How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 199. Decisive Battle
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
The man in a maid’s uniform promptly struck another blow at the indignant Raphael.
“Oh, how could you look at me like that, Master,” he tittered. “So shameful.”
At any other time, Raphael would already have been insulting the man, and Annette couldn’t help smiling as she saw him restraining himself. She was used to Railin’s eccentricities, and hadn’t thought anything about introducing him to Raphael.
“This is Mr. Railin Mosley,” she said. “The leader of Deltium’s most powerful information guild. He has worked very hard for me.”
“Our clients deserve only the best,” Railin replied, lifting Annette’s hand to his lips and provoking another spasm of fury from Raphael. A handsome man in a maid’s uniform was flirting with his wife.
It definitely made him angry, but Raphael wasn’t entirely sure why. Was it the uniform, or the kiss on Annette’s hand? Railin was a variety of bizarre Raphael had never encountered in his whole life.
“I have a message for you from His Highness, the Prince,” said the lunatic, his lips stretching in a smile. “Here, for you.”
Lifting the skirt of his uniform, he plucked the letter out of the garter belt on his thigh, and mischievously offered it to Raphael.
Raphael stood rigidly. This was not what he had imagined when he found the Guild of Secrets ring in Annette’s jewelry box. It was just embarrassing to think he had been afraid Annette might leave him for this weirdo.
Well, his guess had not been entirely wrong, but Annette had no intention of leaving him now. She plucked the letter away as Raphael stood frozen.
“It seems Ludwig has discovered something,” she said as she read the short message.
Ludwig warned that a fire was going to break out at the banquet, and Celestine would be dragged away in the confusion. It was vital information that Ludwig had learned directly from the King.
“And His Majesty has been investigating some of our employees,” Annette went on. “Perhaps he means to bribe them.”
All of it was bad news. Annette sighed, frowning.
Normally, aristocratic families would have employees whose families had worked for them for generations, making them very loyal. But the Carnesis family was new, and its employees had not yet developed that loyalty. No doubt some of them would accept the King’s bribes.
Even knowing it was happening, there wasn’t much she could do. Nearly two hundred people worked in the mansion, and there was no quick way to discover who had betrayed them. But at least now that they had been warned, they could prepare some countermeasures.
Annette was grateful.
She could see how much Ludwig had risked, and it made it easier to forgive his past mistakes. He really was doing his best to redeem himself.
Raphael finally came out of his shock.
“How is Lady Keers?” He asked. A pertinent question. “Will she be prepared?”
“Celestine? I really don’t know,” Annette murmured, worried. “She’s probably very anxious right now. She looks brave on the outside, but she is a very sensitive person.”
Unexpectedly, Railin produced another letter, this time from his bosom.
“I knew you would be worried, so I collected another message.”
“Thank you. You really are so thorough,” Annette replied, leaving Raphael to wonder if she would have reacted so calmly if he had plucked a letter from between fake breasts.
People’s ability to adapt was amazing.
But to Annette, the contents of the letter were more important than Railin’s bizarre behavior. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“She wrote it herself,” she said, relieved. “She says she will be ready. She will be wearing shoes with a low heel, and the bodice of her gown will be lined with thin steel plates. She will also wear a thick choker around her neck.”
It seemed they didn’t need to worry about Celestine’s mental condition, given these preparations. She was more determined to survive than ever.
Finally… it’s tomorrow.
The day of the decisive battle was coming.