I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 32
Chapter 32: Heilon (Unedited)
Abel had written particular facts about Jen’s gambling debt.
Heilon Duchy was not just hunting monsters, but there was a lot of business doing this and that, and since Abel was on top of their game, it was easy for him to buy the news about Jen’s gambling debt. Even more so, he took over the case and gave me the authority to style this case. He did it long before I asked him to tell me the weakness of the count.
What a terrifying foresight. I made a promise to myself again to not turn Abel into an enemy.
I looked at the door in front of me and opened it without knocking. As I went in, Jen looked at me with a confused expression.
“What do you come here for?”
Despite the reaction, I maintained my expression.
“Third older brother, I came here to tell you something about the issue of the family’s successor.”
Jen’s one eyebrow went up. He then responded with a wary tone. “Problem about successors? You don’t have the authority to meddle in it.”
“Yes, of course. How can I interfere with such serious matters? I just wanted t give you an opinion that… it would be good if it’s you that take over the title of Count.”
Then Jen asked with a questionable tone. “What are you talking about all of a sudden?”
I opened my mouth with a sad expression on my face. “The Green family is a mage family. I think it is right for the best mage in this family to take inherit the title, rather than the first son to inherit it.
Then I continued slowly. “but, until now, Eldest brother, Caindel had assumed the position of successor as if it were natural because he was the eldest son. Don’t you think it’s unfair?”
When I said it in a sincere tone, Jen’s expression loosened a little.
“Of course, I think so,” Jen muttered as if he was a little angry. “You’re right. The Green family is a historic mage family. It doesn’t make sense for him to take over the family because he was lucky to be born as the eldest son when he doesn’t have the right talent.”
I nodded slowly. “I think so too, third older brother. Even though I am half-blooded, I have my own love for my family. That is why I want to give you my opinion. I think third older brother, who is a great mage, should take over the family.”
Haha. Let’s emphasize the word ‘best’.
Jen seemed to be feeling better he opened his mouth with a relaxed expression.
“You are more intelligent than I thought.”
I laughed a little. “It’s an honor to hear that.”
“But there are a lot of problems right now. You don’t know, but things don’t go easily. After all, the eldest brother has been in the position of the successor for a long time.”Jone spoke in a tone as if trying to teach me.
It seemed that Jen thought I was just a girl who had just become an adult without any knowledge and reality, so he just talked without realizing. This was a good thing. If he thought of me as a stupid and careless girl, I was very grateful. Everything would be easier.
At his words, I looked as hesitant and scared as I could.
“Yes, I think so too. But…. No, actually, I came here to discuss something I found about the eldest brother. I really don’t know what to do about this, so I think, because the third older brother has such a great talent, I want to consult this to older brother.”
Then I locked the door and closed the window. Like a girl who was really scared.
At the sudden change of my attitude, Jen made a serious face at the same time.
“What the thing you are talking about?”
I took a small pocket the size of three fingers from my arms and handed it to Jen.
“This.. Do you know what it is?”
Jen carefully opened the pocket and his eyes widened.
“This is a drug. Where the hell did you get this?”
I shrugged my shoulders and said cautiously. “Actually, yesterday, a maid found it in the eldest brothers’ room. Fortunately, I took it quickly when I saw it. I kept my mouth shut, but….”
“I just do not know what to do, I came to you, older brother. You are an excellent mage and know a lot of things, so I thought you would handle this better than me.”
I still muttered as if I were still in shock.
“Oh my god, the ledest brother, the heir to the family, is working on drugs…,” then I added naturally. “I wonder if big brother could take over the family.”
Jen also nodded at my reaction.
“It doesn’t make sense.”
So did you. You were a gambler yourself. I laughed at Jen inside. Still I continued to ac really shocked.
“It is because of this that iI thought older brother should take over the family.”
Jen muttered, clenching the pocket tightly in his hand.
“Yes, he doesn’n deserve it.”
During this time, I spit out a very sweet sword. “I’m very glad that there is someone like you, brother, in this family.”
Then Jen smiled contentedly and placed his hand on my shoulder.
“You found something very important Fiona. Thanks to you, things will work out. By the way, who is the maid who found the drug in eldest brother’s room?”
It was the flow I expected. Jen would take Caindel’s weakness with this and try to overthrow him from the successor position. But before I could tell him everything, I had something to say. So I opened my mouth carefully.
“I can tell you anything, but… before that, I have a request for you.”
“What is it?”
“If older brother inherits the family, please remove me from the family register.”
“What did you say?”