How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 204. Amber Orb
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
“Your husband, a Master of Swords! How amazing, you must be so proud.”
“He’s only the second Master of Swords in the history of Deltium, isn’t he? And so young!”
Annette smiled as the congratulations continued to pour in from all sides. It was true; Raphael had accomplished something so extraordinary, even the Deltium nobility couldn’t bring themselves to whisper insults. Laughing to herself, she eyed the knights in the corner of the banquet hall, who stood with their gazes fixed on the floor.
Raphael deserved this recognition. His lineage shouldn’t matter, or rather, the high lineage of the people around her made no difference at all compared to his achievements. They could not even touch his heels.
Her smile widened. She was receiving the accolades he had earned. No one would dare laugh at him now. In spite of everything, she felt very proud. Though the banquet wasn’t a proper celebration, it was still a very emotional moment.
This time, she had gotten to attend his banquet with him.
Raphael had achieved this in their last life, though it had been three or four years later. There had been a banquet, too, to celebrate his achievement, but his wife Annette had never come. By then, the poisoning had progressed to the point that she could not even stand up by herself.
She had been left at home, trying to imagine what had happened from the bits of gossip she heard.
At that moment, someone suddenly held out a rose to her, and she started in surprise. But her tension vanished as soon as she recognized the face.
“Thank you. You are very kind.”
The man who offered the rose was very handsome, with deep blue hair and white skin. His red eyes gave him a strangely seductive air, making it difficult to look away from him. He was so impeccably dressed in a suit of somber black, it was hard to imagine he was a pervert in disguise.
“The Marquise looks like the Moon Goddess today.”
“That is an excessive compliment,” Annette remarked. “But thank you. I’m glad.”
“Beauty will always attract attention. I think I will go and see if I can find another so beautiful. Please enjoy the banquet.”
It made it sound as if he had nothing better to do than chase beautiful women, but Annette understood the hint. Railin was saying he had infiltrated the banquet without any trouble and was off to keep an eye on Celestine, as planned. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“Don’t forget, sometimes flowers are devoured, and sometimes they are thrown at the feet of beautiful women,” Railin remarked enigmatically, and departed.
Annette’s eyes narrowed. Of course, sometimes salads and desserts included edible flowers, but she doubted he was commenting on the banquet’s menu. Her eyes went to the rose he had given her, with a strange glinting within.
What was that?
Tucked in the petals at the center of the rose was a tiny amber orb, about the size of a fingernail. Annette’s head cocked to one side as she carefully plucked it out. Railin would not give her anything useless. Quickly, she hid the orb away.
The feast was like a fruit, ripening slowly with time. Annette smiled at all the people around her, but inwardly remained wary.
Raphael still had not returned. She didn’t know where he was now, but it didn’t seem like a good sign. She was prickling with anxiety, and every new person that approached her seemed like they might stab her.
She tried to be careful, but the place was just so crowded. She almost didn’t hear the person calling out to her.