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✍️✍️✍️✍️ The Forgotten Princess Chapter 321 - 325 ✍️✍️✍️✍️

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Chapter 321 A Woman who has Worth 1

I woke up the next day and realized that the sun was high up in the sky. Judging by the sun's height, it was nearing mid day already. I rubbed my tired eyes and looked around, searching for none other than my husband.

"Leon?" I called in a low tone.

Looking at the big and empty room, I thought that he was already up for sure.

"I cannot believe I would wake up this late in the morning." I held my head with my palm, feeling a slight headache. "This is why I never want to wake up so late. For sure my head will throb the whole day." I told myself.


 
The doors suddenly opened and the person I was looking for a while ago after waking up, was standing in the door way holding a tray of food.

"You are awake." Regaleon said with a sweet smile. "I brought you your breakfast thinking that it will take a while before you wake up. Good thing you are awake. You can eat while the food is hot."

Regaleon put the bed tray on the bed. I saw the food I usually eat in breakfast, bacon, eggs and a slice of bread. There was also a glass of milk by the side, which I do not usually drink.

"Anatalia said that milk would be good for you and the baby." Regaleon said. He might have seen my eyes linger on the glass of milk.

"Thank you my love." I smiled sweetly at him, feeling warmth in my chest.

Seeing Regaleon, the king of Grandrest and the future emperor of this continent pamper me so much, made me feel so content.

I picked up the fork from the side and was about to start eating when I felt bad after smeeling the bacons. I felt dizziness and my stomach started to swirl. I felt I will throw up at any time.

I covered my mouth with my hands and quickly stood up from bed and rushed towards the bathroom. I can hear Regaleon calling for me from behind, but I was focused on getting to the bathroom before I could throw up.


 
When I reached the bathroom, I quickly hurled on the sink. I can feel the little contents of my stomach was being thrown out of my mouth.

"Lili, how are you feeling?" Regaleon was behind me in no time. He gently pulled my hair out of the way of my mouth and patted my back gently.

"I-I am okay." I said after throwing up. "I guess I cannot eat bacons for a while." I said with a slight smile.

"I heard that most of pregnant women have morning sickness, so I guess this is it." Regaleon said while pattin my back. "I should tell the chef to not serve you oily dishes for now."

I felt a little better after throwing up. Regaleon held my hand and we walked back to the room. I saw Tricia getting the food tray out.

"Good morning your majesties." Tricia greeted us.

"Get her another set plate of food Tricia." Regaleon ordered. "What would you like to eat, my love?" He then asked me.

"I am not sure I have the appetite to." I said truthfully. After throwing up, I am not sure I want to eat.

"But you need to eat." Regaleon said with worry. "You need food for you and our baby."

After Regaleon mentioned our baby, I felt guilty. I knew that I was not the only one needing nurishment right now. My baby was also in my body and I need to eat for both of us.


 
"Then bread and egg will do." I replied with a smile. "I will eat it with a glass of milk."

Regaleon's face beamed with a smile. "You heard her Tricia. Please bring her back a plate of bread and egg."

"Right away, your majesty." Tricia smiled and left the room.

***

Fortunately, I was able to eat the bread and egg Tricia brought without the feeling of throwing up again. But saddly I was not able to finish all of my food.

My morning sickness was getting worse and eating lunch was no different. There were food that I did not like the smell and I would feel sick and throw up. It was fortunate that my rival Deborah was not with us at lunch time. It was only the duke and his son Raphael.

It was after lunch and I was walking at thesmall garden in the estate. Regaleon went to Chris who received some news from Dimitri's group. Regaleon was reluctant to leave me but I urged him to go and because it was something important. I told him that there was nothing to worry about because William was with me.

I was walking slowly and was admiring the small garden that was overlooking the cliff by the sea. The gentle sea breeze was calming my morning sickness.


 
"How are you feeling?" William asked while escorting me. I was feeling dizzy a while ago and so I have my arms wrapped around him while walking.

"A little better." I said with a weak smile. "I never thought morning sickness will last the whole day."

"Haha, I know." William said with a gentle smile. "I saw my mother having morning sickness when carrying my siblings."

I looked at him solemnly. William lost his mother due to her weak body, but she was able to birth his siblings after him. He became an older brother and a mother as well to his little siblings after she left this world.

"It is said that morning sickness varies in every woman, so I wish it won't be that bad for you." William said.

"I also wish that to." I said. "I feel very tired just after a while. And with morning sickness, I feel like I just want to lie down and sleep."

"Would you like me to walk you back to your room?" William asked.

"Maybe a little later." I said. "I like the sea breeze blowing on my face and its smell." William nodded and we continued walking slowly.

While walking, we heard some servants chatting not so loudly.

"Did you hear what happened to the young lady last night?"

"I heard that she tried to seduce the king of Grandcrest last night."

