Chapter 2: A Coup D’Etat (1)
As she ran off, she couldn’t believe what she saw.
A coup d’etat! And it’s Raytan!
It was really unbelievable. There was no way out.
But it must have been the assassins sent by Raytan who came to her palace and killed the maids and servants. Without luck on her side, Sezh would have died there too. But Sezh thought it was a little unfair.
It was safe to say that everyone in the palace knew about his plan because it was an open secret that Raytan was bullied. The same thing happened to Sezh, she was also bullied. And Sezh has never been involved in the harassment.
For example, when the half-brothers and the nobles’ children who knew that Raytan was inside the library, they set fire to the place, when they pushed him to the lake when he was walking, or when they threw a stone as big as a fist, where the back of his head ended up bleeding heavily…
Sezh really didn’t do anything. Of course, she couldn’t stop it because she has no power to do so…
Frankly speaking, the treatment that Sezh and Raytan received in the Imperial palace was not much different. Raytan was bullied severely because they said he was cursed, but Sezh wasn’t in a good position either.
First of all, it was because of Yerena.
She had never given love to her daughter.
The reason was simple, Sezh was a woman.
[It was because of you. If it wasn’t you. I wouldn’t be living like this. Why was it a daughter? A daughter!]
That’s what she used to say.
The prince and the princess who were born by other concubines also ignore Sezh.
She had been slapped just because her eyes met theirs.
The children of the concubines had a strong family as a backup and Sezh were in a different position from the time she was born. Even Yerena didn’t even try to protect Sezh, so they were not afraid to be mean to her.
Sezh was given a cold shoulder and Raytan was treated like a pile of rubbish. They are in the same position, like a comrade in a battle.
She was in trouble and not in the position to help Raytan, who was being bullied and she couldn’t afford to pay attention to him.
It would have been the same for Raytan had he seen her being bullied. Whenever she saw Raytan being bullied from time to time, Sezh only said this.
[Oh, it’s my turn tomorrow]
And the guesswork of her was always correct. Without doubt.
Sezh only thought about one thing. ‘How can I get out of this hellish imperial palace?’
Leaving the Imperial Palace is her only goal.
So she secretly collected some jewellery that Yerena has lost interest in, and made an excuse about it. She has been trying a few times, to secretly ask the emperor, who might not know her youngest daughter’s age, to let her leave the palace. Of course, had she known that Raytan would do this, she would have left the Imperial Palace as soon as possible…
“You look very busy.”
Sezh who had been running nonstop, stood firm. Her heart sank listening to the voice from behind her back. She was as stiff as stone and she turned her head slowly.
There, she looks at Raytan who stood behind her.
His eyes looked redder today, like the red blood that covered his face.
“Bi, big brother Raytan…”
“Where are you going?”
Where is she going? She was busy running away… Sezh’s hands trembled at the sight of him. Raytan stared at her and began to approach her slowly. As Raytan got closer and closer, she heard something dripping.
It was blood. Blood. The dark red blood falling from the tip of the sharp sword in his hand. Whose blood is it? The faces of countless people rushed quickly on her mind.
Their half-siblings who constantly bullied Raytan, her mother, the Emperor who threw him to Lion’s den, or the imperial palace’s people who dared to ignore Raytan, the royal family, and nobles. Sezh thought while looking at the dripping blood without knowing the owner of the blood. It’s her turn this time.
Sezh looked at him with fear.
“Bro, brother… I-”
“What about you?”
“That… are, are you going to kill me?”
“What do you think?”
“I-, I don’t know… but I don’t have any ill feelings towards you.”
Sezh didn’t continue her words. Instead, the head was cut off in an instant and fell with a thumping sound, making a loud noise in the hall. Raytan shook the sword to get rid of the blood with a weird face. Then he picked up Sezh’s head that was rolling on the floor. While holding her shining blonde hair, Raytan glared at Sezh’s face, as if it were abhorrent, his expression hardened.
“…Damn fucking blonde.”
“It’s not just you, Sezh. I’ll kill anyone with blonde hair and blue eyes, every one of you. ”
Sezh’s severed neck rolled like a rag.
Raytan stared at the head of his half-sister, expressionlessly, and began to walk without hesitation. As there were still too many people to kill.
Above the lifeless blue eyes that were loosening its life force, only Raytan’s back was reflected on it clearly.