Author: Byuon

“Cesare. I also helped a little with preparing breakfast this morning.”

I said with a smile.

He has to give credit to this.

“Daphne. Is anyone else… Going to eat with us today?”

“What are you talking about? I prepared a big breakfast early in the morning to eat with Cesare. Cesare, you have to eat well.”

“All of this?”

To be honest, it was the meal I ordered, but it was true that the amount was large.

I literally laid out enough food to break a table leg.

But without hesitation, I pushed the plate to Cesare.

“Even if you only take one bite, you’ll finish it.”

Cesare seemed a little burdensome, but he ate it all in the end.

Also, the knight’s origin was different.

Excellent, my husband.

“You have to win. Cesare.”

I went to the front door and saw him off.

Today’s trial must be won. Only then can Gabriel gain legitimacy as the Crown Prince and establish himself properly.

Then I can be Cesare’s wife again.

I can claim that this whole thing was a stunt by Duke, Duchess Burstoad and Gabriel to expose and punish the Empress and the nobility for their misdeeds.

If we don’t win today’s trial, I’m really going to be a divorced woman from Cesare.

That sounds terrible.

If Count Peliard is ruined, how am I supposed to live if Cesare and I are no longer perfectly happy?

Besides, in the eyes of the people, I was still the woman who had divorced Cesare and was playing tricks on the crown prince, Gabriel.

Now that I ran away from Gabriel’s house, I don’t know how the rumors are circulating.

No matter how much you denied it, the story will spread through the servants…

Maybe I’ll be the woman who betrayed Gabriel, stole his money, and ran away?

God, what the hell is going on with my image.

In order to save my social face, I needed to solve the situation quickly in many ways.

I told Cesare firmly.

“Cesare. We must win today.”

Cesare stared at me.

“That way I can be Cesare’s wife again. You’re not going to make me hide in this little mansion for the rest of my life, are you?”

It was meant to do well and come back to me, but Cesare’s eyes subsided in an instant.

Then he looks at me with a strange expression.

“Cesare?”

What is he thinking now?

Instantly, the settings of Cesare in the original came to mind.

He’s an obsessive maniac whose primary skill is imprisonment!

Did I flip a dangerous switch or something?

I slapped Cesare on the back.

It didn’t even hurt, but Cesare let out a groan.

“Ouch, Daphne.”

“Don’t think in vain. Cesare.”

I’ve had enough of confinement.

If it was confinement, I suffered enough at the tower and Gabriel’s mansion.

Now is the time to go back to the seat next to Cesare.

“You’re ready to go, right?”

“I couldn’t be more ready.”

“Good.”

I grabbed Cesare’s hand and pulled him closer.

Cesare was dragged easily.

I leaned forward and kissed him lightly.

I smiled softly and whispered to Cesare.

“Go on, I’ll wait for you.”

Suddenly, Cesare’s eyes lit up with fire.

Cesare grabbed my waist and hugged me tightly.

His jaw tilted and his soft lips swept across mine.

In an instant, I moaned against the flesh that invaded my mouth.

“Ugh.”

My heart was lifted and heat rushed to my face.

The servants, including Shannet and Sir Joseph, sensibly turned their heads when we expressed our affection.

“Goodbye.”

Cesare, who finally let me go, got into the carriage.

Princess Eilish, who will be present as a surprise witness, was already in the carriage.

I didn’t want to leave him alone with another woman, but she was an important witness, so Cesare decided to protect her.

Well, actually, Cesare doesn’t seem to have any interest in the Princess.

I stood and waved until I could no longer see Cesare’s carriage.

When I finally lowered the arm that was shaking, Shannet smiled and came to me.

“I think the two of you have become more affectionate than before.”

“Really?”

I was embarrassed because I remembered the kiss I just had.

It was an expression of love.

I said, cooling my cheek with the back of my hand.

“If there is a crisis between the couple, the relationship becomes even stronger.”

