My Husband Hides His Beauty - Chapter 12
Translator and Editor: Skye and Mikki
‘Erden isn’t here…?’
Leticia’s heart ached.
As expected, bad things have happened!
She had thought.
“What is this?!”
Casaro came from the kitchen while running. Before she knew it, she had double swords on both sides of her waist.
“I didn’t think there’s someone who can attack us.”
Alexa also hurried into the hall surrounded by guards.
“Let’s evacuate for now!”
There was a creepy sound coming out of nowhere, it sounded like a bug’s murmur.
Leticia, the three grandmothers, and maids left the strange noise and entered the shelter inside the hall. The soldiers of the castle ran behind.
“What is going on so suddenly?”
The soldiers answered Alexa’s question.
“It’s giant ants! Three months ago, the annihilated ones suddenly reappeared from the ground!”
Everyone was surprised.
Alexa hurriedly maneuvered the wizards on one side of the shelter. The scene outside reflected in a mirror.
Leticia freaked out.
She could see giant ant monsters. They came with the sunshine and gathered in a huddle outside the city and she thought it was gross.
The three grandmothers and all the soldiers were staring at the magic wielders while being stiff. But it was different from the view of Leticia.
Bastian pointed to the ant leader.
“There’s that head-stabbed boss over there! That’s definitely it! They’re the ones who were swept away by the sandstorms that came after our forces! This is ridiculous. It’s clear that not a single one has survived at that time!”
“Let’s say that they were alive! Let’s say that they’ve been hiding for three months since then, that’d make even more sense, but is that even possible?”
Casaro also raised questions.
“They must’ve deceived us with some evil powers. Maybe they have an artifact?”
Alexa murmured and looked back at the soldiers.
“Did you contact the Lord?”
“Yes! I’ve blown the messenger away. But how far can he be…”
It was then…
The soldier readied their magic wands and aimed fire at the ants.
The giant ant’s army was setting fire everywhere. Their deeds were clearly visible in the bright flames.
A group of people clung to the outer wall of the castle and glued together with a strange lump of mud. A new white giant ant was seen climbing over it and sitting down.
The three grandmothers were furious.
“Damn it! It was all planned! I didn’t expect them to drag their queen and get in the house! They waited for the Lord to go on an expedition!”
“We can’t wait! They’re looting! Once they build their backup, it’s only a matter of time before they destroy our perimeters!”
“This is an emergency!”
Bastian shouted vigorously.
“We can’t let a demon race build a nest on the outer wall of our castle! I’ll stop them at all costs!”
The silver-haired nanny raised a spear with one hand and naturally exuded confidence and dignity. Her soft like aura is nowhere to be seen with what she acted.
There was no hero in this castle who had more combat experience besides Bastian right now. They all followed her command naturally.
“Guardian, how many soldiers can we mobilize now?”
“Not that much. This is a situation in which most of the troops have followed the Lor-“
“We need to make the most of our firepower with a small force! Gather all the weapons in the castle! Look for any trophies to use!”
The soldiers rushed out with her orders.
Leticia finally woke up in a trance.
There is no time to be obsessed with trauma.
Everyone is fighting hard.
It’s not time to just look around. She had to do what she could.
With her resolve, her eyes tightened, and memorized the situation
After a while, the soldiers returned.
They brought all the boxes with firearms that they will use against the monsters. Every single thing that is available to be used, it had all been brought out.
It was then a soldier spilled a box that was titled ‘imp.’ A water gun rolled out on it and there was a mess.
Leticia’s eyes grew wide.
It was full of dust, which was peculiar. It just looked like that when she eyed it from every angle.
It was an old object which had saved her life.
‘Is that really it?’
Leticia approached quickly. Ah, she picked up the muddy metal container that everyone wouldn’t want to pick.
What she thought was right.
It was the same thing they found in the imp cart.
Why is there so much butane gas rolling around in the wilderness of this world?
There must be some story behind it. She could hardly guess what was going on after the war.
Anyway, what is important now is that it was present.
Suddenly there seemed to be a glimmer of light.
At this very moment, the giant ants were shouting loudly outside.
The sound was transmitted through the magic wand. The rumbling sound and slanders were slowly unifying into one.
“Bride! Bride! Bride!”
It was forming into a single word which is ‘bride’.
“Are you getting married without our permission?”
“Come out and say hello!”
“If you don’t come in, we are coming in instead!”
There was a vulgar sound that resounded wildly.
The three grandmothers, who were packing up their weapons and planning strategies, turned to Leticia. Casaro looked at her with one eye.
“Don’t worry about it. It’s just a provocation for us.”
Then she pulled out her two knives and shouted.
“Brothers of Halstead! Let’s get out of here!”
All answered solemnly.
Bastian had a spear at the front and Alexa took out a throwing dagger.
Their spirits were as high as the sky. But their numbers were too disadvantageous.
As they have no Lord, the main force of the castle was absent.
Those demons, the giant ants, were formidable. They have sharp teeth, sickle-like forelegs, and a hard puffy exoskeleton.
In addition, as much as they risked their life and death with their attacks, it was obvious that they would be attacking with all their might.
So they better pop it out in advance.
Leticia took a step forward.
But then… She heard a voice that was as cold as ice.
‘What are you going to do next?’
Leticia just crouched down.
The next one…
She hasn’t thought about it.
Let’s say it’s good to talk about butane gas.
‘What would you say if people asked you how you knew that?’
She had nothing to say about.
Halstead Castle’s people hate devils to the core. The three grandmothers are extraordinary. They were rescued after being attacked by devils.
What would they think if they knew Leticia had this weird idea? What would happen if they discovered this kind of knowledge from her past life?
Everyone’s been nice, but if they would find out about this, they might change.
To be honest, it would be very scary.
She was so afraid of losing the warm interest and affection she received so far.
She didn’t know this fear existed, but even for a little, she felt fear in her hands.
The voice in her head penetrated the two facets of her brain.
‘Just pretend you don’t know. Let them take care of themselves.’
It was a voice full of control.
But Leticia was finally able to get out of it.
It was because of the glare that she could see now.
“You can’t take our castle away, you demons!”
Bastian shrieked and was disorganized before she knew it.
Normally, she worked hard and walked around without feeling uncomfortable with her legs. But in some cases of emergency, the pain came into it.
It’s not just it.
Casaro can’t use her other eye. Alexa is pale and sometimes coughs violently.
So she thought that she can’t just leave everything to them alone.
“The Lord and the Mistress are the two Lords of the Castle. When one of the owners leaves the castle, the other keeps it safe.”
Bastian said clearly.
So she couldn’t just leave it to them alone.
Even if they found out her secret and are discouraged. Would they let her go back to the old city temple where she is treated as a heavenly servant—?
‘I don’t want these people to get hurt anymore.’
She spoke will all might to the three grandmothers and the soldiers who were about to get dispatched.
“Wait a minute!”
They turned around.
Bastian said with a sad face.
“I’m afraid the maids will stay here. We’ll all get back. I’ll give you a hug when I get back. Even if you’re scared, bear with it a little bit.”
“That’s not it…”
“Okay, then I’ll give you a hug now.”
Bastian opened her arms and hugged the little Madam.
Leticia got out of her hug with all her might.
“That’s not it!”
She said aloud to everyone.
“You don’t have to go out to fight right now. There’s a way to break into their nest here along with their queen and her subordinate ants.”
Everyone was surprised and looked at Leticia.
No one expected what she just said, they were all bewildered.