The Villainess is Raising the Male Protagonist - Chapter 49
A Man Called the Devil (10)
She headed to Arthur’s office. He approached her and hugged her around her waist, who did not follow him immediately.
“Did you have a secret meeting after a long time?”
“No way. Now that I see it, you’re quite jealous.”
She sat on the chair, gently pushing Arthur’s chest. Arthur acted as if she had asked him to sit down, and with a brief sigh, he sat down and opened the paper.
“The three families have always disliked the Imperial family. The Drov family is the most influential family in the Arpen Empire.”
“What influence do they have?”
“Wealth. I heard that they have more money than most nobles.”
Money. Does that mean the wealth is as great as the Imperial family? No matter how noble they were, she couldn’t believe they could build wealth to that extent.
“How did the imperial family manage it?”
She didn’t understand. No matter how much a Grand Duke he is, he has such great wealth in his hand. In other words, it could threaten the Imperial family.
Perhaps it was built unjustifiably. Otherwise, her father wouldn’t have left him alone.
‘Even if I, the only princess, died, I don’t think I would have left the nobles to play.’
She listened to Arthur and fell into thought. What on earth did he make money from? Without anyone knowing…….
First of all, she had to listen. It wasn’t supposed to end with a draw. They may have wanted her to die and tried to aim for a vacancy.
“The Arman family has quite a few soldiers.”
“That’s understandable. The Bartis family must have a long academic will. For example, children occupy one position in a powerful high-ranking position.”
“That’s right. Other than that, they’re families who put a lot of effort into their merchant groups and everything.”
It’s not that threatening if she looked at them one by one, but when she looked at it together, it was definitely powerful enough to face the Imperial family. It’s a group with everything in various fields.
“Grand Duke Arthur, let me ask you one thing.”
Arthur nodded slightly at what she said. From his eyes, he was expecting words to come from her mouth.
It’s been interesting from the moment she asked about the families, but he’s curious as to what she’s going to ask him.
She pointed at the paper and put a smile on her face.
“You’re definitely ahead of these families, right? You told me as if you could get your hands on the Arpen Empire at any time.”
Arthur shrugged and stared at her. Arthur’s mouth bent smoothly after listening to her. He tapped the table with his fingers with slightly curved eyes.
“Should I get rid of them all?”
“Oh, my. How?”
“Do you want to choose?”
A darker smile than before spread on Arthur’s face. However, unlike his smiling face, the words from his mouth were frighteningly cold.
“Are you going to destroy only their family, or will you kill them in front of everyone to satisfy your blood?”
At that moment, she felt like she could see their necks cut off with everyone’s screams.
She closed and opened her eyes with a thrilling feeling. Arthur spoke as if urging her to do so without an answer.
“You knew it anyway. What kind of person I am. So don’t put blood on your hands and use me.”
“I’m glad it’s worthwhile for you.”
Arthur, who got up from his seat, called the bell and sent it out with a paper that wrote something down.
“I’ll do what you want, so go ahead and tell me.”
“You shouldn’t say anything. They are still famous families in the Empire.”
“So, are you going to leave them alone?”
No, she didn’t plan that. If the imperial family touches them for no reason, it can lead to antipathy from other nobles.
If it was the old her, she would have pulled them out and insulted them, and she would have thought of only things to be done right away because she couldn’t win, but now it’s different.
If she went back, the others had to be on her side. So it’s comfortable for her to take care of it quietly with no one knowing, but she doesn’t want to make it easy for her to come down.
“The wealth and power they gained must not be justified.”
“Mary, most nobles are unjustified.”
“I know. But for those who oppose me, it’s a different story. I’m going to pull them down to the floor thoroughly and then raise them.”
She will make them a dog that obeys her.
She will make them lose everything. She will squeeze it little by little so that they can’t rebel, and they will play on her palm so that she can’t think of anything else.
“What are you going to do after that?”
Arthur kept asking because her reaction was interesting. He knows what she should do.
“If you want to have the throne, you can always hold it in your hand.”
A touch of temptation that she could never resist reached her. Yeah, she wants to reign at the highest point.
She wanted to get what Mary couldn’t get and feel power and joy.
When she thought she could live, her greed flowed endlessly. What would he want from her if she received what he gave?
“That’s not bad either. Then what are you going to bring to me?”
Arthur’s eyes shone dangerously. As long as she was here, there was no freedom for her. Not only did he not allow her to go out, but she was still under pressure from the medicine.
If it weren’t for the medicine in his arms now, she would have been nervous.
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