“Why are you looking at me like that? Do you think I’m the one who stole the firearms?” asked the Duke when he noticed Nancy’s suspicious gaze.
His sharp gaze was focused on the woman.
Taking note of Nancy’s silence, the Duke’s expression turned gloomy. “I’m not that shameless. I’ve promised you that I’ll only take half of the portion. I’ll never go back on my words.”
“Then who do you think took the firearms? No one knows about this other than the two of us and our subordinates,” said Nancy with a grim look on her face.
At that moment, she wasn’t worried about falling out with the Duke. Since the firearms were gone, so were her confidence and power.
The Duke regarded her silently as well.
If it wasn’t either of us, then who took them? Which one of us leaked the information?
At that moment, both of them suspected each other and did not believe the statements of the other party at all.
“Your Majesty, this happened in your territory, and those firearms are yours. I have sufficient reason to believe it is you who self-directed this show. No one dares to pull dirty tricks on me, and you’re the first to do so!” The Duke stared intently at Nancy.
Nancy was so angered by his accusation that her chest hurt.
Why would I put on such a show?
I still need him to help me in returning to the palace to become the queen of Turlen.
Why would I be so stupid to put on such an act to steal his firearms?
I did think about pulling some dirty tricks, but he ended up discovering my intentions before I could even do it!
In the end, I still decided to give him the firearms. Now that the firearms are gone, I’m as angry as he is. How can he suspect me?
Nancy was infuriated by his suspicion. “You’re right. This is my territory. But I can’t even move freely now, and I don’t have many people under me. Why do you think I have the capability to plan such a show? Since neither of us took the firearms, then you should go and investigate who took the firearms.”
She paused for a moment and continued, “I believe that with your ability, you can definitely find out the truth.”
The Duke gazed at her before turning around and walking out.
“Your Majesty, do you think the Duke will believe that the firearms were really stolen by someone?” asked Monisha after the Duke left while wearing a darkened expression.
“Where do you think the firearms could have gone?” asked Nancy with a sullen face. “They must have been stolen by him. He purposely came here to falsely accuse me.”
“Why does he want to accuse you?” As soon as Monisha asked that question, her eyes widened. “Is it to dissuade you from doubting him?”
As Nancy nodded, Monisha grew even more terrified of the man.
The firearms are already in his hands, yet he still came over to accuse Her Majesty and acted as though he did not get any benefits out of it.
This man is frightening!
Meanwhile, at the palace, Aaron could not help but smile triumphantly after learning that the firearms had been stolen.
Celeste, who came to send him supper, asked him why he was so happy when she saw him beaming. After learning that Aaron had stolen Nancy’s firearms, Celeste was glad for him as well.
She asked, “How did you know that Her Majesty had firearms?”
Complex feelings surged within her heart when her son told her where he got the information.
Back then, when she first knew that Aaron had a crush on Arielle, she even sent someone to deal with Arielle. Though she didn’t endanger Arielle‘s life, she caused the latter to get hurt.
“Aaron, since you are the king now, I think it‘s time to announce her identity as the princess!”