How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 179. Maids (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Annette tried to look natural as she followed Celestine into the palace.
Normally, she would have attracted the eyes of everyone nearby, but today no one gave her a second glance. Today, she was dressed in the uniform of a maid.
The blonde hair that gleamed like thread spun from gold was hidden beneath a black wig, and her delicate features had been altered with melted wax and stage makeup. The effect was astonishing. Even her brother Arjen wouldn’t recognize her like this, Annette thought, touching her oversized melted wax nose.
She couldn’t help wondering whether her husband would recognize her. Raphael had a strange, wild instinct, and somehow she thought she wouldn’t fool him easily. As her steps slowed, lost in these thoughts, another maid gave her a nudge.
“Pay attention, Netty. You’re in the royal palace.”
Annette gave her colleague an embarrassed smile. The other maid had dark blue hair, white skin, and a beauty mark beside her mouth, a very seductive woman with breasts of noteworthy size under her uniform.
Where had Railin gotten those from?
The master of the Guild of Secrets had had a surprisingly encyclopedic knowledge of maid uniforms. It probably meant he was a pervert. Annette forced her eyes away from those enormous fake breasts.
It almost looked like magic.
Annette shrugged inside at the thought, unaware that Railin was one of the few magicians left in the world. The important thing was that it allowed them to enter the palace together, disguised as Celestine’s maids. It was amazing. Railin seemed to have no end of talents.
Ahead of them, Celestine walked with her head high, befitting the future Crown Princess. There was pride in her posture, and no nerves even in this situation. Inside, Annette admired her courage.
“My heart is pounding,” Celestine said suddenly, glancing around to make sure no one else was nearby. “I can’t believe I’m doing this in the palace. It’s so exciting, isn’t it? It makes me want to do something like this again.”
She paused, her fists clenched with vengeful delight. Damn the royals! They deserved to be punished for what they had done to the Keers family and their people. Celestine’s feet hesitated as she stepped into one of the tidy palace corridors.
“I would not wish the precious lady to go that way,” said Railin quietly, like a proper maid. “It is too dangerous.”
Celestine was surprised at his sudden intervention. All she knew of Railin was that he worked for Annette, and they had only spoken a few times.
Annette watched the interaction with a bland smile. The only thing in her head at present was, I want to go home.
She couldn’t even lower her head for fear that the wax on her face would slide off, and her scalp was hurting from all the pins holding the wig to her head. But she had to do this today to be sure.
“We’re almost there. That’s the Crown Prince’s palace,” Celestine murmured, resuming her hesitant approach, and Annette lowered her eyes as she followed. She knew this place as well as her own home, even though she didn’t dare say so to Celestine. The owner of this place had once promised Annette a future together.
“Actually…Netty, aren’t you worried?” Celestine had stopped abruptly and hidden her mouth behind her fan, as if she were afraid the walls might be listening. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“What do you mean, my lady?” Annette replied, as if she were a maid.
“Will His Highness be able to recognize you?”
The question was playful, but Annette glanced at herself again. Suddenly, she was curious about Ludwig’s reaction, too. He had been Annette’s fiancé for over ten years. Would he see through her disguise?