Did Alois believe he could take on the bandit leader by himself? Absolutely not. This bandit leader seemed to prove himself stronger than Alois already. Did he think that the people around him were competent enough to kill this man while he was attacking? Well he certainly hoped so, otherwise they had bigger issues to deal with. As he clashed with the bandit, he was able to hold his own in a power struggle for a bit, though that couldn't last forever. Thankfully, for whatever reason, he started to collapse and Alois's axe blade was starting to go straight towards its mark. The cocky grin that had formed on Alois's face gave way to one of just pure bewilderment as the reason Bazba fell became very evident. Forcing himself away from the man, Alois had barely managed to stop his axe before it went straight into the neck of the new guy, though had found himself horribly off balance as a result. And of course, because of this, he was easily knocked off his feet and sent to the ground.
Thankfully the now horrible situation was turned better as the lordess went to attack the bandit leader. While Alois was fully ready to join back in on the fight, first picking himself up off the ground, it seemed it wasn't necessary. After the bandit was killed, not so hot headed anymore as it would be, the new guy seemed to start shouting and praising the girl. With a bit of a confused expression on his face in regard to the man, he let out a, "y-yeah." His going back to normal, he gave a smile to the lordess and gave a thumbs up saying, "you got some nice moves there Cat." After congratulating her, he went to go pick up the spoils of war, finding a pretty nice axe on the body of the beheaded bandit. Taking the axe for himself, he basically lifted another weight off of dear old Bazba's shoulders.
As Petite started lecturing her sister, Alois could only nod his head in agreement as the weird guy told her there was nothing to worry about. With a bit of a smirk on his face, he walked over to the younger sister, patting on her the head and trying to assert the height difference between them, (no matter how small it may have been,) saying. "Yeah, you worry to much Short Stack. Besides, everything went" his voice then went into a mocking version of her own, "'just as planned.'" The new guy then went on to praise Catriona some more, which made Alois's face only turn to more concern. Looking at his wounds, he was either delirious, or just naturally crazy. Looking at the two princesses, pointing to the man with his voice becoming more deadpan, he asked , "seriously though what's up with this weirdo. Do you guys know him or something?"