I Found a Husband When I Picked up the Male Lead - Chapter 24
Chester was getting annoyed. The child was obviously fine without any injuries no matter how anyone looked at him. It was only natural since Werazel threw her whole body to protect him.
She does not even think about herself and only cares about the child.
I don’t know why I am so angry.
“Me? I’m okay, of course,” Lizelle blinked her round eyes at him.
Why is this man suddenly annoyed? He looks so pissed.
Someone would think you’re the one who rolled with Lapel.
“Then, can you get up?”
Chester said with a deep sigh, easing his anger as much as possible.
Right now, the patient in front of me is more important than my feelings.
Lizelle directed her strength to her legs to stand up but gave up soon afterwards. Her muscles felt too weak like they were sprained.
On the other hand, Lapel was still trying to reach Lizelle.
“Lapel, it’s okay. Don’t cry.”
Lizelle smiled gently at Lapel while lying down. It hurt her heart seeing him crying sadly.
“Did you hurt your legs?”
Chester still did not get up and scanned Lizelle lying on the grass carefully to see if there was any wound or swelling.
“No, I just feel weak at the moment.”
At those words, Chester carried Lizelle without hesitation.
Lizelle’s view of the ground suddenly raised in an instant and she felt like she was floating.
“Hey? No, wait, it’s okay! I can get up soon!”
After the library incident, she was princess-carried again.1
Embarrassed, Lizelle wanted to get out of Chester’s arms but unfortunately, could not move her limbs.
“Lohan, bring the physician to Lady Werazel’s room.”
Chester glanced at the distressed Lizelle in his arms and started walking towards the mansion in big strides.
Every time he moved, he could smell the scent of grass and Werazel.
It was because Lizelle’s dress was wet with dirt. It stained Chester’s clothes but he did not care a bit.
While Lizelle was being carried by the Duke who was unfazed by the situation, she felt every set of eyes on her.
Everyone that was passing by at the moment had confused expressions on their faces like that they could not understand the situation.
More flood of embarrassment rushed through her.
She wanted to raise her arms to cover her face but it was impossible to do so because she was just too weak.
Lizelle closed her eyes and sighed.
“Ugh, they might think I’m shameless,” she muttered.
I need to get to the room quickly.
“Does this hurt?”
“No, it doesn’t.”
The physician who arrived earlier was applying pressure to Lizelle’s body here and there while questioning if it hurt.
Fortunately, her legs seemed fine because she did not feel any pain at all.
“Oh there, it hurts so much there!”
However, as soon as the doctor touched her left ankle, Lizelle shouted with her eyes wide open. Tears were forming at the corners of her eyes from the unexpected pain.
“You mean here?”
“Oh, it hurts.”
The doctor carefully turned her ankle and Lizelle gripped the bedsheets in pain.
It felt like dozens of needles were simultaneously prickling her ankle together. The physician examined Lizelle’s ankle for a while and tried pressing it with his hand. Each time he did, she screamed in pain.
“Does it hurt a lot?” Chester, who was watching on the side, came forward.
Seeing her in pain, he unconsciously frowned.
“There are no broken bones. However, when she fell earlier, she probably had twisted her ankle,” the doctor made his diagnosis.
Once the diagnosis was over, the physician let go of her foot. Lizelle exhaled the breath she was holding. Every time the doctor was holding that area, she wanted to push his hand away so badly.
Werazel arrived in the room with Chester’s help and was lying in bed.
At Chester’s order, Lapel was temporarily in his office with Lohan.
“You better not move it as much as possible. “
The physician placed a cold pack prepared in advance on Lizelle’s ankle. A cold feeling had spread over her ankle and the pain subsided to some extent.
“Other than that, is she hurt elsewhere?”
“No, she is fine except for the left ankle. Both her pulse and blood pressure are normal.”
Lizelle glanced at Chester as he kept asking the doctor if she was in good shape and found out that he was looking intently at her ankle.
