“You can easily say the word ‘breakup’ compared to before.”
The Crown Prince clenched his teeth.
He seemed to have been hurt by my words, but he looked to be more surprised and angry than that.
Even though he was the one who mentioned the break up.
But I looked at him without saying a word because it was cumbersome to point out that fact.
He then asked as if he could not understand what I said.
“Why are you doing this to me? It’s not just Claire, right?”
“Of course, it’s not just because of Lady Dana. But are you asking because you really don’t know?”
The Crown Prince did not hesitate at all, and immediately nodded his head.
The corners of my lips rose crookedly at his brazenness.
“Tell me the person who helped Claire escape from prison. When you send the assassin to the prison to kill my nanny for her, were you not even prepared to face the consequences?”
The Crown Prince was silent for a moment.
A few minutes of silence passed.
When I revealed that I knew the secret, our relationship was over.
I waited silently for what would come out of his mouth.
Apologies, excuses, regrets?
Either way it didn’t matter.
It had already gone too far and there was no way to return.
“Was that really your thing, Roxana?”
The Crown Prince asked me with a shocked face.
But I was even more surprised by his reaction.
“Is that all you have to say? You have killed for Lady Dana….and you’re asking me that?”
This time, the Crown Prince kept his mouth shut, as if he couldn’t find what to say.
I took a white envelope from my pocket and handed it to him.
He reluctantly accepted the envelope with an anxious face.
“What is this?”
“It is a break up letter. Considering our past, I think it would be better to deliver it directly than to have someone notify you.”
Engagement and marriage were different but one break up could solve the problem of two.
Ever since I came to this world, this was the most I had accomplished.
I could have sent a letter of break up right after asking the duke’s permission, but I had to wait to pick a day with a lot of people like today.
During the conversation, something shook behind the Crown Prince.
As the sun went down and it became dark everywhere, the shadow of a person reflected in the moonlight was flickering.
It was as if someone was listening to our conversation.
The place where we were standing was away from the building where people gathered.
As it was a remote place, there was no one in sight.
It was suitable for secret conversations and meetings.
There was only one pair of shadows visible now, but it was impossible to know how many more there were around.
In the eyes of others, everything would appear to be a coincidence.
In addition, they wouldn’t talk recklessly since it’s related to the imperial family, but soon many people would know.
And there was no way the 2nd Prince’s forces could ignore what could become the Crown Prince’s weakness.
“A break up letter…? Am I hearing it right?”
The Crown Prince raised an eyebrow curiously.
“It’s right. I would appreciate it if you deal with it within this month at the latest.”
The envelope crumpled when he tightened his hand.
The paper that I had been working on for several days was crumpled up in a mess.
However, it didn’t matter if the Crown Prince burned the paper right in front of my eyes.
Because I could send it again.
What’s important was my decision, and I could send back several copies of that kind of paper.
“Roxana, how could you do this to me?”
The Crown Prince asked with a face full of betrayal.
“Now why did you ask me to come here? Wasn’t that what Your Highness wanted too? You met with your lover behind your fiancée’s back…With whom you want to be with…”
The Crown Prince clenched his teeth.
And he tried to approach me.
Immediately after that, the Duke’s knights, who had been standing like statues, blocked his way.
“It’s rude. How dare you block the Crown Prince?”
He warned in a low voice and his escort was outraged.
But he brought only one escort, and there were three knights on my side.
So it didn’t look very threatening.
“Crown Prince, please forgive the rudeness. I’m sorry, but His Excellency has given an order to stop anyone who tries to approach the Princess more than necessary.”
I was worried that there would be another uproar this time, but the fight didn’t happen.
Ignoring them, he looked at me and said in a sincere voice.
“You’re the only one I want to be with, Roxana.”
The Crown Prince’s expression was desperate.
But I could not believe the crocodile’s tears.
I sneered coldly.
“Who would believe that? Even if it is true, it has nothing to do with me now. Because I don’t love you anymore.”
The Crown Prince’s face hardened visibly, like a crack in a mirror.
He looked precarious as his white skin was turning pale, as if he would collapse at any moment.
“I will leave first.”
I turned away slowly, leaving the stunned Crown Prince behind.
The Crown Prince’s voice, which seemed to be incomprehensible, fell slowly and heavily behind me.
“Viscountess Willis had already betrayed you. So why are you so angry?”
I froze for a moment.
I doubted my ears, wondering if I had heard it wrong.
However, when I turned around, the moment I saw his unshakable eyes… I knew I wasn’t wrong.
“Now… Your Highness, are you confessing that it was for me that you killed the nanny who raised me?”
