I Became the Fiancé of a Crazy Heroine - Chapter 33-1
Hanette bowed her head and replied hesitantly.
She was aware of what she had just said, but she had no regrets.
Even if she was called a ‘Crazy Young lady’, even if her family criticized her, she couldn’t give up on this.
“Are you really willing to throw away your life?”
“I can’t live without my fiancé. I’d rather accept death than be left alone.”
Brandis frowned in confusion.
Just because Sion Laird became a member of the royal knights didn’t mean they could never see each other again.
While he may have duties to attend to, he could still visit the palace and mansion regularly.
But still, Hanette Adelaira seemed to only want Sion to stay by her side.
“I’m not trying to take away your fiancé. You can still meet anytime and return to your side when he has time. Is that not allowed?”
“My fiancé and I became connected through a arranged marriage. At first, I had many complaints about it, but now I’m okay with it or rather I only want him. How can I take back the feelings I’ve already given away?”
“Feelings given away…”
Brandis smiled as she remembered Sion’s words.
He had said he could not turn away from his fiancée’s feelings for him.
Hanette had given him her heart, and Sion had accepted it deeply and made a vow.
Brandis had never experienced such a passionate love affair himself.
‘They’re both so bold. How can they be so brave…’
Brandis finally gave up on persuading them, knowing that she couldn’t change their minds.
She was just left with memories and reality.
“If I were to kill you, Sion Laird would be saddened. He might even resent me and waste his talents.”
“I apologize, Your Majesty.”
“Your fiancé is waiting for you at the reception hall. Go back together.”
“Does that mean…?”
“I won’t take away your fiancé. I hope you will cherish those feelings for a long time.”
Brandis turned her back with lingering regrets.
Even the Marquis Laird would not be able to do anything, if she as king gave an order was given to Sion Laird to join the royal knights.
However, if Sion Laird was brought in that way, the desired result would not be achieved.
Rather, he would only focus on his fiancee, and his talents better be used for her sake.
“Please leave. I want to be alone for a moment.”
“…I will withdraw then.”
Hanette expressed her respect again and slowly left the office.
Brandis remained still for a while, then approached the desk.
“Truly weak. Can’t believe I was shaken so easily like this.”
Brandis scoffed at herself as she picked up the bell on the desk.
As she shook the bell lightly, the door immediately opened, revealing Glenone.
“Your Majesty, did you call?”
“…We will pretend that Sion Laird’s addmision to royal knights never happened.”
“May I dare ask why?”
Until now, Glenone had never questioned Brandis’ decisions.
Brandis’ orders were results that must be achieved, and all Glenone had to do was follow them.
But this time, she couldn’t just let it pass.
“Do you wonder why I made this decision?”
“I judged that I cannot win Sion Laird’s heart. Even if I do, what will change?”
“How can the people of this kingdom defy the king’s order?”
“I know their feelings. However, I lost it long ago. Even if I want to regain it… I cannot retrieve it.”
Longing for someone does not bring the dead back to life, and humans living in the present cannot only look to the past.
She had a destiny given to her, and she had to bear the weight of it and keep moving forward.
If she were to fall, the Alain Kingdom would also fala along with her.
“I don’t know who said what, but it’s not something worth thinking deeply about.
Although Sion Laird has talent, the rumors about Hanette Adelaira are not favorable.”
” …She’s called ‘Crazy Young Lady’?”
“That’s right, Your Majesty.”
Brandis chuckled as she recalled the impression she had of Hanette Adelaira.
She spoke and acted like a rogue, but she didn’t seem impolite or arrogant.
She had a strong will and was not lying when she said she would risk her life.
“‘Crazy Young Lady’… If she were a truly Crazy, she wouldn’t have said those words in front of me.”
“If she had spoken ill of you…”
“If she had, I would have punished her immediately. She was just… bold, like Sion Laird.”
It was as if she was looking at her younger self.
She used to have no fear and thought she would never die.
Perhaps the two of them risked their lives for each other.
“Hmm… I would like to see them have a wedding before I die.”
“…They could still break off the engagement, couldn’t they?”
“I won’t forgive them then. It would be like betraying me, and I will definitely punish them.”
Glenone had something to say, but she didn’t speak anymore.
Brandis knew that the engagement was based on a strategic marriage.
In other words, they had to get married no matter what happened.
‘If her Majesty approved this marriage, then it has to done. If they don’t get married, it will cause great trouble for both families.’