CV: 紫原遥 (Murasakihara Haruka)
The story in prologue is the same with Toya but she doesn’t meet Toya at the market instead it’s Knoll. In the market Naala sees the woman who is chained, Knoll explains to her that she is slave who has been sold from foreign country. Naala gets angry; she begins discussing about the kidnapping but Knoll counters her by saying that she is ignorant about politics. (This guy is smiling all the time but his words are full with sarcasm ヾ(＾∇＾) )
Again it is the same with Toya, Sharu gets caught by the guard in front of the gate. When the guard drags Naala, Knoll arrives at the scene. The guard can’t punish her before he asks for Toya’s judgment. To save Sharu, Naala proposes to Knoll, she says that she wants to get married with him. He rejects Naala by saying he doesn’t want to marry anybody. Naala verbally attacks him with sarcasm until he accepts it.
Knoll: That’s fine.
Knoll: Send that woman to her room. I will return with my wife.
At their room, Knoll doesn’t touch her because he hates a virgin ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)ｱﾋｬ, so he proposes the bet.
Knoll: if you can grant my wish, I will think the way to return Ruse’s women.
Naala doesn’t believe his word and she says it so.
Knoll: There is no trick, but there will be a condition.
Knoll says that if he wins he can ask anything from her.
Naala: Such a disadvantages bet.
Knoll: Still, your wish will come true if you win.
Before she accepts it, she asks what he wants. Knoll wants Naala to persuade minister Orute to help Toya for finding a cure. Actually he wants to kill and poison him but his influence and network will be useful for Toya. After thinking about it, Naala agrees with the bet.
The Close Gate
In the morning when Naala wakes up, she finds out that Knoll is still working.
Naala: Being the assistant of parliament, is it so busy?
Knoll: If possible I want to take a rest, but last night because of a certain person, my work is not progressing. (He refers about the event at the gate xD)
Naala apologies with her usual sarcasm. Then Naala asks him to go outside because she wants to change her cloth, but he refuses.
Knoll: Do you know what I am doing right now?
Knoll: That’s right, so I have no time to peek at your nude body.
Even though Knoll says that but he stares at her body.
Naala: Hey… don’t you say you don’t have a time?
Knoll: Although I am not interested with woman’s body, but I want to know about my wife’s body structure.
Knoll asks her to take of her underwear and change it with the new one, but Naala ignores him. With his smiling face he threatens Naala using Sharu’s name. Immediately Naala does what he orders. He continues to stare and examines her body just like an experiment ( ´艸｀)ﾑﾌﾟﾌﾟ
A moment later, Knoll introduces Naala to his secretary named Est, he also is Knoll’s right hand. Knoll brings Naala to the assembly to observe the situation, but he advises her not to speak something silly. Toya proposes the idea to find the cure to the ministers, 2 of them agrees but Orute against it. He says that the kusashi is a curse so there is no way for a cure. If Toya can prove kusashi is a disease and not a cure, he might think about Toya’s proposal.
After the meeting is over, Naala sees Orute at the corridor. She asks for his time to talk about the disease, but he insists that kusashi is a curse. Later on Naala tries to visit his house but he rejects to see her, because she doesn’t give up easily, Naala comes again every day. Seeing her effort, Knoll tells her to take a rest and not to exert herself (but in his sarcastic tone xD).
In the hall, Naala sees Toya ask the women’s help to find the cure. It seems Toya knows that Naala comes everyday to see Orute, he wants to lessen her burden. At first the women don’t want to cooperate but seeing the king personally bows to them, they decide that he is sincere and helps him. Back in her room, Naala talks about Toya’s kindness to Knoll. Knoll says if Toya is more kind she should marry him instead, then he orders her to leave the room (he is jealous xD).
When she is walking on the street, Slen comes. With force he grabs her, kisses her on the neck, and leaves her (,,#ﾟДﾟ):∴;’･,;`:ｺﾞﾙｧ!! WTF with this guy. Naala goes back to her room, she sees Knoll is still working, and when she want to take a bath, Knoll gets angry at her. Knoll sees the kiss’s mark on her neck.
Knoll: Please remember…. Even though I’m not interested with woman, but I hate being ignored.
