Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-105
Chapter 105 – Lucid Dreaming (1)
“How can we just forget the past and move on? I took such an important
treasure, did what I pleased, and then lost it…and I cannot find it on
my own,” she fretted, before turning to him rather frantically, “What
if I give up my personal wealth to Your Highness, even a fraction of it?
Ha…never mind. That would not be nearly enough.” Eugene berated
herself after a moment.
After listening to her incessant murmuring and gloomy notions, Kasser
couldn’t help but smile.
He only wanted her to stop inquiring about the lost treasure, not make
her feel guilty about a lie. He stifled back his urge to laugh at the
thought of her paying with her fortune something that wasn’t even
“That’s right,” Eugene paused before finally turning back to him,
“Does this necklace have some sort of special ability?” she asked
him, which brought him out of his own musings. “Like is it not just a
necklace? Does it hold some kind of power?” Kasser shook his head.
“A gem is just a gem, just as the necklace is just a necklace.”
Eugene hunched in on herself with his answer, before sighing.
“I truly am sorry for the trouble I’ve caused,” she told him
sincerely, and once again, he brushed her concerns off.
“Really, it’s been some time ago now. Stop worrying about it.”
“But you said it was passed down through generations,” she argued,
“That it should be given to the next queen.”
“The queen of a child yet to be born.” he reminded her, “Besides,
there’s no way of knowing when that would be.”
Eugene’s hands unconsciously came up to her belly as she imagined what
it would be like to be a mother.
She imagined bearing the child, raising him, watching him grow up until
he comes of age. He would meet the woman who would soon become his wife,
and she would watch in the sidelines as he married her, becoming king.
She wondered when that all would begin.
“It won’t be too soon, right?” she finally said, “If I am to bear
Kasser stared at her pensively.
“As I said, I will take care of it, so you should forget about it
already.” He truly meant it when he said that. After all, he was only
using the necklace as a scapegoat for what really disappeared.
He just needed more time.
“Let us stop talking about this and go to sleep. You also have a lot of
work to do tomorrow.” he finally piped up, resituating himself to sleep
as Eugene agreed softly.
She stared at him a moment longer despite the dim lighting, knowing he
could feel her gaze on him. However now, she was determined to leave her
past behind, give up the wish to return to her own world, and embrace her
new identity as Jin Anika, Queen of Hashi.
Eugene felt grateful for Kasser, who acted as if nothing had happened. He
must have already deemed she couldn’t be held accountable for what she
couldn’t remember, which was probably why he was adamant to not discuss
the stolen item before, until she brought it up.
“A necklace…” she murmured to herself softly.
It wasn’t what she was expecting. Of all the things she could have
stolen, she hadn’t expected Jin to have stolen an heirloom.
But perhaps that was why she married Kasser after all. Did she like the
necklace so much, that she took it for herself and carried it across the
I don’t think so. Eugene felt skeptical. If the item was truly just
a jewelry of no special value, it could be traded for gold and sold off
to the highest bidder. But why would Jin do that? She is wealthy
Besides, it would be difficult to trade an entire necklace with such a
distinguishing feature, but if it were broken up and sold only in small
pieces, enough of it could have been sold. Looking back at Jin’s past
record of investing in socializing, not even that would seem to be enough
motivation for her to become a thief because she needed money…
She couldn’t help but think that the character she had created was much
too one-dimensional for that scheme.
Despite her doubts having not been quelled, she quickly fell asleep…
Only shortly after, she heard it.
The soft trickling of water hitting the ground.
And her eyes flickered open once more.
What greeted her was the sight of clear blue skies, stretching out as far
as her eyes could see. She could feel the water cradling her as she
floated on the sea…
A lake? Or was it an ocean?
There was not a land in sight she could see from her peripheral, so it
was difficult to tell. Finally gaining enough awareness, she gently
paddled her foot as she tried to sit up.
Splashes of water moved as she flapped her arms, her feet paddling as it
repeatedly broke through the water surface. She waddled her way through
the water, and while she could hear the water surrounding her, she could
not feel the cold, nor wet the more she glided.
She knew this place, and was familiar to this very sight. She spotted the
same horizon at the farthest end of her line of sight.
It was the same sight she saw last time. The dream she had before. But
unlike the previous one, she’s determined to remain composed throughout
She looked down upon herself, and saw she was wearing the clothes she
wore just before she went to sleep. She then bent her torso, and saw that
not even in her dreams did she see her own face, but Jin’s instead
looked back at her.
Even in my dreams I am Jin.
She then dipped her hand in the water from where she sat. As she
expected, she watched her hand slip into the water, but she could not
sense anything like she would when touching water. She did this again,
and again, but still, there was no feeling when she touched the surface.
She stood up and looked around once more. The water below her feet only
stopped by her ankles. And there was nothing else but the water and sky
in every direction she looked at.