Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-111
Chapter 111 – The Life of Leisure (2)
“The Chancellor?” Eugene asked with surprise. The Chancellor, or also
known as the Deputy Chancellor for Eugene in her world, was an important
figure. She wondered if she could really ask for such a thing from
someone with such a high ranking, until she realized she’d been
sleeping with the highest authority every night.
“But for such a trivial matter? For someone in such a high position?”
she asked Marianne.
“Any task from the queen could hardly be considered trivial, Your
“I see.” Eugene hummed in understanding, “If so, then I shall
additionally request this be done in secret even from the King.” she
told Marianne, “I will tell him myself eventually, but not right
now.” she further explained. “He might feel otherwise and inform him
the moment he hears of it.”
“Your Majesty, if I may correct you, one person investigations are
usually carried out without a notice to the king. If the Queen herself is
concerned about these investigations, then I can assure you that the
Chancellor can be trusted with such discretion.”
“Are you sure I can keep this a secret for a while longer?” she
asked, rather dubious of that fact.
Would the Chancellor really be able to turn a blind eye? To not ask
questions or inquire why she would request him to keep this a secret from
She had initially thought nothing went by the palace without the king
knowing about it. She even believed that her day to day life was being
reported to him every end of the day.
“If you’re truly concerned though, I suggest making it a formal
request.” Marianne proceeded to answer, “This way you can ensure he
would keep it a secret from the king. He’s a wise person, he’s not
the type to do such folly.”
She’s heard of Chancellor Verus in passing, specifically when Marianne
was explaining the different roles and hierarchy in the palace.
And so she had made a summon to the Chancellor, which Marianne
She had expected that he was quite an old man, but the further she
listened to Marianne, she discovered he was pleasantly younger than she
I must use this as a chance to meet with him.
“Very well, I shall send for him to make a formal request.”
“A wise decision, Your Majesty.”
“I shall take my walk now,” she told Marianne before they separated
Ever since she’d taken charge of the palace’s internal affairs, it
was unavoidable to cooperate with the Chancellor in some cases.
Additionally, while Jin might have been unsociable on purpose, Eugene had
done so unknowingly.
She wanted to put an end to her solitary way of life, that’s why, when
all this was over, she had planned to go out and interact more with the
people outside the palace walls.
The Chancellor was not someone she was close to, nor was he close to Jin,
so there shouldn’t be much expectations on how she would act around
him. He probably won’t be able to differentiate Jin from Eugene.
As she thought of this, she failed to notice Marianne’s lingering gaze
as they parted ways.
The queen seems to be doing well, even with things beyond her
power. Marianne mused.
Back then, the Queen was forbidden from meeting with the others, as well
as working with them either. It didn’t matter if she lost her memory,
one’s lifestyle couldn’t be changed overnight.
Marianne soon found herself filled with concern for the Queen.
‘She ordered an investigation and said she would meet the Chancellor.
Still, I will have to wait and see.’
Calling for the doctor, and discussing what they theorized with the king
would most likely be delayed as well. Suddenly, a maid burst in, hurrying
to her side…
“Baroness, the Chancellor had sent word.” she said, handing a crisp
envelope to Marianne, who accepted it at once. She hastily opened the
letter, and read its contents.
He was requesting for a meeting, but he hadn’t specified when or what
it was about.
‘I wonder what’s wrong? In any case, this is an opportune moment.’
Just as she was about to send word that the Queen was requesting a
meeting with him, a letter has arrived from him requesting for one as
well. Quickly jotting down her reply, Marianne informed him she would
meet with him at the earliest possible moment.
* * *
Eugene treaded lightly, walking gracefully on the ground. The garden,
which connects to the building by the corridor, was a comfortable place,
even if it was not a proper pathway.
Perhaps, her mood was brought on because of the pleasant memory of when
she first stepped out of the palace to breathe in some fresh air for the
first time. It could also have stemmed from the fact she was alone, and
not even maids followed her this time.
Somehow, it’s funny.
She never thought she would understand the feeling of the rich girls back
in her world who would ostracize their bodyguards. When she saw those
kinds of scenes in dramas or movies, she felt sick to her stomach and
spewed out profanities at their ignorance.
But now, she could understand where they’re coming from.
As she strolled in the wide palace garden, it felt both unfamiliar and
familiar, as though she were in the front yard of her house. Since when
did this feeling start settling in her mind? The palace that she once
thought of as immensely large, she found was no longer overwhelming for
If I happen to go back…I won’t be able to go back to how I’d lived
Both physically and mentally, she has spent her time in this place with
abundant leisure. If she were to go back to her previous life as Eugene,
she will miss these things, maybe enough to break down at such an
I don’t know how I got here, but it doesn’t matter to me anymore.
Eugene sighed and looked down at her hands. She fisted them and
unclenched them back and forth.
This body moves by Eugene’s, her will – the body of Jin Anika. Ever
since she entered this body, there has not been one moment where she felt
as though she was not wearing her own clothes.
It felt strange that she did not feel strange at all. Like she was meant
for this body.
In order to keep living with this body, Eugene must resolve Jin’s past.
Why did Jin, who lacked nothing, gather forbidden books, and make contact
with heretics? I need to find her real motive.
When Eugene finally looked up, she jumped back with a jolt at the figure
in front of her. A few paces in front of her, stood a black horse, whose
eyes were staring right at her.