All the flags engraved with Lionhart’s symbol soared high in the sky. More than a hundred knights line up with the flag. The servants of the main house and the detached house gather in one place and line up at the mansion entrance.
The relatives of the family stood before their servants. Ciel stood on the left side of Ancilla, who was grooming herself, and on the right side stood a pale-faced cyan.
A few steps ahead of Ancilla.
Although the real power of the family was away.
In this position, Mrs. Theonis, who is a woman of honesty, stands ahead of Ancilla. She looked plain for her husband, who had returned after years.
Eugene looked to the boy next to Theonis. He has a handsome face, but his eyes are dull, and his shoulders are drooping, not like his age. Ioken Lionheart. The eldest son of the family and the first in the line of succession.
Theonis is biting her lips. Then Ioken stiffened his expression and straightened his waist, and broadened his shoulders.
‘I don’t think everyone grew up being pretty.’
That’s why his personality is so different. Eugene turned his head with a flick of his tongue.
“Come this way, please.”
One of the butlers of the main house approached and bowed his head. The place where the children of the branch should stand is in the corner of their relatives. It is clearly distinguished because of its proper distance.
The knights drew their swords in unison. More than a hundred words have been pulled out, but the sound of iron is not disturbed. The knights glued a high sword to their left chest and looked back at the main gate.
A man on a giant black horse was leading two wagons in. There was no such thing as a loud shout.
The knights greeted their Lord, who had returned after years.
Eugene stared at the man with his eyes twinkling. Although he does not possess a face resembling Vermouth, his brilliant Aura was quite impressive.
‘The one who follows must be his brother, Hugo.’
Lionhart’s family. Guillard has two younger brothers. The second younger brother, Gilford, is married and is still living in his home. The third younger brother, Hugo, left his home with Guillard without getting married.
“…I wish you’d let me know before you came.”
“I’m coming back to my house, and why would I let you know?”
Guillard answered as he got off the horse.
“Ioken, you’ve grown quite tall. Have you improved that much?”
“…I tried to live up to your father’s expectations.”
Iokim avoided looking and blurted the end of his speech. Guillard stared at his eldest son for a while and turned away.
“Cyan and Ciel? I almost didn’t recognize you. Kids grow up so fast. It’s amazing.”
“I missed you, Father.”
Ciel replied with a big smile. Only then did Guillard smile and nod. He felt the smell of dust and sweat from the two twins. It was a smell that I couldn’t feel in Iokim.
“Gilford, I heard you had a son. I’m sorry I couldn’t share that moment of blessing.”
“Don’t say that, brother.”
Gilford answered with a bow. Next to him was his wife, Neria, holding a sleeping baby. Guillard stared at the baby for a moment and caught his eye.
Glaring eyes sweep the children in the room. Some of the children stood up, swallowing surprise. Eugene didn’t have to do that. He was looking at him, but why was he leaving?
“…no big preparation. Let’s just eat together.”
Guillard’s mouth opened.
“Let’s talk about the blood ceremony.”