I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 35
Chapter 35: Heilon (2) (Unedited)
I immediately raised my hand and slapped her on the cheek.
With the sound of hitting the flesh, the countess momentarily lost balance and collapsed.
“Hukk..” May breathed with her mouth covered, shocked.
“Ma, Madam, are you okay?”
At my sudden action, the Countess stared at me with her lips trembling.
“Ho, How dare you do this to me!”
The Countess’ finely painted red lipstick was smeared.
I looked down at her with a rather cold gaze.
“When I think about it again, I want to hit you at least once.”
That way, I would be able to leave without regrets and felt refreshed. Or later, I might kick my blanket every night and tear it down.
Then, I continued to talk by putting my finger up one by one.
“Caindel was banished for nothing, Jen is going to chased by his debt for the rest of his life. So, wouldn’t it be fair if madam also got one hit from me?”
“What kind of nonsense is this? It seems this lowly bloodline had loose her mind. Who… whoever, catch this crazy bitch! Lock her up! Quickly!”
Because her hoarse cry rang through the mansion, the maids rushed to see what was going on. Subsequently, people in black and white clothes appeared. Everyone had a funny expression on their face. Indeed, seeing the countess sitting down with swollen cheeks and me warming up my wrist in front of her was… A sight to behold.
“What are you looking at! Hurry up!”
At the Countess’ sharp orders, several servants hurriedly approached.
“Don’t even try to come close.” I stared at them coldly. In my mind, if they ignored my warning, I was willing to set their collar on fire. Then, it would be a real mess.
In a frozen atmosphere, someone shouted.
A woman rushed up through the gaps of the gathered maids. She was the chief maid of the Green Mansion.
“Ma….Madam. It’s big trouble.”
“Can’t you see this situation? Right now—” The Countess frowned and exclaimed nervously.
However, it seemed that the chief maid, Jang, was also reluctant to listen to the Countess’ orders.
“There are Imperial Palace’s soldiers in front of the mansion. They said it’s imperial order!”
Hearing those words, I stopped what I was going to do. Imperial Palace move was faster than I thought. I thought it would take a few more days.
The Countess, who was turning her head in embarrassment, made eye contact with me. No, to be precise, me who was laughing unintentionally. She then pointed her finger at me and shouted.
“It is you! It’s your doing!”
“That’s right Ma’am”
I graciously acknowledge it, patter her on her shoulder as if comforting.
“Do you know that father and eldest brother have been working on the drug business? So I reported it to the imperial palace.”
The Countess’ face turned white when she understood the meaning of my words.
Then in a relaxed tone, I continued, “Maybe Madam do not know,.. But…. when the assets accumulated through illegal business are confirmed, all of them are returned to the national treasury.”
“Don’t lie! Even if that happens, you wuld be punished too!” The CCountess cried out with her fist clenched.
I smiled at her and took the paper out of the envelope. This was the document confirming that I had already been expelled from the family. The final confirmation process ended with Jen putting a family seal on it.
“I’m no longer part of this family. My rights are gone, so is my responsibility.”
“I can’t believe it”. The Countess stared at me as if she were going to kill me and shouted, “You’re avengeng me who are kindly raised you all this time!”
In anger, she waved her hand to slap me on the cheek. Which, of course, I easily avoided. So eventually, the Countess screamed and fell down by herself. The brooch, which had been finely hanging on her chest, bounced off the floor.
She cried like the poorest victim in the world.
“How can she..defame the family she was born in? Even a beast can’t do..”
I looked at her expressionless.
“Actually. I was just going to let it go. Because I thought, I might have some responsibility to some extent, and feel guilty.”
I’ve hesitated to do this because I didn’t want to waste my emotions, and also I thought about Fiona. She was in this position because of me to some extent. If I were able to meet the original Fiona, apologizing to her was the first thing I would do.
I picked up the expensive brooch that had a blue jewel.
“But when I thought about it again, I did not find a single human decency in this house five years ago. Even from you people.”
I dropped the brooch and her hand and smiled softly.
“Now, cherish this. From now on, aren’t we not going to see each other in the future?”
Then there was the sound of heavy footsteps. It was the sound of soldiers flocking downstairs. The soldier at the front began to read the document in his hand.
“There was a report that Count Green had engaged in illegal business. Therefore, according to imperial order, all of the family properties would be frozen from this time on, and the owner would should faithfully engage in the future investigations….”
The Finance department was working very hard.
Come to think of it… there was one character in that department…
I walked through the soldiers’ gap with an unpleasant thought.
Jen and Countess, as they grasped the situation, they were desperately denying reality and trying to run away. But obviously, they were caught.
Of course, it wasn’t my concern.
The two of them, which had already been completed, put their heads down.
And I now pondered on what to do next.