I’m In Trouble Because My Husband Is So Cute - Chapter 71
Translator and Editor: Effe and Nabi
That gaze without a single piece of doubt about Iellie.
The Emperor bit his lip hard. Zachary’s emotions now were pure anger.
“First, get your hands off Len.”
As Zachary tapped his fingertips, at the same time, a great storm blew. The Emperor screamed briefly.
The wind was so strong that it was enough to push the Emperor back. He slumped to the ground like a puppet that had fallen off a string. Then, Zachary rushed to her. Iellie, who was lying on the chair, was fortunately not injured.
He cried desperately.
As he supported Iellie’s neck and lifted it carefully, her breath came out. The blurred pale green eyes glanced up at Zachary. At least, her mind seemed to remain.
Zachary dropped his head.
“…What a relief, really…”
Iellie wanted to tell him she was okay, she wanted to calm Zachary somehow. However, her damn body didn’t even think about moving properly. She tried to touch even his lips, but all in vain.
“Wait a minute, Len.”
“I will take the debt for this insult. Understand?”
The moment of relief that had risen for a moment turned into anger in an instant. An emotion that fueled anger rather than quelled it. He could have lost her… At that thought alone, this anger was justified.
Iellie desperately tried to stop him. Of course, it was useless.
After confirming that she was fine, Zachary got up. The gentle hand that had been caressing her forehead faded away.
‘What are you going to do!’
Iellie felt like she was going to pass out. Meanwhile, Zachary moved his steps slowly.
Thump, thump, thump, thump.
With every step he took, the ground froze white. His lackluster gaze swept the Emperor up and down slowly.
“Your Majesty… I don’t know anything else, but I’ll have to take this debt.”
He smiled softly, at the same time—
A strong wind blew up.
The Emperor was astonished. The air surrounding him was tense as the atmosphere resonated with Zachary’s wrath.
Whiiirr—Resonating with his emotions, the air wept loudly. His whole body trembled.
Zachary took one more step.
The Emperor clenched his shoulders as he took in gasps of breath in an instant. The force that strangled his neck sharpens like a blade that will tear him apart. Just by facing that energy, it seems like he would turn into powder and disappear at any moment.
The Emperor could not even breathe properly and was trembling.
“Young Duke, what-what is this, what are you doing!”
Eventually, the Emperor barely squeezed his voice out.
At that, Zachary stared at him with a tilt. His blue eyes, without a single point of warmth, were like blades of a sword. It seemed that the Emperor would be cut in half at any moment.
The whole world in sight was dyed pure white.
On a bright spring day, a cold winter permeated every nook and cranny. A cold, sharp wind blew over the clear sky. Mixing with the pouring snow, it transformed into a blizzard that seemed to tear everything apart. The air that filled the lungs was stabbing cold.
“No, no way Young Duke… Are you causing this upheaval?”
The Emperor, who looked like he was about to faint, asked him. Instead of answering, Zachary raised his hand.
“Young, Young Duke!”
In an instant, the Emperor’s pupils widened in fear.
Countless pieces of ice floated to Zachary’s side. The sharply ground spear-like ice was all aimed straight at the Emperor. He could sense that Zachary was serious now.
…He was clearly standing here with the intent to kill the Emperor.
“As I take my debt, let me tell you one more thing.”
Zachary stood and glared down at him. The Emperor widened his eyes.
“Do not insult.”
A crushed voice came from between Zachary’s lips as blue eyes gleamed coldly.
The Emperor, terrified, could not even speak properly. Only his dry lips were opening a little.
“…in front of me.”
The cold, sunken eyes looked straight at the Emperor. At the same time, the ice quickly formed a formation in the air and began to aim for the Emperor. He swallowed a gulp. If the Young Duke only stretched out his fingers, in an instant…
‘…I could die.’
The glacier-like eyes were condemning the Emperor to death. The fear of death the Emperor felt for the first time was clear and cold as if a sword was hung behind his neck. He sat down, and his whole body began to shake.
“It is all a trick that Your Majesty has prepared for my wife… Do you think I don’t know?”
Kill that person.
The monster inside Zachary whispered softly.
That person tried to trample on your most precious woman.
She could have been hurt. If he had been a little late, Iellie would have suffered.
‘If that happened…’
His eyes turned over. Only anger remained and seeped through his body.
Kill this person right away, and with his life, Iellie had to be compensated for the things she had to go through. Kill it.
The monster said in a pleasant tone.
‘What would he have done if Iellie had been hurt?’
The power that was directed entirely towards the Emperor began to run wild. The pouring snow was so strong that it obscured the sight in white, and the force that rushed in like a storm suppressed everyone in this place.
‘…Isn’t it better to kill him?’
At the monster’s question, Zachary nodded his head.
As he flicked his finger, the ice formed a formation. The ice spear blades that reflected the sunlight shone coldly. If he lifted his finger, it would tear the Emperor to pieces.
