It was a pity that Freya didn’t have any solutions to this problem.
But she gave a temporary solution to the outer space program which was to share the Frestech Chamber of Commerce satellite signals with the Lampuri Kingdom. It would let the Lampuri Kingdom not fall too far behind the two empires and the other countries in terms of outer space communication and surveillance.
Prince Raymond was very interested in this solution, but he couldn’t give Freya a definite answer.
“I can’t hide this matter from lady mother and I’m not confident that she’ll agree.” Prince Raymond felt very helpless, “But I can try talking with lady mother when I get back. If she doesn’t stop me, then we can talk about it when the time comes.”
“Alright, then we’ll do this for now.” Freya gave a shrug.
Prince Raymond gave a sigh. He looked at Freya’s beautiful face under the night and had a thought as he asked, “Right, I haven’t asked, why did you suddenly come here this time?”
“Didn’t the Antila Kingdom announce their surrender? This is an important matter, so of course I wanted to see it personally.” Freya replied with a relaxed look.
Prince Raymond didn’t believe that Freya would run all the way to the Antila Kingdom’s royal palace for this. Moreover, to come at this time, it wouldn’t be that simple.
As well, based on the appearance that Freya had earlier, it was clear that she had hidden her identity when coming here.
With her status as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman, she would be a distinguished guest in any country. For her to hide her identity like this, she was clearly planning something.
But if Freya wasn’t willing to say it, he couldn’t keep asking.
The two talked about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Lampuri Kingdom’s projects for a bit longer. Freya then ended the meeting and had Prince Raymond get out of the car.
Watching Freya’s Magic Sedan drive off into the darkness of the river like a spirit, Prince Raymond touched his nose with a bitter smile. He thought that his half related big sister was living better than him as a prince.
With her status as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman, she could do whatever she wanted. He had to wait for the agreement of his mother and was much more restrained.
It was even said that Xu Yi had told Freya that if she didn’t want to do it anymore, she could give up the position of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman and Xu Yi wouldn’t interfere.
As for him? As the Lampuri Kingdom’s only prince, it was decided that he would be the Lampuri Kingdom’s next king.
This also meant that he wouldn’t be able to hide from his heavy responsibilities.
“If I become the king, I would have great power and it would be fine to have such great responsibilities, but with lady mother controlling everyone, what can I do?”
Prince Raymond gave a sigh. He fixed the expression on his face before turning back to his motorcade.
Half a month later, a Lampuri Kingdom company that wasn’t that famous reached a not that public agreement with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
There weren’t many people who knew the contents, but the contents were quite important.
According to the agreement, that company would rent a total of six satellites from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce that they would share the signals with.
Moreover, after this, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would help that company launch two satellites that would belong to them, while also renting some equipment that would allow that company to maintain those two satellites.
Because this contract was signed in a very secret ceremony, it didn’t attract that much attention.
But a month later, there was a piece of news from the Lampuri Kingdom that attracted the entire Sines Continent’s attention.
Queen Seveni who had been on the throne for thirty nine years had suddenly announced that she would be abdicating. She would be giving her throne to her only son, Prince Raymond.
This news had made people very shocked and very confused.
Although Queen Seveni was already over sixty years old which was considered old, she was still very healthy and there was no news of any serious illnesses. People still thought that she would be leading the Lampuri Kingdom for another ten to twenty years.
But now that there wasn’t any change in the Lampuri Kingdom and after they had conquered the Antila Kingdom, when they should be at their strongest, Queen Seveni was choosing to abdicate?
There were many people who thought that Prince Raymond had rebelled in secret to force Queen Seveni to abdicate.
But this was a guess that many people looked down on.
Queen Seveni had ruled the Lampuri Kingdom for so many years and the Lampuri Kingdom went from a small country in the southwest corner to a country that controlled a large part of the southwest corner. This country had a pivotal role on the Sines Continent and was the strongest country under the two empires, so they had astonishing might. The Lampuri Kingdom could even be considered one of the greatest countries in history.
Adding in the quick development of the Lampuri Kingdom in the many years she had been on the throne, raising the quality of living for the citizens which was a sharp contrast from when she wasn’t in power, Queen Seveni had unparalleled prestige in the Lampuri Kingdom.
