I Sacrificed My Life, But He Was A Tyrant - Chapter 25
Looking at Rosin and Butler’s shocked face, Ulysse added.
“That’s why I don’t want Navian to meet His Highness Signus. Even if he used to be a good person, I can’t trust him right now.”
Ulysse swept his hair up with a distressed look.
“I should have taken her and ran away.”
Since a much bigger danger might await Navian.
Then the butler asked as if he couldn’t understand.
“Then why didn’t you just run away? We will follow you no matter what.”
“…There’s a bigger problem.”
“What is it…”
“Navian…seems to care about His Highness.”
The butler and Rosin looked very surprised.
“Does my lady care about His Highness?”
“I’m sure of it.”
Ulysse said in a subdued voice.
“That child, who only spent time in her room, suddenly woke up when she heard that His Highness had become the Crown Prince, and she didn’t seem to be bothered about her engagement. She didn’t cry or whine about it. That’s enough proof.”
And then the butler asked in a cautious tone.
“Do you mean that my lady has her heart for His Highness?”
“I don’t know, but…”
Ulysse countenance became dark.
“Based on the truth…”
The sky showed the truth. It was an absolute truth.
The interpretation of star arrangement depends on people who read it. And Ulysse was one of the only two people who could read the star constellation precisely and infer what would happen correctly.
So he was always proud and confident in his ability to read the sky.
Ulysse closed his somber eyes.
However, unexpected situations could always occur at any time.
Navian engagement to Signus was really unexpected.
The same was true before that.
He was busy treating others without knowing that his younger sister was on her deathbed.
I can’t let you go through that again.
I have to look at the sky movement, figure out the star arrangement, and separate you from Signus no matter what it takes.
“Because I’m your brother.”
I can’t lose my precious sister.
Even if I’m punished for reading the sky movement for my own interest.
The silence enveloped them.
The butler, who was silently looking at Ulysse’s grim expression, opened his mouth first.
“Then, let’s do this.”
“Let’s break them up.”
Break them up?
Looking at the two at loss, the butler explained further.
“My lady has been leading a peaceful life. A magnificent and provocative existence called a tyrant suddenly appeared in her calm life, how could she not be blinded by it?”
That’s right. Ulysse and Rosin nodded.
“You just have let her know that it’s not good at all. That it’s just a temporary illusion.”
Ulysse’s eyes shone at his words.
“Do you mean we should reveal how much of a psycho His Highness is?”
“That’s right. Our young master is a genius!”
The butler expressed his admiration. Meanwhile, Rosin, who stood at a distance, asked with a doubtful face.
“But how are we going to break them up?”
“By showing His Highness’ ugly side to my lady.”
Rosin tilted his head.
“But we know that she has been through all of that.”
Signus dug through her wound, grabbed her and almost took off her clothes. Not to mention, he did that on their first meeting.
“His Highness must have some weaknesses.”
The butler lowered his voice.
“There is no one in the world who is perfect. Who knows? There may be something that makes her lose interest in His Highness.”
So Rosin asked with a skeptical face.
“Well…maybe he’s scared of bugs? Or maybe he exaggerates a lot? Or he’s actually very ignorant?”
The butler shrugged casually.
“Maybe she’ll wake up if she sees that kind of side from him.”
Ulysse quickly agreed with him, while Rosin stood there with an expression as if he had enough of their nonsense.
How can he come up with that nonsense?
Rosin would rather believe that Ulysse went to the war than Signus scared of bugs.
The butler, who did not know Rosin’s mind, did not stop talking nonsense.
“Young master is a genius in medicine. His Majesty is excellent, but since he can’t read the celestial energy, I can’t help but think that both are in the same league.”
The butler continued to praise him.
“If his ugly sides get revealed slowly and she loses affection….”
Ulysse’s face brightened with hope.
“We need to gather more opinions. Let’s find out His Highness’ weaknesses!”
Looking at the naive and silly figure, Rosin scratched his head.
“I’m sorry, but….”
When he was about to say that it’ll be better to get rid of that terrible plan if they wanted to live longer, the outside was becoming noisy.
“Navian! You’re safe!”
The three of them glanced at each other before rushing out of the room.
A man with long legs stepped into the mansion.
Signus, whose grand appearance caught everyone’s attention, looked around the mansion with haughty eyes.
Nevertheless, the marquis was unfazed by it.
Because the marquis’s eyes only contained me, who were held by Signus.
“Oh my god.”
