TPCP – 43.1

Happy Korean Lunar New Year or 설날 (Seollal)! Extra chapter! Also I know you didn’t ask for a chapter but I wanted to dedicate this chapter to BluRose [thank you!] Thank you to raw provider: angelstars5

Lucerne remembered that the butler was a retired, famous knight. He had never thought neglecting the mansion was a problem……. and he had bothered about contemplating his abilities as a butler.

“I don’t sleep with women I pay. What employment?”

Lucerne said as if the inquiry was utterly absurd. He sat at the office desk and checked the urgent correspondence. Then, since the butler was still waiting, he decided to question further.

“Is my wife alright? She must have been a little ill.”

“Ah. Yes. The Seeds of the Black Lion Knights were also restless and came by to visit multiple times.”

“Those guys?”

Lucerne knew the Seeds; it would be fortunate if they didn’t overtly neglect Elisha. They were born with talent and had formidable egos. They were a difficult bunch to get along with.

“Why the hell do they care about Elisha?”

“That’s because she’s kind and considerate.”

What an absurd story. The Elisha that Lucerne knew sat still like a doll, telling strange thorny stories or avoiding Lucerne’s eyes. It was only during their first meeting she seemed embarrassed or excited, and after that, her calm, leveled demeanor was always consistent.

“Are they the kind of fellows that will follow someone because they are kind? In particular, Corinne hates all aristocrats.”


the butler remarked gravely.

“As you know, the most important thing for knights….”

“What? Resilience?”

“No… Don’t you always say this before you beat up the knights? Not when you’re in battle, but normally.”

“Then, what is it?”

“It’s a meal. A meal,”

the butler spoke solemnly.

“After improving their diets and scouting the chefs herself, the quality of food changed within a day. The variety and quality improved.”

“Did you get permission to expand the budget?”

“There was no need.”

“…..What do you mean?”

“After changing the source of ingredients and making a meal plan, the budget we needed decreased.”


Lucerne frowned slightly. He didn’t know how to process this news that his new bride was doing a fantastic job. He got up from his seat.

“I need to see my wife.”

Soon, he arrived in front of Elisha’s drawing-room; her voice was flowing out of the room. Then, holding the doorknob, he gently opened the door quietly and overheard the conversation.

‘I don’t like wasting emotions. I know well that my husband doesn’t commit adultery with the princess. But, even if he does, I can’t help it.’

Lucerne opened the door and entered. Lapis, who was eating an apple, stood up in surprise.

Elisha looked up at Lucerne with fruit in her hands. The smile on her face disappeared as soon as Lucerne entered.

“Oh, General. Already… You’ve arrived?”

“You sound unhappy that I came.”

Lucerne said softly. Lapis looked at the wall, avoiding his eyes. Lucerne looked at a piece of rabbit-shaped apple that had been peeled beautifully in his hand. Inside, Lapis shed tears and let go of the apple.

“Stop bothering my wife and leave.”

“I’ve never said I’m annoyed.”

“Now you know how to answer.”

“Fine. Don’t hit me.”

Lapis looked sad and got up from his chair, holding his plate of fruit.

“Put that down and go.”

Lapis pouted and put the plate down. Willfully, Lucerne sat across from her.

“I feel like I’ve become a villain. Did I interrupt your leisure time?”

Elisha looked into Lucerne’s eyes.

“… You came without any notice. If I had known, I would have come to meet you.”

Elisha put down her knife.

“Why? Won’t you peel me a slice?”

Elisha looked at Lucerne with an expression reflecting that she couldn’t believe what she was hearing.

“I’ll get my maid to peel it.”

“Don’t make me utter petty, childish things.”

He stole Lapis’s apple slice and put it in his mouth.

“Do you want to eat an apple?”


Lucerne replied shortly.

“I want to eat what you cut with your hands. It doesn’t matter if it’s an apple or a peach.”


“It would be nice if you could give it to me with your own mouth. Will you feed me in bed?” [t1v: OMG yyy is this #ALL_MEN]

Elisha’s cheeks hosted a soft pink. Lucerne enjoyed it when her doll-like facade cracked. Finally, she seemed like a human, and he could feel her attention focused on him.

“Why did you suddenly say that as soon as you came in?”

Elisha avoided Lucerne’s eyes. His gaze spotted the imperial newspaper on the table. He comprehended the context of the conversation he had overheard just before entering.

‘There are all sorts of articles being written out there.’

It was amazing. Elisha didn’t look at all displeased. Lucerne’s mouth tasted strangely sweet. He licked his finger; it was exceptionally sweet, thanks to the person who cut it.

“Why can’t you be jealous when you’re good at everything? I’m disappointed.”


“Shouldn’t you at least be excited if the princess and I have an affair? I would have to pay off the debt.”

“I’m not excited. I know you aren’t cheating.”

“You know me well.”

He put the rest of the apple pieces in his mouth and chewed slowly.

“What happened? You seem a little different from before.”

Elisha tried to change the topic. Her face regained its calm demeanor, but Lucerne saw her ears looked slightly warm. 

“I heard you did a good job. The house looks bright.”

“You saw it?”

Elisha looked at his eyes. There was a sense of pride on her face. She looked so cute that Lucerne almost laughed out loud. He had no idea when the corners of his mouth became so loose.

“Well done.”


This time, Elisha’s two pink ears turned red.

I’m in trouble.

Lucerne muttered to himself. He had a lot of work to do, but he already wanted to lick and suck on her ears first.

You can read advance chapters here. 🔞 Just fyi I will be taking Feb off.

15 thoughts on “TPCP – 43.1

  1. It was a nice surprise to see this update at the end of my day. Wasn’t expecting it. Thank you for the translations, I really enjoy them. Hope you have a lovely break!!!

  2. Ooooh so excited that he’s realising that he’s slowly falling hard for her 🥰
    Also that’s mean to leave us hanging on the verge of next snu snu, now we need to wait a whole month! 😂
    Please take care care of yourself during the break, you very much deserve it <3

  3. Omg. I just started this and now I’m updated! Huhuhu. Thank you for all the work that you do. Happy lunar new year!

  4. Woo hoo! Happy Lunar New Year! I’m all caught up with everything!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. Enjoy the break dear! (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

  5. Question, is the updates for the paying subscriber on patreon still regularly updated? I saw that it’s been nearly a month since anything is uploaded here and wonder if I have to subscribe to the patreon to get updates?

  6. I have a question about the Patreon. How the extra chapters work? I understand for TPCP has 7 chapter. But I was wondering how often and how many chapters are updated in advance. For example, is always 7 new chapters for the Patreon, or every time a free one is updated a new one is updated in the Patreon.

    1. For TPCP you can expect around 6 or more chapters updated a month. It will probably be more.

    2. Oh and yes, every time a free/public one is updated a new one is updated on Patreon, it’s for those who want to read chapters faster and want to support the time and effort I put into the translations so I can continue doing it. Patreon is not obligatory and I understand not everyone can afford it so I want to make these stories accessible to everyone. I took feb off but now I am back.

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