I Became the Fiancé of a Crazy Heroine - Chapter 08-2
Adelaide’s mansion, the guest room of the Duke.
When the sun had set, Robbins finally returned to the mansion. The maids brought him a change of clothes, and Yenid watched quietly as she waited.
Once the maids had left, Robbins and Yenid sat in chairs placed around a table.
“Has Sion arrived safely?” Robbins asked.
“Yes. There was a bit of a problem, but it went smoothly,” Yenid replied.
Robbins furrowed his brow and twisted his voice.
The engagement had been difficult enough to arrange, and in order to hold the wedding ceremony without any complications, nothing should go wrong. But if Sion Laird was left with a bad impression from the first day, it would not only affect him but also the entire Laird family.
“It’s…Hanette met Sion in her nightclothes.”
“Where is HANETTE? I told her to be careful!”
Without even considering the situation, Robbins got up from his seat.
If she had met Sion Laird while wearing her nightclothes, it would have meant that she was not properly prepared. If she had even shown herself without any makeup, Sion Laird would have felt great disappointment in her.
“Just a moment. Please listen to me until the end.”
“There’s no need to listen. She needs to be punished to come to her senses.”
“Sion asked for mercy. He said that if we punished her, it would hurt Hanette’s pride for no reason.”
“…Did he say that?”
“Yes. Would you like to hear more?”
Robbins was perplexed, but he sat back down.
Yenid continued, and with a little relief in her voice.
“I didn’t believe him. It could have been a polite gesture, so I asked him if there was anything he liked about Hanette.”
“And what did Sion say?”
“He gave a strange answer. He said he liked the mistake she made today because it was beyond his expectations.”
Robbins didn’t understand at first and thought it over again.
If he were a typical nobleman, he would have been attracted to a dignified and modest noblewoman like Yenid.
However, Hanette’s behavior was closer to the opposite, and the nobles knew it. That’s why they didn’t talk about marriage.
If that wasn’t a lie, Sion Laird might be far from the norm.
“Sounds like a lie.”
“It could be a lie. He might use this as an excuse to demand a breakup later on. But… in my opinion, it seemed sincere.”
Yenid vividly remembered the atmosphere and feeling from back then.
She herself was once a noblewoman and had met many aristocrats to widen her social network and find a marriage partner.
As a result, her intuition became sensitive, and she could indirectly sense the other person’s emotions or thoughts.
Based on her intuition, she thought that Sion Laird had revealed his true feelings.
“Do you really think so?”
“Yes. From what I saw, it seemed sincere.”
“Your intuition is quite sharp.”
“Hehe… it’s not always right, but it usually hits the mark.”
Robbins rubbed his chin and thought about Sion Laird.
If he was ordinary, he was ordinary, and he could even be shy and introverted.
As a son of Marquis, he was relatively mild-mannered, and he had never caused any trouble before.
But that was just his external appearance, and he might have been hiding his true nature for a long time.
“So, what did you do about Hanette?”
“I did as Sion asked. There’s no point in making a fuss about this, right?”
“You’re right. We should be nicer during the engagement period, and if we scold her, we’ll just be at a loss.”
For Robbins, this engagement was both an opportunity and a crisis.
There should be no unpleasant incidents between the two families, and a breakup would only result in losses for both sides.
Moreover, if he could persuade Hanette to quietly accept the situation, it would be better.
“Sion seems to be interested in Hanette. Even if she’s strange, she has a face that’s worth looking at, right?”
“Especially if her quirky personality matches his taste.”
“That’s good and all… But Hanette is the problem. She seems to look down on Sion a bit. What should we do?”
“…We have to make them stick together. We can set some conditions, can’t we?”