The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 11. Anger (11)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
“I thought you’d wait until I introduced you to him.”
“I was going to do it.”
“Last night, I was thinking how you’re already 23 years old, and thought that you should start preparing for marriage.”
Rihanna added, pointing elegantly at Lisbeth with a salad fork.
“It’s been four years since I got married, and during that time, I’ve been very indifferent to you.”
“You’re older, and if you’re not married, you know what people are going to say.”
“Thanks for your concern, sister.”
Lisbeth smiled and said to Rihanna,
“But I have no plans of getting married yet. Which is why I didn’t reveal anything about my partner yesterday.”
Rihanna stuck her fork in a lettuce from her plate and said naturally.
“But you should bring him soon. I’d like to meet him.”
“What’s wrong with you, sister? I don’t understand why you’re suddenly pushing me.”
“The Peridot necklace you received yesterday seemed quite expensive.”
“What do you mean?”
“If he gave it to you, doesn’t that mean you have a very deep relationship with him?”
Rihanna immediately turned to her husband and asked him.
“You also think the same thing, right?”
“Yes, what do you think?”
Rihanna asked George in a soft voice.
“Aren’t you curious about the man Lisbeth is dating?”
“I think that…”
Rihanna and Lisbeth had their eyes on George. George was very alarmed by the situation. Why was she suddenly asking him these questions? Why was Rihanna suddenly pressuring Lisbeth to get married?
‘I gave her that necklace’.
Because of that fact, George was very anxious. He couldn’t just tell Rihanna, ‘Actually, I was the one that gave her that necklace’.
He hadn’t given his wife an anniversary present yet, but he had given Lisbeth that expensive necklace yesterday? Besides, why would he just tell her now? Anyone would realize that there was something ‘between them’.
‘What should I do?’
For the first time, in the always peaceful meal time, he felt a great pressure, as if he were being strangled. George swallowed his saliva, then looked alternately at Rihanna and Lisbeth. Rihanna had no particular expression on her face, so he couldn’t deduce what she was thinking. Lisbeth was also inexpressive, but her eyes seemed to tell him clearly that she should ‘respond well’.
Finally, George realized he couldn’t delay his answer any longer and spoke up.
“I, I… don’t think it’s necessary to meet him now.”
“Lisbeth doesn’t want to.”
George asked her, after looking at Lisbeth.
“Wouldn’t it be right to wait until she wants to introduce him?”
“It’s true, but I think she’s a little reluctant to get married.”
Rihanna said, as she drew a circle with her index finger on the tablecloth.
“Of course I respect her decision, but as you know, Lisbeth is already 23 years old.”
“I’m afraid that if I don’t rush their marriage, others will talk nonsense.”
“That’s true, but…”
Seeing that George was just spouting meaningless words like a fool, Rihanna directed her attention to Lisbeth. Lisbeth looked puzzled, as if she didn’t understand what Rihanna was thinking.
“Or maybe, Lisbeth…”
Rihanna pretended to speak very carefully.
“You’re not afraid to get married because you separated four years ago, right?”
“If it’s a trauma, you shouldn’t worry. Anyway, it can always be different.”
“Yes, I know. That’s why I’m being more careful.”
Lisbeth explained to Rihanna in a slightly trembling voice.
“Just in case my relationship with him breaks down.”
“Hmm… So, how long should I wait, Lisbeth?”
“It would take a while. As I said yesterday, I will introduce you to him first when I feel it is appropriate.”
“I would have liked to organize a meal with him.”
Rihanna said to Lisbeth in a voice of regret.
“But I understand. If that’s really your intention.”
“I’ll wait until you mention it first.”
But Rihanna thought Lisbeth would never tell her about the man first.
If that happened, the end would be catastrophic. In that case…
‘I need your help’.
Rihanna smiled briefly. Soon after, she put the tomato she had picked up with the fork into her mouth.