Even if Prince Raymond had an idea of rebelling, who would be willing to follow him?
Then again, he was Seveni’s only son and without a doubt the successor to the throne, so there was no need for him to worry that someone else would take his right to succession. He could calmly wait for Queen Seveni to grow old before taking the throne, so why would he need to take a risk and rebel?
Without caring for the guesses of the outside world, the Lampuri Kingdom’s passing on of the throne went smoothly.
After Queen Seveni abdicated, she still appeared in public for the first three months and participated in forming many of the kingdom’s policies. However, she appeared less and less later on, reducing her contact with politics.
In the end, after around half a year of transition, Queen Seveni announced that she “was assured in handing the Lampuri Kingdom to Raymond” and then disappeared from the public’s eye. No one was able to find where she had gone.
Xu Yu looked at Seveni standing in front of him with a strange look, not knowing how to respond to this.
“Hei, Xu Yi, what is this expression? You don’t welcome me here?” Seveni said with a relaxed smile.
“How could I not welcome you……” Xu Yi shook his head and pulled a chair over before indicating for Seveni to sit down, “I was just very curious why you weren’t properly taking care of the Lampuri Kingdom, why did you come all the way here?”
Where Xu Yi and Seveni were right now was not the Sines Continent or the Magic Cloud Continent, it was the little island that Xu Yi had chosen on the sea after Still had retired.
This island wasn’t far from Sky Island, being separated by around four hundred kilometers, but it was still over six thousand kilometers away from the Sines Continent.
Seveni had crossed six thousand kilometers to appear in front of Xu Yi, so how could he not be surprised.
“What is there to be surprised about?” Seveni said with a smile, “I don’t believe that you didn’t receive the news that I abdicated.”
“I do know, but this isn’t related to you suddenly coming to such a far off place, right?”
“Of course it’s related. I’m already no longer the queen of the Lampuri Kingdom, so based on your words, I’m unemployed and have nothing to do. Since I have nothing to do, isn’t it normal to come and see an old friend?” Seveni said with a smile.
“If you really wanted to see me, it’s not like you didn’t have the opportunity in the past.” Xu Yi rolled his eyes, “Now that you’ve come all the way here, you aren’t afraid that I will chase you out as a freeloader?”
Seveni couldn’t help laughing, “Xu Yi, after not seeing each other for so many years, you are still as charming.”
“Yes……It’s been many years……” Xu Yi looked at Seveni before suddenly giving a sigh.
Seveni also fell silent.
The two of them not meeting for several years was not said casually.
Actually, more than ten years ago, the two of them had reduced the number of times that they met.
Later, even the long distance calls that they made were reduced.
Xu Yi was always busy with the Magic Cloud Continent and didn’t have any chance to contact the Lampuri Kingdom. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s cooperations with the Lampuri Kingdom was handled by Freya and the other Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff, it wasn’t something that Xu Yi cared about.
The best chance the two had to meet was three years ago when Xu Yi came back to the Sines Continent to participate in Heinz’s funeral.
However, during those five days, Xu Yi didn’t have any intention of meeting Seveni and Seveni didn’t act like before where she immediately went to find Xu Yi, so the two of them didn’t meet.
“Accurately speaking, counting today, it’s been eight years, seven months, and twenty one days since we’ve met in person.” Seveni said in a soft voice, “Last time we met, it was because of Arch Magus Camilla’s hundred year birthday celebration……”
Xu Yi never thought that Seveni would remember the time so accurately. After being surprised, he said with a sigh, “If it wasn’t because it was a big birthday for grandfather, I wouldn’t have invited so many people. Perhaps we wouldn’t have even met.”
Seveni looked at Xu Yi and said with a sigh, “You have to know that you didn’t even come to Raymond’s wedding four years ago, you just sent Freya as your representative.”
Hearing the hidden bitterness in Seveni’s voice, Xu Yi said with a bitter smile, “There’s no helping it, there was an important matter on the Magic Cloud Continent and I really couldn’t leave.”
“So you couldn’t even come to your own son’s wedding?”
Xu Yi was shocked before staring at Seveni with wide eyes.