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That night, Estella was sitting in bed after changing into her pajamas.
Estella was writing a letter to her father. When Izak entered the room, she was still busy using the feather pen to write.
After writing the letter, she gave it to the servant standing next to her.
“Go give this to my father as soon as you can.”
The servant looked at Estella and said yes. She quickly took the letter and left.
Izak, who was looking at it, tilted his head to the side and asked.
“Is that a letter to send to father-in-law just now?”
“Yes, I’d like to see my father. I have a question about the revision of the divorce law.”
Izak let out a short sigh.
Estella looked at him because his reaction was strange.
Izak raised his hand awkwardly, reluctant to speak, and fiddled with his eyebrows.
“…this is how it all turned out of the blue..” Izak, who was muttering, sighed briefly.
Izak was the last to call her by the name. Far from being sweet, the low voice uttering her name felt uneasy. Izak continued slowly.
“Your father is now in a coma.”
“…What? What do you mean, the King, the sun?”
“Father-in-law, King Benjamin, is in a coma. He’s unconscious. Only his body is alive.”
Estella blinked fatser.
Izak’s words couldn’t sink in.
“He’s in a coma? Only his body is alive? So the current King is not my father?”
“Then why am I here?”
Estella thought that she’d have been the ruler if her father was not there. Estella has been trained as the next King since she was a child as the sole heir to the Kingdom of Messiah. History, politics, economics, and everything.
Benjamin would always say to her, “The next Ruler is you, Estella,” and then give his crown and staff to her.
When her father dies, the next ruler will be her. The fact that she was still a princess and started a family in a place other than a royal palace meant for Estella that “Father is still alive and kicking.”
So why is she here without inheriting the throne when her father is in a coma?
Izak’s brow frowned upon by Estella’s question. There was a deep dissatisfaction on his face. Estella once again asked.
“Can you please tell me?” Izak did not answer.
Estella asked another question in frustration.
“And what about the current king?”
“This is Count Bertrand.”
“Godfather? Well, how about my father?”
“I’m sure he is still in the middle of treatment at the palace. He’s unconscious, but… We don’t know when he’ll wake up.”
Estella quickly called her servant.
“I have to go to the palace tomorrow morning.” With a look of great uneasiness, Estella said.
It was sudden, but she left the room quickly.
“…Izak. Why don’t you tell me why I’m here? I am the heir to the kingdom. Why godfather, not me….”
“I’m not sure.”
“What aren’t you sure about?”
“As to whether you’ll take my word for it,” Izak said that and gazed at Estella for a long time.
She couldn’t figure out what he was thinking.
After a long time later, Izak said.
“People call me a traitor who sold myself to the princess and begged for my life.” Estella looked up at him, surprised by his sudden remarks.
“My parents were beheaded for poisoning the King, and my sister was exiled to another country. And when I married you, I survived and lived on this land.”
“My parents are innocent. But the whole situation points to my parents. The King is in a coma, and no one knows when he’ll wake up. No one knows who the real culprit is.”
“You’ll hear everything when I go to the palace tomorrow anyway. But I didn’t want to bring it up as much as I could because now you don’t know anything.”
“…then you should have said something. There must have been a chance at any time. I’ve been here for more than a month.” Estella trembled.
Couldn’t he have said something important as soon as possible?
“Look, Estella, this is not the time for you to point at me. Your father is in coma, and on the throne, there is your godfather.”
He was silent for a moment and barely opened his lips.
“Because if you don’t know anything, you can keep pretending you don’t know. You can live without getting divorced as you want. It’s not good for you either.”
Izak’s cheek turned sideways with a slap. Estella’s hands are red because of the slap.
“How can you say that?”
“I was going to bury my father’s death, not divorce as I wanted, is that it?” Estella’s voice trembled greatly.
“How a joke must I have been! My father’s dying, and his loving daughter doesn’t want to get divorced, so I’m just trying to suck it up to my husband!”
“You weren’t sure I’d trust you? If I hadn’t asked you today, when would you have told me? Your parents, my father, rebellion, execution. I’m not as stupid as you think I am.”
“It’s not that I didn’t bring it up to fool you. What I said a while ago was a mistake. I’m sorry.”
“I thought maybe I could turn it around, so I didn’t tell you. You’re past Because it’s different from what you used to know. This time, I can keep what you said…”
Thank you for those who donated towards our co-translator. She has now returned to her home and recovering from the trauma.