The Prince Wants To Retire - Chapter 178
The Prince Wants To Retire chapter 178
Abduction 1. Who will win the retirement fight?
A retirement fight triggered by the retirement of the prime minister and the chamberlain.
A fierce battle was taking place inside the imperial palace.
The problem was that most of them were young people.
“haha. It’s fun.”
Leisurely (former) chancellor and (former) chamberlain’s tea time.
The prime minister lived with the word that he would leave for the provinces immediately after retiring every day, but when he retired, he was stuck in the center and leisurely watching the internal affairs fight.
It was because they were fighting so fiercely that they did not have to leave the center.
Since the interest in those who had already retired was far away, I was relieved and enjoyed watching the daily events in the center.
And it was the same for the people of the Empire.
In general, when there is an internal conflict, the people of the Empire will breathe a sigh of relief, but Ignit was different.
“A draw on the 432th day of the retirement fight today!”
“Still, the Crown Prince has an advantage?”
“Is the Crown Prince’s retirement first?”
Retirement fight that has long been a gossip now.
It is a serious matter only within the Imperial Palace, but it has already become so funny that it is considered gossip in other countries beyond Ignit.
“It turned out to be more difficult than I thought.”
At Kariel’s words, the ministers gathered in the emperor’s palace bowed their heads.
Luffiel, who had the support of the public and held Kariel to the throne, was quite demanding.
Ruffiel’s power was weak compared to Kariel’s brilliant line, which included the ministers and the chief of inspection. However, the vacancy was filled with the power of the public.
「Cariel line composed of middle-aged men vs. Luffiel line composed of young people」
It’s just been framed like this.
“under… … How old am I… … .”
As I read the report Tharion gave me, I took a deep breath.
Unlike the ministers who were all middle-aged, Kariel’s age was very young.
However, because of the middle-aged team members with an average age of more than 40, Kariel was also treated as an ‘old man’, and he was seen as a leader in the antithesis of the rising forces.
“Any age, anyway. Let’s discuss what to do next.”
Having said that, Kariel looked at the ministers.
The Minister of Home Affairs, who had been working hard at the silent pressure to express his opinion if he wanted to retire, raised his hand.
“Your Majesty, isn’t the biggest card they have is marriage?”
Kariel nodded slightly at the Minister of Home Affairs’ words.
The biggest problem currently bothering Kariel was marriage.
“your majesty! It’s been a long time since you ascended the throne. Isn’t it really time to think about your heir?”
My teeth gnashed when I saw Seriel, who had come to visit me not too long ago and left me with such words.
What’s even more nasty is that Luffiel doesn’t say a word.
As if Seriel’s words came from deep in his heart, he just throws out the words of concern for Kariel’s heir and returns to his original place.
As a result, on the outside, he looks like a loyalist servant rather than the same line as Luffiel.
Of course, the people of the Empire are not fools, so they know that this is a conspiracy.
However, it is also important to be visible when it comes to politics.
Rather, when Seriel came out like this, the cause kept passing over to her younger siblings.
“Your Majesty knows, but if things go on like this, the former empresses will eventually step in.”
Because he was still young, and because the empire was in great danger, he kept quiet, but not anymore.
The Gate of the Demon World remains, and because of the remnants of the past spread all over the continent and the mutated beings that arise from it, it is not until the peaceful era, but now it is time to strengthen internal stability beyond simple survival.
The post of empress is vacant because Kariel’s mother, the former empress, has died.
That’s why the empresses, who were empresses, had a justification for stepping out.
“after… … If the queen mothers start stepping out… … .”
“… … It will be difficult for us to stop it any longer.”
Cariel let out a deep sigh at the Minister of Home Affairs’ words.
If Kariel pushed forward like a tyrant, he could oppose it, but if it went to a political battle, it would inevitably end in defeat.
As soon as she got married, she would be tied up in the imperial palace, and the moment she gave birth to a child, Rufiel would try to give up her position as crown prince using this justification.
A feeling of increasing pressure.
The nervousness that he might not be able to retire was not only felt by Kariel.
As long as they were already on the same boat, the ministers could also be caught and rolled until the end if Kariel didn’t retire.
Bureaucrats who would normally risk their lives for promotion preferred to stop at a moderate level.
Are you earning enough money to envision your future? Instead of going to the imperial palace or central bureaucracy, they want to go to a leisurely place in the province.
Some were promoted from the central government as soon as possible, and there were those who made a plan to be demoted to the provinces on their own by creating an excuse to take responsibility.
That is why today’s young people value leisure life as important.
As a result, the ministers and high-ranking officials were troubled.
“your majesty! I have a question for you.”
“… … tell me.”
At Kariel’s permission, everyone looked at the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Then he asked carefully.
“Does your Majesty do not want to marry?”
“What do you mean?”
“Well… … If you could retire, what would you think of getting married?”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterates his thoughts after answering Kariel’s question.
At his question, the ministers widened their eyes and looked at Kariel.
“Marriage… … But can I retire?”
Everyone tilted their heads at the confident foreign minister’s words.
How is that possible?
The moment they got married, it was obvious that the current Crown Prince would be retiring.
Kariel’s retirement in a state of affairs announcing that she will leave behind all of Miriel, who is in charge of the internal affairs of the imperial palace?
