How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 184. Bluebirds
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Chapter 184. Bluebirds
Railin reached diffidently under the skirt of his uniform and produced a pair of bluebirds. Annette watched with horrified fascination.
Where was he keeping those?
At first, she thought they were living birds. But at a closer look, they were well-crafted dolls, with each feather of their wings individually placed. One bird was male, the other female, and Annette peered into their ruby eyes.
“They’re adorable…but what are they for?”
“Oh, you’re not just adorable, are you?” Railin asked the birds. “Right, Titi? Tata?”
Surprisingly, both bluebirds chirred in response. They had seemed solid as glass a moment ago, and now they suddenly came to life and soared together through the air.
Annette’s eyes widened with delight as the birds flew in circles and then landed on Railin’s shoulders.
“They’re magical machines,” he said with a smile. “Aren’t they amazing?”
Annette was born to one of the richest families in the kingdom. She thought she had grown up with every possible precious thing in the world, but she had never seen anything like this.Railin held out his hand, and a blue bird flew over to her.
“Oh, my!” She caught it in both hands as it flew to her. It wasn’t warm like a real bird, but it was adorable as it rubbed its beak against her thumb.
“Let’s give them a test,” said Railin. “I haven’t used them in years.”
Retreating, he stood a considerable distance away, as Annette watched him in amazement. Bending his head, he whispered something to the bluebird.
His voice emerged from the bluebird in Annette’s hands.
“Can you hear me?”
Annette stared at her bird. What magic was this?
“Say something,” Railin urged as she stood speechless. “Anything. You have to try it.”
“Hmm. Railin, can you hear me?”
“I hear you just fine.”
The bird flew out of her hands. It circled a few times, then disappeared in the direction the King and Celestine had gone. Railin must have decided to have the bird eavesdrop on their conversation.
“Let’s go somewhere a little more quiet,” said Railin. “We wouldn’t want to be discovered.”
He turned away, and Annette followed him into an empty back garden, carefully looking around as they made their way to the far corner.
Casually, he sat down on the floor, and Annette sat awkwardly beside him. The feel of the earth beneath her was strange.
It was the first time she’d ever sat directly on the grass.
She didn’t like how cold it was. The ground was slightly uneven, and uncomfortable. Frowning, she shifted her position.
“Oh, you must be uncomfortable,” Railin said, the picture of innocence. “Would you prefer to sit on my lap?”
Annette did not even look at him. The question was too absurd to dignify with an answer. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“We’re both women anyway, aren’t we?” Railin asked with a broad smile.
Sometimes it seemed like he was a little crazy. Annette looked at him, pitying. He was such a handsome man when his mouth was shut, but his personality was just terrible. His smile only grew more wicked under her regard.
But at that moment, the bird on his shoulder suddenly flapped its wings, hopped down onto Annette’s skirt, and opened its pretty beak.
“You must mind your reputation if you are going to be Crown Princess. Who have you been socializing with lately? I am curious.”
The voice coming from the bird belonged to the King. Automatically, Annette turned, startled. It sounded as if the King were right by her side. The magic machine was amazing.