I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 27
Chapter 27: Heilon
It took several months to finish some tasks before leaving Heilon, and the day had come. The luggage I packed was simple considering I lived here for 5 years. It was because I was not someone who possessed many things, nor do I have an obsession with the things I have. So I just gave out or threw out what I considered unnecessary. Therefore, I didn’t have many things to take.
Since having an argument with Sigren, I had been somewhat awkward with SIgren. There were many people who saw me off when I was going to leave, but he was not one of them. Even Abel gave a comment as he approached me.
“There is no Sigren.”
“He was very upset after I told him I’m leaving.”
“Did he say anything else?”
“He said he’d follow me.”
“That’s just like him.” Abel grinned widely which made me nervous.
Then, Abel took a letter out of his inside pocket and handed it to me.
“What is this?”
“This is a letter of introduction. Use it when you want to stay at Heilon mansion in the capital.”
I nodded my head calmly. In addition to having a castle in the northern territory, Heilon had a separate family-owned mansion in the capital.
“The big bonus for the last one.”
Abel then responded gently, “I don’t know if it will be the last or not.”
What a scary word.
So instead of responded his words, I just quietly took the letter and put it in my luggage.
“Thank you for everything.”
“Okay.” Abel’s answer was as clear as always.
As soon as I got on the carriage, the door closed. The wheels began to roll slowly as I could hear the horse neighing. When I met Abel’s eyes, I gently waved my hand. He looked at me for a moment and then said something as I saw his mouth moving.
Unfortunately, I understood the meaning at once and sat quietly in a chair. If I didn’t see it wrong, what Abel said…
‘Fiona, we’ll meet again.’
It was that. I blinked as I watched the scenery passing by more and more quickly as the carriage gained speed.
I didn’t know why everyone said similar things when I said I wanted to go to have a rest.
Recently inside the house of Count Green was very noisy.
“As the eldest son, It is natural for me to be the head of this family, and it should be me who decides the issue of inheritance.”
“Brother, tell me, which law in this country that stated only the firstborn who could be the head of the family unconditionally! There. is. none! In addition, we are Green family, a mage family! The only natural thing that happened is the one who could be the head of the family is the most talented magician among us!”
The head of the house, Count Green, collapsed without warning. Even more so, the healers had told them to prepare because it was unlikely he would ever be conscious. Because of that, since the Count collapsed even before he could write a formal will of inheritance, the siblings of course made a fuss over the property issues.
“Are you saying that now you’re better at magic than me?” Caindel glared at his youngest brother, Jen.
“Isn’t that obvious? If you said that you could use magic, isn’t it only at the level of making fire the size of a bonfire?!” Jen stared at Caindel without hesitation.
Caindel gritted his teeth and glared fiercely at Jen. Those words were like pouring salt on his wound. His lack of talent as a mage was his only inferiority complex. He was born as the eldest son of a long-established mage family, but his talent for magic was terrible.
“How dare you speak like that to me, your older brother, without knowing my struggles! Get out of this house right now!”
“Why do I have to leave this house?! The one who has to leave is you, brother, because it was you who tarnished the Green Family. A. Magician. Family!!” Jen didn’t even blink an eye at Caindel’s shouting.
Caindel stared at Jen with his sharp eyes, he could not reply Jen’s words as what Jen’s said had some truth though he didn’t want to accept it. Between the three of them, he, Jane, and Jen—Jen had the best talent for magic.
Jane, the second child, was out of the picture for inheriting the position of the head of their family since she was married. However, his youngest brother, Jen, was a headache. If Jen whose magic skill was superior to his own was able to create a good enough public opinion in the society, then he, Caindel, the eldest son, might really be kicked out of his successor position.
‘If only he were not exist…’
The Countess came into the drawing room where the brothers were fighting.
“I can’t believe you brothers are fighting over this kind of thing. Did you know there has been a rumor about this family because of your fight? And people constantly talk about us! I’m extremely ashamed.”
“Mother, looked at what Jen did to me, give him some words!”
Jen didn’t give up and fought back.
“Isn’t what I did better than watching an incompetence older brother greedily wants to eat up the whole thing by himself?”
At the Countess’ words, Caindell bit his mouth.
“I can’t keep my eyes open anymore seeing brothers fighting so frivolously. Inheritance issues will be handled by me. You, brothers, shouldn’t argue about the inheritance of his family anymore.”
“Even mother has no right to do that,” Jen replied to her.
“Mother must have thought we wouldn’t have noticed that you have a lover.” Caindel gave a scornful smile, “In fact, we also knew that mother has been giving a lot of money to that blue-eyed kid lately. I apologized, but we definitely could not leave the inheritance issue to mother, if we were to hand it to you, who knows, maybe this family fortune would be given to that person.”
The Countess, whose face was blushed because of anger, cried in a hoarse voice.
“How could you talk to your mother who gave birth to you like this!”
“Don’t be so angry. We don’t care what kind of young man our mother meets, but if such a rumor spreads to society, I’m worried that my noble mother will be hurt.”
The Countess quietly glared at both of her sons.
‘Impudent kids. Threatening this mother who raised them…’
Then, suddenly the sound of knocking on the closed drawing room door rang.
“What’s going on?”
The servant was frightened by the screaming of the Countess, so they spoke in caution.
“Ma.. Madam, my lord, a guest has arrived, and I think you should check it out.”
“Who the hell is it?”
“That… lady Fiona Green, who left for Heilon five years ago, is back.”
At the servant’s words, the three people in the drawing room looked at each other with questionable faces.
“I can’t believe it. She’s still alive?”
“It must be fake. It doesn’t make sense a thirteen year old girl is still alive on the northern battlefield. She doesn’t even know who to use basic magic.”
All three remembered about Fiona. The illegitimate child Count Green brought. The child they locked up in the attic because of how useless she was for them. However, when the imperial order came to them to send one of the members of the family to the north, that was when they found the use of that child. Thus, they united and pushed her so they could cast loose from the imperial order.
Of course, none of them felt guilty about it.
“Get rid of her right away. It’s a fake, no matter —”
Before the Countess’ words finished fell, the door of the drawing room swung open, and a voice as smooth as silk resounded.
“That’s too much.”
There was a girl in her late teens with wavy silver hair coming in, ignoring the servant restraining her.
“I just came back like this.”
She came slowly and spoke her words.
“I received your letter well.”
Of course, it was a sarcastic intention since the letter was sent to ask her deatch certification.
“But, rather than giving you my death certificate, I like to show my face in person—nope, I think you would like it more like this. Am I right?”
Fiona looked through the three hardened people. She then clapped lightly as if to evoke the frozen atmosphere.
“Since this cute youngest member is back after a long time, I’m sure you’ll welcome me, right?”
She smiled brightly. Her lips which seemed unusually red because of her extremely white skin smiled deeper and deeper.
“I’m glad my family hasn’t changed.”
She then added, with one more gentle tone.