The Father and the Daughter - Chapter 1
The palace was turned upside down by the news of the emperor’s death, which was unexpected.
Fortunately, we won the war, so the worst situation of the empire being destroyed was avoided.
However, the young emperor, who was firmly in his place, was killed in action.
The ministers gathered in one place, not even unable to dress properly, said, “We need to decide who will succeed the fallen emperor as soon as possible.”
The fallen emperor who ascended to the throne at an early age, killed all his blood relatives with his own hands.
It caused even greater panic because no one even thought in their dreams that the emperor who went to war, would die.
It was a time when the conference hall was in chaos because of the people who raised their voices by insisting on their petty arguments.
Behind the door of the meeting hall, there was an explosion and a scream of someone.
Someone’s voice was clearly heard in the dust caused by the explosion.
“What are you looking so far for?”
It was a light tone, but the voice that seemed to be dignified definitely belonged to a young girl.
The meeting hall began to tremble at the unfamiliar voice they heard for the first time.
Believe it or not, it was a child with sparkling silver hair and pink eyes who walked through the dust and appeared in the conference room.
Everyone in the conference room knew.
Knew the fact that the little girl was the abandoned princess who was out of the Emperor’s sight and was left in the palace.
Soon after, the smile of the little girl, who raised the corners of her mouth, seemed to feel a cleverness that was not suitable for her age.
Isabella, who heard the news of the emperor’s death, blocked my mouth.
The eyes toward me were mixed with various emotions such as sadness, anxiety, and sorrow.
It also seemed that she was very worried that I would be shocked.
After listening to the knight’s words carefully, I covered the book in my hand and laid it down.
Then he lifted himself up and walked to the front of the door.
After looking at the knight from the head to toe, I opened my mouth.
“Hm? This is Shubel Isaac, Your highness.”
When I heard the answer, I nodded and continued.
“Yes, Sir Isaac. You’re with the 5 Knights, right?
I lived in an abandoned palace, but I was pretty knowledgeable on the information going around in the palace.
Isabella getting the books I needed from time to time and giving me important information had the biggest impact.
“You know, there’s one thing you missed. You said you were in a hurry, but you didn’t ask for permission to enter the room. Why don’t you take the etiquette lesson again?”
Only then did Isaac realize his mistake, and his face became noticeably stiff.
“You shouldn’t dare to ignore me just because I’m a princess in this palace.”
“Sorry, I apologize.”
As I looked at the face of Isaac, who was looking down at me with his tall height, he shook his throat, and eventually he lowered his head.
Isabella’s confused eyes felt strong on the back of my head, but now there was no time to explain to Isabella.
The emperor died suddenly.
Then, the ministers who did not participate in the war and remained in the imperial palace for the emperor had only one thing left to do that is replace the emperor.
I need to move on with the next step of my plan.
“If they’re in a meeting, they’re in the Imperial Palace, aren’t they?”
“Yes, yes! That’s right.”
“You cannot enter this place unless you are an identified person.”
“This is the Empire’s one and only princess! Back off now!”
Isabella who was frightened by him, shouted.
The soldiers scanned my face at the moment they heard that I was a princess.
They eventually shook their heads firmly, thinking that they could do nothing even if I was the abandoned princess.
“No matter how many times you ask me, princess. I cannot allow you to enter. An important meeting in the session……”
I cutted off the soldier’s words and coldly asked him to get out of the way.
I was in a very bad mood right now.
From Isaac to this soldier who is standing in my way right now.
No matter how much she is an abandoned princess who does not have any power, everyone seemed to be out of their minds to try and ignore me.
“Again, there’s an important meeting going on inside, so no.”
It seemed quite obvious, but the soldier didn’t seem to notice it.
I laughed briefly.
And what followed was the scream of the soldier who blocked me.
The other soldier, who was watching what happened in a flash, was terrified.
The meeting hall, where the loud noise was leaking out to the outside, sank quietly for a moment.
“What are you looking so far for? I’m here.”
The faces of the ministers were full of embarrassment, as if they had not thought that I would show up.
Naturally, all the ministers gathered at the conference hall were new faces.
“Ah. Princess Arisia…!”
That was a clear reminder of my identity.
However, from his point of view, I had been stuck in the palace from the beginning of my life, so I decided to understand and move on.
Walking deeper into the conference hall, I sat in the central seat, originally the seat of the emperor, and crossed my legs in an arrogant manner.
“What are you doing? Sit down.”
The ministers, who glanced at each other, began to sit down one by one.
“Looks like you don’t like me, tell me. What’s the problem?”
When I said that, the voices of the ministers began to burst as if they had been waiting for this time.
Thanks to this, the conference room was in a much more noisy state than before I arrived.
The loudest voice was the man who spoke out my name first.
“Women as emperors? No way!”
Eventually, I turned to the man and raised one hand.
This was a sign that everyone should shut up quietly because I had something to say.
I raised my chin to the man and asked a simple question casually.
“Tell me your name, name.”
“The Marquis of Pharen.”
The Marquis’s tone was still arrogant, as he couldn’t give up his pride on a subject that he was so intimidated by my eyes.
“Really? It’s been a while since the marquis’s ceremony and you can only think about that much. is this how the Empire is supposed to be?”
The Marquis, who was raising his voice as if he was trying to refute what I said, soon closed his mouth after seeing my fierce eyes.
“Just shut up and do your job.”
It was not a word that should come out of the mouth of a young child who was only nine years old.
Especially when she was also a princess.
Isabella, who firmly believed that I was a nice and decent and pretty child, sat down and was pale, but I didn’t stop and kept talking.
“If you raise your voice with that kind of talk one more time…. Even I can’t imagine what would happen next.”
The eyes of the Marquis rolled down without a smile.
It was worth seeing him sulk and avoid my eyes.
In a noticeably gloomy atmosphere, another man sitting closest to me soon lifted himself up.
“The Duke of Herdev, Arnold Herdev, greets the Empress.”
The man who turned to the side where I was sitting and bowed politely while introducing himself.
There are only three families having the title of Duke in the empire.
The man standing in front of me is the head of one of the three families.
“There’s only one thing I’m worried about, Your majesty. It’s your power.”