When I heard what they were talking about, I aburptly stopped. I listened carefully.

"Belinda that was serving at the feast told me that the king of Grandcrest stormed inside the banquet hall with the young lady naked."

"Oh my! What happened?"

"The king had said that young lady Deborah tried to use her body to seduce him. Apparently, our young lady wanted to go inside the king's harem by climbing up his bed and using her body."

"Well it is said that concubinage is a normal practice in Grancrest, right?"

"That is the surprising part. The king had announced in the grand hall that he had ablished that long tradition for his now wife. He had said that he will only have one woman as his wife in this life, and that is the current queen Alicia."

"Oh my, how sweet."

"But our young lady was punished because of that. It is said that what she has done was punishable by death, but because her father the duke has been a good host the king had lowered her punishment. She is now under house arrest and is said to marry some baron I guess, from Grandcrest."

"Then her engagement with the foreign prince will be broken?"


 
"Well that serves her right. I do not know where she got her arrogant manner from. The duke and the late duchess are good persons. Not to mention young master Rapahel as well is down to earth and kind hearted."

"I know right."

I walked by slowly and the servants that were gossping saw me approach.

"Y-Your majesty!" They said in unison and was startled. The bowed down after seeing me.

"Is it a habit here to talk to about your master like that?" I said with a flat voice. My eyes were scolding them.

"W-We are sorry your majesty."

"This will not happen again."

They trembled in fright.

"The duke's family have been a good host to us. It is not good to speak ill of his daughter that is also your master." I said. "I will not speak of this, but be sure that this will not happen again. Or I will report you to the duke myself."

"W-We understand your majesty." They said in unison. "We thank you for your mercy."

"Let's go back now Will." I said and walked away feeling angry.

"Why are you angry?" William said. "It is not you they are gossiping about."

"I know, but it still bothers me." I said. "I never liked Deborah since the first time I laid my eyes upon her. But I cannot help but feel pity over her. I was also looked down upon by servants lf the palace back in Alvannia. As a fellow woman, I do not want anyone to be ridiculed like that."

"You are really kind." William chuckled boyishly.

"By the way, is what they said true?" I looked at him scrutinizingly that William shivered.

"W-Well, it is true." William said while looking away shyly.

"So, did you see her naked last night?" I looked at him with one eyebrow up.

"I-I only saw a glimpse." William had his hands up in defense from my interrogating gaze. "I was guarding your door when I thought that his majesty has not returned yet, so I followed him towards the kitchen thinking he might need some help. When I arrived, that was when I saw his majesty dragging the naked Deborah out and towards the dinning hall."

I never felt so irritated before in my entire life. Regaleon had never even told me the whole night and also this morning. I stomped my feet back to the estate with anger boiling inside.

"W-Wait... Alicia!" William called from behind, but my attention was directed on my husband that did not tell me anything.

Edited by: nalyn
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Chapter 322 A Woman who has Worth 2 unedited

I was stomping my feet back to the estate with one thing in mind, and that was to confront my husband about the happenings last night.

Just thinking that he did not tell me any of this the whole night and all morning we were together made me furious.


 
’I know this I need to stay calm and hear my husband’s side, but just thinking he saw another woman’s naked body infuriates me.’ I thought while stomping my feet.

When I was about to enter the mansion, a maid blocked my way. I was left to stop on mu tracks looking at the maid curiously. She was a little flustered looking up at me that she bowed down instantly.

"Y-Your majesty, I am sorry for blocking your way, b-but can I have a bit of your time." The maid said flustered.

"How dare you block the way of her majesty?!" William was by my side in an instant. I raised my hand in gesture for him to stop.

"What is it that you wish to speak that you need to block my way?" I said with a cold voice.

I usually am not this cold, but the maid stopped me in my tracks to where I needed to go and deemed important.

"F-Forgive me your majesty." The maid bowed down in fright instantly. "My young lady sent me to give you a word. She wishes to speak with you."

"The young lady Destia?" I raised one eyebrow. "I heard that your young lady is under house arrest. Is she also confined to her quarters?"

"I-I am not in the position to reply to that, your majesty." The maid shivered in fright.


 
"Yes, it is true that my sister is confined to her quarters the whole duration of your stay here your majesty." I heard Raphael’s voice.

Raphael emerged from one of the corridors. He gave me a solemn smile."Greetings your majesty." Raphael greeted me."Raphael." I nodded in reply.

"If you can please consider my sister’s request to speak with you, I will gladly stand by to guard you." Raphael said with a light tone. "I know she has done some bad things to you, but please hear her out and let her ask for forgiveness."

"Her highness has me to guard her." William said with hostility against William.

"I am sorry Sir William. I did not mean it in a wrong way." Raphael apologizes solemnly.

"That is enough Will." I said.

"But Alicia..." William was still protesting."I also want to here lady Destia’s side of the story.

" I said it in a way how a queen would to her subjects.

