Chapter 63 – Tears of light (1)
Richard came to the conclusion after agonizing over how to deal with the situation. If he kills Tenstheon and gets rid of Frank, the next emperor would be Arnold Cassil.
It would be easy to become an emperor if he controls the incompetent Arnold Cassil from behind and even handles Neon.
As the Duke of Cassil says, Tenstheon’s weakness is Blake. If there is a way to solve the curse, he will be easily controlled.
Tenstheon spread the rumor that the curse will be lifted. The noble who were protesting didn’t believe in it either.
But it was a double-edged sword.
If the crown prince’s curse is not lifted over time, there will be a backlash. There’s no way Tenstheon was not aware of that. He still spread the rumor even though he knew it. Blake’s obviously in a critical condition.
Richard thought of Blake,
Although he is cursed, he envied him a little bit. He’s loved by Tenstheon and Ancia.
I must kill him this time.
“Yes, master ” Domiram answered while bowing next to him.
“We should make another rumor again. This time the rumor will enter the emperor’s ears. Spread it all over the square.”
“Is it okay?”
Domiram looked at Richard, who seemed anxious, unlike his usual self.
“It’s alright. I was too careful last time. Besides, it is the right time. Many people outside the country enjoy the festival, so it wouldn’t be easy to track the source.”
“It’s a bit dangerous.”
“It doesn’t matter. I will kill the emperor soon anyway.”
I have to get rid of Tenstheon. Richard had a respect for him but he interferes with my goal, so I can’t keep him alive.
The door burst open and Richard’s servant came in.
“What’s the matter?”
“The crown prince’s curse has been lifted!”
Richard doubted his ears, the crown prince’s curse have been lifted?
Doesn’t the rumor say the curse will be lifted 7 years later?
“It’s not even 7 years later, and it’s lifted?”
“There’s a message from John, the crown prince’s curse have been lifted, so the palace is in a festive mood.”
John is a spy planted in the crown prince’s palace by Richard.
He was not the type to say nonsense.
Is it really true?
The curse has been going on and on for many years, and no one is able to lift the curse.
But it’s suddenly lifted?
Is the rumor true, that Ancia is a girl sent by the goddess of light?
While Richard was in a turmoil, there’s a sound of horses outside.
He looked at the window immediately.
The knights of the imperial palace are rushing inside the Cassil’s mansion. At the front was Collin, the emperor’s aide.
Frank, that moron, told everything in less than a day.
“Master, let’s avoid them for now.”
“No, I’ll go to them.”
If I run away right now, it’ll be over.
The moment Cassil’s family collapsed, he would be dragged too.
It was better to die than to live as a fallen noble, a commoner, or a Roum slave.
The Duke of Cassil and Frank were locked up in prison, the duchess and Neon were terrified and hid in the bedroom.
Richard, as a representative of the family, greeted the knights alone.
“What brings you here?”
Let’s try to buy some time first. They won’t be able to investigate me with the words of Frank alone anyway. Of course, it’ll eventually happen, but I need to buy time to hide the evidence left in the mansion.
However, the leader immediately ordered his subordinates without even greeting him.
“Get Richard Cassil.”
“What is this?!”
Richard was very shocked.
Collin, who was standing next to the leader, said,
“A report came this morning that Richard Cassil has been contacting a criminal by bribing the guards.”
Richard saw a smile on Collin’s mouth. He fell into Tenstheon’s trap.
I thought Tenstheon deliberately trap Frank to get Arnold Cassil. But it was me all along.
He set up a trap to capture him, the real mastermind.
He realized it too late.
The Cassil family is over. Richard closed his eyes tightly.
I looked at Blake’s face.
The sentence of the curse is completely gone and my heart is filled with joy.
For several days, I agonized the reason to why the curse was suddenly lifted.
As a result, I found my answer.
It was a kiss.
He kissed me while watching the firework, that’s why the curse is lifted.
‘The beast and lady’ is an R-19 novel that was based on beauty and the beast.
In numerous fairytales, there is the cursed princess or prince and their partner.
To lift the curse, they needed a kiss of true love.
The kiss could bring the beast or frog back to their former handsome self in the fairytale world and even wake up the beautiful princess.
The answer is a ‘kiss’
Why did I realize it just now?
The original novel is also a problem!
But what’s the use of being angry right now anyway?
I held Blake’s hand tightly and kissed his hands.
“A-ancia, what’s wrong?”
“My husband is so beautiful that I can’t help myself. Why? Do you hate it?”
“No! I’m just a little embarrassed…”
Blake’s face turned red.
He’s even cuter.
“What are you embarrassed about?”
“My wife looks at me too closely…”
“We see each other every day though?”
“So it’s embarrassing everyday…”
Blake rubbed his cheeks on our hand and looked at me.
He said he’s embarrassed but his behavior is the opposite.
I was thinking already thinking about it, but my husband’s personality might be different than what he shows me.
“…I’m embarrassed .”
I smiled and rubbed his red ears.
Ah… nevermind what I said before, he really is an innocent rabbit.
I lightly pat his silver hair, which was fluttering.
There was one strange thing,
Before Blake’s curse is lifted, I had a dream.
A dream of walking into the woods with Blake, who already become an adult.
His hair was black there.
Why did I dream about that?
It may not mean much because it is a dream anyway, but I kept worrying somehow.
Suddenly, there was a knock on the door as Melissa came in.
“Your Highness, Viscountess Perion has arrived.”
“Okay. Blake, come on. We’ll have to get dressed.”
Ten days later, a ball will be held to celebrate the release of the curse.
There was a lot to be prepared because it is Blake’s official debut in the society.
“I greet you, His Highness the crown prince, Her Highness the crown princess.”
Next to her stood a little child.
Her hair and dress are extravagant as if she will attend the royal ball.
Who is this?
As I stared, Viscountess Perion smiled brightly and introduced the girl.
“It’s my daughter, Sharon. Sharon greet both of them.”
Sharon bowed briefly to them, and she’s unable to take her eyes off Blake.
Viscountess Perion scolded her,
“Sharon! Be polite!”
“Haha, I’m sorry. Sharon is still young, so she’s a bit hard to control.”
Sharon is 10 years old this year. Although she’s obviously young, she is old enough to greet us properly.
In addition, 10 years old is usually the year when they will get married off.
I was 10 years old when I married Blake.
“When she heard the crown prince’s curse have been lifted, Sharon would like to congratulate him. So I brought her here.”
Oh my, is that so?
She never brought her daughter even once before.
Although she is a woman who had wealth, social connection, and many more due to her beautiful appearance and excellent skills.
People said that she was struggling to marry her daughter to Neon, the third child of Duke Cassil, but it seemed like she completely abandons the idea when Blake’s curse is lifted and the Cassil family faced a crisis.
He’s thinking of getting her daughter involved with Blake.
The nobles once despised Blake for being a cursed monster. But now, Blake’s status has changed.
he is now the imposing crown prince of the Asteric Empire.
“My Sharon is one year younger than Your Highness. Your Highness, is it the first you see a girl younger than Her Majesty? Isn’t she old?”
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