The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 10
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 10
4. Fuck the imperial faction! (2)
Shortly after the attendants of the Crown Prince’s palace went to the inspection department, an official announcement was made that the palace spies had been caught.
Then the water that had cooled down began to burn again.
“The spy who infiltrated the palace of the crown prince. Is the imperial palace really safe?」
“The Imperial Palace. Is it really okay like this?”
As knights who doubted the safety of the Imperial Palace poured out one after another, they began to criticize the incompetence of the bureaucrats and the nobles who only fight factions.
Meanwhile, another announcement from the Inspection Department followed.
It was announced that the true identity of the spies were servants in the role of transporting food.
Fortunately, they were not spies within the Empire, but people who were presumed to be from other countries.
Then the public opinion was on fire.
Not even factions within the empire, spies were caught in other countries.
It also infiltrated the palace of the Crown Prince, which has become a hot topic recently.
It would have been possible to get over it if it was quiet, but it turned out to be a problem when spies from other countries infiltrated the Crown Prince’s palace at a time when the attendants and officials were rude.
“Crazy things, you have to do it from time to time!”
Prime Minister Mussolini shouted while grinding his teeth.
Even he, the leader of the imperial faction, was paying attention, but fearless beings from other countries operated spies.
Bernat Mussolini trembled in anger at his disrespectful treatment.
When the embers that had barely been covered began to burn again, the Neutrals were also in trouble.
“Such sickness × things like that! Take it or not!”
Inspector General Podolski smashed the desk with his fist while grinding his teeth.
Podolski, one of the leaders of the Neutralism, was a person who could not be said to be clean, but he was a person who took care of things in his own way so as not to spread too much.
However, during his tenure, a situation that could develop into a major event occurred.
In fact, the fact that there are spies in the imperial palace is a public fact that everyone who knows is aware of, so there was an implicit rule that did not let spies in to a certain level while keeping the good in their own way.
They even had their own rules to stay calm and not spies for a while when a big incident occurred.
The problem would have been solved diplomatically if he covered it up and protested against the other country that sent the spies, but the prince had ‘directly’ caught the spies.
“I order in the name of Crown Prince Kariel Friedrich von Blaser.
Please reveal who the spies behind the spies I ‘directly’ caught are.
This is an order in the name of Crown Prince I, who is carrying out His Majesty’s orders.
Since Podolski, who has led the inspection department well, I believe he will do well.”
President Podolsky frowned as he read the letter written by the prince himself.
When the prince personally sent a letter to threaten him, Podolsky put on a troubled expression.
This wasn’t something he could cover on his own lines.
There was no problem with the Crown Prince, but the fact that it was the emperor’s order was important.
In any case, the imperial faction would try to entice the emperor to cover him up, but the Crown Prince, who had a cause, wanted to direct the investigation by blaming the emperor’s orders, so there was no way to cover it up.
Podolski sighed and folded the threatening letter from the prince and put it in the first drawer.
“After all, it’s also a matter of what line to draw.”
There was no way that a single president could finish the case in which the Crown Prince, who was ordered by the emperor, took the initiative.
All he could do now was to hope that the crown prince would act appropriately.
However, despite the president’s wish, Kariel had no intention of ending it properly.
“Hoo, to what extent have you reached a stable period?”
Toto replied with a proud expression to Kariel’s words.
At those words, a deep smile appeared on Kariel’s lips.
“I can move now.”
While saying that, Kariel looked at Toto.
“You don’t have to come for a while.”
“I won’t be able to exercise, so don’t come to the palace for a while and go to work.”
“It won’t work if you rest. Exercise every day… … .”
Toto was frightened by Kariel’s words, but soon stopped talking and lowered his head.
Because he also had ears to hear, he knew what kind of steps Kariel was taking.
Realizing from the calmed eyes that Kariel was about to do something big, he said with a sigh.
“You still need to exercise in your spare time. If you don’t have time, please do some stretching.”
“… … okay.”
Kariel reluctantly responded to Toto’s worried words and ordered a nearby attendant to call Tarion.
“Did you call?”
“I’m going to wash up, so get ready.”
After saying that, Kariel washed her sweaty body and immediately got on the carriage.
“The destination is the Inspection Department.”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
Tarion responded loudly to Kariel’s command and drove the wagon.
After that, several knights stationed in the palace of the crown prince rode horses and guarded them.
As the splendid carriage passed through the imperial palace and entered the inspection department in the capital, many people began to mutter.
“It’s His Highness the Crown Prince’s coming!”
The people gathered at Tarion’s horse hurriedly opened the road and bowed their heads.
Only then did Tarion open the carriage door and support Kariel.
“Me, Your Highness!”
The chief of the Metropolitan Inspection Department, who was rushing from a high floor, stood in front of Kariel in a cold sweat.
“I’m sorry I came without contacting you in advance.”
“Oh, no. I will take you inside.”
The chief of the inspection department internally yelled at him, asking why he didn’t go to the president, but on the outside he was only sweating profusely.
But it wasn’t just the Inspector General. Everyone was bewildered by the visit of the Crown Prince, hoping that there would be no eye contact as much as possible.
In fact, among the inspectors, there were very few honest people who never received a bribe. It is unconscionable to expect that the stomach is rotten and the bottom is healthy.
If it were only that, there would have been some honest humans left, but there was no way to do anything because there was pressure from aristocrats, neutrals, and emperors alike.