“Young, Young Duke, what-what is this…!”
The Emperor, who raised his voice in fear, swallowed his breath.
Zachary, who was glaring at him, was completely sincere. He twisted the tip of his lips. His reason had long since dyed white. If he touched Iellie, he should pay for it with his life.
Just before it flew to the Emperor.
A small voice called out.
He was startled. A pure white world where nothing could be heard and nothing could be seen… That voice, the only one that gave warmth in the world built up with winter and ice.
Like a young flying beast waking up from an egg, he suddenly woke up. He glanced back.
Iellie, with a pale, tired face, was struggling to get her body up. She was staggering and lost her balance, probably because of the effect of the drug.
Zachary immediately ran to Iellie. He shouted while supporting Iellie.
Iellie shook her head as she trembled. Zachary didn’t know what to do and hugged her. He couldn’t stand the way she called him with her thin breath.
Meanwhile, Iellie was desperate. What would happen if Zachary went on a rampage here? Indeed, the capital would be destroyed. That had to be stopped. She held him with all her strength.
“Let’s go back… hmm?”
Her fingers holding his collar slid helplessly. Zachary let out a short breath. The burning anger that burned his heart gradually subsided.
He opened his eyes tightly and answered.
Iellie smiled a little at that moment. Zachary carefully took Iellie in his arms. It was then that his mind cooled down. Pain flashed in his eyes as he looked around.
“I’m sorry… Len.”
The power that had gone to the brink of a rampage made a mess everywhere it came into contact with. Frost and ice covered the whole garden, and a bladed wind scratched the ground. Zachary spat out a swear word on his lips.
He bit his lip and hugged Iellie again. Like that, he left the Imperial Palace.
“Len, Len. Please wake up.”
Zachary, who laid Iellie on the carriage, called her out, not knowing what to do. Iellie felt frustrated. In fact, her mind remained though her physical state could not tell him not to worry.
“Did the Emperor do anything to you?”
No, he didn’t.
Iellie moved her lips.
I’m fine, so don’t fret.
However, Zachary’s face was gradually darkening. He muttered a little while stroking her forehead.
His eyes went cold.
The current Emperor was born with Asha’s blessing. Asha’s blessing was the power to charm everyone. While Hessenweitz’s lineage was free from its powers, Iellie was different.
‘If only Len could be blessed by Asha.’
Zachary bit his lips and wondered. As he saw her stopping himself earlier, it seemed that she hadn’t been charmed yet. Still, he didn’t know.
“Maybe, you felt a strange power…”
Zachary spoke urgently.
It’s not like that.
Iellie shook her head with all her might. Of course, it was a very small movement to say that she did it with all her might, but he quickly recognized her meaning.
Zachary smiled faintly.
Seeing his smiling face, Iellie was relieved too. How powerful was Asha’s blessing. Finally, with that thought, Iellie lost her consciousness.
* * *
Zachary immediately returned to the townhouse. Seeing that the next mistress was unconscious and held in the Young Duke’s arms, the people of the Duchy were astonished. With sharp edges, the Young Duke gave the order.
“Call the doctor right away.”
The doctor who was called in secretly explained that Iellie was not seriously injured. It was just that she was sleeping deeply because of the drug. Zachary questioned the doctor for a long time and only let him go after he made sure of her condition.
Iellie’s tiny body was buried deep in her bed. The slender wrists and thin physique were revealed through the hem of the silver robe.
…He couldn’t protect her. Zachary buried his face in his hands in a desperate mood.
“Is it really okay if I stay by your side?”
Iellie, who was asleep, did not answer.
What if he loses her? Zachary felt like he was going to throw up.
“What if my powers were misdirected this time and hurt you even a little?”
“Len, I… I really don’t know.”
Muttering so, he slowly lowered his hand and gazed down at Iellie as if possessed. His lady, who resembled Asha flowers…
“It is impossible to imagine leaving you. But, if you want to be safe…”
Zachary bit his lip. The taste of bitter blood lingers on the tip of his tongue. It was like getting lost in the dark.
“…Should I let you go?”
“What should I do? Please, tell me… hmm?”
He gasped softly. Because of him, she became this way. It hurt him to see her sleeping face, still, he couldn’t leave.
Zachary stayed up all night by Iellie’s side.
* * *
Perhaps, it was because of the aftereffects of the drug, Iellie opened her eyes after a whole day. Nevertheless, she was in good condition.
On the other hand, when Zachary lost his mind and almost went on a rampage, the Emperor was completely faced with the magic of winter. People were worried because he fell unconscious.
‘Besides, the scale of the rampage this time was too big.’
Iellie took a deep breath as she folded the newspaper which she was looking at. It seemed that Zachary’s winter magic had an effect on the entire capital. There was a lot of talk about the extreme weather.
In Lippen, which was in the midst of spring, a lot of snow fell, a sharp wind blew, and ice and frost were even freezing.