Thanks to Puppynado85 for the kofi! (31/32) done
“What? What do you mean?”
“I’m relieved that even if you leave here and marry someone else, you’ll be as happy as you are now.”
“I’m happiest right now. I don’t have to leave here.”
During a short silence, her dark purple eyes stared at my innocent raised eyes.
It wasn’t long before she smiled and turned away.
“I’m always confused whether you really don’t understand or pretend.”
It was good that she was confused. No, I didn’t want her to get confused, but be sure of this.
“Do you have anything against me, my lady?”
“Iz is the king’s beloved nephew and an outstanding knight who inherited both of Britannia’s most noble blood. If anything happens, you’re more likely to be the queen of Britannia than Romagna’s little princess. I’m sure you understand this.”
The sunlight that penetrated the glass ceiling made her platinum hair gleam.
On the other hand, the place where I stood was shaded.
“If so, the future of the North will depend on who his spouse is. Will the North lose its old glory forever, suffering from the interference of the fallen priests, or will it rise with them stifling their own self-interest and make this a warm and safe land? What do those people know about this land? Even you think it’s just an interesting playground with bizzare monsters, don’t you?
Make the North great again! Was she talking about something like this?
She was really excited today.
If this was not a plan, I think she took some wrong medicine.
I didn’t expect her to say this to me.
With my eyes wide open, I remained still.
Perhaps it was the reaction she wanted, but Freya’s mouth relaxed as she looked at me again.
“It’s probably hard for you to understand what I’m saying. I’m not exactly asking for your understanding.…I’m just telling you in advance that I don’t want to incur the resentment of an innocent woman like you. Who knows if you’ll complain later that I didn’t give you any warning?”
“First love is scary. And you’re a lovely woman without a plan. A pretty dancing doll in the music box for Izek. For a man like Iz, this combination may cloud his judgement and confuse his rationality. Even if it’s only for a short time.”
You mean that Izek’s type of women are stupid idiots?
More than that, even Freya was the first love of many men, and if the first love was this great, every man in the world would have been as pure a frost wolf.
Of course, I was aware that my husband’s recent move was very unadjustable, and that it had changed in earnest since the night he finally built a castle with me. I also knew that it could change at any time.
It would be weird if I didn’t know.
Cesare’s father sometimes acted like he would pick the stars for me.
My family from my past life…….
What was the difference?
I knew, I always knew. Even though I knew… Damn it, it was unpleasant to hear her say it.
I gently closed my open mouth and smiled slowly. To look as innocent as possible.
“Why would I complain? But the more I see you, the more I think you know more about my husband.”
“Oh, did I offend you?”
“No, of course not! I’m just saying this out of curiosity. Iz has never talked about you.”
Her mouth became slightly stiff, the smile frozen on her face.
As the purple eyes, which had glistened leisurely, subsided calmly, something came to my mind.
A woman born and raised carefully never loses her composure.
“I’m afraid you might regard me as a lover. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not interested in such childish emotional play. The same goes for Iz. We’ve shared so much in common since we were young. One of them is affection for the North. Even if he’s into a little entertainment right now, it’s not enough to trade us all.”
All right, you’re right. If you want to give me a sense of deprivation as an outsider, this was a lot of work.
I was sick and tired of this body already.
We stared at each other for a moment.
I suddenly felt strange.
Freya was like a famous female student who was featured as a model for Teen magazine in my previous life, to be very objective.
With a reputable family, a good family, good friends, perfect appearance and overflowing talent, she was so different from me. The type of person who you didn’t even dare to feel jealous of, because they seemed to belong to a completely different world.
A person who cannot even imagine oppression, solitude, discrimination, violence, etc. and will never allow such a thing to happen to themselves.
Even though nothing compared to me, even though I was a different kind of person, when such a person somehow crossed paths with me and showed a little bit of their true colour while staring at me…
Should I say it was an honour?
“Isn’t everyone dear to those who have been together for a long time since they were young? I’m sure you know that.”
