◇Princess Sofia’s POV◇
“…Time Spirit-sans~, ooi, let’s play~.”
Hero Makoto was training in my room as usual.
He really does love training.
By the way, I have finished the meetings with the small countries which have been happening lately, have finished inspecting my own country, and have finally managed to get a holiday.
That’s when my fiance Hero Makoto came.
(No…that’s not it.) (Sofia)
Rather than having come, it is more like…
“Be with your fiancee Sofia more often!”
“Takatsuki-kun, you have to pay more attention to Sofi-chan!”
Lucy-san and Aya-san said as they left Hero Makoto.
These two who are Orichalcum Rank adventurers have accepted an extremely difficult quest from the adventurer guild and left.
…I have made those two be considerate of me.
And so, I am alone with Hero Makoto today.
That’s making me a bit nervous.
“For how long are you going to continue today’s training?” (Sofia)
I asked this while drinking my now slightly lukewarm tea.
“Let’s end it for today.” (Makoto)
“Oh, over already?” (Sofia)
I found the words of Hero Makoto unexpected as he stretched widely.
He would normally train all night.
“This is a rare opportunity to be with you, Sofia.” (Makoto)
“…You have gotten better at how to deal with women.” (Sofia)
I said lightly, but it made my heart skip a beat.
I approached Hero Makoto. He placed a hand on my cheek and my face slowly approached his…
*Thud thud thud!*
But footsteps snapped me back.
“Excuse the intrusion, Sofia-sama!”
The one who entered after making loud sounds was my Guardian Knight.
He is as restless as ever.
“Guardian Knight Old Man? What’s the matter?” (Makoto)
“How noisy. Did something happen?” (Sofia)
“Ooh, Makoto-dono was with you?! That’s timely!”
He is a restless man, but he is a trustworthy man from a family that has served the Rozes royalty for generations.
I am used to this kind of thing.
…I am a bit annoyed that we were interrupted though.
“It is only 1 month, isn’t it?! This really makes me think as someone who has served the Rozes royalty for my long years of life! Everyone from Rozes is waiting in anticipation for the great moment of Sofia-sama and Makoto-dono!”
My Guardian Knight laughed loudly, unaware of my current sentiments.
“…One month?” (Makoto)
Hero Makoto tilted his head by my side.
I am not showing it in my face, but I also felt the same.
(Is there a big event 1 month later?) (Sofia)
A recent big event would be that the Great Sage-sama has resigned to her status in Highland.
I remember this being terribly hectic with not only the Sun Country. The nobles and royalty of the whole continent gathered.
I was surprised that even King Uther, who is said to be the number 1 mage of the South Continent, had shown up.
(Well, I heard it is the fault of Hero Makoto that the Great Sage-sama retired though.) (Sofia)
He apparently returned the undead Great Sage-sama into a human.
Moreover, the method he took was to go to Hades, and ask the God of Hades, Pluto-sama himself.
I thought it was quite the bad joke when I first heard about it.
Ah right, I was thinking of other matters.
What’s important is this business that’s happening one month later.
“Hero Makoto-dono, even if you are the Legendary Hero that saved the world, that’s not good! Sofia-sama will get angry!”
“Uhm…what happens in 1 month?” (Makoto)
(What was the business?) (Sofia)
It is good that Hero Makoto spoke the question I had in my head.
“Good grief. You are so carefree, Makoto-dono. You seriously forgot?”
My Guardian Knight said this, baffled, and then stated ‘that’.
“In one month is the marriage ceremony between Sofia-sama and the Legendary Hero Makoto-dono in the Water Country.”
Hero Makoto has gone expressionless.
I am sure he has activated Clear Mind.
By the way, my expression didn’t change because of my Cold-blooded skill, but birds are dancing inside my head.
(I-I forgooooooot!!!!!!!!) (Sofia)
I was swamped with work and postponed it thinking ‘I will do the preparations once it is close to it’. I have just remembered about my own wedding.
◇Takatsuki Makoto’s POV◇
“I am sorry for forgetting about the wedding!!”
I prostrate to Princess Sofia and apologize.
The Guardian Knight old man said what he wanted to say and left.
What a mistake.
To think I would forget the plans for my marriage ceremony.
It is true that I was told the day quite a long time ago, but even so, this is an unbelievable mistake.
“N-No, please lift your head, Hero Makoto.” (Sofia)
The kind Princess Sofia wasn’t that angry, most likely out of consideration towards me.
“I am truly sorry…Sofia…” (Makoto)
“A-As I said, I don’t mind it.” (Sofia)
The kindness of Princess Sofia was painful.
I would rather have her reprimand me instead.
(What a horrible man~.)
(Mako-kun, you are the worst~.)
Noah-sama, Ira-sama, and Eir-sama reprimanded me instead.
I feel like that’s different.
“Come on, get up already.” (Sofia)
Princess Sofia pulled my hand and I stood up.
And then, we stare at each other from close range.
Her blue eyes were piercing me.
Despite that, she was still expressionless.
A beautiful face.
By the time I noticed, Princess Sofia had closed her eyes and her face was slowly approaching mine.
No interruptions happened this time around.
“*Cough* By the way, there’s something we must talk about.” (Sofia)
We cuddled in the room for a while, but the marriage ceremony was a worrying point, so we began talking about that.
“That said, I have left the preparations to the people of the castle, so there doesn’t seem to be anything for you to do, Hero Makoto.” (Sofia)
Princess Sofia called a wedding planner and checked the current progress and the plans for that day swiftly.
