"I've got to say, you sure can kick."
Ozwald wiped away the footprint and blood from his face and nose.
"If only it was my daughter who kicked me?"
"You want your daughter to kick you, you say?"
Veronica stomped once. Her iron boot raised a tiny cloud of dust,
"I can help with that."
Ozwald shivered before tearing up.
"I am just trying to show how much I miss my daughter, is that so wrong?"
"You can see me."
"Just act normal for once."
"I am normal!"
"I am just a father who is happy to see his daughter. Nothing wrong with that."
"I just want to see the pores on my daughter's face, rubbing against her smooth cheeks, nothing wrong with that?"
"Do that and I will make you bleed again."
Silvia threatened him while Wu Yan averted his gaze.
Obviously, Ozwald needed help with his daughter complex. No, he needs to be checked into a facility pronto.
Wu Yan has seen his share of protective kings. For example, Sylph's father is the King of Ailu but he knows how to run his country. Plus, Sylph's father is a tier 9 individual.
As for Ozwald, he lacks the air of a ruler, the noble personality of a king, and he is weaker than even the weakest soldier in his ranks.
How did this guy get the knight king seat? By bloodline succession?
Luckily for him, he had no siblings to squabble with. This guy is the type of person who would get done in by simple political ploys.
Wu Yan ignored Ozwald for now, he is too busy messing with Silvia anyway.
"Ursula? Where is she?"
"As the captain, she needs to oversee the security details. I can't make her leave her post just for any reason."
"After losing to you, she has been training hard. She is livelier than ever, she swore she will defeat you the next time she meets you."
"Well, I am looking forward to that."
Wu Yan licked his lips in excitement.
"I want her to become stronger."
"You're the only one who can say that."
"So, you're the Godly Rider who defeated Captain Ursula?"
Ozwald looked over in their direction.
"I had wanted to meet the guy who did it, I didn't think I would be meeting him so soon."
Wu Yan wanted to complain.
He is the one who wrote the letter to him, he should have at least read up on him, right?
He probably didn't know about him, he just did whatever Veronica told him.
Why did the haughty chief maid tell them to meet here then?
"Please, I am nothing much to see."
Wu Yan nodded.
"If Veronica summoned me here while Silvia is here to attend the Continental Summit, why did you guys want Eco and Ash over here?"
"Eco and Ash?"
Veronica looked at Ozwald.
"This is the first time I've heard of this."
"That is my idea."
Ozwald isn't intimidated.
"My daughters are all so excellent. With the Continental Summit all but done with, I needed something to do so..."
"You were bored?"
"In other words..."
Silvia felt her strength leaving her.
"You wanted someone to kill time with?"
"Hey, I wanted to see a humanoid dragon!"
Ozwald laughed out loud as if he couldn't read the mood.
Veronica unleashed a fast whip of a kick on Ozwald's back with her iron greaves. He got buried in a nearby wall.
Silvia recalled Veronica's gruesome training in the past. She turned pale at the thought of her harsh regime.
Veronica is still as scary as ever.
"Let us forget about that guy for now."
Veronica crossed her arms.
"Rowan, I need your help."
Wu Yan and Silvia asked.
"Is it about the Necromantia attack on Ansullivan Dragonar Academy?"
"Yes, with the Continental Summit coming up, I would like to defer that talk to a later time."
"No, I want your help with the Continental Summit."
Wu Yan inhaled deeply.
"Looks like it won't be easy."
"Actually, it is quite easy, assuming no mishaps."
"I want you as the royal guard for Silvia, that guy, and me during the Summit."
"Attend the summit?!"
"You want me on guard duty?"
Wu Yan asked.
"Is there something dangerous lurking at the venue?"
"No, bringing guards is par of the course for a summit like this. But, there is a limit to the number of guards one can bring."
Veronica raised her hand.
"We have so many things to do. And, one of the rules for the summit is that all Pals are banned. An anti-magic installation will be used to bar anyone from summoning dragons."
Veronica narrowed her eyes.
"But, there is no rule that says we can't bring weapons."
"Oh, I get what you're trying to say."
Wu Yan got the gist of it.
Dragons are the primary military might of Lautreamont.
With Pals banned and an installation to prevent dragon summons, the presence of weapons would make it incredibly disadvantageous for Lautreamont attendees.
Even if there is a strong guard, without magic, they would be vulnerable to any attempts on their lives. Ursula is also powerless without Galahad's support.
Wu Yan is the perfect bodyguard.
"Sure, I don't mind."
Wu Yan said.
"I am just changing my job scope to involve guarding two princesses instead of just one."
"Well, okay, you need to take care of these two princesses."