The Crown Prince lowered his gaze.
His long eyelashes and half-covered eyes flickered for a moment.
But he soon looked straight at me and said:
“I can’t say it’s completely not.”
The words that came out of his mouth were absurd and surprising. But this time, I was speechless and horrified.
“Are you talking sanely?”
Then, a little movement was heard behind a tree a little away. It seemed that it was not only us who visited this place for a secret meeting.
“Who is there?”
Just then, I saw a pair of a young man and woman approaching from afar.
When they found me and the Crown Prince, they bowed their heads in surprise.
“I see the Crown Prince and Princess.”
The Crown Prince nodded his head without saying a word.
Our conversation was interrupted and it seemed that the Crown Prince had something else to say, but it was difficult to talk in front of others.
As the atmosphere became awkward, the man said with a puzzled smile on his face.
“Perhaps we interrupted your conversation?”
The Crown Prince looked at the two with a cold face in continuous silence.
The atmosphere grew heavier.
A look of trouble was added to the face of the man who asked the question. I quickly spoke.
“It’s alright. I was about to go back anyway. I hope you have a good time. I’ll see you next time if there is a chance.”
I left before the Crown Prince caught me.
I didn’t look back, so I couldn’t really see what his expression looked like.
Perhaps It was nothing good.
I set out in the hope that the couple left behind would not be the subject of the Crown Prince’s anger.
“What are you up to?”
The Crown Prince asked.
The man was speechless.
He came all the way here while looking for a quiet place for a secret meeting, but he didn’t expect to see the Crown Prince and princess fighting.
Judging by the atmosphere, they seemed to be arguing quite seriously, but at the point when their eyes met, we couldn’t go back without greeting……
It was a really difficult situation.
In the end, he approached and greeted them, but it must have been the wrong choice.
The man glanced at the Crown Prince.
Then, seeing his fierce expression, the man swallowed.
Suddenly, a cold sweat formed on his forehead.
“We were admiring the moonlight because it is exceptionally beautiful tonight.”
Instead of the stiff man, the woman answered.
Her gaze at the Crown Prince was full of envy.
Because of his noble and pure blood, his face was handsome and sweet.
He would be flawless if it weren’t for Baron Dana’s daughter, who was always attached to him.
Seeing that the Crown Prince had taken a liking to a low class status like Claire, she (the woman) might have a chance for herself.
Recently, the Crown Prince had been trying to distance himself from Lady Dana, and it seemed that his relationship with the Princess was not very good either.
If the seat next to the Crown Prince was vacant, there would be no law in the world that she wouldn’t be the second Lady Dana.
“Certainly quiet and secluded is suitable for viewing the moon. The sky is also clear. But it’s a shame that it’s more bleak than I thought.”
She replied shyly with a blushed face.
With a smile on her lips, she occasionally glanced at the Crown Prince with a subtle gaze.
The face of the man next to her deteriorated as the woman tried to seduce the Crown Prince.
He met her for the first time today, and he didn’t like her that much, so there wasn’t much to lose.
He was offended, but it wasn’t something he couldn’t understand since his opponent was the Crown Prince.
But now, the Crown Prince would not fall for such a trivial temptation.
Not only that, but he looked furious.
It seemed that the woman didn’t notice, but when the princess left earlier, the Crown Prince’s expression looked as precarious as glass on the verge of breaking.
It was very foolish to provoke him like that.
“You can leave.”
The Crown Prince responded as if he was annoyed.
“If I go back to the banquet hall now, it will be in full swing and noisy. It’s a nice evening, so would you like to enjoy it together before returning to the banquet hall?”
The woman asked with bright eyes and anticipation.
A slight contempt flashed in the man’s gaze.
It was the first time she, a daughter of a lower status aristocrat, had seen the Crown Prince this close, so she seemed excited.
That’s why she didn’t understand the atmosphere.
The man was only worried that sparks would ignite on himself later because of her.
“Can’t you hear me? Just go.”
The Crown Prince’s voice was as cold as ice.
At the end of his voice, there was a hint of irritation that could not be hidden, and his gaze was deadly.
Feeling the chill, the woman hesitated and stepped back.
Her whole body froze in fear, and she grabbed the man’s hem and hid behind him.
“Yes, Your Highness, then we will leave.”
After the man greeted the Crown Prince, he took the woman, who was stunned, and disappeared somewhere.
The Crown Prince looked at their backs and headed towards the direction he had heard noises before.
There were scattered leaves all around, and there were traces of the grass being trampled on.
It was clear that someone else had been there a while ago.
But that someone had already disappeared into an invisible place.