How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 171. Marquis Keers
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Furious, Celestine left the drawing room, her father’s voice calling behind her. Even though he too was angry, he still could not hide his affection.
The Marquis Keers was an excellent father. Though some people mocked him as ineffectual, he always put his wife and daughter first. But in this case, his love was blinding him.
Celestine was heartbroken.
“It wasn’t Annette that kidnapped me!” she had shouted, more than once. “She’s a victim, too! The real criminal is someone else, why won’t you believe me?”
But Marquis Keers would not accept her word so easily. He thought that the cunning Bavarias had deceived his daughter. Their cold-blooded reputation preceded them.
The kidnapping had not only traumatized Celestine. Everyone who loved her had suffered, and her family were just as scarred.
Her father had been especially devastated when it happened. His beloved daughter had vanished, and who knew where she was or what might be happening to her, or what danger she might be facing. He couldn’t drink, he was tearing at his hair, he would never feel alive again, until she came home.
The Marquis had been confronted with his utter incompetence as head of the family.
He had thought as long as he had his family, honor didn’t matter. He didn’t mind being treated like a fallen house. He had a wife and daughter, whose value was beyond price.
But the fact was, without power, he could not protect them.
The Bavarias were the highest family in Deltium, aside from the royal family. Duke Bavaria’s daughter had had Celestine kidnapped because she got in the way. She was a stone in the road. She had plotted to kill her, before anyone discovered her absence. Posted only on NovelUtopia
Faced with the loss of his beloved child, Marquis Keers went mad.
He had gone to the King to plead that Annette would be punished. He had prayed that Selgratis would take his side, and Duke Bavaria’s brazen daughter would be imprisoned for her crime.
But the scales of the world are not moved by the weak.
We will not speak of this matter. It’s best for your daughter as well, Marquis. A Crown Princess must be perfect, after all. Do you understand what I mean? We must think of Young Lady Keer’s reputation.
That was the moment when Marquis Keers had understood. The Bavaria family would not be punished because he did not have sufficient power. He could not know that this was all part of King Selgratis’s strategy to bring the Bavarias to heel.
For him, there was only a deep unease in his heart. Now his daughter would be Crown Princess, and there would only be more people after her, but he could nothing to protect her. If something like this happened again, he could do nothing but tear out his hair.
The thought was enough to make him panic. But that was when the King leaned over to whisper.
”Certainly, the Bavarias are grown arrogant. Perhaps the time has come to check their privilege, for the sake of both our children, who must face them when we are gone. What do you think?”
Marquis Keers would become a guard dog to protect his daughter. He would offer his own body as a shield if it kept her safe. That was what a father did.
But there was one more thing Marquis Keers did not know. There was a guest lingering in the annex that Celestine had just departed.
Annette Carnesis, daughter of Duke Bavaria, who he hated beyond all telling..