IWDFLSB (Novel) Chapter 156

                                   


 

C156

"What do you mean by saying goodbye?"

Liena looked at her lover, thinking she must have misheard, but Mikhail's face seemed cold.

"Exactly that, let's end our relationship here. From this moment on, you and I will have no relationship whatsoever."

"Do you think I asked because I didn't understand what you meant?! Why are you doing this all of a sudden?"

"Do you really not know why?"

"I don't know!"

"A prince cannot continue being the lover of a swindler who crushed the empire's pride."

Suddenly, Mikhail distorted his expression and covered his face with his hands.

"Moreover, a large portion of my personal funds went into founding Conejito. Some people even went as far as to say that I was involved in this investment fraud as well."

"M-Mikhail..."

"I was already languishing compared to Terence, but this incident pushed me even further from power. Even if it turns out I had nothing to do with the fraud, the fact that you've been my lover for almost ten years will still haunt me like a shackle."

"Why are you talking like this? Do you really think I committed investment fraud?"

"Then, isn't it so?"

"Think with common sense! Is there any reason for me to do that? I am the duke's daughter. If I did something like that, I would lose more than I would gain."

Instead of responding to Liena's words, Mikhail looked at the investigator behind him.

"Have you explained it?"

"I apologize, Your Highness. Since the suspect hasn't cooperated since yesterday, the story hasn't progressed to that point."

After nodding to the prince, the investigator turned his gaze back to Liena.

"Yesterday, there was already a reference investigation against Duke Cassius. I heard you distanced yourself from the duke's family two months ago, is that correct?"

Mikhail intervened for a moment.

"That's why you stayed in my palace. I heard a few days ago you fled from Cassius, who was trying to hospitalize you because your illness worsened."

"Now, wait a moment, then...!"

"Weren't you planning on making a big deal and starting an empire before your relationship with Cassius ended completely?"

This time Mikhail also offered a helpful comment.

"Coincidentally, your relationship with them had deteriorated at that time. The engagement had been temporarily and indefinitely postponed. Ah... I should have ended it then."

Liena fiercely retorted.

"No! My uncle imprisoned me at that time."

"Stop. Why would Isaac Cassius imprison you? It's a well-known fact that he cares deeply for his niece."

"It's about money, of course! Trying to impersonate me, he..."

"You're the one who needs money, not him, Liena. Due to the contract with the temple, the Conejito group continued to suffer losses due to purchasing magical stones at high prices."

"I could have compensated for it after some time!"

"By what means? The warp gate project you ambitiously prepared has also become uncertain due to the discord with the person named Kais."

"That's..."

Liena's legs trembled, unable to continue speaking.

She's ruined. Liena finally realized that the imprisonment had traumatized her so much that she had taken the false accusation relatively less seriously.

As she was innocent, she never committed fraud or anything of the sort.

She harbored the complacent thought that, with Mikhail's help and other powerful people, someday her innocence would be revealed to the world. But.

"Every situation is against me!"

At least in the eyes of the world, Liena had many reasons to commit fraud, but Isaac didn't.

Thinking that it really would be the end if she lost here, Liena unleashed her divine power with all her might.

"Well, believe me, Mikhail. I really didn't..."

I staggered towards him and bowed.

"Think of the me you've seen until now. Do I seem like the type of person who would do something like this?"

Every time Liena showed signs of weakness like this, Mikhail was always anxious because he couldn't do anything for her.

Moreover, she even had her secret weapon, tears. Liena trusted that Mikhail would immediately soften his heart.

"Could you please step back?"

Oh? But Mikhail pushed her away.

Liena stared at him with a puzzled expression.

"To be honest, despite the disappointment I've felt with you lately, I'm not sure you're not the type of person who would commit fraud."

"Mikhail! Don't you know me well?"

"That's what I'm saying. You committed various kinds of corruption during your stay in Iver."

"Why are you bringing up old things now...?"

Liena, who was about to retort loudly, quickly looked in the direction where the investigator was.

"Stupid Mikhail!"

Elliot already sacrificed himself and took responsibility, what if he mentions it now?

Although the investigator's gaze became sharper, Mikhail continued speaking without any concern.

"Liena, you said you were the kind of person who would never engage in loss-making business. Was investment fraud the only way to compensate for the losses suffered while you were running Conejito?"

"Stop! Don't you trust me at all?"

"Yes, I don't trust you."

"How can you do that? You said you loved me. You said I was more precious than anything else in this world."

"... Is that really love?"

Mikhail's face and voice were tinged with pain.

"Do you know what rumors are circulating outside right now? I heard you've been seducing Duke Cassius and many people, including me, with black magic."

"B-Black magic?"

"I'm scared that it's hard to deny. I couldn't make a rational decision when it came to dealing with you. Even when I think about it, my love for you was strangely passionate. And it disappeared in an instant."

"It's a rumor! If you want, search around me! You won't find evidence anywhere that I used black magic!"

At that moment, a good thought crossed Liena's mind.

"Alright, I guess we can gather a group of people and investigate in front of them what this power flowing through my body is. If I really used black magic, there would be some corrupt magic left behind."

However, his power was clearly divine power. The noble power that comes from faith in God.

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