Please Answer Me - Chapter 3
Allen nodded at Rosie’s explanation.
“Right. I’ve heard that’s what it means. Like his nickname, he actually has blue eyes, right? I heard that it is rare in the Quat tribe to have such an eye color, is that true?”
Rosie looked at her own light brown hair. For some reason, her face hardened slightly.
“Yes, we’ve been with the kingdom for a long time, and light hair and eyes have become commonplace, but it’s true that blue eyes are rare among the Quat tribe… Of course, they don’t come naturally.”
“Do you know about him, Allen?”
Allen answered, “I do. Rumor has it that he is more ferocious than the monster we saw in the lake.”
“Is he that cruel?”
“He is known for being very violent and ferocious. He was very cruel to other tribes in war. He is said to be cold-blooded, without blood or tears.”
Rosie went on to explain. “That’s why our tribe decided to form an alliance through this marriage and fight him together. If the marriage breaks down like this, we would be isolated. Many other tribes have already succumbed to his threat.”
“That’s a big deal.”
Rosetta began to wonder if there was any way to help them. This is because she wants to help Rosie somehow, this marriage is also for the sake of the kingdom. Only then will the borders be stabilized and the kingdom will be far away from the threat of the Quat tribe.
Then a good idea came to mind.
“Then how about using a substitute?”
Everyone looked at Rosetta.
“If you cover the bride’s face with a veil at the wedding ceremony, you wouldn’t know for sure who it is. Wouldn’t it be fine to change the bride when the wedding ceremony is over?”
Rosie looked blankly, then nodded her head.
“It’s not really impossible. When the groom steals the bride and runs away, there is a banquet to welcome them back. After that, the bride will be in the new room, so before that, I should be there.”
“By the way, your leg is injured, will you be okay during the first night ritual?”
At Rosetta’s question, Allen, who was next to her, grinned.
“Yeah, as long as the groom doesn’t rush in too roughly, it’s even possible for him to just sleep. It would be a good idea to get him to drink a lot at the banquet in advance. If a man drinks too much, he won’t stop there anyway– Ouch! Why are you pinching me!”
Allen jumped up as the nanny pinched his hard. Rosetta realized that what Allen had just said, though it was embarrassing, there was a point.
“Then all we need is the bride’s substitute!”
Rosetta exclaimed in a very happy voice. Rosetta looked right at the tribal women there. Unfortunately, they are all much taller and bigger than Rosie, so the bridal dress is unlikely to fit.
“Are there any other women? Someone of the same size as you.”
Rosie shook her head at Rosetta’s question.
“Only these women have come to serve me today.”
“Then what about this……”
At that time, everyone’s eyes turned to Rosetta. Rosetta’s small and slender stature is similar to Rosie’s. Tribal women began to whisper among themselves. Rosie suddenly grabbed Rosetta’s hand.
Rosetta had a very ominous feeling. Rosie smiled brightly and shouted, “Can I ask Rosetta to stand in for me?”
“This will never happen!”
Since before, the nanny jumped up and kept pacing back and forth. She was almost on the verge of collapse.
However, Rosetta was staring with ecstasy at the bride’s dress she was wearing now. The dress with golden embroidery on the red silk is very luxurious.
As everyone expected, Rosie’s dress fit Rosetta so well that she thought it was made for her from the start.
“I’ve already agreed to do a substitute, so I can’t help it. We must keep our promise.”
But her nanny still wanted to deny it all and shook her head quickly.
“Please, just say you can’t do it right now. It’s not even a promise.”
“It’s not someone else’s request, but the one who saved our lives. What’s more, she lost a horse that was like her friend because of me, and this is nothing compared to what she has done.”
“And what if you get hurt?”
“People here ride horses as soon as they are born before they can even walk. There’s no way I’ll get hurt.”
“Still, this can’t be done. Absolutely not!”
“Nanny, don’t just say no. Tell me another way. Is there any better way to help her than this?”
Eventually, the nanny grabbed her hair out and shouted, “Do you really have to participate in this barbaric custom? It’s a predatory marriage. How can they be so uncivilized!”
“It’s not uncivilized, it’s their culture and customs. They do not really kidnap, so what’s the problem?”
The nanny now began to lament over her plight as she couldn’t understand anything.
“Oh, if it is known to the world that this happened to Miss Rosetta, I will die. Don’t you feel sorry for me?”
“No one will know if you don’t say anything, nanny.”
“Do you think it would be okay to just shut my mouth? How are you going to shut Allen’s mouth?”
“Allen will never say anything about this.”
“Why do you think so?”
“Then it will be known that I almost died because Allen couldn’t protect me properly.”
Rosetta smiled broadly as she looked at her speechless nanny.
“So, even when you return to the kingdom, keep your mouth shut and be quiet. Got it?”
Just as the nanny was about to complain again, she pushed the door to the tent back. Rosie, walking inside with a crutch, flinched and stopped when she saw Rosetta dressed as a bride.
