Author: Byuon

“What?”

“Everything.”

It felt like a different person.

Under normal circumstances, I would have been angry that it was different, but to me, it felt like the most loving whisper in the world.

Cesare recognized who I was.

I’ll probably never be able to tell him that I’ve been possessed by Daphne and taken her place.

I thought it was a choice I had to make in order not to be treated like a crazy person.

But Cesare was looking right at me.

That the person I love recognized me. I couldn’t be more happy with that fact.

Cesare looked me in the eye and asked cautiously.

“Daphne. Are you angry?”

“Is it possible?”

I smiled and kissed Cesare’s lips briefly.

Cesare’s eyes widened.

It was good, but it seemed like he couldn’t keep up with the situation.

I giggled and stroked his cheek.

“Cesare. We were divorced.”

“I’m getting it annulled.”

“Whatever. After everything is settled, will you propose to me again?”

Cesare and Daphne’s wedding has already happened once.

But the proposal is something that the original Daphne never got to experience.

Because Daphne and Cesare were in an arranged marriage.

Therefore, I want to have a proposal from Cesare.

I want to pledge my love and build memories with me, not the original Daphne.

“I really want you said will you be my wife and spend the rest of our lives together.”

“If that’s the case, even now…”

“Oh, no, I know I’m all dressed up right now, but does it make sense to propose in a place like this? You should do it when we’re alone in a nice place and with sincerity!”

Just imagining it is romantic.

While I was already talking, I decided to tell you all of my romance.

“I like diamonds for rings. and a big one would be nice, but I think it would be better if they were simple enough to be worn on a daily basis. There must be a sweet sound of music, and there must also be the scent of flowers. Of course, don’t forget to bring a large bouquet of roses.”

“Hah.”

“Hah? Are you sighing now?”

“Of course not, Daphne. Tell me more. And what else do you need?”

I proudly declared to Cesare, who raised the corners of his lips awkwardly.

“You have to get down on your knees and propose to me. Give me the ring and say ‘be my companion’. If I say yes after much consideration…”

“After much consideration ? Are you saying you’re going to have to deliberate over me now, Daphne?”

“It’s like getting married. I have to think about whether you will be a good husband. I’ve already been there once, so I’m a little more cautious.”

Cesare’s face turned into a chewed expression.

Oh, that’s fun.

I smiled and put my arm around Cesare’s neck.

“And if I like it.”

“Yes.”

“I have to kiss you. Like this.”

I put my lips on Cesare’s.

Biting his lower lip slightly, Cesare gently opened his lips.

I skimmed over his teeth and caught the curl.

A rush of warmth washed over me.

Obviously I thought I was leading, but it was me who was suffocating.

Panting and pushing him away, Cesare raised his lips sullenly.

“You’re sure of yourself at the end.”

“Perverted.”

“So you don’t like it?”

I couldn’t answer

Cesare had the face of a winner.

It was disgusting, but I didn’t hate it.

Anyway, Cesare, you’re really good at kissing. Of course, other things are really good too.

That’s not guaranteed!

“You don’t have any other business here today, do you?”

“Yes. I’ve gotten the former Crown Princess Eilish out of here, so that’s that.”

After saying that, Cesare lifted me up.

I could feel a passion he couldn’t hide in the hand that was holding me tight.

It seems like it will be difficult to sleep peacefully tonight.

Oh, it’s hot. Hot.

 

*****

 

The next day after a passionate night, I received the news that the former Crown Princess had woken up.

It is said that she calmed down and ate food.

As soon as I heard the news from Shannet, I went to see her.

I’m sorry that I went to see you right after waking up, but I’m also busy.

I want to enjoy my newlywed life comfortably.

In order to do that, I have to get everything done quickly and go down to the Burstoad estate.

For me, who wants to spend time with Cesare, it was a pity every day.

Fortunately, Gabriel hasn’t come to see me yet, you never know when people’s hearts will change again.

