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“Please teach me next time.”
“What did you do with your feet? Like those moves…”
“I’m actually going on a trip to Romagna this winter, and I’m afraid I’ll be humiliated. It isn’t wrong to say that the Southern nobles are graceful.”
On one side of the banquet hall, where beautifully decorated women gathered, stood young women of my age and middle-aged married ladies.
Although Freya’s presence was making me nervous, unlike what I had been worried about, the atmosphere was quite calm and cozy.
“I was more surprised to see Lord Izek dance than that. He’s never done that before.”
“Right, I guess this is why men change after they get married.”
“It depends on the person. Everyone says so, but why hasn’t my husband changed?”
A burst of laughter rang out at someone’s lamenting comment. Suddenly, the atmosphere soared.
Ugh, that’s how I feel too, though.
Was it just me who kept noticing Andymion’s head from over there?
“I don’t want to say this, but when you two appeared earlier, my heart was pounding so much that it almost exploded.”
“Me, too, I was already very excited seeing him and Sir Ivan, but he acted amazing and… and showed such a wild appearance……!”
You’re popular, hubby. They call you wild even though you were more or less naked.
Had it not been for his asceticism, he would have been my first groom.
Since they considered him as cute, should I join as his fan?
“Actually, I thought I was going to die as well. You don’t know how nervous I was– almost made a mistake.”
“As expected, right? Be honest, my lady was very excited too, yes?”
“Oh, of course… ”
“Oh my goodness!”
Hubby, I think I’m going to set up your fan club today.
The fan club leader will be me, heh.
“Ah, my lady, Cardinal Valentino is coming to this festival, right?”
“Can you introduce us as well? It just so happens that my cousin…….”
Why did the topic change just when it was going well? I’d forgotten how popular he was.
Not the Cesare, ladies! He was a perverted psycho in the guise of a handsome man!
“The Southern accent is quite fresh. Your husband doesn’t seem to like it much though, or am I thinking too much?”
There was always a person who blew up a good atmosphere.
For example, consolacion Youngae or consolacion Youngae.
You’re persistent, too. I grinned at Consolacion Young-ae, who pretended to be worried, her gray eyes glowing in derision.
“I’m a little immature.”
“…I thought Romagna would be more strict in that, compared to the North, but you have a freer spirit than expected.”
“Not really. If my brother comes, I’ll probably get scolded a lot. Haa, I’ve already been scolded a lot. I guess I deserve to be scolded.”
Consolacion Young-ae’s eyes, which looked at me angrily, were irritating and annoying.
I know, I understand. So don’t talk to me. You’re the only one I’m tired of picking a fight with, it’s like arguing with a child who has a flower bed in his head.
No matter how hard she poked me, I wouldn’t change my role.
Especially after Freya’s incident.
“Oh, really? Will you get in trouble?”
“Of course. I don’t know why I did it. I was so angry over nothing.….”
“Your husband must have been worried. He had been searching all day. I’m telling you, the whole Elendale was in search.”
“Thank you all. I’ll never bother you all like that again.”
Someone patted me on the top of the head. It was my beautiful sister-in-law.
Ellenia seemed surprised that she had touched my hair, but she quickly returned to her original cold expression.
What, are you proud of me for reflecting on myself?
“By the way, Lady Furiana, you look especially bad today, are you okay?”
“I even danced. Of course, I’m okay.”
“It doesn’t make sense that you would be absent from the Omerta banquet. Oh gosh, just who did did such a sin? We need to catch the criminal soon…”
“I don’t think we should talk about it here.”
A brief silence fell when Freya glanced at me and said calmly.
It was only for a short time, but there was a stillness with a strange tension.
You don’t have to act like that, looking at me out of nowhere. If you believe I was the criminal, along with running away… Are you also considering the possibility that I or my family are the culprits?
Even so, I couldn’t blame Freya, the victim of the incident, but damn it.
I’d rather be innocent.
I was not in the mood of pretending.