"Thank you for giving her this opportunity, your majesty." Raphael said. "I will lead the way." He gestured.

I followed Raphael and the maid towards Deborah’s destination. I would like to go to where Regaleon is and to interrogate him of the happenings last night, but it is best to hear Deborah’s side as well.

***

I entered the room where Raphael led me to. I entered first and William and Raphael followed behind.

The inside was a typical room a noble lady. The beddings, curtains, and furnitures had a light pink motif. Deborah was sitting on the couch with her back facing us.


 
"Deborah, her majesty is here to see you." Raphael said with a gentle tone.

Deborah stood up and faced us. Her eyes were completly swollen from crying.

’It seems she has been crying since last night.’ I thougt.

"Greetings your majesty, the queen of Grandcrest." Deborah curtsied with respect before me.

"Arise lady Destia." I said with authority.

"Thank for bringing her big brother." Deborah said. "Your majesty, please sit down." She gestured towards me.

I took a sit in front of her. William and Raphael maintained a respectful distance away from us.

"Would you like some tea and snacks your majesty?" Deborah said solemnly.

I looked at her and gauged her behavior now. I cannot see tha haughty young lady that was flirting and trying to seduce my husband. All I can see now is a young lady that cried all night like the world had fallen unto her.

"You can skip the pleasantries lady Destia." I said with a cold voice. "Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?"

Deborah was startled with my words. She did not expect that I will be straight forward with her from the start.


 
"I am sorry for what happened since the beginning of your arrival, your majesty." Deborah said, her eyes were in the brink of tears once more. "It is just that... I am so envious of you. When we were children, I was clearly on too of you, but now..." She trailed of, not able to finish her sentence. Tears streamed down her eyes.

"If I may ask, what ka it that you are envious of me, Lady Destia?" I asked her.

"You... you have become someone who is loved by all. Clearly when we were children, you were not loved and neglected." Deborah said whole tears were falling from her eyes. "But now, you have the love of the strongest country’s king. You have beauty and power, a queen that is respected and loved by all. But me... I am nobody. Yes, I am a daughter of a duke. I should be given similar importance as well. But because I was not able to attend high society due to our family’s circumstances, I was not able yo debut and was stuck here. I was also engaged to a foreign prince I do not know of."

Deborah was telling all of her grivances and crying. She felt wronged until this stage in her life. I sighed, thinking that she is much luckier in life thant I had been.

"I know that you have a brief idea of my circumstances." I said. "I was said to be a b*stard daughter of the king of Alvannia. My step mother and step sisters bullied me in every way. My father turned a blind eye on me and was cold. I did not get the love and affection I yearned for from a parent. The love I got was from a man that I do not have any blood ties, but he treated me as his granddaughter nonetheless. The only sibling that loved me was my little brother. I lost my mother when I was more younger than you did. If you look at it, you have a much better life than me Lady Destia." I said gave her a cold stare.

Deborah was clearly shaken with what I just said. Of course she could not know everything about me. I never had a whole family when I was young, but she had a loving family even until now.

"Lady Destia, I got to be where I am because of hard work and dedication. I proved my worth as a woman and came to be loved by a good and just ruler. I never used my looks to seduce anyone and I never will." I said with conviction. "I earned everything I have with determination. And now I am happy because I have a husband that loves me, friends that care for me, and it might be late but now I have a complete family. So tell me Lady Destia, you need not be envious of me because you have had the love of your family from the start. Other people respect you as the young lady of this house as well. You were given a good marriage by your father as well."

Deborah bowed her head, her tears was still streaming down her cheeks and now are staining her dress. I can see her hands gripping her skirt tightly.


 
"I-I know now. Thank you for being staight forward with me, your majesty." Deborah said solemnly. "I-If I can ask you one thing... can you please ask his majesty to rescind his other punishment. I am willing to stay single for the rest of my life and never leave our fief. I would not like to marry a baron from Grandcrest that is a compete stranger to me."

This was news to me. I have not yet know the extent of the happenings last night.

"Can you tell me the reason why you do not want to be married to a person my husband had selected." I asked. "If it is a baron from Geandcrest, I am sure he is someone with a good background knowing that he works under my husband."

"It is also the same with my reason for not wanting to be bethroved with a foreign prince. I am not looking at the position of the one I will marry, it is just that... I do not want to marry a man I have not met and do not know of." Deborah said with clear eyes. Her eyes tells me that it was not a lie.

"But you wanted to enter my husband’s so called harem?" I said sarcastically.

"I-I did not mean it to be like that. I had the idea that if I come to be one of his majesties concubines, I at least can remain in the country." Deborah said. "And as I said before, I was enviois of you. I wanted to covet what you had. I am sorry, I know I was wrong to do such a thing." She bowed again.

I looked at Deborah, feeling that she was being sincere now. I sighed and looked at the young woman before me.

