Thank you for the kofi, Puppynado85! (3/24) done
T/W: mentions of bulimia
“I have no idea what you’re worried about. Are you afraid the Cardinal might steal the princess and run away to Romagna? It doesn’t make sense no matter how much you think about it.”
He was right. Honestly, Ivan also had no idea exactly what Izek was worried about.
If he wanted to ask his colleagues to act as a nanny, he had to at least explain the reason, so that they could follow, right?
It was unreasonable to ask him without explaining.
“I don’t know, f*ck. You should ask yourself. Did anything else happen? Galar?”
“He was a bit suspicious.”
“Are you talking about the Valentino cardinal”?
“No, the one pretending to be a monk. I’ve never seen a beast so powerful.”
Everyone stopped what they were doing in unison and stared at the terrifying aspect of a beast to Galar himself.
He scratched his hair.
“Can’t believe me?”
“…I believe, I believe. Will you be able to recognize him if you see him again?”
“I haven’t seen his face, but I think I’ll recognize him with my gut. Anyway, my lady looked quite happy… wouldn’t she be offended if she found out what we’re doing?”
“I’ll tell Izek to take care of that. Oh sh*t. It’s so hot.”
Perhaps because he was in the midst of an excited crowd, he felt like he was sweating profusely.
As soon as Ivan habitually took out his handkerchief, Camu, who had been staring at him without saying a word, suddenly growled.
“What’s that handkerchief?”
“You got it from a girl. Who did you get that from when you didn’t even participate?”
Ivan quietly turned his eyes and glanced toward the auditorium where the audience was sitting.
To be exact, he looked toward the lazily-fanning lady.
The sight of her silver hair fluttering was also vivid from here.
“It’s just… It’s from Leah. That small thing is quite skilled…”
“What the hell, you jerk! You got it from the princess!”
“Huh? What are you talking about? What are you talking about?!”
“Then, why did you act so fickle looking at the princess?”
“When did I do that?”
“Wow, look at this b*stard, pretending to be blackhearted towards the princess. No wonder he was so obedient to Izek! You traitor!”
“It’s not like that, you crazy f*ckers!”
* * *
In contrast to my mood, it was a very clear day.
Of course, it was fortunate for me to pray for my husband’s good health, but I was grumpy for no reason in the useless bright sunlight.
Why did it feel like the weather was teasing me?
“Aren’t you cold?”
I glanced back at Cesare asking in a friendly manner.
Sitting in black robes, holding the Bible in one hand and the rosary in the other, he looked reverent and attractive.
The blue-eyed gaze at me was also perfectly friendly.
My situation of having to sit next to him casually throughout the match made me feel endlessly sad.
“No, I’m fine.”
“If you’re uncomfortable here, you can tell me right away.”
I sat down laughing. And I was sure this was not the only reason I’m uncomfortable. Anyway, back to trash.
“What’s there to be uncomfortable about? I’m a little worried that someone will nitpick because it’s against the rules.”
“There’s nothing to blame if my brother-in-law is in the audience. Rather, wouldn’t this side seem to be cheering more enthusiastically?”
It was quite ironic in that the way we were sitting side by side was exactly as it was in the original.
Anyway, considering that even his father didn’t say much about the arrangement, it wasn’t a problem.
However, regardless of whether my husband and I became one or not, I only smiled bitterly at the thought that everyone did not regard me as a member of Omerta.
I didn’t expect it from the beginning…
“Brother-in-law is coming out.”
There was a loud noise.
It was such a tremendous roar that both ears rang in an instant.
While the players in various armour drove their horses in an orderly manner and approached the stands, all kinds of cheers and jeers poured out.
Yes, I remember this part, too. A short time before the supervisors blessing prayer began.
This was the time when handkerchiefs were blessed by relatives and prayers for victory flew around.
“Based on the momentum, the final victor seems to have already been decided.”
I swallowed dry saliva from the sound of Cesare’s chatter and looked at Izek, who was approaching right in front of the balcony seat where we sat.
I didn’t know he’d come straight to me like this.….
“Thank you for the blessing.”
My husband, who responded, caught my eye.
