Chapter 106 – Remove Your Hand (2)
As soon as Kuhn left the building where Mirabelle was, he was found quickly by the Crown Prince’s men nearby. He didn’t know if he would be taken to the Empress without Mirabelle’s protection, but he was safe now that Carlisle’s forces were everywhere.
Carlisle and Elena hurried towards Kuhn, who was in urgent need of emergency treatment. Zenard gave his report and left to deal with the rest of the Empress’ men.
Kuhn tried to lift himself to greet him, but Carlisle gently pushed down on his shoulders.
“Are you all right?”
“Yes, I’m fine.”
He didn’t seem to be answering honestly, but his response was calm.
“Thank you for your hard work.”
“No. I apologize for not fulfilling my mission.”
“Don’t waste your thoughts and concentrate on getting better now.”
Kuhn weakly dropped his head. Perhaps he had too much guilt for not completing the mission. Meanwhile, Elena was standing behind Carlisle, confirming with her own eyes that he was safe. At that moment Kuhn’s gray eyes turned towards her.
“Who is this?”
Carlisle’s turned his head back towards Elena, then replied in a casual voice.
“This is my bodyguard.”
Elena offered a light nod instead of answering. Kuhn knew Elena’s voice, and it was possible he could recognize her if she spoke. She didn’t want to say anything in front of him as much as possible.
Kuhn stared at Elena in her metal armor with an unreadable expression. He didn’t have the same attitude as Zenard, but Kuhn didn’t seem to welcome her presence either.
‘No one welcomes you here.’
Suddenly, Elena remembered Morgan’s face. There was still a long night to go, but she thought she should see him again if she had the chance.
The next day, the sun rose without fail.
It was a busy morning for the Crown Prince. The Empress’ men had requested authorization search the Crown Prince’s palace last night, but Carlisle had been asleep and had not approved in time. The Empress complained that she missed the intruder, but there was nothing she could do about it. Her men that had been captured and tortured were finally released as well.
Elena had not seen Kuhn’s dramatic rescue from the palace, but she was sure that he was recovering well out of sight. She thought that a rumor about her secret late night meeting with Carlisle would spread widely throughout the palace, but there was no such talk and she suspected that Carlisle had a hand in it.
In the end, the result was satisfactory. But there was one thing that she didn’t expect.
“What did you say?”
Mirabelle’s face was thin as if she had been unable to sleep last night, and she continued her explanation.
“Well…last night, some men stormed in and broke open the bathroom door.”
“And they saw you in your underwear?”
At Mirabelle’s hesitation, Elena sent her fist slamming into the table. A wildfire was erupting from her chest. She thought things were going well last night, but it turned out to be wrong. How dare they see Mirabelle’s body!
“Why didn’t you come to me last night?”
Elena had no choice but to say it. Even if Mirabelle had come, she would have discovered that Elena was not in her room. Elena bit her lip in frustration while Mirabelle tried to put on a lighter face.
“It’s alright. I don’t care about that at all.”
“Then why didn’t you sleep well?”
Mirabelle couldn’t think of anything to say for a moment. Mirabelle’s sleepless night was not due to her shame of showing herself to others. She was more worried if Kuhn had managed to escape safely. She also promised she would never reveal Kuhn Kasha’s name.
“I had to change my bed and it was a little rough, but I’m really fine, sister.”
“…Alright. I won’t worry about it.”
Elena tried to act fine, but her red eyes were streaming with anger as deep as lava. She was thinking about the men they had captured last night. She should have tortured them with her own hands and made them pay…
She clenched her teeth.
‘I’ll find them and get my revenge.’