"Lady Destia, I am just his wife and cannot change what he has decided. If knowing the baron is the problem, then I can at least make your engagement to be longer." I suggested. "With that, you can have time to get to know the baron. After knowing him and if your decision is still the same, then let us talk then once again."

Deborah’s face that was gloomy at least started to brighten.

"Thank you, your majesty." Deborah said with approciation.

"Until that time comes, show me that you are a woman who has worth." I said.

Deborah showed a solemn smile at last. I felt my heart lighten after our talk.
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Chapter 323 My Childhood Friend
After my talk with lady Destia, Raphael walked me back to my room. Along the way we chatted with each other while William was following from behind.

"I am truly sorry for what my sister has done." Raphael said apologetically.


 
"You need not to apologize to me Sir Raphael." I said. "Your sister was the one to have done something offending and she had apologized and paying for it as well."

"You know, you can call me by my name if it is just us your majesty." Raphael said. "No need to be formal."

"Then you can also drop the ’your majesty’ and call me by my name, brother Rap." I gave him a friendly smile.

"Thank you... Alicia." Raphael hesitated a bit but was able to call me by my name.

"This mansion did not change that much since the time we were kids." I reminisced the one time in my childhood when we visited here in the past. "I was never allowed to go out of the estate, and so I have a vague memory of the interior of this mansion."

"Yes, I remember." Raphael added. "We used to play inside and also out in the gardens. Pity, I did not have the chance to show you the beach. You can only look from afar."

I was not able to go outside of the estate because of my position as an illegitimate daughter. I was seen as a disgrace by the former queen and so I was not able to be with the royal family outside.

"But you always kept me company back then." I said. "I am grateful to that. You had become a memorable childhood friend to me."


 
If William was my first best friend when I debuted in high society, Raphael was a childhood friend I made when I was still young.

"Yes, I clearly remeber that." Raphael replied. "That memory is something I treasure the most."

We were silent for a some minuted while walking along the corridors. It felt a little awkward between us but after a while, Raphael was the one to speak once again.

"My sister and I... we never got the chance to debut in high society because of our mother’s illness." Raphael said.

"Yes. I have heard about how your mother was terribly ill for a long time before she passed away." I replied. "I remember the late duchess as a kind woman. She often gave me cookies when she sees me along playing in the garden."

Duke Destia’s family was a harmonious one. They were a loving couple that were kind to the people they govern. They were also exemplary parents to their children. It was just unfortunate that the duchess fell terminaly ill. I can see that this mansion is not the same as in the past when the duchess was still alive.

"My sister and I, we missed a lot because of it. But I never complained about it. As the eldest, I understood why my father had decided that my sister and I stay here while mother was ill. She can leave this world without prior notice, and my father would want us to be there when that happened." Raphael said. "But Deborah... she did not understand. I do not know if it is because she was so young back then to understand or she was just spoiled to much by us. Her grivances that were etched deep in her heart... was our fault."


 
I did not have any words to say to Raphael’s words and so I just nodded in reply. Whatever had happened for Deborah to be like that, I am in no position to judge her. I just wish that from this day, she can turn over a new leaf and show that she is a lady of this house that they can be proud of.

"I also have my own regrets." Raphael said with a sad smile. "I decided not to speak of what is in my heart, but I think I will regret even further if I was not able to say this."

"What is it?" I asked in utter curiosity.

"If I was just given a chance to attend high society in the capital, I would have attended your debutant party in the past. I would have asked to be your partner back then." Raphael said with a solemn gaze.

I stopped in my tracks trying to digest what Raphael just said. Back then, I was a forgotten princess. And so, I was never given a chance to have a partner in my debutant ball. But if ever a princess had a partner when she debuted, that means her partner is someone that has proposed marriage to her, an engagement between families. It was normal to have royals to be engaged at an early age and be wedded when they come of age, but us siblings was never given an arranged marriage. Maybe because my father the king did not want us, his children, to be in a marriage we never wanted just like him.


 
"Are you telling me that..." I looked at Raphael with wide eyes.

"Yes, I intended to ask for your hand in marriage once I debuted in high society. I have that in mind since the first time I met you." Raphael said.

"But brother Rap... we were still young back then, barley even teenagers." I said with disbelief.

"It was love at first sight for me." Raphael said with a gentle smile. "But my plans did not come into frution. My mother fell ill before I debuted. I decided to wait until my mother got better because I do not want to be an added burden to my father. But she never really got well, and just got even worse as the years gone by. And I just heard that... you might be engaged to the heir of duke Cunningham."

"There was such rumors?" I was shocked. I never heard this news. I looked back to William but he averted his gaze.

"The news circulated when I heard you were sent to the country side to recuperate." Raphael said. "But I was even shocked to here that you were engaged to the crown prince of Grandcrest. At first I thought that you were pushed into a political marriage and was thinking that you could be against it. I was thingking of a way to help you if ever that were true. But looking at you now, I guess my hunch was wrong. The way you look to your husband and the way he looks back at you, is full of love." He said with a sad smile.

