TL: N. Irene
(WARNING!: Strong language!)
“Why are you here?”
“You can’t even read and you’re so arrogant!”
“What? You dare try to talk back?”
“…Why is Eliza here?”
I was more surprised to see Eliza in the palace than her snatching the book away from me.
When I tried to get up from the floor, I was immediately pushed hardly.
I fell backwards and hit my buttocks hard.
The pain made me almost cry.
“What? The reason I’m here? I don’t need that.”
“I am a princess loved by my grandfather, His Majesty.”
“In the future, this whole place will be mine!”
Eliza shouted in a high-pitched voice, but her words filled me with the urge to shake my head.
Grandfather had made it clear that she had no right to the throne, but she still hadn’t given up.
My uncle won’t succeed the throne as he is a duke, so there was no way Eliza, his daughter, could succeed either.
But come to think of it, the servants had heard rumors.
That Eliza would be adopted by my father and that she would become queen.
…Even if I didn’t succeed the throne, the second prince would still be there.
I just can’t see how it’s possible for Eliza to ascend to the throne.
“Eliza is no longer a royal. It’s impossible.”
“It doesn’t matter!” Eliza yelled.
“But grandfather already told you that-”
“What makes you think you’ll ever ascend to the throne?!”
Eliza’s face turned ugly in anger when I retorted back. She kicked my thigh hardly.
Eliza’s shoes were hard and her kick hurt my thigh badly.
As I lay on the floor, unable to get up, I heard a voice other than Eliza’s.
“Oh, dear. You’re so pathetic.”
“How can such a hopeless fool be the princess? Aren’t I correct, Princess Eliza?”
“Yes, it’s impossible. I’m not royalty, and this piece of s**t is royalty.” said Eliza angrily.
“You’ve got to do something about her!”
“It’s all going to be alright. Don’t worry so much, Your Highness.”
“His Majesty will soon realize that Your Highness Eliza is better than her.”
“He won’t care about her, a failure of a princess.”
I looked up to see the chief lady-in-waiting, talking in a sarcastic tone.
The fat on her chubby body shook as she walked towards me.
Was it a coincidence that she was with Eliza?
I had hoped that the chief lady-in-waiting would come, but I didn’t think that even Eliza would too.
But maybe this will help me get testimony that she was abusing me under the direct orders of my uncle.
I was in too much pain to get up.
I tried glaring at the chief lady-in-waiting as I lay on the floor, but it didn’t seem to have much effect.
She looked down at me with a twisted expression on her face.
Red anger swelled in me, boiling in my body.
“Do you… do you think you could get away with this, chief lady-in-waiting?” I glared at her, angry flames in my eyes.
“I am a princess, remember? Do you think you can do such horrible things to a princess?”
“Do you just intend to watch Eliza’s violence and won’t stop it?”
“Oh, dear. If you’re a princess, why don’t you act like one?”
“I don’t see a princess. All I see is a ugly brat crawling around on the floor. How miserable.”
“Nobody cares about you anyway.”
“Her Highness Eliza will be the one to ascend to the throne in the future.” She sneered.
“You’d rather have Eliza, a duke’s daughter, than me, the princess?”
“Are you willing to let the court punish you too?”
I warned her, for the last time, and she laughed mockingly back at me.
“No one will listen to your testimony, for I have won His Majesty’s trust as the head of the court.”
“Besides, no matter what we do to you, the Duke will cover it up.”
“The duke has been running this palace until now.”
“The death of the Fraca Princess will end as an accident.”
“Look, why don’t you just beg for your life like a little b***h?”
Eliza and the chief lady-in-waiting laughed loudly.
I had gotten enough evidence so I wanted to leave but it was getting difficult for me to stay conscious from the pain any longer.
I couldn’t even open my eyes fully.
From my half-closed eyes, I saw the chief lady-in-mistress raising her foot to trample on my back.
Eliza’s strong kick caused enough pain for me to bear, but if the chief lady-in-waiting trampled on me, I might really break.
I knew I couldn’t go any further and called out in a muffled voice.
“…Mr. Surveillance, help me …….”
With those words, people streamed in from the ceiling and the back of the library.
A few went straight towards the chief lady-in-waiting and Eliza.
Eliza’s and the chief lady-in-waiting’s eyes widened in surprise by the sudden appearance of so many people,
They quickly tried to rush out of the library to escape, but were seized by them.
“No!” Eliza shouted as they were seized.
One of them appeared from the back of the library, and a familiar magical force approached me.
I thought he was kneeling at me, as I lay over the floor and was unable to move.
He picked me up in a gentle embrace.
“Princess… it’s all right now.”
He sounded younger than I had expected.
…Mr. Surveillance.. thank you … With that thought, I fainted.