Night Of The Abandoned Duchess - Chapter 19
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
Kyle was a common-sense and gentle master.
He was even more tolerant of all servants, considering that other masters saw the maid as a roll of paper at their feet. He did not take his anger out on the maids or degrade them, and he did not get angry excessively, except when they had committed a grave mistake.
Of course, he was particularly cruel to the Madam.
But, when he turned his face and spoke coldly to her, she felt numb. The maid bowed her head tightly as she rolled her eyes to and fro, helplessly. She was sorry.
Seeing that, Kyle looked down at it quietly and dismissed the maid as if he had lost interest or had nothing to do with her anymore.
“What makes it so special…”
She likes fruit, hangs out with Countess Dina. There’s nothing special about it, right?
The image of his wife, who had widened her eyes and judged that he didn’t know anything about herself, passed by. At the same time, the face of her father, Baron, followed.
‘Let’s not worry about it.’
He picked up the papers that were on the bedside table and began to look through them. However, in an instant, her face came to mind again, and without realizing it, he crumpled a corner of the document.
Unable to contain all of his emotions, he took a deep breath.
“Since when did you want to get a divorce like that…?”
Then, he suddenly looked to the side and saw that the bed was still empty.
Sometimes, he would do his own business, and his wife would lay next to him, and she would watch him carefully. Even though he paid no attention to his wife and focused on the paperwork, Rosalind didn’t mind and watched his every move.
His wife, who couldn’t hide her love so much, was naive and stupid that he thought her gaze was bothering him.
“…I’ll have to bring you home first.”
Kyle muttered a little as he looked at the empty bed.
Rosalind was the kind of woman who liked him without such pride, so he was going to bring her in, this time speaking more softly as though to appease her more because it was true that he was excited at the time without even realizing it.
In fact, he seldom gets excited or shows emotions, and strangely, Rosalind made him angry and pushed him.
Standing next to his wife felt like he became waves swaying endlessly in the wind.
He didn’t like it.
Kyle struggled all his life to live like a calm wave, and when he was beside her, it was uncomfortable and unpleasant for his emotions to rush like waves.
Once he brought her to his side, he would think about the next. Then, he put the papers he was looking at to one side.
Today, strangely, the documents could not come into his eyes.
“I came to see my wife.”
After returning to the convent, he spoke modestly toward the Priest.
Through the colorful windows decorated with colorful mosaics, the sunlight in various colors shone in vividly. Even on the gray head of the priest who was standing under the window, the splendor of color fell softly.
He was a handsome young priest who was with Rosalind the other day.
Kyle glanced down at the priest with stern eyes, as if he didn’t like it at all. At his daunting gaze, the young priest cautiously opened his mouth.
“It seems a little difficult to see Sister Rosalind.”
“If you don’t have enough donations, I’ll pay twice as much as the one before.”
Kyle acted indifferently as if it was nothing. After all, if he could bring his wife, it wouldn’t be a big deal.
“No matter how much money you give, it is useless.”
“…The Duchess left the convent yesterday.”
At the Priest’s voice, he had a blank face as if he had been beaten in the back of the head. At that moment, Kyle finally came to his senses and asked in a sharp voice.
“Where did she go?”
“The Madam said she would go back home.”
At his words, the Priest nodded his head again. Kyle hurriedly moved forward with a short word that he knew.
Home… Maybe, it was her family house.
With that thought, he rode his horse and hurried to her home.
Rosalind’s home was luxurious in a different sense than his mansion. The land itself was not large, though the mansion was incomparably splendid and well-maintained. Various ornaments received as bribes were luxuriously embroidered throughout the garden and mansion, and more servants than necessary were always mobilized to decorate the mansion.
A mansion overflowing with fountains that revealed the personality of the owner who likes to show off.
It was the first time he had been here except for the wedding.
“…You have arrived.”
Following the respectful servant who greeted him, he entered the mansion. As he was ushered into the parlor, the Marchioness, with a calm face, greeted him.
It was Helen, Rosalind’s mother.
After Kyle politely greeted her, he asked for Rosalind.
“I heard that my wife was here.”
“…Rosalind is gone.”
He paused and asked again.
“What do you mean…”
“She left this house.”
