The Eldest Daughter Walks Down The Flower Path - Chapter 23
Right then, Radis almost yelled at Huber to get lost.
But she couldn’t do that.
Huber’s voice was quite loud just now, that’s why they had attracted the attention of many people just now.
Radis’ expression hardened.
It was better for her to be insulted by Huber after this. Whenever she received some kind of favor from other people just for show, it was something that she couldn’t stand.
Radis took a step back.
“I told you. I had something to do.”
“Haven’t you just been standing in one place now? Where are you going? I’ll escort you there.”
Radis pointed in a random direction.
Coincidentally, she pointed towards the ladies’ room.
Huber seemed to have gotten embarrassed by this.
What could he do if she wanted to go to the bathroom?
While Huber was flustered, Radis quickly stepped away and went in the direction she pointed at.
Going by how quickly she rushed, it seemed like she was someone who was in a great hurry to go to the bathroom.
“I’ll be waiting for you right here!”
Huber could be heard shouting from behind her, but Radis pretended not to hear this.
“Robert… I think he went over there.”
Radis walked past the ladies’ room and went towards the arched pathway towards to the beautiful central garden.
Outside the banquet hall, the garden was quiet, but there were also some people there.
Radis looked around the pillars of the arched pathway to find Robert, avoiding the other people’s attention.
But Robert wasn’t here.
“I must have seen it wrong.”
Radis felt her pulse slow down.
There’s no way Robert could be here.
Considering his family, he really wouldn’t be here.
She probably saw someone who just looked like him.
As the tension in her body eased, her feet began to hurt.
Standing with her back against a pillar, she lifted the skirt of her dress a little to look at her feet.
She had been standing on high heels that her feet weren’t used to for a long time, and just now, she ran in a hurry to avoid Huber. Her toes were numb.
Apart from that, the shoes’ cheap leather gnawed at her heels. Blood pooled.
When she saw how the leather had pushed up on her skin, she couldn’t tell if these were just shoes or if they truly were a torture device.
Radis gritted her teeth and peeled off the heels from her feet.
When the shoes were removed, blood trickled down.
She stood barefoot on the cold marble floor, staring silently at those pink torture devices. The heel was almost completely snapped off from one shoe.
Her feet hurt a little, but she had to wear the heels again once she went back to the banquet hall.
The Russell Marquisate’s residence wasn’t such an easy place to navigate.
Just for her goal today, she had to go back into that banquet hall even if it meant that she’d have to stand on her hands.
She moved with determination, but she began to falter.
It was harder than she thought to walk on broken heels. Every time she walked, it felt as though the bent heel would snap off completely.
Eventually, Radis fell to the ground with a scream.
‘Oh my god.’
Radis felt so ridiculous as she lay helpless on the floor, her body stiff.
She was the Vice Captain of the Imperial Subjugation Squad!
She, who had run endlessly, even after getting her ankle caught on vines in the forest, even after going through a black swamp that swallowed her feet!
‘Are these heels cursed?’
With such doubt in her mind, Radis slowly rose to her feet.
However, it wasn’t so easy because of all the layers of her dress.
Radis, who wore this uncomfortable dress with uncomfortable high heels, tried to get up, cursing at herself as though she was a dull animal.
At that moment.
“Are you alright?”
Radis reflexively raised her head.
She was truly, really surprised, but this didn’t show on her face.
The man looking down at her while he was down on one knee… was the most beautiful person she had ever met in her two lives.
His silver hair that reached until his shoulders were like shining silver threads.
Framed by his beautiful hair was a porcelain face that looked as though it was the chef d’œuvre of a master craftsman.
The silver-haired man leaned down to check her condition.
Then, the moonlight glimmered down on his silver hair, making it seem like there was a halo above him.
When he looked up again, Radis saw the most beautiful amethyst eyes in the world.
At that moment, a bell seemed to be ringing in her head.
Red lips were quickly seen moving while the bell rang. Even his voice was as beautiful as his appearance.
“Can you stand up?”
But his eyes were… clear.
It was a plain description, but she could find no other words.
There were no emotions in the clear purple eyes that resembled amethysts.