I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 31
Chapter 31: Heilon (Unedited)
The reply from Abel quickly arrived. Of course, there was one condition attached.
[After your work is done, take a look around the Heilon mansion and check it for me.]
The ‘Heilon mansion’ mentioned in this letter referred to the mansion owned by the Heilon family in the capital city. It was a place that Abel would go to once every few years, so he asked me to visit the house to check if things were going well.
‘It’s not as difficult as I thought.’
In honesty, I expected that if I asked Abel for something, I had to grant him one request.
‘I’m glad you didn’t make me call you father.’
It wasn’t that I hated Abel. However, whenever I imagined myself calling Abel ‘father’ every time I saw him, I felt it was ridiculous.
‘I kept changing the original plot…”
The Abel I created was strict and cold, and he was the male protagonist’s important assistant. Yet, suddenly that kind of person asked me to become his adopted daughter. Considering that Fiona and Abel had a perfect antagonistic relationship in the original story, this was more destructive than the change of the plot.
I let out a little sigh. After this was over, I really wanted to rest.
Now, we were really getting closer to the start of the original story, where Abel and Sigren returned to the capital. Shortly before that happened, Sigren succeeded in killing the cursed dragon that ruled the northern monsters, when he was back in the capital he was praised as a hero. The imperial family could not completely ignore public opinion in the capital city, and they had to protect their face, so they recognized Sigren as the official prince. Then, the next thing that would happen was Yunice’s turn to appear.
To be honest, I really wanted to see Eunice a bit, but… Sigren’s behavior was a bit weird and made me worry. In these past five years, I had done everything I could do for him out of guilt. However, it seemed that the child I’ve been taking care of grew up to be more stubborn than I thought and quite dependent on me. It was not that I disliked it—nor did I love it—but he was the male protagonist, and there were a lot of problems he had to solve alone, yet he was that dependent. And I was very concerned about the future development.
I patted my shoulder and lamented. This was why parenting was so hard. Children didn’t seem to grow up the way their parents wanted.
The weakness of Green family in my hand right now became my way to shake off my worries about Sigren. Because this thing needed to be addressed right now.
At present, there was an internal crisis in Green family. Objectively, the Green family had a lot of wealth. However, the path to building their fortune was highly problematic. They had their hand on the drug business.
Everything related to drugs was illegal in this country. If someone was involved in this kind of business, all of the property accumulated from this illegal activity would be confiscated by the state. In addition, the people who would get the punishment would not only be the ones who were directly involved, those of the same surname were included. If I made a mistake, I could be punished as well.
It would be nice if it were to end simply with the property being confiscated. However, the fact screamed differently, and the possibility I would also be punished seemed to be quite high. Therefore, this card had to be carefully taken out and used.
Also, it seemed that the people running this illegal business in this family were only the head of family, Count Green, and the first son, Caindel. The Countess and Jen didn’t know.
Speaking of Jen, he was a problem too. Suddenly, he said he wanted to be the head of the household, it was surprised me a bit. I was wondering what was happening. Now I knew.
This brother has gotten into gambling and lost a lot of money. He was in dire need of money to pay his debt but his pride was so high that he had been struggling alone. Now that suddenly, his father collapsed, naturally, he wanted to take over the family’s property and make a plan to pay off his debt.
Thinking of this problematic family, I yawned leisurely. This family was like a Jenga. A game of stacking towers with rectangular wooden blocks, and taking turns removing the blocks one by one. It was probably a game that didn’t exist in this world. Anyway, my point was, like the game, this family was a dangerous situation that would collapse immediately except for one block if I didn’t do it carefully. This family was surprisingly unstable, despite the smooth appearance they liked to show.
“Should I take the block and destroy the tower?” I patted my cheek.
Of course, if it were in the game, the person who knocked down the tower while taking out the block lost. But in reality, it was different. I wanted to destroy it. So, what was the best way to tear down this family without harming me?
On the surface, it seemed that Caindel, who was terrified of losing his heir position, was more cornered, but it was actually not. The one who felt more urgent was Jen, who was chased by gambling debts. Jen wanted to take over the family inheritance right away as he would be a great danger if he didn’t pay off his debts.
It would be better to shake the more cornered side first.
As I holding Abel’s letter, I created a light flame in my hand. Slowly. The letter burned black.