“Killian? What are you doing there?”
The air shook lightly.
“What’s going on?”
Killian, who was lost in thought looking down at the moon-soaked garden from the balcony, smiled faintly as he saw Lize approaching, as if he had been cut out of moonlight.
Is it because you fought Cliff during the day?”
“Did I fight Cliff? Me?”
“Cliff… So, while talking about the estate inspection…”
Lize hesitated and couldn’t speak any more.
Only then did Killian remember Cliff provoking him during the day.
“Ah, that’s nothing.”
“Then, what is it for?”
Killian met Lize’s eyes, who were looking at him with concern.
In the past, he liked the way Lize looked at him, so he sometimes deliberately pretended to be serious in front of Lize’s eyes.
Although he liked Lize’s gaze, which only looked at him even now, he didn’t do stupid things to deliberately make Lize worry.
Right now, from that afternoon tea time, he kept thinking about ‘that woman’, and there was nothing to worry about.
“There are things that are a little annoying.”
“You are suffering alone again.
Tell me I don’t know if it’s something I can help with.”
“It’s not even worth your attention.”
He smiled, but the clever Lize quickly noticed something.
“If… Is it about Edith?”
Killian let out a long sigh in response.
“Why Edith? Do you still hate Edith that much?”
“She keeps annoying me.”
“You care that much? Edith didn’t even mention Killian…”
A wrinkle formed between Killian’s forehead.
“Did she not talk about me at all?”
I’ve never heard of Edith talking about Killian, and the Duchess said she’d never heard of it either…”
He had a complicated expression.
He laughed because it was somehow absurd.
“Why? Is it because you want to talk to Edith?”
“Who want to talk with such a woman!”
The snake’s offspring.
Right now, she was just lying flat on the floor waiting for everyone to relax.
And when the time comes, she was definitely a woman who would bare her fangs.
He didn’t want to even meet her face, let alone talk to such a woman.
“And… Do you hurt me like this?”
“I am a human too.”
But he didn’t know why the words she said kept coming to mind.
‘Could you have been hurt by something like that?’
They both knew that it was an arranged marriage anyway.
She had something to gain, so she was the bold woman who stepped into the Ludwig duchy all alone, knowing that she would be ignored and suspected.
She couldn’t have been hurt that such a woman had barely heard a few harsh words.
‘Yeah, I must have acted like I was hurt to get stabbed.’
Wasn’t she the woman who fearlessly stood up to even Cliff Ludwig?
‘But why did you take my side there?’
Even if everyone knew that he loved Lize, he couldn’t openly say that in front of his recently married bride.
Even more so if the bride was trying to catch the pod of this side.
That’s why he was angry with Cliff for trying to tell her how he felt about Lize.
But really unexpectedly, wasn’t the woman who just said she was hurt by him shooting at Cliff instead of him?
I am not a woman who is easily swayed.”
As Edith snorted, she didn’t seem to care about the slightest criticism.
He seemed more angry at his partner for her rudeness than he was, and her response was haughty in her own way.
‘Honestly, I feel cold… no no.
Why am I thinking this?’
Killian shook her head as if to remove Edith’s winking look from him.
Then he quickly changed the topic.
You said you ordered a new dress the other day? My mother likes to dress you in new clothes.”
“Oh, there are so many dresses… I’m so sorry for the Duchess every time…”
“What do you have to be sorry for? It’s my mother’s hobby.
She said from long ago that there was no fun in raising us.
Now that you’re here, she at least has someone to be with.”
The Duchess, who raised only two blunt sons, always envied a family with daughters.
Her husband and her sons were all knights, so sometimes she was all alone when they were late for training. The Duchess used to be brighter than before after she brought in Lize, who was severely abused for being an illegitimate daughter from the Count Sinclair.
It was thanks to Lize for treating her kindly like her own daughter.
“In that case, buying Edith’s dress would have made her happier…”
“Huh? What do you mean?”
Lize, who raised her eyebrows to her arms, let out a small sigh.
“Actually, it was Edith who asked to call the dressing room person that day.”
“I guess she decided to take away the Duke’s property as soon as she got married?”
Edith that day only had the dress she brought repaired.”