At the unexpected reply, Kyle stared into the face of the Marchioness, without saying anything.
Although the wrinkles were vivid with age, the overall impression was elegant and calm. In a good way, she seemed docile; in a bad way, she seemed obedient. Even at the wedding, she said nothing, and she was just quiet.
The Marchioness was speaking in a clearer voice than anyone else.
“I heard everything from Rosalind. She said that she hadn’t been happy with her marriage for a single day. She said it was unhappy and hard all the time.”
Even though he was momentarily perplexed by the appearance of the Marchioness, who was tougher than expected, he struck back with a polite and determined tone.
“For whatever reason, she is my wife.”
“She was my daughter before that…! She is above all one person who can carve out her own life for herself.”
Her voice came out clear, as if she was chewing on each word.
“So, don’t look for Rosalind. At least, you wouldn’t be able to hear where she went from my mouth.”
He ruffled his hair as if he was frustrated at the unsatisfied tone of voice.
‘That’s why we should get a divorce.’
Suddenly, her voice passed through his ear.
As Kyle was contemplating what to say or how to persuade her, he saw Baron, the Marquis, walking down the stairs.
“She went on a ship earlier. She will be leaving soon.”
Helen raised her voice towards her husband.
“What a marriage! To ruin this like this? Are you out of your mind?”
“Stop it! Don’t you know that Rosalind comes before family or marriage? She is far from happiness…”
She yelled at him as if she was begging. However, her voice was cut off in an instant by Baron’s sanctions.
Baron walked closer to her and grabbed his wife’s wrist with a large hand. It wasn’t that he grabbed her with force, though the moment he put his hand on the Madam’s body, the atmosphere subsided.
Helen withdrew again at her husband’s authoritative behavior and looked down with a submissive face as usual.
“Do it in moderation. Remember who let you eat, sleep, and breathe in this house.”
The Marquis’s voice resounded in a despicable way.
Normally, he would have felt offended by Baron’s overbearing appearance, but now he didn’t have time to feel that way.
Kyle hurried out of the city gate, leaving them behind. His hand that went climbing up his horse was urgent. The horse let out a long cry with its footsteps and began to trample its feet diligently.
The tighter he gripped the reins, the faster the horse ran.
He ran at a frightening speed and ran like crazy, passing people who were running away from him. Kyle passed the market near the fountain and ran for a long time on the forest road.
The dock was not far from here, but it was not known until when the ship was leaving.
He didn’t know exactly why he was running. He couldn’t even explain why he was going to look for her. Just as instinct takes precedence over reason in an extreme situation, only the decision to find Rosalind took precedence over various thoughts.
…That bloody woman.
It was such a tight time that there was no reason or cause, and all he could do was ride the horse and run at full speed.
As he passed through the endless forest road, he could see the blue sea not far away.
Kyle got off his horse and started looking around the dock. The boat was already crowded with people, and he could see people climbing one by one on top of the anchored ship. He approached the ship and looked inside.
“You must have a ticket to get on…”
When he gave the money, the sailor obediently made the way. As soon as he got on the ship, he wandered in search of Rosalind.
Although he skimmed through the crowd, he couldn’t see her at all.
Among the women in various dresses and the men in neatly dressed clothes, there was not a single trace of her figure. No matter how much he looks around, all he sees is an unfamiliar face.
Kyle, who was calling her name over and over like that, suddenly stopped at the back.
A simple dress, long hair blowing in the wind, and a delicate back…
He hurriedly approached her and hurriedly grabbed her wrist, and turned her. However, the strange woman’s face was just staring at him.
The woman’s cheeks quickly turned red, and he backed away with a polite apology.
After a brief moment of emptiness flashed across Kyle’s face, he started looking for her again. Eventually, when he could not find Rosalind, no matter how much he looked, he turned to the sailor who was taking the ticket in front.
“A woman named Rosalind Spencer, or Rosalind Alicia… Is she here?”
The sailor looked carefully at the paper with the list and responded in a friendly voice.
“Well, let’s see… The name Rosalind is not on the list. Nor Spencer and Alicia.”
Haha. For a moment, he let out a big laugh without realizing it.
It was a self-scornful laugh.
Oh, he was already one step late from the beginning.
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