I want to make sure.

I have to go back to being Cesare’s wife in a fair way.

“Princess.”

When I entered the room, Eilish was startled.

Still, it didn’t seem like she was going to faint like yesterday.

The Princess said weakly.

“If you came here to ask the same question as yesterday, I would not answer.”

“Because of Her Majesty?”

“Think whatever you want. I don’t see how my testimony would help… in the first place.”

“It will be helpful for the Crown Prince. Not the former Crown Prince Franz, but the present Crown Prince.”

The Empress can’t leave Gabriel alone.

Because she is a person who is very greedy.

If things don’t go her way, she will not hesitate to kill Gabriel.

“We can’t let the same accident happen again.”

“It has nothing to do with me.”

I mean, if you keep insisting like that.

I said to Shannet.

“Shannet. Can you tell Sir Joseph and bring him in?”

“Yes, madam.”

Shannet rushed out.

A question appeared on Eilish’s face.

“Bringing in, who… Her Majesty the Empress?”

“I’m not crazy to bring the Empress here.”

It wasn’t long before Shannet returned with Sir Joseph.

Along with a man whose entire body was tied up.

Eilish was horrified.

“Jacob?!”

Blindfolded Jacob raised his head.

He heard a familiar voice and seemed to react.

A muffled voice came out.

His mouth was also gagged.

Eilish turned to me.

“What did you do to Jacob?”

“Do you know him?”

“I, I…”

I had already heard from the Countess Peliard that the two were like lovers, but I naturally pretended not to know.

Eilish grabbed her hair in confusion.

After a while, she asked in a hoarse voice.

“If I do something, will you let Jacob go?”

“I don’t think I can release him. He’s the one who had a lot to do with the distribution of the bariol. He extracted the addictive ingredient from the bariol and turned it into a drug.”

Eilish put on a shocked face as she didn’t know exactly what Jacob was doing.

But you will soon find out. Because she was also a drug addict.

To love someone who puts you into a drug addiction.

That’s ironic.

It seems that Eilish had no one to lean on.

I don’t know if Jacob loves Eilish either, but I don’t think so.

I said it coldly on purpose.

“The Emperor will be furious if he finds out, at least the death penalty.”

“You can’t do that!”

Eilish groaned.

Her hand holding the blanket trembled.

“Don’t kill him. That’s too much.”

“I think he deserves to pay for his crimes. He poisoned you too, and you’re asking me to let him live knowing that?”

“I know. But I still want him alive.”

“Why?”

“Because I… love him.”

What love really is?

I don’t understand it, but in a way it makes sense.

Eilish desperately clings to me.

“Pl-please… don’t do that Yeah, you’re also the Duchess of Burstoad. I mean, you’re the Duchess of Burstoad, and if you have the power of Burstoad, it wouldn’t be too difficult to rescue that one person.”

“Well, I’m not so sure.”

“Jacob may have done something wrong, but there is someone who has committed a greater sin, and he should be punished first.”

“Who has committed the greater sin?”

“… I.”

Eilish closed her eyes and whispered as if she had given up on everything.

“I killed the Crown Prince. I took a medicine that was supposed to cause an allergic reaction in water and handed it to the Crown Prince. But he didn’t die. I thought he was going to die. Hmp.”

A strange laugh escaped from Eilish’s mouth.

“He’s a disgusting bastard. He said he had no feelings for me and was cold-hearted, but not in front of his teacher. I thought he was an eunuch who couldn’t even feel anything, but it seems it wasn’t. I couldn’t leave him there, because if he came back to life, he’d kill me. That tricky teacher would point the finger at me now, and she knew it, so she helped me get a head start.”

“Who is he?”

“Her Majesty the Empress.”

Shannet covered her mouth, stunned by the sudden revelation.

Joseph also opened his eyes.

He’ll report back to Cesare right away.

Thinking about that, I grabbed Eilish’s body.

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