Stepmother Chapter 17

Chapter 17: As a Wife, As a Queen

The Queen, who believed that the King would not do anything outrageous, felt shocked and betrayed when Liana’s situation came to light.

As a wife and as a woman, she immediately wanted to strangle the king to death as blood rushed to her head, but as the Queen and as a mother, she could not allow herself to do so.

During the discussion with some trusted vassals, talks of the King’s abdication and the first Prince Ricardo’s enthronement emerged but they had a hunch that this is just what the King desired.

For a long time, he was weak and suffered from the heavy responsibilities as the King.

In his youth, the King somehow performed his duties by relying on the Queen. However, as of late, he would push as much of his duties as he could onto the Queen.

The Queen and vassals tolerated it because rather than relying on the weak and indecisive King, it was more favorable to have the Queen carry out his duties.

And it seems that the King still hadn’t given up on Liana.

The King who never showed any ambition for anything was like a different person when it came to Liana.

(I know the King would use the free time he obtained from abdicating to do something to Liana)

Was not what the Queen’s thoughts were, but rather,

(If I let him impose the country’s affairs onto my son and I, it would be impossible for me to have a comfortable retirement.)

So the Queen decided to work the King like a horse as punishment.

And she made sure that he would never again come into contact with Liana, as per her request.

When the King was told that he would be worked like a horse, he had an expression as if to say it couldn’t be helped, but when he was told that Liana did not want to become a Secondary Queen and that he must never come into contact with Liana ever again, the despair on his face was as if the world was ending.

 

⟵-(•ˇ‿ˇ•)〉 | ᕙ(⇀‸↼)ᕗ〈(•ˇ‿ˇ•)-⟶


Footnotes:

  1. 側妃 • Secondary Queen, I changed it from the former translation which was “Side Queen” mostly because I think it sounds better. Should I change back to the former one?

Translator’s Rant Note:

Thanks for reading! I’ve finished backing up all raws. That took quite a chunk of time. (╥╯﹏╰╥) But good news is that even if publisher edits it, I can continue for you guys~
Also, to those who read the other series I work on as well, progress is appropriately 60%, however, I’m busy irl but I will try not to be late.  (ó﹏ò。)

18 thoughts on “Stepmother Chapter 17

  1. This dickhead king really won’t be satisfied until he died, although he already had 3 wives, the better solution is castrate him, he already had 2prince and 2princess, so it wouldn’t be problem if castrate him and make him retire, the death sentence is too light, because he won’t suffer, just die like that..😈
    Thanks for the chapter..

  2. This dickhead king really won’t be satisfied until he died, although he already had 3 wives, the better solution is castrate him, he already had 2prince and 2princess, so it wouldn’t be problem if castrate him and make him retire, the death sentence is too light, because he won’t suffer, just die like that..😈
    Thanks for the chapter..

  3. The king thinks he knows Liana, but no?
    Kill him or make a guy do him the same thing he did to Liana. I want justice.

  4. The king thinks he knows Liana, but no?
    Kill him or make a guy do him the same thing he did to Liana. I want justice.

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