I’m In Trouble Because My Husband Is So Cute - Chapter 43
Translator and Editor: Effe and Tea
“No, it’s not funny.”
Iellie responded to the bitter voice and shook her head. Her calm voice struck the Princess’ ears.
“I think you must have had a hard time.”
The Princess was momentarily speechless at the soft voice.
Ellie strangely had the power to ease the hearts of those around her. Perhaps that’s why the Heir Apparent also cherished Iellie.
Iellie replied calmly. After all, there was something she was curious about.
“Before, you mentioned ‘Asha’s Blessing’…… What kind of power is that?”
Iellie sought to fill her curiosity. The Princess generously satisfied that curiosity.
“It has the power to attract people.”
“That’s right, when my brother uses that power…… Most people fall for my brother.”
Iellie frowned heavily. Fall for him. Isn’t that too much power for him?
“Of course, he can’t control the other person at all.”
“Usually, it’s just about winning the other person’s favor.”
Having said that, the Princess turned her body around. The Princess was talking to her as she walked gently towards her.
“Of course, there are some people who are weak to temptation, so they are completely possessed.”
Weak to temptation. Iellie had a strange expression on her face. The Princess frowned and added.
“Instead, it consumes a lot of mental power, so I heard that he doesn’t use that power at all. Oh by the way.”
The Princess had a face as if she remembered something as she had been digging through her brain. The Princess patted her shoulder.
“The direct lineage of Hessenweitz is said to be free from its power.”
“The direct lineage of Hessenweitz…”
“Perhaps the Duke or Heir Apparent?”
Iellie smiled awkwardly.
Really, they were like two families that didn’t get along well from the founding legend.
“By the way, is Lady Hessenweitz okay with it?”
“I don’t know what you mean …… ”
When the Princess suddenly asked a question with concern, Iellie was bewildered. The Princess sighed.
“It’s a bit pretentious to say this, but…… I’m sure the Lady will know.”
“What are you talking about?”
“My brother might do anything to possess the Lady.”
At those words, Iellie was speechless. In fact, unless she was oblivious, there’s no way the Crown Prince’s desire went unnoticed. And that desire might manifest in the wrong direction. The Princess said.
“I was actually a little worried about what would happen if my brother used ‘Asha’s Blessing’ on the Lady.”
She rolled her eyes. If the Crown Prince had used that power on me, something would have changed.
“As you said earlier, Asha’s Blessing is the power to attract people.”
“Then maybe he didn’t use that power on me.”
Iellie laughed softly. The Princess looked puzzled. Iellie continued speaking with a natural expression.
“At least I have no feelings for the Crown Prince.”
Rather, the Prince was closer to the disliked side. Swallowing her reluctant words, Iellie shrugged her shoulders.
“Yes, but you better be careful.”
“Thanks for the advice, Your Highness.”
Her gratitude was heartfelt.
She knew that giving this kind of advice itself was very burdensome for the Princess. Nodding her head, the Princess suddenly looked away.
“Well…… Now it’s almost time. It’s time for those who went hunting to return.”
Having said that, the Princess wrinkled her nose mischievously and laughed. And she urged Iellie with a rather gentle manner.
“Then shall we go back?”
“Yes, Your Highness.”
Iellie nodded her head. She didn’t come with high expectations, but she got some unexpected information.
‘Asha’s Blessing’ was the power to attract someone. She could understand why the Prince was so confident.
Suddenly, the twilight softly covered everything.
By the time Iellie and the Princess returned, the hunting party was almost over. The knights and nobles were returning one by one.
“That’s a relief. I think it’s not too late to come back.”
The Princess whispered softly. The Princess, who had closed one of her eyes lightly, whispered into Iellie’s ear.
“Then, Lady Hessenweitz will have to greet the Heir Apparent, so let’s just separate here.”
“Ah, thank you for your consideration.”
“No. Today was a lot of fun.”
Gently waving her hand, the Princess strode away. Iellie looked around.
‘Isn’t Zachary back yet?’
The large black horse that Zachary rode was nowhere to be seen. She wanted to see him. Iellie, who had been thinking about him, suddenly realized that the surroundings were noisy.
What? Her gaze was fixed on one side, observing the situation.
“You are very lucky.”
“Co, Countess Laurent.”
“You are sending your daughter of low status to become the next Mistress of the Duchy, you are very resourceful.”
She heard the phrase a daughter of a low status becoming the next Mistress, and Iellie immediately froze on the spot.
“Isn’t that right, Viscountess Blanchett?”
It was Viscountess Blanchett, Iellie’s mother, who was being bothered with Countess Laurent’s sarcasm.
Iellie had sparks in her eyes. She let out a sharp shout without realizing it.
“Countess Laurent, can’t you just shut up right now!?”
“Lady, Lady Hessenweitz?”
The startled Countess Laurent turned to Iellie.
The Viscountess, who had been listening to the Countess while trembling, hurriedly waved her hand.
It means that she’s fine. Iellie felt like she was going crazy with anger.
‘Because of me, my mother can’t even respond properly…… !’
