“Her Royal Highness Kafni seems to have made a move. Would that be fine?” The speaker was Eugene Geraint.
He came over early in the morning and asked Annan worriedly, “Did you get her to come over?”
“No.” Annan answered clearly.
But it does not matter. Kafni can come over anytime she wants.
That was Annan’s reply.
Instead, Annan stopped thinking of “Roseburg” as a safe place when he realized the situation was getting intense.
Especially when the Old Bread had already left.
If someone wanted to do something against Kafni, Annan would be unable to make it in time.
In this case, it would be safer to have Kafni by his side and be protected by the Paper Princess.
“So, that’s how you see it.” Eugene nodded thoughtfully.
After many thorough investigations from the Paper Princess, She finally determined that this person was harmless to Annan and a good friend who would benefit Annan’s future.
Only then did She allow Eugene to visit every day.
Although Annan was grateful for the Paper Princess’s meticulousness, he could not help but laugh a little at her strictness.
This also reminded Annan of the nostalgia and warmth of having parents and relatives looking after him, particularly making friends at school.
After Annan and Eugene chatted for a long time about the political situation in the capital, he decided to move back to Geraint’s house from a high-end hotel.
On the one hand, it was to build a good relationship with the Geraint family. On the other hand, he wanted to obtain important information as quickly as possible while keeping himself safe.
In fact, part of the reason was that Annan did not want to let the Paper Princess spend any more money.
The expenses of the King Noah Hotel were too expensive.
With the Paper Princess and Annan in the same room, the cost of their daily accommodation alone, not even including the food and the things she bought for Annan, was 130 pounds.
That was roughly equivalent to 1500 silver coins a night.
Annan felt a little heartache when he looked at it.
Although it was not his money, he did not want to spend the elder’s money indiscriminately.
Thus, he might as well live at the Geraint Family’s mansion.
At the very least, his daily necessities were taken care of in addition to much more superb security than King Noah Hotel.
As a matter of fact, the backyard of the Geraint Family’s Residence was directly connected to the back garden of the palace.
The security force of the Geraint family was the king’s guard.
It was still a mix of the royal guards and the secret troops. It was impossible to infiltrate by just blending into the patrol. Coupled with the several surveillance the One-Eyed Crow had installed, it was difficult for even a Gold Rank transcender to sneak in.
From Annan’s point of view, moving to the Geraint family was a good choice in every aspect.
Seeing that Annan was tricked into the house by Eugene in just one day, the Paper Princess immediately followed with a worried look.
While this made Annan feel secure, he found it a little subtle.
It was like when he went to stay at his classmate’s house, his aunty or elder sister did not feel at ease and came over directly.
Luckily, Eugene’s diplomacy was reliable.
The kindness that came from the bottom of his heart expressed to others, his listening skills, and how he took other people’s words seriously were enough to get the Paper Princess’s acknowledgement.
The Paper Princess had only demanded her presence if Eugene wanted to speak to Annan. She said that when there were no special circumstances, She would not interrupt the conversation between the two.
Eugene was aware that the Paper Princess was worried about him tricking Annan.
But how is that possible?
Paper Princess’s concerns seemed a little extra.
Eugene sighed secretly.
He knew very well that Annan was not an innocent child. When he chatted with Annan, the pressure was even greater than chatting with the marquis of the count. He always felt like he might have been tricked by Annan subconsciously.
Of course, this was also because of their identity difference.
Annan was the incoming Austere-Winter’s Grand Duke, a future deity, and possibly even a subordinate deity of an upright deity. The status gap between them was massive.
This made Eugene Geraint, the future heir of the Crow Family, keep the distance between him and Annan at all times. He only dared to stay in the position of “friend”, daring not to be rude for a moment or to move forward in their connection.
After all, what he wanted to take care of and please was not just “Annan”.
The power in the hands of the Geraint Family would be the power of the future king.
If he was too close to Annan, the king might have doubts about the Geraint family.
As the head of the highest intelligence agency, it was concerning to have them establish a good relationship with the supreme ruler of the neighboring country.
If they were regular nobles, it would be a good thing for them to build some deterrence to the king.
It meant that the king would not easily trust their words but would not simply ignore their words. This would push their status in the social circle of the nobles higher and even become the center of social interaction. For example, “the Geraint Family’s circle” or something.
But the Geraint Family’s position did not allow them to get close to the nobles.
An intelligence agency that did not obey the king, was not trusted by the king, and was distant from the nobles had no value.
At that time, the “loyalties to the royal family” which the Geraint Family had backstabbed upon would take this as their weakness to ask for benefits.
The same would go for Kafni and the other princes.
Eugene kept his politeness and his distance.
This was the way of survival for the Crow Family.
The Crow could only side with the king’s crown.
As for his eldest brother, Ferdinand Geraint… Before the king chose the heir, he decisively chose one of the descendants to serve as an advisor and tried to increase the possibility of him being selected as the king. In fact, this was a great taboo.
Therefore, Ferdinand was utterly unaware that the more he helped His Royal Highness Philip, the less His Majesty would choose His Highness Philip.
To Eugene’s surprise, Philip did not realize it either.
Unlike his mature eldest brother, Philip had toffee every day. He often went out to play with his friends and subordinates. He seemed just a refined and excited player who did not care about anything else.
However, Eugene had a lot of secret information in hand.
He could easily see that Philip was a pretty smart man.
He was much smarter than Princess Royal. Just by looking at the fact that he did not leave any traces, this trait of his was much more apparent. Still, even though he did not leave any traces, it did not stop others from realizing it was him doing it. Even when the others realized Philip was the culprit, they could not guess his intention, what he wanted, and what he would gain after it.
Eugene even suspected that his eldest brother might be just Philip’s pawn.
Talking about Philip, he had to mention to Annan that Philip had recently acquired a new capable man.
Eugene asked Annan, who was in deep thought, “Is that person named Delicious Wind Goose the one you sent?”
His acting skills were so good that even Eugene could not be sure. Did Delicious Wind Goose betray Annan, or was he a spy Annan sent?
Annan just smiled upon hearing those words.
He did not give any reply.
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