Killian was momentarily confused.
If the woman who was known for her extravagance had called the dressing room, he thought, of course she would have ordered several super-expensive dresses.
But Lize said that she, who was famous for never wearing a dress once worn, repaired her dress…?
“The Duchess suggested that since she called the dressing room, it would be a good idea for her to have the dress tailored, but Edith refused, saying that it was too much for her to wear all the dresses she brought.”
“Then… You mean my mother lost face in front of the people in the dressing room?”
“Oh, could it have been! It was only that the Duchess seemed a little disappointed.
Maybe she wanted to buy Edith something nice…”
Killian snorted as if it was ridiculous.
“There are many different ways to treat people without raising suspicion.
It must be someone’s daughter.”
“Edith probably didn’t mean that! She took such a hard look when it came to choosing dresses for the Duchess or for me!”
Lize tried to cover Edith, but the eyes of Killian were clear and fierce unlike before.
“She’s too impatient to entrust her dress to the dressing room, and it’s okay to entrust you and my mother’s dress, isn’t it? To be so arrogant…”
Killian gritted his teeth.
Then, he suddenly remembered that the clothes Edith was wearing today weren’t too intrusive.
He couldn’t remember what kind of dress it was, but she seemed to be barely revealing the woman’s inner flesh anyway, unlike that vulgar dress at her wedding.
‘She can’t be unaware if her inner body is exposed.
‘Cause she hates it more than any other woman does.’
His eyebrows furrowed whenever Edith shamelessly revealed her inner flesh.
Did she even know what kind of voice she hears among men?
“Do you think I cour lick Edith Rigelhoff from head to toe?”
“Ah, Edith! It’s good! With that soft-looking skin!”
“Is there any man who would be fine with her naked body in front of him? Ahaha!”
He seemed to hear the giggles of the vulgar men as much as he did in the past.
And suddenly, he remembered their wedding day, revealing her voluptuous breasts.
She went into the bathtub alone and… and the slender, pure white naked body… For some reason, his throat was parched, but Killian gulped down his saliva, quelling any urge to get up within her.
“Has she played a strange prank on you? Like choosing a bizarre dress…”
“No! My dress was chosen by the Duchess and Edith together.
Don’t hate Edith too much, Killian.”
“Rather than hating her, I’m just wary of her.”
Killian also reassured her by patting Lize on the shoulder, concerned that Edith was hated by her relatives because of her.
At the same time, in his heart, he was disgusted with Edith who looked down on the Ludwig family.
But on the other hand, he also felt that the noble atmosphere of her royal dressing room was not suited to her fancy taste.
‘I’ll have to ask her to find another dressing room that will satisfy her great taste.’
Of course, it was only for the sake of the face of Duke Ludwig.
She might be talking about the woman saying, ‘I couldn’t even ask her to come to her dressing room because she wasn’t up to par.’
* * *
Today, while thinking about the original work and adding and subtracting items to
In order to be grateful for what she had, she needed to know how to fully enjoy what she had.
‘So let’s try something extravagant!’
She had quite a bit of money in her hands.
When she got married, there was cash that the Rigelhoff family had given her as a dowry, in addition to jewels and artwork, but the Ludwig family did not accept it and gave it to her for pocket money.
The unit of currency in this world was ‘sena’, and the money she had was 5 million sena.
It was difficult to determine the exact exchange rate, but it seemed to be about 50 million won.
‘Fifty million won empty money! Where should I spend this money?’
It’s the first time she had had money like this.
To realize that this really was a fantasy world, in a place like this! But she didn’t know where to spend the money.
If a dress piles up, and there’s nowhere to go out wearing it, well.
Jewelry or accessories? No, no.
I don’t have anywhere to go out in a dress, so do I need jewelry or accessories?’
In Korea in the 21st century, there would have been many places to spend money, but it was difficult to find a place to spend money here.
Top cuisine came out whenever she wanted, the books she wanted to read were in the library in the house, she didn’t need dresses or jewelry, essential consumables were also purchased from the family at once on a semi-annual basis…
‘This is the first time I’ve ever been nervous because I have nowhere to spend money.’
She was shaking her legs unhappily when Anna came up to her and whispered.
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