Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-118
Chapter 118 – Longing for Him
It was at this point Eugene could see the clear difference between
Marianne and the Chancellor. Marianne would have done what she asked
without further questions. But not the Chancellor.
He was quite thorough.
She was not confident in taking her chances if they’d be dragged into a
debate. It would probably get better in the future, as soon as she
adjusted to life here. However, right now if she were to say a careless
lie, she’d be discovered immediately especially in front of a seasoned
“I bought information from him. However, I found out that I might have
gone to the wrong place because of the information he gave.” she
finally said, trying to avoid a direct answer. “I can’t tell you
right now why I’m not interrogating him and instead of investigating
him. Chancellor, If I needed someone to confess and discuss everything
with, I would have met the King, not you.” she pointed out haughtily
and Verus eyes widened fractionally at her statement.
It seemed, by her tone, she trusted the king explicitly.
The king’s words echoed in his mind…
’Stop concerning yourself over my personal affairs’
Which only further ruined his mood. There was something more, something
else must have happened between the two in the last month.
“Also, I will report this to the king separately,” Eugene added for
The only person Verus feared in the whole world, was the king. If Kasser
was indeed supporting the queen, then he could not go against her.
He bowed his head in subtle defeat, before finally responding.
“Then I shall secretly investigate him and report back as you
instructed, Your Majesty.”
After Verus left, Eugene sat looking exhausted. Marianne, who had left
earlier, came back inside. Eugene frown smoothened out as soon as she saw
“It’s strange. I didn’t talk to the Chancellor about anything out
of the ordinary but I am so tired.” Eugene remarked and Marianne
“You must have been nervous, then. You can talk comfortably with him,
even the Chancellor is your subordinate.”
“He’s not easy.” Eugene grumbled. She could feel the stark
difference after meeting the Chancellor today, when before all the people
around her treated her with reverence.
‘It was good that I met him.’
It was a good way to practice before she started socializing and
attending social gatherings, attempting to barter peace, and establish
connections. Not everyone would be as welcoming as Marianne was to her.
He seemed somewhat unfriendly towards Eugene too.
Before she met with him, she had pondered whether to tell him about her
memory loss. She was glad she followed Marianne’s advice not to tell
“I agree the Chancellor isn’t an easy person to deal with. His morals
are much more worldly than his peers his age would be.”
“He’s reached the position of Chancellor at such a young age. I doubt
there is much he would fear in the world.” Eugene snorts.
“Your Majesty, there is still the master of the kingdom to be fearful
“I think anyone, even the Chancellor, will act stiffly when faced with
the king.” Marianne shook her head, an amused glint in her eyes.
“I doubt it. You should see them together, and you’ll understand what
I mean. He’s very docile around him.”
“Really?” Eugene piped up with a bemused expression. She thought the
Chancellor was a straight faced, competent second-in-command, like the
rest of the others.
“I can’t imagine it. The King seems much easier to be with compared
to the Chancellor.”
Marianne burst out in small laughter.
“Your Majesty, I never thought of anyone in my life that told me the
King was easier to talk to.” Marian laughed, shaking her head slightly
in amusement at Eugene while looking at her with a puzzled look on her
face, before the laughter died down, but the smile remained.
“It seems like the King is not the King I know when he is with you,
Eugene felt her face flush for a moment, discreetly averting her gaze to
prevent Marianne from seeing her blushing face. Something in her stomach
fluttered at the thought of the King being different with her around.
And she was reminded she has yet to see him in person for the past three
He had yet to return after going to the storage.
She thought she was lucky, as she didn’t have to run into him with this
awkward feeling between them, but the feeling only lasted for a day and
by the second day she felt empty with his absence.
It was only three days but it felt like she had not seen his face for a
very long time.
“Will he be back today?”
“It’s about time for him to come. It is still the active season, so
he won’t leave the kingdom any longer than necessary.” Marianne told
Eugene wondered what he was doing right now. It occurred to her that what
she was feeling right now could be longing.
“Have you heard any news on the King?” Eugene asked Zanne, while
being served breakfast. She watched the maid lay out her food in
practiced movements, and arranged her utensils meticulously.
“He’s in a meeting right now, Your Majesty.” Zanne softly answered,
and Eugene froze.
“What?”Eugene looked back in surprise. Zanne became flustered,
shifting in her steps.
“I apologize, Your Majesty. The King returned after midnight, so I
forgot to tell you.” she excused, biting her lip in nervousness.
The king would often come and go unannounced when there’s an emergency.
The king never cared about protocol, so the maids don’t really react
anymore every time he disappears, and unexpectedly returns.
Zanne was also accustomed to such a routine and forgot to inform the
queen right away. She was suddenly dismayed by her oversight, but she
didn’t tremble in fear because she made a mistake. Not anymore, at