I Thought It Was a Common Transmigration - Chapter 78
“What style would you prefer, my lord?”
“I’d like it to match my wife’s dress……”
“Oh, how romantic!”
Seeing Killian’s face hardened at the boutique owner’s comment, I was sure he was thinking the same thing as me.
But apparently, the reputation of the boutique wasn’t a lie, as the owner skillfully and earnestly recommended a suit for Killian.
It was a dark blue suit with gold trim on the lapels and cuffs, and looked more ornate than Killian usually wore.
But when paired with my dress, the suit looked like a couple’s outfit, so both of us liked it.
“I’ll take this one.”
“You’ve made a good choice. It’s a shame I won’t get to see you two go to the ball in this, I’m sure you’ll look stunning.”
He looked at us with a twinkle in his eye, as if trying to imagine it.
‘This is too overwhelming……’
As I thought that, I looked at Killian and he had the same look on his face.
We burst out laughing at the same time, bowing our heads and giggling before we were escorted out of the boutique by the entire staff.
“I think you made your decision a little too quickly, you could have tried on a few more dresses……”
“No, I really liked that dress, and to be honest, I thought you had a really good eye.”
“Well, I’ve often been told I have a good eye.”
“Oh, yeah, I’m sure you do.”
We joked and giggled again.
“While we’re at it, let’s match boots and shoes.”
“Oh, right, we were supposed to do that, right?”
“We were supposed to go earlier……”
Killian’s face turned grim as he recalled the time I nearly drowned again.
I gathered my courage and threw my arm around his.
Killian looked back and forth between me and my linked arm, then nodded with a smile.
The street where the boutique was located was close to Le-Belle Marie Street, so we took a stroll and headed for the shoe store.
As I stepped onto Le-Belle Marie Street, the word “wow” naturally came out.
While Darsus Street is famous for the noblemen and has many luxurious things to see, Le-Belle Marie Street seems to be a street specially made for women.
There are many cute and pretty shops, and many feminine and elegant shops.
The cafes also seem to put more effort into their appearance than those on Darsus Street.
There are many things to see
But the only thing better than walking down Le-Belle Marie Street was hearing Killian’s voice, which somehow sounded apologetic.
“If I’d known you’d like it so much, I’d have gotten you out more often.”
I know our relationship back then didn’t make it possible for us to do such a thing, and he knows that too.
Still, there’s something about him saying that.
Instead of answering, I grinned and followed him into the shoe store.
“Welcome! Ah, you must be Young Master Ludwig, and this is……”
“My wife, as I told you last time. I’d like to order two pairs of boots and a pair of shoes.”
“I see, please have a seat this way. I’ll be right back with the sketch paper.”
The owner greeted us crisply and prepared to make the shoes.
“I have a pair of boots myself, so why don’t we just make one for you?”
“It’s colder and snows a lot more in Ryzen than here, so we need to make winter boots that are waterproof and warm.”
My heart skipped a beat at the mention of Ryzen. If it snows a lot, preparing for winter would be a big deal, especially with the amount of winter precipitation.
‘Besides, the winter scenery would be beautiful, so we could make it a tourist destination. We could organize a winter festival……’
While I was smiling to myself as my imagination ran wild, the shoemaker laid down a thick sheet of paper at my feet and began to mold my feet.
I felt a little embarrassed as Killian stared at my feet and ankles with my skirt slightly up.
“Why are you looking at me like that?”
“Because your ankles are really……”
“Oh, no, it’s nothing.”
Killian shook his head to clear his throat, but the flush in his cheeks told me he’d thought of something naughty.
Although it may sound like a self-praise, Edith’s slender ankles and shapely calves were enough to make me drool.
I gestured to Killian to move closer. As he leaned toward me with a questioning look on his face, I whispered, “I don’t think I’m the lecherous one, you are.”
It was hilarious to watch Killian jump back to his feet and look embarrassed.
I wanted to tease him some more, but the shoemaker kept us sane.
“Pick out the design you want while I model your feet.”
A boy who appeared to be his apprentice handed over a catalog, and Killian and I smiled from ear to ear as we picked out boot and shoe designs.
