I’m In Trouble Because My Husband Is So Cute - Chapter 41
The Crown Prince seemed momentarily defeated.
The silver fox was a special product found only in some regions in the north, and it was the most expensive fur throughout the empire. It was also the prey that the Crown Prince was aiming for in his heart.
In particular, the Hessenweitz strictly restricted the export of silver fox fur, so even in the imperial family, only the empress could own silver fox fur. Rarely, only the Princesses or princes who were favored by the emperor were bestowed such a prize.
‘Such silver fox fur…… Is it that easy to get it?’
To be precise, it was the result of a combination of Zachary’s eye and accurate bow skills. However, the Crown Prince had no intention of acknowledging Zachary’s merits at all. Of course, Zachary also had no intention of being recognized by him.
“How is it? Don’t you think it would suit my wife well?”
It was clearly a voice that knew that the Crown Prince was interested in Iellie.
Zachary drew the line to keep the Crown Prince away from her by deliberately referring to her as ‘his wife’.
“I shall give it to my wife as a gift. She’s from the South, so she gets cold easily.”
Saying so, Zachary smiled faintly. The figure of Iellie is softly drawn in front of his eyes.
She is sitting in front of a warm fireplace with her body wrapped in a blanket. He wanted to hug her right away.
“Your Highness. I love my wife very much. My wife is everything to me.”
“… … Why have you said such things to me, Heir Apparent?”
The Crown Prince looked at Zachary with a questioning expression. Zachary continued speaking smoothly.
“I have no doubt that Your Highness is a smart man. So…… ”
For a moment, Zachary’s eyes grew cold. Zachary spoke in a tone that had no warmth at all.
“… … Please remember that my hand didn’t slip and send an arrow into a dangerous place.”
It was a clear warning. He declared that he could and had the will to harm the Crown Prince. He was explaining that he did not act that way. The Prince groaned.
“Are you threatening me now, Duke?”
“What do you mean by threat.”
But Zachary’s face was still calm. Rather, he delivered his words with a characteristic relaxed smile.
“As I said before, I will only tell you the truth.”
“Heir Apparent !”
“Then I hope your Highness will also get a good game.”
Finished speaking, Zachary bowed his head politely one last time. And the Crown Prince knew that politeness contained the meaning of ridicule. Grrr. The Prince ground his teeth.
“Oh. This is my sincere advice to you.”
About to leave, Zachary glanced back at him. It was the hunters who the blue eyes touched.
“People should be treated with respect.”
“What nonsense is that!”
“These are the people who wander through the woods on this cold day for Your Highness.”
Zachary answered without blinking an eye. The Prince’s face flushed red.
“To wield violence and abusive language against such people is an act that undermines Your Highness’ nobility.”
“Then have a good time.”
Giving the last greeting, Zachary jumped on the horse. The silver fox hanging from the horse gleamed as if teasing the Prince.
The Prince realized that he had lost to Zachary, even in the matter of obtaining good game. It was clear that there was nothing more rare and expensive than the silver fox.
The Crown Prince swung his fists in the air furiously. A flock of birds flew into the sky at the sound of the sudden shout.
Having lost all reason, the Crown Prince raised his voice nonetheless.
“Damn, you monster bastard, you dare to tell the Crown Prince…! ”
Frightened, the hunters looked into each other’s eyes. The Crown Prince sighed in anger.
“Huh, huh, huh……”
If he gets even more angry here, he will fall for Zachary’s provocation. The Prince clenched his jaw.
‘But I can’t leave this as it is.’
The Prince’s eyes narrowed. He was worried. What should he do to see the wrinkled face of the Heir Apparent?
The moment he remembered the name, a fishy smile appeared on the Prince’s face. There it was. There was only one person, the object that the Heir Apparent obsessed over and lost his reason. In an instant, the Crown Prince’s crooked possessiveness was ignited.
‘Even though it is said that the one who first formed the relationship is the Heir Apparent…… ’
Still, there is no guarantee that it will last. The Prince bit his lip and mulled it over and over again.
‘Rather, when there are some obstacles, the pleasure of taking it away is much stronger.’
From the very beginning, she was a woman who ripped through his heart.
But if he can take her away, he can take a shot at that ugly Hessenweitz Heir Apparent as well. The Prince was satisfied.
The Prince’s eyes glittered dangerously. It was good that it took some time. First of all, he had to figure out a way to take her away. The Prince spurred his horse, and the hunters rushed after him.
Meanwhile, Iellie and the ladies were drinking tea together in a splendid tent.
It was the teatime that Countess Laurent wanted to host. But to be honest, the atmosphere wasn’t that good.
“Oh my, Princess! Will you give me the honor of sitting next to Your Highness?”
The Countess was stirring around like fish in water.
In particular, her attempts to flatter the Princess earned scorn from the ladies. Displeased glances came and went behind the fans covering their faces.
‘With the next Duchess in front… … How can you be so vulgar?’
‘Is she completely unaware that she is the Heir Apparent’s aunt?’
In any case, the nobles of this place were northerners, and as they knew, the northern monarch was Hessenweitz. And the atrocious relationship between the Imperial family and the Duke’s family can’t be known without a separate explanation.
