Divorce Will Be Completed in 3 Seconds - Chapter 48
“Lady Roselina has done what no one has ever done before. Therefore, I will grant her the status of Count. I will also reward her with 10 gold bars and a chest of jewels.”
I was so surprised that I couldn’t hear His Majesty’s words clearly after the word ‘gold bars’.
“His Majesty is granting the Duchess of Palesdon the status of a Count?”
“He called her only by her name. Does this mean the duchess is really getting a divorce?”
“Isn’t this unprecedented? His Majesty is giving her a great reward.”
There was a stir around her indicating that I wasn’t the only one surprised.
‘Wow, this is awesome…’
It was simply unconventional.
In this place, women usually followed their father or husband’s statuses.
But I’m granted a status of my own.
‘I don’t need to buy a title under a borrowed name anymore.’
No. Technically, it was a situation where I didn’t have to have a borrowed name.
But it would still be more convenient to have a borrowed name if she wants to do many businesses in the future.
“Is this the result of being a hero of the empire?”
The reward was thrilling after I solved such a difficult quest.
‘From now on, if a quest asks me to do it, I’ll just close my mouth and do it.’
As I swear to myself, the emperor spoke again.
“And finally, I’ll grant you one wish. Tell me anything.”
This time an exclamation jumped out of my head.
It was simply awesome.
It was a blank check guaranteed by the emperor.
If she asks for a title, he will give it, and if she asks for a spirit, he will give it.
Of course my answer was fixed.
I answered quietly so that only the emperor could hear me.
“I need the check I left at the Imperial bank a while ago. Is this possible?”
“Of course. It will soon be in your hands.”
“Thank you very much. Your Majesty.”
The Emperor and Empress looked at me warmly.
Hearing the answer I wanted, I stepped back in front of the podium.
“The Duchess of Palesdon. You’re doing great these days. Please stop by our mansion sometime and tell us some stories.”
“Oh, please visit our mansion too, Duchess.”
“She’s not the Duchess of Palesdon? She’s the Princess of Brighton. Welcome back to the Single’s Club, Princess Brighton!”
People surrounded me as if they were waiting.
It was not sweet at all, hearing only nice things.
‘Such cunning people’
I’ve heard how many times they swear at me at the court.
Wouldn’t it be embarrassing to stick like this as soon as the board was turned over?
I turned my head.
Calix was so tall that I could find him right away.
“Prince Calix, Your Highness.”
The crowd dispersed as Calix strode closer.
“She seems to be on good terms with the Crown Prince.”
“Princess Brighton rescued the Crown Prince. Isn’t it obvious?”
“Maybe this will bring Brighton and the royal family to fruition.”
People were very interested in Calix.
It was natural. Calix was a new member of the royal family, and he will be the only heir to the throne.
‘It is all about money.’
Even Calix’s brilliant blond hair looked like gold.
‘I’ve been looking forward to this moment so much.’
Standing in front of me, Calix took out a rose from the inside of his robe.
“Rose. It’s a rose that looks just like you.”
“Your Highness the Crown Prince.”
“Will you grant me the honor to dance with you?”
When Calix asked me to dance, handing me the Rose of Harmony, exclamations exploded here and there.
“It’s so romantic…………!”
“The Crown Prince asking for a dance with a rose?”
“I want to experience it, too. That’s the Rose of Harmony, right? It’s so beautiful and fresh that I want to have one.”
It was a very gratifying response.
I’ve put my head together with Calix for this.
I remembered what happened a while ago.
“Calix, I need you to refresh the image of the Rose of Harmony. Exactly with the attention you’re getting.”
“Just say anything. I’ll do as you tell me.”
“You’ll have to give the Rose of Harmony and ask for a dance.”
“I don’t want to.”
Calix, who said he will do it just a moment ago, made a sullen face.
“Why should I dance with another girl? If I’m not with Rose………”
“Do you hate dancing with me that much?”
I was a little embarrassed because I didn’t know Calix would refuse.
I didn’t think about him, and I just seem like a person who wants to have her cake and eat it too.
‘It was fun even for a moment. Goodbye, my gold bars……….’
As she said goodbye, Calix looked very embarrassed.
“I’ll do it, I will!”
“No, Calix, you don’t have to force it.”
Calix has been oppressed all his life and has been doing what others tell him to do. I didn’t want to force him to do anything.
But somehow Calix looked like he was about to cry and begged.
“No, please let me do it…. That’s my wish. Rose, okay?”
When she asked, he nodded enthusiastically.
“Then you just have to ask me for a dance but you don’t have to actually dance.”
“No, I want to dance with Rose!”
That’s how this situation was staged.
“Well, isn’t it just a fake since it’s artificial?”
A curt voice from somewhere erased my thoughts.
‘Yeah, it’s time for a disruptor to show up.’
Just wait a little bit.
If a quest appears, I’ll steer you away.
That’s what I thought but I didn’t even have the time to act.
“Don’t say that! It’s a great invention!”
Countess Maria stepped in front of me.
Her brown eyes shone determinedly.
Countess Maria hasn’t been out for days.
It wasn’t because the curse of the rose had manifested.
‘This is real.’
She carried the rose she had received from Roselina all the time. Even her husband was jealous.
“You. Do you like it better than me?”
“Honey, I think this is a special item.”
At the words of Countess Maria, her husband made a serious face.
Her husband was a serious man. His judgment came only after hundreds of validations.
“How can it be special?”
“I think the more I have this with me, the less the symptoms of the curse of the rose I have.”
“Is that true?”
The Count rarely raised his voice.
He always felt sorry for his wife, who refrained from going out due to the curse of the rose symptoms.
“I’ll look into it too.”
It was reliable if it was the study of her husband, who is the head of the tower, and not by anyone else.
And a few days later, Countess Maria was able to hear the unexpected news.
“Honey, you’re right. This is a very special item.”
“Is that true?”
“Yeah, I don’t know the exact components yet, but the mana from this Rose of Harmony alleviates the curse of the rose.”
Countess Maria’s face was recalled after hearing her husband’s confirmation.
“I want to study this more. Can I get more roses?”
“It’s stopped selling now, but I’ll talk to the Duchess of Palesdon. She might have a way to get more.”
And the way to meet Roselina right away was to participate in the royal banquet.
‘Are you sure you’ll be okay?’
However, Countess Maria had never dreamed of attending a royal banquet because of the curse of roses.
Her husband felt the same way.
“Are you gonna be okay? What if you fall down?”
Countess Maria could not readily answer.
It was true that it was still scary.
It is also difficult to collapse due to the development of curse symptoms, therefore she has been afraid of the gaze pouring down on her since then.
If it was Roselina, she wouldn’t give up here. She can’t live in the mansion forever.
Countess Maria clenched her little fist.
“Yeah, I’ll be fine.”
“Then I’ll accompany you.”
So the Countess Maria and the Lord of the Tower headed for the palace.
As soon as they entered the banquet hall, she heard a nerve-racking sound.
“Well, isn’t it just a fake since it’s artificial?”
The Countess Maria’s eyes burned when she heard it.
She immediately stood before Roselina and shouted at the person who spoke carelessly.
“Don’t say that! It’s a great item!”
For a moment, the banquet hall’s eyes were on her.
Countess Maria’s heart beat fast.
After falling down and being looked down by people, this situation was too burdensome.
But she had to tell the truth.
“The rose of harmony can cure the curse of roses!”
Eventually, the Countess of Maria plucked up her courage and succeeded in taking a step.