Untouchable Lady - Chapter 10
2. Watch Out For That Lady
There was an obvious surprise and disbelief in his voice.
The silver-haired man, who is seated on the sofa and reading a letter that arrived today, turned his head, his forehead forming a crease.
“What do you mean Hilise Inoaden? Why would roses bloom from someone else when Ricardo was there?”
He is a descendant of the direct lineage of Parvenon, one of the four special-blooded families like the Inoaden.
“That’s what I heard when I was snooping inside the Inoaden estate.”
Christian’s subordinate, Lenock, who delivered the news, told him again.
But even after hearing it with his own two ears, he still finds it unbelievable.
Christian’s doubts are reasonable.
The Inoaden’s successor is the eldest son, Ricardo.
Even though the vividly red-haired man had not yet awakened, no one doubted that he is the successor.
The terms and conditions for the awakening are usually ordinary, so it was rarely delayed.
That’s why everyone thought that Ricardo’s awakening would only be a matter of time.
But unexpectedly, it was his younger sister who had the awakening.
Besides, he knows who Hilise Inoaden is.
The pathetic lady who is always by the corner while Gabrielle, who’s not even her real sister, receives all the attention……
Christian carelessly tossed the letter he was holding onto the table.
His visage was very handsome as if he was a carefully sculpted piece that came to life.
“That’s interesting. Instead of Ricardo, it should be his sister who must be nicknamed ‘The Princess of Roses’.”
That explains why the Inoadens have been strangely quiet these days.
Christian felt amused and annoyed at the same time.
He was interested in the sudden turn of events, but he also thought that all the trouble he went for Gabrielle, who was like the princess of Inoaden, was a waste.
Christian’s cold gaze landed on Gabrielle’s letter that he was reading just a while ago.
His fingers slowly swept his jaw and his lips, a habit when he is contemplating something.
“The other families?”
“They haven’t made any significant moves yet. I think we were the first one to get the information.”
“The Clan of Ashes?”
“Axion Berzette is known to be in a different place right now.”
Then there’s no risk of losing.
“Let’s go check, then.”
In the end, he was more inclined to his interest rather than his annoyance.
In addition, if Hilise Inoaden is the true successor, then there’s no need to waste his precious time on Gabrielle.
Christian, who has made his decision, rose from his seat.
His dazzling silver hair twinkled and shook elegantly as he moved.
Lenock, who was still inside the room, dissuaded him.
“The Inoaden estate is not receiving guests at the moment.”
“What’s the problem with that?”
Christian, however, smiled with his red eyes and walked past Lenock towards the door.
“I have a lovely fiancée who is willing to open the door for me anytime.”
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“Everyone’s acting weird these days.”
Gabrielle thought and muttered to herself.
The disgruntled Gabrielle inflated her cheeks, but even with that look, Gabrielle was still as beautiful as an angel.
Her golden hair flowed like a stream of light, her clear, large, jade-like green eyes, and her slender body and white skin were all beautiful.
However, these days, Gabrielle’s beautiful face displayed a frown more than a smile.
It was related to the disorganized atmosphere in the Inoaden.
First, her brother and father started acting weird.
They’ve had less time to visit Gabrielle for a while now.
Even when they visited her, they were often lost in thought or wore dark expressions.
Gabrielle has never been out of her bed since she was attacked by the beast in the garden.
In fact, she didn’t have any serious injury because she was protected by her brother, Ricardo.
If someone were to find an injury in her body, it would be the scratch on her hand and a slight ankle sprain.
Even the swelling of her ankle quickly subsided.
But whenever Gabrielle thought that she was still alive because of her good luck, she would pout, thinking that it would’ve been better if Ricardo was more careful that day.
It was because of her that the beast had broken out to the garden in the first place, but it was long since she forgot that she did something wrong and that someone could’ve died because of it.
In any case, Gabrielle, who was not seriously injured, was just feigning illness.
Gabrielle felt that everyone’s attention was focused on Hilise ever since her flower show at the garden.
Ricardo referred to what happened as the awakening of power.
Gabrielle also knew about the Inoaden’s power because she lived in the estate since she was a child.
‘But isn’t Brother Ricardo the only one who can do that?’
Gabrielle simply concluded that everyone was mistaken.
However, unbeknownst to her, her father and brother kept paying attention to Hilise.
That’s why Gabrielle couldn’t understand them.
But the strangest thing is her stepsister, Hilise.
Gabrielle still couldn’t believe what she heard from her maid a few days ago.
She said that Hilise jumped out of the window……
Without a doubt, Gabrielle knew that Hilise would never be capable of doing something that extreme.
Gabrielle recalled her stepsister, who always looked at her with envy and resignation.
Hilise, who has a pure and innocent personality, is always treated coldly by her father and brother, but she never held a grudge against them.
But she jumped out of the window before her father’s eyes.
Gabrielle also heard that Hilise even said rude things to her brother and father in the dining room.
Gabrielle couldn’t believe that either.
But on the second thought, Hilise was acting strangely in the garden too.
She never imagined that Hilise can act so cold towards her brother, Ricardo.
Another strange thing is that the Hilise she knew would have already visited her and checked her condition.
Yet Hilise never went to her room to see how her sick sister is doing.
Furthermore, her maid told her that Hilise wandered around the house in her pajamas, even during daytime.
Gabrielle couldn’t see her because she stayed in her room, but she was so shocked when she heard about it.
On top of that, there was a preposterous rumor that Hilise destroyed all her clothes, which Gabrielle thought was ridiculous.
In any case, because of Hilise’s sudden eccentricity, Gabrielle was not given the same amount of attention she used to receive in the Inoaden.
Even her father and brother seemed to have been distracted since the day Hilise jumped out of the window.
Gabrielle didn’t like it.
“Get my necklace from the first drawer.”
She wanted to be a bit nasty.
Gabrielle’s angelic face showed her displeasure.
Now, she was just thinking of going to see her stepsister, who stole the attention of her family.