“Yes, let’s not talk about bad things. It must be uncomfortable for you…….”
“I’m sorry. I didn’t think too much.”
My mind, which had been relaxed, got worked up again.
I’d considered it several times.
It was possible that Freya was really out of her mind at the horse riding party.
Maybe because I had been through so many of those things that I’d developed a sense of victimization, which is why I thought she was behind it.
Because I was a twisted human being.
Even so, since no one believed me and I couldn’t trust anyone either, it was better to be careful than being foolishly trusted and betrayed.
I was someone that deceived everyone to live anyway.
However, the problem was that I did not know the truth behind what Freya had gone through.
I lifted my eyes and glanced at Ellenia standing next to me.
If something similar happened again, it was clear how Ellenia and Izek would act.
Both of them were being a bit soft on me these days, but I didn’t know how long it would last, and now that I knew the power I had, they would easily understand that I wasn’t as naive as I seemed.
Oh god, what was this situation?
I got impatient.
I didn’t know what my current husband wanted from me. Whether the feelings he felt for me was interest, compassion, or something else.
At least, he did not kill Popo and Griffin, and was being considerate in many ways, so it was not hopeless at all. I should build up trust first.
It was not time to relax, I needed to block the possibility of a break-up, and then think about what to do next.
I will take him down tonight!
With such determination burning, I left the room under the pretext of going to the bathroom.
When I said I’d go to the bathroom, Ellenia gave me a strange look.
I really did not plan to throw up this time.
There just happened to be no toilet on the balcony back then.
As I was approaching the mirror, I felt the tension that had been burning in my stomach, cool down.
Ah, Rudbeckia, she’s so beautiful. I mean, I know she’s a Villainess. That too from the Borgian family. But why does she look like a bright princess who knows nothing?
Of course, it would be quite attractive to do evil things with this look, but that wasn’t what I wanted.
I forgot that other people’s tastes might be different because I heard so many compliments in Romagna.
Or did my husband just not want to quit asceticism?
Was that why he kept acting like a rock? All his life, he had seen mature, alluring beauties like Ellenia and Freya, and he just didn’t feel any attraction… No!
In my previous life, I had a complex because of my Asian appearance compared to people around me, but I didn’t expect to feel a similar problem here.
A wheel-like reincarnation in many ways. I wish I had grown taller.
Nevertheless, I fixed my messy hair and straightened my clothes.
It’s okay, let’s not lose hope. Well, I’m more mature now. I’m sure I’ll take him over tonight!
“…It looks like it, doesn’t it?”
A moment later I’d left the bathroom with a firm determination to find my husband and seduce him.
The sound of whispering at the entrance stopped as soon as I approached.
“They had an official banquet, escorts, and even danced. It’s obvious to anyone. However, there is a possibility that Romagna might have pressured him.….”
“Yes, well, how much of a fuss must he have made about her beloved daughter running away from home without adjusting? But is the Duke the one who would fall for that kind of pressure?”
“I don’t know, maybe she cried, begged, with her two hands and feet up. How bold of her to run away without knowing Elendale’s geography.”
“What kind of nonsense does she spout? Like a fox. Just at that time…”
“Hah, the first person the Duke ran to when he found out about the magic stone was Lady Furiana…”
“Yes, I saw it then. He pushed his wife and hugged her. Isn’t that surreal?”
“Then, his real love is more likely to be Lady Furiana. I heard they haven’t had their first night yet.
“There was no one who didn’t know that marriage would end soon. Wouldn’t you know as soon as you looked at them? The Duke won’t be swayed unnecessarily.”
“Haaa, I feel sorry for Lady Furiana. If the Duke hadn’t…”
“Lady Furiana was treated like a princess, too. It was so nice of him to take care of her like that.….”
“When she ran away from home, the vigilante guild members found her. No, they were about to sell her.….”
“Right? Honestly, how did that happen? She looks innocent, but the rumours are so chaotic.”