Today's Goal Is A Safe Divorce! - Chapter 2
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
Yesterday, she got mad for not calling the Countess mother, and today she is angry for calling the Countess mother.
‘Please tell me the rhythm that I should follow…’
Elysia suppressed the rising anger and out forced a smile. If she smiled, she would be scolded again, though she couldn’t help it.
In the first place, Elysia Caitlyn was in a thoroughly weak position in the County.
“Rowena, don’t be that much. Isn’t she your older sister?”
“Is that girl my sister?”
Her sister’s hatred was more than the mother who beat her. The Countess deliberately said that to provoke Rowena, so she was a master at not wanting to just let it go.
The Countess was dark-hearted and sly.
The simple Rowena was better, even if she was more capricious.
“Mother! I’m not the sister of that b*tch whom I don’t even know where she came from!”
“Rowena. Today is the day Edward is coming home, so you better be quiet.”
There were times when such a countess was cold even to her own daughter. It was when Edward, the Count’s eldest son was present. No matter how hated Elysia was, she didn’t want to show Edward any bad side.
So, even though she still wanted to harass Elysia with Rowena, the Countess seemed to be holding on. Nonetheless, she could not stand it completely, so she touched Rowena’s temper once like this.
“You should also work quietly today. If you stand out to Edward for no reason…”
This time, she chose to omit her name altogether. Fortunately, with this answer the Countess was satisfied.
“Work in the kitchen today.”
It was telling Elysia to work in the kitchen without being noticed, and in the end, she wanted to have the most difficult work done.
“What am I going to do?”
“Just do the dishes there.”
Of course, even among the servants, Elysia’s position was very low. They didn’t openly ignore her, but she knew implicitly that she was in the same position as them.
“How the hell did you get married to Damon while washing dishes like this every day…?”
It was for this reason that she did not initially notice that she possessed Elysia, who would become Damon’s wife. Although Elysia in the book was a passing extra, she is portrayed as a true County’s Lady. But now, she was more like the County’s maid than the County’s Lady.
“To work like this and marry Damon…”
Just thinking about it was terrifying. The terrifying imagination shook Elysia’s head. But this is the world in the book her friend wrote. Damon Raphael certainly existed, and his notoriety was still ongoing.
‘Still, how did Elysia get married to Damon?’
No matter how much she thought about it, nothing came to mind. Because that part was written by her friend! She may have just skipped it because it didn’t matter. What matters is Damon’s cruelty. Not the victim, Elysia.
“I’m going to be floating in every corner of this house, that guy will come sooner or later.”
Even though she didn’t know how Elysia was going to marry Damon, it was important that she herself never intended to marry him. The fate of her death by poisoning at the hands of her husband was absolutely a no.
People do not know when and where they will die, but she wanted to prevent poisoning routes.
‘I mean, I don’t like poison! I am not some Jang Ok Jung.*’
[ T/N: A real life Korean consort, then Queen, made popular by the drama Jang Ok Jung; google Jang Huibin. ]
“Wash these dishes as well.”
Oh, but first of all, marriage or anything else, washing the dishes in front of her was more of a problem.
The villain in this book and the best eminence grise in the world.
People called him by various names. Handsome trash, sexy trash, psycho trash. There were several names, however, all of them were trash. He has been called a trash man who surpasses a bad man.
Nevertheless, Damon’s popularity was beyond imagination. His unprovoked wickedness attracted everyone’s interest. The fact that no one can enlighten him has become a very attractive point.
Everyone suffered from Damon Raphael—trash, but sexy man.
How did Damon even get the nickname “Magical Sexy Trash”?
Although Readers hated him, they cheered him on. Just in case, maybe, in the end, he will repent… Could love change him?
It was from then. The love story between the male and female protagonists was not important to people. Who will change Damon Raphael? That was the most exciting part.
But, Damon didn’t change until the end.
He died as an absolute evil to the very end. That was normal. Because that’s how it was set up. She didn’t want to make a frivolous villain who was enlightened along the way.