For weeks Naala keeps coming to Orute’s house, she catches the figure of him by the pillar. She shouts at him, saying that she will keep coming until he accepts her. She wants to live in the better world and the cure is no longer a dream.
The Savior of Moonlight
At night when she is walking on the street, two men attack her but before they can do anything further, the man with the mask saves her. Before she thanks him, the mask’s man already gone. Back in her room, Knoll comments that she is in good mood.
Naala: Er… when did you come?
Knoll: Just now. You don’t notice my presence, and your relax face is indeed funny.
He asks her what has happened to make her grin like that.
Naala: I was attacked when I went back from minister’s house but a man with mask saves me.
Then she boasts saying he is amazing and powerful to knock two men without difficulty. She wants to meet her again and thanks him.
Knoll: There is no need for that.
Naala asks him why he is interested with her story.
Knoll: To kill some time during a break.
Naala is irritated by his answer so she goes sleep, telling herself that the mask’s man is totally different from sarcastic Knoll.
In the morning, Naala gets the message from Knoll saying that she is better stay home because of the heavy rain even though she probably ignores the warning. As Knoll predicted, Naala keeps going to minister’s home in the rain. There Naala faints because of the fever, she can feel someone approaches her and she notices it is Knoll.
Knoll: You are really a foolish person. Even though it is the futile effort but you still work very hard. It is better if you die, then this heart won’t be disarranged so much. ( ´艸｀)
Knoll carries her to their room, when Naala wakes up; she finds him beside of her.
Knoll: Here is a water, open your mouth.
Naala: Is it a dream? ( ´∀｀)ヵヵヵ
Knoll only smiles to her and she is talking about his name. She says his name is like the lake and very blue, it suits him very much. A beautiful and clear color.
Knoll: Just sleeps, the fever will rise if you talk too much.
Naala: But I’m not sleepy.
Knoll: You are like a spoiled kid.
His word reminds Naala about the fairy tale story and also her father.
Knoll: Then I’ll tell you a fairy tale’s story.
He tells her about the story of prince who is working hard because he has a promise with his elder brother, and when the prince does it, the elder brother betrays him and says he already forgets their promise. The prince feels foolish and he goes away but his ship was attacked by pirate and he is saved by the king of the north. The king asks him to lend his power and he does it.
Naala realizes that it is actually Knoll’s past, and she wonders if Knoll is homesick or not. Knoll replies that he is not; it is more hatred than nostalgia. Naala wants the prince to have a happiness, and it makes Knoll thinks that she is more foolish than a prince.
Naala: Knoll… you really hate me right?
Knoll: Fu… you are really stupid.
Then Knoll touches her face and kisses her. She is blushing and asks him about the kiss, but Knoll only tells her to sleep with the gentle voice.
Next morning Naala prepares to visit Orute again. Knoll gets angry and asking her why she wakes up, but Naala insists to go. In Orute’s palace, Naala finally meets with Orute and his wife, Mine. Mine is talking about Naala’s hairs, saying it has beautiful color. Mine wants to make a hairpiece with it. Then Orute proposes, if Naala gives his wife the hairs, he will listen to her.
Because of hairs are more like woman’s pride, Naala hesitates, but finally she makes her mind and cuts her hairs.
Naala: Then… fulfill your promise, minister.
After she gives the hairs to Mine, Orute complains that she is foolish because hairs are very important for woman. But Naala doesn’t mind it and suddenly she gets dizzy again and faints. Back in her room, Naala is crying because she has comes so far but it is ruined because of her foolishness. Knoll scolds her and tells her to take a rest and eats.
A Certain Night of Parliament Assistant
At night on the hall, Knoll keeps saying that Naala is stupid. Then Orute comes to him and gives the letter of contract, saying that he will support Toya’s research. Orute says Naala is very stubborn, he also apologizes for his wife because she asked for her hairs. After he left, Knoll keeps thinking about Naala. He admits that he is defeated by her stubbornness and foolishness.
