How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 200. Sweet dreams
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Having delivered all his messages, Railin departed. Tomorrow, he too would enter the banquet, disguised as a noblewoman. He would make sure that both Annette and Celestine were not in danger.
It was a relief knowing that he would be present. Railin was so efficient, she was sure he would help them.
And Raphael had been wise enough not to question him, even when Railin sashayed out the door, with a flip of his skirts. Raphael shut the door after him. He had more important things on his mind.
They had made all the preparations. Early in the morning, Tina would be bringing their clothing for the banquet, so Annette decided to go to bed early.
Tomorrow was going to be an exhausting day.
But it was hard to fall asleep when she was so anxious, and her mind was chaotic with all the possibilities. If she had been trying to sleep alone, it would have been a very frightening night.
But Raphael was there, curled around like a huge panther, protecting her. She was very glad he was there.
“Sleep peacefully. Don’t worry about anything else,” he said, tucking a lock of her hair behind her ear. He was worried, too.
Affectionately, she nuzzled his neck with the tip of her nose, and a smile flickered on his face for the first time. Maybe it had only tickled him, but he looked so cute when he smiled. But it was only a moment before his face was solemn again. He was worried, but he wouldn’t say so, lest the words become a prophecy.
“Can’t you sleep?” Annette asked, running a hand over his hard chest. “Try and close your eyes. I’ll cast a spell on you.”
“Can’t you sleep well? Try to close your eyes. I’ll cast a spell on you.”
Obediently, his blue eyes closed, as if he wanted to prove his trust in her, and Annette began to sing her sweet lullaby.
Good night, darling
When the silver bead of the moon hangs along the black ridge
You will have beautiful dreams
You will fall asleep in my arms…
The lullaby worked; Annette’s uncanny gift sent Raphael instantly into dreamworld with only a few notes, and Annette kissed his cheek and settled down to sleep. Even though he was asleep, his arms were still wrapped tightly around her, as if he was afraid someone would steal her away while he slept.
Gently, she closed her eyes. She felt calmer with him by her side.
“Good night, Raphael. Sweet dreams.”
She wrapped her arms around him, hoping her warmth would comfort him in his sleep.
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The day of the banquet began early.
Annette sat groggily on the couch as Tina arrived with three assistants even before the faint light of dawn reached through the windows.
“Sally, start the massage, make sure the blood is flowing in her skin. Lisa, press the garments again, we want every seam perfect. Jane, why are you sitting there? You need to heat up the curling tongs so we can curl her hair. Hurry!”
Annette watched Tina barking orders like a general in the midst of a heated battle. It was hardly a new experience, and her eyes found her new gown, provocative and elegant, tailored for her. Posted only on NovelUtopia
It was certainly nothing like anything she had ever worn before.