Today's Beast Who Doesn’t Remember Yesterday - Chapter 22
There were several reasons for the increase in work.
There were also problems with the establishment of a hostess in the Philemon family and the Capella estate.
Most importantly, the owner of the Philemon family, Edlade is amnestic.
As a duke, he handled his duties thoroughly and perfectly as usual.
Halbert was able to respond well because I knew the news about the Capella estate sooner than anyone else.
‘I had recently learned about Capella, and my head hurts more.’
Losing it is a big problem.
It was not possible to determine whether Archduke Buffken knew the secret of the territory and was coveting it, but the Marquis of Rayburn gave the hand for the Archduke.
It was Rayburn who had an erratic relationship with Philemon.
So, the existence of a lady from the Rayburn family in the Philomen family was the biggest variable in the issue of the Capella estate this time.
‘Is it a coincidence that My Lady didn’t bring in Conzel Rayburn the other day?’
If he had been brought into the mansion casually, things could have gotten worse.
Conzel may have tampered with the mansion, or it could have been that he was trying to get something by manipulating the duchess.
He couldn’t even tell the duchess not to bring in her family.
That would have been horrendous and would have spread the false rumor that the Duke of Philemon wouldn’t even allow the hostess to meet with his family.
‘First of all, matters related to the Capella estate are going smoothly. If it goes on like this, there is a high chance that it will come into our hands.’
Unless something special happens, it will be…
“Are you listening to me? Halbert!”
“As you can see, I am not idle like you.”
“I’m not free either!”
“You must be free. My Lady usually takes care of things by herself, right?”
Noi kept his mouth shut at the words that left him speechless.
He trembled with anger as he flopped down on the sofa. It was a completely different image from his usual rational image.
‘You don’t even look like that in front of my Lady.’
Halbert shook his head quietly, knowing that he was familiar with Noi, the nerd of the world.
“My Lady is so talented. Did she really need me?”
“There will be more work as time goes by. Don’t take the Philemon’s internal affairs lightly.”
“But… today is a prom, so I have to take one day off, so he pulls it up in advance.”
“You leave the work to me. It’s like post-processing, sorting things out after they’ve already been resolved.”
It made sense to Halbert that Noi complained about not having work.
Halbert had looked at the duchess’s work when she was lying ill, and there wasn’t much to be done.
Although she hasn’t touched a lot yet, she’s done the work ahead of time enough to say that she’s perfect, so that she has neatly organized documents and no problem even if she’s away for a week.
She was unbelievably capable, considering that she hadn’t received a proper aristocratic education as an illegitimate child, who had never received a Rayburn surname until her marriage announcement.
“The most frustrating thing is that My Lady smiles casually even though she knows she is being ignored in the mansion.”
“So tell Your Excellency.”
“Please be kind to My Lady. Could they have a meal together?”
Halbert responded with a sigh to Noi’s complaint.
That was what he wanted too.
However, Edlade, who is stubborn, only ignores the explanation every morning.
‘Why should I care about a woman I don’t even know?’
‘You seem to do a good job, leave me alone.’
‘I barely believed that I was married, but what more do you want me to do? I was told to let a woman I didn’t know walk around my mansion, so I let it go. Do I have to look at her more?’
Halbert knew it, but Edlade was a really cold-hearted man who had no sympathy for others.
Every morning, in his memory, Lily was a stranger.
The documents needed for the morning explanation were now quite thick.
Halbert named the document as ‘My Lady’s journal.’
There were days when he met Edlade, but he didn’t even know what had happened between them.
Briefly, they were together for some time. It was just a pity that it was over.
“It’s the two of them. It is not our concern.”
“Then why did you ask me?”
Halbert glared fiercely at Noi.
“All… I didn’t see it. I just happened to see you crying out.”
“Don’t spy on other people’s offices.”
“Okay, I got it.”
Noi licked his lips.
Halbert patted his head as he looked at the pile of papers that had not shrunk.
The reason for the situation was obvious.
Because it seems that if Edlade’s memories return, he will regret it.
“What are you going to do later, Edlade?”
He was a little afraid of the future that I couldn’t easily imagine.
He only hoped that his master and friend, Edlade, would not hurt the lady as much as possible.
There was only one thing Halbert could do for the pitiful hostess, who always smiles saying it was okay, and said it was okay while being ignored.
‘I asked him to do the last dance, so will he dance with My Lady?’