“My lady’s condition…”
The servant covered their mouth in shock upon seeing my bandaged face.
Watching the marquis’ expression become as pale as a ghost, I repeated what I had been saying since earlier.
“Please put me down.”
“I told you to stay still.”
“I told you to put me down.”
“Why? Do you want to fall again?”
Signus twisted his mouth.
“You kept insisting that you can walk on your own, but you fell down after one step,”
“Tell me if you want to break your neck so bad. I’ll do it for you.”
At that time, there was a thudding sound. Ulysse, the butler and the captain came running.
But the three abruptly stopped.
As expected, Ulysse’s face extremely distorted upon seeing my face. His hands, which only used to treat people, were clenched fiercely.
“By the way,”
A languid voice broke the suffocating atmosphere.
“Aren’t you a noble? But why is this mansion so shabby?”
“Are you short of money to be living in such a place?”
After glancing at the marquis’ expression, I thought to myself.
‘Shamelessly made that comment when you were the one who broke into someone’s house….’
“Well, I’ll ask that later.”
When Signus gestured his head, Ulysse turned his body to guide him to the room.
Ulysse, who guided us to his medical office, looked very angry.
‘I guess you’re angry because he said we don’t have money.’
“Open your mouth.”
Ulysse examined the inside of my mouth and frowned.
“Your throat is really swollen. Drink a lot of warm water, and don’t talk for the time being.”
“Avoid spicy food, too. Or your inner cheek will be hurt.”
Then Ulysse murmured quietly as if he forgot that he was a doctor.
“…lips chapped and bruised everywhere. The child really turned into a porridge.”
I averted my gaze instantly. I was the one who hurt my face after all.
Then, I made eye contact with Mary, who was looking anxiously outside the room.
‘Don’t tell them I fell out of bed! If I get caught, I’ll die!’
When I prayed earnestly hoping that my message would be conveyed to her, she connected her thumb and index finger into a circle, making an okay sign.
I felt relieved. When I get healthier and make money later, I should treat her to a delicious meal.
But Ulysse murmured.
“Who are those bastards? They all die if they get caught.”
Everyone’s eyes were on Signus, who was watching with his arm folded.
“They all died.”
Tsk. Ulysse clicked his tongue.
Tsk? Did he just show that attitude to Signus?
Suddenly, I remembered our conversation in the carriage.
‘Don’t hesitate, Navian. When someone approaches you, scream on top of your lungs, pour hot tea into their face or do whatever you want.’
‘Don’t worry about the aftermath. I’m confident I can take care of it.’
I got chills down my spine. Even surgical knives and sharp scissors on a silver tray looked like weapons.
Ulysse examined my arms, not knowing I was terrified of him.
“It seems they used drugs. I can see the signs of injection here. The paralysis hasn’t gone away completely, so it must be a terrible drug.”
Ulysse glanced furtively at Signus and asked.
“How did you know the ingredients for detoxification?”
“Only an idiot doesn’t know it.” Signus answered nonchalantly.
“Yes, obviously.” Ulysse also replied nonchalantly.
And they were indirectly saying that everyone in the room except both of them were a bunch of idiots, including me.
“How much did you feed her?”
Ulysse, who was trimming herbs, clicked his tongue.
“I can’t believe you know the ingredients as well as the proper dosage. You’re uselessly smart.”
Signus probably couldn’t hear his ramble, but I looked at his reaction just in case. If he knew that Ulysse had been talking ill about him, he might cut Ulysse’ neck.
But Signus only looked at me expressionlessly.
“Let’s feed you some medicine while waiting for the herbs to boil.”
When Ulysse picked the pill with a tweezer, I closed my mouth shut. I felt like that tweezer was going to prick the inside of my mouth.
My trust in Ulysse had vanished ever since he told me to pour tea on someone’s face.
“It doesn’t hurt. Don’t you trust me?”
Yeah. I can’t trust you at all. It’ll be better if you just leave it be. Just put it away!
Obviously, nobody could hear my mind, and that tweezer slowly approached my mouth.
“Don’t be scared. It’s safe to swallow.”
While I just stared at the tweezer and refused to open my mouth, Signus stretched out his arm.
Beautiful fingers took away the pill and put it on his own tongue. After chewing it several times, he swallowed the pill.
At his calm appearance, Ulysse looked like he wanted to ask Signus if he was crazy.
“Wait- why are you…”
“Because I have a lot of doubts.”
Signus crossed his arms, and the room was enshrouded in silence once again.