Or more like, she reads fast!
“You finished reading already?” (Makoto)
I am still only halfway.
“I am used to this.” (Sofia)
She said as if nothing.
What a capable woman!
That’s when my eyes caught sight of the company that is in charge of the flowers used for the venue, the food, and the tableware.
It is written: Bought from the Fujiwara Company.
“Speaking of which, Fuji-yan seemed busy when I met him the other day.” (Makoto)
“There’s no mistake in leaving that part to that company after all.” (Sofia)
Princess Sofia trusts them.
Looks like they have completely become the go-to company for the royal family.
“Excuse me, Takatsuki Makoto!”
The female wedding planner that brought the documents for the plans of the marriage ceremony spoke to me.
“Yes! It is about the participants of the wedding of you two!”
I was told this and looked at the participants of the wedding.
Princess Sofia’s side:
-Queen Noel of the Sun Country.
-King of the Fire Country.
-Representative of the Tree Country.
-Destiny Oracle Esther-sama from the Commercial Country.
-Royalty of the Earth Country.
And so on.
There’s also high nobles that I have not heard of before and royalty I don’t know.
There’s hundreds of people.
On the other hand, me…
“There’s very few.” (Makoto)
My friend representative Fuji-yan is the feudal lord representative of the Water City.
There’s also Lucy, Sa-san, and a number of acquaintances from the Water City.
By the way, Furiae-san’s name is on my side despite her being a queen.
Hmm, but I really do have few personal relationships when you line them up like this.
“N-No, I don’t mean it in the sense that it is few people!”
The planner hurriedly shook her head after seeing me dejected.
Well, I am aware I have few friends.
“It is true that you have your own personal relationships, Hero Makoto, so it might be good to tell them.” (Sofia)
“My friends?” (Makoto)
I don’t have that many acquaintances not written down here though…
If we are talking about friends that I get along well with, there’s Sakurai-kun, but he is obviously written down at the same side as Queen Noel as representatives of the Sun Country.
Just when I was thinking about it…it clicked.
“Speaking of which, there are.” (Makoto)
“Please tell me! I will send them invitations!”
Princess Sofia and the planner urged me on.
“Let’s call Noah-sama, the Destiny Goddess-sama Ira-sama, and the Water Goddess-sama Eir-sama.” (Makoto)
Princess Sofia and the planner froze at my brilliant idea.
“Noah-sama and Eir-sama said they have time, so it will most likely be okay with them. Ira-sama is a busy person though. Well, for now, I will go to the Deep Sea Temple and—” (Makoto)
“Please wait a moment!”
“Calm down, Hero Makoto!” (Sofia)
“What is it?” (Makoto)
Princess Sofia and the planner grabbed my hands when I asked this.
“Please put aside those 3 Goddesses. I will consult with Eir-sama.” (Sofia)
“I see.” (Makoto)
Princess Sofia is the Water Oracle after all.
It would be best for her to contact Eir-sama.
“Ah, right. There’s still someone I should call.” (Makoto)
That’s when I remember.
“…Who is it?” (Sofia)
“…I have a bad feeling, Sofia-sama.”
“You normally call people who have helped you out to your wedding, right?” (Makoto)
“Yeah, you can say that.” (Sofia)
“Then, those people can’t be left out. Let’s invite the Sun Goddess Althena-sama and the Moon Goddess Naia-sama.” (Makoto)
I am sure we can call them if I tell Noah-sama.
Noah-sama became the 8th worship target of the Goddess Church thanks to Althena-sama.
I would have been able to conquer the Deep Sea Temple without Naia-sama’s help.
And so, we have to call them no matter what! -is what I thought, but…
“Stop, Hero Makoto.” (Sofia)
“Please spare us, Makoto-sama!”
Princess Sofia and the planner stopped me.
In the end…
The calls to the Goddesses will be through Princess Sofia and the other Oracles.
We must not invite them in a rude way apparently.
I think it would be fine though.
“Makoto-sama…please, I beg you, call someone else that’s not a Goddess.”
The planner lowered her head deeply.
I might have troubled her.
I thought for a while and thought of a great one again.
“Planner-san, do you have invitation letters?” (Makoto)
She brings out around 100 fancy envelopes with shining patterns to it.
“Then, I will take a number of them.” (Makoto)
“What do you plan on doing, Hero Makoto?” (Sofia)
“I will give them directly to the people I want to invite to the wedding.” (Makoto)
“Y-You don’t have to go that far!”
Planner-san was flustered here, but I would like to speak to them while I have the opportunity, too.
“Then, I will be going. I leave the call to the other Goddesses aside from Noah-sama to you, Sofia.” (Makoto)
“So you will be speaking to the Goddess of beauty and freedom, Noah-sama… Could it be possible that she really will come…?”
“It would be better to prepare on the assumption that she will.” (Sofia)
The planner-san and Princess Sofia whispered to each other.
I don’t think they need to worry that much though.
It seems like everyone gets understandably nervous when the great Noah-sama is coming.
“I am off, Sofia.” (Makoto)
“Tell me later who you invited.” (Sofia)
“Got it.” (Makoto)
I said this as I cast the Teleport I have been practicing every day.
—This is how my journey to invite people to my wedding began.
There have been calls from the readers to increase the spotlight of Momo.
I plan on having her show up in the next chapter.
I am running out of material for Zero Believers.
Also, my progress with Zero Attack Power has slowed down because of it, so I will be updating Zero Believers every 2 months.
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