Krimhilda learnt by Sofia has calmed down only when has pulled out from lips of Tita Justina a sacred princely oath; on that
also have left.
In the evening of the same day the first minister had difficult conversation with the daughter.
Highly experienced prince Tit and blamed before narbonnskie inventions of Sofia, now, having got acquainted with
Krimhildoj, it stayed in perfect confidence that the further cooperation with it will not finish Sofia to good. Sofia at heart
recognising correctness of the father, nevertheless insisted on restoration of Krimhildy on narbonnskom a throne. Business, of
course, was not in Krimhilde, not in a duty of the imperial government to return an obstinate colony under Divine Victor's
protection and at all in fear to pass in a pious society "turncoats from justice business" - business was that acute Sofia has
seen in returning of Krimhildy unique possibility to combine sharp political necessity with a precipitate princely oath of Krunu,
that oath in articulo mortis58, an oath to "spare" children of the noble friend and its country...
Tit Justin, certainly, knew nothing about a sacred oath of the daughter, and its unexpected irrational obstinacy has amazed
and has revolted him. In anger the father has told daughters many unpleasant words. Moreover, for the first time in recent
years he has tried to get rid of its guardianship. It was expressed, in particular, in the requirement to Sofia to leave the
government and, at least for a while, to leave Temisiju.
Anger and threats of fathers are good for fainthearted children. Strong spirit only become hardened and become stronger in
own correctness. Tit Justin has forgotten for any instants that in the young years Sofia already possesses in the politician of a
quick lioness and resourcefulness of a snake - it has reminded it. It has reminded the father of doubtful affairs which he
feared even to recollect, and the first minister has suddenly realised that no bewitched political enemies can brag of such
impressive file on it, as own daughter... More comprehension of this sad fact, than unambiguous hints of Sofia, has broken
last resistance of prince Tita.
He looked at the favourite daughter, the only heir of glory mighty justinovskogo sorts which he has made that whom it
became, and thought that more is not imperious on it to influence, is not free to stop it and to protect from falsities of an artful
Veil... He was not sixty years old still, but that heavy evening, those minutes revelations he felt itself(himself) as the very old
man. She too has understood it and has reversed.
Late! That evening Sofia Justina has kept and has increased the control over the father, but the invisible thread of related
understanding connecting them, has been torn definitively off.
In aspiration to stop pogibelnyj as he believed, flight of the favourite daughter prince Tit has resorted to a last resort. He
has declared that tomorrow will resign. And as under the law the first minister can be only subject the Empires, reached age
of thirty years, Sofia in its full twenty seven cannot replace the father in Small Kvirinale. Let even ominous Kornely Martsellin
becomes the first minister, if only not it...
The father has again underestimated the daughter. It appears, it is ready and to such turn of events. The senators
fascinated it, no less than plebeian delegates whom it has intimidated or has tamed the files, will arrange obstruction to any
other candidate. So pass two about a year, and all this time it, Sofia Justina, will supervise over the government on special
reskriptu Consistories; somewhere in ancient laws it has found the named possibility...