My Presumed Fiancé, Who I Thought Was Around 120 Years Old and Whose Face I Didn’t Know, Turned Out To Be a Transcendent Beauty – Chapter 5

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓: 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭

However, Mabel was not one to accept such selfish talk in silence.

“This is such a joke!”

“Mabel-sama, please stop.”

Wimmie, Mabel’s personal maid, cried out behind her. Upon hearing this, Mabel turned around and shouted forcefully.

“But if I don’t do something, I’ll end up marrying some old man! I don’t want that!”

Mabel, who had been riding a horse, a skill she had learned from her eldest sister, arrived at a forest located at the eastern end of the Eakes Kingdom. She nimbly dismounted and helped Wimmie down.

Instead of the luxurious dresses she usually wore in the castle, she was wearing work clothes with long sleeves and pants for farming. It was a costume that her sisters did not have, but for Mabel, who usually worked in the fields with the maids, it was something she was used to. She tied her long hair back and gazed at the trees towering in front of her.

“Wow…this is amazing.”

Wimmie, who was looking up at the trees next to her, let out an astonished voice.

This was because the forest was almost untouched by human hands, like a primitive forest. The huge trees blocked the sunlight from above, making it mostly dim. The rocks were covered in moss, and the ground was covered in weeds that looked like they could cut through skin. There were also mysterious bird calls coming from deep within the forest, and Wimmie looked at Mabel with unease. 

On the other hand, Mabel had received holy water from a priest and sprinkled it on her face, hands, and feet. It was probably a charm to ward off evil spirits in the forest. After emptying the contents of the bottle, Mabel let out a sigh. She took the luggage that Wimmie had and prepared herself.

“A-Are you really going?”

“Of course. I’ll explain the situation and ask for their cooperation.”

Mabel understood the country’s policy of wanting to protect the Eakes Kingdom. However, she thought it was too much to link it to her own marriage.

‘After all, it is still within doubt that the kingdom is going to be under protection just because I got married.’

If she were as strong as Gertrude, she could threaten him to cooperate. If she were as beautiful as Kathleen, she could charm him. 

However, Mabel had neither strength nor charm, nor even artistic talent. Just because a daughter had married into the family, it was unlikely that the mage would listen to her every word. And there was one more thing.

‘I want to fall in love too!’

More than anything, Mabel herself was against this marriage. 

It may be for the sake of protecting the country, but still, Mabel was a young girl. While listening to the love stories of the maids, she also dreamed of meeting someone wonderful and felt her heart flutter while reading romance novels. 

Truthfully speaking, Mabel had never experienced love before. That’s why, even if she were to marry a predetermined partner someday, she wanted to taste the feeling of falling in love at least once.

Thinking about such things, Mabel took a step forward and crushed the grass under her feet. She turned back to the anxious Wimmie and gave her a firm smile.

“Thank you for bringing me this far, Wimmie. Can you please wait here and bring Alfred back?”

“Mabel-sama…”

As the chestnut-colored horse called Alfred and the teary-eyed Wimmie stared at Mabel, she turned back towards the forest and took her second step, firmly planting her foot on the ground. 


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