Sebas calls me apologetically, unlikely of him.
Surely there was something hard to talk about.
“Such a letter came from the kingdom … ….”
I read the letter received from Sebas.
While I was reading, I grasped the paper with force and crushed it with my hands.
When I finished reading everything, I slit the paper with irritation.
“What … what is this content!”
I shout in anger.
The maid who was waiting at the end of the room was frightened from my reaction.
“… Oh, I’m sorry, can you please leave me alone?
When I say so, the maid hurriedly leaves the room.
Looking at that, I felt somewhat irritated.
“Also, ‘request of provision of goods’… the goods need to be delivered to the royal palace as the responsibility of a territory’s mandatary dictates in difficult times for the kingdom, what difficult times are you talking about! You royals caused all this! Also! At the end of the letter it says, if I refuse the request it is considered as a rebellion … what on earth are you trying to do !?”
To summarize the contents of the letter, “You have some supplies not? Your territory is the most rich and prosperous land of all the kingdom, be thankful the country granted you with so many riches and let us rob you of all you have now. Because the country needs to use it, move quickly. If you refuse, I will send the army to eliminate you for rebellion” it says.
The style is polite, but there is not much difference in content.
“I am sending you 70% of our food already! If I send any more than this, We’ll not be able to cover our needs! My territory has people too!”
I shouted irritated, though, Sebas does not blame me for it.
I have already sent the majority of our goods to the kingdom, leaving behind the minimum barely to satisfy our people needs.
Its amount is comparable to the production of the kingdom one abundant year.
Prince Ed and Princess Elle continued to send messages like that threatening me every week.
I sent a letter to my uncle, Anderson’s Marquis, to see if he can help me alleviate this opression.
Completely, I can only think of this as harassment to me …!
“More than this, it is impossible for our territory to provide them more than this, if it continues our land will be poverty stricken.”
Seba’s complexion was pale blue.
“Yes, I have no choice but to refuse”
“But my lady …. They will send the army to kill you for rebellion”
“There is nothing to do about it, and even if try to remove me, it is decided that I have to protect my people.”
I write a letter copying the information of our goods from the finances book of the territory and hand it over to Sebas where I wrote that I can not send any more supplies, as we will not be able to reach our internal quota.
“I also write letters to my grandfather and my uncle telling them about this situation, as to be prepared when the emergency happens.
Sebas was nodding with a stiff face.
“Then, call the treasurer of the finances department. Let’s increase the budget and increase the purchase of goods from other countries”
“Well, I will go there soon.”
…… What kind of answer will come. It’s just horrible I think…
Thanks to this disturbance, the marriage of Mimosa was delayed. Is this the only salvation for her?
Some time ago, I stopped by at priest Rafshimons house, because it was not far from mine.
While thinking about such a thing, I look at the flowerpot on the windows side.
I felt like I bought this a long time ago ….
I hit myself. These are not times to be immersed in sentiment.
Then, I devoted myself to work again.
After that, a few days later …… I received a letter from the Kingdom again as I thought.
Fearfully, I open the wax that was used for sealing its contents.
“……How is it?”
“As usual, as long as we send them food they will not send the army, let’s send some more supplies …. They are bad in the head…. It’s not that food and money are indefinable.”
It was written that this is the last opportunity to repent.
At the moment of refusal, They will send the army and forcefully take our territory. …… Where is my debt that you talk about? I want to shout.
Better comply that be killed and the goods taken forcefully from the people?
“…… I will go to the kingdom, because Princess Elle seems to gather nobles and will hold a party next week… ” They are so poor that need to threaten me with the army to rob our territory food to hold parties?
“In this situation hold parties?”
The question of Sebas was the same I had.
Why would they bother to collect the nobles from each house even though the kingdom is in such a situation?
“Perhaps it is to threaten them so she can place Ed in the throne, it seems to be a demonstration of power to solidify his position as king.”
“But lady …”
“I need to borrow a spot in the party and let all know our position and what demands they are imposing on us, it’s the only way we’ll not be exploited. While they’ll not be of much help as they wouldn’t want to confront Princess Elle but if I continue silently accepting it all… a future where we’ll be deprived of everything will soon come. This confrontation… there is no way for it to be omitted… Such a future for my people, I firmly refuse to accept it.”
“There is only one concern … … Sebas, is it possible for you to manage the territory on my absence?”
“…… The lady has already taken measures to some extent, the preparations to be carried out in case of emergency are ready … I wonder if I’ll be able to manage with my experience until now, We also have them. “
“Go ahead, Milady. Go to the battlefield with confidence.”
“… Thank you, I will ask you to take care in my absence”
“Yes, please take care of yourself too”