Tasogare no Kishi, Akatsuki no Sora
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 2001
~ Chapter Two ~
" Everyone in Kimpa Palace... They seem very easy-going towards
" Tai's people must be suffering a
lot. And not to mention the harsh winter in Tai..."
" Hou's throne is now still empty, but it is a different story from
Tai. The deceased emperor of Hou was the one who devastated the kingdom..."
" I heard it was a rebellion. ... At the beginning of any dynasty,
there must be some villainous officials who rebelled upon worries that
everything they have snatched up to that day would be lost."
" It is true that such things occur at the beginning of a dynasty.
Those who exploited using the empty throne are the ones most bothered
by the new emperor's coronation. However, I cannot convince myself this
is the reason behind the rebellion."
I have no idea, Risai answered. Risai and others had acknowledged the possibility of such worried officials' uprisings, and had taken full alert against that.
"Why... has everything turned like this?"