“What a relief. Now everything seems to be back in place.”

“I think so too.”

Today will really be the end of it all.

It’s difficult to get rid of the Empress at once, but once you open the door, things will be resolved really quickly from then on.

It is unfortunate that I can’t attend the trial and see the process in person.

“I want to drink tea, can you prepare it?”

“Yes, madam!”

Shannet followed the kitchen maid and left, saying it would be ready soon.

I went up the stairs with a light heart to return to my room.

Then, I saw the room that Cesare was using as a simple office.

Perhaps the materials related to today’s trial were also put there.

I opened the door and entered the room.

stopped for a moment.

It was because of the smell of Cesare in the room.

It’s not a big deal, but my cheeks are red for nothing.

“Phew. I must have fallen really hard.”

I fanned my hands and cooled my face.

The desk was neatly organized. It’s unlikely that Cesare will leave important papers anywhere.

I opened the drawer and found something familiar to me in the top drawer.

“What?”

What I pulled out of the drawer was an MP3.

“Why is this here?”

I think I left it in the mansion of the Burstoad estate.

I sat down in a chair and fiddled with the MP3.

Fortunately, the battery was still there.

Seeing that the only song included was the national anthem, the MP3 seemed to be right.

Then a recorded voice came on.

“Wow, you really are Mr. Lee Jong-woo.”

The voice was still choppy and of poor quality, but I could recognize the voice now.

When I first listened to the recording, I had no idea it would lead to this.

The world seems to be a series of coincidences.

“By the way, who the hell is Lee Jong-woo?”

Although he helped me, he did not reveal his real identity until the end.

“I’ll have to ask him later.”

So I made up my mind and took the MP3.

It was originally bought by Cesare as a gift, so I’ll have to take it back.

The papers for the trial were kept in the bottom drawer.

I glanced lightly.

This is how I felt when I read it.

“Today must be the day of the annihilation of Gallard.”

My husband, did you really grind your teeth properly? He must have been very angry.

I put the papers back together and went out.

But outside, an unexpected person was waiting for me.

“Jacob?”

“The Duchess, that… Eilish, no, I want to tell you something about the Princess for a moment.”

I frowned.

It seems that he went out to see Princess Eilish, but did not go back quietly and waited for me.

Jacob, who made the biggest contribution to the manufacture of narcotics as bariols, was beaten by being imprisoned in a dungeon.

However, in order to change Princess Eilish’s heart, they’re forced to release him.

Since then, I have made arrangements to let him stay with the Princess in the next room.

However, that did not mean that he was allowed to freely wander around the mansion.

I glanced at the knight I had attached to monitor him.

“I’m sorry, madam. I was going to take him into the room right away, but he was stubborn…”

He didn’t seem to realize the seriousness of the current situation.

I guess this won’t work. When Cesare returns, I’ll have to tell him that the knights need to be trained.

It wasn’t the mansion of the original Burstoad estate, nor the townhouse of the capital, so there were a lot of things that were rushed.

Did I mention that that knight was originally a low-ranking knight who guarded this villa?

“Duchess. I wish you could give me a moment.”

I ran a hand through my hair.

I still had strong resentment towards Jacob.

However, he said that he wanted to discuss about Eilish.

“Follow me to the drawing room.”

We sat facing each other with a table in the middle. The knight stayed.

Soon after, a maid came in.

It wasn’t Shannet.

“Where’s Shannet?”

“The chef is baking a new cake, so she said she would come with it and told me to prepare tea for madam first.”

“Really?”

The new cake sounds exciting

The maid served tea.

When the maid offered Jacob a cup of tea, he refused.

“I’m fine.”

I beckoned to the maid because I don’t think it’s necessary to give the tea to someone who doesn’t like it.

The maid bent over and stepped back.

I took a sip and asked Jacob.

“Okay. What do you want to say about the Princess?”

“What will happen to the Princess after today?”

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