The winter boots were so similar in design that it was almost as if they had been purposely matched for a couple.
After matching shoes and boots, we walked through the chilly streets and stopped at a fancy cafe for a hot cup of tea.
‘I never thought I’d see a day like this in my life as Edith……’
Compared to the beginning of the possession, when I was ready to give up on my husband, I feel that I have really succeeded now.
As we sipped our tea in silence, basking in our happy mood, Killian’s expression suddenly began to harden.
At the same time, my ears picked up the conversation at the table behind us.
“Who will Cliff Ludwig marry? His brother’s already married.”
“Isn’t that Sinclair’s illegitimate daughter? I heard the two brothers are crazy about that fox.”
My ears perked up at the familiar name.
“Oh, no way. Countess Sinclair said that the Sinclairs sold that illegitimate child to the Ludwigs. Apparently, Count Sinclair had some money he borrowed from Duke Ludwig.”
“You mean he gave them his daughter in exchange for the money?”
“Not so much a daughter as an illegitimate child, and where do you treat illegitimate children as your own?”
I hoped their chatter would end here, because up to this point, it was at least true.
But they had crossed the river from which they could never return.
“She’s pretty, but I don’t think the Ludwigs in their right mind would pass on the duchess title to an illegitimate child.”
“A duchess? That’s ridiculous. She’ll just heat the men’s bedrooms instead.”
Several middle-aged ladies snickered, unaware that behind them sat the son of the very same Ludwigs.
‘I’ve been trying to cheer him up all day, and those ladies are ruining it.’
I don’t want to think about what Lizé and Cliff are doing alone, but there are some things I can’t say in public.
Their laughter is annoying, and Killian’s face is getting grimmer by the second.
I jumped out of my seat before he could explode and walked slowly toward the ladies.
Killian’s surprised gaze followed me.
“Well, that’s a very interesting story, will you let me join in?”
They looked at me in surprise as they debated which of the Duke of Ludwig and his two sons had the biggest ‘it’.
“Me? You don’t know me?”
They must think I’m a crazy bitch.
I didn’t expect much from people who were so shamelessly gossiping in public, but they should have at least known the faces of the people they were talking about or their families. Tsk tsk.
“I happen to share a bedroom with one of the men you just mentioned,” I said, showing them the ring I wore on the ring finger of my left hand, and they still had no idea who I am.
Then one of them spotted Killian sitting behind me, let out an inward scream, and slapped the forearm of the lady sitting next to her.
The other ladies noticed Killian, too, and covered their mouths in contemplation.
“I’m afraid I’ve unintentionally eavesdropped on a conversation that is far from dignified…… or graceful,” I said, picking up the teapot in the middle of their table and pouring tea into their teacups.
“Do I look like the kind of person who would live in the same house as the woman who sleeps with my husband? Oh, you said you had no idea who I was, would you recognize me if I told you I am Edith Ludwig, no, Edith Riegelhoff?”
The tea overflowed the teacup and spilled over the saucer.
And at the sound of the name “Edith Riegelhoff,” the ladies gasped.
My face may not have been well known, but my reputation must have been notorious.
“I- I- I’m sorry, Miss Edith. You know, we heard that somewhere too!”
The lady who seemed to be the organizer of this gathering apologized profusely, but I maintained my haughty expression–this too takes considerable patience–and began pouring tea into her teacup as well.
“Has no one told you that it’s best not to say anything you can’t handle behind your back?”
The table quieted down to the sound of my pouring tea.
I didn’t put the teapot on the table until it was empty.
The table was a mess of overflowing tea.
“Please be more careful in the future.”
The ladies nodded, unable to move despite the fact that the hem of their dresses was getting wet from the tea spilled on the table.
I started to turn away, but then stuck my face in front of them again and whispered, “I don’t know about the others, but I think my husband’s might be the biggest.”
I smirked and returned to my seat.
Actually, the last part was meant to make Killian feel better.
Since this is the world of “I Refuse Your Obsession,” Cliff should be on top of all the specs. Probably.
As I returned to my seat, the ladies behind me scrambled to their feet and left.
And then Killian let out the laugh he’d been holding in.