Several months had passed since I had evaded my mother’s watchful eye and fled from the royal capital. I did not have any particular destination. It was just that I felt it would be wrong to continue on to my mother’s home country, and so I left as a form of retaliation.

I was immediately attacked by an anxiety. The state of my family was currently quite bad. And things would likely become much worse now. However, as I was packing my things, a certain destination came to me.

The beautiful scenery of the Helan territories that I had seen a long time ago, appeared in my mind. Why now? I’d