In other words, even if it’s not visible, it’s easy to know that reporters were finding and tracking Grace.
Grace Felton was a woman who held a noble position next to the royal family but was known to be incompetent.
‘If the reporter finds something to criticize about me, they will make a lot of money, so of course there will be someone lurking.’
Grace was convinced of this because of the lime green brooch on her cloak.
‘It looks like an ordinary accessory, but it’s actually a magical item.’
In the novel, Benjamin revealed his true colors and gave Aria this cloak, saying, ‘This cloak has a very cool magic effect with this no one can recognize you as yourself.’
It was a strange magic that even though one could recognize the user’s existence and appearance, but would not be able to connect them with existing information.
“And since it’s on a different level than the usual perception-reducing magic, the magic user who first created it must have had a hard time.”
Grace was a duchess who, after a little social activity in the early days of her marriage, had been reclusive ever since.
Although it was typical that almost no one knew her face, there was another problem.
‘The portrait hanging in the royal palace.’
The Felton duchy was a family that symbolized a tree supporting the sun and a noble family that had protected the northern region for generations on behalf of the royal family.
Even though only those who were granted permission could enter, the portrait of the Felton duchy was displayed in a room where portraits of the royal family and major families were displayed side by side.
It was the same every time the season changed, and a new portrait was hung when a direct family member was born.
Although Cleta had never entered that room, that wasn’t what concerned Grace.
It was about avoiding the eyes of anyone who might be tracking her. That was the main concern.
‘Benjamin giving me this cloak for the festival must also be for this purpose.’
Benjamin was scheduled to meet with Sylvester, the original male lead, and his face was somewhat known to the public despite being a high-ranking noble.
‘Is it because of his extensive public activities?’
Anyone who knew the “Felton Duke” was bound to pay attention to the person next to him.
The persistence of those who followed him to criticize and find faults with the Duchess of Felton was strangely tenacious, so it couldn’t be ruled out that they might have sought out her portrait in the royal portrait room as well.
So Benjamin prepared this magical item. Just in case someone followed Grace and caused trouble.
“…It’s quite reasonable to think so.”
It is often said that portraits of high-ranking individuals are idealized to match the status of their position.
Grace didn’t know what the portrait of “Felton Duchess” looked like, so she couldn’t tell if the statement was true.
‘At least they wouldn’t have changed the hair color.’
Therefore, even if the countless commoners in the jurisdiction didn’t know Grace’s face, those who obtained information would be waiting for someone who even slightly resembled the portrait to appear outside the duke’s residence.
Grace recalled the main episode of “The Saint’s Wish” that would happen after the mask festival.
“The contamination of the western region’s land.”
The island was incredibly peaceful. Even if there were mentions of nobles engaging in conflicts on the island, there was never any mention of them being attacked.
All Grace had to be wary of were the eyes that were expecting the “Felton Duchess’s misconduct,” not someone’s assassination.
The island was truly too peaceful, at least until Benjamin Felton became an unleashed menace.
“He’s my husband, but he’s really a crazy person.”
Just to monopolize Aria he turned the island into a mess, blowing up the largest temple in the jurisdiction, killing all the priests, and causing chaos everywhere.
Grace shuddered and headed towards the orphanage.
‘Above all, sending his wife away slowly with an illness was too much.’
No matter how much she thought about it, it was too much.
When it comes to the original Grace, if Benjamin had simply asked for a divorce, Grace would have readily agreed and chosen to live quietly in a provincial territory.
‘To be honest, I also thought that Benjamin might not be the culprit.’
It might be hasty to confirm him as the culprit just because she died in the Duke’s mansion. However, knowing his actions in the original work, Grace couldn’t help but suspect Benjamin.