I Stole the Child of My War-Mad Husband - Chapter 2
I couldn’t understand why this was happening to me.
While whipping people, you find the memories of your past life out of nowhere?
‘Is there any special reason?’
I arranged the confusing thoughts and the plot of the novel that I remembered as much as possible.
First of all, this story was the love story of Rupert and the heroine, Aisha Ren, who dreams of becoming a knight.
The original story begins when Aisha, who has run out of the house dreaming of becoming a knight, dressed as a man and joined ‘The Knights of the Raven.’
‘I have a problem.’
This is because Rupert’s wife, Noel, or ‘me’ was killed by her husband
‘Does this make sense?’
I disheveled my hair feeling frustrated by thinking of this injustice.
‘No matter how mean a woman is, the man who killed his wife and daughter is the main character of this novel! It’s a huge mess! This is a real shitty novel.’
But right now was not the time to discuss my injustice. First of all, it was urgent to organize the situation.
‘My husband, the most problematic person, let’s make him on my side first.’
My relationship with him was at the worst point right now.
Rupert and Noel were connected through a political marriage. So there was no love.
Seven years ago, 20-year-old Rupert beat his brothers and inherited the title of Marquis Ainel.
At that time, he had just become a second-generation Marquis and lacked foundation.
In the end, Rupert signed an agreement with my goddamned family on the condition of marriage.
‘At the time, I hated him, who was an illegitimate child and was later conferred a title.’
It was so obvious.
The illegitimate child who became a Marquis married a noble lady in a lineage-oriented way of thinking.
It means that from the first meeting, I showed contempt for him.
The first step in which our relationship got worse was attributable to my one-sided contempt.
I even used my luxury to bully others, causing all kinds of accidents I could with my authority.
In a word, I was the mad dog of this mansion.
Even if you don’t touch me, I’m biting!
After a common political marriage, there was no way that I would have fallen in love with a husband with a sick past.
I was the dirtiest personality!
When I recalled the past, I really wanted to hide in a mouse hole. I had done too many shameful things.
‘But it wasn’t my complete will!’
I really don’t know why. I feel like I was manipulated and possessed by something.
Anyway, it is natural for Rupert to despise me like that.
Now he even hated me for calling his name.
‘What do I do.’
There’s not much time left until the story begins, and then everything will be gone.
Of course, Noel was guilty of her misdeeds such as lashing out at the maids, spending all the money allocated to her in vain, and so on.
But now, to Rupert, I was the one to do all those things that Noel had done before, but it’s not what she really wanted to do.
So all the mistakes so far have been my responsibility in the future.
‘At least let’s lower Rupert’s hostility toward me.’
The role of a wife who is hated by a war-fanatic male protagonist is death.
Fortunately, as I searched for my memories, I came up with a few things I knew about the future.
It’s filled with hazards, but how can it not be helpful in any way?
“All right, let’s start with Rupert’s office.”
Immediately I headed to my husband’s office. As I stood in front of the door, a feeling of tension struck my whole body.
“…Let’s do it.”
Taking a brief deep breath, I knocked on the door.
A quiet voice came over the door.
I slowly turned the doorknob.
When I opened the door, Rupert was staring at me with a cold gaze. He seems to have a lot to say.
“It said that you whip a maid because your hair was tangled.”
As soon as I entered the office, it was the first word I heard.
At those words, I raised my head wonderingly.
Something’s not right.
“Your hair got tangled and you whipped the maid, didn’t you?”
This was definitely a misunderstanding. The reason I whip the maid was because of theft.
Indeed, it seemed that other maids who had witnessed my actions spread such rumors without knowing the circumstances.
The Marchioness was so mad at her tangled hair that she turned a maid of honor into a dead body.
‘But who could have spread this rumor out of malice?’
Well, not one or two people hate me.
“I didn’t hit her because my head was tangled.”
“Then what is it?”
“Because she was trying to steal my brooch.”
As I was talking, I felt a little weird. I couldn’t believe that I whipped someone.
Rupert looked closely at my face and laughed at me.
“You’re telling meaningless lies.”
“I have already heard from witnesses, so you don’t have to say that. I don’t know why you’re lying in the first place. It’s not the first time you’ve ever done this”
Somehow my credibility in Rupert’s eyes had seemed to hit the rock-bottom.
Seeing that he believes more in the words of the maids, as compared to his wife.
‘I can’t help it.’
Right now, things will get better when I get along with Rupert a little, but it was my loss if I tried to wrestle from here.
‘Besides, I don’t think he’ll believe me.’
I changed the plan.
It will be important to show him that I am different now.
First of all, let’s show the appearance of admitting the faults, even if it is a false charge
“Yeah, I think I went too far. I’ll pay her a certain amount of compensation.”
‘Because it’s hard to take the whip blow this much must be done.’
Rupert was silent for a moment as if he hadn’t expected me to admit it.
“Oh, in the future, I won’t whip the maids anymore.”
Even if you do something wrong, you will be fired. No more using whip. I don’t have that kind of awful taste.
Rupert retorted suspiciously.
“How are you going to pay the compensation? You used up all of your allowances in a week. I’m not going to give you any more money for all that luxury.”
‘Yes, that’s a problem too!’
It’s not one or two of the extravagances and accidents that I had caused so far.
He was a duty-bound husband even to his hated wife.
It means that he paid me enough money anyway.
‘Realistically, it’s too much to ask him for more money right now.’
I can’t ask for more budget like I used to.
‘I have to show you I can do things too.’
Or his assessment of me will go down even more.
‘Think! Turn the wheels of your brain!’
There was some information about the future that was related to money.
The problem is that it is something that will need his help.
I glanced at him.
“What if I say I’ll make it?”
Naturally, this caught his full attention.
“You? Are you going to make money?”
I knew it. He was definitely interested. I must hold onto this firmly.
“How on earth? I wonder if you know how to make money or not.”
Then he approached me. He grabbed my wrist and scorned me lightly.
“You couldn’t even go out to battle with a sword with this veinless wrist.”
It wasn’t really wrong. Original ‘Noelle Ainel’ didn’t know how to make money.
If I combine the memories of my living in a capitalist society with the information of a novel plot in my head, it is not much of an issue.
‘Will you really listen to me?’
There is no other way, so let’s ask him for that first.
I laughed as kindly as possible.
“First of all, Marquis.”
I hope that I don’t look like a weirdo to him.
“Could you lend me some money?”