‘Isn’t Lady Hessenweitz offended?’
Some people even looked to Iellie for direction.
Among them was Baroness Tullan, who had become fond of Iellie. Iellie smiled at her softly, telling her not to worry.
‘Countess Laurent, she’s not even a pony, yet she’s running wild.’
‘She must be offended… … Even though she is young, she is still patient.’
The ladies looked at Iellie with praise and regret.
Reflexively following the Countess’ movement, the evaluation towards Iellie was rising. The Countess was bewildered by the mood.
‘No, why is everyone looking at me with such sullen eyes?’
She cannot ask why.
Meanwhile, the Princess coped with the Countess’s actions skillfully. She cut her request as if wielding a knife.
“Countess Laurent, Lady Hessenweitz is probably the most suitable person to sit with me.”
Disappointment crept across the Countess’ face. But the Princess spoke with a gentle but resolute demeanor.
“Would you like to sit with me, Lady Hessenweitz?”
Iellie’s face showed her bewilderment. To be honest, if they were to judge status, it was right for Iellie to sit next to the Princess.
However, Countess Laurent was a close aide to the Imperial family and had been painstakingly planted in the north by them.
‘She has no reason to be so kind to me.’
However, the heartbreaking conversation she had with the Princess on the night of the banquet also told her to be vigilant on her own behalf.
‘Especially those eyes.’
The Princess had sad eyes that revealed her resignation. That voice that quietly murmured with her eyes lowered.
‘Because there is only one person who benefits from the union of me and the Heir Apparent.’
A cynical voice ringing in her mind, Iellie looked at the Princess, and the Princess tilted her head.
“Ah, Princess! Sorry, I was thinking about something else for a while.”
Iellie, who hastily corrected her expression, sat down next to the Princess. The Princess asked with a mischievous face.
“What were you thinking, why did you make such a face?”
“Ah, that…… ”
Iellie blinked her eyes. Even so, she couldn’t say she was thinking of the Princess.
“Oh, I’ll try to guess.”
Are you going to guess it? However, the Princess smiled at Iellie with a playful expression.
“Are you thinking about the Heir Apparent?”
It’s not? But there’s no way she can argue like that. Iellie smiled awkwardly.
“I know. Because the Heir Apparent is not here right now.”
“Um, that’s right……”
Iellie answered vaguely. How should she interpret the current situation? The Princess smiled brightly.
“You are a very friendly couple, and it makes me happy to see you.”
The expressions on the faces of the ladies who were gathered at the place changed subtly. It is a fact that everyone knows that the Princess once had a marriage conversation with the Heir Apparent. If that’s the case, then why is the Princess talking so openly about the Heir Apparent and his wife?
‘…… Does the Princess mean that she has no interest in the Heir Apparent?’
The ladies slowly exchanged glances. It was even more so because they remembered the actions of the Crown Prince at the banquet yesterday. The Crown Prince had openly attacked the Princess and the Heir Apparent, and he was trying to take Iellie.
“Are you bored because the Heir Apparent went out hunting, Lady Hessenweitz?”
But as if she didn’t know anything, the Princess spoke her words quite warmly. Iellie smiled brightly.
“It’s okay. Everyone has different things to do.”
“My dear, Lady Hessenweitz is very mature.”
The Princess looked at Iellie with her eyes twinkling. She felt her face heat up.
“I heard you are the same age as me…… I need to learn a lot.”
Now, the Princess was looking at Iellie’s face in earnest. She wanted to somehow show that she is not hostile to Iellie who was about to burst into tears. Iellie smiled awkwardly.
“No. It is embarrassing to hear such words from the most noble Lady in the Empire.”
There was no Princess who shared blood, let alone the Empress, so she was right.
However, upon hearing that, the Princess had a blank face for a very short time. Iellie was startled for a moment. How would she describe the expression on the Princess’s face?
“…… The, the noblest Lady in the Empire.”
The Princess muttered in a very small voice, but it was inaudible to those around her.
The Princess’ expression contained a momentary ridicule. However, her expression quickly brightened and she turned her head.
“Ahhh, come to think of it, I heard that Viscount Blanchett also went hunting.”
“Yes, that’s right. He probably went with the other knights.”
Iellie was deeply concerned about her Princess, but still, first of all, she matched the mood of the Princess.
“I hope he brings some good game.”
“I know, right.”
Laughing awkwardly, Iellie nodded her head. But she didn’t really have much expectations for the prey.
‘What would Father…… On the contrary, if the father does not catch the beast, it will be alright.’
Viscount Blanchett actually had no great talent for hunting. Therefore, Zachary was considerate of the Viscount, and even attached a chaser and a knight himself. It goes without saying that they must be responsible for the safety of the Viscount.
‘Because hunting forests are safe… … In fact, there is no need to be so considerate.’
Iellie smiled softly. Her father, who had a face that looked like he was about to die from the pressure, suddenly came to mind.
Still, she was happy that Zachary treated her family with respect.
“Are you smiling like that because you’re still thinking about the Heir Apparent?”
The Princess asked in a playful voice.
She was caught this time, so Iellie licked her lips as she blushed and blushed.