Oh, Edelgard. That hurts, my heart hurts after hearing you say that. You think me so cruel--to form schemes over a heart that is already discombobulated? It does sadden me, that you would remotely think that way toward me. Granted, your over exaggerating display upon my flattery is a bit excessive.
In order for a goodj o k eto exist, some merit of truth underlines its true meaning. So, you may take my words as nothing more than...well, words that hold no meaning. But if you take second to reflect--perhaps you'll see that I meant what I said.
Heh! A marriage proposal eh? First off, don't take me for your typical noble who seeks to only wed a wife to further one's house, or power, or keep the birthright going. Not my thing.
However, let me correct you on something; how can you break a 'scheming heart' as you put it, when said heart is already broken?
( Chuckles to himself. Having his normal smile on display. )
One thing about a trickster is, they WANT you to believe what THEY want YOU to see. Smiling is just as bad as someone who doesn't smile. And you think I'm bored? No, I'm just really curious about you, Edelgard.
Ah, your sense of humor is rather dark. But also has charm to it, I must admit. Heh, y'know, if you aren't such a warmongering, egomaniac, hardheaded, piece of work--you would make a great WIFE. Hard to believe, huh?
I digress, making me wait only furthers my curiosity. Why you may ask? Well, why make me wait in the first place? Unless.....Ahhhhhh. Prolonging the war only to revere this handsome face before one of us departs this life. Quite romantic, Edelgard. Didn't think you had it in you--such metaphoric tease!
Hmm, I'm actually enjoy teasing you right now. So maybe we can discuss later--let me have my fun with you, Emperor. Might as well enjoy before the war happens.
...Really? Y-you want me to speak to you, normally? Like we're on equal grounds? You're...quite unique, Lady Edelgard...I can see why Milord speaks so highly of you.
I w-would prefer if you didn't treat me as such, yes...while...it did feel nice...it is a tad embarrassing. Not too mention it doesn't look well for a knight being patted by a Lady such as yourself...
Hm? Oh, yes. Yes I did! Haha...I guess I sorta got a habit of cooking taking care of my siblings. Though baking is a bit of a hobby of mine. If you like them, I could...always make you more if you wish. I'd be more than happy to.
-Freckled cheeks radiated gentle warmth, matching red to the Emperor's attire.-
...That's a little embarrassing, Lady Edelgard. I'm a knight-in-training, n-not a puppy you know. Ha. Still, you're quite welcome!
After all, I hope we can become great friends. Though...you might not be served best chatting with a commoner--adopted into nobility or no--from an opposite kingdom. While we're here...I'd be more than delighted to make a friendship with you!