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Marriage by Contract? No, It’s a Marriage of Convenience – A Countess Who Had Her Engagement Broken Off Lives Vigorously in the Northern Lands – Chapter 20

Chapter 20: One after another

“Okusama, we’ll take care of this.”

“It’s late at night, so please go to bed, Okusama.”

Saying that, Howard and Dorothy step forward to protect Liddellina.

The servants are commoners. They know how frightening a reckless noble with a sword can be. For the sake of their brave friends, Liddellina hides the trembling of her fingers so as not to show her agitation.

“Please bring their luggage to their rooms.”

When she called out, to her surprise, servants swarmed out as if they had been waiting.

Feeling the concern of everyone for Liddellina, her chest became hot. She must protect the territory and servants from them at all costs.

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The next morning, when she woke up, Dorothy was not there. She usually comes when Liddellina wakes up. With a bad premonition, she quickly finished getting dressed and headed for the office in a hurry.

Sure enough, she heard the commotion. The sound of a man’s angry voice echoed through the corridor on the second floor.

“Please stop!”

Howard shouts.

“Quiet! she won’t allow any more interference!”

“You, are you defying a noble?”

When Liddellina rushed into the office in a panic, it was a terrible sight. The drawers had been opened and the organized documents had been messed up and scattered. Howard and the other servants were desperately trying to stop the chaos caused by their relatives.

In the end, Sam drew his sword and threatened them.

“If you’re going to be in the way, I’ll cut you down.”

“What are you doing! Please stop!”

Liddellina is not used to such a commotion. She was so scared that she couldn’t help it, but she entered between Sam and the servants.

Believing that she couldn’t be cut down as a noble, she stepped forward even though she was afraid.

Protecting them is a matter of life and death. Finally, she understood the generous allowance given to her by Friedrich.

“Sam, stop it. she is, after all, the marquess for the time being, so it’s not good to hurt her.”

O’Neill clicks his tongue. Sam and Liddellina glare at each other for a while. Eventually, he sheathed his sword with a look of frustration.

“Don’t enter the office without her permission.”

“What did you say!”

“I have been entrusted by the master to stay here. I am now acting as the head of the household.”

Sam once again puts his hand on the hilt of his sword. He seems to have a short temper. Although she is terrified, if she screams and runs away, they will do as they please. Liddellina hides her fear and holds her head up proudly.

“Stop it, that woman can only act arrogant for now. Soon, Hannah, our daughter, will bring good news from the capital.”

O’Neill shows a cruel smile and takes Sam away with him. When they completely disappear, Liddellina’s knees start to shake and she can no longer stand.

The thought of yet more relatives made her dizzy.

“Okusama!”

Howard and Dorothy rush over immediately.

“I’m sorry. Okusama, we couldn’t protect you.”

Dorothy, who is always cheerful, says with regret. Then, she was shocked to see the arm that was supporting her body. The shirt was torn and the blood was flowing.

“Howard, you were cut!”

“It’s okay. It’s not a big deal.”

Howard tries to hide his arm in a fluster.

“Someone get treatment. And are there any other injured people?”

Actually, since last night, several people, including the gatekeeper, were injured. Sam waved his sword at the servants trying to stop him and entered the castle using his noble status as a shield.

Liddellina asked them to report everything to her one by one.

It is her job to protect them. She must stay alert.

Until now, the castle had been quiet and peaceful, but with the attack of the relatives, it became noisy and enveloped in tension, like a beehive that had been stirred up. Franny scolded the young maids if she took her eyes off them for a moment, and O’Neill and Sam drank until late at night.

Liddellina, feeling danger, kept the female servants away from them.

In addition, they often try to invade the office, so Liddellina stopped returning to her room and decided to sleep in the temporary bed in the continuation room of the office.

If Liddellina, the mistress, was not there, she could not stop the relatives who would invade arbitrarily.

Since they always wake up around noon, she worked hard from early in the morning to finish her work before they came.

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Around the time the arrogant relatives had stayed for ten days, young junior servants began to say they wanted to leave their jobs. Although Liddellina tried to keep them, she was worried about the bullying of the relatives.

After all, the acting lord is not respected. Can she somehow drive them out? Unfortunately, Liddellina, who is only acting as steward, does not have the authority to hold a trial.

To report their unfair actions and hold a trial in the capital is the only option. However, that takes both money and time, and if they leave this place and go to the capital, it would be their opportunity.

Above all, Liddellina is worried about Friedrich’s safety.

Liddellina never stopped smiling in front of the servants, but she was spending anxious days without any rest, working hard every day. Dorothy and Howard, who worked hard for her, must have felt the same.

One day, while Liddellina was organizing documents and having a simple breakfast in the office, Franny came in good spirits.

Liddellina quickly approached the door to prevent Franny from entering the office.

“Do not come in here.”

Then, from the end of the corridor, a coarse laughter echoed. When she turned around, she saw O’Neill and Sam, and behind them was a lovely woman around the same age as Liddellina.


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One response to “Marriage by Contract? No, It’s a Marriage of Convenience – A Countess Who Had Her Engagement Broken Off Lives Vigorously in the Northern Lands – Chapter 20”

  1. She’s an absolute moron. Why would she ever give them rooms?

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