Please Be A Traitor - Chapter 5
Translator and Editor: Lea and Aki
She lost her words upon getting a surprising remark from her father.
She was stuttering, unable to say anything while her father stroked her head.
“Be at ease while playing, sweetheart. Papa has to go to the palace. I’ll have to find a way to save your talent.”
“N-No! You don’t have to…..!”
“Don’t worry, dear. It was foolish of your papa to not have known of this beautiful talent of yours.”
Saying so, he smiled and left her.
She didn’t know what he was trying to do, but the worst case would be a handkerchief embroidered with a graffiti of hers, sold under her name.
She would hate it, but it’d all be useless if they all die.
In fact, even if the problems were large in scale, she wanted to find a clue to solve them. But the biggest problem was the treason that Karpel would lead to.
The way the Crown Prince had declared Karpel’s rebellion in the novel was with simple, but cruel words.
Lack of filial piety, the death penalty, and the beheading.
“No, not happening.”
In her previous life, these words were out of touch with her reality, but it was creepy to think that the kid, who would be wronged in a few years, used the room next to hers.
She was trying to follow the male lead’s way of solving the problem, but she couldn’t. She had to find another way.
‘How could he do such a terrible thing when we were all trying to live peacefully?’
She rummaged through the notes and took out the things related to Karpel. It was arranged chronologically. On top of the note, it read “Preparation of Karpel’s treason”.
At this moment, it was the 256th year of the Ivelox Empire.
But 10 years before the treason, Karpel already had a duel with the Crown Prince, which wasn’t included in the novel.
If he was to commit treason at the age of 24, then 10 years ago, when he was 14, he was completely ready. It was 2 years ago since he was 16 now.
‘Why the hell did he wait for 10 years?’
Or maybe he was just exaggerating like a villain. But 12 years ago, the duel actually lasted for 10 minutes.
‘Then why did the author not care to mention it in the first place? Was he crazy?’
But if she blamed the lines of the novel to find the probabilities, it would be like she had never tried to do anything in the first place.
‘But why couldn’t he take over the throne?’
There must have been some reason. The reason why he had to wait 10 years for it.
‘Was the author waiting for Karpel to become an adult?’
However, it would be better to catch him off guard because he was minor.
‘…..What a jerk. I want to see this author’s face.’
As soon as she turned the page over, the notes were focused on the time when Karpel was thinking in a villainous manner.
-263rd year under the Imperial family
She read it to its bottom and found out what was going on in the Krenberian family.
– Disappearance of the Duke of Krenberia
The withdrawal of the Duke meant that neither her father nor she could be honored.
‘How did this happen to us…..’
It was most likely that they died.
It was only 5 years from now when she would turn 18. Would she die before becoming an adult in this life?
Goosebumps rose on her hand as she stared at the notes.
The complete disappearance of the Duke and the rebel movement led by Karpel occurred in the same year.
Karpel took over the Krenberian castle by force and used it as a base for rebels before the Krenberian territory was handed over to the Imperial family.
The existence of her family seemed to affect Karpel’s military presence.
‘Am I a life-threatening obstacle for Karpel? So is this how Krenberia is going to get faded from our history?’
The novel was based on the story of Shabel and the Crown Prince, so there was no need for the author to mention those parts that didn’t really affect the two of them.
She wondered why Karpel took over Krenberia first. There were so many things.
It might be that the rebels had to cross Krenberia to get to the palace from where they were now. Or, they wanted to gather as many knights as possible. So, they needed the means to cover up.
‘Is he engaged with me just because he wants Krenberia?’
But as she thought about it, she recalled Karpel avoiding her eyes at the engagement. If he hated me so much, he could have refused it right away. But he never said anything, until her father, who was worried about his daughter starving herself, finally allowed her to be engaged to him.
Maybe he had to bury his fiancée in the backyard to easily take over Krenberia.
If he did that to her and her father, her aunt might’ve also been killed since she was also present at that time.
Her aunt couldn’t succeed her father or herself because she was married into the royal family. But if anything happened to them, Krenberia’s heir would not be her uncouth fiancée, but her aunt.
She shook her head. If Karpel needed the power of Krenberia, there was bound to be another way.
The Duke of Krenberia was obsessed with his daughter.
And not too long ago, she got engaged with Karpel.
So, it would have been an easier way for Karpel to coax her father’s cooperation by pretending to like her.
But if it wasn’t for her father scolding her, she would have given the key to the safe to Karpel without his knowledge. Not long ago, she was blinded by love.
Now, of course, he wouldn’t want to help Karpel.
If Karpel had something that needed her help, he wouldn’t have to turn over the whole family.
‘Of course, he just wants to avenge his father by killing the current Emperor, right?’
She had been reborn, and this was a new beginning.
Wouldn’t it be the same if the dead Emperor was reincarnated into a satisfying environment?
Or he could fall into heaven or hell, there was no way for her to be able to confirm it though.
‘I’ll have to convince Karpel and tell him I’ll help him with everything I can.’
But Karpel’s hateful eyes floated in front of her.
‘But I’m scared too.’
She placed her face over the paper notes.
‘How can I avoid his scary eyes?’
First of all, she would have to get close to him.
If he was anything like her father, it would have been so easy to make him say, “Wow, Ina, you’re so good.”
But, the chances of her being killed by Karpel would increase if she ever acted cute in front of him.
‘But hasn’t he been deceived all these years? Is it okay for him to keep dragging it around like some kind of……ornament? Should I ask him myself?’
She jumped up and walked to the field where Karpel was supposed to be found.
The employees greeted her when they saw her galloping gallantly. She avoided a time bomb as she restrained herself from bowing back to them.
She had been so obsessed with Karpel for over a decade that she knew exactly what he was doing at this time.
He was very sincere. He spent every day in the library because he wasn’t allowed to have a teacher.
From what she read in the novel, Karpel used to learn everything from the information sent by the aristocrats who supported him.
It was an open space from where a lot of employees passed by for the management, but no one was allowed in. But it wasn’t the reason that she always went to the field. It was because the library was boring. And she wasn’t the type to read a book in her previous life. She only used to read the novels from online whenever she was free from work.
After running for quite some time, the field came to her view.
No matter how noble a lady was, her capability was weak. She thought her lungs were going to shrink as if she had run a 200 meters race track.
When she arrived, she saw Karpel practicing with his sword, without his shirt on and was sweating. He, with his sweat sparkling under the sun, looked as hot as an idol in a music concert.
‘This is a crime!’
She raised her hands and slapped her cheeks.
At that sound, Karpel turned hesitantly around. When their eyes met, she screamed in amazement to hide the sudden excitement of her heart.
“Kyaa! So gross!”
Why did she have to say that?
A cool breeze swept through the gap between them.
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