Is the Lost Princess Unexpectedly Loved? – Chapter 180

𝐊𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐚

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟖𝟎: 𝐊𝐨𝐤𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐚

“Rather. . . it might be that the Regent Sofia harbors resentment towards Kokodia.”

That’s right. No matter how you look at it, she probably doesn’t think highly of Kokodia.

Though Idia, who married into Eugenis from the Duke Samaras family, is the biological mother,

Ramond had heard from a maid who went with Eugenis that they hardly ever spoke.

She left the care to the wet nurse and court lady, never even breastfed, and hasn’t even called her by name.

Moreover, she made an escort knight brought from Kokodia her lover,

and since that lover was killed, she divorced and has returned to Kokodia.

Ramond heard that she did not even meet her when she came back, and he thought that there was no parental affection.

Moreover, his younger brother Heines, even though his engagement was refused, forced his way in,

and laid hands on the Duke’s daughter and returned.

Ramond heard that he declared himself to be the king at the evening party, and he involuntarily struck him.

Ramond didn’t want to think that he’s related to this great fool.

Even so, the child to be born seems to be Heines’s child without a doubt,

and to their parents, it’s their first grandchild.

Though Ramond thought that the child was not at fault and was instructing to raise it with care, but then,

They sent a letter to have that child succeed Eugenis. . .

Ramond thought that this country is done for.

With this. . .It would be strange not to be resented. Ramond would definitely not want to be involved.

When he sought agreement, it seemed that Edmon had thought of something.

“. . .Let’s use that.”

“Huh?”

“Let’s announce all these circumstances to everyone in Kokodia, without hiding anything.

Let’s spread the rumor in the city as well, telling them that’s why we can’t get any help.”

“Do you think it will work?”

“I don’t know. This is a gamble.

Until now, all the scandals concerning the royal family of Kokodia were hidden.

Because of that, it’s true that there are many who have faith in the royal blood.

The absolute trust in the royal family will be lost, but if we don’t change, Kokodia will perish.”

“. . . . . .Right. Let’s try it.”

The results came out surprisingly quickly.

In about ten days, the nobles in the palace were noticeably downcast.

When Ramond had the chamberlain inquire, he discovered that due to those spreading rumors,

Kokodia was growing anxious about its potential downfall.

“It’s amazing. The rumor has already spread so much.

Even if it’s officially announced, I thought they might not believe it.”

When Ramond expressed this to Edmon, who came to report, Edmon’s face took on a complicated expression.

Ramond found it strange, “Why such an expression? Wasn’t our plan successful?” Edmon gave a bitter smile in response.

“Actually . . . it wasn’t because our plan succeeded.”

“What do you mean?”

“When I looked into why the rumor spread so quickly,

It turns out that it has been circulating for over a year.”

“What? What do you mean?”

If it’s been whispered for more than a year, it’s unrelated to this recent announcement.

Who disclosed such sensitive information, a situation that could tarnish the royal family’s reputation?

“It appears there was a spy from Eugenis.

For over a year, they’ve been slowly disseminating the rumor.

Each time it began to fade, it would resurface from somewhere.

While the common folk were initially skeptical, after multiple recurrences,

They were left in doubt, and with our announcement, the rumor spread as if confirmed.”

“A spy from Eugenis? Did they enter from the front of the barrier wall?”

“No. It seems the spy from Eugenis arrived from the Rujail side.”

“Ah!”

Indeed. There aren’t any checks at the Rujail border. Anyone can cross if they wish.

Ramond had overlooked that Eugenis and Rujail were linked by sea.

“This is likely a move by Queen Regent Sofia.

I knew she was a capable leader, but I didn’t expect such cunning.”

“That’s accurate. Perhaps I misjudged her, thinking of her merely as a younger princess.”

It was an undeniable setback. Kokodia was at a loss even with just the barrier wall.

This situation had shifted Kokodia’s mindset.

“If Kokodia abandons its reliance on Eugenis,

We should apologize and reinstate our trade agreements.”

“Indeed.”

By this point, it was evident that Kokodia had lost its stance.

Now with nothing left to lose, even if the royal family’s reputation plummeted further,

Defending the nation remained the priority.

Just as Ramond contemplated reaching out to Eugenis,

News came that Eugenis and Rujail had solidified their alliance.

Simultaneously, a letter arrived, nullifying the pact between Kokodia and Rujail.

Not just Daniel and Ramond , but even Edmon seemed to fall apart, left speechless.


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