The Noble Lady of the Sinking Ship, Disguising her Young Brother as her Son, Stubbornly Survives in the Neighboring Country! – Chapter 43

𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟒𝟑: 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞

For now, I discussed with the Marchioness about the employment of a maid, as pointed out by Lord Montyver.

In response, she returned her words with an exasperated expression.

“I was tired of waiting for you to tell me. I’ve already employed a maid to work at the cottage.”

“W, Was that so?”

“Yes. I wanted to respect your decision, so I couldn’t tell you.”

Apparently, the Marchioness noticed that I occasionally looked tired.

So, she had been asking Florenci about how I spend my days off.

She thought I wouldn’t accept even if she suggested it because I’m stubborn. Therefore, she said she was waiting for me to bring it up.

“Ren was also worried. He said Okaa-san works too much.”

“I didn’t intend to be busy.”

When I first arrived at Binemöer, I thought about hiring a maid someday. However, once I started living, I felt I could manage alone.

“Now I can rest assured and keep you as my attendant.”

“I’m sorry for causing you worry.”

“That’s okay. But why did you suddenly decide to hire a maid?”

“That’s because Lord Montyver suggested it would be a good idea.”

“Oh, him?!”

“Yes. Unusually, he said it with a slightly angry expression.”

The sound advice from Lord Montyver, who always seems to live carefree and always has something nice to say without getting too involved, resonated in my heart.

“I see. It’s surprising, or rather, it’s the first time I’ve heard him express an opinion that involves someone else to that extent. Lara, it seems you’re quite liked by Leon.”

I cannot entirely believe that remark. I need to see for myself what kind of person he is.

“There’s one more thing I’d like to report about Lord Montyver.”

I’ll let her know that I’m going out with him on my next day off. That way, if anything happens like me getting kidnapped or my life being threatened while I’m out, Lord Montyver would be the first to be suspected.

“You’re going out with Leon? Weren’t you persistently turning down his invitations? What happened?”

“Well—―”

The reason I wanted to get to know Lord Montyver was because of the mystery surrounding Irma’s death. Can I tell Marchioness this straight?

I was a bit hesitant but tried to convey it gently without explaining everything.

“Actually, I was quite shocked to hear some bad rumors about Lord Montyver. But I didn’t feel right just believing them as they were. So, I wanted to see what kind of person he is with my own eyes.”

“I see.”

Marchioness seems to be aware of the bad rumors about Lord Montyver. She didn’t ask me deeply about it.

“Lara, weren’t you scared of Leon when you heard the rumors?”

“I was scared. But I felt it was scarier to hate or fear someone based on information from others.”

“Indeed. . . . . .You’re absolutely right.”

The Marchioness supported my reckless action instead of opposing it.

“But just to be safe, be careful. I trust Leon, but I don’t think that trust extends to you.”

“I understand. Ga-chan is with me, and if anything happens, I’ll wrap him up in thread and hang him from the clock tower.”

“Oh, you know how to fight well.”

“Of course.”

Even if Lord Montyver bares his fangs at me, it should be okay with Ga-chan.

Until the time reversed, I hadn’t used spiderwork for anything other than making lace.

But now, I want to use it to protect myself.

Ga-chan seemed to feel the same way, nodding while making a sharp [Nya!] sound.

🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸

Before I knew it, the day had come for me to go out with Lord Montyver.

I had informed Florenci, and he had brightly replied, “Enjoy your time!”

. . . . . .Part of me wanted him to say something like, “Who is more important to you, Okaa-san, me or Lord Montyver?”

Maybe it’s time for Florenci to grow apart from her older sister.

No matter how adorable he is, we can’t always be together.

I thought to myself, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been out with a member of the opposite sex, only to realize I had no such memories.

I didn’t remember ever dating Anthony, my betrothed.

Our meetings would either be at Duke Mendoza’s residence or at evening parties.

I had heard of other young ladies going to see a play, or going to the department store.

At that time, I never even questioned why Anthony didn’t invite me.

Perhaps our marriage was political, and he didn’t wish to deepen our relationship.

Upon realizing this, I didn’t know how to behave when going out with a man.

However, I am supposed to be a married woman.

If I show that I’m not used to these things, Lord Montyver might become suspicious.

Why is it that my first date is with a man who seems to be used to dealing with women?

I couldn’t help but hold my head in my hands.


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