Chapter 31: Charlotte (2)│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
‘Let us make Angelique’s side the perpetrator of the crime.’
Charlotte fabricated charges against Angelique right away, using ladies of the lowest nobility.
The ladies, who, like Charlotte, were tired of being looked down on by Angelique’S friends like Emmeline and Felice, gladly did as Charlotte instructed.
They put nails in Emmeline’s shoes and splattered ink on Felice’s dress.
They also enjoyed bullying them in any way they could.
They must have been overjoyed because Charlotte said that she would take all the responsibility and they would get expensive things from Charlotte in return.
But when they learned that Angelique would be held responsible for these crimes, their expressions hardened.
“What will happen to Angelique if you do that?”
“Don’t worry, Angelique will soon break off her engagement to Ernest-sama, and she may be sent somewhere far away.”
“Did you use us to trick Charlotte?”
“That’s a terrible thing to say,”
Charlotte said coldly to the ladies.
“Can you then tell Emmeline you did it?”
“How could you, Charlotte?!”
“You can’t, can you? It is now too late. You cannot pretend that what you did did not happen.”
The other ladies did the actual work, except Charlotte, who can testify that they saw it, and they have all the evidence just in case.
Charlotte had them provide their own ink and nails. Charlotte had them check out the people who had sold them, and had them testify that they had sold them when needed, and she had them hold the money for them.
“If they ask who you are, say your name is Angelique. Your parents and siblings will be in big trouble if they find out you did it.”
On the other hand, she approached Emmeline and the others and told them that Angelique, like she did to Ernest, looked down on Emmeline and Felice.
Emmeline and Felice easily believed Charlotte’s words because they were jealous and envious of Angelique, who refused to gossip or bad-mouth others.
Charlotte then informed them that she and Ernest were engaged to be married.
She made it clear that she was the one with a royal connection. She implied that the time had come for a change.
“Emeline, you always spoke ill of me, didn’t you? I have to tell Ernest.”
“I-I didn’t do it.”
“Really? But I heard it from Angelique. You understand what it means, don’t you?”
Charlotte, Emmeline, and the others joined in.
“All right, Charlotte.”
“That’s exactly what we want.”
Emmeline and the others, who admired Angelique but saw her as a thorn in their side, likely thought Charlotte was easier to control.
They easily flipped to Charlotte.
As a result, preparations were made, and Charlotte immediately drove Angelique into a corner.
It worked surprisingly well, and Angelique married a poor count in faraway Bourg with the help of the hysterical Ernest.
They are told that it is a very poor county in the middle of nowhere.
Charlotte had a heartwarming experience for the first time in her life.
‘Angelique… You will spend the rest of your life learning how difficult and miserable poverty is.’
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