“You’re here again, huh… I’m impressed you don’t get tired of it.”
As I was in the library as usual, I heard a frightening voice from behind.
“Every book is very interesting no matter how many times you read it back. I’ll never get tired of them.”
I answered that voice while looking back.
When he comes to my house to see me, it’s always this library that the maid guides him to, so it seems he’s a little fed up.
I love books.
When I was a kid, I often forgot to eat, or forgot to sleep, and read until the morning sun rose.
Of course my daily routine is to go to the library my grandfather created at home.
My grandfather, who died when I was young, also loved books.
It seems that while he was in charge of territory management, he always acquired new books and enjoyed reading them.
The many books he collected were all lined up in this library.
For me, this library is a treasure trove.
Even if I read every day, I never get tired, and it’s so interesting that I want to read again and again. It was that kind of book treasure mountain.
I was about the age when I couldn’t read books all the time and had to go learn lady education.
At that time, my engagement was decided.
Our Lindenbalm family is an old Marquis family that had existed for a long time already.
A few years ago, it seems that even a princess from the royal family has been married in to this family.
The territory is located in the south of the country, and a fortress-like castle was erected to protect the border.
The territory is fertile, and it has enough production capacity to cover the national treasury. It is in the southernmost part of the country, but it has a very prosperous cityscape that is as competitive as the royal capital.
I was born as the third daughter of the Marquis of Lindenbalm, and I had always wondered if I would marry in the same manner as my brothers and sisters.
The eldest daughter, Milina-oneesama, is married to the second prince.
The second daughter, Myrrh-oneesama, is the Duchess of Stein.
Older brother has been married to the second princess.
The three of them were already engaged young, and now they are married, but for some reason my engagement partner was undecided until recently.
I thought that they had trouble looking for a suitable house to marry in the third daughter me, but I was surprised to hear the name of the partner who was said to have been decided.
“When you come to marry, I have to make a special library, huh. Rather, would you prefer to have a library next to your room? “
“You’ll go out of your way to make a library? I’m happy.”
When I smiled, he turned away.
“It’s not like I’m making it to make you happy, okay! It’s to prevent you from running away! You are the hostage of our country after all!!! “
He blushed a little and I replied
“Yes, Your Highness Shelian. Of course I understand. But is it okay if I don’t marry in right now? “
“Forcing you to marry would only make it a seed of war! It’s up to you! But don’t make me wait too long!!!”
“Yes, so I’ll promise next spring.”
I smiled to my cute fiance-sama.
His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Shelian Ruche Fargus.
This person visiting our territory is the prince of our neighboring country, who is 12 years old this year.
I am 17 years old, so he’s 5 years younger.
I’ve heard that our engagement is proof of friendship between our country and the neighboring one, but I don’t really know for sure.
Because if that is the case, then it would be best to marry someone who is either the Princess of our country, or the daughter of the Duke.
Even though he speaks that way, but I know he’s just shy, and he’s a very kind person.
I asked if it was okay for him to marry someone older like me, but he said I was okay, so I decided to marry him.
It seems that he would also make a library for me.
————-8 years later————–
“What is it, Your Highness?”
He suddenly spoke to me from behind as I was reading books in the library as usual.
“Isn’t it about time for you to be absorbed with me more than books?”
When I turned around, he hugged me with his strong and mature body and lifted my chin with his fingers.
Unlike when my fiancee was still young, when I am hugged by His Highness right now who has grown up to be an adult man, I feel nervous no matter how many times I experience it.
“Are you jealous of books?”
“Is it wrong to be jealous? Whenever I ask what you want, books, books, books… Get more absorbed in me!”
With him saying that, he just closed my lips with his own.
With a kiss so deep that I could not breathe, I felt like I was suffocating and so I pressed His Highness’ chest to strike and protest, but he would not budge.
Supporting my tired body, His Highness whispered at my ears.
“I love you so much it drives me crazy, shouldn’t you also be the same? I wanted to get you all this time, and I should have finally gotten you, but you always have the attitude that books are more important than me. I’m very angry.”
“Haa haa… then will you give me punishment? Or would you love me so much that I won’t need anything but Your Highness? “
“Is that an invitation? Then I’ll drown you so much that you can’t think of anything other than me.”
After saying that, His Highness lifted me up and went straight to the bedroom.
And then he loved me for 3 days and 3 nights.
“Say that you love me.”
“I love you, Your Highness. I love you only.”
After loving me so much, His Highness were satisfied with my words, and he was encouraged to do political affairs.
I have never said that books were more important than him.
His Highness and I have public affairs to attend to.
Sometimes we’re so busy that we often don’t meet.
And when I couldn’t see his face for a while, I become lonely and begin to read in the library.
Then His Highness, like this time, will always love me and fill my heart, and always make me confirm my love.
This looks like the jealousy of His Highness, and his gentleness.
Because from before, until now, and even forever, I’ve always sincerely loved His Highness…
Of course I still love to read books until now, but they’re not as important as His Highness.