Margaret instantly regretted opening the door without checking first to see who it was.
As her shoulders shrank a little, she took a step back.
“W-Why have you come here…? Who are you that, here…”
She was showing signs that she didn’t want him to enter, but Robert did not care one single bit.
As Margaret stepped back, he marched forward and trampled on the clean foyer with his muddy boots.
Before long, she could not bear it any longer and shouted.
“No, just what kind of behavior is this?!”
Her outburst urged Robert’s gray eyes to turn to her.
And the look behind those eyes was deep loathing.
“Where is she?”
“Radis. Where is she?”
The moment it’s made known that the knight’s business here was regarding Radis and not David, Margaret’s patience snapped immediately.
Margaret shouted even louder.
“Why is this world so full of people with no common decency? Get out, get out! If you don’t, my son and husband won’t leave you alone!”
At this, Robert’s mouth curled up a little.
It was an ever so miniscule change, but this alone brought an eerily cold smile to his face.
As a matter of fact, Robert was still holding himself back at this point. However, Margaret instantly turned red after hearing the man’s insult.
Exactly as she heard it. Parasites.
It was only a few days ago when she was called a human being who’s worse than an animal just because she admonished her own daughter a bit. Yet this time, she was treated like a parasite.
Right then, Margaret lost her last thread of rationality. She pulled on Robert’s arm, which was as thick as a trunk of a tree, and pushed it wildly.
“She’s not here! Not here, I say! Now get lost! Why should I live together with that goddamn wench?! It’s been a long time since she was kicked out! Now, get out and search the streets!”
The woman’s shrill cries made Robert’s countenance shift.
His jaw began to tremble with rage.
His thick neck bulged with veins, his right hand was already on the handle of his sword…
And his eyes.
The glare in his eyes was enough to kill a person.
Then, Zade opened the door of his study and shouted.
“What now?! What’s going on this time that it’s so noisy…!”
Though it was the middle of the day, Zade was clearly inebriated and he walked with a hobble.
Staggering down to look at the first floor, he was surprised to see a huge man filling the narrow porch. The sight of the man immediately brought him back to his senses.
He had once been a knight, too. He couldn’t just stand still when there was a stranger who had barged into his home with his filthy boots, threatening his wife.
Zade bellowed with a loud voice.
“W-Who are you?!”
Shouting like that, stutter and all, Zade momentarily went back into his study and pulled out a sword from its wall mount. Then, he began to limp down the stairs.
“Burglar! Everyone, come down with weapons!”
Robert’s face was now painted with indescribable disgust.
His hand remained on his sword’s hilt, conflicted.
But the next moment, what came face to face with him was a terrible sense of helplessness.
Unfortunately, these people were still her family, whether in the previous life or the current life.
With a heavy sigh, Robert took his hand off the hilt and turned around.
“Where! Where the hell are you going!”
Margaret screamed as she continued to cling to his arm.
She seemed to have forgotten that she had been shrieking for him to get out of her house.
Robert shook off Margaret’s arms annoyingly, as if he was swatting away a mere mosquito.
But just how strong was he? Margaret was practically flung away as she fell squarely on her bum.
The next moment, Margaret’s eyes rolled up and showed only their whites.
It felt as if lightning had struck from her hipbone and up her spine.
Zade turned deathly pale, and he rushed to the scene while intervening between Margaret and Robert.
“What is the meaning of this?! I will never forgive you, I swear on the honor of House Tilrod!”
Robert tried to say something else, but he couldn’t bring himself to do so.
The sight of these brazen people’s faces was making him feel nauseous.
Robert could not stand it any longer.
He came here to find Radis, but he was approaching the point where he couldn’t bear not to cut these people down.
However, that’s something that she would never want.
Robert kept silent and turned around.
“Aack, huoooh, my, my back…!”
After Robert had slapped away Margaret’s hand, he walked away.
It seemed as if she’s not in this residence, so he would have to look elsewhere to find her.
As he was about to mount his horse, a maid with a lump on her cheek called out to him.
Though clearly frightened, the maid came up to him and quickly said,
“Y-You’re looking for Lady Radis, aren’t you?”
Robert glanced at Irene with suspicious eyes, but he soon nodded.
Right then, Irene grabbed his cloak and whispered quickly with a very small voice.
“P-Please help the Lady…!”
Robert’s pallor changed the moment he heard Irene’s words.
But he raised his doubts nonetheless. He towered over Irene and asked,
“Help? What do you mean? Is she being imprisoned?”
“E-Even much w-worse than that…!”
The area around Irene’s eyes reddened.
“The M-Madam, she… she sold off Lady Radis for m-money!”
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