The Discarded Bride’s RemarriageーThe Icy Margrave Swears His Loveー – Chapter 25

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟓: 𝐄𝐱-𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝’𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭

Stephan looks at me.

I feel a shiver run down my spine at his fawning gaze.

“Listen, Chloe. I don’t ask much of you. Just keep working as my wife as you have been, and do as you please. So please, come back.”

Next to Stephan, Owenna’s face is beet red, ready to explode at any moment.

“Right? We’re a couple who’ve been together for many years. Please come back. I’ve reflected on my actions.”

I was at a loss for words, unable to respond.

Why would my ex-husband, who had been so cold to me, be sweating and begging me to come back?

It was simply eerie.

“Please, I beg you, come back!”

His pleading voice grows louder and louder.

Seeing my stiffened expression, Theodore-sama gives me a gentle look.

Under the table, he gently holds my hand. Encouraged by the warmth of his palm, as if enveloping mine so as not to crush it, I squeezed his large, gentle hand back.

I faced forward and looked directly at Stephan.

It’s okay, I can speak up. 

“Before I answer, please tell me why you want to remarry so much. Why would you, who hardly ever came home and maintained a white marriage, suddenly. . .”

“That’s right! What about me?! What about Anne?!”

Owenna, with her shrill voice, interrogates him. Before answering my question, Stephan glares at her with an attitude as if swatting away a gnat.

“I told you, didn’t I? I realized how important Chloe is.”

“That’s not enough, I don’t understand!!!”

Ignoring Owenna’s screams, Stephan looks at me again.

“So please, I want to reconcile. If you just nod and withdraw the divorce, everything will be settled, everything will be smooth.”

I take a deep breath, feeling the heat of his palm.

And then, I muster up the courage to answer Stephan.

“I’m sorry. I will not withdraw the divorce.”

“What. . .”

“I am now taking care of precious children here in Heyerdahl. This is where I belong.”

“This is no joke. Owenna doesn’t have the ability to be a mistress, and she can’t take over from you. . . That’s right, don’t you think it’s unfair to abandon your ex-husband’s territory and just be happy by yourself?!”

He finds a reason to blame me and starts to talk eloquently.

“That’s right, Chloe. . . The Strelitzi family took you in and raised you when your father died and your brother became a court magician and you had nowhere to go. Don’t you owe my family? A woman who can’t repay her debts can’t be happy elsewhere.”

“That’s. . .”

I felt a pain in my chest.

Indeed, because I was married into the Strelitzi family, I was drilled in the skills of a mistress, allowed to engage in charity work, and am still useful as a tutor.

ーーEven if I keep the divorce, should I at least help with domestic affairs? 

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