How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 161. Lethal Medicine (2)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
“That…that Martin wants to replace me as doctor for the Carnesis Marquisate! Yes, there’s no doubt, he wants to take my place. Or maybe the maids were jealous because I am your trusted doctor! That’s why they dared to plan this!”
Listening to these nonsensical excuses, Annette lifted a hand to rub her forehead. Dr. Martin had a unique background. Though he was born a nobleman, he was so interested in all things medical that he had given up his titles and properties so he could devote himself to it. There was no reason why he would ever take such drastic measures just to be employed by a noble family.
But Eucaly lacked this social perspective, so perhaps she assumed otherwise. Did she really think she could get away with such a thing by blaming other people? Annette detested this sort of thinking. There was no point in arguing with her further.
“I want you to tell me the truth,” Annette said, her pretty face ice-cold. “Did the King order you to do this?”
“No!” Eucaly’s eyes widened. “No, I don’t know what you’re talking about, my lady!”
The question meant that Annette already knew a lot more than Eucaly had expected, but it didn’t mean that she was going to confess to the crime. That would mean she took all the blame for the poison.
Eucaly wanted to avoid that.
It was how guilty people thought, and Annette didn’t understand it. Even when they had obviously committed a crime, they did not want to be known as a criminal.
She looked expressionlessly at Eucaly, and after a moment, Eucaly’s eyes began to tremble, until she finally had to look away. Annette rose from her chair. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“I am so disappointed in you. I trusted you with my life, and you betrayed me.”
Her voice quivered in spite of her efforts to seem unperturbed. She could remember all the times that Eucaly had been at her side in her last life, comforting her when she cried or when she was in pain. Back then, it had seemed genuine.
Annette had been so grateful to her. So stupid, when Eucaly was the one responsible for the poison that had consumed her body and killed her. All these bitter truths kept blindsiding her, and everything she hadn’t known in her first life only hurt worse in her second.
But she had no regrets. She had decided to live a new life, and at least she knew what mistakes she had made in her first life. The chance to correct them had given her confidence that she had never had in her first life.
“You don’t seem to have the courage to confess what you have done. It’s a waste of time for us to talk further. I will have another visitor soon, so I will leave you now. Think about it, until I come back. What is really the wisest choice?”
She turned away gracefully as she issued this last warning, but then paused at the door, turning back as if she had nearly forgotten.
“Ah. Whatever you consume here, it will have the medicine you gave me. If you are as innocent as you say, it shouldn’t do any harm, right? And even if it was poison, it’s just a tiny dose, and it wouldn’t do that much damage in just a few days. Would it?”
“I hope you’ll decide soon.” Annette smiled softly. “You know it’s for your own good, right?”
Eucaly’s face went blank. Apparently it was something else to hear that from now on, she would be taking regular doses of her own medicine.
But even Eucaly’s shock still didn’t compare to Annette’s. Coldly, she turned her back on the person that she had so greatly trusted. Leaving the underground prison, she emerged into a bright and beautiful hallway inside the mansion.
By now, she had become accustomed to the beautiful interior of the Carnesis mansion. It was not stuffy and old-fashioned, like more ancient houses. It was new, with every modern comfort and trend.
She loved it here.
It was her home, the place she lived with someone she loved.