As a result, one by one, they become desperate and take bribes or join factions.
Of course, some of them maintain integrity, but in that case, they will all be pushed to the local level.
In other words! There was no such thing as a completely clean human being in the inspection department.
Cariel, who entered the old-fashioned office of the chief of inspection, sat arrogantly on the sofa.
“Sorry for coming at a busy time.”
The inspector general responded with a cold sweat.
“I’ll be busy, so keep things simple. Starting today, I will directly oversee the investigations related to the imperial palace. Do you know that this is His Majesty’s order?”
“Yes? Yes… … . I know.”
“Then it will make things easier. Guide me to where the spies I caught are and where the teams are.”
At Kariel’s words, the inspector general swallowed and hurriedly got up from his seat and guided me.
Then I saw the meeting room overflowing with piles of all sorts of papers.
“It’s a piece of shit.”
“It has been Rather, if it had been decorated without a single document, they would have suspected corruption.”
While saying that, Kariel stared at the inspector general.
Then he lowered his head, fidgeting like a man with a prick.
“Huh, I still have to live like a human. A little too much.”
While saying that, Kariel called out to Tarion.
“Ask the Treasury for funding. What is lacking, I will make up for in my palace.”
“I will request that there be no shortage.”
Kariel nodded slightly at Tarion’s words.
“Still, since it’s my team, I have to make them look like people.”
While saying that, Kariel looked at the inspectors who were acting like beggars.
“I will definitely provide money so that there is no shortage of investigation. Also, bonuses are given for each achievement. If there are not enough people, ask for it.”
At his words, life began to circulate in the eyes of the inspectors who were dying.
“His Majesty ordered it himself, so I have no intention of making it awkward. Find out all the spies in the imperial palace and those involved in the corruption and bring the information. If anyone gets in the way, tell me. I will go and fetch him myself.”
At Kariel’s words, the inspectors made a surprised expression.
“Once again, I won’t finish it off the beaten path. So trust me.”
Saying that, Kariel looked at the members of the inspection department, then looked at the director of the inspection department who was standing at a distance behind her.
“what are you doing?”
“… … Yes?”
“Go out and work. I’ll take care of this from now on.”
At Kariel’s words, the inspector general hurriedly bowed and went outside, and the inspectors watching from a distance hurriedly took one or two steps back.
Then Tarion ordered the servants to lock the door.
At the same time, Kariel looked at the inspectors with a cold expression.
As the atmosphere changed in an instant, the inspectors lowered their heads with puzzled expressions on their faces.
“Among those who are here right now, there will be those who are corrupt, and there will be those who belong to factions.”
Most of the inspectors flinched at Kariel’s words.
“I won’t ask what you did in the past. So cooperate well with this one.”
After saying that, Kariel sat down on the creaky chair and said.
“So, what is the blockage?”
After the inspectors were silent for a while at Kariel’s question, one of them cautiously raised his hand and said,
“The Ministry of Home Affairs is not cooperating well.”
At his words, the expressions on the faces of several inspectors distorted.
‘Are those who distort their expressions belong to emperors, and those who smile are nobles? It’s fun.’
Kariel smiled at the sight of the guys who took the back money and split sides even in front of her.
“okay? You dared to come out like that despite His Majesty’s command, right? Are there any more?”
“The Treasury is not cooperating!”
“okay? great. I will take care of this matter ‘by myself’.”
Saying that, Kariel immediately stood up from her seat.
“Again, if there is any blockage, tell me right away when I come. I’ll fix it right away.”
To Kariel’s words, the inspection department members belonging to the aristocratic faction responded loudly.
Looking at them like that, Kariel smiled and took the documents handed over by the inspector and immediately took Tarion out of the inspectorate.
Then he spoke to one of the inspectors who followed.
“Go to the Ministry of Interior first and tell them that someone from the Inspection Department is visiting. Don’t say I’m going.”
The inspector lowered his head and hurriedly ran.
“The Inspection Department says another person has come.”
“Excellent! It bothers me. Say it later!”
The door was violently opened with a shout from an Interior Ministry official.
“What kind of bastard… … So, so, so, so, Your Highness!”
When Kariel asked with a tilt of her head, a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Home Affairs hurriedly fell flat on her face.
But it’s already too late.
“Are you the one who kept refusing when the Inspection Department asked for some data?”
“That, that… … .”
“I don’t know, but it’s His Majesty who ordered this investigation.”
When Kariel sold the Emperor, a high-ranking official in the Interior Ministry shuddered in contemplation.
“How dare you disobey His Majesty’s orders?”
“No! How do you believe… … !”
The Interior Ministry official rushed to say no, but it was too late.
“Catch this bastard and throw him away. I’ll have to check if he’s a spy.”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
“majesty! majesty! Please listen to me! oh oh oh oh!”
Watching the high-ranking Interior Ministry official being dragged along, the expressions of the officials under his command hardened.
Perhaps because he saw his superior being led like a dog, he started to tremble without even thinking about meeting Kariel’s eyes.
Seeing them like that, Kariel said with a cool smile.
“Bring all the requested information. Give me 10 minutes.”
At Kariel’s words, the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs began to move hurriedly.
Watching them like that, Kariel told the attendants who followed to take care of them.
However, it seems that the requested materials were more than expected.
“Contact the Inspection Department.”
Looking at the huge stack of papers, Kariel spoke to the inspector and immediately moved on to her next destination.