As she jolted awake from her dream, Verena's eyes widened in bewilderment. A dream about her previous life.
Her heartbeat pounding rapidly, she breathes in and out, attempting to calm herself down.
She reminisced on his calm white eyes, which had helped her get through the toughest times of her past life.
(That's right... how could I've forgotten?)
She got out of bed and went straight to her desk to write Azazel a letter requesting a meeting.
Though in the afternoon, Azazel received that letter and immediately went his way toward Verena.
After her breakfast, Verena prepared herself to meet him. Riona had been preoccupied worshiping her feet after her father was arrested, while the Duchess locked herself in her room and Aldrich refused to look at Verena because he was humiliated.
Despite the fact that Verena had plenty of opportunity to ridicule them, she didn't feel lik
[Zielle Dukedom]Olivier handed Verena the papers, which contained the information she required. She read it carefully."In other words, someone from the Orphic Empire, our neighboring Empire, appeared with only white eyes."Olivier explained as Verena nodded her head in understatement, continue to read the contents and found something unusual regarding the information."... They're the Reverie clan, and they're only capable of using the water element...?"Her eyes widened in amazement as she studied it, recalling Valerian's use of the water element to heal her wounds.Olivier nodded in agreement to her statement."Yes. Only the Reverie clan exists in Orphic. They're not just common there, but they're also rare in person.""......"Verena twitched her brow, unsure if she'd be able to meet him again because his location was so far away."Why do you ask?"Olivier questioned, his brow furrowed in confusion.
[Empress' Palace]"Are you saying Azazel is plotting to depose my son and deprive him of his 'Crown Prince' title?"Kalliste questioned as she sipped her tea, her eyes narrowing as she stared directly at Oliver."Your Majesty, yes. He hasn't made any movements yet, but I'm sure he will eventually."Olivier bowed his head, a devotional expression on his face.(Making Azazel looked like the one who wants to be the heir instead is an effective cover-up, even for me. As one might expect from Verena.)As he recalls a few days ago, they were discussing that matter, Olivier thought to himself.He hadn't expected Verena to devise such a scheme to deceive the Empress.(Of course, I have to be grateful that she's willing to assist me on this.)Kalliste sighed deeply and set her cup on the table gently."I'd knew this day would come. If Azazel tries anything funny, please let me know. Because it will be really unpleasant for
As soon as the carriage appeared, Azazel smirked and instructed the twins to attack the carriage as planned.The twins nodded their heads and hopped down the branch approaching the carriage. Riona felt the carriage rattled by itself out of nowhere and came to a stop."W-what happened?!"She tries to peek through the window only to be greeted with Ethan's jet black eyes, which startled her and caused her to fall out of her seat."Kyaaa!"She shouted in horror, and Edgar yanked the door open to the opposite side, making her shiver with fright."C-coachman! Help me!!!"She screamed, but she had no idea that the coachman was Olivier himself.(So annoying.)Of course Riona was confused since the coachman didn't appear to save her."Save me! Sir!"Olivier rolled his eyes as he leapt from his saddle, releasing the reins from the horses and turning to Edgar, who nodded."Now, now, Miss~"T
[Zielle Dukedom]"You sold Riona to a brothel?!"The minute Azazel admitted everything and his change of plans, Verena shouted out in surprise.Even the twins and Olivier stood behind Azazel with their heads down, as though they were guilty of not following Verena's orders properly.But they were all thinking the same thing. They had no regrets about what they had done, and it was satisfying in its own right.They admired Azazel's handling of the situation."...yes. I hope you don't hate me for that, Verena-""Pfft-"When Verena bursts out laughing, Azazel's eyes enlarged significantly, surprising everyone as they stared at her with wide eyes."Good-- that's good! I never thought of that before!"Azazel's eyes light up with delight as he looks at Verena, who appears to be pleased with the news.And the others smile, relieved that Verena approves of Azazel's ways."Then, how about rewarding me???"
[Evans Household]"Lady Verena, what brings you to my estate?"Marquess Evans asked, his weary hazelnut eyes staring at her as she sipped her tea after a bite of the pastries he had offered her."Let me just request you straight away. It's all about forming an alliance."As she placed the cup on the table, she remarked respectfully with a smile on her lips.The Marquess appears to have picked up on her intentions right away."...Are you implying that you wanted me to support the second prince, His Highness Azazel?"He arched his brow at her, and she could see he was staring at her with intense eyes.Marquess Evans was a stoic figure who supported the Imperial Family, especially the Crown Prince.He has a strong presence and a well-established family with no scandals.However,Verena understands how much he values his three sons who were sent to war in the past.Even the youngest, who was only 15 year
[Frederick Dukedom]When Duke Frederick heard Verena's statement from across the table, the cup in his hand trembled."...... The Emperor.. killed the previous Duke, my father..?"Verena gently nodded her head as he asked with wide eyes."I'm sure it is a disappointing news but I have all the evidence you required."She said, gesturing to the papers that was placed on the round white table infront of him.Of course, when the Duke was confronted with the harsh reality, he was speechless to the point of being unable to speak.Frederick Dukedom is a powerful family in the Elysian Empire.The previous Duke, on the other hand, was not very fond of the Emperor. Due to various issues involving the citizens' funds, the Duke expressed his displeasure in a manner that enrages the Emperor.The Duke was assassinated the next day, and his son, the current Duke, took his place.His son saw his father as a man who was both gentl
"She'll be sorry if I save her now. It is preferable to do nothing."Valac turned followed by Azazel as both of them exit the warehouse."Well, I don't exactly care either about someone's life. However, I respect everyone's final wishes."He casually explained, which elicited a little smile and a nod of understanding from Azazel."Someone's final wishes... you're extremely peculiar.""Eh? Really?! Do you think this character of mine isn't appealing to you? I'll change it immediately!"Valac's face was troubled as he turned his head toward Azazel, concerned with something that didn't exist.With a shake of his head, Azazel expressed his disagreement with the situation."I meant that... you still have a heart. For me, I don't care whether they were to die or they have last wishes. I guess it's just not my style."Valac laughed at his statement as he shrugged."Don't worry about that too much~ it's kill or killed aft
[2nd Prince's Palace]Azazel was handling paperwork in his office late at night until he sensed a presence creeping up behind him.(Who's that...?)He slowly reach his sword on his waist but the voice that came from behind him made him sighed of relief."Brother Azazel? It's me~"Valac knocked on the door, and Azazel turned to see Valac across the window, who was beaming from ear to ear, causing Azazel's brow to twitch.He rose up from his seat and opened the window for Valac to enter his office.Valac slipped in with skill and greeted Azazel with a broad smile."What a fantastic night! Don't you think so, brother???"He grinned, but Azazel frowned in response."I might slice off your head as an invader or assassin if you didn't call me sooner."Valac's eyes widened in surprise at Azazel's remark, and his smiling face morphed into a troubled one."I-I'm really sorry brother, I promise I won't do this