I Became The Childhood Friend of the Obsessive Second Male Lead - Chapter 183
Rieta’s birthday passed, and it was a perfect spring.
One morning after the daffodils bloom in the gentle breeze, the fragrance was delivered to the Duke.
“There was another case of a group disappearance.”
The duke’s servant whispered in the ear of the maid in charge of Rieta.
A group disappearance.
It was a word that had little to do with the people of the capital of the Empire that had maintained peace for hundreds of years.
The maid frowned slightly and looked back at the servant.
“Are you saying that the people who rebelled against the King of Liz disappeared again?”
“Well, yes. It was published in the Imperial newspaper today.”
On one side of the newspaper the servant pointed to, there was a story about the disappearance of those who rebelled against the King of Liz.
Of course, the people’s perception of the Kingdom of Liz had not changed since then, so the article was written in the most inconspicuous place with only a few short sentences.
“The Princess must be depressed today.”
“It’s no different. The Princess can’t even hear the news of the Kingdom in person, and even if she hears it occasionally, it’s just stories like this.”
“At a time like this, it would have been much better if there was the Young Master.”
They rested their ears on Rieta’s room and listened to the sounds coming from within.
They wondered if the precious Princess was crying.
“You don’t hear her crying, right?”
“Yes. She doesn’t seem to be moving at all . . .”
The two put their ears closer to the door.
At that time.
The door opened wide with a bang, and they met Rieta’s eyes.
“Ah . . .!”
The two servants were startled and quickly took a step backwards.
“I, I wasn’t really eavesdropping!”
“Yes! No. Absolutely not!”
Rieta checked the faces of the two of them, and stared intently at the newspaper the servant was holding.
“This, this is last month’s newspaper! I need it to wipe off the dust . . .”
The servant quickly hid the newspaper behind his back.
However, Rieta could easily notice that it was today’s newspaper. Because Rieta was holding the same thing.
But they didn’t really need to reveal anything, so she just smiled and replied.
“Thank you for worrying about me.”
“Oh, no. We . . .”
At the calm response, the servants only looked at each other and carefully said,
“If you need anything, please tell me.”
“We are on the Princess’s side.”
“Yes, of course. If Darrel comes back later and has some free time, can you let me know? I have something to say.”
“Of course! I’ll let you know as soon as the carriage returns!”
Rieta laughed out loud at the enthusiastic answer.
“It’s okay, you don’t need to rush like that. It’s not urgent.”
She was just trying to get his help with returning the papers she borrowed last time.
It would be nice to ask Grandfather Butler this time too, but he was away for summer vacation now.
After being greeted by the servants, Rieta went straight to the study.
After she sat down on a nearby, well-lit sofa, she took out the newspaper she had been reading a while ago.
The story of those who rebelled against the King of Liz going missing. It was more like a ‘ghost story’ rather than an article stating ‘facts’.
The story only has a few ghastly lines written with no obvious details.
I wish I could hear more about Liz.
Of course, it was very difficult.
First of all, as revealed in this newspaper, the people of the Empire were not very interested in Liz.
There were other places that had great powers and influence with the Empire.
Why would they focus on a small country with only wheat and barley?
In addition, Rieta didn’t have much access to get information.
When she first came to the country, she used to often write letters to her younger siblings.
But there were no replies.
Fortunately, she used to write letters to Elisha’s mother a few times.
She was sure that someone would open the letter first, so she could only say hello.
But as time went on, she couldn’t even exchange letters.
She once spoke to Elisha about this, and he explained,
“Probably because of those who are sycophants to the King.”
They did not like the orthodox Maureen family very much.
Out of simple jealousy.
“They might have thought that the people of the Maureen family and the Princess would say something strange just by exchanging letters.”
That . . . that was right.
Moreover, the King didn’t like Rieta very much.
Unsurprisingly, the King’s gaze upon her was never that of a ‘successor’.
It was clear just by looking at the Emperor’s gaze at the Princess or the Duke looking at Darrel.
If so, what did the King think of Rieta?
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