Divorce Will Be Completed in 3 Seconds - Chapter 26
[Stigma Baron Johnson Moliot]
He goes under the name of Molly in a gambling house.
He started a brewing business in Brighton’s name, but spent all his investment in gambling.
His remaining debt amounts to 1.2 million gold.
[Recently, more and more people are pushing for debt, so he is nervous.]
It was the reward effect that I received last time.
After finding out the first stigma, the white window that I thought had disappeared came back to mind.
[Found the first stigma in a short time!]
[Additional rewards will be given for this. Do you want to check?]
I have to check the compensation.
Then came the notification.
[You can check the information about the stigma without using up your fate energy!]
[You can check the details of the stigma!]
‘I was wondering how to use it.’
The words came to mind on their own as I faced Baron Moliot.
‘I didn’t know it would be this useful.’
At that time, the existing letters were erased and new contents were written.
‘What is this?’
I frowned unconsciously while reading it.
He is taking part in human trafficking to write off gambling debts.
They work by kidnapping commoner children and selling them to slave traders.
[There are children in captivity in the basement of the Moliot mansion. Some children are under ten years of age.]
‘You’re worse than trash.’
I took off my evening gloves.
It’s meant to throw at the person to challenge him into a duel.
‘You’re the evil of society.’
Before I knew it, a hand came over from behind.
It was Argention.
“What are you…”
“I’ll do this.”
Then, naturally, he took off his gloves.
Argention moved his arm across my shoulder.
The glove fell on Baron Moliot’s face.
“Oh my god!”
Why are you being so mean?
Baron Moliot was hit by a stone.
He was grumbling.
“What does this mean?”
“You’re not asking because you really don’t know. Do you want to run away by pretending you don’t know?”
Baron Moliot’s face turned pale.
He couldn’t say anything, but his lips were trembling.
“You wouldn’t have done that to my wife if you had thought your neck was precious.”
With Baron Moliot’s sobs, the crowd went wild.
‘This is going to ruin the banquet.’
I stepped up again.
“Then let’s have the two of you decide.”
People’s eyes were on me.
If we leave it at that, Baron Moliot will surely die. Is he out of his mind to kill someone at a banquet?
But what can I do?
“The gloves have already been thrown, so this duel cannot be stopped even if Helios comes.”
I looked all the way through the crowd and talked.
“The fight doesn’t end until someone surrenders. Isn’t it?”
Gentleman’s war of honor is sacred.
Everyone nodded when I brought this up.
“Ha, I surrender!”
Baron Moliot cried out, worried that he might miss this opportunity.
He didn’t even know this was a trap I set up.
“You know that if you surrender, you’ll have to do what I want”
“All right. Hurry up and tell me!”
“You can’t change your words, can you? You swear to God Helios.”
“Yes, yes! I swear to God Helios!”
Baron Moliot hastily cried out, afraid that I might reverse my words.
It’d have been better for him to faint in a duel with Argention.
She smiled broadly, expressing deep regret in her heart.
“There is something I want to pray to God these days. I just heard that the prayer room at the Molliot House is so wonderful. Can I go and pray?”
“Well, wait a minute.”
As soon as he heard her words, Baron Moliot’s face froze white.
The common prayer room was set up in the basement.
“What makes the Duchess of Palesdon so lenient?”
“She must have had a lot of changes in her mind ahead of a big event.”
“Well, I would’ve been the same.”
No wonder people’s reactions are like this.
The nobles all had prayer rooms in the basement of their house.
You’d think it was just a blind eye.
I don’t think that’s the case with the children in the basement.
“How about something else? I’ll do whatever the duchess wants.”
“Baron Moliot. Is there anything you can give me other than the prayer room?”
“But I’ll think about it one more time.”
In spite of the blatant insults, Baron Moliot was unyielding and clingy.
“If you’re dissatisfied, we’ll fight a duel.”
“Oh, no! I’ll give you the prayer room!”
As soon as Argention stepped in, he offered the prayer room.
“Well, when will it be?”
“Let’s send people right now. I’ll have to be able to use it whenever I want.”
“I’ll tell the housekeepers to clean it up.”
“No, I don’t feel comfortable riding a stranger’s hand.”
Baron Moliot’s face was distorted, failing to even plan to buy time.
I called the knights who were still standing nearby.
“Search the basement of Baron Moliot’s mansion. And bring all the people you’ll find.”
I ordered quietly.
But Baron Moliot’s face turned pale, as he heard all I said.
‘Who told you to commit a crime?’
There was nothing he could do now.
You just have to wait here for your sins to be revealed.
“You’ll have to stay until the end of the banquet. Or Argention will come forward.”
When he responded to Argention without hesitation, Baron Moliot nodded as if he were out of his mind.
“Then shall we start the banquet?”
Soon the music began.
Even today, the tea cup was broken in the annex.
Elizabeth was furious when she heard about what happened at the banquet hall.
“What are you talking about? She humiliated your brother?”
“Sorry, I’m sorry. Madam.”
“If you’re sorry, don’t do it! If this happens one more time, I’ll kill your brother!”
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry. So, for that child, ugh!”
Elizabeth slapped the swollen face of the maid again.
Even she couldn’t overcome her anger and cried out in spite of herself.
“How dare you, how dare you!”
She sprang up from her seat.
“I’m going to trample you down. I’m gonna throw you in hell!”
Elizabeth, who had been screaming for a long time, finally calmed down.
“Yes, it’s the end today.”
Stupid Roselina will never escape the trap I dug.
She headed for the banquet hall, muttering as if she was determined.
“Then let’s have the Duke, the hero of the day!”
When the situation was settled, the butler brought the Duke.
The Duke came down the central staircase of the hall and stood in front of the people.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you. I haven’t spoken to you in years.”
He expressed his appreciation rather bluntly.
“Winter has lasted a long time, but it cannot last forever. I would appreciate it if you could take care of the newly blooming sprouts together in the future.”
The tone was only a little stiff, but the contents were different.
There was a small stir in the banquet hall.
The sprout meant Brighton.
It was tantamount to a declaration that he would be returning to society.
“So is the Duke of Brighton returning to society?”
“There must be a lot of people who will welcome him. How well the duke was once. Are there still many people who look at him?”
“It’s like that for me, too. If I knew this would happen, I wouldn’t have gotten married. Ho-ho.”
“I’m sure everyone feels the same way. I can’t believe that such a pretty-looking man is so obedient to his wife. It’s like something from a novel.”
I was listening to the ladies’ silly comments, then the music changed.
‘Right, when it comes to Ropan, there’s a social dance!’ (t/n: Ropan = Romantic fantasy novels)
I have to start dancing because I am the host of today’s banquet.
‘I’m going to dance with Father.’
I have no one to ask for a dance with anyway.
As I walked towards the central staircase, Argention stood in front of me.
“Why are you here? Are you here for the divorce?”
“If you want to divorce me quickly, divorce me without the check.”
I’m trying to be rude and pass by.
Argention bent one knee and reached out to me.
“Lady, will you grant me the honor of dancing with you?”