The Villainess Needs A Tyrant - Chapter 1
Just now, I stole the lips of a man who is notorious as a tyrant.
Nobody would have guessed that I would kiss that man. Even the man himself. To be honest, even I acknowledge that it was an impulsive action.
But the man I kissed was smiling smoothly with no apparent agitation.
“Maribelle, was it?”
“Why did you kiss me?”
I glanced at the woman next to me who was frozen stiff with a mortified expression on her face. Lovely pink hair, the woman who had a face that looked beautiful with just a glance was my younger cousin, Arinel.
“Because my younger cousin loves you Your Majesty.”
“Is that so?”
His arm wrapped around my waist.
The distance that was formed vanished in an instance. The cold-blooded, powerful man’s smile filled my view.
“Open your mouth. If you are going to do it, then do it properly.”
As I looked at his growling face that seemed like it wanted to devour me at that moment, I slowly extended my arms and wrapped them around his neck. Those prickly glares were none of my business.
“I dare you to run away. If you do, I will bite you.”
I kissed him deeply just like that.
This was a part of my revenge.
Death is said to be fair for everyone was not fair for Maribelle. She had already faced death once. Not by just anyone, but by the one she loved and cherished the most, by her younger cousin Arinel.
That death was describable in just one word. Betrayal.
“How are you my so stupid, sister. Thanks to you being stupid, I could live while fooling you all this time.”
The cackling laughter filled the room with just the two of them in it. Maribelle weakly opened and closed her eyes. A large tear fell.
I am going to get revenge.
“Starting from the beginning, there was no one on your side. They were all on my side. Sister, you didn’t even know that and was always eager to please weren’t you.”
The owner of the voice was Maribelle’s beautiful younger cousin Arinel who tied her fine pink hair up into one. She had always been that way, had a light joyous smile as she went around grinning. If she had to pick out what was different than usual, it would be that the lovely angelic face now looked like it belonged to a devil.
Maribelle couldn’t do anything even as she looked at Arinel’s smile. It got harder to breath. It was because her body was slowly hardening like a plaster statue, and she couldn’t even blink her eyes and move.
The only thing that was free from her stiffening body was her tears. Arinel watched Maribelle who was crying like crazy with her eyes open and touched Maribelle’s hand that was on the armrest.
“How is it? Does your body feel like it’s hardening? It is not that you are actually hardening but it is simply your nerves becoming paralyzed. I found the poison with hard effort for your sake, sister.”
‘Found the poison.’ Followed by these words she had a wickedly mischievous smile on her face. Under her eyelashes that faced down as if expressing she was feeling sad, there was a face expressing that was holding back laughter so much she might die.
“Don’t despise me too much. You had to throw away things that have already been used. Sister, you did your role diligently. Father said thanks.”
It was obviously a mockery.
“It might have been better if you stayed clueless… well what can I do. You already found out.”
Arinel had her chin on the table as she hummed and watched Maribelle. Maribelle understood Arinel. Her words were correct. She had found out. Content that the family of that detestable child, the child she had loved could not let her live.
“It can’t be leaked that our family is plotting treason. Right? It also hurts my feelings for me to do this. But it can’t be helped. Because you found out, sister. It is your fault.”
Ah, it can’t be that you think we are a real family, did you?
Her breathing died down as she listened to the guffawing voice of Arinel. If her body wasn’t paralyzed, they would have tortured her like being next to a fire, no, more than that, they would have literally strangled her neck. However, Maribelle could not do anything. Stiffened in a chair, just like that, tears fell endlessly.
“Huh, what? Your tongue should have also been all numbed.”
“Ahahah, what is that! You’re like an idiot!”
Maribelle gave all her might to glare at Arinel.
Hurts your feelings? Can’t do anything about it? Why don’t you bring a mirror and see yourself before speaking. You have to see with your own eyes to realize how ridiculous your lies are.
I am going to get revenge. This was what she wanted to say. I am going to get revenge. I am going to kill you all. I will kill you all and for you bitch, strip you and peel your skin and cut them into pieces.
Maribelle was slowly dying. She was soon going to become the past. She could not do anything. Like it had always been.
Bang. Her body fill to the floor. Her vision being flipped was how she knew her body had fallen.
“Kyaa! Someone!! Is there no one there?!”
Maribel’s consciousness faded. Her hatred deepend as much. Regret overtook her hatred.
Why am I this lethargic? Why am I slowly dying off right now. Getting betrayed by the people I trusted and loved.
“O-older sister has! Sister fainted!! Doctor!! Call the doctor!!!”
I am going to get revenge. I am definitely going to kill you. Even if I die I will kill you. You who stole everything from me and was not satisfied and ended up snatching away my life. I will kill you by all means.
“Heuk, euhhk, sis-sister…you can’t close your ey-eyes…..”
