The Tamed Heiress - Chapter 3
It could have been rude to say that he was concerned about the health of the country’s best prosecutor.
But after a while, the coachman had to run quickly when Leon shouted and called him.
“Light! Bring a lamp!”
The coachman ran to the place where he could hear the sound with one of the lamps on both sides of the carriage in his hand. It is a semi-permanent magic lamp that is 100 times brighter than a regular lamp, has a long lifespan, and is very expensive
Leon beckoned and sang to the horseman who was almost wandering.
“What are you doing?”
The horseman rushed over and lit the lamp.
“Oh my god, your highness!”
“It’s a person.”
It clearly showed what the situation was like, a shovel, and a dug pit wrapped in a red cloth.
Leon closed his mouth tightly and gently lowered the fabric. The horseman quietly turned his eyes to another place in case a terrible body could be seen.
When Leon, who looked inside, said nothing, the horseman opened his eyes and glanced at it.
“Isn’t it a woman?”
At first glance, she was a very pretty and beautiful woman. He wondered why it became like this in such a place.
Under the light of the lamp, shiny blonde hair was revealed. White forehead, sharp nose, and red lips. It was not thought to be a dead person.
And so was Leon’s thought. Leon stood still and put two fingers under her neck. Then he exhaled quietly, muttering.
“… It looks like it’s still alive.”
“Is that so? Then…”
Leon seemed to hesitate for a very short time, and eventually hugged her with a cloth surrounding her.
“Are you going to take her?”
“Yeah, we can’t leave her like this. You will never…….”
“Yes, I will never tell anyone.”
“You’re quite sensible.”
Mumbling, Leon moved his arm once, fixed her, hugged her, and walked out.
The horseman hurried in front of him and revealed the way. When Leon got on the wagon, he closed the door and drove the wagon again as if nothing had happened. It was like a man who worked for a long time at the Teratius Grand Duke’s mansion, which is famous for being picky.
Leon glanced at Dana lying across from him with an indifferent and interesting gaze. Then, the eyes stopped on the clearly engraved handprints on the back of the white and thin neck.
‘I think it’ll break just by holding it with one hand.’
After kicking his tongue once, Leon looked out the window again. It was still dark everywhere, and it was still except for the sound of the wheels and horseshoe of the wagon.
Leon, who had been turning a blind eye to her, pulled the cloth a little and covered the woman’s neck. How can he save a person with such hasty sympathy? He was amazing on his own.
‘I’ll have to send her back when it’s bright tomorrow.’
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Leon hugged her and laid her on the bed at the inn. In the bright room, he could see her condition clearer.
The cobalt blue dress fabric she wore was expensive fabric imported from distant foreign lands. In addition, well-prepared hair, white skin, and white and straight hands caught his eye.
“Which noble woman is she?”
However, why is it that a noble woman’s dress becomes a live burial because she is strangled in the middle of the night? And he couldn’t think of the noble spirit of this appearance near his territory.
A woman of this appearance must have been rumored to be in society, and no matter how uninterested he was in society, he would have heard or seen her at least once.
Somehow Leon, who was bothered by her pale complexion, gently put his hand on the woman’s cheek.
It felt cool to the touch. It was dangerous for her to be strangled, but it was also dangerous for her to be outside her on a cold day, losing her conscious.
Leon, who was trying to call the maid like a habit, shut up.
Where is the maid here? As the wagon crossed the mountain path, a snowstorm began and they could not go further even though the castle was just around the corner. If Leon was alone, he could have left the wagon to the coachman and returned alone, but he couldn’t because there was a woman who was dying.
Inevitably, they decided to stop by a nearby inn on the outskirts of the village and stay overnight. Even that, people of the same circumstances gathered and there were no vacancies. Eventually, they could barely catch a room by paying three times the original price.
It was a little bothering to see the gaze of the horseman, who had been calm and quiet while putting both men and women in one shot, but it seems to have meant this.
Leon looked at the woman with a slightly awkward look, and first covered her with a thick blanket.
“It would be better if her body warmed up.”’
He waited, kneading her hands and feet covered with blankets in his own way, but there was no sign of warming up. In the meantime, the woman’s complexion became paler and shallow as if her thin breath was broken.
Leon got out of bed with his lips tightly closed horizontally. Then he stomped toward the bathroom.
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