Harbert fixed his eyes again with documents, feeling it’s fortunate that Noi didn’t see the journal.
After complaining for a while, Noi was lying on the sofa and dozed off.
Edlade was contacted shortly after arriving at the spring flower ball.
Dylan, the head of Dante, the Shadow Knights of the Philemon family, was absent because it was an urgent issue to visit in person.
“Never! You can’t leave your wife’s side! Don’t ask me why! I wrote it down on paper! She was treated as a slave in the Rayburn family! This means that nobles know everything about her! Even the ants passing by know what your wife’s position and position will be like in society.”
Halbert, a cool and competent aide, was doing his best, but when he heard Lily’s story, he jumped.
‘If it’s a woman who can’t even walk in front of me, then she doesn’t need to be Philemon.’
Thinking like that, he left the banquet hall for a while.
From the carriage, He was so annoyed that she smiled, glancing at his eyes. So he thought that it was alright.
“I’m meeting the lord.”
When he entered an alley far from the banquet hall, Dylan, who was hiding in the shadows, appeared.
“Did you find it?”
Edlade looked at Dylan, who was in front of him with a cold gaze.
Yeah, he didn’t have time to think about such a woman now.
“I found it. Surely there was a bud growing in the place you mentioned.”
“A sprout of that size… I think it must be.”
Dylan’s words were certain.
“There were others who approached the boundaries.”
“I’m tracking it down.”
“You must not miss it. He might be the Grand Duke.”
It was Archduke Buffken who said he would take ownership of the Capella estate, which had suddenly lost its owner.
It didn’t matter who became the master, but it couldn’t be Archduke Buffken.
He was forced to go out of the prom, and now it is a battle of power between the Grand Duke and the Duke.
There was even talk of whether there was even a diamond mine in the Capella estate.
‘I’ve become too interested in that place.’
It wasn’t good.
Although the sprout had already grown and the barrier had been set, it was only a matter of time before it became known if more people were interested in this way.
No, maybe it was Archduke Buffken’s tactic to be known like this.
“Quiet the rumors. We need to shift our attention to Capella.”
“There is a way… there is.”
Edlade’s eyebrows twitched in response to the rare pause.
If there was, he would have been able to prevent it from happening until the situation became like this.
“Why did you stop?”
“I’m sorry, that’s because… it’s something to do with My Lady……”
“You mean Lily Rayburn?”
Dylan bowed his head.
Edlade did not call Lily by Philemon’s last name.
To accept her as a family member, she was a “stranger” to him.
He remembered her smiling face in the carriage like a fool.
It’s annoying. It’s really annoying.
“Yes, my lord.”
“Is there something you can’t say to me?”
Dylan slowly raised his head and said.
“The interest in Capella’s estate is because the Grand Duke and His Excellency compete for strength. Even more so, it is the relationship between you and your wife that attracts the public’s attention…”
“If there is a change in the relationship between the two of you, people’s attention will be drawn to that.”
It was an absurd story, but there was nothing wrong with it. A love story or a love story between a young man and a woman has always been more popular than any other story.
“Currently, from Your Excellency’s indifference and isolation in the mansion… I’ve been told that My Lady is an abandoned hostess.”
“If Your Excellency gives the slightest bit of attention to My Lady, the society will be buzzing.”
It was a good way.
But he didn’t like it.
Edlade asked, looking down at Dylan quietly.
“Did Halbert do it?”
“I only take orders from the master.”
“Then let me ask again.”
“Did Halbert suggest it?”
Dylan’s silence was soon affirmative.
Edlade looked at him with a puzzled expression.
I can’t remember anything about that woman.
Why Halbert and Dylan are so impatient to help her.
“You know it, right?” I don’t know anything about her.”
“Yes, My Lord.”
“I don’t have any feelings for her. She’s just a stranger.”
Why are they acting like that woman is important to him?
“……I will keep that method in mind. You keep the barrier and prevent anyone from accessing it.
With a light gesture, Dylan seeped into the shadows as he had appeared.
Edlade was so annoyed that I let out a sigh.
After Dylan disappeared, Aldebaran in a white suit appeared.
“I wondered who was hiding like a rat, and it was you.”
“I didn’t hear any conversations with the shadows.”
“If you hadn’t blocked your ears, your neck would have slaughtered away.”
Aldebaran laughed awkwardly.