"Yes, I love him so much and he loves me back just the same." I said. "I am sorry." I can only give an apology back to his confession.

Raphael’s confession was something I did not anticipate. It was so out of the blue that I was caught of guard.

"It is okay Alicia." Raphael waved his hand and smiled. "You do not need to apologize. I have come into terms with my feelings after seeing you and his majesty happy with each other. I am just happy to be able to convey this feelings I have harbored in such a long time deep in my heart. Thank you for hearing me out."

"Thank you as well, brother Rap." I replied.

It was silent for a short while once again and we laughed the awkwardness out.

"Well, your quarters is not that far away." Raphael said. "If I can take my leave now, your majesty." He was using formal speech once more.

"Thank your for your time Sir Raphael." I replied. "I had a great time chatting with you."

Raphael bowed down and headed the opposite direction. I looked at his back until it vanished at a corner.

"Well that was a sudden confession." William said. "And I thought I was your first friend." He said jokingly.

"Why, are you jealous?" I teased him and giggled.

"Well... a little." William said. "It looks like you have broken yet another heart."

"I never intended to." I said feeling sad. "We were still young back then, and I feel a little guilty that I forgot about him. But after remembering our time together, I was happy to have a childhood friend like him."

"I am sure that he was also happy to meet you." William said. "I know I am greatful to have met you, even though I was not able to win your heart."

I looked at William and gauged his expression. He was not wearing his usual pained smile whenever he talks about his feelings about me. Right now, he was wearing a calm and gentle expression. I felt less guilt seeing that William is starting to move on.

"Do not tell me your sorry again, I know that face." William teasingly scolded me. "I am happy to be by your side to serve and protect you. I will be always here as your best friend and personal knight." He gently pulled a lose strand of my hair and gently tucked it behind my ear.

"Thank you Will, for always being there for me." I said solemnly.

William and I smiled at each other in a friendly manner.

"Well then, before I forget. I was set out to find a certain someone." I remembered. "Now where could my husband be?" I again felt the anger that was forgotten a while ago.

"Oh dear..." William chuckled.

Edited by: nalyn
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Chapter 324 Raging Hormones

I walked towards the parlour room that is being used exclusivley but our group while we are here in Duke Destia’s estate. If Regaleon and Chris are talking about important matters, I am sure that they will be using a room for privacy.

After turning in a corridor, the door to the parlour room was seen. Two men under Chris are standing guard.


 
"Your majesty." The two of them bowed after seeing me.

"Is my husband inside?" I asked.

"Yes your majesty." One of them replied. "Our vice-captain is talking with his majesty now."

"Have they been there for a long time?" I asked.

"Well yes... it has been a while, your majesty." The other one replief with a confused expression.

The guard’s gaze fell behind me. When I looked around I can see William mouthing some words to the guard. I looked at him with a raised eyebrow.

"*cough* um, please tell his majesty that her majesty wishes to see him." William said after composing himself.

"Y-Yes. Right away." The guard said with a surprised tone.

*knock knock*

"Your majesty, vice captain." The guard called. "Her majesty would like to speak with you.

"After a second, a response was heard immediately.

"Let her in." I heard Regaleon’s voice.

The guard opened the doors and I walked in with William following me from behind.

"I am sorry if bothered you." I apologized. "I know you are talking about important stuff." I said apologetically but my resolve was firm. I need to talk to Regaleon about what happened last night or I cannot be ay peace.


 
"There is no need to apologize my wife. You know you are always welcome where ever I may be." Regaleon said with a smile. "What bring’s your here?"

"If I may vice-captain, I need to talk to my husband alone." I looked at Chris earnestly.

Chris had a suprised expression, to say the least.

"Ahh..." Chris was at a loss on what to do and looked around. He looked at Regaleon first and then at me. When his gaze fell upon William who was just behind me, he had an understanding expression. "T-Then I will take my leave, your majesties."

Chrise bowed and then walked and exited the door.

"I shall take my leave as well." William bowed and followed Chris outside. They closed the door behind me.

I was only me and Regaleon inside the parlour room. He looked worried and walked towards me in a hurrry.

"What is the matter my love. You do not look so good." Regaleon was in front of me after just a few strides. "Did someone anger you? Tell me who it is, I won’t let them off." He had a hard faced expression.

"Do I look that angry?" I asked. ’That explains why Chris was surprised when I looked his way.’ I thought.

"Yes, your face says it all." Regaleon held my face with his hands and gently caressed it with his thumb. "Tell me, who inconvenienced you?!"


 
"You know full well who." I looked at him with a cold expression. "Lady Destia called for me and we talked." Insaid cooly.

