Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-108
Chapter 108 – True Happiness (2)
This was the first accident in the Central Storage since Kasser ascended
the throne. He knew his presence was vital to the Central Storage, so he
changed his mind and decided to go.
The Central Storage, half a day’s walk from the capital, was the
largest treasure house in the kingdom. High-class blue seeds are found
only in the Central Storage.
Once the seeds are harvested, they go through the Central Storage first
before they are transferred to their respective storages. These smaller
storages are closer to the supply compared to the Central Storage.
As such, the management of the Central Storage was stricter than anywhere
else in the kingdom. Even the smallest accidents could pose such
difficult risks to overcome. If these were not addressed immediately,
there would be a disaster for the whole kingdom.
Kasser walked past the Grand Chamberlain in a fast pace, and the Grand
Chamberlain scrambled to follow him out.
“Bring me my sword.” He commanded, and they nodded, the Grand
Chamberlain calling for a servant to do so.
“Yes, Your Highness!”
“Send the General right now. Tell him to come to the Chancellor’s
“Yes, Your Highness!”
There were many thoughts in his head right now as he stalked down the
hall. He was anxious to leave the palace, more so as many things seem to
have sprung out of thin air. Should Larks appear while he was away, the
damage was unthinkable.
It was fortunate that there was still a cease happening after they had
just dealt with them recently.
‘We’re still fine for now.’ He thought, but still, he couldn’t
shake off his anxiety.
There was something different in the active period right now. The massive
Lark army in the beginning was just the start.
‘I must send for reinforcement to Lester to secure the walls.’
As he leaves the palace, he couldn’t help but think about the people he
was leaving behind. And at the forefront of his mind, he wondered how the
queen would fare in his absence…
Just the thought of leaving her made him feel weak. His steps slowed
down, thinking about the tortured and worried expression of his people
should an attack ensue as they lose hope surviving until tomorrow…
Jin was an Anika, and therefore was safe from any attack of the Larks,
but she’d be the only one.
‘But surely it isn’t just the Larks I would have to worry about.’
Anything that could go wrong might go wrong indeed. He could wound up
hurt when a building collapses on him during a Larks’ attack, or end up
traumatized by the distress he would be exposed to in witnessing his
people dying helplessly around him…
“Grand Chamberlain,” he paused in his steps as the Grand Chamberlain
skidded to a stop beside him, “Should a signal go off, and I’ve yet
to return, I want you to take the queen to the undergrounds without
delay.” He commanded a bit more harshly than he had intended, making
the Grand Chamberlain flinch, but he eventually nodded.
“Of course, Your Highness. As you wish.”
Immediately, he quickened his steps once again as he finally left for the
Alone in the office, once the king left in urgency, Marianne couldn’t
help but smile bitterly at herself. It wasn’t that she was disappointed
because the King always placed the kingdom above his own needs, she was
proud of him for that, but rather the fact it had become second nature to
him to disregard his own wants for the sake of the kingdom.
Always, always whenever she tried to bring up an important discussion
with the king, an emergency arises. It was like the universe was
conspiring against her.
She couldn’t help but sometimes look at the king through a mother’s
eyes, instead that of a servant’s. Despite her position of being
unable to say anything in regards to how the king does his job, she
couldn’t deny that she had raised him. Took care of him when he was
young as if she was her own son.
She watched him stumble and fall, and become the king he was today, a man
of great achievements and honor. She couldn’t help but be proud of him,
but also sad for him. She had hoped, in her many years of guiding him,
that one day he would find true happiness. That he would find the
time to find it.
He always puts it off some… no, most of the time. And that’s what
worries me the most, she mused to herself.
She then remembered the queen, no more than a shell of her past, left
with nothing but a murky memory of who she was…
It didn’t matter how hard she tried to support him, she couldn’t
help but wonder if her love was even enough to fill the gap of a
mother’s in the king’s life.
In Kasser’s youth, he’d learned to keep his thoughts to himself.
Growing up earlier than the rest of his peers, and not a complaint was
heard from him. Marianne couldn’t begin to fathom the loneliness he
must have felt through all those years.
Years of solitude, one that could never be filled, acknowledged, or even
Most have begun to already think that perhaps this time, the King and
Queen would be the first to break the bad omen with every royal couple
the kingdom has had. But the anxiousness remained with Marianne…
The queen had begun acting strange since yesterday.
It seems, after all, there’s a new problem at hand.