How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 66. Infiltration (3)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Surrounded by the crowds, Annette searched for Railin. Somehow, she thought he would help her out of this predicament, but he had disappeared. Her heart fluttered with anxiety, and suddenly, someone grabbed her arm.
“There you are! We’ve been looking all over for you. The ceremony is about to begin, and you’re still here?”
Who is this?
Annette’s pupils trembled. A woman in a priestess’s robes like hers was pretending to know her. At first, she thought it might have been Railin again, but the voice was unmistakably a woman’s. Annette wondered if she might have mistaken Annette for another priestess. Posted only on NovelUtopia
I can’t talk, she’ll find me out if she hears my voice.
Bowing apologetically, Annette followed her. At least she was able to escape from the crowd with the priestess’s help. And she seemed to be quite a high rank in the Odessa temple; people were clearing a path on both sides wherever she went.
Annette’s heart was pounding with fear that the priestess would speak to her. It seemed so loud, she wondered if she could hear her heartbeat. But luckily the priestess asked no questions as they entered the temple. There were many people inside, but even so, it seemed only select believers were permitted to enter. Turning a corner, they came to a more secluded area, and the priestess finally released Annette’s arm.
What should I do now?
Annette fidgeted anxiously. She had come this far under the pretense of the ceremony, but Annette was not a priestess. She knew nothing of these religious rites. And if her identity was revealed under these circumstances, her life would be over. Nervously, she watched as the priestess lifted a hand.
For a moment, she panicked, thinking the other woman might strike her.
But the priestess was only lifting her hand to show the ring she was wearing. For a moment, Annette was confused, until she recognized the symbol on the ring.
Annette also had a ring engraved with the letter S. Apparently the priestess before her also belonged to the Guild of Secrets.
“Shh,” the priestess said cautiously. “Your request was for our aid in infiltrating the temple, and we have completed that task. What happens now is entirely in madam’s hands. I hope you will take care of yourself.”
Her voice was politely clerical. Annette wondered if she was a priestess with a side job, or a member of the Guild of Secrets who was just pretending to be a priestess. But either way, the woman left before Annette had time to ask any questions.
Alone, Annette looked around cautiously. Peeking around the corner of the corridor, she saw a sign in the distance that said Second Chapel. She pulled a map from her pocket of the Odessa temple, reviewing the path again.
Turn right here, and then down two corridors…the third room from the left.
According to the information Railin had provided, Celestine Keers was a devout believer.
When she visited the temple, she would meet alone with a priest named Louis to confide all her fears. He had guided her since childhood. The temple was a place used as a confessional for members of the aristocracy, and they were treated with as much deference as the royal family.
The future Crown Princess is a devotee of this temple. Surely, the Odessa temple must treat Celestine well.
She hoped the temple would receive considerable preference in return, if Celestine became Queen.
But Annette wasn’t interested in that. There was only one thing she wanted to know.
Had Celestine been the one to ruin her life by faking her own kidnapping?
Cautiously, Annette walked through the halls, occasionally glancing at her map. Finally, she arrived at her destination.
But the moment she found the third room on the left, her eyes grew wide as saucers.
The hall of confession rooms was blocked off.
By Celestine’s guards.