I Reincarnated As An Evil Duchess - chapter 1
He interpreted Min-ha’s words as if she’s desperately trying to stay in the mansion to make use of his money. The man glared at her with a colder look compared to the one earlier.
“Since you knew that you were almost going to lose, you’re pretending to be crazy now?”
“You can avoid this situation with a lie, but you’ll still be kicked out of the mansion. Just like how you hate Noah and I, I’m sick of you too.”
Min-ha still hasn’t grasped what was going on.
“What the hell are you saying?…Who is Noah?”
That’s when he lost it. He said cold words towards Min-ha, who is still confused about the current situation, and left the room angrily.
Min-ha alternately looked at the closed wooden door and the spot where the man stood. Why is the man, who I saw for the first time today, angry at me? And, why isn’t he answering my questions?
….More importantly, where am I?’
Min-ha suddenly realized that she did not know where she was. She desperately held her head with her hands because she still could not figure out the situation.
So, early in the morning, I went to the internet cafe to register for the next semester. Then, I headed to Dongdaemun and got everything I needed to make handmade dolls.
While carrying everything and heading back to my apartment, I ran into an old lady who told me that she was on her way to her son’s house. But, she thinks that she lost her way. She then asked me if there was a police station nearby, so I led her to an alley.
That’s right. All of a sudden, some rugged looking men appeared. So, I ran like crazy. I’m sure the old lady and those men were on the same team.
Who knew that something like this would happen to me. Anyway, I remember I kept running and ended up crossing a road with no crosswalk, but I can’t remember what happened after that.
‘… Did I get into an accident? Was I hit by a car and taken to the hospital? If that’s the case, is this a hospital?’
However, the interior of the room was too luxurious for a hospital room.
A bed table made of cherry wood, colorful flowers in pots, bed sheets embroidered in golden and silver threads, four pillars on the bed, and dark purple curtains. Moreover, the ceiling had a round shape that was usually seen in old European buildings or cathedrals. There were even murals of angels and knights.
Min-ha was looking around the room with a blank face. It’s as if she came to an ancient place in medieval Europe. A woman came into the room wearing an old pine-colored long dress, and came to her with a tray of silver platters.
Then she put the tray on the bedside table, while looking down at the floor, as if she was facing someone scary.
“I know you’re in a bad mood, but you still have to eat. The Duke told me that he’s comfortable letting you go out of the country even if he’s already about to divorce you.”
“….Madam? Who’s my husband? And, let me go where?”
When Min-ha asked those questions, it was as though she had never met the woman before. The woman looked at Min-ha with astonished eyes.
“Who’s wife? Of course, it’s the Duke, Seth Persen. The ring on
your finger was a token to prove that you are his wife. ….But, of course, you’ll have to return it in a few minutes.”
As Min-ha shifted her gaze to where the woman was pointing at, there was a blue diamond ring that was about twice the size of a fingernail.
‘Why the hell is this on my finger?’
Min-ha, who looked down at her hands with surprised eyes, soon found out that not only did she have a blue diamond ring, the clothes she was wearing were also different from what she usually wears.
She was neither wearing the comfortable hoodie nor jeans she was supposed to be wearing. Instead, what she had on was a long black dress that only shows her hands and feet. Moreover, her hair, which had always been rolled up in a bun, is now loose. Most of all, her own hair that seemed light, was now blonde. It was definitely black, I’ve never dyed it before!
‘Did that man just put hydrogen peroxide onto my hair?’
Min-ha hurriedly screamed the moment she touched her hair.
“Hey, bring me a mirror!”
“Get me a mirror!”
The woman, who pretended not to hear at first, quickly answered when Min-ha raised her voice. She went to the dressing table and gave a small hand mirror to Min-ha.
The moment Min-ha looked in the mirror, she was so surprised that it seemed like her heart would drop at the sight of her own reflection.
Black hair, black eyes. That was the usual color of the hair and eyes of Koreans. Her hair and eyes, which were supposed to be black, were blond and green instead.
That’s not all.
The face reflected in the mirror was a face Min-ha had never seen before in her life. A clean forehead, soft-looking fine eyebrows, gentle-looking big eyes, a pointed nose, and rosy red lips. She was as beautiful as a heroine in a novel.
Min-ha couldn’t believe what she was seeing, so she used various expressions, yet the same was being reflected in the mirror.
“….. Is this me?”
Is there a hidden camera? Or maybe I was injured in the head when I was hit by the car? Is this another world….did I reincarnate?
Min-ha turned her head like a broken robot and talked to the woman with a look of fear.
‘I don’t know what it is, but even if something goes wrong, it shouldn’t be as far as something like this.’
“….Excuse me, do you know me?”
“…Who am I?”
“You’re acting so unusual today. Are you sure you don’t know who you are?”
“Well, that’s why I’m asking!”
The woman gave a frown instead of a clear answer. Min-ha, who became nervous, raised her voice once again, and said, “Hurry up!” Only then did the woman seem embarrassed, but soon she frowned again. Then, she turned her head slightly, and murmured in a low voice.
“What’s wrong with you?”
“What did you just say?”
“Oh, it’s nothing. You want to know who you are? Ok, Madam. I’ll let you know. But, don’t get upset.”
“Oh, don’t worry. Tell me.”
“…If you say so. Then, I shall inform you about everything. You are the Duchess of Persenga, Minase Persen. Before entering the Persen household, your previous name was Minase Florence. Former royalty and the only daughter of Marquis Florence.”
“…Duke?….Husband? By any chance, was the man I spoke to earlier, the Duke…?”
“Exactly. The person you spoke to was His Excellency, Seth Persen, whom you married three years ago.”
The more I listened to the woman, the more shocked I became.