Chapter 677: Connecting by Marriage
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
A man having three wives and four concubines wasn’t counted as anything unusual in the eyes of gods.
Zeus had Hera as his main wife, but he still had many illegitimate children on the outside. Having a wife wasn’t considered as an obstruction for that.
As for Odin, he had Frigga but he also had many illegitimate children. How couldn’t Odin understand that Zeus intended to rope in Li Yunmu? But if Zeus could truly connect with Li Yunmu by marriage, that would also mean that from then on, Scandinavian God Council and Heavenly Gods Council would eternally remain on friendly terms.
This could be considered as extremely advantageous for Scandinavia!
Thereupon, Odin said with a smile, “I don’t have any objections regarding thou’s proposal. But I still must respect my goddess’ opinion.”
Zeus nodded and smiled. “Odin, you sound fair and reasonable. I was afraid that an old scoundrel like you wouldn’t agree! But in truth, this is good for both our countries.”
Upon hearing what Odin and Zeus were discussing, Brunhilda promptly stood up and furiously said, “I don’t agree! Even if you kill me, I won’t agree! Li Yunmu is my husband and no one can snatch him from me.”
Zeus’ complexion immediately changed and he coldly said, “Hmph, Odin, didn’t I give a good opportunity to make alliance with Heavenly Gods Council? Our greatest enemy right now is the Eight.
“They went back with a loss this time, but now they will focus their full attention on awakening their master god. If someday they truly awaken Lord Brahma, our both countries will be done for. If you aren’t willing to consent to this matter, we will return to being enemies!”
Zeus began to threaten, but Brunhilda was a stubborn woman. “If you will become hostile, then we will also become hostile. Don’t tell me that you think our Scandinavia will be afraid of you!”
Zeus grew anxious from Brunhilda’s unruly actions. He even trembled from head to toe.
“Shut your mouth!” Odin shouted out in an imposing manner. “Don’t be rude! Kneel down right now!”
Brunhilda promptly knelt down and said, “Father, I hope that you will consider it properly for my marriage and won’t let me sink to the level of a sacrificial pawn!”
Odin gave a meaningful glance to Frigga without saying anything., but how couldn’t she understand his meaning? He clearly wanted her to persuade his daughter to suffer a temporary grievance in exchange for eternal peace between the two countries.
Frigga went to Brunhilda’s side and supported her up with her hand. “Your father is thinking about the people of Scandinavia. You should understand it as a princess and don’t add to his burden.”
Brunhilda’s gaze was filled with fury, and she pointed a finger at Athena. “But she—”
“A man having three wives and four concubines is very ordinary. Daughter, you aren’t consolidating your position by doing this but rather destroying it.”
Upon hearing Frigga’s whispered words, Brunhilda was slightly startled and raised her head. She looked up at her mother with naivety evident in her gaze.
“Mother when you all allowed me to marry Li Yunmu, you didn’t tell me about this! You all had said that from then on, I would have someone to pamper, but I still haven’t properly pampered my husband, and you have already chosen a concubine for him! I don’t agree!”
Frigga sighed. “Daughter, don’t tell me that you really want the Scandinavian God Council and Heavenly Gods Council to stay enemies for eternity? Moreover remain eternally unable to awaken our master gods to lead our god clans?”
Frigga’s words caused Brunhilda to hesitate. She had chosen to marry Li Yunmu for Scandinavia, and now hearing the intentions of her parents, it seemed that they wanted her to submit for Scandinavia once again. She… suddenly didn’t know how to refute?
Athena was the goddess of wisdom, and she could see that Brunhilda was unable to accept her right then. She then went to Brunhilda’s side and said to Frigga, “Would it be possible to have a few words with elder sister?”
Frigga was slightly startled, but she retreated a few steps to give room for Athena.
Brunhilda coldly raised her head. “What do you want? To laugh at me? Are you happy now? My father and mother hope that I will agree to let my husband take you as a concubine! Are you feeling happy now?”
“Elder sister, this doesn’t have anything to do with being happy or not! We are all sacrificial pawns for the people of our respective countries. Actually, I understand your mental state, elder sister, because I have the same thoughts as you. But we don’t have the freedom to choose in many matters.
“For the imposing imperial power, for the common people, we as the princesses of our countries can only sacrifice ourselves without having the freedom to choose. This is our fate from the time we are born!”
Athena’s words moved Brunhilda. They touched her innermost feelings.
She sobbed twice, and her complexion slowly eased. “You… Do you truly think like this?”
Athena smiled at her. “There’s no reason for me to trick you, elder sister!”
Brunhilda pouted. “Then you really don’t like Li Yunmu very much and are doing it only for your country?”
Athena nodded. “Yes, elder sister! Hearing elder sister’s words, I think that elder sister has developed affection for Mister Li?”
Brunhilda’s face flushed red, and she crooned, “I am his principal wife, the first wife!”
Athena continued to agree with her. “This is only natural. From now on you will be the elder sister and I will be the younger sister. Together, we will take care of Mister Li.”
Upon seeing the two women accepting each other as sisters, both sides were relieved.
Zeus began to laugh heartily. “Odin, your daughter is quite reasonable!”
“But compared to thou’s daughter, my daughter is still a little inferior.”
“Since this matter has already been settled, shall we ask Li Yunmu to come over for his opinion on our arrangement? So as to avoid undue trouble from long delay,” Zeus said with a smile.
“He is injured, sorry for the inconvenience!” Odin replied with some awkwardness.
“I don’t have any problem with it. I have heard your conversation regarding the arrangements!”
Seeing Li Yunmu’s frail appearance, Brunhilda and Athena were immediately concerned.
The reason why Li Yunmu consented was because of the system. After all, it also had an opinion about his marriage.
[I think that you should agree with this matter. I don’t care whom you love in your heart or whether you like both, but you should agree to their proposal. It would be tantamount to having a left and a right arm in the Origin World. Your two father-in-laws would be the leaders of two of the top powers in the Origin World. With such backing, the unification of the Origin World would only be a matter of time, wouldn’t it?]