The Three Are Living A Married Life — Chapter 7. Anger (7)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Eyljee
“The dress I ordered hasn’t arrived yet.”
“…It hasn’t arrived yet?”
“Yes. I ordered it from a foreign land. Although, the ships might be delayed if the sea is rough.”
“…I know. So for that reason, it couldn’t arrive on time?”
“Yes. I’m sorry. I should have thought of it and ordered it earlier…”
With a look of regret, George gently embraced Rihanna and apologized.
In her husband’s arms, Rihanna had two opposing opinions. She wanted to believe her suspicion. But at the same time, she was uncomfortable because she thought he was lying to her.
Which was right? Maybe she was fooling herself, and she already knew the right one.
Regardless of whether George was lying or not, she decided that it’s better to hide her doubts for now.
“I’m glad you prepared a wedding anniversary present.”
“In fact, I’ve prepared something for you, too.”
“What is it? You didn’t have to prepare me…”
“I’ll show you tonight. You’ll come to the bedroom later, won’t you?”
At these words, George carefully pulled Rihanna from his arms. Rihanna looked at her husband with an expressionless face. Somehow he seemed a little embarrassed, or was she mistaken?
“What do you… mean by that?”
“You know what day it is.”
Rihanna added with a smile.
“So I think it would be very meaningful to conceive a baby today.”
“Oh… you’re right. Because today is our wedding anniversary.”
“Is there a problem?”
“Besides, the doctor said that today is the best day to conceive a child.”
“Do you remember? Originally, it was always around this time.”
“I know. I know.”
George asked, smiling awkwardly.
“Can’t we put it off… until next time?”
She expected this reaction. Rihanna had thought ahead of time that perhaps George would refuse to spend the night with her.
But hearing those words directly from her husband’s mouth, she felt worse than she thought. It wasn’t a question of her loving him or wanting to sleep with him, but of her pride.
Rihanna’s face became rigid. For a brief moment, she lost control of her expression.
She lowered her voice a bit, and asked again.
“Is there a problem?”
“No. There is no problem.”
Rihanna looked at George with an expression on her face that seemed to say, ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’
“The problem is with you.”
An answer she didn’t expect. Rihanna swallowed her saliva with perplexity and asked.
“Yes, you said you didn’t feel well.”
‘…Oh, that’s the excuse’. Rihanna stared at George, who was pretending to be worried about her.
“If you’re unwell and moved hastily, wouldn’t that be bad for your health?”
“I’m fine. I feel almost recovered.”
“No. Your health is more important than anything else.”
Then George hugged Rihanna again.
“You know what I feel, right? I want to live longer with you.”
Rihanna asked, stretching out her words, almost unintelligible.
“So today… Am I going to sleep alone?”
“Can’t we just… sleep together?”
Because he was hugging her, Rihanna had her face against his chest, so she could keep her expression hidden. Her voice was soft.
“It’s our wedding anniversary.”
“…Right. It’s our wedding anniversary.”
When he repeated the words she had said, his voice sounded strange. After saying that, George immediately asked.
“But wouldn’t it be uncomfortable for you to just sleep with me?”
“Why would it be uncomfortable?”
Rihanna asked, as if she couldn’t understand.
“We are a couple.”
“We’re a married couple. But how we sleep is a totally personal matter.”
“What do you mean by that?”
“You know, I can’t sleep well when there’s someone next to me.”
“That’s why we had a lot of difficulties when we were newlyweds. Do you remember?”
“So… Will I sleep alone tonight too?”
“Do you want me to sing you a lullaby?”
Rihanna held back her laughter. And after she left George’s arms, she spoke in a calm tone.
“No, you’re right. We’ve been using separate rooms.”
Anyone would have noticed the disgust in her words. Rihanna had been repressing her emotions, but it was difficult for her to hide them perfectly as she thought.
George asked, looking Rihanna in the face. – This novel is translated into NovelUtopia
“Are you in a bad mood?”
“I’m not in a bad mood.”
She found George’s attitude of considering this as if she was in a ‘bad mood’ unpleasant.
Technically, she was not in a ‘bad mood’, she felt ‘anger’. But this man probably wouldn’t realize it until the end.
If she stayed longer in this place, she might start to show strange signs. The best thing she could do was to pretend to be upset and leave. Rihanna shook her head and quickly left George’s office. When she left George’s chambers completely and closed the door quietly…
Suddenly, Lisbeth’s face was before Rihanna’s eyes.
With her emotions heightened by the face-to-face encounter with George, Rihanna had held the doorknob very tightly until she regained her composure. Since Lisbeth could not observe the part behind Rihanna, it seemed that she had not realized this fact.
“Why are you here?”
It took Lisbeth a while to answer.
“To find you, sister.”
At that time, the situation that had occurred earlier, overlapped with the current one.
‘Did Lisbeth really come looking for me?’