Chapter 4: Incoherent Conversation 2 – Julius’ side│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
A few days later…
Finally, my father has agreed to meet Jenny!
That means I can marry her.
Of course, the wedding won’t take place until Jenny graduates, but with my father’s permission, we can register the marriage at any time.
A room in the royal palace
For some reason, not only was my father there, but so was the recording secretary and several ministers.
“Julius. I’d like you to introduce me to your lady.”
My father rushed me along without greetings.
I was a little surprised by my father’s lack of politeness, but she was not a noblewoman. I didn’t think too much about it, thinking that he might be concerned about that.
“Yes, This woman is Jenny Glenn. She’s the daughter of the royal doctor and a brilliant student at the Royal University. She’s smart, kind-hearted, and pure.
Despite her status, she has a great deal of talent. She has already mastered six languages, has a deep knowledge of the history and culture of other countries, and is skilled in politics and law.
She will be able to handle diplomacy and internal affairs with ease. There is nothing wrong with her marrying into the royal family. If her lack of status is a problem of us, we could ask the nobles to adopt her into their family before she marries.
I am sure any noble would like to adopt her. That should not be a problem. I want to serve my country with the woman I love. I ask for your understanding.”
The official’s face turned pale in contrast to my father’s, who did not raise an eyebrow. The ministers were also holding their temples.
Did I say something wrong?
I looked at Jenny beside me, who was staring at me with a happy glint in her eye.
“Jenny Glenn: How about you?”
“…I, too, adore His Highness Julius. It’s true, I have neither rank nor wealth to boast of. But I am proud to say that I have the brains to make up for it!
I will do everything in my power to serve the royal family and this country as your daughter and a princess. You will not regret it. I am worth more to you than any woman who has nothing but her rank and fortune. I will work hand in hand with His Highness Julius to build the kingdom. Out of love and loyalty, please accept me”
“… I see. I didn’t think you two could be so foolish together.”
“Miss Jenny is a commoner. It’s not surprising that she doesn’t know about the royal family’s business. Julius, I didn’t realize you also didn’t understand your place. I’ve always told you that. It’s not difficult for you to marry someone. It’s just a matter of you becoming a commoner.”
“…Huh? commoner? Father, what are you…”
“…By the looks of it, you don’t even understand your place in the world. What kind of upbringing has the consort given you? Julius, your mother, was born to a viscount. Normally, no one below the rank of earl would be a consort. Are you aware of that?”
“Yes, it is a special recognition for their service in the last war…”
“That’s right. Your maternal grandfather, Viscount Ruler, was one of the heroes of the Ten Year War. But more than that, he was also a benefactor of the Marquis of Croll.
The previous Marquis of Croll owed a great debt of gratitude to Viscount Lulua, who saved his life.
The daughter of that benefactor had been recommended to me as my consort in order to fulfill her wish to marry me, the Crown Prince at the time.
Even though the war was over, the royal family, which was suffering from financial difficulties, could not ignore the recommendation of the Marquis of Croll, one of the wealthiest families in the kingdom.
After all, if the daughter of a viscount becomes consort, the royal family will receive a huge amount of money from the Marquis of Croll.”
(Translator: Potato-tan: This means that Alicia’s grandfather owed Julius’ maternal grandfather a favor and used that favor to get Julius’ mother to become a consort.)
I’ve never heard of this before.
My mother never said anything along those lines.
She always said it was my father who saw her as the one.
“Originally, she was to be adopted by the Marquis of Croll before coming to the royal court, but all the relatives of the Marquis family were against it, so she came to the royal court as a Viscountess by way of exception.”
“Why didn’t the Marquis of Croll adopt my mother?”
“The former Marquis of Kroll wanted to adopt her, but his wives and others were against it.
But I suppose that was to be expected. The Marquesses of Croll have a number of daughters themselves, and even if she were the daughter of a benefactor, there would be no merit in having her as an adopted daughter.”
“Your mother is really beautiful, but that’s all. But in other words, she has neither the education nor the intelligence to be a consort.
A consort is not just a consort. She’s there to support the queen and assist her in her work. Your mother could not do that.
It might have been different if she’d thought about her position and kept a low profile, but she’s shallow enough to change her attitude depending on who she’s talking to. And on top of that, he’s been swearing at the queen and the other consorts for years.
The wives of the Marquis of Croll must have known the true nature of the queen’s side. The fact that they stubbornly refused to welcome her into their family is proof enough.”
I’ve never heard of this before.
I had never heard of such a thing from my mother. She said the other consorts were jealous of her because of her father’s favoritism. I was told that she never leaves her palace to avoid being harassed.