Everyone was obsessed with me after I became the Youngest Princess Favourite - Chapter 2 part 1
I told Jade that, but in fact, I had an indelible relationship with the Duke of Elrad.
It’s close to a bad relationship. To put it bluntly, it’s close to evil.
Duke Elrad, called the sword of the Raksten Empire, was so notorious that even a crying child would stop crying if it saw him.
But I know it’s not just a rumour, he’s a really scary person.
Even after 10 years that have passed, I couldn’t forget that blade-sharp gaze and making decisions without even the slightest bit of mercy.
Being reminded of that time didn’t change what I had to do today.
“To know who we’re the guests of the Duke of Elrad tonight, and what they’re going to talk about with the Duke, right?”
As I looked at the huge main building with a blue roof and white exterior walls, the annexes next to it, and the high and sturdy wall surrounding it, I reflected on my mission today.
Breathing out briefly, and stretching out both my hands repeatedly because my hands seem to be sweating for no reason.
I was nervous, but to think that I was finally recognized by my colleagues who had undermined my skills and Master who excluded me from difficult missions every time made me feel uplifted.
I wanted to somehow prove my worth by completing this mission perfectly.
‘My heart would be broken, if I don’t even get recognized here…’
I didn’t want to experience being thrown out because they didn’t need me anymore.
I turned my head to glance at the guards, forcing myself to ignore the desires deep within my heart that suddenly surfaced.
‘The real Rexion Knights are all out there. What kind of guess is that person…’
Even though it was information I had known in advance through Jade, my head tilted in wonder.
The number of escort knights and guards guarding the mansion was smaller than usual, but they were not ordinary knights, they were all silver wolves that the Duke was proud of, the Rexion Knights.
‘But I’m still confident.’
Without much thought, I lifted my mask up and covered my face.
And by moving the mana in my body, I surrendered myself in the dark, hiding my presence as if melting into the air.
Passing through the walls of the Duke’s mansion in an instant as if I were teleporting, I drifted through the vast maze garden and hid in the main building of the mansion beyond the statue of a silver wolf, the symbol of the Duke family, and a large fountain.
Looking inside through the large arched window, the mansion was dark as if it had been eaten by darkness.
‘Why is it so quiet?’
Compared to a few months ago, when I lurked as a maid at Diana’s birthday party, the treasure of Duke Elrad, it was unimaginably quiet for a guest to come.
If all the escorts weren’t from Rexion Knights, I would’ve thought that it was a mistake.
At that moment, I saw a black wagon without any patterns entering from the direction toward the back door.
After a while, there were two people who got off the carriage, both covered in black robes.
From his height, he seemed to be a man, but his face wasn’t visible because of the robe’s hood.
After staring for a while to figure out the identity of the guest, I took a deep breath.
‘Of course, I thought it would be the butler that would welcome the guests!’
But it was the Duke of Elrad who opened the mansion door and came out.
But I didn’t have much time to think.
Because the mysterious guests, and Duke Elrad, and the butler and aides who followed them, quickly disappeared into the mansion.
I immediately tracked their movements outside the mansion.
They stealthy moved quickly on the third floor of the main building, where the Duke’s office was located.
‘Are you conspiring for treason?’
That’s the thought that came to mind right away.
I also had a hunch that I had caught a huge case.
Arriving in the Duke’s office as expected, they immediately closed the curtains and checked the security, I gently opened the window and peered through the gaps in the curtains.
Soon, when one of the guests wearing robes, about to take off the hood over his head.
“Who are you?”
I could feel the weight of a sharp sword behind my back.
As much as I have a natural talent for hiding my presence, I was very sensitive to the presence of others.
But how come he came so close without me noticing?
“If you don’t reveal your identity, I’ll kill you.”
My heart raced rapidly at the sound of his low voice.
With the thought ‘No way, I can’t,’ I went up to the roof without looking back with determination that I would never be caught.
Soon after, I heard the sound of a flute behind me, and tremendous energy began to move at the same time.
‘Damn, you called the wolves.’
The Rexion Knights, which were lined with knights that were counted among the best in the Empire, seemed to have started their pursuit.
And before the knights could even come close, I was caught by the man who had found me at the Duke’s spire.
I slowly knelt down at the cold sensation on my neck.
He stood in front of me with his sword pointed swerving behind.
At that moment, the moonlight moved like a joke of fate.
Brilliant silver hair and blue eyes peeking through.
Standing in front of me was the person I never wanted to meet in the same situation as I am now.