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A large-scale scandal that suddenly erupted shook the entire capital.
It was only natural because it was a scandal between the Duke of Deimos, the head of the imperial faction, and the Marquess of Camellia, the leader of the aristocratic faction.
People had been constantly talking about this scandal since the morning when the article was published.
They wondered how Marquess Camellia seduced the Duke of Deimos, who had an iron wall to all women.
Occasionally, there was an opinion that the Duke of Deimos might have seduced the Marquess, but it quickly disappeared due to the objection that it was absolutely not possible.
Amidst various speculations and imaginations, the official statements of the Duke of Deimos and Marquess Camellia were announced.
The official statements were the same, as if they told each other what to say.
It was said that on that day, the Duke of Deimos helped Marquess Camellia who was in trouble and nothing had happened between them.
When the statements of the two were announced, people were dubious and plunged into confusion.
It was because Marquess Camelia, who had always admitted to the scandal openly, denied the scandal, and that the Duke of Deimos, who was known to be serious, also denied the scandal.
The nobility also split into two factions, with those who believed in the statement and those who still doubted it.
The nobles of the imperial faction did not doubt the words of their leader.
Among the nobility of the aristocracy, the nobles who followed the Marquess Camellia were the same.
The problem was the nobles, including Marquis Berten, who followed the Duke of Russet.
They began to assert that Marquess Camellia, who had played with the leader of the opposing faction, could not be kept as leader.
As they raised their voices, the nobles who followed Marquess Camellia rebelled against their claims.
In the end, the aristocracy was engulfed in chaos.
And Elysia, who stood at the center of the topic, was literally dying.
After announcing her statement, she, who had been hiding in her mansion, was forced to enter the palace at the call of the second Prince.
Not surprisingly, the nobles began to cling to her, as if they had waited from the moment she got off her carriage. The aristocrats who support her have been encouraging her to persevere, saying they don’t doubt her, but the nobles who followed the Duke of Russet had attacked her mercilessly.
Elysia responded with a relaxed smile and brazen lies to the nobles who rushed to her.
Elysia, who passed through the hardship and barely arrived in front of the 2nd Prince’s office, took a deep breath.
Up until now, she could say that it was all a joke. If she compared it with the man she would fight against from now on.
The second Prince’s servant opened the door to the office as soon as he saw her.
‘He must be very angry. Seeing him let me in right away.’
Elysia glanced into the open door and swallowed her dry saliva.
Even though she continued to prepare her heart, she couldn’t help but feel the rush of tension.
Dustin usually pretended to be decent and noble because of his image, but when he threw his shell off, she knew how crazy he was.
Elysia entered the office, hoping everything would be okay, and found Dustin standing in the center of his office with his hands behind his back.
Dustin raised his golden, thick eyebrows and his mouth was firmly clenched as if he had bitten his teeth.
‘It’s not good.’
Elysia, who was frowning, quickly raised her arm and bowed her head as his and her gaze met.
“The secret meeting with Duke Deimos was sweet, Marquess?”
She stopped at the sharp voice of Dustin, which was filled with sarcasm.
Her forehead was wrinkled.
‘Is that what you say as soon as you see me. Where did you get your courtesy?’
Her annoyance was intense, but it was when she held back and tried to make excuses. Dustin’s large hand grabbed her chin and lifted it roughly.
Dustin’s fierce glistening blue eyes were staring at her as if he was going to devour her.
“I’ve been curious about it. How would I feel if I found out that the Marquess had rolled around with the Duke of Deimos? In fact, I feel very dirty. I want to rip that b*stard to pieces.”
Elysia’s pretty eyebrows twitched. Strangely, she felt very annoyed hearing Dustin curse Iker.
‘No, no matter what, isn’t it too much to curse the Duke of a country?’
She was dissatisfied, but she couldn’t put her heart into her mouth, so Elysia opened her mouth with her troubled smile on her lips on purpose.
First of all, she had to calm down and deal with this nutcase before she did anything.
“Calm down, Your Highness. First off, I did sleep with Duke Deimos…”
“After all, what you said that day was a lie. And you were in bed, not in the garden? On Duke Deimos’s bed.”
“It was a situation where I couldn’t help but lie… ”
“Yeah, how was it? What did that b*stard taste like? He must have been clumsy as a first timer who had never hugged a woman, did he satisfy the Marquess?”
‘Oh, you crazy b*stard. You have to listen to people!’
Elysia gulped dry at the sight of Dustin swearing with an angry face.
If it continued like this, it would be very dangerous. So she changed her demeanor and spoke in a clerical, timid tone.
