Chapter 45/77│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
“How did you like the entertainment?”
Viscount Reinke and everyone else involved in the trade of illegal drugs and people is now being held in front of me.
“Fufu… They attempted to do this to my beloved Dee-sama. I promise I won’t let you get away with it.”
Liz laughs and tightens the corners of her mouth into a grin.
Y-You can make that expression…? But this might be fine…
In addition to the evidence Yennie had prepared, we searched the mansion, the merchants’ hideout, and the homes of the people involved, and found so many items that it was difficult to bring them back to the capital.
Look how much damage they caused…
Viscount Reinke and his entire family will be executed and destroyed, and those who were involved will most likely be forced to work in mines for at least ten years.
“Then, Gustav, we’ll return these individuals to the royal capital—And…”
We discussed the incident’s aftermath.
First of all, I’ve decided to give temporary control of Mainrich to a neighboring nobleman who had nothing to do with what happened.
I will also look into and return all captives who have already been sold out from the books of accounts.
If they live happily in the places where they were sold, compensation will be paid from a portion of Viscount Reinke’s fortune, without compulsion.
…The existence of an organization that trafficked illegal drugs, which has been revealed in this case.
Just how deep are the roots of this country, including human trafficking organizations…
Liz was looking at me with concern before I knew it.
“It’s all right, Liz. It’s just… I have a lot of things I need to get done.”
That said, I smile at Liz, although I’m clumsy.
I think I’ve grown up in the last year and a half, and I can now smile on purpose, even if I do it clumsily.
Liz and Hanna make fun of me from time to time, though.
“Let’s take it one step at a time, Dee-sama.”
“Yeah, I suppose so.”
But first… I need to gain power.
A special ability to make everyone happy.
“Elder brother, I heard you wrongfully accused the Viscount of Reinke.”
It’s been a week since we caught Viscount Reinke and broke up his human trafficking ring. As soon as we got back to the palace, Oscar got in the way.
But, judging by his angry expression rather than his usual frivolous smile, the capture of Viscount Reinke does not bode well for Oscar.
“Yes, I did catch Viscount Reinke while on an inspection trip in Mainrich—he was involved in human trafficking and the sale of illegal drugs.”
“That is a false charge! —Elder Brother can’t tell the difference between right and wrong!”
Oscar raised his voice in protest.
But… What is this guy talking about? How can that be a false charge with all of this evidence? It’s difficult to grasp.
“…Is that all you have to say, Oscar?”
“What do you mean, that’s all you have to say?! Elder Brother has no idea what he’s on about! Do you know how much this kingdom benefits from Viscount Reinke?!”
Oscar shakes his head, as if I’m the one who doesn’t understand.
I can’t help but wonder what’s going on here…
“Fufu… Dee-sama, His Highness Oscar appears confused—I believe you should leave him alone.”
“Fumu, that’s right.”
Liz gives me a smile, and I nod.
Oscar gives me a reproachful look, as if he doesn’t approve of our intimate relationship.
“In any case, Viscount Reinke’s fate will be decided by the Minister of Justice and His Majesty the King. I simply did what needed to be done. If you are still dissatisfied, go directly to His Majesty the King and the Minister of Justice.”
I took Liz’s hand and walked past Oscar.
Then I noticed Oscar’s expression lifted the corners of his mouth.
And when we got to a certain distance where Oscar was no longer visible…
“…Did you see that, Liz?”
“Yes, His Highness—Oscar was clearly smiling.”
“…Then Oscar might have something to say about the Viscount Reinke case.”
The most likely scenario is that Viscount Reinke is innocent and that I wrongfully arrested him, but… with all of the evidence, that seems a bit far-fetched.
I press my lips to her ear and whisper softly.
“…I think that’s a good possibility.”
“If it’s really… then it’s perfect.”
“Fufu… It’s going to be interesting.”
Liz and I exchanged smiles as we nodded.
—Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com—
- │Advanced Chapters
『Ongoing 30/105 — Until the Exiled Duke’s Daughter, Wilhelmina, Becomes Happy
Completed 85/85 — The Villainess Carries a Strategy Guide
Completed 70/70 — Leah Flores’s Devotion – I May Be a Mob Knight, but in This Life I Will Definitely Protect Duke William with All My Might!
Completed 45/45 — Marriage by Contract? No, It’s a Marriage of Convenience – A Countess Who Had Her Engagement Broken Off Lives Vigorously in the Northern Lands
Completed 95/95 — Although I Am Supposed to Be the Villainess (Planned), I Just Want to Eat Confectionery – I Will Aim for a Peaceful Life with the Block Skill』