Iris’s attempts to change the course of the story fail, as she still plans to marry Cedric. On the one hand, Iris had severed ties with her family and was worried about the marriage, on the other hand, Cedric happily accepted the Emperor’s proposal.
How will Cedric react when he learns that his bride is none other than the woman he fell in love with at first sight? And can Iris still save Cedric from impending death? We’ll see updates on How to Protect My Hero in the future!
How to protect my male protagonist Chapter 7 opens with the Emperor telling Cedric that his marriage has been decided. As expected, Cedric was not very happy about this because he did not even agree with this marriage.
The Emperor added that he just thought it was time for Cedric to get married so he even prepared everything necessary for the wedding. Cedric sighed and asked the Emperor if he had summoned him just for this.
The Emperor tells Cedric to marry a daughter of House Valentine. He added that he chose Valentine House because it was a prestigious family befitting the reputation of Cedric, the Grand Duke. Cedric thanked the Emperor for being so generous towards him, and he also expressed that he felt honored by it.
The Emperor felt confused by Cedric’s unexpected performance, so he took it as if Cedric was trying to disobey his orders. Cedric doesn’t beat around the bush and immediately accepts the marriage order, which shocks the Emperor because he expected Cedric to show resistance.
Cedric says that he cannot disobey the Imperial orders, so he will marry the woman chosen by the Emperor, but he also makes it clear that he will not obey the Emperor’s orders for too long. The Emperor and Cedric looked at each other for a moment and then Cedric decided to leave.
When Cedric left the palace, the Emperor was furious at his lack of caution. The Emperor then called his spy and asked her about the progress in finding the Holy Sword. The spy told the Emperor that they had found no clue about the holy sword, and that Cedric did not have the sword either. The spy assured the Emperor that as long as he trusted her, she would definitely bring the holy sword to him.
The Emperor asked the Spy if she was sure that the holy sword had revealed itself. The spy said she was sure because she confirmed it through the mirror that had been watching the sword the whole time. The only difficulty is that if Cedric does not have the sword, it will be very difficult to find the sword because there is no solid evidence of its location.
The Emperor asks the spy if she can find the holy sword despite all these problems, and she reassures him that she will. She then told the Emperor that the blessing of the great god was with him so he did not need to fear anything. The Emperor then leaves after saying that he will now watch over Cedric through Valentine’s Daughter, who is about to marry him.
The focus then shifts to Iris talking to her siblings about the marriage. As expected from her obnoxious siblings, they all refused to visit Iris’s wedding with excuses. Iris tells her siblings that she will be fine if they don’t come. She thought to herself that it would be better if they didn’t visit because she would be alone in peace.
Iris wondered if her siblings had gone this far because they were worried about her running away. Iris gets into the carriage and tells her father that from now on, she will no longer be a part of the Valentine family. Iris’s father was angry with Iris because he did not expect her to talk back to him.
Iris’s father told her that she had never done anything for the family and that she was always useless to him. He continued to insult Iris, but she interrupted him and continued. Iris told her father that she knew well that this marriage was fixed by marriage, which meant that he had sent many precious gifts in exchange for her.
Iris tells her father that she has seen what he really is, and so she will not be swayed by his words anymore. Iris then left the place after telling everyone to continue being as shameless as they were.
Release date and where to read
How To Protect My Male Main Chapter 8 will be released on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 12:00 am JST.
- Japan Standard Time: 12:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2024
- Pacific Time: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024
- Central Australian Daylight Time: 01:30 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2024
- Greenwich Mean Time: 03:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024
- Philippines: 11:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024
- Korean Standard Time: 12:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2024
How To Protect My Male Lead Chapter 8 can be read online in its raw Korean form on Maru Comics and Naver Series, while the same English translation can be read on Tappytoon.