Spoiler: Chapter 75 In chapter 75, they finally arrived at their destination. Her older brother exits first and greets the people, while Octavia’s still inside the carriage. She looks around the capital square to find the stalls she was looking for, and, when she found them, she instinctively tried to call for Clifford. But Clifford isn’t her guard atm (tho, he did clearly mention that if there’s any danger, he’ll prioritize Octavia over Prince Douche. Gotta love a loyal man~~). Clifford was on a horse, and she thought that had he looked at her. Super cute. So instead, she beckoned over Hugh-pain-in-the-ass and gave him some instructions (because she had a plan). He hesitated but Octavia said her brother gave her permission. So, he hesitantly did what she said. She saw him go and talk to Guy and Eliel (Rust’s younger brother and the guy who tried to attack Octavia as an “accident” out of jealousy because of his love for Alexis). Guy freaks out but Eliel covers his mouth and tells him not to make a fuss idiot. Octavia thinks that they get along way. Finally, Douche calls her and escorts her out of the carriage. They stood on a stone stage with an applauding crowd. They both had their royal smiles on. So, originally, a pre-selected person was supposed to come on the stage and hand me a bouquet of flowers. Octavia doesn’t know who it will be but they have to a citizen of the royal capital, and have a solid identity and background, as a security measure. But Octavia had other plans, as explained later. She reminds her brother to remember their promise in the carriage and walked forwards before he could even reply. She addresses the crowd and unfolds her black fan (remember, the fan is supposed to ease her anxiety). When she did that people began to murmur, because her fan is made from Lev bird feathers, and the birds are considered as birds of misfortune. She eventually found a little girl who called her, and the little girl was riding on the shoulders of her dad and fan made from Lev bird feathers. Octavia liked the inspection because of these kinds of things. Aw. She then tells the crowd that it’s the first time that she’s visiting the castle town with her older brother, so she has something prepared for the beginning of the inspection that everyone can participate in. She decided this because the flower festival in the royal capital was canceled because there was a period of mourning due to Esfia’s war with the Saza religion. So, she wanted the people to have a good mood and they had nothing to do with the crooks. She told the crowd to wait for a while. She had told Hugh to give her a clear signal when he’s ready, and she saw Guy make a big circle with his hands above his head, meaning it’s ready. She then tells the crowd that they will give out flowers from the sky to everyone gathered in the square. She further explains that among them is only one red flower with a decorative string and if anyone manages to find it, they can come before Octavia, no matter who it is. The flower also had a string attached to it (which is a ribbon but in Esfia's term, it's a decorative string). Four stepladders were set up around the square and four soldiers who were guarding climbed up with flower baskets. At Octavia’s command, they throw the flowers. Her brother harshly calls her from behind.