“I just wanted to make a psychopath for no reason…”
A thorough evil without repentance, remorse, or sympathy.
Of course, it would be a big deal if there was such a person in real life, but Damon was a character in a book, anyway. Because of that, she didn’t feel guilty and didn’t hesitate to make him worse.
She was more engrossed than her friend, who was the writer, so she recreated the character Damon.
As a result, Damon became an unmatched villain.
“I was satisfied, I was satisfied…. But, it’s a different story for me to go there myself!”
It was like digging her own grave. If the character was set with even a little hope, she wouldn’t be this desperate. But Damon wasn’t. There was no reason for his murders. If he had to search for a reason, it was because of boredom.
…For him, everything was about fun and entertainment.
Even if someone died in front of him, he didn’t even blink. Watching people die was rather an exciting spectacle for him.
“If that person is Damon Raphael, there is no dream or hope…”
Still, no matter how much she thought about it, she couldn’t remember how Elysia and Damon got married.
Damon never attended parties or events. The only places he was on were bloody battlefields and murders, obviously, as the perpetrator.
Nevertheless, she had to see that there was no connection between her and Damon because even that was made by the power of the Grand Duchy.
“I have to know how to get married so I can avoid it.”
Still, no matter how much she tried to look back on her memory, it didn’t seem to mention how Elysia got married to him. She was completely faithful to the role of an extra whose name was only passing.
All she remembered was Damon’s misdeeds. She remembered nothing but events that showed just how cruel he could be…
“Should I run away now?”
With that thought, Elysia slowly wiped the bowl, counting how much she now had in her hands. She had saved some money in case she ran away. Even though it was terribly short and little money, it was better than nothing.
Damon was the greatest psycho ever. He was the one who stained the empire with blood, saying that he would become emperor because it wasn’t fun. She couldn’t count how many people died at his whim. She could not die being such a crazy person’s wife.
Marry the psycho who killed his wife just because he no longer needs it!
This was nothing more than telling her to walk directly to her death.
“But, where do I run away…?”
It was important to avoid marrying Damon, though it was also important to run away from the aftermath of the war. Soon, the Empire would be stained with blood. In order not to get caught up in the war, she had to leave the Empire at all, but Elysia did not have enough money for that.
She was treated as a maid in the house, and if she had money, it would be rather strange for her.
Should she steal? Is she going to run away by stealing…?
“No, then the Countess will report me as a thief.”
Even being a maid would be hard to act, but jail time was an absolute no-no. No matter how she thought about it, she was horrified by the dark reality before her eyes.
‘Why did I make a character called Elysia Caitlyn because I was so nosy? Why did I make Damon such a scum?’
Since she became Elysia, she has regretted it every single day of her life.
In the midst of this, a sigh leaked out from the pile of dishes that showed no sign of disappearing, no matter how much she cleaned them. She felt like she wanted to break everything and run away. But she knew how expensive the dishes in front of her were.
Ironically, perhaps, it would be much more expensive and valuable than her.
“Elysia, are you there?”
Elysia turned her head to the voice calling her. There was only one person in this family who called her by her name so softly.
“It’s been a long time.”
“You’re here now?”
Edward Caitlyn, the eldest son of Count Caitlyn, was a sickly young man.
He was suffering from an incurable disease whose name was unknown for several years. Because he was being treated for his incurable disease, he was living in the neighboring country, the Logan Empire, where he would return to the county only once a year.
Now, was that time.
“Yes, I came back and you weren’t in the room.”
At those words, Elysia’s cheeks quickly turned red. Edward was the only one in the County who was kind to her. He really thought of her as his sister.
“Mother must have made you work again.”
In a typical family, the second most powerful person after the family was the eldest son and heir of the family.
However, the Caitlyn family was a little different. Edward, suffering from an incurable disease, was weaker than the Countess. It was only natural that he spent only about a week at the County of the year.
“You might get eczema on your beautiful hands. You can stop now.”