Living As the Villainess Queen - chapter-67-come-with-me
Chapter 67 – Come With Me
“Anyways, I’ll send over an official invitation. Unless there is an
inevitable reason, she won’t reject the invitation, so don’t worry.
Whatever feeling she has towards you is personal, and that shouldn’t
come between you and her in official affairs.” Kasser explained to her
Eugene slowly nodded. He did have a point.
“But you have to be respectful.” Kasser continued. “You can’t ask
her things like the image of water she saw in her dream.”
“Yes, of course I know that,” Eugene said.
Kasser studied her face to make sure she wasn’t only saying things he
wanted to hear.
“Jin, I know it is important for you to understand yourself, but you
need to be more aware that you are an Anika yourself.”
“Okay, I’ll make sure to remember that.” Eugene replied obediently,
but inwardly, she felt defiant.
She always felt that the social class of Anikas was overestimated in the
Mahar. At least the kings used their Praz to fight the Larks and protect
the kingdom, but what did the queens ever do? Give birth to a prince? But
that thought alone, for her, wasn’t enough for Anikas to be treated
I guess I have to meet with the Sang-je after all. I don’t think the
Princess of Sloan will be of any help.
Eugene mulled over before sensing Kasser’s gaze on her. She looked up,
and stared right back at him.
“Is there anything else Your Majesty wants to say?” Eugene asked him.
Kasser shook his head. It never ceased to amaze him how drastic her
Years ago, Kasser remembered how he’d once scolded Jin for treating his
servants with unnecessary cruelty. At first, he addressed this to her in
a mannerly fashion, but as her behavior progressed more violently, he
started to raise his voice at her. Whenever he did, the queen would
always reply the same way.
‘Leave me alone. I am in charge of what goes around in the palace.’
Kasser believed that the fundamental essence of a person was constant.
But looking at Jin now, he doubted himself whether that was really the
“You asked me if Anikas also see a lake, or a river. I just remembered
something. Remember the old tree in the middle of the main square in the
Holy City?” Kasser suddenly said.
“Yes, I remember that.” Eugene replied.
She didn’t need Kasser to describe it to her, for she remembered every
detail she saw in the main square, she could even draw it if someone
asked her to. The main square was the centre of her story in the novel.
She dedicated pages and pages to describing the square, so it was obvious
she knew the tree very well.
In the center of the main square of the Holy City, there stood an old
tree planted over a thousand years ago. The tree was so vast, that it
required many people to hug the tree trunk, arms spread wide, to go
around it once. Its lush branches and leaves were so thick, it covered
the sun, creating a huge shadow that blanketed nearly every inch of the
Legend has it that centuries before, the tree germinated from a single
Lark seed triggered by an Anika’s touch.
The tree was far too old to blossom flowers or bear fruits nonetheless,
offering a cool shelter from the sun during the hottest of summer days.
The people of the city were grateful for the tree and acknowledged it as
a symbol of theirs.
When Jin attacked the city with an army of Mara, the tree was upheaved
mercilessly and ruthlessly. The Sang-je tried to bring the tree back to
life, but he had miserably failed. Only a small stump remained in its
place. And though justice had been won, the scars left behind were
permanent damage. The stump stood as a clear testimony of their losses in
“Apparently, the seed of that tree was purple.”
Lark seeds were of seven colors. And inside a purple seed, the most
powerful Lark lay asleep.
“I heard that the Anika that was responsible for the blossoming of the
tree had seen a lake in her dreams.”
“A lake…?” Eugene repeated.
“A pond, well, reservoir and a lake.” Kasser explained.
“So, none of them are running waters.” She concluded.
Eugene understood then that Ramitas were examples of finite water.
However, flowing water could be replenished regardless of how much you
take from it. But still, the thing about flowing waters is that you’ll
never be able to touch the same water as you did, even a second ago.
So, is the lake the highest grade? Then what was that I saw in my dream?
Was it just a silly dream after all? Eugene grew more and more confused.
“Anyways, what did you have in mind about the guards when you leave the
palace?” Seeing her immersed in thoughts, Kasser asked to shift the
“I don’t want anything too grand.”
“It depends on where you’re going.”
“Well today… maybe just the market? I’m not planning to go anywhere
too far. Like I said, I don’t remember anything, and I don’t want to
The queen only went in and out of her study and not anywhere else in the
palace. He still couldn’t understand why she restrained herself so much.
The queen he knew wasn’t an introvert. The first time he saw her was in
a ballroom, roaming around and talking to everyone as if she had lived
She always had someone beside her and was proficient at talking to
people. She looked comfortable in extravagant parties. She would’ve
enjoyed high society meetings and meeting new people. But after they got
married, she didn’t take any interest in high society meetings in the
Kingdom of Hashi.
“Five… no, five guards are not enough,”,Kasser said, coming back
from his reminiscence.
“What do you mean five? Five guards are more than enough. I was
thinking maybe just one.” Eugene rebuffed.
“I cannot let you out with only one guard!” Kasser rejected her idea.
“Having five guards around me is definitely going to look
suspicious.” Eugene explained.
“Five is the absolute minimum I will allow.” He persisted, but Eugene
“One.” Eugene negotiated.
“Five or nothing. You won’t be allowed to step out otherwise.”
“You said that I wouldn’t need your permission…!” Eugene raised
her voice. This only triggered Kasser to raise his voice too.
“I made myself clear that you need to be put under escort! I’m
letting you go out with the best guards so that I don’t have to worry
about what you do or where you go!”
“But five large soldiers are going to stand out in the crowd!”
“That’s what guards are for!” Kasser stood his ground, the
frustration seeping in his tone. “You need to protect yourself before
something happens, not after. It’s important that no one even attempts
to attack you!”
Eugene glared at him, realizing they would never meet an agreement. It
was unfair, she wasn’t helpless, she was incensed.
“Then why don’t you just come with me?” She suggested sarcastically.
But Kasser latched on to the idea like a bee would to honey.
“Yes. Perhaps that would be better.” He didn’t waste a breath to
“It’s going to be a quick look around… what?” Eugene suddenly
realized what he had said. “You’re… really going to go with me?”