“Wow,” She then let out a low admiration. “Rosetta, you’re so pretty. The bridal dress suits you really well.”
Rosetta grabbed the hem of her voluminous skirt and spun around in place. It’s a completely different type of clothing from the kingdom’s clothes that showed the curves of the body as it is. To be honest, Rosetta really likes the clothes here.
“I don’t know if I really can wear this precious dress.”
“What do you mean? I should be grateful because you did me a difficult request.”
Rosie put the hat in her hand on Rosetta. A red veil unfolded beneath the flowered hat, completely obscuring Rosetta’s face.
“Thank you very much for your help, Rosetta. I will never forget what happened today,” Rosie whispered, hugging Rosetta.
After a while, the real bride remained in the tent and only Rosetta and her nanny walked out.
It was already dark. A huge full moon appeared in the black night sky, and torches were burning everywhere. Someone handed Rosetta a lamp and left. When the time comes, the groom will see this lamp and come to the bride.
Then the nanny also suddenly handed her something. Realizing that it was a small dagger, Rosetta looked at her nanny in amazement.
“Just in case. You have to be prepared for anything that could happen. If something goes wrong and it becomes a dangerous situation, use it. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of everything after that.”
“How should I use this?”
“You can cut off the guy’s dick.”
Rosetta burst into laughter at her nanny’s blunt remark.
‘I’ll keep it even if I won’t use it,’ thought Rosetta, placing the dagger on her chest.
“Where did you get the dagger? There is no way you would have had this.”
“I told Allen to give it to me.”
“Come to think of it, where is Allen? I thought Allen would be the first to object to this, but he was quiet, which was a bit surprising.”
“He went to get a drink for the groom. He said he’d be back before the ceremony. And the reason why Allen didn’t object to is……”
The nanny said with a sigh, “He said it was the first time he’d seen Miss Rosetta really want to do something, and he wanted to let you do whatever you wanted……”
It was only then that Rosetta realized that Allen had never objected from the start of this trip.
He accepted with a smile at both her childish insistence that she wanted to go on a trip before getting married and her whim of suddenly changing the trip destination.
Allen, who has been her escort knight for a long time, was in a position to oppose more strongly because of his heavy responsibility.
“Thank you so much, both of you. And I’m sorry.”
“Huh, did you know that just now?”
Then there was a loud noise from somewhere. Rosetta and her nanny stared into the distance.
The sound of many horses running at once was heard. Immediately after, a series of sharp metal clashes struck. Rosetta flinched and trembled at the groaning scream heard in the meantime. Because it sounded like a real battle.
“There’s still some time left, but are they starting earlier than planned?”
At Rosetta’s question, her nanny also muttered with her brows furrowed.
“I think so. But they fight like in a real war. They said they would only pretend.”
“I know right?”
She was told that when the groom came, the bride pretending to refuse not to be taken away was also part of the ceremony.
She heard that all of these are pre-planned plays, but if this is just a performance, isn’t it a great performance?
[It’s an attack by the Quat tribe!]
That prediction was broken when someone’s voice rang out. Soon a group of men emerged from the darkness with a loud shout.
Under the pouring blue moonlight, about ten men are running at high speed on horseback. Everyone is covered in black clothes and black masks. Among them who looked exactly the same as each other, a man riding a horse stood out in front of the crowd.
He’s also dressed like a raven, but there’s one thing that’s completely different: the man’s eyes are shining exceptionally blue in the dark.
Several tribal men rushed at him. But as soon as the man wielded the large sword in his hand, they fell helplessly, spewing blood.
Soon after, the gaze of the man, who had been scanning the surroundings quickly, stopped on Rosetta holding a lamp.
As soon as she met his eyes, she suddenly recalled the lake she had seen during the day: a place that hid a monster that could devour her at any moment in a blue and beautiful appearance.
“Nazar means blue eyes and Quat means wolf.”
The words she heard today came to her mind again.
Literally, reminiscent of the blue-eyed wolf king……
The moment Rosetta muttered to herself, the man immediately kicked his horse straight in the ribs. And with the momentum of a beast that decided on its prey, he rushed straight to Rosetta.
Oddly enough, she couldn’t take her eyes off him. She was afraid of the man running towards her and wanted to avoid him, but she couldn’t move as if she was under a spell.
The man gripped the bloodstained sword with his left hand. And without slowing down in the slightest, he leaned down from the horse and snatched Rosetta’s waist.
“Ah! Miss Rosetta!”
By the time the nanny screamed, Rosetta was already on the horse and quickly moved away with the man. Rosetta’s hat fell on the floor and rolled around with the red veil.
“Miss Rosetta! Miss Rosetta……”
The nanny, who was chasing them in a hurry, collapsed as their figures disappeared completely into the darkness.
“Oh my God, what should I do now……”