“Tell me more.”
After Kariel’s permission was granted, the Foreign Minister, who had organized his thoughts, explained the plan one by one.
“Once you decide to get married, it can buy you time.”
Everyone nodded at the Minister’s words.
At least you won’t be under pressure like you are now. If so, he would be able to receive the crown prince’s attack more leisurely.
“Once someone is chosen and married.”
It was important here.
To keep Miriel and Rufiel from escaping at the moment of marriage.
This is the point.
“Once you got married, you should go on a honeymoon, right?”
“Yeah… … ji?”
“The mother-in-law of the person who will become a bride and groom should also visit.”
Everyone knew what the foreign minister was saying. His plan was ‘time’.
It takes time to say that you are getting married and takes time once more through your honeymoon.
“Will Luffiel lead Jungkook well while I’m away?”
“It will come.”
If you can lead the empire stably even while Kariel is away, there is no reason why Kariel should keep sitting on the throne.
Then you can give reasons for falling into the situation.
After all, there was a good reason.
Kariel’s body is not ‘completely’ recovered.
Using this as an excuse, he kept putting off major tasks to Luffiel, looking at the angle of falling into the situation.
“But this is not enough.”
Kariel frowned and said.
It was a plausible plan, but as Luffiel’s power grew stronger, the pressure would increase. Until then, I couldn’t hold on with my honeymoon as an excuse, and I didn’t have enough justification to set up a retirement angle.
“Yes. So, after wasting time on the honeymoon and verifying the abilities of poor Luffiel, His Majesty must prepare for the next step.”
“What is it?”
“Aren’t His Majesty’s summoned bodies doing important work (?) for the continent?”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who suddenly speaks nonsense.
As everyone looked at him, he grinned.
“Your Majesty is the messenger of God who communicates with ‘God’. And the beings that threaten the peace of the continent have not yet disappeared.”
“ah… … .”
After realizing what kind of picture the Minister of Foreign Affairs had drawn, Kariel smiled broadly.
“Good. Not a bad plan.”
Kariel’s summoned creatures.
They left Kariel’s side because of their Gagiin’s wishes, but others don’t know about it.
In the present Empire, Kariel is a messenger of the gods and is revered almost as a god.
What will he do if he moves to prevent the threat that still remains on the continent?
“As an added bonus, I can also flirt with Seriel.”
When the Foreign Minister tilted his head, Kariel smiled and said.
“You said, my cause is to erase the remnants of the past and the beings that will pose a threat to the peace of the continent.”
“I do, but… … .”
“Then, wouldn’t it be possible to make Seriel come down from the commander-in-chief for a similar cause?”
At Kariel’s words, the ministers tilted their heads, but only the military minister smiled as if he understood his intentions.
“I’m thinking of entrusting the command of the special forces to Low Seriel.”
At the words of the military commander, Kariel nodded.
I intend to appoint him as the commanding officer of the special forces only to deal with the remnants of the past, not as high command as now.
It’s not a tight schedule like in the Great War, but it’s going to be a leisurely tour of the West Continent to deal with threats, and the size of the army won’t be that large, so Seriel should be satisfied enough.
“If you make the army move slowly, thinking that you are on a cruise, he will be horrified.”
“It is to separate the relationship with His Highness Ruffiel and make her an ally at the same time, so His Highness Ruffiel in the world can’t help it either.”
“At the same time, you have to seduce the military. Aren’t there a lot of old generals there too?”
At Kariel’s words, the military minister nodded.
Since it was said that the prime minister and the chief of staff retired only when they died, there were a number of senior citizens who could not afford to retire. Besides, it must have been more difficult to say because Seriel was standing on the other side of Kariel.
If you lure them into retirement as you did to their ministers, you will have no choice but to pass.
“You drew a pretty interesting picture.”
Having said that, Kariel got up from his seat and patted the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the shoulder.
“If all goes according to plan, I will get you out of here first.”
“The castle is coming to an end! your majesty!”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs shed tears of emotion and Kariel smiled contentedly at him.
The ministers looked at the foreign ministers for a while as if they were envious, but since they were also planning to retire soon, they continued a long meeting to make the plan more detailed with big smiles.
And after several days of late night meetings, Prince Ruffiel finally drew his sword.
It was the former empresses who sent letters directly saying that they were worried about Kariel’s heir.
“Finally the time has come.”
Having said that, Kariel called a great meeting.
In the yard where even Hwang Tae-bi came out, there was no place to retreat.
Daejeon, where all ministers and high-ranking officials gather.
There, Kariel opened her heavy lips.
“The lack of luggage made the tabby moms worry.”
Having said that, Kariel looked at Luffiel and sighed.
Luffiel, thinking that he had won, rolled up his lips.
The moment Kariel makes excuses to procrastinate, Luffiel prepares to step forward.
“Imperial people and Tabby-mama and you all want Jim to get married, so you should do it. I’m getting married, so prepare the Minister of Home Affairs!”
“I take orders!”
Luffiel’s eyes trembled at Kariel’s words.
It’s as if he was thinking, ‘Are you going to give permission so easily?’
Seeing him like that, this time Kariel drew a smile on his lips.