Is it difficult to be a husband like this? (6)

Edmond winked at the servant who was guarding the door, and the servant opened the door.

“The Duchess of Jaxen has arrived.”

Edmond stepped into the room first before the gatekeeper finished guiding him.
Ezet, who followed her big husband’s footsteps, was surprised to see a guest in the room.

“Countess Ritten? Countess Mortimer……are you here to visit Count Devon?”

“Welcome, Duchess of Jaxen.”

With an elegant smile, Countess Ritten folded the fan.
Other ladies around her also greeted Ezet.

Countess Ritten brought in approximately a dozen ladies.
When she came to apologize to Ezet the previous day, they were the first wives in front of her.

“We came to ask Count Devon for an apology.”


Not to apologize, but to ask for an apology?

When Ezet blinked her eyes, she turned to Countess Devon, looking down coyly.

“That day, Countess Devon took us to the warehouse, and we were locked up.”

“That’s right, and she didn’t want to cooperate when the Duchess of Jaxen asked her to come down from the cupboard.”

“It could have been a disaster.”

The ladies complained and glanced at Countess Devon.
Countess Devon looked calm as if she hadn’t heard but couldn’t make eye contact and kept avoiding.

Countess Devon and the ladies gossiping about Ezet completely turned to her side over what happened in the tea room yesterday.

But that doesn’t mean the past when they laughed at Ezet by treating her like a weirdo is gone.
At one point, they were clearly on the side of the perpetrator.

Now that social power had been completely transferred from Countess Devon to Duchess of Jaxen, the ladies had to find a way to live.
To lay all the blame on Countess Devon, the mastermind of what they have done.

“You’ve been doing it since the first day of the banquet.
The Duchess of Jaxen is having her first banquet at the Imperial Palace, but you can’t teach her well.”

“Actually, I wanted to talk to the Duchess of Jaxen from the beginning, but the atmosphere was… It wasn’t, was it? How embarrassing was that?”

As if they had done nothing wrong and were only incited by Countess Devon, they continued to make excuses as if they had been forced to do so.

‘No matter how much, turn around in this instant.’

It’s not like she still wants the ladies to hate themselves.
To be honest, she liked the experience that she could share with them.

However, Ezet did not like the way they attacked a person as a sacrifice.
Even though she hates Countess Devon, she feels sorry to see her being attacked unilaterally in this way.

Ezet stepped forward gently and blocked the ladies.

“Stop it.
Countess Devon, you’ve just woken up from drinking smoke, haven’t you? Don’t stress the patient.”

“Oh, my God, Duchess of Jaxen.
We’re just telling the truth.”

“She was visited by the imperial physician sent by the Empress and even by the healing wizard.
If she were a really sick patient, we wouldn’t have come this way.”

The ladies clearly had a friendly smile on their faces, but there was a clear atmosphere that they would not step back.
The ladies are not fools.
They immediately knew that Ezet was reluctant to Countess Devon.
They’re trying to make a scapegoat at this time, and they’re trying to score Ezet.

But Ezet couldn’t let multiple people attack one person.
No matter how much she hates them.


Edmond’s right eyebrow moved as Ezet asked for help with his eyes.

‘Countess Devon.’

She is the main culprit behind the harassment that led to the insult to Ezet.
He wanted to make Countess Devon into a beggar on the street without giving himself a hard time.
But Ezet wouldn’t want it that way.

‘Ezet doesn’t want Count Devon to go bankrupt and become an idiot.’

Edmond knew it, too.
If he retaliates that way, she will not enjoy it but only give the impression that the grudges are messy.

Unlike Edmond, who doesn’t care about his reputation, Ezet, who has many worries, will blame herself if Edmond’s reputation falls.

And if Count Devon fails or is ostracized in society, she will feel sorry.

She had no intention of making it so.

‘They want to make my wife feel guilty? Who dares?’

Edmond gritted his teeth inside.

Although it is not easy to chew on, Ezet does not want the current situation in which Countess Devon dies to the ladies.
What should he do?

“There’s one thing you ladies are overlooking.”

“The Duke of Jaxen?”

“The Count of Devon is the lord of the west, where my wife’s family is.”

“We know that.
But Countess Devon is out-casting the Duchess of Jaxen and insults… ”

“You may think so, but it’s not true.”

Edmond’s expression was gentle and smooth.
His red eyes curved gracefully, scouring the ladies and heading to Countess Devon.

“I’ve heard a lot from my wife.
Countess Devon made a lot of donations to the city library every year, which allowed her to read books from childhood to her heart’s content.”

“Yes, well… It, it was.”

Countess Devon, who thought she could barely breathe, was not relieved by the fact that it was the Duke of Jaxen who gave her a breath, replied shakily.

“The Count of Devon is a master of the west, and the countess is the one who helped my wife’s life.
It’s ridiculous to be bullied and out-casted.”

“What? But I’m sure the banquet hall…”

“It’s just that you’re taking the initiative as an elder member of a social gathering.
Countess Devon is a model of many aristocrats, and she is clearly constructed.”

Edmond’s lips went up.
Ezet felt chills, and her neck was shaking.
It wasn’t a smiley face in a good mood; it was a look of a nasty bust.

“As proof, Countess Devon considered my wife a real sister and offered here a 70 percent discount on the Count’s specialty, the red fox fur.”


“Wait, that’s…!”

Didn’t Ezet tell this lie before the Emperor that she would reject later?

Frustrated, Ezet and Countess Devon reached out to Edmond simultaneously, checked their opponents, and turned their hands back in surprise.

The other ladies watched Countess Devon and Edmond alternately, with their eyes wide open as if they had heard an incredible story.

“The precious red fox fur? Are you sure?”

“That’s right, Countess Devon has done me this favor and asked me to keep it secret.
I heard it might be seen as saving face by being kind to her little sister.”

Ezet’s excuse was ‘not fair to benefit only one person,’ but Edmond naturally changed the false reason.

“I can’t believe you don’t show your kindness to others…”

“That’s great.
Countess Devon had such a side.”

The ladies’ sharp attitude has changed.
This time, the eyes of Countess Devon turned to the eyes of the favor, raising doubts and vigilance.

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