How to Tame My Beastly Husband — Chapter 68. Conversation (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
“Oh, my head…did I fall asleep? Priestess Louise?”
Clutching her temples, Celestine didn’t immediately understand what had happened. It seemed she had mistaken Annette for Louise, dressed as they were in the same robes. Calmly, Annette removed her mask, suppressing a tremor in her hand.
Celestine’s eyes widened. Annette felt immense satisfaction at seeing the shock in her face, as if she had forgotten how to breathe. Smiling, she sat down across from Celestine.
“It’s been a while, Celestine. Or should I call you Your Highness…?”
“What the hell are you doing? What are you doing to me again?!”
Instantly. Annette was appalled. She had never done anything to Celestine, and had suspected that Celestine had planned the kidnapping herself, to get Annette out of her way. Wasn’t Celestine avoiding her because she felt guilty, or was afraid of Annette openly accusing her?
But Celestine made a convincing victim, recoiling in fright so hard she nearly fell out of her chair, her whole body trembling. All Annette needed was for the future Crown Princess to fall and break her neck. Quickly, she grabbed her arm.
“Calm down, you’ll hurt yourself.”
But as soon as her hand touched her, Celestine shook her off hysterically and fell off the chair onto her backside rather than on her head. Rapidly, she crawled away, as if she hadn’t even noticed the hurt.
“Don’t touch me! Get away from me! What do you want, haven’t you already done enough? Help me! Is anyone there? Help!”
She screamed so loudly that Annette rushed over to cover her mouth, her heart racing at Celestine’s disgusting exaggeration. Frozen, she turned to listen to see if anyone was coming. It didn’t seem the guards outside the room had awakened. Posted only on NovelUtopia
“Hmmmm!!!” Celestine struggled against Annette’s hand. The two women were of similar size, so it was not easy for Annette to subdue her. Conversation was impossible while she was panicking like this, anyway.
“Shhh,” Annette said, trying to calm her. Her voice was soft. “I’m not going to do anything to you. I just wanted five minutes to talk to you alone. I’ll leave as soon as I ask you a few questions, I promise.”
Celestine did not believe her. Well, who would take the word of someone who had infiltrated a Temple in disguise, and somehow managed to put everyone nearby to sleep? Celestine would have to be an idiot to not be suspicious.
Annette jerked back as the frightened woman bit her hand so hard, it hurt even through her gloves. Annette was confused. She had never expected Celestine to react this way.
“Listen to me, Lady Keers,” she said, thinking quickly. “I swear in the name of Odessa that I will not harm you. I’m a believer, just like you.”
Again, she thought, shine with all her might, bringing the bright light to her hand. The bracelet had certainly come in useful today. As she saw the divine glow, Celestine stopped struggling. She really was a devout believer. Hesitantly, she removed her teeth from Annette’s hand.
“Thank you. I’m going to let go of you now,” Annette said. “I will never hurt you, so please don’t scream. Like I said, I will leave as soon as I’ve asked a few questions.”
Celestine nodded a little, though she was still trembling. Slowly, Annette removed her hand, prepared to clap it over her mouth again if Celestine tried to scream. A piece of her glove came loose, bitten through, but Annette didn’t bother to retrieve it. She had been cautious enough to wear cheap gloves, easily acquired, which no one could trace if they were found.
For a moment, Annette eyed the other woman. She didn’t scream, but her face was pale, and her teeth were clenched. Her fear looked utterly genuine.
Annette was very confused.