“April wouldn’t be dead if you hadn’t pulled that crazy stunt with the Second Prince.”
The woman who had an affair with her sister’s husband.
And all she had gotten in return was shame and the death of her sister.
So Cecilyn made her decision.
She would kill the Second Prince one way or another. In order to do that, she would have to marry Ludwig, the man who had started this tragedy, and the man who had rejected her so many times.
“Please marry me.”
“I will kill the Second Prince for you.”
“I will make you Emperor.”
He laughed and grabbed the doorknob behind her.
Her fine brow knitted as if she hadn’t expected resistance.
“You should have been more prepared if you were going to propose to me.”
“On this night, in my own room.”
And the door closed.