How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 183. Danger
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
“Oh, my future daughter-in-law,” said the King as Celestine curtsied before him. The smile on his face was kind, but his eyes set in their many wrinkles were not. They were watching Celestine closely.
For some reason, it gave Annette a bad feeling.
“We’ll be family soon,” the King said. “You don’t have to be so polite.”
“Forgive me, Your Majesty.” Celestine lifted her head cautiously, forcing a smile onto her tense face. The cause of all her trauma was standing right in front of her.
After everything she had learned, King Selgratis was nearly a monster in human form to her. Before her, he acted as if he were happy that she was to be his daughter-in-law. But behind her back, he had planned and ordered her abduction.
How could he be so brazen?
The smile faded from his face. Selgratis had no real reason to make an effort to charm her. He was the Sun of Deltium, and at best, she was the happy daughter of Marquis Keers.
The King blinked, as if bored.
“Let’s go for a walk,” he said abruptly.
“It would be an honor, Your Majesty.”
Celestine could not refuse his request. Her face was pale as all the King’s guards retreated a pace, their emotionless faces making them look like tin soldiers.
The King glanced behind her at her supposed servants, but fortunately, he had no reason to suspect anything strange about them. It was only an unspoken command not to follow.
Annette took a step back. They had not expected this situation. What should they do?
Even if Celestine was in danger, there was nothing she could do, if the King wanted to speak to her alone.
Annette lowered her head to hide her sudden anxiety. What if the King saw through her disguise?
“Wait here,” said Celestine, smiling. Her lips trembled slightly. “I will be joining His Majesty for a walk.”
In the distance, there was a garden, enveloping them both as Celestine walked away with the King. Annette was worried at the prospect of waiting with the King’s guards; what if she had to talk to them? They might discover her. Posted only on NovelUtopia
The thought made her break into a cold sweat. What if they discovered Railin? Annette had been a frequent visitor to the palace, they would know her…
But fortunately, the guards did not even look at them. They departed as soon as the King left, clearly intending to follow him from a distance.
“…What now?” Annette whispered, as soon as they were out of earshot.
Left alone with Annette, Railin smiled brightly.
“I didn’t expect this either,” he said, untroubled. Annette was surprised by the casual answer. Maybe he hadn’t understood the seriousness of the situation.
“Celestine is an honest person,” she warned, her voice trembling. “She’s not very good at hiding her feelings.”
“It certainly appears so.”
“Don’t joke. She could be in danger,” Annette said impatiently, grabbing his shoulder. But his ruby eyes went to her hand. It was the first time she had initiated physical contact with him. The hand was light as a feather, but strangely, it touched him.
A smile spread over his sly face.
“Will we take a look around? Why don’t we go find out if Celestine is in danger.”
Annette’s eyes widened. As usual, Railin seemed to have something up his sleeve.