If I Disobey the Duke - Chapter 121
She was filled with the confidence that he would come to her today, tomorrow, anytime, if he wanted.
It wasn’t surprising. It was Rocus’s habit of ascending to the position of a predator in any place.
With Valks in front of him, Rocus even crossed his ankles, raising his legs up on a wooden table.
Instead of Lily, who was the target if him, Valks exclaimed.
“Respect the Duchess! Do you want to have your leg cut off right now?”
Rocus raised one corner of his mouth as if having fun, and clapped slowly.
“You did well. Is it the best place you’ve ever been married to?”
Valks placed his hand on his waist as if he was about to draw a sword. How rude to the hostess of Arcadia, who is so noble.
Lily, who regained her consciousness, hurriedly squeezed her words out.
“It’s okay. Vals. That child is my… He’s my brother.”
Valks, who grabbed the sword handle, stopped.
It seemed that he needed time to understand her words. His wide-eyed eyes glanced over at the relaxed Rocus.
Red hair and majestic bones. puffy chin.
The Crocus Isles he heard from Hans were right. The eldest son of the Isles who was permanently banned from Cadiz.
Rocus smiled softly and stepped off his table. He clenched his fists and chin his ox-thick biceps against the table.
“Sister. Put away the old man and let’s talk together. We really have a lot to talk about.”
The power of the old knight holding the sword handle was even stronger.
“Absolutely not. Madam.”
In principle, he should have been arrested and expelled immediately.
He disobeyed the orders given by the lord and entered Cadiz. By itself, he was already a felon.
“Don’t let me repeat. You know my personality. If you don’t leave, I’ll beat you up. Then you’ll be paralysed or something and my sister’s husband will chop my head off. That’s my guess.”
If it wasn’t for the atmosphere of the quiet Lily.
He didn’t move even a single step from the door. The green eyes staring at her younger brother sunk down infinitely heavy.
“Why did you do that? Rocus?”
Rocus’s eyebrows twitched. He clenched his teeth in shock.
“Oh really… .”
Rocus grabbed the back of his neck and lowered his head. Veins spurted out of his thick forearms.
After a while he slowly lifted his head, revealing hideous green eyes beneath his thick brows.
“Sister. I’m not saying I did anything good. It’s all for you. What if you don’t like it… Did you even hear me?”
“I can’t let the Lord of Cadiz go. The door will be closed, but he will be here.”
“Oh really. I!”
As Rocus jumped up, the heavy wooden chair stomped over. At the echoing noise inside the prison, Lily reflexively flinched.
Rocus took a deep breath and slowly lowered his clenched fist to the desk.
He lowered his head as he rested his fists on the table.
“Are you pregnant?”
Lily’s face was almost drenched in darkness, but she could feel her reddened forehead right up to her forehead.
At her shame rushing in, Lily felt that the wall she had built had been torn apart.
Finally, she lowered her head diagonally.
Should she leave? Lily quickly shook her head in belated regret.
“Not yet. Are you working hard?”
“You are not the one to ask. It’s about me. Why?”
Rocus took a deep breath. Instead of using his chair, he sat halfway across his table.
Looking at the stone wall in front of him instead of Lily, he spit out his teeth.
“It’s not what you say. Father would be a little angry if he heard it. To be honest, I don’t want my sister to even spread her legs to that mongrel. He forced you to marry him, even if you didn’t like it.”
As Valks was about to shout, Lily’s voice, which had become sharper, came first.
It was a loud voice that would fill the hallway anyway. Rocus had a temper that couldn’t control his emotions well.
“It’s my husband. Don’t talk like that.”
“Ah. It’s really crazy. Again, again!”
Rocus groaned and smashed the table. The screams from the table echoed again in the stone chamber.
“What are you? Why are people always so stupid?”
Ignoring the tinnitus ringing in her ears, Lily slowly opened her eyes.
“Ah. Even if you weren’t just a pure woman….”
Rocus trembled like a volcano that endured the rage that would pierce his ribs. The breath he exhales is hot.
Even from a distance, she could tell enough.
“So that’s why Father always said that people stupid. What happened to your ex-husbands who have a bunch of problems. Those bastards are dead and you’re treated like a breeding mare…”
At his brother’s accusations pouring down like bombs, Lily faltered. His words seemed to cut through her chest.
Lily’s heart sank to the floor. It seemed as if Rocus had opened her mouth and poured her sulfuric acid into her.
The bitterness melted her intestines away.
It hurt more than the violence she saw on Dandelion, who suddenly came and poured out undeniable facts.
Bitter blood was dripping from between her bones.
It was a pain so used to it that she no longer cared about it.
She calmed down again and looked at her brother calmly, hiding her broken heart.
“…Breeding mares. You are not in a position to criticize me for that.”
Where did her treatment begin in the first place?
Rocus stiffened at the sound of Lily’s submerged voice.
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