Silver hair colored in the sun glistened like blonde, and red jade-like eyes sparkled brightly. He was dazzling.
Even the black armour that I was familiar with now glittered so much that I couldn’t even see.
I hurriedly searched the inside of the cape and took out my handkerchief.
Handkerchief embroidered by me for today.
I didn’t know what to make this time, so I thought about it long.
When I bowed forward to hand over a handkerchief, my thighs ached.
My husband, who was watching me smiling with patience, quickly received the handkerchief.
Then, he looked into it and grinned.
“You should’ve given me this yesterday.”
“But everyone is giving now…”
“So it feels like you’re reluctantly giving it because of them.”
When I shouted angrily, Izek made a cheeky laugh and did something incredible next.
He stretched out his arms and grabbed my foot.
To be exact, he held my heel slightly with his palm and kissed the top of my foot.
It was not something that the world renown Duke Omerta would do.
If someone was watching us, they would probably be so confused that something was wrong with his brain.
However, unlike me, who had been frozen at the first touch, my husband spoke refreshingly with a shameless face.
“Thank you, wife.”
Would I call this feeling relief? I was worried that he might have been offended because I quickly left after saying goodbye yesterday.
I’m glad you look cheerful.
“Don’t get hurt.”
I wanted to say something better, but these were the only words that came out at best.
I knew he would win safely anyway.
Instead of answering, Izek laughed one last time and turned his head around.
Then, he ran straight to the king’s side without giving a look to the audience.
I smiled at his appearance.
“Does he do that often?”
“Does he do what he did just now often?”
At that moment, I didn’t know what to answer, so I just stared at his side.
Cesare was still looking forward with a pleasant smile.
However, his eyes turned dark in the meantime, causing goosebumps.
Why do you have so many complaints?
The players left again after colourful handkerchiefs flew from all sides, along with enthusiastic cheers and ridicule.
Soon after, Cesare and other members raised themselves from their seats. As soon as the fair pledge and blessing prayer began, a noisy area reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum quickly became a territory of solemnity.
I stared at the scene of a transparent membrane with a very light blue color that surrounds the stadium like a glass dome.
It was to prevent the monsters from rushing toward the auditorium.
There was no reason why only cardinals were needed to maintain such a great sacred shield until the end of the game.
I wonder what the standard of divinity in the world was.
I would understand if it was magic, but it seemed to have nothing to do with the character or indulgence of priests.
Whatever it was, I hoped this terrible festival ended quickly.
I secretly prayed and chanted after others.
Part 6: After the music box is broken.
“The North seems to dominate this year’s final victory.”
“We don’t know yet, didn’t Rembrandt take the honour of the last game?”
“At that time, Duke Omerta was missing. Looking at it today, his momentum was enormous. What will it be….”
“Ah him. But wasn’t Dorias pretty good? I wasn’t looking forward to it, but I was honestly surprised.”
Passing by the people who were chatting happily, I carefully entered the bathroom.
There happened to be no one in the luxurious bathroom, which was all black marble.
A group of kids came out of there a while ago.
I’m so tired.
It was not that hard to vomit secretly, but I felt glad to welcome the pain of vomiting, perhaps because the number of vomiting had become less recently.
Crap, I felt even more weird because what I ate was cheese.
After throwing up the wine and cheese patte I had earlier, I cleaned up and stood in front of the mirror.
The sponge next to the mirror smelled of terrible perfume.
As soon as I took a mint candy out of the pocket, put it in my mouth, and arranged my hair, someone pushed the bathroom door.
I should say hello casually, but maybe because of our recent relationship or because I did something I was guilty of, my mouth was awkwardly stiff.
It was the same with Ellenia.
At first I thought she was going to go back.
However, Ellenia seemed to hesitate for a while holding the doorknob. She soon closed the door and walked next to me to look in the mirror.
There was an awkward silence as she opened the blue silk pouch and pulled out her rouge tin.
Haa, I hate this atmosphere. It’s so sad. Just when I thought we barely got to know each other.….
“Was the match worth watching?”
“What? Oh, yes…. Now I know why it’s so famous. I was really nervous though.”