I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 107
Chapter 107: Boom and Bust (1) [unedited]
Fiona watched Sigren fight.
‘You deserve to be confident.’
It was a foolish act to worry even a little.
The operation didn’t seem to have any significant problems. However, it was hard for Fiona to sit still no matter how injured she was while everyone else was working hard. She looked around trying to find something to do. Most of the knights were fighting, and Arrendt’s men held up people well.
A middle-aged man squawked at Leander.
“Hey, do you know who I am? If you keep doing like this, you, knights would surely regret it!”
Leander had a very annoyed face. He was about to join the fight but suddenly a man stopped him.
Fiona knew the Knights of Heilon were not good at dealing with people. So she limped towards them.
The quacking middle-aged man, Cruz, turned his head. He was surprised a pretty and slander woman was approaching him.
Leander pushed Cruz away and quickly supported Fiona.
Fiona looked at the middle-aged man. She always tried to be polite, even when the opponent’s identity had not been identified.
“I’m in charge.”
Cruz’s eyes lit up when he knew the woman who looked like a well-bred noble lady was in charge.
‘If I do our best, I could overcome this crisis!’
“Uh-hum, it seems like I’ve finally found someone I could talk to. Beautiful Miss, if you treat me this way, you will surely regret it later.”
Leander grabbed the handle of his sword. He was contemplating whether he should cut down this man who was rudely disrespectful to her ladyship right now.
Fiona winked at Leander, restraining him.
Cruz thought he could scare Fiona after seeing her naive reaction.
“I’m letting you know. There are very scary people behind me.”
“Who are they?” Fiona asked with a look of interest.
Arrendt, who has been giving orders to his men, silently approached behind that man’s back.
“It’s not just one or two people! Do you know how many high-ranking people are sponsoring this arena!” Cruz spitted out with high enthusiasm, feeling that his words were working.
Fiona smiled seeing that man.
‘It’s a common excuse for stupid bad guys, ‘you know who am i?’ haha’
“Baron Darren and Count O’hell!”
“And.. Count Isaac….”
Next to that man, Arrendt nodded his head.
“They are our suspects.”
Arrendt made a list of Count O’hell’s fines. He smiled happily. Thanks to this man, the treasury would avoid a deficit this year.
Fiona smiled awkwardly.
‘He’s going to rob it all.’
Arrend was a good tax collector. He would give a huge amount of fines to the nobles who have committed illegal acts and brought disgrace to the empire.
“Also! Also! There is someone who is so noble that I dare not speak of him!”
Fiona pretended not to know.
“Who is that?”
“He is a very noble person that I can’t even put the name in my mouth. I’m sure you’ll regret it, too.”
“Well, what do you want me to do?”
“You just let me go. I’ll make it all work for you.”
It was a moment where Fiona tried not to laugh out loud.
“—LET GO OF ME! DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!”
A shout was heard in a distance.
Fiona turned her head. It was a new man brought in by the knights. Because of the mask, he was presumed to be a young man.
The knight who had brought the young man, Kane Erez, opened his mouth with a puzzled expression.
“Here’s…. There is one more. I found him inside the stadium.”
The knights around Fiona sighed deeply. Everyone seemed to have guessed the identity of this quacking young man, even when he has a mask on.
‘Oh well, there’s no way they have no idea.’
Fiona looked at the man. “Who are you then? I don’t know you because you’re wearing a mask.”
The young man went ballistic.
“Ha! Naturally, I am this empire’s…”
For a moment, the young man stopped. He seemed to be able to guess what happen if he revealed his identity.
“You, you don’t have to know!”
“Then, you’re just a rude criminal.”
Leander quickly pressed the young man’s shoulder at her command.
The other knights gasped and sighed.
‘As expected, you-only-live-once Abel’s men.’
So what of it? Fiona did everything according to the law. She raided an illegal gambling ground, and she brought an unidentified criminal to his knees where he was caught. There was nothing illegal in their conduct anyway.
“It looks like this side has ben roughly sorted out.”
Suddenly, Sigren, who had cleaned up all the monsters, approached. He frowned slightly as he saw Fiona standing up. Then he approached the young man who was trembling with contempt.
Leander consciously swapped place with Sigren.
The young man clenched his jaws so tightly seeing Sigren in a good shape.
“You, you monstrous illegitimate bastard… I’ll kill you!!”
“Do you know me, criminal?”
Hearing that word, the young man jumped up and ran to Sigren. No, to be exact, he attempted to.
Sigren stepped on the young man’s ankle and spoke in a monotonous tone.
“An identified criminal suddenly attack, can’t help but used some force.”
Fiona replied coldly. “It’s just self-defense.”
“Ah, yes, self-defense. My Lady is always wise.”
Sigren lowered his upper body and looked at the young man closely.
“Let’s see the face of an identified criminal who dared try to attack this prince.”
Sigren then took off the young man’s mask.
At the same time, sighs were heard from the knights. Even if they knew, it was disturbing when they saw that face with their own two eyes.
Sigren looked down at his opponent’s face and smirked,
“Hey, I have no idea. Why are you here, brother?”
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The news that the crown prince was caught at the scene of a raid on an illegal gambling arena spread quickly. It was only natural because there were not only one or two witnesses in the first place. The scandal of the crown prince was everywhere, even not only the noble social circles knew about it.
When the emperor heard this news, he was in a rage.
“OH MY GOODNESS, ENOCH! WHAT! KIND OF! DISGRACE! THIS IS?!”
The emperor was not upset that his son had done something illegal.
“HOW DARE YOU DAMAGING THE HONOR OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY!”
It didn’t matter what his son did, as long as people didn’t openly notice it, whether it was playing with women, doing drugs, or that little gambling. But one thing for him was never to lower the face (pride) of the imperial family.
The current emperor placed great importance on his face and honor. Because of this, he has been anxious to prove that the imperial family was special. But suddenly, the crown prince had an accident, a big one of that. Even all nobles knew it. therefore, they couldn’t even handle it secretly.
Enoch trembled at the emperor’s wrath.
“Fa, Father! I have fallen into Sigren’s trap!”
“I DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT! YOU FUCKING IDIOT!”
No one could blame Sigren. Because in this case, he was simply an imperial member who crack down on an illegal gambling den. Rather, the nobles were praising him for successfully arresting those who were involved in the illegal arena and killing the monsters in the arena at once. He’s a hero.
What was funny was the sharply divided opinion of the crown prince and the prince Sigren. Enoch tarnished the imperial family, Sigren elevated it.
Because of this scandal, the emperor now have to really decide whose side he would take.
“I don’t even want to look at you. Stay out of the society for the time being, and keep low profile in your palace!”
The emperor was not originally a loving father. It was also natural to hear his wrath when someone made a mistake. But it was the first contempt and cold treatment Enoch received in his life.
Enoch looked away from his father’s back. At this moment, the social circles were talking about the crown prince’s ugliness. He couldn’t believe that he had become such a joke to people.
‘That bastard, I will kill you! I’ll kill you! Just wait!’
Enoch ground his teeth and vowed his revenge.