“I’m sorry, Your Highness, but I don’t think I can give you an answer to the question because nothing happened with Duke Deimos. And I apologize if my lies have offended you. That day she drank Heris and got help from the Duke, but I couldn’t tell you because it would be as noisy as it is now if it were known.”
Having seen him for a long time, Elysia knew Dustin’s personality well.
The man in front of her was like that, instead of feeling sympathy for the opponent, if the opponent seemed afraid or terrified of him, he would get more excited and crush it and devour it.
So when dealing with him, it was important to keep her eyes straight and be confident and businesslike. That way she could avoid being prey.
Fortunately, Dustin was silent for a moment as if her response worked.
After a while, his mouth opened and a muffled voice came out, but it was not as deadly as it was earlier.
“Help……. The Marquess gets help with her body, doesn’t she? Then you will not refuse my help, right?”
Seeing the blue eyes that had flashed with anger and death start to sizzle with different meanings, Elysia stiffened her body in amazement.
It was the kind of eyes that wanted to take off her clothes right away and devoured her.
Feeling the warning of danger resounding strongly in her head, Elysia shook her hands and quickly backed away.
Still, her cat-like eyes rose and her lips hardened in a straight line, and a cool brilliance settled down on her face.
“I don’t want you to insult me anymore. I said nothing had happened with the Duke of Deimos, and even if it did, Your Highness does not have the right to question me.”
Dustin’s thick eyebrows twitched as Elysia spoke resolutely with coldness.
She had a strong posture, but her hands were telling him she was uncomfortable.
Dustin slowly smiled crookedly.
“Right. Yes, I have no right to question the Marquess. Then I will have to make it.”
Elysia’s brow furrowed slightly. She wondered what this crazy man was going to say.
Dustin did not disappoint her concerns.
“Be my woman, Marquess. Then I will keep you where you’re now.”
At Dustin’s words, Elysia stiffened.
It was the first time he had spoken so openly and threateningly, even though she had secretly spilled it before.
“… What do you mean?”
“I’m going to give you a seat next to me. A future Crown Princess, and a chance to one day become Empress and bear my children.”
Dustin took a step towards Elysia, who was soaked in her bewilderment.
Elysia, startled by his face approaching right in front of her, tried to turn away, but his hands were faster. Dustin’s large hand gripped the back of her neck to prevent her from escaping, and a sharp, hot breath pressed against her lips. His blue eyes, still brimming with rage and madness, were staring right at her.
It was a beautiful and handsome face like a sculpture, but why was it so creepy?
While Elysia frowned at the eerie feeling as if a snake was closing and squeezing her entire body, a voice pierced her ears.
“Think carefully, Marquess. Will the Marquess come into my bed willingly and keep your position, or will you lose your current position and be dragged into my arms and forcibly embraced?”
“The result is the same anyway, so it would be better to choose the one with the slightest advantage. I’m looking forward to the Marquess’s choice.”
Dustin’s devilish face, smiling cruelly as he stretched his lips, filled Elysia’s purple eyes.
“Does it sound like a choice, you crazy b*stard. You will take away my position anyway.”
Elysia, who had escaped from the Prince’s office, spat out her swear words.
Staring fiercely at the office’s closed door, she quickly moved towards the front door, where her carriage was waiting.
She said she would think about the Prince’s proposal, which was actually a threat, then she escaped him, but she was very displeased that his lustful gaze and sticky breath still seemed to remain on her face. All she knew was that she had to go back and wash it clean.
Fortunately for her, she did not encounter any nobles on the way to the carriage.
If the nobles were clinging to her like they did when she first came, she might have failed in managing her expression. As she left the second Prince’s palace, Hal, who was leaning on the tree next to the carriage, approached and opened the carriage door.
“Thank you, Hal.”
Elysia, holding Hal’s hand, climbed into her carriage, and as soon as she sat down in her chair, she stretched out as if collapsed.
When she arrived at a place where she could feel safe, the tension that had filled her body dealing with the 2nd Prince and nobles was relieved at once.
After closing the door of the carriage, Hal, who sat across from Elysia, looked at her figure and narrowed his eyes fiercely.
“Did that man do something to you?”
Elysia, who straightened her upper body in response to the question of her close friend, who was angry, spoke right away.
“Hmm. He grabbed my chin twice, that crazy b*stard.”
As soon as Hal heard her words, he pulled the sword handle in the scabbard with his hand. As the blade showed its appearance, he asked in a cold voice.
“Do you want me to cut his hand off?”