His eyes, looking at her ankle with a very serious face, were so hot* that her ankle felt like it was burning even though there was an ice pack on it.
“Duke, I’m alright now. You do not need to worry about me.”
She was quite uncomfortable in this situation.
“I’m sorry,” Chester said, apologizing while staring at her.
“What did you say?”
A question mark appeared on Lizelle’s face from his unexpected words.
“On behalf of Warden, I apologize.”
I would have tied his leash properly if I knew this would happen. It was really my fault.
It was in the bloodhound’s character to have a high sense of duty to protect his owner and house and attack upon seeing unfamiliar people like Lapel and Lizelle.
“Oh! So the dog’s name is Warden. It’s okay. Lapel is safe.”
I wondered why a strange dog was in the mansion. Turns out it was Chester’s.
It could have been a disaster. If she was bitten by the dog’s sharp teeth, it would be a serious injury.
Maybe I could have gone back to the other world without even living here for a long time.
When Warden rushed to Lapel, she felt like her heart was about to stop.
All in my head was to protect Lapel, so I ran towards him without realizing that my body would get hurt.
It was a moment where her body reacted first without thinking.
But fortunately, Chester came just in time so everyone is okay.
Lizelle did not want to blame his dog because that innocent animal was only doing what he was supposed to do.1
Franky, it could be said that it was Chester’s fault that the dog managed to get away from his leash.
“I will compensate you.”
Chester, who could not erase his feelings of guilt, said.
She was a lifesaver and protected the child who might be his nephew.
Besides, he was really angry at himself for being complacent.
Seeing Lizelle lying in bed with an ice pack on her left ankle, he could not get past it.
Because in a corner of his heart, he felt uncomfortable.
“If you want anything, just tell me. I’ll listen to you.”
This was the best apology Chester could come up with.
He grew up seeing his father solve everything with money from a very young age so this is the only way he knew even today.
Lizelle was stunned by his surprise offer.
Anything I want? Can he truly…?
“If I ask for a mansion, will you buy it?”
Lizelle smiled and joked.
It was obviously a joke, so the physician, who was putting a splint on her ankle, did not make any expression.
But one person did not get it.
“Where do you want it to be built?”
Chester asked seriously and he was already thinking in his mind what to do.
Shocked, Lizelle could not help but be serious too.
“What? You’re kidding, right?”
“How big do you want your mansion to be?”
“No! It was a joke, a joke!”
(T/N: Sis no! -_- you should’ve just taken it.)2
Lizelle hurriedly held up a hand.
The man took the joke seriously. She was not hurt very much, but he wanted to reward her with a mansion as compensation.
He was the king of wealth, no matter how much he used his money.
Even though I like money, I do not want to receive excessive favor or compensation. It’s bad to be too greedy.
Chester’s eyebrows arched subtly in confusion.
Lizelle and the doctor could not hide their bewilderment.
“Just let me meet with Warden later,” said Lizelle, sighing. She looked at him with an incomprehensible expression.
“Yes, I have to get a proper apology.”
When she came into the mansion carried by him, she remembered Warden, who was tied to a tree and was unable to move. He kept whining because he wanted to go to his master.
“Is that alright with you?”
“Yes. That’s all I need.”
Lizelle’s eyes were clear as if she was not lying. Chester’s pupils shook briefly as if they were confused.
I thought she would want a big reward if she was a person who liked luxury. Opportunities like this are rare. So when she asked for a mansion, it was already expected, so I accepted it.
The more he interacted with her, the more he could see that she was not the person he thought she was when they met.
She even threw her whole body for fear that the child would get hurt.
Is it really a false rumor as Lohan said?
Is everything my misunderstanding?
I don’t know.
“Aren’t you scared?”
“If the owner takes good care of it, then there is no problem.”
Lizelle smiled happily like it was nothing.
What I’m saying is, it’s all the owner’s fault.1
However, he could not hear a word of what she said because he was distracted by other things.
If I’m really misunderstanding something, I want to know a little more about you.
Chester thought, looking at her bright smile with his eyes.