Chapter 143: Who’s There (Two)
A few seconds passed.
"Hah! Citizen of the Empire, you've underestimated the nature of a Northlander!" Lord Olsius snickered, shaking his head. "You don't know Nuven at all. When he was young…"
Nevertheless, Thales noticed the tone in his utterance. Instead of the tone of assurance which he spoke with earlier, it sounded like what a wife would say when being told that her husband cheated on her, the 'no way, he is always loyal to me' kind of self-delusion.
"Whoa, you have so much faith in your king." The second prince raised his head. His eyes were sparkling.
"Stop trying to drive a wedge between us. You don't know Nuven." Olsius turned away. His voice full of frustration. "We are closer than you can imagine."
"I heard. But… he might have been a good king when he was young. Generous and righteous. Even willing to risk his own life for a mere foot soldier," Thales said casually. "He is a Northlander, yes, but above all, he is only a man. A man can age."