The villainess that got pregnant with the crown prince’s child decided to run away – Chapter 7
Translator: Darling | Editor: Walker
“Is the crown prince available? I brought the wanderer from another dimension, Ms. Makoto with me.”
I asked the imperial guards in front of Lord Edward’s office.
Even if I am Lord Edward’s bride, I still need to receive permission to enter the room, as such I have to ask permission from the guards in this way.
The guards that were surprised to see me dutifully called the next prime minister who was inside. Shortly after, the doors to the royal office opened.
“Is something the matter, Lady Rachel? Please, come in.”
In front of others, Lord Edward doesn’t call me ‘Ray’ but ‘Lady Rachel’ instead. Pet names are a special thing, after all, so we only call each other that whenever we are alone. Of course, that includes me as well.
“Lord Edward, a few moments ago I met with Ms. Makoto who was lost on her way here. I have brought her with me. Was this perhaps a bother?”
“Thank you, Lady Rachel. Makoto, I apologize that our guide was a bit late.”
Lord Edward smiles at me, then his attention focused on Ms. Makoto.
In my mind, I am wondering if Lord Edward is interested in Ms. Makoto like in my dream. I started to feel a little anxious and found myself looking at the both of them. However, since Lord Edward was wearing his typical charming smile, I couldn’t really tell whether it was different from how he would usually smile with other people.
“Oh no, I would like to apologize instead. I thought I wouldn’t make it by the arranged time, so I thought it would be fine if I asked someone from the royal palace to come over here.”
“I apologize, even though this was originally our mistake, you’re being considerate of us.”
As far as I could tell, Ms. Makoto and Lord Edward’s exchange was pretty normal. I’m relieved. Perhaps it WAS just a strange dream.
“Well then, let’s have a small chat. Lady Rachel, would you like to participate as well?”
Lord Edward confirmed that I could be there, but I slowly shook my head to refuse. After all, it would be bad if I got in the way of work. On top of that, I had no idea whether it would be ok if I were to hear their conversation. Besides, it seemed like the upcoming prime minister that’s currently assisting Lord Edward, Mr. Alfred had an annoyed face.
“I will be excusing myself.”
“I see, that’s a bit disappointing. If Lady Rachel was beside me, my work would go so much faster.
Lord Edward said so in a very disappointed tone. Hearing his remarks, Mr. Alfred interrupted with a disapproving coughing sound.
“Excuse me, my lord. But I believed if Lady Rachel was here, Lord Edward would only dote on her all day which would lead to a loss in productivity.”
Mr. Alfred says with a hint of anger in his charming face.
Uhh. I certainly feel that whenever I am beside Lord Edward, he just pays attention to me all day which always leads to Mr. Alfred getting mad.
“That’s just your imagination.”
Or… so Lord Edward says, but I’m not sure if Alfred is just making that up.
As I thought, I should really excuse myself from here.
“Well then, please excuse me.”
“Ahh, I’m a little bit reluctant to part with you, Lady Rachel. As soon as work is over, I will go to your room, so just wait for a little while ok?”
As Lord Edward says that, I left the office.
I wonder if Lord Edward liked Ms. Makoto in the same way I did. And I wonder if he will prefer Ms. Makoto more than me. I had just met her a little while ago, and we only talked just a little, but I feel like Ms. Makoto is a good person. But it’s because of that, that I am worried. I slowly made it back to my room and sat comfortably on the sofa. Shortly after, the maid Sally came in bringing rosehip tea.
“Ms. Rachel, I have brought some rosehip tea. Today’s rosehip tea was brought from the neighboring Lecontini empire.”
As I drink the rosehip tea that Sally had poured, I thought to myself. If Lord Edward prioritizes Ms. Makoto like in that dream I had… What should I do? Will everything be resolved without me tormenting Ms. Makoto?