"How dare she...?!" Regaleon said, I can see anger building up inside of him. "Is she not satisfied with her confinement that she even dares to call upon my queen? She must want an even harsher punishement!" He raged.

"Are you not forgetting something?" I asked with a raised eyebrow. "Did you not forget to tell me something, like why Lady Destia has been punished?" I said with a sarcastic tone. I pushed him away and folded my arms, leaving a slight distance between me and Regaleon.

"Well that’s..." Regaleon was surprised with my sudden action. I am sure he can see my anger. He scratched his head, trying to think of an excuse.

"You forgot to tell me the events that happened last night!" I said with a loud voice. I channled my anger at him.

"I am sorry my love. It really slipped my mind." Regaleon was getting anxious seeing my angered expression. "I mean, when I returned in our room my focus was on you and you alone. That is why I forgot trival matters."

"Trival matters?!" I roared. "Seeing a fully naked beautiful woman and presenting herself to you is a trival matter?" I asked with a sarcastic tone.


 
"I-I am sorry my love. It is just that, my focus was on you and well... you know out heated passion last night." Regaleon explained.

Well it is true that we had such a passionate night together, and my anger simmered a little after remembering our romantic actions last night. I was glad that Regaleon’s eyes only see me and his mind thinks of only me.

"But why did you not tell me this morning?" I questioned once again. "This matter is of importance for us as a couple. Do you not think that I would want to know that a woman tried to seduced my husband last night. Are you planning on keeping it from me?"

I felt a pang in my heart after saying those words. Of course it pains me that my husband did not tell me anything about this.

"I-I am sorry my love. I did not mean to keep it from you." Regaleon was looking at me anxiously. It was as if he was aftaid that I will get angry even more. "I heard that pregnant woman are very sensitive. I would not want to upset you because of such a matter. I have settled the matter accordingly. You know that I will never look at any woman in my life except for you, my love."

Regaleon was coaxing me gently, and his gentle words triggered my tears to fall.

"E-Even so... you should have told me." I said while tears were streaming down my eyes. "We are husband and wife Leon, we should have no secrets between us."

Regaleon wrapped me in his arms gently, he was very careful as if I were a piece of glass that could easily break.

"I am sorry Lili. It is my fault." Regaleon embraced me closely. I could feel the warmth of his body. This just made me cry even more. I burried my face in his chest and cried in his arms.

"I am sorry my love. This will never happened again." Regaleon patted my head gently and caressed my haird. "I will tell you everything, I promise." He whispered gently into my ear.

"I am not that fragile you know." I said in between sobs. "I won’t break just because of such problems. I am not weak." I looked up at him with resolve and determination.

"I know." Regaleon smiled sweetly. "You are a strong independent woman, that it frightens me. You can leave me if ever I do something wrong." He chuckled.

"Do not worry, I will never leave your side." I wrapped my arms around his waist. "We are husband and wife. We will solve any problems that comes are way, by each other’s side." I said while I rested my head on his chest.

"That is very assuring to hear." Regaleon said and squeezed my body lightly in his embrace. "Because I do not know what to do if you ever leave me."


 
"I love you so much, my husband." I said, savoring his warmth in his embrace. "I will never leave your side whatever happens."

"I love you too, my wife." Regaleon planted a kiss on the top of my head.

This position gave me as sense of relief after my bout of anger has passed. I never knew that I can be that angry. Maybe it was because of my pregnancy. They said that hormones in pregnant woman can make them very moody.

I felt so at peace that I fell asleep in my husband’s warm embrace.

***

(Regaleon’s POV)

Alicia fell asleep right in my arms. I carried her gently and walked back towards our quarters.

Once we entered the room, I laid her down in bed and loosened up her dress. I tucked her in and planted a soft kiss on the forehead.

"You are the only person in this world that I am afraid of." I gently put aside stray strands of hair from her face.

My wife was the most beautiful woman in my eyes. Not a woman alive could even compare to her beauty in my sight, and so what happened to Duke Destia’s daughter last night was a simple matter to me. I never thought that Alicia would get angry at me for not telling her this.

"I should tell her every woman that comes close to me from now on." I said. "I would not want my wife getting angry at me."

But it was a delight to see my wife getting jelous of another woman. It made me see how much she loves me even more.

I stood up gently and walked towards the door. I need to know what that woman told Alicia when they talked a while ago.

"Sir William." I called by the door.

The door opened and William was there guarding as always.

"Yes, your majesty." William asked.

"Can we talk for a bit inside?" I asked.

"Yes, of course." William said respectfully and entered our room silently.

William and I walked towards the veranda overlooking the sea.

"Let’s talk lighlty as to not wake up my wife." I said and William nodded. "Were you there when Lady Destia and my wife were talking?" I asked.

"Yes, I was standing close if ever Lady Destia would do something brash." William replied.

"That is good to hear." I nodded, satisfied that William was always there to guard Alicia. "So, did you hear what they talked about?"


