I Unintentionally Cured the Grand Duke’s Insomnia - Chapter 51
26. — The First Female Knight of the Empire (1)
“Young Lady Adelia…?”
Cus, the president of the Waffle Publishing House, widened his eyes as he saw Adelia getting on the Grand Duke’s carriage. He could not believe it.
How the hell was that girl still alive… No, why was she still with the Grand Duke…?
Unable to believe the situation in front of him, Cus rubbed his eyes vigorously. No matter how many times he looked again, it was none other than Adelia, the woman riding on the carriage of the Grand Duke — The witch-like woman who had never had a talent for writing, who had written romance novels modeled on the Great Duke recently and made him retrieve all the books that were published…!
As he looked at Adelia’s soft pink hair in the sunlight, he remembered the painful past week.
He was literally captivated by her rant that her book would sell well, and that this book would definitely become a million-seller.
Seeing Adelia’s madness with a pen name of ‘Million,’ Cus thought that she was really confident. So, when she wanted to make only a hundred copies, he ignored Adelia’s words and secretly increased it tenfold and published a total of one thousand copies… The biggest gamble of her life, which he had to take out from his debt, literally collapsed…
It was such a boring book to the point where he could not even turn a page, and even the model of the book was a Grand Duke of this country — it was probably a natural step.
Somehow, his mistake was already gone somewhere in his head, who had not even slept or eaten properly for a week after being chased by the debtors.
Cus’ teeth, which remained only with resentment towards Adelia, broke with a crack.Contrary to his darkened complexion, she ate and slept well. Seeing Adelaide’s face glowing, his blood soared upside down. Especially, how wonderful it was for the Grand Duke, who was acting like he was going to rip her throat, to escort her into a carriage like this…?
A rumor that he had heard a few days before suddenly came to mind as Cus burst out laughing at the unbelievable fact.
That rumor was that…
“Did you see that? It was the Grand Duke of Destro, right?”
“Did you see his smiling face? I think I’m blind now.”
“But, who’s the Young Lady with him? I don’t think I’ve ever seen her before?”
“Isn’t that the Young Lady from back then? The one who overcame Young Lady Evelyn at the debut dance and performed the final dance with the Grand Duke!”
‘Yeah, that is ridiculous. How…?’
What? Do they mean the rumors are true…?
Cus stared at the women passing him in disbelief, trembling with fuss. They chattered again as if they did not even notice his startled gaze.
“What? That was her?”
“That’s right! Do you know how much Young Lady Evelyn grinded her teeth because of that? Well, actually, there were so many people who were beaten by her, that they were more likely to complain.”
He could not believe it.
When he heard that Grand Duke Destro had asked Adelia to dance, Cus had ridiculed it as nonsense. He thought that he must have misunderstood what he approached to threaten her as he went to ask for a dance.
…However, it was the truth!
“Is that why Young Lady Evelyn’s mood has been so bad lately?”
“That could be why, but it seems to be for reasons other than that.”
At the question, the woman who was babbling and speaking glanced around.
Cus coughed heavily and pricked his ears.
“There are rumors that the Duke of Destro will soon put a proposal to the Count of Blaise. There’s talk that it’s only a matter of time since His Majesty the Emperor has already authorized the marriage of the two.”
“What, His Majesty the Emperor…?”
“I also heard from my young lady today, too. Someone saw the two of them meeting His Majesty at the Imperial Palace today. To be honest, if it’s not about marriage, why would he call a single man and woman…”
Cus’ sharp voice suddenly interrupted the conversation between the women who were chattering. They swept their hearts as if they were startled. He then pushed his bulging belly in and spoke to the two of them.
“I know the two of them well, but they’re never close enough to get married!”
“Then, you’re saying I’m lying?”
“Of course! If that’s true, I’m not the president of the publishing house from today, I would be a dog, dog!”
“Extra edition, extra! There’s big news!”
Between the three of them who were fighting vigorously, a young kid passed by and dropped an extra newspaper edition. The eyes of the three people, who were glaring at each other, naturally turned to the outside, which fell to the floor.
⌊ Adelia Blaise saved the village of Winder from crisis and became the first woman to become an imperial knight in the Empire! ⌉
⌊ A surprise interview with the villagers of Winder, all thanks to Grand Duke Destro and Young Lady Adelia. ⌉
“What, what is this…?”
At the incredible title, Cus and the women picked up an extra edition. The eyes of those who quickly skimmed through the contents widened in astonishment.
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