So to conclude by putting together all the warnings Freya issued out of the blue, Freya’s goal seemed to be the queen’s position in Britannia.
Together, as the king’s partner, the queen, she would make the North great again.
I didn’t know what that had to do with messing me up.
I knew the fact that I was a member of the fallen Papal family was one of the reasons why she hated me, but it was the same for most people.
She shouldn’t have acted so childishly.
She didn’t have to be this noble.
If she had just left me alone, I’d be out of her way when she wanted me to.
“I understand everything you’re saying…….”
“Of course, it’s hard to understand.”
“Yes, but I don’t think it makes sense.”
“What do you mean it doesn’t make sense?”
“At first, you said you were relieved that I was happy with anyone anywhere, even if I wasn’t with Iz. But why are you suddenly saying scary things like warning or lover? I don’t know exactly what you’re worried about.”
I also didn’t have to say this.
Perhaps without having met the Duke in the morning, I would have been a little less direct.
I may not have been tempted to take off the noble mask of someone I had never recognized or understood in my life.
I felt suffocated inside.
There was no way to know what made me feel like this, so I felt even more suppressed.
So instead of showing this off, I smiled broadly. But Freya didn’t laugh.
Her smile had completely faded away, and her gaze was chilly.
Of course, her voice was still relaxed and soft.
“I’m telling you……what if you’re so bright and bold?”
So she just told me I was stupid and daring. Well, she definitely ate the wrong medicine today.
“Why are you so…”
“Oh, I see. That’s right. It wasn’t just Iz whom you moved around these days. Ellen tells me you’re becoming close to her too. It was a little surprising, Ellen is the same as me when it comes to hating pretty idiots who have no will or thoughts. But my lady, overconfidence goes too far and comes back with a knife. I should take this opportunity to let you know in advance.”
I was going to pretend to listen to what great wisdom of life she was going to give me, but our ambitious woman surprisingly didn’t say much more.
Instead, she moved forward.
Blonde hair, enticing make-up, blue lace dress, was ruined by the tea.
The teacup fell on the grass and rolled about.
Have you ever seen a woman pouring tea on herself?
I certainly hadn’t seen it before.
I had seen a naughty little boy with mayonnaise over himself before, though.
Freya rose straight up like that, gracefully passed out of the maze, leaving me lost.
At the same time, voices that had left the place rang.
“How careless were you to drop your hairpin? Mother gave it to you that too….”
“So noisy! My lady will hear you.”
“What? What else have you been dropping… Lady Furiana?”
“Frey? Oh lord, what is going on here?”
The hairpin in my hand felt prickly.
Sir Ivan and Leah had come back.
God, you really hate me, don’t you? I have a sense of shame, too!
“Lady Furiana, what happened?”
“How did you become like this?”
“It’s not a big deal, just…….”
Who was being childish? Damn it, this was definitely a very childish way to have revenge.
I dug my own grave, I did. I’ll just shut up and listen.
I swallowed bitter tears of remorse, grabbed the hairpin and came out of the bushes.
As soon as that happened, all eyes naturally turned to me.
Sir Ivan, Ellenia, all the other tea party guests, and a miserable Freya.
Freya turned her back, covering her face with a handkerchief, as if she was avoiding me. Then, she said with a sigh, “I think my lady misunderstood me a little. It wasn’t a big deal, so please calm down…….”
“What? My Lady did this to you…?”
“Oh my god.….”
I didn’t want to mention what kind of expressions came to mind in unison with those wide-open eyes.
Suddenly, the disturbance that happened on the day of St. Agnes’ birthday crossed my mind.
A buzz rang in my ears like a swarm of bees.
I suddenly felt like throwing up.
Ellenia, who was staring at Freya’s trembling shoulders, looked at me again.
Her large red eyes seemed very scary today.
“Ruby, what is going on here?”
Ah, this? Hahaha, how would everyone react if I said Freya was the one who poured the tea on herself?
The servants weren’t there. This was a place where one couldn’t even see us properly, and even if the servants saw the whole scene…