The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 14. Anger (14)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
The Norden family had a hotel operating in the capital of the Esteraz Empire since the time of their great-grandfather.
It was called Norden Hotel, and would be inherited by Rihanna once her father, the current owner, died. Of course, this was primarily because Rihanna was his firstborn daughter, but also because from the beginning, he didn’t trust that Lisbeth could manage the hotel. So internally, Rihanna was considered the successor from the beginning and she worked in front-line management.
“We have arrived, Lady.”
As she got out of the carriage, Rihanna saw the huge exterior of the Norden Hotel. The Norden’s hotel business, which had started on a small scale during her great-grandfather’s time, had become completely prosperous during her father’s generation. There were even talks about opening a branch. Although it was still only a project, Rihanna really wanted to open a branch while her father was still alive.
“Countess, you came today.”
Upon entering the hotel, an employee who saw Rihanna quickly greeted her.
“You were celebrating your wedding anniversary party yesterday, so I thought you wouldn’t come today…”
“I have to work. Is my father there?”
Rihanna immediately went to Count Norden’s office, knocked on the door and said.
“It’s me, Father.”
“Oh, Rihanna. You can come in.”
As soon as she got permission, Rihanna went inside. As she passed, she saw her father sitting at his desk.
Count Norden, who was not yet over fifty years old, had the same purple hair and green eyes as Lisbeth. As soon as Rihanna saw her father, she remembered Lisbeth.
‘My father would be very surprised if he knew everything’.
Rihanna loved her father very much. A feeling more intense than the resentment she felt for Lisbeth.
Rihanna greeted Count Norden, believing she had made the right decision.
“You’re early, Father.”
“So are you.”
Count Norden smiled as he stared at his daughter.
“Did you have the wedding anniversary party yesterday?”
Rihanna nodded and added.
“You didn’t go, father.”
“I don’t think I could do much at a couples’ party. Did you have a good time yesterday?”
It was the worst wedding anniversary and I’ll never forget it, father.
Rihanna couldn’t tell the truth, so she changed her mind.
“It’s been four years since I got married.”
“I’m glad to know that you two have a good relationship.”
“But Father, I have a question.”
“Do you remember when I first told you that I would marry him? You didn’t like it at first.”
Although he did not object, Count Norden did not seem very happy with Rihanna and George’s marriage. Of course, he never demonstrated this to George and the Royde family. But Rihanna, his daughter, knew this.
“Why bring up something from the past?”
“I was just curious.”
Rihanna smiled superficially and begged.
“That’s a thing of the past, so please tell me.”
“Well, there wasn’t much of a reason. Just that…”
Count Norden was very thoughtful for a moment, but then he opened his mouth.
“When you were getting married, I was worried about his future status in the government.”
Count Royde, George’s father and Rihanna’s father-in-law, was a bureaucrat. George’s grandfather was also a bureaucrat, and his great-grandfather was a bureaucrat. Of course, his great-great-grandfather was also a bureaucrat.
From generation to generation, the Royde’s produced bureaucrats and George was destined to become a bureaucrat from birth. But his dreams were hindered, because he failed every time he tried the bureaucratic examination.
“But now that I think about it, I was unnecessarily worried.”
Eventually, George ended up participating in the management of the Norden Hotel together with Rihanna. The kind father-in-law was trying to strengthen his son-in-law’s pride. Unfortunately, George did not have the ability to adequately correspond to his father-in-law’s consideration.
‘I’m not sure about that.’
Rihanna made a bitter expression briefly.
‘I think you were right.’
After all, Count Norden’s bad feeling about George materialized in a different way.
Unable to tell the truth, Rihanna remained silent.
“Why did you come to work today? You must be tired.”
“I have to work. What’s the use of resting?”
“Did you have a fight with your husband?”
“No, not at all.”
“If you have fought, you must resolve it soon. That’s what married couples should do.”
“…We haven’t fought.”
Rihanna shuddered inside as she heard his words, but kept her tone of voice.
“I only went out because I wanted to work.”
“I see. What brings you here? Do you have something to tell me?”
“Or did you just come to say hello?”
“I have something to tell you.”
“What do you want to tell me? Is it work related?”
Rihanna opened her mouth again after a brief silence.
“It’s something about Lisbeth.”
“Oh, how is Lisbeth?”
“Lisbeth should also get married.”
“Anyway, I have something to tell you about it.”
Rihanna swallowed her saliva and then said.
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