The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 4. Anger (4)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
“Yes, this has never happened to me before. It suddenly occurred to me this morning…”
“You must have worked very hard on the preparations for today’s party.”
Mrs. McCarthy asked Rihanna in a compassionate voice.
“Are you feeling dizzy? Do you want me to call your doctor?”
“Oh, no. I’m fine.”
Rihanna said, and then smiled as naturally as she could.
“I’ll be fine soon. We can’t let this ruin a fun party, can we?”
“How can you say that? There’s nothing more important than your health.”
“Thank you so much for caring, Mrs. McCarthy.”
“Are you okay, Rihanna?”
George belatedly expressed his concern. Rihanna stared at her husband.
‘…In fact, it took you quite a while to ask’.
She found him as obnoxious as Lisbeth. Rihanna responded without revealing her true thoughts.
“Yes. Were you concerned?”
“Of course I was. You suddenly staggered…”
“Sister, are you sure you’re alright?”
“Yes. I’m fine.”
Her voice sounded much better than before. Rihanna didn’t know if she should be happy about this. She smiled impassively like an actor in a play and continued to talk as if nothing had happened.
“If it happens again, I’ll call the doctor.”
“Lady, even if it’s a mild symptom, you should get it checked out immediately. By the time it worsens, it will be too late.”
“Thank you for your concern, Mrs. McCarthy. I’ll keep that in mind.”
How ridiculous. For Rihanna, only Mrs. McCarthy showed genuine concern, and her husband and twin sister’s worries were superficial.
If these two people really had a relationship, they’re basically cheating and secretly committing adultery. And it surely has been going on for a long time.
Once again, Rihanna felt nauseous, but did her best to avoid having her feelings reflected in her face.
“By the way, I also have a present for my sister.”
Lisbeth’s words changed the atmosphere. Rihanna looked at the present Lisbeth handed to her.
It was a small black box. Mrs. McCarthy exclaimed.
“Oh, my goodness! You really are a good sister, Lady Lisbeth.”
“Thank you. I really want to take care of my sister this year.”
‘Why? Do you feel guilty about having an affair with my husband?’
Rihanna almost blurted, but tightly pressed her lips. She couldn’t act recklessly. At least for now. Because it was not yet certain if they indeed have a relationship.
…Currently, it was only a ‘probable’ suspicion and speculation.
With trembling hands, Rihanna opened the small box she had received from Lisbeth. Then, as she looked at the contents of the box, a slight sigh escaped her lips.
“It’s a peridot brooch, isn’t it?”
“Do you like it?”
“…Did you give me a peridot for some reason?”
“Yes. It is the jewel of may, and it also symbolizes the happiness of the couple.”
Lisbeth smiled brightly and explained to Rihanna.
“I think it’s a jewel that suits you on a day like today. Don’t you like peridot?”
In fact, she had no particular opinion about the jewel.
“I like it.”
But starting today, she would hate it. Rihanna just smiled, lifting the corners of her mouth.
“I like it very much. I will use it often.”
“I’m glad to hear that.”
“Why did you think of a present with that meaning?”
“It is because I think that 80% of the satisfaction that can come from a present is based on the meaning that is implied in it.”
Lisbeth added, very proud of her decision.
“I’m so glad you like it. Don’t you have any presents, George?”
“Oh, I’ll give it to her later. You don’t need to concern yourself with that, Lisbeth.”
“Concerned? I know how well you treat my sister, George.”
As they both smiled and talked, Rihanna handed the brooch she had received from Lisbeth to the maid next to her. Lisbeth saw this, and said.
“You should try it on now, sister. I think the brooch matches with your dress.”
“Yes, Lady. I think it also matches with the necklace I gave you.”
Honestly, Rihanna wanted to throw the brooch in the trash immediately. Did they want her to wear that brooch and smile in front of all these people? She would feel worse than a monkey in a zoo.
Rihanna was embarrassed by a fact that perhaps no one knew. However, obviously, Lisbeth and George should know, so it would not be true to say that ‘no one knows’.
Rihanna thought for a moment and gestured to the maid. The maid quickly approached Rihanna and placed a beautiful peridot brooch on her chest.
“It is very beautiful, Lady Rihanna. It suits you very well.”
“Thank you for the compliment, Mrs. McCarthy.”
“Lady Lisbeth has very good taste. Surely, you must really like the present.”
Rihanna could not respond to those words, and only smiled silently. At this moment, Mrs. McCarthy’s words did not sound like mere praise. She heard an auditory hallucination, where everyone was making fun of her.