Starting of Dinner
Knoll informs Naala about her success to get Orute’s support. He says she wins the bet so he will keep his promise. Naala says to fulfill her wish will be difficult but Knoll says that she needs to trust her husband more. Then Knoll touches her hairs, he says short hairs suits Naala. He kisses her hairs and saying it is pretty. Before he goes away to work he kisses Naala’s neck and reminds her that he hates being ignored. Naala is blushing and stuttering because of his action. She keeps saying that he is pervert but actually she is happy inside.
On the hall Naala comes to Knoll, she wants to help him. Knoll tells her to take a rest but she is stubborn and Knoll gives up. When they are talking Toya comes to Naala, Toya thanks her, and he asks her for the help about some documents.
Days later Knoll informs Naala the good news, he manages to fulfill her wish for the time being. Naala thanks him and says sorry for mistaken him last time. She says that she is watching him every day and he is actually not a bad person. Knoll smiles and mocks her: Hoo… so you are watching me every day? Then he kisses her and says that she is his.
Knoll invites her to a dinner with the messenger; he even prepares her a dress. Naala doesn’t have a confidence because of her short hairs but Knoll tells her that he will make her beautiful. After he applies the makes up to her face, he helps her to put the dress, but in the end he almost makes love to her. At a dinner, Knoll becomes a pervert and he keeps touching Naala’s thigh.
Back in their room, Naala complains about his pervert side. Knoll says that he does it to claim that she is his and no other guy can look at her.
Certain Bride’s Night
Well there is nothing in this chapter except that Knoll and Naala finally makes love and consummated the marriage.
Final Chapter : End of the Bet
Knoll gets the letter from his hometown; he will have the meeting with his older brother, the king. Naala tells Knoll that she will always by his side and that’s makes him smiling. Naala finds that his older brother is annoying, he keeps complaining and insults them. He insults Knoll how he can do a job properly when as a child he is a fool. But Knoll replies him calmly, he says he can do this far because of his wife.
Knoll: The strength, I got it from my beloved wife. My cute princess, she always keep pushing my back.
He apologizes wasting his older brother time and leaves him.
Knoll and Naala watch the star together on top of the castle. He asks her what she will do now because the medicine is found and the women that has been kidnapped will be able to return to their hometown, and that’s include her.
Naala: If I want to return, will you divorce me?
They both are silent, then Knoll talks about the bet.
Knoll: Shall we make a bet?
Naala: A bet?
Knoll: Yes… if you win, I’ll give the divorce.
Naala: What is the term?
Knoll: If you can steal something from me, you can return to your hometown.
Then he kisses her and says that if she can erase her love from his heart, she can go home ( ´艸｀)ﾑﾌﾟﾌﾟ Naala smiles and says that is impossible, and they continue to kiss. She really loves him.
Several years later, both of them still act as a lovey-dovey couple. Naala studies the foreign language and Knoll offers to help her. He teaches her while she is sitting on his lap. Then Knoll teases and seduces her, saying that he is jealous with the textbook, because she is such a diligent wife and he is lonely ( ＇∇＇)ｳﾌﾌﾌﾌ what is it, jealous with the book?
Knoll: I love you, my cute princess.
Bad Ending: Stained Crimson Night
Before having the dinner with Knoll’s older brother, Slen does a rebel against Toya and as a result Knoll dies. With the help of Est, Naala hides somewhere in Nasula and secretly protect the women.
There are another bad endings but basically it’s the same, Knoll becomes a total DoS and keeps Naala as his toy even locks her in the basement. Then in another ending Est saves Naala and they become couple. (,,#ﾟДﾟ):∴;’･,;`:ｺﾞﾙｧ!!
Well my first reaction: so many CG kiss, but I’m not complaining xD. Surprisingly I like Knoll even though he is such DoS but when he falls for Naala, he becomes a kind and understanding lover ( ＇∇＇)ｳﾌﾌﾌﾌ And I enjoy their bickering, it is like: sarcasm vs sarcasm xD
Well… the identity of mask man is not revealed here so maybe in another route. （ ´∀｀）
Edit: Thank you Lorelei for telling me the mask man is actually Knoll, I didn’t catch their conversation about this before (because of the auto-read and I did a multitask ( ´艸｀) So sorry for misleading you xD Naala found the mask in the drawer, and notice that the one who saves her is Knoll but she decides to leave it out.