Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-103
Chapter 103 – It’s My Duty (2)
She wasn’t wrong. They made a deal three years ago, and she promised to
give him a successor, not to mention it was one of her main duties as a
queen. But why did her words irritate him?
In fact, he should be thankful for her for using the word ‘duty.’
Also, wasn’t it better than calling it a contract fulfillment?
All he wanted from their marriage was a successor, beyond that, he
didn’t expect more. And because he didn’t expect any more than that,
he never found himself disappointed in her for whatever trouble she
But recently, he found himself wanting more than just a successor with
their marriage. He wanted her to embrace being the Queen of Hashi, to
carry out her duties and responsibilities with pride. That was why he
gave her the role of managing the palace. To make her part of the
And he remembered with great fondness how she enthusiastically accepted
But was that all he wanted?
He couldn’t even find it in himself to say that yes, that was all he
wanted from her. But for the life of him, he doesn’t even know what
else he wants. And the more he thought of it, the more his thoughts grew
jumbled, confusing him greatly.
Just as he let out a quiet sigh, he was surprised to hear another follow
right after. It wasn’t his own, so he turned his head, just in time to
see Eugene do the same and they looked at one another with bewilderment.
“I’m sorry, did I wake you?” she finally said, readjusting her
position to talk to him properly.
“No, it’s fine. Is everything alright?” he asked, doing the same to
look at her.
“Yes, I was just thinking about things…” she answered, trailing
off. Kasser leaned in closer.
“What were you thinking about?”
“It’s nothing.” she told him, making him frown.
He was bothered at her vague reply, but he knew better than to
interrogate someone who doesn’t want to speak. Regardless, he
couldn’t stand this feeling of not knowing, not tonight.
Is she…? He suddenly stiffened in thought.
He had to know.
“Are you remembering something?”
“No, I don’t remember anything,” Eugene quickly answered as she
sensed him beginning to sit up in the dark. When she saw him lying on his
side, planting his elbow into the sheets and leaning his head against his
palm, Eugene shook her head once more to reassure him.
“I met the bank president today.” she suddenly shared. It wasn’t
the one she was currently worrying about, but she decided to at least
give Kasser something to talk to about. “Apparently, I’ve had some
kind of private fortune. So I called to confirm it.”
“And what did you find?”
“Just that I have too much of it.” she admitted, “I still keep
wondering if all of it really is mine.” she finished softly.
“It is yours.” he confirmed for her, “Most probably it’s from the
Sang-je.” he added.
“The Sang-je? What for?”
“For congratulating you on your marriage. All Anikas get money when
they wed.” Kasser said and finally smirked, all teasing could be
heard from his voice. “You’re worried about having too much money?
Why would you worry about that?” he chuckled at her.
Eugene only sunk further down her blanket as her brows furrowed.
“It doesn’t feel right to have all that money. I don’t even know
where it’s from,” she mumbled. If only I could tell him, why I am so
keen on studying Jin’s wealth.
“If it’s in an account under your, then it’s yours. Why does it
matter where it comes from?” he asked with confusion, as name Eugene
stole a glance at him before she pouted in frustration.
Is this really the line of thinking one would have when born from money?
Because apart from Sang-je, Kasser was one of the wealthiest people in
Mahar. That still didn’t stop her from wondering if every Anika was
granted that much money when getting married.
The Sang-je truly cherished Anikas.
“But you probably received more.” Kasser suddenly piped,
interrupting her thoughts.
“Because you married a king.”
“Why would he give more money to Anikas marrying a king?”
“Probably to comfort an Anika leaving the Holy City, and to financially
help them settle in a foreign kingdom. But don’t tell anyone. I’m
only telling you because you don’t remember, but it’s not something
“Oh? Then how did you find out?” she asked him.
“I just happened to.” He said with a shrug of his shoulders. With
that, he effectively ended their conversation. Eugene thought it was odd
for him to show even an ounce of discomfort. So she didn’t ask more
because she was no longer as curious as before.
Well, at least it’s not some shady money, she thought in relief,
feeling a weight lifted off of her shoulders.
“About what you said,” He paused, continuing to lie in silence for a
moment before speaking again. Eugene waited patiently for him to
continue. She wondered what was so difficult for him to say.
“I’m not trying to criticize you, nor trying to change your mind,”
he finally continued. Eugene frowned at the sudden change of the subject,
trying to recall what she had said earlier…
“I just want you to know, if you don’t want a child, we don’t have
to.” He finally said, “I find sometimes, children only make matters
Eugene couldn’t immediately comprehend the meaning behind his words.
How could children make matters worse? Suddenly, the former queen staying
in the Holy City, came to mind.
Feeling she picked on Kasser’s scab from his childhood wound, she
felt herself empathize with him.
“Maybe it’s because you don’t know me that well yet but, I can
assure you, no one can make me do what I don’t want to do,” she told
him in complete confidence, even adding a playful tone, but she heard no
reply from him.
She waited for a few minutes more, but was greeted by nothing but
silence. Soon, she situated herself back to get a comfortable sleep, her
eyes fluttering close as sleep slowly crept up in her…
Unfortunately, a second later her eyes snapped back open as she
remembered an important detail to her worries.
Ah, I forgot to ask,’ she winced in thought, as she bit her lip.
She still needed to know what it was that she stole before escaping to