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Angelique dashed into the castle as they landed. Meanwhile the maids screamed at the sight of the dragon.
“Frederick! Where is Oto-sama?!”
“Thank goodness he’s made it over the critical stage. He’s in stable condition now according to the doctor.”
“Are you certain?!”
“Yes,” Frederick said, his face tired.
Relieved, she sank to her knees and squatted on the thick carpet.
Serge, who had come running in after her, said, “It’s going to be okay.” and helped her to her feet.
Then Frederick inquired, suspiciously.
“Um… Ojo-sama, how did you arrive so quickly?”
“I sat atop a flying dragon.”
“I’m sorry… A dragon?”
Unfortunately, Lasse went right back to Bourg right away so she couldn’t show him to Frederick.
“May I speak with Oto-sama?”
“The doctor is in the room. Please ask him directly.”
“I will. Frederick, please get some rest. I’ll call you if I have any questions.”
She then went to her father’s private room with Serge.
Marlene and Francine are also present, sitting in front of the bedroom.
When they saw Serge, their eyes flashed and their cheeks blushed.
The maids who were waiting by the wall were also glancing at Angelique’s husband.
After all, he has a handsome face.
She didn’t seem to mind and was looking at the bedroom with a solemn expression.
Judging by the looks of his sisters and the maids, she was relieved to hear that he passed through the difficult phase. The doctor’s permission is granted, and she enters the room quietly.
She only saw my father’s face as he slept, and went back to her detached palace, which was to be her temporary home.
The next day, the doctor gave her the permission to talk to him for a few minutes.
“It’s a pleasure to finally meet you.”
When her father extended his right hand, he was still lying on the bed.
“How is Angelique doing?”
“Yes. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. She is doing well for the people, based on what she learned from the Duke.”
Lord Colgard smiled contentedly.
He was concerned about Angelique’s health and inquired as to how she had arrived. He didn’t seem to understand when she told him she had come with the dragon.
“I was careless; I pushed you too hard; I apologize.”
“No, did you catch the criminal, Oto-sama?”
“Yes. He should be locked up in Aguillon prison right now.”
Her father claimed it was a robbery, but Angelique was skeptical as she nodded.
The story was, when he got off the carriage, he was stabbed, according to the doctor. He was stabbed deeply in the side, lost a lot of blood, and went unconscious for a while.
He said he was able to recover thanks to his own physical strength.
“How can a robber stab someone so easily?”
“I think he was after Oto-sama’s life from the very beginning.”
“What makes you think that?”
“Because Oto-sama wouldn’t have been as badly hurt even if he had been caught off guard.”
Nobles who constantly wear jewelry like swords, cufflinks, and rings are easy targets for robbers. Her father has learned some self-defense techniques and believes it is foolish not to take precautions if you know you will be targeted.
He has trained himself so that even if he is surprised and his bag or walking stick is stolen, he will move his body on his own to avoid serious injury the moment he believes he is about to be stabbed.
Angelique, Marlene, and Francine have also received this type of training, which is typically not given to females. That’s how meticulous her father is.
“I can’t believe a simple thief could stab Oto-sama with such force and inadvertently inflict a life-threatening blow on him.”
“I need to see the criminal.”
“What do you mean you’re going to see him?”
“Inquire of him who sent him.”
“What did you say?”
Angelique’s father looked up from his bed, surprised.
“The person who did it was most likely a professional.”
Her father also said that Frederick was with him.
Frederick, who was usually at the castle, happened to be sitting in the carriage at the bank that day. He goes on to say that if it had just been him, he would have gotten away.
“Thank you. Let us make certain that Frederick receives his special reward for this… a great reward for great achievement.”
Angelique’s brain was gradually returning to normal function after the relief of knowing her father was alive.
What had previously been a hazy outline began to take shape.
Someone else is the true perpetrator.
She promised herself that she would find out who it was.
‘I swear… I’m not going to let you get away with it…’
Angelique was furious this time.
She becomes more calm than usual when she is enraged. On the surface, she appears to be the same, but deep within her belly, she is aflame with rage.
Those who have witnessed the terror of an angry Angelique will never be able to show their faces in her presence again.
If you happen to run into her on the street, you’ll be frozen in place, unable to move and sweating profusely.
It is a terrible thing that you will never forget.
What if you make her angry when she is rarely angry?
A person who is filled with kindness and compassion can also be cruel.
This is because such a person understands what lies deep within the human heart.
The true perpetrator’s demise is approaching.
There is no way out now.