Everyone there was stunned by the Queen suddenly turning her head and looking over.
Everyone tensed up even further.
Nora’s sharp ears caught Abbott muttering, “Did Her Majesty notice me? She must be looking at me! I’m sure of it! Look at me, look at me…”
The corners of her lips spasmed.
Just how much did that guy want a connection with the Queen?
The Swiss president would never receive the Queen in person, of course. Therefore, the one here to receive her was someone from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Next, they had to escort the Queen to the prearranged location where she would be having a meeting with the Swiss president.
Seeing the Queen suddenly stop, the minister heading the FDFA couldn’t help but ask, “Your Majesty, may I ask what you are looking at?”
At the question, the Queen withdrew her gaze and her lips curled into a smile. “I didn’t expect to see a woman among the guards, that’s all.”
“Yes.” The minister followed her line of sight and saw Nora, upon which he immediately explained, “That is Black Cat.”
The Queen’s interest was mildly piqued. She asked, “That world-renowned assassin?”
The minister nodded and replied, “Yes, Ma’am. In order to receive you into the country, we have brought in third-party security personnel from the Assassin Alliance and the Hitman League, both of which are very well-known globally. I am sure you must have heard of them before!”
The Queen nodded.
Of course she had, but… She couldn’t help but cast another glance at Black Cat. Then, she shook her head.
Seeing this, the minister couldn’t help but ask, “May I know if something is the matter, Ma’am?” “No, it’s nothing.” The Queen replied, lowering her gaze and hiding the emotion in her light blue eyes.
She merely felt that the woman looked a bit like a person she disliked, that’s all.
That person’s name was Nora Smith, she was Queenie Schmidt’s niece.
Queenie, who had no children of her own, was said to cherish that niece of hers very much, so the Queen had once hosted a banquet to entertain them a few years ago.
She’d originally planned to foster a good relationship with Nora.
After all, Queenie had already gotten on in age, so even though she wanted to please Queenie, she had nothing in common to talk to her about.
But little did she expect that woman to be just as difficult as her godmother.
Yes, that’s right. Even though the Queen had found out through her investigations that Nora’s mother and Queenie were sworn sisters, what Queenie told outsiders was that Nora was her goddaughter.
With that, she was announcing Nora’s identity to the public.
The Queen thought back to that banquet. While she was talking to Nora, Nora had fallen asleep…
Yes, that’s right, she had fallen asleep.
Was it because the things she was saying were too boring? The Queen had been awfully embarrassed at that time. Even though Queenie subsequently explained that Nora had a weak constitution and needed a lot of sleep, the Queen hadn’t believed her.
That reason was simply too perfunctory.
Besides, the wild and untamed aura around Nora had already put her, someone in a position of power, off from the start.
Of course, these were all things that the Queen could tolerate.
The one thing that she couldn’t, however, was that… she had married Justin Hunt!
Out of the many men the Queen had seen, she was only impossibly infatuated with Justin. But due to her status, a relationship was impossible between her and Justin.
Even so, she had hoped that Justin would never be close to any woman. After all, he was such an outstanding man. There were only a few in this world who would be worthy of him.
Yet the woman living abroad just had to receive news that Nora had married Justin.
To make matters worse, the most hateful thing was that the articulate Cheryl Smith had turned out to be Justin’s daughter!
Justin must have accepted her only for the sake of the child!
After all, Nora didn’t have any talents. All she had accomplished was finding a good godmother!
When she thought of this, the Queen suddenly wasn’t angry anymore.
Yes, what was there to be so calculative about with a useless woman who thought only of sleeping?
Besides, how could a capable person like Black Cat possibly be Nora? It wasn’t like she was short of money, she must be sleeping at home at the moment!
When she thought of this, the Queen revealed a touch of a graceful smile and said, “I’m very curious about Black Cat. Let her protect me at close proximity!”
She nodded to the person behind her.
The bodyguard beside her immediately said, “Yes, Your Majesty. Then let’s have her join your motorcycle fleet!”
The Queen agreed to the suggestion. The bodyguard, however, looked at the Swiss personnel and said, “Have her remove her mask before she joins us.”