How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 182. Money, Honor, Power!
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
That was the end of her visit with Ludwig. It seemed he was genuinely on her side, and he had not forced her to greet him as her former fiancé. But why did she feel this strange twinging in the corner of her heart?
Maybe because he was still missing her. The poor man.
But God had chosen someone else for Ludwig, and Annette watched her surreptitiously as she followed her through the palace. Long brown hair, a straight back, square shoulders. There was no doubt that Celestine was a very attractive woman.
I think they will do well together.
The truth was, Annette was a little soft with Ludwig. They would not have been a good match, as husband and wife. Even if Ludwig became a tyrant, Annette would have done nothing to stop him. She would only have supported him to the end.
But Celestine was different. She would not only argue with Ludwig, but she could see solutions that went to the root of a problem. From that perspective, she could be better for Ludwig than Annette. She would make him a better king.
“Lady…Celestine.” Annette had almost forgotten her title. Disguised as Celestine’s servant, she had to remember her etiquette while they were still in the palace.
Celestine had not forgotten.
“Did you say something, Netty?”
“It isn’t important, but I am curious…what do you think of His Highness?”
“Huh? What do you mean?”
“He is a good person. I wondered if you thought so, too.”
Celestine bridled at the sudden question, turning to look back at Annette. Then a slightly playful smile appeared on her feline face.
“It doesn’t matter what kind of man the Crown Prince is,” she said. “I just think of what I will get if I become Crown Princess. Money! Honor! Power! What beautiful music these words make, don’t you think?”
“How right you are, my lady,” said Railin. “You are very wise.”
Celestine’s cheeks turned a little pink. Even in a perverted maid’s costume, Railin was the most handsome man she had ever seen.
It had been an enormous shock the day she met him. If she became Crown Princess, her first act would be to name Railin an official National Treasure.
Of course, if she did that, she would probably be fired on her first day.
Annette smiled at the sight of Celestine’s flushed cheeks. It seemed she preferred men with Railin’s beauty and wild charm. Annette was just about to speak when Railin held up a hand to silence her.
Annette’s mouth snapped shut at his urgency, and Celestine’s face suddenly paled as she followed his eyes, then sank into a curtsy.
“Greetings to the Deltium Sun.”
As soon as she heard those words, the blood drained from Annette’s face as she caught sight of King Selgratis coming toward them. She had been so distracted, she hadn’t realized the King was nearby. It would have been a disaster if Railin hadn’t warned her in time. Posted only on NovelUtopia
If King Selgratis heard her voice, he might have recognized her even through her disguise.
The King had very sharp senses, and was always aware of his surroundings. He had known her since childhood. The sound of her voice would have been enough to ruin everything.
But fortunately, the King’s eyes were fixed on Celestine. He had no time for servant girls.
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