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“Wait a minute, I’ll bring tea.”
As Sarah turned and tried to go to the kitchen, Eileen hurriedly caught her.
“No. Don’t bother.”
“No tea. Sit down.”
Eileen said with a friendly smile.
Sarah reluctantly sat down.
“Did something happen while we didn’t see each other? Did someone come…?”
Sarah’s face hardened when Eileen asked.
She looked down at the floor without saying a word with a subdued gaze.
Recently, a rumor had spread in the capital.
It was said that the Crown Prince sacrificed innocent people for his mistress.
It was unbelievable that he killed two people to hide the crime the mistress committed.
People usually think of the Crown Prince’s fame and reputation, and at first they did not believe it, but when the rumors grew out of control, they criticized them.
Of course, Viscountess Willis was nobility, not commoner, and she was not innocent.
However, ordinary people did not know the details of what happened that day, and rumors tend to be falsified from mouth to mouth.
After all, what did the truth matter so much?
People already saw the Crown Prince and Claire as evils and evils wouldn’t tell between right and wrong.
“I’m sorry I couldn’t keep the secret.”
Eileen took Sarah’s hand and said.
“But I couldn’t help it either. The 2nd Prince was fiercely questioning me, so in order to protect my family…”
“It’s fine. I don’t care, so don’t take it too seriously.”
Sarah said with a bitter expression.
A few days ago, a member of the imperial family paid her a visit.
Eileen had broken her promise.
The imperial official asked Sarah a few things.
His demeanor was polite, but his voice and gaze were sharp.
When she thought of that moment, her heart was still pounding.
This incident left a fatal flaw in the reputation of the Crown Prince, who was usually praised for being just and gentle.
Judging from the timing and circumstances, it was clear that it was the second prince’s order.
The more rumors spread and the more people criticized the two, the more exhilarating they felt, but the more fearful they became.
So, when the imperial official came, Sarah was terrified.
It was fortunate enough that it was the person of the second Prince who came, not the Crown Prince’s.
If it was the Crown Prince’s men, Sarah thought she would suffer a silent death like her mother.
There was a small problem in the middle, but in the end it was revenge for the two people who killed her mother.
She wasn’t displeased with Eileen, but even if she was, what could she do to a daughter of a high ranking noble?
“Thank you for saying that.”
Eileen said with tears in her eyes.
“I couldn’t come early for some reason. The apology was delayed because of that.”
Sarah asked with a slightly puzzled face.
“Because my father ordered me not to go out.”
Eileen’s face darkened as she recalled the memories of the past few days.
Her lies to the second prince were eventually uncovered, and her father, Count Mason, found out about it.
Count Mason, who had always loved his daughter dearly, this time showed a very determined attitude as if he was very angry.
It was a felony that Eileen deceived the second prince with a shallow lie, which had soon been revealed, and could lead to the demise of the entire family.
Fortunately, the 2nd Prince only warned her and didn’t impose her punishment, which allowed the incident to pass, but Count Mason kept her inside her room to prevent further accidents.
And he ordered a stay-at-home order for half a year.
Of course, although she was now freed to move around like this.
“That’s bad. But is it ok for you to go out like this?”
As Sarah asked with a worried face, Eileen gave her a bitter smile.
“It’s okay now.”
When Eileen was grounded, her mother, Countess Mason, persuaded the Count with earnest words.
Count Mason loves his daughter deeply and was sad to punish her. Eventually he lifted the ban.
But he warned sternly.
Next time, if she had another accident, then she would be banned from leaving the house infinitely instead of half a year.
Eileen had never seen her father so cold and harsh on her in her life.
At that time, when she recalled the incident, she was still amazed.
She looked at her toes with a gloomy face, and then she raised her head and asked, recalling her original purpose in coming here.
“Have you met the second prince?” (Eileen)(*after meeting with Eileen, the second prince met with Sarah)
Eileen’s face came to life again, and her gaze brightened.
However, her droopy eyebrows gave a hint of nervousness, and her clenched lips looked as if she wanted to say something.
Sarah hesitated for a moment, then nodded her head.
“It’s been a while, but I’ve seen him.”
“What did the Second Prince say?”
“He didn’t say anything. He asked a few questions, but none of them were special.”
Eileen was a little disappointed, and asked again.
“Do you remember exactly what he asked?”
“He just asked a few questions about what kind of conversations went on between the Crown Prince and the princess… Oh, and by the way, he asked about Princess Lillian. I said I didn’t know.”
Eileen narrowed her eyes.
