The Reason for Marriage - Chapter 32.2
“It’s neatly organized. Thank you for your hard work.”
Working on delivering the report to Daniel for about a month, Iveca learned some facts about the new King. Contrary to the Wiles’ expectation, Daniel knew the movements of the aristocracy more accurately than anyone else. It seemed to be because he had held many meetings and fought for the throne since he was a prince and was close to various aristocrats.
It was also known from Iveca’s report that he met several aristocrats’ children during the struggle for the throne. What she understood was not only his taste of the young ladies but also the characteristics of each noble family.
I can see it with my eyes, like, really see it. Iveca thought, staring blankly at Daniel’s long fingers as he read the report. Young kids who would have answered everything with such pretty faces.
And behind him stood Anriq like a picture, without giving her any attention.
“You said you are Eve Jean, right?”
Anriq was supposed to respond upon hearing the word ‘Eve’, but there was no change in Anriq’s expression. Indeed, it was a common name because many women who read the biography of Queen Eve used to name their daughter’s Eve.
“Very interesting. They are betting on my marriage?”
“It’s a trend among aristocrats these days.”
“Did you put it on the report because you thought it was something I should care about?”
Daniel smiled kindly and used honorifics to her, a mere member of the Bureau of Investigation. But what Iveca has noticed so far was that the honorifics he used were just a means of making people feel distant, not an expression of politeness.
Iveca replied indifferently.
“You can see what people think. The opponent with the lowest dividend right now is the daughter of Duke Muelton. It means that everyone thinks you’re going to marry her, so you shouldn’t trust the list of aristocrats lining up for Duke Muelton.”
The King would already have some idea, but once asked, she continued calmly.
“The people who share the line with Count Esselburn are more loyal to the countesses. The dividend of Iveca der Esselburn, the third daughter of the Count, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, is 1992 times, so it is almost impossible.”
With those words, Daniel seemed to have finally developed an interest in Eve Jean, an investigation officer who was standing in front of him.
“Wiles recommends you and says you will give me expert advice on the aristocracy.”
“I used to be a member of the Royal Music Company, and as a child, sometimes he entrusted myself to various aristocratic families.”
Iveca recited Eve’s identity, which Lucas had given her, and Daniel didn’t seem to have questions. He smiled as he was interested.
“Then, you, as an officer of the Bureau of Investigation, who do you think I should marry?”
You have to find someone to marry. Why are you asking ridiculous questions to an investigation officer? Iveca murmured inside but briefly swallowed dry saliva, looking at his sculptural handsome face.
Any woman who would marry this young king would be quite insecure. He was kind to everyone, and he was ridiculously handsome. A painting-like man with blonde hair that glistens beyond her dim blonde hair, with deep eyes and shining blue eyes.
“Whether I can marry a woman that I like, you know about that?”
She thought for a moment and answered.
“I think it would be easier for you to marry the woman you like.”
“There is a limit on how much weight a person can carry. The weight of the throne is enormous, so the weight that can be devoted to love should be, of course, small.”
“Tell me the details.”
She replied calmly to his light request.
“Affiliated women ignore aristocratic children. They do not have the freedom to get married, they talk about other people behind their back, and they only focus on beauty and grooming, and they think it’s happiness to live in luxury.”
Seeing the excitement in Daniel’s blue eyes, Iveca continued.
“All that can be said is because there is no weight from birth. I maintain the aristocracy under the weight of the family. There is a duty of hereditary succession to decide the policies of the country while continuing the revival of the family. The Fallen Nobility is plentiful at his feet, and one must be careful that his downfall does not come in his generation.”