Translator – Zimming
Emperor Tenstheon left for the valley of chaos to seal the door of darkness and returned after a month.
“…Is he okay?”
“He is fine. He have blocked the door without any injuries.”
“I’m sure, because he is strong.”
Blake worried about his father, and he was relieved when they said he was safe. But that was all.
“Your highness, someone came from the blacksmith.”
I went out of the room with Hans. And when we came down to the first floor, Hans said quietly.
“Actually, a person did not come from the blacksmith…”
“Is the Emperor looking for me?”
“’Yes. Did you know?”
I already predicted that the emperor would call for me when he came back. Hans made the blacksmith excuse, hoping Blake won’t notice.
Rather, If Blake knew, he would definitely came in my place and I would have blamed him.
“It seems like he’s angry at the loss of the servants.”
“If His Majesty asks, say you didn’t do it. If I tell His Majesty a little secret that the servants insulted the prince so you drive them out, His Majesty will not blame you too much.”
Hans spoke calmly, but in the end, it was as if he is taking responsibility for this instead of me.
Hans was a commoner with no title. He didn’t have the family or money to protect him, so he could die if he did something wrong.
In the original novel, he sacrifice his life for Blake.
“Yes. Your Highness.”
“Don’t sacrifice your life away so easily. Without you, who would support the Crown Prince?”
“You have nothing to worry about.”
After telling Blake that she had to go to the blacksmith’s place, she headed for the emperor’s palace.
A cold-hearted father who left for a month and came back without thoughts of finding his son.I know it’s just his outward appearance, and in fact he misses Blake.
It’s all because of his son that he came back running without a day rest as soon as he sealed the door of darkness.
Tenstheon is the most powerful emperor in the history of the empire.
Richard, who is very narcissistic, also acknowledged Tenstheon’s ability and felt inferior.
Emperor Philip, who founded the empire, betrayed the goddess of light, which led to the curse of his descendants.
However, the imperial family honor would have fallen to the ground if this fact became known. Who would respect and follow the imperial family under the curse of the Goddess of Light?
Hence, the imperial family hid this fact thoroughly.
[The goddess of light loved the empire, and cursed the fallen soul to reveal the seeds of the tyrant.]
The imperial family made a false announcement to defend their honor.
If one suffers, one can protect both the imperial family and the empire. It is the sacrifice of a person for generations to come.
They all believed so, and the secret is never revealed.
The “Cursed Successor” was criticized by the entire empire. Because they thought the cursed succesor is a sinner who was cursed by the goddess because their soul was corrupted.
Besides, there’s a rumor that curses can spread.
For this reason, if someone became the heir to the curse, they should live on the abandoned southern island until they died. Even the emperor was no exception.
So when Blake’s curse appeared, he was immediately deprived of his imperial title and had to be kept in the southern island.
However, Emperor Tenstheon sent Blake to a remote palace and did not do much. Naturally, the people and the believers protested. They were also astonished.
However, they were forced to give up because of Tenstheon’s achievements.
But Tenstheon showed indifference to Blake. He left him as if he had no affection left, to protect him.
The Duke of Cassil deliberately left a spy at the Crown Prince’s palace because he doubt of the emperor’s true intentions.
He never react unless they did direct harm to Blake.
He left Blake at the palace, and even though he knew Blake was being treated unfairly by the servants, he turned away and swallowed the lump in his heart. Yet, he searched desperately for a way to lift the curse in secret. Then, finally, he find a way.
He found a black magic spell to transfer the curse of the goddess to another person.
He wants to take Blake’s curse for himself.
But the black magic spell was a fake one made up by Richard, and so the emperor will lost his life this year.
After Tenstheon dies, Blake is deposed of and driven to a far away island.
He was left alone in the world, and even on his last minute, he was killed by loneliness.
Without knowing until the end that his father risked his life for him,…
I was going to stop this tragedy at all costs.
The Emperor loved Blake, and Blake was thirsty for his father’s love, too.
If there is only one who can convey the sincerity of the two in the midst, the misunderstanding will be easily resolved.
My heart beat fast as I arrived at the emperor’s office.
‘First of all, I need get the favor of the Emperor and then act as a bridge between the two. I can do it.’
I entered the office with a firm commitment.
And as soon as I saw Emperor Tenstheon, I hardened on the spot.
He has silver hair and red eyes like Blake. His face is similar, too. But their atmosphere was completely different.
He was like a beast.
Almost like Richard, the main character of the original novel. If Richard was a greedy wild beast, Tenstheon was the king of beasts who lay the world under his feet.
The dignity of the emperor was felt in his red eyes.
There was no such description in the original. He was described only as a middle-aged powerful emperor.
But the person in front of me now seemed to be in his late twenties at most.
In addition, the combination of his intense charisma, destructive atmosphere, and strangely languid gaze made him full of dangerous sexiness.
Why isn’t he the main character instead?
I think his whole being shouted ‘I’m the male lead of a R-19 romance novel’ from the moment he was born.
“Long time no see.”
The low voice came from Tenstheon’s mouth. As soon as I heard his voice that wasn’t welcoming at all, I was a bit afraid.
“Yes, Your Majesty.”
I looked around. Two men stood beside the emperor, though they were all overwhelmed by Tenstheon’s charisma.
Dark brown hair, a plain appearance, and glasses. This must be Colin, the emperor’s aide.
“I heard you had the chief servant of the Crown Prince’s palace in prison. What’s going on?”
Asked Tenstheon in a rough voice.
It was like the voice of a fierce beast.
“I only punished him for embezzling the budget assigned to the Crown Prince’s palace.”
When I answered, the man next to him shouted noisily.
“What do you mean embezzled? My son has always devoted himself to the Empire! He had taken on a mission that everyone is reluctant to do only because of his devotion. But you’re putting this ridiculous crime on him! It’s not fair!”
He must be Marquis Hamel, the father of the chief servant who was expelled.
I handed the book evidence to the emperor.
“This is how clear the evidence is, and you’re claiming it’s unfair?”
Tenstheon take one of the books.
“You’ve done a lot.”
The faint voice shuddered Marquis Hamel. However, he began to raise his voice as if he still felt it was unfair.
“He must have manipulated it! My son is more loyal to the Empire than anyone else!”
“Is it the loyalty of a servant to give the Crown Prince a cold soup and to give the kitchen little ingredients?”
The fact awoke the Marquis. His eyes were filled with contempt and anger as he looked at me, it was as if his gaze was saying,
‘How dare you insult me when you’re married to the Monstrous Crown Prince.’
I can see who Brown Hamel inherited his behaviour from.
“Or is it loyalty that a servant can spend money on gambling by subtracting the Crown Prince’s budget?”
“Be careful of what you say.”
Marquis Hamel gave me a threatening look. His right hand flinched as if he was about to slap my cheek.
Then Tenstheon, who was listening to us quietly, opened his mouth.
“Do you want to die, Marquis?”
“What? Your Majesty, why all of a sudden!”
Tenstheon’s red eyes, which looked at Hamel as if he was not just saying that, were filled with anger.
“Speak carefully to my daughter-in-law.”
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