Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-17-you-are-my-husband
Chapter 17 – You Are My Husband
“After I came back from the desert, I started having problems with my
Kasser’s twisted expression grew subtle. He leaned his back on the sofa
with his arms folded. A mixture of ridicule and contempt reflected on his
“You don’t remember anything?” he asked.
“I gave you everything; you live at your convenience. Yet, this is how
you repay me?” He stared down at her. “Do you find me gullible? Does
this kingdom look ridiculous to you? How far are you willing to show your
worst self? You must be thinking how great this excuse you made is.”
He sneaked his gaze away from her face, just by looking at her made him
sick to his core. “I overestimated you. Now I only see that you are mad
as a hatter.”
Belittled with such words, Eugene could only sigh deeply in resignation.
She didn’t expect it to be easy to convince him anyway, but she still
felt aggravated when thrown with such mockery.
Just like the king, Eugene had thin patience. Her mouth moved without her
accord, and she spoke bravely at her reason’s behest.
“Won’t you please listen to me with an open mind?”
She referred to him as “you” casually—such conduct towards the king
seemed uncalled for.
“You—you are my husband.”
Kasser was astounded. You! Husband! He never expected to hear it from the
Anika always maintained a subtle distance from him. She never called him
“husband” to remind him of the private, contractual relationship they
For this, he sometimes questioned himself. Was it good that he married
her at all?
Seated in a position of grave responsibility, he must have an heir for
the kingdom he dominated. And most of all, he didn’t want to leave a
stain on his just-started reign. In the last three years, she gave him
nothing but problems, but he had been patient.
Being married to her was similar to biting one’s teeth, he could only
hope that this would somehow come into fruition.
Now, it was clear to him that the queen was lying to escape the
situation. Considering the record provided by the generals, she was the
When he found out that the national treasure had disappeared, his hands
felt numb, the feral desire to kill the thief filled his senses. If the
queen were in front of him that very moment, he would have snapped her
neck in a second.
His fury was too strong for him to overcome and therefore explained him
barging into her chamber in an uproar.
“Tell me more.” He commanded.
“As a person living in this world, there is some kind of basic common
sense left in me. Institutions, customs, things like that. I can talk and
read. But I don’t remember anything about me.”
“Where did they find you?”
“I was lying in the desert when I opened my eyes. Some people showed up
and called me “Queen”.”
“They called you “Queen”?”
Kasser’s sheer astonishment made Eugene think of what she chose to
ignore these past few days. She hadn’t heard anyone call her by her
title. Instead, everyone called her Anika.
“Shouldn’t I be called queen?” She inquired.
Kasser only responded with a dismissive shake of his head. She wanted to
ask more about this matter, but the king spoke once again.
“They were the search party that went out looking for you. What
happened after that?”
“I tried to remember. But I couldn’t do my best. I could remember
several names and faces of people, but there are only a few of them.”
“I don’t think anyone noticed.”
“I barely made contact with people. Over time, more people will find me
Kasser realized upon looking at her… how different her expression and
way of speaking were. Can it be that she is really telling the truth?
That can’t be right.
Still, Kasser couldn’t believe her. The queen was a very shameless
woman after all. Early in their marriage, to get what she wanted, she had
not been unruly. But, Kasser remained resilient, so she changed her
tactics and acted blatantly ruthless.
Everyone has two faces to a certain extent, but Kasser had never seen
anyone go back and forth like her.
“Were you alone when you opened your eyes in the desert?”
“You were accompanied by maids when you left the castle. Now they’re
“What?!” Eugene opened her mouth with a startled look. “How many?”
“Five. Don’t you remember?”
Eugene shook her head from side to side. She didn’t have a clue.
This was the reason why she couldn’t think of anything familiar with
the maids serving her these past days. They were not Jin Anika’s maids.
“What happened to them then? Are you looking for them?”
“At this time?”
“Why does time even matter? People are missing, and we have to find
Kasser frowned as he looked at Eugene who was fretting so suddenly.
“Are you asking because you don’t know? The dry season will be over
in a day or two.”
“Fortunately, you remember what a dry season is.”
Mahar alternated between the dry season in which the monsters, Larks,
slept and the active period when they appeared.
They might be already dead. Jin Anika… What have you done?!
Sympathy for the maids who didn’t make it back to the kingdom spread a
sense of woe in Eugene. Even though she had never seen those maids
before, she still felt uneasy and terrible for the loss of lives.
They were extras in her novel—cannon fodders whose death was
insignificant to the plot.
“What compensation will they receive?” she asked, her eyes hopeful.
“If they indeed don’t come back, their families should be given their
However, this idea of her amused Kasser, for he suddenly burst into
“They broke the king’s rules and went out into the desert, putting my
battle in jeopardy. Even if they come back alive, they won’t escape
“But they can’t dare disobey a queen’s order.” She retorted.
“Shouldn’t you be worried about yourself now and not the maids?”
I am so terribly sorry for the long wait. I have been holed up since the
last update in my school’s library dealing with a mountain of paper
work and a terrible stiff neck from all that work… I serve this chapter
as a bribe for my dear readers.
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