Thank you for the kofi, Cheng! (2/3) done
“That’s not true. There’s no reason to hate Sir Ivan or you.”
“But… Did my brother bother you again?”
“He didn’t bother me…”
“Then did the marquis bully you again?”
“Long time no see, Lady Rudbeckia.”
Oh, I was caught in the end.
I took a deep breath and turned my head.
Flamboyant soft clothing, fresh chestnut hair, and black eyes like the night sea.
I didn’t think he was much different from the last time I saw him.
“Long time no see, Alphonso. I didn’t expect to see you here.”
“Does that mean you’re happy to see me?”
“Are you here to attend the match?”
“Oh, no. Never mind. A knight under my command is scheduled to attend, but the number of participants is so prominent that I don’t have many expectations.”
Adding jokingly, he looked at Leah and smiled.
Leah was shy, mumbling something similar to a greeting, and ran toward her nanny.
“My lady is still the same.”
“You ran away from me then, too.”
You heard about me running away from him? Is there a mousehole I can hide in?
“You didn’t even give me a chance to say goodbye.”
“At that time, I…”
“Of course I understand. You couldn’t help it.”
How can I greet a man who has fallen into ridicule because of me?
All I can say is I’m sorry.
But at that time, I couldn’t even say it freely. Just like I couldn’t even enter the scene.
“Alphonso, what happened back then…”
“No. It’s okay, my lady. It’s all over. Now I’m getting used to being made fun of.”
Are you being sarcastic?
I carefully raised my eyes and looked at Alphonso’s expression.
A friendly smile same as the one in my memory.
As if there was no resentment left, it was a smile that was forgiveness itself.
I couldn’t believe he was the same man who helped our family collapse in the original.
It was natural that the attention from all sides was focused on this side as the two of us stood side by side.
What a ridiculous combination was this?
However, Alphonso didn’t seem to care much about others watching with excitement.
“I’m afraid you’re still worried, but I actually got engaged a while ago.”
I had already roughly known, but I opened my eyes wide pretending to be surprised.
“Of course, there are still people who tease me. I think the men would have teased me anyway.”
“It’s a relief that you met a good person…”
“It really is a relief. I’m so glad you seem to be like that, too. If I were a more courageous man, I would have caught that luck.”
I’m getting more and more confused.
Why is he saying this? What is he up to?
“It wasn’t something to blame you for. I was young back then…….”
“It’s something to blame. As long as I shared my pledge, I had to take responsibility until the end, but I guess I was no different from a criminal. It’s a shame.”
“It’s just… I’m ashamed, but I wanted to check with my own eyes. How are you?”
Did you mean that you wanted to make sure that I was eating well and doing well even after giving you that shame?
So you don’t have qualms about destroying me later?
On the one hand, suspicions arose, but his gaze felt so sincere that it became a little confusing.
It’s better to play around like with Osorel earlier.
“I’m fine, as you can see…”
“Romania’s entourage has arrived!”
The atmosphere of the banquet hall, which was excited to the fullest, became solemn as if someone had poured cold water in an instant. And I suddenly became sad.
Ah, what kind of skit was this?
My old fiancé, who had been turned into an international eunuch thanks to my family, my monstrous psycho brother, and my terrifying husband, were all gathered in one place.
Save me, someone.
“It must be suffocating among the scent of males.”
Alphonso murmured in a low tone as if it were meaningful.
You’re a male too, what are you talking about?
Speaking like a real eunuch.
“Male… What do you mean?”
“Someone like me would give you a kind of pressure to run away quickly.”
He who explained the same very seriously, smiled at me.
I didn’t think I could understand.
From the main gate of the magnificent banquet hall to the seat where the king sat, it was indeed a rare scene to see people split into both sides like the Red Sea in an instant.
The reason why the Romanian Cardinals, who entered under the strict escort of the Britannia’s Welcome Team, looking reverent and sacred, were full of untimely tension and pressure was probably due to the two leading men.
My brother and husband.
Except for King Feanol in the upper seat and Duke Omerta standing next to him, both men and women of all ages in the banquet hall were spellbound and could not take their eyes off the two.
