The Eldest Daughter Walks Down The Flower Path - Chapter 22
While rubbing the arm that Margaret tore into, she responded roughly.
Huber’s eyes glinted.
“You know me?”
“Aren’t you a merchant from Gillem?”
Radis nodded slightly.
‘And I know more than that. Being a merchant from Gillem is just your front, but in truth, you’re a mana stone trafficker. You extorted mana stones from the people in my family without telling them the true market value of the mana stones.’
As Radis stared at him, she swallowed back these words.
In her previous life, Margaret and Zade were responsible for selling the mana stones that Radis got after hunting monsters.
They were acquainted with Huber, but it was Huber who first approached them with ill-intentions.
He desperately blocked other merchants from knowing about the mana stones they had, and he persuaded Margaret to let him buy them at low prices.
Of course, that ridiculous stunt didn’t last even half a year, but Huber made quite a profit during that short period.
Margaret and Zade, who were swindled without them even knowing, were so humiliated. But they couldn’t complain about it anywhere.
As these old memories came back, Radis immediately wanted to punch Huber aquarely in the face.
But those were old memories. Those events haven’t happened yet to the sixteen-year-old Radis.
Sighing briefly, she caught the man staring at her.
Huber’s fraud had yet to happen—no, it will never happen in this life.
First of all, Radis would never bring mana stones home.
Radis spoke coldly.
“I don’t need an escort. I like being alone.”
However, Huber just smiled and didn’t let the situation go.
“Who in the world would be happy to be alone like this?”
Radis turned away from him without even answering back.
She was obviously ignoring him.
At this, Huber frowned.
Although externally he looked fine, the same was not true inside. There’s no one here who didn’t know that the Tilrod family was like a sinking paper boat.
However, such a family’s young lady just disregarded him.
Huber, whose mood was souring, changed his approach and spoke in a sarcastic tone.
“By the way, the Tilrod family seems to be quite enthusiastic.”
“That dress looks familiar. It’s in the Rhode Boutique’s catalogue priced at 50 percent off at first, then 60 percent, then 70 percent one year after another… Isn’t that the dress that gradually became 90 percent off? Aren’t you ashamed to wear such clothes?”
Shortly after saying that, Huber himself realized that he went too far.
The person he was talking to was a sixteen-year-old girl who had absolutely no experience with socializing.
His words and actions were too much just to retaliate to an arrogant girl turning away from him.
However, Radis smiled and said only this.
“You seem to be interested in women’s clothes. It’s kind of suspicious.”
“I’m sixteen years old. I have no choice but to wear what’s given to me. Wasn’t that also the case when you were the same age?”
Huber couldn’t say anything back even as he mumbled. Radis continued.
“But if it’s something to be ashamed of, then it must be shameful just staying beside me.”
Radis narrowed her eyes as she stared at him.
“Then, I’ll be on my way. I have something to do, even while wearing a dress such as this.”
The Huber in front of her wasn’t the same man who swindled her and the Tilrod family.
But this didn’t mean she had to be nice to him.
‘It’s probably for the best not to be involved with him.’
But apart from that, she saw a familiar person on the second floor just a moment ago.
But she wasn’t sure.
And if it was really Robert who she saw, it was strange why he was here in the first place.
Anyway, she wanted to go and see if that person really was Robert.
“Wa—it a minute!”
Huber was persistent.
“Please excuse my bad manners. As expected, it was a lady-like response from a noble family. To apologize, would you like to dance with me?”
Huber’s voice was even more layered than a while ago, and his eyes twinkled with thoughts she couldn’t read.
When their eyes met, Radis could feel the hairs on the back of her neck stand.
She didn’t want to.
Going into Monsterwood with nothing but the clothes on her back was an even more appealing idea than to have even just one dance with Huber.