It was acting that gave goosebumps that only Maribelle would mock. Wanting to laugh, Arinel flopped down to the floor in front of Maribelle. A face that was covered in shade. Before she knew it, Arinel’s face of tears showed laughter. She could not hold in her laughter and ended up with a distorted expression.
“Sister….just a bit, heuk, hold on for a bit…”
Arinel’s hand covered Maribelle’s eyes. Like a lie, her eyelids closed. Just like this, Maribelle faced death without being able to lift on hand.
“N-no, heeukk, heuk, sis-sister, sister, open your eyes, ope…eye….”
“Miss, I understand your feelings but…”
“Let go, let go! Sister, plea-se, open your eyes, heuk, heuk….”
She could hear Arinel’s pretencious cries through her fading consciousness. If another chance is given to me, was the thought Maribelle had. This useless thought. What revenge, the only thing Maribelle could do was face death.
Boundlessly stupid, Marionette Maribelle Edenberg, it is a death fitting of you.
But, if I am given another chance, I will kill you Arinel. You and your family that I loved, I will kill you all. So, so you…
So you should be thankful for my death.
That was the last of Maribelle who thought it was the end.
ohh nanana* * *ohhh nanana
“Sister you are doing well. Everything will become better.”
These were the words Maribelle heard from Arinel endlessly.
“You should have said that earlier. Why are you blaming me when you were shamelessly quiet earlier.”
If I knew those words would have come back to me like that.
Arinel hated Maribelle to death, and she did not know even a bit. She was fooled by Arinel’s kindness and simply thought that Arinel would like her as much as she liked Arinel. Looking back, it only ended in betrayal and death.
It might sound funny to some people, but those two were very close. When Maribelle’s parents passed away when she was seven, the one who watched over her from her side was only Arinel.
“Sister, it’s okay. It will be okay. You have me, and my mother and father as well. You are not alone.”
As Arinel said those words, she asked Maribelle if she would like for her family, her father’s younger brother’s family, to live with her in Maribelle’s house.
“There are many memories with your parents in this house. Sister, you wouldn’t want to live somewhere else, right? We will live with you until you are okay.”
“Would that be…okay…?”
“Of course! We are family! How about staying together until the coming-of-age ceremony? And you can receive the official succession from the family then.
“Okay, I understand. Let’s do that.”
Maribelle was still young and was not grown enough to refuse her close family members from wanting to live together. This was the seed of all misfortunes Maribelle faced.
Uncle Lorentz Edenberg along with Arinel quickly packed their belongings and entered the mansion. The room Maribelle’s parents used was taken by the Lorentz husband and wife. When Maribelle felt a sense of déjà vu, it was already after change had started.
“Arinel, the nurse maid doesn’t seem to be around today. Where did she go?”
“Your nurse maid? She quit.”
“Yep. She said she could no longer do it and told my father.”
“But she didn’t say anything to me…?”
“Who knows. Maybe she did not like you?”
Arinel tossed her words as if they were insignificant and as if telling her to not worry while she poured milk into her tea. That was not all. The maids, servants, and even the butler later, who had watched Maribelle grow up were all replaced. The words that followed after shut Maribelle’s mouth. The words that this was all for her sake.
That child was greedy for your jewelry. He was too clumsy. How dare the butler try to interfere with his master’ private life, it’s absurd.
Maribelle could not make any protests and gradually all the servants of the mansion started to serve Lorentz as their master and not Maribelle. The name they called Maribelle was Miss, and the Lornez couple were called Master. Just with this, the difference was obvious.
To the extent Maribelle could feel it, Lorentz considered Maribelle a thorn in his eyes and wanted to take over the family. If she tried to mention something, Arinel would cut her words off.
“Sister, you can’t do any work now! Don’t worry too much. After the coming-of-age ceremony, you will become the head of the house. No matter what others say, you are the landowner.”
It would be better to talk to Uncle….Arinel who saw Maribelle mumbling to herself hesitantly opened her mouth.
“Do you perhaps, not like living with us?”
I opened my eyes wide with surprise. Arinel gathered her hands together with a glum look on her face.
“I really like living with your sister, but do you not like it?
“No, it’s not that….”
“It is soon your coming-of-age ceremony. We don’t have much time living with each other so can’t you just hold it in a bit more?”
Maribelle could not refuse her younger sister she loved dearly. The way she called her older sister was too lovely.
Maribelle ended up making a decision even she thought was foolish.
“Whew, okay. Then…it is just until the coming-of-age ceremony.”
“Yea! I really like you sister!”
Recalling the first promise she made with Arinel, Maribelle only looked forward to becoming an adult.
And on that awaited day.
“It is decided that I, the younger brother of my brother, will take over his post temporarily. You are still too young. I will take this position until you grow up to be a proper adult.
What she heard was like a bolt out of the blue.