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 23

Chapter 23: Confusion? Chaos? Junk?

“Was Andrea-sama, Friedrich-sama always like this in the military?”

Thinking that maybe this was his true nature, Liddellina hesitantly started to speak. However, Andrea easily shook his head.

“No, he’s cold like the rumors say in society. Always calm, or expressionless, or like he has no emotions. But he fights bravely on the battlefield. As a general, he often stands in front of his subordinates and protects them. I believe he is truly a man with a kind heart.”

(In the end, which is it?)

“…Yes.”

Liddellina was troubled by Andrea’s passionate speech. Is he also confused?

“That’s right. Fried, when we military men go to the battlefield, we leave a will for our families. If you confirm that, you might understand his thoughts? This divorce document may be a fake made in his handwriting, but well, document forgery is punishable by imprisonment. If it’s shown to a public notary, it might become clear as well.”

“Speaking of which, I heard from my husband that he had deposited a will with the public notary in the capital.”

Pushed by relatives, she had no time to confirm it.

“I see, that’s a good idea. Let’s go to the capital right away.”

Confused by the direct, impulsive behavior that she had never seen before he lost his memories, Liddellina watched as he stood up and headed for the door. She hurriedly tried to stop him.

“Husband, please wait a moment. Before you go to the battlefield, I was asked by you to protect the estate and the servants from your relatives, and that is also written in our marriage contract. So please stay here. I will go to the capital in your place.”

“No way, Liddellina!”

“Can’t you trust me?”

Friedrich’s words of rejection sting more than expected and Liddellina’s emotions are violently shaking with all that has happened.

“You have no intention of coming back, do you?”

He looks at her with a challenging gaze.

“Yes?”

She tilts her head, unable to understand.

“I heard that I was a cold-blooded man before I lost my memories. You must have hated me, such a person.”

Friedrich lowers his eyes sadly.

“But that divorce document was written by Husband…”

“Please, madam, don’t abandon Friedrich who has lost his memories. I beg you as a friend.”

Andrea interrupts before Liddellina can finish speaking.

“What?”

“It’s okay. I’ll take responsibility for the documents and handle the procedures. Is that okay, Fried?”

“Yeah, I rely on you, Tony.”

The men with good-looking faces firmly shake hands and gaze at each other intensely. For some reason, her spine tingles.

Are military men close to each other?

“Then, I’ll go to the capital right away. You take care of yourself too.”

He stands up and speaks.

“Such a thing, Andrea-sama, at least stay here for one night tonight.”

Liddellina frantically tries to hold him back.

“No, it’s been a long time since you’ve seen each other, so please take your time and enjoy your stay as a couple.”

Even if she says that, it would be difficult to leave Friedrich in this state.

“We have a good hot spring. Please come!”

She tried to detain him with a hot spring on the spur of the moment.

“Oh, now that you mention it, I”ve heard there’s a top-notch bathhouse that’s even better than the palace.”

It seems he’s a simple person.

“Yes, please stay. At least for one night.”

“Top-notch bathhouse? I’ve never heard of it?”

Friedrich looks puzzled.

“Yes, if my husband relaxes in the bath, he might remember his memories. Let’s heal the fatigue of the journey right away.”

Liddellina calls Howard and Dorothy and briefly reports on her husband’s condition. Both of them were surprised and puzzled, but the capable duo quickly regained their senses and straightened their faces. For them, it was more joyful that their lord had returned safely, no matter what condition he was in.

“Then, Howard, please lead my husband to the bathhouse.”

However, Friedrich, who had started to leave with Andrea, suddenly stops and turns to Liddellina.

“Hey, Fried, what’s wrong?”

Andrea notices the change in him and calls out to him.

“Liddellina, you’re not going to run away while I’m in the bath, are you?”

He shakes his ice-blue eyes anxiously and asks her.

“What? No, I would never do such a rude thing. I will see Andrea-sama off and properly report on the estate’s income and expenses.”

Then, Friedrich’s brightened expression clouds over again.

“Liddellina, please don’t abandon me.”

Saying that, he kneels before Liddellina and clings to her.

“W-What?”

Liddellina has no idea how to deal with Friedrich, who is clinging to her with his large body. Even Howard, who has known him for much longer than Liddellina, is confused by the change in his lord.

“Excuse me, Husband, could you please instruct your relatives not to enter the office? Of course, if I am not with you, I will not enter the office at all in the future. In other words, I ask that it be prohibited to enter. Also, your relative Sam-sama has a sword with him. There have also been injuries among the servants, so could you please take the sword from him? “

When she asked this, his expression changed in an instant. It tightened and his ice-blue eyes shone coldly.

Maybe it’s not a fake. Maybe his memory has returned…

“Hey, you servant over there. Bring out that man named Sam! I absolutely won’t allow him to bring a sword into my house and draw it! Who was injured and how severe are the injuries? Report it to me. Tetanus is dangerous. It must be properly dealt with.”

No, his memory hasn’t returned. He doesn’t even remember Howard’s name, whom he trusted so much. And he looks at Liddellina in surprise.

“I’m sorry. It seems that I have a tendency to get carried away and raise my voice in front of women.

It’s as if he’s a completely different person. Who is this person who tends to get carried away and is so talkative?

“No, I’m fine. Please go and rest in the bathhouse. In the meantime, I’ll start preparing dinner.

Liddellina sees a completely different person. She’s so agitated and excited that she feels like she might shout out at any moment.

After the men left, Liddellina quickly gathered the servants and explained her husband’s symptoms, giving them instructions.

Everyone was equally surprised, but they were all thrilled at the return of the castle’s lord.”



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