Moonlight Ball - Chapter 19
Things escalated in just one day. The Magic Tower intended to launch a political offensive against the Queen for killing Iris Elaine. But the royal family was one step ahead. They criticized Iris Elaine, accusing him of casting a spell on the Queen, saying that this was a dangerous situation and that her behavior wasn’t the same as normal. Elena In Sethang, the Queen’s official representative, was astonished at how harsh her mouth could be.
The problem was that what she said was plausible. She presented several maids as witnesses and as more testimonies were being heard, people couldn’t help but think that the Queen was acting strangely. From the first witness, it was very apparent.
The first witness was a maid, who said she had bad eyesight and she didn’t realize the Queen’s odd behavior at first but became confident in her suspicions when she noticed something strange. “The Queen intentionally cleaned things up for me or stepped aside or even kicked the cushion on the floor so that I wouldn’t get hurt!” She explained. “She’s not that type of a person. Who knows if she intentionally put the cushion in front of her to see me make a mistake and then watch me get beat up.”
There were two types of maids when it came to serving. There were high lineages who were noble wives, including Elena In Sethang, the official representative. They were referred to as maids but weren’t maids by any means. It was just a title given to them as it was their duty to serve Queen Rosemary and obey her.
The second type of maids were mostly the children of the nobles. So of course, the precious children didn’t do the same things a real maid would do. They were obligated to marry and take care of their family. Women who worked as real maids were those who hated marriage, didn’t want to become a nun, or were unable to marry, or were married but trying to tie up strings for the royal palace, for the success of their husbands. Although they were nobles as well, Rosemary used to misbehave and insult them from time to time as if they were servants.
The second and third witnesses had similar accounts to the first witness. According to them, Queen Rosemary was a humble, quiet, silent, and friendly person. It was total nonsense and Elena In Sethang banged on the desk, “You’ve had too much of the Haran’s River. Let’s make it clear who’s responsible for this!”
Elaine, the owner of the Magic Tower and a man who knew the truth, laughed with a smile while asking her why she was even alive.
“I think it went well today.”
Elaine sighed at Iris’s words. “You think it went well? Everyone thinks you’re crazy.” Elaine was relieved that Iris seemed to be okay though.
“The King… said he wanted to make an heir with you?” he added.
“Yes, and he even licked my neck and told me to spread my legs. So I asked him if we could do it the day after tomorrow and he agreed. But what is this supposed to mean, teacher?” She looked at him questioningly. “He’s put people down and threatened them. It was really scary. I almost fainted.” Iris babbled.
Elaine wanted to leave but her innocent face kept him seated. A bastard who was called a king, asked his wife to have intercourse on the same day when she’d barely made it out the river alive? Was he that crazy about it? No, there’s no way that could be. If there was anyone in the world who hated Rosemary more than Elaine, that would’ve been Sidran. His teeth would shiver if he had to be intimate with Rosemary. If he had asked her to have intercourse with him, the only reason would be him wanting to make an heir. In other words, it must’ve been the day that she had the highest possibility of conceiving.
But that was still really heartless. Elaine stroked Iris’s head. Iris, who came from the Magic Tower, was ignorant of this castle. For Iris, who suffered from anthropophobia, an intercourse would be out of the question. For that reason, Elaine didn’t bother to teach her what it was all about. He thought that Iris didn’t need to know about it since she was a wizard that was way too powerful to go even through something like that. I should have taught you all about the world. I never thought the day would come that I’d have to teach you so hurriedly about this, he lamented. He kept a long silence, not knowing what to say.
“Iris, how this works, is…” he started to stutter.
“You have to…” Elaine was a friend, a father, and a teacher of Iris, but not a friend of the same gender nor a mother. He couldn’t bring up any intimate topics that easily with her. “Let’s talk about it next month. You’ll be fine until next month.” He’d have to put a lot of thought into how he would explain this all to her. How would he be able to pass on such knowledge? What could be said to a brilliant noble and an already established wizard, about promiscuity?
“Do you have something else to ask?”
“Yes, I do.”
He was hoping for an answer that she didn’t have any further questions. Without knowing what kind of feelings he was experiencing, she’d quickly replied that she did. Elaine hoped that the next question would be less embarrassing than the first one. He asked Iris what it was and she took out a letter and Elaine’s forehead crinkled into a frown when he saw it.
Compared to the first question, he was certain that nothing could embarrass him as much. But what was happening in the world made him unsure. Speechless, Elaine burst into a dry smile and without hesitation, started reading the letter slowly. The Duke of Genes was another idiot. He and the crazy woman he’d met were hosting a preposterous ball.