A Stepmother’s Marchen - Chapter 49
Unlike Theobalt, who seemed to smile casually, the Silent Bell stared at us dully, and then nodded slowly, “Yes, but… I think it’s better to find it later.”
“Sure, sure. The Cardinal should enjoy the Christmas banquet.”
Despite Theobalt’s pleasant remarks, the Silent Bell gave me a look showing his dissatisfaction with them, then leisurely left the library.
Despite what I’ve been through countless times, I still felt a bit uncomfortable.
Like that silly question last time, was he misunderstanding that I am trying to get close to the Crown Prince right now?
“He almost got in our way.”
“…You must be quite close to him.”
“Well, we aren’t that close, but he’s a capable person. It’s hard for me to understand what’s going on in his mind as he’s so quiet.”
That was something I also agreed with.
“Why did my cousin, Prince Nurembert, come all the way to Marquis last time? I don’t think he came to see Jeremy or Elias.”
…… I didn’t expect Theobalt to ask me that.
As I stared, speechless for a moment, Theobalt kept his gaze fixed on me and leaned back, reaching out and rummaging over the top of the bookshelf.
“Oh, of course, I know it’s not really my business, but actually, it would be nice to be close to him… Ah!”
It was only a matter of seconds before it happened. To be exact, Theobalt, who was searching the book narrowly with one foot on the table, stumbled and fell straight down!
To be precise, he almost fell on me, so naturally I also fell to the floor violently. For a moment, I was about to burst into tears.
“Oh, my God, madam, are you all right?”
“It’s okay, it’s okay…”
“Can I get you some water?”
I just fell on the floor, so why would I need water?
While I clasped my hard-hit elbow and groaned, Theobalt quickly took himself away from me and was in a hurry, feeling sorry.
But it was then that-
“What are you two doing here?”
I wondered why I was hearing a familiar voice.
My eyes went wide open. How the hell did Jeremy get here? How the hell did he know we were here?
But it didn’t matter how he knew. It was literally an instant that Jeremy’s green eyes turned darker, looking at us alternately with a curious expression.
I was in an unfamiliar situation where I was laying on the floor with tears in my eyes and the crown prince looking away from me in an awkward manner.
What kind of misunderstanding was I making?
Suddenly, I felt cold fingers stroking my back.
“Oh, Jeremy, I…”
Neither Theobalt nor I had time to explain the situation. Jeremy, who was standing there and nailed frozen, in an instant punched the prince!
Needless to say, I couldn’t stop him.
Oh, my God, how powerful a 14-year-old boy was? No matter how hard I tried to stop him, Jeremy kept punching him.
And Theobalt was so embarrassed that for some reason didn’t fight back.
Suddenly, the guards came after hearing the commotion, grabbed him and separated him from the crown prince.
It was really a serious matter. The situation was worse than the terrible day Elias punched the second prince in the past.
The incident, which somehow managed to be covered up by my kneeling before the Emperor and Empress, as well as the budget for a three-year royal banquet, was far different from this one.
I never imagined Jeremy would make such a big accident.
“I don’t think we can stop the trial.“
It was what Duke Nurembert, who visited with the crown prince, said to me. Theobalt, who was full of traces of being beaten up by Jeremy, also opened his mouth with a look of bewilderment, “I’m sorry, madam, my uncle and I tried to persuade them somehow, but in vain.”
“……No, your majesty, it’s not your fault.”