The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 16. Anger (16)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
“You look as if I’d forced you to congratulate me. Or is that my idea?”
“What is it, George?”
At that moment, in the midst of the tension, someone else’s voice cut in.
“I think it’s because my sister was shocked. I was very surprised myself. You told the news very suddenly.”
It was Lisbeth. Rihanna looked at Lisbeth with an expressionless face. Lisbeth soon turned her head to establish a counter visual with Rihanna.
This struck her as unpleasant. In the midst of a conflict situation with her husband, she had been defended by the woman with whom her husband was committing adultery.
However, she could not show her displeasure.
“There’s no way I can’t be glad about this. Don’t get me wrong, George.”
“Are you really happy?”
“Of course. You’ve long dreamed of becoming a bureaucrat.”
“Yes, that’s why I gladly accepted the position.”
“Who proposed it to you?”
“Well, Duke McDonnell did.”
Duke McDonnell was a distant relative of George.
“…Well. You’re someone competent.”
Rihanna nodded with a smile. But in her mind, she had a different thought than the answer she had said out loud. Perhaps…
“Yes. They’ve finally recognized my competencies and my potential.”
She was deep in thought, when she heard George’s voice.
Rihanna put her thoughts aside and started talking about other things.
“So, now you won’t be able to work at the hotel?”
“Yes, I can’t help it, are you sad?”
“A little, but nothing can be done.”
Rihanna said with a smile.
“So, it’s okay. I think you’re more suitable for you to work in state affairs than to work in a hotel.”
She had meant it sincerely. George wasn’t much involved in hotel work. As a man who had grown up in a bureaucratic family, replete with arrogance, he was ashamed to work in a private hotel, and not in a Palace. Of course, that doesn’t mean he has a promising performance either.
Rihanna was sure her father would be sad to hear George’s decision to remove himself from hotel management.
“I think you’re right.”
Rihanna’s words had a different connotation, but George didn’t notice and simply smiled. Rihanna asked with a cynical smile.
“When will your first day of work be?”
“Two weeks from today. And there will be a party the week before before I start work.”
“That will be next week. You mean the party to celebrate the inclusion of the new bureaucrats?”
“Yes, I will finally be able to be present at that party.”
“Do you want me to go with you?”
“Of course, who else would I go to that party with? You’re my wife.”
If she had heard this two days ago, she would have been overjoyed, but unfortunately, now it seemed like, ‘I have no choice but to go with you because you’re still my wife’. Still in an excited voice, George added.
“By the way, I’ll finish the handover before, so you don’t have to worry.”
“I’m not worried.”
He didn’t have much important work that he was responsible for anyway.
“At first this surprised me a little, but I’m glad you made your dream come true.”
“Yes. Congratulations, George!”
Lisbeth added excitedly.
“Shouldn’t we drink a little alcohol to celebrate this day?”
“You think so? Rihanna, do you have any of the wine my father-in-law gave away last time?”
“Good, tell him to bring it. We must drink alcohol on a day like today.”
Although reluctant, Rihanna spoke to Mrs. Venigans.
“Bring the wine my father gave last time.”
Soon, Mrs. Venigans brought the best wine that Count Norden had gifted. Rihanna glanced unenthusiastically at the red wine being poured into her glass and then raised it. Next to her, George proposed a toast in an excited voice.
“Now, shall we toast so that I will have a stable and secure bureaucratic life?”
“Right. Let’s toast to the health and happiness of all three of us in the future.”
Rihanna smiled slightly and clinked glasses with both of them. Although something unexpected had happened, it wasn’t bad. Rather, it seemed like a better situation. After all, the higher someone stands, the harder the fall.
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