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The Unwanted Princess Becomes Loved in the Werewolf Kingdom and Becomes Queen! – Chapter 78

The Unwanted Princess Becomes Loved in the Werewolf Kingdom and Becomes Queen! – Chapter 78


Chapter 78: The End of the Plot

Emperor Karl Heinz was reading the letter just arrived when he saw the last stamped seal of the Urbashek Royal Family, and an overwhelming anger surged through him. He clenched his fist holding the letter and slammed it on the table.

The ashtray and pen on the table made a loud noise, and a moment later, he felt a numb pain in his right hand, but that didn’t matter. What the hell was going on? How dare those barbarians send such a disrespectful letter?

“Constanze! I left it to you, but what is this situation?!”

“I’m sorry, Your Majesty. I’ve already told you what happened, so there’s nothing more to say.

Even with the Emperor’s anger, Empress Constanze did not try to break her calm expression. That only added to his anger, but he couldn’t come up with a way out of this predicament.

The displeasure of being tripped up by those considered beneath him was indescribable. He couldn’t tolerate such unequal conditions.

“Your Majesty, I understand it well now. Looking down on them and plotting against them was a mistake from the beginning.”

“…What?”

“If we had apologized from the beginning, nothing would have happened.”

Constanze remained expressionless as usual. However, Karl Heinz felt pity in her eyes and was at a loss for words.

Why was she looking at him like that now? She had never spoken out about anything and had quietly followed him all along, as if she had no interest in her husband’s actions.

Desperately trying to keep up appearances, even if it means being called incompetent by his subjects. Karl Heinz’s armor was about to crumble.

“Shut up…! An ignorant woman who knows nothing about politics should not speak out of line!”

His shouting voice was mixed with a somewhat sorrowful tone. But he didn’t realize that fact himself.

“You were wrong. That’s all there is to it.”

“It can’t be! It can’t be like that…!”

“We lost the biggest advantage in the alliance, but we were lucky that it didn’t lead to war. Please consider that.”

Karl Heinz had no counter-arguments. Even though he refused to acknowledge his boiling anger, he understood in his mind that what she said was true.

“This is ridiculous. Our country will become a laughingstock…”

“Yes, that’s true. However, there is another way to look at it.”

“What do you mean?”

“Certainly, Shenka’s greatest value is its military, so it could be viewed as inequality now that its lending has stopped. However, if we assume that Shenka is now an ordinary country without either of our deployments, it could be seen as simply changing into a trade alliance.”

As if scales had fallen from his eyes, Karl Heinz let out an inaudible groan in shock.

Indeed, that was true. He had become so fixated on their military power that he couldn’t even see such a simple thing.

“King Ivan is a wise person. He understands very well that concluding an unequal treaty would only leave a legacy of trouble. Perhaps he intends to break the situation where Shenka’s resources are only focused on military power, using this opportunity. Yes, he might have completely taken advantage of this incident.”

“You…why did you suddenly start studying something like that?”

Constanze smiled at the Emperor, who muttered in astonishment. It was the first time he had seen his wife’s smile in a while.

“From the beginning, Your Majesty. Thanks to my education supervisor, I began to enjoy studying… and, one last thing. Ernesta asked me to pass on her well wishes to you.”

Karl Heinz was stunned. After all that he had done, how could she say something like that?

The other daughter he had never met since she was born.

Yes, he had certainly felt despair when he heard they were twins. To forget the guilt of abandoning his daughter, he had been ruthless and eventually utilized her.

As various memories flooded back, Karl Heinz felt as though the ground beneath his feet was shaking.

“…I don’t understand.”

“I suppose not.”

“…How is Ermengard doing?”

“Considering the circumstances, she must be doing fine. It’s true that we’ll never see her again, though.”

It was a common sin that the couple had to bear. As a result of not facing their children, they turned their backs on them. That is all there is to it.

Now, Constanze’s eyes were sad but kind to her husband who was just crushed and looking down. Karl Heinz was yet to know that this would be his first consolation.


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