I Become The Wife of The Male Lead - Chapter 47
Chapter 47: The beginning of the change (unedited)
The time when the plot began has come. Now, Sigren and Fiona were at the age when the original story started. The first part was when the imperial palace ball was held at the end of the month-long flower festival. It was where a large number of nobles from the capital attended.
“That ‘illegitimate child’ appears today, right?”
“Shh.. be careful. There are rumors that His Majesty would appoint him as the official prince.”
Of course, the biggest topic of discussion at this period of time was the existence of a young man named ‘Sigren’ who suddenly appeared.
“Isn’t it rare for an illegitimate child to be officially appointed as a prince? What’s more, with the current emperor’s personality….”
“But he’s the first person who succeeded in subduing the dragon.”
The nobles gathered in twos and threes, talking about him. The noble girls who came to the ball with their parents were also no exception. They had half anticipation and half concern about the emergence of a new prince.
“I heard he is a very handsom man.”
“Oh my.. I also heard he is a very mean and cruel person? Well.. it’s plausible he is like that considering.. it’s been said that he’s been in northern Heilon.”
“Heilon you said… isn’t it a very dangerous territory?”
“The dangerous territory is not the problem here. I heard because the place is full of monsters, even the locals are also violent.”
The distance between the capital and Heilon was far. As a result, a lot of information was also uncertain. Naturally, rumors about Heilon were circulating in the capital.
“Ah.. I’ve also heard a rumor that there is a strong but very cruel magician living there… when he’s angry, a strom rages…”
“I think I’ve heard that too.. Oh my gosh.. I should hope that the new prince is someone who could speak well like a human.”
The most common ideas of Heilon among the capital aristocrats were ‘barbarous’ and ‘always sinister’.
However, it was of course all prejudice.
Heilon was a place where adventurers, mercenaries, and merchants actively interacted. It used to be a barren land but now it was a place where the wealth accumulated the most. The businesses were doing so well.
Still, not many people saw these facts. Among the nobles, only those with brains could see and rate Heilon rather high. Although, at the same time, they watched Abel’s moves very closely.
“Lady Pricilla, what do you think?”
At that time, Livyia, who had a bored expression on her face listening to the girls’ conversation, raised her gaze. As soon as her red lips opened up, her soft voice rang out. “Well, it’s something you have to decide after seeing what happened, isn’t it?
Livyia was the only daughter of Duke Priscilla. It was no exaggeration to say that she was the woman with the greatest power among noble girls.
“Notwithstanding, there is another rumor that also made a commotion in the noble circle, and it was a big as the news of illegitimate child became the official prince. I heard a daughter of a low-ranking noble is recently proved to be a saint.”
Livyia spread out her splendid fan studded with jewels, then she pretended to be yawning with a bored expression. “The noise is so loud that it gave a headache.”
The girls around her looked at each other and quickly responded.
“Is, is that so? That’s what i thought too!”
“That’s right. I agree with Lady Priscilla.”
At the moment, the commotion around them suddenly quieted down. The girls looked around with puzzled faces at the sudden change in the atmosphere in the ballroom.
“It seemed that young man is the rumored illegitimate son”
“The rumors that the Duke Abel Heilon support him seemed to be true.”
Apparently, the main character of the rumor had entered. And the noble girls who had been talking about him until now all shut their mouths when they saw Sigren’s face.
Livya looked at the place where the people’s eyes were focused with uninterested eyes. Then, when she saw Sigren entering, a faint smirk began to appear on her face.
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‘Oh my.. does she really make eye contact with me?”
After I entered the hall, I felt someone’s gaze at me. I looked around and then found a beautiful woman with reddish-brown hair with similar eye colors looking at me from the direction where the noble girls gather. Her faint coy smile was very impressive. Straight away, I knew her. That was Livya Priscilla.
I couldn’t believe I was seeing the villain first before I met the heroine.
Livya’s position in the novel was the character that people called a villain. She had high self-esteem and the pride of her lineage was quite high, which made her become someone who basically if she decided to get something, she would do whatever it takes to get her desire. That also applied to Sigren. She became interested in Sigren the moment she saw him. So for her, Eunice who was getting closer to Sigren, disrupted her way. Later on, she quit after everything she did, didn’t work for her plan. She was, in other words, a very common type of character.
I kinda felt a little sympathetic to her. I was now in a position similar to her. A villain. Thinking about this, I wanted to give her some advice on how to find a good person other than SIgren.
“Sigren, you sinful man…”
“What are you talking about out of the blue?”
I shook my head lightly after hearing Abel’s question next to me. “It’s nothing.”