How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 228. Candy
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
“He’s asleep again. He must be tired from losing so much blood.”
Annette grasped her father’s other hand. He was much cooler than usual, and she rubbed his hand in her own as she turned to Claire.
“It’s a blessing that you’re safe!” exclaimed Claire, smiling.
“It’s all thanks to you. How long ago did you arrive in Deltium? I hardly expected you to pop out of the bushes, I was so surprised.”
Remembering Claire’s sudden appearance, Annette laughed. Her sister-in-law seemed like some heroine out of legend. Even as she thought it, Claire reached over to pinch Annette’s small chin as if she were a man.
“Didn’t I tell you that your sister-in-law would protect you? Did you forget?”
Claire hadn’t been able to do anything when Celestine was kidnapped and Annette was blamed for it. That was why she had raced to Deltium, even beginning her journey before dawn.
Celestine’s chest swelled with pride. This time, she had succeeded.
“Thank you so much.” A slight smile touched Annette’s lips, but her thanks was from the heart. “If it hadn’t been for your help, this might not have ended well.”
Of course, that wasn’t wholly true. Annette had accomplished a great deal on her own, rescuing Celestine with her own small strength, and vigorously defended herself against all the King’s accusations.
But none of that mattered. A little exaggeration would please her sister-in-law, and Claire grinned from ear to ear.
“It’s only natural. I will always protect my little sister-in-law.”
Annette wondered if Arjen had planned this. The only person who could foresee so much from so far away was Arjen.
Annette also did not mention this. The two of them knew each other so well, they seemed like true sisters. At that moment, there was a false cough from behind them.
Raphael was feeling a little neglected.
Annette’s gaze had gone to Railin first, and then to Claire. His wife had too many friends. Raphael glared fiercely down at Claire, and she gave him a triumphant smile. Posted only on NovelUtopia.com
“…Raphael?” Annette asked.
“Tell me,” Raphael said, as if he hadn’t been glaring at Claire an instant before. Annette couldn’t imagine what he had actually been thinking about, and lowered her eyelashes shyly.
“I’m grateful for your protection, Raphael.”
“I’m sorry I’m late,” Raphael began. “You must have been so scared…”
“…but as soon as I saw your face, I calmed down because I knew you would save us,” Annette finished.
Abashed, Raphael smiled and kissed her cheek. This beautiful woman always knew just what to say. She was perfect in every way.
It made him feel as lovesick as a teenager, and he longed to be alone with her. The taste of her body was so sweet, like the first time he had ever tasted candy. Like a bee drawn to a flower, he could not take his eyes away from her.