 
I would want to know what Lady Destia had said to my wife. If ever she had been harsh on her words or insulted Alicia in any way, then I was prepared to give her a hardher punishment. I can overlook the things she has done to me so far, but I would never forgive her if she had hurt my wife in anyway.

"They talked peacefully your majesty." William replied. "There is nothing to worry about."

William recounted to me everything that Lady Destia and my wife talked about. He even told me about the conversation between my wife and Duke Destia’s son.

"Another man who has fallen in love with my wife." I sighed. "And to think they first met when they were still young."

I was really lucky to have been the one chosen by my wife. Alicia has unknowingly ensnared the hearts of many young men. Well I am most definitely the greatest one of them all, knowing that I was the one Alicia loves and chose.

"There is no harm from young master Destia. It looks like he has come into term with her majesty’s rejection." William said. "And he is already engaged to a fone young lady."

"I know." I sighed once again. "I am just happy that majority of the men that has fallen for my wife have good hearts. Well except for one."

I then remembered the crown prince of Jennovia, Gladiolus. To think he was about to marry Alicia by force. I can help but get angry just by thinking of him.

"After this war ends, I will personally punish that mother and son pair with my own hands." I said gripping my palms tightly.

***

(Somewhere in Jennovia)

Queen Patricia was forced to flee the Jennovian palace after Duke Matias’ army envaded. The civil war has come to an end with the other side’s victory. Jennovia’s rule was now given to Satiana, as the sole heir of the previous king.

"How dare they?!" Queen Patricia said with fury.

"It was best to flee and fight another day, your majesty." High priest Hector said.

The hight priest, who was a clear supporter of Queen Patricia and her advisor, has no other choice but to flee with the queen and her son. He would have been thrown to jail and get executed if he stayed.

"I will make them pay with the shame they have given me." Queen Patricia angrily said. "What news have you got?"

There were still people that were loyal to the queen, or rather towards her son. The Atlantians that remain under the queen’s command still believe that prince Gladiolus is the chosen one that will be their salvation.

"The message that came from my spies contains information about King Regaleon’s men looking for so called key fragments." High priest Hector said.

"Tell them to observe them closely whithout them noticing." Queen Patricia said. "Let them do the job of searching and obtaining the key fragments, and then we will snatch it from them."

Then a young woman came near the queen and the high priest. It was Clara, one of the siblings that were taken prisoner after the naval battle on the Duess Canal.

"Your majesty my queen." Clara kneeled on one mne before Queen Patricia.

"It is good that you were able to escape from your captors Clara." The queen said. "Too bad that your brother Jeremy was not able to make it out alive."

"I will make them pay for what they have done to me and my brother." Fury was burning inside Clara’s eyes.

"Good. I will need you by my side to seek revenge on those that have done this to us." Queen Patricia said. "We will make them pay."

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Chapter 325 Unknown Voice 1

When I woke up, the sun has set and it was already dark outside. The moon was in the quarter moon phase and so the stars were brightly shining in the night sky.

"To think I slept after confronting Regaleon." I sighed and got up from bed. I looked around and Regaleon was not around.

"Tricia?!" I called out. And in an instant the door opened.

"Your majesty, you are awake." Tricia said with a smile. She hurriedly lighted the lights inside the room. "His majesty was called by vice-captain Chris once again because of an urgent matter. He has entrusted you to me and Sir William."

"Oh..." I replied. I was about to ask her where my husband was but she answered before I even asked. Regaleon must have instructed her to tell me where he was once I have woken up.

"Would you like to eat your dinner, your majesty?" Tricia asked.

"I will wait for Regaleon to return and eat with him Tricia." I replied with a smile. "Thank you."


 
"Then let me at least get you some biscuits to snack while waiting." Tricia said. She bowed her head and left the room.

I was alone once again and still feeling groggy. "I cannot believe I am still sleepy after sleeping that much." I said. "There are really so many things to experience being pregnant."

Aside from getting fatigued and sleepy, my mood swings are getting out of hand. While recollecting what happened last night with Lady Destia and my husband, I am thinking that I could have handled talking to my husband more calmly. But I was brought to tears and anger after confronting him. Just thinking of another woman using her body to seduce my husband infuriates me to the core.

"Am I really this easy to get angry and jealous?" I asked myself.

While lying down in bed, a gentle sea breeze came in from the veranda door that was open. I can see the curtains swaying with the gentle breeze. It felt it on my body then a shiver crept on my skin, all the hair on my body stood up.

The feeling gave me the goosebumps and I rubbed my skin with my hands. But then another breeze came blowing in and blew towards my ears.

’I have found you at last.’ A voice gently whispered on my ear.


 
I was shocked and surprised that I jumped down the bed in an instant. Tricia just opened the door when she saw me wide eye in shock.

"Your majesty, what happened?!" Tricia said with a loud tone that also alerted William.

