The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 6. Anger (6)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
“Oh, my God. Really?”
“Yes. I was really surprised to see him before!”
She could tell just by listening that the laughing sound came from a man and a woman. Both spoke sweetly to each other. Normally, she would think, ‘They have a good relationship’ or ‘We are a harmonious family’, but today was different. Rihanna, who had been standing in the same spot for a while, forced herself to enter the dining room.
“So… uh? Sister!”
When she entered the dining room completely, Lisbeth, who was laughing out loud, realized Rihanna’s presence and pretended to be surprised. Lisbeth still had the peridot necklace around her neck. Rihanna smiled, clumsily lifting the corners of her mouth.
“…Were you having dinner?”
“Yes, sister. Did you come because you were hungry? Sit down and eat with us. The food tonight is lovely.”
“No, I didn’t come because I was hungry.”
To avoid suspicion, Rihanna muttered an excuse that she immediately just thought of.
“I was wondering if you two were enjoying your food. Just because I don’t have an appetite, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your dinner.”
“Don’t worry too much about it. Although of course, since you weren’t here, I was worried you were hungry, sister.”
“Are you sure you’re okay?”
Then, George intervened.
“You said you didn’t feel well.”
“…Yes, but I think I feel a little better now.”
Normally, she would have received the question gladly, because it showed that he cared. But now, it just seemed like a forced comment so that his relationship with Lisbeth wouldn’t be discovered.
In fact, there was no sign of genuine concern in George’s eyes. Doesn’t he realize that?
“You paid a lot of attention at the party today. After a good night’s sleep, you will feel good again.”
“Yes, I was very nervous about this party.”
Everything I made was for you. I was trying to bring our relationship back, like when we were newlyweds.
Rihanna swallowed the words she couldn’t say, and said something else.
“Eat slowly and then come up.”
After saying those words, Rihanna turned around. She had somewhere to go. No, to be precise, she had to check something.
As she climbed the stairs, Rihanna accelerated her steps. A moment later, her feet reached George’s chambers. Rihanna took a deep breath. She opened the door quietly and entered. Fortunately, the place was empty.
‘Before, it was on the desk’.
If he had tried to give her the necklace, he wouldn’t have taken it anywhere else. But when Rihanna finally arrived at George’s office, she found the desk empty and plunged into despair.
So, in reality, the owner of the necklace was Lisbeth.
As Rihanna realized this, her balance shifted and she slightly staggered due to shock. At the same time, she heard a few steps approaching. Rihanna glanced nervously at the place where the sound was coming from.
“…What are you doing here?”
It was George, who appeared shortly afterwards. He looked at her as if she had invaded his territory. He shouldn’t look at his wife that way, at least if he loved her.
Rihanna felt more desperate when she saw him, but pretended as if nothing was happening and smiled awkwardly.
“Ah… I’ve been waiting for you.”
“People who are sick should not rest in their rooms.”
George approached Rihanna saying those words, and then asked her.
“Are you sure you don’t have to call a doctor?”
“…Yes, that’s fine.”
“Did you come because you had something to say?”
Pretending with all her might not to know what was going on, Rihanna asked.
“What are you curious about?”
“What you said earlier at the party. That you have a present for me.”
“What is it? Can you give it to me now?”
Due to Rihanna’s request, George’s expression became clearly confused.
With those words, Rihanna’s heart plummeted.