In an instant, my breath seemed to have stopped.
The dark blue eyes twinkling with the devil’s energy gave off a gloomy and lonely charisma.
It was the first time in months that I saw him.
His last appearance I remember was in a Samir outfit, a combination of black and purple.
Today, he was dressed the same as what he wore on my 18th birthday.
A cape with black fur decorations and a navy blue satin overcoat made his copper skin stand out.
Dark blue hair was neatly swept back, and sapphire-decorated crosses, necklaces, and rings sparkled like heavenly light every time they walked.
Really devilish beauty, but in my eyes, this was nothing short of the devil’s return.
Crap, they were really the final bosses.
And my husband. To be honest, I thought Izek would be dressed in black armor again today.
Or the black uniform that I saw the other day.
However, Izek, who moved his long legs forward, was dressed so neatly that he looked like another person.
It wasn’t his paladin uniform, but an event uniform.
Instead of a blue cape, a white fur cape was worn on his shoulder over a silver uniform, gold thread patterns, rubies and diamond brooches harmonized with the statue-like tall body to create artistic charisma.
Seeing the two who had similar personality and beauty stand side by side, I got chills in my spine.
It was like a combination of a black leopard and a snow leopard.
The rest of us were just poor predators.
Even my father-in-law and the king would appear like toothless lions.
“The Holy Father of Romagna blesses King Feanol of Britannia.”
“Thank you to the Holy Father. You all worked hard and came a long way.”
The upper seat next to the king, who greeted calmly, was empty.
The queen was always there to greet foreign delegations, but no matter how much the king loved her, he didn’t let her greet the cardinal of Romagna. It seems that he would not show the queen, who was from Muhee, a pagan country.
Well, it was better to rule out the possibility of being caught even if it’s trivial.
“I heard that some of you suffered from seasickness, so I’ve been waiting for you in advance.:
“I’m grateful for your hospitality, but I wasn’t seasick.”
A low laugh erupted among the cardinals.
Of course. What do you mean seasickness? They probably had a hangover.
King Feanol looked at people like he had no idea what was funny, but he nevertheless nodded gracefully.
“I’m glad it wasn’t much.”
“Thank you again for your hospitality. By the way, it’s my first time seeing you in person, Duke Omerta.”
“Welcome, Lord. I’m sorry that the welcoming squad is small.”
“It’s fine. It was a relief that a small group welcomed me.”
I didn’t know why it felt so unrealistic to see Cesare and my father-in-law greeting each other.
An escape from reality?
He was being extremely polite.….
“Then let’s talk about the details gradually and I hope everyone enjoys the banquet to their heart’s content.”
The cluttered order of silence, which was encroaching on the banquet hall, was lifted as a signal that the king lightly clapped his palms.
The murmur of conversation, the sound of music played by court musicians, and the sound of clowns and magicians performing tricks spread.
“Then, see you again.”
My old fiance who greeted me, quietly ran away.
He went away gracefully.
The ones approaching through the Red Sea of people made it feel as if they were cutting through the crowd.
I looked up for a moment.
“Day of Judgement” covered the huge dome ceiling. Will my name be in the book of life?
Before I could even look right at them, they caught sight of me.
It was worth seeing the shape of two pairs of different eyes opening equally wide.
I smiled as happily as I could, grabbed the skirt slightly, and bowed down.
“I thought I was going to be late.”
I felt Izek staring at me.
I didn’t know what he was so absorbed in that he just looked as if he got nailed in.
I knew I looked pretty today, but ahem. They were all new things he gave me.
Cesare, who was glancing at me with a gaze different from my husband, soon smiled slowly, releasing his solemn expression.
It was a bright smile that seemed infinitely friendly and beautiful to others.
“Oh, my. What’s with that formal greeting?”
“Come here. Give your brother who had a rough sea journey a hug.”
And there was of course, no one who could be more friendly than my brother with a slightly open arm.
The women of Elendale, who had no idea of the psycho’s true colours, were blushing, throwing their mesmerized eyes this way.