Remarried Empress – Chapter 202. Kapmen’s Suffering (1)
Translator: Aura / Editor: Maybe
“Uh I see… that’s good,” Christa muttered with a bitter smile upon learning that one of the commanders of the Supranational Knights had come to serve Navier. He was even saying that she was his savior.
Being the Queen of the Western Kingdom, she also thought that this was a good thing for her country. However, she was definitely bitter that she wasn’t that person.
After thinking for a while, Christa went to the flower garden she tended herself and ordered her ladies-in-waiting,
“Make a flower basket with those flowers and give it to Navier.”
“Oh my. Do you want to send her a gift first?” The ladies-in-waiting asked angrily.
As Christa’s potential enemy, Christa’s ladies-in-waiting disliked Navier from the beginning. And after Navier’s subordinate blatantly insulted one of them, they truly detested Navier and her ladies-in-waiting.
They could not believe that she wanted to send a gift to Navier.
“Why are you doing this, Queen?”
“Whether I like it or not, that doesn’t matter.”
“As long as Navier doesn’t do anything wrong, as a former queen, I must show friendliness to the current queen,” Christa sighed and added, “Besides, one of the commanders of the Supranational Knights came here to be on her side. What’s the point of fighting?”
Eventually, one of the ladies-in-waiting reluctantly began to pick Christa’s precious flowers and placed them in a basket.
While she was making the flower basket, the other ladies-in-waiting continued to talk to Christa about Navier.
“Queen, it is useless for you to try to get along with her.”
“That’s right.” another one added, “That person already considers the queen an enemy.”
“Didn’t you hear that she contacted Miss Mullaney?”
Christa frowned as she helplessly fiddled with the ribbon on the flower basket.
The twelfth candidate for Heinley’s Queen.
It was that young lady who told Christa to her face that she should leave the royal palace because she was no longer queen.
As for Christa, she most certainly didn’t like that person.
But did Navier call her?
“Navier is trying to get Lady Mullaney on her side.”
Christa sighed again, muttering with a stiff expression, “Navier sees me as a total enemy…”
“That’s right. Otherwise, she would have remained quiet until the wedding, taking advantage of her smarts for the country’s sake.”
“If she has called Miss Mullaney, it means she wants to get rid of Christa.”
“You must do something, Queen.”
The ladies-in-waiting urged Christa restlessly.
Christa was not the only one to lose power since Navier’s arrival. The queen’s ladies-in-waiting also experienced the same.
If Heinley had married a young lady from the Western Kingdom, they would be in a better position than they are now, for no young lady could surpass their influence in high society.
Besides, King Heinley was a playboy. A playboy who could have dozens of concubines in the future.
The Queen in a marriage of convenience would be lonely and marginalized. Without the king’s heart or power in high society, becoming a queen in name only.
At that moment, the ladies-in-waiting snorted in exasperation, “You have to do something about this, Christa.”
“Even if it’s not possible to get rid of her, you should at least subdue her.”
“You must not allow that woman to take away your position in high society.”
Christa smiled sadly with a pale face and replied, “What should I do? If our relationship is bad publicly, other countries and people will laugh at us. His Majesty won’t like it if I’m hostile towards her in private. Besides, I don’t even have power right now…”
While Nian was conversing with my ladies-in-waiting. Viscount Langdel himself unexpectedly came to see me.
Viscount Langdel’s eyes twitched as he looked at me, then he awkwardly bowed on one knee to greet me.
“I did not expect to see you here,” I said to him.
He hesitated as if he didn’t know what to say.
I was going to rise from my seat to help him to his feet, but Viscount Langdel shook his head and said,
“I have come to repay your kindness.”
I didn’t do what I did in the hope that he would repay me, but instead of refusing, I accepted the offer, “Thank you.”
Although I wasn’t sure what Viscount Langdel could do to help me, I was already grateful to have people close to me in a foreign country like this.
“I am very happy that you and Lady Nian are here. That is enough for me.”
However, Viscount Langdel’s ‘repayment of kindness’ exceeded my expectations by far.
“I have led my knights here. Please allow us to be your personal knights,” he proposed.
Viscount Langdel came with his knights?
That surprised me.
Viscount Langdel was a noble without territory. While he had a mansion in the capital, no noble without territory could raise a private army with just a mansion.
But Viscount Langdel had his own knights…
I learned what this meant from an attendant sent by Heinley after Viscount Langdel and Nian left.
The knights led by Viscount Langdel were not ordinary personal knights, but Supranational Knights.
“Supranational Knights!” Mastas yelled.
She jumped for joy as soon as she heard that.
“I’ve always wanted to compete against them! That’s great!”
“Miss Mastas, that would be being rude to the Queen,” one of my ladies-in-waiting chided.
She brushed it off, “I don’t think it would be rude, I can secretly request an unofficial duel.”
Mastas laughed heartily. The other ladies-in-waiting were trying to calm her down while she wondered how many days she would need to take them on one at a time every other day.
Sitting on the couch, I murmured, overflowing with joy, “I received much more than I gave.”
Rose also asked with a look of excitement, “But Your Majesty, Lady Nian, won’t you come as her lady-in-waiting? Like Countess Jubel and Laura?”
I replied with a laugh, “Nian couldn’t work as a lady-in-waiting.”
Nian liked to socialize. She was a woman who attracted the attention of high society and that made her feel full of life.
Becoming my lady-in-waiting would inevitably limit the number of people she could meet.
As honorable as this position was, it was not suitable for her.
Perhaps thinking the same thing, Laura and Countess Jubel, who knew Nian well, burst out laughing.
However, while we were laughing and chatting, another visitor came.
Having met friends from the Eastern Empire one after another, I wished to see if this person was also from the Eastern Empire, so I hastened to say, “Let him in.”
The visitor was indeed from the Eastern Empire. However, he was not a friend.
I knew his face, but…
“Navier, I have come to give you regards by order of His Majesty the Emperor.”
As soon as the visitor spoke, Laura and Countess Jubel’s face froze.
He smiled bitterly as if he had anticipated this atmosphere.
Then he twisted his lips as if he had something to say to me.
Seeing this, I asked my ladies-in-waiting to retreat and asked, “What have you really come for?”
My assumption that he had come for another purpose was correct.
The visitor quickly pulled something out of his pocket and held it out to me.
It was a letter.