Remarried Empress — Chapter 256. Sly (1)
Translator: Aura / Editor: SaWarren
Rashta was dumbfounded for a moment.
She felt as if a small hammer had hit her head.
‘Sister? How could she be my sister?’
However, the Viscount and Viscountess Isqua seemed to be serious.
Rashta wondered if they had gone crazy.
‘What was going through their heads, did they forget that we are a fake family?’
“… I’ll find her.”
However, Rashta reluctantly said something she really didn’t mean.
“I’m certainly looking for her. You don’t have to worry too much about that.”
Viscount and Viscountess Isqua were very cheerful and polite people. Nor were they greedy.
Such a personality, combined with the loss of their daughters and their wealth, easily elicited sympathy.
The nobles shed tears after conversing a little with the couple.
Then they said to Rashta.
“You have to treat your parents well. We have gone through so much hardship trying to find our daughters.”
Rashta responded with a smile, “I know.”
Due to the atmosphere, if she didn’t respond that way, she would become a bad daughter.
But inside, Rashta got angry every time they talked about finding their daughter.
“I’ll soon be able to find her whereabouts.”
At Rashta’s comforting words, the couple wiped away their tears with a handkerchief, feeling relieved.
However, things didn’t seem to end there.
As they hesitated rather than walked out, Rashta suppressed her anger and asked,
“Do you want something else? Am I not looking for my sister?”
Her fake parents sobbed and told Rashta,
“Yes, we heard you. But how can you search this vast country on your own?”
“We’ll look for her too, can you help us?”
“We think the most efficient way is to make a search team. We definitely won’t use it for anything else.”
In other words, they wanted money.
Rashta did not immediately respond. Certainly, the couple did not spend money on just anything.
However, in the past they spent all their wealth on the search.
Now they seemed to think that to find their daughter, they could take not only their own wealth, but also other people’s.
“It’s to find your little sister, don’t you want to?”
As Rashta didn’t answer, the couple sobbed deeply.
A fire burned inside Rashta as she clenched her fist.
Rashta could not stop her parents no matter how much power she had as Empress.
If the rumor spread that she was skimping on money to find her missing sister, everyone would point to her and say she had a cold heart.
This was especially true because Rashta herself had benefited greatly from the dramatic family reunion.
Rashta had no choice but to say yes.
“Ask Baron Lant for whatever you need.”
I was very busy for a few days.
I had to choose my aides, and my brother began to prepare to go into battle against the Eternal Thousand bandits.
Due to the need to conduct an assault to deal with the Eternal Thousand bandits, the entire preparation process was carried out very quickly.
And on the day my brother left the capital with a military force divided into six troops, Rose reported to me what she had researched about Mullaney.
“As instructed, I did research on Lady Mullaney’s Family.”
“What did you find out?”
“The son adopted by Marquis Amares, Lady Mullaney’s father, who was to become successor, was originally his wife’s nephew.”
“His wife’s nephew?”
“Yes. He is the son of Duke Liberty, whose name is William. Ah, Duke Liberty is Lady Mullaney’s maternal uncle and is on Christa’s side.”
I had heard Duke Liberty’s name before.
“Although he is not Marquis Amares’ direct nephew, both families have been related by marriages between their members since the past, so he is also related to Marquis Amares.”
That’s why he was brought with him. He was still of his own blood.
“Also, this young man named William was originally known for his intelligence, so everyone regretted that he was their third son. He was much smarter than the Duke’s eldest son, but he couldn’t become the successor.”
“I heard that Duke Liberty gave his beloved son to Marquis Ketron to succeed him, and that Marquise Amares also agreed to take her own nephew as an adopted son to become the successor.”
“Didn’t the Marquis and Marquise Amares know that Lady Mullaney wanted to become the successor?”
“They knew of her ambition, but seemed not to trust her. In contrast, their adopted son William is rumored to have always been brilliant…”
“The title will pass to their adopted son, but they will turn over almost all the estate to Lady Mullaney.”
When I decided to cooperate with Mullaney, I did so with the thought of persuading her mother. But if Mullaney’s mother was already on her nephew’s side…
“It will be difficult to get support from her family members.”
“That’s right. Since Lady Mullaney will keep most of the wealth, people do not understand why she tries to take away the only thing her adopted brother will really receive.”
From Mullaney’s perspective, it was all hers in the first place, but her cousin showed up to take away her title.
Did people think Mullaney was a selfish sister who didn’t want to give her brother anything?
“Miss Rose, have you met William?”
“He rarely appears at high society meetings. Marquis Amares brought him in early on as his successor, so he often takes him around with him to learn about his future duties.”
There are many unfavorable conditions.
Given the intention to leave the wealth to Mullaney, people would think that Marquis Amares was making a sensible decision for the sake of the family, rather than despicable.
“Well, first we need to prove that Lady Mullaney is far superior to William.”
Rose looked at me puzzled.
“Is that even possible? I don’t think Marquis Amares will change his mind unless there is a noticeable difference. It would be cruel of the Marquis to discard him because he no longer needs him, having adopted him as a successor.”
“Let’s turn the tables.”
“Turn the tables?”