I Fell for the Temptation of the Evil Crown Prince - Chapter 3
Twisted Engagement (3)
“That’s a little…”
The maid was quiet but Rowena guessed the content. It was clear that Cecil, the crown prince, had sent the marriage engagement cancellation to the Wensons. Rowena knew that Luria’s father was short-tempered and easily angry.
“Is Lyria okay?
“I think he has calmed down a lot now. It’ll take a while for the marquis to get over his anger, but…….”
The maid said anxiously. Rowena gave her some silver coins and turned around, saying thank you. Marquis Wenson’s mansion was located right next to her residence of Count Adelia.
Since they had been close since childhood, servants from both families would also overlook Rowena’s sneaking into Lyria’s room.
Lyria was raised by a repressive father, and Rowena was raised by a family who ignored her for being a daughter. The two children were able to get along quickly.
The Marquis of Wenson decided that Lyria was a good friend to “have” because Rowena was the daughter of the countess and allowed their friendship.
Rowena also faithfully followed the Marquis’ wishes.
On the other hand, Count Adeliad allowed Lyria to be the daughter of a marquis. So that in the future he would probably associate with a person who is higher than the countess.
There was also a son, Matthias, who fell in love with Lyria. Lyria was an only daughter, so they thought that if she married Matthias, the marquis position would belong to their son.
‘Is Lyria scared a lot?’
Rowena broke into the Marquis of Wenson through a common mischief. This was a secret passage a long time ago.
When the Marquis of Wenson punished Lyria, he would lock her in a damp, buggy semi-basement, not her room. Rowena managed to know where the room was.
Sneaking through the garden, Rowena headed to the room, opened a narrow window and looked down. Lyria was sleeping curled up on a cold stone floor.
The room was dark, but there was a window, so it was lit. Rowena clapped her tongue when she found dry tears on Lyria’s face.
The timid Lyria woke up surprised by the small voice. She turned straight to the window. Rowena had visited Lyria in this way before.
Rowena sent the bag tied to the rope down the window gap. Slowly lowering the rope, Lyria, who was underneath, received the bag.
There was water, bread, sausage and cheese in the bag. Lyria, who had only had half a glass of water for a few days, drank water in a hurry and ate food.
Lyria could barely come to her senses when the food went into her stomach. Even though she was thirsty for a few days, tears poured out again when she saw Rowena.
“I’m sorry. I’m the reason you’re in danger again…….”
“Never mind that. Is your body better than that?”
Lyria glanced back at the door and lowered her voice. The room where Lyria was trapped was originally used as a warehouse, and it was quite large as it belonged to the marquis.
“I’m fine. I’m more worried about Kian than that. I think the Crown Prince found out about Kian..”
“Your Highness found out about Kian?”
“I don’t know if he knows exactly. I guess he just called off the engagement with me because I have a lover.”
Rowena, who listened carefully, was relieved to hear Lyria’s quiet voice.
“If that’s the case, wouldn’t you know who it is? Oh, Lyria, I think someone’s coming this way. I’ll be on my way.”
The dyed leather bag went back into the bag. Rowena scrambled up her bag and fell out of front of the window and ran away behind the bushes.
The maids with laundry baskets were passing by, chatting for a long time. Rowena ducked behind the bushes, unable to breathe.
“…Oh, the Marquis is not usually angry. I’m sorry for her.”
“It’s not a big sin to date at her age.”
“I know. It’s so… Don’t you know who she met and how she met with that guy? The marquis is watching her like that….”
Rowena’s existence suddenly came to mind in the maid’s head, but the maid soon erased the idea. Rowena is also in a difficult situation to get along with a man, so how could she introduce a man to Lyria?
“If they feel the same way, they’ll find a way.”
“Right? The Crown Prince will hold this family accountable… I don’t know if it’ll be okay.”
The Marquis of Wenson was a person who did not see servants or servants as human beings, but most of them were butlers and servants who worked under the Marquis directly.
It was not so bad to work in this mansion as long as the marquis was well avoided.
“But what’s going to happen to the marquis?”
The maids disappeared to the other side of the building, crossing lightly. Rowena retraced her steps in relief and returned to the count’s garden.
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“The Crown Prince is holding the Marquis accountable.”
Rowena returned to the room and was suddenly frightened. She was worried if she made any mistakes while talking to the crown prince.
“I didn’t say a word about Kian.’
Although the Crown Prince briefly addressed her the proposal, Rowena was still quiet and dismissed it as a prank by the Crown Prince. The Crown Prince wouldn’t propose to her out of the blue.