Villainous Husband, the One You’re Obsessed With Is Over There - Chapter 134
Waiting for the Empress with her neck stretched since the crack of dawn, and when she crossed the threshold, the Countess was happy as a girl.
“You must be tired. Let’s go to the mansion first.”
The Empress gave a faint smile to the smiling Countess Tocino.
Then, Countess Tocino made her way to the mansion like a triumphant general. Everything was perfect, only the newest and best were reserved for the Empress. In addition, all of her servants were carefully trained to make no mistakes. As if her efforts weren’t in vain, everything prepared was impeccable. The Empress even liked the dish prepared by the three chefs.
Pleased that things had gone according to plan, Countess Tocino took a moment to observe the party the Empress had brought with her.
The first person that caught her eye was the head maid, Cisen. She heard that she was a maid whom the Empress had cherished since she was a maiden. She’d also heard that she’d taken over the position after Jacques’s mother and son were executed.
Sitting next to Cisen was, to her surprise, Sylvia Jacques. Even though Cisen was sitting on the seat where her mother used to be, Sylvia should be uncomfortable, but she didn’t show it at all. Well, it could be that since she had no other way to get ahead than to stick close to the Empress right now, she couldn’t afford to show her displeasure.
Countess Tocino’s gaze now turned to the unfamiliar young man.
He was literally a stranger. She had heard that he was the new hire of Cisen, who was now living outside the imperial palace, but nothing was known about him other than his name, ‘Daniel.’
‘He must have gained quite a bit of credibility in such a short period of time to have come along on this journey.’
The smooth face and well-behaved demeanor were somewhat favorable.
Though a strange thing happened.
She kept making eye contact with the young man.
At first, she wasn’t aware of it, but when I realized that he often looked this way, I was subtly concerned. Because of that, the Countess counted the number of times they made eye contact, wondering if she was being overly self-conscious.
However, it wasn’t self-consciousness.
In the half-day since the Empress’ party arrived, their eyes had crossed twenty times.
At this point, she couldn’t possibly dismiss it as an illusion. When their eyes met for the twenty-first time, she stared at the young man long enough to see him twitch his fingertips and turn his head away.
…As if he was shy.
Countess Tocino, whose self-esteem as a woman has long been diminished by her husband’s infidelity, is elated by the attention of a striking, handsome young man. All of a sudden, her whole body was filled with joy, and she couldn’t stand it. She immediately coaxed the young attendant into her bedroom that night. The next few hours were as enchanting as a dream, and the very satisfied Countess Tocino fell asleep.
However, the expression of the shy ‘Daniel,’ who was full of passion, turned cold as soon as her eyelids were closed. He rummaged through the drawers as soon as the Countess had fallen into a deep sleep.
Moments later, as he exited the bedroom, he held a packet of keys in his hand.
The next day, Countess Tocino, who woke up refreshed, realized that her packet of keys was missing. She immediately prepared to summon Daniel to ask, but as soon as she left the bedroom in a huff, the Empress called out to her quietly.
“Are you in a hurry? If it’s not urgent, later…”
She was about to decline the conversation out of rudeness when the Empress held out a package of lost keys.
Countess Tocino’s mouth dropped open.
‘I thought Daniel stole it, but why does Her Majesty have it?’
“Countess, you dropped this yesterday when you were taking off your coat. I have kept it quiet in case I would embarrass you if I talked about it in front of others.”
Bewildered, the Countess was unable to keep her mouth shut.
Did she carry a packet of keys with her yesterday? Did she carry them in her coat pocket? She was certain she’d put it in the drawer where she always put it. Or did she get confused with that because it was something you did every day?
She never thought that the thief and the Empress were in league.
Naturally, according to common sense, there was no reason for the Empress to steal Countess Tocino’s set of keys. After all, why would the Empress steal from her when she could get everything she needed from her with a simple word?
In the end, Countess Tocino accepted the package of keys from the Empress with a bewildered look on her face.
“Thank you for your kindness, Your Majesty. I was afraid I had lost it.”
“Even I would be surprised. It’s a good thing I found it.”
What a stupid mistake to drop such an important key from her coat. It must have been that she was so excited about the Empress’s visit that she behaved in a thoughtless manner.
Countess Tocino’s face burned.
She bowed deeply and thanked the Empress.
In the meanwhile, Angelica smiled as she recalled the pass that Eden had stolen.
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