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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 39

Chapter 39: Fainting

Her uncle’s family panicked at the sight of Friedrich.

“No, this is a misunderstanding. I was just trying to stop Liddellina from causing a commotion!”

Her uncle quickly tells a lie, but Friedrich ignores him and gives orders to the soldiers.

“Take them to the underground cell.”

Then Yvonne pretended to faint and scream. But no one tried to support the collapsing woman.

Her uncle and aunt were not thinking about their daughter at all, they only cared about saving themselves. They probably didn’t initially intend to go this far. They must have taken advantage of the fact that Friedrich was not there.

“No, that’s not right. It’s a misunderstanding. We really didn’t do anything.”

Then Friedrich turns his gaze to the maid.

“They all teased and violently abused Okusama, and I’m sorry we couldn’t protect her.”

She appealed with tears. Liddellina herself may not have gone that far, but the maid must have been regretful.

“Wait a minute, do you believe what that servant says more than me, a noble?,” uncle said, flustered.

“That’s right. Liddellina, nothing happened here, right? We took care of you after your parents passed away. Don’t you owe us for that?”

Liddellina was dumbfounded by her aunt’s words.

“You’re the ones who squandered the assets after taking advantage of me, who lost my parents. Don’t treat me like a child who doesn’t know anything anymore. Please don’t cause any more trouble on this property.”

“Nonsense! You agreed to it,” uncle said, his face turning red.

“I just nodded when you said we would live together for a while? Why would you do that to a child who has just lost her parents and is feeling depressed? Don’t say such ridiculous things! And besides, it’s a lie that there was already debt on that land. My father and mother were not as luxurious or wasteful as you, and they weren’t sloppy either. It was Uncle and Aunt who created the debt.”

The uncle and aunt turned blue in the face at Liddellina’s counterattack. Then Yvonne, who had been pretending to be unconscious, sat up with a start.

“You, just because you married into a decent house doesn’t mean you can take advantage of your husband’s reputation! It’s a ridiculous countryside, and on top of that, your husband has amnesia and is useless as a soldier…”

She never finished what she was saying. She was touched by the soldiers’ anger and dragged out of the room screaming. The same thing happened to her uncle and aunt.

“Hey, Liddellina, help us!”

“Yes, we just came here with good intentions to pay our respects,” said Liddellina’s aunt.

This time, Liddellina could not bring herself to help them. As they were dragged out screaming, only Liddellina and Friedrich remained in the silent salon. Liddellina knelt in front of Friedrich.

“Please forgive my relatives’ many rudenesses.”

But Friedrich tightly hugged Liddellina.

“Stop it, Liddellina! I’m sorry. I’m not worth anything if I can’t even protect my wife.”

When Liddellina looked up in surprise at his face, she saw that his eyes were moist with sadness. She was relieved to see her usual gentle Friedrich.

“Ah, it must have hurt so much. Were your hair pulled? Speaking of which, what happened to the hair ornament you always wore? Did that woman take it by any chance?”

Friedrich’s eyes briefly became cold. As usual, seeing him like this made Liddellina’s heart race.

“Yes, it seems that way.”

Even if they were caught by the soldiers, she must have kept the hair ornament she took from Liddellina.

“I must give them a fitting punishment. Hey, is Howard here?”

Friedrich is surrounded by an uneasy atmosphere. Liddellina also thinks it would be better to cause them some pain this time. So they won’t come back to this land again.

“My Lord, what should we do with them?”

Howard’s eyes, which never stop smiling gently, are frightening. His loyalty is strong, and he must be angry that his beloved master has been mocked.

Suddenly, Liddellina’s chest began to flutter with anxiety.

“Uh, Husband, I think punishment is necessary, but please don’t cut off their hands or anything like that.”

There is a limit to everything.

“Of course not. I wouldn’t do such a thing. It would leave a stain behind.”

He sneered and chuckled coldly. Liddellina shivered with chill.

(He really has lost his memory, hasn’t he?)

“Howard. The two commoners (aunt and cousin) will be hanged in a week. As for the nobleman (uncle), we’ll deal with him later.”

“It’s been a while since we”ve had a public execution.”

“Hii!”

Liddellina let out a small scream and fainted on the spot at the conversation between Friedrich and Howard.


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