The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 5. Anger (5)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
The party went on until late afternoon.
Rihanna spent the day entertaining the guests, struggling not to think about her husband and sister’s relationship. To pass off today’s party without any problems, she tried to convince herself to stop thinking about it, since it is more likely that she would pose a problem during the party and be perceived as a hysterical woman.
“See you again, Lady Lisbeth. I had so much fun today.”
“Yes, me too. Come back safely, Mrs. McCarthy.”
“Have a happy wedding anniversary.”
The ‘happy wedding anniversary’ greeting saddened her. Because the moment she became suspicious of her husband and sister’s affair, such emotion is now impossible to feel.
Finally, all the guests had left and only her family stayed at Royde Mansion. But, ironically, Rihanna felt much more comfortable during the day with the guests. After everyone returned home, it was time to face reality.
“You really worked hard today, sister.”
Rihanna looked at her sister’s smiling face, which she found abhorrent. Until just six hours ago, she had been her lovely twin sister. But now, her beautiful smile seemed a repugnant farce to her. Rihanna lifted the corners of her mouth with more difficulty than before.
“You should be tired too, so come in and rest.”
“Rest? We have to eat dinner, sister.”
“Oh, I’m thinking of skipping dinner tonight…”
“Why? Are you sick or something?”
“No. I’ve eaten too much during the day. Am I the only one who’s full?”
Rihanna was trying to avoid spending time with her sister as naturally as possible. The peridot necklace that hung around Lisbeth’s neck looked splendid even at this moment. Rihanna added, deliberately avoiding looking at the necklace.
“I’m feeling a little sick, so I’m going to rest a little early. I must have worked very hard in the preparation of today’s party.”
“Oh, I understand. It’s true sister, you have made an irrational effort in the preparation of this party.”
Lisbeth then asked Rihanna with a worried look.
“Do you want me to call your doctor? I’ve been worried about your condition since earlier.”
“Why a doctor? I’ll be fine. I’ll get better soon if I get some rest.”
After saying those words, Rihanna was about to return to her room, when she suddenly uttered the following words unconsciously.
“Dinner… with him.”
‘Dinner with my husband’, Rihanna had often uttered these words over the past four years. However, in the present situation, remembering those moments, a chill ran down her spine.
If the two really had an intimate relationship, when did it start? Did he say anything casually that might have been conducive to their relationship? Even those words helped them to have direct contact? In a short period of time, all sorts of thoughts invaded Rihanna’s mind.
Lisbeth responded calmly, and Rihanna swallowed. Then, Rihanna forced a smile on her lips, and went to her room, pretending she was fine.
But when Rihanna was left all alone in her own space, her legs weakened and she sat on the floor, paralyzed. She couldn’t even reach the bed, so she stayed in front of the door. Rihanna buried her face in her knees. She could hear her heart beating fast and hard.
‘…Let’s think calmly’.
In moments like this, one must trust in reason. By acting rashly, someone is likely to make a mistake.
‘First of all, there is not enough evidence that the two of them are having an affair’.
She could use the necklace Lisbeth had received as evidence. But it could be considered as irrelevant since they would most likely justify it as them getting along very well, so George could have given it to her as a gift.
Of course, it was obnoxious that he had given that present to his sister, when they were having their wedding anniversary today. Also, he had not yet given his wife a gift.
‘No. I might be assuming that George gave the necklace to Lisbeth’.
First of all, the person who gave the necklace to Lisbeth might not have been George. There were probably more necklaces with that design.
‘Above all, this is impossible. That you two are cheating on me’.
Lisbeth was her twin sister. Just thinking about it made her feel bad, so Rihanna held the hem of her dress tightly for a second.
However, analysing the situation more calmly, she considered that it was not ‘impossible’. She simply hadn’t realized it because she had discarded the gossip that was flowing around her. Since she was not involved, she ignored them. It seemed that affairs between family members happened more often than she thought.
Rihanna took a deep breath and tried to calm her mind.
First, let’s find the proof. Until then, I will reserve any judgment.
Of course, in her mind, the two were already having an affair. Even in the unlikely event that George had selflessly given that necklace to Lizbeth, the fact that he had given her that expensive necklace on a day like today, was enough to destroy the trust she had in her husband.
However, the evidence of the heart and the physical evidence were very different. Rihanna bit her lip and stood up.
Rihanna opened the door and left, heading to the dining room. Her heart was beating so hard with every step she took, she felt like she was collapsing. And soon after, when she arrived around the dining room, she felt the blood from her entire body freeze.