Chapter Two: Insulting the Idiotic Prince
“Ugh… Ugh… You! What are you thinking?! Do you think you’ll get away with raising a hand against the first prince?!”
“Huh? I didn’t raise my hand. I raised my foot.”
“Tha… That’s…! This is blasphemy!”
“How is this blasphemy, you dimwit? To begin with, you asshole, who gave you the idea that talking about how other women are better on the first day of your engagement is appropriate?”
I can’t believe him. Regardless of how self-centered he is, I expected him to have some common sense.
“I just spoke the truth! What’s wrong with speaking the truth?!”
“Huh? What’s wrong with speaking the truth? You don’t even get that? You’re a prince, aren’t you? You’re going to become this country’s leader, aren’t you? Do you honestly believe you can just say whatever you want without thinking? I think you greatly misunderstand this.”
“W-What does that mean?! And just why can’t I say whatever I want?! I’m the prince! Why should I hold back?!”
This kid… This can’t be real. When I was playing the game, I felt he was a complete moron… But to think he’d be such a moron… I’m concerned about his future.
“Haa… Listen here. You’re the prince, correct? And you’re going to be the king of this kingdom one day, right? To put it another way, you will be the most powerful figure in the kingdom.”
“That’s right. That’s why there’s no need for me to hold back!”
“Your words, actions, and thoughts shall become the will of this kingdom that the words that come out of that pea-like brain of yours will become the kingdom’s will. Do you realize that?”
“Of course I do!!!”
“Hmph! And even knowing it, you continue to say such things?! Listen here. You will never become a king who the people will follow if you do not first consider how a person thinks or your words’ influence on that person. The people are your treasure, you moron!!!”
Zeke became speechless when he heard Alice say that. Did he finally understand?
“…I admit that I was rash. I apologize for speaking my mind without considering your position.”
…Oh my god. This kid. It seems like he really does…
“However, I still prefer Lili to you!”
“You’re still saying that, you insolent brat!!!”
…Doesn’t get it!
When Zeke noticed Alice gazing at him, he hurriedly opened his mouth again.
“At least Lili won’t do what you did and raise her legs at me! You don’t have the right to call yourself a lady if you do that! Who would want such a queen?!”
Look at him, hitting where it hurts… However!
“I didn’t do it because I wanted to. It was only because you were so disrespectful that I did it! I’ll send you flying, you insolent brat!!!”
“You already did?!”
“Shut up! For starters! You’re a prince, aren’t you?! If you’re a prince, then act like one!”
“What did you just say?! What part of me isn’t princely enough?!”
“Instead, I’d like to know what part is! Even a moron can act big! You’re nothing but a vain prince!!!”
“A moron?! You’re calling me a moron?! How am I a moron?!”
“Aren’t you? Just think about it. It’s not like you like me or anything, right? That is to say; this is just a political marriage, correct?”
“That’s right. I haven’t wished…”
“I would also choose to annul this marriage if I had the opportunity!”
“It means I’m canceling it!”
“What?! Cancel it?! I’m a prince; I’ll have you know! This kingdom’s prince! How could you possibly say such a thing to your prince?! In the case of my people, I’ll let you off the hook, but do you really think it’s okay to talk about marriage cancellation in front of me?!”
“You moron, what do you mean by in front of you! Isn’t this marriage, first and foremost, based on mutual merits? It’s only normal that there will be things we can’t stand, but we should do our best to tolerate them. And you! What’s the deal with cursing your fiancée straight away? Is this how a ruler should behave?”
“And you’re telling me that you’ll be the kingdom’s future ruler? My, my, how unfortunate. This kingdom is done for. It’s definitely doomed!”
Zeke had a scary expression on his face, but Alice had no intention of backing down.
“Think about this. What if you told some foreign minister the same things you told me? Don’t you believe it’ll become a kingdom-wide issue?”
“I won’t do something like that!”
“Hmph! I wonder about that. I believe you are capable of it based on what I’ve seen from you thus far.”
“I’m a prince, while you are just a duke’s daughter!”
Zeke screamed, his face flushed with anger.
He really just said that…
“Hmmm… Does this imply that you’ll behave similarly if you visit a kingdom smaller than the Kingdom of Smol?”
“I didn’t say that!”
“Really? That’s what it sounded like to me. Isn’t it true that you believe everyone in a position lower than yours is a moron?”
As he glanced at Alice, Zeke murmured, biting his lower lip.
“You better remember this!!! I’m telling father!!!”
After saying that, Zeke fled from Alice’s room.
Hmph! I’m telling the father he says… That moron.
After calming down, Alice began to think to herself…
I did it… I lashed out at a 7-year-old…
As she lay on her bed, flailing her legs.
This is not something a woman in her late twenties should do…