate the -behind the scenes- of that case earlier”
“…… However, princess, as you said earlier, under our current circumstances, leaving you princess without an escort?”
As usual it is a light sound, but his eyes are not smiling at all. I also sharpen my eyes towards him.
“it will not take much time because each of Tanya’s subordinate accompany you. But! you can’t contact Grouse to confirm his true intentions. Please investigate the surroundings and his people but don’t open the mouth about anything to him…. Also, is this not the job of an escort to prevent my crisis beforehand? “
We stared at each other for a while, silently. A heavy air wraps the room.
However, it immediately ended.
He breathed a heavy and long sigh.
“… Sadly, I can’t go against your orders my princess”
“Are you sure?… Will it be okay?”
I wonder if he cared about being caught by the enemy in the earlier disturbance of the eastern part. There was a slight shadow on his eyes.
If he asks… I’m worried… but… a smile spilled from my mouth. I believe in him.
“Doesn’t it always end well at the end?”
Yes, I believe it.
At my words, Dida murmurs “it always ends well…” and laughs again.
“Okay, I’ll return as quickly as I can.”
“Well, thank you, Dida”