Chapter 8

Of course, I took all Franz’s letters which he received from Rithaus.

Not only that, but I also blocked the messenger bird with the help of the butler and cut off all means of communication that Franz and Rithaus could take through an express telegram that can be sent by using magic.

Rithaus must’ve lost his self control.

 It was because of this fact that he visited us without contacting us beforehand.

“I get it. I’ll get ready and meet him. Alto, father and mother are not here, right?”

“That’s right, the Marquis has already joined the Order of the Knights, while the Marchioness has gone to the salon.”

“Okay, so I guess I’m the only one Rithaus can meet?”

Luckily the timing was right, Franz left for a camping trip to the eastern woods with six escort knights.

Speaking of camping, he went to watch migratory birds, so he won’t be back for a while.

“Isn’t it a good day?”

I have a good feeling.

Today is the day where I can dump Rithaus in front of his face.

I chose the best dress, made myself look as glamorous as possible and as tight as I could, and went to see Rithaus in the guest room.

Once he saw me, Lithaus bent down and politely kissed the back of my hand.

I wanted to clench my fist at the touch of Rithaus’ lips, which slightly touched the back of my hand.

“It’s been a while, Sir Rithaus. Let’s have some tea.”

I smilied as brightly as I could, and with a raucous motion, I poured the tea Remy had brought. 

The light red colour was very pretty.

“Please, have some tea. It contains dried raspberries, so it smells really good. The chef picked a bunch of raspberries the other day, but what did he say again about finding a snake while he was picking? Speaking of which, he hates snakes so much that he was frightened just by looking at raspberries again. Hohohoho.”

I said anything that came out of my mouth.

After all, when he’s with me, that bastard barely talks.

I don’t like talking to myself, but I hated silence even more.

The bastard probably thinks I’m an empty-headed woman who just talks about substanceless rubbish.

“You want to end our engagement?”

As usual, he broke the silence and got down to business.

Hoo, then I’ll go straight to the point as well.

I don’t have to pretend to being a chatty person anymore.

“I don’t want to break off our engagement, it’s already been called off, Sir Rithaus.”

He was staring at me with a fierce gaze.

I guess it’s because his kind, friendly expression is only reserved for Franz.

This is the first time seeing him with such a cold expression. 

In fact, all this time, the kind of face he usually showed me was a soulless business smile.

“Marriage is a matter between families. It’s not for your ladyship to decide alone. Fortunately, my father did not see the letter. I’ll pretend I didn’t see it, please understand and withdraw your decision.”

He indifferently started getting up without drinking his tea.

My original temperament that had been suppressed by Rithaus, who completely disregarded me, came back.

I also can’t act like the Kayla Vesta in the original story.

“Then I will send another letter directly to Count Aizar. This time, I will send it with the seal of the Vesta family.”

“Without the consent of Marquis Vesta?”

He had no doubt in this fact, that my father would naturally oppose the breakup.

“My father allowed it. He said he would leave the matter to me entirely.”

That statement was a lie.

My father said he respects my wishes, but he didn’t say he would leave the annulment process to me.

Of course, I sent the notice of the breakup first.

“It’s very one-sided, and I was very speechless at the rudeness shown by the young lady.”

I tightly gripped on my skirt, trying to hold back the rising irritation.

“It’s true I’m being rude, but I could say the same thing about your attitude. Aren’t you supposed to ask the other person why they’re doing this in the first place?”

Even though we are betrothed for the sake of strengthening the two families’ relations, the conflict is still between a man and a woman.

Surprisingly, Rithaus couldn’t answer my question.

He looked stunned.

That’s right, he wouldn’t even bother what I think and as to why I wanted to break up.

He’s just on a mission to prevent the situation from turning into a mess and maintain our relationship for our arranged engagement.

This mission includes his incidental interest of wanting to be close to Franz.
“………What is the reason?”

Now he was asking me the reason. That was so very early.

“I have no intention of getting married. I don’t want to think about anything but succeed the family line.”

Strangely, in front of Rithaus, I didn’t want to make this excuse that I want to pick a good man who will marry into our family and live with us, just like I had said in front of my father. 

It sounds like a lame excuse.

It didn’t seem like Rithaus would believe me, if I gave the same excuse.

“I have issues with my graduation in Kratier and joining the knighthood, so we can take our time and marry anyway.”

This bastard, was ignoring my words again.

“By the way, what do you mean by succeed the family line? Isn’t Franz the next successor of the Vesta house?”

He cut me off, as if Franz’s well-being is more important to him.

This bastard’s too obvious.

“Franz hates fighting. He doesn’t fit in among his peers nor among people from the same social class.”

“I know that.”

“Do you think Franz, who’s already been getting bullied at Kratier Academy, will fare well among the knights?”

“I’ll help you from now on. I’ll protect Franz so that no one can hurt him.”

Honestly, I feel like I’m talking to a wall now.

Before I knew it, a sigh leaked out.

“Franz has something else he wants to do. I want him to do what he really wants and live freely.”

“I know that too. But observing and studying birds, insects and plants, those are things he can do as a hobby.”

Oh, my blood pressure!

Words aren’t getting through to him.

But Rithaus didn’t stop testing my patience.

“It’s also for the sake of the Vesta family that Franz is training to become a knight and be the head of the household. The Aizar and the Vesta must join forces and become one family in the future. ”


Rithaus was now telling me what he casually said to my father to convince him.

“Do you think it’s an asset for a head of the Vesta who did not become a knight?”

My last words strengthened my resolve.

“That’s one more reason why we need to break up.”

It’s a pity that my father isn’t here right now.

Father, it’s true that the Aizar family is targeting our family!

“I’ll be honest. I don’t want to marry you, Lord Rithaus.”

Rithaus asked with a face like he didn’t understand what I just said.

“You hate me?”

Yes, I hate… oops, I almost answered.

But I’m not a child, I can’t be childish.

“No, I don’t hate you.”

“Well then…”

“But I don’t like you. I have no particular interest, no, I don’t care, nor think about Lord Rithaus at all. I don’t want to know what you’re thinking or what you like.”

As if he was shocked by my words, Rithaus’ brows slightly furrowed.

He couldn’t speak as if it was the first time he had been rejected by a woman.

In truth, Rithaus is quite popular among social circles.

Because of his handsome face and demeanor, there are many women who secretly admired him.

“So you don’t have to worry about my family’s future anymore. I will definitely be ordained as a knight at Kratier Academy.”



Rithaus laughed astoundingly at my words. I could feel the same energy in his eyes.

“Do you know that Franz’s swordsmanship skills are quite proficient?”

I know that. But I didn’t give an answer.

“Now you’re taking away Franz’s chance.”

I really want to ask back if the opportunity he’s talking about is an opportunity at all, but I didn’t want to talk to this man anymore.


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