The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 21. A Letter (3)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Scarlet
“Haven’t you received letters from your lover lately?”
Because of Rihanna’s unexpected comment, they both stopped and looked at her. Lisbeth, who got nervous, was fed up with Rihanna’s questions. Thinking this had to end today, she spoke with regret.
“I ended our relationship.”
“You broke up?” Rihanna asked, shocked at the unexpected confession. “Suddenly? Why? It’s not because I mentioned the subject of marriage, right?”
“It’s not for that reason.” Lisbeth argued shrewdly. “We just didn’t fit together in many ways.”
“I see…” Rihanna said regretfully. “It’s a good thing we never met. I got excited in vain.”
“That’s why I didn’t introduce you to him, sister.” Lisbeth explained to Rihanna the circumstances. “Actually, we had some problems.”
“…Really? Now I understand why he sent you a love letter.” Deliberately, Lisbeth did not tell her that the letter had been sent by the pervert. Because if she did, Rihanna would use it as a pretext to talk about marriage. “Fortunately, you separated without any problems.”
“Cheer up, Lisbeth. There are good men everywhere.”
“Thank you, sister. But for the moment…”
“Ah, speaking of which.” Rihanna interrupted Lisbeth spontaneously. “How about I introduce you to someone?”
“Introduce me to someone?”
“Well, I know a fine young nobleman. I think you’ll like him. He is…”
“Sister!” This time, Lisbeth interrupted her. Rihanna stared at her sister. “Why do you desperately want me to get married?”
“…Desperately?” Rihanna’s expression instantly sank. There was a moment of silence at the table. Rihanna, who was staring at Lisbeth intently, broke the silence. “The reason I want you to get married.”
“You really don’t know?”
Lisbeth felt herself stiffen at the penetrating look and the suspicious question. She thought maybe Rihanna asked her that question knowing everything.
But as George had said last time, Rihanna would not solve this quietly, simply by getting her married. Like George, Lisbeth knew Rihanna well. Her sister was quiet and generous, but she would not tolerate an affair between her and her husband.
However, Lisbeth did not feel much affection for her father, Count Norden. Therefore, she overlooked how much Rihanna loved Count Norden and how that love could suppress her anger towards her. Ironically, that fact served to conceal Rihanna’s true intentions. Then, any thoughts Lisbeth had about it quickly disappeared.
Lisbeth spoke up quickly. “I really don’t know. I don’t understand why you’re doing this suddenly.”
“It makes me uncomfortable that you suddenly bring up the subject that I have to get married.”
“Really? Then I think I’ve been very inconsiderate of you.” Rihanna spoke in a calm voice. “But I’ve always thought about it. Every time I heard you say you wouldn’t get married too late, I was reassured. I trusted that you would do it at the right time.”
“However, I didn’t know that you cared so little about getting married that you felt uncomfortable when I talked to you about it. It’s been four years now since you’ve been living in this mansion.”
“Father also wants you to get married as soon as possible.”
Rihanna turned her gaze to George for a moment.
“He wants to meet his grandchildren soon.”
George flinched at her words.
“Sister, you know Lady Bergius, no?”
“Lady Bergius the other day received a letter from the pervert. Surely, you remember that from five years ago…”
“I know. I’ve heard about it.”
“Great. Then you can understand me. I get worried after hearing those stories.” Rihanna asked, looking Lisbeth straight in the eyes. “You haven’t received one of those letters yet, right?”
Lisbeth stared at Rihanna astonished. The memory of the letter she had received came to her mind. However, she couldn’t say anything about it. If she did, her sister would talk about the marriage again.
“Anyway, I’m sure you understand how I feel, Lisbeth. I’m worried that you’ll end up alone forever.”
“I do everything for your sake. You understand, right?”