William dashed inside the room while holding the hilt of his sword tighlty. He looked around in attention.

"I-I thought I heard a voice." I said while my heart was racing. "It was so close, as if it whispered in my ear."

"Take her majesty to safe room Tricia." William said. "I will check the room just to make sure and then report this incident to his majesty."

"I understand." Tricia said while walking towards me. "Let’s go your majesty."

"O-Okay." I replied and nodded.

Tricia and I then left the room towards one of the parlour room’s of the estate.

***

I was sipping some herbal tea that Anatalia had brewed when Regaleon bursts inside the parlour room. He was frantic looking but when his eyes met mine, he sighed in relief.

"Are you alright, my wife?" Regaleon quickly strode towards where I was sitting and kneeled before me.


 
"I am fine my love." I replied with a smile to wash away his worries. "I was just startled, that’s all."

" I have given Alicia some herbal tea that cab calm her and also help stabilize the baby inside her belly." Anatalia said with a bright smile. "No need to worry because I am here to look after her."

"Thank you as always." Regaleon nodded with gratitude towards Anatalia and she replied with a proud smile on her face.

"Tell me what happened my love." Regaleon said. He caressed my cheek gently with the palm of his hand. I felt safe automatically when I felt his warmth.

"I am not really sure." I said truthfully. "I was just resting in our room when a breeze came inside from the veranda doors. Then I think I heard a faint voice, like a whisper. I was startled because it was as if the owner of the voice was just beside me, whispering in my ear."

"A voice?" Regaleon asked then looked at William.

"I have searched every corner of your room your majesty, there was no one inside." William replied. "I also asked our men that were guarding the veranda on the ground floor. They were one hundered percent sure that they did not see anyone at that time."

Regaleon’s eyes fell unto me once again. I am sure he knows that this was something that cannot be explained easily.

"What did the voice say?" Regaleon asked in a calm manner.

"It said to me ’I found you at last.’" I replied. "But I did not feel any ill intent in the voice, I was just startled. On the contrary, the voice felt warm and peaceful."

I do not know how to explain it any further, but it is true that I did not feel any evil feelings from the voice. I was just caught off guard, feeling someone whispering into my ear when I was all alone.

"I understand." Regaleon sighed. "I will ask the duke to change our room just to be safe." I nodded in agreement.

"Your majesty, your dinner is ready." Tricia politely interrupted.

After hearing that dinner is ready, my stomach grumbled noisly that it was heard by everyone in the room. I felt embarrassed while the people around tried not to laugh.

"Then please prepare our dinner here Tricia." Regaleon said with a warm smile on his face. "It looks like my wife and child cannot ignore their hunger even after that fright." He chuckled lightly.

"Of course, your majesty." Tricia said with a smile and left.

"Then I will take my leave then." Anatalia replied cheerfully. "Remember to eat even though you know you are going to throw it out. The important thing is there is still some food that will be left in your stomach." She reminded me and then left.


 
"I will also take my leave your majesty." Chris who I did not notice was in the back said.

"Please make the necessary preparations." Regaleon said to him. Chrise bowed and left the room.

"I am sorry, did I bother your talk?" I said with guilt. "It looks like you were talking about something important."

"You are more important." Regaleon said while taking my hand and squeezing it lightly. "It was just a report coming from Dimitri." Regaleon took a sit beside me.

"Did it contain any news of the key fragments?" I asked.

"Yes. Dimitri’s group has acquired all two of the key fragments." Regaleon said. "They are now on their way here."

"That is good to hear." I beamed with joy. "That was fast. So, the only one left is the key fragment near here."

"Uhuh. Dimitri always impresses me. I am fortunate to have him as my right hand." Regaleon nodded. "Chris has selected a group of men and will continue to the site where the key fragment should be found. They will be departing tomorrow at dawn."

I remembered that Chris was left to lead the group in the search of the key fragment near here. Regaleon has promised to stay by my side all the time when he knew I was pregnant.

"After a week or two, Dimitri’s group will arrive here. They can then plan on the voyage towards the sea where the forbidden magic lies dormant underneath." Regaleon said.

"Then, will we be still here?" I asked.

Regaleon said that both of us will be going back to the capital of Alvannia after I have been stable with my pregnancy. I was not sure how long that will take.

"Unfortunately, we will not be here when they dig up the forbidden magic." Regaleon replied. "Anatalia said that you have been stable since we got here and has been well rested. We can hear towards the capital a day after tomorrow on board Tempest. And to be honest, I do not want you or our child near that damn thing." He caressed my stomach lightly.

"I understand." I replied to Regaleon with a smile. I was a little regretful that I cannot see the forbidden magic, but for the safety of our unborn child I would not take the risk.

Not long, Tricia came in the parlour room with our dinner. Regaleon and I then ate peacefully. But in the back of my mind, I was still curious where that voice came from and who was calling out to me.

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