Countess Laurent was an outsider of the Duchy and maintained close relations with the imperial family.
Fearing that it would cause harm to Iellie, Viscountess Blanchett had only listened to the Countess’ insults.
And the Countess was aiming just for that, and she lashed out at the Viscountess.
‘How dare that damn woman talk like that to my mother!’
Iellie pulled her lips tight and bit them. As she strode, Iellie raised her voice again.
“It is not enough to insult me, are you now insulting my mother as well?”
The Viscountess reluctantly grabbed her daughter’s arm. The Countess pretended innocence while just looking on.
“…… I was just stating the truth.”
“Aha, the truth? If so, let me tell you the truth from now on!”
Iellie smirked coldly. The pale green eyes filled with contempt glared at the Countess.
“You kept telling me that you wanted to take care of the Princess.”
“So, in principle, I gave up the tea time position that I was supposed to host.”
“It’s a misunderstanding! I just thought the Lady still didn’t know how to run a tea party!”
The Countess pretended to be the victim and put on a pitiful look on her face.
Hearing that, Iellie was stunned. The problem with the hosting this time is that, in the face of the royal family, even though Iellie had some leeway, the Countess pretended to be considerate.
“Oh, is that so? That’s great consideration.”
Iellie narrowed her eyes and shot her words. Because she was angry, her head was cold.
“But to be considerate of me, the Countess doesn’t have to force herself to take on a job that even you can’t do well.”
“Are you treating me like a fool?”
As if she had forgotten everything she had done, Countess Laurent gasped.
Slowly, she calculated that it was time for the Crown Prince to return and protested. At least, it was her intention that the Crown Prince would be on her side.
“I’m not treating you like a fool, but you’re actually a little foolish, aren’t you?”
But Iellie didn’t raise an eyebrow. Countess Laurent’s face flushed red.
“The Countess is talking as if she had the abilities, and out of consideration for me, hosted it.”
“La, Lady Hessenweitz!”
“Just a while ago, the Countess made a mistake with the Princess, didn’t you?”
Iellie tilted her head at an angle.
The pale green eyes narrowed coldly.
“Besides, what rudeness is this to my mother now?”
“I just…… !”
Countess Laurent raised her voice in her arrogance. Iellie’s expression turned colder.
“Aunt. When will you show proper courtesy to my wife?”
The voice was as cold as ice. The startled Countess looked back.
Her face turned pale. Before the Crown Prince could take her side, the Heir Apparent had arrived first.
Iellie called Zachary blankly. She didn’t want him to witness her quarreling like this.
Iellie’s cheeks turned slightly red. Zachary jumped off his horse and approached Iellie.
“My wife is working hard again today!”
After whispering that, Zachary leaned down and kissed Iellie’s cheek softly. Iellie asked a question.
“Are you back already?”
“Hmm. I wanted to see you.”
Hey, don’t you think it’s a bit strange to say that out loud in front of people? Iellie took that question to heart.
She buried it deep. Zachary turned and looked at the Countess and grinned.
“Aunt is always arrogant toward the Mistress of the North.”
“Ne, Nephew…… !”
In an attempt to somehow temper Zachary’s momentum, the Countess deliberately used ‘nephew’.
“What do you mean nephew? Call me Heir Apparent as usual.”
But Zachary raised his eyebrows crookedly in response.
Even though Countess Laurent was brought to the Duchy, Zachary felt that she should show all the minimum courtesy she had shown the Imperial family.
“My wife is the one holding the right to host all banquets in the Duchy and even in the North.”
“…… Heir, Heir Apparent?”
“But by deliberately relinquishing that right, she gave the Countess the chance to host a tea party.”
Zachary tilted his head. There was a sense of displeasure and irritation in the soft voice.
“Then you should know your place well and be quiet, so why do you keep making a fuss?”
Although he said that in a polite voice, but, to put it bluntly, it was the same as asking, ‘Why do you keep acting out of your position?’
Zachary narrowed his eyes. He spoke coldly.
“If you had been considerate to my wife, I would have been grateful…… ”
Blue eyes that had no warmth looked up and down at the Countess. Soon, he laughed.
“Aunt, no matter how it was before, nothing has changed.”
“Heir, Heir Apparent.”
“Isn’t it time you gradually refined your wisdom of life?”
No matter how short Countess Laurent’s thought was, Iellie and Zachary’s positions were different from each other.
Iellie is the youngest son of the Viscounty, but Zachary is the Heir Apparent who will inherit the Duchy of Hessenweitz in the future.
“Besides, you’re being rude to my mother-in-law…… I wonder if you have any thoughts.”
Mother in law. At that phrase, Viscountess Blanchett had a slightly startled face. It was the same with Iellie. The two cannot know why he deliberately chose the word ‘mother-in-law’ in front of people.
Here, Zachary is saying that Iellie and Viscountess Blanchett are perfectly part of Hessenweitz.
“This is a personal opinion, but no matter how much Iellie managed, I can’t believe you quickly accepted it.”
“I think you need to learn a little bit about the virtues of time and place awareness.”