8. The King’s Brother’s Fiancée (End)
While Eleonora was busy crying about that son of a b*tch, a little commotion broke up in the palace.
The king’s younger brother, Elberon, had asked to step down.
Elberon bowed reverently to the king, Xanagan, and his entourage.
“I apologize for the inconvenience, but I intend to give up my royal status and embark on a journey to cure Ferliana’s illness.”
As he kneeled and bowed his head, Elberon’s expression was haggard.
Since that day, his beloved never opened her eyes.
Elberon pleaded sorrowfully, and bowed his head.
“—I thereby ask your permission to leave the royal palace with Ferliana…! I beg of you…!”
His younger brother, Gridlen, also bowed his head.
However, the gazes of the surrounding aristocrats were cold.
“What is he talking about after angering His Highness Lydian?”
“Lady Ferliana contracted a mysterious disease, and her parents’ house suddenly burned down. Is this part of her bizarre conspiracy?”
They ran their mouths as they pleased. By the way, they used to be in the royal faction. The change in attitude was drastic, but it was common in power struggles.
Rather than paying attention to them, King Xanagan was preoccupied with his son’s misdeeds. (He intuitively guessed that it was Lydian who burned down the nobleman’s mansion and inflicted that illness on the marquis’ daughter). If anything, he should be the one to apologize…
“Elberon, I understand where you’re coming from. To honor your deep love for Lady Ferliana, I’ll allow you to retire. Please live well.”
King Xanagan couldn’t admit it, but everything was his son’s fault, so he decided to grant Elberon’s wish out of guilt.
Of course, Elberon didn’t know that.
“I’ll never forget Your Majesty’s kindness!”
He sobbed as he prostrated himself.
Since they were in the middle of a conflict, Elberon thought that his plea would fall on deaf ears. Above all, he thought that Ferliana, who was afflicted with a strange disease, would be quarantined or executed.
King Xanagan’s words saved Elberon.
The aristocrats, unaware of the actual cause, were impressed by the king’s lenience.
“Even though they were in conflict, His Majesty still showed his younger brother mercy!”
“King Xanagan is truly benevolent!”
Such rumors spread.
Even the queen dowager was touched by King Xanagan’s generosity.
“…All this time, I’ve been blind! No wonder the former king entrusted the throne to him!” She wept and bowed to King Xanagan, apologizing for her past misdeeds.
Afterwards, she entrusted the full authority of the back palace to Queen Dorothea, and secluded herself in a small palace, living like a nun.
Gridlen apologized to Vanessa.
Vanesssa slapped him twice.
“I forgive you. The queen dowager gave me a mine as a compensation. Besides, it’s a loveless engagement, anyway. Also, if not for His Highness awakening to true love, I wouldn’t be able to reunite with the man I love.”
She smiled, a pristine ring gleaming on her finger.
Gridlen smiled as he saw it.
“I’m glad you’re happy. Thank you for supporting me until now. I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused you.”
He apologized sincerely, before giving her his blessings.
Realizing his inexperience and inadequacy, Gridlen asked his older brother, Elberon. “I’d like to join you.” After all, as his sister-in-law, Ferliana always took care of Gridlen. Therefore, Gridlen wanted to do something for his brother and sister-in-law.
“Let me remind you, I don’t know if this journey will ever end. It may even ruin your future.”
“I don’t mind. Take me with you. There has to be something I can do.”
The two hugged each other and cried
Thus, Elberon, the king’s brother, accompanied by his brother, Gridlen, embarked on a long journey to cure Ferliana.
Buffeg said, “A kiss from His Highness Elberon will solve everything, though.” Looking at their passionate love, the couple would surely be happy in the not-too-distant future.
By the way, Buffeg didn’t feel the need to tell Elberon the solution. He definitely wasn’t jealous of them,
Lydian also didn’t seem to care, and was taking care of official duties.
Nevertheless, Lydian was worried because Eleonora stopped showing up to the castle.
“I wonder if she’s still shocked after Elberon yelled at her… I should’ve given him a harsher punishment!”
Despite the melancholy in his tone, his words themselves were disturbing.
Buffeg, who wanted to live in peace, remarked on the side. “Maybe she was just shocked that Lady Ferliana collapsed in front of her?”
Lydian was convinced.
“How adorable, Eleonora is very delicate.”
As he spoke, his expression softened, resembling a child his age.
Buffeg had recently discovered that Lydian would express human emotions when Eleonora was involved.
Before, he was afraid that their relationship would be akin to two potent drugs mixed together, but it seemed that they neutralized each other instead.
Buffeg was sincerely relieved for the engagement between Eleonora and Lydian.
…All’s well that ends well?
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