“Why did the 2nd Prince ask such a question……”
Her expression softened as she belatedly recalled the fact that Sarah’s mother, who had just died, had worked for many years as the princess’s nanny.
But the suspicion remained the same.
The breakup of the Crown Prince and Princess Lillian seemed certain.
But why did the second prince show interest in her?
Eileen licked her lips, suppressing her displeasure.
She hesitated, but eventually she couldn’t stand it, and asked.
“Did he say anything about me?”
“He didn’t say anything.”
Sarah gave an answer with a puzzled face, but faithfully answered.
Eileen’s face hardened at her words.
She tried to hide her expression, but she couldn’t hide her disappointment.
“Why are you asking that? Eileen, maybe…?”
Sarah looked at her with a slightly startled face.
“Do you like the Second Prince?”
Eileen’s face instantly heated up.
She looked like a girl who fell in love for the first time.
But her complexion soon darkened.
“It’s not like that, so don’t guess. I’ll leave now.”
Eileen spoke coldly and got up from her seat.
Sarah stared blankly at her, not even thinking of stopping her.
She couldn’t keep up with her change of emotions, which was unusually capricious today.
Usually, Eileen tended to be impulsive and capricious, but this was not the case.
It was clear that her attitude was strange today because of the second prince.
Sarah looked at Eileen’s back as she left with a blank face.
The second prince had no fiancée yet, but everyone who knew that the Marquis Kylon had an eye on him for a long time.
Marquis Kylon was a well-established nobleman and his power was not to be ignored. And he wanted his daughter to marry the prince.
Eileen was also a high-ranking noblewoman and a daughter of Count, and she had a cute appearance and a bright and cheerful personality, so she was not a bad match for the second Prince.
However her competitor, Marquis Kylon, had a very cruel nature, contrary to what was known.
When the second prince returned splendidly, announcing the victory, many people coveted him because of his splendid appearance and achievements.
Among them were some active women.
However, they quietly disappeared from time to time.
Later news came that some of them had broken legs, some had burns to their faces, and some were blind.
Some people were suspicious of this, and they were suspicious of the young lady, Marquis Kylon’s daughter, but everyone knew her noble and warm personality.
After so many years, the only woman left with the second prince was Young Lady Kylon.
Already, most people seemed to think she would become the second Prince’s future wife.
At a banquet she once attended, Sarah accidentally overheard Lady Kylon talking to her maid.
Then, she knew for sure.
The rumors… were true.
Unlike Princess Lillian, Lady Kylon was a true villain.
Her mischief didn’t stop at the frivolous level of pouring wine on people’s dresses or flirting.
She was more cruel and vicious, but no one ever suspected her, so she was meticulous and smart.
‘Would she be all right?’
Although Sarah resented Eileen a little, she didn’t wish Eileen harm.
Sarah had a worried face as she looked at the closed door.
Even after getting into her carriage, Eileen’s complexion was still dark.
Obviously that day, the second Prince had a cold attitude towards her, but she herself did not forget him.
Was there anything else in the world as changeable as the human heart?
When he first found out her lies, she was terrified, and she was locked up in her room, feeling sad thinking about it.
But the 2 princes she saw up close, once seen, he was unforgettably beautiful.
With mysterious silver hair and clear eyes like glass beads, he was cold like the morning mist, but he had a mysterious and elegant figure.
Even now, when Eileen thought of his cold attitude toward herself, her heart was stuffy and depressed.
She knew that the second prince had no interest in her.
But, since when did marriage between nobles involve love?
This was especially true for the imperial family who was at the center of the struggle for the throne.
She had hated them all her life, but in the last few days she changed her mind.
Knowing that the second Prince might marry Lady Kylon, Eileen tried to give up, but the human heart didn’t work as she intended.
Moreover, it had been several years since the daughter of Marquis Kylon liked him, and the 2nd Prince already held his coming-of-age ceremony last year.
However, the engagement had not yet taken place…
For things to happen, it would have already been done.
So she (Eileen) still had a chance.
After finishing her thoughts, Eileen raised her head with a brighter complexion.
Soon after, the carriage began to move.
She stared at the fast-moving scenery outside silently.
Then the maid who accompanied her spoke up.
“Lady, look outside! It’s so pretty, the river is dyed golden.”
At the maid’s words, Eileen looked outside.
Suddenly, the sky was dyed red and a large golden sun was rising. Everywhere was dyed golden as the sun spread its golden brilliance.
Eileen frowned as she recalled what Sarah had said earlier.
She (Eileen) was resentful that the 2nd Prince had shown interest in Princess Lillian.
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