I Thought It Was a Common Transmigration - Chapter 76
“That’s right, someone tried to kill Miss Edith.”
“Oh, that’s horrible.”
Leila was rather delighted.
‘If someone has tampered with the wheel of the yacht belonging to the Ludwigs, then there is a force within the Ludwig family that wants to get rid of Edith!’
Who else but members of the Ludwig family could have broken into Killian’s yacht?
Then it occurred to me to consider one hopeful assumption.
‘Maybe Killian was trying to kill Edith……?’
When he lifted her from the water, she wasn’t breathing.
‘He only pretended to save her so that he could make excuses to Count Riegelhoff, but that worthless wench survived. There were many eyes watching, so he couldn’t kill her again……’
The rumor of Killian and Edith’s feud has already spread through social circles.
But the two of them going on a yacht?
That’s already weird.
‘Clearly, Killian is trying to get rid of that woman!’
Leila was convinced.
This helped her stay calm and not lose her temper when the subject of Lizé came up.
“By the way…… do you know anything about Miss Lizé?”
“Yes? What are you talking about?”
“I mean…… Miss Lizé is being treated as an almost future duchess by the Ludwig family……”
At that, Leila and Countess Sinclair snorted at the same time, especially the Countess, who even went so far as to actively retort.
“That’s nonsense,” she said, “To put it bluntly, that child has been sold to that house.”
“I’ve been keeping my mouth shut because it’s a disgrace to the family, but apparently there’s a wild rumor going around. The truth is, that illegitimate child was sold to the Ludwigs the Ludwigs, and she probably works as a maid there.”
The lady who had mentioned Lizé exchanged glances with the lady who had come with her, shaking her head.
But the Countess spoke boldly, “When Duke Ludwig and my family did business together, we borrowed some money from the Duke, which is not uncommon in business.”
“Then His Excellency the Duke of Ludwig came to visit us for a while, and apparently he needed a maid, so he offered to take her in light of our bond.”
“But…… the Duke of Ludwig could have gotten a maid without having to do that……”
“How do you know what he’ll use her for?”
Several of the ladies blushed and their eyes widened.
“I must admit…… Miss Lizé is quite a catch.”
“She is not. She’s a lascivious wench who takes after her lascivious mother who can’t be trusted with a man, and I don’t even want to talk about it.”
The Countess furrowed her brow in displeasure and flapped her fan.
Then the shrewd ladies cursed Lizé and her mother in front of them, which made Leila and the Countess feel better.
But it wasn’t Lizé that Leila cared about; she didn’t give a damn about trivialities anyway.
All she cared about was Killian and Edith.
As soon as the tea party was over, Leila headed for the first-floor study where Damien and Anton were playing billiards.
“Leila! You seem to be in a good mood today.”
“You do. Guess the chatty old ladies didn’t offer any marriage advice today, huh?”
Leila smiled broadly and plopped down on the couch, despite Anton’s mock.
“You were right.”
“I’m always right, but which one?”
“I don’t think the Duke of Ludwig intends to keep Edith Riegelhoff alive for long.”
At the irritating preamble, Damien and Anton stopped playing billiards and turned to look at Leila.
“What did you hear?”
“Edith went out yachting with Killian and almost drowned, and someone tampered with the wheel.”
“You know they’ve been rumored to be feuding, but doesn’t it strike you as odd that they’d be on a yacht together?”
Damien nodded, and Leila got even more excited.
“That’s what I’m thinking. Killian faked an accident and tried to kill Edith, and then pretended to save her, but ended up saving her for real.”
Anton laughed mockingly at Leila’s speculation.
“Haha, if that’s true, the look on Killian’s face would have been something to behold.”
“But if it’s not, it doesn’t make sense. Killian Ludwig’s wife almost died, and the case was swept under the rug, what does that mean?”
At that, Damien smiled in satisfaction. “Leila, you do realize that the National Day is coming up soon, right?”
“Yeah. I’ve already ordered my dress.”
“Then that’s your chance. The end of the year is coming, don’t forget.”
Leila’s eyes sparkled.
The end of the year is approaching, the time of Count Riegelhoff’s downfall, and Killian has become so sick of Edith that he wants to kill her.
