How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 224. Unexpected Savior (5)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
It had been a wise decision to restrain Marquis Keers, who had fought ferociously when he saw Celestine in danger. He would have gone out immediately to help her if Claire hadn’t, and that would have completely ruined Arjen’s plan.
And he would not have been able to stop the King’s men.
Claire shrugged. She herself had almost come bursting from the bushes when Duke Bavaria was stabbed. Her heart had been pounding with fear that her father-in-law might die.
He didn’t like her. She was too liberal for the conservative Bavaria, and the fact that she belonged to the nobility of the Empire meant that he couldn’t manipulate her. Even the powerful Bavarias were no match for the high nobility of Chapelle.
And she was the reason that Arjen had settled there. Though Arjen had had great aspirations of his own, all Allamand wanted from his son was a successor.
But he is my father-in-law, even if he hates me. Claire looked at Allamand, who was lying on the ground. I hope he doesn’t die here.
His face was pale, but it didn’t look like a mortal wound. Raphael’s timely appearance had prevented worse, and only the sight of him had calmed Marquis Keers down. His wide eyes had been fixed on the King as he once again blamed Annette.
“There,” Claire had whispered. “You’ve seen the truth with your own eyes.”
Marquis Keers was dumbfounded. When Claire finally released him, he was still angry with her. Of course, she didn’t mind.
“It’s time for our part,” she said. “I’ll go first. Stay here, please, your lordship.”
“Why?” Marquis Keers asked, dissatisfied. He saw no reason why they shouldn’t both go out now, and put an end to this. But Claire firmly trusted Arjen’s advice.
“Do you want to save your daughter?” She said, opting for blunt persuasion. “Then do as I say.”
The marquis stiffened. Maybe that had sounded like a threat.
“Don’t worry. I’ll signal when it’s your turn.”
And that was how they had arrived at this excellent moment.
“…they said they received an order to kill my daughter. They said they had no choice.”
“But you claimed they were your men.” Though Marquis Keers was confused, his face was cold. “I don’t know how to interpret this, Your Majesty.”
There were not many men like Marquis Keers, who cared more for his family than he would ever care for power. Power was only valuable as a means to protect his family. That was the error he understood when his precious daughter was kidnapped, and that was why he had agreed to become the King’s dog. He had made the wrong choice as Celestine’s father, trying to protect her.
Father, Annette is innocent! The real culprit is someone else.
He remembered Celestine’s voice. If he had wanted to protect his daughter, why hadn’t he listened to her? Instead he had just assumed that she had been deceived by the cunning Bavarias.
But it was the King who had deceived him. Now that he had discovered the truth, it was like a fire kindling inside him. Finally, he and his daughter could aim their blades at the same enemy. Posted only on NovelUtopia.com
“Please tell me, Your Majesty,” he said loudly, to ensure everyone could hear him. “I have been your loyal servant. Why did you order your men to kill my daughter?”