She must win him over at the upcoming National Day if she expects him to divorce his wife next year.
“I’ll try my best.”
Leila’s cheeks flushed with excitement.
The yacht incident ended up being a mere misadventure.
A few days later, the body of a maid named Sabina was found in a forest east of the capital.
It was said that she had been beaten to death with something like a club.
The location was close to Count Riegelhoff’s estate, but the Riegelhoffs were able to pass by without much suspicion because their men were down at the estate.
It was later discovered that Sabina had been borrowing money from various places in the neighborhood and giving it to a man.
This led to rumors that her story about me being the culprit was also a ploy to extort money from me.
‘But a mere eighteen-year-old girl was murdered with a blunt object…… and you all don’t care?’
Ironically, the only person who cared about the maid’s situation was me, who was almost falsely accused because of her.
In this world, extras’ circumstances are so trivial that they can be described in one or two lines, so even the people who asked what to do at first acted as if they had forgotten about it by the next day.
‘Even if I die…… everyone will forget about it the next day, right?’
I had to try not to think about it.
But I couldn’t dwell on Sabina for long either.
Because the original flow didn’t wait for me to feel better, it immediately announced the start of the next episode.
“The National Day is already a month away.”
The Duke of Ludwig brought up the topic of the National Day at a family dinner after a long time.
“I’ve noticed that something’s not quite right with Archduke Langston this time.”
Despite the seriousness of the topic, Cliff said it with a casual smile, as if it were no big deal.
It was a problem they all knew about, and no one was surprised to hear about it.
“He’ll try to show off his power. He’s foolish and greedy, and probably still believes the throne should be his.”
I quickly realized that Archduke Langston is a man not much different from Count Riegelhoff.
Count Riegelhoff also believes that the Duchy of Ludwig should have been his.
‘If it’s National Day when Archduke Langston appears, it’s the ball episode at the end of volume four. There’s not much left.’
I got goosebumps.
After this ball, events will take place that will put Edith’s life in jeopardy.
After dinner, I went back to my room to think about what was to come, and I realized that this episode of National Day would be different from the original.
‘Wait a minute, the original Edith is on probation, so she can’t attend the National Day ball!’
Edith remains at the mansion, and it seems that she and Sophia have been plotting something.
‘It’s not really clear what Edith is up to because the narrative centers on Lizé and Cliff…… but that’s one of the reasons she dies later……’
At the end of the National Day ball episode, a fight breaks out between the Riegelhoffs and the Ludwigs, during which Shane attacks the Ludwigs’ mansion.
Perhaps Edith and Sophia have come up with a plan to help him?
‘But now I don’t have Sophia, and I’m going to the National Day ball, so this will be a good change for me, right?’
There were a lot of twists and turns, but somehow I felt like I was getting closer to a better future.
“Plus, I get to go to the ball in a Rofan world! Oh my God!’
The ball at the imperial palace is one of those things that always comes up when I read Rofan novels.
Magnificent palace, colorful dresses, thrilling waltzes, and romance!
‘It would be fun just to watch others!’
I smiled, recalling the countless ball episodes I’d read online.
Perhaps in this episode of the National Day ball, Lizé will be the center of attention, and the Langston faction will make a big splash.
All I have to do is put on my 3D glasses and eat popcorn to watch it happen.
The next day, the mansion is in a frenzy.
“Anna, what’s going on outside, it sounds a bit noisy……”
I woke up at the same time as usual, bathed, dressed, drank tea, and finished reading “Madam Graham’s Secret Flirtation,” only to hear voices coming from somewhere, so I asked Anna.
“Master Cliff has called the boutique’s people for Miss Lizé,” she answered.
“Is Madam Ruayal here?”
“No. He’s summoned the Dwell Robes Boutique, which is used by the Empress, and it’s twice as expensive as the Ruayal Boutique.”
“Twice? I thought the Ruayal Boutique was expensive enough.”
Although the Duchess is not a person of extravagance, the Ruayal Boutique is also quite expensive.
If it is twice the price Ruayal Boutique gives, it would be a place that even the most noble families would have to spend a lot of money to visit.